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By Siobhán Parkinson

During this novel within the Irish language, Mara celebrates her 13th birthday. Her mom, besides the fact that, offers her a gift of Matrioshka dolls from Russia, extra a present for a more youthful woman - or even then, one of many dolls is lacking. whilst Mara and her pal Dorota pass looking for the lacking doll they make a few discoveries which Mara couldn't have imagined.... word: this publication is written within the Irish language; there's no English language textual content.

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Download E-books Cassandra at the Wedding (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

By Dorothy Baker

Cassandra Edwards is a graduate scholar at Berkeley: homosexual, fantastic, nerve-racked, depressing. at first of this novel, she drives again to her kinfolk ranch within the foothills of the Sierras to wait the marriage of her exact dual, Judith, to a pleasant younger healthcare professional from Connecticut. Cassandra, despite the fact that, is hell-bent on sabotaging the wedding.
 
Dorothy Baker’s entrancing tragicomic novella follows an unpredictable process occasions during which her heroine appears to be like variously as conniving, self-aware, pitiful, frenzied, absurd, and heartbroken—at as soon as totally most unlikely and significantly sympathetic. As she struggles to return to phrases with the single lifestyles she has, Cassandra reckons together with her advanced emotions in regards to the sister who she feels owes it to her to be her modify ego; together with her father, a brandy-soaked retired professor of philosophy; and with the ghost of her lifeless mother.
 
First released in 1962, Cassandra on the Wedding is a ebook of tolerating freshness, perception, and verve. just like the fiction of Jeffrey Eugenides and Jhumpa Lahiri, it's the paintings of a grasp stylist with a profound knowing of the complexities of the guts and brain.

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Download E-books Six Tragedies (Oxford World's Classics) PDF

Here's a full of life, readable, and actual verse translation of the six most sensible performs by means of probably the most influential of all classical Latin writers--the in basic terms tragic playwright from historical Rome whose paintings survives. instruct to the emperor Nero, Seneca lived via doubtful, oppressive, and violent instances, and his dramas depict the extremes of human habit. Rape, suicide, child-murder, incestuous love, insanity, and mutilation afflict the characters, who're obsessed and destroyed via their emotions. Seneca forces us to consider the variation among compromise and hypocrisy, approximately what occurs while feelings weigh down judgment, and approximately how somebody will be reliable, calm, or satisfied in a corrupt society and below consistent danger of loss of life. as well as her exceptional translation, Emily Wilson presents a useful creation which deals a succinct account of Seneca's existence and occasions, his philosophical ideals, the literary type of the performs, and their substantial effect on eu literature. The e-book additionally contains an up to date bibliography and explanatory notes which establish mythological allusions.

About the Series: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from worldwide. each one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, offering the main exact textual content plus a wealth of different invaluable good points, together with professional introductions through top professionals, voluminous notes to elucidate the textual content, up to date bibliographies for extra learn, and masses more.

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By Umberto Eco

#1 Italian bestseller
 
“Witty and wry . . . It’s challenging to not be charmed.” — New York occasions booklet Review

“One of the main influential thinkers of our time.” — Los Angeles Times
 
1945, Lake Como. Mussolini and his mistress are captured and shot through neighborhood partisans. the best conditions of Il Duce’s demise stay controversial.
 
1992, Milan. Colonna, a depressed hack author, is obtainable a price he can’t withstand to ghostwrite a publication. His topic: a fledgling newspaper, which occurs to be financed via a robust media mogul. As Colonna will get to understand the staff, he learns of the editor’s paranoid conception that Mussolini’s corpse used to be a physique double and a part of a much wider Fascist plot. It’s the news the newspaper desperately wishes. The facts? He’s engaged on it.
 
It’s all there: media hoaxes, Mafiosi, the Cia, the Pentagon, blackmail, love, gossip, and homicide. A conflict of forces that experience formed Italy considering that international battle Ii — from Mussolini to Berlusconi. “Farcical, severe, satiric, and tragic” (Le aspect, France), Numero Zero is the paintings of a grasp storyteller.
 
Umberto Eco (1932–2016) used to be the writer of diverse essay collections and 7 novels, together with The identify of the Rose,The Prague Cemetery, and Inventing the Enemy. He got Italy’s optimum literary award, the Premio Strega, used to be named a Chevalier de los angeles Légion d’Honneur through the French executive, and was once an honorary member of the yank Academy of Arts and Letters

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Download E-books Histórias da Velha Totônia (21th 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 such a lot identified for his semi-autobiographical "sugarcane cycle." those novels have been the foundation of movies that had distribution within the English conversing 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 trouble, yet quickly it received praised by means of the critics.

Sobre o livro:

Histórias da velha Totônia é o terceiro livro de José Lins do Rego a ganhar novo projeto gráfico. O escritor paraibano dedica este obra aos meninos de todo Brasil, que como ele em sua infância adoram histórias de heróis e vilões. A temática dos contos é a tradicional luta entre o bem e o mal representados por personagens de caráter monolítico.

“Quisera que todos eles (os meninos) me ouvissem com a ansiedade e o prazer com que ecu escutava a velha Totônia do meu engenho”, disse José Lins do Rego.

O livro resgata a tradição dos contos orais europeus, como O macaco mágico, que tem traços do Gato de Botas, ao apresentar um personagem persuasivo. Pele de asno fala do amor de um rei por sua filha, mas apresenta um ultimate pouco convencional e demonstra a importância da gratidão. O sargento verde também apresenta elementos da tradição oral europeia, com uma velhinha pobre sendo ajudada pela princesa.

São histórias que já nasceram como clássicos e atravessam gerações por conta da ambientação brasileira e a saborosa linguagem coloquial impregnada de regionalismos.

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Download E-books John the Posthumous PDF

"After analyzing Jason Schwartz, it really is tricky to discuss the other writer's originality or specific relation to the language. John the Posthumous is a piece of staggering strength and contrast, fantastically unusual, masterful." -Sam Lipsyte "[Schwartz] is whole, as genius agonizingly is." -Gordon Lish "Haunting, unique prose through a author not like the other on this planet. Jason Schwartz is a master." -Ben Marcus John the Posthumous exists in among fiction and poetry, elegy and heritage: one of those novella in gadgets, it really is an anatomy of marriage and adultery, an interlocking set of fictional histories, and the staccato telling of a homicide, possibly murders. this can be a literary album of a pre-Internet international, all in favour of actual parts - all of that are instruments for both violence or sustenance. Knives, previous iron gates, old homes in flames; Biblical citations, blood and a historical past of the yankee mattress: the unsettling, half-perceived photographs, and their detailed yet alien manipulation by means of a grasp of the language will stick with readers. Its issues are frequent - violence, betrayal, failure - its depiction of those totally unique and hauntingly appealing.

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Download E-books Wild Animals Prohibited : Stories, Anti-stories PDF

Audacious experimentalist and self-declared anti-writer,Subimal Misra is the grasp of latest replacement Bengali literature and anti-establishment writing. This assortment brings jointly twenty-five tales that list the darkish heritage of violence and degeneration in Bengal of the seventies and eighties. The replicate that Misra holds as much as society breaks each canon of rectitude with unfailing precision. The tales additionally plot the continual evolution of Misra s writing as he searches for a sort to do justice to the truth that confronts us. Deeply inspired through Godard, Misra makes use of montage and different cinematic suggestions in his tales, which he himself calls antistories ,challenging our notions of analyzing and of literature itself. Brilliantly translated by means of V. Ramaswamy, Wild Animals Prohibited: Stories/Anti-stories startles with its blasphemy, its provocative rules and its sheer formlessness.

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Download E-books Avenue of Mysteries PDF

By John Irving

John Irving returns to the topics that proven him as certainly one of our so much sought after and loved authors during this soaking up novel of destiny and memory.

In Avenue of Mysteries, Juan Diego—a fourteen-year-old boy, who was once born and grew up in Mexico—has a thirteen-year-old sister. Her identify is Lupe, and he or she thinks she sees what’s coming—specifically, her personal destiny and her brother’s. Lupe is a brain reader; she doesn’t understand what everyone seems to be considering, yet she is familiar with what most folk are considering. concerning what has occurred, instead of what will, Lupe is mostly correct concerning the earlier; with out your telling her, she understands the entire worst issues that experience occurred to you.

Lupe doesn’t recognize the longer term as correctly. yet think of what a negative burden it truly is, in case you think you recognize the future—especially your personal destiny, or, even worse, the way forward for a person you like. What may perhaps a thirteen-year-old lady be pushed to do, if she concept she may switch the future?

As an older guy, Juan Diego will make a journey to the Philippines, yet what travels with him are his desires and stories; he's so much alive in his adolescence and early formative years in Mexico. As we develop older—most of all, in what we take into account and what we dream—we reside some time past. occasionally, we are living extra vividly some time past than within the present.

Avenue of Mysteries is the tale of what occurs to Juan Diego within the Philippines, the place what occurred to him within the past—in Mexico—collides together with his destiny.

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Download E-books Porno (Norton Paperback) PDF

By Irvine Welsh

The Trainspotting lads are back...and in worse form than ever.

within the final gasp of minor, Simon "Sick Boy" Williamson is again in Edinburgh. He faucets into one final nice rip-off: directing and generating a porn movie. To make it paintings, he wishes bedfellows: the stunning Nikki Fuller-Smith, a pupil with ambition, ego, and problems to rival his personal; outdated good friend Mark Renton; and a motley staff that incorporates the neighborhood's favourite ex-beverage salesman, "Juice" Terry.

on the earth of Porno, even if, even the cons are conned. ill Boy and Renton jockey for high puppy. The out-of-jail and in-for-revenge Begbie is at the free. yet it is the hapless, drug-addled Spud who could be spreading the main trouble.

Porno is a unique concerning the Trainspotting group ten years additional down the road: nonetheless scheming, nonetheless scamming, nonetheless scuffling with for the firstclass seats because the teach careens at excessive speed with derailment looming round the subsequent nook.

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