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Aetherial Worlds by Tatyana Tolstaya

Title Aetherial Worlds
Author Tatyana Tolstaya
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2018-03-20
Category Fiction
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781524732783
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“Playful and poetic . . . A foxy, original writer. Memory fuses with wonder, and wonder with worship." —The Wall Street Journal “Marvelously vivid, perfectly tuned. . . Tolstaya is well known in Russia as a brilliant and caustic political critic, but her memories of her Soviet childhood have a tender, personal quality.” —The New York Times Book Review “Grimly hilarious ... Everything in this generous writer’s hands is vivid and alive …Tolstaya is divinely quotable—slangy, indignant, lyrical, crude...It’s all sublime...the swerve and cackle, the breeziness and dark depths...the torrents of language and the offhand perfect touch…She has been compared to Chekhov. Absurd...Tolstaya barrels by him and knocks him in the ditch.” —Joy Williams, Bookforum From one of modern Russia's finest writers, a spellbinding collection of eighteen stories, her first to be translated into English in more than twenty years. Ordinary realities and yearnings to transcend them lead to miraculous other worlds in this dazzling collection of stories. A woman's deceased father appears in her dreams with clues about the afterlife; a Russian professor in a small American town constructs elaborate fantasies during her cigarette break; a man falls in love with a marble statue as his marriage falls apart; a child glimpses heaven through a stained-glass window. With the emotional insight of Chekhov, the surreal satire of Gogol, and a unique blend of humor and poetry all her own, Tolstaya transmutes the quotidian into aetherial alternatives. These tales, about politics, identity, love, and loss, cut to the core of the Russian psyche, even as they lay bare human universals. Tolstaya's characters--seekers all--are daydreaming children, lonely adults, dislocated foreigners in unfamiliar lands. Whether contemplating the strategic complexities of delivering telegrams in Leningrad or the meditative melancholy of holiday aspic, vibrant inner lives and the grim elements of existence are registered in equally sharp detail in a starkly bleak but sympathetic vision of life on earth. A unique collection from one of the first women in years to rank among Russia's most important writers.

White Walls by Tatyana Tolstaya

Title White Walls
Author Tatyana Tolstaya
Publisher New York Review of Books
Release Date 2016-10-25
Category Fiction
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9781681371726
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“Tolstaya carves indelible people who roam the imagination long after the book is put down.” –Time Tatyana Tolstaya’s short stories—with their unpredictable fairy-tale plots, appealingly eccentric characters, and stylistic abundance and flair—established her in the 1980s as one of modern Russia’s finest writers. Since then her work has been translated throughout the world. Edna O’Brien has called Tolstaya “an enchantress.” Anita Desai has spoken of her work’s “richness and ardent life.” Mixing heartbreak and humor, dizzying flights of fantasy and plunging descents to earth, Tolstaya is the natural successor in a great Russian literary lineage that includes Gogol, Yuri Olesha, Bulgakov, and Nabokov. White Walls is the most comprehensive collection of Tolstaya’s short fiction to be published in English so far. It presents the contents of her two previous collections, On the Golden Porch and Sleepwalker in a Fog, along with several previously uncollected stories. Tolstaya writes of lonely children and lost love, of philosophers of the absurd and poets working as janitors, of angels and halfwits. She shows how the extraordinary will suddenly erupt in the midst of ordinary life, as she explores the human condition with a matchless combination of unbound imagination and unapologetic sympathy.

Pushkin S Children by Tatyana Tolstaya

Title Pushkin s Children
Author Tatyana Tolstaya
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date 2012-07-18
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780544080034
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“Tolstaya’s essays in this compact, historically significant volume offer a fascinating, highly intelligent analysis of Russian society and politics” (Publishers Weekly). These twenty pieces address the politics, culture, and literature of Russia with both flair and erudition. Passionate and opinionated, often funny, and using ample material from daily life to underline their ideas and observations, Tatyana Tolstaya’s essays range across a variety of subjects. They move in one unique voice from Soviet women, classical Russian cooking, and the bliss of snow to the effect of Pushkin and freedom on Russia writers; from the death of the czar and the Great Terror to the changes brought by Gorbachev, Yeltsin, and Putin in the last decade. Throughout this engaging volume, the Russian temperament comes into high relief. Whether addressing literature or reporting on politics, Tolstaya’s writing conveys a deep knowledge of her country and countrymen. Pushkin’s Children is a book for anyone interested in the Russian soul. “Tolstaya is simply the most fearless female observer of the very male-centric culture . . . of the USSR.” —Ben Dickinson, Elle

Is History Fiction by Ann Curthoys

Title Is History Fiction
Author Ann Curthoys
Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com
Release Date 2010-10-01
Category History
Total Pages 684
ISBN 9781459604360
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The relationship between history and fiction has always been a controversial one. Can we ever know that a historical narrative is giving us a true account of what actually happened? Provocative and fascinating, this book is an original and insightful examination of the ways in which history is - and might be - written. It traces History's doubleness and divided nature, beginning with its founding figures, Herodotus and Thucydides, right up to the key figures of historical reflection, such as Friedrich Nietzsche, Benedetto Croce, Walter Benjamin, Hannah Arendt, Michel Foucault and Hayden White. The authors explore the challenges posed by postmodernism to history and the literary conventions of most historical writing. In this second edition they bring their history of history up to the present in their study of the History Wars and new approaches to world history and environmental history.

The Reaper S Garden by Vincent Brown

Title The Reaper s Garden
Author Vincent Brown
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date 2010-09-30
Category History
Total Pages 340
ISBN 9780674057128
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What did people make of death in the world of Atlantic slavery? Brown asks this question about Jamaica. Popularly known as the grave of the Europeans, it was just as deadly for Africans and their descendants. Yet among the survivors, the dead remained both a vital presence and a social force.

The Physics Of Reality by Richard L. Amoroso

Title The Physics of Reality
Author Richard L. Amoroso
Publisher World Scientific
Release Date 2013
Category Electronic books
Total Pages 552
ISBN 9789814504782
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A truly Galilean-class volume, this book introduces a new method in theory formation, completing the tools of epistemology. It covers a broad spectrum of theoretical and mathematical physics by researchers from over 20 nations from four continents. Like Vigier himself, the Vigier symposia are noted for addressing avant-garde, cutting-edge topics in contemporary physics. Among the six proceedings honoring J.-P. Vigier, this is perhaps the most exciting one as several important breakthroughs are introduced for the first time. The most interesting breakthrough in view of the recent NIST experimental violations of QED is a continuation of the pioneering work by Vigier on tight bound states in hydrogen. The new experimental protocol described not only promises empirical proof of large-scale extra dimensions in conjunction with avenues for testing string theory, but also implies the birth of the field of unified field mechanics, ushering in a new age of discovery. Work on quantum computing redefines the qubit in a manner that the uncertainty principle may be routinely violated. Other breakthroughs occur in the utility of quaternion algebra in extending our understanding of the nature of the fermionic singularity or point particle. There are several other discoveries of equal magnitude, making this volume a must-have acquisition for the library of any serious forward-looking researchers.

Sleepwalker In A Fog by Tatyana Tolstaya

Title Sleepwalker in a Fog
Author Tatyana Tolstaya
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 1993
Category
Total Pages 192
ISBN UOM:39015029936880
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A collection of stories filled with humor, pathos, passion, and despair includes the story of Poppykins, a somnambulist brought by his daughter to a healer; Natasha, as she searches Leningrad for her lost lover; and Nina, a doctor determined to cure a poe

The Slynx by Tatyana Tolstaya

Title The Slynx
Author Tatyana Tolstaya
Publisher New York Review of Books
Release Date 2016-10-25
Category Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781681371733
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“A postmodern literary masterpiece.” –The Times Literary Supplement Two hundred years after civilization ended in an event known as the Blast, Benedikt isn’t one to complain. He’s got a job—transcribing old books and presenting them as the words of the great new leader, Fyodor Kuzmich, Glorybe—and though he doesn’t enjoy the privileged status of a Murza, at least he’s not a serf or a half-human four-legged Degenerator harnessed to a troika. He has a house, too, with enough mice to cook up a tasty meal, and he’s happily free of mutations: no extra fingers, no gills, no cockscombs sprouting from his eyelids. And he’s managed—at least so far—to steer clear of the ever-vigilant Saniturions, who track down anyone who manifests the slightest sign of Freethinking, and the legendary screeching Slynx that waits in the wilderness beyond. Tatyana Tolstaya’s The Slynx reimagines dystopian fantasy as a wild, horripilating amusement park ride. Poised between Nabokov’s Pale Fire and Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange, The Slynx is a brilliantly inventive and shimmeringly ambiguous work of art: an account of a degraded world that is full of echoes of the sublime literature of Russia’s past; a grinning portrait of human inhumanity; a tribute to art in both its sovereignty and its helplessness; a vision of the past as the future in which the future is now.

Sorcery Of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

Title Sorcery of Thorns
Author Margaret Rogerson
Publisher Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release Date 2020-06-30
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 480
ISBN 9781481497626
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A New York Times bestseller! “A bewitching gem...I absolutely loved every moment of this story.” —Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Caraval series “If you loved the Hogwarts Library…you’ll be right at home at Summershall.” —Katherine Arden, New York Times bestselling author of The Bear and the Nightingale From the New York Times bestselling author of An Enchantment of Ravens comes an “enthralling adventure” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) about an apprentice at a magical library who must battle a powerful sorcerer to save her kingdom. All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather. Then an act of sabotage releases the library’s most dangerous grimoire, and Elisabeth is implicated in the crime. With no one to turn to but her sworn enemy, the sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn, and his mysterious demonic servant, she finds herself entangled in a centuries-old conspiracy. Not only could the Great Libraries go up in flames, but the world along with them. As her alliance with Nathaniel grows stronger, Elisabeth starts to question everything she’s been taught—about sorcerers, about the libraries she loves, even about herself. For Elisabeth has a power she has never guessed, and a future she could never have imagined.

The Fall by Garth Nix

Title The Fall
Author Garth Nix
Publisher HarperCollins UK
Release Date 2008
Category Children's stories
Total Pages 218
ISBN 9780007261192
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Tal tries to steal a sunstone, but during his act of thievery is thrown off the Castle of Seven Towers by a powerful Spiritshadow Keeper. He falls down to the iceworld below, where he is captured by Icecarls. To save his life, he must team up with Milla - a Shield-Maiden in training - and offer his aid to the nomads.

On The Golden Porch by Tatyana Tolstaya

Title On the Golden Porch
Author Tatyana Tolstaya
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1990
Category Soviet Union
Total Pages 199
ISBN 0140122753
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Grail Of The Summer Stars by Freda Warrington

Title Grail of the Summer Stars
Author Freda Warrington
Publisher Macmillan
Release Date 2013-04-23
Category Fiction
Total Pages 382
ISBN 9780765318718
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A conclusion to the trilogy that includes Elfland follows the arrival of a mysterious painting of a red-haired goddess in an art gallery, where the curator and an ancient member of the fey Aetherial folk discover a profound connection to one another. 10,000 first printing.

A Taste Of Blood Wine by Freda Warrington

Title A Taste of Blood Wine
Author Freda Warrington
Publisher Titan Books (US, CA)
Release Date 2013-10-08
Category Fiction
Total Pages 512
ISBN 9781781167250
Language English, Spanish, and French
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1918. A First World War battlefield becomes the cosmic battleground for two vampires, as Karl von Wultendorf struggles to free himself from his domineering maker, Kristian. 1923. Charlotte Neville watches as her father, a Cambridge professor, fills Parkland Hall with guests for her sister Madeleine's 18th birthday party. Among them is his handsome new research assistant Karl - the man Madeleine has instantly decided will be her husband. Charlotte, shy and retiring, is happy to devote her life to her father and her dull fiance Henry - until she sees Karl ... For Charlotte, it is the beginning of a deadly obsession that sunders her from her sisters, her father and even her dearest friend. As their feverish passion grows, Karl faces the dilemma he fears the most. Only by deserting Charlotte can his passion for her blood be conquered. Only by betraying her can he protect her from the terrifying attentions of Kristian - for Kristian has decided to teach Karl a lesson in power, by devouring Charlotte.

The Sea Cloak by Nayrouz Qarmout

Title The Sea Cloak
Author Nayrouz Qarmout
Publisher Comma Press
Release Date 2019-08-22
Category Fiction
Total Pages 112
ISBN 9781912697069
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Sea Cloak is a collection of 11 stories by the author, journalist, and women’s rights campaigner, Nayrouz Qarmout. Drawing from her own experiences growing up in a Syrian refugee camp, as well as her current life in Gaza, these stories stitch together a patchwork of different perspectives into what it means to be a woman in Palestine today. Whether following the daily struggles of orphaned children fighting to survive in the rubble of recent bombardments, or mapping the complex, cultural tensions between different generations of refugees in wider Gazan society, these stories offer rare insights into one of the most talked about, but least understood cities in the Middle East. Taken together, the collection affords us a local perspective on a global story, and it does so thanks to a cast of (predominantly female) characters whose vantage point is rooted, firmly, in that most cherished of things, the home.

A Girl Returned by Donatella Di Pietrantonio

Title A Girl Returned
Author Donatella Di Pietrantonio
Publisher Europa Editions
Release Date 2019-07-02
Category Fiction
Total Pages 144
ISBN 9781609455293
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“One of the best Italian novels of the year” in a pitch-perfect rendering in English by Ann Goldstein, Elena Ferrante’s translator (Huffington Post, Italy). Winner of the Campiello Prize A 2019 Best Book of the Year (The Washington Post Kirkus Reviews Dallas Morning News) Told with an immediacy and a rare expressive intensity that has earned it countless adoring readers and one of Italy’s most prestigious literary prizes, A Girl Returned is a powerful novel rendered with sensitivity and verve by Ann Goldstein, translator of the works of Elena Ferrante. Set against the stark, beautiful landscape of Abruzzo in central Italy, this is a compelling story about mothers and daughters, about responsibility, siblings, and caregiving. Without warning or explanation, an unnamed thirteen-year-old girl is sent away from the family she has always thought of as hers to live with her birth family: a large, chaotic assortment of individuals whom she has never met and who seem anything but welcoming. Thus begins a new life, one of struggle, tension, and conflict, especially between the young girl and her mother. But in her relationship with Adriana and Vincenzo, two of her newly acquired siblings, she will find the strength to start again and to build a new and enduring sense of self. “An achingly beautiful book, and an utterly devastating one.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune “Di Pietrantonio [has a] lively way with a phrase (the translator, Ann Goldstein, shows the same sensitivity she does with Elena Ferrante) [and] a fine instinct for detail.” ?The Washington Post “A gripping, deeply moving coming-of-age novel; immensely readable, beautifully written, and highly recommended.” ?Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Captivating.” —The Economist

Title A Court of Thorns and Roses
Author Sarah J. Maas
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date 2015-05-05
Category Fiction
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9781619634459
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The sexy, action-packed first book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Court of Thorns and Roses series from Sarah J. Maas. When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a terrifying creature arrives to demand retribution. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she knows about only from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not truly a beast, but one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled her world. At least, he's not a beast all the time. As she adapts to her new home, her feelings for the faerie, Tamlin, transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But something is not right in the faerie lands. An ancient, wicked shadow is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it, or doom Tamlin-and his world-forever. From bestselling author Sarah J. Maas comes a seductive, breathtaking book that blends romance, adventure, and faerie lore into an unforgettable read.

Aetherial Worlds by Tatyana Tolstaya

Title Aetherial Worlds
Author Tatyana Tolstaya
Publisher Knopf
Release Date 2018
Category Fiction
Total Pages 256
ISBN 152473277X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From one of modern Russia's finest writers, a spellbinding collection of eighteen stories, her first to be translated into English in more than twenty years. Ordinary realities and yearnings to transcend them lead to miraculous other worlds in this dazzling collection of stories. A woman's deceased father appears in her dreams with clues about the afterlife; a Russian professor in a small American town constructs elaborate fantasies during her cigarette break; a man falls in love with a marble statue as his marriage falls apart; a child glimpses heaven through a stained-glass window. With the emotional insight of Chekhov, the surreal satire of Gogol, and a unique blend of humor and poetry all her own, Tolstaya transmutes the quotidian into aetherial alternatives. These tales, about politics, identity, love, and loss, cut to the core of the Russian psyche, even as they lay bare human universals. Tolstaya's characters--seekers all--are daydreaming children, lonely adults, dislocated foreigners in unfamiliar lands. Whether contemplating the strategic complexities of delivering telegrams in Leningrad or the meditative melancholy of holiday aspic, vibrant inner lives and the grim elements of existence are registered in equally sharp detail in a starkly bleak but sympathetic vision of life on earth. A unique collection from one of the first women in years to rank among Russia's most important writers.

The Dead Girls Speak In Unison by Danielle Pafunda

Title The Dead Girls Speak in Unison
Author Danielle Pafunda
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2017-02-15
Category Poetry
Total Pages 84
ISBN 0996586865
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the author of Iatrogenic: Their Testimonies, Manhater, and Natural History Rape Museum, The Dead Girls Speak in Unison is Danielle Pafunda's sixth collection of poems. This second edition has been redesigned and updated.

Midsummer Night by Freda Warrington

Title Midsummer Night
Author Freda Warrington
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Release Date 2012-06-26
Category Fiction
Total Pages 592
ISBN 0765358417
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Years after a practical joke catches the attention of the Aetherials and causes a death, an art student stumbles on a portal to the Otherworld and encounters a young man whose mysterious identity causes him to be violently targeted.

Isolde by Irena Odoevtseva

Title Isolde
Author Irena Odoevtseva
Publisher Pushkin Collection
Release Date 2019-11-05
Category Fiction
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9781782274780
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The first English translation of a pioneering Russian writer: a hypnotically dark classic of love, deceit and wayward youth in Paris Left to her own devices in Biarritz, fourteen-year-old Russian Liza meets an older English boy, Cromwell, on a beach. He thinks he has found a magical, romantic beauty and insists upon calling her Isolde; she is taken with his Buick and ability to pay for dinner and champagne. Disaffected and restless, Liza, her brother Nikolai and her boyfriend Andrei enjoy Cromwell's company in restaurants and jazz bars after he follows Liza back to Paris--until his mother stops giving him money. When the siblings' own mother abandons them to follow a lover to Nice, the group falls deeper into its haze of alcohol, and their darker drives begin to take over. First published in 1929, Isolde is a startlingly fresh, disturbing portrait of a lost generation of Russian exiles by Irina Odoevtseva, a major Russian writer who has never before appeared in English.