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Piranesi

Piranesi [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: ,
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN-10: 1635575648
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New York Times Bestseller Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction World Fantasy Awards Finalist From the New York Times bestselling author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, an intoxicating, hypnotic new novel set in a dreamlike alternative reality. Piranesi's house is no ordinary building: its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, its walls are lined with thousands upon thousands of statues, each one different from all the others. Within the labyrinth of halls an ocean is imprisoned; waves thunder up staircases, rooms are flooded in an instant. But Piranesi is not afraid; he understands the tides as he understands the pattern of the labyrinth itself. He lives to explore the house. There is one other person in the house-a man called The Other, who visits Piranesi twice a week and asks for help with research into A Great and Secret Knowledge. But as Piranesi explores, evidence emerges of another person, and a terrible truth begins to unravel, revealing a world beyond the one Piranesi has always known. For readers of Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane and fans of Madeline Miller's Circe, Piranesi introduces an astonishing new world, an infinite labyrinth, full of startling images and surreal beauty, haunted by the tides and the clouds.

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Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Susanna Clarke
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN-10: 160819535X
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Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke Book Summary:

In the Hugo-award winning, epic New York Times Bestseller and basis for the BBC miniseries, two men change England's history when they bring magic back into the world. In the midst of the Napoleonic Wars in 1806, most people believe magic to have long since disappeared from England - until the reclusive Mr. Norrell reveals his powers and becomes an overnight celebrity. Another practicing magician then emerges: the young and daring Jonathan Strange. He becomes Norrell's pupil, and the two join forces in the war against France. But Strange is increasingly drawn to the wild, most perilous forms of magic, and he soon risks sacrificing his partnership with Norrell and everything else he holds dear. Susanna Clarke's brilliant first novel is an utterly compelling epic tale of nineteenth-century England and the two magicians who, first as teacher and pupil and then as rivals, emerge to change its history.

Download or read Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). In the Hugo-award winning, epic New York Times Bestseller and basis for the BBC miniseries, two men change England's history when they bring magic back into the world. In the midst of the Napoleonic Wars in 1806, most people believe magic to have long since disappeared from England - until the reclusive Mr. Norrell reveals his powers and becomes an overnight celebrity. Another practicing magician then emerges: the young and daring Jonathan Strange. He becomes Norrell's pupil, and the two join forces in the war against France. But Strange is increasingly drawn to the wild, most perilous forms of magic, and he soon risks sacrificing his partnership with Norrell and everything else he holds dear. Susanna Clarke's brilliant first novel is an utterly compelling epic tale of nineteenth-century England and the two magicians who, first as teacher and pupil and then as rivals, emerge to change its history.


The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories

The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Susanna Clarke
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN-10: 1596917458
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The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories by Susanna Clarke Book Summary:

"Vivid and amusing...Magically funny."-Ursula K. LeGuin, Los Angeles Times An enchanting collection of stories, set in the same world, from the author of the award-winning, internationally bestselling Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. Following the international bestseller Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Susanna Clarke returns with an enchanting collection of stories brimming with all the ingredients of good fairy tales: petulant princesses, vengeful owls, ladies who pass their time in embroidering terrible fates, endless paths in deep, dark woods, and houses that never appear the same way twice. The heroines and heroes who must grapple with these problems include the Duke of Wellington, a conceited Regency clergyman, an eighteenth-century Jewish doctor, and Mary Queen of Scots, as well as two characters from Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell; Strange himself and the Raven King. The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories introduces readers to a world where charm is always tempered by eerieness, and picaresque comedy is always darkened by the disturbing shadow of Faerie.

Download or read The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). "Vivid and amusing...Magically funny."-Ursula K. LeGuin, Los Angeles Times An enchanting collection of stories, set in the same world, from the author of the award-winning, internationally bestselling Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. Following the international bestseller Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Susanna Clarke returns with an enchanting collection of stories brimming with all the ingredients of good fairy tales: petulant princesses, vengeful owls, ladies who pass their time in embroidering terrible fates, endless paths in deep, dark woods, and houses that never appear the same way twice. The heroines and heroes who must grapple with these problems include the Duke of Wellington, a conceited Regency clergyman, an eighteenth-century Jewish doctor, and Mary Queen of Scots, as well as two characters from Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell; Strange himself and the Raven King. The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories introduces readers to a world where charm is always tempered by eerieness, and picaresque comedy is always darkened by the disturbing shadow of Faerie.


Nelle Carceri di G.B.Piranesi

Nelle Carceri di G.B.Piranesi [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Silvia Gavuzzo-Stewart
Editor: Routledge
ISBN-10: 1351196979
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Nelle Carceri di G.B.Piranesi by Silvia Gavuzzo-Stewart Book Summary:

"This title focuses on an Italian architect and engraver of the 18th century - Piranesi. In this book it is argued that Piranesi grants a metaphorical meaning to the Carcesi - a set of etchings - in order to impriso those he saw as obstructing the arts and threatening his own freedom. In light of the growing academic interest in Italy and the re-organization of many university courses in Italian, this series aims to bring together di fferent scholarly perspectives on Italy and its culture."

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The Prisons / Le Carceri

The Prisons / Le Carceri [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN-10: 0486134008
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The Prisons / Le Carceri by Giovanni Battista Piranesi Book Summary:

Reprinted from rare, expensive first and second editions, this version of Piranesi's masterwork presents side-by-side renderings of original and extensively revised drawings in a large format. 33 full-page illustrations.

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It's a Don's Life

It's a Don's Life [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Mary Beard
Editor: Profile Books
ISBN-10: 1847652468
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It's a Don's Life by Mary Beard Book Summary:

Mary Beard's by now famous blog A Don's Life has been running on the TLS website for nearly three years. In it she has made her name as a wickedly subversive commentator on the world in which we live. Her central themes are the classics, universities and teaching -- and much else besides. What are academics for? Who was the first African Roman emperor? Looting -- ancient and modern. Are modern exams easier? Keep lesbos for the lesbians. Did St Valentine exist? What made the Romans laugh? That is just a small taste of this selection (and some of the choicer responses) which will inform, occasionally provoke and cannot fail to entertain.

Download or read It's a Don's Life book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Mary Beard's by now famous blog A Don's Life has been running on the TLS website for nearly three years. In it she has made her name as a wickedly subversive commentator on the world in which we live. Her central themes are the classics, universities and teaching -- and much else besides. What are academics for? Who was the first African Roman emperor? Looting -- ancient and modern. Are modern exams easier? Keep lesbos for the lesbians. Did St Valentine exist? What made the Romans laugh? That is just a small taste of this selection (and some of the choicer responses) which will inform, occasionally provoke and cannot fail to entertain.


Black Swan, White Raven

Black Swan, White Raven [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Ellen Datlow,Terri Windling
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN-10: 1497668603
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Black Swan, White Raven by Ellen Datlow,Terri Windling Book Summary:

Dark and decidedly grown-up stories inspired by fairy tales—from New York Times bestsellers Karen Joy Fowler, Joyce Carol Oates, Susanna Clarke, and more. This collection from World Fantasy Award–winning editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling proves that fairy tales don’t have to be for little children and that happily ever after doesn’t necessarily mean forever. Here, the plights of Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Rapunzel, and others are reimagined by some of today’s finest literary talents. Hansel and Gretel make several appearances, not the least being at their trial for the murder of a supposedly helpless old woman. The real, shocking reason for Snow White’s desperate flight from her home is revealed. And the steadfast tin soldier, made flesh and blood, pays a terrible price for his love and devotion. The twenty-one stories and poems in this collection run the gamut from triumphant to troubling to utterly outrageous, like Don Webb’s brilliant merging of numerous tales into one wild, hallucinogenic trip in his “Three Dwarves and 2000 Maniacs.” All in all, they mine the fantastical yarns we loved as children for new and darker gold. Includes stories by Michael Cadnum, Karen Joy Fowler, Michael Blumlein, Nalo Hopkinson, Esther M. Friesner, Joyce Carol Oates, Steve Rasnic Tem, Garry Kilworth, Anne Bishop, Gregory Frost, Sten Westgard, Midori Snyder, Harvey Jacobs, Don Webb, Bruce Glassco, Pat Murphy, John Crowley, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Susanna Clarke, Nancy Kress, and Jane Yolen.

Download or read Black Swan, White Raven book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Dark and decidedly grown-up stories inspired by fairy tales—from New York Times bestsellers Karen Joy Fowler, Joyce Carol Oates, Susanna Clarke, and more. This collection from World Fantasy Award–winning editors Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling proves that fairy tales don’t have to be for little children and that happily ever after doesn’t necessarily mean forever. Here, the plights of Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Rapunzel, and others are reimagined by some of today’s finest literary talents. Hansel and Gretel make several appearances, not the least being at their trial for the murder of a supposedly helpless old woman. The real, shocking reason for Snow White’s desperate flight from her home is revealed. And the steadfast tin soldier, made flesh and blood, pays a terrible price for his love and devotion. The twenty-one stories and poems in this collection run the gamut from triumphant to troubling to utterly outrageous, like Don Webb’s brilliant merging of numerous tales into one wild, hallucinogenic trip in his “Three Dwarves and 2000 Maniacs.” All in all, they mine the fantastical yarns we loved as children for new and darker gold. Includes stories by Michael Cadnum, Karen Joy Fowler, Michael Blumlein, Nalo Hopkinson, Esther M. Friesner, Joyce Carol Oates, Steve Rasnic Tem, Garry Kilworth, Anne Bishop, Gregory Frost, Sten Westgard, Midori Snyder, Harvey Jacobs, Don Webb, Bruce Glassco, Pat Murphy, John Crowley, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Susanna Clarke, Nancy Kress, and Jane Yolen.


Observations on the Letter of Monsieur Mariette

Observations on the Letter of Monsieur Mariette [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Giambattista Piranesi,Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Editor: Getty Publications
ISBN-10: 9780892366361
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Observations on the Letter of Monsieur Mariette by Giambattista Piranesi,Giovanni Battista Piranesi Book Summary:

An impassioned plea for a Roman-Style eclecticism that draws freely on all artistic forms and traditions, Piranesi's Observations anticipates the contemporary debate between devotees of a rational, minimal architecture and advocates of an architecture rich in ornament and historical references."--BOOK JACKET.

Download or read Observations on the Letter of Monsieur Mariette book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). An impassioned plea for a Roman-Style eclecticism that draws freely on all artistic forms and traditions, Piranesi's Observations anticipates the contemporary debate between devotees of a rational, minimal architecture and advocates of an architecture rich in ornament and historical references."--BOOK JACKET.


The Swallowed Man

The Swallowed Man [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Edward Carey
Editor: Penguin
ISBN-10: 0593188896
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The Swallowed Man by Edward Carey Book Summary:

A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS' CHOICE “A strange and tender parable . . . All of Edward Carey's work is profound and delightful.” – Max Porter, author of Lanny The ingenious storyteller Edward Carey returns to reimagine a time-honored fable: the story of an impatient father, a rebellious son, and a watery path to forgiveness for the young man known as Pinocchio In the small Tuscan town of Collodi, a lonely woodcarver longs for the companionship of a son. One day, “as if the wood commanded me,” Giuseppe—better known as Geppetto—carves for himself a pinewood boy, a marionette he hopes to take on tour worldwide. But when his handsome new creation comes magically to life, Geppetto screams . . . and the boy, Pinocchio, leaps from his arms and escapes into the night. Though he returns the next day, the wily boy torments his father, challenging his authority and making up stories—whereupon his nose, the very nose his father carved, grows before his eyes like an antler. When the boy disappears after one last fight, the father follows a rumor to the coast and out into the sea, where he is swallowed by a great fish—and consumed by guilt. He hunkers in the creature’s belly awaiting the day when he will reconcile with the son he drove away. With all the charm, atmosphere, and emotional depth for which Edward Carey is known—and featuring his trademark fantastical illustrations—The Swallowed Man is a parable of parenthood, loss, and letting go, from a creative mind on a par with Gregory Maguire, Neil Gaiman, and Tim Burton.

Download or read The Swallowed Man book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS' CHOICE “A strange and tender parable . . . All of Edward Carey's work is profound and delightful.” – Max Porter, author of Lanny The ingenious storyteller Edward Carey returns to reimagine a time-honored fable: the story of an impatient father, a rebellious son, and a watery path to forgiveness for the young man known as Pinocchio In the small Tuscan town of Collodi, a lonely woodcarver longs for the companionship of a son. One day, “as if the wood commanded me,” Giuseppe—better known as Geppetto—carves for himself a pinewood boy, a marionette he hopes to take on tour worldwide. But when his handsome new creation comes magically to life, Geppetto screams . . . and the boy, Pinocchio, leaps from his arms and escapes into the night. Though he returns the next day, the wily boy torments his father, challenging his authority and making up stories—whereupon his nose, the very nose his father carved, grows before his eyes like an antler. When the boy disappears after one last fight, the father follows a rumor to the coast and out into the sea, where he is swallowed by a great fish—and consumed by guilt. He hunkers in the creature’s belly awaiting the day when he will reconcile with the son he drove away. With all the charm, atmosphere, and emotional depth for which Edward Carey is known—and featuring his trademark fantastical illustrations—The Swallowed Man is a parable of parenthood, loss, and letting go, from a creative mind on a par with Gregory Maguire, Neil Gaiman, and Tim Burton.


The City We Became

The City We Became [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: N. K. Jemisin
Editor: Orbit
ISBN-10: 031650985X
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The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin Book Summary:

Three-time Hugo Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N.K. Jemisin crafts her most incredible novel yet, a "glorious" story of culture, identity, magic, and myths in contemporary New York City. In Manhattan, a young grad student gets off the train and realizes he doesn't remember who he is, where he's from, or even his own name. But he can sense the beating heart of the city, see its history, and feel its power. In the Bronx, a Lenape gallery director discovers strange graffiti scattered throughout the city, so beautiful and powerful it's as if the paint is literally calling to her. In Brooklyn, a politician and mother finds she can hear the songs of her city, pulsing to the beat of her Louboutin heels. And they're not the only ones. Every great city has a soul. Some are ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York? She's got six. For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out: The Inheritance Trilogy The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms The Broken Kingdoms The Kingdom of Gods The Inheritance Trilogy (omnibus edition) Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych (e-only short fiction) The Awakened Kingdom (e-only novella) Dreamblood Duology The Killing Moon The Shadowed Sun The Dreamblood Duology (omnibus) The Broken Earth The Fifth Season The Obelisk Gate The Stone Sky How Long 'til Black Future Month? (short story collection) "A glorious fantasy." —Neil Gaiman

Download or read The City We Became book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Three-time Hugo Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N.K. Jemisin crafts her most incredible novel yet, a "glorious" story of culture, identity, magic, and myths in contemporary New York City. In Manhattan, a young grad student gets off the train and realizes he doesn't remember who he is, where he's from, or even his own name. But he can sense the beating heart of the city, see its history, and feel its power. In the Bronx, a Lenape gallery director discovers strange graffiti scattered throughout the city, so beautiful and powerful it's as if the paint is literally calling to her. In Brooklyn, a politician and mother finds she can hear the songs of her city, pulsing to the beat of her Louboutin heels. And they're not the only ones. Every great city has a soul. Some are ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York? She's got six. For more from N. K. Jemisin, check out: The Inheritance Trilogy The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms The Broken Kingdoms The Kingdom of Gods The Inheritance Trilogy (omnibus edition) Shades in Shadow: An Inheritance Triptych (e-only short fiction) The Awakened Kingdom (e-only novella) Dreamblood Duology The Killing Moon The Shadowed Sun The Dreamblood Duology (omnibus) The Broken Earth The Fifth Season The Obelisk Gate The Stone Sky How Long 'til Black Future Month? (short story collection) "A glorious fantasy." —Neil Gaiman


Becoming Duchess Goldblatt

Becoming Duchess Goldblatt [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Anonymous
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN-10: 0358216796
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One of the New York Times’ 20 Books to Read in 2020 “A tonic . . . Splendid . . . A respite . . . A summer cocktail of a book.”—Washington Post “Unforgettable . . . Behind her brilliantly witty and uplifting message is a remarkable vulnerability and candor that reminds us that we are not alone in our struggles—and that we can, against all odds, get through them.”—Lori Gottlieb, New York Times best-selling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone Part memoir and part joyful romp through the fields of imagination, the story behind a beloved pseudonymous Twitter account reveals how a writer deep in grief rebuilt a life worth living. Becoming Duchess Goldblatt is two stories: that of the reclusive real-life writer who created a fictional character out of loneliness and thin air, and that of the magical Duchess Goldblatt herself, a bright light in the darkness of social media. Fans around the world are drawn to Her Grace’s voice, her wit, her life-affirming love for all humanity, and the fun and friendship of the community that’s sprung up around her. @DuchessGoldblat (81 year-old literary icon, author of An Axe to Grind) brought people together in her name: in bookstores, museums, concerts, and coffee shops, and along the way, brought real friends home—foremost among them, Lyle Lovett. “The only way to be reliably sure that the hero gets the girl at the end of the story is to be both the hero and the girl yourself.” — Duchess Goldblatt

Download or read Becoming Duchess Goldblatt book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). One of the New York Times’ 20 Books to Read in 2020 “A tonic . . . Splendid . . . A respite . . . A summer cocktail of a book.”—Washington Post “Unforgettable . . . Behind her brilliantly witty and uplifting message is a remarkable vulnerability and candor that reminds us that we are not alone in our struggles—and that we can, against all odds, get through them.”—Lori Gottlieb, New York Times best-selling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone Part memoir and part joyful romp through the fields of imagination, the story behind a beloved pseudonymous Twitter account reveals how a writer deep in grief rebuilt a life worth living. Becoming Duchess Goldblatt is two stories: that of the reclusive real-life writer who created a fictional character out of loneliness and thin air, and that of the magical Duchess Goldblatt herself, a bright light in the darkness of social media. Fans around the world are drawn to Her Grace’s voice, her wit, her life-affirming love for all humanity, and the fun and friendship of the community that’s sprung up around her. @DuchessGoldblat (81 year-old literary icon, author of An Axe to Grind) brought people together in her name: in bookstores, museums, concerts, and coffee shops, and along the way, brought real friends home—foremost among them, Lyle Lovett. “The only way to be reliably sure that the hero gets the girl at the end of the story is to be both the hero and the girl yourself.” — Duchess Goldblatt


A Circle of Quiet

A Circle of Quiet [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Madeleine L'Engle
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN-10: 1504041259
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A Circle of Quiet by Madeleine L'Engle Book Summary:

The beloved author of A Wrinkle in Time takes an introspective look at her life and muses on creativity in this memoir, the first of her Crosswicks Journals. Every so often I need OUT. . . . My special place is a small brook in a green glade, a circle of quiet from which there is no visible sign of human beings. . . . I sit there, dangling my legs and looking through the foliage at the sky reflected in the water, and things slowly come back into perspective. Set against the lush backdrop of Crosswicks, her family’s farmhouse in rural Connecticut, this deeply personal memoir details Madeleine L’Engle’s journey to find balance between her career as a Newbery Medal–winning author and her responsibilities as a wife, mother, teacher, and Christian. As she considers the roles that creativity, family, citizenship, and faith play in her life, L’Engle reveals the complexities behind the author whose works—honored with the National Book Award, the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, and countless other prizes—have long been cherished by children and adults alike. Written in simple, profound, and often humorous prose, A Circle of Quiet is an insightful woman’s elegant search for the meaning and purpose of her life. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Madeleine L’Engle including rare images from the author’s estate.

Download or read A Circle of Quiet book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). The beloved author of A Wrinkle in Time takes an introspective look at her life and muses on creativity in this memoir, the first of her Crosswicks Journals. Every so often I need OUT. . . . My special place is a small brook in a green glade, a circle of quiet from which there is no visible sign of human beings. . . . I sit there, dangling my legs and looking through the foliage at the sky reflected in the water, and things slowly come back into perspective. Set against the lush backdrop of Crosswicks, her family’s farmhouse in rural Connecticut, this deeply personal memoir details Madeleine L’Engle’s journey to find balance between her career as a Newbery Medal–winning author and her responsibilities as a wife, mother, teacher, and Christian. As she considers the roles that creativity, family, citizenship, and faith play in her life, L’Engle reveals the complexities behind the author whose works—honored with the National Book Award, the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, and countless other prizes—have long been cherished by children and adults alike. Written in simple, profound, and often humorous prose, A Circle of Quiet is an insightful woman’s elegant search for the meaning and purpose of her life. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Madeleine L’Engle including rare images from the author’s estate.


Crimes of Writing

Crimes of Writing [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Susan Stewart
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN-10: 9780195362091
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Crimes of Writing by Susan Stewart Book Summary:

From the origins of modern copyright in early eighteenth-century culture to the efforts to represent nature and death in postmodern fiction, this pioneering book explores a series of problems regarding the containment of representation. Stewart focuses on specific cases of "crimes of writing"--the forgeries of George Psalmanazar, the production of "fakelore," the "ballad scandals" of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the imposture of Thomas Chatterton, and contemporary legislation regarding graffiti and pornography. In this way, she emphasizes the issues which arise once language is seen as a matter of property and authorship is viewed as a matter of originality. Finally, Stewart demonstrates that crimes of writing are delineated by the law because they specifically undermine the status of the law itself: the crimes illuminate the irreducible fact that law is written and therefore subject to temporality and interpretation.

Download or read Crimes of Writing book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). From the origins of modern copyright in early eighteenth-century culture to the efforts to represent nature and death in postmodern fiction, this pioneering book explores a series of problems regarding the containment of representation. Stewart focuses on specific cases of "crimes of writing"--the forgeries of George Psalmanazar, the production of "fakelore," the "ballad scandals" of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the imposture of Thomas Chatterton, and contemporary legislation regarding graffiti and pornography. In this way, she emphasizes the issues which arise once language is seen as a matter of property and authorship is viewed as a matter of originality. Finally, Stewart demonstrates that crimes of writing are delineated by the law because they specifically undermine the status of the law itself: the crimes illuminate the irreducible fact that law is written and therefore subject to temporality and interpretation.


Until It's Over

Until It's Over [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Nicci French
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN-10: 0062876066
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Until It's Over by Nicci French Book Summary:

From the internationally bestselling author of the Frieda Klein series, Nicci French, comes this steamy and suspenseful stand-alone thriller about a group of housemates who must determine the killer among them when a series of murders occur. Be careful of the ones closest to you... London cycle courier Astrid Bell has known most of her housemates for years, but while they have a tangled history together—romantic pairings, one-night stands, friendships—they each have secrets. Astrid is on her way home one day when her neighbor accidentally knocks her off her bike. Suffering a few bruises, her roommates help her home. The next day, they learn that same neighbor was bludgeoned to death only hours after the accident. Each of them tells the police what little they know and are dismissed. Then a few days later, Astrid is asked to pick up a package from a wealthy woman called Ingrid de Soto. When she arrives, the client is lying in the hall of her luxurious home—and it’s apparent she’s also been murdered. For the police, it’s more than bad luck. For Astrid and her six housemates, it's the beginning of a nightmare: suspicious glances, bitter accusations, and a growing fear that the worst is yet to come. As the difference between friend and stranger grows harder to judge, the line between attraction and danger thins. The housemates—unsure if there’s a killer in their midst—guard themselves against becoming the next victim. Because if it’s true that bad luck comes in threes—who will be the next to die?

Download or read Until It's Over book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). From the internationally bestselling author of the Frieda Klein series, Nicci French, comes this steamy and suspenseful stand-alone thriller about a group of housemates who must determine the killer among them when a series of murders occur. Be careful of the ones closest to you... London cycle courier Astrid Bell has known most of her housemates for years, but while they have a tangled history together—romantic pairings, one-night stands, friendships—they each have secrets. Astrid is on her way home one day when her neighbor accidentally knocks her off her bike. Suffering a few bruises, her roommates help her home. The next day, they learn that same neighbor was bludgeoned to death only hours after the accident. Each of them tells the police what little they know and are dismissed. Then a few days later, Astrid is asked to pick up a package from a wealthy woman called Ingrid de Soto. When she arrives, the client is lying in the hall of her luxurious home—and it’s apparent she’s also been murdered. For the police, it’s more than bad luck. For Astrid and her six housemates, it's the beginning of a nightmare: suspicious glances, bitter accusations, and a growing fear that the worst is yet to come. As the difference between friend and stranger grows harder to judge, the line between attraction and danger thins. The housemates—unsure if there’s a killer in their midst—guard themselves against becoming the next victim. Because if it’s true that bad luck comes in threes—who will be the next to die?


De Quincey's Gothic Masquerade

De Quincey's Gothic Masquerade [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Patrick Bridgwater
Editor: Rodopi
ISBN-10: 9789042018136
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De Quincey's GothicMasquerade is what has long been needed, a study of Thomas De Quincey's Gothicand Gothic-related texts by a Germanist working on Gothicand specializing in Anglo-German literary relations. Addressed to all who are interested in De Quincey's work and its place in literary history, and to the many readers in the English and German-speaking worlds who share De Quincey's and the author's enthusiasm for Gothic, this book adds considerably to the scope of De Quincey studies, which it enables to move on from some of the main unanswered questions of the past.

Download or read De Quincey's Gothic Masquerade book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). De Quincey's GothicMasquerade is what has long been needed, a study of Thomas De Quincey's Gothicand Gothic-related texts by a Germanist working on Gothicand specializing in Anglo-German literary relations. Addressed to all who are interested in De Quincey's work and its place in literary history, and to the many readers in the English and German-speaking worlds who share De Quincey's and the author's enthusiasm for Gothic, this book adds considerably to the scope of De Quincey studies, which it enables to move on from some of the main unanswered questions of the past.


Piranesi

Piranesi [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Clarke Susanna
Editor: ARA LLIBRES
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Comparada amb Borges i Murakami, Susanna Clarke retorna amb una novel·la hipnòtica, després de l’èxit mundial de Jonathan Strange i el senyor Norrell. En Piranesi viu a la Casa, tal vegada hi ha viscut sempre. Dia rere dia pren un registre minuciós de les Meravelles que conté en els seus diaris: el laberint de Vestíbuls i Corredors, els milers d’Estàtues blanques, el brogit de les Marees a les Sales Baixes, la disposició canviant dels Estels a les Sales Altes. Els dimarts i els divendres, en Piranesi es troba amb el seu amic, l’Altre. Sovint també visita els Morts i els porta menjar, hi parla i els descriu les Bondats de la Casa. Bona part del temps, però, en Piranesi està sol. Un dia apareixen missatges escrits amb guix a les Parets. Individus estranys han arribat a la Casa. Són amics o venen a portar destrucció i bogeria? El Món que en Piranesi creia que coneixia està canviant: esdevé estrany i perillós. Després de setze anys de parèntesi narratiu, la segona novel·la de Susanna Clarke ens endinsa en un univers oníric i enigmàtic, i s’interroga sobre la ciència i el progrés, les virtuts i els mals del coneixement, la realitat i la imaginació, la memòria, l’arrogància i la solitud.

Download or read Piranesi book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Comparada amb Borges i Murakami, Susanna Clarke retorna amb una novel·la hipnòtica, després de l’èxit mundial de Jonathan Strange i el senyor Norrell. En Piranesi viu a la Casa, tal vegada hi ha viscut sempre. Dia rere dia pren un registre minuciós de les Meravelles que conté en els seus diaris: el laberint de Vestíbuls i Corredors, els milers d’Estàtues blanques, el brogit de les Marees a les Sales Baixes, la disposició canviant dels Estels a les Sales Altes. Els dimarts i els divendres, en Piranesi es troba amb el seu amic, l’Altre. Sovint també visita els Morts i els porta menjar, hi parla i els descriu les Bondats de la Casa. Bona part del temps, però, en Piranesi està sol. Un dia apareixen missatges escrits amb guix a les Parets. Individus estranys han arribat a la Casa. Són amics o venen a portar destrucció i bogeria? El Món que en Piranesi creia que coneixia està canviant: esdevé estrany i perillós. Després de setze anys de parèntesi narratiu, la segona novel·la de Susanna Clarke ens endinsa en un univers oníric i enigmàtic, i s’interroga sobre la ciència i el progrés, les virtuts i els mals del coneixement, la realitat i la imaginació, la memòria, l’arrogància i la solitud.


Art Books

Art Books [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Wolfgang M. Freitag
Editor: Routledge
ISBN-10: 1134830416
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First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Architecture Post Mortem

Architecture Post Mortem [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Donald Kunze,David Bertolini,Simone Brott
Editor: Routledge
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Architecture Post Mortem surveys architecture’s encounter with death, decline, and ruination following late capitalism. As the world moves closer to an economic abyss that many perceive to be the death of capital, contraction and crisis are no longer mere phases of normal market fluctuations, but rather the irruption of the unconscious of ideology itself. Post mortem is that historical moment wherein architecture’s symbolic contract with capital is put on stage, naked to all. Architecture is not irrelevant to fiscal and political contagion as is commonly believed; it is the victim and penetrating analytical agent of the current crisis. As the very apparatus for modernity’s guilt and unfulfilled drives-modernity’s debt-architecture is that ideological element that functions as a master signifier of its own destruction, ordering all other signifiers and modes of signification beneath it. It is under these conditions that architecture theory has retreated to an 'Alamo' of history, a final desert outpost where history has been asked to transcend itself. For architecture’s hoped-for utopia always involves an apocalypse. This timely collection of essays reformulates architecture’s relation to modernity via the operational death-drive: architecture is but a passage between life and death. This collection includes essays by Kazi K. Ashraf, David Bertolini, Simone Brott, Peggy Deamer, Didem Ekici, Paul Emmons, Donald Kunze, Todd McGowan, Gevork Hartoonian, Nadir Lahiji, Erika Naginski, and Dennis Maher.

Download or read Architecture Post Mortem book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Architecture Post Mortem surveys architecture’s encounter with death, decline, and ruination following late capitalism. As the world moves closer to an economic abyss that many perceive to be the death of capital, contraction and crisis are no longer mere phases of normal market fluctuations, but rather the irruption of the unconscious of ideology itself. Post mortem is that historical moment wherein architecture’s symbolic contract with capital is put on stage, naked to all. Architecture is not irrelevant to fiscal and political contagion as is commonly believed; it is the victim and penetrating analytical agent of the current crisis. As the very apparatus for modernity’s guilt and unfulfilled drives-modernity’s debt-architecture is that ideological element that functions as a master signifier of its own destruction, ordering all other signifiers and modes of signification beneath it. It is under these conditions that architecture theory has retreated to an 'Alamo' of history, a final desert outpost where history has been asked to transcend itself. For architecture’s hoped-for utopia always involves an apocalypse. This timely collection of essays reformulates architecture’s relation to modernity via the operational death-drive: architecture is but a passage between life and death. This collection includes essays by Kazi K. Ashraf, David Bertolini, Simone Brott, Peggy Deamer, Didem Ekici, Paul Emmons, Donald Kunze, Todd McGowan, Gevork Hartoonian, Nadir Lahiji, Erika Naginski, and Dennis Maher.


Melville’s Philosophies

Melville’s Philosophies [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Branka Arsic,K. L. Evans
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN-10: 1501321021
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Melville's Philosophies departs from a long tradition of critical assessments of Melville that dismissed his philosophical capacities as ingenious but muddled. Its contributors do not apply philosophy to Melville in order to detect just how much of it he knew or understood. To the contrary, they try to hear the philosophical arguments themselves-often very strange and quite radical-that Melville never stopped articulating and reformulating. What emerges is a Melville who is materialistically oriented in a radical way, a Melville who thinks about life forms not just in the context of contemporary sciences but also ontologically. Melville's Philosophies recovers a Melville who is a thinker of great caliber, which means obliquely but dramatically reversing the way the critical tradition has characterized his ideas. Finally, as a result of the readings collected here, Melville emerges as a very relevant thinker for contemporary philosophical concerns, such as the materialist turn, climate change, and post-humanism.

Download or read Melville’s Philosophies book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Melville's Philosophies departs from a long tradition of critical assessments of Melville that dismissed his philosophical capacities as ingenious but muddled. Its contributors do not apply philosophy to Melville in order to detect just how much of it he knew or understood. To the contrary, they try to hear the philosophical arguments themselves-often very strange and quite radical-that Melville never stopped articulating and reformulating. What emerges is a Melville who is materialistically oriented in a radical way, a Melville who thinks about life forms not just in the context of contemporary sciences but also ontologically. Melville's Philosophies recovers a Melville who is a thinker of great caliber, which means obliquely but dramatically reversing the way the critical tradition has characterized his ideas. Finally, as a result of the readings collected here, Melville emerges as a very relevant thinker for contemporary philosophical concerns, such as the materialist turn, climate change, and post-humanism.


Piranesi - Editura Nemira

Piranesi - Editura Nemira [Pdf/ePub] eBook Author: Susanna Clarke
Editor: Nemira Publishing House
ISBN-10: 6064309717
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Casa lui Piranesi nu e deloc una obișnuită: are camere infinite coridoare nesfârșite pereții sunt ticsiți de mii și mii de statui toate diferite. Un labirint interior ascunde un ocean: valurile răsună de sub scări camerele se inundă în câteva secunde. Dar Piranesi nu se teme. El înțelege valurile și modelul labirintului. Viața lui înseamnă explorarea casei. Doar că nu e singur în casă. Mai există Un Străin care ascunde un secret întunecat. „Piranesi m-a uluit. E o poveste miraculoasă și luminoasă plină de mister și aventuri într-o lume fantastică și totodată o meditație profundă despre condiția umană: despre cum e când te simți pierdut și apoi te regăsești.“ Madeline Miller „Ce lume fascinantă creează Clarke ce ritm nebun de dezvăluiri ce protagonist pur și ce personaje secundare fluide moral ce frumusețe ce tensiune ce final perfect!“ David Mitchell „Luna Plină era în dreptul Unicei Uși inundând Sala cu Lumină. Statuile de pe Pereți erau toate poziționate ca și cum tocmai s-ar fi întors cu fața spre Ușă cu ochii lor de marmură fixând Luna. Se deosebeau de Statuile din alte Săli; nu reprezentau indivizi izolați ci o Mulțime. Două se țineau în brațe; alta ținea mâna pe umărul celei din fața sa ca și cum ar fi vrut s-o împingă să poată vedea Luna; un copil se agăța de mâna tatălui său. Exista chiar și un Câine care nefiind interesat de Lună stătea pe picioarele din spate cu labele din față pe pieptul stăpânului său cerșindu-i atenția. Peretele din Spate era o Masă de Statui – nu aranjate ordonat pe Niveluri ci doar o mulțime amestecată haotică. Puțin mai departe printre ele se găsea un Tânăr scăldat în Lumina Lunii cu extazul întipărit pe față ținând un steag în mână. Aproape că uitasem să respir. Pentru o clipă am avut imaginea a cum ar putea fi dacă în loc de doi oameni în Lume ar fi mii.“

Download or read Piranesi - Editura Nemira book by clicking button below to visit the book download website. There are multiple format available for you to choose (Pdf, ePub, Doc). Casa lui Piranesi nu e deloc una obișnuită: are camere infinite coridoare nesfârșite pereții sunt ticsiți de mii și mii de statui toate diferite. Un labirint interior ascunde un ocean: valurile răsună de sub scări camerele se inundă în câteva secunde. Dar Piranesi nu se teme. El înțelege valurile și modelul labirintului. Viața lui înseamnă explorarea casei. Doar că nu e singur în casă. Mai există Un Străin care ascunde un secret întunecat. „Piranesi m-a uluit. E o poveste miraculoasă și luminoasă plină de mister și aventuri într-o lume fantastică și totodată o meditație profundă despre condiția umană: despre cum e când te simți pierdut și apoi te regăsești.“ Madeline Miller „Ce lume fascinantă creează Clarke ce ritm nebun de dezvăluiri ce protagonist pur și ce personaje secundare fluide moral ce frumusețe ce tensiune ce final perfect!“ David Mitchell „Luna Plină era în dreptul Unicei Uși inundând Sala cu Lumină. Statuile de pe Pereți erau toate poziționate ca și cum tocmai s-ar fi întors cu fața spre Ușă cu ochii lor de marmură fixând Luna. Se deosebeau de Statuile din alte Săli; nu reprezentau indivizi izolați ci o Mulțime. Două se țineau în brațe; alta ținea mâna pe umărul celei din fața sa ca și cum ar fi vrut s-o împingă să poată vedea Luna; un copil se agăța de mâna tatălui său. Exista chiar și un Câine care nefiind interesat de Lună stătea pe picioarele din spate cu labele din față pe pieptul stăpânului său cerșindu-i atenția. Peretele din Spate era o Masă de Statui – nu aranjate ordonat pe Niveluri ci doar o mulțime amestecată haotică. Puțin mai departe printre ele se găsea un Tânăr scăldat în Lumina Lunii cu extazul întipărit pe față ținând un steag în mână. Aproape că uitasem să respir. Pentru o clipă am avut imaginea a cum ar putea fi dacă în loc de doi oameni în Lume ar fi mii.“