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Meursault, contre-enquête

By Kamel Daoud

Cet homme qui soliloque dans un bar, nuit après nuit, c’est le frère de l’Arabe tué par un definite Meursault dans un célèbre roman du XXe siècle. Soixante-dix ans après les faits, rage et frustration inentamées, le vieillard rend un nom et une histoire au mort resté "l'Arabe" jusqu'ici. Un roman profond sur les héritages qui conditionnent le présent et sur le pouvoir exceptionnel de los angeles littérature pour dire le réel.

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The Eiger Sanction: A Novel

By Trevanian

Jonathan Hemlock lives in a renovated Gothic church on big apple. he's an artwork professor, a mountain climber, and a mercenary, acting assassinations (i.e., sanctions) for funds to enhance his black-market artwork assortment. Now Hemlock is being tricked right into a damaging task that contains an try to scale the most treacherous mountain peaks within the Swiss Alps, the Eiger.

In a breathtakingly suspenseful tale that's half mystery and half satire, the writer lines Hemlock’s spine-tingling adventures, introducing a solid of fascinating characters—villains, traitors, attractive women—into the hugely charged surroundings of probability. The gathering threads of suspicion, accusation, and facts steadily knit themselves right into a weird and wonderful and death-defying climax during this fascinating, pleasing novel that would preserve readers at the fringe of their seats till the final soaking up web page.

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Los Detectives Salvajes

By Roberto Bolaño

Arturo Belano y Ulises Lima, los detectives salvajes, salen a buscar las huellas de Cesarea Tinajero, l. a. misteriosa escritora desaparecida en Mexico en los anios inmediatamente posteriores a los angeles Revolucion, y esa busqueda el viaje y sus consecuencias se prolonga durante veinte anos, desde 1976 hasta 1996, el tiempo canonico de cualquier errancia, bifurcandose a traves de multiples personajes y continentes, en una novela en donde hay de todo: amores y muertes, asesinatos y fugas turisticas, manicomios y universidades, desapariciones y apariciones. Sus escenarios son Mexico, Nicaragua, Estados Unidos, Francia, Espana, Austria, Israel, africa, siempre al compas de los detectives salvajes poetas desperados, traficantes ocasionales, Arturo Belano y Ulises Lima, los enigmaticos protagonistas de este libro que puede leerse como un refinadisimo mystery wellesiano, atravesado por un humor iconoclasta y feroz. Entre los personajes destaca un fotografo espanol en el ultimo escalon de l. a. desesperacion, un neonazi borderline, un torero mexicano jubilado que vive en el desierto, una estudiante francesa lectora de Sade, una prostituta adolescente en permanente huida, una procer uruguaya en el sixty eight latinoamericano, un abogado gallego herido por l. a. poesia, un editor mexicano perseguido por unos pistoleros a sueldo?

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New Grub Street

New Grub highway

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Visions of Cody

By Jack Kerouac

"What i am starting to become aware of now's whatever past the radical and past the arbitrary confines of the tale. . . . i am making myself search to discover the wild shape, which could develop with my wild center . . . simply because now i do know MY middle DOES GROW." —Jack Kerouac, in a letter to John Clellon Holmes

Written in 1951-52, Visions of Cody used to be an underground legend by the point it used to be ultimately released in 1972. Writing in an intensive, experimental shape ("the New Journalism fifteen years early," as Dennis McNally famous in Desolate Angel), Kerouac created the final word account of his voyages with Neal Cassady through the past due forties, which he captured in several shape in On the Road. listed below are the contributors of the Beat Generatoin as they have been within the years prior to any label have been affixed to them. here's the postwar the United States that Kerouac knew so good and celebrated so magnificently. His ecstatic experience of superabundant fact is proficient through the data of mortality: "I'm penning this publication simply because we are all going to die. . . . My center broke within the common melancholy and unfolded inward to the Lord, I made a supplication during this dream."

"The such a lot honest and holy writing i do know of our age." —Allen Ginsberg

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Le dernier des Romains

By Michel Chaillou

De retour de los angeles guerre d'Algérie, un jeune professeur de lettres est affecté dans le vénérable lycée de Montauvert. Ici, nulle embuscade à craindre : les cours, les collègues, l. a. rivière qui s'empresse, tout paraît paisible dans cette province du centre de los angeles France qui tamise les bruits du monde. Aussi notre Samuel Canoby retrouve-t-il peu à peu sérénité et allégresse. N'était-il pas jusque là assez âne pour s'imaginer que des balles toutes mortelles pouvaient l'atteindre depuis l'Algérie ? C'est que justement, au cours de son carrier militaire dans ce can pay adverse, il a marché dans Madaure, los angeles cité romaine où naquit, en a hundred twenty five après Jésus-Christ, Apulée, le célèbre auteur latin de L'Ane d'or, ce récit fabuleux où un jeune homme de son âge changé en âne doit, pour retrouver son enveloppe humaine, croquer des roses. Or Samuel n'en croque-t-il pas, déclinant en bon latiniste et Romain de coeur los angeles fleur de ses successives compagnes ? Espère-t-il en aimant ainsi à tous vents quitter ses angoisses enfantines et finir par acquérir une stature d'adulte responsable ?
Et tout ceci nous revient par los angeles bouche illusoire d'un vieil homme qui conte les frasques de sa jeunesse, alors que ses features se désunissent au miroir de ses heures.

Écrivain, romancier, Michel Chaillou est l'auteur de plus de vingt-cinq ouvrages. los angeles rêverie est le discours de sa méthode; l'invention du sort, sa préoccupation majeure, sa manière d'interroger, de feuilleter les instants. Michel Chaillou a reçu en 2007 le Grand prix de littérature de l'Académie française pour l'ensemble de son oeuvre.

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The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force [Vault Edition]

By Daniel Wallace

The Jedi Path, absolutely Illustrated, with detachable beneficial properties and a Mechanical Vault

With the frenzy of a button, the doorways of the vault open in a wash of sunshine and Star Wars sound results. the interior platform rises, revealing this particular version of The Jedi Path.

This old education guide, crafted by means of early Jedi Masters, has informed and enlightened generations of Jedi. It explains the heritage and hierarchy of the Jedi Order, and what Jedi needs to understand to take their position as defenders of the peace within the galaxy—from mastery of the strength to the nuances of lightsaber strive against.

Passed down from grasp to Padawan, the pages of this venerable textual content were annotated via those that have held it, studied it, and lived its secrets and techniques. From Yoda and Luke Skywalker to count number Dooku and Darth Sidious, they've got formed the content material of the e-book via leaving mementos tucked in the pages, tearing out pages, and including their own stories as tangible reminders of the teachings they’ve realized.

Through wars and uprising, just a unmarried reproduction of this handbook has survived. it truly is now handed directly to you.

The historical Masters who wrote the textual content: Fae Coven, Grand grasp and head of the Jedi Council; Crix Sunburris, Jedi Ace starfighter pilot; Restelly Quist, Jedi leader Librarian; Skarch Vaunk, Jedi Battlemaster and lightsaber specialist; Bowspritz, Jedi Biologist and specialist at the dwelling strength; Sabla-Mandibu, Jedi Seer and Holocron professional; Morrit Ch’gally, Jedi Recruiter; Gal-Stod Slagistrough, Jedi chief of the rural Corps.

Jedi who further own remark: Yoda, Thame Cerulian, count number Dooku, Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano, Darth Sidious, and Luke Skywalker.

Removable features: A letter tracing the book’s historical past, a severed Padawan braid, a steel Jedi credits medallion, a Jedi starfighter patch, a burned poster of the Jedi Code, a map of the Jedi Temple, a lightsaber diagram sketched at the again of a serviette from Dex’s Diner, and a word at the lacking pages torn from the booklet by way of a Sith.

Created in collaboration with Lucasfilm—along with an acclaimed Star Wars writer and respected Star Wars illustrators—this quantity offers new insights into the heritage and lore of the Jedi Order whereas introducing never-before-seen ships, creatures, characters, and information about how one trains to turn into a Jedi.

The Jedi course is for adults, and is meant for a while 14 and up.

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A Matter of Souls (Fiction - Young Adult)

By Denise Lewis Patrick

"From the seashores of Africa to the bowels of a transatlantic send to a vote casting sales space in Mississippi to the jungles of Vietnam, all human connection is an issue of souls.

In this stirring choice of brief tales, Denise Lewis Patrick considers the souls of black women and men throughout centuries and continents. In each one, she takes the degree in their dignity, describes their desires, and catalogs their fears.

Brutality, good looks, laughter, rage, and love all take their turns in each one tale, however the ultimate impact is of indomitable, luminous, and hooked up souls."

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Cabot Wright Begins: A Novel

Cabot Wright Begins, first released in 1964, could be some of the most ignored masterpieces in post–World conflict II American literature.

Cabot Wright is a good-looking, Yale-educated stockbroker and scion of an exceptional relations. He additionally occurs to be the convicted rapist of approximately 300 ladies. Bernie Gladhart is a naive used-car salesman from Chicago, who―spurred on via his formidable wife―decides to trip to Brooklyn and write the good American Novel in regards to the lately paroled Cabot Wright. As Bernie attempts to trace down Wright in Brooklyn, he encounters a sequence of unusual and Dickensian characters and units in movement a unprecedented chain of occasions. during this cruel and outrageous satire of yank tradition, cult author James Purdy is unsparing and prophetic in his portrayal of tv, publishing, Wall highway, race, city poverty, intercourse, and the fake values of yank tradition in a piece in comparison to Candide through Susan Sontag. thought of too scabrous for the stifling tradition mores of the early Sixties, Purdy's comedian fiction conjures up "an American psychic panorama of deluded innocence, sexual obsession, violence and isolation" (New York Times).

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Betrayal

By Fern Michaels

In number one New York Times bestselling writer Fern Michaels' superb new novel, a lady devastated through betrayal embarks on a bold quest for justice. . .

She misplaced every thing. . .

Kate and Alex Rocket are blessed with an excellent marriage and a beautiful domestic. even supposing Kate cannot have teenagers, she and Alex glance upon Sara and Emily, daughters in their sturdy neighbors Don and Debbie iciness, as a part of their kin.

Except desire. . .

With one mobile name, every little thing adjustments. Sara accuses Alex of a bad act, beginning up a vicious rift among the undefined. Kate watches helplessly as her blameless husband is convicted and despatched to criminal. but if even larger tragedy moves, Kate's grief turns to anger, and she or he discovers an internal energy and steel-edged get to the bottom of to transparent her husband's name-and break those that destroyed their existence jointly. yet Kate's maximum problem may be in avenging Alex with out wasting her likelihood at a brand new future-and a helpful new love. . .

"Heartbreaking, suspenseful, and tender." -Booklist on Return to Sender

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