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By Bernhard Schlink, Carol Brown Janeway

Hailed for its coiled eroticism and the ethical claims it makes upon the reader, this enthralling novel is a narrative of affection and secrets and techniques, horror and compassion, unfolding opposed to the haunted panorama of postwar Germany.

When he falls sick on his means domestic from institution, fifteen-year-old Michael Berg is rescued through Hanna, a girl two times his age. In time she turns into his lover—then she inexplicably disappears. whilst Michael subsequent sees her, he's a tender legislations scholar, and she or he is on trial for a hideous crime. As he watches her refuse to safeguard her innocence, Michael progressively realizes that Hanna might be guarding a mystery she considers extra shameful than homicide.

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Download E-books Plotting History: The Russian Historical Novel in the Imperial Age PDF

By Dan Ungurianu

Balanced precariously among truth and fiction, the ancient novel is frequently seen with suspicion. a few have attacked it as a mongrel shape, a “bastard son” born of “history’s flagrant adultery with imagination.” but it contains essentially the most celebrated achievements of Russian literature, with Alexander Pushkin, Nikolai Gogol, Leo Tolstoy, and rankings of different writers contributing to this tradition.
    Dan Ungurianu’s Plotting History lines the advance of the Russian ancient novel from its inception within the romantic period to the emergence of Modernism at the eve of the Revolution. prepared traditionally and thematically, the examine is targeted at the cultural paradigms that formed the evolution of the style and are mirrored in masterpieces similar to The Captain’s Daughter and War and Peace. Ungurianu examines the range of techniques during which Russian writers mixed truth with fiction and explores the diversity of topics that encouraged the Russian ancient imagination.

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“Ungurianu has produced a most respected paintings for literary scholars.”—Andrew M. Drozd, Slavic and East ecu Journal

“[Ungurianu’s] overwhelming wisdom, impeccable documentation, erudite notes, and helpful addenda make for a treasure condo of knowledge and prepared research. . . . Essential.”—Choice

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Download E-books The Conquest of New Spain (Penguin Classics) PDF

Bright, strong and soaking up, this can be a first-person account of 1 of the main startling army episodes in heritage: the overthrow of Montezuma's doomed Aztec Empire by way of the ruthless Hernan Cortes and his band of adventurers. Bernal Díaz del Castillo, himself a soldier less than Cortes, offers a fascinatingly exact 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 catch of the Aztec capital.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more suitable via introductions and notes by means of wonderful students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Tess of the d'Urbervilles: Complete, Authoritative Text with Biographical and Historical Contexts, Critical History, and Essays from Five Contemporary ... (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism) PDF

By Thomas Hardy, John Paul Riquelme

A scholar variation of Thomas Hardy's textual content, including 5 modern theoretical readings representing various methods. moreover, the biographical and historic context for the paintings is printed and a word list of severe and theoretical phrases supplied.

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Download E-books Concrete (Vintage International) PDF

By Thomas Bernhard

Rather than the publication he’s intended to jot down, Rudolph, a Viennese musicologist, produces this darkish and grotesquely humorous account of small woes writ huge, of profound horrors specified and rehearsed to the purpose of distraction. We study of Rudolph’s sister, whose aid he invitations, then reviles as malevolent meddling; his ‘really really good’ apartment, which he hates; the suspicious disease he conscientiously nurses; his ten-year-long try to write the precise starting sentence; and, ultimately, his get away to the island of Majorca, which seems to be the positioning of somebody else’s very actual horror story.
 
A extraordinary and haunting story of procrastination, failure, and melancholy, Concrete is an ideal instance of why Thomas Bernhard is remembered as “one of the masters of latest ecu fiction” (George Steiner).

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Download E-books The Vanishing People: Fairy Lore and Legends PDF

The world over acclaimed as one in all Britain's most beneficial folklore students, Katharine Briggs(1898-1980) used to be additionally probably the most well known authors within the box. those "Selected Works offer facsimile versions of her landmark writings, spanning the total of her publishing occupation, from 1959 to 1980. she attracts upon folklore, oral historical past, and scholarly study to demonstrate the extreme variety of "others" as soon as believed to dwell along with people, notwithstanding frequently invisible. As in lots of issues, varied cultures around the globe held amazingly related ideals approximately this subject, thought of relatively esoteric this day. This selection of stories and traditions is interesting, yet maybe even extra worthy is the appendix to The Vanishing humans, during which she features a word list of the kinds of fairies (woodwives, water horses, and their like), an index of story varieties (visits to fairyland, changelings, etc.), and an index of motifs (taboo, transformation, and magical ingredients, for instance.) attention-grabbing examining and a very good reference.

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Download E-books Altisländisches Lesebuch: Ausgewählte Texte und Minimalwörterbuch des Altisländischen (Indogermanische Bibliothek. 1. Reihe: Lehr- Und Handbuecher) (German Edition) PDF

Das "Altislandische Lesebuch" ist fur den akademischen Unterricht bzw. fur das Selbststudium konzipiert. Der Band enthalt mehr als 20 ausgewahlte Passagen von Texten, die verschiedenen Gattungen der altislandischen Prosa und Poesie angehoren und einen Einblick in die Vielfalt der Dichtung des alten Island geben. Die einzelnen Textpassagen sind mit einer kurzen Einfuhrung, mit Sacherlauterungen und teilweise auch mit Ubersetzungen versehen. Der lexikographische Teil dient als Glossar zu den Lesebuchtexten, deckt aber als Minimalworterbuch des Altislandischen auch den Basiswortschatz der gesamten (Prosa-)Sprache ab und ermoglicht damit die Lekture weiterer Originaltexte.

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Download E-books Scientific Studies (Goethe: The Collected Works, Vol. 12) PDF

By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Goethe's medical paintings is much less prevalent to the analyzing public than his poetry, but his figuring out of usual phenomena monitors a similar sensitivity and brilliance as his depictions of human relationships. according to Goethe's examine in anatomy, botany, physics, chemistry, zoology, meteorology, and geology, those 40 decisions name upon scientists to devlop their perceptions either inwardly and outwardly in pursuing the continuum of nature via an interconnected and dwelling world.

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Download E-books A Companion to Galician Culture (Monografías A) PDF

Of the entire differentiated areas comprising modern Spain, Galicia is in all likelihood the main deeply marked by way of political, monetary and cultural inequities in the course of the centuries. in all likelihood end result of the absence of a nationally acutely aware neighborhood bourgeoisie and the enduringly colonial constructions informing Spanish-Galician fiscal and cultural relatives, procedures of nationwide development within the sector were patchily profitable. even though, Galicia's cultural distinctness is definitely recognisable to the observer, from the language spoken within the region---the modern version of outdated Galician-Portuguese---to the explicit kinds of the Galician equipped panorama, with its certain mix of indigenous, imported and hybrid parts. the current quantity deals English-language readers an in-depth advent to the imperative points of Galician cultural historical past, from pre-historical instances to the current day. when realization is given to the normal components of medieval tradition, language, modern historical past and politics, the booklet additionally privileges compelling modern views on cinema, structure, town of Santiago de Compostela and the city characteristics of Galician tradition at the present time. Helena Miguélez-Carballeira is a Senior Lecturer in Hispanic experiences at Bangor college, and Director of the Centre for Galician experiences in Wales.

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