Strindberg: A Life by Sue Prideaux

By Sue Prideaux

Novelist, satirist, poet, photographer, painter, alchemist, and hellraiser-August Strindberg was once a lot of these, and but he's largely identified, in Arthur Miller's phrases, as "the mad inventor of recent theater" who led playwriting out of the well mannered drawing room into the snakepit of mental battle. This biography, supported via broad new study, describes the eventful and intricate lifetime of one of many nice literary figures in global literature. Sue Prideaux organizes Strindberg's tale right into a gripping and hugely readable narrative that either illuminates his paintings and restores humor and humanity to a guy frequently shrugged off as too tough. top recognized for his play omit Julie, Strindberg wrote sixty different performs, 3 books of poetry, eighteen novels, and 9 autobiographies. much more than such a lot, Strindberg is a author whose lifestyles sheds beneficial mild on his paintings. Prideaux explores Strindberg's many art-life connections, revealing for the 1st time the originals who encouraged the characters of omit Julie and her servant Jean, the weird situations within which the play was once written, and the genuine suicide that encouraged the shattering finishing of the play. Recounting the playwright's trip throughout the "real" global in addition to the area of trust and concepts, Prideaux marks the centenary of Strindberg's demise in 1912 with a biography helpful of the guy who laid the root for Western drama during the 20th century or even into the twenty-first.

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Kafka: The Torment of Man by René Marill-Albérès, Pierre de Boisdeffre, Margaret C.

By René Marill-Albérès, Pierre de Boisdeffre, Margaret C. O'Riley, Wade Baskin

This is a research of Kafka's tragic imaginative and prescient of lifestyles, his profoundly annoying know-how of man's utter loneliness in a pitiless universe, and his artistry in effecting a wierd intimate fusion among symbolism and realism—between anguished poetic narration and the terrifying truth of an absurd and ambiguous atmosphere. The booklet discusses the historic atmosphere, the literary currents, and the non-public information affecting the advance of Kafka's genius: his isolation in a labyrinthine universe; his sufferings, affliction and loss of life; his effect and survival via his paintings. The primary suggestion of the booklet is summed up in a citation from Jean-Paul Sartre: "I don't have anything to assert approximately Kafka other than that he's one of many rarest and maximum writers of our time." The authors are experts in modern literature.

Translated from the French via Wade Baskin.

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The Life of Daniel Defoe: A Critical Biography by John Richetti

By John Richetti

The lifetime of Daniel Defoe examines the total diversity of Defoe’s writing within the context of what's recognized approximately his lifestyles and reviews. The e-book presents a remark on so much of his voluminous political, non secular, ethical, and financial journalism, in addition to on all of his narrative fictions. these kinds of works are positioned within the targeted historic situations of the eighteenth century within which Defoe used to be an immense and energetic player. The biography makes a speciality of Defoe’s lifestyles and brain because it seems in his writing, and emphasises his specific variety and rhetoric.

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Letters of Wallace Stevens by Wallace Stevens, Holly Stevens, Richard Howard

By Wallace Stevens, Holly Stevens, Richard Howard

Long unavailable, now in paperback for the 1st time, those are the intense, refined, illuminating letters of 1 of the nice poets of the 20 th century. Stevens's well-known criterion for poetry—"It may still supply pleasure"—informed his epistolary aesthetic to boot; those letters stimulate one's urge for food for poetry as they valorize the mind's eye and the senses. in addition they supply interesting glimpses of Stevens as relations guy, coverage government, gourmand, and friend.

FROM THE BOOK:"Next to the eagerness flower i admire fuchsias, and no kidding. . . . Down one of the Pennsylvania Germans there has been a race of younger males . . . who carved willow enthusiasts. those males may take a little bit willow stick a few foot lengthy, peel it and with not anything greater than a jackknife carve it into anything that seemed like a keepsake of Queen Anne's underwear. the difficulty that somebody took to invent fuchsias makes me ponder those willow lovers. but it is a depressing and dreary day this day and who am I to be frivolous below such circumstances."—from a letter to Wilson Taylor, August 20, 1947

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The Love Lives of the Artists: Five Stories of Creative by Daniel Bullen

By Daniel Bullen

As the oldest of associations, marriage turns out outmoded nowa days, while every one person is inspired to damage with culture with the intention to satisfy him- or herself. And so artists like Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo appear to be paving the way in which towards a courageous, new type of marriage, the place spouses will be allowed—even encouraged—to satisfy diverse features of themselves in outdoors relationships. Shared creativity, they believed, may go beyond their jealousies and compensate their sufferings: via artwork, they'd upward push above traditional marital constancy, and end up the next constancy to paintings and to themselves.

The Love Lives of the Artists tells the tales of Rainer Maria Rilke and Lou Andreas-Salomé, Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O'Keeffe, Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, Diego and Frida, and Henry Miller and Anaïs Nin—five who approached their relationships with an identical rebellious creativity as they practiced of their artwork. From their early creative improvement and their first stories in love, to their inventive marriages and their affairs—and then to their fights and reconciliations, addictions, frightened breakdowns and persisted creativity—The Love Lives of the Artists describes the promise and the cost of freedom and creativity in love.

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Arthur Conan Doyle: The Man Behind Sherlock Holmes by Andrew Norman

By Andrew Norman

Within the 12 months 1900, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was once on the peak of his luck as a physician, a sportsman, a author of historic novels, a champion of the oppressed and, so much particularly, the author of that honorable, courageous, and eminently good grasp detective, Sherlock Holmes. each new Holmes tale used to be greeted with nice anticipation and self assurance within the wisdom that, despite the fact that advanced the crime, the supremely clever and logical detective may remedy it. yet in 1916 Conan Doyle stunned his readers through pointing out that he believed in Spiritualism. And whilst, in 1922, he released a booklet during which he professed to think in fairies, his devotees have been quite non-plussed. How may possibly the guy who invented the ultra-rational Holmes declare to think in whatever as imprecise and unproven because the paranormal? Andrew Norman delves into either Doyle’s clinical files and his writings to solve the secret.

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iPod touch For Dummies by Tony Bove

By Tony Bove


The final newbie consultant to the iPod touch--completely up-to-date and in full-color!

The iPod contact combines 3 nice products--a widescreen iPod with contact controls, a transportable online game console, and a step forward net device--into one small and light-weight gadget. With this new version, bestselling writer Tony Bove walks you thru powering up your iPod contact, personalizing it, setting up a wireless connection, and synchronizing your facts. you are going to discover the right way to surf the internet, hire videos, purchase songs, ship and obtain e mail, get instructions, cost shares, arrange photographs, watch video clips, hold a calendar, and lots more and plenty extra. Plus, you will the best way to entry thousands of apps that assist you do much more along with your iPod touch.
Covers powering up your iPod contact, getting pleased with the contact controls, personalizing your iPod contact, and developing a wireless connection
Walks you thru the fundamentals of iTunes and the iTunes shop so that you can purchase, obtain, and play track and films; create playlists; and more
Demonstrates how you can synchronize your information, paintings with the calendar, set up and proportion pictures, browse the web, ship and obtain email, and get directions
bargains advice for utilizing fb, MySpace, and Twitter at the iPod touch
Explains easy methods to browse and obtain functions from the App Store
is helping you reset, replace, repair, and troubleshoot your iPod touch

iPod contact For Dummies, 2d version offers you with all of the up-to-date info you must get in contact along with your iPod contact this day!

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Joseph Anton by Salman Rushdie

By Salman Rushdie

On 14 February 1989, Valentine's Day, Salman Rushdie was once telephoned by way of a BBC journalist and advised that he were 'sentenced to death' via the Ayatollah Khomeini. For the 1st time he heard the notice fatwa. His crime? To have written a unique referred to as The Satanic Verses, which was once accused of being 'against Islam, the Prophet and the Quran'.

So starts the extreme tale of the way a author used to be compelled underground, relocating from residence to deal with, with the consistent presence of an armed police security crew. He was once requested to decide on an alias that the police may well name him via. He considered writers he enjoyed and mixtures in their names; then it got here to him: Conrad and Chekhov - Joseph Anton.

How do a author and his kin dwell with the specter of homicide for over 9 years? How does he cross on operating? How does he fall out and in of affection? How does depression form his recommendations and activities, how and why does he stumble, how does he discover ways to struggle again? during this outstanding memoir Rushdie tells that tale for the 1st time; the tale of 1 of the the most important battles, in our time, for freedom of speech. He talks in regards to the occasionally grim, occasionally comedian realities of dwelling with armed policemen, and of the shut bonds he shaped along with his protectors; of his fight for help and figuring out from governments, intelligence chiefs, publishers, reporters, and fellow writers; and of the way he regained his freedom.

It is a booklet of outstanding frankness and honesty, compelling, provocative, relocating, and of significant value. simply because what occurred to Salman Rushdie used to be the 1st act of a drama that continues to be unfolding someplace on this planet each day.

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