A modern selection of tales by way of one in all France’s best writers.
Revered via key literary figures together with as Balzac and Mérimée, Stendhal is better identified for his novels, yet his shorter works have been simply as robust. during this fresh translation, Susan Ashe brings his maximum Italian tales to the trendy reader, when staying precise to Stendhal’s sort and brilliance.
The assortment includes:
- The Abbess of Castro
- Vittoria Accordamboni
- The Cenci
- besides accompanying essays via Charles Dickens, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Stendhal himself.
Together, those tales show Stendhal’s love of Italy and admiration for the society’s honesty, sincerity, and principally, ardour. ‘Roman stories’ will reaffirm Stendhal as one of many nice French masters of the nineteenth Century.
By John Berger
The realization of the three-volume Into Their Labours follows Zsuzsa and Sucus, peasants dwelling within the international urban of Troy, who meet and embark on an odyssey of affection, desperation, ardour and survival amid the ruins of contemporary civilization.
In his ultimate years, Egyptian Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz distilled his storyteller's artwork to its such a lot crucial point. Written with the compression and tool of goals, those poetic vignettes, initially accumulated in books, The Dreams and Dreams of Departure, the following mixed in a single quantity for the 1st time.
These tales telescope epic stories into tersely haunting miniatures. a guy unearths his local has become a circus, yet his pleasure turns to anger while he can't break out it. An imprecise author eventually achieves fame-through the epitaph on his grave. a gaggle of buddies telling jokes in an alley face the murderous revenge of an historic Egyptian queen. Figures from Mahfouz's past-women he enjoyed, males who encouraged him, even fictional characters from his personal novels-float via stories dreamed via a brain too fertile ever to leisure, even in sleep.
Translated by means of Raymond Stock
A special physique of medieval literature, the Sagas rank with the world's maximum literary treasures--as epic as Homer, as deep in tragedy as Sophocles, as engagingly human as Shakespeare. Set round the flip of the final millennium, those tales depict with an astonishingly smooth realism the lives and deeds of the Norse women and men who first settled Iceland and in their descendants, who ventured extra west--to Greenland and, finally, the coast of North the USA itself.
The ten Sagas and 7 shorter stories during this quantity comprise the distinguished "Vinland Sagas," which recount Leif Eiriksson's pioneering voyage to the recent global and comprise the oldest descriptions of the North American continent.
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