Dennis Orphen, in writing a novel, has stolen the life story of his friend, Effie Callingham, the former wife of a famous, Hemingway-like novelist, Andrew Callingham. Orphen’s betrayal is not the only one, nor the worst one, in this hilarious satire of the New York literary scene. (Powell personally considered this to be her best New York novel.) Powell takes revenge here on all publishers, and her baffoonish MacTweed is a comic invention worthy of Dickens. And as always in Powell’s New York novels, the city itself becomes a central character: “On the glittering black pavement legs hurried by with umbrella tops, taxis skidded along the curb, their wheels swishing through the puddles, raindrops bounced like dice in the gutter.” Powell’s famous wit was never sharper than here, but Turn, Magic Wheel is also one of the most poignant and heart-wrenching of her novels..
So where are we now. Generalizing is dangerous. Call us the apathetic generation and we will become that.
How do you find someone who doesn’t want to be found. A girl searches for her missing addict brother while confronting her own secrets in this darkly lyrical novel.Rachel has always idolized her older brother Micah. He struggles with addiction, but she tells herself that he’s in control.
Pre nekoliko godina sam planirao da upišem drugi fakultet, komparativnu književnost ili strani jezik, pa sam među literaturom koju sam nabavljao kupio i ovu knjigu, koju sam izvesno vreme ignorisao, i tek sam je sad pročitao. Za njeno razumevanje potrebno je ogromno poznavanje engleske književnosti, poezije prevashodno, što je meni falilio, takođe i navođenje teoretičara knjioževnosti, za koje nikad nisam čuo, pa i eksperata iz drugih oblasti, kao što su psihologija, sociologija, istorija... Sve ovo čini knjigu nekom vrste metateorije književnosti, koja daje detaljan, interdisciplinarni pregled iz anglosaksonske vizure, jer su uglavnom dela iz tog kraja sveta navedena kao primeri za objašnjenje različitih pojmova i užih oblasti.Neki delovi daju možda preterana objašnjenja, deluje kao da je sve moglo napisati kraće, da bi to bilo efikasnije, i pomalo izgleda da su se autori tautološki zapleli..
More than any other introductory physical geology textbook, Understanding Earth is designed to bring the worldview of the working geologist to an audience not only new to this specific field, but in many cases to science in general. Students arent merely presented with concepts and processes--they come to learn how we know what we know, and how that knowledge impacts their lives as citizens and consumers..
The New York Times bestselling author of the Marked Men series delivers a romance about a rugged Texas sheriff who must protect the woman who was once his sworn enemy...Case Lawton comes from a family of criminals. So as the sheriff of Loveless, Texas, hes determined to do everything by the book--until hes called to Aspen Barlows office after a so-called break-in. The last thing he wants to do is help the woman who cost him custody of his son. But Aspen isnt the heartless lawyer Case remembers, and he starts to question his long-held grudge...Aspen is scared for her life, and Case is her last hope for protection.
In this powerful sequence of TV images and essay, Claudia Rankine explores the personal and political unrest of our volatile new century. I forget things too. It makes me sad. Or it makes me the saddest. The sadness is not really about George W.