Book Title : My Year of Meats

my year of meats

Release Date : 1999-03-01
ISBN Code : 1101141786
Book Author : Ruth Ozeki
Book Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 400

Book Summary :

A cross-cultural tale of two women brought together by the intersections of television and industrial agriculture, fertility and motherhood, life and love—the breakout hit by the celebrated author of A Tale for the Time Being Ruth Ozeki’s mesmerizing debut novel has captivated readers and reviewers worldwide. When documentarian Jane Takagi-Little finally lands a job producing a Japanese television show that just happens to be sponsored by an American meat-exporting business, she uncovers some unsavory truths about love, fertility, and a dangerous hormone called DES. Soon she will also cross paths with Akiko Ueno, a beleaguered Japanese housewife struggling to escape her overbearing husband. Hailed by USA Today as “rare and provocative” and awarded the Kirayama Prize for Literature of the Pacific Rim, My Year of Meats is a modern-day take on Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle for fans of Michael Pollan, Margaret Atwood, and Barbara Kingsolver.

Book Title : My Year of Meat

my year of meat

Release Date : 1999
ISBN Code : 0330368451
Book Author : Ruth L. Ozeki
Book Publisher : Pan
Total Pages : 431

Book Summary :

Jane Takagi-Little produces a Japanese television show on all-American meat cooking. Akiko Ueno learns more than just recipes from Jane's programmes. In one parallel year, the lives of two women at opposite ends of the earth are brought together in a novel of meat, TV and personal crisis.

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Release Date : 2017-09-05
ISBN Code : 9785457671638
Book Author : Рут Озеки
Book Publisher : Litres
Total Pages :

Book Summary :

Рут Озеки – американка японского происхождения, специалист по классической японской литературе, флористка, увлеченная театром и кинематографом. В 2010 году она была удостоена сана буддийского священника. Озеки ведет активную общественную деятельность в университетских кампусах и живет между Бруклином и Кортес-Айлендом в Британской Колумбии, где она пишет, вяжет носки и выращивает уток вместе со своим мужем Оливером.«Моя рыба будет жить» – это роман, полный тонкой иронии, глубокого понимания отношений между автором, читателем и персонажами, реальностью и фантазией, квантовой физикой, историей и мифом. Это увлекательная, зачаровывающая история о человечности и поисках дома.

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Release Date : 2017-09-05
ISBN Code : 9785457233362
Book Author : Янн Мартел
Book Publisher : Litres
Total Pages : 734

Book Summary :

«Жизнь Пи» произвела настоящий культурный взрыв в мировой интеллектуальной среде. Фантастическое путешествие юноши и бенгальского тигра, описанное в романе, перекликается с повестью «Старик и море», с магическим реализмом Маркеса и с абсурдностью Беккета. Книга стала не только бестселлером, но и символом литературы нового века, флагом новой культуры.

Book Title : All Over Creation

all over creation

Release Date : 2004-03-30
ISBN Code : 1440650047
Book Author : Ruth Ozeki
Book Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 432

Book Summary :

A warm and witty saga about agribusiness, environmental activism, and community—from the celebrated author of My Year of Meats and A Tale for the Time Being Yumi Fuller hasn’t set foot in her hometown of Liberty Falls, Idaho—heart of the potato-farming industry—since she ran away at age fifteen. Twenty-five years later, the prodigal daughter returns to confront her dying parents, her best friend, and her conflicted past, and finds herself caught up in an altogether new drama. The post-millennial farming community has been invaded by Agribusiness forces at war with a posse of activists, the Seeds of Resistance, who travel the country in a camping car, “The Spudnick,” biofueled by pilfered McDonald’s french-fry oil. Following her widely hailed, award-winning debut novel, My Year of Meats, Ruth Ozeki returns here to deliver a quirky cast of characters and a wickedly humorous appreciation of the foibles of corporate life, globalization, political resistance, youth culture, and aging baby boomers. All Over Creation tells a celebratory tale of the beauty of seeds, roots, and growth—and the capacity for renewal that resides within us all.

Book Title : Filthy Fictions

filthy fictions

Release Date : 2004-01-01
ISBN Code : 0759104565
Book Author : Monica Chiu
Book Publisher : Rowman Altamira
Total Pages : 196

Book Summary :

Filthy Fictions addresses Asian American literature by women to explore and explode the sedimented and solidified meanings we have created about 'Asian American' and 'dirt' through dialogues that not only cross disciplinary and institutional formations and borders, but also question the very borders and territories upon which these arguments may be founded. Expertly questioning the construction of the ethnic body, the book discusses critical discourses in ethnic and feminist studies around the topic of identity (re)production and transnational representation.

Book Title : A Tale for the Time Being

a tale for the time being

Release Date : 2013-03-12
ISBN Code : 9781101606254
Book Author : Ruth Ozeki
Book Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 432

Book Summary :

A brilliant, unforgettable novel from bestselling author Ruth Ozeki—shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award “A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be.” In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who’s lived more than a century. A diary is Nao’s only solace—and will touch lives in ways she can scarcely imagine. Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox—possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami. As the mystery of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao’s drama and her unknown fate, and forward into her own future. Full of Ozeki’s signature humor and deeply engaged with the relationship between writer and reader, past and present, fact and fiction, quantum physics, history, and myth, A Tale for the Time Being is a brilliantly inventive, beguiling story of our shared humanity and the search for home. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Book Title : Fiction Across Borders

fiction across borders

Release Date : 2009-12-01
ISBN Code : 9780231520614
Book Author : Shameem Black
Book Publisher : Columbia University Press
Total Pages : 332

Book Summary :

Theorists of Orientalism and postcolonialism argue that novelists betray political and cultural anxieties when characterizing "the Other." Shameem Black takes a different stance. Turning a fresh eye toward several key contemporary novelists, she reveals how "border-crossing" fiction represents socially diverse groups without resorting to stereotype, idealization, or other forms of imaginative constraint. Focusing on the work of J. M. Coetzee, Amitav Ghosh, Jeffrey Eugenides, Ruth Ozeki, Charles Johnson, Gish Jen, and Rupa Bajwa, Black introduces an interpretative lens that captures the ways in which these authors envision an ethics of representing social difference. They not only offer sympathetic portrayals of the lives of others but also detail the processes of imagining social difference. Whether depicting the multilingual worlds of South and Southeast Asia, the exportation of American culture abroad, or the racial tension of postapartheid South Africa, these transcultural representations explore social and political hierarchies in constructive ways. Boldly confronting the orthodoxies of recent literary criticism, Fiction Across Borders builds upon such seminal works as Edward Said's Orientalism and offers a provocative new study of the late twentieth-century novel.

Book Title : Global Appetites

global appetites

Release Date : 2013-05-31
ISBN Code : 9781107032828
Book Author : Allison Carruth
Book Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages : 246

Book Summary :

This literary study explores how agribusiness, industrial agriculture and countercultural food movements underpin modern American conceptions of global power.

Book Title : The Face

the face

Release Date : 2016-03-01
ISBN Code : 9781632060525
Book Author : Ruth Ozeki
Book Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 144

Book Summary :

What did your face look like before your parents were born? In The Face: A Time Code, bestselling author and Zen Buddhist priest Ruth Ozeki recounts, in moment-to-moment detail, a profound encounter with memory and the mirror. Ozeki challenges herself to spend three hours gazing into her own reflection, recording her thoughts and noticing every possible detail. Those solitary hours open up a lifetime's worth of meditations on race, aging, family, death, the body, self-doubt and, finally, acceptance. Ozeki paints an intimate and rich portrait of life as told through a face.

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Release Date : 2017-09-05
ISBN Code : 9785457593862
Book Author : Гордон Корман
Book Publisher : Litres
Total Pages : 871

Book Summary :

13-летний Дэн Кэхилл и его старшая сестра Эми думали, что принадлежат к самому могущественному клану в мире. Они думали, что поиски 39 Ключей – источника огромной силы – закончены. Они думали, что они победили. Эми и Дэн еще никогда так не ошибались...Тревожные звонки один за другим поступают со всех концов света. Членов семьи Кэхилл похищает таинственная группа, более известная как Весперы. У Эми и Дэна есть всего лишь пара дней, чтобы выполнить опасное задание... Кто они – эти Весперы? И что им действительно нужно?

Book Title : Maternal Conditions

maternal conditions

Release Date : 2008
ISBN Code : 1433101475
Book Author : Melissa A. Schoeffel
Book Publisher : Peter Lang
Total Pages : 173

Book Summary :

"Maternal Conditions" analyzes the depiction of motherhood in the works of Barbara Kingsolver, Ana Castillo, Louise Erdrich, and Ruth Ozeki. The book examines the politics underlying and engendered by ethnically diverse representations of the maternal, interrogating the dominant cultural understanding of the good mother. This analysis then moves to a study of how the subjective experience of mothers is portrayed in these writings, ending with an exploration of the relationship between motherhood and ethics.

Book Title : 40


Release Date : 2013-07-09
ISBN Code : 9781782112747
Book Author : Various
Book Publisher : Canongate Books
Total Pages : 80

Book Summary :

‘Forty is a fine age, a young, strong powerful, prime-of-life age, a frisky age, a coming-to-maturity age when all things are possible. But beware, it is also an apocalyptic number, a number full of climactic warnings' - Margaret Drabble. 40 is a truly meaningful and fascinating number. For example, the number forty is used in Jewish, Christian, Islamic, and other Middle Eastern traditions to represent a large, approximate number: ‘umpteen’; forty is the number of weeks for an average term of pregnancy; forty is the customary number of hours in a working week; rain fell for ‘forty days and forty nights’ during the Flood; forty is the only number with its letters in alphabetical order; Jesus fasted for forty days and nights . . . Inspired by 40, this collection contains thrilling contributions from some of the most high-profile writers, artists and illustrators of our time and is beautifully illustrated by Tom Gauld. And to celebrate Canongate’s 40th anniversary you can have this fantastic little eBook for free! It’s on us! Enjoy... Featuring Steven Hall, Richard Holloway, Olivia Laing, David Shrigley, Patience Agbabi, Karl Pilkington, Charles M. Schulz, Matt Haig, Margaret Drabble, Dave Brown, Ruth Ozeki, Lemn Sissay, Rebecca Miller, Geoff Dyer, Tao Lin, Patrick Ness, Margaret Atwood, Yann Martel, Ben Brooks, Carol Birch, Simon Garfield, Michel Faber, Oliver Burkeman, Angus Hyland and Marion Deuchars, Tahmima Anam, Claudia Hammond, Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin, Simon Tofield, Philip Pullman, Lily Vanilli, Alasdair Gray, David Eagleman, Stephanie Wolfe Murray and Jamie Byng.

Book Title : Reading Embodied Citizenship

reading embodied citizenship

Release Date : 2011
ISBN Code : 9780813549392
Book Author : Emily Russell
Book Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Total Pages : 253

Book Summary :

Liberal individualism, a foundational concept of American politics, assumes an essentially homogeneous population of independent citizens. When confronted with physical disability and the contradiction of seemingly unruly bodies, however, the public searches for a story that can make sense of the difference. The narrative that ensues makes "abnormality" an important part of the dialogue about what a genuine citizen is, though its role is concealed as an exception to the rule of individuality rather than a defining difference. Reading Embodied Citizenship brings disability to the forefront, illuminating its role in constituting what counts as U.S. citizenship. Drawing from major figures in American literature, including Mark Twain, Flannery O'Connor, Carson McCullers, and David Foster Wallace, as well as introducing texts from the emerging canon of disability studies, Emily Russell demonstrates the place of disability at the core of American ideals. The narratives prompted by the encounter between physical difference and the body politic require a new understanding of embodiment as a necessary conjunction of physical, textual, and social bodies. Russell examines literature to explore and unsettle long-held assumptions about American citizenship.

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Release Date : 2014-07-15
ISBN Code : 9785389067585
Book Author : Зендкер Я.-Ф.
Book Publisher : Азбука-Аттикус
Total Pages :

Book Summary :

Дебютный роман писателя, после первого же издания на родине автора стал национальным бестселлером, а скоро завоевал и международное читательское признание. Отец Джулии Вин — личность поистине загадочная. С одной стороны — он блестящий американский адвокат и добропорядочный семьянин, с другой — человек, прошлое которого окутано тьмой. Ни жене, ни его взрослым детям о нем не известно практически ничего. Поэтому, когда однажды мистер Вин исчезает, полиция и родные понятия не имеют, где его искать. Единственная зацепка — письмо, найденное дочерью через четыре года после исчезновения отца. Это — любовное послание к некой женщине по имени Ми Ми, и живет она далеко, по другую сторону океана. Джулия отправляется в долгое путешествие в неизвестность, где ей предстоит обучиться очень непростому искусству — слышать стук сердца других людей. «Красивая сказка, призванная очаровать читателей по обе стороны Атлантики». Booklist

Book Title : Asian American Literature and the Environment

asian american literature and the environment

Release Date : 2014-10-24
ISBN Code : 9781134676781
Book Author : Lorna Fitzsimmons
Book Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 248

Book Summary :

This book is a ground-breaking transnational study of representations of the environment in Asian American literature. Extending and renewing Asian American studies and ecocriticism by drawing the two fields into deeper dialogue, it brings Asian American writers to the center of ecocritical studies. This collection demonstrates the distinctiveness of Asian American writers’ positions on topics of major concern today: environmental justice, identity and the land, war environments, consumption, urban environments, and the environment and creativity. Represented authors include Amy Tan, Maxine Hong Kingston, Ruth Ozeki, Ha Jin, Fae Myenne Ng, Le Ly Hayslip, Lan Cao, Mitsuye Yamada, Lawson Fusao Inada, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, Milton Murayama, Don Lee, and Hisaye Yamamoto. These writers provide a range of perspectives on the historical, social, psychological, economic, philosophical, and aesthetic responses of Asian Americans to the environment conceived in relation to labor, racism, immigration, domesticity, global capitalism, relocation, pollution, violence, and religion. Contributors apply a diversity of critical frameworks, including critical radical race studies, counter-memory studies, ecofeminism, and geomantic criticism. The book presents a compelling and timely "green" perspective through which to understand key works of Asian American literature and leads the field of ecocriticism into neglected terrain.

Book Title : Asian North American Identities

asian north american identities

Release Date : 2004-04-29
ISBN Code : 0253110912
Book Author : Eleanor Ty
Book Publisher : Indiana University Press
Total Pages : 224

Book Summary :

The nine essays in Asian North American Identities explore how Asian North Americans are no longer caught between worlds of the old and the new, the east and the west, and the south and the north. Moving beyond national and diasporic models of ethnic identity to focus on the individual feelings and experiences of those who are not part of a dominant white majority, the essays collected here draw from a wide range of sources, including novels, art, photography, poetry, cinema, theatre, and popular culture. The book illustrates how Asian North Americans are developing new ways of seeing and thinking about themselves by eluding imposed identities and creating spaces that offer alternative sites from which to speak and imagine. Contributors are Jeanne Yu-Mei Chiu, Patricia Chu, Rocio G. Davis, Donald C. Goellnicht, Karlyn Koh, Josephine Lee, Leilani Nishime, Caroline Rody, Jeffrey J. Santa Ana, Malini Johar Schueller, and Eleanor Ty.

Book Title : Toward the Geopolitical Novel

toward the geopolitical novel

Release Date : 2013-12-17
ISBN Code : 9780231536318
Book Author : Caren Irr
Book Publisher : Columbia University Press
Total Pages : 280

Book Summary :

A survey of more than 125 works illuminate the resurgence of the American political novel in the twenty-first century. Caren Irr follows Junot Díaz, Helon Habila, Aleksandar Hemon, Hari Kunzru, Dinaw Mengestu, Daniyal Mueenuddin, Norman Rush, Gary Shteyngart, and others as they rethink the migration narrative, the Peace Corps thriller, the national allegory, the revolutionary novel, and the expatriate's experience with self-discovery. Taken together, these innovations define a new literary form: the geopolitical novel. More cosmopolitan and socially critical than domestic realism, the genre tests American liberalism and explores how in-migration, out-migration, the nation, revolution, and the traveling subject should be retooled for a new century.

Book Title : New Directions in Ecofeminist Literary Criticism

new directions in ecofeminist literary criticism

Release Date : 2009-03-26
ISBN Code : 9781443809221
Book Author : Andrea Campbell
Book Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages : 156

Book Summary :

As ecofeminism continues to gain attention from multiple academic discourses, the field of literary criticism has been especially affected by this philosophy/social movement. Scholars using ecofeminist literary criticism are making new and important arguments concerning literature across the spectrum and issues of environment, race, class, gender, sexuality, and other forms of oppression. The essays in New Directions in Ecofeminist Literary Criticism highlight the intersections of these oppressions through the works of different authors including Barbara Kingsolver, Ruth Ozeki, Linda Hogan and Flora Nwapa, and demonstrate the expansion of ecofeminist literary criticism to a more global scale as well as important connections with the field of environmental justice. This collection offers fresh insight and expands the important discussion surrounding the field of ecofeminism and literature.

Book Title : O Mandingo

o mandingo

Release Date : 2006
ISBN Code : 9781770091870
Book Author : Eric Miyeni
Book Publisher : Jacana Media
Total Pages : 276

Book Summary :

Based on the controversial but popular e-zine, this collection of opinion pieces and essays analyzes current topics facing postapartheid South Africa; including black economic empowerment, affirmative action, race, poverty, and affluence, while also touching on such lighter topics as sports, movies, love, and friendship. Black pride, strength, unity, and prosperity are central themes in these articles, creating a unique picture of the current South African black consciousness movement.