Category Archives: American Literature

Psycho killer

| September 22, 2016 | admin | 0

By Keith Ablow

Contre les barreaux de sa cellule, le docteur Trevor Lucas tente de briser son bras droit qu'il dit possédé par devil. A Lynn, petite ville voisine de Boston, le procès Lucas défraye los angeles chronique : quatre des sufferers du chirurgien ont été sauvagement assassinés...

Le commissaire Emma Hancock, qui privilégie l. a. piste du plagiaire, fait appel à Frank Clevenger, un ami psychiatre dont l. a. brillante carrière a été détruite par l. a. cocaïne. Mais ce qu'elle forget about, c'est que Clevenger partage un bad mystery avec le docteur Lucas : ils connaissent tous deux le véritable coupable... Alors, quand le chirurgien, avec l'aide d'une horde de tueurs psychopathes, prend l'hôpital en otage et réclame l. a. présence de Clevenger, le psychiatre comprend qu'il va devoir régler ses comptes avec le passé.

Il accepte de se rendre dans l'antre de l'enfer pour négocier avec Lucas, tout en luttant contre un hazard encore plus grand ses propres démons

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Moby-Dick, or The Whale

| September 22, 2016 | admin | 0

By Herman Melville

Bestselling and loved vintage now with gear together with: photos, chronology, filmography, and essays spanning the topics of whaling, sermons, and cannibalism in Melville's novel. "It is the terrible texture of a material that are meant to be woven of ships' cables and hawsers. A polar wind blows via it, and birds of prey hover over it." So Melville wrote of his masterpiece, one of many maximum works of mind's eye in literature. partly, Moby-Dick is the tale of an eerily compelling madman pursuing an unholy conflict opposed to a creature as immense and unsafe and unknowable because the sea itself. yet greater than only a novel of event, greater than an encyclopedia of whaling lore and legend, the booklet should be visible as a part of its author's lifelong meditation on the USA. Written with splendidly redemptive humor, Moby-Dick can be a profound inquiry into personality, religion, and the character of notion.

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Il richiamo della foresta

| September 22, 2016 | admin | 0

Questo breve romanzo, pubblicato nel 1903, e considerato uno dei più famosi di Jack London, è stato in keeping with molto pace catalogo come letteratura consistent with ragazzi. Ma l'ambientazione nello Yukon, durante los angeles caccia all'oro, l. a. vita brutale e di violenza scatenata dalla cupidigia che caratterizzò quel periodo può servire solo come monito ed esempio negativo. Tutti coloro che hanno allevato un cane o che comunque amano gli animali rabbrividiranno e gioiranno insieme con dollar, il grande cane, che è in seguito diventato protagonista di innumerevoli movie e cartoni animati.

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The Amateur Marriage: A Novel

| September 22, 2016 | admin | 0

By Anne Tyler

From the inimitable Anne Tyler, a wealthy and compelling novel a few mismatched marriage—and its effects, spanning 3 generations.

They looked like the appropriate couple—young, handsome, made for every different. the instant Pauline, a stranger to the Polish jap road local of Baltimore (though she lived merely twenty mins away), walked into his mother’s supermarket, Michael used to be smitten. And within the warmth of worldwide warfare II fervor, they're propelled right into a hasty marriage ceremony. yet they by no means must have married.

Pauline, impulsive, impractical, tumbles hit-or-miss via lifestyles; Michael, plodding, wary, judgmental, proceeds intentionally. whereas different younger marrieds, both ignorant before everything, looked as if it would develop extra pro, Pauline and Michael stay amateurs. In time their silly quarrels take their toll. even if they locate themselves, nearly thirty years later, loving, speedy mom and dad to a bit grandson named Pagan, whom they rescue from Haight-Ashbury, they nonetheless can't bridge their deep-rooted ameliorations. Flighty Pauline clings to the proposal that the rifts can continually be patched. To the unyielding Michael, they turn into insufferable.

From the sound of the money sign up within the previous grocery to the counterculture jargon of the sixties, from the miniskirts to the multilayered clothing of later years, Anne Tyler captures the evocative nuances of daily life in the course of those a long time with such telling precision that each web page brings smiles of popularity. all through, as all of the competing voices bears witness, we're drawn ever extra totally into the complicated entanglements of family members existence during this clever, embracing, and deeply perceptive novel.

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Run River

| September 22, 2016 | admin | 0

By Joan Didion

Joan Didion's electrifying first novel is a haunting portrait of a wedding whose fallacious turns and betrayals are instantaneously completely idiosyncratic and a razor-sharp remark at the historical past of California. Everett McClellan and his spouse, Lily, are the great-grandchildren of pioneers, and what occurs to them is a sad epilogue to the pioneer event, a narrative of homicide and betrayal that in basic terms Didion may perhaps inform with such nuance, sympathy, and suspense.

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Jazz Age Stories (Penguin Classics)

| September 22, 2016 | admin | 0

By F. Scott Fitzgerald

The concept for the foremost movie starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, plus eighteen different tales by means of the cherished writer of The nice Gatsby

within the identify tale of this assortment by means of one in all America’s maximum writers, a toddler born in 1860 starts existence as an outdated guy and proceeds to age backward. F. Scott Fizgerald hinted at this type of inversion whilst he referred to as his period “a iteration grown as much as locate all Gods useless, all wars fought, all faiths in guy shaken.” might be nowhere in American fiction has this “Lost new release” been extra vividly preserved than in Fitzgerald’s brief fiction. Spanning the early twentieth-century American panorama, this unique assortment captures, with Fitzgerald’s signature mixture of appeal and disillusionment, the USA in the course of the Jazz Age.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts stronger through introductions and notes via exclusive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

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A History of American Literature

| September 22, 2016 | admin | 0

Up to date all through and with a lot new fabric, A heritage of yank Literature, moment Edition, is the main up to date and complete survey on hand of the myriad different types of American Literature from pre-Columbian occasions to the current.

  • The such a lot complete and up to date historical past of yankee literature on hand today
  • Covers fiction, poetry, drama, and non-fiction, in addition to different kinds of literature together with folktale, spirituals, the detective tale, the mystery, and technology fiction
  • Explores the plural personality of yankee literature, together with the contributions made by way of African American, local American, Hispanic and Asian American writers
  • Considers how our figuring out of yankee literature has replaced over the past?thirty years
  • Situates American literature within the contexts of yankee heritage, politics and society
  • Offers a useful advent to American literature for college kids in any respect degrees, educational and normal readers

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Now and Then: From Coney Island to Here

| September 22, 2016 | admin | 0

By Joseph Heller

The demented military Air strength of Catch-22, the deadly enterprise international of anything occurred, the dysfunctional kinfolk of fine as Gold-all those, now we have assumed, had their roots in Joseph Heller's personal previous. Now, greater than thirty-five years after the explosion of Catch-22 into the world's awareness, Heller offers us his life.

Here is his Coney Island early life, down the block from the world's most famed entertainment park. It was once the peak of the melancholy, it was once a fatherless relatives, but little Joey Heller had a great time--on the boardwalk, within the ocean (dangerously out of his depth), enjoying follow-the-leader out and in of neighborhood bars, even at school. Then a chain of jobs, from providing telegrams (on his first motorcycle) to operating in a military yard-until Pearl Harbor, the air strength, Italy. And after the conflict, collage (undreamed-of earlier than the G.I. Bill), instructing, Madison road, marriage, and-always-writing. and eventually the fantastic good fortune of Catch-22, launching one of many nice literary careers.

The strengths of from time to time lie within the power, humor, and mischief that experience characterised all of Heller's paintings, besides the darkish undertones that lie underneath them. He brings again a Coney Island that isn't just a image of enjoyable and delusion all over the world yet a imaginative and prescient of what turns out at the present time to were a golden age of carefree innocence. For the 1st time, he writes concerning the humans and the occasions, either tragic and hilarious, he used to be finally to translate, in Catch-22, into such memorable characters as Hungry Joe, Orr, Major--de Coverley, Natel's whore, and (of path) Yossarian, and such relocating and scary scenes because the loss of life of Snowden. at times is either an account of a extraordinary lifestyles and a glimpse into the artistic strategy of an enormous American author.

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Racconti

| September 22, 2016 | admin | 0

I personaggi di Poe, o meglio il personaggio di Poe, cioè l'uomo dalle facoltà sovracute, l'uomo dai nervi allentati, l'uomo che lancia una sfida alle difficoltà con l. a. volontà ardente e paziente, colui il cui sguardo è teso con l. a. rigidità di una spada su oggetti che ingrandiscono quando li fissa, quest'uomo è Poe stesso. E le sue donne? Tutte luminose ed ammalate, morenti di strani mali, dalla voce simile alla musica?... (Charles Baudelaire)I racconti più belli e famosi di Edgar Allan Poe, in una interpretazione a voce alta misurata, e nello stesso pace sapientemente evocativa.

Please be aware: This audiobook is in Italian.

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