Category Archives: Literature

Carry Me Across the Water: A Novel

| December 24, 2016 | admin | 0

By Ethan Canin

Breathtaking in its suspense and wonder, Carry Me around the Water is the tale of a man’s turbulent trip, along with his kinfolk, throughout the relevant years of the 20th century. younger August Kleinman escapes from Nazi Germany to the USA, the place his mother’s words—“Take the recommendation of no one”—fate him to a lifetime of boldness and originality, from the bad streets of latest York to the marble mansions of business Pittsburgh, from outdated global Hamburg to the jungle islands of the Pacific. finally, close to the tip of a protracted and bountiful lifestyles, his answer of a haunting come across with a eastern soldier in the course of international battle eventually illuminates, on the inner most degrees, the best way actual lives really spread. From the author hailed as “the so much mature and complete novelist of his new release” (Alan Cheuse, nationwide Public Radio) comes this “exquisitely modulated brief novel” (Los Angeles Times), which “eases its silky-smooth approach right into a reader’s cognizance at the same time it plumbs the depths” (Newsday).

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De Avonden

| December 24, 2016 | admin | 0

By Gerard Reve, Gerard van het Reve, Simon van het Reve

Sorry for all you non-dutchies, yet this is often really a vintage, if no THE vintage, of Dutch literature. i assumed it's going to be here.

De Avonden is een van de belangrijkste boeken uit de Nederlandse literatuur het is klassiek geworden als de aangrijpende beschrijving van de verstikkende saaiheid die Nederland in de naoorlogse jaren beheerste. In Frits van Egters weerspiegelt zich de jeugd, die zijn leven ziet verlopen in zinloosheid, eentonigheid en eenzaamheid. Humor en de hoop dat er toch een hoger en groter Iets bestaat, houden hem op de been. De geluiden van afschuw over dit boek, bijvoorbeeld door Godfried Bomans, die meende dat Reves geestelijke gezondheid 'bij een langer aanhouden van deze gesteldheid ernstig gevaar loopt', zijn inmiddels ernstig tegengesproken door de velen voor wie De Avonden het mooiste boek is dat ze ooit lazen. De roman beleefde meer dan vijftig drukken en wordt beschouwd als een van de belangrijkste romans van na 1945 een roman die steeds weer nieuwe lezers weet te veroveren.

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A Brief Guide to Philo

| December 24, 2016 | admin | 0

By Kenneth Schenck

This is a compact creation to the paintings of Philo (c. 20 BCE-50 CE), the $64000 Jewish philosopher and scriptural interpreter. Kenneth Schenck presents a consultant for realizing Philo's advanced works, a roadmap for subject matters and contents of Philo's writings, and an outline of latest examine so scholars can simply locate their methods into Philo study.

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The Conspiracy

| December 24, 2016 | admin | 0

By Paul Nizan

The Conspiracy is the final and so much acclaimed novel through French author and activist Paul Nizan, who died years after its ebook struggling with the Germans on the conflict of Dunkirk. Hailed via Jean-Paul Sartre as Nizan’s masterpiece, the booklet facilities upon the determine of Bertrand Rosenthal, a inaccurate philosophy scholar learning in pre-war Paris. wanting to foment a revolution and having little snatch of his personal causes, Rosenthal attracts a small workforce of disciples right into a conspiracy either fatuous and lethal. at the same time, he plunges right into a forbidden—and eventually tragic—love affair because the intertwined plots movement inexorably towards their dual locations of betrayal and death.

The Conspiracy received the coveted Prix Interallié in 1938. This re-creation comprises Walter Benjamin’s critique of the ebook, on hand the following for the 1st time in English.

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Gesammelte Werke: Essays + Aufsätze + Satiren + Kritiken + Autobiografische Schriften (Über 600 Titel in einem Buch - Vollständige Ausgaben): Goethes Wahlverwandtschaften ... der Geschichte und mehr (German Edition)

| December 24, 2016 | admin | 0

Dieses booklet: "Gesammelte Werke: Essays + Aufsätze + Satiren + Kritiken + Autobiografische Schriften (Über six hundred Titel in einem Buch - Vollständige Ausgabe)" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen.
Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) struggle ein deutscher Philosoph, Literaturkritiker und Übersetzer der Werke von Balzac, Baudelaire und Marcel Proust.
Inhalt:
Einbahnstraße
Kritiken und Rezensionen
Selbstzeugnisse
Städtebilder
Berliner Kindheit um Neunzehnhundert
Tiergarten
Kaiserpanorama
Die Siegessäule
Das Telephon
Schmetterlingsjagd
Abreise und rückkehr
Zu spät gekommen
Wintermorgen
Steglitzer Ecke Genthiner
Die Speisekammer
Erwachen des Sexus
Eine Todesnachricht
Über Sprache überhaupt und über die Sprache des Menschen
Deutsche Menschen
Der Begriff der Kunstkritik in der deutschen Romantik
Abhandlungen
Der Begriff der Kunstkritik in der deutschen
Goethes Wahlverwandtschaften
Ursprung des deutschen Trauerspiels
Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit
Charles Baudelaire, Ein Lyriker im Zeitalter des Hochkapitalismus
Über den Begriff der Geschichte
Aufsätze, Essays, Vorträge
Frühe Arbeiten zur Bildungs- und Kulturkritik
Metaphysisch-geschichtsphilosophische Studien
Literarische und ästhetische Essays
Literarische Rundfunkvorträge
Ästhetische Fragmente
Vorträge und Reden
Enzyklopädieartikel
Kulturpolitische Artikel und Aufsätze
Kleine Prosa
Denkbilder
Satiren, Polemiken, Glossen
Berichte
Illustrierte Aufsätze
Hörmodelle
Das kalte Herz
Rundfunkgeschichten für Kinder
Geschichten und Novellistisches
Rätsel
Sonette
Miszellen
Das Passagen-Werk
Übertragungen
Zur Sprachphilosophie und Erkenntniskritik
Zur ethical und Anthropologie
Zur Geschichtsphilosophie, Historik und Politik
Zur Ästhetik
Charakteristiken und Kritiken
Zur Literaturkritik
Zu Grenzgebieten
Betrachtungen und Notizen
Autobiographische Schriften
Lebensläufe
Aufzeichnungen 1906-1932
Berliner Chronik

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The Virgin Suicides: A Novel

| December 24, 2016 | admin | 0

By Jeffrey Eugenides

First released in 1993, The Virgin Suicides introduced the coming of a huge new American novelist. In a quiet suburb of Detroit, the 5 Lisbon sisters--beautiful, eccentric, and obsessively watched by means of the local boys--commit suicide one after the other over the process a unmarried 12 months. because the boys discover them from afar, transfixed, they piece jointly the secret of the family's deadly depression, during this hypnotic and unforgettable novel of adolescent love, disquiet, and demise. Jeffrey Eugenides conjures up the feelings of stripling with haunting sensitivity and darkish humor and creates a coming-of-age tale in contrast to any of our time. tailored right into a significantly acclaimed movie by way of Sofia Coppola, The Virgin Suicides is a contemporary vintage, a lyrical and undying story of intercourse and suicide that transforms and mythologizes suburban middle-American life.

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Maitríóisce

| December 24, 2016 | admin | 0

By Siobhán Parkinson

During this novel within the Irish language, Mara celebrates her 13th birthday. Her mom, in spite of the fact that, offers her a gift of Matrioshka dolls from Russia, extra a present for a more youthful lady - or even then, one of many dolls is lacking. whilst Mara and her pal Dorota pass looking for the lacking doll they make a few discoveries which Mara couldn't have imagined.... notice: this publication is written within the Irish language; there isn't any English language textual content.

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The Mysterious Stranger Manuscripts (2nd Revised Edition)

| December 24, 2016 | admin | 0

By Mark Twain

Filenote: Retail kindle is a topaz dossier, epub created by means of changing the dedrm dossier (hmtlz) to mobi utilizing cloudconvert.org
Publish 12 months note: First released November 30, 1968
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Six years after Mark Twain's loss of life, Albert Bigelow Paine, the author's literary executor, introduced out a bowdlerized version of The Mysterious Stranger, which he patched jointly from Mark Twain's 3 unfinished manuscripts, produced, Paine asserted, in the course of a interval of meant artistic paralysis. students have due to the fact that stumbled on that Paine's version of the e-book was once mostly in accordance with the earliest of these 3 models, onto which Paine then grafted the ultimate bankruptcy of the final model. certainly, Paine replaced such a lot of of the book's necessities that it can't be stated to appropriately mirror the author's temper and notion at all.

Gibson's quantity, first released in 1969 and now again in print, offered the manuscripts for the 1st time precisely as Mark Twain wrote them. right here the reader is available a glimpse of Mark Twain's artistic procedure on what many critics examine the best fiction of his later years. whereas the paintings was once began in 1897 and revised first in 1902 after which in 1908, the 3rd model was once the single manuscript really titled The Mysterious Stranger. those texts offer an extraordinary chance to watch Mark Twain's sustained literary fight with a principal theme.

Contents
Abbreviations
Introduction
The Texts
>The Chronicle of younger Satan
>Schoolhouse Hill
>No forty four, The Mysterious Stranger
Appendixes
>Marginal Notes
>Working Notes and comparable Matter
Explanatory Notes

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The Plot Against America

| December 24, 2016 | admin | 0

By Philip Roth

In an surprising feat of empathy and narrative invention, our such a lot formidable novelist imagines another model of yankee heritage.
In 1940 Charles A. Lindbergh, heroic aviator and rabid isolationist, is elected President. almost immediately thereafter, he negotiates a cordial “understanding” with Adolf Hitler, whereas the hot executive embarks on a software of folksy anti-Semitism.

For one boy turning out to be up in Newark, Lindbergh’s election is the 1st in a chain of ruptures that threaten to ruin his small, secure nook of America–and with it, his mom, his father, and his older brother.

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The New Life

| December 24, 2016 | admin | 0

By Orhan Pamuk

The protagonist of Orhan Pamuk's fiendishly enticing novel is embarked on an international of hypnotic texts and (literally) Byzantine conspiracies that whirl around the steppes and forlorn frontier cities of Turkey. And with The New Life, Pamuk himself vaults from the vanguard of his country's writers into the world of worldwide literature. in the course of the unmarried act of examining a publication, a tender pupil is uprooted from his previous lifestyles and identification. inside days he has fallen in love with the luminous and elusive Janan; witnessed the tried assassination of a rival suitor; and forsaken his relatives to go back and forth aimlessly via a nocturnal panorama of traveler's cafes and apocalyptic bus wrecks. As imagined through Pamuk, the result's a wondrous marriage of the highbrow mystery and excessive romance. Translated from the Turkish by way of Guneli Gun.

"[A] bizarre, hypnotic new novel...It veers from highbrow conundrums within the Borges vein to rapturous lyricism equivalent to Gabriel Garcia Marquez."--Wall highway magazine

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