Download PDF by Henry James: Lo más selecto

By Henry James

ISBN-10: 8490651639

ISBN-13: 9788490651636

En esta edición se reúnen dos volúmenes de cuentos y nouvelles de Henry James tal como se publicaron en vida de su autor: Una vida en Londres y otros relatos (1889) y Lo más selecto (1903). Ambos volúmenes pertenecen a los angeles etapa de madurez de su autor: se trata, pues, de una muestra representativa, fiel a su concepción unique, y prácticamente inédita −sólo dos de los trece relatos incluidos habían aparecido antes en España−, del James más exquisito y profundo, el de l. a. época, por un lado, de Los papeles de Aspern y La lección del maestro y, por otro, de Los embajadores.

«No es culpa mía −dice uno de los narradores de esta selección− si estoy hecho de tal manera que con frecuencia encuentro más vida en situaciones oscuras y sujetas a interpretación que en el grosero barullo del primer plano.» Personalidades oscuras −y muchas veces sin recursos− constituyen de hecho el cuadro basic de estas narraciones; sin embargo, su carácter no impide que sean delicadas, críticas, artísticas, a veces suicidas figuras de los angeles verdad (de los angeles libertad incluso) que, por obra de l. a. más intensa observación y del más mágico estilo, arrebatan a cualquier héroe o heroína convencional l. a. dignidad del protagonismo. Como cube uno de los personajes: «No tenemos posición social, pero no nos importa, ¿verdad?; eso es porque conocemos l. a. diferencia entre las realidades y las farsas».

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Get These Extremes: Poems and Prose PDF

By Richard Bausch

ISBN-10: 0807135216

ISBN-13: 9780807135211

In his first choice of poetry and prose, award-winning fiction author Richard Bausch proves that he's additionally an complete poet. Penned over a span of decades, the poems in those Extremes take care of a wide selection of topics. Many concentrate on Bausch's circle of relatives and relationships. in a single lengthy, touching poem, "Barbara (1943-1974)," the poet memorializes his oldest sister, who died younger. He additionally bargains prose reminiscence items, reminiscences from his adolescence and youth. In those short "essays," Bausch attracts loving yet unsentimental images of his father, mom, and different kinfolk as he displays at the experience of belonging that he received from his family--something he hopes to cross directly to his personal teenagers during this violent, chaotic global. In "Back Stories," the heart of the e-book, Bausch without problems weaves poems round widely used characters from historical past, literature, videos, and renowned culture--including Thomas Jefferson, Shakespeare's Falstaff, Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and Sam, the piano participant from Casablanca. Decidedly available in shape, subject, and expression, those Extremes will shock and enjoyment enthusiasts of poetry and enthusiasts of Bausch's tales and novels.

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Mary Roberts Rinehart's More Tish (HarperPerennial Classics) PDF

By Mary Roberts Rinehart

ISBN-10: 1443444456

ISBN-13: 9781443444453

Tish Carberry, Aggie, and Lizzie embark on 3 extra outrageous adventures in additional Tish. After effectively taking over a band of teach bandits, the ladies go back domestic and look for how one can support with the struggle effort—a seek that finally takes them to the battlefields of Europe, a lot to the chagrin of the military.

More Tish is the 3rd ebook within the Tish Carberry sequence. It contains the tales “The Cave on Thunder Cloud,” “Tish Does Her Bit,” and “Salvage.”

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Get Benito Cereno PDF

By Hermin Melvile

ISBN-10: 1612190847

ISBN-13: 9781612190846

"What has solid any such shadow upon you?"
"The Negro."

With its severe mixture of secret, event, and a shock finishing, Benito Cereno before everything turns out only a provocative instance from the style Herman Melville created along with his early best-selling novels of the ocean. besides the fact that, so much Melville students contemplate it his such a lot subtle paintings, and plenty of, akin to novelist Ralph Ellison, have hailed it because the such a lot piercing examine slavery in all of American literature.

Based on a true lifestyles incident--the personality names stay unchanged--Benito Cereno tells what occurs whilst an American service provider send comes upon a mysterious Spanish send the place the approximately all-black workforce and their white captain are ravenous and but antagonistic to bargains of support. Melville's so much centred political paintings, it's rife with allusions (a send named after Santo Domingo, web site of the slave rebellion led by way of Toussaint L'Ouverture), analogies (does the good-hearted but obtuse American captain confer with the yankee personality itself?), and mirroring photos that deepen our reflections on human oppression and its resultant depravities.

It is, briefly, a multi-layered masterpiece that rewards repeated readings, and deepens our appreciation of Melville's genius.

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American Writers and the Approach of World War II, by Ichiro Takayoshi PDF

By Ichiro Takayoshi

ISBN-10: 1107085268

ISBN-13: 9781107085268

Ichiro Takayoshi's ebook argues that global battle II remodeled American literary tradition. From the mid-1930s to the yank access into global conflict II in 1941, preeminent figures from Ernest Hemingway to Reinhold Neibuhr answered to the flip of the public's curiosity from the industrial melancholy at domestic to the threat of totalitarian platforms in another country through generating novels, brief tales, performs, poems, and cultural feedback during which they prophesied the arrival of a moment global conflict and explored how the United States may well arrange for it. the diversity of competing solutions provided a wealthy legacy of idioms, symbols, and conventional arguments that was once destined to license America's promoting of its values and pursuits worldwide for the remainder of the 20th century. bold in scope and addressing a big diversity of writers, thinkers, and artists, this booklet is the 1st to set up the outlines of yankee tradition in this pivotal interval.

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Download e-book for kindle: Wolf: The Lives of Jack London by James L. Haley

By James L. Haley

ISBN-10: 0465021670

ISBN-13: 9780465021673

Jack London used to be born a working-class, fatherless Californian in 1876. In his adolescence he used to be a boundlessly lively adventurer at the bustling West Coast—by turns taking part in the function of hobo, sailor, prospector, and oyster pirate. He spent his short lifestyles speedily collecting the stories that will tell his acclaimed, best-selling books: The name of the Wild, White Fang, and The Sea Wolf.

London used to be tormented by contradictions. He chronicled nature at its so much savage, yet wept helplessly on the deaths of his favourite animals. At his top the highest-paid author in the US, he used to be however regularly broke. An irrepressibly positive crusader for social justice, he burned himself out at 40: unwell, offended, and upset, yet forsaking a voluminous literary legacy, a lot of it ripe for rediscovery.

In Wolf, award-winning writer James L. Haley explores the forgotten Jack London—at as soon as a hard-living globetrotter and a guy alive with rules, whose ardour for social justice roared till the day he died. Returning London to his right position within the American pantheon, Wolf resurrects an immense American novelist in his complete hearth and glory.

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Language and the Renewal of Society in Walt Whitman, Laura by C. Billitteri PDF

By C. Billitteri

ISBN-10: 0230608361

ISBN-13: 9780230608368

This publication takes up the utopian wish for an ideal language of phrases giving direct expression to the true, identified in Western inspiration as Cratylism, and its influence at the social visions and poetic tasks of 3 of the main intellectually formidable of yank writers: Walt Whitman, Laura (Riding) Jackson, and Charles Olson. A coda seems to be on the paintings of the Language writers, who hold ahead this custom in staggering methods. in response to shut readings of theoretical and poetic texts, and drawing on archival examine, this booklet makes simple claims: that trust in an intrinsic courting among phrases and issues is associated in American poetry to utopian social tasks; and that poets with a deep knowing of ways language operates are still interested in this belief—despite spotting its significant elements—because it permits them to articulate a social mandate for poetry.

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Download PDF by Jean Webster: Daddy-Long-Legs and Dear Enemy (Penguin Classics)

By Jean Webster

ISBN-10: 110149557X

ISBN-13: 9781101495575

One of many nice novels of yank girlhood, Jean Webster's Daddy-Long-Legs (1912) follows the adventures of an orphan named Judy Abbott, whose letters to her nameless male benefactor hint her improvement as an autonomous philosopher and author. Its sequel, Dear Enemy (1915), follows the growth of Judy's former orphanage, now run through her good friend Sallie McBride, who struggles to provide her younger fees wish and a brand new existence.

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Download e-book for kindle: The Long Valley (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics) by John Steinbeck

By John Steinbeck

ISBN-10: 144067406X

ISBN-13: 9781440674068

First released in 1938, this quantity of news gathered with the encouragement of his longtime editor Pascal Covici serves as an excellent creation to the paintings of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck. Set within the appealing Salinas Valley of California, the place uncomplicated humans farm the land and fight to discover a spot for themselves on the planet, those tales replicate Steinbeck’s attribute pursuits: the tensions among city and state, workers and vendors, prior and current. integrated listed here are the O. Henry Prize-winning tale “The Murder”; “The Chrysanthemums,” possibly Steinbeck’s such a lot tough tale, either in my view and artistically; “Flight,” “The Snake,” “The White Quail,” and the vintage stories of “The pink Pony.” With an advent and notes by means of John H. Timmerman.

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Get The Gun and the Pen: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, and PDF

By Keith Gandal

ISBN-10: 019533891X

ISBN-13: 9780195338911

ISBN-10: 0199713383

ISBN-13: 9780199713387

Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and William Faulkner stand because the American voice of the nice conflict. yet used to be it struggle that drove them to put in writing? now not based on Keith Gandal, who argues that the authors' well-known postwar novels have been inspired no longer through their reports of the horrors of conflict yet quite via their failure to have these reports. those 'quintessential' male American novelists of the Twenties have been all, for various purposes, deemed wrong as applicants for complete army carrier or command. for this reason, Gandal contends, they felt themselves emasculated--not, because the ordinary tale is going, as a result of their encounters with trench battle, yet simply because they bought nowhere close to the true motion. Bringing to mild formerly unexamined military files, together with new information regarding the intelligence assessments, The Gun and the Pen demonstrates that the authors' annoyed army pursuits came about within the forgotten context of the unheard of U.S. mobilization for the good battle, an intensive attempt to rework the military right into a meritocratic establishment, detached to ethnic and sophistication distinction (though to not racial difference). For those misplaced new release writers, the humiliating failure vis-?-vis the military intended a humiliation earlier than ladies and an lack of ability to compete effectively in a emerging social order, opposed to a brand new set of individuals. The Gun and the Pen restores those seminal novels to their right ancient context and gives a huge revision of our figuring out of America's postwar literature.

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