Walking: A Novella

Thomas Bernhard is “one of the masters of latest ecu fiction” (George Steiner); “one of the century’s such a lot proficient writers” (Newsday); “a virtuoso of rancor and rage” (Bookforum). And even if he's favorably in comparison with Franz Kafka, Samuel Beckett, and Robert Musil, it is just in recent times that he has won a faithful cult following in America.

a robust, compact novella, Walking presents an ideal advent to the absurd, darkish, and uncommonly comedian global of Bernhard, displaying a preoccupation with themes—illness and insanity, isolation, tragic friendships—that may obsess Bernhard all through his profession. Walking records the conversations of the unnamed narrator and his pal Oehler whereas they stroll, discussing whatever that involves brain yet continually circling again to their mutual pal Karrer, who has long gone irrevocably mad. maybe the main brazenly philosophical paintings in Bernhard’s hugely philosophical oeuvre, Walking presents a penetrating meditation at the impossibility of really thinking.

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Death Angel (Alex Cooper)

By Linda Fairstein

Manhattan urban. significant Park. For hundreds of thousands of citizens and travelers who fill it on a daily basis, it’s an immense city sanctuary. For one killer it’s the ideal looking ground.
 
A younger lady has been discovered useless within the Ramble, a secluded part of the park made from winding paths, dense woods, and lifeless ends. Is she the 1st sufferer of a psychopath? Or a clue to different lacking ladies in years earlier whose continues to be have by no means been found?
 
For the reply, Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper and Detective Mike Chapman keep on with a twisting path of facts that takes them deep into the city’s darkish history—and deeper into the brain of killer whose paintings has in simple terms simply started.

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The Island Walkers: A Novel

By John Bemrose

Longlisted for the fellow Booker Prize

A Finalist for the 2003 Giller Prize

Across a bend of Ontario's Attawan River lies the Island, the place, for generations, the Walkers have lived between different mill employees. yet in the summertime of 1965, with the specter of mill closures looming, the Walkers grapple with their own crises, simply because the remainder of the city fights to guard its lifestyle.

Superbly crafted and deeply relocating, this publication is instantaneously a love letter to a spot, a gripping family members saga, and testimony to the emergence of a major new novelist.

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A Lucan Reader: Selections from Civil War by Lucan

By Susanna Braund

Lucan's epic poem, Civil warfare, portrays the stark, darkish horror of the years forty nine via forty eight BCE, the awful fact of Romans combating Romans, of Julius Caesar vs. Pompey the good. The creation to this quantity situates Lucan as a poet heavily attached with the Stoics at Rome, operating throughout the reign of the emperor Nero, within the style inherited from Virgil. the decisions are meant for 3rd- and fourth-year university curricula, and comprise Lucan's research of the motives of the civil warfare, depictions of his protagonists Caesar and Pompey at key moments-Caesar's crossing of the Rubicon, the assassination of Pompey as he arrives in Egypt looking shelter, Cato's funeral oration for Pompey, Caesar's stopover at to the location of Troy-as good as hugely atmospheric passages: Pompey's imaginative and prescient of his lifeless spouse, Julia; and the necromancy played by means of the witch Erichtho for Pompey's son. Notes to the passages light up Lucan's perspective in the direction of his material-his reluctance to take on the subject of civil warfare, his advanced dating with Virgil's Aeneid, and his passionate involvement within the occasions during the rhetorical machine of apostrophe, whilst he turns out to go into the poem as a personality himself. particular good points * advent that situates Lucan in his literary, historic, and ideological context * 620 traces of Latin textual content from Lucan's Civil warfare, together with: 1.1-45, 67-157, 183-227, 486-504; 3.8-35; 399-445; 6.624-53; 7.617-37; 7.647-82, 728-46, 760-811; 8.542-636, 663-88; 9.190-217; 9.961-99 * Notes on the again * Map of the japanese Mediterranean in Caesar's day * Bibliography * complete Vocabulary For over 30 years Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers has produced the very best quality Latin and old Greek books. From Dr. Seuss books in Latin to Plato's Apology , Bolchazy-Carducci's titles aid readers find out about old Rome and Greece; the Latin and historic Greek languages are alive and good with titles like Cicero's De Amicitia and Kaegi's Greek Grammar . We additionally characteristic a line of latest jap ecu and WWII books. a number of the components we post in comprise: decisions From The Aeneid Latin Grammar & Pronunciation Greek Grammar & Pronunciation Texts assisting Wheelock's Latin Classical writer workbooks: Vergil, Ovid, Horace, Catullus, Cicero Vocabulary playing cards For AP decisions: Vergil, Ovid, Catullus, Horace Greek Mythology Greek Lexicon Slovak tradition And History

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Rhadopis of Nubia

Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz mines the riches of his homeland’s historical earlier in Rhadopis of Nubia, an unforgettable love tale set opposed to the excessive politics of Egypt’s 6th Dynasty.

While the ravishing courtesan Rhadopis is bathing, a falcon lifts one in every of her golden sandals and drops it into the lap of the Pharaoh Merenra II. Upon listening to Rhadopis defined as “beauty itself,” the younger pharaoh comes to a decision to come back Rhadopis’s sandal himself. while the 2 meet, they're instantly seized by way of a keenness a long way better than their skill to withstand. hence starts off a love affair that makes them the envy of Egyptian society. yet blinded by way of their love and the extravagant attentions they lavish on one another, they forget about the growing to be resentment of the realm round them during this amazing story of star-crossed love.

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Celestina (Penguin Classics)

By Fernando de Rojas

The racy and irreverent Spanish tragicomedy that's thought of the 1st eu novel-in a lively new translation

A Spanish Romeo and Juliet, Celestina was once released in 1499 and have become Spain's first-ever bestseller. Readers extremely joyful to the salty personality of Celestina and her international of prostitutes and black magic while they mourned the destiny of Calisto and Melibea, the younger fans she unites utilizing her wiles as a vendor of perfumes and potions. Fernando de Rojas's exhilarating mixture of road wit, obscenity, and cultured rhetoric mark Celestina as a masterpiece: an unique, explosive, genre-defying paintings that lead the way for the picaresque novel and for Cervantes.

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The Heights: A Novel

By Peter Hedges

A "devilishly pleasant" (Bookpage) new novel from an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and the writer of What's consuming Gilbert Grape.

Tim and Kate Welch are possible the final middle-class relations within the specific local of Brooklyn Heights, NewYork. Tim is a well-liked background instructor, and a typical man. Kate isn't really traditional, yet she aspires to be. stated by way of a hippie mom, Kate remains domestic with their younger sons attempting to be the in charge father or mother she by no means had. yet their neat and tidy global is grew to become the wrong way up while Anna Brody- appealing, filthy rich, and impulsive-moves into the costliest brownstone in Brooklyn, and attracts Kate and Tim into her world.

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A Man of Parts: A Novel

By David Lodge

A riveting novel concerning the striking lifeand many lovesof writer H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells, writer of The Time Machine and War of the Worlds, used to be one of many 20th century's such a lot prophetic and inventive writers, a guy who immersed himself in socialist politics and loose love, whose meteoric upward push to status introduced him into touch with crucial literary, highbrow, and political figures of his time, yet who in later years felt more and more missed and upset in his personal utopian visions. Novelist and critic David hotel has taken the compelling real tale of Wells's existence and remodeled it right into a witty and deeply relocating narrative a couple of attention-grabbing but fallacious man.

Wells had sexual relatives with innumerable girls in his lifetime, yet in 1944, as he unearths himself loss of life, he returns to the thoughts of a opt for team of better halves and mistresses, together with the bright younger pupil Amber Reeves and the proficient author Rebecca West. As he stories his expert, political, and romantic successes and screw ups, it really is via his thoughts of those ladies that he involves comprehend himself. Eloquent, attractive, and soft, the radical is an artfully composed portrait of Wells's incredible existence, with bright glimpses of its turbulent historic historical past, through one in every of England's Most worthy and well known writers.

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East of Eden (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)

By John Steinbeck

A masterpiece of Biblical scope, and the magnum opus of 1 of America’s such a lot enduring authors

In his magazine, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck referred to as East of Eden "the first book," and certainly it has the primordial energy and straightforwardness of delusion. Set within the wealthy farmland of California's Salinas Valley, this sprawling and infrequently brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of 2 families—the Trasks and the Hamiltons—whose generations helplessly reenact the autumn of Adam and Eve and the toxic contention of Cain and Abel.

The masterpiece of Steinbeck’s later years, East of Eden is a piece during which Steinbeck created his such a lot enthralling characters and explored his so much enduring issues: the secret of identification, the inexplicability of affection, and the murderous outcomes of love's absence. tailored for the 1955 movie directed through Elia Kazan introducing James Dean and skim via millions because the publication that introduced Oprah’s e-book membership again, East of Eden has remained vitally found in American tradition for over part a century.

This Penguin Classics variation beneficial properties an creation via David Wyatt.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts stronger by way of introductions and notes via distinctive students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations by way of award-winning translators.

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