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  • You Should Pity Us Instead by Amy Gustine

    By Amy Gustine

    "Amy Gustine's You should still Pity Us as a substitute is a devastating, humorous, and astonishingly frank number of tales. Gustine should be brutally sincere in regards to the murky calculations, mystery desires and suppressed malice to which such a lot people by no means admit, now not even to ourselves."—Karen Russell

    "You may still Pity Us as an alternative is an unbroken spell from first tale to final, regardless of the large variety of matters and landscapes, sufferings and joys it explores."—Laura Kasischke

    "Amy Gustine's tales pass most unlikely borders either actual and ethical: a mom searching for her abducted son sneaks into Gaza, an Ellis Island inspector mourning his misplaced love performs God on the boundary among previous international and new. courageous, crucial, exciting, each one tale in You should still Pity Us in its place takes us to these areas we've by no means dared stopover at before."—Ben Stroud

    You may still Pity Us as an alternative explores a few of our hardest dilemmas: the price of heart East strife at its such a lot intimate point, the possibility of God thought of in daily phrases, the ethical stakes of family members duties, and the inescapable truth of mortality. Amy Gustine indicates a rare generosity towards her characters, instilling them with a thriving, shiny presence.
    Amy Gustine's brief fiction has seemed within the Kenyon Review, North American Review, Black Warrior Review, the Massachusetts Review, and plenty of different areas. She lives in Ohio.

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  • River of Ink by Paul M. M. Cooper

    By Paul M. M. Cooper

    All Asanka is aware is poetry. From his humble village beginnings within the nice island country of Lanka, he has risen to the celebrated place of courtroom poet and now delights in his lifetime of ease: composing romantic verses for love-struck courtiers, having fun with the boldness of his king and covertly instructing Sarasi, a stunning and beguiling palace maid, the secrets and techniques of his art.

    But while Kalinga Magha, a ruthless prince with a powerful military, arrives upon Lanka's seashores, Asanka's international is modified past imagining. Violent, hubristic and unpredictable, Magha usurps the throne, laying waste to all who stand in his means. below his terrifying rule, not anything within the urban is left untouched and, like lots of his fellow voters, Asanka retreats into the shadows, hoping to cross overlooked by means of the tyrant. however it turns out his new grasp is a lover of poetry...

    To Asanka's horror, Magha initiatives him with the interpretation of an epic Sanskrit poem, a story of Gods and nobles, love and revenge, which the king believes could have a civilising impression on his matters, soothing their discontent and snuffing out the fires of uprising he suspects are igniting around the island.

    Asanka has regularly believed that poetry makes not anything occur, yet as each one new bankruptcy he writes is disseminated throughout the land and contours at the web page turn into cries on the street, his trust and his loyalties are challenged. And, as Magha circles ever toward the issues Asanka treasures such a lot, the poet will become aware of that actual strength lies no longer on the aspect of a sword, yet within the tip of a pen.

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  • Archaic and Classical Choral Song: Performance, Politics and by Lucia Athanassaki, Ewen Bowie

    By Lucia Athanassaki, Ewen Bowie

    This publication addresses the functionality and dissemination of Greek poems of the 7th to the 5th centuries BC whose premieres have been offered by means of a refrain making a song in a ritual context or in secular celebrations of athletic victories. It explores how choruses offered themselves; individuals´ and communities´ roles in investment performances and securing the stream of texts; how performances persisted inside and out family members and town, no matter if chorally or in symposia; and the way such performances contributed to transmission of the poems´ texts till they have been accumulated through Hellenistic students.

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  • Jena Romanticism and Its Appropriation of Jakob Böhme: by Paola Mayer

    By Paola Mayer

    Curiosity in German Romanticism has been revitalised lately by way of new post-structural, interdisciplinary, and intertextual views. notwithstanding earlier this renewed curiosity has no longer resulted in a re-assessment of Jakob Bohme's formative impression on Jena Romanticism. In "Jena Romanticism and Its Appropriation of Jakob Bohme", Paola Mayer appreciably revises past perspectives, arguing that the connection among Bohme and the Jena Romantics can be understood as appropriation instead of effect. This reversal of viewpoint ends up in the popularity that Romanticism's interplay with Bohme was once no longer passive yet polemical, selective, and predatory. not just was once there now not a power, there has been now not even a Bohme, considering his identify and elements of the writings have been tailored to advertise rules absolutely unrelated to any historic individual or physique of proposal that will were Bohme. those appropriations fall into major teams: these bearing on the identify Bohme or a existence assigned to it, and people related to thoughts or pictures from the mystic's oeuvre. the 1st workforce constituted an try and co-opt the charisma of sanctity hooked up to portrayals of the poet-prophet so that it will make investments Romantic Poesie with the sacral status of faith. the second one crew, exemplified by way of Friedrich Schlegel and Friedrich Schelling, concerned the borrowing and radical redefinition of some suggestions and pictures from Bohme's paintings within the desire of bridging the distance among the summary first precept of idealism and the private God that turned an emotional necessity for either thinkers. "Jena Romanticism and Its Appropriation of Jakob Bohme" treats the Romantic reception of Bohme as a extraordinary instance of the way the earlier is appropriated and rewritten within the carrier of self-affirmation. Analysing the necessity and the strategies for this self-affirmation sheds mild at the nature of the self to be affirmed and at the content material and underlying motivation of the Romantic program.
    Review:
    "There has been common touch upon the significance of Böhme within the improvement of romantic inspiration in Germany, and there have certainly been reviews on that impression with reference to person romantic authors. [Jena Romanticism and Its Appropriation of Jakob Böhme is] the 1st finished examine of that impression because it regards the Jena romantics taken together." James McGlathery, division of Germanic reports, collage of Illinois at Urbana. "[Jena Romanticism and Its Appropriation of Jakob Böhme is] major not just as the tale of Böhme's impact will henceforth need to be instructed in a different way, but additionally simply because we'll need to imagine another way approximately a few of the innovations of the Jena Romantics and how their philosophies constructed ... the persistence and the acumen with which [Mayer] plowed via Böhme's and Schelling's obscurities are as admirable because the readability of her explications." Hans Eichner, Professor Emeritus of college of Toronto.

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  • Tales of Natural and Unnatural Catastrophes by Patricia Highsmith

    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 via Alfred Hitchcock and Raymond Chandler. A critically-acclaimed top vendor in Europe, Highsmith struggled in the course of her lifestyles for reputation within the usa, yet considering her loss of life in 1995 Highsmith’s acceptance has grown drastically, and she or he is now famous as one of many signature voices of the afflicted 20th century. “When the dirt has settled,” critic A.N. Wilson wrote, “and while the chronicle of twentieth-century American literature involves be written, historical past will position Highsmith on the most sensible of the pyramid, as we must always position Dostoevsky on the best of the Russian hierarchy of novelists.”

    Tales of common and Unnatural Catastrophes is the final brief fiction released in the course of Highsmith's lifetime. the 10 eerily updated tales chronicle an international long past 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 would tremble—but stay—in our minds” (The New Yorker).

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  • O Quinze by Rachel de Queiroz

    By Rachel de Queiroz

    About the writer (from Goodreads):

    Raquel de Queiroz (November 17, 1910 – November four, 2003) was once a Brazilian writer and journalist.

    Rachel was once born on terrorist organization 1910 in Fortaleza, capital of the northeastern nation of Ceará. in the course of her early life, her kin spent a few years in Rio de Janeiro and Belém prior to relocating again to Fortaleza.

    She begun her occupation in journalism in 1927 less than the pen identify "Rita de Queiroz". She entered nationwide highlight with the unforeseen good fortune of her debut novel O Quinze in 1930. She released different 3 novels earlier than relocating to Rio, in 1939. She used to be additionally well known for her cronicas, brief topical newspaper pieces.

    In 1964 she grew to become Brazil's consultant to the UN and in 1977 she turned the 1st lady author to go into the Academia Brasileira de Letras. She gained the Camões Prize (1993) and the Prêmio Jabuti.

    She died of middle assault in her house in Leblon, Rio de Janeiro on four November 2003, approximately weeks prior to her 93rd birthday.

    Sobre o livro:

    Rachel de Queiroz está de volta à sua velha casa. A José Olympio comprou os direitos de publicação de suas obras, que serão relançadas com novo projeto gráfico. O Quinze foi o primeiro e mais renowned romance da escritora. A história se dá em dois planos: um enfocando o vaqueiro Chico Bento e sua família; o outro, a relação afetiva entre Vicente, impolite proprietário e criador de gado, e Conceição, sua prima culta e professora.

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  • Those Bones Are Not My Child by Toni Cade Bambara

    By Toni Cade Bambara

    Written over a span of twelve years, and edited through Toni Morrison, who calls these Bones aren't My baby the author's magnum opus, Bambara's final novel leaves us with a permanent and revelatory chronicle of an American nightmare.

    In a suspenseful novel of unusual intensity and depth, Toni Cade Bambara renders a harrowing portrait of a urban less than siege. Having elected its first black mayor in 1980, Atlanta projected a picture of political progressiveness and prosperity. yet among September 1979 and June 1981, greater than 40 black teenagers have been abducted, sexually assaulted, and brutally murdered all through "The urban Too Busy to Hate."

    A separated mom of 3 preserving down a number of jobs, Zala Spencer has controlled to outlive at the margins of a flourishing economic system until eventually she awakens the morning of Sunday, July 20, 1980, to discover her teenage son Sonny lacking. because the hours develop into days, Zala realizes that Sonny is one of the many situations of lacking kids simply starting to allure nationwide cognizance. transforming into more and more upset with the specialists, who reply to Sonny's disappearance with chilly indifference, Zala and her estranged husband embark on a determined seek. throughout the eyes of a family members seized by means of ache and terror, we watch a urban roiling with political, racial, and sophistication tensions.

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  • Proust's Way: A Field Guide to In Search of Lost Time by Roger Shattuck

    By Roger Shattuck

    For any reader who has been humbled by means of the language, the density, or the sheer weight of Marcel Proust's looking for misplaced Time, Roger Shattuck is a godsend. Winner of the nationwide e-book Award for Marcel Proust, a sweeping exam of Proust's lifestyles and works, Shattuck now bargains an invaluable and eminently readable guidebook to Proust's epic masterpiece, and a contemplation of reminiscence and awareness all through nice literature. right here, Shattuck laments Proust's defenselessness opposed to zealous editors, praises a few translations, and provides Proust as a novelist whose philosophical presents have been matched purely by means of his irrepressible comedian experience. Proust's approach, the end result of a life of scholarship, will function the subsequent generation's advisor to 1 of the world's best writers of fiction.

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  • Literature 1976, Part 1 by S. Böhme, U. Esser, W. Fricke, U. Güntzel-Lingner, I.

    By S. Böhme, U. Esser, W. Fricke, U. Güntzel-Lingner, I. Heinrich (auth.), S. Böhme, U. Esser, W. Fricke, U. Güntzel-Lingner, I. Heinrich, F. Henn, D. Krahn, L. D. Schmadel, H. Scholl, G. Zech (eds.)

    Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts, which has seemed in semi-annual volumes on the grounds that 1969, is de­ voted to the recording, summarizing and indexing of astronomical courses through the international. it truly is ready lower than the auspices of the foreign Astronomical Union (according to a answer followed on the 14th basic meeting in 1970). Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts goals to provide a accomplished documentation of literature in all fields of astronomy and astrophysics. each attempt should be made to make sure that the averagetime period among the date of receipt of the unique literature and ebook ofthe abstracts won't exceed 8 months. This time period is as regards to that completed through per thirty days abstracting journals, com­ pared to which our approach of collecting abstracts for approximately six months bargains the good thing about higher comfort for the consumer. quantity 17 includes literature released in 1976 and bought ahead of August 15, 1976; a few older literature which was once bought past due and which isn't recorded in prior volumes can be integrated. We recognize with thank you contributions to this quantity by way of Dr. J. Bouska, who surveyed journals and guides within the Czech languageand provided us with abstracts in English,and by way of the typical­ wealth clinical and commercial examine association (C.S.I.R.O.), Sydney, for delivering titles and abstracts of papers on radio astronomy. we wish to recognize beneficial contributions to this vol­ ume through Zentralstelle fur Atomkernenergie-Dokumentation, Leopoldshafen, which supported our ab­ stracting carrier by way of sending us retrospective literature searches.

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