Author: Diana Athill

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802191541

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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For nearly five decades Diana Athill edited (nursed, coerced, coaxed) some of the most celebrated writers in the English language, among them V. S. Naipaul, Philip Roth, Mordecai Richler, and Norman Mailer. A founding editor of the prestigious publishing house André Deutsch Ltd., Athill takes us on a guided tour through the corridors of literary London, offering a keenly observed, devilishly funny, and always compassionate insider’s portrait of the glories and pitfalls of making books. Stet is spiced with candid insights about the type of people who make brilliant writers and ingenious publishers, and the idiosyncrasies of both. It brims with Athill’s memories of serving as confidante, midwife, and sometime therapist to great literary figures: “Nobody who has read Jean Rhys’ first four novels can suppose that she was good at life; but no one who never met her could know how very bad she was at it”; “It was my job to listen to [Naipaul’s] unhappiness and do what I could to ease it—which would not have been too bad if there had been anything I could do.” Most of all it is Athill’s voice that captivates—intimate, lively, generous, humorous—the voice of a favorite aunt who is as warm and big-hearted as she is worldly and irreverent. Packed with delights, Stet is about the world of books, about people who write them and the process of making them, a world dissected with sharp an irresistible honesty. It is an invaluable contribution to the world of literature.

Stet's Legacy

Author: Petr Barrow

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 0738822167

Category: Fiction

Page: 488

View: 7108

The world nearly died on Death´s Day. Those who survived the famine, war, and plagues which followed rebuilt what once was. Isolated subcontinents reclaimed the law and rule of humanity, the prize once won from the Dragons. With the wars of rebuilding fading slowly into memory, the legacy of a long dead wizard rekindled humanity´s true nature. On the isolated and forgotten land of Inopia, Othin Cairn, healer, student, and former slave, departs his university on a clear and simple task. His path crosses many others in the sparely populated land. His journey quickly turns from one of routine and order, into a turbulent passage from theory to fact. Now, during his first excursion, Othin rediscovers Inopia, the land formerly revealed to him through book and lecture. He meets and befriends Justinian Munney, a young royal traveling under the guise of ´Elroon Newhope,´ and the beguiling ´Lady´ Ansonia Forster. Justin and Ansonia reveal a land of indulgence and hope to the inexperienced healer. When the trio happen upon the tall wizard Rabisu, Othin is taught the darkness lurking beneath humanity. Rabisu, young, brash, and powerful fears none of the beings of Inopia. Yet he flees the dark cult of Pavidus and others who seek the tall man for his arcane knowledge and the prophecy linked to him. It is a forced alliance with Rabisu which enlightens Othin on the ugliness of a world devoid of reason, ruled by lust and greed. Kings willing to sacrifice their kingdoms for a vague power foretold and creatures and beings willing to die of a purse of gold. Othin Cairn and his companions are swept through the small yet diverse land of Inopia as they too attempt to unravel the enigma of prophecy. Is it chance, fate, or the fulfillment of haunting prophecies which forever ties Othin Cairn to Stet´s Legacy? Petr Barrow welcomes your questions and comments. E-mail him at [email protected]


Author: Dora Malech

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691181446

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 88

View: 740

A fascinating collection of serious and playful poems that tap the inventive possibilities of the anagram and other constraining forms In Stet, poet Dora Malech takes constraint as her catalyst and subject, exploring what it means to make or break a vow, to create art out of a life in flux, to reckon with the body’s bounds, and to arrive at a place where one might bear and care for another life. Tapping the inventive possibilities of constrained forms, particularly the revealing limitations of the anagram, Stet is a work of serious play that brings home the connections and intimacies of language. “Stet,” from the Latin for “let it stand,” is a proofreading term meaning to retain or return to a previous phrasing. The uncertainty of changes made and then reconsidered haunts Stet as its poems explore what is left unsaid through erasures, redaction, and the limitations of spelling. How does one “go back” on one’s word or “stand by” one’s decisions? Can a life be remade or revised, or is the past forever present as in a palimpsest? Embodying the physicality and reproductive potentiality inherent in the collection’s forms and figures, Stet ends expectantly, not searching for closure but awaiting the messy, living possibilities of what comes next. By turns troubling and consoling, Stet powerfully combines lyric invention and brilliant wordplay.

Child Development & Pedagogy for CTET & STET (Paper 1 & 2) with Past Questions 3rd Edition

Author: Shalini Punjabi

Publisher: Disha Publications

ISBN: 9388026780


Page: N.A

View: 6097

The new edition of the book "Child Development & Pedagogy for CTET & STET" has been updated with past CTET papers uptil 2016 (September). Further some past papers of various State TETs have also been added. The book provides an exclusive treatment to the subject with special emphasis upon Child Development, Inclusive Education, Learning and the Pedagogical Issues. The book has been divided into 10 chapters. For each chapter an exhaustive theory has been provided which covers the complete syllabus as prescribed by the CBSE/ NCERT/ NCF 2005. This is followed by 2 set of exercises. The exercise 1 contains a set of MCQs from the PREVIOUS YEAR Question Papers of CTET and various STET's. The exercise 2, "TEST YOURSELF" provides carefully selected MCQs for practice. The book is a must for all the candidates appearing in the Paper 1 and 2 of the CTET and all State TETs.


Author: James Chapman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Fiction

Page: 335

View: 6583

Fiction. STET tells the life story of Stet, a filmmaker from Soviet Leningrad, who is sent for his artistic crimes to a prison camp in the 1960's, and dies there without having produced much more than a single film. Narrated in an extravagant third-person voice that emulates the sound and attitude of the classic "Russian Novel,"--opinionated, discursive, soulful--the novel depicts the fate of the artist, or of the individual, in any society. It imagines a world where we do not live by our judgments of others, nor by our fear of what other people think of us. "Fascinating, a dense, imagistic style reminiscent of Michael Ondaatje or Gyorgy Konrad... For the uncommon reader..."--King's English.


Author: José Kozer

Publisher: N.A


Category: Poetry

Page: 219

View: 5556

"Jose Kozer is the preeminent Cuban poet of his generation and one of the most influential poets in Latin America, where his name is a household word among serious readers of poetry. His 37 books and 15 chapbooks have been published in Mexico, Spain, the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, and Chile. There have been dozens of articles and several books about his work. He has been translated into German, Portuguese, Hebrew, Greek, Italian, and French. He was the first living Cuban of the diaspora to have a book published on the island. Stet is the first survey of his career in English. Kozer is one of the defining poets of the neobarroco, the dominant tendency in Latin American poetry of the past several decades.


Author: Bruce O. Boston

Publisher: Editorial Experts, Incorporated (EEI Press)


Category: Authorship

Page: 310

View: 4736


Author: Elizabeth Catherine Webb

Publisher: N.A



Page: 192

View: 9475