Bodily Harm by Margaret Atwood

By Margaret Atwood

A powerfully and brilliantly crafted novel, Bodily Harm is the tale of Rennie Wilford, a tender journalist whose existence has all started to shatter round the edges. Rennie flies to the Caribbean to get better, and at the tiny island of St. Antoine she is faced through an international the place her principles for survival now not practice. via turns comedian, satiric, relentless, and terrifying, Margaret Atwood's Bodily Harm is finally an exploration of the lust for energy, either sexual and political, and the necessity for compassion that is going past what we as a rule suggest by means of love.

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Iron Shoes: A Novel by Molly Giles

By Molly Giles

From acclaimed brief tale author Molly Giles, writer of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated assortment Rough Translations, comes this ideal debut novel approximately one woman's lively look for identification and that means following her family's disintegration.
Set amid the woodsy affluence of Northern California, Iron Shoes incisively chronicles the coming-of-middle-age tale of Kay Sorensen, who has lived her whole existence within the shadow of her glamorous mom and dad. whilst Kay hits 40, she is by surprise smacked with the conclusion that she isn't the girl she desires to be -- and positively now not the lady her family members desires her to be. Her emotionally indifferent father won't ever forgive her for dropping by the wayside of Juilliard at eighteen; her dramatic, showstopping mom won't ever understand how she grew to become out so traditional; and her fastidious, self-controlled moment husband won't ever settle for her weak point for pork, cigarettes, and alcohol. Worst of all, Kay can't forgive herself for giving up on her goals and settling -- for a husband she doesn't love, for an amateurish church orchestra, for a dead-end task at a library certain to lose its investment. not able to shake the sensation that she's one way or the other caught, Kay lives vicariously via her free-spirited good friend Zabeth and pins her hopes for the longer term on Charles Lichtman, a beguiling stranger with whom she feels destined to have an affair. but if her mother's sickness -- possible feigned for so long as Kay can take note -- eventually takes her existence, Kay feels her ennui and stasis painfully collapse to an unnerving helplessness. wasting a lifelong crutch, she is without warning set adrift -- weightless, with out a compass, and with out wish.
along with her crystalline prose and seamless blending of gentle tragedy and laugh-out-loud humor, Molly Giles promises a deeply relocating exploration of a middle-aged lady who hasn't ever requested herself -- nor replied -- a decent query in her lifestyles. right away heartrending, hilarious, and clever, Iron Shoes is a spell binding debut novel.

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Mord ist keine Kunst: Der Roman "Malina" von J. [i.e. I.] by Ingeborg Gleichauf

By Ingeborg Gleichauf

Die Auseinandersetzung mit Ingeborg Bachmanns Roman Malina ist in den vergangenen Jahren wieder stärker geworden, nicht zuletzt durch das Interesse des feministisch ausgerichteten Zweiges der Literaturwissenschaft. Trotzdem besteht abermals die Gefahr, dass der Roman einseitig gedeutet wird. "Mord" geschieht nicht nur im Krieg und nicht nur unter der Bedingung patriarchaler Strukturen. "Mord" ereignet sich unter der Oberfläche sogenannter heiler Verhältnisse, wie Raymond Chandler in seinem Aufsatz Mord ist keine Kunst erklärt.
Der Schauplatz dieses Geschehens ist in Malina das Ich. Das Ich ist der Ort, an dem der Krieg unterschiedlicher Perspektiven, entgegengesetzter Denk- und Lebensweisen ausgetragen wird. Der Konflikt zwischen den Geschlechtern spielt dabei auch eine Rolle. Elfriede Jelinek hat in ihrem Drehbuch zu einem movie Malina diesen Aspekt herausgearbeitet, ihn unter dem Vergrößerungsglas betrachtet - nach echt Jelinekscher Manier, kunstvoll, aber auch einseitig. Nach diesem Drehbuch und in intensiver Auseinandersetzung mit dem Roman entstand der movie von Werner Schroeter. Schroeters movie erobert die Vielperspektivität des Romans zurück, ohne die goal Jelineks außer acht zu lassen. Roman wie auch Drehbuch und movie schockieren, das Drehbuch durch die Übertreibung einer Perspektive, movie und Roman durch die radikale Unabgeschlossenheit und Vieldeutigkeit.
Mord ist keine Kunst. Aber gerade dadurch, dass er sich sozusagen völlig natürlich vollzieht, enthält er die Möglichkeit des Umschlags. Aus diesem Krieg im Frieden heraus entsteht die Frage nach der Utopie, nach der ganz andere Möglichkeit, nach neuen Worten und neuen Bildern. Der Roman selbst sieht sich als Utopie. Schroeter hat diese Möglichkeit mitbedacht, Jelinek hat sie unberücksichtigt gelassen. Mit diesen ganz verschiedenen Sichtweisen eines Phänomens im Horizont auch der Frage weiblichen Schreibens setzt sich diese Arbeit auseinander. In Bachmanns Roman sind viele Genres zu finden: Kriminalroman, Oper, Liebesgeschichte, Essay, poéme en prose. Eine Vereinnahmung von einer bestimmten Richtung wäre immer eine Einengung der schillernden Vielschichtigkeit des Buches.

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Guest of a Sinner by James Wilcox

By James Wilcox

"It is 22 cats that force the dazzlingly good-looking Eric Thorsen to distraction and into the apartment—if no longer instantly the arms—of Wanda Skopinski, the fairly mousy girl he meets at church while she thrusts a lesbian romance novel upon him. The stench from downstairs drives him from either his rent-controlled condo and his complacency as a not-quite-successful piano instructor. In his 6th novel, James Wilcox strikes past the fashionable South he has etched so vividly and amusingly long ago to tackle new york. yet someway he manages to carry the town right down to size...The publication is stuffed with as eccentric an array of characters and as a lot light kinkiness as any small-town chronicle...A profitable and regularly pleasing story." —Vogue

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The Gift by Vladimir Nabokov

By Vladimir Nabokov

The Gift is the final of the novels Nabokov wrote in his local Russian and the crowning fulfillment of that interval in his literary career.  It can be his ode to Russian literature, evoking the works of Pushkin, Gogol, and others during its narrative:  the tale of Fyodor Godunov-Cherdyntsev, an impoverished émigré poet residing in Berlin, who desires of the e-book he'll sometime write--a e-book a great deal like The Gift itself.

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Literature 1972, Part 1 (Astronomy and Astrophysics by Siegfried Böhme, Walter Fricke, Ulrich Güntzel-Lingner,

By Siegfried Böhme, Walter Fricke, Ulrich Güntzel-Lingner, Frieda Henn, Dietlinde Krahn, Ute Scheffer, Gert Zech

Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts, which has seemed in semi-annual volumes considering the fact that 1969, is de­ voted to the recording, summarizing and indexing of astronomical courses through the international. it's ready lower than the auspices of the foreign Astronomical Union (according to a solution followed on the 14th basic meeting in 1970). Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts goals to provide a entire documentation of Iiterature in all fields of astronomy and astrophysics. each attempt should be made to make sure that the typical time period among the date of receipt of the unique Iiterature and book of the abstracts won't exceed 8 months. This time period is as regards to that accomplished via per month abstracting journals, com­ pared to which our process of collecting abstracts for roughly six months bargains the good thing about higher comfort for the person. Valurne 7 comprises Iiterature released in 1972 and acquired sooner than August 15, 1972; a few older Iiter­ ature which was once got overdue and which isn't recorded in prior volumes is additionally incorporated.

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Mosquito by Roma Tearne

By Roma Tearne

At the lush coast of Sri Lanka, a skilled and gorgeous younger lady, Nulani, returns day by day to the verandah of a seashore residence to color. Her topic is Theo, a author trying to heal from a sad loss and suffering to accomplish a faltering novel. simply as love blossoms among them, the rustic is shaken through civil conflict. over the years that keep on with, Nulani and Theo needs to rely on their thoughts and the artwork that after introduced them jointly to discover the power to stand their a lot replaced lives. In a unprecedented and unforgettable paintings, Roma Tearne captures either the fragility and the patience of affection. the tale unfolds in a beguiling panorama as Tearne offers us with the turmoil of the Sri Lankan civil conflict, instructed surprisingly from a woman's perspective.

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A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving

By John Irving

I'm doomed to recollect a boy with a wrecked voice—not as a result of his voice, or simply because he used to be the smallest individual I ever knew, or maybe simply because he used to be the tool of my mother's demise, yet simply because he's the explanation i think in God; i'm a Christian due to Owen Meany.

In the summer season of 1953, eleven-year-old boys—best friends—are enjoying in a bit League baseball (generic term) in Gravesend, New Hampshire. one of many boys hits a bad ball that kills the opposite boy's mom. The boy who hits the ball doesn't think in injuries; Owen Meany believes he's God's device. What occurs to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is extraordinary.

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