The Red Notebook

The Red Notebook
Author: Antoine Laurain
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2017-11-14
ISBN: 9781910477489
Category: Booksellers and bookselling
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Red Notebook Book Excerpt:

Gift edition of bestselling novel about a Parisian bookseller's quest to find the owner of a handbag with intriguing contents.

Beyond the Red Notebook

Beyond the Red Notebook
Author: Dennis Barone
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-09-16
ISBN: 0812206681
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond the Red Notebook Book Excerpt:

The novels of Paul Auster—finely wrought, self-reflexive, filled with doublings, coincidences, and mysteries—have captured the imagination of readers and the admiration of many critics of contemporary literature. In Beyond the Red Notebook, the first book devoted to the works of Auster, Dennis Barone has assembled an international group of scholars who present twelve essays that provide a rich and insightful examination of Auster's writings. The authors explore connections between Auster's poetry and fiction, the philosophical underpinnings of his writing, its relation to detective fiction, and its unique embodiment of the postmodern sublime. Their essays provide the fullest analysis available of Auster's themes of solitude, chance, and paternity found in works such as The Invention of Solitude, City of Glass, Ghosts, The Locked Room, In the Country of Last Things, Moon Palace, The Music of Chance, and Leviathan. This volume includes contributions from Pascal Bruckner, Marc Chenetier, Norman Finkelstein, Derek Rubin, Madeleine Sorapure, Stephen Bernstein, Tim Woods, Steven Weisenburger, Arthur Saltzman, Eric Wirth, and Motoyuki Shibata. The extensive bibliography, prepared by William Drenttel, will greatly benefit both scholars and general readers.

The Red Notebook

The Red Notebook
Author: Paul Auster
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780811214988
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Red Notebook Book Excerpt:

Contains: The red notebook -- Why write? -- Accident report -- It don't mean a thing.

The Red Notebook

The Red Notebook
Author: Michel Bussi
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2022-08-18
ISBN: 1474613268
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Red Notebook Book Excerpt:

'No other thriller writer can make you break into a sweat and break your heart at the same time' THE TIMES Leyli Maal is a beautiful Malian woman, mother of three, living in a tiny apartment on the outskirts of Marseille. Her quiet life as a well-integrated immigrant is suddenly shaken when her beautiful eldest daughter, Bamby, becomes the main suspect in two murders linked to a lethal illegal immigration racket. Is Bamby really involved? And why is everyone desperate to get their hands on Leyli's mysterious red notebook?

The Red Notebook

The Red Notebook
Author: Antoine Laurain
Publsiher: Gallic Books
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2015-03-02
ISBN: 1908313870
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Red Notebook Book Excerpt:

‘A clever, funny novel . . . a masterpiece of Parisian perfection’ Duchess of Cornwall 'The very quintessence of French romance' The Times Bookseller Laurent Letellier comes across an abandoned handbag on a Parisian street, and feels impelled to return it to its owner. The bag contains no money, phone or contact information. But a small red notebook with handwritten thoughts and jottings reveals a person that Laurent would very much like to meet. Without even a name to go on, and only a few of her possessions to help him, how is he to find one woman in a city of millions?

The Red Notebook True Stories

The Red Notebook  True Stories
Author: Paul Auster
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2002-06-17
ISBN: 0811221156
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Red Notebook True Stories Book Excerpt:

The Red Notebook brings together in one volume all of Paul Auster's short, true-life stories—a remarkable collection of tales that documents the curious, miraculous, and sometimes catastrophic turns of everyday reality. Paul Auster has earned international praise for the imaginative power of his many novels, including The New York Trilogy, Moon Palace, The Music of Chance, Mr. Vertigo, and Timbuktu. He has also published a number of highly original non-fiction works: The Invention of Solitude, Hand to Mouth, and The Art of Hunger. In The Red Notebook, Auster again explores events from the real world large and small, tragic and comic—that reveal the unpredictable, shifting nature of human experience. A burnt onion pie, a wrong number, a young boy struck by lightning, a man falling off a roof, a scrap of paper discovered in a Paris hotel room—all these form the context for a singular kind of ars poetica, a literary manifesto without theory, cast in the irreducible forms of pure story telling.

Adolphe and the Red Notebook

Adolphe and the Red Notebook
Author: Benjamin Constant
Publsiher: Plume
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1986
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Red Notebook of Charles Darwin

The Red Notebook of Charles Darwin
Author: Charles Darwin
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 186
Release: 1980
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Beyond the Red Notebook

Beyond the Red Notebook
Author: Dennis Barone
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 220
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9780812215564
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond the Red Notebook Book Excerpt:

The novels of Paul Auster have captured the imagination of readers and the admiration of many critics of contemporary literature. In Beyond the Red Notebook, the first book devoted to the works of Auster, an international group of scholars provide a rich and insightful examination of Auster's writings.

Paul Auster s Writing Machine

Paul Auster s Writing Machine
Author: Evija Trofimova
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-08-28
ISBN: 1623560810
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paul Auster s Writing Machine Book Excerpt:

Paul Auster is one of the most acclaimed figures in American literature. Known primarily as a novelist, Auster's films and various collaborations are now gaining more recognition. Evija Trofimova offers a radically different approach to the author's wider body of work, unpacking the fascinating web of relationships between his texts and presenting Auster's canon as a rhizomatic facto-fictional network produced by a set of writing tools. Exploring Auster's literal and figurative use of these tools – the typewriter, the cigarette, the doppelgänger figure, the city – Evija Trofimova discovers Auster's “writing machine”, a device that works both as a means to write and as a construct that manifests the emblematic writer-figure. This is a book about assembling texts and textual networks, the writing machines that produce them, and the ways such machines invest them with meaning. Embarking on a scholarly quest that takes her from between the lines of Auster's work to between the streets of his beloved New York and finally to the man himself, Paul Auster's Writing Machine becomes not just a critical investigation but a critical collaboration, raising important questions about the ultimate meaning of Auster's work, and about the relationship between texts, their authors, their readers and their critics.

Narrative Turns and Minor Genres in Postmodernism

Narrative Turns and Minor Genres in Postmodernism
Author: Theo D'haen,Hans Bertens
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 324
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9789051838503
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Anatomy of Murder

Anatomy of Murder
Author: Carl Darryl Malmgren
Publsiher: Popular Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780879728427
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anatomy of Murder Book Excerpt:

Mystery fiction takes place in a centered world, one whose most distinctive characteristic is motivation (of behavior and signs). Built on a faith in foundations, it insists upon the solidity of social life, the validity of social conventions, and the sanctity of signs. Mystery assures us that motives exist for both words and deeds.".

My Husband

My Husband
Author: Dacia Maraini
Publsiher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2004-03-04
ISBN: 0889204322
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Husband Book Excerpt:

In this short story collection, Dacia Moraini explores the vexing, tragic, and often humorous experiences of women living in modern urban Italy. With a style as lean as Samuel Beckett's, and a love of the absurd that rivals Eugene Ionesco, Maraini's stories are both poignant and wickedly funny. The writer's ironic lens zooms in to examine sexual relations, working conditions, women's issues, and family dynamics, illuminating the lives of an entire generation. With classic existential angst, Maraini's characters are often profoundly dissatisfied with their situations, but also ill-equipped to initiate any real change. Originally published as Mio marito in 1968, this is the first English translation of My Husband.

Ethics of Literary Forms in Contemporary American Literature

Ethics of Literary Forms in Contemporary American Literature
Author: Rüdiger Heinze
Publsiher: LIT Verlag Münster
Total Pages: 189
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9783825885366
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethics of Literary Forms in Contemporary American Literature Book Excerpt:

This work links ethics and the formal arrangement of literary texts. It shows that specific formal techniques and devices and the overall form of literary texts always have an ethical dimension and beg certain ethical questions. Covering the three main genres of narrative, drama and poetry, the discussion addresses aspects of syntax, line breaks, mise-en-scene and narrative situation as well as the table of contents, list of characters and chapter structure in six texts by contemporary American authors (Paul Auster, Don DeLillo, Tony Kushner, Suzan-Lori Parks, John Ashbery and Jorie Graham).

The Red Notebook

The Red Notebook
Author: Paul Auster
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780571226412
Category: American essays
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Red Notebook Book Excerpt:

In this acrobatic and virtuosic collection, Paul Auster traces the compulsion to make literature. In a selection of interviews, as well as in the essay 'The Red Notebook' itself, Auster reflects upon his own work, on the need to break down the boundary between living and writing, and on the use of certain genre conventions to penetrate matters of memory and identity. The Red Notebook both illuminates and undermines our accepted notions about literature, and guides us towards a finer understanding of the dangerously high stakes involved in writing. It also includes Paul Auster's impassioned essay 'A Prayer for Salman Rushdie', as well as a set of striking and bittersweet reminiscences collected under the apposite title, 'Why Write?'

The Collected Stories

The Collected Stories
Author: Dylan Thomas
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1986-10-17
ISBN: 0811220451
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Collected Stories Book Excerpt:

This gathering of all Dylan Thomas's stories, ranging chronologically from the dark, almost surrealistic tales of Thomas's youth to such gloriously rumbustious celebrations of life as A Child's Christmas in Wales and Adventures in the Skin Trade, charts the progress of "The Rimbaud of Cwmdonkin Drive" toward his mastery of the comic idiom. Here, too, are stories originally written for radio and television and, in a short appendix, the schoolboy pieces first published in the Swansea Grammar School Magazine. A highpoint of the collection is Thomas's Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog, a vivid collage of memories from his Swansea childhood that combines the lyricism of his poetry with the sparkle and sly humor of Under Milk Wood. Also here is the fiction from Quite Early One Morning, a collection planned by Thomas shortly before his death. Altogether there are more than forty stories, providing a rich and varied literary feast and showing Dylan Thomas in all his intriguing variety-somber fantasist, joyous word-spinner, comedian of smalltown Wales. The book includes an entertaining, informative reflection on Thomas by another Welsh poet and storyteller, Leslie Norris, as well as a brief listing of publication details by Professor Walford Davies, editor of Dylan Thomas: Early Prose Works.

The New York Trilogy

The New York Trilogy
Author: Paul Auster
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2008-09-04
ISBN: 0571246125
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New York Trilogy Book Excerpt:

The New York Trilogy is perhaps the most astonishing work by one of America's most consistently astonishing writers. The Trilogy is three cleverly interconnected novels that exploit the elements of standard detective fiction and achieve a new genre that is all the more gripping for its starkness. It is a riveting work of detective fiction worthy of Raymond Chandler, and at the same time a profound and unsettling existentialist enquiry in the tradition of Kafka or Borges. In each story the search for clues leads to remarkable coincidences in the universe as the simple act of trailing a man ultimately becomes a startling investigation of what it means to be human. The New York Trilogy is the modern novel at its finest: a truly bold and arresting work of fiction with something to transfix and astound every reader. 'Marks a new departure for the American novel.' Observer 'A shatteringly clever piece of work . . . Utterly gripping, written with an acid sharpness that leaves an indelible dent in the back of the mind.' Sunday Telegraph 'The New York Trilogy established him as the only author one could compare to Samuel Beckett.' Guardian

Adolphe and the Red Notebook

Adolphe and the Red Notebook
Author: Benjamin Constant
Publsiher: Wildside Press
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2012-08-01
ISBN: 9781434440198
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adolphe and the Red Notebook Book Excerpt:

Benjamin Constant (1767-1830) was a Swiss-born French nobleman, writer and politician. The only novel published by Constant during his lifetime, Adolphe is the story of a young indecisive man's disastrous love affair with an older woman of uncertain virtue, believed to be based on Constant's affair with Anna Lindsay, who describes the affair in her correspendence. The Red Notebook (translated by Norman Cameron) is fictionalized version of Constant's youth, education and travels to England.

Postmodern American Literature and Its Other

Postmodern American Literature and Its Other
Author: W. Lawrence Hogue
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2009
ISBN: 0252033833
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postmodern American Literature and Its Other Book Excerpt:

Redefining postmodern American literature to include the voices of women and nonwhite writers

The Sublime Today

The Sublime Today
Author: Gillian B. Pierce
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2013-01-04
ISBN: 1443845159
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sublime Today Book Excerpt:

The Sublime Today considers contemporary applications of aesthetic philosophy and earlier theories of the sublime from Longinus, Boileau, Burke, Kant, and Hegel to current literary and cultural contexts. Today, aesthetic experience itself seems to be changing, given the rise of new media and new conditions for the viewing and the reception of works of art. How might the rhetoric of the sublime be used to both describe our current situation and help formulate constructive responses to it? The Sublime Today collects the work of scholars in literature, film, art, and media studies and provides a forum for investigating the contemporary relevance of the sublime, both as it has been understood historically and as it has been formulated by more recent theorists such as Jameson, Lyotard, Kristeva, and others. The volume includes essays on literary readings of the sublime in Coetze, Eggers, Lahiri, and Auster; essays on film and the visual arts in the work of François Ozon and in recent participatory art; and essays on how new technologies and media, as in media representations of 9/11, re-frame our relationship to the aesthetics of the sublime, especially as they intersect with questions of gender, the postcolonial, and the uneasy politics of terror.