Literature

Download E-books The Cambridge History of English Romantic Literature (The New Cambridge History of English Literature) PDF

The Romantic interval was once essentially the most inventive, severe and turbulent classes of English literature, an age marked by means of revolution, response, and reform in politics, and via the discovery of creative literature in its distinctively glossy shape. This background provides an interesting account of six many years of literary creation round the flip of the 19th century. Reflecting the main updated learn, the essays are designed either to supply a story of Romantic literature, and to supply new and stimulating readings of the most important texts. One workforce of essays addresses a few of the destinations of literary task - either in England and, as writers built their pursuits in go back and forth and overseas cultures, the world over. A moment set of essays lines how texts spoke back to nice historic and social switch. With a complete bibliography, timeline and index, this quantity may be a huge source for examine and educating within the box.

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Download E-books The Executioner's Song PDF

By Norman Mailer

Norman Mailer's Pulitzer Prize-winning and unforgettable vintage approximately convicted killer Gary Gilmore now in a brand-new edition.

Arguably the best booklet from America's such a lot heroically bold author, THE EXECUTIONER'S music follows the quick, blighted lifetime of Gary Gilmore who grew to become well-known after he robbed males in 1976 and killed them in chilly blood. After being attempted and convicted, he instantly insisted on being completed for his crime. to take action, he fought a procedure that appeared reason on maintaining him alive lengthy after it had sentenced him to demise. And that struggle for the correct to die is what made him famous.

Mailer tells not just Gilmore's tale, yet these of the lads and girls stuck within the internet of his lifestyles and drawn into his procession towards the firing squad. All with implacable authority, steely compassion, and a restraint that inspires the parched panorama and stern theology of Gilmore's Utah. THE EXECUTIONER'S music is a visit down the inaccurate part of the tracks to the private resource of yankee loneliness and violence. it's a towering achievement-impossible to place down, very unlikely to overlook.

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Download E-books The Vorrh PDF

Arrange to lose your self within the heady, legendary expanse of The Vorrh, a bold debut that Alan Moore has known as “a phosphorescent masterpiece” and “the present century's first landmark paintings of fantasy.” 

Next to the colonial city of Essenwald sits the Vorrh, a vast—perhaps endless—forest. it's a position of demons and angels, of warriors and monks. Sentient and magical, the Vorrh bends time and wipes  memory. Legend has it that the backyard of Eden nonetheless exists at its center. Now, a renegade English soldier goals to be the 1st human to traverse its expanse. Armed with just a unusual bow, he starts off his trip, yet a few worry the implications of his project, and a local marksman has been selected to prevent him. round them swirl a awesome solid of characters, together with a Cyclops raised through robots and a tender woman with tragic interest, in addition to ancient figures, corresponding to author Raymond Roussel and photographer and Edward Muybridge.  whereas truth and fictional mixture, and the hunter turns into the hunted, and everyone’s destiny hangs within the stability, lower than the need of the Vorrh.

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Download E-books Close Quarters PDF

By William Golding, Ronald Blythe

The second one quantity of William Golding's Sea Trilogy

In a barren region of warmth, stillness and sea mists, a ball is hung on a boat becalmed midway to Australia. during this surreal, fête-like surroundings the passengers dance and flirt, whereas underneath them thickets of weed like eco-friendly hair unfold over the hull. The sequel to Rites of Passage, shut Quarters, the second one quantity in Golding's acclaimed sea trilogy, is imbued together with his striking feel of threat. Half-mad with worry, with drink, with love and opium, each person in this leaky, unsound hulk is 'going to pieces'. And in a nightmarish climax the very planks appear to twist themselves alive because the send starts to return aside on the seams.

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Download E-books The Will: A Novel PDF

Finalist for the nationwide booklet Award: at the verge of receiving an enormous inheritance, 3 brothers' clashing aspirations become an all-out warfare.

Brothers Leo and Max Land got here to the United States from Romania in 1911, yet they took assorted paths in pursuit of the yank dream. while they labored jointly, Max sought out fabric issues whereas Leo made an easy, inner most existence for himself. Now, after the loss of life of either brothers, Leo’s 3 sons - the single surviving heirs - examine that they stand to inherit a fortune. As they conflict for keep an eye on, they arrive to reveal their very own deeply advanced visions of good fortune in the US.

The Will is a gorgeous portrait of yankee idealism overwhelmed less than the load of fabric desires.

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Download E-books Three Strong Women: A novel PDF

A New York Times striking Book
A San Francisco Chronicle most sensible booklet of 2012
A Kirkus Reviews top booklet of 2012
Longlisted for The 2014 foreign IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award

From Marie NDiaye, the 1st black girl to win the Prix Goncourt, a harrowing and lovely novel of the travails of West African immigrants in France.
 
The tale of 3 girls who say no: Norah, a French-born attorney who reveals herself in Senegal, summoned by means of her estranged father to save lots of one other sufferer of his paternity; Fanta, who leaves a happy existence as a instructor in Dakar to stick with her boyfriend again to France, the place his melancholy and dislocation poison every little thing; and Khady, a penniless widow placed out via her husband's relatives with not anything however the identify of a far off cousin in France. As those 3 lives intertwine, every one girl manages an superb feat of self-preservation opposed to those that have made themselves the fastest-growing and most-reviled humans in Europe. In Marie NDiaye's lovely narration we see the development in which traditional ladies become aware of unimagined reserves of energy.

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Download E-books The Unseen PDF

By Nanni Balestrini

For a quick explosive interval within the mid-1970s, the younger and the unemployed of Italy’s towns joined the staff in an without notice militant move recognized easily as Autonomy (Autonomia). Its “politics of refusal” united its competitors at the back of draconian measures extra serious than any visible because the war.

Nanni Balestrini, the poet of teenage uprising, himself a sufferer of that repression, has invented a striking fictional shape to precise the hopes and conflicts of the circulate. In spare yet shiny prose, The Unseen follows Autonomy’s trajectory in the course of the eyes of a unmarried working-class protagonist—from high-school uprising, squatting and makes an attempt to establish a unfastened radio station to arrest and the brutalities of imprisonment. it is a robust and gripping novel: an extraordinary evocation of the depth of dedication, the eagerness of politics.

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Download E-books Ash Wednesday PDF

By Ethan Hawke

From the actor, director, and author Ethan Hawke: a piercing novel of affection, marriage, and renewal.

Jimmy is AWOL from the military, but—with attribute fierceness and terror—he’s approximately to embark at the largest dedication of his existence. Christy is pregnant with Jimmy’s baby, and she’s made up our minds to move domestic, without or with Jimmy, to withstand her prior and get ready for the longer term. by some means, barreling throughout the United States from Albany to New Orleans to Ohio and Texas in a souped-up Chevy Nova, Christy and Jimmy are reworked from passionate yet conflicted enthusiasts right into a younger relatives on a powerful journey.

Ash Wednesday is a unique of blazing emotion and memorable grace, a story that captures the intensity—the pleasure, worry, and joy—of being at the threshold of the mysterious state of marriage and parenthood. strong, guaranteed, huge of middle, and punctuated through moments of super humor, it represents, for Hawke the novelist, an important step forward.

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Download E-books The Veins of the Ocean: A Novel PDF

By Patricia Engel

“Engel has a watch for element. She understands tips on how to drown the reader in a feeling of enchantment... She writes beautiful moments.”—Roxane homosexual, The Nation

Reina Castillo is the captivating younger girl whose cherished brother is serving a dying sentence for against the law that stunned the group, throwing a child off a bridge—a crime for which Reina secretly blames herself. along with her brother's demise, notwithstanding devastated and in mourning, Reina is eventually published from her legal vigil. looking anonymity, she strikes to a sleepy city within the Florida Keys the place she meets Nesto Cadena, a lately exiled Cuban waiting for with desire the arriving of the kids he left in the back of in Havana. via Nesto’s love of the ocean and potential for religion, Reina involves comprehend her personal connections to the life-giving and damaging forces of the sea that surrounds her in addition to its function in her family's stricken historical past, and of their companionship, starts off to discover freedom from the weight of guilt she contains for her brother’s crime.

Set within the shiny coastal and Caribbean groups of Miami, the Florida Keys, Havana, Cuba, and Cartagena, Colombia, with The Veins of the Ocean Patricia Engel supplies a profound and riveting Pan-American tale of fractured lives discovering solace and redemption within the good looks and tool of the flora and fauna, and in a single another.

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