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Dialogues on the Delta

By Martín Camps
  • ISBN Code: : 1527514706
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Pages : 249
  • Category : History
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This collection of essays examines the city of Stockton, California from an interdisciplinary perspective. Stockton is in the heart of the Central Valley, an agricultural region that comprises a diverse population and rich history. This book covers the economic downturn of the city that was ground zero for the housing market crisis during the Great Recession, which resulted in it becoming the first major American city to declare bankruptcy. Nevertheless, the city cannot be framed only on its economic misfortunes; Stockton has a vibrant community with important historical figures such as Martín Ramírez, an outsider painter who was a patient in the Stockton State Hospital. This book also covers topics such as food studies, religious communities, historical resources at the library at the University of the Pacific, business community programs such as “Puentes”, an overview of the city’s racial diversity, auto-ethnographies, the family connection to Mexican author Elena Poniatowska, and a program at the Stockton High School during WWII to send jeeps as part of the war effort. This book is informed by the perspectives of historians, sociologists, political scientists, economists, business scholars, and literary and cultural studies theorists to provide a wide range of approaches to a vital community in the Central Valley of California.

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  • Total of Pages : 976
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 797
  • Pdf File: the-collected-stories-of-heinrich-boll.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The definitive short story collection by the Nobel Laureate and master of the form These diverse, psychologically rich, and morally profound stories explore the consequences of war on individuals and on an entire culture. The Collected Stories of Heinrich Böll provides readers with the only comprehensive collection by this master of the short-story form. Includes all the stories from Böll’s The Mad Dog, Eighteen Short Stories, The Casualty, and The Stories of Heinrich Böll. A Nobel Laureate, Böll was considered a master 20th century literature, and The Collected Stories of Heinrich Böll contains some of his finest work. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Companion to the American Short Story

By Alfred Bendixen,James Nagel
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 9781444319927
  • Total of Pages : 536
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 473
  • Pdf File: a-companion-to-the-american-short-story.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Companion to the American Short Story traces thedevelopment of this versatile literary genre over the past 200years. Sets the short story in context, paying attention to theinteraction of cultural forces and aesthetic principles Contributes to the ongoing redefinition of the American canon,with close attention to the achievements of women writers as wellas such important genres as the ghost story and detectivefiction Embraces diverse traditions including African-American,Jewish-American, Latino, Native-American, and regional short storywriting Includes a section focused on specific authors and texts, fromEdgar Allen Poe to John Updike

Sex, Race, and Family in Contemporary American Short Stories

By M. Bostrom
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230607489
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 824
  • Pdf File: sex-race-and-family-in-contemporary-american-short-stories.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book reveals a female sexual economy in the marketplace of contemporary short fiction which locates a struggle for sexual power between mothers and daughters within a larger struggle to pursue that object of the American dream: whiteness.

The Little Black Book of Stories

By A S Byatt
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1448114470
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 810
  • Pdf File: the-little-black-book-of-stories.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A new collection of stories from A. S. Byatt is always a winner, and this one takes an unexpected turn, bringing shivers as well as delights. Leaves rustle underfoot in a dark wood: two middle-aged women walk into a forest, as they did when they were girls, confronting their fears and memories and the strange thing they saw in their childhood - or thought they saw - so long ago. A distinguished obstetrician and young woman artist find they have sharply contrasting ideas about body parts, birth and death; an innocent member of an evening class harbours unexpected view on 'raw material'. The stories in this marvellous collection are by turns funny, spooky, sparkling and haunting. The Little Black Book of Stories holds its secrets, adding a dark quality to Byatt's famous skill in mixing folk and fairy tale with everyday life.

Little Birds

By Anaïs Nin
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  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Book Code : 0547541511
  • Total of Pages : 164
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 815
  • Pdf File: little-birds.pdf

Book Short Summary:

These 13 erotic short stories by the acclaimed author of Henry and June explore the nature of desire, taboo, and female sensuality. Following her first book of erotic short fiction, Delta of Venus, Anaïs Nin continues to illuminate the many guises of human sexuality in Little Birds. From the beach towns of Normandy to the streets of New Orleans, these thirteen vignettes introduce us to a covetous French painter, a sleepless wanderer of the night, a guitar-playing gypsy, and a host of others who yearn for and dive into the turbulent depths of romantic experience. "[It is] so distinct an advance in the depiction of female sensuality that I felt, on reading it, enormous gratitude."-Alice Walker "One of contemporary literature's most important writers."-Newsweek

Gender and Short Fiction

By Jorge Sacido-Romero,Laura Lojo-Rodríguez
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351604899
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 388
  • Pdf File: gender-and-short-fiction.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In their new monograph, Gender and Short Fiction: Women's Tales in Contemporary Britain, Jorge Sacido-Romero and Laura M Lojo-Rodriguez explain why artistically ambitious women writers continue turning to the short story, a genre that has not yet attained the degree of literary prestige and social recognition the novel has had in the modern period. In this timely volume, the editors endorse the view that the genre still retains its potential as a vehicle for the expression of female experience alternative to and/or critical with dominant patriarchal ideology present at the very onset of the development of the modern British short story at the turn of the nineteenth century.