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Desolation Of The Chimera

Author : Luis Cernuda
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132917415
Genre : Poetry
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The final poems of this important Spanish poet.
Category: Poetry

Desolation Island

Author : Adolfo García Ortega
ISBN : 9781446468241
Genre : Fiction
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As the twentieth century draws to a close, a ship heads for Punta Arenas at Chile's southern tip. On board is Oliver Griffin, who is fascinated by the island and spends his life drawing intricate maps of it. He is on an unusual quest, inspired by a photograph of his grandparents embracing a strange automaton that now lives in the Punta Arenas museum. This fearsome metal warrior is a sixteenth-century robot from a proposed mechanical army, commissioned to guard the straight against the English. It was discovered on the island by a grieving woman scouring the archipelago for the bodies of her shipwrecked husband and son, and is now the curious axis around which countless stories spin, surrounded by the terrible yet mesmerizing sea...
Category: Fiction

The Great Kant Earthquake And The Chimera Of National Reconstruction In Japan

Author : J. Charles Schencking
ISBN : 9780231535069
Genre : History
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In September 1923, a magnitude 7.9 earthquake devastated eastern Japan, killing more than 120,000 people and leaving two million homeless. Using a rich array of source material, J. Charles Schencking tells for the first time the graphic tale of Tokyo's destruction and rebirth. In emotive prose, he documents how the citizens of Tokyo experienced this unprecedented calamity and explores the ways in which it rattled people's deep-seated anxieties about modernity. While explaining how and why the disaster compelled people to reflect on Japanese society, he also examines how reconstruction encouraged the capital's inhabitants to entertain new types of urbanism as they rebuilt their world. Some residents hoped that a grandiose metropolis, reflecting new values, would rise from the ashes of disaster-ravaged Tokyo. Many, however, desired a quick return of the city they once called home. Opportunistic elites advocated innovative state infrastructure to better manage the daily lives of Tokyo residents. Others focused on rejuvenating society—morally, economically, and spiritually—to combat the perceived degeneration of Japan. Schencking explores the inspiration behind these dreams and the extent to which they were realized. He investigates why Japanese citizens from all walks of life responded to overtures for renewal with varying degrees of acceptance, ambivalence, and resistance. His research not only sheds light on Japan's experience with and interpretation of the earthquake but challenges widespread assumptions that disasters unite stricken societies, creating a "blank slate" for radical transformation. National reconstruction in the wake of the Great Kanto Earthquake, Schencking demonstrates, proved to be illusive.
Category: History

Save Twilight

Author : Julio Cortázar
ISBN : 0872867099
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Newly expanded edition of a classic: the first and only collection of Cortazar s poetry to appear in English."


Author : Stephie Walls
ISBN : 153083869X
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I couldn't be anything other than a romantic at heart - it's my nature, it's who I am. But this isn't a typical story of traditional love. It isn't a fairy tale. No happily ever after neatly tied up with a shiny bow. It's a memoir of the reality left behind in the wake of grief - the desolation, the resurrection, and final culmination life offers to the fallen. This is a journey through love...the love of self, love of a friend, and sometimes love is ugly, messy -destructive. My name is Bastian Thames...and this is my story.

Forbidden Pleasures

Author : Luis Cernuda
ISBN : 0996007946
Genre : Poetry
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Luis Cernuda (1902 -1963), was a Spanish poet, a member of the Generation of '27. During the Spanish Civil War, in early 1938, he went to the UK. This became the start of an exile that lasted till his death. He taught in the universities of Glasgow and Cambridge before moving in 1947 to the US. In the 1950s he moved to Mexico. This comprehensive bilingual Spanish-English anthology is edited and translated by Stephen Kessler.
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A Chimera S Revenge

Author : Eve Langlais
ISBN : 9781773840741
Genre : Fiction
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A mad scientist. An even madder patient. A fiery kind of love. All he ever wanted was to be one of the boys. To run and play—and love—like all of them. So Adrian made that dream come true by experimenting…on himself, and in curing his disease, he became something more. Someone special. Intoxicated with his discovery, he shared his healing gift, but not everyone was grateful for the second chance. Some of his patients tried to kill him. Many more became feral. Minor setbacks on the road to greatness. A road Adrian might not travel for long, given his enemies are intent on stealing his life’s work and the madness within creeps closer. And the only person that might be able to save Adrian wants to kill him. Genres: paranormal romance, shapeshifter romance, romantic horror, mad science romance, genetic engineering, supernatural medical thriller, monster romance, interracial romance , phoenix , chimera secrets
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The Veil Of The Chimera

Author : Sebastian Haines
ISBN : 1508418330
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In a universe of strife and desolation, Zrim and Kyla are caught in the surreal folds of the Veil of the Chimera, the bizarre boundary which both unites and divides consciousness, space and time. Zrim is a prisoner of the Mistress, a terrible captor who haunts him with phantasmal visions and unending nightmares. Having no memory of his past, he is determined to escape his dark world by stealing an insane book of rhymes which taunts him with hints of things to come. Kyla is the religious figurehead of a failed rebellion in desperate flight from powerful enemies. Her uncanny power to unite the oppressed has turned on her, threatening her with madness. Driven towards one another, both Zrim and Kyla are unaware of the hidden designs which frame their existence. Through hazardous adventures and terrible ordeals, each must face the truth of their being and overcome the Veil of the Chimera to find salvation in this life and beyond.

The Free Press

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ISBN : IND:30000116452545
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The Rambler

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ISBN : MINN:31951002801123K
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