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Une soirée littéraire (French Edition) by Ivan Gontcharov,Bernard Kreise PDF

Une soirée littéraire (French Edition) by Ivan Gontcharov,Bernard Kreise PDF

By Ivan Gontcharov,Bernard Kreise

" Une soirée littéraire " est un texte de Gontcharov publié en 1890 et inédit en français, qui offre au lecteur un extraordinaire second théâtral où s’affrontent les tenants de différents courants littéraires. Un riche aristocrate organise pour un de ses amis, haut fonctionnaire, une soirée littéraire où ce dernier va lire un roman qu’il a écrit, alors qu’il n’est pas écrivain. Une société choisie est invitée à cette soirée, et un débat a lieu après los angeles lecture, quand l’auteur a quitté los angeles pièce. Gontcharov a le génie de mettre en scène des reviews, de les incarner en des personnages magnifiquement campés. Il se révèle un auteur ayant profondément le sens du comique et de los angeles repartie, souvent dans une veine gogolienne. En outre, aussi bien l. a. problématique de ce petit roman très savoureux que son sort sont d’une grande modernité.

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Uomini e topi (Italian Edition) - download pdf or read online

Uomini e topi (Italian Edition) - download pdf or read online

By John Steinbeck

Traduzione di Michele Mari

La storia di un'amicizia profonda tra due uomini, due braccianti stagionali in California che condividono un sogno. George Milton si occupa da sempre con ferma dolcezza di Lennie Small, un gigante con il cuore e l. a. mente di un bambino. Il loro progetto, mentre vagano di ranch in ranch, è trovare un posto tutto according to loro a Hill state, dove los angeles terra costa poco: un posto piccolo, giusto qualche acro da coltivare, e poi qualche pollo, maiali, conigli. Ma le loro speranze, come“i migliori progetti predisposti da uomini e topi” (è un verso di Burns), sono destinate a sbriciolarsi. Il ritratto di un’America soffocata dalla crisi e di un’umanità gretta e gelosa nella drammatica rappresentazione di un maestro della letteratura. Scritto nel 1937 e destinato a un pubblico di uomini semplici come George e Lennie, Uomini e topi è una breve storia ricca di dialoghi, un piccolo gioiello di scrittura, pensato da Steinbeck in line with essere messo in scena in teatro e al cinema: e così è successo, sul grande schermo e a Broadway. Ma Uomini e topi resta prima di tutto un romanzo indimenticabile. Questa edizione propone nella nuova traduzione di Michele Mari un racconto di impegno, solitudine, speranza e perdita che resta uno dei libri più letti e più amati della letteratura mondiale.

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George Sand,Patricia J. F. Worth's Spiridion PDF

George Sand,Patricia J. F. Worth's Spiridion PDF

By George Sand,Patricia J. F. Worth

An abbot’s ghost searches for an clever monk to exhume his manuscript from a hellish crypt and study the fact that priests lack issues: freedom of inquiry and benevolence.

Both Gothic and philosophical, Spiridion tells the tale of a tender beginner, Angel, who unearths himself cruelly ostracized by way of his monastic superiors and terrified by way of the ghostly visits of his monastery’s founder, the abbot Spiridion. although he based the monastery looking for fact, Spiridion watched his as soon as clever and virtuous clergymen degenerate right into a merciless, senseless neighborhood. Turning clear of the Church and retreating into his telephone, he poured his strength right into a manuscript that tells the “truth” approximately Roman Catholic doctrine and monastic existence and gives a imaginative and prescient of a brand new and everlasting gospel. The manuscript was once buried with him, and his spirit now searches for a monk who's clever adequate to exhume it from his crypt, that's guarded by means of hellish spirits, and proportion its imaginative and prescient with the world.

Translated into English for the 1st time in additional than one hundred sixty years, Spiridion deals a fierce critique of Catholic doctrine in addition to options for dwelling with the Church’s teachings. even supposing Sand had damaged with the Church numerous years prior, she however persisted to think in an all-powerful God, and her novel makes the excellence, as Angel’s protector, Father Alexis, places it, “between the authority of religion and the appliance of this authority within the fingers of men.” As translator Patricia J. F. worthy argues in her creation, the novel’s emphasis on freedom of inquiry, benevolence, and ethical reform encouraged different nineteenth-century writers, together with Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Matthew Arnold, and Henry James, and the radical is additionally appropriate to twenty-first-century discussions of non secular authority and inflexible adherence to doctrine.

“This is a superb translation of a story of the supernatural via an enormous French writer. together with her searing critique of Catholicism and its labyrinthine buildings, Sand in Spiridion deconstructs her tradition in a manner just like what Mary Shelley has performed in Frankenstein. either works are potent as horror tales, yet either may also maintain critical educational inquiry, yielding nonetheless deeper rewards. past academe, severe scholars of faith also will locate that Spiridion’s material increases provocative theological questions.” — Lynn Hoggard, translator of Nelida by way of Marie d’Agoult

Patricia J. F. worthy is a French-English translator and personal coach of English and French. She obtained her grasp of translation reviews from the Australian nationwide college, Canberra, the place she thinking about nineteenth-century French literature and up to date New Caledonian literature.

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Read e-book online The River Between (Penguin African Writers Series) PDF

Read e-book online The River Between (Penguin African Writers Series) PDF

By Ngugi wa Thiong'o,Uzodinma Iweala

A 50th-anniversary variation of 1 of the main strong novels by way of the nice Kenyan writer and Nobel Prize nominee

A mythical paintings of African literature, this relocating and eye-opening novel lucidly captures the drama of a humans and tradition whose international has been overturned. The River Between explores lifestyles within the mountains of Kenya throughout the early days of white payment. confronted with a decision among an desirable new faith and their very own ancestral customs, the Gikuyu everyone is torn among those that worry the unknown and those that see past it.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts superior through introductions and notes by way of wonderful students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

From the alternate Paperback edition.

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Read e-book online L'Arrabbiata, Auferstanden: Novellen (German Edition) PDF

Read e-book online L'Arrabbiata, Auferstanden: Novellen (German Edition) PDF

By Paul Heyse

Die unabhängige Laurella, die von allen nur l´Arrabbiata gerufen wird, ist von der Männerwelt enttäuscht. Dann jedoch sieht sie sich in einem Boot mitten auf dem Meer mit den ungezügelten Gefühlen von Antonio konfrontiert...
In "Auferstanden" wird der österreichische Hauptmann Eugen wird Zeuge einer verworrenen Liebesgeschichte aus Betrug und Wiedergutmachung. Während er versucht, eine unglückliche Adelige aus dem eisernen Griff ihres Gatten zu befreien, nimmt die Handlung eine scheinbar tragische Wendung.
In Italien und den malerischen Tiroler Bergen angesiedelt, handeln diese beiden Novellen von Liebe und Schmerz, Intrigen und Vergebung.

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El gat (Biblioteca Mínima Book 16) (Catalan Edition) - download pdf or read online

El gat (Biblioteca Mínima Book 16) (Catalan Edition) - download pdf or read online

By Georges Simenon,Lluís Maria Todó Vila

Émile, un obrer retirat i una mica primitiu, coneix Marguerite, una dona afectada i puritana que viu en el checklist d'un passat millor, i s'hi acaba casant according to compartir los angeles seva solitud. according toò aviat les desavinences entre little toddlers dos es fan evidents i los angeles vida matrimonial es converteix en un infern. los angeles desaparició del gat d'Émile és el detonant d'un enfrontament merciless que portarà els ancians a los angeles destrucció.

“Les novel·les de Simenon han fet feliços milions de persones a tot el món, i ara ens faran feliços a nosaltres”.
Jordi Llovet, El País

“La seva escriptura és com los angeles bona cuina tradicional, que mai no passa, i que passa avall amb aquell gust immortal, ric en sensacions, en què cada condiment aporta un matís, una aroma, un pensament. I l. a. veritat és que recuperar Simenon, una autèntica màquina de crear lectors, és tot un encert”.
Ignasi Aragay, ARA

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Roy & Me: This Is Not a Memoir (Mingling Voices) by Maurice Yacowar PDF

Roy & Me: This Is Not a Memoir (Mingling Voices) by Maurice Yacowar PDF

By Maurice Yacowar

Maurice Yacowar demanding situations style and shape in Roy & Me, a pass among memoir and fiction, fact and distortion. it's the exploration of Yacowar’s dating with Roy Farran—soldier, flesh presser, writer, mentor—and his clash with Farran’s anti-Semitic past.Best recognized for his provider with the British distinct Air carrier in the course of global battle II, Roy Farran served as a political candidate within the Legislative meeting of Alberta for most suitable Peter Lougheed. in the course of his time in Israel as a soldier, Farran allegedly abducted and murdered a sixteen-year-old member of the Lehi crew, often referred to as the strict Gang.Roy & Me is a memoir that edges towards fiction by means of venturing into Roy Farran’s concepts, drawing concurrently on his writings and Yacowar’s personal imagination.

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Get El cuerpo en que nací (Narrativas hispánicas) (Spanish PDF

Get El cuerpo en que nací (Narrativas hispánicas) (Spanish PDF

By Guadalupe Nettel

Inspirada en l. a. infancia de l. a. autora, El cuerpo en que nací es los angeles historia de una niña con un defecto de nacimiento en un ojo. Su vida, durante los años setenta, se ve influida por su escasa visión pero también por los angeles ideo­logía dominante en esa época: el matrimonio abierto de sus padres, las escuelas activas, las comunas hippies, l. a. libertad sexual y su correlato. Las diferencias físicas y psicológicas que los angeles distinguen hacen que l. a. protagonista se identifique con los seres que viven al margen de las modas y de las convenciones sociales. Escrita a modo de soliloquio en el diván de un psicoanalista, l. a. narradora nos hace partícipes de sus recuerdos más íntimos y de las interpretaciones que hace de su propia vida. Se trata de una historia llena de sentido del humor pero también de realismo, en l. a. que el mundo infantil se presenta mucho más ominoso de lo que parece an easy vista. Una novela de iniciación a l. a. vida y a los angeles literatura, un bildungsroman situado entre América Latina y Europa en sus facetas menos obvias. El exilio sudamericano, los angeles migración magrebí, las prisiones de los angeles ciudad de México constituyen parte del contexto de esta conmovedora novela que recorre el camino de vuelta hacia los angeles dignidad y hacia los angeles aceptación de uno mismo.

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