Download Hist Whist by E. E. Cummings (.ePUB)

Hist Whist: And Other Poems by E. E. Cummings
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Overview: Now children can claim for their very own the puddle-wonderful (mudluscious) world where buds know better than books don’t grow, where little itchy mousies with scuttling eyes rustle and run and hidehidehide, and the ree ray rye roh rowster shouts rawrOO. Cummings’s poetry more than that of any other major American poet keeps faith with childhood. These twenty poems were selected by him and published privately in 1962. Hist Whist combines the original twentypoemes enfantinswith the first appearance of the beautiful and evocative line drawings of the young California artist David Calsada. His sensitive pen has captured the spirit of Cummings’s poems in its detailed rendering of a world that only poets and children can see.
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Download The Complete Poems of Michelangelo by Michelangelo(.ePUB)

The Complete Poems of Michelangelo by Michelangelo
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Overview: There is no artist more celebrated than Michelangelo. Yet the magnificence of his achievements as a visual artist often overshadow his devotion to poetry. Michelangelo used poetry to express what was too personal to display in sculpture or painting. John Frederick Nims has brought the entire body of Michelangelo’s verse, from the artist’s ardent twenties to his anguished and turbulent eighties, to life in English in this unprecedented collection. The result is a tantalizing glimpse into a most fascinating mind.
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"Wonderful. . . . Nims gives us Michelangelo whole: the polymorphous love sonneteer, the political allegorist, and the solitary singer of madrigals."—Kirkus Reviews

"A splendid, fresh and eloquent translation. . . . Nims, an eminent poet and among the best translators of our time, conveys the full meaning and message of Michelangelo’s love sonnets and religious poems in fluently rhymed, metrical forms."—St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"The best so far. . . . Nims is best at capturing the sound and sense of Michelangelo’s poetic vocabulary."—Choice

"Surely the most compelling translations of Michelangelo currently available in English."—Ronald L. Martinez, Washington Times

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Download Edwin Morgan by Edwin Morgan (.ePUB)

Edwin Morgan: Collected Poems (Poetry Pleiade) by Edwin Morgan
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Overview: This collection of lyric epiphanies reveals the focus and refocus of sequences, the wily relocation of words in concrete poems, and the weird rhythms of sound poems. The poet’s transforming imagination is democratic, generous, and inclusive. Even the sonnet form becomes a new experiment for a poet of questing and anarchic vision, unwilling to rest on rules. This volume includes Poems of Thirty Years, Themes on a Variation, and some 50 uncollected poems from 1939 to 1982.
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Download So Happy It Hurts by Anneliese MacKintosh (.ePUB)

So Happy It Hurts by Anneliese MacKintosh
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Overview: Ottila McGregor is thirty years old and has decided it’s time to sort her life out. She’s going to quit drinking, stop cheating and finally find true happiness. Easy, right?

Getting in the way of this plan are:

1. Grace, her best friend, who believes self-improvement is for people in their forties.

2. Mina, her sister, who is mentally ill, and it might be Ottila’s fault.3. Thales, the Greek guy who works in the hospital cafeteria – probably the best, most dangerous person Ottila’s ever met.

Told through a scrapbook of emails, receipts, therapy transcripts and other ephemera, this is an infectious one-off of a novel that makes you wince and laugh in equal measure.
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Download Between Love and Honor by Alexandra Lapierre (.ePUB)

Between Love and Honor by Alexandra Lapierre
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Overview: Jamal Eddin Shamil is only eight years old when he is stolen from his native Caucasus Mountains and whisked away by Russian soldiers to the glittering court at St. Petersburg. There Czar Nicholas takes a special interest in his exotic Muslim hostage, the eldest son of Chechen warrior chief Imam Shamil. In St. Petersburg, Jamal Eddin is immersed in imperial life, educated alongside the czar’s own sons and gradually maturing into the consummate courtier. Through it all, he remains true to the Muslim faith of his father—until he falls in love with a beautiful Russian aristocrat. To marry her he must convert to Christianity, a sacrifice Jamal Eddin is prepared to make for the woman he loves. But he doesn’t realize that there are greater forces at work, forces that have lain in wait for Jamal Eddin to come of age and serve the purpose for which he was groomed. And when he is called to return to his native land and take his rightful place as leader of the Muslims, Jamal Eddin must choose: reject his people to follow his heart or abandon his bride to fulfill his duty.
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Download Music for Wartime: Stories by Rebecca Makkai (.ePUB)(.PDF)

Music for Wartime: Stories by Rebecca Makkai
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Overview: Rebecca Makkai’s first two novels, The Borrower and The Hundred-Year House, have established her as one of the freshest and most imaginative voices in fiction. Now, the award-winning writer, whose stories have appeared in four consecutive editions of The Best American Short Stories, returns with a highly anticipated collection bearing her signature mix of intelligence, wit, and heart.

A reality show producer manipulates two contestants into falling in love, even as her own relationship falls apart. Just after the fall of the Berlin Wall, a young boy has a revelation about his father’s past when a renowned Romanian violinist plays a concert in their home. When the prized elephant of a traveling circus keels over dead, the small-town minister tasked with burying its remains comes to question his own faith. In an unnamed country, a composer records the folk songs of two women from a village on the brink of destruction.
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Download Walkabout by James Vance Marshall (.ePUB)

Walkabout by James Vance Marshall – aka The Children
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Overview: Mary and her young brother Peter are the only survivors of an aircrash in the middle of the Australian desert. Facing death from exhaustion and starvation, they meet an aboriginal boy who helps them to survive, and guides them along their long journey. But a terrible misunderstanding results in a tragedy that neither Mary nor Peter will ever forget…
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Download I’m Speaking by Rafael Guillen (Bilingual) (.PDF)

I’m Speaking: Selected Poems by Rafael Guillen , Sandy McKinney (Translator)
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Overview: Rafael Guillen’s poems are infused with the land and the people of Andalusia. He lays before us all the harshness and beauty of his country — the calm seashore and the violent revolutions, the wheat fields and the famine, the children and the laborers suffering through "days like hot coals". In light of this history, Guillen gives his words sharp edges tinged with a certain tender grief. A quiet force builds up behind the complex imagery and compact language as Guillen reflects on coming of age in Civil War Spain and situations of love, life, death, and faith in modern-day Granada, Paris, and the United States.
Sandy McKinney, working closely with Guillen, accurately captures the unusual syntax and emotional tone of the work of this important Spanish poet. Included here is McKinney’s interview with the poet where Guillen explains his connection to the tradition of Andalusian poetry, a proud literary tradition filled with a "sensual delight in the beauty of particular words, in their sound as well as their significance".
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Download Grace by Paul Lynch (.ePUB)

Grace by Paul Lynch
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Overview: A sweeping, Dickensian story of a young girl on a life-changing journey across nineteenth-century Ireland on the eve of the Great Famine

Early one October morning, Grace’s mother snatches her from sleep and brutally cuts off her hair, declaring, "You are the strong one now." With winter close at hand and Ireland already suffering, Grace is no longer safe at home. And so her mother outfits her in men’s clothing and casts her out. When her younger brother Colly follows after her, the two set off on a remarkable odyssey in the looming shadow of their country’s darkest hour.

The broken land they pass through reveals untold suffering as well as unexpected beauty. To survive, Grace must become a boy, a bandit, a penitent and, finally, a woman-all the while afflicted by inner voices that arise out of what she has seen and what she has lost.

Told in bold and lyrical language by an author who has already been called "one of his generation’s very finest novelists" (Ron Rash, author of The Risen), Grace is an epic coming-of-age novel and a poetic evocation of the Irish famine as it has never been written.
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Download The Journey Home by Olaf Olafsson (.ePUB)

The Journey Home: A Novel by Olaf Olafsson
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Overview: A lyrical and arresting novel by acclaimed Icelandic writer Olaf Olafsson about one woman’s redemptive journey home.

Disa Jonsdottir has managed an inn for years with her companion, Anthony, in the English countryside. Compelled by the demands of time to revisit the village of her childhood, she departs England for her native Iceland. Along the way memories surface-of the rift between her and her mother, of the fate of her German-Jewish lover, of the trauma she experienced while working as a cook in a wealthy household. Skillfully weaving past and present, Olafsson builds toward an emotional climax that renders The Journey Home moving, suspenseful, and unforgettable.
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