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The Reluctant Fundamentalist

By Mohsin Hamid
  • ISBN Code: : 0307373355
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Fiction
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From the author of the award-winning Moth Smoke comes a perspective on love, prejudice, and the war on terror that has never been seen in North American literature. At a café table in Lahore, a bearded Pakistani man converses with a suspicious, and possibly armed, American stranger. As dusk deepens to night, he begins the tale that has brought them to this fateful meeting. . . Changez is living an immigrant’s dream of America. At the top of his class at Princeton, he is snapped up by Underwood Samson, an elite firm that specializes in the “valuation” of companies ripe for acquisition. He thrives on the energy of New York and the intensity of his work, and his infatuation with regal Erica promises entrée into Manhattan society at the same exalted level once occupied by his own family back in Lahore. For a time, it seems as though nothing will stand in the way of Changez’s meteoric rise to personal and professional success. But in the wake of September 11, he finds his position in his adopted city suddenly overturned, and his budding relationship with Erica eclipsed by the reawakened ghosts of her past. And Changez’s own identity is in seismic shift as well, unearthing allegiances more fundamental than money, power, and perhaps even love. Elegant and compelling, Mohsin Hamid’s second novel is a devastating exploration of our divided and yet ultimately indivisible world. “Excuse me, sir, but may I be of assistance? Ah, I see I have alarmed you. Do not be frightened by my beard: I am a lover of America. I noticed that you were looking for something; more than looking, in fact you seemed to be on a mission, and since I am both a native of this city and a speaker of your language, I thought I might offer you my services as a bridge.” —from The Reluctant Fundamentalist

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  • Pdf File: paris-never-leaves-you.pdf

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"Masterful. Magnificent. A passionate story of survival and a real page turner. This story will stay with me for a long time." —Heather Morris, author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka's Journey Living through World War II working in a Paris bookstore with her young daughter, Vivi, and fighting for her life, Charlotte is no victim, she is a survivor. But can she survive the next chapter of her life? Alternating between wartime Paris and 1950s New York publishing, Ellen Feldman's Paris Never Leaves You is an extraordinary story of resilience, love, and impossible choices, exploring how survival never comes without a cost. The war is over, but the past is never past.


By Kate Hewitt,Fuyuki Mizuhara
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  • Publisher : Harlequin / SB Creative
  • Book Code : 4596691312
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  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 893
  • Pdf File: the-greek-tycoon-s-reluctant-bride.pdf

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A Greek tycoon’s unmarried daughter Althea attracts the tabloids’ attention with her beauty. However, she holds a secret deep inside her heart that she can’t tell anyone. One day at a party, she meets Demos, a powerfully strong man brimming with self-confidence. And as always, she leaves before he’s able to see anything more than the facade she puts up. Demos pressures her into getting to know him, and with the help of her father, he comes to arrange a marriage with her. She thought a loveless marriage was the best choice, but when Demos touches her, passions flare. Will she be able to protect herself, or will her heart be laid bare?

Distant Shores

By Kristin Hannah
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  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Book Code : 0345459504
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 869
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Hannah examines whether love and commitment are enough to sustain a marriage when two people who have put their individual dreams on ice get a chance to defrost them . . . in fast-moving prose punctuated by snappy asides.”—People Elizabeth and Jackson Shore married young, raised two daughters, and weathered the storms of youth as they built a family. From a distance, their lives look picture perfect. But after the girls leave home, Jack and Elizabeth quietly drift apart. When Jack accepts a wonderful new job, Elizabeth puts her own needs aside to follow him across the country. Then tragedy turns Elizabeth’s world upside down. In the aftermath, she questions everything about her life—her choices, her marriage, even her long-forgotten dreams. In a daring move that shocks her husband, friends, and daughters, she lets go of the woman she has become—and reaches out for the woman she wants to be.

Kushiel's Mercy

By Jacqueline Carey
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  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Book Code : 0446537454
  • Total of Pages : 672
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 327
  • Pdf File: kushiel-s-mercy.pdf

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From Jacqueline Carey, New York Times bestselling author of Kushiel's Scion and Kushiel's Justice, comes the final adventure in the Imriel Trilogy. Having paid dearly for ignoring Elua's edict to love as thou wilt, Imriel and Sidonie have finally come forward to publicly confess their love for each other -- only to watch the news ignite turmoil throughout the land. Those who are old enough cannot forget the misdeeds of Imriel's mother, Melisande, whose self-serving lies plunged their country into war. In order to quell the uprising, Queen Ysandre hands down a decree: she will not divide the lovers, but neither will she acknowledge them. And if they decide to marry, Sidonie will be disinherited. That is, unless Imriel can find his mother and bring her back to Terre D'Ange to be executed for treason . . .

Black Birds in the Sky

By Brandy Colbert
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0063056682
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Members : 827
  • Pdf File: black-birds-in-the-sky.pdf

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A searing new work of nonfiction from award-winning author Brandy Colbert about the history and legacy of one of the most deadly and destructive acts of racial violence in American history: the Tulsa Race Massacre. Winner, Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. In the early morning of June 1, 1921, a white mob marched across the train tracks in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and into its predominantly Black Greenwood District—a thriving, affluent neighborhood known as America's Black Wall Street. They brought with them firearms, gasoline, and explosives. In a few short hours, they'd razed thirty-five square blocks to the ground, leaving hundreds dead. The Tulsa Race Massacre is one of the most devastating acts of racial violence in US history. But how did it come to pass? What exactly happened? And why are the events unknown to so many of us today? These are the questions that award-winning author Brandy Colbert seeks to answer in this unflinching nonfiction account of the Tulsa Race Massacre. In examining the tension that was brought to a boil by many factors—white resentment of Black economic and political advancement, the resurgence of white supremacist groups, the tone and perspective of the media, and more—a portrait is drawn of an event singular in its devastation, but not in its kind. It is part of a legacy of white violence that can be traced from our country's earliest days through Reconstruction, the Civil Rights movement in the mid–twentieth century, and the fight for justice and accountability Black Americans still face today. The Tulsa Race Massacre has long failed to fit into the story Americans like to tell themselves about the history of their country. This book, ambitious and intimate in turn, explores the ways in which the story of the Tulsa Race Massacre is the story of America—and by showing us who we are, points to a way forward. YALSA Honor Award for Excellence in Nonfiction

Die Erica-America-Analogie in Mohsin Hamids 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'

By Martin Wellmann
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Book Code : 3656002800
  • Total of Pages : 28
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 832
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2008 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 1, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Institut für Englische Philologie), Veranstaltung: Reactions to Terrorism – Criticism and Literature after 9/11, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die katastrophalen Anschläge vom 11. September 2001 haben Menschen auf der ganzen Welt schockiert. Noch bevor sich die Staubwolke gelegt hatte und das Aus-maß des bislang heftigsten terroristischen Angriffs sichtbar wurde, war jedem ein-zelnen, ob New Yorker oder nicht, bewusst, dass dieses Ereignis weitreichende Folgen haben würde. Kurz nach den Terroranschlägen konnte bereits beobachtet werden, wie sich diese schreckliche Tat, gerade im Zeitalter der Globalisierung, auf viele Bereiche des gesellschaftlichen Zusammenlebens auswirkt. Bis heute, nur wenige Jahre nach den Anschlägen, sind zahlreiche Bücher, Dokumentationen und auch Kinofilme erschienen, die diese weltweite historische Zäsur thematisieren. Der Verarbeitungsprozess ist längst nicht abgeschlossen und somit lassen sich vor allem in den jüngsten Werken der Weltliteratur interessante Beobachtungen zur amerikanischen Post-9/11-Gesellschaft machen. Mohsin Hamids Novelle The Reluctant Fundamentalist zeigt auf besonders interessante Art und Weise wie sich die Anschläge vom 11. September auf die amerikanische Gesellschaft auswirken. Bemerkenswert ist nicht nur, dass The Reluctant Fundamentalist die durch 9/11 hervorgerufenen Veränderungen aus der Gegenperspektive betrachtet, sondern auch die besondere Bildlichkeit mit der dies geschieht und die dieser Novelle eine außerordentliche Wirkungskraft verleiht. Hamids Novelle bietet neben einem treffenden Querschnitt der amerika-nischen Gesellschaft auch eine Liebesgeschichte zwischen Changez, einem jungen pakistanischen Universitätsabsolventen, und einem amerikanischen Mädchen na-mens Erica. Im Laufe dieser Arbeit soll gezeigt werden, dass es sich bei Erica, wie bereits der Name vermuten lässt, um eine komplexe allegorische Darstellung eines noch näher zu bestimmenden Amerikabildes handelt. Um dies zu beweisen sollen im ersten Teil der Arbeit (Am)erica – also Amerika und Erica – vor den Anschlägen vom 11. September auf Gemeinsamkeiten untersucht werden. Danach soll im zweiten Teil gezeigt werden, dass sich die Terroranschläge auf Amerika und auch auf Erica ähnlich katastrophal auswirken. Die durch diese ausführliche Gegenüberstellung gewonnenen Erkenntnisse sollen abschließend auf ihre Deckungsgleichheit überprüft werden, um somit feststellen zu können, welches Amerikabild in The Reluctant Fundamentalist gezeigt wird.

Engaging Terror

By Marianne Vardalos
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  • Publisher : Universal-Publishers
  • Book Code : 1599424533
  • Total of Pages : 415
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 764
  • Pdf File: engaging-terror.pdf

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Engaging Terror: A Critical and Interdisciplinary Approach is a collection of select extended papers drawn from The Human Condition Series (THCS) conference on Terror that took place in May, 2008. The international scope of the conference drew participants from twenty-three countries including Brazil, Columbia, Cuba, France, Israel, Lebanon, Lithuania, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. The thirty-five essays presented here are a representative sample of the interdisciplinary discussion which sought to analyze popular concepts like 'terrorism' and 'terrorist' as social, political, and psychosocial phenomena. Engaging Terror seeks to reveal the diverse forms of terror that persist in contemporary societies. For instance, cultural forms such as the fine arts, film, literature, mass media, religion, and market economy continue to define and limit rationality and freedom through institutionalized forms of terror. In this way, terror shapes our experiences not only through the politics of nation-building and international relations, but also through the social and ideological production of fear in everyday life. Topics covered in this volume include the representation and production of terror from a multiplicity of sites, ranging from mental health practices and organized religion, to news coverage and musical scores. This book will appeal to both scholars and general readers interested in how seemingly benign forms of terror shape and maintain the contemporary human condition. Reaching beyond mainstream studies on terror as simply an international political phenomenon, this interdisciplinary collection of work multiplies the fields of critical research to broaden the scope of analysis and fundamentally challenge the state of modernity.

Mapping Generations of Traumatic Memory in American Narratives

By Dana Mihăilescu,Roxana Oltean,Mihaela Precup
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1443861626
  • Total of Pages : 410
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 808
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This volume collects work by several European, North American, and Australian academics who are interested in examining the performance and transmission of post-traumatic memory in the contemporary United States. The contributors depart from the interpretation of trauma as a unique exceptional event that shatters all systems of representation, as seen in the writing of early trauma theorists like Cathy Caruth, Shoshana Felman, and Dominick LaCapra. Rather, the chapters in this collection are in conversation with more recent readings of trauma such as Michael Rothberg’s “multidirectional memory” (2009), the role of mediation and remediation in the dynamics of cultural memory (Astrid Erll, 2012; Aleida Assman, 2011), and Stef Craps’ focus on “postcolonial witnessing” and its cross-cultural dimension (2013). The corpus of post-traumatic narratives under discussion includes fiction, diaries, memoirs, films, visual narratives, and oral testimonies. A complicated dialogue between various and sometimes conflicting narratives is thus generated and examined along four main lines in this volume: trauma in the context of “multidirectional memory”; the representation of trauma in autobiographical texts; the dynamic of public forms of national commemoration; and the problematic instantiation of 9/11 as a traumatic landmark.

From Solidarity to Schisms

By Cara Cilano
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  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Book Code : 9042027029
  • Total of Pages : 327
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 743
  • Pdf File: from-solidarity-to-schisms.pdf

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From Solidarity to Schisms is the first collection to expand discussions of the effects the events of 11 September 2001 and their aftermath have had on fiction and film beyond an exclusively US-based focus. The essays brought together here go beyond critiquing the US to examine the cultural shifts taking place in fiction and cinema from places such as Britain, France, Germany, Australia, Pakistan, Canada, Israel, and Iran. From these many sites of production, the works discussed in this collection illustrate more precisely how 9/11 was “global” without succumbing to neat categorizations, such as “us vs. them,” “East vs. West,” “Christianity vs. Islam,” and so on.From Solidarity to Schisms is an important supplement to the US-centered cultural and critical production addressing 9/11, providing researchers and teachers alike with resources and contexts that will allow them to broaden their own examinations of novels and films by Americans and about the US. It also provides a valuable resource for students and scholars of contemporary global history and international politics who are interested in approaching 9/11, terrorism and counter-terrorism, and related topics from a cultural standpoint.

American Cinema in the Shadow of 9/11

By Terence McSweeney
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  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Book Code : 147441382X
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 228
  • Pdf File: american-cinema-in-the-shadow-of-9-11.pdf

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American Cinema in the Shadow of 9/11 is a ground-breaking collection of essays by some of the foremost scholars writing in the field of contemporary American film. Through a dynamic critical analysis of the defining films of the turbulent post-9/11 decade, the volume explores and interrogates the impact of 9/11 and the 'War on Terror' on American cinema and culture. In a vibrant discussion of films like American Sniper (2014), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Spectre (2015), The Hateful Eight (2015), Lincoln (2012), The Mist (2007), Children of Men (2006), Edge of Tomorrow (2014) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), noted authors Geoff King, Guy Westwell, John Shelton Lawrence, Ian Scott, Andrew Schopp, James Kendrick, Sean Redmond, Steffen Hantke and many others consider the power of popular film to function as a potent cultural artefact, able to both reflect the defining fears and anxieties of the tumultuous era, but also shape them in compelling and resonant ways.

The 9/11 Novel

By Arin Keeble
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476615624
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 778
  • Pdf File: the-9-11-novel.pdf

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This is a comprehensive study of the first decade of literary representations of 9/11, moving from Art Spiegelman’s In the Shadow of No Towers (2003) to Amy Waldman’s The Submission (2012). It traces the way literature has dealt with an event that continues to shape world conflict and resonate prominently in the American imagination, and argues that the corpus of literary fiction discussing 9/11 is characterized by a fundamental sense of conflictedness related to the tensions between trauma or mourning and political imperatives. The work offers in-depth analyses of texts that have historicized 9/11 and shaped the way we understand this key moment in American and world history.

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid (Book Analysis)

By Bright Summaries
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  • Book Code : 2808019246
  • Total of Pages : 44
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 646
  • Pdf File: exit-west.pdf

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Unlock the more straightforward side of Exit West with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Exit West by Mohsin Hamid, which imagines a world where doors can instantly transport people across the globe. The novel focuses on Saeed and Nadia, who are fleeing civil war in their native country and use the doors to travel to new countries, where the inhabitants’ responses range from violent nativist riots to official clampdowns to acceptance and integration. Mohsin Hamid is a Pakistani writer and brand consultant. He is known in particular for his novels The Reluctant Fundamentalist, which was shortlisted for the 2007 Man Booker Prize, and Exit West, which was shortlisted for the 2017 Man Booker Prize and was named one of the New York Times’ 10 Best Books of 2017. Find out everything you need to know about Exit West in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: •A complete plot summary •Character studies •Key themes and symbols •Questions for further reflection Why choose Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with!