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The Man Without A Shadow

Author : Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN : 9780062416117
Genre : Fiction
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In this taut and fascinating novel, the bestselling, New York Times bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of The Sacrifice, The Accursed, and Lovely, Dark, Deep examines the mysteries of memory, personality, and identity and pierces the enigmatic force that drives human lives—love. In 1965, neuroscientist Margot Sharpe meets the attractive, charismatic Elihu Hoopes—the “man without a shadow”—whose devastated memory, unable to store new experiences or to retrieve the old, will make him the most famous and most studied amnesiac in history. Over the course of the next thirty years, Margot herself becomes famous for her experiments with E. H.—and inadvertently falls in love with him, despite the ethical ambiguity of their affair, and though he remains forever elusive and mysterious to her, haunted by mysteries of the past. The Man Without a Shadow tracks the intimate, illicit relationship between Margot and Eli, as scientist and subject embark upon an exploration of the labyrinthine mysteries of the human brain. Where does “memory” reside? Where is “love”? Is it possible to love an individual who cannot love you, who cannot “remember” you from one meeting to the next? Made vivid by her exceptional eye for detail and her keen insight into the human psyche, The Man Without A Shadow is a unique story of forbidden love, a kind of secret, evolving marriage, depicted in Joyce Carol Oates’s tight, impassioned prose. It is an uncanny, ambitious, and structurally complex novel that penetrates the mind and illuminates the heart.

Man Without A Shadow

Author : Ernst J. Taussig
ISBN : 1515365336
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is a true account of one Jewish man who managed to elude the Gestapo, escape from SS custody, and on occasion even trap his captors. It takes place during the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia. It is a Holocaust story that reads like an edge-of-your-seat thriller, alternately harrowing and humorous. Above all it is a life-affirming testament to the indomitable human spirit. In his memoir Ernst J. Taussig portrays the intrepid life of a Jewish entrepreneur before, during, and after the Second-World-War. His odyssey takes him from a pampered life in imperial Vienna to being a destitute hunted man in Nazi Slovakia. The title refers to his years on the run, a phantom, a nonexistent person who can leave no shadow. Against enormous odds he manages to fulfill his vow to never be caught and as a result saves the lives of his wife and baby son from deportation to Auschwitz. After the war he rises from the ashes and becomes a millionaire again, only to lose his fortune to the communist takeover of his country and to various crooks who swindle him as he escapes, disheartened and penniless to Israel. He never recovers financially, but though not a Zionist to start with, in his new homeland he discovers for the first time a true sense of belonging, a place he can call home. His is a life-story that mirrors the turbulent times in which it unfolds, the worst and yet the most hopeful century in Jewish history. Written in Israel from the perspective of old age, the German manuscript lay unpublished for thirty five years. It is now being offered for the first time in an English translation by the author's son, Peter Elyakim Taussig.

Man Without A Shadow

Author : Colin Wilson
ISBN : 1939140277
Genre : Fiction
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'One of the more earnest and interesting writers of his generation.' - "The Guardian" 'Mr Wilson's vitality comes through. He writes a clear, light prose, and he makes his interests, however bizarre, seem important.' - "Punch" 'Compelling.' - "New Statesman" Gerard Sorme thinks the key to a more meaningful life lies in an expansion of human consciousness, and he believes that one way to expand it is through sexual experiences. He sets out to record in diary form his sexual encounters with various women: the middle-aged Gertrude, her teenage niece Caroline, and Diana, the wife of a mad composer determined to adapt "Varney the Vampire" into an opera. But Sorme finds his beliefs and ideas challenged when he meets the fascinating and dangerous Caradoc Cunningham, who seems to possess occult powers and who has developed his own ways of expanding consciousness through drugs, orgies, and black magic. And when Cunningham is targeted by his enemies, fellow black magicians who he believes are directing the powers of evil spirits at him, Sorme will find himself caught up in Cunningham's peril, culminating in his participation in a bizarre occult ritual. . . . First published in 1963, Man Without a Shadow explores Wilson's philosophy in the form of a black magic thriller that draws on inspirations as diverse as the writings of Aleister Crowley and Montague Summers, Huysmans's "La-bas," and the 'penny dreadfuls' of Thomas Prest. This 50th anniversary edition includes the unabridged text of the first British edition and a new introduction by Wilson scholar Colin Stanley.

Stoner

Author : John Edward Williams
ISBN : 3763267069
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Nations And Nationalism

Author : Ernest Gellner
ISBN : 0801475007
Genre : History
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Drawing upon a range of disciplines, including philosophy, anthropology, sociology, politics and history, this work argues that nationalism is an inescapable consequence of modernity.

The Victorian Novel Of Adulthood

Author : Rebecca Rainof
ISBN : 9780821445389
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In The Victorian Novel of Adulthood, Rebecca Rainof confronts the conventional deference accorded the bildungsroman as the ultimate plot model and quintessential expression of Victorian nation building. The novel of maturity, she contends, is no less important to our understanding of narrative, Victorian culture, and the possibilities of fiction. Reading works by Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Henry James, John Henry Newman, and Virginia Woolf, Rainof exposes the little-discussed theological underpinnings of plot and situates the novel of maturity in intellectual and religious history, notably the Oxford Movement. Purgatory, a subject hotly debated in the period, becomes a guiding metaphor for midlife adventure in secular fiction. Rainof discusses theological models of gradual maturation, thus directing readers’ attention away from evolutionary theory and geology, and offers a new historical framework for understanding Victorian interest in slow and deliberate change.

Framing Anna Karenina

Author : Amy Mandelker
ISBN : 9780814206133
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Mandelker's revisionist analysis begins with the contention that Anna Karenina rejects the textual conventions of realism and the stereo-typical representation of women, especially in Victorian English fiction. In Anna Karenina, Tolstoy uses the theme of art and visual representation to articulate an aesthetics freed from gender bias and class discrimination

The Novels Of Colin Wilson

Author : Nicolas Tredell
ISBN : 0389202800
Genre : Literary Criticism
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'Tredell's study is praiseworthy in its depth of insight into Wilson's fiction, yet his ideas are accessible to anybody capable of reading Wilson himself....The book contains exceptionally useful notes, plus primary and secondary bibliography.'

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ISBN : UOM:39015011414672
Genre : American literature
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The Man Without Soul A Novel

Author : F. Harrison RANKIN
ISBN : BL:A0023994901
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