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City Of Glass

Author : Cassandra Clare
ISBN : 9781416972259
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Clary, who is still seeking a cure for her mother's enchantment, travals to the City of Glass, the capital of the forbidden country of the secretive Shadowhunters, where she uncovers important truths about her family's past.

City Of Glass

Author : Douglas Coupland
ISBN : 1553653599
Genre : History
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This irresistible little book offers a very different take on Vancouver, one of the world's most beautiful cities. Douglas Coupland applies his unique sensibility to everything from the Grouse Grind to glass towers, First Nations to feng shui, Kitsilano to Cantonese. Cleverly designed to mimic an underground Japanese magazine, this edition is fully updated and revised with riffs on Vancouver as a neon city, a land of treehuggers, and more.

Paul Auster S City Of Glass As A Postmodern Detective Novel

Author : Toni Rudat
ISBN : 9783638766234
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Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, RWTH Aachen University, 13 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment: Although it is considerably discussed at what time the beginnings of the postmodern era is to be set, it is irrefutable the City of Glassbelongs to postmodern literature. This paper tries to demonstrate in what way postmodern qualities are converted into the novel City of Glass., abstract: PAUL AUSTERs novel City of Glass published in 1985 appeared during the period of the postmodern era.1 Although it is considerably discussed at what time the beginnings of the postmodern era is to be set, it is irrefutable that City of Glass belongs to postmodern literature. To analyse in how far PAUL AUSTERs City of Glass serves as a representative of the postmodern era and to show the reader in what way postmodern qualities are converted into the writings of that time, the main part of this paper will be divided up into two sections. The first section serves to define the coming up of this movement and the qualities it possesses within the genre of detective fiction. Furthermore some important idealistic features like the idea of reality and identity have to be taken into consideration. The short introduction of the two identity-constituting models by ERIKSON and MEAD will provide a better overview of the idea of identity formation. Within the second section the novel itself will be taken into consideration. Therefore it is necessary to take a close look at the main character Daniel Quinn and his character development the crisis of his identity in the course of the novel respectively. Besides another striking factor, namely the appearance of doublings and triplings of characters, has to be clarified as well as the role of the narrator. The conclusion at the end of the paper is supposed then to show to what extent City of Glass belongs to postmodern literature and whi"

City Of Glass

Author : Paul Auster
ISBN : UCSC:32106015919761
Genre : Fiction
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A late-night phone call from a stranger involves Quinn, a mystery writer, in a baffling murder case stranger than his novels

City Of Glass

Author : Paul Auster
ISBN : 0312423608
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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A graphic novel classic with a new introduction by Art Spiegelman Quinn writes mysteries. The Washington Post has described him as a “post-existentialist private eye.” An unknown voice on the telephone is now begging for his help, drawing him into a world and a mystery far stranger than any he ever created in print. Adapted by Paul Karasik and David Mazzucchelli, with graphics by David Mazzucchelli, Paul Auster’s groundbreaking, Edgar Award-nominated masterwork has been astonishingly transformed into a new visual language.

Graphic Adaptation Of Paul Auster S City Of Glass Visual Language And Symbolism

Author : Alisa Westermann
ISBN : 9783640935185
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Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Munster (Englisches Seminar), course: Graphic Novels, language: English, abstract: It was a wrong number that started it, the telephone ringing three times in the dead of night, and the voice on the other end asking for someone he was not. (Auster, 1985; 3) Paul Auster's anti-detective novel City of Glass is the story of a man, whose life accidentally angles off. More and more, he blunders into the complexity of a criminal case in search of the significant principle. Obsessively, he adapts his action to the stranger until he finally loses hisself. Although Auster's novel, which is based on the nature and the function of language, is rather non-visual, Paul Karasik and David Mazzucchelli succeeded in adopting it into a graphic novel that is more than just a translation from one genre into another. They managed to create a visual language full of metaphors, symbols and icons that add a new layer of meaning to the story. This is the reason why I decided to pick City of Glass: The graphic novel as the basis of my term paper. This thesis will argue that a graphic adaptation of a literary work can be more than just an illustrated copy of a superior novel and worth an analysis on its own. Furthermore, I will take a deeper look at the visual language, specifically, the visual metaphors and symbols, which build up the graphic novel and how these finding can be adapted into learning situations. First of all, I will give a summary of City of Glass: the novel followed by a definition of the anti-detective genre with the intention to point out, that the visual language of City of Glass: the graphic novel reflects this genre. Afterwards, a survey of the graphic novel as well as an analysis of its structure and composition and its visual language and symbolism is given. A brief outline of how these findings can be useful in teaching and learning situa"

Walking Through Paul Auster S City Of Glass Fl Nerie In His Novel

Author : Jeanette Gonsior
ISBN : 9783640268160
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Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, Humboldt-University of Berlin (Department of English and American Studies), course: The Flaneur and the Visual Culture of the City, 30 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: "To stroll is a science, it is the gastronomy of the eye. To walk is to vegetate, to stroll is to live." (Balzac, "Physiologie du Mariage") 'City of Glass' is Paul Auster's first novel, published in 1985, after being rejected by several publishers. The first part of 'The New York Trilogy' has been translated into 17 languages so far, a fact that pleads for the novel's commercial success nowadays. An indication for the literary importance of 'City of Glass' is the continually growing number of essays, anthologies and monographs all over the world. It is undeniable that its selling success is related to the general fascination for the cosmopolitan city of New York and for detective stories, as - at first sight - Auster's novel follows the tradition of Edgar Allan Poe. However, he follows the tradition "as creator of 'the lost ones'," as - on closer inspection - the reader has to realize that the real mystery is one of confused character identities and realities. 'City of Glass' does not meet the reader's expectations about a typical New York 'city novel': Auster created an adequate text for a modified, postmodern cityscape where all objects of the city seem like linguistic codes that need to be deciphered. The risks of the city result from the confusion of language and perception. The fear of an identity collapse comes along with the apparent collapse of the cityscape. Auster picks out the loss of stability and security in the city as central theme. He describes a world begging for order and interpretation where "nothing is real except chance." (...) Auster's character Quinn is a deconstructed character of postmodernism, he acts like a 'flaneur', but does not feel comfortable while walkin

Space Gender And Subjectivity In Paul Auster S Novel City Of Glass

Author : Antje Peukert
ISBN : 9783640712663
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Seminar paper from the year 2002 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Potsdam, course: New Women in the 19th Century, language: English, abstract: “I'm not really out to prove anything. In fact, it‟s all done tongue-in-cheek. An imaginative reading, I guess you could say.” This is what Paul Auster (the character) says to Daniel Quinn in Auster's novel City of Glass about his essay on Don Quixote. The following paper on Auster's novel City of Glass is not written tongue-in-cheek but it is adventurous nonetheless. Based on Linda Hentschel's theory of pornotopical techniques of looking, I will concentrate my reading of Auster's text on aspects orientated towards gender, space, self and subjectivity. I am going to take up Hentschel's ideas of space, especially in regard to urban space, the city, and also her ideas of how subjectivity is constructed along gendered lines. I will try to show that although Auster's text challenges and destabilizes ideas and concepts like rationality, language and body, it keeps to a common gender model. Women as characters are visibly absent from the text. If they appear at all they do it marginally and only to trigger off some action, staying passive themselves. The text tells about different kinds of manhood. All main characters are male and I think exactly this setting can only be made (perhaps even unconsciously) in contrast to its constructed female Other. So femininity becomes visible not primarily in the form of characters but in form of particular concepts. I suggest that the city in City of Glass, which is New York, serves as metonomy for different concepts of "woman", for example the mother, the (dead) wife and the lover. Daniel Quinn, the main character of the novel incessantly walks the city but instead of reinforcing or even establishing a subjective position in the vast metropolis he fails completely and dissolves within the urban space. As such he is not only the absolute anti-subject but he is also an example for what may happen to a man when he changes his position from having room/space to being room/space. The first part of this essay will concentrate on Quinn's relation to New York, how it changes from „oceanic‟ feeling to utter desire and how it always depends on his relation to women. The second chapter focuses on ideas of identity, subjectivity and self in the novel.

City Of Glass

Author : Paul Auster
ISBN : 3150090784
Genre : City and town life
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The New York Trilogy

Author : Paul Auster
ISBN : 0143039830
Genre : Fiction
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Quinn, a mystery writer, becomes involved in a puzzling case; Blue is hired by White to spy on Black; and Fanshawe, a gifted novelist, disappears, leaving his family and work behind, in an omnibus edition containing three interconnected novels--City of Glass, Ghosts, and The Locked Room. Reissue. 25,000 first printing.

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