Download E-books Un episodio en la vida del pintor viajero (Spanish Edition) PDF

Johan Moritz Rugendas, a quien el mismo Humboldt admiraba como a un maestro en el arte pictorico de l. a. fisionomia de l. a. naturaleza, fue el mejor de los pocos pintores viajeros que hubo en Occidente. De su segundo viaje a the USA, que se extendio a lo largo de su juventud, de 1831 a 1847, resultaron miles de oleos, acuarelas y dibujos cuyo objeto, como lo indicaba el genero, fueron primordialmente las selvas y montanas tropicales. Pero el objetivo secreto de su viaje fue l. a. Argentina: solo alli, pensaba, en el vacio misterioso que habia en el punto equidistante de los horizontes sobre las llanuras inmensas, podria encontrar el reverso de su arte. los angeles visito en dos oportunidades: en 1847, en Buenos Aires, registro en abundancia los paisajes y tipos rioplatenses, y fue esta su visita mas fructifera. Diez anos antes, sin embargo, una visita breve y dramatica a Mendoza fue l. a. que le dio l. a. ocasion de aventurarse al centro sonado. Sobre el rastro lentisimo de las carretas gigantes, Rugendas se puso, con urgencia infantil, en el camino de los angeles recta interpampeana a los angeles espera de aquello que, por fin, desafiara a su lapiz y lo obligara crear un procedimiento nuevo. Lo acompano el pintor aleman Robert Krause. Sin dudas Rugendas rozo, siquiera por unos instantes, ese centro imposible, solo que a un precio inmenso, casi se diria monstruoso de exorbitante. Un extrano episodio, que no pudo evitar absorber, salvajemente, en su cuerpo entero, interrumpio l. a. travesia y marco de un modo irreversible, y fulminante, su vida: su arte y su juventud.

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Download E-books The Pumpkin Eater (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

By Penelope Mortimer

The Pumpkin Eater is a surreal black comedy concerning the wages of maturity and the pitfalls of parenthood. A anonymous girl speaks, firstly from the precarious perch of a therapist’s sofa, and her clever, wry, confiding, immensely sympathetic voice instantly captures and holds our consciousness. She is the mum of an enormous, swelling brood of kids, additionally anonymous, and the spouse of a profitable screenwriter, Jake Armitage. The Armitages dwell within the urban, yet they're development a superb glass tower within the state within which to calm down and stay fortunately ever after. yet may perhaps that dream be not anything greater than a sentimental myth? on the edges of imaginative and prescient the spectral teenagers come and pass, whereas our heroine, alert to the numerous gradations of melancholy and the innumerable different types of betrayal, attempts to make experience of all of it: medical professionals, husbands, motion picture stars, our bodies, grocery lists, nursery rhymes, messes, getting older mom and dad, stories, goals, and breakdowns. the way to pull all of it jointly? maybe you begin by means of falling apart.


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Download E-books Cast A Cold Eye PDF

By Mary McCarthy

The seven tales accrued right here show off McCarthy's bold powers of statement, her deliciously witty writing type, and her celebrated expertise for dissecting characters with biting acuity. a tender lady appears to be like for sophisticated (and not-so-subtle) how you can get away her unsatisfying marriage; an harmless unmarried man's buddies become aware of his companionship has a massive fee; and an Italian consultant puzzles a touring pair of american citizens.

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Download E-books Mortal Allies PDF

By Brian Haig

Mystery SANCTION'S significant Sean Drummond is again, with a brand new case that demanding situations his private fears and a colleague who demanding situations on the subject of every thing else. Assigned to South Korea as an recommend for an officer accused of brutally killing the son of a South Korean warfare hero, Drummond is teamed up with an previous legislation college nemesis. Katherine Carson is an legal professional with a name for manipulating the media on behalf of her consumers. Drummond is distraught to be operating with a girl who understands find out how to push all his buttons yet he's the single guy the CIA can belief with its traumatic secrets and techniques. And Drummond fast learns that what seems to be an open and close case is admittedly simply the head layer of a deep conspiracy.

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Download E-books Four Ways to Forgiveness: Stories PDF

By Ursula K. Le Guin

At the a ways finish of our universe, at the dual planets of Werel and Yeowe, all humankind is split into "assets" and "owners," culture and liberation are at battle, and freedom takes many types. here's a society as complicated and as any on our international, peopled with unforgettable characters suffering to turn into absolutely human. For the disgraced progressive Abberkam, the callow "space brat" Solly, the haughty soldier Teyeo, and the Ekumen historian and Hainish exile Havzhiva, freedom and accountability either start within the center, and luck in addition to failure has its costs.

In this gorgeous number of 4 in detail interconnected novellas, Ursula ok. Le Guin returns to the good subject matters that experience made her one among America's such a lot commemorated and revered authors.

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Download E-books All the Stars in the Heavens: A Novel PDF

By Adriana Trigiani


People's ebook of the Week

Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards Nominee for Fiction

Adriana Trigiani, the New York Times bestselling writer of the blockbuster epic The Shoemaker's Wife, returns along with her largest and boldest novel but, a hypnotic story in line with a real tale and choked with her signature components: kin ties, artistry, romance, and event. Born within the golden age of Hollywood, All the celebrities within the Heavens captures the luster, drama, energy, and secrets and techniques which may basically thrive within the studio system—viewed during the lives of an unforgettable solid of avid gamers growing magic at the display and at the back of the scenes.

In this mind-blowing saga as radiant, exciting, and beguiling as Hollywood itself, Adriana Trigiani takes us again to Tinsel Town's golden age—an period as brutal because it used to be resplendent—and into the complicated and glamorous international of a tender actress hungry for reputation and luck. With meticulous, attractive element, Trigiani paints a wealthy, ancient panorama of Nineteen Thirties la, the place ecu and American artisans flocked to pursue the last word dream: to inform tales at the silver screen.

The motion picture company is booming in 1935 whilst twenty-one-year-old Loretta younger meets thirty-four-year-old Clark Gable at the set of the decision of the Wild. even though he is already married, Gable falls for the beautiful and vivacious younger actress instantly.

Far from the glittering lighting of Hollywood, Sister Alda Ducci has been compelled to go away her convent and start a brand new trip that leads her to Loretta. changing into omit Young's secretary, the blameless and pious younger Alda needs to navigate the wild terrain of Hollywood with fierce choice and an ethical code that derives from her Italian roots. Over the process many years, she and Loretta come across scandal and experience, decide on love and fervour, and forge an everlasting bond of affection and loyalty that might be placed to the attempt once they finally face the best difficulty in their lives.

Anchored via Trigiani's masterful storytelling that takes you on a world experience of experience from Hollywood to the seashores of southern Italy, this captivating epic is, at its center, a luminous story of the main loved ties that bind. Brimming with larger-than-life characters either genuine and fictional—including stars Spencer Tracy, Myrna Loy, David Niven, Hattie McDaniel and more—it is it's the unforgettable tale of 1 of cinema's maximum amorous affairs in the course of the golden age of yank motion picture making.


Praise for All the celebrities within the Heavens:

"Trigiani spins a story of star-crossed lovers... A heartwarming story of women's lives at the back of the movies." -Kirkus Reviews

"A completely exciting story that brings Hollywood's golden age alive." -People

"A tinsel-trimmed deal with for motion picture buffs and Trigiani lovers alike." -Library Journal

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Download E-books Las bostonianas (CLÁSICA) PDF

Los mejores libros jamás escritos

Una novela de indudable valor literario y de inmenso valor histórico que supone uno de los primeros retratos del feminismo político y del amor entre dos mujeres.

Aparecida en 1886, Las bostonianas es uno de los títulos capitales de los angeles obra de Henry James, que, con extraordinaria precisión y sutileza de matices, dibuja el juego de relaciones entre dos singulares psicologías femeninas en el marco de los movimientos sufragistas del Boston del último cuarto del siglo XIX.

La presente edición incluye una detallada cronología, así como una introducción a shipment del profesor Richard Lansdown, en l. a. que analiza los angeles que fuera no solo una de las novelas de contenido político de mayor éxito de este autor, sino también una de las más divertidas. Por último, se añaden dos textos de Alexis de Tocqueville y del propio James, que ofrecen su specific visión del contexto social de los angeles época.

«Quiero entrar en los angeles vida de mujeres que están solas, que llevan existencias lastimosas. Quiero estar cerca de ellas... ayudarlas. Quiero hacer algo...»

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Download E-books A Prince of Swindlers PDF

By Guy Boothby

One of literature’s first, maximum, and such a lot dastardly gentleman rogues ultimately joins the Penguin Classics crime list

First released in 1900, A Prince of Swindlers introduces Simon Carne, a gentleman thief predating either E. W. Hornung’s A. J. Raffles and Maurice Leblanc’s Arsène Lupin. The British Viceroy first meets Carne whereas touring in India. Charmed, he invitations the reclusive hunchbacked student to London, little suspecting that his visitor is really an adventurer and a grasp of cover. Carne—aided by way of his dependable butler, Belton—embarks on against the law spree, stealing from London’s richest electorate after which making fools of them by way of posing as a detective investigating the thefts. Now again in print after over a century, man Boothby’s story can provide to please a brand new iteration of crime fans.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts improved by means of introductions and notes through amazing students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Crime and Punishment PDF

By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The years ahead of he wrote Crime and Punishment (1866) have been undesirable ones for Dostoyevsky. His spouse and brother had died; the journal he and his brother had began, Epoch, collapsed less than its load of debt; and he was once threatened with debtor's felony. With an develop that he controlled to wangle for an unwritten novel, he fled to Wiesbaden, hoping to win adequate on the roulette desk to get himself out of debt. as an alternative, he misplaced all his funds; he needed to pawn his outfits and beg pals for loans to pay his inn invoice and come again to Russia. one in every of his begging letters went to editor, soliciting for an strengthen on yet one more unwritten novel — which he defined as Crime and Punishment.
One of the ultimate masterpieces of global literature, Crime and Punishment catapulted Dostoyevsky to the vanguard of Russian writers and into the ranks of the world's maximum novelists. Drawing upon reviews from his personal legal days, the writer recounts in feverish, compelling tones the tale of Raskolnikov, an impoverished pupil laid low with his personal nihilism, and the fight among solid and evil. Believing that he's above the legislation, and confident that humanitarian ends justify vile potential, he brutally murders an outdated lady — a pawnbroker whom he regards as "stupid, sick, greedy…good for nothing." beaten afterwards through emotions of guilt and terror, Raskolnikov confesses to the crime and is going to felony. There he realizes that happiness and redemption can merely be completed via soreness. Infused with forceful non secular, social, and philosophical components, the unconventional used to be a right away good fortune. This notable, unforgettable paintings is reprinted right here within the authoritative Constance Garnett translation.
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By T. R. Pearson

Infused along with his trademark combination of excessive humor and pensive depression, T. R. Pearson once more can provide a richly comedian and darkly illuminating story that unearths the basest of human feelings. A brilliant portrayal of small-town existence within the American South, True Cross offers the story of Paul Tatum—an accountant aware of his consumers’ worst antics, a guy content material to isolate himself in his personal boastful superiority, a loner not able to hook up with himself or an individual round him, even a stray dog—and Stoney, Paul’s idiosyncratic recluse neighbor and kindred soul. whilst the 2 males turn into fixated on a neighborhood damsel in misery, Paul goads Stoney into an inexorable plan of action with tragic outcomes for all.

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