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Animal Farm: A Contemporary Satire

Animal Farm is an allegorical novella by George Orwell first published in England on August According to Orwell the book reflects events leading up to the Russian Revolution of and then on into the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union Orwell a democratic socialist was a critic of Joseph Stalin and hostile to Moscow directed Stalinism an attitude that was critically shaped by his experiences during the Spanish Civil War The Soviet Union he believed had become a brutal dictatorship built upon a cult of personality and enforced by a reign of terror In a letter to Yvonne Davet Orwell described Animal Farm as a satirical tale against Stalin un conte satirique contre Staline and in his essay Why I Write wrote that Animal Farm was the first book in which he tried with full consciousness of what he was doing to fuse political purpose and artistic purpose into one whole


Romeo & Juliet: The Contemporary Film, the Classic Play

In i Romeo and Juliet i Shakespeare creates a world of violence and generational conflict in which two young people fall in love and die because of that love The story is rather extraordinary in that the normal problems faced by young lovers are here so very large It is not simply that the families of Romeo and Juliet disapprove of the lover s affection for each other rather the Montagues and the Capulets are on opposite sides in a blood feud and are trying to kill each other on the streets of Verona Every time a member of one of the two families dies in the fight his relatives demand the blood of his killer Because of the feud if Romeo is discovered with Juliet by her family he will be killed Once Romeo is banished the only way that Juliet can avoid being married to someone else is to take a potion that apparently kills her so that she is burried with the bodies of her slain relatives In this violent death filled world the movement of the story from love at first sight to the union of the lovers in death seems almost inevitable br p What is so striking about this play is that despite its extraordinary setting one perhaps reflecting Elizabethan attitudes about hot blooded Italians it has become the quintessential story of young love Because most young lovers feel that they have to overcome giant obstacles in order to be together because they feel that they would rather die than be kept apart and especially because the language Shakespeare gives his young lovers is so exquisite allowing them to say to each other just what we would all say to a lover if we only knew how it is easy to respond to this play as if it were about all young lovers rather than about a particular couple in a very unusual world When the play was rewritten in the eighteen century as i The History and Fall of Caius Marius i the violent setting became that of a particularly discordant period in classical Rome when Leonard Berstein rewrote the play as i West Side Story i he chose the violent world of New York street gangs p


Wuthering Heights: Complete, Authoritative Text with Biographical and Historical Contexts, Critical History, and Essays from Five Contemporary Critical Perspectives

An intriguing tale of revenge in which the main characters are controlled by consuming passions This novel was once considered such a risk by its publishers that Emily Bronte had to defray the cost of publication until a sufficient number of copies had been sold


Frankenstein: The 1818 Text, Including Percy Shelley's Contemporary Review

James Rieger s i Frankenstein i is relatively special among editions it is the definitive scholarly text and it is also the most readable copy for the classroom and the general reader The Rieger i Frankenstein i is very simply the best edition of this tremendously important and popular novel William Veeder University of Chicago


The Handmaid's Tale (Contemporary Classics)

The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function to breed If she deviates she will like dissenters be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire neither Offred s nor that of the two men on which her future hangs Brilliantly conceived and executed this powerful evocation of twenty first century America gives full rein to Margaret Atwood s devastating irony wit and astute perception


Dracula (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism )

Dracula is perhaps almost as interesting regarded historically as the product of a specific time as it is engaging to continuing generations of readers in a timeless fashion In her introduction Byron first discusses the famous novel as an expression not of universal fears and desires but of specifically late nineteenth century concerns At the same time she is entirely attuned to the ways in which however much Dracula is a Victorian text Dracula is a very twentieth century character a representative of modernity and of the future br br Includes complete authoritative text with biographical historical and cultural contexts critical history and essays from contemporary critical perspectives


Sophie's Heart (Contemporary Romance)

After the tragic death of his wife Alec Riley struggles to put his life back together He and his three children are lost in their grief until Sophie walks unexpectedly into their lives Having left her native Czechoslovakia Sophie has discovered the land which seemed so bright with promise is far from her dream A highly educated woman Sophie now finds herself keeping house for Alec and his family How can Sophie find peace in her new job Will God use her gentle spirit to help heal Alec s broken heart From the author of The Visitor and Bamboo and Lace comes a warm contemporary story of God s tender mercies and loving intervention in the life of one family


Hamlet: Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism

A young prince meets with his father s ghost who alleges that his own brother now married to his widow murdered him The prince devises a scheme to test the truth of the ghost s accusation feigning wild madness while plotting a brutal revenge But his apparent insanity soon begins to wreak havoc on innocent and guilty alike Hamlet s combination of violence and introspection is unusual among Shakespeare s tragedies It is also full of curious riddles and fascinating paradoxes making it one of his most widely discussed plays This edition is illustrated by Sir John Gilbert


The Scarlet Letter: Complete, Authoritative Text With Biographical Background And Critical History Plus Essays From Five Contemporary Critical Perspectives With Introductions And Bibliographies

Nathaniel Hawthorne s most famous novel was published in and takes place in Puritan New England focusing on a community where a beautiful young woman Hester Prynne and her illegitimate child are subject to persecution and ostracism while the mother refuses to name her co conspirator in adultery and the father of her child burns up with secret guilt and shame Hawthorne s family history caused much of his interest in this time period but his spiritual leanings toward the popular Transcendental movement precipitated this classic novel where oppression injustice and intolerance and their consequences are explored in turn


Macbeth Manual: A Facing-Pages Translation Into Contemporary English

This manual offers a wealth of instructional tools including background information on Shakespeare s sources his life his theater and stage directions suggestions for teaching the play detailed summaries of every scene questions and answers for every act an annotated bibliography a guide to pronouncing proper names a Shakespearean time line and and alphabetical glossary of terms


The Wounded Healer: Ministry in Contemporary Society

i The Wounded Healer i is a hope filled and simple book that speaks directly to those men and women who want to be of service in their church or community but have found the traditional ways often threatening and ineffective In this book Henri Nouwen examines case studies of ministry to contemporary young people of the s and delineates how best to reach them Nouwen proceeds to develop his approach to ministry with an analysis of sufferings a suffering world a suffering generation a suffering person and a suffering minister It is his contention that ministers are called to recognize the sufferings of their time in their own hearts and make that recognition the starting point of their service For Nouwen ministers must be willing to go beyond their professional role and leave themselves open as fellow human beings with the same wounds and suffering in the image of Christ In other words we heal from our own wounds


The Message Remix (Bible in Contemporary Language)

The Message REMIX is distinctive because the text is shaped by the hand of a pastor Eugene H Peterson br It features expanded introductions to each book of the Bible that explain the purpose of the book who wrote it and for whom it was written The introductions help set the stage for the book and help you understand each book s unique message br A reading Bible in contemporary language The Message REMIX also has a unique verse numbering system charts and maps and a topical guide for students br Trim size x


A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Facing Pages Translation Into Contemporary English (Access To Shakespeare)

This edition offers a new way to read and study A Midsummer Night s Dream without distracting footnotes A freshly edited version of the original text incorporating the latest scholarship appears opposite a modern English translation that parallels the original line for line


Heart of Darkness: A Case Study in Contemporary Criticism

Marlow a seaman and wanderer recounts his physical and psychological journey in search of the infamous ivory trader Kurtz Travelling up river to the heart of the African continent he gradually becomes obsessed by the enigmatic wraith like figure Marlow s discovery of how Kurtz has gained his position of power over the local people involves him in a radical questioning not only of his own nature and values but those of Western civilization A haunting and hugely influential Modernist masterpiece i Heart of Darkness i explores the limits of human existence as well as the nightmarish realities of imperialism br br Part of a major series of new editions of Conrad s most famous works in Penguin Classics this volume contains Conrad s i Congo Diary i a chronology further reading notes a map of the Congo a glossary and an introduction discussing the author s experiences of Africa the narrative and symbolic complexities of i Heart of Darkness i and critical responses to the novel


Art of War: A Contemporary Adaptation for Today's Desert Warriors by PW Covington

This new publication of Art of War is based on the ancient Chinese military treatise that is attributed to Sun Tzu Tzu was a high ranking military general and strategist during the late Spring and Autumn period of Chinese military and social dominance Composed of chapters each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare it is held by many to be the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time and is still read for its military insights and examination of leadership qualities The Art of War is one of the oldest and most successful books on military strategy in the world This contempory exploration of Sun Tzu s text by writer and Combat Service Connected Disabled Veteran PW Covington is designed to be practical and applicable to those that are fighting and have fought as members of the US Military during its era of Desert Warfare


One Day (Vintage Contemporaries Original)

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Buddhism without Beliefs: A Contemporary Guide to Awakening

b A national bestseller and acclaimed guide to Buddhism for beginners and practitioners alike b br br In this simple but important volume Stephen Batchelor reminds us that the Buddha was not a mystic who claimed privileged esoteric knowledge of the universe but a man who challenged us to understand the nature of anguish let go of its origins and bring into being a way of life that is available to us all The concepts and practices of Buddhism says Batchelor are not something to i believe in i but something to i do i and as he explains clearly and compellingly it is a practice that we can engage in regardless of our background or beliefs as we live every day on the path to spiritual enlightenment


Bailey's Cafe (Vintage Contemporaries)

Set in a diner where the food isn t very good and the ambience veers between heaven and hell this bestselling novel from the author of Mama Day and The Women of Brewster Place is a feast for the senses and the spirit


Gulliver's Travels (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism)

This work includes the complete authoritative text with biographical amp historical contexts critical history and essays from five contemporary critical perspectives


Dante's Inferno: Translations by 20 Contemporary Poets

Product Details Hardcover pages Publisher Ecco Press July Language English ISBN ISBN Product Dimensions x x inches Shipping Weight pounds Average Customer Review Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank in Books


Sauces: Classical and Contemporary Sauce Making

No description available


The Contemporary Shakespeare Series

A reliable edition of these classic works


Julius Caesar: Original text and facing-pages translation into contemporary English

This edition offers a new way to read and study The Tragedy of Julius Caesar without distracting footnotes In this version the latest findings of scholarship appear opposite a modern English translation that parallels the original


The Merchant of Venice: With Contemporary Criticism

The Merchant of Venice is probably the most controversial of all Shakespeare s plays It is also one of the least understood Is it a comedy or a tragedy What is the meaning behind the test of the caskets Who is the real villain of the trial scene Is Shylock simply vicious and venomous or is he more sinned against than sinning Can the play be described as anti semitic What exactly is the quality of mercy Is Portia one of the great Christian heroines of western literature And what of the comedy of the rings with which Shakespeare ends the play These questions and many others are answered in this critical edition of one of the Bard s liveliest plays


A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: Complete, Authoritative Text with Biographical and Historical Contexts, Critical History, and Essays from Five Contemporary Critical Perspectives

Si el Ulises de James Joyce se considera no s lo como su obra maestra sino tambi n como una de las cumbres de la literatura contempor nea el Retrato del artista adolescente tambi n suele ser considerada como una obra merecedora por s misma para situar a su autor entre los grandes escritores del siglo XX Si en algo difiere de las otras autobiograf as es una mayor ingenuidad Se distingue de ellas en el nfasis que pone en las aventuras emotivas e intelectuales del protagonista


Oedipus the King (in Contemporary English)

This version of Oedipus exists primarily to solve a practical problem I wanted to provide a affordable version of the play as well as other ancient texts for my college freshmen but I did not want to go with an older translation so I decided to produce a new version of the play that would not be subject to copyright br br Though I have a beginner s knowledge of the language I am no scholar of ancient Greek So I produced this edition of the play relying primarily on two sources the old Harvard Classics edition and the Loeb Classical Library Greek edition edited by Francis Storr For some passages I also consulted Robert Fagles translation as well as the Fitts Fitzgerald version The resulting text is I think a good contemporary Oedipus that might be helpful to teachers and students who want an inexpensive and accessible version of the play br br Special thanks goes to Dr Stephen Slimp of the University of West Alabama who provided a great deal of help to me in translating a number of passages from Greek


Invisible Planets: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation

Award winning translator and author Ken Liu presents a collection of short speculative fiction from China Some stories have won awards some have been included in various Year s Best anthologies some have been well reviewed by critics and readers and some are simply Ken s personal favorites Many of the authors collected here with the obvious exception of Liu Cixin belong to the younger generation of rising stars br br In addition three essays at the end of the book explore Chinese science fiction Liu Cixin s essay i The Worst of All Possible Universes and The Best of All Possible Earths i gives a historical overview of SF in China and situates his own rise to prominence as the premier Chinese author within that context Chen Qiufan s i The Torn Generation i gives the view of a younger generation of authors trying to come to terms with the tumultuous transformations around them Finally Xia Jia who holds the first Ph D issued for the study of Chinese SF asks i What Makes Chinese Science Fiction Chinese i


The Tao Te Ching, a Contemporary Translation

It is the solitary purpose of this work to place back on this beautiful text flesh and blood so readers of today may feel and see and touch and know the wisdom and peace expressed so very long ago The world of the twenty first century is not the same as China in BCE but there remain common threads connecting mankind throughout the ages In these threads we find a way to fully express and connect the depth of the Tao Te Ching to a modern age without compromising its ancient meaning


Marcus Aurelius - Meditations: Adapted for the Contemporary Reader

The emperor Marcus Aurelius the proverbial philosopher king produced in Greek a Roman manual of piety the Meditations whose impact has been felt for ages since Here for our age is his great work presented in its entirety strongly introduced and freshly elegantly translated


East Is East (Contemporary American Fiction)

No description available


Animal Farm: A Contemporary Satire

Animal Farm is an allegorical novella by George Orwell first published in England on August According to Orwell the book reflects events leading up to the Russian Revolution of and then on into the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union Orwell a democratic socialist was a critic of Joseph Stalin and hostile to Moscow directed Stalinism an attitude that was critically shaped by his experiences during the Spanish Civil War The Soviet Union he believed had become a brutal dictatorship built upon a cult of personality and enforced by a reign of terror In a letter to Yvonne Davet Orwell described Animal Farm as a satirical tale against Stalin un conte satirique contre Staline and in his essay Why I Write wrote that Animal Farm was the first book in which he tried with full consciousness of what he was doing to fuse political purpose and artistic purpose into one whole


Romeo & Juliet: The Contemporary Film, the Classic Play

In i Romeo and Juliet i Shakespeare creates a world of violence and generational conflict in which two young people fall in love and die because of that love The story is rather extraordinary in that the normal problems faced by young lovers are here so very large It is not simply that the families of Romeo and Juliet disapprove of the lover s affection for each other rather the Montagues and the Capulets are on opposite sides in a blood feud and are trying to kill each other on the streets of Verona Every time a member of one of the two families dies in the fight his relatives demand the blood of his killer Because of the feud if Romeo is discovered with Juliet by her family he will be killed Once Romeo is banished the only way that Juliet can avoid being married to someone else is to take a potion that apparently kills her so that she is burried with the bodies of her slain relatives In this violent death filled world the movement of the story from love at first sight to the union of the lovers in death seems almost inevitable br p What is so striking about this play is that despite its extraordinary setting one perhaps reflecting Elizabethan attitudes about hot blooded Italians it has become the quintessential story of young love Because most young lovers feel that they have to overcome giant obstacles in order to be together because they feel that they would rather die than be kept apart and especially because the language Shakespeare gives his young lovers is so exquisite allowing them to say to each other just what we would all say to a lover if we only knew how it is easy to respond to this play as if it were about all young lovers rather than about a particular couple in a very unusual world When the play was rewritten in the eighteen century as i The History and Fall of Caius Marius i the violent setting became that of a particularly discordant period in classical Rome when Leonard Berstein rewrote the play as i West Side Story i he chose the violent world of New York street gangs p


Wuthering Heights: Complete, Authoritative Text with Biographical and Historical Contexts, Critical History, and Essays from Five Contemporary Critical Perspectives

An intriguing tale of revenge in which the main characters are controlled by consuming passions This novel was once considered such a risk by its publishers that Emily Bronte had to defray the cost of publication until a sufficient number of copies had been sold


Frankenstein: The 1818 Text, Including Percy Shelley's Contemporary Review

James Rieger s i Frankenstein i is relatively special among editions it is the definitive scholarly text and it is also the most readable copy for the classroom and the general reader The Rieger i Frankenstein i is very simply the best edition of this tremendously important and popular novel William Veeder University of Chicago


The Handmaid's Tale (Contemporary Classics)

The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function to breed If she deviates she will like dissenters be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire neither Offred s nor that of the two men on which her future hangs Brilliantly conceived and executed this powerful evocation of twenty first century America gives full rein to Margaret Atwood s devastating irony wit and astute perception


Dracula (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism )

Dracula is perhaps almost as interesting regarded historically as the product of a specific time as it is engaging to continuing generations of readers in a timeless fashion In her introduction Byron first discusses the famous novel as an expression not of universal fears and desires but of specifically late nineteenth century concerns At the same time she is entirely attuned to the ways in which however much Dracula is a Victorian text Dracula is a very twentieth century character a representative of modernity and of the future br br Includes complete authoritative text with biographical historical and cultural contexts critical history and essays from contemporary critical perspectives


Sophie's Heart (Contemporary Romance)

After the tragic death of his wife Alec Riley struggles to put his life back together He and his three children are lost in their grief until Sophie walks unexpectedly into their lives Having left her native Czechoslovakia Sophie has discovered the land which seemed so bright with promise is far from her dream A highly educated woman Sophie now finds herself keeping house for Alec and his family How can Sophie find peace in her new job Will God use her gentle spirit to help heal Alec s broken heart From the author of The Visitor and Bamboo and Lace comes a warm contemporary story of God s tender mercies and loving intervention in the life of one family


Hamlet: Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism

A young prince meets with his father s ghost who alleges that his own brother now married to his widow murdered him The prince devises a scheme to test the truth of the ghost s accusation feigning wild madness while plotting a brutal revenge But his apparent insanity soon begins to wreak havoc on innocent and guilty alike Hamlet s combination of violence and introspection is unusual among Shakespeare s tragedies It is also full of curious riddles and fascinating paradoxes making it one of his most widely discussed plays This edition is illustrated by Sir John Gilbert


The Scarlet Letter: Complete, Authoritative Text With Biographical Background And Critical History Plus Essays From Five Contemporary Critical Perspectives With Introductions And Bibliographies

Nathaniel Hawthorne s most famous novel was published in and takes place in Puritan New England focusing on a community where a beautiful young woman Hester Prynne and her illegitimate child are subject to persecution and ostracism while the mother refuses to name her co conspirator in adultery and the father of her child burns up with secret guilt and shame Hawthorne s family history caused much of his interest in this time period but his spiritual leanings toward the popular Transcendental movement precipitated this classic novel where oppression injustice and intolerance and their consequences are explored in turn


Macbeth Manual: A Facing-Pages Translation Into Contemporary English

This manual offers a wealth of instructional tools including background information on Shakespeare s sources his life his theater and stage directions suggestions for teaching the play detailed summaries of every scene questions and answers for every act an annotated bibliography a guide to pronouncing proper names a Shakespearean time line and and alphabetical glossary of terms


The Wounded Healer: Ministry in Contemporary Society

i The Wounded Healer i is a hope filled and simple book that speaks directly to those men and women who want to be of service in their church or community but have found the traditional ways often threatening and ineffective In this book Henri Nouwen examines case studies of ministry to contemporary young people of the s and delineates how best to reach them Nouwen proceeds to develop his approach to ministry with an analysis of sufferings a suffering world a suffering generation a suffering person and a suffering minister It is his contention that ministers are called to recognize the sufferings of their time in their own hearts and make that recognition the starting point of their service For Nouwen ministers must be willing to go beyond their professional role and leave themselves open as fellow human beings with the same wounds and suffering in the image of Christ In other words we heal from our own wounds


The Message Remix (Bible in Contemporary Language)

The Message REMIX is distinctive because the text is shaped by the hand of a pastor Eugene H Peterson br It features expanded introductions to each book of the Bible that explain the purpose of the book who wrote it and for whom it was written The introductions help set the stage for the book and help you understand each book s unique message br A reading Bible in contemporary language The Message REMIX also has a unique verse numbering system charts and maps and a topical guide for students br Trim size x


A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Facing Pages Translation Into Contemporary English (Access To Shakespeare)

This edition offers a new way to read and study A Midsummer Night s Dream without distracting footnotes A freshly edited version of the original text incorporating the latest scholarship appears opposite a modern English translation that parallels the original line for line


Heart of Darkness: A Case Study in Contemporary Criticism

Marlow a seaman and wanderer recounts his physical and psychological journey in search of the infamous ivory trader Kurtz Travelling up river to the heart of the African continent he gradually becomes obsessed by the enigmatic wraith like figure Marlow s discovery of how Kurtz has gained his position of power over the local people involves him in a radical questioning not only of his own nature and values but those of Western civilization A haunting and hugely influential Modernist masterpiece i Heart of Darkness i explores the limits of human existence as well as the nightmarish realities of imperialism br br Part of a major series of new editions of Conrad s most famous works in Penguin Classics this volume contains Conrad s i Congo Diary i a chronology further reading notes a map of the Congo a glossary and an introduction discussing the author s experiences of Africa the narrative and symbolic complexities of i Heart of Darkness i and critical responses to the novel


Art of War: A Contemporary Adaptation for Today's Desert Warriors by PW Covington

This new publication of Art of War is based on the ancient Chinese military treatise that is attributed to Sun Tzu Tzu was a high ranking military general and strategist during the late Spring and Autumn period of Chinese military and social dominance Composed of chapters each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare it is held by many to be the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time and is still read for its military insights and examination of leadership qualities The Art of War is one of the oldest and most successful books on military strategy in the world This contempory exploration of Sun Tzu s text by writer and Combat Service Connected Disabled Veteran PW Covington is designed to be practical and applicable to those that are fighting and have fought as members of the US Military during its era of Desert Warfare


One Day (Vintage Contemporaries Original)

No description available


Buddhism without Beliefs: A Contemporary Guide to Awakening

b A national bestseller and acclaimed guide to Buddhism for beginners and practitioners alike b br br In this simple but important volume Stephen Batchelor reminds us that the Buddha was not a mystic who claimed privileged esoteric knowledge of the universe but a man who challenged us to understand the nature of anguish let go of its origins and bring into being a way of life that is available to us all The concepts and practices of Buddhism says Batchelor are not something to i believe in i but something to i do i and as he explains clearly and compellingly it is a practice that we can engage in regardless of our background or beliefs as we live every day on the path to spiritual enlightenment


Bailey's Cafe (Vintage Contemporaries)

Set in a diner where the food isn t very good and the ambience veers between heaven and hell this bestselling novel from the author of Mama Day and The Women of Brewster Place is a feast for the senses and the spirit


Gulliver's Travels (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism)

This work includes the complete authoritative text with biographical amp historical contexts critical history and essays from five contemporary critical perspectives


Dante's Inferno: Translations by 20 Contemporary Poets

Product Details Hardcover pages Publisher Ecco Press July Language English ISBN ISBN Product Dimensions x x inches Shipping Weight pounds Average Customer Review Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank in Books


Sauces: Classical and Contemporary Sauce Making

No description available


The Contemporary Shakespeare Series

A reliable edition of these classic works


Julius Caesar: Original text and facing-pages translation into contemporary English

This edition offers a new way to read and study The Tragedy of Julius Caesar without distracting footnotes In this version the latest findings of scholarship appear opposite a modern English translation that parallels the original


The Merchant of Venice: With Contemporary Criticism

The Merchant of Venice is probably the most controversial of all Shakespeare s plays It is also one of the least understood Is it a comedy or a tragedy What is the meaning behind the test of the caskets Who is the real villain of the trial scene Is Shylock simply vicious and venomous or is he more sinned against than sinning Can the play be described as anti semitic What exactly is the quality of mercy Is Portia one of the great Christian heroines of western literature And what of the comedy of the rings with which Shakespeare ends the play These questions and many others are answered in this critical edition of one of the Bard s liveliest plays


A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: Complete, Authoritative Text with Biographical and Historical Contexts, Critical History, and Essays from Five Contemporary Critical Perspectives

Si el Ulises de James Joyce se considera no s lo como su obra maestra sino tambi n como una de las cumbres de la literatura contempor nea el Retrato del artista adolescente tambi n suele ser considerada como una obra merecedora por s misma para situar a su autor entre los grandes escritores del siglo XX Si en algo difiere de las otras autobiograf as es una mayor ingenuidad Se distingue de ellas en el nfasis que pone en las aventuras emotivas e intelectuales del protagonista


Oedipus the King (in Contemporary English)

This version of Oedipus exists primarily to solve a practical problem I wanted to provide a affordable version of the play as well as other ancient texts for my college freshmen but I did not want to go with an older translation so I decided to produce a new version of the play that would not be subject to copyright br br Though I have a beginner s knowledge of the language I am no scholar of ancient Greek So I produced this edition of the play relying primarily on two sources the old Harvard Classics edition and the Loeb Classical Library Greek edition edited by Francis Storr For some passages I also consulted Robert Fagles translation as well as the Fitts Fitzgerald version The resulting text is I think a good contemporary Oedipus that might be helpful to teachers and students who want an inexpensive and accessible version of the play br br Special thanks goes to Dr Stephen Slimp of the University of West Alabama who provided a great deal of help to me in translating a number of passages from Greek


Invisible Planets: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation

Award winning translator and author Ken Liu presents a collection of short speculative fiction from China Some stories have won awards some have been included in various Year s Best anthologies some have been well reviewed by critics and readers and some are simply Ken s personal favorites Many of the authors collected here with the obvious exception of Liu Cixin belong to the younger generation of rising stars br br In addition three essays at the end of the book explore Chinese science fiction Liu Cixin s essay i The Worst of All Possible Universes and The Best of All Possible Earths i gives a historical overview of SF in China and situates his own rise to prominence as the premier Chinese author within that context Chen Qiufan s i The Torn Generation i gives the view of a younger generation of authors trying to come to terms with the tumultuous transformations around them Finally Xia Jia who holds the first Ph D issued for the study of Chinese SF asks i What Makes Chinese Science Fiction Chinese i


The Tao Te Ching, a Contemporary Translation

It is the solitary purpose of this work to place back on this beautiful text flesh and blood so readers of today may feel and see and touch and know the wisdom and peace expressed so very long ago The world of the twenty first century is not the same as China in BCE but there remain common threads connecting mankind throughout the ages In these threads we find a way to fully express and connect the depth of the Tao Te Ching to a modern age without compromising its ancient meaning


Marcus Aurelius - Meditations: Adapted for the Contemporary Reader

The emperor Marcus Aurelius the proverbial philosopher king produced in Greek a Roman manual of piety the Meditations whose impact has been felt for ages since Here for our age is his great work presented in its entirety strongly introduced and freshly elegantly translated


East Is East (Contemporary American Fiction)

No description available