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Set against the backdrop of the Deep South, these nine haunting stories explore big themes–authenticity, the relinquishing of childhood, the acceptance of dreams lost–in a way that ultimately affirms the act of living and the value of human relationships. In “Giving Up the Ghost,” a man sits beside a fatal car wreck to share the last moments of a stranger’s life. In “Witnessing,” a young woman befriends her lover’s ailing wife. In “Rapture,” a housewife’s unexpected romantic encounter during a tornado rocks her tidy suburban existence.How do we become who we are? And what makes us love one another? With empathy, wit, and beautiful language, Davis blends the real and the imagined to create a kaleidoscope of the human heart.Praise for Our Former Lives in Art“Davis creates magnificently conflicted characters with low key stylistic panache.” –Publishers Weekly “Davis shares with other southern female short-story writers, such as Flannery O’Connor and Eudora Welty, a sense of relish of the absurdity running through the human condition.” –Booklist (starred review) “A work of deep emotional resonance and acute psychological power”–Holiday Reinhorn, author of Big Cats “Jennifer Davis’s stories have a wry sensibility in them, and compassion, a sweet perversity, and a sense of wonder about just being alive. Her tales mark the craziness and sadness of adolescence as it collides inevitably with failed wishes, loss, and sexual desire.” –Lynne Tillman, author of American Genius, A Comedy”Unusually insightful and gorgeously written, these powerful stories reveal how sometimes the most unexpected discoveries in the present can illuminate the past and change a person forever.  Jennifer Davis is not only an author to watch, she’s one to read–now.” –Cristina Henriquez, author of Come Together, Fall Apart

Download Our Former Lives in Art by Jennifer S. Davis

Our Former Lives in Art by Jennifer S. Davis

published date : 2007-07-10
authors : Jennifer S. Davis
publishers : Random House Publishing Group
genre : Fiction, Psychological, Literary, Short Stories (single author)
page count : 208
ISBN : 1588366421
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Our Former Lives In Art


Our Former Lives In Art

Author by : Jennifer S. Davis
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2007
Publisher by : Random House Trade

ISBN :

Description : Award-winning author Davis presents an arresting and fantastically imagined collection of stories set against the backdrop of the deep American South. These nine haunting stories explore big themes in a way that redeems the act of living and the value of human relationships....






Our Former Lives In Art


Our Former Lives In Art

Author by : Jennifer S. Davis
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2007
Publisher by : Random House Trade

ISBN :

Description : Award-winning author Davis presents an arresting and fantastically imagined collection of stories set against the backdrop of the deep American South. These nine haunting stories explore big themes in a way that redeems the act of living and the value of human relationships....






Billboard


Billboard

Author by :
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2001-04-07
Publisher by :

ISBN :

Description : In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends....






The Pragmatic Turn In Law


The Pragmatic Turn In Law

Author by : Janet Giltrow
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2017-06-12
Publisher by : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

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Description : In legal interpretation, where does meaning come from? Law is made from language, yet law, unlike other language-related disciplines, has not so far experienced its "pragmatic turn" towards inference and the construction of meaning. This book investigates to what extent a pragmatically based view of l linguistic and legal interpretation can lead to new theoretical views for law and, in addition, to practical consequences in legal decision-making. With its traditional emphasis on the letter of the law and the immutable stability of a text as legal foundation, law has been slow to take the pragmatic perspective: namely, the language-user 's experience and activity in making meaning. More accustomed to literal than to pragmatic notions of meaning, that is, in the text rather than constructed by speakers and hearers the disciplines of law may be culturally resistant to the pragmatic turn. By bringing together the different but complementary perspectives of pragmaticians and lawyers, this book addresses the issue of to what extent legal meaning can be productively analysed as deriving from resources beyond the text, beyond the letter of the law. This collection re-visits the feasibility of the notion of literal meaning for legal interpretation and, at the same time, the feasibility of pragmatic meaning for law. Can explications of pragmatic meaning support court actions in the same way concepts of literal meaning have traditionally supported statutory interpretations and court judgements? What are the consequences of a user-based view of language for the law, in both its practices of interpretation and its definition of itself as a field? Readers will find in this collection means of approaching such questions, and promising routes for inquiry into the genre- and field-specific characteristics of inference in law. In many respects, the problem of literal vs. pragmatic meaning confined to the text vs. reaching beyond it will appear to parallel the dichotomy in law between textualism and intentionalism. There are indeed illuminating connections between the pair of linguistic terms and the more publicly controversial legal ones. But the parallel is not exact, and the linguistic dichotomy is in any case anterior to the legal one. Even as linguistic-pragmatic investigation may serve legal domains, the legal questions themselves point back to central conditions of all linguistic meaning....






Everything Must Go


Everything Must Go

Author by : Jenny Fran Davis
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2017-10-03
Publisher by : Wednesday Books

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Description : Flora Goldwasser has fallen in love. She won't admit it to anyone, but something about Elijah Huck has pulled her under. When he tells her about the hippie Quaker school he attended in the Hudson Valley called Quare Academy, where he'll be teaching next year, Flora gives up her tony upper east side prep school for a life on a farm, hoping to woo him. A fish out of water, Flora stands out like a sore thumb in her vintage suits among the tattered tunics and ripped jeans of the rest of the student body. When Elijah doesn't show up, Flora must make the most of the situation and will ultimately learn more about herself than she ever thought possible. Told in a series of letters, emails, journal entries and various ephemera, Jenny Fran Davis's Everything Must Go lays out Flora's dramatic first year for all to see, embarrassing moments and all....






Intellectual Property Law Text Cases And Materials


Intellectual Property Law Text Cases And Materials

Author by : Tanya Aplin
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2013-08-29
Publisher by : Oxford University Press

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Description : This book provides a full and clear exposition of the fundamentals of intellectual property law in the UK. It combines excerpts from cases and a broad range of secondary works with insightful commentary from the authors which will situate the law within a wider international context....






Sometimes I Lie


Sometimes I Lie

Author by : Alice Feeney
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2018-03-13
Publisher by : Flatiron Books

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Description : My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me: 1. I’m in a coma. 2. My husband doesn’t love me anymore. 3. Sometimes I lie. Amber wakes up in a hospital. She can’t move. She can’t speak. She can’t open her eyes. She can hear everyone around her, but they have no idea. Amber doesn’t remember what happened, but she has a suspicion her husband had something to do with it. Alternating between her paralyzed present, the week before her accident, and a series of childhood diaries from twenty years ago, this brilliant psychological thriller asks: Is something really a lie if you believe it's the truth?...