Momentos de vida by Virginia Woolf

By Virginia Woolf

Las memorias y reflexiones íntimas de Virginia Woolf en su único libro autobiográfico

Publicada póstumamente en 1976, Momentos de vida es los angeles única obra autobiográfica de Virginia Woolf. Los seis textos que conforman el libro fueron encontrados a los angeles muerte de su marido, Leonard Woolf, en su archivo, y constituyen un viaje cronológico por los momentos álgidos de los angeles vida de l. a. gran escritora: desde su infancia y su adolescencia hasta los orígenes del grupo de Bloomsbury, pasando por el despertar de su vocación o el análisis de su relación con l. a. Historia. Un magnífico memorial a un mundo desaparecido: el que precedió a l. a. Segunda Guerra Mundial.

«De lejos, el libro más importante sobre Virginia Woolf# publicado desde su muerte.»
Angus Wilson, The Observer

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Memoirs (Penguin Classics) by William Tecumseh Sherman

By William Tecumseh Sherman

Sooner than his awesome profession as basic of the Union forces, William Tecumseh Sherman skilled many years of failure and melancholy. Drifting among the outdated South and new West, Sherman witnessed firsthand a few of the serious occasions of early nineteenth-century the US: the Mexican conflict, the gold rush, the banking panics, and the battles with the Plains Indians. It wasn't till his victory at Shiloh, in 1862, that Sherman assumed his mythical position in American historical past. After Shiloh, Sherman sacked Atlanta and proceeded to burn a path of destruction that break up the Confederacy and ended the battle. His process ceaselessly replaced the character of conflict and earned him everlasting infamy during the South.

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The Invention of Solitude by Paul Auster

By Paul Auster

'One day there's lifestyles . . . after which, unexpectedly, it occurs there's death.'

So starts off Paul Auster's relocating and private meditation on fatherhood. the 1st part, 'Portrait of an Invisible Man', unearths Auster's stories and emotions after the demise of his father. In 'The e-book of Memory' the point of view shifts to Auster's function as a father. The narrator, 'A', contemplates his separation from his son, his death grandfather and the solitary nature of writing and story-telling.

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Slave Narratives (Library of America, Volume 114)

The 10 works gathered during this quantity exhibit how a various team of writers challenged the sense of right and wrong of a kingdom and laid the principles of the African American literary culture via expressing their in anger, discomfort, sorrow, and courage.

Included within the quantity: Narrative of the main amazing details within the lifetime of James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw; Interesting Narrative of the lifetime of Olaudah Equiano; The Confessions of Nat Turner; Narrative of the lifetime of Frederick Douglass; Narrative of William W. Brown; Narrative of the existence and Adventures of Henry Bibb; Narrative of Sojouner Truth; Ellen and William Craft's Running one thousand Miles for Freedom; Harriet Jacobs' Incidents within the lifetime of a Slave Girl and Narrative of the lifetime of J. D.Green.

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Too Fat to Fish by Artie Lange, Anthony Bozza

By Artie Lange, Anthony Bozza

Outrageous, uncooked, and painfully humorous precise tales directly from the lifetime of the actor, comic, and much-loved solid member of TheHoward Stern Show--with a foreword through Howard Stern.

When Artie Lange joined the everlasting forged of The Howard Stern exhibit in 2001, it was once very likely the best factor ever to occur within the Stern universe, moment in basic terms to the show's stream to the wild, uncensored frontier of satellite tv for pc radio. Lange supplied what Stern had but to discover all within the related position: a wit fast adequate to maintain velocity together with his personal, a pathetic self-image to dwarf his personal, a private heritage either heartbreaking and hilarious, and an ingrained feel of self-sabotage that regularly retains issues interesting.

A traditional storyteller with a bottomless pit of fabric, Lange grew up in a close-knit, working-class Italian relatives in Union, New Jersey, a maniacal Yankees fan who pursued the 2 issues his father stated he was once minimize out for--sports and comedy. Tragically, Artie Lange Sr. by no means observed the reality in that prediction: He grew to become a quadriplegic in an twist of fate whilst Artie used to be eighteen and died quickly after. yet as with any trial in his existence, from his drug dependancy to his weight problems to his fights along with his mom, Artie mines the humor, pathos, and humanity in those occasions and turns them into comedy classics.

True lovers of the strict exhibit will locate Artie gold in those pages: hilarious stories that couldn't have occurred to somebody else. There are tales from his days riding a Jersey cab, operating as a longshoreman in Port Newark, and navigating the darkish circuit of stand-up comedy. There are outrageous episodes from the frenzied heights of his coked-up days at MADtv, strangely relocating tales from his early life, and an account of his fresh U.S.O. journey that's both stirring and irreverent. but additionally during this quantity are tales Artie's by no means informed prior to, together with a few that he deemed too revealing for radio.

Wild, stunning, and drop-dead hilarious, TOO fats TO FISH is Artie Lange giving every little thing he's obtained to provide. and prefer a real professional, the guy by no means disappoints.

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Native Realm: A Search for Self-Definition by Czesław Miłosz

By Czesław Miłosz

Translated via Catherine S. Leach for college of California Press

Milosz's autobiography is a longer meditation on historical past, notion, reminiscence, progress--all that you'd count on from a Polish highbrow writing his autobiography within the 60s.

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Before he emigrated to the USA, Czeslaw Milosz lived via some of the social upheavals that outlined the 1st 1/2 the 20th century. the following, during this compelling account of his adolescence, the writer sketches his ethical and highbrow heritage from youth to the early fifties, delivering the reader with a glimpse right into a lifestyle that used to be substantially diversified from whatever an American or perhaps a Western eu may know.

Using the occasions of his lifestyles as a kick off point, local Realm units out to discover the recognition of a author and a guy, interpreting the potential for discovering glimmers of which means in the course of chaos whereas closing precise to oneself.

In this fantastically written and assuredly translated paintings, Milosz is at his absolute best.

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Mr. Nice: An Autobiography by Howard Marks

By Howard Marks

In the course of the mid Eighties Howard Marks had 43 aliases, 80 9 telephone strains and owned twenty 5 businesses in the course of the international. no matter if bars, recording studios or offshore banks, all have been cash laundering automobiles serving the middle task: dope dealing. Marks started to deal small quantities of cannabis whereas doing a postgraduate philosopy path at Oxford, yet quickly he used to be relocating a lot higher amounts. on the peak of his occupation he used to be smuggling consignments of as much as fifty plenty from Pakistan and Thailand to the USA and Canada and had touch with enterprises as different as MI6, the CIA, the IRA and the Mafia. Mr great is Howard Marks amazing tale.

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A Rift in Time: Travels with My Ottoman Uncle by Raja Shehadeh

By Raja Shehadeh

The search for his great-uncle Najib Nassar, an Ottoman journalist – the main points of his lifestyles, and the path of his nice break out from occupied Palestine – fed on award-winning author Raja Shehadeh for 2 years. As he lines Najib’s footsteps, he discovers that at the present time it might be very unlikely to escape the cage that Palestine has turn into. A Rift in Time is a kin memoir written in luminescent prose, however it is additionally a mirrored image on how Palestine – specifically the disputed Jordan Rift Valley – has been reworked. such a lot of Palestine’s historical past and that of its humans is buried deep within the floor: entire villages have disappeared and names were erased from the map. but through seeing the larger photo of the panorama and the never-ending fight for freedom as Shehadeh does, it's nonetheless attainable to seem in the direction of a greater destiny, loose from Israeli or Ottoman oppression.

“A paintings of passionate polemic, visiting, background, and autobiography, this hugely unique attention of the Palestinian-Israeli factor is established round a chain of energetic, attentive hikes during the occupied territories.”—The New Yorker

“Raja Shehadeh’s Palestinian Walks presents an extraordinary ancient perception into the tragic alterations happening in Palestine.” —President Jimmy Carter

“Towards any right figuring out of historical past there are lots of small paths. This always astounding e-book modestly describes strolling alongside sure paths that have touched the lived lives of 2 millennia. Its strolling consultant is an aged guy who confesses; his confessions usually come across a perennial knowledge, and what he's speaking approximately and jogging throughout is likely one of the nodal issues of the world’s current main issue. I strongly recommend you stroll with him.”—John Berger , writer of the way of Seeing

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Beyond the Light Barrier: The Autobiography of Elizabeth by Elizabeth Klarer

By Elizabeth Klarer

Beyond the sunshine Barrier is the autobiographical tale of Elizabeth Klarer, a South African lady and Akon, an astrophysicist from Meton, a planet of Proxima Centuri that, at a distance of approximately 4.3 gentle years, is our nearest stellar neighbor.

Elizabeth used to be taken in his spaceship to Meton, the place she lived with him and his relations for 4 months and the place she bore his baby. Her existence on Meton is fascinatingly defined. Akon introduced Elizabeth again to Earth after the beginning in their son, and persisted to go to her thereafter.

Akon defined how his spaceship s light-propulsion know-how operated, and the way it allowed him and his humans to trip throughout significant interstellar distances. This know-how is defined intimately within the ebook. Elizabeth used to be given a status ovation on the eleventh foreign Congress of alien ship learn teams at Weisbaden in 1975, and her speech as visitor of honor used to be applauded by means of scientists of 22 international locations. gentle know-how Publishing is proud to convey you the long-awaited American version in either demanding reproduction and digital structure of past the sunshine Barrier, which used to be first released in English in 1980.

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Sold as a Slave (Penguin Great Journeys) by Olaudah Equiano

By Olaudah Equiano

In an adventurous and remarkable existence, Equiano (c.1745-c.1797) criss-crossed the Atlantic international, from West Africa to the Caribbean to america to Britain, both as a slave or scuffling with with the Royal military. His account of his existence isn't just one of many nice records of the abolition move, but additionally a startling, relocating tale of possibility and betrayal. "Great Journeys" permits readers to shuttle either round the planet and again in the course of the centuries - but in addition again into principles and worlds scary, ruthless and harsh in several methods from our personal. Few examining stories can start to fit that of attractive with writers who observed marvelous issues: nice civilisations, partitions of ice, violent and implacable jungles, deserts and mountains, multitudes of birds and plant life new to technological know-how. analyzing those books is to determine the realm afresh, to rediscover a time while many cultures have been particularly unusual to one another, the place legends and tales have been taken care of as proof and during which rather a lot used to be nonetheless to be came upon.

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