The Anglo Saxon Literature Handbook

The Anglo-Saxon Literature Handbook  presents an obtainable advent to the surviving works of prose and poetry produced in Anglo-Saxon England, from advert 410-1066.

  • Makes Anglo-Saxon literature obtainable to trendy readers
  • Helps readers to beat the linguistic, aesthetic and cultural obstacles to figuring out and appreciating Anglo-Saxon verse and prose
  • Introduces readers to the language, politics, and faith of the Anglo-Saxon literary world
  • Presents unique readings of such works as Beowulf, The conflict of Maldon, The Wanderer, The Seafarer, and The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle

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The Concert

By Ismail Kadare

It is the Nineteen Seventies and cracks are commencing to seem within the alliance among China and its Communist cohort Albania. while an Albanian steps at the foot of a chinese language diplomat the strain cranks up - couriers among Tirana and Beijing hold annotated x-rays of the foot backward and forward. The chinese language intend to punish their interfering little best friend discreetly. yet is the Sino-Albanian axis approximately to return adrift? this can be Kadare's surreal black comedy in regards to the internal sanctums of political energy and the mysterious causal chains that rework traditional lives.

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Kiku's Prayer: A Novel (Weatherhead Books on Asia)

By Shusaku Endo

Kiku's Prayer is informed throughout the eyes of Kiku, a confident younger lady from a rural jap village who falls in love with Seikichi, a faithful Catholic guy. training a religion nonetheless banned via the govt, Seikichi is imprisoned yet refuses to recant below torture. Kiku's efforts to reconcile her emotions for Seikichi's faith with the sacrifices she makes to unfastened him replicate the painful, conflicting offerings Japan confronted because of publicity to modernity and the West. Seikichi's persecution exemplifies Japan's insecurities, and Kiku's tortured but made up our minds spirit represents the nation's resilient soul.

Set within the turbulent years of the transition from the shogunate to the Meiji recovery, Kiku's Prayer embodies subject matters primary to Endo Shusaku's paintings, together with faith, modernization, and the persistence of the human spirit. but this novel is far greater than a old allegory. It acutely renders one woman's afflicted stumble upon with ardour and spirituality at a transitional time in her lifestyles and within the heritage of her humans. A well known twentieth-century eastern writer, Endo wrote from the viewpoint of being either eastern and Catholic. His paintings is frequently in comparison with that of Graham Greene, who himself thought of Endo one of many century's most interesting writers.

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Still Midnight (Alex Morrow, Book 1) (Alex Morrow Novels)

By Denise Mina

Existence should be easy for Detective Inspector Alex Morrow. She's no longer new to the police force--or to crime--but none of that concerns as she's assigned to the case which could make her career.

The case consists of a probably random assault on a kin in a quiet suburb of Glasgow, Scotland. 3 armed males slipped from a van right into a residence, not easy a guy who's now not, and hasn't ever been, contained in the entrance door. within the confusion that ensues, one friend is shot and one other abducted, the assailants not easy an very unlikely ransom. is that this an novice crime long gone horribly fallacious, or whatever even more unforeseen?

As Alex falls extra into the main not easy case of her occupation, she needs to deal with the problems of police strength politics, and a wedding every piece as tangled because the case she's attempting to clear up. wealthy with darkish humor and strong storytelling, nonetheless hour of darkness exhibits back why Denise Mina's mysteries have earned compliment as among the finest on the planet.

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Ruth (Penguin Classics)

By Elizabeth Gaskell

Ruth Hilton is an orphaned younger seamstress who catches the attention of a gentleman, Henry Bellingham, who's captivated by means of her simplicity and wonder. while she loses her activity and residential, he bargains her convenience and guard, in simple terms to cruelly desolate tract her quickly after. approximately lifeless with grief and disgrace, Ruth is accessible the opportunity of a brand new existence between those who supply her love and admire, although they're firstly blind to her mystery - an illegitimate baby. while Henry enters her existence back, despite the fact that, Ruth needs to make the most unlikely selection among social recognition and private delight.

In writing Ruth, Elizabeth Gaskell daringly faced triumphing perspectives approximately sin and illegitimacy together with her compassionate and sincere portrait of a 'fallen woman'.

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La historia del señor Sommer

By Patrick Süskind, Ana María de la Fuente

La historia del Señor Sommer es un cuento corto escrito por Patrick Süskind e ilustrado por Jean-Jacques Sempéen 1991. El estilo empleado por Suskind y las ilustraciones de Sempé dotan al cuento de una apariencia infantil y naif. A pesar de ello es más que un cuento juvenil, ya que el protagonista se plantea cosas demasiado profundas para un niño de su edad, y también se muestra l. a. angustia con l. a. que vive el misterioso Señor Sommer. El relato está narrado en primera character por el protagonista del libro, del que nunca se sabe el nombre, y que siendo ya un adulto recuerda sus vivencias infantiles y sus recuerdos del señor Sommer.

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Rock, Paper, Scissors

By Naja Marie Aidt

"The feelings unleashed during this story . . . are painfully common. but you recognize precisely the place within the universe you're. this can be the hallmark of serious brief tales, from Chekhov's images of discontented Russians to Joyce's suffering Dubliners."—Radhika Jones, Time

Naja Marie Aidt's long-awaited first novel is a panoramic page-turner and complicated portrait of a guy whose lifestyles slowly devolves into one among violence and jealousy.

Rock, Paper, Scissors opens almost immediately after the demise of Thomas and Jenny's legal father. whereas attempting to repair a toaster that he left in the back of, Thomas discovers a mystery, atmosphere into movement a sequence of occasions resulting in the dissolution of his lifestyles, and plunging him right into a darkish, shadowy underworld of violence and betrayal.

A gripping tale written with a poet's sensibility and a focus to language, Rock, Paper, Scissors showcases all of Aidt's presents and may enormously extend the readership for one in every of Denmark's so much adorned and cherished writers.

Naja Marie Aidt used to be born in Greenland and raised in Copenhagen. She is the writer of 7 collections of poetry and 5 brief tale collections, together with Baboon (Two traces Press), which acquired the Nordic Council's Literature Prize and the Danish Critics Prize for Literature. Rock, Paper, Scissors is her first novel.

K. E. Semmel is a author and translator whose paintings has seemed in Ontario Review, the Washington Post, and in different places. His translations contain books via Karin Fossum, Erik Valeur, Jussi Adler-Olsen, and Simon Fruelund.

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The Death of the Heart

By Elizabeth Bowen

The dying of the Heart may be Elizabeth Bowen's best-known e-book. As she deftly and delicately exposes the cruelty that lurks in the back of the polished surfaces of traditional society, Bowen unearths herself as a masterful novelist who combines a feeling of humor with a devastating present for divining human motivations.

In this piercing tale of innocence betrayed set within the thirties, the orphaned Portia is stranded within the refined and with courtesy treacherous global of her prosperous half-brother's domestic in London.There she encounters the sexy, carefree cad Eddie. To him, Portia is without delay baby and girl, and her fears her gushing love. To her, Eddie is the one reaason to be alive. but if Eddie follows Portia to a sea-side hotel, the flash of a cigarette lighter in a darkened cinema illuminates a gorgeous romantic betrayal--and units in movement some of the most relocating and determined flights of the center in smooth literature.

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La mémoire du cœur: chroniques littéraires 1987-2012 (Les Cahiers de la NRF)

By Guy Goffette

Au départ, il y a ces bonheurs de lecture qu'on ne peut garder pour soi seul. Un enthousiasme si grand qu'il passe tout de suite dans le stylo et enflamme les notes, articles, chroniques, préfaces qu'on écrit sur des livres, des auteurs connus ou non qui vous ont fait respirer autrement.

Confiés au fil des jours à des revues plus ou moins spécialisées, des journaux, des livres ou faisant cavalier seul, ces textes disparaissent à l'arrivée au fond d'une bibliothèque, d'un débarras, d'une cave. Empoussiérés, perdus et c'est misère.

Jusqu'au jour où le cœur, qui n'a pas perdu de son allant, se souvient et décide de réunir les meilleurs à los angeles bonne franquette, c'est-à-dire, au mépris de toute hiérarchie, dans une petite voiture – ce quantity – pour une prom au grand air. Avec l'espoir de redonner à chacun ses couleurs, sa vitalité et, si attainable, quelques lecteurs de plus.

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