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By Shannon Yarbrough

A rape sufferer elevating a biracial child. A drug addict haunted by way of a useless female friend. A gay mourning a lifeless lover. A instructor having an affair together with his pupil. And a businesswoman sexually burdened by way of her boss. What do all of them have in universal? all of them take a seat at Lorraine White's vacation dinner desk; also they are her young children.

But Lorraine's childrens will not be the single ones within the kinfolk facing ghosts of the previous. this can be the 1st Christmas the Whites have spent jointly because the demise in their father. And it rather well should be their final, as arguments happen, secrets and techniques are published, and maybe a assassin walks between them.

In his most recent novel, Yarbrough explores the broken soul of 1 small city kin and breaks during the obstacles of affection, convincing his readers that regardless of how demanding lifestyles will get, occasionally the aid of relatives is the one real origin we have now left to rely on - even if we wish to or now not.

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Download E-books Onto the stage - Slighted Souls and other stage and radio plays PDF

By BS Murthy

A compendium of the author’s degree and radio performs - whereas 'Slighted Souls' offers with the uprising of the downtrodden, 'Men at paintings on ladies at work’ is set sexual harassment at paintings position or even as 'Castle of Despair' is outfitted at the floor of man's urge for achievement, the radio play 'A Love on Hold' depicts the drama of affection and possession.

"Slighted Souls" is a poignant love tale set in rural Telangana, beset with feudal exploitation of the downtrodden dalits. in addition to forcing the dalits to toil within the fields as bonded hard work with no impunity, the land possessing doras had no qualms in lowering the womenfolk of this ilk as intercourse slaves within the gadis.

"Men at paintings on girls at work" is a tragic-comic episode depicting the fallout of sexual harassment on the place of work within the Indian city surroundings with its conventional cultural underpinnings.

"Castle of Despair", outfitted at the slippery floor of man's innate urge for one-upmanship, portrays its facade of falsity at the grand level of human tragedy.

The radio play, "Love on Hold", lends voice to the felt anxieties of a guy and a lady as their past love will get rekindled felt and the dilemmas of ownership confronted by means of the couple in a conservative cultural background.

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Download E-books The Poisoned Crown (The Accursed Kings, Book 3) PDF

By Maurice Druon

‘This used to be the unique video game of thrones’ George R.R. Martin

No guy is impervious to the poisons of the crown…

Having murdered his spouse and exiled his mistress, King Louis X of France turns into besotted with Princess Clemence of Hungary and makes her his new Queen.

However, notwithstanding the problem of the succession can be guaranteed, it's faraway from so, as Louis embarks on an ill-fated conflict opposed to Flanders.

Where his father, Philip IV, was once powerful, Louis is vulnerable, and the objectives of his proud, profligate barons threaten his strength and the way forward for a state as soon as governed by means of an Iron King.

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Download E-books The Tragedy of Macbeth (The Complete Shakespeare Translated by Liang Shiqiu, Book 31) (Bilingual Edition) PDF

By William Shakespeare, Liang Shiqiu

It's a Bilingual version of chinese language and English.

中国广播电视出版社从台湾远东图书公司引进版权,出版了梁实秋翻译的《莎士比亚全集》中英文对照版,这是梁译本《莎士比亚全集》以中英文对照的形式首次在内地出版发行。梁译本的最大特点为:白话散文式的风格;直译,忠实于原文;全译,决不删略原文。除此之外,梁译本还有独到之处:一是加了注释。莎翁作品原文常有版本的困难,晦涩难解之处很多,各种双关语、熟语、俚语、典故也多,猥亵语也不少,梁实秋不但直译,而且加了大量注释,帮助读者理解原文。二是每剧前都加了序言。序言中对该剧的版本、著作年代、故事来源、舞台历史、该剧的意义及批评意见等均有论述。

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Download E-books The Pot of Gold and Other Plays (Penguin Classics) PDF

Plautus's huge humor, proven in a number of the earliest surviving Latin performs, displays Roman manners and modern lifestyles. This briliant assortment includes: The Pot of Gold (Aulularia), The Prisoners (Captivi), The Brothers Menaechmus (Menaechmi), The Swaggering Soldier (Miles Gloriosus), and Pseudolus.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts superior by means of introductions and notes through exclusive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

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Download E-books All in the Timing: Fourteen Plays PDF

By David Ives

The area in line with David Ives is a truly upload position, and his performs represent a digital rigidity try out of the English language -- and of the audience's means for disorientation and enjoyment. Ives's characters plunge into black holes known as "Philadelphias," the place the best wishes are hilariously thwarted. Chimps named Milton, fast, and Kafka are locked in a room and made to re-create Hamlet. And a con guy peddles classes in a doubtful language within which "hello" interprets as "velcro" and "fraud" comes out as "freud."

At as soon as enthralling and complicated, incisively clever and side-splittingly humorous, this unique paperback version of Ives's performs contains "Sure Thing," "Words, phrases, Words," "The common Language," "Variations at the loss of life of Trotsky," "The Philadelphia," "Long in the past and much Away," "Foreplay, or The artwork of the Fugue," "Seven Menus," "Mere Mortals," "English Made Simple," "A Singular Kinda Guy," "Speed-the-Play," "Ancient History," and "Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread."

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Download E-books Faust, Part II PDF

By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

During this sequel to Faust, Mephistopheles takes Faust on a trip via historical Greek mythology, conjuring for him the insurpassably attractive Helen of Troy, in addition to the classical gods. Faust falls in love with and marries Helen, embodying for Goethe his 'imaginative longing to affix poetically the Romantic Medievalism of the germanic West to the classical genius of the Greeks'. additional to the topics of redemption and salvation during this nice drama, are Goethe's eerie premonitions of contemporary phenomena reminiscent of inflation and the production of lifestyles via medical synthesis.

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Download E-books Orestes and Other Plays (Oxford World's Classics) PDF

By Euripides, Robin Waterfield

Orestes and different Plays offers new translations of Ion, Orestes, The Phoenician Women and The Suppliant Women, performs that every one discover moral and political topics. Ion vividly portrays the function of probability in human lifestyles and the dynamics of kin relationships.
In Orestes, the most well-liked of the tragedian's performs concerning the old global, Euripides explores the emotional results of Orestes' homicide of his mom at the contributors involved, and makes the story resonate with recommendation to Athens concerning the risk to democracy posed by way of political strain teams. The Suppliant Women is a observation at the politics of empire, because the Athenian king Theseus makes a decision to exploit strength of fingers instead of persuasion opposed to Thebes. The Phoenician Women transforms the bad clash among Oedipus' sons into essentially the most savage indictments of civil battle in Western literature via highlighting the private tragedy it brings.

About the Series: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the broadest spectrum of literature from around the world. each one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, offering the main actual textual content plus a wealth of different beneficial beneficial properties, together with specialist introductions via best specialists, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, updated bibliographies for extra learn, and lots more and plenty more.

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Download E-books Sports Play PDF

By Elfriede Jelinek, Penny Black

First produced in 1998 on the recognized Vienna Burgtheater, the awesome and provocative activities Play through Austrian playwright Elfriede Jelinek is a postdramatic theatrical exploration of the making, advertising and sale of the human physique and of feelings in recreation. It explores modern society's obsession with health and physique tradition bringing into sharp concentration our have to belong to a bunch, a workforce or a kingdom. game is visible as a kind of struggle in peacetime

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Download E-books Dead Metaphor: Three Plays PDF

By George F. Walker

Canada’s most sensible playwright sears the web page with 3 new darkly comedian performs that denounce political tradition, individualism, and the accompanying ethical depravity. The identify play, Dead Metaphor, examines the collision of a politician’s own lives, advanced via a son’s go back from Afghanistan. In The Ravine, a mayoral candidate learns that his ex-wife resides in a gully close by and needs to place successful on him. The Burden of Self-Awareness has funds on the centre of a dramatic clash of values. all the 3 performs is populated by way of characters attempting to navigate the more and more blurred strains of what’s correct and mistaken – attempting to regularly remain educated, alert, and able to act for the typical sturdy. or simply to get even.

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