Download E-books Humboldt's Gift (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Saul Bellow

“I imagine it a piece of genius, i believe it The paintings of a Genius, i believe it extraordinary, well suited, and so forth. If there's literature (and this proves there's) this is often the place it’s at.” –John Cheever

Saul Bellow’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel explores the lengthy friendship among Charlie Citrine, a tender guy with an extreme ardour for literature, and the good poet Von Humboldt Dleisher. on the time of Humboldt’s demise, Charlie’s lifestyles is falling aside: his profession is at a standstill, and he’s enmeshed in an acrimonious divorce, infatuated with a hugely mistaken younger lady, and concerned with a neurotic Mafioso. after which Humboldt acts from past the grave, bestowing upon Charlie an unforeseen legacy which could simply support him flip his lifestyles around.

This Penguin Classics version beneficial properties an creation by way of Jeffrey Eugenides.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts improved via introductions and notes by way of unique students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Menino de Engenho (100th Edition) 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 so much identified for his semi-autobiographical "sugarcane cycle." those novels have been the foundation of movies that had distribution within the English talking international. besides Graciliano Ramos and Jorge Amado he stands as one of many maximum regionalist writers of Brazil. in accordance with Otto Maria Carpeaux (Brazilian literary critic), José Lins was once "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 way of the critics.

Sobre o livro:

A 100° edição de Menino de Engenho é a primeira obra de José Lins do Rego que ganha novo projeto gráfico. Esta nova roupagem recupera as renomadas ilustrações de Santa Rosa e oferece ao leitor textos de apoio assinados por grandes nomes da literatura brasileira.

O romance de estreia de José Lins do Rego apresenta fortes traços autobiográficos. A obra relata a vida no Engenho Santa Rosa, com suas desigualdades e a permanência de traços da escravidão. O lirismo é uma das principais características de Menino de Engenho, que abrange a infância e a adolescência de Carlinhos, personagem critical do livro.

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Download E-books Evergreen: A novel PDF

By Rebecca Rasmussen

From the prestigious writer of The chook Sisters, a gorgeously rendered and emotionally charged novel that spans generations, telling the tale of 2 siblings, raised aside, trying to proportion a life.

It is 1938 whilst Eveline, a tender bride, follows her husband into the wasteland of Minnesota. even though their cabin is rundown, they've got a river choked with fish, a backyard out again, and a brand new child boy named Hux. but if Emil leaves to maintain his ailing father, the unthinkable occurs: a stranger arrives, and Eveline turns into pregnant. She offers the kid away, and whereas Hux grows up searching and fishing within the woods along with his mom and dad, his sister, Naamah, is raised an orphan. Years later, haunted by way of the information of this forsaken woman, Hux makes a decision to discover his sister and convey her domestic to the cabin. yet Naamah, even wilder than the barren region that surrounds them, may well make it most unlikely for Hux to ever tame her, to ever make up for all that she, and so they, have misplaced. Set ahead of a backdrop of vanishing woodland, this can be a luminous novel of affection, remorse, and desire.

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Download E-books Laughable Loves PDF

By Milan Kundera

Milan Kundera is a grasp of swish phantasm and illuminating shock. in a single of those tales a tender guy and his female friend faux that she is a stranger he picked up at the road--only to develop into strangers to one another in truth as their video game proceeds. In one other a instructor fakes piety on the way to seduce a religious woman, then jilts her and yearns for God. In another ladies wait in bars, on seashores, and on station systems for a similar lover, a middle-aged Don Juan who has long gone domestic to his spouse. video games, fantasies, and schemes abound in all of the tales whereas assorted characters react in various how one can the surprising unlock of erotic impulses.

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Download E-books A Woman's Weapon: Spirit Possession in the Tale of Genji PDF

By Doris G. Bargen

This article offers an exam of Murasaki Shikibu's 11th-century vintage "The story of Genji". the writer explores the position of owning spirits from a feminine point of view, and considers how the male protagonist is crucial to picking out the function of those spirits. hoping on anthropological in addition to literary facts, the writer addresses the factors of the possessed personality and locates Mono no ke in the politics of Heian society, reading spirit ownership as a feminine process followed to counter male recommendations of empowerment. the writer argues that possessions turn into performaces by means of girls trying to redress the stability of strength. The e-book considers 5 significant situations of spirit ownership within the narrative and discusses the rendering of those possessions within the visible arts.

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Download E-books The Shape of Things to Come PDF

By Maud Casey

Isabelle, a lady in her thirties with none of the trimmings of a grown-up lifestyles, has simply been fired from her activity at a San Francisco cell corporation. Returning to the midwestern suburb of her formative years, Standardsville, Illinois, she contends together with her courting unmarried mom, a neighbor who as soon as seemed on The Honeymooners, and an ex-boyfriend. She additionally turns into a mystery shopper for a temp employer, posing as quite a few capability tenants for newly equipped suburban groups to entry their unique services.

Enchanted via the possiblities of conceal, Isabelle spins an internet of lies that retains the realm at a distance till she reveals long-kept secrets and techniques that strength her to reconsider every little thing she notion she knew.

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Download E-books Doctor Thorne: The Chronicles of Barsetshire (Oxford World's Classics) PDF

By Anthony Trollope

Doctor Thorne is a compelling tale during which love, self-importance, and greed are pitted opposed to one another.

The squire of Greshamsbury has fallen on tough instances, and it's incumbent on his son Frank to make a very good marriage. yet Frank loves the doctor's niece, Mary Thorne, a woman without cash and mysterious parentage. He faces a bad challenge: should still he store the property, or marry the woman he loves? Mary, too, has to conflict her emotions, understanding that marrying Frank may break his kinfolk and fly within the face of his mother's competition. Her delight is matched by way of that of her uncle, Dr Thorne, who has to come to a decision no matter if to bare a mystery that may unravel Frank's hassle, or to uphold the innate advantages of his circle of relatives heritage.

The personality of Dr Thorne displays Trollope's personal contradictory emotions concerning the price of culture and the necessity for swap. His refined portrayal, and the comedian ability and mild satire with which the tale is constructed, are one of the pleasures of this pleasant novel.

The novel has now been tailored by means of "Downton Abbey" author Julian Fellowes for television, airing on ITV within the united kingdom and Amazon best within the US.

About the Series: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the widest variety of literature from around the world. every one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, offering the main actual textual content plus a wealth of different important positive aspects, together with specialist introductions by means of top specialists, precious notes to elucidate the textual content, updated bibliographies for extra learn, and lots more and plenty more.

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Download E-books The Rabbit Back Literature Society PDF

Only 9 humans have ever been selected through well known kid's writer Laura White to hitch the Rabbit again Literature Society, an elite workforce of writers within the small city of Rabbit again. Now a 10th member has been chosen: a tender literature instructor named Ella.

Soon Ella discovers that the Society isn't what it sort of feels. what's its mysterious ritual often called "The Game"? What explains the unusual disappearance that happens at Laura White's iciness social gathering? Why are the phrases within books beginning to rearrange themselves? used to be there as soon as one other 10th member, sooner than her? Slowly, as Ella explores the Society and its historical past, anxious secrets and techniques that were buried for years begin to come to gentle. . . .

In Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen's chilling, darkly humorous novel, The Rabbit again Literature Society, praised as "Twin Peaks meets the Brothers Grimm" (The Telegraph), the uncanny brushes up opposed to the typical within the such a lot beguiling and unforeseen of ways.

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Download E-books Kurt Vonnegut: Letters PDF

By Kurt Vonnegut

NAMED the most effective BOOKS OF THE 12 months BY
Newsweek/The day-by-day Beast • The Huffington Post • Kansas urban superstar • day trip ny • Kirkus Reviews

This outstanding number of own correspondence has the entire hallmarks of Kurt Vonnegut’s fiction. Written over a sixty-year interval, those letters, the majority of them by no means prior to released, are humorous, relocating, and entire of an analogous uncanny knowledge that has endeared his paintings to readers all over the world.
 
integrated during this accomplished quantity: the letter a twenty-two-year-old Vonnegut wrote domestic instantly upon being free of a German POW camp, recounting the ghastly firebombing of Dresden that may be the topic of his masterpiece Slaughterhouse-Five; wry dispatches from Vonnegut’s years as a suffering author slowly discovering an viewers after which facing surprising foreign status in center age; righteously offended letters of protest to neighborhood university forums that attempted to prohibit his paintings; intimate remembrances penned to highschool classmates, fellow veterans, associates, and family members; and letters of commiseration and encouragement to such contemporaries as Gail Godwin, Günter Grass, and Bernard Malamud.
 
Vonnegut’s unmediated observations on technology, paintings, and trade end up to be simply as creative as any present in his novels—from a crackpot scheme for production “atomic” bow ties to a tongue-in-cheek idea that publishers be allowed to alternate authors like baseball gamers. (“Knopf, for instance, may perhaps supply John Updike’s agreement to Simon and Schuster, and obtain Joan Didion’s agreement in return.”) Taken jointly, those letters upload massive intensity to our realizing of this unique literary icon, in either his private and non-private lives. every one letter brims with the mordant humor and openhearted humanism upon which he equipped his legend. And almost each web page encompasses a quotable nugget that might make its means into the everlasting Vonnegut lexicon.
 
• On a role he had as a tender man: “Hell is working an elevator all through eternity in a development with merely six floors.”
• To a relative who calls him a “great literary figure”: “I am an American fad—of a touch greater order than the hula hoop.”
• To his daughter Nanny: “Most letters from a dad or mum comprise a parent’s personal misplaced goals disguised nearly as good advice.”
• To Norman Mailer: “I am cuter than you are.”
 
occasionally biting and ironical, occasionally achingly candy, and continually alive with the original standpoint that made him the genuine cultural inheritor to Mark Twain, those letters contain the autobiography Kurt Vonnegut by no means wrote.

Praise for Kurt Vonnegut: Letters
 
“Splendidly assembled . . . customary, humorous, cranky . . . chronicling [Vonnegut’s] lifestyles in genuine time.”—Kurt Andersen, The manhattan occasions e-book Review
 
“[This assortment is] by means of turns hilarious, heartbreaking and mundane. . . . Vonnegut himself is a near-perfect instance of an analogous improper, significant humanity that he enjoyed and despaired over his whole life.”NPR
 
“Congenial, whimsical and infrequently insightful missives . . . one among [Vonnegut’s] very best.”Newsday
 
“These letters reveal all of the hallmarks of Vonnegut’s fiction—smart, hilarious and heartbreaking.”The big apple occasions publication Review

From the Hardcover edition.

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