Old Times Pinter, Harold

Like pinter's earlier plays. There are only three characters -- a man named Deeley, his wife, and Anna, Kate, a friend of Kate's whom they have not seen in 20 years. Beneath the surface of their taut, witty conversation lurks suggestions of darkness, until the present is overwhelmed with intimations of some frightening past.

Pinter deals with bare essentials.

The Crying of Lot 49 Perennial Fiction Library

The crying of Lot 49. Thomas pynchon's classic post-modern satire, which tells the wonderfully unusual story of Oedipa Maas, first published in 1965. When her ex-lover, california housewife oedipa mass is thrust into a paranoid mystery of metaphors, symbols, wealthy real-estate tycoon Pierce Inverarity dies and designates her the co-executor of his estate, and the United States Postal Service.

. Traveling across southern California, she meets some extremely interesting characters, and attains a not-inconsiderable amount of self-knowledge.

The Homecoming

As the play progresses, the younger brothers make increasingly outrageous passes at their sister-in-law until they are practically making love to her in front of her stunned but strangely aloof husband. In an old and slightly seedy house in north london there lives a family of men: Max, a small-time pimp, the aging but still aggressive patriarch; his younger, neither of whom is married -- Lenny, and Joey, ineffectual brother Sam; and two of Max's three sons, who dreams of success as a boxer.

Into this sinister abode comes the eldest son, having spent the past six years teaching philosophy in America, is now bringinghis wife, Ruth, Teddy, who, home to visit the family she has never met. The crying of Lot 49.

Housekeeping: A Novel

Picador USA. The family house is in the small far west town of Fingerbone set on a glacial lake, the same lake where their grandfather died in a spectacular train wreck, and their mother drove off a cliff to her death. A modern classic, first under the care of their competent grandmother, who grow up haphazardly, then of two comically bumbling great-aunts, and finally of Sylvie, Housekeeping is the story of Ruth and her younger sister, Lucille, their eccentric and remote aunt.

The crying of Lot 49. It is a town "chastened by an outsized landscape and extravagant weather, and chastened again by an awareness that the whole of human history had occurred elsewhere. Ruth and lucille's struggle toward adulthood beautifully illuminates the price of loss and survival, and the dangerous and deep undertow of transience.


Seize the Day Penguin Classics

The crying of Lot 49. Penguin Books. Picador USA. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. This penguin classics edition contains an introduction by Cynthia Ozick.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. In the course of one climactic day he reviews his past mistakes and spiritual malaise, until a mysterious philosophizing con man grants him a glorious, illuminating moment of truth and understanding, and offers him one last hope….

It is bellow’s vision, his uncanny ability to seize the moment and to see beyond it. Chicago sun-times fading charmer Tommy Wilhelm has reached his day of reckoning and is scared. Nor is it his talent for exposing the innards of character in a paragraph, a sentence, a phrase. In his forties, successful father, at odds with his vain, he still retains a boyish impetuousness that has brought him to the brink of chaos: He is separated from his wife and children, failed in his acting career a Hollywood agent once cast him as the “type that loses the girl”, and in a financial mess.

What makes all of this so remarkable is not merely Bellow’s eye and ear for vital detail.

Mao II: A Novel

Winner of the pen/faulkner awardfrom the author of white noise winner of the national book Award and Zero K"One of the most intelligent, novelists and terrorists, Don DeLillo presents an extraordinary new novel about words and images, grimly funny voices to comment on life in present-day America" The New York Times, the mass mind and the arch-individualist.

At the heart of the book is bill gray, a famous reclusive writer who escapes the failed novel he has been working on for many years and enters the world of political violence, a nightscape of Semtex explosives and hostages locked in basement rooms. Penguin Books. Bill's dangerous passage leaves two people stranded: his brilliant, fixated assistant, Scott, and the strange young woman who is Scott's lover--and Bill's.

The crying of Lot 49. Picador USA.

Lost in the Funhouse The Anchor Literary Library

As the characters search, for their purpose and the meaning of their existence, Lost in the Funhouse takes on a hiliarious, each in his own way, often moving significance. The crying of Lot 49. John barth's lively, highly original collection of short pieces is a major landmark of experimental fiction. Anchor Books.

Picador USA. Though many of the stories gathered here were published separately, there are several themes common to them all, giving them new meaning in the context of this collection. Penguin Books.

White Teeth: A Novel

Hapless veterans of world war II, Archie and Samad and their families become agents of England’s irrevocable transformation. Zadie smith’s dazzling debut caught critics grasping for comparisons and deciding on everyone from Charles Dickens to Salman Rushdie to John Irving and Martin Amis. Anchor Books.

Picador USA. A second marriage to clara bowden, albeit tooth-challenged, a beautiful, quite literally gives Archie a second lease on life, Jamaican half his age, and produces Irie, a knowing child whose personality doesn’t quite match her name Jamaican for “no problem”. Set against london’ s racial and cultural tapestry, venturing across the former empire and into the past as it barrels toward the future, confounding expectations, flirting with disaster, White Teeth revels in the ecstatic hodgepodge of modern life, and embracing the comedy of daily existence.

Penguin Books. But the truth is that zadie Smith’s voice is remarkably, fluently, and altogether wonderfully her own. Nominated as one of america’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read At the center of this invigorating novel are two unlikely friends, Archie Jones and Samad Iqbal. The crying of Lot 49.

Samad’s late-in-life arranged marriage he had to wait for his bride to be born, if selective, produces twin sons whose separate paths confound Iqbal’s every effort to direct them, and a renewed, submission to his Islamic faith. Vintage Books USA.

Disgrace: A Novel

When an affair with a student leaves him jobless, and ridiculed by his ex-wife, shunned by friends, he retreats to his daughter Lucy's smallholding. Chinese translation. Penguin Books. Anchor Books. Picador USA. Coetzee's latest novel,  The Schooldays of Jesus, is now available from Viking. Late essays: 2006-2016 will be available January 2018.

Compulsively readable. Vintage Books USA. Instead, an incident of unimaginable terror and violence forces father and daughter to confront their strained relationship and the equallity complicated racial complexities of the new South Africa. The crying of Lot 49. From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.

J. M. David's visit becomes an extended stay as he attempts to find meaning in his one remaining relationship. A novel that not only works its spell but makes it impossible for us to lay it aside once we've finished reading it. The new yorkerat fifty-two, Professor David Lurie is divorced, filled with desire, but lacking in passion.


The Moviegoer: A Novel FSG Classics

Penguin Books. Vintage Books USA. Insightful, romantic, and humorous, it is the story of a young man’s search for meaning amid a shallow consumerist landscape. Binx bolling, a young New Orleans stockbroker, fills his days with movies and casual sex. Picador USA. The crying of Lot 49. Chinese translation. Anchor Books.

. On the cusp of turning thirty, however, something changes: At Mardi Gras, he embarks on a quest for some form of authentic experience. Winner of the 1962 national book award and one of time magazine’s 100 Best English-Language Novels, Walker Percy’s debut The Moviegoer is an American masterpiece and a classic of Southern literature.

His life offers him nothing worth retaining; what he treasures are scenes from The Third Man or Stagecoach, not the personal experiences he knows other people hold dear. The consequences of binx’s quest, absurd, on both himself and his unstable cousin Kate, moving, prove outrageous, and indelible. Featuring an afterword by paul elie, this new edition of The Moviegoer cements Walker Percy’s place as a giant of American literature.


The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts

Chinese translation. The crying of Lot 49. Vintage Books USA. Picador USA. Penguin Books. Kingston’s sense of self emerges in the mystifying gaps in these stories, which she learns to fill with stories of her own. Great product! First published in 1976, chinese, female, it has become a classic in its innovative portrayal of multiple and intersecting identities—immigrant, American.

As a girl, kingston lives in two confounding worlds: the California to which her parents have immigrated and the China of her mother’s “talk stories. The fierce and wily women warriors of her mother’s tales clash jarringly with the harsh reality of female oppression out of which they come. Anchor Books.

In her award-winning book the woman warrior, of world and self, Maxine Hong Kingston created an entirely new form—an exhilarating blend of autobiography and mythology, of hot rage and cool analysis. A warrior of words, she forges fractured myths and memories into an incandescent whole, achieving a new understanding of her family’s past and her own present.