Download The Last Days of Mankind: The Complete Text (The Margellos by Karl Kraus PDF

By Karl Kraus

100 years after Austrian satirist Karl Kraus all started writing his dramatic masterpiece, The final Days of Mankind remains as powerfully suitable because the day it was once first released. Kraus’s play enacts the tragic trajectory of the 1st global battle, whilst mankind raced towards self-destruction via tools of recent struggle whereas extolling the consideration and ignoring the horror of an allegedly “defensive” conflict. This quantity is the 1st to give an entire English translation of Kraus’s towering paintings, filling an incredible hole within the availability of Viennese literature from the period of the battle to finish All Wars.

Bertolt Brecht hailed The final Days because the masterpiece of Viennese modernism. within the apocalyptic drama Kraus constructs a textual university, mixing real quotations from the Austrian army’s name to palms, people’s responses, political speeches, newspaper editorials, and more than a few different assets. Seasoning the drama with comedian invention and satirical verse, Kraus unearths how bungled international relations, grasping profiteers, giant enterprise complicity, gullible newsreaders, and, notably, the sloganizing of the click introduced down the Austro-Hungarian Empire. within the dramatization of sensationalized information experiences, inurement to atrocities, and openness to battle as therapy, today’s readers will pay attention the echo of the fateful voices Kraus recorded as his place of origin descended into self-destruction.

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Download Brill's Companion to Callimachus PDF

Few figures from Greco-Roman antiquity have gone through as a lot reassessment in contemporary many years as Callimachus of Cyrene, who used to be energetic on the Alexandrian courtroom of the Ptolemies through the early 3rd century BC. as soon as perceived as a best instance of ivory tower detachment and abstruse studying, Callimachus has now end up understood as an artificer of the pictures of a strong and colourful courtroom and as a poet moment basically to Homer in his later reception. For the trendy viewers, the fragmentation of his texts and the diffusion of resource fabrics has frequently impeded realizing his poetic success. Brills significant other to Callimachus has been designed to assist in negotiating this scholarly terrain, in particular the method of enhancing and accumulating his fragments, to light up his highbrow and social contexts, and to point the present instructions that his scholarship is taking.

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Download Sweet Talk by Stephanie Vaughn PDF

By Stephanie Vaughn

Stephanie Vaughn is a writer's author, one whose debut number of tales, candy speak, used to be released greater than twenty years in the past to serious acclaim. Readers have come to those tales through the years via observe of mouth, posting gleaming stories to their Goodreads pages and on their blogs--unanimously agreeing that this assortment is a contemporary vintage that merits to be in print. Crafted in swish, sincere prose, Vaughn's tales pass directly to the center of the way humans stay, develop and live on.

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Download A Madona de Cedro by Antonio Callado PDF

By Antonio Callado

About the author:

Antônio Callado (26 January 1917, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 28 January 1997, Rio de Janeiro) was once a Brazilian journalist, playwright, and novelist. Born in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Callado studied legislations, then labored as a journalist in London for the BBC's Brazilian provider from 1941 to 1947. Callado started writing fiction within the Nineteen Fifties. His first novel, A assunção de Salviano (The Assumption of Salviano), used to be released in 1954, and his final, O homem cordial e outras histórias (Men of Feeling and different Stories), got here out in 1993. Quarup (1967) is considered his most famed paintings. Callado has bought literary prizes that come with the Golfinho de Ouro, the Prêmio Brasília, and the Goethe Prize for fiction for Sempreviva (1981).

Sobre o livro:

A madona de cedro, segundo romance de Antonio Callado, publicado em 1957, foi passo decisivo na construção do universo ficcional do autor. Podem-se ver nele as bases da linguagem e do universo romanesco que seriam marca registrada de Callado, e que atingiriam seu auge em Quarup e Sempreviva. O romance é uma batalha psicológica dentro de Delfino, que precisa lidar com as implicações morais de seu ato: remorso, culpa, expiação. Sem perder o energy de um bom policial, o romance de Callado segue dinâmico. A volta de Adriano, a encarnação do príncipe das trevas, força Delfino a enfrentar de modo definitivo seu drama.

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Download Cities and Years (European Classics) by Konstantin Fedin PDF

By Konstantin Fedin

Michael Scammell (Translator)

originally released in Russian in 1924 and used to be one of many first significant literary accomplishments within the Soviet republic.

The towns are Berlin and Moscow, the years these of the 1st global conflict and the Russian Revolution, and the subject enduring: what function should still the intelligentsia play within the inevitable revolution looming over society? Konstantin Fedin's extreme exploration of struggle and its aftermath makes a speciality of Andrei Startsov, an highbrow who needs to strive against along with his ambivalence towards the convulsions in his fatherland and along with his love for the rebellious and fiercely self sustaining Marie.

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Download The Logic of Slavery: Debt, Technology, and Pain in American by Tim Armstrong PDF

By Tim Armstrong

In American background and in the course of the Western international, the subjugation perpetuated through slavery has created a different 'culture of slavery'. That tradition exists as a metaphorical, inventive and literary culture connected to the enslaved – humans whose lives are 'owed' to a different, who're used as tools through one other and who needs to undergo anguish in silence. Tim Armstrong explores the metaphorical legacy of slavery in American tradition through investigating debt, expertise and soreness in African-American literature and various different writings and works of art. Armstrong's cautious research unearths how notions of the slave as a debtor lie hidden in our bills of the commodified self and the way writers like Nathaniel Hawthorne, Rebecca Harding Davis, Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. Du Bois, Ralph Ellison and Toni Morrison grapple with the pervasive view that slaves are such as machines

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