The Hunger Angel

The Hunger Angel
Title The Hunger Angel PDF eBook
Author Herta Müller
Publisher Metropolitan Books
Total Pages 304
Release 2012-04-24
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0805095462

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A masterful new novel from the winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize, hailed for depicting the "landscape of the dispossessed" with "the concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose" (Nobel Prize Committee) It was an icy morning in January 1945 when the patrol came for seventeen-year-old Leo Auberg to deport him to a camp in the Soviet Union. Leo would spend the next five years in a coke processing plant, shoveling coal, lugging bricks, mixing mortar, and battling the relentless calculus of hunger that governed the labor colony: one shovel load of coal is worth one gram of bread. In her new novel, Nobel laureate Herta Müller calls upon her unique combination of poetic intensity and dispassionate precision to conjure the distorted world of the labor camp in all its physical and moral absurdity. She has given Leo the language to express the inexpressible, as hunger sharpens his senses into an acuity that is both hallucinatory and profound. In scene after disorienting scene, the most ordinary objects accrue tender poignancy as they acquire new purpose—a gramophone box serves as a suitcase, a handkerchief becomes a talisman, an enormous piece of casing pipe functions as a lovers' trysting place. The heart is reduced to a pump, the breath mechanized to the rhythm of a swinging shovel, and coal, sand, and snow have a will of their own. Hunger becomes an insatiable angel who haunts the camp, but also a bare-knuckled sparring partner, delivering blows that keep Leo feeling the rawest connection to life. Müller has distilled Leo's struggle into words of breathtaking intensity that take us on a journey far beyond the Gulag and into the depths of one man's soul.

A Hunger So Wild

A Hunger So Wild
Title A Hunger So Wild PDF eBook
Author Sylvia Day
Publisher Penguin
Total Pages 370
Release 2012-07-03
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0451237455

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The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Crossfire series invites you to explore the seductive underworld where lycans, vampires and angels vie for supremacy in the second novel in the Renegade Angels series. Elijah Reynolds is the most dominant of lycans, a rare Alpha whose skill on the hunt is surpassed only by his primal sexuality. When the lycans revolt due to the iron fist of angelic rule, he steps into command, becoming both enemy and coveted ally in the conflict between vampires and angels. Vashti is the second most powerful vampire in the world, a lethal beauty with a path of devastation in her wake. Tasked with proposing an alliance between vampires and the lycans who killed her mate, Vash approaches Elijah, whose need to avenge a friend demands Vash’s death even as his passion demands her surrender. Soon, their enmity erodes beneath an all-consuming desire. Elijah has never encountered a woman whose warrior spirit and fierce sexual appetite rivals his own, while Vash is faced with the one man strong enough to be her equal. But as war looms, each must decide where their loyalty lies—with their own kind or with the enemy lover they can no longer live without.

The Appointment

The Appointment
Title The Appointment PDF eBook
Author Herta M. Ller
Publisher Macmillan
Total Pages 230
Release 2002-09-07
Genre Fiction
ISBN 9780312420543

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From the winner of the IMPAC Award comes a fierce novel about a young Romanian woman's discovery of betrayal in the most intimate reaches of her life.

Tales of the German Imagination from the Brothers Grimm to Ingeborg Bachmann

Tales of the German Imagination from the Brothers Grimm to Ingeborg Bachmann
Title Tales of the German Imagination from the Brothers Grimm to Ingeborg Bachmann PDF eBook
Author Various
Publisher Penguin UK
Total Pages 401
Release 2012-12-06
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0141198818

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'It was a very momentous day, the day on which I was to be slaughtered' Bringing together tales of melancholy and madness, nightmare and fantasy, this is a new collection of the most haunting German stories from the past 200 years. Ranging from the Romantics of the early nineteenth century to works of contemporary fiction, it includes Hoffmann's hallucinatory portrait of terror and insanity 'The Sandman'; Chamisso's influential black masterpiece 'Peter Schlemiel', where a man barters his own shadow; Kafka's chilling, disturbing satire 'In the Penal Colony'; the Dadaist surrealism of Kurt Schwitters' 'The Onion'; and Bachmann's modern fairy tale 'The Secrets of the Princess of Kagran'. Macabre, dreamlike and expressing deep unconscious fears, these stories are also spiked with unsettling humour, showing stylistic daring as well as giving insight into the darkest recesses of the human condition. Peter Wortsman's powerful translations are accompanied by brief overviews of the lives of each author, and an introduction discussing the notion of 'angst' and the stories' place in the context of German history. Translated, selected and edited with an introduction by Peter Wortsman

The Land of Green Plums

The Land of Green Plums
Title The Land of Green Plums PDF eBook
Author Herta Müller
Publisher Northwestern University Press
Total Pages 260
Release 1998
Genre Fiction
ISBN 9780810115972

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Mueller takes an unflinching look at the alienation and complexity of a rapidly changing Eastern Europe, focusing on a group of young friends in Ceaucescu's Romania.

Nadirs

Nadirs
Title Nadirs PDF eBook
Author Herta M_ller
Publisher U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages 135
Release
Genre
ISBN 0803235836

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Angel Time

Angel Time
Title Angel Time PDF eBook
Author Anne Rice
Publisher Anchor
Total Pages 388
Release 2010
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1400078954

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Contract killer Toby O'Dare accepts a seraph's offer to leave his violent existence in order to save lives, and finds himself transported to thirteenth-century England and challenged to defend falsely accused Jewish citizens.