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The Explosion Of The Radiator Hose French Literature Series

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Author: Jean Rolin
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 156478648X
Size: 63.30 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 161
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Fiction, autobiography, travel narrative, “gonzo” journalism, and historiography are all parts of Rolin’s rollicking narrative. In this nominally true story of an epic, transcontinental road trip, Jean Rolin travels to Africa from darkest France, accompanying a battered Audi to its new life as a taxi to be operated by the family of a Congolese security guard. The ghost of Joseph Conrad haunts Rolin’s journey, as do memories of his expatriate youth in Kinshasa in the early 1960s—but no less present are W. G. Sebald and Marcel Proust, who are the guiding lights for Rolin’s sensual and digressive attack upon history: his own as well as the world’s. By turns comic, lyrical, gruesome, and humane, The Explosion of the Radiator Hose is a one-of-a-kind travelogue, and no less an exploration of what it means to be human in a life of perpetual exile and migration.

Isle Of The Dead

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Author: Gerhard Meier
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 1564786854
Size: 11.69 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 102
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Baur and Bindschädler, two old men, friends from their days in the army, share a habitual walk to the edge of a town, Baur speaking incessantly—circling between past and present, inconsequential observations and profound insights—while Bindschädler, equally unmoored, listens, observes, and reflects. A meandering meditation on mortality, and a gentle complement to the work of contemporaries Samuel Beckett and Thomas Bernhard—not to mention Gerhard Meier's countryman Robert Walser—Isle of the Dead elevates a simple ramble along a riverside to the status of a metaphysical inquest, with Baur and Bindschädler's words and thoughts looping and colliding until it is nearly impossible to tell one man from the other. From the afterword by Burton Pike: “Constant here are the insistent wind, the drifting clouds, the autumnal leaf- whirling and coat-billowing gusts and breezes, and the ever-recurring cycle of nature. The reader should relax into the aura of the characters' thoughts and observations, and over the first few pages let himself or herself be drawn into the absorbing world that Meier has so skillfully created . . . ” “Isle of the Dead is a subtle novel about a meticulously detailed world. What distinguishes it from other modern novels, from the works of Robert Walser and Thomas Bernhard for instance, is that it does not convey an alienation from life but a sense of wonder, expressed with wit and humor, and, beneath the wonder, regret.”

The Laurels Of Lake Constance

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Author: Marie Chaix
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 1564787230
Size: 56.94 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 253
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Marie Chaix loves her father Albert, who was one of the first French citizens to join the Fascist party in 1936 and became a collaborator with the Germans, but must come to terms with his catastrophic political career.

The Truth About Marie

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Author: Jean-Philippe Toussaint
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 1564783677
Size: 47.50 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 160
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Moving through a variety of locales and adventures, The Truth about Marie revisits the unnamed narrator of Toussaint’s acclaimed Running Away, reporting on his now disintegrated relationship with the titular Marie—the story switching deftly between first- and third-person as the narrator continues to drift through life, and Marie does her best to get on with hers. Like all of Toussaint’s novels, The Truth about Marie’s plot matters far less than its pace and tempo, its chain of images, its sequence of events. From pouring rain in Paris to blazing fires on the island of Elba, from moments of intense action to perfectly paced lulls, The Truth about Marie relies on a series of contrasts to tell a beguiling, and finally touching, story of intimacy forever being regained and lost.

Barley Patch

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Author: Gerald Murnane
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 1564786765
Size: 69.36 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 255
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Discover the Australian novelist ranked by Ladbrokes as a top-five contender for the 2010 Nobel Prize. Barley Patch takes as its subject the reasons an author might abandon fiction—or so he thinks—forever. Using the form of an oblique self-interrogation, it begins with the Beckettian question “Must I write?” and proceeds to expand from this small, personal query to fill in the details of a landscape entirely unique in world letters, a chronicle of the images from life and fiction that have endured and mingled in the author’s mind, as well as the details (and details within details) that they contain. As interested, if not more so, in the characters from his books—finished or unfinished—as with the members of his family or his daily life, the narrator lays bare the act of writing and imagining, finally giving us a glimpse of the mythical place where the characters of fiction dwell before they come into existence in books. In the spirit of Italo Calvino and Georges Perec, Barley Patch is like no other fiction being written today.

Upstaged French Literature Series

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Author: Jacques Jouet
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 1564786579
Size: 70.26 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 96
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A stranger takes over a role in a play, leaving the rest of the cast to ponder his motives. Two minutes into the second act, there is a knock on Nicolas Boehlmer’s dressing-room door, just as he’s smoking his last cigarette before having to go back on stage . . . and, without thinking, he says,“Come in,” still in character. He quickly finds himself bound, gagged, and stripped by a man who appears to be his mirror image: costumed in the same wig, make-up, and clothes. Nicolas is powerless to prevent his usurper from going out and playing his role—with increasingly ridiculous consequences. Is this “upstaging” the act of a depraved amateur? Sabotage by a rival? A piece of guerrilla theater? A political statement? Whatever the cause, Nicolas and his fellow actors soon find their play—and their lives—making less and less sense, as the parts they play come under assault by this irrational intruder.

Engineering Record Building Record And Sanitary Engineer

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Size: 17.90 MB
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Category : Building
Languages : en
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Operator S Organizational Ds Gs And Depot Maintenance Manual

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Size: 20.11 MB
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Category : Tractors
Languages : en
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The Canadian Patent Office Record And Register Of Copyrights And Trade Marks

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Size: 62.63 MB
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Category : Copyright
Languages : en
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A Capital Place

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Author: David Laureen
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1469713772
Size: 28.65 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 330
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A CAPITAL PLACE ...is how the author remembers Minnesota's historic Sandy Lake: important fur-trading hub, promised land to a succession of Native American tribes, 18th-century captial of the Ojibwe Nation, and strategic gateway to the Mississippi River from Lake Superiorroute follwed by nearly all the famous men of Minnesota History. In this Reminiscence spanning more than a half-century, Laursen writes of boyhood days on a primitive Sandy Lake fishing resort, of his long struggle to become a writer, of exciting years with a youthful Medtronic and of the inspiring seqence of events which led him and wife to a Bed & Breakfast Inn on the shores of Leech Lake.

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