First Person Singular

First Person Singular
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Author: Haruki Murakami
Pages: 240
ISBN: 1787302601
Release: 2021-04-06
Editor: Harvill Secker

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A mindbending new collection of short stories from the unique, internationally acclaimed author of Norwegian Wood and The Wind-up Bird Chronicle. The eight masterly stories in this new collection are all told in the first person by a classic Murakami narrator. From nostalgic memories of youth, meditations on music and an ardent love of baseball to dreamlike scenarios, an encounter with a talking monkey and invented jazz albums, together these stories challenge the boundaries between our minds and the exterior world. Occasionally, a narrator who may or may not be Murakami himself is present. Is it memoir or fiction? The reader decides. Philosophical and mysterious, the stories in First Person Singular all touch beautifully on love and solitude, childhood and memory... all with a signature Murakami twist.

First Person Singular

First Person Singular
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Author: Haruki Murakami
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780385696159
Release: 2021-04-06
Editor: Bond Street Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A riveting new collection of short stories from the beloved, internationally acclaimed Haruki Murakami. The eight masterful stories in this new collection are all told in the first person by a classic Murakami narrator, a lonely man. Some of them (like "With the Beatles," "Cream" and "On a Stone Pillow") are nostalgic looks back at youth. Others are set in adulthood--"Charlie Parker Plays Bossa Nova," "Carnaval," "Confessions of a Shinagawa Monkey" and the title story, "First Person Singular." Occasionally, a narrator who may or may not be Haruki himself is present, as in "The Yakult Swallows Poetry Collection." Is it memoir or fiction? The reader decides. The stories touch beautifully on love and loss, childhood and death . . . all with a signature Murakami twist.

The First Person Singular

The First Person Singular
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Author: Alphonso Lingis
Pages: 145
ISBN: 9780810124134
Release: 2007-07-11
Editor: Northwestern University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Alphonso Lingis’s singular works of philosophy are not so much written as performed, and in The First Person Singular the performance is characteristically brilliant, a consummate act of philosophical reckoning. Lingis’s subject here, aptly enough, is the subject itself, understood not as consciousness but as embodied, impassioned, active being. His book is, at the same time, an elegant cultural analysis of how subjectivity is differently and collectively understood, invested, and situated. The subject Lingis elaborates in detail is the passionate subject of fantasy, of obsessive commitment, of noble actions, the subject enacting itself through an engagement with others, including animals and natural forces. This is not the linguistic or literary subject posited by structuralism and post-structuralism, nor the rational consciousness posited by post-Enlightenment philosophy. It is rather a being embodied in both a passionate, intensifying activity and a cultural collective made up of embodied others as well as the social rituals and practices that comprise this first person singular.

Second Person Singular

Second Person Singular
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Author: Sayed Kashua
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780802194640
Release: 2012-04-03
Editor: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

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"Part comedy of manners, part psychological mystery . . . Issues of nationalism, religion, and passing collide with quickly changing social and sexual mores." —Boston Globe From one of the most important contemporary voices to emerge from the Middle East comes a gripping tale of love and betrayal, honesty and artifice, which asks whether it is possible to truly reinvent ourselves, to shed our old skin and start anew. Second Person Singular follows two men, a successful Arab criminal attorney and a social worker-turned-artist, whose lives intersect under the most curious of circumstances. The lawyer has a thriving practice in the Jewish part of Jerusalem, a large house, a Mercedes, speaks both Arabic and Hebrew, and is in love with his wife and two young children. In an effort to uphold his image as a sophisticated Israeli Arab, he often makes weekly visits to a local bookstore to pick up popular novels. On one fateful evening, he decides to buy a used copy of Tolstoy's The Kreutzer Sonata, a book his wife once recommended. To his surprise, inside he finds a small white note, a love letter, in Arabic, in her handwriting. I waited for you, but you didn't come. I hope everything's all right. I wanted to thank you for last night. It was wonderful. Call me tomorrow? Consumed with suspicion and jealousy, the lawyer slips into a blind rage over the presumed betrayal. He first considers murder, revenge, then divorce, but when the initial sting of humiliation and hurt dissipates, he decides to hunt for the book's previous owner—a man named Yonatan, a man who is not easy to track down, whose identity is more complex than imagined, and whose life is more closely aligned with his own than expected. In the process of dredging up old ghosts and secrets, the lawyer tears the string that holds all of their lives together. A Palestinian who writes in Hebrew, Sayed Kashua defies classification and breaks through cultural barriers. He communicates, with enormous emotional power and a keen sense of the absurd, the particular alienation and the psychic costs of people struggling to straddle two worlds. Second Person Singular is a deliciously complex psychological mystery and a searing dissection of the individuals that comprise a divided society.

Killing Commendatore

Killing Commendatore
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Author: Haruki Murakami
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9780385690706
Release: 2018-10-09
Editor: Bond Street Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The epic new novel from the internationally acclaimed and best-selling author of 1Q84 In Killing Commendatore, a thirty-something portrait painter in Tokyo is abandoned by his wife and finds himself holed up in the mountain home of a famous artist, Tomohiko Amada. When he discovers a previously unseen painting in the attic, he unintentionally opens a circle of mysterious circumstances. To close it, he must complete a journey that involves a mysterious ringing bell, a two-foot-high physical manifestation of an Idea, a dapper businessman who lives across the valley, a precocious thirteen-year-old girl, a Nazi assassination attempt during World War II in Vienna, a pit in the woods behind the artist’s home, and an underworld haunted by Double Metaphors. A tour de force of love and loneliness, war and art—as well as a loving homage to The Great Gatsby—Killing Commendatore is a stunning work of imagination from one of our greatest writers.

First Person Singular

First Person Singular
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Author: Carl Schalk
Pages: 95
ISBN: 0944529291
Release: 1998-01-01
Editor: Morningstar Music Publishers

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Grammar Girl s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

Grammar Girl s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing
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Author: Mignon Fogarty
Pages: 240
ISBN: 1429977493
Release: 2008-07-08
Editor: Henry Holt and Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Online sensation Grammar Girl makes grammar fun and easy in this New York Times bestseller Are you stumped by split infinitives? Terrified of using "who" when a "whom" is called for? Do you avoid the words "affect" and "effect" altogether? Grammar Girl is here to help! Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a. Grammar Girl, is determined to wipe out bad grammar—but she's also determined to make the process as painless as possible. A couple of years ago, she created a weekly podcast to tackle some of the most common mistakes people make while communicating. The podcasts have now been downloaded more than twenty million times, and Mignon has dispensed grammar tips on Oprah and appeared on the pages of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. Written with the wit, warmth, and accessibility that the podcasts are known for, Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing covers the grammar rules and word-choice guidelines that can confound even the best writers. From "between vs. among" and "although vs. while" to comma splices and misplaced modifiers, Mignon offers memory tricks and clear explanations that will help readers recall and apply those troublesome grammar rules. Chock-full of tips on style, business writing, and effective e-mailing, Grammar Girl's print debut deserves a spot on every communicator's desk.

First Person Singular III

First Person Singular III
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Author: E.F.K. Koerner
Pages: 267
ISBN: 9789027275592
Release: 1998-12-15
Editor: John Benjamins Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This sequel to the First Person Singular volumes published in 1980 and 1991, respectively (SiHoLS 21 and 61) presents autobiographical accounts by major North American linguists. This material provides an important primary source for the history and development of the discipline during the 20th century. The volume includes photographs of all contributors and is completed by a full index of biographical names and a detailed index of subjects and languages which turn it into a useful research tool.

First Person Plural

First Person Plural
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Author: Stephen E. Braude
Pages: 315
ISBN: 0847679969
Release: 1995
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Do people with multiple personalities have more than one self? The first full-length philosophical study of multiple personality disorder, First Person Plural maintains that even the deeply divided multiple personality contains an underlying psychological unity. Braude updates his work in this revised edition to discuss recent empirical and conceptual developments, including the charge that clinicians induce false memories in their patients, and the professional redefinition of "multiple personality disorder" as "dissociative identity disorder."

First Person Plural

First Person Plural
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Author: Sophie McCall
Pages: 268
ISBN: 9780774859936
Release: 2011-05-15
Editor: UBC Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this innovative exploration, told-to narratives, or collaboratively produced texts by Aboriginal storytellers and (usually) non-Aboriginal writers, are not romanticized as unmediated translations of oral documents, nor are they dismissed as corruptions of original works. Rather, the approach emphasizes the interpenetration of authorship and collaboration. Focused on the 1990s, when debates over voice and representation were particularly explosive, this captivating study examines a range of told-to narratives in conjunction with key political events that have shaped the struggle for Aboriginal rights to reveal how these narratives impact larger debates about Indigenous voice and literary and political sovereignty.

Men Without Women

Men Without Women
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Author: Haruki Murakami
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780385689458
Release: 2017-05-09
Editor: Bond Street Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

**International Bestseller **A New York Times Bestseller **An NPR Best Book of 2017 **An Esquire Best Book of 2017 **A Washington Post Notable Book of 2017 **A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2017 The major new work of fiction from the internationally acclaimed, #1 NYT bestselling author--a dazzling collection of short stories. The much-anticipated new short story collection from the beloved Haruki Murakami--his first major new work of fiction since the #1 New York Times bestselling Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage--Men Without Women showcases the author at the peak of his powers. Across seven tales, Murakami draws his piercing observation to the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone. Here are vanishing cats and smoky bars, lonely hearts and mysterious women, baseball and The Beatles, woven together to tell stories that speak to us all. Marked by the same wry humor that has defined his entire body of work, in this collection Haruki Murakami has crafted another contemporary classic.

Law in the First Person Plural

Law in the First Person Plural
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Author: Bert van Roermund
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781788976442
Release: 2020-09-25
Editor: Edward Elgar Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This incisive book offers an innovative understanding of Rousseau’s politico-legal philosophy to illustrate the legal significance of plural agency and what it means for a people to act together. Testing these ideas in controversial contemporary debates, Bert van Roermund provides a critical assessment of ‘political theology’ and establishes a new interpretation of joint action as bodily entrenched.

Six Stories Written in the First Person Singular

Six Stories Written in the First Person Singular
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Author: William Somerset Maugham
Pages: 299
ISBN: UCAL:$B106205
Release: 1931
Editor: Garden City, N.Y. Doubleday, Doran 1931.

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The Strange Library

The Strange Library
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Author: Haruki Murakami
Pages: 72
ISBN: 9780385683159
Release: 2014-12-02
Editor: Bond Street Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Fully illustrated and beautifully designed, this is a unique and wonderfully creepy tale that is sure to delight Murakami fans. "All I did was go to the library to borrow some books." On his way home from school, the young narrator of The Strange Library finds himself wondering how taxes were collected in the Ottoman Empire. He pops into the local library to see if it has a book on the subject. This is his first mistake. Led to a special 'reading room' in a maze under the library by a strange old man, he finds himself imprisoned with only a sheep man, who makes excellent donuts, and a girl, who can talk with her hands, for company. His mother will be worrying why he hasn't returned in time for dinner and the old man seems to have an appetite for eating small boy's brains. How will he escape?

Who We re Reading When We re Reading Murakami

Who We re Reading When We re Reading Murakami
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Author: David Karashima
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781593765903
Release: 2020-09-01
Editor: Catapult

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

How did a loner destined for a niche domestic audience become one of the most famous writers alive? A "fascinating" look at the "business of bringing a best-selling novelist to a global audience" (The Atlantic)―and a “rigorous” exploration of the role of translators and editors in the creation of literary culture (The Paris Review). Thirty years ago, when Haruki Murakami’s works were first being translated, they were part of a series of pocket-size English-learning guides released only in Japan. Today his books can be read in fifty languages and have won prizes and sold millions of copies globally. How did a loner destined for a niche domestic audience become one of the most famous writers alive? This book tells one key part of the story. Its cast includes an expat trained in art history who never intended to become a translator; a Chinese American ex-academic who never planned to work as an editor; and other publishing professionals in New York, London, and Tokyo who together introduced a pop-inflected, unexpected Japanese voice to the wider literary world. David Karashima synthesizes research, correspondence, and interviews with dozens of individuals—including Murakami himself—to examine how countless behind-the-scenes choices over the course of many years worked to build an internationally celebrated author’s persona and oeuvre. His careful look inside the making of the “Murakami Industry" uncovers larger questions: What role do translators and editors play in framing their writers’ texts? What does it mean to translate and edit “for a market”? How does Japanese culture get packaged and exported for the West?

First Person Plural

First Person Plural
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Author: Andrew W. M. Beierle
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9780758219701
Release: 2007
Editor: Kensington Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Conjoined twins Owen and Porter Jamison, inhabiting one body with two heads, one torso, and two very different hearts, find their tentative bond threatened when Owen discovers that he is gay, which nearly destroys Porter's marriage as a complicated romantic rectangle develops. Original.

First Person Plural

First Person Plural
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Author: R. N. Taber
Pages: 165
ISBN: 0953983315
Release: 2002-10
Editor: Roger N. Taber

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That Old Country Music

That Old Country Music
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Author: Kevin Barry
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780345810717
Release: 2021-01-12
Editor: Knopf Canada

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From the author of the wildly acclaimed Night Boat to Tangier, a New York Times "Top 10" book of 2019, here are stories of contemporary Ireland: full of love (and sex), melancholy and magic, bedecked in some of the most gorgeous prose being written today. With his three novels and two short story collections, Kevin Barry has steadily established his stature as one of the finest writers not just in Ireland but in the English language. His prodigious gifts with language, character, and setting in these eleven exquisite stories transport the reader to an Ireland both timeless and recognizably modern. Shot through with dark humour and the uncanny primal power of the Irish landscape, the stories in That Old Country Music represent some of the finest fiction being written today.

First Person Singular

First Person Singular
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Author: Stuart Hirschberg,Terry Hirschberg
Pages: 456
ISBN: STANFORD:36105111521279
Release: 1996-12
Editor: Allyn & Bacon

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book introduces readers to the major traditions in autobiography and biography, illustrates how writers transform personal experience for different audiences, and explores the relationship between the writer's voice and stylistic features that express the writer's attitude towards his or her personal experience. The book guides readers in developing their reading and writing skills, introducing them to various techniques writers use to interpret experience. Chapters are organized according to themes that have traditionally elicited compelling autobiographical narratives, and include accounts of personal growth, nature writing, and narratives of religious and philosophical exploration. The book presents many different kinds of writing including diaries, journals, letters, biographies, memoirs, and expressive essays. This book is rich in a variety of perspectives by African-American, Native-American, Asian-American and Hispanic writers and offers cross-cultural and regional narratives as well as a core of selections by classic authors. Almost half of the fifty-nine selections are by women.

I The Meaning of the First Person Term

I  The Meaning of the First Person Term
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Author: Maximilian de Gaynesford
Pages: 198
ISBN: 9780199287826
Release: 2006-03-02
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

I is perhaps the most important and the least understood of our everyday expressions. This is a constant source of philosophical confusion. Max de Gaynesford offers a remedy: he explains what this expression means, its logical form and its inferential role. He thereby shows the way to an understanding of how we express first-personal thinking. He dissolves various myths about how I refers, to the effect that it is a pure indexical. His central claim is that thekey to understanding I is that it is the same kind of expression as the other singular personal pronouns, you and he/she: a deictic term, whose reference depends on making an individual salient. He addresses epistemological questions as well as semantic questions, and shows how they interrelate.The book thus not only resolves a key issue in philosophy of language, but promises to be of great use to people working on problems in other areas of philosophy.