Heir to the Glimmering World

Author: Cynthia Ozick

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618618804

Category: Fiction

Page: 322

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James A'bair, whose father is the author of the popular series The Bear Boy, has taken in the eccentric Mitwisser family and the orphaned Rose Meadows, who must resist the pull of the actual Bear Boy as she pursues her own desires, in a novel that evokes Depression-era New York. Reader's Guide included. Reprint.

Jewish Literatures and Cultures

Context and Intertext

Author: Anita Norich,Yaron Z. Eliav

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 1930675550

Category: Religion

Page: 260

View: 1046

Jewish literatures and cultures : context and intertext / Anita Norich -- From continuity to contiguity : thoughts on the theory of Jewish literature / Dan Miron -- Beyond influence : toward a new historiographic paradigm / Michael L. Satlow -- Hellenistic Judaism : myth or reality? / Gabriele Boccaccini -- "He was renowned to the ends of the earth" (1 Maccabees 3:9) : Judaism and Hellenism in 1 Maccabees / Martha Himmelfarb -- Roman statues, rabbis, and Greco-Roman culture / Yaron Z. Eliav -- The ghetto and Jewish cultural formation in early modern Europe : towards a new interpretation / David Ruderman -- Hybrid with what? : the variable contexts of Polish Jewish culture : their implications for Jewish cultural history and Jewish studies / Moshe Rosman -- Idols of the cave and theater : a verbal or visual Judaism? / Kalman P. Bland -- "Reverse marranism," translatability, and practice of secular Jewish culture in Russian / Gabriella Safran -- Intertextuality, Rabbinic literature, and the making of Hebrew modernism / Shachar Pinsker -- Brooklyn am Rhein? : the German sources of Jewish-American literature / Julian Levinson -- Diaspora and translation : the migrations of Jewish meaning / Naomi Seidman.

The Oxford Companion to English Literature

Author: Dinah Birch

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191030848

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1184

View: 9741

The Oxford Companion to English Literature has long been established as the leading reference resource for students, teachers, scholars, and general readers of English literature. It provides unrivalled coverage of all aspects of English literature - from writers, their works, and the historical and cultural context in which they wrote, to critics, literary theory, and allusions. For the seventh edition, the Companion has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs and concerns of today's students and general readers. Over 1,000 new entries have been added, ranging from new writers - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Patrick Marber, David Mitchell, Arundhati Roy - to increased coverage of writers and literary movements from around the world. Coverage of American literature has been substantially increased, with new entries on writers such as Cormac McCarthy and Amy Tan and on movements and publications. Contextual and historical coverage has also been expanded, with new entries on European history and culture, post-colonial literature, as well as writers and literary movements from around the world that have influenced English literature. The Companion has always been a quick and dependable source of reference for students, and the new edition confirms its pre-eminent role as the go-to resource of first choice. All entries have been reviewed, and details of new works, biographies, and criticism have been brought right up to date. So also has coverage of the themes, approaches and concepts encountered by students today, from terms to articles on literary theory and theorists. There is increased coverage of writers from around the world, as well as from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and of contextual topics, including film and television, music, and art. Cross-referencing has been thoroughly updated, with stronger linking from writers to thematic and conceptual entries. Meanwhile coverage of popular genres such as children's literature, science fiction, biography, reportage, crime fiction, fantasy or travel literature has been increased substantially, with new entries on writers from Philip Pullman to Anne Frank and from Anais Nin to Douglas Adams. The seventh edition of this classic Companion - now under the editorship of Dinah Birch, assisted by a team of 28 distinguished associate editors, and over 150 contributors - ensures that it retains its status as the most authoritative, informative, and accessible guide to literature available.

Predicting the Markets of Tomorrow

A Contrarian Investment Strategy for the Next Twenty Years

Author: James P. O'Shaughnessy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110121838X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 1489

A unique and timely new wealth-building strategy from a legendary investment guru In his national bestsellers How to Retire Rich and What Works on Wall Street, portfolio manager extraordinaire James P. O’Shaughnessy offered investors practical advice based on rigorous quantitative analysis—advice that has consistently beaten the market. But in a recent analysis of market data, O’Shaughnessy uncovered some astonishing trends not discussed in his previous books. The Markets of Tomorrow explains O’Shaughnessy’s new research and tells ordinary investors what they must do now to revamp their portfolios. According to O’Shaughnessy, the year 2000 marked the end of a twenty-year cycle that was dominated by the stocks of larger, fastergrowing companies like those in the S&P 500. In the new cycle, the stocks of small and midsize companies are the ones that will outperform the market, along with large company value stocks and intermediate term bonds. O’Shaughnessy describes the number crunching behind his analysis and then shows individual investors exactly how to select the right mix of investments and pick top-performing small and midcap stocks. The Markets of Tomorrow is a loud and clear call to action for every investor who doesn’t want to be left behind.

Rocket and Lightship: Essays on Literature and Ideas

Author: Adam Kirsch

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393243478

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 971

A collection of essays from a “great poet-critic-intellectual” (Daily Beast). Adam Kirsch has been described as "elegant and astute…[a] critic of the very first order" (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times). In these brilliant, wide-ranging essays, published over the last eight years in the New Republic, The New Yorker, and elsewhere, Kirsch shows how literature can illuminate questions of meaning, ethics, and politics, and how those questions shape the way we take pleasure in art. In Rocket and Lightship he examines the work and life of writers past and present, from intellectuals Susan Sontag, Hannah Arendt, and Walter Benjamin to novelists including E. M. Forster, David Foster Wallace, and Zadie Smith. Kirsch quotes G. M. Hopkins: "Nor rescue, only rocket and lightship, shone." So shines literature, in these unflinchingly bold and provocative essays—as an illuminating, regenerative, and immortalizing force.

Toward the Geopolitical Novel

U.S. Fiction in the Twenty-First Century

Author: Caren Irr

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231536313

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

View: 903

Caren Irr's survey of more than 125 novels outlines the dramatic resurgence of the American political novel in the twenty-first century. She explores the writings of Chris Abani, Susan Choi, Edwidge Danticat, Junot Díaz, Dave Eggers, Jeffrey Eugenides, Aleksandar Hemon, Hari Kunzru, Dinaw Mengestu, Norman Rush, Gary Shteyngart, and others as they rethink stories of migration, the Peace Corps, nationalism and neoliberalism, revolution, and the expatriate experience. Taken together, these innovations define a new literary form: the geopolitical novel. More cosmopolitan and socially critical than domestic realism, the geopolitical novel provides new ways of understanding crucial political concepts to meet the needs of a new century.

Similes Dictionary

Author: Elyse Sommer

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578594693

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 660

View: 6927

Whether it invokes hard work or merely a hen-house, a good simile is like a good picture—it's worth a thousand words. Packed with more than 16,000 imaginative, colorful phrases—from “abandoned as a used Kleenex” to “quiet as an eel swimming in oil”—the Similes Dictionary will help any politician, writer, or lover of language find just the right saying, be it original or banal, verbose or succinct. Your thoughts will never be "as tedious as a twice-told tale" or "dry as the Congressional Record." Choose from elegant turns of phrases “as useful as a Swiss army knife” and “varied as expressions of the human face”. Citing more than 2,000 sources—from the Bible, Socrates, Shakespeare, Mark Twain, and H. L. Mencken to popular movies, music, and television shows—the Similes Dictionary covers hundreds of subjects broken into thematic categories that include topics such as virtue, anger, age, ambition, importance, and youth, helping you find the fitting phrase quickly and easily. Perfect for setting the atmosphere, making a point, or helping spin a tale with economy, intelligence, and ingenuity, the vivid comparisons found in this collection will inspire anyone.

The To Sound

Author: Eric Baus

Publisher: Wave Books

ISBN: 9780972348768

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

View: 1858

Juliana Spahr writes: "Birds with extremely long necks. Cassiopeia. A sister. A Marco Polo. A somnambulist. A documentary on the voyages of Columbus. A cartographer. Star charts. Young intellectuals in black robes. Jean-Michel Basquiat. More birds and still more birds. A mathematician. All these things appear in The To Sound’s beautifully warped cosmology. This is a stunning book that builds its own world, a world of ambiguous relations and loaded words; a lyrical world that explores the unstated connections between things. . . ."


A Quartet

Author: Cynthia Ozick

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780547526058

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 486

“Four expertly turned stories” of comedy, deception, and revenge from the acclaimed author of Heir to the Glimmering World (TheNew York Times Book Review). A New York Times Notable Book Dictation brings together four long stories by this Pulitzer and Man Booker Prize finalist, forming a quartet of sly humor and piercing insight into the human heart. The title story imagines a fateful meeting between the secretaries to Henry James and Joseph Conrad at the peak of their fame. Timid Miss Hallowes, who types for Conrad, comes under the influence of James’s Miss Bosanquet, high-spirited, flirtatious, and scheming. In a masterstroke of genius, Ozick hatches a plot between them to insert themselves into literary posterity. Each story in the collection starts in the comic mode, with heroes who suffer willful self-deceit. From self-deception, these not-so-innocents proceed to deceive others, who don’t take it lightly. Revenge is the consequence—and for the reader, a delicious if dark recognition of emotional truth. In Dictation, an author whose stories have won four O. Henry first prizes “reveals herself a master” (The New York Times Book Review). “A testament to the seductions of language and the smoldering aspirations of art.” —O, The Oprah Magazine “A brilliant book, a necessary book, a book that radiates the true intelligence of literature from every page.” —The New York Observer

Sarahs Töchter

Author: Elana Dykewomon

Publisher: Verlag Krug & Schadenberg

ISBN: 3944576632

Category: Fiction

Page: 540

View: 5059

Nach einem Pogrom im zaristischen Russland emigriert die junge Chawa, Tochter eines Rabbi, nach New York. Dort begegnet sie Gutke wieder, der Hebamme aus der alten Heimat, die ihr viele Jahre zuvor auf die Welt geholfen hat. Gutke lebt mit der erfolgreichen Bankerin Dovida zusammen, die als Mann durchs Leben geht und entsprechende Freiheiten genießt. Chawa baut sich eine neue Existenz auf. Sie findet Arbeit in einer Buchbinderei. Und verliebt sich in die stille Näherin Rose, die ihre Gefühle erwidert. In der Neuen Welt sind die Einwanderinnen vor Verfolgung sicher, doch auch dort sind die Straßen nicht mit Gold gepflastert ... »Sarahs Töchter« ist ein berührender Roman, der auf faszinierende Weise die Geschichte jüdischer Lesben erzählt.

Die Galerie der verschwundenen Ehemänner

Author: Natasha Solomons

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644311714

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Ein Roman in Bildern, die die Lebensstationen einer faszinierenden Frau spiegeln: Juliet hat es schwer, seit ihr Mann sie plötzlich und ohne Abschied verlassen hat. Allein mit ihren beiden Kindern muss sie sich in der stockkonservativen Gemeinde in ihrem Anderssein behaupten und auch noch ihre treuen Eltern trösten, die nachhaltig entsetzt sind über «diese unglückliche Geschichte» mit dem verschwundenen Ehemann. Aber Juliet Montague ist keine Frau, die sich dem Schicksal still fügt. Sie trotzt der Tristesse ihres Alltags mit schöner Unterwäsche (auch wenn sie nie wieder jemand zu Gesicht bekommen sollte), entdeckt ihre Liebe zur Malerei und bricht auf in die großstädtische Kunstszene, um eine Galerie zu eröffnen – inspiriert und begleitet von einer Clique junger, lebensfroher Künstler und dem geheimnisvollen Maler Max, dessen Bilder sie in ihren Bann ziehen. Sie erkämpft sich ihre Freiheit, Schritt für Schritt, Porträt für Porträt, und stellt eines Tages mit Entschiedenheit fest: «Ich bin keine Frau für Wasserfarben, lauter sanfte Rosas und weiche Gelbs. Ich brauche Öl und satte Farben.» Um ihren Frieden zu finden und endgültig frei zu sein, muss Juliet jedoch ihren Ehemann finden und etwas zurückerobern, das George mitnahm, als er sie verließ.

The Bear Boy

Author: Cynthia Ozick

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780224796

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7064

Masterly American novelist at the height of her powers with a 1930s story inspired by the real-life Christopher Robin. In the outskirts of the Bronx in 1930s New York, the Mitwisser clan are German refugees who survive at the whim of their vagabond benefactor, James A'Bair. James is heir to the fortune amassed by his father, the author of a wildly popular series of children's books called The Bear Boy. Into their chaotic household comes Rose Meadows, orphaned at the age of eighteen. Employed as an assistant to the eccentric Professor Mitwisser, Rose's position within the family is precarious, especially when the arrival of James threatens the fragile balance of the household.

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