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In Search of Bisco by Erskine Caldwell

By Erskine Caldwell

During this travelogue and memoir, groundbreaking novelist Erskine Caldwell seems to be again at a lifestyles lived within the bothered 5 a long time faraway from his personal Southern adolescence, novelist Erskine Caldwell units out on a trip to discover an outdated friend—a buddy misplaced to him in the course of the tradition of segregation. As Caldwell follows a path via Georgia, South Carolina, and lots more and plenty of the Deep South looking for his black formative years pal Bisco, his interviews with white and black americans divulge quite a number attitudes which are tragic, if now not remarkable. released first within the mid-1960s simply because the South was once present process a thorough transformation through freedom marches and sit-ins, looking for Bisco deals a heartfelt account of the civil rights flow through one of many region's fiercest critics and so much well-liked sons. This publication beneficial properties an illustrated biography of Erskine Caldwell together with infrequent pictures and never-before-seen files courtesy of the Dartmouth collage Library.

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Sweet Caress by William Boyd

By William Boyd

While Amory Clay used to be born, within the decade prior to the good struggle, her disillusioned father gave her an androgynous identify and introduced the start of a son. yet this daughter was once now not one to enable others outline her; Amory grew to become a lady who authorized no limits to what that can suggest, and, from the time she picked up her first digital camera, one that might checklist her personal model of events.

Moving freely among London and big apple, among photojournalism and type images, and among the lads who love her on advanced phrases, Amory establishes her recognition as a possibility taker and a passionate existence tourist. Her starvation for event attracts her to the decadence of Weimar Berlin and the violence of London's blackshirt riots, to the Rhineland with Allied troops and into the political tangle of war-torn Vietnam. In her bold profession, the seminal moments of the twentieth century turns into the unforgettable moments of her personal biography, as well.

In candy Caress, Amory Clay comes wondrously to lifestyles, her brilliant character enveloping the reader from the beginning. And, working throughout the novel, her images over the many years let us event this sizeable tale not just with Amory's voice yet along with her imaginative and prescient. William Boyd's candy Caress captures a whole lifetime unforgettably inside of its pages. It captivates.


One of some of the best prose stylists and storytellers within the English language. (The Atlantic)

Superbly written . . . probably the most easily readable novels of the yr. (The Chicago Tribune on RESTLESS)

Its pleasures are numerous . . . Supremely pleasing. (The Washington submit publication international on ANY HUMAN HEART)

Few modern writers may be able to evoke the atmosphere and drama of our fresh previous as forcefully as Boyd . . . And [his] characters are as beguiling as his prose. (Washington publish publication global on looking forward to SUNRISE)

Entertaining and doubtless easy of their fluency, [Boyd's] novels disguise insights into human habit which are extra complex than might first look. (The ny instances publication assessment, on looking ahead to SUNRISE)
About the Author

William Boyd is the writer of 13 prior novels, together with a very good guy in Africa, winner of the Whitbread Award and the Somerset Maugham Award; An Ice-Cream struggle, winner of the loo Llewellyn Rhys Prize and shortlisted for the Booker Prize; Any Human center, winner of the Prix Jean Monnet; stressed, winner of the Costa Novel of the yr; looking forward to dawn; and, so much lately, Solo: A James Bond Novel. William Boyd lives in London and France.

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The Mayor of Casterbridge (Oxford World's Classics) by Thomas Hardy

By Thomas Hardy

'The lady isn't any solid to me. Who'll have her?' Michael Henchard is an out-of-work hay-trusser who will get under the influence of alcohol at a neighborhood reasonable and unexpectedly sells his spouse Susan and child daughter. Eighteen years later Susan and her daughter search him out, in basic terms to find that he has turn into the main favourite guy in Casterbridge. Henchard makes an attempt to catch up on his younger misdeeds yet his unchanged impulsiveness clouds his relationships in love in addition to his fortunes in enterprise. even though Henchard is fated to be a modern day tragic hero, not able to outlive within the new advertisement international, his tale is additionally a trip in the direction of love. This variation is the single significantly proven textual content of the unconventional, in keeping with a complete learn of the manuscript and Hardy's broad revisions.

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Death Cloud (Young Sherlock Holmes, Book 1) by Andy Lane

By Andy Lane

1868 England, Sherlock Holmes 14 unexpectedly summers with Farnham family, befriends orphan Matt. Why does a depressing cloud glide from a corpse lined in purple boils? Sherlock fights, runs, will get stuck, drugged, whipped, ordered killed; protecting bystander is fatally knifed. americans, logical train Amyus Crowe and daughter Virginia in well-fitting breeches support.

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Le roman d'hier à demain by Jean-Yves Tadié, Blanche Cerquiglini

By Jean-Yves Tadié, Blanche Cerquiglini

Aujourd'hui, en littérature, tout est roman. Autobiographie, récit poétique, essai : le roman les englobe tous. S'il est actuellement le style dominant, c'est qu'au XXe siècle il a renouvelé son langage et ses formes, en empruntant des voies divergentes, allant de los angeles synthèse encyclopédique à l'éclatement, de l'air pur des grands sommets aux secrets and techniques du laboratoire de recherche. C'est ce langage qui est examiné dans cet essai. En classant par grands strategies les différents facets du roman, les œuvres apparaissent comme l'illustration d'une description générale : une imaginative and prescient du monde.

Loin de tout palmarès, sont présents ici moins des œuvres ou des auteurs que des problèmes : remark, de 1900 à nos jours, le roman met en query l'Histoire, l. a. société mais aussi los angeles culture littéraire ; les manières de penser le roman comme les manières dont pensent les romanciers dans le roman. En mettant au jour les buildings romanesques qui demeurent, s'écrit ici une histoire du roman d'aujourd'hui qui est encore celle d'hier et déjà celle de demain.

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Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders by Neil Gaiman

By Neil Gaiman

“A prodigiously inventive collection.”—New York occasions booklet Review, Editor’s Choice “Dazzling stories from a grasp of the fantastic.”
Washington submit booklet World Fragile issues is a sterling number of remarkable stories from Neil Gaiman, a number of award-winning (the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Newberry, and Eisner Awards, to call only a few), no 1 New York Times bestselling writer of The Graveyard e-book, Anansi Boys, Coraline, and the groundbreaking Sandman graphic novel sequence. A uniquely innovative author of wonders whose distinct storytelling genius has been acclaimed through a number of literary luminaries from Norman Mailer to Stephen King, Gaiman’s mind-blowing powers are on wonderful monitors in Fragile issues. Enter and be surprised!

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Bertie's Guide to Life and Mothers (44 Scotland Street, Book by Alexander McCall Smith

By Alexander McCall Smith

It's no longer that terrible Bertie Pollock is wishing his existence away, yet having expected his seventh birthday for thus lengthy he's now longing to be 18. yet there's loads of residing to do and Bertie isn't on my own among the citizens of Scotland road in attempting to just do that - with combined fortunes.

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Summit Chase (Destroyer, Book 8) by Warren Murphy, Richard Sapir

By Warren Murphy, Richard Sapir

The small African country of Scambia is at risk, and it doesn't even comprehend it. overseas syndicates are looking to create a lawless shelter for well-heeled criminals, and Scambia matches the invoice for many purposes. challenge: the president of Scambia is a committed servant of his kingdom. resolution: the vice-president of Scambia isn't. All that's wanted is monetary backing, reliable timing, and a bit honor between thieves, and a delicate democratic country will fall. What the criminals can't anticipate is Remo Williams.

Remo Williams is The Destroyer, an all-American cop now operating for a mystery executive association. expert within the esoteric martial paintings of Sinanju through his Korean mentor, Chiun, Remo is the final defensive position opposed to mad scientists, equipped crime, old undead gods, and anything that threatens the structure. An action-adventure sequence leavened with social and political satire, the Destroyer novels were exciting readers around the globe for many years.

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Shylock's Daughter: A Novel of Love in Venice by Erica Jong

By Erica Jong

A modern day actress reveals herself transported again in heritage and into the palms of a passionate younger bard in Erica Jong's sensuous spin on Shakespeare's The service provider of VeniceA glamorous Hollywood movie superstar, Jessica Pruitt fears the easiest days of her occupation are in the back of her. Arriving in Italy quickly after wasting custody of her younger daughter, she hopes to omit her woes by means of serving as a pass judgement on on the Venice movie pageant and immersing herself in arrangements for her starring function in a brand new cinematic tackle The service provider of Venice. For the getting older yet nonetheless appealing actress, this historic, crumbling urban of canals is the correct break out, spell binding her with its historical past, its magic, and its mystery.Then at some point, whereas jogging in the course of the previous Jewish zone, she unearths herself in a truly varied Venice—one that hasn't existed for 5 hundred years—as the heroine of a brand new theatrical recreation through an enigmatic younger playwright named Will Shakespeare. all at once, impossibly, Jessica has chanced on a brand new starting, a brand new audience—and, within the hands of a genius fledgling bard, a love affair extra stimulating, pleasant, and releasing than any she is going to ever comprehend, even 5 centuries on.Originally released as Serenissima, Erica Jong's Shylock's Daughter is a mystical story set in a paranormal city—a splendidly inventive and delightfully uninhibited love tale that transcends time.This book positive aspects an illustrated biography of Erica Jong together with infrequent images and never-before-seen files from the author's own assortment.

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Steppeulven by Hermann Hesse

By Hermann Hesse

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En psykologisk studie av en femtiårings krise, som belyser en hel generasjons nevrose etter 1. verdenskrig. Beskrivelsen av den moderne dikteren og "steppeulven" Harry Hallers forhold til samtidens mekaniserte verden, viser til tidens egen sykdom.

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Nobelprisen i litteratur ble i 1946 tildelt Hermann Hesse "for hans inspirerte skrivekunst som på en dristig og gjennomtrengende måte eksemplifiserer de klassiske humanistiske idealene, samtidig som det er framført med stor stilsikkerhet". Steppeulven (1927) er kanskje Hesses mest nyskapende roman, en psykologisk studie av en femtiårings krise, som belyser en hel generasjons nevrose i tiden etter første verdenskrig. Beskrivelsen av den moderne dikteren og "steppeulven" Harry Hallers forhold til samtidens mekaniserte verden, viser til tidens egen sykdom. I Harry Haller-skikkelsen blir den smertefulle motsetningen mellom legeme og ånd, mellom flow og tanke gjort levende. males Hesse viser også at det over "steppeulven" og hans vanskeligheter finnes en annen høyere og uforgjengelig verden. Hermann Hesse (1877.1962) var født i Sør-Tyskland, males flyttet i 1914 til Bern og ble sveitsisk statsborger i 1923. I 1911 besøkte han India, og han skulle etter dette føle seg mer tiltrukket av Østens mystikk enn av Vestens materialisme. Denne fascinasjonen ligger nedfelt i de fleste verkene hans, som f.eks. Siddhartha, Narsiss og Gullmunn og Glassperlespillet

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