By Samuel Beckett
Winner of the Nobel Prize for literature and stated as one of many maximum writers of our time, Samuel Beckett has had a profound influence upon the literary panorama of the 20th century. during this one-volume number of his fiction, drama, poetry, and important writings, we get an unsurpassed examine his paintings. incorporated, between others, are:
- the whole performs anticipating Godot, Krapp’s final Tape, Cascando, Eh Joe, now not I, and That Time
- choices from his novels Murphy, Watt, Mercier and Camier, Molloy, and The Unnamable
- The shorter works “Dante and the Lobster,” “The Expelled,” mind's eye useless think, and Lessness
- a range of Beckett’s poetry and significant writings
With an critical creation by way of editor and Beckett intimate Richard Seaver, and that includes an invaluable opt for bibliography, I Can’t cross On, I’ll pass On is certainly a useful advent to a author who has replaced the face of contemporary literature.
Senecas Briefe an seinen Freund Lucilius sind eine Einführung in die stoische Philosophie. Dabei strebt der Autor keine systematische Darstellung an; ihm geht es darum, Wege zur philosophischen Bewältigung konkreter Probleme des menschlichen Lebens aufzuzeigen. Themen wie Einsamkeit, Krankheit, der Tod berühren uns in gleicher Weise wie die Menschen vor 2000 Jahren. "Du entsinnst Dich doch noch, welche Freude Du empfandest, als Du die Toga des Knaben ab- und die des Mannes anlegtest und guy Dich aufs discussion board führte. Erwarte eine noch größere, wenn Du knabenhaften Sinn ablegst und die Philosophie Dich unter die Männer aufnimmt."
Alain de Botton's bestselling The Consolations of Philosophy--later made right into a six-part television series--has helped popularize historical philosophy and particularly the paintings of Seneca. This excellent quantity bargains the best translation of Seneca's dialogues and essays in print, taking pictures the whole variety of his philosophical pursuits. right here the Stoic thinker outlines his strategies on how one can dwell in a bothered global. educate to the younger emperor Nero, Seneca wrote workouts in useful philosophy that draw upon modern Roman lifestyles and remove darkness from the highbrow issues of the day. in addition they have a lot to assert to the trendy reader, as Seneca levels extensively throughout topics equivalent to the shortness of lifestyles, tranquility of brain, anger, mercy, happiness, and grief on the lack of a family member. Seneca's available, aphoristic sort makes his writing specifically appealing as an creation to Stoic philosophy, and belies its attractiveness for austerity and dogmatism. This variation combines a transparent and smooth translation by way of John Davies with Tobias Reinhardt's attention-grabbing creation to Seneca's occupation, literary type, and effect, together with an excellent precis of Stoic philosophy and Seneca's interpretation of it. The book's notes are the fullest of any similar edition.
About the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from world wide. every one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, delivering the main exact textual content plus a wealth of different worthwhile beneficial properties, together with professional introductions through prime experts, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, up to date bibliographies for additional examine, and lots more and plenty extra.
By Jane Austen
Los mejores libros jamás escritos.
«Jane Austen es una maestra en dibujar emociones más profundas que las
que aparecen superficialmente. Nos estimula a añadir lo que no está.»
Emma cuenta l. a. historia de una inteligente y laboriosa joven empeñada en hacer de celestina de todas sus amistades. Cuando su institutriz, amiga y confidente come to a decision contraer matrimonio, Emma Woodhouse se descubrirá sola, frente al vacío de su vida y con l. a. penosa tarea de intentar que los demás lleven una vida tan perfecta como l. a. suya. Pero todos sus esfuerzos de manipulación sentimental tan solo consiguen crear a su alrededor una telaraña de enredos, malentendidos y confusiones que pone a prueba su confianza en sí misma.
Completan esta edición una cronología detallada de los angeles autora y una introducción de Fiona Stafford, catedrática de lengua y literatura lnglesa en los angeles Universidad de Oxford, cuyos trabajos resultan de obligada consulta para comprender el universo literario de Jane Austen y en specific de este título, Emma, que junto a Sentido y sensibilidad y Orgullo y prejuicio se encuentran entre los más conocidos de esta autora epítome de los angeles novela victoriana inglesa por excelencia.
«La mitad del mundo no puede entender los placeres de los angeles otra mitad.»
By William Golding
Repute, good fortune, fortune, a drink challenge slipping over the sting into alcoholism, a useless marriage, the incurable itches of middle-aged lust. For Wilfred Barclay, novelist, the ultimate insufferable inflammation is Professor Rick L. Tucker, implacable in his decision to turn into The Barclay guy. Locked in a deadly dating they stumble throughout Europe, laying off other halves, self-respect and illusions. The climax in their odyssey, whilst it comes, is as inevitable because it is unforeseen.
By Charles Robert Maturin
Created through an Irish clergyman, Melmoth is without doubt one of the such a lot fiendish characters in literature. In a satanic cut price, Melmoth exchanges his soul for immortality. the tale of his tortured wanderings during the centuries is pieced jointly via those that were implored by means of Melmoth to take over his pact with the satan. stimulated by means of the Gothic romances of the overdue 18th century, Maturin's diabolic story raised the style to a brand new and macabre pitch. Its many admirers contain Poe, Balzac, Oscar Wilde and Baudelaire.
By Leo Tolstoy
This new version combines Tolstoy’s most famed brief story, The dying of Ivan Ilyich, with a much less renowned yet both superb gem, Master and Man, either newly translated by means of Ann Pasternak Slater. either tales confront demise and the method of death: In Ivan Ilyich, a bureaucrat appears again over his lifestyles, which by surprise turns out meaningless and wasteful, whereas in grasp and guy, a landowner and servant needs to each one confront the price of the opposite as they courageous a devastating storm from snow. The fundamental Tolstoyan topics of mortality, non secular redemption, and life’s which means are nowhere extra movingly and deftly explored than in those stories.
This particular version additionally encompasses a severe advent and huge notes via Ann Pasternak Slater, a Fellow at St. Anne’s university, Oxford.
From the Hardcover edition.
By Edwin A. Abbott
How could a creature restricted to 2 dimensions have the capacity to snatch the potential of a 3rd? Edwin A. Abbott's droll and pleasant "romance of many dimensions" explores this conundrum within the stories of his protagonist, A sq., whose linear international is invaded through an emissary Sphere bringing the gospel of the 3rd measurement. half geometry lesson, half social satire, this vintage paintings of technological know-how fiction brilliantly succeeds in enlarging all readers' imaginations past the bounds in their "respective dimensional prejudices."
This re-creation starts with an advent through Rosemary Jann that illuminates the social and highbrow context that produced the paintings and explains its courting to the theological concerns imperative to Abbott's profession. It additionally presents the main large dialogue so far of the category and gender concerns raised via the textual content and of the debates over the bounds of medical and mathematical wisdom during which it participated.
Flatlands distinctive mixture of astute social, philosophical, and mathematical observations with wit and humor should be learn at many various degrees, and should turn out specifically relaxing to readers of Victorian literature and philosophy.
By H. P. Lovecraft
“The 20th century's maximum practitioner of the vintage horror tale"
– Stephen King approximately H. P. Lovecraft
H. P. Lovecraft's fiction finds a universe that's vaster, darker, and stranger than something formerly imagined. His “cosmic horror" displays a in particular smooth philosophical trust procedure within which people are considered as insignificant in gentle of the vastness of time and area. The specially Lovecraftian twist in this apocalyptic premise is that it's alien forces and powers at paintings within the universe that own the potential of the final word destruction of mankind.
Reprinted listed here are lots of Lovecraft's most famed works, together with “The name of Cthulhu" (1928), “The Dunwich Horror" (1929), and “The Shadow Over Innsmouth" (1936). those tales will introduce readers to Lovecraft's pantheon of “gods," his attribute subject matters, his fictitious New England geography and, after all, the Necronomicon, Lovecraft's recognized invented booklet of occult secrets and techniques.
By Katsuhiro Otomo
Within the twenty first century, the once-glittering Neo-Tokyo lies in ruins, leveled in mins through the endless strength of the kid psychic titanic, Akira. Now a desert of rubble and anarchy, the good Tokyo Empire rises, a ragtag crew of zealots and crazies who worship and worry Akira and his mad major minister, Tetsuo, an offended teenager with giant powers of his personal - and both great twisted goals. The planet at huge isn't taking the danger mendacity down, in spite of the fact that, and the may possibly of the area is able to tackle the Empire, yet will technology's so much complicated weaponry be adequate to break Akira - and is Tetsuo an ever higher hazard? The 5th bankruptcy in a sweeping epic of over 2000 pages, Akira five is the penultimate act of a dazzling graphic-novel masterpiece of awe-inspiring mind's eye and gut-wrenching energy, and the foundation for the vintage Akira lively movie.