Download E-books The Miniature Wife: and Other Stories PDF

By Manuel Gonzales

In the culture of George Saunders and Aimee Bender, an exuberantly imagined debut that chronicles a typical international marked by means of strange phenomena.

The eighteen tales of Manuel Gonzales’s exhilarating first booklet render the wonderful common and the standard notable, in prose that thrums with power and shimmers with good looks. In “The Artist’s Voice” we meet one of many world’s optimal composers, a guy who speaks via his ears. A hijacked airplane circles a urban for 20 years in “Pilot, Copilot, Writer.” Sound can kill in “The Sounds of Early Morning.” And, within the identify tale, a guy is at struggle with the spouse he by accident shrank. For those characters, the outstanding isn’t unavoidably special—but it’s frequently dangerous.

In somewhat fantastical settings, Gonzales illustrates very genuine guilt over small and massive marital missteps, the serious hope for the reinvention of self, and the strong urges we consider to shield and supply for the folks we like. With wit and perception, those tales subvert our expectancies and problem us to examine the environment with clean eyes. Brilliantly conceived, strikingly unique, and advised with the narrative intuition of a born storyteller, The Miniature spouse is an unforgettable debut.

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Download E-books Fathers and Sons (Penguin Classics) PDF

Turgenev's undying story of generational collision, in a gleaming new translation

When Arkady Petrovich returns domestic from university, his father unearths his keen, naïve son replaced virtually past reputation, for the impressionable Arkady has fallen below the robust effect of the pal he has introduced domestic with him. A self-proclaimed nihilist, the ardent younger Bazarov shocks Arkady's father together with his criticisms of the landowning lifestyle and his choice to overthrow the conventional values of up to date society. Vividly taking pictures the hopes and fears, regrets and delusions of a altering Russia round the heart of the 19th century, Fathers and Sons is Ivan Turgenev's masterpiece.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts better by way of introductions and notes by means of exotic students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations through award-winning translators.

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Download E-books The Candy Men: The Rollicking Life and Times of the Notorious Novel Candy PDF

By Nile Southern

A Rabelaisian satire loosely in accordance with Voltaire's Candide, Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg's sweet turned some of the most recognized novels of the tumultuous 1960's. Detailing its humble beginnings in Paris via its agonizing three-year writing gestation (often on paper napkins, misplaced or destroyed) and the authors' wily enterprise dealings first with French-based writer Maurice Girodias, then Putnam is the US, this booklet follows with unblinking scrutiny Candy's underground (then mainstream) good fortune, its blatant piracy, its felony shenanigans, and its all-star motion picture flop. Replete with deceptions and self-deceptions, middle of the night dope runs, and normal pandemonium, THE sweet males is as a lot enjoyable to learn because the unique novel itself. and much extra instructive.

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Download E-books Russian Debutante's Handbook PDF

By Gary Shteyngart

"Vladimir Girshkin&#151twenty-five-year-old Russian immigrant, 'Little Failure' in keeping with his high-achieving mom, unsatisfied lover to fats dungeon mistress Challah (his 'little Challah bread'), and lowly clerk on the bureaucratic Emma Lazarus Immigrant Absorption Society&#151is approximately to have his first holiday. while the not likely determine of a prosperous yet psychotic outdated Russian battle hero appears to be like and introduces Vladimir to his ally, who simply occurs to be a small electrical fan, Vladimir has little inkling that he's approximately to embark on an event of unrelenting lunacy&#151one that overturns his assumptions approximately what it capability to be an immigrant in America."

The Russian Debutante's Handbook takes us from manhattan City's decrease East facet to the hip frontier desolate tract of Prava&#151the jap ecu Paris of the '90s&#151whose grand and wonderful good looks is marred simply via the shadow of the looming statue of Stalin's foot. There, with the encouragement of the Groundhog, a murderous (but fun-loving) Russian mafioso, Vladimir infiltrates the yank ex-pat neighborhood with the wish of defrauding his younger middle-class compatriots by means of launching a pyramid scheme that's as silly because it is great. issues cross swimmingly firstly, yet not anything is sort of because it turns out in Prava, and Vladimir learns that during order to reinvent himself, he needs to first detect who he particularly is.

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Download E-books Brother of Sleep: A Novel PDF

By Robert Schneider

May the best musician of all time live his lifestyles in a distant peasant village and by no means be chanced on by means of the world? Set opposed to the backdrop of an Alpine village in the 19th century, this astounding novel tells the tale of Elias Johannes Alder, a musical genius with supernatural hearing who develops his expertise in secret midnight classes on the church organ. A spiritual descendant of Patrick Su¨skind’s Perfume and translated into twenty-four languages, Brother of Sleep moves inexorably toward tragedy as Elias is undone through his intense feeling for Elsbeth, the lady he loves. during this surprising and beguiling novel, Robert Schneider has created a global that is utterly seductive and entirely unique.

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Download E-books The New York Review of Books (26 May 2016) PDF

Assessment: For over forty seven years, the recent York assessment of Books has been where the place the world’s best authors, scientists, educators, artists, and political leaders flip once they desire to have interaction in a lively debate on literature, politics, paintings, and concepts with a small yet influential viewers that welcomes the problem. every one factor addresses one of the most passionate political and cultural controversies of the day, and studies the main engrossing new books and the information that remove darkness from them. Get the hot York evaluation of Books electronic journal subscription today.

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Download E-books Close listening: Poetry and the Performed Word PDF

By Johanna Drucker, Charles Bernstein, Marjorie Perloff, Susan Stewart, Susan Howe

Shut Listening brings jointly seventeen strikingly unique essays, specifically written for this quantity, at the poetry analyzing, the sound of poetry, and the visible functionality of poetry. whereas the functionality of poetry is as outdated as poetry itself, serious recognition to trendy and postmodern poetry functionality has been unusually moderate. This quantity, that includes paintings via critics and poets equivalent to Marjorie Perloff, Susan Stewart, Johanna Drucker, Dennis Tedlock, and Susan Howe, is the 1st finished advent to the ways that twentieth-century poetry has been practiced as a functionality artwork. From the functionality sorts of person poets and kinds of poetry to the relation of sound to which means, from historic and social techniques to poetry readings to new imaginations of prosody, the entries accrued right here examine a compelling diversity of themes for a person drawn to poetry. Taken jointly, those essays inspire new kinds of "close listenings"--not in simple terms to the broadcast textual content of poems but additionally to tapes, performances, and different expressions of the sounded and visualized be aware. The time is true for this sort of quantity: with readings, spoken observe occasions, and the internet gaining an expanding viewers for poetry, shut Listening opens a couple of new avenues for the serious dialogue of the sound and function of poetry.

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By Paula Fox

"Vividly rendered...haunting....[Paula Fox] writes with silken ease and a sensitivity to nuance."―Newsday

In 1941, twenty-three-year-old Helen Bynum leaves domestic for the 1st time and units out from rural manhattan to discover her Aunt Lulu, an getting older actress in New Orleans. There she unearths a lifetime of ardour and experience, percentages and offerings. Falling in with a bohemian crew of intellectuals, she discovers romance and intercourse, friendship and threat, her international reflected via the steamy secret of the French sector.

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Download E-books The Quantity Theory of Insanity PDF

What if there's just a restricted quantity of sanity on this planet and the true cause humans pass mad is simply because somebody has to? What if a mysterious tribe within the Amazon rainforest become the main uninteresting humans in the world? What if the afterlife is not anything greater than a London suburb, the place the useless get new residences, new jobs, and their very own phone listing? those are one of these truths that emerge during this choice of tales by means of certainly one of England's such a lot talented writers.

In The volume concept of Insanity, Will Self information over the banal surfaces of daily life to discover the hideous, the hilarious, and the unusual. Psychiatry, anthropology, theology--and literature--will by no means be an analogous.

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