Beginners

Beginners
Author : Raymond Carver
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2016-06-02
ISBN 10 : 9781409090373
ISBN 13 : 140909037X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beginners Book Description:

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love is Carver's most famous collection of short stories and remians one of the most influential pieces of modern literature to date. But the original, unedited manuscript, Beginners – published here for the first time, was almost fifty per cent longer than the published collection. This restored version of Carver's stories reveals what was previously unsaid, filling in the narrative silences that have both inspired and mystified readers for so long. Beginners is a fascinating insight into the aesthetic of a literary great and, in the questions it raises, may just spark off one of the great cultural debates of our times.

What We Talk about when We Talk about Love

What We Talk about when We Talk about Love
Author : Raymond Carver
Publisher :
Total Pages : 134
Release : 1998
ISBN 10 : 1860465013
ISBN 13 : 9781860465017
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

《当我们谈论爱情时我们在谈论什么》 In his second collection of stories, as in his first, Carver's characters are peripheral people--people without education, insight or prospects, people too unimaginative to even give up. Carver celebrates these men and women. 《当我们谈论爱情时我们在谈论什么》是雷蒙德-卡佛优秀的短篇小说集,由17篇短篇小说组成。讲述了如餐馆女招待、锯木厂工人、修车工、推销员和汽车旅馆管理员等社会底层的体力劳动者的生活。这些普通人有着普通人的愿望,做着再普通不过的事情,但他们发现自己在为生存而挣扎,无法达到在常人看来并不远大的人生目标。他们的生活中充满了窘困和不如意,婚姻破裂,失业,酗酒,破产。卡佛用"极简"的遣词、冷静疏离的叙事,表现了现代社会中人的边缘性以及现代人脆弱的自我意识。本书的出版,为美国短篇小说写作注入了新的生命,并为卡佛赢得了"美国的契诃夫"的称号,使他成为美国继海明威之后受到模仿最多的作家。

What We Talk about when We Talk about Love

What We Talk about when We Talk about Love
Author : Camilla Kronqvist
Publisher :
Total Pages : 442
Release : 2008
ISBN 10 : 9521221267
ISBN 13 : 9789521221262
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

Abstract in Swedish = Svenskt sammandrag: Vad vi talar om då vi talar om kärlek.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love Beginners

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love   Beginners
Author : Raymond Carver
Publisher : Vintage
Total Pages : 40
Release : 2015-05-14
ISBN 10 : 9781101970478
ISBN 13 : 1101970472
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection From one of the most celebrated short-story writers in American literature, the story that launched a thousand homages, in word and film—a haunting meditation on love and companionship, and finding one’s way through the dark. “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love” is included here with its unedited version, “Beginners,” which was originally submitted to Carver’s editor, Gordon Lish. In this eShort, readers can compare both versions of this iconic work of fiction, gaining insight into Carver’s aesthetic and the foundations of the contemporary American short story.

What We Talk About When We Talk About God

What We Talk About When We Talk About God
Author : Rob Bell
Publisher : HarperCollins
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2014-09-02
ISBN 10 : 9780062389374
ISBN 13 : 0062389378
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

How God is described today strikes many as mean, primitive, backward, illogical, tribal, and at odds with the frontiers of science. At the same time, many intuitively feel a sense of reverence and awe in the world. Can we find a new way to talk about God? Pastor and New York Times bestselling author Rob Bell does here for God what he did for heaven and hell in Love Wins: he shows how traditional ideas have grown stale and dysfunctional and reveals a new path for how to return vitality and vibrancy to how we understand God. Bell reveals how we got stuck, why culture resists certain ways of talking about God, and how we can reconnect with the God who is with us, for us, and ahead of us, pulling us forward into a better future—and ready to help us live life to the fullest.

What We Don t Talk About When We Talk About Fat

What We Don t Talk About When We Talk About Fat
Author : Aubrey Gordon
Publisher : Beacon Press
Total Pages : 216
Release : 2020-11-17
ISBN 10 : 9780807041321
ISBN 13 : 0807041327
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What We Don t Talk About When We Talk About Fat Book Description:

From the creator of Your Fat Friend, an explosive indictment of the systemic and cultural bias facing plus-size people that will move us toward creating an agenda for fat justice. Anti-fatness is everywhere. In What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat, Aubrey Gordon unearths the cultural attitudes and social systems that have led to people being denied basic needs because they are fat and calls for social justice movements to be inclusive of plus-sized people’s experiences. Unlike the recent wave of memoirs and quasi self-help books that encourage readers to love and accept themselves, Gordon pushes the discussion further towards authentic fat activism, which includes ending legal weight discrimination, giving equal access to health care for large people, increased access to public spaces, and ending anti-fat violence. As she argues, “I did not come to body positivity for self-esteem. I came to it for social justice.” By sharing her experiences as well as those of others—from smaller fat to very fat people—she concludes that to be fat in our society is to be seen as an undeniable failure, unlovable, unforgivable, and morally condemnable. Fatness is an open invitation for others to express disgust, fear, and insidious concern. To be fat is to be denied humanity and empathy. Studies show that fat survivors of sexual assault are less likely to be believed and less likely than their thin counterparts to report various crimes; 27% of very fat women and 13% of very fat men attempt suicide; over 50% of doctors describe their fat patients as “awkward, unattractive, ugly and noncompliant”; and in 48 states, it’s legal—even routine—to deny employment because of an applicant’s size. Advancing fat justice and changing prejudicial structures and attitudes will require work from all people. What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat is a crucial tool to create a tectonic shift in the way we see, talk about, and treat our bodies, fat and thin alike.