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Book Running in the Family

Download or read book Running in the Family written by Michael Ondaatje and published by Random House. This book was released on 2022-12-08 with total page 158 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'During certain hours, at certain years in our lives, we see ourselves as remnants from the earlier generations that were destroyed... I think all of our lives have been terribly shaped by what went on before us.' Twenty-five years after leaving his native Sri Lanka for the cool winters of Ontario, a chaotic dream of tropical heat and barking dogs pushes Michael Ondaatje to travel back home and revisit a childhood and a family he never fully understood. Along with his siblings and children, Ondaatje gathers rumours, anecdotes, poems, records and memories to piece together this fragmented portrayal of his family's past, his father's destructive alcoholism and the colourful stories and secrets of ancestors both disgraced and adored throughout centuries of Sri Lankan society. In an exotic, evocative portrait of the heat, wildlife, sounds and silences of the Sri Lankan landscape, Ondaatje combines vivid recreations of a privileged, eccentric older generation with a deeply personal reconciliatory journey in which he explores his own ghosts, and how his family's extraordinary history continues to influence his life.

Book Borderlands

    Book Details:
  • Author : Gesellschaft für die Neuen Englischsprachigen Literaturen. Conference
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release : 1999
  • ISBN : 9789042004689
  • Pages : 314 pages

Download or read book Borderlands written by Gesellschaft für die Neuen Englischsprachigen Literaturen. Conference and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 1999 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Boundaries, borderlines, limits on the one hand and rites of passage, contact zones, in-between spaces on the other have attracted renewed interest in a broad variety of cultural discourses after a long period of decenterings and delimitations in numerous fields of social, psychological, and intellectual life. Anthropological dimensions of the subject and its multifarious ways of world-making represent the central challenge among the concerns of the humanities. The role of literature and the arts in the formation of cultural and personal identities, theoretical and political approaches to the relation between self and other, the familiar and the foreign, have become key issues in literary and cultural studies; forms of expressivity and expression and question of mediation as well as new enquiries into ethics have characterized the intellectual energies of the past decade. The aim of Borderlands is to represent a variety of approaches to questions of border crossing and boundary transgression; approaches from different angles and different disciplines, but all converging in their own way on the post-colonial paradigm. Topics discussed include globalization, cartography and ontology, transitional identity, ecocritical sensibility, questions of the application of post-coloniality, gender and sexuality, and attitudes towards space and place. As well as studies of the cinema of the settler colonies, the films of Neil Jordan, and 'Othering' in Canadian sports journalism, there are treatments of the Nigerian novel, South African prison memoirs, and African women's writing. Authors examined include Elizabeth Bowen, Bruce Chatwin, Mohamed Choukri, Nuruddin Farah, Jamaica Kincaid, Pauline Melville, Bharati Mukherjee, Michael Ondaatje, and Leslie Marmon Silko.

Book  It Runs in My Family

Download or read book It Runs in My Family written by Joan C. Barth and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 1993 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Book Trading Magic for Fact  Fact for Magic

Download or read book Trading Magic for Fact Fact for Magic written by Marc Colavincenzo and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2003 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study brings together three major areas of interest - history, postmodern fiction, and myth. Whereas neither history and postmodern fiction nor history and myth are strangers to one another, postmodernism and myth are odd bedfellows. For many critics, postmodern thought with its resistance to metanarratives stands in direct and deliberate contrast to myth with its apparent tendency to explain the world by means of neat, complete narratives. There is a strain of postmodern Canadian historical fiction in which myth actually forms a complement not only to postmodernism's suspicion of master-narratives but also to its privileging of those marginal and at times ignored areas of history. The fourteen works of Canadian fiction considered demonstrate a doubled impulse which at first glance seems contradictory. On the one hand, they go about demythologizing - in the Barthesian sense - various elements of historical discourse, exposing its authority as not simply a natural given but as a construct. This includes the fact that the view of history portrayed in the fiction has been either underrepresented or suppressed by official historiography. On the other hand, the history is then re-mythologized, in that it becomes part of a pre-existing myth, its mythic elements are foregrounded, myth and magic are woven into the narrative, or it is portrayed as extraordinary in some way. The result is an empowering of these histories for the future; they are made larger than life and unforgettable.

Book Masculine Migrations

Download or read book Masculine Migrations written by Daniel Coleman and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 1998-01-01 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines the representation of masculinities in the work of some of Canada's most exciting writers, including Michael Ondaatje, and Rohinton Mistry, to show how cross-cultural migration disrupts assumed codes for masculine behaviour and practice.

Book Postmodern Fiction in Canada

Download or read book Postmodern Fiction in Canada written by Johannes Willem Bertens and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 1992 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Diversit   D  construite Et Recconstruite de L oeuvre de Michael Ondaatje

Download or read book Diversit D construite Et Recconstruite de L oeuvre de Michael Ondaatje written by Michael Ondaatje and published by Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle. This book was released on 1999 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Running with Jesus

Download or read book Running with Jesus written by W. Bennett and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2005-07 with total page 138 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sitting in the quiet morning, his mind flashed back to his grandson, Ethan, and his stubborn display of determination to have his way. Yes indeed, he had to admit, he was like his grandson. He was also determined and perhaps that was the reason he couldn't escape that memory. But he had so many times before relived memories of changes in his life. Why? Because he always felt great comfort in recalling the many difficult times he had been blessed. Times when he had prayed for help like the 23rd mile incidents and had found something deep inside to help him through. Though he considered himself a problem solver, he felt like he knew his limitations. Perhaps that's where he developed the attitude that he could deal with anything with the Lord's help, but there were many, many things he could not handle unless God helped. Still this was uncharacteristic and he was drawn to problem solve.

Book Running in the Family

    Book Details:
  • Author : Michael Ondaatje
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2011-03-23
  • ISBN : 0307776646
  • Pages : 208 pages

Download or read book Running in the Family written by Michael Ondaatje and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2011-03-23 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the late 1970s Ondaatje returned to his native island of Sri Lanka. As he records his journey through the drug-like heat and intoxicating fragrances of that "pendant off the ear of India, " Ondaatje simultaneously retraces the baroque mythology of his Dutch-Ceylonese family. An inspired travel narrative and family memoir by an exceptional writer.

Book Running with Horses

    Book Details:
  • Author : Shirley Weaver
  • Publisher : Bublish, Inc.
  • Release : 2020-11-12
  • ISBN : 1647042550
  • Pages : 550 pages

Download or read book Running with Horses written by Shirley Weaver and published by Bublish, Inc.. This book was released on 2020-11-12 with total page 550 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When life races with chaos and uncertainty, run beyond your fear with bold faith. Humanly speaking, we are no match for a horse's strength or speed. But “the hand of the Lord came upon Elijah,” and the prophet was able to outrun Ahab's royal chariot on the long streak from Mount Carmel to Jezreel (1 Kings 18). In the same way, personal relationship with Almighty God inspires and empowers us to accomplish great exploits we never thought possible and, like Elijah, to deliver something of prophetic value to the culture and the world. Running with Horses is a volume of daily writings exhorting every individual this way—to expect impossible outcomes, even supernatural interventions. Inspired this way, when the pace speeds up in the sphere to which you are called, you run ahead of anything believed possible. Like all of creation, you were born with a specific design and purpose. Yours, I am convinced, is for this no-holds-barred day, for this prophetic time. Whether days of peace or trouble, you were born for this time.

Book Reflections

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  • Author : K. P. Stich
  • Publisher : University of Ottawa Press
  • Release : 1988-01-01
  • ISBN : 0776616838
  • Pages : 189 pages

Download or read book Reflections written by K. P. Stich and published by University of Ottawa Press. This book was released on 1988-01-01 with total page 189 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume discusses the autobiographical inclination in Canadian literature, exploring works by such writers as Alice Munro, W.O. Mitchell, Michael Ondaatje, John Glassco, and Susanna Moodie. Others works, including the oral memoirs of a Métis, an Inuit’s account as being civil servant in Ottawa, and the autobiographical writings of pioneer women and French missionaries are examined to show the depth and breadth of this tradition in Canada. These texts act as starting points for an indepth look at the relationships between autobiography, biography and fiction in Canadian literature.

Book Imagining Ourselves

Download or read book Imagining Ourselves written by Daniel Francis and published by arsenal pulp press. This book was released on 1994 with total page 366 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Imagining Ourselves gathers together selections from Canadian non-fiction books that in some way have had a major impact on how we view ourselves as Canadians, revealing how the national identity has been shaped and informed by the written word. Included are selections from such well-known Canadian books as Wild Animals I Have Known (Ernest Thomas Seton), Pilgrims of the Wild (Grey Owl), Klee Wyck (Emily Carr), The Game (Ken Dryden), Renegade in Power (Peter C. Newman), Survival (Margaret Atwood), and The Last Spike (Pierre Berton).

Book Michael Ondaatje  Haptic Aesthetics and Micropolitical Writing

Download or read book Michael Ondaatje Haptic Aesthetics and Micropolitical Writing written by Milena Marinkova and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2011-07-14 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study of selected literary and cinematic works by Michael Ondaatje investigates the political potential of the Canadian author's aesthetics. Contributing to current debates about affect and representation, ideology critique and the artwork, trauma and testimony, this book uses the concept of the haptic to demonstrate how Ondaatje's multisensory, fluid and historically inflected writing can forge an enabling relationship between audience, author and text. This is where Ondaatje's micropolitics, often misconstrued as ideologically suspect aestheticism, emerges: a praxis that intimates how one can write and read politically with a difference.

Book Running in Circles  The Pursuit of My Happiness

Download or read book Running in Circles The Pursuit of My Happiness written by and published by Dorrance Publishing. This book was released on with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Handbook of Autobiography   Autofiction

Download or read book Handbook of Autobiography Autofiction written by Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2019-01-29 with total page 2220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Autobiographical writings have been a major cultural genre from antiquity to the present time. General questions of the literary as, e.g., the relation between literature and reality, truth and fiction, the dependency of author, narrator, and figure, or issues of individual and cultural styles etc., can be studied preeminently in the autobiographical genre. Yet, the tradition of life-writing has, in the course of literary history, developed manifold types and forms. Especially in the globalized age, where the media and other technological / cultural factors contribute to a rapid transformation of lifestyles, autobiographical writing has maintained, even enhanced, its popularity and importance. By conceiving autobiography in a wide sense that includes memoirs, diaries, self-portraits and autofiction as well as media transformations of the genre, this three-volume handbook offers a comprehensive survey of theoretical approaches, systematic aspects, and historical developments in an international and interdisciplinary perspective. While autobiography is usually considered to be a European tradition, special emphasis is placed on the modes of self-representation in non-Western cultures and on inter- and transcultural perspectives of the genre. The individual contributions are closely interconnected by a system of cross-references. The handbook addresses scholars of cultural and literary studies, students as well as non-academic readers.

Book Travel Writing and the Transnational Author

Download or read book Travel Writing and the Transnational Author written by S. Knowles and published by Springer. This book was released on 2014-06-19 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Travel Writing and the Transnational Author explores the travel writing and transnational literature of four authors from the 'postcolonial canon': Michael Ondaatje, Vikram Seth, Amitav Ghosh, and Salman Rushdie.

Book Postcolonial Literary Geographies

Download or read book Postcolonial Literary Geographies written by John Thieme and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-06-10 with total page 237 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines how ideas about place and space have been transformed in recent decades. It offers a unique understanding of the ways in which postcolonial writers have contested views of place as fixed and unchanging and are remapping conceptions of world geography, with chapters on cartography, botany and gardens, spice, ecologies, animals and zoos, and cities, as well as reference to the importance of archaeology and travel in such debates. Writers whose work receives detailed attention include Amitav Ghosh, Derek Walcott, Jamaica Kincaid, Salman Rushdie, Michael Ondaatje and Robert Kroetsch. Challenging both older colonial and more recent global constructions of place, the book argues for an environmental politics that is attentive to the concerns of disadvantaged peoples, animal rights and ecological issues. Its range and insights make it essential reading for anyone interested in the changing physical and human geography of the contemporary world.