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The Family Plot

Author : Cherie Priest
ISBN : 9781466860650
Genre : Fiction
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From Cherie Priest, author of the enormously successful Boneshaker, The Family Plot is a haunted house story for the ages—atmospheric, scary, and strange, with a modern gothic sensibility that’s every bit as fresh as it is frightening. Music City Salvage is owned and operated by Chuck Dutton: master stripper of doomed historic properties and expert seller of all things old and crusty. Business is lean and times are tight, so he’s thrilled when the aged and esteemed Augusta Withrow appears in his office. She has a massive family estate to unload—lock, stock, and barrel. For a check and a handshake, it’s all his. It’s a big check. It’s a firm handshake. And it’s enough of a gold mine that he assigns his daughter Dahlia to personally oversee the project. Dahlia and a small crew caravan down to Chattanooga, Tennessee, where the ancient Withrow house is waiting—and so is a barn, a carriage house, and a small, overgrown cemetery that Augusta Withrow left out of the paperwork. Augusta Withrow left out a lot of things. The property is in unusually great shape for a condemned building. It’s empty, but Dahlia and the crew quickly learn it is far from abandoned. There is still something in the Withrow mansion, something angry and lost, and this is its last chance to raise hell before the house is gone forever. Other Books Boneshaker Button Man and the Murder Tree, The Dreadnought Fathom Fiddlehead Four and Twenty Blackbirds Ganymede Inexplicables, The Not Flesh Nor Feathers Wings to the Kingdom At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Family Plot

Author : William D. Moser
ISBN : 9781452072005
Genre : Fiction
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As World War I ends, Orin Dawes’ love, Dimple Deribus, lies dead in the hay loft of her father’s stable in Ramsfield, Illinois. Orin soon meets Ruby Somers, the daughter of nomadic tent preacher Rev. Jimmy. Ruby’s “gift” helps her ease Orin’s terminally ill mother’s pain – and read people’s sins. When Orin’s mother dies she is buried in the family plot at the edge of the farm. Orin marries Ruby and they start a family. Over the next twenty years the dairy herd multiplies, and fifteen children, named alphabetically from Adalia to Orinthal, Jr. provide hands to milk the cows. Orin, Ruby, and their children’s dark secrets of murder, arson, and worse sit mutely like ghosts at the edge of consciousness.

Acts Of Naming

Author : Michael Ragussis
ISBN : 0195364872
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Michael Ragussis re-reads the novelistic tradition by arguing the acts of naming--bestowing, revealing, or earning a name; taking away, hiding, or prohibiting a name; slandering, or protecting and serving it--lie at the center of fictional plots from the 18th century to the present. Against the background of philosophic approaches to naming, Acts of Naming reveals the ways in which systems of naming are used to appropriate characters in novels as diverse as Clarissa, Fanny Hill, Oliver Twist, Pierre, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Remembrance of Things Past, and Lolita, and identifies unnaming and renaming as the locus of power in the family's plot to control the child, and more particularly, to rape the daughter. His analysis also treats additional works by Cooper, Brontë, Hawthorne, Eliot, Twain, Conrad, and Faulkner, extending the concept of the naming plot to reimagine the traditions of the novel, comparing American and British plots, female and male plots, inheritance and seduction plots, and so on. Acts of Naming ends with a theoretical exploration of the "magical" power of naming in different eras and in different, even competing, forms of discourse.

Plot Story And The Novel

Author : Robert L. Caserio
ISBN : 9781400867660
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Giving a close critical reading to major texts by Dickens, Poe, Eliot, Melville, James, Conrad, Lawrence, Joyce, Woolf, and Faulkner, Professor Caserio provides an historical dimension to the developing fate of plot, story, and the novel. In addition, he challenges the major critical positions of Northrop Frye, Roland Barthes, and Edward Said with regard to the interpretation and evaluation of narrative trends. Originally published in 1979. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Family Plot

Author : Tina Kaleal
ISBN : 9781460204627
Genre : Fiction
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Kelly had no idea that she had any living relatives let alone relatives with a huge estate. When she receives the news that she has been named in their will she drops everything and goes to Salem Massachusetts to hear the reading. Little does she know that what she is about to inherit is much more than an estate and her life may hang in the balance because there is a serial killer who wants the inheritance all to himself. Will she be able to stop him and prove what he has done or will she become his next victim? In this her first novel Tina Kaleal gives us a mystery that is set in Salem Massachusetts with a slice of small town Americana during the Halloween Season. But be prepared there is more slicing going on this Halloween than anyone expected.

Imagining Adoption

Author : Marianne Novy
ISBN : 0472030027
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Engaging essays on the theme of adoption as seen in literary works and in writings by adoptees, adoptive parents, and adoption activists

Post Fascist Fantasies

Author : Julia Hell
ISBN : 0822319632
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Post-Fascist Fantasies examines the cultural function of the novels of communist authors in East Germany from a psychoanalytic angle. Various critics have argued that these socialist realist fictions were monolithic attempts to translate Communist dogma into the realm of aesthetics. Julia Hell argues to the contrary that they were in fact complex fictions sharing the theme of antifascism, the founding discourse of the German Democratic Republic. Employing an approach informed by Slavoj Zizek’s work on the Communist’s sublime body and by British psychoanalytic feminism’s concern with feminine subjectivity, Hell first examines the antifascist works by exiled authors and authors tied to the resistance movement. She then strives to understand the role of Christa Wolf, the GDR’s most prominent author, in the GDR’s effort to reconstruct symbolic power after the Nazi period. By focusing on the unconscious fantasies about post-fascist body and post-fascist voice that suffuse the texts of Wolf and others, Hell radically reconceptualizes the notion of the author’s subjective authenticity. Since this notion occupies a key position in previous literary-historical accounts of East German culture, Hell’s psychoanalytic approach problematizes the established literary model of an "authentic feminine voice" that gradually liberates itself from the GDR’s dominant ideological narrative. Far from operating solely on a narrowly political level, the novels of Wolf and others were intricate family sagas portraying psychic structures linked in complex ways to the GDR’s social dynamics. Hell traces this link through East German literatrure’s dominant narrative, a paternal narrative organized around the figure of the Communist father as antifascist hero.

In The Company Of Strangers

Author : Barry McCrea
ISBN : 9780231527330
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In the Company of Strangers shows how a reconception of family and kinship underlies the revolutionary experiments of the modernist novel. While stories of marriage and long-lost relatives were a mainstay of classic Victorian fiction, Barry McCrea suggests that rival countercurrents within these family plots set the stage for the formal innovations of Joyce and Proust. Tracing the challenges to the family plot mounted by figures such as Fagin, Sherlock Holmes, Leopold Bloom, and Charles Swann, McCrea tells the story of how bonds generated by chance encounters between strangers come to take over the role of organizing narrative time and give shape to fictional worlds—a task and power that was once the preserve of the genealogical family. By investigating how the question of family is a hidden key to modernist structure and style, In the Company of Strangers explores the formal narrative potential of queerness and in doing so rewrites the history of the modern novel.

Writing Mothers And Daughters

Author : Adalgisa Giorgio
ISBN : 1571819533
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The psychoanalytic discovery of the importance of the preoedipal mother-daughter bond in the 1970s had an important impact on feminist literature. This book offers a systematic study of this theme in western European fiction.

The Plot Marathi Story

Author : Pankaj Valvi
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Marathi Action Thriller Story To take the revenge of his family Detective Mane (D. Mane) wants to catch a mafia don KK through his wife Riya, but the don KK is already plotting a conspiracy against him... Will the D. Mane get his revenge? Will be the don KK successful in his conspiracy? ...Please rate and write your review...

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