Ecstatic Cahoots

Ecstatic Cahoots
Author: Stuart Dybek
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-06-03
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780374710552

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In this remarkable collection of bite-size stories, Stuart Dybek, one of our most prodigious writers, explores the human appetite for rapture and for trust. With fervent intensity and sly wit, he gives each tale his signature mix of characters—some almost ghostly, others vividly real—who live in worlds tinged with surreal potential. There are crazed nuns hijacking streetcars, eerie adventures across frozen ponds, and a boy who is visited by a miniature bride and groom every night in his uncle's doomsday compound. Whether they are about a simple transaction, a brave inquiry, a difficult negotiation, or shared bliss, the stories in Ecstatic Cahoots target the friction between our need for ecstatic self-transcendence and our passionate longing for trust between lovers, friends, family, and even strangers. Call it micro-fiction or mini-fiction, flash fiction or short shorts. Whatever the label, the marvelous encounters here are marked by puzzlement, anguish, and conspiratorial high spirits. In this thrilling collection, Stuart Dybek has once again re-envisioned the possibilities of fiction, creating myriad human situations that fold endlessly upon each other, his crackling prose drawing out the strange, the intimate, and the mysterious elements in each.

York Notes Advanced The Great Gatsby Digital Ed

York Notes Advanced The Great Gatsby   Digital Ed
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Publsiher: Pearson UK
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2014-07-23
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781447977872

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The Real Real Thing

The Real Real Thing
Author: Wendy Steiner
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2010-11
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9780226772196

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Steiner (English, Univ. of Pennsylvania) delivers a lucidly written elaboration of "interactive aesthetics" first broached in her examination of the revival of beauty in contemporary art, Venus in Exile (2001). Here the focus is the artist's model, broadly conceived as a paradoxical site of reality/artificiality and power/lack of power. Steiner incorporates a wide range of material to explain early history (the Pygmalion myth, Galatea, Eve, and Pandora), the postmodernist turn (Edie Sedgwick, muse of Andy Warhol and Bob Dylan), and recent developments (Second Life, blogging, Wikipedia, bioethics). Concepts (mimesis, spectacle), literature (Kathleen Rooney's Live Nude Girl of 2008, J. M. Coetzee's Diary of a Bad Year of 2007, Milton, Keats, Henrik Ibsen, Virginia Woolf, Vladamir Nabokov, Nathaniel Hawthorne); art (Michelangelo, Picasso, Henri Matisse, Marcel Duchamp, Robert Mapplethorpe, Hannah Wilke, Vanessa Beecroft, Gillian Wearing, Oron Catts, Helena Almeida, Ann Hamilton, Sylvia Plachy, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Frederick Hart, John Kindness, Peter Eisenman, Rachel Whiteread), theory (Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida, Jacques Lacan, Frederic Jameson, Judith Butler, Rene Girard), and art history (Michael Fried, Sir Kenneth Clark) are woven into a rich tapestry informed by Steiner's favorite semioticians, Roman Jakobson and Jan Mukarovsky. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-level undergraduates and above; general readers. General Readers; Upper-division Undergraduates; Graduate Students; Researchers/Faculty; Professionals/Practitioners. Reviewed by E. K. Mix.

The High Bouncing Lover

The High Bouncing Lover
Author: Ashwini Bhatnagar
Publsiher: Prabhat Prakashan
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2021-01-19
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9788184303841

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A compelling account of contemporary life; both interesting and tragic. "He had been a high-bouncing lover who had savoured the pleasure of being caught on the throes of a vibration that flowed from a clap of cymbals struck upon a spire. It needn't have ended but it had. He would carry the echo of it with him but the actual pulsation had ceased. A memory had been formed. Danny felt relieved-it was easier to carry memories than people with him.

F Scott Fitzgerald s the Great Gatsby

F  Scott Fitzgerald s the Great Gatsby
Author: Harold Bloom,Sterling Professor of Humanities Harold Bloom
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2010
Genre: American literature
ISBN: 9781438132761

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Presents a series of critical essays discussing the structure, themes, and subject matter of Fitzgerald's story of the love between wealthy Jay Gatsby and the beautiful Daisy Buchanan.

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2003-05-27
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780743246392

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The only authorized edition of the twentieth-century classic, featuring F. Scott Fitzgerald’s final revisions, a foreword by his granddaughter, and a new introduction by National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. First published in 1925, this quintessential novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the mysteriously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.

The Start of Something

The Start of Something
Author: Stuart Dybek
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-11-03
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781473524224

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'One of the most soulful writers in America, and a national treasure' George Saunders Nineteen tales of growing up, wising up, and falling in love, spanning more than three decades of prize-winning work by a North American master of the short story The Start of Something is a visionary work following the lovelorn beatniks, hard-boiled gangsters and jaded academics of America, journeying through a haze of drugs, dreams and lucid memory. Seductive and freewheeling, each story glittering with the found poetry of the street, this is the definitive introduction to a life’s work by a writer who has re-enchanted short fiction with every new collection.

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby
Author: Francis Scott Fitzgerald
Publsiher: Wordsworth Editions
Total Pages: 148
Release: 1993
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 185326041X

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A young man newly rich tries to recapture the past and win back his former love, despite the fact that she has married