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  • Download E-books Bodily Harm PDF

    By Margaret Atwood

    A powerfully and brilliantly crafted novel, Bodily Harm is the tale of Rennie Wilford, a tender journalist whose existence has started to shatter round the edges.  Rennie flies to the Caribbean to recover, and at the tiny island of St.  Antoine she is faced via an international the place her principles for survival not apply.  By turns comedian, satiric, relentless, and terrifying, Margaret Atwood's Bodily Harm is eventually an exploration of the lust for energy, either sexual and political, and the necessity for compassion that is going past what we generally suggest by means of love.

    Margaret Atwood is the writer of over twenty-five books, together with fiction, poetry, and essays.  Among her most modern works are the bestselling novels Alias Grace and The Robber Bride and the collections Wilderness Tips and Good Bones and straightforward Murders.  She lives in Toronto.
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  • Download E-books The Kojiki: An Account of Ancient Matters (Translations from the Asian Classics) PDF

    By Gustav Heldt

    Japan's oldest surviving narrative, the eighth-century Kojiki, chronicles the legendary origins of its islands and their ruling dynasty via a various array of genealogies, stories, and songs that experience helped to form the trendy nation's perspectives of its historic previous. Gustav Heldt's attractive new translation of this respected vintage goals to make the Kojiki available to modern readers whereas staying precise to the distinctively dramatic and evocative charm of the original's language. It conveys the rhythms that constitution the Kojiki's lively kind of storytelling and interprets the names of its many of us and locations to explain their value in the narrative. An advent, glossaries, maps, and bibliographies supply a wealth of extra information regarding Japan's earliest extant list of its heritage, literature, and religion.

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  • Download E-books The Starboard Sea PDF

    By Amber Dermont

    It's the summer season of 1987. Jason Prosper is 18 and on his strategy to Bellingham Academy, a college recognized for giving tough privileged scholars a moment probability . . . and Jason wishes a moment likelihood: ever because his most sensible friend's suicide, his existence has long past badly adrift. At Bellingham, Jason joins the crusing workforce, and meets a compelling younger girl referred to as Aidan. His associates warn him off, asserting she is 'damaged goods'. yet Jason feels broken too, and the pair shape an excessive connection.One evening, a huge typhoon moves, and to Jason's horror, the following day Aidan's physique is chanced on washed up on shore. Bereft once more and totally on my own in his grief, Jason calls for to understand the reality approximately what occurred. The secrets and techniques he dredges up will switch him endlessly.
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  • Download E-books The Cambridge Companion to Laurence Sterne (Cambridge Companions to Literature) PDF

    Most sensible identified this day for the cutting edge satire and experimental narrative of Tristram Shandy (1759-67), Laurence Sterne used to be no much less well-known in his time for A Sentimental trip (1768) and for his arguable sermons. Sterne spent a lot of his lifestyles as an imprecise clergyman in rural Yorkshire. yet he brilliantly exploited the feeling completed with the 1st instalment of Tristram Shandy to turn into, via his dying in 1768, a modern big name throughout Europe. during this significant other, specifically commissioned essays by way of major students supply an authoritative and obtainable advisor to Sterne's writings of their old and cultural context. Exploring key matters in his paintings, together with sentimentalism, nationwide id, gender, print tradition and visible tradition, in addition to his next impression on a variety of very important literary pursuits and modes, the e-book bargains a accomplished new account of Sterne's lifestyles and paintings.
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  • Download E-books The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories PDF

    By Christopher Booker

    This notable and enormous booklet eventually presents a entire resolution to the age-old riddle of no matter if there are just a small variety of 'basic tales' on this planet. utilizing a wealth of examples, from old myths and people stories through the performs and novels of serious literature to the preferred video clips and television cleaning soap operas of this present day, it exhibits that there are seven archetypal issues which recur all through all kinds of storytelling. But this is often in basic terms the prelude to an research into how and why we're 'programmed' to visualize tales in those methods, and the way they relate to the inmost styles of human psychology. Drawing on an unlimited array of examples, from Proust to detective tales, from the Marquis de Sade to E.T., Christopher Booker then leads us during the impressive adjustments within the nature of storytelling during the last two hundred years, and why such a lot of tales have 'lost the plot' through wasting contact with their underlying archetypal purpose.Booker analyses why evolution has given us the necessity to inform tales and illustrates how storytelling has supplied a uniquely revealing reflect to mankind's mental improvement during the last 5000 years.This seminal publication opens up in a completely new means our realizing of the genuine goal storytelling performs in our lives, and may be a conversing element for years to come.

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  • Download E-books Rosie PDF

    By Anne Lamott

    In Anne Lamott’s clever and witty novel, the transforming into pains of motherhood are portrayed with infrequent humor and honesty. If Elizabeth Ferguson had her approach, she’d spend her days savoring strong books, cooking nice food, and anticipating the affection of her lifestyles to stroll within the door. yet it’s now not a guy she’s anticipating, it’s her daughter, Rosie—her wild-haired, smart-mouthed, and wise-beyond-her-years adjust ego. With Rosie round, the times aren’t fairly goodbye, yet Elizabeth can’t maintain the realities of the realm at bay, and take a look at as she could, she can’t defend Rosie from its risks or mysteries. As Rosie grows older and extra curious, Elizabeth needs to have the opportunity to nurture her impressive daughter—even if it skill starting to be up herself.
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  • Download E-books Sick City: A Novel PDF

    By Tony O'Neill

    Sick City is enjoyable, twisted and brutal….O’Neill might be our generation’s Jim Thompson.”
    — James Frey, writer of Bright glossy Morning


    “Tony O’Neill works his L.A. humans the way in which Dutch Leonard had his hand down the pants of each degenerate in his nice Detroit novels.”
    — Barry Gifford, writer of Wild at Heart


    From Tony O’Neill, the writer of Down and Out on homicide Mile and coauthor of the Neon Angel and the New York occasions bestselling Hero of the Underground, comes Sick City—a wild event of 2 junkies, Hollywood, and the Sharon Tate intercourse tape. Readers of Elmore Leonard (Get Shorty) and Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) will take nice savour Sick urban, “a disturbingly twisted trip via Hollywood’s underbelly with a degenerate forged of colorfully interwoven characters” (Slash).

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  • Download E-books Poema del Mio Cid PDF

    Solo algunas obras surgidas de entre las literaturas románicas pueden vanagloriarse de fundar un mito. Éste es el caso del Poema de Mio Cid, obra cumbre de los angeles épica medieval castellana. En ella se narra l. a. parte principal de l. a. vida de un personaje histórico que el poema convierte en héroe para finalmente, gracias a l. a. magnífica factura del texto y su insólita expresividad, instalarlo de manera definitiva en nuestra tradición viva. Esta edición incluye una introducción que contextualiza los angeles obra, un aparato de notas, una cronología y una bibliografía esencial, así como también varias propuestas de discusión y debate en torno a los angeles lectura. Está al cuidado de Eukene Lacarra Lanz, catedrática de literatura medieval española de l. a. Universidad del País Vasco. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION this is often the 1st model of El Cid for kids, retold in a brilliant and poetic sort via the award-winning writer, Geraldine McCaughrean. Don Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar--El Cid--lived a lifetime of excessive event and romance. His exploits will stir the mind's eye of kids everywhere.
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  • Download E-books My Name Is Asher Lev PDF

    By Chaim Potok

    Asher Lev is a Ladover Hasid who retains kosher, prays 3 times an afternoon and believes within the Ribbono Shel Olom, the grasp of the Universe. Asher Lev is an artist who's compulsively pushed to render the area he sees and feels even if it leads him to blasphemy.In this stirring and sometimes visionary novel, Chaim Potok lines Asher’s passage among those identities, the only consecrated to God, the opposite topic merely to the imagination.

    Asher Lev grows up in a cloistered Hasidic neighborhood in postwar Brooklyn, a global suffused through ritual and revolving round a charismatic Rebbe. yet in time his present threatens to estrange him from that global and the fogeys he adores. because it follows his fight, My identify Is Asher Lev turns into a luminous portrait of the artist, through turns heartbreaking and exultant, a contemporary vintage.
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