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  • Studies in The Language of Homer (Cambridge Classical by G. P. Shipp

    By G. P. Shipp

    Professor Shipp's goal within the first version of this publication (published in 1953) was once 'to study in as a lot aspect as attainable the advance of the language of the Iliad in a few of its general positive aspects, with cautious cognizance to the spoken dialects concerned and to the impression of metre'. within the moment variation he widens the scope of his paintings to envision the Odyssey in addition to the Iliad, and he extends its aspect to incorporate syntax in addition to grammatical types and to hide questions of vocabulary extra comprehensively. The author's prior conclusions are proven to be proven, and an enormous additional end result for the Odyssey has been to teach the common lateness of the language of moralizing passages.

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  • Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth by Margaret Atwood

    By Margaret Atwood

    Accumulated the following, the Massey Lectures from mythical novelist Margaret Atwood examine the hugely topical topic of debt. She doesn’t speak about excessive finance or dealing with funds; as a substitute, she is going a ways deeper to discover debt as an old and relevant motif in faith, literature, and the constitution of human societies. via taking a look at how debt has proficient our pondering from preliterate instances to the current day, from the tales we inform of revenge and sin to the best way we order social relationships, Atwood argues that the assumption of what we owe may be equipped into the human mind's eye as one in all its such a lot dynamic metaphors. Her ultimate lecture addresses the proposal of a debt to nature and the necessity to locate new methods of interacting with the wildlife earlier than it truly is too late.

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    Atwood's publication is a peculiar yet awesome mélange of private memories, literary walkabout, ethical preachment, well timed political argument, fiscal background and theological question, all certain including wry wit and cautious notwithstanding casual-seeming study. each debt comes with a date on which fee is due, Atwood observes in this conversational walk, from the homely and widespread suggestion of equity and concept of an identical values in Kingsley's Water infants to the thornier connection among debt and sin, reminiscence and redemption in Aeschylus's Eumenides. Any debt comprises a narrative line, Atwood issues out as she leads the reader into the 19th century [when] debt as plot rather rages in the course of the fictional pages, and spoil is monetary for males, yet sexual for ladies. issues get even darker at the shadow aspect the place the nastier types of debt and credit—debtors' prisons, mortgage sharks and rebellions—abide. Atwood is encyclopedic in her diversity, following threads at any place they lead—credit playing cards and computing device courses, Sin Eaters, Saint Nicholas, superstar Trek, the background of pawnshops and of taxation, Elmore Leonard's Get Shorty and Dante's Divine Comedy, Christ and Faust—and a continuously attractive storyteller. - Publisher's Weekly

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  • Lucan and the Sublime: Power, Representation and Aesthetic by Henry J. M. Day

    By Henry J. M. Day

    This can be the 1st entire learn of the chic in Lucan. Drawing upon renewed literary-critical curiosity within the culture of philosophical aesthetics, Henry Day argues that the class of the chic bargains a way of relocating past readings of Lucan's Bellum civile by way of the poem's political dedication or, then again, nihilism. Demonstrating in discussion with theorists from Burke and Kant to Freud, Lyotard and Ankersmit the continued power of Longinus' foundational treatise at the elegant, Day charts Lucan's advanced and instructive exploration of the connection among sublimity and moral discourses of freedom and oppression. in the course of the Bellum civile's cataclysmic imaginative and prescient of civil battle and metapoetic bills of its personal genesis, via its heated linguistic texture and proclaimed results upon destiny readers, and, such a lot powerfully of all, via its illustration of its dual protagonists Caesar and Pompey, Lucan's nice epic emerges as a important textual content within the historical past of the elegant.

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  • Meus Verdes Anos by José Lins do Rego

    By José Lins do Rego

    About the writer (from Goodreads):

    José Lins do Rego Cavalcanti (July three, 1901 in Pilar Paraíba - September 12, 1957 in Rio de Janeiro) was once a Brazilian novelist so much identified for his semi-autobiographical "sugarcane cycle." those novels have been the foundation of flicks that had distribution within the English conversing global. in addition to Graciliano Ramos and Jorge Amado he stands as one of many maximum regionalist writers of Brazil. in keeping with Otto Maria Carpeaux (Brazilian literary critic), José Lins was once "the final of the tale tellers". His first novel, Menino de Engenho ("Boy from the plantation"), was once released with trouble, yet quickly it acquired praised through the critics.

    Sobre o livro:

    Livro de memórias em que o autor conta suas lembranças da infância vivida no engenho do avô. É também uma espécie de guia biográfico das pessoas nas quais se inspirou para criar os ricos personagens de sua obra literária. Um livro que permite compreender os estreitos limites entre depoimento e ficção.

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  • Organometallic chemistry. : a review of the literature by Edward W Abel; D A Armitage; Royal Society of Chemistry

    By Edward W Abel; D A Armitage; Royal Society of Chemistry (Great Britain); et al

    Organometallic chemistry is an interdisciplinary technology which keeps to develop at a speedy speed. even supposing there's endured curiosity in artificial and structural reports the decade has visible a starting to be curiosity within the strength of organometallic chemistry to supply solutions to difficulties in catalysis man made natural chemistry and in addition within the improvement of recent fabrics. This professional Periodical document goals to mirror those present pursuits reviewing development in theoretical organometallic chemistry, major staff chemistry, the lanthanides and all features of transition steel chemistry. professional Periodical studies offer systematic and particular evaluate insurance of growth within the significant components of chemical examine. Written by way of specialists of their professional fields the sequence creates a different provider for the energetic learn chemist, offering common serious in-depth debts of development particularly components of chemistry. For over eighty years the Royal Society of Chemistry and its predecessor, the Chemical Society, were publishing stories charting advancements in chemistry, which initially took the shape of Annual experiences. although, via 1967 the full spectrum of chemistry may well now not be contained inside of one quantity and the sequence professional Periodical studies was once born. the yearly stories themselves nonetheless existed yet have been divided into , and for this reason 3, volumes overlaying Inorganic, natural and actual Chemistry. For extra normal insurance of the highlights in chemistry they continue to be a 'must'. due to the fact that point the SPR sequence has altered in line with the fluctuating measure of job in numerous fields of chemistry. a few titles have remained unchanged, whereas others have altered their emphasis in addition to their titles; a few were mixed lower than a brand new identify while others have needed to be discontinued. the present checklist of expert Periodical stories might be visible at the inside of flap of this quantity. learn more... summary: Organometallic chemistry is an interdisciplinary technological know-how which keeps to develop at a fast velocity. even if there's endured curiosity in artificial and structural stories the decade has noticeable a starting to be curiosity within the strength of organometallic chemistry to supply solutions to difficulties in catalysis artificial natural chemistry and likewise within the improvement of recent fabrics. This professional Periodical document goals to mirror those present pursuits reviewing growth in theoretical organometallic chemistry, major team chemistry, the lanthanides and all elements of transition steel chemistry. professional Periodical studies supply systematic and exact evaluate insurance of development within the significant parts of chemical study. Written via specialists of their professional fields the sequence creates a different carrier for the energetic study chemist, providing general serious in-depth bills of development particularly parts of chemistry. For over eighty years the Royal Society of Chemistry and its predecessor, the Chemical Society, were publishing experiences charting advancements in chemistry, which initially took the shape of Annual reviews. even if, by means of 1967 the total spectrum of chemistry may well not be contained inside one quantity and the sequence professional Periodical studies used to be born. the yearly reviews themselves nonetheless existed yet have been divided into , and therefore 3, volumes masking Inorganic, natural and actual Chemistry. For extra common insurance of the highlights in chemistry they continue to be a 'must'. on the grounds that that point the SPR sequence has altered in response to the fluctuating measure of task in a variety of fields of chemistry. a few titles have remained unchanged, whereas others have altered their emphasis in addition to their titles; a few were mixed below a brand new identify while others have needed to be discontinued. the present record of expert Periodical experiences could be noticeable at the within flap of this quantity

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  • Animal Rights and the Politics of Literary Representation by J. Simons

    By J. Simons

    This ebook addresses the query of animal rights within the context of literary feedback. operating from a devoted place, it asks the query, 'What may literary reviews seem like if we took animal rights seriously?' It bargains serious surveys of the most topics within the background of animal rights and a few of the extra very important modern positions including readings of a variety of literary texts from classical antiquity to the current day.

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  • Tales of Protection by Erik Fosnes Hansen

    By Erik Fosnes Hansen

    Four mesmerizing stories approximately probability, by way of the writer of Psalm at Journey's End

    Tales of Protection is a singular approximately humans somewhere else in several epochs -- modern Norway, nineteenth-century Sweden, and Renaissance Italy -- whose tales are sure jointly through the author's unique and looking out inquiry into why issues ensue the best way they do.

    As the ebook opens, a useless guy lies in his coffin reflecting at the previous. Bolt was once an eccentric scientist who committed his previous age to an unlimited learn project -- amassing random incidents from the heritage of the species and discovering the underlying development that connects them. this sort of hindsight, in the end, has to be one of those heaven -- or a type of hell.

    His reveries lead him to inform different stories -- the story of a doomed lighthouse keeper on a Swedish island and the story of contention between Renaissance artists -- and eventually to inform a startling story from his personal early manhood. all the stories, in his exquisitely suspenseful narration, exhibit his conception of "seriality," that is the other of causality.

    Erik Fosnes Hansen's Psalm at Journey's End was once acclaimed as the most unique works but concerning the sinking of the giant. In Norway, Tales of Protection has been known as a "Blixenesque" masterpiece; it's a significant new paintings of worldwide literature, and an exceptional breakthrough for this talented younger author.

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  • Roads of the Heart: A Novel by Christopher Tilghman

    By Christopher Tilghman

    With the deep emotion and perception of "a actual storyteller" (Richard Eder, Los Angeles Times), Christopher Tilghman, the writer of the acclaimed Mason's Retreat and In a Father's Place, has written a robust new novel of guys and ladies, fathers and families.

    Eric Alwin has long past to go to his aged father, a as soon as commanding and charismatic Maryland senator who has obvious his public carrier soured--and his kin broken--by a intercourse scandal. understanding that his personal unfaithfulness, his disaffection along with his occupation and marriage, appear to be a continuation of a family members trend, Eric is astonished to discover his father providing a daring expedition.

    The resulting journey in the course of the Deep South and the yankee heartland turns into either a trip into the emotional fact of the Alwin relatives and a leap forward right into a new type of resilience and figuring out, and love. alongside the best way, Eric will recognize anew not just his mom, Audrey, yet his sisters, Alice and Poppy, and his personal spouse and son. As he discovers the marvelous mystery in the back of the scandal that outlined his father's destiny, he'll additionally become aware of what he needs to do to form a extra genuine and coherent existence for himself.

    Christopher Tilghman's Roads of the Heart is an excellent fulfillment through an writer who, grappling with the traces and discords of latest American tradition, achieves a unique knowing of ways family love and lose and locate each other each day.

    From the Hardcover edition.

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