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Short Story America, Volume Four - 2852937050

94,99 zł

Short Story America, Volume Four

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This Collection Of 33 New Short Stories Is The Fourth Volume In The Acclaimed Short Story America Series. Short Story America Is Known For Its Eclectic Literary Fiction, And This Volume Continues The Great Contemporary Tradition Established By This Superb

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Short Story America: Volume Five - 2851231510

99,24 zł

Short Story America: Volume Five

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Short Story America - 2852937049

94,99 zł

Short Story America

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This Excellent Collection Of 31 Contemporary Short Stories Is The Fifth Volume In The Acclaimed Short Story America Anthology Series Of Short Fiction, Featuring Tales By Established, Emerging And New Authors In The Tradition Of This Great Original Amer

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Spalona Żywcem Wyd. Kieszonkowe - Souad - 2846246553

11,15 zł

Spalona Żywcem Wyd. Kieszonkowe - Souad

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Opis - Pierwsze na świecie świadectwo ofiary zbrodni honorowej. Miała siedemnaście lat i zakochała się: zhańbiła rodzinę. Więc rodzina wydała na nią wyrok śmierci... Pokochała go pierwszą miłością. Myślała, że się z nią ożeni. Ale ukochany zniknął, a ona odkryła, że jest w ciąży. A w jej świecie to najcięższa zbrodnia... W zapomnianej przez Boga wiosce w Cisjordanii kobiety są warte mniej niż zwierzęta domowe. Tu mężczyzna jest panem życia i śmierci żony, córki, siostry. Brat może bezkarnie zabić siostrę, matka - córkę, kolejną bezużyteczną dziewczynkę, jaka się urodzi. Tu kobiecie odbiera się godność, a nawet życie zgodnie z odwiecznym obyczajem i uświęconą tradycją. A śmierć jest karą dla dziewczyny, która zhańbi rodzinę. Tak jak Souad. Wyrok wydaje jej ojciec. Szwagier dokonuje egzekucji. Oblewa Souad benzyną i podpala... SOUAD przeżyła - cudem, ale rodzina usiłowała zabić ją nawet w szpitalu. Na zawsze jednak pozostanie straszliwie okaleczona - na ciele i duszy. I wciąż musi się ukrywać; dopóki żyje, jej rodzinę okrywa hańba. Spalona żywcem, opublikowana pod pseudonimem szokująca opowieść o piekle, jakim było jej dzieciństwo i młodość, stała się międzynarodowym bestsellerem. Wydana w 37 w krajach książka przerywa tabu milczenia wobec istniejącej nadal w krajach muzułmańskich barbarzyńskiej tradycji. Nieludzkiego obyczaju, prawa mężczyzn, na mocy którego co najmniej pięć tysięcy kobiet pada co roku ofiarą zbrodni honorowej. Nazwa - Spalona Żywcem Wyd. Kieszonkowe Autor - Souad Oprawa - Miękka Wydawca - Amber Kod ISBN - 9788324159406 Kod EAN - 9788324159406 Wydanie - 1 Rok wydania - 2016 Tłumacz - 31182,maria rostworowska; Format - 110 x 175 x 14 Ilość stron - 224 Podatek VAT - 5% Premiera - 2016-06-23

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Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain - 2826816062

87,16 zł

Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain BERTRAMS

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This comprehensive volume of all of Twain's shorter works is representative of his vast humor and wit. "The Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain" includes the following tales: The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, The Story of the Bad Little Boy, Cannibalism in the Cars, A Day at Niagara, Legend of the Capitoline Venus, Journalism in Tennessee, A Curious Dream, The Facts in the Great Beef Contract, How I Edited an Agricultural Paper, A Medieval Romance, My Watch, Political Economy, Science vs. Luck, The Story of the Good Little Boy, Buck Fanshaw's Funeral, The Story of the Old Ram, Tom Quartz, A Trial, The Trials of Simon Erickson, A True Story, Experience of the McWilliamses with Membranous Croup, Some Learned Fables for Good Old Boys and Girls, The Canvasser's Tale, The Loves of Alonzo Fitz Clarence and Rosannah Ethelton, Edward Mills and George Benton: A Tale, The Man Who Put Up at Gadsby's, Mrs. McWilliams and the Lightning, What Stumped the Bluejays, A Curious Experience, The Invalid's Story, The McWilliamses and the Burglar Alarm, The Stolen White Elephant, A Burning Brand, A Dying Man's Confession, The Professor's Yarn, A Ghost Story, Luck, Playing Courier, The Californian's Tale, The Diary of Adam and Eve, The Esquimau Maiden's Romance, Is He Living or Is He Dead?, The 1,000,000 Bank-Note, Cecil Rhodes and the Shark, The Joke That Made Ed's Fortune, A Story Without an End, The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg, The Death Disk, Two Little Tales, The Belated Russian Passport, A Double-Barreled Detective Story, The Five Boons of Life, Was It Heaven? Or Hell?, A Dog's Tale, The $30,000 Bequest, A Horse's Tale, Hunting the Deceitful Turkey, Extract from Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven, A Fable, and The Mysterious Stranger. Nearly 500 pages of classic tales by one of America's most loved authors.

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Complete Short Stories - 2826763004

64,36 zł

Complete Short Stories Harper Collins

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The second in a two volume collection of acclaimed short stories by the author of Empire of the Sun, Crash, Cocaine Nights and Super-Cannes. With eighteen novels over four decades - from The Drowned World in 1962 to his final novel Kingdom Come in 2006 - J.G. Ballard is known as one of Britain's most celebrated and original novelists. However, during his long career he was also a prolific writer of short stories; in fact, many people consider that he is at his best in the short-story format. These highly influential stories have appeared in magazines such as New Worlds, Amazing Stories and Interzone, and in several separate collections, including 'The Terminal Beach', 'The Venus Hunters', 'Vermilion Sands', 'Low-Flying Aircraft' and 'Myths of the Near Future'. Set out in the original order of publication and frequently the point of conception for ideas he further developed in his novels, these stories provide an unprecedented opportunity to see the imagination of one of Britain's greatest writers at work.

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Candy Story - 2846871322

52,39 zł

Candy Story University of Nebraska Press

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Candy Story recounts a turbulent year in the life of Mia, a young woman whose apparent calm is perpetually threatened by inner doubts and outer catastrophe. Her modest dreams of happiness are dashed by the deaths of her mother, old friends, and her lover. Mia is a talented writer, the author of an autobiographical novel. Now, assailed by calamity and misfortune, she struggles with writer's block, confounded-at least for the moment-by the senseless world around her. Candy Story is the fourth novel by Marie Redonnet. Translations of the first three-Hotel Splendid, Forever Valley, and Rose Mellie Rose-are also available from the University of Nebraska Press. In its unadorned prose and passionate focus on the inner life of a young woman, this fourth novel is unmistakably allied to the earlier ones. It will enthrall Redonnet's admirers and win new ones. Born in Paris in 1947, Redonnet taught for a number of years in a suburban lycee before deciding to pursue a writing career full time. Since her volume of poetry Le Mort & Cie appeared in 1985, she has published four novels, a novella, numerous short stories, and three dramatic works. Alexandra Quinn is a program associate at The Academy of American Poets in New York. This is her first book-length translation.

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Hassler Whitney Collected Papers Volume 1 - 2848951591

408,64 zł

Hassler Whitney Collected Papers Volume 1 Springer Basel AG

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We present here the mathematical papers of Hassler Whitney. This collection contains all the published papers, with the exception of some short announcements that Whitney did not wish to be included. We also include the introduction to his book Geometric Integration Theory, and one previously unpublished manuscript on the four-color problem. The papers are presented under some broad categories: graphs

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Beatles - 2826633650

46,57 zł

Beatles BowTie Press

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A celebration America's ongoing love affair with the Beatles, four longhaired, oddly dressed chaps who appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show on Sunday evening, February 9, 1964 with half of America watching from their living rooms. Editor Ben Nussbaum traces the beginnings of this first internationally famous boy band, revealing how all four stars aligned to create the sonic sensation that changed the course of music history. Within just two months of the Fab Four's debut on Mr. Sullivan's variety hour, the band had secured all five top spots on BillBoard's Hot 100, and before year's end would sell an astonishing ten million records. Filled with dozens of color and black and white photographs, The Beatles details the rise and fall of the band, the stories behind the men, their relationships, the creation of the songs, the tours, the albums, and the unstoppable spread of Beatlemania around the globe. That the Beatles' legacy continues to fascinate music lovers and pop culture gurus fifty years since their meteoric climb is rendered even more remarkable when one considers that the Beatles would disband just six short years after they sang their first "yeah yeah yeah" on American television. In The Beatles, Nussbaum maps out the band's rise to fame in 1964 ("The Toppermost of the Poppermost" and "The Beginning") as well as three summers of grueling tours --sixty-six tours from 1964 to 1966 ("Twist & Shout"). The song-writing partnership between John Lennon and Paul McCartney, considered by many to be the most successful in history, is examined in "Come Together," revealing how the pair worked together and how their styles were vastly different yet complemented each other's, for a time. The chapter "We Can't Work It Out" discusses the inevitable demise of the Fab Four and how the men grew apart musically and personally due to the high pressures of becoming instant celebrities. In "Breaching the Iron Curtain," the Soviet Union's banning and bashing of the band only increased the youth of the U.S.S.R. to crave the Beatles more fervently and led to their further resentment of their government. Some two decades later, only upon the election of Beatles fan Mikhail Gorbachev did the first Beatles album get released in the U.S.S.R. Underscoring what Nussbaum refers to as "the grandeur of the catalog," Beatles experts Tim Riley and Patrick Foster choose their Top Twenty Beatles tunes, remarkably with only five songs in common. A special section will be welcome by all record collectors, the complete list of the twenty Beatles albums released in North America, including dates and song titles, from Introducing the Beatles, January 1964 to Let it Be, May 1970. The Beatles also takes a brief look at the long solo careers of the four artists after the dissolution of the band, including their musical highlights and lowlights. Other topics discussed in this vividly illustrated volume are the five top contenders for the "Fifth Beatle"( plus ten runners-up, including Little Richard and Yoko Ono), the story of Capitol Records exec, Dave Dexter, who nearly stalled the Beatles' entrance into America, and a section devoted to the band's children ("Here Come the Sons"), discussing the music careers of Julian Lennon, Sean Lennon, Zak Starkey, James McCartney, and Dhani Harrison.

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Deadly Embrace - 2852493173

96,86 zł

Deadly Embrace Brookings Institution

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Pakistan and America have been gripped together in a deadly embrace for decades. For half a century American presidents from both parties pursued narrow short-term interests in Pakistan. This myopia actually backfired in the long term, helping to destabilize the political landscape and radicalizing the population, setting the stage for the global jihad we face today. Bruce Riedel, one of America's foremost authorities on U.S. security and South Asia, sketches the history of U.S.-Pakistani relations from partitioning of the subcontinent in 1947 up through the present day. It is muddled story, meandering through periods of friendship and enmity. Riedel deftly interprets the tortuous path of relations between two very different nations that remain, in many ways, stuck with each other. The Preface to the paperback provides an inside account of the discovery of Osama bin Laden's Abbottabad hideout that led to the al Qaeda leader's demise. Accusations of Pakistani complicity in harboring bin Laden once again dramatized the ambivalence and distrust existing between two nations that purport to be allies. Riedel discusses what it all means for the war on terror and the future of U.S.- Pakistani relations. Praise for the hardcover edition of "Deadly Embrace": "Mr. Riedel, who has advised no fewer than four American presidents, knows power from the inside - something he is keen to share with the reader...His book provides a useful account of the dysfunctional relationship between Pakistan and America". ("The Economist"). "Bruce Riedel has produced an excellent volume that is both analytically sharp and cogently written. It will engage both specialists and the interested public. Essential reading". (Peter Bergen, author of "Holy War, Inc." and "The Osama bin Laden I Know"). "Riedel lucidly provides an overview of the last thirty years of Pakistan's internal politics, its relationship with the United States, as well as the various insurgent and terrorist groups with which it has had close association. The book is informed by his own experiences over most of this period as an intelligence analyst for the U.S. government. As usual with Bruce, it is brilliant, and quite sobering - yet hardly without hope". ("Foreign Policy").

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Fictional boxers - 2844862292

149,09 zł

Fictional boxers Books LLC, Reference Series

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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 150. Chapters: Sherlock Holmes, Captain America, Donkey Kong, Thing, Chakotay, Moon Knight, Nick Fury, Paulie Gualtieri, Rocky Balboa, Glass Joe, Christian Mann, Chan Ka-kui, Wildcat, Janae Timmins, Ian Beale, Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan, Cyril O'Reily, Father Mulcahy, Rorschach, Soda Popinski, Sailor Steve Costigan, King Hippo, Apollo Creed, Leon Small, Jim Branning, Bald Bull, Edwin Jarvis, Johnny Allen, Clyde Tavernier, Great Tiger, Don Flamenco, Piston Hondo, Absorbing Man, Chucky Pancamo, Super Macho Man, Happy Hogan, Chibs Telford, Ryohei Sasagawa, Mr. Sandman, James Robson, Bear Hugger, Balrog, Palmon, Von Kaiser, Aran Ryan, Joe Palooka, Disco Kid, Dennis "Cutty" Wise, Byron Williams, Half-Sack Epps, Zords in Power Rangers Zeo, Bibbo Bibbowski, El Diablo, Gaomon, Mickey Goldmill, Gangbuster, Kenny Wangler, Thomas H. Norstein, The Milky Way, Clubber Lang, Vince Faraday, Luke Duke, Crusher, One-Pound Gospel, Jason Cramer, Hamid Khan, Combat Kelly, Carlo Ricardo, Nick Geraci, The Calcium Kid, Hammer Harrison, Duke Woods, Steve Pasquin. Excerpt: Sherlock Holmes ( ) is a fictional detective created by Scottish author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A brilliant London-based "consulting detective", Holmes is famous for his astute logical reasoning, his ability to take almost any disguise, and his use of forensic science skills to solve difficult cases. Holmes, who first appeared in publication in 1887, was featured in four novels and 56 short stories. The first story, A Study in Scarlet, appeared in Beeton's Christmas Annual in 1887 and the second, The Sign of the Four, in Lippincott's Monthly Magazine in 1890. The character grew tremendously in popularity with the beginning of the first series of short stories in Strand Magazine in 1891; further series of short stories and two novels published in serial form appeared between then and 1927. The stories cover a period from around 1880 up to 1914. All but four stories are narrated by Holmes's friend and biographer, Dr. John H. Watson; two are narrated by Holmes himself ("The Blanched Soldier" and "The Lion's Mane") and two others are written in the third person ("The Mazarin Stone" and "His Last Bow"). In two stories ("The Musgrave Ritual" and "The Gloria Scott"), Holmes tells Watson the main story from his memories, while Watson becomes the narrator of the frame story. The first and fourth novels, A Study in Scarlet and The Valley of Fear, each include a long interval of omniscient narration recounting events unknown both to Holmes and to Watson. Doyle said that the character of Holmes was inspired by Dr. Joseph Bell, for whom Doyle had worked as a clerk at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Like Holmes, Bell was noted for drawing large conclusions from the smallest observations. Sir Henry Littlejohn, Lecturer on Forensic Medicine and Public Health at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, is also cited as a source for Holmes. Littlejohn served as Police Surgeon and Medical Officer of Health of Edinburgh, providing for Doyle a link between medical invest

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Omamori Himari - 2826709695

49,97 zł

Omamori Himari WARNER INTERNATIONAL

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Omamori Himari gets it very own companion book with Omamori Himari Volume 0! A luscious colour side-story comic starts off the volume as the girls of the series descend on a hot spring with their heavenly bodies! While that's a tough act to follow, the volume also includes a full-colour guide to the anime adaptation of this popular manga, along with a detailed character guide, another fanservice-filled short comic, hilarious four-panel comic strips, a short story by the author of the Omamori Himari light novels, and two short comics by guest artists! This is a volume that fans of this fantasy love comedy will not want to miss!

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Albums produced by George Martin (Music Guide) - 2836517120

120,63 zł

Albums produced by George Martin (Music Guide) Books LLC, Reference Series

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Source: Wikipedia. Commentary (music and lyrics not included). Pages: 107. Chapters: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles, Please Please Me, Help!, A Hard Day's Night, Revolver, Magical Mystery Tour, Rubber Soul, With The Beatles, Beatles for Sale, 1, Abbey Road, Love, Live at the BBC, Past Masters, 1962-1966, Introducing... The Beatles, Flowers in the Dirt, Flaming Pie, Yesterday and Today, Tug of War, Anthology 2, Anthology 1, The Beatles' Christmas Album, Pipes of Peace, The Beatles Stereo Box Set, Produced by George Martin, Yellow Submarine, Hey Jude, Give My Regards to Broad Street, Rock 'n' Roll Music, Anthology 3, The Beatles in Mono, The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl, 1967-1970, Sentimental Journey, Wingspan: Hits and History, Yellow Submarine Songtrack, The Capitol Albums, Volume 2, Meet The Beatles!, The Beatles Collection, The Best of Cilla Black, The Beatles' Second Album, All Shook Up, 20 Greatest Hits, The Early Beatles, The Beatles Box Set, The Capitol Albums, Volume 1, Live and Let Die, Rarities, Long Tall Sally, Reel Music, All the Best!, Blow by Blow, Love Songs, Beatles VI, Beatles '65, A Collection of Beatles Oldies, Por Siempre Beatles, Sher-oo!, Wired, Quartet, Cilla Sings a Rainbow, Something New, The Man in the Bowler Hat, The Beatles' Ballads, The Beatles' Story, Sessions, Surround Yourself with Cilla, Harbor, Holiday, 4-by The Beatles, No Place to Run, In My Life, History: America's Greatest Hits, The Beatles' Long Tall Sally, Souvenir of Their Visit to America, Beatlemania! With The Beatles, El Mirage, Seatrain, The Beatles in Italy, Sweet Inspiration, Day by Day with Cilla, The Beatles' Million Sellers, Twist and Shout, Hideaway, Silent Letter, Ludo, Images, Apocalypse, Four by The Beatles, Time Exposure, All My Loving, Extracts from the Album A Hard Day's Night, Eternal Melody, The Number Ones, Off the Beatle Track, Ferry 'Cross the Mersey, George Martin Instrumentally Salutes The Beatle Girls, The Beatles' Hits, Nowhere Man, Extracts from the Film A Hard Day's Night. Excerpt: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is the eighth studio album by English rock band The Beatles, released on 1 June 1967 on the Parlophone label and produced by George Martin. It has since been recognized as one of the most important albums in the history of popular music and is widely regarded as a masterpiece, including songs such as "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" and "A Day in the Life". Recorded over a 129-day period beginning in December 1966, Sgt. Pepper saw the band developing the production techniques of their previous album, Revolver. Martin's innovative and lavish production included the orchestra usage and hired musicians ordered by the band. Genres such as music hall, jazz, rock and roll, western classical, and traditional Indian music are covered. The album cover art depicts the band posing in front of a collage of their favourite celebrities, and has been widely acclaimed and imitated. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was a worldwide critical and commercial success, spending a total of 27 weeks at the top of the UK Album Chart and 15 weeks at #1 on the American Billboard 200. A defining album in the emerging psychedelic rock style, Sgt. Pepper was critically acclaimed upon release and won four Grammy awards in 1968. Sgt. Pepper frequently ranks at or near the top of published lists of the greatest albums of all time. In 2003, the album was placed at number one on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the ...

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Adventures of Captain Pamphile, and Delaporte's Little Presents (Classic Reprint) - 2840797492

46,25 zł

Adventures of Captain Pamphile, and Delaporte's Little Presents (Classic Reprint) Forgotten Books

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Excerpt from The Adventures of Captain Pamphile, and Delaporte's Little Presents If, following one of the most enterprising of our weekly journals, a French paper were to invite celebrities to summon up their recollections and supply lists of the authors who most charmed their childhood, we may hazard the conjecture that the name of Dumas would be found in many. This may surprise those who only know Dumas as the author of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, and The Black Tulip, and who remember, more or less vaguely, as a matter of literary history, that in 1829 he headed the Romantic Movement with his drama Henri III.; and it is perfectly true that the enormous success of his novels altogether surpassed the reputation he had previously acquired as the writer of entertaining travels and delightful tales for young people. It is not, however, uncommon to find in contemporary literature affectionate tributes paid to some one or more of these tales, and the title that is recorded most frequently is Le Capitaine Pamphile. Dumas wrote the first few chapters of Captain Pamphile as early as 1834, when they appeared in the second volume of the Journal des Enfants, the story being continued in the third and sixth and completed in the seventh volume. In 1835 the same chapters, entitled Jacques I. et Jacques II.: Fragmens Historiques, were reprinted in Dumas Souvenirs dAntony, which, containing stories so remarkable as Blanche de Beaulieu and Le Cocker de Cabriolet, were read by everyone who cared for the productions of the Romantic School. Jacques I. et Jacques II. had a great success, and in 1840, Dumas having completed the book, Dumont published it as Le Capitaine Pamphile, with the following editorial note: - "At last we find ourselves in the fortunate position of being able to bring before the public the interesting series of adventures associated with the name of Captain Pamphile. It has required no less than the time which has elapsed since the first four chapters appeared in the Souvenirs d' Antony (from which we have reprinted them in order to lay before our readers a complete work), that is to say, five years, to procure the necessary documents relating to the characters in this history. These documents were scattered over the four quarters of the globe, but, thanks to the good offices of our consuls, we have succeeded in gathering them together. We feel amply rewarded to-day for our trouble by the conviction that we are presenting to the public a book which is so nearly perfect that only professional critics, with their well-known justice and discernment, are capable of pointing out the slight distance by which the account of The Adventures of Captain Pamphile falls short of absolute perfection." The original text was not, however, exactly reproduced, and for the edification of the curious in such matters we translate the concluding paragraph of Jacques I. et Jacqttes II., which should be read after the mention of the captains purchase of a parrot on page 18 of the present edition. "Gentlemen," said Jadin, breaking off short in his narrative, "as it has proved impossible for me to find out whether the parroquet in question was a true parrot or a cockatoo, and as it was important to clear this point up, I wrote to Captain Pamphile, in order to procure the most accurate information as to the family of the new personage we are about to bring under your notice, but before my letter reached him he, having disposed of his cargo most advantageously, had set out on a second voyage to India. Mme. Pamphile did me the honour to reply to my letter, saying that her husband would be back in September or October next; I am therefore obliged to ask you to wait till then for the continuation of the history of Jacques I. et Jacques II." For general reading in France the edition of 1840 has been

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Children of the Days - 2844386332

49,97 zł

Children of the Days Penguin

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From Eduardo Galeano, one of Latin America's greatest living writers, author of the Memory of Fire trilogy, comes Children of the Days, a new kind of history that shows us how to remember and how to live. This book is shaped like a calendar. Each day brings with it a story: a journey, feast or tragedy that really happened on that date, from all possible years and all corners of the world. From Abdul Kassem Ismail, the tenth-century Persian who never went anywhere without his library - all seventeen thousand books of it, on four hundred camels; to the Brazilian city of Sorocaba, which on February 8 1980 responded to the outlawing of public kissing by becoming one huge kissodrome; to July 1 2008, the day the US government decided to remove Nelson Mandela's name from its list of dangerous terrorists, Children of the Days takes aim at the pretensions of official history and illuminates moments and heroes that we have all but forgotten. Through this shimmering historical mosaic runs a common thread, one that joins humanity's darkest hours to its sweetest victories. Children of the Days is the story of our lives. "Passionate and humane ...so funny and so moving". (Philip Pullman). "Galeano performs the sort of extraordinary feats of compassion, artistry, and imagination achieved in fiction by his fellow visionary Latin American writers, especially Borges, Garcia Marquez, and Bolano". (Booklist, starred review). Eduardo Galeano is one of Latin America's most distinguished writers. He is the author of the three-volume Memory of Fire; Open Veins of Latin America; Soccer in Sun and Shadow; The Book of Embraces; Walking Words; Upside Down; and Voices in Time. Born in Montevideo in 1940, he lived in exile in Argentina and Spain for years before returning to Uruguay. His work has been translated into twenty-eight languages. He is the recipient of many international prizes.

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