The Ghost Rider

By Ismail Kadare

A vintage medieval secret from the winner of the inaugural guy Booker foreign Prize, a author within the type of Atwood, Coetzee, Marquez, and Rushdie

An previous lady is awoken in the dark via knocks at her entrance door. the girl opens it to discover her daughter, Doruntine, status there on my own within the darkness. She has been introduced domestic from land through a mysterious rider she claims is her brother Konstandin. yet unbeknownst to her, Konstandin has been lifeless for years. What follows is chain of occasions which plunges a medieval village into worry and distrust. who's the ghost rider?

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Where Flaubert Lies: Chronology, Mythology and History (Cambridge Studies in French)

This booklet opens the most important new views at the vexing query of chronology in Flaubert's paintings. Claire Addison argues that Flaubert's manipulation of dates is planned, and that what have formerly been brushed off as inadvertent mistakes are in truth proof of the robust presence of Flaubert's own mythology in his paintings, growing hyperlinks between his kinfolk lifestyles, occasions in ancient Europe, and occasions within the lifetime of his literary characters. Her studying sheds new mild at the sophisticated and complicated interaction among the existence and paintings of the writer.

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Apricot Jam: And Other Stories

By Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

After years of dwelling in exile, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn lower back to Russia in 1994 and released a chain of 8 powerfully paired tales. those groundbreaking tales— interconnected and juxtaposed utilizing an experimental technique Solzhenitsyn known as “binary”—join Solzhenitsyn’s already to be had paintings as the most strong literature of the 20 th century.

With Soviet and post-Soviet existence as their concentration, they weave and shift within their shared environment, illuminating the Russian event lower than the Soviet regime. In “The Upcoming Generation,” a professor promotes a lifeless yet proletarian pupil simply out of fine will. Years later, an identical professor unearths himself arrested and, in a extraordinary accident, his pupil turns into his interrogator. In “Nastenka,” younger women with an analogous identify lead regimen, ordered lives—until the Revolution exacts radical swap on them both.

The such a lot eloquent and acclaimed opponent of presidency oppression, Solzhenitsyn was once presented the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970, and his paintings maintains to obtain overseas acclaim. on hand for the 1st time in English, Apricot Jam: And different Stories is a remarkable instance of Solzhenitsyn’s singular variety and purely additional solidifies his position as a real literary giant.

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Poetic Occasion From Milton To Wordsworth (Early Modern Literature in History)

By John Dolan

This e-book takes a brand new method of the evolution of the trendy English Lyric, emphasizing the way a number of generations of poets, reacting to post-Reformation readers' dislike for invented poetic narratives, competed for the suitable to commemorate vital public events and slowly improved the variety for applicable party. The booklet demonstrates that many basic positive factors of a customary sleek lyric really developed as responses to the restrictions of occasional poetry.

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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Dover Thrift Editions)

By Edwin A. Abbott

This masterpiece of technological know-how (and mathematical) fiction is a delightfully particular and hugely pleasing satire that has charmed readers for greater than a hundred years. The paintings of English clergyman, educator and Shakespearean student Edwin A. Abbott (1838-1926), it describes the trips of A. sq., a mathematician and resident of the two-dimensional Flatland, the place women-thin, immediately lines-are the lowliest of shapes, and the place males can have any variety of aspects, counting on their social status.
Through unusual occurrences that deliver him into touch with a bunch of geometric varieties, sq. has adventures in Spaceland (three dimensions), Lineland (one size) and Pointland (no dimensions) and finally entertains ideas of vacationing a land of 4 dimensions—a innovative thought for which he's lower back to his two-dimensional global. Charmingly illustrated by means of the writer, Flatland isn't just attention-grabbing analyzing, it truly is nonetheless a prime fictional creation to the idea that of the a number of dimensions of house. "Instructive, pleasing, and stimulating to the imagination." — Mathematics Teacher.

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Strong Motion: A Novel

By Jonathan Franzen

Louis Holland arrives in Boston in a spring of ecological upheaval (a rash of earthquakes at the North Shore) and bizarre good fortune: the 1st one kills his grandmother. Louis attempts to keep up his independence, yet falls in love with a Harvard seismologist whose discoveries concerning the earthquakes' reason complicate everything.

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The Dharma Bums

By Jack Kerouac

The best and most well-liked of Kerouac's autobiographical novels, The Dharma Bums relies on reviews the author had in the course of the mid-1950s whereas residing in California, after he'd turn into drawn to Buddhism's non secular mode of figuring out. one of many book's major characters, Japhy Ryder, is predicated at the genuine poet Gary Snyder, who used to be a detailed good friend and whose curiosity in Buddhism stimulated Kerouac.

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A Bird in the House: Stories (Phoenix Fiction)

By Margaret Laurence

A chicken within the House is a chain of 8 interconnected brief tales narrated by way of Vanessa MacLeod as she matures from a toddler at age ten right into a younger girl at age twenty. clever for her years, Vanessa finds a lot concerning the grownup global during which she lives.

"Vanessa rebels opposed to the dominance of age; she watches [her grandfather] imitate her aunt Edna; and her rage now and then is such that she could gladly kick him. It takes nice ability to maintain this tale in the increasing horizon of this younger lady and but make it so revealing of the grownup world."—Atlantic

"A poultry within the House achieves the breadth of scope which we frequently go along with the radical (and thereby is as psychologically legitimate as a superb novel), and whilst makes use of the ideas of the quick tale shape to bare different facets of the younger Vanessa." —Kent Thompson, The Fiddlehead

"I am haunted through the ladies in Laurence's novels as though they truly have been alive—and now not as ladies i have recognized, yet as girls i have been."—Joan Larkin, Ms. Magazine

"Not considering . . . To Kill a Mockingbird has there been a singular like this. it may now not be overlooked through a person who has a baby or used to be a child."—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

One of Canada's so much comprehensive writers, Margaret Laurence (1926-87) used to be the recipient of many awards together with Canada's prestigious Governor General's Literary Award on separate events, as soon as for The Diviners.

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Costume in the Comedies of Aristophanes

This ebook deals an interpretation of the dealing with of gown within the performs of the fifth-century comedian poet Aristophanes. Drawing on either textual and fabric facts from the fourth- and fifth-century Greek global, it examines 3 layers of gown: the bodysuit worn by way of the actors, the characters' outfits, and the extra layering of cover. A bankruptcy is usually dedicated to the artistic costumes of the comedian refrain. Going past describing what costumes appeared like, the publication focuses as an alternative at the dynamics of gown because it is manipulated via characters within the functionality of performs. The e-book argues that dress is used competitively, as characters deal with every one other's costumes and poets vie for prestige utilizing dress. This argument is knowledgeable by way of functionality reviews and by way of analyses of gender and the physique.

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