Last Night in Twisted River

Last Night in Twisted River
A Book

by John Irving

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2012-05-10
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN : 1448127831
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1954, in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in northern New Hampshire, a twelve-year-old boy mistakes the local constable's girlfriend for a bear. Both the twelve-year-old and his father become fugitives, pursued by the constable. Their lone protector is a fiercely libertarian logger, once a river driver, who befriends them. In a story spanning five decades, Last Night in Twisted River - John Irving's twelfth novel - depicts the recent half-century in the United States as a world 'where lethal hatreds were generally permitted to run their course.' From the novel's taut opening sentence to its elegiac final chapter, what distinguishes Last Night in Twisted River is the author's unmistakable voice, the inimitable voice of an accomplished storyteller.

Last Night in Twisted River

Last Night in Twisted River
A Novel

by John Winslow Irving

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 554
  • ISBN : 9789023455806
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Last Night in Twisted River

Last Night in Twisted River
A Novel

by John Irving

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 554
  • ISBN : 9781616644079
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1954, in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in northern New Hampshire, an anxious twelve-year-old boy mistakes the local constable's girlfriend for a bear. Both the twelve-year-old and his father become fugitives, forced to run from Coos County--to Boston, to southern Vermont, to Toronto--pursued by the implacable constable. Their lone protector is a fiercely libertarian logger, once a river driver, who befriends them. A tale that spans five decades.

Novels by John Irving

Novels by John Irving
A Prayer for Owen Meany, a Son of the Circus, a Widow for One Year, in One Person, Last Night in Twisted River, Se

by Source Wikipedia

  • Publisher : University-Press.org
  • Release : 2013-09
  • Pages : 22
  • ISBN : 9781230485652
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 21. Chapters: A Prayer for Owen Meany, A Son of the Circus, A Widow for One Year, In One Person, Last Night in Twisted River, Setting Free the Bears, The 158-Pound Marriage, The Cider House Rules, The Fourth Hand, The Hotel New Hampshire, The Water-Method Man, The World According to Garp, Until I Find You. Excerpt: Last Night in Twisted River is a 2009 novel by American writer John Irving, his twelfth since 1968. It was first published in Canada by Knopf Canada on October 20, 2009, and in the United States by Random House on October 27, 2009. The novel spans five decades and is about a boy and his father who flee the logging community of Twisted River on the Androscoggin River in northern New Hampshire after a tragic accident. While on the run, the boy grows up to become a famous writer, writing eight semi-autobiographical novels. The book was included in Time's 2009 list of "the fall's most anticipated movies, books, TV shows, albums and exhibits." Last Night in Twisted River took 20 years to conceive and write, and is a story within a story that shows the development of a novelist and the writing process. It uses many of the themes and plot devices that have already seen treatment in other works by the author. The career of the novelist in the book closely tracks the career of Irving himself, making it Irving's most overtly autobiographical novel. The book received mixed reviews in the press. The Independent called it Irving's most powerful work to date, while The Dallas Morning News admired Irving's modern version of the traditional flight and revenge theme. The New York Times was not as impressed and felt that with better editing it could have equalled some of Irving's more powerful works. The St. Petersburg Times described the novel as a "loose and baggy tale in search of a center." The...

Visions and Revisions

Visions and Revisions
The Word and the Text

by Roger Kojecký,Andrew Tate

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2013-09-05
  • Pages : 165
  • ISBN : 1443852457
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Literary texts are more or less obliged to make reference to entities beyond themselves. Drawing on other texts, ideas previously written, or on the resources of language, they make their attempts to communicate, entertain, and enlist sympathy, or even to offer counsel. Some texts profess an a priori vision, others adopt a style of reporting only contingencies. A dialogic relation can be posited between the ideal and the real, heaven and earth, imagination and reason, langue and parole, essence and substance, poetry and prose. The poetic and creative impulse is engaged with an ever present need to purify the dialect of the tribe. The topics in Visions and Revisions reflect writers’ labours with form at whatever distance from the original sources of inspiration. The authors discussed include William Blake, Marilynne Robinson, Salman Rushdie, William Golding, John Irving, David Lodge, Sara Maitland and Hilary Mantel. Verbal by definition, texts make use of other texts and are dependent on the cultural matrix. Readers are also writers in one kind or another. In both modes they may gain impetus or inspiration by re-visioning their origins as well as their ends. This book will offer readers new ways to understand the literary creations of some writers with affinities to the Western spiritual, and specifically Christian, tradition.

Storied Waters

Storied Waters
35 Fabled Fly Fishing Destinations and the Writers & Artists Who Made Them Famous

by David A. Van Wie

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2019-10-01
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 081176821X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Storied Waters chronicles the author’s six-week odyssey from Maine to Wisconsin and back to explore and fly fish America’s most storied waters and celebrate the writers and artists who made them famous. In a 5,000-mile odyssey covering over 50 locations in eight states, Van Wie follows and fishes in the footsteps of giants from Thoreau to Hemingway, Robert Traver to Corey Ford, Louise Dickinson Rich to Aldo Leopold to Winslow Homer and many more. Storied Waters provides a virtual roadmap through 200 years of fly-fishing literature and a literal roadmap—complete with local fishing tips—to the hallowed waters of our sport. In each chapter, informative sidebars detail fishing spots, best times to fish, major hatches, and other intel. Storied Waters is a grand vicarious adventure, driving the backroads for weeks at a time exploring beautiful places, and meeting fascinating people who share a common interest. With an easy, conversational writing voice enhanced with spectacular photographs, Van Wie relates an eclectic mix of travel narrative, natural history, and fishing tips and advice, as well as a deep (but sometimes humorously irreverent) appreciation for the writers who have created such a rich legacy of stories about fishing over the past 200 years.

Encyclopedia of the American Novel

Encyclopedia of the American Novel
A Book

by Abby H. P. Werlock,James P. Werlock

  • Publisher : Infobase Learning
  • Release : 2015-04-22
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 143814069X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Provides a comprehensive reference to the novel in American literature with over 900 entries containing critical analyses and synopses of individual novels, novelist biographies, essays on fiction genres, and more.

Love and Death

Love and Death
Four Zen Novels

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1257828037
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Zoom!

Zoom!
The faster way to make your business idea happen

by Ian Sanders,David Sloly

  • Publisher : Pearson UK
  • Release : 2012-09-26
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 0273755692
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Included in the Independent’s ‘Top Ten Business Start Up Books’ 2012 Short, punchy and practical, this book is packed with powerful tools, techniques and ideas that will get you ready to launch your business in just 60 days. With useful advice on everything you need to make your business happen, from marketing, to logo design, accounts, registration, e-commerce and everything else in-between.

The Cancer Odyssey

The Cancer Odyssey
Discovering Truth and Inspiration on the Way to Wellness

by Margaret Brennan Bermel, MBA

  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2011-03-10
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN : 1456885391
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Chemotherapy is the greatest fraud ever perpetrated upon the American public. This statement must reach the public consciousness. The Big Pharma-FDA complex must be exposed as a cartel colluding, not on curing cancer, but on generating profits. Does chemotherapy work? Maybe, sometimes, with some specific cancers. But very often, it does not work. The “best weapon” used in the “war on cancer” traces its genesis to mustard gas. The cancer may die, but the collateral damage is the patient’s life. Approximately 600,000 Americans die each year ostensibly from “cancer”—but are they actually dying from treatment? A very provocative question. Bill Henderson interviews Margaret Bermel about her new book called “The Cancer Odyssey.” Bill says, "I really enjoyed your book. If everyone would read it BEFORE they get the cancer diagnosis (and go into "fear orbit"), the millions of unnecessary "cancer" deaths would end." Here is a direct link where you can listen to it or download it (plain mp3 audio file). http://webtalkradio.net/?s=bill+henderson&task=search How to Live Cancer Free – “The Cancer Odyssey” by Margaret Bermel

Insight Guides New England

Insight Guides New England
A Book

by Insight Guides

  • Publisher : Apa Publications (UK) Limited
  • Release : 2015-06-01
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1780058764
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Insight Guides: Inspiring your next adventure Insight Guide New England will give you the best advice and inspiration for planning your perfect getaway. Plan the perfect trip with Insight Guides' unique combination of inspiring photos, absorbing narrative and detailed maps. Lively features on New England's history and culture provide an in-depth introduction to what makes the region unique, while stunning photography captures its people, landscape, flora and fauna. This guide will leave you breathless as you explore the mountains of Vermont, the shores of Maine, and the islands of Massachusetts. Our detailed maps are cross-referenced to the text, so you'll always know what to look for, whether it's the best spot to catch the colourful fall foliage or where to find the best microbreweries and seafood restaurants. The travel tips section is packed with useful information on transport, climate, festivals and outdoor activities, and provides answers to such questions as when to go and what to budget for your trip. Planning to spend a few days or more in Boston? Why not buy our City Guide Boston, the perfect companion to Insight Guide New England. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-color print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travelers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure. 'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine

Curvology

Curvology
The Origins and Power of Female Body Shape

by David Bainbridge

  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release : 2015-11-09
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1468312944
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Few things are as tantalizing as a woman’s curves…and yet, humans are the only mammals on earth whose females have curvy bodies. Why? And what does this unique body shape mean for us? In Curvology, researcher David Bainbridge uses his scientific know-how to get to the bottom of this anatomical mystery and to explore the social and psychological consequences of our cultural fixation with curves and fat.Bainbridge brings thorough and clear-headed scientific research to this topic, as well as an admirable understanding of the real-life ramifications of the fascinating statistics and provocative studies he cites. Blending evolutionary biology, cultural observation, and cutting-edge psychology, Bainbridge critically synthesize the science and history of women’s body shape, from ancient homonids to the age of the selfie, offering insights into how women’s bodies became objects of fascination and raising awareness about what this scrutiny does to our brains.Packed with controversial and compelling findings that drive us to think about the significance of our curves and what they mean for future generations, Curvology offers not just a compelling collection of facts and studies, but an endlessly fascinating take on evolution and its consequences.

Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context [4 volumes]

Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context [4 volumes]
A Book

by Linda De Roche

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2021-06-30
  • Pages : 1348
  • ISBN : 1440853592
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This four-volume reference work surveys American literature from the early 20th century to the present day, featuring a diverse range of American works and authors and an expansive selection of primary source materials. Bringing useful and engaging material into the classroom, this four-volume set covers more than a century of American literary history—from 1900 to the present. Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context profiles authors and their works and provides overviews of literary movements and genres through which readers will understand the historical, cultural, and political contexts that have shaped American writing. Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context provides wide coverage of authors, works, genres, and movements that are emblematic of the diversity of modern America. Not only are major literary movements represented, such as the Beats, but this work also highlights the emergence and development of modern Native American literature, African American literature, and other representative groups that showcase the diversity of American letters. A rich selection of primary documents and background material provides indispensable information for student research. Covers significant authors, as well as those neglected by history, and their works from major historical and cultural periods of the last century, including authors writing today Situates authors' works not only within their own canon but also with the historical and cultural context of the U.S. more broadly Positions primary documents after specific authors or works, allowing readers to read excerpts critically in light of the entries Examines literary movements, forms, and genres that also pay special attention to multi-ethnic and women writers

The Hotel New Hampshire

The Hotel New Hampshire
A Book

by John Irving

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2012-05-10
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 1448111919
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'The first of my father's illusions was that bears could survive the life lived by human beings, and the second was that human beings could survive a life led in hotels.' So says John Berry, son of a hapless dreamer, brother to a cadre of eccentric siblings, and chronicler of the lives lived, the loves experienced, the deaths met, and the myriad strange and wonderful times encountered by the family Berry. Hoteliers, pet-bear owners, friends of Freud (the animal trainer and vaudevillian, that is), and playthings of mad fate, they 'dream on' in this funny, sad, outrageous, and moving novel.

Neither Necessary nor Inevitable

Neither Necessary nor Inevitable
“History Needn’t Have Been Like That”

by Udo W. Middelmann

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2011-07-01
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN : 1621891453
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Historic determinism is a convenient way to tie up the uncomfortable loose ends in the tragic lives of millions and to explain, at the same time, the exceptional opportunities of many of the rest of us. A belief in an inevitable chain of events or the will of God, or destiny, or historic necessity suggests a formula to justify each situation as inevitable. Here history is seen like a single track, on which people ride in different cultural coaches in the same direction. Every stop, every departure is part of a natural schedule. It readily leads to resignation for many and arrogance for the lucky. Neither Necessary nor Inevitable argues and illustrates that such attention to the sirens of retrospective determinism gives a false sense of security and a freedom from responsibility. When history swallows the importance of people's choices, inalienable rights become inalienable conditions. In Neither Necessary nor Inevitable, Udo Middelmann argues that while written history may tell a story of choices and consequences in a tight mesh, living history is the result of genuine choices that render the record too chaotic to support the belief in a controlling master plan of material or divine intention. Instead we each lay down our cultural tracks with personally significant choices. Turns and stops are not inevitable, and each choice affects the course of history for generations. Responsibility is not reduced by the belief in a necessary history or a willful God.

The 158-Pound Marriage

The 158-Pound Marriage
A Book

by John Irving

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2012-05-10
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1448111889
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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On a New England campus, Viennese housewife Utchka and her aspiring writer husband live a rather placid life with their two children.Until, that is, they meet Severin Winter, Professor of German and wrestling coach, and his delicate wife Edith at a faculty party. Utchka and Severin are rather taken with one another, and, conveniently, their spouses appear to be similarly smitten.A bizarre ménage a quatre is the result of these convoluted desires, and what starts out as a bit of fun is soon subject to the darker machinations of obsession,..

The World According to Garp

The World According to Garp
A Book

by John Irving

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 1986
  • Pages : 569
  • ISBN : 0552992054
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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First pub. 1978. A comic and compassionate coming-of-age classic filled with stories inside stories about the life of Garp.

The World According To Garp

The World According To Garp
A Book

by John Irving

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2012-05-10
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN : 1448111943
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the life and times of T. S. Garp, the bastard son of Jenny Fields - a feminist leader ahead of her times. It is also the life and death of a famous mother and her almost-famous son; theirs is a world of sexual extremes - even of sexual assassinations. It is a novel rich with 'lunacy and sorrow'; yet the dark, violent events of the story do not undermine a comedy both ribald and robust. It provides almost cheerful, even hilarious evidence of its famous last line: "In the world according to Garp, we are all terminal cases."

A Widow For One Year

A Widow For One Year
A Book

by John Irving

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2012-05-10
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN : 1448111854
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'One night when she was four and sleeping in the bottom bunk of her bunk bed, Ruth Cole awoke to the sound of lovemaking - it was coming from her parents' bedroom.' This is the story of Ruth Cole. It is told in three parts: on Long Island, in the summer of 1958, when she is only four; in 1990, when she is an unmarried woman whose personal life is not nearly as successful as her literary career; and in the autumn of 1995, when Ruth Cole is a forty-one-year-old widow and mother. She's also about to fall in love for the first time...

The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature
A Book

by Dinah Birch,Katy Hooper

  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 2013-05-30
  • Pages : 832
  • ISBN : 0191036749
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Based on the bestselling Oxford Companion to English Literature, this is an indispensable, compact guide to all aspects of English literature. Over 5,500 new and revised A to Z entries give unrivalled coverage of writers, works, historical context, literary theory, allusions, characters, and plot summaries. Discursive feature entries supply a wealth of information about important genres in literature. For this fourth edition, the dictionary has been fully revised and updated to include expanded coverage of postcolonial, African, black British, and children's literature, as well as improved representation in the areas of science fiction, biography, travel literature, women's writing, gay and lesbian writing, and American literature. The appendices listing literary prize winners, including the Nobel, Man Booker, and Pulitzer prizes, have all been updated and there is also a timeline, chronicling the development of English literature from c. 1000 to the present day. Many entries feature recommended web links, which are listed and regularly updated on a dedicated companion website. Written originally by a team of more than 140 distinguished authors and extensively updated for this new edition, this book provides an essential point of reference for English students, teachers, and all other readers of literature in English.