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By Anita Shreve

What makes a relations? that is what twelve-year-old Nicky Dillon wonders after she and her widowed father find a wailing deserted child within the snow-filled woods close to their New Hampshire domestic. during the days that stick with, the Dillons and an unforeseen customer who quickly turns up at their door-a younger lady obviously haunted through her personal poor choices-face a thicket of selections, every one seeming to hold equivalent chances of heartbreak and redemption. Writing with the entire emotional resonance that has drawn thousands of readers world wide to her fiction, Anita Shreve unfolds in gentle on Snow a young and stunning novel approximately love and its consequences.

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Download E-books Badiou and Deleuze Read Literature (Plateaus New Directions in Deleuze Studies EUP) PDF

By Jean-Jacques Lecercle

Considers the 'strong readings' that Alain Badiou and Gilles Deleuze imposed at the texts they learn. Why do philosophers learn literature? How do they learn it? Does their philosophy derive from their examining of literature? if that is so, to what volume? a person who reads modern eu philosophers has to invite such questions. Lecercle demonstrates that philosophers want literature, up to literary critics desire philosophy: it really is an workout now not within the philosophy of literature, the place literature is an insignificant item of study, yet in philosophy and literature, a heady and strange mix.

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Download E-books George Santayana's Marginalia: A Critical Selection, Volume 2: McCord-Zeller PDF

By George Santayana

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In his essay "Imagination," George Santayana writes, "There are books during which the footnotes, or the reviews scrawled through a few reader's hand within the margins, will be extra attention-grabbing than the text." Santayana himself used to be an inveterate maker of notes within the margins of his books, writing (although well, by no means scrawling) reviews that light up, contest, or apparently extend the author's concept. those volumes provide a variety of Santayana's marginalia, transcribed from books in his own library. those notes provide the reader an strange standpoint on Santayana's existence and paintings. he's by way of turns severe (often), approving (seldom), literary, slangy, frivolous, or even spiteful. The notes convey his humor, his occasional outcry at a writer's folly, his drawback for the niceties of English prose and the putting of Greek accessory marks.

These volumes checklist alphabetically by means of writer all of the books extant that belonged to Santayana, reproducing a variety of his annotations meant to be of use to the reader or scholar of Santayana's concept, his artwork, and his lifestyles. each one access incorporates a headnote with the author's identify, the identify of the paintings, short booklet info, and the library situation of the booklet. no longer all marginalia from a given textual content is incorporated; the notes were chosen for content material and style.

Santayana, usually residing in solitude, spent loads of his time chatting with, and speaking again to, an excellent miscellany of writers, from Spinoza to Kant to J. S. Mill to Bertrand Russell. those notes record these conversations.

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Download E-books New Essays on The Sound and the Fury (The American Novel) PDF

By Noel Polk

William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury met with purely constrained good fortune whilst released in 1929, most likely because of its fragmented, non-chronological constitution. for the reason that, besides the fact that, it has develop into some of the most well known of Faulkner's novels, serving as a litmus paper upon which severe ways have verified themselves. within the advent to this quantity Noel Polk lines the serious responses to the radical from the time of its book to the current day. The essays that stick with current modern reassessments of The Sound and the Fury from a number of serious views. sunrise Trouard bargains us the ladies of The Sound and the Fury, examining opposed to the grain of the major serious culture that sees the ladies throughout the lens of masculine cultural biases. Donald M. Kartiganer involves phrases with the ways that the radical concurrently draws readers and resists readings. Richard Godden discusses the connection among incest and miscegenation. Noel Polk examines heavily the best way Faulkner experiments with language.

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Download E-books The Edinburgh Companion to Contemporary Scottish Literature (Edinburgh Companions to Scottish Literature) PDF

By Berthold Schoene

The Edinburgh significant other to modern Scottish Literature examines the ways that the cultural and political position of Scottish writing has replaced because the country's profitable referendum on nationwide self-rule in 1997. In doing so, it makes a powerful case for a particular post-devolution Scottish feedback. Introducing over 40 unique essays below 4 major headings - 'Contexts', 'Genres', 'Authors' and 'Topics' - the amount covers the full spectrum of present pursuits and topical issues within the box of Scottish experiences and heralds a brand new period in Scottish writing, literary feedback and cultural thought. It files and seriously outlines favourite literary developments and advancements, the categorical political situations and aesthetic agendas that propel them, in addition to literature's potential for envisioning new and substitute futures. concerns below dialogue comprise type, sexuality and gender, nationhood and globalisation, the recent Europe and cosmopolitan citizenship, postcoloniality,

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Download E-books The Wild Palms: If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem PDF

By William Faulkner

EISBN-13: 978-0-307-79242-6

In this feverishly appealing novel--originally titled If I disregard Thee, Jerusalem by way of Faulkner, and now released within the authoritative Library of the USA text--William Faulkner interweaves narratives, every one absolutely soaking up in its personal correct, each one subtly illuminating the opposite. In New Orleans in 1937, a guy and a girl embark on a headlong flight into the desert of illicit ardour, fleeing her husband and the enticements of respectability. In Mississippi ten years past, a convict units forth throughout a flooded river, risking his personal likelihood at freedom to rescue a pregnant girl. From those separate tales Faulkner composes a symphony of deliverance and damnation, survival and self-sacrifice, a singular during which elemental probability is juxtaposed wiht deadly accidents of the spirit. The Wild Palms is grandly artistic, heart-stopping in its prose, and suffused on each web page with the actual presence of the rustic that Faulkner made his personal.

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Download E-books Younger PDF

By Pamela Redmond Satran

A narrative of concept and transformation for the rather determined housewife—now a television sequence from the author of Sex and the City, starring Sutton Foster and Hilary Duff!

She’s the right age to be his mother.

Alice has constantly appeared younger for her age, inspite of her graying hair and her dowdy New Jersey housewife type. Make that ex-housewife: Now that her husband’s long gone and her daughter is grown, Alice is in determined desire of a complete new existence. So she shall we her ally Maggie, a hip manhattan urban artist, rework her on New Year’s Eve. quickly, because of the wonders of hair dye and tight denims, Alice seems really younger, as one evening in a new york bar confirms. in the dark, she kisses a boy who was once in diapers while she was once in excessive school.

She’s having an excessive amount of enjoyable to care.

The white lie Alice tells Josh will get her considering that if nobody asks her age, she doesn’t need to inform. So she applies for a role she had in short sooner than changing into a full-time mom—and will get it. in the meantime, Josh is falling head over heels for Alice, who’s simply manner cooler than women his age. He figures she’s approximately twenty-nine—and for the 1st time due to the fact that she used to be twenty-nine, or probably ever, Alice feels that existence is ripe with probability. regrettably one danger is that she’s gonna get caught.

hard the adage that the reality will set you loose, Younger is a hilarious and insightful tale that proves that you’re purely as younger as you are feeling.

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Download E-books Amnesia Moon PDF

By Jonathan Lethem

In Jonathan Lethem's wryly humorous moment novel, we meet a tender guy named Chaos, who is residing in a film theater in post-apocalyptic Wyoming, ingesting alcohol, and consuming foodstuff out of cans. it truly is an strange and every now and then insufferable lifestyles, yet Chaos quickly discovers that his post-nuclear fact could have no connection to the reality. So he's taking to the line with a lady named Melinda that allows you to locate solutions. because the pair travels throughout the usa they locate that, whereas each one city has been affected another way via the mysterious resource of the apocalypse, not one of the humans they meet can fill of their incomplete thoughts or resolution their questions. steadily, figures from Chaos's prior, together with a few who seem simply less than the impression of intravenously administered medications, make Chaos have in mind a few of his forgotten existence as a guy named Moon.

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Download E-books Devil Red (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard) PDF

By Joe R. Lansdale

Hap and Leonard is now a Sundance television series.

If there’s something Hap Collins and Leonard Pine like, it’s trouble—and they specially like getting paid to discover it. So while their good friend and someday boss Marvin Harmon asks the lads to seem right into a cold-case double murder, they’re satisfied to oblige. It seems that either sufferers have been set to inherit a few severe cash, and certainly one of them ran with an honest-to-goodness vampire cult. The extra heavily Hap and Leonard glance over the crime-scene photographs, the extra hassle they see. clone of a crimson devil’s head painted on a tree is simply the beginning—a little examine turns up a slew of murders with that very same fiendish signature. And if issues aren’t bizarre adequate, Leonard has taken to donning a deestalker cap . . . Will this be the case that eventually sends Hap over the edge?

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