♥ Book Title : The Wasp Factory ♣ Name Author : Iain Banks ∞ Launching : 2013-07-02 ◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781476750248 ⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1476750246 ⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet ♮ News id : t69zKBBe9OsC
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"The polarizing literary debut by Scottish author Ian Banks, The Wasp Factory is the bizarre, imaginative, disturbing, and darkly comic look into the mind of a child psychopath. Meet Frank Cauldhame. Just sixteen, and unconventional to say the least: Two years after I killed Blyth I murdered my young brother Paul, for quite different and more fundamental reasons than I'd disposed of Blyth, and then a year after that I did for my young cousin Esmerelda, more or less on a whim. That's my score to date. Three. I haven't killed anybody for years, and don't intend to ever again. It was just a stage I was going through. "Scripts of | Simon and Schuster | Argument ..."
♥ Book Title : Iain Banks' The Wasp Factory, The Crow Road and Whit ♣ Name Author : Alan MacGillivray ∞ Launching : 2001 ◊ Info ISBN Link : 0948877480 ⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780948877483 ⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet ♮ News id : Gj38AAAACAAJ
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"The SCOTNOTES booklets are a series of study guides to major Scottish writers and texts frequently used within literature courses, aimed at senior secondary school pupils and students in further education. This title covers three novels by Iain Banks. "Scripts of | Association for Scottish Literary Studies (ASLS) | Argument ..."
♥ Book Title : Bildungsromans ♣ Name Author : Source: Wikipedia ∞ Launching : 2011-08 ◊ Info ISBN Link : 123316483X ⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781233164837 ⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet ♮ News id : ZLE1LgEACAAJ
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"Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 79. Chapters: A Wizard of Earthsea, Bildungsroman, The Wasp Factory, Northanger Abbey, Great Expectations, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Tipping the Velvet, The Land of Green Plums, Mary: A Fiction, Wilhelm Meister's Journeyman Years, Nightmare Abbey, The Magic Mountain, The Red and the Black, Villette, The Sorrows of Young Werther, The Chrysalids, Of Human Bondage, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Sentimental Education, Go Tell It on the Mountain, Siddhartha, Lanark: A Life in Four Books, Der Nachsommer, The Sword in the Stone, The Power of One, Cat and Mouse, Narcissus and Goldmund, Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, The Getting of Wisdom, Spies, Peter Camenzind, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Le Grand Meaulnes, Sacred Country, The Liar, Lyddie, The Garden Party, Metroland, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, The Lamplighter, City of God, The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader, Stephen Hero, A Song of Sixpence, Green Henry. Excerpt: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is the 1969 autobiography about the early years of African-American writer and poet Maya Angelou. The first in a six-volume series, it is a coming-of-age story that illustrates how strength of character and a love of literature can help overcome racism and trauma. The book begins when three-year-old Maya and her older brother are sent to Stamps, Arkansas, to live with their grandmother and ends when Maya becomes a mother at the age of 17. In the course of Caged Bird, Maya transforms from a victim of racism with an inferiority complex into a self-possessed, dignified young woman capable of responding to prejudice. Angelou was challenged by her friend, author James Baldwin, and her editor, Robert Loomis, to write an autobiography that was also a piece of literature. Because Angelou uses thematic development and other techniques common to fiction, reviewers often categ... "Scripts of | Books LLC, Wiki Series | Argument ..."
♥ Book Title : Ethically Speaking ♣ Name Author : James McGonigal, Kirsten Stirling ∞ Launching : 2006 ◊ Info ISBN Link : 9789042020849 ⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9042020849 ⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet ♮ News id : tuzyqryevKcC
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"As politics and cultures interact within an increasingly diverse Scotland, and differences in values become more evident across generations, the need for clear understanding and cooperation within and between communities becomes a pressing issue. This relates both to local and larger concerns: language, violence, morality, gender and sexuality, education, ethnicity, truth and lies. The chapters gathered here focus on significant Scottish writers of the late twentieth and early twenty first centuries, (Edwin Morgan, A.L. Kennedy, Liz Lochhead, John Burnside, Jackie Kay, Robin Jenkins, Muriel Spark, William McIlvanney, Ali Smith, James Kelman and others) and the communities described are certainly Scottish, but the issues raised are universal. Questions are asked about the relationship of the individual to others, and therefore, on a larger scale, about the means through which any community is both constructed and sustained: linguistically, spiritually, ethically. If their multiple voices evoke a “zigzag of contradictions”, it is at any rate a creative zigzag which discovers, or uncovers, many contradictory aspects of life in modern Scotland that should particularly be brought to light in a re-emergent nation. Ethically speaking, Scottish writers point out the need to attend to many different narratives and retellings, in order that Scots might live more honestly and clear-sightedly with themselves and with the wider world. "Scripts of | Rodopi | Argument ..."
♥ Book Title : Castaway Tales ♣ Name Author : Christopher Palmer ∞ Launching : 2016-05-10 ◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780819576224 ⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0819576220 ⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet ♮ News id : 3Ia9CwAAQBAJ
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"Ever since Robinson Crusoe washed ashore, the castaway story has survived and prospered, inspiring a multitude of writers of adventure fiction to imitate and adapt its mythic elements. In his brilliant critical study of this popular genre, Christopher Palmer traces the castaway tales’ history and changes through periods of settlement, violence, and reconciliation, and across genres and languages. Showing how subsequent authors have parodied or inverted the castaway tale, Palmer concentrates on the period following H. G. Wells’s The Island of Dr. Moreau. These much darker visions are seen in later novels including William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, J. G. Ballard’s Concrete Island, and Iain Banks’s The Wasp Factory. In these and other variations, the castaway becomes a cannibal, the castaway’s island is relocated to center of London, female castaways mock the traditional masculinity of the original Crusoe, or Friday ceases to be a biddable servant. By the mid-twentieth century, the castaway tale has plunged into violence and madness, only to see it return in young adult novels—such as Scott O’Dell’s Island of the Blue Dolphins and Terry Pratchett’s Nation—to the buoyancy and optimism of the original. The result is a fascinating series of revisions of violence and pessimism, but also reconciliation. "Scripts of | Wesleyan University Press | Argument ..."
♥ Book Title : The grotesque in contemporary British fiction ♣ Name Author : Robert Duggan ∞ Launching : 2016-05-16 ◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781526112040 ⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1526112043 ⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet ♮ News id : e7vPDQAAQBAJ
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"The grotesque in contemporary British fiction reveals the extent to which the grotesque endures as a dominant artistic mode in British fiction and presents a new way of understanding six authors who have been at the forefront of British literature over the past four decades. Starting with a sophisticated exploration of the historical development of the grotesque in literature, the book outlines the aesthetic trajectories of Angela Carter, Martin Amis, Ian McEwan, Iain Banks, Will Self and Toby Litt and offers detailed critical readings of key works of modern fiction including The Bloody Chamber (1979), Money (1984), The Child in Time (1987), The Wasp Factory (1984), Great Apes (1997) and Ghost Story (2004). The book shows how the grotesque continues to be a powerful force in contemporary writing and provides an illuminating picture of often controversial aspects of recent fiction. "Scripts of | Oxford University Press | Argument ..."
♥ Book Title : Contemporary British Novelists ♣ Name Author : Nick Rennison ∞ Launching : 2004-12-31 ◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781134604708 ⊗ Detail ISBN code : 113460470X ⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet ♮ News id : QlWGAgAAQBAJ
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"Featuring a broad range of contemporary British novelists from Iain Banks to Jeanette Winterson, Louis de Bernieres to Irvine Welsh and Salman Rushdie, this book offers an excellent introductory guide to the contemporary literary scene. Each entry includes concise biographical information on each of the key novelists and analysis of their major works and themes. Fully cross-referenced and containing extensive guides to further reading, Fifty Contemporary British Novelists is the ideal guide to modern British fiction for both the student and the contemporary fiction buff alike. "Scripts of | Routledge | Argument ..."
♥ Book Title : The Transgressive Iain Banks ♣ Name Author : Martyn Colebrook, Katharine Cox ∞ Launching : 2013-07-18 ◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781476602929 ⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1476602921 ⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet ♮ News id : RfsQAAAAQBAJ
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""This collection of 12 new essays draws together prominent literary experts to explore the importance of Scottish writer Iain (M.) Banks, both his mainstream and science fiction work. The essays are divided into four thematic areas: the Scottish context, the geographies of his writing, the impact of genre, and a combined focus on gender, games and play"--Provided by publisher. "Scripts of | McFarland | Argument ..."
♥ Book Title : Postmodernity, Ethics and the Novel ♣ Name Author : Andrew Gibson ∞ Launching : 2002-01-04 ◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781134638642 ⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1134638647 ⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet ♮ News id : GpiEAgAAQBAJ
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"In Postmodernity, Ethics and the Novel Andrew Gibson sets out to demonstrate that postmodern theory has actually made possible an ethical discourse around fiction. Each chapter elaborates and discusses a particular aspect of Levinas' thought and raises questions for that thought and its bearing on the novel. It also contains detailed analyses of particular texts. Part of the book's originality is its concentration on a range of modernist and postmodern novels which have seldom if ever served as the basis for a larger ethical theory of fiction. Postmodernity, Ethics and the Novel discusses among others the writings of Joseph Conrad, Henry James, Jane Austen, Samuel Beckett, Marcel Proust and Salman Rushdie. "Scripts of | Routledge | Argument ..."