Losing The Plot

Losing The Plot

Losing The Plot

In Losing the Plot, well-known scholar and writer Leon de Kock offers a lively and wide-ranging analysis of postapartheid South African writing which, he contends, has morphed into a far more flexible and multifaceted entity than its predecessor. If postapartheid literature’s founding moment was the ‘transition’ to democracy, writing over the ensuing years has viewed the Mandelan project with increasing doubt. Instead, authors from all quarters are seen to be reporting, in different ways and from divergent points of view, on what is perceived to be a pathological public sphere in which the plot – the mapping and making of social betterment – appears to have been lost. The compulsion to detect forensically the actual causes of such loss of direction has resulted in the prominence of creative nonfiction. A significant adjunct in the rise of this is the new media, which sets up a ‘wounded’ space within which a ‘cult of commiseration’ compulsively and repeatedly plays out the facts of the day on people’s screens. This, De Kock argues, is reproduced in much postapartheid writing. And, although fictional forms persist in genres such as crime fiction, with their tendency to overplot, more serious fiction underplots, yielding to the imprint of real conditions to determine the narrative construction.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Leon de Kock
Publisher : NYU Press
Release : 2016-09-01
Total Pages : 276 Pages
ISBN : 9781868149650


Losing The Plot

Losing The Plot

"The Plot is in charge of us all. He decides everything we do. Everything that ever happens is because of the Plot! There's no avoiding it!"Owen has joined a band of thieves, uncertain of where his life is supposed to be going. Just when he thinks he's sorted it out, his life descends into chaos once more. However, the great god Plot is the decider of destiny and the world's dictator. When Owen learns the Plot is responsible for his unfortunate life, Owen sets out to seek revenge in a ridiculous journey across the whole of time and space, with help from both different times and different planets.But will he defeat Plot, or will the Plot defeat him?

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Author : Matthew Bowles
Publisher : Matthew Bowles
Release : 2013-04-30
Total Pages : 302 Pages
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Losing The Plot

Losing The Plot

They say everyone has a book inside them; well Rick Bateman has a whole library bursting to get out. Told in amusing style, through letters, emails and diary entries, Rick quits his lucrative sales job to devote his daylight hours to writing The Great Novel. But as the weeks go by and the rejection letters start flooding in, Rick’s bruised ego elicits increasingly vehement rants on everything from the publishing industry to reality TV stars. Doggedly persistent, Rick begins to drastically ramp up the wow factor in his ideas which become ever more ridiculous and increasingly plagiaristic. Losing the plot asks the questions: How far would you go to achieve a dream? And how far is too far?

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Dean Baker
Publisher : Dean Baker
Release : 2020-07-29
Total Pages : 213 Pages
ISBN :


Losing The Plot

Losing The Plot

'I loved it! It's got a kind of Bridget Jones feel and such a page turner. Great fun but with such beautiful heart. I've already cast the film/series in my head!' Rebecca Gibney 'A warm and very funny read.' Who, 4 stars Vanessa Rooney is a thirty-something dental hygienist who finds herself a single mum with a hole in her heart where her husband had been. Somehow she finds the courage to fulfil her childhood dream of writing a romance novel but soon discovers that her novel has been plagiarised by her idol, celebrity author Charlotte Lancaster. Vanessa reluctantly sues Charlotte with the help of suburban solicitor Dave Rendall, who's nursing some unfulfilled dreams of his own. When gun QC Marcus Stafford agrees to join their legal team, Vanessa feels like her perfect man has stepped right out of the pages of her book and into her life. As all hell breaks loose publicly and privately, Vanessa confronts a painful past and realises what Dave already knew - that she's an intelligent, funny, amazing woman and Marcus Stafford is, well, a tosspot. Vanessa finally understands that what she wanted wasn't what she needed, but has this realisation come too late?

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Elizabeth Coleman
Publisher : Allen & Unwin
Release : 2019-04-15
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9781760871031


Lost The Plot

Lost The Plot

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Author : Michael Coupland
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release :
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9781326078607


The Dark Archive

The Dark Archive

A professional spy for a mysterious Library which harvests fiction from different realities, Irene faces a series of assassination attempts that threaten to destroy her and everything she has worked for. Irene is teaching her new assistant the fundamentals of a Librarian's job, and finding that training a young Fae is more difficult than she expected. But when they're the targets of kidnapping and assassination attempts, she decides that learning by doing is the only option they have left ... In order to protect themselves, Irene and her friends must do what they do best: search for information to defeat the overwhelming threat they face and identify their unseen enemy. To do that, Irene will have to delve deeper into her own history than she ever has before, face an ancient foe, and uncover secrets that will change her life and the course of the Library forever.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Genevieve Cogman
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2020-12-29
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9781984804792


Losing The Field

Losing The Field

The fourth book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Field Party series—a southern soap opera with football, cute boys, and pick-up trucks—from USA TODAY bestselling author Abbi Glines. Tallulah Liddell had been defined by her appearance for as long as she could remember. Overweight and insecure, she preferred to fly under the radar, draw as little attention to herself so no one can hurt her. The only boy who did seem to ever notice her was her longtime crush, Nash Lee. But when he laughs at a joke aimed at Tallulah the summer before their senior year, Tallulah’s love dissipates, and she becomes determined to lose weight, to no longer be an object of her classmates’—and especially Nash’s—ridicule. Nash Lee has it all—he’s the star running back of Lawton’s football team, being scouted by division one colleges, and on track to have a carefree senior year. But when an accident leaves him with a permanent limp, all of Nash’s present and future plans are destroyed, leaving him bitter, angry, and unrecognizable from the person he used to be. Facing a new school year with her new body, Tallulah is out to seek revenge on Nash’s cruelty. All does not go according to plan, though, and Tallulah and Nash unexpectedly find themselves falling for each other. But with all the pain resting in each of their hearts, can their love survive?

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Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Author : Abbi Glines
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2018-08-21
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9781534403918


Finding The Plot

Finding The Plot

“Plot”, writes Peter Brooks, “is so basic to our very experience of reading, and indeed to our articulation of experience in general, that criticism has often passed it over in silence…” (Reading for the Plot, xi). Finding the Plot both explores and helps to redress this critical neglect. The book brings together an international group of scholars to address the nature, effects and specific pleasures of consuming stories. If the central focus is on France and popular literary fiction, the book’s scope – like contemporary fiction itself – observes no national frontiers, and extends across a variety of media. The book addresses both the empirical question of which genres and types of text have been and are most “popular”, and the theoretical questions of how plots work, what pleasures they offer to readers, and why it matters that the plot should not be lost.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Loïc Artiago
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release : 2014-08-11
Total Pages : 345 Pages
ISBN : 9781443865449


Losing The Way

Losing The Way

Richie, a forty year old languages teacher, is lying on a beach in Lanzarote recovering from a traumatic accident. He recalls the events which have brought him here as he reconstructs the latter part of his home and working life: from marriage to the neurotic Matty, and job success in a secondary school; to a painful divorce and professional burn-out. He takes us on a rollercoaster ride as we travel with him from the Canaries to Japan, meeting along the way the new woman, new women, new toys and new places he travels to. We watch him slowly piece himself back together as he begins to accept his 'mid-life transition'. "This is not a mid-life crisis!" It is a story which reveals the darker side of our fallen hero whose story is told with humour and understanding, as he pokes fun at himself, those around him and life in general. For anyone entering the teaching profession or for any teacher currently serving or contemplating escape, this is a book which will make you laugh out loud and nod in agreement. And for anyone stuck in a rut, either professionally or on a personal level, Richie might well be the one to help you find your way out.

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Genre : Family & Relationships
Author : Richie Savage
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2010
Total Pages : 343 Pages
ISBN : 9781449086510


Losing The Golden Hour

Losing The Golden Hour

In emergency medicine, ôthe golden hourö is the first hour after injury during which treatment greatly increases survivability. In post-conflict transition terminology, it is the first year after hostilities end. Without steadily improving conditions then, popular support declines and chances for economic, political, and social transformation begin to evaporate. James Stephenson believes we have lost Iraq's golden hour. A veteran of postconflict reconstruction on three continents, he ran the Iraq mission of the Agency for International Development in 2004û05 with more than a thousand employees and expatriate contractors. The Coalition Provisional Authority, which oversaw the largest reconstruction and nation-building exercise ever, was a dysfunctional organization the Department of Defense cobbled together with temporary employees and a few experienced professionals from the State Department and other agencies. Iraqis soon became disillusioned, and the insurgency grew. Losing the Golden Hour tells of hubris, incompetence, courage, fear, and duty. It is about foreign assistance professionals trying to overcome the mistakes of an ill-conceived occupation and help Iraqis create a nation after decades of despair. Neither criticizing nor defending U.S. foreign policy, Stephenson offers an informed assessment of Iraq's future. Selected for the Diplomats and Diplomacy Book Series of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training and Diplomatic and Consular Officers, Retired.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : James Stephenson
Publisher : Potomac Books, Inc.
Release : 2007-10-31
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9781597971515