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What I Learned At University - download pdf or read online

By Michael Wells Glueck

lately, I came upon a delicately preserved and strongboxed selection of my direction papers from collage and graduate tuition. As a former Woodrow Wilson Fellow and collage teacher of English and Classics, i discovered them correct, good written with vigour mentis, and precious of being shared. They have been written in the course of the heyday of latest feedback, whilst I studied below John Crowe Ransom and listened raptly to the vacationing Robert Frost recite a few of his poems. certainly, they helped me win a first-year fellowship and a second-year subvention from the Woodrow Wilson starting place. pervasive issues emerge: unfastened will, and the identity of spiritual religion and concept with literary creativity and feedback. To paraphrase T.S. Eliot, the lessons of the masters of the delicate colleges are usually not in basic terms debatable and polymath but additionally anagogic and polysemous.

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Download e-book for kindle: Proust in Love by William C. Carter

By William C. Carter

The acclaimed Proust biographer William C. Carter portrays Proust’s amorous adventures and misadventures from youth via his grownup years, offering the place applicable Proust’s personal delicate, clever, and infrequently disappointed observations approximately love and sexuality. Proust is published as a guy agonizingly stuck among the consistent worry of public publicity as a gay and the necessity to locate and show love. In telling the tale of Proust in love, Carter additionally exhibits how the author’s reports grew to become significant issues in his novel In seek of misplaced Time.
Carter discusses Proust’s adolescent sexual stories, his disastrous brothel stopover at to remedy gay tendencies, and his first nice loves. He additionally addresses the duel Proust fought after the journalist Jean Lorrain alluded to his homosexuality in print, his flirtations with first rate girls and high-class prostitutes, and his affairs with younger males of the servant classification. With new revelations approximately Proust’s love lifestyles and a gallery of pictures, the publication offers an exceptional glimpse of Proust’s homosexual Paris.

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New PDF release: Candida Soror (Italian Edition)

By Maria Santini

È, questa, los angeles prima biografia di Maria Pascoli, l. a. sorella consistent with antonomasia della letteratura italiana.
Mariù convisse con Giovanni Pascoli ventisette anni: dieci, insieme advert Ida, l'altra sorella; diciassette, da sola, prendendosi cura di quell'uomo tormentato e ipersensibile al quale organizzò los angeles vita pratica e fece da efficiente segretaria.
Un'opera encomiabile, l. a. sua ma che non le è stata riconosciuta. Sì, perché Maria ha sempre goduto di cattiva stampa: prepotente, invadente, avara, gelosa al punto di rovinare ogni sogno d'amore del fratello... Tutto ciò è ingiusto.
D'accordo, Maria period strong point, determinata e nelle cose pratiche anche troppo oculata ma fu Giovanni a mettere los angeles sua vita nella mani della sorella e fu sempre lui a ricorrere a lei quando si cacciava in situazioni da cui non sapeva più uscire come quelle sentimentali...
Questo saggio, ristabilisce los angeles verità intorno advert una personality complessa come Mariù los angeles cui vita period legata a quella di un uomo, ancor più complicato di cui lei conosceva tutto: debolezze, insicurezza, genialità. Un uomo con cui condivideva il culto delle inquiete ombre familiari come nessuna estranea avrebbe potuto fare.
Né los angeles Maria adulta, disincantata e pessimista, avrebbe potuto essere diversa da come period: los angeles vita non period stata prodiga di favori con lei, impedendole di acquisire ottimismo e spensieratezza.
Era stata una bimba precocemente orfana dopo avere appena gustato il paradiso rappresentato da una famiglia benestante e affettuosa, un'educanda consistent with otto anni seppellita in collegio, una ragazza graziosa e ben educata ma senza prospettive... finché period arrivato il fratello buono che le aveva porto l. a. mano, trasformandola in una giovane donna libera di disporre di se stessa, valorizzata e amata fino all'idolatria.
Ed ecco formarsi los angeles coppia di ferro Giovanni-Maria che neanche l. a. morte separerà, facts l. a. decisione di Mariù di trasformarsi nella vestale del culto fraterno: decisione che ci ha serbato intatto il casale di Castelvecchio con tutte le memorie.
Questa biografia di Mariù Pascoli, che è anche l. a. biografia del Poeta visto attraverso gli occhi della sorella più cara, è disponibile anche in quantity ed esce in booklet in occasione delle celebrazioni del centenario dalla morte di Giovanni Pascoli che cadrà il 6 aprile del 2012.

Maria Santini è nata a Torino ma vive a Roma da molti anni. L'insaziabile curiosità intellettuale è un dato caratteristico della personalità di questa scrittrice. Ha già firmato in keeping with Simonelli Editore le biografie di «Matilde di Canossa» e di «Liszt». In edizione elettronica, «I Pascoli del Mistero» e dieci gialli che l'hanno fatta definire l'Agatha Christie italiana.

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Da fronti opposti: Diari di guerra, 1914-1915 (La storia. - download pdf or read online

By Nellie Bly,Edith Wharton,Luisa Cetti

Due donne americane di fronte alla Grande Guerra europea: Edith Wharton, scrittrice già affermata che in quegli anni sta scrivendo l’Età dell’innocenza – sarà los angeles prima donna a vincere il premio Pulitzer – e Nellie Bly, giornalista famosa, che nel 1890 aveva stupito il mondo circumnavigando l. a. terra in seventy two giorni sulla falsariga del Giro del mondo in eighty giorni di Verne.Tra il febbraio e il novembre 1915 Edith Wharton viaggia a più riprese lungo il fronte occidentale, visitando le postazioni francesi nelle Argonne, in Lorena, nei Vosgi, sulla costa atlantica settentrionale e in Alsazia. Viaggi al fronte. Da Dunkerque a Belfort è il diario di queste visite, un reportage giornalistico che appartiene a una dimensione poco nota della scrittrice, conosciuta essenzialmente in keeping with i romanzi e i colti resoconti di viaggio.Tra l’ottobre e il novembre 1914 Nellie Bly è invece in Austria e visita le sector di guerra su un fronte opposto, lungo il confine orientale. I suoi reportage, pubblicati sul «New York night Journal», sono qui raccolti sotto il titolo In prima linea sul fronte russo e serbo.Tra le poche voci femminili a raccontare in diretta los angeles prima guerra mondiale, Edith Wharton e Nellie Bly, con le loro cronache limpide e coinvolgenti, non sembrano parlare neppure dello stesso conflitto, tanto è diverso il loro approccio alla scrittura. Eppure l. a. guerra, osservata da due donne schierate su fronti opposti, così lontane nelle scelte di vita e nello stile narrativo, si rivela essere in definitiva los angeles stessa «maledetta follia».

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Download PDF by Wim Huijser: Dichter bij Dordt (Dutch Edition)

By Wim Huijser

C. (Kees) Buddingh’ (1918-1985) magazine gerekend worden tot de populairste schrijvers van zijn generatie. Met zijn Gorgelrijmen verwierf hij al in de jaren veertig en vijftig zijn eerste bekendheid: ‘De blauwbilgorgel’ is zelfs klassiek geworden. Dankzij zijn droge humor en karakteristieke stemgeluid used to be hij een opvallende verschijning tijdens Nederlands eerste grote dichtersmanifestatie Poëzie in Carré (1966). Vanaf dat second was once hij met recht de ‘dichter van het second’ en fungeerde hij als de barometer van de Nederlandse poëzie. Als presentator van het programma Poets groeide hij uit tot een bekende en geliefde verschijning op de Nederlandse televisie.

Naast zijn dichterschap beoefende Buddingh’ alle denkbare literaire genres, van detectiveroman tot literaire essayistiek, en inspireerde hij steeds opnieuw jongere generaties auteurs. Als docent aan het Instituut voor Vertaalkunde en bestuursvoorzitter van de schrijversvereniging van Uitgeverij De Bezige Bij bracht hij een groot deel van zijn tijd door in Amsterdam. Tegelijk bleef hij honkvast in Dordrecht, de stad waar hij was once geboren en zijn leven lang zou blijven wonen.

Buddingh’ stond bij zijn leven voor veel mensen te boek als een vrolijk auteur. Dat zijn werk eerder melancholisch van toon is, werd pas echt duidelijk na de ongemeen scherpe aanval van W.F. Hermans eind jaren zeventig. Het used to be een van de redenen waarom zijn stem sindsdien steeds minder werd gehoord. In het laatste jaar van zijn leven waren het echter de nog altijd populaire gorgelrijmen die hem aanzetten tot een nieuwe eruptie aan verzen.

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Download e-book for iPad: THE BIPOLAR DEMENTIA ART CHRONICLES: How a Manic-Depressive by Lynne Taetzsch

By Lynne Taetzsch

in the summertime of 2000, the writer introduced her 92-year-old father to Ithaca to dwell close to her in an assisted-living facility, changing into his basic caregiver. A month later, she moved her 91-year-old ex-mother-in-law to a similar facility. This booklet is the tale of her struggles to regulate their lives in assisted-living amenities, nursing houses and hospitals, whereas carrying on with to color and care for her personal tricky temper swings.

Lynne Taetzsch's problems with getting older mom and dad, sibling clash, melancholy, bipolar sickness, sandwich generations, well-being care bureaucracies and amenities, the inventive intuition, the which means of existence, and the opportunity of happiness will contact a large readership in our occasions. instructed with quiet humor and perception, her memoir is either therapeutic and compulsively readable.
-Pamela Evans, Evans Editorial Services.

Lynne Taetzsch lovingly describes how her relationships together with her aged father and ex-mother-in-law progressively shift from grownup baby to caregiver as their wellbeing and fitness slowly declines. Her description in their personalities and behaviour isn't sentimental, and she or he portrays either their confident attributes and their quirks and foibles with a discerning eye. alongside the way in which, she exhibits us how a standard relations, occasionally dysfunctional, casts its participants into specific roles. Interwoven with this subject, Ms. Taetzsch relates how her own struggles have an effect on her improvement as an artist, either for reliable and for undesirable. finally is Ms. Taetzsch's description of the consequences of her bipolar sickness and its remedies on her existence together with her relatives and her skill to provide artwork. This ebook will be worth studying easily as a magazine of a woman's function as a caregiver in a just a little eccentric nuclear family. besides the fact that, what makes it striking is the interweaving of the opposite subject matters of creative improvement and dwelling with a significant psychological disorder.
-Gerard P. Lippert, MD, Psychiatrist, Tompkins County psychological overall healthiness Center

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Download PDF by ALICE VIEIRA: O Mundo de Enid Blyton (Portuguese Edition)

By ALICE VIEIRA

Enid Mary Blyton nasceu a eleven de agosto de 1897, num minúsculo apartamento de Lordship Lane, em East Dulwich, no sul de Londres, e morreu a 28 de novembro de 1968, numa casa de repouso, para onde a doença de Alzheimer a arrastara nos últimos meses da sua vida. Publicou o primeiro livro - baby Whispers - em 1922 e os últimos em 1967. Nesse espaço de pouco mais de forty anos, escreveu mais de seven hundred livros. E, até à information da sua morte, foram editadas mais de 1070 obras - incluindo antologias de contos, textos peda­gógicos, crónicas em jornais e revistas, peças de teatro, anuários, almanaques.

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New PDF release: The Person I Am Volume One (Laura (Riding) Jackson Series

By Laura (Riding) Jackson,Carroll Ann Friedmann,John Nolan

This good-looking two-volume variation from Trent versions makes on hand the literary memoirs of 1 of the main exciting figures in twentieth-century literature. continuously a novel presence in, and to, the literary scene, Laura (Riding) Jackson – poet, post-poet, critic, story-teller, visionary of language and of mind's complete succeed in – has been a fancy author for her contemporaries to know. Posthumous e-book of Rational which means and different vital later paintings has helped towards a juster appreciation of the scope of her fulfillment; now, with the ebook of the current e-book, twenty-first century readers are finally within sight of a completely rounded view of her contribution of grave substance to the literary and human future.

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The Wife’s Tale: A Personal History by Aida Edemariam PDF

By Aida Edemariam

The impressive tale of an indomitable 95-year-old girl – and of the main amazing century in Ethiopia’s heritage. a brand new ‘Wild Swans’

Born in 1916, and a baby bride at 8 years outdated, Aida Edemaraim’s grandmother has stood, shaking, as fascist troops searched her domestic for weapons she knew have been there; within the overdue Nineteen Thirties and early 40s she fled either Italian and Allied bombardment. She has begged for mercy from Emperor Haile Selassie, for a husband imprisoned for treason, then, widowed, spent the 50s in my view wresting from the emperor a promise to coach 5 of her seven dwelling kids. For 13 years she fought via courts unused to ladies protecting their resources. A feudal landlord herself, she felt the 1st tremors of the arrival revolution, then, within the 70s, watched it burst into flower: evening after evening she listened, praying desperately, to the firing squads of the crimson Terror, and continued infantrymen tramping via her domestic. She has visible her land nationalised and her childrens imprisoned or exiled. She has additionally (in her 60s) realized to learn, and been a pilgrim to Jerusalem.

Aida, the following documents her grandmother's enchanting tales, which span the main impressive century in Ethiopian historical past – within which feudal fiefdoms run by means of slave-owning warlords gave technique to centralised empire; centralised empire grew to become Marxist dictatorship; Marxist dictatorship grew to become (in identify no less than) democracy.

This is a narrative with a unprecedented solid of characters, from emperors and empresses to lords and archbishops and slaves, from Marxist revolutionaries and wartime double brokers to soothsayers and spirit medical professionals; from saints and martyrs to the Virgin Mary – yet primarily, her grandmother herself, who's grand and haughty and infrequently tricky but additionally particularly beneficiant and who regardless of every thing nonetheless presents an infectious feel of mischief and joy.

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New PDF release: The Cambridge Companion to Emily Dickinson (Cambridge

By Wendy Martin

Emily Dickinson, probably the most vital American poets of the 19th century, is still an interesting and interesting author. The Cambridge better half to Emily Dickinson comprises 11 new essays by means of finished Dickinson students. They hide Dickinson's biography, e-book background, poetic subject matters and techniques, and her ancient and cultural contexts. As a lady poet, Dickinson's literary character has develop into awfully resonant within the renowned mind's eye. She has been portrayed as singular, enigmatic, or even eccentric. even as, Dickinson is extensively said as one of many founders of yankee poetry, an leading edge pre-modernist poet in addition to a rebellious and brave girl. This quantity introduces new and practised readers to various serious responses to Dickinson's poetry and existence, and gives a number of beneficial instruments for college students, together with a chronology and recommendations for extra reading.

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