Corneille, Classicism and the Ruses of Symmetry by Mitchell Greenberg

By Mitchell Greenberg

Professor Greenberg's lucid examine examines the topics of authority, strength and sexuality in Corneille's significant performs, drawing at the paintings of Foucault, and Freudian and feminist critics. He starts by way of contemplating the query of fable and of a 'pre-historical' cultural reminiscence in Médée, and proceeds to a close research of every of the 4 best-known tragedies: Le Cid, Horace, Cinna, and Polyeucte. A concluding bankruptcy discusses middle-period performs and Suréna, Corneille's final tragedy. Professor Greenberg argues that the formal symmetries of classical tragedy mirror a hope for keep an eye on within the realm of either politics and sexuality. He additionally seeks to teach how those rules of symmetry are challenged or undermined in quite a few methods via the performs themselves. the result's an exacerbation of sexual and political wish which invests Cornelian tragedy with its unusual energy and consists of us so deeply in its international.

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Los Diez Libros De Arquitectura De Vitruvius by Vitruvius Pollio, Claude Perrault, Joseph Castaneda

By Vitruvius Pollio, Claude Perrault, Joseph Castaneda

This scarce antiquarian ebook is a facsimile reprint of the unique. as a result of its age, it might probably comprise imperfections corresponding to marks, notations, marginalia and fallacious pages. simply because we think this paintings is culturally very important, now we have made it to be had as a part of our dedication for safeguarding, holding, and selling the world's literature in cheap, top of the range, smooth versions which are actual to the unique paintings.

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Confucius and Confucianism by Richard Wilhelm

By Richard Wilhelm

First released in 1931. This re-issues the variation of 1972.
This translation and Wilhelm's helpful commentaries offer a concise and readable survey of Confucius, the guy and his teachings. This quantity interprets The lifetime of Confucius from an old chinese language textual content, the Shih Chi, or The historic Records by way of Sse-Ma Ch'ien, relationship from the flip of the second one century B.C.

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The Earth and Sky of Jacques Dorme by Andreï Makine

By Andreï Makine

In present-day France a Russian author remembers his harsh early life at a Stalingrad orphanage within the Sixties and the previous Frenchwoman, a kin buddy, whose stories fed his goals of a higher international. One tale particularly has stayed with him: that of her short, passionate affair, in the course of international battle II, with the French fighter pilot Jacques Dorme, who as a result died in a airplane crash within the Siberian mountains. So the narrator makes a decision to retrace Jacques Dorme's steps, starting a trip which leads him not just to revisit the land of his start but in addition to determine his followed fatherland in an unflattering new mild. A profound and relocating novel in regards to the risks of ideology and of battle, added with humour, sensuousness and nice lyricism.

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A Fine Balance (Oprah's Book Club) by Rohinton Mistry

By Rohinton Mistry

With a compassionate realism and narrative sweep that keep in mind the paintings of Charles Dickens, this marvelous novel captures the entire cruelty and corruption, dignity and heroism, of India. The time is 1975. where is an unnamed urban via the ocean. the govt has simply declared a kingdom of Emergency, in whose upheavals 4 strangers--a lively widow, a tender pupil uprooted from his idyllic hill station, and tailors who've fled the caste violence in their local village--will be thrust jointly, pressured to percentage one cramped condo and an doubtful destiny. because the characters movement from mistrust to friendship and from friendship to like, an exceptional stability creates a permanent landscape of the human spirit in an inhuman kingdom.

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Birchwood (Vintage International) by John Banville

By John Banville

An early vintage from the fellow Booker-prize profitable writer of the ocean. i'm for this reason i believe. So begins John Banville’s 1973 novel Birchwood, a unique that facilities round Gabriel Godkin and his go back to his dilapidated family members property. After years away, Gabriel returns to a home choked with stories and depression. Delving deep into kin secrets—a chilly father, a tortured mom, an insane grandmother—Gabriel additionally remembers his first encounters with love and loss. without delay a singular of a family members, of isolation, and of a blighted eire, Birchwood is a striking and complicated tale in regards to the finish of innocence for one boy and his kingdom, instructed within the brilliantly styled prose of 1 of our such a lot crucial writers.

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The Life and Exploits of Alexander the Great by Ernest Alfred Budge

By Ernest Alfred Budge

Сборник переводов сказаний об Александре Македонском Псевдо-Каллисфена и других авторов, составленный сэром Э.А.Т. Уоллесом Баджем (1857 - 1934), известным английским египтологом, востоковедом и филологом, сотрудником Британского Музея, автором множества работ по истории Древнего Востока.
Доп. информация: Репринт издания 1896 года, издательство C. J. Clay and Sons, London.

Enough About Love by Hervé Le Tellier

By Hervé Le Tellier

Any man—or woman—who desires to pay attention nothing—or no more—about love should still placed this booklet down.

Anna and Louise might be sisters, yet they don’t recognize one another. they're either married with young children, and for the main half, they're chuffed. On nearly an identical day, Anna, a psychiatrist, crosses paths with Yves, a author, whereas Louise, a attorney, meets Anna’s analyst, Thomas. Love firstly sight continues to be attainable for these into their forties and long-married. but if you've already mapped out a existence direction, a passionate affair can come at a excessive expense. For our 4 characters, their lives are unexpectedly became the other way up by way of the deliciously inconvenient arrival of affection. For Anna, assembly Yves has introduced a flurry of pleasure to her existence and made her query her values, her trustworthy husband, and her obligations to her young children. For Louise, a profitable occupation girl in a sturdy and cozy marriage, her regimen is uprooted by way of the younger ardour she feels for Thomas. Thought-provoking, subtle, and, particularly, a laugh, Enough approximately Love captures the euphoria of wish via smooth and unflinching photos of husbands, better halves, and fanatics.

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Pretty Little Mistakes: A Do-Over Novel by Heather McElhatton

By Heather McElhatton

There are enormous quantities of lives sown within lovely Little blunders, Heather McElhatton's singularly astonishing, breathtakingly distinctive novel that has greater than one hundred fifty attainable endings. you could prove in a luxurious mansion or homeless down by means of the river; fortunately married along with your personal company or by myself and pecked to dying through geese in London; a Zen grasp in Japan or morbidly overweight in a trailer park. Is it future or determination that controls our destiny? you cannot swap your previous and begin over from scratch in genuine life—but in beautiful Little blunders, you could! yet be warned, select correctly.

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The House Without a Key (Charlie Chan 1) by Earl Derr Biggers

By Earl Derr Biggers

The unconventional, which happens in Nineteen Twenties Hawai, spends time acquainting the reader with the feel and appear of the islands of that period from the viewpoint of either white and non-white population, and describes social type constructions and customs that have mostly vanished within the twenty first century. the unconventional bargains with the homicide of a former member of Boston society who has lived in Hawai for a few years. the most personality is the victim's nephew, a straitlaced younger Bostonian bond dealer, who got here to the islands to aim to persuade his aunt Minerva, whose holiday has prolonged many months, to come back to Boston. The nephew, John Quincy Winterslip, quickly falls below the spell of the islands himself, meets an enticing younger lady, breaks his engagement to his straitlaced Bostonian fiancee Agatha, and makes a decision after the homicide is solved to maneuver to San Francisco. within the period, he's brought to many degrees of Hawaiian society and is of a few assistance to Detective Charlie Chan in fixing the secret.

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