By Joshua Cohen
"Joshua Cohen has created a visionary novel that's terrifying and heartbreaking and humbling in its luminous brilliance. in my opinion, it firmly areas the writer at the related point as Kafka."—Michael Disend, writer of Stomping the Goyim
"The concept that there are a number of heavens, correct ones and fallacious ones, white ones and black ones, is driven to its fantastical limits through Brooklyn author Joshua Cohen in his dream-world novel of the afterlife. . . . Heaven is a hard yet worthwhile learn on thematic and formal levels."—The Brooklyn Rail
"A breathless flight of managed delirium, an exquisitely blasphemous journey of an afterlife the place earth's dominion, in all its terror and glory, trumps the spectacular and overturns the realm to come back. . . . It's a courageous booklet that are meant to earn its younger writer the reader's profound and enduring admiration."—Steve Stern, writer of The Frozen Rabbi
When a ten-year-old Jewish boy is exploded on a Jerusalem road via a ten-year-old Palestinian boy, he wakes up in a heaven nobody in his culture ready him for, a heaven of others. Joshua Cohen's novel stands on the crossroads of a conflicted urban and wordplay that either celebrates and dismantles culture.
By Edith Wharton
In a tradition ruled by means of males who refuse to take ladies heavily, aside from them from the genuine company of existence, Undine Spragg moves out to find how some distance good looks and bold can hold her.
She makes use of her popularity like a blunt software and golf equipment her manner up the social ladder with a chain of more and more helpful marriages.
She is the small city woman made stable, the country who outsmarts big apple society and strikes directly to continental princelings. There looks no restrict to her conquests, yet happiness evades her. we will expect her fall, yet are powerless to intervene.
"Brilliantly written. it may be learn as a parable." (Saturday evaluation)
By Charles Simic
By Joseph Allen Bryant
" Authors mentioned comprise: Wendell Berry, Erskine Caldwell, Truman Capote, Ralph Ellison, William Faulkner, Shelby Foote, Zora Neal Hurston, Bobbie Ann Mason, Cormac McCarthy, Flannery O'Connor, William Styron, Anne Tyler, Alice Walker, Robert Penn Warren, Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams, Thomas Wolfe, Richard Wright, and plenty of extra. by means of international struggle II, the Southern Renaissance had demonstrated itself as the most major literary occasions of the century, and this present day a lot of the easiest American fiction is southern fiction. although the flowering of lifelike and local-color writing throughout the first 20 years of the century used to be an indication of items to return, the interval among the 2 international wars was once the the most important one for the South's literary improvement: a literary revival in Richmond got here to fruition; at Vanderbilt college a gaggle of younger males produced The Fugitive, a amazing, debatable journal that released the various century's most sensible verse in its short run; and the e-book and common reputation of Faulkner (among others) inaugurated the nice flood of southern writing that was once to stick with in novels, brief tales, poetry, and performs. With greater than 40 years of expertise writing and interpreting concerning the topic, and friendships with some of the figures mentioned, J. A. Bryant is uniquely certified to supply the 1st entire account of southern American literature considering the fact that 1900. Bryant can pay cognizance to either the cultural and the ancient context of the works and authors mentioned, and provides the knowledge in an relaxing, obtainable type. No lover of serious American literature can manage to pay for to be with no this e-book.
By Valerie Worth
This captivating little magic booklet holds the rigorously guarded secrets and techniques clever girl of bygone days may have penned in her grimoire through candlelight. natural elixirs, strong charms, amulets, balms for all folks who come to her looking their heart's hope: stronger health and wellbeing and therapeutic, security, love, marriage, fertility, wealth, youthfulness, beauty.
Quaint and mystic, this treasury of lore additionally describes twelve rituals to steer you thru the mysteries of an entire yr of seasons. start with an ice-sparkling rite for the 1st day of the yr and have fun the iciness solstice in a wonderful burst of pink and gold fireplace. every one rite grows out of the unchanging truths of the cycle of seasons and of the universe itself.
By María Amparo Ruiz de Burton
A significant rediscovery—the first novel via a Mexican American Woman
María Amparo Ruiz de Burton used to be the 1st Mexican American lady to put in writing novels in English and the 1st nineteenth-century California author to post a singular within the aftermath of the Mexican-American battle. Her first ebook, Who may Have proposal It?, tells the tale of Lola, a tender, orphaned Mexican lady rescued from Indian captors by way of one Dr. Norval, who returns with Lola to his New England domestic. even though the townspeople in the beginning shun the interloper, they develop into transfixed by way of Lola as soon as be aware concerning the gold accompanying her will get out. throughout the riveting own tale of a tender girl’s coming-of-age, Who could Have notion It? deals a beautiful portrayal of the conflict of cultures and groups, and a clean viewpoint on Civil battle the United States.
By Thornton Wilder
Drawing on such targeted assets as Thornton Wilder's unpublished letters, journals, and decisions from the broad annotations Wilder made years later within the margins of the booklet, Tappan Wilder's Afterword provides a distinct measurement to the reissue of this across the world acclaimed novel.
The Ides of March, first released in 1948, is a superb epistolary novel set in Julius Caesar's Rome. Thornton Wilder referred to as it "a fantasia on sure occasions and individuals of the final days of the Roman republic." via vividly imagined letters and files, Wilder brings to existence a dramatic interval of worldwide historical past and certainly one of history's so much magnetic, elusive personalities.
In this artistic narrative, the Caesar of background turns into Caesar the individual. Wilder additionally resurrects the arguable figures surrounding Caesar -- Cleopatra, Catullus, Cicero, and others. All Rome comes crowding via those pages -- the Rome of villas and slums, appealing girls and brawling youths, spies and assassins.
By John Steinbeck
First released in 1938, this quantity of reports gathered with the encouragement of his longtime editor Pascal Covici serves as a superb advent to the paintings of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck. Set within the appealing Salinas Valley of California, the place uncomplicated humans farm the land and fight to discover a spot for themselves on the planet, those tales mirror Steinbeck’s attribute pursuits: the tensions among city and nation, workers and vendors, prior and current. integrated listed below are the O. Henry Prize-winning tale “The Murder”; “The Chrysanthemums,” might be Steinbeck’s so much tough tale, either for my part and artistically; “Flight,” “The Snake,” “The White Quail,” and the vintage stories of “The pink Pony.” With an creation and notes through John H. Timmerman.
Chicana creativity and criticism: new frontiers in American by Maria Herrera-Sobek, Helena Maria Viramontes
By Maria Herrera-Sobek, Helena Maria Viramontes
This provocative mixture of unique poetry, prose, feedback, and visible artwork records the ongoing progress of literature by means of and approximately Chicanas. via cutting edge use of language and pictures, the artists represented right here discover lady sexuality, monetary and social injustice, gender roles, and the contributions of severe theory.Chicana Creativity and feedback, first released in 1988, comprises poetry by way of Lorna Dee Cervantes, Lucha Corpi, Evangelina Vigil-Pin?n, Denise Ch?vez, and Naomi Quin?nez; prose by way of Alma E. Cervantes, Helena Mar?a Viramontes, Roberta Fern?ndez, and Sheila Ortiz Taylor; feedback by means of Tey Diana Rebolledo, Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano, Norma Alarc?n, and Mar?a Herrera-Sobek; and artwork by means of Carmen Lomas Garza, Yreina Cerv?ntez, and Laura Aguilar.