Hallucinating Foucault

By Patricia Duncker

No paintings of fiction has explored the undercurrents of affection among a author and a reader as seductively as "Hallucinating Foucault", a panoramic literary debut. "One of the easiest novels of the year".--A.S.

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Banned Books: Literature Suppressed on Religious Grounds, Revised Edition (2006)

By Margaret Bald

Censorship of spiritual and philosophical hypothesis is as previous as background and as present as ultra-modern headlines. some of the world's significant spiritual texts, together with the Bible, the Talmud, the Koran, and others, were suppressed, condemned, or proscribed at your time. Works of secular literature touching upon spiritual trust or reflecting dissenting perspectives have additionally been suppressed. "Literature Suppressed on non secular Grounds, Revised variation" profiles the censorship of many such crucial works of civilization. The 14 entries new to this variation comprise huge assurance of the "Harry Potter" sequence, which has been often banned within the usa on account that it promotes witchcraft, in addition to entries on well known textbook sequence, "The Witches" through Roald Dahl, "Women with no males: a unique of contemporary Iran", and extra. additionally integrated are updates to such entries as "The Satanic Verses" by way of Salman Rushdie and "On the foundation of Species" through Charles Darwin. New and up-to-date entries contain: "The development of studying" (Francis Bacon); "The Age of cause" (Thomas Paine); "The Analects" (Confucius); The Bible; "The Bloudy Tenent of Persecution" (Roger Williams); "The publication of universal Prayer" (Thomas Cranmer); "Children of the Alley" (Naguib Mahfouz); "The Critique of natural cause" (Immanuel Kant); "Dialogue in regards to the leader global structures" (Galileo Galilei); "Discourse on procedure" (Rene Descartes); "Don Quixote" (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra); "The Harry Potter" sequence (J. ok. Rowling); The Koran; "The final Temptation of Christ" (Nikos Kazantzakis); "On the beginning of Species" (Charles Darwin); "Popol Vuh"; "The pink and the Black" (Stendhal); "The Satanic Verses" (Salman Rushdie); "Shivaji: Hindu King in Islamic India" (James W. Laine); "The Talmud"; "Voyages to the Moon and the solar" (Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac); and, "Zhuan Falun: the full Teachings of Falun Gong" (Li Hongzhi).

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Chronicle in Stone: A Novel

By Ismail Kadare

Masterful in its simplicity, Chronicle in Stone is a touching coming-of-age tale and a testomony to the perseverance of the human spirit. Surrounded by way of the magic of gorgeous ladies and literature, a boy needs to undergo the deprivations of warfare as he suffers the hardships of growing to be up. His sleepy kingdom has simply thrown off centuries of tyranny, yet new waves of domination inundate his urban. throughout the boy’s eyes, we see the terrors of global struggle II as he witnesses fascist invasions, allied bombings, partisan infighting, and the various faces of human cruelty—as good because the easy pleasures of life.

Evacuating to the nation-state, he expects to discover an awesome global packed with impressive issues, yet discovers as a substitute an archaic backwater the place a severed arm turns into a talisman and deflowered ladies mysteriously vanish. Woven among the chapters of the boy’s tale are tantalizing fragments of the city’s historical past. because the devastation mounts, the fragments lose coherence, and we understand firsthand how the violence of battle destroys greater than simply structures and bridges.

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Crome Yellow (Vintage Classics)

By Aldous Huxley

WITH AN creation through MALCOLM BRADBURY

Denis Stone, a naive younger poet, is invited to stick at Crome, a rustic condominium popular for its gatherings of 'bright younger things'. His hosts, Henry Wimbush and his unique spouse Priscilla, are joined by means of a celebration of colorful site visitors whose intrigues and critiques ascertain Denis's remain is a memorable one. First released in 1921, Crome Yellow used to be Aldous Huxley's much-acclaimed debut novel.

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Pig Earth

By John Berger

A fictional exposition and exploration of the crumbling beginning of conventional French peasant society and the uncomfortable implications of deracination in sleek existence.

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Certain Girls: A Novel

By Jennifer Weiner

During this witty and delicate sequel to Good in Bed, Jennifer Weiner’s bighearted heroine Cannie Shapiro balances heart age and motherhood to a preteen daughter packed with Weiner’s “signature observations and spot-on insights into human nature, with a number of twists thrown in for solid degree” (Publishers Weekly).

Cannie is fortunately married to the tall, fascinating vitamin general practitioner Peter Krushelevansky and has settled right into a existence that she unearths splendidly predictable—knitting within the entrance row of her daughter Joy’s drama rehearsals, volunteering on the library, and taking over-forty yoga sessions along with her ally Samantha.

As arrangements for Joy’s bat mitzvah commence, every little thing turns out correct in Cannie’s global. Then pleasure discovers the horny and provocative novel Cannie wrote years earlier than and all of sudden reveals herself confronted with what she thinks is the reality approximately her personal conception—the tale her mom concealed from her all her lifestyles. whilst Peter surprises his spouse through announcing he desires to have a toddler, the kin is pressured to re-examine its heritage, its destiny, and what it capacity to be actually happy.

Radiantly humorous and disarmingly smooth, with Weiner's whip-smart discussion and sharp observations of contemporary existence, Certain Girls is an unforgettable tale approximately love, loss, and the long-lasting bonds of relations.

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Walden and Civil Disobedience

By Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau’s masterwork Walden is a suite of his reflections on lifestyles and society.

In 1845, Thoreau moved to a cabin that he equipped along with his personal fingers alongside the seashores of Walden Pond in Massachusetts. laying off the trivial ties that he felt sure a lot of humanity, Thoreau reaped from the land either bodily and mentally, and pursued fact within the quiet of nature. In Walden, he explains how isolating oneself from the area of guys can really wake up the sound asleep self. Thoreau holds quickly to the concept that you've got no longer actually existed till you undertake one of these lifestyle—and merely then are you able to reenter society, as an enlightened being.
 
those uncomplicated yet profound musings—as good as “Civil Disobedience,” his protest opposed to the government’s interference with civil liberty—have encouraged many to embody his philosophy of individualism and love of nature. greater than a century and a part later, his message is extra well timed than ever.
 
With an creation by way of W.S. Merwin
and an Afterword by way of Will Howarth

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Ojos de perro azul (Spanish Edition)

Estos relatos tempranos de Gabriel García Márquez fueron escritos y publicados entre 1947 y 1955, aunque, como libro, Ojos de perro azul no aparecería hasta 1974, cuando el escritor ya había publicado otros dos libros de relatos y cuatro novelas, de las que los angeles última, Cien años de soledad, le proporcionaría su primer gran éxito internacional.
 
En este libro se incluye su primer cuento célebre, el Monólogo de Isabel viendo llover en Macondo, escenario de sus obras posteriores. El personaje de Isabel reaparecerá en su primera novela, y el tema de l. a. lluvia cayendo interminablemente, en su own versión del diluvio common, acabaría integrándose artful y flexiblemente en Cien años de soledad.
 
Este relato, incluido en todas las antologías del cuento latinoamericano de nuestros días, fue los angeles primera piedra de ese gigantesco edificio, tan imaginario como actual, que terminaría fundando el espacio literario más poderoso de las letras universales de nuestro tiempo: Macondo.

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Encyclopedia of Asian-American Literature (Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Literature)

By Seiwoong Oh

Asian american citizens were writing and publishing because the nineteenth century, yet this day the recognition and significance of Asian-American literature is bigger than ever. Encyclopedia of Asian-American Literature, a entire new encyclopedia, lines American writers whose roots are in all elements of Asia, together with China, Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia, India, the center East, and extra. assurance emphasizes works which are very important within the highschool and school literary canon, in addition to the traditionally major and the modern. The insurance contains: Carlos Bulosan; Donald Duk; Sui Sin a long way (Edith Maude Eaton); Jessica Hagedorn; David Henry Hwang; Maxine Hong Kingston; Interpreter of Maladies; Gish Jen; Ha Jin; the enjoyment success membership; Jhumpa Lahiri; Chang-rae Lee; Bharati Mukherjee; local Speaker; No-No Boy; Naomi Shihab Nye; John Okada; Cathy tune; Amy Tan; ready; and the lady Warrior.

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Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition

By Joseph Heller

This fiftieth-anniversary variation commemorates Joseph Heller’s masterpiece with a brand new advent; serious essays and stories through Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, Anthony Burgess, and others; infrequent papers and photographs; and masses more.

Fifty years after its unique book, Catch-22 is still a cornerstone of yankee literature and one of many funniest—and such a lot celebrated—books of all time. lately it's been named to “best novels” lists via Time, Newsweek, the trendy Library, and the London Observer.

Set in Italy in the course of international struggle II, this can be the tale of the incomparable, malingering bombardier, Yossarian, a hero who's livid simply because millions of individuals he hasn't ever met try to kill him. yet his genuine challenge isn't the enemy—it is his personal military, which retains expanding the variety of missions the lads needs to fly to accomplish their carrier. but if Yossarian makes any try and excuse himself from the perilous missions he’s assigned, he’ll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule: a guy is taken into account insane if he willingly maintains to fly risky wrestle missions, but when he makes a proper request to be faraway from accountability, he's confirmed sane and consequently ineligible to be relieved.

This fiftieth-anniversary variation commemorates Joseph Heller’s masterpiece with a brand new creation by way of Christopher Buckley; a wealth of serious essays and experiences by means of Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, Anthony Burgess, and others; infrequent papers and images from Joseph Heller’s own archive; and masses extra. the following, eventually, is the definitive variation of a vintage of global literature.

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