Category: Literary

The Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc by Loraine Despres

By Loraine Despres

It is a steamy June afternoon in Louisiana, circa 1956, and Sissy LeBlanc is sitting on her entrance porch, pondering -- part heavily -- if she may well kill herself with aspirins and Coca-Cola. She's been residing in stifling outdated Gentry because the day she used to be born and trapped in a sham of a wedding to PeeWee LeBlanc considering the fact that she was once simply seventeen. in brief, she's uninterested, stressed, and prepared for an experience. Sissy simply by no means imagined temptation could come into her lifestyles that breathless summer season day as she sat smoking on her porch swing. For even if she can have been fixated at the taut muscular tissues of the lineman shimmying down the phone pole around the highway, she hadn't allowed herself to visualize that he'd be none except her highschool sweetheart, Parker Davidson, who left city fourteen years earlier than with out quite a bit as a wave goodbye. yet by surprise, the following he's, leaning in for a kiss that might fan the flames of extra pleasure than Sissy may ever have imagined...

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The Analytical Theory of Heat by Joseph Fourier

By Joseph Fourier

This unabridged republication of Fourier's Théorie Analytique de l. a. Chaleur bargains glossy readers entry to a landmark of recent technological know-how. With this paintings, the nice mathematician first confirmed how any discontinuous functionality may be represented via a trigonometric sequence and advanced different innovations of contemporary mathematical physics. 1878 English translation.

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Voyage To the End of the Room: A Novel by Tibor Fischer

By Tibor Fischer

Oceane, winning special effects fashion designer and previous erotic dancer, loves to trip, yet does not prefer to exit; actually, she by no means leaves domestic. She satisfies her wanderlust by means of bringing the realm to her South London flat, utilizing courier, satellite tv for pc, radio, the net, and accommodating globetrotters making digital visits to Panama, Istanbul, and Tokyo. Her meticulously built way of life fits her until eventually she gets a letter from an ex-an ex who died ten years in the past. She is pressured into motion and seeks out assistance from Audley-failed mercenary, former own coach, and owner of the Dun Waitin Debt assortment enterprise. while the 1st letter is through a string of missives, Oceane has to begin looking out the realm to appreciate her past.Tibor Fischer's new novel is Robinson Crusoe and Treasure Island up to date for the twenty first century, weaving from the intercourse golf equipment of Barcelona, to the battlefields of Yugoslavia, to the lethal diving of Chuuk Lagoon. Combining his trademark sardonic wit and offbeat inventive aptitude, Voyage to the tip of the Room is Tibor Fischer in most sensible shape: a compelling page-turner that's straight away a super and darkly hilarious meditation on a random global; on what you could understand, what evil appears like, why ketchup could be between a soldier's most vital gear, and the way bubble gum can be utilized to assemble on outdated debts.

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Wasps: Social And Solitary (1905) by George W. Peckham, Elizabeth G. Peckham, John Burroughs

By George W. Peckham, Elizabeth G. Peckham, John Burroughs

This scarce antiquarian ebook is a facsimile reprint of the unique. because of its age, it may possibly include imperfections resembling marks, notations, marginalia and wrong pages. simply because we think this paintings is culturally very important, we've got made it to be had as a part of our dedication for safeguarding, retaining, and selling the world's literature in reasonable, prime quality, sleek variants which are precise to the unique paintings.

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Traces of Gold: California's Natural Resources and the Claim by Professor Nicolas S. Witschi

By Professor Nicolas S. Witschi

Broadening our figuring out of what constitutes "realism," Nicolas Witschi artfully demonstrates the linkage of yank literary realism to the texts, myths, and assets of the yankee West. From Gold Rush romances to cowboy Westerns, from hard-boiled detective thrillers to nature writing, the yank West has lengthy been identified as a rule via hackneyed representations in well known genres. yet a detailed examine the literary historical past of the West finds a few writers who declare that their works signify the "real" West. As Nicolas Witschi indicates, writers as various as Bret Harte, John Muir, Frank Norris, Mary Austin, and Raymond Chandler have used claims of textual realism to interact, reflect, or problem quite often held assumptions in regards to the West, whereas traditionally said realists like William Dean Howells and Mark Twain have frequently trusted genre-derived impressions concerning the area. The popular organization of the West with nature and the "great outdoor" signifies that lifestyles within the West provides an unambiguous courting with an unalloyed, non-human, actual nature. yet via a mix of textual scholarship, style feedback, and materialist cultural stories, Witschi complicates this inspiration of huge open areas and unfettered chance. The West has been the first resource of uncooked fabrics for American business and fiscal growth, particularly among the California Gold Rush and international struggle II, and Witschi argues that the writers he examines exist in the intersections of cultural and fabric modes of construction. lifelike depictions of Western nature, he concludes, needs to depend on the illustration of the extraction of fabric assets like minerals, water, and oil. With its forays into ecocriticism and cultural stories, lines of Gold will entice scholars and students of yankee literature, American reports, and western history. 

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