Pocket Kings

By Ted Heller

In this dead-on satire of on-line obsessions, a novelist with writer’s block reveals a new—and very lucrative—stream of source of revenue in a digital international that looks to offer him every little thing he lacks within the genuine world.

When Frank Dixon, a annoyed author who has obvious his profession crash and burn, comes to a decision to dabble in on-line poker, he discovers he has a knack for profitable. during this newfound realm, populated through pleasing characters—each of them elusive, mysterious, and glamorous—he turns into a ruin luck: well known, wealthy, and enjoyed. Going by way of the identify Chip 0, he sees his fortunes and romantic liaisons thrive in our on-line world whereas he continues to be ignorant of the truth that his actual existence is sinking. His on-line good fortune, notwithstanding, doesn't come with no problems, as he involves discover that his “virtual” pals and fans are, in reality, very actual, and one rival participant isn't in any respect chuffed that Mr. 0 has taken all his money.

Heller’s cautionary story is consistently stunning and startlingly genuine, a travel de strength of satirical storytelling within the vein of Jonathan Tropper and Sam Lipsyte.

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Strip Tease

By Carl Hiaasen

Homicide, politics, and G-strings collide during this caper from the bestselling writer of vacationer Season. Hilarity and chaos get away in a strip joint whilst a bachelor occasion will get out of hand, making the drunken visitor of honor a probability to "big cash" and "big government."

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Like We Care

What in the event that they simply stopped? What if, in a grand, scruffy stab at company disobedience, little ones, en masse, easily stopped spending their cash at the cynical crap that is relentlessly mainlined to them—the addictive and lethal cigarettes, the hateful track, the crude and desensitizing movies and flicks? What in the event that they stopped paying for that $#!%—just to reason hassle? that is the radical thought in the back of Like We Care, a biting, shrewdpermanent, and hilarious satire within which endearingly subversive highschool seniors got down to monkey wrench the recording undefined, the cigarette undefined, the junk nutrition undefined, certainly, a lot of the yankee cash laptop. Marrying the net to company America's personal schemes and guns, they slowly, reluctantly release a grassroots crusade, with racial, political, and cultural implications, that harnesses the remarkable, untapped strength of children flush with funds and infected by way of grownup hypocrisy.

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Pretender to the Throne: The Further Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin

This hilarious novel following the continued adventures of Ivan Chonkin, an easy peasant who has been arrested as a traitor after spending global conflict II fortunately tending a backyard. during this sequel to The awesome existence and Adventures of non-public Ivan Chonkin, Vladimir Voinovich ridicules every little thing sacred to the Soviet Union--the military, the justice procedure, the clicking, and Stalin himself--in a clean blend of dissident sense of right and wrong and common humor.

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The Republic of Wine: A Novel

By Mo Yan, Howard Goldblatt

In this hypnotic epic novel, Mo Yan, the main significantly acclaimed chinese language author of this new release, takes us on a trip to a conjured province of latest China referred to as the Republic of Wine—a corrupt and hallucinatory international choked with superstitions, gargantuan appetites, and surrealistic occasions. while rumors achieve the experts that unusual and over the top gourmandise is being practiced within the urban of Liquorland (so named for the miraculous volume of alcohol produced and ate up there), veteran detailed investigator Ding Gou'er is dispatched from the capital to find the reality. His undertaking starts on the Mount Lou Coal Mine, the place he encounters the major suspect—Deputy Head Diamond Jin, mythical for his skill to carry his liquor. throughout the resulting ingesting duel at a dinner party served in Ding's honor, the investigator loses all feel of fact, and will now not inform no matter if the roast suckling served is of the animal or human style. while he eventually wakes up from his stupor, he has nonetheless came upon no solutions to his speedily mounting questions. Worse but, he quickly reveals that his trusty gun is lacking.  

 Interspersed in the course of the narrative—and Ding's faltering investigation—are letters despatched to Mo Yan by way of one Li Yidou, a doctoral candidate in Liquor reports and an aspiring author. each one letter features a tale that Li would favor the popular author's assist in getting released. even though, Li's stories, each one extra wonderful and malevolent than the final, quickly start alarmingly to resemble the tale of Ding's carrying on with travails in Liquorland. Peopled via remarkable characters—a dwarf, a scaly demon, a troupe of plump, delectable boys raised in captivity, a cookery instructor who primes her scholars with vast recipes—Mo Yan's innovative journey de strength reaffirms his acceptance as a author of global status. Wild, bawdy, politically explosive, and subversive, The Republic of Wine is either captivating and exhilarating, proving that no repressive regime can stifle precise artistic imagination.

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Snuff (Discworld)

By Terry Pratchett

At lengthy final, woman Sybil has lured her husband, Sam Vimes, on a well-merited vacation clear of the crime and dirt of Ankh-Morpork. yet for the commander of the town Watch, a holiday within the kingdom is whatever yet enjoyable. The balls, the teas, the muck—not to say all that clean air and birdsong—are greater than a section taxing on a cynical city-born and -bred copper.

Yet a policeman will discover a crime at any place if he comes to a decision to seem not easy adequate, and it isn't lengthy sooner than a physique is chanced on, and Sam—out of his jurisdiction, out of his aspect, and out of bacon sandwiches (thanks to his well-meaning wife)—must depend on his instincts, guile, and road smarts to work out justice performed. As he units off at the chase, even though, he needs to make sure to watch the place he steps. . . . this can be the nation-state, in any case, and the streets most probably aren't paved with gold.

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Old Masters: A Comedy (Phoenix Fiction)

By Thomas Bernhard, Ewald Osers

In this exuberantly satirical novel, the teach Atzbacher has been
summoned through his buddy Reger to fulfill him in a Viennese museum. whereas
Reger gazes at a Tintoretto portrait, Atzbacher—who fears Reger's
plans to kill himself—gives us a portrait of the musicologist: his
wisdom, his devotion to his spouse, and his love-hate courting with
art. With traditionally acerbic wit, Bernhard exposes the
pretensions and aspirations of humanity in a singular right away pessimistic
and surprisingly exhilarating.

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By Chuck Palahniuk

A gang of adolescent terrorists, a spelling bee, and a bad plan masquerading as a technological know-how venture: this is often Operation Havoc.
Pygmy is one in every of a handful of teens from a totalitarian nation despatched to the USA disguised as trade scholars. dwelling with American households to mix in, they're making plans an unspecified act of huge terrorism that may deliver this gigantic dumb nation and its fats dumb population to their knees. Palahniuk depicts Midwestern existence during the eyes of this indoctrinated little killer in a crafty double-edged satire of yank xenophobia.

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Roman Satire and the Old Comic Tradition

By Jennifer L. Ferriss-Hill

Quintilian famously claimed that satire used to be tota nostra, or completely ours, yet this cutting edge quantity demonstrates that a lot of Roman Satire's such a lot certain features derived from old Greek previous Comedy. Jennifer L. Ferriss-Hill analyzes the writings of Lucilius, Horace, and Persius, highlighting the gains that they crafted at the version of Aristophanes and his fellow poets: the authoritative but compromised writer; the self-referential discussions of poetics that vacillate among protective and competitive; the deployment of non-public invective within the provider of literary polemics; and the abiding curiosity in criticizing members, forms, and language itself. the 1st book-length examine in English at the courting among Roman Satire and previous Comedy, Roman Satire and the outdated comedian culture will attract scholars and researchers in classics, comparative literature, and English.

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Mercks Wienn (German Edition)

Abraham a Sancta Clara: Mercks Wienn

Edition Holzinger. Taschenbuch

Berliner Ausgabe, 2013

Vollständiger, durchgesehener Neusatz bearbeitet und eingerichtet von Michael Holzinger

  • Erstdruck: Wien (Vivian) 1680.

Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe:

  • Abraham a Sancta Clara: Mercks Wienn. Das ist des wütenden Tods ein umbständige Beschreibung [...], Wienn: Peter paul Bivian; der Löbl, 1680 [Neudruck: Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1983, [Deutsche Neudrucke: Reihe Barock; 31].

Herausgeber der Reihe: Michael Holzinger

Reihengestaltung: Viktor Harvion

Umschlaggestaltung unter Verwendung des Bildes: Abraham a Sancta Clara (Kupferstich von Philipp Kilian)

Gesetzt aus Minion professional, 10 pt.

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