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By Harold Augenbraum

The nice novel of the Philippines

In greater than a century on account that its visual appeal, José Rizal's Noli Me Tangere has turn into well known because the nice novel of the Philippines. A passionate love tale set opposed to the gruesome political backdrop of repression, torture, and homicide, "The Noli," because it is named within the Philippines, was once the 1st significant creative manifestation of Asian resistance to eu colonialism, and Rizal turned a guiding conscience—and martyr—for the revolution that may to that end stand up within the Spanish province.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts improved via introductions and notes via distinctive students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations via award-winning translators.

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By Vasily Grossman, Robert Chandler

A brand new York evaluation Books Original

Everything Flows is Vasily Grossman’s ultimate testomony, written after the Soviet professionals suppressed his masterpiece, existence and destiny. the most tale is straightforward: published after thirty years within the Soviet camps, Ivan Grigoryevich needs to fight to discover a spot for himself in an surprising international. yet in a singular that seeks to soak up the total tragedy of Soviet historical past, Ivan’s tale is just one between many. therefore we additionally listen approximately Ivan’s cousin, Nikolay, a scientist who by no means enable his sense of right and wrong intervene together with his occupation, and Pinegin, the informer who acquired Ivan despatched to the camps. Then an excellent brief play interrupts the narrative: a sequence of informers steps ahead, every one making excuses for the inexcusable issues that he did—inexcusable and but, the informers plead, in Stalinist Russia comprehensible, virtually unavoidable. And on the center of the booklet, we discover the tale of Anna Sergeyevna, Ivan’s lover, who tells approximately her keen involvement as an activist within the Terror famine of 1932–33, which ended in the deaths of 3 to 5 million Ukrainian peasants. the following Everything Flows attains an insufferable lucidity reminiscent of the final cantos of Dante’s Inferno.

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Download E-books In America: A Novel PDF

By Susan Sontag

In America is a kaleidoscopic portrait of the United States at the cusp of modernity. As she did in her tremendously renowned novel The Volcano Lover, Susan Sontag casts a narrative positioned some time past in a clean, provocative mild to create a fictional international jam-packed with modern resonance.

In 1876 a gaggle of Poles led by means of Maryna Zalezowska, Poland's maximum actress, to migrate to the U.S. and trip to California to discovered a "utopian commune." whilst the commune fails, Maryna remains, learns English, and―as Marina Zalenska―forges a brand new, much more successful occupation at the American degree, turning into a diva on par with Sara Bernhardt.

In the US is approximately many stuff: a woman's look for self-transformation; the destiny of idealism; a lifestyles within the theater; the various different types of love; and, now not least of all, tales and storytelling itself. Operatic within the scope and depth of the feelings it depicts, richly designated and visionary in its account of the USA, and peopled with unforgettable characters.

In America is the winner of the 2000 nationwide e-book Award for Fiction.

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Download E-books Kieron Smith, Boy PDF

By James Kelman

I had cousins at sea. One was once within the Cadets. i used to be eager to sign up for. My maw didn't want me to yet my da stated i'll if i wished, it was once an excellent lifestyles and ye stored yer cash, other than if ye have been daft and performed foolish issues. He acknowledged it to me. i'd simply need to develop up first. James Kelman’s triumph in Kieron Smith, boy is to carry us thoroughly contained in the head of a kid and remind us what unusual and gorgeous issues happen in there. Here is the tale of a boyhood in a wide business urban in the course of a time of significant social swap. Kieron grows from age 5 to early youth amid the final trauma of daily life—the dying of a liked grandparent, the stream to a brand new domestic. a complete global is brilliantly discovered: sectarian soccer fits; ferryboats at the river; the prejudice of being a more youthful brother; mountain climbing drainpipes, timber, and roofs; canine, cats, intercourse, and ghosts.  This is a robust, usually hilarious, startlingly direct evocation of adolescence.

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By Christoph Simon

"Zbinden invitations comparability with Leo Tolstoy's Ivan Ilych."—Alexander Starritt, The occasions Literary Supplement

Lukas Zbinden leans at the arm of his carer in an previous people's domestic. step-by-step, the committed walker recounts his existence along with his overdue spouse and his son. She enjoyed nature walks; he enjoyed urban streets. What was once the key in their lifelong love? And why is it so challenging for him to speak to his son? A life-affirming novel approximately love.

Christoph Simon used to be born in 1972 in Switzerland. After travels during the heart East, Poland, South the United States, London, and manhattan, he settled in Bern, Switzerland.

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Download E-books Drácula (Penguin Clásicos) PDF

By Bram Stoker

Los mejores libros jamás escritos Mucho más que una novela gótica, Drácula es un ejercicio literario excepcional.

Jonathan Harker viaja a Transilvania para cerrar un negocio inmobiliario con un misterioso conde que acaba de comprar varias propiedades en Londres. Después de un viaje plagado de ominosas señales, Harker es recogido en el paso de Borgo por un siniestro carruaje que lo llevará, acunado por el canto de los lobos, a un castillo en ruinas. Tal es el inquietante principio de una novela magistral que alumbró uno de los mitos más populares y poderosos de todos los tiempos: Drácula.

La presente edición incluye una detallada cronología y el prefacio del reputado catedrático y crítico Christopher Frayling, donde se analiza l. a. figura de Stoker y las circunstancias que propiciaron l. a. creación de Drácula. Asimismo, l. a. perspicaz introducción a shipment del especialista Maurice Hindle reflexiona sobre los aspectos más polémicos en torno al origen del prototipo vampírico.

«No había nadie por allí, excepto un hombre alto y flaco, de nariz ganchuda y barba en punta y entrecana. Tenía una mirada dura y fría y unos ojos de colour rojo.»

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Download E-books The Roman Mistress: Ancient and Modern Representations PDF

By Maria Wyke

From Latin love poetry's dominating and enslaving beloveds, to trendy renowned culture's notorious Cleopatras and Messalinas, representations of the Roman mistress (or the mistress of Romans) have introduced into query either old and sleek genders and political platforms. The Roman Mistress makes a big and unique contribution at the same time to feminist scholarship on antiquity, the classical culture, and cultural stories.

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Download E-books The Road to Wigan Pier PDF

By George Orwell

In the Nineteen Thirties Orwell was once despatched by means of a socialist booklet membership to enquire the appalling mass unemployment within the commercial north of britain. He went past his project to enquire the hired as well-”to see the most common element of the English operating class.” Foreword by means of Victor Gollancz.

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Download E-books A Companion to African American Literature (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture) PDF

By Gene Andrew Jarrett

Via a chain of essays that discover the types, subject matters, genres, ancient contexts, significant authors, and most up-to-date serious ways, 'A significant other to African American Literature' offers a finished chronological evaluate of African American literature from the eighteenth century to the trendy day

• Examines African American literature from its earliest origins, throughout the upward thrust of antislavery literature within the a long time top into the Civil warfare, to the trendy improvement of up to date African American cultural media, literary aesthetics, and political ideologies
• Addresses the newest serious and scholarly methods to African American literature
• positive factors essays via major proven literary students in addition to more moderen voices

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Download E-books The Return of Philip Latinovicz PDF

By Miroslav Krleža

I feel this novel by way of Croatian writer Krleza reprinted by means of Northwestern college Press. As many of the reviewers under say, Krleza--like Dostoevsky and different japanese ecu authors--include very nearby topics in a common demeanour. one of many purposes fiction from those areas could be read/translated greater than it really is within the West...

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The early twentieth century Croatian novelist Miroslav Krleza is much much less renowned during this nation than, say, Bosnian novelist Ivo Andric or Croatian journalist and novelist Slavenka Drakulic, yet studying this wonderful publication convinces me that he's a long way greater to the latter and nearly within the classification of the previous. "The go back of Philip Latinowicz" tells the tale of an getting older and doubting painter who returns from cosmopolitan Europe to his small Croatian domestic city, either to retreat from present difficulties and to confront lingering uncertainties and resentments from his adolescence. the ambience, because the reader from the Netherlands writes, is splendidly Dostoevskian in locations; the characters are drawn unforgettably (at instances with humor, at others with pathos); the tale strikes slowly firstly yet turns into a kind of mental mystery by means of the tip. this can be a very notable e-book that merits vast readership.


This novel, rammed with principles, bulging with mind's eye, indicates fierceness and depth of feeling attribute of a slavic temperament. The Croatian author, even supposing sharing yes similarities with russian big Dostoyevsky, has created a radiating, mind-boggling existential drama, soaked in nearby folklore, but, deeply resonating with common verities.


Unfortunately, in basic terms novels of Krleza's were translated into English, which doesn't even come with reference to doing justice to the volumes of novels, tales, performs, poems and essays this multi-talented author has produced. The reviewer less than is wrong in announcing Krleza is "almost" within the type of Andric. Krleza a ways surpasses Andric, and this is sensed in "The go back of Filip Latinovicz." I hugely suggest this and esp. "On the sting of Reason."

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