Category: Literature

Maya: A Novel

A gorgeous debut novel on intercourse, loss, and redemption.

It is 1975 and India is in turmoil. American Stanley Harrington arrives to check Sanskrit philosophy and get away his failing marriage. while he reveals himself witness to a violent twist of fate, he starts off to question his grip on reality.

Maya introduces us to an interesting solid of hippies, expats, and Indians of all walks of lifestyles. From a hermit hiding within the Himalayan jungle because the days of the British Raj, to an accountant on the financial institution of India with a keenness for Sanskrit poetry, to the final in a line of brahman students, Stanley’s course finally leads him to a Tibetan yogi, who enlists the American’s assist in translating a mysterious historical text.

Maya, actually “illusion,” is a longer meditation at the unraveling of identification. jam-packed with wealthy observations and arresting reflections, it mines the porous border among reminiscence and mind's eye.

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You Came Back: A Novel

By Christopher Coake

Thirty-something midwesterner Mark Fife believes he has effectively moved earlier the unintentional demise of his younger son Brendan, in addition to his next divorce from his university sweetheart Chloe. he is winning, he is in love back, and he believes he is mastered his personal thoughts.

But then he's contacted by means of an odd girl who tells him not just that she owns his outdated apartment, yet that she believes it to be haunted via Brendan's ghost. Will Mark--who doesn't think in ghosts--come to simply accept the mounting facts that Brendan's is actual? Will his engagement to his new love Allison be threatened through the reappearance in Mark's lifetime of Chloe--who does think? If the ghost is genuine, what can those wounded mom and dad do to assist their son?

YOU got here BACK examines the wonder and risk of trust in all its forms--not simply trust within the supernatural, yet within the love that binds mom and dad and youngsters, husbands and other halves.

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Early Essays (The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, Volume 4)

By W. B. Yeats

Author note: Richard J. Finneran [Editor], George Bornstein [Editor]
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The amassed Works of W. B. Yeats, quantity IV: Early Essays is a part of a fourteen-volume sequence less than the final editorship of eminent Yeats students George Bornstein and George turbines Harper. those volumes comprise nearly all the Nobel laureate's released paintings, in authoritative texts with huge explanatory notes.

Early Essays, edited by means of the the world over esteemed Yeats students George Bornstein and the overdue Richard J. Finneran, contains the contents of the 2 most vital collections of Yeats's severe prose, Ideas of fine and Evil(1903) and The slicing of an Agate(1912, 1919). one of the seminal essays are concerns of Blake, Shakespeare, Shelley, Spenser, and Synge, in addition to a longer dialogue of the japanese Noh theatre. the 1st scholarly variation of those fabrics, Early Essays bargains a corrected textual content and unique annotation of all allusions. numerous appendices assemble fabrics from early printings which have been later excluded, in addition to illuminating black-and-white illustrations.

Early Essays is a necessary sourcebook for realizing Yeats's occupation as either author and literary critic, and for the advance of recent poetry and feedback. the following, Yeats works out lots of his key rules on poetry, politics, and the theater. He offers interpretations of writers serious to his improvement and provides a compelling imaginative and prescient of eire and the fashionable international over the past decade of the 19th century and primary twenty years of the 20th. As T. S. Eliot remarked, Yeats "was a kind of few whose background is the historical past in their personal time, who're part of the recognition of an age which can't be understood with no them." This quantity screens a very important a part of that history.

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The Annotated Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

By Ian Stewart

Flatland is a different, pleasant satire that has charmed readers for over a century. released in 1884 via the English clergyman and headmaster Edwin A. Abbott, it's the fanciful story of A. sq., a two-dimensional being who's whisked away by means of a mysterious customer to The Land of 3 Dimensions, an adventure that without end alters his worldview.

Like the unique, Ian Stewart’s remark takes readers on an odd and beautiful trip. With readability and wit, Stewart illuminates Abbott’s quite a few Victorian references and touches on such different issues as historic Babylon, Karl Marx, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Mt. Everest, H.G. Wells, and phrenology. The Annotated Flatland makes attention-grabbing connections among Flatland and Abbott’s period, leading to a vintage to rival Abbott’s personal, and a publication that would encourage and pleasure curious readers for generations to come.

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With My Dogs Eyes: A Novel

By Hilda Hilst

Hilda Hilst (1930--2004) used to be one of many maximum Brazilian writers of the 20th century, yet her books have languished untranslated, partially as a result of their officially radical nature. This translation of With My Dog-Eyes brings a vital paintings from her oeuvre into English for the 1st time.

With My Dog-Eyes is an account of an unraveling--of sanity, of language . . . After experiencing a imaginative and prescient of what he calls "a simple unhoped-for," collage professor Amós Keres struggles to reconcile himself along with his existence as a father, a husband, and a member of the college with its "meetings, asskissers, unnecessary rivalries, gratuitous resentments, jealous speak, megalomanias."

A gorgeous e-book through a grasp of the avant-garde.

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Sweet Talk

By Stephanie Vaughn

Stephanie Vaughn is a writer’s author, one whose debut number of tales, Sweet speak, was released greater than twenty years in the past to serious acclaim. Readers have come to those tales through the years via be aware of mouth, posting sparkling experiences to their Goodreads pages and on their blogs—unanimously agreeing that this assortment is a latest vintage that merits to be in print. Crafted in swish, sincere prose, Vaughn’s tales cross directly to the center of the way humans reside, develop and survive.
 

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Mannerist Fiction: Pathologies of Space from Rabelais to Pynchon

By William Donoghue

In Mannerist Fiction, William Donoghue re-conceptualizes the historical past of formalism in western literature. instead of presuming that literary experimentation with shape -- distorting area and time -- begun within the 20th century with Modernism, Donoghue identifies the age of Copernicus because the crucible for the 1st experiments in spatial de-formation, which seemed in mannerist portray and literature. With wide-ranging erudition, Mannerist Fiction connects those literary and pictorial advancements and strains their repetition and evolution over the following years.Time and back, Donoghue explains, clinical and literary paradigm shifts have happened in parallel. Rabelais and Jonson wrote within the aftermath of alterations within the western experience of house wrought by way of Copernicus and the voyages of discovery, Jonathan quick and the Marquis de Sade within the age of Newton, Thomas Pynchon within the age of Einstein. along with his research, Donoghue establishes disfigurement and deformation as perennial resources of literary fascination.

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Strong Opinions

By Vladimir Nabokov

During this selection of interviews, articles, and editorials, Nabokov levels over his lifestyles, artwork, schooling, politics, literature, video clips, and smooth occasions, between different subjects.  Strong reviews deals his trenchant, witty, and consistently attractive perspectives on every little thing from the Russian Revolution to the proper pronunciation of Lolita.

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Three Hundred Sixty Degree Diary (Currents in Comparative Romance Languages and Literatures)

By Luis Goytisolo

Luis Goytisolo’s novel, 360º Diary, constitutes a mirrored image at the act of creativity. the unconventional is within the type of a diary that starts off at the author’s birthday and concludes one (lunar) yr later. on a daily basis of the week is pointed out with a subject matter reminiscent of the seasons; the large activities of background; the organic and mental cycles of all dwelling beings; and time itself. the writer of the diary contemplates and acts upon all of the different types of wisdom that experience come jointly in his individual, both via learn, adventure, or instinct. simply as in his so much recognized novel, Antagonía, Goytisolo makes use of 360º Diary to discover the human and the various ways that the person involves comprehend and comprehend, in no matter what constrained method, the chances of human life. The totality is a finished, 360º view of up to date existence through an artist making use of every thing he has realized for you to speak with the reader prepared to persist with him in his reflections and, preferably, use them as a kick off point for his/her personal rules.

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