Download e-book for iPad: A Wedding in December: A Novel by Anita Shreve

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By Anita Shreve

At an hotel within the Berkshire Mountains, seven former schoolmates assemble to have a good time a wedding--a reunion that turns into the get together of wonderful revelations because the associates jointly keep in mind a long-ago evening that indelibly marked every one in their lives. Written with the fluent narrative artistry that distinguishes all of Anita Shreve's bestselling novels, a marriage in December acutely probes the mysteries of the human middle and the unending attract of paths now not taken.

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New PDF release: Between Ecstasy and Truth: Interpretations of Greek Poetics

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By Stephen Halliwell

In addition to generating one of many most interesting of all poetic traditions, historical Greek tradition produced an important culture of poetic concept and feedback. Halliwell's quantity bargains a chain of certain and not easy interpretations of a few of the defining authors and texts within the historical past of old Greek poetics: the Homeric epics, Aristophanes' Frogs, Plato's Republic, Aristotle's Poetics, Gorgias's Helen, Isocrates' treatises, Philodemus' On Poems, and Longinus' at the Sublime.
The volume's basic drawback is with how the Greeks conceptualized the event of poetry and debated the values of that have. The book's organizing topic is a recurrent Greek dialectic among principles of poetry as, at the one hand, a powerfully enchanting event in its personal correct (a form of 'ecstasy') and, at the different, a medium for the expression of truths which could workout lasting impact on its audiences' perspectives of the area. bringing up a variety of smooth scholarship, and making common connections with later classes of literary concept and aesthetics, Halliwell questions many orthodoxies and obtained reviews concerning the texts analysed. The ensuing point of view casts new gentle on ways that the Greeks tried to make experience of the psychology of poetic experience―including the jobs of emotion, ethics, mind's eye, and knowledge―in the lifetime of their culture.
Readership: students and scholars of Greek literature, Greek poetics, and literary conception and feedback.

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Download e-book for iPad: O Punho e a Renda by Edgard Telles Ribeiro

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By Edgard Telles Ribeiro

*This is the unique publication in Portuguese that was once later translated to English as His personal Man.

About the author:

Brazilian writer and diplomat Edgard Telles Ribeiro (b. 1944) spent a peripatetic youth in Marseille and diverse different ecu towns. After returning to Brazil, he labored as a journalist, filmmaker, and professor of movie reports ahead of coming into the overseas carrier. His debut novel O Craido Mudo (The evening Table), was once released in English to severe acclaim as i might Have enjoyed Him If I Had now not Killed Him, and was once accordingly translated into Dutch, German, and Spanish. Later novels and brief tale collections have garnered probably the most very important literary prizes in Brazil, together with the Jabuti Prize (twice), the Brazilian Academy of Letters Prize; and for his newest novel, HIS personal guy, the Brazilian PEN Prize (2011). He presently divides his time among big apple and Rio de Janeiro.

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Em seu novo romance, O PUNHO E A RENDA — que já vem sendo considerado uma obra-prima da ficção política e seu mais importante trabalho —, Edgar Telles Ribeiro, escritor e diplomata, mergulha nos bastidores das embaixadas, revelando suas tensões e disputas. Não se trata, porém, do rendilhado charmoso da vida social das rodas diplomáticas — Edgard abre, pela primeira vez no Brasil, uma caixa preta: tendo como tema a ditadura brasileira e as formas de opressão que o sistema gerou no período do regime militar (1964-1985), a obra revela os subterrâneos sinistros da Operação Condor e lida com os grupos de direita que atuaram dentro do Itamaraty nessa época. Aborda complôs para derrubar governos, cumplicidades com torturas, a sede de subir na carreira.

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Get Arthurian Narrative in the Latin Tradition (Cambridge PDF

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By Siân Echard

This publication takes a distinct examine the Latin Arthurian culture, putting authors similar to Geoffrey of Monmouth within the context of Latin histories, monastic chronicles, saints' lives, and different Latin prose Arthurian narratives. putting them opposed to a historical past of the Angevin courtroom of Henry II, the ebook introduces a brand new set of texts into the Arthurian canon and indicates how to comprehend their position in that culture.

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Download e-book for iPad: Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe

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By Thomas Wolfe

The beautiful, vintage coming-of-age novel written through considered one of America's premier Southern writers

A mythical writer on par with William Faulkner and Flannery O'Connor, Thomas Wolfe released Look Homeward, Angel, his first novel, a couple of younger man's burning wish to depart his small city and tumultuous relatives looking for a greater lifestyles, in 1929. It gave the area facts of his genius and introduced a strong legacy.

the radical follows the trajectory of Eugene Gant, an excellent and stressed younger guy whose wanderlust and keenness form his adolescent years in rural North Carolina. Wolfe stated that Look Homeward, Angel is "a booklet made from my life," and his mostly autobiographical tale in regards to the quest for a better highbrow lifestyles has resonated with and inspired generations of readers, together with a few of today's most crucial novelists. wealthy with lyrical prose and vibrant characterizations, this twentieth-century American vintage will catch the hearts and imaginations of each reader.

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Jena Romanticism and Its Appropriation of Jakob Böhme: - download pdf or read online

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By Paola Mayer

Curiosity in German Romanticism has been revitalised in recent times by means of new post-structural, interdisciplinary, and intertextual views. notwithstanding beforehand this renewed curiosity has now not resulted in a re-assessment of Jakob Bohme's formative impression on Jena Romanticism. In "Jena Romanticism and Its Appropriation of Jakob Bohme", Paola Mayer extensively revises earlier perspectives, arguing that the connection among Bohme and the Jena Romantics might be understood as appropriation instead of impression. This reversal of viewpoint ends up in the popularity that Romanticism's interplay with Bohme was once no longer passive yet polemical, selective, and predatory. not just was once there now not a power, there has been no longer even a Bohme, given that his identify and points of the writings have been tailored to advertise principles completely unrelated to any historic individual or physique of idea that will were Bohme. those appropriations fall into major teams: these referring to the identify Bohme or a existence assigned to it, and people concerning innovations or photos from the mystic's oeuvre. the 1st staff constituted an try to co-opt the charisma of sanctity connected to portrayals of the poet-prophet with a purpose to make investments Romantic Poesie with the sacral status of faith. the second one team, exemplified by means of Friedrich Schlegel and Friedrich Schelling, concerned the borrowing and radical redefinition of some strategies and pictures from Bohme's paintings within the desire of bridging the space among the summary first precept of idealism and the private God that grew to become an emotional necessity for either thinkers. "Jena Romanticism and Its Appropriation of Jakob Bohme" treats the Romantic reception of Bohme as a impressive instance of ways the earlier is appropriated and rewritten within the carrier of self-affirmation. Analysing the necessity and the recommendations for this self-affirmation sheds gentle at the nature of the self to be affirmed and at the content material and underlying motivation of the Romantic program.
Review:
"There has been common touch upon the significance of Böhme within the improvement of romantic proposal in Germany, and there have certainly been reports on that effect with reference to person romantic authors. [Jena Romanticism and Its Appropriation of Jakob Böhme is] the 1st finished research of that effect because it regards the Jena romantics taken together." James McGlathery, division of Germanic stories, college of Illinois at Urbana. "[Jena Romanticism and Its Appropriation of Jakob Böhme is] major not just as the tale of Böhme's impression will henceforth need to be informed another way, but additionally simply because we'll need to imagine otherwise approximately a number of the thoughts of the Jena Romantics and how their philosophies constructed ... the persistence and the acumen with which [Mayer] plowed via Böhme's and Schelling's obscurities are as admirable because the readability of her explications." Hans Eichner, Professor Emeritus of collage of Toronto.

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Download PDF by Charles Dickens: A Child's History of England

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By Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens's fascinating heritage of his fatherland, spanning from antiquity in the course of the seventeenth century
during this obtainable historical past quantity, Charles Dickens turns his skills to the saga of the uk. With attribute wit and perspicacity, he brings the kings, infantrymen, and civilians who formed England, Scotland, and eire to brilliant existence. starting in 50 B.C.E. and increasing throughout the reign of James II in 1688, this immensely readable e-book bargains readers an entire and interesting examine England's past.

initially showing in serial shape, A Child's historical past of britain provides infrequent snapshots of england in the course of the a long time as rendered through an remarkable master.

This book has been professionally proofread to make sure accuracy and clarity on all units.

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