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The Flounder - Gunter Grass
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Gunter Grass:
The Flounder - Paperback

2003, ISBN: 9780140049206

Hardcover, ID: 46263183

Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.: Crossroad Pub Co, 1994. a solid copy; inked price inside front cover; ---------- SATISFACTION GUARANTEED --------- FAST, COURTEOUS SERVICE ------ ALL DUSTJACKETS ARE COVERED WITH NEW CLEAR MYLAR PROTECTOR -----. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine Hardback/Near Fine Dustjacket. 6 x 9"., Crossroad Pub Co, 1994, 375 pp. "At the turn of the 19th century in England, a young, beautiful Mary Ann Bulkeley gives birth to a redheaded baby girl of uncertain paternity. Before the sensitive tomboy turns ten, the family determines she should be raised and schooled as a boy. So begins The Doctor, a provocative, illuminating novel based on a true story about a brilliant female physician who is compelled to live as a man under the name James Miranda Barry. Patricia Duncker, the author of Hallucinating Foucault, traces Barry's incredible life over the course of five decades and across three continents, from his cross-dressing child genius days to medical school in Edinburgh, Scotland; from his glorious career as a military surgeon to his adventures as a celebrated duelist and social figure known throughout the world. During his travels around the Empire, Barry challenged the antiquated medical beliefs of the time, fought off outbreaks of cholera and yellow fever, and dueled reluctantly over a young woman's honor. The Doctor tells Barry's story for the first time, and it is filled with an extraordinary and vivid collection of characters. There's the Venezuelan revolutionary general with an enormous moustache and a poetry addiction. The shabbily eccentric English aristocrat and his serpent look-alike sister. And then there's Alice Jones, the ruthless and gorgeous kitchenmaid--all legs, black curls and ambition--who is the object of Barry's enduring affection. Barry's accomplishments were many, as were the secrets he guarded. When his mysterious origins are finally revealed, we witness The Doctor's intriguing, anguished finale. This richly inventive and entertaining tale of dark family secrets, adultery, and colonial history is a transforming contemplation on the substance of gender, the power of will, and an unforgettable portrait of a brilliant mind. Patricia Duncker was born in the West Indies and educated at Oxford and Cambridge. Her novel, Hallucinating Foucault, won Britain's 1996 McKitterick Prize for best first novel. She teaches writing, literature, and feminist theory at the University of Wales, and lives in Wales and France."Keywords: FICTION HISTORICAL NOVEL 2nd printing. Includes original jacket. The Ecco Press, 1999. Very Good/Very Good., The Ecco Press, 1999, U.S.A: Harper Touch, 2000. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. U.S.A: Harper Touch, 2000. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. U.S.A: Harper Touch, 2000. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. The heroine of Marge Piercy's Three Women is something of a feminist trailblazer: the first woman to teach constitutional law at her big-city university. At five feet three inches, however, Suzanne Blume feels "too small for her role in the world." To compensate, this pint-sized divorcee has transformed herself into a human dynamo, obsessively slicing and dicing the time she devotes to her mother, her two daughters, her students, and her e-mail boyfriend. Yet this rigorously arranged world is turned upside down when her problematic older daughter moves in, followed by her stubborn, ailing mother. Suzanne's addiction to the clock infuriates her offspring--indeed, Elena has deliberately "chosen to go to the other extreme, exalting spontaneity." And her mother, Beverly, remains a fiery, left-wing activist to the end, spurning such bourgeois amenities as the datebook. It's the ultimate challenge, then, for these three women to peacefully cohabit. What's worse, they're beset by a series of calamities, some shocking, some mundane. Yet this high-tension ménage à trois ultimately learns the value of mutual support and familial love. And along the way, Piercy plunges right into the deepest, most elemental stuff of life: sex, betrayal, aging, illness, and death. She's both brave and compassionate in her exploration of the volatile ground between mothers and daughters--but no less brave than the characters she has created. By the time you finish reading Piercy's 15th novel, you'll find it difficult to leave the Blumes to their own, unmistakably feminine devices. --Laura Mirsky--This text refers to the Hardcover edition. Product Description: There is a place where your worst fears meet fresh opportunities...and new chances to know love. Suzanne Blume has known success and disappointment in equal measure. A respected lawyer who survived two marriages and put two children through college, she now faces the disquieting prospect of her wayward older daughter moving back home. But more troubling still is the news that is delivered to her at court: Her mother, a woman of legendary independence who has never truly accepted her daughter or approved of her choices, has been felled by age and illness. And, for the first time in her life, she needs Suzanne's help. Intertwining the loves of three generations of contemporary women, master storyteller Marge Piercy brings her exceptional talents to bear on some of the most pressing questions we face today: How do we choose between our own needs and those of the people we love? And how do we overcome our deep resentments and learn to become a family again after years of carving out independent lives? 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. <br/><br/> <br/><br/>, Harper Touch, 2000, New York U. S. A.: Penguin. As New 2003. Softcover. Marfree, superclean prtg; no names, not marked-in, underscored, clearance or discard. Mails from NYC usually within 12 hours. ; 8 x 5.1 x 0.8 inches; 400 pages; \nOnline Rev: The first novel by Ms. Magazine cofounder and nonfiction writer Letty Cottin Pogrebin (Deborah, Golda, and Me) , Three Daughters is a story of estrangement and reconciliation. Fifty-year-old Shoshanna Safer leaves her beloved planner on the roof of her car and, retracing her steps, finds only a few pages fluttering across the Henry Hudson Parkway. "The curator of her commitments"--holder of gift lists, addresses, phone numbers, appointments, credit cards, and receipts--this planner was the lynchpin of her social and professional lives. Taking its loss as symbolic, Shoshanna turns her organizational fervor to a goal that needs no date book: the reuniting of her father Samuel, a rabbi, with his eldest daughter Leah, a radical feminist with a bristly demeanor, a Mensa-level intellect, and a fondness for the F word. Similarly, she wants to heal the breach between Leah and Rachel, the suburban sister, whose adolescent sportiness gave way to an unfashionable devotion to religion and homemaking. Pogrebin has a playful way with words, and even when she lingers too lovingly on her characters' quirks, burbling on for a few extra pages here and there, the reader isn't likely to complain. Three Daughters is an auspicious fictional debut and a great gift for sisters. --Regina Marler An Unbelievably SMART and LIVELY book, April 25, 2003 \nBy "readernyc" (New York City, NY USA) - \nI rarely finish a novel and then re-open to the beginning as I did with Three Daughters. Though I've read Pogrebin's non-fiction, and found them extremely memorable, this first novel of hers is entirely different. \nI couldn't believe the brilliance that ran through the entire book. Nor do I understand how anyone can say that these characters were stilted, or were told but not shown. Absolutely untrue, at least for me, each one leapt to life, as did many of the issues Leah, Shoshanna and Rachel brought with them. Each woman, or daughter was absolutely three dimensional, vivid and unique. I dearly hope one doesn't have to be Jewish and/or a New Yorker to get the depth of the mind that created this work of art. \n\nI found all the discussions of Judaic law, of Israel, of discord in a family so nuanced and was mesmerized by the tone of the entire book, which reminded me of Saul Bellow's mind, minus his self-indulgence. This book shines with a brilliance that is, as someone said below, breathtaking. How Pogrebin can make a middle aged woman racing across a busy street to save her rolodex exciting, I can't say, because I can't do it. But this first novel was dramatic, flowing and exciting from cover to cover. "Three Daughters" was for me a rare find. Alas, I am Jewish and a sometime New Yorker, so maybe it's an acquired taste. I surely hope not. Great writing speaks universal truths, and I was simply blown away by this novel, as few others do effect me. I highly recommend all readers to give this book a careful read-through. It's more than 5 stars, and as a first novel, if not a first book, kudos to the author for a wonderful, earth-shattering read. Thank you, Ms. Pogrebin! ., Penguin, 2003, New York, New York, USA: Simon & Schuster Trade, 1995. CC5 - A first edition advance reading copy (ARC)/uncorrected proof book in very good- condition with no dust jacket as issued (trade paperback). An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in yellow wraps with minor overall shelf wear plus some very light soiling on the front and back covers plus there is some very light creasing on the front cover at the bottom right corner plus there is a very, very light bump on the front bottom left corner. An examination of women's issues through the exsamination of the lives of three gifted women who have had all the advantages and are freed from many of life's financial and practical worries. It shows the conflicts in women's lives that lie at the heart of women's issues in the real world, outside of academic and feminist analysis. 281p.. Trade Paperback. Very Good-/No Dust Jacket. 5.5"x8.5". Advance Reading Copy (ARC)., Simon & Schuster Trade, 1995, Penguin, 1979 . Paperback. Good. Gunter Grass, says The Times, 'is on his own as an artist'. And indeed this extraordinary provoking and joyously Rabelaisian celebration of life, food and sex is unique. Lifted from their ancient fairytale, the fisherman and his wife are still living today. During the months of Ilsebill's pregnancy the fisherman tells her of his adventures through time with the Flounder, whose magic powers have been responsible for male predominance. What has happened to him, to the cooks of each age and to the Flounder, eventually faced with the anger of a feminist tribunal, constitutes a complete reworking of social, political and gastronomic history. The Flounder is a rich and many-layered novel, redolent with good food, laced with poetry and spiced with wit and humour. Enormously enjoyable it is 'the novel of a man at the height of remarkable powers'. 'Imaginative, witty …he is a man of extraordinary talents' - Spectator. For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Good., Penguin, 1979

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1990, ISBN: 9780140049206

ID: 86525675

Pelican, 1968 . Paperback. Good. GLOWING RED APRIL SALE! 30% OFF! Dick Wilson gives here a well-documented analysis of social and economic developments in China since Mao Tse-tung came to power in 1949, concluding with predictions for China's relations with other countries. He suggests that this is perhaps the most difficult time for China's relations with the rest of the world, and that her isolationism and present actions betray the painfulness of old wounds, and a sense of insecurity in her newly reasserted independence. Until now Western policy has fed the pain and insecurity rather than sought to overcome them. The understanding of China's history and traditions which illuminate this account is the very sort which is necessary for future international dealings. For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the bucolic paradise of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper and I get to work harder for less money! Condition :: Good. An acceptable reading copy with clear signs of previous ownership and shelf wear., Pelican, 1968, Penguin Putnam, 1990 . Paperback. Good. GLOWING RED APRIL SALE! 30% OFF! | B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 607pp. Index. | Illustrated with black and white photographs. For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the bucolic paradise of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper and I get to work harder for less money! Condition :: Good. An adequate reading copy only. Light reading creases to the spine. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps. Pages lightly age-tanned., Penguin Putnam, 1990, Triad Grafton, 1985 . Paperback. Good. GLOWING RED APRIL SALE! 30% OFF! | A Format (7" x 4½"). 268pp. Bibliography. | First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs. For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the bucolic paradise of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper and I get to work harder for less money! Condition :: Good. An adequate reading copy only. Notably rubbed at the outside edges of the cover and spine. Pages lightly age-tanned., Triad Grafton, 1985, Penguin, 1979 . Paperback. Good. GLOWING RED APRIL SALE! 30% OFF! Gunter Grass, says The Times, 'is on his own as an artist'. And indeed this extraordinary provoking and joyously Rabelaisian celebration of life, food and sex is unique. Lifted from their ancient fairytale, the fisherman and his wife are still living today. During the months of Ilsebill's pregnancy the fisherman tells her of his adventures through time with the Flounder, whose magic powers have been responsible for male predominance. What has happened to him, to the cooks of each age and to the Flounder, eventually faced with the anger of a feminist tribunal, constitutes a complete reworking of social, political and gastronomic history. The Flounder is a rich and many-layered novel, redolent with good food, laced with poetry and spiced with wit and humour. Enormously enjoyable it is 'the novel of a man at the height of remarkable powers'. 'Imaginative, witty …he is a man of extraordinary talents' - Spectator. For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the bucolic paradise of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper and I get to work harder for less money! Condition :: Good., Penguin, 1979

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It all begins in the Stone Age, when a talking fish is caught by a fisherman at the very spot where millennia later Grass's home town, Danzig, will arise. Like the fish, the fisherman is immortal, and down through the ages they move together. As Grass blends his ingredients into a powerful brew, he shows himself at the peak of his linguistic inventiveness. Translated by Ralph Manheim. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book fiction,foreign language fiction,literary,literature and fiction Literature & Fiction, Penguin Putnam~trade

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Penguin Books Ltd, 1980. New edition. Paperback. Used; Acceptable. Sent from the UK within 24 hours. EXPEDITED UK DELIVERY AVAILABLE. Bookbarn International Inventory #2385910, Penguin Books Ltd, 1980

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780140049206
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0140049207
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Publishing year: 1980
Publisher: Penguin

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