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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of sand, dry rocks, and lifeless issues rides the undying American hero: a forlorn horseman, "leathery and sunburnt and outdated because the hills. but only a child. will never be something 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 traumatic, akin to Samuel Beckett's clowns and of Miguel de Cervantes's Don Quixote. all of the 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 degree coaches, white stallions and black mares, livestock stampedes, prospectors and bounty hunters, jailbreaks, duels, scalp-hunts and hangings--but all considerably remodeled by means of Robert Coover's comedian strength. 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 deliver down the curtain in this century of the yankee cowboy.
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  • Download E-books The Divine Comedy and the Encyclopedia of Arts and Sciences: Acta of the International Dante Symposium, 13-16 November 1983, Hunter College, New York PDF

    By Giuseppe C. Di Scipio

    The tenet of this quantity is the idea that of the artes liberales, the trivium and quadrivium, as branches of studying which are rooted in Dante Alighieri’s brain. the current quantity includes essays by way of top foreign students at the quite a few clinical and inventive disciplines which shape the history, resources, and presence in Dante’s opus.
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  • Download E-books Le Magazine Littéraire (October 2015) PDF

    Los angeles déchirure Française
    Mensuel n°560 daté octobre 2015
    DOSSIER. Lumières contre anti-lumières, los angeles déchirure française. Alors que l. a. contrast entre los angeles gauche et l. a. droite devient diffuse, l. a. France s’est aujourd’hui choisi un nouveau clivage : l. a. «pensée unique» contre les «réacs», les «élites» et le «populisme». À y regarder de plus près, c’est une nouvelle fois l’héritage des Lumières, ses interprétations concurrentes ou son rejet, qui est en jeu. En partant des joutes politiques et intellectuelles contemporaines (notamment cristallisées par le nouvel essai d’Alain Finkielkraut), ce file met en viewpoint une guerre des Lumières qui a cours depuis le XVIIIe siècle et ne s’est jamais éteinte: entre Lumières et anti-Lumières, mais aussi entre Lumières divergentes, le conflit est originel en France, non sans paradoxes. Lumières «modérées» ou «radicales», révolutionnaires et contre-révolutionnaires, rationalistes et mystiques… Leur position sur l’échiquier intellectuel est parfois surprenante. Un file coordonné par Pierre-Yves Beaurepaire et Marc Weitzmann

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    Début octobre, l'Académie suédoise annoncera le lauréat du prix Nobel de littérature, qui succédera à Patrick Modiano.
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  • Download E-books Save Yourself: A Novel PDF

    By Kelly Braffet

    A gripping novel jam-packed with suspense and pathos that Dennis Lehane calls an "electrifying, tomahawk missile of a thriller."

    Patrick Cusimano’s father killed a boy whereas using under the influence of alcohol. Now Patrick is operating at a grubby comfort shop, and he and his brother, Mike, are town pariahs. Caro, Mike’s female friend, is operating from her personal painful previous, with out suggestion what she’s operating towards. Layla Elshere is a goth youngster who befriends Patrick for purposes he doesn’t comprehend and doesn’t belief. And Layla’s little sister, Verna, tortured through her classmates, unearths not going solace with Layla’s darkish tribe of outcasts.
     
    As their fates develop into entwined, everyone seems to be set down a terrifying and twisted path—leading all of them towards a collision the place loyalties could be betrayed, fears uncovered, and lives shattered.

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  • Download E-books Naked PDF

    By Betsy Franco

    When Jesse Lucas, a afflicted, magnetic performing significant, touches the sculpture Meditation in Stanford's Rodin Sculpture backyard, he burns his finger at the bronze. by the point he returns to the backyard that evening, an eighteen-year-old woman has emerged from the statue, bare and disoriented. it's 2008, but her brain is swimming with vibrant, fractured stories of her risky earlier in nineteenth-century Paris--of serving as Rodin's muse, of her passionate affair with the acclaimed artist, and of her personal creations.

    So starts off Betsy Franco's remarkable and creative novel, Naked. Stranded within the sculpture backyard, Camille--or Cat, as she insists on being called--forms a deep bond with Jesse, who's quickly leaving for faculty and is as lonely and disturbed as she. As Jesse encourages Cat to confront the sinister stories that afflict her, she is helping him triumph over the fury he has towards his abusive father and locate peace inside of himself.

    Rich, creative, and instructed with a compelling mixture of grace and wry humor, Naked is a daring debut that explores love, loss, and the facility of paintings, and brings to brain the paranormal realism present in The Time Traveler's Wife and Midnight in Paris.

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  • Download E-books Absolution PDF

    By Patrick Flanery

    A daring and fascinating literary novel set in South Africa that contemplates the elusive line among fact and self-perception.

    Ambitious and assured, Absolution propels the reader to the ultimate web page in a force to find the secrets and techniques and truths at its middle. How or why did a tender antiapartheid activist disappear two decades previous? How does that occasion hyperlink the present-day characters? and the way does it clarify the alternatives they've got made or the lies they might inform themselves?

    Absolution is a big-idea novel concerning the pitfalls of reminiscence, the ramifications of censorship, and the methods we're silently complicit within the difficulties round us. It’s additionally a devastating, intimate, and stunningly woven tale. advised in transferring views, it facilities at the mysterious personality of Clare Wald, a debatable South African author of serious popularity, haunted through the thoughts of a sister she fears she betrayed to her loss of life and a daughter she fears she deserted. Clare involves examine that during this clash the lifeless don't stay buried, and the lacking go back in different forms—such because the baby witness of her daughter’s final days who has reappeared two decades later as Clare’s professional biographer, prompting an unraveling of background and a look for forgiveness. half literary mystery, half meditation at the accountability of the person lower than totalitarianism, this can be a masterpiece of wealthy, complex characters and narration that captures the reader and doesn't allow move.
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  • Download E-books The Gone-Away World (Vintage Contemporaries) PDF

    By Nick Harkaway

    A hilarious, action-packed examine the apocalypse that mixes a touching story of friendship, an exhilarating struggle tale, and an all out kung-fu infusedmission to save lots of the world.Gonzo Lubitch and his ally were inseparable considering that beginning. They grew up jointly, they studiedmartial arts jointly, they rebelled in collage jointly, they usually fought within the Go-Away struggle jointly. Now, with the area in shambles and darkish nightmarish clouds billowing over the wastelands, they've been tapped for an extremely perilous project. yet they fast notice that this task isn't really all it sort of feels, and earlier than it truly is over they are going to have encountered every little thing from mimes, ninjas, and pirates to 1 ultra-sinister mastermind, whose merely objective is global domination. in contrast to the rest, The Gone-Away World is a striking literary debut that might be remembered and rediscovered for years yet to come.
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  • Download E-books Ace Jones: Mad Fat Adventures in Therapy (A Penguin Special from New American Library) PDF

    By Stephanie McAfee

    A Novella of Bugtussle, Mississippi

    Back in Bugtussle, Mississippi, after her dating together with her ex-fiancé has fallen aside, Ace Jones is of course depressed. What’s worse is that each time she leaves the home, she lands up in a few type of altercation. She can’t aid yet wonder whether she’s an fool magnet, or if she’s the smart-mouth stirring issues up. Hoping for a bit peace of brain, Ace supplies in to the recommendation of her ally and is going to determine a therapist. yet she fast discovers that the line to nirvana isn’t what it’s cracked as much as be. And as Ace is going from one healing misadventure to a different, the plus-sized spitfire turns into extra made up our minds than ever to discover enlightenment—even if it skill bending herself right into a pretzel to do it.

    Includes excerpts from Diary of a Mad fats lady, fortunately Ever Madder, and Down and Out in Bugtussle.
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  • Download E-books The House of Doctor Dee PDF

    By Peter Ackroyd

    This novel centres at the recognized 16th-century alchemist and astrologer John Dee. apparently a black magician, he used to be imprisoned through Queen Mary for allegedly trying to kill her via sorcery. whilst Matthew Palmer inherits an previous residence in Clerkenwell, he feels that he has develop into a part of its previous.
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