Ghostwritten

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Author: David Mitchell
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1844568830
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Ghostwritten by David Mitchell


Original Title: Ghostwritten

Winner of the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. A magnificent achievement and an engrossing experience, David Mitchell's first novel announced the arrival of one of the most exciting writers of the twenty-first century. An apocalyptic cult member carries out a gas attack on a rush-hour metro, but what links him to a jazz buff in downtown Tokyo? Or to a Mongolian gangster, a woman on a holy mountain who talks to a tree, and a late night New York DJ? Set at the fugitive edges of Asia and Europe, Ghostwritten weaves together a host of characters, their interconnected destinies determined by the inescapable forces of cause and effect.

Ghostwritten A Novel

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Author: David Mitchell
Publisher: P D
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Ghostwritten A Novel by David Mitchell


Original Title: Ghostwritten A Novel

A magnificent achievement and an utterly engrossing experience, Ghostwritten is a novel set at the fugitive edges of Asia and Europe, featuring a whole host of characters. An apocalyptic cult member carries out a gas attack on a rush-hour metro, but what connects him to a jazz buff in downtown Tokyo? A woman on a holy mountain talks to a tree - and the tree talks back - unaware of the effect the financial irregularities of a burnt-out lawyer will have on her life. A Mongolian gangster, a redundant English spy in Saint Petersburg with a knack for forging masterpieces, a despondent 'zookeeper', a nuclear scientist, a ghostwriter, a ghost, and a late night New York DJ whose hard-boiled scepticism has been his undoing - all have tales to tell. Add to this saxophones and causality, Buddha, cherry blossoms, island cities, a mind unhooked from memory, the Trans Siberian Express, hidden narratives of the new world's order, circles and roulette in London, 'The White Album', Baggins...

Metafiction And David Mitchell S Ghostwritten

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Author: Benjamin D. Hagen
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ISBN: 9781109815467
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Metafiction And David Mitchell S Ghostwritten by Benjamin D. Hagen


Original Title: Metafiction And David Mitchell S Ghostwritten

This study explores the metafictional devices in English novelist David Mitchell's first book Ghostwritten (1999). More specifically, it attempts to demonstrate how these devices develop the "ghostwriting" metaphor Mitchell applies to the literary construct of fiction in general and the experiential construct of reality. The thesis also attempts to position Mitchell in a tradition of post-Joycean metafiction, illustrating how he belongs to a group of young authors writing more conventional realistic fiction while still retaining the self-conscious elements of their predecessors. Futhermore, this study offers brief examinations of his other three novels and how they fit in relation to his first novel.

Ghost Written By Picard The Cat

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Author: Donald I. Templeman
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595811014
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Ghost Written By Picard The Cat by Donald I. Templeman


Original Title: Ghost Written By Picard The Cat

From the descriptive styles which mirror 19th Century Romanticism to the bold starkness of contemporary dialects, these stories offer myriad insights into the many facets of the masculine soul. These are not cat stories. Well actually there is one. But for the most part this is a collection of first person narratives in short fiction which are certain to leave the reader begging to dialogue with every page. As with his powerful and imaginative science fiction novels, The Last Champion of Earth and The Planet of Mortal Worship, Donald Templeman entertains, stuns and unveils lurid insights into the human condition with every keystroke. "Author Templeman is a skilled writer and accomplished storyteller"-WRITER'S DIGEST 12TH ANNUAL BOOK AWARDS

Postmodernism And Time In David Mitchell S Ghostwritten And Cloud Atlas

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Author: Hoo-Ting Miranda Li
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ISBN: 9781361027806
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Postmodernism And Time In David Mitchell S Ghostwritten And Cloud Atlas by Hoo-Ting Miranda Li


Original Title: Postmodernism And Time In David Mitchell S Ghostwritten And Cloud Atlas

This dissertation, "Postmodernism and Time in David Mitchell's Ghostwritten and Cloud Atlas" by Hoo-ting, Miranda, Li, 李浩婷, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. Abstract: This dissertation explores the multiple temporalities David Mitchell employs in one of his earlier works, Ghostwritten and one of his most popular works, Cloud Atlas. The theoretical works of Jean-Francois Lyotard, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Henri Bergson will be the backdrop that frames my analysis of Mitchell's postmodern novels. I argue that Mitchell does not intend to conclusively end his stories, as time has proven to be a variegated concept that assumes different forms. With an undefined timeline, Mitchell is able to utilize "clock time," cyclical time and internal time to demonstrate how his characters react to the various temporalities. First, I align Lyotard's loss of a meta-narrative with Mitchell's portrayal of lost time for his characters. Next, Nietzsche's concept of "Eternal Recurrence" is echoed in how Mitchell structures his novels in a temporal loop. Finally, I analyze how Bergson's theory of "duration" resembles some of Mitchell's characters' foray into an internal consciousness that may allow them to find some form of resolution. For Mitchell, the past, present and future bear significance, as he explores how temporalities may function within his novels. By comparing and contrasting Ghostwritten and Cloud Atlas, I will assert that Mitchell utilizes "clock time" to remind his characters that time is a powerful agent that continues with or without them, while external cyclical time highlights humans' predatory nature; however, internal "psychological time" is an opportunity for characters to seek enlightenment and move towards a better future. In conclusion, I prove that Mitchell is hopeful for some of his characters' indeterminate futures as they accept "clock time," that recurs in a temporal loop, through experiencing an "internal time" that could potentially enlighten them. DOI: 10.5353/th_b5677087

David Mitchell

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Author: Sarah Dillon
Publisher: Gylphi Limited
ISBN: 1780240031
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David Mitchell by Sarah Dillon


Original Title: David Mitchell

The outcome of the first international conference on David Mitchell's writing, this collection of critical essays focuses on his first three novels - 'Ghostwritten', 'number9dream' and 'Cloud Atlas' - to provide an analysis of Mitchell's complex narrative techniques and the literary, political and cultural implications of his work.

A Temporary Future The Fiction Of David Mitchell

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Author: Patrick O'Donnell
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1441116133
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A Temporary Future The Fiction Of David Mitchell by Patrick O'Donnell


Original Title: A Temporary Future The Fiction Of David Mitchell

Having emerged as one the leading contemporary British writers, David Mitchell is rapidly taking his place amongst British novelists with the gravitas of an Ishiguro or a McEwan. Written for a wide constituency of readers of contemporary literature, A Temporary Future: The Fiction of David Mitchell explores Mitchell's main concerns-including those of identity, history, language, imperialism, childhood, the environment, and ethnicity-across the six novels published so far, as well as his protean ability to write in multiple and diverse genres. It places Mitchell in the tradition of Murakami, Sebald, and Rushdie-writers whose works explore narrative in an age of globalization and cosmopolitanism. Patrick O'Donnell traces the through-lines of Mitchell's work from ghostwritten to The Bone Clocks and, with a chapter on each of the six novels, charts the evolution of Mitchell's fictional project.

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