Exiled From Almost Everywhere Spanish Literature Series

Author: Juan Goytisolo
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 9781564786357
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Exiled From Almost Everywhere Spanish Literature Series from the Author: Juan Goytisolo. Spain’s “greatest living novelist” takes on the Cyber Age. In Exiled from Almost Everywhere, Juan Goytisolo’s perverse mutant protagonist— the Parisian “Monster of Le Sentier”—is blown up by an extremist bomber and finds himself in the cyberspace of the Thereafter with an infinite collection of computer monitors. His curiosity piqued, he uses the screens at hand to explore the multiple ways war and terrorism are hyped in the Hereafter of his old life where he once happily cruised bathrooms and accosted children. Ricocheting from life to death and back again, meeting various colorful demagogues along the way—the imam “Alice,” a pedophile Monsignor, and a Rastafarian rabbi—our “Monster” revisits seedy democracies that are a welter of shopping-cities and righteous violence voted in by an eternally duped citizenry and defended by the infamous erogenous bomb. At once fantastical and cruelly real, Exiled from Almost Everywhere hurtles the reader through our troubled times in a Swiftian series of grisly cartoon screenshots.

Bowstring

Author: Viktor Shklovsky
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 1564784258
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Bowstring from the Author: Viktor Shklovsky. Dalkey Archive Press’s favorite writer of them all. “Myths do not flow through the pipes of history,” writes Viktor Shklovsky, “they change and splinter, they contrast and refute one another. The similar turns out to be dissimilar.” Published in Moscow in 1970 and appearing in English translation for the first time, Bowstring is a seminal work, in which Shklovsky redefines estrangement (ostranenie) as a device of the literary comparatist—the “person out of place,” who has turned up in a period where he does not belong and who must search for meaning with a strained sensibility. As Shklovsky experiments with different genres, employing a technique of textual montage, he mixes autobiography, biography, memoir, history, and literary criticism in a book that boldly refutes mechanical repetition, mediocrity, and cultural parochialism in the name of art that dares to be different and innovative. Bowstring is a brilliant and provocative book that spares no one in its unapologetic project to free art from conventionality.

The Truth About Marie

Author: Jean-Philippe Toussaint
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 1564783677
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The Truth About Marie from the Author: Jean-Philippe Toussaint. Moving through a variety of locales and adventures, The Truth about Marie revisits the unnamed narrator of Toussaint’s acclaimed Running Away, reporting on his now disintegrated relationship with the titular Marie—the story switching deftly between first- and third-person as the narrator continues to drift through life, and Marie does her best to get on with hers. Like all of Toussaint’s novels, The Truth about Marie’s plot matters far less than its pace and tempo, its chain of images, its sequence of events. From pouring rain in Paris to blazing fires on the island of Elba, from moments of intense action to perfectly paced lulls, The Truth about Marie relies on a series of contrasts to tell a beguiling, and finally touching, story of intimacy forever being regained and lost.

Barley Patch

Author: Gerald Murnane
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 1564786765
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Barley Patch from the Author: Gerald Murnane. Discover the Australian novelist ranked by Ladbrokes as a top-five contender for the 2010 Nobel Prize. Barley Patch takes as its subject the reasons an author might abandon fiction—or so he thinks—forever. Using the form of an oblique self-interrogation, it begins with the Beckettian question “Must I write?” and proceeds to expand from this small, personal query to fill in the details of a landscape entirely unique in world letters, a chronicle of the images from life and fiction that have endured and mingled in the author’s mind, as well as the details (and details within details) that they contain. As interested, if not more so, in the characters from his books—finished or unfinished—as with the members of his family or his daily life, the narrator lays bare the act of writing and imagining, finally giving us a glimpse of the mythical place where the characters of fiction dwell before they come into existence in books. In the spirit of Italo Calvino and Georges Perec, Barley Patch is like no other fiction being written today.

The Splendor Of Portugal

Author: AntĂłnio Lobo Antunes
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 1564784231
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The Splendor Of Portugal from the Author: António Lobo Antunes. From the author The New Yorker hails as “one of the most skillful psychological portraitists writing anywhere.” The Splendor of Portugal’s four narrators are members of a once well-to-do family whose plantation was lost in the Angolan War of Independence; the matriarch of this unhappiest of clans and her three adult children speak in a nightmarish, remorseless gush to give us the details of their grotesque family life. Like a character out of Faulkner’s decayed south, the mother clings to the hope that her children will come back, save her from destitution, and restore the family’s imagined former glory. The children, for their part, haven’t seen each other in years, and in their isolation are tormented by feverish memories of Angola. The vitriol and self-hatred of the characters know no bounds, for they are at once victims and culprits, guilty of atrocities committed in the name of colonialism as well as the cruel humiliations and betrayals of their own kin. Antunes again proves that he is the foremost stylist of his generation, a fearless investigator into the worst excesses of the human animal.

The Laurels Of Lake Constance

Author: Marie Chaix
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 1564787230
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The Laurels Of Lake Constance from the Author: Marie Chaix. Marie Chaix loves her father Albert, who was one of the first French citizens to join the Fascist party in 1936 and became a collaborator with the Germans, but must come to terms with his catastrophic political career.

Goya S Glass

Author: Monika Zgustova
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN: 1558617981
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Goya S Glass from the Author: Monika Zgustova. The Duchess of Alba, known as Goya's muse, recalls the passions of youth on her deathbed in the royal court of eighteenth-century Madrid. A young woman defies the protocols of her arranged marriage and pursues love—and the life of a published writer—until her readers condemn her as a danger to society in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Nina Berberova escapes persecution during the Russian Revolution and flees to Paris, where the intelligentsia naively covet the promise of a Soviet Union. These three women attempt to find passion and intimacy in worlds that rarely accommodate female desire. Goya's Glass is an unforgettable novel of guilty pleasures coursing through history.

Forbidden Territory And Realms Of Strife

Author: Juan Goytisolo
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859845554
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Forbidden Territory And Realms Of Strife from the Author: Juan Goytisolo. This masterful two-volume autobiography first published in the mid-1980s, broke new ground in Spanish letters with its introspective sexual and emotional honesty.

The Fitzosbornes In Exile

Author: Michelle Cooper
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375898026
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The Fitzosbornes In Exile from the Author: Michelle Cooper. Michelle Cooper combines the drama of pre-War Europe with the romance of debutante balls and gives us another compelling historical page turner. Sophia FitzOsborne and the royal family of Montmaray escaped their remote island home when the Germans attacked, and now find themselves in the lap of luxury. Sophie's journal fills us in on the social whirl of London's 1937 season, but even a princess in lovely new gowns finds it hard to fit in. Is there no other debutante who reads?! And while the balls and house parties go on, newspaper headlines scream of war in Spain and threats from Germany. No one wants a second world war. Especially not the Montmaravians—with all Europe under attack, who will care about the fate of their tiny island kingdom? Will the FitzOsbornes ever be able to go home again? Could Montmaray be lost forever? From the Hardcover edition.

The Exiled Queen The Seven Realms Series Book 2

Author: Cinda Williams Chima
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007384211
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The Exiled Queen The Seven Realms Series Book 2 from the Author: Cinda Williams Chima. The second book in an epic fantasy series from Cinda Williams Chima. Adventure, magic, war and ambition conspire to throw together an unlikely group of companions in a struggle to save their world.