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A Tale for the Time Being

A Tale for the Time Being
A Novel

by Ruth Ozeki

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2013-03-12
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 1101606258
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A brilliant, unforgettable novel from bestselling author Ruth Ozeki, author of The Book of Form and Emptiness Finalist for the Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award “A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be.” In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who’s lived more than a century. A diary is Nao’s only solace—and will touch lives in ways she can scarcely imagine. Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox—possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami. As the mystery of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao’s drama and her unknown fate, and forward into her own future. Full of Ozeki’s signature humor and deeply engaged with the relationship between writer and reader, past and present, fact and fiction, quantum physics, history, and myth, A Tale for the Time Being is a brilliantly inventive, beguiling story of our shared humanity and the search for home.

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
Notes

by Khadija Caffoor

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2015
  • Pages : 11
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Tale for the Time Being

A Tale for the Time Being
A Book

by Ruth L. Ozeki

  • Publisher : Viking Press
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 422
  • ISBN : 9780670026630
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A novelist on a remote island in the Pacific is linked to a bullied and depressed Tokyo teenager after discovering a Hello Kitty lunchbox that washed ashore in this new novel from the award-wining, best-selling author of My Year of Meats.

Novel Subjects

Novel Subjects
Authorship as Radical Self-Care in Multiethnic American Narratives

by Leah A. Milne

  • Publisher : University of Iowa Press
  • Release : 2021-07
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 1609387627
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Novel Subjects, Leah Milne offers a new way to look at multicultural literature by focusing on scenes of writing in contemporary works by authors with marginalized identities. These scenes, she argues, establish authorship as a form of radical self-care--a term we owe to Audre Lorde, who defines self-care as self-preservation and "an act of political warfare."

Fact and Fiction in Contemporary Narratives

Fact and Fiction in Contemporary Narratives
A Book

by Jan Alber,Alice Bell

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2021-05-11
  • Pages : 122
  • ISBN : 1000388506
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book explores the complex interrelationship between fact and fiction in narratives of the twenty-first century. Current cultural theory observes a cultural shift away from postmodernism to new forms of expression. Rather than a radical break from the postmodern, however, postmodernist techniques are repurposed to express a new sincerity, a purposeful self-reflexivity, a contemporary sense of togetherness and an associated commitment to reality. In what the editors consider to be one manifestation of this general tendency, this book explores the ways in which contemporary texts across different media play with the boundary between fact and fiction. This includes the examination of novels, autobiography, autofiction, film, television, mockumentary, digital fiction, advertising campaigns and media hoaxes. The chapters engage with theories of what comes after postmodernism and analyse the narratological, stylistic and/or semiotic devices on which such texts rely. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the European Journal of English Studies.

Ecocriticism and Asian American Literature

Ecocriticism and Asian American Literature
Gold Mountains, Weedflowers and Murky Globes

by Begoña Simal-González

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2020-01-24
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN : 3030356183
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ecocriticism and Asian American Literature: Gold Mountains, Weedflowers, and Murky Globes offers an ecocritical reinterpretation of Asian American literature. The book considers more than a century of Asian American writing, from Eaton’s Mrs. Spring Fragrance (1912) to Ozeki's A Tale for the Time Being (2013), through an ecocritical lens. The volume explores the most relevant landmarks in Asian American literature: the first-contact narratives written by Bulosan, Kingston, Mukherjee, and Jen; the controversial texts published by Sui Sin Far (Edith Eaton) at the time of the Yellow Peril; the rise of cultural nationalism in the 1970s and 1980s, illustrated by Wong’s Homebase and Kingston’s China Men; old and recent examples of “internment literature” dealing with the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII (Sone, Houston, Miyake, Kadohata); and the new trends in Asian American literature since the 1990s, exemplified by Yamashita’s and Ozeki’s novels, which explore the challenges of our transnational, transnatural era. Begoña Simal-González’s ecocritical readings of these texts provide crucial interdisciplinary insights, addressing and analyzing important narratives within Asian American culture and literature.

The Self as Other in Minority American Life Writing

The Self as Other in Minority American Life Writing
A Book

by Claudine Raynaud,Nelly Mok

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2019-03-22
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN : 1527531848
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Hinting at Rimbaud’s provocative dictum that “I is an other,” this anthology discusses a wide-ranging array of twentieth-century and contemporary minority American modes of life writing, prompted by the following questions: Who (else) hides behind this “I” that the author-narrator-character “contractually” claims to be? What generic, aesthetic, political and socio-cultural issues are at stake in a conception of the self as other? The essays analyze autobiographical works from major Native American writers (John Milton Oskison and Louise Erdrich), an African American music-hall artist (Josephine Baker) and writers (John Edgar Wideman and Ta-Nehisi Coates), Caribbean American writers (Jamaica Kincaid and Edwidge Danticat), and Asian American writers (Ruth Ozeki, Cathy Park Hong, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, and Loung Ung). They shed light on autobiography as a collaborative writing and reading practice, rather than as a self-oriented genre, probing the “relational” dimension of life writing. Building on the feminist theorization of relationality and the political and aesthetic power of relational bonds, they put forward the necessarily intersubjective dynamics of minority American “self-conceptions” which originate in the writers’ experiences of otherness. The articles highlight that the relational ethnic self characteristically inhabits the liminal spaces where modes of life writing overlap and can thrive in dialogical intertextual readings. They foreground the subversive, cathartic, and memorializing potential of minority American modes of “other-writing” whose ontological dimension is manifest in the writers’ quest for a sense of repossession and agency, beyond communal boundaries. Contributing to the up-to-date critical discussion on relationality, not as a genre, but rather as a reading and “a storytelling practice,” they examine the ways it participates in a global, transcultural approach to ethno-racial issues in the United States.

The Face

The Face
A Time Code

by Ruth Ozeki

  • Publisher : Restless Books
  • Release : 2015-07-14
  • Pages : 45
  • ISBN : 1632060159
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Time Code of a Face, bestselling author Ruth Ozeki recounts, in moment-to-moment detail, a profound encounter with memory and the mirror. The author challenges herself to spend three hours staring into her own reflection, recording her thoughts, and noticing every possible detail. Those solitary hours open up a lifetime's worth of meditations on race, age, family, death, the body, self doubt and, finally, acceptance. In a lyrical essay suffused with her Zen Buddhist practice and thoroughly unlike anything in the author's celebrated novels, Ozeki shows us just how rich and intimate the terrain of one's own face can be. Praise for Ruth Ozeki “Ozeki is one of my favorite novelists....bewitching, intelligent, hilarious, and heartbreaking, often on the same page.” —Junot Díaz, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of This Is How You Lose Her “Ozeki joins the constellation of such environmentally aware writers as Barbara Kingsolver, Annie Proulx, and Margaret Atwood.” —Chicago Tribune “A careful, considerate writer.” —Booklist Ruth Ozeki is a novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest. Her first two novels, My Year of Meats (1998) and All Over Creation (2003), have been translated into eleven languages and published in fourteen countries. Her most recent work, A Tale for the Time-Being (2013), won the LA Times book prize, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critic's Circle Award, and has been published in over thirty countries. Ruth's documentary and dramatic independent films, including Halving the Bones, have been shown on PBS, at the Sundance Film Festival, and at colleges and universities across the country. A longtime Buddhist practitioner, Ruth was ordained in 2010 and is affiliated with the Brooklyn Zen Center and the Everyday Zen Foundation. She lives in British Columbia and New York City, and is currently the Elizabeth Drew Professor of Creative Writing at Smith College.

Alfred Lennox, or Puseyism unveiled. A tale for the times

Alfred Lennox, or Puseyism unveiled. A tale for the times
A Book

by Alfred LENNOX

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1851
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Drunkard's Son: a Tale for the Times

The Drunkard's Son: a Tale for the Times
Founded on Fact ...

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1858
  • Pages : 66
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Book of Form and Emptiness

The Book of Form and Emptiness
A Book

by Ruth Ozeki

  • Publisher : Viking
  • Release : 2021-09-21
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN : 9780670070176
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A brilliantly inventive new novel about loss, growing up, and our relationship with things, by the Booker Prize-finalist author of A Tale for the Time Being One year after the death of his beloved musician father, thirteen-year-old Benny Oh begins to hear voices. The voices belong to the things in his house--a sneaker, a broken Christmas ornament, a piece of wilted lettuce. Although Benny doesn't understand what these things are saying, he can sense their emotional tone; some are pleasant, a gentle hum or coo, but others are snide, angry and full of pain. When his mother, Annabelle, develops a hoarding problem, the voices grow more clamorous. At first, Benny tries to ignore them, but soon the voices follow him outside the house, onto the street and at school, driving him at last to seek refuge in the silence of a large public library, where objects are well-behaved and know to speak in whispers. There, Benny discovers a strange new world. He falls in love with a mesmerizing street artist with a smug pet ferret, who uses the library as her performance space. He meets a homeless philosopher-poet, who encourages him to ask important questions and find his own voice amongst the many. And he meets his very own Book--a talking thing--who narrates Benny's life and teaches him to listen to the things that truly matter. With its blend of sympathetic characters, riveting plot, and vibrant engagement with everything from jazz, to climate change, to our attachment to material possessions, The Book of Form and Emptiness is classic Ruth Ozeki--bold, wise, poignant, playful, humane and heartbreaking.

Khaled, a Tale of Arabia

Khaled, a Tale of Arabia
A Book

by Francis Marion Crawford

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1891
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the story of of a genie who is made mortal as a punishment.

My Year of Meat

My Year of Meat
A Book

by Ruth L. Ozeki

  • Publisher : Pan
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 431
  • ISBN : 9780330368452
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Jane Takagi-Little produces a Japanese television show on all-American meat cooking. Akiko Ueno learns more than just recipes from Jane's programmes. In one parallel year, the lives of two women at opposite ends of the earth are brought together in a novel of meat, TV and personal crisis.

A tale of two cities

A tale of two cities
A Book

by Charles Dickens

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1874
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Tale for the Pharisees. By the author of "Dives and Lazarus.".

A Tale for the Pharisees. By the author of 'Dives and Lazarus.'.
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by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1859
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Fate: a Tale of Stirring Times

The Fate: a Tale of Stirring Times
A Book

by George Payne Rainsford James

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1860
  • Pages : 127
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The exile; or, A tale of the sixteenth century

The exile; or, A tale of the sixteenth century
A Book

by Philip Phosphorus (pseud.)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1855
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Story of a Monument. A Tale of Clerical Intolerance ... With Illustrations. [Referring to the Action of the Rev. C. Randolph with Regard to a Proposed Monument to the Rev. H. R. Moody in the Chancel of Chartham Church.]

The Story of a Monument. A Tale of Clerical Intolerance ... With Illustrations. [Referring to the Action of the Rev. C. Randolph with Regard to a Proposed Monument to the Rev. H. R. Moody in the Chancel of Chartham Church.]
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by Francis Wollaston MOODY

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1874
  • Pages : 71
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“A” Tale of Two Cities

“A” Tale of Two Cities
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1866
  • Pages : 379
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Woman, Eating

Woman, Eating
A Book

by Claire Kohda

  • Publisher : Harpervia
  • Release : 2022-04-05
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780063140882
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Absolutely brilliant--tragic, funny, eccentric, and so perfectly suited to this particularly weird time we seem to be living through. Claire takes the vampire trope and makes it her own in a way that feels so fresh and original. The spell this novels casts is so complete I feel utterly, and happily, bitten."--Ruth Ozeki author of A Tale for the Time Being A biracial half-human, half-vampire must find a way to balance her mixed heritage, her bottomless hunger, and her life in this stunning debut novel from a writer-to-watch. Lydia is hungry. She's always wanted to try Japanese food. Sashimi, ramen, onigiri with sour plum stuffed inside - the food her Japanese father liked to eat. And then there is bubble tea and iced-coffee, ice cream and cake, and foraged herbs and plants, and the vegetables grown by the other young artists at the London studio space she is secretly squatting in. But, Lydia can't eat any of these things. Her body doesn't work like those of other people. The only thing she can digest is blood, and it turns out that sourcing fresh pigs' blood in London--where she is living away from her vampire mother for the first time - is much more difficult than she'd anticipated. Then there are the humans--the other artists at the studio space, the people at the gallery she interns at, the strange men that follow her after dark, and Ben, a boyish, goofy-grinned artist she is developing feelings for. Lydia knows that they are her natural prey, but she can't bring herself to feed on them. In her windowless studio, where she paints and studies the work of other artists, binge-watches Buffy the Vampire Slayer and videos of people eating food on YouTube and Instagram, Lydia considers her place in the world. She has many of the things humans wish for--perpetual youth, near-invulnerability, immortality--but, she is miserable; she is lonely; and she is hungry--always hungry. As Lydia develops as a woman and an artist, she will learn that she must reconcile the conflicts within her--between her demon and human sides, her mixed ethnic heritage, and her relationship with food, and, in turn, humans if she is to find a way to exist in the world. Before any of this, however, she must eat.