This ridiculous weakness is perhaps one of our most melancholy propensities; for is there anything more stupid than to be eager to go on carrying a burden which one would gladly throw away, to loathe one's very being and yet to hold it fast, to fondle the snake that devours us until it has eaten our hearts away?"--Michael Gerber.
Candide Third Edition Norton Critical Editions #ad - But for the general reader, and apparent folly, misery and strife are actually harbingers of a greater good we cannot perceive, the novel's driving principle is clear enough: the idea endemic in Voltaire's day that we live in the best of all possible worlds, is hogwash. Still, as he demolishes optimism, Voltaire pays tribute to human resilience, and in doing so gives the book a pleasant indomitability common to farce.
Penned by that renaissance man of the Enlightenment, Voltaire, Candide is steeped in the political and philosophical controversies of the 1750s. Candide's tutor, Dr. Telling the tale of the good-natured but star-crossed Candide think Mr. Political satire doesn't age well, but occasionally a diatribe contains enough art and universal mirth to survive long after its timeliness has passed.
Says one character, a princess turned one-buttocked hag by unkind Fate: "I have wanted to kill myself a hundred times, but somehow I am still in love with life.
The Metamorphosis First Edition Norton Critical EditionsW. W. Norton & Company #ad - Anderson, kári driscoll, Elizabeth Boa, Carolin Duttlinger, and Dan Miron. Franz kafka's 1915 novella of nightmarish transformation became a worldwide classic and remains a century later one of the most widely read works of fiction in the world. A chronology and a Selected Bibliography. Eight critical essays by Günther Anders, Walter H.
The Metamorphosis First Edition Norton Critical Editions #ad - This new and acclaimed translation is accompanied by possible inspirations and critical analysis of Gregor Samsa's strange story. This norton critical edition includes:· Susan Bernofsky’s acclaimed new translation, along with her Translator’s Note. Sokel, nina pelikan Straus, Mark M. Three illustrations.
Related texts by kafka, leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Rainer Maria Rilke, among others. Introductory materials and explanatory footnotes by Mark M. Anderson.
The Theban Plays: King Oedipus; Oedipus at Colonus; Antigone Penguin ClassicsPenguin Classics #ad - With profound insights into the human condition, it is a devastating portrayal of a ruler brought down by his own oath. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. F. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
O light! may i never look on you again, sinful in my begetting, sinful in marriage, Revealed as I am, sinful in shedding of blood!’ The legends surrounding the royal house of Thebes inspired Sophocles 496–406 BC to create a powerful trilogy of mankind’s struggle against fate. Oedipus at colonus provides a fitting conclusion to the life of the aged and blinded king, while Antigone depicts the fall of the next generation, through the conflict between a young woman ruled by her conscience and a king too confident in his own authority.
The Theban Plays: King Oedipus; Oedipus at Colonus; Antigone Penguin Classics #ad - E. King oedipus tells of a man who brings pestilence to Thebes for crimes he does not realise he has committed, and then inflicts a brutal punishment upon himself. Watling’s masterful translation is accompanied by an introduction, the role of the Chorus, which examines the central themes of the plays, and the traditions and staging of Greek tragedy.
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.
The Tempest: Oxford School Shakespeare Oxford School Shakespeare SeriesOxford University Press #ad - Oxford university Press, USA. This edition of the tempest is especially designed for students, clear background information, with accessible on-page notes and explanatory illustrations, and rigorous but accessible scholarly credentials. This edition includes illustrations, preliminary notes, reading lists including websites and classroom notes, allowing students to master Shakespeare's work.
About the series:newly redesigned and easier to read, summaries of individual scenes, detailed and clear explanations of difficult words and passages, each play in the Oxford School Shakespeare series includes the complete and unabridged text, a synopsis of the plot, and notes on the main characters.
The Tempest: Oxford School Shakespeare Oxford School Shakespeare Series #ad - . Also included is a wide range of questions and activities for work in class, a brief biography of Shakespeare, together with the historical background to Shakespeare's England, and a complete list of his plays.
Everything That Rises Must Converge: Stories FSG ClassicsFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - Everything That Rises Must Converge: Stories FSG Classics #ad - This collection is an exquisite legacy from a genius of the American short story, in which she scrutinizes territory familiar to her readers: race, faith, and morality. The stories encompass the comic and the tragic, the beautiful and the grotesque; each carries her highly individual stamp and could have been written by no one else.
Classic literature. Fiction. Flannery o'connor was working on Everything That Rises Must Converge at the time of her death. Oxford university Press, USA.
How to Write a Winning College Application Essay, Revised 4th EditionThree Rivers Press #ad - Fiction. Even if writing is not your strong point, very useful, author michael james mason shows you:·exactly what admissions officers look for ·What works—and what doesn't, using actual student essays ·Proven techniques for writing your best essay ·Special tips for SAT and scholarship essays ·A last-minute checklist before you submit your essay ·And much more!"Well written, and highly recommended.
Hunter's guide to the college Guides"Demystifies one of the most important and challenging parts of the college application process—the personal essay. An invaluable resource!" —gail devine, director of college counseling, Louisville High School, Woodland Hills, California"This book taught me what colleges look for in an essay and showed me how to effectively communicate my thoughts in writing.
How to Write a Winning College Application Essay, Revised 4th Edition #ad - Ryan miller, university of Virginia graduate Oxford university Press, USA. Get into the college of your dreamsan original and creative essay is one of the keys to getting into the college you've always dreamed of, as well as to getting the financial aid you deserve. Classic literature. This book gives you everything you need to make your own unique talents shine in your college application essay.
8 Spiritual Heroes: Their Search for GodSt. Anthony Messenger Press #ad - Each one of us might now ask: What face has my God shown to me?" Oxford university Press, USA. God, came with many intriguing faces: as a God of truth, as it were, of the homeless and of the mountain. It is evident after exploring these heroes' lives and writings that God remains a Mystery—a reality beyond images, descriptions, dogmas and creeds.
From the epilogue how does a person imagine god? how does that image change as the person matures spiritually and undergoes a significant religious experience? What influences—political, social, faith tradition—shape and change a person's view of God? In this compelling and inspiring book of biographical theology, gender, Brennan Hill uses stories and historical and theological sources to tell us how eight modern religious heroes see God.
8 Spiritual Heroes: Their Search for God #ad - Classic literature. Fiction. Hill writes: "many of my religious heroes lived out their faith in an outstanding manner. God came in the cosmos, as one beckoning to prophecy and as a fellow sufferer sharing the cross. For all of these religious heroes god was often close at hand, glimpsed in the people they met, deeply felt in the events of their lives, pursuing them in their minds and hearts.
Hill's religious heroes are diverse: a hindu Mahatma Gandhi, a Jewess who converted to Christianity Edith Stein, a black Baptist minister Martin Luther King, Jr. A catholic laywoman dorothy day, a salvadoran archbishop Archbishop Oscar Romero, two Jesuit priests Pierre Tielhard de Chardin and Daniel Berrigan and a nun Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
Divinity appeared as the power of peace and in the poverty of the abandoned.
Writing with Style: Conversations on the Art of Writing 3rd EditionPearson #ad - Classic literature. This bestselling brief text is for anyone who needs tips to improve writing. Fiction. Oxford university Press, USA. This text provides insight into: how to generate interesting ideas and get them down on paper; how to write a critical analysis; how to write a crisp opener; how to invigorate a dull style; how to punctuate with confidence; how to handle various conventions—and much more.
Writing with Style: Conversations on the Art of Writing 3rd Edition #ad - Writing with style is storehouse of practical writing tips—written in a lively, conversational style.
The NaturalFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - In it malamud, usually appreciated for his unerring portrayals of postwar Jewish life, at once grand and altogether believable, took on very different material―the story of a superbly gifted "natural" at play in the fields of the old daylight baseball era―and invested it with the hardscrabble poetry, that runs through all his best work.
. Classic literature. The classical novel and basis for the acclaimed film now in a new editionIntroduction by Kevin BakerThe Natural, Bernard Malamud's first novel, published in 1952, is also the first―and some would say still the best―novel ever written about baseball. Four decades later, alfred kazin's comment still holds true: "Malamud has done something which―now that he has done it!―looks as if we have been waiting for it all our lives.
The Natural #ad - Farrar Straus Giroux. Fiction. He has really raised the whole passion and craziness and fanaticism of baseball as a popular spectacle to its ordained place in mythology. Oxford university Press, USA.
Rousseau: The Basic Political Writings: Discourse on the Sciences and the Arts, Discourse on the Origin of Inequality, Discourse on Political Economy, ... Contract, The State of War Hackett ClassicsHackett Publishing Company, Inc. #ad - Oxford university Press, USA. Cress of his own 1987 translation of rousseau's most important political writings, and the addition of Cress' new translation of Rousseau's State of ?War. This substantially revised new edition of Rousseau: The Basic Political Writings features a brilliant new Introduction by David Wootton, a revision by Donald A.
Fiction. New footnotes, headnotes, and a chronology by David Wootton provide expert guidance to first-time readers of the texts. Farrar Straus Giroux. Classic literature. Hackett.
Accidental Death of an Anarchist Student EditionsMethuen Drama #ad - Classic literature. A sharp and hilarious satire on political corruption, it concerns the case of an anarchist railway worker who, in 1969, 'fell' to his death from a police headquarters window. This version of the play was premiered at the Donmar Warehouse, London, in February 2003. Commentary and notes by Joseph Farrell.
Farrar Straus Giroux. And his stinging attack upon the black arts of government cover-up, manipulation and mendacity could not be more timely' Evening StandardIn its first two years of production, Dario Fo's controversial farce, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, was seen by over half a million people. Oxford university Press, USA.
Accidental Death of an Anarchist Student Editions #ad - Suitably close to contemporary England. Is the ability to wring wild laughter out of insidious corruption' Guardian'Simon Nye's witty translation updates and relocates the play. Fiction. Methuen Publishing. Hackett. The quality that makes Fo uniquely powerful.