Kenzaburo Oe was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for creating "an imagined world, where life and myth condense to form a disconcerting picture of the human predicament today." In Death by Water, his recurring protagonist and literary alter-ego returns to his hometown village in search of a red suitcase fabled to hold documents revealing the details of his father’s death during WWII: details that will serve as the foundation for his new, and final, novel. Since his youth, renowned novelist Kogito Choko planned to fictionalize his father’s fatal drowning in order to fully process the loss. Stricken with guilt and regret over his failure to rescue his father, Choko has long been driven to discover why his father was boating on the river in a torrential storm. Though he remembers overhearing his father and a group of soldiers discussing an insurgent scheme to stage a suicide attack on Emperor Mikado, Choko cannot separate his memories from imagination and his family is hesitant to reveal the entire story. When the contents of the trunk turn out to offer little clarity, Choko abandons the novel in creative despair. Floundering as an artist, he’s haunted by fear that he may never write his tour de force. But when he collaborates with an avant-garde theater troupe dramatizing his early novels, Kogito is revitalized by revisiting his formative work and he finds the will to continue investigating his father’s demise. Diving into the turbulent depths of legacy and mortality, Death by Water is an exquisite examination of resurfacing national and personal trauma, and the ways that storytelling can mend political, social, and familial rifts.
The nice men at P+O are worried. A succession of jewellery thefts from first class passengers is hardly the best advertisement for their cruise liners, particularly when it is likely that a passenger is doing the stealing. Phryne Fisher, with her Lulu bob, green eyes, Cupid's bow lips and Chanel travelling suits, is exactly the sort of elegant sleuth to take on a ring of jewellery thieves aboard the high seas - or at least, aboard the SS Hinemoa on a luxury cruise to New Zealand. With the Maharani - the Great Queen of Sapphires - as the bait, Phryne rises magnificently to the challenge. There are shipboard romances, champagne cocktails, erotic photographers, jealous husbands, mickey finns, blackmail and attempted murder, all before the thieves find out - as have countless love-smitten men before them - that where the glamorous and intelligent Phryne is involved, resistance is futile.
The second novel in the Oslo Crime Files, a tense and dark quartet of thrillers for fans of Camilla Lackberg and Jo Nesbo. Psychologist Mailin Bjerke is due to appear on the notorious TV show Taboo, tackling its most sensational subject yet. But she never arrives at the studio. As the police struggle to find any sign of Mailin, her sister Liss, living on the edge in Amsterdam, takes matters into her own hands. Flying home to Oslo, she discovers a complex backdrop of friends and enemies, where no one can be relied upon to tell the truth. Her battle is made harder by the fractured memories of a childhood where Mailin was always her protector, and by the secrets she must keep hidden. And she has no idea that Mailin's disappearance is somehow connected to a chance meeting more than a decade before... Praise for international bestseller Torkil Damhaug: 'Delivered with maximum psychological intensity' Barry Forshaw, Independent 'Nothing is as it seems in this sleek and cunning thriller' Evening Standard
While sorting through the library of her friend Leonora, a legendary journalist, British writer and occasional sleuth Sheila Malory stumbles upon some information regarding a new land development project that Leonara was against, leading Sheila to believe that her best friend was murdered. Original.
Author : Patrick Alexander
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In Havana, Cuba, on the eve of the Revolution, two brothers are swept apart by the unpredictable tides of history which will change, unite and finally destroy them both. Half a century later, returning home after a long boating weekend, Raymond and Margaret Doyle were horrified to discover an alligator in their swimming pool. They were even more upset to find a half digested corpse, also floating in their pool, wearing a pin-stripe, woolen suit in the middle of August. Who on earth would wear a pin stripe, woolen suit in South Florida in August! The 'Cuban Factor' is the first novel in the 'Greenhaven Trilogy' and is followed by 'Death on the Eighth'.
Author : Nidhi Tiwari
ISBN : 8171569994
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Twentieth Century English Literature Was Shaped To A Great Extent By The Genius Of T.S. Eliot. His Towering Personality Illuminates The Major Genres Of English Literature. No Study Of The Early Twentieth Century British Canonical Literature Is Possible Without Encountering The Icon T.S. Eliot Poet, Critic, Dramatist.Images And Symbols Have Been Always Employed By Writers Of All Literatures Down The Ages. But, Movements Like Imagism And Symbolism Gave An Entirely New Focus To Images And Symbols. Archetypal Criticism Was A Parallel Emergence. In An Age Torn By The Anxiety Of Two World Wars, And Dissatisfied With Scientific And Materialistic Concept Of Man, The Archetypal Approach Sought To Restore To Man The Entire Humanity.The Present Volume Offers An Indepth Study Of The Major Archetypes And How They Are Interwoven In The Imagery And Symbolism In The Poetry Of T.S. Eliot. The Complexities Of The Modern Age And Their Expression In Eliot S Poetry Cannot Be Understood Without Archetypes, Myths And Legends. This Domain Had Not Been Explored So Far. Hence, This Volume Presents A Systematic Structuring And Evaluation Of Archetypal Imagery And Symbolism In Eliot S Major Poems As Well As Other Minor Poems. It Is Hoped That Teachers, Researchers And Students Of Literature Will Find The Volume To Be Of Considerable Interest And Use.