El mal de Portnoy

By Philip Roth

Portnoy, mal de [llamado así por Alexander Portnoy (1933- )]: trastorno en el que los impulsos altruistas y morales se experimentan con mucha intensidad, pero se hallan en perpetua guerra con el deseo sexual más extremado y, en ocasiones, perverso. Al respecto cube Spielvogel: «Abundan los actos de exhibicionismo, voyeurismo, fetichismo y autoerotismo, así como el coito oral; no obstante, y como consecuencia de los angeles "moral" del paciente, ni l. a. fantasía ni el acto resultan en una auténtica gratificación sexual, sino en otro tipo de sentimientos, que se imponen a todos los demás: l. a. vergüenza y el temor al castigo, sobre todo en forma de castración» (Spielvogel, O., «El pene confuso», Internationale Zeitschrift für Psychoanalyse, vol. XXIV, p. 909). Spielvogel considera que estos síntomas pueden remontarse a los vínculos que hayan prevalecido en l. a. relación madre-hijo. «Roth es el escritor más valiente de Estados Unidos. Es moralmente valiente, políticamente valiente. Y Portnoy es parte de esa valentía.» Cynthia Ozick

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Il grande albero

By Susanna Tamaro

Un apologo di Natale sull'amore, sul coraggio, sulla speranza in grado di conquistare il cuore di tutti i lettori. Un racconto solo apparentemente in step with ragazzi che ha los angeles forza e l. a. suggestione del Piccolo principe. l. a. storia di un abete e della sua lunga vita, dei suoi incontri con personaggi illustri come l'imperatore d'Austria e l. a. principessa Sissi, dei suoi viaggi, quando, tagliato, dovrà lasciare los angeles radura in cui è nato in line with diventare l'albero di Natale di piazza San Pietro a Roma. Infine della sua amicizia con lo scoiattolo Crik che lo aiuterà a tornare a casa. Una fiaba moderna, una storia di coraggio, di amore e amicizia in cui l. a. vita vince su tutto.

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The Warsaw Conspiracy (The Poland Trilogy) (Volume 3)

By James Conroyd Martin

~~WINNER: 2015 Chaucer Awards FIRST position type Fiction~~

Engaging and luxurious, THE WARSAW CONSPIRACY unfolds as a relatives saga set opposed to the November emerging (1830-1831), partitioned Poland's bold problem to the Russian Empire. Brilliantly illustrating the psyche of a humans decided to reclaim independence within the face of enormous odds, the tale portrays brothers and their fates in love and conflict. Michał is a pro veteran soldier, wary of the evolving conspiracy; Józef, his a lot more youthful brother and impassioned cadet, unearths himself stuck up within the vortex of a bold plot to abduct the Grand Duke of Russia. With Siberia or emigration to France looming as heart-rending contingencies, matriarchs Anna and Zofia remain steadfast of their get to the bottom of to guide the extended family via ever-muddying waters.

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Lush Life: A Novel

By Richard Price

A National Bestseller
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

Lush Life is a story of 2 decrease East facets: one a highly-priced bohemia, the opposite a house to complication, it really is citizens driven to the sides in their typical turf. while a cocky younger hipster is shot to demise by way of a highway child from the "other" decrease east facet, the crime ripples via each stratum of the town during this really good and kaleidiscopic portrait of the "new" New York.

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The Custom of the Army (Novella): An Outlander Novella (Lord John Grey)

By Diana Gabaldon

Diana Gabaldon, bestselling writer of the acclaimed Outlander sequence, weaves an engrossing story of conflict, background, and suspense during this unique novella—now on hand as a standalone eBook—featuring returning hero Lord John Grey.

London, 1759. After a excessive society electric-eel occasion ends up in a duel that ends badly, Lord John gray feels the necessity to lie low for it slow. comfortably, earlier than beginning his new fee in His Majesty’s military, Lord John gets an pressing summons. An previous pal from the army, Charlie Carruthers, is dealing with court-martial in Canada, and has referred to as upon Lord John to function his personality witness. gray voyages to the recent World—a land rife with savages (many of them on his personal aspect) and cleft by way of war—where he quickly reveals that he needs to shield not just his friend’s existence yet his own.

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David Golder

By Irène Némirovsky

In 1929, 26-year-old Irène Némirovsky shot to status in France with the e-book of her first novel David Golder. on the time, purely the main prescient could have envisioned the occasions that resulted in her remarkable ultimate novel Suite Française and her loss of life at Auschwitz. but the clues are there during this astonishingly mature tale of an aged Jewish businessman who has bought his soul.

Golder is a wonderful construction. Born into poverty at the Black Sea, he has clawed his solution to magnificent wealth by means of speculating on gold and oil. whilst the unconventional opens, he's at paintings in his excellent Parisian residence whereas his spouse and loved daughter, pleasure, spend his cash at their villa in Biarritz. yet Golder’s protection is fragile. For years he has defended his company pursuits from cut-throat opponents. Now his well-being is starting to exhibit the tension. As his physique betrays him, so too do his spouse and baby, leaving him to come to a decision which to pursue: revenge or altruism?

Available for the 1st time on the grounds that 1930, David Golder is a page-turningly chilling and fantastic portrait of the frenzied capitalism of the Twenties and a common parable concerning the mirage of wealth.

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Younger

By Pamela Redmond Satran

A narrative of thought and transformation for the relatively determined housewife—now a television sequence from the writer of Sex and the City, starring Sutton Foster and Hilary Duff!

She’s sufficiently old to be his mother.

Alice has consistently appeared younger for her age, despite her graying hair and her dowdy New Jersey housewife type. Make that ex-housewife: Now that her husband’s long gone and her daughter is grown, Alice is in determined want of an entire new lifestyles. So she we could her ally Maggie, a hip manhattan urban artist, rework her on New Year’s Eve. quickly, because of the wonders of hair dye and tight denims, Alice appears to be like really younger, as one evening in a new york bar confirms. in the dark, she kisses a boy who was once in diapers whilst she used to be in excessive school.

She’s having an excessive amount of enjoyable to care.

The white lie Alice tells Josh will get her considering that if not anyone asks her age, she doesn’t need to inform. So she applies for a task she had in short earlier than turning into a full-time mom—and will get it. in the meantime, Josh is falling head over heels for Alice, who’s simply manner cooler than women his age. He figures she’s approximately twenty-nine—and for the 1st time due to the fact that she was once twenty-nine, or very likely ever, Alice feels that lifestyles is ripe with chance. regrettably one threat is that she’s gonna get caught.

difficult the adage that the reality will set you unfastened, Younger is a hilarious and insightful tale that proves that you’re merely as younger as you are feeling.

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The Sibyl

Four D- Blackstone specific This Nobel Prize-winning writer the following explores the which means of divine and human love, during the characters of a wandering Jew and a sibyl of Delphi. this can be a amazing book...Lagerkvist has written a worrying and anxious delusion approximately human and divine love, and in regards to the glories and failures of both.?Paul Engle, Chicago Tribune

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Swift and Others

Jonathan Swift's effect at the writings and politics of britain and eire used to be bolstered by means of a mixture of contradictory forces: an authoritarian attachment to culture and rule, and a brilliant responsiveness to the problems of a modernity he resisted and but helped to create. He used to be, maybe even greater than Pope, a dominant voice of his occasions. the wealthy number of the literary tradition to which he belonged exhibits the penetration of his principles, character and magnificence. this can be real of writers who have been his associates and admirers (Pope), of adversaries (Mandeville, Johnson), of a number of who turned nice ironists in his shadow (Gibbon, Austen), and of a few striking examples of Swiftian afterlife (Chatterton). Claude Rawson, best student of the works of fast, brings jointly contemporary essays, in addition to vintage prior paintings widely revised, to provide clean insights into an period whilst Swift's voice used to be a pervasive presence.

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