Download E-books War and Peace (Vintage Classics) PDF

By Leo Tolstoy

The foundation for the A&E miniseries starring Paul Dano and Lily James.

From the award-winning translators of Anna Karenina and The Brothers Karamazov comes this remarkable new translation of Tolstoy's masterwork.

 

War and Peace broadly makes a speciality of Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812 and follows 3 of the main famous characters in literature: Pierre Bezukhov, the illegitimate son of a count number who's battling for his inheritance and craving for non secular success; Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, who leaves his relations in the back of to struggle within the warfare opposed to Napoleon; and Natasha Rostov, the attractive younger daughter of a nobleman who intrigues either men.

 

A s Napoleon’s military invades, Tolstoy brilliantly follows characters from various backgrounds—peasants and the Aristocracy, civilians and soldiers—as they fight with the difficulties exact to their period, their background, and their tradition. and because the novel progresses, those characters go beyond their specificity, changing into essentially the most moving—and human—figures in global literature.

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Download E-books Memory Matters: Generational Responses to Germany's Nazi Past in Recent Women's Literature (Interdisciplinary German Cultural Studies) PDF

Reminiscence issues juxtaposes in tripartite constitution texts by way of a baby of German bystanders (Wolf), an Austrian-Jewish child-survivor (Klüger), a daughter of Jewish émigrés (Honigmann), a daughter of an officer fascinated about the German resistance (Bruhns), a granddaughter of a baptized Polish Jew (Maron), and a granddaughter of German refuges from East Prussia (Dückers). put outdoor of the distorting victim-perpetrator, Jewish-German, man-woman, and war-postwar binary, it turns into noticeable that the texts neither whole nor contradict one another, yet reply to each other by way of suggestion, reverberation, refraction, incongruity, and ambiguity. targeting genealogies of girls, the e-book delineates a unique cultural reminiscence than the counting of (male-inflected) generations and a male-dominated Holocaust and postwar literature canon. It examines intergenerational conflicts and the negotiation of stories opposed to the backdrop of a classy mother-daughter dating that follows unpredictable styles and provokes either discord and empathy. Schaumanns technique questions the belief that German-gentile and German-Jewish postwar stories are unavoidably diametrically adversarial (i.e. reply to a unfavorable symbiosis) and uncovers intersections and continuities as well as conflicts.

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Download E-books El fruto de la nada y otros escritos (El Libro De Bolsillo - Humanidades) PDF

By Maestro Eckhart

Teólogo dominico alemán que predicaba l. a. posibilidad de que el hombre alcance en l. a. tierra una vida bienaventurada asumiendo su origen y filiación divinos, el Maestro Eckhart (1260-1328) sufrió l. a. persecución inquisitorial por sus heterodoxas rules, entre ellas las de los angeles experiencia nihilista de Dios, el vacío inside que el espíritu comprende como una muerte necesaria o el exilio del alma noble. “El fruto de los angeles nada” recoge algunos de sus más destacados sermones y tratados en lengua alemana, así como un conjunto de textos que se le atribuyen y que proporcionan una thought completa de este gran místico alemán cuyo pensamiento, de prolongada vigencia en Europa, ha llamado también l. a. atención de los filósofos de los angeles Escuela de Kioto, Nishitani y Tanabe, quienes han considerado su figura como un interlocutor privilegiado con las tradiciones asiáticas y muy especialmente con el Budismo Zen.

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Download E-books Literature of the Low Countries: A Short History of Dutch Literature in the Netherlands and Belgium PDF

In any definition of phrases, Dutch literature has to be taken to intend all literature written in Dutch, therefore except literature in Frisian, even supposing Friesland is a part of the dominion of the Netherlands, within the comparable method as literature in Welsh will be excluded from a historical past of English literature. Simi­ larly, literature in Afrikaans (South African Dutch) falls outdoor the scope of this e-book, as Afrikaans from the instant of its start out of seventeenth-century Dutch grew up independently and needs to be considered as a language in its personal correct. . Dutc:h literature, then, is the literature written in Dutch as spoken within the state of the Netherlands and the so-called Flemish a part of the dominion of Belgium, that's the zone north of the linguistic frontier which runs east-west via Belgium passing a little south of Brussels. For the trendy interval this definition is apparent anough, yet for former occasions it wishes a few clarification. What can we suggest, for instance, after we use the time period 'Dutch' for the medieval interval? within the heart a long time there has been no average Dutch language, and whilst the time period 'Dutch' is utilized in a medieval context it's a form of collective observe indicating a few assorted yet heavily comparable Frankish dialects. crucial of these have been the dialects of the duchies of Limburg and Brabant, and of the counties of Flanders and Holland.

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Download E-books Barlaam und Josaphat in der Europaischen Literatur des Mittelalters: Darstellund der Stofftraditionen - Bibliographie - Studien (German Edition) PDF

By Constanza Cordoni

This research explores a favored medieval eu narrative, the legend of Barlaam and Josaphat. It bargains a compendium-like presentation of the wealthy narrative culture, and an exam of a corpus of texts within the gentle of cultural and poetological questions. The publication is established to permit for comparability, contributing to comparative medieval literary reviews and stimulating renewed examine at the tale of Barlaam.

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Download E-books German Encounters With Modernity: Novels of Imperial Berlin (Studies in German Histories) PDF

By Katherine Roper

The novels of Imperial Berlin include a physique of fabric of large ancient richness. Their value as a old resource lies within the elaborate connections their authors make among the person lives of characters, a modernizing urban, and a newly unified country. those connections - and the values and assumptions at the back of them - are the point of interest of this learn. In growing those connections as fictional representations in their society, Berlin novelists not just mirrored societal values but in addition have been molding them through contributing to the social discourse during which they advanced. Taken jointly, their works represent an important piece within the advanced puzzle of the way the society of Imperial Germany, because it underwent the social and financial upheavals of modernization, reworked the rule of thumb of conventional elites into new authoritarian kinds. utilizing person works to research fictional therapy of a spectrum of difficulties of nationhood and modernity, I argue that Berlin novelists have been utilizing their works for 2 major social reasons: to look for a German identification that spoke to trendy realities and to check a very German revolution that might carry real nationwide greatness. because the younger country matured, although, those visions turned more and more elusive. They have been impeded, I recommend, by means of particular stumbling blocks, together with aggravating ancient occasions, inherited cultural beliefs, robust mythologies, social anxieties, and political indifference. This booklet records what Berlin novelists conceived as a fight for Germany's soul - and strains the phases of its defeat.

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Download E-books Altisländisches Lesebuch: Ausgewählte Texte und Minimalwörterbuch des Altisländischen (Indogermanische Bibliothek. 1. Reihe: Lehr- Und Handbuecher) (German Edition) PDF

Das "Altislandische Lesebuch" ist fur den akademischen Unterricht bzw. fur das Selbststudium konzipiert. Der Band enthalt mehr als 20 ausgewahlte Passagen von Texten, die verschiedenen Gattungen der altislandischen Prosa und Poesie angehoren und einen Einblick in die Vielfalt der Dichtung des alten Island geben. Die einzelnen Textpassagen sind mit einer kurzen Einfuhrung, mit Sacherlauterungen und teilweise auch mit Ubersetzungen versehen. Der lexikographische Teil dient als Glossar zu den Lesebuchtexten, deckt aber als Minimalworterbuch des Altislandischen auch den Basiswortschatz der gesamten (Prosa-)Sprache ab und ermoglicht damit die Lekture weiterer Originaltexte.

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Download E-books Young Rilke and His Time (Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture) PDF

By George C. Schoolfield

Even if Rainer Maria Rilke and his paintings were a lot studied and written approximately over the last century -- as befits the might be most vital German-language poet of contemporary instances -- sure elements of his formative years and occupation were ignored or are wanting a clean glance. therefore, this ebook investigates Rilke's lifestyles and profession from early life until eventually the verge of thirty. right here the reader reveals the hysterical, harried tutee clinging to Valerie von Rhonfeld; the smart, supercilious, and concerned stroller via Prague of Larenopfer; the narcissistic diarist preening for Lou Andreas-Salomé in Italy and in different places; the priggishly high-minded yet deadly reviewer of German-language literature; the committed yet delusional presenter of Nordic letters. a last part specializes in 13 poems or poem clusters composed among 1892 and 1900 and regularly left untouched through Rilke scholarship. whereas based seriously at the proof of the texts themselves, the current writer permits himself to conjecture approximately, for example, the lines left by way of the boy's hasty education in Latin; his wisdom -- or lack of awareness -- of Czech nationwide opera and well known literature; the genesis of a few willfully "decadent" poems; his strange literary likes and dislikes; etc. From this "Wirrnis" (confusion, litter; considered one of his favourite words), the younger Rilke emerges as a dogged self-educator, and, for all his laments and insecurities and languorous poses, a determine of contrast, talented with a nearly preternatural verbal inventiveness and recondite strength. George C. Schoolfield is Emeritus Professor of German and Scandinavian Literature at Yale.

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