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By Javier Marías

A bold masterwork by way of Javier Marias: "Spain's so much sophisticated and talented writer." (The Boston Globe)Part secret agent novel, half romance, half Henry James, Your Face the next day to come is a unconditionally extraordinary exhibit of the large presents of Javier Marias. With Fever and Spear, quantity one among his unfolding novel Your Face day after today, he returns us to the rarified global of Oxford (the pleasant surroundings of All Souls and darkish again of Time), whereas introducing us to territory fullyyt new—espionage.

Our hero, Jaime Deza, separated from his spouse in Madrid, is a section adrift in London until eventually his outdated buddy Sir Peter Wheeler—retired Oxford don and semi-retired grasp spy—recruits him for a brand new profession in British Intelligence. Deza possesses an extraordinary present for seeing at the back of the mask humans put on. he's quickly looking at interviews performed via Her Majesty's mystery carrier: variously shady overseas businessmen in the future, would-be coup leaders the following. Seductively, this metaphysical mystery explores previous, current, and destiny within the ever-more-perilous twenty first century. This compelling and enigmatic journey de strength from one in all Europe's maximum writers maintains with quantity , Dance and Dream.

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From an Existential Vacuum to a Tragic Optimism: The Search - download pdf or read online

By Barbara A. Heavilin

From an Existential Vacuum to a sad Optimism: the hunt for that means and the Presence of God in glossy Literature employs a brand new theoretical method of serious research: Victor Frankl’s logotherapy (from the Greek “logos” for be aware or cause and sometimes with regards to divine wisdom), a distinct type of existentialism. at the foundation of his observations of the facility of human patience and transcendence – the invention of that means even in the middle of harrowing conditions – Frankl diagnoses the malaise of the present age as an “existential vacuum,” a feeling of meaninglessness. He means that a panacea for this malaise might be present in creativity, love, and ethical selection – even if confronted with anguish or demise. He affirms that people may perhaps go beyond this vacuum, notice that means – or perhaps final aspiring to be present in final Being, or God – and dwell with a feeling of “tragic optimism.”

This publication observes either the present age’s “existential vacuum” – a malaise of vacancy and meaninglessness – and its eager for which means and God as mirrored in 3 genres: poetry, novel, and delusion. half I, “Reflections of God within the Poetic Vision,” addresses “tragic optimism” – desire while there seems no cause of desire – in poems via William Butler Yeats, T. S. Eliot, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Gerard Manley Hopkins. half II, “American Angst: vacancy and hazard in John Steinbeck’s significant Novels,” provides a research of Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden, and The iciness of Our Discontent – novels that jointly shape a uniquely American epic trilogy. jointly those novels inform the tale of a nation’s avarice, corruption, and betrayal offset by way of magnanimity, heroism, and hospitality. Set opposed to the backdrop of Frankl’s methods of discovering that means and success – all obliquely implying the felt presence of God – the characters are consultant each americans, in whose lives are mirrored a nation’s worst vices and most sensible hopes. half III, “A Tragic Optimism: The Triumph of excellent within the myth Worlds of Tolkien, Lewis, and Rowling,” defines fable and technological know-how fiction as mirrors with which to view fact. J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the jewelry, C. S. Lewis’s That Hideous energy, and J. ok. Rowling’s Harry Potter sequence are thought of within the gentle of Frankl’s logotherapy – delivering paths to that means and the final word intending to be present in God. In a postmodern, fragmented age, those works confirm a continuous imaginative and prescient of God (often via His felt absence) and, additionally, a such a lot human longing for that means even if there appears none – supplying, as Frankl continues, “a tragic optimism.”

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New PDF release: Jezebel

By Irène Némirovsky

In a French court docket, the trial of a lady is occurring. Gladys Eysenach is not any longer younger, yet she remains to be appealing, based, chilly. She is accused of taking pictures lifeless her much-younger lover. because the witnesses take the stand and the case unfolds, Gladys relives fragments of her prior: her early life, her absent father, her marriage, her turbulent dating along with her daughter, her decline, after which the ultimate irrevocable act. With the intensity of perception and pitiless compassion now we have come to anticipate from the writer of Suite Française, Irène Némirovsky indicates us the soul of a determined lady captivated with her misplaced early life.

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Download PDF by Gillian Beer (auth.), Frederick Amrine (eds.): Literature and Science as Modes of Expression

By Gillian Beer (auth.), Frederick Amrine (eds.)

On the twenty fifth anniversary of the founding of the Boston stories sequence in 1985, Cohen, Elkana, and Wartofsky wrote in one other preface reminiscent of this that the time had come for constructing associations helping a imaginative and prescient to which the sequence were dedicated considering the fact that its inception, particularly that of a extra largely conceived, interdisciplinary learn of the heritage and philosophy of technological know-how: in recent times it has develop into obvious that, as well as severe and useful disciplinary paintings at the specifics of the background of technology, the Philosophy of technology and the Sociology of technological know-how, there's now a turning out to be have to strengthen an issue­ orientated procedure which now not distinguishes among those 3 specialties in a minimize and dried method. because the time has come for such an method, the institutional instruments will be supplied. how to accomplish that will be . . . to prepare colloquia and to post solid papers stemming from those, with no trying to manage the papers below the separate rubrics of historical past of Philosophy or Sociology of technology; and additionally to think about it common that any basic factor of the principles of the sciences, or their position in a tradition and how they're institutionalized within the societal internet, remains to be our obstacle, irrespective of even if we're a qualified scientist, historian or thinker who offers with the matter (p. vii).

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William Kowalski's The Way It Works PDF

By William Kowalski

Walter Davis is younger, good-looking, clever, dynamic and personable. The made from a bi-racial marriage yet deserted through his father as a tender baby, he prides himself on 3 issues: his force to be successful, his tremendous outfits and not having been past due for something in his lifestyles. Walter is additionally homeless. The scientific charges that got here together with his mother's short and unsuccessful conflict opposed to melanoma have left him destitute. nonetheless, ever the optimist, Walter believes that if he lives in his automobile for a number of months, he'll have the time he must discover a reliable activity within the company international and switch his existence round. His state of affairs will get extra complex while he reveals himself interested in a lady he meets on the mailing middle the place he retains a submit field. yet attempting to provoke a woman when you've got no mounted deal with proves tough, and whilst he's stuck in a lie, she shuns his corporation. Walter's struggles develop whilst his vehicle is impounded and he can't come up with the money for to pay the nice. purely resilience, ingenuity and his force to be successful can deliver Walter again from the threshold of melancholy.

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Download e-book for iPad: A Madona de Cedro by Antonio Callado

By Antonio Callado

About the author:

Antônio Callado (26 January 1917, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 28 January 1997, Rio de Janeiro) was once a Brazilian journalist, playwright, and novelist. Born in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Callado studied legislations, then labored as a journalist in London for the BBC's Brazilian provider from 1941 to 1947. Callado started writing fiction within the Fifties. His first novel, A assunção de Salviano (The Assumption of Salviano), used to be released in 1954, and his final, O homem cordial e outras histórias (Men of Feeling and different Stories), got here out in 1993. Quarup (1967) is thought of as his most renowned paintings. Callado has obtained literary prizes that come with the Golfinho de Ouro, the Prêmio Brasília, and the Goethe Prize for fiction for Sempreviva (1981).

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A madona de cedro, segundo romance de Antonio Callado, publicado em 1957, foi passo decisivo na construção do universo ficcional do autor. Podem-se ver nele as bases da linguagem e do universo romanesco que seriam marca registrada de Callado, e que atingiriam seu auge em Quarup e Sempreviva. O romance é uma batalha psicológica dentro de Delfino, que precisa lidar com as implicações morais de seu ato: remorso, culpa, expiação. Sem perder o power de um bom policial, o romance de Callado segue dinâmico. A volta de Adriano, a encarnação do príncipe das trevas, força Delfino a enfrentar de modo definitivo seu drama.

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Read e-book online A Fable PDF

By William Faulkner

A Fable tells the tale of Corporal Stephen, an allegorical determine whose traitorous activities cease, in brief, combating in a small a part of front in France throughout the First international struggle. advised from a variety of views, A Fable explores the humanity of warfare and the character of power.
Author William Faulkner thought of A Fable to be his masterpiece, and laboured greater than a decade at the manuscript. the unconventional received either the Pulitzer Prize and the nationwide e-book Award, and is now one in every of the most important works in Faulkner's canon.
HarperPerennial Classics brings nice works of literature to lifestyles in electronic structure, upholding the top criteria in book construction and celebrating studying in all its varieties. search for extra titles within the HarperPerennial Classics assortment to construct your electronic library.

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New PDF release: The Burning Air: A Novel

By Erin Kelly

A heart-stopping story of twisted obsession from the writer who provides us "everything we adore in a thriller" --("O, The Oprah Magazine")

The MacBrides lead a comfortable lifetime of top category privilege: attractiveness (more or less), a gorgeous domestic, tuition-free schooling on the prestigious inner most tuition the place Rowan is headmaster, an altruistic righteousness inherited from Justice of the Peace Lydia.

But whilst Rowan and his 3 grown little ones assemble for the 1st time for the reason that Lydia's passing on the family's weekend home--a restored barn within the English countryside--years of secrets and techniques floor, and so they find a stranger of their midst. A stranger who's confident that Lydia was once a assassin. A stranger who has been exacting vengeance upon the relations for years with no their ever realizing. And one that will threaten the youngest MacBride, child Edie, and the clan's reminiscence of Lydia, shattering their global perpetually.

"The Burning Air "is Erin Kelly's so much chilling novel yet---a novel that lovers of Sophie Hannah and Kate Atkinson will locate spellbinding.

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Download e-book for kindle: Madame Bovary by Rosemary Lloyd

By Rosemary Lloyd

Madame Bovary ranks one of the world’s most renowned and commonly learn novels, and has encouraged quite a few serious theories. First released in 1987, this learn attracts on either twentieth-century and standard severe perspectives to supply either scholars and students with a clean research of the radical: its narrative ideas, social history, and underlying structures.

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Download PDF by Nancy Rue: The Reluctant Prophet (The Reluctant Prophet Series, Book 1)

By Nancy Rue

At age forty-two, Allison Chamberlain remains to be creating a half-hearted try and work out what she desires to be while she grows up. even though she has been a pew-sitting member of a church for seven years, “prophet” hasn't ever been at the brief record of attainable careers.

Then one Sunday Allison senses a divine nudge to shop for a Harley bike and pass at any place it takes her. quickly she is thinking about if she is termed to provide the truth of Christ to 1 of society’s darkest corners—and problem her personal church to appear past their fears.

The first in a courageous trilogy from professional author Nancy Rue, The Reluctant Prophet indicates how one person’s reaction to God’s name can switch a group forever.

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