The History And Adventures Of The Renowned Don Quixote

Autore: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Editore:
ISBN:
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An Introduction To Contact Linguistics

Autore: Donald Winford
Editore: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780631212515
Grandezza: 73,18 MB
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This book is a comprehensive introduction to the study of language contact and its outcomes, as well as the social and linguistic factors involved. Provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of contact linguistics. Examines a wide range of language contact phenomena from both general linguistic and sociolinguistic perspectives. Offers an account of current approaches to all of the major types of contact-induced change. Discusses the general processes and principles that are at work in cases of contact.

Six Memos For The Next Millennium

Autore: Italo Calvino
Editore: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674810402
Grandezza: 48,69 MB
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Six undelivered Norton lectures sum up the nature of literature and describe characteristics that the author would like to see bequeathed to those who live in the next millennium

The Moon Is Down

Autore: John Steinbeck
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141185538
Grandezza: 72,30 MB
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Originally published at the zenith of Nazi Germany's power, Steinbeck's fable THE MOON IS DOWN explores the effects of invasion on both the conquered and the conquerors. Occupied by enemy troops, a small, peaceable town comes face-to-face with evil imposed from the outside and betrayal from within the close-knit community. As he delves into the motivations and emotions of the enemy, Steinbeck uncovers profound and often unsettling truths both about war and human nature.

Meditations On Quixote

Autore: José Ortega y Gasset
Editore: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252068959
Grandezza: 18,58 MB
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Presents a powerful case for integrating literature into experience. Through a series of essays in intellectual love, the author explores the aim of philosophy. He then considers how literature, specifically Cervantes, contributes to realizing this aim.

Mimesis

Autore: Erich Auerbach
Editore: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400847958
Grandezza: 42,30 MB
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More than half a century after its translation into English, Erich Auerbach's Mimesis remains a masterpiece of literary criticism. A brilliant display of erudition, wit, and wisdom, his exploration of how great European writers from Homer to Virginia Woolf depicted reality has taught generations how to read Western literature. This new expanded edition includes a substantial essay in introduction by Edward Said as well as an essay, never before translated into English, in which Auerbach responds to his critics. A German Jew, Auerbach was forced out of his professorship at the University of Marburg in 1935. He left for Turkey, where he taught at the state university in Istanbul. There he wrote Mimesis, publishing it in German after the end of the war. Displaced as he was, Auerbach produced a work of great erudition that contains no footnotes, basing his arguments instead on searching, illuminating readings of key passages from his primary texts. His aim was to show how from antiquity to the twentieth century literature progressed toward ever more naturalistic and democratic forms of representation. This essentially optimistic view of European history now appears as a defensive--and impassioned--response to the inhumanity he saw in the Third Reich. Ranging over works in Greek, Latin, Spanish, French, Italian, German, and English, Auerbach used his remarkable skills in philology and comparative literature to refute any narrow form of nationalism or chauvinism, in his own day and ours. For many readers, both inside and outside the academy, Mimesis is among the finest works of literary criticism ever written. This Princeton Classics edition includes a substantial introduction by Edward Said as well as an essay in which Auerbach responds to his critics.

The Exemplary Novels Of Cervantes

Autore: Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
Editore:
ISBN: 1406844543
Grandezza: 27,43 MB
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The Path To The Spiders Nests

Autore: Italo Calvino
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060956585
Grandezza: 25,68 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 1060
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Italo Calvino was only twenty-three when he first published this bold and imaginative novel. It tells the story of Pin, a cobbler's apprentice in a town on the Ligurian coast during World War II. He lives with his sister, a prostitute, and spends as much time as he can at a seedy bar where he amuses the adult patrons. After a mishap with a Nazi soldier, Pin becomes involved with a band of partisans. Calvino's portrayal of these characters, seen through the eyes of a child, is not only a revealing commentary on the Italian resistance but an insightful coming-of-age story. Updated to include changes from Calvino's definitive Italian edition, previously censored passages, and his newly translated, unabridged preface--in which Calvino brilliantly critiques and places into historical context his own youthful work--The Path to the Spiders' Nests is animated by the formidable imagination that has made Italo Calvino one of the most respected writers of our time.