The Pale King

Author: David Foster Wallace
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316175296
Release Date: 2011-04-15
Genre: Fiction

The agents at the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Illinois, appear ordinary enough to newly arrived trainee David Foster Wallace. But as he immerses himself in a routine so tedious and repetitive that new employees receive boredom-survival training, he learns of the extraordinary variety of personalities drawn to this strange calling. And he has arrived at a moment when forces within the IRS are plotting to eliminate even what little humanity and dignity the work still has. The Pale King remained unfinished at the time of David Foster Wallace's death, but it is a deeply compelling and satisfying novel, hilarious and fearless and as original as anything Wallace ever undertook. It grapples directly with ultimate questions--questions of life's meaning and of the value of work and society--through characters imagined with the interior force and generosity that were Wallace's unique gifts. Along the way it suggests a new idea of heroism and commands infinite respect for one of the most daring writers of our time.

Das Lied von K nig Nala

Author: H.C. Kellner
Publisher: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 9785876615695
Release Date:
Genre: History

erstes Lesebuch f?r Anf?nger im Sanskrit. Nach didaktischen Grunds?tzen bearb. und in transkribiertem Texte mit W?rterbuch hrsg. von Hermann Camillo Kellner

Blutiger Winter

Author: Stephan Russbült
ISBN: 9783838707235
Release Date: 2011-03-17
Genre: Fiction

Fantasy mit augenzwinkerndem Humor Im Lande Nelbor kommt kein Kind mehr zur Welt. Menschen, Oger und Orks - alle drohen auszusterben. Um das Rätsel zu ergründen, bräuchte man vor allem eines: einen prachtvollen Helden mit blitzender Rüstung und überragender Intelligenz. Stattdessen zieht der dicke Oger Mogda los. Man sagt zwar, Oger seien hässlich wie die Nacht und dumm wie Stroh. Mogda jedoch ist nur hässlich wie die Nacht ...