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Download Dead on Delivery (Messenger, Book 2) by Eileen Rendahl PDF

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By Eileen Rendahl

The writer of "Don't Kill the Messenger" returns along with her "strong and sassy heroine" ("Publishers Weekly").

There are males who've bitten the airborne dirt and dust after a supply from Messenger Melina Markowitz. As she attempts to place jointly the items of this puzzle, she discovers that the 2 sufferers proportion universal pals, universal unexplained absences, and a standard crime. Now, darkish forces from the area people were unleashed, drawing Melina into the net of a strong girl, her voodoo, and her vengeance...

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Download Minos and the Moderns: Cretan Myth in Twentieth-Century by Theodore Ziolkowski PDF

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By Theodore Ziolkowski

Minos and the Moderns considers 3 mythological complexes that liked a special surge of curiosity in early twentieth-century ecu paintings and literature: Europa and the bull, the minotaur and the labyrinth, and Daedalus and Icarus. All 3 are positioned at the island of Crete and are associated through the determine of King Minos. Drawing examples from fiction, poetry, drama, portray, sculpture, opera, and ballet, Minos and the Moderns is the 1st e-book of its type to regard the position of the Cretan myths within the smooth mind's eye. starting with the resurgence of Crete within the sleek recognition in 1900 following the excavations of Sir Arthur Evans, Theodore Ziolkowski indicates how the story of Europa-in poetry, drama, and paintings, but in addition in cartoons, ads, and currency-was at the beginning seized upon as a narrative of sexual awakening, then as a motor vehicle for social and political satire, and at last as an emblem of eu cohesion. In contast, the minotaur supplied artists starting from Picasso to D?rrenmatt with a picture of the artist's feel of alienation, whereas the labyrinth urged to many writers the threatening sociopolitical global of the 20 th century. Ziolkowski additionally considers the jobs of such glossy figures as Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud; of tourists to Greece and Crete from Isadora Duncan to Henry Miller; and of the theorists and writers, together with T. S. Eliot and Thomas Mann, who hailed using fantasy in glossy literature. Minos and the Moderns concludes with a precis of the manners within which the commercial, aesthetic, mental, and anthropological revisions enabled accurately those myths to be taken up as a replicate of recent realization. The publication will attract all readers drawn to the classical culture and its carrying on with relevance and particularly to students of Classics and sleek literatures.

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Download Petals of Blood by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o PDF

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By Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

The confusing homicide of 3 African administrators of a foreign-owned brewery units the scene for this fervent, hard-hitting novel approximately disillusionment in self sufficient Kenya. A deceptively basic story, Petals of Blood is at the floor a suspenseful research of a marvelous triple homicide in upcountry Kenya. but because the intertwined tales of the 4 suspects spread, a devastating photograph emerges of a contemporary third-world country whose pissed off humans think their leaders have failed them time after time. First released in 1977, this novel used to be so explosive that its writer was once imprisoned with out fees via the Kenyan executive. His incarceration was once so stunning that newspapers all over the world referred to as recognition to the case, and protests have been raised through human-rights teams, students, and writers, together with James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Donald Barthelme, Harold Pinter, and Margaret Drabble.

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Download The Same River Twice by Ted Mooney PDF

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By Ted Mooney

Whilst Odile Mével, a French garments dressmaker, concurs to smuggle ceremonial could Day banners out of the previous Soviet Union, she thinks she's buying and selling a couple of days' inconvenience for a fast thirty thousand francs. but while she returns domestic to Paris to bring the contraband to Turner, the yank paintings professional at the back of this scheme, her fellow courier (previously a stranger) has disappeared, her house is ransacked for no discernible cause, and she or he has already set in movement a series of occasions that may positioned these closest to her in jeopardy.

Odile's American husband, Max, has no inkling of her clandestine moonlighting. An self sufficient filmmaker whose fresh flavor of industrial luck has left him at a crossroads in his profession, he unintentionally makes a surreal discovery: unauthorized copies of his first movie, with a technically specialist, and entirely diversified, finishing. Baffled as to who might have both the rationale or the capacity to dedicate such highbrow piracy, he investigates this fraud and shortly runs up opposed to the Russian mafia and, very likely, a human-trafficking operation. even as, he's turning into ever extra preoccupied by means of his subsequent inventive undertaking: filming the particular lives of individuals intimate to him and Odile, a Dutchman and his American female friend who're meticulously restoring their century-old houseboat at the Seine--an exercise that has fervent which means for either Max and his matters. And as though this weren't pleasure sufficient, he starts to suspect that Odile is having an affair.

Marital deceptions deepen and multiply whilst the main points of Odile's and Max's escapades look ever extra attached. The couple needs to now confront precisely what they're keen to do for the sake in their marriage and, certainly, their lives. in the meantime, Turner, too, has a superb many irons within the hearth, which abruptly threatens to burn out of control.

Hugely atmospheric, perceptively written, and grippingly suspenseful, The comparable River Twice is a page-turner that still poses questions of existential value. what's the nature of inevitability? What service provider can we have over our destinies? And is a unique finishing ever possible?

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download Tres inventores de la realidad : Stendhal, Dostoyevski y by Jaime Torres Bodet ; Stendhal ; Fiodor Dostoyevski ; Benito PDF

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By Jaime Torres Bodet ; Stendhal ; Fiodor Dostoyevski ; Benito Pérez Galdós

Jaime Torres Badet

Nacido en México en 1902, es una de las personalidades más ricas y acusadas de América Latina. Secretario de Relaciones Exteriores y de Educación Pública del Gobierno mexicano, embajador de México en diversos paises, fue el promotor de una gran reforma educativa en su pais que contribuyó grandemente a combatir el analfabetismo. Su éxito en estas tareas pedagógicas lé llevó, en 1948, a los angeles Dirección normal de l. a. UNESCO.
Jaime Torres Bodet es uno de los mejores y más completos escritores de América Latina, con una variada producción como poeta, ensayista, biógrafo y periodista, habiendo recibido en 1966 el Premio Nacional de Literatura mexicana.

TRES INVENTORES DE REALIDAD es un estudio critico y biográfico sobre tres grandes novelistas: Stendhal, Dostoyevski y Pérez Galdós, situados en una perspectiva unique que hace de este libro una cinta de l. a. literatura mexicana.

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By Pat Barker

Border Crossing is Pat Barker's unflinching novel of darkness, evil and society.

When Tom Seymour, a baby psychologist, plunges right into a river to save lots of a tender guy from drowning, he unwittingly reopens a bankruptcy from his prior he'd was hoping to fail to remember. For Tom already is familiar with Danny Miller. whilst Danny was once ten Tom helped imprison him for the killing of an outdated lady. Now out of criminal with a brand new identification, Danny has a few questions - questions he thinks basically Tom can resolution.

Reluctantly, Tom is drawn again into Danny's international - a spot the place the border among sturdy and evil, innocence and guilt is blurred and careworn. but if Danny's calls for on Tim develop into severe, Tom wonders no matter if he has crossed a line of his personal - and in crossing it, can he ever move back?

'Brilliantly crafted. Unflinching but delicate, this can be a darkish tale expertly told' Daily Mail

'A super piece of writing, unhappy and terrifying. It retains you interpreting, exhausted and blurry-eyed, till 2am' self sufficient on Sunday

'Resolutely unsensational yet disquieting . . . Barker probes not just the mysteries of 'evil' yet society's horrified and incoherent reaction to it' Guardian

'Rich, tough, fantastic, breathtaking' The Times

Pat Barker used to be born in 1943. Her books comprise the hugely acclaimed Regeneration trilogy, comprising Regeneration, which has been filmed, The Eye within the Door, which gained the father or mother Fiction Prize, and The Ghost Road, which gained the Booker Prize. The trilogy featured the Observer's 2012 record of the 10 top ancient novels. She can be the writer of the newer novels Another World, Border Crossing, Double Vision, Life Class, and Toby's Room. She lives in Durham.

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Download The Making of London: London in Contemporary Literature by Sebastian Groes PDF

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By Sebastian Groes

London has turn into the focal point of a ferocious creative strength because the upward push of Thatcher. The Making of London analyses the physique of remarkable paintings via writers who've unconditionally dedicated their writing to the numerous lives of a urban present process complicated changes. The e-book strains an enormous shift within the illustration of the capital urban, from the postmodern obsession with textuality, the shoring up of London's myths opposed to a declining social textile, and an exuberant multicultural utopia, to an frightened post-9/11 city that has fallen aside. Is London undone? Authors coated comprise Maureen Duffy, Michael Moorcock, J. G. Ballard, Angela Carter, Iain Sinclair, Peter Ackroyd, Salman Rushdie, Martin Amis, Ian McEwan, Hanif Kureishi, Will Self, Zadie Smith and Monica Ali.

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