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If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things

Author: Jon McGregor
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2007
Genre: City and town life
ISBN: 9780747590071
Rating: 4.7/5 (9 downloads)

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On a street in a town in the North of England, perfectly ordinary people are doing normal things - children play cricket, windows are painted, a couple argues, students pack up their belongings, and nameless people pass each other, interweaving yet never connecting. But a terrible event shatters the quiet of the summer evening and no one who witnesses it will ever be the same.

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If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things

Author: Jon McGregor
Publsiher: HMH
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-07-22
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0547526644
Rating: 4.6/5 (44 downloads)

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In this Booker Prize–nominated “dream of a novel,” ordinary middle-class lives converge and collide one summer day in England (The Times). In delicate, intricately observed close-up, this novel makes us privy to the private lives of residents of a quiet street over the course of a single day, to the hopes, fears, and unspoken despairs of a diverse community: a single father with painfully scarred hands; a group of young club-goers just home from an all-night rave, sweetly high and mulling over vague dreams; and the nervous young man at number 18 who collects weird urban junk and is haunted by the specter of unrequited love. What eventually unites them is an utterly surprising and terrible twist of fate that shatters their everyday, ordinary tranquility, and all that they take for granted. A prose poem of a novel with a mystery at its center that “recalls To The Lighthouse or Mrs. Dalloway” (The Times), If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things was the recipient of the Somerset Maugham Award and the Betty Trask Award, and was named one of the best books of the year by the Los Angeles Times. It is, in the words of Ali Smith, “a tremendous read.” “A wonderful evocation of the beauty and horror of the literally everyday.” —Booklist (starred review) “Absolutely resplendent . . . does for urban England what John Cheever did for Westchester County.” —Bookpage

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Total Pages: 32
Release: 2006-10
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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Monthly current affairs magazine from a Christian perspective with a focus on politics, society, economics and culture.

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Positive Psychology Approaches to Dementia

Author: Chris Clarke
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-08-18
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 1784500771
Rating: 4.0/5 (71 downloads)

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How can positive psychology approaches help us to understand the process of adjustment to, and living well with dementia? As accounts of positive experiences in dementia are increasingly emerging, this book reviews current evidence and explores how psychological constructs such as hope, humour, creativity, spirituality, wisdom, resilience and personal growth may be linked with wellbeing and quality of life in dementia. Expert contributors from a range of academic and clinical backgrounds examine the application of positive psychological concepts to dementia and dementia care practice. The lived experiences of people with dementia are central to the book, and their voices bring life to the ideas explored, highlighting how positive experiences in dementia and dementia care are possible.

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Utopia and the Contemporary British Novel

Author: Caroline Edwards
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 279
Release: 2019-07-11
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1108498701
Rating: 4.8/5 (1 downloads)

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Explores how the experience of time in contemporary British novels reveals the persistence of the utopian imagination today.

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Re-Framing the Theatrical

Author: A. Oddey
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2007-04-12
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 0230590721
Rating: 4.0/5 (21 downloads)

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Oddey questions the role of the spectator and director, and the nature of art works and performance. She provocatively demonstrates the spectator as centre of the artistic experience, a new kind of making theatre-art, revealing its spirit and nature; searching for space and contemplation in a hectic twenty-first century landscape.

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Writing Excellent Articles for Conferences & Journals

Author: Abraham O. A
Publsiher: Notion Press
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2018-07-02
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 1643245635
Rating: 4.5/5 (35 downloads)

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The goal of any researcher is to present a good article that is well organized, properly documented and carefully edited. This goal cannot be achieved unless the researcher is orderly, logical, honest, imaginative and accurate. As knowledge keeps expanding, students and professionals across industries desire to put “papers together” and write their articles, but need to take the right steps, practically speaking. Some have the ideas and know what to do but still are waiting and marking time to start “later”. They keep procrastinating, while some, on the other hand, have no idea of what it takes to write good articles. No more need for worries…the answer is here with you. This book is designed for all researchers/postgraduate students to simply guide them through writing articles, authoring or co-authoring their articles. It has captured the most important styles currently in use by the various disciplines and professions. Most importantly, this book has presented the step by step guide on: - Understanding what an article is - How to write good abstracts - How to be an effective presenter - How to be a leading keynote speaker - How to write keynote abstracts - How to write articles …with examples of abstracts, keynotes and articles.

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Literary Theory: A Complete Introduction

Author: Sara Upstone
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-05-04
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1473611938
Rating: 4.1/5 (38 downloads)

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Literary theory has now become integral to how we produce literary criticism. When critics write about a text, they no longer think just about the biographical or historical contexts of the work, but also about the different approaches that literary theory offers. By making use of these, they create new interpretations of the text that would not otherwise be possible. In your own reading and writing, literary theory fosters new avenues into the text. It allows you to make informed comments about the language and form of literature, but also about the core themes - concepts such as gender, sexuality, the self, race, and class - which a text might explore. Literary theory gives you an almost limitless number of texts to work into your own response, ensuring that your interpretation is truly original. This is why, although literary theory can initially appear alienating and difficult, it is something to get really excited about. Imagine you are standing in the centre of a circular room, with a whole set of doors laid out around you. Each doorway opens on to a new and illuminating field of knowledge that can change how you think about what you have read: perhaps in just a small way, but also perhaps dramatically and irrevocably. You can open one door, or many of them. The choice is yours. Put the knowledge you gain together with your own interpretation, however, and you have a unique and potentially fascinating response. Each chapter in Literary Theory: A Complete Introduction covers a key school of thought, progressing to a point at which you'll have a full understanding of the range of responses and approaches available for textual interpretation. As well as focusing on such core areas as Marxism, Modernism, Postmodernism, Structuralism and Poststructuralism, this introduction brings in recent developments such as Eco and Ethical Criticism and Humanisms.

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Contemporary Fiction and Christianity

Author: Andrew Tate
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2010-10-12
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1441164960
Rating: 4.4/5 (6 downloads)

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This book provides a detailed exploration of the spiritual and religious contexts and subtexts of contemporary fiction.

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Searching 4 Faith

Author: Brian Draper
Publsiher: Lion Books
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2006
Genre: Christian life
ISBN: 9780745951959
Rating: 4.5/5 (519 downloads)

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An appealing and imaginative approach to finding faith today

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Cosmopolitan Novel

Author: Berthold Schoene
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2009-06-23
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0748640835
Rating: 4.0/5 (35 downloads)

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While traditionally the novel has been seen as tracking the development of the nation state, Schoene queries if globalisation might currently be prompting the emergence of a new sub-genre of the novel that is adept at imagining global community. The book introduces a new generation of contemporary British writers (Rachel Cusk, Kiran Desai, Hari Kunzru, Jon McGregor and David Mitchell) whose work is read against that of established novelists Arundhati Roy, James Kelman and Ian McEwan. Each chapter explores a different theoretical key concept, including 'glocality', 'glomicity', 'tour du monde', 'connectivity' and 'compearance'. Key Features:* Defines the new genre of the 'cosmopolitan novel' by reading contemporary British fiction as responsive to new global socio-economic formations* Expands knowledge of world culture, national identity, literary creativity and political agency by introducing concepts from globalisation and cosmopolitan theory into literary studies * Explores debates on Britishness and 'the contemporary' with close reference to the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9/11/1989 and the World Trade Centre attacks on 11/9/2001 * Introduces a new generation of British writers within a complex global context by drawing on Jean-Luc Nancy's work on community and creative world-formation

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The Novel Cure

Author: Ella Berthoud
Publsiher: Roli Books Private Limited
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2014-08-01
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 9351940179
Rating: 4.0/5 (79 downloads)

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Whether you have a stubbed toe or a stubborn case of the blues, within these pages you’ll find a cure in the form of a novel – or a combination of novels – to help ease your pain. You’ll also find advice on how to tackle common reading ailments – such as what to do when you feel overwhelmed by the number of books in the world, or if you have a tendency to give up halfway through. When read at the right moment in your life, a novel can – quite literally – change it, and The Novel Cure is a reminder of that power. Written with authority, passion and wit, here is a fresh approach to finding new books to read, and an enchanting way to revisit the books on your shelves.

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Contemporary Novelists

Author: M. Hutton
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2012-09-19
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1137272295
Rating: 4.2/5 (95 downloads)

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Peter Childs offers accessible analyses of the work of twelve prominent contemporary British writers, including Hanif Kureishi, Pat Barker, Zadie Smith and Jeanette Winterson. This expanded second edition has been revised and updated throughout, and now also features a new chapter on the younger "generation" of novelists born in the 1970s.

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The Wounded Hero in Contemporary Fiction

Author: Susana Onega
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2018-04-27
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0429000057
Rating: 4.0/5 (57 downloads)

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The Wounded Hero in Contemporary Fiction tracks the emergence of a new type of physically and/or spiritually wounded hero(ine) in contemporary fiction. Editors, Susana Onega and Jean-Michel Ganteu bring together some of the top minds in the field to explore the paradoxical lives of these heroes that have embraced, rather than overcome, their suffering, alienation and marginalisation as a form of self-definition.

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So Many Ways to Begin

Author: Jon McGregor
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2006
Genre: Conduct of life
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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These broken pieces were all he had; like keepsakes pulled from the ruins, like photo albums tied to mattresses on the carts of refugees. Fragile traces, dug from the cold wet earth. Fragile traces which would one day crumble into dust. Coventry Museum curator David Carter - a man driven constantly to seek the thrill of old stories made new - cannot help but wish for more- that his wife would still be the ambitious and sparkling Scottish girl he once found so irresistible, that his job could live up to the promise it once held, that his daughter's arrival will bring her parents closer together. But Auntie Julia's careless words years earlier have left David restless with the knowledge that his whole life has been constructed around an untruth. And so he attempts to begin anew, cataloguing the joys and disappointments, the migrations and arrivals, the intersecting lives around him. Because once, long ago, a young Irish girl called Mary Friel arrived in war-time London an innocent and left carrying a shame; a shame she still hopes can be diminished by a knock at the door of her Donegal home. There are so many ways to begin, and to live; so many ways to love, and to not love, and to end. Against the backdrop of post-WW2 Britain, Jon McGregor's lyrical, intimate novel explores what happens when our lives fail to take the turns we expect, and the ways we learn to let go of the people we might have been.

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Twenty-first-century fiction

Author: Daniel Lea
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2016-11-21
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1526108003
Rating: 4.8/5 (3 downloads)

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This book offers readings of five of the most interesting and original voices to have emerged in Britain since the millennium as they tackle the challenges of portraying the new century. Through close readings of the work of Ali Smith, Andrew O'Hagan, Tom McCarthy, Sarah Hall and Jon McGregor, Daniel Lea opens a window onto the formal and thematic concerns that characterise a literary landscape troubled by both familiar and unfamiliar predicaments. These include questions about the meaning of humanness in an age of digital intercourse; about the need for a return to authenticity in the wake of postmodernism; and about the dislocation of self from the other under neoliberal individualism. By relating its readings of these authors to the wider shifts in contemporary literary criticism, this book offers in-depth analysis of important landmarks of recent fiction and an introduction to the challenges of understanding the literature of our time.

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Aesthetic Afterlives

Author: Andrew Eastham
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-10-06
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1441130012
Rating: 4.0/5 (12 downloads)

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Since the development of British Aestheticism in the 1870s, the concept of irony has focused a series of anxieties which are integral to modern literary practice. Examining some of the most important debates in post-Romantic aesthetics through highly focused textual readings of authors from Walter Pater and Henry James to Samuel Beckett and Alan Hollinghurst, this study investigates the dialectical position of irony in Aestheticism and its twentieth-century afterlives. Aesthetic Afterlives constructs a far-reaching theoretical narrative by positioning Victorian Aestheticism as the basis of Literary Modernity. Aestheticism's cultivation of irony and reflexive detachment was central to this legacy, but it was also the focus of its own self-critique. Anxieties about the concept and practice of irony persisted through Modernism, and have recently been positioned in Hollinghurst's work as a symptom of the political stasis within post-modern culture. Referring to the recent debates about the 'new aestheticism' and the politics of aesthetics, Eastham asks how a utopian Aestheticism can be reconstructed from the problematics of irony and aesthetic autonomy that haunted writers from Pater to Adorno.