A Manual for Cleaning Women

A Manual for Cleaning Women
Author: Lucia Berlin
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-10-08
ISBN: 1447294904
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Manual for Cleaning Women Book Excerpt:

The New York Times bestseller. 'This selection of 43 stories should by all rights see Lucia Berlin as lauded as Jean Rhys or Raymond Carver' - Independent Introduced by Lydia Davis, Lucia Berlin's stories in A Manual for Cleaning Women make for one of the most remarkable unsung collections in twentieth-century American fiction. With extraordinary honesty and magnetism, Lucia Berlin invites us into her rich, itinerant life: the drink and the mess and the pain and the beauty and the moments of surprise and of grace. Her voice is uniquely witty, anarchic and compassionate. 'With Lucia Berlin we are very far away from the parlours of Boston and New York and quite far away, too, from the fiction of manners, unless we are speaking of very bad manners . . . The writer Lucia Berlin most puts me in mind of is the late Richard Yates.' - LRB, 1999

A Manual for Cleaning Women

A Manual for Cleaning Women
Author: Lucia Berlin
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2015-08-18
ISBN: 0374712867
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"I have always had faith that the best writers will rise to the top, like cream, sooner or later, and will become exactly as well-known as they should be-their work talked about, quoted, taught, performed, filmed, set to music, anthologized. Perhaps, with the present collection, Lucia Berlin will begin to gain the attention she deserves." -Lydia Davis A MANUAL FOR CLEANING WOMEN compiles the best work of the legendary short-story writer Lucia Berlin. With the grit of Raymond Carver, the humor of Grace Paley, and a blend of wit and melancholy all her own, Berlin crafts miracles from the everyday, uncovering moments of grace in the Laundromats and halfway houses of the American Southwest, in the homes of the Bay Area upper class, among switchboard operators and struggling mothers, hitchhikers and bad Christians. Readers will revel in this remarkable collection from a master of the form and wonder how they'd ever overlooked her in the first place.

Evening in Paradise

Evening in Paradise
Author: Lucia Berlin
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-11-01
ISBN: 1509882324
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evening in Paradise Book Excerpt:

The chance to join 'the Revival of the Great Lucia Berlin' (New York Times) From the author of A Manual for Cleaning Women. Ranging from Texas, to Chile, to New Mexico and New York, in Evening in Paradise Berlin writes about the good, the bad and everything in between: struggling young mothers, husbands who pack their bags and leave in the middle of the night, wives looking back at their first marriage from the distance of their second . . . The publication of A Manual for Cleaning Women, Lucia Berlin’s dazzling collection of short stories, marked the rediscovery of a writer whose talent had gone unremarked by many. The incredible reaction to Lucia’s writing – her ability to capture the beauty and ugliness that coexist in everyday lives, the extraordinary honesty and magnetism with which she draws on her own history to breathe life into her characters – included calls for her contribution to American literature to be as celebrated as that of Raymond Carver. Evening in Paradise is a careful selection from Lucia Berlin’s remaining stories – a jewel-box follow-up for her hungry fans.

Welcome Home

Welcome Home
Author: Lucia Berlin
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-11-01
ISBN: 1509882375
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Welcome Home Book Excerpt:

'Evocative . . . poignant . . . acute and funny' Observer 'The Revival of the Great Lucia Berlin Continues Apace' New York Times Best known for her short fiction, it was upon publication of A Manual for Cleaning Women in 2015 that Lucia Berlin’s status as a great American writer was widely celebrated. To populate her stories – the places, relationships, the sentiments – Berlin often drew on her own rich, itinerant life. Before Berlin died, she was working on a book of previously unpublished autobiographical sketches called Welcome Home. The work consisted of more than twenty chapters that started in 1936 in Alaska and ended (prematurely) in 1966 in southern Mexico. In our publication of Welcome Home, her son Jeff Berlin is filling in the gaps with photos and letters from her eventful, romantic, and tragic life. From Alaska to Argentina, Kentucky to Mexico, New York City to Chile, Berlin’s world was wide. And the writing here is, as we’ve come to expect, dazzling. She describes the places she lived and the people she knew with all the style and wit and heart and humour that readers fell in love with in her stories.

The Multiverse of Office Fiction

The Multiverse of Office Fiction
Author: Masaomi Kobayashi
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2022-12-17
ISBN: 3031126882
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Multiverse of Office Fiction liberates Herman Melville’s 1853 classic, “Bartleby, the Scrivener,” from a microcosm of Melville studies, namely the so-called Bartleby Industry. This book aims to illuminate office fiction—fiction featuring office workers such as clerks, civil servants, and company employees—as an underexplored genre of fiction, by addressing relevant issues such as evolution of office work, integration of work and life, exploitation of women office workers, and representation of the Post Office. In achieving this goal, Bartleby plays an essential role not as one of the most eccentric characters in literary fiction, but rather as one of the most generic characters in office fiction. Overall, this book demonstrates that Bartleby is a generative figure, by incorporating a wide diversity of his cousins as Bartlebys. It offers fresh contexts in which to place these characters so that it can ultimately contribute to an ever-evolving poetics of the office.

The New York Times Book Review

The New York Times Book Review
Author: The New York Times
Publsiher: Clarkson Potter
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-11-02
ISBN: 0593234626
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New York Times Book Review Book Excerpt:

A “delightful” (Vanity Fair) collection from the longest-running, most influential book review in America, featuring its best, funniest, strangest, and most memorable coverage over the past 125 years. Since its first issue on October 10, 1896, The New York Times Book Review has brought the world of ideas to the reading public. It is the publication where authors have been made, and where readers first encountered the classics that have enriched their lives. Now the editors have curated the Book Review’s dynamic 125-year history, which is essentially the story of modern American letters. Brimming with remarkable reportage and photography, this beautiful book collects interesting reviews, never-before-heard anecdotes about famous writers, and spicy letter exchanges. Here are the first takes on novels we now consider masterpieces, including a long-forgotten pan of Anne of Green Gables and a rave of Mrs. Dalloway, along with reviews and essays by Langston Hughes, Eudora Welty, James Baldwin, Nora Ephron, and more. With scores of stunning vintage photographs, many of them sourced from the Times’s own archive, readers will discover how literary tastes have shifted through the years—and how the Book Review’s coverage has shaped so much of what we read today.

Family Friends and Foes

Family  Friends and Foes
Author: Debra D. Andrist
Publsiher: Liverpool University Press
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2018-11-01
ISBN: 1782846034
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Family Friends and Foes Book Excerpt:

Jigsaw puzzles' notorious complexity and mega-multiple, amorphously-shaped pieces provide an appropriate metaphor for the navigating and maneuvering necessary throughout all aspects of human dynamics. Involvement comprises not only efforts by an individual personally trying to fit together a life of relationships with Family, Friends & Foes within complex categories and different levels, but the efforts by groups of individuals within those categories, progressively, by those groups within a larger society and/or societies, and then, across so many so-called boundaries: geographic, ethnic, linguistic, artistic and more. Such is the starting point for this particular collection of essays, which focuses on the human dynamics in cultures characterized, mostly linguistically, as Hispanic worlds, and those cultures both in real life and in terms of cultural productions such as movies, visual art and literature. Unlike jigsaw puzzles with their convenient guiding box-cover representation of the finished "product" once the pieces are correctly assembled, human dynamics' "pieces" are more like amoebas, ever changing size and shape, multiplying and dividing, sometimes fitting in with other pieces, sometimes not, sometimes overlappingin short, frequently unpredictable and always challenging for the would-be "assembler(s)." Thus, the title of this book could easily morph ad infinitum with the three elements of Family, Friends, Foes reflecting an enormous and unwieldy range of relationship, emotion and viewpoint. Mixed messages abound. And as can be seen from the individual chapter titles and content so-called successful relationships may be fleeting or unattainableor may match the imagined, hoped-for "picture" of a working relationship dynamic.

Love Loosha

Love  Loosha
Author: Lucia Berlin,Elmslie Kenward
Publsiher: University of New Mexico Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2022-11-01
ISBN: 0826364179
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love Loosha Book Excerpt:

At the time of her death in 2004, Lucia Berlin was known as a brilliant writer of short stories, beloved by other writers but never achieving wide readership or acclaim. That changed in 2015 with the publication of A Manual for Cleaning Women, a collection of some of her best work. Almost overnight, Lucia Berlin became an international bestseller. Love, Loosha is the extraordinary collection of letters between Lucia Berlin and her dear friend, the poet and Broadway lyricist Kenward Elmslie. Written between 1994 and 2004, their correspondence reveals the lives, work, and literary obsessions of two great American writers. Berlin and Elmslie discuss publishing and social trends, political correctness, and offending others and being offended. They gossip. They dish. They entertain. Love, Loosha is an intimate conversation between two friends—one in which we are invited to participate, and one that will give fans of Lucia Berlin and Kenward Elmslie much pleasure and fresh insight into their lives and work.

A Manual of practical hygiene

A Manual of practical hygiene
Author: Edmund Alexander Parkes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 769
Release: 1891
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Manual for the practice of surgery

A Manual for the practice of surgery
Author: Thomas Bryant
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 974
Release: 1879
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Manual of the Geology of India

A Manual of the Geology of India
Author: Geological Survey of India
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1881
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Geology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Manual for Maids in Schools and Colleges

A Manual for Maids in Schools and Colleges
Author: Frances A. Schoonmaker
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 144
Release: 1950
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: School hygiene
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Manual of Dates

The Manual of Dates
Author: George Henry Townsend
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1082
Release: 1877
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Chronology, Historical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The American Girl at College

The American Girl at College
Author: Lida Rose McCabe
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 220
Release: 1893
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education, Higher
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Copeland Method A Complete Manual for Cleaning Repairing Altering and Pressing All Kinds of Garments for Men and Women at Home Or for Business

The Copeland Method  A Complete Manual for Cleaning  Repairing  Altering and Pressing All Kinds of Garments for Men and Women  at Home Or for Business
Author: Vanness Copeland
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2021-02-23
ISBN: 9789356010338
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Talking Book Topics

Talking Book Topics
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2016
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Talking books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Successful Housekeeper

The Successful Housekeeper
Author: Milton W. Ellsworth
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 608
Release: 1883
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Child rearing
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Poetry by American Women 1975 1989

Poetry by American Women  1975 1989
Author: Joan Reardon
Publsiher: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1990
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poetry by American Women 1975 1989 Book Excerpt:

Poetry by American women has been neglected by critics as well as publishers. Thus, this bibliography is a significant contribution to American literary history. Highly recommended.

A Manual on Lotteries

A Manual on Lotteries
Author: Michael Landau
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1968
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Lotteries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Girl Reserve Movement a Manual for Advisers

The Girl Reserve Movement  a Manual for Advisers
Author: Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A.
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 793
Release: 1923
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Girls
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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