Heartsnatcher

Author: Boris Vian
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 9781564782991
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Boris Vian s early death robbed French literature of a novelist who was coherent while still modern. Heartsnatcher is an esoteric, surrealistic comedy about guilt, set in a deceptively familiar, almost ordinary locale. New Statesman

Bryson S Dictionary For Writers And Editors

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 0307373266
Size: 80.40 MB
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From one of the world’s most beloved and bestselling authors, a terrifically useful and readable guide to the problems of the English language most commonly encountered by editors and writers. What is the singular form of graffiti? From what mythological figure is the word “tantalize” derived? One of the English language’s most skilled writers guides us all toward precise, mistake-free usage. Covering spelling, capitalization, plurals, hyphens, abbreviations, and foreign names and phrases, Bryson’s Dictionary for Writers and Editors will be an indispensable companion for all who care enough about our language not to maul, misuse, or contort it. As Bill Bryson notes, “English is a dazzlingly idiosyncratic tongue, full of quirks and irregularities that often seem willfully at odds with logic and common sense.” This dictionary is an essential guide to the wonderfully disordered thing that is the English language. From the Hardcover edition.

Cowboy Angels

Author: Paul Mcauley
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1616143010
Size: 36.34 MB
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The first Turing gate, a mere hundred nanometers across, is forced open in 1963, at the high-energy physics laboratory in Brookhaven; three years later, the first man to travel to an alternate history takes his momentous step, and an empire is born. For fifteen years, the version of America that calls itself the Real has used its Turing gate technology to infiltrate a wide variety of alternate Americas, rebuilding those wrecked by nuclear war, fomenting revolutions and waging war to free others from communist or fascist rule, and establishing a Pan-American Alliance. Then a nation exhausted by endless strife elects Jimmy Carter on a reconstruction and reconciliation ticket, the CIA’s covert operations are wound down, and the Real begins to wage peace rather than war. But some people believe that it is the Real’s manifest destiny to impose its idea of truth, justice, and the American way in every known alternate history, and they’re prepared to do anything to reverse Carter’s peacenik doctrine. When Adam Stone, a former CIA field officer, one of the Cowboy Angels who worked covertly in other histories, volunteers for reactivation after an old friend begins a killing spree across alternate histories, his mission uncovers a startling secret about the operation of the Turing gates and leads him into the heart of an audicious conspiracy to change the history of every America in the multiverse—including our own. This book is a vivid, helter-skelter thriller in which one version of America discovers the true cost of empire building, and one man discovers that an individual really can make a difference. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Simone De Beauvoir

Author: Toril Moi
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199238712
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For the second edition of her landmark study of Simone de Beauvoir, Toril Moi provides a major new introduction discussing current developments in Beauvoir studies as well as the recent publication of papers and letters by Beauvoir, including her letters to her lovers Jacques-Laurent Bost and Nelson Agren, and her student diaries from 1926-7.

The Bee Road

Author: Michel Strickland
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462024580
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At ninety-seven, Grace Campbell, a Scottish immigrant ranchers wife, has drawn strength from magic over the years; she has the gift of second sight. But now, shes been stolen away from the home she loves by her controlling son, Douglas. Even she cant see what her future holds, so she calls in the cavalry for help. Afraid and alone, Grace must now rely on her free-spirited granddaughter Georgiana to bring her back home to die. But Georgiana has a few demons of her own to fight before she can help Grace. At forty-seven, Georgiana has just managed to extricate herself from a disastrously abusive relationshipbut the price she paid for her own freedom was custody of the little stepdaughter she adores. She now questions whether life holds any meaning for her anymore, and she turns to her lost skills for comfort. She hopes that in the rediscovery of her love of pottery, she will learn to love herself again. As the restoration of her pottery studio nears completion, still wrestling with her own grief, she gets the call from her grandmother. On the trip home, they are dogged by Douglas, who has obtained a court order to take his mother back to California. As they fight for Graces freedom and dignity, the two women learn things about themselves and each other. They are on a journey that will change both of their lives foreverone that will test their stamina, their determination, and their ability to believe.

Simone De Beauvoir

Author: Terry Keefe
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Imports
ISBN: 9780389203650
Size: 66.42 MB
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I Think You Re Totally Wrong

Author: David Shields
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0804169810
Size: 24.13 MB
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"An impassioned, funny, probing, fiercely inconclusive, nearly-to-the-death debate, about life and art-cocktails included. Caleb Powell always wanted to become an artist, but he overcommitted to life (he's a stay-at-home dad to three young girls). DavidShields always wanted to become a human being, but he has overcommitted to art. At antipodes since first meeting twenty-five years ago, they headed to a cabin in the Cascade Mountains and threw down. The focus? Life vs. Art. Over the next four days they played chess, shot hoops, hiked, relaxed in a hot tub, watched My Dinner with Andre, Sideways, The Trip, and talked about everything they could think of-genocide, marriage, sex, Toni Morrison, sports, porn, the death penalty, baldness, evil, James Wood, happiness, sports radio, George Bush, drugs, death, betrayal, alcohol, Rupert Murdoch, Judaism, bad book titles-in the name of exploring their central question. While confounding, as much as possible, the divisions between "reality" and "fiction" and between "life" and "art," their dialogue remains dazzlingly provocative and entertaining from start to finish"--