Now available as an ebook for the first time ever in America, the bestselling coming-of-age classic novel by John Irving—the 40th anniversary edition with a new introduction by the author. “He is more than popular. He is a Populist, determined to keep alive the Dickensian tradition that revels in colorful set pieces...and teaches moral lessons.”—The New York Times The opening sentence of John Irving’s breakout novel The World According to Garp signals the start of sexual violence, which becomes increasingly political. “Garp’s mother, Jenny Fields, was arrested in Boston in 1942 for wounding a man in a movie theater.” Jenny is an unmarried nurse; she becomes a single mom and a feminist leader, beloved but polarizing. Her son, Garp, is less beloved, but no less polarizing. From the tragicomic tone of its first sentence to its mordantly funny last line—“we are all terminal cases”—The World According to Garp maintains a breakneck pace. The subject of sexual hatred—of intolerance of sexual minorities and differences—runs the gamut of “lunacy and sorrow.” Winner of the National Book Award, Garp is a comedy with forebodings of doom. In more than thirty languages, in more than forty countries—with more than ten million copies in print—Garp is the precursor of John Irving’s later protest novels.
Author: Books, LLC
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Release Date: 2010-05
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 326. Chapters: Architecture of Phillips Exeter Academy, Phillips Exeter Academy alumni, Phillips Exeter Academy faculty, Daniel Dennett, Daniel Webster, Gore Vidal, Howard Hawks, The World According to Garp, Charles C. Krulak, Louis Kahn, John Irving, Frederick Buechner, Tim Wirth, Carlos Romero Barcel, Benmont Tench, Thomas Bulfinch, George Bancroft, Booth Tarkington, Dan Brown, Pierre S. du Pont, IV, Bobby Shriver, Sam Fuld, James Thomas Aubrey, Jr., Harrison Pope, Dave Douglas, Mark Zuckerberg, Franklin Pierce, Robert Benchley, Benjamin Ogle Tayloe, John Negroponte, M. Scott Peck, Jay Rockefeller, Frederick Winslow Taylor, Judd Gregg, Gifford Pinchot, Dudley Leavitt, Amos Alonzo Stagg, George Plimpton, George Gilder, Ned Lamont, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Phillips Exeter Academy Library, Stewart Brand, A Prayer for Owen Meany, Michael S. Greco, Charles R. Forbes, List of Phillips Exeter Academy alumni, Old Crow Medicine Show, Drew Pearson, Frank Barbour, Michael Cerveris, Kent Conrad, Robert Todd Lincoln, Barry Golson, Ralph Adams Cram, Paul Klebnikov, Greg Craig, Lex Barker, Roland Merullo, David Mumford, Lewis Cass, Peter Benchley, James Agee, Peter R. Orszag, George W. S. Trow, Richard S. Arnold, Nicholas Katzenbach, George Bradburn, Abbot Hall, Donald Hall, Chester E. Finn, Jr., Terry Goddard, John K. Fairbank, John Adams Dix, John Pittenger, John P. Hale, Arthur Bluethenthal, Larz Anderson, Kenneth Bacon, Robert Thurman, John G. Palfrey, Andover-Exeter rivalry, Catherine Disher, Morris S. Arnold, Hart Day Leavitt, Corliss Lamont, Charles Horman, Hayford Peirce, Mike Morrison, Soce, the elemental wizard, Werner Janssen, John Sherburne Sleeper, Edwin C. Parsons, Adam Guettel, Benno C. Schmidt, Jr., John Palfrey, Michael von Clemm, George E. Kimball, Jared Sparks, Lee McClung, Alessandro Nivola, Robert Bates, T. A. Dwight ...
Author: Judith Spector
Publisher: Popular Press
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Social Science
The essays in Gender Studies explore relationships between gender and creativity, identity, and genre within the context of literary analysis. Some of the essays are psychoanalytic in approach in that they seek to discover the sexual dynamic/s involved in the creation of literature as an art form. Still others attempt to isolate and examine the sexual attitudes inherent in the works of particular authors or genres, or to determine how writers explore the sensibilities of each gender.
Author: Barbara Tepa Lupack
Publisher: Popular Press
Release Date: 1994-01-01
Genre: Performing Arts
The essays, whose authors include some of the foremost scholars of contemporary American literature and film, offer critical insights into the visions of both the novelist and the filmmaker as well as important discussions of how those visions converge and diverge. The essays thus contribute not only to an understanding of the relationship of any given film to the book which inspired it but also to the lively and continuing debate on the very nature and merits of adaptation itself.
Author: Steven Heller
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release Date: 1999
This volume also investigates larger movements and phenomena, such as Norman Rockwell's lasting impression on Americana, issues of plagiarism and censorship, and the "Big Idea" in advertising, and includes profiles of designers whose bodies of work helped determine the look and content of design today."--BOOK JACKET.
Author: John Irving
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2009-10-27
In 1954, in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in northern New Hampshire, an anxious twelve-year-old boy mistakes the local constable’s girlfriend for a bear. Both the twelve-year-old and his father become fugitives, forced to run from Coos County—to Boston, to southern Vermont, to Toronto—pursued by the implacable constable. Their lone protector is a fiercely libertarian logger, once a river driver, who befriends them. In a story spanning five decades, Last Night in Twisted River depicts the recent half-century in the United States as “a living replica of Coos County, where lethal hatreds were generally permitted to run their course.” What further distinguishes Last Night in Twisted River is the author’s unmistakable voice—the inimitable voice of an accomplished storyteller.
Author: Joe L. Kincheloe
Publisher: SUNY Press
Release Date: 1991-01-01
Contemporary curriculum discourses include historical, political, and autobiographical understandings -- all important in the effort to read critically the educational act. The authors of this volume introduce the notion of "place" to the study of curriculum, focusing on the "southern place" to ground and illustrate this form of analysis. Curriculum that recognizes the significance of place, that situates itself geographically, extends the social psychoanalytic methodology and concretizes its emancipatory intent.
John Irving and Cultural Mourning offers a chronological survey of his eleven novels, examining his prose via thematically focused chapters on postmodernism, the sixties, fatherhood, narcissism, mourning and finally self-redemption.
Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Paderborn, course: John Irving - Selected Novels, 6 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: John Irving’s novelThe World According to Garpgives the reader a view on the lives of its characters and, as a part of it, their attitudes towards lust and sexuality. The description of these aspects is very direct and may be offensive for some more conservative persons. Even for persons who tend to be liberal- minded, Irving’s way of writing about sex can be uncommon, although he uses lust and sexuality only to tell the story and not for sensational reasons. It is strange that after forty years of sexual liberation, or the so called ́sexual revolution ́, so little seems to have changed and people still have these kinds of feelings when reading about sex being described so directly. Despite the fact that people expected more from the sexual liberation in the 1960s and 1970s, there was indeed a change in attitude towards certain aspects, such as premarital and extramarital sex. Studies in the United States in the 1970s revealed “a gradual decrease over time in the percentage of respondents who said that premarital sex is always wrong”. Another important change which derived from the liberation movement was the new female sexuality, especially concerning the sexual fulfilment of women before and during marriage. This is also proved by a decreasing support of the `double standard ́, where men are more or less allowed to be sexual active, including premarital and even extramarital sex, but women are not. You also have to consider the women’s movement, when thinking about female sexual liberation. Both, sexual liberation and feminism, somehow worked together hand in hand to achieve improvement for women’s sexuality. In order to understand the gap between the new achievements and the nevertheless still exis ting resentments towards them, you need to know the situation prior to the 1960s, when the above- mentioned `double standard` and abstinence were in the focus of sexuality.