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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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If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things

Author: Jon McGregor
Publsiher: Turtleback Books
Total Pages:
Release: 2003-11-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781417717309
Rating: 4.7/5 (173 downloads)

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McGregor pens a haunting story of the events that transpire over a single dayat the end of summer on a small urban street in England.

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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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Even the Dogs

Author: Jon McGregor
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2010-04-22
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1608191257
Rating: 4.1/5 (57 downloads)

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On a cold, quiet day between Christmas and the New Year, a man's body is found in an abandoned apartment. His friends look on, but they're dead, too. Their bodies found in squats and sheds and alleyways across the city. Victims of a bad batch of heroin, they're in the shadows, a chorus keeping vigil as the hours pass, paying their own particular homage as their friend's body is taken away, examined, investigated, and cremated. All of their stories are laid out piece by broken piece through a series of fractured narratives. We meet Robert, the deceased, the only alcoholic in a sprawling group of junkies; Danny, just back from uncomfortable holidays with family, who discovers the body and futiley searches for his other friends to share the news of Robert's death; Laura, Robert's daughter, who stumbles into the junky's life when she moves in with her father after years apart; Heather, who has her own place for the first time since she was a teenager; Mike, the Falklands War vet; and all the others. Theirs are stories of lives fallen through the cracks, hopes flaring and dying, love overwhelmed by a stronger need, and the havoc wrought by drugs, distress, and the disregard of the wider world. These invisible people live in a parallel reality, out of reach of basic creature comforts, like food and shelter. In their sudden deaths, it becomes clear, they are treated with more respect than they ever were in their short lives. Intense, exhilarating, and shot through with hope and fury, Even the Dogs is an intimate exploration of life at the edges of society--littered with love, loss, despair, and a half-glimpse of redemption.

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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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So Many Ways to Begin

Author: Jon McGregor
Publsiher: Bloomsbury USA
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2010-12-21
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781596914858
Rating: 4.6/5 (148 downloads)

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Now in paperback for the first time, So Many Ways to Begin is a potent examination of family and memory, a look at what happens when life forces you to let go of the person you might have been. David Carter is an obsessive collector, and the curator of the local history museum. In addition to overseeing the community's archives, he has, since boyhood, diligently archived the items that tell his own life story: birth certificate, school report cards, movie and train tickets. But when a senile relative lets slip a long-buried family secret, David is forced to consider that his whole carefully cataloged life may be constructed around a lie. In fits and starts, his world begins to unravel. Praise for So Many Ways to Begin: "Jon McGregor might be the best chronicler I know of the way small accidents can set a life in motion, and the way what's said between people-or left unsaid-can change everything. This is a beautiful book, elegant and particular and heart wrenching. I loved it."-Maile Meloy, author of Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It "McGregor is a brilliant prose stylist, and here he excels at making ... the ordinary seem extraordinary."-Sunday Times (UK )

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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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This Isn't The Sort Of Thing That Happens To Someone Like You

Author: Jon McGregor
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2012-02-02
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1408809265
Rating: 4.9/5 (65 downloads)

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A man builds a tree house by a river, in anticipation of the coming flood. A sugar-beet crashes through a young woman's windscreen. A boy sets fire to a barn. A pair of itinerant labourers sit by a lake, talking about shovels and sex, while fighter-planes fly low overhead and prepare for war. These aren't the sort of things you imagine happening to someone like you. But sometimes they do. Set in the flat and threatened fenland landscape, where the sky is dominant and the sea lurks just beyond the horizon, these delicate, dangerous, and sometimes deeply funny stories tell of things buried and unearthed, of familiar places made strange, and of lives where much is hidden, much is at risk, and tender moments are hard-won.

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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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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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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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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.