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Book Amnesia Moon

    Book Details:
  • Author : Jonathan Lethem
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release : 2014-10-09
  • ISBN : 0571317855
  • Pages : 256 pages

Download or read book Amnesia Moon written by Jonathan Lethem and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2014-10-09 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jonathan Lethem, acclaimed author of The Fortress of Solitude and Motherless Brooklyn, here takes the reader on a road trip through a post-apocalyptic USA. Since the war came and the bombs fell, Hatfork, Wyoming, has been a broken-down, mutant-ridden town. Young Chaos lives in the projection booth of the abandoned multiplex cinema, trying to blot out his present, but unable to remember his past. Then, over a can of dog food, the local tyrant Kellogg reveals to Chaos that those bombs never actually fell. The truth, in fact, is a little more complicated . . . So Chaos gets behind the wheel of an automobile and, accompanied by a fur-covered mutant female, sets out onto the empty highway for a journey to the edge of his American nightmare: in search of a missing identity and a stolen love.

Book Reality Simulation in Science Fiction Literature  Film and Television

Download or read book Reality Simulation in Science Fiction Literature Film and Television written by Heather Duerre Humann and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2019-08-13 with total page 203 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In recent decades, science fiction in both print and visual media has produced an outpouring of story lines that feature forms of simulated reality. These depictions appear with such frequency that fictional portrayals of simulated worlds have become a popular sci-fi trope--one that prompts timeless questions about the nature of reality while also tapping into contemporary debates about emerging technologies. In combination with tech-driven tensions, this study shows that our collective sense of living in politically uncertain times also propels the popularity of these story lines. Because of the kinds of questions they raise and the cultural anxieties they provoke, these fictional representations provide a window into contemporary culture and demonstrate how we are reassessing our own reality.

Book Scores

    Book Details:
  • Author : John Clute
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2016-11-24
  • ISBN : 1473219809
  • Pages : 320 pages

Download or read book Scores written by John Clute and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2016-11-24 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For more than 50 years John Clute has been reviewing science fiction and fantasy. As Scores demonstrates, his devotion to the task of understanding the central literatures of our era has not slackened. There are jokes in Scores, and curses, and tirades, and apologies, and riffs; but every word of every review, in the end, is about how we understand the stories we tell about the world. Following on from his two previous books of collected reviews (Strokes and Look at the Evidence) this book collects reviews from a wide variety of sources, but mostly from Interzone, the New York Review of Science Fiction, and Science Fiction Weekly. Where it has seemed possible to do so without distorting contemporary responses to books, these reviews have been revised, sometimes extensively. 125 review articles, over 200 books reviewed in more than 214,000 words.

Book Jonathan Lethem and the Galaxy of Writing

Download or read book Jonathan Lethem and the Galaxy of Writing written by Joseph Brooker and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2019-12-12 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Author of Motherless Brooklyn and The Fortress of Solitude, Jonathan Lethem is one of the most celebrated and significant American writers working today. This new scholarly study draws on a deep knowledge of all Lethem's work to explore the range of his writing, from his award-winning fiction to his work in comics and criticism. Reading Lethem in relation to five themes crucial to his work, Joseph Brooker considers influence and intertextuality; the role of genres such as crime, science fiction and the Western; the imaginative production of worlds; superheroes and comic book traditions; and the representation of New York City. Close readings of Lethem's fiction are contextualized by reference to broader conceptual and comparative frames, as well as to Lethem's own voluminous non-fictional writing and his adaptation of precursors from Franz Kafka to Raymond Chandler. Rich in critical insight, Jonathan Lethem and the Galaxy of Writing demonstrates how an understanding of this author illuminates contemporary literature and culture at large.

Book Conversations with Jonathan Lethem

Download or read book Conversations with Jonathan Lethem written by Jaime Clarke and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2011-06-01 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Conversations with Jonathan Lethem collects fourteen interviews, conducted over a decade and a half, with the Brooklyn-born author of such novels as Girl in Landscape, Motherless Brooklyn, The Fortress of Solitude, Chronic City, and many others. Winner of the National Book Critics’ Circle Award, Lethem (b. 1964) covers a wide range of subjects, from what it means to incorporate genre into literature, to the impact of the death of his mother on his life and work, to his being a permanent “sophomore on leave” from Bennington College, as well as his flight from Brooklyn to California and its lasting effect on his fiction. Lethem also reveals the many literary and pop culture influences that have informed his writing life. Readers will find Lethem as charming and generous and intelligent as his work. His examination of what it means to live a creative life will reverberate and enlighten scholars and fans alike. His thoughts on science fiction, intellectual property, literary realism, genre, movies, and rock ’n’ roll are articulated with elán throughout the collection, as are his comments on his own development as a craftsman.

Book Amnesia moon

    Book Details:
  • Author : Jonathan Lethem
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2003
  • ISBN : 9788887765779
  • Pages : 256 pages

Download or read book Amnesia moon written by Jonathan Lethem and published by . This book was released on 2003 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Twisted Worlds of Philip K  Dick

Download or read book The Twisted Worlds of Philip K Dick written by Umberto Rossi and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-01-10 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Philip K. Dick was one of the most popular science fiction novelists of the 20th century, but the contradictory and wily writer has troubled critics who attempt encompassing explanations of his work. This book examines Dick’s writing through the lens of ontological uncertainty, providing a comparative map of his oeuvre, tracing both the interior connections between books and his allusive intertextuality. Topics covered include time travel, alternate worlds, androids and simulacra, finite subjective realities and schizophrenia. Twenty novels are explored in detail, including titles that have received scant critical attention. Some of his most important short stories and two of his realist novels are also examined, providing a general introduction to Dick’s body of work.

Book Narrowing the Field

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  • Author : A.P. McCoy
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2016-01-28
  • ISBN : 1409152057
  • Pages : 320 pages

Download or read book Narrowing the Field written by A.P. McCoy and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2016-01-28 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: MURDER, RIVALRY AND REVENGE... 'Fast paced and unbeatable.' The Lady Everything seems to be going right for brilliant young jockey Duncan Claymore. A career on the up, a beautiful wife, and all the trappings of wealth. But Duncan is haunted by the death of one of his arch-rivals. He may not have pulled the trigger, but he still has blood on his hands. As Duncan struggles to keep his focus on the job, Michelle O'Brien - a friend and talented fellow jockey - is killed and Duncan knows this was far from a tragic accident. He's never liked William Osborne, but now he will stop at nothing to avenge Michelle's death. With Duncan's seemingly perfect world starting to come apart at the seams, can he balance his desire for victory on the field with his desire to see justice served? Praise for fast-paced thrilling crime novel, for fans of Stuart MacBride and LJ Ross: 'A fast-paced tale of revenge . . . an entertaining and easy read' HORSE & HOUND 'A pacey read' BELFAST TELEGRAPH 'Efficiently written and tightly plotted with some good twists along the way' CRIME CHRONICLES Other tense, high-stakes novels set in the world of competitive racing by Sports Personality AP McCoy: Taking the Fall

Book Memory Ireland

    Book Details:
  • Author : Oona Frawley
  • Publisher : Syracuse University Press
  • Release : 2014-05-16
  • ISBN : 0815652658
  • Pages : 252 pages

Download or read book Memory Ireland written by Oona Frawley and published by Syracuse University Press. This book was released on 2014-05-16 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the fourth and final volume of the Memory Ireland series, Frawley and O’Callaghan explore the manifestations and values of cultural memory in Joyce’s Ireland, both real and imagined. An exemplary author to consider in relation to questions of how history is remembered and recycled, Joyce creates characters who confront particularly the fraught relationship between the individual and the historical past; between the crisis of colonial history and the colonized state; and between the individual’s memory of his or her own past and the past of the broader culture. The collection includes leading Joyce scholars—Vincent Cheng, Anne Fogarty, Luke Gibbons, and Declan Kiberd—and considers such topics as Jewish memory in Ulysses, history and memory in Finnegans Wake, and Joyce and the Bible.

Book Alzheimer   s Disease in Contemporary U S  Fiction

Download or read book Alzheimer s Disease in Contemporary U S Fiction written by Cristina Garrigós and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-07-29 with total page 174 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume seeks to bring readers to a deeper understanding of contemporary cultural and social configurations of Alzheimer’s disease by analyzing 21st-century U.S. novels in which the disease plays a key narrative role. Via analysis of selected works, Garrigós considers how the erasure of memory in a person with Alzheimer’s affects our idea of the identity of that person and their sense of belonging to a group. Starting out from three different types of memory (individual, social and cultural), the study focuses on the narrative strategies that authors use to configure how the disease is perceived and represented. This study is significant not only because of what the texts reveal about those with Alzheimer’s, but also for what they say about us - about the authors and readers who are producing and consuming these texts, about how we see this disease, and what our attitudes to it say about contemporary U.S. society.

Book The Routledge Companion to Twenty First Century Literary Fiction

Download or read book The Routledge Companion to Twenty First Century Literary Fiction written by Daniel O'Gorman and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-01-15 with total page 462 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The study of contemporary fiction is a fascinating yet challenging one. Contemporary fiction has immediate relevance to popular culture, the news, scholarly organizations, and education – where it is found on the syllabus in schools and universities – but it also offers challenges. What is ‘contemporary’? How do we track cultural shifts and changes? The Routledge Companion to Twenty-First Century Literary Fiction takes on this challenge, mapping key literary trends from the year 2000 onwards, as the landscape of our century continues to take shape around us. A significant and central intervention into contemporary literature, this Companion offers essential coverage of writers who have risen to prominence since then, such as Hari Kunzru, Jennifer Egan, David Mitchell, Jonathan Lethem, Ali Smith, A. L. Kennedy, Hilary Mantel, Marilynne Robinson, and Colson Whitehead. Thirty-eight essays by leading and emerging international scholars cover topics such as: • Identity, including race, sexuality, class, and religion in the twenty-first century; • The impact of technology, terrorism, activism, and the global economy on the modern world and modern literature; • The form and format of twenty-first century literary fiction, including analysis of established genres such as the pastoral, graphic novels, and comedic writing, and how these have been adapted in recent years. Accessible to experts, students, and general readers, The Routledge Companion to Twenty-First Century Literary Fiction provides a map of the critical issues central to the discipline, as well as uncovering new perspectives and new directions for the development of the field. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the past, present, and future of contemporary literature.

Book The Covert Sphere

Download or read book The Covert Sphere written by Timothy Melley and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2012-10-23 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In December 2010 the U.S. Embassy in Kabul acknowledged that it was providing major funding for thirteen episodes of Eagle Four-a new Afghani television melodrama based loosely on the blockbuster U.S. series 24. According to an embassy spokesperson, Eagle Four was part of a strategy aimed at transforming public suspicion of security forces into something like awed respect. Why would a wartime government spend valuable resources on a melodrama of covert operations? The answer, according to Timothy Melley, is not simply that fiction has real political effects but that, since the Cold War, fiction has become integral to the growth of national security as a concept and a transformation of democracy. In The Covert Sphere, Melley links this cultural shift to the birth of the national security state in 1947. As the United States developed a vast infrastructure of clandestine organizations, it shielded policy from the public sphere and gave rise to a new cultural imaginary, "the covert sphere." One of the surprising consequences of state secrecy is that citizens must rely substantially on fiction to "know," or imagine, their nation's foreign policy. The potent combination of institutional secrecy and public fascination with the secret work of the state was instrumental in fostering the culture of suspicion and uncertainty that has plagued American society ever since-and, Melley argues, that would eventually find its fullest expression in postmodernism. The Covert Sphere traces these consequences from the Korean War through the War on Terror, examining how a regime of psychological operations and covert action has made the conflation of reality and fiction a central feature of both U.S. foreign policy and American culture. Melley interweaves Cold War history with political theory and original readings of films, television dramas, and popular entertainments-from The Manchurian Candidate through 24-as well as influential writing by Margaret Atwood, Robert Coover, Don DeLillo, Joan Didion, E. L. Doctorow, Michael Herr, Denis Johnson, Norman Mailer, Tim O'Brien, and many others.

Book Dictionary of Medical Astrology

Download or read book Dictionary of Medical Astrology written by Diane L. Cramer and published by American Federation of Astr. This book was released on 2000-09 with total page 114 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Gospel According to Science Fiction

Download or read book The Gospel According to Science Fiction written by Gabriel Mckee and published by Westminster John Knox Press. This book was released on 2007-01-01 with total page 291 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores the theological nature of science fiction, drawing on examples from television, literature, and films to explain how science fiction can help people understand not only who they are but who they will become.

Book As She Climbed Across the Table

Download or read book As She Climbed Across the Table written by Jonathan Lethem and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2011-04-06 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Anna Karenina left her husband for a dashing officer. Lady Chatterley left hers for the gamekeeper. Now Alice Coombs has her boyfriend for nothing … nothing at all. Just how that should have come to pass and what Philip Engstrand, Alice’s spurned boyfriend, can do about it is the premise for this vertiginous speculative romance by the acclaimed author of Gun, with Occasional Music. Alice Coombs is a particle physicist, and she and her colleagues have created a void, a hole in the universe, that they have taken to calling Lack. But Lack is a nullity with taste—tastes; it absorbs a pomegranate, light bulbs, an argyle sock; it disdains a bow tie, an ice ax, and a scrambled duck egg. To Alice, this selectivity translates as an irresistible personality. To Philip, it makes Lack an unbeatable rival, for how can he win Alice back from something that has no flaws—because it has no qualities? Ingenious, hilarious, and genuinely mind-expanding, As She Climbed Across the Table is the best boy-meets-girl-meets-void story ever written.

Book The Best Novels of the Nineties

Download or read book The Best Novels of the Nineties written by Linda Parent Lesher and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-11-17 with total page 489 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This reader’s guide provides uniquely organized and up-to-date information on the most important and enjoyable contemporary English-language novels. Offering critically substantiated reading recommendations, careful cross-referencing, and extensive indexing, this book is appropriate for both the weekend reader looking for the best new mystery and the full-time graduate student hoping to survey the latest in magical realism. More than 1,000 titles are included, each entry citing major reviews and giving a brief description for each book.

Book The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction

Download or read book The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction written by Eric Carl Link and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2015-01-26 with total page 291 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Companion explores the relationship between the ideas and themes of American science fiction and their roots in the American cultural experience.