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A moving debut, Let Me Be Like Water is a book about the humdrum and extraordinariness of everyday life; of lost and new connections.
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A landmark event, the complete stories of Machado de Assis finally appear in English for the first time in this extraordinary new translation. His prodigious output of novels, plays, and stories rivaled contemporaries like Chekhov, but he was barely translated into English until His grief inspired him to attempt a major work. While civil war raged in Lebanon, Khoury traveled with a theater troupe, putting on shows in air raid shelters, Palestinian refugee camps, and isolated villages. Their plays were largely based on oral tales, and many years later she chose the most popular and published them in Arabic in In recent times, Tamil poetry from Sri Lanka has taken a new turn, serving as a countermemory—a witness to torture, loss, trauma, and exile.
Ahilan gives us a unique voice and style, in which he expresses the trauma of the violence in Northern and Eastern Sri Lanka with great nuance and subtlety. His background as art historian has allowed him to blend the 2,year-old Tamil cultural, literary, and philosophic tradition with visual, graphic imagery to create a rich and distinct body of poetry. Unpunctuated lines move like gears, one phrase turning into the next in a relentless forward motion.
By contrast, the voice, at times halting and desolate, is made of a profoundly human doubt.
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As a boarding school student in the early s, Modiano lived among the troubled teenage sons of wealthy but self-involved parents. In this mesmerizing novel, Modiano weaves together a series of exquisitely crafted stories about such jettisoned boys at the exclusive Valvert School on the outskirts of Paris. Like most young black girls growing up in Northern California, Mahogany L. Browne tussles with ideas of femininity and gender roles, addiction and the prison industrial complex, sexuality and seclusion.
Each poem a eulogized celebration of what we lose to the dark when no one is looking. Patti Smith first presents a tale of obsession—a young skater who lives for her art, a possessive collector who ruthlessly seeks his prize, a relationship forged of need both craven and exalted. She then takes us on a second journey, exploring the sources of her story. After a four-day deluge, Naples is flooded. Buildings collapse, sinkholes appear. Strange events spread across the city: ghostly voices emanate from a medieval castle and five-lire coins begin to play music.
Now translated into English for the first time, Malacqua remains a timely critique and a richly peopled portrait of a much-mythologised city. He hides behind knowing, ironic statements, which no one grasps and which change nothing. Poet and translator A. Ramanujan has drawn on a celebrated anthology of classical Tamil poetry to compose an unforgettable sequence of love poems. The story unfolds in a series of dramatic exchanges between a shifting array of characters, and as it does we are conducted through five phases of love, from first meeting, anxiety, infidelity and separation to final union, each associated with a lush interior landscape of its own.
In the nine expansive, searching stories of A Lucky Man , fathers and sons attempt to salvage relationships with friends and family members and confront mistakes made in the past. The great Victorian William Morris was fascinated by Iceland, which inspired him to write one of the masterpieces of travel literature.
Poet Lavinia Greenlaw follows in his footsteps, combining excerpts from his Icelandic writings with her own eye-witness response to the country and creates a highly original meditation—part memoir, part prose poem, part criticism, part travelogue. This collection of stories, never before available in English, won popular acclaim when it was originally published in France in It tells of small-town life in Provence, drawing on a whole village of fictional characters.
In these twenty stories, Giono reveals his marvelous storytelling through his vivid images and lyrical prose. Blackwood biographer Mike Ashley has created a new collection of stories and essays by Blackwood, most of which have never been in book format before. A publishing event for classic horror fans! This series of lyric poems imagines a prison camp located on the beaches of a Chicago that is privatized, racially segregated, and overrun by a brutal police force.
It is an indictment of hateful political rhetoric. Across the ages, cats have provided their adopted humans with mystery and metaphors; cats cast a mirror on their beholders; cats endlessly frustrate and delight. A gorgeous gift edition, dedicated to the mystery, grace, and charm of the cat.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver presents a picture book about a boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny. Detela was a key figure in the avant-garde movement that defined Slovenian culture in the s. A nearly impossible text to categorize—is it a collection of short stories, prose poems, manifestos or something else entirely?
A novel unfolding almost entirely in dialogue form, it tells the story of Adam and Eleanor, two patients recovering from unknown maladies in a nondescript sanitarium. Through a series of increasingly esoteric philosophical conversations regarding topics such as God, love, and the meaning of illness, Adam and Eleanor come to tell the stories of who they are and what ails them.
It was the first leg of a journey that would end in exile. In The Ladies , winner of the Noemi Press Book Award for Fiction, a trio of professional mourners contemplates their fate, while their days are consumed by the various rituals of grief and an intense hunger that never seems to be sated. The chorus-like quality of the narrative offers the haunting element of the mythological, where past and present merge and become nearly indistinguishable. In dream-like, crystalline prose, this novel interrogates the complexity of existence, of mourning, of identity, of origins.
In this epic debut novel, a newly-wed couple escapes the confusion of their homeland for an almost-uninhabited lakeshore. They plan to live there simply and build a house upon the dirt where they can raise a family. These harrowing poems focus on how human connection can both transcend devastation as well as complicate our individual sense of existence. Re-conjoined, four sisters. The magnetic pull is awful, gravity unbearable, and, oh our bodies are staved.
It is the center we seize around, the sister in whom the hole has opened. The cold blows through us all. A woman, as she says? A gay man switching pronouns? In a time of massive environmental degradation, and violence and abuse of power, these poems resonate within and beyond the scope of the human realms, delicately balancing between conflicting loci of attention. These poems are written in the face of despair to hold an impossible love and a commitment to hope.
Historical persona poems and a prose memoir at the center of the book address the illusory freedom of both black and white Americans. Today, as much as ever before, the black body is the battleground on which war is being waged in our inner cities, and Charleston bares witness with fear, anger, and glimpses of hope.
He watches the injustice on TV, experiences it firsthand at simple traffic stops, and even gives voice to those like Eric Garner and Sandra Bland who no longer can. Telepathologies is a shout in the darkness, a plea for sanity in an age of insanity, and an urgent call to action. Their consideration of longing, convalescence, and the pleasures of ordinary astonishment is both environmental and emotional. Since writer Renee Gladman has placed fantastic stories in the invented city-state of Ravicka.
It goes further than that.
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Each sound, line, breath is charged with an energy that is explosive. Here long-suffering Telumee tells her life story and tells us about the proud line of Lougandor women she continues to draw strength from. Time flows unevenly during the long hot blue days as the madness of the island swirls around the villages, and Telumee, raised in the shelter of wide skirts, must learn how to navigate the adversities of a peasant community, the ecstasies of love, and domestic realities while arriving at her own precious happiness.
In each annual volume of this series, contributors document performance works made in the previous year. By including performances regardless of their country of origin, genre, aims, or popularity, INDEX reveals the breathtaking variety of practices used in performance work today. The distance between territory and map, a journey and the language used to write about it, the distance between languages. There is no straight line from one to the other—here there is displacement. Garcia takes on this displacement, exposes it by cutting, pasting, dismantling words; making holes in space and time.
Everything can be a geographic error, an error as a way of being found. The son of a priest, he became an assistant to a bishop before being fortunate to rise all the way to gubernia procurator. A middle-aged couple takes in a prurient young woman picked up from the side of the road; a single mother struggles against the hostile feelings she harbors towards her precocious son; a man has alternative fantasies of domination and submission involving a fellow commuter.
In the fourteen stories that make up A Perfect Disharmony , Brebel explores the experiences of isolated women and sexually obsessed men while weaving together digression and daydreams. In his debut collection, Hilsabeck proves himself adept at paradox, a poet who reaches toward the largeness of the cosmos in order to bring its essence closer to us.
A singular imagination is at work here, writing toward the unique and peculiar qualities of things and beings.
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Her poems convey a sort of triumphal loneliness characteristic of her generation, a deep reverence for the symbols of her national landscape and culture laced with the personal dreams she is unafraid to express. The Sabas family lives in a small Jordanian town that for centuries has been descended upon by all manner of invader, the latest a scourge of disconcerting Evangelical tourists.
This collection features dagger-sharp precise language that illustrates the viscera of nature and the body. This is a story of flocks of birds so vast they made the sky invisible. It is also a story, almost as difficult to credit, of a collapse into extinction so startling to the inhabitants of the New World as to provoke a mystery. This is a classic Catalan work about love, family, and class during the Spanish Civil war. Joan Sales, a combatant in the War, distilled his experiences into a timeless story of thwarted love, lost youth, and crushed illusions.
A thrilling epic that has drawn comparison with the work of Dostoyevsky and Stendhal, Uncertain Glory is a homegrown counterpart to classics such as Homage to Catalonia and For Whom the Bell Tolls.
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In her fourth book, Lisa Olstein employs her signature wit, wordplay, candor, and absurdity in poems that are her most personal—and political—to date. Of course she loved him, but she had a low tolerance for him. She got to hang with his mom whenever Elvis came out here to see his dad.
She spun a little on the stool so that her body was facing him.