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En dåres försvarstal by August Strindberg

En dåres försvarstal by August Strindberg

By August Strindberg

En dåres försvarstal – som Strindberg skrev på franska 1887-88 när äktenskapet med Siri von Essen råkat in i en svår kris – är en av de stora kärleksromanerna i svensk litteratur. Den är på en och samma gång en hänsynslös och hatisk uppgörelse med hustrun och en avancerad naturalistisk, psykologisk roman, som har släktskap med klassisk fransk romankonst.

Romanen vållade skandal i Sverige trots att Strindberg aldrig gav ut den på svenska. Den utnämndes until "den hemskaste bok som Strindberg och följaktligen någon svensk författare någonsin skrivit" males också until eventually "en av de märkvärdigaste romanerna i den nyare europeiska litteraturen".

Denna utgåva bygger på volym 25 i Nationalupplagan av August Strindbergs Samlade Verk. Ordförklaringar ingår och professor Gunnel Engwall har skrivit ett efterord. För denna utgåva har Märta Tikkanen dessutom skrivit ett nytt förord.

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Absurdistan: A Novel by Gary Shteyngart

Absurdistan: A Novel by Gary Shteyngart

By Gary Shteyngart

Absurdistan is not only a hilarious novel, yet a list of a selected top within the heritage of human folly. nobody is extra able to facing the transition from the hell of socialism to the hell of capitalism in jap Europe than Shteyngart, the great-great grandson of 1 Nikolai Gogol and the funniest foreigner alive.”
–Aleksandar Hemon

From the significantly acclaimed, bestselling writer of The Russian Debutante’s Handbook comes the uproarious and poignant tale of 1 very fats guy and one very small country
Meet Misha Vainberg, aka Snack Daddy, a 325-pound catastrophe of a individual, son of the 1,238th-richest guy in Russia, proud holder of a level in multicultural reviews from unintentional collage, united states (don’t even ask), and patriot of no state retailer the good urban of latest York. bad Misha simply desires to stay within the South Bronx together with his scorching Latina female friend, yet after his gangster father murders an Oklahoma businessman in Russia, all hopes of a U.S. visa are lost.
Salvation lies within the tiny, oil-rich kingdom of Absurdistan, the place a crooked consular officer will promote Misha a Belgian passport. yet after a civil warfare breaks out among competing ethnic teams and a neighborhood warlord installs hapless Misha as minister of multicultural affairs, our hero quickly reveals himself lined in oil, struggling with for his existence, falling in love, and attempting to determine if a standard lifestyles remains to be attainable within the twenty-first century.
With the big good fortune of The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, Gary Shteyngart validated himself as a important determine in today’s literary world—“one of the main proficient and interesting writers of his generation,” in accordance to the recent York Observer. In Absurdistan, he gives you a fair funnier and wiser literary functionality. Misha Vainberg is a hero for the recent century, a glimmer of humanity in an international of dashed hopes.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Brick Lane by Monica Ali

Brick Lane by Monica Ali

By Monica Ali

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Monica Ali's beautiful first novel is the deeply relocating tale of 1 girl, Nazneen, born in a Bangladeshi village and transported to London at age eighteen to go into into an prepared marriage. Already hailed via the London Observer as "one of the main major British novelists of her generation," Ali has written a stunningly finished debut approximately one outsider's quest to discover her voice.

What couldn't be replaced has to be borne. and because not anything might be replaced, every little thing needed to be borne. This precept governed her lifestyles. It used to be mantra, fettle, and challenge.

Nazneen's inauspicious access into the area, an obvious stillbirth at the not easy dust flooring of a village hut, imbues in her a feeling of fatalism that she contains throughout continents while she is married off to Chanu, a guy the right age to be her father. Nazneen strikes to London and, for years, retains condominium, cares for her husband, and bears young ones, simply as a lady from the village is meant to do. yet progressively she is reworked by means of her adventure, and starts off to query even if destiny controls her or no matter if she has a hand in her personal destiny.

Motherhood is a catalyst -- Nazneen's daughters chafe opposed to their father's traditions and delight -- and to her personal amazement, Nazneen falls in love with a tender guy locally. She discovers either the complexity that includes loose selection and the intensity of her attachment to her husband, her daughters, and her new world.
While Nazneen trips alongside her direction of self-realization, her sister, Hasina, rushes headlong at her existence, first creating a "love marriage," then fleeing her violent husband. Woven in the course of the novel, Hasina's letters from Dhaka recount an international of overwhelming adversity. formed, but now not certain, via their landscapes and stories, either sisters fight to dream -- and reside -- past the principles prescribed for them.

Vivid, profoundly humane, and wonderfully rendered, Brick Lane captures a global instantly incredible and achingly frequent. And it establishes Monica Ali as an exciting new voice in fiction. As Kirkus Reviews stated, "She is a type of harmful writers who see everything."

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Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels

Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels

By Anne Michaels

A New York Times impressive ebook of the Year
Winner of the Lannan Literary Fiction Award
Winner of the father or mother Fiction Award

In 1940 a boy bursts from the dust of a war-torn Polish urban, the place he has buried himself to conceal from the warriors who murdered his relatives. His identify is Jakob Beer. he's merely seven years outdated. And even if via all rights he must have shared the destiny of the opposite Jews in his village, he has not just survived yet been rescued by way of a Greek geologist, who doesn't realize the boy as human till he starts off to cry. With this electrifying photo, Anne Michaels ushers us into her rapturously acclaimed novel of loss, reminiscence, heritage, and redemption.

As Michaels follows Jakob throughout continents, she we could us witness his transformation from a half-wild casualty of the Holocaust to an artist who extracts that means from its abyss. jam-packed with mysterious symmetries and rendered in heart-stopping prose, Fugitive Pieces is a successful paintings, a ebook that are meant to now not quite a bit be learn accurately surrendered to.

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White Noise by Don DeLillo

White Noise by Don DeLillo

By Don DeLillo

"The so much adventurous and unique fiction in fresh times." -Chicago TribuneA very good satire of mass tradition and the numbing results of expertise, White Noise tells the tale of Jack Gladney, a instructor of Hitler reports at a liberal arts collage in center the USA. Jack and his fourth spouse, Babette, sure by means of their love, worry of demise, and 4 ultramodern offspring, navigate the rocky passages of kinfolk existence to the historical past babble of brand-name consumerism. Then a deadly black chemical cloud, unleashed via an business twist of fate, floats over their lives, an "airborne poisonous event" that may be a extra pressing and visual model of the white noise engulfing the Gladneys-the radio transmissions, sirens, microwaves, and television murmurings that represent the song of yankee magic and dread.

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The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann

The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann

By Thomas Mann

The most influential and celebrated German works of the twentieth century has been newly rendered in English via Woods, two times winner of the PEN Translation Prize. First released in 1929, Mann's novel tells the tale of Hans Castorp, a latest everyman who spends seven years in an Alpine health center for tuberculosis sufferers, ultimately leaving to develop into a soldier in global conflict I. remoted from the worries of the standard international, he's uncovered to the wide variety of principles that formed an international at the verge of explosion. contemplating what used to be to stick with, the main poignant second comes whilst Naphta, a Jewish-born Jesuit, defends using terror and the taking of existence for the sake of an all-encompassing suggestion. Woods's paintings reads extra obviously than the unique translation, which, whereas trustworthy to the German, used to be stiff and forbidding. an important addition to any fiction collection.
Michael T. O'Pecko, Towson nation Univ., Md.

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Incident at Twenty-Mile by Trevanian

Incident at Twenty-Mile by Trevanian

By Trevanian

For fifteen years he has been silent. Now, the mythical number one New York Times bestselling writer of such vintage suspense novels as The Eiger Sanction and Shibumi returns-- unleashing a gorgeous mystery set opposed to the backdrop of the yank West.

A godforsaken city. a tender, eager-to-please stranger wearing a do-it-yourself shotgun and a miraculous mystery. And a madman escaped from the Territorial legal at Laramie, slicing a swath of sadistic violence with killers at his facet. Now, for the folks of Twenty-Mile-- the God-fearing and the godless, heroes, whores, enthusiasts and a boy teetering at the fringe of madness-- a siege is set to start amidst a harrowing mountain typhoon. And whilst the killing, the thunder, and the phobia are over, a few will reside, a few may be buried, and the parable of the yank frontier isn't the same...

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Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands by Jorge Amado

Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands by Jorge Amado

By Jorge Amado

It surprises not anyone that the fascinating yet wayward Vadinho dos Guimaraes–a gambler infamous for by no means winning—dies in the course of Carnival. His lengthy ache widow Dona Flor devotes herself to her cooking university and her neighbors, who urge her to remarry. She is quickly attracted to a type pharmacist who's every thing Vadinho used to be now not, and is altogether satisfied to marry him. yet after her marriage ceremony she unearths herself dreaming approximately her first husband’s amorous attentions; and one night Vadinho himself seems through her mattress, as lusty as ever, to assert his marital rights.

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