The Bear Went Over the Mountain: A Novel (Owl Book)

By William Kotzwinkle

Once upon a time in rural Maine, an important black undergo came upon a briefcase less than a tree. Hoping for nutrition, he dragged it into the woods, basically to discover that every one it held used to be the manuscript of a singular. He could not consume it, yet he did learn it, and made up our minds it wasn't undesirable. Borrowing a few outfits from a neighborhood shop, and the identify Hal Jam from the labels of his favourite meals he headed to big apple to hunt his fortune within the literary world.

Then he took the USA through storm.

The endure Went Over the Mountain
is a riotous, magical romp with the buoyant Hal Jam as he leaves the quiet, nurturing global of nature for the glittering, moneyed global of guy. With a pitch-perfect comedian voice and a mind for social satire to rival rapid or Wolfe, bestselling writer William Kotzwinkle limns Hal's hilarious trip to ny, la, and the good sprawling state in among, the place a endure makes solid regardless of his natural instincts, and the place money-hungry executives see no longer a bushy beast with a purloined novel, yet a rough-hewn, soulful, media-perfect nature man who simply will be the following Hemingway.

by means of turns sidesplittingly humorous, stingingly ironic, and without warning smooth, The undergo Went Over the Mountain captures the zeitgeist of the Nineteen Nineties dead-on, in a scrumptious bedtime tale for grown-ups.
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Short of Glory

By Alan Judd

A satirical romp throughout the corridors of the international place of work as Patrick Stubbs is published as 3rd secretary within the British Embassy in reduce Africa. Mayhem awaits him - an absent-minded ambassador, a bullying first secretary with a dipsomaniac spouse, and a weigh down at the police chief's spouse!
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Cock and Bull

By Will Self

Will Self has been praised through the recent York occasions ebook assessment as “a high-powered satirical weapon” and Cock & Bull is certainly one of his such a lot outrageous works of fiction

“Cock: A Novelette” is the tale of a lady who grows an absolutely useful penis. “Bull: A Farce” is the tale of a guy who acquires a vagina and all its better half components. There are, besides the fact that, issues. Cock & Bull, the publication that brought an enfant poor of English letters to an American viewers, has fast develop into a vintage of blistering satire.
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Strip Tease

By Carl Hiaasen

Homicide, politics, and G-strings collide during this caper from the bestselling writer of vacationer Season. Hilarity and chaos get away in a strip joint whilst a bachelor occasion will get out of hand, making the drunken visitor of honor a possibility to "big funds" and "big government."
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A Man of the People

By Chinua Achebe

By means of the well known writer of Things Fall Apart, this novel foreshadows the Nigerian coups of 1966 and exhibits the colour and vivacity in addition to the violence and corruption of a society making its personal manner among the 2 worlds.
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Mercks Wienn (German Edition)

Abraham a Sancta Clara: Mercks Wienn

Edition Holzinger. Taschenbuch

Berliner Ausgabe, 2013

Vollständiger, durchgesehener Neusatz bearbeitet und eingerichtet von Michael Holzinger

  • Erstdruck: Wien (Vivian) 1680.

Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe:

  • Abraham a Sancta Clara: Mercks Wienn. Das ist des wütenden Tods ein umbständige Beschreibung [...], Wienn: Peter paul Bivian; der Löbl, 1680 [Neudruck: Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1983, [Deutsche Neudrucke: Reihe Barock; 31].

Herausgeber der Reihe: Michael Holzinger

Reihengestaltung: Viktor Harvion

Umschlaggestaltung unter Verwendung des Bildes: Abraham a Sancta Clara (Kupferstich von Philipp Kilian)

Gesetzt aus Minion seasoned, 10 pt.

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Moscow Stations

By Stephen Mulrine, Venedikt Erofeev

Venichka Erofeev (Venya), cultured alcoholic, self-mocking highbrow, regales us with an account of his ‘heroic’ odyssey from Moscow to provincial Petushki. tales of his wealthy, turbulent internal existence abound as he staggers via Brezhnev’s Moscow and encounters risky, eccentric and infrequently hilarious strangers on a educate. His trip ends while destiny cruelly intervenes – curbing the shiny landscape of Russian existence that we have got noticeable via Venya’s eyes.

Stephen Mulrine’s version for one actor of Erofeev’s cult novel has been hugely acclaimed on BBC Radio three, on the Edinburgh competition, London’s West finish, and long island in Tom Courtenay’s ‘blissfully humorous’ performance.
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The Dolls' Room (Catalan Literature Series)

A vintage of up to date Catalan literature, and a haunting and satirical portrait of a vanishing age, Lloren? Villalonga's "The Dolls' Room" matters the decline of Don Toni and Dona Maria Ant?nia Bearn: aristocrats, cousins, husband and spouse, and contributors of the decadent, age-old ruling category of a city that bears their identify. Their tale is advised through the na?ve kinfolk priest, Don Joan, who used to be taken below Don Toni's wing as a schoolboy. Describing the shabby grandeur of his benefactors' lives of their historical, rundown kin mansion, their grand yet ruinous tours to Paris and Rome, and the mysterious occasions that result in their deaths, the humbly dedicate Joan is consistently challenged, and maybe titillated, by way of Don Toni's impious character, his defiance of church authority, and his scandalous affairs. partially condemning and in part admiring his devilish mentor, the pure-minded Don Joan's lurid "biography" of the Bearns is a testomony to the everlasting recognition of the libertine, and the lengths to which we pass in justifying our personal worst impulses.

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Parodies, Hoaxes, Mock Treatises: Polite Conversation, Directions to Servants and Other Works (The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jonathan Swift)

By Jonathan Swift

Swift's parodies are between his so much attention-grabbing works, yet might be require so much explication for the trendy reader. Valerie Rumbold brings a brand new intensity and element to the modifying of Swift's Bickerstaff papers, 'Polite Conversation', 'Directions to Servants' and different works on language and behavior. Highlights contain a clean research of the political and print contexts of the Bickerstaff papers, complete commentaries on such smaller works as 'A Modest Defence of Punning' and 'On Barbarous Denominations in Ireland', id and rationalization of many extra sayings in 'Polite Conversation', and an in depth contextualisation of 'Directions to Servants' in modern family thought and perform. a considerable thematic advent is supplemented by way of anyone headnote and whole annotation to every paintings. The Textual advent explores the publishing innovations followed by way of speedy and his booksellers, and a separate Textual Account of every paintings provides and discusses alterations within the texts through the years.
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