Mac and His Problem

Mac and His Problem

And since I didn't want to tell him that I'd merely flicked through Walter and His
Problem, neither did I care to bring up the matter of the ghastly, exhausting,
insufferable (when not just drunkenly rambling) paragraphs, which he had
justified at ...

Author: Enrique Vila-Matas

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473554054

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Enrique Vila-Matas’s new novel is perhaps his greatest: 'playful and funny and among the best Spanish novelists' (Colm Tóibín) Mac is not writing a novel. He is writing a diary, which no one will ever read. At over sixty, and recently unemployed, Mac is a beginner, a novice, an apprentice – delighted by the themes of repetition and falsification, and humbly armed with an encyclopaedic knowledge of literature. Mac's wife, Carmen, thinks he is simply wasting his time and in danger of sliding further into depression and idleness. But Mac persists, diligently recording his daily walks through the neighbourhood. It is the hottest summer Barcelona has seen in over one hundred years. Soon, despite his best intentions (not to write a novel), Mac begins to notice that life is exhibiting strange literary overtones and imitating fragments of plot. As he sizzles in the heatwave, he becomes ever more immersed in literature – a literature haunted by death but alive with the sheer pleasure of writing. Intricate, erudite and practically fizzing on the page, Mac and His Problem is a masterpiece of metafiction and a testament to the power and playfulness of great literature.
Categories: Fiction

Mac s Problem

Mac s Problem

Or is life imitating the stories? As the novel progresses, Mac becomes more adrift from reality, and both he and we become ever more immersed in literature: a literature haunted by death, but alive with the sheer pleasure of writing.

Author: Enrique Vila-Matas

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811227339

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 183

Enrique Vila-Matas’s new novel is perhaps his greatest: “playful and funny and among the best Spanish novelists” (Colm Tóibín) Mac is currently unemployed and lives on his wife’s earnings from her furniture restoration business. An avid reader, he decides at the age of sixty to keep a diary. Mac’s wife, Carmen, a dyslexic born of dyslexic parents, thinks he is simply wasting his time and risking sliding further into depression—but Mac persists, and is determined that this diary will not turn into a novel. However, one day, he has a chance encounter with a near neighbor, a highly successful author who once wrote a collection of enigmatic, willfully obscure stories. Mac decides that, while he will not write his own stories, he will read, revise, and improve his neighbor’s, which are mostly narrated by a ventriloquist who has lost the ability to speak in different voices. As Mac embarks on this task, he finds that the stories have a strange way of imitating life. Or is life imitating the stories? As the novel progresses, Mac becomes stranger and more adrift from reality, and both he and we become ever more immersed in literature: a literature haunted by death, but alive with the sheer pleasure of writing.
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The MAC Flyer

The MAC Flyer

A Navy P - 3 pilot was having trouble understanding radio transmissions , and
had recently experienced two episodes of vertigo on takeoff after rapid head
movements . Some members of his crew were aware of his problem , but neither
he nor ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D00685502O

Category: Aeronautics, Military

Page:

View: 341

Categories: Aeronautics, Military

The K system MAC 1 Trouble shooting Trainer

The K system MAC 1 Trouble shooting Trainer

Illustrative Problem A clearer picture of how the MAC - 1 Trainer simulates K -
System malfunctions and how the Trainer ... him the green light ( located at the
left - hand side of the top panel ) ; this would indicate that he had solved his
problem .

Author: Robert Stanton French

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D03543984X

Category: Aids to air navigation

Page: 25

View: 433

Categories: Aids to air navigation

Translation and notes

Translation and notes

Mac Ronan , Eoghan .m . Aedh rinn , 193 . Mac Ronan , Caeilte .m . Crunnchu ,
100 , 101—265 passim ; his historical lore , 165 ; his spear - trimming , 219 ; his
hardest two days , 221 ; in sídh na mban , 222 sqq .; his problem to S. Patrick ,
242 ...

Author: Standish Hayes O'Grady

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924088037654

Category: English literature

Page:

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A collection of hagiology, legend, Ossianic lore, and fiction.
Categories: English literature

Silva Gadelica I XXXI Translations and notes

Silva Gadelica  I XXXI   Translations and notes

Mac Ronan , Eoghan .m . Aedh rinn , 193 . Mac Ronan , Caeilte .m . Crunnchu ,
100 , 101—265 passim ; his historical lore , 165 ; his spear - trimming , 219 ; his
hardest two days , 221 ; in sidh na mban , 222 sqq . ; his problem to S. Patrick ...

Author: Standish Hayes O'Grady

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:319510016716901

Category: English literature

Page: 1020

View: 762

Categories: English literature

Eastside

Eastside

When Jr left Sharonda's house he went right to the only one he knew he could
talk to about his problems and that person was “Mac”. When Jr got to Mac's
house there was a group of young and older guys in the yard shooting dice,
smoking ...

Author: Garrison Johnson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462852491

Category: Fiction

Page: 55

View: 763

East Side is a story about a young boy from a good family who got involved with gangs in Los Angeles. The story tells how the boy goes from good to worse because he did not have a father to set rules in the house. When he went to school he was introduced to gangs, Crips on the west side, Bloods on the eastside. They were rivals, but only over territory at first. Then drugs came into the scene, and the young boys used the drugs to make money. Then they saw how much money they were making and wondered why people were buying them. The young boys became curious, so they also began using the drugs. Then, they ended up stealing, robbing, and even killing for the drugs. This habit of allowing chemicals to alter their mindset and destroyed family, people, and many lives. The drugs took control. The gangs had other gangs fights over who could sell drugs and where at. The Crips started having division within themselves. It was like a drug war, a family war, and war within yourself. So many kids had their lives ended: buried, in jail, or in hospitals. This went on for a number of years, and it is still happening to this day. East Side tells of the reality of drug use and gang affiliation.
Categories: Fiction

Moral Development and Reality

Moral Development and Reality

The focus of the meeting was the problem reported by 15-year-old Mac, one of
the group members. Mac had resisted and yelled profanities at a staff member
who, in accordance with institutional policy, had begun to inspect his carrying
bag.

Author: John C. Gibbs

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199976171

Category: Psychology

Page: 355

View: 153

Revised edition of the author's Moral development & reality: beyond the theories of Kohlberg and Hoffman, published in 2010.
Categories: Psychology

The Quiet Furies

The Quiet Furies

The other Mac K . had all the recollections of self except those that would remind
him that he had failed in some ... Mac K . , however , had adopted a solution to his
problem that was destined to fail , primarily because Mac was only partly ready ...

Author: Elton B. McNeil

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UOM:39015072209136

Category: Mental illness

Page: 207

View: 749

Categories: Mental illness

Doyles Casebook

Doyles Casebook

Hearing his name Inspector Peter (Mac) Mackintosh, looked up from what he was
doing to see 'Curly' (Charles Denver, Desk Sergeant) standing in the entrance to
his office. “Problem Sarg?” questioned Mac. “Yea, Tommy's been shot,” replied ...

Author: Ann Brady

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780957494176

Category:

Page: 204

View: 398

Categories:

Blood Money

Blood Money

“So how does that work, what do we do, give him his money back?” “My sweet ...
When Matt entered the cell, B0 was already standing and greeted him with a
powerful backhand that landed across his right eye. ... Go, tell Mac it's his
problem.

Author: Keith Deaver

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469188966

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 289

Clarence E. Bownen nicknamed Bo was the only child of a strange couple. His mothers father was one of the wealthiest people in Bos small town. His father had begun a life of crime to help support his siblings at a very young age. Sent to the finest Catholic school, the child genius also studied his fathers mistakes as a criminal. Weighing his options, Bo decided that he would be retired by the time his classmates fi nish college. With help from his fathers only friend, Bo and his felon partner George dive into a world of money and power beyond Bos wildest dreams.
Categories: Fiction

Yearbook

Yearbook

Finding the underlying problem takes ingenuity , careful observation and
patience . ... If I cannot help Mac resolve his problem by a method that is
inconspicuous , then I had better refer Mac to a specialist . being unmaough she
dithe p And ...

Author: New York Society for the Experimental Study of Education

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3097994

Category:

Page:

View: 804

Categories:

Mundo Maya

Mundo Maya

He had started to think Mac and his team must be so caught up in working on
their new discoveries that they'd have long ... Mac had been with the depth of
Kevin's re- search, his insights into the problem, and perhaps most surprising to
the old ...

Author: Jay Hersh

Publisher: Jay Hersh

ISBN: 9781432706142

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 685

While vacationing in Belize, a trio of American archeologists tour the ancient Mayan site of Caracol. While they are there archeologists at the site make a discovery which draws the trio into a search for a lost city deep in the jungles of Belize. In their search they find a priceless treasure and become the instruments by which the revenge of a long dead Mayan king is exacted.
Categories: Fiction

Captain Mac

Captain Mac

Mac was glad to have his camera handy, because he wanted to take pictures.
Mac understood Commander Peary's plan for traveling out on the polar sea. The
group would be ... than Mac dreamed possible. But he had one problemhis feet
.

Author: Mary Morton Cowan

Publisher: Boyds Mills Press

ISBN: 9781629791746

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 739

From 1908 until 1954, Donald Baxter MacMillan spent nearly 50 years exploring the Arctic—longer than anyone else. Growing up near the ocean, and orphaned by 12, MacMillan forged an adventurous life. Mary Morton Cowan focuses on the vital role MacMillan played in Robert Peary's 1908-09 North Pole Expedition, as well as his relationships with explorers Peary, Matthew Henson, and Richard Byrd. She follows his long and distinguished career, including daring adventures, contributions to environmental science and to the cultural understanding of eastern Arctic natives. Working closely with the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum at Bowdoin College, Cowan showcases many MacMillan documents and archival photographs, many MacMillan's own in this winner of the John Burroughs Nature Books for Young Readers Award.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Mr Mac and Me

Mr Mac and Me

'Her sister's in trouble again.' And he shakes his head. 'MacNair?' I guess. 'Aye.'
Mac's soaked his paper in a wash of green. 'He's no money, that's the problem.
Although, too often there seems to be enough for him to have a drink.' He paints ...

Author: Esther Freud

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408857205

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 816

Thomas Maggs, the son of the local publican, lives with his parents and sister in a village on the Suffolk coast in 1914. He is the youngest child, and the only son surviving. Life is quiet – shaped by the seasons, fishing and farming and the summer visitors. Then one day a mysterious Scotsman arrives. To Thomas he looks for all the world like a detective, in his black cape and hat of felted wool, and the way he puffs on his pipe as if he's Sherlock Holmes. Mac is what the locals call him when they whisper about him in the inn. And whisper they do, for he sets off on his walks at unlikely hours, and stops to examine the humblest flowers. He is seen on the beach, staring out across the waves as if he's searching for clues. But Mac isn't a detective, he's the architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and together with his red-haired artist wife, they soon become a source of fascination and wonder to Thomas. Yet just as Thomas and Mac's friendship begins to blossom, war with Germany is declared. The summer guests flee and are replaced by regiments of soldiers on their way to Belgium, and as the brutality of war weighs increasingly heavily on this coastal community, they become more suspicious of Mac and his curious behaviour... In this tender and compelling story of an unlikely friendship, Esther Freud paints a vivid portrait of a home front community during the First World War, and of a man who was one of the most brilliant and misunderstood artists of his generation.
Categories: Fiction

For the Love of Magic

For the Love of Magic

Mac added, “with his badge and gun and all his passionate energy focused on
protecting the fine citizens of Spellbound ... “Then the protestors can be his
problem.” “Are you not going to go see Mother?” Mac asked. “She knows where I
live.

Author: Janet Chapman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101624487

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 120

New York Times bestselling author Janet Chapman welcomes you back to Spellbound Falls, where love and magic can conquer anything…usually. After forty years of marriage, Rana Oceanus has done the unthinkable and run away from her mighty, magical husband. Not that she ran very far, having purchased a house in Spellbound Falls right on the shore of the Bottomless Sea, where she intends to prepare for the scariest battle of her life. The only flaw in her plan, however, is that she is still very much in love with Titus… Shocked and deeply shaken that his wife really has left him—though he still can’t fathom why—Titus sets out to win her back. But when grand gestures of his esteem don’t seem to further his cause, he conjures up some of his original courtship magic. But his plan backfires when Titus discovers that dealing with demons is far less threatening than the little secret his very mortal wife has been keeping from him...
Categories: Fiction

The Trial

The Trial

Mac asked. “His name is George Doolittle III, but my sister calls him Skip. He's a
chemist who has been on the job since January.” “The judge thought he was a
pathologist. Is there a problem with his credentials or training?” “No, but when he
 ...

Author: Robert Whitlow

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781418512491

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 421

A lawyer ready to die takes one final case...the trial of his life. Attorney Kent "Mac" MacClain has nothing left to live for. Nine years after the horrific accident that claimed the life of his wife and two sons, he's finally given up. His empty house is a mirror for his empty soul, it seems suicide is his only escape. And then the phone rings. Angela Hightower, the beautiful heiress and daughter of the most powerful man in Dennison Springs, has been found dead at the bottom of a ravine. The accused killer, Peter Thomason, needs a lawyer. But Mac has come up against the Hightowers and their ruthless, high-powered lawyers before -- an encounter that left his practice and reputation reeling. The evidence pointing to Thomason's guilt seems insurmountable. Is Mac defending an ingenious psychopath, or has Thomason been framed--possibly by a member of the victim's family? It comes down to one last trial. For Thomason, the opponent is the electric chair. For Mac, it is his own tormented past--a foe that will prove every bit as deadly.
Categories: Fiction

Mac OS X Snow Leopard for Power Users

Mac OS X Snow Leopard for Power Users

John Gruber, in his post “Smart Crash Reports” (http://daringfireball.net/2006/ 01/
smart_crash_reports) on his widely read Mac blog Daring Fireball, explains
another big problem with Input Managers: Input managers are loaded by most
Mac ...

Author: Scott Granneman

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781430230311

Category: Computers

Page: 480

View: 842

Mac OS X Snow Leopard for Power Users: Advanced Capabilities and Techniques is for Mac OS X users who want to go beyond the obvious, the standard, and the easy. If want to dig deeper into Mac OS X and maximize your skills and productivity using the world's slickest and most elegant operating system, then this is the book for you. Written by Scott Granneman, an experienced teacher, developer, and consultant, Mac OS X for Power Users helps you push Mac OS X to the max, unveiling advanced techniques and options that you may have not known even existed. Create custom workflows and apps with Automator, run Windows programs and even Windows itself without dual-booting, and sync data on your hard drive, on your phone, and in the cloud—learn all of these techniques and more. This is not a book that talks down to you; Mac OS X for Power Users is an essential book for experienced Mac users who are smart enough to know there is more to be known, and are ready to become power users.
Categories: Computers

Mary Mac s Tea Room

Mary Mac s Tea Room

My good friends Ruth and Ruby Crawford gave me a solution for my problem with
their mother's wise advice to ... Hank's love for Mary Mac's Tea Room, his keen
business sense, and his unique ability to listen and solve problems, as well as ...

Author: John Ferrell

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449400485

Category: Cooking

Page: 208

View: 436

In Mary Mac's Tea Room, author and owner John Ferrell brings together over 100 classic recipes from this venerable institution of Southern comfort food. When Mary Mac's opened in 1945, it was one of 16 tea rooms around Atlanta, Georgia. More than 70 years later, it stands alone in carrying on the tradition of bringing great Southern cooking to everyone from blue collar workers to celebrities. Now you can bring home many of the restaurant's famed recipes, along with richly illustrated photography, old menus, postcards, and artwork from its magnificent history.
Categories: Cooking

Regeneration

Regeneration

“Hi, Mac.” Svehla screwed up his grizzled face, apparently trying not to smile at
the radiant woman in front of him. “Em ... The students' wide grins, however,
made her worry about setting a trend. His problem. Hers was fiddling with a rope
of ...

Author: Julie E. Czerneda

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101042250

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 874

With the alien Dhryn cutting a pathway through the inhabited spaceways-bringing about the annihilation of many of the races who have the misfortune to lie along the star trail they are following-time is running out for all sentient life-forms. Can biologists Mackenzie Connor and Emily Mamami solve the riddle of the Dhryn before their part of the galaxy becomes as dead as the mysterious region known as the Chasm?
Categories: Fiction