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Wordsworth's Philosophic Song (Cambridge Studies in Romanticism)

By Simon Jarvis

Wordsworth wrote that he longed to compose 'some philosophic Song/Of fact that cherishes our day-by-day life'. but he by no means accomplished The Recluse, his lengthy philosophical poem. Simon Jarvis argues that Wordsworth's aspiration to 'philosophic track' is significant to his greatness, and adjusted the best way English poetry was once written. a few critics see Wordworth as a scientific philosopher, whereas for others he's a poet first, and a philosopher basically (if in any respect) moment. Jarvis indicates in its place how crucial either philosophy and the 'song' of poetry have been to Wordsworth's fulfillment. Drawing on complex paintings in continental philosophy and social conception to handle the ideological assaults that have ruled a lot fresh remark, Jarvis reads Wordsworth's writing either significantly and philosophically, to teach how Wordsworth thinks via and in verse. This learn rethinks the relation among poetry and society itself via analysing the tensions among pondering philosophically and writing poetry.

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Inverted World (New York Review Books Classics)

By Christopher Priest

The town is winched alongside tracks via a devastated land choked with opposed tribes. Rails needs to be freshly laid prior to 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 town doesn't circulation, it is going to fall farther and farther in the back of the “optimum” into the crushing gravitational box that has remodeled lifestyles in the world. the one substitute to growth is death.
the key directorate that governs the town makes certain that its population comprehend not anything of this. Raised in universal in crèches, nurtured on man made foodstuff, avoided specially from venturing open air the closed circuit of the town, they're conscientiously sheltered from the dire prerequisites that experience come to outline human lifestyles. And but town is in concern. the folks are becoming restive, the inhabitants is dwindling, and the rulers understand that, for all their efforts, slowly yet without doubt the town is slipping ever farther at the back of the optimum.
Helward Mann is a member of the city’s elite. greater than someone, he understands how tenuous is the city’s persisted life. however the world—he is ready to discover—is infinitely stranger than the unusual international he believes he is familiar with so good.

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The Making of London: London in Contemporary Literature

By Sebastian Groes

London has develop into the point of interest of a ferocious innovative strength because the upward thrust of Thatcher. The Making of London analyses the physique of remarkable paintings through writers who've unconditionally dedicated their writing to the numerous lives of a urban present process advanced modifications. The e-book lines an important shift within the illustration of the capital urban, from the postmodern obsession with textuality, the shoring up of London's myths opposed to a declining social cloth, and an exuberant multicultural utopia, to an nervous post-9/11 city that has fallen aside. Is London undone? Authors lined contain Maureen Duffy, Michael Moorcock, J. G. Ballard, Angela Carter, Iain Sinclair, Peter Ackroyd, Salman Rushdie, Martin Amis, Ian McEwan, Hanif Kureishi, Will Self, Zadie Smith and Monica Ali.

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The Guest Room: A Novel

By Chris Bohjalian

From the New York occasions bestselling writer of Midwives and The Sandcastle ladies comes the spellbinding story of a celebration long past horribly mistaken: males lie lifeless in a suburban lounge, girls are at the run from police, and a wedding is ripping aside on the seams.

while Kristin Chapman concurs to allow her husband, Richard, host his brother’s bachelor celebration, she expects a certain quantity of debauchery. She brings their younger daughter to new york for the night, leaving her Westchester domestic to the lads and their employed leisure. What she doesn't count on is that this: bacchanalian drunkenness, her husband sharing a dangerously intimate second within the visitor room, and girls stabbing and killing their Russian bodyguards sooner than riding off into the night.

within the aftermath, Kristin and Richard’s existence swiftly spirals into nightmare. The police throw them out in their domestic, now against the law scene, Richard’s funding banking company places him on indefinite depart, and Kristin is uncertain if she will be able to forgive her husband for the instant he shared with a dark-haired woman within the visitor room. however the dark-haired woman, Alexandra, faces a miles graver risk. in a single breathless, violent evening, she is unfastened, working to flee the police who will arrest her and the gangsters who will kill her in a heartbeat. an enthralling, chilling tale approximately disgrace and scandal, The visitor Room is a riveting novel from one in all our best storytellers.

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The Cider House Rules

By John Irving

First released in 1985, The Cider apartment Rules is decided in rural Maine within the first half the 20 th century. the unconventional tells the tale of Dr. Wilbur Larch–saint and obstetrician, founder and director of the orphanage within the city of St. Cloud’s, ether addict and abortionist. this is often additionally the tale of Dr. Larch’s favourite orphan, Homer Wells, who's by no means followed.

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A Swiftly Tilting Planet (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet)

By Madeleine L'Engle

In A quickly Tilting Planet by way of Madeleine L'Engle, a significant other to the Newbery Award winner A Wrinkle in Time and A Wind within the Door, fifteen-year-old Charles Wallace and the unicorn Gaudior adopt a deadly trip via time in a determined try to cease the destruction of the area via the mad dictator Madog Branzillo. they don't seem to be by myself of their quest. Charles Wallace's sister, Meg--grown and awaiting her first baby, yet nonetheless in a position to input her brother's concepts and feelings by means of "kything"--goes with him in spirit. Charles Wallace needs to face the last word try of his religion and his will as he's despatched inside 4 humans from once more, there to go looking for the way to sidestep the tragedy threatening all of them.

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Oublier, trahir, puis disparaître

By Camille de Toledo

Camille de Toledo signe ici le troisième volet d’une « trilogie européenne ». Après Le Hêtre et le Bouleau, à los angeles suite de Vies pøtentielles, Oublier, trahir, puis disparaître discover, entre conte et récit mythologique, le temps européen, à los angeles charnière du XXe et du XXIe siècle, à l’heure où se pose los angeles query de l’oubli et de los angeles trahison...

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Mercier and Camier

By Samuel Beckett

Mercier and Camier, Beckett’s first postwar novel and his first in French, has been defined as a forerunner of his most famed paintings, awaiting Godot. just like the play, Mercier and Camier revolves round wandering vagabonds. Their trip is defined as rather effortless going, without frontiers or seas to be crossed. The reader by no means understands the place the adventure starts off or the place it ends and the radical is much less concerning the characters’ actual growth than their exchanges in regards to the that means in their trip, their targets, and lifestyles typically. one in every of Beckett’s extra obtainable works, Mercier and Camier is one in every of his early endeavors to scan with constitution and reimagine the unconventional because it were known.

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By José Lins do Rego

About the writer (from Goodreads):

José Lins do Rego Cavalcanti (July three, 1901 in Pilar Paraíba - September 12, 1957 in Rio de Janeiro) was once a Brazilian novelist so much identified for his semi-autobiographical "sugarcane cycle." those novels have been the foundation of movies that had distribution within the English talking international. besides Graciliano Ramos and Jorge Amado he stands as one of many maximum regionalist writers of Brazil. based on Otto Maria Carpeaux (Brazilian literary critic), José Lins used to be "the final of the tale tellers". His first novel, Menino de Engenho ("Boy from the plantation"), used to be released with trouble, yet quickly it obtained praised by means of the critics.

Sobre o livro:

Integrantes do chamado “Ciclo do Cangaço”, PEDRA BONITA e CANGACEIROS, de José Lins do Rêgo, abordam a realidade nordestina, fortemente marcada pela seca e pelo movimento do cangaço.

Lançado em 1953, CANGACEIROS retoma a história de Bentinho Já adulto, o rapaz se apaixona pela bela Alice. Irmão do mais famoso cangaceiro da região, o rapaz vive um amor proibido, uma vez que sua namorada é filha de um homem que odeia o cangaço.

Apesar de ter uma história de amor como fio condutor, o sertão é o grande protagonista dessa saga. Com seu estilo crítico e observador das desigualdades sociais, José Lins do Rêgo aborda a luta pela sobrevivência no sertão, a brutalidade do cangaço e os motivos que levam os homens a entrar para o movimento.

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