This volume of more than three hundred letters, selected from some seven thousand gathered around the world, is the first to provide a comprehensive collection of Thornton Wilder's correspondence.
Wilder was known as a man who knew everybody, and these letters vividly document the range of his friendships. Readers will find him roller-skating with Walt Disney, attending an inaugural reception for FDR at the White House, describing his life as a soldier in two World Wars, mentoring younger writers, dining out with Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor, and savoring his association with colorful local citizens during his twenty-month stay as a self-styled "hermit" in an Arizona mining town.
Through Wilder's correspondence, readers can eavesdrop on his conversations with Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein. No�l Coward, Max Reinhardt, Gene Tunney, Alexander Woollcott, Laurence Olivier, Ruth Gordon, Garson Kanin, Aaron Copeland, Paul Hindemith, Leonard Bernstein, Edward Albee, and Mia Farrow. Equally absorbing are Wilder's intimate letters to his family. pThe author of such classics as iOur Town/i and iThe Bridge of San Luis Rey/i, Wilder was a born storyteller and dramatist; we see that talent emerging in scenes and incidental dialogue in his letters. With characteristic exuberance, he draws on his vast reservoir of learning and his incessant reading to inform, encourage, instruct, and entertain. In this collection, Thornton Wilder speaks for himself in his own unique, enduring voice.
Brilliant anime director Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Paranoia Agent, Tokyo Godfathers, Millennium Actress, Perfect Blue) died tragically young in 2010 at the age of forty-six. But before he became a director, he was a manga artist, and Dark Horse is honored to remember Kon with the release of Satoshi Kon’s OPUS,an omnibus collection of a two-volume manga from 1996, created by Kon on the eve of his first film. OPUS contains the mastery of both realism and surrealism that would make Kon famous in Perfect Blue,as a manga artist planning a shocking surprise ending to his story gets literally pulled into his own work—to face for himself what he had planned for his characters! OPUS is Kon's metafictional tale of Chikara Nagai, a creator under pressure to finish his latest graphic novel, Resonance, who finds that the harshest critic of the shock ending he's got planned is the character who'll have to die in it! Nagai's stregths and weaknesses as a creator are tested beyond their limits as his present and his past, and the worlds of the manga and of reality, become the levels of a maze he may never escape... let alone get a chance to resolve the story!
À Quantico, la profileuse star du FBI Diane Silver est saisie d'une nouvelle enquête. Quatre doubles meurtres commis à Boston requièrent toute sa fuse et sa dextérité. Des couples de seniors ont été assassinés, et dans chaque cas la femme a été massacrée avec une rare sauvagerie. Se mêlent à cette première enquête des disparitions de très jeunes enfants, toujours à Boston. Les deux affaires seraient-elles liées ? À la forme d'apaisement que Diane ressent après la mort de cette Susan Brooks - la " rabatteuse " qui a poussé quinze enfants au-devant de l'un des pires bourreaux, dont sa fille Leonor - se mêle le doute. Qui est au juste Rupert Teelaney, alias Nathan Hunter ? Un justicier ou un redoutable psychopathe, charmant, intelligent, impitoyable, et qui se cherche des excuses pour se livrer à son plus grand plaisir : tuer ? Lorsque Diane apprend le meurtre de son ami Yves Guéguen à Paris, ses soupçons au sujet de Nathan empirent. Serait-il impliqué ?
When Karl Wilson lost his job and had trouble finding a new one he became a broken man. With his wife Jill having to become the "breadwinner" and his already shaky marriage crumbling more by the day Karl sank into a deep funk. When his wife discovered an old spell that supposedly caused people to switch their gender she thought that she would teach her despondent spouse a on by the humiliating process of forcing him to become a woman temporarily. Hopefully the shock and indignity would shame him into getting back on his feet and restoring his manhood. Of course when someone with no experience dabbles in things like magic there are bound to be unforeseen results.
When somewhat surprisingly the spell actually worked and Karl was turned into Karla, a ravishingly beautiful woman with extraordinary sex appeal, it was Jill who found herself being taught more than a few ons. "The New Roommate" is a witty and sexy look at gender roles and how much they're often taken for granted until something causes the lines to blur. It's also an unorthodox romantic tale of a couple trying to save their marriage in the most unusual way possible. The story contains explicit adult language and situations. (Approximately 30,000 words.)
Herkkävireinen romaani nuoren naisen tilinteosta menneisyyden kanssa Viimeinen yö kotitalossa. Täytyi kai hänen olla helpottunut. Tai tuntea haikeutta.
Jotakin. Mutta olo oli kuin katvealueella. Vasta illalla saunassa muisto nousi kuin hiki ihon läpi. Laura oli ollut silloin kahdeksan tai yhdeksän, painostanut Helmi-tädin taas kerran kertaamaan äidin viimeistä päivää. Vuosia myöhemmin isä oli aloittanut omat öiset inttämisensä.