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Barren Lives

By Graciliano Ramos
  • ISBN Code: : 0292786018
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Pages : 165
  • Category : Fiction
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A peasant family, driven by the drought, walks to exhaustion through an arid land. As they shelter at a deserted ranch, the drought is broken and they linger, tending cattle for the absentee ranch owner, until the onset of another drought forces them to move on, homeless wanderers again. Yet, like the desert plants that defeat all rigors of wind and weather, the family maintains its will to survive in the harsh and solitary land. Intimately acquainted with the region of which he writes and keenly appreciative of the character of its inhabitants, into whose minds he has penetrated as few before him, Graciliano Ramos depicts them in a style whose austerity well becomes the spareness of the subject, creating a gallery of figures that rank as classic in contemporary Brazilian literature.

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  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 299
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 560
  • Pdf File: the-visioning.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Visioning, Susan Glaspell's second novel, tells about Katie Jones, a young woman who lives in the comfortable world she knows with a charming circle of friends.

The Web and the Rock

By Thomas Wolfe
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 734
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 321
  • Pdf File: the-web-and-the-rock.pdf

Book Short Summary:

DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "The Web and the Rock" by Thomas Wolfe. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

Delphi Complete Works of Thomas Wolfe (Illustrated)

By Thomas Wolfe
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Book Code : 1801700508
  • Total of Pages : 5265
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 771
  • Pdf File: delphi-complete-works-of-thomas-wolfe.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The early 20th century American novelist Thomas Wolfe produced highly original, poetic, rhapsodic and impressionistic prose, framed in the guise of autobiographical writing. His novels vividly reflect on 1930’s American culture and the mores of that period, filtered through a sensitive and hyper-analytical perspective. His first novel, ‘Look Homeward, Angel’, is now widely regarded as an American classic, characterised for its intense consciousness of scene and place, combined with an extraordinary lyric power. Wolfe imbues his life story with a lofty romantic quality, employing epic overtones. After Wolfe's untimely death at the age of thirty-seven, William Faulkner described him as “the greatest talent of his generation”. This eBook presents Wolfe’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Wolfe’s life and works * Concise introductions to the major texts * All the published novels, with individual contents tables * Features rare stories and poems * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the stories * The complete plays, with rare dramas appearing here for the first time, including both versions of ‘The Mountains’ * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Includes Wolfe’s memoirs and essays * Ordering of texts into chronological order and genres Please note: a few posthumous works published many years after Wolfe’s death cannot appear due to copyright restrictions. When new texts become available, they will be added to the eBook as a free update. CONTENTS: The Novels Look Homeward, Angel (1929) Of Time and the River (1935) The Web and the Rock (1939) You Can’t Go Home Again (1940) The Hills Beyond (1941) The Shorter Fiction From Death to Morning (1935) Stories from ‘The Hills Beyond’ (1941) Miscellaneous Short Stories The Short Stories List of Short Stories in Chronological Order List of Short Stories in Alphabetical Order The Plays Deferred Payment (1919) The Streets of Durham (1919) Concerning Honest Bob (1920) The Return of Buck Gavin (1924) The Third Night (1938) Mannerhouse (1948) The Mountains: A Play in One Act (1970) The Mountains: A Drama in Three Acts and a Prologue (1970) The Poetry Collected Poems The Non-Fiction Miscellaneous Prose The Memoirs The Story of a Novel (1935) A Western Journal (1939) Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

Latino American Cinema: An Encyclopedia of Movies, Stars, Concepts, and Trends

By Scott L. Baugh
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 0313380376
  • Total of Pages : 313
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 292
  • Pdf File: latino-american-cinema.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Latino American cinema is a provocative, complex, and definitively American topic of study. This book examines key mainstream commercial films while also spotlighting often-underappreciated documentaries, avant-garde and experimental projects, independent productions, features and shorts, and more. • Nearly 300 entries on movies, actors and actresses, concepts, and trends • A resource guide and bibliography provides listings of online references and databases, research centers, and media distributors • Sidebar discussions that elaborate on key points within the entry, spotlight historical and social contexts, and offer examples