Too Brief a Treat: The Letters of Truman Capote by Truman Capote, Gerald Clarke

By Truman Capote, Gerald Clarke

The personal letters of Truman Capote, lovingly assembled the following for the 1st time by way of acclaimed Capote biographer Gerald Clarke, supply an intimate, unvarnished portrait of 1 of the 20th century's such a lot colourful and engaging literary figures.

Capote used to be an inveterate letter author. He wrote letters as he spoke: emphatically, spontaneously, and passionately. Spanning greater than 4 many years, his letters are the nearest factor we need to a Capote autobiography, displaying us the uncannily self-possessed naïf who jumped headlong into the post--World conflict II long island literary scene; the extra mature Capote of the Fifties; the Capote of the early Sixties, immersed within the examine and writing of In chilly Blood; and Capote later in lifestyles, as issues appear to be unraveling. With cameos by way of a veritable who's who of twentieth-century glitterati, Too short a deal with shines a focus at the existence and instances of an incomparable American author.

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The Making of a Counter-Culture Icon: Henry MIller’s by Maria Bloshteyn

By Maria Bloshteyn

At first look, the works of Fedor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) don't seem to have a lot in universal with these of the debatable American author Henry Miller (1891-1980). even if, the influencer of Dostoevsky on Miller was once, in reality, huge, immense and formed the latter's view of the realm, of literature, and of his personal writing. The Making of a Counter-Culture Icon examines the obsession that Miller and his contemporaries, the so-called Villa Seurat circle, had with Dostoevsky, and the impression that this obsession had all alone work.

Renowned for his mental therapy of characters, Dostoevsky grew to become a version for Miller, Lawrence Durrell, and Anais Nin, as they have been in constructing a brand new form of writing that will circulate past staid literary conventions. Maria Bloshteyn argues that, as Dostoevsky used to be excited about representing the individual's notion of the self and the realm, he grew to become an archetype for Miller and the opposite participants of the Villa Seurat circle, writers who have been attracted to special mental characterizations in addition to exciting narratives. Tracing the cross-cultural appropriation and (mis)interpretation of Dostoevsky's equipment and philosophies by way of Miller, Durrell, and Nin, The Making of a Counter-Culture Icon offers worthy perception into the early careers of the Villa Seurat writers and testifies to Dostoevsky's impression on twentieth-century literature.

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Programming Elixir: Functional |> Concurrent |> Pragmatic |> by Dave Thomas

By Dave Thomas

You are looking to discover sensible programming, yet are get rid of via the tutorial suppose (tell me approximately monads only one extra time). you recognize you would like concurrent functions, but additionally be aware of those are nearly most unlikely to get correct. Meet Elixir, a sensible, concurrent language outfitted at the rock-solid Erlang VM. Elixir's pragmatic syntax and integrated help for metaprogramming will make you efficient and maintain you for the lengthy haul. This ebook is the advent to Elixir for knowledgeable programmers.

Maybe you would like whatever that is towards Ruby, yet with a battle-proven setting that is unmatched for large scalability, concurrency, distribution, and fault tolerance. possibly the time is true for the subsequent monstrous factor. probably it is Elixir.

And you should definitely obtain this convenient "cheat sheet":https://media.pragprog.com/titles/​elixir/ElixirCheat.pdf for Elixir syntax.

h5. Print books may be to be had after Elixir 1.0 has been finalized.

As a developer, you might have most likely heard that practical programming suggestions support deal with the complexities of trendy real-world, concurrent platforms. you are additionally investigating designs that assist you maximize uptime and deal with security.

This ebook is your advisor to Elixir, a latest, useful, and concurrent programming language. simply because Elixir runs at the Erlang VM, and makes use of the underlying Erlang/OTP structure, it advantages from nearly twenty years of study into excessive functionality, hugely parallel, and heavily powerful purposes. Elixir brings much that is new: a latest, Ruby-like, extendable syntax, bring together and runtime overview, a hygienic macro process, and more.

But, simply as importantly, Elixir brings a feeling of pleasure to parallel, sensible programming. Your functions develop into enjoyable to paintings with, and the language encourages you to experiment.

Part 1 covers the fundamentals of writing sequential Elixir courses. we will examine the language, the instruments, and the conventions.

Part 2 makes use of those abilities to begin writing concurrent code--applications that use all of the cores in your computing device, or all of the machines in your community! And we do it either with and with out OTP.

And half three seems to be on the extra complex beneficial properties of the language, from DSLs and code new release to extending the syntax.

By the tip of this e-book, you are going to comprehend Elixir, and understand how to use it to unravel your complicated, sleek problems.

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Ganesha (Amar Chitra Katha) by Anant Pai

By Anant Pai

Ganesha respected in India because the remover of hindrances is firstly an obedient son. status shield at his mother's door, this son of Parvati refuses to permit someone via. Even Lord Shiva is denied access! This disagreement among father and son has one priceless final result - the emergence of Ganesha, the elephant-headed god of knowledge.

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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain

By Mark Twain

During this vintage satiric novel, released in 1889, Hank Morgan, a manager in a Connecticut gun manufacturing unit, falls subconscious after being whacked at the head. whilst he wakes up he unearths himself in Britain in 528 — the place he's instantly captured, hauled again to Camelot to be exhibited prior to the knights of King Arthur's around desk, and sentenced to dying. issues usually are not having a look strong.

But Hank is a quick-witted and enterprising fellow, and within the technique of saving his existence he turns himself right into a star of the top significance. His Yankee ingenuity and information of the realm past the darkish a long time are considered as the main robust sorcery — successful him a place of top minister in addition to the everlasting enmity of a jealous Merlin. so one can carry democratic rules and mechanical wisdom to the dominion, Hank introduces newspapers, phones, bicycles, and different smooth conveniences to the england of the darkish a long time. but if he attempts to enhance the lot of the typical humans, chaos and conflict end result, giving a bittersweet tone to this comedian masterpiece by means of considered one of America's maximum storytellers.

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