The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas (Library of Latin America)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by bisneswoman at June 2, 2016
The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas (Library of Latin America)

The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas (Library of Latin America)
English | December 10, 1998 | ISBN-10: 0195101707 | 240 pages | EPUB | 0.4 MB

"Be aware that frankness is the prime virtue of a dead man," writes the narrator of The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas. But while he may be dead, he is surely one of the liveliest characters in fiction, a product of one of the most remarkable imaginations in all of literature, Brazil's greatest novelist of the nineteenth century, Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis.

Gilliamesque: A Pre-posthumous Memoir  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Grev27 at Nov. 19, 2015
Gilliamesque: A Pre-posthumous Memoir

Terry Gilliam, "Gilliamesque: A Pre-posthumous Memoir"
English | ISBN: 0062380745, 1782111069 | 2015 | EPUB | 352 pages | 72 MB

I Came to Find a Girl - Jaq Hazell  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Maroutan at April 29, 2016
I Came to Find a Girl - Jaq Hazell

I Came to Find a Girl - Jaq Hazell
English | 2015 | 258 Pages | ISBN: 1518731562 | EPUB | 323.39 KB

A complex game of cat and mouse in the seedy streets of Nottingham ends in death. Young artist Mia Jackson is compelled to watch the posthumous video diaries of Jack Flood – controversial bad boy of the London art world and convicted serial killer. Can Mia allow Drake Gallery to show Aftermath in their retrospective of his work? Muse or victim, why was she allowed to survive?

Factotum by Charles Bukowski  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by futon2009 at Nov. 29, 2013
Factotum by Charles Bukowski

Factotum by Charles Bukowski
Ecco | 2006 | ISBN: 006113127X | 208 pages | EPUB | 3 MB

One of Charles Bukowski's best, this beer-soaked, deliciously degenerate novel follows the wanderings of aspiring writer Henry Chinaski across World War II-era America. Deferred from military service, Chinaski travels from city to city, moving listlessly from one odd job to another, always needing money but never badly enough to keep a job. His day-to-day existence spirals into an endless litany of pathetic whores, sordid rooms, dreary embraces, and drunken brawls, as he makes his bitter, brilliant way from one drink to the next. Charles Bukowski's posthumous legend continues to grow. Factotum is a masterfully vivid evocation of slow-paced, low-life urbanity and alcoholism, and an excellent introduction to the fictional world of Charles Bukowski.

A Society Adrift: Interviews and Debates, 1974-1997 by Cornelius Castoriadis  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tvladb at Sept. 10, 2012
A Society Adrift: Interviews and Debates, 1974-1997 by Cornelius Castoriadis

A Society Adrift: Interviews and Debates, 1974-1997 by Cornelius Castoriadis
Publisher: Fordham University Press; 2 edition (January 4, 2010) | ISBN: 0823230945 | Pages: 240 | PDF | 1.33 MB

This posthumous collection of interviews and occasional papers given by Castoriadis between 1974 and 1997 is a lively, direct introduction to the thinking of a writer who never abandoned his radically critical stance. It provides a clear, handy rsum of his political ideas, in advance of their times and profoundly relevant to today's world.For this political thinker and longtime militant (co-founder with Claude Lefort of the revolutionary group Socialisme ou Barbarie), economist, psychoanalyst, and philosopher, two endless interrogations-how to understand the world and life in society-were intertwined with his own life and combats.

Five Little Pigs: A Hercule Poirot Mystery  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by howardze at Aug. 9, 2010
Five Little Pigs: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

Five Little Pigs: A Hercule Poirot Mystery
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers | English | 2007 | ISBN: 1579127347 | MP3 | 197 MB

It was an open and shut case. All the evidence said Caroline Crale poisoned her philandering husband, a brilliant painter. She was quickly and easily convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
Now, sixteen years later, in a posthumous letter, Mrs. Crale has assured her grown daughter that she was innocent. But instead of setting the young woman's mind at ease, the letter only raises disquieting questions. Did Caroline indeed write the truth? And if she didn't kill her husband, who did?
To find out, the Crale’s daughter asks Hercule Poirot to reopen the case. His investigation takes him deep into the conflicting memories and motivations of the five other people who were with the Crales on the fatal day. With his keen understanding of human psychology, he manages to discover the surprising truth behind the artist's death.

The Portable Machiavelli  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by johinson at Jan. 9, 2010
The Portable Machiavelli

Niccolo Machiavelli, «The Portable Machiavelli»
Penguin Press | ISBN: 0140150927 | 1979 | PDF | 576 pages | 28.44 MB

Edited and translated by Peter Bondanella and Mark Musa, "The Portable Machiavelli" not only gives the casual reader a chance to read different personal and professional works of Machiavelli, but also strives to do away with many of the myths that have plagued the man's posthumous fame. For example, the famous 'the ends justifies the means' quote is actually a gross exaggeration of what Machiavelli originally wrote, which was 'in the actions of all men…when there is no impartial arbiter, one must consider the final result'.The biggest counterargument Bondanella and Musa can supply is the simple fact that they include a less famous piece Machiavelli did called "The Discourses". This piece is often not mentioned or even casually footnoted because it presents the true Machiavelli - a man who was supportive of a Republic government run by the citizens. Any one who believes Machiavelli is a supporter of despots will be surprised to read him speaking in support for fair and public trials and a balance of power between rulers and their people.

The Pickwick Papers  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by lenami at Sept. 6, 2009
The Pickwick Papers

The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
Publisher: Oxford University Press | ISBN: 0199536244 | edition 2008 | PDF | 786 pages | 2 mb

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, better known as The Pickwick Papers, is the first novel by Charles Dickens. It was originally an idea by Robert Seymour, the illustrator, to which Dickens was asked to contribute as an up and coming writer following the success of Sketches by Boz, published in 1836. Dickens, supremely confident as ever, increasingly took over the unsuccessful monthly publication after Seymour had committed suicide.
With the introduction of Sam Weller in chapter 10, the book became the first real publishing phenomenon, with bootleg copies, theatrical performances, Sam Weller joke books and other merchandise.