Download Memoirs of an Anti-Semite: A Novel in Five Stories (New York by Gregor Von Rezzori, Deborah Eisenberg PDF

By Gregor Von Rezzori, Deborah Eisenberg

The elusive narrator of this superbly written, complicated, and powerfully disconcerting novel is the scion of a decayed aristocratic relations from the farther reaches of the defunct Austro-Hungarian Empire. In 5 psychologically fraught episodes, he revisits his prior, from youth to heart age, a interval that coincides with the twentieth-century’s ugliest years. critical to every episode is what can be referred to as the narrator’s Jewish query. he's no Nazi. on the contrary, he's apolitical, accommodating, cosmopolitan. He has Jewish neighbors and Jewish enthusiasts, and their Jewishness is an issue of abiding fascination to him. His inner most and such a lot defining dating will also be the unusual dance of charm and repulsion that all through his lifestyles he has performed with this forbidden, wanted, inescapable, imaginary Jewish different. And but it's only his courting that has blinded him to–and makes him complicit in–the negative realities his period. Lyrical, witty, satirical, and unblinking, Gregor von Rezzori’s so much arguable paintings is an intimate foray into the emotional underworld of contemporary eu heritage.

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Download Noonaville: The Search for Sanity by Stephen Bolton PDF

By Stephen Bolton

A parallel universe in cartoons for connoisseurs of day-glo surrealism.

Noonaville is the comic strip sensation from the Sunday occasions kind Magazine, every one week it transports variety readers to a unusual substitute global someplace among dual Peaks, Royston Vasey and Brookside shut. within the booklet, the weirdness might be relived many times with nearly a hundred and sixty cartoons on issues of affection, paintings, loss of life, style and enjoyable, plus a operating narrative linking all of the sections. Noonaville is determined to be the humour publication that individuals learn below their desks, in entrance of the television tube, of their lunch breaks & sooner than they visit mattress. it's vibrant, enjoyable and humorous and has cult prestige written in every single place it.

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Download A perfect vacuum by Stanisław Lem PDF

By Stanisław Lem

It is a excellent, very humorous ebook. someone acquainted with Lem's brief tales and works like "Imaginary Engines" will understand what to anticipate. unfortunately, the under blurb utilized by the writer is sort of meaningless.

This is the Kandel translation. I doubt if he up-to-date the interpretation for the reissue of the publication through Northwestern college Press. They most likely simply acquired the rights in order that they might rock that critical and jap ecu literature.

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This is a set of excellent but imaginary experiences of nonexistent books. With insidious wit, the writer beguiles us with a parade of pleasant, disarmingly customary innovations. "Lem is Harpo Marx and Franz Kafka and Isaac Asimov rolled up into one and down the white rabbit's hole" (Detroit News). A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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(there is a request for this Lem identify, however it is an visible experiment, no longer "retail"...however, if the person that positioned the bounty on it unearths it appropriate, allow me know!)

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Download Ein Vakuum ist ein großer leerer Raum, wo der Papst wohnt: by Bernd Brucker PDF

By Bernd Brucker

Sprachliche Querschläger und geniale Geistesblitze aus dem Schulalltag

Oft begegnen Schüler den Herausforderungen des Schulalltags mit ungeahnter Kreativität: Ihre schönsten Stilblüten aus Schulaufsätzen, spontane Höchstleistungen in Prüfungssituationen und verblüffende Beweise für den innovativen Umgang mit naturwissenschaftlichen Fragestellungen sind hier versammelt.

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Download Cocaine by Pitigrilli PDF

By Pitigrilli

Paris within the Nineteen Twenties – dizzy and decadent. the place a tender guy could make a fortune along with his wits ... except he's led into temptation. Cocaine's dandified hero Tito Arnaudi invents lurid scandals and grotesque deaths, and sells those tales to the newspapers. yet his personal lifestyles turns into much more outrageous than his press studies while he acquires 3 challenging mistresses. dependent, witty and depraved, Pitigrilli's vintage novel was once first released in Italian in 1921 and charts the comedy and tragedy of a tender man's downfall and the trap of a bygone period. The novel's descriptions of intercourse and drug use triggered church professionals to put it on a listing of forbidden books, whereas attractive to filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder who wrote a script in keeping with the story. Cocaine keeps its venom even this present day.

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Download Naked Lunch (The Restored Text) by William S. Burroughs PDF

By William S. Burroughs

A literary landmark and the main surprising novel within the English language, William Burroughs’ ‘Naked Lunch’ is a thrilling trip into the darkest recesses of the human psyche.

Meet Bradley the customer, the simplest narcotics agent within the enterprise. Say hi to Dr ‘Fingers’ Schafer, the Lobotomy child, and the sadistic, manipulative Dr Benway. after which there’s our narrator, invoice Lee, an Ivy League-educated narcotics addict. this is often the tale of Bill’s flight south from manhattan to a drug-and-sex-soaked retreat in Tangiers, the place ambiguous sturdy and engaging Evil vie for the human soul. Welcome to Interzone ...‘Naked Lunch’ is a masterpiece of recent literature via the godfather of the Beat writers: as provocative and mordantly humorous this present day because it was once in 1959.

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Download Crumbs by Miha Mazzini PDF

By Miha Mazzini

The all time promoting novel from the previous Yugoslavia, this can be a hilarious, anarchic, irreverent black comedy approximately nationwide aspirations and in need of belongings you can't have, re-published within the 12 months that Scotland votes on independence. Egon is an amoral yet charismatic author, residing at the breadline in a grim, unnamed communist manufacturing facility city in Slovenia sooner than the break-up of the previous Yugoslavia. With little proof of his genuine literary objectives, he makes ends meet by way of writing trashy romances lower than a pseudonym. while no longer seeking out intercourse with as many ladies as attainable, or slagging off the literary institution, Egon is stuffed with schemes to feed his pathological desire for the ruinously pricey aftershave, Cartier pour L'Homme. round him Egon has accumulated a motley group of pals and associates, each one of whom additionally has an both obsessive, unimaginable ambition. Poet is desirous to have his verse released in a leather-based sure quantity, Ibro is in love with Ajsha, a manufacturing unit lady to whom he can't utter a unmarried notice, whereas Selim is confident he'll marry Nastassja Kinski, the world-famous actress. As Egon's makes an attempt to safe extra body spray develop into ever extra degenerate, his grip on his personal identification loosens. the implications are messy, as grim as they're hilarious, and allude to a state present process radical swap. Crumbs isn't just a ribald, soiled realist satire – a contemporary ecu vintage – but in addition a desirable and completely detailed observation at the pathology of self-determination. It's booklet within the months ahead of Scotland votes on independence lends a shocking, replacement yet authoritative standpoint at the debate.

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Download Players at the Game of People by John Brunner PDF

By John Brunner

Struggle hero, jet-setter, gourmet--Godwin Harpinshield used to be all of these and extra; his existence used to be a video game performed one of the attractive humans whose popularity, wealth and tool set them above the legislation, and past the legislation of nature. as a result of an easy discount that every one the attractive humans made, Godwin's each hope was once his for the asking. Seduced through luxurious, Godwin by no means doubted his fortune, by no means questioned approximately his mysterious patrons.
Then the sport grew to become ugly.
Suddenly, the ante used to be raised and the sport used to be genuine. The stakes have been his destiny, his sanity and, almost certainly, his very soul. All Godwin Harpinshield needed to realize used to be: What have been the foundations of the sport? And who--or what--were the opposite gamers?

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Download Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by David Shafer PDF

By David Shafer

3 teenagers grapple with the standard thirty-something problems--boredom, authenticity, an all-powerful on-line oligarchy--in David Shafer's darkly comedian debut novel.

The Committee, a world cabal of industrialists and media barons, is at the verge of privatizing all details. pricey Diary, an idealistic on-line Underground, stands within the means of that takeover, utilizing radical politics, vintage spycraft, and know-how that makes enormous facts appear like dial-up. Into this mystery conflict stumbles an not going trio: Leila Majnoun, a dissatisfied non-profit employee; Leo Crane, an unhinged trustafarian; and Mark Deveraux, a phony self-betterment guru who works for the Committee.

Leo and Mark have been most sensible pals in university, yet early maturity has set them on diverging paths. starting to be more and more disdainful of Mark's platitudes, Leo publishes a withering takedown of his rules on-line. however the Committee is reading--and erasing--Leo's phrases. at the different facet of the area, Leila's discoveries in regards to the Committee's far-reaching targets threaten to damage people who are closest to her.

In the spirit of William Gibson and Chuck Palahniuk,Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is either a suspenseful international mystery and an emotionally honest novel in regards to the fight to alter the area in- and outdoors your head.

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