Browsed by
Category: Literary Classics

La Chute by Albert Camus

La Chute by Albert Camus

By Albert Camus

Los angeles Chute est un roman d'Albert Camus publié à Paris en 1956, découpé en six events non numérotées. Camus y écrit l. a. confession d'un homme à un autre, dans un bar d'Amsterdam. Le roman devait primitivement être intégré au recueil L'Exil et le Royaume qui sera publié en 1957 et qui constitue los angeles dernière œuvre « littéraire » publiée par Camus.
La particularité de ce roman tient au fait que l'homme qui se confesse est le seul à parler, durant tout l'ouvrage. Le choix de cette focalisation, qu'on retrouve dans L'Étranger, implique que le lecteur ne dispose d'aucune details extérieure dispensée par un narrateur omniscient. L'ambiance très sombre et déshumanisée qui nimbe cette confession contribue également à l. a. singularité de ce récit.

Show description

...

Read More Read More

Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me by Richard Fariña

Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me by Richard Fariña

By Richard Fariña

Fariña conjures up the Sixties as accurately, wittily, and poignantly as F. Scott Fitzgerald captured the Jazz Age. The hero, Gnossus Pappadopoulis, weaves his method in the course of the psychedelic panorama, encountering—among different things—mescaline, girls, artwork, gluttony, falsehood, technological know-how, prayer, and, sometimes, fact. A portrait of an explosive decade, glowing with creative writing and conveying the essence of a iteration, Been Down see you later It appears like as much as Me, as Thomas Pynchon writes within the creation, "comes on just like the Hallelujah refrain performed by way of two hundred kazoo avid gamers with ideal pitch."
"A exceptional storyteller, Fariña is healthy to affix the corporate of Kerouac, Kesey, and Pynchon." —San Francisco Chronicle

Show description

...

Read More Read More

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

By Gustave Flaubert

Version enrichie de Thierry Laget comportant une préface et un file sur le roman.

C'est l'histoire d'une femme mal mariée, de son médiocre époux, de ses amants égoïstes et vains, de ses rêves, de ses chimères, de sa mort. C'est l'histoire d'une province étroite, dévote et bourgeoise. C'est, aussi, l'histoire du roman français. Rien, dans ce tableau, n'avait de quoi choquer los angeles société du moment Empire. Mais, inexorable comme une tragédie, flamboyant comme un drame, mordant comme une comédie, le livre s'était donné une arme redoutable : le variety. Pour ce vrai crime, Flaubert se retrouva en correctionnelle.

Aucun roman n'est blameless : celui-là moins qu'un autre. Lire Madame Bovary, au XXIe siècle, c'est affronter le scandale que représente une œuvre aussi sincère qu'impérieuse. Dans chacune de ses words, Flaubert a versé une dose de cet arsenic dont Emma Bovary s'empoisonne : c'est un livre offensif, corrosif, dont l'ironie outrage toutes nos valeurs, et l. a. littérature même, qui ne s'en est jamais vraiment remise.

Show description

...

Read More Read More

Angústia by Graciliano Ramos

Angústia by Graciliano Ramos

By Graciliano Ramos

About the author:

Graciliano Ramos used to be greatly one in all crucial Brazilian authors of the 20 th century. He was once a seminal voice within the literary "regionalism" movement.
As a baby Ramos lived in lots of towns of Northeastern Brazil, tormented by poverty and critical climatic conditions (droughts). After high-school, Graciliano went to Rio de Janeiro the place he labored as a journalist. In 1915 he traveled to Palmeira dos Indios, country of Alagoas, to reside along with his father and in 1927 he used to be elected mayor.
In 1933 he released his first e-book, Caetés. many years later he was once jailed by way of the Getúlio Vargas executive, on a cost that used to be by no means made transparent. His stories in prison may develop into a distinct own deposition, Memórias do Cárcere.
Graciliano died in 1953, on the age of 60. His "dry" variety of writing and the clash among the identity and the area are the numerous marks of his works.

About the publication (in Portuguese):

Marco do romance moderno brasileiro, "Angústia" é a expressão máxima do embate, entre a subjetividade do escritor e a realidade objetiva é sempre opressora, que se revela na figura de um pequeno funcionário e sua consciência de condenado à mediocridade.

Show description

...

Read More Read More

Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas by Herman Melville

Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas by Herman Melville

By Herman Melville

Melville’s carrying on with adventures within the South Seas—now for the 1st time in Penguin Classics
Following the economic and significant luck of Typee, Herman Melville endured his sequence of South Sea adventure-romances with Omoo. Named after the Polynesian time period for a rover, or anyone who roams from island to island, Omoo chronicles the tumultuous occasions aboard a South Sea whaling vessel and relies on Melville’s own reports as a workforce member on a boat crusing the Pacific. From recruiting one of the natives for sailors to dealing with deserters or even mutiny, Melville provides a first-person account of lifestyles as a sailor throughout the 19th century full of colourful characters and brilliant descriptions of the far-flung locales of Polynesia.

Show description

...

Read More Read More

El retrato de Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

El retrato de Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

By Oscar Wilde

Cuando se publicó El retrato de Dorian grey, l. a. crítica moralizante acusó a su protagonista de ser una figura satánica, corrompida y corruptora, sin comprender que period el héroe de una novela que reflejaba l. a. fatalidad de los románticos: Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) había querido hacer de l. a. belleza un refinamiento de los angeles inteligencia; y para ello sumió a su protagonista en una atmósfera de perversión dominada por el arte y los poderes de un misterio que está más allá de los angeles realidad. Pero el autor va más allá de los angeles easy descripción: incrusta a su personaje en un crimen y, como Edgar Allan Poe en sus relatos, lo rodea de un misterio que l. a. razón no puede explicar. Dorian grey sigue siendo, más de cien años después de los angeles muerte de su autor, una piedra angular en los debates entre los angeles ética y los angeles estética, en las relaciones que mantienen el bien y el mal, el alma y el cuerpo, el arte y los angeles vida. Presidida por los angeles ley de los angeles fatalidad, Dorian grey no deja de alcanzar el objetivo que el propio Wilde quería para su libro: «Venenoso si ustedes quieren, pero no podrán negar que también es perfecto, y los angeles perfección es los angeles meta a l. a. que apuntamos nosotros los artistas».

Show description

...

Read More Read More

Billy Budd and The Piazza Tales by Herman Melville

Billy Budd and The Piazza Tales by Herman Melville

By Herman Melville

Billy Budd and the Piazza Tales, via Herman Melville, is a part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which deals caliber variants at cheap costs to the scholar and the overall reader, together with new scholarship, considerate layout, and pages of rigorously crafted extras. listed here are a number of the amazing beneficial properties of Barnes & Noble Classics:

• New introductions commissioned from today's most sensible writers and scholars
• Biographies of the authors
• Chronologies of up to date ancient, biographical, and cultural events
• Footnotes and endnotes
• Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, performs, work, operas, statuary, and movies encouraged through the work
• reviews by way of different recognized authors
• examine inquiries to problem the reader's viewpoints and expectations
• Bibliographies for additional reading
• Indices & Glossaries, while appropriate

All versions are superbly designed and are published to improved standards; a few comprise illustrations of old curiosity. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls jointly a constellation of influences—biographical, old, and literary—to increase every one reader's realizing of those enduring works.

Largely ignored in his personal lifetime, Herman Melville mastered not just the nice American novel but additionally the quick tale and novella varieties. In Billy Budd and The Piazza Tales, Melville finds an uncanny knowledge of the inscrutable nature of reality.

Published posthumously in 1924, Billy Budd is a masterpiece moment merely to Melville's Moby-Dick. This complicated brief novel tells the tale of “the good-looking sailor" Billy who, provoked through a fake cost, unintentionally kills the satanic master-at-arms. not able to guard himself because of a stammer, he's hanged, going willingly to his destiny. even if usually ambiguous, Billy Budd is noticeable by means of many as a testomony to Melville's final reconciliation with the incongruities and injustices of life.

The Piazza Tales (1856) includes six brief tales, together with the without end renowned "Benito Cereno" and "Bartleby," a story of a scrivener who again and again distills his mordant feedback of the office into the deceptively easy word "I would like now not to."

Robert G. O'Meally is Zora Neale Hurston Professor of Literature at Columbia collage, the place he has served at the college for seventeen years; on account that 1999 he has been the director of Columbia's heart for Jazz reviews. he's the writer of The Craft of Ralph Ellison and Lady Day: the various Faces of Billie Holiday, and the relevant author of Seeing Jazz, the catalog for the Smithsonian Institution's show on jazz portray and literature.

Show description

...

Read More Read More

Los niños by Edith Wharton

Los niños by Edith Wharton

By Edith Wharton

Martin Boyne, «un individuo crítico y cauto de cuarenta y seis años a quien dificilmente alguien asociaba con sucesos románticos e inesperados», ha decidido poner fin a su vida nómada de ingeniero y compartir l. a. madurez al lado de Rose Sellars, l. a. mujer de los angeles que se enamoró en su juventud y que ahora es una respetable viuda instalada en Europa. En el barco que debe conducirlo a ella, Boyne se encuentra con los hijos de unos viejos amigos, los Wheater: una animada prole de siete niños, desde un recién nacido a una muchacha de casi dieciséis años de edad, producto de distintos matrimonios... y distintos divorcios. De crucero en crucero, de lodge Palace en resort Palace, de Argel a Venecia y de allí a Cortina, esta tropa ha jurado, bajo el liderazgo de Judith, l. a. hija mayor, encontrar «un hogar cálido y estable» y permanecer unida pese a los ocasionales caprichos de sus distintos padres (dos ociosos millonarios, un príncipe italiano, una estrella de cine) de separarlos. Boyne cae subyugado por el ímpetu de Judith y casi sin querer se encuentra tutelando sus tremendos planes; de pronto los angeles madurez se le aparece como «la escalofriante mediocridad de los angeles vejez» y l. a. mujer con l. a. que esperaba casarse, una ominosa figura que no encaja en este inopinado idilio. Los niños pertenece al ciclo ultimate de las novelas de Edith Wharton: tenía casi setenta años cuando l. a. publicó en 1928. Fue uno de sus mayores top dealers y una de sus obras maestras.

Show description

...

Read More Read More

The Night Before Christmas (Penguin Christmas Classics) by Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol

The Night Before Christmas (Penguin Christmas Classics) by Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol

By Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol

One of 5 loved Christmas classics
 
Written in 1831 via the daddy of Russian literature, this uproarious story tells of the blacksmith Vakula’s conflict with the satan, who has stolen the moon and hidden it in his pocket, permitting him to wreak havoc at the village of Dikanka. either the satan and Vakula are in love with Oksana, the main attractive woman in Dikanka. Vakula is set to win her over; the satan, both decided, unleashes a storm from snow to thwart Vakula’s efforts. Zany and mischievous, and drawing suggestion from the people stories of Gogol’s far-flung village in Ukraine, The evening earlier than Christmas is the foundation for lots of motion picture and opera diversifications, and continues to be learn aloud to young children on Christmas Eve in Ukraine and Russia.

Show description

...

Read More Read More

Of Human Bondage (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by W. Somerset Maugham

Of Human Bondage (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by W. Somerset Maugham

By W. Somerset Maugham

Of Human Bondage, by way of W. Somerset Maugham, is a part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which deals caliber versions at cheap costs to the coed and the overall reader, together with new scholarship, considerate layout, and pages of conscientiously crafted extras. listed here are many of the awesome good points of Barnes & Noble Classics:

• New introductions commissioned from today's best writers and students
• Biographies of the authors
• Chronologies of up to date old, biographical, and cultural occasions
• Footnotes and endnotes
• Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, performs, work, operas, statuary, and flicks encouraged via the paintings
• reviews through different well-known authors
• research inquiries to problem the reader's viewpoints and expectancies
• Bibliographies for extra analyzing
• Indices & Glossaries, while appropriate

All versions are fantastically designed and are published to enhanced requisites; a few contain illustrations of ancient curiosity. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls jointly a constellation of influences—biographical, old, and literary—to improve each one reader's realizing of those enduring works.[/b]One of the main extensively learn novels of the 20 th century, W. Somerset Maugham’s masterpiece Of Human Bondage offers a harrowing depiction of unrequited love. Philip Carey, a delicate orphan born with a clubfoot, reveals himself in determined want of ardour and suggestion. He abandons his stories to trip, first to Heidelberg, after which to Paris, the place he nurses goals of changing into a very good artist. Philip’s younger idealism erodes, even if, as he comes face-to-face together with his personal mediocrity and shortage of influence at the global. After returning to London to review drugs, he turns into wildly infatuated with Mildred, a vulgar, tawdry waitress, and starts off a doomed love affair that would swap the process his life.
 
First released in 1915, the semi-autobiographical Of Human Bondage combines the values left over from the Victorian period with the existing irony and depression of the early 20th century. Unsentimental but bursting with deep feeling, Of Human Bondage continues to be Maugham’s so much entire assertion of the significance of actual and religious liberty, a subject that resounds extra loudly than ever today. Carin Companick is a contract author and a consultant within the box of language skillability evaluate. She studied English literature at Haverford collage and accomplished her graduate paintings in Victorian and smooth literature at Columbia college. She lives and works in Princeton, New Jersey.

Show description

...

Read More Read More