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Barry Lindon

Barry Lindon


Stanley Kubrick

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Year of publication: 1973

BARRY LYNDON A screenplay by Stanley Kubrick Based on the novel by William Makepeace Thackeray FADE IN: EXT. PARK - DAY Brief shot of duel. RODERICK V.O. My father, who was well-known to the best circles in this kingdom under the name of roaring Harry James, was killed in a duel, when I was fifteen years old. EXT. GARDEN - DAY Mrs. James, talking with a suitor Roderick, at a distance. RODERICK V.O. My mother, after her husbands death, and her retirement, lived in such a way as to defy slander. ...

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Lolita

Lolita


Vladimir Nabokov

ISBN: 0679410430
Year of publication: 1993

Vladimir Nabokov Lolita Foreword Lolita, or the Confession of a White Widowed Male, such were the two titles under which the writer of the present note received the strange pages it preambulates. Humbert Humbert, their author, had died in legal captivity, of coronary thrombosis, on November 16, 1952, a few days before his trial was scheduled to start. His lawyer, my good friend and relation, Clarence Choate Clark, Esq., now of he District of Columbia bar, in asking me to edit the manuscript, ...

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The Watchful Poker Chip of H. Matisse

The Watchful Poker Chip of H. Matisse


Рэй Брэдбери

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Year of publication: 0

Ray Bradbury The Watchful Poker Chip of H. Matisse When first we meet George Garvey he is nothing at all. Later hell wear a white poker chip monocle, with a blue eye painted on it by Matisse himself. Later, a golden bird cage might trill within George Garveys false leg, and his good left hand might possibly be fashioned of shimmering copper and jade. But at the beginninggaze upon a terrifyingly ordinary man. Financial section, dear The newspapers rattle in his evening apartment. Weatherman says ...

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Strong opinions

Strong opinions


Vladimir Nabokov

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Year of publication: 1990

STRONG OPINIONS. Nabokov VINTAGE INTERNATIONAL VINTAGE BOOKS A DIVISION OF RANDOM HOUSE, INC. NEW YORK First Vintage International Edition, January 1990 Copyright 1973 by Article 3C Trust under the Will of Vladimir Nabokov All rights reserved under International and PanAmerican Copyright Conventions. Published in the United States by Vintage Books, a division of Random House, Inc., New York. Originally published, in hardcover, by McGrawHill Book Company, New York, in 1973. This edition ...

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A Hero of Our Time

A Hero of Our Time


Mikhail Lermontov

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Year of publication: 0

A Hero of Our Time By Mikhail Lermontov Contents The Authors Preface to the 2nd edition Bela Maksim Maksimich Introduction to Pechorins Journal Taman Princess Mary The Fatalist Notes The Authors Preface The preface is the first and at the same time the last thing in any book. It serves either to explain the purpose of the work or to defend the author from his critics. Ordinarily, however, readers are concerned with neither the moral nor the journalistic attacks on the author as a result they ...

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Transparent things

Transparent things


Vladimir Nabokov

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Year of publication: 0

Vladimir Nabokov Transparent things 1 Heres the person I want. Hullo, person Doesnt hear me. Perhaps if the future existed, concretely and individually, as something that could be discerned by a better brain, the past would not be so seductive: its demands would be balanced by those of the future. Persons might then straddle the middle stretch of the seesaw when considering this or that object. It might be fun. But the future has no such reality as the pictured past and the perceived present ...

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Steampunk Poe

Steampunk Poe


Edgar Allan Poe
Zdenko Basic
Manuel Sumberac

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Year of publication: 0

Steampunk Poe By Edgar Allan Poe Illustrated By Zdenko Basic and Manuel Sumberac Introduction The steampunk genre didnt exist when Edgar Allan Poe was penning his masterful mysteries and nightmarish horror stories, so you might be wondering how, exactly, the two have come together in this book. The greatest writers, though, produce works that transcend their own times, allowing each new generation of readers to discover them anew. And Edgar Allan Poe is nothing if not one of the greatest ...

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"Thou Art the Man"


Edgar Allan Poe

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Year of publication: 0

Thou Art the Man by Edgar Allan Poe I will now play the Oedipus to the Rattleborough enigma. I will expound to youas I alone canthe secret of the enginery that effected the Rattleborough miraclethe one, the true, the admitted, the undisputed, the indisputable miracle, which put a definite end to infidelity among the Rattleburghers and converted to the orthodoxy of the grandames all the carnal-minded who had ventured to be sceptical before. This eventwhich I should be sorry to discuss in a tone ...

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Lucky Number

Lucky Number


John Milne

ISBN: 9781405077927
Year of publication: 2005

Lucky Number Cafe Colombo is always busy. There are always people sitting at the tables in Cafe Colombo. The men and women are all well-dressed. They drink coffee. They eat ice-cream. They read newspapers. Charlie does not sit in Cafe Colombo. Charlie is not well-dressed. He sits on the pavement outside Cafe Colombo. He sits on a small box. Charlie is a shoeshine boy. Charlie shines shoes. He does not go to school. He works all day. Charlie shines mens shoes. He shines ladies shoes. He shines ...

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The Society of the Crossed Keys

The Society of the Crossed Keys


Wes Anderson
Stefan Zweig
George Prochnik

ISBN: 9781782271093
Year of publication: 2014

THE SOCIETY OF THE CROSSED KEYS Selections from the Writings of Stefan Zweig Inspiration for The Grand Budapest Hotel. A CONVERSATION WITH WES ANDERSON Wes Anderson is an American director and screenwriter. His films include Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic, The Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr Fox, and Moonrise Kingdom. He directed and wrote the screenplay for The Grand Budapest Hotel, his latest film. George Prochnik is the author of The Impossible Exile: Stefan ...

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Kanthapura

Kanthapura


Raja Rao

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Year of publication: 2014

Raja Rao Kanthapura PENGUIN MODERN CLASSICS Kanthapura RAJA RAO 19092006, a path-breaker of Indian writing in English, was born in Hassan, Mysore. After he graduated from Madras University, he went on to the University of Montpellier in France on a scholarship. He moved to the United States in 1966, where he taught at the University of Texas at Austin until 1983, when he retired as emeritus professor. A powerful and profound writer, and a superb stylist, Rao successfully and imaginatively ...

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The Intrusion of Jimmy

The Intrusion of Jimmy


Pelham Grenville Wodehouse

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Year of publication: 0

THE INTRUSION OF JIMMY BY P.G. WODEHOUSE CHAPTER I JIMMY MAKES A BET The main smoking-room of the Strollers Club had been filling for the last half-hour, and was now nearly full. In many ways, the Strollers, though not the most magnificent, is the pleasantest club in New York. Its ideals are comfort without pomp and it is given over after eleven oclock at night mainly to the Stage. Everybody is young, clean-shaven, and full of conversation: and the conversation strikes a purely professional ...

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The Town Where No One Got Off

The Town Where No One Got Off


Рэй Брэдбери

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Year of publication: 0

Ray Bradbury The Town Where No One Got Off Crossing the continental United States by night, by day, on the train, you flash past town after wilderness town where nobody ever gets off. Or rather, no person who doesnt belong, no person who hasnt roots in these country graveyards ever bothers to visit their lonely stations or attend their lonely views. I spoke of this to a fellow-passenger, another salesman like myself, on the Chicago-Los Angeles train as we crossed Iowa. True, he said. People get ...

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The Fairy Tales of Hermann Hesse

The Fairy Tales of Hermann Hesse


Hermann Hesse

ISBN: 9780553377767
Year of publication: 1995

The Fairy Tales of Hermann Hesse Hermann Hesses Fairy Tales and the Pursuit of Home by Jack Zipes Hermann Hesses fairy tales are not really fairy tales in the traditional sense of the term, and yet they are deeply embedded in both the Western and the Oriental traditions of fairy tales. Written between 1900 and 1933, Hesses unusual narratives record his endeavors to experiment with the fairy-tale genre and to make his own life as an artist into a fairy tale. He failed as far as his life was ...

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Graveyard Clay: Cré na Cille

Graveyard Clay: Cré na Cille


áirtín Ó Cadhain

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Year of publication: 2016

Mirtn Cadhain Graveyard Clay: Cr na Cille AN INTRODUCTORY NOTE. A Biography of Mirtn Cadhain 19061970 Cr na Cille Graveyard Clay is the most acclaimed work by Mirtn Cadhain, writer, teacher, academic, and language activist, who was born in the townland of Cnocn Glas green hillock near An Spidal Spiddal, in the coastal region known as Cois Fharraige by the sea, in the south Conamara Gaeltacht Irish-speaking region. In spite of its proximity to Galway city, about twelve miles away, Cnocn Glas ...

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