Pedro Páramo

Download or Read eBook Pedro Páramo PDF written by Juan Rulfo and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2002-11-01 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Pedro Páramo

Book Synopsis Pedro Páramo by : Juan Rulfo

Beseeched by his dying mother to locate his father, Pedro Paramo, whom they fled from years ago, Juan Preciado sets out for Comala. Comala is a town alive with whispers and shadows--a place seemingly populated only by memory and hallucinations. 49 photos.

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  • Publisher – University of Texas Press
  • Total Pages – 180
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  • ISBN-10 – 0292771215
  • ISBN-13 – 9780292771215

The Harpy

Download or Read eBook The Harpy PDF written by Megan Hunter and published by Grove Press. This book was released on 2020-11-03 with total page 166 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Harpy

Book Synopsis The Harpy by : Megan Hunter

Part revenge tale, part fairy tale—an electrifying story of marriage, infidelity and power by the author of the #1 Indie Next Pick, The End We Start From. A MILLIONS Most Anticipated Book of the Month A Best Book of Fall for ESQUIRE A VOGUE Novel Editors Recommend for Fall A LITERARY HUB 20 books that are laced with sinister magic Lucy and Jake live in a house by a field where the sun burns like a ball of fire. Lucy has set her career aside in order to devote her life to the children, to their finely tuned routine, and to the house itself, which comforts her like an old, sly friend. But then a man calls one afternoon with a shattering message: his wife has been having an affair with Lucy’s husband, Jake. The revelation marks a turning point: Lucy and Jake decide to stay together, but make a special arrangement designed to even the score and save their marriage—she will hurt him three times. As the couple submit to a delicate game of crime and punishment, Lucy herself begins to change, surrendering to a transformation of both mind and body from which there is no return. Told in dazzling, musical prose, The Harpy is a dark, staggering fairy tale, at once mythical and otherworldly and fiercely contemporary. It is a novel of love, marriage and its failures, of power, control and revenge, of metamorphosis and renewal. “A beautiful, poetic account of [a] marriage, and also an insightful character study . . . And when it borders on a dark fairy tale, The Harpy soars.” —NPR

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  • Publisher – Grove Press
  • Total Pages – 166
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780802148179
  • ISBN-13 – 0802148174

Koolaids

Download or Read eBook Koolaids PDF written by Rabih Alameddine and published by Grove/Atlantic, Inc.. This book was released on 2015-09-15 with total page 217 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Koolaids

Book Synopsis Koolaids by : Rabih Alameddine

“Daring, dazzling . . . A tough, funny, heart-breaking book” by the National Book Award–nominated author of An Unnecessary Woman (The Seattle Times). Detailing the impact of the AIDS epidemic in America and the Lebanese civil war in Beirut on a circle of friends and their families during the 1980s and 1990s, this “absolutely brilliant” novel mines the chaos of contemporary experience, telling the stories of characters who can no longer love or think except in fragments (Amy Tan). Clips and quips, vignettes and hallucinations, tragic news reports and hilarious short plays, conversations with both the quick and the dead, all shine their combined lights to reveal the way we experience life today in the debut novel of the author Michael Chabon calls “one of our most daring writers.” “A provocative, emotionally searing series of connected vignettes . . . For a nonlinear novel the images chosen retain a remarkable cohesion. Often sexually frank or jarringly violent, they merge into a graphic portrait of two cultures torn from the inside.” —Publishers Weekly “[A] refreshing statement of honesty and endurance . . . Funny, brave, full of heart and willing to say things about war and disease, sexual and cultural politics that have rarely been said so boldly or directly before.” —The Oregonian “Rabih Alameddine is one rare writer who not only breaks our hearts but gives every broken piece a new life.” —Yiyun Li

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  • Publisher – Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Total Pages – 217
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780802190970
  • ISBN-13 – 0802190979

The Fiction of Juan Rulfo

Download or Read eBook The Fiction of Juan Rulfo PDF written by Amit Thakkar and published by Tamesis Books. This book was released on 2012 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Fiction of Juan Rulfo

Book Synopsis The Fiction of Juan Rulfo by : Amit Thakkar

This is the first extended, English-language study to focus exclusively on the fiction of Juan Rulfo in over twenty years, analyzing a selection of short stories from Rulfo's collection and also two of the main characters of hismasterpiece, Pedro Páramo. This is the first extended, English-language study to focus exclusively on the fiction of Juan Rulfo in over twenty years. It contains innovative analyses of a selection of short stories from Rulfo's collection, El llano en llamas (1953). It also examines in great depth two of the main characters of Pedro Páramo (1955), Rulfo's masterpiece and only novel. The book shows how Rulfo's works can be read as exercises in irony directed againstthe rhetoric of post-Revolutionary Mexican governments. It also demonstrates the relevance of certain legacies of colony in Rulfo's use of irony. Successive Mexican governments promoted a vision of post-Revolutionary society founded on specific notions of ethnicity, family, nation, education, religion and rural politics. The author combines examination of the speeches, images and newspaper articles which disseminated this vision with incisive literary analyses of Rulfo's work. These analyses are informed both by his original theory of irony, based on "internal" and "external" referents, and by existing postcolonial theories, particularly those of Homi K. Bhabha. Amit Thakkar is a Lecturer in Hispanic Studies at Lancaster University.

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  • Publisher – Tamesis Books
  • Total Pages – 192
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781855662384
  • ISBN-13 – 1855662388

Perfect

Download or Read eBook Perfect PDF written by Natasha Friend and published by Milkweed Editions. This book was released on 2010-01-01 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Perfect

Book Synopsis Perfect by : Natasha Friend

In the world of thirteen-year-old girls, everything’s fine—at least on the surface. Isabelle Lee is a typical, wisecracking, middle-of-the-pack girl who just happens to be dealing with some big issues. Her father has died and no one—especially her mother—wants to talk about it. Meanwhile, Isabelle’s sister, who “used to be nine and charming,” has messed everything up by ratting Isabelle out to their mom about her eating disorder. At school, there’s Mr. Minx, the self-important (but really not bad) English teacher; Ashley Barnum, the prettiest girl around; and the lunchroom, where tables are turf in an all-eyes-open battle for social status. Isabelle has measured the distance to being cool and she thinks it’s long shiny hair, a toothpaste smile, and perfectly broken-in size-zero jeans. Perfect is the story of one girl’s attempt to cope with loss, define true friendship, and figure out the difference between appearances and reality.

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  • Publisher – Milkweed Editions
  • Total Pages – 190
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781571318015
  • ISBN-13 – 1571318011