Last Love In Constantinople

Author by : Milorad Pavić
Languange : en
Publisher by : Peter Owen Publishers
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 17
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Description : In 1988 Milorad Pavic burst upon the literary scene with his critically acclaimed, international best seller, Dictionary of the Khazars. In it he asked his readers to experience his book in a new and exciting way, as he challenged their traditional concepts of the reading process. In his next two novels, Landscape Painted With Tea and The Inner Side of the Wind, he continued to challenge as he joined a modern Odyssey with a crossword puzzle, and then he told the same tale of two lovers from two perspectives -- male and female -- and asked us to read it from either front or back. His new novel, Last Love in Constantinople, does not disappoint, as Pavic once again demonstrates himself to be a master of narrative legerdemain.


Last Love

Author by : Nicholas Snow and Guy de la Croix
Languange : en
Publisher by : Author House
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 37
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Description : "Let us make love as we make philosophy" is the theme of Plato's revisionist final dialogue--the imaginative core of the novel. Plato's Last Love transports the reader from today's France and England to medieval Provence and Spain as well as ancient Greece of the fourth century, setting of the dialogue, The Erotic. The work has been lost for centuries but resurfaces in Provence and today's world "like a submarine in mid-ocean," creating a chain of events related to three spectacular love stories. The action involves the brilliant, amorous professor, Philip Platner, the stunning but love-shy doctoral candidate, Dora von Neubeck, the dynamic, ambitious lecturer Adele Mansfield, and special forces major Lawrence Hunter, who constitute a motley but undefeatable investigative team in search of the lost Plato manuscript. They tangle with dangerous criminal elements in the South of France as well as the shadowy head of a mysterious, fanatical monastic order. This tale--involving non-stop action, passion, medieval romance, and a philosophical dialogue with Plato, Aristotle, and Hippocrates, as well as a love potion and the bewitching philosophy student, Kyniska--beloved of Plato--unfolds at a swift pace and culminates in a magical hymn to love.


First Love And Last Love

Author by : James Grant
Languange : en
Publisher by : BoD – Books on Demand
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 37
Total Download : 527
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Description : Reprint of the original, first published in 1869.


The Inner Side Of The Wind Or The Novel Of Hero And Leander

Author by : Milorad Pavić
Languange : en
Publisher by : Knopf
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 24
Total Download : 959
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Description : Two lovers in Belgrade, one from the 1700s, the other from the 1900s, reach out to each other across a gulf of time, in a story that parallels the myth of Hero and Leander. By the author of Dictionary of the Khazars.


Spilt Milk

Author by : Chico Buarque
Languange : en
Publisher by : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 54
Total Download : 537
File Size : 41,7 Mb
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Description : From world-renowned Brazilian writer Chico Buarque comes a stylish, imaginative tale of love, loss, and longing, played out across multiple generations of one Brazilian family. At once jubilant and painfully nostalgic, playful and devastatingly urgent, Spilt Milk cements Chico Buarque’s reputation as a masterful storyteller. As Eulálio Assumpção lies dying in a Brazilian public hospital, his daughter and the attending nurses are treated—whether they like it or not—to his last, rambling monologue. Ribald, hectoring, and occasionally delusional, Eulálio reflects on his past, present, and future—on his privileged, plantation-owning family; his father’s philandering with beautiful French whores; his own half-hearted career as a weapons dealer; the eventual decline of the family fortune; and his passionate courtship of the wife who would later abandon him. As Eulálio wanders the sinuous twists and turns of his own fragmented memories, Buarque conjures up a brilliantly evocative portrait of a man’s life and love, set in the broad sweep of vivid Brazilian history.


Constantinople End Of Empire

Author by : Haig Tahta
Languange : en
Publisher by : Black Apollo Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 34
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Description : Constantinople - End of Empire is the third and final book in Haig Tahta's marvellous trilogy set in and around the city from April 1915 to the end of 1923. It carries forward the characters from the first novel, April 1915, which explored the fateful consequences of the entry by the Ottomans into the Great War, and continued through the second book, Constantinople 1920, revolving round the Greco-Turkish War and reaching its climax in the horrific burning of Smyrna. The starting point of this final part of the trilogy is the day after that catastrophic fire. It follows the same characters and the fate of those forced to flee their ancestral homes, culminating in the demise of the Ottoman Empire and the end of the once great Imperial City.


Constantinople

Author by : Philip Mansel
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hachette UK
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 87
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Description : Philip Mansel's highly acclaimed history absorbingly charts the interaction between the vibrantly cosmopolitan capital of Constantinople - the city of the world's desire - and its ruling family. In 1453, Mehmed the Conqueror entered Constantinople on a white horse, beginning an Ottoman love affair with the city that lasted until 1924, when the last Caliph hurriedly left on the Orient Express. For almost five centuries Constantinople, with its enormous racial and cultural diversity, was the centre of the dramatic and often depraved story of an extraordinary dynasty.