Beyond the Pale

Beyond the Pale

Set in Russia and New York during the early twentieth century and touching on the hallmarks of the Progressive Era—the Women’s Trade Union League, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911, anarchist and socialist movements, ...

Author: Elana Dykewomon

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781480434226

Category: Fiction

Page: 406

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Winner of the Lambda Literary Award: “A page-turner that brings to life turn-of-the-century New York’s Lower East Side.” —Library Journal Born in a Russian-Jewish settlement, Gutke Gurvich is a midwife who immigrates to New York’s Lower East Side with her partner, a woman passing as a man. Their story crosses with that of Chava Meyer, a girl who was attended by Gutke at her birth and was later orphaned during the Kishinev pogrom of 1903. Chava has come to America with the family of her cousin Rose, and the two girls begin working at fourteen. As they live through the oppression and tragedies of their time, Chava and Rose grow to become lovers—and search for a community they can truly call their own. Set in Russia and New York during the early twentieth century and touching on the hallmarks of the Progressive Era—the Women’s Trade Union League, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911, anarchist and socialist movements, women’s suffrage, anti-Semitism—Elana Dykewomon’s Beyond the Pale is a richly detailed and moving story, offering a glimpse into a world that is often overlooked. “A wonderful novel.” —Sarah Waters
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Beyond the Pale

Beyond the Pale

From meditation to an ayahuasca retreat, he begins to build a new definition of what success and happiness means to him. Beyond The Pale inspires readers to question their own pursuit of success.

Author: Matthew Turner

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 9781631953859

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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Ferdinand Foy is a mid-twenties Silicon Valley success story. Very successful, in fact. ‘On the fast-track to becoming a billionaire’ kind of successful. He assumes he knows what he wants and wakes up each day as an in-demand CEO everyone wants a piece of: girls, investors, the media... While appearing on a podcast, Ferdinand is forced to ask himself the question: Why do I want to become a billionaire? After which, he takes a sabbatical from his successful tech company to go and find himself. His journey takes him across the USA and further adrift to Spain, England, Cambodia, Bali and South America. Along the way, he meets fellow entrepreneurs, authors, and investors. On Ferdinand’s return to America, he experiments with new ideas. From meditation to an ayahuasca retreat, he begins to build a new definition of what success and happiness means to him. Beyond The Pale inspires readers to question their own pursuit of success. In a fast-paced world fueled by a hustle mentality, it forces them to reflect on their beliefs, goals, dreams, and purpose. Written for today’s non-stop entrepreneur that comes up with excuses as to why they don’t have the time to read a novel, Beyond The Pale offers them a story that empowers them to unhook, learn, and dive deeper while introducing them to aspects that not only help them grow their business, but also grow as a person.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Beyond the Pale

Beyond the Pale

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Author: Jim Tuggle

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 9781468920734

Category: Fiction

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The predictability of the human spirit can be measured, but only to a certain degree. Injustices will be tolerated. Abuses will be excused. As history teaches, efforts to adapt will be made. But are there limits as to how much will be endured? Just as one walks by a sleeping dog—perhaps ten feet away, eight, maybe six—nothing happens. But to pass just a fraction closer—that one additional foot, or even an inch—at some distance the dog will allow no more. Just as with the dog, when a human injustice goes beyond the pale—be the victim a single person or a nation—then predictability becomes as meaningless as a melted iceberg. Beyond the Pale looks at an ordinary man who holds the tobacco industry accountable for his wife’s inoperable cancer and subsequent death. After a suicidal year plagued with guilt and despair, a champion emerges. Morality is a luxury forgone. He becomes as the industry has become—cold, calculating, and indifferent. His rules govern the war—not a war fought in the courts or in the Congress—but real war, a war of death, treachery, and betrayal. The battlefields are his choosing—no quarter expected and none given. Years of political manipulation, legal bullying, and financial intimidation created a monster. Now the monster must die.
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Beyond the Pale and Other Stories

Beyond the Pale  and Other Stories

This collection of stories, set in Ireland, traces the lives of ordinary people who live determinedly comfortable and normal lives by blinding themselves to the violent reality hovering all around

Author: William Trevor

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN: PSU:000007415876

Category: Fiction

Page: 255

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This collection of stories, set in Ireland, traces the lives of ordinary people who live determinedly comfortable and normal lives by blinding themselves to the violent reality hovering all around
Categories: Fiction

Contemporary Capitalism Crisis and the Politics of Fiction

Contemporary Capitalism  Crisis  and the Politics of Fiction

The word “woman” barely escaped beyond-the-pale. (152) The spatial metaphor neatly captures the substance of the crisis unleashed by these women's autonomous formulation of needs and behaviours in the novel. For “beyond the pale” ...

Author: Roberto del Valle Alcalá

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000750898

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 152

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Contemporary Capitalism, Crisis, and the Politics of Fiction: Literature Beyond Fordism proposes a fresh approach to contemporary fictional engagements with the idea of crisis in capitalism and its various social and economic manifestations. The book investigates how late-twentieth and twenty-first-century Anglophone fiction has imagined, interpreted, and in most cases resisted, the collapse of the socio-economic structures built after the Second World War and their replacement with a presumably immaterial order of finance-led economic development. Through a series of detailed readings of the words of authors Martin Amis, Hari Kunzru, Don DeLillo, Zia Haider Rahman, John Lanchester, Paul Murray and Zadie Smith among others, this study sheds light on the embattled and decidedly unstable nature of contemporary capitalism.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Novel Approaches to Lesbian History

Novel Approaches to Lesbian History

... Dykewomon's Beyond the Pale (1997). Chava, Kathleen, and Rose Stewart all become labor activists in New York, organizing sweatshop workers to strike for better wages, shorter hours, and safe workplaces. Because both novels revolve ...

Author: Linda Garber

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030854171

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Beyond the Pale

Beyond the Pale

Author: Bithia Mary Croker

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ISBN: OCLC:29555883

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Page: 354

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Bachelors Manhood and the Novel 1850 1925

Bachelors  Manhood  and the Novel  1850   1925

corpus of work by taking up two novels narrated by Conrad's most famous bachelor narrator and by grouping these two ... The ''I'' of the bachelor, a masculine subject position that is at once both within and beyond the pale, ...

Author: Katherine V. Snyder

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139426244

Category: Literary Criticism

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Katherine Snyder's study explores the significance of the bachelor narrator, a prevalent but little-recognised figure in premodernist and modernist fiction by male authors, including Hawthorne, James, Conrad, Ford and Fitzgerald. Snyder demonstrates that bachelors functioned in cultural and literary discourse as threshold figures who, by crossing the shifting, permeable boundaries of bourgeois domesticity, highlighted the limits of conventional masculinity. The very marginality of the figure, Snyder argues, effects a critique of gendered norms of manhood, while the symbolic function of marriage as a means of plot resolution is also made more complex by the presence of the single man. Bachelor figures made, moreover, an ideal narrative device for male authors who themselves occupied vexed cultural positions. By attending to the gendered identities and relations at issue in these narratives, Snyder's study discloses the aesthetic and political underpinnings of the traditional canon of English and American male modernism.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The English Novel Vol I

The English Novel  Vol I

Thus under the opprobrious terms 'romance' and 'novel' they include: the artificial, idealistic, and long out of ... the (old) novel appears as beyond the pale, appropriately relegated to the curious heap of surpassed cultural forms.

Author: Richard W. F. Kroll

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317896005

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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The English Novel, Volume I:1700 to Fielding collects a series of previously-published essays on the early eighteenth-century novel in a single volume, reflecting the proliferation of theoretical approaches since the 1970s. The novel has been the object of some of the most exciting and important critical speculations, and the eighteenth-century novel has been at the centre of new approaches both to the novel and to the period between 1700 and 1750. Richard Kroll's introduction seeks to frame the contributions by reference to the most significant critical discussions. These include: the question of whether and how we can talk about the 'rise' of the novel; the vexed question of what might constitute a novel; the relationship between the novel and possibly competing genres such as history or the romance; the relationship between early male writers like Defoe and popular novels by women in the early eighteenth century; the general ideological role played by novels relative to eighteenth-century culture (are they means of ideological conscription or liberation?); poststructuralist analyses of identity and gender; and the emergence of sentimental and domestic codes after Richardson. Since the modern European novel is often thought to have been formed in this period, these debates have clear implications for students of the novel in general as well as for those interested in the early enlightenment. Headnotes place each essay within the map of these wider concerns, and the volume offers a useful further reading list. Taken as a whole, this collection encapsulates the state of criticism at the present moment.
Categories: Literary Criticism

American Fiction Since 1940

American Fiction Since 1940

placed myself beyond the pale, there I was, beyond the pale. Then I discovered thatthere were other people beyond the palewith me, that there were quite as many people onthe wrong sideofthe pale as there wereon the right side ofthe pale ...

Author: Tony Hilfer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317871248

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 302

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In this remarkable book, Tony Hilfer provides a major survey of the wealth of post-war American fiction. He analyses the major modes and genres of writing, from realist to postmodernist metafiction and black humour, the fiction of social protest, women's writing, and the traditions of African-American, Southern and Jewish-American fiction. Key writers discussed include William Faulkner, Norman Mailer, Ralph Ellison, Saul Bellow, Joseph Heller, Vladimir Nabokov and Joyce Carol Oates. The book concludes by exploring contemporary trends through detailed case-studies of Donald Barthelme and Toni Morrison.
Categories: Literary Criticism