Download Russian Short Stories from Pushkin to Buida by Robert Chandler PDF

By Robert Chandler

From the reign of the Tsars within the early nineteenth century to the cave in of the Soviet Union and past, the quick tale has lengthy occupied a vital position in Russian tradition. integrated are items from the various stated masters of Russian literature - together with Pushkin, Turgenev, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, and Solzhenitsyn - along stories by means of long-suppressed figures corresponding to the subversive Kryzhanowsky and the surrealist Shalamov. no matter if written in response to the cruelty of the bourgeoisie, the paperwork of communism or the torture of the legal camps, they give a superbly wide-ranging and fascinating illustration of 1 of the main important and enduring kinds of Russian literature.

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Download Epigrams (Modern Library Classics) by Martial PDF

By Martial

Martial, the daddy of the epigram, was once one of many great provincial poets who made their literary mark on first-century Rome. His Epigrams should be affectionate or merciless, elegiac or playful; they aim each section of Roman society, from slaves to schoolmasters to, notably, the aristocratic elite. With wit and knowledge, Martial inspires no longer “the grandeur that used to be Rome,” yet relatively the undying subject matters of city existence and society.

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Download Sodom and Gomorrah (In Search of Lost Time, Volume 4) (UK by Marcel Proust PDF

By Marcel Proust

Because the unique pre-war translation Remembrance of items prior by means of C. ok. Scott Moncrieff and Terence Kilmartin, there was no thoroughly new rendering of Proust's French unique into English. This translation brings to the fore a extra sharply engaged, comedian and lucid Proust. because the nice tale unfolds from its magical starting scenes to its devastating finish, it's this Penguin Classics version of looking for misplaced Time that makes Proust available to a brand new new release. every one quantity is translated through a unique, wonderful translator operating lower than the overall editorship of Professor Christopher Prendergast, college of Cambridge.

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Download The Lesson of the Master by Henry James PDF

By Henry James

Exemplifying Henry James's recognized trust that "Art makes life," The Lesson of the grasp is a piercing research of the existence that artwork makes. whilst the tale's protagonist--a proficient younger writer--meets and befriends a well-known writer he has lengthy idolized, he's either repelled by means of and drawn to the artist's nice mystery: the emotional bills of a lifestyles devoted to art.

With outstanding mental perception and devastating wit, the novella asks the query of even if paintings is, finally, demeaning or ennobling for the artist, whereas taking pictures the ambiguities of a existence dedicated to paintings, and the alternatives artists needs to make. The expatriate James knew those selection good by the point he released the novella within the common overview in 1888, and the paintings unearths him on the top of his powers.

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Download Vanity Fair: A Novel Without A Hero by William Makepeace Thackeray PDF

By William Makepeace Thackeray

On a large and vibrant canvas, extending from city and rural England to Waterloo and the continental haunts of exiles, Thackeray provides us one of many maximum social-satirical novels within the language-one of the main exciting and profound, and, within the individual of Becky Sharp, we have now considered one of literature's such a lot inventive, beautiful, and amoral characters. primarily a remark on hypocrisy and people moral rules to which society will pay lip-service, vainness reasonable (1847-8) invitations us to contemplate that is guilty: the opportunist or the society that makes opportunism priceless.

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Download Appian: Roman History by Appian, Horace White PDF

By Appian, Horace White

Appian (Appianus) was once a Greek authentic of Alexandria. He observed the Jewish uprising of 116 "era", and later turned a Roman citizen and suggest and bought the rank of eques (knight). In his older years he held a procuratorship. He died in the course of the reign of Antoninus Pius who used to be emperor 138–161 . sincere admirer of the Roman empire notwithstanding blind to the associations of the sooner Roman republic, he wrote, within the uncomplicated 'common' dialect, 24 books of 'Roman affairs', actually conquests, from the beginnings to the days of Trajan (emperor 98–117 CE). 11 have come all the way down to us whole, or approximately so, specifically these at the Spanish, Hannibalic, Punic, Illyrian, Syrian, and Mithridatic wars, and 5 books at the Civil Wars. they're necessary files of army history.

The Loeb Classical Library variation of Appian is in 4 volumes.

Once back, this isn't on hand on Gutenberg, and the Amazon Loeb model is sort of dear. The Loeb model is accessible on-line in [a negative, bad] html model on the college of Chicago site, and so have created this book as a method to raised distribute this glorious paintings. comprises the heritage, that is in general separated from the Civil Wars, that is on hand right here: http://bibliotik.org/torrents/84759

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Download Le Père Milon et autres nouvelles by Guy de Maupassant PDF

By Guy de Maupassant

Notre édition complète des nouvelles de Maupassant se poursuit par ce quantity, publié en 1899, six ans après los angeles mort de l'écrivain. Presque tous ces récits avaient paru dans l. a. presse. Certains d'entre eux ont été développés dans Une vie. Le recueil est riche en 'contes cruels', qui abordent les gouffres noirs de l'être humain. On y rencontre aussi des histoires comiques. Les femmes y sont décrites comme menteuses, entièrement soumises à leur physiologie, et à leur intérêt amoureux. Les deux sexes sont incapables de se comprendre, affirme Maupassant, grand lecteur de Schopenhauer.

Les hommes ne sont pas présentés de manière plus optimiste : brutaux, naïfs, odieux. Il y a aussi les exclus de los angeles vie ou de l. a. société : vieilles filles, enfants naturels, drogués, prêtres, femme défigurée, aveugle, paralytique : l'homme est merciless envers les faibles. l. a. guerre est l'expression favourite de cette cruauté, que dénonce l. a. nouvelle 'Le Père Milon'.

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Download The Complete Stories by Franz Kafka PDF

By Franz Kafka

The entire tales brings jointly all of Kafka’s tales, from the vintage stories resembling “The Metamorphosis,” “In the Penal Colony,” and “A starvation Artist” to shorter items and fragments that Max Brod, Kafka’s literary executor, published after Kafka’s dying. apart from his 3 novels, the full of Kafka’s narrative paintings is integrated during this quantity.

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Download The Sound of the Kiss, or The Story That Must Never Be Told by Pingali Suranna, Velcheru Narayana Rao, David Shulman PDF

By Pingali Suranna, Velcheru Narayana Rao, David Shulman

Composed within the mid-sixteenth century, The Sound of the Kiss, or the tale That mustn't ever learn, will be thought of the 1st novel written in South Asia. Telugu, the language spoken in today's Andhra Pradesh area of southern India, has a classical literary culture extending over one thousand years. Suranna's masterpiece comes from a interval of extreme creativity in Telugu, while nice poets produced strikingly glossy concepts. the unconventional explodes preconceived principles approximately early South Indian literature: for instance, that the characters lack interiority, that the language is formulaic, and that Telugu texts are mere translations of past Sanskrit works. utilising the poetic kind referred to as campu, which combines verse and prose, Pingali Suranna's paintings transcends our notions of conventional narrative. "I desired to have the constitution of a posh narrative not anyone had ever known," he acknowledged of his nice novel, "with wealthy evocations of erotic love, and likewise descriptions of gods and temples that may be a pleasure to hear to."

The Sound of the Kiss is either a gripping love tale and a profound meditation on brain and language. Shulman and Rao comprise an intensive advent that gives a broader figuring out of, and appreciation for, the complexities and subtleties of this article.

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