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By Jamaica Kincaid

In See Now Then, the intense and evocative new novel from Jamaica Kincaid―her first in ten years―a marriage is published in all its joys and agonies. This piercing exam of the manifold ways that the passing of time operates at the human awareness unfolds gracefully, and Kincaid inhabits each one of her characters―a mom, a father, and their childrens, dwelling in a small village in New England―as they flow, of their personal minds, among the current, the previous, and the longer term: for, as she writes, "the current could be now then and the prior is now then and the long run could be a now then." Her characters, limited by means of the area, melancholy of their household occasions. yet their minds wander, attempting to make linear experience of what's, actually, nonlinear. See Now Then is Kincaid's try and clarify what's uncertain, and to make uncertain what we assumed was once transparent: that's, the start, the center, and the end.
because the book of her first short-story assortment, At the ground of the River, which was once nominated for a PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, Kincaid has tested a distinct expertise for seeing past and during the skin of items. In See Now Then, she envelops the reader in a global that's either universal and startling―creating her so much emotionally and thematically bold paintings yet.

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Download E-books Victorian Fantasy PDF

By Stephen Prickett

Faraway from being simply kid's literature, Victorian myth is an paintings shape that flourished against the repressive social and highbrow stipulations of "Victorianism." during this totally revised and increased version, Stephen Prickett explores the best way Victorian writers used non-realistic techniques--nonsense, desires, visions, and the production of different worlds--to expand our figuring out of this international. particularly, Prickett specializes in six writers (Lear, Carroll, Kingsley, MacDonald, Kipling, and Nesbit), tracing the advance in their artwork shape, their effect on one another, and the way those writers used fable to question the ideology of Victorian tradition and society.

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Download E-books The Treason of Isengard: The History of The Lord of the Rings, Part 2 (The History of Middle-Earth, Book 7) PDF

By J. R. R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien

This can be the 7th quantity of "The heritage of Middle-Earth". the tale reaches the start of "The Lord of the Rings" and ends on the aspect the place the writer halted within the tale because the corporation of the hoop, nonetheless missing Legolas and Gimli, stood sooner than the tomb of Balin within the Mines of Moria.

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Download E-books Messiah (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics) (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin) PDF

By Gore Vidal

While a mortician seems to be on tv to claim that demise is infinitely top-rated to lifestyles, he sparks a non secular flow that quick leaves Christianity and so much of Islam within the dirt. Gore Vidal's deft and bold mix of satire and prophecy, first released in 1954, eerily anticipates the excesses of Jim Jones, David Koresh, and the Heaven's Gate suicide cult.

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Download E-books The Corpse Washer (The Margellos World Republic of Letters) PDF

By Sinan Antoon

In the course of the struggles of a unmarried determined family members, Sinan Antoon's novel exhibits us the guts of Iraq's advanced and violent contemporary historical past. Descending into the underworld the place the borders among existence and loss of life are blurred and the place there isn't any shelter from endless nightmares, Antoon limns a global of serious sorrows, an international the place the winds wail.

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Download E-books O Moleque Ricardo PDF

By José Lins do Rego

About the writer (from Goodreads):

José Lins do Rego Cavalcanti (July three, 1901 in Pilar Paraíba - September 12, 1957 in Rio de Janeiro) was once a Brazilian novelist so much recognized for his semi-autobiographical "sugarcane cycle." those novels have been the root of movies that had distribution within the English conversing global. besides Graciliano Ramos and Jorge Amado he stands as one of many maximum regionalist writers of Brazil. based on Otto Maria Carpeaux (Brazilian literary critic), José Lins used to be "the final of the tale tellers". His first novel, Menino de Engenho ("Boy from the plantation"), was once released with trouble, yet quickly it bought praised via the critics.

Sobre o livro:

Nascido no Engenho Santa Rosa, no inside de Pernambuco, o “moleque de eito” Ricardo tinha poucas perspectivas de ascender na vida. Aos sixteen anos, inconformado com seu destino, ele come to a decision fugir para Recife e começar uma nova vida longe da roça.

Na capital pernambucana, Ricardo consegue encontrar um emprego. Porém mais do que trabalhar em troca de um salário, suas novas experiências incluem a descoberta do amor e da militância política. No entanto, o que parecia uma porta para a liberdade acaba em tragédia, com a prisão do rapaz na Ilha de Fernando de Noronha.

Primeiro romance de José Lins do Rêgo escrito em terceira pessoa, O moleque Ricardo tem um strong point cunho político. A trajetória do negro de engenho que busca uma nova vida na cidade, sem sucesso, reflete a lógica da cultura nordestina de que o trabalhador “alugado” tem melhor condições de vida do que o proletário urbano.

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Download E-books Romola (Penguin Classics) PDF

By George Eliot

One in all George Eliot's such a lot bold and innovative novels, Romola is decided in Renaissance Florence in the course of the turbulent years following the expulsion of the strong Medici family members in which the zealous spiritual reformer Savonarola rose to regulate town. At its middle is Romola, the committed daughter of a blind pupil, married to the smart yet eventually treacherous Tito whose duplicity in either love and politics threatens to smash every little thing she values, and he or she needs to become independent from to discover her personal course in lifestyles. defined by means of Eliot as 'written with my most sensible blood', the tale of Romola's highbrow and non secular awakening is a compelling portrayal of a Utopian heroine, performed out opposed to a turbulent historic backdrop.

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Download E-books Maitríóisce PDF

By Siobhán Parkinson

During this novel within the Irish language, Mara celebrates her 13th birthday. Her mom, besides the fact that, provides her a gift of Matrioshka dolls from Russia, extra a present for a more youthful woman - or even then, one of many dolls is lacking. while Mara and her pal Dorota pass looking for the lacking doll they make a few discoveries which Mara couldn't have imagined.... word: this booklet is written within the Irish language; there's no English language textual content.

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Download E-books The Silver Swan: A Novel (Quirke) PDF

By Benjamin Black

It has been years because the occasions of Christine Falls, the bestselling novel that brought the realm to an irascible Dublin pathologist named Quirke. Quirke's loved Sarah has died, his surrogate father lies paralyzed via a stroke, and he is been sober for part a yr. whilst a near-forgotten acquaintance asks him to hide up his attractive younger wife's obvious suicide, Quirke understands he should still remain transparent, for the sake of his sobriety and his peace of brain. yet his previous itch is impossible to resist, and ahead of lengthy he's probing additional into the conditions of Deidre Hunt's demise, right into a net of substances and illicit intercourse which may have snared his personal daughter, Phoebe. With its brilliant, extreme evocation of Nineteen Fifties Dublin, and complicated, psychologically complicated storyline, The Silver Swan is "even extra engrossing than final year's Christine Falls" (Entertainment Weekly).

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