The Romance of Metaphysics: An Introduction to the History, by Israel Regardie

By Israel Regardie

This scarce antiquarian booklet is a facsimile reprint of the unique. because of its age, it could comprise imperfections reminiscent of marks, notations, marginalia and improper pages. simply because we think this paintings is culturally very important, we now have made it on hand as a part of our dedication for shielding, maintaining, and selling the world's literature in cheap, top of the range, glossy variants which are actual to the unique paintings.

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Maurice Dufault, Vice Principal by Maureen Ranson, Marguerite Primeau

By Maureen Ranson, Marguerite Primeau

Maurice Dufault stopped to consider the small city unfolded at his ft. whenever he got here again, he beloved to spot the alterations that had taken position over the summer time holidays….

So starts one other college 12 months within the lifetime of Maurice Dufault, vice-principal. it truly is 1954, and the little city of Lyonsville is transforming into and altering with the days, choked with power and newfound prosperity. Maurice Dufault, even though, is weary and jaded. He despises his boss, unearths little delight in his paintings, and is uninterested with the gang of bullies that proceed to terrorize the college and the group. He relishes the time he spends on my own, together with his books and track for convenience, content material in his solitude. yet, whilst he gets provoking information approximately his destiny, can he pull himself out of depression and utilize the time he has left?

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Notions of the feminine : literary essays from Dostoyevsky by M. Axelrod

By M. Axelrod

Coming near near the query of ways male novelists understand their girl characters, this selection of artistic but analytic literary essays unwinds the complexities of male authorship as opposed to narration. Mark Axelrod appears to be like at quite a lot of male authors together with Fydor Dostoevsky, D.H. Lawrence, Carlos Fuentes, and the theories of Jacques Lacan.

Just how do male novelists understand their woman characters? Are there refined or now not so sophisticated symptoms within the narrative that mirror the perceptions of the writer instead of the narrator? And are a few of these perceptions pre-conceived in keeping with sure cultural biases? those are a number of the questions that Notions of the female: Literary Essays from Dostoevsky to Lacan addresses. With that during brain, the essays examines these notions in such texts as: Dostoevsky's, Crime & Punishment; Tolstoy's, Anna Karenina; Lawrence's girls in Love and The Virgin and the Gypsy; Fuentes', The previous Gringo; Boll's, The misplaced Honor of Katharina Blum; and with an extra essay in response to Lacan's suggestion of The Gaze that's germane to the opposite texts.--Page four cover.

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drawing close the query of ways male novelists understand their woman characters, this choice of inventive but analytic literary essays unwinds the complexities of male authorship as opposed to narration. Read more...

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Edgar Allan Poe: Rhetoric And Style by Brett Zimmerman

By Brett Zimmerman

Critics have frequently charged Edgar Allan Poe with sloppy writing. utilizing stylistics and classical rhetorical conception, Brett Zimmerman demonstrates that Poe used to be in truth an excellent and planned lexical technician who diverse his prose kind in response to style and the area perspectives and the psychological well-being or ailment of his narrators. Zimmerman breaks new floor in Poe stories through supplying a listing of 3 hundred figures of speech and idea within the author's oeuvre, together with his stories, own correspondence, literary feedback, e-book reports, and Marginalia. This incisive catalogue of literary and rhetorical phrases, awarded in alphabetical order and amply illustrated with examples - as well as shut examinations of a few of Poe's most vital stories - overwhelmingly demonstrates Poe's rhetorical and linguistic dexterity placing a virtually two-hundred-year-old severe debate to leisure by way of exhibiting Poe to be a conscientious craftsman of the top order.

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Seeing by José Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa

By José Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa

On election day within the capital, it truly is raining so not easy that nobody has to return out to vote. The politicians are starting to be jittery. should still they reschedule the elections for one more day? round 3 o’clock, the rain ultimately stops. quickly at 4, electorate rush to the polling stations, as though they'd been ordered to seem.

But whilst the ballots are counted, greater than 70 percentage are clean. The voters are rebellious. A country of emergency is asserted. yet are the specialists appearing too precipitously? or maybe blindly? The notice inspires bad thoughts of the plague of blindness that hit the town 4 years ahead of, and of the single girl who saved her sight. might she be at the back of the clean ballots? A police superintendent is wear the case.

What starts off as a satire on governments and the occasionally doubtful efficacy of the democratic approach becomes whatever way more sinister. a novel novel from the writer of Blindness.

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