The Maimed (Dedalus European Classics) by Hermann Ungar

By Hermann Ungar

Translated by way of Mike Mitchell

Franz Polzer is a guy who's ruled through irrational fears; even a pleasant smile turns out to hide a hidden risk. He retains the realm at bay by way of setting up his existence in accordance with the meticulous regimen of his paintings as a financial institution clerk. He even rejects advertising since it brings the unknown that would threaten to disenchanted his ordered existence.But this precarious order is disturbed by way of the sexual calls for of his landlady. as soon as the 1st breach has happened, he's dragged inexorably down into an abyss of decay which ends up in a grisly homicide. The horror of Polzer's fall is emphasized via the problem of truth sobriety of Ungar's narrative kind.

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La Cinquantaine en Provence by Yves Lamontagne

By Yves Lamontagne

Ah ! l. a. Provence ! Ses paysages enchanteurs, ses magnifiques villages, son histoire si riche, son soleil et ses bons vins ! Christian n’a pas su résister longtemps aux menaces de sa femme Audrey, bien décidée à l’obliger à prendre un mois de vacances. Pour ce médecin-chercheur dans los angeles cinquantaine, plus porté sur le travail acharné que sur le farniente, ce séjour dans un mas à Grambois sera l’occasion de découvrir de nouveaux charmes à l. a. vie…

C’est ainsi qu’avec Audrey et Jeanne, l. a. grande amie de sa femme, Christian s’envole vers l. a. France. Une fois sur position, malgré son tempérament cartésien et son désir de toujours être dans l’action, Christian se surprend à changer de rythme. Peu à peu, l’influence des deux femmes qui mieux que lui savent goûter l’instant présent se fait sentir. Il se laisse séduire par los angeles beauté des lieux, los angeles chaleur des gens, l. a. douceur d’un quotidien aux couleurs de détente et de plaisir.

Mais les visites d’amis ne sont pas sans le laisser songeur. Lui qui vient d’avoir cinquante-cinq ans perdrait-il sa vie à l. a. gagner ? Pourquoi a-t-il soudainement l’impression qu’il aurait avantage à trouver de nouveaux sens à son existence ? Et comme si ses questionnements n’étaient pas assez nombreux, voilà que le hasard position l. a. troublante Mathilde sur sa route…

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Three Bedrooms in Manhattan (New York Review Books Classics) by Georges Simenon

By Georges Simenon

Translated from the French via Marc Romano and Lawrence G. Blochman. creation by way of Joyce Carol Oates

An actor, lately divorced, at free leads to long island; a lady, no much less lonely, maybe even extra determined than the guy: they meet by accident in an all-night diner and are attracted to one another instant. Roaming the town streets, hitting its late-night dives, losing one other coin into one more jukebox, those misplaced souls fight to appreciate what it really is that has introduced them, virtually regardless of themselves, jointly. they're driven—from second to second, from bed room to bedroom—to improvise the main unforeseen of affection tales, a story of suspense the place danger by myself bargains salvation.

Georges Simenon was once the most well-liked and prolific of the 20th century's nice novelists. Three Bedrooms in Manhattan—closely in line with the tale of his personal assembly along with his moment wife—is his so much passionate and revealing work.

Reviews

"Simenon used to be immensely famous by way of either Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett...[His novels] examine favourably with the murky gray worlds of James M. Cain, Jim Thompson and Patricia Highsmith with their ambiguous international view of innocents and criminals stuck within the whirlpools of destiny and suffering to make feel in their existence...Three Bedrooms in new york is one among his so much erotic and emotionally charged stories." --Maxim Jakubowski, the days (London)

"Three Bedrooms in big apple is ready how we withstand love, how we get dragged into it, spat out, dragged again in opposed to our will....Blinking neon blankets the tale in an environment of basic decay--in lifestyles and belief and the merest chance of love....Simenon takes no matter what narrow threads he can locate in his characters that carry them to existence. He exhibits how relentlessly the brain attempts to sabotage the heart." --Susan Salter Reynolds, the l. a. instances

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Collisions of Electrons with Atomic Ions (Landolt-Börnstein: by Y. Hahn, A. Pradhan, H. Tawara, H.L. Zhang

By Y. Hahn, A. Pradhan, H. Tawara, H.L. Zhang

Interactions of photons and electrons with atoms, molecules, and ions are primary trouble-free tactics in a wide selection of impartial or ionized gases in nature or laboratory. the knowledge at the go sections or comparable amounts for these approaches are eagerly wanted in lots of fields of software comparable to astrophysics, atmospheric technological know-how, plasma technological know-how, radiation physics and chemistry, and so forth. also they are vital in realizing actual or chemical houses of atoms, molecules, and their ions. quantity I/17 presents pass part facts and comparable quantitative info at the collisions of photons with atoms, electrons with atoms, and electrons with atomic ions.

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The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu, Royall Tyler

By Murasaki Shikibu, Royall Tyler

The 1st whole new translation for 25 years of the stated masterpiece of jap literature. woman Murasaki's nice eleventh century novel is a fantastically crafted tale of affection, betrayal and dying on the Imperial courtroom. on the middle of this epic is Prince Genji, the son of an emperor, whose passionate personality, amorous affairs and transferring political fortunes, provide an equisite glimpse of the golden age of Japan. Royal Tyler's amazing new translation is scrupulously real to the japanese unique yet appeals immeadiately to the trendy reader. This version additionally comprises notes, glossaries, personality lists and a chronology to permit the reader to understand the richness of this vintage of global literature.

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Marriage and the Public Good: Ten Principles by The Witherspoon Institute

By The Witherspoon Institute

Govt precis lately, marriage has weakened, with severe destructive outcomes for society as an entire. 4 advancements are specifically troubling: divorce, illegitimacy, cohabitation, and same-sex marriage. the aim of this record is to make a considerable new contribution to the general public debate over marriage. Too frequently, the rational case for marriage isn't really made in any respect or no longer made rather well. As students, we're persuaded that the case for marriage will be made and received on the point of reason.Marriage protects young ones, women and men, and the typical stable. The future health of marriage is especially very important in a unfastened society, which depends on voters to control their inner most lives and rear their young ones responsibly, with the intention to restrict the scope, measurement, and tool of the country. The nation's retreat from marriage has been relatively consequential for our society's so much weak groups: minorities and the terrible pay a disproportionately heavy fee while marriage declines of their groups. Marriage additionally deals women and men as spouses an outstanding they could have in no opposite direction: a mutual and whole giving of the self. therefore, marriage understood because the enduring union of husband and spouse is either a superb in itself and likewise advances the general public curiosity.

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Diffusion in Non-Metallic Solids (Part 1) by D. L. Beke (eds.)

By D. L. Beke (eds.)

This new quantity of Landolt-Börnstein includes subvolumes, A "Diffusion in Semiconductors" and B "Diffusion in Non-Metallic Solids". This separation used to be precious, as the box and the variety of information is just too huge to be compressed right into a unmarried quantity purely. This separation additionally displays the anticipated distinction within the curiosity of strength clients. Subvolume A has already been released in 1998. To hasten e-book of subvolume B the compilations were published because the authors accomplished their manuscripts. for that reason, and thanks to the big quantity of knowledge within the box of Diffusion in Oxides subvolume B is extra subdivided into components: the current half 1, containing all info for Diffusion in Non-Metallic Solids with out Diffusion in Oxides and half 2 containing the knowledge for Diffusion in Oxides, that's in preparation.

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Magnetic Alloys for Technical Applications. Soft Magnetic by G. Bertotti, F. Fiorillo (auth.), H. P. J. Wijn (eds.)

By G. Bertotti, F. Fiorillo (auth.), H. P. J. Wijn (eds.)

Volume 19 of staff III (Crystal and sturdy country Physics) bargains with the magnetic homes of metals, alloys and steel compounds. the volume of data to be had during this box is so huge that numerous subvolumes are had to hide all of it. This subvolume III/19i1 offers with the magnetic houses of soppy magnetic alloys that are the topic of investigations in relation with their capability usefulness for technical purposes. the big fields of high-induction alloys and Invar and Elinvar alloys are lined. The relation among the magnetic houses and some of the coaching thoughts of the alloys with the implications for his or her actual constitution have bought distinct attention.

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Love Letters: The Romantic Secrets Hidden in Our Handwriting by Paula Roberts

By Paula Roberts

Love Letters is stuffed with easy-to-understand and invaluable info, exhibiting how via small samples of handwriting, you can begin to make larger offerings of romantic companions. prepared based on specific personality characteristics, each one bankruptcy of this ebook makes a speciality of a particular precept and provides concise reasons. The ebook is additionally packed with star handwriting samples, all used to illustrate yes character forms. discover even if you will have the organizational abilities of Madonna, or, the intuitive powers of Bruce Springsteen. Does your beloved have the ambition of Napoleon or the self-control of Babe Ruth? you'll study adequate approximately your partner's character from this e-book to gauge the potential of luck on your dating. For instance, simply by the course during which your partner's writing slopes, or even if the tops of the small 'a's and 'o's are open or no longer, you are going to recognize even if she or he is introverted or extroverted, sociable or got rid of, secretive or very open. there isn't any one magical device to make sure happiness in lifestyles, yet this publication may assist you to avoid a few difficulties on your own lifestyles. Love works in mysterious methods, yet handwriting is a smart support in seeing what hindrances and potentials there are on your courting.

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