A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

Author: Dave Eggers

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780375725784

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 500

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The author chronicles his life after the deaths of his parents, when he was responsible for the care and upbringing of his eight-year-old brother, and offers a new appendix clarifying, amending, and expanding the original work.

A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius

Author: Dave Eggers

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476737541

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 1837

"Exhilarating…Profoundly moving, occasionally angry, and often hilarious...A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is, finally, a finite book of jest, which is why it succeeds so brilliantly" (The New York Times Book Review). A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is the unique, moving memoir of a college senior who, in the space of five weeks, loses both of his parents to cancer and inherits his eight-year-old brother. In his distinctive style unlike any other memoir, Egger's story is an exhilarating debut that manages to be simultaneously hilarious and wildly inventive, as well as a deeply heartfelt story of the love that holds a family together.

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

Author: Dave Eggers

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 9781417632244

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 437

View: 8444

The moving memoir of a college senior who, in the space of five weeks, loses both of his parents to cancer and inherits his eight-year-old brother.

Modern Confessional Writing

Author: Jo Gill

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415339698

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 218

View: 3651

This collection of essays provides a critique of the popular and powerful genre of confessional writing. Contributors discuss a range of poetry, prose and drama, including the work of John Berryman, Anne Sexton, Ted Hughes and Helen Fielding.

Thematic Guide to Popular Nonfiction

Author: Lynda G. Adamson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313328558

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

View: 8879

Nonfiction is widely read and is increasingly prominent in the curriculum.

New Punk Cinema

Author: Rombes Nicholas Rombes

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 1474472168

Category: Electronic books

Page: 224

View: 4168

New Punk Cinema is the first book to examine a new breed of film that is indebted to the punk spirit of experimentation, do-it-yourself ethos, and an uneasy, often defiant relationship with the mainstream. An array of established and emerging scholars trace and map the contours of new punk cinema, from its roots in neorealism and the French New Wave, to its flowering in the work of Lars von Trier and the Dogma 95 movement. Subsequent chapters explore the potentially democratic and even anarchic forces of digital filmmaking, the influences of hypertext and other new media, the increased role of the viewer in arranging and manipulating the chronology of a film, and the role of new punk cinema in plotting a course beyond the postmodern. The book examines a range of films, including The Blair Witch Project, Time Code, Run Lola Run, Memento, The Celebration, Gummo, and Requiem for a Dream.New Punk Cinema is ideal for classroom use at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as for film scholars interested in fresh approaches to the emergence of this vital new turn in cinema.Features* Offers a comprehensive examination of the term 'new punk' cinema.* Provides several new approaches for the study of digital cinema.* Includes close analysis of several key new punk films and directors.

Self-reflexivity in Literature

Author: Werner Huber,Martin Middeke,Hubert Zapf

Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann

ISBN: 9783826032493

Category: Self in literature

Page: 284

View: 9146

Introduction - C. Henke: Self-Reflexivity and Common Sense in A Tale of a Tub and Tristram Shandy: Eighteenth-Century Satire and the Novel - C. Goer: Wie Tyrann Amor seine Meisterin fand: Die Geburt des Individuums aus dem Geist der Musik in Wilhem Heinses Musikroman Hildegard von Hohenthal - H. Breuer: John Keats' Ode To Autumn als Metapoesie - H. Zapf: Structure, Chaos, and Self-Reference in Edgar Allan Poe - U. Böker: "A raid on the inarticulate:" Hawthorne, Hopkins, Hofmannsthal - T. Fischer-Seidel: Archetypal Structures and Literature in Joyce's Ulysses: Aristotle, Frye, and the Plot of Ulysses - P. Freese: Trouble in the House of Fiction: Bernard Malamud's The Tenants - B. Hesse: "The moo's an arrant thief" - Self-Reflexivity in Nabokov's Pale Fire - W. Huber: "Why this farce, day after day?" On Samuel Beckett's Eleuthéria - L. Volkmann: Explorationen des Ichs: Hanif Kureishis post-ethnische Kurzgeschichten - P. Lenz: Talking-Cures oder Tall Stories? The (Dis)Establishing of Reality in Conor McPherson's The Weir - A. Merbitz: The Art of Listing: Selbstreflexive Elemente in Nick Hornbys High Fidelty - A.Nünning: Fictional Metabiographies and Metaautobiographies: Towards a Definition, Typology and Analysis of Self-Reflexive Hybrid Metagenres - M. Middeke: Self-Reflexivity, Trans-/Intertextuality, and Hermeneutic Deep-Structure in Contemporary British Fiction - A. H. Kümmel: Mighty Matryoshka: Zum Konzept der fraktalen Person - M. Markus: Tu put it shortly: Abkürzungen, reflektiert am Beispiel englischer und deutscher Eigennamen - R. Weskamp: Selbstreflexion und Fremdsprachenerwerb

Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context [4 volumes]

Author: Linda De Roche

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440853592

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1348

View: 2818

This four-volume reference work surveys American literature from the early 20th century to the present day, featuring a diverse range of American works and authors and an expansive selection of primary source materials. Bringing useful and engaging material into the classroom, this four-volume set covers more than a century of American literary history—from 1900 to the present. Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context profiles authors and their works and provides overviews of literary movements and genres through which readers will understand the historical, cultural, and political contexts that have shaped American writing. Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context provides wide coverage of authors, works, genres, and movements that are emblematic of the diversity of modern America. Not only are major literary movements represented, such as the Beats, but this work also highlights the emergence and development of modern Native American literature, African American literature, and other representative groups that showcase the diversity of American letters. A rich selection of primary documents and background material provides indispensable information for student research. Covers significant authors, as well as those neglected by history, and their works from major historical and cultural periods of the last century, including authors writing today Situates authors' works not only within their own canon but also with the historical and cultural context of the U.S. more broadly Positions primary documents after specific authors or works, allowing readers to read excerpts critically in light of the entries Examines literary movements, forms, and genres that also pay special attention to multi-ethnic and women writers