Download E-books Killing the Second Dog PDF

By Marek Hlasko, Lesley Chamberlain

"Hlasko's tale comes off the web page at you're keen on a pit bull."—The Washington Post

“His writing is taut and psychologically nuanced like that of the good dime-store novelist Georges Simenon, his novelistic international as profane as Isaac Babel's.”—Wall highway Journal

"Spokesman if you happen to have been offended and beat . . . turbulent, temperamental, and tortured."—The big apple Times

"A must-read . . . piercing and compelling."—Kirkus Reviews

"A self-taught author with an uncanny present for narrative and dialogue."—Roman Polanski

“Marek Hlasko … lived via what he wrote and died of an overdose of solitude and never sufficient love.”— Jerzy Kosinski, writer of The Painted Bird and Being There

"A glittering black comedy ... that's both unique and wrenching."
Publishers Weekly

"The idol of Poland's younger iteration in 1956."
— Czeslaw Milosz, 1980 Nobel Prize in Literature

Robert and Jacob are down-and-out Polish con males residing in Israel within the Nineteen Sixties. they are making plans to run a rip-off on an American widow vacationing the rustic. Robert, who masterminds the scheme, and Jacob, who acts it out, are tricky, determined males, adrift within the nasty underworld of Tel Aviv. Robert arranges for Jacob to run into the lady, whose center is open; the lads are hoping her pockets is simply too. What follows is a narrative of affection, deception, cruelty, and disgrace, as Jacob pretends to fall in love together with her. it isn't simply Jacob who is acting a task; approximately all of the characters are actors in an unsightly tale, entire with components for homicide and suicide. Marek Hlasko's writing combines brutal realism with smoky, hardboiled discussion in a bleak global the place violence is the norm and love is frequently in basic terms an act.

Marek Hlasko, often called the James Dean of jap Europe, used to be exiled from Communist Poland and spent his existence wandering the globe. He died in 1969 of an overdose of alcohol and slumbering drugs in Wiesbaden, Germany.

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Download E-books Use My Name: Jack Kerouac's Forgotten Families PDF

With this interesting new booklet, Jim Jones debunks a number of the myths surrounding the existence and occasions of Jack Kerouac. Jones concentrates on these whose lives have been most influenced through Kerouac: daughter Jan Kerouac, better halves Edie Parker, Joan Haverty, and Stella Sampac, in addition to nephew Paul Blake Jr. Use My identify: Jack Kerouac's Forgotten Families takes its identify from recommendation given to Jan in the course of her moment and ultimate assembly with Jack, who inspired her to benefit from the surname she shared with the recognized writer of On the Road. unfortunately, now not this type of members so heavily tied to Kerouac turns out to have benefited from the relationship, as Jones discovers in his in-depth interview with Jan. She discusses at size her 15 months as a prostitute, her personal divorces, her hospitalization, and her lifestyles as an writer, together with a wild ecu booklet journey for Baby Driver. even supposing Kerouac is among the so much “biographied” American writers of our time, Jones bargains a brand new point of view at the King of the Beats and his new release, one within which previously marginalized figures within the Kerouac story—particularly women—become powerful, crucial characters. He additionally exposes the cut-throat wheeling and working that has plagued the Kerouac property and that maintains this day because the quite a few avid gamers do conflict over the legacy of 1 of the counterculture's largest idols.

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Download E-books Christmas at the Beach (Novella) (Ten Beach Road Novella) PDF

By Wendy Wax

A TEN seashore street NOVELLA

Wendy Wax entranced audiences with Ten seashore Road and Ocean Beach. Now, the women of Bella vegetation are again in an all-new vacation novella.

whilst Madeline Singer, Avery Lawford, and Nicole supply first received possession of Ten seashore highway, they didn’t detect that transforming the home wouldn't in simple terms bind their fates jointly yet supply them a moment likelihood at rebuilding their lives.

Now they’re amassing on the newly offered Bella flowers for one final Christmas. Kyra, Madeline’s daughter, is hoping to get a quick respite from the paparazzi that always hounds her and the son she had with recognized actor Daniel Deranian. but if a string of undesirable information threatens to disrupt her chuffed vacation trips, Bella Flora’s sanctuary will be threatened for the entire ladies who name it home…

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Download E-books Where the Sea Used to Be PDF

By Rick Bass

The 1st full-length novel by way of one in every of our best fiction writers, the place the ocean was once tells the tale of a fight among a father and his daughter for the souls of 2 males, Matthew and Wallis-his protégés, her enthusiasts. previous Dudley is a Texan whose faith is oil, and in his fifty years of attempting to find it in Swan Valley he has destroyed a dozen geologists. Matthew is Dudley's latest sufferer, yet Wallis starts off to discover the darkish secret of Dudley's lifestyles. every one personality, the flora and fauna, and the land itself are rendered with the vibrant poetry that's that hallmark of Rick Bass's writing.

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Download E-books Over to You: Ten Stories of Flyers and Flying PDF

By Roald Dahl

This paintings positive factors tales together with: "Death of an previous Man", "An African story", "A Piece of Cake", "Madame Rosette", "Katina", "Yesterday was once Beautiful", "They Shall no longer Grow", "Beware of the Dog", "Only This", and "Someone Like You".

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Download E-books Barracuda PDF

By Christos Tsiolkas

He requested the water to boost him, to hold him, to avenge him. He made his muscle tissue form his fury, made each stroke claim his hate. And the water obeyed; the water may supply him his revenge. nobody might beat him, not anyone got here close.

His entire lifestyles Danny Kelly's in basic terms sought after something: to win Olympic gold. every little thing he's ever performed - each idea, each dream, each motion - takes him in the direction of that second of glory, of vindication, while the area will see him for what he's: the quickest, the most powerful and the simplest. His existence has been a practise for that moment.

His mom and dad fight to ship him to the main prestigious deepest college with the best swimming software; Danny loathes it there and is bullied and refrained from as an interloper, yet his trainer is the simplest and understands Danny is, too, higher than all these wealthy boys, these pretenders. Danny's win-at-all-cost ferocity progressively wins favour with the best boys - he's Barracuda, he's the psycho, he's every little thing they wish to be yet don't have the heart to get there. He's going to teach them all.

He will be first, every little thing will be very well whilst he got here first, all will be positioned again in position. whilst he considered being the simplest, basically then did he suppose calm.

A searing and provocative novel through the acclaimed writer of the foreign bestseller The Slap, Barracuda is an unflinching examine glossy Australia, at our hopes and desires, our friendships, and our families.

Should we educate our youngsters to win, or may still we educate them to stay? How will we make and remake our lives? do we make amends for our previous? do we triumph over disgrace? And what does it suggest to be an excellent person?

Barracuda is ready residing in Australia at once, approximately category and game and politics and migration and schooling. It comprises every thing anyone is: family members and friendship and love and paintings, the identities we inhabit and discard, the capability wherein we fill the holes at our centre. It's brutal and delicate and blazingly significant; every little thing now we have come to anticipate from this fearless vivisector of our lives and international.

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Download E-books Postmodern Approaches to the Short Story (Contributions to the Study of World Literature) PDF

Postmodernism, as a method of the modern brief tale, has been sincerely demonstrated and well-known via brief tale theorists. yet postmodern conception, as pervasive because it has develop into between teachers within the final part century, has scarcely been utilized to the quick tale style particularly. Many modern students, still, are at the moment applying definite postmodern thematic techniques to aid them ascertain meanings of specific brief tales. T

Short tale idea begun with Edgar Allan Poe's overview of Twice-Told Tales, a suite of reports via his modern, Nathaniel Hawthorne. yet theoretical discussions of the quick tale languished till modernism and the recent feedback supplied impetus for extra improvement. unusually, although, the subsequent huge severe circulation, postmodernism, didn't handle the fast tale as a style. yet whereas there's little postmodern concept about the brief tale, modern students have used yes postmodern serious techniques to aid make certain that means. This e-book demonstrates the impact of postmodern concept at the learn of the fast tale genre.

The professional participants to this quantity learn such subject matters as style and shape, the function of the reader, cultural and ethnic range, and feminist views at the brief tale. In doing so, they observe postmodern theoretical techniques to overseas brief tales, be they within the conventional mode, the fashionable mode, or the postmodern mode. the amount appears to be like at fiction by means of Edith Wharton, Henry James, Katherine Mansfield, and different authors, and at Iranian brief fiction, the postcolonial brief tale, the wonderful in brief fiction, and different subjects.

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Download E-books Grotesque Revisited: Grotesque and Satire in the Post/Modern Literature of Central and Eastern Europe PDF

By Laurynas Katkus

This number of essays goals to recapitulate the nation of gruesome poetics in smooth and post-modern writing. It concentrates on crucial and jap Europe, introducing the Western reader to the range and ingenuity of this region's literary traditions, starting from German and Russian to Lithuanian and Romanian literatures. whilst, it seeks to spotlight the significance of the gruesome mode of writing within the area. It comprises new insights and interpretations of theories on ugly and Menippean satire together with (but no longer constrained to) the works of Mikhail Bakhtin. The ancient scope of the amount levels from the legacies of Nazi dictatorship and exile to the post-communist occasions, however it is mainly all for the Soviet period. students, not just from principal and jap Europe, but additionally from nice Britain, eire, and Turkey, research the literary units of the gruesome, analyzing the connection among the socio-political heritage and subversive representations of the gruesome. Many reviews tackle a comparative and transnational method. however, a few reviews goal to give very important and cutting edge creators of gruesome texts in better element. This booklet, which beneficial properties, between others, contributions by means of Professor Galin Tihanov, George Steiner Chair of Queen Mary collage on the college of London, Professor Alexander Ivanitsky of the Russian nation collage of Humanities, Professor Algis Kaleda of the Lithuanian Institute of Literature and Folklore, Professor Peter Arnds of Trinity university, Dublin, and Dr. Carmen Popescu of the collage of Craiova, Romania, will attract a extensive educational readership, together with either scholars and professors eager to notice extra concerning the literary ugly and smooth crucial and japanese ecu literature and tradition.

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Download E-books Folk Tales from Africa: The Baboons Who Went This Way and That PDF

By Alexander McCall Smith

A fowl that may be milked? a guy with a tree growing to be out of his head? a lady with young children made up of wax? allow Alexander McCall Smith once more take you and your children to a land the place the unusual is daily and magic is actual, with extra illustrated tales from the woman Who Married A Lion, his social gathering of African folktales.

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