Download E-books Arthurian Narrative in the Latin Tradition (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature) PDF

By Siân Echard

This e-book takes a special examine the Latin Arthurian culture, putting authors similar to Geoffrey of Monmouth within the context of Latin histories, monastic chronicles, saints' lives, and different Latin prose Arthurian narratives. putting them opposed to a history of the Angevin court docket of Henry II, the e-book introduces a brand new set of texts into the Arthurian canon and indicates the way to comprehend their position in that culture.

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By Pamela Redmond Satran

A narrative of notion and transformation for the particularly determined housewife—now a television sequence from the writer of Sex and the City, starring Sutton Foster and Hilary Duff!

She’s the right age to be his mother.

Alice has continually regarded younger for her age, inspite of her graying hair and her dowdy New Jersey housewife variety. Make that ex-housewife: Now that her husband’s long gone and her daughter is grown, Alice is in determined desire of a complete new lifestyles. So she we could her ally Maggie, a hip manhattan urban artist, remodel her on New Year’s Eve. quickly, because of the wonders of hair dye and tight denims, Alice appears really younger, as one evening in a ny bar confirms. in the dark, she kisses a boy who was once in diapers while she was once in excessive school.

She’s having an excessive amount of enjoyable to care.

The white lie Alice tells Josh will get her considering that if not anyone asks her age, she doesn’t need to inform. So she applies for a role she had in short sooner than turning into a full-time mom—and will get it. in the meantime, Josh is falling head over heels for Alice, who’s simply approach cooler than ladies his age. He figures she’s approximately twenty-nine—and for the 1st time given that she used to be twenty-nine, or potentially ever, Alice feels that lifestyles is ripe with risk. regrettably one probability is that she’s gonna get caught.

hard the adage that the reality will set you unfastened, Younger is a hilarious and insightful tale that proves that you’re merely as younger as you are feeling.

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Download E-books The Mongolian Conspiracy PDF

By Rafael Bernal

A gripping and hilarious Sixties Mexico urban noir

Only a number of days ahead of the country stopover at of the President of the U.S., Filiberto García ― an impeccably groomed "gun for hire," ex-Mexican innovative, and vintage anti-hero ― is recruited by way of the Mexican police to find how a lot fact there can be to KGB and FBI studies of a Chinese-Mongolian plot to assassinate the Soviet and American presidents in the course of the unveiling of a statue.

García kills a number of undesirable men as he searches for clues within the opium dens, curio outlets, and Cantonese eating places of Mexico City’s Chinatown ― clues that seem to indicate to not Mongolia, yet to Cuba. but because the our bodies pile up, he starts to discover strains of slimy political dealings: are neighborhood gears grinding away in those machinations of an "international incident"? Pulsating at the back of the smokescreen of this vintage noir are fierce curses, an incredibly blameless affair,smoldering conversation, and unforgettable riffs in regards to the which means of existence, the Mexican Revolution, girls, and the easiest gun to take advantage of for close-range killing.

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Download E-books A Clergyman's Daughter PDF

By George Orwell

Dorothy, the heroine of this novel, plays solid works, cultivates stable techniques, and pricks her arm with a pin while a nasty idea arises. She then has a sequence of unforeseen and degrading adventures after changing into a sufferer of amnesia. notwithstanding she regains her lifestyles as a clergyman’s daughter, she has misplaced her faith.

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Download E-books After Me Comes the Flood PDF

By Sarah Perry

Longlisted for the dad or mum First booklet Award

Winner of the East Anglian booklet of the yr Award 2014

One sizzling summer's day, John Cole makes a decision to go away his existence in the back of.

He shuts up the book shop nobody ever involves and drives out of London. whilst his motor vehicle breaks down and he turns into misplaced on an remoted street, he is going trying to find aid, and stumbles into the grounds of a grand yet dilapidated condo.

Its citizens welcome him with open palms - yet there's extra to this unusual neighborhood than meets the attention. all of them understand him through identify, they've ready a room for him, and declare to were looking ahead to him all alongside.

As nights and days cross John unearths himself drawn right into a baffling menagerie. there's Hester, their matriarchal, controlling host; Alex and Claire, siblings choked with child-like ask yourself and delusions; the mercurial Eve; Elijah - a faithless former preacher haunted via the Bible; and chain-smoking Walker, wreathed in smoke and hostility. who're those humans? And what do they intend for John?

Elegant, lightly sinister and psychologically advanced, After Me Comes The Flood is a haunting and hypnotic debut novel via an excellent new voice.

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Download E-books Dead Lovers: Erotic Bonds and the Study of Premodern Europe PDF

From Eurydice to Laura and past, useless fanatics name forth robust expressions of grief, sorrow, love, and longing. They party mourning and different rituals and appear to be intrinsically certain up with altering rules of subjecthood itself. Dead Lovers explores the advanced attachments to the determine of the useless lover in Western literature, artwork, and other kinds of cultural expression from classical antiquity in the course of the heart a long time and into the early glossy period. 

 

By reflecting at the examine of useless enthusiasts, those essays additionally hint the advance of subject matters and claims in terms of our personal funding in a “dead” yet eroticized prior that we search to recover. The assortment bargains a sustained dialogue of ways scholarly curiosity within the illustration of loss and erotic bonds increases urgent questions on nostalgia, functionality, the position of have an effect on in highbrow paintings, and the gendered cultural values that script the outline and event of the erotic. In its concentrate on loss as a website of have an effect on and mind's eye, Dead enthusiasts offers an unique and provocative contribution to the historical past of scholarship.

 

Basil Dufallo is Assistant Professor of Greek and Latin and Comparative Literature on the college of Michigan.

Peggy McCracken is Professor of French and Women’s reports on the college of Michigan.

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Download E-books Theopompus the Historian PDF

By Gordon S. Shrimpton

This serious examine analyzes direct facts in regards to the lifestyles and misplaced works of Theopompus of Chios, the 4th-century BC historian and orator. In a translation of surviving citations of Theopompus' paintings and of the references made to Theopompus' paintings by means of different writers, the textual content makes to be had all that is still of Theopompus' writings. Theopompus was once basically recognized in antiquity for his old works, which integrated "Hellenica", a 12-volume historical past of Greece, and the 58-volume "Philippica", which targeted mostly at the occupation of Philip II of Macedon. All of Theopompus' works have been misplaced via overdue antiquity other than fifty three volumes of the "Philippica", which survived into Byzantine occasions simply to vanish through the tenth century. focusing on the "Hellenica" and the "Philippica", the writer of this article reports the fragments to bare what may be gleaned concerning the scope and content material of Theopompus' significant works. He offers systematically with the issues of interpretation and makes transparent the methodological historical past of his reconstructions and reviews, furnishing the foundation for extra methodological debate. Theopompus' ethical and political beliefs are mentioned, as are his therapy of 2 of an important figures of the center of the 4th century BC, Philip and Demosthenes. furthermore, there's an index of the right kind names present in the fragments.

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Download E-books Temporary Kings PDF

By Anthony Powell

A Dance to the song of Time – his really good 12-novel series, which chronicles the lives of over 300 characters, is a distinct evocation of lifestyles in twentieth-century England.

The novels stick with Nicholas Jenkins, Kenneth Widmerpool and others, as they negotiate the highbrow, cultural and social hurdles that stand among them and the “Acceptance World.”

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Download E-books The Sound of the Mountain PDF

By Yasunari Kawabata, Edward G. Seidensticker

Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata’s The Sound of the Mountain is a gorgeous rendering of the problem of outdated age — the sluggish, reluctant narrowing of a human lifestyles, besides the surprising upsurges of ardour that remove darkness from its ultimate.
 
by way of day Ogata Shingo, an aged Tokyo businessman, is afflicted through small disasters of reminiscence. At evening he affiliates the far away rumble he hears from the close by mountain with the sounds of loss of life. In among are the complicated relationships that have been as soon as the rules of Shingo’s life:  his attempting spouse; his philandering son; and his attractive daughter-in-law, who conjures up in him either pity and the stirrings of wish. Out of this translucent net of attachments, Kawabata has crafted a singular that could be a robust, serenely saw meditation at the relentless march of time.

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