Download E-books Blue of Noon (Penguin Modern Classics) PDF

By Georges Bataille

Set opposed to the backdrop of Europe's slide into Fascism, "Blue of midday" is a blackly compelling account of depravity and violence. As its narrator lurches despairingly from urban to urban in a surreal sexual and psychological nightmare of squalor, sadism and drunken encounters, his inner cave in mirrors the struggling with and marching at the streets open air. Exploring the darkish forces underneath the outside of civilization, this can be a novel torn among picking out with history's sufferers and being seduced by means of the big glamour of its poor victors, and is without doubt one of the 20th century's nice nihilist works.

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Download E-books Ghost Town: A Novel PDF

By Robert Coover

In a land of sand, dry rocks, and lifeless issues rides the undying American hero: a forlorn horseman, "leathery and sunburnt and previous because the hills. but only a child. will never be whatever else." He drifts right into a wasteland ghost city (or, in a feeling, it drifts as much as him), the place, lower than an vague legal responsibility, he needs to function either lawman and outlaw, a functionality either outrageously comedian and profoundly tense, equivalent to Samuel Beckett's clowns and of Miguel de Cervantes's Don Quixote. the entire parts of the Western epic are present--heroes and villains, whores and virgins, gunfights, saloon brawls, high-stakes playing, financial institution and educate robberies, runaway level coaches, white stallions and black mares, farm animals stampedes, prospectors and bounty hunters, jailbreaks, duels, scalp-hunts and hangings--but all significantly remodeled by means of Robert Coover's comedian power. a lot as Cervantes's spellbound knight introduced an finish to the period of the medieval eu romance, so does Robert Coover's Ghost city hero carry down the curtain in this century of the yank cowboy.

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Download E-books Slingshot: A Spycatcher Novel (Spycatcher Novels) PDF

By Matthew Dunn

Matthew Dunn makes use of his adventure as a former MI6 box officer to deliver transfixing realism to Slingshot, his 3rd Spycatcher novel that includes Will Cochrane—MI6’s, and now the CIA’s, such a lot prized asset and deadliest weapon.
In Slingshot, Cochrane is ordered to get well a mysterious record stolen via a Russian international Intelligence provider (SRV) traitor operating for a former high-ranking East German Stasi officer. The officer, years earlier than, had instigated a mystery pact among Russian and U.S. generals. The contract stipulated that are meant to or not it's damaged, an murderer may instantly be set unfastened after an unknown target.
The SRV has despatched their very own model of Cochrane, a cold-blooded, excellent operative, to retrieve the rfile, pitting spycatcher opposed to spycatcher.
Slingshot, with its cat-and-mouse espionage, brutal motion, and intricate protagonist, is a must-read for enthusiasts of Robert Ludlum and Lee Child.

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Download E-books Una semana de vacaciones (Panorama de Narrativas) (Spanish Edition) PDF

Christine Angot ha escrito esta breve novela como se saca una foto, sin respirar, sin pararse a tomar aliento. Buscando l. a. precision, captando el instante y el movimiento. No nos corresponde a nosotros, lectores, aspirar a conocer el elemento desencadenante; poco importa saberlo. No tardamos en darnos cuenta al leerlo de que el texto posee en si mismo el poder de actuar con violencia. Suscita sentimientos a los que l. a. angustia no es ajena. Provoca el sobrecogimiento a traves del cual reconocemos uno de los poderes de l. a. literatura: conferir a las palabras todo su poder explicativo y figurativo, mas que utilizarlas para ocultar y velar. Es como si el escritor levantara ese velo no para asustarnos, sino a fin de que veamos y comprendamos. / it's a tale of an incestuous dating among a father and a daughteran event suffered by way of the writer herself, exacerbated by means of the celebration of a violent vacation weekend shared via the protagonists. the result's a stunningly strong and offended textual content, which forces the reader to confront a bad truth.

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Download E-books The Blue Mountain: A Novel PDF

By Meir Shalev

The absorbing first novel by means of one among Israel's most crucial and acclaimed modern writers makes a speciality of 4 idealistic early settlers of the modern kingdom of Israel

Set in a small rural village sooner than the production of the nation of Israel, this humorous and highly ingenious ebook paints a unprecedented photograph of a small neighborhood of Ukrainian immigrants as they pioneer a brand new existence in a brand new land over 3 generations. Narrated through Baruch, a grandson of 1 of the founding fathers of the village, this lyrical novel transcends time and position via concerning problems with common relevance, showcasing the ability of a grasp storyteller who by no means fails to entertain. 

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Download E-books How to Eat a Cupcake: A Novel PDF

By Meg Donohue

"A gleaming, witty tale approximately an not going, but redemptive, friendship....Grab the sort of in your ally and browse it together--preferably with a plate of Meyer Lemon cupcakes nearby."
--Katie Crouch, bestselling writer of Girls in Trucks and Men and Dogs

"Beautifully written and quietly clever, Meg Donohue's How to devour a Cupcake is an achingly sincere portrayal of the numerous layers of friendship--a tale so vividly advised, you could (almost) style the buttercream." (Sarah Jio, bestselling writer of The Violets of March and The Bungalow )

Author Meg Donohue has cooked up a completely delicious debut novel, How to devour a Cupcake, that explores what occurs while formative years pals, Annie and Julia, reconnect as adults and choose to open a cupcakery. yet luck of their new baking company enterprise will depend on their overcoming previous betrayals, first loves, and an unforeseen and really harmful danger. Donohue's How to consume a Cupcake is modern women's fiction at its smartest, sweetest, and such a lot pleasant, becoming a member of the ranks of The Recipe Club, The tuition for crucial Ingredients, and Joanne Harris's vintage Chocolat
by way of proving once more that fiction and meals make an unbeatable mixture.

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Download E-books Gesammelte Werke: Essays + Aufsätze + Satiren + Kritiken + Autobiografische Schriften (Über 600 Titel in einem Buch - Vollständige Ausgaben): Goethes Wahlverwandtschaften ... der Geschichte und mehr (German Edition) PDF

Dieses e-book: "Gesammelte Werke: Essays + Aufsätze + Satiren + Kritiken + Autobiografische Schriften (Über six hundred Titel in einem Buch - Vollständige Ausgabe)" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen.
Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) warfare ein deutscher Philosoph, Literaturkritiker und Übersetzer der Werke von Balzac, Baudelaire und Marcel Proust.
Kritiken und Rezensionen
Berliner Kindheit um Neunzehnhundert
Die Siegessäule
Das Telephon
Abreise und rückkehr
Zu spät gekommen
Steglitzer Ecke Genthiner
Die Speisekammer
Erwachen des Sexus
Eine Todesnachricht
Über Sprache überhaupt und über die Sprache des Menschen
Deutsche Menschen
Der Begriff der Kunstkritik in der deutschen Romantik
Der Begriff der Kunstkritik in der deutschen
Goethes Wahlverwandtschaften
Ursprung des deutschen Trauerspiels
Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit
Charles Baudelaire, Ein Lyriker im Zeitalter des Hochkapitalismus
Über den Begriff der Geschichte
Aufsätze, Essays, Vorträge
Frühe Arbeiten zur Bildungs- und Kulturkritik
Metaphysisch-geschichtsphilosophische Studien
Literarische und ästhetische Essays
Literarische Rundfunkvorträge
Ästhetische Fragmente
Vorträge und Reden
Kulturpolitische Artikel und Aufsätze
Kleine Prosa
Satiren, Polemiken, Glossen
Illustrierte Aufsätze
Das kalte Herz
Rundfunkgeschichten für Kinder
Geschichten und Novellistisches
Das Passagen-Werk
Zur Sprachphilosophie und Erkenntniskritik
Zur ethical und Anthropologie
Zur Geschichtsphilosophie, Historik und Politik
Zur Ästhetik
Charakteristiken und Kritiken
Zur Literaturkritik
Zu Grenzgebieten
Betrachtungen und Notizen
Autobiographische Schriften
Aufzeichnungen 1906-1932
Berliner Chronik

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Download E-books Ernest Hemingway in Context PDF

By Debra Moddelmog, Suzanne del Gizzo

Ernest Hemingway's literary occupation was once formed by way of the striking contexts during which he lived, from the streets of suburban Chicago to the seashores of the Caribbean islands, to the battlefields of WWI, Franco's Spain, and WWII. This quantity examines a number of the geographic, political, social, and literary contexts wherein Hemingway crystallized his unmistakable narrative voice.

Written through forty-three specialists in Hemingway stories, the great but concise essays amassed the following discover how Hemingway is either a product and a critic of his occasions, concerning his courting to concerns of favor, biography, letters, cinema, the humanities, track, masculinity, sexuality, the surroundings, ethnicity and race, legacy, and ladies.

Fans, scholars, and students of Hemingway will flip to this reference many times for a fuller figuring out of this iconic American writer.

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Download E-books Nightwoods: A Novel PDF

By Charles Frazier

Charles Frazier, the acclaimed writer of Cold Mountain and 13 Moons, returns with a blinding novel set in small-town North Carolina within the early Sixties. along with his fantastic portrait of Luce, a tender lady who inherits her murdered sister’s afflicted twins, Frazier has created his such a lot memorable heroine. sooner than the kids, Luce was once content material with the reimbursements of the wealthy Appalachian panorama, deciding on to stay except the small group round her. however the coming of the youngsters adjustments every little thing, cracking open her solitary lifestyles in tricky, hopeful, risky methods. In a lean, tight narrative, Nightwoods resonates with the timelessness of an outstanding paintings of art.
“Impossible to shake.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Fantastic.”—The Washington Post
“Astute and compassionate.”—The Boston Globe

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Download E-books The Kindness of Strangers PDF

By Katrina Kittle

A younger widow elevating boys, Sarah encumbered is suffering to maintain her relations jointly. but if a surprising revelation rips aside the relations of her closest pal, Sarah unearths herself welcoming yet one more stricken younger boy into her already tumultuous existence.

Jordan, a quiet, reclusive simple tuition classmate of Sarah's son Danny, has survived a poor ordeal. via agreeing to turn into Jordan's foster mom, Sarah might be compelled to query the issues she has lengthy believed. and because the tender threads that bind their kinfolk start to get to the bottom of, all of the Ladens should face tough truths approximately themselves and one another—and become aware of the ability of affection essential to forgive and to heal.

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