A Tale for the Time Being

A Tale for the Time Being
Author: Ruth Ozeki
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 621
Release: 2013-03-12
ISBN: 1101606258
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Tale for the Time Being Book Excerpt:

A brilliant, unforgettable novel from bestselling author Ruth Ozeki, author of The Book of Form and Emptiness Finalist for the Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award “A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be.” In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who’s lived more than a century. A diary is Nao’s only solace—and will touch lives in ways she can scarcely imagine. Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox—possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami. As the mystery of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao’s drama and her unknown fate, and forward into her own future. Full of Ozeki’s signature humor and deeply engaged with the relationship between writer and reader, past and present, fact and fiction, quantum physics, history, and myth, A Tale for the Time Being is a brilliantly inventive, beguiling story of our shared humanity and the search for home.

Novel Subjects

Novel Subjects
Author: Leah A. Milne
Publsiher: University of Iowa Press
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2021-07
ISBN: 1609387627
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Novel Subjects Book Excerpt:

In Novel Subjects, Leah Milne offers a new way to look at multicultural literature by focusing on scenes of writing in contemporary works by authors with marginalized identities. These scenes, she argues, establish authorship as a form of radical self-care--a term we owe to Audre Lorde, who defines self-care as self-preservation and "an act of political warfare."

Feminism as World Literature

Feminism as World Literature
Author: Robin Truth Goodman
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2022-11-03
ISBN: 1501371207
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Feminism as World Literature Book Excerpt:

The conventional lineage of World Literature starts with Goethe and moves through Marx, Said, Moretti, and Damrosch, among others. What if there is another way to trace the lineage, starting with Simone de Beauvoir and moving through Hannah Arendt, Assia Djebar, Octavia Butler, Donna Haraway, Karen Barad, and Gayatri Spivak? What ideas and issues get left out of the current foundations that have institutionalized World Literature, and what can be added, challenged, or changed with this tweaking of the referential terminology? Feminism as World Literature redefines the thematic and theoretical contents of World Literature in feminist terms as well as rethinking feminist terms, analyses, frameworks, and concepts in a World Literature context. Other ideas built into World Literature and its criticism are viewed here by feminist framings, including the environment, technology, immigration, translation, work, race, governance, image, sound, religion, affect, violence, media, future, and history. The authors recognize genres, strategies, and themes of World Literature that demonstrate feminism as integral to the world-making gestures of literary form and production. In other words, this volume looks to readings and modes of reading that expose how the historical worldliness of texts allows for feminist interventions that might not sit clearly or comfortably on the surfaces.

A Tale for the Time Being

A Tale for the Time Being
Author: Ruth L. Ozeki
Publsiher: Viking Press
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2013
ISBN: 9780670026630
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Tale for the Time Being Book Excerpt:

A novelist on a remote island in the Pacific is linked to a bullied and depressed Tokyo teenager after discovering a Hello Kitty lunchbox that washed ashore in this new novel from the award-wining, best-selling author of My Year of Meats.

The Drunkard s Son a Tale for the Times

The Drunkard s Son  a Tale for the Times
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 66
Release: 1858
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Chums a Tale for the Youngsters

Chums  a Tale for the Youngsters
Author: Harleigh Severne
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 378
Release: 1878
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Through the Night a Tale of the Times To which is Added Onward Or A Summer Sketch

Through the Night  a Tale of the Times  To which is Added  Onward  Or  A Summer Sketch
Author: Walter Sweetman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 368
Release: 1869
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Tale for a Chimney Corner and Other Essays

A Tale for a Chimney Corner  and Other Essays
Author: Leigh Hunt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 346
Release: 1875
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A tale of two cities

A tale of two cities
Author: Charles Dickens
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 994
Release: 1874
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Works of Charles Dickens A tale of two cities 1875

The Works of Charles Dickens  A tale of two cities  1875
Author: Charles Dickens
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1872
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Face

The Face
Author: Ruth Ozeki
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2016-03
ISBN: 1632060523
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Face Book Excerpt:

A revelatory short memoir from the author and Zen Buddhist priest Ruth Ozeki about how her face has shaped and been shaped by her life

The Story of a Monument A Tale of Clerical Intolerance With Illustrations Referring to the Action of the Rev C Randolph with Regard to a Proposed Monument to the Rev H R Moody in the Chancel of Chartham Church

The Story of a Monument  A Tale of Clerical Intolerance     With Illustrations   Referring to the Action of the Rev  C  Randolph with Regard to a Proposed Monument to the Rev  H  R  Moody in the Chancel of Chartham Church
Author: Francis Wollaston MOODY
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 71
Release: 1874
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of a Monument A Tale of Clerical Intolerance With Illustrations Referring to the Action of the Rev C Randolph with Regard to a Proposed Monument to the Rev H R Moody in the Chancel of Chartham Church Book Excerpt:

Laurentia a Tale of Japan

Laurentia  a Tale of Japan
Author: Fullerton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1883
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Book of Form and Emptiness

The Book of Form and Emptiness
Author: Ruth Ozeki
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2022-03-24
ISBN: 9781838855277
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Form and Emptiness Book Excerpt:

After the tragic death of his father, fourteen-year-old Benny Oh begins to hear voices. The voices belong to the things in his house and sound variously pleasant, angry or sad. Then his mother develops a hoarding problem, and the voices grow more clamorous. When ignoring them doesn't work, Benny seeks refuge in the silence of a large public library. There he meets a mesmerising street artist with a smug pet ferret; a homeless philosopher-poet who encourages him to find his own voice amongst the many; and his very own Book, who narrates Benny's life and teaches him to listen to the things that truly matter.Blending unforgettable characters with everything from jazz to climate change to our attachment to material possessions, this is classic Ruth Ozeki - bold, humane and heartbreaking.

Khaled a Tale of Arabia

Khaled  a Tale of Arabia
Author: Francis Marion Crawford
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 274
Release: 1891
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Arabian Peninsula
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Khaled a Tale of Arabia Book Excerpt:

This is the story of of a genie who is made mortal as a punishment.

All Over Creation

All Over Creation
Author: Ruth Ozeki
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 497
Release: 2013-03-07
ISBN: 1782111174
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All Over Creation Book Excerpt:

Twenty-five years after running away from her family’s farm in Idaho, Yumi Fuller returns home to care for her ailing parents and to confront her best friend and her conflicted past. She finds a world changed beyond recognition; and with the arrival of a group of young anti-GM activists, she finds herself caught up in a new revolution. All Over Creation is an exploration of the dichotomies of love and responsibility and a celebration of the capacity for renewal that resides within us all.

Marmion a Tale of Flodden Field

Marmion  a Tale of Flodden Field
Author: Walter Scott
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 328
Release: 1891
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Tale of Sin

A Tale of Sin
Author: Mrs. Henry Wood
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 94
Release: 1871
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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My Year of Meats

My Year of Meats
Author: Ruth Ozeki
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 1999-03-01
ISBN: 0140280464
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Year of Meats Book Excerpt:

A cross-cultural tale of two women brought together by the intersections of television and industrial agriculture, fertility and motherhood, life and love—the breakout hit by the celebrated author of A Tale for the Time Being and The Book of Form and Emptiness Ruth Ozeki’s mesmerizing debut novel has captivated readers and reviewers worldwide. When documentarian Jane Takagi-Little finally lands a job producing a Japanese television show that just happens to be sponsored by an American meat-exporting business, she uncovers some unsavory truths about love, fertility, and a dangerous hormone called DES. Soon she will also cross paths with Akiko Ueno, a beleaguered Japanese housewife struggling to escape her overbearing husband. Hailed by USA Today as “rare and provocative” and awarded the Kirayama Prize for Literature of the Pacific Rim, My Year of Meats is a modern-day take on Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle for fans of Michael Pollan, Margaret Atwood, and Barbara Kingsolver.

The Book of Form and Emptiness

The Book of Form and Emptiness
Author: Ruth Ozeki
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2022-06-14
ISBN: 0399563660
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Form and Emptiness Book Excerpt:

Winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction “No one writes like Ruth Ozeki—a triumph.” —Matt Haig, New York Times bestselling author of The Midnight Library “Inventive, vivid, and propelled by a sense of wonder.” —TIME “If you’ve lost your way with fiction over the last year or two, let The Book of Form and Emptiness light your way home.” —David Mitchell, Booker Prize-finalist author of Cloud Atlas A boy who hears the voices of objects all around him; a mother drowning in her possessions; and a Book that might hold the secret to saving them both—the brilliantly inventive new novel from the Booker Prize-finalist Ruth Ozeki One year after the death of his beloved musician father, thirteen-year-old Benny Oh begins to hear voices. The voices belong to the things in his house—a sneaker, a broken Christmas ornament, a piece of wilted lettuce. Although Benny doesn't understand what these things are saying, he can sense their emotional tone; some are pleasant, a gentle hum or coo, but others are snide, angry and full of pain. When his mother, Annabelle, develops a hoarding problem, the voices grow more clamorous. At first, Benny tries to ignore them, but soon the voices follow him outside the house, onto the street and at school, driving him at last to seek refuge in the silence of a large public library, where objects are well-behaved and know to speak in whispers. There, Benny discovers a strange new world. He falls in love with a mesmerizing street artist with a smug pet ferret, who uses the library as her performance space. He meets a homeless philosopher-poet, who encourages him to ask important questions and find his own voice amongst the many. And he meets his very own Book—a talking thing—who narrates Benny’s life and teaches him to listen to the things that truly matter. With its blend of sympathetic characters, riveting plot, and vibrant engagement with everything from jazz, to climate change, to our attachment to material possessions, The Book of Form and Emptiness is classic Ruth Ozeki—bold, wise, poignant, playful, humane and heartbreaking.