Category Archives: American Literature

Bartleby, el escribiente (Mini Ilustrados)

| September 21, 2016 | admin | 0

By Herman Melville

Bartleby, el escribiente es una de las narraciones más originales y conmovedoras de los angeles historia de l. a. literatura. Melville escribió este relato a mediados del siglo xix, pero por él no parece haber pasado el tiempo. Nos cuenta los angeles historia de un unusual copista que trabaja en una oficina de Wall road. Un día, de repente, deja de escribir amparándose en su famosa fórmula: «Preferiría no hacerlo».

Nadie sabe de dónde viene este escribiente, prefiere no decirlo, y su futuro es incierto pues prefiere no hacer nada que altere su situación. El abogado, que es el narrador, no sabe cómo actuar ante esta rebeldía, pero al mismo tiempo se siente atraído por tan misteriosa actitud. Su compasión hacia el escribiente, un empleado que no cumple ninguna de sus órdenes, hace de este personaje un ser tan extraño como el propio Bartleby.
El libro está ilustrado por Javier Zabala, Premio Nacional de Ilustración 2005.

«Bartleby, que info de 1856, prefigura a Franz Kafka. Su desconcertante Protagonista es un hombre oscuro que se niega tenazmente a los angeles acción. El autor no lo explica, pero nuestra imaginación lo acepta inmediatamente y no sin mucha lástima. En realidad son dos los protagonistas; el obstinado Bartleby y el narrador que se resigna a su obstinación y acaba por encariñarse con él.»
Jorge Luis Borges

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A Book of Common Prayer

| September 21, 2016 | admin | 0

By Joan Didion

Writing with the telegraphic swiftness and microscopic sensitivity that experience made her one in all our such a lot wonderful reporters, Joan Didion creates a shimmering novel of innocence and evil.A ebook of universal Prayer is the tale of 2 American girls within the derelict valuable American kingdom of Boca Grande. Grace Strasser-Mendana controls a lot of the country's wealth and is aware nearly all of its secrets and techniques; Charlotte Douglas is aware a ways too little. "Immaculate of historical past, blameless of politics," she has come to Boca Grande vaguely and vainly hoping to be reunited along with her fugitive daughter. As imagined via Didion, her destiny is instantaneously totally specific and fearfully emblematic of an age of conscienceless authority and unfathomable violence.

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¿Has visto a María? (Spanish Edition)

| September 21, 2016 | admin | 0

La mundialmente aclamada autora de La casa en Mango Street nos brinda un relato profundamente conmovedor acerca de l. a. pérdida, el duelo y l. a. sanación: una fábula para adultos líricamente narrada y vívidamente ilustrada sobre una mujer que busca un gato extraviado tras los angeles muerte de su madre.
 
La palabra “huérfana” no parecería aplicarse a una mujer de cincuenta y tres años de edad. Sin embargo, así es exactamente cómo se siente Sandra al encontrarse sin madre, sola “como un guante abandonado en los angeles estación de autobuses”. Lo que pudiera salvarla es l. a. búsqueda de algo más que se ha perdido: María, l. a. gatita blanquinegra de su amiga, Rosi, que se largó el día en que ellas dos llegaron desde Tacoma. A medida que Sandra y Rosi peinan las calles de San Antonio—preguntando por todas partes y poniendo volantes—¿Has visto a María? hace gala de los angeles habilidad de esta querida autora de contar cuentos llenos de magia, en un relato que nos recuerda cómo el amor, aun cuando desaparece, no se pierde por siempre.

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Letters of E. B. White

| September 21, 2016 | admin | 0

By E. B. White

Letters of E. B. White touches on a wide selection of matters, together with the New Yorker editor who grew to become the author's spouse; their dachshund, Fred, together with his "look of pretend respectability"; and White's contemporaries, from Harold Ross and James Thurber to Groucho Marx and John Updike and, later, Senator Edmund S. Muskie and Garrison Keillor. up-to-date with newly published letters from 1976 to 1985, extra pictures, and a brand new foreword through John Updike, this unheard of choice of letters from one among America's favourite essayists, poets, and storytellers now spans approximately a century, from 1908 to 1985.

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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (Classic Starts)

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By Kate Douglas Wiggin

Eleven-year-old Rebecca Randall is kind of a handful—and now she’s leaving her cherished Sunnybrook Farm to dwell together with her well-to-do aged aunts and get an schooling. yet they have been looking ahead to Rebecca’s quiet, hard-working older sister as an alternative. Can the bright-eyed and talkative woman win them over…especially her strict, rule-bound Aunt Miranda? simply as Rebecca’s “grand spirit” charms all people within the tale, it is going to captivate readers, too.

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The Emigrants (Penguin Classics)

| September 21, 2016 | admin | 0

By Gilbert Imlay

Imlay’s pleasant epistolary experience of 1793, set at the American frontier, used to be one of many first American novels. the rigors of an emigrant relations within the Ohio River Valley of Kentucky distinction the decadence of Europe with the utopian promise of the yankee West. Its sensational love plots additionally dramatize the novel’s awesome feminist allegiances.

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McTeague (Signet Classics)

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By Frank Norris

McTeague is the tale of a negative dentist scraping through in San Francisco on the finish of the nineteenth century, and his spouse Trina, whose $5,000 lottery successful units in movement a stunning chain of occasions. Few works have captured the seamy facet of yankee city lifestyles with such photograph depth.

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The Friday Book

| September 21, 2016 | admin | 0

By John Barth

"Whether discussing modernism, postmodernism, semiotics, Homer, Cervantes, Borges, blue crabs or osprey nests, Barth demonstrates an enthusiasm for the lifetime of the brain, a pleasure in considering (and in expressing these concepts) that turns into contagious... A reader leaves The Friday ebook feeling intellectually fuller, verbally more proficient, mentally influenced, with algebra and fireplace of his own."--Washington Post

Barth's first paintings of nonfiction is what he calls "an association of essays and low lectures, a few formerly released, such a lot now not, so much on issues literary, a few now not, amassed over thirty years or so of writing, educating, and educating writing." With the complete degree of playfulness and erudition that he brings to his novels, Barth glances into his crystal ball to take a position at the way forward for literature and the literature of the long run. He additionally appears again upon historic fiction and fictitious heritage and discusses prose, poetry, and all demeanour of letters: "Real letters, solid letters, doctored letters... and naturally alphabetical letters, the atoms of which the universe of print is made."

"The items introduced jointly within the Friday ebook replicate Mr. Barth's witty, playful, and interesting personality... they're full of life, occasionally informal, and sometimes whimsical--a pride to the reader, to whom Mr. Barth seems writing or talking as a discovered friend."--Kansas urban Star

"No lower than Barth's fiction those items are performances, agile, dexterous, strong, delivering the cerebral delights of playful lucidity."--Richmond information Leader

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Lilacs and Other Stories

| September 21, 2016 | admin | 0

By Kate Chopin

Kate Chopin (1850-1904) was once an American author of novels and brief tales. She is now thought of to were a forerunner of the feminist literature of the 20 th century. all through her profession, Chopin received notion from a visit to the South in Louisiana and masses of her fiction used to be set there. She valued its imprecise, much less based and extra sensual surroundings. even supposing she used to be pigeonholed as a nearby author, she sought after badly to arrive a countrywide viewers. She attempted to consign together with her choice of Creole tales and at last succeeded with "Lilacs and different Stories". "Lilacs" is the story of a cosmopolitan Parisian actress, Adrienne Farival, who encouraged each spring through the odor of the 1st lilac blossom, visits the convent the place she spent her early life to discover in the future, she is banished eternally. This assortment comprises 23 different targeted stories of Southern existence together with "Beyond the Bayou," a narrative of a middle-aged black lady named l. a. Folle who lives on an deserted box subsequent to the bayou from which she hasn't ever ventured to the lands past her domestic.

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