By Anthony Burgess
Gathered the following for the 1st time below one conceal are the 4 novels that includes Anthony Burgess's maximum comedian construction, the perdurable poet F.X. Enderby. "With the main offhand, scurrilous appeal, Burgess illustrates (how Enderby the artist) is the fellow who expresses for all males their unbuttoned real selves".--Time.
By Dan Gutman
Something bizarre goes on!
First the varsity bus will get a flat tire, after which Mrs. Kormel is completely misplaced in the midst of nowhere! Mrs. Kormel is the most eldritch bus motive force within the heritage of the realm, and she's using everybody crazy!
By Chris Lehmann
"Social feedback at its scorching-hot best."—Barbara Ehrenreich
"Think H.L. Mencken crossed with Jon Stewart."—The Phoenix
In Rich humans Things, Chris Lehmann lays naked some of the dogmas and delusions that prop up plutocratic rule within the post-meltdown age. it is a funny and harrowing story of warped populism, phony reform, and blind deference to the nation's monetary elite. because the writer explains, American type privilege is particularly very similar to the belief of intercourse in a Catholic school—it's now not speculated to exist within the first position, yet as soon as it provides itself on your imagination, that it is everywhere.
A concise and easy-to-use consultant, Rich humans issues catalogs the fortifications that preserve the opulent from the resentments of the hoi polloi. From ideological stanchions reminiscent of the loose industry in the course of the castellation of media together with The manhattan instances and Wired magazine, to gatekeepers similar to David Brooks, Steve Forbes, and Alan Greenspan, Lehmann covers the gigantic array of comforting and accomplished protections that permit the über-privileged to take care of their iron grip on nearly 1/2 America's wealth. With chapters on Malcolm Gladwell, the ideally suited court docket, the memoir, and extra, nobody is spared from Lehmann's pointed prose.
Chris Lehmann is hired, ever precariously, as an editor for Yahoo! information, Bookforum, and The Baffler, whereas dissecting the excesses of his social betters for his column wealthy humans issues at TheAwl.com. He lives in Washington, DC, together with his spouse Ana Marie Cox and a quartet of fine pets.
By L. M. Anonymous
Throughout the contemporary renovations of the Orchard residence in harmony, Massachusetts—home of the famed Alcott family—workmen repairing rotting beams stumbled on a handwritten manuscript tightly rolled right into a bottle and buried within the earthen flooring of what was the foundation cellar. Conservators from Harvard University’s Peabody Museum date the manuscript from the past due 1800s. even though the identify web page bears no signature, there should be no doubt of its authenticity or its author.
The textual content, released for the 1st time, will without doubt offend scholars—while shooting the prurient mind's eye of many readers. The author’s precise goal is misplaced to us, keep for tricks all through suggesting that scripting this mémoire d’amour served as a cathartic workout. purely the manuscript continues to be, and it's provided in unexpurgated shape here.
Louisa might Alcott, writer of the vintage Little girls, consort of Emerson, Thoreau and Hawthorne, loved icon of professors of yankee 19th-century literature and maybe much less enjoyed by way of their legions of scholars, had a lusty part that was once much less educational, and extra . . . transcendental than any folks knew.
Brilliantly penned through a well known author who prefers the cloak of anonymity to the vulgar embody of impolite popularity (of which s/he has no need), this hilarious little booklet finds the unbridled passion-that-might-have-been of 1 of the world’s hottest authors.
A vividly written tome that simply may let us know extra in regards to the sowing of transcendental wild oats than any ream of volumes at the topic, Fifty colours of Louisa might isn't for the vulnerable of artwork, or in case you want their literary icons below glass. It imagines an unhinged Melville doing what comes obviously, a Centennial Ball in contrast to any heretofore defined, Louisa May’s ardent encounters together with her “Wooden Friend,” and masses, even more.
By J. P. Donleavy
By George Grossmith, Weedon Grossmith
‘I miss out on – simply because i don't ensue to be a “Somebody” – why my diary shouldn't be interesting’
Mr Pooter is a guy of modest goals, content material together with his usual lifestyles. but he consistently appears stricken by way of unpleasant tradesmen, impertinent younger workplace clerks and wayward acquaintances, let alone his devil-may-care son Lupin’s wrong number of bride. attempt as he may, he can't steer clear of life’s embarrassing mishaps. within the bumbling, absurd but finally endearing determine of Pooter, the Grossmiths created an immortal comedian personality and an outstanding satire at the snobberies of middle-class suburbia – one that additionally sends up past due Victorian crazes for Aestheticism, spiritualism and bicycling, in addition to the style for publishing diaries by way of anyone and everybody.
This variation comprises the unique illustrations via Weedon Grossmith, extra examining and an creation via Ed Glinert discussing the novel’s preliminary serialization in Punch, reactions to Pooter, the expansion of suburbs and the determine of Mrs Pooter.
By Woody Allen
Right here they are--some of the funniest stories and ruminations ever placed into print, through one of many nice comedian minds of our time. From THE WHORE OF MENSA, to GOD (A Play), to NO KADDISH FOR WEINSTEIN, previous and new Woody Allen lovers will snicker themselves hysterical over those gleaming gem stones.
By Alex Boese
The Pig Who Survived an Atomic Bomb
The Psychologist Who concealed underneath Beds
The Founding Father Who introduced Mouth-to-Mouth . . . to a Chicken
Welcome to a few of the main extraordinary experiments ever carried out within the identify of technology. Alex Boese's Electrified Sheep is choked with eccentric characters, irrational obsessions, and severe experiments. Watch as scientists try to nuke the moon, wince on the health care provider who plays a self-appendectomy, and capture the faint whiff of singed wool from an electrified sheep.