Mister Pip

Author: Lloyd Jones

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1459616359

Category: Authors, New Zealand

Page: 276

View: 8323

Lloyd Jones' new novel is set mainly in a small village on Bougainville, a country torn apart by civil war. Matilda attends the school set up by Mr Watts, the only white man on the island. By his own admission he's not much of a teacher and proceeds to educate the children by reading them Great Expectations. Matilda falls in love with the novel, strongly identifying with Pip. The promise of the next chapter is what keeps her going; Pip's story protects her from the horror of what is happening around her - helicopters menacing the skies above the village and rebel raids on the ground. When the rebels visit the village searching for any remaining men to join their cause, they discover the name Pip written in the sand and instigate a search for him. When Pip can't be found the soldiers destroy the book. Mr Watts then encourages the children to retell the story from their memories. Then when the rebels invade the village, the teacher tells them a story which lasts seven nights, about a boy named Pip, and a convict . . .

Mister Pip

Author: Lloyd Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499252969


Page: 282

View: 6138


Author: John G. Aicher

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493154435

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 254

View: 5171

Born in 1930 the author has lived through the major convulsions of the twentieth century, and has comments about many of them. A Korean War veteran and practicing lawyer in New York and Vermont, his memories of events in court, in prisons, and politics will hold your interest and stir your emotions.

Mister Pip

Author: Thereza Rowe

Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises

ISBN: 9781849763820


Page: 32

View: 7916

Mister Pip the cat had a busy night and he s looking forward to getting some sleep. All he needs is somewhere quiet to lie down. He tries all his favorite spots for snoozing, but between the monstrous VROOOM of the vacuum cleaner, the persistent RING-RING of the telephone, and the incessant COO COO of canoodling pigeons, he is disturbed and awakened over and over again. Not even his favorite plant can offer Mister Pip the solace he needs. Will Mister Pip ever find a peaceful place to rest his head? Thereza Rowe s stylishly illustrated story is sure to strike a chord with preschoolers who will love making the book s sounds out loud as much as they ll adore Mister Pip himself. "

Semiotic Encounters

Text, Image and Trans-nation

Author: Sarah Säckel,Walter Göbel,Noha Hamdy

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042027142

Category: History

Page: 276

View: 2579

Semiotic Encounters: Text, Image and Trans-Nation aims at opening up scholarly debates on the contemporary challenges of intertextuality in its various intersections with postcolonial and visual culture studies. Commencing with three theoretical contributions, which work towards the creation of frameworks under which intertextuality can be (re)viewed today, the volume then explores textual and visual encounters in a number of case studies. While (a) the dimension of the intertextual in the traditional sense (as specified e.g. by Genette) and (b) the widening of the concept towards visual and digital culture govern the structure of the volume, questions of the transnational and/or postcolonial form a recurrent subtext. The volume's combination of theoretical discussions and case studies, which predominantly deal with 'English classics' and their rewritings, film adaptations and/or rereadings, will mainly attract graduate students and scholars working on contemporary literary theory, visual culture and postcolonial literatures.

101 Letters to a Prime Minister

The Complete Letters to Stephen Harper

Author: Yann Martel

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307402088

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

View: 4245

From the mailbox of the Prime Minister's Office to your bookshelf, a list of more than 100 books that every Canadian should read. This largely one-sided correspondence from the "loneliest book club in the world" is a compendium for bibliophiles and those who follow the Canadian political scene. Smart, subversive, signed, sealed, and now available to you...even if your address is not 80 Wellington Street.

An Introduction to Narratology

Author: Monika Fludernik

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134058772

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

View: 6427

An Introduction to Narratology is an accessible, practical guide to narratological theory and terminology and its application to literature. In this book, Monika Fludernik outlines: the key concepts of style, metaphor and metonymy, and the history of narrative forms narratological approaches to interpretation and the linguistic aspects of texts, including new cognitive developments in the field how students can use narratological theory to work with texts, incorporating detailed practical examples a glossary of useful narrative terms, and suggestions for further reading. This textbook offers a comprehensive overview of the key aspects of narratology by a leading practitioner in the field. It demystifies the subject in a way that is accessible to beginners, but also reflects recent theoretical developments and narratology’s increasing popularity as a critical tool.

Die Frau im blauen Mantel

Author: Lloyd Jones

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644037612

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7237

Dies ist die Geschichte einer Frau. Und des Lastwagenfahrers, der sie für eine Hure hielt. Der Leute, die sie übers Meer schmuggelten. Und die des alten Mannes, den sie beraubte. Der Frau, deren Namen sie stahl. Es ist die Geschichte einer Mutter auf der Suche nach ihrem Kind. Sie nennt sich Ines, aber niemand kennt ihren echten Namen, ihren Geburtsort; nur das Ziel ihrer Reise ist bekannt: Berlin. Ob sie Geschwister hat, ob ihre Eltern noch leben, könnte keiner der Menschen sagen, denen die junge Afrikanerin auf ihrem Weg durch die Festung Europa begegnet. Sie erinnern sich, sie erzählen von ihr, der Frau im blauen Mantel, deren Haut hell ist und sommersprossig. Nach und nach, fast nach Art eines Kriminalromans, entfaltet sich ihre Geschichte und mit ihr die Geschichte der Menschen, deren Weg sie gekreuzt hat, die sie beschenkt, benutzt und in ihre eigenen Lebenslügen eingesponnen haben: des Straßenkünstlers, der sich in Ines verliebt, des blinden Mannes, dem sie den Haushalt führt – und schließlich des Kommissars, der bald erkennt: Die Wahrheit hat viele Gesichter.

Tolstoi und der lila Sessel

Author: Nina Sankovitch

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843702357

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 5506

Mehr als 2,5 cm dick darf es nicht sein. Aber das ist auch daseinzige Ausschlusskriterium. Ob Krimi, Kochbuch, Klassiker– oder der aktuelle Topseller: Nina Sankovitch, Tochter polnischer US-Einwanderer, ist mit Büchern aufgewachsen. Und entdeckt nun, nach dem Tod ihrer geliebten Schwester, die Literatur ein zweites Mal für sich: als Trost- und Kraftspenderin. Zwischen Wäschebergen, Kindergeschrei und Supermarkt nimmt Nina sich Auszeiten - und entlockt jedem Buch ein anderes Geheimnis. Die Eleganz des Igels, Twilight oder Englische Liebschaften, Toni Morrison, Julian Barnes oder Leo Tolstoi – Lesen bedeutet pures Lebensglück: und einmal am Tag den Moment, bei dem man ganz bei sich ist.


Author: Lloyd Jones

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848545002

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1113

When Biografi was first published, it was met first with enormous critical acclaim - only to become the centre of a heated controversy. Was it fact or fiction? Had Lloyd Jones concocted his story of life in the new Albania? Or was it travel literature as its publishers insisted? Equal parts travelogue, political reportage and bizarre mystery novel, Lloyd Jones crosses Albania as it reinvents itself - a volatile, surreal wonderland where nothing is quite as it seems.

Charles Dickens's Great Expectations

A Cultural Life, 1860-2012

Author: Mary Hammond

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 147240551X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

View: 7648

Great Expectations has had a long, active and sometimes surprising life since its first serialized appearance in All the Year Round between 1 December 1860 and 3 August 1861. In this new publishing and reception history, Mary Hammond demonstrates that while Dickens’s thirteenth novel can tell us a great deal about the dynamic mid-Victorian moment into which it was born, its afterlife beyond the nineteenth-century Anglophone world reveals the full extent of its versatility. Re-assessing generations of Dickens scholarship and using newly discovered archival material, Hammond covers the formative history of Great Expectations' early years, analyses the extent and significance of its global reach, and explores the ways in which it has functioned as literature and stage, TV, film and radio drama from its first appearance to the latest film version of 2012. Appendices include contemporary reviews and comprehensive bibliographies of adaptations and translations. The book is a rich resource for scholars and students of Dickens; of comparative literature; and of publishing, readership, and media history.

Floating Worlds

Essays on Contemporary New Zealand Fiction

Author: Anna Jackson,Jane Stafford

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

View: 6198

"The ground-breaking New Zealand fiction of the last fifteen years has not attracted critical commentary beyond initial reviews, despite its success with readers both local and international, and despite its attracting major awards both local and international. Floating Worlds contains stimulating and insightful essays on eight of the best novels of recent years. These are novels in which there is no longer one authoritative way to tell a story. In contrast to Allen Curnows stricture that New Zealand writers should conform to the disciplines of an uncompromising fidelity to experience, of an unqualified responsibility to the truths of themselves, in this place and that time, these novels invite us into what Paula Morris calls a floating world, where identities are negotiable and performative. Floating Worlds illuminates the distinctive ways in which contemporary New Zealand writing approaches the relationship between the real and the imaginary, and the different kinds of challenging, edgy authenticities that operate in the space between them: the familiar and the foreign; the copy and the original; the fake and the genuine; the intention and the act, including the act of writing."--Publisher's website.

Great Expectations

(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101650214

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 2530

Introduction by George Bernard Shaw Pip, a poor orphan being raised by a cruel sister, does not have much in the way of great expectations—until he is inexplicably elevated to wealth by an anonymous benefactor. Full of unforgettable characters—including a terrifying convict named Magwitch, the eccentric Miss Havisham, and her beautiful but manipulative niece, Estella, Great Expectations is a tale of intrigue, unattainable love, and all of the happiness money can’t buy. “Great Expectations has the most wonderful and most perfectly worked-out plot for a novel in the English language,” according to John Irving, and J. Hillis Miller declares, “Great Expectations is the most unified and concentrated expression of Dickens’s abiding sense of the world, and Pip might be called the archetypal Dickens hero.” INCLUDES A MODERN LIBRARY READING GROUP GUIDE

Here at the End of the World We Learn to Dance

Author: Lloyd Jones

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848544987

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 9401

In a cave set back from the ocean, on the coast of New Zealand, Louise and Schmidt hide along with two local boys frightened of being called up to fight in the Great War. But the sensual rhythm of the tango lessons which Schmidt teaches on that sandy cave floor will have devastating consequences for all of them. Two generations later, Schmidt's fiery granddaughter Rosa, running an Argentine restaurant, captivates a young man with the same sultry music that inspired seduction and deception so many years before.

Hier, am Ende der Welt, lernen wir tanzen

Author: Lloyd Jones

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644034311

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 3233

Jeder Tango beginnt mit einem Rückwärtsschritt: Neuseeland 1916. In einer abgelegenen Höhle an der Küste verstecken sich die junge Louise und der Klavierstimmer Schmidt vor den Wirren des Weltkriegs. Zum Zeitvertreib tanzen sie Tango, die Begleitmusik singen sie selbst. Sie kommen sich näher, aber schon bald holt die Wirklichkeit sie ein. Erst Jahre später begegnen sie sich in Buenos Aires ein zweites Mal. Schmidt hat indes geheiratet, wird bald Vater, und so bleiben ihnen wieder nur der Tanz und die Lieder Carlos Gardels. Ein Schritt nach vorn: zwei Generationen später trifft die elegante Rosa, Schmidts Enkelin, auf den jungen Studenten Lionel, der in ihrem Restaurant in Wellington Teller wäscht. Auf den Spuren des Großvaters führt sie ihn in die Welt des Tangos ein, beschwört den Zauber der Vergangenheit herauf, und eine weitere Affäre nimmt ihren Lauf. Lloyd Jones verwandelt die melancholischen Klänge des argentinischen Tangos in kraftvolle, sinnliche Prosa. Tanzend verlassen seine Figuren den gewohnten Alltag, finden in der Fremde zueinander und entdecken die Heimat neu. Für die Dauer eines Liedes scheint alles möglich, auch wenn die Realität jenseits der Tanzfläche eine andere sein mag.