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Parzival and Titurel (Oxford World's Classics) by Wolfram von Eschenbach

By Wolfram von Eschenbach

Monstrous in its scope, incomparably dense in its imagery, Parzival ranks along Dante's Divine Comedy as one of many ultimate narrative works to emerge from medieval Europe.

Written within the first decade of the 13th century, Parzival is the best of the medieval Grail romances. It tells of Parzival's progress from younger folly to knighthood on the courtroom of King Arthur, and of his quest for the Holy Grail. jam-packed with incident and pleasure, the tale consists of deeds of chivalry, tournaments and sieges, courtly love and different erotic adventures. Parzival's quest turns into an ethical and religious trip of self-discovery, as he learns that he needs to repent of his prior misdeeds if he's to be triumphant. Exuberant and Gothic in its telling, in addition to profoundly relocating, Parzival has encouraged and prompted works as various as Wagner's Parsifal and Lohengrin, Terry Gilliam's movie The Fisher King, and Umberto Eco's Baudolino.

Cyril Edwards's positive translation additionally contains the fragments of Titurel, an elegiac offshoot of Parzival.

Readership: Readers and scholars of medieval literature, German literature, Arthurian delusion, the Holy Grail and its origins, interdisciplinary classes at the Arthurian culture.

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The Woman Who Wouldn't Die (Dr. Siri Paiboun, Book 9) by Colin Cotterill

By Colin Cotterill

In a small Lao village, a truly unusual factor has occurred. a girl was once shot and killed in her mattress in the course of a housebreaking; she used to be given a funeral and everybody within the village observed her physique burned. Then, 3 days later, she used to be again in her condominium as though she'd by no means been useless in any respect. yet now she's clairvoyant, and will communicate to the useless. That's why the long-dead brother of a Lao normal has enlisted her to assist his brother discover his is still, that have been misplaced on the backside of a river for plenty of years.

Lao nationwide coroner Dr. Siri Paiboun and his spouse, Madame Daeng, are despatched alongside to oversee the excavation. it may be one of those enjoyable holiday for them, probably, other than Siri is enthusiastic about the gorgeous undead medium's distinctive talents, and Madame Daeng may be a bit jealous. She doesn't belief the lady for a few reason... Is her stoop correct? what's the staff rather digging for on the backside of this distant river at the Thai border? What conflict secrets and techniques are being coated up?

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Landline by Rainbow Rowell

By Rainbow Rowell

A brand new York instances top vendor! An Indie subsequent Pick!
From manhattan instances bestselling writer of Eleanor & Park and Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell, comes a hilarious, heart-wrenching tackle love, marriage, and magic phones.

Georgie McCool is familiar with her marriage is in hassle. That it's been in difficulty for a very long time. She nonetheless loves her husband, Neal, and Neal nonetheless loves her, deeply—but that just about turns out inappropriate now.
probably that was once continually beside the point.

days ahead of they're speculated to stopover at Neal's relations in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can't cross. She's a television author, and something's arise on her convey; she has to stick in l. a.. She is aware that Neal might be dissatisfied with her—Neal is often a bit disillusioned with Georgie—but she doesn't count on to him to close up the children and move with out her.

whilst her husband and the children depart for the airport, Georgie wonders if she's eventually performed it. If she's ruined everything.

That evening, Georgie discovers how to speak with Neal some time past. It's now not time go back and forth, now not precisely, yet she appears like she's been given a chance to mend her marriage prior to it begins. . . .

Is that what she's purported to do?

Or could Georgie and Neal be at an advantage if their marriage by no means occurred?

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Herzog by Saul Bellow

By Saul Bellow

Herzog is by myself, now that Madeleine has left him for his ally. Solitary, in a crumbling apartment which he stocks with rats, he's buffeted by way of a whirlwind of psychological job. humans rumoured that his brain had collapsed. yet was once it precise? Locked for days within the custody of his rambling thoughts, Herzog scrawls frantic letters which he by no means mails. His brain buzzes with conundrums and polemics, writing in a amazing highbrow labyrinth. Is he loopy, or is he a genius?..

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Drive Like Hell: A Novel by Dallas Hudgens

By Dallas Hudgens

In need of desperately to be at the back of the wheel, Luke Fulmer counts down the times to his 16th birthday, whilst he can eventually get his license. regrettably, first thing he does with it really is "borrow" his neighbor's automobile. whilst he's pulled over and located in ownership of an air pistol, a ski masks, a stolen television, and a bag of pot, the unforgiving neighborhood Justice of the Peace takes scissors to his license and vows to fasten him up if he ever stands in entrance of her back. So with an absent father and a mom descending into alcoholism, he strikes in along with his older brother, Nick, an easygoing ex-con who desires to steer Luke onto the immediately and slender. in the summertime that follows, Luke contends with a kleptomaniac female friend, a duffel bag packed with cocaine, and the conclusion that he needs to retailer his relatives from themselves, at the same time he plots to overcome a course out of city.

In his hilarious, unforgettable debut -- with every little thing from inventory automobile racing to drug dealing -- Dallas Hudgens brilliantly conjures up Southern tradition in a story that's raucous and wrenching, humorous and clever.

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Double Honeymoon by Evan S. Connell

By Evan S. Connell

Karl Muhlbach, hero of Evan Connell's earlier novel, The gourmet, has a brand new obsession—a appealing, nubile girl-about-New York named Lambeth Brent, whose confusing heritage and swinging actions lead Muhlbach into darkish components, inflicting new revelations of himself as a guy to emerge.
The mysterious bonds among opposites come into sharp reduction as we stick with the process Muhlbach and Lambeth's dating. An uncomfortable stopover at to the ballet, an abortive nation holiday, short yet glowing chuffed moments, and Muhlbach's ultimate, stunning discovery upload as much as a mosaic of vignettes, rendering the characters startlingly real.
Double Honeymoon explores the integrated risks of a love affair among a wary, conservative, middle-aged widower and a neurotic, high-strung, self-destructive lady. yet faraway from simply one other May-September romance, the e-book is a prepared exam of the predicament posed via those who find themselves interested in one another, but not able to return jointly as a result of the profound variations of their backgrounds and outlooks. With a definite hand, Evan Connell demonstrates simply how profound these adjustments will be.

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Relatos del mar: De Colón a Hemingway by Jules Verne, Roald Dahl, Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe,

By Jules Verne, Roald Dahl, Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, Rudyard Kipling, Daniel Defoe, Ernest Hemingway, Franz Kafka, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Bram Stoker, Herman Melville, Henry James, Joseph Conrad, Leo Tolstoy, Anton Chekhov, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Robert

«En el camarote, sentados alrededor de una lámpara que, con su luz agonizante, volvía aún más tétrica l. a. oscuridad, todo el mundo tenía algún naufragio o catástrofe que relatar.» Washington Irving, «La travesía»

El 25 de diciembre de 1492 Cristóbal Colón anotaba en su Diario que los angeles nao Santa María acababa de encallar en l. a. costa noroeste de l. a. genuine República Dominicana. Con este pasaje se inicia nuestra antología de Relatos del mar, preparada por Marta Salís: forty six piezas de distintos géneros, épocas y nacionalidades que ilustran, a través de los angeles narración histórica o l. a. literatura de creación, los angeles fascinación que el mar ha ejercido desde siempre sobre el ser humano.

Memorias de exploradores, capitanes negreros, esclavos y náufragos se combinan con relatos de pescadores, piratas, buscadores de tesoros y simples pasajeros; l. a. dimensión épica convive con los angeles exploración lírica, sin olvidar los buques fantasma y toda l. a. contribución del mar al género fantástico. Veremos a Jack London haciendo surf y a un elegante matrimonio, en un cuento de Scott Fitgerald, a punto de zozobrar, genuine y figuradamente, en el curso de una larga travesía. Asistiremos con Turguénev a un incendio en el mar y con Kafka a l. a. confesión de un hombre condenado a vagar en una barca por toda los angeles eternidad… l. a. nómina de autores aquí representados reúne varios nombres clave de los angeles literatura universal.

Autores recogidos en esta antología: Hernando Colón, Alexandre O. Exquemelin, Daniel Defoe, Olaudah Equiano, Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, Wilhelm Hauff, Hugh Crow, Daniel Tyerman y George Bennet, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Richard Henry Dana, hijo, Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope, Henry James, Benito Pérez Galdós, Jules Verne, Robert Louis Stevenson, Iván S. Turguénev, man de Maupassant, Lev N. Tolstói, Herman Melville, Antón P. Chéjov, Rudyard Kipling, Bram Stoker, Marcel Schwob, Fritdjof Nansen, Stephen Crane, Rainer Maria Rilke, Winston Churchill, Pío Baroja, Joshua Slocum, Emilio Salgari, Emilia Pardo Bazán, William H. Hodgson, Jack London, Richard Middleton, Maksim Gorki, Saki, Joseph Conrad, Franz Kafka, Liam O’Flaherty, Francis Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Roald Dahl.

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Redemption (The Captive, Book 5) by Erica Stevens

By Erica Stevens

A 12 months has handed because the struggle opposed to Jack’s father that freed the people from their roles as blood slaves and servants to the vampire race. Having left the palace in the back of so as to make sure that the outer cities are obeying the recent legislation, Jack struggles to return to phrases with the grief and haunting thoughts that drove him from the palace within the first position. He’s content material to lose himself within the outer lands and the obscurity that they give him. that's, till he encounters Hannah.

Growing up within the small city of Chippman, Hannah had some time past permitted the truth that she might by no means depart it. whilst Jack walks into her existence, and turns it the other way up, she quick realizes that no longer every little thing is what she’d believed it to be. figuring out that Jack will reject her if he learns the reality approximately her, Hannah struggles to struggle her turning out to be appeal to him. For although town of Chippman turns out basic at the outdoor, its citizens harbor secrets and techniques that they’ve taken nice pains to maintain hidden. secrets and techniques that experience pressured town to reside lower than the rule of thumb of the only guy which could tear Jack and Hannah aside forever.

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Den store Blondino by Sture Dahlström

By Sture Dahlström

Den shop Blondino är berättelsen om den makalöse dansaren och avantgardefilmaren Fitzenstrahl, hans eruptiva filminspelningar och konvulsiva kvinnoerövringar. Han bor i en kombinerad teater och bordell i Paris. Med osviklig frenesi förför han kvinnor i mängd, primadonnan ballerinan Erika von Herrlichhausen, finlandssvenskan Lotta, den latinamerikanska poetissan Josefita Castrato och många fler. Han kommer över en stor summa pengar så att han kan sätta igång ett av avantgardefilmens största projekt någonsin, med tvåhundratusen statister. Han filmar improviserat förstås, utan manus, until och med utan movie i kameran. Boken är ett av Sture Dahlströms allra främsta mästarstycken, galen, galant, genial. Det här är romanen som i en utförlig omröstning i Sture Dahlströmsällskapet valdes until Stures allra bästa bok.

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Driftwood by Elizabeth Dutton

By Elizabeth Dutton

L. a., California: Clem Jasper is a belief fund child with a global well-known rock musician for a father. whilst he dies unexpectedly (playing ping pong) she discovers he’s left her a wierd legacy—a sequence of letters that take her on a mysterious street journey round California. Ignoring her aunt’s recommendation that she pitch the journey as a fact convey, she embarks on her own—to detect simply what it was once that her father intended her to discover. What mystery should be so strong that he needed to die ahead of telling her?

With a voice such as Rainbow Rowell, Dutton’s Driftwood is a shocking, poignant, and humorous debut. Dutton completely captures the mythology of California with this vivid and weird tackle the liberty of the open highway, the ability of song, and what it capacity, even in the course of grief, to be a kin. fanatics of The Perks of Being A Wallflower, Run River and Killing your self to reside will locate a lot to have fun with the following.

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