"After studying Jason Schwartz, it is tricky to speak about the other writer's originality or distinctive relation to the language. John the Posthumous is a piece of unbelievable strength and contrast, superbly unusual, masterful." -Sam Lipsyte "[Schwartz] is whole, as genius agonizingly is." -Gordon Lish "Haunting, unique prose through a author not like the other on this planet. Jason Schwartz is a master." -Ben Marcus John the Posthumous exists in among fiction and poetry, elegy and heritage: one of those novella in gadgets, it's an anatomy of marriage and adultery, an interlocking set of fictional histories, and the staccato telling of a homicide, maybe murders. it is a literary album of a pre-Internet international, desirous about actual components - all of that are instruments for both violence or sustenance. Knives, outdated iron gates, old homes in flames; Biblical citations, blood and a background of the yank mattress: the unsettling, half-perceived pictures, and their targeted yet alien manipulation through a grasp of the language will stick with readers. Its issues are wide-spread - violence, betrayal, failure - its depiction of those totally unique and hauntingly attractive.
By Sam Slote
This can be the 1st book-length therapy of James Joyce's multiplicity of types in the course of the paintings of Friedrich Nietzsche, the pre-eminent thinker of favor and perspectivism.
Sam Slote argues that the diversity of kinds Joyce deploys all through his works has a moral measurement. instead of a power learn, this publication matters Joyce's engagement with matters and difficulties which are relevant all through Nietzsche's works.
Ultimately, the intersection among Joyce and Nietzsche increases questions of epistemology, aesthetics, ethics and the development of the 'Modern' and hence may be of curiosity to a variety of readers and students.
Utilizing unique study in clinical treatises, philosophical manuscripts, and political files, this pioneering learn describes the overlooked period of innovative drugs in Europe in the course of the writings of the English poet and surgeon, John Keats. De Almeida explores the 4 basic issues of Romantic medicine--the physician's activity, the which means of lifestyles, the prescription of illness and future health, and the evolution of subject and mind--and unearths their expression in Keats's poetry and inspiration. via delineating a different yet unknown period within the background of drugs, charting the poet's milieu inside this age, and delivering shut interpreting of his poems in those contexts, Romantic medication and John Keats illustrates the interdisciplinary bonds among the 2 therapeutic arts of the Romantic interval: medication and poetry.
By Aidan Wasley
W. H. Auden's emigration from England to the USA in 1939 marked greater than a turning element in his personal lifestyles and work--it replaced the process American poetry itself. The Age of Auden takes, for the 1st time, the complete degree of Auden's effect on American poetry. Combining a extensive survey of Auden's midcentury U.S. cultural presence with an account of his dramatic effect on a variety of more youthful American poets--from Allen Ginsberg to Sylvia Plath--the publication bargains a brand new background of postwar American poetry.
For Auden, dealing with inner most problem and worldwide disaster, relocating to the USA turned, within the well-known phrases of his first American poem, a brand new "way of happening." yet his redefinition of his paintings had a value that was once felt a ways past the pages of his personal books. Aidan Wasley indicates how Auden's sign function within the paintings and lives of a whole more youthful new release of yank poets demanding situations traditional literary histories that position Auden outdoors the yank poetic culture. In making his case, Wasley can pay certain awareness to 3 of Auden's such a lot special American inheritors, featuring significant new readings of James Merrill, John Ashbery, and Adrienne wealthy. the result's a persuasive and compelling demonstration of a unique declare: which will comprehend smooth American poetry, we have to comprehend Auden's principal position inside it.
Anatole France's paintings "Les dieux ont soif" interprets to "The Gods may have Blood" or "The Gods are Athirst." either translations of the name safely depict the character of this novel set throughout the French Revolution. younger artist Évariste Gamelin is the right-hand guy of Jacobin, Marat, and Robespierre and at last turns into appointed as a juror at the progressive Tribunal in the course of the heinous Reign of Terror. notwithstanding Gamelin absolutely believes within the rules of revolution and liberty, he makes use of his place of energy to terrorize his family and friends who don't consider his zealous beliefs. but his bloodthirsty nature is positioned to an finish while he, together with his mentor Robespierre, is beheaded through the aftermath of the Thermidorian response. "The Gods could have Blood" was once released in 1912, and writer Anatole France got the Nobel Prize for Literature in honor of his literary achievements. The textual content exhibits the risks a fervently offended kingdom and the phobia that may come up whilst the general public is permitted to dole out its personal model of justice with random demise sentences. It exhibits the results while humanity is ate up through an idea, even a good suggestion, that's allowed to turn into extra very important than the folk who carry it.
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 17 November 1910 in Fortaleza, capital of the northeastern kingdom of Ceará. in the course of her adolescence, her kinfolk spent a number of years in Rio de Janeiro and Belém earlier than relocating again to Fortaleza.
She begun her occupation in journalism in 1927 lower 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 prior to relocating to Rio, in 1939. She used to be additionally popular for her cronicas, brief topical newspaper pieces.
In 1964 she grew to become Brazil's consultant to the UN and in 1977 she grew to become the 1st girl author to go into the Academia Brasileira de Letras. She gained the Camões Prize (1993) and the Prêmio Jabuti.
She died of center assault in her condo in Leblon, Rio de Janeiro on four November 2003, approximately weeks ahead of 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 well known 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.
By Douglas L. Cairns
This can be the 1st learn in English to check the most the most important phrases in Greek moral and social discourse, aidos, inside of quite a lot of Greek literature. generally rendered "shame," "modesty," or "respect," aidos is without doubt one of the so much elusive and tough Greek phrases to translate. Dr. Cairns discusses the character and alertness of aidos and different correct phrases in a couple of authors; with specific emphasis on their manifestations in epic, tragedy, and philosophy. He exhibits that the essence of the idea that is to be present in its courting with Greek values of honor, during which context it may well realize and reply to the dignity of either the self and others. It therefore comprises either self- and different- relating to habit, aggressive and cooperative values.
By Boris Vian
The foundation of the hot significant motion picture from Michel Gondry, starring Audrey Tautou, the cherished French sleek vintage hailed as "the so much poignant love tale of our time" via Raymond Queneau
The tale is straightforward: Boy meets lady; boy marries lady; lady falls unwell on their honeymoon with a water lily at the lung, that may merely be taken care of through being surrounded through plants; boy is going broke desperately attempting to hold his real love alive.
First released in 1947, Mood Indigo perfectly captures the feverishly artistic, depression romance of mid-century Saint-Germain-des-Prés. lately voted quantity ten on Le Monde's checklist of the a hundred Books of the Century (the most sensible ten additionally integrated works via Camus, Proust, Kafka, Hemingway, and Steinbeck), Boris Vian's novel has been an icon of French literature for 50 years―the avant-garde, populist masterpiece by means of one in all twentieth-century Paris's such a lot fascinating cultural figures, a touchstone for generations of progressive youth, a jazz-fueled, science-fiction-infused, horny, fantastical, nouveau-decadent tear-jerker that has charmed and beguiled millions of readers world wide. With assistance from Michel Gondry and Audrey Tautou, it really is set to seduce many, many more.
By Jonathan Odell
Plantation mistress Amanda Satterfield’s intense grief over wasting her daughter crosses the road into insanity whilst she takes a infant slave baby as her personal and names her Granada. via his wife’s tense psychological country and anxious a few mysterious plague that's sweeping throughout the plantation’s slave quarters, Master Satterfield purchases Polly Shine, a slave lady often called a healer who instantly senses a spark of an analogous reward in Granada. quickly, a household conflict of wills starts off, resulting in a tragedy that weaves jointly 3 generations of robust Southern women.
Rich in temper and atmosphere, The Healing is a strong, warmhearted novel approximately unbreakable bonds and the facility of tale to heal.
By Alan Jacobs
In recent times, cultural commentators have sounded the alarm in regards to the dire country of examining in the US. americans aren't interpreting sufficient, they are saying, or studying the appropriate books, within the correct approach.
In this publication, Alan Jacobs argues that, opposite to the doomsayers, interpreting is alive and good in the United States. there are thousands of dedicated readers helping hundreds and hundreds of huge bookstores and on-line booksellers. Oprah's ebook membership is highly influential, and a contemporary NEA survey unearths an exact uptick within the studying of literary fiction. Jacobs's interactions along with his scholars and the readers of his personal books, notwithstanding, recommend that many readers lack self belief; they wonder if they're analyzing good, with right concentration and attentiveness, with due discretion and discernment. Many have absorbed the puritanical message that studying is, before everything, reliable for you--the highbrow similar of consuming your Brussels sprouts. For such humans, certainly for all readers, Jacobs deals a few basic, robust, and masses wanted suggestion: learn at whim, learn what delivers satisfaction, and achieve this with out disgrace, no matter if it's Stephen King or the King James model of the Bible. unlike the extra methodical technique of Mortimer Adler's vintage How to learn a Book (1940), Jacobs deals an insightful, obtainable, and playfully irreverent advisor for aspiring readers. every one bankruptcy specializes in one element of drawing close literary fiction, poetry, or nonfiction, and the ebook explores every little thing from the discovery of silent analyzing, studying responsively, rereading, and studying on digital units.
Invitingly written, with equivalent measures of wit and erudition, The Pleasures of analyzing in an Age of Distraction will entice all readers, whether or not they be rookies trying to find course or outdated palms looking to recapture the pleasures of interpreting they first skilled as children.