Diario de un hombre superfluo (Ilustrado) (Spanish Edition) by Iván Turguénev,Juan Berrio,Marta Sánchez-Nieves

By Iván Turguénev,Juan Berrio,Marta Sánchez-Nieves

Poco antes de morir, Chulkaturin make a decision iniciar un diario con el que se despedirá de este mundo. No sabe qué puede contar, pues se considera, simplemente, un hombre superfluo, prescindible por completo. Su infancia fue common y no ha hecho nada reseñable en toda su vida. Tampoco se ha preocupado por sus relaciones con los demás. Ni siquiera cuando conoció a Yelizaveta...

El concepto de hombre superfluo, como hombre inteligente, brilliant e idealista pero nihilista e indeciso, se hizo well known gracias a l. a. publicación de esta obra de Iván Turguénev en 1850. Este es un personaje tipo en los angeles literatura rusa del siglo XIX y su recurrente presencia en poemas, novelas y teatro acabó convirtiéndolo en un arquetipo nacional.
Juan Berrio ha ilustrado magníficamente este clásico inolvidable.

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Once Upon a Time by Ashok Srinivasan

By Ashok Srinivasan

Brinda is born in a standard joint kinfolk, yet in the back of the veneer of normalcy lurks an enigmatic existence. She has unique reminiscence of items that occurred prior to her beginning. actual touch along with her heals the in poor health, the rotten and the corrupt. Brutalised time and again, she purely turns into extra appealing and continues to be inviolate, not able to accomplish actual intimacy regardless of the fellow she loves. There comes a time while she is arrested with none fees and moved from legal to legal. yet in an international the place time and heritage are as fluid as her reminiscence, she remains radiantly younger whereas these round her age and rot. either as witness and sufferer, she lives throughout the horrors of a society sliding into superstition and intolerance. finally, she is subjected to a farcical trial the place each element of her earlier is gifted to the court docket in a depressing, new gentle sooner than a sad end. as soon as Upon a Time is Ashok Srinivasan's robust debut novel and the successor to his prize-winning selection of brief tales, ebook of universal indicators. A multi-layered fairy story for adults that comes with reference to a few of the cruelest cruelties of our instances, it reconfirms the arriving of a major new author on India's literary firmament.

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Schlitzauge oder Der Herrscher des Glücks (German Edition) by Peter W. Richter

By Peter W. Richter

HERRSCHER DES GLÜCKS ist die Übersetzung des chinesischen Namens von Xiang Jun, dem Adoptivsohn des Autors, der von dessen abenteuerlicher Suche in Ost und West nach einem bewohnbaren Platz für ein SCHLITZAUGE erzählt. Aus der Perspektive der Hauptfigur und der deutschen und chinesischen Familienmitglieder werden die Jahre der Kindheit und Jugend, und die des jungen Erwachsenen in China, Deutschland und Japan beschrieben. Die Adoptivgeschichte spielt auf dem Hintergrund der politischen Entwicklung in der Zeit nach der Kulturrevolution, als im Rahmen der Öffnung nach Westen einigen wenigen Ausländern die Annahme eines chinesischen Kindes ermöglicht wurde. Das Adoptivkind wird mit Fragen der Fremdheit und Heimatlosigkeit, von Ressentiments, Mehrsprachigkeit, kultureller Vielfalt und der Suche nach einer Identität konfrontiert. Ein zweiter Erzählstrang führt einen deutsch-japanischen Jugendlichen, der ebenfalls seinen Weg zwischen den Kulturen sucht, auf eine japanische Insel und zu dem Aussteiger und Einsiedler Niki alias Schlitzauge, der ihm über den Generationsunterschied hinweg den Blick für replacement Lebensentwürfe öffnet, und ihn für den Gedanken an eine Zukunft in seinem japanischen Mutterland erwärmt. Die Erzählung richtet sich an jugendliche Leser und an Interessenten für die außergewöhnlichen Lebenswege junger Menschen in Asien und Europa.

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Parallel Stories by Peter Nádas

By Peter Nádas

In 1989, the memorable yr while the Wall got here down, a school pupil in Berlin on his early morning run reveals a corpse mendacity on a park bench and signals the experts. This vintage police-procedural scene opens a rare novel, a masterwork that strains the destiny of myriad Europeans - Hungarians, Jews, Germans, Gypsies - around the treacherous years of the mid-twentieth century. The social and political situations in their lives may well fluctuate richly, their sexual and non secular longings could seem to every of them solely distinctive, but Peter Nádas's marvelous tapestry unveils uncanny, reverberating parallels that hyperlink them throughout time and space.

Three strange males are on the center of Parallel Stories: Hans von Wolkenstein, whose German mom is associated with darkish secrets and techniques of fascist-Nazi collaboration through the Forties, Ágost Lippay-Lehr, whose influential father has served Hungary's assorted political régimes for many years, and Andras Rott, who has his personal darkish checklist of darkish actions overseas. they're acquaintances in Budapest once we ultimately meet them within the spring of 1961, a pivotal time within the postwar epoch and of their clandestine careers. however the richly distinctive, dramatic stories and activities of those males, like these in their pals, fans and family, variety from Berlin and Moscow to Switzerland and Holland, from the Mediterranean to the North Sea, and naturally, throughout Hungary. The ever-daring, ever-original episodes of Parallel Lives discover the main intimate, so much tough human studies in a prose gleaming with unusual readability and likewise with mysterious uncertainty - as is attribute of Nadas's refined, lively art.

The net of prolonged dramas in Parallel Stories reaches not only ahead to the transformative 12 months of 1989 yet again to the spring of 1939, with Europe trembling at the fringe of warfare; to the bestial occasions of 1944-45, while Budapest was once besieged, the ultimate answer devastated Hungary's Jews, and the battle got here to an finish; and to the cataclysmic Hungarian Revolution of October 1956. yet there's even more to Parallel Stories than that: it's a bold, hard, and extremely relocating exploration of humanity at its so much limited and its so much free.

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Origins by Reiner Schürmann,Elizabeth Preston

By Reiner Schürmann,Elizabeth Preston

“Born too overdue to determine the warfare and too early to omit it.” So writes Reiner Schürmann in Origins, a startlingly own account of lifestyles as a tender guy from postwar Germany within the Nineteen Sixties. Schürmann’s semi-autobiographical protagonist is incapable of escaping a earlier he by no means consciously skilled. throughout him are slightly hid reminders of Nazi-inflicted loss of life and destruction. His personal stories of displacement and rootlessness, too, are the load of a merciless collective earlier. His tale offers itself as a continual quest for—and fight to loose himself from—his origins. The hero is haunted relentlessly by means of his fractured identity—in his formative years at his father’s manufacturing facility, the place he learns of the Nazi previous via a terrible discovery; in an Israeli kibbutz, the place, after a number of months of happiness, he's thrown out for being a German; in postwar Freiburg, the place he reencounters a chum who escaped the Nazi focus camps; and eventually, within the usa, the place his makes an attempt at a clean commence nearly fail to exorcise the ghosts of the past.

Originally released in French in 1976, Origins used to be the winner of the coveted Prix Broquette-Gonin of the Académie Francaise. In shut collaboration with the writer, this meticulously crafted translation was once created within the early Nineteen Nineties, yet Schürmann’s untimely demise in 1993 avoided its book approach and, hence, the most very important literary debts of the conflicted strategy of coming to phrases with the Holocaust and Germany’s Nazi prior has been unavailable to English readers earlier. Candid and frank, choked with fury and caustic sarcasm, Origins bargains perception right into a iteration stuck among unhappiness and rage, alignment and uprising, guilt and obsession with the past.

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Fuenteovejuna (The Margellos World Republic of Letters) by Lope de Vega,Roberto González Echevarría,G. J. Racz

By Lope de Vega,Roberto González Echevarría,G. J. Racz

Lope de Vega “single-handedly created the Spanish nationwide theatre,” writes Roberto González Echevarría within the advent to this new translation of Fuenteovejuna. usually in comparison to Shakespeare, Molière, and Racine, Lope is generally thought of the best of all Spanish playwrights, and Fuenteovejuna (The Sheep Well) is one of the most crucial Spanish Golden Age plays.

Written in 1614, Fuenteovejuna facilities at the choice of a whole village to confess to the premeditated homicide of a tyrannical ruler. Lope masterfully employs the tragicomic conventions of the Spanish comedia as he leavens the primary limitation of the peasant enthusiasts, Laurencia and Frondoso, with the shenanigans of Mengo, the gracioso or clown. Based on a precise old incident, Fuenteovejuna deals a paean to collective accountability and confirmation of the undying values of justice and kindness.

Translator G. J. Racz preserves the nuanced voice and constitution of Lope de Vega’s textual content during this first English translation in analogical meter and rhyme. Roberto González Echevarría surveys the background of Fuenteovejuna, in addition to Lope’s huge, immense literary output and indelible cultural imprint. Racz’s compelling translation and González Echevarría’s wealthy framework deliver this undying Golden Age drama alive for a brand new new release of readers and performers.

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Brañaganda (Narrativa del Acantilado nº 196) (Spanish by David Monteagudo Vargas

By David Monteagudo Vargas

¿Existe el "lobishome", un ser a medio camino entre lo humano y lo salvajemente animal? ¿Có­mo explicar los angeles muerte violenta de tantas mujeres en un pueblo de l. a. Galicia profunda? Mientras el marido de los angeles maestra neighborhood se empeña en dar explicaciones objetivas y racionales a los hechos, el lector asistirá atónito a unos acontecimientos que desdibujan sus perfiles mientras se adentran en oscuras regiones. Tal vez, después de todo, el "lobishome" no sea más que el brazo ejecutor de un enigmático juez ethical, tan riguroso como arbitrario, dispuesto a castigar los pecados sórdidos, fieramente humanos, que se han gestado en l. a. aislada y rural Brañaganda.

«Reinventa las leyendas sobre alobados o lobishomes gallegos, para zarandear las expectativas del lector hasta el extremo de sumirlo en l. a. más infernal perplejidad. Abierto como en 'Fin', certero a los angeles vez como en 'Marcos Montes', el críptico y diabólico ultimate de 'Brañaganda' será sin duda de lo más comentado de los angeles novela. Tenemos Monteagudo para rato».
Ricard Ruiz Garzón, 'El Periódico'

«La novela no nos da respiro desde las primeras páginas y se desarrolla en un imparable in crescendo que nos agobia, que nos invade, que nos conduce a los pagos del escalofrío conducidos por un narrador eficaz que, dejando de lado cualquier tipo de abalorios, dirige su prosa al centro del corazón de las tinieblas en el que nos hunde».
Iñaki Urdanibia, 'Gara'

«Monteagudo consigue que el lector sufra por los personajes de los angeles novela amenazados por un supuesto lobishome. Su lectura te atrapa y hace que te preguntes desde qué punto de vista ves el mundo».
Lídia Penelo, 'Público'

«Dentro del landscape español pocas voces se atreven a contar historias como estas...pero creo firmemente que es algo que necesitamos, cuentos intrigantes, que nos quiten el sosiego».
Pepe Rodríguez, 'El Placer de l. a. Lectura'

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Klöntal: Gilles Wetters vierter Fall (German Edition) by Christine K. Gubler

By Christine K. Gubler

Gilles Wetter, der Zürcher Ex-Staatsanwalt, übernimmt die Verteidigung eines emeritierten Professors, der in einem Zustand geistiger Verwirrung eine financial institution überfallen hat.

Da sein Mandant kurz zuvor an der 50-Jahres-Jubiläumsfeier der Glarner Kantonsschule gesehen wurde, fährt Wetter auf der Suche nach einem Motiv wieder einmal in den ländlichen Hauptort.

Dort findet er Hinweise auf einen ungeklärten Todesfall und verfolgt Spuren, die weit zurück führen in die Provence an eine Maturareise und nach Berlin zur Zeit der RAF-Terroristen.

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