Download E-books A Gathering of Old Men PDF

By Ernest J. Gaines

Set on a Louisiana sugarcane plantation within the Seventies, A accumulating of previous Men is a strong depiction of racial tensions bobbing up over the demise of a Cajun farmer by the hands of a black guy.

"Poignant, robust, earthy...a novel of Southern racial disagreement within which a gaggle of aged black males band jointly opposed to whites who search vengeance for the homicide of 1 in their own."--Booklist

"A superb novel...there is a denouement that might surprise and flow readers up to it does the characters."--Philadelphia Inquirer

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Download E-books A Shower of Summer Days: A Novel PDF

By May Sarton

"At lengthy final in early June the Gordons have been anticipated domestic at Dene's court docket, the home in eire which Violet Dene Gordon had inherited."

So starts off may well Sarton's evocative early novel approximately Violet Gordon's go back, after thirty years, to her adolescence domestic, the place a lot needed to be settled in a single short summer―fateful judgements a couple of marriage, a love affair, and a occupation. No impression was once extra vital than the luxurious previous Dene's court docket itself, and the thoughts it held.

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Download E-books White Death: An Alex Hawke Novella PDF

By Ted Bell

Alex Hawke is monitoring one of many world's strongest villains excessive within the Swiss Alps

A robust Swiss banker is located lifeless, frozen on the base of a hovering Alp. while a moment guy, the top of a rival banking empire, is located useless deep inside of a mountain cave, MI6 suspects a strange conspiracy. colossal sums can have been plundered from the Queen of England's money owed. The British royal family's centuries-old Swiss financial institution holdings are in danger, shaking the principles of Her Majesty's executive and the monarchy itself.

Sir David Trulove, leader of British Intelligence (MI6), projects his so much bold weapon, Alex Hawke, with investigating the bad murders. In Switzerland, Hawke and Ambrose Congreve of Scotland backyard are pulled right into a tangled net of foreign intrigue, deceit, and homicide. China and Russia are the top suspects, and those strong forces will cease at not anything to guard their secrets.

A mysterious determine referred to as "the Sorcerer" has lengthy been rumored to stay inside an impenetrable fort inside of a mountain advanced within the Swiss Alps often called "White Death." Hawke needs to scale perilous heights and breach the fortifications on the most sensible of the world…and locate the Sorcerer—or die trying.

Includes a sneak preview from Patriot, the exhilarating new Alex Hawke adventure.

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Download E-books Homeric Problems: Edited and Translated by Donald A. Russell and David Konstan (Writings from the Greco-Roman World) PDF

By Heraclitus

This can be the 1st English translation of the single prolonged historic treatise on Homer that survives this present day. It presents a close allegorical dialogue of debatable passages within the Iliad and the Odyssey and is a mine of knowledge on old ways to allegory and to literary feedback.

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Download E-books Hunting and Gathering PDF

By Anna Gavalda

Prize-winning writer Anna Gavalda has galvanized the literary international with a phenomenal genius for storytelling. the following, in her epic new novel of intimate lives-and choked with the "humanity and wit" (Marie Claire) that has made it a bestselling sensation in France-Gavalda explores the twists of destiny that attach 4 humans in Paris. produced from a ravenous artist, her shy, aristocratic neighbor, his obnoxious yet gifted roommate, and a missed grandmother, this curious, broken quartet should be hopeless aside, yet jointly, they might simply be capable of face the area.

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Download E-books Memoirs of Montparnasse (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

By John Glassco

Memoirs of Montparnasse is a scrumptious publication approximately being younger, stressed, reckless, and with no cares. it's also the easiest and liveliest of the numerous chronicles of Nineteen Twenties Paris and the exploits of the misplaced new release. In 1928, nineteen-year-old John Glassco escaped Montreal and his overbearing father for the wilder shorelines of Montparnasse. He remained there till his funds ran out and his overall healthiness collapsed, and he loved each minute of his remain. amazing for his or her candor and humor, Glassco’s memoirs have the daft common sense of a wild yet completely soaking up experience, a story of hope let loose that's merely faintly shadowed via disappointment on the inevitable passage of time.

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By J. G. Ballard

In this hallucinatory novel, an motor vehicle offers the hellish tableau during which Vaughan, a "TV scientist" grew to become "nightmare angel of the highways," experiments with erotic atrocities between automobile crash sufferers, each one extra sinister than the final. James Ballard, his pal and fellow obsessive, tells the tale of this twisted visionary as he careens speedily towards his personal loss of life in an the world over orchestrated automobile crash with Elizabeth Taylor.

A vintage paintings of state-of-the-art fiction, Crash explores either the nerve-racking implications and bad probabilities of modern society's expanding dependence on know-how as middleman in human relations.

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Download E-books The Unconsoled PDF

By Kazuo Ishiguro

The Unconsoled is instantly a gripping mental secret, a depraved satire of the cult of paintings, and a poignant personality research of a guy whose public lifestyles has speeded up past his regulate. The environment is a anonymous relevant eu urban the place Ryder, a popular pianist, has come to provide an important functionality of his existence. as a substitute, he reveals himself diverted on a sequence of cryptic and infuriating errands that however offer him with important clues to his personal previous. In The Unconsoled Ishiguro creates a piece that's itself a virtuoso functionality, unusual, haunting, and resonant with humanity and wit.

"A paintings of significant curiosity and originality.... Ishiguro has mapped out a classy territory that's all his own...frankly very good [and] fiercer and funnier than before."--The New Yorker

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Download E-books La grande bellezza PDF

By Paolo Sorrentino, Umberto Contarello

"La grande bellezza" è una sceneggiatura scritta con l. a. stessa verve e fantasia che Sorrentino aveva dimostrato nel suo primo romanzo, "Hanno tutti ragione", e nella sceneggiatura di "This needs to be the Place", scritta a quattro mani con Umberto Contarello, David di Donatello according to l. a. migliore sceneggiatura nel 2012. Il protagonista, Jep Gambardella, è un giornalista acclamato e richiesto, affascinante sciupafemmine. Autore quarant'anni prima del romanzo L'apparato umano, Jep period stato osannato dalla critica e definito l. a. nuova promessa della letteratura contemporanea. Ma gli anni passano e Gambardella non ha pubblicato altro non riuscendo a superare il blocco della pagina bianca. consistent with mascherare il suo fallimento letterario si erge advert arbiter elegantiarum apparentemente cinico e disilluso di una Roma sguaiata, tra feste, balli e improbabili performances. Finché un giorno...

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Download E-books Sabbath's Theater PDF

By Philip Roth

Sabbath's Theater is a comic book production of epic proportions, and Mickey Sabbath is its gargantuan hero. as soon as a scandalously creative puppeteer, Sabbath at sixty-four continues to be defiantly opposed and exceptionally libidinous. yet after the demise of his long-time mistress—an erotic loose spirit whose adulterous bold handed even his own—Sabbath embarks on a turbulent trip into his prior. Bereft and grieving, besieged via the ghosts of these who enjoyed and hated him so much, he contrives a succession of farcical mess ups that take him to the edge of insanity and extinction.

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