The Ice Shirt

Originally published: New York: Viking, 1990.

Author: William T. Vollmann

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: UOM:39015029961292

Category: Fiction

Page: 415

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Originally published: New York: Viking, 1990.

Californian Illustrated Magazine

Over an ordinary tennis flannel a time by stamping with his heels , but shirt I wore the heaviest blue flannel at last the snow became genuine ice , shirt which I could buy in Sisson . and then he had recourse to the pick .



ISBN: STANFORD:36105005779637

Category: California


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The A to Z of Postmodernist Literature and Theater

After The Rainbow Stories, Vollmann published The Ice Shirt (1990), the first volume of his Seven Dreams cycle, a series of postmodern historical novels about the discovery and settlement of North America. The Ice Shirt uses magic ...

Author: Fran Mason

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810870215

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 464

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Postmodernist literature embraces a wide range of forms and perspectives, including texts that are primarily self-reflexive; texts that use pastiche, burlesque, parody, intertextuality and hybrid forms to create textual realities that either run in opposition to or in parallel with an external reality; fabulations that develop both of these strategies; texts that ironize their relationship to reality; works that use the aspects already noted to more fully engage with political or cultural realities; texts that deal with history as a fiction; and texts that elude categorization even within the variety already explored. For example, in fiction, a postmodernist novel might tell a story about a writer struggling with writing (only, perhaps, to find that he is a character in a book by another writer struggling to write a book). The A to Z of Postmodernist Literature and Theater examines the different areas of postmodernist literature and the variety of forms that have been produced. This is accomplished through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on individual postmodernist writers, the important postmodernist aesthetic practices, significant texts produced throughout the history of postmodernist writing, and important movements and ideas that have created a variety of literary approaches within the form. By placing these concerns within the historical, philosophical, and cultural contexts of postmodernism, this reference explores the frameworks within which postmodernist literature of the late twentieth and early twenty-first century operates.

On the Ice

With Ruth's shirt on , I felt wrapped in her , as close to being enveloped by her as I could get . We stood together , each in the other's shirt , amid the hubbub of what was called the Bag Drag , in McMurdo's Movement Control Center ...

Author: Gretchen Legler

Publisher: Milkweed Editions

ISBN: 157131282X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 212

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Follows the author's trip to McMurdo Station in Antartica, where she discovers how a community can allow a life to reset.

The Ice Witch

equal share of the comforts and accommodation that are severally conjured up in the palace of the Ice Witchhis embarrassnient ... First dress : Red shirt - green open slashed tunic , richly ornamented - salmon buskins , laced up the leg ...

Author: John Baldwin Buckstone


ISBN: OSU:32435053569281


Page: 36

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Beauty and the Inferno

Antonio Scurati explains on the dust jacket of The Ice-Shirt that Vollmann blends reality with imagination, truth with lies, elements which in our times can no longer be appreciated by the canons of data and invention, verifiability and ...

Author: Roberto Saviano

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781844679508

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Gomorrah, Roberto Saviano’s 2006 exposé of Naples’s Camorra mafia, was an international bestseller and became an award-winning film. But the death threats that followed forced the author into hiding. Saviano was ostracized by his countrymen and went on the run, changing his location every few months and compelled to keep perpetual company with his bodyguards. To this day, he lives in an undisclosed location. The loneliness of the fugitive life informs all the essays in Beauty and the Inferno, Saviano’s first book since Gomorrah. Among other subjects, he writes about the legendary South African jazz singer Miriam Makeba, his meeting with the real-life Donnie Brasco, sharing the Nobel Academy platform with Salman Rushdie, and the murdered Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya. Present throughout the book is a sense of Saviano’s peculiar isolation, which infuses his words with anger, exceptional insight and tragedy.

Family Reunion

"The teams are named for their sponsors, who provide the uniforms and the ice cream afterward. We're very big on ice cream and T-shirts in Bar- rington. Win or lose, you get ice cream, you get a T-shirt. Tonight, Town and Country Gas is ...

Author: Caroline B. Cooney

Publisher: Laurel Leaf

ISBN: 9780307567536

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 208

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When the invitation to the Preffyn family reunion arrives interrupting a perfectly decent summer vacation, 15-year-old Shelley Wollcott is anything but enthusiastic. It’s not that Shelley has anything against her relatives, she just can’t stand it when they give her that “what a pity” look. It’s not her fault that her real mother walked out on the family or that her father has remarried yet again. With Dad away on business and her older sister visiting their mother in Paris, Shelley must face the “perfect” Preffyns’ reunion with only her prankster younger brother and her insecure new stepmother at her side. It’s an opportunity to uncover the family’s secrets, but Shelley isn’t sure whether, when she discovers the truth, she’ll laugh or cry. In this funny and poignant novel by Caroline B. Cooney, Shelley learns to appreciate all the members of her unusual family—including herself!—in ways she never anticipated. And she discovers things are often not as perfect as they seem.

A Home On Bramble Hill

He glared down at her and then down at his shirt in shock. She balanced the ice creams in one hand and fished a tissue from her pocket. But as she started to wipe away the ice cream, all she succeeded in doing was mushing the chocolate ...

Author: Holly Martin

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9781474008396

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Home, sweet home... Joy Cartier has been to some of the most beautiful places in the world – but none of them have ever felt like home. So moving into a tiny cottage in the idyllic village of Bramble Hill, walking distance from her childhood home, seems like the perfect plan.

Harlequin Desire July 2014 Bundle 2 of 2

When she picked up a large bag of ice and eased down onto the sofa, Grant eyed her. “What happened?” She lifted her shirt and shifted the ice pack beneath it, wincing as she did. “I was careless.” That sliver of fear slid through him, ...

Author: Kathie DeNosky

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781460337837

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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