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A Girl Is A Half Formed Thing

Author : Eimear McBride
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Winner of numerous literary awards including the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and the Goldsmiths Prize, Eimear McBride's debut novel A Girl is a Half-formed Thing plunges us into the psyche of a girl with breathtaking fury and intimacy. 'Eimear McBride is a writer of remarkable power and originality.' Times Literary Supplement 'An instant classic.' Guardian Adapted for the stage by Annie Ryan for The Corn Exchange, Eimear McBride's A Girl is a Half-formed Thing premiered at the Dublin Theatre Festival 2014. 'Unflinching... magnificent... The narrative transposes effortlessly to the stage, as if this is where it belongs.' Guardian 'One of the best stage adaptations of a novel you're likely to see.' Sunday Times

A Girl Is A Half Formed Thing

Author : Eimear McBride
ISBN : 9781925095241
Genre : Fiction
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Winner, Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, 2014 Winner, Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year, 2014 Winner, Desmond Elliott Prize, 2014 Winner, Goldsmiths Prize, 2013 This incredible debut novel tells, with astonishing insight and in brutal detail, the story of a young woman's relationship with her brother, and the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumour. Not so much a stream of consciousness, as an unconscious railing against a life that makes little sense, and a shocking and intimate insight into the thoughts, feelings and chaotic sexuality of a vulnerable and isolated protagonist. To read A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing is to plunge inside its narrator's head, experiencing her world first-hand. This isn't always comfortable - but it is always a revelation. Touching on everything from family violence to sexuality and the personal struggle to remain intact in times of intense trauma, McBride writes with singular intensity, acute sensitivity and mordant wit. A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing is moving, funny - and alarming. It is a book you will never forget. Eimear McBride was born in Liverpool but moved to Ireland when she was three. She grew up in Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo and Castlebar, Co. Mayo, before moving to London aged 17 to study at The Drama Centre. A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing is her first novel. Ten pages in and all the bells start ringing. It explodes into your chest.' Caitlin Moran 'Eimear McBride is that old fashioned thing, a genius.' Anne Enright, Guardian 'Unforgettable...Eimear McBride is a writer of remarkable power and originality.' Times Literary Supplement 'My discovery of the year was Eimear McBride's debut novel...in style very similar to Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury, but the broken ellipses never feel like a gimmick or a game.' Booker Prizer winner Eleanor Catton, Guardian 'Eimear McBride's ferociously intense and stylistically challenging account of a young girl's coming-of-age in rural Ireland is an astonishing literary debut...A remarkable achievement.' Irish Independent 'My book of the year, hands down, no questions asked and I will shout it from the rooftops, is the extraordinary A Girl Is A Half Formed Thing...Like nothing else - Brava! Eimear McBride!' Kirsty Gunn, Herald Scotland 'Remarkable, harshly satisfying first novel.'London Review of Books 'This is the work of a writer with the courage to reinvent the sentence as she pleases, and the virtuosity required to pull it off.' Simon Hammond, Literary Review 'A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing is a familiar Irish tale told in transfigured Irish style, a lyrical prose-poem on horror and human endurance that is - astonishingly - neither horrific nor hard to read.' Monthly 'This powerfully intense depiction of troubled girlhood is written with uncompromising brio and fidelity. After her long wait for a publisher, McBride deserves her critical success.' Weekend Australian 'A bravura performance.' Jennifer Byrne, Australian Women's Weekly 'McBride's prose might be idiosyncratic and the narrative emotionally challenging, but this is an accomplished novel. I knocked it back in two sittings and a week later I'm still reeling.' Listener ‘A dizzying feat of language, innocence and loss.’ Ashleigh Wilson, Best Books of 2016, Australian

About A Girl

Author : David Collard
ISBN : 1909585068
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Something Out Of Place

Author : Eimear McBride
ISBN : 9781782835721
Genre : Social Science
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The blistering non-fiction debut from the author of the critically acclaimed A Girl is a Half-formed Thing *As heard on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour* 'A fearless, interrogative work ... A fierce and fascinating manifesto in McBride's persuasive prose' Sinéad Gleeson 'There is something very exciting about contemplating a future for women where our disagreements about how best to live don't translate into weakness and division' Megan Nolan, New Statesman Here, Eimear McBride unpicks the contradictory forces of disgust and objectification that control and shame women. From playground taunts of 'only sluts do it' but 'virgins are frigid', to ladette culture, and the arrival of 'ironic' porn, via Debbie Harry, the Kardashians and the Catholic church - she looks at how this prejudicial messaging has played out in the past, and still surrounds us today. In this subversive essay, McBride asks - are women still damned if we do, damned if we don't? How can we give our daughters (and sons) the unbounded futures we want for them? And, in this moment of global crisis, might our gift for juggling contradiction help us to find a way forward? 'A satisfying feminist polemic' Susie Orbach 'Remarkable' Scotsman 'Eimear McBride is that old fashioned thing, a genius' Guardian

Strange Hotel

Author : Eimear McBride
ISBN : 9780571355167
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'McBride is on blistering form.' Sinéad Gleeson At the mid-point of her life a woman enters an Avignon hotel room. She's been here once before - but while the room hasn't changed, she is a different person now. Forever caught between check-in and check-out, she will go on to occupy other hotel rooms, from Prague to Oslo, Auckland to Austin, each as anonymous as the last, but bound by rules of her choosing. There, amid the detritus of her travels, the matchbooks, cigarettes, keys and room-service wine, she will negotiate with memory, with the men she sometimes meets, and with what it might mean to return home. 'Nothing else feels so fresh, so radically new. Strange Hotel challenges and expands my sense of what art can do.' Garth Greenwell

Pragmatics And Literature

Author : Siobhan Chapman
ISBN : 9789027261922
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Pragmatics and Literature is an important collection of new work by leading practitioners working at the interface between pragmatic theory and literary analysis. The individual studies collected here draw on a variety of theoretical approaches and are concerned with a range of literary genres. All have a shared focus on applying ideas from specific pragmatic frameworks to understanding the production, interpretation and evaluation of literary texts. A full-length introductory chapter highlights distinctions and contrasts between pragmatic theories, but also brings out complementarities, shared aims and assumptions, and ways in which different pragmatic theories can make different contributions to our understanding of literary texts. The book as a whole encourages a sense of coherence for the field and presents insights from various approaches for systematic comparison. Building on previous work by the editors, the contributors and others, it makes a significant contribution to the growing field of pragmatic literary stylistics.

The Lesser Bohemians

Author : Eimear McBride
ISBN : 0571327850
Genre : Actors
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LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEY'S WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2017 SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE 2016 SHORTLISTED FOR THE BORD GAIS IRISH NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2016 From the writer of one of the most memorable debuts of recent years. An eighteen-year-old Irish girl arrives in London to study drama and falls violently in love with an older actor. This older man has a disturbing past that the young girl is unprepared for. The young girl has a troubling past of her own. This is her story and their story. The Lesser Bohemians is about sexual passion. It is about innocence and the loss of it. At once epic and exquisitely intimate, it is a celebration of the dark and the light in love.

Kaapse Bibliotekaris

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Literary London

Author : Eloise Millar
ISBN : 9781782435051
Genre : Travel
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A fascinating guide to the best literary landmarks in London that takes the reader into publishing houses and along paths of inspiration, revealing the stories behind the stories. * One of the world's greatest literary cities, London has streets full of stories and buildings steeped in history. * The biggest and most beloved names in English literature have all been here, and you can still see or visit their stomping grounds and favourite places. * Follow Oscar Wilde from the salons to Clapham Junction; roam with Julian McClaren Ross through Fitzrovia, dropping in for a pint of three with Dylan Thomas at the Bricklayers' Arms; muse darkly over the Thames with Spencer, Eliot and Conrad; and watch aghast as Lorn Byron terrorizes his publisher on Albermarle Street... Moving through time and genre, from Spencer and Shakespeare to Amis and Barnes, from tragedy and romance to chick-lit and science fiction, Literary London is a snappy and informative guide, showing just why - as another famous local writer put it - he who is tired of tired of London is tired of life.

The Eclectic Magazine

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A Woman Who Failed

Author : Bessie Chandler
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Overland Monthly And Out West Magazine

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Report Of The Superintendent Of Public Instruction

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Report Of The Superintendent Of Public Instruction

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In The Olden Time

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Everyone Is Watching

Author : Megan Bradbury
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"Beautiful, kaleidoscopic . . . everyone should be watching Megan Bradbury from now on" Eimear McBride, Baileys Prize-winning author of A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing New York: A city that inspires. A city that draws people in. A city where everyone is watching, waiting to see what will happen next. 1967. Robert Mapplethorpe knows he is an artist. From his childhood home in Queens he yearns for the heat and excitement of the city, the press of other people's bodies. He wants to be watched, he wants to be known. 1891. Walt Whitman has already found fame, and has settled into his own sort of old age. Still childlike, still passionate, he travels with his friend and biographer Bucke to the city he has always adored, the scene of his greatest triumphs and rejections. 1922. Robert Moses is a man with a vision. Standing on the edge of Long Island he knows what it could become. Walking down a street in Brooklyn he sees its future. He is the man who will build modern New York. 2013. Edmund White is back in New York. It's the city of his youth, of his life and loves. He remembers days of lazy pleasure, nights of ecstasy and euphoria. But years have gone by since then. Everyone is Watching is a novel about the men and women who have defined New York. Through the lives and perspectives of these great creators, artists and thinkers, and through other iconic works of art that capture its essence, New York itself solidifies. Complex, rich, sordid, tantalizing, it is constantly changing and evolving. Both intimate and epic in its sweep, Everyone is Watching is a love letter to New York and its people - past, present and future. PRAISE FOR EVERYONE IS WATCHING "Megan Bradbury's daring, urgent novel is a thrilling act of psychic and historical excavation ..." Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You "This is a wonderful book, unique and surprising, alive to the energy and mystery of New York, written in language that swings between spare poetry and raw, gnarly sex. Joe Dunthorne, author of Submarine "New York City as a creative catalyst is an enticing subject matter and one that receives a delightfully unexpected treatment in Bradbury's elegant debut" GQ "An impressively original debut ... Everyone is Watching manages to be both intimate and epic at the same time - quite an achievement" The Bookseller "An astonishing debut novel from a true original, whose talent pours out of these pages." Cathi Unsworth "A wonderful read ... Everyone is Watching reaches beyond itself in such fascinating ways ... I was left with a much richer sense of New York as a city, and a much deeper sense of the creative life of cities (and people!) in general. So, a very satisfying, thought provoking read indeed." Al Robertson, author of Crashing Heaven "Megan Bradbury writes with the elegance of a Tiffany's diamond and the intensity of Times Square at rush hour. Through the eyes of Robert Mapplethorpe, Walt Whitman, Robert Moses and Edmund White, we experience the passion, heartbreak and soaring ambition that defines New York City." Patricia Morrisroe, author Mapplethorpe: A Biography

The Corhill Magazine Vol Xxxii

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