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 Fox Was Ever the Hunter pdf

The Fox Was Ever the Hunter  pdf

Title: The Fox Was Ever the Hunter pdf

Author: Herta Müller,

Genre: ,Fiction,Cultural,Romania,Historical,Historical Fiction,European Literature,German Literature,Nobel Prize

Pages: 237 pages

The Fox Was Ever the Hunter pdf

An early masterpiece from the winner of the Nobel Prize hailed as the laureate of life under totalitarianism,Romania—the last months of the Ceausescu regime. Adina is a young schoolteacher. Paul is a musician. Clara works in a wire factory. Pavel is Clara’s lover. But one of them works for the secret police and is reporting on all of the group.,One day Adina returns home to discover that her fox fur rug has had its tail cut off. On another occasion it’s the hindleg. Then a foreleg. The mutilated fur is a sign that she is being tracked by the secret police—the fox was ever the hunter.,Images of photographic precision combine into a kaleidoscope of terror as Adina and her friends struggle to keep mind and body intact in a world pervaded by complicity and permeated with fear, where it’s hard to tell victim from perpetrator.,In The Fox Was Always a Hunter, Herta Müller once again uses language that displays the “concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose”—as the Swedish Academy noted upon awarding her the Nobel Prize—to create a hauntingly cinematic portrayal of the corruption of the soul under totalitarianism.