David Mitchell Three bestselling novels Cloud Atlas Black Swan Green and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

David Mitchell  Three bestselling novels  Cloud Atlas  Black Swan Green  and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
Author: David Mitchell
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 1792
Release: 2014-06-24
ISBN: 0812987004
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

David Mitchell Three bestselling novels Cloud Atlas Black Swan Green and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet Book Excerpt:

In one virtuosic, mind-bending novel after another, David Mitchell continues to strengthen his reputation as “one of the more fascinating and fearless writers alive” (Dave Eggers, The New York Times Book Review) and “the novelist who’s been showing us the future of fiction” (Ron Charles, The Washington Post). Now three of his acclaimed novels—Cloud Atlas, Black Swan Green, and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet—are collected in one extraordinary eBook bundle. Don’t miss The Bone Clocks, David Mitchell’s epic new novel about a fifteen-year-old English runaway who slams the door on her old life only to stumble into a supernatural war of good and evil on the margins of our world. CLOUD ATLAS “Mitchell is, clearly, a genius. He writes as though at the helm of some perpetual dream machine.”—The New York Times Book Review In 1850, an American notary voyaging from the Chatham Isles to his home in California is befriended by a physician who begins to treat him for a rare species of brain parasite. In 1931 Belgium, a disinherited bisexual composer contrives his way into the household of an infirm maestro with a beguiling wife and a nubile daughter. On the West Coast in the 1970s, a troubled reporter stumbles upon a web of corporate greed and murder. The narrative jumps onward to an inglorious present-day England; to a Korean superstate of the near future where neocapitalism has run amok; and, finally, to a postapocalyptic Iron Age Hawaii in the last days of history—then boomerangs back through centuries and space, revealing how these disparate characters connect and how their fates intertwine. BLACK SWAN GREEN “As in the works of Thomas Pynchon and Herman Melville, one feels the roof of the narrative lifted off and oneself in thrall.”—Time Thirteen-year-old Jason Taylor lives in the sleepiest, muddiest village in a dying Cold War England, 1982. But over the course of a single year, Jason discovers a world that is anything but sleepy: a world of Kissingeresque realpolitik enacted in boys’ games on a frozen lake; of “nightcreeping” through the summer backyards of strangers; of the cruel, luscious Dawn Madden and her power-hungry boyfriend; of a certain Madame Eva van Outryve de Crommelynck, an elderly bohemian emigré; of first cigarettes, first kisses, first Duran Duran LPs, and first deaths; of Margaret Thatcher’s recession; of Gypsies camping in the woods and the hysteria they inspire; and, even closer to home, of a slow-motion divorce in four seasons. THE THOUSAND AUTUMNS OF JACOB DE ZOET “Mitchell’s masterpiece; and also, I am convinced, a masterpiece of our time.”—Richard Eder, The Boston Globe The year is 1799, the place Dejima in Nagasaki Harbor, the Japanese Empire’s single port and sole window onto the world, designed to keep the West at bay. To this place of devious merchants, deceitful interpreters, and costly courtesans comes Jacob de Zoet, a devout young clerk who has five years in the East to earn a fortune of sufficient size to win the hand of his wealthy fiancée back in Holland. But Jacob’s original intentions are eclipsed after a chance encounter with Orito Aibagawa, the disfigured midwife to the city’s powerful magistrate. The borders between propriety, profit, and pleasure blur until Jacob finds his vision clouded, one rash promise made and then fatefully broken—the consequences of which will extend beyond Jacob’s worst imaginings.

Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas
Author: Yōzō Itō,Shōji Ōta
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 204
Release: 1967
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Clouds
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas
Author: Donald Platt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 106
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cloud Atlas Book Excerpt:

How can there be a book that maps these continents of clouds that drift apart, reshape their puzzle pieces, and coalesce into new geographies of air within one windblown hour? Donald Platt delights in enticing his readers with unique thoughts and questions such as this in Cloud Atlas. Being his second published book of poetry, the collection comes alive with elegance and refinement. Poems from this collection originally appeared in publications including The New England Review, The Best American Poetry 2000, Paris Review, New Republic, and The Kenyon Review.

Focus On 100 Most Popular American Science Fiction Films

Focus On  100 Most Popular American Science Fiction Films
Author: Wikipedia contributors
Publsiher: e-artnow sro
Total Pages: 1650
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Focus On 100 Most Popular Nonlinear Narrative Films

Focus On  100 Most Popular Nonlinear Narrative Films
Author: Wikipedia contributors
Publsiher: e-artnow sro
Total Pages: 1761
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Encyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Works

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Works
Author: Geoff Hamilton,Brian Jones
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 433
Release: 2010
ISBN: 143812970X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Works Book Excerpt:

Provides a comprehensive overview of the best writers and works of the current English-speaking literary world.

Predicting the Weather

Predicting the Weather
Author: Katharine Anderson
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2010-11-15
ISBN: 0226019705
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Predicting the Weather Book Excerpt:

Victorian Britain, with its maritime economy and strong links between government and scientific enterprises, founded an office to collect meteorological statistics in 1854 in an effort to foster a modern science of the weather. But as the office turned to prediction rather than data collection, the fragile science became a public spectacle, with its forecasts open to daily scrutiny in the newspapers. And meteorology came to assume a pivotal role in debates about the responsibility of scientists and the authority of science. Studying meteorology as a means to examine the historical identity of prediction, Katharine Anderson offers here an engrossing account of forecasting that analyzes scientific practice and ideas about evidence, the organization of science in public life, and the articulation of scientific values in Victorian culture. In Predicting the Weather, Anderson grapples with fundamental questions about the function, intelligibility, and boundaries of scientific work while exposing the public expectations that shaped the practice of science during this period. A cogent analysis of the remarkable history of weather forecasting in Victorian Britain, Predicting the Weather will be essential reading for scholars interested in the public dimensions of science.

A Cloud Atlas

A Cloud Atlas
Author: Alexander McAdie
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 72
Release: 1923
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Clouds
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Focus On 100 Most Popular Films Based on British Novels

Focus On  100 Most Popular Films Based on British Novels
Author: Wikipedia contributors
Publsiher: e-artnow sro
Total Pages: 1349
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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David Mitchell s Post Secular World

David Mitchell s Post Secular World
Author: Rose Harris-Birtill
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-01-10
ISBN: 1350078611
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

David Mitchell s Post Secular World Book Excerpt:

Since the publication of Ghostwritten (1999), David Mitchell has rapidly established himself as one of the most inventive and important British novelists of the 21st century. In this landmark study, Rose Harris-Birtill reveals the extent to which Mitchell has created an interconnected fictional world across the full run of his writing. Covering Mitchell's complete fictions, from bestselling novels such as Cloud Atlas (2004), The Bone Clocks (2014) and number9dream (2001), to his short stories and his libretti for the operas Sunken Garden and Wake, this book examines how Buddhist influences inform the ethical worldview that permeates his writing. Using a comparative theoretical model drawn from the Tibetan mandala to map Mitchell's fictional world, Harris-Birtill positions Mitchell as central to a new generation of post-secular writers who re-examine the vital role of belief in galvanizing action amidst contemporary ecological, political and humanitarian crises. David Mitchell's Post-Secular World features two substantial new interviews with the author, a chronology of his fictions and a selected bibliography of important critical writings on his work.

Time

Time
Author: International Society for the Study of Time. Conference
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9004185755
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Time Book Excerpt:

This thirteenth volume in the interdisciplinary Study of Time series explores the way in which limits and constraints impact upon our understanding of time.

Sensing Art in the Atmosphere

Sensing Art in the Atmosphere
Author: Sasha Engelmann
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN: 1000213935
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sensing Art in the Atmosphere Book Excerpt:

This book engages artistic interventions in the aerial elements to investigate the aesthetics and politics of atmosphere. Sensing Art in the Atmosphere: Elemental Lures and Aerosolar Practices traces the potential of artistic, community-driven experiments to amplify our sensing of atmosphere, marrying attentions to atmospheric affect with visceral awareness of the materials, institutions and processes hovering in the air. Drawing on six years of practice-led research with artistic and activist initiatives Museo Aero Solar and Aerocene, initiated by artist Tomás Saraceno, each chapter develops creative relations to atmosphere from the studio to stratospheric currents. Through narrative-led writing, the voices of artists and collaborators are situated and central. In dialogue with these aerographic stories and sites, the book develops a notion of elemental lures: the sensual and imaginative propositions of aerial, atmospheric and meteorological phenomena. The promise of elemental lures, Engelmann suggests, is to reconcile our sensing of atmosphere with the myriad social, cultural and political forces suspended in it. Through tales of floating journeys, shared envelopes of breath and surreal levitations, the book foregrounds the role of art in crafting alternative modes of perceiving, moving and imagining (in) the air. The book ends with a call for elemental experiments in the geohumanities. It makes an important and original contribution to elemental geographies, the geohumanities and interdisciplinary scholarship on air and atmosphere.

David Mitchell

David Mitchell
Author: Wendy Knepper,Courtney Hopf
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2019-07-25
ISBN: 1474262120
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

David Mitchell Book Excerpt:

David Mitchell is one of the most critically acclaimed authors in contemporary global writing. Novels such as Ghostwritten, Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks demonstrate the author's dazzling literary technique in an oeuvre that crosses genres, genders and borders, moving effortlessly through time and space. David Mitchell: Contemporary Critical Perspectives brings together leading scholars of contemporary fiction to guide readers through the full range of the author's writings, including discussions of all of his novels to-date plus his shorter fictions, essays and libretti. As well as offering extended coverage of Mitchell's most popular work, Cloud Atlas, the authors explore Mitchell's genre-hopping techniques, world-making aesthetics, and engagements with key contemporary issues such as globalization, empire, the environment, disability, trauma and technology. In addition, this book includes an expansive interview with David Mitchell as well as a guide to further reading to help students and readers alike explore the works of this tremendously inventive writer.

Beyond Ethnicity

Beyond Ethnicity
Author: Camilla Fojas,Rudy P. Guevarra,Nitasha Tamar Sharma
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2018-03-31
ISBN: 0824873521
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Ethnicity Book Excerpt:

Written by scholars of various disciplines, the essays in this volume dig beneath the veneer of Hawai‘i’s myth as a melting pot paradise to uncover historical and complicated cross-racial dynamics. Race is not the primary paradigm through which Hawai‘i is understood. Instead, ethnic difference is celebrated as a sign of multicultural globalism that designates Hawai‘i as the crossroads of the Pacific. Racial inequality is disruptive to the tourist image of the islands. It ruptures the image of tolerance, diversity, and happiness upon which tourism, business, and so many other vested transnational interests in the islands are based. The contributors of this interdisciplinary volume reconsider Hawai‘i as a model of ethnic and multiracial harmony through the lens of race in their analysis of historical events, group relations and individual experiences, and humor, among other focal points. Beyond Ethnicity examines the dynamics between race, ethnicity, and indigeneity to challenge the primacy of ethnicity and cultural practices for examining difference in Hawai‘i while recognizing the significant role of settler colonialism. This original and thought-provoking volume reveals what a racial analysis illuminates about the current political configuration of the islands and, in doing so, challenges how we conceptualize race on the continent. Recognizing the ways that Native Hawaiians or Kānaka Maoli are impacted by shifting, violent, and hierarchical colonial structures that include racial inequalities, the editors and contributors explore questions of personhood and citizenship through language, land, labor, and embodiment. By admitting to these tensions and ambivalences, the editors set the pace and tempo of powerfully argued essays that engage with the various ways that Kānaka Maoli and the influx of differentially racialized settlers continue to shift the social, political, and cultural terrains of the Hawaiian Islands over time.

Annals of the Astronomical Observatory of Harvard College

Annals of the Astronomical Observatory of Harvard College
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1896
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Astronomy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Annals of the Astronomical Observatory of Harvard College

Annals of the Astronomical Observatory of Harvard College
Author: Harvard College Observatory
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1892
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Astronomy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Annals of the Astronomical Observatory of Harvard College Book Excerpt:

Includes separate vol.: Contents of Annals of Harvard College Observatory, v. 1-73.

Science Fiction Cinema in the Twenty First Century

Science Fiction Cinema in the Twenty First Century
Author: Pablo Gómez-Muñoz
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 151
Release: 2022-12-27
ISBN: 1000786552
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Fiction Cinema in the Twenty First Century Book Excerpt:

Recent films are increasingly using themes and conventions of science fiction such as dystopian societies, catastrophic environmental disasters, apocalyptic scenarios, aliens, monsters, time travel, teleportation, and supernatural abilities to address cosmopolitan concerns such as human rights, climate change, economic precarity, and mobility. This book identifies and analyses the new transnational turn towards cosmopolitanism in science fiction cinema since the beginning of the twenty-first century. The book considers a wide selection of examples, including case studies of films such as Elysium, In Time, 2012, Andrew Niccol’s The Host, Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same, and Cloud Atlas. It also questions the seeming cosmopolitanism of these narratives and exposes how they sometimes reproduce social hierarchies and exploitative practices. Dealing with diverse, interdisciplinary concerns represented in cinema, this book in the Studies in Global Genre Fiction series will be of interest to readers and scholars working in the fields of science fiction, film and media studies, cosmopolitanism, border theory, popular culture, and cultural studies. It will also appeal to fans of science fiction cinema and literature.

A Temporary Future The Fiction of David Mitchell

A Temporary Future  The Fiction of David Mitchell
Author: Patrick O'Donnell
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-01-29
ISBN: 1441116133
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Temporary Future The Fiction of David Mitchell Book Excerpt:

Having emerged as one the leading contemporary British writers, David Mitchell is rapidly taking his place amongst British novelists with the gravitas of an Ishiguro or a McEwan. Written for a wide constituency of readers of contemporary literature, A Temporary Future: The Fiction of David Mitchell explores Mitchell's main concerns-including those of identity, history, language, imperialism, childhood, the environment, and ethnicity-across the six novels published so far, as well as his protean ability to write in multiple and diverse genres. It places Mitchell in the tradition of Murakami, Sebald, and Rushdie-writers whose works explore narrative in an age of globalization and cosmopolitanism. Patrick O'Donnell traces the through-lines of Mitchell's work from ghostwritten to The Bone Clocks and, with a chapter on each of the six novels, charts the evolution of Mitchell's fictional project.

David Mitchell

David Mitchell
Author: Sarah Dillon
Publsiher: Gylphi Limited
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1780240031
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

David Mitchell Book Excerpt:

The outcome of the first international conference on David Mitchell's writing, this collection of critical essays focuses on his first three novels - 'Ghostwritten', 'number9dream' and 'Cloud Atlas' - to provide an analysis of Mitchell's complex narrative techniques and the literary, political and cultural implications of his work.

Fictions of Infinity

Fictions of Infinity
Author: Martin Riedelsheimer
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-10-12
ISBN: 3110712407
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fictions of Infinity Book Excerpt:

This study traces the connection of infinity and Levinasian ethics in 21st-century fiction. It tackles the paradox of how infinity can be (re-)presented in the finite space between the covers of a book and finds an answer that combines conceptual metaphor theory with concepts from classical narratology and beyond, such as mise en abyme, textual circularity, intertextuality or omniscient narration. It argues that texts with such structures may be conceptualised as infinite via Lakoff and Núñez’s Basic Metaphor of Infinity. The catachrestic transfer of infinity from structure to text means that the texts themselves are understood to be infinite. Taking its cue from the central role of the infinite in Emmanuel Levinas’s ethics, the function of such ‘fictions of infinity’ turns out to be ethical: infinite textuality disrupts reading patterns and calls into question the reader’s spontaneity to interpret. This hypothesis is put to the test in detailed readings of four 21st-century novels, David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas, Jeanette Winterson’s The Stone Gods, Ian McEwan’s Saturday and John Banville’s The Infinities. This book thus combines ethical criticism with structural aesthetics to uncover ethical potential in fiction.