Mount Analogue;: A novel of symbolically authentic non-Euclidean adventures in mountain climbing

In this novel/allegory the narrator/author units sail within the yacht most unlikely to look for Mount Analogue, the geographically positioned, albeit hidden, top that reaches inexorably towards heaven.

Daumal's symbolic mountain represents how to fact that "cannot no longer exist," and his vintage allegory of man's look for himself embraces the understanding that you could understand and overcome one's personal reality.

during this novel/allegory the narrator/author units sail within the yacht most unlikely to look for Mount Analogue, the geographically positioned, albeit hidden, top that reaches inexorably towards heaven. Daumal's symbolic mountain represents how to fact that "cannot no longer exist," and his vintage allegory of man's look for himself embraces the understanding that it is easy to understand and overcome one's personal fact.

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The Lays of Beleriand

By J.R.R. Tolkien

The Lays of Beleriand are epic tales in verse type of the Elder days of Middle-earth. Contained herein is The Lay of the youngsters of Hurin, which inform the story of Turin Son of Hurin and Glorund the Dragon. The Lay of Leithian tells of Thingol, of the assembly of Beren and Luthien, and of the conflict among Fiingolfin and Morgoth. jointly those Lays shape a tremendous backdrop to The Silmarillion, and remove darkness from many of the oldest stories of Middle-earth.
Included within the quantity is C.S. Lewis's unique statement to Tolkien whilst the paintings was once first learn at a literary amassing of The Inklings.

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Rudolf (Writings from an Unbound Europe)

By Marian Pankowski

This novel, set within the Nineteen Seventies, tells the tale of the "author," a middle-aged Polish professor who lives in a foreign country yet who previous survived the Nazi focus camps, and Rudolf, an previous guy. informed in circulation of cognizance in addition to via a triangular correspondence between Rudolf, the writer, and the author's mom, the tale emerges as a story of subversion and liberation that echoes Gombrowicz in its exploration of transgressive wish. it will likely be of significant curiosity to these attracted to Polish literature and to readers of homosexual and lesbian literature.

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Crime and Punishment

By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The years sooner than he wrote Crime and Punishment (1866) have been undesirable ones for Dostoyevsky. His spouse and brother had died; the journal he and his brother had all started, Epoch, collapsed lower than its load of debt; and he was once threatened with debtor's legal. With an strengthen that he controlled to wangle for an unwritten novel, he fled to Wiesbaden, hoping to win sufficient on the roulette desk to get himself out of debt. as a substitute, he misplaced all his funds; he needed to pawn his outfits and beg pals for loans to pay his resort invoice and come back to Russia. one in all his begging letters went to editor, requesting an enhance on another unwritten novel — which he defined as Crime and Punishment.
One of the ideal masterpieces of worldwide literature, Crime and Punishment catapulted Dostoyevsky to the leading edge of Russian writers and into the ranks of the world's maximum novelists. Drawing upon stories from his personal criminal days, the writer recounts in feverish, compelling tones the tale of Raskolnikov, an impoverished pupil plagued by his personal nihilism, and the fight among sturdy and evil. Believing that he's above the legislation, and confident that humanitarian ends justify vile capability, he brutally murders an previous girl — a pawnbroker whom he regards as "stupid, unwell, greedy…good for nothing." beaten afterwards through emotions of guilt and terror, Raskolnikov confesses to the crime and is going to legal. There he realizes that happiness and redemption can purely be completed via anguish. Infused with forceful spiritual, social, and philosophical parts, the radical used to be an instantaneous luck. This impressive, unforgettable paintings is reprinted the following within the authoritative Constance Garnett translation.
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The Painter of Souls: A Novel

By Philip Kazan

An awesome tale of ardour, paintings, and intrigue, this novel trips to a time and position in Italy the place wish reigns supreme―and salvation is located within the strangest of places.

attractiveness could be a gift―or a depraved temptation.

So it really is for Filippo Lippi, starting to be up in Renaissance Florence. He has a talent―not in basic terms can he see the wonder in every thing, he can seize it, paint it. yet whereas good looks can seduce you and paintings can delivery you―it can't continually feed you or guard you.

To live on, Pippo Lippi, orphan, road urchin, budding rogue, needs to first turn into Fra Filippo Lippi: Carmelite friar, guy of God. His existence will take him down paths straight away. he'll turn into a gambler, a forger, a seducer of nuns; and while he'll be the best painter of his time, the instructor of Botticelli and the confidante of the Medicis.

So who's he really―lover, believer, father, instructor, artist? Is whatever real other than the paintings?

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature

By Margaret Drabble

While the 5th version of The Oxford spouse to English Literature seemed, The big apple occasions ebook Review, in a front-page evaluate, hailed it as "a fabulous, infuriating, a laugh, and informative struggle horse of a booklet" and "a resource of actual delight," including "No ask yourself the publication is, as pass over Drabble says, 'much loved'." Now, Margaret Drabble has up-to-date the 5th variation, including sixty thoroughly new entries and revising the entries on modern writers.
Readers will locate many new faces the following. Drabble has brought dozens of latest novelists, poets, and different literary figures, together with Martin Amis, Wendy Cope, Salman Rushdie, David Hare, P.D. James, Paul Theroux, A.N. Wilson, Anita Brookner, J.M. Coetzee, Robertson Davies, Thomas Keneally, David Malouf, Toni Morrison, and Gore Vidal. There also are new appendices directory winners of significant literary prizes--including the Nobel Prize for Literature, the Pulitzer Prize, and the Booker Prize--and a whole chronology spanning approximately one thousand years of English literature, from Beowulf to the current day. after all, the Companion keeps to supply unequalled insurance of English literature, from its classical roots (with entries on Homer, Plato, Virgil, and Catullus) to its ecu affects (from Rabelais and Goethe to Cervantes, Schiller, and Baudelaire). The curious will locate info on fictional characters, the plots of significant works, literary and creative activities, severe phrases and thought, and lots more and plenty more.
accomplished, authoritative, and recent, this revised variation of The Oxford spouse to English Literature bargains the main whole reference consultant to our superb literary history.

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Life with a Star (Jewish Lives)

In Nazi-occupied Prague, ex-bank clerk Josef Roubick discovers that the prosaic global he has constantly inhabited is by surprise off-limits to him simply because he's a Jew. whilst he starts off to monitor his new, more and more skewed, and macabre atmosphere with resigned detachment, his lifestyles turns into situated on survival and at the unusually small issues he clings to so one can persevere.

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Proust: The Search (Jewish Lives)

An arresting new learn of the existence, occasions, and fulfillment of 1 of the main influential writers of the 20 th century

“Taylor’s recreation isn't really to give an explanation for the existence by way of the unconventional or the unconventional via the existence yet to teach how diversified occasions, assorted emotional upheavals, fired Proust’s mind's eye and, albeit occasionally thoroughly reworked, seemed in his paintings. the result's a really refined, thought-provoking book.”—Anka Muhlstein, writer of Balzac’s Omelette and Monsieur Proust’s Library
 
Marcel Proust got here into his personal as a novelist relatively past due in existence, but basically Shakespeare, Balzac, Dickens, Tolstoy, and Dostoyevsky have been his equals while it got here to making characters as memorably human. As biographer Benjamin Taylor indicates, Proust was once a literary light-weight prior to writing his multivolume masterwork In seek of misplaced Time, yet following a chain of momentous ancient and private occasions, he became—against all expectations—one of the best writers of his, and certainly any, era.
 
This insightful, superbly written biography examines Proust’s creative struggles—the “search” of the subtitle—and lovely metamorphosis within the context of his instances. Taylor offers an in-depth examine of the author’s lifestyles whereas exploring how Proust’s own correspondence and released works have been tremendously proficient via his mother’s Judaism, his homosexuality, and such dramatic occasions because the Dreyfus Affair and, mainly, global warfare I. As Taylor writes in his prologue, “Proust’s Search is the main encyclopedic of novels, encompassing the necessities of human nature. . . . His account, operating from the early years of the 3rd Republic to the aftermath of worldwide battle I, turns into the inclusive tale of all lives, a massive mimesis. To learn the whole Search is to discover oneself transfigured and triumphant at journey’s finish, at domestic in time and in eternity too.”

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Hand Me Down: A Novel

By Melanie Thorne

A Kirkus stories Best Fiction ebook of 2012

Hand Me Down, which remembers the gritty strength of Dorothy Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina, is fiction with the hoop of truth.” –San Jose Mercury information

Fourteen-year-old Elizabeth Reid has spent her lifestyles keeping her sister, Jaime, from their mom and dad’ merciless blunders and damaged gives you. while their mom chooses her moment husband and their new relatives over elevating her firstborn ladies, Elizabeth and Jaime are separated and possibility wasting the protect of one another. Hand Me Down indelibly captures a latest relatives journey--how youth, opposed to really good odds, forge lives in their personal within the face of an doubtful destiny.

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