La tía Jolesch, o la decadencia de Occidente en anécdotas

By Friedrich Torberg

Al cronista de esta esplendorosa e hilarante colección de recuerdos, «desde siempre las anécdotas le han parecido más concluyentes y esclarecedoras que los análisis excesivamente detallados». Friedrich Torberg tenía diez años cuando Viena dejó de ser una ciudad imperial y veinticinco cuando Hitler subió al poder: «siempre estuvo mi vida −dice− bajo el signo de un ocaso». El imperio austrohúngaro y l. a. burguesía judía, condenados a desaparecer, fueron su territorio espiritual, el escenario de una juventud poblada de tipos excéntricos y originales, «mezcla de ingenio y vivacidad». A esa época −y también a l. a. más trágica del exilio− volvió los ojos en 1975 al escribir los angeles tía Jolesch, o l. a. decadencia de Occidente en anécdotas, que fue un gran éxito en Austria. Por sus páginas, entre Viena y Praga, luego entre Zúrich y Hollywood, desfilan familias ilustres y figuras consagradas como Franz Werfel, Alfred Polgar, Hugo von Hofmannsthal o Karl Kraus, pero tambien viejos cascarrabias, expertos en cerveza o en tartas y bohemios sin remisión.

Entre sus cafés, restaurantes, periódicos, mesas de juego y lugares de veraneo, conoceremos a los angeles tía Jolesch y sus severos «aforismos de sabiduría popular»; a Krasa el Rojo, el hombre más potente de Praga; o al tío Hahn, que en 1923, en el estreno de Los diez mandamientos, se levantó en plena secuencia del paso del mar Rojo y en medio de los angeles sala exclamó: «Pero ¡no fue así como sucedió!».

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The Pocket Oracle and Art of Prudence (Penguin Classics)

A precise choice of recommendation for life and might be the 1st 'self-help' booklet ever written

Written over 350 years in the past, The Pocket Oracle and paintings of Prudence is a sophisticated choice of three hundred witty and thought-provoking aphorisms. From the paintings of being fortunate to the fit use of warning, those stylish maxims have been created as a consultant to existence, with extra feedback given on cultivating solid style, figuring out how one can refuse, the foolishness of complaining and the knowledge of controlling one's passions. Baltasar Gracian meant those creative, pragmatic aphorisms to problem the brain, and recognized that few will be able to utilizing them.

In Jeremy Robbins's creation to his penetrating new translation, he examines Gracian's position in Spanish literature and his prior works. Robbins additionally seems to be on the subject matters, contexts and contradictions of The Pocket Oracle, in addition to the brevity and subtlety of Gracian's cool-headed aphorisms. This variation additionally encompasses a chronology, advised extra studying and notes. 

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more advantageous through introductions and notes through exclusive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Twenty Thousand Leagues lower than the ocean is a vintage technology fiction novel via French author Jules Verne released in 1870. It tells the tale of Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus, as obvious from the point of view of Professor Pierre Aronnax after he, his servant Conseil, and Canadian whaler Ned Land wash up on their send. at the Nautilus, the 3 embark on a trip which has them going everywhere in the global, below the ocean.

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The Age of Innocence

By Edith Wharton

The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton's 12th novel, in the beginning serialized in 4 components within the Pictorial assessment journal in 1920, and later published by means of D. Appleton and corporate as a publication in ny and in London. It gained the 1921 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, making it the 1st novel written by way of a girl to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and hence Wharton the 1st girl to win the prize.The tale is determined in upper-class manhattan urban within the 1870s.

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Essential Dialogues of Plato (Barnes & Noble Classics)

Essential Dialogues of Plato, via Plato, is a part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which deals caliber variations at reasonable costs to the coed and the final reader, together with new scholarship, considerate layout, and pages of rigorously crafted extras. listed below are a few of the notable good points of Barnes & Noble Classics:
  • New introductions commissioned from modern best writers and students
  • Biographies of the authors
  • Chronologies of up to date ancient, biographical, and cultural occasions
  • Footnotes and endnotes
  • Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, performs, work, operas, statuary, and flicks encouraged through the paintings
  • Comments by way of different recognized authors
  • Study inquiries to problem the reader's viewpoints and expectancies
  • Bibliographies for additional studying
  • Indices & Glossaries, whilst appropriate

All variants are superbly designed and are revealed to greater necessities; a few comprise illustrations of old curiosity. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls jointly a constellation of influences—biographical, old, and literary—to increase every one reader's figuring out of those enduring works.

Plato is a type of world-famed members, his philosophy a kind of world-renowned creations, whose effect, as regards the tradition and improvement of the brain, has from its graduation right down to the current time been all-important.
G. W. F. Hegel

Western philosophy starts off with Socrates and his pupil Plato. when it comes to the dialectic that advanced among grasp and scholar, Plato invented the philosophical approach to inquiry and research, and have become the 1st to exploit a logical framework to ask—and attempt to answer—the everlasting questions about ethics, politics, artwork, and lifestyles that also hang-out humanity: what's advantage? what's justice? what's the excellent type of executive? what's the individual’s dating to the kingdom? Do artists have a accountability to society, or in basic terms to their very own inventive impulse? Plato explores those matters via a chain of dialogues, documents of meant conversations among Socrates and different Greek aristocrats. even though Socrates is nominally the most speaker in them all, basically the sooner dialogues rfile his recommendations, whereas the latter ones current Plato’s personal ideas.

What is frequently overlooked in commentaries on Plato’s paintings is its specific literary shape. The dialogues are neither dramas, nor tales, but they're skillfully formed through characters, narrative occasions, dramatic moments, and maybe such a lot marvelous, loads of humor. besides such exemplars of Plato’s proposal as Symposium, Apology, and Phaedrus, this quantity contains the 1st 3 books of Plato’s Laws.

Pedro De Blas holds levels in legislations and Classics. He has labored as tips for a number of foreign companies, together with the United countries and the realm financial institution, and he's presently a Ph.D. candidate in Classics at Columbia college. He has taught classical languages and literature at Columbia, the CUNY Latin and Greek Institute, and long island University’s Gallatin School.

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The Sleepwalkers

By Hermann Broch

Together with his epic trilogy, The Sleepwalkers, Hermann Broch validated himself as one of many nice innovators of contemporary literature, a visionary writer-philosopher the equivalent of James Joyce, Thomas Mann, or Robert Musil. at the same time he grounded his narratives within the intimate lifestyle of Germany, Broch used to be settling on the oceanic adjustments that may almost immediately sweep that existence into the abyss.
   Whether he's writing a couple of neurotic military officer (The Romantic), a disgruntled bookkeeper and would-be murderer (The Anarchist), or an opportunistic war-deserter (The Relaist), Broch immerses himself within the twists of his characters' psyches, and while soars above them, to supply a prophetic portrait of a global suffering from its lack of religion, morals, and cause.

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Ivanhoe (Penguin Classics)

"Fight on, courageous knights! guy dies, yet glory lives!"

Banished from England for looking to marry opposed to his father's needs, Ivanhoe joins Richard the Lion middle on a campaign within the Holy Land. On his go back, his passionate wish is to be reunited with the attractive yet forbidden girl Rowena, yet he quickly unearths himself taking part in a extra risky online game as he's drawn right into a sour energy fight among the noble King Richard and his evil and scheming brother John. the 1st of Scott's novels to deal with a only English subject, Ivanhoe is set in a hugely romanticized medieval global of tournaments and sieges, chivalry and experience the place dispossessed Saxons are pitted opposed to their Norman overlords, and the place the old and fictional seamlessly merge.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more advantageous through introductions and notes by way of distinct students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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Libros de caballerías castellanos: Una antología (Penguin Clásicos)

Los mejores libros jamás escritos. «¡Quiera Dios, mi verdadero amigo, que yo vea aquel día que tan bueno habéis de ser, e ansimesmo vea las vuestras caballerías, que tan grandes han de ser!»

Los Siglos de Oro representan en España l. a. época cumbre de las letras, impulsada por el apoyo oficial a l. a. instalación de imprentas y el creciente poderío económico del Imperio español. En ese marco, los libros de caballerías se popularizan hasta convertirse en el máximo exponente de l. a. literatura de entretenimiento, donde se difunden los valores morales de los angeles época hilvanados con elementos humorísticos.

Este volumen presenta una antología de los más significativos libros de caballerías, desde el Amadís de Gaula o las Sergas de Esplandián de Garci Rodríguez de Montalvano hasta el Florisando de Páez de Ribera, que, gracias a l. a. cuidada edición de Carlos Alvar y José Manuel LucíaMegías, permite el abordaje completo y sistemático de una época determinante en las letras hispánicas.

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In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower: In Search of Lost Time, Vol. 2 (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

By Marcel Proust

In the Shadow of younger women in Flower is Proust’s outstanding dissection of male and girl youth, charged with the narrator’s stories of Paris and the Normandy seashore. on the center of the tale lie his relationships together with his grandmother and with the Swann family members. As a meditation on diversified different types of love, In the Shadow of younger women in Flower has no equivalent. the following, Proust introduces a few of his maximum comedian innovations, from the magnificently boring M. de Norpois to the captivating Robert de Saint-Loup. it really is memorable in addition for the 1st visual appeal of the 2 figures who for higher or worse are to dominate the narrator’s life—the Baron de Charlus and the mysterious Albertine.

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Villette (Penguin Classics)

By Charlotte Brontë

"I am basically simply lower back to a feeling of genuine ask yourself approximately me, for i've been reading Villette..." —George Eliot

With neither pals nor kin, Lucy Snowe units sail from England to discover employment in a women’ boarding institution within the small city of Villette. There she struggles to hold her self-possession within the face of unruly scholars, an before everything suspicious headmaster, and her personal complicated emotions, first for the school’s English medical professional after which for the dictatorial professor, Paul Emmanuel. Charlotte Brontë’s final and so much autobiographical novel is a powerfully relocating learn of isolation and the discomfort of unrequited love, narrated by means of a heroine made up our minds to maintain an self sustaining spirit within the face of inauspicious circumstances.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more advantageous via introductions and notes via uncommon students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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