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By Adam Parry

This quantity covers quite a lot of issues in Athenian highbrow background, drawing at the equipment of varied different disciplines to impress a reconsideration of remarkable difficulties and controversies in classical reports. The papers were organised by way of the editor round 3 normal groupings. the 1st 5 chapters should be of curiosity to those that don't have any professional wisdom of Greek. there's a clean examine Socrates' doctrine of the soul, a twentieth-century reappraisal of Protagoras' relativism and an exam of the first functionality of myths. A moment workforce analyses extra particular difficulties, contemplating the 2 burials of the Antigone, the stylistic characterisation within the speeches in Thucydides and the Socratic paradox because it appears to be like acknowledged within the Hippolytus. the ultimate papers severely learn arguable passages from Iphigenta in Aulide and the Trachiniae. The papers, by way of exotic students, could be vital studying for all who're drawn to the idea and literature of fifth-century Athens.

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By Mordecai Richler

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz is the radical that validated Mordecai Richler as one of many world's most sensible comedian writers. becoming up within the center of Montreal's Jewish ghetto, Duddy Kravitz is keen about his grandfather's asserting, "A guy with out land is nothing." In his relentless pursuit of estate and his force to develop into a an individual, he'll wheel and deal, he'll swindle and forge, he'll even attempt making video clips. And even with the setbacks he suffers, the sacrifices he needs to make alongside the best way, Duddy by no means loses religion that his dream is well worth the cost he needs to pay. This blistering satire strains the eventful coming-of-age of a cynical dreamer. Amoral, creative, ruthless, and scheming, Duddy Kravitz is without doubt one of the so much magnetic anti-heroes in literature, a guy who learns the tough manner that desires are by no means precisely what they appear, even if they do come real.

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Download Guardian (Dark Ops, Book 5) by Catherine Mann PDF

By Catherine Mann

THEY'D DO something FOR COUNTRY.

AND EVERYTHING for every OTHER.

After a gloomy ops malfunction, significant David Berg unearths himself useless middle in an army trial. It's a race opposed to time to root out the reality, and significant Sophie Campbell isn't making that any more straightforward. the new JAG desires to carry down David's unit and speedy. His testimony is important to profitable a case that might make her profession. All Sophie has to do is forget about this witness's unflappable attraction, his unnerving beauty, and a powerful, good presence that instructions her attention.

It's difficult for David, both. His appeal to this take-charge good looks is popping him inside of out. yet those adversaries have extra in universal than mystery, mutual wish. There's a traitor someplace at nighttime ops and now, to discover him, David and Sophie needs to paintings together—relentlessly, tirelessly, and so in detail it may be rattling close to deadly.

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Download While Mortals Sleep: Unpublished Short Fiction by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. PDF

By Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Foreword via Dave Eggers

Smart, whimsical, and sometimes scathing, the fiction of Kurt Vonnegut motivated a iteration of yankee writers—including Dave Eggers, writer of this volume’s Foreword. In those formerly unpublished gem stones, Vonnegut’s originality infuses a distinct panorama of factories, trailers, and bars—and characters who pit their desires and fears opposed to a merciless and occasionally comically detached world.

Here are tales of guys and machines, paintings and artifice, and the way beliefs of fortune, popularity, and love take curious twists in usual lives. An bold builder of roads, commanding a military of bulldozers, graders, and asphalt spreaders, fritters away his unfastened time with miniature trains—until the ladies in his lifestyles crash his fable land. Trapped in a stenography pool, a tender dreamer gets a decision from a robber at the run, who provides her with an odd proposition. A crusty newspaperman is pressured onto a committee to pass judgement on Christmas displays—a task that leads him to a suspiciously ostentatious ex-con after which a miracle. A hog farmer’s widow gets cryptic, unsolicited letters from a guy in Schenectady approximately “the indefinable candy aches of the spirit.” yet what's going to she locate whilst she is going to fulfill him within the flesh?

These superbly rendered works are a testomony to Vonnegut’s particular combination of remark and mind's eye. Like a gift left in the back of by means of a departed family member, While Mortals Sleep bestows upon us a shimmering Kurt Vonnegut reward: a poignant mirrored image of our global because it is and because it should be.

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By Pasha Malla

It's the Silver Jubilee of individuals Park, an city scan conceived by means of a thorough mayor and zealously policed by means of the testosterone-powered New Fraternal League of guys. To rejoice, the insular island urban has engaged the illustrationist Raven, who provides to carry the main fantastic spectacle its citizens have ever obvious. because the whole island comes jointly for the development, we meet an unforgettable cross-section of its population, from activists to nihilists, paintings stars to athletes, households to inveterate loners. quickly, despite the fact that, what has promised to be a triumph of civic concord starts to bare its shadow aspect. And while Raven's representation exceeds even the main severe of expectancies, the island is plunged right into a sequence of unnatural mess ups that strength humans to confront what they're quite made of.

People Park is a travel de strength of eerily prescient, gruesome, and hilarious commentary and a story of gripping, unrelenting suspense. Malla writes as though the dual demons of Stephen King and Flannery O'Connor have been resting on his shoulders. You've by no means learn whatever particularly like People Park.

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By Mordecai Richler

St. Urbain's Horseman is a posh, relocating, and fantastically comedian evocation of a iteration ate up with guilt -- guilt at no longer becoming a member of each conflict, at now not therapeutic each wound. Thirty-seven-year-old Jake Hersh is a movie director of modest good fortune, a devoted husband, and a guy in shame. His adjust ego is his cousin Joey, a legend of their adolescence neighbourhood in Montreal. Nazi-hunter, adventurer, and hero of the Spanish Civil battle, Joey is the avenging horseman of Jake's impotent desires. whilst Jake turns into embroiled in a scandalous trial in London, England, he places his personal unadventurous lifestyles on trial to boot, discovering it desperately in need of as he steadfastly longs for the Horseman's wonderful go back. Irreverent, deeply felt, as scathing in its critique of social mores because it is uproariously humorous, St. Urbain's Horseman confirms Mordecai Richler's recognition as a pre-eminent observer of the hypocrisies and absurdities of recent life.

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Download Exit Strategy - The Original Version by Douglas Rushkoff PDF

By Douglas Rushkoff

Set within the near-future (2008), go out technique is a darkly comedian send-up of the dot.com mania of the overdue Nineteen Nineties and a modern day retelling of the tale of Joseph. Like Joseph, Jamie Cohen is betrayed by way of his compadres yet all at once reveals himself on the correct hand of strength. He is helping a big enterprise capitalist construct pyramids - other than those are funding pyramids according to expertise idols. an extra narrative conceit is that this: 2 hundred years later, anthropologists locate the digital manuscript of go out method and start annotating the textual content.

Hundreds of readers have already contributed footnotes for the e-book – they're fascinating, wacky, compelling and Rushkoff has chosen 100 of his favorites for inclusion.

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Download I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere by Anna Gavalda PDF

By Anna Gavalda

I want an individual have been looking ahead to Me someplace explores how a existence might be replaced irrevocably in precisely one fateful second. A pregnant mother's plans for the long run resolve on the health facility; a traveling salesman learns the results of an almost-missed go out at the highway within the newspaper the subsequent morning; whereas an ideal date is spoilt through a unmarried act of thoughtlessness. In these the most important moments Gavalda demonstrates her virtually magical ability in conveying love, lust, longing, and loneliness. a person I enjoyed is a hauntingly intimate examine the intolerably painful, but occasionally necessary outcomes that adultery could have on a wedding and the members concerned. an easy story, but lengthy in substance, an individual I enjoyed ends like so much nice amorous affairs, ceaselessly leaving you in need of only one extra second.

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Download The Neon Lawyer by Victor Methos PDF

By Victor Methos

With funds and wish in brief provide, newly minted legal professional Brigham Theodore makes a decision it’s time to decrease his criteria. He joins a seedy fly-by-night company in Salt Lake urban out of desperation. After he loses his first case—a rushing ticket—he’s confident his profession is over. yet to his surprise, his boss palms him a touch extra advanced case: capital murder.

Brigham’s new patron is Amanda Pierce, a misplaced, exhausted lady who gunned down the guy who tortured and killed her six-year-old daughter. A jury may well turn out sympathetic to her insufferable soreness, however the legislations isn't any fan of vigilante justice—and nor is Vince Dale, the slick and robust prosecutor who’s by no means misplaced a homicide case. There’s no doubt that Amanda pulled the trigger—she did it in entrance of 5 witnesses. If she pleads to blame, she's going to stay away from a loss of life sentence, yet saving her lifestyles this fashion comes with an admission that what she did used to be improper. even if, if she refuses the “guilty” label, Brigham may have no selection yet to struggle for his career—and Amanda’s lifestyles.

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Download Geschichte der römischen Literatur by Thomas Baier PDF

By Thomas Baier

Dieses Buch bietet einen konzisen und kompetenten Überblick über die Literatur der Römer, und zwar nach Gattungen gegliedert. Die Epocheneinteilung ist zugunsten der Zusammenstellung verwandter Erscheinungen aufgegeben. Angesichts des knappen Umfangs können nur die jeweils wichtigen Vertreter einer Gattung vorgestellt werden. Somit liegt eine kurze Einführung in Epos, Lehrgedicht, Drama, Satire, Lyrik, Geschichtsschreibung, Roman, short, rhetorische und philosophische Schriften, Antiquarisches und Fachschriftstellerei vor. Ein Ausblick auf die spätantike, insbesondere die christliche Literatur beschließt den Band.

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