A Little Life

Author: Hanya Yanagihara
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780385539265
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NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST SHORT-LISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE Brace yourself for the most astonishing, challenging, upsetting, and profoundly moving book in many a season. An epic about love and friendship in the twenty-first century that goes into some of the darkest places fiction has ever traveled and yet somehow improbably breaks through into the light. Truly an amazement—and a great gift for its readers. When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their center of gravity. Over the decades, their relationships deepen and darken, tinged by addiction, success, and pride. Yet their greatest challenge, each comes to realize, is Jude himself, by midlife a terrifyingly talented litigator yet an increasingly broken man, his mind and body scarred by an unspeakable childhood, and haunted by what he fears is a degree of trauma that he’ll not only be unable to overcome—but that will define his life forever. In rich and resplendent prose, Yanagihara has fashioned a tragic and transcendent hymn to brotherly love, a masterful depiction of heartbreak, and a dark examination of the tyranny of memory and the limits of human endurance.

4 3 2 1

Author: Paul Auster
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644050112
Size: 12.14 MB
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Paul Auster, der bekannte amerikanische Bestsellerautor, legt in Gestalt eines Rätselspiels sein bisher umfangreichstes Werk und Opus magnum vor: die vierfach unterschiedlich erzählte Geschichte eines jungen Amerikaners in den fünfziger und sechziger Jahren des 20. Jahrhunderts – ein Epos voll mit Politik, Zeitgeschichte, Liebe, Leidenschaft und dem wechselvollen Spiel des Zufalls. «4 3 2 1» – das sind vier Variationen eines Lebens: Archibald Ferguson, von allen nur Archie genannt, wächst im Newark der fünfziger Jahre auf. «Was für ein interessanter Gedanke», sagt er sich als kleiner Junge, «sich vorzustellen, wie für ihn alles anders sein könnte, auch wenn er selbst immer derselbe bliebe. Ja, alles war möglich, und nur weil etwas auf eine bestimmte Weise geschah, hieß das noch lange nicht, dass es nicht auch auf eine andere Weise geschehen konnte.» Im Verein mit der höheren Macht einer von Paul Auster raffiniert dirigierten literarischen Vorsehung entspinnen sich nun vier unterschiedliche Versionen von Archies Leben: provinziell und bescheiden; kämpferisch, aber vom Unglück verfolgt; betroffen und besessen von den Ereignissen der Zeit; künstlerisch genial begabt und nach den Sternen greifend. Und alle vier sind vollgepackt mit Abenteuern, Liebe, Lebenskämpfen und den Schlägen eines unberechenbaren Schicksals ... «4 3 2 1» ist ein faszinierendes Gedankenspiel und ein Höhepunkt in Austers Schaffen. Seine großen Themen, das Streben nach Glück, die Rolle des Zufalls, Politik und Zeitgeschichte von Hiroshima bis Vietnam – alle sind hier versammelt und verdichtet in den hoffnungsvollen Lebenswegen eines jungen Mannes, der sein Glück in der Welt zu finden sucht. (Einige Kapitel mit Nummerierung, aber ohne Text in diesem Buch sind künstlerische Absicht des Autors, keine technischen Fehler.)

A Little Life

Author: Instaread
Publisher: Instaread
ISBN: 9781944195670
Size: 18.57 MB
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A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara | Summary & Analysis Preview: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara tells the story of Jude St. Francis and the people in his life. Jude, left partially disabled by a terrifying injury as a teenager, is distraught about his past and hides most of that past and himself from others, even those closest to him. The relationships he forms as a young and older adult sustain him longer than he ever expected to live, but in the end, Jude has faced too much abuse and heartache to go on. Jude was left as an infant by his unknown parents in the care of a monastery, where he grew up being taught—and physically and sexually abused—by several men. Jude developed a trusting relationship with one of the monks, Brother Luke. Jude and Brother Luke ran away from the monastery, but Brother Luke sold Jude as a child prostitute out of motel rooms… PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of A Little Life: • Summary of book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style

Der L Rm Der Zeit

Author: Julian Barnes
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 9783462316971
Size: 19.73 MB
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Julian Barnes’ meisterhafter Roman über Dmitri Schostakowitsch Im Mai 1937 wartet ein Mann jede Nacht neben dem Fahrstuhl seiner Leningrader Wohnung darauf, dass Stalins Schergen kommen und ihn abholen. Der Mann ist der Komponist Schostakowitsch, und er wartet am Lift, um seiner Familie den Anblick seiner Verhaftung zu ersparen. Die Gunst der Mächtigen zu erlangen, hat zwei Seiten: Stalin, der sich plötzlich für seine Musik zu interessieren scheint, verlässt noch in der Pause die Aufführung seiner Oper »Lady Macbeth von Mzensk«. Fortan ist Schostakowitsch ein zum Abschuss freigegebener Mann. Durch Glück entgeht er der Säuberung, doch was bedeutet es für einen Künstler, keine Entscheidung frei treffen zu können? In welchem Verhältnis stehen Kunst und Unterdrückung, Diktatur und Kreativität zueinander, und ist es verwerflich, wenn man sich der Macht beugt, um künstlerisch arbeiten zu können? Im neuen Roman von Julian Barnes wird das von Repressionen geprägte Leben von Schostakowitsch in meisterhafter Knappheit dargestellt – ein großartiger Künstlerroman, der die Frage der Integrität stellt und traurige Aktualität genießt.

Summary Analysis Of A Little Life

Author: Instaread
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1523697601
Size: 11.79 MB
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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara | Summary & Analysis Preview: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara tells the story of Jude St. Francis and the people in his life. Jude, left partially disabled by a terrifying injury as a teenager, is distraught about his past and hides most of that past and himself from others, even those closest to him. The relationships he forms as a young and older adult sustain him longer than he ever expected to live, but in the end, Jude has faced too much abuse and heartache to go on. Jude was left as an infant by his unknown parents in the care of a monastery, where he grew up being taught--and physically and sexually abused--by several men. Jude developed a trusting relationship with one of the monks, Brother Luke. Jude and Brother Luke ran away from the monastery, but Brother Luke sold Jude as a child prostitute out of motel rooms... Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of A Little Life: * Summary of book * Introduction to the Important People in the book * Analysis of the Themes and Author's Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, summarize and analyze it for your convenience.

Summary Of A Little Life

Author: Instaread
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1530127424
Size: 14.47 MB
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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara | Summary & Analysis Preview: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara tells the story of Jude St. Francis and the people in his life. Jude, left partially disabled by a terrifying injury as a teenager, is distraught about his past and hides most of that past and himself from others, even those closest to him. The relationships he forms as a young and older adult sustain him longer than he ever expected to live, but in the end, Jude has faced too much abuse and heartache to go on. Jude was left as an infant by his unknown parents in the care of a monastery, where he grew up being taught--and physically and sexually abused--by several men. Jude developed a trusting relationship with one of the monks, Brother Luke. Jude and Brother Luke ran away from the monastery, but Brother Luke sold Jude as a child prostitute out of motel rooms... Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of A Little Life: * Summary of book * Introduction to the Important People in the book * Analysis of the Themes and Author's Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, summarize and analyze it for your convenience.