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A Manual for Cleaning Women

A Manual for Cleaning Women
Selected Stories

by Lucia Berlin

  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 2015-08-18
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 0374712867
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"I have always had faith that the best writers will rise to the top, like cream, sooner or later, and will become exactly as well-known as they should be-their work talked about, quoted, taught, performed, filmed, set to music, anthologized. Perhaps, with the present collection, Lucia Berlin will begin to gain the attention she deserves." -Lydia Davis A MANUAL FOR CLEANING WOMEN compiles the best work of the legendary short-story writer Lucia Berlin. With the grit of Raymond Carver, the humor of Grace Paley, and a blend of wit and melancholy all her own, Berlin crafts miracles from the everyday, uncovering moments of grace in the Laundromats and halfway houses of the American Southwest, in the homes of the Bay Area upper class, among switchboard operators and struggling mothers, hitchhikers and bad Christians. Readers will revel in this remarkable collection from a master of the form and wonder how they'd ever overlooked her in the first place.

A Manual for Cleaning Ladies

A Manual for Cleaning Ladies
A Book

by Lucia Berlin

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1977
  • Pages : 20
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Evening in Paradise

Evening in Paradise
More Stories

by Lucia Berlin

  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 2018-11-06
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0374718318
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Berlin probably deserved a Pulitzer Prize." —Dwight Garner, The New York Times NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS' CHOICE. Named one of the Best Books of 2018 by The Boston Globe, Kirkus, and Lit Hub. Named a Fall Read by Buzzfeed, ELLE, TIME, Nylon, The Boston Globe, Vulture, Newsday, HuffPost, Bustle, The A.V. Club, The Millions, BUST, Reinfery29, Fast Company and MyDomaine. A collection of previously uncompiled stories from the short-story master and literary sensation Lucia Berlin In 2015, Farrar, Straus and Giroux published A Manual for Cleaning Women, a posthumous story collection by a relatively unknown writer, to wild, widespread acclaim. It was a New York Times bestseller; the paper’s Book Review named it one of the Ten Best Books of 2015; and NPR, Time, Entertainment Weekly, The Guardian, The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, and other outlets gave the book rave reviews. The book’s author, Lucia Berlin, earned comparisons to Raymond Carver, Grace Paley, Alice Munro, and Anton Chekhov. Evening in Paradise is a careful selection from Berlin’s remaining stories—twenty-two gems that showcase the gritty glamour that made readers fall in love with her. From Texas to Chile, Mexico to New York City, Berlin finds beauty in the darkest places and darkness in the seemingly pristine. Evening in Paradise is an essential piece of Berlin’s oeuvre, a jewel-box follow-up for new and old fans.

Homesick

Homesick
New & Selected Stories

by Lucia Berlin

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This collection of short stories includes such titles as "Angels Laundromat," "Her first detox," "Noel, 1974," and "Manual for cleaning women"

Welcome Home

Welcome Home
A Memoir with Selected Photographs and Letters

by Lucia Berlin

  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 2018-11-06
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 0374718326
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"As the case with her fiction, Berlin's pieces here are as faceted as the brightest diamond." --Kristin Iversen, NYLON NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS' CHOICE. Named a Fall Read by Buzzfeed, Vulture, Newsday and HuffPost A compilation of sketches, photographs, and letters, Welcome Home is an essential nonfiction companion to the stories by Lucia Berlin Before Lucia Berlin died, she was working on a book of previously unpublished autobiographical sketches called Welcome Home. The work consisted of more than twenty chapters that started in 1936 in Alaska and ended (prematurely) in 1966 in southern Mexico. In our publication of Welcome Home, her son Jeff Berlin is filling in the gaps with photos and letters from her eventful, romantic, and tragic life. From Alaska to Argentina, Kentucky to Mexico, New York City to Chile, Berlin’s world was wide. And the writing here is, as we’ve come to expect, dazzling. She describes the places she lived and the people she knew with all the style and wit and heart and humor that readers fell in love with in her stories. Combined with letters from and photos of friends and lovers, Welcome Home is an essential nonfiction companion to A Manual for Cleaning Women and Evening in Paradise.

Evening in Paradise

Evening in Paradise
More Stories

by Lucia Berlin

  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release : 2018-11-01
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1509882324
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The chance to join 'the Revival of the Great Lucia Berlin' (New York Times) From the author of A Manual for Cleaning Women. Ranging from Texas, to Chile, to New Mexico and New York, in Evening in Paradise Berlin writes about the good, the bad and everything in between: struggling young mothers, husbands who pack their bags and leave in the middle of the night, wives looking back at their first marriage from the distance of their second . . . The publication of A Manual for Cleaning Women, Lucia Berlin’s dazzling collection of short stories, marked the rediscovery of a writer whose talent had gone unremarked by many. The incredible reaction to Lucia’s writing – her ability to capture the beauty and ugliness that coexist in everyday lives, the extraordinary honesty and magnetism with which she draws on her own history to breathe life into her characters – included calls for her contribution to American literature to be as celebrated as that of Raymond Carver. Evening in Paradise is a careful selection from Lucia Berlin’s remaining stories – a jewel-box follow-up for her hungry fans.

Estate Planning for Authors

Estate Planning for Authors
A Book

by M. L. Buchman

  • Publisher : Buchman Bookworks, Inc.
  • Release : 2017-07-18
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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-an estate planning self-help guide for artists & writers- Writer, painter, photographer, musician, designer, animator, graphic artist, programmer, screenwriter, textile artist, choreographer, composer, sculptor... A will or trust controls who inherits what. The Final Letter tells your heir(s) ways to maintain it, even make it thrive, once they’ve got it. The challenge with an estate that includes Intellectual Property (books, stories, plays, films, etc.), is it has a value that can last another 70 years after your death. This book is a practical guide for educating your heir on quite what they’ve just received and what their options are to manage it. Topics also include: basic vocabulary, income opportunities with Intellectual Property, the power of trusts in IP estate planning, and much more. Estate Planning for Authors will help authors create their Final Letter as well as help the heirs whose benefactor did not create one. It’s a guide on how to make sure your legacy remains profitable for decades after you’re gone!

So Long

So Long
Stories: 1987–1992

by Lucia Berlin

  • Publisher : Godine+ORM
  • Release : 1993-02-01
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN : 1574232304
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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By the New York Times–bestselling author of Evening in Paradise, poignant, personal short stories for fans of Grace Paley, Annie Proulx, and Alice Munro. In 1990, Black Sparrow Press published Lucia Berlin’s first full-length collection of stories and remained her publisher until her passing in 2004. With the recent publication of A Manual for Cleaning Women, and the sustained critical acclaim it has received, Berlin has finally been recognized as a master of the short story, allowing her work to reach the broad audience it deserves. This collection captures distilled moments of crisis or epiphany, placing the protagonists in moments of stress or personal strain, and all told in an almost offhand, matter of fact voice. Weaving through the places she loved–Chile, Mexico, the Southwest, and California–each story delivers a poignant moment that lingers in the mind, not resolved, not decoded, but resonating, as questions of the human condition always do, in the heart of the reader. Praise for So Long “Affecting . . . Compelling . . . Remarkably successful. Berlin places her memorable characters in gripping situations, plumbing their messed-up lives for pathos and allowing us to see deeply into their souls.” —Publishers Weekly “Most of the twenty-three stories in this collection are very short and very simple. They . . . have the casual, straightforward, immediate, and intimate style that distinguishes her work. They are told in a conversational voice and they move with a swift and often lyrical economy. They capture and communicate moments of grace and cast a lovely, lazy light that lasts. Berlin is one of our finest writers and here she is at the height of her powers.” —Molly Giles, San Francisco Chronicle

Thinking Design Through Literature

Thinking Design Through Literature
A Book

by Susan Yelavich

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2019-09-13
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN : 1351777963
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book deploys literature to explore the social lives of objects and places. The first book of its kind, it embraces things as diverse as escalators, coins, skyscrapers, pottery, radios, and robots, and encompasses places as various as home, country, cities, streets, and parks. Here, fiction, poetry, and literary non-fiction are mined for stories of design, which are paired with images of contemporary architecture and design. Through the work of authors such as César Aires, Nicholson Baker, Lydia Davis, Orhan Pamuk, and Virginia Woolf, this book shows the enormous influence that places and things exert in the world.

Edinburgh Companion to the Short Story in English

Edinburgh Companion to the Short Story in English
A Book

by Paul Delaney

  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release : 2018-11-27
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 1474400663
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This collection explores the history and development of the anglophone short story since the beginning of the nineteenth century.

Structure and Agency in Young People’s Lives

Structure and Agency in Young People’s Lives
Theory, Methods and Agendas

by Magda Nico,Ana Caetano

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2021-05-13
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN : 1000367746
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Structure and Agency in Young People’s Lives brings together different takes on the possible combinations of agency and structure in the life course, thus rejecting the notion that young individuals are the single masters of their lives, but also the view that their social destinies are completely out of their hands. ‘How did I get here?’ This is a question young people have always asked themselves and is often asked by youth researchers. There is no easy and single answer. The lives that are told, on one hand, and their interpretation, on the other, may have the underlying idea of 'own doing' or the idea of 'social determinism' or, more accurately and frequently, a combination of the two. This collection constitutes a comprehensive map on how to make sense of youth’s biographies and trajectories, it questions and reshapes the discussion on the role and responsibility of youth studies in the understanding of how people juggle opportunities and constraints, and contributes to escaping the epistemological fallacy of late modernity, in which young people find themselves responsible for collective failures or inevitabilities. It can thus interest students, researchers and professors, youth workers and all of those who work for and with young people.

Essays

Essays
A Book

by Lydia Davis

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2019-11-07
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0241985463
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lydia Davis's writing is a masterclass in control: wry, lucid, penetrating, every word placed deliberately. Here she presents a dazzling collection of literary essays, each one as beautifully formed, thought-provoking, playful and illuminating as her critically acclaimed short fiction. Ranging across her many creative influences, including Thomas Pynchon, Michel Leiris, Maurice Blanchot, Lucia Berlin and Joan Mitchell, she returns again and again to her own writing process, joyfully interrogating the limits of literature and the ways in which we can challenge and reinvent it.

You Are What You Read

You Are What You Read
A Practical Guide to Reading Well

by Robert DiYanni

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2021-04-20
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0691206783
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Robert DiYanni's You Are What You Read is a guide for readers that seeks to restore the pleasures of reading lost in the digital age (and accounted for most eloquently by Sven Birkerts in The Gutenberg Elegies)"--

The Copeland Method a Complete Manual for Cleaning, Repairing, Altering and Pressing All Kinds of Garments for Men and Women, at Home Or for Business

The Copeland Method a Complete Manual for Cleaning, Repairing, Altering and Pressing All Kinds of Garments for Men and Women, at Home Or for Business
A Book

by Copeland Vanness

  • Publisher : Hardpress Publishing
  • Release : 2016-06-23
  • Pages : 90
  • ISBN : 9781318986705
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Copeland Method

Copeland Method
A Complete Manual for Cleaning, Repairing, Altering and Pressing All Kinds of Garments for Men and Women, at Home Or for Business

by Copeland Vanness

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1901
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9780243768967
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Manual of the Art of Making and Refining Sugar from Beets

A Manual of the Art of Making and Refining Sugar from Beets
Including the Cultivation of the Plant, and the Various Improvements in the Manufacture

by L.-J. Blachette

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1836
  • Pages : 153
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Manual of Roman Antiquities

A Manual of Roman Antiquities
A Book

by Charles Anthon

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1851
  • Pages : 451
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Manual of Roman Antiquities. With ... illustrations

A Manual of Roman Antiquities. With ... illustrations
A Book

by Charles ANTHON (LL.D.)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1851
  • Pages : 451
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Copeland Method

The Copeland Method
A Complete Manual for Cleaning, Repairing, Altering and Pressing All Kinds of Garments for Men and Women, at Home Or for Business ...

by Vanness Copeland

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1908
  • Pages : 56
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Manual for the practice of surgery

A Manual for the practice of surgery
A Book

by Thomas Bryant

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1879
  • Pages : 1005
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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