By Henry James
The larger the windbag the better the calamity.
Henry James examines considered one of his favourite topics--the artist's position in society--by profiling a "genius" who simply can't appear to help himself. a stunning highbrow and amazing speaker, Mr. Saltram has develop into the main sought-after houseguest in England. yet, as his highbrow labors slacken, it beomes tougher and tougher to get him to leave.
A wry, edgy comedy in regards to the high quality line among making art...and freeloading. The Coxon Fund exhibits off a present that's hardly ever liked approximately Henry James: he could be wickedly humorous.
By Rabindranath Tagore
Riche brahmane, Bhupati n’a nul besoin de se mêler des affaires du monde. Il consacre pourtant sa vie au magazine anglophone et progressiste qu’il a fondé. Accaparé par son travail, il délaisse sa femme, l. a. belle et jeune Chârulatâ. Entourée de domestiques, maintenue dans l. a. désinvolture de l’enfance, Chârulatâ s’ennuie.
Bhupati confie à son cousin Amal, étudiant qu’il héberge, le soin de los angeles distraire par des cours particuliers. Traditionnellement acceptée dans los angeles société indienne, cette intimité avec le jeune beau-frère prend peu à peu un travel passionné. Ensemble ils partagent leur envie d’écrire sans être lus.
Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), l’un des plus grands écrivains indiens du xxe siècle, a reçu le prix Nobel de littérature en 1913. Poète, romancier, dramaturge, musicien, acteur, peintre a lutté pour l’indépendance de l’Inde, contre l. a. partition du Bengale, et a soutenu le mouvement de Gandhi. Chârulatâ est paru pour los angeles première fois en français aux éditions Zulma en 2009.
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By Leo Tolstoy
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By Bertolt Brecht
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The sturdy individual of Szechwan is a masterpiece of minimalist layout and style that shines a mild on human nature and social mores.
By F. Scott Fitzgerald
The bestselling gentle is the evening used to be F. Scott Fitzgerald's ultimate, and so much autobiographical, novel, shooting in fiction the complexity, frustration, intensity and supreme destruction of affection among Fitzgerald and his spouse, Zelda Sayre, who was once on the time of his writing constrained in a psychological institution.
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By Titus Livy
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An beautiful Deluxe version of the Anglican prayer booklet and literary masterpiece commemorates the 350th anniversary of the 1662 version in detail general to our such a lot enduring writers
As necessary to the canon because the Bible and the performs of Shakespeare, The e-book of universal Prayer has been in day-by-day use for hundreds of years. initially produced for the Church of britain within the 16th century by means of Thomas Cranmer, who used to be burned on the stake upon the accession to the throne of the ardently Catholic Queen Mary, it comprises the total liturgy as first offered in English-as good as a few of the oldest words for use via glossy English audio system. H ere are day-by-day prayers, scripture readings, psalm recitals, and the companies marking such non secular milestones as baptism, affirmation, and marriage, all from the 1662 variation, whose effect could be visible within the paintings of a few of the best writers in English literature, from Donne and fast to Austen and the Brontës.
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By Nadine Gordimer
A startling new paintings: ten fictions, every one a revelation of our inside lives, each one getting into unexpected contexts of our modern global. within the identify tale, an earthquake exposes either an ocean mattress strewn with treasure one of the lifeless and the avarice of the town's survivors.
In "The Diamond Mine," a girl recollects her younger surreptitious sexual initiation, whereas she and her mom and dad chauffeured a tender soldier to his wartime embarkation.
The anopleles mosquito brings dying to the saunas and different playgrounds of the built global in "The Emissary."
"Mission Statement" is the tale of a improvement service provider official's idealism, the ghosts of colonial heritage, and a love affair with a central authority legitimate that ends astoundingly.
"The iteration Gap" turns the "gap" the other way up whilst a father's bid for freedom shocks his grownup children.
In "Homage," one in all Europe's extraterrestrial beings visits the grave of the baby-kisser he was once paid to assassinate.
In "Karma," Gordimer's inventiveness understands no bounds: in 5 returns to the earthly existence, taking up diversified a long time and genders, a disembodied narrator testifies to unfinished business--critically, wittily--and questions the character of life.