In six darkly comic tales, Saul Bellow presents the human experience in all its preposterousness, poignancy, and pathos. In the title story, a professor well-known for his wit struggles to animate his memoirs as he teeters on the brink of despair; in “the old System,” a distinguished biochemist tries to find room in his life for love; and in “A Father to Be,” a man is startled to find himself seated next to his future adult son on a New York subway. The other stories, too, reflect Bellow’s..
A dazzling debut, and a publishing phenomenon: the tender, savagely funny collection from a young immigrant who has taken the critics by storm. Few readers had heard of David..В корзину Подробнее
Jane Austen is one of the most enduring and skilled English novelists. With her wit, social perception and unerring ability to create some of literature''s most charismatic and..В корзину Описание
Theodore Dreiser was an American novelist and journalist of the naturalist school. His novels often featured main characters who succeeded at their objectives despite a lack of a..В корзину Описание
The story of Ebenezer Scrooge opens on a Christmas Eve as cold as Scrooge''s own heart. That night, he receives three ghostly visitors: the terrifying spirits of Christmas Past,..В корзину Подробнее
While her grotesque and demanding grandmother retires to bed, Erendira still has floors to wash, sheets to iron, and a peacock to feed. The never-ending chores leave the young..В корзину Описание