Trovati 125 documenti.
Trovati 125 documenti.
Lahore : Sang-e-Meel, 2012
[Paris] : Flammarion, 2012
Lahore : Sang-e-Meel, 2012
Abstract: "A translation of popular Russian short stories"
[S.l.] : Simon & Schuster, 2011
Abstract: Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2009. At times stern, at other times patient, at times perceptive, at other times in sad denial, Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher, deplores the changes in her little town of Crosby, Maine, and in the world at large, but she doesn't always recognize the changes in those around her: a lounge musician haunted by a past romance; a former student who has lost the will to live; Olive's own adult child, who feels tyrannized by her irrational sensitivities; and her husband, Henry, who finds his loyalty to his marriage both a blessing and a curse.
London : Picador, 2011
Abstract: In The Angel Esmeralda, DeLillo finds the freedom to represent the wide range of human experience in contemporary America and forces us to confront the uncomfortable shadows lurking in the background. His characters are exposed to their own deep, often unconscious, longings: one man exploits the vulnerability of a woman he's just met, following her home to her apartment and pushing her too far; another finds himself deceiving his wife and beginning an affair. They are subjected to shocking violations, unexpected acts of terror: a woman lives in constant fear of the earthquakes happening all around her; people bear witness to the mysterious abduction of a child from a small park by a stranger. No matter whether he is focused upon the slums of New York or astronauts in orbit around the Earth, DeLillo chooses not to turn away from the unsettling manner in which humans are often brought together, or the disquieting truth behind their emotional interactions. DeLillo's world is a timeless present, eerily perceptive and prophetic, in which he creates powerful stories of lust and obsession, of loss and remorse, of grief and ecstasy. For those unfamiliar with his work, this intense and articulate collection offers a wonderful introduction to one of America's greatest living writers. For those already acquainted, it will be a thrilling and significant addition.
London : Arcturus, 2011
Abstract: Classic fiction. Ethan Frome works his unproductive farm and struggles to maintain a bearable existence with his difficult, suspicious, and hypochondriac wife, Zeenie. But when Zeenie's vivacious cousin enters their household as a "hired girl," Ethan finds himself obsessed with her and with the possibilities for happiness she comes to represent. In one of American fiction's finest and most intense narratives, Edith Wharton moves this ill-starred trio toward their tragic destinies. Different in both tone and theme from Wharton's other works, Ethan Frome has become perhaps her most enduring and most widely read novel.
London : Harper Press, 2011
Abstract: HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'Yet I am not more sure that my soul lives, than I am that perverseness is one of the primitive impulses of the human heart -- one of the indivisible primary faculties, or sentiments, which gives direction to the character of Man.' Including Poe's most terrifying, grotesque and haunting short stories, Tales of Mystery and Imagination is the ultimate collection of the infamous author's macabre works. Considered to be one of the earliest American writers to encapsulate the genre of detective-fiction, the collection features some of his most popular tales.'The Gold-Bug' is the only tale that was popular in his lifetime, whereas 'The Black Cat', 'The Pit and the Pendulum' and 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' became more widely read after his death. Focussing on the internal conflict of individuals, the power of the dead over the living, and psychological explorations of darker human emotion that appear to anticipate Sigmund Freud's later theories on the psyche, Poe's Gothic terror stories are considered masterpieces the world over.
Paris : LGF, 2011
Le Livre de poche ; 32344
Abstract: Quel rapport entre une femme qui empoisonne ses maris successifs et un président de la République amoureux ? Quel lien entre un simple marin et un escroc international qui vend des bondieuseries usinées en Chine ? Par quel miracle une image de sainte Rita, patronne des causes désespérées, devient-elle le guide mystérieux de leurs existences ? Quatre histoires liées entre elles. Quatre histoires qui traversent l'ordinaire et l'extraordinaire de toute vie. Quatre histoires qui creusent cette question : sommes-nous libres ou subissons-nous un destin ? Pouvons-nous changer ? Concerto à la mémoire d'un ange est suivi du Journal tenu par Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt durant l'écriture.
London : Faber and Faber, 2011
London : Penguin, 2010
Oscar Wilde classics
Abstract: This is a collection of stories, including two of Wilde's most famous: "The Canterville Ghost", in which a young American girl helps to free the tormented spirit that haunts an old English castle and "The Happy Prince", who was not as happy as he seemed. Often whimsical and sometimes sad, they all shine with poetry and magic.
Alfragide : Leya, 2010
Abstract: Miguel Torga publicou em 1941 o livro de "Contos Montanha", que imediatamente foi apreendido pela polícia política. Em carta de Abril desse ano, Vitorino Nemésio, solidarizando-se com o amigo, escreveu a propósito dessa apreensão: «Acho a coisa tão estranha e arbitrária que não encontro palavras. De resto, para quê palavras se nelas é que está o crime?»
Lʹviv : LA Piramida, 2010
İstanbul : Konak Yayınları, 2009
[S.l.] : Arcturus Pub, 2010
Abstract: "Seaman Charlie Marlow takes a decaying steamboat on a perilous voyage to the heart of Africa. His mission is to relieve an ivory agent named Kurtz, taken sick at his remote trading station on the Congo River. The cruelty that Marlowe witnesses on his journey, and his eventual meeting with the legendary Kurtz, force him to question not only his own human nature and values, but the very basis of European
[S.l.] : Penguin books, 2010
Abstract: "For Esme With Love and Squalor" includes two of Salinger's most famous and critically acclaimed stories, and helped to establish him as one of the contemporary literary greats. The title story recounts a Sergeant's meeting with a young girl before being sent into combat. When it was first published in "The New Yorker" in 1950 it was an immediate sensation and prompted a flood of readers' fan-letters. 'A Perfect Day for Bananafish' is the first of the author's stories to feature the Glass family, the loveable and idiosyncratic family who would appear in much of Salinger's later fiction. A haunting and unforgettable piece of writing, the story follows the eldest sibling, Seymour Glass, and his wife, Muriel, as they embark on an ill-fated honeymoon in Florida.
[S.l.] : Penguin, 2010
Abstract: First published in "The New Yorker" in the 1950s, "Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: an Introduction" are two novellas narrated by Buddy Glass, a character often said to be a portrait of Salinger himself. In the first, Buddy has taken leave from the army during World War II to attend the wedding of the eldest Glass brother, Seymour, and an atmosphere of portentous suspense sets the scene for the tragedy that will follow. In the second, Buddy reminisces about Seymour and the novella unfolds into a deep and far-reaching exploration of a complex and sad character which displays all the tenderness and subtlety which distinguish the best of Salinger´s writing.
[S.l.] : Penguin books, 2010
Abstract: Volume containing two interrelated stories by J.D. Salinger, published in book form in 1961. The stories, originally published in The New Yorker magazine, concern Franny and Zooey Glass, two members of the family that was the subject of most of Salinger's short fiction. Franny is an intellectually precocious late adolescent who tries to attain spiritual purification by obsessively reiterating the "Jesus prayer" as an antidote to the perceived superficiality and corruptness of life. She subsequently suffers a nervous breakdown. In the second story, her next older brother, Zooey, attempts to heal Franny by pointing out that her constant repetition of the "Jesus prayer" is as self-involved and egotistical as the egotism against which she rails.