Prometheus sure is the starkest and strangest of the vintage Greek tragedies, a play within which god and guy are offered as noticeably, irreconcilably at odds. It starts off with the surprise of hammer blows because the Titan Prometheus is shackled to a rock within the Caucasus. this is often his punishment for giving the present of fireplace to humankind and for thwarting Zeus's choice to exterminate the human race. Prometheus's discomfort is unceasing, yet he refuses to recant his dedication to humanity, to whom he has additionally introduced the data of writing, arithmetic, medication, and structure. He tricks that he is aware how Zeus should be introduced low sooner or later, but if Hermes calls for that Prometheus disclose his mystery, he refuses and is shipped spinning into the abyss by means of a divine thunderbolt.
To whom does humanity search for information: to the best deity or to the insurgent Titan? What legislation controls the cosmos? Prometheus sure, one of many nice poetic achievements of the traditional global, seems the following in a best new translation via Joel Agee that does complete justice to the cruel and keening tune of the unique Greek.
By Graham Greene
Raven is an murderer, a employed killer, and his brutal homicide of the Minister increases the spectre of battle throughout Europe. because the kingdom prepares for conflict, Raven is going at the run, hunted by means of the police and searching the fellow who paid him in stolen banknotes, ultimately unearthing the negative fact at the back of the killing.
By Rabindranath Tagore
Offered the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913, Rabindranath Tagore used to be India's best litterateur of the early 20th century. Tagore was once one of many country's pioneering novelists, prepared to scan with shape and impressive in his number of topics. His novels are remembered for his or her leading edge narrative buildings, profound insights into human relationships, and evocatively lyrical language. This collector's version of Rabindranath Tagore's novels in English translation brings jointly the writer's best-known novels in omnibus volumes. the 1st quantity beneficial properties 3 novels—Chokher Bali, Ghare Baire and Yogayog—and novellas: Chaturanga and Malancha. Chokher Bali (A Grain of Sand) is a vintage exposition of an extramarital affair that happens in the confines of a joint relatives. Asha, the straightforward, demure spouse of the wealthy, flamboyant Mahendra, befriends Binodini, a vivacious younger widow who involves stay with them; yet either Mahendra and Binodini betray Asha's belief and elope, leaving the wedding in ruins. Set opposed to the backdrop of the Partition of Bengal by means of the British in 1905, Ghare Baire (Home and the realm) is additionally the story of a triangular dating: among the liberal-minded zamindar Nikhilesh, his trained and delicate spouse Bimala, and Sandip, Nikhilesh's pal, a charismatic innovative who Bimala turns into drawn to. Chaturanga (Quartet) strains the philosophical and emotional advancements among Sachish, an excellent younger atheist who turns ascetic after the premature loss of life of his mentor, his good friend Sribilash, and Damini, a tender widow sheltered through the guru Lilananda, who Sachish and Sribilash turn into devotees of. Set within the historic context of the decline of the landed aristocracy in Bengal and the emergence of the entrepreneur classification, Yogayog (Nexus) is the story of Kumudini, the daughter of a classy relatives that has fallen on undesirable instances, who's torn among her loyalties to Madhusudan, her crass and self-serving husband, and Bipradas, her inventive and compassionate brother, as she struggles desperately to discover an identification for herself. eventually, Malancha (The backyard) beneficial properties the loving yet childless couple Aditya and Neerja whose calm household international is shattered while Neerja is struck down by means of disorder and suspects Sarala, Aditya's youth good friend, of usurping her position either in Aditya's middle and of their liked backyard. Written in Tagore's inimitable kind and entire of bizarre turns of plot and unforgettable reports of the human psyche, each one of those novels, on hand the following in sleek, lucid translations, will pride all fanatics of vintage fiction.
By Jim Tully, Paul J. Bauer
While The Bruiser was once first released in 1936, virtually each reviewer praised Jim Tully's gritty boxing novel for its authenticity--a well-deserved characteristic. Twenty-eight years ahead of the looks of The Bruiser, Tully started a profession within the ring, struggling with frequently at the Ohio circuit. He knew what it felt wish to step contained in the ropes, hoping to overcome one other guy mindless for the entertainment of the gang. Having received acclaim within the Nineteen Twenties for such hard-boiled autobiographical novels as Beggars of lifestyles and Circus Parade, Tully therefore turned either fighter and author. "It's a pip of a narrative since it is written by way of a guy who is aware what he's writing about," stated sportswriter and men and Dolls writer Damon Runyon. "He has a few descriptions of ring combating in it that actually scent of whizzing leather-based. He has placed bone and sinew into it, and surroundings and feeling." The Bruiser is the tale of Shane Rory, a drifter who turns to boxing and works his manner up the heavyweight ranks. Like Tully, Shane starts off out as a highway child who takes up prizefighting. whereas The Bruiser isn't really an autobiographical paintings, it does draw seriously on Tully's reviews of the line and ring. Rory is an element Tully, however the boxers populating those speedily paced chapters are drawn from the numerous ring legends the author counted between his buddies: Jack Dempsey, Joe Gans, Stanley Ketchel, Gene Tunney, Frank Moran, and Johnny Kilbane, to call a number of. The e-book is devoted to Dempsey, the Roaring Twenties heavyweight champion, who stated, "If I nonetheless had the punch within the ring that Jim Tully packs within the Bruiser, I'd nonetheless be the heavyweight champion of the realm today." greater than only a riveting photograph of existence within the ring, The Bruiser is a portrait of an the US that Jim Tully knew from the ground up.
By Franklin W. Dixon
The Hardy Boys and their good friend Chet head to the deep South to aid a guy accused of libel, and get entangled in an outdated feud among the Rand and Blackstone households. The Hardy Boys examine a dispute over a mysterious pond and rumours of piracy in Georgia. but, an odd sea monster is making an attempt to prevent the research.
By Norman Spinrad
With over 100 million audience, Jack Barron is a media megastar of the top celebrity—think Jerry Springer crossed with Ted Koppel—and his call-in speak exhibit is the ideal platform for reform. yet each guy has his rate, and while a cryogenics millionaire makes Jack a suggestion he can't refuse—immortality—anything can take place. malicious program Jack Barron, Norman Spinrad’s fourth novel, used to be first released in 1969, and is usually said to be the publication that tested Spinrad’s fabulous variety and made his identify. Its exploration of the undying and universally appropriate subject of huge enterprise corrupting democratic technique, stands proud now as an unforgettable and bitingly satirical paintings of mind's eye that is still as suitable as ever to today’s tv and media obsessed tradition.
By Rabih Alameddine
One of many center East’s so much celebrated voices, Rabih Alameddine follows his foreign bestseller, The Hakawati, with a fascinating tale of a book-loving, obsessive, seventy-two-year-old “unnecessary” woman.
Aaliya Saleh lives by myself in her Beirut house, surrounded by means of stockpiles of books. Godless, fatherless, childless, and divorced, Aaliya is her family’s “unnecessary appendage.” each year, she interprets a brand new favourite booklet into Arabic, then stows it away. The thirty-seven books that Aaliya has translated over her lifetime have by no means been read—by anyone.
In this breathtaking portrait of a reclusive woman’s late-life quandary, readers keep on with Aaliya’s digressive brain because it ricochets throughout visions of earlier and current Beirut. colourful musings on literature, philosophy, and artwork are invaded via thoughts of the Lebanese Civil battle and Aaliya’s personal risky previous. As she attempts to beat her getting older physique and spontaneous emotional upwellings, Aaliya is confronted with an unthinkable catastrophe that threatens to shatter the little lifestyles she has left.
A love letter to literature and its strength to outline who we're, the prodigiously proficient Rabih Alameddine has given us a nuanced rendering of 1 woman's lifestyles within the heart East.
By Per Eriksson
En 8-årig flicka blir sexmördad och pappan tar en våldsam hämnd. Det leder until upptäckten av en grupp välbärgade män som utnyttjar unga flickor. I fängelset kommer två personer överens om att leta reda på gänget som bildat sin egen privata pedofilklubb.
De behöver hjälp av någon som kan Asien och tillfälligheter gör att entreprenör Erik Hansson blir inblandad. Jakten på pedofilerna startar i Stockholm och leder ända until eventually Thailand och dess grannländer. Ett sidospår uppstår, som ingen hade förutsett.
VIDRIGA VUXNA MÄN handlar bland annat om det som inte borde förekomma i vårt samhälle. Ett angeläget ämne, pedofiler är svåra att gripa och ännu svårare att få dömda. Vuxna personer fortsätter egoistiskt utnyttja barn, i Sverige och över hela världen.
Per Eriksson är uppvuxen i Stockholm och boende utomlands sedan många år tillbaka. Vidriga Vuxna Män är en fristående fortsättning på hans debutroman Originalkopian.
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By Kristin Hannah
She doesn't consider who she is or how she got here to the mansion at the remoted Maine coast. misplaced in an odd international choked with even stranger faces, Selena reveals convenience in a guy whose eyes replicate her personal aloneness.
He is Ian Carrick, an excellent health care provider became recluse, hiding from lifestyles within the anonymity of this small sanctuary, haunted by way of a telepathic present that has destroyed his wish to heal.
Selena involves him, the single individual he's ever met who's resistant to his psychic powers. A captivating blameless, she turns his existence the wrong way up, bringing gentle into the darkness and laughter into the silence. For her, he starts off to think in existence back, to think in himself. after which a mysterious determine from the previous arrives, threatening to wreck their excellent love and the delusion international they've got created together....
By Kay Bratt
"The 3rd publication of the stories of the Scavenger’s Daughters sequence, *Bitter Winds* keeps the saga of chinese language couple Benfu and Calli, and the deserted younger women of their care.
Since the evening her sister was once nearly burned alive in a hearth and so they have been taken from their mom, Ivy has been the self-appointed mother or father and advisor to her blind dual, Lily. whilst Lily is snatched away and placed in the back of locked doorways, Ivy will do no matter what it takes to get her sister domestic, even it skill placing her personal lifestyles in danger.
After Benfu and Calli’s long-lost daughter, Li Jin, is eventually reunited along with her start mom and dad, she opens a look after for displaced humans, turning her fortune from destitution and abuse to relatives and success. yet her good friend Sami continues to be fed on via bitterness—and Li Jin quickly realizes she must make a tough selection among revisiting the earlier or nurturing her personal future.