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By Richard E. Kim

"Written in a temper of overall austerity; and but the fervour of the e-book is forever beating up opposed to its doubtless barren floor. . . . i'm deeply moved." -Philip Roth

throughout the early weeks of the Korean battle, Captain Lee, a tender South Korean officer, is ordered to enquire the abduction and mass homicide of North Korean ministers by way of Communist forces. For propaganda reasons, the clergymen are declared martyrs, yet as he delves into the crime, Lee unearths himself asking: What in the event that they weren't martyrs? What in the event that they renounced their religion within the face of demise, failing either God and kingdom? may still the folks be fed this lie? half mystery, half secret, half existential treatise, The Martyred is a gorgeous meditation on fact, faith, and religion in instances of concern.

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Download The Place of the Lion: A Novel by Charles Williams PDF

By Charles Williams

One guy needs to retailer the human race from overall destruction whilst a small British village is invaded by means of a terrifying host of archetypal creatures published from the religious world

within the small English city of Smetham at the outskirts of London, a wall keeping apart worlds has damaged down. The meddling and meditations of an area mage, Mr. Berringer, has brought on a rift within the barrier among the corporeal and the non secular, and now all hell has damaged unfastened. unfamiliar beings are descending on Smethem—terrifying supernatural archetypes wreaking wholesale havoc, destruction, and demise. a few citizens, just like the evil, power-hungry Mr. Foster, welcome the terrible onslaught. Others, just like the cool and highbrow Damaris, refuse to just accept what her eyes and middle inform her till it truly is a ways too overdue. just a pupil named Anthony, emboldened by way of his unwavering love for Damaris, has the braveness to stand the horror head on. but when he by myself can't someway restoration stability to the worlds, all of humankind would definitely perish within the imminent apocalypse.

a unprecedented metaphysical myth firmly established in Platonic beliefs, The position of the Lion is a masterful mixing of motion and idea through arguably the main provocative of the college of Oxford’s popular Inklings—the society of writers within the Thirties that incorporated such notables as C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Owen Barfield. With unprecedented mind's eye, literary ability, and intelligence, the amazing Charles Williams has created a really particular mystery, a journey de strength of the glorious that masterfully engages the brain, middle, and spirit.

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Download The Victim (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin) by Saul Bellow PDF

By Saul Bellow

Bellow's moment novel charts the descent into paranoia of Asa Leventhal, sub-editor of a alternate journal. together with his spouse away vacationing her mom, Asa is by myself, yet no longer for lengthy. His sister-in-law summons him to Staten Island to assist along with his ailing nephew. different calls for mount, and readers witness a guy wasting keep an eye on.

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Download Ivanhoe by Walter Scott PDF

By Walter Scott

Inglaterra, siglo xii. El joven y valiente Wilfred de Ivanhoe, hijo de Cedric, es desterrado por deshonrar a su padre. Wilfred parte como cruzado junto a las tropas de Ricardo Corazón de León para reconquistar Tierra Santa. A su regreso, los angeles situación en Inglaterra ha llegado a una situación extrema: el rey ha sido apresado por el duque de Austria y el reino, más debilitado que nunca, queda en manos de su hermano, Juan Sin Tierra, un traidor despreciable y sin escrúpulos. Solo Ivanhoe, con los angeles ayuda de Robin de Locksley «el legendario Robin Hood», tiene los angeles clave para defender su buen nombre y el de los angeles Corona.

«Walter Scott es nuestro padre. Nos inventó a todos.»
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Download Libro del desasosiego (Narrativa) by Fernando Pessoa PDF

By Fernando Pessoa

Sin duda una de las obras más personales, abiertas, inclasificables e imprescindibles de toda los angeles literatura contemporánea, está compuesto por más de medio millar de fragmentos que operan de una manera caleidoscópica, abriéndonos a un mundo en el que l. a. sensibilidad y los angeles lucidez se hermanan para mostrarnos un universo de una extraordinaria complejidad humana, todo bajo l. a. sombra tutelar de una ciudad, Lisboa, que lejos de ser un basic escenario, parece prestarle su alma a este libro magistral y extraordinario. l. a. presente edición, preparada, traducida y ordenada por Manuel Moya, recoge los angeles visión completa de un libro que figura sin discusión entre los clásicos del siglo XX.

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Download Le Chef-d'oeuvre inconnu - Gambara - Massimilla Doni by Honoré de Balzac PDF

By Honoré de Balzac

« L'œuvre et l'exécution tuées par l. a. trop grande abondance du principe créateur » : telle est, selon Balzac, l'idée commune aux trois Études philosophiques que sont Le Chef-d'œuvre inconnu, Gambara et Massimilla Doni.

Au début du XVIIe siècle, le peintre visionnaire Frenhofer est hanté par sa pièce maîtresse, los angeles Belle Noiseuse, à laquelle il travaille depuis dix ans, et que nul n'a jamais vue : Nicolas Poussin lui suggest un modèle féminin vulnerable de lui inspirer l. a. perfection qu'il veut atteindre (Le Chef-d'œuvre inconnu). l. a. même quête d'absolu anime le héros de Gambara, compositeur à los angeles recherche du « principe musical » situé au-delà de toute réalisation, et dont l. a. folie n'a d'égale que l'impuissance du ténor Emilio dans Massimilla Doni, récit à l. a. gloire de Venise et de l'opéra italien.

Comme l'écrivait Balzac en 1839, le lecteur de ces trois « contes artistes » apprendra avant tout « par quelles lois arrive le suicide de l'art ».

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Download Imaginary Magnitude by Stanis?aw Lem PDF

By Stanis?aw Lem

Those wickedly actual introductions to twenty-first-century books preface tomes on instructing English to micro organism, utilizing lively X-rays to create "pornograms," and examining computer-generated literature in the course of the technology of "bitistics." "Lem, a technological know-how fiction Bach, performs during this e-book a googleplex of adaptations on his simple themes" (New York occasions publication Review). Translated through Marc E. Heine. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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