Download Estampas de Italia by Charles Dickens PDF

By Charles Dickens

Resultado de casi un año de viaje por Italia en 1844, las Estampas de Italia (1846) de Dickens no pretenden ser –como muchos otros libros de viajes de l. a. época– una amalgama de historia y notas topográficas, sino un vibrante fresco de los lugares visitados.

Agudísimo observador, Dickens se siente atraído por los angeles desolación de los pueblos y ciudades, l. a. vida callejera llena de colores y olores, y los signos, visibles en todas partes a través de las ruinas y los angeles degradación, de un rico pasado. Registra l. a. simultaneidad de tiempos históricos: cómo un pilar romano se halla coronado por l. a. imagen de un santo cristiano, o cómo obeliscos y columnas se emplean para construir graneros y establos. Dickens describe con una prosa no exenta de pinceladas humorísticas las ceremonias de Semana Santa en Roma, o las fiestas en honor de un santo local..

Crítico con todo lo que se le antoja falsa piedad y culto a las apariencias, no oculta sin embargo su fascinación por los angeles expresividad y l. a. bulliciosa vida italianas, pues “cada fragmento de sus templos caídos y cada piedra de sus palacios desiertos” hace al mundo mejor.

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By Bernal Diaz Del Castillo, John Cohen

Author note: John M. Cohen (Translator and Forward)
Title note unique name La Historia verdadera de los angeles conquista de l. a. Nueva España
Publish 12 months note: First released 1632

Vivid, strong and soaking up, it is a first-person account of 1 of the main startling army episodes in background: the overthrow of Montezuma's doomed Aztec Empire by means of the ruthless Hernan Cortes and his band of adventurers.

Bernal Díaz del Castillo, himself a soldier less than Cortes, offers a fascinatingly specific description of the Spanish touchdown in Mexico in 1520 and their amazement on the urban, the exploitation of the natives for gold and different treasures, the expulsion and flight of the Spaniards, their regrouping and eventual trap of the Aztec capital.

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Download Two Novellas: In the Sanatorium and Facing the Sea by David Vogel PDF

By David Vogel

Translated by means of Philip Simpson and Daniel Silverstone

David Vogel has lengthy been considered as a number one determine of Hebrew literature, and his paintings has been in comparison to that of Joseph Roth, Thomas Mann, and Franz Kafka. within the hospital used to be Vogel’s first released paintings of fiction, translated right here into English for the 1st time. it really is set in a charitable Jewish health facility for consumptives, the place demise is often shut, hope is heightened, and breaking the foundations is interesting. In his depiction of the sanatorium’s hothouse surroundings, Vogel masterfully portrays the far-reaching results of the decadence that used to be so general in early 20th-century Europe. Written in 1932, dealing with the ocean tells the tale of a pair spending the summer time at the French Riviera. Their idyllic vacation, besides the fact that, finally ends up checking out their courting in methods they by no means concept attainable. Deeply evocative of a bygone period, and extremely erotic, it indicates Vogel on the peak of his powers. released jointly, those novellas have a good time the legacy of 1 of the twentieth century’s nice writers.

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By Flann O'Brien

Flann O'Brien's first novel is an excellent impressionistic jumble of rules, mythology and nonsense. working on many degrees it comprises plots inside of plots, giving complete rein to O'Brien's dancing mind and Celtic wit. The undergraduate narrator lives along with his uncle in Dublin, beverages an excessive amount of along with his neighbors and invents tales peopled with hilarious and not likely characters, one in every of whom, in a regular O'Brien conundrum, creates a way through which girls may give delivery to full-grown humans. Flann O'Brien's mix of farce, satire and myth lead to a extraordinary, astonishingly leading edge e-book.

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By M. Keith Booker

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For greater than 50 years, technological know-how fiction movies were one of the most vital and winning items of yank cinema, and are important of analysis consequently on my own. On a deeper point, the style has mirrored vital issues, matters and advancements in American society, in order that a historical past of technology fiction movie additionally serves as a cultural historical past of the United States over the last part century.

M. Keith Booker has chosen fifteen of the main profitable and cutting edge technological know-how fiction motion pictures of all time, and tested every one of them at length--from cultural, technical and cinematic perspectives--to see the place they got here from and what they intended for the way forward for cinema and for the US at huge. From "Invasion of the physique Snatchers" to "Star Wars," from "Blade Runner" to "The Matrix," those landmark movies have expressed our fears and desires, our talents and our deficiencies. during this deep-seeking research, we will all locate whatever of ourselves that we realize, in addition to anything that we've by no means famous before.

The specialize in a reasonably small variety of landmark movies permits certain awareness to certainly unique video clips, together with: "Forbidden Planet, Invasion of the physique Snatchers, 2001: an area Odyssey, Planet of the Apes, megastar Wars, shut Encounters of the 3rd type, Alien, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Blade Runner, The Terminator, Robocop, The Abyss, Independence Day," and "The Matrix." This booklet is perfect for normal readers drawn to technology fiction and movie.

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Download Moll Flanders (Penguin Classics) by Daniel Defoe PDF

By Daniel Defoe

Born in Newgate felony and deserted six months later, Moll's force to discover and carry directly to a safe position in society propels her via incest, adultery, bigamy, prostitution and a imaginative occupation as a thief ('the maximum Artist of my time') prior to she is apprehended and again to Newgate.

If Moll Flanders is on one point a Puritan's story of sin and repentance, via self-made, self-reliant Moll its wealthy subtext conveys all of the paradoxes and amoralities of the fight for estate and tool in Defoe's newly individualistic society.

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Download My Ántonia (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Willa Cather PDF

By Willa Cather

No romantic novel ever written in the USA . . . is one part so attractive as My Ántonia.” —H. L. Mencken

Widely famous as Willa Cather’s maximum novel, My Ántonia is a soulful and wealthy portrait of a pioneer woman’s uncomplicated but heroic lifestyles. The lively daughter of Bohemian immigrants, Ántonia needs to adapt to a difficult life at the desolate prairies of the Midwest.

Enduring adolescence poverty, teenage seduction, and relations tragedy, she finally turns into a spouse and mom on a Nebraska farm. A fictional checklist of the way ladies helped forge the groups that shaped a country, My Ántonia can be a hauntingly eloquent get together of the energy, braveness, and spirit of America’s early pioneers.

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Download Die großen Erzählungen (Reclam Taschenbuch) by Stefan Zweig PDF

By Stefan Zweig

"Vielleicht ist seit den Tagen des Erasmus ... kein Schriftsteller mehr so berühmt gewesen wie Stefan Zweig", notierte Thomas Mann anlässlich von Zweigs zehntem Todestag im Jahr 1952. Reclams neue Auswahl enthält Zweigs wichtigste Erzählungen, von "Angst", 1913 erstmals veröffentlicht, über "Episode vom Genfer See", "Brief einer Unbekannten", "Der Amokläufer", "Die unsichtbare Sammlung" und "Vierundzwanzig Stunden aus dem Leben einer Frau" bis zur berühmten "Schachnovelle", seiner letzten Erzählung, deren Typoskripte er kurz vor seinem Suizid aus Petropolis in Brasilien 1942 verschickte. Alle Erzählungen vereint Zweigs besondere Begabung, die Feinheiten der Seelenregung seiner Figuren auszuleuchten und für den Leser glaubwürdig und nachvollziehbar zu machen.

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Download The Lady With the Little Dog and Other Stories, 1896-1904 by Anton Chekhov PDF

By Anton Chekhov

Within the ultimate years of his existence, Chekhov had reached the peak of his powers as a dramatist, and likewise produced the various tales that rank between his masterpieces. The poignant 'The woman with the Little Dog' and 'About Love' research the character of affection open air of marriage – its romantic idealism and the terror of disillusionment. And in tales resembling 'Peasants', 'The condo with the Mezzanine' and 'My Life' Chekhov paints a bright photograph of the stipulations of the negative and in their powerlessness within the face of exploitation and trouble. With the works accrued the following, Chekhov moved clear of the realism of his previous stories – constructing a broader diversity of characters and material, whereas forging the spare minimalist variety that will encourage such smooth short-story writers as Hemingway and Faulkner.

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