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Larry's Party

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Publisher : Penguin
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ISBN 10 : 9781101160435
Pages : 352 pages
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Download Larry's Party in PDF Full Online Free by Carol Shields and published by Penguin. This book was released on 1998-09-01 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The San Diego Tribune called The Stone Diaries a "universal study of what makes women tick." With Larry's Party Carol Shields has done the same for men. Larry Weller, born in 1950, is an ordinary guy made extraordinary by his creator's perception, irony, and tenderness. Larry's Party gives us, as it were, a CAT scan of his life, in episodes between 1977 and 1997, that seamlessly flash backward and forward. We follow this young floral designer through two marriages and divorces, and his interactions with his parents, friends, and a son. Throughout, we witness his deepening passion for garden mazes--so like life, with their teasing treachery and promise of reward. Among all the paradoxes and accidents of his existence, Larry moves through the spontaneity of the seventies, the blind enchantment of the eighties, and the lean, mean nineties, completing at last his quiet, stubborn search for self. Larry's odyssey mirrors the male condition at the end of our century with targeted wit, unerring poignancy, and faultless wisdom.

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Carol Shields and the Extra-Ordinary

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Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
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ISBN 10 : 9780773560307
Pages : 288 pages
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Download Carol Shields and the Extra-Ordinary in PDF Full Online Free by Marta Dvorak and published by McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. This book was released on 2007 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Claiming the "ordinary" and "extra-ordinary" as critical categories, contributors to this volume explore the philosophical and literary import of Carol Shields's writing, its complex play with genre and narrative technique, its re-valuing of domesticity and gendered perspective, and the social critique implicit in its gentle satirical impulses.

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Garden Plots

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Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
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ISBN 10 : 0754637530
Pages : 274 pages
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Download Garden Plots in PDF Full Online Free by Shelley Saguaro and published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. This book was released on 2006 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Focusing on a range of twentieth-century texts and including relevant twenty-first century writing, Garden Plots explores the ways in which gardens in fiction represent more than just a familiar theme. Bound up with wider aesthetic and ideological issues, gardens, like literary forms, are subject to transformations. The term 'plots' is a keyword in this approach. It refers to garden plots, literary plots, and more generally, the plotting that is political, polemical, and subversive. Each of the six chapters includes four texts that are familiar and representative. Authors include Virginia Woolf, Eudora Welty, Carol Shields, J. M. Coetzee, Toni Morrison, Leslie Marmon Silko, Jamaica Kincaid, and Philip K. Dick.

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Carol Shields, Narrative Hunger, and the Possibilities of Fiction

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Publisher : University of Toronto Press
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ISBN 10 : 0802084893
Pages : 323 pages
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Download Carol Shields, Narrative Hunger, and the Possibilities of Fiction in PDF Full Online Free by Ted Farrell and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2003-01-01 with total page 323 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Award-winning Canadian writer Carol Shields has garnered praise from scholars and an international audience of readers. Inspired by the quality and scope of Shields's work, Carol Shields, Narrative Hunger, and the Possibilities of Fiction addresses her creative exploration of postmodernism. As the first thorough examination of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, this collection of essays establishes the groundwork for future studies of her oeuvre. The collection begins with a significant new essay from Shields herself, 'Narrative Hunger and the Overflowing Cupboard,' perhaps her most substantial commentary upon her own aims as a writer. In addition, scholars from Canada, England, the United States, and Australia explore the complexity of Shields's work and her contributions to the genre of the novel. These lively essays reflect Shields's verve and her playful approach to today's sophisticated critical thinking. Among the topics are Shields's use of biography and autobiography, metafiction, popular romance, and symbolism. While the essays foreground the unreliability of language, and hence our inability to know one another or even ourselves, the contributors argue that Shields has taken a step beyond postmodernism by suggesting that we can transcend the limitations of its epistemology. Containing several essays on Swann and The Stone Diaries, Shields's most popular works, and the most extensive annotated bibliography available of works by and about Shields, this collection will appeal widely to scholars, students, and readers of Carol Shields and Canadian fiction.

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Prizing Literature

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Publisher : University of Toronto Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781442642713
Pages : 261 pages
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Download Prizing Literature in PDF Full Online Free by Gillian Roberts and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2011 with total page 261 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Canadian authors win prestigious literary prizes, from the Governor General's Literary Award to the Man Booker Prize, they are celebrated not only for their achievements, but also for contributing to this country's cultural capital. Discussions about culture, national identity, and citizenship are particularly complicated when the honorees are immigrants, like Michael Ondaatje, Carol Shields, or Rohinton Mistry. Then there is the case of Yann Martel, who is identified both as Canadian and as rootlessly cosmopolitan. How have these writers' identities been recalibrated in order to claim them as 'representative' Canadians? Prizing Literature is the first extended study of contemporary award winning Canadian literature and the ways in which we celebrate its authors. Gillian Roberts uses theories of hospitality to examine how prize-winning authors are variously received and honoured depending on their citizenship and the extent to which they represent 'Canadianness.' Prizing Literature sheds light on popular and media understandings of what it means to be part of a multicultural nation.

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The Worlds of Carol Shields

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Publisher : University of Ottawa Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780776621869
Pages : 300 pages
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Download The Worlds of Carol Shields in PDF Full Online Free by David Staines and published by University of Ottawa Press. This book was released on 2014-12-02 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Worlds of Carol Shields is the first book to examine Shields’ extraordinary career and life through the lens both of close friends and of literary critics.

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Postcolonial Gateways and Walls

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Publisher : BRILL
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ISBN 10 : 9789004337688
Pages : 365 pages
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Download Postcolonial Gateways and Walls in PDF Full Online Free by Daria Tunca and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2016-11-07 with total page 365 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of essays focuses on the evocative figures of the ‘gateway’ and the ‘wall’ – both literal and metaphorical – to reflect on the state of postcolonial studies, a dynamic discipline that may itself be seen as permanently ‘under construction’.

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The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction

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Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN 10 : 9781405192446
Pages : 1536 pages
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Download The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction in PDF Full Online Free by and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2010-12-08 with total page 1536 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Encyclopedia is an indispensible reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English-language. With nearly 500 contributors and over 1 million words, it is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English language. Contains over 500 entries of 1000-3000 words written in lucid, jargon-free prose, by an international cast of leading scholars Arranged in 3 volumes covering British and Irish Fiction, American Fiction, and World Fiction, with each volume edited by a leading scholar in the field Entries cover major writers (such as Saul Bellow, Raymond Chandler, John Steinbeck, Virginia Woolf, A.S Byatt, Samual Beckett, D.H. Lawrence, Zadie Smith, Salman Rushdie, V.S. Naipaul, Nadine Gordimer, Alice Munro, Chinua Achebe, J.M. Coetzee, and Ngūgī Wa Thiong’o) and their key works Covers the genres and sub-genres of fiction in English across the twentieth century (including crime fiction, sci fi, chick lit, the noir novel, and the avante garde novel) as well as the major movements, debates, and rubrics within the field (censorship, globalization, modernist fiction, fiction and the film industry, and the fiction of migration, Diaspora, and exile)

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Creative Dynamics

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Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
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ISBN 10 : 9789027243478
Pages : 199 pages
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Download Creative Dynamics in PDF Full Online Free by Christina Ljungberg and published by John Benjamins Publishing. This book was released on 2012 with total page 199 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How do readers make sense of a picture, a photograph, or a map in literary narratives in which visual signs play a critical role? How do authors accomplish their various objectives in constructing such complex texts? What strategies and techniques do they use to project fictional worlds and to provide their readers with the means for orienting themselves there? This book investigates the dynamics of the imaginary diagrams created by cartographers, photographers, and writers of narratives, giving ample evidence of how mapping practices have inspired the imagination of a vast number of authors from Thomas More up to contemporary writers. A special focus is on the effects created by the projection of photographs into the narrative space, and how our seemingly effortless interpretation of photographs and even maps masks complex cognitive processes. The theoretical horizon of this study encompasses the fields of cartography, mental maps, iconicity research, and the spatial turn in cultural studies.

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Bloomsbury Essential Guide for Reading Groups

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Publisher : A&C Black
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ISBN 10 : 9781408103579
Pages : 272 pages
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Download Bloomsbury Essential Guide for Reading Groups in PDF Full Online Free by Susan Osborne and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2009-01-01 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A book club gives the opportunity to meet up with friends and wake the brain up a bit with lively and often quite aggressive discussion" Dawn French How do you keep your reading groups discussions lively and focussed? If you want to gain new insight into literature and share your passion with friends this book offers readers guides for 75 of the very best reads - guaranteed to provoke spirited debate! Each of the readers guides includes a summary of the book, a brief author biography, discussion points to spark debate, and a set of titles for further reading that deal with similar themes. A `background' section provides pointers to more material about the book online and as well as further thought-provoking material: Where did the author come from? What made them write the book? How did the context in which they wrote influence them? If you'd like further insight, debate, discussion and analysis to underpin your understanding and enjoyment of reading - then look no further than this guide. New titles in this edition include: The Long Firm, Leper's Companions, By the Sea, The Ninth Life of Louis Drax, Buddha of Suburbia, The Icarus Girl, Black and Blue, The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, The Cutting Room, Shadow of the Wind, Giving up the Ghost...and many more!

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Contemporary Canadian Women’s Fiction

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 10 : 9781403973542
Pages : 230 pages
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Download Contemporary Canadian Women’s Fiction in PDF Full Online Free by C. Howells and published by Springer. This book was released on 2003-08-22 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book charts the significant changes in contemporary Canada's literary profile since the mid-1990s, within a context of the new national rhetoric of multiculturalism. By looking closely at a representative range of fictions in English by women from a variety of ethnocultural backgrounds, Howells examines the complexities embedded within Canadian identity. What does 'Refiguring Identities' mean for these writers, given their individual agendas and the multiple affiliation of any woman's identity construction? All these writers are engaged in rewriting history across generation, and Howells argues that woman's fiction negotiates new possibilities for cultural change, introducing more heterogeneous narratives of identity in multi-cultural Canada.

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Contemporary American Fiction

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Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780748629817
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Contemporary American Fiction in PDF Full Online Free by David Brauner and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2010-04-20 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is an accessible, lucid and incisive study that will prove indispensable to students and scholars of contemporary American fiction. Featuring a wide range of authors - from canonical figures such as Philip Roth, Don DeLillo and Annie Proulx, to increasingly influential writers such as Jeffrey Eugenides, Gish Jen and Richard Powers - the book combines detailed readings of key texts with informative discussions of their historical, social and cultural contexts. There are chapters focusing on formal characteristics (the use of irony and paradox in novels by Don DeLillo, Paul Auster and Bret Easton Ellis, and the generic properties of the texts and films of Cold Mountain, 'Brokeback Mountain' and No Country for Old Men) and on thematic concerns (the representation of gender and sexuality in novels by Jane Smiley, Carol Shields and Jeffrey Eugenides and of ethnicity, race and hybridity in fiction by Gish Jen, Philip Roth and Richard Powers). Running through all these chapters is an interrogation of all three elements making up the phrase 'contemporary American fiction'.Key Features* Identifies some of the main trends in contemporary American fiction and situates them in historical and cultural contexts* Discusses a representative range of recent fiction, providing a sense of the rich diversity of the field and of its key themes and modes of writing* Introduces students to a variety of critical approaches to, and debates concerning, contemporary American fiction* Encourages reflection on the nature of national, gender, ethnic and generic identities

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Liminal Spaces

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Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN 10 : 9781443815109
Pages : 205 pages
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Download Liminal Spaces in PDF Full Online Free by Alex Ramon and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2009-10-02 with total page 205 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers a comprehensive reassessment of the work of Carol Shields. Arguing against enduring conceptions of Shields’s fiction as celebratory domestic miniaturism, the study presents her work as more expansive and equivocal than has sometimes been recognised, reading her texts as “liminal spaces” situated on a series of formal and thematic borders. Close attention is paid to Shields’s stylistic experimentation, to her subversions of auto/biography and historiography, and to the significance of her critical writing, while works which have previously received very little analysis, such as her early poetry collections, are also examined. Intertextual links between Shields’s work and that of a range of other writers including Phillip Larkin, Iris Murdoch, Alice Munro and Margaret Atwood are identified and explored, and the study also draws extensively on manuscript materials which give an insight into Shields’s working methods and extend debate about her experiments with narrative perspective and genre-mixing.

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The Adventures of Mighty-Girl: Mighty-Girl's First True Love

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Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN 10 : 9781329737433
Pages : 358 pages
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Download The Adventures of Mighty-Girl: Mighty-Girl's First True Love in PDF Full Online Free by William J. Smith and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2016-02-13 with total page 358 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For the first 15 years of her life, and first 10 years as Mighty-Girl, Carol Anne was able to live her dual-life as a mild-mannered little girl and superhero without a care in the world, but once she meets her boyfriend;Nicholas, she has lots of things to worry and stress about.She has to keep her identity as Mighty-Girl a secret from Nicholas and then she has to decide if she'll give up her innocence, her virginity to prove her love and loyalty to Nicholas and if her dual life is more important than true l

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The Seven Deadly Virtues and Other Lively Essays

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Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
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ISBN 10 : 1570037302
Pages : 212 pages
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Download The Seven Deadly Virtues and Other Lively Essays in PDF Full Online Free by Lynn Z. Bloom and published by Univ of South Carolina Press. This book was released on 2008 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume contains 15 eye-opening essays which probe the assumptions and values - ethical, intellectual, social, aesthetic, and inevitably political - of what Bloom has found to be the most complicated, challenging, and satisfying aspects of her loves and labours.

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Women Constructing Men

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Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN 10 : 0739133659
Pages : 273 pages
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Download Women Constructing Men in PDF Full Online Free by Sarah S. G. Frantz and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2010-01-15 with total page 273 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Female novelists have always invested as much narrative energy in constructing their male characters as in envisioning their female. The collected articles in demonstrate that the topic of female-authored masculinities not only allows scholars to re-discover almost every novel written by a woman, but also triggers reflections on a host of theoretical questions of gender and genre.

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Broadway North

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Publisher : Dundurn
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ISBN 10 : 9781554881086
Pages : 328 pages
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Download Broadway North in PDF Full Online Free by Mel Atkey and published by Dundurn. This book was released on 2006-10-30 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Did you know that the idea behind the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes was first tried out in Toronto? That Canada produced the world’s longest-running annual revue? Few people realize the Canadian influences that are at the heart of American and British culture. Author Mel Atkey’s research for Broadway North included interviews with Norman and Elaine Campbell and Don Harron, creators of Anne of Green Gables-The Musical; Mavor Moore, founder of the Charlottetown Festival and of Spring Thaw; John Gray, author of Billy Bishop Goes to War; Ray Jessel and Marian Grudeff, Spring Thaw writers who had success on Broadway with Baker Street; Dolores Claman, composer of the Hockey Night In Canada theme, who also wrote the musicals Mr. Scrooge and Timber!!; and Galt MacDermot, the composer of Hair who started out writing songs for the McGill University revue My Fur Lady. Included is the phenomenal success of The Drowsy Chaperone. Atkey also draws on his own experience as a writer and composer of musicals, and tells the story of why a show that should have starred James Doohan (Star Trek’s Scotty) didn’t happen. Composer, lyricist and author, Mel Atkey is currently based in the U.K. Proud of his Canadian cultural roots, he has long been fascinated with the notion of a distinctive Canadian musical theatre.