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The Raw Shark Texts

Author : Steven Hall
Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Page : 452 pages
File Size : 24,28 MB
Release : 2008-04-08
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1555847684


This genre-bending national bestseller is “a horror-dystopic-philosophical mash-up, drawing comparisons to Borges, The Matrix and Jaws” (The New York Times Magazine). Eric Sanderson wakes up in a house he doesn’t recognize, unable to remember anything of his life. A note instructs him to call a Dr. Randle, who informs him that he is undergoing yet another episode of memory loss, and that for the last two years—since the tragic death of his great love, Clio, while vacationing in Greece—he’s been suffering from an acute dissociative disorder. But there may be more to the story, or it may be a different story altogether. With the help of allies found on the fringes of society, Eric embarks on an edge-of-your-seat journey to uncover the truth about himself and escape the predatory forces that threaten to consume him. Moving with the pace and momentum of a superb thriller, exploring ideas about language and information, as well as identity, this is ultimately a novel about the magnitude of love and the devastating effect of losing that love. “Paced like a thriller, it reads like a deluge . . . Herman Melville meets Michael Crichton, or Thomas Pynchon meets Douglas Adams.” —San Francisco Chronicle “Rousingly inventive.” —The Washington Post “Unforgettable fiction.” —Playboy “A thriller that will haunt you.” —GQ “Sharp and clear . . . Writing on the edge of the form.” —Los Angeles Times “Huge fun, and I gleefully recommend it.” —Audrey Niffenegger, international–bestselling author of The Time Traveler’s Wife “Fast, sexy, intriguing, intelligent.” —Toby Litt

Raw shark texts

Author : Steven Hall
Publisher :
Page : 469 pages
File Size : 48,28 MB
Release : 2008
Category :
ISBN : 9789173511766


Between Page and Screen

Author : Kiene Brillenburg Wurth
Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
Page : 330 pages
File Size : 47,46 MB
Release : 2012
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 0823239055


The contributors to this volume re-assess literary practice at the edges of paper, electronic media, and film. They show how the emergence of a new medium reinvigorates the book and the page as literary media, rather than announcing their impending death.

Maxwell's Demon

Author : Steven Hall
Publisher : Canongate Books
Page : 320 pages
File Size : 31,56 MB
Release : 2021-02-04
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1786893371


‘Ingeniously plotted and compulsively well-paced’ Sunday Times ‘A cracking detective story that seems to be investigating its own existence’ Jeff Noon 'Are you there, Tom?' I stood in the doorway, staring at the phone. My father had been dead for almost seven years. When Thomas Quinn receives a seemingly impossible voice message, he can’t help but wonder if Andrew Black – a legendary, reclusive mystery writer and his father’s protégé – is somehow involved. Thomas knows that Black can’t be trusted, that he should be avoided at all costs. But as the search for answers spirals into an examination of the nature of time, entropy, the true forms of angels, fictional stalkers and the secrets of the nativity set . . . Thomas realises that he might not have a choice.

English Studies

Author : Mehmet Ali Çelikel
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Page : 375 pages
File Size : 42,83 MB
Release : 2015-09-18
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 1443883182


This volume offers a selection of revised versions of the papers presented at the 7th International IDEA Conference held at Pamukkale University in Denizli, Turkey, organised by the Association of English Language and Literary Studies in Turkey. The contributions to this book offer a wide range of research from scholars on a variety of topics in English literature, including Shakespearean studies, Victorian, colonial, and postcolonial literature, poetry, and drama studies. The volume also includes a number of informative research articles on comparative and translation studies which will offer assistance to young scholars in their academic studies. In addition to acting as a guide to young academics, the book will also function as a fruitful reference book in a wide range of English literary studies.

History, Memory and Nostalgia in Literature and Culture

Author : Regina Rudaitytė
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Page : 303 pages
File Size : 42,84 MB
Release : 2018-07-27
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 1527514536


The advent of the new age has alerted us to the conflicted nature of historical memory which defined the 20th century while simultaneously assaulting us with new historical upheavals that demand responsibility and critical consideration. As the historical text bears traces of the writing subject, the element of deception is remarkable, meaning historical memory easily lends itself to forgery and false and subjective projections. As such, how do we think about the past, about history, about memory, and how does memory function? Is history an objective account, a collection of dry, reliable facts? Is it an imaginative narrative, tinged with nostalgia, a projection of our wishful thinking, the workings of our subjective perceptions and attitudes, our states of mind? The essays in this volume focus on the relevance of the past to the present and future in terms of the shifting attitudes to personal and collective experiences that have shaped dominant Western critical discourses about history, memory, and nostalgia. The contributors here take issue with the epistemological, hermeneutic, ethical, and aesthetic dimensions of the representational practices through which we revisit and revise the meaning of the past.

The Poetics of Genre in the Contemporary Novel

Author : Tim Lanzendörfer
Publisher : Lexington Books
Page : 302 pages
File Size : 15,67 MB
Release : 2015-11-19
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 1498517293


The Poetics of Genre in the Contemporary Novel investigates the role of genre in the contemporary novel: taking its departure from the observation that numerous contemporary novelists make use of popular genre influences in what are still widely considered to be literary novels, it sketches the uses, the work, and the value of genre. It suggests the value of a critical look at texts’ genre use for an analysis of the contemporary moment. From this, it develops a broader perspective, suggesting the value of genre criticism and taking into view traditional genres such as the bildungsroman and the metafictional novel as well as the kinds of amalgamated forms which have recently come to prominence. In essays discussing a wide range of authors from Steven Hall to Bret Easton Ellis to Colson Whitehead, the contributors to the volume develop their own readings of genre’s work and valence in the contemporary novel.

How We Think

Author : N. Katherine Hayles
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Page : 296 pages
File Size : 27,30 MB
Release : 2012-06-05
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 0226321401


How we think: digital media and contemporary technogenesis -- First interlude: practices and processes in digital media -- The digital humanities: engaging the issues -- How we read: close, hyper, machine -- Second interlude: the complexities of contemporary technogenesis -- Tech-toc: complex temporalities and contemporary technogenesis -- Technogenesis in action: telegraph code books and the place of the human -- Third interlude: narrative and database: digital media as forms -- Narrative and database: spatial history and the limits of symbiosis -- Transcendent data and transmedia narrative: Steven Hall's The raw shark texts -- Mapping time, charting data: the spatial aesthetic of Mark Z. Danielewski's Only revolutions.