By Keith Ablow
Contre les barreaux de sa cellule, le docteur Trevor Lucas tente de briser son bras droit qu'il dit possédé par devil. A Lynn, petite ville voisine de Boston, le procès Lucas défraye l. a. chronique : quatre des sufferers du chirurgien ont été sauvagement assassinés...
Le commissaire Emma Hancock, qui privilégie l. a. piste du plagiaire, fait appel à Frank Clevenger, un ami psychiatre dont l. a. brillante carrière a été détruite par l. a. cocaïne. Mais ce qu'elle forget about, c'est que Clevenger partage un negative mystery avec le docteur Lucas : ils connaissent tous deux le véritable coupable... Alors, quand le chirurgien, avec l'aide d'une horde de tueurs psychopathes, prend l'hôpital en otage et réclame l. a. présence de Clevenger, le psychiatre comprend qu'il va devoir régler ses comptes avec le passé.
Il accepte de se rendre dans l'antre de l'enfer pour négocier avec Lucas, tout en luttant contre un probability encore plus grand ses propres démons
By M. Thurston
The hero s descent into the Underworld isn't just one of many oldest tales in western literature; it's also essentially the most usually retold. Why accomplish that many glossy poets - British and American, black and white, female and male, from the metropole and from the margins - level Underworld descents of their works? via a sequence of contextualized shut readings, this learn strains the cultural paintings played via smooth deployments of the classical narrative. whereas a few poets interact their literary forebears to exorcise anxiousness and others use Hell to sharpen their cultural critique, latest poets, together with James Merrill, Derek Walcott, Tony Harrison, and Seamus Heaney, have stumbled on the Underworld descent to be an invaluable framework for addressing the claims of background and politics.
By Dawn B Sova
Edgar Allan Poe is one in all America's best-loved authors. in the course of Poe's brief and turbulent existence, he invented the trendy detective tale and horror style with such immortal works because the Tell-Tale middle, The Cask of Amontillado, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Murders within the Rue Morgue, and the autumn of the home of Usher. he's additionally identified for the haunting melody of his poetry, as within the classics The Raven, Annabel Lee, and lots of extra. moreover, Poe wrote a variety of severe articles, reports, and essays on quite a few topics. so much minor works. The entries additionally offer a wealth of data on his own existence, together with relationships with associates, family members, and co-workers. This up-to-date and reorganized version of the award-winning Edgar Allan Poe A to Z includes large new fabric, together with new severe remark on Poe's significant poems and tales.
By William Faulkner
A suite of poetry by way of the literary nice William Faulkner.
By Scott Hightower
A global of heritage is an international of locations and percentages. In Tin Can vacationer Scott Hightower attracts from a legacy higher than the boundaries of non-public historical past, physique, and model. From the tough Protestant panorama of his local significant Texas to the pageantry of the ancient structure of St. Maria in Trastevere, Rome, he persues the restrict of the poet. the place precisely does one start and the realm commence? Hightower displays a global containing AIDS and melanoma, Caravaggio and van der Werff. Nature, interpersonal relationships, and the tradition of the world-from uncomplicated to extraordinary-are all reasonable online game. His engaging, erotic self, looking for its personal truest and such a lot pressing expressions, takes heavily Blake's caution of blunders which can decrease the human middle to a lifeless cog of a computing device (Blake's distinct phrases are a mill with complex wheels.) The breadth and mastery of this awaited debut quantity is matched by way of the poet's insistence at the therapeutic and reworking strength of the human mind's eye. those aren't notes from an artless heart-but observations from a simmering global
By Edith Wharton
Together with her Pulitzer Prize-winning The Age of Innocence (1920), Wharton recreated the previous long island of her personal formative years, in a relocating story of ardour and desire.
"Edith Wharton is a author who brings glory to the identify of the United States, and this is often her top booklet. it's the best novels of the 20th century ... an everlasting addition to literature" (The manhattan Times).
By Susanna Ashton
Collaborators in Literary the US, 1870-1920 argues that the collaborative novels of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have been singularly instrumental to the evolving nature of authorship and its dating to the trendy literary industry. greater than only a gimmick, those novels (there have been numerous hundred released on the flip of the century), have been a major try to paintings throughout the anxieties authors confronted in an ever extra aggressive and businesslike marketplace. Deeply contextualized inside ebook historical past and hard work practices, the problems surrounding collaborative construction of such idiosyncratic writers as Henry James, Mark Twain, and William Dean Howells, reveal that during union there has been power.
By Edgar Allan Poe
This selection of 16 brief tales comprises a few of Edgar Allan Poe's so much boundary-pushing and blood-chilling paintings. decisions variety from "The Murders within the Rue Morgue," which introduced the detective secret style, to "The Tell-Tale Heart," a Gothic vintage a couple of murderer's overwhelming guilt. become aware of stories of creatures that go back from the lifeless, ghastly ailments that declare their sufferers inside of part an hour, and mystery messages that bring about buried treasure. This curated compilation comprises unabridged types of the yankee author's best stories; the quick tales have been initially released among 1832 and 1849.
By Sharon L. Snyder
By Joyce Carol Oates
A filthy rich and infamous extended family, the Bellefleurs stay in a sector now not in contrast to the Adirondacks, in an incredible mansion at the beaches of mythic Lake Noir. They personal significant lands and ecocnomic companies, they hire their pals, and so they effect the govt.. A prolific and whimsical workforce, they contain numerous millionaires, a mass assassin, a religious seeker who climbs into the mountains searching for God, a filthy rich noctambulist who dies of a chook scratch.
Bellefleur lines the lives of a number of generations of this strange relatives. At its heart is Gideon Bellefleur and his imperious, just a little psychic, very attractive spouse, Leah, their 3 little ones (one with scary psychic abilities), and the servants and relations, residing and useless, who inhabit the mansion and its environs. Their tale bargains a profound examine the world's changeableness, time and eternity, house and soul, satisfaction and physicality as opposed to love. Bellefleur is an allegory of caritas as opposed to cupiditas, love and selflessness as opposed to delight and selfishness. it's a novel of swap, baffling complexity, mystery.
Written with a voluptuousness and startling immediacy that transcends Joyce Carol Oates's early works, Bellefleur is generally considered as a masterwork—a feat of literary genius that forces us "to ask back how someone can very likely write such books, such totally convincing scenes, rousing in us, many times, the general Oates influence, the purpose of all her artwork: cheerful terror steadily ebbing towards wonder" (John Gardner).