Literature

Download E-books Place and Displacement in the Narrative Worlds of Jorge Luis Borges and Julio Cortázar (Currents in Comparative Romance Languages and Literatures) PDF

By Nataly Tcherepashenets

Place and Displacement within the Narrative Worlds of Jorge Luis Borges and Julio Cortázar engages the notions of position and displacement as heuristic units for literary research of Borges’s and Cortázar’s narratives. It maps out those authors’ visions of position and displacement in a few of their most renowned texts; locates the ‘place’ of Borges’s texts inside of Cortázar’s fictional universe; and delineates new routes in verbal exchange among various literary traditions, and philosophical and anthropological discourses. This publication additionally means that the problem of a strict competition among position and displacement in Borges’s and Cortázar’s works is either consultant and emblematic of a continuum of Latin American literature.

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Download E-books Roads of the Heart: A Novel PDF

By Christopher Tilghman

With the deep emotion and perception of “a actual storyteller” (Richard Eder, Los Angeles Times), Christopher Tilghman, the writer of the acclaimed Mason’s Retreat and In a Father’s Place, has written a robust new novel of fellows and ladies, fathers and families.

Eric Alwin has long gone to go to his aged father, a as soon as commanding and charismatic Maryland senator who has obvious his public carrier soured–and his family members broken–by a intercourse scandal. figuring out that his personal unfaithfulness, his disaffection along with his profession and marriage, appear to be a continuation of a relatives development, Eric is astonished to discover his father featuring a daring expedition.

The resulting journey during the Deep South and the yank heartland turns into either a trip into the emotional fact of the Alwin kinfolk and a leap forward right into a new type of resilience and figuring out, and love. alongside the best way, Eric will understand anew not just his mom, Audrey, yet his sisters, Alice and Poppy, and his personal spouse and son. As he discovers the awesome mystery at the back of the scandal that outlined his father’s destiny, he'll additionally become aware of what he needs to do to form a extra actual and coherent lifestyles for himself.

Christopher Tilghman’s Roads of the Heart is an excellent success by way of an writer who, grappling with the traces and discords of latest American tradition, achieves a different knowing of the way family love and lose and locate each other each day.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download E-books The Waters of Kronos PDF

By Conrad Richter

From the time of its first e-book in 1960, Conrad Richter's The Waters of Kronos sparked energetic debate concerning the quantity to which its tale of a belated go back to early life scenes reflected key occasions of Richter's personal lifestyles. As used to be renowned on the time, Richter had spent a number of years within the Southwest, the place he accumulated the cloth for his first profitable e-book, Early americans and different Stories, yet through 1933, he had lower back to dwell in his fatherland, Pine Grove, Pennsylvania.

John Donner, the most protagonist in The Waters of Kronos, strains an identical direction from west to east, even supposing he unearths that his relations domestic and local city were submerged below the deep waters of a lake shaped by way of the development of a hydroelectric dam. As Richter narrates his modify ego's efforts to salvage his earlier, he strikes past "semi-autobiography" to supply what are widely known as his such a lot haunting reflections upon the ability of relations historical past, the fragility of human reminiscence, and art's position in structuring the communal ethos. David McCullough, a fellow Pulitzer Prize winner, met and befriended Richter within the Nineteen Sixties and has known as him "an American master," praising The Waters of Kronos as "his most pretty book."

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Download E-books Time Out of Joint PDF

By Philip K. Dick

"Marvelous, terrifying enjoyable, specially if you’ve ever suspected that the realm is an unreal build outfitted completely to maintain you from figuring out who you actually are. Which it's, of course."—Rolling Stone

Ragle Gumm has a different activity: each day he wins a newspaper contest. And whilst he isn’t consulting his charts and tables, he enjoys his existence in a small city in 1959. no less than, that’s what he thinks. yet then unusual issues begin occurring. He reveals a yellow pages the place the entire numbers were disconnected, and article a couple of recognized starlet he’s by no means heard of named Marilyn Monroe. Plus, daily items are commencing to disappear and are changed by way of strips of paper with phrases written on them like "bowl of plant life" and "soft drink stand." whilst Ragle skips city to attempt to discover the reason for those strange occurrences, his discovery can make him query every thing he has ever known.

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Download E-books The Divine Comedy: Volume 1: Inferno PDF

By Dante Alighieri, Mark Musa

An acclaimed translation of Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy quantity 1: Inferno that keeps all of the sort, energy and that means of the original

This lively translation of Inferno preserves Dante's easy, average type, and captures the fast flow of the unique Italian verse. Mark Musa's clean verse rendition of the poet's trip in the course of the circles of hell recreates for the trendy reader the wealthy meanings that Dante's poem had for his contemporaries. Musa's advent and commentaries on all the cantos brilliantly light up the text. 

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts better via introductions and notes by means of amazing students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

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Download E-books The Wild Colonial Boy: A Novel PDF

By James Hynes

After years of violence, a annoying calm pervades Northern eire, quickly to be damaged by way of Jimmy Coogan, an IRA veteran long gone renegade. Jimmy has stolen ten kilos of plastic explosive, desiring to damage the parliamentary goals of the IRA management.

Into Jimmy's turbulent global come younger americans: Brian, useless, ironic, yet well-meaning; and Clare, a gorgeous, earnest collage scholar. In eire on an errand for his Irish Republican relations in Detroit, Brian is recruited to Jimmy's bloody project through his cousin Maire, Coogan's sharp-tongued spouse. quickly they're all drawn into the unforgiving labyrinth of recent terrorism, borne towards a terrible and deadly climax.

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Download E-books Why Victorian Literature Still Matters (Blackwell Manifestos) PDF

By Philip J. Davis

Why Victorian Literature nonetheless Matters is a passionate protection of Victorian literature’s enduring influence and significance for readers drawn to the connection among literature and existence, interpreting and considering. * Explores the prominence of Victorian literature for modern readers and teachers, in the course of the author’s distinct perception into why it's nonetheless vital this present day* presents new frames of interpretation for key Victorian works of literature and shut readings of vital texts* Argues for a brand new engagement with Victorian literature, from basic readers and students alike* Seeks to take away Victorian literature from an entrenched set of values, traditions and views - demonstrating how important and resonant it really is for contemporary literary and cultural research

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Download E-books War of the Wives PDF

By Tamar Cohen

Think marriage capability happily-ever-after? imagine again… 

Selina and Lottie are entire opposites. the place Selina is poised yet prudish, Lottie is quirky and emotional. Selina is the dutiful mom of 3 young children and capable supervisor in their trendy suburban domestic. Lottie lives together with her eccentric teenage daughter in a small urban condominium healthy to bursting with colour and chuffed chaos. yet those ladies even have one stunning similarity: they are married to an analogous man…and they have simply figured out he is dead. 

Selina has been married to Simon Busfield for twenty-eight years, Lottie for seventeen. Neither understands something in regards to the different till the day of Simon's funeral, the place the scandalous fact is published in entrance of everybody they be aware of. one other spouse, one other kin… And they have onlyjust scratched the skin of Simon's marvelous betrayal. 

With darkish humor and razor-sharp wit, Cohen expertly unravels a narrative of deception and betrayal, the place very diverse households will discover they are entwined in ways in which will swap all of them forever. 

 

"Witty, ludicrously melodramatic and psychologically perceptive." 

—Sunday Telegraph  

"A cracking debut…. deadly appeal with a smart twist on the finish. Addictive." 

—The Bookseller at the Mistress's Revenge

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Download E-books I Am a Japanese Writer PDF

A devilishly clever new novel via the across the world bestselling writer and Prix Médicis winner

A black author from Montreal has chanced on definitely the right identify for his subsequent e-book I Am a eastern Writer. His writer loves it and offers him an strengthen. the matter is, he can not seem to write a note of it. He nurses his writer's block through taking baths, re-reading the japanese poet Basho and interesting in amorous intrigues with emerging pop megastar Midori. The booklet, nonetheless unwritten, turns into a cult phenomenon in Japan, and the author a global superstar. A eastern author publishes a booklet referred to as I Am a Malagasy Writer. Even the japanese consulate is intrigued. Our hero is delighted—until issues begin to get it wrong. half postmodern fable, half Kafkaesque nightmare and half travelogue to the internal reaches of the self, I Am a eastern Writer calls into query every thing we predict we all know approximately what-and who-makes a piece of art

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Download E-books The Confession of Fitzwilliam Darcy PDF

By Mary Street

Pride and Prejudice advised from a delightfully assorted viewpoint. "The Holy Grail of P&P sequels." (Austenblog)

initially released within the U.K., Mary Street's inventive retelling of Jane Austen's vintage tale now makes its U.S. debut-to the satisfaction of the lovers of Austen's comedian masterpiece of divine romance. In Fitzwilliam Darcy, Austen created the final word romantic hero. but Pride and Prejudice unearths little of Darcy's innermost concepts. right here, highway unveils the genuine causes and mysteries of Elizabeth Bennet's enigmatic suitor. via Darcy's eyes we find the truth of his relationships together with his sister Georgiana, his cousin Colonel Fitzwilliam, the dastardly Wickham, his good friend Bingley, and his bold aunt, girl Catherine. and naturally, all his memorable encounters with Elizabeth, from that first view of her fantastic eyes to his disastrous idea, after which to a satisfaction and vanity tempered by way of an unquenchable love.

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