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The Beautiful Miscellaneous

Author : Dominic Smith
ISBN : 9780743271257
Genre : Fiction
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Possessing a superior intellect that is nevertheless overshadowed by his physicist father's genius, Nathan Nelson fails to fulfill his father's definition of a child prodigy until a head injury enables him to manifest a photographic memory, with unexpected results. Reprint.

The Last Painting Of Sara De Vos

Author : Dominic Smith
ISBN : 9781925268638
Genre : Fiction
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Longlisted for the 2017 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction In the 1600s Sara de Vos loses her young daughter suddenly to illness. In her grief, she secretly begins painting a dark landscape of a girl watching a group of ice skaters from the edge of a wood. In 1950s New York, Martijn de Groot has At the Edge of a Wood hanging above his bed. Though it is a dark, peculiar painting, he holds it dear and when it is stolen, he is bereft. In Brooklyn, struggling art student Ellie Shipley accepts a commission to paint an intricate forgery of the painting, not realising that her decision will come to haunt her successful academic career. Gorgeously written, brilliantly conceived and executed, filled with tension and revelation, The Last Painting of Sara de Vos is one of those rare books that stops time as you read it. This is a novel you will want to revisit for the sheer pleasure of watching a master at work.

Bright And Distant Shores

Author : Dominic Smith
ISBN : 9781439198865
Genre : Fiction
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Chicago, 1897. An obsessive collector and insurance magnate commissions the world's tallest building. Determined to compete with Marshall Field's recent donation of $1 million to found the Field Museum, the tycoon funds a private collecting voyage into the Pacific.

A Kite In The Wind

Author : Andrea Barrett
ISBN : 9781595340726
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A Kite in the Wind is an anthology of essays by 20 veteran writers and master teachers. While the contributors offer specific, practical advice on such fundamental aspects of craft as characterization, character names, the first person point of view, and unreliable narrators, they also give extended, thoughtful consideration to more sophisticated topics, including “imminence,” or the power of a sense of beginning; creating and maintaining tension; “lushness”; and the deliberate manipulation of information to create particular effects. The essays in A Kite in the Wind begin as personal investigations — attempts to understand why a decision in a particular story or novel seemed unsuccessful; to define a quality or problem that seemed either unrecognized or unsatisfactorily defined; to understand what, despite years of experience as a fiction writer, resisted comprehension; and to pursue haunting, even unanswerable questions. Unlike a how-to book, the anthology is less an instruction manual than it is an intimate visit with twenty very different writers as they explore topics that excite, intrigue, and even puzzle them. Each discussion uses specific examples and illustrations, including both canonical stories and novels and writing less frequently discussed, from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, by both American and international authors. The contributors share their hard-earned insights for beginning and advanced writers with humility, wit, and compassion. The first section of the book focuses on narration, with particular attention paid to various kinds of narrators; the second, on strategic creation and presentation of character; the third, on some of the roles of the visual, beginning with establishing setting; and the fourth, on structural and organizational issues, from movement through time to the manipulation of information to create mystery and suspense.

The Electric Hotel

Author : Dominic Smith
ISBN : 9780374719692
Genre : Fiction
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A sweeping work of historical fiction from the New York Times–bestselling author Dominic Smith, The Electric Hotel is a spellbinding story of art and love. For more than thirty years, Claude Ballard has been living at the Hollywood Knickerbocker Hotel. A French pioneer of silent films who started out as a concession agent for the Lumière brothers, the inventors of cinema, Claude now spends his days foraging for mushrooms in the hills of Los Angeles and taking photographs of runaways and the striplings along Sunset Boulevard. But when a film history student comes to interview Claude about The Electric Hotel—the lost masterpiece that bankrupted him and ended the career of his muse, Sabine Montrose—the past comes surging back. In his run-down hotel suite, the ravages of the past are waiting to be excavated: celluloid fragments in desperate need of restoration, as well as Claude’s memories of the woman who inspired and beguiled him. The Electric Hotel is a portrait of a man entranced by the magic of moviemaking, a luminous romance, and a whirlwind trip through early cinema. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.

The Bird And The Elephant

Author : Dominic Smith
ISBN : 9781784629557
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The Bird and The Elephant is a poetic philosophical journey that starts with a chance encounter between and a bird and (that’s right, you guessed it!) an elephant. Join their journey as they step through the jungle talking their way through ten philosophical subjects.

The Works Of The Rev Sydney Smith Critical And Miscellaneous Writings Of T Noon Talfourd Critical And Miscellaneous Essays

Author : Sydney Smith
ISBN : UIUC:30112112398729
Genre : English literature
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Confidence In The Criminal Justice System

Author : Dominic Smith
ISBN : 1840990856
Genre : Criminal justice, Administration of
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Literary Studies Miscellaneous Essays Thomas Babington Macaulay B Ranger The Waverley Novels Charles Dickens John Milton Lady Mary Wortley Montagu Clough S Poems Sterne And Thackeray Wordsworth Tennyson And Browning

Author : Walter Bagehot
ISBN : WISC:89002010049
Genre : English literature
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Women Poets Of Japan

Author : Kenneth Rexroth
ISBN : 0811208206
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A selection of the works of Japanese women poets from the seventh century to modern times is combined with critical biographies and an examination of their place in Japanese literature

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