Category: Literature

Images of Goethe Through Schiller's Egmont by David G. John

By David G. John

Studying an unpublished script of Schiller's variation of Goethe's "Egmont", David John examines the collaboration among the 2 playwrights as a method of addressing questions about the jobs of textual content and function. functionality, he asserts, no longer textual content, constitutes the essence of dramatic and theatrical experience.

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Invitation to a Beheading by Vladimir Nabokov

By Vladimir Nabokov

Like Kafka's The Castle, Invitation to a Beheading embodies a imaginative and prescient of a extraordinary and irrational international. In an unnamed dream nation, the younger guy Cincinnatus C. is condemned to dying by means of beheading for "gnostical turpitude," an imaginary crime that defies definition. Cincinnatus spends his final days in an absurd penitentiary, the place he's visited via chimerical jailers, an executioner who masquerades as a fellow prisoner, and through his in-laws, who lug their furnishings with them into his mobilephone. whilst Cincinnatus is led out to be done, he easily wills his executioners out of life: they disappear, besides the total international they inhabit.

From the alternate Paperback edition.

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The Bestiary by Nicholas Christopher

By Nicholas Christopher

From “a author of exceptional gifts,” “Borges with emotional weight, comes a story that's right away a fantastical ancient secret, a haunting love tale, and a glimpse into the uncanny—the quest for a long-lost e-book detailing the animals left off Noah’s Ark.

Xeno Atlas grows up within the Bronx, his Sicilian grandmother’s unusual tales of animal spirits his purely break out from the legacy of his mother’s early demise and his stern father’s lengthy absences as a typical seaman. Shunted off to an remoted boarding university, along with his father’s actions in another country and the resource of his newfound wealth grown more and more mysterious, Xeno turns his early fascination with animals right into a own obsession: his look for the Caravan Bestiary. This medieval textual content, misplaced for 8 hundred years, supposedly information the animals now not granted passage at the Ark—griffins, hippogriffs, manticores, and basilisks—the vanished remnants of a misplaced international occasionally glimpsed within the shadowy recesses of our own.

Xeno’s quest takes him from the tenements of recent York to the jungles of Vietnam to the traditional libraries of Europe—but it's only by way of riddling out his circle of relatives secrets and techniques that he can wish to discover what he's searching for. a narrative of panoramic scope and highbrow suspense, The Bestiary is finally a story of heartbreak and redemption.

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This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

By F. Scott Fitzgerald

Amory Blaine is an finished, appealing Princeton pupil who aspires to greatness. referred to as to serve in the course of the First international battle, Amory returns after the conflict and settles in manhattan the place he falls in love with Rosalind Connage, a stunning debutante with aspirations of her personal. At turns wildly positive and bitterly cynical, This part of Paradise is the tale of what occurs to like while it turns into distorted through greed.
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Wolf Among Wolves by Hans Fallada

By Hans Fallada

Wolf between Wolves is a sprawling saga of the cave in of a culture--its economic system and government--and the typical man's fight to outlive all of it. Set in Weimar Germany quickly after Germany's catastrophic lack of international warfare I, the tale follows a tender gambler who loses all in Berlin, then flees the chaotic urban, the place valueless funds and shortages are inflicting pandemonium. as soon as within the geographical region, even though, he unearths a defeated German military that has deamped there to foment revolt. one way or the other, amidst all of it, he reveals romance--it's The yr of residing Dangerously in a eu setting.

Fast-moving as a mystery, interesting because the top historic fiction, and with lyrical prose that packs a strong emotional punch, Wolf between Wolves is the equivalent of Fallada's acclaimed each guy Dies by myself as an immensely soaking up paintings of significant literature.

“Outstanding… his novels, no matter what their final place within the literary ratings, are easily even more wonderful than the tomes produced by means of the standard German suspects, Mann, Hesse, Grass, Böll….if you fancy a booklet to take you all over your vacations and any attainable delays on the airport, you couldn’t do larger than Wolf between Wolves.”
—Tibor Fischer, Telegraph (UK)

"His so much formidable novel... deeply moving... he has evoked a couple of can undergo, yet no more than it's important to benefit, to maintain and to understand."
—Alfred Kazin, the hot York occasions (1938)

"Fallada handles [the characters] no longer morbidly yet with a Hogarthian exuberance and a tricky humor, infusing into even these demise spirits the lifetime of his copious imagination... Fallada's most sensible book."
—The New Yorker (1938)

“What different residing German novelist stocks with Fallada the ability to grip the reader at the first web page and carry him unremittingly via 1100 more?"
—Bayard Q. Morgan, global Literature this day (1938)

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Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon

By Jaimy Gordon

An excellent novel that captures the dusty, darkish, and lovely global of small-time horse racing, the place running shoes, jockeys, grooms and grifters vie for what little good fortune is accessible at a run-down West Virginia tune .

Tommy Hansel has a plan: run 4 horses, all larger than they give the impression of being on paper, at lengthy odds at Indian Mound Downs, then seize the handbag -- or money a chance -- and run earlier than anyone's the wiser. At his facet is Maggie Koderer, who unearths herself powerfully interested in the beautiful, used up animals of the inexpensive tune. She additionally lands within the cross-hairs of top coach Joe Dale Bigg. yet as information of Tommy's plan spreads, from veteran groom drugs Ed, to mortgage shark Two-Tie, to Kidstuff the blacksmith, it's Maggie, now not Tommy or the handlers of mythical stakes horse Lord of Misrule, who will locate what's invaluable in an international the place every little thing has a cost.

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Love the One You're With by Emily Giffin

By Emily Giffin

How have you learnt if you've came upon the only? are you able to particularly love the only you're with if you happen to can't disregard the one that obtained away? Emily Giffin, writer of the recent York instances bestselling novels anything Borrowed, whatever Blue, and child facts, poses those questions—and many more—with her hugely expected, thought-provoking new novel Love the only You're With. Ellen and Andy's first 12 months of marriage doesn't simply appear excellent, it really is ideal. there is not any query how deep their devotion is, and the way certainly they create out the easiest in one another. yet one fateful afternoon, Ellen runs into Leo for the 1st time in 8 years. Leo, the one that introduced out the worst in her. Leo, the one that left her heartbroken without rationalization. Leo, the single she may possibly by no means relatively put out of your mind. while his reappearance ignites long-dormant feelings, Ellen starts off to query no matter if the existence she's dwelling is the only she's intended to dwell. straight away heartbreaking and humorous, Love the only You're With is a story of misplaced loves and located fortunes—and will resonate with an individual who has ever questioned what if.

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Who Do You Think You Are? by Alice Munro

By Alice Munro

Rose and her stepmother, Flo, dwell in Hanratty-across the bridge from the "good" a part of city. Rose, alternately involved and appalled by means of the impolite power of the folk round her, grows up nursing her wish of outgrowing her humble beginnings and plotting an get away to university.

Rose makes her break out and thinks herself loose. yet Hanratty's question-Who Do you think that You Are?-rings in her ears in the course of her days in Vancouver, mocks her makes an attempt to make her marriage winning, and haunts her new career.

In those tales of Rose and Flo, Alice Munro explores the common tale of becoming up-Rose's fight to just accept herself tells the tale of our lives.

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