Download E-books Reinmars Women: A Study of the Woman's Song ('Frauenlied' and 'Frauenstrophe') of Reinmar der Alte (German Language and Literature Monographs) PDF

By William E. Jackson

Reinmar der Alte, the twelfth-century poet sometimes called Reinmar von Hagenau, wrote a number of ‘Frauenlieder’ and ‘Frauenstrophen’, i.e. poems and stanzas during which the speaker is a lady. even if, there hasn't ever been a passable scholarly therapy of those poems. during the historical past of scholarship facing his works, the evaluate has been dependent more often than not on a characterization of his character. This quantity attempts to fill this hole by way of providing and analysing the Woman’s track of Reinmar.

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Download E-books Three Early Novels: The Old Boys, The Boarding-House, The Love Department PDF

By William Trevor

In a single quantity for the 1st time, 3 of William Trevor's early novels that demonstrated his identify as a grasp of the style. within the previous Boys, a bunch of septuagenarians revive schoolboy conflicts within the election of the President of the organization. within the Boarding-House, Mr poultry takes in boarders whom society might by no means leave out - if it ever spotted they have been round. Then he makes a deadly mistake: he dies. From the places of work of the affection division, girl Dolores treatments the heartaches of the lonely other halves of Wimbledon with inimitable flourish and finesse.

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Download E-books War and Peace (Vintage Classics) PDF

By Leo Tolstoy

The foundation for the A&E miniseries starring Paul Dano and Lily James.

From the award-winning translators of Anna Karenina and The Brothers Karamazov comes this fabulous new translation of Tolstoy's masterwork.

 

War and Peace broadly specializes in Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows 3 of the main recognized characters in literature: Pierre Bezukhov, the illegitimate son of a count number who's battling for his inheritance and longing for non secular success; Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, who leaves his relations at the back of to struggle within the warfare opposed to Napoleon; and Natasha Rostov, the gorgeous younger daughter of a nobleman who intrigues either men.

 

A s Napoleon’s military invades, Tolstoy brilliantly follows characters from assorted backgrounds—peasants and the Aristocracy, civilians and soldiers—as they fight with the difficulties certain to their period, their heritage, and their tradition. and because the novel progresses, those characters go beyond their specificity, changing into the most moving—and human—figures in global literature.

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Download E-books Eyewitness Accounts of the Thirty Years War 1618-48 PDF

By G. Mortimer

The Thirty Years warfare - the 1st nice pan-European conflict, and till the 20th century the main bad - ravaged Germany, yet delusion, propaganda and ancient controversy have obscured its precise nature. one other standpoint is equipped through the personal diaries, memoirs and chronicles of infantrymen and voters who recorded their very own studies. warfare on the person point is mentioned and defined utilizing those assets, that are largely quoted of their personal phrases.

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Download E-books Palinuro of Mexico (World Literature Series) PDF

Winner of Mexico's Premio Novela Mexico, Spain's Romulo Gallegos Prize for most sensible Spanish-language novel, and France's Priz de Meilleur Livre Etranger for most sensible international e-book, Palinuro of Mexico is a masterpiece which ranks with the best achievements of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Carlos Fuentes, and Mario Vargas Llosa. Palinuro, a scientific pupil, is born right into a polygenetic kinfolk: Uncle Esteban, who fled from Hungary through the nice struggle and traveled the world over to Mexico, clinging to his dream of turning into a physician; Grandpa Francisco, a Freemason and old-time better half of Pancho Villa; Uncle Austin, an ex-British marine; grandmothers, aunts, cousins--an eccentric menage. on the grounds that adolescence, Palinuro has enjoyed his first cousin, Estefania, with an overpowering and eating ardour. They indulge their incestuous wants and weird fantasies in a room within the Plaza Santa Domingo. Drawing from a cultural cornucopia, del Paso propels Palinuro and his partners even though the genuine and the imaginary geographical regions of mythology, technology, politics, social remark, the humanities, advertisements and pornography. This labyrinthine travel de strength is a fusion of Rabelaisian wit, Swiftian satire, Shakespearean invention and pastiche starting from Hawthorne to Galdos.

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Download E-books Re-Thinking Europe: Literature and (Trans)National Identity. (Textxet: Studies in Comparative Literature) PDF

By Nele Bemong, Mirjam Truwant, Pieter Vermeulen

Re-Thinking Europe units out to enquire where of the belief of Europe in literature and comparative literary stories. The essays during this assortment flip to the earlier, within which Europe turned synonymous with a practice of peace and tolerance past nationwide borders, and input right into a serious discussion with the current, during which Europe has more and more develop into linked to a heritage of oppression and violence. the several essays jointly display how the assumption of Europe can't be suggestion except the stress among the neighborhood and the worldwide, among nationalism and pluralism, and will accordingly be re-thought as a chance for an id past nationwide or ethnic borders. attractive modern discourses on hybrid, postcolonial, and transnational id, this quantity indicates how literature can functionality as either an essential device to forge new identities and an influence subversive of such makes an attempt at identity-formation. Like Europe, it truly is regularly marked via the stress among integration and resistance. The ebook could be of curiosity to scholars and students of contemporary literature, comparative literature, and eu experiences, in addition to humans fascinated about cultural reminiscence and the relation among literature and cultural id.

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Download E-books History and Nature in the Enlightenment: Praise of the Mastery of Nature in Eighteenth-Century Historical Literature PDF

By Nathaniel Wolloch

The mastery of nature was once considered via eighteenth-century historians as an enormous degree of the growth of civilization. glossy scholarship has hitherto taken inadequate observe of this significant concept. This publication discusses the subject in reference to the mainstream non secular, political, and philosophical parts of Enlightenment tradition. It considers works via Edward Gibbon, Voltaire, Herder, Vico, Raynal, Hume, Adam Smith, William Robertson, and a variety of lesser- and better-known figures. It additionally discusses many classical, medieval, and early smooth assets which prompted Enlightenment historiography, in addition to eighteenth-century attitudes towards nature often.

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Download E-books Eleven Poems of Osip Mandelstam (Selected Poems of the Russian Symbolists: Bryusov, Akhmatova and Mandelstam Book 3) PDF

By Graeme Davis

Osip Mandelstam, Russian Symbolist and Acmeist poet, is brought via this option of 11 of his poems in an English translation:
• Stone - On faded blue enamel
• A physique has been given to me
• More slow is the snowy beehive
• I hate the light
• Notre Dame
• Stanzas approximately St Petersburg
• I didn't listen the stories of Ossian
• I am cold
• In Petropolis
• Take in your joy
• Hagia Sophia

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Download E-books The Reception of H.G. Wells in Europe (The Reception of British and Irish Authors in Europe) PDF

By Patrick Parrinder

H.G. Wells was once defined by means of one in all his eu critics as a 'seismograph of his age'. he's one of many founding fathers of recent technological know-how fiction, and as a novelist, essayist, educationalist and political propagandist his impact has been felt in each eu kingdom. This choice of essays by way of scholarly specialists exhibits the various and dramatic nature of Wells's reception, together with translations, severe value determinations, novels and flicks on Wellsian subject matters, and responses to his personal well-publicized visits to Russia and in different places. The authors chart the serious ideological debate that his writings occasioned, fairly within the inter-war years, and the censorship of his books in Nazi Germany and Francoist Spain. This publication deals pioneering insights into Wells's contribution to twentieth century eu literature and to fashionable political principles, together with the belief of eu union.
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