The Evenings

A Winter's Tale

Author: Gerard Reve

Publisher: Pushkin Press

ISBN: 1782272275

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1647


THE FIRST ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF A POSTWAR MASTERPIECE 'I work in an office. I take cards out of a file. Once I have taken them out, I put them back in again. That is it.' Twenty-three-year-old Frits - office worker, daydreamer, teller of inappropriate jokes - finds life absurd and inexplicable. He lives with his parents, who drive him mad. He has terrible, disturbing dreams of death and destruction. Sometimes he talks to a toy rabbit. This is the story of ten evenings in Frits's life at the end of December, as he drinks, smokes, sees friends, aimlessly wanders the gloomy city street and tries to make sense of the minutes, hours and days that stretch before him. Darkly funny and mesmerising, The Evenings takes the tiny, quotidian triumphs and heartbreaks of our everyday lives and turns them into a work of brilliant wit and profound beauty. From the Hardcover edition.

Shouting in the Evenings

50 Years on the Stage

Author: James Hayes

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 178589594X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

View: 4613


In 1963, a young man from Limerick takes his £25 savings and journeys to London to become an actor. To pay his way through drama school he works as a security guard, serves drinks to Miss World contestants at the Lyceum Theatre. And, while still a student, is picked to play a small role in Andorra in the inaugural season of the National Theatre.

The Evening of the Holiday

A Novel

Author: Shirley Hazzard,Shirley Hazzard Steegmuller,The Estate of Shirley Hazzard Steegmuller

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 1466801050

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 9206


In the words of Time magazine, "A near perfect novel...a small masterpiece" by the author of The Great Fire Passionate undercurrents sweep in and out of this eloquent novel about a love affair in a summer countryside in Italy and its inevitable end. It takes place in a setting of pastoral beauty during a time of celebration--a festival. Sophie, half English, half Italian, meets Tancredi, an Italian who is separated from his wife and family. In telling the story of their love affair, Shirley Hazzard punctures the placid surface of polite Italian society to reveal the intense yearnings and surprising responses in sophisticated people caught up in emotions they do not always understand.

Voices in the Evening

Author: Natalia Ginzburg

Publisher: Arcade Publishing

ISBN: 9781559700160

Category: Fiction

Page: 171

View: 1901


Elsa, a young Italian woman, recounts her doomed affair with the son of a local factory owner

Cool of the Evening

The 1965 Minnesota Twins

Author: Jim Thielman

Publisher: Kirk House Publishers

ISBN: 9781886513716

Category: Fiction

Page: 251

View: 6052


In 1965, the Minnesota Twins were an endless surprise. Baseball was the nation’ s sport, and it gave people a little break from the world. The Minnesota Twins’ powerful lineup drew huge crowds in cities such as New York, Boston, and Los Angeles. But in an upper Midwest storm-filled year, the Minnesota Twins were the perfect storm. When the World Series between the Twins and the Dodgers arrived Minneapolis was vibrant with red, white, and blue bunting. The Twins scored six times in the third inning of the first World Series game ever played in Minnesota. Decades after the 1965 World Series fans lined up for autographs of their heroes. This is the story of the team, the players, the games of the 1965 Minnesota Twins.