Two Lives

Author: Janet Malcolm

Publisher: Melbourne University Publish

ISBN: 0522854362

Category: Americans

Page: 229

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Two Lives is Janet Malcolm's stunning portrait of a legendary couple: Gertrude Stein, the modernist master, and Alice B Toklas, the 'worker bee' who ministered to Stein's needs throughout their forty-year expatriate 'marriage'. As Malcolm pursues the truth of the couple's charmed life in a village in Vichy France her subject becomes the larger question of biographical truth. 'The instability of human knowledge is one of our few certainties,' she writes. The portrait of their relationship that emerges is unexpectedly charged. The two world wars Stein and Toklas lived through together are paralleled by the private war that went on between them. This war, as Malcolm learned, sometimes flared into bitter combat. Janet Malcolm is at her finest in this extraordinary work of literary biography and investigative journalism.

Two Lives

Author: Vadim Melikh

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 1587369664

Category: Poetry

Page: 92

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"Two Lives" is a work of beautiful artistic imagery and inspirational discoveries-modern poetic storytelling in the best tradition of classicism, baroque literature, and romanticism. You will experience everyday life interlaced with grand events and deep realizations. Through tales of spellbinding adventures, you will encounter many colorful characters in a variety of exotic terrains and environments. Told with magical, poetic language, "Two Lives" is indeed a wonderful treat!

Two Lives

Author: Vikram Seth

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780143104087

Category: Authors, English

Page: 503

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Vikram Seth'S Captivating Book Is The Story Of A Century And Of A Love Affair Across A Racial Divide Shanti Behari Seth Was Born On The Eighth Day Of The Eighth Month In The Eighth Year Of The Twentieth Century; He Died Two Years Before Its Close. He Was Brought Up In India In The Late Years Of The Raj, And Was Sent By His Family In The 1930S To Berlin Though He Could Not Speak A Word Of German To Study Medicine And Dentistry. It Was Here, Before He Migrated To Britain, That Shanti'S Path First Crossed That Of His Future Wife. Henny Gerda Caro Was Also Born In 1908, In Berlin, To A Jewish Family, Cultured, Patriotic And Intensely German. When The Family Decided To Have Shanti As A Lodger, Henny S First Reaction Was, 'Don'T Take The Black Man!' But A Friendship Flowered, And When Henny Fled Hitler'S Germany For England, Just One Month Before The War Broke Out, She Was Met At Victoria Station By The Only Person She Knew In The Country: Shanti. Vikram Seth, Their Great-Nephew From India, Arrived In This Childless Couple'S Life As A Teenage Student. Now He Has Woven Together The Astonishing Story Of Shanti And Henny, And The Result Is An Extraordinary Tapestry Of India, The Third Reich And The Second World War, Auschwitz And The Holocaust, Israel And Palestine, Postwar Germany And 1970S Britain. Two Lives Is Both A History Of A Violent Country Seen Through The Eyes Of Two Survivors As Well As An Intimate Portrait Of Their Friendship, Marriage And Abiding Yet Complex Love. Part Biography, Part Memoir, Part Meditation On Our Times, This Is The True Tale Of Two Remarkable Lives A Masterful Telling From One Of Our Greatest Living Writers. Click Here To See Vikram Seth'S Microsite

Two Lives

Author: A Yi

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1787582795

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Seven stories, seven whispers into the ears of life: A Yi’s unexpected twists of crime burst from the everyday, with glimpses of romance distorted by the weaknesses of human motive. A Yi employs his forensic skills to offer a series of portraits of modern life, both uniquely Chinese, and universal in their themes. His years as a police officer serve him well as he teases the truth from simple observation, now brought into the English language in a masterful translation by Alex Woodend. The stories include Two Lives, Attic, Spring, Bach, Predator. The first in the new Flame Tree Press series, Stories from China. FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launching in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.

Two Lives

Author: William Trevor

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101667222

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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William Trevor's Last Stories is forthcoming from Viking. In Reading Turgenev, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, an Irish country girl is trapped in a loveless marriage with an older man, but finds release through secret meetings with a man who shares her passion for Russian novels. My House in Umbra tells of Emily Delahunty, a writer of romantic novels, who helps survivors of a bomb attack on a train to convalesce, inventing colorful pasts for her patients. Two novels, two women who retreat further into the realm of the imagination until the boundaries between what is real and what is not become blurred.

Two Lives One Lifetime

Author: Patricia A. Reihl

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 1452563039

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 96

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Two Lives One Lifetime tells a story about generational addiction, written in a way to pique the interest of all generations. Two Lives One Lifetime chronicles the life of each individual family member and how addiction is the thread that weaves through their lives and intertwines each one. You will be drawn into how upbringing, successes, and failures shaped their lives, all written through the author’s perspective as she lived it. When the cycle of addictive devastation is finally broken, emerge with Pat into a new life of struggles, decisions, and gifts that change a life through a spirituality which passes all understanding.

Two Lives in Uncertain Times

Author: Wilma Iggers,Georg Iggers

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1845451384

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 211

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Published in Association with the German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C. Wilma and Georg Iggers came from different backgrounds, Wilma from a Jewish farming family from the German-speaking border area of Czechoslovakia, Georg from a Jewish business family from Hamburg. They both escaped with their parents from Nazi persecution to North America where they met as students. As a newly married couple they went to the American South where they taught in two historic Black colleges and were involved in the civil rights movement. In 1961 they began going to West Germany regularly not only to do research but also to further reconciliation between Jews and Germans, while at the same time in their scholarly work contributing to a critical confrontation with the German past. After overcoming first apprehensions, they soon felt Gottingen to be their second home, while maintaining their close involvements in America. After 1966 they frequently visited East Germany and Czechslovakia in an attempt to build bridges in the midst of the Cold War. The book relates their very different experiences of childhood and adolescence and then their lives together over almost six decades during which they endeavored to combine their roles as parents and scholars with their social and political engagements. In many ways this is not merely a dual biography but a history of changing conditions in America and Central Europe during turbulent times.

Two Lives for Oñate

Author: Miguel Encinias

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826317827

Category: Fiction

Page: 230

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With a flourish of trumpets, Don Juan de Onate claimed possession of la Nueva Mexico on the banks of el Rio del Norte in 1598. The land of pueblos surely would yield riches for the Spanish crown and prove Onate worthy of the title adelantado for two lifetimes to come. But some colonists with dreams of their own soon grew restless in the desolate region and los indios would not be convinced. Onate, feeling isolated and mistrusted by the authorities in Mexico City, resigned his governorship and left New Mexico in 1610 both slandered and shamed. Raw facts of history are molded into a moving story in this novel about the founding of Spanish New Mexico. This is also the story of a tender relationship between father and son. Through the innocent and gentle nature of his boy, Cristobal - who becomes unofficial governor of the territory that would also be his final, premature resting place - Onate finds lonely redemption.