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Download E-books Maximes et pensées PDF

By Nicolas de Chamfort

Les maximes, les axiomes sont, ainsi que les abrégés, l'ouvrage des gens d'esprit, qui ont travaillé, ce semble, à l'usage des esprits médiocres ou paresseux. Le paresseux s'accommode d'une maxime qui le dispense de faire lui-même les observations qui ont mené l'auteur de los angeles maxime au résultat dont il fait half à son lecteur. Le paresseux et l'homme médiocre se croient dispensés d'aller au delà, et donnent à l. a. maxime une généralité que l'auteur, à moins qu'il ne soit lui-même médiocre, ce qui arrive quelquefois, n'a pas prétendu lui donner.

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Download E-books All That's Left PDF

By Ward Anderson

How do you inform exact twins Steven and Scotty apart?
Hint: one among them is lifeless.

Steven is the practical dual with a smart activity, good outfits, brilliant haircut, and brilliant female friend. He works as a sommelier and has annoyingly strong style. Scotty is the wild one, a unfastened spirit who travels the realm, will get under the influence of alcohol, will get laid, then will get in hassle. They have not spoken in 3 years. And now Scotty is lifeless.

Upon listening to the information of his brother's deadly aneurism, Steven hops on a aircraft to Singapore to retrieve the physique. He discovers that his dual had a scorching neighborhood female friend, which is not superb. With Scotty, there has been consistently a girl--usually younger and beautiful, yet now not the type of lady to die for. Dania is one other tale. She's attractive, clever, sings in a cocktail bar, and notices a outstanding similarity among Steven and his dual: "You glance like difficulty, too." She needs to be correct simply because, over the following couple of days, Steven reveals himself shirking his staid existence again domestic, chatting with Scotty's ashes--and turning into dangerously concerned with the only girl who may be aware of the reality approximately his brother's dying. . .

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Download E-books A New Companion to English Renaissance Literature and Culture (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture) (2 Volume Set) PDF

During this revised and tremendously accelerated version of the Companion, eighty students come jointly to provide an unique and far-reaching overview of English Renaissance literature and tradition.

  • A re-creation of the best-selling Companion to English Renaissance Literature, revised and up-to-date, with  22 new essays and 19 new illustrations
  • Contributions from a few eighty students together with Judith H. Anderson, Patrick Collinson, Alison Findlay, Germaine Greer, Malcolm Jones, Arthur Kinney, James Knowles, Arthur Marotti, Robert Miola and Greg Walker
  • Unrivalled in scope and its exploration of unexpected literary and cultural territories the Companion deals new readings of either ‘literary’ and ‘non-literary’ texts
  • Features essays discussing fabric tradition, sectarian writing, the heritage of the physique, theatre either in and outdoors the playhouses, legislations, gardens, and ecology in early sleek England
  • Orientates the start pupil, whereas supplying complicated scholars  and school with new instructions for his or her research
  • All of the essays from the 1st version, besides the innovations for additional interpreting, were transformed or updated

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Download E-books The Room PDF

'It is sort of an event to be locked up all on your own in any dimension room' says the nameless narrator of Hubert Selby Jr.'s moment novel. What follows is a startling sequence of reminiscences and fantasies that light up the workings of a prisoner's unhinged brain. He yearns for his violent youth, rages opposed to vague gurus, and imagines enacting terrible revenge on those that imprisoned him. The prisoner's remand telephone turns into the scene of a surreal psychological torture. Disorienting, nightmarish and structurally creative, "The Room" is a stunning exam of the pain people can inflict on one another.

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Download E-books Love's Knowledge: Essays on Philosophy and Literature PDF

By Martha C. Nussbaum

This quantity brings jointly Nussbaum's released papers at the courting among literature and philosophy, in particular ethical philosophy. The papers, lots of them formerly inaccessible to non-specialist readers, care for such basic concerns because the courting among kind and content material within the exploration of moral concerns; the character of moral cognizance and moral wisdom and their dating to written varieties and kinds; and the position of the feelings in deliberation and self-knowledge. Nussbaum investigates and defends a notion of moral knowing which comprises emotional in addition to highbrow task, and which provides a undeniable kind of precedence to the belief of specific humans and events instead of to summary principles. She argues that this moral belief can't be thoroughly and accurately said with out turning to varieties of writing often thought of literary instead of philosophical. it's accordingly essential to increase our perception of ethical philosophy so as to contain those kinds. that includes new essays and revised types of numerous formerly released essays, this assortment makes an attempt to articulate the connection, inside any such broader moral inquiry, among literary and extra abstractly theoretical elements.

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Download E-books De Provinciis Consularibus Oratio: Introduction and Commentary by Luca Grillo (American Philological Association: Text and Commentaries Series) PDF

By Marcus Tullius Cicero

Possibly no different unmarried Roman speech exemplifies the relationship among oratory, politics and imperialism larger than Cicero's De Provinciis Consularibus, reported to the senate in fifty six BC. Cicero places his skills on the provider of the robust "triumviri" (Caesar, Crassus and Pompey), whose goals he advances by way of attractive to the senators' imperialistic and chauvinistic ideology. This oration, then, yields worthy insights into numerous parts of overdue republican lifestyles: diplomacy among Rome and the provinces (Gaul, Macedonia and Judaea); the senators' view on governors, publicani (tax-farmers) and foreigners; the soiled mechanics of excessive politics within the 50s, pushed via lust for domination and funds; and Cicero's personal position in that political choreography. This speech additionally exemplifies the outstanding variety of Cicero's oratory: the invective opposed to Piso and Gabinius demands biting irony, the compliment of Caesar screens excessive rhetoric, the rejection of alternative senators' ideas is a journey de strength of logical and complex argument, and Cicero's justification for his personal behavior is embedded within the self-fashioning narrative that's normal of his publish reditum speeches.
This new statement contains an up-to-date creation, which gives the readers with a old, rhetorical and stylistic heritage to understand the complexities of Cicero's oration, in addition to indexes and maps.

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Download E-books Silas Marner PDF

By George Eliot

Each day the miserly Silas Marner works, and each evening he is taking his hoard of gold out from below his floorboards and counts it. Then his fortunes switch by surprise. And while an deserted baby, Eppie, reveals her manner into his domestic, Silas is given an opportunity to rework his existence forever.

Edited with an creation and notes by way of David Carroll.

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Download E-books The Lost Time Accidents: A Novel PDF

By John Wray

In his bold and fiercely creative new novel, The misplaced Time Accidents, John Wray takes us from turn-of-the-century Viennese salons humming with rumors approximately Einstein's radical new concept to the dying camps of worldwide warfare , from the golden age of postwar pulp technology fiction to a startling discovery in a new york residence packed to the ceiling with artifacts of recent life.

Haunted through a failed love affair and the darkest of relatives secrets and techniques, Waldemar 'Waldy' Tolliver wakes one morning to find that he has been exiled from the circulation of time. the realm maintains to show, and Waldy is wanting to locate his approach back-a trip that forces him to reckon not just with the betrayal on the middle of his doomed romance but additionally the legacy of his great-grandfather's deadly pursuit of the hidden nature of time itself.

Part madcap event, half harrowing relatives drama, half clinical mystery--and by no means below wildly entertaining--The misplaced Time Accidents is a daring and epic saga set opposed to the best upheavals of the 20th century.

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Download E-books Occasion for Loving PDF

By Nadine Gordimer

Jessie and Tom Stilwell continue open condominium. Their code is one in all humans decided to take care of the integrity of non-public family members opposed to the distortions of legislations and society.The influence on their domestic of Boaz Davis and his spouse Ann, arrived from England, and Gideon Shibalo, the Stilwells' black buddy, with whom Ann starts off a love affair as her event with Africa, is dramatically concurrent with occasions related to Jessie's unusual courting along with her mom and stepfather and her son from a prior marriage. Telling their tale opposed to the heritage of South Africa within the sixties, Nadine Gordimer speaks with unsurpassed subtlety and poignancy of people and the society during which they live.

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