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A Book of Nightmares : Additional Details in a Continuing Study

By: Neil Azevedo

Introduction by Cosey Fanni Tutti, legendary performance artist and founding member of Throbbing Gristle ​ Nightmares never seem to make sense when we try to describe them. Neil's genius is that he's written a book in a way that puts you back in that mindset by tapping into the primeval in all of us as a kind of catalyst for the telling of this story. This is a story told in the way that we live out life changing events - it's full of movement. It steps us back...

...  The awful shadow of some unseen Power Floats though unseen among us,—visiting This various world with as inconstant wing As summer winds that creep from flower to flower —Percy Bysshe Shelley ​ it is dark all around listen I say can you hear that she is gone I hear Firefly move uncomfortably in his bed across the room no he says that’s the sound of knives I cannot say he doesn’t hear that it’s not what I hear  Firefly is sleeping that is falling in a...

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These Details in Preference to Nothing

By: Neil Azevedo

These Details in Preference to Nothing is the story of a relationship, or rather it’s a meditation on one, that is, a mediation on love, faith and an existence caught in transition told from a perspective not fully capable of seeing all angles. The narrative is in the first person and in the present tense as is every love affair between very young adults. The title sums up a lot—These Details in Preference to Nothing—a line lifted from Becket. To quote John Barth “heartf...

I have begun every impulse to speak with hesitation, suspended on the edge of doubt, mindful of my inability to say how it was. It was the year of the roar of lions, humid nights, the soft breaths of waterweeds and kisses. It was the first year alone with my son. I had always had enemies of my sleep. I had come to know them. My response was always hesitation. The world was very large. It was true that a specific combination of things often conspired to lead my telling wh...

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The Job Seekers Guide to Finding a Job in South Africa

By: Mrs. Angelique Robbertse

A guide to Job Seekers in South Africa which offers advice on how to find a job through different stages of one's life. From matriculants to graduates to people wanting a change in their career.

Welcome to Job Mail’s 1st edition of the job seekers guide. Our aim in this book is to equip you with knowledge and confidence and assist you in finding a job in South Africa. We have put this guide together to help you get started.

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The World in Kaleidoscopic Hues : Malayalam Digital Magazine

By: Ved from Victoria Institutions

മലയാളത്തിലേക്ക് ഇങ്ഗ്ളിഷിനെ പരിചയപ്പെടുത്താ൯ ഒരു ശ്രമം

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Involution and Evolution : A Rhyming Anti-war Novel

By: Joss Sheldon

Involution & Evolution is an anti-war novel focussing on Alfred Freeman, a World War One conscientious objector whose character is based on Jesus and Buddha. It stabs away at the hypocrisy at the centre of modern religion and politics, in a uniquely rhythmic and colourful manner.

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Involution And Evolution : A rhyming anti-war novel: A rhyming ant...

By: Joss Sheldon

Involution & Evolution is an anti-war novel focussing on Alfred Freeman, a World War One conscientious objector whose character is based on Jesus and Buddha. It stabs away at the hypocrisy at the centre of modern religion and politics, in a uniquely rhythmic and colourful manner.

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The World in Kaleidoscopic Hues : January 2015 Issue, Volume 2

By: Ved from Victoria Institutions, Compiler

This is a downloadable digital magazine with audio & video features. Some of the salient features include a free English teaching programme with Malayalam & English audio. Another thing is a free Homeopathy teaching programme in Malayalam. The contents do have focus on English, Victorian-age England and English classics, both literary as well as movie/TV. You need to have Adobe Reader X or XI in your computer to open the file. For audio/video features to work, Adobe...

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Prizivanje Katarine : Antropološki triler

By: Dejan Skile Markovic

Usko žanrovski posmatrano, po svojoj formi, Prizivanje Katarine je politički triler, i predstavlja nastavak prethodnog romana D.M.Skileta po imenu Knjiga snimanja. Knjiga snimanja govorila je o ratnim profiterima i zaveri u najvišim krugovima srpske politike, o sprezi politike i kriminala, dok se u Prizivanju Katarine osim sa ovom neizbežnom spregom takođe susrećemo sa jednim drugačijim, okultnim, Beogradom, sa pravim stranim plaćenicima i pravim revolucionarima, sa nena...

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Ruminations on the Ontology of Morality : an Academic Novel

By: Steven David Sills

This is the philosophical novel that was my Master's degree thesis

Steven, you should DEFINITELY continue to give your life to . . . literary novels (notice I omitted “obscure”).  What you have produced is a phenomenal work.  Others, in the past, have attempted to do something like you have done, but they did not come close to creating a work with such breadth and depth as you.   I apologize for taking so very long to complete the reading of your work, but it is very densely written in some sections, while others seem to be as luc...

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Διηγήματα : (επιλογή)

By: Τζοβάνι Βέργκα. Χρίστος Αλεξανδρίδης, Translator

Πρόκειται για μία επιλογή δεκατριών διηγημάτων του Ιταλού βεριστή συγγρεφέα Τζοβάνι Βέργκα (1840-1922). It's a selection of thirteen novels by Giovanni Verga, an Italian relist writer (1840-1922).

Τζιοβάνι Βέργκα (1840-1922) Επιλογή δεκατριών διηγημάτων. Giovanni Verga (1840-1922) Selection of thirteen novels.

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Pink Lotus

By: Manfred Mitze

A disaffected German comes of age and sets out on a lifelong journey to discover himself through sex, drugs and, ultimately, spirituality in Mitze’s novel. Walter Herzog was born in a small town outside of Frankfurt to an emotionally detached mother and a Nazi-sympathizing stepfather at the tail end of World War II. Teenage Walter and his pals come to school drunk and oversexed; eventually, they skip classes altogether to make out with girls and earn drinking money. Ove...

Walter Herzog was born in a small town near Marburg, in the state of Hessen, about fifty miles north of Frankfurt. Looking back at his life, one can only say that it was and is like a dream—a dream filled with the spectrum of all colors imaginable; a life full of love, drama, and fear, with inner richness but disenfranchised. It was a life and existence of courage on the verge of desperation, as if madness tried to find guidance through him. He experienced deep depressio...

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Crossing the Mirage : Passing Through Youth

By: BS Murthy

If passing through youth was like crossing the mirage of life for Chandra and Nithya, it proved to be chasing the mirage of love for Sathya and Prema though for plain Vasavi, Chandra's pitiable sibling, it was the end of the road. As life brings Chandra, who suffers from an inferiority complex for his perceived ugliness, and Nithya, who was bogged down being jilted by Vasu, together, they script their fate of fulfillment. And as poetic justice would have it, Sathya, wh...

As if all this was not enough for his tender psyche to cope up with, he had to contend with the sternness of the paternal strictness. Thus, it was only time before the seeds of alienation towards his father were sown in his impressionable mind. But the support he got from his sister and the solace he felt in his mother’s lap helped soothe his ruffled feelings a little. In time, he reached the threshold of youth, but couldn’t cross the despair of adolescence. Oblivious o...

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Cupertino Story

By: Matt Szymanowski

Cupertino Story is a vivid and mesmerizing tale of troubled adolescents and misfits - a harrowing and perceptive fiction debut from a promising new literary voice. This raw and ominous portrait of a lost generation traces the lives of teenagers and their experiments with vices of all kinds, struggles with family and one another, as they succumb to passivity, self destructive and often heartless nihilism. Stevo lives in a world of casual privilege, acute moral entropy...

I swallow two Ritalins and see dark circles under my eyes in the reflection. Foam is forming and spilling from my mouth, splashing in the sink and getting on my jeans. The TV says the winds have pulled trees from the ground and flipped over cars, and roofs of houses have been torn off. They advise people to stay indoors if they can. There is too much danger outside in these harsh conditions, they say, and then a commercial comes on about ten dollar oil changes at Jiffy L...

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How To Get Older Without Getting Old

By: Eric Neilson

How To Get Older Without Getting Old

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Το Μάτι του Ελέφαντα : Φιλοσοφικό Μυθιστόρημα

By: Χριστόφορος Ακριτίδης

Πόσοι δρόμοι υπάρχουν για μια ευτυχισμένη ζωή; Είμαστε έρμαια τυχαίων γεγονότων ή μήπως υπάρχουν κάποια συστατικά που μπορούμε να βρούμε σε οποιαδήποτε κατάσταση για να φτιάξουμε τη δική μας συνταγή;

Εμείς οι άνθρωποι γεννιόμαστε με ένα κουσούρι που δεν τό ‘χουν τ’ άλλα ζώα. Κάπου, βαθιά στο στέρνο μας, λίγο πάνω απ’ το στομάχι, ζει ένα πεινασμένο, αδηφάγο θεριό που, όσο αίμα, δάκρυα κι ιδρώτα ρουφάει, άλλο τόσο ζητάει. Του ρίχνεις λίγο φαγητό; Του δίνει μια χαψιά, κοιμάται για λίγο και μετά γυρεύει κι άλλο. Του δίνεις τόσο που να σκάσει, να μη μπορεί να κουνηθεί; Μεγαλώνει πιο πολύ, το βαριέται και θέλει κάτι διαφορετικό, πιο γαργαλιστικό. Το ταΐζεις έρωτα, παιδιά, ...

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Exploring, Exploiting

By: Manohar Asija

This novel is based on the plot that describes the life of a young lady having worked as Assistant Professor at the University level. These days, she is engaged by a Trust, interested in promoting `mental illumination through peace of mind and self-confidence. She is going places to deliver lectures, keep in mind the aims of the organization as well as the composition of the audiences. In fact, since her infancy she is on the move from one part of India to another, eve...

Dear Madhu Ji, On my way back home I recapitulated, as my routine exercise, the discussions at the Coffee House. Can you recall the reaction of Mr Malik to Lal's outburst against the final outcome of Dhananjay Chakrovarty's legal battle to ward off the Capital punishment pronounced on him for rape and murder of a minor girl, when he himself was just 21 years? ……………..." I suppose Mr. Malik came out with some amusing retort, which made almost the entire group at the table...

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Abraded Emotionality

By: Manohar Asija

This moderately sized novel opens before the reader, with an episode that took place when, after having driven over a hundred kilometers relating to the pleasure trip from Delhi to Kosani,a tourist resort situated in the Kumayun Hills a range of the Himalayas in the North of India, being undertaken by a group of very intimate three unwed oldies, all retired college teachers, when one of them is accosted by the owner of the roadside `Dhaba` (an indigenous restaurant) wh...

Three chronic bachelors, on their way to Kosani (Kumayun Hills), have just completed their breakfast at a roadside modern `Dhaba` and the cashier for this solid group of three looks towards his companions, as if to seek their consent to signal the `boy` to bring the bill. So, in a broader sense, we used to be treating each other as `neighbour`, during those days. He is younger to me by a couple of years, but his physique and mannerism suggested his equaling me in ag...

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A Match of My Choice

By: Manohar Asija

This story whirls around plot that opens up when two ex-classmates happen to meet inadvertently, one on his official duty, while the other on past-time, enjoying holiday touring alone. Their next meeting, brings a female classfellow of theirs at the hill-station to make them enjoy one another’s company. This re-union continues to grow further during the years that follow. The author portrays just an account of certain events taking shape in the social sectors of thes...

Hemant's intention in going to the H.P.T.D.C. hotel was, at the moment, influenced by the desire to meet Mr. Manmeet Malhotra, the manager. He also wanted thereby to express his gratitude to Mr. Malhotra who had arranged accommodation for him last night. Hemant was already under obligation of Mr Malhotra for his kind and affectionate treatment of Hemant when three years ago Hemant happened to meet him at the H.P.T.D.C. hotel at Manali where Manmeet Malhotra was workin...

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Glaring Shadow : A Stream of Consciousness Novel

By: BS Murthy

In a stream of consciousness mode this is the self-account of the life and times of a man, who liquidates his immense wealth only to consign it to the flames. The agony and ecstasy of his life as he makes it mundanely big, even as he loses his soul, only to regain it when tragedy strikes him leaves one to ponder over the meaning of success in life. This philosophical ‘novel of a memoir’ makes a compelling read that is conducive for contemplation about the nature and scop...

He had the soul of our times, and is the namesake of many. He tamed success by the scruff of its neck, only to fuel envy in our neighborhood. When it seemed there was no stopping him, fate dealt him a deadly blow in his early sixties. Besides losing his wife, son and daughter-in-law with their children in that fatal road mishap, he found his leg mangled in the debris of their Ferrari. The intensity of the pity all felt for him seemed to match the magnitude of his loss, b...

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The Pond

By: Aleksei Mihailovich Remizov; Stephen Whitmore Jones, Translator

The Pond was published in 1905, the first novel of Aleksei Remizov (1877-1957), an important Russian modernist writer and artist who emigrated after the 1917 revolution.

But there on a rusty nail in the Ogorelyshyovs’ submerged fence that divided the Sinichka from the pond there was something gleaming grey in the green moonlit night — one of the demons, a little demon with a face of incorruptible, indignant human integrity and fairness stretches his leg upwards and outwards a long way like a cat and laughs a bitter crooked laugh through his closed lips. Now he knew what new life Kolya has set off into and why Arsenii gave the order fo...

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