Download E-books Romance of the Thin Man and the Fat Lady (Penguin Modern Classics) PDF

By Robert Coover

'Paul stepped off the shrink and acquired hit by way of a truck. He did not recognize what it was once that hit him before everything, yet now, the following on his again, lower than the truck, there may be no doubt.'

One of fifty unique and fascinating books of brief tales, publishing in February to rejoice part a century of Penguin smooth Classics.

This booklet comprises Romance of the skinny guy and the fats Lady, The Babysitter, and A Pedestrian Accident.

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Download E-books The Soft Machine PDF

In bare Lunch, William S. Burroughs printed his genius. within the smooth computing device he starts off an event that would take us even extra into the darkish recesses of his mind's eye, a area the place not anything is sacred, not anything taboo. carrying on with his ferocious verbal attack on hatred, hype, poverty, conflict, paperwork, and habit in all its kinds, Burroughs supplies us a surreal house odyssey during the wounded galaxies in a e-book basically he may well create.

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Download E-books Valerius Flaccus, Argonautica, Book 1: A Commentary PDF

By A. J. Kleywegt

This paintings presents an entire observation at the first e-book of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica, an epic which has bought elevated cognizance within the previous few a long time, as could be obvious from fresh variations (1997 and 2003). Its first objective is to elucidate the textual content, that is occasionally quite tricky and, in areas, nonetheless now not tested with walk in the park. except this philological point, the literary advantages of the poem have additionally been taken under consideration.

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Download E-books Thinner Than Skin PDF

By Uzma Aslam Khan

Thinner Than Skin is a riveting novel approximately identification and belonging. It’s additionally a love tale: among a tender Pakistani guy attempting to make his means as a photographer in the United States, and the daughter of a Pakistani father and German mom cited within the U.S. who desires to go back to a rustic she’s by no means noticeable. jointly they make the journey to Pakistan, the place an opportunity assembly with a tender nomad alterations their lives, and the lives of these round them, endlessly. the unconventional can also be a love letter to the wilds of northern Pakistan, to glaciers, to the previous Silk highway, and to the nomadic lifetime of the indigenous humans within the northern territories, the place China encroaches and Pakistanis, Uzbeks, Russians, chinese language and Afghans come jointly to trade.

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Download E-books Avenue of Mysteries PDF

By John Irving

John Irving returns to the subjects that demonstrated him as one among our so much prominent and liked authors during this soaking up novel of destiny and memory.

In Avenue of Mysteries, Juan Diego—a fourteen-year-old boy, who was once born and grew up in Mexico—has a thirteen-year-old sister. Her identify is Lupe, and she or he thinks she sees what’s coming—specifically, her personal destiny and her brother’s. Lupe is a brain reader; she doesn’t recognize what everyone seems to be pondering, yet she understands what most folk are pondering. relating to what has occurred, rather than what will, Lupe is generally correct in regards to the earlier; with out your telling her, she understands all of the worst issues that experience occurred to you.

Lupe doesn’t be aware of the long run as effectively. yet reflect on what a bad burden it truly is, for those who think you recognize the future—especially your personal destiny, or, even worse, the way forward for a person you like. What could a thirteen-year-old woman be pushed to do, if she inspiration she may perhaps swap the future?

As an older guy, Juan Diego will make a journey to the Philippines, yet what travels with him are his goals and stories; he's such a lot alive in his adolescence and early formative years in Mexico. As we develop older—most of all, in what we take into account and what we dream—we stay some time past. occasionally, we are living extra vividly long ago than within the present.

Avenue of Mysteries is the tale of what occurs to Juan Diego within the Philippines, the place what occurred to him within the past—in Mexico—collides together with his destiny.

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Download E-books Re-imagining the 'Dark Continent' in fin de siécle Literature: Re-imagining the 'Dark Continent' in fin de siècle Literature (Edinburgh Critical Studies in Victorian Culture) PDF

By Robbie McLaughlan

Maps the fin de siècle venture to open up the 'Dark Continent.' even if nineteenth-century map-makers imposed topographic definition upon a perceived geographical void, writers of event fiction, and different colonial writers, persisted to nourish the assumption of a cartographic absence of their paintings. This research explores the results of this epistemological blankness in fin de siècle literature, and its influence upon early Modernist tradition, throughout the rising self-discipline of psychoanalysis and the debt that Freud owed to African exploration. The chapters research: representations of Black Africa in missionary writing and Rider Haggard's narratives on Africa; cartographic culture in Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Jung's Memories, desires, Reflections; and mesmeric fiction, equivalent to Richard Marsh's The Beetle, Robert Buchanan's The Charlatan and George du Maurier's Trilby. As Robbie McLaughlan demonstrates, it used to be the overdue Victorian 'best-seller' which merged an arcane relevant African imagery with an curiosity in psychic phenomena.

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Download E-books Where the Sea Used to Be PDF

By Rick Bass

The 1st full-length novel via considered one of our most interesting fiction writers, the place the ocean was once tells the tale of a fight among a father and his daughter for the souls of 2 males, Matthew and Wallis-his protégés, her fans. outdated Dudley is a Texan whose faith is oil, and in his fifty years of attempting to find it in Swan Valley he has destroyed a dozen geologists. Matthew is Dudley's newest sufferer, yet Wallis starts to discover the darkish secret of Dudley's existence. each one personality, the flora and fauna, and the land itself are rendered with the brilliant poetry that's that hallmark of Rick Bass's writing.

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Download E-books The Destruction of Pompeii and Other Stories (Ardis Contemporary Russian Prose) PDF

By Vassily Aksyonov

Please word, there's at present an excellent request for his paintings "The Island of Crimea"...

Vassily Aksyonov was once born in Kazan, Russia on August 20, 1932. His mom and dad have been sufferers of the Stalin-era repressions. He was once raised in an orphanage. He graduated from the Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) scientific Institute in 1956 and labored as a physician for the subsequent 3 years. His first tales have been released in 1958 within the well known magazine Yunost (Youth). His first novel, Colleagues, used to be released in 1961. within the Nineteen Seventies, his paintings was once saved from ebook via Soviet censors. In 1979, he in addition to a number of others released the magazine Metropol, which featured works that didn't obtain legitimate permission to seem. He lived within the usa from 1980 to 2004 and taught Russian literature at a number of American universities together with George Mason collage and Goucher university. His works comprise A price tag to the celebrities, The Burn, Oranges from Morocco, The Island of Crimea, looking for depression child and Generations of iciness. He gained the Russian Booker Prize in 2004 for his novel Voltairiens and Voltairiennes. He died on July 6, 2009 on the age of 76.

CONTENTS
Introduction

The Destruction of Pompeii translated by way of Joel Wilkinson & Slava Yastremski

Quest for an Island translated via Susan Layton

Super-Deluxe translated by means of Joel Wilkinson & Slava Yastremski

Rendezvous translated through Joel Wilkinson & Slava Yastremski

Victory translated by way of Greta Slobin

The metal chook translated through Rae Slonek

Notes

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Download E-books Tutti i romanzi, i racconti, pensieri e aforismi PDF

By Franz Kafka

Introduzioni di Italo Alighiero Chiusano e Giulio RaioEdizioni integrali• America• Il processo• Il castello• Racconti pubblicati dall’autore• Racconti pubblicati frammentariamente• Racconti postumi• Considerazioni sul peccato, il dolore, l. a. speranza e l. a. vera via• Gli otto quaderni in ottavo• Frammenti da quaderni e fogli sparsi• ParalipomeniQuesto libro raccoglie l’opera narrativa di uno tra i maggiori scrittori del Novecento, colui che più di ogni altro ha dato voce alle inquietudini dell’uomo moderno. the United States (iniziato nel 1910 e pubblicato nel 1927), Il processo (scritto tra il 1914 e il 1915, pubblicato nel 1924), e Il castello (scritto nel 1922 e pubblicato nel 1926) sono ormai tra i più celebri romanzi della letteratura moderna, in cui ritorna, pur sotto differenti trame, il tema dell’angoscia in line with una persecuzione assurda e incomprensibile. Lo sguardo appassionato e acuto e l’intelligenza profonda del giovane Franz svelano e rendono altissima letteratura le contraddizioni, i drammi, l. a. violenza e l. a. stupidità nascosti sotto le apparenze del reale. Un posto di rilievo nell’opera di Kafka spetta anche ai racconti, molti dei quali, come l. a. metamorfosi, Nella colonia penale, Il messaggio imperiale, sono veri capolavori. Completano il quantity le raccolte di aforismi, pensieri, appunti, alcune pubblicate nella forma voluta dall’autore (come le Considerazioni), altre curate dopo l. a. sua morte dall’amico Max Brod.Franz Kafkail più celebre interprete della complessità del vissuto umano e delle angosce che turbano l. a. nostra epoca, nacque a Praga nel 1883. Figlio di un agiato negoziante, gretto e autoritario, con cui visse sempre in conflitto, trascorse un’esistenza apparentemente monotona e priva di grandi avvenimenti. Poco dopo l. a. laurea s’impiegò in un ente pubblico, dove rimase fino a due anni prima della sua prematura scomparsa, avvenuta nel 1924 a causa della tubercolosi. Scrisse tre romanzi, the US, Il processo e Il Castello, un gran numero di bellissimi racconti, tutti pubblicati dalla Newton Compton nella collana e nel quantity unico Tutti romanzi, i racconti, pensieri e aforismi.

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Download E-books Angel Falls: A Novel PDF

By Kristin Hannah

Whilst Mikaela Campbell, loved spouse and mom, falls right into a coma, it truly is as much as her husband, Liam, to carry the relatives jointly and take care of their grieving, nervous childrens. medical professionals inform Liam to not anticipate a restoration, yet he believes that love can accomplish what scientific technological know-how can't. day-by-day he sits at Mikaela’s bedside, telling her tales of the dear existence they've got outfitted jointly, hoping opposed to wish that she's going to get up. yet then he discovers facts of his wife’s mystery earlier: a hidden first marriage to celebrity Julian True.
 
eager to deliver Mikaela again at any fee, Liam is familiar with that he needs to flip to Julian for support. yet will that selection expense Liam his spouse, his kin, and every thing he holds expensive? considered one of Kristin Hannah’s so much relocating novels, Angel Falls is a poignant and unforgettable portrait of marriage and dedication, of a standard guy who dares to chance every thing within the identify of affection.
 
Praise for Angel Falls
 
“A tearjerker . . . in regards to the triumphs of family.”—Detroit unfastened Press
 
“An all-night interpreting affair—you won’t be capable of placed it down. . . . [Angel Falls will] make you snicker and cry.”—New York Post
 
 “A jewel . . . Hannah has carried out her premise completely and plumbed its implications for each ounce of feeling.”San Jose Mercury News
 
“Hannah writes of affection with compassion and conviction.”—Luanne Rice

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