CliffsNotes on Orwell's Animal Farm (Dummies Trade)

By Daniel Moran

The unique CliffsNotes learn publications supply professional statement on significant topics, plots, characters, literary units, and ancient heritage. the newest iteration of titles during this sequence additionally positive factors glossaries and visible components that supplement the vintage, commonly used format.

The animals in CliffsNotes at the Animal Farm replicate other forms of people and their struggles for freedom and tool. Orwell felt farm the place "All Animals Are equivalent" might remedy many social and monetary difficulties — yet he additionally knew that this kind of process will be tough to maintain.

Find out what occurs at the farm whilst the various animals act at the precept that "Some Are extra equivalent Than Others." you are going to additionally achieve perception into the existence and political opinions of the writer, George Orwell. different beneficial properties that assist you examine include

  • Character analyses of significant players
  • A personality map that graphically illustrates the relationships one of the characters
  • Critical essays
  • A assessment part that exams your knowledge
  • A source heart filled with books, articles, motion pictures, and net sites

Classic literature or smooth modern day treasure — you will know it all with specialist details and perception from CliffsNotes research guides.

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The Novel Cure: From Abandonment to Zestlessness: 751 Books to Cure What Ails You

By Ella Berthoud, Susan Elderkin

Publisher's Weekly
"Delightful... based prose and discussions that span the background of 2,000 years of literature."

A novel is a narrative transmitted from the novelist to the reader. It deals distraction, leisure, and a chance to unwind or concentration. however it is additionally anything extra powerful—a method to find out about the best way to reside. learn on the correct second on your existence, a unique can—quite literally—change it.
 
The Novel remedy is a reminder of that energy. To create this apothecary, the authors have trawled thousand years of literature for novels that successfully advertise happiness, well-being, and sanity, written by way of great minds who knew what it intended to be human and wrote their lifestyles classes into their fiction. dependent like a reference publication, readers easily search for their disorder, be it agoraphobia, boredom, or a midlife quandary, and are given a singular to learn because the antidote. Bibliotherapy doesn't discriminate among pains of the physique and pains of the top (or heart). acutely aware that you’ve been cowardly? decide up To Kill a Mockingbird for an injection of braveness. Experiencing a unexpected, acute worry of loss of life? learn One Hundred Years of Solitude for a few standpoint at the better cycle of lifestyles. fearful approximately throwing a cocktail party? Ali Smith’s There yet for The will persuade you that yours may perhaps by no means cross that wrong. no matter what your situation, the prescription is straightforward: a singular (or two), to be learn at ordinary periods and in great lengthy chunks until eventually you end. a few remedies will result in an entire therapy. Others will provide solace, exhibiting that you’re now not the 1st to adventure those feelings. The Novel medication is additionally peppered with valuable lists and sidebars recommending the easiest novels to learn while you’re caught in site visitors or can’t nod off, crucial novels to learn in the course of each decade of existence, and plenty of more.
 
Brilliant in inspiration and deeply gratifying in execution, The Novel medication belongs on everyone’s bookshelf and in each drugs cupboard. it'll make even the main well-read fiction aficionado choose up a unique he’s by no means heard of, and spot wide-spread ones with new eyes. usually, it is going to reaffirm literature’s skill to distract and delivery, to resonate and reassure, to alter the best way we see the realm and our position in it.

Library Journal
"This attractive and precious learn is bound to double the size of a to-read record and turn into a go-to reference for these uncertain in their studying identities or who're beaten by way of the sheer variety of books within the world.
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Cahier René Char

By Dominique Fourcade, René Char

Textes de Charles Péguy : Lettre à Émile Zola, De l. a. récente motion socialiste. L’Épreuve, Polémique avec « Le magazine du Loiret », « motion socialiste » par Jean Jaurès, Nos annonces, Nos comptes rendus.

Les extraits : Rectifications (extraits), Librairie des « Cahiers » (extraits), Bilan (extraits), Le livre pour tous (extraits).

Autres textes : Sur Tolstoï, los angeles loi et les congrégations, Sur Gustave Hervé, Avertissement à « los angeles France vue de Laval » de Félicien Challaye, Avant-propos au « congrès de Dresde »…

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Monsieur Proust's Library

Reading used to be so very important to Marcel Proust that it occasionally turns out he was once not able to create a personage and not using a booklet in hand. each person in his paintings reads: servants and masters, young ones and oldsters, artists and physicians. The extra refined characters locate it common to talk in quotations. Proust made literary flavor a way of defining personalities and gave literature an exact function to play in his novels.
   In this splendidly unique publication, student and biographer Anka Muhlstein, the writer of Balzac’s Omelette, draws out those topics in Proust's paintings and lifestyles, hence delivering not just a pleasant creation to the momentous In seek of misplaced Time, but additionally fascinating highlights of a few of the best paintings in French literature.

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The Long and the Short of It: From Aphorism to Novel

By Gary Saul Morson

Brevity could be the soul of wit, however it is usually even more. during this exploration of the shortest literary works—wise sayings, proverbs, witticisms, sardonic observations approximately human nature, pithy evocations of puzzle, terse statements relating to final questions—Gary Saul Morson argues passionately for the significance of those brief genres not just to students but in addition to common readers.

We are interested by how short works evoke a strong experience of existence in a number of phrases, that's why we browse citation anthologies and like to repeat our favorites. Arguing that each one brief genres are brief of their personal approach, Morson explores the original kind of brevity that every of them develops. Apothegms (Heraclitus, Lao Tzu, Wittgenstein) describe the universe as finally unknowable, providing no longer solutions yet ever deeper questions. Dicta (Spinoza, Marx, Freud) create the experience that unsolvable enigmas have ultimately been resolved. Sayings from sages and sacred texts guarantee us that goodness is rewarded, whereas sardonic maxims (Ecclesiastes, Nietzsche, George Eliot) discover the self-deceptions at the back of such comforting illusions. simply as witticisms exhibit the ability of brain, "witlessisms" (William Spooner, Dan Quayle, the personality assumed by way of Mark Twain) astonish with their remarkable stupidity.

Nothing turns out farther from those brief works than novels and epics, however the shortest genres usually set the tone for longer ones, which, in flip, comprise very good examples of brief varieties. Morson indicates that brief genres give a contribution very important insights into the historical past of literature and philosophical idea. when we seize the function of aphorisms in Herodotus, Samuel Johnson, Dostoevsky, or even Tolstoy, we see their masterpieces in a wholly new mild.

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The Pleasure of the Text

By Roland Barthes

What is it that we do after we get pleasure from a textual content? what's the excitement of interpreting? The French critic and theorist Roland Barthes's solutions to those questions represent "perhaps for the 1st time within the historical past of feedback . . . not just a poetics of interpreting . . . yet a way more tough success, an erotics of analyzing . . . . Like filings which assemble to shape a determine in a magnetic box, the elements and items right here do come jointly, decided to confirm the excitement we needs to absorb our studying as opposed to the indifference of (mere) knowledge." --Richard Howard

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The Grotesque Body in Early Christian Discourse: Hell, Scatology and Metamorphosis (BibleWorld)

Early Christian apocryphal and conical files current us with ugly pictures of the human physique, frequently combining the playful and funny with the repulsive, and frightened. First to 3rd century Christian literature used to be formed via the discourse round and imagery of the human physique. This research analyses how the iconography of physically cruelty and visceral morality used to be produced and sophisticated from the very commence of Christian heritage. The resources diversity throughout Greek comedy, Roman and Jewish demonology, and metamorphosis traditions. The research finds how those photographs originated, have been followed, and have been formed to the carrier of a doctrinally and psychologically persuasive Christian message.

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Later Articles & Reviews: Uncollected Articles, Reviews, and Radio Broadcasts Written After 1900 (The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, Volume 10)

By W. B. Yeats

Author note: Colton Johnson (Editor)
Publish 12 months note: First released January 1st 1994
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The accrued Works of W. B. Yeats, quantity X: Later Articles and Reviews is a part of a fourteen-volume sequence below the overall editorship of eminent Yeats students Richard J. Finneran and George generators Harper. this primary whole variation comprises almost the entire Nobel laureate's released paintings, in authoritative texts and with vast explanatory notes.

Later Articles and Reviews includes fifty-four prose items released among 1900 and Yeats's loss of life in January 1939 and advantages from the notes and emendations of Yeats student Colton Johnson. The items amassed listed here are occasional, they usually mirror the various pursuits and engagements of Yeats in his adulthood. now not a reviewer or polemicist, Yeats is a global determine: a senator within the fledgling Irish nation, a defining smooth poet, a unique essayist. And the following we now have him writing -- with grace, wit, and keenness -- at the nation of eire on the planet, on Irish language and Irish literature, on his inventive contemporaries, at the Abbey Theater, on divorce, on censorship, on his evolution as a poet and dramatist, on his personal poetry.

Volume X additionally contains texts of ten radio courses Yeats broadcast among 1931 and 1937. this isn't in simple terms the 1st assortment but additionally the 1st printing of Yeats's radio paintings, which constitutes the most important formerly uncollected physique of his writings and doubtless an important to stay principally unstudied. conscientiously assembled from manuscripts, typescripts, broadcast scripts, and fragmentary recordings, the courses variety from a scripted interview on modern matters to problematic stagings of his personal and others' poetry. one of many radio courses is gifted in an appendix entire with the commissioned musical ranking that set Yeats's poetry to track, Yeats's personal emendations at the BBC broadcast script, and the diacritical notes with which the published reader indicated Yeats's interpretive directions.

Here, then, is professional Yeats, writing and talking vigorously and with prepared own perception concerning the glossy age and his position in it.

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