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A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian

By Marina Lewycka
  • ISBN Code: : 1101201061
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 358
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Nominated for the Man Booker Prize "A charming comedy of eros... A ride that, despite the bumps and curves in the road, never feels anything less than jaunty." — Los Angeles Times With this wise, tender, and deeply funny novel, Marina Lewycka takes her place alongside Zadie Smith and Monica Ali as a writer who can capture the unchanging verities of family. When an elderly and newly widowed Ukrainian immigrant announces his intention to remarry, his daughters must set aside their longtime feud to thwart him. For their father’s intended is a voluptuous old-country gold digger with a proclivity for green satin underwear and an appetite for the good life of the West. As the hostilities mount and family secrets spill out, A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian combines sex, bitchiness, wit, and genuine warmth in its celebration of the pleasure of growing old disgracefully.

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THE WILEY BLACKWELL COMPANION TO CONTEMPORARY BRITISH AND IRISH LITERATURE An insightful guide to the exploration of modern British and Irish literature The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Literature is a must-have guide for anyone hoping to navigate the world of new British and Irish writing. Including modern authors and poets from the 1960s through to the 21st century, the Companion provides a thorough overview of contemporary poetry, fiction, and drama by some of the most prominent and noteworthy writers. Seventy-three comprehensive chapters focus on individual authors as well as such topics as Englishness and identity, contemporary Science Fiction, Black writing in Britain, crime fiction, and the influence of globalization on British and Irish Literature. Written in four parts, The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Literature includes comprehensive examinations of individual authors, as well as a variety of themes that have come to define the contemporary period: ethnicity, gender, nationality, and more. A thorough guide to the main figures and concepts in contemporary literature from Britain and Ireland, this two-volume set: Includes studies of notable figures such as Seamus Heaney and Angela Carter, as well as more recently influential writers such as Zadie Smith and Sarah Waters. Covers topics such as LGBT fiction, androgyny in contemporary British Literature, and post-Troubles Northern Irish Fiction Features a broad range of writers and topics covered by distinguished academics Includes an analysis of the interplay between individual authors and the major themes of the day, and whether an examination of the latter enables us to appreciate the former. The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Literature provides essential reading for students as well as academics seeking to learn more about the history and future direction of contemporary British and Irish Literature.

Identity and Memory in Marina Lewycka’s Novel "A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian"

By Shanna Große
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Book Code : 334619406X
  • Total of Pages : 11
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 386
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Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 3,0, Saarland University (Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Anglophone Kulturen), course: Proseminar Britische Literaturen und Kulturen, language: English, abstract: This short paper intends to answer the questions how the identities of the two sisters in Marina Lewycka’s novel "A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian" (2005) are shaped. As the novel contains various flashbacks through past telling, which again influences the different characters of Vera and Nadia, this paper also tries to explain to which extent a personal past memory plays a role within this process of forming their self-concept. This is made by the theoretical constructs and definitions of identity and memory and the thought of how these two constructs are linked, meaning identity being created through memory. Through analyzing selected passages from the book, the theory is applied on the characters of both Nadia and Vera to find out more about their different identities and search for possible reasons in their past. The concept of collective and individual memory (Assmann) will play an important role to give possible reasons for their different perceptions of the past, which thus lead to many conflicts throughout the novel. Lewycka uses memory, especially Nadia’s and Vera’s different perceptions of the past, to determine the sisters’ identities, which also serves as legitimization of their immigration to Great Britain. Selected close readings will show how both sisters developed two different self-concepts out of their memory and how this identification influences their attitude towards migration into a country.

I Am Your Negro: Adolf Hitler

By Dead Writers Club,Ian Tinny
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  • Publisher : No Pledge Publishing & Pointer Institute Publishing
  • Book Code : 1974466159
  • Total of Pages : 378
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 523
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How did Adolf Hitler and his ideological ilk launch our world's modern police state? Discover how the military salute was the origin of the Nazi salute. Learn how the USA's Pledge of Allegiance made it happen. See photos of swastikas worn by American soldiers and the military before Hitler. The old media recycle stereotypes about Hitler. Why do people who hate Hitler glorify his dogma globally? The new media perpetuate the same stereotypes. Adolf Hitler is the scapegoat for today's authoritarianism. They do it to cover-up amazing truths exposed in this book: (1) the USA's Pledge of Allegiance to the flag was the origin of the Nazi salute and Nazi behavior; (2) the swastika was used by Nazis to represent crossed "S" letter symbols for "socialism." After WWI, when Lenin was seizing power in Russia, was Hitler watching Lenin, and emulating in Germany Lenin's power grab in Russia? The "Furher" did the same regarding Stalin. Hitler patterned himself after Lenin and Stalin. They were parallel lives. Discover the parallel lives of Lenin, Stalin, Mao, and Hitler (born 1870, 1878, 1889, 1893, respectively). Hitler became the black sheep of the political movement he championed. He was the scapegoat for Stalin, Mao and all socialists who blame “Hitler, Nazism, and Fascism.” Was Hitler a political transvestite? This is a study of one of the deadliest eras in humanity's history. The Dead Writers Club draws upon our understanding of the universalities of human nature to explore the ageless issues of evil, suffering, and the indomitable will of the human spirit. It explores the fields of anarchaeology and misanthropology. This book examines the anatomy of the state. All the monstrous post-mortem parts are dissected in this autopsy. New light is shined on the putrid cadaver. They say "truth is stranger than fiction" and this book shows how it just can be. For too long the world has tried to grasp how it was possible. This riveting semi-biographical work brings us closer than ever to the answer. The Dead Writers Club (DWC) mined Professor Rex Curry's published and unpublished oeuvre, selecting passages from his essays, letters, notes, and interviews that are every bit as incisive and pertinent now as they have ever been. Weaving these texts together, DWC brilliantly imagines the book that Dr. Curry never wrote. DWC's publication uses Curry's work to jump through time in a blazing examination of the tragic story of world history. Dr. Curry is an unlikely angel of hope during one of history's darkest hours. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of authoritarianism in America and worldwide, with a flood of rich archival material. "I Am Your Negro" is a journey into global persecution that contrasts the past of the Individual Rights movement to the present of the modern police state. This book questions the presentation of liberty in Hollywood and beyond. The DWC has produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for. "The new book by the Dead Writers Club is 'I Am Your Negro.' It explains many of the ways in which the venerable Dr. Rex Curry has blown our minds. Dr. Curry's academic work is cited in many books on Amazon, Kindle, and other sources." - Uhren Schmuck Buch Society of Germany "Adolf Hitler's ideas led to war, genocide, totalitarian oppression, family breakdown, and disastrous social experiments. And yet his bad ideas are still popular and pervasive--in fact, they might influence your own thinking without your realizing it. Here with the antidote is the Dead Writers Club in this scintillating new book." - Rev. Drosselgasse Rheinfahrt "Buy this book while it's legal. Rex rox!" - the Asthmatic Cat Foundation "Tinny slams more ideological ice picks into the global hive mind." - Dr. Herren N. Damen

Between History and Personal Narrative

By Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru,Madalina Nicolaescu,Helen Smith
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  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Book Code : 3643904487
  • Total of Pages : 292
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 790
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This collection focuses on a variety of fictional and non-fictional East European women's migration narratives, multimodal narratives by migrant artists, and cyber narratives (blogs and personal stories posted on forums). The book negotiates the concept of narrative between conventional literary forms, digital discourses, and the social sciences. It brings together new perspectives on strategies of representation, trauma, dislocation, and gender roles. It also claims a place for Eastern Europe on the map of transnational feminism. (Series: Contributions to Transnational Feminism - Vol. 4) [Subject: Sociology, European Studies, Women's Studies, Feminist Studies, Gender Studies, Migration Studies]

Facing the East in the West

By Barbara Korte,Eva Ulrike Pirker,Sissy Helff
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  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Book Code : 9042030496
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : History
  • Members : 623
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Over the last decade, migration flows from Central and Eastern Europe have become an issue in political debates about human rights, social integration, multiculturalism and citizenship in Great Britain. The increasing number of Eastern Europeans living in Britain has provoked ambivalent and diverse responses, including representations in film and literature that range from travel writing, humorous fiction, mockumentaries, musicals, drama and children's literature to the thriller. The present volume discusses a wide range of representations of Eastern and Central Europe and its people as reflected in British literature, film and culture. The book offers new readings of authors who have influenced the cultural imagination since the nineteenth century, such as Bram Stoker, George Bernard Shaw, Joseph Conrad and Arthur Koestler. It also discusses the work of more contemporary writers and film directors including Sacha Baron Cohen, David Cronenberg, Vesna Goldsworthy, Kapka Kassabova, Marina Lewycka, Ken Loach, Mike Phillips, Joanne K. Rowling and Rose Tremain. With its focus on post-Wall Europe, Facing the East in the Westgoes beyond discussions of migration to Britain from an established postcolonial perspective and contributes to the current exploration of 'new' European identities.

Critical Identities in Contemporary Anglophone Diasporic Literature

By Françoise Kral
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230244424
  • Total of Pages : 189
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 532
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The figure of the migrant has been celebrated by some as an icon of postmodernity, an emblematic figure in a world increasingly characterized by transnationalism, globalization and mass migrations. Král takes issue with this view of the migrant experience through in-depth analyses of writers including Salman Rushdie, Zadie Smith and Monica Ali.

Re-Orientalism and South Asian Identity Politics

By Lisa Lau,Ana Cristina Mendes
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136707913
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 104
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Orientalism refers to the imitation of aspects of Eastern cultures in the West, and was devised in order to have authority over the Orient. The concept of Re-Orientalism maintains the divide between the Orient and the West. However, where Orientalism is based on how the West constructs the East, Re-Orientalism is grounded on how the cultural East comes to terms with an orientalised East. This book explores various new forms, objects and modes of circulation that sustain this renovated form of Orientalism in South Asian culture. The contributors identify and engage with recent debates about postcolonial South Asian identity politics, discussing a range of different texts and films such as The White Tiger, Bride & Prejudice and Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love. Providing new theoretical insights from the areas of literature, film studies and cultural and discourse analysis, this book is an stimulating read for students and scholars interested in South Asian culture, postcolonial studies and identity politics.

Social Invisibility and Diasporas in Anglophone Literature and Culture

By F. Kral
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137401397
  • Total of Pages : 230
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 418
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Social Invisibility and Diasporas in Anglophone Literature and Culture is a transdisciplinary study of social invisibility and diasporas which theorizes the differential in/visibility of diasporas through the prism of cultural productions (literature and the visual arts, including media studies) by both established artists and emerging ones.

Acting and Connecting

By Sonia Zyngier,Anna Chesnokova
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  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Book Code : 3825807509
  • Total of Pages : 333
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 132
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This fine collection of papers is the successful outcome of an international research project carried out by advanced undergraduate and graduate students from four different countries. Exceptionally, the papers do not rehash old ideas or themes but offer a fresh approach to a wide range of topics from language, literature and culture. This innovative attitude is the result of newly devised empirical methods of research, which clearly show that these students are well on their way to becoming inventive and resourceful researchers. The book connects three important themes and acts upon them. First, it provides empirical studies of literary texts and experiences, once again proving the value of empirical studies of literature. It thereby nicely forecasts the future of literary studies. Secondly, it highlights the connections between research groups in different continents, showing the strength of international collaborations. It thereby nicely forecasts the future of intercultural research. Thirdly, it presents work from students, illustrating upcoming talent. It thereby nicely forecasts the future of academia.