The Plain In Flames

Author : Juan Rulfo
ISBN : 0292725833
Genre : Fiction
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Juan Rulfo is one of the most important writers of twentieth-century Mexico, though he wrote only two books—the novel Pedro Páramo (1955) and the short story collection El llano en llamas (1953). First translated into English in 1967 as The Burning Plain, these starkly realistic stories create a psychologically acute portrait of poverty and dignity in the countryside at a time when Mexico was undergoing rapid industrialization following the upheavals of the Revolution. According to Ilan Stavans, the stories' "depth seems almost inexhaustible: with a few strokes, Rulfo creates a complex human landscape defined by desolation. These stories are lessons in morality. . . . They are also astonishing examples of artistic distillation." To introduce a new generation of readers to Rulfo's unsurpassable literary talents, this new translation repositions the collection as a classic of world literature. Working from the definitive Spanish edition of El llano en llamas established by the Fundación Juan Rulfo, Ilan Stavans and co-translator Harold Augenbram present fresh translations of the original fifteen stories, as well as two more stories that have not appeared in English before—"The Legacy of Matilde Arcángel" and "The Day of the Collapse." The translators have artfully preserved the author's "peasantisms," in appreciation of the distinctive voices of his characters. Such careful, elegiac rendering of the stories perfectly suits Rulfo's Mexico, in which people on the edge of despair nonetheless retain a sense of self, of integrity that will not be taken away.
Category: Fiction

Voices From The Plain Of Jars

Author : Fred Branfman
ISBN : 9780299292232
Genre : History
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Previous ed.: New York: Harper & Row, 1972.
Category: History

Overworld In Flames

Author : Mark Cheverton
ISBN : 9781510706842
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Mysterious fires are burning the Overworld to the ground! The NPCs of Minecraft barely had time to celebrate their victory over the spider queen and the king of the skeletons before terrible new crimes broke the hard-earned peace. Inexplicable fires are breaking out under mysterious circumstances, the flames destroying more and more land with every tick of the CPU. Gameknight999 knows something is terribly wrong, but has no idea who is responsible or how to stop them. With danger looming, entire biomes and villages are under threat of complete annihilation. But unlike last time, there are no mocking signs or arrogant clues for Gameknight and his friends to follow. How could Herobrine be controlling fire from beyond the digital grave? The answer lies in a dark and smoky underworld filled with fiery rivers of lava, where a terrible monster army awaits. Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers—picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The History And Description Of Africa

Author : Leo Africanus
ISBN : 9781108012898
Genre : History
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This volume of the publications of the Hakluyt Society (1896) contains a description of northern Africa in the sixteenth century.
Category: History

The Plain Man

Author : Steve Englehart
ISBN : 142996829X
Genre : Fiction
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Magick and reality collide in a new, fast-paced Max August thriller Max August is not invulnerable, but he never ages—a gift he earned while studying under the legendary alchemist Cornelius Agrippa. August, now an alchemist himself, is using his magickal abilities to fight the right-wing conspiracy known as the FRC, which seeks to control all aspects of society. At the top of the FRC is a nine-member cabal, each member of which is a powerful force in one area of society, such as media, politics, finance...and wizardry. When Max learns that two members of the cabal are en route to Wickr, a Burning Man–like festival held in the American Southwest, he stages a plan to gather information from them and, he hopes turn one member against the others. Max has been careful not to leave a trail, but the cabal sees all, and an "accident" at a nuclear waste facility just 100 miles from the festival would send a clear message to those who oppose the FRC. Max may be timeless, but he is running out of time to stop the FRC and save millions of lives. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction

Far Above The Plain

Author : Paul Asbury Seaman
ISBN : 0878082689
Genre : Education
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An exciting chronicle of the life and times of individuals whose most formative school years were spent at Murree Christian School in Pakistan.
Category: Education

Winter On The Plain Of Ghosts

Author : Eileen Kernaghan
ISBN : 0973401206
Genre : Fantasy fiction, Canadian
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Category: Fantasy fiction, Canadian