Download A Personal Anthology by Jorge Luis Borges PDF

By Jorge Luis Borges

After nearly a part a century of scrupulous devotion to his paintings, Jorge Luis Borges individually compiled this anthology of his work—short tales, essays, poems, and short mordant “sketches," which, in Borges's arms, tackle the size of a style specified in sleek letters.
In this anthology, the writer has prepare these items on which he would favor his recognition to leisure; they aren't prepared chronologically, yet with an eye fixed to their “sympathies and differences." a private Anthology, for that reason, isn't in simple terms a set, yet a brand new composition.

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Download Water Dogs: A Novel by Lewis Robinson PDF

By Lewis Robinson

Lewis Robinson's seriously acclaimed tale assortment Officer pleasant used to be defined by way of the San Francisco Chronicle as "eleven letter-perfect tales with the willing knowing of human nature readers anticipate finding in works via veterans like Alice Munro." Now Robinson has written Water Dogs, a suspenseful, disquieting, and compulsively readable first novel that takes an unforgettable examine the fragile patchwork of a family.

Bennie understands that the main points of his lifestyles don't express good. A twenty-seven-year-old university dropout with stalled goals, he works at an animal take care of and lives together with his bullheaded older brother, Littlefield, of their previous relations domestic on Meadow Island, Maine, a home that has fallen into disrepair because their father's premature demise numerous years earlier.

When a big snowfall hits the country one Saturday afternoon, Bennie, Littlefield, and a group of roughneck war-game lovers choose to play paintball on the neighborhood granite quarry. Bennie by chance falls right into a gully, touchdown within the clinic, and wonders if his lifestyles can get any worse. but if one of many avid gamers disappears in the course of the hurricane and Littlefield turns into the most suspect within the disappearance, Bennie realizes that the sport may have had a lot larger stakes. Then Littlefield takes to the air with out a be aware of rationalization, forcing Bennie to noticeably query his loyalty to his enigmatic brother. With the information of his intrepid female friend, Helen, and his dual sister, Gwen, Bennie is going trying to find solutions, embarking on a trip that brings him toward a fact he would possibly not are looking to observe. What he reveals will swap his family members and his lifestyles forever.

Written in prose as arresting and spare because the novel's rural Maine surroundings, Lewis Robinson's Water Dogs is a wonder of contemporary fiction, a booklet wealthy in empathy that follows one man's direction in the course of the uncertainties of teen and loss towards self-discovery.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download El beso de la mujer araña by Manuel Puig PDF

By Manuel Puig

El esquema de esta novela es de genial simplicidad. Se configura como una sucesión de escenas dialogadas entre dos presos recluidos en una misma celda de una prisión bonaerense. Así, Martín, un gay de gran imaginación, irá relatando viejos melodramas cinematográficos a Valentín, activista político e idealista, para aliviarle de los efectos de las sesiones de tortura a que lo somete l. a. policía política de l. a. dictadura. En l. a. conversación de los presos, Puig lleva a sus últimas consecuencias uno de sus más originales procedimientos narrativos: el empleo de elementos de l. a. cultura pop como correlato objetivo de las vivencias de los protagonistas. l. a. confrontación entre los dos hombres se resolverá en una profunda transformación inside, para cerrarse en un sacrificio estéril sólo en apariencia: inmolándose verán al fin su verdadero rostro, llegarán a ser ellos mismos. El beso de l. a. mujer araña consolidó l. a. fama de Manuel Puig en el ámbito internacional gracias al extraordinario éxito de su versión cinematográfica y teatral, y fue, también, su novela más well known. En palabras de Mario Vargas Llosa: «La obra de Puig es una de las más originales de los últimos años del siglo XX». En los angeles conversación de los dos presos, Puig lleva a sus últimas consecuencias uno de sus más originales procedimientos narrativos: el empleo de elementos de l. a. cultura pop como correlato objetivo de las vivencias de los protagonistas y como metáfora weak de hacer progresar los angeles acción, supliendo, por elipsis, lo no dicho directamente. Pese a l. a. cursilería e inverosimilitud de las cintas cuyo argumento narra el gay al preso político, l. a. confrontación entre los dos hombres, el desvelamiento de regiones latentes de los angeles personalidad de cada uno de ellos, se resolverá en una profunda transformación inside, para cerrarse en un sacrificio estéril sólo en apariencia: inmolándose, han visto al fin su verdadero rostro, han llegado a ser ellos mismos. Llevada al cine destacadamente en Estados Unidos por Héctor Babenco, El beso de l. a. mujer araña tuvo también striking éxito internacional en su versión teatral, adaptada recientemente al music-hall en Broadway.

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Download Le Tiroir à cheveux by Emmanuelle Pagano PDF

By Emmanuelle Pagano

Le Tiroir à cheveux raconte l'histoire d'une très jeune femme et de ses deux enfants dont l'un, Pierre, est handicapé, retardé à los angeles suite d'un twist of fate cérébral. Cela se déroule dans une petite ville du Sud. Le père de los angeles jeune femme est gendarme. Très jeune elle a été enceinte, une première fois, puis une deuxième. C'est, comme on dit, une mère célibataire. C'est parce qu'elle a voulu cacher sa première grossesse puis retarder au greatest le second d'aller à l'hôpital que son enfant est anormal. Elle travaille chez un coiffeur, elle aime beaucoup toucher les cheveux, les caresser, les coiffer. D'ailleurs Pierre a des cheveux magnifiques. On comprend peu à peu que les mom and dad de los angeles jeune femme veulent l'obliger à placer Pierre dans une establishment spécialisée. Et on comprend aussi qu'elle ne le veut pas, qu'elle résiste de toutes ses forces. Ce livre est los angeles description de sa vie dans ce village, avec ses enfants, remark elle s'organise matériellement, remark elle supporte et transforme en amour l'horreur et l. a. fatalité, ses combats quotidiens, son indépendance farouche. Il est rythmé, écrit d'une belle manière fluide qui sait capter les sensations et les sentiments l'air de rien, sans effets trop visibles, mais avec beaucoup de précision et de proximité.

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Download Zeke and Ned by Larry McMurtry, Diana Ossana PDF

By Larry McMurtry, Diana Ossana

Zeke and Ned is the tale of Ezekiel Proctor and Ned Christie, the final Cherokee warriors—two proud, passionate males whose impressive quest to carve a destiny out of Indian Territory east of the Arkansas River after the Civil struggle is not just background yet legend. performed out opposed to an American West ruled by way of a brutal model of frontier justice, this intensely relocating saga brims with a wealthy forged of indomitable and totally unforgettable characters equivalent to Becca, Zeke's gallant Cherokee spouse, and Jewel Sixkiller Proctor, whose love for Ned makes her a sad heroine.

At as soon as exuberant and poignant, bittersweet and significant, Zeke and Ned takes us deep into the hearts of 2 awesome males who have been prepared to head the space for the daring imaginative and prescient they shared—and for the ladies they enjoyed.

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Download Dillinger in Hollywood: New and Selected Short Stories by John Sayles PDF

By John Sayles

Prior to John Sayles was once an Oscar-nominated screenwriter and celebrated self reliant filmmaker, he was once a countrywide e-book Award-nominated author of fiction. Now John Sayles has written his first brief tale assortment in twenty-five years. The keynote story—"Dillinger in Hollywood"—is populated via leftovers from the Golden Age of Hollywood who reside in a nursing domestic catering for "below-the-line" talent—dancers, stunt doubles, horse wranglers, stand-ins, studio drivers—who now watch for demise and dementia, cards, breaking hips, busting ribs, and telling tall stories of days passed by. in the course of one sizzling summer time, Casey, a long term resident, confesses that he "used to be John Dillinger. within the flesh." The intended John Dillinger, a mythical outlaw who were popped on the Biograph Theater, was once easily a "stand-in." Sayles's tales, like his video clips, are panoramic in scope, weaving jointly disparate components, the place the earlier has a strong declare at the current, the place the characters are down on their success, suffering to make ends meet. eventually, John Dillinger in Hollywood showcases Sayles's uncanny ear for language, his ability at crafting personality, humor and surroundings, and exhibits why he's the winner of the toilet Steinbeck Award, the O. Henry Award, and others.

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Download The Just City (Thessaly, Book 1) by Jo Walton PDF

By Jo Walton

"Here within the simply urban you are going to turn into your most sensible selves. you'll examine and develop and attempt to be excellent."

Created as an scan by means of the time-traveling goddess Pallas Athene, the simply urban is a deliberate group, populated through over 10000 youngsters and some hundred grownup academics from all eras of historical past, besides a few convenient robots from the a long way human future—all set down jointly on a Mediterranean island within the far-off past.

The pupil Simmea, born an Egyptian farmer's daughter someday among 500 and one thousand A.D, is a superb baby, longing for wisdom, able to try to be her top self. the trainer Maia was Ethel, a tender Victorian woman of a lot studying and few customers, who prayed to Pallas Athene in an unguarded second in the course of a visit to Rome—and, immediately, stumbled on herself within the simply urban with grey-eyed Athene status unmistakably ahead of her.

Meanwhile, Apollo—stunned through the conclusion that there are issues mortals comprehend larger than he does—has prepared to reside a human lifestyles, and has come to town as one of many youngsters. He is familiar with his real id, and conceals it from his friends. For this lifetime, he's at risk of the entire problems of being human.

Then, many years in, Sokrates arrives—the similar Sokrates recorded via Plato himself—to ask all of the challenging questions you'll anticipate. What occurs subsequent is a story merely the bright Jo Walton may inform.

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Download The Silla Project by John C. Brewer PDF

By John C. Brewer

Desperation...

Los Alamos nuclear guns dressmaker Mitch Weatherby is sentenced to a federal prison after a botched raid on his domestic left him unjustly accused of treason and his liked spouse useless in his fingers. His govt betrays him, the justice method fails him, and his life-long acquaintances abandon him.

And hope?

Plucked from that doom by way of mysterious North Koreans, he faces an international blinded to the reality via fanatical devotion to their chief, Kim Jong-il. There, Mitch needs to make a decision how a ways he's prepared to visit shop himself, his associates, and the area.

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