Download E-books Viaggio al termine della notte PDF

By Louis-Ferdinand Céline

Viaggiare, è proprio utile, fa lavorare l’immaginazione.
Tutto il resto è delusione e fatica.
Il viaggio che ci è dato è interamente immaginario.
Ecco l. a. sua forza.

Va dalla vita alla morte. Uomini, bestie, città e cose, è tutto inventato.
È un romanzo, nient’altro che una storia fittizia.
Lo cube Littré, lui non si sbaglia mai.

E poi in ogni caso tutti possono fare altrettanto.
Basta chiudere gli occhi.

È dall’altra parte della vita.

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Download E-books The Invisible Bridge (Vintage Contemporaries) PDF

By Julie Orringer

Paris, 1937. Andras Lévi, a Hungarian-Jewish structure scholar, arrives from Budapest with a scholarship, a unmarried suitcase, and a mysterious letter he promised to carry. but if he falls right into a advanced courting with the letter's recipient, he turns into aware about a mystery that may adjust the process his—and his family’s—history.

From the small Hungarian city of Konyár to the grand opera homes of Budapest and Paris, from the melancholy of Carpathian wintry weather to an incredible lifestyles in exertions camps, The Invisible Bridge tells the tale of a kin shattered and remade in history’s darkest hour.

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Download E-books The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale PDF

The key Agent" is taken into account to be certainly one of Joseph Conrad's best works and was once ranked the forty sixth top novel of the twentieth century via the fashionable Library. Set in London on the finish of the 19th century, it follows the lifetime of Mr. Verloc, a undercover agent who's additionally the owner of a small store that sells, “photographs of roughly undressed dancing ladies” and “a few books, with titles hinting at impropriety.“ Verloc’s pals, a gaggle of anarchists, assign him the duty of destroying the Greenwich Observatory, but if issues move awry, Verloc needs to take care of the bad effects of his activities. As present now, because it was once a century in the past, Conrad weaves a chilling story of espionage, exploitation and terrorism that's all too found in our personal time.

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Download E-books The Veins of the Ocean: A Novel PDF

By Patricia Engel

“Engel has a watch for aspect. She understands the best way to drown the reader in a feeling of enchantment... She writes beautiful moments.”—Roxane homosexual, The Nation

Reina Castillo is the desirable younger girl whose loved brother is serving a loss of life sentence for a criminal offense that stunned the group, throwing a toddler off a bridge—a crime for which Reina secretly blames herself. together with her brother's loss of life, notwithstanding devastated and in mourning, Reina is ultimately published from her criminal vigil. looking anonymity, she strikes to a sleepy city within the Florida Keys the place she meets Nesto Cadena, a lately exiled Cuban anticipating with desire the coming of the kids he left at the back of in Havana. via Nesto’s love of the ocean and skill for religion, Reina involves comprehend her personal connections to the life-giving and harmful forces of the sea that surrounds her in addition to its position in her family's historical past, and of their companionship, starts off to discover freedom from the load of guilt she incorporates for her brother’s crime.

Set within the vivid coastal and Caribbean groups of Miami, the Florida Keys, Havana, Cuba, and Cartagena, Colombia, with The Veins of the Ocean Patricia Engel provides a profound and riveting Pan-American tale of fractured lives discovering solace and redemption within the attractiveness and gear of the flora and fauna, and in a single another.

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Download E-books How I Became a Nun PDF

By César Aira

"A solid tale and great social science."―New York occasions e-book Review. A sinisterly humorous modern day Through the taking a look Glass that starts off with cyanide poisoning and leads to strawberry ice cream.

the assumption of the local American dwelling in excellent concord with nature is likely one of the such a lot adored modern myths. yet how fair is that this larger-than-life photograph? based on anthropologist Shepard Krech, the 1st people in North the US established the entire intelligence, self-interest, flexibility, and talent to make error of humans wherever. As Nicholas Lemann positioned it in The New Yorker, "Krech is greater than only a conventional-wisdom overturner; he has a major greater aspect to make. . . . ideas like ecology, waste, upkeep, or even the normal (as unique from human) international are solely anachronistic while utilized to Indians within the days sooner than the ecu payment of North America." "Offers a extra complicated portrait of local American peoples, person who rejects mythologies, even those who either ecu and local americans may perhaps desire to embrace."―Washington Post"My tale, the tale of 'how I grew to become a nun,' started very early in my lifestyles; I had simply grew to become six. the start is marked by way of a bright reminiscence, which i will be able to reconstruct all the way down to the final element. prior to, there's not anything, and after, every thing is an extension of an identical bright reminiscence, non-stop and unbroken, together with the durations of sleep, as much as the purpose the place I took the veil ." So begins Cesar Aira's extraordinary "autobiographical" novel. severe and excellent, this invented narrative of formative years event bristles with dramatic humor at each one degree of becoming up: a primary ice cream, college, analyzing, video games, friendship. the unconventional starts in Aira's homeland, Coronel Pringles. As self-awareness grows, the tale rushes ahead in a torrent of anecdotes which rework a global of uneventful happiness into anything else: the anecdote turns into experience, and experience, fantasy, after which legend. among reminiscence and oblivion, fact and fiction, Cesar Aira's How I turned a Nun keeps childhood's major treasures: the truth of fantasy and the delirium of invention.

a couple of days after his 50th birthday, Aira spotted the skinny rim of the moon, obvious regardless of the emerging sunlight. whilst his spouse defined the phenomenon to him he used to be stunned that for 50 years he had recognized not anything approximately "something so visible, so visible." This epiphany led him to jot down How I grew to become a Nun. With a refined and melancholic humorousness he displays on his mess ups, at the that means of lifestyles and the significance of literature.

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By Nick Arvin

George Tilson is an eighteen-year-old farm boy from Iowa. Enlisted within the military in the course of international struggle II and arriving in Normandy simply after D-day, he's nicknamed Heck for his reluctance to swear. From summers of farm exertions Heck is already powerful. He understands tips on how to settle for orders and the way to paintings uncomplainingly. yet in strive against Heck witnesses a type of brutality not like something he may have imagined. worry consumes his each suggestion and Heck quickly realizes a negative factor approximately himself: he's a coward. Possessed of this darkish wisdom, Heck is then confronted with an most unlikely activity.

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By Brian Pera

Earl, a 20-something Southern child, is adrift in existence. After his father's demise, his mom - who can now not care for him - sends him to stay together with his grandmother in Memphis. His grandmother, getting senile and paranoid, turns him out at the streets of Memphis and from there his direction leads him to ny urban. In big apple, Earl works as a hustler, then as a stored boy, yet eventually fails at either. Addicted and misplaced, he finally ends up on a teach again to Omaha, the place his mom retains her door closed opposed to him. With nowhere else to head, Earl finally ends up strolling the grounds of an area carnival the place he meets pink, an enigmatic 20-something guy to whom Earl attempts to connect himself, purely to have crimson slip away. Now the obsession with pink is the one factor using him and Earl takes to the air to discover this guy whom he slightly knows.

As the narrative strikes backward and forwards in time, Troublemaker slowly unearths the reality approximately Earl, his earlier, his kinfolk, and his using obsession with purple. relocating, compelling, and darkly humorous, Troublemaker is ready dislocation, obsession, and the quest for affection. Pera's debut is a tour-de-force of voice and constitution, marking the emergence of a big younger writer.

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By Cordelia Strube

Longlisted for the 2010 Scotiabank Giller Prize!
Shortlisted for the 2010 Trillium ebook Award!

Lemon has 3 moms: a organic one she’s by no means met, her followed father’s suicidal ex, and Drew, a faculty vital who hasn’t left the home seeing that she used to be stabbed through a scholar. She has one deadbeat dad, one younger cancer-riddled protégé, and pals, the varsity tramp and a depressed poet.

Figuring the numbers are opposed to her, Lemon simply can’t be attempting to slot in. She spurns style, tv, or even the mall. She reads Mary Wollstonecraft and will get annoyed that Jane Eyre is the sort of wimp. in the meantime, the adults in her existence are all mired in self-centredness, and the opposite youngsters are becoming excessive, beating one another up in parks, and attempting to outsex each other. highschool is distress, an ordeal run for an unsatisfied maturity of bloated waistlines, undesirable intercourse, contradictions, and inequities, and not anything counsel counsellor Blecher can say will persuade Lemon otherwise.

But making the alternative to choose out of intercourse and violence and melanoma and unhappiness doesn’t suggest that this stuff don’t locate you. will probably be as much as Lemon if she will be able to continue to exist them together with her ordinary cavalier aplomb.

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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 probably the most inventive, excessive and turbulent sessions of English literature, an age marked through revolution, response, and reform in politics, and via the discovery of innovative literature in its distinctively smooth shape. This heritage provides a fascinating account of six a long time of literary construction round the flip of the 19th century. Reflecting the main updated study, the essays are designed either to supply a story of Romantic literature, and to supply new and stimulating readings of the foremost texts. One workforce of essays addresses many of the destinations of literary job - either in England and, as writers built their pursuits in commute and international cultures, the world over. A moment set of essays strains how texts replied to nice historic and social swap. With a complete bibliography, timeline and index, this quantity could be an incredible source for learn and instructing within the box.

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Download E-books Labor Day Movie Tie- In Edition: A Novel (P.S.) PDF

By Joyce Maynard

“Joyce Maynard is in top-notch shape with Labor Day. easily a singular you can't miss.”

—Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling writer of My Sister’s Keeper and Keeping Faith

“Maynard has created an ensemble of characters that might sneak into your middle, and hot it whereas it breaks.”

St. Petersburg Times

Joyce Maynard, acclaimed writer of At domestic within the World, is again with Labor Day. The  unforgettable tale of a mom and son ceaselessly replaced in the course of an extended summer season weekend while a mysterious guy comes into their lives. Labor Day is “a horny, web page turning, poignant tale” (Jane Hamilton, writer of A Map of the World) that “affirms Maynard’s acceptance as a grasp storyteller and indicates her to be a passionate humanist with a proficient ear and middle” (People)

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