The World According to Garp

The World According to Garp
Author: John Irving
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2018-10-25
ISBN: 1524744808
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World According to Garp Book Excerpt:

Now available as an ebook for the first time ever in America, the bestselling coming-of-age classic novel by John Irving—the 40th anniversary edition with a new introduction by the author. “He is more than popular. He is a Populist, determined to keep alive the Dickensian tradition that revels in colorful set pieces...and teaches moral lessons.”—The New York Times The opening sentence of John Irving’s breakout novel The World According to Garp signals the start of sexual violence, which becomes increasingly political. “Garp’s mother, Jenny Fields, was arrested in Boston in 1942 for wounding a man in a movie theater.” Jenny is an unmarried nurse; she becomes a single mom and a feminist leader, beloved but polarizing. Her son, Garp, is less beloved, but no less polarizing. From the tragicomic tone of its first sentence to its mordantly funny last line—“we are all terminal cases”—The World According to Garp maintains a breakneck pace. The subject of sexual hatred—of intolerance of sexual minorities and differences—runs the gamut of “lunacy and sorrow.” Winner of the National Book Award, Garp is a comedy with forebodings of doom. In more than thirty languages, in more than forty countries—with more than ten million copies in print—Garp is the precursor of John Irving’s later protest novels.

A Study Guide for John Irving s The World According to Garp

A Study Guide for John Irving s The World According to Garp
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 15
Release: 2015-09-24
ISBN: 1410336743
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for John Irving s The World According to Garp Book Excerpt:

The World According to Garp

The World According to Garp
Author: John Irving
Publsiher: Random House of Canada Limited
Total Pages: 606
Release: 2000
ISBN: 0676973825
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World According to Garp Book Excerpt:

An international bestseller since its publication in 1978, The World According to Garp established John Irving as one of the most imaginative writers of his generation. This is the life of T. S. Garp, the bastard son of Jenny Fields--a feminist leader ahead of her times. This is the life and death of a famous mother and her almost-famous son; theirs is a world of sexual extremes--even of sexual assassinations. It is a novel rich with "lunacy and sorrow"; yet the dark, violent events of the story do not undermine a comedy both ribald and robust. In more than thirty languages, in more than forty countries--with more than ten million copies in print--this novel provides almost cheerful, even hilarious evidence of its famous last line: "In the world according to Garp, we are all terminal cases."

A Broken Heart Still Beats

A Broken Heart Still Beats
Author: Anne McCracken,Mary Semel
Publsiher: Hazelden Publishing
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2000-09-01
ISBN: 9781568385563
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Broken Heart Still Beats Book Excerpt:

A Broken Heart Still Beats Softcover

Gender Studies

Gender Studies
Author: Judith Spector
Publsiher: Popular Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 1986
ISBN: 9780879723521
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender Studies Book Excerpt:

The essays in Gender Studies explore relationships between gender and creativity, identity, and genre within the context of literary analysis. Some of the essays are psychoanalytic in approach in that they seek to discover the sexual dynamic/s involved in the creation of literature as an art form. Still others attempt to isolate and examine the sexual attitudes inherent in the works of particular authors or genres, or to determine how writers explore the sensibilities of each gender.

Take Two

Take Two
Author: Barbara Tepa Lupack
Publsiher: Popular Press
Total Pages: 191
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9780879726423
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Take Two Book Excerpt:

Take Two closely analyzes the adaptations of ten such works: Catch-22, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Slaughterhouse-Five, Being There, The World According to Garp, Sophie's Choice, The Color Purple, Ironweed, Tough Guys Don't Dance, and Billy Bathgate.

John Irving

John Irving
Author: Harold Bloom
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2001
ISBN: 0791059200
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

John Irving Book Excerpt:

Explores the author's literary works through critical essays that explore Irving's popularity, narrative perspective, and post-modernism from a variety of viewpoints.

Part Blood Part Ketchup

Part Blood  Part Ketchup
Author: Karen R. Tolchin
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 127
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780739114377
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Part Blood Part Ketchup Book Excerpt:

Analyzes novels by 20th century authors - Edith Wharton, J D Salinger, Philip Roth, John Irving, and Jamaica Kincaid, looking at the trends that obliterate cultural divides.

The World According to Garp

The World According to Garp
Author: Steve Tesich
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 278
Release: 1980
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Eccentrics and eccentricities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Twentieth Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context 4 volumes

Twentieth Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context  4 volumes
Author: Linda De Roche
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1348
Release: 2021-06-30
ISBN: 1440853592
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twentieth Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context 4 volumes Book Excerpt:

This four-volume reference work surveys American literature from the early 20th century to the present day, featuring a diverse range of American works and authors and an expansive selection of primary source materials. Bringing useful and engaging material into the classroom, this four-volume set covers more than a century of American literary history—from 1900 to the present. Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context profiles authors and their works and provides overviews of literary movements and genres through which readers will understand the historical, cultural, and political contexts that have shaped American writing. Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context provides wide coverage of authors, works, genres, and movements that are emblematic of the diversity of modern America. Not only are major literary movements represented, such as the Beats, but this work also highlights the emergence and development of modern Native American literature, African American literature, and other representative groups that showcase the diversity of American letters. A rich selection of primary documents and background material provides indispensable information for student research. Covers significant authors, as well as those neglected by history, and their works from major historical and cultural periods of the last century, including authors writing today Situates authors' works not only within their own canon but also with the historical and cultural context of the U.S. more broadly Positions primary documents after specific authors or works, allowing readers to read excerpts critically in light of the entries Examines literary movements, forms, and genres that also pay special attention to multi-ethnic and women writers

Beyond Recognition

Beyond Recognition
Author: Craig Owens,Scott Bryson
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 386
Release: 1994-09-12
ISBN: 9780520077409
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Recognition Book Excerpt:

On the arts and postmodernism

Fictive Fathers in the Contemporary American Novel

Fictive Fathers in the Contemporary American Novel
Author: Debra Shostak
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-02-20
ISBN: 1501340069
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fictive Fathers in the Contemporary American Novel Book Excerpt:

Fictive Fathers in the Contemporary American Novel explores the unstable construction of heteronormative white masculinity in the contemporary United States by focusing on relationships between fathers and their children. Debra Shostak reads the novels of 18 North American writers publishing in the late 20th and early 21st centuries as allegories of cultural conflict and change within the nuclear family; the authors considered include Paul Auster, Don DeLillo, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Safran Foer, Jonathan Franzen, John Irving, Jonathan Lethem, Carole Maso, Bobbie Ann Mason, Cormac McCarthy, Claire Messud, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Tim O'Brien, Marilynne Robinson, Philip Roth, Mona Simpson, Jane Smiley, and Anne Tyler. These novelists portray father figures who, often literally or figuratively absent from the family scene, disrupt the familial order and their family members' identities. Shostak's close readings illuminate unexpectedly conservative, even subversive, ideological positions at the heart of these fictions. Fictive Fathers traces the eroding myth of paternal authority that sustained a patriarchal model within real American families and their literary representations.

Claims Department Robin Williams Memorial

Claims Department   Robin Williams Memorial
Author: Christopher J Garcia,JC Arkham,Chuck Serface
Publsiher: Office Supply Publishing
Total Pages: 39
Release: 2014-08-18
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Claims Department Robin Williams Memorial Book Excerpt:

Christopher J Garcia, JC Arkham, Violente Seraph, Chuck Serface, and others look at the impact, work, and legacy of Robin Williams, from his days as a stand-up to his rise in films, to the impact of his death on those that admired him.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature
Author: Jay Parini
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 2280
Release: 2004
ISBN: 0195156536
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature Book Excerpt:

Alphabetically arranged entries include discussions of individual authors, literary movements, institutions, notable texts, literary developments, themes, ethnic literatures, and "topic" essays.

Focus and Secondary Predication

Focus and Secondary Predication
Author: Susanne Winkler
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 491
Release: 1997-01-01
ISBN: 3110815214
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Focus and Secondary Predication Book Excerpt:

The architecture of the human language faculty has been one of the main foci of the linguistic research of the last half century. This branch of linguistics, broadly known as Generative Grammar, is concerned with the formulation of explanatory formal accounts of linguistic phenomena with the ulterior goal of gaining insight into the properties of the 'language organ'. The series comprises high quality monographs and collected volumes that address such issues. The topics in this series range from phonology to semantics, from syntax to information structure, from mathematical linguistics to studies of the lexicon.

The Hero in Transition

The Hero in Transition
Author: Ray Broadus Browne,Marshall William Fishwick
Publsiher: Popular Press
Total Pages: 324
Release: 1983
ISBN: 9780879722388
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hero in Transition Book Excerpt:

An investigation of society’s heroes during any time period will reveal the personnel deemed worthy of being emulated at that particular time by that particular society. There will be many old and time-tested figures, sometimes with new faces and new profiles; there will also be a mix of new faces. Thus the hero—like history itself—is constantly in transition, and both the hero and the transition are fundamental to the study of a culture. These essays turn the pantheon of heroes around before our eyes and reveal the many complicated aspects of hero worship.

The Meaning of Topic and Focus

The Meaning of Topic and Focus
Author: Daniel Büring
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 204
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780415168977
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Meaning of Topic and Focus Book Excerpt:

Based on examples from German and English, this study provides an illuminating and ground-breaking account of the complex interaction of intonational phenomena, semantics and pragmatics.

Nostalgia and Sexual Difference RLE Feminist Theory

Nostalgia and Sexual Difference  RLE Feminist Theory
Author: Janice Doane,DEVON HODGES
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 169
Release: 2013-05-20
ISBN: 1136204016
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nostalgia and Sexual Difference RLE Feminist Theory Book Excerpt:

Dissatisfaction with the present can cause people to gaze nostalgically back to an idealized past; that nostalgia pervades contemporary rhetoric. In lamenting the ‘degeneracy’ of present-day America, social and literary critics as well as contemporary novelists often choose as their scapegoat the women’s movement and its increasing influence. Doane and Hodges show us how these social observers seek to ‘reinstate’ America and American values in ways that, overtly or covertly, do battle with the feminist movement for control of rhetoric, the power of language.

1 000 Books to Read Before You Die

1 000 Books to Read Before You Die
Author: James Mustich
Publsiher: Workman Publishing
Total Pages: 960
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN: 1523505125
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

1 000 Books to Read Before You Die Book Excerpt:

“The ultimate literary bucket list.” —The Washington Post “If there’s a heaven just for readers, this is it.” —O, The Oprah Magazine Celebrate the pleasure of reading and the thrill of discovering new titles in an extraordinary book that’s as compulsively readable, entertaining, surprising, and enlightening as the 1,000-plus titles it recommends. Covering fiction, poetry, science and science fiction, memoir, travel writing, biography, children’s books, history, and more, 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die ranges across cultures and through time to offer an eclectic collection of works that each deserve to come with the recommendation, You have to read this. But it’s not a proscriptive list of the “great works”—rather, it’s a celebration of the glorious mosaic that is our literary heritage. Flip it open to any page and be transfixed by a fresh take on a very favorite book. Or come across a title you always meant to read and never got around to. Or, like browsing in the best kind of bookshop, stumble on a completely unknown author and work, and feel that tingle of discovery. There are classics, of course, and unexpected treasures, too. Lists to help pick and choose, like Offbeat Escapes, or A Long Climb, but What a View. And its alphabetical arrangement by author assures that surprises await on almost every turn of the page, with Cormac McCarthy and The Road next to Robert McCloskey and Make Way for Ducklings, Alice Walker next to Izaac Walton. There are nuts and bolts, too—best editions to read, other books by the author, “if you like this, you’ll like that” recommendations , and an interesting endnote of adaptations where appropriate. Add it all up, and in fact there are more than six thousand titles by nearly four thousand authors mentioned—a life-changing list for a lifetime of reading. “948 pages later, you still want more!” —THE WASHINGTON POST

Forty Books

Forty Books
Author: Peter Michael Cox
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2015-04-30
ISBN: 1503563227
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forty Books Book Excerpt:

It all started out in pre-adolescence in the mid-1960s. Stuck in the house during those lazy hazy summer days I read Illustrated Classics comic books inside the backyard screened porch. While slurping on a Popsicle those wondrous images and suspenseful narratives whisked me away to worlds of adventure (The Three Musketeers), terror (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde), and glory (Camelot). And walking back from the general store to our seaside cottage in Green Harbor, I used to read the latest baseball news from Sports Illustrated. Reading was my way of combating boredom and loneliness."