This is a reissue of a modern classic. This book catapulted Norman Mailer to fame on its first publication in 1948. ´The best war novel to come out of the United States.´ - ´´The Times´´. This is Norman Mailer´s first novel. It is the book that catapulted him to instant fame. A modern classic, on every American Literature student´s reading list. Based on Mailer´s own experience of military service in the Philippines during World War Two, ´´The Naked and the Dead´´ is a graphically truthful and shattering portrayal of ordinary men in battle. First published in 1949, as America was still basking in the glories of the Allied victory, it altered forever the popular perception of warfare.
One of the New York Times 10 Best Books of 2009-- now adapted into the feature film Certain Women, starring Kristen Stewart-- award-winning writer Maile Meloy´s short stories explore complex lives in an austere landscape with the clear-sightedness that first endeared her to readers. Don´t miss her new novel, Do Not Become Alarmed. Meloy´s first return to short stories since her critically acclaimed debut, Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It is an extraordinary new work from one of the most promising writers of the last decade. Eleven unforgettable new stories demonstrate the emotional power and the clean, assured style that have earned Meloy praise from critics and devotion from readers. Propelled by a terrific instinct for storytelling, and concerned with the convolutions of modern love and the importance of place, this collection is about the battlefields-and fields of victory-that exist in seemingly harmless spaces, in kitchens and living rooms and cars. Set mostly in the American West, the stories feature small-town lawyers, ranchers, doctors, parents, and children, and explore the moral quandaries of love, family, and friendship. A ranch hand falls for a recent law school graduate who appears unexpectedly- and reluctantly-in his remote Montana town. A young father opens his door to find his dead grandmother standing on the front step. Two women weigh love and betrayal during an early snow. Throughout the book, Meloy examines the tensions between having and wanting, as her characters try to keep hold of opposing forces in their lives: innocence and experience, risk and stability, fidelity and desire. Knowing, sly, and bittersweet, Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It confirms Maile Meloy´s singular literary talent. Her lean, controlled prose, full of insight and unexpected poignancy, is the perfect complement to her powerfully moving storytelling.
Portrays the contrasting personalities and nostalgic reminiscences of a group of American soldiers engaged in a combat operation against the Japanese during World War II.
White kids from the ´burbs are throwing up gang signs. The 2001 Grammy winner for best rap artist was as white as rice. And blond-haired sorority sisters are sporting FUBU gear. What is going on in American culture that´s giving our nation a racial-identity crisis? Following the trail blazed by Norman Mailer´s controversial essay ´´The White Negro,? Everything but the Burden brings together voices from music, popular culture, the literary world, and the media speaking about how from Brooklyn to the Badlands white people are co-opting black styles of music, dance, dress, and slang. In this collection, the essayists examine how whites seem to be taking on, as editor Greg Tate´s mother used to tell him, ´´everything but the burden?-from fetishizing black athletes to spinning the ghetto lifestyle into a glamorous commodity. Is this a way of shaking off the fear of the unknown? A flattering indicator of appreciation? Or is it a more complicated cultural exchange? The pieces in Everything but the Burden explore the line between hero-worship and paternalism. Among the book´s twelve essays are Vernon Reid´s ´´Steely Dan Understood as the Apotheosis of ´The White Negro,´? Carl Hancock Rux´s ´´The Beats: America´s First ´Wiggas,´? and Greg Tate´s own introductory essay ´´Nigs ´R Us.? Other contributors include: Hilton Als, Beth Coleman, Tony Green, Robin Kelley, Arthur Jafa, Gary Dauphin, Michaela Angela Davis, dream hampton, and Manthia diAwara.
Now hailed as an American classic, Tropic of Cancer , Henry Miller´s masterpiece, was banned as obscene in this country for twenty-seven years after its first publication in Paris in 1934. Only a historic court ruling that changed American censorship standards, ushering in a new era of freedom and frankness in modern literature, permitted the publication of this first volume of Miller´s famed mixture of memoir and fiction, which chronicles with unapologetic gusto the bawdy adventures of a young expatriate writer, his friends, and the characters they meet in Paris in the 1930s. Tropic of Cancer is now considered, as Norman Mailer said, one of the ten or twenty great novels of our century.´´
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From writer and producer on HBO´s THE WIRE and THE DEUCE comes one of the most critically-acclaimed crime novels of the year: ´He is, quite simply, among America´s finest crime writers. This latest story does not disappoint ... lyrical, beautifully observed and constantly surprising, it is a delight´ Daily Mail ´In his first novel for five years, Pelecanos demonstrates why he deserves to be regarded as one of the best American crime novelists ... It´s a moving tale, beautifully told´ The Times * * * * * Anna Byrne is a jailhouse librarian. In a place where hope is hard to find, the power of books can be a light in the dark. For some of the prisoners, her work is life-changing. Like Michael Hudson , her best student, who´s been locked up awaiting trial before his sudden release. He´s relieved to be free - to ´come uptown´, as they say - but can´t shake the question: why is the witness who put him behind bars is suddenly refusing to testify? There´s a man who might have the answer, but he wants something first. Phil Ornazian is a private investigator who moonlights as a petty criminal. He´s not exactly proud of it, but times are hard in Washington, D.C. People have to change to survive, or die trying. But everything comes at a price and, at some point, everyone has to pay... * * * * * Praise for George Pelecanos: ´Perhaps the greatest living American crime writer´ Stephen King ´Outstanding´ Sunday Telegraph ´Powerful´ Observer ´American crime writing at its finest´ Independent on Sunday ´Terrific´ Elmore Leonard ´Powerful´ Michael Connelly ´I love the way he writes: economical, rhythmic, elliptical and angrily political´ Val McDermid ´Hard-boiled fiction with heart´ Sunday Telegraph ´Pelecanos has joined James Lee Burke and Lawrence Block at the high table of contemporary crime greats´ The Times ´The coolest writer in America´ GQ ´Gold-standard character-driven crime writing that few will ever match´ Financial Times
The Innocent is a startlingly prescient novel from Booker prize-winning Sunday Times bestselling author Ian McEwan. Into a Berlin wrenched between East and West, comes twenty-five-year-old Leonard Marnham, assigned to a British-American surveillance team. Though only a pawn in an international plot, Leonard uses his secret work to escape the bonds of his ordinary life. The promise of his new life begins to be fulfilled as Leonard becomes a crucial part of the surveillance team, while simultaneously being initiated into a new world of love and sex by Maria, a beautiful young German woman. It is a promise that turns to horror in the course of one terrible evening - a night when Leonard Marnham learns just how much of his innocence he´s willing to shed. ´The plot crackles like thin ice with dread and suspense´ Mail on Sunday