Disobedience

Disobedience

But when old flames reignite and the shocking truth about Ronit and Esti’s relationship is revealed, the past and present converge in this award-winning and critically acclaimed novel about the universality of love and faith, and the ...

Author: Naomi Alderman

Publisher: Touchstone

ISBN: 1501199668

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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*NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE, STARRING RACHEL WEISZ AND RACHEL MCADAMS *AUTHOR OF ONE OF PRESIDENT OBAMA’S FAVORITE READS OF 2017 When a young photographer living in New York learns that her estranged father, a well-respected rabbi, has died, she can no longer run away from the truth, and soon sets out for the Orthodox Jewish community in London where she grew up. Back for the first time in years, Ronit can feel the disapproving eyes of the community. Especially those of her beloved cousin, Dovid, her father’s favorite student and now an admired rabbi himself, and Esti, who was once her only ally in youthful rebelliousness. Now Esti is married to Dovid, and Ronit is shocked by how different they both seem, and how much greater the gulf between them is. But when old flames reignite and the shocking truth about Ronit and Esti’s relationship is revealed, the past and present converge in this award-winning and critically acclaimed novel about the universality of love and faith, and the strength and sacrifice it takes to fight for what you believe in—even when it means disobedience.
Categories: Fiction

Disobedience

Disobedience

Winner of the 1989 PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award for best first novel, this exquisite book confronts real-life issues of alienation and violence from which the author creates a stunning testament to the human capacity for mercy, compassion ...

Author: Jane Hamilton

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385721752

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Winner of the 1989 PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award for best first novel, this exquisite book confronts real-life issues of alienation and violence from which the author creates a stunning testament to the human capacity for mercy, compassion and love.
Categories: Fiction

The Routledge Companion to Gender and Science Fiction

The Routledge Companion to Gender and Science Fiction

In the novel, both lesbian relationships hinge on the experience of the unruly, disobedient body which cannot be contained by the patriarchal, colonial discourse, and which at the same time refuses to be removed from that discourse, ...

Author: Lisa Yaszek

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000826289

Category: Social Science

Page: 568

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The Routledge Companion to Gender and Science Fiction is the first large-scale reference work of its kind, critically assessing the relations of gender and genre in science fiction (SF) especially—but not exclusively—as explored in speculative art by women and LGBTQ+ artists across the world. This global volume builds upon the traditions of interdisciplinary inquiry by connecting established topics in gender studies and science fiction studies with emergent ideas from researchers in different media. Taken together, they challenge conventional generic boundaries; provide new ways of approaching familiar texts; recover lost artists and introduce new ones; connect the revival of old, hate-based politics with the increasing visibility of imagined futures for all; and show how SF stories about new kinds of gender relations inspire new models of artistic, technoscientific, and political practice. Their chapters are grouped into five conversations—about the history of gender and genre, theoretical frameworks, subjectivities, medias and transmedialities, and transtemporalities—that are central to discussions of gender and SF in the current moment. A range of both emerging and established names in media, literature, and cultural studies engage with a huge diversity of topics including eco-criticism, animal studies, cyborg and posthumanist theory, masculinity, critical race studies, Indigenous futurisms, Black girlhood, and gaming. This is an essential resource for students and scholars studying gender, sexuality, and/or science fiction.
Categories: Social Science

Disobedience

Disobedience

MICHAEL DRINKARD DISOBEDIENCE California Fiction " Orange groves are a metaphor for nothing less than creation and apocalypse in this sharply funny and affecting novel . " Carol Cain Farrington , New York Times Book Review also by ...

Author: Michael Drinkard

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520206835

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

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"Michael Drinkard is a magician. In Disobedience, you will find prose quanta that act like neural implants, producing a lyrical time-warping vision of California that you won't be able to get out of your head."--Rick DeMarinis, author ofThe Coming Triumph of the Free World
Categories: Fiction

Encyclopedia of the American Novel

Encyclopedia of the American Novel

Disobedience follows a 15yearold boy's initially painful discovery of his mother's extramarital affair, one conducted in large part through email; unlike Hamilton's earlier novels, however, as the critic Tom Alesia notes, Disobedience ...

Author: Abby H. P. Werlock

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 9781438140698

Category: American fiction

Page: 4202

View: 484

Praise for the print edition:" ... no other reference work on American fiction brings together such an array of authors and texts as this.
Categories: American fiction

Negative Theology and Utopian Thought in Contemporary American Poetry

Negative Theology and Utopian Thought in Contemporary American Poetry

The novel of the artist, Bloch maintains, “depends on revealing and shaping [material] in the not-yet that arises ... the utopian content of Disobedience or any other novel of the artist; such a demand is too teleological and final.

Author: Jason Lagapa

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319552842

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 135

View: 813

This book explores the utopian imagination in contemporary American poetry and the ways in which experimental poets formulate a utopian poetics by adopting the rhetorical principles of negative theology, which proposes using negative statements as a means of attesting to the superior, unrepresentable being of God. With individual chapters on works by such poets as Susan Howe, Nathaniel Mackey, Charles Bernstein, and Alice Notley, this book illustrates how a strategy of negation similarly proves optimal for depicting the subject of utopia in literary works. Negative Theology and Utopian Thought in Contemporary American Poetry: Determined Negations contends that negative statements in experimental poetry illustrate the potential for utopian social change, not by portraying an ideal world itself but by revealing the very challenge of representing utopia directly.
Categories: Literary Criticism

In Praise of Disobedience

In Praise of Disobedience

An author receives a mysterious e-mail begging her to tell the story of Clare of Assisi, the thirteenth-century Italian saint.

Author: Dacia Maraini

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9781978833944

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

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An author receives a mysterious e-mail begging her to tell the story of Clare of Assisi, the thirteenth-century Italian saint. At first annoyed by the request, the author begins to research Saint Clare and becomes captivated by her life. We too are transported into the strange and beautiful world of medieval Italy, witnessing the daily rituals of convent life. At the center of that life is Saint Clare, a subversive and compelling figure full of contradictions: a physically disabled woman who travels widely in her imagination, someone unforgivingly harsh to herself yet infinitely generous to the women she supervises, a practitioner of self-abnegation who nevertheless knows her own worth. A visionary who liberated herself from the chains of materialism and patriarchy, Saint Clare here becomes an inspirational figure for a new generation of readers.
Categories: Fiction

The Disobedient Writer

The Disobedient Writer

Introduction ACTS OF DISOBEDIENCE his book began with its final chapter . More specifically , it began in a course on the American novel that I taught in 1986. The course began with The Scarlet Letter and concluded with The Handmaid's ...

Author: Nancy A. Walker

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292790961

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 222

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For centuries, women who aspired to write had to enter a largely male literary tradition that offered few, if any, literary forms in which to express their perspectives on lived experience. Since the nineteenth century, however, women writers and readers have been producing "disobedient" counter-narratives that, while clearly making reference to the original texts, overturn their basic assumptions. This book looks at both canonical and non-canonical works, over a variety of fiction and nonfiction genres, that offer counter-readings of familiar Western narratives. Nancy Walker begins by probing women's revisions of two narrative traditions pervasive in Western culture: the biblical story of Adam and Eve, and the traditional fairy tales that have served as paradigms of women's behavior and expectations. She goes on to examine the works of a wide range of writers, from contemporaries Marilynne Robinson, Ursula Le Guin, Anne Sexton, Fay Weldon, Angela Carter, and Margaret Atwood to precursors Caroline Kirkland, Fanny Fern, Mary De Morgan, Mary Louisa Molesworth, Edith Nesbit, and Evelyn Sharp.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Prodigal Son in English and American Literature

The Prodigal Son in English and American Literature

Defoe's novel offered nothing less than a theologically and hence politically acceptable model for precisely such disobedience.” The novel resists a literal reading of the parable of the Prodigal Son which privileged a moral message ...

Author: Alison M. Jack

Publisher: Biblical Refigurations

ISBN: 9780198817291

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 186

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The Parable of the Prodigal Son is one of the best-known stories in the Bible. It has captured the imagination of commentators, preachers and writers. Alison M. Jack explores the reconfiguring of the character of the Prodigal Son and his family in literature in English. She considers diverse literary periods and genres in which the paradigm is particularly prevalent, such as Elizabethan literature, the work of Shakespeare, the novels of female Victorian writers, the American short story tradition, novels focused on the lives of ordained ministers, and the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop and Iain Crichton Smith. Drawing on scholarship from biblical and literary studies, this study demonstrates the remarkable potency of the parable in generating new, and at times contradictory, meanings in different contexts. Historical and literary criticism are brought into dialogue to explore this remarkably resilient and nimble character as he dances through drama, novels and poetry across the centuries.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Tolstoy On War

Tolstoy On War

As this vignette intimates, my theme is obedience—or, more exactly, disobedience—my premise that Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace is in several senses a disobedient book. Playful though it is, The Four Feathers offers a version of cause and ...

Author: Rick McPeak

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801465895

Category: History

Page: 256

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In 1812, Napoleon launched his fateful invasion of Russia. Five decades later, Leo Tolstoy published War and Peace, a fictional representation of the era that is one of the most celebrated novels in world literature. The novel contains a coherent (though much disputed) philosophy of history and portrays the history and military strategy of its time in a manner that offers lessons for the soldiers of today. To mark the two hundredth anniversary of the French invasion of Russia and acknowledge the importance of Tolstoy's novel for our historical memory of its central events, Rick McPeak and Donna Tussing Orwin have assembled a distinguished group of scholars from diverse disciplinary backgrounds-literary criticism, history, social science, and philosophy-to provide fresh readings of the novel. The essays in Tolstoy On War focus primarily on the novel's depictions of war and history, and the range of responses suggests that these remain inexhaustible topics of debate. The result is a volume that opens fruitful new avenues of understanding War and Peace while providing a range of perspectives and interpretations without parallel in the vast literature on the novel.
Categories: History