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Fresh Complaint
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The first collection of short fiction from Jeffrey Eugenides, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Virgin Suicides and Middlesex. Jeffrey Eugenides's bestselling novels have shown him to be an astute observer of the crises of adolescence, self-discovery, family love, and what it means to be American. The stories in Fresh Complaint explore equally rich-and intriguing-territory. Ranging from the bitingly reproductive antics of "Baster" to the dreamy, moving account of a young traveler's search for enlightenment in "Air Mail" (selected by Annie Proulx for Best American Short Stories), this collection presents characters in the midst of personal and national emergencies. We meet a failed poet who, envious of other people's wealth during the real-estate bubble, becomes an embezzler; a clavichordist whose dreams of art flounder under the obligations of marriage and fatherhood; and, in Fresh Complaint, a high school student whose wish to escape the strictures of her immigrant family lead her to a drastic decision that upends the life of a middle-aged British physicist. Narratively compelling, beautifully written, and packed with a density of ideas despite their fluid grace, these stories chart the development and maturation of a major American writer.

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Stand: 24.09.2020
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White
8,99 € *
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'Thought-provoking' The Times 'Bracing and fun' Mail on Sunday 'Staggeringly good' Eric Idle Candid, fearless and provocative, Bret Easton Ellis is best known for writing the era-defining novel American Psycho. In his first non-fiction book, Ellis opens up about who he is and sounds a warning about what he thinks is wrong with the world today. In this wide-ranging book he tells personal stories from his own life and explores the consequences of his fame. He writes with razor-sharp precision about the music, movies, books and TV he loves and hates. He examines the ways our culture, politics and relationships have changed over the last four decades. He also offers a robust defence of truth and freedom, perhaps the two things under the greatest threat in our society right now. White is blisteringly honest, powerfully opinionated, frequently funny and always entertaining. Whether you agree with him or not, Ellis is impossible to ignore. 'Funny and provocative . . . a winning mixture of incautious autobiography and caustic polemic, with plenty of sharp social observation thrown in . . . What a timely book this is' Mail on Sunday 'Very good . . . the best thing he has published for years' Sunday Times

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White
11,88 € *
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'Thought-provoking' The Times 'Bracing and fun' Mail on Sunday 'Staggeringly good' Eric Idle Candid, fearless and provocative, Bret Easton Ellis is best known for writing the era-defining novel American Psycho. In his first non-fiction book, Ellis opens up about who he is and sounds a warning about what he thinks is wrong with the world today. In this wide-ranging book he tells personal stories from his own life and explores the consequences of his fame. He writes with razor-sharp precision about the music, movies, books and TV he loves and hates. He examines the ways our culture, politics and relationships have changed over the last four decades. He also offers a robust defence of truth and freedom, perhaps the two things under the greatest threat in our society right now. White is blisteringly honest, powerfully opinionated, frequently funny and always entertaining. Whether you agree with him or not, Ellis is impossible to ignore. 'Funny and provocative . . . a winning mixture of incautious autobiography and caustic polemic, with plenty of sharp social observation thrown in . . . What a timely book this is' Mail on Sunday 'Very good . . . the best thing he has published for years' Sunday Times

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White
8,99 € *
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'Thought-provoking' The Times 'Bracing and fun' Mail on Sunday 'Staggeringly good' Eric Idle Candid, fearless and provocative, Bret Easton Ellis is best known for writing the era-defining novel American Psycho. In his first non-fiction book, Ellis opens up about who he is and sounds a warning about what he thinks is wrong with the world today. In this wide-ranging book he tells personal stories from his own life and explores the consequences of his fame. He writes with razor-sharp precision about the music, movies, books and TV he loves and hates. He examines the ways our culture, politics and relationships have changed over the last four decades. He also offers a robust defence of truth and freedom, perhaps the two things under the greatest threat in our society right now. White is blisteringly honest, powerfully opinionated, frequently funny and always entertaining. Whether you agree with him or not, Ellis is impossible to ignore. 'Funny and provocative . . . a winning mixture of incautious autobiography and caustic polemic, with plenty of sharp social observation thrown in . . . What a timely book this is' Mail on Sunday 'Very good . . . the best thing he has published for years' Sunday Times

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White
11,88 € *
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'Thought-provoking' The Times 'Bracing and fun' Mail on Sunday 'Staggeringly good' Eric Idle Candid, fearless and provocative, Bret Easton Ellis is best known for writing the era-defining novel American Psycho. In his first non-fiction book, Ellis opens up about who he is and sounds a warning about what he thinks is wrong with the world today. In this wide-ranging book he tells personal stories from his own life and explores the consequences of his fame. He writes with razor-sharp precision about the music, movies, books and TV he loves and hates. He examines the ways our culture, politics and relationships have changed over the last four decades. He also offers a robust defence of truth and freedom, perhaps the two things under the greatest threat in our society right now. White is blisteringly honest, powerfully opinionated, frequently funny and always entertaining. Whether you agree with him or not, Ellis is impossible to ignore. 'Funny and provocative . . . a winning mixture of incautious autobiography and caustic polemic, with plenty of sharp social observation thrown in . . . What a timely book this is' Mail on Sunday 'Very good . . . the best thing he has published for years' Sunday Times

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Sorry For Your Trouble
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'The god of small stories . A set of polished gems from a master craftsman' Sunday Times 'He writes about human beings and their disappointments with unfailing insight' Observer 'Finely crafted' Mail on Sunday 'American master' Daily Telegraph A woman and man, parted a quarter of a century, reunite in a bar in New Orleans as the St Patrick's Day parade goes by. A divorced suburban dad helps his daughter pick out a card for her friend who's moving away. A group of friends in late middle age, all once promising, reunite for dinner when one of their number loses her husband, but the gathering splinters when bitter revelations about their shared past emerge. Two teenage boys sit in a drive-in, the air thick with the scent of gin and popcorn and longing. A visionary collection of luminous landscapes, of great moments in small lives, of the people we carry with us long after they are gone, Sorry for Your Trouble takes disappointment, ageing, grief, love and marriage and silhouettes them against the heady backdrop of Irish America in the past and present. Earthily humane and profoundly wise, the collection reconfirms its author as the master of contemporary American fiction.

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Sorry For Your Trouble
12,99 € *
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'The god of small stories . A set of polished gems from a master craftsman' Sunday Times 'He writes about human beings and their disappointments with unfailing insight' Observer 'Finely crafted' Mail on Sunday 'American master' Daily Telegraph A woman and man, parted a quarter of a century, reunite in a bar in New Orleans as the St Patrick's Day parade goes by. A divorced suburban dad helps his daughter pick out a card for her friend who's moving away. A group of friends in late middle age, all once promising, reunite for dinner when one of their number loses her husband, but the gathering splinters when bitter revelations about their shared past emerge. Two teenage boys sit in a drive-in, the air thick with the scent of gin and popcorn and longing. A visionary collection of luminous landscapes, of great moments in small lives, of the people we carry with us long after they are gone, Sorry for Your Trouble takes disappointment, ageing, grief, love and marriage and silhouettes them against the heady backdrop of Irish America in the past and present. Earthily humane and profoundly wise, the collection reconfirms its author as the master of contemporary American fiction.

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Stand: 24.09.2020
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Junk Mail , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 582min
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Will Self is one of the most important British novelists of his generation, and he is as acclaimed in the UK for his outstanding, daring journalism as he is for his fiction. Now finally available in America, Junk Mail is an original selection of pieces from Self's nonfiction and journalism that will introduce American listeners to Self as a literary journalist par excellence. Animated by the scathing brilliance and unflinching determination to walk the road less traveled, Junk Mail is an often-irreverent trawl through a landscape of drugs, culture, art, literature, and current events - topics Self illuminates with a keen and entirely original eye. We follow Self into the operation of an upstanding crack dealer, behind the myth of the "pragmatist" approach to drug legalization on the streets of Amsterdam, and to lunch with Indian author Salman Rushdie. Whether he is writing about bad-boy British artist Damien Hirst, how literary renegade William Burroughs has changed our outlook on art and intoxication, or what the current state of transsexuality has to say about gender for all of us, this is a lively and necessary anthology from one of the defining voices of our times. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Lee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021858/bk_adbl_021858_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 24.09.2020
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Fresh Complaint: Stories , Hörbuch, Digital, 1,...
9,95 € *
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The first collection of short fiction from Pulitzer Prize-winner Jeffrey Eugenides, author of The Virgin Suicides, Middlesex, and The Marriage Plot.  Jeffrey Eugenides's best selling novels have shown him to be an astute observer of the crises of adolescence, self-discovery, family love, and what it means to be American in our times.  The stories in Fresh Complaint explore equally rich and intriguing territory. Ranging from the bitingly reproductive antics of "Baster" to the dreamy, moving account of a young traveler's search for enlightenment in "Air Mail" (selected by Annie Proulx for Best American Short Stories), this collection presents characters in the midst of personal and national emergencies. We meet a failed poet who, envious of other people's wealth during the real-estate bubble, becomes an embezzler; a clavichordist whose dreams of art founder under the obligations of marriage and fatherhood; and, in "Fresh Complaint," a high school student whose wish to escape the strictures of her immigrant family lead her to a drastic decision that upends the life of a middle-aged British physicist.  Narratively compelling, beautifully worded, and packed with a density of ideas despite their fluid grace, these stories chart the development and maturation of a major American author.  1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeffrey Eugenides, Ari Fliakos, Cynthia Nixon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002621/bk_aren_002621_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 24.09.2020
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