Somebody With A Little Hammer

Author: Mary Gaitskill
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101871776
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In essays on matters literary, social, cultural, and personal, Mary Gaitskill explores date rape and political adultery, the transcendentalism of the Talking Heads, the melancholy of Björk, and the playfulness of artist Laurel Nakadate. She celebrates the clownish grandiosity and the poetry of Norman Mailer’s long career and maps the sociosexual cataclysm embodied by porn star Linda Lovelace. Witty, wide-ranging, tender, and beautiful, Somebody with a Little Hammer displays the same heat-seeking, revelatory understanding for which Gaitskill’s writing has always been known.

This Is Pleasure

Author: Mary Gaitskill
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 1524749141
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Starting with Bad Behavior in the 1980s, Mary Gaitskill has been writing about gender relations with searing, even prophetic honesty. In This Is Pleasure, she considers our present moment through the lens of a particular #MeToo incident. The effervescent, well-dressed Quin, a successful book editor and fixture on the New York arts scene, has been accused of repeated unforgivable transgressions toward women in his orbit. But are they unforgivable? And who has the right to forgive him? To Quin’s friend Margot, the wrongdoing is less clear. Alternating Quin’s and Margot’s voices and perspectives, Gaitskill creates a nuanced tragicomedy, one that reveals her characters as whole persons—hurtful and hurting, infuriating and touching, and always deeply recognizable. Gaitskill has said that fiction is the only way that she could approach this subject because it is too emotionally faceted to treat in the more rational essay form. Her compliment to her characters—and to her readers—is that they are unvarnished and real. Her belief in our ability to understand them, even when we don’t always admire them, is a gesture of humanity from one of our greatest contemporary writers.

Bad Behavior

Author: Mary Gaitskill
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241383110
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A young woman anxiously waits for her date on a street corner in New York City; he sits in a pizza parlour across the street, watching her discomfort. A middle-aged woman returns to a New York that is haunted by the passion and intensity of her former relationship with her estranged best friend. A secretarial graduate starts her first job at a lawyer's office and quietly keeps her cruel experiences at his hands locked inside herself. The stories in this collection peer deep into the inner lives of men and women, explore the cavernous spaces between what we say and what can be expressed, and are full of tenderness and cruelty. Published for the first time in Penguin Modern Classics, Bad Behaviour provides a devastatingly insightful and urgently necessary view of our times.

Bad Behaviour

Author: Mary Gaitskill
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780241383100
Size: 57.68 MB
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A young woman anxiously waits for her date on a street corner in New York City; he sits in a pizza parlour across the street, watching her discomfort. A middle-aged woman returns to a New York that is haunted by the passion and intensity of her former relationship with her estranged best friend. A secretarial graduate starts her first job at a lawyer's office and quietly keeps her cruel experiences at his hands locked inside herself. The stories in this collection peer deep into the inner lives of men and women, explore the cavernous spaces between what we say and what can be expressed, and are full of tenderness and cruelty. Published for the first time in Penguin Modern Classics, Bad Behaviour provides a devastatingly insightful and urgently necessary view of our times.

The Collected Works Of Susan Coolidge 7 Novels 35 Short Stories Essays Poems Illustrated

Author: Susan Coolidge
Publisher: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 8075834348
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This unique collection of Susan Coolidge's most beloved children's books and novels has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. Susan Coolidge (Biography) Katy Carr Chronicles: What Katy Did What Katy Did at School What Katy Did Next Clover In the High Valley "Curly Locks" (A Short Story) Other Novels: A Little Country Girl Eyebright: A Story Short Stories & Collections: Nine Little Goslings Just Sixteen Not Quite Eighteen A Round Dozen Who Ate the Pink Sweetmeat? Little Roger's Night in the Church The Engineer's Story Non-Fiction The Letters of Jane Austen A Short History of the City of Philadelphia, From Its Foundation to the Present Time Poems: Verses (Poetry Collection) A Few More Verses Last Verses Five Giving to All, Thou Gavest As Well to Me Benediction Five Little Buds Grouped Round the Parent Stem Susan Coolidge, pen name of Sarah Chauncey Woolsey (1835–1905), was an American children's author who is best known for her Katy Carr Series. The fictional Carr family of this series was modeled after Woolsey's own family and the protagonist Katy Carr was inspired by Woolsey herself; while the brothers and sisters "Little Carrs" were modeled on her four younger siblings.

Essays

Author: Henry A. Buchanan
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1468541544
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‘Essays’ is Doctor Buchanan’s thoughts on just about everything. Here he tells the reader what he knows about the society we live in and what he believes about the way human society ought to be. Sometimes the author has his tongue in his cheek, and sometimes he has his poison pen in his hand, but always he is seeking to express the Truth that Life has taught him in his ninety years. His essays are sometimes his own experiences and sometimes they are his reflection on the parade of Life that he watches and has recorded over a period of many years. The essays are political; they are religious; they are personal. They are always an attempt to grasp Truth by the forelock and to wrestle manfully with his adversary. Buchanan’s ‘Essays’ cover the range from an easy approach to life at home to a serious attempt at public office. It is his understanding of ancient mythology that sets his work apart and opens it to vistas of a modern view of Man and God. In his art of piddlin’ and doing nothing Buchanan reveals a hidden achiever and when he writes about Man and God he reveals the mind of the minister struggling to understand himself and the people he feels God has made his responsibility because of his calling to be a minister of the Gospel.