Download E-books Vidas Secas (120th Edition) PDF

By Graciliano Ramos

About the author:

Graciliano Ramos used to be extensively one in every of an important Brazilian authors of the twentieth century. He used to be a seminal voice within the literary "regionalism" movement.
As a baby Ramos lived in lots of towns of Northeastern Brazil, tormented by poverty and serious climatic conditions (droughts). After high-school, Graciliano went to Rio de Janeiro the place he labored as a journalist. In 1915 he traveled to Palmeira dos Indios, country of Alagoas, to dwell together with his father and in 1927 he used to be elected mayor.
In 1933 he released his first publication, Caetés. many years later he was once jailed by means of the Getúlio Vargas executive, on a cost that used to be by no means made transparent. His reports in penitentiary might develop into a different own deposition, Memórias do Cárcere.
Graciliano died in 1953, on the age of 60. His "dry" type of writing and the clash among the identification and the area are the numerous marks of his works.

About the booklet (in Portuguese):

O que impulsiona os personagens é a seca, áspera e merciless, e paradoxalmente a ligação telúrica, afetiva, que expõe naqueles seres em retirada, à procura de meios de sobrevivência e um futuro. Apesar desse sentimento de transbordante solidariedade e compaixão com que a narrativa acompanha a miúda saga do vaqueiro Fabiano e sua gente, o autor contou: "Procurei auscultar a alma do ser impolite e quase primitivo que mora na zona mais recuada do sertão... os meus personagens são quase selvagens... pesquisa que os escritores regionalistas não fazem e nem mesmo podem fazer ...porque comumente não são familiares com o ambiente que descrevem...Fiz o livrinho sem paisagens, sem diálogos. E sem amor. A minha gente, quase muda, vive numa casa velha de fazenda. As pessoas adultas, preocupadas com o estômago, não tem pace de abraçar-se. Até a cachorra [Baleia] é uma criatura decente, porque na vizinhança não existem galãs caninos". VIDAS SECAS é o livro em que Graciliano, visto como antipoético e anti-sonhador por excelência, consegue atingir, com o rigor do texto que tanto prezava, um estado maior de poesia.

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By J. G. Ballard

A exciting experience with “an oppressive energy resembling Conrad” (Kingsley Amis), thought of by means of many to be Ballard’s finest.

within the novel that catapulted him to foreign acclaim upon its e-book in 1962, J.G. Ballard’s enthralling and ferociously prescient The Drowned World imagines a terrifying destiny during which sun radiation and international warming has melted the ice caps, and Triassic-era jungles have overrun a submerged and tropical London. Set throughout the yr 2145, the radical follows biologist Dr. Robert Kerans and his crew of scientists as they confront a surreal cityscape populated by way of vast iguanas, albino alligators, and unending swarms of malarial bugs. Nature has swallowed all yet a number of remnants of human civilization, and slowly, Kearns and his partners are transformed―both bodily and psychologically―by this prehistoric setting. The Drowned World is either an exciting event and haunting exam of the results of environmental cave in at the human brain.

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Download E-books The Paradox of Love PDF

By Pascal Bruckner

The sexual revolution is justly celebrated for the freedoms it brought--birth regulate, the decriminalization of abortion, the liberalization of divorce, higher equality among the sexes, women's vast access into the crew, and extra tolerance of homosexuality. yet as Pascal Bruckner, considered one of France's top writers, argues during this vigorous and provocative mirrored image at the contradictions of recent love, our new freedoms have additionally introduced new burdens and rules--without, even if, wiping out the outdated ideas, feelings, wishes, and preparations: the couple, marriage, jealousy, the call for for constancy, the struggle among fidelity and inconstancy. it really is no ask yourself that love, intercourse, and relationships this present day are so complicated, so tough, and so paradoxical.

Drawing on heritage, politics, psychology, literature, popular culture, and present occasions, this book--a top vendor in France--exposes and dissects those paradoxes. together with his widespread brilliance and wit, Bruckner strains the roots of sexual liberation again to the Enlightenment in an effort to clarify love's splendid paradox, epitomized through the Nineteen Sixties oxymoron of "free love": the strain among freedom, which separates, and love, which attaches. Ashamed that our intercourse lives fail to reside as much as such liberated beliefs, now we have traded neuroses of repression for neuroses of inadequacy, and we overcompensate: "Our mom and dad lied approximately their morality," Bruckner writes, yet "we lie approximately our immorality."

Mixing irony and optimism, Bruckner argues that, by way of love, we must always facet neither with the revolutionaries nor the reactionaries. really, taking love and ourselves as we're, we should always detect that love makes no development and that its messiness, surprises, and paradoxes aren't in simple terms the resources of its pain--but additionally of its excitement and glory.

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By Harold Johnson

A retired political technological know-how professor, residing on his reserve in Northern Saskatchewan, is drawn right into a resistance pursuits while Canada is annexed by means of the us. He needs to stability the decision to civil motion with the decision to shield Canada with a constructing courting together with his misplaced son and friendships with neighbours and group elders.

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By John Steinbeck

A masterpiece of Biblical scope, and the magnum opus of 1 of America’s such a lot enduring authors

In his magazine, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck referred to as East of Eden "the first book," and certainly it has the primordial energy and ease of fable. Set within the wealthy farmland of California's Salinas Valley, this sprawling and sometimes brutal novel follows the intertwined destinies of 2 families—the Trasks and the Hamiltons—whose generations helplessly reenact the autumn of Adam and Eve and the toxic competition of Cain and Abel.

The masterpiece of Steinbeck’s later years, East of Eden is a piece during which Steinbeck created his so much captivating characters and explored his so much enduring issues: the secret of id, the inexplicability of affection, and the murderous results of love's absence. tailored for the 1955 movie directed through Elia Kazan introducing James Dean and skim via millions because the publication that introduced Oprah’s ebook membership again, East of Eden has remained vitally found in American tradition for over part a century.

This Penguin Classics variation good points an advent via David Wyatt.

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Download E-books Sylvia Plath: A Literary Life (Literary Lives) PDF

By Linda Wagner-Martin

By analyzing the works and lifetime of Sylvia Plath, Linda Wagner-Martin achieves to make the tale of her development right into a consummate artist either dramatic and convincing. In her narrative of the complete, but tentative American woman, Wagner-Martin brings the will to develop into a author to the heart of Plath's existence. via this, she humanizes Plath and brings her from the prestige of fantasy and legend to the normality of a skilled girl who publications her lifestyles through her non-stop makes an attempt to accomplish her literary aims.

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Download E-books The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei: Volume 4, The Climax (Princeton Library of Asian Translations) PDF

By David Tod Roy

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This is the fourth and penultimate quantity in David Roy's celebrated translation of 1 of the main well-known and critical novels in chinese language literature. The Plum within the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei is an nameless sixteenth-century paintings that specializes in the family lifetime of Hsi-men Ch'ing, a corrupt, upwardly cellular service provider in a provincial city, who continues a harem of six better halves and concubines. the unconventional, identified essentially for its erotic realism, is usually a landmark within the improvement of the narrative artwork form--not purely from a in particular chinese language viewpoint yet in a world-historical context.

Written through the moment half the 16th century and primary released in 1618, The Plum within the Golden Vase is famous for its unusually smooth strategy. With the prospective exception of The story of Genji (ca. 1010) and Don Quixote (1605, 1615), there's no previous paintings of prose fiction of equivalent sophistication in international literature. even supposing its value within the heritage of chinese language narrative has lengthy been well-known, the technical virtuosity of the writer, that's extra akin to the Dickens of Bleak House, the Joyce of Ulysses, or the Nabokov of Lolita than whatever in prior chinese language fiction, has no longer but obtained enough popularity. this is often partially simply because the entire latest ecu translations are both abridged or in response to an inferior recension of the textual content. this whole and annotated translation goals to faithfully signify and elucidate the entire rhetorical positive aspects of the unique in its so much real shape and thereby allow the Western reader to understand this chinese language masterpiece at its real worthy.

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Download E-books La tarde de un escritor PDF

By Peter Handke

Una tarde de diciembre, a l. a. luz cambiante del ocaso, un escritor, sentado a su mesa de trabajo, make a decision dar un paseo por el mundo, deambular por patios, plazas y callejuelas, perderse por arrabales y volver a su casa amparado ya en los angeles oscuridad.
En el camino quedará una doble huella: l. a. de los angeles mirada hacia lo external y los angeles de l. a. duda que contempla lo que está dentro de sí. Pero todo será visto como si fuera los angeles primera vez, como si al cerrar los ojos l. a. realidad apareciera en su verdad más pura.
Con l. a. tarde de un escritor, Peter Handke, uno de los más grandes creadores en lengua alemana, prosigue su own indagación en las relaciones del hombre consigo mismo y con lo que está a su alrededor

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Download E-books Numéro zéro PDF

By Umberto Eco

En 1992, à Milan, un groupe de journalistes, cinq hommes et une jeune femme, sont embauchés pour créer un nouveau quotidien qu’on leur promet dédié à los angeles recherche de los angeles vérité, mais qui se révèle un pur tool de calomnie et de chantage.
Ils fouillent dans le passé pour mettre en web page leur « numéro zéro », et c’est le présent qui leur saute au visage…
« L’ombre de Mussolini, donné pour mort, domine tous les événements italiens depuis 1945 » : est-ce là le délire d’un journaliste d’investigation paranoïaque ? Mais alors, pourquoi le retrouve-t-on assassiné un beau matin ?
Attentats, tentatives de coups d’Etat, empoisonnements, complots, stratégie de los angeles manipulation, de l. a. désinformation et de los angeles tension : quand tout est vrai, où est le faux ?
Umberto Eco nous offre ici los angeles tragédie burlesque de notre temps.

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Download E-books Middle English Literature: A Guide to Criticism PDF

By Roger Dalrymple

Middle English is a pupil advisor to the main influential severe writing on heart English literature.

  • A pupil consultant to the main influential serious writing on center English literature.
  • Brings jointly extracts from a number of the significant experts within the field.
  • Introduces readers to assorted severe ways to key heart English texts.
  • Treats a variety of center English texts, together with The Owl and the Nightingale, The Canterbury Tales and Morte d’Arthur.
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