Download E-books Seventeenth-Century Spanish Poetry: The Power of Artifice PDF

By Arthur Terry

This is often the 1st accomplished examine in English of 1 of an important our bodies of verse in ecu literature. Seventeenth-century Spanish poetry represents the end result of a wealthy Renaissance culture, and Professor Terry units out to make this obtainable not just to Hispanists but in addition to readers of English, French and Italian poetry, with which it had many issues of touch. He offers either with the main poets of the interval and with their various lesser-known contemporaries, paying shut awareness to person poems, and offering English translations for all quotations. The ebook additionally increases vital normal matters within the mild of contemporary feedback.

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Download E-books Between You and Me: A Novel PDF

By Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus

The authors of the number 1 New York Times bestseller The Nanny Diaries take “an unflinching examine the cost of repute” (Booklist) during this tale of a tender girl attempting to break out her formidable family.

Growing up in small-town Oklahoma, cousins Logan and Kelsey Wade have been raised like sisters. infrequently separated, they grew to become every one other’s lifelines, escaping into the small joys of adolescence to outlive the expanding chaos of their family members. Then sooner or later Logan awakened and Kelsey and her mom and dad have been gone.

Years later, Kelsey has been propelled via her relentless mom and dad to mega-stardom, her voice a radio fixture and her face on billboards world wide. in the meantime, Logan is making an attempt to carve out her personal existence in big apple urban regardless of the consistent reminders of her cousin’s absence. notwithstanding she has lengthy for the reason that stopped attempting to resolve the secret in their final hours jointly, the inexplicably fractured thoughts hang-out her.

Then on Logan’s twenty-seventh birthday, she will get the decision that she’s been longing for—and dreading. ahead of she will second-guess herself, she’s on a airplane to L.A. to reunite with Kelsey and the fogeys who ripped them aside, yet Logan will quickly study that a few family members secrets and techniques are saved hidden for a cause.

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Download E-books My Face for the World to See (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

By Alfred Hayes

Alfred Hayes is likely one of the mystery masters of the 20 th century novel, a journalist and scriptwriter and poet who possessed an immaculate ear and who wrote with razorsharp intelligence approximately ardour and its payback.

My Face for the area to See is decided in Hollywood, the place the tonic for anonymity is popularity and you’re basically as actual as your photo. At a celebration, the narrator, a screenwriter, rescues a tender lady who staggers with drunken selection into the Pacific. he's dwelling faraway from his spouse in big apple and some time past shed any illusions in regards to the worth of his paintings. He simply desires to be left on my own. And but with no quite desiring to, he will get concerned with the younger girl, who has, it kind of feels, no illusions approximately love, in particular with married males. She’s a survivor, whether her good looks is a bit battered from years of no longer fairly making it within the photos. She’s similar to him, he thinks, and as their informal dating takes on an more and more stricken and damaging depth, it sounds as if could simply be real, simply no longer within the method he supposes.

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Download E-books The Republic of Love: A Novel PDF

By Carol Shields

The Pulitzer Prize–winning writer of The Stone Diaries gives us a love tale for the a long time: the story of 2 polar opposites on a rocky highway to romance
He’s a thrice-divorced late-night talk-show host. She’s an single folklorist passionate about mermaids. He lives for the current. She lives some time past. either are leery of dedication. Neither has ever recognized lasting love. but if Tom Avery and Fay McLeod meet, it’s love—or not less than lust—at first sight. after which destiny starts off to throw them curveballs.
Shifting among Tom and Fay’s stories—from their advanced histories via their present-day angst—The Republic of Love features pleasant secondary characters within the fans’ acquaintances and households, together with Fay’s probably fortunately married mom and dad and her liked godmother, Onion. As Tom and Fay forge bravely forward right into a romantic minefield, they make startling discoveries approximately one another and themselves. along with her trademark wit and irony, and a deep compassion for her hero and heroine, Carol Shields supplies us a party of affection in all its guises.

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Download E-books The Tunnel (Penguin Classics) PDF

One of the good brief novels of the 20th century—in an version marking the one centesimal anniversary of the author's birth.

An unforgettable mental novel of obsessive love, The Tunnel was once championed by means of Albert Camus, Thomas Mann, and Graham Greene upon its ebook in 1948 and went directly to turn into a world bestseller. At its heart is an artist named Juan Pablo Castel, who recounts from his felony mobilephone his homicide of a lady named María Iribarne. Obsessed from the instant he sees her studying one in all his work, Castel fantasizes for months approximately how they may meet back. whilst he occurs upon her sooner or later, a courting develops that convinces him in their mutual love. yet Castel's becoming paranoia leads him to wreck the single factor he really cares about.

For greater than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,500 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 more suitable by way of introductions and notes by means of unusual students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Labor Day Movie Tie- In Edition: A Novel (P.S.) PDF

By Joyce Maynard

“Joyce Maynard is in top-notch shape with Labor Day. easily a singular you can't miss.”

—Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling writer of My Sister’s Keeper and Keeping Faith

“Maynard has created an ensemble of characters that may sneak into your center, and hot it whereas it breaks.”

St. Petersburg Times

Joyce Maynard, acclaimed writer of At domestic within the World, is again with Labor Day. The  unforgettable tale of a mom and son endlessly replaced in the course of an extended summer season weekend whilst a mysterious guy comes into their lives. Labor Day is “a attractive, web page turning, poignant tale” (Jane Hamilton, writer of A Map of the World) that “affirms Maynard’s attractiveness as a grasp storyteller and indicates her to be a passionate humanist with a proficient ear and center” (People)

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Download E-books The Museum of Unconditional Surrender PDF

Critically acclaimed experimental, literary fiction via the recognized Croatian exile author.

The Museum of Unconditional Surrender―by the popular Yugoslavian author Dubravka Ugresic―begins within the Berlin Zoo, with the contents of Roland the Walrus's belly displayed beside his pool (Roland died in August, 1961). those objects―a cigarette lighter, lollipop sticks, a beer-bottle opener, etc.―like the fictitious items of the radical itself, are likely random first and foremost, yet ultimately coalesce, meaningfully and poetically.

Written in quite a few literary varieties, The Museum of Unconditional Surrender captures the shattered global of a existence in exile. a few chapters re-create the day-by-day magazine of the narrator's lonely and alienated mom, who outlets on the improvised flea-markets on the town and longs for her youngsters; one other is a dream-like narrative within which a circle of girls associates are visited through an angel. There are reflections and money owed of the Holocaust and the Yugoslav Civil struggle; images of ecu artists; a recipe for Caraway Soup; a relocating tale of a romantic stumble upon the narrator has in Lisbon; descriptions of relations photos; stories of the small city during which Ugresic used to be raised.

Addressing the topics of paintings and background, getting older and loss, The Museum is a haunting and an incredibly unique novel. within the phrases of the days Literary complement, "it is shiny in its denunciation of harmful forces and in its evocation of what's at stake."

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Download E-books Ma vie à Saint-Domingue PDF

By Jean-Jacques Salgon

Ma vie à Saint-Domingue raconte une histoire, des histoires. D’abord celle de Toussaint Louverture, génial stratège et héros de l. a. révolte des esclaves dans l’ancienne colonie française de Saint-Domingue, aujourd’hui République d’Haïti, et que Napoléon healthy déporter et emprisonner au castle de Joux où il mourut de froid et de maladie le 7 avril 1802.Celle aussi de ses enfants, Isaac et Placide, qui furent un temps les hôtes de l. a. France (qui les accueillit comme élèves dans son establishment Nationale des Colonies) avant d’y revenir, six ans plus tard, contraints et forcés, assignés à résidence, au second de l’arrestation de leur père. Celle de Déguénou, le père de Toussaint, capturé en Afrique et vendu comme esclave. Celle d’Aimé-Benjamin Fleuriau parti de los angeles Rochelle et devenu planteur à los angeles Croix-des-Bouquets, près de Port-au-Prince.À tous ces destins et d’autres encore se mêlent les propres souvenirs de l’auteur dans un système de réminiscences qui entrent en résonance avec l’histoire qu’il s’efforce de mettre au jour afin, nous dit-il, de se los angeles réapproprier, comme si on l’en avait préalablement privé. vehicle si – dans les circonstances dramatiques qui continuent de frapper Haïti – le projecteur a été soudain braqué sur ce will pay, son histoire et les liens particuliers qui l’unirent jadis à los angeles France sont encore trop méconnus. De ce manque ressenti est donc né un petit livre qui n’est en rien celui d’un historien mais plutôt celui d’un voyageur curieux qui aurait provisoirement choisi d’explorer le temps plutôt que l’espace.

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Download E-books The Soft Machine PDF

In bare Lunch, William S. Burroughs printed his genius. within the delicate desktop he starts an event that would take us even additional into the darkish recesses of his mind's eye, a zone the place not anything is sacred, not anything taboo. carrying on with his ferocious verbal attack on hatred, hype, poverty, struggle, forms, and dependancy in all its kinds, Burroughs offers us a surreal area odyssey during the wounded galaxies in a e-book simply he may well create.

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