Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story

Author: D. T. Max

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101601116

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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The acclaimed New York Times–bestselling biography and “emotionally detailed portrait of the artist as a young man” (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times) In the first biography of the iconic David Foster Wallace, D.T. Max paints the portrait of a man, self-conscious, obsessive and struggling to find meaning. If Wallace was right when he declared he was “frightfully and thoroughly conventional,” it is only because over the course of his short life and stunning career, he wrestled intimately and relentlessly with the fundamental anxiety of being human. In his characteristic lucid and quick-witted style, Max untangles Wallace’s anxious sense of self, his volatile and sometimes abusive connection with women, and above all, his fraught relationship with fiction as he emerges with his masterpiece Infinite Jest. Written with the cooperation of Wallace’s family and friends and with access to hundreds of unpublished letters, manuscripts and journals, this captivating biography unveils the life of the profoundly complicated man who gave voice to what we thought we could not say.

Wallace’s Dialects

Author: Mary Shapiro

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501348485

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Mary Shapiro explores the use of regional and ethnic dialects in the works of David Foster Wallace, not just as a device used to add realism to dialogue, but as a vehicle for important social commentary about the role language plays in our daily lives, how we express personal identity, and how we navigate social relationships. Wallace's Dialects straddles the fields of linguistic criticism and folk linguistics, considering which linguistic variables of Jewish-American English, African-American English, Midwestern, Southern, and Boston regional dialects were salient enough for Wallace to represent, and how he showed the intersectionality of these with gender and social class. Wallace's own use of language is examined with respect to how it encodes his identity as a white, male, economically privileged Midwesterner, while also foregrounding characteristic and distinctive idiolect features that allowed him to connect to readers across implied social boundaries.

Ghost Stories

Author: Jack Ross

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780995116559


Page: 140

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David Foster Wallace once wrote that "every love story is a ghost story." Not all of the stories in Jack Ross's new collection are about love, but certainly all of them concern ghosts - imaginary, real, or entirely absent. As it turns out, there are even stranger things in the world: from haunted hotel rooms in Beijing to drunken poetry readings on Auckland's North Shore. Or perhaps, as the Mayan prophets foresaw, the world really did end on the 21st December, 2012, and "all bets are off, all the rules have changed, and - new Adams, new Eves - we have to find the courage somehow to start naming the strange new things we see."

Reading Like a Writer

Author: Francine Prose

Publisher: Union Books

ISBN: 1908526149

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 8697

DIV In her entertaining and edifying New York Times bestseller, acclaimed author Francine Prose invites you to sit by her side and take a guided tour of the tools and tricks of the masters to discover why their work has endured. Written with passion, humour and wisdom, Reading Like a Writer will inspire readers to return to literature with a fresh eye and an eager heart – to take pleasure in the long and magnificent sentences of Philip Roth and the breathtaking paragraphs of Isaac Babel; to look to John le Carré for a lesson in how to advance plot through dialogue and to Flannery O’Connor for the cunning use of the telling detail; to be inspired by Emily Brontë’s structural nuance and Charles Dickens’s deceptively simple narrative techniques. Most importantly, Prose cautions readers to slow down and pay attention to words, the raw material out of which all literature is crafted, and reminds us that good writing comes out of good reading. /div

The Ghost in the Mini Skirt

Author: Kwen D. Griffeth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781499751147

Category: Fiction

Page: 398

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Jack was a genius. He had been tested. He knew it; everyone knew it. Jack was logical. Jack knew it was impossible to hit a ghost with his car. He managed to get it done. Jack didn't believe in spirits or ghosts, so why was this one haunting him in his dreams. "Save me," she begged repeatedly. "Save me before it's too late." "The Ghost In The Mini Skirt" is a murder mystery/ghost story, except to Terri; Terri tells me it is a love story. In fact, Terri tells me it's her love story. Terri is an out of work dancer from Las Vegas who happens to be gorgeous. She's pretty enough to convince a computer hacking genius, who does not believe in ghosts, that helping her solve the fifty year old crime is the right thing to do."The Ghost In The Mini Skirt is a fast paced and entertaining book and it has a mission. The book is dedicated to a high school friend of the author who has breast cancer. Every copy of the book sold provides one dollar the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Sydney Hideous

Author: Greg Hoey

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781983242151


Page: 145

View: 4379

"A book sooo bad- it's good! (just don't tell your more literary friends you enjoyed it)"The Author it must be stated is an Atheist complete. The author it must also be said is on a kind of blacklist and has been so for many, many years now again the reasoning behind such logic on the part of those doing the blacklisting is complicated and nefarious and best left undiagnosed here for it is both a right-wing Religious agenda and one of leftist reaction based upon the authors supposedly 'politically incorrect' views."A tale of the art world and all who dwell therein. An occult, ghostly love story where two artists try to win the love of a very beautiful girl indeed, by putting on exhibitions in order to win her attentions, and the outrageous horrific repercussions all round.


Author: H. J. Tidy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781950921287


Page: 174

View: 9596

Weird Chinese Love Stories

Author: Tom Te-Wu Ma

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530251773


Page: 256

View: 3155

For thousands of years, the existence of spirits/ghosts has always been a controversial subject. Although mankind's inquiry into the supernatural issue has never produced substantial answers, every country abounds in ghost stories. The spirits/ghosts in this book which consists of 25 stories are all vividly personified. Although they have the advantage of supernatural powers, they still like to show themselves in human forms. Therefore, it is hard to distinguish which one is a human and which one is a spirit. The ingenious revelation of that secret often becomes the most exciting part of each story.

The Athenæum

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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