Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Author : Sarah Graham
  • ISBN : 1441143106
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Number of Pages : 128
  • Readers : 3942

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: J. D. Salinger's 1951 novel, The Catcher in the Rye, is the definitive coming-of-age novel and Holden Caulfield remains one of the most famous characters in modern literature. This jargon-free guide to the text sets The Catcher in the Rye in its historical, intellectual and cultural contexts, offering analyses of its themes, style and structure, and presenting an up-to-date account of its critical reception.

Clockwork Prince

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Cassandra Clare
  • ISBN : 1442431342
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 528
  • Readers : 9679

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: True love is shrouded in secrets and lies in the enchanting second book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Infernal Devices Trilogy, prequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series. In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when it becomes clear that the mysterious Magister will stop at nothing to use Tessa’s powers for his own dark ends. With the help of the handsome, tortured Will and the devoted Jem, Tessa discovers that the Magister’s war on the Shadowhunters is deeply personal and fueled by revenge. To unravel the secrets of the past, the trio journeys from mist-shrouded Yorkshire to a manor house that holds untold horrors. When they encounter a clockwork demon bearing a warning for Will, they realize that the Magister knows their every move—and that one of their own has betrayed them. Tessa is drawn more and more to Jem, though her longing for Will continues to unsettle her. But something is changing in Will. Could finding the Magister free Will from his secrets and give Tessa answers about who she really is? As their search leads to deadly peril, Tessa learns that secrets and lies can corrupt even the purest heart.

J. D. Salinger

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Kenneth Slawenski
  • ISBN : 0679604790
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Number of Pages : 464
  • Readers : 1344

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The inspiration for the major motion picture Rebel in the Rye One of the most popular and mysterious figures in American literary history, the author of the classic Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger eluded fans and journalists for most of his life. Now he is the subject of this definitive biography, which is filled with new information and revelations garnered from countless interviews, letters, and public records. Kenneth Slawenski explores Salinger’s privileged youth, long obscured by misrepresentation and rumor, revealing the brilliant, sarcastic, vulnerable son of a disapproving father and doting mother. Here too are accounts of Salinger’s first broken heart—after Eugene O’Neill’s daughter, Oona, left him—and the devastating World War II service that haunted him forever. J. D. Salinger features this author’s dramatic encounters with luminaries from Ernest Hemingway to Elia Kazan, his office intrigues with famous New Yorker editors and writers, and the stunning triumph of The Catcher in the Rye, which would both make him world-famous and hasten his retreat into the hills of New Hampshire. J. D. Salinger is this unique author’s unforgettable story in full—one that no lover of literature can afford to miss. Praise for J. D. Salinger: A Life “Startling . . . insightful . . . [a] terrific literary biography.”—USA Today “It is unlikely that any author will do a better job than Mr. Slawenski capturing the glory of Salinger’s life.”—The Wall Street Journal “Slawenski fills in a great deal and connects the dots assiduously; it’s unlikely that any future writer will uncover much more about Salinger than he has done.”—Boston Sunday Globe “Offers perhaps the best chance we have to get behind the myth and find the man.”—Newsday “[Slawenski has] greatly fleshed out and pinned down an elusive story with precision and grace.”—Chicago Sun-Times “Earnest, sympathetic and perceptive . . . [Slawenski] does an evocative job of tracing the evolution of Salinger’s work and thinking.”—The New York Times

Of Human Bondage

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : W. Somerset Maugham
  • ISBN : 0771060149
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Number of Pages : 729
  • Readers : 5613

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: When Philip Carey’s parents pass away he is sent to live with his Aunt Louisa and Uncle William, a vicar. Because of his club foot and his odd childhood, Philip has trouble fitting in at school, and passes up a scholarship at Oxford to try and make his own way. He tries an apprenticeship, and pursues a career as a painter, before finally settling on a career in medicine. But nothing is ever simple for Philip Carey, and the often banal realities of real life confound him at every turn. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : J.D. Salinger
  • ISBN : 031646001X
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 3895

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The last book-length work of fiction by J. D. Salinger published in his lifetime collects two novellas about "one of the liveliest, funniest, most fully realized families in all fiction" (New York Times). These two novellas, set seventeen years apart, are both concerned with Seymour Glass--the eldest son of J. D. Salinger's fictional Glass family--as recalled by his closest brother, Buddy. "He was a great many things to a great many people while he lived, and virtually all things to his brothers and sisters in our somewhat outsized family. Surely he was all real things to us: our blue-striped unicorn, our double-lensed burning glass, our consultant genius, our portable conscience, our supercargo, and our one full poet..."

Nine Stories

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : J.D. Salinger
  • ISBN : 0316459984
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 7165

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The "original, first-rate, serious, and beautiful" short fiction (New York Times Book Review) that introduced J. D. Salinger to American readers in the years after World War II, including "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" and the first appearance of Salinger's fictional Glass family. Nine exceptional stories from one of the great literary voices of the twentieth century. Witty, urbane, and frequently affecting, Nine Stories sits alongside Salinger's very best work--a treasure that will passed down for many generations to come. The stories: A Perfect Day for Bananafish Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut Just Before the War with the Eskimos The Laughing Man Down at the Dinghy For Esmé--with Love and Squalor Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period Teddy

The Way of All Flesh

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  • Category : Books
  • Author : Samuel Butler
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 9957

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Samuel Butler was son and grandson of the priests. He graduated from Cambridge University in 1858. He got carried away by music and drawing. Torn with his father, in 1859-1864 he lived in New Zealand, bred sheep. He became an ardent devotee of Darwinism, his views spelled out in a study of Life and Habit (1877). Returning to England, engaged in literature and painting, lived a hermit. Traveled to Italy and Sicily. He exhibited paintings in the Royal Academy, wrote about Italian art. His prose was highly appreciated by Forster and Shaw, and later by Joyce, Lawrence, Aldous Huxley, Maugham, George Orwell. Extremely frank autobiographical novel "The Way of All Flesh" (The Way of All Flesh) was completed by the author in the 1880s, but at the author's will was not published during his lifetime and was published only in 1903. Six volumes of his notebooks were also published, correspondence. FS Fitzgerald on the back of the title page of this book Butler wrote with his hand: "The most interesting human document of all available".

The Book Thief

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Markus Zusak
  • ISBN : 0307433846
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Number of Pages : 578
  • Readers : 4331

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

The Poison Belt

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Arthur Conan Doyle
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Number of Pages : 82
  • Readers : 8529

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Poison Belt' was the second novel that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote about Professor Challenger. It was first published in the year 1913.

Dream Catcher

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Margaret A. Salinger
  • ISBN : 1439122024
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 464
  • Readers : 7293

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In her highly anticipated memoir, Margaret A. Salinger writes about life with her famously reclusive father, J.D. Salinger—offering a rare look into the man and the myth, what it is like to be his daughter, and the effect of such a charismatic figure on the girls and women closest to him. With generosity and insight, Ms. Salinger has written a book that is eloquent, spellbinding, and wise, yet at the same time retains the intimacy of a novel. Her story chronicles an almost cultlike environment of extreme isolation and early neglect interwoven with times of laughter, joy, and dazzling beauty. Compassionately exploring the complex dynamics of family relationships, her story is one that seeks to come to terms with the dark parts of her life that, quite literally, nearly killed her, and to pass on a life-affirming heritage to her own child. The story of being a Salinger is unique; the story of being a daughter is universal. This book appeals to anyone, J.D. Salinger fan or no, who has ever had to struggle to sort out who she really is from whom her parents dreamed she might be.

Escaping Adulthood

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  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Author : Daniela Will
  • ISBN : 3640647289
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Number of Pages : 16
  • Readers : 6225

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Intermediate Examination Paper from the year 2010 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2,3, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Department of English Linguistics), language: English, abstract: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger has been put on school syllabus in hundreds of schools not only in America, but all over the world. The glorification of drinking, smoking, lying, promiscuity and immorality have not least been the reasons for this book heading the list of banned books in a number of American schools (Frangedis 72). Still adolescents all over the world could identify with the rebellious teenager Holden Caulfield, to the worries of their parents. Helen Frangedis tries to ease those worries, arguing that the teaching of morals is in fact her justification for introducing the book to her students, since Salinger’s purpose was actually morally indeed (Frangedis 72). But how does Salinger point to what in his opinion is morally right? By presenting a protagonist that opposes all the wrong values. Hol-den Caulfield finds himself irrevocably growing towards a life that does not appeal to him at all: The life of an adult. With his sixteen years, he cannot imagine adapting to the society he sees everyday; a society characterized by phoniness, superficiality and wrong values. The on-ly solution he sees thus is to escape; to flee; into an imaginary world. The following paper is going to have a close look at three essential questions that have to be posed in this context: What is the initial situation that dissatisfies Holden so much, that he wants to flee, and where to? In which ways does he flee? And, most important, what is the deeper psychological reason for his flight? By answering these questions it will be proved that Holden Caulfield flees adulthood because of his neurotic association of maturation and death. Therefore, his real world, as well as the imaginary world he flees to, will be looked at, before analyzing his ways of fleeing and after all, taking a closer look at his neurosis.

Holden's conflicts in J.D. Salinger's "Catcher in the Rye"

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  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Author : Dirk Lepping
  • ISBN : 3638209601
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Number of Pages : 7
  • Readers : 4754

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Essay from the year 2000 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0 (B), University of Münster (English Seminar Münster), course: American Teenage Culture of the 50s, language: English, abstract: There aren’t many heroes in contemporary literature who have aroused so much devotion, imitation or controversy as J.D. Salinger’s Holden Caulfield. Salinger's novel The Catcher in the Rye, which was banned in America after its first publication, has influenced teenagers and adolescents until today. The very first lines of Salinger’s novel The Catcher in the Rye apparently indicate that something has happened to Holden that perhaps most readers would not want to know about: "If you really want to hear about it...". So, what is The Catcher in the Rye actually about? It is the story of Holden Caulfield, a teenager growing up in New York, who has been expelled from school. In an attempt to deal with this situation, he decides to take a trip to New York, but this trip becomes a complete horror trip, during which he frequently suffers from unexplained depression, feelings of isolation and thoughts of suicide. Finally, his trip ends in a nervous breakdown. Told as a monologue, the book describes Holden's thoughts and activities of this threeday odyssey. Therefore the reader is forced to see social problems from Holden's point of view. Holden is confused about much of the world around him and he is disillusioned with life. One of the most significant features of Holden Caulfield’s character and personality is his relationship to other people. The way he feels and thinks about others as well as the way he treats them, reflects his difficulties with the world he lives in. Undoubtedly, there is a close link between Holden’s attitude towards social conventions and requirements since the people Holden is involved with represent a part of society. On the other hand, relationships always imply feelings, which enables the reader to get an insight into Holden’s emotional frame of mind. [...]

Stumbling on Happiness

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  • Category : Psychology
  • Author : Daniel Gilbert
  • ISBN : 0307371360
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Readers : 4731

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A smart and funny book by a prominent Harvard psychologist, which uses groundbreaking research and (often hilarious) anecdotes to show us why we’re so lousy at predicting what will make us happy – and what we can do about it. Most of us spend our lives steering ourselves toward the best of all possible futures, only to find that tomorrow rarely turns out as we had expected. Why? As Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert explains, when people try to imagine what the future will hold, they make some basic and consistent mistakes. Just as memory plays tricks on us when we try to look backward in time, so does imagination play tricks when we try to look forward. Using cutting-edge research, much of it original, Gilbert shakes, cajoles, persuades, tricks and jokes us into accepting the fact that happiness is not really what or where we thought it was. Among the unexpected questions he poses: Why are conjoined twins no less happy than the general population? When you go out to eat, is it better to order your favourite dish every time, or to try something new? If Ingrid Bergman hadn’t gotten on the plane at the end of Casablanca, would she and Bogey have been better off? Smart, witty, accessible and laugh-out-loud funny, Stumbling on Happiness brilliantly describes all that science has to tell us about the uniquely human ability to envision the future, and how likely we are to enjoy it when we get there.

At Home in the World

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Joyce Maynard
  • ISBN : 1429977558
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 7071

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: New York Times bestselling author of Labor Day With a New Preface When it was first published in 1998, At Home in the World set off a furor in the literary world and beyond. Joyce Maynard's memoir broke a silence concerning her relationship—at age eighteen—with J.D. Salinger, the famously reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye, then age fifty-three, who had read a story she wrote for The New York Times in her freshman year of college and sent her a letter that changed her life. Reviewers called her book "shameless" and "powerful" and its author was simultaneously reviled and cheered. With what some have viewed as shocking honesty, Maynard explores her coming of age in an alcoholic family, her mother's dream to mold her into a writer, her self-imposed exile from the world of her peers when she left Yale to live with Salinger, and her struggle to reclaim her sense of self in the crushing aftermath of his dismissal of her not long after her nineteenth birthday. A quarter of a century later—having become a writer, survived the end of her marriage and the deaths of her parents, and with an eighteen-year-old daughter of her own—Maynard pays a visit to the man who broke her heart. The story she tells—of the girl she was and the woman she became—is at once devastating, inspiring, and triumphant.

Adolescence in "The Catcher in the Rye" and "Vernon God Little" - A comparison

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Author : Katrin Karle
  • ISBN : 3656242097
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Number of Pages : 25
  • Readers : 3435

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,0, University of Frankfurt (Main) (Amerikanistik), course: 20th Century Adoles/Scenes, language: English, abstract: The term “adolescence” describes the phase of life between late childhood and adulthood. It contains not only the physical maturation but particularly the psychological and mental development from a child to an autonomous, responsible adult. Also literature has ever and anon created adolescent protagonists who have to deal with typical problems of coming of age. A prime example for such a novel of initiation is “The Catcher in the Rye”. This novel nearly fulfils all aspects a novel of initiation has to deal with. Although “The Catcher in the Rye” was published sixty years ago, it still finds general approval to people all over the world. Another very successful novel of initiation is DBC Pierre‟s “Vernon God Little” which was written in 2003 and won the Man Booker Prize in the same year. The Daily Mail described the 15-year old protagonist Vernon Gregory Little as “one of the most engaging narrators since Catcher in the Rye ́s Holden Caulfield”1 and Sam Sifton from the New York Times says that Vernon Gregory Little is a “Holden Caulfield on Ritalin”2. There is no doubt that these two novels have considerable similarities: In both novels, the main character is a male adolescent who tells his story as a first person narrator. Both stories have their sets in the United States and both deal with issues concerning adolescence. I want to research which further similarities these two books have, in particular concerning adolescence. Therefore I am going to take a deeper look into typical issues these two adolescents have to deal with. First of all, I am going to give a short overview about the plot to the reader so the reader understands further issues of my work. Then, I will examine typical signs for adolescence like external and internal conflicts and language use of the protagonists of “Vernon God Little” and “The Catcher in the Rye” as well as the historical context of these two books. I am going to examine all these aspects in order to find out how the two novels explore the problems associated with adolescence and the narrators‟ messages regarding society.

Nineteen Eighty-Four

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : George Orwell
  • ISBN : 3753145130
  • Publisher : epubli
  • Number of Pages : 327
  • Readers : 4984

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: "Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel", often published as "1984", is a dystopian social science fiction novel by English novelist George Orwell. It was published on 8 June 1949 by Secker & Warburg as Orwell's ninth and final book completed in his lifetime. Thematically, "Nineteen Eighty-Four" centres on the consequences of totalitarianism, mass surveillance, and repressive regimentation of persons and behaviours within society. Orwell, himself a democratic socialist, modelled the authoritarian government in the novel after Stalinist Russia. More broadly, the novel examines the role of truth and facts within politics and the ways in which they are manipulated. The story takes place in an imagined future, the year 1984, when much of the world has fallen victim to perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, historical negationism, and propaganda. Great Britain, known as Airstrip One, has become a province of a totalitarian superstate named Oceania that is ruled by the Party who employ the Thought Police to persecute individuality and independent thinking. Big Brother, the leader of the Party, enjoys an intense cult of personality despite the fact that he may not even exist. The protagonist, Winston Smith, is a diligent and skillful rank-and-file worker and Outer Party member who secretly hates the Party and dreams of rebellion. He enters into a forbidden relationship with a colleague, Julia, and starts to remember what life was like before the Party came to power.

What Is Good Writing?

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  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Author : Geoffrey Huck
  • ISBN : 0190272945
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Number of Pages : 232
  • Readers : 8548

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Though we all think we know what good writing is when we see it, it's difficult to define it precisely; and without a satisfactory definition, it becomes problematical to assess as well as to teach. In What Is Good Writing?, Geoffrey J. Huck advances the contemporary debate on writing achievement by drawing on empirical research in linguistics and the other cognitive sciences that shed light on the development of fluency in language. The utility of defining "good writing" as "fluent writing" or writing that is on par with the typical fluency in speech attained by normal adults, is demonstrated by the progress it permits in evaluating the success of current writing programs in school and university--programs which, for the most part, have proved unable to deliver writing assessments that are both valid and reliable. Huck advances an alternative approach that rests on more scientific footing. He explains why reading is key to good writing and why standard composition programs often do not live up to their aspirations.

Killing Mr. Griffin

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Lois Duncan
  • ISBN : 0316182648
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Readers : 1136

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: From beloved author Lois Duncan comes a frightening novel about a group of students who set out to teach their malicious teacher a lesson -- only to learn that one of them could be a killer. Mr. Griffin is the strictest teacher at Del Norte High, with a penchant for endless projects and humiliating students. Even straight-A student Susan can't believe how mean he is to her crush, Dave, and to the charismatic Mark Kinney. So when Dave asks Susan to help a group of students teach Mr. Griffin a lesson of their own, she goes along with them. After all, it's a harmless prank, right? But things don't go according to plan. When one "accident" leads to another and people begin to die, Susan and her friends must face the awful truth: one of them is a killer.

Passing

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Nella Larsen
  • ISBN : 0141995254
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Number of Pages : 128
  • Readers : 9524

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Clare Kendry has severed all ties to her past. Elegant, fair-skinned and ambitious, she is married to a white man who is unaware of her African-American heritage. When she renews her acquaintance with her childhood friend Irene, who has not hidden her origins, both women are forced to reassess their marriages, the lies they have told - and to confront the secret fears they have buried within themselves. Nella Larsen's intense, taut and psychologically nuanced portrayal of lives and identities dangerously colliding established her as a leading writer of America's Harlem Renaissance. The Penguin English Library - collectable general readers' editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century to the end of the Second World War.

Multimedia Forensics and Security

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  • Category : Education
  • Author : Li, Chang-Tsun
  • ISBN : 1599048701
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Number of Pages : 416
  • Readers : 3675

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: As information technology is rapidly progressing, an enormous amount of media can be easily exchanged through Internet and other communication networks. Increasing amounts of digital image, video, and music have created numerous information security issues and is now taken as one of the top research and development agendas for researchers, organizations, and governments worldwide. Multimedia Forensics and Security provides an in-depth treatment of advancements in the emerging field of multimedia forensics and security by tackling challenging issues such as digital watermarking for copyright protection, digital fingerprinting for transaction tracking, and digital camera source identification.

Writing Great Books for Young Adults

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  • Category : Reference
  • Author : Regina L Brooks
  • ISBN : 1402293534
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Readers : 7709

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Break into the Bestselling Young Adult Market with this IndispensableGuide! Whether you're just getting started or are on the hunt foran agent or publisher, Writing Great Books for Young Adults is your completeinsider source on how to succeed in the flourishing world of YA fiction andnonfiction. In this updated and revised edition, veteran literary agent ReginaL. Brooks offers invaluable advice for YA writers on everything from shapingyour novel to crafting the perfect pitch for your book. Learn How To: •Develop an authentic, engaging voice and writing style •Construct dynamic plots that will resonate with readers •Avoid common pitfalls related to tone and point of view •Navigate the emerging genres of YA nonfiction and New Adult •Create an exceptional query letter and proposal that willgrab the attention of agents and publishers You'll also discover how successful film adaptations like Harry Potter and The Hunger Games have broadened the market for your book.Filled with tips and advice from agents, editors, and popular YA authors,Writing Great Books for Young Adults is your ticket to an incredible YA career! "Brooks offers writers who are serious about attractingteen readers solid guidance through the creation process of writing YA fiction."—LibraryJournal

Teaching English Language Learners

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  • Category : Education
  • Author : Michaela Colombo,Dana Furbush
  • ISBN : 1544334389
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 5815

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Teaching English Language Learners: Content and Language in Middle and Secondary Mainstream Classrooms provides a reader-friendly guide to implementing and assessing high-level, content-area instruction for English Language Learners. Beginning with an overview of second language acquisition and the cultural variables that impact teaching and learning, authors Michaela Colombo and Dana Furbush go on to detail planning strategies, units and lessons. Practical in nature, this text focuses on the areas where it is often most difficult to make content comprehensible and build academic language skills: middle and secondary math, English language arts, history, and science. Teaching English Language Learners will provide pre- and in-service teachers with a foundational understanding of how to purposefully structure, build, and present effective lessons for English language learners in mainstream, content-area courses. Key Features Includes an entire chapter on differentiating summative assessments for varying levels of English language proficiency, showing readers how to plan daily lessons with clear objectives and assessments Provides sample lessons from content-area experts in each chapter of Part II, along with mini lessons specifically dedicated to building language Incorporates "Review, Reflect, Apply" activities in each chapter promoting reader reflection, journaling, and discussion; and encouraging students to stop and check for understanding before proceeding Teaching English Language Learners: Content and Language in Middle and Secondary Mainstream Classrooms is appropriate for courses entitled English Language Learners in Secondary Classrooms, Methods of Sheltered Content Instruction, Content-Based ESL, Teaching and Assessing ELL in Content Areas, and ESL for Mainstream Teachers. Click here to visit author Michaela Colombo's website.

WB SET -WBCSC Assistant Professor Eligibility Test English Subject eBook PDF

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  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Author : Chandresh Agrawal,nandini books
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Chandresh Agrawal
  • Number of Pages : 117
  • Readers : 4154

Read WB SET -WBCSC Assistant Professor Eligibility Test English Subject eBook PDF book online. WB SET -WBCSC Assistant Professor Eligibility Test English Subject eBook PDF by Chandresh Agrawal,nandini books, the book is categorize as Foreign Language Study book. Read More »

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: SGN.The eBook WB SET-WBCSC Assistant Professor Eligibility Test English Subject Covers Objective Questions Asked In Various Exams With Answers.

NVS-PGT English-Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti PGT Exam Ebook-PDF

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  • Category : Education
  • Author : Chandresh Agrawal,nandini books
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Chandresh Agrawal
  • Number of Pages : 115
  • Readers : 4423

Read NVS-PGT English-Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti PGT Exam Ebook-PDF book online. NVS-PGT English-Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti PGT Exam Ebook-PDF by Chandresh Agrawal,nandini books, the book is categorize as Education book. Read More »

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: SGN.The Ebook NVS-PGT English-Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti PGT Exam Covers English Objective Questions From Various Competitive Exams With Answers.

PGT English Exam Ebook-PDF

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  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Author : Chandresh Agrawal,nandini books
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Chandresh Agrawal
  • Number of Pages : 115
  • Readers : 5254

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: SGN.The Ebook PGT English Exam Covers English Literature Subject Previous Years' Papers Of Various Exams Which Are Very Useful For All PGT-English Exams .

NTA - UGC NET English Subject Ebook-PDF

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  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Author : Chandresh Agrawal,nandini books
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Chandresh Agrawal
  • Number of Pages : 115
  • Readers : 2295

Read NTA - UGC NET English Subject Ebook-PDF book online. NTA - UGC NET English Subject Ebook-PDF by Chandresh Agrawal,nandini books, the book is categorize as Literary Collections book. Read More »

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Maharashtra SET-State Eligibility Test English Subject eBook PDF

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Author : Chandresh Agrawal,nandini books
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Chandresh Agrawal
  • Number of Pages : 117
  • Readers : 5594

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: SGN.The Maharashtra SET-State Eligibility Test English Subject eBook PDF Covers Similar Papers Of Various States With Answers.

Fragments of a Mortal Mind

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Donald Anderson
  • ISBN : 1948908794
  • Publisher : University of Nevada Press
  • Number of Pages : 220
  • Readers : 8412

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: We are where we’ve been and what we’ve read, aren’t we? Where else do we get the experience we need to evocatively live? At once a memoir, a reading journal, and a novel, Fragments of a Mortal Mind is a daring, contemporary commonplace book. Donald Anderson, critically acclaimed author of Gathering Noise from My Life and Below Freezing, shows us how the disparate elements of our lives collect to construct our deepest selves and help us to make sense of it all. Anderson layers his personal experiences and reflections with those of others who have wrestled with inner and outer social, cultural, and political memories that are not as accurate as history might suggest but that each of us believe nonetheless. He challenges the reader’s sense of memory and fact, downplaying the latter in explaining how each of us crafts our own personal histories. As Anderson weaves his voice among numerous other voices and ideas that rest upon other ideas, we are faced with larger issues of human existence: war, memory, trauma, mortality, religion, fear, joy, ugliness, and occasional beauty. What we have here is a meditation on living in America. We are shown how the world we consume becomes us as we metabolize it. How we, as humans, through our own fragments of memories, influences, and experiences become our true selves. By charting fragments of thoughts over a lifetime, Anderson exposes a way of thinking and perceiving the world that is refreshingly intuitive and desperately needed. Fragments of a Mortal Mind is a powerful masterpiece that closely resembles our lived experiences and is a vivid reflection of our time.

The New Sorrows of Young W.

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Ulrich Plenzdorf
  • ISBN : 1782271139
  • Publisher : Pushkin Press
  • Number of Pages : 160
  • Readers : 9045

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Edgar Wibeau, seventeen years old, has died on Christmas Eve in an unfortunate accident involving electricity. His father, who left the family when Edgard was five, interrogates those close to him, to find out what exactly happened - and who his son really was. Helpfully for the reader, Edgar himself punctuates the father's conversations with his mother, best friend Willi, and Charlie, the woman with whom Edgar was unhappily in love, to give us his version of events from beyond the grave - and a story magically reminiscent of Goethe's The Sorrows of Young Werther and Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye unfolds before our eyes. Originally conceived as a screenplay, Plenzdorf's modern classic was first published in East Germany in 1973. A satire about the cultural and social limits of the GDR, it has long been a set text in German schools, and its critical and popular success remains unabated. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Latino/a Literature in the Classroom

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Author : Frederick Luis Aldama
  • ISBN : 1317933974
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 380
  • Readers : 7819

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Category: Literary Criticism Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: In one of the most rapidly growing areas of literary study, this volume provides the first comprehensive guide to teaching Latino/a literature in all variety of learning environments. Essays by internationally renowned scholars offer an array of approaches and methods to the teaching of the novel, short story, plays, poetry, autobiography, testimonial, comic book, children and young adult literature, film, performance art, and multi-media digital texts, among others. The essays provide conceptual vocabularies and tools to help teachers design courses that pay attention to: Issues of form across a range of storytelling media Issues of content such as theme and character Issues of historical periods, linguistic communities, and regions Issues of institutional classroom settings The volume innovatively adds to and complicates the broader humanities curriculum by offering new possibilities for pedagogical practice.

Emma

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Jane Austen
  • ISBN : 0141920025
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Number of Pages : 512
  • Readers : 8561

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Beautiful, clever, rich - and single - Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothing, however, delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. But when she ignores the warnings of her good friend Mr Knightley and attempts to arrange a suitable match for her protégée Harriet Smith, her carefully laid plans soon unravel and have consequences that she never expected. With its imperfect but charming heroine and its witty and subtle exploration of relationships, Emma is often seen as Jane Austen's most flawless work.

Crazy

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Benjamin Lebert
  • ISBN : 0307425371
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Number of Pages : 192
  • Readers : 9658

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A smart, funny, poignant, very modern autobiographical coming-of-age novel, written when the author was sixteen years old. Like Catcher in the Rye, Crazy appeals to the teenager in us all. Benni himself is partially paralyzed and a serial failure (he's been kicked out of four boarding schools in his short life and has just entered his fifth). So he's a little odd, but he's cool and he finds other strange boys to hang with. Together they set out to experience what they can: girls, booze, sex, philosophy, drugs, sex, books, music, sex–pretty much everything whatever. And Benni lets us in on "the crazy life" he figures is the only way to deal with the crazy world.

The Sibling Relationship

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  • Category : Psychology
  • Author : Joyce Edward, MSSA, BCD
  • ISBN : 0765707349
  • Publisher : Jason Aronson
  • Number of Pages : 214
  • Readers : 2783

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book examines the impact of love and enmity between siblings on personality development. Detailed clinical vignettes show how increased knowledge regarding this important relationship can be applied in the therapeutic setting.

Scary Monsters

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  • Category : Music
  • Author : Mark Duffett,Jon Hackett
  • ISBN : 1501313398
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 7541

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Popular music and masculinity have rarely been examined through the lens of research into monstrosity. The discourses associated with rock and pop, however, actually include more 'monsters' than might at first be imagined. Attention to such individuals and cultures can say things about the operation of genre and gender, myth and meaning. Indeed, monstrosity has recently become a growing focus of cultural theory. This is in part because monsters raise shared concerns about transgression, subjectivity, agency, and community. Attention to monstrosity evokes both the spectre of projection (which invokes familial trauma and psychoanalysis) and shared anxieties (that in turn reflect ideologies and beliefs). By pursuing a series of insightful case studies, Scary Monsters considers different aspects of the connection between music, gender and monstrosity. Its argument is that attention to monstrosity provides a unique perspective on the study of masculinity in popular music culture.

Balance Is a Crock, Sleep Is for the Weak

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  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Author : Amy Eschliman,Leigh Oshirak
  • ISBN : 1101186763
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 9232

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: wickedly funny, girlfriend-to-girlfriend survival guide for working mothers who want real answers, not mommy manifestos or sappy crap on finding "balance" Most books for working mothers are earnest, serious guides with some usefull information, but lack the snark and praticality that today's overworked moms relate to. Marketing veterans Amy Eschliman and Leigh Oshirak know firsthand what a struggle it can be to hold down a stressful job while raising a family-and that sometimes the only way to preserve your sanity is with laughter. A survival guide for the rest of us, Balance is a Crock, Sleep is for the Weak is filled with bitterly funny topics like: • Congratulations. Now, where do I slot "baby" in Outlook? • Maternity Leave: Vacation or Hell? • The Breastaurant is Open for Business: The pump and grind of nursing after you return to work. • You Are Not Your Husband's Mother! and other time-sucking obligations. • And more day-to-day advice for surviving the working-mommy trenches Balance is a Crock, Sleep is for the Weak is the indispensable "what to expect when you're expected back at work" guide for working mothers or any woman considering returning to work after baby. Watch a Video

Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full? Reflections on Translation Theory and Practice in Brazil

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  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Author : Alice Leal
  • ISBN : 3732900681
  • Publisher : Frank & Timme GmbH
  • Number of Pages : 334
  • Readers : 6935

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book offers an unprecedented look into the field of translation studies (TS) in Brazil, placing emphasis both on the conflict theory vs. practice and on the reception of poststructuralist thought. The implied debate between the voices heard in the book represents a wide-ranging spectrum of viewpoints not only in TS in Brazil, but also in the humanities in general. Addressing issues such as the institutionalisation of translation, the aim of translation theory and translator training, the impact of poststructuralist thought on TS and the role of multilingualism in the area, this work offers an overview of the field of TS today, while proposing new strategies for translators and translation scholars that go beyond the conflicts between theory and practice and between structuralism and poststructuralism.

Solitaire

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Alice Oseman
  • ISBN : 0007559232
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 8636

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The acclaimed debut novel from Alice Oseman, the author of the 2021 YA Book Prize winning Loveless. Solitaire features the characters that inspired the beloved webcomic and graphic novel series Heartstopper – soon to be a major Netflix series. “The Catcher in the Rye for the digital age” The Times

The Mourning After

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  • Category : History
  • Author : John Ibson
  • ISBN : 022657671X
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Readers : 5950

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: On the battlefields of World War II, with their fellow soldiers as the only shield between life and death, a generation of American men found themselves connecting with each other in new and profound ways. Back home after the war, however, these intimacies faced both scorn and vicious homophobia. The Mourning After makes sense of this cruel irony, telling the story of the unmeasured toll exacted upon generations of male friendships. John Ibson draws evidence from the contrasting views of male closeness depicted in WWII-era fiction by Gore Vidal and John Horne Burns, as well as from such wide-ranging sources as psychiatry texts, child development books, the memoirs of veterans’ children, and a slew of vernacular snapshots of happy male couples. In this sweeping reinterpretation of the postwar years, Ibson argues that a prolonged mourning for tenderness lost lay at the core of midcentury American masculinity, leaving far too many men with an unspoken ache that continued long after the fighting stopped, forever damaging their relationships with their wives, their children, and each other.

Integrating Young Adult Literature Through the Common Core Standards

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  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Author : Rachel L. Wadham,Jon W. Ostenson
  • ISBN : 1610691199
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Number of Pages : 260
  • Readers : 7532

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book advocates for a stronger role for young-adult literature in ELA classrooms, compellingly documenting how this body of work meets both the needs of adolescent students and the demands of the common core for complex texts and tasks.

The Anti-Hero in the American Novel

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : D. Simmons
  • ISBN : 0230612520
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Number of Pages : 200
  • Readers : 3991

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Anti-Hero in the American Novel rereads major texts of the 1960s to offer an innovative re-evaluation of a set of canonical novels that moves beyond entrenched post-modern and post-structural interpretations towards an appraisal which emphasizes the specifically humanist and idealist elements of these works.