Summary Book Review Canaan: A Novel by Donald McCaig:
Download or read book Canaan: A Novel written by Donald McCaig and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2008-02-17 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A bred-in-the-bones storyteller." —Geraldine Brooks Canaan fills a vast canvas. Its points of reference are Richmond in the throes of Reconstruction; the trading floors of Wall Street; a Virginia plantation; and the Great Plains, where the splendidly arrogant George Custer—Yellowhair—rides to his fate against Sitting Bull’s warriors. This is the story of America over twenty years of its most turbulent history. The characters are black, white, and red, ex-Union and ex-Confederate; and the principal narrator is a Santee woman She Goes Before who marries an ex-slave. Through her eyes we witness the hanging of her father by whites in the mass execution of 1863, Red Cloud’s banquet with President Grant, and that final confrontation on the bluffs above the Little Bighorn.
Summary Book Review Spies in Canaan by David Park:
Download or read book Spies in Canaan written by David Park and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2022-05-12 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A bold and unsettling parable about guilt, atonement and redemption from the winner of the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award 'It is seldom that one can say a book is perfect, but this is as close as I've seen in a very long time' SUNDAY INDEPENDENT 'A bold and unsettling parable about guilt, atonement and redemption' IRISH TIMES Michael has travelled a long way from his boyhood under the endless skies of the Midwest. His retirement is peaceful, if solitary. But one day there is a visitation: a mysterious car on the seafront, and a package delivered. From its contents, Michael understands that he has been commissioned to undertake a final journey. As Michael makes his way deep into a distant desert – a strange and liminal landscape that lies between hell and redemption – he undertakes another journey, into long-suppressed memories: of Vietnam and the dying days of war, and to face a final accounting for what was done. Taut, atmospheric and moving, Spies in Canaan is a powerful elegy to the pain of love, the guilt of old age, and the grace of atonement. 'Another compact marvel ... This is a meditative novel that, while investing heavily in a patient build-up of atmosphere, never forgets the need to put a foot on the gas' DAILY MAIL 'David Park's novels are always elegantly written' INDEPENDENT 'Unflinching, courageous, wise, alert to the thrill and sorrow of violence ... Adds to David Park's status as a superb novelist' FRANK MCGUINNESS
Summary Book Review On Canaan's Side by Sebastian Barry:
Download or read book On Canaan's Side written by Sebastian Barry and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2011-07-22 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'As they used to say in Ireland, the devil only comes into good things.' Narrated by Lilly Bere, On Canaan's Side opens as she mourns the loss of her grandson, Bill. The story then goes back to the moment she was forced to flee Sligo, at the end of the First World War, and follows her life through into the new world of America, a world filled with both hope and danger. At once epic and intimate, Lilly's narrative unfurls as she tries to make sense of the sorrows and troubles of her life and of the people whose lives she has touched. Spanning nearly seven decades, it is a novel of memory, war, family-ties and love, which once again displays Sebastian Barry's exquisite prose and gift for storytelling.
Summary Book Review The Postwar Novel in Canada by Rosmarin Heidenreich:
Download or read book The Postwar Novel in Canada written by Rosmarin Heidenreich and published by Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press. This book was released on 2006-01-01 with total page 213 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As a comparative study which includes the analysis of both English-Canadian and Quebec novels, this book provides an overview of the novel as it has developed in this country since the Second World War. Focusing on narratological rather than thematic elements, the book represents a systematic application of the insights and analytical tools of reader-reception theory, in particular the models proposed by Wolfgang Iser and Hans Robert Jauss. Placing the emphasis on the text and its effects rather than on the historical or psycho-sociological genesis of the text, the author invokes the models and paradigms of other literatures to establish a broader cultural context permitting the significance of a literature to emerge as a carrier of meaning in and beyond the culture that produces it. Tracing a critical path from Hugh MacLennan's hierarchic romance structures and Gabrielle Roy's social realism to the metafictions of Hubert Aquin and Timothy Findley, the author reveals that the novel's narratological features themselves are often closely linked with ideological positions.
Summary Book Review Near Canaan by Liese O'Halloran Schwarz:
Download or read book Near Canaan written by Liese O'Halloran Schwarz and published by Random House. This book was released on 2018-07-12 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ‘Intelligent, thoughtful, resourceful’ WASHINGTON POST Filmmaking student Buddy Whyte never visited his mother’s hometown while she was alive. But in the wake of her tragic death, he can no longer resist the lure of Naples, Virginia. He packs up his car and drives south from New York City with his camera. He means to make a short film about the town – and perhaps learn why Beth Whyte left it, and why she never went back. Many people in the close-knit community are devastated to learn of the death of Buddy’s mother –not least two brothers, Jack and Gil, who knew her best. Although they live and work side by side, a dark secret divides them, and they have not spoken to one another in years. Through his camera lens, Buddy captures an unexpected story, including glimpses of his mother that challenge everything he thought he knew. But in a small town where even disparate voices agree that the past is best kept hidden from outsiders, will he actually learn the truth? Near Canaan is an intricate and multi-layered novel of secrets and memory which explores the far-reaching, inescapable effects of the past.
Summary Book Review The Conquest of Canaan by Booth Tarkington:
Download or read book The Conquest of Canaan written by Booth Tarkington and published by Forgotten Books. This book was released on 2017-09-18 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Excerpt from The Conquest of Canaan: A Novel Only such unfortunates as have so far failed to visit Canaan do not know that the National House is on the Main Street side Of the Court house Square, 'and has the advantage Of being within two minutes' walk of the railroad station, which is in plain sight Of the Windows - an ines timable benefit to the conversation Of the aged men who occupied these Windows on this white morning, even as they were wont in summer to hold against all comers the cane-seated chairs on the pavement outside. Thence, as trains came and went, they commanded the city gates, and, seeking motives and adding to the stock Of history, narrow ly Observed and examined into all who entered or departed. Their habit was not singular. He who would foolishly tax the sages of Canaan with a bucolic light-mindedness must first walk in Picca dilly in early June, stroll down the Corso in Rome before Ash Wednesday, or regard those windows of Fifth Avenue whose curtains are withdrawn of a winter Sunday; for in each of these great streets, wherever the windows, not Of trade, are widest, his eyes must behold wise men, like to those of Canaan. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Summary Book Review Whistle Not for Canaan by William Purnell Wayne:
Download or read book Whistle Not for Canaan written by William Purnell Wayne and published by . This book was released on 1944 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review A Far Piece to Canaan by Sam Halpern:
Download or read book A Far Piece to Canaan written by Sam Halpern and published by Harper Perennial. This book was released on 2013-05-28 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Far Piece to Canaan is a warm and nostalgic novel from an unexpected source: Sam Halpern, whose salty paternal wisdom made Justin Halpern’s Sh*t My Dad Says a phenomenal bestseller. Inspired by Sam Halpern’s childhood in rural Kentucky, A Far Piece to Canaan tells the story of Samuel Zelinsky, a celebrated but troubled former professor who reluctantly returns after his wife’s death to the Kentucky hills where he lived as a child to reconnect with long-buried memories and make good on a forgotten promise. A tale of superstition, secrets, and heroism in the postwar South, A Far Piece to Canaan: A Novel of Friendship and Redemption is the surprising and moving debut of a gifted storyteller.
Summary Book Review Writings of Frank Marshall Davis by Frank Marshall Davis:
Download or read book Writings of Frank Marshall Davis written by Frank Marshall Davis and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2006 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Frank Marshall Davis (1905-1987) was a central figure in the black press, working as reporter and editor for the Atlanta World, the Associated Negro Press, the Chicago Star, and the Honolulu Record . Writings of Frank Marshall Davis presents a selection of Davis's nonfiction, providing an unprecedented insight into one journalist's ability to reset the terms of public conversation and frame the news to open up debate among African Americans and all Americans. During the middle of the twentieth century, Davis set forth a radical vision that challenged the status quo. His commentary on race relations, music, literature, and American culture was precise, impassioned, and engaged. At the height of World War II, Davis boldly questioned the nature of America's potential postwar relations and what they meant for African Americans and the nation. His work challenged the usefulness of race as a social construct, and he eventually disavowed the idea of race altogether. Throughout his career, he championed the struggles of African Americans for equal rights and laboring people seeking fair wages and other benefits. In his reviews on music, he argued that blues and jazz were responses to social conditions and served as weapons of racial integration. His book reviews complemented his radical vision by commenting on how literature reshapes one's understanding of the world. Even his travel writings on Hawaii called for cultural pluralism and tolerance for racial and economic difference. Writings of Frank Marshall Davis reveals a writer in touch with the most salient issues defining his era and his desire to insert them into the public sphere. John Edgar Tidwell provides an introduction and contextual notes on each major subject area Davis explored. John Edgar Tidwell is an associate professor of English at the University of Kansas. He edited Frank Marshall Davis's Livin' the Blues: Memoirs of a Black Journalist and Poet and his Black Moods: Collected Poems .
Download or read book Sarah written by Marek Halter and published by Broadway Books. This book was released on 2005 with total page 342 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Born into a world of luxury in the ancient Sumerian city of Ur, Sarah flees the arranged marriage planned by her father, a decision that leads to an encounter with Abram, a member of a nomadic tribe of outsiders, with whom she is reunited many years later in her exalted position as high priestess of the goddess Ishtar. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
Author :Lawrence P. Jackson Publisher :Princeton University Press Release Date :2013-03-31 ISBN 10 :9780691157894 Pages :600 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.5/5 (789 users download)
Summary Book Review The Indignant Generation by Lawrence P. Jackson:
Download or read book The Indignant Generation written by Lawrence P. Jackson and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2013-03-31 with total page 600 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Indignant Generation is the first narrative history of the neglected but essential period of African American literature between the Harlem Renaissance and the civil rights era. The years between these two indispensable epochs saw the communal rise of Richard Wright, Gwendolyn Brooks, Ralph Ellison, Lorraine Hansberry, James Baldwin, and many other influential black writers. While these individuals have been duly celebrated, little attention has been paid to the political and artistic milieu in which they produced their greatest works. With this commanding study, Lawrence Jackson recalls the lost history of a crucial era. Looking at the tumultuous decades surrounding World War II, Jackson restores the "indignant" quality to a generation of African American writers shaped by Jim Crow segregation, the Great Depression, the growth of American communism, and an international wave of decolonization. He also reveals how artistic collectives in New York, Chicago, and Washington fostered a sense of destiny and belonging among diverse and disenchanted peoples. As Jackson shows through contemporary documents, the years that brought us Their Eyes Were Watching God, Native Son, and Invisible Man also saw the rise of African American literary criticism--by both black and white critics. Fully exploring the cadre of key African American writers who triumphed in spite of segregation, The Indignant Generation paints a vivid portrait of American intellectual and artistic life in the mid-twentieth century.
Summary Book Review O Canaan! by Waters Edward Turpin:
Download or read book O Canaan! written by Waters Edward Turpin and published by . This book was released on 1975 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1916, Joe Benson leads his family and neighbors away from a ruined cotton crop in Mississippi towards the promise of a better life in the war-hungry factories of the north. Instead, they meet ephemeral success, slow failure, or abrupt doom in this struggle for human rights.
Summary Book Review Canaan? : Oops, Wrong Country : a Novel Insight of the Exodus Story by Avner Ramu:
Download or read book Canaan? : Oops, Wrong Country : a Novel Insight of the Exodus Story written by Avner Ramu and published by [Toronto] ; Houston, Texas : Isgav Pub.. This book was released on 2003 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The Canaanites and Their Land by Niels Peter Lemche:
Download or read book The Canaanites and Their Land written by Niels Peter Lemche and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 1991-03-01 with total page 191 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It is an interesting consequence of the new reconstructions of the early history of Israel that the Israelites must originally have been Canaanites. Nevertheless, an outspoken hatred against Canaanites permeates the Old Testament. Lemche presents a new way of explaining the anti-Canaanite sentiments of the Old Testament historians, while at the same time disclosing some of the aims and ideas which governed Old Testament history writing.
Summary Book Review Gender, Imperialism and Global Exchanges by Stephan F. Miescher:
Download or read book Gender, Imperialism and Global Exchanges written by Stephan F. Miescher and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2015-05-06 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Originally published as Volume 26, Issue 3 of Gender & History."