By Ivan Gontcharov,Bernard Kreise
By Ivan Gontcharov,Bernard Kreise
By John Steinbeck
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.
By George Sand,Patricia J. F. Worth
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.
By Ngugi wa Thiong'o,Uzodinma Iweala
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.
By Paul Heyse
By Georges Simenon,Lluís Maria Todó Vila
“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
By Maurice Yacowar
By Guadalupe Nettel