Category: Satire

Download E-books Judas Der Erzschelm PDF

By Abraham a Sancta Clara

Abraham a Sancta Clara veröffentlichte eine Sammlung Gelegenheitsschriften unter dem Titel Reim dich oder ich lis’ dich (1684); danach wandte er sich einem anspruchsvollerem Unternehmen zu, das ihn zehn Jahre lang beschäftigte und in vier Bänden als Judas der Erzschelm (1686–1695) erschien: Die apokryphe Biographie Judas Ischariots bildete den roten Faden durch eine Vielzahl predigtartiger Betrachtungen satirischer, humoristischer und moralisierender paintings.

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Download E-books After the Saucers Landed PDF

By Douglas Lain

NOMINATED FOR THE 2016 PHILIP ok. DICK AWARD

“When the alien will get round to unzipping her jumpsuit it’ll be very unlikely to determine what’s underneath.”

UFOlogist Harold Flint is heartbroken and depressed that the extraterrestrial beings that experience landed at the White condominium garden seem to be immediately out of an previous B motion picture. They wave to the tv cameras of their sequined jumpsuits, shape a nonprofit association supplying new age enlightenment, and hover their saucers over the streets of recent York searching for converts.

Harold desires no a part of this kitschy invasion until eventually one of many extraterrestrial beings, a stunning blonde named Asket, begs him to enquire the saucers back and write one other alien ship ebook. The extraterrestrial beings and their challenge aren't as they seem.

Asket isn’t who she turns out both. monitoring down her real character leads Harold and his cowriter via a maze of identification and body-swapping insanity, descending into paranoia as Harold realizes that fact, or a minimum of humanity’s belief of it, might be extra versatile than someone will admit.

After the Saucers Landed is a deeply unsettling experimental satire, putting writer Douglas Lain along contemporaries like Jeff VanderMeer and Charles Yu as one in all his generation’s most enjoyable and not easy speculative fiction voices.

Skyhorse Publishing, below our evening color and Talos imprints, is proud to put up a vast diversity of titles for readers attracted to technological know-how fiction (space opera, time commute, difficult SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fable (grimdark, sword and sorcery, modern city myth, steampunk, replacement history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and masses extra. whereas now not each identify we submit turns into a New York Times bestseller, a countrywide bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we're devoted to publishing caliber books from a various workforce of authors.

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Download E-books Woodcutters (Vintage International) PDF

By Thomas Bernhard

Fiercely saw, frequently hilarious, and “reminiscent of Ibsen and Strindberg” (The ny occasions ebook Review), this exquisitely debatable novel was once at the beginning banned in its author’s homeland.
 
A searing portrayal of Vienna’s bourgeoisie, it starts off with the coming of an unnamed author at an ‘artistic dinner’ hosted by way of a composer and his society wife—a couple he as soon as famous and has come to detest. The visitor of honor, a distinct actor from the Burgtheater, is past due. because the different site visitors wait impatiently, they're noticeable throughout the severe eye of the author, who narrates a silent yet frenzied tirade opposed to those former acquaintances, so much of whom were introduced jointly through Joana, a girl they buried prior that day. Reflections on Joana’s lifestyles and suicide are combined with those denunciations until eventually the well-known actor arrives, bringing an explosive finish to the night that even the author couldn't have visible coming.

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Download E-books The Mouse on Wall Street PDF

By Leonard Wibberley

By no means has "the funds game" been extra deliciously uncovered than during this creative comedy-satire. Grand Fenwick's mystery weapon this time is its Grand Pinot chewing gum. on the end of its triumphant struggle opposed to the USA, the duchy had lodged production rights to the product in an American corporation, the place they'd lain dormant. yet now the anti-smoking crusade is in complete tilt, gum revenues have boomed, and Grand Fenwick gets a fee, unheralded and undesirable, for 1000000 dollars-its forty in keeping with cent percentage of the 1st annual revenue. What consternation! For without doubt not anything solid may end up from the inflow of these unneeded cash into the tidy economic system of Grand Fenwick (15 sq. miles; 5000 souls). And certainly the consternation is definitely based. twelve months later, the ills of inflation already afflicting each Grand Fenwickian, excessive or low, Conservative or hard work, the revenue cost isn't really 1000000 money, yet ten million. Now basically the benign Gloriana XII can keep her humans, and proposal is the same as the perilous second. deciding on to lose the cash through making an investment it on Wall road, she closes her eyes-a vintage method-and jabs on the monetary web page along with her embroidery needle. Then, having airmailed off to the States a purchase for inventory within the corporation her needle has skewered, she settles again conveniently and optimistically to her embroidery. basically Gloriana XII is not any monetary genius, and, after all, her scheme is going awry. yet simply how so is an issue for Mr. Wibberley's risible ingenuity and for his readers. Suffice it to assert right here that mergers merge, conglomerates conglomerate, and sooner or later all of the funds markets of the area start to wobble. For what if Grand Fenwick should still liquidate its billions-yes, they're billions now-of American resources and insist fee in gold?

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Download E-books Petroleum Man PDF

Petroleum guy takes Swiftean malice and pleasure in exposing the self-esteem and frailty of a few of the main popularly held prejudices of our times.

Stanley Crawford’s first novel because the inventive and uproarious a few directions, Petroleum guy is a hilariously scathing satire that takes on each side of a few of the raging debates of our occasions among democrats and republicans, haves and have-nots, trickle-down conservatives and bleeding-heart liberals, environmentalists and industrialists. Bewildered by way of the odious liberal democrat traits of his son-in-law Chip, Leon Tuggs, self-made arch-capitalist billionaire, inventor of the ever-present and environmentally dangerous Thingie , and writer of the influential common idea of business intercourse makes a decision to rescue his grandchildren from a lifetime of guilt, indecision, and existential anxiousness, by means of teaching them within the method the area really works and telling them, for his or her personal sturdy, the issues no instructor or mother or father in our politically right and morally relative global may perhaps ever enterprise to claim. those existence classes to his grandchildren are observed by way of presents: cast iron replicas of the automobiles that he has owned.

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Download E-books Cakes and Ale PDF

By W. Somerset Maugham

Cakes and Ale is a scrumptious satire of London literary society among the Wars. Social climber Alroy Kear is flattered whilst he's chosen through Edward Driffield's spouse to pen the reputable biography of her lionized novelist husband, and decided to jot down a bestseller. yet then Kear discovers the nice novelist's voluptuous muse (and not going first wife), Rosie. The vigorous, loving heroine as soon as gave Driffield adequate fabric to final an entire life, yet now her reminiscence casts an embarrissing shadow over his occupation and good image.  Wise, witty, deeply gratifying, Cakes and Ale is Maugham at his most sensible.

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Download E-books Gulliver's Travels PDF

Travels into a number of distant countries of the area. In 4 components. through Lemuel Gulliver, First a healthcare professional, after which a Captain of numerous Ships, greater recognized easily as Gulliver's Travels (1726, amended 1735), is a singular by means of Anglo-Irish author and clergyman Jonathan rapid, that's either a satire on human nature and a parody of the "travellers' stories" literary subgenre. it really is Swift's top recognized full-length paintings, and a vintage of English literature.

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Download E-books Animal Farm, 50th Anniversary Edition PDF

By George Orwell

 

Animal Farm is the main well-known by means of some distance of all twentieth-century political allegories. Its account of a gaggle of barnyard animals who riot opposed to their vicious human grasp, purely to undergo a tyranny erected through their very own type, can really be acknowledged to became a common drama. Orwell is among the only a few sleek satirists reminiscent of Jonathan fast in energy, artistry, and ethical authority; in animal farm his spare prose and the common sense of his darkish comedy brilliantly spotlight his stark message.

 

Taking as his start line the betrayed promise of the Russian Revolution, Orwell lays out a imaginative and prescient that, in its sour knowledge, supplies us the clearest knowing we own of the prospective effects of our social and political acts.

(Book Jacket prestige: Jacketed)

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Download E-books Blue Movie PDF

By Terry Southern

A hilarious, wildly erotic, and biting satire of Hollywood, Blue motion picture tells the tale of King B., an Oscar-winning director who is decided to shoot the dirtiest and costliest X-rated motion picture ever made; Sid Krassman, a manufacturer who is made a fortune catering to the tastes of the yank public, and Angela Sterling, a misunderstood intercourse image who'd provide something (and every thing) for an opportunity to do anything "serious." The set is fraught with big egos and massive libidos — the type of state of affairs that can basically come from the mind's eye of the irrepressible Terry Southern.

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