Pleasure (Penguin Classics)

By Gabriele D'Annunzio

Putting the intercourse again in Pleasure, here is the 1st new English translation because the Victorian period of the good Italian masterpiece of sensuality and seduction
 

Like Oscar Wilde’s Dorian grey, Andrea Sperelli lives his lifestyles as a piece of artwork, looking good looks and flouting the principles of morality and social interplay alongside the best way. In his aristocratic circles in Rome, he's a serial seducer. yet there are girls who command his designated regard: the gorgeous younger widow Elena, and the natural, virgin-like Maria. In Andrea’s pursuit of the exalted heights of maximum excitement, he performs them opposed to one another, spinning a sadistic internet of lust and deceit.

This new translation of D’Annunzio’s masterpiece, the 1st in additional than 100 years, restores what was once thought of too offensive to be integrated within the 1898 translation—some of the very scenes which are key to the novel’s prestige as a landmark of literary decadence.

For greater than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more suitable by means of introductions and notes by way of uncommon students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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Gesammelte Werke: Essays + Aufsätze + Satiren + Kritiken + Autobiografische Schriften (Über 600 Titel in einem Buch - Vollständige Ausgaben): Goethes Wahlverwandtschaften ... der Geschichte und mehr (German Edition)

Dieses publication: "Gesammelte Werke: Essays + Aufsätze + Satiren + Kritiken + Autobiografische Schriften (Über six hundred Titel in einem Buch - Vollständige Ausgabe)" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen.
Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) warfare ein deutscher Philosoph, Literaturkritiker und Übersetzer der Werke von Balzac, Baudelaire und Marcel Proust.
Inhalt:
Einbahnstraße
Kritiken und Rezensionen
Selbstzeugnisse
Städtebilder
Berliner Kindheit um Neunzehnhundert
Tiergarten
Kaiserpanorama
Die Siegessäule
Das Telephon
Schmetterlingsjagd
Abreise und rückkehr
Zu spät gekommen
Wintermorgen
Steglitzer Ecke Genthiner
Die Speisekammer
Erwachen des Sexus
Eine Todesnachricht
Über Sprache überhaupt und über die Sprache des Menschen
Deutsche Menschen
Der Begriff der Kunstkritik in der deutschen Romantik
Abhandlungen
Der Begriff der Kunstkritik in der deutschen
Goethes Wahlverwandtschaften
Ursprung des deutschen Trauerspiels
Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit
Charles Baudelaire, Ein Lyriker im Zeitalter des Hochkapitalismus
Über den Begriff der Geschichte
Aufsätze, Essays, Vorträge
Frühe Arbeiten zur Bildungs- und Kulturkritik
Metaphysisch-geschichtsphilosophische Studien
Literarische und ästhetische Essays
Literarische Rundfunkvorträge
Ästhetische Fragmente
Vorträge und Reden
Enzyklopädieartikel
Kulturpolitische Artikel und Aufsätze
Kleine Prosa
Denkbilder
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Berichte
Illustrierte Aufsätze
Hörmodelle
Das kalte Herz
Rundfunkgeschichten für Kinder
Geschichten und Novellistisches
Rätsel
Sonette
Miszellen
Das Passagen-Werk
Übertragungen
Zur Sprachphilosophie und Erkenntniskritik
Zur ethical und Anthropologie
Zur Geschichtsphilosophie, Historik und Politik
Zur Ästhetik
Charakteristiken und Kritiken
Zur Literaturkritik
Zu Grenzgebieten
Betrachtungen und Notizen
Autobiographische Schriften
Lebensläufe
Aufzeichnungen 1906-1932
Berliner Chronik

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Bosnian Chronicle: A Novel

By Ivo Andric

From Library magazine review:
This novel, the 1st quantity in Nobel Prize winner Andric's Bosnian trilogy, debuted in 1963. LJ 's reviewer heaped upon it excessive compliment, discovering it "rich with humanity and the humor that includes wisdom" ( LJ 11/1/63). The plot explores the lives of the population of town of Travnik within the early years of the nineteenth century. With Bosnia a lot within the information nowadays, this continues to be "an crucial addition for all fiction collections."

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Baby Proof: A Novel

By Emily Giffin

Baby Proof

Emily Griffin

A novel that explores the query: Is there ever a deal-breaker in terms of actual love?

Claudia Parr has every thing going for her. A profitable editor at a publishing residence in ny, she's additionally a faithful sister, aunt, and pal. but she's by no means desired to develop into a mother--which she discovers is an important hurdle to marriage, whatever she desperately desires. Then she meets her soul mate Ben who, miraculously, feels an identical means approximately parenthood. the 2 fall in love and marry, devoted to each other and their lifetime of experience and discovery. All's good until eventually one in all them has a transformation of middle. somebody desires a toddler after all.

This is the witty, heartfelt tale approximately what occurs to the suitable couple once they unexpectedly wish various things and there's no compromise. it truly is approximately finding out what's most vital in existence and wagering every thing to get it. And so much of all, it really is in regards to the issues we will--and won't--do for love.

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Tales of Natural and Unnatural Catastrophes

By Patricia Highsmith

The mythical author Patricia Highsmith is better remembered this day for her chilling mental thrillers The gifted Mr. Ripley and Strangers on a Train, which used to be made into the vintage movie through Alfred Hitchcock and Raymond Chandler. A critically-acclaimed top vendor in Europe, Highsmith struggled in the course of her existence for popularity within the usa, yet considering that her demise in 1995 Highsmith’s recognition has grown significantly, and he or she is now well-known as one of many signature voices of the afflicted 20th century. “When the airborne dirt and dust has settled,” critic A.N. Wilson wrote, “and whilst the chronicle of twentieth-century American literature involves be written, historical past will position Highsmith on the best of the pyramid, as we should always position Dostoevsky on the most sensible of the Russian hierarchy of novelists.”

Tales of normal and Unnatural Catastrophes is the final brief fiction released in the course of Highsmith's lifetime. the 10 eerily up to date tales chronicle a global long gone a little mad; environmental degradation, apocalyptic catastrophe, political chaos, and non secular conservatism are captured in incisive prose that leaves us haunted with “afterimages that may tremble—but stay—in our minds” (The New Yorker).

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Literatura Europea y Edad Media Latina, Volumen 1

By Ernst Robert Curtius

Curtius realiza un planteamiento audaz de cuestiones fundamentales para los angeles historia de los angeles literatura y de las principles, los angeles transmisión de temas y formas, los angeles creación literaria y l. a. apreciación estética. Su mayor mérito es el espíritu que los angeles alienta: un noble afán de salvaguardar el precioso legado del humanismo europeo.

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The Inner Life of Martin Frost: A Film

By Paul Auster

A Picador Paperback Original

A new motion picture written and directed through Paul Auster, starring David Thewlis, Irene Jacob, Michael Imperioli, and Sophie Auster.

From The long island Trilogy to The ebook of Illusions and Travels within the Scriptorium, Paul Auster is considered one of America's so much spectacularly creative novelists. Smoke, Blue within the Face, and Lulu at the Bridge validated him as an award-winning filmmaker. The internal lifetime of Martin Frost brings jointly his abilities as a novelist and filmmaker with a piece that's soft, relocating, and funny.

Searching for solitude, the author Martin Frost borrows a friend's state condo. Waking up one morning, he's surprised to discover an almost bare younger girl beside him in mattress. She additionally has a key to the home and claims to be the owner's niece. Martin's preliminary annoyance at Claire's intrusion is quickly forgotten as he falls passionately in love together with her. even if it really is published that Claire isn't who she claims to be, their idyllic ardour continues--until she all of sudden falls ill.

The internal lifetime of Martin Frost is predicated on an imaginary movie that looks in his novel The e-book of Illusions. not like the fictitious Hector Spelling's "lost" 1946 black and white movie of an identical identify, Auster's luminous occasion of the mysteries of affection, artwork, and the mind's eye might be published in 2007.

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Man in the Middle

By Brian Haig

For newly promoted military lieutenant colonel Sean Drummond, his most recent project begins barely enough: discover if the demise of 1 of D.C.'s so much influential security officers was once homicide or suicide. such a lot investigators might name it a cut-and-dried case, yet not anything is ever that simple.

Teamed with Bian Tran, the sexy military army Police officer investigating the case, Drummond is set to embark on a trip that takes him from the labyrinthine channels of yank intelligence to the killing rooms of Iraq. None of will probably be tougher than navigating the shadowy minds and motivations of his enemies and so-called colleagues.

What Drummond uncovers will make him query every thing he believes in. as the extra he digs, the extra he learns concerning the key players-American and center Eastern-in a battle that rages bloodier on a daily basis. A warfare the place betrayal is a regular incidence and makes him ask: Are my loyalties to my superiors or to the yankee infantrymen struggling with for his or her lives?

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Tigers in Red Weather: A Novel

By Liza Klaussmann

Nick and her cousin Helena grew up in a global of solar bleached boat docks, tennis whites, and nighttime gin events at Tiger apartment, the relatives domestic on Martha's winery. within the wake of the second one international struggle, the 2 ladies are at the cusp of beginning their "real lives": Helena is off to Hollywood and a brand new marriage to the charismatic Avery Lewis, whereas Nick is heading for a reunion along with her personal husband, Hughes Derringer, approximately to come back from the warfare. the realm turns out rife with possibility.

The gilt quickly starts to crack. Avery isn't the guy he appears, and Hughes has grown far-off, his internal gentle curtained over. on the point of the Nineteen Sixties, Nick and Helena-with their young children Daisy and Ed-try to recapture that past experience of risk. yet then Daisy and Ed realize whatever really lousy, and the darkish thread of the family's heritage slowly starts off to solve. The secrets and techniques and lies that every member concept lengthy buried start to floor.

Brilliantly informed with the tempestuous attractiveness of F. Scott Fitzgerald and the suspenseful darkish longing of Patricia Highsmith, Tigers in pink Weather is a nearly unbearably compelling tale of liars, lust, and secrets and techniques. It heralds the coming of a fierce literary expertise.

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Science Fiction: A Very Short Introduction

By David Seed

Frankenstein, The Time laptop, celebrity Trek, Dune, 1984, Blade Runner--science fiction has been defined as a mixture of romance, technological know-how, and prophecy; as a style in accordance with an imagined substitute to the reader's setting; and as a kind of wonderful fiction and old literature. It has additionally been argued that technological know-how fiction narratives are the main engaged, socially correct, and conscious of the trendy technological atmosphere. during this Very brief creation, David Seed does not supply a heritage of technology fiction, yet as a substitute makes an attempt to tie examples of technology fiction to diversified historic moments, which will reveal how technological know-how fiction has advanced through the years, in particular the emergence of technological know-how fiction as a well-liked style within the twentieth century. Seed seems to be not just at literature, but in addition at drama and poetry, in addition to movie. analyzing recurrent subject matters in technology fiction, he seems to be at voyages into house, the idea that of the alien and replacement social identities, the position of know-how in technological know-how fiction, and its relation to time--in the previous, current, and future.

About the sequence: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very brief Introductions supply an advent to a couple of life's finest subject matters. Written via specialists for the newcomer, they reveal the best modern brooding about the vital difficulties and matters in enormous quantities of key themes, from philosophy to Freud, quantum thought to Islam.

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