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By Vladimir Nabokov

Albinus, a decent, middle-aged guy and aspiring filmmaker, abandons his spouse for a lover part his age: Margot, who desires to turn into a film megastar herself. while Albinus introduces her to Rex, an American motion picture manufacturer, catastrophe ensues. What emerges is an elegantly sardonic and irresistibly ironic novel of wish, deceit, and deception, a curious romance set within the movie global of Berlin within the Nineteen Thirties.

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By Amin Maalouf

Il était une fois deux frères, Gebrayel et Botros, nés dans ce Liban de los angeles fin du XIXe siècle encore partie intégrante de l'Empire ottoman. Le preferable rêve de conquérir le monde et quitte l'Orient natal pour faire souche à Cuba. Le moment, homme de pensée et de livres, reste au can pay. Ainsi begin l. a. saga des Maalouf, sédentaires ou nomades, emportés par l'histoire dans une diaspora familiale, et que relient, du Brésil à l'Australie et des Etats-Unis à l. a. France, le bruissement d'un nom et los angeles sense of right and wrong d'une origine commune. C'est à cette " tribu ", dont il reconstitue l'histoire avec l. a. rigueur d'un archiviste et l'empathie d'un romancier, que l'auteur du Rocher de Tanios (prix Goncourt 1993) rend un magnifique hommage d'amour et de fidélité. Pour l'écrivain, lui-même en exil, n'est-elle pas sa seule patrie ?

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By Dag Solstad

A senior-school instructor in his fifties starts his day as traditional, even though, this morning is to be the beginning of no usual day. He reaches a choice that forces an overview of his selection of lifestyles, of his marriage and finally of his values and price in sleek society. it's a common tale of a guy misplaced in a global that not acknowledges both him or his expertise.

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Download E-books The Perpetual Orgy: Flaubert and Madame Bovary PDF

By Mario Vargas Llosa

The book's first part is a tete-a-tete with Emma Bovary; the second one lines the gestation and beginning of the unconventional, in addition to Flaubert's strategy, his mania for documentation, and the novel's literary assets; the 3rd situates it in literary background. Vargas Llosa's first paintings of non-fiction will ship the reader again to Flaubert's masterpiece with renewed interest.

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Download E-books This Side of Paradise (Dover Thrift Editions) PDF

By F. Scott Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald's first novel, This facet of Paradise (1920) was once an instantaneous, awesome good fortune and verified his literary recognition. possibly the definitive novel of that "Lost Generation," it tells the tale of Amory Blaine, a good-looking, prosperous Princeton pupil who halfheartedly consists of himself in literary cults, "liberal" scholar actions, and a chain of empty flirtations with younger women. while he ultimately does fall really in love, notwithstanding, the younger girl rejects him for another.
After serving in France in the course of the battle, Blaine returns to embark on a profession in ads. nonetheless younger, yet already cynical and world-weary, he exemplifies the younger women and men of the '20s, defined by way of Fitzgerald as "a iteration grown as much as locate all gods lifeless, all wars fought, all faiths in guy shaken."

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By Will Davis

A guy will perpetually torture his muscle tissue until eventually they shriek and bitch. yet he'll no longer supply in. he'll take a hammer to his ceiling till the associates start to watch from the window and the newshounds knock on the door. he'll proceed to coach and hack away on the apartment until eventually it truly is comprehensive and the trapeze is in place.

Although his mom and dad notion he used to be great and kindhearted and academics observed him as a great boy, secretly he hated his drab, ordered global and longed for extra. Then, whilst he was once fourteen, Edward arrived at his tuition. Edward exuded the chill of a latter-day Oscar Wilde. Edward listened to Patti Smith, watched Fassbinder motion pictures, knew the writings of Gore Vidal, and, one night, might kiss him within the moonlight. 40 years outdated and fleeing from a existence he can now not deal with, he stumbles upon the circus. now not figuring out why, simply that he needs to, he will get in his motor vehicle and follows after it, refusing to hear the doubts that plague him, made up our minds to construct a brand new domestic and family.

The Trapeze Artist draws jointly the prior, current, and way forward for one existence to create a piece of startling dexterity and vision-a haunting and heartbreaking account of a kid, a boy, a guy, wanting to loose himself from the suffocating weight of his wishes, his family members, and his grief. It speaks of what it really is to develop up homosexual in a instantly global, to be not able to speak with these you're keen on, of the sweat, passions, and tempers of circus lifestyles, and, specially, of the joyous longing to damage unfastened, and to swing larger and higher...

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By Iain Sinclair

In DOWNRIVER, Iain Sinclair strains the ruins of Margaret Thatcher's reign during the lens of a fictional movie workforce that has been employed to make a documentary approximately what's left of London's river existence. The Thames should move during the middle of the capital, yet existence alongside its beaches has replaced dramatically.

DOWNRIVER is a savage, satirical quest to appreciate how people's lives, a government's regulations and a mythical waterland conspire jointly in a boggling show of self-destruction.

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By Keith Scribner

East Coast transplants to small-town Oregon, Naomi and Scanlon Pratt are on the threshold of a brand new lifestyles. Scanlon has a place on the neighborhood university—teaching mass pursuits and family radicalism—and Naomi, a body spray fashion designer whose experience of scent has inexplicably vanished, is pregnant with their first child.

For Scanlon, all of this is often excellent, from coming near near fatherhood to the opportunity for pro vindication. The Pacific Northwest presents considerable possibilities for box study, and presently he reveals a topic in Clay, a younger anarchist who despises Scanlon’s self-serving makes an attempt at friendship yet adores Naomi. He additionally turns into concerned with a local secessionist workforce and—despite his larger judgment—with its chief, a sensuous loose spirit known as Sequoia.

Naomi, whereas a ways much less enchanted with those significantly varied atmosphere, discovers that Oregon has whatever to provide her in addition: a rare global of scents. Her acutely delicate nostril is by some means revived, notwithstanding she definitely doesn’t like every thing she’s smelling. and because the Pratts welcome their child son, their lives develop into so deeply entwined with Clay’s that they have to quickly come to a decision precisely the place their loyalties lie, earlier than the more and more unstable activism that Scanlon has been dabbling in engulfs them all.

A modern civil conflict among hope and betrayal, wealthy in crisp, luxuriant element, The Oregon Experiment explores a minefield of convictions and issues instantly political, social, and in detail own.

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Download E-books The Odes of Horace PDF

Historical Rome had no scarcity of serious writers and poets, together with Plutarch, Virgil, Ovid, Catullus, Tacitus, and numerous others. one of many nice Roman poets who's frequently a part of the dialog is Quintus Horatius Flaccus, recognized easily as Horace (65-8 B.C.). In truth, Horace used to be the preeminent Roman lyric poet through the time of Augustus.  
Horace can have had his maximum effect at the center a long time and Renaissance. While buyers nonetheless echo his Carpe Diem, it’s transparent that his poetry encouraged the works of poets reminiscent of Petrarch and Dante to boot. His The artwork of Poetry has been the traditional advisor on composing poetry for almost 2,000 years. 

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By David Bezmozgis

A extraordinary debut, and a publishing phenomenon: the delicate, savagely humorous assortment from a tender immigrant who has taken the critics by way of storm.

Few readers had heard of David Bezmozgis earlier than could 2003, whilst Harper's, Zoetrope, and the hot Yorker all published tales from his approaching assortment. within the area of some weeks, the USA hence met the Bermans--Bella and Roman and their son, Mark--Russian Jews who've fled the Riga of Brezhnev for Toronto, town in their dreams.

Told via Mark's eyes, the tales in Natasha own a major wit and uniquely Jewish point of view that remember the 1st released tales of Bernard Malamud and Philip Roth, let alone the hot paintings of Jhumpa Lahiri, Nathan Englander, and Adam Haslett.

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