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Cuentos elegidos

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La obra de Roberto Arlt provocó un vuelco dentro del paradigma literario de su época; este genial autor transitó casi todos los géneros con la misma maestría. Con respecto a los cuentos reunidos en este libro, su temática refleja las inquietudes de Arlt: la marginación, la desigualdad y la hipocresía del sistema burgués. También incluye algunos relatos de corte fantástico que marcaron su estilo posterior, historias exóticas ricas en mitos y leyendas. Se trata en definitiva de una selección imperdible.

 
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Imaginación, inspiración y evasión, según García Lorca

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La poesía y el teatro de Federico García Lorca son reconocidos universalmente, y admirados en todo el mundo por su originalidad y estilo. Menos conocidas son sus conferencias, y sin embargo tienen un valor enorme. Este libro reúne las mejores disertaciones de este artista único, sus consejos, sus agudas observaciones y una serie de sugerencias imperdibles aplicables al artista y a cualquier persona apasionada.

 
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Roy & Me

Athabasca University Press | Mingling Voices


Maurice Yacowar challenges genre and form in Roy & Me, a cross between memoir and fiction, truth and distortion. It is the exploration of Yacowar’s relationship with Roy Farran—soldier, politician, author, mentor—and his conflict with Farran’s anti-Semitic past. Best known for his service with the British Special Air Service during World War II, Roy Farran served as a politician in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Premier Peter Lougheed. During his time in Israel as a soldier, Farran allegedly kidnapped and murdered a sixteen-year-old member of the Lehi group, also known as the Stern Gang.

Roy & Me is a memoir that edges toward fiction by venturing into Roy Farran’s thoughts, drawing simultaneously on his writings and Yacowar’s own imagination.

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"Yacowar achieves a tribute to a complicated war hero as he explores the complex nature of memory and mentorship. It's a small gem of a book that deserves to be read, and then reread."

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Maurice Yacowar is professor emeritus in the Department of English at the University of Calgary. He has taught at Brock University, where he helped establish Canada’s first film studies program. He was also the founding editor of The Gauntlet, the University of Calgary’s student newspaper, and the author of Sopranos on the Couch: Analyzing Television’s Greatest Series, released in 2003.

 
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Athabasca University Press | Mingling Voices


Poetic, witty, and ever so faintly surreal, Sefer delicately explores the legacy of the Holocaust for the postwar generation, a generation for whom a devastating history has grown distant, both temporally and emotionally. The novel’s protagonist, Jan Sefer, is a psychotherapist living in Vienna—someone whose professional life puts him in daily contact with the traumas of others but who has found it difficult to address his own family background, especially his memories of his father. During a two-week trip to his father’s birthplace, Kraków—a visit he has long postponed—he begins to sort out some of his feelings and to connect with a past the memory of which is swiftly disintegrating. Much like memory itself, Sefer speaks to us obliquely, through the juxtaposition of images and vignettes rather than through the construction of a linear narrative. With its fragmentary structure and its preference for hints rather than explanations, the novel belongs to the realm of the postmodern, while it also incorporates subtle elements of magical realism.

One of Poland’s best-known poets, Ewa Lipska is today a major figure in European literature. In their translation of Sefer, Lipska’s first novel, translators Barbara Bogoczek and Tony Howard deftly capture the poet’s unmistakable voice—cool and precise, gently ironic, and deeply humane.

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“Ewa Lipska is an acclaimed Polish poet and a major figure in European literature. Hopefully, this new translation of her complex, haunting novella, Sefer, will widen her English readership. ... Lipska is strong on mood and Sefer is peopled with an array of interesting characters. Her lyrical passages are beautifully translated by Barbara Bogoczek and Tony Howard. Vienna is described as the land ‘where Mozart melts in chocolate and the Sonata No. 10 in C Major resounds inside every praline.’”

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“The novel is both an allegory about post-war, post-Holocaust life, which remains fragmented, shattered, and an allegory about contemporary Poland. Ordinary lives have to be constantly reconstituted, mingling broken memories from the past and the joy of living in the present. ... [The] ‘new’ Poland, after Communism, is seeking to find itself anew; but Lipska seems to indicate that it is still struggling to find a new soul.”

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“The pleasures of Lipska’s narrative are intense; endless juxtapositions apparently without coherent plan give an overall effect like Mondrianesque boogy-woogy mosaic. ... This is a novel over which to puzzle with great pleasure: whimsical goldsmith’s work in Cubist perspective. Read.”

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"Lipska describes a kind of history that exists in what her English translators, Barbara Bogoczek and Tony Howard, call 'the cinema of memory.' [The main character] roams Cracow's colourful streets and dingy parks, explores synagogues and bars, and goes to a party attended by the city's intellectual elite. Thanks to his guide and own talent for observation, he learns a great deal about contemporary Poland—its insecurities, follies, aspirations, and hopes. ... As the city of his father's youth goes about its present-day business, Sefer admits: 'Increasingly I realized that there is no place for the past tense outside of grammar.'”

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Born in 1945 in Kraków, Ewa Lipska was for many years the poetry editor of the literary magazine Pismo, which she co-founded, and was active in Poland’s Nowa Fala, or New Wave. Her many prizes include the Ko?cielski Fund Award, the Robert Graves Pen Club Award, and Pen Club Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement. Her poetry has been widely translated, into Hebrew as well as into European languages.

 
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Tom Prox 43 - Western

Bastei Entertainment | Tom Prox


Die Hitze lastet drückend über dem Grenzstädtchen und lässt die Gegenstände flimmern. Nicht einmal ein Hund ist auf der ausgedörrten Straße zu erblicken. Alles ist ruhig - gefährlich ruhig ...

 
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Bastei Entertainment | Tom Prox


"STATION A". Die großen Buchstaben über der Veranda des schuppenähnlichen, einstöckigen Gebäudes sind verwaschen und sehen genau so trostlos aus wie die Umgebung. Neben dem Schuppen befindet sich die auf einer Seite offene Stallung. Eine Anzahl halbwilder Broncos tobt schnaubend und wiehernd darin herum.

Man hat das Gerumpel der vorfahrenden Postkutsche gehört, und der "Stationsleiter" tritt erwartungsvoll durch die Tür. Im nächsten Moment weiten sich seine Augen vor Entsetzen ...

 
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Skull-Ranch 28 - Western

Bastei Entertainment | Skull Ranch


Mit einem triumphierenden Lächeln mustert der hochgewachsene Reiter in der schwarzen Lederkluft die vor ihm liegende Ranch. Es ist die Skull-Ranch, die ihm nach einem teuflischen Pokerspiel zugefallen ist. Hinter ihm zügeln neun hartgesichtige Reiter ihre Pferde. Es ist ein raues Rudel, das da ins Bluegrass Valley eingedrungen ist.

"Da wären wir, Männer", sagt Ryan O'Conners zufrieden. "Dieser weitläufige Besitz gehört mir. Das ist jetzt unsere Ranch."

Aber so leicht geben die Männer von der Skull nicht auf. Sie werden bis zum bitteren Ende um das Bluegrass Valley kämpfen ...

 
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Bastei Entertainment | Skull Ranch


Eine Horde verwegener Desperados ist auf dem Weg zur Skull-Ranch. Die Banditen halten John Morgan für tot und glauben, jetzt unangefochten die große Ranch im Bluegrass Valley übernehmen zu können. Während die zweibeinigen Wölfe sich zum Angriff sammeln, bereiten sich die Skull-Männer auf den Kampf vor. Gerade ist der Marshal von Golden City nach einem höllischen Ritt im Bluegrass Valley eingetroffen. Er schwingt sich von seinem erschöpften Pferd und geht auf die Veranda des Haupthauses zu, wo sich einige Männer versammelt haben.

"Sie werden noch diese Nacht angreifen ..."

 
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Giddy sugarplum or calculating bitch? Pretty Konstanze aroused strong feelings among her contemporaries. Her in-law's loathed her. Mozart's friends, more than forty years after his death, remained eager to gossip about her "failures" as wife to the world's first superstar. Maturing from child, to wife, to hard-headed widow, Konstanze would pay Mozart's debts, provide for their children, and relentlessly market and mythologize her brilliant husband. Mozart's letters attest to his affection for Konstanze as well as to their powerful sexual bond. Nevertheless, prominent among the many mysteries surrounding the composer's untimely death: why did his much beloved Konstanze never mark his grave?

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Waldron's writing is humorous, erotic, and fluid. Her beautiful use of words reveals the delicate, volatile intimacy inherent in marriage. In the antagonist, Waldron characterizes a woman's quiet (and sometimes not so quiet) struggle to remain the dutiful wife while also protecting her children and herself from her husband's self-destructive behavior. Mozart's Wife is a consuming piece that reminds us that all humans, regardless of talent or skill, are within the boundaries of fault and outside the lines of perfection. I highly recommend this wonderful book. --Melissa Levine,

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Not all who wander are lost.” Juliet Waldron was baptized in the yellow spring of a small Ohio farm town. She earned a B. A. in English, but has worked at jobs ranging from artist’s model to brokerage. Twenty-five years ago, after the kids left home, she dropped out of 9-5 and began to write, hoping to create a genuine time travel experience for herself—and her readers—by researching herself into the Past. Mozart’s Wife won the 1st Independent e-Book Award. Genesee originally won the 2003 Epic Award for Best Historical, and she’s delighted that it’s available again from Books We Love. She enjoys cats, long hikes, history books and making messy gardens with native plants. She’s happy to ride behind her husband on his big “bucket list” sport bike.

 
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Bei ehrlichen Leuten aufgewachsen, erfährt Mike Shane, dass er äußerst dunkler Herkunft sei. Seines inneren Gleichgewichts beraubt, macht er sich auf einen weiten und gefahrvollen Weg, um seine wirklichen Eltern zu suchen. Doch ein Mann wie Mike Shane kennt keine Furcht.

Seine Mutter, vor seinen Augen erschossen, kann ihm nur noch die beiden Worte "Shoshone Cavern" zuflüstern, dann ist sie nicht mehr. Mike wird des Mordes an seiner eigenen Mutter angeklagt und kann sich nur mit einer kühnen Flucht aus der für ihn bereits gelegten Schlinge retten. Doch nun zählt auch er zu den Ausgestoßenen, denn er hat sich durch seine Flucht jenseits des Gesetzes gestellt.

Mike jagt hinter dem Mörder seiner Mutter her. Die Spur führt ihn nach den Shoshone Cavern, einem berüchtigten Banditen-Camp. Dort findet er in Jim Drake einen unersetzlichen Freund, der ihm auf seinem rauen Weg durch das Camp große Hilfe leistet. Doch Mike findet auch seinen Vater ...

 
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