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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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Tempos Verbais

By: Rafael Catellar das Neves

Tempos Verbais é um drama satírico em um ato que trata conflitos internos do nosso herói, um eu-presente derrotado e sem chão, com a personificação do seu passado e com a de seu futuro travando uma profunda e complexa discussão sobre as ações, consequências e responsabilidades de cada um deles para com a própria vida. Um roteiro integrante e angustiante, salpicado de bom humor, que levará o leitor, porque não expectador, a uma divertida, mas séria reflexão.

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The Skeikh's Detective

By: Arif Alwan

The novel was originally written in Arabic in 2010. Translated into English by Tim Reece, and published (in print) by Mira Publishing House cic - UK, 2012 The English version will be added to Gutenberg.org soon.

From an omniscient viewpoint, the author, pours out the inner thoughts of his characters in torrential monologues. He then exposes the myths upon which most of the religions were based, to build a factual dimension for the novel. In this respect, the author analyse the movement of his characters rather than describing it. The novel provides great deal of understanding for human's emotions and conditions, with some very memorable scenes of lovemaking, manslaughter.

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The Reincarnation of J. D. Salinger

By: John Coby

The Catcher in the Rye and a .44 Magnum prove to be a volatile mix for 16-year-old Jerome who believes that he is the famous author reincarnated.

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Ayer La Lluvia

By: Emilio Pérez Miguel

A book that analyzes the different archetypes of love, "Ayer La Lluvia" [Yesterday The Rain] is the first work in prose published by Uruguayan writer Emilio Pérez Miguel, and his third book overall after having released two volumes of poetry. In "Ayer La Lluvia", all the shades and half-shades that can constitute any person's inner landscape are surveyed across eleven micro-stories and a short novel, and the ways in which human beings can either be deprived of their ...

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Διηγήσεις στον καθρέφτη : Κείμενα από το ιστολόγιο Liquid days (20...

By: Μαρία Δριμή

Κείμενα από το ιστολόγιο Liquid days (2008-2013)

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Родом от Родопа

By: Mrs. Kristin Stoyanova Yurukova

A novel on ancient Thrace

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КНЯЗ БАТЕНБЕРГ/ ГРАФ ХАРТЕНАУ

By: Mrs. Kristin Stoyanova Yurukova; Marlena Stoyanova Yurukova, Illustrator

A novel on Knyaz Alexander of Battenberg, the first prince of modern Bulgaria

Крачи в редиците на австрийската войска, всяка крачка отхвърля някоя мисъл. Не от вчера е без Kняжеството, не от вчера е в изгнание. Княз без Княжество, „Да имаш и да нямаш!“ - както често повтаряше Мари. Изгнание къде? За какво изгнание става дума? Изгнание в света, в който е израснал? Изгнание в родното? След като си разбрал, че да си чужденец повече ти приляга? Единствено Йохана му помага да не е в изгнание от собствения си живот. Понякога и това се случва – минав...

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El Hombre Más Patético Sobre la Faz de la Tierra

By: Juan Manuel Vélez Ixta

Relato corto sobre un hombre que no puede ser más de lo que es.

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Too Far

By: Rich Shapero

Told as a parable, and vividly observed, Rich Shapero’s Too Far is an exhilarating and heart-breaking story of an end to innocence that captures the triumphs and follies of the child’s imagination as it struggles to remain boundless and free.

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Benign Flame : Saga of Love

By: BS Murthy

The attractions Roopa experienced and the fantasies she entertained as a teen shaped a male imagery that ensconced her subconscious. Insensibly, confident carriage came to be associated with the image of maleness in her mind-set. Her acute consciousness of masculinity only increased her vulnerability to it, making her womanliness crave for the maleness for its gratification. However, as her father was constrained to help her in becoming a doctor, she opts to marry, hopin...

That winter night in the mid-seventies, the Janata Express was racing rhythmically on its tracks towards the coast of Andhra Pradesh. As its headlight pierced the darkness of the fertile plains, the driver honked the horn as though to awake the sleepy environs to the spectacle of the speeding train. On that, in the S-3, were the Ramaiahs with their nine year-old daughter Roopa. Earlier, from Ramavaram, it was in the nick of time that Ramaiah took Janaki to Vellore for ...

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Jewel-Less Crown : Saga of Life

By: BS Murthy

This is the story of the rise and fall of an ambitious man, the decline and decay of his conniving wife, the trials and tribulations of their wayward son as well as the grit and gall of a spirited girl, who comes into his life. This depiction of their life and times not only pictures the facets of ambition and achievement, intrigue and betrayal, compulsion and compromise and sleaze and scandal but also portrays the possibilities of repentance and resolution, love and e...

“If not for my disorientation, there was no way I would've gone astray,” she said with an apparent regret. “Gautam was no mean a lover for all that. If not a victim of circumstances, I wouldn't have ended up the way I did. Surely, I shouldn't have. True, I am amorous but not amoral at all. Whatever I had undone myself, hurt my man and ruined my son. Now, I think it’s time I help my son at least to get a chance to undo his past.” “I know how hard it is for you,” said ...

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Prin Albe Si Clasice Epii Tarzii

By: Florentin Smarandache

These are a collection of poems compiled by the author, Florentin Smarandache.

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