What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
Author : Raymond Carver
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 144
Release : 2016-01-28
ISBN 10 : 9781448103584
ISBN 13 : 1448103584
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love Book Description:

This powerful collection of stories, set in the mid-West among the lonely men and women who drink, fish and play cards to ease the passing of time, was the first by Raymond Carver to be published in the UK. With its spare, colloquial narration and razor-sharp sense of how people really communicate, the collection was to become one of the most influential literary works of the 1980s.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Cities And Love

What We Talk About When We Talk About Cities  And Love
Author : Andy Merrifield
Publisher : OR Books
Total Pages : 306
Release : 2018-11-01
ISBN 10 : 9781682191446
ISBN 13 : 1682191443
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What We Talk About When We Talk About Cities And Love Book Description:

In often dreamlike peregrinations around his home towns of Liverpool, London and New York Andy Merrifield reflects on what cities mean to us and how they shape the way we think. As he wanders, Merrifield’s reveries circle questions: Can we talk about cities in the absolute, discovering their essence beneath the particulars? Is it possible truly to love or hate a city, to experience it carnally or viscerally? Might we find true love in the city? Merrifield does find love in the city: with his future wife, whom he takes on a date to see his hero Spalding Gray’s “It’s a Slippery Slope” at London’s South Bank and soon after moves in with, to a tiny place in Bloomsbury where they celebrate the brilliance of new romance by painting the walls turquoise and gold. And for the fellow urbanist Marshall Berman, another working class boy who went up to Oxford. Berman takes Merrifield under his wing and shows him the thrills available in Dostoevsky and Marx over cups of coffee in ordinary cafes on New York City’s Upper West Side. The mood music to these love affairs is provided by a rich repertoire of intellects, from Jane Jacobs to Mike Davis, from Louis Malle to Walter Benjamin. John Lennon, a pupil, like Merrifield, at Quarry Bank school in Liverpool, enters the story; so too the novelist and critic John Berger. And providing tonality throughout is the stripped down, razor honed talk about love in the stories of Raymond Carver. Andy Merrifield is the author of ten books including works on urbanism and social theory such as The New Urban Question and Magical Marxism, biographies of Henri Lefebvre, Guy Debord and John Berger, a popular travelogue, The Wisdom of Donkeys, and a manifesto for liberated living, The Amateur. His journalism has appeared in the Nation, Harper’s, Adbusters, New Left Review, Dissent, the Brooklyn Rail, and Radical Philosophy.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape

What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape
Author : Sohaila Abdulali
Publisher : Myriad Editions
Total Pages : 146
Release : 2018-10-25
ISBN 10 : 9781912408078
ISBN 13 : 1912408074
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape Book Description:

Thoughtful, provocative and intelligent, this game-changing book looks at sexual assault and the global discourse on rape from the viewpoint of a survivor, writer, counsellor and activist. Sohaila Abdulali was the first Indian rape survivor to speak out about her experience. Gang-raped as a teenager in Mumbai and indignant at the deafening silence on the issue in India, she wrote an article for a women’s magazine questioning how we perceive rape and rape victims. Thirty years later she saw the story go viral in the wake of the fatal 2012 Delhi rape and the global outcry that followed. Drawing on three decades of grappling with the issue personally and professionally, and on her work with hundreds of other survivors, she explores what we think about rape and what we say. She also explores what we don’t say, and asks pertinent questions about who gets raped and who rapes, about consent and desire, about redemption and revenge, and about how we raise our sons. Most importantly, she asks: does rape always have to be a life-defining event, or is it possible to recover joy?

What We Talk about When We Talk about Creative Writing

What We Talk about When We Talk about Creative Writing
Author : Dr. Anna Leahy
Publisher : Multilingual Matters
Total Pages : 267
Release : 2016-07-27
ISBN 10 : 9781783096039
ISBN 13 : 1783096039
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What We Talk about When We Talk about Creative Writing Book Description:

Marking the tenth anniversary of the New Writing Viewpoints series, this new book takes the concept of an edited collection to its extreme, pushing the possibilities of scholarship and collaboration. All authors in this book, including those who contributed to Power and Identity in the Creative Writing Classroom, which launched the series ten years ago, are proof that creative writing matters, that it can be rewarding over the long haul and that there exist many ways to do what we do as writers and as teachers. This book captures a wide swathe of ideas on pedagogy, on programs, on the profession and on careers.

What We Talk about When We Talk about Hebrew and What It Means to Americans

What We Talk about When We Talk about Hebrew  and What It Means to Americans
Author : Naomi B. Sokoloff
Publisher : University of Washington Press
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2018-07-28
ISBN 10 : 9780295743776
ISBN 13 : 0295743778
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What We Talk about When We Talk about Hebrew and What It Means to Americans Book Description:

Why Hebrew, here and now? What is its value for contemporary Americans? In What We Talk about When We Talk about Hebrew (and What It Means to Americans) scholars, writers, and translators tackle a series of urgent questions that arise from the changing status of Hebrew in the United States. To what extent is that status affected by evolving Jewish identities and shifting attitudes toward Israel and Zionism? Will Hebrew programs survive the current crisis in the humanities on university campuses? How can the vibrancy of Hebrew literature be conveyed to a larger audience? The volume features a diverse group of distinguished contributors, including�Sarah Bunin Benor, Dara Horn, Adriana Jacobs, Alan Mintz, Hannah Pressman, Adam Rovner, Ilan Stavans, Michael Weingrad, Robert Whitehill-Bashan, and Wendy Zierler. With lively personal insights, their essays give fellow Americans a glimpse into the richness of an exceptional language. Celebrating the vitality of modern Hebrew, this book addresses the challenges and joys of being a Hebraist in America in the twenty-first century. Together these essays explore ways to rekindle an interest in Hebrew studies, focusing not just on what Hebrew means�as a global phenomenon and long-lived tradition�but on what it can mean to Americans.

Companion to Literature

Companion to Literature
Author : Abby H. P. Werlock
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Total Pages : 842
Release : 2009-01-01
ISBN 10 : 9781438127439
ISBN 13 : 143812743X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Companion to Literature Book Description:

This encyclopedia features an informative introduction that surveys the history of the short story in the United States, interprets the current literary landscape, and points to new and future trends. --from publisher description.

What We Talk about when We Talk about Faith

What We Talk about when We Talk about Faith
Author : Peter Stanford
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2018-03-22
ISBN 10 : 9781473678286
ISBN 13 : 1473678285
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What We Talk about when We Talk about Faith Book Description:

Interviews with people of faith including: Sara Maitland | Sister Wendy Beckett | Delia Smith | The Revd Richard Coles | Dermot O'Leary | Cherie Blair | Archbishop Desmond Tutu | Bronwen Astor | Amos Oz | Nick Cave Peter Stanford has been interviewing people of faith during his thirty-five years as a journalist at national papers including the Daily Telegraph, the Independent and The Guardian, as well as for the church press. What fascinates him in such conversations is how creating a space to talk unguardedly about faith unlocks so much more: what shaped and continues to shape the public and private lives of high-profile names; how those values connect with the work they are best known for; and why they believe the search for faith makes them who they are. This collection of the best of his interviews - some with household names, others with those not so immediately familiar, but all people of achievement with a resonant story to tell - aims to lift the lid on a topic that has become increasingly marginalised in the public square of our increasingly secular and sceptical society, where to 'do God' can feel like breaking a taboo. Put together, the 44 subjects collectively demonstrate that, rather than being all about doctrine and dogma, there are as many ways of exploring faith as there are individuals currently doing it. These intriguing interviews with activists, writers and artists, politicians, rebels and those who have taken vows will appeal to committed believers, those on the fringes of faith, and those who look in from the outside with curiosity.

Technique and Sensibility in the Fiction and Poetry of Raymond Carver

Technique and Sensibility in the Fiction and Poetry of Raymond Carver
Author : Arthur F. Bethea
Publisher : Psychology Press
Total Pages : 326
Release : 2001
ISBN 10 : 0815340400
ISBN 13 : 9780815340409
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technique and Sensibility in the Fiction and Poetry of Raymond Carver Book Description:

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Dialectic of Self and Story

The Dialectic of Self and Story
Author : Robert Durante
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Total Pages : 116
Release : 2001
ISBN 10 : 0815337590
ISBN 13 : 9780815337591
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dialectic of Self and Story Book Description:

Informed by selected postmodern theories and cultural criticism, this study argues that while American fiction of the 1980s and 1990s bears the outward signs of a return to realism, it also evidences recurring themes of postmodernism, such as alienation, social disintegration, personal despair, historical dislocation, and authorial self-reflexiveness.