Where I’m Calling From: New and Selected Stories pdf

Where I'm Calling From: New and Selected Stories  pdf

Title: Where I’m Calling From: New and Selected Stories pdf

Author: Raymond Carver

Genre: ,Short Stories,Fiction,Literature,Classics,Literature,American

Pages: 544 pages

Where I’m Calling From: New and Selected Stories pdf

By the time of his early death in 1988, Raymond Carver had established himself as one of the greatest practitioners of the American short story, a writer who had not only found his own voice but imprinted it in the imaginations of thousands of readers. ,’Where I’m Calling From’, his last collection, encompasses classic stories from ‘Cathedral’, ‘What We Talk About When We Talk About Love’ and earlier Carver volumes, along with seven new works previosly unpublished in book form. ,Together, these 37 stories give us a superb overview of Carver’s life work and show us why he was so widely imitated but never equaled.

 

Farewell, My Lovely pdf

Farewell, My Lovely  pdf

Title: Farewell, My Lovely pdf

Author: Raymond Chandler

Genre: ,Mystery,Fiction,Mystery,Crime,Mystery,Noir,Classics,Mystery,Detective,Literature,American,Thriller,Mystery Thriller,Thriller,Novels

Pages: 292 pages

Farewell, My Lovely pdf

Marlowe’s about to give up on a completely routine case when he finds himself in the wrong place at the right time to get caught up in a murder that leads to a ring of jewel thieves, another murder, a fortune-teller, a couple more murders, and more corruption than your average graveyard.

 

Post Office pdf

Post Office  pdf

Title: Post Office pdf

Author: Charles Bukowski

Genre: ,Fiction,Classics,Novels,Literature,Mystery,Thriller,Literature,American,Contemporary,Drama,Suspense

Pages: 162 pages

Post Office pdf

“It began as a mistake.” By middle age, Henry Chinaski has lost more than twelve years of his life to the U.S. Postal Service. In a world where his three true, bitter pleasures are women, booze, and racetrack betting, he somehow drags his hangover out of bed every dawn to lug waterlogged mailbags up mud-soaked mountains, outsmart vicious guard dogs, and pray to survive the day-to-day trials of sadistic bosses and certifiable coworkers.,This classic 1971 novel–the one that catapulted its author to national fame–is the perfect introduction to the grimly hysterical world of legendary writer, poet, and Dirty Old Man Charles Bukowski and his fictional alter ego, Chinaski.

 

Moon Palace pdf

Moon Palace  pdf

Title: Moon Palace pdf

Author: Paul Auster

Genre: ,Fiction,Literature,American,Contemporary

Pages: 320 pages

Moon Palace pdf

Marco Stanley Fogg is an orphan, a child of the sixties, a quester tirelessly seeking the key to his past, the answers to the ultimate riddle of his fate. As Marco sets out on a journey from the canyons of Manhattan to the deserts of Utah, he encounters a gallery of characters and a series of events as rich and surprising as any in modern fiction.,Beginning during the summer that men first walked on the moon, and moving backward and forward in time to span three generations, Moon Palace is propelled by coincidence and memory, and illuminated by marvelous flights of lyricism and wit. Here is the most entertaining and moving novel yet from an author well known for his breathtaking imagination.

 

The Selected Writings of Edgar Allan Poe pdf

The Selected Writings of Edgar Allan Poe  pdf

Title: The Selected Writings of Edgar Allan Poe pdf

Author: Edgar Allan Poe,

Genre: ,Classics,Poetry,Fiction,Horror,Short Stories,Gothic,Writing,Essays,Literature,American,Literature,Mystery

Pages: 1024 pages

The Selected Writings of Edgar Allan Poe pdf

Thompson (English and comparative literature, Purdue U.) relies on Poe’s original works as they were first published, solving the problem of Poe’s rewriting habit. Among his selections Thompson includes poems, tales and sketches, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym and passages from Eureka: An Essay in the Material and Spiritual Universe.

 

The Winter of Our Discontent pdf

The Winter of Our Discontent  pdf

Title: The Winter of Our Discontent pdf

Author: John Steinbeck,

Genre: ,Classics,Fiction,Literature,Literature,American,Novels,Literary Fiction,Classics,Classic Literature,Literature,20th Century,Nobel Prize,The United States Of America

Pages: 336 pages

The Winter of Our Discontent pdf

Ethan Allen Hawley, the protagonist of Steinbeck’s last novel, works as a clerk in a grocery store that his family once owned. With Ethan no longer a member of Long Island’s aristocratic class, his wife is restless, and his teenage children are hungry for the tantalizing material comforts he cannot provide. Then one day, in a moment of moral crisis, Ethan decides to take a holiday from his own scrupulous standards.,Set in Steinbeck’s contemporary 1960 America, the novel explores the tenuous line between private and public honesty that today ranks it alongside his most acclaimed works of penetrating insight into the American condition. This edition features an introduction and notes by Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw.

 

The Crying of Lot 49 pdf

The Crying of Lot 49  pdf

Title: The Crying of Lot 49 pdf

Author: Thomas Pynchon

Genre: ,Fiction,Classics,Literature,Novels,Literature,American

Pages: 152 pages

The Crying of Lot 49 pdf

Suffused with rich satire, chaotic brilliance, verbal turbulence and wild humor, The Crying of Lot 49 opens as Oedipa Maas discovers that she has been made executrix of a former lover’s estate. The performance of her duties sets her on a strange trail of detection, in which bizarre characters crowd in to help or confuse her. But gradually, death, drugs, madness and marriage combine to leave Oedipa in isolation on the threshold of revelation, awaiting the Crying of Lot 49.

 

Bastard Out of Carolina pdf

Bastard Out of Carolina  pdf

Title: Bastard Out of Carolina pdf

Author: Dorothy Allison

Genre: ,Fiction,Classics,American,Southern,Young Adult,Coming Of Age,Novels

Pages: 320 pages

Bastard Out of Carolina pdf

Greenville County, South Carolina, is a wild, lush place that is home to the Boatwright family—a tight-knit clan of rough-hewn, hard-drinking men who shoot up each other’s trucks, and indomitable women who get married young and age too quickly. At the heart of this story is Ruth Anne Boatwright, known simply as Bone, a bastard child who observes the world around her with a mercilessly keen perspective. When her stepfather Daddy Glen, “cold as death, mean as a snake,” becomes increasingly more vicious toward her, Bone finds herself caught in a family triangle that tests the loyalty of her mother, Anney—and leads to a final, harrowing encounter from which there can be no turning back.

 

Tropic of Cancer pdf

Tropic of Cancer  pdf

Title: Tropic of Cancer pdf

Author: Henry Miller,

Genre: ,Fiction,Classics,Literature,Novels,Literature,American

Pages: 318 pages

Tropic of Cancer pdf

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.”

 

White Noise pdf

White Noise  pdf

Title: White Noise pdf

Author: Don DeLillo

Genre: ,Fiction,Classics,Literature,Novels,Literature,American

Pages: 320 pages

White Noise pdf

Part of the Penguin Orange Collection, a limited-run series of twelve influential and beloved American classics in a bold series design offering a modern take on the iconic Penguin paperback,For the seventieth anniversary of Penguin Classics, the Penguin Orange Collection celebrates the heritage of Penguin’s iconic book design with twelve influential American literary classics representing the breadth and diversity of the Penguin Classics library. These collectible editions are dressed in the iconic orange and white tri-band cover design, first created in 1935, while french flaps, high-quality paper, and striking cover illustrations provide the cutting-edge design treatment that is the signature of Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions today.,White Noise ,Winner of the 1985 National Book Award, White Noise tells the story of Jack Gladney, his fourth wife, Babette, and their four ultramodern offspring, as they navigate the rocky passages of family life to the background babble of brand-name consumerism.