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By Elif Batuman

Utifrån en hängiven kärlek until eventually den ryska litteraturens största klassiker har Elif Batuman skrivit en personlig, clever och oavbrutet underhållande samling berättelser om böcker, litteratur och läsning.

Bara i Besatta får du läsa om litterära forskarkonferenser, Samarkands sevärdheter, vad som binder samman King Kong med Isaak Babel, Lev Tolstojs död, pojkbenstävlingar, vokalharmonins betydelse, kejsarinnan Annas ispalats, det intellektuella livet och själens uppgivenhet – och lära dig något om gammaluzbekiskans över hundra ord för att gråta.

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By Bruno Currie

Pindar and the Cult of Heroes combines a research of Greek tradition and faith (hero cult) with a literary-critical examine of Pindar's epinician poetry. It seems at hero cult commonly, yet focuses specially on heroization within the fifth century B.C. . There are person chapters at the heroization of conflict useless, of athletes, and at the spiritual remedy of the dwelling within the fifth century. Hero cult, Bruno Currie argues, will be expected, in numerous methods, in a person's lifetime. Epinician poetry too can be interpreted within the mild of this cultural context; essentially, this style explores the patron's spiritual prestige. The ebook positive factors vast stories of Pindar's Pythians 2, three, five, Isthmian 7, and Nemean 7.

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Download Literature 1992, Part 1: Volumes A and B by G. Burkhardt, U. Esser, H. Hefele, Inge Heinrich, W. PDF

By G. Burkhardt, U. Esser, H. Hefele, Inge Heinrich, W. Hofmann, D. Krahn, V. R. Matas (auth.), G. Burkhardt, U. Esser, H. Hefele, Inge Heinrich, W. Hofmann, D. Krahn, V. R. Matas, Dr. Lutz D. Schmadel, Prof. Dr. Roland Wielen, G. Zech (eds.)

"Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts" showing two times a yr has turn into oneof the elemental guides within the fields of astronomy, astrophysics andneighbouring sciences. it's the most vital English-language abstracting magazine within the pointed out branches. The abstracts are categorized lower than greater than 100 topic different types, therefore allowing a brief survey of the full prolonged fabric. The AAA is a worthwhile and significant e-book for all scholars and scientists operating within the fields of astronomy and comparable sciences. As such it represents an important element of any astronomical library everywhere in the world.

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Download Author and Subject Indexes: to Volumes 11–14 and 17–22 by S. Böhme, Ute Esser, Professor Dr. Walter Fricke, Inge PDF

By S. Böhme, Ute Esser, Professor Dr. Walter Fricke, Inge Heinrich, W. Hofmann, Dietlinde Krahn, D. Rosa, Dr. Lutz D. Schmadel, Gert Zech

Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts, which has seemed in semi-annual volumes considering that 1969, is dedicated to the recording, summarizing and indexing of astronomical guides during the international. based on a solution followed on the 14th normal meeting in 1970 it's ready less than the aus pices of the foreign Astronomical Union. Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts goals to provide a complete document umentation in all fields of astronomy and astrophysics. it really is as a result of ever lasting bring up of the majority of fabric that the data content material of our ordinary volumes is transforming into heavily. consequently, the necessity for specific index informations permitting the functionality of retrospective literature searches be comes an increasing number of vital. quantity 23/24-the moment common Index of Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts - includes writer and topic indexes to volumes II -14 and, respectively, 17-22. therefore, the astronomical and astrophysical literature of the total five-year interval 197 four -1978 is cov ered through this quantity. it's a excitement to specific our gratitude to Ms. Helga Ballmann, Ms. Monika Betz, Mr. Gernot Burkhardt, Ms. Lore Kiefert, Ms. Dagmar Roeder, Ms. Dimitra Roussou, and Mr. Werner Sanns for his or her variety help through the precise practise steps of the indexes."

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Download This Location of Unknown Possibilities by Brett Josef Grubisic PDF

By Brett Josef Grubisic

Whilst English Professor Marta Spëk is out there a movie consultant's agreement, she's scuffling with a nasty case of year-end doldrums. She indicators on, imagining that unique hands-on paintings on the sandy place shoot for a made-in-Canada biopic will open doorways of chance and spark her creativity – or a minimum of offer fascinating fabric for her family's annual Labour Day accumulating. in the meantime, her soon-to-be boss, the good-looking cynic Jake Nugent, who's good skilled with shoot dynamics in distant websites, hopes basically to stamp out inevitable difficulties ahead of they swallow the price range and price him a role. Script adjustments (massive), on-set mishaps (minor), and after-hours misadventures (many) be sure that Marta and Jake won't simply omit this week within the Okanagan Valley. A wry examine the shoestring finish of a billion-dollar and the occasional yet profound foolishness of the human center, This place of Unknown percentages makes a case for black comedy being the easiest lens for viewing modern lifestyles.

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By Mordecai Richler

Transplanted to Toronto from his local Baffin Island, Atuk the poet is an not likely in a single day good fortune. Eagerly adapting to a society steeped in pretension, bigotry, and greed, Atuk quickly abandons the literary lifestyles in favour of extra profitable -- and unsafe -- schemes.

Richler's hilarious and devastating satire lampoons the self-deceptions of "the Canadian identity" and derides the hypocrisy of a state that seeks cultural independence through slavishly pursuing the yankee dream.

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By Philip Roth

Portnoy, mal de [llamado así por Alexander Portnoy (1933- )]: trastorno en el que los impulsos altruistas y morales se experimentan con mucha intensidad, pero se hallan en perpetua guerra con el deseo sexual más extremado y, en ocasiones, perverso. Al respecto cube Spielvogel: «Abundan los actos de exhibicionismo, voyeurismo, fetichismo y autoerotismo, así como el coito oral; no obstante, y como consecuencia de l. a. "moral" del paciente, ni l. a. fantasía ni el acto resultan en una auténtica gratificación sexual, sino en otro tipo de sentimientos, que se imponen a todos los demás: los angeles vergüenza y el temor al castigo, sobre todo en forma de castración» (Spielvogel, O., «El pene confuso», Internationale Zeitschrift für Psychoanalyse, vol. XXIV, p. 909). Spielvogel considera que estos síntomas pueden remontarse a los vínculos que hayan prevalecido en l. a. relación madre-hijo. «Roth es el escritor más valiente de Estados Unidos. Es moralmente valiente, políticamente valiente. Y Portnoy es parte de esa valentía.» Cynthia Ozick

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By Thomas De Quincey

HarperCollins is proud to offer its tremendous diversity of best-loved, crucial classics. ‘I the following current you, courteous reader, with the list of a awesome interval in my existence . . . ‘ The Confessions of an English Opium Eater is either a vintage of the English autobiographical style and a hard-nosed research of the results of gear on a creative brain. a detailed affiliate of William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the bright yet de Quincey recounts either the pleasures and ache of opium dependancy in beautiful prose. the result's by means of turns enlightened, nightmarish and witty – a devoted reflect of the drug itself.

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