The Penguin Book of Romantic Poetry

Author: Jonathan Wordsworth

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141905654

Category: Poetry

Page: 1056

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The Romanticism that emerged after the American and French revolutions of 1776 and 1789 represented a new flowering of the imagination and the spirit, and a celebration of the soul of humanity with its capacity for love. This extraordinary collection sets the acknowledged genius of poems such as Blake's 'Tyger', Coleridge's 'Khubla Khan' and Shelley's 'Ozymandias' alongside verse from less familiar figures and women poets such as Charlotte Smith and Mary Robinson. We also see familiar poets in an unaccustomed light, as Blake, Wordsworth and Shelley demonstrate their comic skills, while Coleridge, Keats and Clare explore the Gothic and surreal.
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Das Wesen der Dinge

Author: Titus Lucretius Carus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 256

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Tess

Roman

Author: Thomas Hardy

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423416351

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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Der große Schicksalsroman Durch Zufall erfährt die in ärmlichen Verhältnissen lebende Tess Durbeyfield, dass ihre Familie einem alten normannischen Adelsgeschlecht entstammt. Ihr Entschluss, vermeintliche Verwandte zu besuchen, hat fatale Folgen für die junge Frau: Sie trifft auf die zwei Männer, die den Gang ihres Schicksals unheilvoll lenken. Mit Tess sorgte Thomas Hardy 1891 für Aufsehen. Der Roman zählt zu den großen Klassikern der englischen Literatur. Diese Neuausgabe in attraktiver Sonderausstattung bietet die zeitgemäße Übersetzung von Helga Schulz.
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English Romantic Verse

Author: David Wright

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141913045

Category: Poetry

Page: 384

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English Romantic poetry from its beginnings and its flowering to the first signs of its decadence. Nearly all the famous piéces de résistance will be found here - 'Intimations of Immortality', 'The Ancient Mariner', 'The Tyger', excerpts from 'Don Juan' - as well as some less familiar poems. As far as possible the poets are arranged in chronological order, and their poems in order of composition, beginning with eighteenth-century precursors such as Gray, Cowper, Burns and Chatterton. Naturally most space has been given over to the major Romantics - Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Clare and Keats - although their successors, poets such as Beddoes and Poe, are included too, as well as early poems by Tennyson and Browning. In an excellent introduction David Wright discusses the Romantics as a historical phenomenon, and points out their central ideals and themes.
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milk and honey - milch und honig

Author: Rupi Kaur

Publisher: Lago

ISBN: 3957620880

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Überleben ist das große Thema von milk and honey - milch und honig. Die lyrischen und prosaischen Texte im Mega-Bestseller aus den USA drehen sich um die Erfahrungen, die Frauen mit Gewalt, Verlust, Missbrauch, Liebe und Feminismus gemacht haben. Jedes der vier Kapitel dient einem anderen Zweck, beschäftigt sich mit einem anderen Schmerz, heilt eine andere Wunde. milk and honey - milch und honig führt seine Leser durch die bittersten Momente im Leben einer Frau und gibt Trost. Denn Trost lässt sich überall finden, wenn man es nur zulässt.
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The Penguin book of Spanish verse

Author: John Michael Cohen

Publisher: ePenguin

ISBN: 9780140585704

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 596

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Poems in the original Spanish are accompanied by English translations and represent each period of Spanish literature
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The Penguin Book of Irish Poetry

Author: Patrick Crotty

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241387981

Category: Poetry

Page: 1120

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The Penguin Book of Irish Poetry features the work of the greatest Irish poets, from the monks of the ancient monasteries to the Nobel laureates W.B. Yeats and Seamus Heaney, from Jonathan Swift and Oliver Goldsmith to Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, along with a profusion of lyrics, love poems, satires, ballads and songs. Reflecting Ireland's complex past and lively present, this collection of Irish verse is an indispensable guide to the history, culture and romance of one of Europe's oldest civilizations. In his introduction to this new Penguin Classics edition, Patrick Crotty explores the traditions of poetry in Ireland, and relates the rich variety of the poems to the long and frequently troubled history of the island.
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Ferrareser Geschichten

Author: Giorgio Bassani

Publisher: Verlag Klaus Wagenbach

ISBN: 3803142164

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Mit den berühmten fünf Geschichten aus Ferrara setzt Bassani seiner Heimatstadt und ihren Bewohnern ein liebevolles Denkmal: Es ist das kleine Glück in einer bescheidenen Ehe oder das große, unerreichbare; es ist die tiefe menschliche Zuneigung, die auch unter widrigen Umständen gedeiht und das Versagen des Bürgertums in eben jenen Zeiten, die Bassani in seinem Buch präzise zeichnet, für das er den Premio Strega erhielt.
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John Keats

Selected Poems

Author: John Keats

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141922680

Category: Poetry

Page: 256

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Keats is one of the major figures in the second generation of Romantic Poets and was considered by Tennyson to be the greatest poet of the nineteenth century. The preoccupying themes of Keats' poetry are love, art, sorrow, the natural world and thenature of the imagination. However, his poetry is often also indirectly critical of conventional political, religious, and sexual beliefs. This collection contains pieces from different periods in his short life, from his earliest verse to his later unpublished poems. It also includes his best-loved works, such as The Eve of St Agnes, Lamia, and the Odes, and extracts from Endymion.
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The Penguin Book of the Sonnet

500 Years of a Classic Tradition in English

Author: Phillis Levin

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780140589290

Category: Poetry

Page: 448

View: 9186

Features more than six hundred sonnets from notable poets representing the Elizabethan, Romantic, and Victoria eras, as well as writers from the Harlem Renaissance and contemporary authors.
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Black Beauty

Author: Anna Sewell,Milada Krautmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783401504742

Category:

Page: 219

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The Penguin Book of Classical Indian Love Stories and Lyrics

Author: Ruskin Bond

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9351188140

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

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A compilation of love stories and poems from the classical literature and folklore of India Set in regions of great natural beauty where Kamadeva, the god of love, picks his victims with consummate ease, these stories and lyrics celebrate the myriad aspects of love. In addition to relatively well-known works like Kalidasa's Meghadutam and Prince Ilango Adigal's Shilappadikaram, the collection features lesser-known writers of ancient India like Damodaragupta (eighth century AD), whose 'Loves of Haralata and Dundarasena' is about a high-born man's doomed affair with a courtesan; Janna (twelfth century), whose Tale of the Glory-Bearer is extracted here for the story of a queen who betrays her handsome husband for a mahout, reputed to be the ugliest man in the kingdom; and the Sanskrit poets Amaru and Mayaru (seventh century), whose lyrics display an astonishing perspective on the tenderness, the fierce passion and the playful savagery of physical love. Also featured are charming stories of Hindu gods and goddesses in love, and nineteenth-century retellings of folk tales from different regions of the country like Kashmir, Punjab, Maharashtra and Rajasthan. Both passionate and sensuous in its content, this book is sure to appeal to the romantic in all of us.
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Die Gesichter

Roman

Author: Tom Rachman

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423434961

Category: Fiction

Page: 412

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Ein gefeierter Künstler, ein liebender Sohn, eine Suche nach dem eigenen Leuchten Mit einer einzigen beiläufigen Bemerkung wischt Bear Bavinsky (gefeierter Maler, zahlreiche Ex-Frauen, siebzehn Kinder) jede Hoffnung seines Lieblingssohnes Pinch beiseite, auch nur halb so viel Talent zu haben wie er. Desillusioniert zieht es Pinch raus in die Welt, in Kanada versucht er sich an einer Biografie über Bear, als Italienischlehrer in London hat er es fast geschafft zu vergessen, dass auch er einmal Großes vorhatte. Seine wahre Begabung findet er schließlich doch noch, und er schmiedet einen schier unmöglichen Plan, nicht nur sein eigenes Leuchten zu entfalten, sondern auch das Andenken seines Vaters zu retten. Kann man gleichzeitig ein gefeierter Künstler und ein liebender Vater sein? Muss ein Sohn seinen Eltern verzeihen, nur weil sie bedeutend sind? Tom Rachman hat einen elektrisierenden und immer wieder auch nachdenklich stimmenden Roman geschrieben über das Streben nach Anerkennung – im Leben und in der Kunst.
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Sex und die Zitadelle

Liebesleben in der sich wandelnden arabischen Welt

Author: Shereen El Feki

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446242929

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

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Dieses Buch wagt sich an ein Tabu: Fünf Jahre lang hat Shereen El Feki Frauen und Männer in den arabischen Ländern, vor allem in Ägypten, befragt, was sie über Sex denken und welche Rolle er in ihrem Leben spielt. El Feki schildert bewegende Schicksale, erläutert historische Hintergründe und liefert aufschlussreiche Daten. Anhand der verschiedenen Aspekte von Sexualität eröffnet sie völlig neue Einblicke in das Innenleben der sich wandelnden arabischen Welt. Sie betont, dass den Islam eigentlich eine positive Haltung zur Sexualität auszeichnet, vertritt aber zugleich die provokante These, dass ohne einen freieren, offeneren Umgang damit die politisch-soziale Entwicklung in den arabischen Gesellschaften weiterhin stagnieren wird.
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The New Penguin Book of Love Poetry

Author: Jon Stallworthy

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141010975

Category: Poetry

Page: 394

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There are almost as many definitions and different sorts of love as there are poets. Edited on the assumption that any poem which speaks of one human's desire for another is a qualifying factor, this rich and diverse anthology ranges through time and fashion to best represent 'man's changeless responses to the changeless changing seasons of his heart'.
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The Complete Poems

Author: John Keats

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141961007

Category: Poetry

Page: 752

View: 1957

Keats’s first volume of poems, published in 1817, demonstrated both his belief in the consummate power of poetry and his liberal views. While he was criticized by many for his politics, his immediate circle of friends and family immediately recognized his genius. In his short life he proved to be one of the greatest and most original thinkers of the second generation of Romantic poets, with such poems as ‘Ode to a Nightingale’, ‘On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer’ and ‘La Belle Dame sans Merci’. While his writing is illuminated by his exaltation of the imagination and abounds with sensuous descriptions of nature’s beauty, it also explores profound philosophical questions. John Barnard’s acclaimed volume contains all the poems known to have been written by Keats, arranged by date of composition. The texts are lightly modernized and are complemented by extensive notes, a comprehensive introduction, an index of classical names, selected extracts from Keats’s letters and a number of pieces not widely available, including his annotations to Milton’s Paradise Lost.
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The Penguin Book of Russian Poetry

Author: Robert Chandler,Irina Mashinski,Boris Dralyuk

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141972262

Category: Poetry

Page: 448

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An enchanting collection of the very best of Russian poetry, edited by acclaimed translator Robert Chandler together with poets Boris Dralyuk and Irina Mashinski. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, poetry's pre-eminence in Russia was unchallenged, with Pushkin and his contemporaries ushering in the 'Golden Age' of Russian literature. Prose briefly gained the high ground in the second half of the nineteenth century, but poetry again became dominant in the 'Silver Age' (the early twentieth century), when belief in reason and progress yielded once more to a more magical view of the world. During the Soviet era, poetry became a dangerous, subversive activity; nevertheless, poets such as Osip Mandelstam and Anna Akhmatova continued to defy the censors. This anthology traces Russian poetry from its Golden Age to the modern era, including work by several great poets - Georgy Ivanov and Varlam Shalamov among them - in captivating modern translations by Robert Chandler and others. The volume also includes a general introduction, chronology and individual introductions to each poet. Robert Chandler is an acclaimed poet and translator. His many translations from Russian include works by Aleksandr Pushkin, Nikolay Leskov, Vasily Grossman and Andrey Platonov, while his anthologies of Russian Short Stories from Pushkin to Buida and Russian Magic Tales are both published in Penguin Classics. Irina Mashinski is a bilingual poet and co-founder of the StoSvet literary project. Her most recent collection is 2013's Ophelia i masterok [Ophelia and the Trowel]. Boris Dralyuk is a Lecturer in Russian at the University of St Andrews and translator of many books from Russian, including, most recently, Isaac Babel's Red Cavalry (2014).
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Anthologies of British Poetry

Critical Perspectives from Literary and Cultural Studies

Author: Barbara Korte,Ralf Schneider,Stefanie Lethbridge

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042013018

Category: Poetry

Page: 347

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From Tottel's Miscellany (1557) to the last twentieth-century Oxford Book of English Verse (1999), anthologies have been a prime institution for the preservation and mediation of poetry. The importance of anthologies for creating and re-creating the canon of English poetry, for introducing 'new' programmes of poetry, as a record of changing poetic fashions, audience tastes and reading practices, or as a profitable literary commodity has often been asserted. Despite its impact, however, the poetry anthology in itself has attracted surprisingly little critical interest in Britain or elsewhere in the English-speaking world. This volume is the first publication to explore the largely unmapped field of poetry anthologies in Britain. Essays written from a wide range of perspectives in literary and cultural studies, and the point of view of poets, editors, publishers and cultural institutions, aim to do justice to the typological, functional and historical variety with which this form of publication has manifested itself - from early modern print culture to the postmodern age of the world wide web.
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