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My Year of Rest and Relaxation

My Year of Rest and Relaxation Book
Author : Ottessa Moshfegh
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2018-07-12
ISBN : 147354954X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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FROM THE MAN BOOKER-SHORTLISTED AUTHOR OF EILEEN THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'Savage, funny, frequently on the verge of teetering into lunacy... My Year of Rest and Relaxation is a non-negotiable in your holiday carry-on this summer' Vogue It’s the year 2000 in a city aglitter with wealth and possibility; what could be so terribly wrong? Our narrator has many of the advantages of life: Young, thin, pretty, a recent Columbia graduate, she lives in an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan paid for, like everything else, by her inheritance. But there is a vacuum at the heart of things, and it isn’t just the loss of her parents in college, or the way her Wall Street boyfriend treats her, or her sadomasochistic relationship with her alleged best friend. Blackly funny, both merciless and compassionate – dangling its legs over the ledge of 9/11 – My Year of Rest and Relaxation is a showcase for the gifts of one of America’s major young writers.

McGlue

McGlue Book
Author : Ottessa Moshfegh
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2019-01-08
ISBN : 0525522751
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The debut novella from one of contemporary fiction's most exciting young voices, now in a new edition. Salem, Massachusetts, 1851: McGlue is in the hold, still too drunk to be sure of name or situation or orientation--he may have killed a man. That man may have been his best friend. Intolerable memory accompanies sobriety. A-sail on the high seas of literary tradition, Ottessa Moshfegh gives us a nasty heartless blackguard on a knife-sharp voyage through the fogs of recollection. They said I've done something wrong? . . . And they've just left me down here to starve. They'll see this inanition and be so damned they'll fall to my feet and pass up hot cross buns slathered in fresh butter and beg I forgive them. All of them . . . : the entire world one by one. Like a good priest I'll pat their heads and nod. I'll dunk my skull into a barrel of gin.

Summary of My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh

Summary of My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh Book
Author : Paul Adams / Bookhabits
Publisher : Blurb
Release : 2019-01-09
ISBN : 9781364040321
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh: Conversation Starters She can well afford to rest the whole year surviving on the inheritance she gets from her dead parents, and she has unemployment benefits. Hoping to come out transformed into a better person, our unnamed protagonist intends to spend the whole year sleeping in her apartment as a form of the rest cure. She finds a psychiatrist on the yellow pages and gets a steady prescription of sleeping pills, psychotropic drugs, and anti-anxiety drugs. As she starts her year-long rest and relaxation, things happen. How can she find the healing and transformation she needs? My Year of Rest and Relaxation is a New York Times bestseller and the second novel of Otessa Moshfegh, one of the most admired new novelists today. Her debut novel, Eileen, is included in the 2016 Booker Prize's shortlist. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to.. Create Hours of Conversation: - Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups - Foster a deeper understanding of the book - Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately - Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage you to before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.

Death in Her Hands

Death in Her Hands Book
Author : Ottessa Moshfegh
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2020-08-27
ISBN : 1473574064
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'This is a story about what might happen when a woman takes charge... A glorious visceral mystery' The Times While on her daily walk with her dog in the woods near her home, Vesta comes across a chilling handwritten note. Her name was Magda. Nobody will ever know who killed her. It wasn't me. Here is her dead body. Shaky even on her best days, Vesta is also alone, and new to the area, having moved here after the death of her husband. Her brooding about the note grows quickly into a full-blown obsession: who was Magda and how did she meet her fate? From the Booker-shortlisted author of Eileen comes this razor-sharp, chilling and darkly hilarious novel about the stories we tell ourselves and how we strive to obscure the truth. __________________________ PRAISE FOR DEATH IN HER HANDS: 'Routinely hailed as one of the most exciting young American authors working today' Guardian 'A new kind of murder mystery' New Yorker 'Dark, devious' Observer 'A fine line between shocking realism and the absurd' New Statesman 'A brilliant off-kilter detective story' Evening Standard 'A beautiful novel' Sunday Times

My Year of Rest and Relaxation

My Year of Rest and Relaxation Book
Author : Ottessa Moshfegh
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2018-07-10
ISBN : 0525522123
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From one of our boldest, most celebrated new literary voices, a novel about a young woman's efforts to duck the ills of the world by embarking on an extended hibernation with the help of one of the worst psychiatrists in the annals of literature and the battery of medicines she prescribes Our narrator should be happy, shouldn't she? She's young, thin, pretty, a recent Columbia graduate, works an easy job at a hip art gallery, lives in an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan paid for, like the rest of her needs, by her inheritance. But there is a dark and vacuous hole in her heart, and it isn't just the loss of her parents, or the way her Wall Street boyfriend treats her, or her sadomasochistic relationship with her best friend, Reva. It's the year 2000 in a city aglitter with wealth and possibility; what could be so terribly wrong? My Year of Rest and Relaxation is a powerful answer to that question. Through the story of a year spent under the influence of a truly mad combination of drugs designed to heal our heroine from her alienation from this world, Moshfegh shows us how reasonable, even necessary, alienation can be. Both tender and blackly funny, merciless and compassionate, it is a showcase for the gifts of one of our major writers working at the height of her powers.

Homesick For Another World

Homesick For Another World Book
Author : Ottessa Moshfegh
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2017-01-12
ISBN : 1473522722
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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There’s something eerily unsettling about Ottessa Moshfegh’s stories, something almost dangerous while also being delightful – and often even weirdly hilarious. Her characters are all unsteady on their feet; all yearning for connection and betterment, in very different ways, but each of them seems destined to be tripped up by their own baser impulses. What makes these stories so moving is the emotional balance that Moshfegh achieves – the way she exposes the limitless range of self-deception that human beings can employ while, at the same time, infusing the grotesque and outrageous with tenderness and compassion. The flesh is weak; the timber is crooked; people are cruel to each other, and stupid, and hurtful, but beauty comes from strange sources, and the dark energy surging through these stories is oddly and powerfully invigorating. One of the most gifted and exciting young writers in America, she shows us uncomfortable things, and makes us look at them forensically – until we find, suddenly, that we are really looking at ourselves.

Eileen

Eileen Book
Author : Ottessa Moshfegh
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2015-08-18
ISBN : 069840162X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize and chosen by David Sedaris as his recommended book for his Fall 2016 tour. So here we are. My name was Eileen Dunlop. Now you know me. I was twenty-four years old then, and had a job that paid fifty-seven dollars a week as a kind of secretary at a private juvenile correctional facility for teenage boys. I think of it now as what it really was for all intents and purposes—a prison for boys. I will call it Moorehead. Delvin Moorehead was a terrible landlord I had years later, and so to use his name for such a place feels appropriate. In a week, I would run away from home and never go back. This is the story of how I disappeared. The Christmas season offers little cheer for Eileen Dunlop, an unassuming yet disturbed young woman trapped between her role as her alcoholic father’s caretaker in a home whose squalor is the talk of the neighborhood and a day job as a secretary at the boys’ prison, filled with its own quotidian horrors. Consumed by resentment and self-loathing, Eileen tempers her dreary days with perverse fantasies and dreams of escaping to the big city. In the meantime, she fills her nights and weekends with shoplifting, stalking a buff prison guard named Randy, and cleaning up her increasingly deranged father’s messes. When the bright, beautiful, and cheery Rebecca Saint John arrives on the scene as the new counselor at Moorehead, Eileen is enchanted and proves unable to resist what appears at first to be a miraculously budding friendship. In a Hitchcockian twist, her affection for Rebecca ultimately pulls her into complicity in a crime that surpasses her wildest imaginings. Played out against the snowy landscape of coastal New England in the days leading up to Christmas, young Eileen’s story is told from the gimlet-eyed perspective of the now much older narrator. Creepy, mesmerizing, and sublimely funny, in the tradition of Shirley Jackson and early Vladimir Nabokov, this powerful debut novel enthralls and shocks, and introduces one of the most original new voices in contemporary literature.

McGlue

McGlue Book
Author : Ottessa Moshfegh
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2017-04-20
ISBN : 9781784706623
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download McGlue book written by Ottessa Moshfegh, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Eileen

Eileen Book
Author : Ottessa Moshfegh
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2016-03-03
ISBN : 1473522668
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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*SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016* *SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA NEW BLOOD DAGGER AWARD 2016* Trapped between caring for her alcoholic father and her job as a secretary at the boys’ prison, Eileen Dunlop dreams of escaping to the big city. In the meantime, her nights and weekends are filled with shoplifting and cleaning up her increasingly deranged father's messes. When the beautiful, charismatic Rebecca Saint John arrives on the scene as the new counsellor at the prison, Eileen is enchanted, unable to resist what appears to be a miraculously budding friendship. But soon, Eileen’s affection for Rebecca pull her into a crime that far surpasses even her own wild imagination. ‘Fully lives up to the hype. A taut psychological thriller, rippled with comedy as black as a raven's wing, Eileen is effortlessly stylish and compelling’ The Times

Retro 4 Selections from Joyland Magazine

Retro 4  Selections from Joyland Magazine Book
Author : Brian Joseph Davis,Sarah Gerard,Ottessa Moshfegh,Mimi Lipson,Sarah Dohrmann,Adam Sol,Heather Sappenfield,Katie Chase,Rachel Khong,Sam Shelstad,Tobias Carroll
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2014-06-01
ISBN : 1312240962
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Retro 4 is the latest collection of the best, the funniest, the strangest, and the most affecting stories from the award winning literary magazine, Joyland.

Wet Paint

Wet Paint Book
Author : Chloë Ashby
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2022-04-14
ISBN : 139870301X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Since the death of her best friend Grace, twenty-six-year-old Eve has learned to keep everything and everyone at arm's length. Safe in her detachment, she scrapes along waiting tables and cleaning her flat in exchange for cheap rent, finding solace in her small routines. But when a chance encounter at work brings her past thundering into her present, Eve becomes consumed by painful memories of Grace. And soon her precariously maintained life begins to unravel: she loses her job, gets thrown out of her flat, and risks pushing away the one decent man who cares about her. Taking up life-modelling to pay the bills, Eve lays bare her body but keeps hidden the mounting chaos inside her head. When her self-destructive urges spiral out of control, she's forced to confront the traumatic event that changed the course of her life, and to finally face her grief and guilt. Perfect for fans of Sally Rooney's Conversations with Friends, Raven Leilani's Luster, and Ottessa Moshfegh's My Year of Rest and Relaxation.

Noon

Noon Book
Author : Christine Schütt,Rick Whitaker,Ottessa Moshfegh,Jibade Khalil-Huffman,Richard Dokey,Geoff Bouvier,Kim Chinquee
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780967621135
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Noon book written by Christine Schütt,Rick Whitaker,Ottessa Moshfegh,Jibade Khalil-Huffman,Richard Dokey,Geoff Bouvier,Kim Chinquee, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Eileen

Eileen Book
Author : Ottessa Moshfegh
Publisher : Platinum Spotlight Series
Release : 2015-10-01
ISBN : 9781628997163
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"So here we are. My name was Eileen Dunlop. Now you know me. I was twenty-four years old then, and had a job that paid fifty-seven dollars a week as a kind of secretary at a private juvenile correctional facility for teenage boys. I think of it now as what it really was for all intents and purposes a prison for boys. I will call it Moorehead. Delvin Moorehead was a terrible landlord I had years later, and so to use his name for such a place feels appropriate. In a week, I would run away from home and never go back.""

Buzz Books 2018 Spring Summer

Buzz Books 2018  Spring Summer Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Publishers Lunch
Release : 2018-01-08
ISBN : 0999137344
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Our biannual Buzz Books captures all the excitement of the American Booksellers Association’s Winter Institute and takes it much further. Start off a year of new reading discoveries with substantial excerpts from 40 talked about Buzz Books due to be published in the months ahead. Be among the first to get a taste of new fiction from major bestselling authors including Allison Pearson’s follow up to I Don’t Know How She Does It and beloved romance writer Kristan Higgins’ work of general fiction, Good Luck with That. Samples from award-winning literary authors include Chris Offutt, with his first novel in 20 years, Country Dark; Ottessa Moshfegh with My Year of Rest and Relaxation; bestselling nonfiction author Sheila Heti’s Motherhood, and Peter Swanson’s thriller All the Beautiful Lies. The new Buzz Books shines a light on 11 promising debuts. Bestselling nonfiction author Aimee Molloy’s forthcoming novel The Perfect Mother already has been optioned for film by Kerry Washington. Accomplished comic book writer Charles Soule writes a novel that is part comedy, part thriller, The Oracle Year. Other featured debut authors include Luke Allnutt, Alice Feeney, Jane Rosenberg LaForge, and Zoje Stage. Our fascinating nonfiction section is filled with memoir this time around. In The Fox Hunt, Mohammed Al Samawi describes fighting in the Yemeni Civil War before fleeing to the United States while Tessa Fontaine’s The Electric Woman is about running away to join the circus. Regular readers know that each Buzz Books collection is filled with early looks at titles that will go on to top the bestseller lists and critics' "best of the year" lists. And our comprehensive seasonal preview starts the book off with a curated overview of hundreds of notable books on the way later this year. For still more great previews, check out our separate Buzz Books 2018: Young Adult Spring/Summer as well. For complete download links, lists and more, just visit buzz.publishersmarketplace.com.

Hench

Hench Book
Author : Natalie Zina Walschots
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2020-09-22
ISBN : 0062978594
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“This book is fast, furious, compelling, and angry as hell." -- Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author The Boys meets My Year of Rest and Relaxation in this smart, imaginative, and evocative novel of love, betrayal, revenge, and redemption, told with razor-sharp wit and affection, in which a young woman discovers the greatest superpower—for good or ill—is a properly executed spreadsheet. Anna does boring things for terrible people because even criminals need office help and she needs a job. Working for a monster lurking beneath the surface of the world isn’t glamorous. But is it really worse than working for an oil conglomerate or an insurance company? In this economy? As a temp, she’s just a cog in the machine. But when she finally gets a promising assignment, everything goes very wrong, and an encounter with the so-called “hero” leaves her badly injured. And, to her horror, compared to the other bodies strewn about, she’s the lucky one. So, of course, then she gets laid off. With no money and no mobility, with only her anger and internet research acumen, she discovers her suffering at the hands of a hero is far from unique. When people start listening to the story that her data tells, she realizes she might not be as powerless as she thinks. Because the key to everything is data: knowing how to collate it, how to manipulate it, and how to weaponize it. By tallying up the human cost these caped forces of nature wreak upon the world, she discovers that the line between good and evil is mostly marketing. And with social media and viral videos, she can control that appearance. It’s not too long before she’s employed once more, this time by one of the worst villains on earth. As she becomes an increasingly valuable lieutenant, she might just save the world. A sharp, witty, modern debut, Hench explores the individual cost of justice through a fascinating mix of Millennial office politics, heroism measured through data science, body horror, and a profound misunderstanding of quantum mechanics.

Happy Hour

Happy Hour Book
Author : Marlowe Granados
Publisher : Flying Books
Release : 2020-09-08
ISBN : 1989919014
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“Marlowe Granados's Happy Hour is as refreshing as a gin fizz. It is a wild careening joyride through a hot sultry summer in New York in 2013, and it evokes that time with such sparkling specificity that you can feel the heat coming off the pavement. If you are looking for romance, ambition, glamour, and a story about what it means to be young and striving in the city, this is your song of the summer.” –Rachel Syme, New Yorker staff writer “A wild ride with a brilliantly cocky young protagonist who’s got the world wrapped around her finger. So propulsive you'll feel like you've been hypnotized.” –Zoe Whittall, author of The Best Kind of People “A dreamy account of one heady summer, Marlowe Granados’s debut is a dispatch from another land; not only New York City, but youth itself. Happy Hour is aptly titled—it’s an intoxicating little book, at once heartbreaking and joyful.” –Rumaan Alam, author of Rich and Pretty and That Kind of Mother “Happy Hour feels like a breathless whisper at six in the morning when it’s too hot to sleep. Marlowe Granados is a fresh, exciting new voice in fiction, and Happy Hour is a spellbinding début.” –Amy Jones, author of We’re All in This Together and Every Little Piece of Me “Happy Hour is filled with charm, memorable insight, and witty aperçus. They add up to the realization that life, while unfair, is antic enough to be worth all the trouble.” –A. S. Hamrah, author of The Earth Dies Streaming With the verve and bite of My Year of Rest and Relaxation and the whip-smart, wisecracking sensibility of a golden-age Hollywood heroine, Marlowe Granados’s stunning début brilliantly captures a summer of striving in New York City. Refreshing and wry in equal measure, Happy Hour is an intoxicating novel of youth well spent. Isa Epley is all of twenty-one years old and already wise enough to understand that the purpose of life is the pursuit of pleasure. She arrives in New York City for a summer of adventure with her best friend, one newly blond Gala Novak. They have little money, but that’s hardly going to stop them from having a good time. In her diary, Isa describes a sweltering summer in the glittering city. By day, the girls sell clothes in a market stall, pinching pennies for their Bed-Stuy sublet and bodega lunches. By night, they weave from Brooklyn to the Upper East Side to the Hamptons among a rotating cast of celebrities, artists, tech entrepreneurs, stuffy intellectuals, and bad-mannered grifters. Money runs ever tighter and the strain tests their friendship as they try to convert their social capital into something more lasting than precarious gigs as au pairs, nightclub hostesses, paid audience members, and aspiring foot-fetish models. Through it all, Isa’s bold, beguiling voice captures the precise thrill of cultivating a life of glamour and intrigue as she juggles paying her dues with skipping out on the bill. Happy Hour announces a dazzling new talent in Marlowe Granados, whose exquisite wit recalls Anita Loos’s 1925 classic, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, updated to evoke a recent, golden period of hope and transformation — the summer of 2013. A cri de cœur for party girls and anyone who has ever felt entitled to an adventure of their own, Happy Hour is an effervescent tonic for the ails of contemporary life.

Sad Janet

Sad Janet Book
Author : Lucie Britsch
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2020-06-16
ISBN : 1409198677
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'Hilarious, wicked, wise and tender' (Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney) - a whip-smart black comedy for fans of The New Me and My Year of Rest and Relaxation Named one of the Best Books of the Summer by LitHub, The Millions, Refinery29, and Hey Alma. *** Meet Janet. Janet is sad. Not about her life, about the world. Have you seen it? That's why she works at a dog shelter in the woods, where she can wear a giant coat and avoid human contact. The thing is, she's not out to make anyone else sad. She's not turning up to weddings shouting that most marriages end in divorce. She can still be (kind of) normal when she wants to, she just doesn't want to, most of the time. Nevertheless, when her her doctor offers her a new pill that promises one day off from being sad, even Janet is curious. But experimenting with happiness turns out to have unexpected side-effects for all involved... Hilarious, provocative and profound, Sad Janet is the antidote for our happiness-obsessed times. 'A tragicomic riot of a book - charging, foul-mouthed and tender, across the modern condition' Claudia Dey, author of Heartbreaker 'Try reading Sad Janet ... It might just make you happy' Marcy Demansky, author of Very Nice 'A biting, pitch-perfect novel about one woman's desire to stay true to herself in a world that rewards facile happiness ... a dazzling debut' Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney 'The narrative voice of Janet in Britsch's debut novel is a skin-tingling combination of new and necessary' Booklist starred review

True Love

True Love Book
Author : Sarah Gerard
Publisher : Harper
Release : 2020-07-07
ISBN : 9780062937438
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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One of today's most provocative literary writers--the author of the acclaimed Sunshine State and Los Angeles Times First Fiction Award finalist Binary Star--captures the complicated and confused state of modern romance and the egos that inflate it in a dark comedy about love addiction, toxic masculinity, and a woman's search for acceptance, identity, and financial security in the rise of Trump. Nina is a struggling writer, an addict, a cheater, and a liar. After dropping out of college to go to rehab, she wants more than anything to leave her past behind, start her life over, and find love. From the burned-out suburbs of Florida to the anonymous squalor of New York City, she eats through an incestuous cast of characters in search of it: her mother, a polyamorous lesbian; Odessa, a single parent with even worse taste in men than Nina; Seth, an artist whose latest show is comprised of three Tupperware containers full of trash; Brian, a sleazy editor whose stories never quite add up; Daniel, a newly sober indie rocker whose tour is over before it starts; and Aaron, an aspiring filmmaker with whom Nina begins to write her magnum opus. Nina's quest for fulfillment is at once darkly comedic, acerbically acute, and painfully human--a scathing critique of contemporary society, and a tender examination of our anguished yearning for connection in a world where we're fundamentally alone.

Annual Report of the Nebraska State Board of Agriculture for the Year

Annual Report of the Nebraska State Board of Agriculture for the Year Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1938
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Body in Theory

The Body in Theory Book
Author : Becky R. McLaughlin,Eric Daffron
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2021-04-29
ISBN : 9781476678559
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The body has always had the potential to unsettle us with its strange exigencies and suppurations, its demands and desires, and thus throughout the ages, it has continued to be a subject of interest and obsession. This collection of twelve peer-reviewed essays on Jacques Lacan and Michel Foucault interrogates the body in all of its beauty...and with all of its blights and blemishes. Written by a diverse body of scholars--art historians, cultural theorists, English professors, philosophers, psychoanalysts, and sociologists from North America and Europe--these essays bring into conversation two intellectual giants frequently seen as antagonists, and thus rarely seen together. Topics covered include: the intersections of Foucault and Lacan and how they bring to light new thoughts on the senses, the self-destructive body, ableism and disability in Guillermo del Toro's film The Shape of Water, body image and the ego, selfie-culture, and metamorphosis in Ottessa Moshfegh's novel My Year of Rest and Relaxation, among others.