Category: Fiction 1

Realism by Stig Larsson

By Stig Larsson

Stig Larssons nya bok är ett spel med språk och makt, oavsett om det gäller några ungdomar som sätter upp sina liv på en teaterscen eller en svensk statsminister som har börjat förlora kontrollen. I tre opublicerade texter, teaterpjäserna "Ta stryk", och "Passion är lika med lidande", samt filmmanuset "Verklighetsuppfattning" äger en kraftmätning rum i tonfall och nyanser. Sanningen är granne med förnedringen och replikerna minerade.

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Vägen till Jerusalem (Arn, Book 1) by Jan Guillou

By Jan Guillou

Nådens år 1150 föds Arn Magnusson på Arnäs gård, belägen vid Vänerns strand några mil nordost om Skara. Han är son until eventually Sigrid och Magnus, båda av urgamla stormannaätter och befryndade med både norska och svenska kungaätter. Detta är berättelsen om hur Arn, sedan han blivit moderlös, tas om hand av cisterciensermunkarna vid Varnhems kloster och av dem får den yppersta av sin tids andliga och världsliga bildning. Av den väldige broder Guilbert de Beaune lär han sig också hantera båge och svärd som en riddare utan fruktan och tadel. Ty cisterciensermunkarna har förstått att Arn nog inte är ämnad att bli en klosterbroder utan skulle kunna göra mera nytta som en Kristi stridsman och trons försvarare i Det heliga landet. Om dessa planer är emellertid Arn okunnig när han som 17-åring återvänder until fädernegården, där han ofrivilligt dras in i de pågående intrigerna mellan rivaliserande tronpretendenter i ett av maktstrider sönderslitet Sverige. Efter sin uppväxt i klostret möter han också för första gången kvinnan, lustan och kärleken; två flickor är föremål för hans låga - males de är systrar! Något som enligt Västgötalagen är ett brott som kräver strängaste straff. Så vid 19 års ålder döms Arn för sin kärleks cranium av kyrkan until botgöring som tempelriddare i Det heliga landet. Vägen until Jerusalem är anträdd.

Vägen until Jerusalem är första delen i en trilogi från korstågstiden. Det är en storartad historisk roman med kraft och needs to och episk bredd som tål att jämföras med de klassiska föregångarna i genren. Och det är en magnifik återkomst av en Jan Guillou som demonstrerar en imponerande berättarglädje.

Jan Guillou är född 1944. Han debuterade som författare med romanen Om kriget kommer 1971 och har sedan dess utgivit över tjugo böcker. De tio romanerna om Carl Hamilton har slagit upplagerekord i Sverige och sålt i sammanlagt ca five miljoner exemplar.

Jan Guillou har varit verksam som journalist i tidningar, tidskrifter och television sedan 1966 samt skrivit pjäser för scen och TV.

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The Followed Man by Thomas Williams

By Thomas Williams

A narrative of terror and revenge, dying, love, accountability, the character of reality—and a person guy. Luke Carr, whose spouse and youngsters were killed in a aircraft crash, runs from his existence, and paintings task, to the woods of latest England the place he's additionally operating from a sequence of nameless letters being despatched his method.

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El asesino de Village Street by Annabel Navarro

By Annabel Navarro

“El asesino de Village Street” se desarrolla en un tranquilo y alejado pueblo del sur de EE.UU al que llega una atractiva joven con l. a. intención de preparar su tesis universitaria. Natalie Davis, una novata investigadora, que tendrá que recomponer el puzzle que los angeles llevará hasta el responsable de varios asesinatos; un carnicero sangriento capaz de mutilar y hacerse con el hígado de sus víctimas como trofeo. Todo transcurre con normalidad hasta que dos semanas después de su llegada, descubre unas marcas en el camino que l. a. llevan a un macabro escenario. Desde ese momento asume su papel de investigadora y trata de reunir las pruebas necesarias para descubrir al culpable. l. a. falta de experiencia y las limitaciones técnicas, obligan a Natalie a improvisar y asumir una responsabilidad que le viene demasiado grande. Una historia llena de misterio, romance e intriga en l. a. que el lector irá descubriendo l. a. trama a medida que l. a. protagonista vaya acumulando l. a. información. ¿Conseguirá l. a. joven novata detener al asesino de Village highway?

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The Jewish Wife & Other Short Plays by Bertolt Brecht

By Bertolt Brecht

Those six performs symbolize the simplest and such a lot funny of Brecht's shorter works. The Jewish spouse is from the phobia and distress within the 3rd Reich cycle of one-act performs, which, in addition to looking for Justice and The Informer, chromicles the hardships of existence in Nazi Germany. The Exception and the rule of thumb, certainly one of Brecht's preferred brief works, grimly depicts the implications of the together established -- but inevitable inequitable -- dating among the priviledged and the bad; it truly is incorporated right here with The Measures Taken and The Elephant Calf. although all of those ales of horror, advert Eric Bentley calls them, have tragic undertones, also they are infused with farcical absurdities and cosmic irony so attribute of Brecht's paintings.

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The Whispering Swarm (Sanctuary of the White Friars, Book 1) by Michael Moorcock

By Michael Moorcock

Virtually an individual who has learn or written technological know-how Fiction or delusion has been encouraged by means of the paintings of Michael Moorcock. His literary aptitude and grand experience of experience were obvious given that his arguable first novel Behold the guy, throughout the tales and novels that includes his most renowned personality, Elric of Melniboné, to his fable masterpiece, Gloriana, winner of either the Campbell Memorial and international myth, awards for most sensible novel. Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, and Michael Chabon all cite Moorcock as an incredible impression; as editor of recent Worlds journal, he helped release the careers of a lot of his contemporaries, together with Harlan Ellison, Philip ok. Dick, and J. G. Ballard.
Tor Books now proudly provides Moorcock's first self sustaining novel in 9 years, a story either fantastical and autobiographical, a party of London and what it intended to be younger there within the years after global struggle II. The Whispering Swarm is the 1st in a trilogy that would stick to a tender guy named Michael as he concurrently discovers himself and a mystery realm hidden deep within the center of London.

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La página rasgada by Nieves Hidalgo

By Nieves Hidalgo

Emilia Larrieta nace en Madrid a finales del siglo XIX, en el seno de una familia acomodada. Su vida sufre un giro radical debido a una desgracia typical, y pasa su infancia en una barriada marginal. Transformada en una jovencita audaz y desenfadada, ve cómo su vida cambia de nuevo cuando, tras un accidente, queda coja para siempre. Pero ni los angeles pobreza ni los angeles cojera podrán con el espíritu de Emilia.
Cuando llegue el amor, se entregará a él sin reservas, aunque luego deseará rasgar esa página de su vida. Durante los crueles años de l. a. guerra civil, Emilia luchará por mantener a su hija y a su propia madre. A pesar de todas las contrariedades, nunca perderá las ganas de vivir.
Ya anciana, l. a. imparable curiosidad de su nieta arrancará de Emilia recuerdos de amores perdidos, de verbenas, de hambre, de injusticias y justicias de andar por casa, que enseñarán a su nieta –y a los lectores—muchas cosas que nunca estarán en un libro de historia.

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Platero and I / Platero y Yo: A Dual Language Book by Juan Ramón Jiménez

By Juan Ramón Jiménez

Language note: Dual-language English/Spanish

The most well-liked paintings by means of the good Spanish author Juan Ramón Jiménez (1881-1958), it is a sequence of autobiographical prose poems in regards to the wanderings in Andalusia of a poet and his donkey. This new, exact English translation is drawn from the 1917 variation.

This is the one dual-language version on hand.

Introduction, Explanatory Notes.

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The Parrots by Filippo Bologna

By Filippo Bologna

3 males are getting ready to do conflict. Their target is a prestigious literary prize. and every guy will do whatever to win it. For the younger newbie, enjoyed via critics greater than readers, it potential reputation. For The grasp, previous, exhausted, preoccupied together with his prostate, it capability funds. And for The Writer-successful, useless and in his prime-it is an issue of lifestyles and dying. because the opponents lie, cheat and plot their technique to victory, their paths crossing with ex-wives, offended girlfriends, preening publishers and a wierd black parrot, the day of the Prize rite takes on a miles darker value than they can have imagined.

"This very humorous satire in regards to the stuffy little international of literature might be set anywhere... It's a hoot, written with a smart eye for the absurdity of yes literary egos." - The Times

"A five-star satire on literary vainness ... a superb, amazing novel with a wealthy payload of emotion in the back of the caricature." - Metro

"Very humorous ... lucidly translated." - Lucy Popescu, Huffington Post

"[Bologna's] clever new novel ... [has a] tender, figuring out narrator ... smart and distinctive, frequently comedian, with a funky eye for the reality of those characters', Daniel Hahn, Independent

"A satire of Swiftian rancour... the parrots of the identify act as apt metaphors for the never-ending churn of appropriation and pastiche that passes for literary originality... Bologna has a present, preserved in Howard Curtis's crisp translation, for the comically jolting simile." - Nat Segnit, TLS

"A scathing satire concerning the murky international of Italy's prestigious literary awards... Bologna paints a comically grim photograph of a tradition of back-stabbing and deceit." - monetary Times

"Tacks among excessive literary majesty and strong demanding slapstick with no ever capsizing... scintillating... that rarest of books: a rattling good novel approximately writers... terrific." - Samuel Ashworth, Brooklyn Rail

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Eve And Her Sisters by Rita Bradshaw

By Rita Bradshaw

Following their father's dying in a mining coincidence, sisters Eve, Mary and Nell trip to the Michaelmas reasonable at Gateshead to be post for rent - it truly is that or face the workhouse. Eve, who has sorted her more youthful sisters given that their mother's demise, can't undergo the idea of them being separated so she is indebted to innkeeper, Caleb Travis, while he is taking pity on her and consents to rent all of them. through the years, Eve's gratitude in the direction of him turns to like, yet Caleb is unaware of Eve's emotions as he's infatuated with Mary. it truly is to take many extra years of heartache earlier than he realises his mistake.

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