Download E-books The Wife's Tale: A Novel PDF

By Lori Lansens

Mary Gooch used to be younger and slim and carefree. yet with every one passing 12 months she's amassed an far more than kilos and concerns. whilst, at the eve of her 25th marriage ceremony anniversary, her good-looking husband Jimmy doesn't come domestic, Mary wonders no matter if her measurement or her aversion to event chased him off. With few clues, Mary forums a airplane for the 1st time in her lifestyles, venturing to California looking for her husband. What she discovers is as stunning because it is pleasant: a brand new brilliant energy--and a wholly various form of hunger.

In THE WIFE'S story, Lori Lansens brings us one other riveting outsider standpoint in a strong tale of yearning and success.

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Download E-books American Scream: Allen Ginsberg's Howl and the Making of the Beat Generation PDF

By Jonah Raskin

Written as a cultural weapon and a choice to fingers, Howl touched a uncooked nerve in chilly battle the USA and has been debatable from the day it used to be first learn aloud approximately fifty years in the past. this primary complete severe and historic examine of Howl brilliantly elucidates the nexus of politics and literature within which it was once written and provides notable new photographs of Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and William Burroughs. Drawing from newly published psychiatric stories on Ginsberg, from interviews along with his psychiatrist, Dr. Philip Hicks, and from the poet's journals, American Scream shows how Howl brought Ginsberg and the area out of the closet of a repressive society. It additionally provides the 1st complete accounting of the literary figures—Eliot, Rimbaud, and Whitman—who stimulated Howl, definitively putting it within the culture of twentieth-century American poetry for the 1st time.

As he follows the genesis and the evolution of Howl, Jonah Raskin constructs a bright photograph of a poet and an period. He illuminates the improvement of Beat poetry in manhattan and San Francisco within the 1950s--focusing on ancient events resembling the 1st interpreting of Howl at Six Gallery in San Francisco in 1955 and the obscenity trial over the poem's book. He appears to be like heavily at Ginsberg's existence, together with his relationships along with his mom and dad, associates, and mentors, whereas he used to be writing the poem and makes use of this fabric to light up the subjects of insanity, nakedness, and secrecy that pervade Howl.

A fascinating examine the cultural weather of the chilly warfare and at an excellent American poet, American Scream finally tells the entire tale of Howl—a rousing manifesto for a new release and a vintage of twentieth-century literature.

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Download E-books Then Came the Evening: A Novel PDF

By Brian Hart

Bandy Dorner, domestic from Vietnam, awakes along with his motor vehicle mired in a canal, his cabin lowered to ashes, and his pregnant spouse getting ready to go away city along with her lover. inside moments, a cop lies bleeding at the highway. approximately 20 years later, Bandy is published from criminal, and at the family's Idaho ranch, he faces an unforeseen reunion. Tracy, his now teenage son, has come to say the daddy he is by no means identified. Iona, Bandy's ex-wife, has come at the heels of her son. Haunted and hardened, the 3 fight towards a shared destiny and a feeling of family members during this appealing novel of devastating power.

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Download E-books The Mongolian Conspiracy PDF

By Rafael Bernal

A gripping and hilarious Nineteen Sixties Mexico urban noir

Only a few days sooner than the nation stopover at of the President of the U.S., Filiberto García ― an impeccably groomed "gun for hire," ex-Mexican progressive, and vintage anti-hero ― is recruited by way of the Mexican police to find how a lot fact there may be to KGB and FBI reviews of a Chinese-Mongolian plot to assassinate the Soviet and American presidents in the course of the unveiling of a statue.

García kills a variety of undesirable men as he searches for clues within the opium dens, curio outlets, and Cantonese eating places of Mexico City’s Chinatown ― clues that seem to indicate to not Mongolia, yet to Cuba. but because the our bodies pile up, he starts off to discover strains of slimy political dealings: are neighborhood gears grinding away in those machinations of an "international incident"? Pulsating at the back of the smokescreen of this vintage noir are fierce curses, an incredibly blameless affair,smoldering conversation, and unforgettable riffs concerning the that means of existence, the Mexican Revolution, ladies, and the easiest gun to exploit for close-range killing.

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Download E-books Three Kingdoms: A Historical Novel, Part 1 PDF

Three Kingdoms tells the tale of the fateful final reign of the Han dynasty (206 B.C.-A.D. 220), while the chinese language empire was once divided into 3 warring kingdoms. This decisive interval in chinese language historical past grew to become an issue of extreme and carrying on with curiosity to historians, poets, and dramatists. Writing a few 1,200 years later, the Ming writer Luo Guanzhong drew in this wealthy literary historical past to type a cosmopolitan, compelling narrative that has turn into the chinese language nationwide epic. Luo's novel bargains a startling and unsparing view of the way strength is wielded, how international relations is performed, and the way wars are deliberate and fought; it has stimulated the methods the chinese language take into consideration strength, international relations, and battle even to this present day. As vital for chinese language tradition because the Homeric epics were for the West, this Ming dynasty masterpiece is still generally influential in China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, and is still a superb paintings of worldwide literature. The college of California Press is happy to make the whole and unabridged translation to be had again.

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Download E-books Alien Hearts (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

By Guy de Maupassant

Alien Hearts was the final booklet that man de Maupassant comprehensive ahead of his demise on the early age of forty-three. it's the most unique and psychologically penetrating of his a number of novels, and the single within which he attains a really tragic conception of the wounded human middle. André Mariolle is a wealthy, good-looking, talented younger guy who can't choose what to do with himself. Madame de Burne, a glacially astonishing good looks, desires Mariolle to wait her specific salon for artists, composers, writers, and different intellectuals. before everything Mariolle retains his distance, yet then he hits at the way to all his difficulties: taking good care of not anything particularly, he'll dedicate himself to being in love; Madame de Burne might be his every little thing. quickly lover and loved are both misplaced inside a corridor of mirrors in their universal devising.

Richard Howard’s new English translation of this complicated and brooding novel—the first in additional than 100 years—reveals the ultimate, unforeseen flowering of an excellent French realist’s artwork.

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Download E-books Heading South, Looking North: A Bilingual Journey PDF

By Ariel Dorfman

During this amazing memoir, Dorfman describes a rare lifestyles, torn among the us, South the US, and his Jewish background, among English and Spanish, among revolution and repression. Interwoven with the tale of the way Dorfman switched languages and countries--not as soon as, yet 3 times--is a day by day account of his a number of escapes from dying in the course of Pinochet's army takeover of Chile in 1973. Combining 8 vignettes of his existence ahead of 1973 with 8 scenes from the coup, Dorfman filters those occasions via an interesting, hybrid consciousness.A superbly written and deeply relocating auto-biography via one of many "greatest dwelling Latin American writers" (Newsweek), Heading South, having a look North is instantly a shiny account of a existence as advanced and mysterious because the fictional characters Dorfman has created, and a charming look for an enduring domestic, a political reason, and a cultural identification.

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Download E-books A Terra dos Meninos Pelados PDF

By Graciliano Ramos

About the author:

Graciliano Ramos was once extensively one in every of crucial Brazilian authors of the twentieth century. He used to be a seminal voice within the literary "regionalism" movement.
As a toddler Ramos lived in lots of towns of Northeastern Brazil, tormented by poverty and serious climatic conditions (droughts). After high-school, Graciliano went to Rio de Janeiro the place he labored as a journalist. In 1915 he traveled to Palmeira dos Indios, country of Alagoas, to reside along with his father and in 1927 he used to be elected mayor.
In 1933 he released his first ebook, Caetés. many years later he was once jailed through the Getúlio Vargas executive, on a cost that was once by no means made transparent. His reports in penal complex may turn into a different own deposition, Memórias do Cárcere.
Graciliano died in 1953, on the age of 60. His "dry" sort of writing and the clash among the identification and the realm are the numerous marks of his works.

About the booklet (in Portuguese):

Graciliano Ramos, um dos maiores escritores brasileiros do século XX, traz em seu livro infanto-juvenil, A Terra dos Meninos Pelados, a história de Raimundo, um menino diferente de todos os outros por ter um olho preto, o outro azul e a cabeça careca. Cansado de ser alvo de chacota na escola e nas ruas da cidade, Raimundo parte em uma viagem fantástica para um lugar onde as pessoas saibam conviver com as diferenças.

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