All the Sad Young Literary Men

Titre : All the Sad Young Literary Men
Auteur : Keith Gessen
Éditeur : Penguin
ISBN-13 : 9781440629686
Libération : 2008-04-10

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A novel of love, sadness, wasted youth, and literary and intellectual ambition-"a wincingly funny debut" (Vogue) Keith Gessen is a Brave and trenchant new literary voice. Known as an award-winning translator of Russian and a book reviewer for publications including The New Yorker and The New York Times, Gessen makes his debut with this critically acclaimed novel, a charming yet scathing portrait of young adulthood at the opening of the twenty-first century. The novel charts the lives of Sam, Mark, and Keith as they overthink their college years, underthink their love lives, and struggle to find a semblance of maturity, responsibility, and even literary fame.

All the Sad Young Literary Men

Titre : All the Sad Young Literary Men
Auteur : Keith Gessen
Éditeur : Penguin
ISBN-13 : 0670018554
Libération : 2008

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Struggling to focus on his graduate work while overcoming a broken heart, Mark repeatedly takes advantage of the library computer's access to free porn, while Sam endeavors to pen a Zionist epic in spite of his limited understanding of Judaism, and Seth pursues a relationship with a selfless woman who reminds him of his painful past. 25,000 first printing.

All the Sad Young Literary Men

Titre : All the Sad Young Literary Men
Auteur : Keith Gessen
Éditeur : Penguin
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015076164824
Libération : 2008

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Struggling to focus on his graduate work while overcoming a broken heart, Mark repeatedly takes advantage of the library computer's access to free porn, while Sam endeavors to pen a Zionist epic in spite of his limited understanding of Judaism, and Seth pursues a relationship with a selfless woman who reminds him of his painful past. 25,000 first printing.

City by City

Titre : City by City
Auteur : Keith Gessen
Éditeur : Macmillan
ISBN-13 : 9780865478312
Libération : 2015-05-12

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A collection of essays--historical and personal--about the present and future of American cities Edited by Keith Gessen and Stephen Squibb, City by City is a collection of essays--historical, personal, and somewhere in between--about the present and future of American cities. It sweeps from Gold Rush, Alaska, to Miami, Florida, encompassing cities large and small, growing and failing. These essays look closely at the forces--gentrification, underemployment, politics, culture, and crime--that shape urban life. They also tell the stories of citizens whose fortunes have risen or fallen with those of the cities they call home. A cross between Hunter S. Thompson, Studs Terkel, and the Great Depression-era WPA guides to each state in the Union,City by City carries this project of American storytelling up to the days of our own Great Recession.

All the Sad Young Men

Titre : All the Sad Young Men
Auteur : Francis Scott Fitzgerald
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 9786050380880
Libération : 2015-05-20

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All the Sad Young Men is the third collection of short stories written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, published by Scribners in February 1926.

Very Recent History

Titre : Very Recent History
Auteur : Choire Sicha
Éditeur : Harper Collins
ISBN-13 : 9780062198990
Libération : 2013-08-06

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Very Recent History by Choire Sicha is an idiosyncratic and elegant narrative that follows a handful of young men in New York City as they navigate the ruins of money and power—in search of love and connection. After the Wall Street crash of 2008, the richest man in town is the mayor. Billionaires shed apartments like last season’s fashions, even as the country’s economy turns inside out. The young and careless go on as they always have, getting laid and getting laid off, falling in and out of love, and trying to navigate the strange world they traffic in: the Internet, complex financial markets, credit cards, pop stars, micro-plane cheese graters, and sex apps. A true-life fable of money, sex, and politics, Choire Sicha’s Very Recent History: An Entirely Factual Account of a Year (c. AD 2009) in a Large City turns our focus to a year in the life of a great city.

Falling Out of Time

Titre : Falling Out of Time
Auteur : David Grossman
Éditeur : Random House
ISBN-13 : 9781448161836
Libération : 2014-02-06

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In Falling Out of Time, David Grossman has created a genre-defying drama - part play, part prose, pure poetry - to tell the story of bereaved parents setting out to reach their lost children. It begins in a small village, in a kitchen, where a man announces to his wife that he is leaving, embarking on a journey in search of their dead son.The man - called simply the 'Walking Man' - paces in ever-widening circles around the town. One after another, all manner of townsfolk fall into step with him (the Net Mender, the Midwife, the Elderly Maths Teacher, even the Duke), each enduring his or her own loss. The walkers raise questions of grief and bereavement: Can death be overcome by an intensity of speech or memory? Is it possible, even for a fleeting moment, to call to the dead and free them from their death? Grossman's answer to such questions is a hymn to these characters, who ultimately find solace and hope in their communal act of breaching death’s hermetic separateness. For the reader, the solace is in their clamorous vitality, and in the gift of Grossman’s storytelling – a realm where loss is not merely an absence, but a life force of its own.

The Magical Chorus

Titre : The Magical Chorus
Auteur : Solomon Volkov
Éditeur : Vintage Books USA
ISBN-13 : 9781400077861
Libération : 2009

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A cultural history of Russia that ranges from the reign of Tsar Nicholas II to perestroika examines the complex interconnection between Russian rulers and artists as exemplified by the stories behind the great masterpieces of luminaries in the fields of art, music, literature, theater, cinema and dance. Reprint.

The End of the Jews

Titre : The End of the Jews
Auteur : Adam Mansbach
Éditeur : Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN-13 : 9780385520423
Libération : 2009-03

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The saga of the Brodskys, a family of Jewish writers and artists, unfolds from shtetl to suburbia across the turbulent course of the twentieth century, as each member embarks on an individual--and obsessive--quest for love, inspiration, art, and a place in the world. Reprint.

A Pigeon and a Boy

Titre : A Pigeon and a Boy
Auteur : Meir Shalev
Éditeur : Schocken
ISBN-13 : 9780805242683
Libération : 2009-01-06

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From the internationally acclaimed Israeli writer Meir Shalev comes a mesmerizing novel of two love stories, separated by half a century but connected by one enchanting act of devotion. During the 1948 War of Independence--a time when pigeons are still used to deliver battlefield messages--a gifted young pigeon handler is mortally wounded. In the moments before his death, he dispatches one last pigeon. The bird is carrying his extraordinary gift to the girl he has loved since adolescence. Intertwined with this story is the contemporary tale of Yair Mendelsohn, who has his own legacy from the 1948 war. Yair is a tour guide specializing in bird-watching trips who, in middle age, falls in love again with a childhood girlfriend. His growing passion for her, along with a gift from his mother on her deathbed, becomes the key to a life he thought no longer possible. Unforgettable in both its particulars and its sweep, A Pigeon and A Boy is a tale of lovers then and now--of how deeply we love, of what home is, and why we, like pigeons trained to fly in one direction only, must eventually return to it. In a voice that is at once playful, wise, and altogether beguiling, Meir Shalev tells a story as universal as war and as intimate as a winged declaration of love. From the Hardcover edition.