The Autograph Man

Publisher : Vintage
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ISBN : 1400034434
Pages : 368 pages
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Download or read book The Autograph Man written by Zadie Smith and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2003-08-12 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Alex-Li Tandem sells autographs. His business is to hunt for names on paper, collect them, sell them, and occasionally fake them—all to give the people what they want: a little piece of Fame. But what does Alex want? Only the return of his father, the end of religion, something for his headache, three different girls, infinite grace, and the rare autograph of forties movie actress Kitty Alexander. With fries. The Autograph Man is a deeply funny existential tour around the hollow trappings of modernity: celebrity, cinema, and the ugly triumph of symbol over experience. It offers further proof that Zadie Smith is one of the most staggeringly talented writers of her generation. Look for her new book Swing Time, coming November 2016.

Die Botschaft von Kambodscha / The Embassy of Cambodia

Publisher : Kiepenheuer & Witsch
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ISBN : 346230853X
Pages : 95 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (462 users)

Download or read book Die Botschaft von Kambodscha / The Embassy of Cambodia written by Zadie Smith and published by Kiepenheuer & Witsch. This book was released on 2014-11-06 with total page 95 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nach ihrem großen Roman »London NW« legt Zadie Smith mit dieser brillanten Erzählung nach – ein literarischer Diamant! Jeden Montag beobachtet Fatou einen Federball, der hinter den hohen Mauern der Botschaft von Kambodscha hin und her fliegt – ein scheinbar unendlich andauerndes Match. Fatou ist auf dem Weg zum Schwimmbad, wo sie jeden Montagmorgen ihre Bahnen zieht. Neben den sonntäglichen Treffen mit Andrew Okonkwo, einem bibelfesten Studenten aus Nigeria, ist dies die einzige Stunde in der Woche, die ganz ihr gehört. Den Rest der Woche arbeitet Fatou als Haushälterin bei den Derawals, kauft ein, kocht, putzt und hütet die Kinder. Nein, eine Sklavin ist Fatou nicht. Hin und wieder wird sie geschlagen, und bezahlt wird sie für ihre Arbeit nicht, das Haus aber verlässt sie regelmäßig und ohne um Erlaubnis fragen zu müssen. Fatou ist stoisch, sie geht durchs Leben, wie sie ihre Bahnen im Schwimmbad zieht, und es scheint fast, als würde alles immer so weitergehen – bis Fatou einem der Kinder zufällig das Leben rettet und damit das eingespielte Gleichgewicht der Familie Derawal durcheinanderbringt.Mit »Die Botschaft von Kambodscha« stellt die großartige Zadie Smith einmal mehr unter Beweis, dass es manchmal nur weniger Worte bedarf, um eine große Geschichte zu erzählen. »Dieses prägnante Glanzstück zeigt einmal mehr, warum Zadie Smith im Alter von 38 Jahren zu den kenntnisreichsten, witzigsten, differenziertesten Beobachtern der post-kolonialen Landschaft zählt.« The Star

A Sea for Encounters

Publisher : Rodopi
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ISBN : 9042027649
Pages : 412 pages
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Download or read book A Sea for Encounters written by Stella Borg Barthet and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2009-01 with total page 412 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The present volume contains general essays on: the relevance of `Commonwealth¿ literature; the treatment of Dalits in literature and culture; the teaching of African literature in the UK; `sharing places¿ and Drum magazine in South Africa; black British book covers as primers for cultural contact; Christianity, imperialism, and conversion; Orang Pendek and Papuans in colonial Indonesia; Carnival and drama in the anglophone Caribbean; issues of choice between the Maltese language and Its Others; and patterns of interaction between married couples in Malta. As well as these, there are essays providing close readings of works by the following authors: Chinua Achebe, André Aciman, Diran Adebayo, Monica Ali, Edward Atiyah, Margaret Atwood, Murray Bail, Peter Carey, Amit Chaudhuri, Austin Clarke, Sara Jeannette Duncan, Amitav Ghosh, Nadine Gordimer, Antjie Krog, Hanif Kureishi, Naguib Mahfouz, David Malouf, V.S. Naipaul, Michael Ondaatje, Tayeb Salih, Zadie Smith, Ahdaf Soueif, Yvonne Vera. Contributors: Jogamaya Bayer, Katrin Berndt, Sabrina Brancato, Monica Bungaro, Judith Lütge Coulli, Robert Cribb, Natasha Distiller, Evelyne Hanquart¿Turner, Marie Herbillon, Tuomas Huttunen, Gen¿ichiro Itakura, Jacqueline Jondot, Karen King¿Aribisala, Ursula Kluwick, Dorothy Lane, Ben Lebdai, Lourdes López¿Ropero, Amin Malak, Daniel Massa, Concepción Mengibar¿Rico, Susanne Reichl, Brigitte Scheer¿Schaezler, Lydia Sciriha, Jamie S. Scott, Andrea Strolz, Peter O. Stummer, Cynthia vanden Driesen, Clare Thake Vassallo. Stella Borg Barthet is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Malta. She is the author of papers and book chapters, mostly on Maltese, Australian, and African fiction. Her current research interests include North African and African-American writing.

The Autograph Hunter: A story of love, secrets and superstars

Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 1472277058
Pages : 292 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (472 users)

Download or read book The Autograph Hunter: A story of love, secrets and superstars written by Adam Andrusier and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2021-07-08 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "I'd managed to puncture a hole between our universe and the parallel one where all the celebrities lived." 'Effortlessly funny and human' Daily Mail Adam Andrusier spent his childhood in pursuit of autographs. After writing to every famous person he could think of, from Frank Sinatra to Colonel Gaddafi, he soon jostled with the paparazzi at stage doors and came face-to-face with the most famous people on the planet. For young Adam, autographs were a backstage pass to a world beyond his chaotic family home in Pinner, and his Holocaust-obsessed father. They provided a special connection to a world of glamour and significance lying just beyond his reach. But as Adam turned from collector to dealer, learning how to spot a fake from the real deal, he discovered that in life, as in autographs, not everything is as it first appears. When your obsession is a search for the authentic, what happens when you discover fraudulence in your own family? The Autograph Hunter is a hilarious and moving account of discovering that idols are mortals. It's a story of growing up, forgiveness and discovering a place in the world. 'I love this book. It is wise, funny, surprising, touching, and wonderful company.' JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER This book was previously titled Two Hitlers and a Marilyn.

Aesthetics and Ethics in Twenty-First Century British Novels

Publisher : A&C Black
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ISBN : 1441135561
Pages : 192 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (441 users)

Download or read book Aesthetics and Ethics in Twenty-First Century British Novels written by Peter Childs and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2013-08-15 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A fresh set of concerns face the twenty-first century British novelist. In this study of the four key novelists Zadie Smith, Nadeem Aslam, Hari Kunzru and David Mitchell, the the changes in narrative approaches and critical directions of a new post-1989 fiction are explored. Close readings of the writers are informed by a range of contemporary theorists, critics and commentators to reveal the emphases of twenty-first century fiction. Terror, fear, consumerism, multinationalism, and corporatism: the terms circulating in culture and social networks are evident in Smith's faith in ethical living, Aslam's consideration of multiculturalism, the novels Kunzru builds around the politics of identity and in the importance Mitchell places on the interconnectedness of human life. By putting the emergence of a new British literary dynamic in the context of ethical as well as global contexts, this study analyzes the transformed fictional perceptions of a world no longer defined by the stand off of super powers.

The Fetish

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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ISBN : 1501312375
Pages : 176 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (51 users)

Download or read book The Fetish written by Massimo Fusillo and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2017-09-21 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Object fetishism is becoming a more and more pervasive phenomenon. Focusing on literature and the visual arts, including cinema, this book suggests a parallelism between fetishism and artistic creativity, based on a poetics of detail, which has been brilliantly exemplified by Flaubert's style. After exploring canonical accounts of fetishism (Marx, Freud, Benjamin), by combining a historicist approach with theoretical speculation, Massimo Fusillo identifies a few interpretive patterns of object fetishism, such as seduction (from Apollonius of Rhodes to Max Ophüls), memory activation (from Goethe to Louise Bourgeois and Pamuk), and the topos of the animation of the inanimate. Whereas all these patterns are characterized by a projection of emotional values onto objects, modernism highlights a more latent component of object fetishism: the fascination with the alterity of matter, variously inflected by Proust, Woolf, Joyce, Barnes, and Mann. The last turning point in Fusillo's analysis is postmodernism and its obsession with mass media icons-from DeLillo's maximalist frescos and Zadie Smith's reflections on autographs to Palahniuk's porn objects; from pop art to commodity sculpture.

Puck's Library

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Pages : pages
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Download or read book Puck's Library written by and published by . This book was released on 1889 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Diasporas of the Mind

Publisher : Yale University Press
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ISBN : 0300093187
Pages : 321 pages
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Download or read book Diasporas of the Mind written by Bryan Cheyette and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2013-01-01 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this fascinating and erudite book, Bryan Cheyette throws new light on a wide range of modern and contemporary writers—some at the heart of the canon, others more marginal—to explore the power and limitations of the diasporic imagination after the Second World War. Moving from early responses to the death camps and decolonization, through internationally prominent literature after the Second World War, the book culminates in fresh engagements with contemporary Jewish, post-ethnic, and postcolonial writers.div /DIVdivCheyette regards many of the twentieth- and twenty-first-century luminaries he examines—among them Hannah Arendt, Anita Desai, Frantz Fanon, Albert Memmi, Primo Levi, Caryl Phillips, Philip Roth, Salman Rushdie, Edward Said, Zadie Smith, and Muriel Spark—as critical exemplars of the diasporic imagination. Against the discrete disciplinary thinking of the academy, he elaborates and argues for a new comparative approach across Jewish and postcolonial histories and literatures. And in so doing, Cheyette illuminates the ways in which histories and cultures can be imagined across national and communal boundaries./DIV

The Ladies' Repository

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Pages : 614 pages
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Download or read book The Ladies' Repository written by and published by . This book was released on 1875 with total page 614 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature, Science and Arts

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Pages : 854 pages
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Download or read book Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature, Science and Arts written by and published by . This book was released on 1888 with total page 854 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Authorship’s Wake

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ISBN : 1501367684
Pages : 224 pages
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Download or read book Authorship’s Wake written 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.

Chamber's Journal of Popular Literature, Science and Arts

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Harper's New Monthly Magazine

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Pages : 1018 pages
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Download or read book Harper's New Monthly Magazine written by and published by . This book was released on 1886 with total page 1018 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Frank Leslie's Pleasant Hours

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Download or read book Frank Leslie's Pleasant Hours written by and published by . This book was released on 1874 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Dial

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Multiculturalism and magic realism? Between fiction and reality

Publisher : GRIN Verlag
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ISBN : 3638035999
Pages : 136 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (638 users)

Download or read book Multiculturalism and magic realism? Between fiction and reality written by Sylvia Hadjetian and published by GRIN Verlag. This book was released on 2008-04-14 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Thesis (M.A.) from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Regensburg (Anglistik), 190 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Since the 1970s, there has been an increasing concern with the impact of colonialism and postcolonialism on British identities and culture and the influence that the former British Empire had and still has on people in the former colonies and in Britain today. Novels like Salman Rushdie’s "Midnight’s Children" or "The Satanic Verses", Hanif Kureishi’s "The Buddha of Suburbia", Meera Syal’s "Anita and Me", Timothy Mo’s "Sour Sweet", Sam Selvon’s "The Lonely Londoners" and Monica Ali’s "Brick Lane" along with films like "Bend it like Beckham" or TV series like "The Kumars at No. 42" and "Da Ali G Show" exemplify this rather new phenomenon and its world-wide success. They are representative of a large group of multicultural novels and productions created during the last few decades. Although multiculturalism is not new in the media, there has been a special boom of writers of the "empire within" during the last ten years.