Vernon God Little

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Author: D. B. C. Pierre
ISBN: 9781848421738
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Vernon God Little by D. B. C. Pierre

Original Title: Vernon God Little

A darkly riotous, superbly fast-talking adventure, adapted from the Booker Prize-winning novel. Vernon Little is fifteen years old and lives with his mother in Martirio, a flea-bitten Texan town. His best friend just massacred sixteen of their classmates before killing himself. The town wants vengeance and turns its sights on Vernon, who is arrested at the start of the story. Tanya Ronder's stage adaptation of DBC Pierre's Booker Prizewinning novel was first performed at the Young Vic, London, in 2007, when it was nominated for the Olivier Award for Best New Play. Rufus Norris's production was revived in 2011, in this revised version, as the centrepiece of the Young Vic's celebratory fortieth anniversary season.

A Study Guide For Dbc Pierre S Vernon God Little

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Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1410361748
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A Study Guide For Dbc Pierre S Vernon God Little by Gale, Cengage Learning

Original Title: A Study Guide For Dbc Pierre S Vernon God Little

A Study Guide for DBC Pierre's "Vernon God Little," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary Newsmakers for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary Newsmakers for Students for all of your research needs.

Vernon God Little

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Author: DBC Pierre
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571246087
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Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre

Original Title: Vernon God Little

Named as one of the 100 Best Things in the World by GQ magazine, the riotous adventures of Vernon Gregory Little in small-town Texas and beachfront Mexico mark one of the most spectacular, irreverent and bizarre debuts of the 21st century so far. Its depiction of innocence and simple humanity (all seasoned with a dash of dysfunctional profanity) in an evil world is never less than astonishing. The only novel to be set in the barbecue sauce capital of Central Texas, Vernon God Little suggests that desperate times throw up the most unlikely of heroes. 'A showpiece of superb comic writing . . . Out of the detritus of a morally bankrupt society, Pierre has fashioned a work of comic art.' Sunday Telegraph 'In a just world, this ridiculously funny first novel would come free with every television set . . . Not since reading John Kennedy O'Toole's masterpiece, A Confederacy of Dunces . . . have I laughed so much or felt such sheer delight at the discovery of a wholly fresh comic voice . . . this novel reads like a modern day fairytale.' Mail on Sunday

Adolescence In The Catcher In The Rye And Vernon God Little A Comparison

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Author: Katrin Karle
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3656242097
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Adolescence In The Catcher In The Rye And Vernon God Little A Comparison by Katrin Karle

Original Title: Adolescence In The Catcher In The Rye And Vernon God Little A Comparison

Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,0, University of Frankfurt (Main) (Amerikanistik), course: 20th Century Adoles/Scenes, language: English, abstract: The term “adolescence” describes the phase of life between late childhood and adulthood. It contains not only the physical maturation but particularly the psychological and mental development from a child to an autonomous, responsible adult. Also literature has ever and anon created adolescent protagonists who have to deal with typical problems of coming of age. A prime example for such a novel of initiation is “The Catcher in the Rye”. This novel nearly fulfils all aspects a novel of initiation has to deal with. Although “The Catcher in the Rye” was published sixty years ago, it still finds general approval to people all over the world. Another very successful novel of initiation is DBC Pierre‟s “Vernon God Little” which was written in 2003 and won the Man Booker Prize in the same year. The Daily Mail described the 15-year old protagonist Vernon Gregory Little as “one of the most engaging narrators since Catcher in the Rye ́s Holden Caulfield”1 and Sam Sifton from the New York Times says that Vernon Gregory Little is a “Holden Caulfield on Ritalin”2. There is no doubt that these two novels have considerable similarities: In both novels, the main character is a male adolescent who tells his story as a first person narrator. Both stories have their sets in the United States and both deal with issues concerning adolescence. I want to research which further similarities these two books have, in particular concerning adolescence. Therefore I am going to take a deeper look into typical issues these two adolescents have to deal with. First of all, I am going to give a short overview about the plot to the reader so the reader understands further issues of my work. Then, I will examine typical signs for adolescence like external and internal conflicts and language use of the protagonists of “Vernon God Little” and “The Catcher in the Rye” as well as the historical context of these two books. I am going to examine all these aspects in order to find out how the two novels explore the problems associated with adolescence and the narrators‟ messages regarding society.

Catcher In The Rye And Vernon God Little Comparison Between Classic And Contemporary Novel Of Initiation

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Author: Felix Bellermann
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ISBN: 3638737578
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Catcher In The Rye And Vernon God Little Comparison Between Classic And Contemporary Novel Of Initiation by Felix Bellermann

Original Title: Catcher In The Rye And Vernon God Little Comparison Between Classic And Contemporary Novel Of Initiation

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2004 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 2,0, Universität Potsdam, 5 + 6 online Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Vernon God Little” was written in 2003 by D.B.C. Pierre. It won The Man Booker Prize in in the same year. Since the novel about the teenager Vernon Little has its setting in the United States, in Texas, to be more precise in a small town by the name of Martirio, one might assume it was written by an American author. Additionally, Finlay was already an internationally published cartoonist and designer before he started writing his novel. “Vernon God Little” is a contemporary satire on American society in its first decade of the new millenium. Furthermore, it can be categorized as a novel of initiation.Its protagonist Vernon Little finds himself in the blurry state of a teenager- not yet a real grown up man, neither a boy, only just starting to be confronted with life ́s realities. Because of its recent date of publication there is no secondary literature on “Vernon God Little” to be found. There are articles on the web that did provide me with at least some background information. Why these two novels? “The Catcher in the Rye” is probably the greatest classic of novels about adolsecents in American post-war literature. The novel became mandatory reading and was included in reading lists of schools and colleges. It was very successful even in Korea and Israel, was forbidden in Australia and became a mandatory lpart of the curriculum in German schools. (vgl. Neis 1982, 8-9) Its reception was and still is, coined by controversy. Its critics have felt offended by the liberalism and the obvious social critcism that Salinger ́s work conveys. There are still, more than fifty years after its first being publishied, new ways of interpreting Catcher. These two novels have certain fundamental similarities. On the one hand, they both share a fairly critical outlook on the society of the time they are written in. On the other, the observer in both cases is a boy at the brink of society to the adult world. This means, subject and object in both novels share the same formal outline – I intend to compare these outlines and figure out if the classic and the newcomer have the same shape. Since The Catcher in the Rye is widely known novel I will not discuss or reproduce its contents. Instead, I will concentrate on and offer insight into D.B.C. Pierre ́s “Vernon God Little” in the first part of my work, then I will compare the two novels.

Litpop Writing And Popular Music

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Author: Rachel Carroll
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317104196
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Litpop Writing And Popular Music by Rachel Carroll

Original Title: Litpop Writing And Popular Music

Bringing together exciting new interdisciplinary work from emerging and established scholars in the UK and beyond, Litpop addresses the question: how has writing past and present been influenced by popular music, and vice versa? Contributions explore how various forms of writing have had a crucial role to play in making popular music what it is, and how popular music informs ’literary’ writing in diverse ways. The collection features musicologists, literary critics, experts in cultural studies, and creative writers, organised in three themed sections. ’Making Litpop’ explores how hybrids of writing and popular music have been created by musicians and authors. ’Thinking Litpop’ considers what critical or intellectual frameworks help us to understand these hybrid cultural forms. Finally, ’Consuming Litpop’ examines how writers deal with music’s influence, how musicians engage with literary texts, and how audiences of music and writing understand their own role in making ’Litpop’ happen. Discussing a range of genres and periods of writing and popular music, this unique collection identifies, theorizes, and problematises connections between different forms of expression, making a vital contribution to popular musicology, and literary and cultural studies.

Petit Mal

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Author: DBC Pierre
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571298400
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Petit Mal by DBC Pierre

Original Title: Petit Mal

"If rape or arson, poison or the knife Has wove no pleasing patterns in the stuff Of this drab canvas we accept as life - It is because we are not bold enough!" Charles Baudelaire If you are familiar with the explosive End Times Trilogy (Vernon God Little, Ludmila's Broken English, Lights Out in Wonderland) by DBC Pierre, you will be well-acclimatised to the heady heights traversed in this collection. Drawing on memoir and a life lived in pursuit of sensation, but always ignited by the flame of fiction, Petit Mallegories take us further into the imagination of one of the most radically original prose stylists of the past decade. Accompanied by dozens of illustrations and photographic 'evidence', the stories here inhabit worlds defined by appetite, excess and transcendence. Whether through food, drink, sex, drugs, or a fantastic cocktail of all four, the impulse in this book is towards epiphany. And the inevitable hangover that follows. But even that (or those) in the world of DBC Pierre can be nourishing.

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