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  • Gradual Change In Narrative Point Of View
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    ' On what basis does an author choose a title for a novel Is it simply that it must bear some relation to the story It must, surely, be far more than this, and here is where the title "Regeneration" succeeds; it works well on so many different levels. It not only refers to the story, but it also suggests the themes, structure, development and shifting narrative viewpoint of Barker's book. It is this last aspect on which I will principally concentrate because it is a device which is not immediate...
  • Iain Pears Like Stewart
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    Lost in France The Dream of Scipio Iain Pears Jonathan Cape 17.99, pp 392 Golden age crime writers, like bigamists, enjoyed the freedom granted by a double identity. Oxford don J.I.M. Stewart published racy thrillers as Michael Innes; poet C. Day Lewis masqueraded as Nicholas Blake; and 'Edmund Crispin' was in fact the composer Bruce Montgomery. Iain Pears, like Stewart, is a respected academic, the author of a monograph on eighteenth-century collectors, but he's not too proud to publish crime n...
  • People From The U.S. The Bomb
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    Black Rain: Reader Response by Masuji IbuseThe main character in the novel is in some ways like myself. Mr. Shizuma is a person that is intrigued by many things and likes to see what reaction people have from any action. Throughout the novel he feels the need to go to different parts of the city and surrounding communities in order to see the effects of the unknown bomb. Mr. Shizuma was not only interested in what happened to the people of the community but he was also interested in finding out ...
  • Bakha's Mockery In Untouchable
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    Indian lit. in english paper The Untouchable by Mulk Raj Anand Mulk Raj Anand, one of the most highly regarded Indian novelists writing in English, was born in Peshawar in 1905. He was educated at the universities of Lahore, London and Cambridge, and lived in England for many years, finally settling in a village in Western India after the war. His main concern has always been for 'the creatures in the lower depths of Indian society who once were men and women: the rejected, who has no way to art...
  • Several Times In The Diary Anna
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    The Time is Night is a short novel by Liudmila Petrushevskaya. It is one of the few stories that I enjoy reading over and over again. The reason is that each time I re-read it, I perceive it in a slightly different way. The complicity of characters and the style of the novel is what I would like to emphasize most about the novel, as well as the fact that The Time is Night represents an outstanding social awareness of the author. As an introduction, Liudmila Petrushevskaya writes that what reader...
  • Republic Of Gilead And Handmaids
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    This novel is an account of the near future, a dystopia, where pollution and radiation has rendered countless women sterile, and the birthrates of North America are dangerously declining. A puritan theocracy now controls the former United States called the Republic of Gilead and Handmaids are recruited to repopulate the state. This novel contains Atwood's strong sense of social awareness, as seen in the use of satire to comment on different social conditions in the novel. The Handmaid " sTale is...
  • Responsible For The Murder Of Molly's Husband
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    IT'S NOT OVER UNTIL IT'S OVER The intriguing scene I have chosen to describe is from Mary Higgins Clark's novel We " ll Meet Again. The setting of the novel is in Greenwich, Connecticut as well as New York City. The novel tells of Molly, a young wife framed for the murder of her extremely powerful husband, and the difficult times she endured in and out of jail trying to uncover the truth. The real truth starts to appear when interesting facts about Molly's friends are brought into the story, imp...
  • Ricci's Novel Lives Of The Saints
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    Lives of Saints: Christina's Strength In Resisting Society's Demands As you grow older it is inevitable that you will change in many ways. As a matter of fact it is impossible to survive without the ability to adapt to situations and surroundings. This ability is acquired as you age, learn and experience life. It is a part of growing up and society demands that you adapt and conform to their mores and customs. It is always difficult to veer from the path of uniformity which society leads. Many t...
  • Free Of Uni's Grip And Chip Heads
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    This Perfect Day is probably Ira Levin's greatest work of his career. Levin's work, despite being written in 1970, is very plausible having realistic technology, such as scanners and computers which watch over the entire family, the entire population of the world. This novel could be used to show the dangers of a Utopian society as well as being full of anti-Communist and anti-racist sentiment. This Perfect Day also displays the feeling that communist and segregated institutions can be defeated,...
  • Power Of Ice Nine
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    Synopsis:' Cat's Cradle' by Kurt Vonnegut 1963 Abstract. This novel, filled with a variety of bizarre but all-too-human characters, focuses primarily on the ironic legacy of modern science, which, according to Vonnegut, promises mankind progress but only hastens the cataclysmic end of the world. As John, the narrator, researches the background for his book on the atomic bomb, he becomes fascinated by Dr. Felix Hoenikker. Hoenikker is the archetypal scientist, isolated from human contact, dedicat...
  • Marion Bolam And Peter Nagle
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    One of the basic assumptions underlying any detective novel is a sense of social order. The novelist assumes that the reader agrees that killing people is wrong; it does not matter if the victims are exemplary citizens or odious individuals, it is the mere act of snuffing out another's life that is against the social order. In P.D. James' A Mind To Murder, Nurse Marion Bolam's murder of her stuffy and self-righteous cousin Enid illustrates a situation where the nurse and her invalid mother had s...
  • Helen Fielding's First Published Novel
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    Analysis of Helen Fielding " cause Celeb By Linda EskengrenIntroduktion and Aim Cause Celeb was Helen Fielding's first published novel, but most people know her as the author of Bridget Jones's diary. Fielding main character is always a woman, who wants to be strong and self independent and have troubles with her love life. This book tells the story about Rosie Richardson who leaves her fast-track job in London to do good in the refugee camps in Africa. After four years, when the locusts and sta...
  • Character Development In A Novel The Narrator
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    CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT In a novel the narrator is the vehicle, the one telling the story to the reader. Laying out critical information, describing the setting, creating mood and atmosphere, and generating information upon which we create our opinions on characters and events in the novel. These are classically what we associate the narrator with regard to the novel and its progression. The characters that the author describes are the major focus of the novel. Characters change and develop over t...
  • Society In The Novel As Candy's Dog
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    Breaking the Loneliness In John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, loneliness is one of the many underlying themes that is expressed in the novel through many of its characters. Some of the factors of this human isolation are age, sexism and racism. Despite the on-going struggle to prevent its occurrence, loneliness is also a feeling a large number of people experience from day to day in our society. In the novel, Candy is a lonely and disabled, elderly man who feels isolated from the rest of the youn...
  • Lucca's Account
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    The dream of a cigarette packetLuccaJens Christian Grondahltrans Anne Born 378 pp, Canongate The one moment of high drama in Grondahl's otherwise scrupulously restrained novel occurs on the first page: a beautiful young actress, Lucca Mon tale, is seriously injured in a motorway collision, and loses her sight as a result. This traumatic event is the starting point for an account of everything which led up to it: an emotional history, which sets out to show the interconnectedness, as well as the ...
  • Lacey And A Killer
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    Mary Higgins Clark has delivered to readers the fifteenth of her bestselling suspenders. In the starring role this time is Lacey Farrell, a big-wheel real estate agent. Lacey sells luxury condos in New York City and becomes friends with one of her clients, Isabelle Land. Their conversations are centered around Isabelle's daughter, who died a couple of years ago in a car crash; however, the mother is terribly disturbed because she does not believe that it was an accident. She is convinced that th...
  • Soundtrack To Every Cooper Novel
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    Laughing all the way to the bonkPandoraJilly Cooper Bantam Press 17.99, pp 558 It would be fruitless to summarise the plot of Pandora, Jilly Cooper's new novel, for the book is too long and the story too silly. It is, however, possible to offer a paradigm plot for all of Cooper's novels which fits Pandora snugly. It goes something like this: driven by desire, The Archetypal Shit (who has 'manganese-blue eyes') couples with The Beautiful Young Thing (who has 'eyes like huge green traffic lights')...
  • Pecola Breedlove And Her Family
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    "Thrown, in this way, into the binding conviction that only a miracle could relieve her, she would never know her beauty. She would see only what there was to see: the eyes of other people. ' (Morrison p. 46) The novel, The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, is a testament to the individuals who have suffered the generational effects of unprettisms. The Breedlove's are the main characters of the novel; a family, which has been nurtured with servings of unprettisms throughout their individual and colle...

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