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Earthly Powers

Author : Anthony Burgess
Publisher :
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 46,53 MB
Release : 2012
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781609450847


At the book's center are two twentieth-century men who represent different kinds of power: Kenneth Toomey, eminent novelist, a man who has outlived his contemporaries to survive into, bitter, luxurious old age as a celebrity of dubious notoriety, and Don Carlo Campanati, a man of God, eventually beloved Pope, who rises through the Vatican as a shrewd manipulator to become the architect of church revolution and a candidate for sainthood.

Above All Earthly Pow'rs

Author : David F. Wells
Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Page : 354 pages
File Size : 47,45 MB
Release : 2006-08
Category : Philosophy
ISBN : 0802824552


In this prophetic call to the evangelical church, Wells stresses that Christians need to confess Christ as the center in a society lacking a center, as the sovereign in a world seemingly ruled by chance, and as the one who can give meaning in a nihilistic culture.

Unearthly Powers

Author : Alan Strathern
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Page : 409 pages
File Size : 42,92 MB
Release : 2019-03-21
Category : History
ISBN : 1108477143


This ground-breaking study sets out a new understanding of transformations in the interaction between religion and political authority throughout history.

Somerset and All the Maughams

Author : Robin Maugham
Publisher : Praeger
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 10,48 MB
Release : 1977-02-25
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0837182360


Earthly Powers

Author : Michael Burleigh
Publisher : Harper Collins
Page : 941 pages
File Size : 43,75 MB
Release : 2009-10-13
Category : Religion
ISBN : 0061741450


In this masterful, stylish, and authoritative book, Michael Burleigh gives us an epic history of the battles over religion in modern Europe, examining the complex and often lethal ways in which politics and religion have interacted and influenced each other over the last two centuries. From the French Revolution to the totalitarian movements of the twentieth century, Earthly Powers is a uniquely powerful portrait of one of the great tensions of modern history—one that continues to be played out on the world stage today.

Honey for the Bears

Author : Anthony Burgess
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Page : 273 pages
File Size : 22,17 MB
Release : 2013-08-05
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0393346757


"There are so few genuinely entertaining novels around that we ought to cheer whenever one turns up. Continuous, fizzing energy…Honey for the Bears is a triumph." —Kingsley Amis, New York Times A sharply written satire, Honey for the Bears sends an unassuming antiques dealer, Paul Hussey, to Russia to do one final deal on the black market as a favor for a dead friend's wife. Even on the ship's voyage across, the Russian sensibility begins to pervade: lots of secrets and lots of vodka. When his American wife is stricken by a painful rash and he is interrogated at his hotel by Soviet agents who know that he is trying to sell stylish synthetic dresses to the masses starved for fashion, his precarious inner balance is thrown off for good. More drink follows, discoveries of his wife's illicit affair with another woman, and his own submerged sexual feelings come breaking through the surface, bubbling up in Russian champagne and caviar.

The Stories of J.F. Powers

Author : J.F. Powers
Publisher : New York Review of Books
Page : 596 pages
File Size : 29,85 MB
Release : 2012-11-21
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1590176596


Hailed by Frank O’Connor as one of “the greatest living storytellers,” J. F. Powers, who died in 1999, stands with Eudora Welty, Flannery O’Connor, and Raymond Carver among the authors who have given the short story an unmistakably American cast. In three slim collections of perfectly crafted stories, published over a period of some thirty years and brought together here in a single volume for the first time, Powers wrote about many things: baseball and jazz, race riots and lynchings, the Great Depression, and the flight to the suburbs. His greatest subject, however—and one that was uniquely his—was the life of priests in Chicago and the Midwest. Powers’s thoroughly human priests, who include do-gooders, gladhanders, wheeler-dealers, petty tyrants, and even the odd saint, struggle to keep up with the Joneses in a country unabashedly devoted to consumption. These beautifully written, deeply sympathetic, and very funny stories are an unforgettable record of the precarious balancing act that is American life.

The Wanting Seed

Author : Anthony Burgess
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Page : 292 pages
File Size : 10,67 MB
Release : 1996-12-17
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0393285723


Set in the near future, The Wanting Seed is a Malthusian comedy about the strange world overpopulation will produce. Tristram Foxe and his wife, Beatrice-Joanna, live in their skyscraper world where official family limitation glorifies homosexuality. Eventually, their world is transformed into a chaos of cannibalistic dining-clubs, fantastic fertility rituals, and wars without anger. It is a novel both extravagantly funny and grimly serious.

Bewilderment: A Novel

Author : Richard Powers
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Page : 230 pages
File Size : 30,76 MB
Release : 2021-09-21
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0393881156


AN OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB SELECTION An Instant New York Times Bestseller Shortlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize Longlisted for the 2021 National Book Award for Fiction Longlisted for the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction A heartrending new novel from the Pulitzer Prize–winning and #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Overstory. The astrobiologist Theo Byrne searches for life throughout the cosmos while single-handedly raising his unusual nine-year-old, Robin, following the death of his wife. Robin is a warm, kind boy who spends hours painting elaborate pictures of endangered animals. He’s also about to be expelled from third grade for smashing his friend in the face. As his son grows more troubled, Theo hopes to keep him off psychoactive drugs. He learns of an experimental neurofeedback treatment to bolster Robin’s emotional control, one that involves training the boy on the recorded patterns of his mother’s brain… With its soaring descriptions of the natural world, its tantalizing vision of life beyond, and its account of a father and son’s ferocious love, Bewilderment marks Richard Powers’s most intimate and moving novel. At its heart lies the question: How can we tell our children the truth about this beautiful, imperiled planet?

99 Novels

Author : Anthony Burgess
Publisher : New York : Summit Books
Page : 170 pages
File Size : 21,68 MB
Release : 1984
Category : Literary Criticism