La historia del señor Sommer

By Patrick Süskind, Ana María de la Fuente

La historia del Señor Sommer es un cuento corto escrito por Patrick Süskind e ilustrado por Jean-Jacques Sempéen 1991. El estilo empleado por Suskind y las ilustraciones de Sempé dotan al cuento de una apariencia infantil y naif. A pesar de ello es más que un cuento juvenil, ya que el protagonista se plantea cosas demasiado profundas para un niño de su edad, y también se muestra l. a. angustia con los angeles que vive el misterioso Señor Sommer. El relato está narrado en primera character por el protagonista del libro, del que nunca se sabe el nombre, y que siendo ya un adulto recuerda sus vivencias infantiles y sus recuerdos del señor Sommer.

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Crash: A Novel

By J. G. Ballard

In this hallucinatory novel, an motor vehicle presents the hellish tableau within which Vaughan, a "TV scientist" became "nightmare angel of the highways," experiments with erotic atrocities between car crash sufferers, each one extra sinister than the final. James Ballard, his pal and fellow obsessive, tells the tale of this twisted visionary as he careens swiftly towards his personal loss of life in an the world over orchestrated vehicle crash with Elizabeth Taylor.

A vintage paintings of state-of-the-art fiction, Crash explores either the demanding implications and terrible probabilities of modern society's expanding dependence on know-how as middleman in human relations.

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T.S. Eliot and Early Modern Literature

By Steven Matthews

T.S. Eliot and Early sleek Literature, for the 1st time, considers the complete innovative and ethical engagement of 1 of the main influential poets of the 20 th century, T.S. Eliot, with the Early smooth interval of literature in English (1580-1630). This engagement haunted Eliot's poetry and important writing throughout his occupation, and might have a profound effect on next poetry the world over, in addition to upon educational literary feedback, and wider cultural perceptions. To this finish, the publication elucidates and contextualizes numerous elements of Eliot's considering and its influence: via institution of his unique and eclectic figuring out of the Early glossy interval relating to the literary and significant resource fabrics on hand to him; via attention of uncollected and archival fabrics, which recommend a necessity to reconsider confirmed readings of the poet's profession; and during recognition to Eliot's resonant formulations in regards to the interval in consequent literary, severe and inventive arenas. To the top of his existence, Eliot needed to fend off the presumption that he had, not directly, 'invented' the Early glossy interval for the trendy age. but the presumption holds a few strength - it's famously and influentially an implication working via Eliot's essays on that precedent days, and during his many references to its writings in his poetry, that the Early glossy interval shaped the main specific ancient analogy for the apocalyptic occasions (and consequent social, cultural and literary turmoil) of the 1st half the twentieth-century. T.S. Eliot and Early sleek Literature provides a finished feel of the important engagement of this self-consciously smooth poet with the sooner interval he consistently declared to be his favourite.

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Lives of Girls and Women: A Novel

By Alice Munro


The purely novel from Alice Munro-award-winning writer of The Love of a superb Woman--is an insightful, sincere publication, "autobiographical in shape yet now not in fact," that chronicles a tender girl's becoming up in rural Ontario within the 1940's.

Del Jordan lives out at the top of the apartments street on her father's fox farm, the place her such a lot widespread partners are an eccentric bachelor relatives pal and her tough more youthful brother. whilst she starts spending extra time on the town, she is surrounded through women-her mom, an agnostic, opinionted girl who sells encyclopedias to neighborhood farmers; her mother's boarder, the lusty Fern Dogherty; and her ally, Naomi, with whom she stocks the frustrations and unbridled glee of adolescence.

via those unwitting mentors and in her personal encounters with intercourse, start, and loss of life, Del explores the darkish and shiny aspects of womanhood. All alongside she is still a smart, witty observer and recorder of truths in small-town existence. the result's a strong, relocating, and funny demonstration of Alice Munro's remarkable wisdom of the lives of ladies and ladies.

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Tristano Dies: A Life

It's a sultry August on the very finish of the 20 th century, and Tristano is demise. A hero of the Italian Resistance, Tristano has referred to as a author to his bedside to hear his lifestyles tale, even though, particularly, “you don’t inform a life…you dwell a existence, and whereas you’re dwelling it, it’s already misplaced, has slipped away.” Tristano Dies, considered one of Antonio Tabucchi’s significant novels, is a colourful attention of affection, struggle, devotion, betrayal, and the instability of the previous, of storytelling, and what it ability to be a hero.

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Aidos: The Psychology and Ethics of Honour and Shame in Ancient Greek Literature

By Douglas L. Cairns

This is often the 1st learn in English to check essentially the most an important phrases in Greek moral and social discourse, aidos, inside quite a lot of Greek literature. in general rendered "shame," "modesty," or "respect," aidos is among the so much elusive and hard Greek phrases to translate. Dr. Cairns discusses the character and alertness of aidos and different proper phrases in a few authors; with specific emphasis on their manifestations in epic, tragedy, and philosophy. He indicates that the essence of the idea that is to be present in its courting with Greek values of honor, within which context it may well realize and reply to the glory of either the self and others. It therefore consists of either self- and different- relating to habit, aggressive and cooperative values.

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I'll Be Here All Week

By Ward Anderson

"Ward Anderson flays open the perceived rock big name glamour of stand-up comedy to teach us the way it particularly is."--Aisha Tyler

Falling in love is like stand-up comedy. you need to be loopy to do it. . .

Spence is a slapstick comedian whose declare to repute is a one-time visual appeal on The past due past due Show. 8 years in the past. considering that then, he is been residing at the highway, operating in golf equipment just like the Comedy Crib or The humorous Farm or The Laff Shack--if he is fortunate. generally, his agent lands him gigs in kingdom western bars. On an excellent evening, he will get unfastened beverages; on a foul evening, he offends the viewers with soiled jokes. Spence's ex-wife thinks he may still discover a great lady and quiet down. His ex-wife's husband thinks he may still cease having his mail despatched to their residence. What does Spence imagine? That attempting to have a dating at the street is not any giggling subject. specifically while he meets Sam. . .

She's shrewdpermanent, she's appealing, and she's Canadian--but she's no longer placing up along with his schtick. Sam desires Spence to drop the jokes and be himself, that's tough for a guy who is humorous for a dwelling. however the nearer they get, the extra profitable Spence turns into. Can a stand-up comedian reside fortunately ever after with the woman of his desires. . .without it finishing in a punchline?

"I'll Be the following All Week does greater than provide a window into the lifetime of a stand-up comedian. Any reader may suppose like they're really on that degree, dwelling the existence and hoping that they're going to get out alive. beneath all of it is a love tale that's candy and funny." --Ophira Eisenberg, standup comedian and writer of Screw every person: sound asleep My method to Monogamy

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The "Genius"

By Theodore Dreiser

The insistent subject of Mr. Dreiser's paintings is wish, perennial, unquenchable. regardless of how badly Mr. Dreiser could do his paintings, he will be major because the American novelist who has such a lot felt this subterranean present of lifestyles. Many novelists have noticeable this present as an insignificant abyss of sin from which the soul is to be dragged to the excessive flooring of ethical function and redemption, yet this can now not relatively do. the good interpreters see lifestyles as a fight among this hope and the equipped equipment of lifestyles, yet they don't seem to be keen, as we're, to hide up and belittle the will.

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Nightwoods: A Novel

By Charles Frazier

Charles Frazier, the acclaimed writer of Cold Mountain and 13 Moons, returns with a blinding novel set in small-town North Carolina within the early Nineteen Sixties. along with his magnificent portrait of Luce, a tender lady who inherits her murdered sister’s afflicted twins, Frazier has created his such a lot memorable heroine. sooner than the kids, Luce was once content material with the reimbursements of the wealthy Appalachian panorama, selecting to dwell except the small neighborhood round her. however the coming of the youngsters alterations every thing, cracking open her solitary lifestyles in tricky, hopeful, harmful methods. In a lean, tight narrative, Nightwoods resonates with the timelessness of a very good paintings of art.
“Impossible to shake.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Fantastic.”—The Washington Post
“Astute and compassionate.”—The Boston Globe

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