Mac and His Problem

Mac and His Problem

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.

Author: Enrique Vila-Matas

Publisher: Harvill Secker

ISBN: 1787300455

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Page: 288

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The Illogic of Kassel

The Illogic of Kassel

'A writer who has no equal in the contemporary landscape of the Spanish novel' Roberto Bolaño 'Vila-Matas's work made a tremendous impression on me' Paul Auster

Author: Enrique Vila-Matas

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473511422

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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A puzzling phone call shatters a writer’s routine. An enigmatic female voice extends an invitation to take part in Documenta, the legendary contemporary art exhibition held every five years in Kassel, Germany. The writer’s mission will be to transform himself into a living art installation, by sitting down to write every morning in a Chinese restaurant on the outskirts of town. Once in Kassel, the writer is surprised to find himself overcome by good cheer. As he strolls through the city, spurred on by his spontaneous, quirky response to art, he begins to make sense of the wonders that surround him. 'A writer who has no equal in the contemporary landscape of the Spanish novel' Roberto Bolaño 'Vila-Matas's work made a tremendous impression on me' Paul Auster
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Bartleby and Co

Bartleby and Co

A marvelous novel by one of Spain's most important contemporary authors, in which a clerk in a Barcelona office takes us on a romping tour of world literature.

Author: Enrique Vila-Matas

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780099453727

Category: Authorship

Page: 192

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A marvelous novel by one of Spain's most important contemporary authors, in which a clerk in a Barcelona office takes us on a romping tour of world literature.
Categories: Authorship

Never Any End to Paris

Never Any End to Paris

And he’s still convinced he looks like Hemingway. Never Any End to Paris is a hilarious, playful novel about literature and the art of writing, and how life never quite goes to plan.

Author: Enrique Vila-Matas

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448182923

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Trying to be Ernest Hemingway is never easy. After reading A Moveable Feast, aspiring novelist Enrique Vila-Matas moves to Paris to be closer to his literary idol, Ernest Hemingway. Surrounded by the writers, artists and eccentrics of '70s Parisian café culture, he dresses in black, buys two pairs of reading glasses, and smokes a pipe like Sartre. Now, in later life, he reflects on his youth while giving a three-day lecture on irony. And he’s still convinced he looks like Hemingway. Never Any End to Paris is a hilarious, playful novel about literature and the art of writing, and how life never quite goes to plan.
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The Chuckwagon Trail

The Chuckwagon Trail

The farmer pointed with the rifle, then pulled it back into line with Mac's chest. ... Going around him and his property was possible, but Mac worried that would only add to the delay. ... Mac explained his problem with the farmer.

Author: William W. Johnstone

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 9780786040773

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Johnstone Country. Frontier Spirit Lives Here. National bestselling authors William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone spin a breakneck tale about a heroic chuckwagon cook who knows just what to do when cowboys get hungry—for revenge . . . THE CHUCKWAGON TRAIL Framed for murder, Dewey “Mac” McKenzie is running for his life. Though Mac’s never even made a pot of coffee, he talks his way onto a cattle drive heading west—as a chuckwagon cook. Turns out he has a natural talent for turning salt pork and dried beans into culinary gold. He’s as good with a pot and pan as he is with a gun—which comes in handy on a dangerous trail drive beset with rustlers, hostile Indians, ornery weather, and deadly stampedes. Mac can hold his own with any cowboy twice his age. At least until the real showdown begins. . . . Trail hand, Deke Northrup, is one mean spit in the eye. Before long, he’s made enemies of all his men. When Mac learns that Northrup is planning to double-cross the herd’s owner, he stands up to the trail boss and his henchman. He might be outgunned and outnumbered, but Mac’s ready to serve up some blazing frontier justice—with a healthy helping of vengeance. . . .
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The Last Weekend

The Last Weekend

Mac thought about his problem , and tried hard to tell himself the solution was yet unfound . Ok , he had been unfaithful , and this was inexcusable , but let us look at what he could do about it , instead of what was irreparable .

Author: Paul Walton

Publisher: Austin & Macauley Publishers

ISBN: 1905609051

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Page: 294

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Against his desires Mac, his friends and brother, set out for a few days away from life's daily grind in Amsterdam. He soon realises that his friends have their own agendas, be it women, drugs or manipulation and as the weekend unfolds he too gets seduced by Amsterdam's charisma and reluctantly drawn into his friends' world of debauchery.
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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 sidh na mban , 222 sqq . ; his problem to S.

Author: Standish Hayes O'Grady

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015005637270

Category: English literature

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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.

Author: Standish Hayes O'Grady

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:319510016716901

Category: English literature

Page: 1020

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The Second Science Fiction Novel MEGAPACK

The Second Science Fiction Novel MEGAPACK

As June neared its end, Galway came to sense variations in the detachment of his patients . Paul's brow seemed furrowed perpetually over some insoluble problem . Little Mac had the normal selfengrossment of a two-year-old .

Author: Arthur Jean Cox

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781479424269

Category: Fiction

Page: 736

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I’m pleased to continue our Science Fiction Novel MEGAPACK® series with another collection of great SF novels, published originally between 1959 and 2011. Fans of classic science fiction with enjoy this set. A highlight is The Asteroid Murder Case, by the late Arthur Jean Cox, which is based on a story by Ross Rocklin. (See Jean’s introduction for more information). Also included are: Not in Solitude, by Kenneth F. Gantz First on the Moon, by Jeff Sutton The Organ Farm, by John Boyd. If you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see more of the 300+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction -- and much, much more!
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Jesus Touch

Jesus Touch

“Ron, its Mac. You gotta come over right away. Barb is threatening to leave me.” My friend Ron is the kind of guy who is always willing to go out of ... Indeed, as it turned out, by Thursday, Mac had actually “forgotten” his problem.

Author: Dr. Lynn Anderson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439122962

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Max Lucado says of this book: "Lynn Anderson has some words for your heart. He will do more than help you deal with people -- he will help you love people. His model? The source of love Himself: Jesus of Nazareth." For Jesus, people are number one. For authentic followers of Jesus, people become top priority as well. Based on Jesus' "creative encounters" with the people he met throughout the Gospel of John, this powerful book will teach you how to treat each individual you meet with the creativity and love exhibited by the Master. Walk through the days of Jesus' life and witness heaven reaching down to humanity, Immanuel among the earthlings, the Christ amidst the commoners; Jesus touch people.
Categories: Religion

Cabinet d amateur una novela oblicua obras de la Colecci n la Caixa de Arte Contempor neo

Cabinet d amateur  una novela oblicua   obras de la Colecci  n  la Caixa  de Arte Contempor  neo

Collection at Whitechapel Gallery, selected by and featuring newly-commissioned fictional works by some of the most original English and Spanish-language authors writing today.0The first chapter will be selected by the award-winning Spanish ...

Author: Enrique Vila-Matas

Publisher: Whitechapel Gallery

ISBN: 0854882731

Category: Art and literature

Page: 96

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The first of four special publications to accompany a year-long display of works from Barcelona's 'la Caixa' Collection at Whitechapel Gallery, selected by and featuring newlycommissioned fictional works by some of the most original English and Spanish-language writers working today. Established in Barcelona in 1985 by Fundación 'la Caixa', the 'la Caixa' Collection of Contemporary Art features over 1,000 works of international contemporary art from the last 30 years, including artists such as Antoni Tàpies, Joseph Beuys, Cornelia Parker and Doris Salcedo. For a major four-part display running from 2019-20, Whitechapel Gallery has partnered with 'la Caixa' Collection to showcase key pieces from the Collection, with each of the four 'chapters' curated by a contemporary writer, who will also contribute a brand new work of fiction in response to their selection. Each display will be accompanied by a fullyillustrated catalogue featuring the works displayed and the new text, accompanied by a foreword and introduction from both institutions. The first chapter, on display in Spring 2019, will be selected by the award-winning Spanish novelist Enrique Vila-Matas (b. Barcelona, 1948; lives and works in Barcelona), who has been described by The New Yorker as 'arguably Spain's most significant contemporary literary figure'. His work is often described as metafiction, a form of writing frequently used to examine the relationship between art and life. Vila-Matas' books include Because She Never Asked (2015, originally written for Sophie Calle), The Illogic of Kassel (2014), Dublinesque (2010) and Bartleby & Co (2000), and his new book, titled Mac y su contratiempo (Mac's Problem) will be released in English in April 2019, coinciding with the display at Whitechapel Gallery. Vila-Matas has selected works by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Miquel Barceló, Dora García, Carlos Pazos and Gerhard Richter.
Categories: Art and literature

Yearbook

Yearbook

I might make the problem worse by asking Mac who made him feel the way he does , for Mac dare not consciously face the way he feels . I dare not in this case consult his parents lest I upset his relations with them by making him feel ...

Author: New York Society for the Experimental Study of Education

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ISBN: UCAL:B3097994

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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

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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 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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Angel Sleuth

Angel Sleuth

Well, that's his problem, not mine.” Mary Jane slid over, and Mac drove the Buick back to Kaitlin's. “Now get some sleep.” “Don't you want to know why I was out with Hiram?” “Insanity?” “No. His car was at ARC the night Kaitlin was ...

Author: Lesley A. Diehl

Publisher: Untreed Reads

ISBN: 9781611873054

Category: Fiction

Page: 201

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Kaitlin Singer needs time off-from a philandering husband, from a writing career stalled on a buzzard as a main character, and from the stash of chocolate in her lingerie drawer. Her decision to return to her childhood home might seem like the perfect way to get her life back together were it not for her mother foisting two visitors on her, guests who claim to be guardian angels. Perhaps not all is lost, for the angels might just be the companions she needs to help her solve the murder of a local newspaper columnist. To uncover clues to the crime, Kaitlin takes over the dead woman's work, writing the column as well as volunteering in the senior center, moves that put her in the path of the killer. She and her guests will need assistance from a pot-bellied pig and some pool skills to bring the murderer down.
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Zoe s Muster

Zoe s Muster

'She's probably never worked on an open fire,' Mac went on. ... But a week ago, Peter had taken Mac aside and asked him to keep an eye on his boy, suggesting Mac was older and, supposedly, wiser. ... That was his problem.

Author: Barbara Hannay

Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

ISBN: 9781742536255

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Zoe's Muster is a finalist in the 2013 RITA Awards and was shortlisted for the 2013 Australian Romance Readers Awards. When Zoe, black sheep of the Porter family, discovers that her biological father is a Far North Queensland cattleman, her deep desire to meet him takes her from her inner-city life to a job at remote Mullinjim Station. But Zoe is sworn to secrecy. Her mother, Claire, is afraid to confront the ghosts of her past. Virginia Fairburn is happily married to Peter but she's always lived with the shadow of the other woman her husband loved and lost. On the muster at Mullinjim, Zoe meets brooding cattleman Mac McKinnon. Every instinct tells Mac that Zoe is hiding something, and as the pressure to reveal her mother's secret builds, Zoe fears she must confide in him or burst. The truth has the potential to destroy two families. Or can it clear the way for new beginnings? Set in the rugged outback of beautiful Far North Queensland, Zoe's Muster is a passionate love story from award winning romance writer Barbara Hannay. PRAISE FOR ZOE'S MUSTER 'Barbara Hannay has lived up to her considerable potential.' The Ballarat Courier 'Hard to put down . get your hands on a copy of this book and you will not be disappointed.' The Weekly Times 'I highly recommend Zoe's Muster for any romance fans who enjoy strong characterisation, steamy love scenesand a vivid Australian setting.' Aussie Book Review 'An engaging story with appealing characters set in a wonderful landscape... Another fine example of the growing rural fiction genre.' Book'd Out
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The 10 000 000 Texas Wedding Mills Boon American Romance

The  10 000 000 Texas Wedding  Mills   Boon American Romance

his heritage from Gabe was the issue. And she couldn't do that. Shaking his head, Mac said, “Well, I'm not sure how this is going to work out. You sure you don't want to marry him?” The way heasked his question made Katherine's heart ...

Author: Judy Christenberry

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9781472075642

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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TERMS OF A TEN MILLION DOLLAR TEXAS WEDDING (Excerpt from Granny Dawson's will)
Categories: Fiction

Switching to a Mac No Problem

Switching to a Mac   No Problem

Simply select the features that work for you, or use all of them—No Problem! Moving from Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7? No Problem! We designed this book so that you can easily build upon your existing knowledge quickly.

Author: Dwight Silverman

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0470710152

Category: Computers

Page: 344

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Switch from a PC to Mac with no problem! Experienced using Microsoft but now switching over to a Mac? No Problem! With this book you can build upon the knowledge you have In a rush to get going on a Mac? No Problem! For a quick path, you can choose to read only the highlighted text for just what you need to know Prefer to take notes while you learn? No Problem! We've sprinkled loads of notes and quick tips throughout the book, and left you plenty of room to take your own Need a detailed step-by-step guide to switching from Microsoft to Apple software? No Problem! Combine all the learning paths for a comprehensive workshop
Categories: Computers

Mac s Angels Sinner and Saint

Mac s Angels  Sinner and Saint

What's your problem?” Nothing will ever be normal again. Only fear, deep pain. ... His trouble had started early that morning with the ringing of the phone, his private line. It seldom rang. Anybody Niko cared to talk to had to wait for ...

Author: Sandra Chastain

Publisher: Loveswept

ISBN: 9780345541659

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Cherished author Sandra Chastain offers readers a searing story of love and promise, danger and desire. Dr. Nikolai Sandor has sworn off caring for patients. It’s all research, all the time for him now. But after taking a call he can’t ignore, Niko finds himself at the bedside of a woman who had attempted to take her own life . . . and now refuses to wake from her twilight state. Niko is drawn to the angelic woman, to her peaceful face. When he touches her hand and whispers to her of love and passion, he senses she is aware of his presence. He must wake her—even if it means believing in a romance that might never begin. Karen Miller doesn’t want to wake up. She wants to be alone with her pain, in the darkness of her deepest sleep. But she can’t ignore that voice, low and seductive. Who is this man, this tempter at her bedside? Is he real? His sensual whispering has penetrated Karen’s safe haven, creating an intimacy she’d never known before. But if she opens her eyes, will she ever be safe again? Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Flirting with Disaster, Taking Shots, and Long Simmering Spring.
Categories: Fiction

A Second Chance for Grace

A Second Chance for Grace

So what was the problem? When he asked her to go to lunch, ... His phone buzzed in his pocket. Had she reconsidered? No, it was Adam. ... some trust issues right now.” Mac shoved his feet against the coffee table and stood.

Author: Karen Malley

Publisher: Pelican Ventures Book Group

ISBN: 9781522398844

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

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A new life coming into the world disrupts Susan's quiet life… Susan Montgomery is used to a quiet, peaceful life managing her apartment building, where the hardest problem is her grouchy neighbor's leaky faucet. She soon finds herself dealing with a pregnant teenage niece, a mysterious briefcase left behind by a tenant, and two very different men vying for her heart. A near-death experience gives Mac a new outlook on life… Christopher "Mac" MacAllister is trying to figure out how to "do the Christian thing." As a new convert, he's drawn to Susan's love for life and for God. She's nothing like the women he used to date; but can Mac compete with the guy who's come out of nowhere and knows all the right things to say?
Categories: Fiction

The Right Stuff A Question of Intent

The Right Stuff   A Question of Intent

position Mac had earlier—her back against a peeling banyan trunk, legs crossed at the ankles. ... “No problem. I just couldn't sleep.” Nodding to the two fishermen, Mac folded his legs and made himself comfortable beside her.

Author: Merline Lovelace

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781488037214

Category: Fiction

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USA TODAY bestseller Merline Lovelace delivers two fan-favorite stories of soldiers on a mission. The Right Stuff Six feet, two inches of pure male, Major Russ “Mac” McIver has a black-or-white view of the world that allows no compromises. That tends to ruffle Lieutenant Caroline Dunn’s usually unrufflable temper. So when a dangerous mission threw them together, Cari vows to lay down the law with the stubborn Marine--just as soon as she gets her leaping heartbeat under control. A Question of Intent U.S. Army Major Jill Bradshaw is used to giving orders, not taking them—so when she met brusque Commander Cody Richardson, the medical officer in charge of her top secret mission, she was a little taken aback. Of course she’s also taken with him—a problem, because despite his sterling credentials, she wasn’t exactly sure who he was. Cody had always maintained protocol at all costs—it’s all for the best, because he has secrets to keep—and Jill is best kept at a distance....
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