Humourous Literary Fiction

Download e-book for kindle: Korte gesprekken met afgrijselijke mannen (Dutch Edition) by David Foster Wallace,Iannis Goerlandt,Leen Van Den Broucke

By David Foster Wallace,Iannis Goerlandt,Leen Van Den Broucke

ISBN-10: 9029087676

ISBN-13: 9789029087674

David Foster Wallace weet lezers moeiteloos mee te voeren naar plekken waar geen enkele andere schrijver ook maar in de buurt komt, zo ook in Korte gesprekken met afgrijselijke mannen. Deze uitbundig geprezen reeks verhalen is een opeenvolging van ingebeelde vraaggesprekken met mannen over hun relaties met vrouwen.

Wallace stelt onderwerpen als vervreemding en onconventionele seks met zwarte, droge humor in een nieuw daglicht. Hij toont mannen verstrikt in zelfrechtvaardiging, spraakzaam maar onwetend. Op schrijnende en hilarische wijze worden de kwellingen van hun seksuele relaties blootgelegd, waarbij duidelijk wordt hoe mannen echt denken over vrouwen.

De verhalen spreken zo tot de verbeelding dat er meerdere toneelbewerkingen van het boek zijn gemaakt, en het werd bovendien succesvol verfilmd.

De pers over Korte gesprekken met afgrijselijke mannen:

‘Het beste, meest toegankelijke boek van David Foster Wallace. Er is geen boek in de recente wereldliteratuur dat zo nauwgezet de wanhoop tot uitdrukking brengt van datende mannen op zoek naar een lief, en naar een consequent en waardevol leven.’ De Standaard

‘Hilarisch en zeer indrukwekkend.’ New York Observer

‘Net als Nabokov, de auteur met wie hij het meest gemeen heeft, beschikt Wallace over een onuitputtelijk arsenaal aan literaire spitsvondigheden.’ Chicago Tribune

‘Een zinderende satire op de intellectuele leegte en de egoïstische aard van de hedendaagse therapiecultuur.’ Seattle Times

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Get Phimosis (FICTION) (French Edition) PDF

By Georges Bitton

ISBN-10: 2748135687

ISBN-13: 9782748135688

Henry Golan a des problèmes sexuels. C’est en tout cas ce qu’il affirme à son psychanalyste qui ne l’entend pas de cette oreille. Il affirme que ces problèmes, le perturbant dans ses kinfolk avec les femmes, ont entraîné une déroute de son life. Il s’entend mal avec sa mère, avec son ex-femme, avec sa fille, avec ses collègues de travail féminines...Mais il va redresser l. a. barre.Phimosis est une tragi-comédie de l’existence qui rappelle que les symptômes que l’on met en exergue masquent souvent des traumatismes profonds.

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Montana Midnight - download pdf or read online

By David Emil Henderson

ISBN-10: 0615473016

ISBN-13: 9780615473017

For those that envision lifestyles in a Rocky Mountain village as "God's Country," imagine again.

"Montana dead night" takes you again to old 1974, while younger Nathan Chambers returns to Montana from Vietnam, in basic terms to come across new battles whilst town council appoints him mayor of Jackpine, MT (pop. 1555).

The city is aching from financial doldrums; Nathan's attractive spouse Valerie is looking ahead to their first baby; and his ally is urging Nathan to help a militant environmental backlash opposed to company kingpins who've selected to take advantage of the quiet Jackpine environs as "a large playground for the rich."

Author Henderson says, "This is a kind of character-driven stories that does not fall into the preferred genres. I name it 'Montana middle of the night' since it means that at any earlier time in its heritage, this kingdom hadn't rather made it to the next day to come. it truly is like several the arms on all of the clocks have been raised instantly up in give up to the prestige quo... till strong factions got here to make conflict, no longer love." 

"The Learjet," "The Fire," and "The hurricane" contain the novel's 3 elements, atmosphere the level for concerns and reasons that stay very important to this present day, in cities all through America. 

Henderson established this tale on his former stories as a newspaper writer within the nation's fourth greatest state.

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Cokcraco: A novel in ten cockroaches by Paul Williams PDF

By Paul Williams

ISBN-10: 1922198080

ISBN-13: 9781922198082

"From da kokroach standpoint, people are irrelvant. Kokroaches no like em. Doan wish em. don't even tink bout em. Doan take care of deh conversations. Books we love to devour, no longer learn. we would like people lifeless that will consume em too." — Sizwe Bantu, The Cockroach Whisperer, 2010.

Sizwe Bantu is the best African author of All Time – in keeping with Timothy Turner, failed educational and lover, who not just lives by way of Bantu’s phrases yet retains a massive rubber cockroach in homage to the author of the well known ‘cockroach stories’.

Inspired to shuttle to Bantu nation, Timothy takes up a place at a school close to where rumoured to be the reclusive writer’s place of abode within the misty Zululand hills. rather than drawing towards his resource of notion, Timothy is drawn right into a Machiavellian international of campus politics and suppressed desire.

As Timothy grapples with the secret surrounding Makaya, the tutorial he has changed, and the calls for of his scholars, really the horny Tracey, he needs to confront his personal paranoia, prejudice and lack of confidence in a look for the stunning truth.

Cokcraco is a thrilling, playful and witty novel that explores writing, identification and politics.

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Angels and Manners - download pdf or read online

By Cynn Chadwick

ISBN-10: 1500309540

ISBN-13: 9781500309541

Angels & Manners: Working-class unmarried mom Carrie Angel is elevating her teenaged sons in part eight housing whereas she finishes her carpentry certification. It’s now not the best position to elevate her boys however it is all she will be able to manage to pay for considering the fact that her divorce. Divorce additionally forces upscale Jen Manners and her green with envy daughter Emily from their cozy, suburban way of life into backed housing. Jen’s decade outdated Lit-degree and shortage of labor historical past ship her right into a process she proposal reserved for a distinct type of girl than herself.And so Carrie and Jen meet. girls with not anything in universal of their lives yet their monetary scenario and part eight housing. progressively they get to understand one another, even like one another. And jointly start to think that sure, lifestyles is what you are making it.

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Download e-book for kindle: Fesseur pour dames (FICTION) (French Edition) by Alex Basil

By Alex Basil

ISBN-10: 2748136705

ISBN-13: 9782748136708

Que peut-il se passer dans los angeles tête d'un jeune homme de trente ans lorque celui-ci fait le constat de son impotence professionnelle et affective ? Dans quelle société Victor Kalin croit-il donc vivre pour embrasser los angeles carrière qu'il s'est choisie ? Est-il cynique ou candide lorsqu'à bras raccourcis il fesse le derrière de ces dames pour de l'argent ? Le marché des petites annonces, de l’échangisme, des médias et des nouveaux conformismes sont journey à travel brocardés avec humour dans ce superior roman d'Alex Basil.

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Alle doden vliegen hoog (Dutch Edition) by Joachim Meyerhoff,John Kanon PDF

By Joachim Meyerhoff,John Kanon

ISBN-10: 9056725742

ISBN-13: 9789056725747

Joachim heeft het op zijn 18e wel gezien in de kleine plaats waar zijn vader directeur is van een psychiatrische kliniek. Hij hoopt als uitwisselingsstudent in Amerika een nieuw commence te maken en komt terecht bij een gelovig gezin in Laramie, Wyoming. Met uitzicht op de prairie, paarden en de Rocky Mountains. De voorspelde cultuurshock blijft uit, zijn gastouders zijn geweldig, het lesrooster is afwisselend en het basketbalseizoen staat voor de deur. What might be able to pass wrong? Alles. Met één telefoontje van thuis.

In Alle doden vliegen hoogschrijft Joachim Meyerhoff grappig en gevoelig over de moderne nietsnut die hij was once en over zijn eerste liefdes, leven in het buitenland, verlies, rouw, familie en je eigen weg in het leven vinden. Juist als hij zo stoer mogelijk probeert te zijn is hij op zijn kwetsbaarst.

Met zijn immens geliefde autobiografische reeks, gebaseerd op een theatervoorstelling is Meyerhoff in korte tijd een bestsellerauteur geworden. Eerder zijn al Wanneer wordt het eindelijk weer zoals het nooit is geweest en Ach, deze leegte, deze verschrikkelijke leegte verschenen. Zijn werk is meerdere malen bekroond en twee van de drie boeken zijn genomineerd geweest voor de Deutsche Buchpreis.

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The Revolutionaries Try Again - download pdf or read online

By Mauro Javier Cardenas

ISBN-10: 1566894468

ISBN-13: 9781566894463

Extravagant, absurd, and self-aware, The Revolutionaries attempt back plays out opposed to the misplaced decade of Ecuador's austerity and the stymied idealism of 3 formative years friends—an expat, a bureaucrat, and a playwright—who are as certain concerning the evils of dictatorship as they're not sure of every little thing else, together with every one other.

Everyone thinks they're the selected ones, Masha wrote on Antonio's manuscript. See About Schmidt with Jack Nicholson. Then she quoted from Hope opposed to wish by Nadezhda Mandelstam, simply because she used to be yes Antonio hadn't learn her but: Can a guy rather be held answerable for his personal activities? His habit, even his personality, is usually within the cruel grip of the age, which squeezes out of him the drop of excellent or evil that it wishes from him. In San Francisco, in addition to the buildup of wealth, what does the age ask of your so referred to as protagonist? No ask yourself he by no means returns to Ecuador.

Mauro Javier Cardenas grew up in Guayaquil, Ecuador, and graduated with a level in Economics from Stanford collage. Excerpts from his first novel, The Revolutionaries attempt Again, have seemed in Conjunctions, the Antioch Review, Guernica, Witness, and BOMB. His interviews and essays on/with László Krasznahorkai, Javier Marias, Horacio Castellanos Moya, Juan Villoro, and Antonio Lobo Antunes have seemed in Music & Literature, San Francisco Chronicle, BOMB, and the Quarterly Conversation.

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The Last of the Unicorns by Tom Benford PDF

By Tom Benford

ISBN-10: 1450568602

ISBN-13: 9781450568609

it’s a existence tale; it’s a love tale; it’s a lust tale;
it’s humorous; it’s unhappy; it’s whimsical;’s profound.
Bartholomew “Bat” Lynch is an Irish immigrant who involves the US together with his older sister, Mary, in the course of Prohibition. Bat is a rover, a thinker and, in lots of methods, a baby who by no means grows up. He’s witty, light-hearted, quickly to inform a shaggy dog story or even speedier to have a drink or . He works at a variety of occupations, notwithstanding such a lot are brief time period, and has memorable studies at each one.
An immensely likeable fellow, Bat is blessed with solid good fortune and has an uncanny knack for touchdown on his ft. yet his actual fortune in existence is Eileen, his spouse, who stands by way of him via all of it, unfaltering and steadfast.
undesirable blood exists among Bat and Eileen’s brother, Jerry, who additionally turns into his brother-in-law while he weds Bat’s sister. through the years Bat retains the darkish mystery he understands approximately Jerry to himself, and Jerry’s hatred for Bat festers. all of it involves a head in the course of Bat’s wake while divine retribution performs a hand in night up the ranking.
This tome comprises anecdotes that might make you snort out loud in addition to heart-wrenching passages that may evoke tears. It has innocence and intrigue, guile and goodness, decency and deception, mirth and mortality.
Bat Lynch - just like the fabled unicorn - is a most unusual and unforgettable personality you’ll be considering lengthy once you learn the final web page.

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