Hier, wie versprochen, der zweite Teil der aktuellen Neuzugänge-Posts :)
Dieses Mal sind es tatsächlich nur englische und "ältere" Bücher.
Bei "Howl" handelt es sich um das bekannteste Gedicht des amerikanischen Dichters Allen Ginsberg, und um eines der herausragendsten Werke der Beat Generation. Neben diesem beinhaltet das Buch noch weitere be- und unbekannte Gedichte des Autors.
Driven mad by three years of endless telegrams, phonecalls, mail, reporters and snoopers in the wake of his hugely successful novel On the Road, Jack Kerouac, 'King of the Beats', needs peace, quiet and sobriety: surrounded and outnumbered he has to 'get away to solitude again or die'.
A cabin in Big Sur is the retreat to which Jack Duluoz, Kerouac's autobiographical hero, withdraws. The result is a moving account of a man struggling with inner demons: blessed by great talent and cursed with an urge towards self-destruction - a path lined with double bourbons, Manhattans and scotch...
This was no ordinary war. This was a war to make the world safe for
democracy. And if democracy was made safe, then nothing else
mattered—not the millions of dead bodies, nor the thousands of ruined
lives...This is no ordinary novel. This is a novel that never takes the
easy way out: it is shocking, violent, terrifying, horrible,
uncompromising, brutal, remorseless and gruesome...but so is war.
Trainspotting (Irvine Welsh)
A jarring, fragmented ride through the dark underbelly of Edinburgh, the
festival city. There is not an advocate, a festival performer or a fur
coat in sight as, with bitter passion and rancid humour, Welsh lays bare
the lives of this ill-starred bunch of addicts, alcoholics and
In hiding from his drunken and tyrannical father, Huck Finn escapes to Jackson's Island, where he meets Jim, a runaway slave. Together the boys set off on a raft down the Mississippi, in a daring bid for freedom from so-called "sivilization".
Lemuel Gulliver, ship's surgeon and castaway, has awoken in Lilliput, where the size of the tiny inhabitants make their concerns and quarrels seem ridiculous. A second journey takes him to the kingdom of giants, where again his size gives him a new insight into human behaviour. Then, after he is cast adrift by pirates, Gulliver visits a series of islands where learning is misdirected and immortality is only misery. Gulliver's final voyage brings him to the land of the Houyhnhnms, horses with reason, who share their domain with the brutish Yahoos. He returns to England a changed man.
After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille, the ageing
Doctor Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in
England. There the lives of two very different men, Charles Darnay, an
exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but
brilliant English lawyer, become enmeshed through their love for Lucie
Manette. From the tranquil roads of London, they are drawn against their
will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of
the Reign of Terror, and they soon fall under the lethal shadow of La
is the story of a young man’s adventures on his journey from an unhappy
& impoverished childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a
successful novelist. Among the gloriously vivid cast of characters he
encounters are his tyrannical stepfather, Mr Murdstone; his formidable
aunt, Betsey Trotwood; the eternally humble yet treacherous Uriah Heep;
frivolous, enchanting Dora; & the magnificently impecunious
Micawber, one of literature’s great comic creations.
Beautiful, clever, rich
- and single - Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and
sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothing, however, delights her
more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. But when she
ignores the warnings of her good friend Mr Knightley and attempts to
arrange a suitable match for her protegee Harriet Smith, her carefully
laid plans soon unravel and have consequences that she never expected.
Robin Hodd is the best-loved outlaw of all time. In this beautifully illustrated edition, Henry Gilbert tells of the adventures of the Merry Men of Sherwood Forest - Robin Hood himself, Little John, Friar Tuck, Will Scarlet and Alan-a-Dale, as well as Maid Marian, good King Richard, and Robin's deadly enemies Guy of Gisborne and the evil Sheriff of Nottingham.