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Known and Strange Things

Known and Strange Things
A Book

by Teju Cole

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2017-09-07
  • Pages : 393
  • ISBN : 9780571328062
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Shortlisted for the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award and the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay A blazingly intelligent first collection of essays from the award-winning author of Open City and Every Day Is for the Thief. With these pieces on politics, photography, travel, history and literature, Teju Cole solidifies his place as one of today's most powerful and original voices, covering subjects as diverse as Virginia Woolf, W.G Sebald, Instagram, Barack Obama and Boko Haram. Persuasive and provocative, erudite yet accessible, Known and Strange Things is an opportunity to live within Teju Cole's wide-ranging enthusiasms, curiosities and passions, and a chance to see the world in surprising and affecting new frames.

Known and Strange Things

Known and Strange Things
A Book

by Teju Cole

  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release : 2016-08-16
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0571328075
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A blazingly intelligent first collection of essays from the award-winning author of Open City and Every Day Is for the Thief. With these pieces on politics, photography, travel, history and literature - many of which have become viral sensations, shared and debated around the globe - Teju Cole solidifies his place as one of today's most powerful and original voices. On page after page, deploying prose dense with beauty and ideas, he finds fresh and potent ways to interpret art, people and historical moments. Cole tells of his engagement with Virginia Woolf through her diaries, before reflecting on an episode of temporary blindness in New York. He looks at the rise of Instagram and interrogates the value of its images. He examines the transition of the candidate Obama, the avid reader, into a 'forever-war' president on the global stage. Persuasive and provocative, erudite yet accessible, Known and Strange Things is an opportunity to live within Teju Cole's wide-ranging enthusiasms, curiosities and passions, and a chance to see the world in surprising and affecting new frames. 'A book written with a scalpel, a microscope, and walking shoes, full of telling details and sometimes big surprises.' Rebecca Solnit

Blind Spot

Blind Spot
A Book

by Teju Cole

  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release : 2017-07-04
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0571335039
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The shadow of a tree in upstate New York. A hotel room in Switzerland. A young stranger in the Congo. In Blind Spot, readers will follow Teju Cole's inimitable artistic vision into the visual realm, as he continues to refine the voice and intellectual obsessions that earned him such acclaim for Open City. In more than 150 pairs of images and surprising, lyrical text, Cole explores his complex relationship to the visual world through his two great passions: writing and photography. Blind Spot is a testament to the art of seeing by one of the most powerful and original voices in contemporary literature.

Open City

Open City
A Book

by Teju Cole

  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release : 2011-08-04
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0571279449
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'The past, if there is such a thing, is mostly empty space, great expanses of nothing, in which significant persons and events float. Nigeria was like that for me: mostly forgotten, except for those few things that I remembered with outsize intensity.' Along the streets of Manhattan, a young Nigerian doctor doing his residency wanders aimlessly. The walks meet a need for Julius: they are a release from the tightly regulated mental environment of work, and they give him the opportunity to process his relationships, his recent breakup with his girlfriend, his present, his past. Though he is navigating the busy parts of town, the impression of countless faces does nothing to assuage his feelings of isolation. But it is not only a physical landscape he covers; Julius crisscrosses social territory as well, encountering people from different cultures and classes who will provide insight on his journey-which takes him to Brussels, to the Nigeria of his youth, and into the most unrecognizable facets of his own soul. A haunting novel about national identity, race, liberty, loss, dislocation, and surrender, Teju Cole's Open City seethes with intelligence. Written in a clear, rhythmic voice that lingers, this book is a mature, profound work by an important new author who has much to say about our world.

Verbal-Visual Configurations in Postcolonial Literature

Verbal-Visual Configurations in Postcolonial Literature
Intermedial Aesthetics

by Birgit Neumann,Gabriele Rippl

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-04-23
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN : 1000060500
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Examining a range of contemporary Anglophone texts, this book opens up postcolonial and transcultural studies for discussions of visuality and vision. It argues that the preoccupation with visual practices in Anglophone literatures addresses the power of images, vision and visual aesthetics to regulate cultural visibility and modes of identification in an unevenly structured world. The representation of visual practices in the imaginative realm of fiction opens up a zone in which established orders of the sayable and visible may be revised and transformed. In 12 chapters, the book examines narrative fiction by writers such as Michael Ondaatje, Derek Walcott, Salman Rushdie, David Dabydeen and NoViolet Bulawayo, who employ word-image relations to explore the historically fraught links between visual practices and the experience of modernity in a transcultural context. Against this conceptual background, the examination of verbal-visual relations will illustrate how Anglophone fiction models alternative modes of re-presentation that reflect critically on hegemonic visual regimes and reach out for new, more pluralized forms of exchange.

Authorship’s Wake

Authorship’s Wake
Writing After the Death of the Author

by Philip Sayers

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2020-12-10
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1501367684
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Authorship's Wake examines the aftermath of the 1960s critique of the author, epitomized by Roland Barthes's essay, “The Death of the Author.” This critique has given rise to a body of writing that confounds generic distinctions separating the literary and the theoretical. Its archive consists of texts by writers who either directly participated in this critique, as Barthes did, or whose intellectual formation took place in its immediate aftermath. These writers include some who are known primarily as theorists (Judith Butler), others known primarily as novelists (Zadie Smith, David Foster Wallace), and yet others whose texts are difficult to categorize (the autofiction of Chris Kraus, Sheila Heti, and Ben Lerner; the autotheory of Maggie Nelson). These writers share not only a central motivating question – how to move beyond the critique of the author-subject – but also a way of answering it: by writing texts that merge theoretical concerns with literary discourse. Authorship's Wake traces the responses their work offers in relation to four themes: communication, intention, agency, and labor.

Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney
A Book

by Helen Hennessy Vendler

  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 2000-03
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN : 9780674002050
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Poet and critic are well met, as one of our best writers on poetry takes up one of the world's great poets. Whereas other books on the Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney have dwelt chiefly on the biographical, geographical, and political aspects of his writing, this book looks squarely and deeply at Heaney's poetry as art.

In Whatever Houses We May Visit: An Anthology of Poems That Have Inspired Physicians

In Whatever Houses We May Visit: An Anthology of Poems That Have Inspired Physicians
An Anthology of Poems that Have Inspired Physicians

by Anonim

  • Publisher : ACP Press
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9781934465714
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This new anthology features both well-known poets and emerging voices reflecting upon the relationships and experiences of doctors and patients, the ups and downs of illness, and the art of healing.

The Soul of Supervision

The Soul of Supervision
Integrating Practice and Theory

by Margaret Benefiel

  • Publisher : Church Publishing, Inc.
  • Release : 2010-10-01
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780819227287
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With national and international concern around issues of abuse, burnout, meaninglessness, and spiritual bankruptcy in every profession, supervision is becoming increasingly necessary for people who desire life-giving care and understanding in their work and ministry. This new book provides a framework of theory and experience to develop the strengths and address the challenges of professional supervision with particular focus on developing spiritual sensitivity and competency.

Path of the Novice Mystic

Path of the Novice Mystic
Maintaining a Beginner's Heart and Mind

by Paul Dunion

  • Publisher : Greenleaf Book Group
  • Release : 2013-10-01
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN : 1938416406
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Path of the Novice Mystic provides a unique look into the world of secular mysticism. Dr. Paul Dunion suggests that peace comes when we accept the world’s inherent uncertainties and begin to approach life with elevated curiosity and enthusiasm. Dunion guides you toward maintaining a heightened level of mindfulness in everyday life. He shows how the simple act of being fully present and cultivating a soul practice opens the gates to unity—the essence of the novice secular mystic and the key to finding depth and meaning in life. While his instruction is clear, Dunion does not suggest a cure-all formula. Rather, he encourages honest self-examination and arms you with thoughtful questions that will incite true personal reflection, thereby allowing you to develop a personal philosophy. With this unique blend of psychology, philosophy, and spirituality, Path of the Novice Mystic is sure to open the heart and mind to a more enriching way of life.

Every Day is for the Thief

Every Day is for the Thief
A Book

by Teju Cole

  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release : 2014-04-03
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0571307930
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A young man decides to visit Nigeria after years of absence. Ahead lies the difficult journey back to the family house and all its memories; meetings with childhood friends and above all, facing up to the paradox of Nigeria, whose present is as burdened by the past as it is facing a new future. Along the way, our narrator encounters life in Lagos. He is captivated by a woman reading on a danfo; attempts to check his email are frustrated by Yahoo boys; he is charmingly duped buying fuel. He admires the grace of an aunty, bereaved by armed robbers and is inspired by the new malls and cultural venues. The question is: should he stay or should he leave? But before the story can even begin, he has to queue for his visa.. Every Day is for the Thiefis a striking portrait of Nigeria in change. Through a series of cinematic portraits of everyday life in Lagos, Teju Cole provides a fresh approach to the returnee experience.- See more at: http://www.cassavarepublic.biz/products/every-day-is-for-the-thief#sthash.qe7r4oNv.dpuf

Word in the Wilderness

Word in the Wilderness
A poem a day for Lent and Easter

by Malcolm Guite

  • Publisher : Canterbury Press
  • Release : 2014-11-30
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1848256787
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For every day from Shrove Tuesday to Easter Day, the bestselling poet Malcolm Guite chooses a favourite poem from across the Christian spiritual and English literary traditions and offers incisive seasonal reflections on it. Lent is a time to reorient ourselves, clarify our minds, slow down, recover from distraction and focus on the values of God’s kingdom. Poetry, with its power to awaken the mind, is an ideal companion for such a time. This collection enables us to turn aside from everyday routine and experience moments of transfigured vision as we journey through the desert landscape of Lent and find refreshment along the way. Following each poem with a helpful prose reflection, Malcolm Guite has selected from classical and contemporary poets, from Dante, John Donne and George Herbert to Seamus Heaney, Rowan Williams and Gillian Clarke, and his own acclaimed poetry.

Afropolitan Literature as World Literature

Afropolitan Literature as World Literature
A Book

by James Hodapp

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2020-01-23
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 1501342592
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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African literature has never been more visible than it is today. Whereas Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, and Ngugi wa Thiong'o defined a golden generation of African writers in the 20th century, a new generation of “Afropolitan” writers including Chimamanda Adichie, Teju Cole, Taiye Selasi, and NoViolet Bulawayo have taken the world by storm by snatching up prestigious awards and selling millions of copies of their works. But what is the new, increasingly fashionable and marketable, Afropolitan vision of Africa's place in the world that they offer? How does it differ from that of previous generations? Why do some dissent? Afropolitanism refuses to reinforce images of Africa in world media as merely poor, war-torn, diseased, and constantly falling into chaos. By complicating the image of Africa as a hapless victim, Afropolitanism focuses on the wide-ranging influence Africa has on the world. However, some have characterized this kind of writing as light, populist fare that panders to Western audiences. Afropolitan Literature as World Literature examines the controversy surrounding Afropolitan literature in light of the unprecedented circulation of culture made possible by globalization, and ultimately argues for expanding its geographic and temporal boundaries.

Art, History, and Postwar Fiction

Art, History, and Postwar Fiction
A Book

by Kevin Brazil

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2018-10-18
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0192557823
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Art, History, and Postwar Fiction explores the ways in which novelists responded to the visual arts from the aftermath of the Second World War to the present day. If art had long served as a foil to enable novelists to reflect on their craft, this book argues that in the postwar period, novelists turned to the visual arts to develop new ways of conceptualizing the relationship between literature and history. The sense that the novel was becalmed in the end of history was pervasive in the postwar decades. In seeming to bring modernism to a climax whilst repeating its foundational gestures, visual art also raised questions about the relationship between continuity and change in the development of art. In chapters on Samuel Beckett, William Gaddis, John Berger, and W. G. Sebald, and shorter discussions of writers like Doris Lessing, Kathy Acker, and Teju Cole, this book shows that writing about art was often a means of commenting on historical developments of the period: the Cold War, the New Left, the legacy of the Holocaust. Furthermore, it argues that forms of postwar visual art, from abstraction to the readymade, offered novelists ways of thinking about the relationship between form and history that went beyond models of reflection or determination. By doing so, this book also argues that attention to interactions between literature and art can provide critics with new ways to think about the relationship between literature and history beyond reductive oppositions between formalism and historicism, autonomy and context.

Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney
An Introduction

by Richard Rankin Russell

  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release : 2016-09-13
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 1474401686
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The first detailed introduction to the entirety of Seamus Heaneys workThis study will enable readers to gain clearer understanding of the life and major works of Seamus Heaney. It considers literary influences on Heaney, ranging from English poets such as Wordsworth, Hughes, and Auden to Irish poets such as Kavanagh and Yeats to world poets such as Virgil and Dante. It shows how Heaney was closely attuned to poetry's impact on daily life and current events even as he articulated a convincing apologia for poetry's own life and integrity. Discussing Heaney's deep immersion in Irish Catholicism, this book demonstrates how faith influenced his belief system, poetry and politics. Finally, it also considers how deeply Heaney's artistic endeavours were intertwined with politics in Northern Ireland, especially through his embrace of constitutional nationalism but rejection of physical force republicanism.Key FeaturesIncludes sections on biography, historical, cultural and political contexts, poetry and other genres, as well as a concluding section on primary works and secondary criticismPays special attention to the marriage of form and content in the poetry and how they work together to express subtle shades of meaningOffers close readings of Heaney's canonical poems throughout his career, including the early seminal poems such as Digging, the abog poems, and his many elegies, such as Casualty, Station Island, and ClearancesDraws on drafts of the poems and prose at the Heaney archives at Emory University and the National Library of Ireland

Borders, Media Crossings and the Politics of Translation

Borders, Media Crossings and the Politics of Translation
The Gaze from Southern Africa

by Pier Paolo Frassinelli

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2019-07-02
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN : 042963935X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book examines concepts of the border and translation within the context of social and cultural theory through the lens of southern Africa. Borders, Media Crossings and the Politics of Translation studies a diverse range of media representations of borders, imagined borders, border struggles, collectivity boundaries and scenes of translation: films, documentaries, literary texts, photographs, websites and other media texts and artistic interventions. The book makes a case for bringing together media texts and sociocultural experiences across multiple platforms. It argues that this transdisciplinary approach is singularly suited to the age of media convergence, when words, speech, music, videos and images compete for attention on the screens of digital devices where the written, oral, aural and visual are constantly mixed and remixed. But it also reminds the reader of the digital divides linked to socioeconomic, cultural, language and geopolitical borders. With its focus on sociocultural borders and translation, this book will be of interest to scholars and students of media studies, African studies and cultural studies.

Contemporary Novelists and the Aesthetics of Twenty-First Century American Life

Contemporary Novelists and the Aesthetics of Twenty-First Century American Life
A Book

by Alexandra Kingston-Reese

  • Publisher : University of Iowa Press
  • Release : 2020-01-01
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 1609386752
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Contemporary Novelists and the Aesthetics of Twenty-First Century American Life gives us a new way to view contemporary art novels, asking the key question: How do contemporary writers imagine aesthetic experience? Examining the works of some of the most popular names in contemporary fiction and art criticism, including Zadie Smith, Teju Cole, Siri Hustvedt, Ben Lerner, Rachel Kushner, and others, Alexandra Kingston-Reese finds that contemporary art novels are seeking to reconcile the negative feelings of contemporary life through a concerted critical realignment in understanding artistic sensibility, literary form, and the function of the aesthetic. Kingston-Reese reveals how contemporary writers refract and problematize aesthetic experience, illuminating an uneasiness with failure: firstly, about the failure of aesthetic experiences to solve and save; and secondly, the literary inability to articulate the emotional dissonance caused by aesthetic experiences now.

Refugee Imaginaries

Refugee Imaginaries
Research Across the Humanities

by Cox Emma Cox

  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release : 2019-11-01
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 1474443214
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Charts new directions for interdisciplinary research on refugee writing and representationPlaces refugee imaginaries at the centre of interdisciplinary exchange, demonstrating the vital new perspectives on refugee experience available in humanities researchBrings together leading research in literary, performance, art and film studies, digital and new media, postcolonialism and critical race theory, transnational and comparative cultural studies, history, anthropology, philosophy, human geography and cultural politicsThe refugee has emerged as one of the key figures of the twenty-first-century. This book explores how refugees imagine the world and how the world imagines them. It demonstrates the ways in which refugees have been written into being by international law, governmental and non-governmental bodies and the media, and foregrounds the role of the arts and humanities in imagining, historicising and protesting the experiences of forced migration and statelessness. Including thirty-two newly written chapters on representations by and of refugees from leading researchers in the field, Refugee Imaginaries establishes the case for placing the study of the refugee at the centre of contemporary critical enquiry.

The Cambridge Companion to Twenty-First Century American Fiction

The Cambridge Companion to Twenty-First Century American Fiction
A Book

by Joshua Miller

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2021-09-23
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 1108838278
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume explores the most exciting trends in 21st century US fiction's genres, themes, and concepts.

The Market Logics of Contemporary Fiction

The Market Logics of Contemporary Fiction
A Book

by Paul Crosthwaite

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2019-07-18
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 1108499562
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Contemporary British and American fiction is defined by financial markets' power over the global publishing industry and the global economy.