In a red one she records her political life, her disillusionment with communism. In one, with a black cover, she reviews the African experience of her earlier years. The golden notebook is doris lessing's most important work and has left its mark upon the ideas and feelings of a whole generation of women.
The Golden Notebook: A Novel Perennial Classics #ad - New york times book reviewAnna is a writer, author of one very successful novel, who now keeps four notebooks. In a yellow one she writes a novel in which the heroine relives part of her own experience.
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In the decaying city, he becomes obsessed with an exquisite Polish boy, besieged by an unnamed epidemic, Tadzio. It is a story of the voluptuousness of doom, ” Mann wrote.
The Stories of John Cheever Vintage InternationalVintage #ad - National bestsellerwinner of the pulitzer prizewinner of the national Book AwardWhen The Stories of John Cheever was originally published, it became an immediate national bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize. In the years since, it has become a classic. Vintage books is proud to reintroduce this magnificent collection.
Here are sixty-one stories that chronicle the lives of what has been called "the greatest generation. From the early wonder and disillusionment of city life in "the enormous Radio" to the surprising discoveries and common mysteries of suburbia in "The Housebreaker of Shady Hill" and "The Swimmer, " Cheever tells us everything we need to know about "the pain and sweetness of life.
Prisons We Choose to Live Inside Cornelia & Michael Bessie BooksHarper Perennial #ad - One of the most important writers of the past hundred years. The times londonin this perceptive collection of essays, doris lessing addresses directly the prime questions before us all: how to think for ourselves, how to pick a path in a world deluged with opinions and information, how to understand what we know, and how to look at our society and ourselves with fresh eyes.
The Heart of the MatterOpen Road Media #ad - . Of a spirit lost in the darkness of the flesh” New York Herald Tribune. But when he’s passed over for a promotion as commissioner of police, the humiliation hits hardest for his wife, Louise. Drawn from graham greene’s own experiences as a British intelligence officer in Sierra Leone, The Heart of the Matter is “a powerful, deep-striking novel.
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Lattimore breathes modern life into Homer’s epic, vengeful gods, treachery, bringing this classic work of heroes, monsters, and redemption to life for modern readers. An american poet and classicist, Richmond Lattimore’s translation of The Odyssey is widely considered among the best available in the English language.
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An absorbing mixture of history and imagination, and told with McBride’s meticulous eye for detail and character, The Good Lord Bird is both a rousing adventure and a moving exploration of identity and survival. Eventually little onion finds himself with Brown at the historic raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859—one of the great catalysts for the Civil War.
The Good Lord Bird: A Novel #ad - Henry shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1857, when the region is a battleground between anti- and pro-slavery forces. Soon to be a showtime limited series starring ethan hawke winner of the national book award for fiction a washington post, and kill 'em and Leave, a James Brown biography, Song Yet Sung, Oprah Magazine Top 10 Book of the Year From the bestselling author of The Color of Water, Publishers Weekly, Five-Carat Soul, comes the story of a young boy born a slave who joins John Brown’s antislavery crusade—and who must pass as a girl to survive.
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Mary turner is a self-confident, independent young woman who becomes the depressed, frustrated wife of an ineffectual, unsuccessful farmer. Little by little the ennui of years on the farm works its slow poison. There is passion here, a piercing accuracy, a rare sensitivity and power. Mary's despair progresses until the fateful arrival of Moses, an enigmatic, virile black servant.
Shylock Is My Name: William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice Retold: A Novel Hogarth ShakespeareHogarth #ad - While strulovich struggles to reconcile himself to his daughter beatrice's “betrayal” of her family and heritage—as she is carried away by the excitement of Manchester high society, and into the arms of a footballer notorious for giving a Nazi salute on the field—Shylock alternates grief for his beloved wife with rage against his own daughter's rejection of her Jewish upbringing.
In this provocative and profound interpretation of The Merchant of Venice, Shylock is juxtaposed against his present-day counterpart in the character of art dealer and conflicted father Simon Strulovitch. With characteristic irony, parenthood, Jacobson presents Shylock as a man of incisive wit and passion, concerned still with questions of identity, anti-Semitism and revenge.
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. Herbook makes you slow down and listen, and then watch for people to reveal themselves. Wonderfully imaginative andoriginal. La timesthe prose is beautiful, and you feel those characters like real people. Andre gregoryas skilled as Alice Munro in maneuvering her characters, and the reader, through time. Highly recommended.
The News from Spain: Seven Variations on a Love Story Vintage Contemporaries #ad - Bookpagejoan wickersham has done it again: astonished, enchanted, and moved me. New york times Book ReviewElegantly structured, emotionally compelling. Short stories don't get much better than this.
The Largesse of the Sea Maiden: StoriesRandom House #ad - Twenty-five years after jesus’ son, a haunting new collection of short stories on mortality and transcendence, from national book award winner and two-time pulitzer prize finalist denis johnsonnational bestseller • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Dwight Garner, The New York Times • Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air • Chicago Tribune • Newsday • New York • AV Club • Publishers Weekly“Ranks with the best fiction published by any American writer during this short century.
New york“A posthumous masterpiece. Entertainment weeklynamed one of the best books of the year by the new york times book review • the washington post • npr • the Boston Globe • New York Public Library • Kirkus Reviews • BloombergThe Largesse of the Sea Maiden is the long-awaited new story collection from Denis Johnson.
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Praise for the largesse of the Sea Maiden “An instant classic. Newsday “Exceptional luminosity.