Download E-books The Widow Ching--Pirate (Penguin Mini Modern Classics) PDF

By Jorge Luis Borges

'On days of wrestle, the workforce may combine gunpowder with their liquor'

Borges grew to become well-known as a author of brief tales that contained new realities: elaborately conceived, creative and gamesome précis of very unlikely worlds or imaginary books. In those 5 tales there's hazard at the excessive seas, an ungracious instructor of etiquette and an encyclopaedia of an unknown planet - and Borges's special mind's eye and mind performs throughout.

This publication contains The Widow Ching-Pirate, Monk Eastman, Purveyor of Iniquities, The Uncivil instructor of court docket Etiquette Kôtsuké, Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius, Pierre Menard and Author of the Quixote.

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Download E-books Correction: A Novel (Vintage International) PDF

By Thomas Bernhard

The scientist Roithamer has devoted the final six years of his existence to “the Cone,” an edifice of mathematically specified development that he has erected within the heart of his family’s property in honor of his loved sister. now not lengthy after its finishing touch, he is taking his personal existence. As an unnamed pal items together—literally, from millions of slips of papers and one troubling manuscript—the puzzle of Rotheimer’s breakdown, what emerges is the tale of a genius endlessly forced to right and refine his perceptions until eventually the single logical end is the negation of his personal soul.
Considered by means of many critics to be Thomas Bernhard’s masterpiece, Correction is a cunningly crafted and unforgettable meditation at the stress among the will for perfection and the data that it's impossible.

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Download E-books Lawless (Kent Family, Book 7) PDF

By John Jakes

In a flourishing post–Civil struggle the USA, the Kent kin seizes luck again—until all is abruptly threatened via one woman's return

The penultimate quantity in John Jakes's stirring Kent kinfolk Chronicles reveals the USA booming in its postwar prosperity. With this newly secured peace comes a chance for the Kent kinfolk to reconcile and to thrive, either individually and financially. Gideon Kent takes up his father's vow to reunite the relations, but if he brings his father's widow again into the fold, the repercussions look insurmountable. opposed to the backdrop of a convalescing state, the Kents face dramatic demanding situations and unforeseen rifts which can go away the kin shattered for years to come.

This booklet beneficial properties an illustrated biography of John Jakes together with infrequent pictures from the author's own assortment.

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Download E-books Tuscan Spaces: Literary Constructions of Place (Toronto Italian Studies) PDF

By Silvia M. Ross

An vital locus for English-speaking writers, the quarter of Tuscany can be good represented within the Italian literary canon. In Tuscan Spaces, Silvia Ross specializes in structures of Tuscany in twentieth-century Italian literature and juxtaposes them with English prose works via such authors as E.M. Forster and Frances Mayes to reveal the complexity of literary illustration targeted on a unmarried milieu.

Ross makes use of the works of writers similar to Federigo Tozzi, Aldo Palazzeschi, Vasco Pratolini, and Elena Gianini Belotti, to search out substitute visions of Tuscan area and emphasizes that every writer models the area in a fashion which displays their own poetics, historical past, and stories. Theories of cultural geography, area, go back and forth, and narrative give a contribution to Ross's attention of the dualisms in most cases hired in writings approximately Tuscany, comparable to country/city, nature/culture, female/male, and self/other, all of that are in flip laid low with her interrogation of the local/foreign competition that underlies the examine as a whole.

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Download E-books John Donne, Volume 2 (The Critical Heritage) PDF

Includes writings approximately John Donne from 1873 to 1923, together with Henry Morley, Edmund Gosse, W.F. Collier, Rudyard Kipling, Charles Eliot Norton, Henry Augustin Beers, Thomas Hardy, W.B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, and plenty of others.
jointly those works current a list of the way, from the 19th century onwards, critics considered Donne, and the way he grew to become a part of today's literary canon.

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Download E-books The Bacchae and Other Plays (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Euripides

The performs of Euripides have inspired audiences because the 5th century BC. This quantity, containing Phoenician ladies, Bacchae, Iphigenia at Aulis, Orestes, and Rhesus
completes the hot variants of Euripides in Penguin Classics.

  • Features a common creation, person prefaces to every play, chronology, notes, bibliography, and glossary

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Download E-books The Testament of Mary: A Novel PDF

By Colm Toibin

“Tóibín is at his lyrical top during this attractive and bold paintings” (The long island instances ebook Review) that portrays Mary as a solitary older lady nonetheless trying to comprehend the occasions that turn into the narrative of the recent testomony and the basis of Christianity—shortlisted for the 2013 guy Booker Prize.

In the traditional city of Ephesus, Mary lives on my own, years after her son’s crucifixion. She has little interest in taking part with the authors of the Gospel, who're her keepers. She doesn't agree that her son is the Son of God; nor that his loss of life used to be “worth it”; nor that the “group of misfits he accrued round him, males who couldn't glance a girl within the eye,” have been holy disciples.

Mary judges herself ruthlessly (she didn't remain on the foot of the move till her son died—she fled, to avoid wasting herself), and her judgment of others is both harsh. This girl whom we all know from centuries of work and scripture because the docile, loving, silent, long-suffering, obedient, worshipful mom of Christ turns into a sad heroine with the relentless eloquence of Electra or Medea or Antigone. Tóibín’s travel de strength of mind's eye and language is a portrait so bright and convincing that our photograph of Mary might be ceaselessly reworked.

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Download E-books A Woman's Weapon: Spirit Possession in the Tale of Genji PDF

By Doris G. Bargen

This article offers an exam of Murasaki Shikibu's 11th-century vintage "The story of Genji". the writer explores the function of owning spirits from a feminine point of view, and considers how the male protagonist is critical to deciding on the position of those spirits. hoping on anthropological in addition to literary proof, the writer addresses the factors of the possessed personality and locates Mono no ke in the politics of Heian society, studying spirit ownership as a feminine procedure followed to counter male techniques of empowerment. the writer argues that possessions turn into performaces via ladies trying to redress the stability of strength. The ebook considers 5 significant circumstances of spirit ownership within the narrative and discusses the rendering of those possessions within the visible arts.

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Download E-books The Slap: A Novel PDF

By Christos Tsiolkas

Soon to be an NBC occasion sequence directed by means of Lisa Cholodenko and starring Uma Thurman, Peter Sarsgaard, and Zachary Quinto.

In this robust and riveting novel, literary phenomenon Christos Tsiolkas unflinchingly exposes the internal workings of family lifestyles, friendship, and parenthood within the twenty-first century, and reminds us of the passions and malice that relations loyalty can impress. whilst a guy slaps one other couple’s baby at a local barbeque, the development ship unforeseeable surprise waves in the course of the lives of all who're witness to it. instructed from the issues of view of 8 those that have been current, The Slap indicates how a unmarried motion can switch the way in which humans take into consideration how they dwell, what they need, and what they think ceaselessly.

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Download E-books On a Certain Blindness in Human Beings (Penguin Great Ideas) PDF

By William James

William James's powerful ideals in a practical thought of fact - that fact is just as suitable as its impact on us - bring about those soaking up essays on truth and trust. inside of them is an engaging idea of fact that implies not anything is really 'real' with no exam via human empathy and experience.

Throughout background, a few books have replaced the area. they've got reworked the way in which we see ourselves - and every different. they've got encouraged debate, dissent, warfare and revolution. they've got enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. they've got enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the good thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose rules shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

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