Download E-books The Bridge of Beyond (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

By Simone Schwarz-Bart

This is often an intoxicating story of affection and sweetness, moms and daughters, religious values and the bleak legacy of slavery at the French Antillean island of Guadeloupe. right here long-suffering Telumee tells her existence tale and tells us concerning the proud line of Lougandor girls she maintains to attract energy from. Time flows inconsistently through the lengthy scorching blue days because the insanity of the island swirls round the villages, and Telumee, raised within the take care of of extensive skirts, needs to find out how to navigate the adversities of a peasant group, the ecstasies of affection, and family realities whereas arriving at her personal valuable happiness. within the phrases of Toussine, the clever, delicate grandmother who increases her, “Behind one ache there's one other. Sorrow is a wave perpetually. however the horse mustn’t trip you, you need to journey it.”

A masterpiece of Caribbean literature, The Bridge of Beyond relates the triumph of a beneficiant and hopeful spirit, whereas delivering a gorgeously lush, innovative depiction of the plant life, panorama, and customs of Gua­deloupe. Simone Schwarz-Bart’s incantatory prose, interwoven with Creole proverbs and lore, appears to be like the following in a awesome translation through Barbara Bray.

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Download E-books Darkness Becomes Her (Gods & Monsters) PDF

By Kelly Keaton

A darkish and plush paranormal romance set in a richly reimagined New Orleans—now in paperback!

Ari can’t aid feeling misplaced and by myself. With teal eyes and freakish silver hair that can’t be replaced or destroyed, Ari has continuously stood out. And after growing to be up in foster care, she longs for a few realizing of the place she got here from and who she is.

Her look for solutions uncovers a message from her lengthy useless mom: Run. Ari can experience that somebody, or whatever, is getting nearer than they need to. yet it’s most unlikely to guard herself while she doesn’t comprehend what she’s working from or why she is being pursued.

She is aware just one factor: she needs to go back to her birthplace of latest 2, the luxurious rebuilt urban of latest Orleans. Upon arriving, she discovers that New 2 is very...different. right here, Ari is outwardly general. yet each creature she encounters, regardless of how lethal or frightening, is terrified of her.

Ari won’t cease till she understands why. yet a few truths are too haunting, too terrifying, to ever be printed.

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Download E-books The Demigod Files (A Percy Jackson and the Olympians Guide) PDF

By Rick Riordan

How do you deal with an stumble upon with Medusa at the New Jersey interstate? what is the most sensible option to take down a minotaur? develop into a professional on every little thing in Percy's international with this must-have advisor to the Percy Jackson and the Olympians sequence. entire with interviews, puzzles, video games, and unique brief tales by means of Rick Riordan.

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Download E-books How Philosophers Saved Myths: Allegorical Interpretation and Classical Mythology PDF

By Luc Brisson

In this concise yet wide-ranging research, Luc Brisson describes how the myths of Greece and Rome have been transmitted from antiquity to the Renaissance. He argues that philosophy used to be accountable for saving fable from historic annihilation. even though philosophy was once at the start serious of fantasy, mythology was once gradually reincorporated into philosophy via allegory. Brisson finds how philosophers hired allegory and the way it enabled fantasy to tackle a couple of assorted interpretive platforms during the centuries: ethical, actual, mental, political, or even metaphysical.
             “This fabulous booklet confirms Brisson’s prestige as one of many significant experts within the box of classical antiquity. total, and with this wonderful translation, the ebook is invaluable.”—Choice
            “A compressed review with moments of significant perception. . . . Its strengths lie within the info Brisson is ready to paintings into this short treatment.”—Peter Struck, Journal of Religion

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Download E-books The Firebrand PDF

By Marion Zimmer Bradley

Mixing archaeological truth and legend, the myths of the gods and the feats of heroes, Marion Zimmer Bradley breathes new lifestyles into the vintage story of the Trojan War-reinventing larger-than-life figures as residing humans engaged in a determined fight that dooms either the victors and the vanquished, their destiny visible throughout the eyes of Kassandra-priestess, princess, and passionate lady with the spirit of a warrior.

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Download E-books The Voyage of the Argo The Argonautica of Gaius Valerius Flaccus PDF

By Gaius Valerius Flaccus

The tale of Jason and the Argonauts and their quest for the Golden Fleece is likely one of the oldest and so much widespread stories in classical literature. Apollonius of Rhodes wrote the best-known model, in Greek, within the 3rd century B.C.E. The Latin poet Gaius Valerius Flaccus started his personal interpretation of the tale within the first century of the Christian period, yet he died sooner than finishing it.

With The Voyage of the "Argo," the acclaimed poet and translator David Slavitt recovers for contemporary readers the single surviving paintings of this little-known author. the result's a fascinating rendition of Jason's adventures, of specific curiosity when put next to the Greek model of the tale. whereas Apollonius' story bargains a refined mental research of Medea, Valerius Flaccus' fulfillment is to provide Jason as a extra whole and compelling heroic determine. Slavitt, for one, loved the rediscovery immensely―and he invitations his readers to do the same.

"I am content material to enable my rendition into English converse for Valerius, yet for these whom I think status in an aisle of a library or book shop, attempting to make a decision, i will be able to provide a few reassurance. This piece is playful, unpredictable, oddly contrarian, occasionally virtually mannerist. Valerius' description in booklet eight of Medea's placing the serpent to sleep so Jason can filch the fleece contains a gesture no different Latin poet i do know could have suggestion to try―a short second in Medea's head while she permits herself to think sorry for the snake... it really is this sort of droll shock that drew me to adopt the interpretation of a piece that's not, I freely confess, good known."―David Slavitt

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Download E-books Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles PDF

By Jeanette Winterson

With wit and verve, the prize-winning writer of Sexing the Cherry and Oranges usually are not the single Fruit brings the legendary determine of Atlas into the gap age and units him unfastened ultimately. In her retelling of the tale of a god tricked into conserving the realm on his shoulders and his short reprieve, she units tricky questions about the character of selection and coercion, how we decide our personal future and whilst can unencumber ourselves from our seeming destiny. eventually in paperback, Weight is a bold, seductive addition to Canongate’s formidable sequence of myths via the world’s such a lot acclaimed authors.

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Download E-books Le mythe et l'homme PDF

By Roger Caillois

"C'est en effet dans le mythe que l'on saisit le mieux, à vif, l. a. collusion des postulations les plus secrètes, les plus virulentes du psychisme individuel et des pressions les plus impératives et les plus troublantes de l'existence sociale. Il n'en faut pas plus pour lui accorder une state of affairs éminente et pour inciter à ordonner par rapport à lui quelques-uns de ces problèmes essentiels qui touchent à l. a. fois au monde de l. a. connaissance et à celui de l'action."

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