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Download Aristophanes and the Comic Hero by Cedric H. Whitman PDF

By Cedric H. Whitman

Mostly one is chary of claiming this sort of factor a few severe paintings, even though individual the writer; the extra one seems to be down the lengthy point of view of literary experiences, the extra one feels how a lot of what we're prone to consider because the shattering discovery of our personal iteration is de facto the typical perception of the a long time, in a different way phrased to slot the style. yet Professor Whitman bargains anything unattempted, as far as i do know, from antiquity to the current day, and that's an entire and systematic examine of Aristophanes, now not as a resource for overdue fifth-century historical past and antiquities, nor as a record within the heritage of drama, nor as a natural spring of Attic vocabulary and syntax, yet as a poet; a comic book poet.

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Download Parc Sauvage by Jacques Roubaud PDF

By Jacques Roubaud

Septembre forty two. Deux enfants d'une dizaine d'années, Dora et ' Jacques ' (c'est son nouveau prénom, il ne faut pas qu'il l'oublie) arrivent dans une grande propriété des Corbières. Dora est venue avec Vlad, son oncle, ' qui ne peut plus jouer en ce second '. Sa mère est restée à Toulouse. Les mom and dad de ' Jacques-maintenant ' sont il ne sait où, loin. l. a. maison est vaste. Il y a des poules, des canards, des vignes, les ' jumeaux ', qui se ressemblent tellement qu'ils ne savent peut-être même pas eux-mêmes qui est Joan et qui est Jean. Il y a Teresa, leur mère, qui parle catalan, venue avec Jim, qui parle anglais ; et Camillou, leur grand-père, que Dora aime dès qu'elle le voit. Sainte-Lucie lui appartient et il les reçoit, ' en attendant '. En attendant qu'on vienne les chercher pour les emmener dans l. a. montagne, vers l'Espagne.

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Download The Comedies (Oxford World's Classics) by Terence PDF

By Terence

'I notion you'd do what the typical run of slaves commonly do, dishonest and tricking me simply because my son's having an affair.'

Terence's comedies have supplied plots and characters for comedian drama from classical occasions to the current; the phenomenal comedian playwright of his new release at Rome, he has encouraged authors from Moliere and Wycherley to P. G. Wodehouse. Scheming slaves, parasites, prostitutes, pimps, and conceited infantrymen populate his performs, which convey love prevailing over stumbling blocks of assorted forms, and the issues that come up from lack of knowledge, false impression, and prejudice. even if they replicate modern tensions in Roman society, their insights into human nature and adventure lead them to undying of their charm. Peter Brown's energetic new translation does complete justice to Terence's sort and ability as a dramatist.

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Download The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare's History Plays by Michael Hattaway PDF

By Michael Hattaway

Shakespeare's historical past performs were played in recent times greater than ever earlier than all through Britain, North the United States, and Europe. This quantity is an obtainable creation to Shakespeare's historic and classical performs. accomplished in scope, it bargains chapters at the person performs and debts of the style of the historical past play, Renaissance theories of background, and masques and pageants. It compares them with different ecu historical past performs, and contains an account of women's roles, genealogical tables and a listing of crucial and recurrent characters.

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Download Laurie ou la vie de galerie by Herménégilde Chiasson PDF

By Herménégilde Chiasson

Bien installé sur sa galerie, Laurie, un gars « fatigué de naissance », fait l’éloge de los angeles bière et de los angeles paresse tout en regardant son gazon pousser. Il ne souhaite qu'une selected : se garantir une vie d’inactivité, de sainte paix, grâce au « package », le gros lot qu'il soutirera de l. a. compagnie d’assurance.

Son gendre, Euclide, lui tient compagnie. Depuis sa création, cette comédie qui frôle le burlesque a fait rire plus de 10 000 spectateurs.

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Download The Midwife's Confession by Diane Chamberlain PDF

By Diane Chamberlain

Dear Anna,
What i need to let you know is tough to put in writing, yet i do know it will likely be way more tough so that you can pay attention, and I'm so sorry…

The unfinished letter is the one clue Tara and Emerson need to the explanation at the back of their shut good friend Noelle's suicide. every thing they knew approximately Noelle—her calling as a midwife, her ardour for explanations, her love for her acquaintances and family—described a lady who embraced existence. but there has been quite a bit they didn't know.

With the invention of the letter and its heartbreaking mystery, Noelle's buddies start to discover the reality approximately this advanced lady who touched every one in their lives—and the lifetime of a determined stranger—with love and betrayal, compassion and deceit.

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