Mermaids on the Golf Course: Stories

By Patricia Highsmith

The nice revival of curiosity in Patricia Highsmith maintains with this paintings that finds the chilling truth at the back of the idyllic facade of yankee suburban life.

The tales accrued in Mermaids at the golfing Course are between Highsmith's such a lot mature, psychologically penetrating works. As within the name tale, during which a man's brush with loss of life endows his daily wants with tragic effects, the nice and cozy familiarities of middle-class existence turn into the eerie atmosphere for Highsmith's chilling portrayals of violence, secrecy, and insanity.

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Costume in the Comedies of Aristophanes

This publication bargains an interpretation of the dealing with of gown within the performs of the fifth-century comedian poet Aristophanes. Drawing on either textual and fabric proof from the fourth- and fifth-century Greek global, it examines 3 layers of gown: the bodysuit worn by means of the actors, the characters' outfits, and the extra layering of conceal. A bankruptcy can also be dedicated to the artistic costumes of the comedian refrain. Going past describing what costumes appeared like, the publication focuses in its place at the dynamics of dress because it is manipulated through characters within the functionality of performs. The publication argues that dress is used competitively, as characters deal with every one other's costumes and poets vie for prestige utilizing gown. This argument is educated via functionality reports and by way of analyses of gender and the physique.

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After the Banquet

By Yukio Mishima

While the clever and fascinating Kazu falls in love with one in all her consumers, an aristocratic retired flesh presser, she renounces her stylish eating place with a purpose to develop into his spouse. yet quickly she determines to stoop him again into place of work, with effects that might strength her to select from her marriage and the calls for of her irrepressible energy.

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Saga of a Wayward Sailor

By Tristan Jones

Saga of a Wayward Sailor is the attractive story of Tristan Jones' crusing adventures round the North Atlantic aboard the Cresswell. Jones survives storms, dismastings, arrest by means of the Soviet military, being sunk by means of whales, and the smuggling of Edam cheese and Barbary apes. via his eyes we get to fulfill an interesting solid of dockside characters: Karl, the German fish-canning salesman; Pete, the Australian smuggler; Sissie, the Englishwoman who wheedles her method completely aboard; and Nelson, Jones' three-legged dog.

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Encyclopedia of the Literature of Empire (Literary Movements)

Surveys the world's maximum literature approximately empires and imperialism, written through electorate of those empires and the colonized those that lived below their rule. This publication includes greater than two hundred A-to-Z entries that learn authors, vintage works, subject matters, and ideas on the topic of specific empires in background or the final subject matters of imperialism.

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Origines

By Amin Maalouf

Il était une fois deux frères, Gebrayel et Botros, nés dans ce Liban de l. a. fin du XIXe siècle encore partie intégrante de l'Empire ottoman. Le optimal rêve de conquérir le monde et quitte l'Orient natal pour faire souche à Cuba. Le moment, homme de pensée et de livres, reste au will pay. Ainsi begin los angeles saga des Maalouf, sédentaires ou nomades, emportés par l'histoire dans une diaspora familiale, et que relient, du Brésil à l'Australie et des Etats-Unis à l. a. France, le bruissement d'un nom et los angeles sense of right and wrong d'une origine commune. C'est à cette " tribu ", dont il reconstitue l'histoire avec l. a. rigueur d'un archiviste et l'empathie d'un romancier, que l'auteur du Rocher de Tanios (prix Goncourt 1993) rend un magnifique hommage d'amour et de fidélité. Pour l'écrivain, lui-même en exil, n'est-elle pas sa seule patrie ?

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Imaginations

By William Carlos Williams

Those are tricky books, those 4, and never to be wanted onto wasteland minds. They churn with great principles and strong emotions, usually pursued with the delicate butterfly internet of instinct. There aren't any narrative traces other than these in Williams's head. No conventions other than these Williams invented as he went alongside. No genuflections to formality or propriety. Williams had no time and not more style for that. He was once writing those books looking for a religion, no longer an viewers. From three hundred to 1,000 copies of every have been published. Fewer have been bought. the novel current and the innovative destiny have been Williams's aim, now not a call for participation into the lace-curtained lounge of the USA. "I'll write no matter what I rattling please," he acknowledged in his preface to Kora,"whenever I rattling please and as I rattling please and it'll be sturdy if the real spirit of swap is on it."

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Two Pints

By Roddy Doyle

A suite of sublimely humorous dialogues encouraged by means of a year’s worthy of reports.
 
Two males meet for a pint in a Dublin pub. They chunk the fats, set the area to rights, take the piss… They discuss their other halves, their childrens, their childrens’ pets, their soccer groups and -- this being eire in 2011-12 -- in regards to the euro, the crash, the presidential election, the Queen’s stopover at. yet those males are usually not parochial or small-minded; one in all them is aware the place to discover the lacking Colonel Gadaffi (he’s operating as a cleanser at Dublin Airport); they fear approximately Greek debt, the IMF and the bondholders (whatever they could be); of their type, they mourn the deaths of Whitney Houston, Donna summer time, Davy Jones and Robin Gibb; they usually ask one another the quite very important questions like ‘Would you ever allow your self be digitally enhanced?’

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Jewelweed: A Novel

By David Rhodes

The liked writer of Driftless delves into the center of rural the United States during this unforgettable portrait of community.

When David Rhodes burst onto the yank literary scene within the '70s, he used to be hailed as “a magnificent visionary” (John Gardner). In Driftless, his “most entire paintings but” (Joseph Kanon), Rhodes made phrases, Wisconsin, resonate with readers around the nation. Now with Jewelweed this loved writer returns to a similar out-of-the-way group and introduces a forged of characters who needs to conquer the burdens left by means of the previous. After serving time for a doubtful conviction, Blake Bookchester is paroled. As Blake makes an attempt to regulate, he reconnects with Danielle Workhouse, a unmarried mom whose son, Ivan, explores the woods together with his precocious buddy, August. whereas Danielle is going to paintings for dollar and Amy Roebuck of their mansion, Ivan and August befriend Lester Mortal, a recluse who lives in a melon box; a wild boy; and a bat, Milton. those characters — each one incorrect, deeply human, and finally common — procedure the long run with a mixture of desire and trepidation. Jewelweed deals a imaginative and prescient during which the normal turns into legendary, the possible mundane reworked into revelatory beauty.

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