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обложка книги Fantozzi Fantozzi Villaggio Paolo  
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Из беседы с Виктором Кирхмайером на Deutsche Welle radio:

Роман Кристиана Крахта «Фазерланд» – важнейший немецкий роман 90-х – уже стал каноническим. В 50-х немецкий философ-неомарксист Теодор Адорно сказал: «После Освенцима нельзя писать стихов». И вот пришло поколение, которое взялось бытописать свое время и свою жизнь. С появлением романа «Фазерланд» Кристиана Крахта в 95-ом году часы идут по-другому. Без этой книги, без этого нового климата было бы невозможно появление новой немецкой литературы.

Кристиан Крахт – второй член «поп-культурного квинтета» молодых немецких писателей. Обладает всеми качествами, которые противопоказаны «настоящему» писателю: высокомерен, подчеркнуто хорошо одет, ездит на небесного цвета «Порше». На вопрос: почему никогда не дает интервью, – отвечает: «Я очень богат». «Фазерланд» – первый роман Крахта. Главный герой романа путешествует по Германии или, как он сам говорит, «прощается с этой безобразной страной, населенной уродливыми и глупыми людьми». Главы романа – это череда вагонов первого класса и бесконечных вечеринок с кокаином, сексом и алкоголем. Литературные критики восприняли роман как наглую провокацию. Мартин Хильшер думает иначе:

Жест провокатора основан на том, что он знает или думает, что знает, что правильно, куда надо идти. У него есть «образ врага». Крахт, который пьет шампанское и ездит на «Порше» на самом деле полон сомнений. Весь его организм протестует против этого бессмысленного существования. В свои 28 он уже переживает экзистенциальный кризис, который обычно настигает мужчин между 40 и 50-ю. И постоянная рвота – не что иное, как саботаж. В конце романа у героя возникает идея покончить жизнь самоубийством, но он отказывается от своего замысла только потому, что не воспринимает этот мир всерьез. В прошлом году в Германии была опубликована антология 16-ти молодых немецких писателей под названием «Месопотамия», составителем которой был Кристиан Крахт. Ее эпиграф гласит: «Конец иронии». Члены «поп-культурного квинтета» всерьез ищутизбавления от скуки и безразличия. Любой ценой: вплоть до «уничтожения этого благополучия, чтобы начать все сначала». «Мы не попадем в ад. Мы давно уже живем в нем» – говорит Кристиан Крахт. Это ад мира масс-медиа, где войны и катастрофы показывают ровностолько, чтобы не наскучить зрителю, который может переключить телевизор на другую программу.

Крахт Кристиан  
Flush

Flush es un `cocker spaniel` de orejas largas, cola ancha y unos `ojos atónitos color avellana`. A los pocos meses de su nacimiento es regalado a la ya famosa poestisa Elizabeth Barret. Fluxh se convertirá en su compañero inseparable y, posteriormente, en el cómplice de sus amoríos con el poeta Robert Browning, aunque primero debe superar la animadversión y los celos que siente ante su afortunado rival.

Woolf Virginia  
обложка книги Fata Morgana Fata Morgana Коцюбинський Михайло Михайлович  
обложка книги For Whom The Bell Tolls For Whom The Bell Tolls

In 1937 Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to cover the civil war there for the North American Newspaper Alliance. Three years later he completed the greatest novel to emerge from "the good fight," For Whom the Bell Tolls. The story of Robert Jordan, a young American in the International Brigades attached to an antifascist guerilla unit in the mountains of Spain, it tells of loyalty and courage, love and defeat, and the tragic death of an ideal. In his portrayal of Jordan's love for the beautiful Maria and his suberb account of El Sordo's last stand, in his brilliant travesty of La Pasionaria and his unwillingness to believe in blind faith, Hemingway surpasses his achievement in The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms to create a work at once rare and beautiful, strong and brutal, compassionate, moving and wise. "If the function of a writer is to reveal reality," Maxwell Perkins wrote to Hemingway after reading the manuscript, "no one ever so completely performed it." Greater in power, broader in scope, and more intensely emotional than any of the author's previous works, it stands as one of the best war novels of all time.

Хемингуэй Эрнест Миллер  
обложка книги Factotum (Момче за всичко) Factotum (Момче за всичко)

„Моята пияна от бира душа е по-тъжна от всички мъртви коледни елхи на света.“

Когато един луд не може да бъде разбран от другите луди, той просто си остава един неразбран луд. Когато един пощенски служител се проваля заради неимоверните количества алкохол, които е погълнал предишната вечер, той става журналист, а в най-лошия случай — писател. Когато на един човек белите дробове не вършат никаква работа, а черен дроб той просто няма, не му остава нищо друго, освен да използува мозъка и въображението си. Пълна физическа разруха. Няма дух, няма тяло, душата е тленна отсянка на нашето мрачно битие. Животът трябва да се убива бавно, съзнателно, всеки ден, всяка минута, като мръсна бутилка от долнопробен скоч. Съдбата трябва да бъде проигравана на комар — методично и целенасочено до момента, в който подобно на Оруел възкликнеш: 2+2=5.

Буковски Чарлз  
Ferdinands Schuld und Wandlung

Erzählung aus Unterhaltungen deutscher Ausgewanderten (1795)

Гете Иоганн Вольфганг  
Fantastic Fables Bierce Ambrose  
Flowering Wilderness Galsworthy John End of the Chapter  
Flowers for Algernon

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Any one who has common sense will remember that the bewilderments of the eyes are of two kinds, and arise from two causes, either from coming out of the light or from going into the light, which is true of the mind's eye, quite as much as of the bodily eye; and he who remembers this when he sees any one whose vision is perplexed and weak, will not be too ready to laugh; he will first ask whether that soul of man has come out of the brighter life, and is unable to see because unaccustomed to the dark, or having turned from darkness to the day is dazzled by excess of light. And he will count the one happy in his condition and state of being, and he will pity the other; or, if he have a mind to laugh at the soul which comes from below into the light, there will be more reason in this than in the laugh which greets him who returns from above out of the light into the den.

—Plato, The Republic



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Keyes Daniel  
Flowers for Algernon (short story)

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Any one who has common sense will remember that the bewilderments of the eyes are of two kinds, and arise from two causes, either from coming out of the light or from going into the light, which is true of the mind's eye, quite as much as of the bodily eye; and he who remembers this when he sees any one whose vision is perplexed and weak, will not be too ready to laugh; he will first ask whether that soul of man has come out of the brighter life, and is unable to see because unaccustomed to the dark, or having turned from darkness to the day is dazzled by excess of light. And he will count the one happy in his condition and state of being, and he will pity the other; or, if he have a mind to laugh at the soul which comes from below into the light, there will be more reason in this than in the laugh which greets him who returns from above out of the light into the den.

—Plato, The Republic


Keyes Daniel  
Fever Dream

Рассказ вошёл в сборники:

A Medicine For Melancholy (Лекарство от меланхолии)

The Vintage Bradbury (Классический Брэдбери)

The Stories of Ray Bradbury (И грянул гром: 100 рассказов)

Брэдбери Рэй  
First Day

Рассказ вошёл в сборники:

One More for the Road (На посошок)

Брэдбери Рэй  
Free Dirt

Рассказ вошёл в сборники:

Quicker Than The Eye (В мгновение ока)

Брэдбери Рэй  
Four Beasts in One Poe Edgar Allan  
обложка книги Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus

The world's most famous monster comes to life in this 1818 novel, a compelling narrative that combines Gothic romance and science fiction to tell of an ambitious young doctor's attempts to breathe life into an artificial man. Despite the doctor's best intentions, the experiment goes horribly wrong in a timeless tale about the hazards of playing creator.

Shelley Mary  
обложка книги False Dawn False Dawn Wharton Edith  
обложка книги French Life (Dodo Press) French Life (Dodo Press)

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell née Stevenson (1810-1865), often referred to simply as Mrs. Gaskell, was an English novelist and short story writer during the Victorian era. She is perhaps best known for her biography of Charlotte Brontë. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of society, including the very poor, and as such are of interest to social historians as well as lovers of literature. She married William Gaskell, the minister at Cross Street Unitarian Chapel in Manchester. They settled in Manchester, where the industrial surroundings would offer inspiration for her novels. Her first novel, Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life, was published anonymously in 1848. The best known of her remaining novels are Cranford (1853), North and South (1855), and Wives and Daughters (1866). She became popular for her writing, especially her ghost story writing, aided by her friend Charles Dickens, who published her work in his magazine Household Words. Her other works include: The Grey Woman (1865), Lois the Witch (1861) and The Old Nurse's Story (1852).

Gaskell Elizabeth Cleghorn  
обложка книги Fifth Business Fifth Business

Ramsay is a man twice born, a man who has returned from the hell of the battle-grave at Passchendaele in World War I decorated with the Victoria Cross and destined to be caught in a no man’s land where memory, history, and myth collide. As Ramsay tells his story, it begins to seem that from boyhood, he has exerted a perhaps mystical, perhaps pernicious, influence on those around him. His apparently innocent involvement in such innocuous events as the throwing of a snowball or the teaching of card tricks to a small boy in the end prove neither innocent nor innocuous.

Fifth Business stands alone as a remarkable story told by a rational man who discovers that the marvelous is only another aspect of the real.

Davies Robertson The Deptford Trilogy  
обложка книги Futility Futility

Hailed by his famous contemporaries including Edith Wharton, H.G. Wells, Katherine Mansfield, Graham Greene, and Evelyn Waugh, who called him a "genius," William Gerhardie is one of the twentieth century's forgotten masters, and his lovely comedy Futility one of the century's neglected masterpieces.

It tells the story of someone very similar to Gerhardie himself: a young Englishman raised in Russia who returns to St. Petersburg and falls in love with the daughter of a hilariously dysfunctional family-all played out with the armies of the Russian Revolution marching back and forth outside the parlor window.

Part British romantic comedy, part Russian social realism, and with a large cast of memorable characters, this astoundingly funny and poignant novel is the tale of people persisting in love and hope despite the odds.

Gerhardie William  
обложка книги Flight Without End Flight Without End

Upon his return to Europe from fighting on the eastern front in World War I, Franz Tunda finds that the old order is gone and Europe has changed utterly. Disillusioned by the new ideologies, he is the archetypal modern man taken up by the currents of history.

Roth Joseph  
обложка книги For Two Thousand Years For Two Thousand Years

'Absolutely, definitively alone', a young Jewish student in Romania tries to make sense of a world that has decided he doesn't belong. Spending his days walking the streets and his nights drinking and gambling, meeting revolutionaries, zealots, lovers and libertines, he adjusts his eyes to the darkness that falls over Europe, and threatens to destroy him.

Mihail Sebastian's 1934 masterpiece, now translated into English for the first time, was written amid the anti-Semitism which would, by the end of the decade, force him out of his career and turn his friends and colleagues against him. For Two Thousand Years is a prescient, heart-wrenching chronicle of resilience and despair, broken layers of memory and the terrible forces of history.

Sebastian Mihail  
Fernande

La baronne de Barthèle attend son vieil ami et amant le comte de Montgiroux, pair de France. Son fils Maurice, marié à la nièce du comte, se meurt de fièvre cérébrale. Sur la suggestion du médecin de Maurice, la baronne a accepté de faire venir à son château Mme Ducoudray qui pourrait apaiser la fièvre du mourant. À son arrivée, la dame apprend le but de sa visite, sauver Maurice – Maurice, prénom qui ne lui est pas inconnu. Le comte découvre lui que Mme Ducoudray n'autre que Fernande,la courtisane qu’il a pris pour maîtresse. Arrive ensuite Mme de Neuilly, parente de la baronne, veuve envieuse qui reconnaît en Fernande une ancienne pensionnaire d’orphelinat et qui voudrait bien savoir comment elle s'y est pris pour faire ce riche mariage avec M. Ducoudray. Elle révèle que Fernande est de sang noble, fille de la famille de Mormant. Par son entremise, Fernande apprend à son tour que Maurice est en fait le fils du baron…

Dumas Alexandre  
François Le Champi

D'inspiration champêtre, 'François le Champi' est un roman où il n'est question que d'amour, écrit dans un style limpide et lumineux. Dans son livre, George Sand s'attache à reproduire le parler berrichon, et met en avant la grandeur de la vie à la campagne, décrivant avec poésie et sensibilité personnages et paysages.

Sand George  
обложка книги Favoritos De La Fortuna Favoritos De La Fortuna

Argumento: Desde el año 83 al 69 antes de Cristo, los principales acontecimientos de la historia de la antigua Roma en un fascinante mosaico novelesco que respeta escrupulosamente la verdad de los hechos, aunque narrándolos con la amenidad de la mejor de las novelas. En el relato aparecen numerosos personajes, pero el que tiene mayor protagonismo es un Julio César adolescente que consigue desembarazarse de sus obligaciones sacerdotales para demostrar a todos su extraordinaria inteligencia y su valor, que harán de él en el futuro un héroe celebérrimo de la historia romana. Las costumbres de la época, las estrategias bélicas, las intrigas políticas, los usos amatorios, etc., adquieren también gran importancia en esta novela, que constituye la tercera parte del gran ciclo de Colleen McCullough.

McCullough Colleen  
обложка книги Faraon Faraon

Nie da się samotnie zmienić świata, nawet jeśli jest się młodym Faraonem o pozornie nieograniczonej władzy. Nie wystarczy stanowczość i odwaga by przeciwstawić się zorganizowanej, wrogiej wszelkim zmianom strukturze państwa i jego urzędnikom. Nie wystarczy moralna słuszność by zwyciężyć w walce z potężnym, nie przebierającym w środkach wrogiem.

Prus ław  
Fleurs de Paris

Zévaco porte encore une fois, dans ce roman, haut la bannière de la littérature populaire, au meilleur sens du terme. L'histoire se passe à Paris, à la fin du XIXe siècle. Disparitions, réapparitions, meurtres, trahisons, vengeances, tous les ingrédients du genre y sont. Et vous ne vous ennuierez pas pendant une seule ligne…Fleurs de paris, ce sont quatre femmes : Lise, Marie Charmant, Magali et Rose de Corail. Fleurs de paris est aussi l'histoire de la famille du baron d'anguerrand et celle de la vengeance inassouvie de Jeanne Mareil.Le roman se déroule dans le Paris de la fin du XIXe siècle.Roman populaire, fleurs de paris est considéré comme l'un des premiers romans policiers.

évaco Michel  
обложка книги Faraons Faraons

Poļu literatūras klasiķis Boļestavs Pruss (1847–1912) savā romānā attēlo Ēģipti 11. gadsimtā p. m. ē. Autors rāda cīņu par varu starp jaunu, cēlsirdīgu faraonu un priesteru kārtu, attēlo tā laika Ēģiptes sadzīvi, mākslu, zinātni, reliģiju un tikumus. Autoram ir labi izdevies uz tā laika Ēģiptes vēsturiskā fona attēlot sabiedrības pārvaldes un cīņas par varu metodes, kuras savā būtībā ir palikušas nemainīgas līdz pat šīm dienām. Grāmata ieteicama katram, kurš interesējas par politiku, socialoģiju un sabiedriskajiem procesiem un it īpaši žurnālistiem, politiķiem un politologiem.

Pruss ļeslavs  
Fiora e Carlos, o Temerário

O segundo da tetralogia A Florentina leva-nos ao encontro de uma Fiora forçada ao exílio, depois do assassínio do pai de adopção, Francisco Beltrami, e da cobiça desmedida de Hieronyma, sua prima. Abandonada pelo marido, que partiu com o seu avultado dote, Fiora jura vingar-se daqueles que concorrem para a morte dos pais.

Benzoni Juliette  
обложка книги Fräulein M. Fräulein M.

BERLIN, 1931: Sisters raised in a Catholic orphanage, Berni and Grete Metzger are each other’s whole world. That is, until life propels them to opposite sides of seedy, splendid, and violent Weimar Berlin. Berni becomes a cigarette girl, a denizen of the cabaret scene alongside her transgender best friend, who is considering a risky gender reassignment surgery. Meanwhile Grete is hired as a maid to a Nazi family, and begins to form a complicated bond with their son. As Germany barrels toward the Third Reich and ruin, one of the sisters must make a devastating choice.

SOUTH CAROLINA, 1970: With the recent death of her father, Janeen Moore yearns to know more about her family history, especially the closely guarded story of her mother’s youth in Germany. One day she intercepts a letter intended for her mother: a confession written by a German woman, a plea for forgiveness. What role does Janeen’s mother play in this story, and why does she seem so distressed by recent news that a former SS officer has resurfaced in America?

Woods Caroline  
Forests of Maine Abbott Jacob SC  
обложка книги Freedom Freedom

From the National Book Award-winning author of The Corrections, a darkly comedic novel about family

Patty and Walter Berglund were the new pioneers of old St. Paul – the gentrifiers, the hands-on parents, the avant-garde of the Whole Foods generation. Patty was the ideal sort of neighbor, who could tell you where to recycle your batteries and how to get the local cops to actually do their job. She was an enviably perfect mother and the wife of Walter's dreams. Together with Walter – environmental lawyer, commuter cyclist, total family man – she was doing her small part to build a better world.

But now, in the new millennium, the Berglunds have become a mystery. Why has their teenage son moved in with the aggressively Republican family next door? Why has Walter taken a job working with Big Coal? What exactly is Richard Katz – outré rocker and Walter's college best friend and rival – still doing in the picture? Most of all, what has happened to Patty? Why has the bright star of Barrier Street become 'a very different kind of neighbor,' an implacable Fury coming unhinged before the street's attentive eyes?

In his first novel since The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen has given us an epic of contemporary love and marriage. Freedom comically and tragically captures the temptations and burdens of liberty: the thrills of teenage lust, the shaken compromises of middle age, the wages of suburban sprawl, the heavy weight of empire. In charting the mistakes and joys of Freedom's intensely realized characters as they struggle to learn how to live in an ever more confusing world, Franzen has produced an indelible and deeply moving portrait of our time.

Franzen Jonathan  
обложка книги Fluke, Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings Fluke, Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings

After reverently lambasting the most cherished rites and credos of virtually every one of the world's major religions in his transcendently hilarious novel Lamb, the one and only Christopher Moore returns with a wild look at interspecies communication, adventure on the high seas, and an eons-old mystery.

Marine behavioral biologist Nate Quinn is in love — with the salt air and sun-drenched waters off Maui… and especially with the majestic ocean-dwelling behemoths that have been bleeping and hooting their haunting music for more than twenty million years. But just why do the humpback whales sing? That's the question that has Nate and his crew poking, charting, recording, and photographing any large marine mammal that crosses their path. Until the extraordinary day when a whale lifts its tail into the air to display a cryptic message spelled out in foot-high letters: Bite me.

No one on Nate's team has ever seen such a thing; not his longtime partner, photographer Clay Demodocus, not their saucy young research assistant, Amy. Not even spliff-puffing white-boy Rastaman, Kona (the former Preston Applebaum of New Jersey), could boast such a sighting in one of his dope-induced hallucinations. And when a roll of film returns from the lab missing the crucial tail shot — and their research facility is summarily trashed — Nate realizes that something very fishy indeed is going on.

This, apparently, is big, involving dangerously interested other parties — competitive researchers, the cutthroat tourist industry, perhaps even the military. The weirdness only gets weirder when a call comes in from Nate's big-bucks benefactor saying that a whale has made contact — by phone. And it's asking for a hot pastrami and Swiss on rye. Suddenly the answer to the question that has daunted and driven Nate throughout his adult life is within his reach. But it's waiting for him in the form of an amazing adventure beneath the waves, 623 feet down, somewhere off the coast of Chile. And it's not what anyone would think.

It must be said: Christopher Moore's Fluke is a whale of a novel.

Moore Christopher  
обложка книги Fool Fool

"This is a bawdy tale. Herein you will find gratuitous shagging, murder, spanking, maiming, treason, and heretofore unexplored heights of vulgarity and profanity, as well as nontraditional grammar, split infinitives, and the odd wank… If that's the sort of thing you think you might enjoy, then you have happened upon the perfect story!"

Verily speaks Christopher Moore, much beloved scrivener and peerless literary jester, who hath writteneth much that is of grand wit and belly-busting mirth, including such laurelled bestsellers of the Times of Olde Newe Yorke as Lamb, A Dirty Job, and You Suck (no offense). Now he takes on no less than the legendary Bard himself (with the utmost humility and respect) in a twisted and insanely funny tale of a moronic monarch and his deceitful daughters — a rousing story of plots, subplots, counterplots, betrayals, war, revenge, bared bosoms, unbridled lust… and a ghost (there's always a bloody ghost), as seen through the eyes of a man wearing a codpiece and bells on his head.

Fool

A man of infinite jest, Pocket has been Lear's cherished fool for years, from the time the king's grown daughters — selfish, scheming Goneril, sadistic (but erotic-fantasy-grade-hot) Regan, and sweet, loyal Cordelia — were mere girls. So naturally Pocket is at his brainless, elderly liege's side when Lear — at the insidious urging of Edmund, the bastard (in every way imaginable) son of the Earl of Gloucester — demands that his kids swear their undying love and devotion before a collection of assembled guests. Of course Goneril and Regan are only too happy to brownnose Dad. But Cordelia believes that her father's request is kind of… well… stupid, and her blunt honesty ends up costing her her rightful share of the kingdom and earns her a banishment to boot.

Well, now the bangers and mash have really hit the fan. The whole damn country's about to go to hell in a handbasket because of a stubborn old fart's wounded pride. And the only person who can possibly make things right… is Pocket, a small and slight clown with a biting sense of humor. He's already managed to sidestep catastrophe (and the vengeful blades of many an offended nobleman) on numerous occasions, using his razor-sharp mind, rapier wit… and the equally well-honed daggers he keeps conveniently hidden behind his back. Now he's going to have to do some very fancy maneuvering — cast some spells, incite a few assassinations, start a war or two (the usual stuff) — to get Cordelia back into Daddy Lear's good graces, to derail the fiendish power plays of Cordelia's twisted sisters, to rescue his gigantic, gigantically dim, and always randy friend and apprentice fool, Drool, from repeated beatings… and to shag every lusciously shaggable wench who's amenable to shagging along the way.

Pocket may be a fool… but he's definitely not an idiot.

Moore Christopher  
Fear Of Flying

ERICA JONG’S GLORIOUSLY WICKED, SEXY NOVEL ABOUT THE WAY THINGS OUGHT TO BE FOR A WOMAN…

“A PASSIONATE NOVEL… the body wanting sex, sex, sex and love and safety, comfort; the mind wanting freedom, independence, the power to work, to write… very alive and real. It is wonderfully funny and sad, witty and agonizing, brilliant, sensual, serious.”-Hannah Green

“The heroine is as sexy as Tom Jones and as outspoken about her sexuality as Portnoy was about his!”

– Cleveland Plain Dealer

“FOR AN EXHILARATING FUEL-BURNER, A BLAZE OF ONE-WOMAN ENERGY AND SEXUAL PLENTY, FEAR OF FLYING IS DEFINITELY A VEHICLE FOR EXCEEDING ALL LIMITS OF THE OPEN ROAD!”

– Village Voice

“A FLAMBOYANT SEXUAL IMAGINATION!”

– New York Times

For every woman who ever dreamed of living her sexual fantasies…

For every man who still believes women “don’t think like that”…

“It is rare these days to come upon a book written by a woman which is so refreshing, so gay and sad at the same time, and so full of wisdom about the eternal man-woman problem.”-Henry Miller

“THE MOST OUTRAGEOUSLY ENTERTAINING WOMEN’S LIBRETTO YET, lusty raw material served up by a new writer of great talent!”-Cosmopolitan

“A BAWDY, SWAGGERING first novel of fine touches and insightful observations on sex and marriage.”

– The Minneapolis Star

“SHE’LL TAKE YOU FARTHER FROM HOME THAN YOU EVER DREAMED YOU’D GO. AND AFTER THIS BOOK, THERE MAY NEVER BE A WAY BACK.”-Lois Gould

Jong Erica  
обложка книги Fight Club Fight Club Паланик Чак  
обложка книги Finalmusik Finalmusik

Seguimos al narrador de esta espléndida novela durante su última semana en Italia antes de regresar a su Granada natal y reencontrarse con su padre. Se despide de algunos de los personajes que han configurado su experiencia italiana: la limpiadora Francesca, con quien el último mes ha mantenido una aventura; el marido de ésta, Fulvio, ex boxeador; monseñor Wolff-Wapowski, polaco-alemán, encargado de la casa papalina en la que el narrador se aloja; Stefania Rossi-Quarantotti, profesora boloñesa de semiótica y antigua maestra y amiga, traumatizada por la relación que mantiene su marido con una chiquilla romana; el marido de la profesora, Franco Mazotti, prestigioso e íntegro economista de un gobierno corrupto, temeroso de que salga a la luz esa relación; o Carlo Trenti, el exitoso escritor de la novela cuya traducción el narrador está a punto de terminar a la vez que su estancia en Roma. De momento el narrador deberá regresar a Granada y cortar por fin el cordón umbilical que le une a su padre viudo. La consagración definitiva de uno de los escritores españoles más imprescindibles.

Navarro Justo  
обложка книги F. F.

F., a los treinta y cinco años, prometió no vivir más de cincuenta. Estaba con un amigo en una plaza de Reus, era una tarde de junio de 1957 y dijo que pensaba matarse antes del 20 de mayo de 1972, día de su cincuenta cumpleaños. Justo Navarro, poeta, traductor, crítico literario y novelista, persigue la deriva de una vida, sigue el rastro de las mujeres, de las lecturas, de los trabajos y los días de un poeta que creía más en la inteligencia que en la inspiración, de un escritor que afirmaba que el único tema que le interesaba eran las mujeres, y cuando las mujeres le abandonaban huía al estudio de las lenguas, el griego, el latín, el ruso, el polaco, de todas las lenguas germánicas, al estudio de otras palabras que borran aquellas que no pueden ser pronunciadas ni pensadas. Un crítico indispensable del que Gil de Biedma dijo que era el hombre más inteligente que había conocido, el hombre sin edad que seducía a los las jóvenes y había alcanzado una extraordinaria perfección en el arte de interpretarse a sí mismo en los cafés, el traductor que había traducido a destajo a Dashiel Hammett en la España franquista, cuando Hammett se preparaba para morir, acosado por el FBI, América, las deudas, la vida. Porque F. es Gabriel Ferrater, poeta, traductor, crítico literario y, al menos una vez, novelista. Y esta historia de F., esta indagación sobre Ferrater, esta novela o memoria, que puede leerse como el informe que escribiría un detective de Hammett que también fuera escritor, como Hammett, como F., como Justo Navarro, concluye en la fecha en que Ferrater fijó su destino. Todos los datos están aquí y, si hay un enigma, también está aquí. Aunque los personajes y lugares, reales o ficticios, sólo aparezcan como personajes y lugares imaginarios. Y la única respuesta sea la pregunta.

Navarro Justo  
Faciam lit mei mernineris

От автора


Люди, знающие меня давно, неоднократно говорили мне, что многое из того, что я люблю рассказывать в хорошей компании, должно быть записано. Сложно сказать что побудило меня начать публиковать многое из практики – наверное то, что мир изменился.


В этой рубрике будет много историй – смешных, страшных, нелепых и разных. Произошло это все в самом начале 2000-х годов, с разными людьми, с кем меня сталкивала судьба. Что-то из этого я слышал, что-то видел, в чем-то принимал участие лично. Написать могу наверное процентах так о тридцати от того что мог бы, но есть причины многое не доверять публичной печати, хотя время наступит и для этого материала.


Для читателей мелочных и вредных поясню сразу, что во-первых нельзя ставить знак равенства между автором и лирическим героем. Когда я пишу именно про себя, я пишу от первого лица, все остальное может являться чем угодно. Во-вторых, я умышленно изменяю некоторые детали повествования, и могу очень вольно обходиться с героями моих сюжетов. Любое вмешательство в реализм повествования не случайно: если так написано то значит так надо. Лицам еще более мелочным, склонным лично меня обвинять в тех или иных злодеяниях, экстремизме и фашизме, напомню, что я всегда был маленьким, слабым и интеллигентным, и никак не хотел и не мог принять участие в описанных событиях. Косвенно в пользу этого же говорит тот факт, что времени прошло с тех пор гораздо меньше, чем за такое положено сидеть. Не менее несостоятельными будут и обвинения меня в очернительстве Светлой Правой Идеи и уж тем более русофобии - я националист что написано в дисклеймере, а антифашизм считаю явлением, рядоположенным с прогибиционизмом и педерастией.


Так уж вышло, что на определенном этапе через мою практику прошла масса дел с участием представителей праворадикальной общественности, и накопилась масса любопытных наблюдений за данной средой, ее представителями и проявлениями. Этим объясняется несколько отстраненный тон повествования, а равно отсутствие националистического пафоса и характерной для многих авторов «оттуда» предвзятости. Взгляд на жизнь у меня довольно глумливый, и там где кто-то увидит героизм и идею, я вижу то что вижу.

Федорович Василий Сергеевич  
Fantasmas Del Pasado

Jeremy Marsh es un periodista especializado en desenmascarar fraudes con apariencia de hechos sobrenaturales. Allí donde parece darse un caso extraño que escapa a toda explicación lógica, él se empeña en demostrar que para encontrarla sólo hace falta investigar el caso a fondo y seguir en todo momento los dictámenes de la razón. Hasta ahora nunca se ha equivocado, y con esa determinación viaja a Boone Creek, una pequeña localidad de Carolina del Norte, en busca de la causa real que se esconde detrás de unas apariciones fantasmagóricas en el cementerio del pueblo. La leyenda local habla de una maldición y de almas que vagan con sed de venganza, pero ¿cuánto de verdad y cuánto de fábula hay en esa leyenda, como en todas las demás?

Sin embargo, Jeremy ha de enfrentarse a algo verdaderamente inesperado, para lo que esta vez su razón no tiene respuesta: el encuentro con Lexie Darnell, la nieta de la vidente del pueblo. Y es que Jeremy podía prever que Lexie lo ayudaría en sus pesquisas gracias a su trabajo como bibliotecaria, pero no que él acabaría enamorándose perdidamente de ella. El dilema no tardará en surgir: si la joven pareja quiere empezar a construir un futuro en común, Jeremy deberá arriesgarse a otorgar un voto de confianza a la fe ciega, en la que nunca había creído…

Sparks Nicholas  
Falling Man

Amazon.com Review

The defining moment of turn-of-the-21st-century America is perfectly portrayed in National Book Award winner Don DeLillo's Falling Man. The book takes its title from the electrifying photograph of the man who jumped or fell from the North Tower on 9/11. It also refers to a performance artist who recreates the picture. The artist straps himself into a harness and in high visibility areas jumps from an elevated structure, such as a railway overpass or a balcony, startling passersby as he hangs in the horrifying pose of the falling man.

Keith Neudecker, a lawyer and survivor of the attack, arrives on his estranged wife Lianne's doorstep, covered with soot and blood, carrying someone else's briefcase. In the days and weeks that follow, moments of connection alternate with complete withdrawl from his wife and young son, Justin. He begins a desultory affair with the owner of the briefcase based only on their shared experience of surviving: "the timeless drift of the long spiral down." Justin uses his binoculars to scan the skies with his friends, looking for "Bill Lawton" (a misunderstood version of bin Laden) and more killing planes. Lianne suddenly sees Islam everywhere: in a postcard from a friend, in a neighbor's music-and is frightened and angered by its ubiquity. She is riveted by the Falling Man. Her mother Nina's response is to break up with her long-time German lover over his ancient politics. In short, the old ways and days are gone forever; a new reality has taken over everyone's consciousness. This new way is being tried on, and it doesn't fit. Keith and Lianne weave into reconciliation. Keith becomes a professional poker player and, when questioned by Lianne about the future of this enterprise, he thinks: "There was one final thing, too self-evident to need saying. She wanted to be safe in the world and he did not."

DeLillo also tells the story of Hammad, one of the young men in flight training on the Gulf Coast, who says: "We are willing to die, they are not. This is our srength, to love death, to feel the claim of armed martyrdom." He also asks: "But does a man have to kill himself in order to accomplish something in the world?" His answer is that he is one of the hijackers on the plane that strikes the North Tower.

At the end of the book, De Lillo takes the reader into the Tower as the plane strikes the building. Through all the terror, fire and smoke, De Lillo's voice is steady as a metronome, recounting exactly what happens to Keith as he sees friends and co-workers maimed and dead, navigates the stairs and, ultimately, is saved. Though several post-9/11 novels have been written, not one of them is as compellingly true, faultlessly conceived, and beautifully written as Don De Lillo's Falling Man. -Valerie Ryan

From Publishers Weekly

Starred Review. When DeLillo's novel Players was published in 1977, one of the main characters, Pammy, worked in the newly built World Trade Center. She felt that "the towers didn't seem permanent. They remained concepts, no less transient for all their bulk than some routine distortion of light." DeLillo's new novel begins 24 years later, with Keith Neudecker standing in a New York City street covered with dust, glass shards and blood, holding somebody else's briefcase, while that intimation of the building's mortality is realized in a sickening roar behind him. On that day, Keith, one half of a classic DeLillo well-educated married couple, returns to Lianne, from whom he'd separated, and to their young son, Justin. Keith and Lianne know it is Keith's Lazarus moment, although DeLillo reserves the bravura sequence that describes Keith's escape from the first tower-as well as the last moments of one of the hijackers, Hammad-until the end of the novel. Reconciliation for Keith and Lianne occurs in a sort of stunned unconsciousness; the two hardly engage in the teasing, ludic interchanges common to couples in other DeLillo novels. Lianne goes through a paranoid period of rage against everything Mideastern; Keith is drawn to another survivor. Lianne's mother, Nina, roils her 20-year affair with Martin, a German leftist; Keith unhooks from his law practice to become a professional poker player. Justin participates in a child's game involving binoculars, plane spotting and waiting for a man named "Bill Lawton." DeLillo's last novel, Cosmopolis, was a disappointment, all attitude (DeLillo is always a brilliant stager of attitude) and no heart. This novel is a return to DeLillo's best work. No other writer could encompass 9/11 quite like DeLillo does here, down to the interludes following Hammad as he listens to a man who "was very genius"-Mohammed Atta. The writing has the intricacy and purpose of a wiring diagram. The mores of the after-the-event are represented with no cuteness-save, perhaps, the falling man performance artist. It is as if Players, The Names, Libra, White Noise, Underworld-with their toxic events, secret histories, moral panics-converge, in that day's narrative of systematic vulnerability, scatter and tentative regrouping.

DeLillo Don  
обложка книги Flutter. Круто, блин. Хроники одного тренинга Flutter. Круто, блин. Хроники одного тренинга

Флаттер (от англ. flutter) — жесткая вибрация самолета, чреватая полным его разрушением. Именно флаттер долгое время препятствовал преодолению сверхзвукового барьера — сильнейшая вибрация, перегрузки и страх заставляли испытателей раз за разом отступать. Тем не менее сверхзвуковой барьер был успешно преодолен смелым летчиком, нажавшим на газ в тот момент, когда его предшественники предпочитали сбросить скорость. И вот там, в сверхзвуке, наступила тишина, пришла радость победы и удовольствие от скольжения по воздуху. По небу.

Жизнь иных людей так же наполнена мгновениями преодоления, ведь когда необходимо совершить прорыв в своей жизни, выйдя за рамки привычных представлений о возможном, наступает флаттер — жесткая вибрация души и тела.

Некоторые не выдерживают - сбрасывают скорость. Лишь самые смелые нажимают на газ и попадают в сверхзвук. Именно они познают восторг победы и радость скольжения по жизни.

И они парят. Пока не наступит новый флаттер. Новая возможность для прорыва. И так раз за разом...

А что же тогда такое «высший пилотаж»?

Маркович Наташа  
обложка книги Foreign Affairs Foreign Affairs

Awards

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

"There is no American writer I have read with more constant pleasure and sympathy… Foreign Affairs earns the same shelf as Henry James and Edith Wharton." – John Fowles

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE

Virginia Miner, a fifty-something, unmarried tenured professor, is in London to work on her new book about children's folk rhymes. Despite carrying a U.S. passport, Vinnie feels essentially English and rather looks down on her fellow Americans. But in spite of that, she is drawn into a mortifying and oddly satisfying affair with an Oklahoman tourist who dresses more Bronco Billy than Beau Brummel.

Also in London is Vinnie's colleague Fred Turner, a handsome, flat broke, newly separated, and thoroughly miserable young man trying to focus on his own research. Instead, he is distracted by a beautiful and unpredictable English actress and the world she belongs to.

Both American, both abroad, and both achingly lonely, Vinnie and Fred play out their confused alienation and dizzying romantic liaisons in Alison Lurie's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Smartly written, poignant, and witty, Foreign Affairs remains an enduring comic masterpiece.

Lurie Alison  
Fillets of Plaice Durrell Gerald Malcolm  
обложка книги Fury Fury

Life is fury. Fury—sexual, Oedipal, political, magical, brutal—drives us to our finest heights and coarsest depths. This is what we are, what we civilize ourselves to disguise—the terrifying human animal in us, the exalted, transcendent, self-destructive, untrammeled lord of creation. We raise each other to the heights of joy. We tear each other limb from bloody limb.

Rushdie Salman  
Fugatives & Refugees Palahniuk Chuck  
обложка книги Faserland Faserland

Из беседы с Виктором Кирхмайером на Deutsche Welle radio:

Роман Кристиана Крахта «Фазерланд» – важнейший немецкий роман 90-х – уже стал каноническим. В 50-х немецкий философ-неомарксист Теодор Адорно сказал: «После Освенцима нельзя писать стихов». И вот пришло поколение, которое взялось бытописать свое время и свою жизнь. С появлением романа «Фазерланд» Кристиана Крахта в 95-ом году часы идут по-другому. Без этой книги, без этого нового климата было бы невозможно появление новой немецкой литературы.

Кристиан Крахт – второй член «поп-культурного квинтета» молодых немецких писателей. Обладает всеми качествами, которые противопоказаны «настоящему» писателю: высокомерен, подчеркнуто хорошо одет, ездит на небесного цвета «Порше». На вопрос: почему никогда не дает интервью, – отвечает: «Я очень богат». «Фазерланд» – первый роман Крахта. Главный герой романа путешествует по Германии или, как он сам говорит, «прощается с этой безобразной страной, населенной уродливыми и глупыми людьми». Главы романа – это череда вагонов первого класса и бесконечных вечеринок с кокаином, сексом и алкоголем. Литературные критики восприняли роман как наглую провокацию. Мартин Хильшер думает иначе:

Жест провокатора основан на том, что он знает или думает, что знает, что правильно, куда надо идти. У него есть «образ врага». Крахт, который пьет шампанское и ездит на «Порше» на самом деле полон сомнений. Весь его организм протестует против этого бессмысленного существования. В свои 28 он уже переживает экзистенциальный кризис, который обычно настигает мужчин между 40 и 50-ю. И постоянная рвота – не что иное, как саботаж. В конце романа у героя возникает идея покончить жизнь самоубийством, но он отказывается от своего замысла только потому, что не воспринимает этот мир всерьез. В прошлом году в Германии была опубликована антология 16-ти молодых немецких писателей под названием «Месопотамия», составителем которой был Кристиан Крахт. Ее эпиграф гласит: «Конец иронии». Члены «поп-культурного квинтета» всерьез ищутизбавления от скуки и безразличия. Любой ценой: вплоть до «уничтожения этого благополучия, чтобы начать все сначала». «Мы не попадем в ад. Мы давно уже живем в нем» – говорит Кристиан Крахт. Это ад мира масс-медиа, где войны и катастрофы показывают ровностолько, чтобы не наскучить зрителю, который может переключить телевизор на другую программу.

Крахт Кристиан  
обложка книги Forrest Gump Forrest Gump

At 6'6" and 240lbs, Forrest Gump is difficult to ignore. This satire follows him from the football dynasties of Bear Bryant to Vietnam, and from encounters with Presidents Johnson and Nixon to pow-wows with Chairman Mao. It also takes in Harvard University, a Hollywood set, and a NASA mission.

Groom Winston Forrest Gump  
обложка книги Finger Lickin’ Fifteen Finger Lickin’ Fifteen

SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, June 23, 2009

EVENT: The next Stephanie Plum novel, in which complications arise, loyalties are tested, cliffhangers are resolved, and donuts are eaten.

WHERE: Wherever books are sold across America

WHAT TO BRING: Sunglasses, insect repellant, a flotation device, suntan lotion, cheez-doodles, extra-large towel, fire extinguisher, baseball bat, lip balm, monkey leash, sixty three pieces of chewing gum, and one canister of oxygen (don't ask). Hey, it's a Stephanie Plum novel!

Evanovich Janet  
обложка книги Fabryka bezkresnych snów Fabryka bezkresnych snów

Fabryka bezkresnych snów to najlepsza powieść Ballarda; jedna z niewielu naprawdę kultowych książek. To bajeczna przypowieść o znaczeniu i potrzebie marzeń, magii i fantazji w naszym życiu. Przygody Blakea – bohatera książki- mogą być tylko urojeniami chorej wyobraźni, ale też mogły zdarzyć się naprawdę. To nasze życie to przecież mieszanina snów, jawy, fantazji i rzeczywistości. Marzenia są piękne. Sny bywają okrutne. Fantazja jest potrzebna każdemu z nas.

Ballard J G  
обложка книги Fácil De Matar Fácil De Matar

La oveja negra de una influyente familia es asesinada en un atentado. Diana Dial, reportera prejubilada metida a investigadora amateur, siente ese pequeño pellizco en el estómago que le indica que algo no encaja en la versión oficial. Dos son los sospechosos: la viuda, exuberante y ambiciosa, y el hermanísimo, heredero del imperio familiar. Con la ayuda de su fiel criada filipina, un singular chófer y un investigador todoterreno, Diana Dial se dejará guiar por su instinto hasta dar con la verdad.

Maruja Torres se estrena en la novela policíaca y lo hace por la puerta grande. Fiel a su inconfundible estilo. Fácil de matar es una adictiva e irónica historia que confirma que las apariencias siempre engañan.

Torres Maruja  
обложка книги Fup Fup

FUP, like all of Jim Dodge's work, takes place between rain and sunlight, diamonds and love. Read it. Live a little wiser.

Dodge Jim  
обложка книги Fancies and Goodnights Fancies and Goodnights

John Collier's edgy, sardonic tales are works of rare wit, curious insight, and scary implication. They stand out as one of the pinnacles in the critically neglected but perennially popular tradition of weird writing that includes E.T.A. Hoffmann and Charles Dickens as well as more recent masters like Jorge Luis Borges and Roald Dahl. With a cast of characters that ranges from man-eating flora to disgruntled devils and suburban salarymen (not that it's always easy to tell one from another), Collier's dazzling stories explore the implacable logic of lunacy, revealing a surreal landscape whose unstable surface is depth-charged with surprise.

Some of the stories in this book have been printed in The New Yorker, Harper's Bazaar, The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, and Harper's Magazine; some of them have previously been gathered into a volume called Presenting Moonshine (published by the Viking Press, New York, 1941), and a volume called The Devil and All (published by the Nonesuch Press, London, 1934). Witch's Money was published as a separate volume, for private distribution, in December 1940. The Touch of Nutmeg, copyright, 1943, by The Readers Club. "Gavin O'Leary," copyright, 1945, by H. Allen Smith

Collier John  
обложка книги Fondamenta degli incurabili (Набережная Неисцелимых) Fondamenta degli incurabili (Набережная Неисцелимых)

Венецианское эссе Иосифа Бродского "Набережная Неисцелимых" (или "Watermark") написано автором по-английски.

Джон Апдайк писал об эссе "Набережная Неисцелимых": "[Оно] восхищает тонким приемом возгонки, с помощью которого из жизненного опыта добывается драгоценный смысл. Эссе "Набережная неисцелимых" – это попытка превратить точку на глобусе в окно и мир универсальных переживаний, частный опыт хронического венецианского туриста – в кристалл, чьи грани отражали бы всю полноту жизни… Основным источником исходящего от этих граней света является чистая красота".

Бродский Иосиф  
обложка книги Face control Face control

8.00.

Надо наконец стряхнуть с себя это вязкое утреннее оцепенение и встать под душ.

Вода мигом сделает из меня человека.

Я включаю CD-проигрыватель. Apollo-440 с их `Millenium Fever` кажутся чересчур энергичными.

Бреюсь и постепенно приободряюсь.

Сегодня пятница, а значит…

Спектр Владимир  
обложка книги Forgiving Ararat Forgiving Ararat

#1 BESTSELLER IN HEAVEN…AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME ON EARTH. "Think Alice Sebold (The Lovely Bones) meets John Grisham (The Firm) in the afterlife." Brek Cuttler, a young lawyer, new mother, and wife of a popular television news reporter, dies unexpectedly and, arriving in heaven, learns she has been chosen to join the elite lawyers who defend souls at the Final Judgment. Yet Brek longs for her lost life, and the cause of her death remains a mystery. Searching for answers, Brek attempts to re-create the world she once knew and visit her family in their dreams; but it is her first client in heaven, a young convict, who holds the secret-a shocking crime long repressed. Guided by her mentor, Luas, a lawyer who has been prosecuting souls for thousands of years, Brek embarks on a quest traversing heaven and earth to bring her killer to justice, uncovering an interlocking past that places her own soul in jeopardy. Entering the courtroom to face her killer at the Final Judgment, Brek must make a momentous choice that will alter her eternity. POSTHUMOUS PRAISE FOR FORGIVING ARARAT: "This glorious, triumphant work leads its readers from the wrathful lands of the east…and back to the Garden of Eden." -John Steinbeck, author of Grapes of Wrath and East of Eden. "With mythical prose at times approaching verse, Forgiving Ararat works a miracle, bridging the chasm between life and death." -Emily Dickinson, author of Poems. "At the center of Forgiving Ararat is the Trial each of us must one day face-and the profound metamorphosis each of us must undergo to win." -Franz Kafka, author of The Trial and The Metamorphosis. "This book is the next Lovely Bones!"

Nazareth Gita  
обложка книги Fever Pitch Fever Pitch

In America, it is soccer. But in Great Britain, it is the real football. No pads, no prayers, no prisoners. And that’s before the players even take the field.

Nick Hornby has been a football fan since the moment he was conceived. Call it predestiny. Or call it preschool. Fever Pitch is his tribute to a lifelong obsession. Part autobiography, part comedy, part incisive analysis of insanity, Hornby’s award-winning memoir captures the fever pitch of fandom—its agony and ecstasy, its community, its defining role in thousands of young mens’ coming-of-age stories. Fever Pitch is one for the home team. But above all, it is one for everyone who knows what it really means to have a losing season.

Hornby Nick  
обложка книги Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream

ANNOTATION

An electric piece of work that takes off like a screaming rocket about the world of drugs in Las Vegas.

FROM THE PUBLISHER

A book about the world of drugs in Las Vegas. "The best book on the dope decade." – NYT Book Review

Tompson Hunter  
Flowers for Algernon

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Any one who has common sense will remember that the bewilderments of the eyes are of two kinds, and arise from two causes, either from coming out of the light or from going into the light, which is true of the mind's eye, quite as much as of the bodily eye; and he who remembers this when he sees any one whose vision is perplexed and weak, will not be too ready to laugh; he will first ask whether that soul of man has come out of the brighter life, and is unable to see because unaccustomed to the dark, or having turned from darkness to the day is dazzled by excess of light. And he will count the one happy in his condition and state of being, and he will pity the other; or, if he have a mind to laugh at the soul which comes from below into the light, there will be more reason in this than in the laugh which greets him who returns from above out of the light into the den.

—Plato, The Republic



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Keyes Daniel  
Flowers for Algernon (short story)

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Any one who has common sense will remember that the bewilderments of the eyes are of two kinds, and arise from two causes, either from coming out of the light or from going into the light, which is true of the mind's eye, quite as much as of the bodily eye; and he who remembers this when he sees any one whose vision is perplexed and weak, will not be too ready to laugh; he will first ask whether that soul of man has come out of the brighter life, and is unable to see because unaccustomed to the dark, or having turned from darkness to the day is dazzled by excess of light. And he will count the one happy in his condition and state of being, and he will pity the other; or, if he have a mind to laugh at the soul which comes from below into the light, there will be more reason in this than in the laugh which greets him who returns from above out of the light into the den.

—Plato, The Republic


Keyes Daniel  
обложка книги Filomeno, a mi pesar Filomeno, a mi pesar

Premio Planeta

Esta novela obtuvo el Premio Planeta 1988, concedido por el siguiente jurado: Ricardo Fernández de la Reguera, José Manuel Lara, Antonio Prieto, Carlos Pujol y José María Valverde.

Filomeno, gallego de origen portugués por parte de madre, es un personaje de incierta y compleja personalidad, lo cual se refleja en un nombre de pila indeseado que suena a ridículo y en el uso habitual de sus diferentes apellidos según la situación y el país en que se encuentra. Tras estudiar Derecho en Madrid, se traslada a Londres para trabajar en un banco, es corresponsal de un periódico portugués en París y, después de residir en Portugal durante la guerra civil española, acaba volviendo a la Galicia donde nació. En el curso de estos viajes, y mientras la historia de Europa se va ensombreciendo progresivamente, Filomeno tiene experiencias de todo género que le hacen madurar y se enamora varias veces. Este itinerario personal forja la personalidad del protagonista, y constituye un hondísimo retrato que en la pluma de Gonzalo Torrente Ballester se enriquece con sugestivos matices de observación e ironía. Extraordinaria novela en la cual lo real y lo misterioso, la tragedia y el humor, el curso de una azarosa vida y la trama de la historia contemporánea se mezclan en una armoniosa síntesis de arte narrativo y verdad humana para darnos una de las grandes obras maestras de su autor. «El Filomeno Freijomil que se desdobla en Ademar de Alemcastre para disfrazar su desasosiego, no es sino expresión de ese juego de máscaras en el que el hombre moderno necesita refugiarse para afrontar el dolor de su propia inconsistencia» (Juan Manuel de Prada).

Ballester Gonzalo Torrente  
обложка книги Farewell Waltz Farewell Waltz

"It is hard to imagine anything more chilling and profound than Kundera’s apparent lightheartedness." – Elizabeth Pochoda

IN this dark farce of a novel, set in an old-fashioned Central Euroepean spa town, eight characters are swept up in an accelerating dance: a pretty nurse and her repairman boyfriend; an oddball gynecologist; a rich Amrican (at once saint and Don Juan); a popular trumpeter and his beautiful, obsessively jealous wife; an unillusioned former political prisoner about to leave his country and his young woman ward.Perhaps the most brilliantly plotted and sheerly entertaining of Milan Kundera’s novels, Farewell Waltz poses the most serious questions with a blasphemous lightness that makes us see that the modern world has deprived us even of the right to tragedy.Written in Bohemia in 1969-70, this book was first published (in 1976) in France under the title La valse aux adieux (Farewell Waltz), and later in thirty-four other countries. This beautiful new translation, made from the French text prepared by the novelist himself, fully reflects his own tone and intentions. As such it offers an opportunity for both the discovery and the rediscovery of one of the very best of a great writer’s works."Kundera remains faithful to this subtle, wily, devious talent for a fiction of 'erotic possibilities. ”New York Times Book Review"Farewell Waltz shocks. Black humor. Farcical ferocity. Admirably tender portraits of women." “Le Point (Paris)" After Farewell Waltz there cannot be any doubt. Kundera is a master of contemporary literature. This novel is both an example of virtuosity and a descent into the human soul."

Kundera Milan  
обложка книги Fashionista Fashionista

Sobrevivir en una revista femenina puede ser una lucha a muerte. Sobre todo, cuando tu jefa es una tirana.

Vig Morgan por fin ha conseguido dejar de ser la ayudante de la dictatorial y repelente directora, solo para verse metida en un mar de conspiradores. Pero Vig no es como las demás editoras en la super cool Fashionista. Para empezar, a ella le da igual qué diseñador viste a las estrellas del momento. Es inteligente, astuta y tan ambiciosa como cualquier persona inteligente y mal pagada, pero nunca tomaría parte en un complot para defenestrar a su jefa. ¿O sí?

Salta con Vig a las turbulentas aguas -conspiraciones, puñaladas por la espalda, libertad de expresión, coqueteos y alta costura- a las que se enfrenta cuando decide unirse a un compló de lacayos que quieren cargarse a la abeja reina, con inesperados -pero no necesariamente decepcionantes- resultados.

Messina Lynn  
обложка книги Fuks Fuks

Wkrótce potem opuściłem te okolice, po złożeniu ostatniej wizyty na własnym grobie. Nie wiem dokładnie, dlaczego to zrobiłem; zapewne chciałem w specyficzny sposób złożyć sobie wyrazy uszanowania. Był to dla mnie koniec pewnego etapu, niewykluczone, że koniec życia. Na grobie leżały świeże kwiaty. Nie zapomniano o mnie.

Wspomnienia ojca, męża, przyjaciela zblakły z czasem, zawsze jednak zajmowały istotne miejsce w moich myślach. Od tego czasu moje życie potoczyło się inaczej. Wspomnienia z przeszłości nawiedzały mnie jeszcze co jakiś czas, zmieniały się jednak towarzyszące im emocje. Szybko stały się to uczucia psa, jak gdyby po zakończeniu poszukiwań psia natura wzięła górę nad ludzką duszą – duszą, która stanowiła o moim człowieczeństwie. Czułem się wolny jak ptak. Wolny, by żyć jak pies.

Herbert James  
обложка книги Faktotum Faktotum

Faktotum to powieść złożona z krótkich rozdziałów wypełnionych przygodami tytułowego "totumfackiego", który nieustannie poszukuje zajęcia, a do kwestionariuszy kolejnych pośredniaków wpisuje nieodmiennie: "dwa lata college'u, specjalność: dziennikarstwo i sztuki piękne".

W tej książce fascynuje niezwykła, niemal magiczna realność. Sytuacje i zdarzenia, które opowiada nam Bukowski, mają fantastyczną moc: są prawdziwe, nawet jeśli się nie wydarzyły.

Bukowski Charles  
обложка книги Factotum Factotum

En esta novela autobiográfica de sus años de juventud, el autor nos describe la vida de su alter ego Henry Chinaski saltando de un empleo a otro, todos sórdidos, duros, sin sentido, emborrachándose a muerte, con la obsesión de follar, intentando materializar su vida de escritor y nos ofrece una visión brutalmente divertida y melancólicamente horrorizada de la ética del trabajo, de cómo doblega el «alma» de los hombres. Se ha dicho que Bukowski con su prosa lacónica, escueta y contundente como un uppercut es el novelista atroz de la gran selva urbana, de los desheredados, las prostitutas, los borrachos, los desechos humanos del Sueño Americano a nivel del arroyo, y se le ha comparado con Henry Miller, Céline y Hemingway.

Bukowski Charles  
обложка книги Fuck’ты Fuck’ты

Ставший знаковым роман о поколении нулевых в новом издании.

Герои молоды, свободны и порочны, для них жизнь — это бегство по порочному кругу. В их крови похоть, безнаказанность и немного любви. Их враг — любопытство. Их козырь — желание бороться до конца.

«Каждый из нас бегал по порочному кругу… Или хотя бы тайно об этом мечтал…»

Свешникова Мария  
Farewell Summer Bradbury Raymond Douglas  
обложка книги Fools die Fools die Puzo Mario  
FAQ по индустриальной культуре (Версия 1.3 от 28.10.1997) Толмацкий Дмитрий  
Falconer

A study of the elaborate personalities that develop within prison walls, and their tenuous relation to prisoners' past lives and crimes. A convicted drug addict and murderer adapts to the gloom, fascination and eroticism of the new camaraderie.

Cheever John  
Frictions

Cinq sequences d'une vie, cinq demons impossibles a chasser. Tel est le programme de 'Frictions'. Beau gosse, fou de sa mere, marie a un mannequin et ayant trouve la solution a ses soucis d'argent, le narrateur a tout pour s'en sortir, enfin en theorie, car en pratique c'est beaucoup beaucoup plus complique.

Djian Philippe  
обложка книги Five Quarters of the Orange Five Quarters of the Orange

The magical new novel from the author of the Number One be Beyond the main street of Les Laveuses runs the Loire, smooth and brown as a sunning snake – but hiding a deadly undertow beneath its moving surface. This is where Framboise, a secretive widow named after a raspberry liqueur, plies her culinary trade at the creperie – and lets memory play strange games. Into this world comes the threat of revelation as Framboise's nephew – a profiteering Parisian – attempts to exploit the growing success of the country recipes she has inherited from her mother, a woman remembered with contempt by the villagers of Les Laveuses. As the spilt blood of a tragic wartime childhood flows again, exposure beckons for Framboise, the widow with an invented past. Joanne Harris has looked behind the drawn shutters of occupied France to illuminate the pain, delight and loss of a life changed for ever by the uncertainties and betrayals of war.

Harris Joanne  
обложка книги French Lessons French Lessons

A single day in Paris changes the lives of three Americans as they each set off to explore the city with a French tutor, learning about language, love, and loss as their lives intersect in surprising ways.

Josie, Riley, and Jeremy have come to the City of Light for different reasons: Josie, a young high school teacher, arrives in hopes of healing a broken heart. Riley, a spirited but lonely expat housewife, struggles to feel connected to her husband and her new country. And Jeremy, the reserved husband of a renowned actress, is accompanying his wife on a film shoot, yet he feels distant from her world.

As they meet with their tutors – Josie with Nico, a sensitive poet; Riley with Phillippe, a shameless flirt; and Jeremy with the consummately beautiful Chantal – each succumbs to unexpected passion and unpredictable adventures. Yet as they traverse Paris's grand boulevards and intimate, winding streets, they uncover surprising secrets about one another – and come to understand long-buried truths about themselves.

Sussman Ellen  
обложка книги F F

From the young, internationally acclaimed author of Measuring the World: a stunning tragicomic novel about three brothers, their relationship to their distant father, and their individual fates and struggles in the modern world.

One day Arthur Friedland piles his three sons into the car and drives them to see the Great Lindemann, Master of Hypnosis. Protesting that he doesn't believe in magic even as he is led onto the stage, Arthur nevertheless experiences something. Later that night, while his family sleeps, he takes his passport, empties all the money from his bank account, and vanishes. In time, still absent from his family, he beings to publish novels and becomes an internationally famous author. His sons grow into men who manifest their inexplicable loss — Martin becomes a priest who does not believe in God; Ivan, a painter in constant artistic crisis; Eric, a businessman given to a fear of ghosts and hallucinations — even as they struggle to understand their father's disappearance and make their own places in the world.

Kehlmann Daniel  
обложка книги Fear and Trembling Fear and Trembling

According to ancient Japanese protocol, foreigners deigning to approach the emperor did so only with fear and trembling. Terror and self-abasement conveyed respect. Amélie, our well-intentioned and eager young Western heroine, goes to Japan to spend a year working at the Yumimoto Corporation. Returning to the land where she was born is the fulfillment of a dream for Amélie; working there turns into comic nightmare.

Alternately disturbing and hilarious, unbelievable and shatteringly convincing, Fear and Trembling will keep readers clutching tight to the pages of this taut little novel, caught up in the throes of fear, trembling, and, ultimately, delight.

Nothomb élie  
обложка книги Fight Club Fight Club

Featuring soap made from human fat, waiters at high-class restaurants who do unmentionable things to soup and an underground organization dedicated to inflicting a violent anarchy upon the land, Palahniuk's apocalyptic first novel is clearly not for the faint of heart. The unnamed (and extremely unreliable) narrator, who makes his living investigating accidents for a car company in order to assess their liability, is combating insomnia and a general sense of anomie by attending a steady series of support-group meetings for the grievously ill, at one of which (testicular cancer) he meets a young woman named Marla. She and the narrator get into a love triangle of sorts with Tyler Durden, a mysterious and gleefully destructive young man with whom the narrator starts a fight club, a secret society that offers young professionals the chance to beat one another to a bloody pulp. Mayhem ensues, beginning with the narrator's condo exploding and culminating with a terrorist attack on the world's tallest building. Writing in an ironic deadpan and including something to offend everyone, Palahniuk is a risky writer who takes chances galore, especially with a particularly bizarre plot twist he throws in late in the book. Caustic, outrageous, bleakly funny, violent and always unsettling, Palahniuk's utterly original creation will make even the most jaded reader sit up and take notice. Movie rights to Fox 2000.

Palahniuk Chuck  
обложка книги Flings: Stories Flings: Stories

The acclaimed author of Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever and The Gospel of Anarchy makes his hardcover debut with a piercing collection of short fiction that illuminates our struggle to find love, comfort, and identity.

"A master of the modern snapshot." — Los Angeles Times

"A contemporary voice that this new generation of skeptics has long awaited-a young champion of literature." — New York Press

In a new suite of powerful and incisive stories, Justin Taylor captures the lives of men and women unmoored from their pasts and uncertain of their futures.

A man writes his girlfriend a Dear John letter, gets in his car, and just drives. A widowed insomniac is roused from malaise when an alligator appears in her backyard. A group of college friends try to stay close after graduation, but are drawn away from-and back toward-each other by the choices they make. A boy's friendship with a pair of identical twins undergoes a strange and tragic evolution over the course of adolescence. A promising academic and her fiancée attempt to finish their dissertations, but struggle with writer's block, a nasty secret, and their own expert knowledge of Freud.

From an East Village rooftop to a cabin in Tennessee, from the Florida suburbs to Hong Kong, Taylor covers a vast emotional and geographic landscape while ushering us into an abiding intimacy with his characters. Flings is a commanding work of fiction that captures the contemporary search for identity, connection, and a place to call home.

Taylor Justin  
обложка книги First Novel First Novel

Either First Novel is a darkly funny examination of the relative attractions of creative writing courses and suburban dogging sites, or it's a twisted campus novel and possible murder mystery that's not afraid to blend fact with fiction in its exploration of the nature of identity. Paul Kinder, a novelist with one forgotten book to his name, teaches creative writing in a university in the north-west of England. Either he's researching his second, breakthrough novel, or he's killing time having sex in cars. Either eternal life exists, or it doesn't. Either you'll laugh, or you'll cry. Either you'll get it, or you won't.

Royle Nicholas  
обложка книги Father and Son: A Lifetime Father and Son: A Lifetime

"This is a story about two people, but I’m the only one telling it."Many authors have wrestled with the death of a father in their writing, but few have grappled with the subject as fiercely, or as powerfully, as the brilliant Spanish writer Marcos Giralt Torrente does in Father and Son, the mesmerizing and discomfiting memoir that won him Spain’s highest literary award, the Spanish National Book Award. Giralt Torrente is best known for his fiction, but it is in this often savage memoir that he demonstrates the full measure of his gifts.In the months following his father’s death from cancer, Giralt Torrente could not write — until he began to write about his father. In many ways, they were strangers to each other; after his parents’ relationship ended, when he was quite young, Giralt Torrente’s father remained in contact with him but held himself at a distance. Silences began to linger, prompted by Giralt Torrente’s anger at his father’s lies and absences and perpetuated by their inability to speak about the sources of the conflicts between them. But despite their differences, they had a strong bond, and in the months leading up to his father’s death from cancer, they groped toward reconciliation. Here the author commits to exploring it all, sparing neither his father nor himself, conscious of their flaws but also understanding of them. Weaving together history and personal narrative, Giralt Torrente crafts a startlingly honest account of a complex relationship, and an indelible portrait of both father and son.Beautifully translated by Natasha Wimmer, the award-winning translator of Roberto Bolaño, and as lyrical and clear-eyed on mourning as Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking, Father and Son is an uncommonly gripping memoir by an uncommonly talented writer.

Giralt Torrente Marcos  
обложка книги Foreign Land: A Novel Foreign Land: A Novel

From Jonathan Raban, the award-winning author of Bad Land and Passage to Juneau, comes this quirky and insightful story of what can happen when one can and does go home again.

For the past thirty years, George Grey has been a ship bunker in the fictional west African nation of Montedor, but now he's returning home to England-to a daughter who's a famous author he barely knows, to a peculiar new friend who back in the sixties was one of England's more famous singers, and to the long and empty days of retirement during which he's easy prey to the melancholy of memories, all the more acute since the woman he loves is still back in Africa. Witty, charming and masterly crafted, Foreign Landis an exquisitely moving tale of awkward relationships and quiet redemption.

Raban Jonathan  
обложка книги Fox 8: A Story Fox 8: A Story

From the author of the instant New York Times bestseller Tenth of December comes a darkly comic short story, a fable about the all too real impact that we humans have on the environment—now available for the first time as an eBook. 

Fox 8 has always been known as the daydreamer in his pack, the one his fellow foxes regarded with a knowing snort and a roll of the eyes. That is, until Fox 8 develops a unique skill: He teaches himself to speak “Yuman” by hiding in the bushes outside a house and listening to children’s bedtime stories. The power of language fuels his abundant curiosity about people—even after “danjer” arrives in the form of a new shopping mall that cuts off his food supply, sending Fox 8 on a harrowing quest to help save his pack. Told with his distinctive blend of humor and pathos, Fox 8 showcases the extraordinary imaginative talents of George Saunders, whom the New York Times called “the writer for our time.” 

Saunders George  
обложка книги From the Mouth of the Whale From the Mouth of the Whale

The year is 1635. Iceland is a world darkened by superstition, poverty, and cruelty.

Men of science marvel over a unicorn's horn, poor folk worship the Virgin in secret, and both books and men are burnt.

Jonas Palmason, a poet and self-taught healer, has been condemned to exile for heretical conduct, having fallen foul of the local magistrate. Banished to a barren island, Jonas recalls his gift for curing "female maladies," his exorcism of a walking corpse on the remote Snjafjoll coast, the frenzied massacre of innocent Basque whalers at the hands of local villagers, and the deaths of three of his children.

"Achingly brilliant, an epic made mad, made extraordinary." — Junot Díaz

"Hallucinatory, lyrical, by turns comic and tragic, this extraordinary novel should make Sjón an international name. His evocation of seventeenth century Iceland through the eyes of a man born before his time has stuck in my mind like nothing else I’ve read in the last year." — Hari Kunzru

Sjón was born in Reykjavik in 1962. He won the Nordic Council’s Literature Prize (the equivalent of the Man Booker Prize) for The Blue Fox, which was also longlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in 2009. Sjón was nominated for an Oscar for the song lyrics he wrote for Björk in the film Dancer in the Dark and has been working on Björk's latest project, Biophilia. His work has been translated into twenty-three languages.

 
обложка книги Funeral for a Dog Funeral for a Dog

Journalist Daniel Mandelkern leaves Hamburg on assignment to interview Dirk Svensson, a reclusive children's book author who lives alone on the Italian side of Lake Lugano with his three-legged dog. Mandelkern has been quarreling with his wife (who is also his editor); he suspects she has other reasons for sending him away.After stumbling on a manuscript of Svensson's about a complicated ménage à trois, Mandelkern is plunged into mysteries past and present. Rich with anthropological and literary allusion, this prize-winning debut set in Europe, Brazil, and New York, tells the parallel stories of two writers struggling with the burden of the past and the uncertainties of the future. Funeral for a Dog won the prestigious Uwe-Johnson Prize.

Pletzinger Thomas  
обложка книги Fugue State: stories Fugue State: stories

Hallucinatory and darkly comic, these 19 stories of paranoia, pursuit, sensory deprivation, amnesia, and retribution rattle the cages of the psyche. And through the illustrations of graphic novelist Zak Sally, this unsettling world is brought to life. From sadistic bosses with secret fears to a woman trapped in a mime's imaginary box, and from a post-apocalyptic misidentified messiah to unwitting portraitists of the dead, Brian Evenson's mind-bending fiction exposes the terror contained within our daily lives.

Fugue State contains 19 drawings by two-time Eisner nominee Zak Sally, plus his graphic collaboration with Evenson, "Dread."


Finalist for 2009 World Fantasy Award, Short Story Collection Category

Finalist for 2009 Shirley Jackson Award, Short Story Collection Category


Evenson Brian  
обложка книги Fat Man and Little Boy Fat Man and Little Boy

Two bombs over Japan. Two shells. One called Little Boy, one called Fat Man. Three days apart. The one implicit in the other. Brothers.

Winner of the 2013 Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize. In this striking debut novel, the atomic bombs dropped on Japan are personified as Fat Man and Little Boy. This small measure of humanity is a cruelty the bombs must suffer. Given life from death, the brothers’ journey is one of surreal and unsettling discovery, transforming these symbols of mass destruction into beacons of longing and hope.

“[An] imaginative debut… Meginnis’ story is both surprising and incisive.”

Publishers Weekly

Named one of “the year’s most impressive debut novelists” by the 2014 Brooklyn Book Festival

Meginnis Mike  
обложка книги Frog Frog

A multi-layered and frequently hilarious family epic — Dixon combines interrelated novels, stories, and novellas to tell the story of Howard Tetch, his ancestors, children, and the generations that follow.

Dixon Stephen  
обложка книги Frog Frog

Before the Cultural Revolution, narrator Tadpole's feisty Aunt Gugu is revered as an obstetrician in her home township in rural China. Renowned for her sure hands and uncanny ability to calm anxious mothers, Gugu speeds around town on her bicycle to usher thousands of babies into life.

When famine lifts and the population booms, Gugu becomes the unlikely yet passionate enforcer of China's new family-planning policy. She is unrelenting in her mission, invoking hatred in her wake. In her dramatic fall from deity to demon, she becomes the living incarnation of a reviled social policy violently at odds with deep-rooted cultural values.

As China moves towards the millennium, a new breed of entrepreneur emerges with a perverse interpretation of the decades-old law. Tadpole finds himself again caught up in the one-child policy and its unpredictable repercussions on the human price of capital.

Frog is an extraordinary and riveting mix of the real and the absurd, the comic and the tragic. It presents a searing portrait of China's recent history, in Mo Yan's unique and luminous prose.

Yan Mo  
обложка книги From Where You Dream: The Process of Writing Fiction From Where You Dream: The Process of Writing Fiction

Robert Olen Butler, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, teaches graduate fiction at Florida State University — his version of literary boot camp. In From Where You Dream, Butler reimagines the process of writing as emotional rather than intellectual, and tells writers how to achieve the dreamspace necessary for composing honest, inspired fiction. Proposing that fiction is the exploration of the human condition with yearning as its compass, Butler reinterprets the traditional tools of the craft using the dynamics of desire. Offering a direct view into the mind and craft of a literary master, From Where You Dream is an invaluable tool for the novice and experienced writer alike.

Butler Robert Olen  
обложка книги Forever Forever

Moving from Ireland to New York City in 1741, Cormac O’Connor witnesses the city’s transformation into a thriving metropolis while he explores the mysteries of time, loss, and love. By the author of Snow in August and A Drinking Life.

Reprint. 100,000 first printing.

Hamill Pete  
обложка книги Family Life Family Life

Known for his "cunning, dismaying and beautifully conceived" fiction (New York Times), Akhil Sharma delivers a story of astonishing intensity and emotional precision.

Growing up in Delhi in 1978, eight-year-old Ajay Mishra and his older brother Birju play cricket on the streets, eagerly waiting for the day they can join their father in America. America to the Mishras is, indeed, everything they could have imagined and more until tragedy strikes. Young Ajay prays to a God he envisions as Superman, searching for direction amid the ruins of his family's new life. Heart-wrenching and darkly funny, Family Life is a universal story of a boy torn between duty and his own survival."

Akhil Sharma  
обложка книги Find Me Find Me

After two acclaimed story collections, Laura van den Berg brings us Find Me, her highly anticipated debut novel — a gripping, imaginative, darkly funny tale of a young woman struggling to find her place in the world.

Joy has no one. She spends her days working the graveyard shift at a grocery store outside Boston and nursing an addiction to cough syrup, an attempt to suppress her troubled past. But when a sickness that begins with memory loss and ends with death sweeps the country, Joy, for the first time in her life, seems to have an advantage: she is immune. When Joy’s immunity gains her admittance to a hospital in rural Kansas, she sees a chance to escape her bleak existence. There she submits to peculiar treatments and follows seemingly arbitrary rules, forming cautious bonds with other patients — including her roommate, whom she turns to in the night for comfort, and twin boys who are digging a secret tunnel.

As winter descends, the hospital’s fragile order breaks down and Joy breaks free, embarking on a journey from Kansas to Florida, where she believes she can find her birth mother, the woman who abandoned her as a child. On the road in a devastated America, she encounters mysterious companions, cities turned strange, and one very eerie house. As Joy closes in on Florida, she must confront her own damaged memory and the secrets she has been keeping from herself.

van den Berg Laura  
обложка книги Fourth of July Creek Fourth of July Creek

In this shattering and iconic American novel, PEN prize-winning writer, Smith Henderson explores the complexities of freedom, community, grace, suspicion and anarchy, brilliantly depicting our nation's disquieting and violent contradictions.

After trying to help Benjamin Pearl, an undernourished, nearly feral eleven-year-old boy living in the Montana wilderness, social worker Pete Snow comes face to face with the boy's profoundly disturbed father, Jeremiah. With courage and caution, Pete slowly earns a measure of trust from this paranoid survivalist itching for a final conflict that will signal the coming End Times.

But as Pete's own family spins out of control, Pearl's activities spark the full-blown interest of the F.B.I., putting Pete at the center of a massive manhunt from which no one will emerge unscathed.

Henderson Smith  
обложка книги Fifty Shades of Michael Duridomoff Fifty Shades of Michael Duridomoff

Новый рассказ об эротических экспериментах Майкла Дуридомова. 50 оттенков черного.  Может дальше не рассказывать? Вы и так уже обо всем догадались. Вот и умнички, вот и молодцы

Довлатов Марк  
обложка книги Fifty Shades of Michael Duridomoff Fifty Shades of Michael Duridomoff

Новый рассказ об эротических экспериментах Майкла Дуридомова. 50 оттенков черного.  Может дальше не рассказывать? Вы и так уже обо всем догадались. Вот и умнички, вот и молодцы. И помните - это еще не конец

Довлатов Марк  
обложка книги Father of the Rain Father of the Rain

Prize-winning author Lily King’s masterful new novel spans three decades of a volatile relationship between a charismatic, alcoholic father and the daughter who loves him.

Gardiner Amory is a New England WASP who's beginning to feel the cracks in his empire. Nixon is being impeached, his wife is leaving him, and his worldview is rapidly becoming outdated. His daughter, Daley, has spent the first eleven years of her life negotiating her parents’ conflicting worlds: the liberal, socially committed realm of her mother and the conservative, decadent, liquor-soaked life of her father. But when they divorce, and Gardiner’s basest impulses are unleashed, the chasm quickly widens and Daley is stretched thinly across it.

As she reaches adulthood, Daley rejects the narrow world that nourished her father’s fears and prejudices, and embarks on her own separate life — until he hits rock bottom. Lured home by the dream of getting her father sober, Daley risks everything she's found beyond him, including her new love, Jonathan, in an attempt to repair a trust broken years ago.

A provocative story of one woman's lifelong loyalty to her father, Father of the Rain is a spellbinding journey into the emotional complexities and magnetic pull of family.

King Lily  
обложка книги Fifty Shades of Michael Duridomoff Fifty Shades of Michael Duridomoff

Новый рассказ об эротических экспериментах Майкла Дуридомова. 50 оттенков черного.  Может дальше не рассказывать? Вы и так уже обо всем догадались. Вот и умнички, вот и молодцы. И помните - это еще не конец. Еще что-то будет - если вы захотите

Довлатов Марк  
обложка книги Fearless Fearless

Yglesias’s New York Times — bestselling novel of trauma, loss, and the bonds formed between victims of catastrophe

Max Klein suffers from many anxieties — including a terrible fear of flying — but after surviving a plane crash his worries vanish and he suddenly believes himself invincible. Back home, a psychiatrist puts him in touch with Carla, a victim of the same crash who lost her infant son and suffers from a morbid, debilitating depression. Now Max and Carla begin a relationship that is sometimes intimate, sometimes painful, and perhaps the only path to recovery for both.

Fearless is a brilliant portrait of trauma and its aftermath — the shock of loss and the sometimes unexpected ways that people learn to cope with disaster.

This ebook features a new illustrated biography of Rafael Yglesias, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

From Publishers Weekly

A powerful examination of denial and guilt, Yglesias’s (Hot Properties) terrific new novel opens with a gut-wrenching scene incarnating the worst nightmares of anyone who is afraid of flying. Forty-two minutes after takeoff, a DC-10 en route from New York to Los Angeles loses its rear engine. Max Klein, an architect traveling with his business partner, imagines the worst. Carla Fransisca, her two-year-old son in her lap, refuses to believe that she and her child are in danger. When the plane crashes, both are ironically confounded: Max walks away unhurt, and Carla blames herself for her son’s death. The ordeal crushes Carla, elevates Max to a higher level of perception and strips them both of everything except brutal, fearless honesty. Yglesias chronicles their actions after the flight with the same candor, often portraying Max and Carla as abrupt and abrasive without making them any less real or less likable to the reader. A screenwriter as well as a novelist, he makes good use of cinematic techniques. Each image in his simple, precise prose is vivid and memorable; the pre-crash scene on the plane and a later re-enactment of the accident, in particular, linger in the mind. Film rights to Spring Creek Productions; audio rights to Simon & Schuster; BOMC alternate.

Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

Acclaimed author Yglesias (The Murderer Next Door, LJ 8/90) examines how almost dying can affect one’s life. His protagonists are Max and Carla, who experience psychological problems after surviving a DC-10 crash. An architect traveling on business, Max accompanies his partner, who is killed in the crash. Having outwitted death, Max decides that he has nothing further to fear. Carla, traveling with her baby, feels unworthy to live once she loses him. Consumed by guilt, Max and Carla reexamine their lives, their relationships, and their religious beliefs, and eventually realize that they alone can make each other whole. Yglesias, a talented writer, immediately involves readers in the fate of his characters, telling their story extremely well. Highly recommended.

Ellen R. Cohen, Rockville, Md.

Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Yglesias Rafael  
обложка книги Flight Flight

The best-selling author of multiple award-winning books returns with his first novel in ten years, a powerful, fast and timely story of a troubled foster teenager — a boy who is not a “legal” Indian because he was never claimed by his father — who learns the true meaning of terror. About to commit a devastating act, the young man finds himself shot back through time on a shocking sojourn through moments of violence in American history. He resurfaces in the form of an FBI agent during the civil rights era, inhabits the body of an Indian child during the battle at Little Big Horn, and then rides with an Indian tracker in the 19th Century before materializing as an airline pilot jetting through the skies today. When finally, blessedly, our young warrior comes to rest again in his own contemporary body, he is mightily transformed by all he’s seen. This is Sherman Alexie at his most brilliant — making us laugh while breaking our hearts. Simultaneously wrenching and deeply humorous, wholly contemporary yet steeped in American history, Flight is irrepressible, fearless, and again, groundbreaking Alexie.

Alexie Sherman  
обложка книги Fifty Shades of Michael Duridomoff Fifty Shades of Michael Duridomoff

Новый рассказ об эротических экспериментах Майкла Дуридомова. 50 оттенков черного.  Может дальше не рассказывать? Вы и так уже обо всем догадались. Вот и умнички, вот и молодцы. И помните - это еще не конец. Еще что-то будет - если вы захотите

Довлатов Марк  
обложка книги Foreigners Foreigners

From an acclaimed, award-winning novelist comes this brilliant hybrid of reportage, fiction, and historical fact: the stories of three black men whose tragic lives speak resoundingly to the problem of race in British society.

With his characteristic grace and forceful prose, Phillips describes the lives of three very different men: Francis Barber, “given” to the 18th-century writer Samuel Johnson, whose friendship with Johnson led to his wretched demise; Randolph Turpin, a boxing champion who ended his life in debt and decrepitude; and David Oluwale, a Nigerian stowaway who arrived in Leeds in 1949 and whose death at the hands of police twenty years later was a wake up call for the entire nation. As Phillips weaves together these three stories, he illuminates the complexities of race relations and social constraints with devastating results.

Phillips Caryl  
обложка книги Four New Messages Four New Messages

A quartet of audacious fictions that capture the pathos and absurdity of life in the age of the internet

*A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice*

* One of Flavorwire's "50 Books That Define the Past Five Years in Literature"

A spectacularly talented young writer has returned from the present with Four New Messages, urgent and visionary dispatches that seek to save art, sex, and even alienation from corporatism and technology run rampant.

In "Emission," a hapless drug dealer in Princeton is humiliated when a cruel co-ed exposes him exposing himself on a blog gone viral. "McDonald's" tells of a frustrated pharmaceutical copywriter whose imaginative flights fail to bring solace because of a certain word he cannot put down on paper. In "The College Borough" a father visiting NYU with his daughter remembers a former writing teacher, a New Yorker exiled to the Midwest who refuses to read his students' stories, asking them instead to build a replica of the Flatiron Building. "Sent" begins mythically in the woods of Russia, but in a few virtuosic pages plunges into the present, where an aspiring journalist finds himself in a village that shelters all the women who've starred in all the internet porn he's ever enjoyed.

Highbrow and low-down, these four intensely felt stories explain what happens when the virtual begins to colonize the real — they harness the torrential power and verbal dexterity that have established Cohen as one of America's most brilliant younger writers.

Cohen Joshua  
обложка книги Fremder Fremder

On 4 November 2052 Fremder Gorm is found drifting in space a few megaklicks off Badu, a planet in the Fourth Galaxy. He is the only survivor from Clever Daughter, a battered old tanker. Why did Fremder survive?

Hoban Russell  
обложка книги From the Fifteenth District From the Fifteenth District

Set in Europe in the aftermath of the Second World War, the nine stories in this glittering collection reflect on the foibles and dilemmas of human relationships. An English family goes to the south of France for the sake of the father’s health, and to get away from an England of rationing and poverty. A displaced person turned French soldier in Algeria now makes a living as an actor in Paris. A group of selfish English expatriates on the Italian Riviera are incredulous that Mussolini and the Germans may affect their lives. A great writer’s quiet widow blossoms in widowhood, to the surprise and alarm of her children, who send a ten-year-old grandson to Switzerland to keep her company one Christmas. Full of wry humour and penetrating insights, this is Mavis Gallant at her most unforgettable.

Gallant Mavis  
обложка книги Fun With Problems Fun With Problems

In Fun with Problems, Robert Stone demonstrates once again that he is "one of our greatest living writers" (Los Angeles Times). The pieces in this new volume vary greatly in length — some are almost novellas, others no more than a page — but all share the signature blend of longing, violence, black humor, sex and drugs that has helped Stone illuminate the dark corners of the human soul. Entire lives are laid out with remarkable precision, in captivating prose: a screenwriter carries on a decades-long affair with a beautiful actress, whose descent into addiction he can neither turn from nor share; a bored husband picks up a mysterious woman only to find that his ego has led him woefully astray; a world-beating Silicon Valley executive receives an unwelcome guest at his mansion in the hills; a scuba dive guides uneasy newlyweds to a point of no return. Fun with Problems showcases Stone's great gift: to pinpoint and make real the impulses-by turns violently coercive and quietly seductive-that cause us to conceal, reveal, and betray our very selves.

Stone Robert  
обложка книги Fever Fever

A bold, mesmerizing novel about the woman known as “Typhoid Mary,” the first known healthy carrier of typhoid fever in the early twentieth century — by an award-winning writer chosen as one of “5 Under 35” by the National Book Foundation.

Mary Mallon was a courageous, headstrong Irish immigrant woman who bravely came to America alone, fought hard to climb up from the lowest rung of the domestic service ladder, and discovered in herself an uncanny, and coveted, talent for cooking. Working in the kitchens of the upper class, she left a trail of disease in her wake, until one enterprising and ruthless “medical engineer” proposed the inconceivable notion of the “asymptomatic carrier”—and from then on Mary Mallon was a hunted woman.

In order to keep New York’s citizens safe from Mallon, the Department of Health sent her to North Brother Island where she was kept in isolation from 1907–1910. She was released under the condition that she never work as a cook again. Yet for Mary — spoiled by her status and income and genuinely passionate about cooking — most domestic and factory jobs were heinous. She defied the edict.

Bringing early twentieth-century New York alive — the neighborhoods, the bars, the park being carved out of upper Manhattan, the emerging skyscrapers, the boat traffic — Fever is as fiercely compelling as Typhoid Mary herself, an ambitious retelling of a forgotten life. In the hands of Mary Beth Keane, Mary Mallon becomes an extraordinarily dramatic, vexing, sympathetic, uncompromising, and unforgettable character.

Keane Mary Beth  
обложка книги For Today I Am a Boy For Today I Am a Boy

Peter Huang and his sisters — elegant Adele, shrewd Helen, and Bonnie the bon vivant — grow up in a house of many secrets, then escape the confines of small-town Ontario and spread from Montreal to California to Berlin. Peter’s own journey is obstructed by playground bullies, masochistic lovers, Christian ex-gays, and the ever-present shadow of his Chinese father.

At birth, Peter had been given the Chinese name Juan Chaun, powerful king. The exalted only son in the middle of three daughters, Peter was the one who would finally embody his immigrant father's ideal of power and masculinity. But Peter has different dreams: he is certain he is a girl.

Sensitive, witty, and stunningly assured, Kim Fu’s debut novel lays bare the costs of forsaking one’s own path in deference to one laid out by others. For Today I Am a Boy is a coming-of-age tale like no other, and marks the emergence of an astonishing new literary voice.

Fu Kim  
обложка книги Freedom Song Freedom Song

Khuku, a housewife, is irritated with the Muslims because their call to prayer wakes her up early every morning; her husband, a retired businessman, has been hired to cure a 'sick’ sweet factory that doesn't particularly want to be cured. Across town, Khuku's brother worries about his son's affiliations with the Communist Party, but only because they may affect his ever-so-gradually coalescing marriage prospects. Freedom Song is vintage Amit Chaudhuri, playing with big ideas while evoking the smallest aspects of everyday life with acute tenderness and extraordinary beauty.

Chaudhuri Amit  
обложка книги Footsucker Footsucker

The "wickedly funny" (Vanity Fair) master of literary black comedy spins a thrillingly erotic homage to Manolo Blahnik-wearing, nail-polished, high arched, beautifully footed women.

Geoff Nicholson, the reigning master of obsessive black literary humor, brings us his riskiest novel yet, delving into the erotic world of a foot fetishist. Nicholson's unnamed narrator is a serious man with a full life. He reads newspapers, follows politics, and holds down a steady job. But one thing ismissing-a woman with a great pair of feet; silky smooth skin, perfect arches, delicate curvature of the nails. .

It's hard to meet the right woman, if you're a foot fetishist. Some slap your face. Some call thepolice. And then the narrator finds Catherine, who has just the feet he's been looking for his entire life. She leads him, wearing a staggering assortment of all the best shoes, on a foot fetishist's dream caper, combining the props from a Helmut Newton photo shoot and the twists of Antonioni's Blow-up. Sexy, blackly funny, Footsucker is a novel of fetishism, murder and, ultimately, love.

Nicholson Geoff  
обложка книги Flesh Guitar Flesh Guitar

Guitar players change lives. Everybody knows that. Geoff Nicholson's deliriously funny Flesh Guitar is overstimulated love letter to the guitar, complete with feedback, reverb, and special guest appearances, with a lead player the likes of whom has not been seen since Hendrix departed this earth.Into the Havoc Bar and Grill, an end-of-the-world watering hole on the outer fringes of the metropolis, walks the entertainment, Jenny Slade. She has the look down: beat-up leather jacket, motorcycle boots, cheekbones, and wild hair. But she's no ordinary guitar heroine. Her guitar is like none her audience has ever seen, part deadly weapon, part creature from some alien lagoon. Is that hair? Are those nipples? Is it flesh? Where does Jenny Slade come from? Where does she go? Geoff Nicholson fans know that wherever that is, the fide will be like no other.

Nicholson Geoff  
обложка книги Five Miles from Outer Hope Five Miles from Outer Hope

Summer, 1981. Medve, sixteen years old and six foot three in her crocheted stockings, is marooned in a semi-derelict hotel on a tiny island off the coast of Devon. There’s nothing to do but paint novelty Thatcher mugs, dream of literary murderer Jack Henry Abbott, and despair of her gothically unprepossessing family — including Mo, her sex toy — inventing mother; Poodle, her shamefully flat-chested sister; and four-year-old Feely, who wants to grow up to be a bulimic (he thinks it's a vet who specialises in livestock). Until one day a ginger-headed stranger arrives, stinking of antiseptic. .

One of our most enjoyably unconventional contemporary writers, Nicola Barker, roots out the darkly surreal in a forgotten corner of England, with results that are hilariously original and poignant.

Barker Nicola  
обложка книги Familiar Familiar

A haunting, enigmatic novel about a woman who is given a second chance — and isn’t sure whether she really wants it.

Elisa Brown is driving back from her annual, somber visit to her son Silas’s grave when something changes. Actually, everything changes: her body is more voluptuous; she’s wearing different clothes and driving a new car. When she arrives home, her life is familiar — but different. There is her house, her husband. But in the world she now inhabits, Silas is no longer dead, and his brother is disturbingly changed. Elisa has a new job, and her marriage seems sturdier, and stranger, than she remembers. She finds herself faking her way through a life she is convinced is not her own. Has she had a psychotic break? Or has she entered a parallel universe? Elisa believed that Silas was doomed from the start, but now that he is alive, what can she do to repair her strained relations with her children? She soon discovers that these questions hinge on being able to see herself as she really is — something that might be impossible for Elisa, or for anyone. In Familiar, J. Robert Lennon continues his profound and exhilarating exploration of the surreal undercurrents of contemporary American life.

Lennon Robert J  
обложка книги Fishing the Sloe-Black River Fishing the Sloe-Black River

The short fiction of Colum McCann documents a dizzying cast of characters in exile, loss, love, and displacement. There is the worn boxing champion who steals clothes from a New Orleans laundromat, the rumored survivor of Hiroshima who emigrates to the tranquil coast of Western Ireland, the Irishwoman who journeys through America in search of silence and solitude. But what is found in these stories, and discovered by these characters, is the astonishing poetry and peace found in the mundane: a memory, a scent on the wind, the grace in the curve of a street. Fishing the Sloe-Black River is a work of pure augury, of the channeling and re-spoken lives of people exposed to the beauty of the everyday.

McCann Colum  
обложка книги Four for a Quarter: Fictions Four for a Quarter: Fictions

Four is the magic number in Michael Martone’s Four for a Quarter. In subject — four fifth Beatles, four tie knots, four retellings of the first Xerox, even the sex lives of the Fantastic Four — and in structure — the book is separated into four sections, with each section further divided into four chapterettes—Four for a Quarter returns again and again to its originating number, making chaos comprehensible and mystery out of the most ordinary.

Martone Michael  
обложка книги Four Souls Four Souls

This small but incredibly rich chapter in Erdrich's ongoing Native American saga is a continuation of the story of the enigmatic Fleur Pillager, begun in Tracks (1988).

Four Souls begins with Fleur Pillager's journey from North Dakota to Minneapolis, where she plans to avenge the loss of her family's land to a white man. After a dream vision that gives her a powerful new name, Four Souls, she enters the household of John James Mauser. A man notorious for his wealth and his mansion on a hill, Mauser became rich by deceiving young Indian women and taking possession of their ancestral lands. What promises to be a straightforward tale of revenge, however, slowly metamorphoses into a more complex evocation of human nature. The story of anger and retribution that begins in Tracks becomes a story of healing and love in Four Souls.

Erdrich Louise  
обложка книги Five Spice Street Five Spice Street

Five Spice Street tells the story of a street in an unnamed city whose inhabitants speculate on the life of a mysterious Madam X. The novel interweaves their endless suppositions into a work that is at once political parable and surreal fantasia. Some think X is 50 years old; others that she is 22. Some believe she has occult powers and has thereby enslaved the young men of the street; others think she is a clever trickster playing mind games with the common people. Who is Madam X? How has she brought the good people of Five Spice Street to their knees either in worship or in exasperation? The unknown narrator takes no sides in the endless interplay of visions, arguments, and opinions. The investigation rages, as the street becomes a Walpurgisnacht of speculations, fantasies, and prejudices. Madam X is a vehicle whereby the people bare their souls, through whom they reveal themselves even as they try to penetrate the mystery of her extraordinary powers.

Five Spice Street is one of the most astonishing novels of the past twenty years. Exploring the collective consciousness of this little street of ordinary people, Can Xue penetrates the deepest existential anxieties of the present day — whether in China or in the West — where the inevitable impermanence of identity struggles with the narrative within which identity must compose itself.

Xue Can  
обложка книги Five Spice Street Five Spice Street

Five Spice Street tells the story of a street in an unnamed city whose inhabitants speculate on the life of a mysterious Madam X. The novel interweaves their endless suppositions into a work that is at once political parable and surreal fantasia. Some think X is 50 years old; others that she is 22. Some believe she has occult powers and has thereby enslaved the young men of the street; others think she is a clever trickster playing mind games with the common people. Who is Madam X? How has she brought the good people of Five Spice Street to their knees either in worship or in exasperation? The unknown narrator takes no sides in the endless interplay of visions, arguments, and opinions. The investigation rages, as the street becomes a Walpurgisnacht of speculations, fantasies, and prejudices. Madam X is a vehicle whereby the people bare their souls, through whom they reveal themselves even as they try to penetrate the mystery of her extraordinary powers.

Five Spice Street is one of the most astonishing novels of the past twenty years. Exploring the collective consciousness of this little street of ordinary people, Can Xue penetrates the deepest existential anxieties of the present day — whether in China or in the West — where the inevitable impermanence of identity struggles with the narrative within which identity must compose itself.

Xue Can  
обложка книги Flood of Fire Flood of Fire

It is 1839 and tension has been rapidly mounting between China and British India following the crackdown on opium smuggling by Beijing. With no resolution in sight, the colonial government declares war.

One of the vessels requisitioned for the attack, the Hind, travels eastwards from Bengal to China, sailing into the midst of the First Opium War. The turbulent voyage brings together a diverse group of travellers, each with their own agenda to pursue. Among them is Kesri Singh, a sepoy in the East India Company who leads a company of Indian sepoys; Zachary Reid, an impoverished young sailor searching for his lost love, and Shireen Modi, a determined widow en route to China to reclaim her opium-trader husband's wealth and reputation. Flood of Fire follows a varied cast of characters from India to China, through the outbreak of the First Opium War and China's devastating defeat, to Britain's seizure of Hong Kong.

Ghosh Amitav Ibis trilogy  
обложка книги Fall on Your Knees Fall on Your Knees

Winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book.

Following the curves of history in the first half of the twentieth century, Fall On Your Knees takes us from haunted Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, through the battle fields of World War One, to the emerging jazz scene of New York city and into the lives of four unforgettable sisters. The mythically charged Piper family-James, a father of intelligence and immense ambition, Materia, his Lebanese child-bride, and their daughters: Kathleen, a budding opera Diva; Frances, the incorrigible liar and hell-bent bad girl; Mercedes, obsessive Catholic and protector of the flock; and Lily, the adored invalid who takes us on a quest for truth and redemption-is supported by a richly textured cast of characters. Together they weave a tale of inescapable family bonds, of terrible secrets, of miracles, racial strife, attempted murder, birth and death, and forbidden love. Moving and finely written, Fall On Your Knees is by turns dark and hilariously funny, a story-and a world-that resonate long after the last page is turned.

MacDonald Ann-Marie  
обложка книги Fair Play Fair Play

Winner of the 2009 Bernard Shaw Prize for Translation

Fair Play is the type of love story that is rarely told, a revelatory depiction of contentment, hard-won and exhilarating.

Mari is a writer and Jonna is an artist, and they live at opposite ends of a big apartment building, their studios connected by a long attic passageway. They have argued, worked, and laughed together for decades. Yet they’ve never really stopped taking each other by surprise. Fair Play shows us Mari and Jona’s intertwined lives as they watch Fassbinder films and Westerns, critique each other’s work, spend time on a solitary island (recognizable to readers of Jansson’s The Summer Book), travel through the American Southwest, and turn life into nothing less than art.


Fair Play could in fact be called a novel of friendship, of rather happy tales about two women who share a life of work, delight and consternation. They are very unlike each other, but perhaps that is why they manage to play the game successfully, with patience and, of course, a great deal of love.

Jansson Tove  
обложка книги Fatelessness Fatelessness

At the age of 14 Georg Koves is plucked from his home in a Jewish section of Budapest and without any particular malice, placed on a train to Auschwitz. He does not understand the reason for his fate. He doesn’t particularly think of himself as Jewish. And his fellow prisoners, who decry his lack of Yiddish, keep telling him, “You are no Jew.” In the lowest circle of the Holocaust, Georg remains an outsider.

The genius of Imre Kertesz’s unblinking novel lies in its refusal to mitigate the strangeness of its events, not least of which is Georg’s dogmatic insistence on making sense of what he witnesses — or pretending that what he witnesses makes sense. Haunting, evocative, and all the more horrifying for its rigorous avoidance of sentiment, Fatelessness is a masterpiece in the traditions of Primo Levi, Elie Wiesel, and Tadeusz Borowski.


ész Imre  
обложка книги Fiasco Fiasco

Translated into English at last, Fiasco joins its companion volumes Fatelessness and Kaddish for an Unborn Child in telling an epic story of the author’s return from the Nazi death camps, only to find his country taken over by another totalitarian government. Fiasco as Imre Kertész himself has said, “is fiction founded on reality” — a Kafka-like account that is surprisingly funny in its unrelentingly pessimistic clarity, of the Communist takeover of his homeland. Forced into the army and assigned to escort military prisoners, the protagonist decides to feign insanity to be released from duty. But meanwhile, life under the new regime is portrayed almost as an uninterrupted continuation of life in the Nazi concentration camps-which, in turn, is depicted as a continuation of the patriarchal dictatorship of joyless childhood. It is, in short, a searing extension of Kertész’ fundamental theme: the totalitarian experience seen as trauma not only for an individual but for the whole civilization — ours — that made Auschwitz possible

From the Trade Paperback edition.

ész Imre  
обложка книги First, Body: Stories First, Body: Stories

Winner of the 1997 Whiting Writers’ Award: Taut, persistent, and brilliantly cadenced, First, Body is a testament to the breathtaking virtuosity of Granta-acclaimed author Melanie Rae Thon.

Through nine searing works of fiction, Melanie Rae Thon looks to the people who live in the borderlands, turning a keen and compassionate eye to those marginalized by circumstance and transgression. Taking us from the cobblestone streets of Boston to a deserted Montana road, from dance halls to hospital morgues, these urgent tales careen between the faults of the body and those of the mind, exploring the irruption of the past through the present, the sudden accidents and misguided passions that make it impossible to return to the safe territory of a former life.

Thon Melanie Rae  
обложка книги Frida's Bed Frida's Bed

A beautifully imagined story of the last days of Frida Kahlo’s life.

A few days before Frida Kahlo’s death in 1954, she wrote in her diary, “I hope the exit is joyful — and I hope never to return.” Diagnosed with polio at the age of six and plagued by illness and injury throughout her life, Kahlo’s chronic pain was a recurrent theme in her extraordinary art. In Frida’s Bed, Slavenka Drakulic´ explores the inner life of one of the world’s most influential female artists, skillfully weaving Frida’s memories into descriptions of her paintings, producing a meditation on the nature of chronic pain and creativity. With an intriguing subject whose unusual life continues to fascinate, this poignant imagining of Kahlo’s thoughts during her final hours by another daringly original and uncompromising creative talent will attract readers of literary fiction and art lovers alike.

Drakulic Slavenka  
обложка книги Fight Song Fight Song

When his bicycle is intentionally run off the road by a neighbor's SUV, something snaps in Bob Coffen. Modern suburban life has been getting him down and this is the last straw. To avoid following in his own father’s missteps, Bob is suddenly desperate to reconnect with his wife and his distant, distracted children. And he's looking for any guidance he can get.

Bob Coffen soon learns that the wisest words come from the most unexpected places, from characters that are always more than what they appear to be: a magician/marriage counselor, a fast-food drive-thru attendant/phone-sex operator, and a janitor/guitarist of a French KISS cover band. Can these disparate voices inspire Bob to fight for his family? To fight for his place in the world?

A call-to-arms for those who have ever felt beaten down by life, Fight Song is a quest for happiness in a world in which we are increasingly losing control. It is the exciting new novel by one of the most surprising and original writers of his generation.

Mohr Joshua  
обложка книги Further Adventures in the Restless Universe Further Adventures in the Restless Universe

“Dawn Raffel's stories are like prismatic drops of rain, hanging from the edge of a roof or sliding down a windshield, reflecting an entire world within. The language of motherhood, of adulthood, of childhood — the language of family and individual — has never been like this. Sly and probing, with the sting of precision and pain.” —Susan Straight

“In Dawn Raffel's Further Adventures in the Restless Universe the oppressive truth of our mortality unsettles but does not vanquish the spirit. The woman as drudge may be "a failure at folding," but she is a rare songmaker whose dialogues with a son, a sister — the usual figures from the family romance — make for a musical and philosophical call and response. The son proposes one way to keep birds from crashing into fatally clear windows is to ‘open the windows all over the world.’ These stories promise more life. Take them to heart!” —Christine Schutt

When Dawn Raffel was a very small child, her father used to read to her nightly from The Restless Universe — a layman’s guide to physics by the Nobel Laureate Max Born. Although she loved the time spent with her father, she didn’t — despite his statements to the contrary — comprehend a word of the physics. It was her first recognition that love so often comes with imperfect understanding.

The 21 stories in Further Adventures in the Restless Universe are about fathers, daughters, mothers, sisters, husbands, wives, strangers, lovers, sons, neighbors, kings, death, faith, astronomical phenomena, and the way the heart warps time. Of her previous work, one reviewer stated, “Raffel takes conventions and smashes them to bits” and another called it “extreme literature.” Of Further Adventures, Publisher’s Weekly says, “Raffel's stripped-to-the-bone prose is a model of economy and grace.”

Dawn Raffel is the author of a previous collection of short stories, In the Year of Long Division, and a novel, Carrying the Body. Her work has appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine, Conjunctions, NOON, Open City, The Mississippi Review, The Quarterly, Unsaid, and numerous other periodicals and anthologies. She has taught creative writing in the MFA program at Columbia University and is a magazine editor in New York City.

“Readers have come to expect from Dawn Raffel’s prose nothing less than the syllable-by-syllable perfections of purest poetry and the boldest wisdom a human heart can hold. Her new collection of pithy, exquisite fictions about the timeless crises of mothers, daughters, and wives is breathtaking and haunting in its majestic exactitudes.” —Gary Lutz

“Less has never been more than in Dawn Raffel's Further Adventures in the Restless Universe. These spare, high-intensity stories of brave people at the end of their ropes are not only models of writerly integrity, but monuments of the spirit asserting itself out of the depths of silence.” — David Gates

Raffel Dawn  
обложка книги Falling in Place Falling in Place

An unsettling novel that traces the faltering orbits of the members of one family from a hidden love triangle to the ten-year-old son whose problem may pull everyone down.

Beattie Ann  
обложка книги Fortune Smiles: Stories Fortune Smiles: Stories

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his acclaimed novel about North Korea, The Orphan Master’s Son, Adam Johnson is one of America’s most provocative and powerful authors. Critics have compared him to Kurt Vonnegut, David Mitchell, and George Saunders, but Johnson’s new book will only further his reputation as one of our most original writers. Subtly surreal, darkly comic, both hilarious and heartbreaking, Fortune Smiles is a major collection of stories that gives voice to the perspectives we don’t often hear, while offering something rare in fiction: a new way of looking at the world.

In six masterly stories, Johnson delves deep into love and loss, natural disasters, the influence of technology, and how the political shapes the personal. “Nirvana,” which won the prestigious Sunday Times short story prize, portrays a programmer whose wife has a rare disease finding solace in a digital simulacrum of the president of the United States. In “Hurricanes Anonymous”—first included in the Best American Short Stories anthology — a young man searches for the mother of his son in a Louisiana devastated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. “George Orwell Was a Friend of Mine” follows a former warden of a Stasi prison in East Germany who vehemently denies his past, even as pieces of it are delivered in packages to his door. And in the unforgettable title story, Johnson returns to his signature subject, North Korea, depicting two defectors from Pyongyang who are trying to adapt to their new lives in Seoul, while one cannot forget the woman he left behind.

Unnerving, riveting, and written with a timeless quality, these stories confirm Johnson as one of America’s greatest writers and an indispensable guide to our new century.

Johnson Adam  
обложка книги Florida Florida

Alice Fivey, fatherless since she was seven, is left in the care of her relatives at ten when her love-wearied mother loses custody of her and enters "the San," submitting to years of psychiatric care. She is moved from place to place, remaining still while others mold her into someone different from her namesake mother. But they do share the same name. Is she then her mother?

Alice consoles herself with books, and she herself becomes a storyteller who must build her own home word by word. Florida is her story, told in brief scenes of spare beauty as Alice moves ever further from the desolation of her mother's actions, into adulthood and closer to the meaning of her own experience. In this most elegiac and luminous novel, Christine Schutt gives voice to the feast of memory, the mystery of the mad and missing, and, above all, the life-giving power of language.

Schutt Christine  
обложка книги Five Star Billionaire Five Star Billionaire

An entertaining, expansive, and eye-opening novel that captures the vibrance of China today, by a writer whose previous work has been called “mesmerizing,” “haunting,” “breathtaking,” “mercilessly gripping,” “seductive,” and “luminous.”

Phoebe is a factory girl who has come to Shanghai with the promise of a job — but when she arrives she discovers that the job doesn't exist. Gary is a country boy turned pop star who is spinning out of control. Justin is in Shanghai to expand his family's real-estate empire, only to find that he might not be up to the task. He has long harboured a crush on Yinghui, who has reinvented herself from a poetry-loving, left-wing activist to a successful Shanghai businesswoman. She is about to make a deal with the shadowy figure of Walter Chao, the five-star billionaire of the novel, who — with his secrets and his schemes — has a hand in the lives of each of the characters. All bring their dreams and hopes to Shanghai, the shining symbol of the New China, which, like the novel's characters, is constantly in flux and which plays its own fateful role in the lives of its inhabitants. Five Star Billionaire, the dazzling kaleidoscopic new novel by the award-winning writer Tash Aw, offers rare insight into China today, with its constant transformations and its promise of possibility.

Aw Tash  
обложка книги Fates and Furies Fates and Furies

Fates and Furies is a literary masterpiece that defies expectation. A dazzling examination of a marriage, it is also a portrait of creative partnership written by one of the best writers of her generation.

Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its truths but its secrets. At the core of this rich, expansive, layered novel, Lauren Groff presents the story of one such marriage over the course of twenty-four years.

At age twenty-two, Lotto and Mathilde are tall, glamorous, madly in love, and destined for greatness. A decade later, their marriage is still the envy of their friends, but with an electric thrill we understand that things are even more complicated and remarkable than they have seemed. With stunning revelations and multiple threads, and in prose that is vibrantly alive and original, Groff delivers a deeply satisfying novel about love, art, creativity, and power that is unlike anything that has come before it. Profound, surprising, propulsive, and emotionally riveting, it stirs both the mind and the heart.

Groff Lauren  
обложка книги Further Joy Further Joy

In eleven expertly crafted stories, John Brandon gives us a stunning assortment of men and women at the edge of possibility — gamblers and psychics, wanderers and priests, all of them on the verge of finding out what they can get away with, and what they can't. Ranging from haunted deserts to alligator-filled swamps, these are stories of foul luck and strange visitations, delivered with deadpan humor by an unforgettable voice.

The New York Times praised Brandon's last novel for a style that combined Elmore Leonard and Charles Portis, and now Brandon brings that same darkly American artistry to his very first story collection, demonstrating once again that he belongs in the top ranks of contemporary writers.

Brandon John  
обложка книги Fat City Fat City

Fat City is a vivid novel of allegiance and defeat, of the potent promise of the good life and the desperation and drink that waylay those whom it eludes. Stockton, California, is the setting: the Lido Gym, the Hotel Coma, Main Street lunchrooms and dingy bars, days like long twilights in houses obscured by untrimmed shrubs and black walnut trees. When two men meet in the ring — the retired boxer Billy Tully and the newcomer Ernie Munger — their brief bout sets into motion their hidden fates, initiating young Munger into the company of men and luring Tully back into training. In a dispassionate and composed voice, Leonard Gardner narrates their swings of fortune, and the stubborn optimism of their manager, Ruben Luna, as he watches the most promising boys one by one succumb to some undefined weakness; still, “There was always someone who wanted to fight.”

Gardner Leonard  
обложка книги Fièvre Fièvre

Ces neuf histoires de petite folie sont des fictions ; et pourtant, elles n'ont pas été inventées. Leur matière est puisée dans une expérience familière. Tous les jours, nous perdons la tête à cause d'un peu de température, d'une rage de dents, d'un vertige passager. Nous nous mettons en colère. Nous jouissons. Nous sommes ivres. Cela ne dure pas longtemps, mais cela suffit. Nos peaux, nos yeux, nos oreilles, nos nez, nos langues emmagasinent tous les jours des millions de sensations dont pas une n'est oubliée. Voilà le danger. Nous sommes de vrais volcans.

Il y a longtemps que j’ai renoncé à dire tout ce que je pensais (je me demande même parfois s’il existe vraiment quelque chose qui s’appelle une pensée) ; je me suis contenté d’écrire tout cela en prose. La poésie, les romans, les nouvelles sont de singulières antiquités qui ne trompent plus personne, ou presque. Des poèmes, des récits, pour quoi faire ? L’écriture, il ne reste plus que l’écriture, l’écriture seule, qui tâtonne avec ses mots, qui cherche et décrit, avec minutie, avec profondeur, qui s’agrippe, qui travaille la réalité sans complaisance. C’est difficile de faire de l’art en voulant faire de la science. J’aimerais bien avoir en quelque sorte un ou deux siècles de plus pour savoir.

J. M. G. L. С.
ézio Jean-Marie Gustave  
обложка книги Fifteen Dogs Fifteen Dogs

An utterly convincing and moving look at the beauty and perils of consciousness.

— I wonder, said Hermes, what it would be like if animals had human intelligence.

— I'll wager a year's servitude, answered Apollo, that animals — any animal you like — would be even more unhappy than humans are, if they were given human intelligence.

And so it begins: a bet between the gods Hermes and Apollo leads them to grant human consciousness and language to a group of dogs overnighting at a Toronto veterinary clinic. Suddenly capable of more complex thought, the pack is torn between those who resist the new ways of thinking, preferring the old 'dog' ways, and those who embrace the change. The gods watch from above as the dogs venture into their newly unfamiliar world, as they become divided among themselves, as each struggles with new thoughts and feelings. Wily Benjy moves from home to home, Prince becomes a poet, and Majnoun forges a relationship with a kind couple that stops even the Fates in their tracks.

André Alexis's contemporary take on the apologue offers an utterly compelling and affecting look at the beauty and perils of human consciousness. By turns meditative and devastating, charming and strange, Fifteen Dogs shows you can teach an old genre new tricks.

Alexis é  
обложка книги French Concession French Concession

An acclaimed Chinese writer makes his English language debut with this heart-stopping literary noir, a richly atmospheric tale of espionage and international intrigue, set in Shanghai in 1931—an electrifying, decadent world of love, violence, and betrayal filled with femme fatales, criminals, revolutionaries, and spies.

A boat from Hong Kong arrives in Shanghai harbor, carrying an important official in the Nationalist Party and his striking wife, Leng. Amid the raucous sound of firecrackers, gunshots ring out; an assassin has shot the official and then himself. Leng disappears in the ensuing chaos.

Hseuh, a Franco-Chinese photographer aboard the same boat, became captivated by Leng’s beauty and unconcealed misery. Now, she is missing. But Hsueh is plagued by a mystery closer to home: he suspects his White Russian lover, Therese, is unfaithful. Why else would she disappear so often on their recent vacation? When he’s arrested for mysterious reasons in the French Concession and forced to become a police collaborator, he realizes that in the seamy, devious world of Shanghai, no one is who they appear to be.

Coerced into spying for the authorities, Hseuh discovers that Therese is secretly an arms dealer, supplying Shanghai’s gangs with weapons. His investigation of Therese eventually leads him back to Leng, a loyal revolutionary with ties to a menacing new gang, led by a charismatic Communist whose acts of violence and terrorism threaten the entire country.

His aptitude for espionage draws Hseuh into a dark underworld of mobsters, smugglers, anarchists, and assassins. Torn between Therese and Leng, he vows to protect them both. As the web of intrigue tightens around him, Hsueh plays a dangerous game, hoping to stay alive.

Bai Xiao  
обложка книги Fake Fake

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Все можно подделать, кроме удовольствия.

Довлатов Марк  
обложка книги Fantômes dans la rue Fantômes dans la rue

On passe à côté d’eux, souvent sans leur jeter un regard. Sans leur donner même quelques poussières de temps. Exclus, fugueuses, errants, immigrés sans racines, passants désemparés, foule mécanique, les voici saisis par un œil immobile qui les observe et les suit parfois jusqu’au tréfonds de leur âme blessée. Cette pupille dilatée sur l’obscurité du monde, c’est la caméra de surveillance, sentinelle immobile rendant « magnifiquement visibles » les fantômes des villes.

En exclusivité pour ELLE, J.M.G. Le Clézio a écrit ce petit chef-d’œuvre d’humanité. Une nouvelle bouleversante.


J.M.G. Le Clézio est considéré comme l’un des plus grands écrivains français contemporains. Il publiera en janvier, chez Gallimard, un recueil de nouvelles.

ézio Jean-Marie Gustave  
обложка книги Flights Flights

A thirteen-year-old hatches a plan of escape, solace, and utter independence through a dream of flight that’s both literal and figurative in this engrossing novel by National Book Award finalist Jim Shepard.

As beset by the world as any thirteen-year-old — and maybe a little more so — Biddy Siebert does his best to negotiate both the intimacies and isolations of his world and his own maddening and slightly comical idiosyncrasies. His ferocious younger sister hates everyone, including him; his sprawling Italian family, when it comes to emotional matters, has the touch of a blacksmith; and his Catholic school education provides a ready framework against which he can measure himself as continually falling short of the ideal. As his grades slip and his family begins to come apart, Biddy searches for a focus and finds one during a trip in a family friend’s private plane: To rise above his troubles, he’s going to have to learn to fly.

Biddy resolves to steal the plane, having taught himself as a pilot through manuals and observation, and as he moves through the progressions of his plan, he slowly develops the confidence and independence he’s going to need later in life. In this compassionate and honest portrait of the challenges, missteps, and small successes of adolescence, Biddy is an unforgettable character whose problems might seem common but whose solutions are often extraordinary.

Shepard Jim  
обложка книги Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine

One of Elle's "Must-Read Titles for Your Book Club." Chosen by The Millions and Flavorwire as one of the most-anticipated books of 2016.

The very short stories of Diane Williams have been aptly called “folk tales that hammer like a nail gun,” and these 40 new ones are sharper than ever. They are unsettling, yes, frequently revelatory, and more often than not downright funny.

Not a single moment here is what you might expect. While there is immense pleasure to be found in Williams’s spot-on observations about how we behave in our highest and lowest moments, the heart of the drama beats in the language of American short fiction’s grand master, whose originality, precision, and power bring the familiar into startling and enchanted relief.

Williams Diane  
обложка книги Finale: A Novel of the Reagan Years Finale: A Novel of the Reagan Years

Adding to a fiction chronicle that has already spanned American history from the Lincoln assassination to the Watergate scandal, Thomas Mallon now brings to life the tumultuous administration of the most consequential and enigmatic president in modern times.

Finale captures the crusading ideologies, blunders, and glamour of the still-hotly-debated Reagan years, taking readers to the political gridiron of Washington, the wealthiest enclaves of Southern California, and the volcanic landscape of Iceland, where the president engages in two almost apocalyptic days of negotiation with Mikhail Gorbachev.

Along with Soviet dissidents, illegal-arms traders, and antinuclear activists, the novel’s memorable characters include Margaret Thatcher, Jimmy Carter, Pamela Harriman, John W. Hinckley, Jr. (Reagan’s would-be assassin), and even Bette Davis, with whom the president had long ago appeared onscreen. Several figures — including a humbled, crafty Richard Nixon; the young, brilliantly acerbic Christopher Hitchens; and an anxious, astrology-dependent Nancy Reagan (on the verge of a terrible realization) — become the eyes through which readers see the last convulsions of the Cold War, the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, and a political revolution.

At the center of it all — but forever out of reach — is Ronald Reagan himself, whose genial remoteness confounds his subordinates, his children, and the citizens who elected him.

Finale is the book that Thomas Mallon’s work has been building toward for years. It is the most entertaining and panoramic novel about American politics since Advise and Consent, more than a half century ago.

Mallon Thomas  
обложка книги Faith and the Good Thing Faith and the Good Thing

Faith Cross, a beautiful and purely innocent young black woman, is told by her dying mother to go and get herself "a good thing." Thus begins an extraordinary pilgrim's progress that takes Faith from the magic and mysticism of the rural South to the promises and perils of modern-day Chicago. It is an odyssey that propels Faith from the degradation of prostitution, drugs, and drink into a faceless middle-class reality, and finally into a searing tragedy that ironically leads to the discovery of the real Good Thing. National Book Award-winner Charles Johnson's first novel, originally published in 1974, puts the life-affirming soul of the African-American experience at the summit of American storytelling.

Johnson Charles R  
обложка книги Fun Camp Fun Camp

Fiction. Told in monologues, speeches, soliloquies, sermons, letters, cards, and lists, FUN CAMP is a freewheelin summer camp novel smashed to bits. Spend a week with the young inhabitants of a camp bent on molding campers into fun and interesting people via pranks, food fights, greased watermelon relays. Along the way, you'll meet Dave and Holly, totalitarian head counselors who may be getting too old for this shit, Bernadette, a Luddite chaplain with some kids to convert, Billy, a first-timer tasting freedom, and Tad, a shaggy dude with a Jesus complex. Prank hard, joke loud, break a bone or two: Half a forest got burned down for you to live it up. FUN CAMP was a semi-finalist for the Lake Forest/&Now 2011–2012 Madeleine P. Plonsker Emerging Writer's Residency Prize.

Durham Gabe  
обложка книги Free Men Free Men

From the author of the highly acclaimed The Story of Land and Sea comes a captivating novel, set in the late eighteenth-century American South, that follows a singular group of companions — an escaped slave, a white orphan, and a Creek Indian — who are being tracked down for murder.

In 1788, three men converge in the southern woods of what is now Alabama. Cat, an emotionally scarred white man from South Carolina, is on the run after abandoning his home. Bob is a talkative black man fleeing slavery on a Pensacola sugar plantation, Istillicha, edged out of his Creek town’s leadership, is bound by honor to seek retribution.

In the few days they spend together, the makeshift trio commits a shocking murder that soon has the forces of the law bearing down upon them. Sent to pick up their trail, a probing French tracker named Le Clerc must decide which has a greater claim: swift justice, or his own curiosity about how three such disparate, desperate men could act in unison.

Katy Simpson Smith skillfully brings into focus men whose lives are both catastrophic and full of hope — and illuminates the lives of the women they left behind. Far from being anomalies, Cat, Bob, and Istillicha are the beating heart of the new America that Le Clerc struggles to comprehend. In these territories caught between European, American, and Native nations, a wilderness exists where four men grapple with the importance of family, the stain of guilt, and the competing forces of power, love, race, and freedom — questions that continue to haunt us today.

Smith Katy Simpson  
обложка книги Fly Away Peter Fly Away Peter

For three very different people brought together by their love for birds, life on the Queensland coast in 1914 is the timeless and idyllic world of sandpipers, ibises and kingfishers. In another hemisphere civilization rushes headlong into a brutal conflict. Life there is lived from moment to moment. Inevitably, the two young men — sanctuary owner and employee — are drawn to the war, and into the mud and horror of the trenches of Armentieres. Alone on the beach, their friend Imogen, the middle-aged wildlife photographer, must acknowledge for all three of them that the past cannot be held.

Malouf David  
обложка книги Forty Rooms Forty Rooms

The internationally acclaimed author of The Dream Life of Sukhanov now returns to gift us with Forty Rooms, which outshines even that prizewinning novel.

Totally original in conception and magnificently executed, Forty Rooms is mysterious, withholding, and ultimately emotionally devastating. Olga Grushin is dealing with issues of women’s identity, of women’s choices, that no modern novel has explored so deeply.

“Forty rooms” is a conceit: it proposes that a modern woman will inhabit forty rooms in her lifetime. They form her biography, from childhood to death. For our protagonist, the much-loved child of a late marriage, the first rooms she is aware of as she nears the age of five are those that make up her family’s Moscow apartment. We follow this child as she reaches adolescence, leaves home to study in America, and slowly discovers sexual happiness and love. But her hunger for adventure and her longing to be a great poet conspire to kill the affair. She seems to have made her choice. But one day she runs into a college classmate. He is sure of his path through life, and he is protective of her. (He is also a great cook.) They drift into an affair and marriage. What follows are the decades of births and deaths, the celebrations, material accumulations, and home comforts—until one day, her children grown and gone, her husband absent, she finds herself alone except for the ghosts of her youth, who have come back to haunt and even taunt her.

Compelling and complex, Forty Rooms is also profoundly affecting, its ending shattering but true. We know that Mrs. Caldwell (for that is the only name by which we know her) has died. Was it a life well lived? Quite likely. Was it a life complete? Does such a life ever really exist? Life is, after all, full of trade-offs and choices. Who is to say her path was not well taken? It is this ambiguity that is at the heart of this provocative novel.

Grushin Olga  
обложка книги F 250 F 250

Lee Casey plays guitar in a noise band called Ottermeat, about to leave NJ, to try and make it in Los Angeles. For now, he's squatting in a collapsing house, working as a stone mason, driving a jacked up pickup truck that he crashes into everything. As a close friend Ods in his sleep, Lee falls into a three-way relationship with two college girls, June Doom and K Neon. F250 is a novel equal parts about growing up, and being torn apart.

Smith Bud  
обложка книги Fools: Stories Fools: Stories

A dazzling new collection of interconnected stories by the National Book Award finalist.

When is it wise to be a fool for something? What makes people want to be better than they are? From New York to India to Paris, from the Catholic Worker movement to Occupy Wall Street, the characters in Joan Silber’s dazzling new story cycle tackle this question head-on.

Vera, the shy, anarchist daughter of missionary parents, leaves her family for love and activism in New York. A generation later, her own doubting daughter insists on the truth of being of two minds, even in marriage. The adulterous son of a Florida hotel owner steals money from his family and departs for Paris, where he takes up with a young woman and finds himself outsmarted in turn. Fools ponders the circle of winners and losers, dupers and duped, and the price we pay for our beliefs.

Fools is a luminous, intelligent, and rewarding work of fiction from the author for whom the Boston Globe said, "No other writer can make a few small decisions ripple across the globe, and across time, with more subtlety and power."

Silber Joan  
обложка книги Felix Felix

Два профессиональных афериста, оказавшись гостями богатого коневладельца в поместье «Villa Amentia», решают похитить его любимца, бесценного жеребца по кличке Феликс. Но напарники явно недооценивают своих таинственных соперников, которые, скрываясь под масками любящих членов семьи, преследуют каждый свои собственные интересы.

Павлович Мария Михайловна  
обложка книги Fieldwork Fieldwork

A daring, spellbinding tale of anthropologists, missionaries, demon possession, sexual taboos, murder, and an obsessed young reporter named Mischa Berlinski.

When his girlfriend takes a job as a schoolteacher in northern Thailand, Mischa Berlinski goes along for the ride, working as little as possible for one of Thailand's English-language newspapers. One evening a fellow expatriate tips him off to a story. A charismatic American anthropologist, Martiya van der Leun, has been found dead — a suicide — in the Thai prison where she was serving a fifty-year sentence for murder.

Motivated first by simple curiosity, then by deeper and more mysterious feelings, Mischa searches relentlessly to discover the details of Martiya's crime. His search leads him to the origins of modern anthropology — and into the family history of Martiya's victim, a brilliant young missionary whose grandparents left Oklahoma to preach the Word in the 1920s and never went back. Finally, Mischa's obssession takes him into the world of the Thai hill tribes, whose way of life becomes a battleground for two competing, and utterly American, ways of looking at the world.

Vivid, passionate, funny, deeply researched, and page-turningly plotted, Fieldwork is a novel about fascination and taboo — scientific, religious, and sexual. It announces an assured and captivating new voice in American fiction.

Fieldwork is a 2007 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.

Berlinski Mischa  
обложка книги Family Planning Family Planning

"Karan Mahajan is a natural-a masterful storyteller, an assured stylist, and a gentle satirist whose unblinking vision is ultimately tempered by compassion. Family Planning is an incredibly accomplished debut. More than a fine first novel, it's one of the best comic novels I've read in years." — Jay Mclnerney, author of Bright Lights, Big City

Rakesh Ahuja, a Government Minister in New Delhi, is beset by problems: thirteen children and another on the way; a wife who mourns the loss of her favorite TV star; and a teenaged son with some really strong opinions about family planning.

To make matters worse, looming over this comical farrago are secrets-both personal and political-that threaten to push the Ahuja household into disastrous turmoil. Following father and son as they blunder their way across the troubled landscape of New Delhi, Karen Mahajan brilliantly captures the frenetic pace of India's capital city to create a searing portrait of modern family life.

"Sharply written, bracingly funny, and unexpectedly moving-Karan Mahajan combines 'take no prisoners' satire with haunting insights into the human condition." — Manil Suri, author of The Death of Vishnu

"It's hard to believe the author of this classic family saga is only twenty-four. Harder still to believe this is his first book. I've never seen a debut like this. Family Planning is the full band announcement of a major talent." — Stephen Elliott, author of Happy Baby

Mahajan Karan  
обложка книги Fists Fists

‘Fists’, ‘Horses’ and ‘The Monkey’: three powerful coming-of-age stories about boys confronting reality, and fighting to stay alive in a man’s world. In ‘Fists’, a teenage amateur boxer steps into the ring for the first time, and finds himself in a face-off with Life in all its muscular force; in ‘Horses’, two brothers embark on their first forays into adulthood, each learning to play a man’s game in his own painful way; and in ‘The Monkey’, a young man realizes that in order to stay sane and survive in this world, we have to sacrifice our childhood dreams.

Told in a spare and powerful voice reminiscent of Hemingway and Salinger, Grossi’s stories explore the rite of passage each of us faces in our youth — and what it means to be a man in our time.

Grossi Pietro  
обложка книги Fortunate Son Fortunate Son

New York Times bestselling author Walter Mosley’s novel about two boys, one ensconced in a life of privilege and the other in a life of hardship, explores the true meaning of fortune.

In spite of remarkable differences, Eric and Tommy are as close as brothers. Eric, a Nordic Adonis, is graced by a seemingly endless supply of good fortune. Tommy is a lame black boy, cursed with health problems, yet he remains optimistic and strong.

After tragedy rips their makeshift family apart, the lives of these boys diverge astonishingly: Eric, the golden youth, is given everything but trusts nothing; Tommy, motherless and impoverished, has nothing, but feels lucky every day of his life. In a riveting story of modern-day resilience and redemption, the two confront separate challenges, and when circumstances reunite them years later, they draw on their extraordinary natures to confront a common enemy and, ultimately, save their lives.

Mosley Walter  
обложка книги Fall and Rise Fall and Rise

Written before stalking became a social issue, Stephen Dixon’s novel about a young man’s obsessive love for a beautiful woman takes place over twenty-four hours in New York City.

Dixon Stephen  
обложка книги Feast of the Innocents Feast of the Innocents

Doctor Justo Pastor Proceso López, adored by his female patients but despised by his wife and daughters, has a burning ambition: to prove to the world that the myth of Simón Bolívar, El Libertador, is a sham and a scandal.

In Pasto, south Colombia, where the good doctor plies his trade, the Feast Day of the Holy Innocents is dawning. A day for pranks, jokes and soakings … Water bombs, poisoned empanaditas, ground glass in the hog roast — anything goes.

What better day to commission a float for The Black and White Carnival that will explode the myth of El Libertador once and for all? One that will lay bare the massacres, betrayals and countless deflowerings that history has forgotten.

But in Colombia you question the founding fables at your peril. At the frenzied peak of the festivities, drunk on a river of arguardiente, Doctor Justo will discover that this year the joke might just be on him.

Rosero Evelio  
обложка книги Fliehkräfte Fliehkräfte

Hartmut Hainbach ist Ende fünfzig und hat alles erreicht, was er sich gewünscht hat: Er ist Professor für Philosophie und hat seine Traumfrau geheiratet, die er nach zwanzig Jahren Ehe immer noch liebt. Dennoch ist Hartmut nicht glücklich. Seine Frau ist nach Berlin gezogen, sodass aus der Ehe eine Wochenendbeziehung geworden ist, die gemeinsame Tochter hält die Eltern auf Distanz, der Reformfuror an den Universitäten nimmt Hartmut die Lust an der Arbeit. Als ihm überraschend das Angebot zu einem Berufswechsel gemacht wird, will er endlich Klarheit: über das Verhältnis zu seiner Tochter, über seine Ehe, über ein Leben, von dem er dachte, dass die wichtigen Entscheidungen längst getroffen sind.

Drei Jahre nach seinem gefeierten Debüt Grenzgang gerät in Stephan Thomes neuem Roman Fliehkräfte wieder einer ins Straucheln. Und mit atemberaubendem Gespür für die Niederlage, für das, was wirklich schmerzt, schickt Thome seinen Helden auf eine alles entscheidende Reise. Über Frankreich und Spanien führt sie ihn bis nach Lissabon und zugleich in die Vergangenheit, ganz nah heran an die Verwerfungen und Abgründe des gelebten Lebens.

Thome Stephan  
обложка книги Friends: More Will and Magna Stories Friends: More Will and Magna Stories

Stephen Dixon is a very skillful storyteller. His grasp of the life of ordinary American citydwellers is such that he can shape it dramatically to meet the demands of his far from ordinary imagination, without for a moment sacrificing its essential authenticity.

Dixon Stephen  
обложка книги Fox Tooth Heart Fox Tooth Heart

John McManus's long awaited short story collection encompasses the geographic limits of America, from trailers hidden in deep Southern woods to an Arkansas ranch converted into an elephant refuge. His lost-soul characters reel precariously between common anxiety and drug-enhanced paranoia, sober reality and fearsome hallucination. These nine masterpieces of twisted humor and pathos re-establish McManus as one of the most bracing voices of our time.

McManus John  
Fortunatim Разумов Дмитрий  
обложка книги From: Воробышек With Love From: Воробышек With Love

Роман написан в электронных письмах. В этих письмах за целый год — вся жизнь героини, ее отношения с близкими людьми, с которыми она ведет переписку, все нюансы жизни современной женщины в большом городе.

Юзбаши Рена  
обложка книги France, Story of a Childhood France, Story of a Childhood

This moving tale of imprisonment and escape, persecution and loss, is narrated by the daughter of an alleged Harki, an Algerian soldier who fought for the French during the Algerian War for Independence. It was the fate of such men to be twice exiled, first in their homeland after the war, and later in France, where fleeing Harki families sought refuge but instead faced contempt, discrimination, and exclusion. Zahia Rahmani blends reality and imagination in her writing, offering a fictionalized version of her own family’s struggle. Lara Vergnaud’s beautiful translation from the French perfectly captures the voices and emotions of Rahmani’s childhood in a foreign land. 

While the author delves deeply into the past, she also indicts present-day France and Algeria. From the unique perspective of the daughter of an accused Harki, she examines France’s complex and controversial history with its former colony and offers new insight into the French civil riots of 2005. She makes a stirring plea for understanding between generations and cultures, and especially for an end to the destructive practice of condemning children for their fathers’ actions and beliefs.

Rahmani Zahia  
обложка книги Falling Angel Falling Angel

1901, the year of the Queen's death. The two graves stood next to each other, both beautifully decorated. One had a large urn – some might say ridiculously large – and the other, almost leaning over the first, an angel – some might say overly sentimental. The two families visiting the cemetery to view their respective neighbouring graves were divided even more by social class than by taste. They would certainly never have become acquainted had not their two girls, meeting behind the tombstones, become best friends. And furthermore – and even more unsuitably – become involved in the life of the gravedigger's muddied son. As the girls grow up, as the century wears on, as the new era and the new King change social customs, the lives and fortunes of the Colemans and the Waterhouses become more and more closely intertwined – neighbours in life as well as death.

Chevalier Tracy  
обложка книги For Bread Alone For Bread Alone

Driven by famine from their home in the Rif, Mohamed's family walks to Tangiers in search of a better life. But his father is unable to find work and grows violent, beating Mohamed's mother and killing his sick younger brother in a moment of mad rage.

On moving to another province Mohamed learns how to charm and steal, and discovers the joys of drugs, sex and alcohol. Proud, insolent and afraid of no-one, Mohamed returns to Tangiers, where he is caught up in the violence of the 1952 independence riots. During a short spell in a filthy Moroccan jail, a fellow inmate kindles Mohamed's life-altering love of poetry.

The book itself was banned in Arab countries for its sexual explicitness. Dar al-Saqi was the first publishing house to publish it in Arabic in 1982, thirty years after it was written, though many translations came out before the Arabic version.

Translated by Paul Bowles.

Mohamed Choukri is one of North Africa's most controversial and widely read authors. At the age of twenty he decided to learn to read and write classical Arabic. He went on to become a teacher and writer, finally being awarded the chair of Arabic Literature at Ibn Batuta College in Tangier.

Paul Bowles, perhaps best known for his novel The Sheltering Sky, collaborated closely with Choukri on the translation of For Bread Alone.

The story of Choukri's life is continued in Streetwise.

Choukri Mohamed  
обложка книги Fima Fima

Fima lives in Jerusalem, but feels that he is in Jerusalem by mistake, that he ought to be somewhere else. In the course of his life he has had several love affairs, several ideas, has written a book of poems that aroused some expectations, has thought about the purpose of the universe and where the country has lost its way, has spun a detailed fantasy about founding a new political movement, has felt longings of one sort or another, and the constant desire to open a new chapter. And here he is now, in his early fifties, in this shabby flat on a gloomy wet morning, engaged in a humiliating struggle to release the corner of his shirt from the zipper of his fly. With rare wit, intimate knowledge of the human heart, and his usual storytelling mastery, Amos Oz portrays a man — and a generation that dreams noble dreams but does nothing.

Oz Amos  
обложка книги Fiskadoro Fiskadoro

Hailed by the New York Times as "wildly ambitious" and "the sort of book that a young Herman Melville might have written had he lived today and studied such disparate works as the Bible, 'The Wasteland,' Fahrenheit 451, and Dog Soldiers, screened Star Wars and Apocalypse Now several times, dropped a lot of acid and listened to hours of Jimi Hendrix and the Rolling Stones," Fiskadoro is a stunning novel of an all-too-possible tomorrow. Deeply moving and provacative, Fiskadoro brilliantly presents the sweeping and heartbreaking tale of the survivors of a devastating nuclear war and their attempts to salvage remnants of the old world and rebuild their culture.

Johnson Denis  
обложка книги Faded Glory Faded Glory

One boy’s journey from a life on the streets to the glory of the boxing ring.

Albert Kemp is a lonely widower, whose only son was killed in the war. Now, in 1953, he is working in a pub by the railway arches. Downstairs is a traditional bar, upstairs is a famous boxing gym. It is here that Albert brings Danny, a fatherless boy who he rescues from gang life on the streets.

But as Danny begins to grow into a champion, the predators start to circle, luring him with glittering promises back into a life of crime in the corrupt world of match fixing. Will Danny listen to his wise old mentor? Or will the prospect of fame and money be too tempting?

Essex David  
обложка книги Futurum comminutivae, или Сокрушающие грядущее (СИ) Futurum comminutivae, или Сокрушающие грядущее (СИ)

В третьей книге Мирко Благовича главные герои продолжают сражение против Системы. На пути Николаича, Олюшки и Славуни встаёт чиновничья коррупционная махина, управляемая продажными и беспринципными людьми. Но ребята не отчаиваются, ведь они совсем уже не те слабачки-предприниматели, коими были десять лет назад. Дружная команда добивается успехов, приобретает нужные связи, зарабатывает свой первый капитал и… теряет близких. Преодолевая Систему, они даже и не подозревают, что главная битва против ненавистной Матрицы – испытание богатством и славой, не за горами. И смогут ли они пройти его достойно, покажет время.

Благович Мирко Белила  
обложка книги Flight of Brothers Flight of Brothers

No one is smarter or funnier about the absurdities and agonies of modern love.

—Hilda Wolitzer

A staple in the literary scene for over forty years, Jonathan Baumbach’s latest collection, Flight of Brothers, is a wonderful addition to his oeuvre. The stories within are filled with the longings and lingerings, sex and deprivation, humor and heartache as well as the New York nuances that have driven Baumbach’s fiction from the start.

Jonathan Baumbach is the author of fourteen books of fiction, and has also published over ninety stories published in such places as Esquire and Boulevard.


Baumbach Jonathan  
F20

Анна Козлова родилась в 1981 году, в Москве. Автор шести книг и многочисленных кино- и телесценариев. Роман «Люди с чистой совестью» вышел в финал премии «Национальный бестселлер», сериал «Краткий курс счастливой жизни» (1 канал) удостоился премии ТЭФИ.

Козлова Анна  
обложка книги Five Days Five Days Kennedy Douglas  
обложка книги Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Heralded as the “best book on the dope decade” by the New York Times Book Review, Hunter S. Thompson’s documented drug orgy through Las Vegas would no doubt leave Nancy Reagan blushing and D.A.R.E. founders rethinking their motto. Under the pseudonym of Raoul Duke, Thompson travels with his Samoan attorney, Dr. Gonzo, in a souped-up convertible dubbed the “Great Red Shark.” In its trunk, they stow “two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half-full of cocaine and a whole galaxy of multicolored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers.... A quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls,” which they manage to consume during their short tour. On assignment from a sports magazine to cover “the fabulous Mint 400”—a free-for-all biker’s race in the heart of the Nevada desert—the drug-a-delic duo stumbles through Vegas in hallucinatory hopes of finding the American dream (two truck-stop waitresses tell them it’s nearby, but can’t remember if it’s on the right or the left). They of course never get the story, but they do commit the only sins in Vegas: “burning the locals, abusing the tourists, terrifying the help.” For Thompson to remember and pen his experiences with such clarity and wit is nothing short of a miracle; an impressive feat no matter how one feels about the subject matter. A first-rate sensibility twinger, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a pop-culture classic, an icon of an era past, and a nugget of pure comedic genius.

Thompson Hunter S  
обложка книги FUCKультет FUCKультет

Прозаическая поэма. В остальном же как всё у автора

Телегин Виктор Зенонович  
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream

Heralded as the “best book on the dope decade” by the New York Times Book Review, Hunter S. Thompson’s documented drug orgy through Las Vegas would no doubt leave Nancy Reagan blushing and D.A.R.E. founders rethinking their motto. Under the pseudonym of Raoul Duke, Thompson travels with his Samoan attorney, Dr. Gonzo, in a souped-up convertible dubbed the “Great Red Shark.” In its trunk, they stow “two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half-full of cocaine and a whole galaxy of multicolored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers.... A quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls,” which they manage to consume during their short tour. On assignment from a sports magazine to cover “the fabulous Mint 400”—a free-for-all biker’s race in the heart of the Nevada desert—the drug-a-delic duo stumbles through Vegas in hallucinatory hopes of finding the American dream (two truck-stop waitresses tell them it’s nearby, but can’t remember if it’s on the right or the left). They of course never get the story, but they do commit the only sins in Vegas: “burning the locals, abusing the tourists, terrifying the help.” For Thompson to remember and pen his experiences with such clarity and wit is nothing short of a miracle; an impressive feat no matter how one feels about the subject matter. A first-rate sensibility twinger, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a pop-culture classic, an icon of an era past, and a nugget of pure comedic genius.

Thompson Hunter Stockton  
Fear and Loating in Las Vegas. A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream

Heralded as the “best book on the dope decade” by the New York Times Book Review, Hunter S. Thompson’s documented drug orgy through Las Vegas would no doubt leave Nancy Reagan blushing and D.A.R.E. founders rethinking their motto. Under the pseudonym of Raoul Duke, Thompson travels with his Samoan attorney, Dr. Gonzo, in a souped-up convertible dubbed the “Great Red Shark.” In its trunk, they stow “two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half-full of cocaine and a whole galaxy of multicolored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers.... A quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls,” which they manage to consume during their short tour. On assignment from a sports magazine to cover “the fabulous Mint 400”—a free-for-all biker’s race in the heart of the Nevada desert—the drug-a-delic duo stumbles through Vegas in hallucinatory hopes of finding the American dream (two truck-stop waitresses tell them it’s nearby, but can’t remember if it’s on the right or the left). They of course never get the story, but they do commit the only sins in Vegas: “burning the locals, abusing the tourists, terrifying the help.” For Thompson to remember and pen his experiences with such clarity and wit is nothing short of a miracle; an impressive feat no matter how one feels about the subject matter. A first-rate sensibility twinger, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a pop-culture classic, an icon of an era past, and a nugget of pure comedic genius.

Thompson Hunter Stockton  
обложка книги Fight Club (на итальянском) Fight Club (на итальянском) Palahniuk Chuck  
From USA with love Довлатов Сергей  
Fortissimo, mamma mia ! Сорокин Дмитрий  
обложка книги Fatal Thunder Fatal Thunder

Jerry Mitchell returns in Fatal Thunder, a gripping thriller from New York Times bestselling author Larry Bond.


India and Pakistan are stalemated in a war that India launched to "remove the threat of terrorism, once and for all." But India's early successes have stalled, and with the coming spring, the tide may turn against them. A small but powerful group of Indian senior military officers and civilian security officials, without the knowledge of the rest of the Indian government, have decided to strike at China, Pakistan's backer and India's recent enemy in the Littoral Alliance War (Shattered Trident). The conspirators plan a bold attack that will leave Pakistan without a patron and protector. India could then finish their military campaign sure of success. To avoid any blame for the attack, the group has obtained Russian-made nuclear warheads from a renegade Russian arms merchant with access to the stolen weapons. Fitted to standard Russian torpedoes and delivered covertly by INS Chakra, the warheads will shatter China's economy.

Girish Samant, until recently the captain of Chakra, discovers hints of the far-reaching conspiracy and reaches out to an old enemy, the only person he can trust, Jerry Mitchell.

Bond Larry Jerry Mitchell  
обложка книги Final Harbor Final Harbor

A DEADLY GAME OF HIDE AND SEEK


She was a monster, sleek and gleaming, designed to strike without warning like the dreaded shark. She was the USS Mako, as fearless and bold as any submarine that ever prowled the blue Pacific. Her mission: seek out and destroy the hitherto invincible ships of the Japanese Imperial Navy — and revenge the earlier defeats of a long and dirty war.

Here is the story of the men who pitted their lives against impossible odds in the most dangerous branch of the American armed services. It is a story of men pushed to the breaking point and beyond in the most nerve-wracking, heart-stirring warfare of all. A story of glory, grit and guts, and of the astonishing resources that human beings call forth when put to the ultimate test.


Author Harry Homewood was a qualified submariner before he was seventeen years old, having lied to the Navy about his age, and serving in a little "S"-boat in the old Asiatic Fleet. After Pearl Harbor he reenlisted and made eleven war patrols in the Southwest Pacific. He later became Chicago Bureau Chief for Newsweek, chief editorial writer for the Chicago Sun-Times, and for eleven years had his own weekly news program syndicated to thirty-two PBS television stations.

Homewood Harry The Silent War  

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Новинки! Свежие поступления книг жанра «Проза»

  •  Опаленная юность
     Ильинский Юрий Борисович
     Проза, О войне

    22 июня 1941 года ученики девятого класса подмосковной Ильинской средней школы ушли добровольно в народное ополчение. Среди них были ребята, связанные между собой крепкими узами товарищества и дружбы.

    Повесть «Опаленная юность» и есть достоверная история того, как воевали под Москвой вчерашние школьники. Суровое время и сознание великой ответственности, которая легла на плечи ребят, превращает их из мальчишек в стойких и мужественных бойцов.

    Эти пареньки не совершали каких-то необыкновенных подвигов. Но они яростно дрались с врагом, защищая любимый город, и отдали свои семнадцатилетние жизни родине — разве это не подвиг?

  •  Нонкина любовь
     Петров Ивайло
     Проза, Проза

    Действие повести „Нонкина любовь“ развивается на фоне возрожденной болгарской деревни. Главная героиня Нонка с шестнадцатилетнего возраста активно включается в работу только что основного кооперативного хозяйства. Ее усилиями маленький свинарник превращается в образцовую свиноферму, и это окрыляет девушку, открывает перед ней широкие горизонты.

    Жизнь становится еще прекраснее, когда она выходит замуж за любимого человека, но личное счастье продолжается недолго. Суровая свекровь и муж не понимают и не ценят ее работы на ферме, и под их натиском Нонка оставляет любимое дело. Но и этой ценой не удается молодой женщине спасти свое семейное счастье. Попреки свекрови, не изжитые еще предрассудки, грубое обращение мужа заставляют ее покинуть тот дом, где ей все бесконечно дорого. Только возвратясь к любимой работе, Нонка забывает свое горе, а со временем находит и новое счастье.

    Параллельно с развитием основной темы Ивайло Петров рисует широкую картину быта и нравов родной ему Добруджи.

  •  Замок Персмон. Зеленые призраки. Последняя любовь
     Санд Жорж
     Проза, Классическая проза

    Творчество Жорж Санд не нуждается в представлении, ее романами зачитывались еще наши бабушки и дедушки. В числе горячих поклонников ее таланта — Салтыков-Щедрин, Достоевский, Тургенев. Жорж Санд — редкий мастер занимательного сюжета, построенного обычно вокруг сложной психологической загадки.

    Романы, включенные в этот сборник, относятся к прекрасным образцам ее лирико-романтической прозы и несомненно доставят нашему читателю радость открытия: ни один из включенных в книгу романов не публиковался на русском языке после 1911 года.

    Рассчитана на массового читателя.




  •  Три встречи
     Некрасов Виктор Платонович
     Проза, Советская классическая проза, О войне

    «Герой в книге и в жизни… Как много об этом уже написано — умного, интересного, поучительного. И всё-таки, сколько бы ты ни прочёл книг и статей на эту тему, разобраться по-настоящему в этом сложнейшем клубке взаимоотношений не удастся, пока не обратишься к тому, что испытал на собственном горбу, на собственных рёбрах».

  •  Три встречи
     Некрасов Виктор Платонович
     Проза, Советская классическая проза, О войне

    «Герой в книге и в жизни… Как много об этом уже написано — умного, интересного, поучительного. И всё-таки, сколько бы ты ни прочёл книг и статей на эту тему, разобраться по-настоящему в этом сложнейшем клубке взаимоотношений не удастся, пока не обратишься к тому, что испытал на собственном горбу, на собственных рёбрах».


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