Download E-books Polish Memories PDF

By Witold Gombrowicz

Although Witold Gombrowicz’s detailed, idiosyncratic writings comprise a three-volume Diary, this voluminous record bargains few evidence approximately his formative years in Poland sooner than his books have been banned there and he went into voluntary exile. Polish Memories—a sequence of autobiographical sketches Gombrowicz composed for Radio unfastened Europe in the course of his years in Argentina within the past due 1950s—fills the distance in our knowledge.
Written in an easy method with out his well-known linguistic innovations, the booklet provides an attractive account of Gombrowicz’s youth, formative years, literary beginnings, and fellow writers in interwar Poland and divulges how those stories and contributors formed his possible outlandish suggestions in regards to the self, tradition, paintings, and society. moreover, the publication is helping readers comprehend the various autobiographical allusions in his fiction and brings a brand new point of knowing and appreciation to his lifestyles and work.

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Download E-books Alone: The True Story of the Man Who Fought the Sharks, Waves, and Weather of the Pacific and Won PDF

This is the great real tale of 1 man’s heroic conflict opposed to most unlikely odds, a story of soreness and ache, bravery and utter solitude, a story that leads to a victory not just over the implacable ocean yet over himself as well.

At the age of forty-five, Gerard d’Aboville got down to row around the Pacific Ocean from Japan to the USA. Taking his rowboat the Sector, which had a dwelling compartment thirty-one inches excessive, containing a bunk, one-burner range, and a ham radio, d’Aboville made his approach throughout an ocean 6,200 miles extensive. notwithstanding he rowed twelve hours an afternoon, battled cyclones and headwinds that stored him in a single position for days at a time, was once capsized dozens of occasions forty-foot waves that hit him like cannonballs, he by no means give up; even if he was once trapped the wrong way up within his cabin for nearly hours whereas approximately depleting his oxygen attempting to correct the boat.

One hundred and thirty-four days after his departure, d’Aboville arrived within the little fishing village of Ilwaco, Washington, leaving his physique bruised and battered, and weighing thirty-seven kilos much less. this can be his story.

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Download E-books Gather Together in My Name PDF

By Maya Angelou

Gather jointly in My Name keeps Maya Angelou’s own tale, started so unforgettably in I comprehend Why the Caged chicken Sings. The time is the top of global battle II and there's a feel of optimism in every single place. Maya Angelou, nonetheless in her youth, has given start to a son. however the following few years are tough ones as she attempts to discover a spot on the earth for herself and her baby. She is going from activity to job–and from guy to guy. She attempts to come back home–back to Stamps, Arkansas–but discovers that she is not any longer a part of that global. Then Maya’s lifestyles takes a dramatic flip, and he or she faces new demanding situations and temptations.

In this moment quantity of her poignant autobiographical sequence, Maya Angelou powerfully captures the struggles and triumphs of her passionate lifestyles with dignity, knowledge, humor, and humanity.

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Download E-books Hitch-22: A Memoir PDF

By Christopher Hitchens

Over the process his 60 years, Christopher Hitchens has been a citizen of either the us and the uk. He has been either a socialist against the conflict in Vietnam and a supporter of the U.S. conflict opposed to Islamic extremism in Iraq. He has been either a international correspondent in a few of the world's most deadly areas and a mythical bon vivant with an unquenchable thirst for alcohol and literature. he's a fervent atheist, raised as a Christian, through a mom whose Jewish history was once no longer published to him till her suicide.

In different phrases, Christopher Hitchens comprises multitudes. He sees either side of a controversy. And he believes the private is political.

this can be the tale of his existence, lived huge.

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Download E-books Admit One: My Life in Film PDF

By Emmett James

Set in Croydon, South London, within the Eighties, Admit One information how self-deprecating author Emmett James escaped from the trials of formative years via going to the cinema. via wry wit and remark, the author displays, obsesses, and rages approximately movie and its correlation to our pasts. existence quickly imitates paintings, and the narrator reveals that his actual calling is in transcendence from one aspect of the display to the opposite. He makes a decision to depart England for the single position the place he can become aware of his dream of turning into an actor--Hollywood.

We persist with the narrator on his various adventures: as he jumps from forgery to pornography to crashing the Academy Awards below the alias of a nominated author. the entire whereas, the flicks that encouraged every one story contextualize this funny number of tales. The narrator finally presents a different perception into the interesting of movie, ultimately himself stumbling into the most important box-office grossing movie of all time.

Praise for Admit One:

''Hilarious, sincere, touching, and poignant. The tales transported me again to my adolescence, doubtless the very position from which I escaped years ago!''
--Phillip Rhys, actor, 24, Nip/Tuck

''Funny and relocating, shooting vividly an important moments of teenybopper. a really own tale to which every person can relate.''
--Bob Read, The this night exhibit with Jay Leno, Last comedian Standing

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Download E-books Little Me: The Intimate Memoirs of that Great Star of Stage, Screen and Television/Belle Poitrine/as told to PDF

By Patrick Dennis

Back in print finally! From the writer of Auntie Mame: the bawdy, bestselling, bountifully illustrated autobiography of an imaginary diva whose lifestyles is one hilarious mishap after another.

For Belle Poitrine, née Mayble Schlumpfert, all of the world's a level and she's an important participant on it. right now coy and coercive, with a reputation that implies "beautiful bosom" in French, she claws her means from Striver's Row to the silver reveal. Recalling Belle's occupation, which ranged from portraying Anne Boleyn in Oh, Henry to roles in either Sodom and its sequel Gomorrah (not to say the vintage Papaya Paradise), Little Me serves up copious quanitites of husbands, couture, and red girl cocktails, with overseas adventures and a homicide trial to boot.

A runaway bestseller that made its option to Broadway, starring Sid Caesar in 1962 and Martin brief in 1998, Little Me is now reprinted--with the entire a hundred and fifty historical, hysterical photos depicting the funniest scenes from Belle's sordid lifestyles, together with cameo appearances via the writer and Rosalind Russell. thought of a collector's merchandise, the 1st version of Little Me used to be like a functionality in booklet shape. Now this glittering spoof of superstar is gloriously reincarnated for connoisseurs of all issues chick and cheeky.

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Download E-books Superfly: The Jimmy Snuka Story PDF

By Jimmy Snuka

Focusing at the megastar who single-handedly inspired the improvement of activities leisure, this autobiography highlights the legacy of global Wrestling leisure (WWE) icon Jimmy Snuka. The wrestler’s mythical top-rope maneuvers, leading edge high-flying kind, and unparalleled aerial skill made him the most well-liked competitor in WWE. This interesting account relates how a local of the Fiji Islands used to be on the heart of 2 of wrestling’s so much talked-about moments: the evening Snuka leapt from the pinnacle of the 15-foot cage—only to overlook his opponent and as a result lose the match—and the evening Rowdy Roddy Piper smashed a coconut over Snuka’s head in the course of a section of Piper’s Pit in 1984. Exposing the fantastic lifetime of this WWE corridor of status member intimately, this list offers the ups and downs of a wrestler who became a key determine within the enlargement of the corporate and all specialist wrestling.

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Download E-books This Is Your Captain Speaking: My Fantastic Voyage Through Hollywood, Faith and Life PDF

By Gavin MacLeod, Mark Dagostino

 

The impressive lifestyles, profession, and religion trip of the celebrity of The Love Boat and The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

For sixteen years, hundreds of thousands of american citizens welcomed Gavin MacLeod into their residing rooms each Saturday evening. This veteran of level and display remodeled himself from a seasoned character actor into the major, lovely father-figure of The Love Boat at the peak of TV’s growth years.

For greater than 30 years, Gavin MacLeod has served because the worldwide ambassador for Princess Cruises. talking to millions of tourists every year, and signing 1000's of autographs at each port, he stands poised to have fun his extraordinary trip with a glance again on the golden period of yank television.

The consummate storyteller, Gavin stocks his fondest stories of assembly and dealing with numerous stars, akin to Cary supply, Steve McQueen, Gregory Peck, Bette Davis, Frank Sinatra, Ethel Merman, Ella Fitzgerald, Ronald Reagan, Milton Berle, and Fred Astaire.

From his humble theatrical beginnings in upstate big apple, to Radio urban track corridor and directly to Hollywood, Gavin MacLeod was once at the quick tune to luck. despite the fact that, a couple of not easy existence lessons—like facing a divorce—taught Gavin that the major to happiness used to be basically via a deep religion in God, and he feels his paintings for Christ is extra very important than any award. 3 years later his remarriage proved nice fight can culminate in a cheerful ending.

 

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Download E-books Praeterita: Outlines of Scenes and Thoughts, Perhaps Worthy of Memory in My Past Life PDF

By John Ruskin

 

As a memoir increased to the extent of excellent paintings, John Ruskin’s Praeterita stands along The schooling of Henry Adams and the confessions of Augustine, Rousseau, and Tolstoy. A luminous account of his adolescence and formative years, Praeterita is the final significant paintings of the innovative nineteenth-century critic.

 

Written within the lucid periods among the bouts of dementia that haunted his ultimate years, Praeterita tells the tale of Ruskin’s early life—the formation of his style and mind via schooling, travels in Europe, and encounters with nice artistic endeavors and artists. In forsaking the normal linear mode of autobiography, Ruskin unfolded the shape and used to be an immense impression on Proust. He additionally supplied a brilliant, special portrait of pre-Victorian and Victorian England that's as vital an account of its period as Samuel Pepys’s diary is of britain within the 17th century.

 

This version of Praeterita is observed through Dilecta, Ruskin’s personal choice from his letters, diaries, and different writings. In those extra inner most writings we get a desirable glimpse of genius because it sparkles out and in of insanity. jointly those works remove darkness from the lifestyles and brain of a towering mind who left a rare mark at the historical past of aesthetics and tradition, and at the very process autobiography. With a brand new advent via Tim Hilton

(Book Jacket prestige: Jacketed)

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Download E-books Confesiones de un comedor de opio inglés (Great Ideas 29) PDF

A lo largo de l. a. historia, algunos libros han cambiado el mundo. Han transformado l. a. manera en que nos vemos a nosotros mismos y a los demás. Han inspirado el debate, l. a. discordia, los angeles guerra y los angeles revolución. Han iluminado, indignado, provocado y consolado. Han enriquecido vidas, y también las han destruido. Taurus publica las obras de los grandes pensadores, pioneros, radicales y visionarios cuyas rules sacudieron los angeles civilización y nos impulsaron a ser quienes somos. Describiendo las surrealistas alucinaciones, el insomnio y las visiones de pesadilla que testó mientras consumía grandes dosis diarias de láudano, el legendario relato de Thomas De Quincey sobre los placeres y los tormentos del opio forjó un vínculo entre los angeles autoexpresión artística y los angeles adicción, y allanó el camino para futuras generaciones de escritores que experimentaron con el consumo de drogas, de Baudelaire a Burroughs.

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