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The Letters That Never Came

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Author: Mauricio Rosencof
Publisher: Americas (Texas Tech)
ISBN:
Size: 22.13 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 106
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Book Description: The story of longing and hope in the life of a Jewish boy and his family in 1930s Uruguay.


Singer S Typewriter And Mine

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Author: Ilan Stavans
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803271468
Size: 50.82 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 368
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Book Description: A cultural critic of extraordinary erudition, encyclopedic knowledge, and boundless curiosity, Ilan Stavans, an Ashkenazic Jew who grew up in Mexico, negotiates wildly varied topics as effortlessly and deftly as he manages the multiple perspectives of a dual national, religious, and ethnic identity. In Singer’s Typewriter and Mine, a follow-up to The Inveterate Dreamer (Nebraska, 2001), Stavans interweaves his own experience with that of other Jewish writers and thinkers, past and present, to explore modern Jewish culture across the boundaries of language and nation. Juxtaposing the personal and the analytical, these essays and conversations take up the oeuvres of Isaac Bashevis Singer and Mario Vargas Llosa, translation and God’s language, storytelling as midrash, anti-Semitism in Hispanic America, Yiddish and Sephardic literatures, the connection between humor and terror, impostors as cultural agents, the creators of the King James Bible, and the encounter between Jewish and Latino civilizations, to name but a few of Stavans’s topics here. Funny, engaging, and provocative, this collection continues Stavans’s project of opening new vistas in our cross-cultural understanding of language, literature, and life.


You Can T Go Home Again

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Author: Thomas Wolfe
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451650507
Size: 27.98 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 656
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Book Description: Now available from Thomas Wolfe’s original publisher, the final novel by the literary legend, that “will stand apart from everything else that he wrote” (The New York Times Book Review)—first published in 1940 and long considered a classic of twentieth century literature. A twentieth-century classic, Thomas Wolfe’s magnificent novel is both the story of a young writer longing to make his mark upon the world and a sweeping portrait of America and Europe from the Great Depression through the years leading up to World War II. Driven by dreams of literary success, George Webber has left his provincial hometown to make his name as a writer in New York City. When his first novel is published, it brings him the fame he has sought, but it also brings the censure of his neighbors back home, who are outraged by his depiction of them. Unsettled by their reaction and unsure of himself and his future, Webber begins a search for a greater understanding of his artistic identity that takes him deep into New York’s hectic social whirl; to London with an uninhibited group of expatriates; and to Berlin, lying cold and sinister under Hitler’s shadow. He discovers a world plagued by political uncertainty and on the brink of transformation, yet he finds within himself the capacity to meet it with optimism and a renewed love for his birthplace. He is a changed man yet a hopeful one, awake to the knowledge that one can never fully “go back home to your family, back home to your childhood…away from all the strife and conflict of the world…back home to the old forms and systems of things which once seemed everlasting but which are changing all the time.”


The Thirteenth Day

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Author: Justinah McFadden
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1452070598
Size: 42.51 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 192
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Book Description: The Thirteenth Day is a novel surrounding a cover up and conspiracy that occurred during World War II. In 1943 America lost one its largest mass of mankind in one day in the United States Military. Lola, was a toddler during the time her brother Hanson went off to war. Lola believed along with the remainder of their family that Hanson died fighting for his Country. Nearly half a Century later Lola learns from a mysterious letter that her brother Hanson did not die in War but at the hands of a slaughter and cover up. In a grim world of Jim Crowes South where race once mattered more than peace and harmony rested a deep depression. The depression of fear and hatred once spread through the spirit and deep rooted in the soul was uncovered. The Thirteenth Day examines what happens when tragedy turns into forgiveness and understanding. When the truth comes to the light through murder, tragedy, and letters from past soldiers, and Presidents history greets the present on a roller coaster ride .With the past of America speaking from its grave, mingled with conspiracies and melodies of harmony and peace there is no mistake that the past is a lesson to be learned from. Justinah McFadden truly delivers in this novel and is making her place known in the world of American literature.


Autobiography

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Author: Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton
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Size: 17.16 MB
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Category : Authors, English
Languages : en
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Letters To Felice

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Author: Franz Kafka
Publisher: Schocken
ISBN: 0804150761
Size: 73.83 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 624
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Book Description: Franz Kafka first met Felice Bauer in August 1912, at the home of his friend Max Brod. The twenty-five-year-old career woman from Berlin—energetic, down-to-earth, life-affirming—awakened in him a desire to marry. Kafka wrote to Felice almost daily, sometimes even twice a day. Because he was living in Prague and she in Berlin, their letters became their sole source of knowledge of each other. But soon after their engagement in 1914, Kafka began having doubts about the relationship, fearing that marriage would imperil his dedication to writing and interfere with his need for solitude. Through their break-up, a second engagement in 1917, and their final parting later that year, when Kafka began falling ill with the tuberculosis that would eventually claim his life, their correspondence continued. The more than five hundred letters that Kafka wrote to Felice over the course of those five years were acquired by Schocken from her in 1955. They reveal the full measure of Kafka's inner turmoil as he tried, in vain, to balance his need for stability with the demands of his craft. "These letters are indispensable for anyone seeking a more intimate knowledge of Kafka and his fragmented world." —Library Journal


The Ludgate

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