The Golden Cockerel And Other Writings

Author : Juán Rulfo
ISBN : 1941920586
Genre : Fiction
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This work presents Juan Rulfo's cinematic second novel in English for the first time ever alongside several stories never before translated.
Category: Fiction

Der Sympathisant

Author : Viet Thanh Nguyen
ISBN : 9783641207892
Genre : Fiction
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»Meisterhaft. DER SYMPATHISANT ist zum Klassiker bestimmt.« T.C. Boyle Im April 1975 wird eine Gruppe südvietnamesischer Offiziere unter dramatischen Bedingungen aus Saigon in die USA geflogen. Darunter ein als Adjutant getarnter kommunistischer Spion. In Los Angeles soll er weiterhin ein Auge auf die politischen Gegner haben, ringt jedoch immer mehr mit seinem Doppelleben, den Absurditäten des Spionagewesens, der Konsumgesellschaft und seiner eigenen Identität: “Ich bin ein Spion, ein Schläfer, ein Maulwurf, ein Mann mit zwei Gesichtern. Da ist es vielleicht kein Wunder, dass ich auch ein Mann mit zwei Seelen bin.“ Ein literarischer Polit-Thriller über den Vietnamkrieg und seine Folgen, eine meisterhafte Aufarbeitung über die Missverständnisse zwischen Kapitalismus und Kommunismus, ein schillerndes Werk über das Scheitern von Idealen, ein bravouröser Roman über die universelle Erfahrung von Verlust, Flucht und Vertreibung.
Category: Fiction

The Golden Cockerel

Author : Kenneth G. Jr. Allen
ISBN : 9781608442300
Genre : Fiction
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"Kenneth Allen brings the reader on a thoroughly convincing ancient Roman adventure. Experience the brutality and hedonism--and witness the miracles of faith and a father's intense love for his child." - Ronlyn Domingue, author of THE MERCY OF THIN AIR "Kenneth Allen creates an ancient Rome so real that you feel the dust between your toes and taste the wine. A truly amazing experience." - Patricia Sprinkle, HOLD UP THE SKY - new novel - coming March 2010. Enter the strange but familiar superstitious Roman world of the first century A.D. where Gaius Petronicus, a small landowner, wins a fourteen year old slave girl Justa, who is dressed as a boy to increase her value, in an arena bet from a local corrupt aristocrat Calitorius Temidis. When Temidis reneges on the bet, Gaius violently forces him to pay. Gaius then returns home to find his house burned, his wife dead and his daughter kidnapped by Temidis's henchmen. With Justa, a Christian convert in tow, Gaius sets off on a quest to find his daughter and exact revenge on the murderers. Gaius is joined by a motley crew of characters he picks up along the way. He buys a ship named the Golden Cockerel, and the group sails across the stormy western Mediterranean. Gods are implored, vows are made and broken, and revenge is eventually served. The Golden Cockerel is a sword-swinging, apocalyptic, and romantic adventure with a touch of the supernatural, involving witches, omens, ancient gods, and the new God coming over the horizon. Kenneth Allen became interested in Roman history when he walked to school under the only standing Roman arch in England as a boy. The English school system in Lincoln UK emphasized the Roman conquest of Britannia and the exploits of Julius Caesar. Thus began an interest in this period. As a college student in Georgia, he took trips to Italy and developed a fascination with the excavations at Rome, Ostia, Pompeii, and the wonderful buried city of Herculaneum. The works of Henry Treece and Sinbad the Sailor all have influenced him. Kenneth majored in English literature in college and took up creative writing at age 45. His work experience is in business and he currently owns a small company. He teaches short story writing in Atlanta, GA., is president emeritus of the Village Writers Group, and lives there with his wife Pamela.
Category: Fiction

Erz Hlungen Von Der Alhambra

Author : Washington Irving
ISBN : 9783843016230
Genre : Fiction
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Washington Irving: Erzählungen von der Alhambra Tales of the Alhambra. Erstdruck: 1832. Hier in der Übersetzung von Christian August Fischer, Verlag Johann David Sauerländer, Frankfurt am Main, 1832, als Band 44 bis 47 von »Washington Irving’s sämmtliche Werke«. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Edwin Lord Weeks, In einem Hof der Alhambra zu Zeiten der Mauren, Ende 19. Jhdt. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.
Category: Fiction

The Magician Of Vienna

Author : Sergio Pitol
ISBN : 9781941920497
Genre : Literary Collections
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The heartbreaking final volume in Sergio Pitol's groundbreaking memoir-essay-fiction-hybrid Trilogy of Memory, which won him the prestigious Cervantes Prize, finds Pitol boldly and passionately weaving fiction and autobiography together to tell of his life lived through the written word as a way to stave off the advancement of a degenerative neurological condition causing him to lose the use of language.
Category: Literary Collections

What Are The Blind Men Dreaming

Author : Noemi Jaffe
ISBN : 9781941920374
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"This is much more than a survival story. It is the story of how the scars of a woman can be and are passed through generations. It is about being a woman, a mother, and a daughter."—Gabriela Almeida, Continente "An infinite work."—O Estadão de São Paulo A groundbreaking use of storytelling to bear witness to the Holocaust features three generations of women's own voices—Liwia's diary written upon liberation from Auschwitz; daughter Noemi Jaffe exploring the power of memory, survival, and bearing witness; and granddaughter Leda, Noemi's daughter, on the significance of the Holocaust and Jewish identity seventy years after the war.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Of Darkness

Author : Josefine Klougart
ISBN : 9781941920510
Genre : Fiction
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"Klougart has an unusual ability to create phrases, images and a language that you long to stay in and remember forever."—Dagens Nyheter "One can speak of unbearable beauty, but one can also speak of a linguistic beauty that makes it possible to bear the unbearable."—Politiken In this genre-bending apocalyptic novel Josefine Klougart fuses myriad literary styles to breathtaking effect in poetic meditations on life and death interspersed with haunting imagery. Her experimental novel asks readers to reconsider death, asserting sorrow and loss as beautiful and necessary aspects of living. Hailed as "the Virginia Woolf of Scandinavia," Klougart mixes prose, lyric essay, drama, poetry, and images to breathtaking effect in her writing, and Of Darkness marks the arrival of a wholly new literary talent in world literature. Josefine Klougart (b. 1985) made her literary debut in 2010 with the novel Rise and Fall, which was nominated for the prestigious Nordic Council Literature Prize. Her third novel, One of Us is Sleeping, forthcoming from Open Letter Books in summer 2016, was also nominated for a Nordic Council Literature Prize, making her the youngest author ever nominated twice for this prominent prize. Her fourth and most recent novel, Of Darkness, appeared in Denmark in 2014 to universal critical acclaim and became a massive bestseller in Denmark and Norway. Translator Martin Aitken has won numerous awards for his translations of Danish literature, and he is currently working with Karl Ove Knausgaard to translate the final volume of My Struggle and his nonfiction.
Category: Fiction

The Outlaw

Author : Jón Gnarr
ISBN : 9781941920534
Genre : Fiction
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In The Outlaw Jón Gnarr describes the harsh world of his teenage years and wrestles with painful, bleak memories of this troubled stage of his life, physically abused and surrounded by suicides. He uses punk music to cope, but also discovers an interest in girls and ponders philosophical questions of right and wrong and how to be true to himself.
Category: Fiction

Moonbath

Author : Yanick Lahens
ISBN : 9781941920572
Genre : Fiction
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The award-winning saga of a peasant family living in a small Haitian village, told through four generations of voices, recounting through stories of tradition and superstition, voodoo and the new gods, romance and violence, the lives of the women who struggled to hold the family together in an ever-shifting landscape of political turmoil and economic suffering.
Category: Fiction