By Colette, Willy
L. a. strange comédie que fut le jour de mon mariage ! Trois semaines de fiançailles, l. a. présence fréquente de ce Renaud que j’aime à l’affolement, ses yeux gênants, et ses gestes (contenus cependant) plus gênants encore, ses lèvres toujours en quête d’un bout de moi me firent pour ce jeudi-là une mine aiguë de chatte brûlante. Je ne compris rien à sa réserve, à son abstention, dans ce temps-là ! J’aurais été toute à lui, dès qu’il eût voulu ; il le sentait bien.
By Armistead Maupin
“An tremendously gifted author. . . . through writing approximately what’s probably diversified, Armistead Maupin regularly manages to trap what’s so hilariously, painfully real for all of us.” —Amy Tan, writer of The Bonesetter’s Daughter
“Maupin writes with heat, acuity and super wit. . . . learn him.” —Publishers Weekly
Following the luck of his New York occasions bestseller Michael Tolliver Lives, Armistead Maupin’s Mary Ann in Autumn is a touching portrait of friendship, relatives, and clean starts off, because the urban by way of the Bay welcomes again Mary Ann Singleton, the cherished Tales of the City heroine who began all of it. a brand new bankruptcy starts within the lives of either Mary Ann and Michael “Mouse” Tolliver while she returns to San Francisco to rejoin her oldest good friend after years in long island City…the reunion that fanatics of Maupin’s cherished stories of the town sequence were anticipating for years.
By Irvine Welsh
At Edinburgh's division of Environmental healthiness, hard-drinking, womanising officer Danny Skinner desires to discover secrets and techniques: 'the bed room secrets and techniques of the grasp chefs', secrets and techniques he believes may perhaps simply support him comprehend his self-destructive impulses. however the arrival of the virginal, model-railway fanatic Brian Kibby on the division provokes an uncharacteristic reaction in Skinner, and threatens to throw his challenge off beam. fed on by means of loathing for his nemesis, Skinner enacts a curse, and while Kibby contracts a bad and debilitating secret virus, Skinner knows that their destinies are supernaturally certain, and he's confronted with a negative drawback.
By Lewis Carroll
The end result of a life of scholarship, The Annotated Alice is a landmark occasion within the wealthy background of Lewis Carroll and reason to rejoice the extraordinary occupation of Martin Gardner.
For over part a century, Martin Gardner has demonstrated himself as one of many world's prime specialists on Lewis Carroll. His Annotated Alice, first released in 1959, has over part 1000000 copies in print around the globe and is cherished through either households and scholars―for it was once Gardner who first decoded some of the mathematical riddles and wordplay that lay ingeniously embedded in Carroll's vintage tales, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the having a look Glass.
Forty years after this groundbreaking e-book, Norton is proud to submit the Definitive variation of The Annotated Alice, a piece that mixes the notes of Gardner's 1959 version together with his 1990 quantity, More Annotated Alice, in addition to extra discoveries drawn from Gardner's encyclopedic wisdom of the texts. Illustrated with John Tenniel's vintage, liked art―along with many lately came across Tenniel pencil sketches―The Annotated Alice should be Gardner's most pretty and enduring tribute to Carroll's masterpieces yet.
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By Christopher Priest
The town is winched alongside tracks via a devastated land choked with opposed tribes. Rails has to be freshly laid sooner than town and thoroughly got rid of in its wake. Rivers and mountains current approximately insurmountable demanding situations to the ingenuity of the city’s engineers. but when the town doesn't movement, it's going to fall farther and farther at the back of the “optimum” into the crushing gravitational box that has remodeled lifestyles in the world. the one replacement to development is death.
the key directorate that governs town makes definite that its population be aware of not anything of this. Raised in universal in crèches, nurtured on artificial meals, avoided principally from venturing open air the closed circuit of the town, they're conscientiously sheltered from the dire prerequisites that experience come to outline human life. And but the town is in challenge. the folks are growing to be restive, the inhabitants is dwindling, and the rulers comprehend that, for all their efforts, slowly yet definitely town is slipping ever farther at the back of the optimum.
Helward Mann is a member of the city’s elite. higher than an individual, he is aware how tenuous is the city’s persisted lifestyles. however the world—he is set to discover—is infinitely stranger than the unusual global he believes he is aware so good.
During this bright assortment, Schmitt writes approximately remorse and redemption, concerning the roles of affection and reminiscence in our lives, all with a lightness and compassion that's as infrequent because it is inspiring.
By Thomas B. Costain
The ultimate quantity in A heritage of the Plantagenets covers the century from 1377 to 1485 whilst civil struggle ravaged England, rebellious peasants marched on London and wandering preachers sowed dissent within the credulous negative.
The final Plantagenet monarchs ruled in violence and confusion. Kings got here and went, deposed or murdered. Princes and nobles slaughtered or have been slaughtered in bloody battles or deepest feuds. It used to be an period of really good successes, tragic reverses and wild extravagance.
"No guy writes well known heritage with higher understanding." (The ny occasions)
A historical past of the Plantagenets contains The Conquering kinfolk, The excellent Century, the 3 Edwards and The final Plantagenets.
As a transformative philosopher of the 20th century, whose paintings spanned all branches of the arts, Michel Foucault had a posh and profound courting with literature. And but this severe element of his proposal, since it was once principally expressed in speeches and interviews, continues to be almost unknown to even his such a lot dependable readers. This ebook brings jointly formerly unpublished transcripts of oral shows during which Foucault speaks at size approximately literature and its hyperlinks to a couple of his relevant subject matters: insanity, language and feedback, and fact and desire.
The institutions among insanity and language—and insanity and silence—preoccupy Foucault in 1963 radio proclaims, offered the following, during which he levels between literary examples from Cervantes and Shakespeare to Diderot, prior to taking on questions on Artaud’s literary correspondence, lettres de cachet, and the materiality of language. In his lectures at the family between language, the literary paintings, and literature, he discusses Joyce, Proust, Chateaubriand, Racine, and Corneille, in addition to the linguist Roman Jakobson. What we all know as literature, Foucault contends, starts off with the Marquis de Sade, to whose writing—particularly los angeles Nouvelle Justine and Juliette—he devotes an entire two-part lecture sequence concentrating on notions of literary self-consciousness.
Following his meditations on background within the lately released Speech starts after Death, this present quantity makes transparent the significance of literature to Foucault’s suggestion and highbrow development.
By Nelson DeMille, Thomas Block
Twelve miles above the Pacific Ocean, a missile moves a jumbo passenger jet. The flight group is crippled or lifeless. Now, defying either nature and guy, 3 survivors needs to in achieving the most unlikely. Land the aircraft. From grasp storyteller Nelson DeMille and grasp pilot Thomas Block comes Maydaythe vintage bestseller that packs a supersonic surprise at each flip of the page....the such a lot terrifyingly reasonable air catastrophe mystery ever. Like a becoming tidal wave, the escaping air used to be amassing momentum. A teenaged woman in aisle 18, seat D, close to the port-side aisle, her seat dislocated through the unique impression, without notice came upon herself gripping her seat song at the ground, her overturned seat nonetheless strapped to her physique. The seatbelt failed and the seat shot down the aisle. She misplaced her grip and was once dragged after it. Her eyes have been packed with horror as she dug her nails into the carpet, because the racing air pulled her towards the yawning gap that led outdoor. Her cries have been unheard by means of even these passengers who sat slightly inches clear of her fight. The noise of the escaping air was once so loud that it was once now not decipherable as sound, yet appeared in its place a superior factor pounding on the humans of their seats......