Category: Psychological Literary Fiction

  • Selena by Mary Tighe: A Scholarly Edition by Harriet Kramer Linkin

    By Harriet Kramer Linkin

    Mary Tighe's unpublished novel Selena is likely one of the nice unknown treasures of British Romanticism. accomplished in 1803, this terrific, compulsively readable, fantastically written, and psychologically astute courtship novel is ultimately to be had in a scholarly variation that finds Mary Tighe to were as proficient a fiction author as she used to be a poet. The background of this extraordinary work's lengthy trip from manuscript to print is just one of the tales Harriet Kramer Linkin recounts during this scrupulously annotated version in keeping with the one identified replica of the manuscript, at present a part of the nationwide Library of Ireland's holdings. Linkin's advent situates the radical in its ancient context, attracts realization to major features of the plots and characters, and makes a robust case for Selena's significance for figuring out the background of the radical, fiction by means of girls, Anglo-Irish fiction, silver-fork novels, and the Romantic interval. Explanatory notes clarify imprecise references and contexts, establish allusions to different writers, and supply translations of any non-English or archaic phrases. Selena itself is a revelation in its frank therapy of the darker features of Tighe's global, together with mom and dad who mistreat, cheat, or fail their young children and spouses who devote adultery or betray each other emotionally. even as, it really is marvelous in its lovely and relocating portrayals of romantic love, of the prospect and significance of woman friendship, of the tough necessity of selecting experience over sensibility, and of the necessity for girls and males to decide on self-enhancing vocations. This striking novel is destined to open up new methods of pondering by way of students of the Romantic period and the heritage of the novel.
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  • Real Life: A Novel by Kitty Burns Florey

    By Kitty Burns Florey

    Dorrie Gilbert, a potter who lives by myself, is totally unprepared for motherhood while her oddball, obese, and orphaned nephew, Hugo, involves stay together with her, challenging to grasp the reality approximately his mom and dad and horrified that she doesn’t personal a tv so he can watch the cleaning soap opera he’s dedicated to. As Dorrie and Hugo try to paintings issues out, each one learns a few demanding and extraordinary, yet deeply enjoyable truths approximately actual life.

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  • The Almanac Branch by Bradford Morrow

    By Bradford Morrow


    A outstanding allegory that lines the lifetime of a tender lady whose sanity teeters at the side as she attempts to carry jointly her stricken family members

    Since adolescence, Grace Brush has suffered episodic migraines. With them come hallucinatory visions, which exhibit buried thoughts, prime her inexorably at the route to studying secrets and techniques which may ship her family’s enterprise empire into break. among the branches during this provocative novel are the limb of a tree outdoor Grace’s window the place the ghost of her useless brother, Desmond, lives, and the corrupt department of a dummy company on the center of her father’s immense conglomerate. As Grace grows into maturity, her quest for private freedom collides with the mysteries of her earlier, making of her tale an almanac of the puzzling nature of fact itself.
    In The Almanac Branch, Bradford Morrow maps the geography of a family’s tragedy and one woman’s redemption with wonderful mental perception, grace, and nuance.


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  • Una volta l'estate (Italian Edition) by Luigi Annibaldi

    By Luigi Annibaldi

    Maya cerca nell'arte un sentire lontano dalle convenzioni. Edoardo parte in keeping with una feroce missione in Medio Oriente lasciando sola sua moglie incinta. Mentre una postina ribalta ogni cosa, uno psichiatra lacaniano tenta di ricomporre il caleidoscopio. L'estate dell'umanità scompare. Ma c'è ancora qualcosa che Maya ed Edoardo possono fare in keeping with salvarsi.
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  • Fake Plastic Love: A Novel by Kimberley Tait

    By Kimberley Tait

    “Prepare your self for a bold, unsparing takedown of millennial big apple, trick via sleek trick.” —Beatriz Williams

    We are a bifurcated iteration, the Romantics as opposed to the Realists: those that favor transistor radios to Bose sound structures, scuffed ocean liner trunks to glowing Rimowa not easy shells, fountain pens to BlackBerry keyboards, restored previous roadsters to green hybrids, the unsmudgeable warrantly of previous illusions to present-life ones, tinny and likely to disappoint.

    When M. meets Belle at Dartmouth, they develop into the unlikeliest most sensible pals. Belle is an unapologetic Romantic recognized on campus for her vibrant purple components and hundred-watt smile, whereas M. is a tomboyish Realist who insists she’ll regularly desire her signet ring to any diamond. regardless of their ameliorations, they're drawn jointly, and after commencement they either movement to manhattan with all of the unfounded self belief of 22. M. secures a task on the city’s such a lot prestigious funding financial institution, and Belle turns her nostalgic aesthetic into one of many first way of life blogs, which quick is going viral. Their destiny is unfold ahead of them, a glittering tableau of classic cocktails, password-guarded events, and high-octane ambition. yet as they're pulled deeper into their new lives, and into the captivating orbit in their Gatsby-esque new buddy, Jeremy, type and substance—and desires and reality—increasingly blur. during this pretend plastic global, what do luck and love and happiness even glance like?

    Dazzling, whimsical, and whole of craving, Fake Plastic Love is the transporting tale of shiny younger issues confirmed by means of the unsentimental realities of post-graduate lifestyles. Tipping its hat to F. Scott Fitzgerald, Kimberley Tait’s beautiful, incisive debut is a portrait of millennial Manhattan—equal elements nostalgia and modernity—that explores the undying query: you'll be a grand overall of what you spend it slow doing, so what do you need so as to add up to?

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  • Death in Venice by Thomas Mann,Michael Cunningham,Michael Henry Heim

    By Thomas Mann,Michael Cunningham,Michael Henry Heim

    The world-famous masterpiece by means of Nobel laureate Thomas Mann -- the following in a brand new translation by means of Michael Henry Heim

    Published at the eve of worldwide struggle I, a decade after Buddenbrooks had tested Thomas Mann as a literary big name, Death in Venice tells the tale of Gustav von Aschenbach, a profitable yet getting older author who follows his wanderlust to Venice looking for religious success that in its place ends up in his erotic doom.

    In the decaying urban, besieged by means of an unnamed epidemic, he turns into captivated with a gorgeous Polish boy, Tadzio. "It is a narrative of the voluptuousness of doom," Mann wrote. "But the matter I had specially in brain used to be that of the artist's dignity."

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  • The Last Lover (The Margellos World Republic of Letters) by Can Xue,Annelise Finegan Wasmoen

    By Can Xue,Annelise Finegan Wasmoen

    In Can Xue’s remarkable ebook, we come upon an entire assemblage of husbands, better halves, and fanatics. Entwined in complex, usually tortuous relationships, those characters step into each one other’s fantasies, sporting on conversations which are “forever guessing games.” Their trips exhibit the private nation-states of human wish, figured in Can Xue’s imaginative and prescient of snakes and wasps, crows, cats, mice, earthquakes, and landslides. In dive bars and twisted urban streets, on deserts and snowcapped mountains, the writer creates an severe global the place each personality “is using loss of life away with a novel performance.”
     Who is the final lover? the radical is bursting with vividly drawn characters. between them are Joe, revenues supervisor of a garments corporation in an unnamed Western nation, and his spouse, Maria, who conducts mystical experiments with the household’s cats and rosebushes. Joe’s client Reagan is having an affair with Ida, a employee at his rubber plantation, whereas clothing-store proprietor Vincent runs clear of his spouse in pursuit of a girl in black who disappears again and again. by means of the novel’s finish, we've got followed those characters on an extended march, a naive, helpless, and forsaken look for love, simply because there are only a few issues that can’t be stopped—or helped.
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  • The Taste of Blue Light by Lydia Ruffles

    By Lydia Ruffles

    'Beautiful. Visceral. Gripping. I enjoyed IT' LOUISE O'NEILL

    An incandescent, soul-searching tale a few damaged younger woman's look for a fact buried so deep it threatens to eat her, physique and mind.

    These are the issues Lux knows:
    She is an artist.
    She is fortunate.
    She is broken.

    These are the issues she does not know:
    What occurred over the summer.
    Why she ended up in hospital.
    Why her stories are etched in pink.

    'The nightmares are inclined to linger lengthy after your screams have woken you up ...'

    Desperate to discover the reality, Lux's time is operating out. If she can't piece jointly the occasions of the summer time and regain regulate of her fractured brain, she is going to be taken clear of every little thing and everybody she holds dear.

    If her goals do not swallow her first.

    'It's very courageous, and fierce, and electrical' SARA BARNARD

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  • Ritrovarsi a Parigi (Italian Edition) by Gajto Gazdanov

    By Gajto Gazdanov

    Dopo los angeles morte della madre, Pierre Fauré lascia Parigi in keeping with trascorrere il mese d’agosto in Provenza da François, un vecchio amico ritrovato in keeping with caso. L’incontro con los angeles foresta, i suoi sentieri, los angeles sua luce, los angeles sua immutabilità e il suo silenzio fa intuire a Pierre – un uomo semplice, contabile di una piccola impresa – l’esistenza di un regno insospettato dove il pace, lo spazio e le sensazioni sembrano essersi immobilizzati in bilico fra sogno e realtà. Ma c’è un altro incontro advert attenderlo: è Marie, che un giorno appare sulla soglia della stanza che lo ospita, un «povero animale malato» che François ha trovato sul ciglio della strada nell’estate del 1940 e ha salvato dall’internamento in manicomio. È lei a innescare in Pierre un moto di rivolta in step with l’inutilità della propria vita. Contro il parere di tutti come to a decision di portarla con sé a Parigi, dove in keeping with mesi si ostina a cercare di a long way uscire los angeles giovane donna dal limbo dell’inconsapevolezza e dell’oblio nel quale è sprofondata. Solo un miracolo potrebbe salvarla. E così accade: grazie alla dedizione a alla pazienza di Pierre, Marie riuscirà a ritrovare l. a. sua umanità, l. a. sua memoria, il suo passato. E a uscire dall’oblio saranno in due: Pierre scoprirà il senso della vita e deciderà di ricominciare, salvato dal suo stesso miracolo.
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  • L'ultimo libro (Italian Edition) by Zoran Živković,J. Mirkovic,E. Boscolo Gnolo

    By Zoran Živković,J. Mirkovic,E. Boscolo Gnolo

    Che cosa terribile! Purtroppo alla libreria Il Papiro si è verificato un triste incidente. Il signor Todorović, uno dei clienti più affezionati, è morto improvvisamente, mentre stava leggendo un libro seduto su una poltrona. Vera Gavrilović, una delle due libraie, è costernata, e quando arriva l’ispettore Dejan Lukić, in step with un semplice controllo, gli comunica a cuore aperto tutto il suo sconcerto e los angeles sua preoccupazione. Non è che l’inizio, ahimè, perché al primo si sussegue un altro decesso, e poi un altro. Le morti sono inspiegabili, l’unica traccia è che tutte le vittime stavano leggendo un libro. in line with Dejan, poliziotto amante dei libri, e Vera, libraia appassionata, comincia una strana indagine, sempre più incalzante, che si allargherà e si complicherà fino a coinvolgere addirittura l. a. polizia segreta. Finché non s’imbatteranno nell’ultimo libro…
    Mentre l. a. storia si dipana, svolta dopo svolta, le pagine di questo romanzo, nitide e scorrevoli, inducono con disinvolta maestria a riflettere sulle questioni che più appassionano chi ama i libri: che rapporto c’è tra un autore e i suoi personaggi? Qual è l. a. relazione tra sogno e letteratura? Cosa succede quando si apre un libro? Alla sua prima traduzione in Italia, Zoran Živković si presenta con un romanzo che racchiude l’essenza del suo inconfondibile mondo narrativo: raffinato, immaginifico, surreale.
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