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By Graciliano Ramos

About the author:

Graciliano Ramos used to be greatly one among an important Brazilian authors of the twentieth century. He used to be a seminal voice within the literary "regionalism" movement.
As a baby Ramos lived in lots of towns of Northeastern Brazil, plagued by poverty and serious climatic conditions (droughts). After high-school, Graciliano went to Rio de Janeiro the place he labored as a journalist. In 1915 he traveled to Palmeira dos Indios, country of Alagoas, to stay along with his father and in 1927 he used to be elected mayor.
In 1933 he released his first e-book, Caetés. many years later he was once jailed by means of the Getúlio Vargas govt, on a cost that used to be by no means made transparent. His studies in penal complex might develop into a different own deposition, Memórias do Cárcere.
Graciliano died in 1953, on the age of 60. His "dry" kind of writing and the clash among the identification and the realm are the numerous marks of his works.

About the publication (in Portuguese):

Marco do romance moderno brasileiro, "Angústia" é a expressão máxima do embate, entre a subjetividade do escritor e a realidade objetiva é sempre opressora, que se revela na figura de um pequeno funcionário e sua consciência de condenado à mediocridade.

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By David Vann

In David Vann’s searing novel Goat Mountain, an 11-year-old boy at his family’s annual deer hunt is raring to make his first kill. His father discovers a poacher at the land, a 640-acre ranch in Northern California, and exhibits him to the boy during the scope of his rifle. With this easy gesture, tragedy erupts, shattering lives irrevocably.
 
In prose devastating and lovely in its precision, David Vann creates a haunting and provocative novel that explores our such a lot primal urges and ideology, the bonds of blood and faith that outline and safe us, and the results of our actions—what we owe for what we’ve done.
 
David Vann is the award-winning writer of Legend of a Suicide, Caribou Island, A Mile Down, and Last Day on Earth.

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Download E-books Russian Debutante's Handbook PDF

By Gary Shteyngart

"Vladimir Girshkin&#151twenty-five-year-old Russian immigrant, 'Little Failure' based on his high-achieving mom, unsatisfied lover to fats dungeon mistress Challah (his 'little Challah bread'), and lowly clerk on the bureaucratic Emma Lazarus Immigrant Absorption Society&#151is approximately to have his first holiday. whilst the not going determine of a filthy rich yet psychotic outdated Russian struggle hero looks and introduces Vladimir to his ally, who simply occurs to be a small electrical fan, Vladimir has little inkling that he's approximately to embark on an experience of unrelenting lunacy&#151one that overturns his assumptions approximately what it capacity to be an immigrant in America."

The Russian Debutante's Handbook takes us from manhattan City's decrease East aspect to the hip frontier barren region of Prava&#151the jap eu Paris of the '90s&#151whose grand and excellent good looks is marred in basic terms by way of the shadow of the looming statue of Stalin's foot. There, with the encouragement of the Groundhog, a murderous (but fun-loving) Russian mafioso, Vladimir infiltrates the yank ex-pat neighborhood with the wish of defrauding his younger middle-class compatriots through launching a pyramid scheme that's as silly because it is magnificent. issues cross swimmingly at the beginning, yet not anything is sort of because it turns out in Prava, and Vladimir learns that during order to reinvent himself, he needs to first realize who he particularly is.

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Download E-books What I Loved: A Novel PDF

By Siri Hustvedt

What I enjoyed begins in ny in 1975, whilst paintings historian Leo Hertzberg discovers a unprecedented portray via an unknown artist in a SoHo gallery. He buys the paintings; tracks down the artist, invoice Wechsler; and the 2 males embark on a life-long friendship. Leo's tale, which spans twenty-five years, follows the transforming into involvement among his relations and Bill's--an difficult constellation of attachments that incorporates the 2 males, their other halves, Erica and Violet, and their sons, Matthew and Mark.

The households reside within the related ny house construction, hire a home jointly within the summers and sustain a full of life alternate of principles approximately existence and paintings, however the bonds among them are validated, first through unexpected tragedy, after which by means of a large duplicity that slowly involves the skin. A superbly written novel that mixes the intimacy of a relatives saga with the suspense of a mystery, What I enjoyed is a deeply relocating tale approximately paintings, love, loss, and betrayal.

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Download E-books While Mortals Sleep: Unpublished Short Fiction PDF

By Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Foreword by means of Dave Eggers

Smart, whimsical, and infrequently scathing, the fiction of Kurt Vonnegut stimulated a new release of yankee writers—including Dave Eggers, writer of this volume’s Foreword. In those formerly unpublished gem stones, Vonnegut’s originality infuses a distinct panorama of factories, trailers, and bars—and characters who pit their desires and fears opposed to a merciless and infrequently comically detached world.

Here are tales of guys and machines, paintings and artifice, and the way beliefs of fortune, status, and love take curious twists in usual lives. An formidable builder of roads, commanding a military of bulldozers, graders, and asphalt spreaders, fritters away his unfastened time with miniature trains—until the ladies in his existence crash his myth land. Trapped in a stenography pool, a tender dreamer gets a decision from a robber at the run, who provides her with an odd proposition. A crusty newspaperman is pressured onto a committee to pass judgement on Christmas displays—a activity that leads him to a suspiciously ostentatious ex-con after which a miracle. A hog farmer’s widow gets cryptic, unsolicited letters from a guy in Schenectady approximately “the indefinable candy aches of the spirit.” yet what's going to she locate whilst she is going to satisfy him within the flesh?

These superbly rendered works are a testomony to Vonnegut’s precise combination of statement and mind's eye. Like a gift left at the back of by way of a departed friend, While Mortals Sleep bestows upon us a shimmering Kurt Vonnegut reward: a poignant mirrored image of our global because it is and because it will be.

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Download E-books All That's Left PDF

By Ward Anderson

How do you inform exact twins Steven and Scotty apart?
Hint: one among them is lifeless.

Steven is the practical dual with a wise task, brilliant outfits, brilliant haircut, and good female friend. He works as a sommelier and has annoyingly reliable style. Scotty is the wild one, a unfastened spirit who travels the realm, will get under the influence of alcohol, will get laid, then will get in difficulty. They have not spoken in 3 years. And now Scotty is useless.

Upon listening to the information of his brother's deadly aneurism, Steven hops on a aircraft to Singapore to retrieve the physique. He discovers that his dual had a sizzling neighborhood female friend, which is not remarkable. With Scotty, there has been continuously a girl--usually younger and beautiful, yet no longer the type of lady to die for. Dania is one other tale. She's attractive, clever, sings in a cocktail bar, and notices a impressive similarity among Steven and his dual: "You glance like hassle, too." She needs to be correct simply because, over the following few days, Steven unearths himself shirking his staid lifestyles again domestic, chatting with Scotty's ashes--and turning into dangerously concerned with the only girl who may comprehend the reality approximately his brother's dying. . .

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Download E-books Introduction to Literary Context: American Post-Modernist Novels PDF

The creation to Literary Context sequence offers introductory overviews of a few of the world's best-known works of literature, together with novels, brief tales, novellas, and poems, putting them in old, societal, medical and spiritual context in their time to deepen realizing and inspire dialogue.
This quantity introduces literary contexts as they practice to American novels written publish 1960, through American and Canadian authors, delivering highschool and undergraduate scholars a operating starting place of literary context designed to arrange them for extra serious literary research, akin to in serious Insights.
This new sequence – advent to Literary Context -- presents richly specific essays on major American post-modernist novels which are studied through higher highschool and undergraduate students. It contains post-modern works by means of either American and Canadian authors. This quantity contains dialogue of 36 novels, together with: How the Garcia women misplaced Their accessory (Julia Alverez); Libra (Don DeLillo); lady, Interrupted (Susana Kaysan); The pink Tent (Anita Diamant); The Handmaid’s story (Margaret Atwood); Neruomancer (William Gibson); The bare and the lifeless (Norman Mailer); loved (Toni Morrison); Zombie (Joyce Carol Oates); Rabbit Run (John Updike); and Jailbird (Kurt Vonnegut). every one essay examines those novels throughout the following different types: content material Synopsis; Societal Context; clinical & Technological Context; and Biographical Context. Designed to introduce highschool and undergraduate scholars to those literary techniques, this quantity is a precious forerunner to the extra rigorous serious research supplied in Salem’s severe Insights sequence. certainly, some of the novels, authors, and subject matters coated in advent to Literary Context have a better half serious perception quantity for endured research.
The essays in creation to Literary Context: American Post-Modernist Novels additionally comprise an inventory of Complementary Texts, dialogue Questions, and Essay inquiries to aid scholars get the main out in their examine of those novels.

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Download E-books Spirit Becomes Matter: The Brontes, George Eliot, Nietzsche (Edinburgh Critical Studies in Victorian Culture EUP) PDF

By Henry Staten

This publication explains how, less than the impression of the hot 'mental materialism' that held sway in mid-Victorian medical and scientific inspiration, the Brontës and George Eliot of their maximum novels broached an intensive new type of novelistic ethical psychology. This used to be one not sure through the idealizing presuppositions of conventional Christian ethical ideology, and, as Henry Staten argues, is heavily with regards to Nietzsche's physiological concept of will to energy (itself at once encouraged via Herbert Spencer). in this studying, Staten indicates, the Brontës and George Eliot take part, with Flaubert, Baudelaire, and Nietzsche, within the beginnings of the modernist flip towards a strictly naturalistic ethical psychology, one who is 'non-moral' or 'post-moral'.

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Download E-books The Tsarina's Legacy: A Novel PDF

By Jennifer Laam

Then...Grigory "Grisha" Potemkin has had a winning lengthy organization with the strong Empress Catherine of Russia. yet Catherine and Grisha are older now and face new threats, either from powers outdoor of Russia and from these as regards to them. Haunted through the horrors of his crusade opposed to the Muslim Turks, Grisha hopes to build a mosque within the center of the empire. regrettably, Catherine's a lot more youthful new lover, the formidable Platon Zubov, stands in his method. Grisha determines that to maintain Catherine's legacy he needs to keep her from Zubov's harmful impression and win again her heart.

Now...When she learns she is the misplaced heiress to the Romanov throne, Veronica Herrera's lifestyles turns the other way up. Dmitry Potemkin, considered one of Grisha's descendants, invitations Veronica to Russia to just accept a ceremonial place as Russia's new tsarina. looking goal, Veronica consents to behave as an recommend to unfastened a Russian artist sentenced to felony for showing work severe of the church and executive. Veronica is either celebrated and chastised. As her political position comes below fireplace, Veronica is compelled to choose among the glamorous perks of eu royalty and staying actual to herself.

In Jennifer Laam's The Tsarina's Legacy, unforeseen connections among Grisha and Veronica are published as they fight to make peace with the ghosts in their earlier and support safe a greater destiny for themselves and the rustic they either love.

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Download E-books The Cambridge History of English Romantic Literature (The New Cambridge History of English Literature) PDF

The Romantic interval was once some of the most artistic, severe and turbulent classes of English literature, an age marked by means of revolution, response, and reform in politics, and by means of the discovery of creative literature in its distinctively glossy shape. This heritage offers a fascinating account of six many years of literary construction round the flip of the 19th century. Reflecting the main up to date study, the essays are designed either to supply a story of Romantic literature, and to supply new and stimulating readings of the major texts. One crew of essays addresses some of the destinations of literary job - either in England and, as writers constructed their pursuits in trip and international cultures, the world over. A moment set of essays strains how texts replied to nice old and social swap. With a complete bibliography, timeline and index, this quantity might be a huge source for learn and educating within the box.

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