Download La guerra no tiene rostro de mujer by Svetlana Alexievich PDF

By Svetlana Alexievich

«Ganadora del premio Nobel 2015 por su obra polifónica, un monumento al sufrimiento y al coraje en nuestro tiempo».
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Casi un millón de mujeres combatió en las filas del Ejército Rojo durante l. a. segunda guerra mundial, pero su historia nunca ha sido contada. Este libro reúne los recuerdos de cientos de ellas, mujeres que fueron francotiradoras, condujeron tanques o trabajaron en hospitales de campaña. Su historia no es una historia de l. a. guerra, ni de los combates, es l. a. historia de hombres y mujeres en guerra.
¿Qué les ocurrió? ¿Cómo les transformó? ¿De qué tenían miedo? ¿Cómo period aprender a matar? Estas mujeres, l. a. mayoría por primera vez en sus vidas, cuentan los angeles parte no heroica de los angeles guerra, a menudo ausente de los relatos de los veteranos. Hablan de l. a. suciedad y del frío, del hambre y de l. a. violencia sexual, de l. a. angustia y de los angeles sombra omnipresente de l. a. muerte. Alexiévich deja que sus voces resuenen en este libro estremecedor, que pudo reescribir en 2002 para introducir los fragmentos tachados por l. a. censura y fabric que no se había atrevido a usar en los angeles primera versión.

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Download Girl Through Glass: A Novel by Sari Wilson PDF

By Sari Wilson

A captivating literary debut that tells the tale of a tender girl’s coming of age within the cutthroat global of recent York urban ballet—a tale of obsession and the search for perfection, belief and betrayal, attractiveness and misplaced innocence.

In the roiling summer time of 1977, eleven-year-old Mira is an aspiring ballerina within the romantic, hugely aggressive global of recent York urban ballet. Enduring the mess of her parent’s divorce, she unearths get away in dance—the rigorous hours of perform, the beautiful good looks, the precision of circulate, the obsessive perfectionism. Ballet bargains her regulate, strength, and the promise of glory. It additionally introduces her to forty-seven-year-old Maurice DuPont, a reclusive, charismatic balletomane who turns into her mentor.

Over the process 3 years, Mira is authorised into the celebrated university of yankee Ballet run via the mythical George Balanchine, and at last turns into one among “Mr. B’s girls”—a dancer of infrequent expertise selected for greatness. As she ascends greater within the ballet global, her dating with Maurice intensifies, touching darkish areas inside herself and sparking unforeseen wants that might upend either their lives.

In the current day, Kate, a professor of dance at a Midwestern collage, embarks on a dicy affair with a scholar that threatens to obliterate her occupation and capsizes the recent lifestyles she has painstakingly created for her reinvented self. while she gets a letter from a guy she’s lengthy notion lifeless, Kate is hurled again into the dramas of a prior she inspiration she had left behind.

Told in interweaving narratives that circulation among previous and current, woman via Glass illuminates the prices of ambition, secrets and techniques, and the need for good looks, and divulges how the sacrifices we make for a terrific can destroy—or save—us.

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Download We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo PDF

By NoViolet Bulawayo

A extraordinary literary debut — shortlisted for the guy Booker Prize! The unflinching and robust tale of a tender girl's trip out of Zimbabwe and to America.
Darling is just ten years previous, and but she needs to navigate a delicate and violent global. In Zimbabwe, Darling and her neighbors scouse borrow guavas, attempt to get the infant out of younger Chipo's stomach, and seize at stories of sooner than. sooner than their houses have been destroyed through paramilitary policemen, prior to the varsity closed, sooner than the fathers left for harmful jobs abroad.

yet Darling has an opportunity to flee: she has an aunt in the United States. She travels to this new land looking for America's well-known abundance basically to discover that her recommendations as an immigrant are perilously few. NoViolet Bulawayo's debut calls to brain the good storytellers of displacement and arrival who've come prior to her-from Junot Diaz to Zadie Smith to J.M. Coetzee-while she tells a shiny, uncooked tale all her personal

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Download Minuscules extases by Grozdanovitch Denis PDF

By Grozdanovitch Denis

Avec sa nonchalance inimitable, Denis Grozdanovitch nous suggest les flâneries planétaires d'un hédoniste curieux de tout et fin observateur des comportements e ses contemporains. Son autoportrait gourmandise mêle saynètes d'enfance, souvenirs sportifs et anecdotes osées, véritables petits chefs-d'oeuvre d'humour noir. Rêveur épicurien adepte de l'oisiveté et de l. a. contemplation, il excelle à transformer le lecteur en complice amical qu'il emporte avec lui dans ses innombrables rêveries voyageuses.

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Download The Golden Age (Czech Literature Series) by Michal Ajvaz, Andrew Oakland PDF

By Michal Ajvaz, Andrew Oakland

The Golden Age is a fantastical travelogue within which a modern day Gulliver writes a booklet a few civilization he as soon as encountered on a tiny island within the Atlantic. The islanders appear initially to do not anything yet sit down and become aware of the area, and certainly draw no contrast among truth and illustration, in order that a replicate photo turns out as great to them as anyone (and vice versa); however the heart in their tradition is printed to be “The Book," a handwritten, collective novel packed with feuding royal households, murderous sorcerers, and slim escapes. an individual is loose to write down in “The Book," including their very own tales, crossing out others, or maybe ap- pending “footnotes" within the kind of little paper pouches jam-packed with additional text—but in fact there are pouches inside of pouches, in order that the tale is most unlikely to learn “in order," and shortly starts to crush the narrator's orderly treatise.

Translated via Andrew Oakland.

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Download The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham, Robert Calder PDF

By W. Somerset Maugham, Robert Calder

The Moon and Sixpence, released in 1919, was once one of many novels that galvanized W. Somerset Maugham's recognition as a literary grasp. It follows the lifetime of one Charles Strickland, a bourgeois urban gent whose boring external conceals the soul of a genius. Compulsive and impassioned, he abandons his domestic, spouse, and youngsters to dedicate himself slavishly to portray. In a tiny studio in Paris, he fills canvas after canvas, refusing to promote or perhaps convey his paintings. Beset by way of poverty, disease, and his personal intransigent, unscrupulous nature, he drifts to Tahiti, the place, even after being blinded by way of leprosy, he produces a few of his so much remarkable artistic endeavors. encouraged by way of the lifetime of Paul Gauguin, The Moon and Sixpence is an unforgettable research of a guy possessed via the necessity to create—regardless of the associated fee to himself and to others.

Includes a brand new creation by way of unusual Maugham student and biographer Robert Calder.

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