krainaksiazek the technique of the mystery story 20119434

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The Technique of the Mystery Story - 2836410663

97,48 zł

The Technique of the Mystery Story



The City - 2826960266

44,89 zł

The City Random House US

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Includes Dean Koontz's short story "The Neighbor" - first time in print!§§Dean Koontz is at the peak of his acclaimed powers with this major new novel.§§A young boy, a musical prodigy, discovering life's wonders - and mortal dangers.§His best friend, also a gifted musician, who will share his journey into destiny.§His remarkable family, tested by the extremes of evil and bound by the depths of love . . . on a collision course with a band of killers about to unleash anarchy.§And two unlikely allies, an everyday hero tempered by the past and a woman of mystery who holds the key to the future.§§These are the people of The City, a place where enchantment and malice entwine, courage and honor are found in the most unexpected quarters, and the way forward lies buried deep inside the heart. Brilliantly illumined by magic dark and light, their unforgettable story is a riveting, soul-stirring saga that speaks to everyone, a major milestone in the celebrated career of No.1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz and a dazzling realization of the evergreen dreams we all share.§§Praise for The City § §"Beautifully crafted and poignant . . . The City is many things: serious, lighthearted, nostalgic, courageous, scary, and mysterious. . . . [It] will have readers staying up late at night." - New York Journal of Books §§"[Koontz] can flat-out write. . . . The message of hope and depiction of how the choices you make can change your life ring true and will remain with you once the book has been closed." - Bookreporter §§Acclaim for Dean Koontz§§"Perhaps more than any other author, Koontz writes fiction perfectly suited to the mood of America: novels that acknowledge the reality and tenacity of evil but also the power of good . . . that entertain vastly as they uplift." - Publishers Weekly §§"A rarity among bestselling writers, Koontz continues to pursue new ways of telling stories, never content with repeating himself." - Chicago Sun-Times §§"Tumbling, hallucinogenic prose. 'Serious' writers . . . might do well to examine his technique." - The New York Times Book Review §§"[Koontz] has always had near-Dickensian powers of description, and an ability to yank us from one page to the next that few novelists can match." - Los Angeles Times §§"Koontz is a superb plotter and wordsmith. He chronicles the hopes and fears of our time in broad strokes and fine detail, using popular fiction to explore the human condition." - USA Today §§"Characters and the search for meaning, exquisitely crafted, are the soul of [Koontz's] work. . . . One of the master storytellers of this or any age." - The Tampa Tribune §§"A literary juggler." - The Times (London)


Rustic Baroque (Selský Baroko Anglicky) - 2839633017

44,99 zł

Rustic Baroque (Selský Baroko Anglicky)

Książki Obcojęzyczne>Czeskie>Česká současná

Culture, History, Language, And Indeed The Living Memory Of A Nation Fuse In Jiri Hajicek's Rustic Baroque And In The Additional Stories Included In This Unique Volume. Winner Of The Magnesia Litera Prize As The Best Czech Novel Of 2005, Rustic Baroque Is Set In South Bohemia About A Decade After The Velvet Revolution. The Story Recalls The Tumult In The Countryside During The 1950s Collectivization Of Agriculture, Sheds Light Upon The Torn Social Fabric In The Decades To Follow, And Characterizes How Czech People Of All Generations Struggle To Come To Grips With The Unresolved Remnants Of Their Past In The Years Since Totalitarian Communists Were Driven From Power In 1989. The Story Combines Drama And Mystery With History, Architecture And A Little Romance Against A Background That Is The Natural Beauty Of Southern Bohemia. The Characters Struggle To Resolve Their Feelings Of Guilt, Thirst For Revenge And Desire To Forgive. In The Original Czech, Rustic Baroque (Selsky Baroko) Was Awarded The Magnesia Litera Prize As The Best Czech Novel For 2005. In This Distinctive Book, Hajicek's Novel Is Complemented By Four Stories From His Collection The Wooden Knife. The Translator Has Added A Brief Introduction And Annotated The Novel To Enhance The Reading Experience For English-language Readers. This Makes Czech Culture And Language More Accessible To Readers, Who Immerse Themselves In The Scenes, Emotions, And Bittersweet Memories Of A Past That Yet Lingers Just Below The Surface Of Czech Society Today. To Read Rustic Baroque Is To Step Into The Living Memory Of The Nation. The Book Is Therefore A Must-read For Czech Language And Cultural Enthusiasts And Anyone Who Seeks To Connect With The Country On An Intimate Level. Indeed, In Combination With The Czech Language Original (published By Host ) Rustic Baroque Makes An Excellent Reader For Those Who Are Learning Czech Or For Czech Speakers Wishing To Improve Their English. "For Me, Personally, It Seems Not So Much That This Author Weaves Tales For Us Of South Bohemia, But, Rather, I Perceive That South Bohemia Divulges Its Stories To Us Through Jiri Hajicek's Capable Hands." - From The Translator's Introduction "Hajicek ... Has Successfully Discovered An Extraordinary Technique For Portraying Traditional Subject Matter. The Result Is Prose Written With Exceptional Feeling For The Poetry Of The Countryside, Observed From A Historical Perspective While Commingling The Present With The Past." - Ales Haman, Lidove Noviny (on The Czech Original)


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