Sunjata Keita used to be the founding father of one of many maximum empires of Western Africa. those epic bills of his existence painting a grasping, slow-witted baby - stated to have crawled until eventually the age of 7 - who grew up as prophecy foretold to turn into a strong warrior, popular for his bravery and superhuman energy. They describe how, with assistance from his sister, who seduced their arch-enemy Sumanguru into revealing his mystery powers, Sunjata defeated the Susu overlords and created the Mali Empire which might final for 2 centuries. in keeping with occasions from the early 13th century, those stories of heroism and magic are nonetheless celebrated throughout West Africa as a part of a residing epic oral culture.
By Margaret Weis
Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman Joram and his spouse, Gwendolyn, go back from past the Border to reclaim their rightful position in Merilon. Rejoined via Saryon, Mosiah and Simkin, Joram needs to confront the evil sorcerer, Menju, and his military of Technologists in a last apocalyptic conflict to meet the traditional prophecy of the Darksword--to both store the area.
"[A] strangely relocating story." ―The New Yorker
"Bogdanov's novels display greatly approximately their interesting writer, approximately his time and, sarcastically, ours, and concerning the style of utopia in addition to his contribution to it." ―Slavic Review
"Bogdanov's inventive predictions for his utopia are either technological and social... much more farsighted are [his] fearful forebodings in regards to the limits and prices of the utopian future." ―Science Fiction Studies
"The modern reader will wonder at [Bogdanov's] foresight: nuclear fusion and propulsion, atomic weaponry and fallout, pcs, blood transfusions, and (almost) unisexuality." ―Choice
A communist society on Mars, the Russian revolution, and sophistication fight on planets is the topic of this arresting technological know-how fiction novel via Alexander Bogdanov (1873–1928), one of many early organizers and prophets of the Russian Bolshevik occasion. The pink big name is Mars, however it can be the dream set to paper of the society that may emerge on the earth after the twin victory of the socialist and scientific-technical revolutions. whereas portraying a harmonious and rational socialist society, Bogdanov sketches out the issues that may face industrialized countries, no matter if socialist or capitalist.
Initially released in 1983, The Cambridge background of Arabic Literature was once the 1st basic survey of the sphere to were released in English for over fifty years and the 1st tried in such element in a multi-volume shape. The volumes of the heritage offer a useful resource of reference and knowing of the highbrow, literary and non secular history of the Arabic-speaking and Islamic global. This quantity starts off its assurance with the oral verse of the 6th century advert, and ends with the autumn of the Umayyad dynasty centuries later. inside this era fall significant occasions: the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad, the founding of the Islamic faith, the nice Arab Islamic conquests of territories outdoor the Arabian Peninsula, and their assembly, as overlords, with the Byzantine and Sasanian international. members to this quantity talk about an array of subject matters together with the impacts of Greeks, Persians and Syrians on early Arabic literature.
By Joseph Conrad
The team of the service provider send Narcissus rally round a seriously unwell fellow crewmember, James Wait, placing their lives and the destiny of the send in jeopardy.
Based partially on writer Joseph Conrad's event in the course of a voyage from Bombay to London, The Nigger of the Narcissus is taken into account to be certainly one of Conrad's most sensible works.
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By Russell Banks
A pogo stick brings a curse down upon a Hmong village . . .
Laos, 1977. Dr. Siri Paiboun, the spry seventy-three-year-old reluctant nationwide coroner of Laos, is on his long ago from a Communist get together assembly whilst he's ambushed on a jungle path and abducted by means of seven woman Hmong villagers. His in simple terms path to freedom is to exorcise the village of its demon--a activity he has no proposal tips on how to accomplish--and in doing so he brings to cross the prediction of Auntie Bpoo, a transvestite fortune teller. in the meantime, again in Vientiane, Nurse Dtui and Dr. Siri's fiancée are all alone to trace down the murderer who's motive on wiping out the mortuary staff.
Exploding corpses, zombie muggers, and a geriatric gun fight--just one other day on the Laos nationwide morgue.
From the Hardcover edition.
By Mary Shelley
Victor Frankenstein, scientifique genevois, est recueilli sur l. a. banquise par un équipage faisant path vers le Pôle Nord. Très tourmenté, il livre son histoire au capitaine du bateau : quelque temps auparavant, il est parvenu à donner l. a. vie à une créature surhumaine. Mais celle-ci sème bientôt l. a. terreur autour d’elle…
A gripping portrayal of London's darkish legal underbelly, released in Penguin Classics with an advent through Philip Horne.
The tale of Oliver Twist - orphaned, and set upon via evil and adversity from his first breath - surprised readers whilst it was once released. After working clear of the workhouse and pompous beadle Mr Bumble, Oliver unearths himself lured right into a den of thieves peopled through bright and noteworthy characters - the crafty Dodger, vicious burglar invoice Sikes, his puppy Bull's Eye, and prostitute Nancy, all watched over by means of crafty master-thief Fagin. Combining parts of Gothic Romance, the Newgate Novel and renowned melodrama, Dickens created a wholly new form of fiction, scathing in its indictment of a merciless society, and pervaded via an unforgettable feel of possibility and mystery.
This Penguin Classics version of Oliver Twist is the 1st serious variation to faithfully reproduce the textual content as its earliest readers might have encountered it from its serialisation in Bentley's Miscellany, and contains an creation through Philip Horne, a word list of Victorian thieves' slang, a chronology of Dickens's existence, a map of latest London and all of George Cruikshank's unique illustrations.
For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts superior by way of introductions and notes by means of exceptional students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.
n+1 is a brand new York–based American literary journal that publishes social feedback, political statement, essays, paintings, poetry, booklet stories, and brief fiction. it truly is released 3 times every year, and content material is released on its web site numerous occasions each one week. each one print factor averages round two hundred pages in length.
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Issue 8 - Recessional, Fall 2009: 162 pgs
A purple and eco-friendly Marxism because the means out of the concern. Fiction from Mexico’s top untranslated novelist. The historical past of the hot Left assessment, adventures in on-line relationship, the increase of the neuronovel, on repressive sentimentalism.
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By Margaret Atwood
Joan Foster is the bored spouse of a myopic ban-the-bomber. She takes to the air in a single day as Canada's new superpoet, pens lurid gothics at the sly, draws a blackmailing reporter, skids cheerfully out and in of menacing plots, hair-raising traps, and passionate trysts, and lands lifeless and good in Terremoto, Italy. In this amazing, poetic, and magical novel, Margaret Atwood proves all over again why she is taken into account to be essentially the most vital and complete writers of our time.