Author: Peter Heller
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0451493907
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From the best-selling author of The Dog Stars and The Painter, a luminous, masterful novel of suspense--the story of Celine, an elegant, aristocratic private eye who specializes in reuniting families, trying to make amends for a loss in her own past. Working out of her jewel box of an apartment at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge, Celine has made a career of tracking down missing persons, and she has a better record at it than the FBI. But when a young woman, Gabriela, asks for her help, a world of mystery and sorrow opens up. Gabriela's father was a photographer who went missing on the border of Montana and Wyoming. He was assumed to have died from a grizzly mauling, but his body was never found. Now, as Celine and her partner head to Yellowstone National Park, investigating a trail gone cold, it becomes clear that they are being followed--that this is a case someone desperately wants to keep closed. Inspired by the life of Heller’s own remarkable mother, a chic and iconoclastic private eye, Celine is a deeply personal novel, a wildly engrossing story of family, privilege, and childhood loss. Combining the exquisite plotting and gorgeous evocation of nature that have become his hallmarks, Peter Heller gives us his finest work to date.


Author: Brock Cole
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 1466803789
Size: 58.53 MB
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"Show a little maturity," he said, which I've doped out to mean: Pass all your courses, avoid detection in all crimes and misdemeanors, don't get pregnant. Celine's father has left her with these instructions. She's not too worried about the last two, but she'll fail English unless she rewrites her Catcher in the Rye essay. And she keeps being interrupted, especially by Jake, the neighbor's boy, who's been dumped on her for the weekend. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year A Booklist Best Book of the '80s A Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of the Year

The Facts On File Companion To The French Novel

Author: Karen L. Taylor
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0816074992
Size: 64.78 MB
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French novels such as "Madame Bovary" and "The Stranger" are staples of high school and college literature courses. This work provides coverage of the French novel since its origins in the 16th century, with an emphasis on novels most commonly studied in high school and college courses in world literature and in French culture and civilization.

Postmodernity Ethics And The Novel

Author: Andrew Gibson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134638647
Size: 77.15 MB
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In Postmodernity, Ethics and the Novel Andrew Gibson sets out to demonstrate that postmodern theory has actually made possible an ethical discourse around fiction. Each chapter elaborates and discusses a particular aspect of Levinas' thought and raises questions for that thought and its bearing on the novel. It also contains detailed analyses of particular texts. Part of the book's originality is its concentration on a range of modernist and postmodern novels which have seldom if ever served as the basis for a larger ethical theory of fiction. Postmodernity, Ethics and the Novel discusses among others the writings of Joseph Conrad, Henry James, Jane Austen, Samuel Beckett, Marcel Proust and Salman Rushdie.

Negotiating The New In The French Novel

Author: Teresa Bridgeman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134790066
Size: 60.25 MB
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In Negotiating the New in the French Novel Teresa Bridgeman applies insights from pragmatic theory to the French novel in order to examine its discourse conventions. Focussing on texts by some of the greatest and most innovative French novelists - Diderot, Balzac, Flaubert, Zola, Celine, Sarraute and Perec - Bridgeman analyses how these authors established their own conventions, challenged reader expectations and drew conventions from other literary and non-literary forms. Negotiating the New in the French Novel shows the development of changing perceptions of genre, author and reader. This book will make fascinating reading for students of French literature - particularly of the nineteenth century novel, students of Stylistics and of Narratology.

Journey To The End Of The Night By Louis Ferdinand C Line Book Analysis

Author: Bright Summaries,
Publisher: BrightSummaries.com
ISBN: 2806279615
Size: 36.12 MB
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Unlock the more straightforward side of Journey to the End of the Night with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Journey to the End of the Night by Louis-Ferdinand Céline, which centres around a man who relentlessly chases joy from Africa to New York, before discovering the truth about his pursuit of happiness. Despite controversy due to the novel’s unapologetic condemnation of post-war Europe, the novel has inspired films, songs and even other authors in the decades since its publication, making it an essential work to read and understand. Find out everything you need to know about Journey to the End of the Night in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Louis Ferdinand C Line

Author: Merlin Thomas
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811207546
Size: 69.38 MB
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This book is neither an apology nor a defense, it's a critical biography of the late French novelist.

Reciprocities In The Nonfiction Novel

Author: John Russell
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820322025
Size: 34.69 MB
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Nonfiction novels have usually been associated with the "new journalism" writers of the 1960s such as Tom Wolfe, Norman Mailer, and Truman Capote. Yet this form has long commanded a key position in the literary canon, as John Russell now reveals. Russell identifies eleven major works not usually thought of as nonfiction novels, such as Isak Dinesen's Out of Africa and E. E. Cummings's The Enormous Room, to create a new definition of the genre. He shows that journalistic writing is characterized by a reporter's proprietary stance, which undermines reciprocity with subjects, while true nonfiction novels feature greater reciprocity and also employ such techniques as circular narrative and bricolage.Reciprocities in the Nonfiction Novel contributes to ongoing explorations of literary forms and offers wise commentary on how writing about real life can become art.