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The Land at the End of the World
A Portuguese medic, returning to Lisbon after a tour of duty in Angola, is haunted by the memories of war and feels completely detached from the ordered world of his privileged youth.
All the Sad Young Literary Men
Struggling to focus on his graduate work while overcoming a broken heart, Mark repeatedly takes advantage of the library computer's access to free porn, while Sam endeavors to pen a Zionist epic in spite of his limited understanding of Judaism, and Seth pursues a relationship with a selfless woman who reminds him of his painful past. 25,000 first printing.
Maurice Scève (c.1500-c.1564) was a French poet and a key French Renaissance literary figure. Originally published in 1966, this edition of Scève's 1544 poetic cycle Délie, objet de plus haulte vertu was prepared specifically for English-speaking students. The poems are presented in French, with an extensive introduction and detailed textual notes in English. Textual analysis focuses more on 'the mechanism of the individual poem, so that sources and contemporary habits of rhetoric are considered in the first place as elements of the poetic effect'. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in French poetry and Renaissance literature.
Looking for The Stranger
The Stranger is a rite of passage for readers around the world. Since its publication in France in 1942, Camus’s novel has been translated into sixty languages and sold more than six million copies. It’s the rare novel that’s as at likely to be found in a teen’s backpack as in a graduate philosophy seminar. If the twentieth century produced a novel that could be called ubiquitous, The Stranger is it. How did a young man in his twenties who had never written a novel turn out a masterpiece that still grips readers more than seventy years later? With Looking for “The Stranger”, Alice Kaplan tells that story. In the process, she reveals Camus’s achievement to have been even more impressive—and more unlikely—than even his most devoted readers knew. Born in poverty in colonial Algeria, Camus started out as a journalist covering the criminal courts. The murder trials he attended, Kaplan shows, would be a major influence on the development and themes of The Stranger. She follows Camus to France, and, making deft use of his diaries and letters, re-creates his lonely struggle with the novel in Montmartre, where he finally hit upon the unforgettable first-person voice that enabled him to break through and complete The Stranger. Even then, the book’s publication was far from certain. France was straining under German occupation, Camus’s closest mentor was unsure of the book’s merit, and Camus himself was suffering from near-fatal tuberculosis. Yet the book did appear, thanks in part to a resourceful publisher, Gaston Gallimard, who was undeterred by paper shortages and Nazi censorship. The initial critical reception of The Stranger was mixed, and it wasn’t until after liberation that The Stranger began its meteoric rise. As France and the rest of the world began to move out of the shadow of war, Kaplan shows, Camus’s book— with the help of an aggressive marketing campaign by Knopf for their 1946 publication of the first English translation—became a critical and commercial success, and Camus found himself one of the most famous writers in the world. Suddenly, his seemingly modest tale of alienation was being seen for what it really was: a powerful parable of the absurd, an existentialist masterpiece. Few books inspire devotion and excitement the way The Stranger does. And it couldn’t have a better biographer than Alice Kaplan, whose books about twentieth-century French culture and history have won her legions of fans. No reader of Camus will want to miss this brilliant exploration.
Feodor Rojankovsky: a biography & catalogue raisonne The first and only book on the career and illustration art of Feodor Rojankovsky (1891-1970), the prolific Russian-American children's artist and one of the most interesting personalities among modern children's illustrators. The full view of his work reflects the sweep of his adventurous and cosmopolitan life. The book brings to light little-known aspects of the artist's life, career, and work and should serve as the standard international reference work and collector's guide for this popular illustrator. More than half of his books were illustrated after 1941, when in mid-career Rojankovsky emigrated to the United States from France and made the picture books for which Americans know him best. In 1956, Rojankovsky was winner of the prestigious Caldecott Medal for illustrating John Langstaff's (Harcourt Brace, 1955), a book still in print. The artist's early reputation as a children's illustrator was made in France in the 1930s, where today he is as well known and celebrated as in the United States. In addition to mainly children's-book illustrations, Feodor Rojankovsky throughout his long career steadily produced for grown-ups graphic art of nearly every kind, which was published in Europe and the United States: magazine covers and drawings, books, book covers and jackets, catalog covers and brochures, picture calendars, magazine advertisements, travel and event posters, scenic postcards and Christmas greeting cards. Part I is a biography of the artist's life. The remainder of the book is a catalogue raisonne of his published work?-Part II, the children's illustrations, and Part III, the various graphic art for adults. The hardcover book is not illustrated. An e-book with 56 illustrations is available at a nominal price. Irving and Polly Allen had careers as professors at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, and developed extensive interests in emigre Russian graphic art and in the history of modern culture and art. Irving Allen is the author of award-winning trade books on the social history of American popular speech. Tatiana Rojankovsky Koly is the artist's daughter.