Delicacy

Delicacy Author David Foenkinos
ISBN-10 9781408830055
Release 2011-12-06
Pages 256
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He was passing by, she kissed him without thinking. Now she wonders whether she did the right thing. But Natalie isn't certain of anything anymore. One minute she was a happily married young woman, successful in her career, and convinced the future was full of promise. But when her husband was run over by a car, her whole world was turned upside down. Years later, still bruised with grief but desperate to move on with her life, she impulsively kisses her colleague Markus. For Natalie, the kiss is just a gratuitous act. For the awkward, unassuming Markus, it is the moment at which he falls hopelessly, helplessly in love. But how will he ever convince such a beautiful, intelligent but confused young woman that he is the man who can bring her back to life?



Delicacy

Delicacy Author David Foenkinos
ISBN-10 9780062101617
Release 2012-02-14
Pages 256
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Reminiscent of novels by Nick Hornby, Muriel Barbery, and Jonathan Tropper,internationally acclaimed novelist David Foenkinosdelivers a heartfelt and deftly comedic tale of new love brightening the darkaftermath of loss—and of wounded hearts finding refuge in the strangest ofplaces. After her husband’s unexpected death, Natalie has erected a fortressaround her emotions—and Markus, clumsy and unassuming, will never be her knightin shining armor. Yet slowly but surely, an offbeat romance begins betweenthese two mismatched, complex souls, and contrary to everything Natalie knowsof affection, her perfect suitor may turn out to be love’s most unlikelycandidate—the fool, not the hero, who is finally able to reach her heart.



Delicacy by David Foenkinos Book Analysis

Delicacy by David Foenkinos  Book Analysis Author Bright Summaries,
ISBN-10 9782806288004
Release 2016-11-09
Pages 40
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Unlock the more straightforward side of Delicacy with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Delicacy by David Foenkinos, the moving and beautifully written story of a young woman who battles through her grief and learns that it is possible to move on, and that external appearances are not always the most important thing. The work has received no fewer than ten prestigious literary awards and has been adapted by the author himself into a highly popular film starring Audrey Tatou. Foenkinos is a multi-talented, award-winning writer who skilfully demonstrates his gentle and humorous writing style with this stunning novel. Find out everything you need to know about Delicacy in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: A complete plot summary Character studies Key themes and symbols Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!



Nation and Novel

Nation and Novel Author Patrick Parrinder
ISBN-10 9780199264858
Release 2008
Pages 502
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Patrick Parrinder's new history of the English novel from its beginnings to the present day traces the form's distinctive and often subversive reflection of national identity across the centuries. From the early stories of rogues and criminals to present-day novels of immigration, fiction has played a major part in defining our ideas of England and Englishness. Nation and Novel provides both a comprehensive survey and also a new interpretation of theimportance of the English novel.



Eighteenth Century Sensibility and the Novel

Eighteenth Century Sensibility and the Novel Author Ann Jessie van Sant
ISBN-10 0521604583
Release 2004-05-20
Pages 143
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This study of sensibility in the eighteenth-century English novel discusses literary representations of suffering and responses to it in the social and scientific context of the period. The reader of novels shares with more scientific observers the activity of gazing on suffering, leading Ann Van Sant to explore the coincidence between the rhetoric of pathos and scientific presentation as they were applied to repentant prostitutes and children of the vagrant and criminal poor. The book goes on to explore the novel's location of psychological responses to suffering in physical forms. Van Sant invokes eighteenth-century debates about the relative status of sight and touch in epistemology and psychology, as a context for discussing the 'man of feeling' (notably in Sterne's A Sentimental Journey) - a spectator who registers his sensibility by physical means.



Novel Minds

Novel Minds Author R. Tierney-Hynes
ISBN-10 9781137033291
Release 2012-07-24
Pages 223
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Eighteenth-century philosophy owes much to the early novel. Using the figure of the romance reader this book tells a new story of eighteenth-century reading. The impressionable mind and mutable identity of the romance reader haunt eighteenth-century definitions of the self, and the seductions of fiction insist on making an appearance in philosophy.



War and Turpentine

War and Turpentine Author Stefan Hertmans
ISBN-10 9781473511699
Release 2016-06-30
Pages 336
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Shortly before his death, Stefan Hertmans' grandfather Urbain Martien gave his grandson a set of notebooks containing the detailed memories of his life. He grew up in poverty around 1900, the son of a struggling church painter who died young, and went to work in an iron foundry at only 13. Afternoons spent with his father at work on a church fresco were Urbain’s heaven; the iron foundry an inferno. During the First World War, Urbain was on the front line confronting the invading Germans, and ever after he is haunted by events he can never forget. The war ends and he marries his great love, Maria Emelia, but she dies tragically in the 1919 flu epidemic. Urbain mourns her bitterly for the rest of his life but, like the obedient soldier he is, he marries her sister at her parents' bidding. The rest is not quite silence, but a marriage with a sad secret at its heart, and the consolations found in art and painting. War and Turpentine is the imaginative reconstruction of a damaged life across the tumultuous decades of the twentieth century; a deeply moving portrayal of family, grief, love and war.



Jane Austen and the Didactic Novel

Jane Austen and the Didactic Novel Author Jan Fergus
ISBN-10 9781349061006
Release 1983-06-18
Pages 162
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Jane Austen and the Didactic Novel has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Jane Austen and the Didactic Novel also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Jane Austen and the Didactic Novel book for free.



The English Novel in History 1700 1780

The English Novel in History  1700 1780 Author John J. Richetti
ISBN-10 0415009502
Release 1999
Pages 290
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The English Novel in History 1700-1780 provides students with specific contexts for the early novel in response to a new understanding of eigtheenth-century Britain. It traces the social and moral representations of the period in extended readings of the major novelists, as well as evaluatiing the importance of lesser known ones. John Richetti traces the shifting subject matter of the novel, discussing: * scandalous and amatory fictions * criminal narratives of the early part of the century * the more disciplined, realistic, and didactic strain that appears in the 1740's and 1750's * novels promoting new ideas about the nature of domestic life * novels by women and how they relate to the shift of subject matter This original and useful book revises traditional literary history by considering novels from those years in the context of the transformation of Britain in the eighteenth century.



The English Novel in History 1700 1780

The English Novel in History 1700 1780 Author John Richetti
ISBN-10 9781134656424
Release 2003-09-02
Pages 304
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The English Novel in History 1700-1780 provides students with specific contexts for the early novel in response to a new understanding of eigtheenth-century Britain. It traces the social and moral representations of the period in extended readings of the major novelists, as well as evaluatiing the importance of lesser known ones. John Richetti traces the shifting subject matter of the novel, discussing: * scandalous and amatory fictions * criminal narratives of the early part of the century * the more disciplined, realistic, and didactic strain that appears in the 1740's and 1750's * novels promoting new ideas about the nature of domestic life * novels by women and how they relate to the shift of subject matter This original and useful book revises traditional literary history by considering novels from those years in the context of the transformation of Britain in the eighteenth century.



The Novel and the Obscene

The Novel and the Obscene Author Florence Dore
ISBN-10 0804751870
Release 2005
Pages 167
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The Novel and the Obscene challenges our vision of early twentieth-century America as sexually progressive by identifying a resonant silence at the heart of the modernist American novel—a narrative mode that renders censorship symbolic at the very moment of its legal demise.



Our Modern Delicacy

 Our Modern Delicacy Author Marianne Burton
ISBN-10 OCLC:883436555
Release 2013
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Our Modern Delicacy has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Our Modern Delicacy also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Our Modern Delicacy book for free.



Consider the Oyster

Consider the Oyster Author M. F. K. Fisher
ISBN-10 9781787201262
Release 2016-10-21
Pages 74
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M. F. K. Fisher, whom John Updike has called our “poet of the appetites,” here pays tribute to that most enigmatic of ocean creatures, the oyster. As she tells of oysters found in stews, in soups, roasted, baked, fried, prepared à la Rockefeller or au naturel—and of the pearls sometimes found therein—Fisher describes her mother’s joy at encountering oyster loaf in a girls’ dorm in the 1890s, recalls her own initiation into the “strange cold succulence” of raw oysters as a young woman in Marseille and Dijon, and explores both the bivalve’s famed aphrodisiac properties and its equally notorious gut-wrenching powers. Plumbing the “dreadful but exciting” life of the oyster, Fisher invites readers to share in the comforts and delights that this delicate edible evokes, and enchants us along the way with her characteristically wise and witty prose. “Consider the Oyster marks M. F. K. Fisher’s emergence as a storyteller so confident that she can maneuver a reader through a narrative in which recipes enhance instead of interrupt the reader’s attention to the tales. She approaches a recipe as a published dream or wish, and the stories she tells here...are also stories of the pleasures and disillusionments of dreams fulfilled.”—PATRICIA STORACE, The New York Review of Books “Since Lewis Carroll no one had written charmingly about that indecisively sexed bivalve until Mrs. Fisher came along with her Consider the Oyster. Surely this will stand for some time as the most judicious treatment in English.”—CLIFFTON FADIMAN



The Delicacy and Strength of Lace

The Delicacy and Strength of Lace Author Leslie Marmon Silko
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105040347754
Release 1986
Pages 106
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"The Delicacy and Strength of Lace" "Letters between Leslie Marmon Silko and James Wright" This moving, eighteen-month exchange of correspondence chronicles the friendship-through-the-mail of two extraordinary writers. Leslie Marmon Silko is a poet and novelist. James Wright won the Pulitzer Prize in 1972 for his "Collected Poems." They met only twice. First, briefly, in 1975, at a writers conference in Michigan. Their correspondence began three years later, after Wright wrote to Silko praising her book "Ceremony." The letters begin formally, and then each writer gradually opens to the other, venturing to share his or her life, work and struggles. The second meeting between the two writers came in a hospital room, as James Wright lay dying of cancer. The "New York Times" wrote something of Wright that applies to both writers-- of qualities that this exchange of letters makes evident. "Our age desperately needs his vision of brotherly love, his transcendent sense of nature, the clarity of his courageous voice."



Strange Gourmets

Strange Gourmets Author Joseph Litvak
ISBN-10 0822320169
Release 1997
Pages 181
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Theoretically sophisticated: How often has this term been used to distinguish a work of contemporary criticism and what, exactly, does it mean? In Strange Gourmets, Joseph Litvak does the risky business of providing the theoretical underpinnings of sophistication itself. Showing how the politics of sophistication pervades contemporary culture both in the mainstream and at the academic margins, Litvak reclaims sophistication from its negative connotations and turns the spotlight on those who, even as they demonise sophistication, surreptitiously and extensively use it. Though commonly thought of as a kind of worldliness at its best and an elitist snobbery at its worst, sophistication, Litvak reminds us, remains tied to its earlier, if forgotten, meaning of "perversion" - a perversion whose avatars are the homosexual and the intellectual. Proceeding with his investigations from a specifically gay academic perspective, Litvak presents thoroughly inventive readings of novels by Austen, Thackeray, and Proust, and of theoretical works by Adorno and Barthes, each text epitomising sophistication in one of its more familiar modes. Among the issues he explores are the ways in which these texts teach sophistication, the embarrassment that sophistication causes the sophisticated, and how the class politics of sophistication are inseparable from its sexual politics. Helping gay, queer, feminist, and other provocative critics to make the most of their bad publicity, Litvak mindfully celebrates sophistication's economy of taste and pleasure. His strategy is to reveal culture as a contest of sophistications in which the winners are often those who best disguise their sophistication. In the process, Strange Gourmets links the history of the novel, aesthetic theory, sociology of culture, and the state of contemporary academic writing, while turning literary criticism, cultural studies, and queer theory into contexts for each other.



Everything Means Nothing to Me A Novel of Underground Nashville

Everything Means Nothing to Me  A Novel of Underground Nashville Author David M. Carew
ISBN-10 9781479719679
Release 2012-09-28
Pages 187
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PRAISE FOR “EVERYTHING MEANS NOTHING TO ME,” THE SEARING NOVEL OF UNDERGROUND NASHVILLE “SPELLBINDING . . . I could not put it down until I’d read the entire novel in one sitting.”— Rachel Gladstone, DishMag.com “HAUNTING, BEAUTIFUL, POWERFUL.”— Roy E. Perry, The Tennessean In the tradition of Charles Bukowski and Hermann Hesse, David M. Carew writes dark, searing novels set in the “underground” of a great city: Nashville. Carew’s debut, Voice from the Gutter, was hailed “a minor masterpiece…an existential novel you will not soon forget” by Tennessean book reviewer Roy E. Perry. Now Carew returns with Everything Means Nothing to Me, an impassioned tale of love, loss, betrayal, and redemption. When the sad, lonely, half-mad writer John Werrick meets mysterious singer-songwriter Eva Downing in a Nashville club, it sparks a tragic, haunted love. Obsessed with Eva, Werrick burns to answer the riddles surrounding her: Why does she so passionately yearn to perform—then make sure few know about it? Why does she go through a strange, dark ritual before performing? What is the explosive secret she is hiding? As Werrick struggles to unravel the mystery, he discovers the brutal secret shrouding Eva’s life—as events surge to a shattering climax.



Map of the Invisible World

Map of the Invisible World Author Tash Aw
ISBN-10 9780007337576
Release 2009-07-06
Pages 400
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From the author of the internationally acclaimed, Whitbread Award-winning ‘The Harmony Silk Factory’ comes an enthralling new novel that evokes an exotic yet turbulent and often frightening world.