Download E-books Liberation: New Works on Freedom from Internationally Renowned Poets PDF

By Mark Ludwig

An exploration of freedom through a number of the world’s so much celebrated poets, released for the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi camps
 
The 12 months 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi focus camps and the realization of the second one international conflict. yet worldwide, oppressed and imprisoned individuals are nonetheless eager for freedom and asking, “What does it suggest to be free?” This number of poems explores that question.

In honor of this anniversary, many of the world’s most sensible modern voices—including Rita Dove, Robert Pinsky, Jay Parini, Yusef Komunyakaa, Agi Mishol, Tsering Woeser, Han Dong, Ernesto Santana, and Richard Blanco—have written poems at the subject matter of liberation because it conjures up them for my part and creatively. the vast majority of their poems are released for the 1st time during this volume.

The result's a creative illustration of the common craving for freedom from twenty-five countries—and numerous tales of oppression, imprisonment, and liberation. listed below are Afghan ladies writing in mystery, Tibetan and Cuban dissidents, stories and hopes encouraged via issues from Fergusson to the center East, from disorder to spirituality to pleasure in nature. This assortment demonstrates the ability of paintings to heal and to deliver realization to freedom as a common human right.

Lyrical, uplifting, contemplative, occasionally offended, occasionally hopeful, constantly masterful, those are enduring poems to counterpoint and encourage.

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Download E-books Path into the Unknown: The Best of Soviet Science Fiction PDF

By Judith Merril

DIRECT FROM RUSSIA this day! A MIND-BLASTING GALAXY OF FAR-OUT, fascinating STORIES!

THE NEW global OF SOVIET technological know-how FICTION

Where robots problem their creators for domination of the Earth...

Where a wierd type of mutation threatens to alter males into beasts...

Where human wishes and values are locked in fateful conflict with the totalitarian ethos of the machine...

These are yet a number of the topics mirrored within the accumulating of glittering gemstones of Soviet technological know-how Fiction. like every nice SF, those striking flights of the mind's eye will shake up your past principles of the potential and the possible. and so they can also greatly regulate your notion of simply what's occurring in Russia this day.

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Download E-books Blood and Other Cravings: Original Stories of Vampires and Vampirism by Today's Greatest Writers of Dark Fiction PDF

By Ellen Datlow

When we expect of vampires, immediately the picture arises: fangs sunk deep into the throat of the sufferer. yet bloodsucking is simply one type of vampirism. For this brilliantly unique anthology, Ellen Datlow has commissioned tales from a few of the so much powerfully darkish voices in modern horror, who conjure stories of vampirism that might relax readers to the marrow.

In addition to the conventional fanged vampires, Datlow provides tales in regards to the leeching of emotion, the draining of the soul, and different darkish deeds of predation and exploitation, infestation, and evisceration…tales of existence essence, literal or metaphorical, stolen.

Seventeen tales, via such award-winning authors as Elizabeth undergo, Richard Bowes, Kathe Koja, Margo Lanagan, Carol Emshwiller, and Lisa Tuttle will petrify readers. With darkish stories by means of Laird Barron, Barry Malzberg and invoice Pronzini, Kaaron Warren, and different strong voices, Blood and different Cravings will redefine the phobia of vampires and vampirism.

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Download E-books Quicker Than the Eye: Stories PDF

By Ray Bradbury

April 2013 booklet unencumber. Retail ePub

The across the world acclaimed writer of The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, and Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury is a magician on the top of his powers, exhibiting his sorcerer's ability with twenty-one awesome tales that run the gamut from overall fact to mild awesome, from excessive midday to lengthy after hour of darkness. a real grasp tells all, revealing the unusual mystery of growing to be younger and mad; beginning a Witch Door that hyperlinks illiberal centuries; becoming a member of an historic couple of their wild assassination video games; celebrating existence and desires within the certain voice that has preferred him throughout six a long time and has enchanted hundreds of thousands of readers internationally.

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Download E-books Sailing to Byzantium: Six Novellas PDF

A number of six severely acclaimed novellas by way of technological know-how fiction Grand grasp Robert Silverberg—including the Nebula Award–winning “Sailing to Byzantium” and “Born with the Dead”
Robert Silverberg’s novellas open the door to new worlds: In “Born with the Dead,” a girl wills her physique to be “rekindled” after demise, permitting her to stroll one of the dwelling, whereas her husband is left within the very unlikely place of accepting her dying while he can nonetheless see her. within the Nebula Award­–nominated tale “Homefaring,” the time-traveling narrator reveals himself trapped within the attention of a lobsterlike creature of the a long way destiny, prime him to mirror on what it potential to be human. And within the collection’s Nebula Award­–winning identify tale, the Earth of the 50th century is a spot the place time is elusive and fluid, and younger electorate reside as travelers in historical cities.
 
Together, the tales in Sailing to Byzantium form an engrossing exploration of the short-novel shape by means of one in all technology fiction’s maximum writers.

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Download E-books Homecoming PDF

By Fern Michaels, Janet Dailey, Deborah Bedford

The abilities of 4 stellar authors are introduced jointly in a single passionate anthology that celebrates homecomings and the enjoyment of affection. This superbly repackaged vintage is bound to please longtime fanatics and allure new ones! In "The trip" by way of Fern Michaels, twelve years after being jilted on the altar, mountain advisor Maggie Osborne Harper is ready to make the toughest trek of her existence. In "Heading domestic" via Janet Dailey, Kate Summers has her purposes for warding off new neighbor Josh Reynolds, however the rugged rancher and his matchmaking puppy produce other principles. In "The go back of Walker Lee" by way of Sharon Sala, difficult as he attempted, Walker Lee could not overlook the Texas lady he left at the back of. yet after ten years, did Carrie Wainwright nonetheless wish him? In "Rockabye hotel" by means of Deborah Bedford, Wyoming innkeeper Anna Burden returns domestic after the twist of fate that stole her reminiscence to find shattering truths—and the therapeutic strength of love.

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Download E-books Christmas Stories Rediscovered: Short Stories from The Century Magazine, 1891-1905 PDF

By Barbara Quarton

This choice of pleasant Christmas tales from the pages of The Century Illustrated journal comprises the works of such striking nineteenth-century authors as Sarah Orne Jewett, Jacob Riis, Frank R. Stockton, and Ruth McEnery Stuart, between many others. Editor Barbara Quarton’s introductory reviews supply precious context for every tale, heightening the adventure for readers surprising with the situations of everyday life in turn-of-the-century the USA. Curl up in entrance of a fire--and organize to be charmed through Pop Baker, Cousin Fanny, Wulfy, and the snow infants. Christmas tales Rediscovered is a superb vacation learn!

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Download E-books The Oxford Book of American Poetry PDF

By David Lehman

This is the eagerly awaited new version of The Oxford e-book of yankee Poetry introduced thoroughly modern and dramatically extended by means of poet David Lehman. it's a wealthy, capacious quantity, that includes the paintings of greater than two hundred poets-almost thrice as many because the 1976 version. With a succinct and infrequently witty head be aware introducing each one writer, it's sure to turn into the definitive anthology of yank poetry for our time.

Lehman has accumulated jointly the entire works one may look forward to finding in a landmark selection of American poetry, from Whitman's Crossing Brooklyn Ferry to Stevens's The notion of Order at Key West, and from Eliot's The Waste Land to Ashbery's Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror. yet both very important, the editor has considerably multiplied the diversity of the anthology. The e-book comprises not just writers born because the prior variation, but additionally many high quality poets missed in prior variants or little identified long ago yet hugely deserving of awareness. The anthology confers legitimacy at the Objectivist poets; the so-called Proletariat poets of the Nineteen Thirties; well-known poets who fell into forget or have been the sufferers of serious backlash (Edna St. Vincent Millay); poets whose precise worthy has merely turn into transparent with the passing of time (Weldon Kees). between poets lacking from Richard Ellmann's 1976 quantity yet released listed here are W. H. Auden, Charles Bukowski, Donald Justice, Carolyn Kizer, Kenneth Koch, Stanley Kunitz, Emma Lazarus, Mina Loy, Howard Moss, Lorine Niedecker, George Oppen, James Schuyler, Elinor Wylie, and Louis Zukosky. Many extra ladies are represented: striking poets akin to Josephine Jacobsen, Josephine Miles, might Swenson. quite a few African-American poets obtain their due, and unforeseen figures resembling the musicians Bob Dylan, Patti Smith and Robert Johnson have a spot during this vital work.

This lovely assortment redefines the good canon of yankee poetry from its origins within the seventeenth century correct as much as the current. it's a must-have anthology for somebody attracted to American literature and a ebook that's certain to be consulted, debated, and valuable for years to come.

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Download E-books Life on Mars: Tales from the New Frontier PDF

Mars! The pink Planet! For generations, humans have puzzled what it might be wish to commute to and dwell there. That interest has encouraged the most sturdy technology fiction, together with Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles and the paintings of Isaac Asimov. Now the award-winning anthologist Jonathan Strahan has introduced jointly 13 unique tales to discover the probabilities. After interpreting Life on Mars, readers won't ever examine the fourth planet from the sunlight an identical approach back.

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