Dusk: A Novel (Modern Library Paperbacks)

By F. Sionil Jose

With Dusk (originally released within the Philippines as Po-on), F. Sionil Jose starts his five-novel Rosales Saga, which the poet and critic Ricaredo Demetillo known as "the first nice Filipino novels written in English." Set within the Eighteen Eighties, Dusk files the exile of a tenant kinfolk from its village and the hot lifestyles it makes an attempt to make within the small city of Rosales. right here commences the epic story of a relations unwillingly thrown into the turmoil of heritage. yet this is often greater than a ancient novel; it's also the everlasting tale of man's tortured look for real religion and the bigger which means of lifestyles. Jose has accomplished a fiction of amazing scope and fervour, a ebook as significant to Philippine literature as One Hundred Years of Solitude is to Latin American literature.

"The most suitable Filipino novelist in English, his novels deserve a much broader readership than the Philippines can offer."--Ian Buruma, manhattan assessment of Books

"Tolstoy himself, let alone Italo Svevo, could envy the writer of this story."--Chicago Tribune

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The Facts on File Companion to the World Novel: 1900 to the Present: Volume 1 (Facts on File Library of World Literature)

"The proof On dossier better half to the realm Novel, 1900 to the Present" is a brand new two-volume reference advisor that includes greater than six hundred entries at the world's maximum glossy novels and novelists, together with every little thing from said classics to the easiest of up to date fiction.

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Twopence Coloured

By Patrick Hamilton

West Kensington - gray zone of rot, and caretaking, and cat-slinking basements. West Kensington - drab asylum for the pushed and cast-off genteel!' Patrick Hamilton was once acutely unsleeping that his 3rd novel (first released in 1928) was once longer and 'much grimmer' than his prior and well-received productions. Twopence colored is the tale of 19-year-old Jackie Mortimer, who leaves Hove looking for a lifestyles at the London degree, in simple terms to turn into entangled in 'provincial theatre' and complicated affairs of the guts with brothers, Richard and Charles Gissing. the unconventional, unavailable for a few years, is a gimlet-eyed portrait of the theatrical vocation, and completely indicates Hamilton's celebrated reward for conjuring London - the 'vast, thronged, unknown, hooting, electric-lit, dark-rumbling city.

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Beyond Discontent: 'Sublimation' from Goethe to Lacan (New Directions in German Studies)

By Eckart Goebel

According to Freud's later works, we don't feel good or unfastened inside civilization. Our discontent by no means disappears, and we will by no means turn into thoroughly trustworthy participants of society. Alcohol already suffices, Freud tells us, to break the delicate structure of sublimations. because ‘Beyond the excitement Principle,' sublimation seems not anything greater than a euphemism for suppressing the drives. We sublimate simply because we didn't get or weren't allowed to have what we ‘actually' sought after. Is sublimation an insignificant surrogate or maybe even the identify psychoanalysis came upon for ‘theoria' within the 20th century? With Freud as its pivot, Goebel offers an highbrow heritage of sublimation, which additionally serves as an advent to different key rules linked to the authors mentioned, resembling Schopenhauer's philosophy of track, the need to energy in Nietzsche, the constitution of Freudian psychoanalysis, Adorno's inspiration of recent artwork, or Lacanian ethics. In reading either its prehistory and reception, Goebel argues that sublimation could be reconsidered because the street towards someone and social lifestyles past discontent.

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The Night Before Christmas (Penguin Christmas Classics)

One of six loved Christmas classics in collectible hardcover editions
Written in 1831 by way of the daddy of Russian literature, this uproarious story tells of the blacksmith Vakula’s conflict with the satan, who has stolen the moon and hidden it in his pocket, permitting him to wreak havoc at the village of Dikanka. either the satan and Vakula are in love with Oksana, the main attractive woman in Dikanka. Vakula is decided to win her over; the satan, both made up our minds, unleashes a storm from snow to thwart Vakula’s efforts. Zany and mischievous, and drawing suggestion from the folks stories of Gogol’s far-flung village in Ukraine, The evening prior to Christmas is the root for plenty of motion picture and opera diversifications, and remains to be learn aloud to childrens on Christmas Eve in Ukraine and Russia.
Penguin Christmas Classics
Give the present of literature this Christmas.
Penguin Christmas Classics honor the facility of literature to maintain on giving during the a long time. The six volumes within the sequence should not simply our such a lot loved Christmas stories, additionally they have given us a lot of what we adore concerning the vacation itself. A Christmas Carol revived in Victorian England such Christmas hallmarks because the Christmas tree, vacation playing cards, and caroling. The yule yarns of Anthony Trollope popularized in the course of the British Empire and around the globe the trimmings of Christmas in London. The lifestyles and Adventures of Santa Claus created the foundation tale for the presiding spirit of Christmas as we all know it. The vacation stories of Louisa may well Alcott formed the perfect of an American Christmas. The evening earlier than Christmas introduced forth a few of our earliest Christmas traditions as handed down via folks stories. And The Nutcracker encouraged the main well-known ballet in historical past, one noticeable through hundreds of thousands within the twilight of each year.
Beautifully designed hardcovers—with foil-stamped jackets, ornamental endpapers, and nameplates for personalization—in a small trim measurement that makes them excellent stocking stuffers, Penguin Christmas Classics embrace the spirit of giving that's on the middle of our so much widely used tales concerning the holiday.
Collect all six Penguin Christmas Classics:
A Christmas Carol through Charles Dickens
Christmas at Thompson corridor: And different Christmas Stories through Anthony Trollope
The lifestyles and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum
A Merry Christmas: And different Christmas Stories by means of Louisa may well Alcott
The evening prior to Christmas by means of Nikolai Gogol
The Nutcracker through E. T. A. Hoffmann

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts more suitable by means of introductions and notes by means of uncommon students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Lie Still: A Novel

By Julia Heaberlin

In the culture of Lisa Unger’s Beautiful Lies and Nancy Pickard’s The odor of Rain and Lightning comes a twisting, riveting novel of transferring belief and shattered lives. Lie Still delves deep into the guts of a plush Southern city, the place gossip is forex and secrets and techniques kill.
while Emily web page and her husband movement from big apple to the rich enclave of Clairmont, Texas, she hopes she will be able to ultimately break out her haunted past—and outrun the anonymous stalker who has been taunting her for years. Pregnant along with her first baby, Emily simply desires to commence over. yet as she is drawn right into a nest of secretive Texas women—and into the unnerving corporation in their queen, Caroline Warwick—Emily reveals that attractiveness is a truly risky game.
It isn’t lengthy earlier than Caroline mysteriously disappears and Emily is dealing with a rash of nameless threats. Are they associated with the lacking Caroline? Or to Emily’s terrifying come across in collage, years prior? because the darkish fact approximately Caroline emerges, Emily realizes that a few secrets and techniques are very unlikely to hide—and that whoever got here for Caroline is now coming for her.

Praise for Lie Still
“In this engrossing novel of suspense . . . [Heaberlin] expertly spins out a story of lies and deceit that might continue the reader guessing.”Publishers Weekly
“Heaberlin’s depiction of 1 tight-knit Texas neighborhood is either culturally savvy and politically astute. . . . a gently wrapped package deal of Texas cleaning soap opera, social and political exposé, and well-paced thriller.”Booklist
“Heaberlin combines a culturally pertinent suspense tale (the plot revolves round the major character’s struggles with the repercussions of an unreported date rape) with satirical observations approximately Texas’ moneyed suburban elite.”The manhattan Times
Lie Still mixes critical dialogue approximately ‘the final frontier in crime’ with a twisty-turny secret plot and a solid of eccentric characters.”Fort worthy Star-Telegram
“Reading a ebook through Julia Heaberlin is like listening to your ally inform you a very thorny tale, choked with secrets and techniques and intrigue and human hopes and screw ups. Lie Still is a ebook you need to curl up with for a great lengthy whereas yet, extra vital, Julia Heaberlin is an writer you need to get to know.”—Jenny Milchman
“Julia Heaberlin weaves an problematic tapestry of secrets and techniques and suspense, lies and betrayals that saved me analyzing overdue into the evening. Lie Still is a mystery par excellence and a page-turner, true—but it’s additionally a relocating tale of 1 woman’s not likely course towards therapeutic, and another’s lifelong look for redemption. I problem you to go to Claremont, Texas—where not anything is kind of because it turns out and not anyone is sort of who they claim—and depart unchanged.”—Emily Colin
“Julia Heaberlin deceives the reader within the such a lot deliciously chilling means in Lie Still: With wonderful prose and sterling personality paintings, she takes us on a deeply felt and beautifully composed thrill journey. Layer after layer of secrets and techniques, longing, and deception is peeled away and we commence to dread the twisted kernel on the middle, by no means guessing what Heaberlin has in shop for us.”—Sophie Littlefield, bestselling writer of Garden of Stones

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Avenue of Mysteries

By John Irving

John Irving returns to the subjects that demonstrated him as one in all our such a lot well known and loved authors during this soaking up novel of destiny and memory.

In Avenue of Mysteries, Juan Diego—a fourteen-year-old boy, who used to be born and grew up in Mexico—has a thirteen-year-old sister. Her identify is Lupe, and she or he thinks she sees what’s coming—specifically, her personal destiny and her brother’s. Lupe is a brain reader; she doesn’t understand what everyone seems to be considering, yet she is familiar with what most folk are considering. relating to what has occurred, instead of what will, Lupe is generally correct in regards to the previous; with out your telling her, she is aware the entire worst issues that experience occurred to you.

Lupe doesn’t recognize the longer term as adequately. yet think about what a bad burden it's, for those who think you recognize the future—especially your individual destiny, or, even worse, the way forward for somebody you like. What may possibly a thirteen-year-old woman be pushed to do, if she suggestion she may well switch the future?

As an older guy, Juan Diego will make a journey to the Philippines, yet what travels with him are his desires and stories; he's such a lot alive in his early life and early formative years in Mexico. As we develop older—most of all, in what we take into account and what we dream—we reside some time past. occasionally, we are living extra vividly long ago than within the present.

Avenue of Mysteries is the tale of what occurs to Juan Diego within the Philippines, the place what occurred to him within the past—in Mexico—collides along with his destiny.

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The Sacrifice: A Novel

New York Times bestselling writer Joyce Carol Oates returns with an incendiary novel that illuminates the tragic influence of sexual violence, racism, brutality, and gear on blameless lives and probes the patience of stereotypes, the character of revenge, the complexities of fact, and our insatiable starvation for sensationalism.

When a fourteen-year-old woman is the alleged sufferer of a poor act of racial violence, the incident shocks and galvanizes her group, exacerbating the racial rigidity that has been simmering during this New Jersey city for many years. during this magisterial paintings of fiction, Joyce Carol Oates explores the uneasy fault strains in a racially bothered society. In any such annoying, charged surroundings, Oates finds that there should always be a sacrifice—of innocence, fact, belief, and, eventually, of lives. Unfolding in a succession of multiracial voices, in a group transfixed by means of this alleged crime and the spectacle unfolding round it, this profound novel exposes what—and who—the “sacrifice” truly is, and what results a lot of these occasions carry for us all.

Working on the top of her powers, Oates bargains a sympathetic portrait of the younger lady and her mom, and demanding situations our expectancies and ideology approximately our society, our biases, and ourselves. because the refrain of its voices—from the police to the media to the sufferer and her family—reaches a crescendo, The Sacrifice deals a surprising new figuring out of strength and oppression, innocence and guilt, fact and sensationalism, justice and retribution.

A chilling exploration of advanced social, political, and ethical themes—the enduring trauma of the previous, glossy racial and sophistication tensions, the facility of secrets and techniques, and the primal judgements all of us make to guard these we love—The Sacrifice is an important paintings of fiction from one in all our so much respected literary masters.

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Slow Man

By J. M. Coetzee

J. M. Coetzee , one of many maximum dwelling writers within the English language, has crafted a deeply relocating story of affection and mortality in his new booklet, Slow Man. while photographer Paul Rayment loses his leg in a bicycle coincidence, he's compelled to reexamine how he has lived his lifestyles. via Paul's tale, Coetzee addresses questions that outline us all: What does it suggest to do stable? What in our lives is finally significant? How can we outline where we name "home"? In his transparent and uncompromising voice, Coetzee struggles with those matters and gives a narrative that might dazzle the reader on each web page.

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Model Home: A Novel

By Eric Puchner

Warren Ziller moved his relations to Southern California looking for a charmed existence, and to all appearances, he came upon it: a gated group now not faraway from the seashore, amid the prosperous attractiveness of the Nineteen Eighties. however the Zillers’ American dream is ready to be rudely interrupted. Warren has squandered their mark downs on a foul actual property funding, which he conceals from his spouse, Camille, who misreads his secrecy as an indication of an affair. Their kids, Dustin, Lyle, and Jonas, have grown as far-off as satellites, too busy with their very own betrayals and rebellions to note their mom and dad’ misery. whilst tragedy moves, the Zillers are compelled to maneuver to Warren’s deserted housing improvement within the barren region. during this comically bleak new domestic, every one needs to reckon with what’s led them there and who’s to blame—and whether or not they can summon the forgiveness had to carry the family members jointly.

With penetrating insights into glossy existence and an uncanny eye for daily absurdities, Eric Puchner gives you a wildly humorous, heartbreaking, and carefully unique portrait of an American kin.

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