Oblivion Stories

Oblivion  Stories Author David Foster Wallace
ISBN-10 9781405521000
Release 2012-06-28
Pages 336
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A visionary, a craftsman, a comedian ... He can do anything with a piece of prose, and it is a humbling experience to see him go to work on what has passed up till now as 'modern fiction'. He's so modern he's in a different time-space continuum from the rest of us. Goddamn him' ZADIE SMITH A recognised master of form and a brilliant recorder of human behaviour, David Foster Wallace has been hailed as 'the most significant writer of his generation' (TLS). Each new book confirms and extends his genius, and this new short story collection is no exception. In the stories that make up OBLIVION, David Foster Wallace conjoins the rawest, most naked humanity with the infinite convolutions of self-consciousness - a combination that is dazzlingly, uniquely his. 'Wallace's talent is such that you can't help wondering: how good can he get?' TIME OUT

Approaching Oblivion

Approaching Oblivion Author Harlan Ellison
ISBN-10 9781497604926
Release 2014-04-01
Pages 204
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Over the course of his legendary career, Harlan Ellison has defied—and sometimes defined—modern fantasy literature, all while refusing to allow any genre to claim him. A Grand Master of the Science Fiction Writers of America, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Writers Association, as well as winner of countless awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, Edgar, and Bram Stoker, Ellison is as unpredictable as he is unique, irrepressible as he is infuriating. Over thirty titles in Ellison’s brilliant catalog are now available in an elegant new package featuring Ellison himself. Genius never felt so combustible. The New York Times called him “relentlessly honest” and then used him as the subject of its famous Sunday Acrostic. People said there was no one like him, then cursed him for preventing easy sleep. But in these stories, Harlan Ellison outdoes himself, rampaging like a mad thing through love (“Cold Friend,” “Kiss of Fire,” “Paulie Charmed the Sleeping Woman”), hate (“Knox,” “Silent in Gehenna”), sex (“Catman,” “Erotophobia”), lost childhood (“One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty”), and into such bizarre subjects as the problems of blue‐skinned, eleven‐armed Yiddish aliens, what it is like to witness the end of the world, and what happens on the day the planet Earth swallows Barbra Streisand. Oh yeah, this one is a doozy!


Oblivion Author Sasha Dawn
Release 2014-05-27
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Lisa McMann's Dead to You meets Kate Ellison's The Butterfly Clues in a psychological thriller full of romance, intrigue, and mystery. One year ago, Callie was found in an abandoned apartment, scrawling words on the wall: "I KILLED HIM. His blood is on my hands. His heart is in my soul. I KILLED HIM." But she remembers nothing of that night or of the previous thirty-six hours. All she knows is that her father, the reverend at the Church of the Holy Promise, is missing, as is Hannah, a young girl from the parish. Their disappearances have to be connected and Callie knows that her father was not a righteous man. Since that fateful night, she's been plagued by graphomania -- an unending and debilitating compulsion to write. The words that flow from Callie's mind and through her pen don't seem to make sense -- until now. As the anniversary of Hannah's vanishing approaches, more words and memories bubble to the surface and a new guy in school...

The Oblivion Room

The Oblivion Room Author Christopher Conlon
ISBN-10 0615758185
Release 2013-06
Pages 242
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Collects six of the author's most nightmarish works, tales in which the horrific can come from anywhere - or from everywhere at once.

Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story

Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story Author D. T. Max
ISBN-10 9781101601112
Release 2012-08-30
Pages 368
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The acclaimed New York Times–bestselling biography and “emotionally detailed portrait of the artist as a young man” (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times) Since his untimely death by suicide at the age of forty-six in 2008, David Foster Wallace has become more than the representative writer of his literary generation—he has become a symbol of sincerity and honesty in an inauthentic age, a figure whose reputation and reach grow by the day. In this compulsively readable biography, D. T. Max charts Wallace’s tormented, anguished, and often triumphant battle to succeed as a novelist as he fights off depression and addiction to emerge with his masterpiece, Infinite Jest. Written with the cooperation of Wallace family members and friends and with access to hundreds of Wallace’s unpublished letters, manuscripts, and journals, this revelatory biography illuminates the unique connections between Wallace’s life and his fiction in a gripping and deeply moving narrative that will transfix readers.

Escape to Oblivion

Escape to Oblivion Author Laurel Gutenberg
ISBN-10 9780595130511
Release 2000-09-20
Pages 108
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Escape to Oblivion is a mixture of haunting poems and mysterious short stories, from the origins of the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter to a story of a dangerous monster in ancient Britain, to the inner thoughts of dying God. Journey with characters such as Astraya, who’s the leader of a mission to Earth, little Melissa, who finds out the truth about her parents, and Gwen, who joins the Martian rebellion for equal rights.


Oblivionlore Author Brandon A. Bowman
ISBN-10 9781456765446
Release 2011-04-19
Pages 48
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If oblivion were an entity, I believe that he/she would take pleasure into reading this book. If you are not imaginative or a dreamer, than this book is not for you. Reality has it's limits, but the brain works beyond the most infinite of galaxies. This book stretches the limit you think your mind has.

Meeting Places of Transformation

Meeting Places of Transformation Author Thomas Borén
ISBN-10 9783838257396
Release 2009-04-01
Pages 296
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What happened to the urban spaces of everyday life when the Soviet Union collapsed? And how may this change be understood? Based on long-term qualitative fieldwork in post-Soviet Russia, this study draws upon time-geographic, social and semiotic theory to formulate a model of how urban space is formed. Mirrored through the case of Ligovo/Uritsk, a high-rise residential district situated on the outskirts of Sankt-Peterburg (St Petersburg), the changing relation between the lifeworlds of people and the system of governance is highlighted with regard to the transformation of Soviet and Russian society over the last decades. The empirical material presented here documents a number of processes within urban identity formation, spatial representations and local politics. The resulting findings add both empirically and theoretically to the knowledge of urban cultural geography in Russia -- a field of research that until recently was closed to Western researchers, and seems currently to be closing again.The book will be of interest to researchers with an interest in social, semiotic and geographic theory as well as to students and researchers of cultural and urban studies, urban life and Russian affairs. The study could be also helpful to professionals working in fields related to post-Soviet urban identity, spatial representations and local politics.

The Master of Speech

The Master of Speech Author Shannon Dorey
ISBN-10 9780987681379
Release 2013-02-11
Pages 227
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The Master of Speech deciphers the ancient mythology of the Dogon, an isolated African tribe who live along a 200 kilometer stretch of escarpment known as the Cliff of Bandiagara in Mali. The Dogon had advanced knowledge of the solar system and told the anthropologists, who studied them in the 1930s and 1940s, about the white dwarf star Sirius B long before modern astronomers had taken a picture of the star in 1970. The Dogon told the anthropologists that they had received their knowledge from amphibious beings known as Nummo, who came to Earth from the stars. After extensive analysis of this mythology, Dorey reveals that these alien beings called Nummo were responsible for human creation through genetic engineering. She further proves that their contact with the Earth resulted in the evolution of most of the world's religions including Christianity and Judaism. The information presented in this book will be disturbing for some individuals. The facts however speak for themselves. This is a must read for anyone wanting to come to terms with the truth about human existence.

Jede Liebesgeschichte ist eine Geistergeschichte

Jede Liebesgeschichte ist eine Geistergeschichte Author Daniel Max
ISBN-10 9783462308419
Release 2014-11-06
Pages 512
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»Wenn Sie Wallaces Werk lieben, müssen Sie dieses Buch lesen, lieben Sie Wallaces Werk nicht, müssen Sie es sogar unbedingt lesen!« Tom Bissell »Fiction’s about what it is to be a fucking human being.« David Foster WallaceMit Unendlicher Spaß wurde David Foster Wallace über Nacht zum Superstar der amerikanischen Literaturszene.2008 nahm sich der begnadete Schriftsteller das Leben.D.T. Max hat sich auf die Suche nach dem einzig wahren David Foster Wallace gemacht, herausgekommen ist dabei ein facettenreiches Porträt über einen Mann voller Widersprüche: Aufgewachsen als Sohn eines Collegeprofessors und einer grammatikfanatischen Englischlehrerin in einer Kleinstadt im Mittleren Westen, war er ein begabter Teenager, Tennis-Nerd und Klassenclown, später dann Überflieger, großer Stilist, die Stimme einer Generation. Es war ein Leben, geprägt von Alkoholismus, Drogenabhängigkeit, Panikattacken und »der üblen Sache«, wie David Foster Wallace seine Depressionen selbst nannte – ein andauernder Tanz am Abgrund.Es ist ein Leben zwischen den Extremen, das D.T. Max auf der Suche nach David Foster Wallace gefunden hat: Mit all seinen Entdeckungen und Dramen, der Verliebtheit, der Liebe, der Langeweile, den Ängsten und Krankheiten, den Glücksfällen und Fehlentscheidungen, den Sehnsüchten – eine Geschichte von den dunkelsten und den hellsten Tagen.Mit Jede Liebesgeschichte ist eine Geistergeschichte legt D.T. Max eine Biographie über David Foster Wallace vor, die sich liest wie ein Roman – ein unverzichtbares Buch!

Star Trek The Next Generation Stargazer Oblivion

Star Trek  The Next Generation  Stargazer  Oblivion Author Michael Jan Friedman
ISBN-10 0743448553
Release 2003-09-01
Pages 288
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In 1893 a time-traveling Jean-Luc Picard encountered a long-lived alien named Guinan, who was posing as a human to learn Earth's customs. During this "first encounter," Picard saved Guinan's life, a favor she would never forget. Five centuries later, Captain Picard, now commander of the Starship Enterprise ™, brought Guinan aboard as the ship's "bartender." The hope was that her wisdom and inner peace would provide a moral grounding for Picard's crew as they experienced the dangers of space. Because he hadn't yet made his trip through time, Picard had no knowledge of his nineteenth-century meeting with Guinan. But he did remember a different first encounter with the mysterious El-Aurian -- a tumultuous adventure in which Picard and Guinan would risk their lives in a maze of interplanetary intrigue, with the future of the known universe at stake. This is the story of that fateful meeting, and of a Guinan very different from the woman we think we know -- a person wracked by pain and longing, shaken to the roots of her soul. A Guinan who yearns for oblivion.

Farmers Mercenaries Genesis of Oblivion Bk 1 Hardback

Farmers   Mercenaries   Genesis of Oblivion Bk 1  Hardback Author Maxwell Alexander Drake
ISBN-10 9780981954837
Release 2009-06-01
Pages 385
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In a sleepy farming stead, a young man, Alant Cor, is found to be one of the few Humans who can manipulate the Essence. Clytus Rillion, the commander of a mercenary troop, embarks on a quest to cure his dying son, Sindian. The beast, known only as Klain, born a slave and now used to entertain the masses in a bloodthirsty sport known as the Games, finds out his true value to those who own him lies with his death. Follow these seemingly unrelated lives as their paths are set on a course that none can hope to survive.

9 11 and the Literature of Terror

9 11 and the Literature of Terror Author Martin Randall
ISBN-10 9780748688890
Release 2014-05-21
Pages 174
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Explores the fiction, poetry, theatre and cinema representing the 9/11 attacks.

Oblivion and Stone

Oblivion and Stone Author Sandra Reyes
ISBN-10 UOM:39015045680876
Release 1998
Pages 273
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Bolivia is a land-locked nation of mountains and high, arid plains, a place one native writer calls the "Land of Silence". From this fundamental base, Bolivian writers express provincial customs and values, decry political oppression, and sound universal themes of isolation and resignation. Editor Sandra Reyes has gathered a panoramic sampling of the work of 23 poets and 18 fiction writers, for a revealing a look at Bolivian consciousness.

True Stories

True Stories Author C.J. Ott
ISBN-10 9781450254588
Release 2010-09-21
Pages 308
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In True Stories: Memories, Musings, Odds and Ends, C.J. Ott tells of the first seven years of his childhood in New York City and the next seven years in the Saugerties area, a hundred miles north of the city. He recounts his experiences as a postulant, novice and scholastic in the Marianist religious order; four years of military service in the U.S. Air Force, and a twenty-five year career as a teacher and principal in Trotwood-Madison City Schools, by Dayton, Ohio. Along the way he recalls the Great Depression, World War II, the Korean and Viet Nam Wars, and the tumultuous '60s. The author is a lifelong student and, by his own admission, addicted to reading. The musings cover a broad range of topics from philosophy, economics, politics and religion, to the good life, the golden years, and death and dying. True Stories looks back over more than seventy-five years of living. It was written for family, friends and progeny, but others will find it a pleasure to read.

Alms for Oblivion

Alms for Oblivion Author Edward Dahlberg
ISBN-10 9780816657384
Release 1967-09-25
Pages 166
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Alms for Oblivion was first published in 1967. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. This volume makes available in book form a collection of seventeen essays by Edward Dahlberg, who has been called one of the great unrecognized writers of our time. Some of the selections have never been published before; others have appeared previously only in magazines of limited circulation. There is a foreword by Sir Herbert Read. The individual essays are on a wide range of subjects: literary, historical, philosophical, personal. The longest is a discussion of Herman Melville's work entitled "Moby-Dick - A Hamitic Dream." The fate of authors at the hands of reviewers is the subject of the essay called "For Sale." In "No Love and No Thanks" the author draws a characterization of our time. He presents a critique of the poet William Carlos Williams in "Word-Sick and Place- Crazy," and a discussion of F. Scott Fitzgerald in "Peopleless Fiction." In "My Friends Stieglitz, Anderson, and Dreiser" he discusses not only Alfred Stieglitz, Sherwood Anderson, and Theodore Dreiser but other personalities as well. He also writes of Sherwood Anderson in "Midwestern Fable." In "Cutpurse Philosopher" the subject is William James. "Florentine Codex" is about the conquistadores. Other essays in the collection are the following: "Randolph Bourne," "Our Vanishing Cooperative Colonies," "Chivers and Poe," "Domestic Manners of Americans," "Robert McAlmon: A Memoir," "The Expatriates: A Memoir," and an essay on Allen Tate.

Lambent Traces

Lambent Traces Author Stanley Corngold
ISBN-10 1400826136
Release 2009-01-10
Pages 288
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On the night of September 22, 1912, Franz Kafka wrote his story "The Judgment," which came out of him "like a regular birth." This act of creation struck him as an unmistakable sign of his literary destiny. Thereafter, the search of many of his characters for the Law, for a home, for artistic fulfillment can be understood as a figure for Kafka's own search to reproduce the ecstasy of a single night. In Lambent Traces: Franz Kafka, the preeminent American critic and translator of Franz Kafka traces the implications of Kafka's literary breakthrough. Kafka's first concern was not his responsibility to his culture but to his fate as literature, which he pursued by exploring "the limits of the human." At the same time, he kept his transcendental longings sober by noting--with incomparable irony--their virtual impossibility. At times Kafka's passion for personal transcendence as a writer entered into a torturous and witty conflict with his desire for another sort of transcendence, one driven by a modern Gnosticism. This struggle prompted him continually to scrutinize different kinds of mediation, such as confessional writing, the dream, the media, the idea of marriage, skepticism, asceticism, and the imitation of death. Lambent Traces: Franz Kafka concludes with a reconstruction and critique of the approaches to Kafka by such major critics as Adorno, Gilman, and Deleuze and Guattari..