By Jennifer Weiner
Readers fell in love with Cannie Shapiro, the clever, sharp-tongued, bighearted heroine of Good in Bed who came across her chuffed finishing after her mom got here out of the closet, her father fell out of her existence, and her ex-boyfriend began chronicling their ex-sex lifestyles within the pages of a countrywide journal.
Now Cannie's again. After her debut novel -- a fictionalized (and hugely sexualized) model of her lifestyles -- turned an in a single day bestseller, she dropped out of the general public eye and grew to become to writing technological know-how fiction below a pseudonym. She's fortunately married to the tall, fascinating nutrition surgeon Peter Krushelevansky and has settled right into a lifestyles that she reveals splendidly predictable -- knitting within the entrance row of her daughter Joy's drama rehearsals, volunteering on the library, and taking over-forty yoga periods along with her ally Samantha.
As arrangements for Joy's bat mitzvah commence, every little thing turns out correct in Cannie's international. Then pleasure discovers the unconventional Cannie wrote years ahead of and all of sudden unearths herself confronted with what she thinks is the reality approximately her personal perception -- the tale her mom concealed from her all her lifestyles. while Peter surprises his spouse through asserting he desires to have a toddler, the kin is compelled to think again its background, its destiny, and what it ability to be actually chuffed.
Radiantly humorous and disarmingly soft, with Weiner's whip-smart discussion and sharp observations of recent existence, Certain Girls is an unforgettable tale approximately love, loss, and the iconic bonds of relatives.
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Medieval culture, for example, did everything it could to encourage an interpretation that was infinite in terms of time but nevertheless limited in its options. If anything characterized the theory of the fourfold sense of Scripture it was that the senses of Scripture (and, for Dante, of secular poetry as well) were four in number; but senses had to be determined according to precise rules, and these senses, though hidden beneath the literal surface of the words, were not secret at all but, on the contrary - for those who know how to read the text correctly - had to be clear.
UMBERTO ECO and threw it in the ocean, so that it was found seventy years after by Robinson Crusoe. No basket, no slave, no figs, only a letter. ' Now, let us suppose that the message in the bottle is found by a more sophisticated person, a student of linguistics, hermeneutics, or semiotics. Being very smart, such a new accidental addressee could make a lot of hypotheses, namely: 1 Figs can be intended (at least today) in a rhetorical sense (as in such expressions as 'to be in good fig', 'to be in full fig', 'to be in poor fig'), and the message could support a different interpretation.
1 By similitude, which is in turn subdivided into similitude of substance (man as a microcosmic image of the macrocosm), quality (the ten figures for the ten commandments), by metonymy and antonomasia (Atlas for astronomers or astronomy, the bear for an irascible man, the lion for pride, Cicero for rhetoric). 2 By homonymy: the animal dog for the constellation Dog. 3 By irony or contrast: the fool for the sage. 4 By sign: the spoor for the wolf, or the mirror in which Titus admired himself for Titus.