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  • Download The Languages of Aristophanes: Aspects of Linguistic by Andreas Willi PDF

    By Andreas Willi

    By means of reading linguistic version in Aristophanic comedy, Andreas Willi opens up a brand new point of view on intra-dialectal variety in Classical Attic Greek. A consultant variety of registers, technical languages, sociolects, and (comic) idiolects is defined and analyzed. Stylistic and statistical observations are mixed and supplemented by means of typological comparisons with fabric drawn from sociolinguistic study on glossy languages. The ensuing portrayal of the Attic dialect deepens our figuring out of assorted socio-cultural phenomena mirrored in Aristophanes' work.
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  • Download Monumental Propaganda by Vladimir Voinovich PDF

    By Vladimir Voinovich

    Title note: unique identify Monumental'naja Propaganda
    Publish yr note: First released 2000

    From Vladimir Voinovich, one of many nice satirists of up to date Russian literature, comes a brand new comedian novel concerning the absurdity of politics and where of the person within the sweep of human occasions.

    Monumental Propaganda, Voinovich's first novel in twelve years, facilities on Aglaya Stepanovna Revkina, a real believer in Stalin, who reveals herself bewildered and beleaguered within the relative openness of the Khrushchev period. She believes her maximum success used to be to have browbeaten her neighborhood into construction an iron statue of the ideal chief, which she strikes into her residence after his dying. And regardless of the ebb and circulation of political ideology in her provincial city, she stubbornly, and in any respect charges, facilities her existence on her inner most icon.

    Voinovich's humanely comedian imaginative and prescient hasn't ever been sharper than it really is during this hilarious yet deeply relocating tale--equally all-seeing approximately Stalinism, the period of Khrushchev, and glasnost within the ultimate years of Soviet rule. The New York occasions e-book Review known as his vintage paintings, The lifestyles & notable Adventures of personal Ivan Chonkin, "a masterpiece of a brand new form--socialist surrealism . . . the Soviet Catch-22 written through a latter-day Gogol." In Monumental Propaganda we've the welcome go back of a really singular voice in international literature.

    From the Hardcover edition.
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  • Download Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, Philip Horne PDF

    By Charles Dickens, Philip Horne

    Penguin Classics e-books provide the absolute best variants of Charles Dickens's novels, together with all of the unique illustrations, worthy and informative introductions, the definitive, exact textual content because it used to be intended to be released, a chronology of Dickens's existence and notes that fill within the historical past to the booklet. This Penguin Classics variation of Oliver Twist additionally contains a word list of Victorian thieves' slang and a map of up to date London.

    the tale of the orphan Oliver, who runs clear of the workhouse basically to be taken in by means of a den of thieves, stunned readers whilst it used to be first released. Dickens's story of adolescence innocence beset via evil depicts the darkish felony underworld of a London peopled by way of brilliant and noteworthy characters - the arch-villain Fagin, the crafty Dodger, the menacing invoice Sikes and the prostitute Nancy. Combining components of Gothic Romance, the Newgate Novel and well known melodrama, Dickens created a wholly newkind of fiction, scathing in its indictment of a merciless society, and pervaded through an unforgettable feel of probability and secret.
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  • Download 69 Things to Do With a Dead Princess by Stewart Home PDF

    By Stewart Home

    This is often the place the radical has a fearful breakdown. Anna midday is a twenty-year-old pupil with a style for perverse intercourse concerning an enigmatic older guy and a ventriloquist's dummy. Anna lives in Aberdeen and her intercourse lifestyles revolves round the old stone circles within the region.The chic grandeur of the stones presents a backdrop opposed to which Anna is ready to act out her provocative psychodramas.
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  • Download St. Urbain's Horseman by Mordecai Richler PDF

    By Mordecai Richler

    St. Urbain's Horseman is a fancy, relocating, and fantastically comedian evocation of a new release ate up with guilt -- guilt at now not becoming a member of each conflict, at now not therapeutic each wound. Thirty-seven-year-old Jake Hersh is a movie director of modest luck, a loyal husband, and a guy in shame. His modify ego is his cousin Joey, a legend of their early life neighbourhood in Montreal. Nazi-hunter, adventurer, and hero of the Spanish Civil warfare, Joey is the avenging horseman of Jake's impotent desires. while Jake turns into embroiled in a scandalous trial in London, England, he places his personal unadventurous existence on trial besides, discovering it desperately short of as he steadfastly longs for the Horseman's wonderful go back. Irreverent, deeply felt, as scathing in its critique of social mores because it is uproariously humorous, St. Urbain's Horseman confirms Mordecai Richler's attractiveness as a pre-eminent observer of the hypocrisies and absurdities of contemporary life.

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  • Download Apartment in Athens by Glenway Wescott PDF

    By Glenway Wescott

    A bestseller in 1945, this e-book has been out of print for over thirty years

    Like Wescott’s remarkable novella The Pilgrim Hawk (which Susan Sontag defined in The New Yorker as belonging “among the treasures of 20th-century American literature”), Apartment in Athens matters an strange triangular courting. during this tale a couple of Greek couple in Nazi-occupied Athens who needs to percentage their residing quarters with a German officer, Wescott levels an extreme and unsettling drama of lodging and rejection, resistance and compulsion—an account of political oppression and non secular fight that also is a parable approximately the prices of closeted identification.
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  • Download Alien Hearts by Guy de Maupassant PDF

    By Guy de Maupassant

    Alien Hearts was once the final publication that man de Maupassant accomplished earlier than his loss of life on the early age of forty-three. it's the most unique and psychologically penetrating of his a number of novels, and the only within which he attains a really tragic notion of the wounded human center. André Mariolle is a wealthy, good-looking, talented younger guy who can't choose what to do with himself. Madame de Burne, a glacially magnificent attractiveness, desires Mariolle to wait her specific salon for artists, composers, writers, and different intellectuals. initially Mariolle retains his distance, yet then he hits at the technique to all his difficulties: taking good care of not anything specifically, he'll dedicate himself to being in love; Madame de Burne should be his every thing. quickly lover and loved are both misplaced inside of a corridor of mirrors in their universal devising.

    Richard Howard’s new English translation of this complicated and brooding novel—the first in additional than 100 years—reveals the ultimate, unforeseen flowering of a good French realist’s paintings.
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  • Download 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas: A World Tour Underwater by Jules Verne PDF

    By Jules Verne

    The deep-sea exploits of secretive Captain Nemo, embarking at the world's first worldwide vendetta.

    When an unidentified “monster” threatens overseas transport, French oceanographer Pierre Aronnax and his unflappable assistant Conseil sign up for an day trip geared up by means of the U.S. military to seek down and wreck the risk. After months of fruitless looking out, they eventually grapple with their quarry, yet Aronnax, Conseil, and the brash Canadian harpooner Ned Land are thrown overboard within the assault, purely to discover that the “monster” is admittedly a futuristic submarine, the Nautilus, commanded through a shadowy, mystical, preternaturally enforcing guy who calls himself Captain Nemo. therefore starts off a trip of 20,000 leagues—nearly 50,000 miles—that will take Captain Nemo, his team, and those 3 adventurers on a trip of discovery via undersea forests, coral graveyards, miles-deep trenches, or even the sunken ruins of Atlantis. Jules Verne’s novel of undersea exploration has been attractive readers ever given that its first book in 1870, and Frederick Paul Walter’s reader-friendly, scientifically meticulous translation of this visionary technological know-how fiction vintage is entire and unabridged all the way down to the smallest sizeable detail.

    Jules Verne used to be born in 1828 right into a French lawyering kin within the Atlantic coastal urban of Nantes. notwithstanding his father despatched him off to a Paris legislations institution, younger Jules were writing at the part in view that his early youth, and his puppy themes have been the theater, commute, and technology. Predictably sufficient, his felony reviews led nowhere, so Verne took an afternoon activity with a inventory brokerage, in his off-hours penning scripts for farces and musical comedies whereas additionally publishing brief tales and novelettes of clinical exploration and adventure.

    His large step forward got here whilst he mixed his theatrical knack together with his medical bent and in 1863 released an African event yarn, 5 Weeks in a Balloon. After that and until eventually his loss of life in 1905, Jules Verne was once one of many planet’s best-loved and best-selling novelists, publishing greater than sixty books. different ingenious favorites by means of him comprise The Mysterious Island, Hector Servadac, The Begum’s hundreds of thousands, grasp of the area, and The Meteor Hunt. Verne ranks one of the 5 such a lot translated authors in background, besides Mark Twain and the Bible.

    Frederick Paul Walter is a scriptwriter, broadcaster, librarian, and novice paleontologist. A long-standing member of the North American Jules Verne Society, he served as its vp from 2000 to 2008. Walter has produced many media courses, articles, studies, and papers on features of Jules Verne and has translated many Verne novels, together with striking trips: 5 Visionary Classics and The Sphinx of the Ice Realm, either additionally released by way of SUNY Press. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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  • Download The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas PDF

    By Christos Tsiolkas

    At a suburban fish fry, a guy slaps a toddler who's no longer his own.This occasion has a stunning ricochet impact on a gaggle of individuals, typically associates, who're at once or ultimately motivated by means of the development.

    In this notable novel, Christos Tsiolkas turns his unflinching and all-seeing eye onto that which connects us all: the trendy kinfolk and household lifestyles within the twenty-first century. The Slap is instructed from the issues of view of 8 those who have been current on the barbeque. The slap and its results strength all of them to question their very own households and how they dwell, their expectancies, ideals and wishes.

    What unfolds is a robust, haunting novel approximately love, intercourse and marriage, parenting and kids, and the fury and depth - all of the passions and conflicting ideals - that relatives can arouse. In its clear-eyed and forensic dissection of the ever-growing heart type and its aspirations and fears, The Slap can be a poignant, provocative novel in regards to the nature of loyalty and happiness, compromise and fact.
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  • Download The Sky Over Lima by Juan Gómez Bárcena PDF

    By Juan Gómez Bárcena

    “Intoxicating…I’ll be contemplating those characters, what they longed to create and what they controlled to despoil, for an extended time.” —Helen Oyeyemi

    A retelling of a fantastical actual tale: younger males seduce Nobel laureate Juan Ramón Jiménez with the phrases of an imaginary lady and encourage one in all his maximum love poems.

    José Gálvez and Carlos Rodríguez are poets. Or, not less than, they’d prefer to be. Sons of Lima’s elite within the early 20th century, they scribble undesirable verses and browse the greats: Rilke, Rimbaud, and, certainly others, Juan Ramón Jímenez, the Spanish Maestro. determined for Jímenez’s newest paintings, unavailable in Lima, they choose to ask him for a copy.   They’re convinced Jímenez won’t ship dilettantes his e-book, yet he may possibly want a stunning girl. They write to him because the beautiful, imaginary Georgina Hübner. Jímenez responds with a letter and a publication. Elated, José and Carlos write again. Their correspondence keeps, because the Maestro falls in love with Georgina, and the men abandon poetry for the pages of Jímenez’s life.  
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