Armata de cavalerie. Povestiri din Odesa

Armata de cavalerie. Povestiri din Odesa

Armata de cavalerie. Povestiri din Odesa
Rating 3 / 5 based on 700 votes

Armata de cavalerie. Povestiri din Odesa is Fiction books by Babel Isaac, publish by Elefant Online 2016-06-14. You may find Babel Isaac info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Armata de cavalerie. Povestiri din Odesa details.


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3 (700 readers) Babel Isaac Elefant Online 9734631187 2016-06-14

Book Summary

Povestiri traduse în peste 20 de limbi. Volumul de față grupează integral povestirile din /emArmata de cavalerie, parțial ciclul odesit și alte cîteva texte. Prospețimea privirii auctoriale, alături de poeticitatea textelor – Isaac Babel este un rafinat stilist –, participă la conturarea unor personaje complexe, veridice. Prin fața cititorului se perindă cavaleriști (comandanți, comisari, simpli soldați), țărani, clerici, hoți, negustori, cu toții plini de viață, departe de orice schematism și ostentație. Prin intermediul unor scrisori trimise de pe front, al unor frînturi din zilele de groază, de acalmie ori de pregătire de luptă, dar și prin decuparea unor scene de viață din mediul evreiesc ori din propriul trecut, autorul se descoperă ca pictor ce poate cuprinde în cîteva trăsături de penel, subtil, comic și tragic, destine și înțelepciune, omenescul din om. "Nu poți să nu te întrebi cum ar fi scris Isaac Babel dacă n-ar fi trăit în vremuri atît de tulburate. Fără teroarea istoriei, am fi vorbit acum despre el, poate, cum vorbim despre orice alt celebru artist european.“ (The Guardian) "Lectura lui Babel amintește de tînărul Tolstoi, de Maupassant, Cehov, Stephen Crane și Șalom Alehem. Cu toate acestea, Isaac Babel e diferit: el este un cronicar al situațiilor imposibile, ale căror claritate și precizie dau ficțiunii intensitate lirică și luminozitate.“ (emKirkus Reviews) "Lumea este pentru mine ca un spectacol uriaș, în fața căruia eu sînt singurul spectator fără binoclu. Orchestra anunță preludiul celui de-al treilea act, scena este departe, ca într-un vis, inima îmi tresaltă de plăcere – n-ar fi păcat ca în fața unui asemenea spectacol să fiu orbit de o banală pereche de lentile?“ (Isaac Babel)

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Ocolul Marii Negre in 90 de zile

Ocolul Marii Negre in 90 de zile

Ocolul Marii Negre in 90 de zile
Rating 4 / 5 based on 150 votes

Ocolul Marii Negre in 90 de zile is Literary Collections books by Sabina Fati, publish by Humanitas SA 2020-11-06. You may find Sabina Fati info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Ocolul Marii Negre in 90 de zile details.


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4 (150 readers) Sabina Fati Humanitas SA 9735056135 2020-11-06

Book Summary

„În 2016, în jurul Mării Negre am văzut aproape peste tot militari, iar în spatele atmosferei relaxate, pe care o întâlneşti în general în porturi, am simţit precipitare şi nelinişte, de parcă zilele bune se apropie de sfârşit, dacă nu cumva s-au terminat deja. Această mare capricioasă, aflată între lumi, parcă mereu nervoasă şi greu de stăpânit, este un loc al nesfârşitelor dispute, al nemulţumirilor ascunse şi al strategiilor războinice. Perioadele de aparentă linişte n-au fost lipsite de bătălii, iar peisajul întregii regiuni a suferit permanent fragmentări, comasări, rupturi, dislocări, anexări. Țările din jurul Mării Negre n-au fost niciodată prietene, poate şi fiindcă oamenii nu sunt interesaţi să se cunoască între ei, nu sunt curioşi să știe nici cum trăiesc vecinii şi nici ce-ar putea cumpăra de la ei. Mirarea şi dorinţa de cunoaştere a grecilor antici, care au înfiinţat fiecare port cu tradiţie de la Pontul Euxin, au fost înlocuite la început de lăcomie şi apoi de orgoliul dominaţiei întregii mări. Sferele de influenţă abandonate şi reconstruite după 2014, când pentru prima dată în Europa postbelică un stat a luat cu japca un teritoriu vecin, au transformat iarăşi Marea Neagră într-un loc al confruntărilor. Aici, totul se întâmplă încet-încet, iavaş-iavaş, ciut-ciut, în aşteptarea «celui de-al nouălea val», care ar putea fi devastator.“ (Sabina FATI) „Fac parte din categoria «conservatorilor» care mai cred încă în diferenţa dintre sexe. Aşa încât, în 2015, am spus despre Sabina Fati că, pentru călătoria de 15 000 de kilometri pe care a făcut-o singură, vreme de 80 de zile, pe Drumul Mătăsii, ar fi meritat premiul «femeia anului». Şi totuşi nu despre o simplă performanţă cu iz de eroism este vorba în cazul Sabinei Fati. Dacă şi-a pus viaţa în joc, cum, iată, după doi ani, o face din nou, să nu uităm că isprava ei se soldează cu un câştig enorm pentru noi toţi: din călătoria în jurul Mării Negre prin Ucraina, Rusia, Crimeea, Abhazia, Georgia, Turcia, Bulgaria şi România a rezultat o carte care ne ajută să ne limpezim istoria, geopolitica şi cultura lumii în care suntem aşezaţi. Să ne bucurăm de drumul pe care l-a bătut, ca să fim mai puţin ignoranţi.“ (Gabriel LIICEANU)

Viata din visele lui Suhanov

Viata din visele lui Suhanov

Viata din visele lui Suhanov
Rating 4 / 5 based on 703 votes

Viata din visele lui Suhanov is Fiction books by Olga Grushin, publish by Grup Editorial Litera 2021-07-04. You may find Olga Grushin info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Viata din visele lui Suhanov details.


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4 (703 readers) Olga Grushin Grup Editorial Litera 6063374159 2021-07-04

Book Summary

La cincizeci și șase de ani, Suhanov își contemplă realizările. Este redactorul-șef al unei reviste de artă, căsătorit cu dragostea vieții lui, are un apartament de lux și un raft de cărți publicate. În seara unui eveniment de ținută, o jurnalistă îl acuză de ipocrizie, părere împărtășită de propria fiică. Soția pleacă fără să-l anunțe, lăsându-l fără mașina de lux cu șofer angajat. Iar la ieșire, se întâlnește cu un vechi cunoscut din viața lăsată în urmă cu mulți ani înainte. La redacție, se vede depășit de istorie, anchilozat în militantismul hrușciovian, incapabil să se adapteze la glasnost și perestroika. Toate acestea declanșează în Suhanov o trezire a conștiinței, manifestată prin suprapunerea amintirilor peste prezent, a visului peste realitate, a delirului peste tot mai firavele stări de luciditate. Care este adevărul despre moartea tatălui său? Care a fost momentul în care și-a schimbat crezul și vocația artistică pe un trai confortabil și ascensiune socială? Viața din visele lui Suhanov este un roman politic, un roman despre prietenie și morală, despre artă, dar și un mare roman de dragoste. Iată un roman contemporan atât de bun, încât am simțit nevoia să cumpăr zece exemplare și să le trimit prietenilor... Cu ecouri din Nabokov și Bulgakov, este un strălucit debut în ficțiune, o carte care ne reamintește ce contribuție superbă a avut și încă are tradiția rusă la arta literară, în comparație cu propriul nostru univers literar arid, aflat în cădere liberă. The Independent

Drumul

Drumul

Drumul
Rating 3 / 5 based on 857 votes

Drumul is Fiction books by Grossman Vasili, publish by Elefant Online 2016-06-14. You may find Grossman Vasili info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Drumul details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (857 readers) Grossman Vasili Elefant Online 9734631284 2016-06-14

Book Summary

Volumul reunește povestiri, nuvele, eseuri, articole și scrisori, oferind o perspectivă mai largă asupra vieții și operei lui Vasili Grossman. Din selecția povestirilor fac parte "În orașul Berdicev" (orașul natal al lui Grossman, din Ucraina de astăzi), precum și una dintre lucrările sale mai tîrzii, "Mama", o povestire despre viața unei fetițe adoptate de un membru aflat la conducerea NKVD, care ajunge în orfelinat după destituirea tatălui ei, fără să-și amintească multe despre părinții adoptivi. Volumul include, de asemenea, textul complet al înfiorătoarelor relatări de la Treblinka, studiul "Madona Sixtină", precum și două scrisori ale autorului adresate mamei sale moarte, în vremuri dintre cele mai sumbre.

Queen of Spades and Other Stories

Queen of Spades and Other Stories

Queen of Spades and Other Stories
Rating 3 / 5 based on 112 votes

Queen of Spades and Other Stories is Fiction books by Alexander Pushkin, publish by Alma Books 2018-01-01. You may find Alexander Pushkin info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Queen of Spades and Other Stories details.


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3 (112 readers) Alexander Pushkin Alma Books 0714545961 2018-01-01

Book Summary

This collection of Pushkin's stories begins with 'The Queen of Spades', perhaps the most celebrated short story in Russian literature. The young Hermann, while watching some friends gambling, hears a rumour of how an officer's grandmother is always able to predict the three winning cards in a game. He becomes obsessed with the woman and her seemingly mystical powers, and seeks to extract the secret from her at any cost.This volume, part of a new series of the complete works of Pushkin in English, also includes 'Dubrovsky', the story of a man's desire to avenge himself after his land is unjustly taken from him by an aristocrat; 'The Negro of Peter the Great', a tale inspired by Pushkin's maternal grandfather; and the unfinished story 'Egyptian Nights', a meditation on poetry and the poet. Together, they represent some of the most striking and enduring pieces of Pushkin's prose fiction.

David Golder

David Golder

David Golder
Rating 3 / 5 based on 5 votes

David Golder is Fiction books by Irene Nemirovsky, publish by Vintage Canada 2010-11-05. You may find Irene Nemirovsky info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the David Golder details.


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3 (5 readers) Irene Nemirovsky Vintage Canada 0307370704 2010-11-05

Book Summary

In 1929, 26-year-old Irène Némirovsky shot to fame in France with the publication of her first novel David Golder. At the time, only the most prescient would have predicted the events that led to her extraordinary final novel Suite Française and her death at Auschwitz. Yet the clues are there in this astonishingly mature story of an elderly Jewish businessman who has sold his soul. Golder is a superb creation. Born into poverty on the Black Sea, he has clawed his way to fabulous wealth by speculating on gold and oil. When the novel opens, he is at work in his magnificent Parisian apartment while his wife and beloved daughter, Joy, spend his money at their villa in Biarritz. But Golder’s security is fragile. For years he has defended his business interests from cut-throat competitors. Now his health is beginning to show the strain. As his body betrays him, so too do his wife and child, leaving him to decide which to pursue: revenge or altruism? Available for the first time since 1930, David Golder is a page-turningly chilling and brilliant portrait of the frenzied capitalism of the 1920s and a universal parable about the mirage of wealth.

For Two Thousand Years

For Two Thousand Years

For Two Thousand Years
Rating 3 / 5 based on 8 votes

For Two Thousand Years is Fiction books by Mihail Sebastian, publish by Penguin UK 2016-02-25. You may find Mihail Sebastian info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the For Two Thousand Years details.


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3 (8 readers) Mihail Sebastian Penguin UK 0241189624 2016-02-25

Book Summary

'Absolutely, definitively alone', a young Jewish student in Romania tries to make sense of a world that has decided he doesn't belong. Spending his days walking the streets and his nights drinking and gambling, meeting revolutionaries, zealots, lovers and libertines, he adjusts his eyes to the darkness that falls over Europe, and threatens to destroy him. Mihail Sebastian's 1934 masterpiece, now translated into English for the first time, was written amid the anti-Semitism which would, by the end of the decade, force him out of his career and turn his friends and colleagues against him. For Two Thousand Years is a prescient, heart-wrenching chronicle of resilience and despair, broken layers of memory and the terrible forces of history.

A Good Man is Hard to Find

A Good Man is Hard to Find

A Good Man is Hard to Find
Rating 4 / 5 based on 50 votes

A Good Man is Hard to Find is Fiction books by Flannery O'Connor, publish by McClelland & Stewart 2015-11-03. You may find Flannery O'Connor info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the A Good Man is Hard to Find details.


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4 (50 readers) Flannery O'Connor McClelland & Stewart 1551999358 2015-11-03

Book Summary

A masterful collection of short fiction from one of America’s greats. The centerpiece of the collection, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” tells the story of a family road trip that takes a dark turn when they cross paths with an escaped murderer. Including other great stories like “A Stroke of Good Fortune” and “A Circle in the Fire,” O’Connor’s gift for mesmerizing prose makes this a must-read. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Journal 1935–1944

Journal 1935–1944

Journal 1935–1944
Rating 5 / 5 based on 1 votes

Journal 1935–1944 is History books by Mihail Sebastian, publish by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012-11-30. You may find Mihail Sebastian info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Journal 1935–1944 details.


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5 (1 readers) Mihail Sebastian Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1442223111 2012-11-30

Book Summary

Hailed as one of the most important portrayals of the dark years of Nazism, this powerful chronicle by the Romanian Jewish writer Mihail Sebastian offers a lucid and finely shaded analysis of erotic and social life, a Jew’s diary, a reader’s notebook, a music-lover’s journal. Despite the pressure of hatred and horror in the “huge anti-Semitic factory” that was Romania in the years of World War II, his writing maintains the grace of its perceptive and luminous intelligence. The legacy of a journalist, novelist, and playwright, Sebastian’s Journal stands as one of the most important human and literary documents of the climate that preceded the Holocaust in Eastern Europe.

Ravelstein

Ravelstein

Ravelstein
Rating 3 / 5 based on 897 votes

Ravelstein is Fiction books by Saul Bellow, publish by Penguin 2015-05-12. You may find Saul Bellow info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Ravelstein details.


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3 (897 readers) Saul Bellow Penguin 1101665459 2015-05-12

Book Summary

Abe Ravelstein is a brilliant professor at a prominent midwestern university and a man who glories in training the movers and shakers of the political world. He has lived grandly and ferociously-and much beyond his means. His close friend Chick has suggested that he put forth a book of his convictions about the ideas which sustain humankind, or kill it, and much to Ravelstein's own surprise, he does and becomes a millionaire. Ravelstein suggests in turn that Chick write a memoir or a life of him, and during the course of a celebratory trip to Paris the two share thoughts on mortality, philosophy and history, loves and friends, old and new, and vaudeville routines from the remote past. The mood turns more somber once they have returned to the Midwest and Ravelstein succumbs to AIDS and Chick himself nearly dies. Deeply insightful and always moving, Saul Bellow's new novel is a journey through love and memory. It is brave, dark, and bleakly funny: an elegy to friendship and to lives well (or badly) lived.

Children of the Soil

Children of the Soil

Children of the Soil
Rating 4 / 5 based on 964 votes

Children of the Soil is Fiction books by Henryk Sienkiewicz, publish by Good Press 2021-05-19. You may find Henryk Sienkiewicz info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Children of the Soil details.


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4 (964 readers) Henryk Sienkiewicz Good Press EAN:4057664607607 2021-05-19

Book Summary

"Children of the Soil" by Henryk Sienkiewicz (translated by Jeremiah Curtin). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

"Cat Person" and Other Stories

"Cat Person" and Other Stories
Rating 3.5 / 5 based on 5 votes

"Cat Person" and Other Stories is Fiction books by Kristen Roupenian, publish by Simon and Schuster 2019-01-15. You may find Kristen Roupenian info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the "Cat Person" and Other Stories details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3.5 (5 readers) Kristen Roupenian Simon and Schuster 1982101652 2019-01-15

Book Summary

FEATURING A BRAND NEW STORY “What’s special about ‘Cat Person,’ and the rest of the stories in You Know You Want This, is the author’s expert control of language, character, story—her ability to write stories that feel told, and yet so unpretentious and accessible that we think they must be true.” —The New York Times Book Review “Kristen Roupenian isn’t just an uncannily great writer, she also knows things about the human psyche—things that I always supposed I would learn at some point, but never did…The world has made a lot more sense since reading this book.” —Miranda July, New York Times bestselling author “If you think you know what this collection will be like, you’re wrong. These stories are sharp and perverse, dark and bizarre, unrelenting and utterly bananas. I love them so, so much.” —Carmen Maria Machado, National Book Award Finalist and author of Her Body and Other Parties A compulsively readable collection of short stories that explore the complex—and often darkly funny—connections between gender, sex, and power across genres. Previously published as You Know You Want This, “Cat Person” and Other Stories brilliantly explores the ways in which women are horrifying as much as it captures the horrors that are done to them. Among its pages are a couple who becomes obsessed with their friend hearing them have sex, then seeing them have sex…until they can’t have sex without him; a ten-year-old whose birthday party takes a sinister turn when she wishes for “something mean”; a woman who finds a book of spells half hidden at the library and summons her heart’s desire: a nameless, naked man; and a self-proclaimed “biter” who dreams of sneaking up behind and sinking her teeth into a green-eyed, long-haired, pink-cheeked coworker. Spanning a range of genres and topics—from the mundane to the murderous and supernatural—these are stories about sex and punishment, guilt and anger, the pleasure and terror of inflicting and experiencing pain. These stories fascinate and repel, revolt and arouse, scare and delight in equal measure. And, as a collection, they point a finger at you, daring you to feel uncomfortable—or worse, understood—as if to say, “You want this, right? You know you want this.”

Michael Zévaco's the Pardaillan

Michael Zévaco's the Pardaillan

Michael Zévaco's the Pardaillan
Rating 3 / 5 based on 266 votes

Michael Zévaco's the Pardaillan is Fiction books by Acqua Tofana, publish by Author House 2011-01-27. You may find Acqua Tofana info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Michael Zévaco's the Pardaillan details.


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3 (266 readers) Acqua Tofana Author House 1449040691 2011-01-27

Book Summary

In this third exciting installment of Michael Zvacos novels The Pardaillan is filled with more treacheries, palace intrigues, murder plots, which culminate eventually with the greatest tragedy in the history of the world as of that time with the St. Bartholomew Massacre. A permanent peace between the Roman Catholics and French Protestants, or Huguenots, invites the later ones to come to Paris. However, it was a ruse and shortly after the marriage of Princess Margot with Henri of Navarre the battle begins, which turned the streets of Paris literary in rivers of blood. But, where are our heroes the Pardaillan? The knight of Pardaillan continues to court (in his imaginings) the daughter of Francis of Montmorency, Louise, who is seeking to marry her with the Count of Margency. While the old Pardaillan finds himself in the Temple awaiting the most horrific tortures imaginable. Learn about this intriguing denouement in the third volume Aqua Toffana. And learn what happened to the rest of our personages. The Queens swarm of female assassins goes to work under the nave of the church in an orgy of blood, fulfilling Catherine of Medici grand plans of power to retain the crown of France for her predilect son the duke of Anjou. The Lady in Mourning finally meets her lover Francis of Montmorency in a surprising reunion. Lets travel together to a romantic epoch of swashbuckling with Michael Zvaco at the helm and our itinerary The Pardaillan - Aqua Toffana

Anna K

Anna K

Anna K
Rating 4 / 5 based on 798 votes

Anna K is Young Adult Fiction books by Jenny Lee, publish by Flatiron Books 2020-03-03. You may find Jenny Lee info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Anna K details.


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4 (798 readers) Jenny Lee Flatiron Books 1250236428 2020-03-03

Book Summary

A national indie bestseller! Meet Anna K: every happy teenage girl is the same, while every unhappy teenage girl is miserable in her own special way... At seventeen, Anna K is at the top of Manhattan and Greenwich society (even if she prefers the company of her horses and dogs); she has the perfect (if perfectly boring) boyfriend, Alexander W.; and she has always made her Korean-American father proud (even if he can be a little controlling). Meanwhile, Anna's brother, Steven, and his girlfriend, Lolly, are trying to weather an sexting scandal; Lolly’s little sister, Kimmie, is struggling to recalibrate to normal life after an injury derails her ice dancing career; and Steven’s best friend, Dustin, is madly (and one-sidedly) in love with Kimmie. As her friends struggle with the pitfalls of ordinary teenage life, Anna always seems to be able to sail gracefully above it all. That is...until the night she meets Alexia “Count” Vronsky at Grand Central. A notorious playboy who has bounced around boarding schools and who lives for his own pleasure, Alexia is everything Anna is not. But he has never been in love until he meets Anna, and maybe she hasn’t, either. As Alexia and Anna are pulled irresistibly together, she has to decide how much of her life she is willing to let go for the chance to be with him. And when a shocking revelation threatens to shatter their relationship, she is forced to question if she has ever known herself at all. Dazzlingly opulent and emotionally riveting, Anna K: A Love Story is a brilliant reimagining of Leo Tolstoy's timeless love story, Anna Karenina—but above all, it is a novel about the dizzying, glorious, heart-stopping experience of first love and first heartbreak.

Stalin

Stalin

Stalin
Rating 4 / 5 based on 263 votes

Stalin is Biography & Autobiography books by Oleg V. Khlevniuk, publish by Yale University Press 2015-05-19. You may find Oleg V. Khlevniuk info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Stalin details.


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4 (263 readers) Oleg V. Khlevniuk Yale University Press 030016694X 2015-05-19

Book Summary

An engrossing biography of the notorious Russian dictator by an author whose knowledge of Soviet-era archives far surpasses all others. Josef Stalin exercised supreme power in the Soviet Union from 1929 until his death in 1953. During that quarter-century, by Oleg Khlevniuk’s estimate, he caused the imprisonment and execution of no fewer than a million Soviet citizens per year. Millions more were victims of famine directly resulting from Stalin’s policies. What drove him toward such ruthlessness? This essential biography offers an unprecedented, fine-grained portrait of Stalin the man and dictator. Without mythologizing Stalin as either benevolent or an evil genius, Khlevniuk resolves numerous controversies about specific events in the dictator’s life while assembling many hundreds of previously unknown letters, memos, reports, and diaries into a comprehensive, compelling narrative of a life that altered the course of world history. In brief, revealing prologues to each chapter, Khlevniuk takes his reader into Stalin’s favorite dacha, where the innermost circle of Soviet leadership gathered as their vozhd lay dying. Chronological chapters then illuminate major themes: Stalin’s childhood, his involvement in the Revolution and the early Bolshevik government under Lenin, his assumption of undivided power and mandate for industrialization and collectivization, the Terror, World War II, and the postwar period. At the book’s conclusion, the author presents a cogent warning against nostalgia for the Stalinist era. “This brilliant, authoritative, opinionated biography ranks as the best on Stalin in any language.”—Martin McCauley East-West Review “A historiographical and literary masterpiece.”—Mark Edele, Australian Book Review “A very digestible biography, yet one packed with revelations.”—Paul E. Richardson, Russian Life Magazine

Poetry and the Language of Oppression

Poetry and the Language of Oppression

Poetry and the Language of Oppression
Rating 3 / 5 based on 727 votes

Poetry and the Language of Oppression is Literary Criticism books by Carmen Bugan, publish by Oxford University Press 2021-06-17. You may find Carmen Bugan info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Poetry and the Language of Oppression details.


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3 (727 readers) Carmen Bugan Oxford University Press 0192638777 2021-06-17

Book Summary

A first-hand account of the creative process that engages with the language of oppression and with politics in our time. How does the poet become attuned to the language of the world's upheaval? How does one talk insightfully about suffering, without creating more of it? What is freedom in language and how does the poet who has endured political oppression write himself or herself free? What is literary testimony? Poetry and the Language of Oppression is a consideration of the creative process that rests on the conviction that poetry is of help in moments of public duress, providing an illumination of life and a healing language. Oppression, repression, expression, as well as their tools (prison, surveillance, gestures in language) have been with us in various forms throughout history, and this volume represents a particular aspect of these conditions of our humanity as they play out in our time, providing another instance of the communion, and sometimes confrontation, with the language that makes us human.

The Book of Whispers

The Book of Whispers

The Book of Whispers
Rating 4 / 5 based on 132 votes

The Book of Whispers is Fiction books by Varujan Vosganian, publish by Yale University Press 2017-10-24. You may find Varujan Vosganian info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Book of Whispers details.


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4 (132 readers) Varujan Vosganian Yale University Press 0300231172 2017-10-24

Book Summary

A harrowing account of the Armenian Genocide documented through the stories of those who managed to survive and descendants who refuse to forget The grandchild of Armenians who escaped widespread massacres during the Ottoman Empire a century ago, Varujan Vosganian grew up in Romania hearing firsthand accounts of those who had witnessed horrific killings, burned villages, and massive deportations. In this moving chronicle of the Armenian people’s almost unimaginable tragedy, the author transforms true events into a work of fiction firmly grounded in survivor testimonies and historical documentation. Across Syrian desert refugee camps, Russian tundra, and Romanian villages, the book chronicles individual lives destroyed by ideological and authoritarian oppression. But this novel tells an even wider human story. Evocative of all the great sufferings that afflicted the twentieth century—world wars, concentration camps, common graves, statelessness, and others—this book belongs to all peoples whose voices have been lost. Hailed for its documentary value and sensitive authenticity, Vosganian’s work has become an international phenomenon.

The Town with Acacia Trees

The Town with Acacia Trees

The Town with Acacia Trees
Rating 3 / 5 based on 403 votes

The Town with Acacia Trees is Fiction books by Mihail Sebastian, publish by Aurora Metro Publications Ltd. 2020-11-26. You may find Mihail Sebastian info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the The Town with Acacia Trees details.


Rating Author Publisher Isbn Publish Date
3 (403 readers) Mihail Sebastian Aurora Metro Publications Ltd. 1912430304 2020-11-26

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On a cold bright day, fifteen year old Adriana Dunea wakes up to find that her world has transformed overnight. Her parents irritate her, school is a bore and her body is changing in ways she does not understand. As the seasons turn, she grows into a beautiful young woman, forges new friendships and falls in and out of love. Yet her days spent dreaming of romance and listening to the latest gramophone records in her provincial town swiftly come to an end when the sudden opportunity arises to move to Bucharest. Seduced by the charms of the ‘Little Paris of the East’, a chance encounter with the hot-headed composer Cello Viorin tests her attachment to her longstanding sweetheart, Gelu. In this witty, lyrical coming-of-age novel, Mihail Sebastian sensitively charts his heroine’s journey of self-awakening as she discovers the limits of her freedom and strives to shape her identity as a woman.

Anna Karenina (Vintage Classic Russians Series)

Anna Karenina (Vintage Classic Russians Series)

Anna Karenina (Vintage Classic Russians Series)
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Anna Karenina (Vintage Classic Russians Series) is Fiction books by Leo Tolstoy, publish by Random House 2010-10-31. You may find Leo Tolstoy info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Anna Karenina (Vintage Classic Russians Series) details.


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4 (1 readers) Leo Tolstoy Random House 1409059464 2010-10-31

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'One of the greatest love stories in world literature' Vladimir Nabokov Anna is a beautiful, intelligent woman whose passionate affair with the dashing Count Vronsky leads her to ruin. But her story is also about a search for meaning, and by twinning it with that of Levin, an awkward idealist whose happy marriage and domestic trials form the backdrop for a similar quest, Tolstoy creates a rich and complex masterpiece that has captured the imagination of readers for decades. 'I've read and re-read this novel and every time I find another layer in the story' Philippa Gregory TRANSLATED BY LOUISE AND AYLMER MAUDE VINTAGE CLASSICS RUSSIAN SERIES - sumptuous editions of the greatest books to come out of Russia during the most tumultuous period in its history.

Digimodernism

Digimodernism

Digimodernism
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Digimodernism is Social Science books by Alan Kirby, publish by Bloomsbury Publishing USA 2009-05-01. You may find Alan Kirby info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Digimodernism details.


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4 (1 readers) Alan Kirby Bloomsbury Publishing USA 1441110968 2009-05-01

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A bold new challenge to postmodern theory The increasing irrelevance of postmodernism requires a new theory to underpin our current digital culture. Almost without anybody noticing, a new cultural paradigm has taken center stage, displacing an exhausted and increasingly marginalized postmodernism. Alan Kirby calls this cultural paradigm digimodernism, a name comprising both its central technical mode and the privileging of fingers and thumbs inherent in its use. Beginning with the Internet (digimodernism's most important locus), then taking into account television, cinema, computer games, music, radio, etc., Kirby analyzes the emergence and implications of these diverse media, coloring our cultural landscape with new ideas on texts and how they work. This new kind of text produces distinctive forms of author and reader/viewer, which, in turn, lead to altered notions of authority, 'truth' and legitimization. With users intervening physically in the creation of texts, our electronically-dependent society is becoming more involved in the grand narrative. To clarify these trends, Kirby compares them to the contrasting tendencies of the preceding postmodern era. In defining this new cultural age, the author avoids both facile euphoria and pessimistic fatalism, aiming instead to understand and thereby gain control of a cultural mode which seems, as though from nowhere, to have engulfed our society. With new technologies unfolding almost daily, this work will help to categorize and explain our new digital world and our place in it, as well as equip us with a better understanding of the digital technologies that have a massive impact on our culture.

Tess of the d'Ubervilles

Tess of the d'Ubervilles

Tess of the d'Ubervilles
Rating 3 / 5 based on 586 votes

Tess of the d'Ubervilles is Fiction books by Thomas Hardy, publish by Xist Publishing 2016-04-08. You may find Thomas Hardy info or books all over the internet. Visit Amazon to find out the Tess of the d'Ubervilles details.


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3 (586 readers) Thomas Hardy Xist Publishing 1681959658 2016-04-08

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Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy from Coterie Classics All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book. “Did it never strike your mind that what every woman says, some women may feel?” ― Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles Tess of the d'Urbervilles is a heartbreaking tale of a woman going to every length to try and do what is right, only to have fate tease her at each turn.


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