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Book The Djinn in the Nightingale s Eye

Download or read book The Djinn in the Nightingale s Eye written by A. S. Byatt and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2009-10-21 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The magnificent title story of this collection of fairy tales for adults describes the strange and uncanny relationship between its extravagantly intelligent heroine--a world renowned scholar of the art of story-telling--and the marvelous being that lives in a mysterious bottle, found in a dusty shop in an Istanbul bazaar. As A.S. Byatt renders this relationship with a powerful combination of erudition and passion, she makes the interaction of the natural and the supernatural seem not only convincing, but inevitable. The companion stories in this collection each display different facets of Byatt's remarkable gift for enchantment. They range from fables of sexual obsession to allegories of political tragedy; they draw us into narratives that are as mesmerizing as dreams and as bracing as philosophical meditations; and they all us to inhabit an imaginative universe astonishing in the precision of its detail, its intellectual consistency, and its splendor. "A dreamy treat.... It is not merely strange, it is wondrous." --Boston Globe "Alternatingly erudite and earthy, direct and playful.... If Scheherazade ever needs a break, Byatt can step in, indefinitely." --Chicago Tribune "Byatt's writing is crystalline and splendidly imaginative.... These [are] perfectly formed tales." --Washington Post Book World

Book The Djinn In The Nightingale s Eye

Download or read book The Djinn In The Nightingale s Eye written by A S Byatt and published by Random House. This book was released on 2018-10-26 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A S Byatt's fairy tales and fables are among the best-loved features of her fiction. Innumerable readers have asked for the two marvellous fairy tales in POSSESSION - 'The Glass Coffin' and 'Gode's Tale' of the Breton Naie des Trepasses - to be published seperately. Here they take their place with three other stories with medieval and oriental settings. The title story, 'The Djinn and the Nightingale's Eye', a long story about an Englishwoman in Turkey who unwittingly releases a genie from his bottle, is a reflection on women's lives, on magic and on the power of storytelling itself.

Book Master of the Jinn

    Book Details:
  • Author : Irving Karchmar
  • Publisher : Bay Street Press
  • Release : 2004
  • ISBN : 1594577234
  • Pages : 236 pages

Download or read book Master of the Jinn written by Irving Karchmar and published by Bay Street Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Here is a tale set on the Path of the Heart, a beautifully written mystical adventure wherein a modern-day Sufi Master sends seven companions on a perilous quest for the greatest treasure of the ancient world - King Solomon's ring. The legendary seal ring is said to control the Jinn, those terrifying demons of living fire, and in seeking it the companions discover not only the truth of the Jinn, but also the path of Love and the infinite mercy of God.

Book The End and the Beginning

Download or read book The End and the Beginning written by Hermynia Zur Mühlen and published by Open Book Publishers. This book was released on 2010 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in Germany in 1929, The End and the Beginning is a lively personal memoir of a vanished world and of a rebellious, high-spirited young woman's struggle to achieve independence. Born in 1883 into a distinguished and wealthy aristocratic family of the old Austro-Hungarian Empire, Hermynia Zur Muhlen spent much of her childhood travelling in Europe and North Africa with her diplomat father. After five years on her German husband's estate in czarist Russia she broke with both her family and her husband and set out on a precarious career as a professional writer committed to socialism. Besides translating many leading contemporary authors, notably Upton Sinclair, into German, she herself published an impressive number of politically engaged novels, detective stories, short stories, and children's fairy tales. Because of her outspoken opposition to National Socialism, she had to flee her native Austria in 1938 and seek refuge in England, where she died, virtually penniless, in 1951. This revised and corrected translation of Zur Muhlen's memoir - with extensive notes and an essay on the author by Lionel Gossman - will appeal especially to readers interested in women's history, the Central European aristocratic world that came to an end with the First World War, and the culture and politics of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Book The Book on Fire

    Book Details:
  • Author : Keith Miller
  • Publisher : Immanion Press/Magalithica Books
  • Release : 2011
  • ISBN : 9781907737206
  • Pages : 259 pages

Download or read book The Book on Fire written by Keith Miller and published by Immanion Press/Magalithica Books. This book was released on 2011 with total page 259 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Balthazar, book thief and bon vivant, arrives in Alexandria to steal from the famous library. But once inside, he becomes obsessed with the youngest librarian, Shireen, who was born in the library and is herself more than half book.

Book The Red Countess

    Book Details:
  • Author : Hermynia Zur Mühlen
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2018
  • ISBN : 9781783745562
  • Pages : 453 pages

Download or read book The Red Countess written by Hermynia Zur Mühlen and published by . This book was released on 2018 with total page 453 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Born into a distinguished aristocratic family of the old Habsburg Empire, Hermynia Zur Mühlen spent much of her childhood and early youth travelling in Europe and North Africa with her diplomat father. Never comfortable with the traditional roles women were expected to play, she broke as a young adult both with her family and, after five years on his estate in the old Czarist Russia, with her German Junker husband, and set out as an independent, free-thinking individual, earning a precarious living as a writer. She translated over 70 books from English, French and Russian into German, notably the novels of Upton Sinclair, which she turned into best-sellers in Germany; produced a series of detective novels under a pseudonym; wrote seven engaging and thought-provoking novels of her own, six of which were translated into English; contributed countless insightful short stories and articles to newspapers and magazines; and, having become a committed socialist, achieved international renown in the 1920s with her Fairy Tales for Workers' Children, which were widely translated including into Chinese and Japanese. Because of her fervent and outspoken opposition to National Socialism, she and her life-long Jewish partner, Stefan Klein, had to flee first Germany, where they had settled, and then, in 1938, her native Austria. They found refuge in England, where Zur Mühlen died, forgotten and virtually penniless, in 1951. This new, expanded edition contains: Zur Mühlen's autobiographical memoir, The End and the Beginning; The editor's detailed notes on the persons and events mentioned in the autobiography; A selection of Zur Mühlen's short stories and two fairy tales; A synopsis of Zur Mühlen's untranslated novel Our Daughters the Nazi Girls; An essay by the Editor on Zur Mühlen's life and work; A bibliography of Zur Mühlen's novels in English translation; A portfolio of selected illustrations of her work by George Grosz and Heinrich Vogeler; A free online supplement with additional original material.

Book The Water Statues

    Book Details:
  • Author : Fleur Jaeggy
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Release : 2021-09-07
  • ISBN : 0811229769
  • Pages : 87 pages

Download or read book The Water Statues written by Fleur Jaeggy and published by New Directions Publishing. This book was released on 2021-09-07 with total page 87 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Family, obsession, and privilege boiled down by the icy-hot Swiss-Italian master stylist Fleur Jaeggy Even among Fleur Jaeggy’s singular and intricate works, The Water Statues is a shiningly peculiar book. Concerned with loneliness and wealth’s odd emotional poverty, this early novel is in part structured as a play: the dramatis personae include the various relatives, friends, and servants of a man named Beeklam, a wealthy recluse who keeps statues in his villa’s flooded basement, where memories shiver in uncertain light and the waters run off to the sea. Dedicated to Ingeborg Bachmann and fleshed out with Jaeggy’s austere yet voluptuous style, The Water Statues—with its band of deracinated, loosely related souls (milling about as often in the distant past as in the mansion’s garden full of intoxicated snails)—delivers like a slap an indelible picture of the swampiness of family life.

Book The Road to Oxiana

    Book Details:
  • Author : Robert Byron
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Release : 2021-08-31
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 298 pages

Download or read book The Road to Oxiana written by Robert Byron and published by Good Press. This book was released on 2021-08-31 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Begin a voyage through Persia and Afghanistan with renowned explorer Robert Byron in 'The Road to Oxiana'.This travelog recounts Byron's ten-month adventure, immersing readers in the rich tapestry of the Middle East, from Venice to Peshawar. As Byron travels through vibrant landscapes and encounters diverse cultures, he showcases his extensive knowledge of the region's architectural wonders. From the awe-inspiring Mosque of Sheikh Lutfullah to the majestic ruins of Persepolis, his vivid descriptions transport readers to these timeless sites.

Book The Djinn in the Nightingale s Eye

Download or read book The Djinn in the Nightingale s Eye written by Antonia Susan Byatt and published by Arrow. This book was released on 1995 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A S Byatt's fairy tales and fables are among the best-loved features of her fiction. Innumerable readers have asked for the two marvellous fairy tales in POSSESSION - 'The Glass Coffin' and 'Gode's Tale' of the Breton Naie des Trepasses - to be published seperately. Here they take their place with three other stories with medieval and oriental settings. The title story, 'The Djinn and the Nightingale's Eye', a long story about an Englishwoman in Turkey who unwittingly releases a genie from his bottle, is a reflection on women's lives, on magic and on the power of storytelling itself."

Book The Architect s Apprentice

Download or read book The Architect s Apprentice written by Elif Shafak and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2015 with total page 434 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "During the height of the Ottoman Empire twelve-year-old Johan arrived in Istanbul to become an animal tamer to the white elephant Chota, befriend the sultan's beautiful daughter, and become an apprentice to Sinan, the empire's chief architect. As they build masterpieces, dangerous undercurrents begin to emerge, with jealousy erupting among Sinan's four apprentices"--

Book A Pushcart at the Curb

Download or read book A Pushcart at the Curb written by John Dos Passos and published by . This book was released on 1922 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Taliessin through Logres

Download or read book Taliessin through Logres written by Charles Williams and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2022-08-16 with total page 89 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Taliessin through Logres" by Charles Williams. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

Book Tristes Tropiques

Download or read book Tristes Tropiques written by Claude Levi-Strauss and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2012-01-31 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A magical masterpiece."—Robert Ardrey. A chronicle of the author's search for a civilization "reduced to its most basic expression."

Book Children of the New World

Download or read book Children of the New World written by Alexander Weinstein and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2016-09-13 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Includes "After Yang," the basis for the acclaimed A24 film After Yang, starring Colin Farrell, Jodie Turner-Smith, and Haley Lu Richardson, and directed by Kogonada. A New York Times Notable Book “A darkly mesmerizing, fearless, and exquisitely written work. Stunning, harrowing, and brilliantly imagined.” —Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven Children of the New World introduces readers to a near-future world of social media implants, memory manufacturers, dangerously immersive virtual reality games, and alarmingly intuitive robots. Many of these characters live in a utopian future of instant connection and technological gratification that belies an unbridgeable human distance, while others inhabit a post-collapse landscape made primitive by disaster, which they must work to rebuild as we once did millennia ago. In “The Cartographers,” the main character works for a company that creates and sells virtual memories, while struggling to maintain a real-world relationship sabotaged by an addiction to his own creations. In “After Yang,” the robotic brother of an adopted Chinese child malfunctions, and only in his absence does the family realize how real a son he has become. Children of the New World grapples with our unease in this modern world and how our ever-growing dependence on new technologies has changed the shape of our society. Alexander Weinstein is a visionary and singular voice in speculative fiction for all of us who are fascinated by and terrified of what we might find on the horizon.

Book Dozakhnama

    Book Details:
  • Author : Rabisankar Bal
  • Publisher : Random House India
  • Release : 2012-12-28
  • ISBN : 8184003803
  • Pages : 418 pages

Download or read book Dozakhnama written by Rabisankar Bal and published by Random House India. This book was released on 2012-12-28 with total page 418 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dozakhnama: Conversations in Hell is an extraordinary novel, a biography of Manto and Ghalib and a history of Indian culture rolled into one. Exhumed from dust, Manto’s unpublished novel surfaces in Lucknow. Is it real or is it a fake? In this dastan, Manto and Ghalib converse, entwining their lives in shared dreams. The result is an intellectual journey that takes us into the people and events that shape us as a culture. As one writer describes it, ‘I discovered Rabisankar Bal like a torch in the darkness of the history of this subcontinent. This is the real story of two centuries of our own country.’ Rabisankar Bal’s audacious novel, told by reflections in a mirror and forged in the fires of hell, is both an oral tale and a shield against oblivion. An echo of distant screams. Inscribed by the devil’s quill, Dozakhnama is an outstanding performance of subterranean memory.

Book Fantastic Tales

    Book Details:
  • Author : Iginio Ugo Tarchetti
  • Publisher : Archipelago
  • Release : 2020-09-29
  • ISBN : 1939810620
  • Pages : 199 pages

Download or read book Fantastic Tales written by Iginio Ugo Tarchetti and published by Archipelago. This book was released on 2020-09-29 with total page 199 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lawrence Venuti, winner of a Guggenheim fellowship and the Global Humanities Translation Prize, among many other awards, has translated into English these Italian Gothic tales of obsessive love, mysterious phobias, and the hellish curse of everlasting life. In this collection of nine eerie stories, Iginio Ugo Tarchetti switches effortlessly between the macabre and the breezily comical. Set in nineteenth-century Italy, his characters court spirits and blend in with the undead: passionate romances filled with jealousy and devotion are fueled by magic elixirs. Time becomes fluid as characters travel between centuries, chasing affairs that never quite prosper. First published by Mercury House in 1992.

Book Hugo s Runaway Legs

Download or read book Hugo s Runaway Legs written by Alys Jackson and published by Larrikin House. This book was released on 2022-06-01 with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hugo's legs have run away. They simply didn't want to stay at home where they just lay about. Hugo's legs just wanted out! Hugo Holt's legs have run away and jumped on the bus! Hugo can't do without them. How on earth will he catch his runaway legs?