All That Man Is

All That Man Is
A Book

by David Szalay

  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release : 2016-05-10
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0771078021
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize A brilliantly observed, large-hearted work of fiction that introduces to a North American audience a major and mature literary talent. For readers of David Bezmozgis, Nathan Englander, Neil Smith, John Cheever, and Milan Kundera. Nine men. Each of them at a different stage of life, each of them away from home, and each of them striving – in the suburbs of Prague, beside a Belgian motorway, in a cheap Cypriot hotel – to understand just what it means to be alive, here and now. Tracing an arc from the spring of youth to the winter of old age, All That Man Is brings these separate lives together to show us men as they are – ludicrous and inarticulate, shocking and despicable; vital, pitiable, hilarious, and full of heartfelt longing. And as the years chase them down, the stakes become bewilderingly high in this piercing portrayal of twenty-first-century manhood. From the Trade Paperback edition.

All That Man Is

All That Man Is
A Novel

by David Szalay

  • Publisher : Graywolf Press
  • Release : 2016-10-04
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1555979483
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Finalist for the 2016 Man Booker Prize Winner of the 2016 Paris Review Plimpton Prize for Fiction A magnificent and ambitiously conceived portrait of contemporary life, by a genius of realism Nine men. Each of them at a different stage in life, each of them away from home, and each of them striving--in the suburbs of Prague, in an overdeveloped Alpine village, beside a Belgian motorway, in a dingy Cyprus hotel--to understand what it means to be alive, here and now. Tracing a dramatic arc from the spring of youth to the winter of old age, the ostensibly separate narratives of All That Man Is aggregate into a picture of a single shared existence, a picture that interrogates the state of modern manhood while bringing to life, unforgettably, the physical and emotional terrain of an increasingly globalized Europe. And so these nine lives form an ingenious and new kind of novel, in which David Szalay expertly plots a dark predicament for the twenty-first-century man. Dark and disturbing, but also often wickedly and uproariously comic, All That Man Is is notable for the acute psychological penetration Szalay brings to bear on his characters, from the working-class ex-grunt to the pompous college student, the middle-aged loser to the Russian oligarch. Steadily and mercilessly, as this brilliantly conceived book progresses, the protagonist at the center of each chapter is older than the last one, it gets colder out, and All That Man Is gathers exquisite power. Szalay is a writer of supreme gifts--a master of a new kind of realism that vibrates with detail, intelligence, relevance, and devastating pathos.

All That Man Is

All That Man Is
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016

by David Szalay

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2016-04-07
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 1448192374
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 MAN BOOKER PRIZE Nine men. Each of them at a different stage of life, each of them away from home, and each of them striving – in the suburbs of Prague, beside a Belgian motorway, in a cheap Cypriot hotel – to understand just what it means to be alive, here and now. Tracing an arc from the spring of youth to the winter of old age, All That Man Is brings these separate lives together to show us men as they are – ludicrous and inarticulate, shocking and despicable; vital, pitiable, hilarious, and full of heartfelt longing. And as the years chase them down, the stakes become bewilderingly high in this piercing portrayal of 21st-century manhood.

Turbulence

Turbulence
A Novel

by David Szalay

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2019-07-16
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1982122757
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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**A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice** From the acclaimed, Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author of All That Man Is, a stunning, virtuosic novel about twelve people, mostly strangers, and the surprising ripple effect each one has on the life of the next as they cross paths while in transit around the world. A woman strikes up a conversation with the man sitting next to her on a plane after some turbulence. He returns home to tragic news that has also impacted another stranger, a shaken pilot on his way to another continent who seeks comfort from a journalist he meets that night. Her life shifts subtly as well, before she heads to the airport on an assignment that will shift more lives in turn. In this wondrous, profoundly moving novel, Szalay’s diverse protagonists circumnavigate the planet in twelve flights, from London to Madrid, from Dakar to Sao Paulo, to Toronto, to Delhi, to Doha, en route to see lovers or estranged siblings, aging parents, baby grandchildren, or nobody at all. Along the way, they experience the full range of human emotions from loneliness to love and, knowingly or otherwise, change each other in one brief, electrifying interaction after the next. Written with magic and economy and beautifully exploring the delicate, crisscrossed nature of relationships today, Turbulence is a dazzling portrait of the interconnectedness of the modern world.

That Man is You

That Man is You
A Book

by Louis Evely

  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • Release : 1964
  • Pages : 297
  • ISBN : 9780809116973
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Brings the message of Christ simply and directly to modern man. A best- seller.

London and the South-East

London and the South-East
A Novel

by David Szalay

  • Publisher : Graywolf Press
  • Release : 2017-10-03
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 155597984X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Never before published in the United States, the debut novel by the wildly talented author of Booker Prize Finalist All That Man Is “That clattering noise you hear is the sound of critics and readers racing to find [David Szalay’s] earlier books, an activity worth the effort,” wrote Dwight Garner in his New York Times review of Szalay’s All That Man Is. And now American readers finally have their chance with his debut novel, London and the South-East. Paul Rainey, the hapless antihero at the center of this “compulsively readable” (Independent on Sunday) story works, miserably, in ad sales. He sells space in magazines that hardly exist, and through a fog of booze and drugs dimly perceives that he is dissatisfied with his life—professionally, sexually, recreationally, the whole nine yards. If only there were something he could do about it—and “something” seems to fall into his lap when a meeting with an old friend and fellow salesman, Eddy Jaw, leads to the offer of a new job. But when that offer turns out to be as misleading as Paul’s own sales patter, his life is transformed in ways very much more peculiar than he ever thought possible. London and the South-East, which won the Betty Trask Prize and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, is both a gloriously told shaggy-dog story about the compromising inanities of office life and consumer culture, and the perfect introduction to one of the best writers at work today.

Who was that Man?

Who was that Man?
A Present for Mr Oscar Wilde

by Neil Bartlett

  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN : 1852421231
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sitting up reading late at night, the author reflects on the links between the homosexual of the 1980s and his counterparts of a century ago, between gay lives today and those of Oscar Wilde, his friends, lovers and acquaintances. Many books have been written about Oscar Wilde. Who Was That Man? is unique - the acting out of a love-hate relationship between Wilde and a gay Londoner of today. Neil Bartlett has grabbed history by the collar and made bitter love to it. I can think of no other way to describe this fantastic personal meditation on Oscar Wilde and the last hundred years of English homosexuality. At the very moment gay existence is endangered by disease and a renewed puritanism, Bartlett has embraced what was alien and criminal or merely clinical and loved it into poignant life - Edmund White

Dream Sequence

Dream Sequence
A Book

by Adam Foulds

  • Publisher : Biblioasis
  • Release : 2019-04-21
  • Pages : 211
  • ISBN : 1771962828
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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NOMINATED FOR THE 2019 SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE A CBC DAY 6 MUST-READ BOOK FOR SUMMER A 49TH SHELF EDITOR'S PICK Henry Banks, star of the UK’s most popular television series, has higher aspirations, ones befitting of his talent: a serious film career, beginning with a role in a brilliant Spanish director’s next movie. To make the jump to the big screen, he’ll have to remake himself in more than one way. But as he runs his morning miles and scrutinizes his changing physique in the mirror, he doesn’t know that he’s not alone in his obsession—Kristin, an unstable American fan, has her own ambitions. From the author of Man-Booker shortlisted The Quickening Maze, Dream Sequence is a moving depiction of desire and delusion and the unsettling consequences of fame.

The Road

The Road
A Book

by Cormac McCarthy

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2007-03-20
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0307267458
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post

That Man Is Dead

That Man Is Dead
A Book

by Brian Scott,Dennis Otto

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019-11-12
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN : 9781951849009
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Anyone can throw a punch. Anyone can sell a drug. Anyone can manufacture meth. None of it takes any special skill or strength or courage. There is no glory in those stories. This book is about what God has done. And about what God is doing. Look into the eyes of that man in the mugshot, and you'll see no life there. That man is dead. Now he's alive. Jesus still raises the dead. And that's all that matters. Stories about guns and drugs and the gangster life might be exciting, but they only lead back to darkness. Stories about Jesus lead us to the light. That Man Is Dead is a story about Jesus. With passion and honesty, Dennis Otto shows the reader how the Holy Spirit transformed an ornery ex-con into a joyful servant of God.

Who Is That Man? In Search of the Real Bob Dylan

Who Is That Man? In Search of the Real Bob Dylan
A Book

by David Dalton

  • Publisher : Omnibus Press
  • Release : 2012-06-01
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0857127799
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bestselling author David Dalton goes in seach of the real Bob Dylan in an electrifying biography that puts all the others in the shade. As an artist Bob Dylan has been a major force for half a century. As a musical influence he is without equal. Yet as a man he has always acted like an outlaw on the run, constantly seeking to cover his tracks by confounding investigators with a dizzying array of aliases, impersonations, tall tales and downright lies. David Dalton presents Dylan's extraordinary life in such a way that his subject's techniques for hiding in full sight are gradually exposed for what they are, Despite the changing images, the spiritual body swerves, the manipulative nature and the occasionally baffling lurches between making sublime music and self-indulgent whimsy, the real Bob Dylan has never been more visible. Among the eyewitnesses cited are Marianne Faithful, Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol, Larry 'Ratso' Sloman, Nat Hentoff, Suze Rotolo and many more. Yet in the end it is Dalton's impressive ability to find revealing patterns in Dylan's multiple disguises that reveals more than we ever expected to learn about the real man behind the Dylan legend.

Don't Call That Man!

Don't Call That Man!
A Survival Guide to Letting Go

by Rhonda Findling

  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Release : 2009-06-15
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 1401394388
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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There is life after a failed relationship, as long as you Don't Call That Man!. In this inspirational, revolutionary guide to letting go and moving on after the trauma of a breakup, psychotherapist Rhonda Findling teaches women how to triumph over the almost obsessive urge to pick up the phone. With its prescriptive, easy-to-follow approach, Don't Call That Man! is an indispensable tool for weathering the pain of heartbreak. It features simple exercises that provide an emotional outlet for a difficult process; charts that schedule free time away from the telephone; and much more, including: Moving on from a ruined relationship What is an ambivalent man, and how do you get over him? Mothers, fathers and men Building and using a support system The 10-Step program to not call that man Step-by-step, from heartache to healing, Don't Call That Man! is a map on how to heal the pain of a lost love; how to overcome feelings of neediness and desperation; and above all, how to regain focus on what's important and it's not calling that man. It's the perfect book to embrace on the way to a new and more gratifying relationship.

Spring

Spring
A Novel

by David Szalay

  • Publisher : Graywolf Press
  • Release : 2012-01-17
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1555970400
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The U.S. debut of leading U.K. author David Szalay, named one of The Daily Telegraph's twenty best British novelists under forty James is a man with a checkered past—sporadic entrepreneur, one-time film producer, almost a dot-com millionaire—now alone in a flat in Bloomsbury, running a shady horse-racing-tips operation. Katherine is a manager at a luxury hotel, a job she'd intended to leave years ago, and is separated from her husband. The novel unfolds in 2006, at the end of the money-for-nothing years, as a chance meeting leads to an awkward tryst and James tries to make sense of a relationship where "no" means "maybe" and a "yes" can never be taken for granted. David Szalay builds a novel of immense resonance as he cycles though perspectives that add layers of depth to the hesitations, missteps, and tensions as James tries to win Katherine. James's other pursuit is money, and Spring follows his investments and schemes, from a half share in a thoroughbred to a suit-and-tie day job he's taken to pay the bills. Spring is a sharply tuned novel so nuanced and precise in its psychology that it establishes Szalay as a major talent.

My Meteorite

My Meteorite
Or, Without the Random There Can Be No New Thing

by Harry Dodge

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2020-03-17
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0525506209
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An expansive, radiant, and genre-defying investigation into bonding—and how we are shaped by forces we cannot fully know Is love a force akin to gravity? A kind of invisible fabric which enables communications through space and time? Artist Harry Dodge finds himself contemplating such questions as his father declines from dementia and he rekindles a bewildering but powerful relationship with his birth mother. A meteorite Dodge orders on eBay becomes a mysterious catalyst for a reckoning with the vital forces of matter, the nature of consciousness, and the bafflements of belonging. Structured around a series of formative, formidable coincidences in Dodge’s life, My Meteorite journeys with stylistic bravura from Barthes to Blade Runner, from punk to Pale Fire. It is a wild, incandescent book that creates a literary universe of its own. Blending the personal and the philosophical, the raw and the surreal, the transgressive and the heartbreaking, Harry Dodge revitalizes our world, illuminating the magic just under the surface of daily life.

That Man in Our Lives

That Man in Our Lives
A Book

by Xu Xi

  • Publisher : C&r Press
  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN : 9781936196500
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fiction. Asian & Asian American Studies. In THAT MAN IN OUR LIVES, New York-Hong Kong author Xu Xi extends the fictional universe of her earlier novels. New York is the perch from which she examines the shifting balance of power between China and the US, set against a tale of lifelong friendships between Gordon Ashberry--"Gordie" or "Hui Guo"--and his two best friends Harold Haight and Larry Woo and their families. Born to wealthy East Coast parents, Gordon is a Sinophile who has never held a job, married or raised children. His one attempt in his thirties to run an aircraft leasing business almost ends in bankruptcy and the loss of his inheritance. When Gordon turns fifty, he tells Harold, a tax lawyer, that he wants to give all his money away. An opportunistic young Chinese writer learns of this, she approaches him to write a book (Honey Money) about his decision, and upon publication it becomes a minor cult success. The ensuing publicity sends him into a self-imposed exile for several years, including from all his friends. The novel opens in March 2003 when Gordon is fifty-five and decides to disappear during a flight delay in Tokyo. The pre and post fallout around that disappearance informs this novel about the friend who has always been in your life, until he isn't, and how much or little we know of those we think we know well. Originally inspired by John Adams' opera Nixon in China, a large cast of characters traverse the globe in search of this missing protagonist, a Gatsby-ish figure with Chinese characteristics. THAT MAN IN OUR LIVES is Xu's metafictional answer to the late 18th Century Chinese classic novel, Cao Xueqin's Dreams of Red Chambers. "With THAT MAN IN OUR LIVES, Xu Xi deepens her explorations of absence, alternate realities, and the elusiveness of identity in our increasingly fragmented world. When Gordon Ashberry vanishes one night at Narita Airport, a global mystery ensues, one in which every avenue of inquiry teasingly leads to a cascade of connections, insights and fractured possibilities. With heart and wisdom, THAT MAN IN OUR LIVES is ultimately an intense examination of the very nature of storytelling."--Adam Johnson

The Female Man

The Female Man
A Book

by Joanna Russ

  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 2018-05-08
  • Pages : 221
  • ISBN : 1504050932
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Four alternate selves from radically different realities come together in this “dazzling” and “trailblazing work” (The Washington Post). Widely acknowledged as Joanna Russ’s masterpiece, The Female Man is the suspenseful, surprising, darkly witty, and boldly subversive chronicle of what happens when Jeannine, Janet, Joanna, and Jael—all living in parallel worlds—meet. Librarian Jeannine is waiting for marriage in a past where the Depression never ended, Janet lives on a utopian Earth with an all-female population, Joanna is a feminist in the 1970s, and Jael is a warrior with claws and teeth on an Earth where male and female societies are at war with each other. When the four women begin traveling to one another’s worlds, their preconceptions on gender and identity are forever challenged. With “palpable anger . . . leavened by wit and humor” (The New York Times), Russ both employs and upends genre conventions to deliver a wickedly satiric and exhilarating version of when worlds collide and women get woke. This ebook includes the Nebula Award–winning bonus short story “When It Changed,” set in the world of The Female Man.

The Old Man and The Sea

The Old Man and The Sea
A Book

by Ernest Hemingway

  • Publisher : World Heritage Publishers Ltd
  • Release : 2015-01-01
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 6144134034
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A short heroic novel by Ernest Hemingway is a story that centers on an aging fisherman who engages in an epic battle to catch a giant marlin It was published in 1952 and awarded the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Author: Ernest Hemingway Genre: Novel

Am I That Man?

Am I That Man?
A Book

by Brian Willis

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2013-01-01
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN : 9780980881950
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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am I that man? How Heroes, Role Models and Mentors Can Shape Your Life is a book whose thought-provoking title not only poses an important question, but commands the reader to search deep within himself for the answers. am I that man? is more than just a question, it is a philosophy; a guide for life. This book is about the conscious decisions you make every day as you plan how to move forward with your personal growth and development. It's about how you respond to failure and whether or not you pursue your dreams. It's about the decisions you make about how you are going to treat other people. It's about your life and how you answer the question, "am I that man?" Within the pages of this inspirational book, you'll find personal stories of courage, patience and faith from real-life heroes, role model and mentors with a message to share. Included are 31 heartfelt stories of life-lessons; some handed down from father to son, some learned through personal experience. No matter what the story, its message will shine through and act as a beacon of light to guide the reader through their own challenges. am I that man? is the perfect inspiration for college students and young adults when facing pressures coming from everywhere-parents, peers, teachers, employers, spouses. The stories will inspire them to make the right choices at every crossroad, which is something most men want to do, but sometimes find it difficult to know which choice for them. This powerful new book helps them do just that. am I that man? is an inspirational guide for every man, regardless of their age or station in life, who is seeking to be a better son, a better father, a better husband, a better leader, a better mentor and a better role model.

All that Makes a Man

All that Makes a Man
Love and Ambition in the Civil War South

by Stephen William Berry

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2004-05
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN : 0195176286
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As the realities of the war became apparent, however, the letters and diaries turned from idealized themes of honor and country to solemn reflections on love and home."--Jacket.

Light Years

Light Years
A Book

by James Salter

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2011-02-09
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0307781720
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This exquisite, resonant novel by PEN/Faulkner winner James Salter is a brilliant portrait of a marriage by a contemporary American master. It is the story of Nedra and Viri, whose favored life is centered around dinners, ingenious games with their children, enviable friends, and near-perfect days passed skating on a frozen river or sunning on the beach. But even as he lingers over the surface of their marriage, Salter lets us see the fine cracks that are spreading through it, flaws that will eventually mar the lovely picture beyond repair. Seductive, witty, and elegantly nuanced, Light Years is a classic novel of an entire generation that discovered the limits of its own happiness—and then felt compelled to destroy it.