By Dorothy Baker
Cassandra Edwards is a graduate scholar at Berkeley: homosexual, amazing, nerve-racked, depressing. initially of this novel, she drives again to her family members ranch within the foothills of the Sierras to wait the marriage of her exact dual, Judith, to a pleasant younger medical professional from Connecticut. Cassandra, even if, is hell-bent on sabotaging the wedding.
Dorothy Baker’s entrancing tragicomic novella follows an unpredictable process occasions within which her heroine seems to be variously as conniving, self-aware, pitiful, frenzied, absurd, and heartbroken—at as soon as completely very unlikely and vastly sympathetic. As she struggles to return to phrases with the one existence she has, Cassandra reckons along with her complex emotions in regards to the sister who she feels owes it to her to be her modify ego; together with her father, a brandy-soaked retired professor of philosophy; and with the ghost of her lifeless mother.
First released in 1962, Cassandra on the Wedding is a booklet of tolerating freshness, perception, and verve. just like the fiction of Jeffrey Eugenides and Jhumpa Lahiri, it's the paintings of a grasp stylist with a profound knowing of the complexities of the center and brain.
"The Afterlife of Stars moved me greater than the other novel i have learn in contemporary memory." --Tim O'Brien
As they commute via minefields either actual and imagined, Robert and Attila grapple with sibling competition, family members secrets and techniques and incalculable loss. alongside the best way they come upon mysterious fellow tourists, bewildering points of interest of a kingdom in transition and fantastic hilarity, all in pursuit of the single position they suggestion they would misplaced eternally: home.
Elegant, delicate and deeply humorous, Joseph Kertes has crafted a trip packed with event and heartbreak. A meditation on either relatives and displacement, THE AFTERLIFE OF STARS is a story of perseverance, religion and the unbreakable bond of brotherhood.
By Jonathan Odell
Plantation mistress Amanda Satterfield’s intense grief over wasting her daughter crosses the road into insanity whilst she takes a child slave baby as her personal and names her Granada. stricken by way of his wife’s nerve-racking psychological kingdom and anxious a few mysterious plague that's sweeping throughout the plantation’s slave quarters, Master Satterfield purchases Polly Shine, a slave lady referred to as a healer who instantly senses a spark of an analogous present in Granada. quickly, a household conflict of wills starts off, resulting in a tragedy that weaves jointly 3 generations of robust Southern women.
Rich in temper and atmosphere, The Healing is a robust, warmhearted novel approximately unbreakable bonds and the ability of tale to heal.
By W. Somerset Maugham
Full of event, ardour, and intrigue, The slender nook is a vintage story of the ocean through one of many twentieth-century's best writers. Island hoping around the South Pacific, the esteemed Dr. Saunders is available passage via Captain Nichols and his significant other Fred Blake, males who look unsavory, but any technique of transportation is difficult to withstand. The journey turns turbulent, besides the fact that, whilst a vicious typhoon forces them to hunt guard at the distant island of Kanda. There those 3 males fall below the spell of the sultry and stunningly attractive Louise, and their tale spirals right into a depraved story of affection, homicide, jealousy, and suicide.
By Roberto Arlt
A unusual ask yourself of Argentine and sleek literature and a very important paintings for Julio Cortázar, The Seven Madmen starts off while its hapless and hopeless hero, Erdosain, is pushed aside from his task as a invoice collector for embezzlement. Then his spouse leaves him and issues in simple terms cross downhill after that. Erdosain wanders the crowded, complicated streets of Buenos Aires, thronging with immigrants nearly as displaced and alienated as he's, and unearths himself between a gaggle of conspirators who're in thrall to a guy recognized easily because the Astrologer. The Astrologer has the therapy for every little thing that ails civilization. Unemployment could be cured by way of mass enslavement. (Mountains can be hollowed out and became factories.) Mass enslavement could be funded by means of industrial-scale prostitution. That scheme may be kicked off with homicide. “D’you be aware of you appear to be Lenin?” Erdosain asks the Astrologer. in the meantime Erdosain struggles to figure out the actual position and dimensions of the soul, this factor that's inflicting him a lot pain.
Brutal, uncouth, caustic, and brilliantly coloured, The Seven Madmen takes its bearings from Dostoyevsky whereas anticipating Thomas Pynchon and wonder Comics.
Looked by way of many critics because the maximum novel on city existence ever composed, Sister Carrie tells the tale of Caroline Meeber, an 18-year-old from rural Wisconsin whose new lifestyles in Chicago takes her on an astounding trip from the despairing depths of business exertions to the astounding heists of status and stardom. Representing the transition from the heavy moralizing of the Victorian period to the realism of contemporary literature, Sister Carrie continues to be a literary milestone that examines the human situation and all its flaws.
"One does not step into anyone's existence, no longer even a lifeless man's, with no need to dwell it to the end."
a guy climbs into Ferdinand Sponer's cab, supplies the identify of a lodge, and sooner than he reaches it's been murdered: shot in the course of the throat. And although Sponer has to date dedicated no crime, he's drawn into the past due Jack Mortimer's lifestyles, and may now not be capable of get away its tangles and intrigues ahead of it's too late...
two times filmed, I used to be Jack Mortimer is a story of misappropriated id as darkly attractive and twisting because the books of Patricia Highsmith.
Pushkin assortment variants characteristic a spare, based sequence type and greater, sturdy components. The assortment is typeset in Monotype Baskerville, litho-printed on Munken top class White Paper and notch-bound through the independently owned printer TJ overseas in Padstow. The covers, with French flaps, are revealed on Colorplan Pristine White Paper. either paper and canopy board are acid-free and wooded area Stewardship Council (FSC) qualified.
By James J. O'Hara
Here James O'Hara indicates how the misleading nature of prophecy within the Aeneid complicates evaluate of the poem's angle towards its hero's fulfillment and towards the way forward for Rome below Augustus Caesar. This shut learn of the language and rhetorical context of the prophecies unearths that they frequently suppress discouraging fabric: the gods ship promising messages to Aeneas and others to spur them on of their struggles, yet those struggles usually bring about premature deaths or different mess ups basically darkly hinted at by means of the prophecies. O'Hara unearths in those prophecies a power subtext that either stresses the human price of Aeneas' challenge and casts doubt on Jupiter's promise to Venus of an "endless empire" for the Romans. O'Hara considers the most important prophecies that glance expectantly towards Augustus' Rome from the point of view of Vergil's readers, who, just like the characters in the poem, needs to fight with the prospect that the optimism of the prophecies of Rome is undercut by means of darker fabric in part suppressed. The examine exhibits that Vergil hyperlinks the deception of his characters to the deceptiveness of Roman oratory, politics, and faith, and to the artifice of poetry itself. according to contemporary debates approximately even if the Aeneid is positive or pessimistic, O'Hara argues that Vergil expresses either the Romans' desire for the peace of a Golden Age below Augustus and their worry that this desire may be illusory.
Originally released in 1990.
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By Nicholas Shakespeare
Torn by means of tragedy from his adolescence on a distant farm in Tasmania, Alex Dove has again years later to begin over. an opportunity come upon with quiet, eye-catching Merridy Bowman—a younger lady equally haunted through a tangled and catastrophic history—results in marriage, as broken souls unite to construct a house, relations, and livelihood a long way faraway from civilization's bustle. quickly they're drawn into the unpredictable dynamics of small-town island life—and into the damaging orbit of an unscrupulous genuine property agent who keeps a mystery carry over either Doves. but if a shipwreck off the shore thrusts a stricken, almost certainly felony teenage castaway into their international, Alex and Merridy's tenuously cast happiness is unexpectedly at grave hazard, as they're pressured to confront deeper questions on the real that means of fulfillment.
By Graham Holderness
"Shakespeare and Venice" is the 1st booklet size research to explain and chronicle the mythology of Venice that used to be formulated within the heart a while and has endured in fiction and movie to the current day. Graham Holderness focuses particularly on how that mythology used to be hired through Shakespeare to discover issues of conversion, swap, and metamorphosis.
Identifying and outlining the fabrics having to do with Venice which would were on hand to Shakespeare, Holderness offers a whole ancient account of prior and current Venetian myths and of the city's courting with either Judaism and Islam. Holderness additionally presents special readings of either The service provider of Venice and of Othello opposed to those legendary and ancient dimensions and concludes with dialogue of Venice's relevance to either the trendy global and to the prior.
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