Dark City by Charles Bernstein

By Charles Bernstein

Darkish urban, Charles Bernstein's 20th ebook, is an now and then comedian, now and then bleak, expedition into way of life within the past due twentieth century. In darkish urban, Bernstein strikes via a startling variety of languages and varieties, from computing device lingo to the cant of television speak indicates, from high-poetic diction to unsolicited mail, from intimate tackle to philosophical imperatives, from would-be proverbs to nursery rhymes and songs.

Bernstein's urban is flickering and evanescent, relocating from Madras to big apple to la, from "Virtual Reality" to "The View from Nowhere." but his college of diversive/divisive voices additionally represents, because the Village Voice has famous, "A tireless try to regain our awareness and produce us from inertia into discourse again":

Love is like love, a baby
like a toddler, that means like
memory, gentle like light.
A journey's a detour
and a pocket a charm
in which deceits are borne.
A cloud is a cloud and
a tale like a story,
song is a song,
fury like fury.

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Who Was Mark Twain? by John O'Brien, April Jones Prince

By John O'Brien, April Jones Prince

Age diversity: eight - eleven Years

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A slapstick comedian, narrator, and social observer, Mark Twain is unsurpassed in American literature. most sensible often called the writer of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, now not not like his protagonist, Huck, has a stressed spirit.

He came upon experience prospecting for silver in Nevada, navigating steamboats down the Mississippi, and making humans snicker all over the world. yet Twain additionally had a major streak and decried racism and injustice.

His interesting existence is captured candidly during this relaxing biography.

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Behind a Mask: Or, a Woman's Power (The Floating Press) by Louisa May Alcott

By Louisa May Alcott

Louisa may possibly Alcott’s little-known novella is an inventive examine of deception, betrayal, and the ruthless energy of a lady scorned.

When demure Scottish governess Jean Muir arrives at a filthy rich family, the family members couldn’t be extra extremely joyful with their younger new resident and locate themselves beguiled by means of her grace and wonder. yet this give up to her “innocent’ charms quickly units the boys quarreling for her consciousness, with the ladies beside themselves with jealousy. thrilled along with her good fortune, omit Muir units her attractions at the maximum prize—but she has simply 3 days to assert victory ahead of the reality, in the back of her masks, could be exposed.

American novelist Louisa may possibly Alcott is better remembered for the perennially well known Little Women.

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The People: And Other Uncollected Fiction by Bernard Malamud, Robert Giroux

By Bernard Malamud, Robert Giroux

Contains Malamud's novel, The People, which used to be left unfinished on the time of his loss of life in 1986, with the textual content provided because the writer left it, in addition to fourteen formerly uncollected stories.

Set within the 19th century, The People has as its hero a Jewish peddler who's followed as leader via an Indian tribe within the Pacific Northwest.

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Night Rider by Robert Penn Warren

By Robert Penn Warren

Warren's first novel, set through the "tobacco wars" that raged in Kentucky and Tennessee within the early a part of this century. Percy Munn is certainly one of Warren's blameless idealists whose delusions develop into murderous as he makes an attempt to outline himself by way of motion within the unfolding violence round him. Southern Classics sequence.

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The Cambridge Companion to Edith Wharton by Millicent Bell

By Millicent Bell

Книга The Cambridge better half to Edith Wharton The Cambridge spouse to Edith Wharton Книги Иностранные языки Автор: Millicent Bell Год издания: 1995 Формат: djvu Издат.:Cambridge collage Press Страниц: 229 Размер: 5,2 Mb ISBN: 0521485134 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:This quantity of essays deals clean examinations of Wharton's fiction designed either to interact the curiosity of the scholar or basic reader encountering Wharton for the 1st time, and to be important to complex students trying to find new insights into her inventive success. Written via a mixture of validated commentators on Wharton and more moderen students within the box, the essays hide Wharton's most crucial novels in addition to a few of her shorter fiction. The creation offers a important overview of the historical past of Wharton feedback; a close chronology of her lifestyles and courses and an invaluable bibliography of vital books for additional interpreting also are supplied.

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Memorable Days: The Selected Letters of James Salter and by James Salter, Robert Phelps

By James Salter, Robert Phelps

James Salter had written novels, The Hunters and The Arm of Flesh, however it used to be his 3rd, awesome novel A recreation and a Pastime, along with his movie Three and a script he had written for Downhill Racer, that during 1969 elicited a letter of admiration from a author and critic he didn't know—Robert Phelps.

The correspondence that resulted went directly to span twenty years. The letters themselves are quite alive, uninhibited, gossipy, touching, and exceptional. The successes of Salter and the struggles of Phelps are absolutely explored via the writers themselves in a good alternate simply letters can disclose. in addition to an insightful foreword by means of Michael Dirda, this e-book supplies voice to a virtually forgotten determine and his friendship with a guy he sought after.

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W.H. Auden : the critical heritage by Dr John Haffenden

By Dr John Haffenden

W.H. Auden (1907-1973). Born in Britain, later turned a US citizen, hailed as a prophetic genius, incredible satirist and lyricist. Writings comprise: Poems, The Orators, glance Stranger. quantity covers the interval 1930-1977.

summary: W.H. Auden (1907-1973). Born in Britain, later grew to become a US citizen, hailed as a prophetic genius, awesome satirist and lyricist. Writings contain: Poems, The Orators, glance Stranger. quantity covers the interval 1930-1977

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Summer (Dover Thrift) by Edith Wharton

By Edith Wharton

One of many first novels to deal in truth with a woman's sexual awakening, summer season created a sensation upon its 1917 book.

The Pulitzer Prize–winning writer of Ethan Frome shattered the factors of traditional love tales with candor and realism. approximately a century later, this story continues to be clean and suitable.

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The Call of the Wild by Jack London

By Jack London

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Part St. Bernard, half Scotch shepherd, dollar is a robust crossbreed canines acquainted with a snug existence as a family members puppy -- until eventually he's seized from his pampered atmosphere and shipped to Alaska to be a sled puppy. There, the forbidding panorama is as harsh as lifestyles itself in the course of the gold rush of the Eighteen Nineties. compelled to operate in a weather the place on a daily basis is a savage fight for survival, dollar adapts speedy. lines of his past life are obliterated and he reverts to his dormant primeval instincts, encountering threat and event as he turns into the chief of a wolf pack and undertakes a trip of approximately legendary proportions. amazing information, taken from Jack London's firsthand wisdom of Alaskan frontier lifestyles, make this vintage story of patience as gripping at the present time because it was once over a century in the past. one in every of literature's most well liked and fascinating experience tales, The name of the Wild will increase the studying event of kids, and re-ignite fond thoughts of a favourite between older generations.

The adventures of an strange puppy, half St. Bernard, half Scotch shepherd, that's forcibly taken to the Klondike gold fields the place he ultimately turns into the chief of a wolf pack.

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