Download E-books Costume in the Comedies of Aristophanes PDF

This booklet deals an interpretation of the dealing with of gown within the performs of the fifth-century comedian poet Aristophanes. Drawing on either textual and fabric facts from the fourth- and fifth-century Greek global, it examines 3 layers of gown: the bodysuit worn via the actors, the characters' outfits, and the extra layering of hide. A bankruptcy is additionally dedicated to the creative costumes of the comedian refrain. Going past describing what costumes appeared like, the ebook focuses as a substitute at the dynamics of dress because it is manipulated by way of characters within the functionality of performs. The e-book argues that gown is used competitively, as characters deal with each one other's costumes and poets vie for prestige utilizing gown. This argument is knowledgeable by means of functionality experiences and by way of analyses of gender and the physique.

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Download E-books Fantastic Tales: Visionary and Everyday PDF

“The real subject of the nineteenth-century impressive story is the truth of what we see: to think or to not think in phantasmagoric apparitions, to glimpse one other global, enchanted or infernal, at the back of daily appearances.” — from Calvino’s advent to Fantastic Tales
 
Vampires, ghosts, and different horrors abound during this choice of nineteenth-century wonderful literature, chosen and edited through Italo Calvino, a twentieth-century grasp of the speculative. This posthumously released anthology of mesmerizing, uncanny, terrifying, and immortally pleasing brief tales contains E.T.A. Hoffmann’s “The Sandman,” Nikolai Gogol’s “The Nose,” Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart,” Robert Louis Stevenson’s “The Bottle Imp,” and lots of extra, each one with an advent through Calvino. Fantastic Tales is a satisfaction for the brain and a banquet for the senses.

“Impressive and totally entertaining . . . each one tale [Calvino] alternatives is soaking up, distinctive, and always surprising.” — Los Angeles Times

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Download E-books The Kinsella Sisters (Lissamore Series, Book 1) PDF

By Kate Thompson

Home is the place the center is...

Free spirit Rio Kinsella unearths herself settled within the picture-postcard village of Lissamore on Ireland's West Coast. It's the place she took her first step, had her first kiss and conceived her cherished son Finn. yet now Finn's unfold his wings and flown the nest, what's to maintain her the following? An past love and a brand new prospect could provide the answer... urban woman Dervla is poles except her bohemian sister. A businesswoman with a brief brain, a difficult center and a nostril for tons, she has no time for romance. yet is there wherever she will fairly name domestic? and may the arriving of a brand new consumer throw her smooth journal life style into disarray? Torn aside by way of a long-standing feud, the Kinsella sisters are reunited upon the demise in their wayward father. yet on clearing the relatives domestic, they find a mystery so exciting it will probably switch their lives forever... Welcome to blissfully unpredictable Lissamore. It's assured you'll by no means are looking to leave...

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Download E-books The Singing Fire: A Novel PDF

By Lilian Nattel

With shiny prose and magical realism, Lilian Nattel brings one other amazing novel set in a historical Jewish community—the bustling alleys of London's East result in the past due 19th century—to life.

Nehama, a tender Jewish girl, leaves her relatives and springs to London to meet goals of independence. yet a lady on her personal who does not communicate English is a simple aim and Nehama is compelled into prostitution. but with in simple terms the whispers of her deceased grandmother to lead her, she manages to flee into the slim alleys of the good East finish, the place bustling marketstalls and penny seats on the theatre are only a hand's breadth clear of the felony warrens.

Emilia, arrives in London ill-prepared, and pregnant and Nehama takes her in. yet Emilia refuses a hardscrabble existence and unearths safe haven within the privileged sessions of the West finish on the cost of her identification or even her child, Gittel, who Nehama adopts. because the ladies stroll their very own separate paths, Gittel turns into their nexus; and Nehama and Emilia locate the real that means in their lives within the narrowest of London's alleys.

Lilian Nattel masterfully brings to existence a vanished international, embracing the dilemmas of sophistication, gender, tradition and background with an creative and fearless voice.

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Download E-books The Shadow Girls: A Novel PDF

By Henning Mankell

Jesper Humlin is a poet of middling acclaim who's saddled via his underwhelming publication revenues, an exasperated female friend, a hard mom, and a swiftly fading tan. His boy-wonder stockbroker has squandered Humlin’s investments, and his editor, who says he needs to write a criminal offense novel to outlive, starts off to pitch and advertise the nonexistent e-book regardless of Humlin’s emphatic refusals. Then, while he travels to Gothenburg to offer a analyzing, he reveals himself thrust into a wholly varied international, the place names shift, tales overlap, and histories are either deeply mystery and in profound desire of retelling.

Leyla from Iran, Tanya from Russia, and Tea-Bag, who's from Africa yet claims to be from Kurdistan (because Kurds may well obtain preferential remedy as refugees)—these are the shadow women who turn into Humlin’s not likely scholars in impromptu writing workshops. although he had imagined their tales as fodder for his personal e-book, quickly their intertwining lives require him to play a far diverse role.

Offering either excellent humor and heartbreaking moments, The Shadow Girls is a triumph that might please longtime lovers of Mankell in addition to readers new to his work.

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Download E-books Love Inspired January 2014 - Bundle 2 of 2: Bayou Sweetheart\The Firefighter's New Family\Season of Redemption PDF

By Lenora Worth, Gail Gaymer Martin, Jenna Mindel

Love encouraged brings you 3 new titles for one nice expense, to be had now! get pleasure from those uplifting modern romances of religion, forgiveness and wish. This Love encouraged package deal comprises Bayou Sweetheart through Lenora worthy, The Firefighter's New kinfolk through Gail Gaymer Martin and Season of Redemption via Jenna Mindel.

Look for six new inspirational tales each month from Love encouraged!

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Download E-books Seeing Things Whole: The Essential John Wesley Powell (Pioneers of Conservation) PDF

By John Wesley Powell

John Wesley Powell used to be an American unique. He was once the final of the nation's nice continental explorers and the 1st of a brand new breed of public servant: half scientist, half social reformer, half establishment builder. His paintings and existence demonstrate an enduringly invaluable mind set approximately land, water, and society as components of an interconnected complete; he used to be America's first nice bioregional thinker.

Seeing issues Whole offers John Wesley Powell within the complete variety of his achievements and pursuits, bringing jointly in one quantity writings starting from his gripping account of exploring the Colorado River in the course of the Grand Canyon to his perspectives at the evolution of civilization, besides the seminal writings within which he units forth his rules on western payment and the allocation and administration of western resources.

The centerpiece of Seeing issues Whole is a sequence of decisions from the well-known 1878 file at the Lands of the Arid quarter and comparable journal articles during which Powell additional develops the topics of the document. In these, he recommends organizing the Arid Lands into watershed commonwealths ruled via resident electorate whose interlocking pursuits create the assessments and balances necessary to clever stewardship of the land. This was once the important concentration of John Wesley Powell's bioregional imaginative and prescient, and it continues to be a version for governance that many westerners see as a conceivable option to the source administration conflicts that proceed to bedevil the region.

Throughout the gathering, award-winning author and historian William deBuys brilliantly units the ancient context for Powell's paintings. part introductions and huge descriptive notes take the reader during the evolution of John Wesley Powell's pursuits and concepts from his function as an officer within the Civil battle via his critique of Social Darwinism and landmark categorization of Indian languages, to the climatic but eventually futile battles he fought to win adoption of his land-use proposals.

Seeing issues Whole offers the essence of the extreme legacy that John Wesley Powell has left to the yank humans, and to humans in every single place who try to reconcile the calls for of society with the imperatives of the land.

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Download E-books Compagnie PDF

By Samuel Beckett

« Le livre est là sur ma desk, avec sa couverture blanche et le bleu du titre : Compagnie, et j'ai presque peur de ce qu'il y a dedans. Peur et envie et besoin d'entendre de nouveau los angeles voix connue, jamais vraiment connue, autre chaque fois. "Il ne pourra pas aller plus loin.., une expérience limite... Au-delà, il n'y a plus que le silence...", and so on. On entend dire ça depuis des années, depuis L'Innommable, mais los angeles voix de Beckett est toujours là et les livres se succèdent, empiétant sur le silence ou, mieux, intégrant toutes les qualités, toutes les formes du silence, se raréfiant pour mieux se trouver, avec des airs de tituber, de se perdre, mais soudain lacérant notre espace, et dans un souffle le mot juste est là, avec toutes ses arêtes comme un prisme noir de basalte.

Donc, ce nouveau livre de Beckett, là, fermé encore. Histoire de l'apprivoiser, je le laisse un temps se familiariser sur ma desk avec mon petit gâchis group of workers (un mot cher à Beckett, ça). Compagnie, dit le titre, et déjà on se doute que c'est le livre d'une solitude, de l. a. solitude. Oui, "seul", tel est bien le dernier mot, que je m'en vais cueillir aussitôt après avoir lu los angeles première word : "Une voix parvient à quelqu'un dans le noir. Imaginer." Entre les premiers mots et le dernier tout le livre respire. Le clou du monosyllabe ultimate troue l. a. web page. » (Geneviève Serreau, Le Nouvel Observateur, 1980)

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Download E-books The Book of Disquiet (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Fernando Pessoa

Fernando Pessoa used to be many writers in a single. He attributed his prolific writings to a variety of trade selves, every one of which had a special biography, ideology. and horoscope. while he died in 935, Pessoa left at the back of a trunk choked with unfinished and unpublished writings, between that have been the striking pages that make up his posthumous masterpiece, The ebook of Disquiet, an spectacular paintings that, in George Steiner's phrases, "gives to Lisbon the haunting spell of Joyce's Dublin or Kafka's Prague."

Published for the 1st time a few fifty years after his loss of life, this particular selection of brief, aphoristic paragraphs contains the "autobiography" of Bernardo Soares, one in every of Pessoa's exchange selves. half intimate diary, half prose poetry, half descriptive narrative, captivatingly translated via Richard Zenith, The publication of Disquiet is likely one of the maximum works of the 20 th century.

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Download E-books Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (Dover Thrift Editions) PDF

By Edwin A. Abbott

This masterpiece of technological know-how (and mathematical) fiction is a delightfully distinct and hugely exciting satire that has charmed readers for greater than a hundred years. The paintings of English clergyman, educator and Shakespearean pupil Edwin A. Abbott (1838-1926), it describes the trips of A. sq., a mathematician and resident of the two-dimensional Flatland, the place women-thin, immediately lines-are the lowliest of shapes, and the place males can have any variety of facets, reckoning on their social status.
Through unusual occurrences that carry him into touch with a bunch of geometric kinds, sq. has adventures in Spaceland (three dimensions), Lineland (one size) and Pointland (no dimensions) and eventually entertains recommendations of traveling a land of 4 dimensions—a progressive thought for which he's lower back to his two-dimensional international. Charmingly illustrated through the writer, Flatland isn't just interesting examining, it's nonetheless a main fictional advent to the idea that of the a number of dimensions of house. "Instructive, unique, and stimulating to the imagination." — Mathematics Teacher.

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