The Buried Giant

Author: Kazuo Ishiguro

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571315054

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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An extraordinary new novel from the author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize winning The Remains of the Day 'You've long set your heart against it, Axl, I know. But it's time now to think on it anew. There's a journey we must go on, and no more delay...' The Buried Giant begins as a couple set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of finding a son they have not seen in years. Sometimes savage, often intensely moving, Kazuo Ishiguro's first novel in a decade is about lost memories, love, revenge and war.
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Multiculturalism, Multilingualism and the Self: Literature and Culture Studies

Author: Jacek Mydla,Małgorzata Poks,Leszek Drong

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331961049X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 198

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This edited collection explores the conjunction of multiculturalism and the self in literature and culture studies, and brings together essays by prominent researchers interested in literature and culture whose critical perspectives inform discussions of specific examples of multicultural contexts in which individuals and communities strive to maintain their identities. The book is divided into two major parts, the first of which comprises literary representations of multiculturalism and discussions of its impasses and impacts in fictional circumstances. In turn, the second part primarily focuses on culture at large and real-life consequences. Taken together, the two complementary parts offer an illuminating and well-rounded overview of representations of multiculturalism in literature and contemporary culture from a variety of critical perspectives.
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Haruki Murakami

Challenging Authors

Author: Matthew C. Strecher,Paul L. Thomas

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9463004629

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Japanese writer Haruki Murakami has achieved incredible popularity in his native country and world-wide as well as rising critical acclaim. Murakami, in addition to receiving most of the major literary awards in Japan, has been nominated several times for the Nobel Prize. Yet, his relationship with the Japanese literary community proper (known as the Bundan) has not been a particularly friendly one. One of Murakami’s central and enduring themes is a persistent warning not to suppress our fundamental desires in favor of the demands of society at large. Murakami’s writing over his career reveals numerous recurring motifs, but his message has also evolved, creating a catalogue of works that reveals Murakami to be a challenging author. Many of those challenges lie in Murakami’s blurring of genre as well as his rich blending of Japanese and Western mythologies and styles—all while continuing to offer narratives that attract and captivate a wide range of readers. Murakami is, as Ōe Kenzaburō once contended, not a “Japanese writer” so much as a global one, and as such, he merits a central place in the classroom in order to confront readers and students, but to be challenged as well. Reading, teaching, and studying Murakami serves well the goal of rethinking this world. It will open new lines of inquiry into what constitutes national literatures, and how some authors, in the era of blurred national and cultural boundaries, seek now to transcend those boundaries and pursue a truly global mode of expression.
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Issues in Fossil Fuel Energy Technologies: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464966664

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

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Issues in Fossil Fuel Energy Technologies / 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Fossil Fuel Energy Technologies. The editors have built Issues in Fossil Fuel Energy Technologies: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Fossil Fuel Energy Technologies in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Fossil Fuel Energy Technologies: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
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The Creators

A History of Heroes of the Imagination

Author: Daniel J. Boorstin

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307817210

Category: History

Page: 832

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By piecing the lives of selected individuals into a grand mosaic, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Daniel J. Boorstin explores the development of artistic innovation over 3,000 years. A hugely ambitious chronicle of the arts that Boorstin delivers with the scope that made his Discoverers a national bestseller. Even as he tells the stories of such individual creators as Homer, Joyce, Giotto, Picasso, Handel, Wagner, and Virginia Woolf, Boorstin assembles them into a grand mosaic of aesthetic and intellectual invention. In the process he tells us not only how great art (and great architecture and philosophy) is created, but where it comes from and how it has shaped and mirrored societies from Vedic India to the twentieth-century United States.
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Please Send Me Someone to Love

Author: Octavia Barnes

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453517677

Category: Fiction

Page: 93

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Nelly Watts, writer for The Great Society Magazine had no idea what fate had in store for her when she accepted the job in Washington, DC. She was definitely looking forward to the opportunity to meet Alana Charleston, and a weekend in DC wasn't such a bad deal to boot. Ms. Charleston was a member of Washington, DC's elite, and Nelly couldn't wait to meet her. But Nelly never knew the secrets that this lovely city would reveal. No, she never even saw what was coming, and by the time it hit her she was running to catch up!
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Riding the Giant Catfish

Author: Robert L. Wilson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465322078

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

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The story of survival of a huge, mega-earthquake in the Los Angeles area involves one family and how they are able to prepare and cope with a myriad of problems and challenges. The tale involves many ethical and moral dilemmas, which arise throughout the entire story. Also included are the numerous recommendations and suggestions of how to prepare for the worst case scenarios, far more deadly than those depicted by the various governmental agencies responsible for the ultimate rescue of the civilian victims. The maxim is basically to anticipate the largest degree of catastrophe possible, prepare for same and, if conditions are less then predicted, survival will be accomplished more easily. The fictional content is sprinkled, generously, with ideas, thoughts and suggestions as to how to effectively deal with a tremendous natural disaster. Remember, its not if this will happen, its only a matter of when.
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