New PDF release: Mencken Chrestomathy

By H.L. Mencken

ISBN-10: 0394435958

ISBN-13: 9780394435954

ISBN-10: 0394752090

ISBN-13: 9780394752099

Edited and annotated through H.L.M., it is a choice from his out-of-print writings. they arrive commonly from books—the six installments of the Prejudices sequence, A publication of Burlesques, In security of Women, Notes on Democracy, Making a President, A ebook of Calumny, Treatise on correct and Wrong—but there also are journal and newspaper items that by no means received among covers (from the American Mercury, the Smart Set, and the Baltimore night Sun) and a few notes that have been by no means formerly released at all. 

Readers will locate edification and enjoyment in his estimates of numerous Americans—Woodrow Wilson, Aimee Semple McPherson, Roosevelt I and Roosevelt II, James Gibbons Huneker, Rudolph Valentino, Calvin Coolidge, Ring Lardner, Theodore Dreiser, and Walt Whitman. these musically susceptible will get pleasure from his items on Beethoven, Schubert, and Wagner, and there's fabric for 100 controversies in his choices on Joseph Conrad, Thorstein Veblen, Nietzsche, and Madame Blavatsky.

Show description

Read More

Download e-book for kindle: Theater II (Kleine Schriften 6) (German Edition) by Alfred Polgar,Marcel Reich-Ranicki

By Alfred Polgar,Marcel Reich-Ranicki

ISBN-10: 3688100999

ISBN-13: 9783688100996

«Es ist überhaupt wahrhaft unbeschreiblich, wie wohlwollend spitz dieser unbestechliche Beobachter sein Unbehagen zu beschreiben vermag», meinte ein Kenner über den Theaterkritiker Alfred Polgar, und dieses Urteil gilt auch und vor allem für «Theater II», den sechsten Band der «Kleinen Schriften».
Hier sind unter dem Titel «Sätze und Grundsätze» Polgars beste Feuilletons und Betrachtungen zum Theater abgedruckt, hier wurden Besprechungen großer Regieleistungen aufgenommen, etwa jener von Otto Brahm («Brahms Ibsen») und Max Reinhardt.
Hier finden sich aber auch die berühmten Schauspielerporträts und Kurzcharakteristiken, in denen Polgar mit wenigen Worten mehr zu sagen wußte als andere in langen Abhandlungen. Schauspielkunst des 20. Jahrhunderts wird da lebendig, wir erleben die Duse, Raoul Aslan, Fritzi Massary, Alexander Moissi, Max Pallenberg, Elisabeth Bergner und Paula Wessely. Den Abschluß bildet eine kleine Auswahl von Polgars eigenen Arbeiten für die Bühne, unter anderem der – gemeinsam mit Egon Friedell verfaßte – klassische Kabarettsketch «Goethe» und die antimilitaristische Satire «Soldatenleben im Frieden».
«Er erzählte vom Theater, und er rezensierte den Alltag», schrieb Marcel Reich-Ranicki. «Theater II» beschließt die version der Werke Polgars im Rowohlt Verlag.

Show description

Read More

Download e-book for iPad: Écrits cinématographiques (BAU.BAUDELAIRE) (French Edition) by Philippe GAILLARD

By Philippe GAILLARD

Il y avait comme un parfum dans le regard de l’homme en imperméable à peu près âgé d’une soixantaine d’années, ni trop gros, ni trop mince, ni trop grand de taille, ni trop moyen : costaud, assez dur de characteristics, souriant et réservé à los angeles fois.

Une rue encombrée de voitures, de piétons, de magasins, de bruits, de pancartes lumineuses, de sex-shops, de vitrines de sous-vêtements de femmes.

Pierre savait pertinemment où il allait, après une lifestyles qui l’avait conduit de l’Université où il projetait en 1939 de poursuivre los angeles carrière, en Grande-Bretagne, pour devenir successivement connecté d’Ambassade, puis officier de l’Armée de l’Air et finir sa carrière militaire comme général d’Armée...

Show description

Read More

Download PDF by Luis Rius,Arturo Souto Alabarce,Arcelia Lara: Verso y prosa (Tierra Firme) (Spanish Edition)

By Luis Rius,Arturo Souto Alabarce,Arcelia Lara Covarruvias,Gonzalo Celorio

ISBN-10: 6071605385

ISBN-13: 9786071605382

El volumen reúne todos los libros de poesía del poeta hispano-mexicano: Canciones de vela, Canciones de ausencia, Canciones de amor y de sombra, Canciones a Pilar Rioja y Cuestión de amor y otros poemas, obra que exigía desde hacía décadas una reedición que reuniera una obra agotada. En prosa se presenta una selección de sus estudios sobre l. a. tradición literaria; estos incluyen a Cervantes, los angeles poesía de los angeles generación desterrada, o a algunos de los poetas contemporáneos que le fueron más entrañables: Pellicer, León Felipe y Pedro Garfias.

Show description

Read More

Hero of Fort Schuyler: Selected Revolutionary War by Peter, Jr. Gansevoort,David A. Ranzan,Matthew J. Hollis PDF

By Peter, Jr. Gansevoort,David A. Ranzan,Matthew J. Hollis

ISBN-10: 0786479485

ISBN-13: 9780786479481

In August 1777, Peter Gansevoort, Jr., defended citadel Schuyler (also often called fortress Stanwix) in the course of a three-week siege via 1,700 British infantrymen, Tories and Indians commanded through Colonel Barry St. Leger. Gansevoort gained the excellence of effectively resisting a British siege in a interval while another continental publish in long island was once both evacuated or surrendered. His valiant attempt resulted in the yankee victory on the conflict of Saratoga, an important element of the war.
Born to an prosperous Dutch relatives in Albany County, manhattan, Gansevoort used to be energetic in different theaters of progressive battle operations, together with common Montgomery’s Canadian crusade (1775), the Champlain-Hudson–Mohawk Valley security opposed to Burgoyne’s northern invasion (1776–1777), the Sullivan-Clinton crusade (1779) and the recent York–Vermont rebel (1781). After the struggle, he was once lively in either army and civic arenas, emerging to the location of brigadier basic of the U.S. military in 1809. sooner than his dying, he presided over common James Wilkinson’s court-martial in 1811.
This documentary variation offers 279 items of correspondence to and from Gansevoort (and a number of others) from 1775 to 1812.

Show description

Read More

New PDF release: De pont van kwart over zeven (Dutch Edition)

By Gerard van Westerloo,Lieneke Frerichs,Irene Houthuijs

ISBN-10: 9023488679

ISBN-13: 9789023488675

Gerard van Westerloo maakte vanaf de jaren zeventig spraakmakende reportages voor het weekblad Vrij Nederland, waaronder ‘De vlucht in de stacaravan’, ‘De bestuurders van lijn sixteen’ en ‘De pont van kwart over zeven’. In die stukken vertellen gewone mensen over hun werk en hun leven, en ze verwoorden luid en duidelijk het maatschappelijk onbehagen dat pas veel later, in de tijd van Pim Fortuyn, tot de politiek zou doordringen. Van Westerloo introduceerde in Nederland de journalistiek van het gewone, het alledaagse. Zijn stukken, veelal geschreven met coauteur Elma Verhey, geven een geweldig tijdsbeeld en laten zien hoe de politiek steeds verder wegdreef van de gewone Nederlander. 

De pont van kwart over zeven is een feest van herkenning voor de oudere lezer, en voor de jonge lezer is het een kennismaking met de stijl van Van Westerloo, de ‘grondlegger van de naoorlogse literaire journalistiek’, aldus Geert Mak.

Show description

Read More

Get On Lying in Bed & Other Essays PDF

By G. K. Chesterton,Alberto Manguel

ISBN-10: 1896209505

ISBN-13: 9781896209500

A precise selection of essays by means of one of many literary geniuses of the earlier hundred years, edited by means of none except the award-winning Argentinian author, Alberto Manguel.

Alberoused to "read books to Nobel Laureate Jorge Luis Borges in hisltter years. Borges sai o Chesterton:

see writer bio

 

Show description

Read More

Jorge Luis Borges's L'artefice (Italian Edition) PDF

By Jorge Luis Borges

ISBN-10: 8845931102

ISBN-13: 9788845931109

«Un giorno il mio amico Carlos Frías, di Emecé, mi chiese un nuovo libro according to los angeles serie della mia cosiddetta opera completa. Risposi che non avevo nulla da dargli, ma Frías insistette, dicendo: “Ogni scrittore ha un libro da qualche parte, se soltanto si dà l. a. pena di cercarlo”. Una domenica oziosa, frugando nei cassetti di casa, scovai delle poesie sparse e dei brani di prosa ... Questi frammenti, scelti e ordinati e pubblicati nel 1960, divennero "L'artefice"». Così, con somma sprezzatura, Borges racconta l. a. genesi di quello che è forse il libro più ricco e personale della sua maturità, quello in cui l. a. sua scrittura raggiunge una misura e una classicità destinate a rimanere insuperate. Qui il lettore troverà alcuni degli scritti che meglio esprimono il sentimento borgesiano dell'esistenza, il suo continuo interrogarsi sul mistero dell'identità, della realtà, del pace e, naturalmente, sull'essenza della parola e della letteratura.

Show description

Read More

Download e-book for iPad: En la trampa (El Ojo del Tiempo) (Spanish Edition) by Herta Müller,Isabel García Adánez

By Herta Müller,Isabel García Adánez

ISBN-10: 8416396221

ISBN-13: 9788416396221

Tres espléndidos ensayos de l. a. ganadora del Premio Nobel de Literatura del año 2009, una de las figuras literarias europeas más valientes y rutilantes de los últimos cincuenta años.

En las tres conferencias que componen este libro, Herta Müller refleja las condiciones existenciales de los angeles escritura. Con los ejemplos del expresionista Theodor Kramer, exiliado durante el nazismo, de Ruth Klüger, superviviente del Holocausto, y de los angeles poeta Inge Müller, que se hand overó l. a. vida a mediados de los sesenta en los angeles antigua RDA, l. a. autora hace patentes los vínculos indisolubles entre el texto y los angeles vida de los autores. Es más: los textos nos presentan lo vivido en primera personality como una condición única de los angeles existencia misma. Sin duda, este impactante alegato de los angeles literatura que surge de l. a. vivencia y que halla su justificación en lo existencial también debe leerse como l. a. poética de los angeles propia Herta Müller.

Show description

Read More

Khushwant Singh's Ranjit Singh: Maharaja of the Punjab PDF

By Khushwant Singh

ISBN-10: 0143065432

ISBN-13: 9780143065432

From being a petty chieftain to turning into the main robust Indian ruler of his time, Ranjit Singh's empire prolonged from Tibet to the deserts of Sindh and from the Khyber cross to the Sutlej. His military used to be probably the most robust of the time in Asia and was once the 1st Indian strength in 1000 years to stem the tides of invasion from the north-west frontiers of Hindustan.
In this primary particular biography of the 1st and in simple terms Sikh ruler of the Punjab, Khushwant Singh offers Ranjit Singh as he relatively used to be. in response to Persian, Punjabi and English resources, and drawing upon the diaries and money owed of eu travelers, it is a memorable account of the pageantry and brilliance of the Sikh nation on the top of its strength, and a full of life portrait of 1 of the main vibrant characters in Indian history.

Show description

Read More