• La bascule du souffle (Folio) (French Edition) by Herta Müller,Claire de Oliveira

    By Herta Müller,Claire de Oliveira

    Nous sommes en Roumanie, en janvier 1945 : los angeles inhabitants germanophone de Transylvanie vit dans los angeles peur de los angeles déportation. Cette mesure, exigée par le nouvel allié soviétique de Bucarest, vise une inhabitants soupçonnée d’avoir soutenu l’Allemagne nazie pendant los angeles guerre. Le jeune Léopold sait qu’il est sur los angeles liste. Il prépare sa petite valise, des affaires chaudes, quelques livres, puis, quand l. a. police roumaine vient le chercher à trois heures du matin, par – 15° C, il reçoit les mots de sa grand-mère 'Je sais que tu reviendras' comme un viatique.
    L’usine de charbon, l. a. tuilerie, l. a. cimenterie, des baraquements élémentaires, une ration de discomfort et deux rations de soupe par jour, les diarrhées et les poux : tel sera le quotidien de Léopold pendant cinq ans. los angeles Bascule du souffle nous invite à lire los angeles chronique terrifiante de ces années de froid, de faim et de découragement qui tuent dans un camp de travail en Russie. Mais los angeles singularité du livre de Herta Müller réside dans sa faculté incomparable de transcender le réel, de l’illuminer de l’intérieur. Sous sa plume, le camp devient un conte merciless, une delusion sur los angeles humaine. Ici les arbres parlent, le ciment boit, l. a. pendule a mal à son ressort cassé, l. a. faim voyage dans le corps d’un ange, et le cœur, dans une pelle.
    Herta Müller souhaitait écrire ce livre à quatre mains avec le poète germano-roumain Oskar Pastior – le modèle de Léopold – mais ce projet fut interrompu par sa mort. los angeles prose de Herta Müller, poétique et maîtrisée, sèche et puissante, toujours surprenante, lui rend hommage de los angeles plus belle manière qui soit. Certes, l. a. bascule du souffle aborde un tabou historique, mais s’impose surtout comme une œuvre de portée universelle. Un événement bouleversant.

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  • Aurelia: oder Der Traum und das Leben (Bibliothek der Nacht) by Gérard de Nerval,Thomas Ballhausen,Ernst W. Junker

    By Gérard de Nerval,Thomas Ballhausen,Ernst W. Junker

    Das Kultbuch der Surrealisten: In Trauer um seine verlorene Geliebte Aure­lia wandelt der Erzähler zwischen Traum und Wirklichkeit. Auf seiner rastlosen Suche nach Erlösung driftet er immer tiefer in eine fantastische, oft alptraumhafte Zwischenwelt ab. Er begegnet Geistern, Ungeheuern und Fabelwesen, sieht Hinweise auf seinen baldigen Tod und droht allmählich dem Wahnsinn anheimzufallen.
    Meisterhaft changieren in Gérard de Nervals letztem Buch Normalität und Wahnsinn, Wahrheit und Fiktion.

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  • Katie O'Neill: Quest of the Four Jewels by Jill Joyce Smith

    By Jill Joyce Smith

    "If there has been something that Katie O’Neill was once certain of it used to be that lifestyles used to be no longer as God had expected it to be. Being pointed out in a small Christian city had left Katie uncovered to the issues of these who may conceal at the back of the pretense of religion and faith. Dana, the mum Goddess of the Tuatha, one of many first peoples of eire, had the solutions Katie was once looking but additionally had plans of Her personal for the younger lady.
    Katie and her ally Jonathan had simply graduated from highschool and at some point, whereas sitting lower than their favourite tree, Dana seems earlier than them. She magically transports them either again to eire within the yr of 357 BC, three hundred years earlier than the 1st Celt invasion. it's then that Katie discovers that her actual future is to be the subsequent excessive Priestess of the Tuatha extended family yet now not sooner than she proves herself helpful of the placement and is shipped through the King of Ulster on a deadly quest to discover the dear treasures which were hidden from her and her partners. With assistance from her pals, previous and new, she starts off her trip round historical eire. She places herself in perilous quandaries yet persists in being devoted to locate the 4 jewels that belong to the Tuatha and convey them again to the folk of her new extended family. fortunately her new neighbors have taught her good of the traditional methods and feature outfitted her with the forgotten wisdoms of the prior. in the course of her seek she meets lots of Ireland’s fabled Fey folks who support her together with her quest. yet a few that she encounters are as mischievous because the myths say.
    Katie O’Neill: Quest of the 4 Jewels is an enthralling story of hazard and romance."

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  • Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay

    By Guy Gavriel Kay

    With this wealthy masterfully written extravaganza of fantasy and magic, the across the world acclaimed writer of the Fionovar trilogy has created an epic that would switch eternally the limits of myth fiction.

    Set in a beleaguered land stuck in an online of tyranny, Tigana is the deeply relocating tale of a humans suffering to be unfastened. A humans so cursed via the darkish sorceries of the tyrant King Brandin that even the very identify in their as soon as attractive land can't be spoken or remembered.

    But no longer every body has forgotten. A handful of fellows and girls, pushed via love, desire and satisfaction set in movement the harmful quest for freedom and convey again to the area the misplaced brightness of an obliterated identify: Tigana

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  • Der Mönch in Weimar: Ein Schauerroman nach alter Mode by Alexander Röder

    By Alexander Röder

    Im Sommer 1792 trifft der junge, unerfahrene Engländer Matthew Gregory Lewis im beschaulichen Residenzstädtchen Weimar ein. Freundlich aufgenommen, erlebt er anfangs heitere Tage. Sogar der Geheime Rat Johann Wolfgang von Goethe nimmt ihn großmütig unter seine Fittiche und lädt ihn zu einem abenteuerlichen Ausflug in die Bergwerke von Ilmenau ein. Doch plötzlich tun sich hinter den Fassaden Weimars Abgründe auf. Unvermittelt findet sich Lewis in einem Gewirr von Intrigen und Spuk wieder. In düsteren Gassen, unterirdischen Gängen, herrschaftlichen Schlössern und unheimlichen Ruinen gerät er in eine Verschwörung, die sich zum Staatsstreich auszuweiten droht.

    Neben Goethe treten auf: Schiller, Wieland, Herder, Novalis, die Herzogin Anna Amalia, ein listiger Geheimagent, ein geschwätziger Schulmeister und ein lebender Toter.

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  • Runenzeit 3 - Der Aufstieg des Arminius (German Edition) by Mark Bredemeyer

    By Mark Bredemeyer

    Mit einer gewaltigen Streitmacht durchziehen die Römer das gesamte germanische Stammesgebiet bis zur Elbe. Selbst die kriegerischen Langobarden werden unterworfen. Germanien scheint besiegt!
    Doch für einen Mann bietet sich jetzt die Gelegenheit, endlich seine Pläne wahrzumachen: Bliksmani! Er schließt sich den cheruskischen Reitertruppen an, die für die Römer kämpfen.
    Unterdessen fürchten Witandi und Frilike erneut um ihr Leben: Sklavenjäger vom Volk der Chatten durchstreifen die von den Unruhen zerrütteten Stammesgebiete im Norden und nehmen sie während ihrer Rückreise von der Bernsteininsel gefangen. Sie sollen ins Legionslager Mogontiacum verschleppt werden - doch dort kommt es zu einem überraschenden Wiedersehen.
    Die Prophezeiung der Hagedisen erfüllt sich und Witandi erfährt die ganze ungeheuerliche Wahrheit.

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  • Reuben by Tito Perdue

    By Tito Perdue

    below the tutelage of Lee Pefley, Reuben realized what needs to be performed. And while the time got here, he left Alabama and took up the duty of conquering the realm, or no less than the Occidental percentage of it. This novel is a chronicling of Reuben s priceless, nice, and bad deeds.

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  • The Dew of Heaven by Angelo Paratico

    By Angelo Paratico

    A old novel in keeping with real occasions set in Hong Kong and Macau. the tale unfolds with the surprising reappearance of a mysterious Holy Grail charged with an impossible to resist magic power.

    In Mongolia throughout the ‘20’s, Stalin’s henchmen razed lamaseries, burned libraries, and shot hundreds of thousands of innocuous lamas, smashing their worthwhile works of art and sacred relics. They have been looking Genghis Khan’s religious banner – the Khara Sulde. A metal trident with silver jewelry wearing the black mane of his warhorse, a relic that disappeared from the Shankh lamasery of Ovorkhangai Aimag, in Western Mongolia.

    The eastern realized of Stalin’s failure to discover the relic and unsuccessfully searched in the course of their botched try and invade Mongolia sooner than WWII.

    Adolf Hitler consulted Swedish explorer, Sven Hedin, as a way to find it. regardless of Hitler’s good fortune finding different old relics – similar to Longinus’ spear that pierced the guts of Jesus – he used to be not able to find the Khara Sulde.

    Why then, has the Khara Sulde unusually resurfaced at the present time in modern Hong Kong, and correct into the fingers of an odd Italian magnate? a truly mysterious guy recognized to the few who've met him as part godfather and part mystic?

    “The writer of The Dew of Heaven masterly combines the historical past of Italy's armed intervention in China through the Boxer struggle with Oriental mysticism. the result's a publication which entertain and teach the readers.”

    —Luciano Garibaldi; writer of 'Century of conflict and Mussolini: The secrets and techniques of his Death'.

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  • The Coming of Wisdom (The Seventh Sword) by Dave Duncan

    By Dave Duncan

    Wallie Smith is staring loss of life within the face; just a miracle can shop him. after which one does! The Goddess appears to be like to maintain his soul, yet she does even more than that. She offers to bestow upon him a brand new and robust physique, and, extra very important, to endow him with the fabled Sapphire Sword of Chioxin. yet not anything during this international or the other comes and not using a cost. The Goddess calls for that, for her companies, Wallie develop into her champion. it is going to be an honor to serve any such presence, to have the opportunity to be effective over all challengers. yet Wallie and his sword fast locate themselves outmatched in a global of high‑stakes magic. Even the Goddess’s clergymen can't supply any resistance to the invading sorcerers and their quest to beat souls for the fireplace God. Wallie might want to locate in himself and on the earth the powers that may keep all mortals. he'll have to locate the arrival of Wisdom. 

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