Selected Stories

Author: E. M. Forster

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440673832

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Although he is best known for his novels-several of which have been made into popular movies-E.M. Forster also published stories. This volume, which collects those stories published during Forster's lifetime, provides an opportunity for readers to discover these less familiar works. Rich in irony and alive with sharp observations on the surprises life holds, the stories often feature violent events, discomforting coincidences, and other disruptive happenings that throw the characters' perceptions and beliefs off balance. In their keen Introduction, David Leavitt and Mark Mitchell discuss Forster's place in both the short-story tradition and in the tradition of gay literature. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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A Passage to India

Author: Edward Morgan Forster,Pankaj Mishra

Publisher: Penguin Books Limited

ISBN: 9780141441160

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

View: 2946

What really happened to Miss Quested in the Marabar Caves? This tantalising question provides the intense drama of racial tension at the centre of Foster's last and greatest novel.
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Classic Penguin: Cover to Cover

Author: Paul Buckley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524704717

Category: Design

Page: 288

View: 7753

From Drop Caps to Deluxes, Penguin Creative Director Paul Buckley presents a visual overview of the innovative covers that have put Penguin Classics at the forefront of the book design world Winner of the 2016 AIGA + Design Observer 50 Books | 50 Covers competition Since the launch of Penguin Classics in 1946, innovative cover design has been one of its defining aspects. Today, Penguin Classics remains at the leading edge of the book-design world. In this curated tour featuring illuminating commentary by artists and writers, including Malika Favre, Mike Mignola, James Franco, Jessica Hische, Jillian Tamaki and many more, Penguin creative director Paul Buckley showcases more than a decade of stunning cover designs and the stories behind them. For lovers of classic literature, book design, and all things Penguin, Classic Penguin has you covered. Paul Buckley is creative director for Penguin Classics and oversees a large staff of exceptionally talented designers and art directors working on the jackets and covers of sixteen imprints within the Penguin Random House publishing group. Over the past two decades, his iconic design and singular art direction have been showcased on thousands of covers and jackets, winning him many awards and frequent invitations to speak in the United States and abroad. In 2010, he edited and introduced Penguin 75. Matt Vee is a designer and illustrator who attended School of Visual Arts and Pratt Institute. He has received two Gold Scholastic Art Awards and created logos for worldwide brands. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Slate, Print magazine, Paste magazine, and UnderConsideration’s Brand New. Audrey Niffenegger is a visual artist and writer. In addition to the bestselling novels The Time Traveler’s Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry, she is the author of three illustrated novels and the editor of Ghostly. Elda Rotor is vice president and publisher for Penguin Classics. She has created and edited several series, including Penguin Civic Classics, Penguin Threads, Couture Classics, Penguin Horror, and Penguin Drop Caps.
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Five Analogies for Fiction Writing

Author: Sam North

Publisher: Gylphi Limited

ISBN: 1780240066

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 2616

This book is aimed at writers seeking to move beyond the initial stages of writing to the completion of stories and novels. It includes 18 writing exercises suitable for all styles of writing and for all levels of experience.
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Give and Take

Why Helping Others Drives Our Success

Author: Adam Grant

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101622849

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 9151

A groundbreaking look at why our interactions with others hold the key to success, from the bestselling author of Originals For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But in today’s dramatically reconfigured world, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. In Give and Take, Adam Grant, an award-winning researcher and Wharton’s highest-rated professor, examines the surprising forces that shape why some people rise to the top of the success ladder while others sink to the bottom. Praised by social scientists, business theorists, and corporate leaders, Give and Take opens up an approach to work, interactions, and productivity that is nothing short of revolutionary. From the Hardcover edition.
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Creative Writing

A Workbook with Readings

Author: Linda Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317797027

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 664

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Creative Writing is a complete writing course that will jump-start your writing and guide you through your first steps towards publication. Suitable for use by students, tutors, writers’ groups or writers working alone, this book offers: a practical and inspiring section on the creative process, showing you how to stimulate your creativity and use your memory and experience in inventive ways in-depth coverage of the most popular forms of writing, in extended sections on fiction, poetry and life writing, including biography and autobiography, giving you practice in all three forms so that you might discover and develop your particular strengths a sensible, up-to-date guide to going public, to help you to edit your work to a professional standard and to identify and approach suitable publishers a distinctive collection of exciting exercises, spread throughout the workbook to spark your imagination and increase your technical flexibility and control a substantial array of illuminating readings, bringing together extracts from contemporary and classic writings in order to demonstrate a range of techniques that you can use or adapt in your own work. Creative Writing: A Workbook with Readings presents a unique opportunity to benefit from the advice and experience of a team of published authors who have also taught successful writing courses at a wide range of institutions, helping large numbers of new writers to develop their talents as well as their abilities to evaluate and polish their work to professional standards. These institutions include Lancaster University and the University of East Anglia, renowned as consistent producers of published writers.
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Reading Circles, Novels and Adult Reading Development

Author: Sam Duncan

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441173153

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Exploration of what a reading circle approach can offer adult emergent readers, and what adult literacy learners can tell us about novel reading.
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Die Maschine steht still

Author: E. M. Forster

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455814042

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

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In E. M. Forsters Dystopie leben die Menschen in einer unterirdischen, abgekapselten Welt mit allem Komfort: Das ganze Leben ist durch die Dienstleistungen der »Maschine« perfekt geregelt. Die Menschen haben kein Bedürfnis mehr nach persönlichen Begegnungen, man kommuniziert nur über die Maschine, die über allem wacht. Ihr Handbuch ist zu einer Art Bibel geworden, die Menschen sind gefangen in ihrer absoluten Abhängigkeit von der Technik, die sie nicht mehr kontrollieren können. Doch nach und nach geht das Wissen, das hinter der Maschine steckt, verloren und das System wird anfällig für Pannen ... E. M. Forsters visionäres Werk wirft Fragen auf, die von großer Aktualität sind: Wie kann der Mensch seine Selbstbestimmung wahren gegenüber Maschinen, die immer stärker unser Leben bestimmen?
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Schlaft gut, ihr fiesen Gedanken

Author: John Green

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446259171

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

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Die 16-jährige Aza Holmes hatte ganz sicher nicht vor, sich an der Suche nach dem verschwundenen Milliardär Russell Pickett zu beteiligen. Sie hat genug mit ihren eigenen Sorgen und Ängsten zu kämpfen, die ihre Gedankenwelt zwanghaft beherrschen. Doch als eine Hunderttausend-Dollar-Belohnung auf dem Spiel steht und ihre furchtlose beste Freundin Daisy es kaum erwarten kann, das Geheimnis um Pickett aufzuklären, macht Aza mit. Sie versucht Mut zu beweisen und überwindet durch Daisy nicht nur kleine Hindernisse, sondern auch große Gegensätze, die sie von anderen Menschen trennen. Für Aza wird es ein großes Abenteuer und eine Reise ins Zentrum ihrer Gedankenspirale, der sie zu entkommen versucht.
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Briefe an junge Autoren

Mit praktischen und philosophischen Ratschlägen

Author: Colum McCann

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644401799

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 192

View: 7387

Inspirierend, ermutigend, provokant: Ratschläge für Nachwuchsautoren Wie muss die erste Zeile eines Buches aussehen? Wie stellt man sich der leeren weißen Seite? Wie erschafft man Figuren? Colum McCann gibt angehenden Schriftstellern Anregungen für den Schreibprozess und praktische Tipps: wie man einen Agenten findet, wie viele Schreibpausen man einlegen sollte und wie man am besten mit Kritikern umgeht. Er notiert Überlegungen zur Einstellung, die zum Schreiben nötig ist, und geht auf die mentalen und philosophischen Herausforderungen ein, die jedem Autor irgendwann begegnen. So entsteht ein zugleich empathischer wie pragmatischer Ratgeber für Schreibbegeisterte.
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The Art of Fiction

Author: David Lodge

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099554240

Category: Fiction

Page: 239

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In this entertaining and enlightening collection David Lodge considers the art of fiction under a wide range of headings, drawing on writers as diverse as Henry James, Martin Amis, Jane Austen and James Joyce. Looking at ideas such as the Intrusive Author, Suspense, the Epistolary Novel, Magic Realism and Symbolism, and illustrating each topic with a passage taken from a classic or modern novel, David Lodge makes the richness and variety of British and American fiction accessible to the general reader. He provides essential reading for students, aspiring writers and anyone who wants to understand how fiction works.
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Maurice

Author: Edward Morgan Forster

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gay men

Page: 232

View: 8544

An astonishingly frank and deeply autobiographical account of homosexual relationships in an era when love between men was not only stigmatised, but also illegal, E.M. Forster's Maurice is edited by P.N. Furbank with an introduction by David Leavitt in Penguin Classics. Maurice Hall is a young man who grows up confident in his privileged status and well aware of his role in society. Modest and generally conformist, he nevertheless finds himself increasingly attracted to his own sex. Through Clive, whom he encounters at Cambridge, and through Alec, the gamekeeper on Clive's country estate, Maurice gradually experiences a profound emotional and sexual awakening. A tale of passion, bravery and defiance, this intensely personal novel was completed in 1914 but remained unpublished until after Forster's death in 1970. Compellingly honest and beautifully written, it offers a powerful condemnation of the repressive attitudes of British society, and is at once a moving love story and an intimate tale of one man's erotic and political self-discovery. In his introduction, David Leavitt explores the significance of the novel in relation to Forster's own life and as a founding work of modern gay literature. This edition reproduces the Abinger text of the novel, and includes new notes, a chronology and further reading. E. M. Forster (1879-1970) was a noted English author and critic and a member of the Bloomsbury group. His first novel, Where Angels Fear To Tread appeared in 1905. The Longest Journey appeared in 1907, followed by A Room With A View (1908), based partly on the material from extended holidays in Italy with his mother. Howards End (1910) was a story that centred on an English country house and dealt with the clash between two families, one interested in art and literature, the other only in business. Maurice was revised several times during his life, and finally published posthumously in 1971. If you enjoyed Maurice, you might like Forster's A Room With a View, also available in Penguin Classics.
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A Tale of Two Cities

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141974656

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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With an essay by George Woodcock. 'Liberty, equality, fraternity, or death; - the last, much the easiest to bestow, O Guillotine!' Described by Dickens as 'the best story I have written', A Tale of Two Cities interweaves thrilling historical drama with heartbreaking personal tragedy. It vividly depicts a revolutionary Paris running red with blood, and a London where the poor starve. In the midst of the chaos two men - an exiled French aristocrat and a dissolute English lawyer - are both redeemed and condemned by their love for the same woman, as the shadow of La Guillotine draws closer... The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.
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Sinnhafte Fiktion und Wahrheit

Untersuchungen zur ästhetischen und epistemologischen Problematik des Fiktionsbegriffs im Kontext europäischer Ideen- und englischer Literaturgeschichte

Author: Joachim Zelter

Publisher: Max Niemeyer Verlag

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 349

View: 6726

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Das verlorene Labyrinth

Author: Kate Mosse

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426417081

Category: Fiction

Page: 752

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Bei Ausgrabungen in einer Höhle des Languedoc entdeckt Alice Tanner zwei Skelette und eine labyrinthische Wandmalerei. Der Hauch des Bösen, den sie an dieser Stätte spürt, weckt dunkle Vorahnungen in ihr. Als sich die Polizei einschaltet, verstärkt sich Alices Gefühl, dass an dem rätselhaften Ort etwas geschehen ist, das im Verborgenen hätte bleiben sollen. Etwas, das weit in die Vergangenheit zurückreicht ... Achthundert Jahre zuvor erhält die junge Alaïs am selben Ort ein Buch mit fremdartigen Zeichen, deren schicksalhafte Bedeutung sie kennt. Sie weiß, dass sie das Geheimnis des Buches hüten muss – um jeden Preis. Verlust, Intrige, Gewalt und Leidenschaft prägen fortan das Leben beider Frauen. Und immer wieder werden ihrer beider Schicksale durch das Labyrinth auf geheimnisvolle Weise miteinander verknüpft ...
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Elizabeth wird vermisst

Roman

Author: Emma Healey

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3838753011

Category: Fiction

Page: 348

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EINE ANRÜHRENDE GESCHICHTE ÜBER VERLUST UND VERGESSEN - EMMA HEALEY TRIFFT MITTEN INS HERZ! Wie würden Sie sich fühlen, wenn Ihnen keiner mehr glaubt? Und Sie nicht mehr sicher sind, ob Sie sich selbst noch glauben können? Genauso ergeht es Maud, die an Alzheimer leidet und die ihre Freundin vermisst. In diesem faszinierenden Roman machen wir uns gemeinsam mit Maud auf die Suche nach der verschwundenen Elizabeth und erleben dabei hautnah, wie hilflos und verletzlich Maud sich selbst und ihrer Umwelt gegenübersteht. Mit überwältigender Intensität und Emotionalität schafft es die erst 28-jährige Autorin, eine völlig neue Sicht auf Alter und Alzheimer zu eröffnen.
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The Cambridge Introduction to the Novel

Author: Marina MacKay

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139493574

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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Beginning its life as the sensational entertainment of the eighteenth century, the novel has become the major literary genre of modern times. Drawing on hundreds of examples of famous novels from all over the world, Marina MacKay explores the essential aspects of the novel and its history: where novels came from and why we read them; how we think about their styles and techniques, their people, plots, places, and politics. Between the main chapters are longer readings of individual works, from Don Quixote to Midnight's Children. A glossary of key terms and a guide to further reading are included, making this an ideal accompaniment to introductory courses on the novel.
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A Room with a View

Author: Edward Morgan Forster,Hilary Maxwell-Hyslop

Publisher: Longman

ISBN: 9780582512641

Category: Fiction

Page: 102

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"Lucy Honeychurch is a young middle-class English girl. Her life is comfortable and she lives a protected existence. But her experiences on holiday in Italy show her a different side of life. She learns to look more closely at the people around her and discovers the power of her own heart." - Back cover.
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Das sechste Erwachen

Roman

Author: Mur Lafferty

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364122179X

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 6310

Durch die Schwärze des Universums gleitet ein einsames, aber dafür umso gewaltigeres Raumschiff – die Dormire. An Bord befinden sich 2000 Passagiere und sechs Besatzungsmitglieder. Stirbt ein Crewmitglied, wird es umgehend durch seinen eigenen Klon ersetzt. Doch dann erwacht der Klon von Maria Arena vorzeitig und über und über mit Blut befleckt. Marias Erinnerungen wurden gelöscht, sie weiß nur noch, dass sie getötet wurde – ebenso wie der Rest der Crew. Schnell ist den Klonen klar, dass sich an Bord der Dormire ein Mörder aufhält, und wenn sie ihn nicht schnell finden, wird er wieder zuschlagen ...
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