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If On A Winter S Night A Traveler

Author : Italo Calvino
ISBN : 9780544133402
Genre : Fiction
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Italo Calvino imagines a novel capable of endless mutations in this intricately crafted story about writing and readers. If on a Winter's Night a Traveler turns out to be not one novel but ten, each with a different plot, style, ambience, and author, and each interrupted at a moment of suspense. Together they form a labyrinth of literatures, known and unknown, alive and extinct, through which two readers, a male and a female, pursue both the story lines that intrigue them and one another.

If On A Winter S Night A Traveller

Author : Italo Calvino
ISBN : 9781446414330
Genre : Fiction
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You go into a bookshop and buy If on a Winter's Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino. You like it. But alas there is a printer's error in your copy. You take it back to the shop and get a replacement. But the replacement seems to be a totally different story. You try to track down the original book you were reading but end up with a different narrative again. This remarkable novel leads you through many different books including a detective adventure, a romance, a satire, an erotic story, a diary and a quest. But the real hero is you, the reader.

Waiting For The End

Author : Earl G. Ingersoll
ISBN : 0838641539
Genre : Fiction
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Waiting for the End examines two dozen contemporary novels within the context of a half century of theorizing about the function of ending in narrative. That theorizing about ending generated a powerful dynamic a quarter-century ago with the advent of feminist criticism of masculinist readings of the role played by ending in fiction. Feminists such as Theresa de Lauretis in 1984 and more famously Susan Winnett in her 1991 PMLA essay, Coming Unstrung, were leading voices in a swelling chorus of theorist pointing out the masculinist bias of ending in narrative. With the entry of feminist readings of ending, it became inevitable that criticism of fiction would become gendered through the recognition of difference transcending a simple binary of female/male to establish a spectrum of masculine to feminine endings, regardless of the sex of the writer. Accordingly, Waiting for the End examines pairs of novels - one pair by Margaret Atwood and one by Ian McEwan - to demonstrate how a writer can offer endings at either end of the gender spectrum.

The Novel

Author : André Brink
ISBN : 191971314X
Genre : Fiction
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The postmodernist novel is renowned for the extremes of its narcissistic involvement with language, but in this book the author argues that this self-consciousness has been a characteristic of the novel since its earliest stirrings.

If On A Winter S Night A Traveller

Author : John Gatt-Rutter
ISBN : OCLC:826410033
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Understanding Italo Calvino

Author : Beno Weiss
ISBN : 0872498581
Genre : Literary Collections
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Highlights Calvino's fascination with folk tales, knights, social & political allegories, & science fiction.

David Mitchell

Author : Sarah Dillon
ISBN : 9781780240022
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The outcome of the first international conference on David Mitchell's writing, this collection of critical essays focuses on his first three novels - 'Ghostwritten', 'number9dream' and 'Cloud Atlas' - to provide an analysis of Mitchell's complex narrative techniques and the literary, political and cultural implications of his work.

The Humanities Methodology And Perspectives

Author : Kundu / Nayar / Shweta
ISBN : 8131729214
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Medicine And Literature

Author : John Salinsky
ISBN : 1857755359
Genre : Medical
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Here are 120 multiple choice questions on family planning and reproductive health care. Each question has been carefully selected to reflect the syllabus of the new Part 1 examination for Membership of the Faculty of Family Planning and Reproductive Healthcare (MFFP). Almost all the questions are accompanied by an extented answer. In this way as well as providing a useful revision aid for examinations the book is also educationally stimulating for anyone wishing to improve and test their knowledge of family planning and reproductive healthcare. The questions have been divided in three major sections: Applied Sciences; Contraception; and Reproductive Healthcare. This book will be an ideal training and revision tool for candidates for the professional exams such as the new MFFP as well as the MRCOG and MRCGP. It will also provide a useful aid to anyone who wishes to update their understanding of these important topics in reproductive medicine.

New Men In Trollope S Novels

Author : Dr Margaret Markwick
ISBN : 9781409475101
Genre : Literary Criticism
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New Men in Trollope's Novels challenges the popular construction of Victorian men as patriarchal despots and suggests that hands-on fatherhood may have been a nineteenth-century norm. Beginning with an evaluation of the evidence for cultural determinations of masculinity during Trollope's times, Markwick sets the stage with a discussion of the religious, philosophical, and educational influences that informed the evolution of Trollope's personal views of masculinity as he grew from boyhood into later manhood. Her treatment of his novels, drawing on a wide selection from across the oevre, shows that sensitive examination of Trollope's texts discovers him advancing a startlingly modern model of manhood under a veneer of conformity. Trollope's independent views on child-rearing, education, courtship, marriage, parenthood, and gay men are also discussed within the context of Victorian culture in this witty, original, and immensely knowledgeable study of Victorian masculinity.

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