Balancing the Books

Balancing the Books

If God is just another accountant, so too is the natural world; Haiti's beauty suggests that “nature held a balance and kept a book and offered a recompense for the torn limbs and outraged hearts [of slave laborers] even if man did not” ...

Author: Erik Dussere

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136711770

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 172

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Balancing the Books represents a sophisticated examination of the ongoing engagement of American literature with the economies of slavery through the works of William Faulkner and Toni Morrison. Both Faulkner and Morrison write about the relationship between race, identity, and history, and about how the legacies of slavery linger in the lives and actions of their characters, although the narrative strategies through which they render these themes ultimately diverge. Dussere brings considerations of debt and repayment, exchange and accounting, and capital and the market-concepts inseparable from any consideration of race in the construction of the American nation-into dialogue with the work of Faulkner and Morrison to produce an outstanding work of literary and cultural criticism.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Observations on balancing books Eighth edition

Observations on balancing books     Eighth edition

ITALIAN SYSTEM . keeper has gone through in making out the balance sheet . In balancing by the English system , Book to be correctly posted , and ascertained by a person interested in the result , even this is no proof of correctness ...

Author: Edward Thomas Jones


ISBN: BL:A0025188783


Page: 36

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David Foster Wallace s Balancing Books

David Foster Wallace s Balancing Books

VALUE, GROUND, AND BALANCING BOOKS ... The Pale King proved to be thematically and formally concerned with balance books—perhaps it constituted a kind of ledger for American culture, assessing its credits and debits.1 That Wallace would ...

Author: Jeffrey Severs

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231543118

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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What do we value? Why do we value it? And in a neoliberal age, can morality ever displace money as the primary means of defining value? These are the questions that drove David Foster Wallace, a writer widely credited with changing the face of contemporary fiction and moving it beyond an emotionless postmodern irony. Jeffrey Severs argues in David Foster Wallace's Balancing Books that Wallace was also deeply engaged with the social, political, and economic issues of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. A rebellious economic thinker, Wallace satirized the deforming effects of money, questioned the logic of the monetary system, and saw the world through the lens of value's many hidden and untapped meanings. In original readings of all of Wallace's fiction, from The Broom of the System and Infinite Jest to his story collections and The Pale King, Severs reveals Wallace to be a thoroughly political writer whose works provide an often surreal history of financial crises and economic policies. As Severs demonstrates, the concept of value occupied the intersection of Wallace's major interests: economics, work, metaphysics, mathematics, and morality. Severs ranges from the Great Depression and the New Deal to the realms of finance, insurance, and taxation to detail Wallace's quest for balance and grace in a world of excess and entropy. Wallace showed characters struggling to place two feet on the ground and restlessly sought to "balance the books" of a chaotic culture. Explaining why Wallace's work has galvanized a new phase in contemporary global literature, Severs draws connections to key Wallace forerunners Don DeLillo, Thomas Pynchon, and William Gaddis, as well as his successors—including Dave Eggers, Teddy Wayne, Jonathan Lethem, and Zadie Smith—interpreting Wallace's legacy in terms of finance, the gift, and office life.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The English system of balancing books

The English system of balancing books

In balancing by the English system , the book- To accomplish this imperfect mode of balancing , keeper cannot need the aid of another person , for the the clerks in every counting - house have frequently Balance Sheet is arranged in ...

Author: Edward Thomas Jones


ISBN: OXFORD:590546434



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Authorship s Wake

Authorship  s Wake

30 Jeffrey Severs, David Foster Wallace's Balancing Books: Fictions of Value (New York: Columbia University Press, 2017), 66. 31 David Hering, “Thinking about David Foster Wallace, Misogyny and Scholarship,” Bloomsbury Literary Studies ...

Author: Philip Sayers

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501367687

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Authorship's Wake examines the aftermath of the 1960s critique of the author, epitomized by Roland Barthes's essay, “The Death of the Author.” This critique has given rise to a body of writing that confounds generic distinctions separating the literary and the theoretical. Its archive consists of texts by writers who either directly participated in this critique, as Barthes did, or whose intellectual formation took place in its immediate aftermath. These writers include some who are known primarily as theorists (Judith Butler), others known primarily as novelists (Zadie Smith, David Foster Wallace), and yet others whose texts are difficult to categorize (the autofiction of Chris Kraus, Sheila Heti, and Ben Lerner; the autotheory of Maggie Nelson). These writers share not only a central motivating question – how to move beyond the critique of the author-subject – but also a way of answering it: by writing texts that merge theoretical concerns with literary discourse. Authorship's Wake traces the responses their work offers in relation to four themes: communication, intention, agency, and labor.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Complete Book on Balancing in Contract Bridge

The Complete Book on Balancing in Contract Bridge

The cost of not balancing can be huge, but you must weigh the cost of passing against the cost of bidding and getting a bad result. Lawrence's discussion of hand evaluation and planning a balancing auction goes beyond generic rules.

Author: Mike Lawrence

Publisher: Baron/Barclay Bridge Supplies

ISBN: 093946070X

Category: Games

Page: 451

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This revised and expanded edition examines bridge auctions where the opponents bid something and you have the opportunity to either let them have it or to balance. The cost of not balancing can be huge, but you must weigh the cost of passing against the cost of bidding and getting a bad result. Lawrence's discussion of hand evaluation and planning a balancing auction goes beyond generic rules. Hundreds of examples help you develop judgment
Categories: Games

21 Days Steps Keys The Complete Book Series to Better Balance

21 Days  Steps   Keys  The Complete Book Series to Better Balance

As time passed, I began to document the observations and insights I was experiencing, and 15 years later the books began to appear. In my first book, 21 Days to Better Balance, I introduced 21 themes to help readers connect with ...

Author: Michael Thomas Sunnarborg

Publisher: Michael Thomas Sunnarborg

ISBN: 9780985450373

Category: Self-Help

Page: 186

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Are you seeking more balance in your life? Is there an aspect of your relationships you'd like to change and don't know where to start? Do you find it difficult to balance priorities between family and friends while supporting your career? Join author and wellness coach Michael Thomas Sunnarborg as he guides you through his powerful, yet poignant, three-book series designed to help you find better balance in your career, relationships, and life. This book contains the entire text of 21 Days to Better Balance, 21 Steps to Better Relationships, and 21 Keys to Work/Life Balance in their entirety.
Categories: Self-Help

The Book of Balance

The Book of Balance

PARAVIEW POCKET BOOKS are traditionally published books co-published by Paraview and Simon & Schuster's Pocket Books. PARAVIEW PRESS and PARAVIEW SPECIAL EDITIONS use digital print-on-demand technology to create original paperbacks for ...

Author: Yasuhiko Genku Kimura

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781616406479

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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"The Book of Balance" is a modern, visionary translation of the classic ancient text Tao Teh Ching.
Categories: Religion

The Perpetual Balance Or Book keeping by Double Entry Etc

The Perpetual Balance  Or  Book keeping by Double Entry  Etc

DAY - BOOK . Reference ) to Subsidiary Books . LONDON , 28th FEBRUARY , 1812 . . £ || £ s . d.ll £ s . d . Dr.Cr. Amount brought forward || 1294 8 4 | 3887 2 0 Tolio . Folio To Accounts Receivable . 1 24th . - James Robson , received in ...

Author: John LAMBERT (Writer on Book-Keeping.)


ISBN: BL:A0018173398


Page: 104

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Upsetting the Balance Worldwar Book Three

Upsetting the Balance  Worldwar  Book Three

Read sample chapters of every new book, special features on selected authors and books, news and announcernents, readers” reviews, browse Del Rey's complete online catalog and rnore. • Sign up for the Del Rey internet Newsletter [DRIN), ...

Author: Harry Turtledove

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780345453631

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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Russia, Communist China, Japan, Nazi Germany, the United States: they began World War II as mortal enemies. But suddenly their only hope for survival—never mind victory—was to unite to stop a mighty foe—one whose frightening technology appeared invincible. Far worse beings than the Nazis were loose. From Warsaw to Moscow to China's enemy-occupied Forbidden City, the nations of the world had been forced into an uneasy alliance since humanity began its struggle against overwhelming odds. In Germany, where the banshee wail of hostile jets screamed across the land, caches of once-forbidden weapons were unearthed, and unthinkable tactics were employed against the enemy. Brilliantly innovative military strategists confronted challenges unprecedented in the history of warfare. Even as lack of fuel forced people back to horse and carriage, physicists worked feverishly to create the first nuclear bombs—with horrifying results. City after city joined the atomic pyre as the planet erupted in fiery ruins. Yet the crisis continued—on land, sea, and in the air—as humanity writhed in global combat. The tactics of daredevil guerrillas everywhere became increasingly ingenious against a superior foe whose desperate retaliation would grow ever more fearsome. No one had ever put the United States, or the world, in such deadly danger. But if the carnage and annihilation ever stopped, would there be any pieces to pick up?
Categories: Fiction