The Untelling

Author: Tayari Jones

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446533998

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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FROM THE AUTHOR OF AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE, AN OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB 2018 SELECTION "Succeeds mightily...truly a wonderful story. Jones is a talent to be reckoned with." - Boston Globe Aria is no stranger to tragedy -- as a young girl, she and her older sister and mother survived a car crash that took the lives of their father and beloved baby sister. And although relations with her remaining family are strained, she's done her best to establish a solid, normal life for herself, living in Atlanta and teaching literacy to girls who have fallen on hard times. But now she has a secret that she's not yet ready to share with Dwayne, her devoted boyfriend, or Rochelle, her roommate and best friend: Aria is pregnant. Or so she thinks. The truth is about to make her question her every assumption and reevaluate the life she has worked so hard to build for it sends her reeling in a direction she had no idea she was destined to go. PRAISE FOR TAYARI JONES "Tayari Jones is blessed with vision to see through to the surprising and devastating truths at the heart of ordinary lives, strength to wrest those truths free, and a gift of language to lay it all out, compelling and clear."-Michael Chabon "Tayari Jones has emerged as one of the most important voices of her generation."-Essence "One of America's finest writers." "Tayari Jones is a wonderful storyteller." -Ploughshares

The Resistance to Poetry

Author: James Longenbach

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226492513

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

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Poems inspire our trust, argues James Longenbach in this bracing work, because they don't necessarily ask to be trusted. Theirs is the language of self-questioning—metaphors that turn against themselves, syntax that moves one way because it threatens to move another. Poems resist themselves more strenuously than they are resisted by the cultures receiving them. But the resistance to poetry is quite specifically the wonder of poetry. Considering a wide array of poets, from Virgil and Milton to Dickinson and Glück, Longenbach suggests that poems convey knowledge only inasmuch as they refuse to be vehicles for the efficient transmission of knowledge. In fact, this self-resistance is the source of the reader's pleasure: we read poetry not to escape difficulty but to embrace it. An astute writer and critic of poems, Longenbach makes his case through a sustained engagement with the language of poetry. Each chapter brings a fresh perspective to a crucial aspect of poetry (line, syntax, figurative language, voice, disjunction) and shows that the power of poetry depends less on meaning than on the way in which it means—on the temporal process we negotiate in the act of reading or writing a poem. Readers and writers who embrace that process, Longenbach asserts, inevitably recoil from the exaggeration of the cultural power of poetry in full awareness that to inflate a poem's claim on our attention is to weaken it. A graceful and skilled study, The Resistance to Poetry honors poetry by allowing it to be what it is. This book arrives at a critical moment—at a time when many people are trying to mold and market poetry into something it is not.


Tracing the Untelling of Motherloss

Author: Betsy Warland

Publisher: Sumach Press

ISBN: 9781896764290

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 196

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From the writer whose earlier books have been described as "a radiant prism of colour, memory and longing" and acclaimed as "ripe - ready to move into song" comes Bloodroot, Warland's personal telling of the loss of her mother. In this compelling and beautiful work of creative non-fiction, writer and poet Betsy Warland takes the reader with her as she negotiates her mother's growing incapacity and death. Her narrative traces the story that bound them together in the mother-daughter relationship, and her reflections help her find clarity, understanding and acceptance. Warland weaves a common ground that moves beyond duty and despair, providing both questions and guideposts for readers, particularly those faced with ageing and ill parents and their loss.

Mark Strand

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438115776


Page: N.A

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Provides reviews of four poems by Mark Strand along with criticism and thematic analysis of other works and a short biography of the poet.

Acts of Mind

Conversations with Contemporary Poets

Author: Richard Jackson

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 081730228X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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“The achievement of Jackson's interviews is that his subjects seem to catch fire in the attempt to match the quality of his questioning; one is hard put to name a volume more necessary for shelves of contemporary poetry than this one.” – Choice

Writing of Violence in the Middle East


Author: Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441106308

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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An intense exploration of Middle Eastern writers of violence and their experiments with ideas of cruelty, deception, madness, rage, war, annihilation, and evil.

Eleven More American Women Poets in the 21st Century

Poetics Across North America

Author: Claudia Rankine,Lisa Sewell

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819572365

Category: Poetry

Page: 464

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Eleven More American Women Poets in the 21st Century is an exciting sequel to its predecessors in the American Poets in the 21st Century series. Like the earlier anthologies, this volume includes generous selections of poetry by some of the best poets of our time as well as illuminating poetics statements and incisive essays on their work. This unique organization makes these books invaluable teaching tools. Broadening the lens through which we look at contemporary poetry, this new volume extends its geographical net by including Caribbean and Canadian poets. Representing three generations of women writers, among the insightful pieces included in this volume are essays by Karla Kelsey on Mary Jo Bang’s modes of artifice, Christine Hume on Carla Harryman’s kinds of listening, Dawn Lundy Martin on M. NourbeSe Phillip (for whom “english / is a foreign anguish”), and Sina Queyras on Lisa Robertson’s confoundingly beautiful surfaces. A companion web site will present audio of each poet’s work.

Archaeologies of an Uncertain Future

Recent Generations of Canadian Women Writing

Author: Karen McPherson

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773577335

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 330

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In Archaeologies of an Uncertain Future, McPherson explores the memory work, alternative historiographies, and feminist aesthetics by which women writers revisit the past and reimagine the future. Grounded within critical discourses across many discplines, McPherson's analysis engages contemporary discussions about autobiographical genres, post-modern historiographies, memoirs, and literary genealogies.

The Russian Album

Author: Michael Ignatieff

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 1466889055

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Winner of the Royal Society of Literature Award In The Russian Album, Michael Ignatieff chronicles five generations of his Russian family, beginning in 1815. Drawing on family diaries, on the contemplation of intriguing photographs in an old family album, and on stories passed down from father to son, he comes to terms with the meaning of his family's memories and histories. Focusing on his grandparents, Count Paul Ignatieff and Princess Natasha Mestchersky, he recreates their lives before, during, and after the Russian Revolution.

The New Georgia Encyclopedia Companion to Georgia Literature

Author: Hugh Ruppersburg,John C. Inscoe

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820343006

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 472

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Georgia has played a formative role in the writing of America. Few states have produced a more impressive array of literary figures, among them Conrad Aiken, Erskine Caldwell, James Dickey, Joel Chandler Harris, Carson McCullers, Flannery O'Connor, Jean Toomer, and Alice Walker. This volume contains biographical and critical discussions of Georgia writers from the nineteenth century to the present as well as other information pertinent to Georgia literature. Organized in alphabetical order by author, the entries discuss each author's life and work, contributions to Georgia history and culture, and relevance to wider currents in regional and national literature. Lists of recommended readings supplement most entries. Especially important Georgia books have their own entries: works of social significance such as Lillian Smith's Strange Fruit, international publishing sensations like Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind, and crowning artistic achievements including Jean Toomer's Cane. The literary culture of the state is also covered, with information on the Georgia Review and other journals; the Georgia Center for the Book, which promotes authors and reading; and the Townsend Prize, given in recognition of the year's best fiction. This is an essential volume for readers who want both to celebrate and learn more about Georgia's literary heritage.

Untold Stories in Organizations

Author: Michal Izak,Linda Hitchin,David Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317654463

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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The field of organizational storytelling research is productive, vibrant and diverse. Over three decades we have come to understand how organizations are not only full of stories but also how stories are actively making, sustaining and changing organizations. This edited collection contributes to this body of work by paying specific attention to stories that are neglected, edited out, unintentionally omitted or deliberately left silent. Despite the fact that such stories are not voiced they have a role to play in organizational analysis. The chapters in this volume variously explore how certain realities become excluded or silenced. The stories that remain below the audible range in organizations offer researchers an access to study political practices which marginalise certain organisational realities whilst promoting others. This volume offers a further contribution by paying heed to silence and the processes of silencing. These silences influence the choice of issues on organisational agendas, the choice of audience(s) to which these discourses are addressed and the ways of addressing them. In exploring these relatively understudied terrains, Untold Stories in Organizations comprises an important contribution to the organizational storytelling space, opening paths for new trajectories in storytelling research.

The Television Studies Reader

Author: Robert Clyde Allen,Annette Hill

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415283243

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 629

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A discussion of a truly international range of television programs, this title covers alternative modes of television such as digital and satellite.

Ayumongol's World

Author: Ayumongol Sonakul (M.R.)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Thailand

Page: 600

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Reproductions of a column by a Thai humorist, published in English newspapers during 1981-1985; arranged by date.

Rebel Buddha

On the Road to Freedom

Author: Rinpoche Dzogchen Ponlop

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590308743

Category: Religion

Page: 213

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Buddhist teacher Dzogchen Ponlop offers advice on training one's mind and understanding one's nature in order to overcome fear and unhappiness.

In guten wie in schlechten Tagen

Author: Tayari Jones

Publisher: Arche Literatur Verlag

ISBN: 3037901128

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Die Geschichte von zwei jungen Menschen, die sich finden, heiraten – und erfahren, dass nichts im Leben so stark und zugleich so zerbrechlich ist wie wahre Liebe. Eine junge Frau und ein junger Mann verlieben sich. Celestial steht vor ihrem Durchbruch als Künstlerin; Roy ist ein erfolgreicher Handelsvertreter, auf dem besten Weg, Karriere zu machen. Celestial und Roy beschließen, das Leben gemeinsam zu meistern. Sie heiraten. Ihre Liebe ist wahr und die Zukunft eine große Verheißung. Doch dann trifft sie wie aus dem Nichts ein Urteilsspruch, der Roy für Jahre ins Gefängnis bringt. Die beiden beschließen, sich nicht auseinanderbringen zu lassen und die schwere Zeit zu meistern. Aber sie müssen erkennen, dass das Leben sie mit einem unlösbaren Rätsel auf die Probe stellt: Wie kann Liebe so groß, so wahr – und doch so zerbrechlich sein?