Score: 4.5
From 19 Ratings

How to Write an Autobiographical Novel


  • Author: Alexander Chee
  • Release Date : 2018-04-17
  • Genre: Essays
  • File Size: 11966309 Bytes


Named a Best Book by: TIME, Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Wired, Esquire, Buzzfeed, New York Public Library, Boston Globe, The Paris Review, Mother Jones,The A.V. Club, Out Magazine, Book Riot, Electric Literature, PopSugar, The Rumpus, My Republica, Paste, Bitch, Library Journal, Flavorwire, Bustle, Christian Science Monitor, Shelf Awareness, Tor.com, Entertainment Cheat Sheet, Roads and Kingdoms, Chicago Public Library, Hyphen Magazine, Entropy Magazine,The Chicago Review of Books, The Coil, iBooks, and Washington Independent Review of Books Winner of the Publishing Triangle's Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction * Recipient of the Lambda Literary Trustees' Award Finalist for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award f...

All Men Want to Know


  • Author: Nina Bouraoui & Aneesa Abbas Higgins
  • Release Date : 2020-08-06
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • File Size: 817307 Bytes


'Intense, gorgeous, troubling, seductive - a novel that has to be surrendered to rather than read' Sarah Waters AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERWINNER OF AN ENGLISH PEN TRANSLATES AWARD All Men Want to Know traces Nina Bouraoui's blissful childhood in Algeria, a wild, sun-soaked paradise, with hazy summer afternoons spent swimming, diving, and driving across the desert. Her mother is French, her father Algerian; when racial tensions begin to surface in their neighbourhood, her mother suffers an unspeakable act of violence that forces the family to flee the country. In Paris, eighteen-year-old Nina lives alone. It's the 1980s. Four nights a week she makes her way to The Kat, a legendary gay nightclub, where she watches women from the sidelines, afraid of...

How to Write an Autobiographical Novel
Score: 4.5
From 5 Ratings

How to Write an Autobiographical Novel


  • Author : Alexander Chee
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2018-04-17
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781328764416


How to Write an Autobiographical Novel Book Description :

Named a Best Book by: TIME, Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Wired, Esquire, Buzzfeed, New York Public Library, Boston Globe, The Paris Review, Mother Jones,The A.V. Club, Out Magazine, Book Riot, Electric Literature, PopSugar, The Rumpus, My Republica, Paste, Bitch, Library Journal, Flavorwire, Bustle, Christian Science Monitor, Shelf Awareness, Tor.com, Entertainment Cheat Sheet, Roads and Kingdoms, Chicago Public Library, Hyphen Magazine, Entropy Magazine,The Chicago Review of Books, The Coil, iBooks, and Washington Independent Review of Books Winner of the Publishing Triangle's Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction * Recipient of the Lambda Literary Trustees' Award Finalist for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Es...

How to Write an Autobiographical Novel
Score: 4.5
From 5 Ratings

How to Write an Autobiographical Novel


  • Author : Alexander Chee
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-11-15
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781526609106


How to Write an Autobiographical Novel Book Description :

Shortlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay Named a Best Book of 2018 by TIME, Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Wired, Esquire, Buzzfeed, Paste, Bitch, Bustle, The Chicago Review of Books and iBooks As a novelist, Alexander Chee has been described as 'masterful' by Roxane Gay, 'incendiary' by the New York Times, and 'brilliant' by the Washington Post. With How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, his first collection of nonfiction, he secures his place as one of the finest essayists of his generation. How to Write an Autobiographical Novel is the author's exploration of the entangling of life, literature and politics, and how the lessons learned from a life spent reading and writing fiction have changed him. In ...

Edinburgh
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Edinburgh


  • Author : Alexander Chee
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2016-02-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544671874


Edinburgh Book Description :

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year Winner of the James Michener/Copernicus Society Fellowship Prize Lambda Literary Foundation Editor’s Choice Award “[Chee] says volumes with just a few incendiary words.” —New York Times “Arresting . . . profound and poetic . . . Chee’s voice is worth listening to.” —San Francisco Chronicle “Alexander Chee gets my vote for the best new novelist I’ve read in some time. Edinburgh is moody, dramatic—and pure.” —Edmund White Twelve-year-old Fee is a shy Korean American boy and a newly named section leader of the first sopranos in his local boys’ choir. But when Fee learns how the director treats his section leaders, he is so ashamed he says nothing of the abuse, not even when Peter, his...

The Queen of the Night
Score: 4
From 21 Ratings

The Queen of the Night


  • Author : Alexander Chee
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2016-02-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544106604


The Queen of the Night Book Description :

National Bestseller New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice | An Indie Next Pick A Best Book of the Year from NPR, Boston Globe, Buzzfeed, Esquire, San Francisco Chronicle,Time Out, Self, Jezebel, The Portland Mercury, Electric Literature, and Entropy Magazine “It just sounds terrific. It sounds like opera.” —Joan Acocella, The New Yorker “Sprawling, soaring, bawdy, and plotted like a fine embroidery.” —Scott Simon, NPR “Dazzling.” —Wall Street Journal | “A brilliant performance.” —Washington Post “Sweeping, richly detailed.” —People | “Masterful.” —Wired | “Spellbinding.” —BuzzFeed A “wild opera of a novel,”* The Queen of the Night tells the mesmerizing story of Lilliet Berne, an orphan who left the...

The Best American Essays 2016

The Best American Essays 2016


  • Author : Jonathan Franzen
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2016-10-04
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544812178


The Best American Essays 2016 Book Description :

A true essay is “something hazarded, not definitive, not authoritative; something ventured on the basis of the author’s personal experience and subjectivity,” writes guest editor Jonathan Franzen in his introduction. However, his main criterion for selecting The Best American Essays 2016 was, in a word, risk. Whether the risks involved championing an unpopular opinion, the possibility of ruining a professional career, or irrevocably offending family, for Franzen, “the writer has to be like the firefighter, whose job, while everyone else is fleeing the flames, is to run straight into them.” The Best American Essays 2016 includes ALEXANDER CHEE, PAUL CRENSHAW, JAQUIRA DÍAZ, LAURA KIPNIS, AMITAVA KUMAR, SEBASTIAN JUNGER, JOYCE CAROL OATES, OL...

Prep
Score: 3
From 8 Ratings

Prep


  • Author : Curtis Sittenfeld
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2005-01-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781588364500


Prep Book Description :

An insightful, achingly funny coming-of-age story as well as a brilliant dissection of class, race, and gender in a hothouse of adolescent angst and ambition. Lee Fiora is an intelligent, observant fourteen-year-old when her father drops her off in front of her dorm at the prestigious Ault School in Massachusetts. She leaves her animated, affectionate family in South Bend, Indiana, at least in part because of the boarding school’s glossy brochure, in which boys in sweaters chat in front of old brick buildings, girls in kilts hold lacrosse sticks on pristinely mown athletic fields, and everyone sings hymns in chapel. As Lee soon learns, Ault is a cloistered world of jaded, attractive teenagers who spend summers on Nantucket and speak in their own cl...

The Situation and the Story
Score: 3
From 4 Ratings

The Situation and the Story


  • Author : Vivian Gornick
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2002-10-11
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466819016


The Situation and the Story Book Description :

A guide to the art of personal writing, by the author of Fierce Attachments and The End of the Novel of Love All narrative writing must pull from the raw material of life a tale that will shape experience, transform event, deliver a bit of wisdom. In a story or a novel the "I" who tells this tale can be, and often is, an unreliable narrator but in nonfiction the reader must always be persuaded that the narrator is speaking truth. How does one pull from one's own boring, agitated self the truth-speaker who will tell the story a personal narrative needs to tell? That is the question The Situation and the Story asks--and answers. Taking us on a reading tour of some of the best memoirs and essays of the past hundred years, Gornick traces the changing ide...

Murder  Inc

Murder Inc


  • Author : James H. Johnston
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 2019-08
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781640122161


Murder Inc Book Description :

Late in his life, former president Lyndon B. Johnson told a reporter that he didn’t believe the Warren Commission’s finding that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in killing President John F. Kennedy. Johnson thought Cuban president Fidel Castro was behind it. After all, Johnson said, Kennedy was running “a damned Murder, Inc., in the Caribbean,” giving Castro reason to retaliate. Murder, Inc., tells the story of the CIA’s assassination operations under Kennedy up to his own assassination and beyond. James H. Johnston was a lawyer for the Senate Intelligence Committee in 1975, which investigated and first reported on the Castro assassination plots and their relation to Kennedy’s murder. Johnston examines how the CIA steered the Warren Commiss...

House of Lords and Commons

House of Lords and Commons


  • Author : Ishion Hutchinson
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2016-09-20
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374714543


House of Lords and Commons Book Description :

A stunning collection that traverses the borders of culture and time, from the 2011 winner of the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award In House of Lords and Commons, the revelatory and vital new collection of poems from the winner of the 2013 Whiting Writers’ Award in poetry, Ishion Hutchinson returns to the difficult beauty of the Jamaican landscape with remarkable lyric precision. Here, the poet holds his world in full focus but at an astonishing angle: from the violence of the seventeenth-century English Civil War as refracted through a mythic sea wanderer, right down to the dark interior of love. These poems arrange the contemporary continuum of home and abroad into a wonderment of cracked narrative sequences and tumultuous personae. With ears tuned to th...

The Fiction of Autobiography

The Fiction of Autobiography


  • Author : Micaela Maftei
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2013-07-04
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781623561758


The Fiction of Autobiography Book Description :

Writing autobiography is a complicated, often fraught activity for both writer and reader. We can find many recent examples of the way such writing calls into question the author's truthfulness or their authority to present as definitive their 'version' of a particular event or portion of their lives. Drawing upon a wide range of late twentieth and early twenty-first-century autobiographical writing, The Fiction of Autobiography examines key aspects of autobiography from the interrelated perspectives of author, reader, critic and scholar, to reconsider how we view this form of writing, and its relationship to the way we understand and construct identity. Maftei considers recent cases and texts such as Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking and Frey's ...