Alles über Larry

Roman

Author: Carol Shields

Publisher: Piper Edition

ISBN: 3492990924

Category: Fiction

Page: 428

View: 3905

Sind Sie ein typischer Mann? Was ist ein typischer Mann? Diese Frage stellt Pulitzer-Preisträgerin Carol Shields in diesem ironischen Roman, in dem - nicht ganz zufällig - die Frauen die Hosen anhaben. Am letzten Tag seiner Flitterwochen geht Larry Weller, ein junger Mann, für kurze Zeit zwischen den dunklen Hecken des Labyrinths von Hampton Court verloren: Ein Erlebnis, das sein Leben einschneidend verändert. Denn von nun an träumt Larry davon, ein phantastischer Landschaftsgärtner zu werden, Spezialität Irrgärten. Ein Traum, der ihn zwanzig Jahre lang gefangen halten wird - aber Larry hatte sowieso schon immer das Gefühl, dass das eigentliche Leben anderswo abläuft. Sympathisch, aber etwas unbeholfen, stolpert er von der Ehe mit der kessen Dorrie in die zweite mit der schönen Feministin Beth. Als er am Ende bei Charlotte landet, ist er fast fünfzig und hat sich selbst durch sein eigenes Labyrinth gekämpft ... »Ein großer Gesellschafts- und Entwicklungsroman« Hans Josef Ortheil in der FAZ

Larry's Party

Author: Carol Shields

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101160438

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 7025

The San Diego Tribune called The Stone Diaries a "universal study of what makes women tick." With Larry's Party Carol Shields has done the same for men. Larry Weller, born in 1950, is an ordinary guy made extraordinary by his creator's perception, irony, and tenderness. Larry's Party gives us, as it were, a CAT scan of his life, in episodes between 1977 and 1997, that seamlessly flash backward and forward. We follow this young floral designer through two marriages and divorces, and his interactions with his parents, friends, and a son. Throughout, we witness his deepening passion for garden mazes--so like life, with their teasing treachery and promise of reward. Among all the paradoxes and accidents of his existence, Larry moves through the spontaneity of the seventies, the blind enchantment of the eighties, and the lean, mean nineties, completing at last his quiet, stubborn search for self. Larry's odyssey mirrors the male condition at the end of our century with targeted wit, unerring poignancy, and faultless wisdom.

Garden Plots

The Politics and Poetics of Gardens

Author: Shelley Saguaro

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754637530

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 249

View: 3023

Focusing on a range of twentieth-century texts and including relevant twenty-first century writing, Garden Plots explores the ways in which gardens in fiction represent more than just a familiar theme. Bound up with wider aesthetic and ideological issues, gardens, like literary forms, are subject to transformations. The term 'plots' is a keyword in this approach. It refers to garden plots, literary plots, and more generally, the plotting that is political, polemical, and subversive. Each of the six chapters includes four texts that are familiar and representative. Authors include Virginia Woolf, Eudora Welty, Carol Shields, J. M. Coetzee, Toni Morrison, Leslie Marmon Silko, Jamaica Kincaid, and Philip K. Dick.

Mary Swann

Roman

Author: Carol Shields

Publisher: Piper Edition

ISBN: 3492991106

Category: Fiction

Page: 358

View: 9041

Ein vielschichtiger, mit bissigem Humor geschriebener Roman über den Literaturbetrieb und über menschliche Wahrnehmungen und Wunschprojektionen von Pulitzer-Preisträgerin Carol Shields Mary Swann, eine Bäuerin, wird von ihrem Mann ermordet. Sie hinterlässt eine Tüte voller großartiger Gedichte. Wer war diese Frau? Wie kam sie dazu als einfache Frau solch vollendete Lyrik zu verfassen? Ein Symposium soll das Geheimnis lüften, doch plötzlich verschwinden Mary Swanns Spuren ... "Einer der besten Romane, die ich in diesem Jahr gelesen habe - subtil, witzig, ergreifend, voller Überraschungen und wunderschön komponiert." Margaret Atwood

Larry's Party

A Musical Based on the Novel by Carol Shields

Author: Richard Ouzounian,Marek Norman

Publisher: Virago Press

ISBN: 9781552781937

Category: Musicals

Page: 157

View: 9996

They brought DRACULA to the stage in Stratford and di the same for EMILY in Charlottetown. Now musician Marek Norman and writer Richard Ouzounian have turned their combined talents to Carol Shields’ bestselling novel, LARRY’S PARTY. Included here is an introduction by Richard Ouzounian, the entire play's script and four original songs from the musical.

Fluchtstücke

Roman

Author: Anne Michaels

Publisher: eBook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827079691

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 811

Anne Michaels ist Dichterin. Sie hat als solche zu veröffentlichen begonnen und für ihre 1986 und 1991 erschienenen Gedichtbände «The Weight of Oranges» und «Miner's Pond» Auszeichnungen erhalten. Auch ihr erster Roman mit dem deutschen Titel «Fluchtstücke» enthält Sätze von atemberaubender lyrischer Dichte: Knappheit und Härte der Anfangsseiten ihres Romans üben beim Lesen einen Sog aus, dem man sich nicht entziehen kann: So grauenerregend die Geschichte einsetzt, man will weiterlesen, mehr über das Schicksal des Protagonisten erfahren. Der siebenjährige Jakob Beer wird Zeuge, wie im Zweiten Weltkrieg Deutsche seine Eltern, polnische Juden, erschlagen und seine ältere Schwester verschleppen. Er flieht und versteckt sich auf dem Gelände einer archäologischen Grabungsstätte. Dort wird er nach Tagen von einem griechischen Forscher gefunden und gerettet. In der Obhut dieses Mannes verbringt er seine Kindheit und Jugend auf einer griechischen Insel, später wandert er mit ihm nach Toronto aus. Jakob wird Autor, wird Dichter und versucht seine Erfahrungen auf diesem Wege zu verarbeiten. Die schrecklichen Bilder seiner Kindheit lassen ihn lange nicht los. Eine erste Ehe scheitert daran, und erst als reifer Mann findet er in der Beziehung zu einer jungen Frau zu einer Art innerer Ruhe.

Prizing Literature

The Celebration and Circulation of National Culture

Author: Gillian Roberts

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442642718

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 261

View: 517

When Canadian authors win prestigious literary prizes, from the Governor General's Literary Award to the Man Booker Prize, they are celebrated not only for their achievements, but also for contributing to this country's cultural capital. Discussions about culture, national identity, and citizenship are particularly complicated when the honorees are immigrants, like Michael Ondaatje, Carol Shields, or Rohinton Mistry. Then there is the case of Yann Martel, who is identified both as Canadian and as rootlessly cosmopolitan. How have these writers' identities been recalibrated in order to claim them as 'representative' Canadians? Prizing Literature is the first extended study of contemporary award winning Canadian literature and the ways in which we celebrate its authors. Gillian Roberts uses theories of hospitality to examine how prize-winning authors are variously received and honoured depending on their citizenship and the extent to which they represent 'Canadianness.' Prizing Literature sheds light on popular and media understandings of what it means to be part of a multicultural nation.

Larry's party / druk 1

Author: Carol Shields

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789041704214

Category:

Page: 448

View: 3546

Een jonge Canadees wordt in 1978 gegrepen door doolhoven, die een blijvende rol in zijn leven spelen en een symbool zijn voor zijn zoektocht naar zichzelf.

Die ganze Geschichte

Meine Auseinandersetzung mit Europas Establishment

Author: Yanis Varoufakis

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3956142187

Category: Political Science

Page: 650

View: 2458

Als griechischer Finanzminister löste Varoufakis eine der spektakulärsten und kontroversesten Auseinandersetzungen der jüngsten politischen Geschichte aus, als er versuchte, die Beziehung seines Landes mit der EU neu zu verhandeln. Trotz der massenhaften Unterstützung seitens der griechischen Bevölkerung und der bestechend einfachen Logik seiner Argumente – dass die gigantischen Kredite und die damit verbundene Sparpolitik, die seinem bankrotten Land aufgezwungen wurden, eine zerstörerische Wirkung haben – hatte Varoufakis nur in einem Erfolg: Europas politisches und mediales Establishment in Rage zu versetzen. Aber die wahre Geschichte der damaligen Geschehnisse ist beinahe unbekannt, weil so vieles in der EU hinter verschlossenen Türen stattfindet. In diesem couragierten Bericht deckt Varoufakis alles auf und erzählt die ganze Geschichte von waghalsiger Politik, von Heuchelei, Betrug und Verrat, die das Establishment in den Grundfesten erschüttern wird. Dieses Buch ist ein Weckruf, die europäische Demokratie zu erneuern, bevor es zu spät ist.

Carol Shields, Narrative Hunger, and the Possibilities of Fiction

Author: Dee Goertz,Edward Eden

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802084897

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 323

View: 954

Award-winning Canadian writer Carol Shields has garnered praise from scholars and an international audience of readers. Inspired by the quality and scope of Shields's work, Carol Shields, Narrative Hunger, and the Possibilities of Fiction addresses her creative exploration of postmodernism. As the first thorough examination of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, this collection of essays establishes the groundwork for future studies of her oeuvre. The collection begins with a significant new essay from Shields herself, 'Narrative Hunger and the Overflowing Cupboard,' perhaps her most substantial commentary upon her own aims as a writer. In addition, scholars from Canada, England, the United States, and Australia explore the complexity of Shields's work and her contributions to the genre of the novel. These lively essays reflect Shields's verve and her playful approach to today's sophisticated critical thinking. Among the topics are Shields's use of biography and autobiography, metafiction, popular romance, and symbolism. While the essays foreground the unreliability of language, and hence our inability to know one another or even ourselves, the contributors argue that Shields has taken a step beyond postmodernism by suggesting that we can transcend the limitations of its epistemology. Containing several essays on Swann and The Stone Diaries, Shields's most popular works, and the most extensive annotated bibliography available of works by and about Shields, this collection will appeal widely to scholars, students, and readers of Carol Shields and Canadian fiction.

Carol Shields and the Extra-Ordinary

Author: Marta Dvorak,Manina Jones

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773577394

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 7842

Carol Shields and the Extra-Ordinary begins with a previously unpublished article by Shields. In the essays that follow, international scholars employ a variety of theories and methodologies in their analyses of her work, including narrative theory, cultural criticism, feminist analysis, psychoanalytic approaches, tropological explication, theories of authorship, and ficto-criticism to demonstrate how Shields's writing represents a genuine revision of literary realism in which the ordinary is subject to contemplation and not just celebration.

What She Always Wanted

A True Story of Marriage, Greed, and Murder

Author: Camille Kimball

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101444193

Category: True Crime

Page: 312

View: 1540

The true story of a woman who had it all-and would kill for more. Jewelry dealer Jay Orbin disappeared in Florida on a sales run when Hurricane Frances hit. But when his horribly mutilated remains turned up weeks later, the trail of evidence led straight to his glamorous wife Marjorie-whose web of betrayal cost her the one thing she valued most, her child.

Pretty, Pretty, Pretty Good

Larry David and the Making of Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm

Author: Josh Levine

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1554906970

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

View: 8076

Larry David, the man behind two of the most successful and critically acclaimed sitcoms in television history, is the focus of this biography. This unofficial guide follows the career that has accorded him status as a comic genius and garnered a fanatical following—from his early exploits as a stand-up comic to his role as producer and cocreator of Seinfeld and HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm. It explores the back-story of the conception and development of Curb Your Enthusiasm, a mostly improvised sitcom in which the actor stars as a fictionalized version of himself. The comic’s on- and off-screen relationships with colleagues and friends such as Richard Lewis, Ted Danson, Wanda Sykes, Mary Steenburgen, and the cast members of Seinfeld are discussed, and a detailed episode guide to every season of Curb Your Enthusiasm completes this informative and entertaining glimpse into the life and creative process of a great comic talent.

The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days

A Novel

Author: Ian Frazier

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374709491

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 683

Based on his widely read columns for The New Yorker, Ian Frazier's uproarious first novel, The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days, centers on a profoundly memorable character, sprung from an impressively fertile imagination. Structured as a daybook of sorts, the book follows the Cursing Mommy—beleaguered wife of Larry and mother of two boys, twelve and eight—as she tries (more or less) valiantly to offer tips on how to do various tasks around the home, only to end up on the ground, cursing, surrounded by broken glass. Her voice is somewhere between Phyllis Diller's and Sylvia Plath's: a hilariously desperate housewife with a taste for swearing and large glasses of red wine, who speaks to the frustrations of everyday life. Frazier has demonstrated an astonishing ability to operate with ease in a variety of registers: from On the Rez, an investigation into the lives of modern day Oglala Sioux written with a mix of humor, compassion, and imagination, to Dating Your Mom, a sidesplitting collection of humorous essays that imagines, among other things, how and why you might begin a romance with your mother. Here, Frazier tackles another genre with his usual grace and aplomb, as well as an extra helping of his trademark wicked wit. The Cursing Mommy's failures and weaknesses are our own—and Frazier gives them a loving, satirical spin that is uniquely his own.

Meine Antonia

Roman

Author: Willa Cather

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442742585

Category:

Page: 443

View: 5628

Creating Convincing Characters

Author: Nicholas Corder

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1782791639

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 191

View: 5979

This book answers the question, "How do we go about inventing great characters that our readers will care about, root for, love, hate or fear?" Using friendly, accessible language, we'll look at why great characters are vital to writers and a range of strategies from the simple listing of attributes to more complex ideas for creating fully realised, multidimensional characters with fascinating backstories.

Obsession & Eyewitness

Author: Carol Ericson

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460386035

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 696

THESE HEROES WILL STOP AT NOTHING TO PROTECT THE WOMEN THEY LOVE! OBSESSION FBI Agent Colin Roarke vows to protect former crush Michelle Girard from the "Reunion Killer." Staying one step ahead is Colin's specialty, but as his frustration intensifies, so do the complications of long-buried feelings. When Michelle is kidnapped, clues lead Colin to an abandoned mansion where dark secrets are concealed—and dangerous desires hidden. EYEWITNESS Four years in an Afghan prison couldn't erase beautiful Devon Reese from Kieran Roarke's damaged memory. So when they meet on a beach back in Coral Cove and she begs for help, he doesn't hesitate. Especially when he learns Devon's little boy—a son he hadn't known existed—witnessed a murder. Kieran is desperate to keep his new family safe. He lost them once—he won't lose them again.

After the Science Wars

Science and the Study of Science

Author: Keith Ashman,Phillip Barringer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134616171

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

View: 6790

The "War" in science is largely the discussion between those who believe that science is above criticism and those who do not. After the Science Wars is a collection of essays by leading philosophers and scientists, all attempting to bridge interdisciplinary gulfs in this discussion.