Download E-books The Golem and the Jinni: A Novel (P.S.) PDF

By Helene Wecker

In The Golem and the Jinni, a probability assembly among legendary beings takes readers on a blinding trip via cultures in turn-of-the-century New York.

Chava is a golem, a creature made from clay, delivered to existence to by means of a disgraced rabbi who dabbles in darkish Kabbalistic magic and dies at sea at the voyage from Poland. Chava is unmoored and adrift because the send arrives in ny harbor in 1899.

Ahmad is a jinni, a being of fireplace born within the old Syrian desolate tract, trapped in an previous copper flask, and published in big apple urban, even though nonetheless no longer totally free

Ahmad and Chava develop into not going neighbors and soul friends with a magical connection. significant and compulsively readable, Helene Wecker's debut novel The Golem and the Jinni weaves strands of Yiddish and heart jap literature, old fiction and magical delusion, right into a wondrously artistic and unforgettable tale.

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Download E-books The Annotated Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions PDF

By Ian Stewart

Flatland is a distinct, pleasant satire that has charmed readers for over a century. released in 1884 via the English clergyman and headmaster Edwin A. Abbott, it's the fanciful story of A. sq., a two-dimensional being who's whisked away through a mysterious customer to The Land of 3 Dimensions, an event that without end alters his worldview.

Like the unique, Ian Stewart’s remark takes readers on a wierd and beautiful trip. With readability and wit, Stewart illuminates Abbott’s quite a few Victorian references and touches on such diversified subject matters as old Babylon, Karl Marx, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Mt. Everest, H.G. Wells, and phrenology. The Annotated Flatland makes interesting connections among Flatland and Abbott’s period, leading to a vintage to rival Abbott’s personal, and a booklet that may motivate and enjoyment curious readers for generations to come.

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Download E-books Jigsaw: An Unsentimental Education PDF

By Sybille Bedford

Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Sybille Bedford's most modern novel walks the borderline among autobiography and fiction. It alternatives up the place A Legacy leaves off, prime us from the Kaiser's Germany into the broader Europe of the Twenties and the limbo among international wars. The narrator, Billi, tells the tale of her apprenticeship to lifestyles, and of her many lecturers: her father, a pleasure-loving German baron; her marvelous, appealing, erratic English mom; and later, at the Mediterranean coast of France, the Huxleys, Aldous and Maria. Jigsaw, wrote the Sunday occasions, is the main strange, so much resonant of all Sybille Bedford's strange and resonant books.

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Download E-books Proust's Way: A Field Guide to In Search of Lost Time PDF

By Roger Shattuck

For any reader who has been humbled through the language, the density, or the sheer weight of Marcel Proust's looking for misplaced Time, Roger Shattuck is a godsend. Winner of the nationwide e-book Award for Marcel Proust, a sweeping exam of Proust's existence and works, Shattuck now bargains an invaluable and eminently readable guidebook to Proust's epic masterpiece, and a contemplation of reminiscence and recognition all through nice literature. the following, Shattuck laments Proust's defenselessness opposed to zealous editors, praises a few translations, and provides Proust as a novelist whose philosophical presents have been matched purely via his irrepressible comedian feel. Proust's means, the fruits of a life of scholarship, will function the following generation's consultant to 1 of the world's best writers of fiction.

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Download E-books The Cambridge Introduction to the Novel (Cambridge Introductions to Literature) PDF

By Marina MacKay

Starting its lifestyles because the sensational leisure of the eighteenth century, the unconventional has develop into the foremost literary style of contemporary instances. Drawing on hundreds of thousands of examples of well-known novels from around the globe, Marina MacKay explores the fundamental points of the unconventional and its background: the place novels got here from and why we learn them; how we predict approximately their types and strategies, their humans, plots, locations, and politics. among the most chapters are longer readings of person works, from Don Quixote to Midnight's young ones. A word list of keyword phrases and a advisor to extra examining are integrated, making this an incredible accompaniment to introductory classes at the novel.

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Download E-books Sway: A Novel PDF

By Zachary Lazar

3 dramatic and emblematic tales intertwine in Zachary Lazar's notable new novel, SWAY--the early days of the Rolling Stones, together with the romantic triangle of Brian Jones, Anita Pallenberg, and Keith Richards; the lifetime of avant-garde filmmaker Kenneth Anger; and the group of Charles Manson and his fans. Lazar illuminates an hour in American historical past whilst rapture came upon its roots in idolatrous figures and ended in unprovoked and inexplicable violence. Connecting the entire tales during this novel is Bobby Beausoleil, a gorgeous California boy who seemed in an Anger movie and at last joined the Manson "family." With nice artistry, Lazar weaves scenes from those actual lives jointly right into a real yet heightened truth, making superstars human, giving demons truth, and restoring mythic occasions to the size of everyday life.

"One hypnotic tone poem.... it's not the now-historic acts of violence that make Sway so riveting, yet its bright personality pictures and decadent, muzzy surroundings, all rendered with the heightened sensory understanding linked to medications and paranoia. The close to miniaturist precision with which he describes Keith Richards's makes an attempt to grasp his guitar, Brian Jones's acid journeys and Anger's obsessive wish for Beausoleil deliver this large-scale tableau into lovely relief." --Liz Brown, Time Out New York

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Download E-books What a Mother Knows: A Novel PDF

By Leslie Lehr

"A fast moving and gripping exploration of a mother's love. a strong affecting novel." —Heather Gudenkauf, long island Times bestselling writer of The Weight of Silence and One Breath Away

How a ways Will a mom visit locate Her Daughter?

Michelle Mason can't do not forget that day, that force, that terrible crash that killed the younger guy in her vehicle. All she understands is she's being held dependable, and her daughter is missing.

Despite a shaky marriage, a threatening lawsuit, and troubling flashbacks urgent in on her, Michelle throws herself into looking. Her daughter within the one one who may possibly comprehend what particularly occurred that day, however the deeper Michelle digs, the extra she questions the innocence of these closest to her, even herself. As her seek hurtles towards a shattering revelation, Michelle needs to face the largest problem of her life.

A poignant tale of the unshakable bond among mom and baby, What a mom Knows is ready discovering the fact that can set love free.

"Her characters are so real...They'll follow you lengthy after the e-book ends." —Hope Edelman, Motherless Daughters

"A poignant, robust novel." —Jillian Medoff, bestselling writer of I Couldn't Love You More and Hunger Point

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Download E-books How to Read Chinese Poetry: A Guided Anthology PDF

By Zong-qi Cai

In this "guided" anthology, specialists lead scholars in the course of the significant genres and eras of chinese language poetry from antiquity to the trendy time. the amount is split into 6 chronological sections and contours greater than a hundred and forty examples of the easiest shi, sao, fu, ci, and qu poems. A finished creation and broad thematic desk of contents spotlight the thematic, formal, and prosodic positive aspects of chinese language poetry, and every bankruptcy is written by means of a pupil who focuses on a specific interval or style. Poems are awarded in chinese language and English and are observed via a tone-marked romanized model, an evidence of chinese language linguistic and poetic conventions, and steered examining suggestions. Sound recordings of the poems can be found on-line at no cost. those certain gains facilitate an excessive engagement with chinese language poetical texts and support the reader derive aesthetic excitement and perception from those works as you'll be able to from the original.

Contributors: Robert Ashmore (Univ. of California, Berkeley); Zong-qi Cai; Charles Egan (San Francisco State); Ronald Egan (Univ. of California, Santa Barbara); Grace Fong (McGill); David R. Knechtges (Univ. of Washington); Xinda Lian (Denison); Shuen-fu Lin (Univ. of Michigan); William H. Nienhauser Jr. (Univ. of Wisconsin); Maija Bell Samei; Jui-lung Su (National Univ. of Singapore); Wendy Swartz (Columbia); Xiaofei Tian (Harvard); Paula Varsano (Univ. of California, Berkeley); Fusheng Wu (Univ. of Utah)

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Download E-books Rock, Paper, Scissors PDF

By Naja Marie Aidt

"The feelings unleashed during this story . . . are painfully common. but you recognize precisely the place within the universe you're. this can be the hallmark of serious brief tales, from Chekhov's images of discontented Russians to Joyce's suffering Dubliners."—Radhika Jones, Time

Naja Marie Aidt's long-awaited first novel is a wide ranging page-turner and intricate portrait of a guy whose lifestyles slowly devolves into one among violence and jealousy.

Rock, Paper, Scissors opens almost immediately after the loss of life of Thomas and Jenny's felony father. whereas attempting to repair a toaster that he left at the back of, Thomas discovers a mystery, environment into movement a sequence of occasions resulting in the dissolution of his existence, and plunging him right into a darkish, shadowy underworld of violence and betrayal.

A gripping tale written with a poet's sensibility and a spotlight to language, Rock, Paper, Scissors showcases all of Aidt's presents and should drastically extend the readership for considered one of Denmark's such a lot adorned and cherished writers.

Naja Marie Aidt used to be born in Greenland and raised in Copenhagen. She is the writer of 7 collections of poetry and 5 brief tale collections, together with Baboon (Two traces Press), which obtained the Nordic Council's Literature Prize and the Danish Critics Prize for Literature. Rock, Paper, Scissors is her first novel.

K. E. Semmel is a author and translator whose paintings has seemed in Ontario Review, the Washington Post, and in other places. His translations comprise books through Karin Fossum, Erik Valeur, Jussi Adler-Olsen, and Simon Fruelund.

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