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At Swim-Two-Birds

By Flann O'Brien
  • ISBN Code: : 0735253854
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Pages : 216
  • Category : Fiction
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Hailed as the paramount expression of metafiction and Irish culture, and uproariously funny and inventive, At Swim-Two-Birds has influenced generations of writers, broadening the possibilities of what can be done in ficiton. This comic novel is the story of a loafing and inebriated Dublin-based university student who composes a mischief-filled novel about a protagonist doomed to fail as a writer. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

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Bengal's Quest

By Lora Leigh
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101612509
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 514
  • Pdf File: bengal-s-quest.pdf

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh returns to the “highly charged and carnal”(Fresh Fiction) world of her Breed novels as two Breeds discover that it’s vengeance that stirs the mating heat... He was a shadow, ever shifting and insinuating, able to blend in everywhere and anywhere. The elusive ideal conceived and created by the Genetics Council, he went by just as many names as he had identities—the last one being Gideon. Now calling himself Graeme, he hides in plain sight, terrifyingly close to his goal. A rogue Bengal Breed, he is loyal to no one but himself. And he has a need for vengeance that surges hot and swift through his veins. Graeme plans to wage an extreme and ruthless vendetta against those who wronged him—Breed and human alike. All will suffer his wrath: those who created him, those who pretended to love him, and those who betrayed him.This includes the one at the center of it all: a seductive, enigmatic woman helpless against the man whose desire is just as desperate as his need to destroy. And he’s tracking her scent...

The Boy on the Wooden Box

By Leon Leyson
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1442497831
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 589
  • Pdf File: the-boy-on-the-wooden-box.pdf

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“Much like The Boy In the Striped Pajamas or The Book Thief,” this remarkable memoir from Leon Leyson, one of the youngest children to survive the Holocaust on Oskar Schindler’s list, “brings to readers a story of bravery and the fight for a chance to live” (VOYA). This, the only memoir published by a former Schindler’s list child, perfectly captures the innocence of a small boy who goes through the unthinkable. Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family was forced to relocate to the Krakow ghetto. With incredible luck, perseverance, and grit, Leyson was able to survive the sadism of the Nazis, including that of the demonic Amon Goeth, commandant of Plaszow, the concentration camp outside Krakow. Ultimately, it was the generosity and cunning of one man, Oskar Schindler, who saved Leon Leyson’s life, and the lives of his mother, his father, and two of his four siblings, by adding their names to his list of workers in his factory—a list that became world renowned: Schindler’s list. Told with an abundance of dignity and a remarkable lack of rancor and venom, The Boy on the Wooden Box is a legacy of hope, a memoir unlike anything you’ve ever read.

Cloud Cuckoo Land

By Anthony Doerr
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1982168455
  • Total of Pages : 640
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 520
  • Pdf File: cloud-cuckoo-land.pdf

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On the New York Times bestseller list for over 20 weeks * A New York Times Notable Book * A Barack Obama Favorite * A National Book Award Finalist * Named a Best Book of the Year by Fresh Air, Time, Entertainment Weekly, Associated Press, and many more “If you’re looking for a superb novel, look no further.” —The Washington Post From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of All the Light We Cannot See, comes the instant New York Times bestseller that is a “wildly inventive, a humane and uplifting book for adults that’s infused with the magic of childhood reading experiences” (The New York Times Book Review). Among the most celebrated and beloved novels of recent times, Cloud Cuckoo Land is a triumph of imagination and compassion, a soaring story about children on the cusp of adulthood in worlds in peril, who find resilience, hope, and a book. In the 15th century, an orphan named Anna lives inside the formidable walls of Constantinople. She learns to read, and in this ancient city, famous for its libraries, she finds what might be the last copy of a centuries-old book, the story of Aethon, who longs to be turned into a bird so that he can fly to a utopian paradise in the sky. Outside the walls is Omeir, a village boy, conscripted with his beloved oxen into the army that will lay siege to the city. His path and Anna’s will cross. In the present day, in a library in Idaho, octogenarian Zeno rehearses children in a play adaptation of Aethon’s story, preserved against all odds through centuries. Tucked among the library shelves is a bomb, planted by a troubled, idealistic teenager, Seymour. This is another siege. And in a not-so-distant future, on the interstellar ship Argos, Konstance is alone in a vault, copying on scraps of sacking the story of Aethon, told to her by her father. Anna, Omeir, Seymour, Zeno, and Konstance are dreamers and outsiders whose lives are gloriously intertwined. Doerr’s dazzling imagination transports us to worlds so dramatic and immersive that we forget, for a time, our own.

The Marriage Bed

By Regina McBride
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 0743269128
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 849
  • Pdf File: the-marriage-bed.pdf

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An exquisitely lush and lyrical story about marriage and motherhood, attachment and letting go, set in early twentieth century Dublin. Hailed by critics for "connecting what's felt on the skin with what stirs the soul" (Elle) and for prose that The New York Times calls "shimmering," Regina McBride writes with exceptional passion and courage. Now, she has crafted her most heartbreakingly beautiful novel yet. "...To my husband's mother, I was an unassuming girl, a kind of empty vessel like the Virgin Mary who would carry holiness in her womb." So begins The Marriage Bed, the story of Deirdre O'Breen, who comes from the Great Blasket Island, a windswept place off the Irish coast. It is there that something stunning happens to Deirdre's parents, shamefully driving her to the mainland. The crossing takes her to the civilized world -- and toward Manus, the son of a wealthy and devout family. An architect, he is stirred not by God but by imagination: Dublin is struggling to find its way into the twentieth century, and Manus wants to fashion its landscape. Like the city itself, the couple's marriage is fraught with hope and complicated by legacy. At the heart of this striking novel is Deirdre's family secret. Resurfacing when her daughters reach adolescence, she must confront the questions, "How much of our parents do we carry? Do their sins and frailties shape who we become to our own children?" How Deirdre veers from her husband to embrace these answers makes for a sensuous, page-turning read. The Marriage Bed is a profound work: an inquiry into the extremes of erotic love and a testament to the power of longing and the hold of unresolved grief.

A Year with Thomas Merton

By Thomas Merton
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061757675
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 258
  • Pdf File: a-year-with-thomas-merton.pdf

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A 365 daily with inspirational and provocative selections from the journals of Thomas Merton combined with drawings and photographs by Merton. This volume of daily inspiration from Thomas Merton draws from Merton's journals and papers to present, each day, a seasonally appropriate and thought-provoking insight or observation. Each month will begin with one of Merton's delightful pen-and-ink drawings or one of his elegant black-and-white photographs.

Joyce and Company

By David Pierce
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1847141420
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 680
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Joyce and Company is a comparative study which encourages a way of thinking about Joyce not as an isolated figure but as someone who is best understood in the company of others whether from the past, the present or, indeed, the imagined future. Throughout, Pierce places Joyce and his time in dialogue with other figures or different historical periods or languages other than English. In this way, Joyce is seen anew in relation to other writers and contexts. The book is organised in four parts: Joyce and History, Joyce and Language, Joyce and the City, and Joyce and the Contemporary World. Pierce emphasises Joyce's position as both an Irish and a European writer and shows Joyce's continuing relevance to the twenty-first century, not least in his commitment to language, culture and a discourse on freedom.

My Dad's Gap Year

By Tom Wright
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350117579
  • Total of Pages : 88
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 335
  • Pdf File: my-dad-s-gap-year.pdf

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Seriously William, you're eighteen and you're gay, for Christ's sake. You're meant to swim against the tide. A proper gap year is all about traveling. Seeing the world. Popping your cherry. This is our chance to start living. Me and you. This is the story of Dave; a dad in mid-life freefall who takes his repressed, gay, teenage son William on a wild adventure to Thailand. Gay love, straight love, trans love, buddy-love, drinking games and beer bellies. Fasten your seat belts, it's gonna be a mad one!

My Dad's Gap Year

By Tom Wright
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350117560
  • Total of Pages : 88
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 819
  • Pdf File: my-dad-s-gap-year.pdf

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Seriously William, you're eighteen and you're gay, for Christ's sake. You're meant to swim against the tide. A proper gap year is all about traveling. Seeing the world. Popping your cherry. This is our chance to start living. Me and you. This is the story of Dave; a dad in mid-life freefall who takes his repressed, gay, teenage son William on a wild adventure to Thailand. Gay love, straight love, trans love, buddy-love, drinking games and beer bellies. Fasten your seat belts, it's gonna be a mad one!

Undetectable

By Tom Wright
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 135011765X
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 771
  • Pdf File: undetectable.pdf

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Sex is easy. Intimacy is hard. A tender, funny and uplifting love story for the post-chemsex generation. Hunky dream boy Lex and bright spark Bradley are falling for each other. Big time. After three months, Lex has decided that tonight's the night... but Bradley's not so sure he wants to go all the way. With wisdom, wit and honesty, Tom Wright's bold new play explores the delicate emotions, moral dilemmas and personal demons we all take to bed with us.

Medieval Invasions in Modern Irish Literature

By J. Ulin
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137297506
  • Total of Pages : 198
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 938
  • Pdf File: medieval-invasions-in-modern-irish-literature.pdf

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Medieval Invasions in Modern Irish Literature offers the first book-length treatment of the literary return to and reinterpretation of Giraldus Cambrensis's twelfth century The History of the Conquest of Ireland. Writers studied include W.B. Yeats, Lady Gregory, James Joyce, Sean O'Faoláin, Micheál Mac Liammóir, Brendan Behan and Jamie O'Neill.

Glocal Ireland

By Juan F. Elices Agudo,Marisol Morales Ladrón Soledad
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 144383100X
  • Total of Pages : 285
  • Category : History
  • Members : 731
  • Pdf File: glocal-ireland.pdf

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The transformations undergone by Ireland in the last decades have relocated the country within that liminal space of the local and the global. The country of the deeply-rooted rural traditions, the severely religious impositions and the fragile economic system became in the 1990s a world referent due to its unprecedented and impressive growth. However, the emergence of the so-called Celtic Tiger and the recognition that Ireland had become one of the most globalised nations in the Western world met a dramatic downfall that has left the country (pre)occupied with matters concerning its re-positioning and re-definition within a wider European framework. The cultural and artistic productivity of this nation has also moved away from the topical insularity of the past, adopting more transnational and universal subjects, at the same time that it has struggled to retain its genuine values and its own signs of identity. For, in Ireland, the more this global progress has grown to be unavoidable, the more evocatively the local has befallen. Therefore, the editors of this volume contend that the global and the local should be understood not as opposed concepts but as two ends of a continuum of interaction. Within this state of affairs, this volume comprises a series of articles that revolve around the issue of glocality in Irish literature, culture and cinema in order to disentangle the complexities that underlie this concept and which are inextricably related to the drastic changes undertaken by Ireland in the years before and after the economic boom and posterior bailout.