Dept of Speculation

An unflinching portrait of marriage by the award-winning author of Last Things features a heroine simply referred to as "the Wife," who transitions from an idealistic woman who once exchanged love letters with her husband and who confronts ...

Author: Jenny Offill

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 9780385350815

Category: Fiction

Page: 179

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An unflinching portrait of marriage by the award-winning author of Last Things features a heroine simply referred to as "the Wife," who transitions from an idealistic woman who once exchanged love letters with her husband and who confronts an array of universal difficulties.

Subjects Barbarian Monstrous and Wild

Dept. of Speculation, The Blazing World and I Love Dick each manifest a specific interest in the clash between the category of the female and that of the artist, and the possibilities and limitations this clash harbors.

Author: Maria Boletsi

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004352015

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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In a contemporary political climate where barbarians, monsters, and savages have become ubiquitous figures of otherness, Subjects Barbarian, Monstrous, and Wild gathers essays which explore both the oppressive, dispossessing functions and subversive potentials of these figures in and through art and literature.

Collage in Twenty First Century Literature in English

Maggie Nelson's Bluets and Jenny Offill's Dept. of Speculation This chapter will address the relationship between collage and personal crisis in Maggie Nelson's Bluets (2009) and Jenny Offill's Dept. of Speculation (2014).1 The two ...

Author: Wojciech Drag

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000760677

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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Collage in Twenty-First-Century Literature in English: Art of Crisis considers the phenomenon of the continued relevance of collage, a form established over a hundred years ago, to contemporary literature. It argues that collage is a perfect artistic vehicle to represent the crisis-ridden reality of the twenty-first-century. Being a mixture of fragmentary incompatible voices, collage embodies the chaos of the media-dominated world. Examining the artistic, sociopolitical and personal crises addressed in contemporary collage literature, the book argues that the 21st Century has brought a revival of collage-like novels and essays.

Step Into Nature

8. Robert Macfarlane, The Wild Places (New York: Penguin, 2008), 140. 9. Ibid, 140. 10. Wallace Baine, “Jenny Offill's new novel 'Dept. of Speculation' takes unusual approach to storytelling,” Santa Cruz Sentinel, February 5, 2014, ...

Author: Patrice Vecchione

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1582705003

Category: Nature

Page: 272

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"The natural world has inspired artists, seekers, and thinkers for millennia, but in recent times, as the pace of life has sped up, its demands have moved us in doors. Yet nature's capacity to lead us to important truths, to invigorate and restore our imagination and equilibrium, is infinite. Step Into Nature is a guide to make nature personal again, to stimulate awareness and increase our understanding of the environment while inspiring readers to develop and strengthen their imaginations. But being in nature doesn't mean flying off to remote, faraway places. Nature is as close as opening your front door--the sky above, the miniature gardens that insist their way up between the sidewalk cracks, the river just down the road. Patrice Vecchione shows readers how nature can support and enhance their own creative output, invigorate their curiosity, and restore their sense of connection to the earth. Plus, included in each chapter is "The Cabinet of Curiosities," exercises and suggestions for practical and unexpected ways that readers can stimulate their imaginations, deepen their relationships with nature, and experience the harmony between creativity and the natural world"--

Weather

From the author of Dept. of Speculation, a dazzling and deadpan new novel about hope and despair, fear and comfort as it plays out in these times of environmental and political turbulence

Author: Jenny Offill

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781783784776

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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From the author of Dept. of Speculation, a dazzling and deadpan new novel about hope and despair, fear and comfort as it plays out in these times of environmental and political turbulence

Weather

"Offill's fragmentary structure evokes an unbearable emotional intensity: something at the core of the story that cannot be narrated directly, by straight chronology, because to do so would be like looking at the sun.

Author: Jenny Offill

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0385351100

Category: FICTION

Page: 207

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER From the beloved author of the nationwide best seller Dept. of Speculation--one of the New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year--a "darkly funny and urgent" (NPR) tour de force about a family, and a nation, in crisis Lizzie Benson slid into her job as a librarian without a traditional degree. But this gives her a vantage point from which to practice her other calling: she is a fake shrink. For years she has tended to her God-haunted mother and her recovering addict brother. They have both stabilized for the moment, but Lizzie has little chance to spend her new free time with husband and son before her old mentor, Sylvia Liller, makes a proposal. Sylvia has become famous for her prescient podcast, Hell and High Water, and wants to hire Lizzie to answer the mail she receives: from left-wingers worried about climate change and right-wingers worried about the decline of western civilization. As Lizzie dives into this polarized world, she begins to wonder what it means to keep tending your own garden once you've seen the flames beyond its walls. When her brother becomes a father and Sylvia a recluse, Lizzie is forced to address the limits of her own experience--but still she tries to save everyone, using everything she's learned about empathy and despair, conscience and collusion, from her years of wandering the library stacks . . . And all the while the voices of the city keep floating in--funny, disturbing, and increasingly mad. "Offill's fragmentary structure evokes an unbearable emotional intensity: something at the core of the story that cannot be narrated directly, by straight chronology, because to do so would be like looking at the sun..." --The New York Times

Department of Agriculture Appropriations for 1960

2. Speculations Title 8 , chapter 55 , section 3 , of USDA Administrative Regulations regarding speculation follows : 2018. GENERAL RESTRICTION ( S ) .- No employee of the Department shall par . ticipate directly or indirectly in any ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Department of Agriculture and Related Agencies Appropriations

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Category: United States

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Department of Agriculture Appropriations for 1954

There is no doubt that speculation in commodity futures , separate and apart from market manipulation , does at times accentuate price movements both upward and downward . Feverish mob buying , followed by price collapse and panic ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations

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Department Bulletin

Dept. of Agriculture. It has often been claimed that the incentive to make money by speculation has been one of the important factors in bringing about the development of many parts of the country , and particularly of the Western ...

Author: United States. Dept. of Agriculture

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Department of the Interior and related agencies appropriations for 1984

Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Dept. of the Interior and Related Agencies. IV . THE FEDERAL COAL LEASING PROGRAM PRINCIPALLY BENEFITS LEASEHOLDERS AND SURFACE OWNERS A. Speculation -- Part of the Coal Leasing Program Many ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Dept. of the Interior and Related Agencies

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Category: United States

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