Ghosts of My Life

Writings on Depression, Hauntology and Lost Futures

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Author: Mark Fisher

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 178279624X

Category: Social Science

Page: 245

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This collection of writings by Mark Fisher, author of the acclaimed Capitalist Realism, argues that we are haunted by futures that failed to happen. Fisher searches for the traces of these lost futures in the work of David Peace, John Le Carré, Christopher Nolan, Joy Division, Burial and many others.

My Life in the Bush of Ghosts

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Author: Amos Tutuola

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571311555

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, Amos Tutuola's second novel, was first published in 1954. It tells the tale of a small boy who wanders into the heart of a fantastical African forest, the dwelling place of innumerable wild, grotesque and terrifying beings. He is captured by ghosts, buried alive and wrapped up in spider webs, but after several years he marries and accepts his new existence. With the appearance of the television-handed ghostess, however, comes a possible route of escape. 'Tutuola ... has the immediate intuition of a creative artist working by spell and incantation.' V. S. Pritchett, New Statesman

The Palm-wine Drinkard ; And, My Life in the Bush of Ghosts

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Author: Amos Tutuola

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802133632

Category: Fiction

Page: 307

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When Amos Tutuola's first novel, The Palm-Wine Drinkard, appeared in 1952, it aroused exceptional worldwide interest. Drawing on the West African Yoruba oral folktale tradition, Tutuola described the odyssey of a devoted palm-wine drinker through a nightmare of fantastic adventure. Since then, The Palm-Wine Drinkard has been translated into more than 15 languages and has come to be regarded as a masterwork of one of Africa's most influential writers. Tutuola's second novel, My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, recounts the fate of mortals who stray into the world of ghosts, the heart of the tropical forest. Here, as every hunter and traveler knows, mortals venture at great peril, and it is here that a small boy is left alone.

Ghosts of Tokyo

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Author: Christopher J. Smith

Publisher: Christopher J. Smith

ISBN: 0987463314

Category: Fiction

Page: 330

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Stories of My Life

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Author: Alex J. Rock

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595428401

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 188

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The Ghost of Mary Prairie

A Novel

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Author: Lisa Polisar

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826342094

Category: Fiction

Page: 273

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After seeing an apparition of a young woman who had been savagely beaten, fifteen-year-old Jake Leeds begins to investigate the legend of Mary McCann and becomes determined to find her killer.

A Ghost of Che

A Motorcycle Ride Through Space, Time, Life and Love

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Author: Mauktik Kulkarni

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781440161087

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 156

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"...The reader departs with the narrator from Louisville and accompanies him on his route, which takes him from Peru, through Argentina and Chile, on his return through Peru and eventually on his return to Louisville, Kentucky. However, the human side of the story that occurs with the narrator, in fact the most outstanding part of the story, does not follow as linear a path as the trip on which Kulkarni embarks through the areas of South America. In fact, what stands out most in the text is the mastery of narration that catches the reader from the first page and never lets go. One continues reading because one wants to (needs to, in fact) know what will happen next. The plot contrasts the trip through geographic points, the ponderings and reflections of Mauktik along his trip and his retrospective vision of his life. The result is fascinating. All of it awakens our attention... ...The book is a cultural/anthropological study that permits us access to the perspective of a person coming from another culture disparate from that of Latin America, a non-North American vision of our people and our customs. What's fascinating is that the narrator does not speak Spanish fluently; a reader that has a command of both languages quickly notes the linguistic errors. However, one immediately recognizes that the value and purpose of the book goes far beyond linguistic conventions. A Ghost of Che explores the human condition, as told by a narrator who travels thousands of kilometers in search of the unknown and who ends up finding himself; in the process, he discovers the goodness of people. Probably, the best tribute that one could make to the book would be to say that the reader wants to embark on a similar journey after reading it." - Dr. Manuel F. Medina, Associate Professor, Modern Languages, Spanish, University of Louisville, in Al Da en Amrica. Full review is available Here

The Ghost of Leon Trotsky

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Author: Lois Young-Tulin

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595477941

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

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Mexico, 1940. Leon Trotsky, a key charismatic figure in the 1917 Russian Revolution, lives in exile in Mexico after losing power to Josef Stalin in 1924. He resides in a comfortable, fortified villa in Coyoacán in relative peace-until an agent of Stalin assassinates him. Los Angeles, 1990. Fifty years later, Trotsky's memory remains alive for six Americans who lived with him at the time of his death. Now they've gathered together to mark the fiftieth anniversary of his assassination. Though they have aged and their bodies no longer have the energy they once possessed, they still passionately believe in Trotsky's cause. For former lovers Byron Lerner and Verna Swartz, the past collides with the present as long-dormant emotions erupt between them, leading them down a road of painful memories. And for the entire group, their brief reunion will uncover betrayal, lies, and secrets so devastating that their perception of history will forever be altered. Rich with historic detail, The Ghost of Leon Trotsky is a brilliant examination of how six people come to terms with their individual and collective pasts and presents.

The Ghosts of Christmas

A Tor.Com Original

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Author: Paul Cornell

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 146683529X

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

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Which is harder: seeing your own future -- or truly knowing your past? A science fiction tale of Christmases past and yet to come. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Modern Day Mystic

A Psychic & Spiritual Journey Through a Not Quite Ordinary Life

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Author: Thomas Lyons

Publisher: We Publish Books

ISBN: 1929841140

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 300

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Can people really bend spoons with our minds? Do regular people have prophetic dreams? What does it really mean to be "enlightened?" The author has seen it all and shares hundreds of stories of mystical experience.