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Journey to the Center of the Earth

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Editor: Graphic Arts Books
ISBN: 1513275437
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As one of the many installments in Jules Verne’s Voyage Extraordinaire series, Journey to the Center of the Earth promises high stakes and thrilling adventure. When Professor Otto Lidenbrock bought an ancient runic manuscript, which chronicles the lives of Norwegian Kings, he did not expect to learn of anything but the history of Icelandic leaders. However, upon further inspection, Lidenbrock and his nephew, Axel, find that the manuscript includes a coded message written by a 16th century alchemist. After rigorous translating and decoding, Axel and Lidenbrock discover the content of the note, in which the author reveals that it is possible to travel to the center of the Earth through volcanic passages. When Lidenbrock heard the news, he immediately started preparations to start the journey, though Axel was skeptical. When Lidenbrock’s will proves to be more powerful than his nephew’s doubt, the two decide to make the journey, recruiting an Icelandic tour guide named Hans on the way. As the three men make their way to inactive volcanic tubes, they embark on a high-stake adventure, facing dangers of cave-ins, subpolar tornados, an underground ocean and prehistoric creatures. The three men stay strong in their adventure, knowing the risky journey promises superior knowledge and acclaim, granted that they make it out alive. With the combination of science fiction and the adventure genre, Jules Verne created a novel that captures the attention of his audience. Originally published in 1864, Journey to the Center of the Earth still provides modern readers with entertainment and insight with its detailed and imaginative prose. Journey to the Center of the Earth can be read independently or as a companion to the other titles of Jules Verne’s critically acclaimed series, Voyage Extraordinaire. This edition of Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne now features an eye-catching cover design and is printed in a stylish and readable font, crafting an assessible and pleasant reading experience for modern audiences.

Swinging the Maelstrom

Swinging the Maelstrom Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Malcolm Lowry
Editor: University of Ottawa Press
ISBN: 0776620878
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Swinging the Maelstrom is the story of a musician enduring existence in the Bellevue psychiatric hospital in New York. Written during his happiest and most fruitful years, this novella reveals the deep healing influence that the idyllic retreat at Dollarton had on Lowry. This long-overdue scholarly edition will allow scholars to engage in a genetic study of the text and reconstruct, step by step, the creative process that developed from a rather pessimistic and misanthropic vision of the world as a madhouse (The Last Address, 1936), via the apocalyptic metaphors of a world on the brink of Armageddon (The Last Address, 1939), to a world that, in spite of all its troubles, leaves room for self-irony and humanistic concern (Swinging the Maelstrom,1942–1944).

Arria Marcella: Souvenir de Pomp_i

Arria Marcella: Souvenir de Pomp_i Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Théophile Gautier
Editor: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465548114
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Lunar Caustic

Lunar Caustic Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Malcolm Lowry
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141968559
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'Staring out at the river his agony was like a great lidless eye' In this stark, compelling and greatly autobiographical novella, Malcolm Lowry tells the story of Bill Plantagenet, a piano player and ex-sailor who has lost his band and his mind drinking in New York. As Plantagenet commits himself to a Psychiatric hospital to suffer his recovery, Lowry writes with eloquent ferocity on the delusions of madness, and the true meaning of sanity.

Around the World in Eighty Days

Around the World in Eighty Days Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jules Verne,General Press
ISBN: 9388118995
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Around the World in Eighty Days is one of the greatest adventure novels of all time by Jules Verne. It is the story of the eccentric English inventor Phileas Fogg who sets out to make it around the world in eighty days in order to win a bet. Taking up a challenge from his whist partners, a mysterious English gentleman named Phileas Fogg wagers half his fortune and abandons his quiet domestic routine to undertake a daring feat—to circle the globe in a mere 80 days, an achievement unheard of in the Victorian world. Fogg and Passepartout, his devoted manservant, avail themselves of virtually every known means of transportation in their wild race against time. It first appeared as a newspaper serial in 1872, much to the delight of a world already agog with recent advances in technology.

Five Weeks in a Balloon

Five Weeks in a Balloon Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jules Verne
Editor: Good Press
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"Five Weeks in a Balloon" by Jules Verne. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Récits de la soif

Récits de la soif Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Leslie Jamison
Editor: Fayard/Pauvert
ISBN: 2720216348
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Quel point commun entre Billie Holiday et Stephen King ? Entre Amy Winehouse, Marguerite Duras et l’auteure de ce livre ? L’art – l’art et l’addiction. Après ses Examens d’empathie, Leslie Jamison se penche sur les liens entre écriture et toxicomanie, en commençant par sa propre expérience. De sa première gorgée de champagne au délitement de sa vie de jeune adulte, Leslie Jamison livre un témoignage sincère sur l’emprise de l’alcool et son chemin vers la sobriété. Elle met en regard sa propre trajectoire éthylique avec celles de femmes et d’hommes de lettres tels que Raymond Carver, William Burroughs, Jean Rhys et David Foster Wallace, déboulonnant page à page le mythe de l’ivresse inspirée. Ce chœur de voix dessine les contours d’un récit commun qui en dit autant sur les toxicomanes que sur la société qui, selon la couleur de leur peau, leur origine sociale ou leur genre, réécrit leurs histoires. À la croisée de l’enquête socio-littéraire et des mémoires, le nouveau livre de l’héritière de Susan Sontag et de Joan Didion est un témoignage fascinant ainsi qu’une somme d’une prodigieuse érudition sur l’addiction, et, plus encore, une cure collective salutaire. Traduit de l’anglais (États-Unis) par Emmanuelle et Philippe Aronson « Un témoignage d’une justesse pénétrante et d’une grande tendresse. »The Washington Post « L’exemple rare d’un témoignage sur l’addiction qui devient encore meilleur une fois que la sobriété reprend ses droits. »The New York Times

Around the World in Eighty Days

Around the World in Eighty Days Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jules Verne
Editor: Feedbooks
ISBN: 2291018558
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CAMION BLANC Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jean-Philippe Petesch
ISBN: 235779643X
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Quel lien existe-t-il entre le compositeur Carl Orff, la chanteuse Barbara, le rappeur Adb El Malik et le groupe de metal Metallica ? Et quel est celui qui unit Vincent Delerm, le rap old school et Black Sabbath ? La réponse est la même : des sources d’inspirations prenant racines d’un côté dans des œuvres littéraires et de l’autre dans des œuvres cinématographiques. Si les pratiques sont différentes, elles renvoient toutes à une même notion, celle d’intertextualité qualifiée de lyrique puisqu’elle relève du domaine des textes chantés. À partir de dix-neuf études de cas couvrant un très large panel musical, cet ouvrage invite le lecteur à (re)découvrir des œuvres de la littérature et du cinéma ainsi que leur traitement par des artistes appartenant à des univers parfois fort éloignés, mais mus par un même élan créatif.

Pursued by Furies

Pursued by Furies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gordon Bowker
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571305563
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Malcolm Lowry was the troubled author of Under the Volcano (1947), a brilliant novel about the last day of an alcoholic former British consul on the Mexican Day of the Dead, the manuscript of which Lowry rescued from the flames when his fisherman's shack burned down in 1944. Lowry's other books were not always so lucky: his first novel, Ultramarine (1930), was stolen after four years' composition and resurrected from a carbon copy; another manuscript, In Ballast to the White Sea, was destroyed in the 1944 fire. An early draft of In Ballast was discovered this century and published in 2014. Lowry's life, like his work, was often lost to chaos; Gordon Bowker's 1994 biography is a masterful account of a life spent adrift.

Semiotics and Pragmatics

Semiotics and Pragmatics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gérard Deledalle
Editor: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027278474
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This collective volume contains carefully selected papers presented at the international semiotics conference ‘Semiotique et pragmatique’ that took place in Perpignan on 17 to 19 November, 1983. The volume starts of with four debate papers by Searle, Apel, Greimas and Landowski, and is followed then by the main section which is subdivided by a historical, a theoretical and a practical section.

Incidence of Travel

Incidence of Travel Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jerry D. Moore
Editor: University Press of Colorado
ISBN: 1607326000
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In Incidence of Travel, archaeologist Jerry Moore draws on his personal experiences and historical and archaeological studies throughout South America to explore and understand the ways traditional peoples created cultural landscapes in the region. Using new narrative structures, Moore introduces readers to numerous archaeological sites and remains, describing what it is like to be in the field and sparking further reflection on what these places might have been like in the past. From the snow-capped mountains of Colombia to the arid deserts of Peru and Chile, ancient peoples of South America built cities, formed earthen mounds, created rock art, and measured the cosmos—literally inscribing their presence and passage throughout the continent. Including experiences ranging from the terrifying to the amusing, Moore’s travels intersect with the material traces of traditional cultures. He refers to this intersection as "the incidence of travel." Braiding the tales of his own journeys with explanations of the places he visits through archaeological, anthropological, and historical contexts, Moore conveys the marvelous and intriguing complexities of prehistoric and historic peoples of South America and the ways they marked their presence on the land. Combining travel narrative and archaeology in a series of essays—accounts of discoveries, mishaps of travel, and encounters with modern people living in ancient places—Incidence of Travel will engage any general reader, student, or scholar with interest in archaeology, anthropology, Latin American history, or storytelling.

Littérature, Histoire et politique au XXe siècle

Littérature, Histoire et politique au XXe siècle Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Vincent Ferré
Editor: Iggybook
ISBN: 2304033539
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Depuis quarante ans, Jean-Pierre Morel est celui qui s'est le plus directement attaché à faire pleinement perdurer une recherche portant sur les relations entre la littérature et l'histoire, en leur associant la politique - longtemps bannie des études littéraires - dans une démarche comparatiste interrogeant l'esthétique et la modernité. Les 21 textes publiés ici, de collègues de longue date ou de jeunes chercheurs qu'il a constamment encouragés, entrent en dialogue avec une oeuvre de traducteur et de critique qui a fait connaître au public francophone des auteurs anglo-saxons, allemands et russes comme Brecht, Heiner Müller, Kafka ou John Dos Passos, aux côtés d'écrivains moins connus.

Hear Us O Lord from Heaven Thy Dwelling Place

Hear Us O Lord from Heaven Thy Dwelling Place Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Malcolm Lowry
Editor: Open Road Media
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Seven stories and novellas by the author of Under the Volcano, a master of twentieth-century fiction. For fans of the novel Under the Volcano, this collection of stories—many of them published for the first time posthumously—provides great insight into the author’s genius. The stories range from heartfelt tragedy to exuberant triumph. In the novella “Through the Panama,” a burned-out, alcoholic writer tries to make sense of the literature that has kept him afloat while the pulse of his life grows harder to distinguish. In “The Forest Path to Spring,” a couple that has survived hell finds new life in the seclusion of a vast forest. And in “The Bravest Boat,” a young boy sends a message across the ocean to an unknown recipient. Together, these stories reveal a writer who traveled widely, observed keenly, and maintained an engrossing literary style that still reverberates today.

The Collected Works Volume One

The Collected Works Volume One Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Malcolm Lowry
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504055381
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A quartet of the British novelist’s finest works of fiction, including “Lowry’s masterpiece,” Under the Volcano (Los Angeles Times). Malcolm Lowry was an author who poured his soul into his prose, including his struggle with his own demons. Of his most famous work, Under the Volcano, Dawn Powell wrote: “You love the author for the pain of his overwhelming understanding.” In the New YorkHerald Tribune, Mark Schorer commented that few novels “convey so feelingly the agony of alienation, the infernal suffering of disintegration.” D. T. Max wrote in the New Yorker: “[Lowry’s] portrait of an unravelling drunk was unnervingly intimate.” Honored by the Modern Library as one of the one hundred best English language novels of the twentieth century, Under the Volcano is widely acknowledged as “Lowry’s masterpiece” (Los Angeles Times). In this novel and the other works of fiction gathered here, the reader follows Lowry as he confronts the abyss, but also shares in his eternal hope for transcendence. Ultramarine: Lowry’s debut novel, and the only book, other than Under the Volcano, published in his lifetime, is the coming-of-age story of Dana Hilliot, who escapes the bourgeois provincialism of his upper-class British upbringing by joining a crew of weathered, world-weary sailors on a freighter bound for South Asia. Part Moby-Dick, part A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ultramarin draws on Lowry’s own early experience on the sea. Hear Us O Lord from Heaven Thy Dwelling Place: Published posthumously, these seven stories and novellas include “Through the Panama,” in which a burned-out, alcoholic writer on a voyage from Vancouver to Europe tries to make sense of the literature that has kept him afloat, while the pulse of his life grows harder to distinguish, and “The Forest Path to Spring,” about a couple that has been through hell finding new life in the beauty and seclusion of a vast forest. “[These] stories and novellas afford glimpses of the whole toward which Lowry was striving.” —The New York Times Under the Volcano: Former British consul Geoffrey Firmin lives alone with his demons in the shadow of two active volcanoes in South Central Mexico. Drowning in alcoholism, Geoffrey makes one last effort to salvage his crumbling life when his estranged wife, Yvonne, arrives in town on the Day of the Dead, 1938. “One of the towering novels of [the twentieth] century.” —The New York Times October Ferry to Gabriola: Edited by Lowry’s widow and frequent collaborator, and released more than a decade after his untimely death, October Ferry to Gabriola is the story of a married couple striving for renewal, sanity, and transcendence in the deep seclusion of the British Columbian forest. “What awaits [the reader] is worth the effort: a species of ecstatic, lyrical prose that has all but gone out of existence.” —The New York Times

October Ferries to Gabriola

October Ferries to Gabriola Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charlotte Cameron
Editor: Fictive Press
ISBN: 192766358X
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A Play Based on the Life of Malcolm Lowry October Ferries to Gabriola is a play inspired by the life of the notorious British novelist, Malcolm Lowry, author of the 20th century masterpiece, Under the Volcano. Playwright Charlotte Cameron mixes fact and fiction, moving back and forth in time from 1946 to the present day, juxtaposing the lives of Lowry and his second wife, Margerie, with the plight of a contemporary couple. Both couples are dealing with similar troubles: alcoholism, tragedy and homelessness, hopelessness, guilt and angst. Both couples come to Gabriola Island, British Columbia, seeking refuge, a place to write and love, a place of redemption and hope, creativity and rebirth. In this provocative drama, Cameron raises a host of existential questions and explores our endless quest for a paradise on earth.

Translation and Paratexts

Translation and Paratexts Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kathryn Batchelor
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351110098
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As the 'thresholds' through which readers and viewers access texts, paratexts have already sparked important scholarship in literary theory, digital studies and media studies. Translation and Paratexts explores the relevance of paratexts for translation studies and provides a framework for further research. Writing in three parts, Kathryn Batchelor first offers a critical overview of recent scholarship, and in the second part introduces three original case studies to demonstrate the importance of paratextual theory. Batchelor interrogates English versions of Nietzsche, Chinese editions of Western translation theory, and examples of subtitled drama in the UK, before concluding with a final part outlining a theory of paratextuality for translation research, addressing questions of terminology and methodology. Translation and Paratexts is essential reading for students and researchers in translation studies, interpreting studies and literary translation.

The Wave

The Wave Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Reuel Marc Gerecht
Editor: Hoover Press
ISBN: 081791336X
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Middle East expert Reuel Marc Gerecht argues that the Middle East may actually be at the beginning of a momentous democratic wave whose convulsions could become the region's defining theme during Obama's presidency. He describes the powerful Middle Eastern democratic movements coming from both the left and right and argues that America must reassess democracy's supposed lack of a future in the region.

Making Meaning

Making Meaning Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David BORDWELL,David Bordwell
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674028538
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David Bordwell's new book is at once a history of film criticism, an analysis of how critics interpret film, and a proposal for an alternative program for film studies. It is an anatomy of film criticism meant to reset the agenda for film scholarship. As such Making Meaning should be a landmark book, a focus for debate from which future film study will evolve. Bordwell systematically maps different strategies for interpreting films and making meaning, illustrating his points with a vast array of examples from Western film criticism. Following an introductory chapter that sets out the terms and scope of the argument, Bordwell goes on to show how critical institutions constrain and contain the very practices they promote, and how the interpretation of texts has become a central preoccupation of the humanities. He gives lucid accounts of the development of film criticism in France, Britain, and the United States since World War II; analyzes this development through two important types of criticism, thematic-explicatory and symptomatic; and shows that both types, usually seen as antithetical, in fact have much in common. These diverse and even warring schools of criticism share conventional, rhetorical, and problem-solving techniques--a point that has broad-ranging implications for the way critics practice their art. The book concludes with a survey of the alternatives to criticism based on interpretation and, finally, with the proposal that a historical poetics of cinema offers the most fruitful framework for film analysis.

Contemporary Iranian Art

Contemporary Iranian Art Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Talinn Grigor
Editor: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780233094
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In the first comprehensive look at Iranian art and visual culture since the 1979 revolution, Talinn Grigor investigates the official art sponsored by the Islamic Republic, the culture of avant-garde art created in the studio and its display in galleries and museums, and the art of the Iranian diaspora within Western art scenes. Divided into three parts—street, studio, and exile—the book argues that these different areas of artistic production cannot be understood independently, revealing how this art offers a mirror of the sociopolitical turmoil that has marked Iran’s recent history. Exploring the world of galleries, museums, curators, and art critics, Grigor moves between subversive and daring art produced in private to propaganda art, martyrdom paraphernalia, and museum interiors. She examines the cross-pollination of kitsch and avant-garde, the art market, state censorship, the public-private domain, the political implications of art, and artistic identity in exile. Providing an astute analysis of the workings of artistic production in relation to the institutions of power in the Islamic Republic, this beautifully illustrated book is essential reading for anyone interested in Iranian history and contemporary art.