By Louis Aragon
«Quand j'ai connu Blanche, elle portait un petit chapeau de feutre, cloche, très enfoncé, d'un feutre extraordinairement tendre, léger, mou, comme si ça lui avait fait quelque selected de coiffer Blanche.Elle aimait s'habiller en noir, elle s'asseyait d'une façon que n'avait personne, se penchait pour m'écouter, los angeles joue sur los angeles major, le coude sur le genou. Je lui avais dit : "Vous fumez ?", et elle avait éteint sa cigarette, non, c'était natural nervosité. C'est très drôle, cette petite fille, dès l. a. première fois, dans un lieu avec de hautes lumières, un café tout en longueur, j'avais une idée tracassante, je ne pensais qu'à une selected, et Dieu sait ce que je pouvais dire !Les mains m'en tremblaient, j'avais envie d'enlever son manteau, d'ouvrir sa robe... Pourquoi ?»
Alain de Botton's bestselling The Consolations of Philosophy--later made right into a six-part television series--has helped popularize old philosophy and particularly the paintings of Seneca. This extraordinary quantity deals the best translation of Seneca's dialogues and essays in print, taking pictures the whole diversity of his philosophical pursuits. right here the Stoic thinker outlines his ideas on find out how to dwell in a global. educate to the younger emperor Nero, Seneca wrote workouts in useful philosophy that draw upon modern Roman lifestyles and remove darkness from the highbrow issues of the day. additionally they have a lot to claim to the fashionable reader, as Seneca levels generally throughout matters comparable to the shortness of existence, tranquility of brain, anger, mercy, happiness, and grief on the lack of a friend. Seneca's available, aphoristic sort makes his writing specially beautiful as an creation to Stoic philosophy, and belies its acceptance for austerity and dogmatism. This version combines a transparent and glossy translation by way of John Davies with Tobias Reinhardt's interesting creation to Seneca's profession, literary sort, and effect, together with an outstanding precis of Stoic philosophy and Seneca's interpretation of it. The book's notes are the fullest of any similar edition.
About the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from around the world. every one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, offering the main exact textual content plus a wealth of different important positive factors, together with specialist introductions by way of major experts, voluminous notes to elucidate the textual content, up to date bibliographies for additional examine, and lots more and plenty more.
By Robert Louis Stevenson
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All variations are fantastically designed and are revealed to more desirable requirements; a few comprise illustrations of ancient curiosity. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls jointly a constellation of influences—biographical, old, and literary—to improve every one reader's figuring out of those enduring works.
The unusual Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde dramatically brings to lifestyles a science-fiction case examine of the character of fine and evil and the duality which may exist inside one individual. Resonant with mental belief and moral perception, the publication has literary roots in Dostoevsky’s “The Double” and Crime and Punishment. this present day Stevenson’s novella is famous as an incisive learn of Victorian morality and sexual repression, in addition to an excellent thriller.
This assortment additionally comprises many of the author’s grimmest brief fiction: “Lodging for the Night,” “The Suicide Club,” “Thrawn Janet,” “The physique Snatcher,” and “Markheim.”
Jenny Davidson is Assistant Professor of eighteenth-century literature and tradition within the division of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia college. Her novel Heredity seemed from tender cranium Press in 2003.
By William Golding
The Double Tongue is William Golding's final and maybe so much fantastically creative novel. it's a fictional memoir of an elderly prophetess at Delphi, the main sacred oracle of old Greece, simply ahead of Greece's domination via the Roman Empire. As a tender lady, Arieka is grotesque, unconventional, a resource of serious disgrace to her uppity mom and dad, who worry they will by no means marry her off. yet she is kept through Ionides, the excessive Priest of the Delphic temple, who detects whatever of a seer (and a pal) in her and whisks her off to the shrine to develop into the Pythia - the earthly voice of the god Apollo. Arieka has now spent an entire life on the mercy of a god, a clergyman, and her devotees, and has witnessed firsthand the decay of Delphi's fortunes and its impact on this planet. Her reflections at the mysteries of the oracle, which her personal bizarre presents embrace, are matched via her female perception into the human frailties of the excessive Priest himself, a real Athenian with a depraved humorousness, whose exciting opposed to the Romans brings approximately humiliation and catastrophe. This notable brief novel, left in draft on the author's demise in 1993, is a mental and old triumph. Golding has created a vibrant and comedian photograph of historical Greek society in addition to a completely convincing portrait of a woman's adventure, anything infrequent within the Golding oeuvre. Arieka the Pythia is one in every of his best creations.
Left in draft on the author's loss of life in 1993, this impressive brief novel is a mental and historic triumph. An elderly prophetess at Delphi, the main sacred oracle in historical Greece, appears again over her unusual lifestyles because the Pythia, the voice of the god Apollo. Golding used to be the writer of Lord of the Flies, and a Nobel Laureate.
By C. J. Cherryh
Brothers of Earth:
The chief of the Hana was once a Priestess-Ruler in an international of humanoid extraterrestrial beings. but she used to be extra heavily relating to her human prisoner, Kurt Morgan, even though their superstar countries were sour enemies for 2 thousand years. She granted Kurt Moragn his lfie, yet for a value: that he stay indebted to his captors, immersed in an alien setting which threatened to force him mad. Beset with doubts, Kurt approved the phrases of his catch and regardless of his misgivings grew to become intrigued along with his life.
For he shared whatever targeted along with his captor—both of them had survived the destruction in their worlds. after which they learned that the realm on which they now lived was once on the point of a devastating warfare, and so they have been possibly the single sentient beings there who understood the last word sacrifice that would come from this sort of clash. might they shop this international, or may they die with their followed planet, humanity’s orphans on the fringe of space
Hunter of Worlds:
The Iduve have been the main complex spacefaring race within the galaxy. They traveled the place they happy in immense city-sized vessels, engrossed with their very own affairs. The Iduve have been humanoid, yet they differed from Earth’s personal people in a single major manner: they have been natural predators incapable of human emotion.
Aiela was once a world-survey officer who came upon himself kidnapped to serve the Iduve clanship Ashanome. Forcibly mind-linked with different captives, lifestyles for Aiela grew to become fully devoted to the carrier of his captors.
But then the Ashanome got here to the area of Priamos, a war-torn planet stuck in a fight among people and the alien race referred to as the amaut. whilst she found that her fugitive brother was once hiding there, Chimele, chief of the Ashanome, used to be prepared to sacrifice this whole global to wreck him. And Priamos’ basically desire for survival lay with Aiela and his fellow captives…
By Ford Madox Ford
In 1998, the fashionable Library ranked the nice Soldier thirtieth on its record of the a hundred top English-language novels of the twentieth century. Set previous to international warfare I, the unconventional is instructed utilizing a sequence of flashbacks in non-chronological order, via a slightly unreliable narrator; for because it seems, the tale isn't really what we're ended in think at the start. The novel’s unique name used to be “The Saddest Story”, from the novels establishing strains “This is the saddest tale i've got ever heard”; even though, with the onset of worldwide struggle I, the publishers requested Ford for a brand new name, to which he paradoxically advised “The strong Soldier”, and so it was once named.
By Edwin A. Abbott
Through unusual occurrences that carry him into touch with a bunch of geometric types, sq. has adventures in Spaceland (three dimensions), Lineland (one size) and Pointland (no dimensions) and finally entertains recommendations of vacationing a land of 4 dimensions—a progressive suggestion for which he's back to his two-dimensional international. Charmingly illustrated by means of the writer, Flatland isn't just interesting examining, it truly is nonetheless a main fictional creation to the concept that of the a number of dimensions of area. "Instructive, pleasing, and stimulating to the imagination." — Mathematics Teacher.
By Thomas Wolfe
The remarkable, history-making first novel a few younger man’s coming of age via literary legend Thomas Wolfe, first released in 1929 and lengthy thought of a vintage of 20th century literature.
A mythical writer on par with William Faulkner and Flannery O’Connor, Thomas Wolfe released Look Homeward, Angel, his first novel, a few younger man’s burning wish to depart his small city and tumultuous kin looking for a greater existence, in 1929. It gave the realm facts of his genius and introduced a robust legacy.
The novel follows the trajectory of Eugene Gant, a super and stressed younger guy whose wanderlust and fervour form his adolescent years in rural North Carolina. Wolfe stated that Look Homeward, Angel is “a booklet produced from my life,” and his mostly autobiographical tale concerning the quest for a better highbrow lifestyles has resonated with and prompted generations of readers, together with a few of today’s most crucial novelists. wealthy with lyrical prose and shiny characterizations, this twentieth-century American vintage will seize the hearts and imaginations of each reader.
By L. Frank Baum
For greater than a century, L. Frank Baum’s state of ounces and its pleasant denizens have enchanted readers of every age. during this illustrated smooth Library version, the bestselling novelist and children’s booklet author Gregory Maguire takes readers on a guided journey of oz., amassing and introducing us to 3 of Baum’s cherished stories:
The excellent Land of oz., the sequel to The Wizard of ounces, is the adventure-packed story of a Gillikin boy named Tip who flees previous Mombi the witch looking for the Emerald City.
Ozma of ounces, set customarily within the unusual land of Ev, positive factors the smart and gorgeous new ruler of the Emerald urban, in addition to Dorothy of Kansas, the mechanical surprise Tik-Tok, and the scary Nome King.
The Emerald urban of ounces recounts Dorothy’s journey to ounces together with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry, and the Nome King’s poor plot opposed to the dominion.
By Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Tao of Emerson strikingly brings jointly of the main influential voices within the historical past of letters: Lao Tse, the sixth-century B.C. chinese language mystic, and Ralph Waldo Emerson, the yankee transcendentalist identified to many as “the sage of Concord.”
By adroitly juxtaposing on dealing with pages the texts of Lao Tse’s masterpiece, the Tao Te Ching, with Emerson’s writings, Richard Grossman illuminates how those awesome males, from contrary facets of the area and separated via 2,500 years, are united in an encouraged knowledge and customary spirit: to reside easily and tranquilly; belief one’s personal instinct; hunt down and savor the religious grace within the wildlife; act with out self-assertion; abjure violence; harmonize with the ebb and circulation of nature and situations; and, chiefly, guarantee that there's a position on the planet for humility, yielding, gentleness, and serenity.
There is not any direct direction linking Lao Tse to Emerson, because the Tao Te Ching used to be now not translated into English till 1891, 9 years after Emerson’s loss of life. yet America’s Founding philosopher used to be still in lots of methods the inheritor to the good chinese language mystic’s perception and philosophy. As Grossman observes, “Emerson’s model of clean home-grown English provides a radiant colour to the traditional suggestions of the chinese language Master.”
Although Lao Tse was once a citizen of the world’s oldest empire and Emerson of its youngest republic, The Tao of Emerson makes the brilliantly provided case universal literary thread binds those males. Grossman’s creation, within which he compares the men’s lives, and the passages he has chosen from their paintings provide either writers a different resonance for today’s reader and support to bare Emerson shortly new light.
This quantity comprises unique brush calligraphy through the distinguished Taoist grasp Chungliang Al Huang.
Praise for The Tao of Emerson
“This encouraged ebook from one in all Emerson’s most powerful readers is a smart reward. in the course of the mirrored gentle of the Tao Te Ching, Richard Grossman has made the middle of Emerson’s knowledge obvious, permitting us to work out into the guts of what makes the sage of harmony our own Lao Tse.” —Richard G. Geldard, editor of The crucial Transcendentalists
“One degree of a spiritually critical ebook is whether or not it many times stops us lifeless in our tracks as we learn it and permits us to foresee the last word triumph of fact and precept in our lives and within the lifetime of the realm. this is often this type of book.” —Jacob Needleman, writer of Why Can’t We Be Good?
“Deeply immersing himself in either the knowledge of Lao Tse and the philosophy of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Richard Grossman has produced a impressive consultant to existence, a guide jam-packed with venerable worlds mixed to yield a brand new poetry of the brain. analyzing it, ‘we stand,’ with Emerson, ‘before the secrets and techniques of the world.’” —Megan Marshall, writer of The Peabody Sisters: 3 girls Who Ignited American Romanticism
“This extraordinary quantity will convey pleasure and light-weight to those that understand or perhaps suspect that Emersonianism isn't really a method, a product, or a place yet a fashion or a course. in case you haven’t but gotten it yet are looking to attempt, this ebook is the appropriate position to start.” —Robert D. Richardson, Jr., writer of Emerson: The brain on Fire