Les Morsures du passé by Lisa Gardner

By Lisa Gardner

Il sait tout de vous. Même l’endroit où vous irez vous cacher…

Une nouvelle enquête de l’enquêtrice D. D. Warren au cœur des ténèbres du passé.
Grand Prix des lectrices de Elle Policier 2011, l’Américaine Lisa Gardner s’impose plus que jamais comme une des nouvelles reines du suspense.

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Dans los angeles pièce, cinq corps. Ceux des membres d’une même famille. Une balle dans l. a. tête, le père respire encore faiblement. De toute évidence, cet homme couvert de dettes a décidé d’assassiner les siens avant de se donner los angeles mort. Appelée sur les lieux, l’enquêtrice D. D. Warren comprend immédiatement que l’affaire est plus compliquée qu’il n’y paraît : sur l. a. desk du dîner, six couverts avaient été dressés…

Grand Prix des lectrices de Elle Policier 2011, Lisa Gardner excelle à construire des intrigues complexes, qui piègent le lecteur. Quand il croit avoir enfin  découvert l. a. vérité, le sol se dérobe sous ses pas.
Un suspense glaçant qui nous plonge dans un monde inconnu et bouleversant.

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Influential Ghosts: A Study of Auden's Sources (Studies in by Rachel Wetzsteon

By Rachel Wetzsteon

Influential Ghosts: A examine of Auden's assets explores one of the most vital literary and philosophical affects on W.H. Auden's poetry. The research makes an attempt to teach that Auden's poetry derives a lot of its curiosity from the giant variety of authors on whom he drew for concept. however it additionally recommend that his dating to those writers used to be marked via a desirable ambivalence.In chapters on Auden's courting to Hardy and Kierkegaard, the research exhibits how, after lovingly apprenticing himself to their paintings and sometimes borrowing stylistic or thematic positive aspects from it - Hardy's sweeping "hawk's vision," Kierkegaard's pressing "leap of religion" - he started to criticize the very issues he had formerly striven to emulate. In a bankruptcy on Auden's elegies, the writer argues that, by myself between examples of this poetic style, they either reverently mourn and harshly scrutinize their topics (Yeats, Freud, Henry James and others). In a bankruptcy on "structural allusion" in Auden's early poetry, the examine posits that Auden singlehandedly invented a brand new type of allusion within which he alludes to the shape and material of complete poems. yet whereas doing so, he additionally reveals fault with the attitudes (passivity, depression) depicted in them. In those structurally allusive poems - as along with his courting to Hardy, Kierkegaard and his elegies' topics - Auden's occasionally accepting, occasionally skeptical perspective towards his poetic types is on strong exhibit, and reveals an ideal counterpart within the pressure among imitative shape and important content material.

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Manifesting America: The Imperial Construction of U.S. by Mark Rifkin

By Mark Rifkin

The growth of the U.S. within the antebellum interval trusted the declare that the nation's limitations have been either self-evident and depending on the consent of these enclosed inside of them. whereas the elimination of yankee Indians and racism towards former Mexicans has been well-documented, little realization has been paid to the criminal rhetorics wherein the incorporation of those peoples and their territories used to be justified, portraying them as actively agreeing to come back less than the authority of the U.S. but at the same time the construction and extension of U.S. jurisdiction functioned as an imperial approach, it didn't cross unchallenged by means of ruled populations. In Manifesting the US, Mark Rifkin explores how writings through local americans and previous Mexicans protested the felony narratives that may normalize their absorption into U.S. nationwide house. targeting Indian removing within the southeast and western nice Lakes areas in addition to the annexation of Texas and California, the monograph tracks the disagreement among U.S. legislations and the self-representations of once-alien peoples newly subjected to it. associations within the U.S. legitimized conquest by means of developing different types of reputable popularity for ruled teams that strengthened the common sense and justice of U.S. mappings. however the imposed mappings persisted to be haunted via the patience of prior political geographies. reading quite a few nonfictional writings (including memorials, autobiographies, and histories) produced via imperially displaced populations, Rifkin illustrates how those texts contest the phrases and dynamics of U.S. coverage by way of highlighting particular types of collectivity and placemaking disavowed in respectable bills. Persuasively argued and anchored with really appropriate study, Manifesting the USA offers an past due bankruptcy within the background of resistance to U.S. imperialism.

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The Jungle (Bantam Classic reissue) by Upton Sinclair

By Upton Sinclair

During this robust e-book we input the area of  Jurgis Rudkus, a tender Lithuanian immigrant who arrives  in the United States fired with goals of wealth, freedom,  and chance. And we find, with him, the  astonishing fact approximately “packingtown,” the  busy, flourishing, filthy Chicago stockyards, where  new international visions perish in a jungle of human  suffering.

Upton Sinclair, grasp of the  “muckraking” novel, right here explores the workingman's  lot on the flip of the century: the backbreaking  labor, the injustices of “wage-slavery,”  the bewildering chaos of city life.

The  Jungle, a narrative so stunning that it  launched a central authority research, recreates this  startling bankruptcy of our heritage in unflinching  detail. regularly a full of life champion on political reform,  Sinclair is additionally a gripping storyteller, and his  1906 novel stands as the most important—and moving—works within the literature of social  change.

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Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer among the Indians : and other by Mark Twain

By Mark Twain

o contains the authoritative texts for 11 items written among 1868 and 1902

o Publishes, for the 1st time, the full textual content of "Villagers of 1840-3," Mark Twain's incredible feat of memory

o contains a biographical listing and notes that replicate vast new study on Mark Twain's formative years in Missouri

Throughout his occupation, Mark Twain usually grew to become for concept to stories of his adolescence within the Mississippi River city of Hannibal, Missouri. What has emerge as referred to as the problem of Hannibal encouraged of his most famed books, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, and supplied the foundation for the 11 items reprinted right here. almost all these choices (eight of them fiction and 3 of them autobiographical) have been by no means accomplished, and all have been left unpublished. Written among 1868 and 1902, they comprise a various collection of adventures, satires, and memories during which the characters of his personal formative years and of his best-loved fiction, rather Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer, come alive back. The autobiographical memories culminate in an miraculous feat of reminiscence titled "Villagers of 1840-3" within which the writer, writing for himself on my own on the age of sixty-one, remembers with humor and pathos the characters of a few 100 and fifty humans from his youth. followed via notes that mirror wide new learn on Mark Twain's formative years in Missouri, the choices during this quantity supply a revealing view of Mark Twain's diverse and repeated makes an attempt to provide literary expression to the problem of Hannibal.

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Moby-Dick (Bantam Classic reissue) by Herman Melville

By Herman Melville

Essentially the most widely-read and revered books in all American literature, Moby Dick is the saga of Captain Ahab and his unrelenting pursuit of Moby Dick, the good white whale who maimed him in the course of their final come upon.

A novel mixing high-seas romantic event, symbolic allegory, and the conflicting beliefs of heroic choice and timeless hatred, Moby Dick can also be respected for its old bills of the whaling of the 1800's.

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The Poetry Home Repair Manual: Practical Advice for by Ted Kooser

By Ted Kooser

Lately appointed because the new U. S. Poet Laureate, Ted Kooser has been writing and publishing poetry for greater than 40 years. within the pages of The Poetry domestic fix guide, Kooser brings these a long time of expertise to endure. listed below are instruments and insights, the directions (and warnings opposed to directions) that poets—aspiring or practicing—can use to hone their craft, might be into artwork. utilizing examples from his personal wealthy literary oeuvre and from the paintings of a couple of winning modern poets, the writer faculties us within the severe courting among poet and reader, that's primary to what Kooser believes is poetry’s final function: to arrive folks and contact their hearts. Much greater than a guidebook to writing and revising poems, this handbook has the entire comforts and advantages of a protracted and enlightening dialog with a sensible and sufferer previous friend—a buddy who's keen to percentage every little thing he’s realized concerning the artwork he’s spent an entire life studying to execute so good. (20100308)

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

By F. Scott Fitzgerald

The concept for the most important movie starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, plus eighteen different tales via the liked writer of The nice Gatsby

within the identify tale of this assortment by means of certainly one of America’s maximum writers, a toddler born in 1860 starts off lifestyles as an previous guy and proceeds to age backward. F. Scott Fizgerald hinted at this type of inversion while he referred to as his period “a new release grown as much as locate all Gods useless, all wars fought, all faiths in guy shaken.” maybe nowhere in American fiction has this “Lost Generation” been extra vividly preserved than in Fitzgerald’s brief fiction. Spanning the early twentieth-century American panorama, this unique assortment captures, with Fitzgerald’s signature combination of appeal and disillusionment, the USA through the Jazz Age.

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Lost in the Meritocracy: The Undereducation of an by Walter Kirn

By Walter Kirn

A brand new York occasions striking Book
A day-by-day Beast most sensible booklet of the Year
A Huffington submit top booklet of the Year

From basic college on, Walter Kirn knew how you can remain on the best of his type: He clapped erasers, memorized solution keys, and parroted his teachers' puppy theories. but if he introduced himself eastward to an Ivy League college, Kirn chanced on that the temple of upper studying he had anticipated was once as an alternative simply one other area for extra gamesmanship, snobbery, and social hiking. during this whip-smart memoir of kissing-up, cramming, and pageant, misplaced within the Meritocracy reckons the prices of an instructional procedure the place the purpose is just to maintain gathering issues and not to appear back--or within.

From the exchange Paperback version.

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James A. Michener - A Critical Companion (Critical by Marilyn S. Severson

By Marilyn S. Severson

In a profession writing fiction that spans greater than forty years, James A. Michener has sophisticated the artwork of telling an engrossing tale whereas offering vast quantities of authentic details. His narratives are characterised by means of an acute experience of position and critical issues akin to human tolerance, the connection among people and their surroundings, and the price of human braveness and difficult paintings. This examine is the 1st to evaluate and examine his fictional paintings in additional than ten years and discusses his fresh fiction, in addition to his vital historic fiction. The paintings includes a biographical bankruptcy, an summary of his fictional works, and shut, severe readings of 9 of his so much famous novels for you to be of particular curiosity to scholars of yank history.An commencing bankruptcy discusses his existence, together with his formative years, schooling, travels, and the trail that led him to turn into a most effective storyteller. The review bankruptcy examines the features of his fiction and basic thematic issues and provides short attention of the novels no longer analyzed in indivual chapters. the rest 8 chapters concentrate on person novels: The Fires of Spring, Hawaii, Centennial, Chesapeake, The Covenant, house, Texas, Alaska, and Miracle in Seville. each one novel is analyzed for plot constitution, characterization, and thematic parts. furthermore, Severson defines and applies substitute severe views from which to learn the radical. an entire, up to date bibliography of Michener's fiction and bibliography of studies and feedback entire the paintings. This updated critique of Michener's paintings will supercede the out-of-date works at the public library shelf and should help the secondary tuition interdisciplinary American history/literature curriculum.

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