Author: Luis del Val
Durante varios años, una vez al día, Luis del Val escribió cada uno de estos cuentos. Durante varios años, al mediodía todos estos cuentos cobraron vida en la inconfundible voz de Luis del Val. Un mago que hace desaparecer a su suegra, un perro que juega al póker, un museo donde las pinturas salen de los cuadros al caer la noche o el misterio de unos chinos centenarios son algunas de las historias que pueblan estas páginas. Cuentos que hacen reir o que provocan una lágrima, cuentos de argumentos imposibles o sorprendentes desenlaces, cuentos que a veces no son cuentos, sino más bien un guiño, una broma, un beso, una palmada en el hombro o un pellizco en el corazón.
Author: Joseph Conrad
Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
Joseph Conrad was a British author who is generally regarded as one of the greatest writers in English literature. Conrad’s style influenced many of the great authors that followed him. This edition of Gaspar Ruiz includes a table of contents.
Author: Thomas H. Cook
From the author hailed as "an important talent, a storytelling writer of poetic narrative power" (Los Angeles Times Book Review) comes a dazzling novel of psychological suspense. "This is the darkest story I've ever heard." With these haunting words, Thomas H. Cook begins a tale of love and its aftermath, of a town sent reeling from a moment of passionate betrayal. At its center was Kelli Troy and the town of Choctaw, Alabama. And on one hazy summer afternoon decades ago, a searing burst of violence engulfed Breakheart Hill. For one man who knows the truth about those shattering events, it is a memory that would become his awful secret. From the Paperback edition.
Publisher: Quirk Books
Steven Spielberg’s classic sci-fi story of interplanetary friendship makes a perfect picture book for the whole family. When E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was released in theaters thirty-five years ago, its bittersweet story enchanted millions and the film surpassed Star Wars to become the highest-grossing movie of all time. Now the cinematic blockbuster is transformed into an illustrated storybook, with colorful, adorable drawings by Kim Smith. Here is a story you can’t help but love: After E.T. is stranded on Earth, he takes refuge with Elliott, a boy in need of a friend. Together they find a way to help E.T. get back home. Along the way, both child and alien learn important lessons about courage, friendship, and the power of imagination. This is the perfect read-along story for children, their parents, and E.T. fans across the universe.
Author: Martin Amis
Brilliant, painful, dazzling, and funny as hell, Yellow Dog is Martin Amis’ highly anticipated first novel in seven years and a stunning return to the fictional form. When “dream husband” Xan Meo is vengefully assaulted in the garden of a London pub, he suffers head injury, and personality change. Like a spiritual convert, the familial paragon becomes an anti-husband, an anti-father. He submits to an alien moral system -- one among many to be found in these pages. We are introduced to the inverted worlds of the “yellow” journalist, Clint Smoker; the high priest of hardmen, Joseph Andrews; and the porno tycoon, Cora Susan. Meanwhile, we explore the entanglements of Henry England: his incapacitated wife, Pamela; his Chinese mistress, He Zhezun; his fifteen-year-old daughter, Victoria, the victim of a filmed “intrusion” that rivets the world -- because she is the future Queen of England, and her father, Henry IX, is its King. The connections between these characters provide the pattern and drive of Yellow Dog. If, in the 21st century, the moral reality is changing, then the novel is changing too, whether it likes it or not. Yellow Dog is a model of how the novel, or more particularly the comic novel, can respond to this transformation. But Martin Amis is also concerned here with what is changeless and perhaps unchangeable. Patriarchy, and the entire edifice of masculinity; the enormous category-error of violence, arising between man and man; the tortuous alliances between men and women; and the vanished dream (probably always an illusion, but now a clear delusion) that we can protect our future and our progeny. Meo heard no footsteps; what he heard was the swish, the shingly soft-shoe of the hefted sap. Then the sharp two-finger prod on his shoulder. It wasn’t meant to happen like this. They expected him to turn and he didn’t turn -- he half-turned, then veered and ducked. So the blow intended merely to break his cheekbone or his jawbone was instead received by the cranium, that spacey bulge (in this instance still quite marriageably forested) where so many delicate and important powers are so trustingly encased. He crashed, he crunched to his knees, in obliterating defeat. . . . -- from Yellow Dog
Author: Leo Strauss
Publisher: SUNY Press
Explores the impact on Jews and Judaism of the crisis of modernity, analyzing modern Jewish dilemmas and providing a prescription for their resolution.
Author: Nahum Norbert Glatzer, Michael A. Fishbane, Judith Wechsler
Publisher: Hebrew Union College Pr
"The geographic, spiritual, and intellectual journeys of Nahum Glatzer (1903-1990) - prolific scholar, Brandeis University professor, and editor of the Schocken publishing house - reveal a rich cultural ambiance that no longer exists, as well as a breadth of perspective and learning that remains enviable in our time."--BOOK JACKET. "This collection of 78 memoir entries, written as a document for his family, offers personal glimpses of Glatzer, complementary to his scholarship. In part one, episodes and vignettes in chronological sequence recount the decisive events of his travels from Bodenbach to Boston and from strict Orthodoxy to a more historical, cultural, and aesthetic understanding of Judaism. The second part contains anecdotal and at times humorous accounts of some of the many outstanding personalities Glatzer knew and interacted with - including two of the leading German-Jewish thinkers of the twentieth century, Martin Buber and Franz Rosenzweig. The final section presents a variety of Glatzer's experiences and expressions of faith, both personal and social. The events themselves become moments of religious psychology or theological insight. For Glatzer, as for Rosenzweig, the world was transformed by speech and the realities brought into existence through it."--BOOK JACKET. "Michael Fishbane's detailed introduction presents the historical background of Glatzer's life and work."--BOOK JACKET.
Author: Jasper Leonard
Publisher: Lannoo Publishers
New York reduced to a miniature city In 'New York Resized', photographer Jasper Leonard offers you a completely new perspective on The Big Apple. His Tilt-Shift technique creates a dazzling bird's-eye perspective. Taking pictures from rooftops, helicopters or even drones, Leonard points his lens at the skyscrapers and yellow cabs from above, transforming the city into a swirling ant-hill of miniature people. His images are accompanied by the best quotes about New York, and his unique style guarantees that this is the most original photobook about New York that you will ever see.