The speaker of these poems is a sorceress, a bride, a warrior, a lover, both object and agent, ricocheting among ways of knowing and being known. Perils there. England, A gothic psychological mystery and atmospheric coming-of-age story, The Orphan of Salt Winds is the portrait of a woman haunted by the place she calls home.
A lyrical debut novel from a musician and artist renowned for her sharp sexual and political imagery. Jo is in a strange new country for university and having a more peculiar time than most. In a house with no walls, shared with a woman who has no boundaries, she finds her strange home coming to life in unimaginable ways. Ramu, the friend of his youth, with whom he likes to get together when he comes back, is not there: after years of disabling drug addiction, Ramu has signed up for an intensive rehab program.
This inventive new novel shows us the great city of Bombay while bringing us into the tender, rueful, and reflective sensibility of its central character, Amit Chaudhuri, not to be confused, we are told, with the novelist who wrote this book. These American poems are both elegy and jive, joke and declaration, songs of congregation and self-conception.
They connect themes of loneliness, displacement, grief, ancestral trauma, and objectification, while exploring and troubling tropes and stereotypes of Black Americans. Cleo, scion of a once-prominent Cuban family and a promising young writer in her own right, travels to Spain to collect a prestigious award. When she meets and falls in love with a Hollywood filmmaker, she discovers her family is not who she thought they were… and neither is the filmmaker.
Hermin, a composer and instructor, leads a secluded life near the Bourbonnais Mountains in France, composing an homage to Schubert. On a bitter January night, this studious peace is broken when his former pupil, Lenny, a piano prodigy, mysteriously knocks at his door. The two men must confront the ghosts of their past, somewhere between musical harmony, erotic tension, and revelation. Wanderer is a novel of rare delicacy, a twilight adagio, a Winterreise, and a subtle ode to German Romanticism.
The year is The Iranian Revolution is just around the corner. In the northeastern city of Naishapur, a retired judge and his wife, Bibi-Khanoom, continue to run their ancient family orchard, growing apples, plums, peaches, and sour cherries. Told through a host of unforgettable characters, ranging from servants and young children to intimate friends, To Keep the Sun Alive reveals the personal behind the political, reminding us of the human lives that animate historical events.
Working his way north over nearly a decade, Kpomassie finally arrived in the country of his dreams. This brilliantly observed and superbly entertaining record of his adventures among the Inuit is a testament both to the wonderful strangeness of the human species and to the surprising sympathies that bind us all. The author of over 90 books, most of them hardboiled Americanized thrillers, Chase remains one of the best-known mystery writers of all time. Poetry, Frost is often quoted as having said, is what is lost in translation, and American poets and critics have long taken this as their cue to subordinate translation to other forms of literary activity and to disqualify translated texts.
In Transgressive Circulation , poet, translator, and publisher Johannes Goransson reverses this dynamic, holding that we should use translation to re-assess our entire aesthetic establishment. A poignant collection of essays by Christensen, widely regarded as one of the most influential Scandinavian writers of the twentieth century. Here, she formulates with electric clarity the basis of her approach to writing, and provides insights into how she composed her poetry.
A psychedelic romp through the Rio Grande Valley music scene. This collection of 10 punk rock fairy-tales offers a prismatic view of a subculture so rich that if it knew its own worth, it just might revolt against itself. This is the book you wish you had as a teenager, headphones on, waiting at a bus stop for a ride to the record store. When Samuel Johnson dies, he finds himself in the body of the man who killed him, unable to depart this world but determined, at least, to return to the son he left behind. A North American professor who specializes in the history of prison architecture has been invited to Buenos Aires for an academic conference.
As soon as he arrives, however, he encounters obstacle after obstacle, and, with night approaching, he finds himself lost and alone in a foreign city filled with stray dogs. Vulnerable, tender, acute, these are serious poems, brave poems, exploring with honesty the ambiguous moment between the rapture of youth and the grace of acceptance. Howells Paperback. In three stories that prove the unavoidable connections of our past, Horie creates a world of memories where everyone ends up where they began—whether they want to or not.
A hallucinatory celebration of artists who raise hell, transform their bodies, anger their elders and show their audience dark, disturbing things. What does it mean to be a freak? And how does the concept of the monster irradiate our thinking about queerness, disability, children and adolescents? Winner of the Man Booker International Prize, Flights interweaves reflections on travel with an in-depth exploration of the human body, broaching life, death, motion, and migration.
A woman must return to her native Poland in order to poison her terminally ill high school sweetheart, and a young man slowly descends into madness when his wife and child mysteriously vanish during a vacation and just as suddenly reappear. Through these brilliantly imagined stories, interwoven with haunting, playful meditations, Flights explores what it means to be a traveler, a wanderer, a body in motion not only through space but through time.
In a corner of Tuscany, one woman—born in England, married to an Italian—kept a record of daily life in a country at war. Origo writes with sensitivity and generosity, and a story emerges of human acts of heroism and compassion, and the devastation that war can bring. Twenty-something Holly has moved to Brighton to escape. A moving debut, Let Me Be Like Water is a book about the humdrum and extraordinariness of everyday life; of lost and new connections. A landmark event, the complete stories of Machado de Assis finally appear in English for the first time in this extraordinary new translation.
His prodigious output of novels, plays, and stories rivaled contemporaries like Chekhov, but he was barely translated into English until His grief inspired him to attempt a major work. While civil war raged in Lebanon, Khoury traveled with a theater troupe, putting on shows in air raid shelters, Palestinian refugee camps, and isolated villages. Their plays were largely based on oral tales, and many years later she chose the most popular and published them in Arabic in In recent times, Tamil poetry from Sri Lanka has taken a new turn, serving as a countermemory—a witness to torture, loss, trauma, and exile.
Ahilan gives us a unique voice and style, in which he expresses the trauma of the violence in Northern and Eastern Sri Lanka with great nuance and subtlety. His background as art historian has allowed him to blend the 2,year-old Tamil cultural, literary, and philosophic tradition with visual, graphic imagery to create a rich and distinct body of poetry.
Unpunctuated lines move like gears, one phrase turning into the next in a relentless forward motion. By contrast, the voice, at times halting and desolate, is made of a profoundly human doubt. As a boarding school student in the early s, Modiano lived among the troubled teenage sons of wealthy but self-involved parents. In this mesmerizing novel, Modiano weaves together a series of exquisitely crafted stories about such jettisoned boys at the exclusive Valvert School on the outskirts of Paris.
Like most young black girls growing up in Northern California, Mahogany L. Browne tussles with ideas of femininity and gender roles, addiction and the prison industrial complex, sexuality and seclusion. Each poem a eulogized celebration of what we lose to the dark when no one is looking. Patti Smith first presents a tale of obsession—a young skater who lives for her art, a possessive collector who ruthlessly seeks his prize, a relationship forged of need both craven and exalted.
She then takes us on a second journey, exploring the sources of her story. After a four-day deluge, Naples is flooded. Buildings collapse, sinkholes appear. Strange events spread across the city: ghostly voices emanate from a medieval castle and five-lire coins begin to play music. Now translated into English for the first time, Malacqua remains a timely critique and a richly peopled portrait of a much-mythologised city. He hides behind knowing, ironic statements, which no one grasps and which change nothing. Poet and translator A.
Ramanujan has drawn on a celebrated anthology of classical Tamil poetry to compose an unforgettable sequence of love poems. The story unfolds in a series of dramatic exchanges between a shifting array of characters, and as it does we are conducted through five phases of love, from first meeting, anxiety, infidelity and separation to final union, each associated with a lush interior landscape of its own. In the nine expansive, searching stories of A Lucky Man , fathers and sons attempt to salvage relationships with friends and family members and confront mistakes made in the past.
The great Victorian William Morris was fascinated by Iceland, which inspired him to write one of the masterpieces of travel literature. While at his boyhood home, he encounters his father's spirit and relives memories both pleasant and not. A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption. Evans, Martin Owen, Carlyn Paschall. An ex-CIA agent is asked to take out a terrorist, only to realize he's been set up by his former employer.
Emory, Robert W. Brown, Manuel Corrado, Jeffrey H. Michael Bellomo, David W. The sheriff of a suburban New Jersey community populated by New York City policemen slowly discovers the town is a front for mob connections and corruption. When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her. The Cotton Club was a famous night club in Harlem. The story follows the people that visited the club, those that ran it, and is peppered with the Jazz music that made it so famous.
Natascha, a White Russian countess, stows away on a luxury liner at Hong Kong, determined to seek a new life in America. Natascha hides in the cabin of Ogden Mears, a millionaire diplomat, Wallace, Erik A. Williams, Steven J. A rising country-music songwriter works with a fallen star to work their way fame, causing romantic complications along the way.
Newman, Jamal A. A US Army officer, despondent about a deadly mistake he made, investigates a female chopper commander's worthiness for the Medal of Honor. A spaceship arrives in Arizona, , to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys and natives are all that stand in their way. Professional assassin Chev Chelios learns his rival has injected him with a poison that will kill him if his heart rate drops. Wyatt, Justin Welborn. About the inhabitants of a small Iowa town suddenly plagued by insanity and then death after a mysterious toxin contaminates their water supply.
Matko is a small time hustler, living by the river Danube with his 17 year old son Zare. After a failed business deal he owes money to the much more successful gangster Dadan. Dadan has a Two vicious step-siblings of an elite Manhattan prep school make a wager: to deflower the new headmaster's daughter before the start of term. Henson, Mahershala Ali. Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences. A day in the lives of two convenience clerks named Dante and Randal as they annoy customers, discuss movies, and play hockey on the store roof.
An insurance investigator and an efficency expert who hate each other are both hypnotized by a crooked hypnotist with a jade scorpion into stealing jewels. In , a young woman in Krakow is making her diploma film, looking behind the scenes at the life of a s bricklayer, Birkut, who was briefly a proletariat hero, at how that heroism was A worker becomes a "man of iron" forged by experience, a son comes to terms with his father, a couple fall in love, a reporter searches for courage, and a nation undergoes historic change.
A murder inside the Louvre and clues in Da Vinci paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years -- which could shake the foundations of Christianity. China in the 's. After her father's death, nineteen year old Songlian is forced to marry Chen Zuoqian, the lord of a powerful family. Fifty year old Chen has already three wives, each Ingham, William B. Fosser, Corney Morgan, Russell P. Delia, Judith Dowd, Thomas O.
Erhart Jr. Jones Jr. Damien the Antichrist, now age 13, finally learns of his destiny under the guidance of an unholy disciple of Satan. Meanwhile dark mystical forces begin to eliminate all those who suspect the child's true identity. Rich and bored aristocrats in Rococo France play high-stakes games of passion and betrayal. A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis. A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.
Abbott, Isiah Adams, Lucia M. Eight years on, a new evil rises from where the Batman and Commissioner Gordon tried to bury it, causing the Batman to resurface and fight to protect Gotham City Aldaz, Matthew W. When Batman, Gordon and Harvey Dent launch an assault on the mob, they let the clown out of the box, the Joker, bent on turning Gotham on itself and bringing any heroes down to his level. An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection.
Traveling in search of a cure for a rare skin disease, a man finds freedom and love along the way. This is the story of the crippled young Alan Marshall and his hero worship of the local he-man horse trainer East Driscoll, the schoolboy crush Alan has on the local aristocratic English A middle-aged woman frees herself from the spirit-crushing influence of her husband by refusing to remember what her age is. Her husband works long hours as an advertising executive and A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier.
In the year , a plague has transformed almost every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vamps on a way to save humankind. Reckless desire wreaks havoc over Memorial Day weekend as a family confronts the volatile and fragile nature of love.
Inspecting a magical biographical stage musical, composer Cole Porter reviews his life and career with his wife, Linda. A mass-murderer kidnaps and seduces a young woman after leaving her husband to die on the vessel whose crew he's just slaughtered.
In New York City, a crime lord's right-hand man is seduced by a woman seeking retribution. Barry, R. A nun, while comforting a convicted killer on death row, empathizes with both the killer and his victim's families. English teacher John Keating inspires his students to a love of poetry and to seize the day. Murphy, W. Dirty Harry Callahan must stop a sick secret contest to murder local celebrities, which includes himself as a target.
After he accidentally kills his father, Mike, during a sting, Joe tries to carry out Mike's dying wish by recovering valuables that Mike's twin brother Lou stole from him years earlier. But Uncle Lou is also a confidence artist, and Joe is soon drawn into his increasingly dangerous schemes.
On a tour of Britain in , Harry Houdini enters into a passionate affair with a psychic out to con the famous magician. Two separate sets of voluptuous women are stalked at different times by a scarred stuntman who uses his "death proof" cars to execute his murderous plans. Terminal Island, New York: Overcrowding in the US penal system has reached a breaking point. Prisons have been turned over to a monolithic Weyland Corporation, which sees jails full of thugs as an opportunity for televised sport.
Adrenalized inmates, a global audience hungry for violence and a spectacular, enclosed arena come together to form the 'Death Race', the biggest, most brutal event. A New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad after his wife is murdered by street punks in which he randomly goes out and kills would-be muggers on the mean streets after dark. A political activist is convinced that her guest is a man who once tortured her for the government.
In , three Mossad agents cross into East Berlin to apprehend a notorious Nazi war criminal. Thirty years later, the secrets the agents share come back to haunt them. All three have been venerated for decades by their country because of the mission that they undertook back in , when the trio portrayed, respectively, by Jessica Chastain, Marton Csokas, and Sam Worthington tracked down Nazi war criminal Vogel Jesper Christensen in East Berlin.
At great risk, and at considerable personal cost, the team's mission was accomplished - or was it? The suspense builds in and across two different time periods, with startling action and surprising revelations. Written by Focus Features. An adult nicknamed Misty is narrating a story about one summer in his life when he was an adolescent in the late s.
He was living in a Catholic orphanage in the Australian outback. His best mates were the "December boys" - Maps, Spark and Spit - the four of them so named because they were the boys in the orphanage born in the month of December. With a recent windfall, the orphanage decided to give each of the boys a group vacation for each of their birthdays, the December boys the first to go. McAnsh - Bandy and "Skipper". Their relatively carefree Christmas vacation took a turn primarily from three events: learning the reason the McAnshes hosted the boys specifically at this time; Maps, the oldest in his mid-teens, exploring his sexuality with a girl named Lucy, who was also visiting Lady Star Cove for the summer; and Misty secretly learning that a young couple in the cove, Fearless Written by Huggo.
A black uniformed policeman is recruited by a devious drug enforcement agent to infiltrate a smuggling organization seeking to expand into designer drugs. This 'ugly side of the war on drugs' explores the context of race, identity and hypocrisy within a brutal and alienating investigation. Unless a comet can be destroyed before colliding with Earth, only those allowed into shelters will survive. Which people will survive? An evil succubus is preying on libidinous black men in New York, and all that stands in her way is a minister-in-training, an aspiring actor, and a cop that specializes in cases involving the supernatural.
Jewish brothers in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe escape into the Belarussian forests, where they join Russian resistance fighters and endeavor to build a village in order to protect themselves and about 1, Jewish non-combatants. Freeney, Dan Gossen, Patricia E. When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, the two must turn the tables on him to save their families.
Under threat by fundamentalist terrorists, a group of Trappist monks stationed with an impoverished Algerian community must decide whether to leave or stay. A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident. Matt King's family has lived in Hawaii for generations.
His extended family - namely he and his many cousins - own 25, acres of undeveloped land on Kauai held in trust, which ends in seven years. The easiest thing for the family to do is sell the land before the seven years is up, which is all the talk in the state, as, to whom they sell the property could very well change the face of Kauai. Despite the vast wealth that comes with the land, Matt has decided to live solely on what he earns as a Honolulu lawyer.
However, Matt has not had a perfect life living in Hawaiian paradise as many believe. He and his wife Elizabeth were having problems in their marriage. She recently got into a boating accident which has placed her in a coma. Their seventeen year old daughter Alex is in boarding school on the big island since they couldn't handle her rebellion, which was made all the worse by an argument of an unknown nature between mother and daughter during Alex's last visit home.
And their In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by a small army of minions, we discover Gru, planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon. Yes, the moon! Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays, and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad.
The world's greatest villain has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes. While Gru, the ex-supervillain is adjusting to family life and an attempted honest living in the jam business, a secret Arctic laboratory is stolen. The Anti-Villain League decides it needs an insider's help and recruits Gru in the investigation. Together with the eccentric AVL agent, Lucy Wilde, Gru concludes that his prime suspect is the presumed dead supervillain, El Macho, whose his teenage son is also making the moves on his eldest daughter, Margo. Seemingly blinded by his overprotectiveness of his children and his growing mutual attraction to Lucy, Gru seems on the wrong track even as his minions are being quietly kidnapped en masse for some malevolent purpose.
Lleras, Al Santoriello, Todd Wall. A hotshot lawyer gets more than he bargained for when he learns his new boss is Lucifer himself. Baghdad, the playground for the rich and infamous, where anything can be bought - but for a price. This is Uday Hussein's world and with his depraved lust for debauchery and immorality, he helps himself to whatever turns him on. When army lieutenant Latif Yahia is summoned to Saddam's palace, he is faced with an impossible request - to be Uday's 'fiday' - his body double, or have his family condemned to death.
In a world entrenched in betrayal and corruption, knowing who to trust becomes a matter of life or death for Latif, as he battles to escape from his forced existence. During the last two years of her life, Princess Diana embarks on a final rite of passage: a secret love affair with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan.
The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed. In New York City, an estranged couple who witness a murder are relocated to small-town Wyoming as part of a witness-protection program. Greene, P. Skoric, Sven Toorvald, T. Allen, Shirley J. Hatcher, David P.
Martin, James Patrick Whalen Sr. Villani, Don Wallace. An examination of life inside the Grande Chartreuse, the head monastery of the reclusive Carthusian Order in France. An orphaned dinosaur raised by lemurs joins an arduous trek to a sancturary after a meteorite shower destroys his family home.
Spending the summer in a holiday camp with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor Johnny Castle. When a mad man calling himself 'the Scorpio Killer' menaces the city, tough as nails San Francisco Police Inspector Harry Callahan is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath. In November , the American teenager Katey Miller moves with her parents and her younger sister to Havana. Her father is an executive of Ford expatriated to Cuba, and Katey is an The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
An extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their biotechnology. In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late. While on a journey of physical and spiritual healing, a brilliant neurosurgeon is drawn into the world of the mystic arts. A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.
The story takes place in two parallel time planes. The first plot follows the events of one autumn night in Edward Srodon, a zootechnician, makes an accidental stopover in a farmhouse A divorced father discovers that his year-old son's new stepfather is not what he made himself out to be. A young girl is sent to live with her estranged father and his girlfriend at their new home.
The father, Alex has plans to spruce up the home with the help of his interior decorator girlfriend, Kim. The previous owner of the home was a famous painter who mysteriously disappeared. Alex's daughter, Sally, soon discovers the cause of the painter's disappearance. An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life to the expense of his regular one. A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident.
A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty eternally, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all. Drane, Joy N. Houck Jr. At the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he's willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams. A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse.
Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point. Stevenson Jr. Cult adult comedy about dreamer Martin Tupper, whose life is full of colourful characters. Divorced and living with his growing teenage son, still friends with his ex-wife, and constantly A young American studying in Paris in strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots. Based on the Broadway musical, a trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early s. In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.
A young hot shot driver is in the middle of a championship season and is coming apart at the seams. A former CART champion is called in to give him guidance. A Duke's son leads desert warriors against the galactic emperor and his father's evil nemesis when they assassinate his father and free their desert world from the emperor's rule.
A broken-hearted hit man moves to the desert where he finds skilled swordsmen to carry out his contract killings. The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th during World War II.
It is a bitter story about a middle-aged man, who hates his life and other people, including himself. Adam Miauczynski, the character known from director Marek Koterski's previous films, is Martel, Sean Frye, C. Weisman, Pat Welsh, Debra Winger. A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home-world. Jerry and Rachel are two strangers thrown together by a mysterious phone call from a woman they have never met.
Threatening their lives and family, she pushes Jerry and Rachel into a series of increasingly dangerous situations, using the technology of everyday life to track and control their every move. In Roman-ruled Britain, a young Roman soldier endeavors to honor his father's memory by finding his lost legion's golden emblem.
A spaceship with three furry aliens lands in a California girl's swimming pool, so she makes friends with them. A small New Mexican village discovers a severed hand that is considered a miracle of God, when it actually belongs to a murdered spouse with a husband in search of it.
Scott II. An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities changing dramatically after she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations. A clean-cut high school student relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing. Dawson, Paul Guedry Jr. Refusing to let anything spoil their romantic weekend break, a young couple confront a gang of loutish youths with terrifyingly brutal consequences.
Curtis, Thomas B. Stevens, David Struffolino, George J. Vezina, Mike Wendt, Adam Zalt. As homicide detective Thomas Craven investigates the death of his activist daughter, he uncovers not only her secret life, but a corporate cover-up and government collusion that attracts an agent tasked with cleaning up the evidence. A soldier fighting aliens gets to relive the same day over and over again, the day restarting every time he dies.
A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age. Alexander, Brett Rice, Andrew B. Green, Cecil Hawkins, Jack W. An uncommonly gentle young man, who happens to have scissors for hands, falls in love with a beautiful adolescent girl. An classical art professor and collector, who doubles as a professional assassin, is coerced out of retirement to avenge the murder of an old friend.
Benson, Bruiser, Tom Noonan. A variety of horrible poisonous spiders get exposed to a noxious chemical that causes them to grow to monumental proportions.
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Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his life -- which he indicates is a state of "emancipated manhood" -- thrown into tragic disarray by Consuela Castillo, a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher. A film of the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch.
Ella is under a spell to be constantly obedient, a fact she must hide from her new step-family in order to protect the prince of the land, her friend for whom she's falling. A high-ranking Polish politburo member is banished from the party, and must find out why. Set in Poland before the Solidarity events.
At the end of the century, Satan visits New York in search of a bride. It's up to an ex-cop who now runs an elite security outfit to stop him. Shot documentary-style, this film follows the daily grind of two young police officers in LA who are partners and friends, and what happens when they meet criminal forces greater than themselves. Thaggard, Cameron Gaskins.
Young Ender Wiggin is recruited by the International Military to lead the fight against the Formics, a genocidal alien race which nearly annihilated the human race in a previous invasion. Wood, Angelica Pamintuan, Vene L. A lawyer becomes a target by a corrupt politician and his NSA goons when he accidentally receives key evidence to a serious politically motivated crime.
Hoy, Jocelyn Jones, M. Dirty Harry must foil a terrorist organization made up of disgruntled Vietnam veterans. But this time, he's teamed with a rookie female partner that he's not too excited to be working with. A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover. Robert McCall, who serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed, embarks on a relentless, globe-trotting quest for vengeance when a long-time girl friend is murdered. In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life.
Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help.
He is The Equalizer. A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her. In a Fascist future where all forms of feeling are illegal, a man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system. Haeuser, Emily D. When a structural-security authority finds himself set up and incarcerated in the world's most secret and secure prison, he has to use his skills to escape with help from the inside.
House, David R. House, Alan Shearman, Joseph A. In , when the US President crashes into Manhattan, now a giant max. When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a procedure to have each other erased from their memories. But it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with. Just after WW2, an American takes a railway job in Germany, but finds his position politically sensitive with various people trying to use him. Philo Beddoe is an easy-going trucker and a great fist-fighter.
With two friends - Orville, who promotes prize-fights for him, and Clyde, the orangutan he won on a bet - he roams the San When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat. Barney augments his team with new blood for a personal battle: to take down Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables co-founder and notorious arms trader who is hell bent on wiping out Barney and every single one of his associates.
A speciality trailer show from the library of Something Weird Video featuring almost trailers, real as well as so-called ones. A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, A woman receives an eye transplant that allows her to see into the supernatural world.
A New York City doctor, who is married to an art curator, pushes himself on a harrowing and dangerous night-long odyssey of sexual and moral discovery after his wife admits that she once almost cheated on him. Two young Swedish children experience the many comedies and tragedies of their family, the Ekdahls. Left alone when her sister goes on vacation, a young beauty finds herself besieged on all sides by the demons of her past.
The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. Gellert Grindelwald has escaped imprisonment and has begun gathering followers to his cause—elevating wizards above all non-magical beings. The only one capable of putting a stop to him is the wizard he once called his closest friend, Albus Dumbledore.
However, Dumbledore will need to seek help from the wizard who had thwarted Grindelwald once before, his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world. A group of astronauts gain superpowers after a cosmic radiation exposure and must use them to oppose the plans of their enemy, Doctor Victor Von Doom. William H. Schafer, Michelle Hutchison, David S. Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.
In this sequel to Ojciec narzeczonej, newly married Kay Dunstan announces that she and her husband are going to have a baby, leaving her father having to come to grips with the fact that he will soon be a granddad. The East Side Kids try to fix up a house for newlyweds, but find the place next door "haunted" by mysterious men. Hazel Flagg of Warsaw, Vermont receives the news that her terminal case of radium poisoning from a workplace incident was a complete misdiagnosis with mixed emotions. She is happy not to be Castoldi, Lisa Hoyle, Joseph S.
An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades. A rustic Oregon town is the backdrop for this tale of men and women touched by love's inescapable spell. From Bradley, the hopeless romantic who looks for love in all the wrong places; to Harry, a local professor with the wisdom and experience to guide those close to him; to young, beautiful Chloe, who defies fate in romancing the troubled Oscar. Winter, Leo Wright, Lou Zamprogna.
In pre-revolutionary Russia, a poor Jewish peasant must contend with marrying off his three daughters while antisemitic sentiment threatens his home. An insomniac office worker looking for a way to change his life crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker and they form an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more Ramalho Sr. A look at the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid s. After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one.
Ali Larter, A. Cross, Michael S. When Kimberly has a violent premonition of a highway pileup she blocks the freeway, keeping a few others meant to die, safe Or are they? The survivors mysteriously start dying and it's up to Kimberly to stop it before she's next. In this third installment of the Final Destination series, a student's premonition of a deadly rollercoaster ride saves her life and a lucky few, but not from death itself which seeks out those who escaped their fate.
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Reynaud, Daniel C. Rockwell, Francis Ross, Trevor R. Sandison, Gregory T. Swarney, Andrey Swystun, Christopher V. Vogt, David Wanamaker, Stephen G. Weaver, Jan P. Werson, Steven G. Williams, Aaron B. Wilson, Michael Wilson, David E. Young, Michael Jacobus. A modern aircraft carrier is thrown back in time to near Hawaii, just hours before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
The story of J. Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan. A pilot is sent into the Soviet Union on a mission to steal a prototype jet fighter that can be partially controlled by a neuralink. A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake.
Foster, Kirk B. An airline pilot saves almost all his passengers on his malfunctioning airliner which eventually crashed, but an investigation into the accident reveals something troubling. Flight 93 is the story of the heroic passengers that took back their plane in an effort to stop a terrorist attack. A claustrophobic, Hitchcockian thriller. A bereaved woman and her daughter are flying home from Berlin to America.
At 30, feet the child vanishes and nobody admits she was ever on that plane. In that sense this book can be very hard. In that sense its innovation is also its biggest flaw. At times it can be a rather large blemish. Yet it does succeed a lot.
We understand what is going on only when we cease to attempt to place any sense of order on it. Eventually memories, memoirs, interrogation, and stories — they all merge into one another; bleed in and out. I must admit though Gentle Reader; the question and answer format is not something that I particularly enjoyed in this book. It really tested my own tolerance for what I can accept, in an attempt at logical understanding or rational comprehension. It just proved to be frustrating, and tried the patience, that did not always run smoothly.
Yet there is salvation in the notebooks of Isabella. A young Russian girl who first starts keeping a notebook and diary during The Great War, and later lives on during the Soviet Union. She proves to be a humanely narrator. One who has hopes and dreams — she recounts observations of her family; she falls in and out of love; she feels no greater pleasure than to love. Each time she pours out her feelings of love and infatuation towards the new object of her affection. Yet later down the road it meets its eventual end.
She recounts her admirable farther, her dutiful mother; her siblings that drift in and out of her life, like dandelion seeds in the wind. They all flicker in the incandescent light bulb of her memory. A continual tango of her life of highs and stalling periods, and lows where she confesses and pours out once again; only later on to be on the rise again. Yet Isabella can at times be self-pitying and offer only banal observations that a young person can offer: such as her ugly hands; her enjoyment in the activity of singing, petty jealousies, annoyances with friends.
The loss of one of her lover, who went out to war, out of some senseless duty — or irritated jealousy and not being self-sacrificing like all the other brave soldiers; and instead finding himself sitting around debating why war happens and how to prevent it. Yet as Shishkin shows with Isabella, people have the uncanny ability to move on.
Too forget their love and their loss for the dearly departed. They move on, and love again. They love the living. They feel the heartbeat. They laugh with them. They rejoice the sunshine on their skin. It transfers and transcends from individual to individual. It is constantly in a shift. Constantly in movement. Husbands take lovers; and wives meet a gentleman caller. All because affection, has once again changed to some degree or another. Yet Shishkin deals with it well. Though war and revolution also work for Shishkin; as Isabella lives though the events of the twentieth century, we see everything presented through her biased eyes.
It is still very interesting. Unfortunately this novel is very difficult to review. They come to understand it more and more, after each re-reading, becoming not just acquainted with the work, but forming a deeper understanding and relationship with the text, and with what Shishkin has tried to accomplish and has in many ways achieved. Labels: Book Review. Thursday, 15 August Nobel Speculation Hello Gentle Reader.
Back in May, the Swedish Academy, released a tweet, announcing that the five candidates had been chosen. This set off a small firestorm of speculation. It cannot be denied though that with the death of Chinua Achebe that Africa as a continent, and its literature is at the forefront of the prize. The last Africa writer — in the sense from the continent of Africa sorry Toni Morrison , and actual 'native,' or African by tribal origin; was playwright and poet Wole Soyinka from Nigeria, in nineteen-eighty six. Here is the list, and the names that have been passed around.
These are the ones that I have chosen to focus on. Yet will only see who wins until October. Ayes Kwei Armah characters usually deal with, a sense of homeland and loss, and a new western world and existence — usually in the form of education. Armah has been cited as belonging to a new generation of Africa writers after Chinua Achebe and Wole Soyinka. He has written about an increasing age of despair. A time of cross roads. It was written in allegorical format, and philosophised discussion; a departure from the autobiographical and the realistic of his other novels. Nuruddin Farah — Somalia — The self-imposed exiled Somali writer, who writes in English, has been an international writer from, the continent.
He has won numerous international awards, which includes the Neustadt International Prize for Literature. In this way, Thiong'o writes satirical and allegorical works that deal with contemporary political matters; without being obstinately realistic in their depiction. What does make this author interesting though is that he writes in a traditional African language. He chooses not to write in colonial English. This is a bold move in keeping his language alive, where he may find his work more accessible by others countries, because of English being more accepted.
First and foremost Mia Couto is actually the son of Portuguese immigrants, who had moved to the former colony. This does not lessen him though as a African possibility as he is a Mozambique author. Some of his poems were published in the local newspaper. Three years later Couto went to university Eduardo Mondlane University to study medicine. After the Carnation Revolution in Lisbon, and the overthrow of the Estado Novo regime, Mozambique was on it was to independence. Couto worked as a journalist, until nineteen-eighty five, to finish his studies in biology.
Couto is considered one of the strongest voices of Mozambique literature. Okri is hard to categorize within genre. Because of his realism and the depiction of the Spirit World, Okri is best called a magical realist. This goes against any postmodern claim; because of his affinity that there is something ahistorical and transcendent universal truths. That being said Okri does not identify himself as a magical realist, claiming that such a title is lazy on the parts of critics.
Ondjaki — Angola — I mention Ondjaki to humour myself. The author is far too young to win the award, at the age of thirty six. Yet from what I have read, Ondjaki deals heavily with the political situation of Angola. Ondjaki is a rising star of Angola and the African continent. Whose works are a stunning depiction and example of African Letters. With the turmoil and civil war happening within Syria thanks to the Arab Spring, Syria has been placed under the microscope; which also brings Adunis to the forefront. The greatest criticism or backlash was when Tomas Transtromer won the Nobel in two-thousand and eleven.
The author has reshaped Arabic poetry, and has become in a sense a rebellious poetic figure; often breaking the rules of established Arabic poetry. Adunis has also helped spread the works of Transtromer in the Arabic world. Other authors who have won the prize are Harold Pinter and Elfriede Jelinek. Both went on to win the Nobel. Politically speaking, Amos Oz in regards to Israel and the Arabic world has been cited as a left leaning intellectual. He supports the idea of a two state system between Israel and Palestine. Yet this does not foreshadow his own literary merit and output.
He is known for his realistic characters, and ironic touch; with the accompanying landscape and life in the kibbutz. All wrapped up with a slight critical tone. He is an embodiment of eastern philosophy. This categorization is also works because Ko Un, was once a Buddhist monk.
Individual stories have littered his poems; creating a large tapestry of what his poems come to represent, and discuss. Still Ko Un is known primarily as a poet. Jung Hee is known for her feminist stance in the patriarchal Korean society. Were women authors have always been pushed aside in favour of male writers.
Jung Hee first work was very imagistic. Her later period though has now mellowed into family life and domesticity; a trap for women. Anita Desai — India — Is interesting because she is an Indian writer, literal language English, but also a woman. Though still with the Nobel being awarded last year to a Asian author it may be unlikely. Vijaydan Detha — India — A prominent Indian writer; who specialises in short stories.
Though this name is a new one to me, the author is well known in Hindi literature. Still one Detha is almost ninety years old, which may not play in his favour. Though specialising in the short story is interesting, seeing as no author has just been a short story author, and awarded the Nobel. The closely though would be the Russian author Ivan Bunin. Europe — Yves Bonnefoy — France — Frances preeminent poet, is now ninety years old. He is a prolific writer. He has written numerous collections of poetry; several books of tales; countless critical studies and essays on art; as well as a dictionary on mythology.
Bonnefoy was breiefly part of the Surrealist movement. His poetry is deeply detailed with water, bread, stone, tree, blood and so on. His poetry is austere, and immediate and intimate. Creating a empathetic tie with reader and poet. His poetry embodies the common good. Philippe Jaccottet-- Switzerland — Is another poet. The grand Swiss poet has translated the likes of Rilke, Goethe, and Homer, into French along with his own work.
They deal with a constant awareness of death. Utilizing a hunted animal as a metaphor for the fate in which we all share. Jaccottet however is eighty eight years old, which may play against him. Anita Konkka has only one book translated into English. She lacks significant representation in the English language. Yet she has been anthologized in the Best European Fiction twenty eleven.
Anita Konkka writes about dreams, and their relation to the waking world and reality. She has been publishing since the late seventies, and has written essays and radio-dramas; as well as a dream book. She is a scholar of love and its relationships — the entire spectrum; problematic and not. Yet not with pity, but instead with a friendly emphatic understanding. Hungarian literature has been a rising star in Eastern Europe.
Peter Nadas is known for his depiction of isolation and alienation, from behind the Iron Curtain.
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Nadas is however most importantly known for his innovation and stylistic tendencies. It also earned Nadas comparison to Proust. Yet this book, was just the beginning of the authors next longer piece of work. It runs to about one thousand, five hundred, and twenty pages long.
It was written in three volumes, in Hungary. It took eighteen years to write. Nadas work is strong, detailed, innovative and of course extremely demanding. He is in high demand with the literary elite. He is the master of long winding sentences; and the Beckett and Bernhard, avoidance of the paragraph. Krasznahorkai deals with the metaphysical in his work. Along with a constant feeling and threat of apocalyptic doom. That with his long winding sentences, lack of paragraph breaks, it leaves one with a feeling of claustrophobia.
Though only a few of his books have been translated, he is known as an amazing writer — well renowned in his native Hungary and Germany. Both of who were poets. The last author was Odysseas Elytis in nineteen-seventy nine. Only two books by Ersi Sotiropoulos have been translated in English.
Again she has been lack representation in the English language. Ersi Sotiropoulos is a prolific author of short stories, novels as well as poetry. She writes in a naked bare bone style, with great depth, and natural lucidity. Though her prose do away with beginnings, middles and ends. Her poems have an economy of words, often to the points of being minimalist in structure.
Leaving a lot of white on the page. That being said Dimoula retains a sense of hope in a troubled and unforgiving world. Her themes orbit dissolution, especially, that of the post-war era, and the civil war that followed, which lead to the coup and another dictatorship. Leonard Nolens — Belgium — Nolens is the giant of Flemish poetry and literature.
Leonard Nolens is a poet and a diarist. His debut was in; nineteen sixty-nine; with baroque and experimental poetry. His work is known for its serene reflection on oneself and on others.
Leonard Nolens is haunted by his themes, especially the desire to escape ones identity. Still all of Nolens poetry is known for its profound thoughts. His journals are fascinating because they straddle the line between poetry and identity freely. The kind of literature, which awakens the consciousness of others, to the atrocities around them. He is a beloved figure in Spain; a bestselling author, and a translator. Olga Tokarczuk — Poland — Tokarczuk is still a bit young, but her merits alone are strong.
In other words: she writes her novels with brief vignettes and stories. Her work is fragmented and beautiful. Mixing the mythological, and the supernatural, along with metaphysical to create a varied and colourful tapestry of the human condition. Zagajewski was once a protest poet, under the communist regime. But has since moved away from that title, and class, and has since moved towards other more pressing themes. The most notable is the presence of history in the ordinary day to day life of the present.
He is known to travel extensively. In all biographies, each wills state that not much is known about him, until he moved to New York. Rose has based books on and around North African myths and the myths of the indigenous people of South and Central America. Eduardo Galeano — Uruguay — Galeano is one of the most prolific and renowned Uruguayan writers, and journalists. He has shown a keen detail for history and interest in Latin American history. The nobodies: the no-ones, the nobodied, running like rabbits, dying through life, screwed every which way.
Who are not, but could be. Who are not human beings, but human resources. Who do not have faces, but arms. Who do not have names, but numbers. Who do not appear in the history of the world, but in the crime reports of the local paper. The nobodies, who are not worth the bullet that kills them. His stories are known for their colloquial language, and often brutal discussion of the lower class life of his home city of Curitiba.
His work is known for being refined, and compared to that of being haiku in prose. Only one of his books have been translated and published in English. It is famously stated that Murnane almost never leaves the state of Victoria. His first works were grammatically interesting, with long weaving sentences, and were largely autobiographical as they dealt with his childhood and adolescents. Murnane is a curious creature. His later works are known for being fascinating and obscure.
He is not well known, but he has a devoted readership, in Australia and internationally. He is known as one of the best writers, currently working in the English language. He is admired by J. Coetzee a Nobel Laureate. Honourable Mentions — I have a renewed vigor and enjoyment for the short story now. This is why these two authors are mentioned. While some authors go out of their way to write a thousand pages, phone book epic — these two authors choose to write, in the intensity of the moment.
But also use flashes of memory and dialogue to create elaborate and beautiful back stories. They tackle the human condition with empathy and sympathy. They are ironic; and they are comical. Alice Munro — Canada — One cannot help but be a bit, bias towards their own country. Alice Munro is a perennial favourite for the Nobel.
The Canadians that actually aware of the Nobel Prize, each year hold their breaths for short periods of times that Alice Munro may receive it. She is the best shot. Her stories have been compared to novels in depth, and characterization. Her themes are secrets, coming of age in the back drop of small towns, as well as the conflict that comes with small town morals and values; and family expectations. Later works encompass the trials of middle age, of loneliness, and in a sense a keen awareness of the passing of time.
Obsessively almost Munro deals with the passage of time and its lament that it leaves. Her work has been described as encompassing what it means to be a human being. The desire for love and for work — and the failings at both of them. The short comings of being individuals. As well as the epiphany that sheds light on the moment. William Trevor — Ireland — William Trevor is considered one of the greatest short story writers of all time.
He is also an accomplished playwright and novelist. Trevor though is known primarily as a short story writer. He has had a long career over some decades; and has written acute observations of the human condition within this timeframe. He is known for his comical touch, and dealing with Ireland and England equally in his stories. As well as the great divide between Protestant and Catholic. His later novels have become more complex and sophisticated both in style, and in ways of dealing with the subject matter.