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Download La Déesse des marguerites et des boutons d’or: Une comédie by Martin Millar,Marianne Groves PDF

By Martin Millar,Marianne Groves

Aristophane est inconsolable : ses rivaux dramaturges monopolisent toute l’attention d’Athènes, un aspirant poète en mal de reconnaissance lui colle aux basques, ses acteurs sont incapables de retenir los angeles moindre réplique et son propre mécène semble avoir été piqué par l. a. mouche de l’avarice.

Comment La Paix, sa dernière comédie, pourrait-elle convaincre les Athéniens de s’opposer à l. a. guerre contre Sparte dans de telles stipulations ?
Mais il y a pire. Aristophane forget about que les généraux de Sparte et d’Athènes ont confié à Laet, l. a. déesse de los angeles bêtise et des mauvais choix, l. a. project d’instiller le chaos et le bellicisme à Athènes. Pour contrer l’influence de Laet, los angeles déesse Athéna dépêche Brémusa, une redoutable mais peu loquace amazone, et Métris, une nymphe désarmante de naïveté au secours de La Paix.

Jonglant entre les mouvements d’humeur de dieux tatillons, des débats politiques qui rappellent furieusement ceux du XXIe siècle, les luttes intestines dans les coulisses d’un théâtre et un aperçu de los angeles vie dans los angeles Grèce old, Martin Millar compose une farce spirituelle et castle à-propos sur nos petits et grands travers.

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L’Agora ne désemplissait jamais. Tout le monde venait y faire ses classes. Les pièces volaient de bouche en major et de major en caisse, au rythme des produits achetés et vendus. Les marchands criaient leurs prix, les amis se saluaient et se donnaient des nouvelles, de temps à autre un petit garçon échappait à los angeles surveillance de son tuteur pour venir chercher safe haven derrière les étals. À quelques jours du pageant des Dionysies, los angeles position était noire de monde.
Aristophane aimait beaucoup cet endroit. Non qu’il fût particulièrement doué pour faire le marché ou tenir une maison – pour l’essentiel, il laissait cela à son majordome Epiktetos – mais l’Agora était un very good terrain d’observation, et l’une des principales assets d’inspiration des pièces qu’il écrivait. Les gens savaient qu’Aristophane les observait. Cela ne les dérangeait pas. Pour beaucoup, c’était devenu un sujet de plaisanterie.

CE QU'EN PENSE los angeles CRITIQUE

- « Un roman à los angeles Martin Millar, c’est-à-dire avec un cœur grand comme ça, drôle voire timbré sur les bords, et bien plus profond qu’il n’en a l’air de best abord. » - Jonathan Wright, The Guardian
- « L’intrigue et les personnages de Martin Millar sont à los angeles limite de l’univers de l. a. bande-dessinée, mais l’auteur a serti son récit d’informations passionnantes sur l’époque et los angeles comédie grecque. Les chapitres très courts, l’alternance des issues de vue des personnages principaux donnent à ce roman un rythme maniaco-euphorique des plus plaisants. Une lecture d’évasion diablement intelligente. » - Publishers Weekly
- « Martin Millar mélange les personnages réels et les fictifs, les dieux, les personnages de los angeles mythologie grecque dans une histoire un peu folle, naïve, drôle, réjouissante, un pur bonheur de lecture qui amène le sourire à quasiment toutes les pages. » - Yves Mabon, Lyvres.fr

À PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR

Martin Millar est né à Glasgow, en Ecosse, et vit à Londres. Ses romans sont traduits dans le monde entier. Sous le pseudonyme de Martin Scott, il est aussi l’auteur de l. a. série de science-fiction Thraxas, qui a remporté en 2000 le international delusion Award dans l. a. catégorie « roman ». Neil Gaiman, qui compte parmi ses plus grands admirateurs, l’a comparé à « un Kurt Vonnegut qui aurait european les pires fréquentations du monde ». Après Les petites fées de New York et les deux tomes de l. a. série Kalix, La Déesse des marguerites et des boutons d’or est le quatrième roman de Martin Millar publié aux éditions Intervalles.

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Download Hass macht mobil: Wichsvorlagen für Scheintote 2 (German by Jan Off,Brian Deatt,Björn Geringhoff,Heinrich Hass PDF

By Jan Off,Brian Deatt,Björn Geringhoff,Heinrich Hass

Die vier Autoren dieses Kurzgeschichtenbandes könnten unterschiedlicher nicht sein. Heinrich Hass liebt Klassik, Björn Geringhoff hat sich dem Grindcore verschrieben, Brian Deatt verachtet jede shape von Musik, Jan Off ist taub.
Aber sie alle eint der Hass. Der Hass auf sich selbst, der Hass aufeinander, der Hass auf Samenergüsse, Sonnenlicht und Sauerstoff, vor allem aber der Hass auf die Literatur.
Teil 2 der vier Teile der Trilogie "Wixanleitung für Scheintote", von Jan Off mit Freunden

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Download Und Danke für den Apfel: Eine kurze Geschichte der by Raoul Biltgen PDF

By Raoul Biltgen

Die Menschheitsgeschichte in einem rasanten Schnelldurchlauf

Hat Julius Cäsar mit Brutus Würfel gespielt? Nach wem wurde die Venus von Willendorf gefertigt? was once hat Mona Lisas Mann zu Da Vincis Bild gesagt? Schauspieler und Schriftsteller Raoul Biltgen bittet die Akteure selbst zu Wort. Erfinder und Entdecker, Lenker und Denker, Künstler und Macher sprechen selbst. Ihre Monologe geben Einblick in die großen Momente in ihrem Leben, aus denen dann, später einmal, Geschichte wurde: Menschheitsgeschichte.

Sprachlich brillant, kurzweilig und überraschend präsentiert sich dieses Geschichtsbuch jenseits von staubigen Daten und grauen Fakten

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Download Die Welt steht auf kein' Fall mehr lang: Nestroy für by Johann Nestroy,Brigitte Sinhuber PDF

By Johann Nestroy,Brigitte Sinhuber

Zum Jubiläum die besten Sentenzen und Weisheiten

"Die Welt steht auf kein' Fall mehr lang" singt Knieriem in seinem Couplet in Lumpazivagabundus, aber solange die Welt steht, wird guy Nestroy spielen.
Als österreichischen Shakespeare hat ihn unter anderem Egon Friedell bezeichnet, als einzigen österreichischen Philosophen. Nestroy, der souveräne und radikale Skeptiker, "zerleuchtet" förmlich Menschen und Dinge und tischt uns auf diesem Wege eine sprudelnde Fülle von gültigen Weisheiten und intimer Seelenkunde auf - unter dem ewig gültigen Motto: "Der Mensch ist intestine, aber die Leut' san so schlecht".
Sprüche, Sentenzen, Pointen, die inzwischen zu Klassikern geworden sind, von "Wenn alle Stricke reißen, häng ich mich auf" bis "Ja, ja lang leben will halt alles, aber alt werden will kein Mensch" enthält dieses Buch zum Nachlesen, Zitieren, Vergnügen und G'scheiter werden, eine Fülle vom Besten, used to be das Genie Nestroy auf den Punkt gebracht hat.

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Download The Cube People by Christian McPherson PDF

By Christian McPherson

Christian McPherson’s debut novel The dice People pokes enjoyable at govt cubicle tradition throughout the lifestyles and occasions of a suffering computing device programmer/novelist wannabe. McPherson surrounds his protagonist, Colin MacDonald, with a solid of screwball characters whereas he toils away at his govt activity, struggles with fertility and goals of changing into a printed author. Recycled air, undesirable lighting fixtures and weird environmental place of work guidelines through day; scheduled love-making periods and rejection letters by means of evening, push MacDonald to aim to write down his manner out of his cyclical lifestyles tale. half tragedy, half comedy—with somewhat horror thrown in for fun—McPherson chefs up a boiling plot and a memorable anti-hero.

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Download Plato's Screw by L.D. Janakos,Kansuke Yamamoto (cover photograph) PDF

By L.D. Janakos,Kansuke Yamamoto (cover photograph)

An anti-novel outfitted on frames, chapters and an almanac(k) of items. Take a surreal picaresque trip into the absurd truth of labor, love and surveillance. An eccentric physicist and an ambivalent author employed to stick with him to gather impressions of his lifestyles locate their fact sandwiched among the absurd and the surreal as they look for the pathology of home windows, take heed to the final sounds earlier than the 1st utterance, and check out out how you can outsmart their inherited inadequacies or social ambiguities. up-to-date variation to compare the textual content of the coming near near second print version coming soon.

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Download Sweeter Than Tea: Volume 3 (The Sweet Tea series) by Deborah Smith,Kimberly Brock,Deborah Grace Staley,Susan PDF

By Deborah Smith,Kimberly Brock,Deborah Grace Staley,Susan Sipal,Clara Wimberly,Misty Barrere,Willis Baker,Martina Boone,Deedra Climer,Darcy Crowder,Jane Forest

by way of family,

love, culture and satisfaction are a robust brew . . .

The fourth of the candy Tea tale collections (SWEET TEA & JESUS sneakers, extra candy TEA, ON GRANDMA'S PORCH) treats readers to a landscape of Southern existence, either then and now. relations dramas, comedian mishaps, sentimental remembrances and poignant offerings remove darkness from those 13 tales via new and demonstrated authors. there is something for each reader: The gritty realism of a hunt for wild boars, the light grieving for a house now crammed in basic terms with thoughts, the humorous conflict among a girl and her recipe for deviled eggs, and masses more.

Come sit down a spell at the entrance porch. Prop your ft up, sip a chilly glass of candy iced tea, and lose your self in a life-style that is as impossible to resist as pecan pie and as unforgettable as a relaxing slice of watermelon on a sizzling summer time day. Welcome to a spot that exists among the pages of ways It was once and the way it could possibly Have Been--just a little south of the lengthy direction domestic. candy Tea Collections: candy Tea & Jesus sneakers, On Grandma's Porch, and extra candy Tea

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Download The Sarah Book by Scott McClanahan PDF

By Scott McClanahan

The Sarah booklet is grasp storyteller Scott McClanahan's portrait of affection and loss in modern West Virginia. up to this e-book occurs in Appalachia, it additionally happens within the universe. McClanahan’s has written a love letter to divorce, in a language someplace among Romantic poetry and a distilled mountain twang. The Sarah publication is an unforgettable story informed through considered one of modern day most interesting writers.

"Scott McClanahan's The Sarah publication is a livid exhalation of affection and harm and hate and tenderness and anger. this can be a chronicle of a pair coming jointly and breaking up. there's braveness in those pages simply because lots of what McClanahan information is grotesque and determined and raw―everything, nutrients, drink, love, heartbreak, to extra. The writing is so intimate you need to achieve into the booklet to avoid wasting this guy from himself yet you cannot. That impossibility is what makes this publication so memorable, so powerful." ―Roxane Gay

"Scott McClanahan's writing is so natural, sincere and instantly enticing, it felt like I wasn't simply analyzing prose: it felt like i used to be analyzing the prose. THE SARAH e-book is hilarious, unflinching and deeply unhappy. Its each bankruptcy, each web page, each commentary an addictive satisfaction. I learn it in a single sitting and days later am nonetheless stumbling round from its unforeseen wallop." ―Maria Semple

"The romance and destruction of a wedding. i could not positioned it down. Written with the entire punches left in. McClanahan exhibits us the dents and scrapes and breakdowns of a guy attempting to be to a husband and father whereas even as sabotaging the very issues he loves. Unnerving yet remarkable." ―Willy Vlautin

"Remarkably painful, humorous, and gruesome, The Sarah publication deals a very American kind of abjection. yet what is notable is much less the best way McClanahan makes us gawk at this sodden motor vehicle destroy of a existence, however the means within which, regardless of the entire messing up, he manages to the touch on whatever gentle and altogether human." ―Brian Evenson

"McClanahan is an Appalachian Bukowski." –Karl Taro Greenfeld

"McClanahan writes as though he should be the illegitimate literary offspring made out of an unintended coupling of Flannery O'Connor and Harry Crews after a protracted evening of bourbon consuming and whatever going awry throughout the birth." ―3:AM

Scott McClanahan writes like Walt Whitman and Barry Hannah had a love baby who grew up hooked on pace and porn and The background Channel. i have by no means learn something with loads wide-armed, grief-stricken love within descriptions of strip golf equipment and drug offers and excrement and highway kill and drunkenness and baby overlook. “McClanahan's prose is miasmic, dizzying, repetitive. A dashing river of phrases that displays the chaos and humanity of where from which he hails. He writes in an elliptical fever dream so contagious that slowing down isn't an choice. it might be like placing a doorstop in entrance of a dashing educate. this isn't a e-book you appreciate. it's one you inhale.” –The big apple Times

“Part memoir, half hillbilly historical past, half dream, McClanahan embraces humanity with all its grit, writing tenderly of criminals and outcasts, family members and the blood ties that bind us.”
—Interview Magazine

“McClanahan's prose is miasmic, dizzying, repetitive. A dashing river of phrases that displays the chaos and humanity of where from which he hails. [McClanahan] goals to lasso the moon... he's not a author of halfmeasures. the guy has objective. this is often his symphony, each be aware designed to resonate, to linger.”—New York occasions ebook Review

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Download No Good Brother by Tyler Keevil PDF

By Tyler Keevil

A high-stakes event of affection, loss, masculinity and morality, the wonderful new novel from award-winning writer Tyler Keevil introduces not going outlaws.

Tim Harding has spent the fishing season in Canada operating as a deckhand, making a good dwelling. whilst his hot-headed more youthful brother tracks him down on the shipyards in Vancouver, Tim senses difficulty. Jake is a drifter, a dreamer, an ex-con, and now he wishes assist in repaying a debt to the infamous Delaney gang.

So starts an epic, unpredictable odyssey throughout land and sea because the brothers trip right down to the Delaney’s ranch within the united states, chased by way of customs officers, freak storms and the gnawing feeling that their good fortune is ready to expire. yet whereas they are able to outrun the legislation, there’s no escaping the ghosts in their tragic kinfolk prior and nor is ready for who and what awaits on the different end.

Quick-witted and wonderfully saw, No strong Brother is a beautiful portrait of cohesion and loyalty, interpreting the lack of innocence and the binds that bind us.

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Download Zolang er leven is (Dutch Edition) by Hendrik Groen PDF

By Hendrik Groen

We leerden Hendrik Groen kennen door zijn dagboek Pogingen iets van het leven te maken. Samen met zijn vriend Evert en de andere leden van de Oud-maar-niet-dood-club probeert Hendrik zijn laatste levensjaren in een verzorgingshuis in Amsterdam-Noord zo aangenaam mogelijk te maken.

Van tijd tot tijd valt het Hendrik zwaar om de moed erin te houden. Gelukkig heeft hij de pen weer opgepakt. Met de hem zo kenmerkende charmante humor neemt hij de medebewoners, de directie, zijn vrienden en de ouderdom in het algemeen op de korrel, waarbij hij zichzelf zeker niet spaart.

De pers over Zolang er leven is

'De dagboekfragmenten zijn charmant, soms hilarisch.' Elsevier

'Op elke dag wordt weer even geniaal gereflecteerd. Actualiteit, humor en de zwaarte van het leven komen in perfecte balans aan de orde.' **** Boekenkrant

'Instant humeur-oppepper!' Zin

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