the gallery new york review books classics

Download Book The Gallery New York Review Books Classics in PDF format. You can Read Online The Gallery New York Review Books Classics here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

The Gallery

Author : John Horne Burns
ISBN : 9781590178072
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 41. 34 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 962
Read : 512

Get This Book


"The first book of real magnitude to come out of the last war." —John Dos Passos John Horne Burns brought The Gallery back from World War II, and on publication in 1947 it became a critically-acclaimed bestseller. However, Burns's early death at the age of 36 led to the subsequent neglect of this searching book, which captures the shock the war dealt to the preconceptions and ideals of the victorious Americans. Set in occupied Naples in 1944, The Gallery takes its name from the Galleria Umberto, a bombed-out arcade where everybody in town comes together in pursuit of food, drink, sex, money, and oblivion. A daring and enduring novel—one of the first to look directly at gay life in the military—The Gallery poignantly conveys the mixed feelings of the men and women who fought the war that made America a superpower.

The Gallery

Author : John Horne Burns
ISBN : 1590170806
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 49. 86 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 760
Read : 603

Get This Book


"The first book of real magnitude to come out of the last war." --John Dos Passos John Horne Burns brought The Gallery back from World War II, and on publication in 1947 it became a critically-acclaimed bestseller. However, Burns's early death at the age of 36 led to the subsequent neglect of this searching book, which captures the shock the war dealt to the preconceptions and ideals of the victorious Americans. Set in occupied Naples in 1944, The Gallery takes its name from the Galleria Umberto, a bombed-out arcade where everybody in town comes together in pursuit of food, drink, sex, money, and oblivion. A daring and enduring novel--one of the first to look directly at gay life in the military--The Gallery poignantly conveys the mixed feelings of the men and women who fought the war that made America a superpower.

The Gallery

Author : John Horne Burns
ISBN : OCLC:162648341
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
File Size : 27. 15 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 935
Read : 350

Get This Book



Nights In The Gardens Of Brooklyn

Author : Harvey Swados
ISBN : 9781590170847
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 65. 84 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 285
Read : 645

Get This Book


A collection of stories from the novelist, factory worker, activist, and literary critic takes readers on a tour of human loss, pleasures, and contradictions, in a compelling study of America at midcentury. Original.

Blood On The Forge

Author : William Attaway
ISBN : 9781590178089
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 48. 93 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 441
Read : 1265

Get This Book


This brutally gripping novel about the African-American Great Migration follows the three Moss brothers, who flee the rural South to work in industries up North. Delivered by day into the searing inferno of the steel mills, by night they encounter a world of surreal devastation, crowded with dogfighters, whores, cripples, strikers, and scabs. Keenly sensitive to character, prophetic in its depiction of environmental degradation and globalized labor, Attaway's novel is an unprecedneted confrontation with the realities of American life, offering an apocalyptic vision of the melting pot not as an icon of hope but as an instrument of destruction. Blood on the Forge was first published in 1941, when it attracted the admiring attention of Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison. It is an indispensable account of a major turning point in black history, as well as a triumph of individual style, charged with the concentrated power and poignance of the blues.

Lucky Jim

Author : Kingsley Amis
ISBN : 9781590175910
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 51. 53 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 229
Read : 1036

Get This Book


Regarded by many as the finest, and funniest, comic novel of the twentieth century, Lucky Jim remains as trenchant, withering, and eloquently misanthropic as when it first scandalized readers in 1954. This is the story of Jim Dixon, a hapless lecturer in medieval history at a provincial university who knows better than most that “there was no end to the ways in which nice things are nicer than nasty ones.” Amis’s scabrous debut leads the reader through a gallery of emphatically English bores, cranks, frauds, and neurotics, with each of whom Dixon must contend in one way or another in order to hold on to his cushy academic perch and win the girl of his fancy. More than just a merciless satire of cloistered college life and stuffy post-war manners, Lucky Jim is an attack on the forces of boredom, whatever form they may take, and a work of art that at once distills and extends an entire tradition of English comic writing, from Fielding and Dickens through Wodehouse and Waugh. As Christopher Hitchens has written, “if you can picture Bertie or Jeeves being capable of actual malice, and simultaneously imagine Evelyn Waugh forgetting about original sin, you have the combination of innocence and experience that makes this short romp so imperishable.”

The Siege Of Krishnapur

Author : James Gordon Farrell
ISBN : 9780307957849
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 36. 79 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 936
Read : 253

Get This Book


Two stunning, Booker Prize-winning historical novels that vividly chronicle the crumbling edges of the British Empire in India and Ireland--in one Contemporary Classics hardcover. Inspired by historical events, The Siege of Krishnapur is the mesmerizing tale of a British outpost, under siege during the Indian Mutiny of 1857, whose residents find their smug assumptions of moral and military superiority and their rigid class barriers under fire—literally and figuratively. The hero of Troubles, having survived the battles of World War I, makes his way to Ireland in 1919, in search of his once-wealthy fiancée. What he finds is her family's enormous seaside hotel in a spectacular state of decline, overgrown and overrun by herds of cats and pigs and the few remaining guests. From this strange perch, moving from room to room as the hotel falls down around him, he witnesses the distant tottering of the Empire in the East and the rise of the violent "Troubles" in Ireland.

The Fountain Overflows

Author : Rebecca West
ISBN : 9781453206980
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 77. 33 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 585
Read : 1291

Get This Book


A talented, eccentric London family tries to find their place in the world in this semiautobiographical novel by a New York Times–bestselling author. Papa Aubrey’s wife and twin daughters, Mary and Rose, are piano prodigies, his young son Richard Quin is a lively boy, and his eldest daughter Cordelia is a beautiful and driven young woman with musical aspirations. But the talented and eccentric Aubrey family rarely enjoys a moment of harmony, as its members struggle to overcome the effects of their patriarch’s spendthrift ways. Now they must move so that their father, a noted journalist, can find stable employment. Throughout, it is the Aubreys’ hope that art will save them from the cacophony of a life sliding toward poverty. In this eloquent and winning portrait, West’s compelling characters must uncover their true talent for kindness in order to thrive in the world that exists outside of their life as a family.

Novels In Three Lines

Author : Felix Feneon
ISBN : 9781590174197
Genre : True Crime
File Size : 43. 19 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 184
Read : 567

Get This Book


A NEW YORK REVIEW BOOKS ORIGINAL Novels in Three Lines collects more than a thousand items that appeared anonymously in the French newspaper Le Matin in 1906—true stories of murder, mayhem, and everyday life presented with a ruthless economy that provokes laughter even as it shocks. This extraordinary trove, undiscovered until the 1940s and here translated for the first time into English, is the work of the mysterious Félix Fénéon. Dandy, anarchist, and critic of genius, the discoverer of Georges Seurat and the first French publisher of James Joyce, Fénéon carefully maintained his own anonymity, toiling for years as an obscure clerk in the French War Department. Novels in Three Lines is his secret chef-d’oeuvre, a work of strange and singular art that brings back the long-ago year of 1906 with the haunting immediacy of a photograph while looking forward to such disparate works as Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project and the Death and Disaster series of Andy Warhol.

Renoir

Author : Jean Renoir
ISBN : 0940322773
Genre : Art
File Size : 41. 93 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 929
Read : 863

Get This Book


The son of the great French impressionist painter offers readers a loving portrait of his father's life and career spiced with plentiful anecdotes and details of his relationship with other artistic giants such as Monet and CTzanne. Reprint.

Top Download:

Best Books