What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver Summary

This powerful collection of stories, set in the mid-West among the lonely men and women who drink, fish and play cards to ease the passing of time, was the first by Raymond Carver to be published in the UK. With its spare, colloquial narration and razor-sharp sense of how people really communicate, the collection was to become one of the most influential literary works of the 1980s.

Beginners

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Beginners by Raymond Carver Summary

Here is the original manuscript of Raymond Carver’s seminal 1981 collection, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. Carver is one of the most celebrated short-story writers in American literature—his style is both instantly recognizable and hugely influential—and the pieces in What We Talk About . . ., which portray the gritty loves and lives of the American working class, are counted among the foundation stones of the contemporary short story. In this unedited text, we gain insight into the process of a great writer. These expansive stories illuminate the many dimensions of Carver’s style, and are indispensable to our understanding of his legacy. Text established by William L. Stull and Maureen P. Carroll

What We Talk About When We Talk About Cities (And Love)

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In often dreamlike peregrinations around his home towns of Liverpool, London and New York Andy Merrifield reflects on what cities mean to us and how they shape the way we think. As he wanders, Merrifield’s reveries circle questions: Can we talk about cities in the absolute, discovering their essence beneath the particulars? Is it possible truly to love or hate a city, to experience it carnally or viscerally? Might we find true love in the city? Merrifield does find love in the city: with his future wife, whom he takes on a date to see his hero Spalding Gray’s “It’s a Slippery Slope” at London’s South Bank and soon after moves in with, to a tiny place in Bloomsbury where they celebrate the brilliance of new romance by painting the walls turquoise and gold. And for the fellow urbanist Marshall Berman, another working class boy who went up to Oxford. Berman takes Merrifield under his wing and shows him the thrills available in Dostoevsky and Marx over cups of coffee in ordinary cafes on New York City’s Upper West Side. The mood music to these love affairs is provided by a rich repertoire of intellects, from Jane Jacobs to Mike Davis, from Louis Malle to Walter Benjamin. John Lennon, a pupil, like Merrifield, at Quarry Bank school in Liverpool, enters the story; so too the novelist and critic John Berger. And providing tonality throughout is the stripped down, razor honed talk about love in the stories of Raymond Carver. Andy Merrifield is the author of ten books including works on urbanism and social theory such as The New Urban Question and Magical Marxism, biographies of Henri Lefebvre, Guy Debord and John Berger, a popular travelogue, The Wisdom of Donkeys, and a manifesto for liberated living, The Amateur. His journalism has appeared in the Nation, Harper’s, Adbusters, New Left Review, Dissent, the Brooklyn Rail, and Radical Philosophy.

Parlez-moi d'Anne Frank

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Parlez-moi d'Anne Frank by Nathan ENGLANDER Summary

Toujours hautement symboliques, immédiatement prenantes, ces nouvelles déploient les talents multiples de Nathan Englander, ses traits d'humour, son sens de la situation et du drame, son intensité tragique, son goût pour la parabole et sa plume protéiforme, toujours juste et saisissante. Deux couples se retrouvent pour un dîner. Les femmes, de vieilles amies d'enfance, ont pris des chemins très différents : l'une, juive hassidique, vit en Israël avec son mari et ses dix enfants ; l'autre a choisi la laïcité, elle n'a qu'un enfant, adolescent. Au fil de la conversation, les langues se délient et les masques tombent, dévoilant des visages inattendus. Alors le " mari laïque " lance le jeu " Anne Frank " inventé par sa femme. Le principe : " S'il le fallait, serais-tu prêt à me cacher au péril de ta vie ? " Ce jeu dangereux redouble d'intensité lorsque la femme hassidique lit dans les yeux de son mari qu'il la dénoncerait... Salué par une critique unanime et l'ensemble des écrivains américains de sa génération, Parlez-moi d'Anne Frank charrie autant de pépites d'émotion, d'humour, de tragédies et de poésie que le précédent, la maturité en plus. " Le livre le plus réfléchi, le plus drôle, le plus courageux et le plus beau de Nathan Englander. Il regorge de trouvailles et de joyaux. " Jonathan Safran Foer " Il faut une exceptionnelle combinaison d'humilité et de confiance morale pour faire cohabiter la finesse de la comédie et la grande tragédie avec autant de talent que Nathan Englander. " Jonathan Franzen " Ce sont là d'authentiques chef-d'oeuvres de l'art contemporain de la forme courte. " Michael Chabon

What We Talk About When We Talk About God

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What We Talk About When We Talk About God by Rob Bell Summary

How God is described today strikes many as mean, primitive, backward, illogical, tribal, and at odds with the frontiers of science. At the same time, many intuitively feel a sense of reverence and awe in the world. Can we find a new way to talk about God? Pastor and New York Times bestselling author Rob Bell does here for God what he did for heaven and hell in Love Wins: he shows how traditional ideas have grown stale and dysfunctional and reveals a new path for how to return vitality and vibrancy to how we understand God. Bell reveals how we got stuck, why culture resists certain ways of talking about God, and how we can reconnect with the God who is with us, for us, and ahead of us, pulling us forward into a better future—and ready to help us live life to the fullest.

Héliogabale ou l'anarchiste couronné

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Héliogabale ou l'anarchiste couronné by Antonin Artaud Summary

Texte intégral révisé suivi d'une biographie d'Antonin Artaud. Entre mythe, histoire et littérature, Artaud s'empare ici de la vie d'Héliogabale d'Émèse, grand prêtre païen adorateur du Soleil et empereur anarchiste en son empire, qui vécut au IIIe siècle d'une Rome intensément déliquescente et fit de son pouvoir "de la poésie réalisée". Extrait: "S'il y a autour du cadavre d'Héliogabale, mort sans tombeau, et égorgé par sa police dans les latrines de son palais, une intense circulation de sang et d'excréments, il y a autour de son berceau une intense circulation de sperme. Héliogabale est né à une époque où tout le monde couchait avec tout le monde; et on ne saura jamais où ni par qui sa mère a été réellement fécondée. Pour un prince syrien comme lui, la filiation se fait par les mères; – et, en fait de mères, il y a autour de ce fils de cocher, nouveau-né, une pléiade de Julies; – et qu'elles exercent ou non sur le trône, toutes ces Julies sont de hautes grues." Pour J.M.G. Le Clézio, "Qui n'a pas lu 'Héliogabale' n'a pas touché le fond même de notre littérature sauvage."

Raymond Carver. Une vie d'écrivain

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Raymond Carver. Une vie d'écrivain by Carol Sklenicka Summary

Traduit de l'anglais (États-Unis) par Carine Chichereau. Figure majeure de la littérature contemporaine, Raymond Carver (1938-1988) s'est toujours montré d'une grande discrétion, alimentant sans le vouloir une quantité de légendes qui font désormais partie du " mythe Carver ". Cette biographie retrace minutieusement le parcours littéraire et personnel de celui dont la voix aura marqué à jamais plusieurs générations d'écrivains – et de lecteurs. L'enfance au sein d'une famille ouvrière, les années de galère, les premiers écrits, les innombrables échecs, les rencontres décisives avec Gordon Lish et Gary Fisketjon, ses éditeurs, jusqu'à la consécration finale, c'est toute une vie qui se déroule sous nos yeux. Une vraie " vie d'écrivain ", où l'amitié et la recherche obstinée de l'excellence auront joué un rôle essentiel.

Les langages de l'amour

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Love (Mandarin Edition)

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Love (Mandarin Edition) by Raymond Carver Summary

《当我们谈论爱情时我们在谈论什么》 In his second collection of stories, as in his first, Carver's characters are peripheral people--people without education, insight or prospects, people too unimaginative to even give up. Carver celebrates these men and women. 《当我们谈论爱情时我们在谈论什么》是雷蒙德·卡佛优秀的短篇小说集,由17篇短篇小说组成。讲述了如餐馆女招待、锯木厂工人、修车工、推销员和汽车旅馆管理员等社会底层的体力劳动者的生活。这些普通人有着普通人的愿望,做着再普通不过的事情,但他们发现自己在为生存而挣扎,无法达到在常人看来并不远大的人生目标。他们的生活中充满了窘困和不如意,婚姻破裂,失业,酗酒,破产。卡佛用“极简”的遣词、冷静疏离的叙事,表现了现代社会中人的边缘性以及现代人脆弱的自我意识。本书的出版,为美国短篇小说写作注入了新的生命,并为卡佛赢得了“美国的契诃夫”的称号,使他成为美国继海明威之后受到模仿最多的作家。

What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank by Nathan Englander Summary

A FRANK O'CONNOR AWARD-winning, simply stunning short-story collection by one of America's most critically acclaimed young writers. From the up-and-coming young American writer who has contributed to McSweeney's and written for THE NEW YORKER comes a masterful collection of short stories that has already received rave reviews from many of the most prominent writers working today. Some of the stories are comic masterpieces, some embody as dark a vision of the universe as you are likely to encounter, and all of them showcase a writer grappling with the great questions of modern life.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape by Sohaila Abdulali Summary

Thoughtful, provocative and intelligent, this game-changing book looks at sexual assault and the global discourse on rape from the viewpoint of a survivor, writer, counsellor and activist. Sohaila Abdulali was the first Indian rape survivor to speak out about her experience. Gang-raped as a teenager in Mumbai and indignant at the deafening silence on the issue in India, she wrote an article for a women’s magazine questioning how we perceive rape and rape victims. Thirty years later she saw the story go viral in the wake of the fatal 2012 Delhi rape and the global outcry that followed. Drawing on three decades of grappling with the issue personally and professionally, and on her work with hundreds of other survivors, she explores what we think about rape and what we say. She also explores what we don’t say, and asks pertinent questions about who gets raped and who rapes, about consent and desire, about redemption and revenge, and about how we raise our sons. Most importantly, she asks: does rape always have to be a life-defining event, or is it possible to recover joy?

Collected Stories

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Collected Stories by Raymond Carver,William L. Stull,Maureen Patricia Carroll Summary

Collects legendary and controversial works by the mid-twentieth-century writer including posthumous, unedited, and previously unseen versions, in a comparative anthology that offers insight into the influence of editor Gordon Lish.

De l'art de dire des conneries

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De l'art de dire des conneries by Harry Frankfurt Summary

"L’un des traits les plus caractéristiques de notre culture est l’omniprésence du baratin." Ce court essai, dont le titre original est On bullshit, a toutes les apparences du sérieux, bien qu’il s’agisse d’une théorisation de ce que l’on appelle communément le baratin ou les conneries. L’un des plus grands philosophes américains, Harry Gordon Frankfurt (né en 1929), professeur émérite à Princeton, se penche sur le sujet : un petit livre de référence pour ne plus jamais confondre connerie avec fumisterie, foutaise, baliverne ou sornette, et repérer à coup sûr tous les baratineurs.