Mister Pip

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Author: Lloyd Jones

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1459616359

Category: Authors, New Zealand

Page: 276

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Lloyd Jones' new novel is set mainly in a small village on Bougainville, a country torn apart by civil war. Matilda attends the school set up by Mr Watts, the only white man on the island. By his own admission he's not much of a teacher and proceeds to educate the children by reading them Great Expectations. Matilda falls in love with the novel, strongly identifying with Pip. The promise of the next chapter is what keeps her going; Pip's story protects her from the horror of what is happening around her - helicopters menacing the skies above the village and rebel raids on the ground. When the rebels visit the village searching for any remaining men to join their cause, they discover the name Pip written in the sand and instigate a search for him. When Pip can't be found the soldiers destroy the book. Mr Watts then encourages the children to retell the story from their memories. Then when the rebels invade the village, the teacher tells them a story which lasts seven nights, about a boy named Pip, and a convict . . .

Mister Pip

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Author: Lloyd Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499252969

Category:

Page: 282

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Mister Pip

Roman

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Author: Lloyd Jones,Grete Osterwald

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783498032296

Category:

Page: 282

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Die Frau im blauen Mantel

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Author: Lloyd Jones

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644037612

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7004

Dies ist die Geschichte einer Frau. Und des Lastwagenfahrers, der sie für eine Hure hielt. Der Leute, die sie übers Meer schmuggelten. Und die des alten Mannes, den sie beraubte. Der Frau, deren Namen sie stahl. Es ist die Geschichte einer Mutter auf der Suche nach ihrem Kind. Sie nennt sich Ines, aber niemand kennt ihren echten Namen, ihren Geburtsort; nur das Ziel ihrer Reise ist bekannt: Berlin. Ob sie Geschwister hat, ob ihre Eltern noch leben, könnte keiner der Menschen sagen, denen die junge Afrikanerin auf ihrem Weg durch die Festung Europa begegnet. Sie erinnern sich, sie erzählen von ihr, der Frau im blauen Mantel, deren Haut hell ist und sommersprossig. Nach und nach, fast nach Art eines Kriminalromans, entfaltet sich ihre Geschichte und mit ihr die Geschichte der Menschen, deren Weg sie gekreuzt hat, die sie beschenkt, benutzt und in ihre eigenen Lebenslügen eingesponnen haben: des Straßenkünstlers, der sich in Ines verliebt, des blinden Mannes, dem sie den Haushalt führt – und schließlich des Kommissars, der bald erkennt: Die Wahrheit hat viele Gesichter.

Mister Pip

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Author: Thereza Rowe

Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises

ISBN: 9781849763820

Category:

Page: 32

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Mister Pip the cat had a busy night and he s looking forward to getting some sleep. All he needs is somewhere quiet to lie down. He tries all his favorite spots for snoozing, but between the monstrous VROOOM of the vacuum cleaner, the persistent RING-RING of the telephone, and the incessant COO COO of canoodling pigeons, he is disturbed and awakened over and over again. Not even his favorite plant can offer Mister Pip the solace he needs. Will Mister Pip ever find a peaceful place to rest his head? Thereza Rowe s stylishly illustrated story is sure to strike a chord with preschoolers who will love making the book s sounds out loud as much as they ll adore Mister Pip himself. "

Pigeon English

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Author: Stephen Kelman

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827074347

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

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Stephen Kelmans furioser Debütroman beginnt, wo Politik und Medien die Worte versagen. Er erzählt von Menschen, die sich von der Gesellschaft im Stich gelassen fühlen und dies nicht länger hinnehmen wollen. Auch Harry Opoku ist einer von denen im Abseits. Wenn Harry mit seiner Taube spricht, wenn er der Schnellste seiner Klasse ist und immer neue Farben im Haribo-Sortiment entdeckt, dann scheint alles ganz harmlos. Dann wird ein Nachbarsjunge auf offener Straße erstochen, und keinen kümmert's. Harry aber beginnt seine abstrusen Ermittlungen. Eine Geschichte voll unschuldiger Erfahrung, die der rauen Realität alles entgegenhält. »Pigeon English ist ein durch und durch aufklärerisches Buch - ohne zu moralisieren. Es geht einem zu Herzen - ohne sich in Kitsch und Pathos zu verlieren. Es hilft zu verstehen, wo die meisten Debatten kläglich versagen. Nicht zuletzt aber und vor allem ist dies ein wunderbarer Roman.« NZZ

Footprints

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Author: John G. Aicher

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493154435

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 254

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Born in 1930 the author has lived through the major convulsions of the twentieth century, and has comments about many of them. A Korean War veteran and practicing lawyer in New York and Vermont, his memories of events in court, in prisons, and politics will hold your interest and stir your emotions.

Semiotic Encounters

Text, Image and Trans-nation

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Author: Sarah Säckel,Walter Göbel,Noha Hamdy

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042027142

Category: History

Page: 276

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Semiotic Encounters: Text, Image and Trans-Nation aims at opening up scholarly debates on the contemporary challenges of intertextuality in its various intersections with postcolonial and visual culture studies. Commencing with three theoretical contributions, which work towards the creation of frameworks under which intertextuality can be (re)viewed today, the volume then explores textual and visual encounters in a number of case studies. While (a) the dimension of the intertextual in the traditional sense (as specified e.g. by Genette) and (b) the widening of the concept towards visual and digital culture govern the structure of the volume, questions of the transnational and/or postcolonial form a recurrent subtext. The volume's combination of theoretical discussions and case studies, which predominantly deal with 'English classics' and their rewritings, film adaptations and/or rereadings, will mainly attract graduate students and scholars working on contemporary literary theory, visual culture and postcolonial literatures.

101 Letters to a Prime Minister

The Complete Letters to Stephen Harper

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Author: Yann Martel

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307402088

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

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From the mailbox of the Prime Minister's Office to your bookshelf, a list of more than 100 books that every Canadian should read. This largely one-sided correspondence from the "loneliest book club in the world" is a compendium for bibliophiles and those who follow the Canadian political scene. Smart, subversive, signed, sealed, and now available to you...even if your address is not 80 Wellington Street.

Der gefährlichste Ort der Welt

Roman

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Author: Lindsey Lee Johnson

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423432675

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Willkommen in Mill Valley! Willkommen am gefährlichsten Ort der Welt! Als Tristan Bloch eines Morgens auf sein Fahrrad steigt und losradelt, auf die Golden Gate Bridge zu, den heißen, schweißnassen Kopf gesenkt, da ahnen wir schon, dass ihn der Verrat seiner Angebeteten, Calista, vernichtet hat. Sein Liebesbrief wurde auf Facebook gepostet, und das war ihre Schuld. Fünf Jahre später: Kurz nach dem dramatischen Ende einer Abschlussparty betrachtet Calista, Tristans erste und letzte große Liebe, in dem Versuch, die Ereignisse zu begreifen, ein altes Klassenfoto – Tristan, lachend, in seinen unmöglichen grellgelben Trainingshosen, der sanfte Dave Chu, der durchtriebene Ryan Harbinger, Baseball-Captain und Schwarm aller Mädchen, Abigail Cress, damals noch Calistas beste Freundin, die später mit einem Lehrer anbandelte, und all die anderen, die mit dem Leben und der Liebe gespielt hatten. Ihre fröhlichen Gesichter täuschen. »Sie taten, was sie konnten, um zu überleben.« Für einen von ihnen war Mill Valley, das verträumte reiche Städtchen über der Bucht von San Francisco, ein vermeintliches Paradies, zur Hölle geworden. Und sie, die zurückblieben, waren vom Leben gezeichnet, noch bevor es richtig begonnen hatte. Lindsey Lee Johnson leuchtet »den gefährlichsten Ort der Welt« aus den verschiedenen Perspektiven ihrer Figuren aus und entlarvt den amerikanischen Traum als die Illusion einer Gesellschaft, die ihrer inneren Leere zu entkommen sucht.

The Cambridge Introduction to Charles Dickens

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Author: Jon Mee

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052185914X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 115

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A lively and accessible introduction for general readers, students, teachers, and academics.

An Introduction to Narratology

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Author: Monika Fludernik

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134058772

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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An Introduction to Narratology is an accessible, practical guide to narratological theory and terminology and its application to literature. In this book, Monika Fludernik outlines: the key concepts of style, metaphor and metonymy, and the history of narrative forms narratological approaches to interpretation and the linguistic aspects of texts, including new cognitive developments in the field how students can use narratological theory to work with texts, incorporating detailed practical examples a glossary of useful narrative terms, and suggestions for further reading. This textbook offers a comprehensive overview of the key aspects of narratology by a leading practitioner in the field. It demystifies the subject in a way that is accessible to beginners, but also reflects recent theoretical developments and narratology’s increasing popularity as a critical tool.

Hand Me Down World

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Author: Lloyd Jones

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1459620062

Category:

Page: 368

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Haunting and beautiful, Hand Me Down World is the simply unforgettable story by the multi-award winning author of Mister Pip. A woman washes ashore in Sicily. She has come from north Africa to find her son, taken from her when he was just days old by his father and stolen away to Berlin. With nothing but her maid's uniform and a knife stashed in a plastic bag, she relies on strangers to guide her passage north. These strangers tell of their encounters with a quiet, mysterious woman in a blue coat each account a different view of the truth. And slowly these fragments of a life piece together to create a spellbinding story of the courage of a mother and the versions of truth we create to accommodate our lives. There are no easy answers in this thoughtful novel. Indeed, much of its intrigue and enjoyment comes from piecing together the story from the myriad voices. Humane and moving, it's a worthy successor to Jones's last novel, the Booker-shortlisted Mister Pip. Daily Mail

The Book of Fame

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Author: Lloyd Jones

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 1921776242

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Winner of the Tasmania Prize and the Deutz Medal for fiction this is a singular melding of history and imagination. In August 1905 a party of young men boarded a ship for England. Among them were four farmers, two bootmakers and a boatbuilder. By December they were the 'wonderful All Blacks' who had beaten Yorkshire, England and Ireland.

Griffith REVIEW Single: Looking Back, a self-portrait

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Author: Lloyd Jones

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 0987164805

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Internationally acclaimed award-winning author Lloyd Jones looks back at how rugby shaped his childhood, his worldview and his adult sensibilities. From childhood games in the suburbs of Wellington, to a reverence for the mythical members of the All Blacks, rugby provided a vast and complex sense of place. Lloyd is best known for his novel Mister Pip which won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He is also known for the Book of Fame which is a fictionalized account of the All Blacks' 1905 trip to England, which rocketed the team to fame. This memoir originally appeared in Griffith REVIEW 33: Such Is Life.

Biografi

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Author: Lloyd Jones

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848545002

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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When Biografi was first published, it was met first with enormous critical acclaim - only to become the centre of a heated controversy. Was it fact or fiction? Had Lloyd Jones concocted his story of life in the new Albania? Or was it travel literature as its publishers insisted? Equal parts travelogue, political reportage and bizarre mystery novel, Lloyd Jones crosses Albania as it reinvents itself - a volatile, surreal wonderland where nothing is quite as it seems.