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Book
82 pages ; 19 cm
Green Library
COMPLIT-183-01, ENGLISH-183E-01
Book
384 pages ; 22 cm
Green Library
COMPLIT-183-01, ENGLISH-183E-01
Book
451 pages ; 21 cm
"The third volume--the book that made Knausgaard a phenomenon in the United States--in the addictive New York Times bestselling series A family of four--mother, father, and two boys--move to the south coast of Norway, to a new house on a newly developed site. It is the early 1970s and the family's trajectory is upwardly mobile: the future seems limitless. In painstaking, sometimes self-lacerating detail, Karl Ove Knausgaard paints a world familiar to anyone who can recall the intensity and novelty of childhood experience, one in which children and adults lead parallel lives that never meet. Perhaps the most Proustian in the series, My Struggle: Book 3 gives us Knausgaard's vivid, technicolor recollections of childhood, his emerging self-understanding, and the multilayered nature of time's passing, memory, and existence"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
COMPLIT-183-01, ENGLISH-183E-01
Book
279 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
COMPLIT-183-01, ENGLISH-183E-01
Book
187 p. ; 24 cm
Green Library
COMPLIT-183-01, ENGLISH-183E-01
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231 p. ; 24 cm.
An eminent, seventy-two-year-old Australian writer is invited to contribute to a book entitled "Strong Opinions". It is a chance to air some urgent concerns. He writes short essays on the origins of the state, on Machiavelli, on anarchism, on al Qaida, on intelligent design, on music. What, he asks, is the origin of the state and the nature of the relationship between citizen and state? How should the citizen of a modern democracy react to the state's willingness to set aside moral considerations and civil liberties in its war on terror, a war that includes the use of torture?He is troubled by Australia's complicity with America and Britain in their wars in the Middle East; an obscure sense of dishonour clings to him. In the laundry-room of his apartment block he encounters an alluring young woman. When he discovers she is 'between jobs' he claims failing eyesight and offers her work typing up his manuscript. Anya has no interest in politics but the job provides a distraction, as does the writer's evident and not unwelcome attraction toward her. Her boyfriend, Alan, an investment consultant who understands the world in harsh neo-liberal economic terms, has reservations about his trophy girlfriend spending time with this 1960s throwback. Taking a lively interest in his affairs, Alan begins to formulate a plan.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781846551208 20160528
Green Library
COMPLIT-183-01, ENGLISH-183E-01
Book
233 p. ; 23 cm.
A profound new work of fiction from one of the greatest writers alive. Elizabeth Costello is an Australian writer of international renown; she is feted, studied, honoured. Famous principally for an early novel that established her reputation and from which, it seems, she will never escape, she has reached the stage, late in life, where her remaining function is to be venerated and applauded. One of a new breed of intellectual nomads, her life has become a series of engagements in sterile conference rooms throughout the world - a private consciousness obliged to reveal itself to a curious public: the presentation of a major award at an American college where she is required to deliver a lecture; a sojourn as the writer in residence on a cruise liner during which she encounters a fellow guest lecturer, an African poet also employed to divert the passengers; a visit to her sister, a missionary in Africa, who is receiving an honorary degree, an occasion which both recognise as the final opportunity for effecting some form of reconciliation; and a disquieting appearance at a writers' conference in Amsterdam where she finds the subject of her talk unexpectedly amongst the audience. She has made her life's work the study of other people yet now it is she who is the object of scrutiny. But, for her, what matters is the continuing search for a means of articulating her vision and the verdict of future generations. Elizabeth Costello is a humane, moral, and uncompromising creation; J.M. Coetzee's latest work of fiction offers us a profound and delicate vision of literary celebrity, artistry and the private life of the mind.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780436206160 20160528
Green Library
COMPLIT-183-01, ENGLISH-183E-01

8. The lover [1997]

Book
117 p. ; 21 cm.
Back in print in hardcover, this international bestseller has been acclaimed by critics all over the world. Set in the prewar Indochina of Marguerite Duras' childhood, "The Lover" tells haunting tale of a tumultuous affair between an adolescent French girl and her Chinese lover in the waning days of France's colonial empire.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780375400858 20160527
Green Library
COMPLIT-183-01, ENGLISH-183E-01
Book
236 p. : ill., map, ports. ; 20 cm.
Green Library
COMPLIT-183-01, ENGLISH-183E-01
Book
252 p. ; 19 cm.
Green Library
COMPLIT-183-01, ENGLISH-183E-01