Eileen Book
Score: 3.5
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  • Author : Ottessa Moshfegh
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-08-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698401624
  • Total Read : 93
  • File Size : 16,7 Mb

Eileen Summary:

Shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize and chosen by David Sedaris as his recommended book for his Fall 2016 tour. So here we are. My name was Eileen Dunlop. Now you know me. I was twenty-four years old then, and had a job that paid fifty-seven dollars a week as a kind of secretary at a private juvenile correctional facility for teenage boys. I think of it now as what it really was for all intents and purposes—a prison for boys. I will call it Moorehead. Delvin Moorehead was a terrible landlord I had years later, and so to use his name for such a place feels appropriate. In a week, I would run away from home and never go back. This is the story of how I disappeared. The Christmas season offers little cheer for Eileen Dunlop, an unassuming yet disturbed young woman trapped between her role as her alcoholic father’s caretaker in a home whose squalor is the talk of the neighborhood and a day job as a secretary at the boys’ prison, filled with its own quotidian horrors. Consumed by resentment and self-loathing, Eileen tempers her dreary days with perverse fantasies and dreams of escaping to the big city. In the meantime, she fills her nights and weekends with shoplifting, stalking a buff prison guard named Randy, and cleaning up her increasingly deranged father’s messes. When the bright, beautiful, and cheery Rebecca Saint John arrives on the scene as the new counselor at Moorehead, Eileen is enchanted and proves unable to resist what appears at first to be a miraculously budding friendship. In a Hitchcockian twist, her affection for Rebecca ultimately pulls her into complicity in a crime that surpasses her wildest imaginings. Played out against the snowy landscape of coastal New England in the days leading up to Christmas, young Eileen’s story is told from the gimlet-eyed perspective of the now much older narrator. Creepy, mesmerizing, and sublimely funny, in the tradition of Shirley Jackson and early Vladimir Nabokov, this powerful debut novel enthralls a

My Sister Eileen Book

My Sister Eileen

  • Author : Joseph A. Fields
  • Publisher : Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
  • Release Date : 1946
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 98
  • ISBN 10 : 0822208016
  • Total Read : 94
  • File Size : 18,9 Mb

My Sister Eileen Summary:

THE STORY: As decribed in the World Telegram, The new play recounts only the twelve months' period encompassed by the signing of a lease on a Greenwich Village basement apartment and the evacuation thereof, and a few of the amazing adventures that

Eileen Book


  • Author : Eileen Downey
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2023-02-08
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 117
  • ISBN 10 : 9780557662500
  • Total Read : 99
  • File Size : 20,7 Mb

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Eileen Book
Score: 5
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  • Author : Sylvia Topp
  • Publisher : Unbound Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-03-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783527502
  • Total Read : 87
  • File Size : 10,8 Mb

Eileen Summary:

This is the never-before-told story of George Orwell's first wife, Eileen, a woman who shaped, supported, and even saved the life of one of the twentieth century's greatest writers. In 1934, Eileen O'Shaughnessy's futuristic poem, 'End of the Century, 1984', was published. The next year, she would meet George Orwell, then known as Eric Blair, at a party. 'Now that is the kind of girl I would like to marry!' he remarked that night. Years later, Orwell would name his greatest work, Nineteen Eighty-Four, in homage to the memory of Eileen, the woman who shaped his life and his art in ways that have never been acknowledged by history, until now. From the time they spent in a tiny village tending goats and chickens, through the Spanish Civil War, to the couple's narrow escape from the destruction of their London flat during a German bombing raid, and their adoption of a baby boy, Eileen is the first account of the Blairs' nine-year marriage. It is also a vivid picture of bohemianism, political engagement, and sexual freedom in the 1930s and '40s. Through impressive depth of research, illustrated throughout with photos and images from the time, this captivating and inspiring biography offers a completely new perspective on Orwell himself, and most importantly tells the life story of an exceptional woman who has been unjustly overlooked.

Eileen Gray Book

Eileen Gray

  • Author : Jennifer Goff
  • Publisher : Irish Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2014-11-28
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9780716533122
  • Total Read : 70
  • File Size : 18,9 Mb

Eileen Gray Summary:

The renowned and highly influential architect, furniture-maker, interior designer and photographer Eileen Gray was born in Ireland and remained throughout her life an Irishwoman at heart. An elusive figure, her interior world has never before been observed as closely as in this ground-breaking study of her work, philosophy and inner circle of fellow artists. Jennifer Goff expertly blends art history and biography to create a stunning ensemble, offering a clear beacon of light into truly understanding Gray - the woman and the professional. Gray was a self-taught polymath and her work was multi-functional, user-friendly, ready for mass production yet succinctly unique, and her designs show great technical virtuosity. Her expertise in lacquer work and carpet design, often overlooked, is given due attention in this book, as is her fascinating relationship with the architect Le Corbusier and many other compelling and complex relationships. The book also offers rare insights into Gray s early years as an artist. The primary source material for this book is drawn from the Eileen Gray collection at the National Museum of Ireland and its wealth of documentation, correspondence, personal archives, photographs and oral history.

Eileen Book


  • Author : Edgar Lee Masters
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1910
  • Genre: American drama
  • Pages : 84
  • ISBN 10 : WISC:89007654569
  • Total Read : 67
  • File Size : 14,8 Mb

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Eileen Hogan Book

Eileen Hogan

  • Author : Elisabeth R. Fairman
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-01
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300241471
  • Total Read : 94
  • File Size : 13,6 Mb

Eileen Hogan Summary:

Focusing on Eileen Hogan's depictions of enclosed green spaces and portraiture, this sumptuously illustrated catalogue offers an intimate glimpse into the artist's work and practice.

Eileen Chang Book

Eileen Chang

  • Author : Kam Louie
  • Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-03-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9789888083794
  • Total Read : 99
  • File Size : 12,9 Mb

Eileen Chang Summary:

Eileen Chang (1920–1995) is arguably the most perceptive writer in modern Chinese literature. She was one of the most popular writers in 1940s Shanghai, but her insistence on writing about individual human relationships and mundane matters rather than revolutionary and political movements meant that in mainland China, she was neglected until very recently. Outside the mainland, her life and writings never ceased to fascinate Chinese readers. There are hundreds of works about her in the Chinese language but very few in other languages. This is the first work in English to explore her earliest short stories as well as novels that were published posthumously. It discusses the translation of her stories for film and stage presentation, as well as nonliterary aspects of her life that are essential for a more comprehensive understanding of her writings, including her intense concern for privacy and enduring sensitivity to her public image. The thirteen essays examine the fidelity and betrayals that dominate her alter ego's relationships with parents and lovers, informed by theories and methodologies from a range of disciplines including literary, historical, gender, and film studies. These relationships are frequently dramatized in plays and filmic translations of her work.