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Long Day's Journey Into Night (Critical Edition) by Eugene O'Neill

By Eugene O'Neill

Eugene O'Neill's autobiographical play "Long Day's trip into Night" is thought of as his masterpiece and a vintage of yank drama. With this new version, finally it has the serious version that it merits. William Davies King presents scholars and theater artists with a useful advisor to the textual content, together with an essay on old and important views; glosses of literary allusions and quotations; notes at the functionality heritage; an annotated bibliography; and illustrations.

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Dreamland by Tom Gilling

By Tom Gilling

Dreamland is Hitchcock at the Hume: an outstanding guy corrupted; an identification stolen; a meandering force from Sydney to Melbourne.
It was once a little lie-to say he used to be the only using Danny Grogan's vehicle while it was once stuck through a velocity digicam. yet Danny hasn't informed him the complete tale, and by the point he works it out, it really is too late.
Soon Nick's 'good deed' has hurled him right into a nightmare of soiled secrets and techniques, corruption and lengthening probability. It leaves him with out choice-he must disappear. His years as against the law reporter taught him much approximately aliases, deception, and getting away with it. yet Nick quickly learns that the individual you're pretending to be could be a lot extra harmful than the individual you actually are.
Tom Gilling's long-awaited Dreamland is fantastically written and compulsively readable-and its subject matters and magnificence mark an enormous departure from Gilling's hugely acclaimed old novels The Sooterkin and Miles McGinty.
'A crime mystery, a street tale, a meditation on identification, this taut, suspenseful novel is imbued with modern issues and anxieties.' Australian Literary Review

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L'homme dans la rue (Maigret, Livre 41) by Georges Simenon

By Georges Simenon

L'Homme dans l. a. rue est une nouvelle de Georges Simenon, parue en 1940.

Historique
La nouvlle a été écrite à Nieul-sur-Mer en 1939.
La nouvelle connaît une édition pré-originale dans l'hebdomadaire « Sept Jours », no eleven et 12 des 15 et 22 décembre 1940, sous le titre Le Prisonnier de los angeles rue. Elle est ensuite reprise sous son titre actuelle en 1950 dans le quantity Maigret et les Petits Cochons sans queue.

Résumé
On a découvert au Bois de Boulogne le cadavre d'un médecin menant une lifestyles mondaine, tué d'un coup de revolver. Devant l'absence d'indices, Maigret décide de faire une reconstitution, espérant ainsi qu'un des badauds présents le mènera sur une piste. C'est ainsi que va commencer une chasse à l'homme qui va durer cinq jours.

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Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey

By Emma Healey

During this darkly riveting debut novel—a subtle mental secret that also is an heartbreakingly sincere meditation on reminiscence, identification, and aging—an aged lady descending into dementia embarks on a determined quest to discover the easiest pal she believes has disappeared, and her look for the reality will return a long time and feature shattering consequences.

Maud, an getting older grandmother, is slowly wasting her memory—and her grip on lifestyle. but she refuses to put out of your mind her ally Elizabeth, whom she is confident is lacking and in bad danger.

But not anyone will take heed to Maud—not her annoyed daughter, Helen, now not her caretakers, no longer the police, and particularly now not Elizabeth’s mercurial son, Peter. Armed with handwritten notes she leaves for herself and an overpowering feeling that Elizabeth wishes her support, Maud resolves to find the reality and store her loved friend.

This singular obsession kinds a cornerstone of Maud’s swiftly dissolving current. however the clues she discovers appear simply to steer her deeper into her earlier, to a different unsolved disappearance: her sister, Sukey, who vanished presently after global conflict II.

As shiny thoughts of a tragedy that happened extra fifty years in the past come flooding again, Maud discovers new momentum in her look for her good friend. may the secret of Sukey’s disappearance carry the major to discovering Elizabeth?

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Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Harper; 1ST variation (June 10, 2014)
Language: English

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The Stories of Mary Gordon by Mary Catherine Gordon

By Mary Catherine Gordon

The tales of Mary Gordon go back us to the excitement of this writer's craft and to her huge expertise as an observer of personality and of the ever-fading American Dream. those items surround the pre- and postwar Irish American kin lifestyles she circles within the early Temporary Shelter sequence, in addition to a wealth of recent fiction that brings her modern characters into center age; it really is their flip to stand physically decline, mortality, and the extra complicated anxieties of contemporary existence. With their strong insights into how we make do, either socially and privately, those tales are a treasure of yankee fiction.

From the exchange Paperback edition.

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Spelaren by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Spelaren är en av Dostojevskij mest kända romaner och publicerades första gången 1867. Berättelsen bygger i stor utsträckning på Dostojevskijs egna spelmissbruk som var ett återkommande challenge i hans liv och en ständig källa until eventually hans dåliga ekonomi. Boken lär ha tillkommit i syfte som avbetalning until en tidigare spelskuld. Handlingen kretsar kring privatläraren Alexei Ivanovich som är anställd hos en rysk normal. Generalen är kraftigt skuldsatt och har tvingats pantsätta sitt gods i Ryssland för att likvidera delar av skulden. Alexei är vansinnigt förälskad i generalens styvdotter och bekänner sig som hennes evige tjänare för att vinna ömsesidig kärlek. until eventually följd av hennes tanklösa uppmaningar försummar Alexei sin anställning och hemfaller i en hopplös spiral av skuldsättning och kasinospel. Spelaren är en intensiv berättelse om komplicerad kärlek, girighet och sociala intriger. Återigen riktar Dostojevskij svidande kritik mot vad han anser vara det moderna livets förfall: kombinationen av materialism och bristen på moralisk rättskänsla. Samtidigt bär denna historia mer än någon annan av hans verk på en personlig prägel i och med hans direkta koppling until spelbegärets avgrunder. Spelaren har gett upphov until eventually inte mindre än tre spelfilmer, en radioteater och en opera. Fjodor Dostojevskij är en av de mest lästa och betydande författarna genom tiderna. Än i dag, över hundratrettio år efter hans död räknas hans verk until de några av de främsta inom världslitteraturen. I hans böcker behandlas ofta de stora frågorna då han, träffande och tidlöst, dissekerar den mänskliga naturen i spänningen mellan det låga och sublima. Dostojevskijs böcker har blivit översatta until eventually fler än a hundred and seventy språk och har influerat en rad framstående författare och filosofer som Hemingway, Chekhov, Sartre och Nietzsche. Omslag: Jesper Wiking

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Amy by Mary Hooper

By Mary Hooper

It's a tough time for Amy--her most sensible buddies have deserted her and she's feeling lonely and weak. Then, she meets Zed in an online chat room and their on-line dating fast develops. Amy is overjoyed to contemplate him her boyfriend. yet is Zed the individual he claims to be? opposed to her personal larger judgement and regardless of her mom and dad warnings, Amy meets Zed on the beach--with scary consequences.

Schools and libraries, mom and dad and teenagers will take pleasure in this insightful, well-written novel. Mary Hooper offers a cautionary tale for this day that's solely sensible, by no means preachy and completely gripping.

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Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann

By Thomas Mann

Denna bok kommer att växa med tiden och bli läst av generationer?, skrev en tysk recensent när Thomas Manns debutroman Buddenbrooks kom ut 1901. Boken erövrade världen och bidrog starkt until att Thomas Mann tilldelades nobelpriset 1929.
Romanen skildrar en familjs utveckling less than fyra generationer från köpmän until konstnärer. Den utspelas i Lübeck, den gamla hansastaden, som här lever upp med sin hamn, sina gator, torg och idylliska omgivningar.
Thomas Mann härstammade själv från en gammal köpmanssläkt i Lübeck och hans roman bygger i stor utsträckning på hans egna upplevelser. Den smärtsamma slitning som han hade känt inom sig mellan faderns trygga borgerlighet och moderns konstnärstemperament speglas i bokens konflikt mellan livskraftiga vardagsmänniskor och ömtåliga konstnärsnaturer.
Därför är Buddenbrooks också mycket mer än en berättelse om en högborgerlig släkts öden. Den är liksom Thomas Manns hela författarskap ett slags andlig självbiografi.
Nu kommer detta mästerverk i en efterlängtad long island svensk översättning (den tidigare är från 1904 och har sedan dess reviderats vid ett par tillfällen). En av höstens stora litterära händelser!

Översättare:Ulrika Wallenström

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The Flying Creatures of Fra Angelico by Antonio Tabucchi

By Antonio Tabucchi

Hypochondria, insomnia, restlessness, and craving are the lame muses of those short pages. i might have beloved to name them Extravaganzas . . . simply because a lot of them wander approximately in an odd outdoor that has no inside of, like drifting splinters. . . . Alien to any orbit, i've got the effect they navigate in established areas whose geometry however is still a secret; let’s say household thickets: the interstitial zones of our day-by-day having to be, or bumps at the floor of lifestyles . . . In them, within the kind of quasi-stories, are the murmurings and mutterings that experience followed and nonetheless accompany me: outbursts, moods, little ecstasies, actual or presumed feelings, grudges, and regrets.

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Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman

By Neil Gaiman

Within the deft arms of Neil Gaiman, magic isn't any mere phantasm . . . and whatever is feasible. In Smoke and Mirrors, Gaiman's mind's eye and ultimate artistry rework an earthly international right into a position of bad wonders—where an outdated lady can buy the Holy Grail at a thrift shop, the place assassins promote it their companies within the telephone book lower than "Pest Control," and the place a anxious younger boy needs to barter for his existence with a mean-spirited troll dwelling underneath a bridge via the railroad tracks. discover a brand new fact, obscured through smoke and darkness but brilliantly tangible, during this notable number of brief works via a grasp prestidigitator. it is going to dazzle your senses, contact your center, and hang-out your goals.

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