Literature

Download E-books The Acid House PDF

By Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh's scintillating, demanding, and altogether outrageous number of stories—the foundation for the 1998 cult motion picture directed by means of Paul McGuigan.

he's known as "the Scottish Celine of the Nineties" (Guardian) and "a mad, postmodern Roald Dahl" (Weekend Scotsman). utilizing a number ways from sour realism to demented delusion, Irvine Welsh is ready to evoke the fundamental humanity, good hidden because it is, of his commonly wicked, lazy, manipulative, and harsh characters. He specializes rather in cosmic reversals—God flip a hapless footballer right into a fly; an acid head and a child toddler alternate consciousnesses with sardonically unforeseen results—always exhibiting a corrosive wit and a telling accuracy of language and aspect. Irvine Welsh is one hilariously risky author who constantly creates a sensation.

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Download E-books A flor de piel PDF

By Javier Moro

El 30 de noviembre de 1803, una corbeta zarpa del puerto de los angeles Coruña entre vítores y aplausos. En su interior viajan veintidós niños huérfanos cuya misión consiste en llevar l. a. recién descubierta vacuna de la viruela a los territorios de Ultramar. Los acompaña Isabel Zendal, encargada de cuidarlos. Los héroes de esta descabellada expedición, dirigida por el médico Francisco Xavier Balmis y su ayudante Josep Salvany, sobrevivirán a temporales y naufragios, se enfrentarán a l. a. oposición del clero, a l. a. corrupción de los oficiales y a l. a. codicia de quienes buscan lucrarse a costa de los desamparados. Si al ultimate esta aventura se convirtió en los angeles mayor proeza humanitaria de l. a. Historia, se debió no sólo al coraje de aquellos niños que se vieron abocados a salvar las vidas de tantísima gente, sino también al arrojo de los dos directores, hombres sin miedo que se disputaron el amor de los angeles única mujer a bordo. A raíz del descubrimiento de l. a. identidad de Isabel Zendal, Javier Moro, autor de Pasión india y El imperio eres tú, reconstruye una prodigiosa epopeya de l. a. mano de un personaje femenino inolvidable. Los protagonistas de A flor de piel, desgarrados entre los angeles pasión de salvar al mundo y l. a. necesidad de salvarse a sí mismos, son como luces en el horizonte oscuro del ultimate de una época. 

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Download E-books The Postcolonial Unconscious PDF

By Neil Lazarus

The Postcolonial subconscious is a huge try and reconstruct the total box of postcolonial experiences. during this magisterial and, every now and then, polemical examine, Neil Lazarus argues that the foremost severe thoughts that shape the very beginning of the sphere have to be re-assessed and wondered. Drawing on an unlimited variety of literary resources, Lazarus investigates works and authors from Latin the US and the Caribbean, Africa and the Arab global, South, Southeast and East Asia, to think again them from a postcolonial point of view. along this, he bargains daring new readings of a few of the main influential figures within the box: Fredric Jameson, Edward acknowledged and Frantz Fanon. A journey de strength of postcolonial stories, this e-book will set the schedule for the long run, probing how the sphere has come to enhance within the instructions it has and why and the way it may well develop additional.

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Download E-books Harry Potter och De Vises Sten: 1/7 (Harry Potter-serien) (Swedish Edition) PDF

Plötsligt händer det märkliga ting i den lilla staden! Mystiska stjärnskott på himlen och svärmar av ugglor mitt på dagen, katter som läser kartor och underliga människor som står i gathörnen och viskar. De viskar om en viss Harry Potter ...

Föräldralöse Harry Potter bor hos sina elaka styvföräldrar och deras vidrige son. En helt big apple värld öppnar sig för Harry när det visar sig att han egentligen är en trollkarl och börjar Hogwarths Skola för Häxkonster och Trolldom, en värld complete av magi och spännande äventyr!

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Download E-books The Pure Gold Baby: A Novel PDF

By Margaret Drabble

"Achingly clever . . . Admirers of Marilynne Robinson will locate themselves greatly at domestic during this book." —Wall highway Journal

Jessica Speight, an anthropologist in Nineteen Sixties London, is at the start of a promising educational occupation whilst an affair leaves her a unmarried mom. Anna is delightful—a 24-karat gold child. yet because it turns into transparent that Anna isn't really a regular baby, the ebook circles questions of accountability, power, even age, with Margaret Drabble’s attribute intelligence and wit. instructed from the viewpoint of Jess's fellow moms, The 24-karat gold Baby is a movingly intimate examine the unforeseen changes on the middle of motherhood.

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Download E-books Ignorance: A Novel PDF

In each conflict there are tales that don't floor. you could try and overlook, yet occasionally the prior can go back: within the odor of a bar of cleaning soap, in whispers darting via a village after mass, within the colour of an undelivered letter.

Jeanne Nerin and Marie-Angèle Baudry develop up part by way of facet within the Catholic village of Ste. Madeleine, yet their worlds couldn't be extra diversified. Marie-Angèle is the grocer's daughter, inflated with principles of her personal piety and rightful position in society. Jeanne's mom washes outfits for a residing. She was a Jew till this grew to become too risky. Jeanne doesn't consider carefully approximately stealing meals whilst she is hungry, nor approximately greedy the slim probabilities existence throws at her. Marie-Angèle doesn't clutch; she aspires to a lifetime of convenience and impression. whilst conflict falls out of the sky, the forces that divide the 2 ladies threaten to weigh down those who bind them jointly. during this dizzying new order, the reality might be buried lower than a pyramid of recriminations.

Michèle Roberts's new novel is a enthralling exploration of guilt, religion, hope, and judgment, bringing to lifestyles a humans at conflict in a fashion that's instantly lyrical and shocking.

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Download E-books Final Exam PDF

By Julio Cortazar

Lengthy undiscovered, ultimate examination, Julio Cortzar's first novel (published 1986 in Spanish) is an enormous paintings via this crucial Argentinian writer, now to be had in English translation for the 1st time. In its characters, subject matters, and preoccupations it prefigures Cortzar's later fictions, together with Blow-Up and his masterpiece Hopscotch. Written in 1950 (just ahead of the autumn of Pern's government), ultimate examination is Cortzar's allegorical, sour, and depression farewell to an Argentina from which he used to be approximately to be completely self-exiled. (Cortzar moved to Paris the next year.) The environment of ultimate examination is a surreal Buenos Aires, darkish and eerie, the place a wierd fog has enveloped town to everyone's bewilderment. Juan and Clara, scholars at a faculty known as "The condominium" (the nice Books are learn aloud there via so-called Readers), catch up with their buddies Andrs and Stella, in addition to a journalist good friend they name "the chronicler." Juan and Clara have become able to take their ultimate examination, yet rather than getting ready, they wander town with their pals, stumble upon unusual happenings within the sq., attend live shows, and talk about their lives in cafs.

Final examination is an interesting literary test: with stream-of-consciousness narrative concepts, radical typographical options, and in addition shifts in rhythm and course of its characters' ideas and speech.

Darkly humorous -- and riddled with unresolved ambiguities -- ultimate examination is translated ably the following through Alfred MacAdam. it's considered one of Cortzar's most sensible works--long late in English.

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Download E-books A Free Life: A Novel PDF

By Ha Jin

A New York Times remarkable e-book the best Books of the 12 months: Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, leisure Weekly, SlateIn A unfastened Life, Ha Jin follows the Wu kinfolk -- father Nan, mom Pingping, and son Taotao -- as they sever their ties with China within the aftermath of the 1989 bloodbath at Tiananmen sq. and start a brand new lifestyles within the usa. As Nan takes on a few menial jobs, ultimately working a cafe with Pingping, he struggles to evolve to the yank lifestyle and to carry his kinfolk jointly, whilst he pines for a lady he enjoyed and misplaced in his formative years. Ha Jin's prodigious abilities are in complete strength as he brilliantly brings to existence the struggles and successes of the modern immigrant experience.

From the exchange Paperback edition.

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Download E-books Let It Come Down: A Novel PDF

By Paul Bowles

In Let It Come Down, Paul Bowles plots the doomed trajectory of Nelson Dyar, a brand new York financial institution teller who involves Tangier looking for a special lifestyles and finally ends up giving in to his darkest impulses. wealthy in descriptions of the corruption and decadence of the overseas quarter within the final days earlier than Moroccan independence, Bowles's moment novel is an alternately comedian and bad account of a descent into nihilism.

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Download E-books La mémoire du cœur: chroniques littéraires 1987-2012 (Les Cahiers de la NRF) PDF

By Guy Goffette

Au départ, il y a ces bonheurs de lecture qu'on ne peut garder pour soi seul. Un enthousiasme si grand qu'il passe tout de suite dans le stylo et enflamme les notes, articles, chroniques, préfaces qu'on écrit sur des livres, des auteurs connus ou non qui vous ont fait respirer autrement.

Confiés au fil des jours à des revues plus ou moins spécialisées, des journaux, des livres ou faisant cavalier seul, ces textes disparaissent à l'arrivée au fond d'une bibliothèque, d'un débarras, d'une cave. Empoussiérés, perdus et c'est misère.

Jusqu'au jour où le cœur, qui n'a pas perdu de son allant, se souvient et décide de réunir les meilleurs à los angeles bonne franquette, c'est-à-dire, au mépris de toute hiérarchie, dans une petite voiture – ce quantity – pour une prom au grand air. Avec l'espoir de redonner à chacun ses couleurs, sa vitalité et, si attainable, quelques lecteurs de plus.

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