Category: Literature


By Graciliano Ramos

About the author:

Graciliano Ramos used to be greatly one among an important Brazilian authors of the 20 th century. He was once a seminal voice within the literary "regionalism" movement.
As a toddler Ramos lived in lots of towns of Northeastern Brazil, tormented by poverty and critical climatic conditions (droughts). After high-school, Graciliano went to Rio de Janeiro the place he labored as a journalist. In 1915 he traveled to Palmeira dos Indios, nation of Alagoas, to reside along with his father and in 1927 he used to be elected mayor.
In 1933 he released his first e-book, Caetés. many years later he was once jailed through the Getúlio Vargas govt, on a cost that used to be by no means made transparent. His reports in penitentiary might develop into a distinct own deposition, Memórias do Cárcere.
Graciliano died in 1953, on the age of 60. His "dry" kind of writing and the clash among the identification and the area are the numerous marks of his works.

About the ebook (in Portuguese):

Marco do romance moderno brasileiro, "Angústia" é a expressão máxima do embate, entre a subjetividade do escritor e a realidade objetiva é sempre opressora, que se revela na figura de um pequeno funcionário e sua consciência de condenado à mediocridade.

Show description

Continue reading Angústia

Latin American Literature and Its Times

By Joyce Moss, Lorraine Valestuk

From college Library Journal

This first publication in a 12-volume sequence dedicated to the literature of alternative geographic areas highlights Latin American literature and Latino works "produced within the United States." association is alphabetical by way of name. long, informative essays speak about person poems and fiction and nonfiction titles with a spotlight at the political, cost-effective, and social contexts during which the items have been written. the decisions variety from Pablo Neruda's ebook of poetry The Heights of Macchu Picchu, written in 1943 while the poet visited the Peruvian ruins, to Ariel Dorfman's play loss of life and the Maiden, set in 1990 in a rustic implied to be Chile, to the often-assigned 100 Years of Solitude via Gabriel Garc'a M rquez. Sidebars offer excerpts from the literary works, quotations, and extra details. each one essay concludes with an inventory "For extra Information." Black-and-white photos, motion picture stills, and reproductions are sprinkled all through. the single crisis to Latin American Literature is that its content material is restricted to 50 works.

Reina Huerta, big apple urban Public Schools

From Library Journal

The first quantity in a chain treating fiction, poetry, and literary nonfiction from world wide, this reference publication covers 50 significant works from Spanish-speaking Latin the US, Brazil, and Latino writers within the usa. those works have been chosen by way of collage professors, with the entries contributed by means of specialist writers and teachers. whereas a couple of older works are integrated, like these by means of Sor Juana Ines de los angeles Cruz and Friar Bartolome de las Casas, the bulk are from this century, by means of authors resembling Pablo Neruda, Julia Alvarez, and Octavio Paz. Entries spotlight how the social and political occasions of the time motivated the literature and the way the literature illuminates heritage. every one contributor summarizes the paintings and relates its assets, context, and reception; citations for extra studying also are supplied. unique writer biographies and literary feedback are past the scope of the sequence. as an alternative, this e-book can be worthy in heritage classes that use literary resources, as historical past studying in literature classes, and for leisure readers looking a extra trained learn. urged for educational and public libraries.

-Anna Youssefi, Univ. of Houston Lib.

Show description

Continue reading Latin American Literature and Its Times

The Romance of Tristan and Iseut (Hackett Classics)

The first English language translation of Bedier's vintage paintings in approximately seventy years, this quantity is the single version that gives ancillary fabrics to aid the reader comprehend the historical past of the legend and Bedier's technique in growing his vintage retelling.

Show description

Continue reading The Romance of Tristan and Iseut (Hackett Classics)

A Morning for Flamingos

By James Lee Burke

A regimen project transporting death-row prisoners to their executions is going fatally unsuitable, leaving Dave Robicheaux brutally wounded and his companion lifeless. keen about revenge, Dave is persuaded through the DEA to head undercover into the torrid sleepy depths of recent Orleans, a unstable global of Mafia drug-running and Cajun voodoo magic. He turns into irrevocably tangled up within the nightmarish internet surrounding Mafia don Tony Cardo and needs to positioned himself opposed to his personal worst fears to be able to live to tell the tale.

Show description

Continue reading A Morning for Flamingos

Jude the Obscure

Jude the vague, the final accomplished of Thomas Hardy's novels, begun as serial in December 1894 and was once first released in booklet shape in 1895. Its protagonist, Jude Fawley, is a working-class younger guy, a stonemason, who desires of turning into a pupil. the opposite major personality is his cousin, Sue Bridehead, who's additionally his valuable love curiosity. the unconventional is worried specifically with problems with category, schooling, faith and marriage. the unconventional tells the tale of Jude Fawley, who lives in a village in southern England (part of Hardy's fictional county of Wessex), who yearns to be a student at "Christminster", a urban modelled on Oxford. As a early life, Jude teaches himself Classical Greek and Latin in his spare time, whereas operating first in his great-aunt's bakery, with the wish of coming into collage. yet sooner than he can attempt to do that the naïve Jude is seduced by means of Arabella Donn, a slightly coarse and superficial neighborhood lady who traps him into marriage via pretending to be pregnant. the wedding is a failure, and so they separate by way of mutual contract, and Arabella later emigrates to Australia, the place she enters right into a bigamous marriage. by means of this time, Jude has deserted his classical reviews.

Show description

Continue reading Jude the Obscure

Free Food for Millionaires

By Min Jin Lee

NPR Fresh Air most sensible Ten Books of the Year

USA Today most sensible Ten Books of the Year

The instances (London) most sensible Ten Books of the Year

The nationally bestselling, "ambitious and compulsively readable" (San Francisco Chronicle) American tale of sophistication, society and identity.

The daughter of Korean immigrants, Casey Han has subtle diction, a closeted ardour for interpreting the Bible, a well-liked white boyfriend, and a magna cum laude measure in economics from Princeton, yet no activity and an habit to the issues she can't manage to pay for within the glittering global of new york. during this critically-acclaimed debut, Min Jin Lee tells not just Casey's tale, but additionally these of her sheltered mom, scarred father, and neighbors either Korean and Caucasian, exposing the unbelievable layers of a group clinging to its outdated methods and a urban full of suffering haves and have-nots.

Show description

Continue reading Free Food for Millionaires


By Samuel Beckett

Molloy, the 1st of the 3 masterpieces which represent Samuel Beckett’s recognized trilogy, seemed in French in 1951, seven months later through Malone Dies (Malone meurt) and years later by way of The Unnamable (L’Innommable). Few works of up to date literature were so universally acclaimed as significant to their time and to our realizing of the human experience.

Show description

Continue reading Molloy

The Complete Works of John Buchan (Unabridged): Thriller Classics, Spy Novels, Supernatural Tales, Short Stories, Poetry, Historical Works, The Great War ... Biographies & Memoirs - All in One Volume

This conscientiously crafted book: “The whole Works of John Buchan (Unabridged)” is formatted to your eReader with a sensible and precise desk of contents:
Richard Hannay Series
The Thirty-Nine Steps
Mr Standfast
The 3 Hostages
The Island of Sheep
Dickson McCunn and the 'Gorbals Die-hards' Series
Castle Gay
The residence of the 4 Winds
Sir Edward Leithen Series
The Power-House
John Macnab
The Dancing Floor
The hole within the Curtain
Sick center River
Other Novels
Sir Quixote of the Moors
John Burnet of Barns
A misplaced girl of outdated Years
The Half-Hearted
A resort within the Wilderness
Prester John
Salute to Adventurers
The direction of the King
Witch Wood
The Blanket of the Dark
A Prince of the Captivity
The loose Fishers
The Magic strolling Stick
The Courts of the Morning
Short Stories
Grey Weather
The Moon Endureth: Tales
The some distance Islands
The King of Ypres
The Keeper of Cademuir
The Runagates Club...
The Pilgrim Fathers
Ballad for gray Weather
The Moon Endureth: Fancies
Poems, Scots and English...
Historical & Political Works:
The African Colony: experiences within the Reconstruction
Days to recollect: The British Empire within the nice War
The conflict of Jutland
The conflict of the Somme, First Phase
The conflict of the Somme, moment Phase
Nelson's background of the battle (Volumes I-V)
Scholar Gipsies
A booklet of Escapes and moved quickly Journeys
Montrose: A History
Lord Minto, A Memoir
Sir Walter Scott
The King's Grace 1910-1935
Autobiography & Biography
Memory Hold-the-door
Unforgettable, Unforgotten via A. M. Buchan
John Buchan (1875-1940) was once a Scottish novelist and historian and likewise served as Canada's Governor normal. His works contain novels, collections of brief tales, historiographical works and biographies. yet, the main recognized of his books have been the journey and secret agent thrillers, so much significantly The Thirty-Nine Steps, and it's for those that he's now top remembered.

Show description

Continue reading The Complete Works of John Buchan (Unabridged): Thriller Classics, Spy Novels, Supernatural Tales, Short Stories, Poetry, Historical Works, The Great War ... Biographies & Memoirs - All in One Volume