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Accident Of Birth

Author : Heather Neff
ISBN : 9780767917513
Genre : Fiction
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Comfortable in her twenty-year marriage to Carl, with a teenage daughter, Marisa, Reba Freeman is stunned when she discovers that her first husband, Joseph Thomas, a Liberian, is about to go on trial by the World Court for crimes against humanity. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Accident Of Birth

Author : Stephen Gray
ISBN : UCAL:B4020323
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A Prisoner Of Birth

Author : JEFFREY ARCHER
ISBN : 9788184983159
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Crash

Author : J. G. Ballard
ISBN : 9780007324309
Genre : Fiction
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The definitive cult, post-modern novel – a shocking blend of violence, transgression and eroticism.

The Rise Of The Russian Novel

Author : Richard Freeborn
ISBN : 0521085888
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This introduction to the study of the Russian novel demonstrates how the form evolved from imitative beginnings to the point in the 1860s when it reached maturity and established itself as part of the European tradition. Professor Freeborn considers selected novels by Pushkin, Lermontov, Gogol, Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy. Extended introductory sections to the studies of Dostoyevsk and Tolstoy deal with their earlier works. A final chapter summarises the principal points of contrast between Crime and Punishment and War and Peace, and argues that in certain specific ways, they represent the peaks in the evolution of the form of the Russian novel. Quotations are translated, but key passages are also given in the original. Professor Freeborn treats the novel as a literary form and avoids the overworked formulae on which much historical writing on Russian literature has been based. He is concerned with the literary development of a great form.

Karma A Novel

Author : A. P. Sinnett
ISBN : 0787307998
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Some of the Contents: En Route to the Castle; the Admiral Hoists Her Flag; a Visit to the Dungeons; a Fresh Development; Contrasted Visions; Occult Power in Excelsis; an Old Love; a New Opening.

Haarlem

Author : Heather Neff
ISBN : 9780307529558
Genre : Fiction
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“The only thing that’ll last forever is my Thirst . . . .” So says Abel Crofton as he explores the streets and canals of Amsterdam. A New York tunnel worker who’s struggling to stay sober after years of alcoholism, Abel is searching for the mother he’s never known. Despite having few clues as to her whereabouts, he soon finds a bureaucratic trail that takes him to Haarlem, the Dutch town from which the famed African-American neighborhood takes its name. As Abel ventures into more new territory, he also takes on his identity as a Black man, his rough childhood in Harlem, New York, his relationship to his bitter father, and his battle with addiction. The questions around his life only get more complicated after he meets a coldly direct waitress and a ragged jazz musician, both also bearing major scars from their pasts. The road leads to Haarlem for them as well. Welcome to Abel’s search for salvation in another tight page turner from Heather Neff.

The Roots Of Southern Writing

Author : C. Hugh Holman
ISBN : 9780820333595
Genre : Literary Criticism
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At the heart of the southern riddle you will find a union of opposites, a condition of instability, a paradox. Calm grace and raw hatred. Polished manners and violence. An intense individualism and intense group pressures toward conformity. A reverence to the point of idolatry of self-determining action and a caste and class structure presupposing an aristocratic hierarchy. A passion for political action and a willingness to surrender to the enslavement of demagogues. A love of the nation intense enough to make the South's fighting men notorious in our wars and the advocacy of interposition and of the public defiance of national law. A region breeding both Thomas Jefferson and John C. Calhoun. If these contradictions are to be brought in focus, if these ambiguities are to be resolved, it must be through the 'reconciliation of opposites.' And the reconciliation of opposites, as Coleridge has told us, is the function of the poet. So begins the first of these seventeen penetrating essays drawn from long and fruitful reflection of southern life and art by C. Hugh Holman. Professor Holman maintains that there is a congeries of characteristics identifiably present in much southern writing, and he astutely defines them in this collection. William Gilmore Simms, Ellen Glasgow, Thomas Wolfe, William Faulkner, and Flannery O'Connor are treated at length. Among the other authors considered in terms of their roles in the making of the southern mind are James Branch Cabell, T.S. Stribling, Erskine Caldwell, and Robert Penn Warren. The essays strike a fine balance between general overview and specific analysis, and they are so arranged as to make a unified study which forms a significant chapter in the intellectual history of the South. Professor Holman asserts that "out of the cauldron of the South's experience, the southern writer has fashioned tragic grandeur and given it as a gift to his fellow Americans. It is possible that no other southern accomplishment will equal it in enduring importance. As urbanization and industrialism conspire to write an 'Epitaph for Dixie,' its greatest contribution to mankind may well be the lesson of its history and the drama of its suffering." In these superb essays the author makes a convincing argument for that position.

Midnight Shadows

Author : Ella Grace
ISBN : 9780991658442
Genre : Fiction
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The Turbulent Tide

Author : Ruth Wildes Schuler
ISBN : 9781453587645
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The Turbulent Tide centers around the story of Katrina, who is orphaned at eight years old, and is taken to live with an aunt and uncle that she has never met. She finds that her aunt and cousins do not want her, and she flees into the surrounding woods where she meets a young peasant boy who befriends her. He explains though that they can never be friends. However, a bond is formed that lasts through the years. The novel shows the contrast of the luxurious life style of the aristocracy and the hard laboring existence of the peasants. As Katrina matures, three men fall in love with her -- the peasant boy of her childhood, a handsome wealthy young aristocrat, and a monk. She is torn between these men of very different backgrounds. The First World War erupts and both the peasant and aristocrat go off to war, but when the revolution explodes, the two men join on opposite sides of the fight. Katie is force to flee across the Soviet Union to escape the dreaded Cheka who is exterminating the aristocracy. She contracts typhus and her life is saved by the young monk. Eventually she is betrayed by a loved one and ends up behind the prison walls of the secret police, but is eventually rescued by a loved one. Woven around the fictional characters are the stories of the Russian Royal family, their deaths and their secret burial, and also the assassination of the dreaded monk, Rasputin, and the digging up of his remains and the secret hiding them where they would never to be found. There is the story of the wild orphans who ran across the landscape, pilfering and committing violence of those in their way, the hooligans that walked on stilts and dressed themselves in glittering paint to frighten and rob the helpless in the streets. All the characters in the book had their lives turned up side down by the turbulent tide that swept across Russia. Some did not survive it, but others eventually picked up their lives once the previous barriers of class, wealth, and the differences in religion and political beliefs were swept away, allowing the characters to be free to claim their chance for survival and love.

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