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Poetry 2. 61 essential postmodern reads: an annotated list. The thing about postmodernism is it's impossible to pin down exactly what might make a book postmodern.

61 essential postmodern reads: an annotated list

In looking at the attributes of the essential postmodern reads, we found some were downright contradictory. Postmodern books have a reputation for being massive tomes, like David Foster Wallace's "Infinite Jest" -- but then there's "The Mezzanine" by Nicholson Baker, which has just 144 pages. And while postmodern books would, you'd think, have to be published after the modern period -- in the 20th or 21st centuries -- could postmodernism exist without "Tristram Shandy"? We're at a Party - Alexis Apfelbaum. We’re at a Party The trumpet player is plain but I’m sure he’s thrilling in bed.

We're at a Party - Alexis Apfelbaum

Doubled at the knees with his face panting red, he tongues the silver mouthpiece of his trumpet, runs his fingers up and down its body. The noise he makes shotguns across the night where the couples, wearing pearls and pastels for the summer heat, spin halfheartedly on the dance floor. They’re aware of everyone around them, aware they’re seen, as though without the flashing cameras they would cease to exist. Below the music their garbled gossip pours like a stream over pebbles. Great Ideas Series Three. Chuang Tzu examines the nature of existence in these dialogues and essays, from the battle to grasp the purpose of life to the search for knowledge.

Great Ideas Series Three

A collection of some of the most absorbing and charming philosophy ever written, THE TAO OF NATURE is also about perfection, perception, the value of skills and the truth revealed by complete understanding. In this personal and practical guide to moral self-improvement and living a good life, the second-century philosopher Epictetus tackles questions of freedom and imprisonment, stubbornness and fear, family, friendship and love, and leaves an intriguing document of daily life in the classical world.

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AbeBooks Official Site - New & Used Books, New & Used Textbooks, Rare & Out of Print Books. 30 Novels Worth Buying For the Cover Alone. 1000 novels everyone must read: the definitive list. Selected by the Guardian's Review team and a panel of expert judges, this list includes only novels – no memoirs, no short stories, no long poems – from any decade and in any language.

1000 novels everyone must read: the definitive list

15 Things Kurt Vonnegut Said Better Than Anyone Else Ever Has Or Will. 1.

15 Things Kurt Vonnegut Said Better Than Anyone Else Ever Has Or Will

"I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.' "The actual advice here is technically a quote from Kurt Vonnegut's "good uncle" Alex, but Vonnegut was nice enough to pass it on at speeches and in A Man Without A Country. Though he was sometimes derided as too gloomy and cynical, Vonnegut's most resonant messages have always been hopeful in the face of almost-certain doom. And his best advice seems almost ridiculously simple: Give your own happiness a bit of brainspace. 1000 novels everyone must read. 100 Notable Books of 2008. Apathy and Paying Rent. The Times: Ten things you need to know about Haruki Murakami. Authors On Tour - Live! » Previous Podcasts. Browse > Home / Archive by category 'Book Store Events' Jennifer McMahon, the author of six novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Island of Lost Girls and Promise Not to Tell, reads from and discusses her new novel The Winter People.

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West Hall, Vermont, has always been a town of strange disappearances and old legends. The most mysterious is that of Sara Harrison Shea, who, in 1908, was found dead in the field behind her house just months after the tragic death of her daughter, Gertie. In this simmering literary thriller, McMahon explores ghostly secrets, dark choices, and the unbreakable bond between mothers and daughters…sometimes too unbreakable. ($25.99) Doubleday ISBN # 9780385538497. Listen to Authors On Tour – Live! Feministe Feedback: Feminist/LGBT Book Recommendations. Ryan_adams: An essay by Ryan Adams I will always love, and wanted to share...

Ryan Adams, New York City I used to live in hotels.

ryan_adams: An essay by Ryan Adams I will always love, and wanted to share...

Rubber Souls - Norwegian Wood review. Exorcising ghosts - Haruki Murakami Resources. Art Garfunkel - Official Website.