100 One-Night Reads: A Book Lover's Guide - download pdf or read online

By David C. Major, John S. Major

ISBN-10: 0307480895

ISBN-13: 9780307480897

Readers in all places recognize that not anything soothes the spirit like sinking right into a significant ebook. If you're considered one of that chuffed band, you'll fast realize the authors of this encouraged interpreting advisor as kindred spirits. right here David and John significant have selected 100 books which can each one be delightfully ate up in a single quiet night. overlaying different types from delusion to fiction, heritage to humor, secret to memoir, this addictive quantity positive aspects books to compare your whole moods—by either celebrated writers and talented unknowns, including:

•  Russell Baker  •  Willa Cather  • Raymond Chandler  •  F. Scott Fitzgerald  • Graham Greene  •  Edith Hamilton  •  Dashiell Hammett  •  Helene Hanff  •  Ernest Hemingway  •  Patricia Highsmith  • Shirley Jackson  •  Henry James  •  W. Somerset Maugham  •  Mary McCarthy  •  Walter Mosley  •  Vladimir Nabokov  •  Patrick O'Brian  •  Barbara Pym  •  Phillip Roth  •  Vikram Seth  •  Isaac Bashevis Singer  •  C. P. Snow  •  Dylan Thomas  •  Evelyn Waugh  •  Edith Wharton  •  Laura Ingalls Wilder  •  Virginia Woolf

Each choice includes an exciting dialogue of what makes the publication unique, from an adventurous writing type to a different humorousness. The Majors additionally proportion insights in regards to the authors and literary anecdotes, in addition to suggest different gem stones on an identical topic or via an identical author.

A literary significant other to get pleasure from and consult with repeatedly, a hundred One-Night Reads is a masterpiece in its personal correct!

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The young boy loses consciousness within him for lack of the capacity in itself to suspend even for an instant the 36 A PROBLEM faculties of the soul. The stupors never achieve the loss of consciousness which is their end and, as such, their justification; proof is that Gustave at fifteen can present them as poetic ecstasies. As for the false death at Pont-l'Eveque and the attacks that followed, he often repeated that these were marked by a paralysis of his body which rendered him unable to speak or move-and by the incredible visions of his overcharged consciousness.

Must we therefore conclude that these surrenders are not experienced? Certainly not, nor should we conclude that they have no intentional structure. " Let it suffice at this point to note that from early childhood Gustave can neither surface comfortably in the medium of human praxis nor let himself sink completely into the unconsciousness of the inanimate world. His domain is pathos, the emotions insofar as they are suffered without being assumed, and which ravage him, then vanish, having neither denied or affirmed anything, lacking the power to assert themselves.

Although this seems to be a matter of inverse modes, they are actually the same with a different emphasis-sometimes the soul appears as an infinite gap and the world is swallowed up in it, and sometimes it is a finite mode of substance; thus imprisoned within the limits of its determination, it annihilates itself so that it can flow beyond its borders and realize its participation in the indivisible All, in the very movement that dissolves its particularity. Most important, the basic intention never varies-the goal in both cases is summation.

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