Middle India

Heart India, during this number of seventeen brief tales, Bhisham Sahni examines center India the reduce heart type now not wealthy or recognized or expert in convent faculties, now not cosmopolitan yet city or semi-urban. In those tightly instructed stories, he explores with precision of concept and expression the humanity of people and their locations in society.The assortment contains a few of Sahni’s top recognized tales: ‘Dinner for the Boss’, a tragi-comic story of a guy attempting to please his corporation and a mother’s try and please her son; ‘Paali’, the drama of a tender boy shared among a Muslim and a Hindu relatives in the course of Partition; and ‘Sparrow’, a narrative of affection and loss in a wedding. one of the different tales during this anthology are well known favourites like ‘Veero’, ‘The Witch’, ‘Before Dying’, ‘Radha-Anuradha’ and ‘Salma Aapa’.

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Combat

By Dean Ing, Stephen Coonts, Ralph Peters, Dale Brown, Barrett Tillman, Larry Bond, David Hagberg, James Cobb, Harold W. Coyle, R.

Because the global strikes into the following millennium, the U.S. reveals itself on the vanguard of this new age, policing not just its personal seashores however the remainder of the area in addition. And spearheading this overwatch are the lads and ladies of America's militia, the "troops at the wall," who will cross anyplace, every time, and do no matter what it takes to guard not just our country however the remainder of the loose world.

Now, for the 1st time, Combat brings the easiest military-fiction authors jointly to bare how warfare may be fought within the twenty-first century. From the down and soiled "ground-pounders" of the U.S. Armored Cavalry to the recent frontiers of war, together with outer house and the net, ten authors whose novels outline the military-fiction style have written all-new brief tales in regards to the women and men keen to place their lives at the line for freedom:

Larry Bond takes us into the wild frontier of area struggle, the place American squaddies struggle a perilous zero-gee conflict with a tenacious enemy that threatens each unfastened kingdom on Earth.

Dale Brown shall we us within a global that few humans see, that of an army promoting board, and indicates us how the destiny of an EB-52 Megafortress pilot's profession can depend upon a guy he's by no means met, whilst the pilot takes at the latest risk to American forces within the Persian Gulf--a Russian stealth bomber.

James Cobb reveals a lone U.S. Armored Cavalry scout unit that's the simply army strength status among a defenseless African state and an competitive Algerian recon division.

Stephen Coonts tells of the not likely partnership among an ex-Marine sniper and a feminine army pilot who staff as much as kill the terrorists who murdered her mom and dad. yet, out within the Libyan barren region, all isn't really because it turns out, and those needs to use their abilities simply to remain alive.

Harold W. Coyle studies in from front traces of the knowledge warfare, the place cyberpunks are recruited by means of the U.S. military to wrestle the growing to be swarm of hackers and their shadowy masters who orchestrate their model of on-line terrorism round the world.

David Hagberg brings us one other Kirk McGarvey experience, within which the C.I.A. director turns into entangled within the emerging tensions among China and Taiwan. while a innovative chief is rescued from a chinese language felony, the chinese language govt pushes the us to the edge of warfare, and McGarvey has to choose with the destiny of the realm putting within the balance.

Dean Ing unearths a situation which can were torn correct from today's headlines. In Oakland, a personal investigator groups up with a bounty hunter and F.B.I. agent to discover a lacking marine engineer. What they discover is the shadow of terrorism looming over the United States and a conspiracy that threatens millions of blameless lives.

Ralph Peters takes us to the war-torn Balkan states, the place a U.S. military observer despatched to maintain an eye fixed at the civil conflict is taken on a guided travel of the rustic at gunpoint. Captured by means of the very humans he's there to watch, he learns simply how some distance humans will opt for their notion of freedom.

R.J. Pineiro takes us to the some distance reaches of area, the place a lone terrorist holds the realm hostage from a nuclear missle-equipped platform. to forestall him, a pilot concurs to a suicidal flight into the trail of an orbital laser with sufficient strength to incinerate her house shuttle.

Barrett Tillman takes us to the skies with a gaggle of retired fighter jocks introduced again for one final mission--battling enemy jets over the skies of sunny California.

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Something Like Happy. by John Burnside

In those outstanding tales, John Burnside takes us into the lives of guys and girls trapped in marriage, ensnared via drink, lowered through sadness; every kind of girls, all types of guys - lonely, untrue, death - riding empty roads at evening. those are humans for whom the assumption of 'home' has turn into more and more intangible, not easy to think - and happiness, or grace, or freedom, all now appear to belong in a few type of dream, or a delusion they may have learn in a kid's photograph e-book. As he says in a single tale, 'All a guy has is his paintings and his experience of himself, the entire mystery lifestyles he holds within that no-one else can know.' yet in each one of those general, broken lives, we're proven whatever remarkable: a dogged trust in a few form of desire or attractiveness that flies within the face of all cause and is, accordingly, either transfiguring and heart-rending. John Burnside is exclusive in modern British letters: he's one in every of our greatest residing poets, yet he's additionally a thrillingly gifted author of fiction. those exquisitely written items, each one weighted so completely, opens up the full wound of a lifestyles in a single second - and every of those twelve brief tales consists of the freight and density of a very good novel. Scottish publication of the 12 months 2013.

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Dreams of Dreams and the Last Three Days of Fernando Pessoa

A urban lighting fixtures / Italian Voices Book

"Elaborately imagined...mini-catalog of significant artists’ goals and the author’s interpretation of the final 3 days within the lifetime of Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa. Tabucchi’s wealthy language and his magical-realist attraction tinge the amount with a visionary glow."—Publishers Weekly

" a stunning little ebook that retains ringing on your head lengthy after you’ve entire it."—Kirkus

Chapter One

DREAM OF DAEDALUS,
ARCHITECT AND AVIATOR

One evening, millions of years in the past, at a time most unlikely to calculate precisely, Daedalus, architect and aviator, had a dream.

He dreamed that he was once deep inside of a huge palace and he used to be facing a hall. The hall opened into one other hall and Daedalus, drained and burdened, walked alongside it, leaning at the partitions. whilst he had come to the top, the hall opened right into a small octagonal room, from which 8 corridors branched out. Daedalus started to suppose in need of breath and a necessity for clean air. He entered one hall, however it ended opposed to a wall. He went into one other, however it too ended opposed to a wall. Seven instances Daedalus made an test till, at the 8th try, he entered a really lengthy hall that, after a chain of curves and corners, led out into one other hall. Daedalus then sat down on a marble step and started to mirror. at the hall partitions have been flaming torches that illuminated frescoes blue with birds and flowers.

I'm the one one that may understand how to get out of the following, Daedalus stated to himself, and that i do not take note. He took off his sandals and commenced to stroll barefoot at the eco-friendly marble floor.

To console himself, he started to sing an historical dirge he had discovered from an outdated servant who had rocked his baby cradle. The arcades of the lengthy hall carried his voice again to him ten instances over.

I'm the single person who may perhaps understand how to get out of right here, acknowledged Daedalus, and that i do not remember.

At that second, he got here out right into a broad, round room frescoed with absurd landscapes. He remembered that room yet he could not bear in mind why he remembered it. there have been seats lined with sumptuous materials and, in the course of the room, a wide mattress. at the fringe of the mattress used to be seated

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The Rooster Trapped in the Reptile Room: A Barry Gifford Reader

By Barry Gifford

"Everything i must say approximately race and faith and politics is within the novels," pronounces Barry Gifford. The hen Trapped within the Reptile Room gathers beneficiant parts of all 13 novels and novellas, in addition to first-person essays, beneficiant helpings of poetry, journalism, and a brand new interview with the writer. The extensive contours of an episodic output emerge—a full-length view of the freaks and freakish incidents that populate Gifford’s distinct human comedy. a global, as Lula, the author’s favourite of all his characters, displays, "wild at middle and bizarre on top."
The chicken Trapped within the Reptile Room offers crucial examining for a person after the soul of yankee writing.

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The Sons (The Schocken Kafka Library)

By Franz Kafka

I've got just one request," Kafka wrote to his writer Kurt Wolff in 1913. "'The Stoker,' 'The Metamorphosis,' and 'The Judgment' belong jointly, either inwardly and outwardly. there's an seen connection one of the 3, and, much more very important, a mystery one, for which cause i'd be reluctant to forego the opportunity of getting them released jointly in a booklet, that can be referred to as The Sons."

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The Pulp Fiction Megapack: 25 Classic Pulp Stories

By Captain S. P. Meek, G. T. Fleming-Roberts, Hugh Pendexter, Lazar Levi, David R. Sparks

Apes! intercourse fiends! Gangsters! Mad scientists! Tentacles! convinced, this MEGAPACK has all of them, at the least 25 lurid stories ripped from the pages of pulp fiction magazines. For The Pulp Fiction Megapack, we chosen tales with nice pulp titles. (Where else are you going to discover tales like "Blood for the Vampire Dead," "Mistress of Snarling Death," or "When Super-Apes Plot"?) after all, those tales have been all written in a distinct time, with various criteria of what was once appropriate. they're decidedly now not politically right by means of sleek criteria. Please pass into them conscious of this truth, and while you're angry by way of racism, stereotypes, undesirable writing, sadism, or the rest commonly used in reasonable literature of the early twentieth century...well, this won't be the perfect publication for you. but when you could chill out and luxuriate in those tales for what they are—simple titlations from one other era—you may perhaps locate a few spectacular treats.

Included are:

BLOOD FOR THE VAMPIRE useless, by means of Robert Leslie Bellem

MISTRESS OF SNARLING dying, by way of Paul Chadwick

FIANCES FOR THE DEVIL’S DAUGHTER, by means of Russell Gray

THE SHRIEKING POOL, via G. T. Fleming-Roberts

DEATH friends FOR THE LUST-LOST, via Hugh J. Gallagher

THE canine OF PURGATORY, by means of Hugh Pendexter

WHEN big apple SANK, by way of George S. Brooks

BRIDE OF THE APE, through Harold Ward

BLOOD-BAIT FOR HUNGRY MERMAIDS, via John Wallace

SHIP OF THE GOLDEN GHOUL, by means of Lazar Levi

BLACK POOL FOR HELL MAIDENS, by means of Hal ok. Wells

DEATH FLIGHT, by means of Robert Wallace

THE SCALPEL OF DOOM, via Ray Cummings

SATAN DRIVES THE BUS, via Wyatt Blassingame

SERVANT OF THE BEAST, by means of L. Patrick Greene

THE useless publication, through Howard Hersey

WHEN SUPER-APES PLOT, through Anthony Wilder

THE YELLOW CURSE, through Lars Anderson

THE mind OF MANY our bodies, through E. A. Grosser

TONG TORTURE, through Emile C. Tepperman

THE RAY OF insanity, through Captain S. P. Meek

THE negative TENTACLES OF L-472, through Sewell Peaslee Wright

THE APE-MEN OF XLOTLI, via David R. Sparks

THE FLOATING ISLAND OF insanity, via Jason Kirby

THE CORPSE at the GRATING, by way of Hugh B. Cave

And ensure you seek this booklet shop for extra entries within the "Megapack" sequence, overlaying technological know-how fiction, delusion, horror, secret, westerns, and masses, a lot more!

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Dreamsongs, Volume 1

By George R. R. Martin

Dubbed “the American Tolkien” by means of Time journal, no 1 New York Times bestselling writer George R.R. Martin is a big within the box of myth literature and probably the most interesting storytellers of our time. Now he gives you an extraordinary deal with for readers: a compendium of his shorter works, gathered into gorgeous volumes, that provide interesting perception into his trip from younger author to award-winning master.

Gathered right here, in quantity I, are the superior of George R.R. Martin’s early works, together with never-before-published fan items, his Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker Award-winning stories—plus the unique novella The Ice Dragon, from which Martin’s New York Times bestselling children’s booklet of an analogous identify originated. a blinding array that includes vast writer remark, Dreamsongs, quantity I, is the fitting assortment for either Martin devotees and a brand new new release of fanatics.

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The Jungle Books (Oxford World's Classics)

By Rudyard Kipling

The Jungle Books will be considered as vintage tales advised by way of an grownup to youngsters. yet additionally they represent a posh literary murals within which the complete of Kipling's philosophy of lifestyles is expressed in miniature. they're top identified for the `Mowgli' tales; the story of a child deserted and taken up by way of wolves, expert within the methods and secrets and techniques of the jungle by way of Kaa the python, Baloo the undergo, and Bagheera the black panther.

The tales, a mix of fable, fantasy, and magic, are underpinned by means of Kipling's abiding preoccupation with the subject of self-discovery, and the character of the `Law'.

in regards to the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the widest variety of literature from world wide. every one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, offering the main exact textual content plus a wealth of different worthwhile positive factors, together with specialist introductions through prime gurus, valuable notes to elucidate the textual content, updated bibliographies for additional learn, and lots more and plenty extra.

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