Book Read Event Factory by Renee Gladman

Book Read Event Factory by Renee Gladman

Event Factory

Fiction A linguist traveler arrives by plane to Ravicka, a city of yellow air in which an undefined crisis is causing the inhabitants to flee Although fluent in the native language, she quickly finds herself on the outside of every experience Things happen to her, events transpire, but it is as if the city itself, the performance of life there, eludes her Setting out Fiction A linguist traveler arrives by plane to Ravicka, a city of yellow air in which an undefined crisis is causing the inhabitants to flee Although fluent in the native language, she quickly finds herself on the outside of every experience Things happen to her, events transpire, but it is as if the city itself, the performance of life there, eludes her Setting out to uncover the source of the city s erosion, she is beset by this other crisis an ontological crisis as she struggles to retain a sense of what is happening EVENT FACTORY is the first in a trilogy of novels Renee Gladman is writing about the invented city state of Ravicka, a foreign other place fraught with the crises of American urban experience, not least the fundamental problem of how to move through the world at all

Title : Event Factory
Author :  Renee Gladman
Language : English
Isbn : 0984469303
Format : Paperback
Pages : 126 pages

Rating: 4.8

Reviewer: 4675 Reviews

The Bluest Eye Book by Toni Morrison

The Bluest Eye Book by Toni Morrison

The Bluest Eye

So charged with pain and wonder that the novel becomes poetry New York Times

The Bluest Eye is Toni Morrison s first novel, a book heralded for its richness of language and boldness of vision Set in the author s girlhood hometown of Lorain, Ohio, it tells the story of black, eleven year old Pecola Breedlove Pecola prays for her eyes to turn blue so that she will be a

So charged with pain and wonder that the novel becomes poetry New York Times

The Bluest Eye is Toni Morrison s first novel, a book heralded for its richness of language and boldness of vision Set in the author s girlhood hometown of Lorain, Ohio, it tells the story of black, eleven year old Pecola Breedlove Pecola prays for her eyes to turn blue so that she will be as beautiful and beloved as all the blond, blue eyed children in America In the autumn of 1941, the year the marigolds in the Breedlove s garden do not blom, Pecola s life does change in painful, devastating ways.

With it s vivid evocation of the fear and loneliness at the heart of a child s yearning, and the tragedy of its fulfillment, The Bluest Eye remains one of Toni Morrison s most powerful, unforgettable novels and a significant work of American fiction.

Title : The Bluest Eye
Author :  Toni Morrison
Language : English
Isbn : 0452282195
Format : Paperback
Pages : 216 pages

Rating: 4.1

Reviewer: 8731 Reviews

Franny and Zooey Book by J.D. Salinger

Franny and Zooey Book by J.D. Salinger

Franny and Zooey

The short story, Franny, takes place in an unnamed college town and tells the tale of an undergraduate who is becoming disenchanted with the selfishness and inauthenticity she perceives all around her.The novella, Zooey, is named for Zooey Glass, the second youngest member of the Glass family As his younger sister, Franny, suffers a spiritual and existential breakdown in The short story, Franny, takes place in an unnamed college town and tells the tale of an undergraduate who is becoming disenchanted with the selfishness and inauthenticity she perceives all around her.The novella, Zooey, is named for Zooey Glass, the second youngest member of the Glass family As his younger sister, Franny, suffers a spiritual and existential breakdown in her parents Manhattan living room leaving Bessie, her mother, deeply concerned Zooey comes to her aid, offering what he thinks is brotherly love, understanding, and words of sage advice.Salinger writes of these works FRANNY came out in The New Yorker in 1955, and was swiftly followed, in 1957 by ZOOEY Both stories are early, critical entries in a narrative series I m doing about a family of settlers in twentieth century New York, the Glasses It is a long term project, patently an ambiguous one, and there is a real enough danger, I suppose that sooner or later I ll bog down, perhaps disappear entirely, in my own methods, locutions, and mannerisms On the whole, though, I m very hopeful I love working on these Glass stories, I ve been waiting for them most of my life, and I think I have fairly decent, monomaniacal plans to finish them with due care and all available skill

Title : Franny and Zooey
Author :  J.D. Salinger
Language : English
Isbn : 0316769029
Format : Paperback
Pages : 201 pages

Rating: 4.1

Reviewer: 7358 Reviews

Charles Robert Maturin Melmoth the Wanderer Book

Charles Robert Maturin Melmoth the Wanderer Book

Melmoth the Wanderer

Created by an Irish clergyman, Melmoth is one of the most fiendish characters in literature In a satanic bargain, Melmoth exchanges his soul for immortality The story of his tortured wanderings through the centuries is pieced together through those who have been implored by Melmoth to take over his pact with the devil Influenced by the Gothic romances of the late 18th c Created by an Irish clergyman, Melmoth is one of the most fiendish characters in literature In a satanic bargain, Melmoth exchanges his soul for immortality The story of his tortured wanderings through the centuries is pieced together through those who have been implored by Melmoth to take over his pact with the devil Influenced by the Gothic romances of the late 18th century, Maturin s diabolic tale raised the genre to a new and macabre pitch Its many admirers include Poe, Balzac, Oscar Wilde and Baudelaire

Title : Melmoth the Wanderer
Author :  Charles Robert Maturin
Language : English
Isbn : 014044761X
Format : Paperback
Pages : 659 pages

Rating: 4.4

Reviewer: 9523 Reviews

Book Read Spiritus Mundi (Spiritus Mundi, #1) by Robert Sheppard

Book Read Spiritus Mundi (Spiritus Mundi, #1) by Robert Sheppard

Spiritus Mundi (Spiritus Mundi, #1)

Spiritus Mundi by Robert Sheppard, nominated for the prestigious 2014 Pushcart Prize for Literature, consists of Spiritus Mundi, the Novel Book I, and Spiritus Mundi, the Romance Book II Book I s espionage terror political religious thriller action criss crosses the globe from Beijing to London to Washington, Mexico City and Jerusalem presenting a vast panorama of the con Spiritus Mundi by Robert Sheppard, nominated for the prestigious 2014 Pushcart Prize for Literature, consists of Spiritus Mundi, the Novel Book I, and Spiritus Mundi, the Romance Book II Book I s espionage terror political religious thriller action criss crosses the globe from Beijing to London to Washington, Mexico City and Jerusalem presenting a vast panorama of the contemporary international world, including compelling action, deep and realistic characters and surreal adventures, while Book II dialates the setting and scope into a fantasy though still rooted in the real adventure where the protagonists embark on a quest to the realms of Middle Earth and its Crystal Bead Game and through a wormhole to the Council of the Immortals in the Amphitheater in the center of the Milky Way Galaxy in search of the crucial Silmaril Crystal, and to plead for the continuance of the human race in the face of threatened extinction from a nuclear World War III, all followed by a triple somersault thriller ending in which a common garden variety terrorist attack is first uncovered by MI6 and the CIA as the opening gambit a Greatpower Game of States threatening World War III and then, incredibly, as the nexus of a Time Travel conspiracy involving an attempt by fascist forces of the 23rd Century to alter a benign World History by a time travelling raid on their past and our present to provoke that World War III, foiled by the heroic efforts of the democratic 23rd Century world government, the Senate of the United States of Earth, to hunt down the fascist interlopers before their history is irrevocably altered for evil When activist Robert Sartorius, leading a global campaign to create a European Parliament style world wide United Nations Parliamentary Assembly presses the proposal in New York on his old friend the UN Secretary General and is rebuffed due to the hostile pressure of the conservative American administration, his Committee resolves to fight back by launching a celebrity driven Bono Geldof Band Aid Live 8 style People Power media campaign and telethon spearheaded by rock superstars Isis and Osiris and former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros Ghali to mobilize global public support and pressure in alliance with the Occupy Wall Street Movements worldwide The Blogs of Sartorius, activist Eva Strong and Committee Chairman Andreas Sarkozy reveal the campaign s working struggle, their tangled love affairs, a loss of faith, attempted suicide, reconciliation of father and son after divorce, and recovery of personal love and faith Things fall apart as the idealists global crusade is infiltrated by a cell of jihadist terrorists using it as a cover, then counter infiltrated by CIA agent Jack McKinsey and British MI6 agent Etienne Dearlove A cat and mouse game of espionage and intrigue ensues pitting them against the Chinese MSS espionage network allied with the Iranian Quds Force crossing Beijing, London, Moscow, Washington and Jerusalem unleashing an uncontrollable series of events which sees the American Olympic Track and Field Team bombed on an airplane in London, uncovers a secret conspiracy of China, Russia and Iran to jointly seize the oil reserves of the Middle East, and witnesses Presidents Clinton and Carter taken hostage with Sartorius, McKinsey, Eva and other activists at a Jerusalem telethon rally cut short by the explosion of a concealed atomic device in a loaned Chinese Terracotta Warrior, then flown by capturing terrorists to Qom, Iran as human shields to deter a retaliatory nuclear attack.In Book II, Spiritus Mundi, the Romance they encounter Iran s Supreme Leader in Qom as the world teeters on the brink of nuclear confrontation and World War III, while mysterious events unfold leading Sartorius and McKinsey from their captivity in the underground nuclear facilities of Qom into a hidden neo mythic dimension that takes them to a vast ocean and land at the center of the world, Middle Earth, Inner Shambhala, and to involvement in a mysterious Castalian Crystal Bead Game linked to the destiny of the human race on earth They then embark on a quest for the Silmaril, or Missing Seed Crystal to the central island of Omphalos in the Great Central Sea in the middle of the globe, aided by Goethe, the Chinese Monkey King, Captain Nemo, the African God Hero Ogun, and a Sufi mystic they traverse a wormhole at the center of the earth guarded by The Mothers and the fallen angel tribe of the Grigori Genesis 6 1 4 which leads the way to critical meeting of the Council of the Immortals at the Black Hole in the center of the Milky Way Galaxy to determine the final fate of the human species The heroes battle and overcome the treacherous opposition of Mephisto and his satanic subaltern Mundus through their Underworld and Otherworld adventures and successfully plead the cause of the continuation of the human species before the Immortals, returning with the critical Silmaril Crystal, resolving the Crystal Bead Game and thereby inspiring through the Archangel Gabriel a dream in the mind of Iran s Supreme Leader which brings a new Revelation causing him to release the hostages and an end the crisis China and Russia stand down from aiding Iran in seizing the Mid East oil reserves, but in a treacherous blow the Chinese instead utilize their forward positioned armies to attack their former ally Russia and seize Siberia with its large oil and gas reserves instead President Barret Osama, America s newly elected first black President then invites Russia, Japan and South Korea to join NATO and together they succeed in expelling the Chinese from Siberia and usher in a new Eurasian and global balance of power and a New World Order.Rock Superstar Osiris meanwhile, after undertaking a narcissistic Messianic mission in the wake of the Jerusalem atomic blast is dramatically assassinated on live world wide television on Jerusalem s Via Dolorosa by a disillusioned follower His wife and rock star partner Isis then leads a spiritual movement to reconcile and unite the clashing religions and catalyze a common global spiritual Renaissance through a Global Progressive Spiritual Alliance which seeks to construct an Inter faith Temple on the ruins of the atomic blast in Jerusalem In counter reaction to the cataclysmic events the world finally implements Sartorius crusade for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly, but not before Sartorius has himself has died, Moses like of a heart attack while helping to foil a metaconspiracy mediated by Time Travel in which a fascist agent from the 23rd Century who has time transited back to our time to alter a benign history by causing WWIII and thus preventing the evolution of a democratic world government, the United States of Earth, which follows him through time and nabs him just in the nick of time to prevent Aramgeddon The book ends with the opening ceremony of the UN Parliamentary Assembly which is attended in Sartorius name by his widow Eva Strong, whom Sartorius had fallen in love with and married in the course of the novel, and by their son Euphy, newborn after Sartorius death They are joined in cinematic climax at the ceremony by newly chosen UN Secretary General Clinton, President Osama and UN Parliamentary Assembly Committee Chairman Andreas Sarkozy who have just received the Nobel Peace Prize for their work in creation of the world s first world parliamentary assembly within the United Nations, bringing together the representative voices of the peoples of the world in face to face assembly and dialogue for the first time in world history Highlights All the Highlights of the novel cannot be contained in such a short Introduction, but a few of them would include 1 Spiritus Mundi is the first novel in world history to portray the creation of a United Nations Parliamentary Assemblyon the working model, inter alia, of the European Parliament and the first novel to portray the Occupy Wall Street Movement and related movements worldwide 2 Spiritus Mundi is a prophetic geo political WWIII novel of the near future forseeing a conflict and conspiratorial surprise attack by a resurgent Axis of China, Russia and Iran seeking by a decisive blow in jointly seizing the Middle East oil fields to radically alter the global balance of power vis a vis the West in the world and Eurasia Like Clancy s The Bear and the Dragon, it forsees the inclusion of Russia in NATO, and goes far beyond in forseeing the inclusion of South Korea and Japan, following a joint Chinese Russian occupation of a collapsing North Korea and the Axis strike at the Middle Eastern oil fields 3 Spiritus Mundi is an exciting espionage thriller involving the American CIA British MI6, the Chinese MSS, or Ministry of State Security and the Russian SVR contending in a deul of intrigue and espionage 4 Spiritus Mundi is a Spellbinding Terrorism Counterterrorism novel involving a global plot to conceal an atomic bomb in a Chinese Teracotta Warrior to be detonated in Jerusalem 5 Features the romantic and sexual searching and encounters of dozens of idealist activists, rock stars, CIA and MI6 agents, public relations spinmeisters and billionaires with a detour into the bi sexual and gay scenes of Beijing, New York, California, London and Tokyo 6 Establishes and grounds the new genre of the Global Novel written in Global English, the international language of the world,7 Spiritus Mundi is a novel of Spiritual Searching featuring the religious searching of Sufi mystic Mohammad ala Rushdie, as well as the loss of faith, depression, attempted suicide and recovery of faith in life of protagonist Sartorius Follows bogus religious cult leaders and the Messiah Complex megalomanic narcissistic mission of rock superstar Osiris that leads to his dramatic assassination on worldwide television in Jerusalem, followed by the religious conversion of his wife and rock star parner Isis 8 Features the search for love and sexual fulfillment of Eva Strong, a deeply and realistically portrayed divorced single mother involved in the United Nations campaign, who reveals her tortured heart and soul in her Blog throughout several disastrous sexual affairs and ultimately through her final attainment of love and marriage to Sartorius 9 Features Sartorius experience of a bitter divorce, alienation and reconciliation with his son, his loss of faith and attempted suicide, his battle against drugs and alcoholism, his surreal and sexual adventures in Mexico City, and his subsequent redeeming love and marriage to Eva Strong 10 Contains the in depth literary conversations of Sartorius and his best friend, Literature Nobel Laureate G nther Gross, as they conduct worldwide interviews and research for at book they are jointly writing on the emergence of the new institution of World Literature, building on Goethe s original concept of Weltliteratur and its foundations and contributions from all the world s traditions and cultures 11 Predicts the emergence of the institution and quest of The Great Global Novel as a successor to the prior quest after The Great American Novel in the newer age of the globalization of literature in Global English and generally 12 Features the cross cultural experiences and search for roots, sexual and spiritual fulfillment and authenticity of Asian American character Jennie Zheng, and Pari Kasiwar of India 13 For the first time incorporates in the dramatic narrative flow of action the mythic traditions of all the cultures and literatures of the world, including such figures as Goethe, The Chinese Monkey King, the African God Hero Ogun, surreal adventures in the Theatro Magico in Mexico City bringing to life figures from the Mayan Aztec Popul Vuh, Hanuman from the Indian classic the Ramayana, and many 14 Book Two, Spiritus Mundi, the Romance is a fantastic Fantasy, Myth and Magical Realism Rollercoaster Ride The mythic Book Two utilizes a Wellsian motif of Time Travel to explore the making of history and its attempted unmaking a la Terminator by a hositile raid from the future on the past, our present, and the foiling of the fascist attempt by an alliance of men and women of goodwill and courage from past, present and future generations united in a Commonwealth of Human Destiny Like Thomas Pynchon s Against the Day and Welles Journey to the Center of the Earth it involves a journey to an interior realm of the Middle Earth it also contains a futuristic travel through a wormhole to the center of our Milky Way Galaxy for a meeting with the Council of the Immortals where the fate of the human race will be decided 15 Is a fantastic read on a roller coaster ride of high adventure and self exploration C Copyright 2013 Robert Sheppard All Rights ReservedON SPIRITUS MUNDI Read Robert Sheppard s sprawling, supple novel, Spiritus Mundi, an epic story of global intrigue and sexual and spiritual revelation Compelling characters, wisdom, insight, and beautiful depictions of locations all over the world will power you through the book You ll exit wishing the story lines would go on and on May 13, 2012Robert McDowell, Editor, Writer, Marketer, Editorial Cra, The Nature of Words ______________________________________________________ Robert Sheppard s novel, Spiritus Mundi, has everything Spiritus Mundi is Latin, meaning spirit or soul of the world According to the Norton Anthology of English Literature, the phrase refers to the spirit or soul of the universe with which all individual souls are connected through the Great Memory This amazing novel is all inclusive and unceasingly riveting If you are interested in politics, philosophy, human relationships, sex, intrigue, betrayal, poetry and even philosophy buy and read Spiritus Mundi November 18, 2012Raymond P Keen, School Psychologist, Department of Defense Dependents Schools DODDS Robert Sheppard s new novel Spiritus Mundi is a new twist on a well loved genre Robert leaves no stone unturned in this compelling page turner you ll experience mystery, suspense, thrills, and excitement Robert touches on sexuality and spirituality in such a way that the reader is compelled to ask themselves what would you do if faced with these trials Robert is a master at taking the reader out of their own lives and into the world he created If you re looking for a can t put down read pick up Spiritus Mundi May 20, 2012Nicole Breanne, Content Coordinator, Ranker.com _____________________________________________________ Longing for a thrilling experience of the sexual and spiritual world Expecting a thorough summoning of your inner heart Aspiring to find an extraordinary voice to enlighten your understanding heart Then you can t miss this extraordinary novel, Spiritus Mundi by Robert Sheppard The author will spirit you into a exciting world filled with fantasy, myth, conflicts and wisdom from a fresh perspective Don t hesitate, just turn to the 1st page and start out enjoying this marvellous journey November 17, 2012Alina Mu Liu, Official Interpreter, Editor Translator, HM Courts Tribunal Service, London UK the United Nations Robert Sheppard s Spiritus Mundi is a literary novel for those with an extensive vocabulary, and who believe how you tell a story is as important as what occurs in it It is as current as today s headlines.Jaime Martinez Tolentino, Writer November 19, 2012 Robert Sheppard s exciting new novel, Spiritus Mundi, is an unforgettable read and epic journey of high adventure and self discovery across the scarred landscape of the modern world and into the mysteries beyond Its compelling saga reveals the sexual and spiritual lives of struggling global protesters and idealists overcoming despair, nuclear terrorism, espionage and a threatened World War III to bring the world together from the brink of destruction with a revolutionary United Nations Parliamentary Assembly and spiritual rebirth This modern epic is a must read and compelling vision of the future for all Citizens of the Modern World and a beacon of hope pointing us all towards a better world struggling against all odds to be born May 19, 2012Lara Biyuts, Reviewer and Blogger at Goodreads.com and Revue Blanche________________________________________________________ Robert Sheppard s Spiritus Mundi is a book of major importance and depth A must read for any thinking, compassionate human being living in these perilous times I highly recommend this powerful testament of the current course of our so called life on his planet April 25, 2012Doug Draime Writer, Freelance___________________________________________________ This new novel Spiritus Mundi brings together history, politics, future society, and blends with a plausible World War Three scenario I have read it and find it over the top fascinating I am very glad to see Robert share his creativity with the world through this work of fiction, and know it will be a huge hit April 28, 2012Jim Rogers, Owner and Director, AXL______________________________________________ Robert Sheppard is an exceptional thinker His work should be read and made the subject of critical study May 26, 2012Georgia Banks Martin, Editor, New Mirage Journal This novel rocks the reader with its supple strength You want to say No, No, and you end up saying, Maybe Political science fiction at its highest, most memorable level November 17, 2012Carl Macki, Owner, Carl Macki Social Media Robert Sheppard s Novel Spiritus Mundi confronts politics and philosophies of the world He s examined multiple layers of personality in his characters male, female, Chinese, Arab, English, and American melding them into a story of possible outcomes How else can I convey the intelligent presentation of fiction woven with sensitivity to our world s governments, religious influences and sectarian principles We must not forget the influence of a largely secular world Robert tirelessly checked, rechecked and triple checked his resources in order to bring a fiction of occurrence, and psychological impact as set forth in his novel Spiritus Mundi November 18, 2012Glenda Fralin, Author, Organization NWG__________________________________________________________ Robert was one of my best guests His novel is as wide ranging as are his interests and expertise He can explain his various ideas with great clarity and he does this with compassion Novel is worthwhile reading November 18, 2012Dr Robert Rose, Radio Show Host, www.blogtalkradio.com icdrrose________________________________________________________________About the Author Robert Sheppard , Author, Poet NovelistProfessor of World and Comparative LiteratureAbout the Author Robert Sheppard , Author, Poet NovelistProfessor of World and Comparative LiteratureProfessor of International LawSenior Associate, Committee for a Democratic United Nations KDUN Robert Sheppard is the author of the acclaimed dual novel Spiritus Mundi, in two parts, Spiritus Mundi the Novel, Book I and Spiritus Mundi the Romance, Book II The acclaimed global novel features espionage terror political religious thriller action criss crossing the globe involving MI6 the CIA and Chinese MSS Intelligence as well as a People Power campaign to establish a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly on the model of the European Parliament, with action moving from Beijing to London to Washington, Mexico City and Jerusalem while presenting a vast panorama of the contemporary international world, including compelling action and surreal adventures It also contains the unfolding sexual, romantic and family relationships of many of its principal and secondary characters, and a significant dimension of spiritual searching through The Varieties of Religious Experience It contains also significant discussions of World Literature, including Chinese, Indian, Western and American literature, and like Joyce s Ulysses, it incorporates a vast array of stylistic approaches as the story unfolds Book II, Spiritus Mundi the Romance, dilates the setting, scope and continuing action as a Romance of fantasy adventure where the protagonists, still following the original action of Book I, embark on a quest to the realms of Middle Earth and its Crystal Bead Game in search of the Silmaril Missing Seed Crystal and thence through a wormhole to a Council of the Immortals in an Amphitheater in the center of the Milky Way Galaxy to plead for the continuance of the human race in the face of threatened extinction from a nuclear World War III involving the confrontation and military showdown between NATO, China, Russia and Iran unfolded from the espionage events of Book I The contemporary epic culminates with the first convening of the United Nations Parliamentary Assembly, a world scale version of the European Parliament installed as a new organ of the United Nations.Dr Sheppard presently serves as a Professor of International Law and World Literature at Peking University, Northeastern University and the State Intellectual Property Office SIPO of China, and has previously served as a Professor of International Law and MBA professor at Tsinghua University, Renmin People s University, the China University of Politics and Law and at the Law Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences CASS in Beijing, China Having studied Law, Comparative Literature and politics at the University of California, Berkeley Ph D Program in Comparative Literature , Northridge, T bingen, Heidelberg, the People s College and San Francisco, BA, MA, JD , he additionally has been active as professor of International Trade, Private International Law, and Public International Law from 1993 to 1998 at Xiamen University, Beijing Foreign Studies University, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Graduate School CASS , and the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing Since 2000 he has served as a Senior Consultant to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization UNIDO in Beijing and has authored numerous papers on the democratic reform of the United Nations system Related Links and Websites Spiritus Mundi, Novel by Robert SheppardFor Introduction and Overview of the Novel Updates on the Upcoming Movie Version of the Novel Spiritus Mundi Casting of Actors and Actresses for the Leading Roles See Authors Blog Read About the Occupy Wall Street Movement in Spiritus Mundi To Read Sample Chapters from Spiritus Mundi Read Fantasy, Myth and Magical Realism Excerpts from Spiritus Mundi Read Sexual Excerpts from Spiritus Mundi The Varieties of Sexual Experience Read Spy, Espionage and Coutnterterrorism Excerpts from Spiritus Mundi Read Geopolitical and World War Three Excerpts from Spiritus Mundi Read Spiritual and Religious Excerpts from Spiritus Mundi Read About the Global Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly in Spiritus Mundi Read Poetry from Spiritus Mundi Discussions of World Literature and Literary Criticism in Spiritus Mundi Discussions of World History and World Civilization in Spiritus Mundi Read the Blog of Eva Strong from Spiritus Mundi Read the Blog of Andreas Sarkozy from Spiritus Mundi Read the Blog of Yoriko Oe From Spiritus Mundi Read the Blog of Robert Sartorius from Spritus Mundi Sheppard Author, Poet NovelistFacebook LinkedIn www.linkedin.com pub robert sheppard Twitter RobertSheppard_ Author s Blog

Title : Spiritus Mundi (Spiritus Mundi, #1)
Author :  Robert Sheppard
Language : English
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Reviewer: 4656 Reviews

Swann's Way: Remembrance Of Things Past, Volume One Book by Marcel Proust

Swann's Way: Remembrance Of Things Past, Volume One Book by Marcel Proust

Swann's Way: Remembrance Of Things Past, Volume One

Marcel Proust spent the last fourteen years of his life writing A la recherche du temps perdu SWANN S WAY Remembrance Of Things Past It is an intimate epic, an excavation of the self, and a comedy of manners by turns and all at once Proust is the twentieth century s Dante, presenting us with a unique, unsettling picture of ourselves as jealous lovers and unmitigated s Marcel Proust spent the last fourteen years of his life writing A la recherche du temps perdu SWANN S WAY Remembrance Of Things Past It is an intimate epic, an excavation of the self, and a comedy of manners by turns and all at once Proust is the twentieth century s Dante, presenting us with a unique, unsettling picture of ourselves as jealous lovers and unmitigated snobs, frittering our lives away, with only the hope of art as a possible salvation He offers us a form of redemption for a sober and secular age Scott Moncrieff s delightful translation was for many years the only access to Proust in English A labour of love that took him nearly as many years as Proust spent writing the original Moncrieff s translation strives to capture the extraordinary blend of muscular analysis with poetic reverie that typifies Proust s style It remains a justly famous classic of translation Marcel Proust s SWANN S WAY Remembrance Of Things Past, is one of the most entertaining reading experiences in any language and arguably the finest novel of the twentieth century

Title : Swann's Way: Remembrance Of Things Past, Volume One
Author :  Marcel Proust
Language : English
Isbn : 1536976598
Format : Paperback
Pages : 344 pages

Rating: 4.5

Reviewer: 6632 Reviews

Apuleius The Golden Ass PDF

Apuleius The Golden Ass PDF

The Golden Ass

The Golden Ass by Apuleius is a unique, entertaining, and thoroughly readable Latin novel the only work of fiction in Latin to have survived in entirety from antiquity It tells the story of the hero Lucius, whose curiosity and fascination for sex and magic results in his transformation into an ass After suffering a series of trials and humiliations, he is ultimately tr The Golden Ass by Apuleius is a unique, entertaining, and thoroughly readable Latin novel the only work of fiction in Latin to have survived in entirety from antiquity It tells the story of the hero Lucius, whose curiosity and fascination for sex and magic results in his transformation into an ass After suffering a series of trials and humiliations, he is ultimately transformed back into human shape by the kindness of the Goddess Isis Simultaneously a blend of romantic adventure, fable, and religious testament, The Golden Ass is one of the truly seminal books of European Literature, of intrinsic interest as a novel in its own right, and one of the earliest examples of the picaresque It includes as its famous centrepiece the myth of Cupid and Psyche, the search of the human soul for union with the divine, and has been the inspiration for numerous creative works of literature and art since the Renaissance This new translation is at once faithful to the meaning of the Latin, whilst reproducing all the exuberant gaiety of the original

Title : The Golden Ass
Author :  Apuleius
Language : English
Isbn : 0253200369
Format : Paperback
Pages : 256 pages

Rating: 4.3

Reviewer: 7478 Reviews

On the Road PDF by Jack Kerouac

On the Road PDF by Jack Kerouac

On the Road

When Jack Kerouac s On the Road first appeared in 1957, readers instantly felt the beat of a new literary rhythm A fictionalised account of his own journeys across America with his friend Neal Cassady, Kerouac s beatnik odyssey captured the soul of a generation and changed the landscape of American fiction for ever.Influenced by Jack London and Thomas Wolfe, Kerouac alway When Jack Kerouac s On the Road first appeared in 1957, readers instantly felt the beat of a new literary rhythm A fictionalised account of his own journeys across America with his friend Neal Cassady, Kerouac s beatnik odyssey captured the soul of a generation and changed the landscape of American fiction for ever.Influenced by Jack London and Thomas Wolfe, Kerouac always wanted to be a writer, but his true voice only emerged when he wrote about his own experiences in On the Road Leaving a broken marriage behind him, Sal Paradise Kerouac joins Dean Moriarty Cassady , a tearaway and former reform school boy, on a series of journeys that takes them from New York to San Francisco, then south to Mexico Hitching rides and boarding buses, they enter a world of hobos and drifters, fruit pickers and migrant families, small towns and wide horizons Adrift from conventional society, they experience America in the raw a place where living is hard, but life is holy and every moment is precious.With its smoky, jazz filled atmosphere and its restless, yearning spirit of adventure, On the Road left its mark on the culture of the late 20th century, influencing countless books, films and songs Kerouac s prose is remarkable both for its colloquial swing and for the pure lyricism inspired by the American landscape the backroads, the black tar roads that curve among the mournful rivers like Susquehanna, Monongahela, old Potomac and Monocacy This Folio Society edition is illustrated with evocative photographs of Kerouac and the landscapes of 1950s America Now acknowledged as a modern classic, On the Road remains a thrilling and poignant story of the road less travelled

Title : On the Road
Author :  Jack Kerouac
Language : English
Isbn : 0140042598
Format : Paperback
Pages : 307 pages

Rating: 4.9

Reviewer: 6403 Reviews

PDF Read The Trial by Franz Kafka

PDF Read The Trial by Franz Kafka

The Trial

Written in 1914 but not published until 1925, a year after Kafka s death, The Trial is the terrifying tale of Josef K., a respectable bank officer who is suddenly and inexplicably arrested and must defend himself against a charge about which he can get no information Whether read as an existential tale, a parable, or a prophecy of the excesses of modern bureaucracy wedded Written in 1914 but not published until 1925, a year after Kafka s death, The Trial is the terrifying tale of Josef K., a respectable bank officer who is suddenly and inexplicably arrested and must defend himself against a charge about which he can get no information Whether read as an existential tale, a parable, or a prophecy of the excesses of modern bureaucracy wedded to the madness of totalitarianism, The Trial has resonated with chilling truth for generations of readers

Title : The Trial
Author :  Franz Kafka
Language : English
Isbn : 0099428644
Format : Paperback
Pages : 255 pages

Rating: 4.3

Reviewer: 8198 Reviews