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By James Baldwin

ISBN-10: 0345806573

ISBN-13: 9780345806574

Set within the Nineteen Fifties Paris of yank expatriates, liaisons, and violence, a tender guy unearths himself stuck among wish and standard morality.

With a pointy, probing mind's eye, James Baldwin's now-classic narrative delves into the secret of loving and creates a relocating, hugely debatable tale of demise and keenness that unearths the unstated complexities of the human center.

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Download Mary (Vintage) by Vladimir Nabokov PDF

By Vladimir Nabokov

ISBN-10: 030778729X

ISBN-13: 9780307787293

Mary is a gripping story of sweet sixteen, past love, and nostalgia—Nabokov's first novel. 

In a Berlin rooming residence packed with an collection of seriocomic Russian émigrés, Lev Ganin, a lively younger officer poised among his previous and his destiny, relives his past love affair.  

His thoughts of Mary are suffused with the freshness of teenybopper and the idyllic atmosphere of pre-revolutionary Russia.  

In stark distinction is the decidedly unappealing boarder dwelling within the room subsequent to Ganin's, who, he discovers, is Mary's husband, briefly separated from her by means of the Revolution yet waiting for her drawing close arrival from Russia.

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Download Contemporary American Crime Fiction (Crime Files) by Hans Bertens, T. D'haen PDF

By Hans Bertens, T. D'haen

ISBN-10: 0333674553

ISBN-13: 9780333674550

This obtainable, full of life, and informative research supplies a transparent, finished evaluate of contemporary tendencies in American crime fiction. development on a dialogue of the quick predecessors, Bertens and D'haen specialize in the paintings of well known and award-winning authors of the final 15 years. specific cognizance is given to writers who've transformed proven conventions and explored new instructions, specially girls and people from ethnic minorities.

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Download FICTIONS OF AMERICA: Narratives of Global Empire by Judie Newman PDF

By Judie Newman

ISBN-10: 0415333830

ISBN-13: 9780415333832

The web has had a big impact on channels of communique and data, attaining throughout time and area to attach the area via globalisation. during this Internet-led international, tale hyperlinks to tale, home windows open on new tales and no total authority establishes precedence. this feeling of globalisation has raised many questions for modern American Novelists, basically the usefulness or redundancy of narrative and its probably adaptive functionality. What are definitely the right tales for any such broadband global? How do modern American novelists reply to concerns reminiscent of the impression of the multinational company and its predecessors, human rights Imperialism, the literary paintings as a marketable commodity, translation as betrayal, info overload, and the implosion of the digital into the biosphere? Is globalisation inevitable – or is it a fiction which fiction becomes fact? Fictions of the US explores those questions and appears on the ways that India, China and Africa might be acknowledged to have underwritten American tradition, how literature has been advertised globally, and the way novelists have replied again to energy with resistant fictions. Judie Newman examines quite a lot of fiction from the mid 19th to the twenty-first century together with the transnational adoption narrative, brief tale, historic novel, slave narrative, overseas bestseller and Western to demonstrate her argument. having a look heavily at authors resembling Bharati Mukherjee, John Updike, Emily Prager, Hannah Crafts, Zora Neale Hurston, David Bradley, Peter Høeg, and Cormac McCarthy, Fictions of the USA presents a daring reaction to the an important questions raised by way of globalisation.

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Download Bronx amer. Treize nouvelles by Jerome Charyn PDF

By Jerome Charyn

ISBN-10: 2715234791

ISBN-13: 9782715234796

Longtemps je n’ai pas pu retourner dans le Bronx. C’était dans mon crâne comme un cri strident, ou une blessure que m’aurait recousue quelque chirurgien fou et dont je n’osais pas retirer un seul element. C’était un will pay dépourvu de tout, un monde sans livres, sans librairies, sans musées, où les pères rentraient à pas pesants de l. a. crèmerie ou de l’usine à chaussures qui les employaient, les épaules ployant sous une monumentale tristesse, où les mères comptaient le moindre sou chez le boucher... alors que leurs enfants, tous tools du désordre, garçons comme filles, volaient, mordaient, brimaient à tort et à travers…

Et voilà qu'aujourd’hui, au fil de treize nouvelles, Jerome Charyn revient dans ce "Bronx amer" où il est né et où il dit avoir tout appris à los angeles dure école de l. a. rue. Très jeune, il y a connu les guerres de gangs, mafiosi, albanais ou cubains et fréquenté des escrocs et des voyous qu'un gamin pouvait trouver magnifiques, des femmes faciles mais si séduisantes, des truands sympathiques – bref les personnages qui hantent tous ses romans.

Mais désormais, le ton s’est durci, los angeles tonalité est plus sombre, 'j’entends des cris de guerre au loin', nous dit-il. Ce qui par contre n’a pas changé, c’est ce type inimitable, syncopé, "jazzy" – bref los angeles merveilleuse musique de Jerome Charyn.

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Download The Land of Little Rain (Penguin Nature Classics) by Mary Austin PDF

By Mary Austin

ISBN-10: 0140249192

ISBN-13: 9780140249194

“Between the excessive Sierras south from Yosemite—east and south over a truly nice assemblage of damaged levels past demise Valley, and on illimitably into the Mojave Desert” is the territory that Mary Austin calls the Land of Little Rain. during this vintage choice of meditations at the wonders of this quarter, Austin generously stocks “such information of the land, of its trails and what's astir in them, as one lover of it might probably provide to another.” Her bright writings seize the landscape—from burnt hills to sun-baked mesas—as good because the wealthy number of plant and animal lifestyles, and the few people who inhabit the land, together with cattlemen, miners, and Paiute Indians.

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Download The Cambridge introduction to Edgar Allan Poe by Benjamin F. Fisher PDF

By Benjamin F. Fisher

ISBN-10: 0521859670

ISBN-13: 9780521859677

"Much continues to be doubtful in regards to the lifetime of Edgar Allan Poe, the mysterious writer of 1 of the best-known American poems, "The Raven," the Gothic romance "The Fall of the home of Usher," and the 1st detective fiction, "The Murders within the Rue Morgue." This ebook presents a balanced review of Poe's profession and writings, resisting the tendency of many students to sensationalize the extra enigmatic points of his Read more...

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By Susanna Ashton

ISBN-10: 1349526819

ISBN-13: 9781349526819

Collaborators in Literary the USA, 1870-1920 argues that the collaborative novels of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have been singularly instrumental to the evolving nature of authorship and its courting to the trendy literary industry. greater than only a gimmick, those novels (there have been a number of hundred released on the flip of the century), have been a significant try to paintings in the course of the anxieties authors confronted in an ever extra aggressive and businesslike marketplace. Deeply contextualized inside of e-book background and hard work practices, the problems surrounding collaborative creation of such idiosyncratic writers as Henry James, Mark Twain, and William Dean Howells, reveal that during union there has been strength.

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Download Contemporary American Trauma Narratives by Alan Gibbs PDF

By Alan Gibbs

ISBN-10: 0748694080

ISBN-13: 9780748694082

This e-book appears to be like on the manner writers current the consequences of trauma of their paintings. It explores narrative units, akin to 'metafiction', in addition to occasions in modern the USA, together with 11th of September, the Iraq warfare, and reactions to the Bush management. modern American authors who're mentioned extensive contain Carol Shields, Toni Morrison, Tim O'Brien, Mark Danielewski, paintings Spiegelman, Jonathan Safran Foer, Anthony Swofford, Evan Wright, Paul Auster, Philip Roth, and Michael Chabon. modern American Trauma Narratives deals a well timed and dissenting intervention into debates approximately American writers' depiction of trauma and its after-effects.

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