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Обложка книги Fare Forward: Letters from David Markson Fare Forward: Letters from David Markson

 Автор: Markson David


In this first-ever book of letters by novelist David Markson — a quintessential “writer’s writer” whose work David Foster Wallace once lauded as “pretty much the high point of experimental fiction in this country”—readers will experience Markson at his wittiest and warmest. Laura Sims shares her correspondence with him, which began with an impassioned fan letter in 2003 and ended with his death in 2010, finally allowing a glimpse into the personal world of this solitary man who found his life's solace in literature.

The letters trace the growth of a genuine and moving friendship between two writers at very different stages; in them we see Markson grapple, humorously, with the indignities of old age and poor health, and reminiscence about his early days as a key literary figure in the Greenwich Village scene of the 1950s and 60s. At the same time, he sincerely celebrates Sims’s marriage and the first milestones of her career as a poet. The book is full of engaging commentary on life, love, and the writing life:

On old age: “Did I say I was 117? Now that the humidity has finally lifted, I sometimes don’t feel a day over 109.”

On critics: “If I’d run into the guy…I would have punched him in the mouth.”

On blogs: “I would rather spend an hour and a half trying to solve the roughest first draft of a note for the new book…than ever ever ever read another word of the Internet.”

On politics: “I hope neither of you slashed your wrists after the election. I was gonna jump off the roof here, but my sciatica hurt too much for me to get over the railing.”

Markson reveals himself to be casually erudite, caustically funny, lovably cantankerous, and always entertaining. This volume marks a significant contribution to our understanding and appreciation of Markson’s indubitably important and affecting body of work and will be a delight for his long-time fans as well as those just now discovering him.

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Обложка книги Fighter Pilot's Heaven: Flight Testing the Early Jets Fighter Pilot's Heaven: Flight Testing the Early Jets

 Автор: Lopez Donald S


Fighter Pilot's Heaven presents the dramatic inside story of the American military's transition into the jet age, as told by a flyer whose life depended on its success. With colorful anecdotes about fellow pilots as well as precise technical information, Donald S. Lopez describes how it was to be “behind the stick” as a test pilot from 1945 to 1950, when the U.S. military was shifting from war to peacetime operations and from propeller to jet aircraft.

An ace pilot who had served with Gen. Claire Chennault's Flying Tiger Fighter Group, Lopez was assigned at the close of World War II to the elite Proof Test Group of the Air Proving Ground Command. Located at Eglin Field (later Eglin Air Force Base) in Florida, the group determined the operational suitability of Air Force weapons systems and aircraft and tested the first operational jet, the P-80 Shooting Star. Jet fighters required new techniques, tactics, and weaponry. Lopez recounts historic test flights in the P-59, P-80, and P-84, among other planes, describing complex combat maneuvers, hair-raising landings in unusual positions, and disastrous crashes and near crashes. This memoir is peppered with lively accounts of many pilots and their colleagues, revealing how airmen coped with both exhilarating successes and sometimes tragic failures.

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Обложка книги Frédéric Dard ou la vie privée de San-Antonio Frédéric Dard ou la vie privée de San-Antonio

 Автор: ère çois


Frédéric Dard, le romancier français le plus lu de la seconde moitié du XXe siècle, demeure un créateur mal connu de ses contemporains. La faute en incombe sans nul doute à San-Antonio, son double littéraire au succès phénoménal.

Suivre les premiers succès d'un très jeune écrivain lyonnais encouragé par Simenon, puis, à Paris, le nouveau départ de Frédéric comme dramaturge aux côtés de Robert Hossein, sa collaboration comme scénariste avec les cinéastes Gérard Oury, Edouard Molinaro ou Yves Allégret.

Enfin revenir sur la naissance hasardeuse du commissaire San-Antonio en 1949 et la consécration de ce personnage de fiction devenu en quelque sorte auteur de la saga trépidante que l'on sait.

A travers ce portrait en action, on partagera les émois, les coups durs et les temps forts d'une vie d'homme épris d'absolu, dans un monde qu'il juge avec tendresse mais sans concession avec ce tempérament hors du commun qui fait sans conteste de Frédéric Dard l'homme de lettres le plus libre de notre époque.

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Обложка книги Frida's Bed Frida's Bed

 Автор: Drakulic Slavenka


A beautifully imagined story of the last days of Frida Kahlo’s life.

A few days before Frida Kahlo’s death in 1954, she wrote in her diary, “I hope the exit is joyful — and I hope never to return.” Diagnosed with polio at the age of six and plagued by illness and injury throughout her life, Kahlo’s chronic pain was a recurrent theme in her extraordinary art. In Frida’s Bed, Slavenka Drakulic´ explores the inner life of one of the world’s most influential female artists, skillfully weaving Frida’s memories into descriptions of her paintings, producing a meditation on the nature of chronic pain and creativity. With an intriguing subject whose unusual life continues to fascinate, this poignant imagining of Kahlo’s thoughts during her final hours by another daringly original and uncompromising creative talent will attract readers of literary fiction and art lovers alike.

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Обложки нет From Prison to Promise

 Автор: Т Букер



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Обложка книги Full Disclosure Full Disclosure

 Автор: Daniels Stormy, OLeary Kevin Carr


She was already well-known in some circles before March 6, 2018, but that’s probably the first time you heard the name Stormy Daniels. That’s the day she filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump over a nondisclosure agreement negotiated before the election but never signed.

How did Stormy Daniels become the woman willing to take on a president? What is it like to be reviled by some, held up as a beacon of hope by others, and to be an object of fascination to all?

In this book, Stormy Daniels tells her whole story for the first time: about how she came to be a leading actress and director in the adult film business, the full truth about her journey from a rough childhood in Louisiana onto the national stage, and everything about the events that led to the nondisclosure agreement and the behind-the-scenes attempts to intimidate her.

Stormy is funny, sharp, warm, and impassioned by turns. Her story is a thoroughly American one, of a girl who loved reading and horses and who understood from a very young age what she wanted―and who also knew she’d have to get every step of the way there on her own.

People can’t stop talking about Stormy Daniels. And they won’t be able to stop talking about her fresh, surprising, completely candid, nothing-held-back book.

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Обложка книги Fun But True (СИ) Fun But True (СИ)

 Автор: Глебов Алексей


Metallica — супер-группа тяжелого рока 80-х и 90-х годов, чье имя для многих фэнов и музыкантов сегодня является настоящим олицетворением хэви-металла. Групп, достигших подобных вершин, в истории рока буквально единицы, и в настоящий момент вряд ли кто-либо обладает более легендарной славой и статусом, чем Metallica. В книге представлена подробная биография группы с момента создания до наших дней, дискография и тексты песен.

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Обложка книги Further Confessions of a GP Further Confessions of a GP

 Автор: Daniels Benjamin


Benjamin Daniels is back. He may be older, wiser and more experienced, but his patients are no less outrageous.

Drawing on his time working as a medical student, a locum, and a general practitioner, Dr Daniels would like to introduce you to…

The old age pensioner who can’t keep his hands to himself.

The teenager convinced that he lost his virginity and caught HIV sometime between leaving a bar and waking up in a kebab shop.

A female patient Dr Daniels recognises from his younger, bachelor years.

The woman whose mobile phone turns up in an unexpected place.

A Jack Russell with a bizarre foot fetish.

Crackhead Kenny.

Not to mention the super nurses, anxious parents, hypochondriacs, jumpy medical students and kaleidoscope of care workers that make up Dr Daniels’ daily shift.

Further Confessions of a GP is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling Confessions of a GP. With more eyebrow-raising stories from the world of general practice, Dr Daniels will once again amuse, shock and surprise.

You’ll never feel the same about going to the doctor again…

From the Back Cover

Further Confessions of a GP is a witty insight into the life of a family doctor. Funny and moving in equal measure it will change the way you look at your GP next time you pop in with the sniffles

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Обложка книги Further Confessions of a GP Further Confessions of a GP

 Автор: Daniels Benjamin

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Benjamin Daniels is back. He may be older, wiser and more experienced, but his patients are no less outrageous.

Drawing on his time working as a medical student, a locum, and a general practitioner, Dr Daniels would like to introduce you to…

The old age pensioner who can’t keep his hands to himself.

The teenager convinced that he lost his virginity and caught HIV sometime between leaving a bar and waking up in a kebab shop.

A female patient Dr Daniels recognises from his younger, bachelor years.

The woman whose mobile phone turns up in an unexpected place.

A Jack Russell with a bizarre foot fetish.

Crackhead Kenny.

Not to mention the super nurses, anxious parents, hypochondriacs, jumpy medical students and kaleidoscope of care workers that make up Dr Daniels’ daily shift.

Further Confessions of a GP is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling Confessions of a GP. With more eyebrow-raising stories from the world of general practice, Dr Daniels will once again amuse, shock and surprise.


You’ll never feel the same about going to the doctor again…

From the Back Cover


Further Confessions of a GP is a witty insight into the life of a family doctor. Funny and moving in equal measure it will change the way you look at your GP next time you pop in with the sniffles

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Обложки нет Fusées

 Автор: Baudelaire Charles

 

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