By Alphonse Daudet
Mises en movie par Marcel Pagnol, enregistrées par les grandes voix chantantes de Raimu et de Fernandel, les Lettres de gained moulin sont l'hommage rendu par Alphonse Daudet à sa Provence natale. Dans ces vingt-quatre nouvelles écrites à partir de 1866, il ressuscite les moeurs, les coutumes et l. a. bonne vie du temps des moulins à vent. Comédies, petits drames, choses vues, histoires vécues, contes philosophiques, ces récits — d'«Installation», hymne à los angeles vie uncomplicated, aux «Nostalgies de caserne», en passant par «La Chèvre de Monsieur Seguin» et «L'Arlésienne» — sont ceux d'un causeur dont tous les amis ont loué los angeles dialog captivante, los angeles gaieté et los angeles verve méridionales. Ainsi que l'écrivait Remy de Gourmont : «Il était du Midi, c'est le can pay où les words font des bruits de cigale. Donc il conta délicieusement. Il conte comme il raconte, et avec un plaisir évident, souriant, communicatif : c'était sa vocation.»
By Henry James
Encompassing a interval of just about fifty years, the tales of Henry James characterize the main amazing feat of sustained literary construction nowa days. For sheer richness, kind and depth, they've got no equivalent in fiction, allowing us to track the evolution of an exceptional author within the best aspect. This assortment reprints all of the significant tales including many surprising yet both exciting items that light up their extra celebrated companions.
Volume 2 takes us from “The deepest Life” of 1892 to James’s final tale, “A around of Visits,” released in 1910. those are the awesome works of James’s maturity—“The dying of the Lion,” “The Altar of the Dead,” “The determine within the Carpet,” “The flip of the Screw,” “In the Cage,” “The Beast within the Jungle,” and plenty of others—in which the deepening darkness of the author’s existence casts a sad yet heroic shadow at the issues of his youth.
Contents of quantity 2
The deepest Life
The genuine Thing
The center Years
The demise of the Lion
The Coxon Fund
The subsequent Time
The Altar of the Dead
The determine within the Carpet
The flip of the Screw
In the Cage
The actual correct Thing
The nice solid Place
Miss Gunton of Poughkeepsie
The Abasement of the Northmores
The designated Type
The Tone of Time
The Beldonald Holbein
The tale in It
The Beast within the Jungle
The Jolly Corner
The Bench of Desolation
A around of Visits
By Carson McCullers
Set on a Southern military base within the Nineteen Thirties, REFLECTIONS IN A GOLDEN EYE tells the tale of Captain Penderton, a bisexual whose existence is disappointed through the arriving of significant Langdon, a captivating womanizer who has an affair with Penderton's tempestuous and flirtatious spouse, Leonora. Upon the novel's booklet in 1941, reviewers have been uncertain of what to make of its particularly scandalous topic matter. A critic for Time journal wrote, "In virtually any palms, such fabric might yield a rank fruitcake of mere arty melodrama. yet Carson McCullers tells her story with simplicity, perception, and a unprecedented reward of phrase." Written in the course of a time while McCullers's personal marriage to Reeves used to be near to cave in, her moment novel bargains together with her trademark subject matters of alienation and unfulfilled loves.
By Leo Tolstoy
Nell’opera di Tolstoj compaiono innumerevoli interrogativi sull’amore, sulla felicità coniugale, sull’atteggiamento morale nei rapporti più intimi tra uomo e donna: servono a indagare le tensioni fra natura e cultura, a rovesciare dall’interno le strutture di una società patriarcale, los angeles sua ideologia, i rapporti fra le classi. Questi temi troveranno il loro punto di massima espressione artistica in Anna Karenina, nei tormenti della protagonista di una storia tragica che è prima di tutto un’epopea della psicologia umana. Tanto nei rapporti “corrotti” tra Anna e Vro‘nskij, quanto in quelli “puri” tra Kitty e LeÅLvin, si dipana un groviglio morale: può perdurare l’amore senza il sostegno di legami sociali o economici? Questa domanda fu al centro della vita stessa di Tolstoj, che aveva pubblicato nel 1859 los angeles felicità familiare, apologia dell’amore domestico attraverso le quiete aspirazioni di Sergej e Maša, e oltre trent’anni dopo scriverà l. a. sonata a Kreutzer, definitiva e impietosa analisi del matrimonio borghese, potente dissoluzione del mito tradizionale della famiglia, capolavoro di ossessione e di cinismo. Saranno forse queste ultime considerazioni a portarlo, los angeles notte del 28 ottobre 1910, advert allontanarsi da casa, abbandonando l. a. moglie e i figli e viaggiando su treni di terza classe fino alla stazione di Astapovo, dove morirà pochi giorni dopo?
By Comte de Lautréamont
De fiel et d'impunité, le monde décrit par le mystérieux comte de Lautréamont est d'un sadisme déroutant pour son époque. Cette épopée en prose éditée en six chants traduit une sorte de parcours initiatique inversé ; du Bien vers le Mal. Maldoror, double authentique du poète, est un héros romantique fortress du byronisme en fashion, mais qui glisse peu à peu, et nous entraîne avec lui, au sein d'un univers monstrueux, inhumain. Frénétiquement dressé contre Dieu et les Hommes, le personnage maudit clamera son analogie consciente avec Lucifer-Satan. « C'est un cauchemar qui tient los angeles plume ». Quand ses contemporains n'y virent que le fruit d'un esprit malade, les surréalistes reconnurent dans Les Chants de Maldoror un manifeste de l. a. poésie moderne, instigateur de los angeles révolution littéraire du XXe siècle.
By John Updike
In this sequel to Rabbit, Run, John Updike resumes the religious quest of his worried Everyman, Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom. Ten years have handed; the impulsive former athlete has turn into a paunchy thirty-six-year-old conservative, and Eisenhower’s becalmed the US has turn into 1969’s lurid turmoil of know-how, delusion, medications, and violence. Rabbit is deserted by means of his relations, his domestic invaded by way of a runaway and an intensive, his earlier decreased to a ruined internal panorama; nonetheless he clings to semblances of decency and accountability, and yearns to belong and to believe.
By John O'Hara, E. L. Doctorow, Steven Goldleaf
Collected for the 1st time, the recent York tales of John O'Hara, "among the best brief tale writers in English, or in the other language" (Brendan Gill, right here on the New Yorker)
Collected for the 1st time, listed below are the hot York tales of 1 of the 20th century’s definitive chroniclers of the city—the speakeasies and highballs, social climbers and cinema stars, mistresses and powerbrokers, unsparingly saw by means of a well-liked American grasp of realism. Spanning his four-decade occupation, those greater than thirty refreshingly frank, sparely written tales are between John O’Hara’s best paintings, exploring the materialist aspirations and sexual exploits of unsuitable, prodigally human characters and showcasing the snappy discussion, telling information and ironic narrative twists that made him the most-published brief tale author within the background of the hot Yorker.
By Joseph Conrad
Conrad's target was once 'by the ability of the written observe, to make you listen, to make you are feeling . . . prior to all, to make you see' center of Darkness, his exploration of eu colonialism in Africa and of elusive human values, embodies extra profoundly than nearly the other smooth fiction the trouble of 'seeing,' its relativity and transferring compromise. Portraying a tender man's first sea-voyage to the East in early life, an unenlightened adulthood in middle of Darkness, and the blind outdated age of Captain Whalley in spite of everything of the Tether, the tales during this quantity are united of their subject matter - the 'Ages of Man' - and of their scepticism. Conrad's imaginative and prescient has prompted twentieth-century writers and artists from T. S. Eliot to Jorge Luis Borges and Werner Herzog, and keeps to attract severe fireplace. In his stimulating creation John Lyon discusses the hyperlinks among those 3 tales, the reviews of Chinua Achebe and Edward stated, and the ebb and move of Conrad's marvelous narrative paintings.
By Hugh Lofting
Health care provider Dolittle heads for the excessive seas in probably the main striking event ever skilled via guy or animal. instructed by way of nine-and-a-half-year-old Tommy Stubbins, crewman and destiny naturalist, the voyages of health practitioner Dolittle and his corporation make them Spidermonkey Island. with his devoted buddies, Polynesia the parrot and Chee-Chee the monkey, health professional Dolittle survives a deadly shipwreck and lands at the mysterious floating island. There he meets the wondrous nice Glass See Snail who holds the main to the greates secret of all.
By Thomas Hardy
While Tess Durbeyfield is pushed via relatives poverty to say kinship with the rich D'Urbervilles and search a part of their kin fortune, assembly her 'cousin' Alec proves to be her downfall. a truly varied guy, Angel Clare, turns out to supply her love and salvation, yet Tess needs to pick out even if to bare her previous or stay silent within the wish of a relaxed destiny. With its delicate depiction of the wronged Tess and robust feedback of social conference, Tess of the D'Urbervilles is likely one of the such a lot relocating and poetic of Hardy's novels.