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A Slipping Down Life

Author : Anne Tyler
ISBN : 9781446426654
Genre : Fiction
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In a small Southern town teenager Evie Decker becomes obsessed with local rock singer Bertram 'Drumstrings' Casey, and decides to take her life into her own hands. When she carves his name on her forehead their two lives become unforgettably entwined in this remarkable novel. OVER A MILLION ANNE TYLER BOOKS SOLD ‘She’s changed my perception on life’ Anna Chancellor ‘One of my favourite authors ’ Liane Moriarty ‘She spins gold' Elizabeth Buchan ‘Anne Tyler has no peer’ Anita Shreve ‘My favourite writer, and the best line-and-length novelist in the world’ Nick Hornby ‘A masterly author’ Sebastian Faulks ‘Tyler is not merely good, she is wickedly good’ John Updike ‘I love Anne Tyler’ Anita Brookner ‘Her fiction has strength of vision, originality, freshness, unconquerable humour’ Eudora Welty

A Slipping Down Life

Author : Anne Tyler
ISBN : 9780099517504
Genre : High school students
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Tells the story of Evie Decker and her unlikely romance with Drumstrings Casey, a small-time rock singer who plays in a country roadhouse.

Slipping Down Life

Author : Rebecca Raddon
ISBN : OCLC:70071864
Genre : Film adaptations
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If Morning Ever Comes The Tin Can Tree A Slipping Down Life

Author : Anne Tyler
ISBN : OCLC:21930801
Genre : Bereavement
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Anne Tyler

Author : Robert W. Croft
ISBN : 0313289522
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This first biography of novelist Anne Tyler includes a discussion of her early childhood, high school and college years, adulthood, marriage, and motherhood. It incorporates source materials from the Anne Tyler Papers at Duke University and letters from Tyler to the author. The volume lists all of Tyler's novels, short stories, articles, and book reviews and provides an annotated bibliography of books, articles, dissertations, and theses on her fiction.

Modern American Women Writers

Author : Elaine Showalter
ISBN : 9780020820253
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Offers essays on forty-one women authors

Slipping Down Life

Author : Anne Tyler
ISBN : 0613926420
Genre : Fiction
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Hsa Heritage Auctions Rare Books Auction Catalog 6030

Author : James Gannon
ISBN : 1599673940
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Acting For The Screen

Author : Mary Lou Belli
ISBN : 9780429858581
Genre : Performing Arts
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Acting for the Screen is a collection of essays written by and interviews with working actors, producers, directors, casting directors, and acting professors, exploring the business side of screen acting. In this book, over thirty show business professionals dispel myths about the industry and provide practical advice on topics such as how to break into the field, how to develop, nurture, and navigate business relationships, and how to do creative work under pressure. Readers will also learn about the entrepreneurial expectations in relation to the internet and social media, strategies for contending with the emotional highs and lows of acting, and money management while pursuing acting as a profession. Written for undergraduates and graduates studying Acting for Screen, aspiring professional actors, and working actors looking to reinvent themselves, Acting for the Screen provides readers with a wealth of first-hand information that will help them create their own opportunities and pursue a career in show business.

Friendship And Sympathy Communities Of Southern Women Writers

Author : Rosemary M. Magee
ISBN : 1617033979
Genre : American literature
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Anne Tyler

Author : Paul Bail
ISBN : 0313302499
Genre : Literary Criticism
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An insightful study of the novels of Anne Tyler, ideal for students and readers of the novelist.

Sundance To Sarajevo

Author : Kenneth Turan
ISBN : 0520240723
Genre : Performing Arts
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A tour of the world's film festivals emphasizes the cultural, political, and sociological aspects of such events as Cannes, Sundance, Sarajevo, Havana, Burkina Faso's FESPACO, and Pordenone's Giornate del Cinema Muto.

Roger Ebert S Movie Yearbook 2006

Author : Roger Ebert
ISBN : 0740755382
Genre : Performing Arts
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Presents detailed descriptions and reviews of virtually every movie that has opened nationally over the past year, reports from the major film festivals, interviews with important movie figures, and essays on the movie world.

The New Southern Girl

Author : Caren J. Town
ISBN : 9780786482030
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Much has been written about America's troubled teens, particularly endangered teenage girls. Works like Mary Pipher's Reviving Ophelia and many others have contributed to the general perception that contemporary young women are in a state of crisis. Parents, educators, social scientists, and other concerned individuals worry that our nation's girls are losing their ambition, moral direction, and self-esteem as they enter adolescence--which can then lead them to promiscuous sex, anorexia, drug abuse, and at the very least, declining math scores. In spite of evidence to the contrary in life and literature, this bleak picture is seldom challenged, but a good place to begin may be with recent literary representations of young women, fictional and autobiographical, which show proud young women who are highly focused and use their brains and good humor to work toward satisfying adult lives. This book addresses the ways in which 12 women writers use their heroines' stories to challenge commonly held and frequently damaging notions of adolescence, femininity, and regional identity. The book begins with a chapter on sociological and literary theories of adolescent female development. This chapter also includes theoretically informed discussions of young adult fiction and Southern literature. Chapters that follow focus on adolescent heroines in the novels and autobiographies of the contemporary Southern women writers Anne Tyler, Bobbie Ann Mason, Josephine Humphreys, Dorothy Allison, Kaye Gibbons, Tina Ansa, Janisse Ray and Jill McCorkle and young adult writers Katherine Paterson, Mildred Taylor and Cynthia Voigt. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Roger Ebert S Movie Yearbook 2007

Author : Roger Ebert
ISBN : 9780740792199
Genre : Performing Arts
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The most-trusted film critic in America." --USA Today Roger Ebert actually likes movies. It's a refreshing trait in a critic, and not as prevalent as you'd expect." --Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle America's favorite movie critic assesses the year's films from Brokeback Mountain to Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2007 is perfect for film aficionados the world over. Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2007 includes every review by Ebert written in the 30 months from January 2004 through June 2006-about 650 in all. Also included in the Yearbook, which is about 65 percent new every year, are: * Interviews with newsmakers such as Philip Seymour Hoffman, Terrence Howard, Stephen Spielberg, Ang Lee, and Heath Ledger, Nicolas Cage, and more. * All the new questions and answers from his Questions for the Movie Answer Man columns. * Daily film festival coverage from Cannes, Toronto, Sundance, and Telluride. *Essays on film issues and tributes to actors and directors who died during the year.

Safe At Last In The Middle Years

Author : Margaret Marganroth Gullette
ISBN : 9781504029520
Genre : Literary Collections
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“Discovering the midlife progress novel, Gullette finds in recent fiction a pervasive tension between decline and a new ideology of aging. Appropriately, she invites the reader to join the writers in their therapeutic discourse.” —Rosemary Franklin, American Literature. “[This] book certainly makes you think. What is it that can happen in middle age to make it, as it is for many people, the clearest and sweetest time of life?” —Frank Conroy, The New York Times

Adolescent Female Portraits In The American Novel 1961 1981

Author : Jane S. Bakerman
ISBN : 9781000652376
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Originally published in 1983, this title lists and annotates reference sources which will help readers select primary materials useful in studies of the literary portraits of women and their societal roles. The years 1961 to 1981 were set as boundaries for this volume because the author’s initial research revealed that a twenty-year span was a manageable unit, because the novels published between those dates yielded abundant materials for such a reference work, and because significant changes in the way portraits of adolescent females were being drawn took place during the period – for example, sex-role stereotyping became a shade less prevalent, young women’s sexuality was discussed more forthrightly, and some topics (such as single women’s pregnancies and lesbianism) were treated more overtly, sometimes less judgementally.

Plain And Ugly Janes

Author : Charlotte M. Wright
ISBN : 9781587297779
Genre : Literary Criticism
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“If beauty is truth, is ugliness falsehood and deception? If all art need concern itself with is beauty, what need have we to explore in our literature the nature and consequences of ugliness?” In Plain and Ugly Janes, originally published in hardcover in 2000 by Garland, Charlotte Wright defines and explores the ramifications of a new character type in twentieth-century American literature, the “ugly woman,” whose roots can be traced to the old maid/spinster character of the nineteenth century. During the 1970s, stories began to appear in which the ugly woman is a figure of power—heroic not in the traditional old maid's way of quiet, passive acceptance but in a way more in keeping with the active, masculine definition of heroic behavior. Wright uses these stories to discuss the nature and definitions of ugliness and the effects of female ugliness on both male and female literary characters in the works of a range of American authors, including Sherwood Anderson, Russell Banks, Djuna Barnes, Peter S. Beagle, Sarah Bird, Ray Bradbury, Katherine Dunn, Louise Erdrich, William Faulkner, Tess Gallagher, Barry Hannah, Ernest Hemingway, Zora Neale Hurston, Alison Lurie, Lorrie Moore, Joyce Carol Oates, Flannery O'Connor, Katherine Anne Porter, Leon Rooke, Anne Tyler, Alice Walker, and Eudora Welty. Wright concludes that the ugly woman character allows American authors to explore the ironies and inequalities inherent in the beauty system.

A History Of American Literature

Author : Linda Wagner-Martin
ISBN : 9781405192323
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The History of American Literature from 1950 to the Present offers a comprehensive analysis of the wide range of literary works that extends into the 21st century Covers drama, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, science fiction, and detective novels Features discussion of American works within the context of such 21st-century issues as globalization, medicine, gender, education, and other topics

Catalog Of Copyright Entries Third Series

Author : Library of Congress. Copyright Office
ISBN : STANFORD:36105006357219
Genre : Copyright
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