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Download Selected Tweets by Tao Lin, Mira Gonzalez PDF

By Tao Lin, Mira Gonzalez

Literary Nonfiction. paintings. Fiction. Poetry. chosen TWEETS via Mira Gonzalez and Tao Lin, courting from 2008 to 2014, in addition to extras comparable to illustrations of every other's tweets, brief tales, essays, and an extended poem.

SHEILA HETI: How do you think humans learn Twitter?

TAO LIN: On their telephones i believe often. i believe I've learn the main Twitter whereas laying in mattress or on my again, or simply laying in locations, like in parks or in airports. perhaps now not the main, yet much. I've dropped my cell on my face again and again. i believe other folks needs to too, yet I hardly listen approximately this.

SHEILA HETI: What do you consider prior to you tweet? You as soon as instructed me that you simply tweet what makes you are feeling uncomfortable. So which tweets do you reject, which do you accept?

MIRA GONZALEZ: I wouldn't unavoidably say that I tweet what makes me believe uncomfortable, i feel it's extra that i think cozy tweeting issues that i'd by no means suppose cozy announcing in a true existence dialog, or perhaps in different places on the net. For purposes that I don't absolutely comprehend, Twitter is a spot the place I don't suppose ashamed to claim my so much shameful thoughts...

(From "What might Twitter Do," Tao Lin and Mira Gonzalez interviewed by means of Sheila Heti)

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Download Backwards and forwards: a technical manual for reading plays by David Ball PDF

By David Ball

The best-selling script research ebook for thirty-five years

thought of a vital textual content on account that its booklet thirty-five years in the past, this advisor for college students and practitioners of either theater and literature enhances, instead of contradicts or repeats, conventional equipment of literary research of scripts.

Ball constructed his process in the course of his paintings as literary director on the Guthrie Theater, construction his advisor at the crafts playwrights of each interval and elegance use to make their performs stageworthy. The textual content is filled with instruments for college students and practitioners to exploit as they examine plot, personality, topic, exposition, imagery, clash, theatricality, and the opposite the most important components of the superstructure of a play. additionally integrated are courses for locating what the playwright considers a play’ s most vital parts, therefore allowing interpretation in accordance with the basis of the play instead of its details.

utilizing Shakespeare’s Hamlet as representation, Ball assures a well-recognized base for clarifying script-reading concepts in addition to exemplifying the types of misinterpretation readers can fall prey to by way of ignoring the craft of the playwright. Of titanic application to people who are looking to placed performs at the degree (actors, administrators, designers, creation experts) Backwards & Forwards is usually an exceptional playwriting guide as the buildings it describes are the first instruments of the playwright.

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Download American Fiction: Modernism-Postmodernism, Popular Culture, by Jaroslav Kusnir PDF

By Jaroslav Kusnir

Jaroslav Kušnír’s ebook American Fiction: Modernism-Postmodernism, pop culture, and Metafiction is a sequel to his past examine on American postmodern fiction entitled Poetika americkej postmodernej prózy: Richard Brautigan and Donald Barthelme [Poetics of yankee Fiction: Richard Brautigan and Donald Barthelme]. Prešov: Impreso, 2001. It explores a number of elements of yank postmodernist fiction as manifested within the works by means of Richard Brautigan, Donald Barthelme and different American postmodernist authors akin to Robert Coover, E. L. Doctorow, Kurt Vonnegut and Paul Auster. examining quite a few brief tales and novels, the writer indicates transformations among modernist and postmodernist literature within the works of Donald Barthelme; the way in which postmodern parodies of well known literary genres supply a critique of a few elements of yank cultural identification and event (the American Dream, individualism, consumerism); and he additionally indicates alternative ways postmodern authors equivalent to Robert Coover, Kurt Vonnegut and Paul Auster create metafictional influence as some of the most major facets of postmodern literature.

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Download The Lime Works by Thomas Bernhard PDF

By Thomas Bernhard

Translated through Sophie Wilkins

For 5 years, Konrad has imprisoned himself and his crippled spouse in an deserted lime works the place he’s carried out extraordinary auditory experiments and ready to write down his masterwork, The experience of Hearing. because the tale starts off, he’s simply blown the pinnacle off his spouse with the Mannlicher carbine she saved strapped to her wheelchair. The homicide and the unusual existence that ended in it are the topic of a mass of rumour comparable by means of an unnamed life-insurance salesman in a story as mazy, byzantine, and mysterious because the lime works—Konrad’s sanctuary and tomb.

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Download Moscow Stations by Venedikt Erofeev PDF

By Venedikt Erofeev

Translated by means of Stephen Mulrine. notice that this can be Mulrine's translation of the complete novel, no longer his dramatic rendition. the 1st translation is additionally on hand on Bibliotik, below the identify "Moscow Circles".

Venedikt Yerofeev, who was once born contained in the Arctic Circle in 1938 and died in 1990 of throat melanoma and a life of ingesting, by no means stuck the awareness of that huge global identified to pre-glasnost Russia as ‘abroad’. in contrast to Solzhenitsyn or Sinyavsky, or any variety of different samizdat writers, he didn’t appear to be announcing whatever of significant value. He published no physique counts, uncovered no officers and engaged in no ideological debates. till quite a few years prior to his dying, actually, Moscow Stations was once a cult vintage, a manuscript that circulated in typescript and infrequently moved past a number of significant towns. the radical dramatizes society on the point of doom, exhausted, corrupt, bewildered, yet going into the evening with sodden dignity.

Moscow Stations, Venedikt Yerofeev’s autobiographical novel, is a outstanding piece of writing — a real monument to the Soviet Union in its decline. the unconventional is a mix of excessive, drunken comedy — a portrait of a soul jam-packed with knowledge and pickled in Hunter’s vodka who spends his days traipsing round Moscow yet hasn't ever as soon as obvious the Kremlin. With this joyful admission we're off on a hallucinatory trip during the more and more determined brain of Venedikt Yerofeev.

The play Moscow Stations was once provided in 1994 on the Garrick Theatre, London, starring Tom Courtenay, who was once provided most sensible Actor of the yr by way of the Critics Circle and likewise gained the night commonplace Drama Award. The play transferred to the Union sq. Theatre in long island within the autumn of 1995 and got first-class reviews.

‘The paintings of a bold and finely balanced imagination.’ Sunday Times

‘Stephen Mulrine’s translation is brilliantly artistic, and as easy-breathing as its original.’ occasions Literary Supplement

‘Funny, tragic, inspiring... This translation would definitely placed Yerofeev up there with the Russian masters.’ Mail on Sunday

‘A scabrous, darkish and hilarious paintings cocktailing the satire of Gogol with the gutter-level eye of Bukowski and the risk and nightmare imaginative and prescient of Genet.’ Time Out

‘Its artwork is the interweaving of descriptions of low lifestyles issues with philosophical and non secular enquiry and meditation... Stephen Mulrine has made a correct, elastic job.’ Spectator

‘An elegy for once-hopeful twentieth-century platforms long past mistaken that’s as daunting and relocating as may be.’ Observer

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Download Introductory Guide to Post-Structuralism and Postmodernism by Madan Sarup PDF

By Madan Sarup

Madan Sarup has now revised his obtainable and renowned advent to post-structuralist and postmodern concept. a brand new introductory part discusses the which means of such strategies as modernity, postmodernity, modernization, modernism, and postmodernism. a bit on feminist feedback of Lacan and Foucault has been extra, including a brand new bankruptcy on French feminist thought concentrating on the paintings of Hélène Cixous, Luce Irigaray, and Julia Kristeva.

The bankruptcy on postmodernism has been considerably accelerated to incorporate a dialogue of Lyotard's language video games and his use of the class "sublime." This bankruptcy ends with a dialogue of the connection among feminism and postmodernism. an additional bankruptcy has been further at the paintings of Jean Baudrillard, a cult determine at the present postmodernist scene, whose rules have attained a large foreign money. The bankruptcy features a new part on postmodern cultural practices as printed in structure, television, video, and movie. feedback for extra studying at the moment are indexed on the finish of every bankruptcy and are upgraded and annotated.

In tracing the influence of post-structuralist notion not just on literary feedback yet on such disciplines as philosophy, politics, psychoanalysis, the social sciences, and artwork, this ebook might be crucial analyzing if you happen to need a transparent and incisive creation to the theories that proceed to have frequent influence.

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Download Foucault, Freedom and Sovereignty by Sergei Prozorov PDF

By Sergei Prozorov

This booklet provides a singular perception of political freedom built at the foundation of the paintings of Foucault. opposed to the existing interpretations which disqualify a Foucauldian strategy from the discourse of freedom, this research posits freedom because the basic axiological motif of Foucault's writing. Prozorov reconstructs an ontology of freedom in Foucault's textual corpus and descriptions the modalities of its perform within the modern terrain of worldwide governance at the foundation of a brand new interpretation of the relation of Foucault's method of the problematical of sovereignty. seriously enticing with acclaimed post-Foucauldian theories of Giorgio Agamben and Antonio Negri, this ebook restores the arguable proposal of the sovereign topic to the serious discourse on worldwide politics. As a learn in political notion, this publication should be appropriate for college students and students attracted to the troublesome of political freedom, philosophy and international governmentality.

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