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The Seamstress And The Wind

The Seamstress And The Wind
Author: César Aira
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811219127
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As he runs wildly amok, Aira captures childhood’s treasures — the reality of the fable and the delirium of invention — in this hilariously funny book. The Seamstress and the Wind is a deliciously laugh-out-loud-funny novel. A seamstress who is sewing a wedding dress for the pregnant local art teacher fears that her son, while playing in a big semitruck, has been accidentally kidnapped and driven off to Patagonia. Completely unhinged, she calls a local taxi to follow the semi in hot pursuit. When her husband finds out what’s happened, he takes off after wife and child. They race not only to the end of the world, but to adventures in desire — where the wild Southern wind falls in love with the seamstress, and a monster child takes up with the truck driver. Interspersed are Aira’s musings about memory and childhood, and his hometown of Coronel Pringles, with a compelling view of the hard lot of this working-class town, situated not far from Buenos Aires.
The Seamstress and the Wind
Language: en
Pages: 132
Authors: César Aira, Rosalie Knecht
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-06-30 - Publisher: New Directions Publishing
As he runs wildly amok, Aira captures childhood’s treasures — the reality of the fable and the delirium of invention — in this hilariously funny book. The Seamstress and the Wind is a deliciously laugh-out-loud-funny novel. A seamstress who is sewing a wedding dress for the pregnant local art teacher fears that her son, while playing in a big semitruck, has been accidentally kidnapped and driven off to Patagonia. Completely unhinged, she calls a local taxi to follow the semi in hot pursuit. When her husband finds out what’s happened, he takes off after wife and child. They race not only to the end of the world, but to adventures in desire — where the wild Southern wind falls in love with the seamstress, and a monster child takes up with the truck driver. Interspersed are Aira’s musings about memory and childhood, and his hometown of Coronel Pringles, with a compelling view of the hard lot of this working-class town, situated not far from Buenos Aires.
The Factory Girl and the Seamstress
Language: en
Pages: 183
Authors: Amal Amireh
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: Psychology Press
First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
The Wind Leaves No Shadow
Language: en
Pages: 361
Authors: Ruth Laughlin
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1951 - Publisher: Caxton Press
Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press An historical novel depicting one woman's fight for power and respect in a world dominated by men; early 19th century Santa Fe.
The Factory Girl and the Seamstress
Language: en
Pages: 239
Authors: Amal M. Amireh
Categories: American fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher:
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The Seamstress; Or, the White Slave of England ... With Fifteen Illustrations, Drawn by Henry Anelay
Language: en
Pages: 134
Authors: George William MacArthur Reynolds
Categories: American fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1853 - Publisher:
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The Seamstress of Hollywood Boulevard
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Erin McGraw
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-08-04 - Publisher: HMH
A Kansas seamstress reinvents herself in Los Angeles, but the past comes back to haunt her, in this “superb, surprising” historical novel (The Seattle Times). At age seventeen, Nell Plat is an unhappily married woman, quick with her needle and wit, but ill-suited to wifely duties like cooking, mothering, and tending to her boorish husband. Unable to shake her dreams of glamour and excitement, she abandons her family and quiet life in Kansas for the hustle, bustle, and glittering lights of Los Angeles. Among the wannabes and celebrities of the silver screen, Nell reinvents herself as Madame Annelle, seamstress to the stars. But just as she begins stitching her way to success, her past shows up on her doorstep, threatening to unravel her carefully crafted ruse. “Meticulously researched” (The A.V. Club) and “vibrant with historical accuracy” (SFGate)—based on the true story of the author’s grandmother—The Seamstress of Hollywood Boulevard is a fascinating look at old Hollywood glamour, gender roles, and the ever-evolving American dream.
Patagonia
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Chris Moss
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-09 - Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Patagonia is the ultimate landscape of the mind. Like Siberia and the Sahara, it has become a metaphor for nothingness and extremity. Its frontiers have stretched beyond the political boundaries of Argentina and Chile to encompass an evocative idea of place. A vast triangle at the southern tip of the New World, this region of barren steppes, soaring peaks and fierce winds was populated by small tribes of hunter-gatherers and roaming nomads when Ferdinand Magellan made landfall in 1520. A fateful moment for the natives, this was the start of an era of adventure and exploration. Soon Sir Francis Drake and John Byron, and sailors from Europe and America, would be exploring Patagonia’s bays and inlets, mapping fjords and channels, whaling, sifting the streams for gold in the endless search for Eldorado. As the land was opened up in the nineteenth century, a crazed Frenchman declared himself King. A group of Welsh families sailed from Liverpool to Northern Patagonia to found a New Jerusalem in the desert. Further down the same river, Butch and Sundance took time out from bank robbing to run a small ranch near the Patagonian Andes. All these, and later travel writers, have left sketches and
Ride the Wind
Language: en
Pages: 241
Authors: Krista Janssen
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-07-01 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster
She was a Scottish horse trainer's daughter. He was a powerful nobleman. Together they would defy their separate worlds. Astride her mare, Deborah MacDonald proved she handled horses better than any lad in her clan's Glencoe home. Accompanying her father to an estate near London, Deborah met aristocratic Cortez Bedford. Drawn to Cort's wild nature, his dark good looks, and intrigued by his magnificent stallion, Pegasus, she never imagined she could capture the heart of this dashing nobleman. Reckless Cort Bedford had staked his entire inheritance on a horse race. Now, he risked the wrath of Pegasus's new Scottish trainer by pursuing his spirited daughter, Deborah. The tempestuous girl had a passion that matched Cort's own, igniting a fire in him, possessing his heart and soul with each searing kiss. But ahead lay a perilous contest in which all could be lost... as ancient tradition and feuding clans threatened to shatter their glorious, untamed love.
Where the Wind Blows Us
Language: en
Pages: 230
Authors: Natasha Lyons
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-10 - Publisher: University of Arizona Press
"This volume unites critical practice with a community-based approach to archaeology and presents an extended case study with the Inuvialuit community of the Canadian Western Arctic, using a multivocal approach that integrates archaeology, ethnography, oral history, and community interviews, and actively working to hear Inuvialuit voices speak about their rich and textured history"--Provided by publisher.
The Lady's Home Magazine of Literature, Art, and Fashion
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Natasha Lyons
Categories: Periodicals
Type: BOOK - Published: 1857 - Publisher:
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