Download E-books Looking at Lysistrata: Eight Essays and a New Version of Aristophanes' Provocative Comedy PDF

By David Stuttard

In Aristophanes' "Lysistrata" the ladies of Athens, bored to death with the warfare opposed to Sparta, pass on a intercourse strike and barricade themselves into the acropolis to cajole their husbands to vote opposed to the conflict. it's the more often than not played of all Aristophanes' comedies. it's also, possibly, the main misunderstood. This choice of essays via 8 top teachers, written for sixth-form scholars and most people alike, units the play firmly in its historic and social context, whereas exploring Aristophanes' goal in writing it and contemplating the responses of recent audiences and administrators. the gathering has been assembled and edited by means of David Stuttard, whose full of life new acting model of the play is integrated during this quantity. members: Alan Beale; Edith corridor; Lorna Hardwick; James Morwood; Martin Revermann; James Robson; Alan H. Sommerstein; Michael Walton.

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Download E-books Both Flesh and Not: Essays PDF

By David Foster Wallace

Brilliant, incredible, never-before-collected nonfiction writings through "one of America's such a lot bold and proficient writers." (Los Angeles instances ebook Review).

Both Flesh and Not gathers fifteen of Wallace's seminal essays, all released in booklet shape for the 1st time.

Never has Wallace's probably unending interest been extra glaring than during this compilation of labor spanning approximately two decades of writing. right here, Wallace turns his severe eye with equivalent enthusiasm towards Roger Federer and Jorge Luis Borges; Terminator 2 and The better of the Prose Poem; the character of being a fiction author and the predicament of defining the essay; the simplest underappreciated novels and the English language's so much irksome misused phrases; and lots more and plenty more.

Both Flesh and Not restores Wallace's essays as initially written, and it contains a choice from his own vocabulary record, an meeting of surprising phrases and definitions.

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Download E-books Paradise Screwed: Selected Columns of Carl Hiaasen PDF

By Carl Hiaasen

"Takes readers on a head-shaking romp via a south Florida that they may not locate in any vacationer brochure. . . . Hiaasen's writing is courageous and the goals never-ending: politicians, municipal staff, judges, lobbyists, zoning forums, evangelists, athletic franchises, environmental scofflaws, Disney, the NRA, mammoth Tobacco. . . . Pulls no punches and retains his humorousness and outrage firmly intact."--Publishers Weekly

"These sharp, a laugh items ensure Hiaasen's prestige as a poultry so rare--the funny renowned novelist with an acutely severe social perspective--that he is essentially an endangered species."--Kirkus Reviews

"He writes approximately politics and politicians, crime and criminals, usual humans and striking humans, and many simply simple south Florida weirdness. . . . besides Kick Ass, this is without doubt one of the top collections of occasional journalism released in contemporary years."--Booklist (starred review)

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Download E-books Magic Hours: Essays on Creators and Creation PDF

By Tom Bissell

In Magic Hours, award-winning essayist Tom Bissell explores the highs and lows of the inventive technique. he is taking us from the set of The titanic Bang Theory to the 1st novel of Ernest Hemingway to the ultimate paintings of David Foster Wallace; from the flicks of Werner Herzog to the movie of Tommy Wiseau to the editorial assembly within which Paula Fox's paintings was once relaunched into the realm. initially released in magazines equivalent to The Believer, The New Yorker, and Harper's, those essays symbolize ten years of Bissell's top writing on each element of creation—be it Iraq struggle documentaries or video-game personality voices—and will galvanize as a lot inspiration as they do laughter.

What are sitcoms for precisely? Can artwork be either undesirable and genius? Why perform a little books continue to exist and others vanish? Bissell's exploration of those questions make for gripping, unforgettable reading.

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Download E-books Time Bites: Views and Reviews PDF

By Doris Lessing

In this choice of the superior of Doris Lessing's essays, we're handled to the knowledge and prepared perception of a author who has discovered, over the process an excellent occupation spanning greater than part a century, to learn the realm in a different way. From imagining the key intercourse lifetime of Tolstoy to the secrets and techniques of Sufism, from reports of vintage books to commentaries on global politics, those essays hide a powerful variety of matters, cultures, classes, and topics, but they're remarkably constant in a single key regard: Lessing's clear-eyed imaginative and prescient and obviously expressed prose.

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Download E-books The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2014 PDF

“Lively, eclectic and surprising.” — Minneapolis megastar Tribune

Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, author of the enormously popular young grownup sequence A sequence of unlucky Events, takes over as editor for this quantity. he'll paintings with the scholars of 826 Valencia and 826 Michigan writing labs to assemble new fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and different category-defying gemstones, making sure that “if you must fall in love with studying back — or simply need a reminder that prime institution scholars deserve much more than their examining lists provide them — then this can be the ebook for you” (Bust).  

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Download E-books Eros the Bittersweet: An Essay (Princeton Legacy Library) PDF

By Anne Carson

The insights provided within the quantity are many and wide-ranging, recognizably in song with the subtlest sleek discussions of wish (such as triangulation. or loving what others love), but delivering new recommendations to outdated difficulties, just like the right interpretation of Plato's Phaedrus. at the usually mentioned impact of literacy on Greek civilization, the e-book deals a clean view: it was once no twist of fate that the poets who invented Eros have been additionally the 1st readers and writers of the Western literate tradition.

Originally released in 1986.

The Princeton Legacy Library makes use of the most recent print-on-demand know-how to back make to be had formerly out-of-print books from the prestigious backlist of Princeton collage Press. those paperback variations look after the unique texts of those vital books whereas featuring them in sturdy paperback versions. The target of the Princeton Legacy Library is to significantly raise entry to the wealthy scholarly history present in the millions of books released via Princeton college Press considering the fact that its founding in 1905.

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Download E-books Diabétiquement vôtre PDF

By Bertrand Burgalat

Le diabète : un fléau qui tue plus que sida et malaria réunis.
400 hundreds of thousands de malades toutes catégories.
15 % des dépenses de santé en France et aux États-Unis.
Depuis los angeles découverte de l’insuline il y a près d'un siècle, peu de progrès et beaucoup d’approximations.

Pourquoi ce désastre ?
Bertrand Burgalat répond à l. a. query de façon implacable. Mêlant récit autobiographique, enquête et témoignages, Diabétiquement vôtre décrit le sucre triomphant, les sociétés submergées et les vies dévastées.

Iconoclaste et rigoureux, un travail magistral, d’utilité publique.

 

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