The Harz Journey and Selected Prose (Penguin Classics)

By Heinrich Heine

A poet whose verse encouraged song via Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn and Brahms, Heinrich Heine (1797-1856) used to be in his lifetime both favorite for his stylish prose. This assortment charts the improvement of that prose, starting with 3 meditative works from the commute images, encouraged by way of Heine's trips as a tender guy to Lucca, Venice and the Harz Mountains. Exploring the improvement of spirituality, the later On the background of faith and Philosophy in Germany spans the earliest non secular ideals of the Germanic humans to the philosophy of Hegel, and warns with startling strength of the hazards of yielding to 'primeval Germanic paganism'. eventually, the Memoirs examine Heine's Jewish history and describe his early formative years. As wealthy in humour, satire, lyricism and anger as his maximum poems, jointly the items supply a desirable perception right into a remarkable and prophetic mind.

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My Father's Notebook: A Novel of Iran

By Kader Abdolah

When he was once a boy, Aga Akbar, the deaf-mute illegitimate son of a Persian nobleman, traveled along with his uncle to a cave on within sight Saffron Mountain. as soon as there, he used to be to repeat a three-thousand-year-old cuneiform inscription—an order of the 1st king of Persia—as a method of releasing himself from his emotional confinement. For the rest of his existence, Aga Akbar used those cuneiform characters to fill a workstation with writings basically he may well comprehend. Years later, his son, Ishmael—a political dissident in exile—is trying to translate the computing device . . . and within the strategy tells his father's tale, his personal, and the tale of twentieth-century Iran.

A gorgeous and bold novel by means of a novel literary expertise, My Father's Notebook is right now a masterful chronicle of a culture's stricken voyage into modernity and the poignant, undying story of a son's enduring love.

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Peter Camenzind: A Novel

By Hermann Hesse

Peter Camenzind, a tender guy from a Swiss mountain village, leaves his domestic and eagerly takes to the line looking for new adventure. touring via Italy and France, Camenzind is more and more disappointed by way of the discomfort he discovers round him; after failed romances and a sad friendship, his idealism fades into crushing hopelessness. He reveals peace back purely while he cares for Boppi, an invalid who renews Camenzind's love for humanity and conjures up him once more to discover pleasure within the smallest info of each life.

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Metamorphosis

This scarce antiquarian booklet is a facsimile reprint of the unique. as a result of its age, it can include imperfections comparable to marks, notations, marginalia and unsuitable pages. simply because we think this paintings is culturally very important, we've made it on hand as a part of our dedication for safeguarding, holding, and selling the world's literature in cheap, top of the range, sleek versions which are real to the unique paintings.

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The Histories

Translated via Aubrey de Sélincourt with an advent and Notes by way of John M. Marincola.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts greater via introductions and notes through uncommon students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations via award-winning translators.

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The Importance of Being Earnest

Here is Oscar Wilde's so much impressive travel de strength, a witty and buoyant comedy of manners that has overjoyed hundreds of thousands in numerous productions when you consider that its first functionality in London's St. James' Theatre on February 14, 1895. the significance of Being Earnest is well known not just for the lighthearted ingenuity of its plot, yet for its encouraged discussion, wealthy with scintillating epigrams nonetheless savored via all who take pleasure in crafty conversation.
From the play's bubbling beginnings in Algernon Moncrieff's London flat to its hilarious denouement within the drawing room of Jack Worthing's kingdom manor in Hertfordshire, this comedian masterpiece retains audiences breathlessly looking forward to a brand new bon mot or a clean twist of plot second to second. a variety of the typical middle nation criteria Initiative.

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The Tomorrow-Tamer

The 10 tales accrued jointly in The Tomorrow-Tamer are Margaret Laurence’s first released fiction. Set in raucous and infrequently terrifying Ghana, the place glossy Jaguars and glossy jazz jostle for eminence opposed to fetish figures, tribal rites, and the unchanging beat of jungle drums, the tales inform of people, eu and African, attempting to come to phrases with the scary global led to through the country’s new freedom.

With a similar compassion and realizing she could convey to her later fiction set in Canada, Laurence succeeds brilliantly in shooting the ambience of a continent and of person women and men suffering for survival below the effect of the wind of change.

From the Paperback edition.

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