By Eugène Ionesco
Le seul roman écrit par Ionesco. A trente-cinq ans, un homme fait un héritage et se retire de los angeles vie. Il ne cesse de s’étonner de ses congénères qui continuent à s’agiter, à se battre même, à aimer, à croire. los angeles recherche de l’oubli, los angeles nostalgie du savoir que nous n’aurons jamais, le sentiment de notre infirmité et du miracle de toute selected, font de cet individu banal un être qui a l. a. grâce, un mystique pas tellement loin de Pascal.
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 so much recognized for his semi-autobiographical "sugarcane cycle." those novels have been the foundation of flicks that had distribution within the English conversing international. in addition to Graciliano Ramos and Jorge Amado he stands as one of many maximum regionalist writers of Brazil. in keeping 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"), used to be released with hassle, yet quickly it obtained praised by way of the critics.
Sobre o livro:
A trajetória do menino Carlos, personagem de "Menino de engenho", e sua adolescência no ambiente do colégio interno. Seu aprendizado afetivo, social, sexual, psicológico e a falta do "paraíso perdido" do engenho. Romance.
By Tim Armstrong
In American background and in the course of the Western international, the subjugation perpetuated by way of slavery has created a different 'culture of slavery'. That tradition exists as a metaphorical, inventive and literary culture connected to the enslaved – people whose lives are 'owed' to a different, who're used as tools by means of one other and who needs to suffer anguish in silence. Tim Armstrong explores the metaphorical legacy of slavery in American tradition by way of investigating debt, expertise and soreness in African-American literature and quite a number different writings and artistic endeavors. Armstrong's cautious research finds how notions of the slave as a debtor lie hidden in our money owed of the commodified self and the way writers like Nathaniel Hawthorne, Rebecca Harding Davis, Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. Du Bois, Ralph Ellison and Toni Morrison grapple with the pervasive view that slaves are comparable to machines
By David Vann
“Vann’s prose is as natural as a gulp of water from an Alaskan stream.”—Financial Times
David Vann’s mind-blowing debut Legend of a Suicide used to be reviewed in over a one hundred fifty significant international courses, gained eleven prizes around the world, used to be on forty “best books of the yr” lists, and confirmed its writer as a literary grasp. in view that then, Vann has added a good physique of labor, receiving, between others, top overseas novel in France and Spain (France’s Prix Medicis Etranger, Spain’s Premi Llibreter), a California ebook Award, and the mid-career St. Francis university Literary Prize. Aquarium, his implosive new booklet and primary to be released via Grove, will take Vann to a much wider viewers than ever before.
Twelve yr previous Caitlin lives on my own along with her mother—a docker on the neighborhood box port—in backed housing subsequent to an airport in Seattle. every day, whereas she waits to be picked up after institution, Caitlin visits the neighborhood aquarium to review the fish. looking at on the creatures in the watery depths, Caitlin accesses a shimmering universe past her personal. while she befriends an previous guy on the tanks sooner or later, who turns out as enamored of the fish as she, Caitlin cracks open a gloomy relatives mystery and propels her once-blissful dating together with her mom towards a precipice of terrifying consequence.
In crystalline, chiseled but sleek prose, Aquarium takes us into the guts of a courageous younger woman whose eager for love and skill for forgiveness transforms the broken humans round her. Relentless and heartbreaking, primal and redemptive, Aquarium is a transporting tale from the best American writers of our time.
By John Fowles
Maybe the main liked of John Fowles's the world over bestselling works, The French Lieutenant's Woman is a feat of seductive storytelling that successfully invents anew the Victorian novel. "Filled with captivating mysteries and magically erotic chances" (New York Times), the radical encouraged the highly profitable 1981 movie starring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons and is this day universally considered as a contemporary classic.
By Jennifer McVeigh
“There is not anything extra fascinating than a brand new author with a real voice. I enjoyed it.” —Julian Fellowes, author of Downton Abbey
Frances Irvine, left destitute within the wake of her father’s unexpected loss of life, has been compelled to desert her lifetime of wealth and privilege in London and to migrate to the Southern Cape of Africa. 1880 South Africa is a rustic torn aside by way of greed. during this distant and inhospitable land she turns into entangled with very various men—one pushed via ambition, the opposite via his beliefs. merely whilst the rumor of a scourge takes her into the darkish center of the diamond mines does Frances see her highway to happiness.
But ahead of she will be able to stick to that direction, Frances needs to choose from ardour and integrity, among her wish for the fellow who captured her middle and her responsibility to the fellow who stored her from close to spoil, a choice that would have devastating results.
By Amy Sohn
In Amy Sohn’s clever, horny, satirical peek into the bedrooms and hearts of Prospect Park West, the lives of for ladies come jointly in the course of one lengthy, sizzling Brooklyn summer time. annoyed Oscar-winning actress Melora Leigh desirous to relieve the pressures of elevating her followed youngster, feels the seductive pull of kleptomania; Rebecca Rose, lacking her previously powerful intercourse lifestyles, starts a perilous flirtation with good-looking local big name Lizzi O’Donnell, former lesbian (or "hasbian"), wonders what attracts her to ladies regardless of her attractive husband and lovely child; and Karen Bryan Shapiro consumes herself with a strong obsession—snagging the last word three-bedroom condo in a well-maintained, P.S. 321–zoned co-op construction. because the women’s paths intertwined (an occasionally collide), each one needs to fight to maintain her guy, her sanity . . and her playdates.
By Colum McCann
NAMED one of many TEN top BOOKS OF THE 12 months BY CHICAGO TRIBUNE AND the best BOOKS OF THE yr through The ny instances ebook overview • NPR • Los Angeles instances • The Boston Globe • The Seattle occasions • The Independent
In such acclaimed novels as Let the good global Spin and TransAtlantic, National e-book Award–winning writer Colum McCann has transfixed readers along with his precision, tenderness, and authority. Now, in his first selection of brief fiction in additional than a decade, McCann charts the territory of probability, and the profound and intimate results of even our smallest moments.
“As it used to be, it was once like being set down within the better of poems, carried right into a chilly panorama, blindfolded, rotated, unblindfolded, pressured, then, to invent new methods of seeing.”
within the exuberant identify novella, a retired pass judgement on displays on his life’s paintings, unaware as he is going approximately his day-by-day exercises that this actual morning might be his final. In “Sh’khol,” a mom spending Christmas on my own together with her son confronts the unthinkable while he disappears whereas swimming off the coast close to their domestic in eire. In “Treaty,” an aged nun catches a snippet of a information file during which it truly is published that the guy who as soon as abducted and brutalized her is alive, masquerading as an agent of peace. And in “What Time Is It Now, the place You Are?” a author constructs a narrative a few Marine in Afghanistan calling domestic on New Year’s Eve.
Deeply own, subtly subversive, every now and then harrowing, and certainly humorous, but additionally packed with convenience, Thirteen methods of Looking is a awesome fulfillment. With unsurpassed empathy for his characters and their internal lives, Colum McCann forges from their tales a profound tribute to our look for that means and style. the gathering is a rumination at the strength of storytelling in an international the place language and reminiscence can occasionally falter, yet in spite of everything don't fail us, and a contemplation of the therapeutic strength of literature.
Praise for Thirteen methods of Looking
“Extraordinary . . . incandescent.”—Chicago Tribune
“The irreducible secret of human adventure ties this small assortment jointly, and in each one of those tales McCann explores that topic in a few strikingly powerful methods. . . . [The first tale] is as interesting because it is poignant. . . . [The moment] captures the mundane and mysterious facets of shaping characters from the grey clay of phrases, putting them in sensible settings and respiring lifestyles into their lungs. . . . That he makes the tale so emotionally compelling is an indication of his genius. . . . the main extraordinary [piece] is Sh’khol. . . . stuck within the speeding currents of this drama, you recognize you’re analyzing a bit masterpiece.”—The Washington Post
“McCann is a author of energy and subtlety and sweetness. . . . The strong name tale loiters within the brain lengthy after you’ve learn it.”—Sarah Lyall, The manhattan Times
“[McCann] unspools complicated and unforgettable tales during this, his first assortment in additional than a decade.”—The Boston Globe
“McCann is a passionate author whose impulse is usually towards a beneficiant realizing of his various characters.”—The Wall road Journal
“Powerful, profound, and deeply empathetic, McCann’s fantastically wrought writing in Thirteen methods of Looking glides off the page.”—BuzzFeed
“McCann weaves the magic that made Let the good global Spin so acclaimed.”—The Huffington Post
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