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Oblivion: Stories

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ISBN 10 : 9781405521000
Pages : 336 pages
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Download Oblivion: Stories in PDF Full Online Free by David Foster Wallace and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-06-28 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A visionary, a craftsman, a comedian ... He can do anything with a piece of prose, and it is a humbling experience to see him go to work on what has passed up till now as 'modern fiction'. He's so modern he's in a different time-space continuum from the rest of us. Goddamn him' ZADIE SMITH A recognised master of form and a brilliant recorder of human behaviour, David Foster Wallace has been hailed as 'the most significant writer of his generation' (TLS). Each new book confirms and extends his genius, and this new short story collection is no exception. In the stories that make up OBLIVION, David Foster Wallace conjoins the rawest, most naked humanity with the infinite convolutions of self-consciousness - a combination that is dazzlingly, uniquely his. 'Wallace's talent is such that you can't help wondering: how good can he get?' TIME OUT

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Oblivion

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Publisher : Back Bay Books
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ISBN 10 : 0316010766
Pages : 336 pages
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Download Oblivion in PDF Full Online Free by David Foster Wallace and published by Back Bay Books. This book was released on 2005-08-30 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the stories that make up Oblivion, David Foster Wallace joins the rawest, most naked humanity with the infinite involutions of self-consciousness--a combination that is dazzlingly, uniquely his. These are worlds undreamt-of by any other mind. Only David Foster Wallace could convey a father's desperate loneliness by way of his son's daydreaming through a teacher's homicidal breakdown ("The Soul Is Not a Smithy"). Or could explore the deepest and most hilarious aspects of creativity by delineating the office politics surrounding a magazine profile of an artist who produces miniature sculptures in an anatomically inconceivable way ("The Suffering Channel"). Or capture the ache of love's breakdown in the painfully polite apologies of a man who believes his wife is hallucinating the sound of his snoring ("Oblivion"). Each of these stories is a complete world, as fully imagined as most entire novels, at once preposterously surreal and painfully immediate.

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The Oxford Book of American Short Stories

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ISBN 10 : 9780199744398
Pages : 896 pages
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Download The Oxford Book of American Short Stories in PDF Full Online Free by Joyce Carol Oates and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2013 with total page 896 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents a collection of fifty-nine familiar and unfamiliar stories by such writers as John Cheever, Ray Bradbury, Flannery O'Connor, Edmund White, and Richard Wright.

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Publisher : Dark Horse Comics (Single Issues)
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ISBN 10 : PKEY:3004292
Pages : 32 pages
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Download Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion #2 in PDF Full Online Free by Gerard Way and published by Dark Horse Comics (Single Issues). This book was released on 2018-11-07 with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As big-business interests close in on the overgrown adolescents of the Umbrella Academy, unlikely alliances are formed and two brothers head into deep space. Also: Ballroom dancing! A Magic Eightball! Cowboys! Dollhouses! And more . . . ! Soon to be a Netflix original series.

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Edinburgh Companion to the Short Story in English

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Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781474442237
Pages : 392 pages
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Download Edinburgh Companion to the Short Story in English in PDF Full Online Free by Paul Delaney and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2018-02-01 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides a clear introduction to the key terms and frameworks in cognitive poetics and stylistics

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The Wingéd Darkness and Other Stories

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ISBN 10 : 0829009906
Pages : 236 pages
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Stories of Innovation for the Millennial Generation: The Lynceus Long View

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ISBN 10 : 9781137347312
Pages : 149 pages
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Download Stories of Innovation for the Millennial Generation: The Lynceus Long View in PDF Full Online Free by P. Formica and published by Springer. This book was released on 2013-08-12 with total page 149 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The potential of storytelling as a research tool for enhancing the understanding of knowledge creation, acquisition and conversion into innovation and innovative business activities is the methodological underpinning of this book's narrative approach. The subtitle comes from Lynceus, one of the Argonauts who accompanied Jason to Colchis in his quest to find the Golden Fleece, who was said to have excellent sight. Among the various interpretations of the meaning of the Fleece, one version highlights the importance of discovery to innovation by voyaging to 'terrae incognitae' (unknown lands). This book is a narrative of a fictional voyage to the 'terra incognita' of Innoland the island of innovation and other mental travels that make sense of events and actions which spur innovation. Stories of Innovation for the Millennial Generation is written for Millennials willing to assimilate and grow dynamic, innovation-driven capabilities which lead to the creation of high-impact startups.

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ISBN 10 : 9781501367687
Pages : 224 pages
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Download Authorship’s Wake in PDF Full Online Free by Philip Sayers and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2020-12-10 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Authorship's Wake examines the aftermath of the 1960s critique of the author, epitomized by Roland Barthes's essay, “The Death of the Author.” This critique has given rise to a body of writing that confounds generic distinctions separating the literary and the theoretical. Its archive consists of texts by writers who either directly participated in this critique, as Barthes did, or whose intellectual formation took place in its immediate aftermath. These writers include some who are known primarily as theorists (Judith Butler), others known primarily as novelists (Zadie Smith, David Foster Wallace), and yet others whose texts are difficult to categorize (the autofiction of Chris Kraus, Sheila Heti, and Ben Lerner; the autotheory of Maggie Nelson). These writers share not only a central motivating question – how to move beyond the critique of the author-subject – but also a way of answering it: by writing texts that merge theoretical concerns with literary discourse. Authorship's Wake traces the responses their work offers in relation to four themes: communication, intention, agency, and labor.

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Chicorel Index to Short Stories in Anthologies and Collections

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015078266650
Pages : 400 pages
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The Art of Editing

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ISBN 10 : 9781501338298
Pages : 288 pages
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Download The Art of Editing in PDF Full Online Free by Tim Groenland and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2019-02-21 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The place of the editor in literary production is an ambiguous and often invisible one, requiring close attention to publishing history and (often inaccessible) archival resources to bring it into focus. In The Art of Editing, Tim Groenland shows that the critical tendency to overlook the activities of editors and to focus on the solitary author figure neglects important elements of how literary works are acquired, developed and disseminated. Focusing on selected works of fiction by Raymond Carver and David Foster Wallace, authors who represent stylistic touchstones for US fiction of recent decades, Groenland presents two case studies of editorial collaboration. Carver's early stories were integral to the emergence of the Minimalist movement in the 1980s, while Wallace's novels marked a generational shift towards a more expansive, maximal mode of narrative. The role of their respective editors, however, is often overlooked. Gordon Lish's part in shaping the form of Carver's early stories remains under-explored; analyses of Wallace's fiction, meanwhile, tend to minimise Michael Pietsch's role from the creation of Infinite Jest during the mid-1990s until the present day. Drawing on extensive archival research as well as interviews with editors and collaborators, Groenland illuminates the complex and often conflicting forms of agency involved in the genesis of these influential works. The energies and tensions of the editing process emerge as essential factors in the creation of fictions more commonly understood within the paradigm of solitary authorship. The mediating role of the editor is, Groenland argues, inseparable from the development, form, and reception of these works.

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After the Digital Tornado

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781108645256
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Download After the Digital Tornado in PDF Full Online Free by Kevin Werbach and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2020-07-23 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Networks powered by algorithms are pervasive. Major contemporary technology trends—Internet of Things, Big Data, Digital Platform Power, Blockchain, and the Algorithmic Society—are manifestations of this phenomenon. The internet, which once seemed an unambiguous benefit to society, is now the basis for invasions of privacy, massive concentrations of power, and wide-scale manipulation. The algorithmic networked world poses deep questions about power, freedom, fairness, and human agency. The influential 1997 Federal Communications Commission whitepaper “Digital Tornado” hailed the “endless spiral of connectivity” that would transform society, and today, little remains untouched by digital connectivity. Yet fundamental questions remain unresolved, and even more serious challenges have emerged. This important collection, which offers a reckoning and a foretelling, features leading technology scholars who explain the legal, business, ethical, technical, and public policy challenges of building pervasive networks and algorithms for the benefit of humanity. This title is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core.

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Oblivion

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ISBN 10 : 9780759511569
Pages : 336 pages
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Download Oblivion in PDF Full Online Free by David Foster Wallace and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2004-06-08 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the stories that make up Oblivion, David Foster Wallace joins the rawest, most naked humanity with the infinite involutions of self-consciousness -- a combination that is dazzlingly, uniquely his. These are worlds undreamt of by any other mind. Only David Foster Wallace could convey a father's desperate loneliness by way of his son's daydreaming through a teacher's homicidal breakdown ("The Soul Is Not a Smithy"). Or could explore the deepest and most hilarious aspects of creativity by delineating the office politics surrounding a magazine profile of an artist who produces miniature sculptures in an anatomically inconceivable way ("The Suffering Channel"). Or capture the ache of love's breakdown in the painfully polite apologies of a man who believes his wife is hallucinating the sound of his snoring ("Oblivion"). Each of these stories is a complete world, as fully imagined as most entire novels, at once preposterously surreal and painfully immediate. "Stunning...Wallace is an astonishing storyteller whose fiction reminds us why we learned to read in the first place." --San Francisco Chronicle

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Short Story Index

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015057946439
Pages : 990 pages
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The A to Z of Postmodernist Literature and Theater

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Publisher : Scarecrow Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780810870215
Pages : 464 pages
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Download The A to Z of Postmodernist Literature and Theater in PDF Full Online Free by Fran Mason and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2009-07-23 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Postmodernist literature embraces a wide range of forms and perspectives, including texts that are primarily self-reflexive; texts that use pastiche, burlesque, parody, intertextuality and hybrid forms to create textual realities that either run in opposition to or in parallel with an external reality; fabulations that develop both of these strategies; texts that ironize their relationship to reality; works that use the aspects already noted to more fully engage with political or cultural realities; texts that deal with history as a fiction; and texts that elude categorization even within the variety already explored. For example, in fiction, a postmodernist novel might tell a story about a writer struggling with writing (only, perhaps, to find that he is a character in a book by another writer struggling to write a book). The A to Z of Postmodernist Literature and Theater examines the different areas of postmodernist literature and the variety of forms that have been produced. This is accomplished through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on individual postmodernist writers, the important postmodernist aesthetic practices, significant texts produced throughout the history of postmodernist writing, and important movements and ideas that have created a variety of literary approaches within the form. By placing these concerns within the historical, philosophical, and cultural contexts of postmodernism, this reference explores the frameworks within which postmodernist literature of the late twentieth and early twenty-first century operates.

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Manipulation

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ISBN 10 : 9780199338214
Pages : 273 pages
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Download Manipulation in PDF Full Online Free by Christian Coons and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2014 with total page 273 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In all groups -- from couples to nation-states -- people influence one another. Much of this influence is benign, for example giving advice to friends or serving as role models for our children and students. Some forms of influence, however, are clearly morally suspect, such as threats of violence and blackmail. A great deal of attention has been paid to one form of morally suspect influence, namely coercion. Less attention has been paid to what might be a more pervasive form of influence: manipulation. The essays in this volume address this relative imbalance by focusing on manipulation, examining its nature, moral status, and its significance in personal and social life. They address a number of central questions: What counts as manipulation? How is it distinguished from coercion and ordinary rational persuasion? Is it always wrong, or can it sometimes be justified, and if so, when? Is manipulative influence more benign than coercion? Can one manipulate unintentionally? How does being manipulated to act bear on one's moral responsibly for so acting? Given various answers to these questions, what should we think of practices such as advertising and seduction?

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On Stories

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781134537921
Pages : 206 pages
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Download On Stories in PDF Full Online Free by Richard Kearney and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2002-09-09 with total page 206 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Stories offer us some of the richest and most enduring insights into the human condition and have preoccupied philosophy since Aristotle. On Stories presents in clear and compelling style just why narrative has this power over us and argues that the unnarrated life is not worth living. Drawing on the work of James Joyce, Sigmund Freud's patient 'Dora' and the case of Oscar Schindler, Richard Kearney skilfully illuminates how stories not only entertain us but can determine our lives and personal identities. He also considers nations as stories, including the story of Romulus and Remus in the founding of Rome. Throughout, On Stories stresses that, far from heralding the demise of narrative, the digital era merely opens up new stories.

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The Slave Girl

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Publisher : Central European University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9639776424
Pages : 584 pages
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Download The Slave Girl in PDF Full Online Free by Ivo Andri? and published by Central European University Press. This book was released on 2009-01-01 with total page 584 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents a collection of short stories that focus on women's roles in society.