Archive For The “Fiction 1” Category
By Christine Montalbetti
Remark devenir un héros ? Le douanier paléontologue Jacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes, determine historique du XIXe siècle, mais frère en fiction de Don Quichotte, a tout essayé : le roman maritime, enfant, embarqué sur des bateaux soumis aux attaques des corsaires ; l'épopée, menant ses guerres douanières sans trouver les champs de bataille, ou d'autres fois immergé en le cœur de l'action sans los angeles reconnaître ; le roman mondain, où de salons en salles de bal notre jeune homme s'exerçait à rimer. Revenu à Abbeville, où nous le rencontrons en cet automne 1862, prenant son bain quotidien dans los angeles rivière, il a une idée nouvelle : découvrir un fragment d'homme antédiluvien.
Un petit voyage à Mers-les-Bains avec Margot, qui permet à Jacques de s'essayer, pourquoi pas, à figurer dans un roman sentimental, l'en distrait un second. Mais à son retour, l. a. péripétie semble se préciser. Jacques deviendra-t-il un héros ?
Ici ou là, ponctuant le récit de ses aventures, passent quelques hommes préhistoriques...
By Sara Backer
'Japan itself is the comedian hero of yankee Fuji'sweet and humorous, unhappy and inspiring.'
Gaby Stanton, an American professor residing in Japan, has misplaced her task educating English at Shizuyama collage. (No one will inform her precisely why.) Alex Thorn, an American psychologist, is mourning his son, a Shizuyama alternate scholar who was once killed in an coincidence. (No one will inform him precisely how.) Alex has come to this totally overseas position to discover the reality, and now Gaby is serving as his translator and consultant. the main to studying jap, she retains telling him, is knowing what's no longer being acknowledged. And during this "deft and delightful" (Karen pleasure Fowler) novel, the unsaid truths approximately every little thing from paintings and like to disorder and dying forged a deafening silence-and tower within the heritage like Mount Fuji itself.
By Marcel Proust
The first quantity of the best novels of the 20th century in Lydia Davis's masterful translation
Marcel Proust’s In seek of misplaced Time is without doubt one of the so much exciting analyzing reviews in any language and arguably the best novel of the 20th century. yet due to the fact that its unique prewar translation there was no thoroughly new edition in English. Now, Penguin Classics brings Proust’s masterpiece to new audiences through the global, starting with Lydia Davis’s the world over acclaimed translation of the 1st quantity, Swann’s Way.
For greater than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts better by way of introductions and notes by way of special students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.
By Erskine Caldwell
During this travelogue and memoir, groundbreaking novelist Erskine Caldwell appears to be like again at a lifestyles lived within the 5 many years faraway from his personal Southern early life, novelist Erskine Caldwell units out on a trip to discover an previous friend—a good friend misplaced to him throughout the tradition of segregation. As Caldwell follows a path via Georgia, South Carolina, and masses of the Deep South looking for his black adolescence good friend Bisco, his interviews with white and black americans reveal quite a number attitudes which are tragic, if no longer fantastic. released first within the mid-1960s simply because the South used to be present process a thorough transformation through freedom marches and sit-ins, looking for Bisco bargains a heartfelt account of the civil rights stream through one of many region's fiercest critics and so much fashionable sons. This book good points an illustrated biography of Erskine Caldwell together with infrequent pictures and never-before-seen records courtesy of the Dartmouth collage Library.
By Lydia Netzer
Lydia Netzer, the award-winning writer of Shine Shine Shine, weaves a mind-bending, heart-shattering love tale that asks, “Can real love exist if it’s been deliberate from birth?”
Like a jewel shimmering in a Midwest skyline, the Toledo Institute of Astronomy is the nation's ultimate middle of astronomical discovery and a beacon of medical studying for astronomers all over the place. the following, dreamy cosmologist George Dermont mines the celebrities to end up the life of God. the following, Irene Sparks, an unsentimental scientist, creates black holes in captivity.
George and Irene are on a collision direction with love, future and destiny. they've got every thing in universal: either are formidable, either enthusiastic about technology, either lonely and craving for connection. The air turns out to hum whilst they’re jointly. yet George and Irene’s appeal used to be now not written within the stars. in truth their moms, neighbors when you consider that adolescence, raised them individually to develop into each one other's soulmates.
When that long-secret plan triggers accidental outcomes, the 2 astronomers needs to detect the reality approximately their destinies, and resolve the secret of what Toledo holds for them—together or, maybe, aside.
Lydia Netzer combines a present for personality and big-hearted storytelling, with a convinced hand for technology and a imaginative and prescient of a urban remodeled by way of its special celestial place, exploring the conflicts of destiny and determinism, and asking how a lot of existence is less than our regulate and what's pre-ordained within the heavens in her novel how one can inform Toledo from the evening Sky.
By Eugène Sue
The 1st new translation in over a century of the intense epic novel that encouraged Les Misérables
Sensational, engrossing, and heartbreaking, The Mysteries of Paris is no doubt probably the most wonderful and influential works to emerge from the 19th century. It was once certainly one of France's first serial novels, and for 16 months, Parisians rushed in droves to the newsstands each one week for the most recent installment. Eugène Sue's problematic melodrama unfolds round a Paris the place, regardless of the gulf among them, the fortunes of the wealthy and bad are inextricably tangled. The suspenseful tale of Rodolphe, a magnetic hero of noble center and shadowy origins, was once spun out over 147 issues—garnering wild recognition, influencing political switch, and encouraging a raft of successors, together with Les Misérables and The count number of Monte Cristo. in the end, this energetic translation makes the riveting drama of Sue's vintage on hand to a brand new century of readers.
By Carmen Martín Gaite
Durante una noche de insomnio, l. a. escritora reciba l. a. visita de un desconocido interlocutor cuya identidad permanecerá oculta en todo momento... Los recuerdos de infancia y juventud en Salamanca se irán mezclando con sus reflexiones sobre los sueños, el amor, los angeles escritura o l. a. memoria
By Warren Murphy, Richard Sapir
An all-out brawl has erupted throughout Europe as overzealous Russian hit squads transparent the loose international of the capitalist nuisance. With the CIA formally handicapped by way of a wary congress, America's struggle for freedom is failing. The President has no selection yet to name Remo and Chiun to avoid the placement from thoroughly getting uncontrolled. despite the fact that, the Russians won't pass down and not using a struggle, and ship in a mystery weapon that threatens not just to damage the United States—but the Destroyer and his Master's very relationship.
Remo Williams is The Destroyer, a doubtless unremarkable beat cop recruited—through hugely unorthodox methods—by a mystery executive law-enforcement association. informed to turn into the main lethal murderer, Remo is America's final defensive line opposed to mad scientists, equipped crime, historical undead god
By Don Pendleton
Bolan blitzes one thousand million greenback Mafia in Atlanta!
By Jeff VanderMeer
The hugely expected 3rd quantity of the haunting, demanding and evocative Southern succeed in trilogy. it truly is iciness in region X. a brand new group embarks around the border, on a project to discover a member of a prior day trip who can have been left in the back of. As they press deeper into the unknown – navigating new terrain and new demanding situations – the risk to the surface international turns into merely extra daunting. during this final instalment of the Southern succeed in Trilogy, the mysteries of sector X can have been solved, yet their effects and implications aren't any much less profound – or terrifying.