The Secret Chord: A Novel

By Geraldine Brooks

“A web page turner. . .Brooks is a grasp at bringing the previous alive. . .in her skillful palms the problems of the earlier echo our personal inner most concerns:  love and loss, drama and tragedy, chaos and brutality.” – Alice Hoffman, The Washington Post

A wealthy and totally soaking up novel in regards to the lifetime of King David, from the Pulitzer Prize–winning writer of People of the publication and March.
 
With greater than million copies of her novels offered, New York Times bestselling writer Geraldine Brooks has accomplished either well known and significant acclaim. Now, Brooks takes on one in every of literature’s richest and so much enigmatic figures: a guy who shimmers among heritage and legend. Peeling away the parable to convey David to lifestyles in moment Iron Age Israel, Brooks lines the arc of his trip from obscurity to reputation, from shepherd to soldier, from hero to traitor, from loved king to murderous despot and into his remorseful and lowered dotage.

The mystery Chord offers new context for a few of the best-known episodes of David’s lifestyles whereas additionally concentrating on others, much more notable and emotionally extreme, which have been neglected.  We see David throughout the eyes of these who love him or worry him—from the prophet Natan, voice of his sense of right and wrong, to his better halves Mikal, Avigail, and Batsheva, and at last to Solomon, the late-born son who redeems his Lear-like outdated age. Brooks has an uncanny skill to listen to and rework characters from historical past, and this superbly written, unvarnished saga of religion, wish, relations, ambition, betrayal, and gear will enthrall her many fans.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Literatura Europea y Edad Media Latina, Volumen 1

By Ernst Robert Curtius

Curtius realiza un planteamiento audaz de cuestiones fundamentales para los angeles historia de l. a. literatura y de las principles, l. a. transmisión de temas y formas, los angeles creación literaria y l. a. apreciación estética. Su mayor mérito es el espíritu que l. a. alienta: un noble afán de salvaguardar el precioso legado del humanismo europeo.

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Hymnic Narrative and the Narratology of Greek Hymns (Mnemosyne, Supplements)

Historical Greek hymns often contain a story part describing episodes from the hymned deity s lifestyles. those narratives constructed in parallel with epic and different narrative genres, and their learn presents a unique point of view on historical Greek narrative. in the hymn style, where and serve as of the narrative part replaced through the years and with other kinds of hymn (literary or cultic; spiritual, philosophical or magical). "Hymnic Narrative and the Narratology of Greek Hymns" lines advancements in narrative within the hymn style from the Homeric Hymns through Hellenistic and Imperial hymns to these within the Orphic culture and in magical papyri, analysing them in narratological phrases so that it will position them within the wider context of historic Greek narrative literature."

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My Education: A Book of Dreams

With My schooling: A booklet of desires William S. Burroughs pushes on into new territory, once more committing the unspeakable crime of wondering the truth constitution. goals have continually been a wealthy resource of images in Burroughs' paintings. during this booklet they're a direct and robust strength. 1000s of desires - extreme, brilliant, visionary - shape the spiraling middle of a distinct and haunting trip into conception. Exploring and embodying Burroughs' provocative principles on writing, portray, awareness and creativity, My schooling is profoundly own, and will be as with regards to a memoir as we'll see.

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Féerie pour une autre fois

By Louis-Ferdinand Céline

Cette édition est los angeles première qui réunisse en un seul quantity et sous le même titre, conformément à l'intention initiale de Céline, les deux events de Féerie pour une autre fois. Depuis leur édition originale, respectivement en 1952 et 1954, et jusqu'à l. a. e-book, en 1993, du tome IV des Romans de Céline dans l. a. Bibliothèque de los angeles Pléiade qui les contient, elles avaient été éditées à half, l. a. seconde, qui plus est, sous le titre de "Normance", alors que c'est aux épisodes qu'elle raconte que le titre Féerie pour une autre fois avait été plus spécialement destiné.

Céline, tandis qu'il y travaillait, pensait à ce roman comme à un moment Voyage au bout de los angeles nuit, de nature, vingt ans après, à étonner le public autant que le roman de 1932, et ouvrant comme lui des voies nouvelles qu'il pourrait ensuite explorer. Il n'est pas dit que, son œuvre romanesque désormais considérée et appréciée dans sa totalité, Féerie pour une autre fois n'y trouve pas cette position qu'il lui avait assignée.'

Henri Godard.

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The Englishman's Boy

By Guy Vanderhaeghe

Originally released in 1996, The Englishman’s Boy is the 1st in a man Vanderhaeghe trilogy that incorporates the nationally best-selling novel The final Crossing, with the 3rd ebook as a result of be released subsequent 12 months. through some distance his such a lot profitable ebook in his local Canada, The Englishman’s Boy expertly depicts an American West the place greed and deception act aspect by way of aspect with honor and energy. In Nineteen Twenties Hollywood, elusive motion picture studio proprietor Damon Ira likelihood is enthusiastic about making images rooted in American background and event, with the poetry of truth. So while he discovers that the most well known bit avid gamers within the Westerns is a real-life tin god—the final buffalo of the outdated West, Shorty McAdoo—he commissions an formidable younger screenwriter named Harry Vincent to seek Shorty down and retell his tale. Richly textured and evocative, this is often an unforgettable tale approximately energy, greed, and the pull of goals. without delay an intensely unique personality examine and a highly exciting page-turner, The Englishman’s Boy is a gritty, resonant novel of undying good looks and insight.

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Moral Philosophers and the Novel: A Study of Winch, Nussbaum and Rorty

During this attention-grabbing learn, Peter Johnson makes specific the problems interested by utilizing the radical as a resource in ethical philosophy. The booklet will pay shut recognition to questions of procedure, aesthetic money owed of the radical and the character of moral wisdom. The perspectives of major philosophers are tested and criticised within the gentle of the book's specified contribution to the present debate.

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La Superba

By Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer

"If Italo Calvino made up our minds to make one in all his invisible towns seen, the end result may glance whatever like Pfeijffer's Genoa." — Benjamin Moser

An absolute pleasure to learn, La Superba, winner of the main prestigious Dutch literary prize, is a Rabelaisian, stylistic tour-de-force a few author who turns into trapped in his stroll at the wild aspect in mysterious and unique Genoa, centering at the tales of migration and immigration, criminal and unlawful, telling the tale of contemporary Europe. half migrant tale, half perverse go back and forth advisor, La Superba is a unconditionally postmodern ode to the mind's eye that lovingly describes the labyrinthine and magical urban that Pfeijffer calls domestic: Genoa, Italy, town often called l. a. Superba for its attractiveness and wealthy history.

Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer (b. 1968), poet, dramatist, novelist, popular within the Netherlands as a grasp of language, is the one two-time winner of the Tzum Prize for "the most lovely sentence written in Dutch" (including one in La Superba!).

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