Book Synopsis Shadow Country by : Peter Matthiessen
Inspired by a near-mythic event of the wild Florida frontier at the turn of the twentieth century, Shadow Country reimagines the legend of the inspired Everglades sugar planter and notorious outlaw E. J. Watson, who drives himself to his own violent end at the hands of his neighbours. His son Lucius investigates the killing which has come to obsess him. In this bold new rendering of the Watson trilogy Matthiessen has deepened the insights and motivations of his characters, consolidating his fictional masterwork into a poetic, compelling novel of a monumental scope and ambition, with breathtaking accomplishment.
Download or Read eBook Florida Studies PDF written by Paul D. Reich and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2012-11-30 with total page 145 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
This volume contains a variety of essays about Florida literature and history by scholars from across the state representing every kind of institution of higher learning, from community colleges to small liberal arts institutions to large universities. The essays in the first section, Pedagogy, focus on the college classroom and the challenges facing institutions of higher learning in Florida. The essays in Old Florida explore a number of writers – including Zora Neale Hurston, Jack Kerouac, and Williams S. Burroughs – who, at various points in their careers, called Florida home. The final section, Contemporary Florida, continues to identify the state’s place within larger literary, cultural, and political traditions.
Download or Read eBook Where the New World Is PDF written by Martyn Bone and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 2018-01-15 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Where the New World Is by : Martyn Bone
Where the New World Is assesses how fiction published since 1980 has resituated the U.S. South globally and how earlier twentieth-century writing already had done so in ways traditional southern literary studies tended to ignore. Martyn Bone argues that this body of fiction has, over the course of some eighty years, challenged received readings and understandings of the U.S. South as a fixed place largely untouched by immigration (or even internal migration) and economic globalization. The writers discussed by Bone emphasize how migration and labor have reconfigured the region’s relation to the nation and a range of transnational scales: hemispheric (Jamaica, the Bahamas, Haiti), transatlantic/Black Atlantic (Denmark, England, Mauritania), and transpacific/global southern (Australia, China, Vietnam). Writers under consideration include Zora Neale Hurston, Nella Larsen, John Oliver Killens, Russell Banks, Erna Brodber, Cynthia Shearer, Ha Jin, Monique Truong, Lan Cao, Toni Morrison, Peter Matthiessen, Dave Eggers, and Laila Lalami. The book also seeks to resituate southern studies by drawing on theories of “scale” that originated in human geography. In this way, Bone also offers a new paradigm in which the U.S. South is thoroughly engaged with a range of other scales from the local to the global, making both literature about the region and southern studies itself truly transnational in scope.
Download or Read eBook Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature PDF written by Jennifer McClinton-Temple and published by Infobase Learning. This book was released on 2015-04-22 with total page 1131 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Download or Read eBook The Glass Hotel PDF written by Emily St. John Mandel and published by Pan Macmillan. This book was released on 2020-04-30 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis The Glass Hotel by : Emily St. John Mandel
The New York Times bestselling novel, from the author of Station Eleven. 'A perfect post-lockdown read' – Sunday Times 'Elegant, haunting' – The Times 'A damn fine novel . . . evocative and immersive' – George R. R. Martin Vincent is the beautiful bartender at the exclusive Hotel Caiette. When New York financier Jonathan Alkaitis walks into the hotel and hands her his card, it is the beginning of their life together. That same night, a hooded figure scrawls a note on the windowed wall of the hotel: ‘Why don’t you swallow broken glass.’ Leon Prevant, a shipping executive, sees the note from the hotel bar and is shaken to his core. When Alkaitis's investment fund is revealed to be a Ponzi scheme, Leon loses his retirement savings in the fallout, but Vincent seemingly walks away unscathed. Until, a decade later, she disappears from the deck of one of Leon's ships . . .
Download or Read eBook Efficient Transport for Europe Policies for the Internalisation of External Costs PDF written by European Conference of Ministers of Transport and published by OECD Publishing. This book was released on 1998-07-17 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
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Book Synopsis Efficient Transport for Europe Policies for the Internalisation of External Costs by : European Conference of Ministers of Transport
This report summarises the theoretical and practical dimensions to internalisation; reviews recent estimates of external costs; explores the mix of policies that might be used to promote internalisation successfully; and estimates the size of incentives required in monetary terms.
Download or Read eBook Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context [4 volumes] PDF written by Linda De Roche and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2021-06-04 with total page 2067 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context [4 volumes] by : Linda De Roche
This four-volume reference work surveys American literature from the early 20th century to the present day, featuring a diverse range of American works and authors and an expansive selection of primary source materials. Bringing useful and engaging material into the classroom, this four-volume set covers more than a century of American literary history—from 1900 to the present. Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context profiles authors and their works and provides overviews of literary movements and genres through which readers will understand the historical, cultural, and political contexts that have shaped American writing. Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context provides wide coverage of authors, works, genres, and movements that are emblematic of the diversity of modern America. Not only are major literary movements represented, such as the Beats, but this work also highlights the emergence and development of modern Native American literature, African American literature, and other representative groups that showcase the diversity of American letters. A rich selection of primary documents and background material provides indispensable information for student research.
The creator of Deadwood and NYPD Blue reflects on his tumultuous life, driven by a nearly insatiable creative energy and a matching penchant for self-destruction. Life’s Work is a profound memoir from a brilliant mind taking stock as Alzheimer’s loosens his hold on his own past. “This is David Milch’s farewell, and it will rock you.”—Susan Orlean, author of The Orchid Thief ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: NPR, USA Today, Kirkus Reviews “I’m on a boat sailing to some island where I don’t know anybody. A boat someone is operating and we aren’t in touch.” So begins David Milch’s urgent accounting of his increasingly strange present and often painful past. From the start, Milch’s life seems destined to echo that of his father, a successful if drug-addicted surgeon. Almost every achievement is accompanied by an act of self-immolation, but the deepest sadnesses also contain moments of grace. Betting on racehorses and stealing booze at eight years old, mentored by Robert Penn Warren and excoriated by Richard Yates at twenty-one, Milch never did anything by half. He got into Yale Law School only to be expelled for shooting out streetlights with a shotgun. He paused his studies at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop to manufacture acid in Cuernavaca. He created and wrote some of the most lauded television series of all time, made a family, and pursued sobriety, then lost his fortune betting horses just as his father had taught him. Like Milch’s best screenwriting, Life’s Work explores how chance encounters, self-deception, and luck shape the people we become, and wrestles with what it means to have felt and caused pain, even and especially with those we love, and how you keep living. It is both a master class on Milch’s unique creative process, and a distinctive, revelatory memoir from one of the great American writers, in what may be his final dispatch to us all.
Download or Read eBook Postcards from the Anthropocene. PDF written by Benek Cincik and published by dpr-barcelona. This book was released on 2022-04-19 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Postcards from the Anthropocene. by : Benek Cincik
This book includes various responses to the geopolitical conditions of our tangent times through collections of visual materials and theoretical explorations with critical positionings. The book expands on the Anthropocene theory by exploring its relations with the aesthetic concerns in contemporary representations through their geopolitical ramifications. We conceptualize postcards as documentary space-time snapshots, which convey complex assemblages of dynamic, non-linear, unpredictable, ad-hoc networks between interdependent and transcalar actors in deep time. The postcards we assemble raise questions about the ethical and political challenges of the dominant modes of technoscientific knowledge production, modes that are constituted through existing power relationships, subject positions, and differences, and that perpetuate current inequalities. They catalyse speculative and creative geopolitical imaginaries and collective subjectivities that recalibrate existing value systems and indicate alternatives.
World Fantasy Award-Winning Author: “Affecting, cerebral, surprising and delightful . . . [An] extraordinary philosophical romance.” —Publishers Weekly John Crowley’s Ægypt series is a landmark in contemporary fiction. The series helped earn Crowley the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Literature, and Harold Bloom installed its first two volumes in his Western canon. In The Solitudes, the opening of the series—nominated for both a World Fantasy Award and an Arthur C. Clarke Award—we are introduced to Pierce Moffett, an unorthodox historian and an expert in ancient astrology, myths, and superstition. The land that Moffett studies is not the real, geographical Egypt but Ægypt, a country of the imagination. When Moffett moves from Manhattan to a small town upstate, and discovers the historical novels of little-known local writer Fellowes Kraft, his course is charted. Kraft’s books interweave stories of Italian heretic Giordano Bruno, young Will Shakespeare, and Elizabethan occultist John Dee—stories that begin to mingle with the narrative of Moffett’s real and dream life in 1970s America. As Moffett’s journey in and out of his comfortable reality continues, what becomes clear is revelatory: there is more than one history of the world. “A quirky celebration of truths that lie hidden, and an impassioned plea for the freedom to discover them.” —USA Today “The narrative itself, which spirals through time and space rather like a maze that Pierce must penetrate, startles the reader again and again with the eloquent rightness of the web of coincidences that structure it.” —The New York Times Book Review “Suggests an unlikely but thriving marriage between a writer like Anne Tyler and one such as Jorge Luis Borges.” —Publishers Weekly Previously published as Ægypt