Category: Literature

The Virgin Suicides: A Novel

By Jeffrey Eugenides

First released in 1993, The Virgin Suicides introduced the arriving of an enormous new American novelist. In a quiet suburb of Detroit, the 5 Lisbon sisters--beautiful, eccentric, and obsessively watched via the local boys--commit suicide one after the other over the process a unmarried yr. because the boys become aware of them from afar, transfixed, they piece jointly the secret of the family's deadly depression, during this hypnotic and unforgettable novel of adolescent love, disquiet, and dying. Jeffrey Eugenides conjures up the sentiments of minor with haunting sensitivity and darkish humor and creates a coming-of-age tale in contrast to any of our time. tailored right into a seriously acclaimed movie by means of Sofia Coppola, The Virgin Suicides is a contemporary vintage, a lyrical and undying story of intercourse and suicide that transforms and mythologizes suburban middle-American life.

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These Things Hidden

By Heather Gudenkauf

When youngster Allison Glenn is distributed to criminal for a heinous crime, she leaves at the back of her popularity as Linden Falls' golden lady endlessly. Her mom and dad deny the life in their once-perfect baby. Her former buddies exult her downfall. Her sister, Brynn, faces whispered rumors on a daily basis within the hallways in their small Iowa highschool. it really is Brynn—shy, quiet Brynn—who incorporates the load of what rather occurred that evening. All she desires is to put out of your mind Allison and the earlier that haunts her.

But then Allison is published to a midway condo, and is extra decided than ever to talk together with her estranged sister.

Now their legacy of secrets and techniques is targeted on one little boy. And if as a matter of fact published, the implications should be incredible for the adoptive mom who loves him, the lady who attempted to guard him and the 2 sisters who carry the major to all that's hidden.

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A Student's Guide Through the Great Physics Texts, Volume 2: Space, Time and Motion (Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics)

By Kerry Kuehn

This booklet presents a chronological advent to the technological know-how of movement and leisure in keeping with the examining and research of important parts of Galileo’s Dialogues pertaining to New Sciences, Pascal’s Treatise at the Equilibrium of Fluids and the burden of the Mass of Air, Newton’s Mathematical ideas of common Philosophy, and Einstein’s Relativity.

Each bankruptcy starts off with a brief creation via a studying choice. conscientiously crafted research questions draw out key issues within the textual content and concentration the reader’s consciousness at the author’s tools, research, and conclusions. Numerical and laboratory workouts on the finish of every bankruptcy attempt the reader’s skill to appreciate and follow key recommendations from the text.

Space, Time and movement is the second one of 4 volumes in A Student’s consultant during the nice Physics Texts. This booklet grew out of a four-semester undergraduate physics curriculum designed to inspire a serious and circumspect method of ordinary technological know-how, whereas whilst getting ready scholars for complicated coursework in physics.

This publication is especially compatible as a college-level textbook for college students of the traditional sciences, heritage or philosophy. It additionally serves as a textbook for complicated high-school scholars, or as a thematically-organized source-book for students and stimulated lay-readers. In learning the vintage clinical texts integrated herein, the reader may be drawn towards a life of contemplation.

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The Stories of John Cheever

By John Cheever

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

When The tales of John Cheever was once initially released, it turned an instantaneous nationwide bestseller and received the Pulitzer Prize.  In the years considering the fact that, it has turn into a classic.  Vintage Books is proud to reintroduce this wonderful collection.

Here are sixty-one tales that chronicle the lives of what has been referred to as "the maximum generation."  From the early ask yourself and disillusionment of urban existence in "The huge, immense Radio" to the awesome discoveries and customary mysteries of suburbia in "The Housebreaker of Shady Hill" and "The Swimmer," Cheever tells us every little thing we have to learn about "the ache and beauty of life."

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La Superba

By Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer

"If Italo Calvino made up our minds to make one among his invisible towns obvious, the end result could glance whatever like Pfeijffer's Genoa." — Benjamin Moser

An absolute pleasure to learn, La Superba, winner of the main prestigious Dutch literary prize, is a Rabelaisian, stylistic tour-de-force a couple of author who turns into trapped in his stroll at the wild part in mysterious and unique Genoa, centering at the tales of migration and immigration, criminal and unlawful, telling the tale of recent Europe. half migrant tale, half perverse shuttle advisor, La Superba is a totally postmodern ode to the mind's eye that lovingly describes the labyrinthine and magical urban that Pfeijffer calls domestic: Genoa, Italy, the town often called l. a. Superba for its good looks and wealthy history.

Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer (b. 1968), poet, dramatist, novelist, well known within the Netherlands as a grasp of language, is the single two-time winner of the Tzum Prize for "the most pretty sentence written in Dutch" (including one in La Superba!).

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The Cambridge Introduction to T. S. Eliot (Cambridge Introductions to Literature)

By John Xiros Cooper

T. S. Eliot is not just the most very important poets of the 20 th century; as literary critic and commentator on tradition and society, his writing remains to be profoundly influential. each scholar of English needs to interact together with his writing to appreciate the process glossy literature. This publication offers the ideal creation to key elements of Eliot's existence and paintings, in addition to to the broader contexts of modernism during which he wrote. John Xiros Cooper explains how Eliot used to be prompted via the highbrow weather of either twentieth-century Britain and the US, and the way he grew to become a key cultural determine on either side of the Atlantic. the ongoing controversies surrounding his writing and his concept also are addressed. With an invaluable consultant to extra analyzing, this is often the main informative and available creation to T. S. Eliot.

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Mood Indigo: A Novel (FSG Classics)

By Boris Vian

The foundation of the recent significant motion picture from Michel Gondry, starring Audrey Tautou, the liked French glossy vintage hailed as "the such a lot poignant love tale of our time" through Raymond Queneau

The tale is easy: Boy meets woman; boy marries woman; woman falls in poor health on their honeymoon with a water lily at the lung, that could simply be handled through being surrounded by way of plants; boy is going broke desperately attempting to retain his real love alive.
First released in 1947, Mood Indigo perfectly captures the feverishly inventive, depression romance of mid-century Saint-Germain-des-Prés. lately voted quantity ten on Le Monde's record of the a hundred Books of the Century (the most sensible ten additionally integrated works through Camus, Proust, Kafka, Hemingway, and Steinbeck), Boris Vian's novel has been an icon of French literature for 50 years―the avant-garde, populist masterpiece through considered one of twentieth-century Paris's so much interesting cultural figures, a touchstone for generations of innovative youngsters, a jazz-fueled, science-fiction-infused, attractive, fantastical, nouveau-decadent tear-jerker that has charmed and beguiled thousands of readers around the globe. With the aid of Michel Gondry and Audrey Tautou, it truly is set to seduce many, many more.

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Nightwoods: A Novel

By Charles Frazier

Charles Frazier, the acclaimed writer of Cold Mountain and 13 Moons, returns with a stunning novel set in small-town North Carolina within the early Nineteen Sixties. together with his exceptional portrait of Luce, a tender lady who inherits her murdered sister’s bothered twins, Frazier has created his so much memorable heroine. ahead of the youngsters, Luce was once content material with the reimbursements of the wealthy Appalachian panorama, settling on to dwell except the small group round her. however the coming of the kids alterations every little thing, cracking open her solitary existence in tough, hopeful, harmful methods. In a lean, tight narrative, Nightwoods resonates with the timelessness of a superb paintings of art.
“Impossible to shake.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Fantastic.”—The Washington Post
“Astute and compassionate.”—The Boston Globe

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In Defense of Reading: Teaching Literature in the Twenty-First Century

By Daniel R. Schwarz

Written by way of influential scholar-critic and award-winning Daniel R. Schwarz, In safeguard of interpreting: instructing Literature within the Twenty-First Century is a passionate and cheerful safety of the pleasures of examining. This stimulating booklet presents useful insights for academics and scholars on why we learn and the way we learn after we embark on "the odyssey of reading."

  • Provides beneficial insights into why and the way we read
  • Addresses matters and difficulties within the modern college and provides insights into the future
  • Explores the lifetime of the brain, the rewards and joys of devoted educating, and the connection among educating and scholarship within the modern university
  • Draws at the author's 40 years of educating experience
  • Following his long-term dedication to shut interpreting and historicism, Schwarz exhibits how the simplest literary feedback needs to either admire textual content and context
  • Contains insightful and significant readings of a large diversity of texts, together with these through Joyce, Woolf, Conrad, Forster, Gordimer, and Spiegelman's Maus

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Cicero 'Haruspex': Political Prognostication and the Viscera of a Deceased Body Politic

By Maridien Schneider

This monograph explores Marcus Tullius Cicero's expertise and interpretation of latest political occasions as mirrored in his inner most correspondence over the past years of either the Roman republic and his personal lifestyles. Cicero's correspondence supplies an in depth view of present political occasions in Rome and constitutes, including Caesar's writings, our significant modern facts for the situations of the civil warfare of forty nine BC. The theoretical enter of Cicero's predecessors, their perceptions of constitutional improvement (in specific of Roman politics) in addition to Cicero's belief in their political theories are scrutinized to figure out the level of Cicero's understanding of a bigger trend of political occasions.

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