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Afternoon of a loser

Tom Pace

Afternoon of a loser

by Tom Pace

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Published by Gollancz in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published, New York, Harper, 1969.

Statementby Tom Pace.
The Physical Object
Pagination(4),188p. ;
Number of Pages188
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15068204M
ISBN 100575005432
OCLC/WorldCa53772

“A complex and unsettling novel about genius and obsession mirroring the thought process of a compulsive mind.” —The New York Times Book Review“Bernhard writes like a sacred monsterHe is a remarkable literary performer: a man who goes to extremes in ways that vivify our sense of human possibilities, however destructive.”Reviews:   “A cynic might conclude that Trump may be an ex-president on the afternoon of Janu and so the opportunity to write a book like this — and the market for it — may dry up soon. If you’ve got the material for a tell-all book about this president, you might as well sell your books now.’’.

This excerpt of the first chapter of the English translation of Fatos Kongoli’s novel The Loser was first published in by Seren Books, a Wales-based publishing book begins when the protagonist, Thesar Lumi, changes his mind and decides not to join a group of 10, Albanian refugees on a ship headed for the West. Explore Loser Quotes by authors including Mike Ditka, H. G. Wells, and Carl Sandburg at BrainyQuote.

Peter Handke, Author Collier Books $ (p) ISBN ``Handke's eminence, displayed in a substantial oeuvre of plays, novels and poems, is reaffirmed brilliantly by his latest. Loser is a touching book about the human spirit, the importance of failure, and how any name can someday be replaced with "hero." Grade. Discussion Guide Loser Discussion Guide Zinkoff is not like the other kids—raising his hand with all the wrong answers, tripping over his own feet, falling down with laughter over a word like Jabip.


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Afternoon of a Loser book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers/5(3). ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: "A Joan Kahn-Harper novel of suspense." Description: pages ; 22 cm: Responsibility: by Tom Pace. Loser: A Dark College Bully Romance (Hillcrest University Book 1) Book 1 of 6: Hillcrest University | by Candace Wondrak | Aug 1, out of 5 stars Loser is a coming of age young adult novel first published in by American author Jerry details the growth of Donald Zinkoff, who is branded a "loser" by his classmates due to his clumsiness, poor performance in school and athletics, and sometimes clueless : Jerry Spinelli.

Loser was kind of a sad book, still really good all the same. Though it had a few flaws like its lack of vocabulary, it still has a lot that makes it a good book, like its characters and message for readers about acceptance/5.

The Loser Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community members like you. This Study Guide consists of approximately 38 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Loser.

Loser, by Jerry Spinelli, follows the life throughout grade school of a boy named Donald Zinkoff, who has a hard time. I love the way the book is laid out.

When i was working with my students, I realised that Barry loser books are very easy on the eye for reluctant readers. It is very oddly laid out but yet very creative. I still prefer some of the other humorous titles for the year old that are out there/5(45).

Contents 1. You Grow Up 1 2. The Bright Wide World 3 3. Win 5 4. Zinkoff’s First Day 8 5. All Aboard 13 6. A Wonderful Question This book was part political commentary, part self-help, and part explication of logical fallacies to avoid.

Some worthwhile points, but generally dumbed-down and, like most nonfiction books of this nature, it takes a concept that could have filled 40 pages and lengthens it to + through repetition and filler/5().

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In the U.S. it ranked number 12 in The 50 Best Books for Kids and number 17 in The Top Children's Novels on two lists generated in Loser by Jerry Spinelli - Chapters summary and analysis.

This Study Guide consists of approximately 38 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Loser. Loser is a touching book about the human spirit, the importance of failure, and how any name can someday be replaced with "hero." Chapter One You Grow Up You grow up with a kid but you never really notice him.

He's just there -- on the street, the playground, the neighborhood. He's part of the scenery, like the parked cars and the green plastic. He is, in the callous summation of his classmates, a Loser. Spinelli follows him from early childhood through middle school.

It is a story made up of small moments: going to work with his dad, trying (and failing) to make a best friend, answering questions in class, working up. This character appears only behind the window of his house throughout the book. Mrs. Zinkoff. This character is a supportive mother of a disabled young boy.

Polly Zinkoff. This character is a baby throughout much of the book and her role is limited to acting as an alarm system. Andrew Orwell. Subject Area: Language Arts Book Summary Maybe a little kid can get away with wearing a giraffe hat, yelling "yahoo!" all the time, and having giggling fits over a word like as Donald Zinkoff gets older, the other kids realize what a loser he really is: clueless, clumsy, bad at school, and friendless.

Fortunately, Zinkoff is so wrapped up in the amazing world around him that his good. The Color Master “Her growing canon of stories is like an army that destroys boring writing.” -Kevin S., “At a time when realism reigns supreme over the literary landscape, one can argue it is absolutely imperative that Aimee Bender be spotlighted for what she is: a vital MVP of modern letters, period.”L.A.

Times. Y ou may have already read Barry Loser: I am Not a Loser and I am Still Not a you have, you will love this special £1 book by Jim Smith. It's a. Afternoon of the Elves Janet Taylor Lisle 5 4 Aggie's Home Joan Lowery Nixon 2 Agnes the Sheep William Taylor 4 The Agony of Alice Phyllis Reynolds N 5 Airborn Kenneth Oppel 15 Airborne: A Photobiography of Wi Mary Collins 2 Ajeemah and His Son James Berry 2 The Akhenaten Adventure P.B.

Kerr I actually found this book quite enjoyable. It is a great book because of the outright humor, but also because it goes deeper than that. I think a lot of what we read as humor is actually the narrator covering up for his insecurities as he feels himself a loser/5(13). Loser (), by American author Jerry Spinelli, is a coming of age novel for young li is best known for his Newbery Award winning children’s book, Maniac Magee.

The themes of Loser include education, societal indifference toward kindness, and the nobility of maintaining one’s vision of is unique for being written in the second person.After this, the story changes a little.

Though some kids still view Zinkoff as a “loser,” there is a glimmer of hope that there may be more to this kid than meets the eye. One example of this change comes at the end of the book when Zinkoff’s persistence pays off, and he is selected to play on Bonce’s football team.One of the most famous openings in all of literature, the first chapter of The Great Gatsby introduces the novel’s narrator and protagonist, Nick Carraway, a World War I veteran.