Download E-books Dialogues with Silence: Prayers & Drawings PDF

By Thomas Merton

An intensely own devotional publication from Thomas Merton, the last word non secular author of our time, exhibiting his contemplative and spiritual facet via his prayers and rarely-seen drawings. the one Merton present ebook available.

Dialogues with Silence incorporates a collection of prayers from all through Merton's life--from his journals, letters, poetry, books--accompanied via all a hundred of Merton's not often noticeable, pleasant Zen-like pen-and-ink drawings, and should allure new readers in addition to Merton devotees. there isn't any different Merton devotional like this, and the paperback version should be elegantly designed and packaged.

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Download E-books Pro L. Murena Oratio (American Philological Association: Text and Commentaries Series) PDF

By Marcus Tullius Cicero

Cicero's speech on behalf of L. Lucinius Murena, newly elected to the consulship of sixty two BCE yet instantly prosecuted for electoral bribery, is principally recognized for its digressions and useful for its insights into the complicated political wrangles of the overdue 60s. it really is, although, a speech customarily excerpted and stated than learn in its entirety, even though even if the absence of an English-language observation is a reason or influence of that scenario is still doubtful. in brief, a pedagogical remark in this very important and weird speech is lengthy overdue.
Distinguished Latinist Elaine Fantham's remark is noteworthy for its skill to clarify not just the rhetorical constitution of this speech however the intent at the back of Cicero's strategic judgements in growing that constitution. It additionally calls realization to the stylistic positive factors like observe selection, rhetorical figures, and rhythmic results that make the speech so potent, and explains with care and precision the political, social, and old issues that formed the prosecution and protection of the slightly hapless defendant. This statement contains the type of grammatical explication required to make its riches available to undergraduate scholars of Latin.

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Download E-books The Invisible Bridge (Vintage Contemporaries) PDF

By Julie Orringer

Paris, 1937. Andras Lévi, a Hungarian-Jewish structure scholar, arrives from Budapest with a scholarship, a unmarried suitcase, and a mysterious letter he promised to convey. but if he falls right into a advanced courting with the letter's recipient, he turns into aware about a mystery that would adjust the process his—and his family’s—history.

From the small Hungarian city of Konyár to the grand opera homes of Budapest and Paris, from the depression of Carpathian iciness to an unbelievable existence in exertions camps, The Invisible Bridge tells the tale of a relations shattered and remade in history’s darkest hour.

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Download E-books The Cloud Atlas PDF

By Liam Callanan

Set opposed to the fabulous backdrop of Alaska within the waning days of global conflict II, The Cloud Atlas is a charming debut novel, a narrative of experience and awakening--and of a tender soldier who got here to Alaska on a rare, top-secret mission...and stumbled on an international that may hang-out him forever.

Drifting in the course of the evening, whisper-quiet, they have been the main chic manifestations of a determined enemy: eastern balloon bombs. made from rice paper, right now inventive and lethal, they sailed millions of miles around the Pacific...and after they all started touchdown, the U.S. scrambled groups to discover and defuse them, after which hold them mystery from an already nervous public. Eighteen-year-old Louis Belk used to be a kind of males. Dispatched to the Alaskan frontier, younger Sergeant Belk was once larger proficient in bomb disposal than in retaining secrets and techniques. And the mysteries surrounding his project in basic terms elevated while he met his more desirable officer--a brutal veteran OSS secret agent hunter who knew all too good what the balloons may do--and Lily, a Yup'ik Eskimo lady who claimed she may see the future.

Louis's more advantageous ushers him right into a global of darkish secrets and techniques; Lily introduces Louis to an both disorienting international of spirits--and hope. however the international that eventually exams all of them is Alaska, whose vastness cloaks mysteries that in simple terms turn into extra scary as they resolve. Chasing after the ghostly floating guns, Louis embarks upon an experience that may lead him deep into the tundra. There, at the fringe of the unending barren region, he'll make a discovery and a call that may switch the process his life.

At as soon as a heart-quickening secret and a distinct love tale, The Cloud Atlas is additionally a haunting, lyrical rendering of a little-known bankruptcy in background. Brilliantly imagined, fantastically informed, this can be storytelling at its very best.

From the Hardcover variation.

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Download E-books The Panopticon: A Novel PDF

By Jenni Fagan

Named one among Granta's better of younger British Novelists

Anais Hendricks, fifteen, is at the back of a police automobile. She is headed for the Panopticon, a house for power younger offenders. She cannot take into account what’s occurred, yet throughout city a policewoman lies in a coma and Anais is roofed in blood. Raised in foster care from delivery and moved via twenty-three placements earlier than she even became seven, Anais has been allow down via as regards to each grownup she has ever met. Now a counterculture outlaw, she understands that she will basically depend on herself. And but regardless of the parade of horrors visited upon her formative years, she greets the realm with the witty, fierce perception of a survivor.
 
Anais reveals a feeling of belonging one of the citizens of the Panopticon—they shape extreme bonds, and he or she quickly turns into a part of an ad-hoc kin. jointly, they try opposed to the adults that retain them constrained. but if she appears to be like up on the watchtower that looms over the citizens, Anais realizes her destiny: She is an nameless a part of an test, and he or she consistently used to be. Now apparently the test is final in.

Now with additional Libris fabric, together with a reader’s consultant and bonus content material

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Download E-books The Curious Enlightenment of Professor Caritat: A Novel of Ideas PDF

By Steven Lukes

The Curious Enlightenment of Professor Caritat is an excellent fictional trip via Western political philosophy via one in all our most unique thinkers. Professor Caritat, a middle-aged Candide, walks naively in the course of the neighbouring international locations of Utilitaria, Communitaria and Libertaria, in his quest to discover the easiest of all attainable worlds. separate from from the confines of his ivory tower, this wandering professor is made to confront the puzzled kingdom of recent considering during this unbelievable comedy of principles.

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Download E-books El Sueño Del Celta PDF

La aventura que narra esta novela empieza en el Congo en 1903 y termina en una cárcel de Londres, una mañana de 1916. Aquí se cuenta l. a. peripecia very important de un hombre de leyenda: el irlandés Roger Casement. Héroe y villano, traidor y libertario, ethical e inmoral, su figura múltiple se apaga y renace tras su muerte. El sueño del celta describe una aventura existencial, en los angeles que l. a. oscuridad del alma humana aparece en su estado más puro y, por tanto, más enfangado. Una novela mayor de Mario Vargas Llosa. Seleccionada como mejor novela publicada en 2010 por los críticos de El Cultural. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION released 4 years after Travesuras de l. a. niña mala, El sueño del celta is predicated at the provocative lifetime of Irishman Roger Casement, one of many first to rfile human rights abuses in European-ruled colonies. Casement’s stunning revelations uncovered the unspeakably barbarous acts Europeans have been committing within the identify of trade, civilization, and Christianity. He grew to become a militant for the Irish Nationalist reason, and through global battle I conspired with the German executive to buy guns for a rebellion set to ensue through the Easter vacation. however the guns by no means made it to Irish beaches, and the British brutally suppressed the Easter emerging. All Irish insurgent leaders, together with Casement, have been accomplished. Many pleaded clemency for Casement together with Arthur Conan Doyle, W.B. Yeats, and George B. Shaw.

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Download E-books Meus Verdes Anos PDF

By José Lins do Rego

About the writer (from Goodreads):

José Lins do Rego Cavalcanti (July three, 1901 in Pilar Paraíba - September 12, 1957 in Rio de Janeiro) was once a Brazilian novelist such a lot identified for his semi-autobiographical "sugarcane cycle." those novels have been the foundation of flicks that had distribution within the English conversing global. in addition to Graciliano Ramos and Jorge Amado he stands as one of many maximum regionalist writers of Brazil. based on Otto Maria Carpeaux (Brazilian literary critic), José Lins used to be "the final of the tale tellers". His first novel, Menino de Engenho ("Boy from the plantation"), used to be released with trouble, yet quickly it acquired praised by means of the critics.

Sobre o livro:

Livro de memórias em que o autor conta suas lembranças da infância vivida no engenho do avô. É também uma espécie de guia biográfico das pessoas nas quais se inspirou para criar os ricos personagens de sua obra literária. Um livro que permite compreender os estreitos limites entre depoimento e ficção.

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Download E-books The Enchanted: A Novel (P.S.) PDF

By Rene Denfeld

For the narrator locked within an old felony, looking ahead to loss of life, existence is stuffed with magic, from the golden horses that stampede underground to the tiny males who hammer away contained in the stone partitions. That the enchanted position is a loss of life row issues much less to him than the folk he watches from the bars of his cage: the woman, an investigator employed to assist the lads break out execution; the fallen priest, introduced by means of disgrace to paintings the row; and the kindly warden, who ushers males to death.

As the woman digs deep into the prior of 1 of the lads at the row, she unearths secrets and techniques that ring chillingly prevalent, and starts off a trip that might deliver them all to unforeseen salvation.

Guilt and innocence collide during this tale of the sweetness which can exist in the middle of melancholy. A luminous novel approximately redemption, the poetry that may be present in the unfathomable, and the human capability to go beyond even the main nightmarish fact, The Enchanted is a brand new classic.

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Download E-books First Among Equals PDF

By Jeffrey Archer

Charles Seymour, second-born son, isn't the earl like his father, yet he did inherit his mother's strength-and the need to gain his destiny...Simon Kerslake's father sacrificed every little thing to ensure his son's goals come precise. Now it really is Simon's likelihood to upward push as excessive as these desires allow...Ray Gould was once born to the again streets yet raised with pride-a caliber matched by way of a pointy mind and the need to realize the impossible...Andrew Fraser was once raised by way of a football hero became flesh presser. Now it is his flip for heroics, regardless of the cost.

From strangers to competitors, 4 males embark on a trip for the top stakes of all-the keys to No. 10 Downing highway. Unfolding over 3 a long time, their honor should be demonstrated, their loyalties betrayed, and their love of family members and kingdom challenged. yet in a video game the place there's a first between equals, just one can triumph.

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