A Life in Words

A Life in Words, the first complete translation of Ismat Chughtais celebrated memoir Kaghazi hai Pairahan, provides a delightful account of several crucial years of her life.

Author: Ismat Chugtai

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9788184759402

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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A Life in Words, the first complete translation of Ismat Chughtais celebrated memoir Kaghazi hai Pairahan, provides a delightful account of several crucial years of her life. Alongside vivid descriptions of her childhood years are the conflicted experiences of growing up in a large Muslim family during the early decades of the twentieth century. Chughtai is searingly honest about her fight to get an education and the struggle to find her own voice as a writer. The result is a compellingly readable memoir by one of the most significant Urdu writers of all time.

A Life in Words

A remarkably candid, and often surprisingly dramatic, investigation into one writer's art, craft, and life, A Life in Words is rooted in three years of dialogue between Auster and Professor I. B. Siegumfeldt, starting in 2011, while ...

Author: Paul Auster

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 9781609807788

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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An inside look into Paul Auster's art and craft, the inspirations and obsessions, mesmerizing and dramatic in turn. A remarkably candid, and often surprisingly dramatic, investigation into one writer's art, craft, and life, A Life in Words is rooted in three years of dialogue between Auster and Professor I. B. Siegumfeldt, starting in 2011, while Siegumfeldt was in the process of launching the Center for Paul Auster Studies at the University of Copenhagen. It includes a number of surprising disclosures, both concerning Auster's work and about the art of writing generally. It is a book that's full of surprises, unscripted yet amounting to a sharply focused portrait of the inner workings of one of America's most productive and successful writers, through all twenty-one of Auster's narrative works and the themes and obsessions that drive them.

Studs Terkel

" JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITH 'Studs Terkel: A Life in Words' is the story of a broadcasting and writing phenomenon and represents the remarkable result of a sequence of meetings between the two supreme masters of the tape-recorded interview, ...

Author: Tony Parker

Publisher:

ISBN: 0002556286

Category: Actors

Page: 237

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The writing and broadcasting phenomenon that is Studs Terkel is interviewed along with his wife and son, friends, colleagues and producers to paint a rich portrait of the man who has, for so long, given a voice to the voiceless

Georges Perec A Life in Words

Perec's method - again, the method of any scientific research worker — was to
assemble the material for the experiment before jumping to premature
conclusions. in this instance the material consisted solely of words. Words
without 2 could be ...

Author: David Bellos

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409019268

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 832

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"It's hard to see how anyone is ever going to better this User's Manual to the life of Georges Perec" - Gilbert Adair, Sunday Times Winner of the Prix Goncourt for Biography, 1994 George Perec (1936-82) was one of the most significant European writers of the twentieth century and undoubtedly the most versatile and innovative writer of his generation. David Bellos's comprehensive biography - which also provides the first full survey of Perec's irreverent, polymathic oeuvre - explores the life of an anguished, comical and endearingly modest man, who worked quietly as an archivist in a medical research library. The French son of Jewish immigrants from Poland, he remained haunted all of his life by his father's death in the war, fighting to defend France, and his mother's in Auschwitz-Birkenau. His acclaimed novel A Void (1969) - written without using the letter "e" - has been seen as an attempt to escape from the words "père", "mere", and even "George Perec". His career made an auspicious start with Things: A Story of the Sixties (1965), which won the Prix Renaudot. He then pursued an idiosyncratic and ambitious literary itinerary through the intellectual ferment of Paris in the 1960s and 1970s.He belonged to the Ouvrior de Littérature Potentielle (OuLiPo), a radically inventive group of writers whose members included Raymond Queneau and Italo Calvino. Perec achieved international celebrity with Life A User's Manual (1978), which won the Prix Medicis and was voted Novel of the Decade by the Salon du Livre. He died in his mid-forties after a short illness, leaving a truly puzzling detective novel, 53 Days, incomplete. "Professor Bellos's book enables us at once to relish the most wilfully bizarre aspects of Perec's oeuvre and to understand the whys and wherefores of his protean nature" - Jonathan Romney, Literary Review

A Life in Words

“For many years, I have made my living by the pen. In 2005, when my autobiography was published in Chinese, I gave it the title《文字就是生命》 or A Life in Words.

Author: You Jin

Publisher: Epigram Books

ISBN: 9789814615440

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 294

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“For many years, I have made my living by the pen. In 2005, when my autobiography was published in Chinese, I gave it the title《文字就是生命》 or A Life in Words. These words encapsulate the beautiful connection between me and my lifelong devotion to the literary arts. Literature and I have transformed into a single entity, and I can feel Chinese characters bobbing along through my veins.” —You Jin

Life in Words

This volume collects fifteen landmark essays published over the last three decades by the distinguished medievalist Jill Mann.

Author: Jill Mann

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442648654

Category: History

Page: 359

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This volume collects fifteen landmark essays published over the last three decades by the distinguished medievalist Jill Mann. Bringing together her essays on Chaucer, the Gawain-poet, and Malory, the collection foregrounds the common interest in the semantic implications of key vocabulary such as “authority,” “adventure,” and “price” that links them together. Mann, one of the finest critics of Middle English literature in her generation, uses the concepts suggested by the language of medieval literature itself as a way into the masterpieces of Middle English, including The Canterbury Tales, Troilus and Criseyde, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and the Morte Darthur. An extended introduction by Mark Rasmussen brings out the nature of the themes that run through the collection, analyses the critical methods in play, and assesses their significance in the context of Middle English studies over the last thirty years.

Peter Orlovsky a Life in Words

Now, this first collection of Orlovsky's writings traces his fascinating life in his own words. It also tells, for the first time, the intimate story of his relationship with Ginsberg.

Author: Peter Orlovsky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317254256

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Until now, the poet Peter Orlovsky, who was Allen Ginsberg's lover for more than forty years, has been the neglected member of the Beat Generation. Because he lived in Ginsberg's shadow, his achievements were seldom noted and his contributions to literature have not been fully recognised. Now, this first collection of Orlovsky's writings traces his fascinating life in his own words. It also tells, for the first time, the intimate story of his relationship with Ginsberg. Drawn from previously unpublished journals, correspondence, photographs and poems, Peter Orlovsky, a Life in Words, begins as Orlovsky is discharged from the Army; follows the young man through years of self-doubt and details his first meeting with Ginsberg in San Francisco from his own perspective. In never-before-heard detail, Orlovsky describes his travels around the world with Ginsberg, Kerouac, Burroughs and Corso. The book also delves into the contradictions that ultimately defined him: best known as Ginsberg's lover, Orlovsky was heterosexual and always longed to be with women; his spirit was prescient of the flower children of the sixties - especially his inclinations toward devotion and love - but in the end his use of drugs took its toll on his body and mind, silencing one of the most original and inspiring voices of his generation.

A Life in Words

A Life in Words, the first complete translation of Ismat Chughtai's celebrated memoir Kaghazi hai Pairahan, provides a delightful account of several crucial years of her life.

Author:

Publisher: Prhi

ISBN: 0143430645

Category: Fiction

Page: 310

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A Life in Words, the first complete translation of Ismat Chughtai's celebrated memoir Kaghazi hai Pairahan, provides a delightful account of several crucial years of her life. Along side vivid descriptions of her childhood years are the conflicted experiences of growing up in a large Muslim family during the early decades of the twentieth century. Chughtai is searingly honest about her fight to get an education and the struggle to find her own voice as a writer. The result is a compellingly readable memoir by one of the most significant Urdu writers of all time.

Doing Wattsnatural

Latoya welcomes you into her journey of being vulnerable; a process that is undeniably and emotionally arduous. "Reading this book is like pouring honey over the memories of our own lives... Rich, complex, and yet so sweetly thoughtful.

Author: Latoya Watts

Publisher:

ISBN: 1950339890

Category:

Page: 134

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This autobiographical fiction chronicles Latoya Watts' life thus far in the form of prose meets poetry meets spoken word. As a Caribbean-American woman, Latoya shares some of her experiences of wearing the labels: Pastor's kid, wife, mother, educator, and introvert, just to name a few. Latoya welcomes you into her journey of being vulnerable; a process that is undeniably and emotionally arduous. "Reading this book is like pouring honey over the memories of our own lives... Rich, complex, and yet so sweetly thoughtful." -Rev. Dr. Vanessa Quainoo, author of Speak Life"Her unique outlook on identity will help you rediscover your own; her take on fatherhood will redefine your definition of family." -Damont "Mr. Orange" Combs, 2019 RI Mentor of the Year and author

The Word Detective

The book will speak to anyone who uses a dictionary, 'word people' , history lovers, students and parents.

Author: John Simpson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781408706596

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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Language is always changing. No one knows where it is going but the best way to future-cast is to look at the past. John Simpson animates for us a tradition of researching and editing, showing us both the technical lexicography needed to understand a word, and the careful poetry needed to construct its definition. He challenges both the idea that dictionaries are definitive, and the notion that language is falling apart. With a sense of humour, an ability to laugh at bureaucracy and an inclination to question the status quo, John Simpson gives life to the colourful characters at the OED and to the English language itself. He splices his stories with entertaining and erudite diversions into the history and origin of words such as 'kangaroo', 'hot-dog' , 'pommie', 'bicycle' , not ignoring those swearwords often classed as 'Anglo-Saxon' ! The book will speak to anyone who uses a dictionary, 'word people' , history lovers, students and parents.

Life in Words

These stories are not stories of people; these are stories of lives, stories of soul and hearts. These are neither science nor religion, only pure Alchemy. Here are stories from the writer who made his readers fall in love with life.

Author: Anuj Arjun

Publisher: BecomeShakespeare.com

ISBN: 9789386487216

Category: Fiction

Page: 148

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Here are the stories to make you wonder about the creator. These words will question you and make you strive for the answers. It will no longer let you live ignorantly. These stories will give a kick to your consciousness to wake up. Living unconsciously is living like an animal. We are humans; we have capability to meet God. Actually, we have capability to become God. Here is the road, walk on it. These stories are not stories of people; these are stories of lives, stories of soul and hearts. These are neither science nor religion, only pure Alchemy. Here are stories from the writer who made his readers fall in love with life.

Poesy in Blood A Life in Words

Brave in it's revelation of personal demons, and atrocities faced. This is poetry for everyone; relatable to anyone who has faced life and all it's horrors, and beauties.

Author: Art Immured

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780359004737

Category:

Page:

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Life in Words

Moments of love! Moments that challenge. Many moments never anticipated! But,
every one is a moment of life, which we have to appreciate! Like this one! Leave
Your Footprint Make a difference—for the moment or forever. 13 Life in Words.

Author: Gord Bruce

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781493172122

Category: Self-Help

Page: 72

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Life in Words is a thought-provoking collection of perspectives and experiences of life. In his poems, the author hopes to communicate the depth, passion, sorrows, and joys of life.

Life in Words

This work is the product of a childhood dream that went asleep for decades then materialized in a matter of seconds.

Author: Elisa Valdes

Publisher:

ISBN: 1682896390

Category: Poetry

Page: 56

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Life in Words is a written description of my experiences and the experiences of others, my faith and dreams, my attempts to reach those in despair, to entertain, to make the reader think, to motivate involvement. There is also humor in a humble attempt to help ease stress and help to adapt to the inevitable. It is written with simplicity and much respect for the reader with a sincere approach to reach and attract those who do not enjoy reading poetry. There is definitely a poem for as many types of individuals I have come in contact all my years, topics like sports, the environment, love, motherhood, fatherhood, painful social issues. This work is the product of a childhood dream that went asleep for decades then materialized in a matter of seconds. I hope it serves as a catalyst in the lives of those who are about to give up or those who have stopped dreaming because of age or obstacles. For those reasons and for just about everything under the sun, Life in Words will speak to the readers as they witness the dream of a little girl and the accomplishment of the woman. It's never too late when you believe.

Life in Words

A collection of poetry that will touch your soul and affect your emotions.

Author: Kelly Groose

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1096963221

Category:

Page: 42

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A collection of poetry that will touch your soul and affect your emotions.

Life a Study in Words

In this book, the conception of life in Western culture is explored through a host of words that has come down to us from antiquity. The author presents a flowing linguistic view of life from the distant past.

Author: George Rick Welch

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 3034331010

Category:

Page: 208

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What is life? is a query that never dies... Most modern-day approaches to this enduring question attempt to define what life is, from the standpoint of science, philosophy, religion, medicine, etc. In this book, the conception of life in Western culture is explored through a host of words that has come down to us from antiquity. The author presents a flowing linguistic view of life from the distant past. The etymologic heritage is traced to ancient Greek - to the philosophical foundation of Western thinking. The author pursues a path into prehistory, looking at the development of words from roots in the Indo-European language family, which includes the classical languages of Greek and Latin, as well as English and many other Eurasian languages - ultimately, in the common ancestral Proto-Indo-European (PIE) tongue. In so doing, one finds a shared lexical genealogy underlying the linguistic source of the Western notions of life. The diversity of word-forms that are associative of life in today's vernacular grew out of a seemingly labyrinthine - though, in reality, a highly integrative - state of comprehension of the affiliation between the mortal human being and the natural environment in the prehistoric PIE civilization. In the logos of ancient Greek thought, emanating from the ancestral mythos of the PIE and early Mediterranean peoples, the ideas of "life" and "nature" were fused into a unified vision of existence - as can be seen in the prehistoric origin of the verb be itself. This book concentrates on more than sheer words; it is also on how we - the living, sentient beings that we are - speak of our very being in space and time in the world around us. The birthright of a conjoined sentience of life and nature has branched-out through the ages of Western thinking. The legacy today is a fossilized linguistic Tree of Life, engendering a plurality of words for "life"; wherein, each of us must create our own meaning of "life."

Life in Words

With Life In Words, I want to show my art in words.

Author: Rene Campbell

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1495249557

Category: Poetry

Page: 30

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With Life In Words, I want to show my art in words. I want to leave you with an expression of thought. I choose to write because it helps me to heal. With my poems I hope to help you heal as well. To give you food for thought. When you read something that make you think, you grow. I tell my kids all the time, “ Take it one day at a time, but continue to lean”. The brain is such an amazing organ. Add your heart and your soul, and you have a wonderful person. So come join me on a journey that puts Life into Words.

In the Frame

In the Frame: My Life in Words and Pictures is a book to savour, created and written by one of the great personalities of our age.

Author: Helen Mirren

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416573410

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Helen Mirren has been an internationally acclaimed actress--and the recipient of many awards, transferring between stage, cinema and television--for over 40 years. Known in her youth for a forthright style, a liberated attitude and a bohemian outlook, she has never ceased to be out of the public eye, with legions of admiring fans all over the world. This illustrated memoir is an account of an extraordinary talent, and a life well lived. Helen's aristocratic Russian grandfather, Pyotr Vasilievich Mironov, a military man, was sent to London by the Czar and found himself stranded and penniless by the Bolshevik revolution, cut off from the family estate near Smolensk. He brought with him a trunk of papers and photographs. This delightful memoir starts with the contents of the trunk, with evocative pictures of Helen's Russian antecedents. She has kept a rich seam of photo-graphs and memorabilia from her life, and her parents, family life, childhood, teenage and early years as an actress living in insalubrious flats are vividly documented. Helen's many distinguished roles in theatre, cinema and television and the illustrious men and women she has encountered are commemorated, as well as her forays into Hollywood and her sub-sequent life in the United States with her husband, film director Taylor Hackford. Golden Globe and Oscar ceremonies make their appearance, as do many stunning images of Helen by the world's leading photographers. In the Frame: My Life in Words and Pictures is a book to savour, created and written by one of the great personalities of our age.