Verlaine gisant: précédé de "Les derniers jours de Paul by Gustave Le Rouge,Emmanuel Tugny

By Gustave Le Rouge,Emmanuel Tugny

Emmanuel Tugny s'attache à faire revivre le dix-neuvième siècle de l'extravagant Paul Verlaine.

Une poésie éprouvée aux vapeurs d'absinthe, organique et sauvage, qu'il restitue à travers quarante tableaux et autant de teintes prenant Verlaine à bras le corps, et criant, d'un spleen empreint de rock, son amour à l. a. langue.

Redécouvrez Tugny et Verlaine, deux larrons de pensée, avant los angeles mise en musique de certains de ces tableaux par John Greaves et son opéra rock : Verlaine gisant.

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A Fox Under My Cloak (A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight Book by Henry Williamson

By Henry Williamson

A Fox lower than My Cloak (1954) was once the 5th access in Henry Williamson's fifteen-volume A Chronicle of historical Sunlight spanning the years from the past due Victorian interval to the second one international battle. It follows Phillip Maddison into the nice struggle, surviving within the face of terror, from the recognized Christmas Truce of 1914 to the fuel assaults of the conflict of bogs the subsequent yr. whereas domestic in England on ill depart Phillip obtains his fee right into a stylish regiment during which his social inadequacies make him the butt of his fellow officials' scorn. but, by myself between them, Phillip has tasted the awful fact of existence, and loss of life, at the Western entrance.

'Williamson's type is romantic, notwithstanding hardly sentimental, and his sensuous reaction to nature is clean and surprising.' Anthony Burgess, Ninety-Nine Novels: the simplest in English when you consider that 1939

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Ooit en te nimmer (Dutch Edition) by Roald Dahl,Rob van der Veer

By Roald Dahl,Rob van der Veer

Ooit en te nimmer verenigt Roald Dahls ongeëvenaarde en gedetail leerde fantasie met de beschrij vingen van zijn avonturen als raf-vlieger tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog. De lichte satire en de voorspellingen die Dahl doet over het verloop van onze wereld geschiedenis zorgen voor een humoristische en tijdloze toekomstroman.

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The Raven: Tales and Poems (Penguin Horror) by Edgar Allan Poe,Guillermo Del Toro

By Edgar Allan Poe,Guillermo Del Toro

A new six-volume sequence of the simplest in vintage horror, chosen via award-winning director Guillermo del Toro
 
Filmmaker and longtime horror literature fan Guillermo del Toro serves because the curator for the Penguin Horror sequence, a brand new selection of vintage stories and poems via masters of the style. integrated listed here are a few of del Toro’s favorites, from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Ray Russell’s brief tale “Sardonicus,” thought of by way of Stephen King to be “perhaps the best instance of the trendy Gothic ever written,” to Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House and tales via Ray Bradbury, Joyce Carol Oates, Ted Klein, and Robert E. Howard. that includes unique conceal paintings through Penguin paintings Director Paul Buckley, those stunningly creepy deluxe hardcovers should be ideal additions to the cabinets of horror, sci-fi, myth, and paranormal aficionados everywhere.

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The Raven: stories and Poems is a landmark new anthology of Poe’s paintings, which defied conference, stunned readers, and confounded critics. this option of Poe’s writings demonstrates the stunning strength and mind's eye with which he probed the darkest corners of the human brain. “The Fall of the home of Usher” describes the ultimate hours of a relations laid low with tragedy and the legacy of the prior. In “The inform story Heart,” a murderer's insane delusions threaten to betray him, whereas tales equivalent to “The Pit and the Pendulum” and “The Cask of Amontillado” discover severe states of decadence, worry and hate. The identify narrative poem, might be Poe’s most renowned paintings, follows a man’s terrifying descent into insanity after the lack of a lover.

From the Hardcover edition.

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La estepa / En el barranco (Clasica) (Spanish Edition) by Antón P. Chéjov

By Antón P. Chéjov

«Nadie ha comprendido tan clara y sutilmente como Chejov los angeles tragedia de las pequeñeces de los angeles vida, nadie hasta él ha sabido dibujar a los hombres con tan impecable veracidad.» Maksim Gorki

El viaje de un niño de nueve años a través de los angeles estepa ucraniana, rumbo al instituto en que habrá de cursar sus primeros estudios, dibuja los angeles línea argumental de La estepa (1888), los angeles novela corta que proporcionó a Chéjov reconocimiento y que le convirtió en un escritor de éxito. En El barranco (1900), donde el adulterio alterna con el asesinato y los más variados delitos, una impresión de fluidez conseguida sin forzar en ningún momento el estilo caracteriza el relato de principio a fin. Estas dos narraciones son un magnífico ejemplo del arte de Chéjov, cuya influencia se dejó notar inmediatamente en sus contemporáneos y que aún hoy sigue vigente en modernas tendencias como el minimalismo y el realismo sucio.

Antón Pávlovich Chéjov nació en Taganrog, a orillas del mar de Azov, en el sur de Rusia, en 1860. Hijo de un modesto comerciante, antiguo siervo que había conseguido comprar su libertad, así como l. a. de su mujer y sus hijos, hizo sus primeros estudios en su ciudad natal. En 1879 ingresó en los angeles Facultad de Medicina de l. a. Universidad de Moscú: «La familiaridad con las ciencias naturales y con los métodos científicos –escribiría– siempre me ha tenido en guardia, y siempre he intentado, cuando ha sido posible, ser coherente con los hechos de l. a. ciencia, y, cuando no lo ha sido, he preferido no escribir». Desde el primer curso empezó a publicar «cuadros humorísticos» en revistas, con los que conseguía mantener a toda su familia (su padre, endeudado, su madre y sus hermanos habían tenido que trasladarse con él a Moscú), y pocos años después ya period un escritor profesional reconocido. 1888 fue un año clave en su carrera: publicó su novela corta La estepa (ALBA CLÁSICA núm. LIII, junto con En el barranco), escribió su primera obra teatral, Ivanov, y recibió el premio Pushkin. En 1890 viajó a l. a. isla de Sajalín, «con l. a. intención de escribir un libro sobre nuestra colonia penal», que aparecería al año siguiente con el título de La isla de Sajalín. En 1896 estrenó La gaviota, su primer gran éxito en l. a. escena, al que siguieron El tío Vania (1899), Tres hermanas (1901) y El jardín de los cerezos (1904). Maestro del relato corto, algunas de sus obras más importantes se encuentran en ese género, en el que ha ejercido una influencia que aún hoy sigue vigente. Chéjov murió en Badenweiller en 1904.

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The Self-Propelled Island (Bison Frontiers of Imagination) by Jules Verne,Volker Dehs,Marie-Thérèse Noiset

By Jules Verne,Volker Dehs,Marie-Thérèse Noiset

The Self-Propelled Island is the 1st unabridged English translation of Jules Verne’s unique tale that includes a well-known French string quartet that's kidnapped through an American businessman and brought to plain Island to accomplish for its millionaire population. The quartet quickly discovers that normal Island isn't an island in any respect, yet a big, futuristic send owning all of the good points of an idyllic haven.  outfitted with the main opulent facilities, average Island travels the Pacific Ocean, traversing the south archipelagos and preventing at many “sister” islands for the excitement of its well-heeled population. those population quickly meet with the chance, in its quite a few types, that's inherent in ocean trip. in the meantime, the French quartet is witness to the contention that exists among the 2 strongest households onboard, a contention that retains the way forward for the island balancing at the fringe of a knife.

 

First released in English in 1896, the unconventional used to be initially censored in translation. Dozens of pages have been minimize from the tale simply because English translators felt they have been too severe of usa citizens in addition to the British. right here, for the 1st time, readers have the excitement of examining The Self-Propelled Island as Verne meant it.

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The Sagas of the Icelanders (World of the Sagas) by Jane Smilely

By Jane Smilely

In Iceland, the age of the Vikings can be referred to as the Saga Age. a different physique of medieval literature, the Sagas rank with the world's nice literary treasures , as epic as Homer, as deep in tragedy as Sophocles, as engagingly human as Shakespeare. Set round the flip of the final millennium, those tales depict with an astonishingly glossy realism the lives and deeds of the Norse women and men who first settled in Iceland and in their descendants, who ventured farther west to Greenland and, finally, North the United States. crusing as faraway from the archetypal heroic experience because the lengthy ships did from domestic, the Sagas are written with mental depth, peopled via characters with intensity, and discover perennial human concerns like love, hate, destiny and freedom.

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Boys and Girls Come Out to Play by Nigel Dennis

By Nigel Dennis

'Everyone who now recalls Nigel Dennis thinks that his first novel was once Cards of id (1955). yet in truth he had already written girls and boys pop out to Play (1949)... what I bear in mind liking loads approximately it was once first the tale of a tender man's emergence from the darkish tunnel of his early life, with the invention that there are medicines to manage the epilepsy that has saved him imprisoned, after which the account of his first excellent summer time of freedom... in an unnamed yet famously picturesque north eu city... What stuck my mind's eye was once Dennis's skill either to benefit from the brightness of this little enviornment of informal excitement and to compliment the waiters and skivvies into the behind the scenes global of darkish kitchens and difficult labour that frames and sustains it.' Michael Frayn,Guardian

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Parade's End Volume I: Some Do Not...: 1 by Ford Madox Ford,Max Saunders

By Ford Madox Ford,Max Saunders

a few Do Not..., the 1st quantity of Parade's finish, introduces the important characters: Christopher Tietjens, a super mathematician; his astonishing, untrue spouse Sylvia; and the younger Suffragette Valentine Wannop. It starts off with the cataclysmic weekend that throws Tietjens and Valentine jointly. It leads to 1917 because the are at the verge of changing into fanatics, earlier than Tietjens prepares to come to front and possible demise. a few Do Not... is an unforgettable exploration of the tensions of a society dealing with disaster, because the energies of sexuality and gear erupt into violence. a few Do Not... comprises: the 1st trustworthy textual content, in accordance with the manuscript and primary variations; a big serious advent by way of Max Saunders, Ford's acclaimed biographer; an account of the novel's composition and reception; a reconstruction of Ford's dramatic unique finishing, released whole for the 1st time; annotations explaining historic references, army phrases, literary and topical allusions; a whole textual gear together with transcriptions of vital deletions and revisions; a bibliography of additional reading.

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The Rosy Crucifixion: Sexus, Plexus, Nexus by Henry Miller

By Henry Miller

Henry Miller's Rosy Crucifixion, his moment significant trilogy, took greater than 10 years for the writer to accomplish. starting in 1949 with Sexus, a piece so debatable all of Paris was once abuzz with L'Affaire Miller, (and writer Maurice Girodias observed himself threatened with jail), following in 1952 with Plexus, and eventually concluding with 1959's Nexus, the 3 works are a stunning array of scenes, sexual encounters and ideas, protecting Miller's ultimate days in long island, his dating with June Miller and her lover, his tackle the humanities, his favourite writers, his strategies, his insights, his days and his nights, eventually finishing with an excellent farewell to the existence he'd recognized and an anticipation of the lifestyles he might lead.

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