Archaic and Classical Choral Song: Performance, Politics and Dissemination (Trends in Classics)

By Lucia Athanassaki, Ewen Bowie

This publication addresses the functionality and dissemination of Greek poems of the 7th to the 5th centuries BC whose premieres have been offered by means of a refrain making a song in a ritual context or in secular celebrations of athletic victories. It explores how choruses offered themselves; individuals´ and communities´ roles in investment performances and securing the circulate of texts; how performances persevered in and out relations and town, no matter if chorally or in symposia; and the way such performances contributed to transmission of the poems´ texts until eventually they have been amassed by way of Hellenistic students.

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Climates

Written in 1928 through French biographer and novelist Andre Maurois, Climates turned a most sensible vendor in France and all over the place Europe. the 1st 100,000 copies revealed of its Russian translation bought out the day they seemed in Moscow bookstores. This magnificently written novel a few double conjugal failure is imbued with refined but profound mental insights of a quality that arguably opponents Tolstoy's. right here Phillipe Marcenat, an erudite but traditional industrialist from important France, falls head over heels in love with and marries the gorgeous yet unreliable Odile regardless of his family's disapproval. quickly, Phillipe's possessiveness and jealousy force her away. Brokenhearted, Phillipe then marries the dedicated and honest Isabelle and swiftly inflicts on his new spouse the exact same woes he persisted by the hands of Odile. yet Isabelle's integrity and resolution to save lots of her marriage provides one more measurement to this awesome paintings at the dynamics and vicissitudes of affection.

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The Long Song: A Novel

By Andrea Levy

Finalist for the 2010 guy Booker Prize

The manhattan occasions e-book evaluation Notable publication of the Year

In her follow-up to Small Island, winner of the Whitbread booklet of the 12 months Award and the Orange Prize for Fiction, Andrea Levy once more reinvents the historic novel. advised within the irresistibly willful and intimate voice of omit July, with a few editorial the help of her son, Thomas, The lengthy Song is straight away defiant, humorous, and stunning. the kid of a box slave at the Amity sugar plantation in Jamaica, July lives together with her mom until eventually Mrs. Caroline Mortimer, a lately transplanted English widow, makes a decision to maneuver her into the nice residence and rename her "Marguerite." jointly they pass though the bloody Baptist struggle and the violent and chaotic finish of slavery. an awfully robust tale, "The lengthy Song leaves its reader with a newly burnished appreciation for all times, love, and the pursuit of either" (The Boston Globe).

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n+1, Issue 1: Negation (Summer 2004)

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n+1 is a brand new York–based American literary journal that publishes social feedback, political remark, essays, artwork, poetry, publication studies, and brief fiction. it really is released thrice every year, and content material is released on its web site numerous occasions each one week. each one print factor averages round two hundred pages in length.

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Read this journal if you happen to like: leftist politics and something literary.

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Issue One - Negation, summer time 2004: 148 pgs

“It is time to claim what you mean.” Raids at the cultural norm. opposed to workout. Fiction by means of Sam Lipsyte and Benjamin Kunkel. Keith Gessen at the schooling of Gary Baum.

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Atmosphere, Mood, Stimmung: On a Hidden Potential of Literature

What are many of the atmospheres or moods that the interpreting of literary works can set off? Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht has lengthy argued that the functionality of literature isn't a lot to explain, or to re-present, as to make current. right here, he is going one step additional, exploring the substance and truth of language as a cloth portion of the world—impalpable tricks, tones, and airs that, up to they're elusive, are not any much less concerns of tangible fact.

Reading, we find, is an experiencing of particular moods and atmospheres, or Stimmung. those moods are on a continuum corresponding to a musical scale. They current themselves as nuances that problem our powers of discernment and outline, in addition to language's strength to seize them. possibly the easiest we will do is to indicate of their course. Conveying own encounters with poetry, track, portray, and the radical, this e-book hence gestures towards the intangible and within the strategy, constitutes a daring protection of the subjective event of the arts.

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Chronicle in Stone: A Novel

By Ismail Kadare

Masterful in its simplicity, Chronicle in Stone is a touching coming-of-age tale and a testomony to the perseverance of the human spirit. Surrounded by means of the magic of lovely girls and literature, a boy needs to undergo the deprivations of battle as he suffers the hardships of transforming into up. His sleepy state has simply thrown off centuries of tyranny, yet new waves of domination inundate his urban. throughout the boy’s eyes, we see the terrors of worldwide struggle II as he witnesses fascist invasions, allied bombings, partisan infighting, and the numerous faces of human cruelty—as good because the uncomplicated pleasures of life.

Evacuating to the nation-state, he expects to discover an amazing international jam-packed with notable issues, yet discovers as a substitute an archaic backwater the place a severed arm turns into a talisman and deflowered ladies mysteriously vanish. Woven among the chapters of the boy’s tale are tantalizing fragments of the city’s background. because the devastation mounts, the fragments lose coherence, and we understand firsthand how the violence of warfare destroys greater than simply constructions and bridges.

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A Passage to India

By E.M. Forster

Among the best novels of the 20th century and the foundation for director David Lean’s Academy Award-winning movie, A Passage to India tells of the conflict of cultures in British India after the flip of the century. In beautiful prose, Forster unearths the threat that lurks simply underneath the skin of normal existence, as a standard false impression erupts right into a devastating affair.

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Trigger Point

By Matthew Glass

"Glass’s awesome geopolitical mystery packs as a lot gut-wrenching suspense as any mystery in fresh reminiscence . . . Glass expertly assembles the interlocking items of his frighteningly prophetic puzzle. This chilling, vital novel will be learn by means of all these accountable for our country’s politics and finances."—Publishers Weekly

The yr is 2018. the USA has ultimately emerged from the former decade’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the commercial recession that threatened to rip the rustic aside. Eighteen months into his first time period, President Tom Knowles sees an opportunity to place his stamp on global affairs while thirty-two American relief staff are massacred in Uganda by way of a bunch of insurgent partisans. Knowles makes a decision to ship in troops into a space that China considers its African sphere of effect. Privately, the message from the chinese language is maintain out. Publicly, they could simply stand by way of and watch.

Six weeks later, inventory costs on Wall road are plummeting. Rumors of insolvency hang-out an immense funding financial institution, that's major the rout. while the financial institution refuses a central authority bailout, and it turns into identified that the chinese language state-run People’s funding company is its significant shareholder, the stock-marker slide becomes a panic. Are usa inventory costs being manipulated by way of the chinese language govt? because the president’s workforce takes drastic motion to guard the U.S. economic system, the chinese language govt moves again to guard its pursuits, and the disagreement shifts speedily from Wall road to Africa, the place American and chinese language forces stand eye to eye. Who will blink first?

An fiscal and geopolitical mystery from a author defined because the inheritor to Tom Clancy and Michael Crichton, Trigger Point strikes from the Oval place of work to Africa to Beijing and paints a terrifying portrait of the place we could be headed.

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The Underside of Joy: A Novel

“[An] beautiful debut . . . relocating and hopeful.” –People variety Watch

To Ella Beene, happiness ability dwelling within the Northern California river city of Elbow, California, together with her husband Joe and his youngsters. yet one summer time day Joe drowns, leaving Ella on my own with Annie and Zach—until his ex-wife, Paige, indicates up on the funeral. for 3 years, Ella believed that Paige had selfishly deserted her family members. Yet—as the custody struggle among mom and stepmother ensues—Ella realizes there's extra to the tale than Joe ever published.

The Underside of Joy isn't really a fairy-tale model of step-motherhood, pitting stable opposed to evil, yet an enthralling tale of 2 girls who either declare to be the mummy of an analogous youngsters.

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The Right Letter!: How to Communicate Effectively in a Busy World

By Jan Venolia

Replaces prior edition.In today'¬?s traumatic international of mobile phones, e-mail, and fast messages, is it nonetheless priceless to understand the right way to write a superb letter? completely! an enticing, well-written letter can seize the reader'¬?s cognizance and carry it lengthy after anyone else'¬?s electronic mail has been discarded. it could possibly make a powerful, lasting effect on a hiring supervisor, power consumer, or far flung pal who gets it. In different phrases, the letter continues to be an incredible expert and private verbal exchange software, one who too few humans learn about nowadays. during this thoroughly revised and up to date version of higher LETTERS, writing authority Jan Venolia dispenses professional suggestion on growing the best letter, masking composition, type, and structure. With the correct LETTER! your message will upward push above the rest.

  • this convenient, moveable addition to the perfect! sequence (650,000 copies offered) is a crucial consultant to powerful letter writing, together with a piece on email.
  • With such a lot of humans complaining concerning the glut of e mail, junk mail, and incorrect information, this reference is required now greater than ever.
  • past variations of higher LETTERS have bought greater than 80,000 copies.
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