Wood and Stone by John Cowper Powys

By John Cowper Powys

Wooden and Stone was once John Cowper Powys' first novel released in 1915. it truly is no prentice-work besides the fact that - the writer was once already in his forties. the radical is decided within the sector of south Somerset that John Cowper Powys grew up in. The village of Nevilton is predicated on Montacute the place his father was once vicar for a few years. while he wrote it Powys was once dwelling within the united states and it truly is possibly this absence that debts for the heightened vividness of the descriptive writing. Powys deploys a wide and fantastically delineated forged of characters. they're loosely divided among 'the well-constituted' and 'the ill-constituted'. typically Powys favours the latter.

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A History of American Literature: 1950 to the Present by Linda Wagner-Martin

By Linda Wagner-Martin

* The background of yankee Literature from 1950 to the current offers a accomplished research of the wide variety of literary works that extends into the twenty first century
* Covers drama, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, technology fiction, and detective novels
* gains dialogue of yank works in the context of such 21st-century concerns as globalization, drugs, gender, schooling, and different topics

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The Ghost Rider by David Bellos, Ismail Kadare

By David Bellos, Ismail Kadare

A vintage medieval secret from the winner of the inaugural guy Booker overseas Prize, a author within the classification of Atwood, Coetzee, Marquez, and Rushdie

An outdated girl is awoken at nighttime via knocks at her entrance door. the girl opens it to discover her daughter, Doruntine, status there by myself within the darkness. She has been introduced domestic from land via a mysterious rider she claims is her brother Konstandin. yet unbeknownst to her, Konstandin has been lifeless for years. What follows is chain of occasions which plunges a medieval village into worry and distrust. who's the ghost rider?

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El mal de Portnoy by Philip Roth

By Philip Roth

Portnoy, mal de [llamado así por Alexander Portnoy (1933- )]: trastorno en el que los impulsos altruistas y morales se experimentan con mucha intensidad, pero se hallan en perpetua guerra con el deseo sexual más extremado y, en ocasiones, perverso. Al respecto cube Spielvogel: «Abundan los actos de exhibicionismo, voyeurismo, fetichismo y autoerotismo, así como el coito oral; no obstante, y como consecuencia de l. a. "moral" del paciente, ni l. a. fantasía ni el acto resultan en una auténtica gratificación sexual, sino en otro tipo de sentimientos, que se imponen a todos los demás: los angeles vergüenza y el temor al castigo, sobre todo en forma de castración» (Spielvogel, O., «El pene confuso», Internationale Zeitschrift für Psychoanalyse, vol. XXIV, p. 909). Spielvogel considera que estos síntomas pueden remontarse a los vínculos que hayan prevalecido en l. a. relación madre-hijo. «Roth es el escritor más valiente de Estados Unidos. Es moralmente valiente, políticamente valiente. Y Portnoy es parte de esa valentía.» Cynthia Ozick

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The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, and Memoirs by S. T. Joshi, Ambrose Bierce

By S. T. Joshi, Ambrose Bierce

A veteran of a few of the bloodiest battles of the Civil conflict, Ambrose Bierce went directly to turn into one of many darkest and such a lot loss of life haunted of American writers, the blackest of black humorists. This quantity gathers the main celebrated and critical of Bierce's writings. In the Midst of lifestyles (Tales of infantrymen and Civilians), his choice of brief fiction in regards to the Civil warfare, such as the masterpieces "An incidence at Owl Creek Bridge" and "Chickamauga," is suffused with a fiercely ironic experience of the horror and randomness of warfare. Can Such issues Be? brings jointly "The demise of Halpin Frayser," "The Damned Thing," "The Moonlit Road," and different stories of terror that make Bierce the genre's most important American practitioner among Poe and Lovecraft. The Devil's Dictionary, the bright lexicon of subversively cynical definitions on which Bierce labored for many years, monitors to the total his corrosive wit. In Bits of Autobiography, the sequence of memoirs that comes with the memorable "What I observed of Shiloh," he recreates his stories within the conflict and its aftermath. the quantity is rounded out with a variety of his top uncollected tales. Acclaimed Bierce student S. T. Joshi presents unique notes and a newly researched chronology of Bierce's existence and mysterious disappearance.

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Usina by José Lins do Rego

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 such a lot identified for his semi-autobiographical "sugarcane cycle." those novels have been the foundation of movies that had distribution within the English talking global. 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"), was once released with hassle, yet quickly it bought praised by means of the critics.

Sobre o livro:

Romance que retrata a decadência do latifúndio açucareiro e a crise do patriarcado nordestino. O quinto e último livro do "ciclo da cana-de-açúcar" (iniciado com o clássico Menino de engenho), representa a ruína de todo um sistema de relações sociais. José Lins do Rego (1901-1957) apresenta uma narrativa em que a questão econômica e a crítica social prevalecem como em nenhuma outra obra do autor. Mais uma vez, fica clara sua simpatia pelos deserdados e seus pequenos dramas. E é na corrida insana pelo lucro entre usineiros que o escritor enxerga a perversão da alma humana tematizada em sua obra.

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Minuscules extases by Grozdanovitch Denis

By Grozdanovitch Denis

Avec sa nonchalance inimitable, Denis Grozdanovitch nous suggest les flâneries planétaires d'un hédoniste curieux de tout et fin observateur des comportements e ses contemporains. Son autoportrait gourmandise mêle saynètes d'enfance, souvenirs sportifs et anecdotes osées, véritables petits chefs-d'oeuvre d'humour noir. Rêveur épicurien adepte de l'oisiveté et de l. a. contemplation, il excelle à transformer le lecteur en complice amical qu'il emporte avec lui dans ses innombrables rêveries voyageuses.

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No World Concerto (Spanish Literature Series) by A. G. Porta

By A. G. Porta

Hailed via Spain's Revista Quimera as one of many best ten Spanish-language novels of the last decade, along Bolaño's 2666, Vila-Matas's Bartleby & Co., and Marías's Your Face the next day, the numerous layers of The No international Concerto focus on an previous screenwriter, holed up in a shabby inn so one can write a screenplay approximately his lover, a tender piano prodigy who wishes in flip to renounce track and develop into a author, and believes she could be involved with creatures from one other measurement. moving without difficulty among realities, The No global Concerto is a pleasant and prismatic novel, and the 1st of A. G. Porta's books to seem in English, eventually becoming a member of these of his early writing accomplice Roberto Bolaño.

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