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By Pat Conroy

Step into the powerhouse lifetime of Bull Meecham. He’s all Marine—fighter pilot, king of the clouds, and absolute ruler of his kin. Lillian is his wife—beautiful, southern-bred, with a center of velvet metal. with out her cool head, her childrens will be in genuine difficulty. Ben is the oldest, a born athlete whose top by no means satisfies the large guy. Ben’s obtained to face up, even struggle again, opposed to a father who doesn’t provide in—not to his males, to not his spouse, and positively to not his son. Bull Meecham is unquestionably Pat Conroy’s so much explosive character—a guy you want to hate, yet a guy you are going to love.

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Download E-books Machine of Death: A Collection of Stories About People Who Know How They Will Die PDF

By Ryan North, Matthew Bennardo, David Malki

The computing device have been invented many years in the past: a laptop which can inform, from only a pattern of your blood, the way you have been going to die. No dates, no details. Just a slip of paper with a couple of phrases spelling out your final destiny -- immediately all-too particular and maddeningly vague.

A best ten Amazon shopper favourite in technological know-how Fiction & myth for 2010, The computer of Death is an anthology of unique tales sure jointly through a imperative premise. From the funny to the adventurous to the mind-bending to the touching, the writers discover what the area will be like if a blood attempt may are expecting your death.

But do not believe for a second it is a publication fullyyt composed of news approximately humans assembly their ironic dooms. There is a few of that, after all. yet greater than that, it is a genre-hopping selection of stories approximately those who have discovered extra approximately themselves then might be they need to have, and how that knowledge affects their relationships, their notion of the realm, and the way they consider approximately themselves.

Features thirty-four tales by way of Randall Munroe, Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw, Tom Francis, Camille Alexa, Erin McKean, James L. Sutter, David Malki !, Ryan North, and many others

Features illustrations via Kate Beaton, Kazu Kibuishi, Aaron Diaz, Jeffrey Brown, Scott C., Roger Langridge, Karl Kershl, Cameron Stewart, and so forth

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By Henrik Ibsen

One of the masterpieces of worldwide literature, this nice verse drama by means of Norway's famed playwright humorously but profoundly explores the virtues, vices, and follies universal to all humanity because it follows the roguish lifetime of a captivating yet boastful younger guy. A literary satisfaction because it was once first released in 1875.

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By David Sansone

  • Asserts a unique and debatable conception at the origins of rhetoric that differs significantly from the normal view
  • Argues that it was once the theatre of historical Greece, first showing round 500 BC, that prompted
  • the improvement of formalized rhetoric, which developed quickly thereafter
  • Provides a cogent remodeling of latest evidence
  • Reveals the prejudice and inconsistency of Aristotle

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Download E-books Homeboy: A Novel PDF

By Seth Morgan

Seth Morgan's frenzied, addictive stroll at the wild facet of Eighties San Francisco while strip-joint barker Joe Speaker unwittingly steals a sixty-nine-carat blue diamond, he turns into enmeshed in a blackmail-and-murder conspiracy that starts with the savage slaying of costly name woman Gloria Monday. abruptly Joe's a sought after guy. Hunted through a murderous pimp often called child Jewels Moses and a continuing murder cop named Tarzon, Joe finally ends up taking the rap and getting sentenced to 3 years. yet it is in criminal that the genuine difficulty starts. An adrenaline-pumped, hallucinogenic descent into the decrease depths, Homeboy is a tricky, eye-opening examine San Francisco in the course of the AIDS epidemic. half memoir and half richly conceived paintings of mind's eye, this gritty, rambunctious novel reads like natural poetry and celebrates an unusual expertise on the top of his storytelling powers.

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By Marcus Youssef

Two neighbors move the time jointly enjoying a made-up online game during which they identify humans, areas, or issues and debate whether or not they are profitable or now not; in different phrases, whether or not they are winners or losers. every one pal seeks to defeat the opposite, and since this type of males grew up economically privileged and the opposite didn't, the contest very quickly heats up.

Marcus Youssef is affiliate inventive manufacturer at Vancouver's NeWorld Theatre and teaches theater at Concordia college in Montreal.

James Long has been making theater in view that 1995 and is creative director of Theatre substitute in Vancouver.
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By Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett, the good minimalist grasp and winner of the 1969 Nobel Prize for Literature, produced a few of his most generally praised paintings for the degree within the type of the fast play. this entire and definitive choice of twenty-five performs and “playlets” comprises Beckett’s celebrated Krapp’s final Tape, Embers, Cascando, Play, Eh Joe, Not I, and Footfalls, in addition to his mimes, all his radio and tv performs, his screenplay for Film, his edition of Robert Pinget’s The outdated Tune, and the more moderen Catastrophe, What Where, Quad, and Night and Dreams.

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By Sophocles, Edith Hall, H. D. F. Kitto

Love and loyalty, hatred and revenge, worry, deprivation, and political ambition: those are the explanations which thrust the characters portrayed in those 3 Sophoclean masterpieces directly to their collision path with disaster.

well-known in his personal day as possibly the best of the Greek tragedians, Sophocles' acceptance has remained undimmed for 2 and a part thousand years. His maximum innovation within the tragic medium used to be his improvement of a valuable tragic determine, confronted with a try of will and personality, risking obloquy and demise instead of compromise his or her ideas: it truly is amazing that Antigone and Electra either have a lady as their intransigent 'hero'. Antigone dies fairly overlook her responsibility to her kinfolk, Oedipus' decision to save lots of his urban leads to the terrible discovery that he has devoted either incest and parricide, and Electra's unremitting anger at her mom and her lover retains her in servitude and depression.

those brilliant translations mix beauty and modernity, and are amazing for his or her lucidity and accuracy. Their sonorous diction, economic system, and sensitivity to the numerous metres and modes of the unique musical supply lead them to both compatible for examining or theatrical peformance.
concerning the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the widest diversity of literature from world wide. each one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, offering the main actual textual content plus a wealth of alternative invaluable gains, together with professional introductions via top experts, worthwhile notes to explain the textual content, up to date bibliographies for additional examine, and masses extra.

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In Greek legend, Prometheus was once the Titan who, opposed to the need of Zeus, stole fireplace from the gods for the good thing about guy. His bad punishment by way of Zeus, and his carrying on with defiance of Zeus within the face of that punishment, stay common symbols of man's vulnerability in any fight with the gods.
In the epic drama Prometheus Bound, Aeschylus (c. 525–456 BC), first of the 3 nice Greek tragic poets, re-creates this mythical clash among rebellious topic and vengeful god. Chained for eternity to a barren rock, his flesh time and again torn through a ravaging eagle, Prometheus defends his championship of mankind, rejoicing within the many presents of language and studying he has given guy regardless of Zeus's merciless opposition.
Inspired by way of Prometheus's spirit, Aeschylus reaches past the parable to create one in every of literature's so much gripping portrayals of man's inhumanity to guy. How Prometheus clings to his convictions and braves his harsh destiny provide Prometheus Bound its impressive power and charm. For over 2,000 years, this masterpiece of drama has held audiences enthralled. it truly is reprinted right here in its entirety from the interpretation by means of George Thomson.

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By Kate Manning

‘In the tip, they celebrated. They bragged.

They acquired me ultimately, used to be their feeling.

They stated i'd take my secrets and techniques to the grave.

They might be so lucky.’

Axie Muldoon, the headstrong daughter of Irish immigrants, compelled to beg for pennies as a baby at the brutal streets on long island urban, grows as much as turn into the main profitable – and debatable – midwife of her time.

‘Saved’ from poverty through a well-meaning philanthropist, Axie is shipped West along with her more youthful brother and sister. however the kindness of strangers is short-lived and shortly Axie returns to town of her start, by myself, yet made up our minds to at least one day reunite her family.

When she is taken in via a long island surgeon Axie learns the craft that she is going to reside through – and later struggle for. She rises from the gutter to the glitter of 5th street excessive society, and discovers that the precise manner isn't regularly the best way of the church or the legislations, and that you can by no means belief a guy who says ‘trust me.’ yet what if that guy is an impossible to resist risk-taker with a poetical Irish soul?

As Axie’s recognition grows she unearths herself on a collision direction with the crusading legit who stands out as the righteous tool of her downfall. it is going to take all of her strength to outwit him and store either herself and people she loves from damage.

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