The History And Adventures Of The Renowned Don Quixote

Autore: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Editore:
ISBN:
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The Moon Is Down

Autore: John Steinbeck
Editore: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822215998
Grandezza: 37,36 MB
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THE STORY: The play begins in an unknown town that has just been occupied by a small regiment of enemy soldiers. With no alternative, the mayor of the town agrees to meet with the enemy to try to work out a plan for peaceful coexistence before the

Six Memos For The Next Millennium

Autore: Italo Calvino
Editore: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674810402
Grandezza: 43,50 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 Baron In The Trees

Autore: Italo Calvino
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156106801
Grandezza: 62,66 MB
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A young, eighteenth-century Italian nobleman defies parental authority by adopting an exclusively arboreal life, watching from his perch in the trees the passing of the Enlightenment and participating in its various delights and duties

Tartuffe

Autore: Molière
Editore: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780393931396
Grandezza: 35,25 MB
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Widely hailed as the founder of the modern French comedy, and known to be a gifted actor, playwright, and patron of fellow actors, Molière was a towering presence in seventeenth-century France—and the scourge of its political and religious Establishment.

Meditations On Quixote

Autore: José Ortega y Gasset
Editore: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252068959
Grandezza: 69,66 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: 31,31 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 Path To The Spiders Nests

Autore: Italo Calvino
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060956585
Grandezza: 62,92 MB
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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.