Download or read book Accordion Crimes written by Annie Proulx and published by Fourth Estate (GB). This book was released on 1997 with total page 543 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The third novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 'The Shipping News', 'Accordion Crimes' spans generations, continents and a century and confirms the hallucinatory power of Proulx's writing.
Download or read book Accordion Crimes written by Annie Proulx and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2007-12-01 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pulitzer Prize–winning author Annie Proulx brings the immigrant experience to life in this stunning novel that traces the ownership of a simple green accordion. E. Annie Proulx’s Accordion Crimes is a masterpiece of storytelling that spans a century and a continent. Proulx brings the immigrant experience in America to life through the eyes of the descendants of Mexicans, Poles, Africans, Irish-Scots, Franco-Canadians and many others, all linked by their successive ownership of a simple green accordion. The music they make is their last link with the past—voice for their fantasies, sorrows and exuberance. Proulx’s prodigious knowledge, unforgettable characters and radiant language make Accordion Crimes a stunning novel, exhilarating in its scope and originality.
Download or read book Understanding Annie Proulx written by Karen Lane Rood and published by Univ of South Carolina Press. This book was released on 2001 with total page 624 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this study, independent scholar Rood introduces students and the interested reader to the writings of contemporary American writer Annie Proulx. Coverage includes a discussion of the major themes in Proulx's well-known novels such as Postcards, Accordion Crimes, and The Shipping News as well as three others. Rood also provides background information on Proulx's life and her development as a writer. c. Book News Inc.
Download or read book The Geographical Imagination of Annie Proulx written by Alex Hunt and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2010-11-23 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This edited collection focuses on Annie Proulx's striking attention to geography, place, landscape, and local environments. Contributors consider Proulx's particular landscapes_particularly those of Wyoming, New England, Texas, and Newfoundland_and the issues surrounding the significance of these regions and regionalism in contemporary culture and literature.
Download or read book Annie Proulx's The Shipping News written by Aliki Varvogli and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2002-01-11 with total page 78 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This work is part of the "Continuum Contemporaries" series giving readers accessible and informative introductions to 30 of the most popular, most acclaimed and most influential contemporary novels. It contains a biography of the novelist, a full-length study of the novel, a summary of how the novel was received upon publication, a summary of how the novel has performed since publication, and a wide range of suggestions for further reading.
Download or read book The Accordion in the Americas written by Helena Simonett and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2012-09-28 with total page 347 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection considers the accordion and its myriad forms, from the concertina, button accordion, and piano accordion familiar in European and North American music to the exotic-sounding South American bandoneon and the sanfoninha. Capturing the instrument's spread and adaptation to many different cultures in North and South America, contributors illuminate how the accordion factored into power struggles over aesthetic values between elites and working-class people who often were members of immigrant and/or marginalized ethnic communities. Specific histories and cultural contexts discussed include the accordion in Brazil, Argentine tango, accordion traditions in Colombia, cross-border accordion culture between Mexico and Texas, Cajun and Creole identity, working-class culture near Lake Superior, the virtuoso Italian-American and Klezmer accordions, Native American dance music, and American avant-garde.
Download or read book From The Shadow Of An Accordion To Eternity. Talking To Accordionists Worth Listening To written by Times Square Press and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on with total page 723 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Best Novels of the Nineties written by Linda Parent Lesher and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2000-02-01 with total page 489 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This reader’s guide provides uniquely organized and up-to-date information on the most important and enjoyable contemporary English-language novels. Offering critically substantiated reading recommendations, careful cross-referencing, and extensive indexing, this book is appropriate for both the weekend reader looking for the best new mystery and the full-time graduate student hoping to survey the latest in magical realism. More than 1,000 titles are included, each entry citing major reviews and giving a brief description for each book.
Download or read book Sounding Out: Pauline Oliveros and Lesbian Musicality written by Martha Mockus and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2011-05-20 with total page 219 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sounding Out: Pauline Oliveros and Lesbian Musicality examines the musical career of the avant-garde composer, accordionist, whose radical innovations of the 1960s, 70s and 80s have redefined the aesthetic and formal parameters of American experimental music. While other scholars have studied Oliveros as a disciple of John Cage and a contemporary of composers Terry Riley, Lou Harrison, Gordon Mumma, and Robert Ashley, Sounding Out resituates Pauline Oliveros in a gynecentric network of feminist activists, writers, artists and musicians. This book shows how the women in Oliveros’s life were central sources of creative energy and exchange during a crucial moment in feminist and queer cultural history. Crafting a dynamic relationship between feminism and music-making, this book offers a queerly original analysis of Oliveros’s work as a musical form of feminist activism and argues for the productive role of experimental music in lesbian feminist theory. Sounding Out combines key elements of feminist theories of lesbian sexuality with Oliveros’s major compositions, performances, critical essays, and interviews. It also includes previously unpublished correspondence between Oliveros and Edith Guttierez, Jill Johnston, Annea Lockwood, Kate Millett, and Jane Rule.
Download or read book Readings written by Michael Dirda and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In these playful, erudite, and idiosyncratically personal essays from the Washington Post Book World, Michael Dirda shares some of the pleasures of the reading life. His subjects range from classics in translation to fantasy and crime fiction; from children's books to American and European literature; from innovative writing to neglected novels; from the dark joys of collecting first editions to the untroubled pleasure of P. G. Wodehouse. Dirda is a writer's reader and a reader's writer. He is a sure guide to good reading from the casual to the scholarly, and his columns are always diverting and informative, always worth coming back to. Readings presents many of his most memorable essays, including "The Crime of His Life" (a youthful caper), "Bookman's Saturday" (the scheming of a book collector), an annotated list of 100 comic novels, "Heian Holiday" (on The Tale of Genji), reflections on sex in literature, "Mr. Wright" (an exemplary high school teacher), "Listening to My Father," "Turning Fifty," and "Millennial Readings." In all these, and in 40 other pieces, Michael Dirda shows us books as sources of aesthetic bliss, comfort, and not least, amusement.
Download or read book Neapolitan Postcards written by Goffredo Plastino and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2016-06-22 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Neapolitan Postcards gathers a diverse group of international scholars to investigate unexplored transnational aspects of the intimate yet globally popular canzone napoletana. Performed and beloved worldwide in almost every language, the style had hits such as “Funiculì funiculà” (1880) and “’O sole mio” (1898) which sold millions of copies. These hits fueled the tradition’s spread across the world over the course of the twentieth century with the eventual popularity of covers by singers and musicians of all music genres and styles, from popular music to opera and jazz. This book is the first scholarly work that considers the specific complexities of the international Neapolitan Song scenes through case studies from Argentina, England, Greece, and the United States, employing analyses of compositions, iconographical sources, international films, mechanical musical instruments, performances, and recordings devoted to the canzone napoletana.
Download or read book Dissonant Divas in Chicana Music written by Deborah R. Vargas and published by U of Minnesota Press. This book was released on 2012 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores the resounding musical performances of Mexican American women such as Chelo Silva, Eva Ybarra, Eva Garza, and Selena within Tejano/Chicano music
Download or read book Hemispheric American Studies written by Caroline F. Levander and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2007-10-04 with total page 366 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This landmark collection brings together a range of exciting new comparative work in the burgeoning field of hemispheric studies. Scholars working in the fields of Latin American studies, Asian American studies, American studies, American literature, African Diaspora studies, and comparative literature address the urgent question of how scholars might reframe disciplinary boundaries within the broad area of what is generally called American studies. The essays take as their starting points such questions as: What happens to American literary, political, historical, and cultural studies if we recognize the interdependency of nation-state developments throughout all the Americas? What happens if we recognize the nation as historically evolving and contingent rather than already formed? Finally, what happens if the "fixed" borders of a nation are recognized not only as historically produced political constructs but also as component parts of a deeper, more multilayered series of national and indigenous histories? With essays that examine stamps, cartoons, novels, film, art, music, travel documents, and governmental publications, Hemispheric American Studies seeks to excavate the complex cultural history of texts and discourses across the ever-changing and stratified geopolitical and cultural fields that collectively comprise the American hemisphere. This collection promises to chart new directions in American literary and cultural studies.
Download or read book Close Range written by Annie Proulx and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 1999 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A new collection of award-winning short fiction by the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Shipping News includes "Brokeback Mountain," "The Mud Below," and "The Half Skinned Steer," selected by John Updike as one of the best stories of the century. 75,000 first printing.
Download or read book 100 Must-Read American Novels written by Nick Rennison and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2010-09-26 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the definitive literary guide to the one hundred best American novels, giving witty, concise, and insightful reviews; historical and literary context; and opinions as to why these novels were chosen as must-reads. It also features an in-depth introduction to the theme of the American novel. Covering the works of major literary figures and some lesser-known writers who you may not have discovered yet, this pocket-size resource is like a friend's recommendation in helping you find your way to great reading, with just enough background information, plot, and details about how readers and critics have felt about these works over the years to pique your curiosity. From literary masterpieces such as James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans to books that changed the direction of American literature such as Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter to writers who defined an era such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Jack Kerouac to contemporary novels such as Toni Morrison's Beloved and Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible, these must-read novels cover American literature from nineteenth-century classics to present-day bestsellers. The guide also includes literary gems from authors such as Dawn Powell and William Maxwell, writers who didn't achieve the same level of success or fame as some of their contemporaries but have made notable literary contributions nonetheless,. The book also features a “Read-On” suggestion list of up to five hundred more recommendations for further reading.
Download or read book Without a Doubt written by Thomas J. Tobin and published by Emmaus Road Publishing. This book was released on 2001 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Should not shepherds feed the sheep?" (Ezek. 34:2). Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence, Rhode Island offers solid spiritual food in this collection of award-winning essays. Drawing lessons on personal spirituality from sources as varied as Sacred Scripture and the parish parking lot, Bishop Tobin will inspire you to follow Christ more closely and grow in love and holiness.
Download or read book Encyclopedia of the American Novel written by Abby H. P. Werlock and published by Infobase Learning. This book was released on 2015-04-22 with total page 4202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Praise for the print edition:" ... no other reference work on American fiction brings together such an array of authors and texts as this.