Complete Works

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1164

View: 8567


A compact volume offering all the bard's poems and plays with a comprehensive glossary and indices

California Dreaming

100 geniale Tage in San Diego

Author: David Fermer

Publisher: Oetinger Taschenbuch GmbH

ISBN: 3864180309

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 240

View: 6189


Keine Mädchen, keine Flirts, keine Gefahr. No way to love. Nach der Trennung von seiner Freundin fliegt der siebzehnjährige Valentin für drei Monate nach San Diego. In Südkalifornien, wo die Sonne immer scheint, hofft er, seinen Liebeskummer zu überwinden. Und eins will er garantiert nicht: sich wieder verlieben. Easy peasy lemon squeezy? Von wegen. Denn in San Diego lernt Valentin nicht nur die hübsche Trinity kennen, sondern wird auch noch in die verzwickte Liebesgeschichte seines Gastbruders Conor hineingezogen ... Die Story wird durch Video-Clips auf YouTube ergänzt!

A Short History of English Literature

Author: Harry Blamires

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415050782

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 484

View: 1387


Surveys the main periods, movements, figures, the achievements of British literature from Chaucer's time to the 1980s, emphasizing each writer's major work and the continuity of tradition within the genres

Thus Burst Hippocrene

Studies in the Olympian Imagination

Author: Laurence K. P. Wong

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527526151

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 440

View: 7781


Thus Burst Hippocrene: Studies in the Olympian Imagination is a collection of nine papers in comparative literature. Discussing the greatest Olympians in world literature, including Homer, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Dante, Shakespeare, Milton, Li Bo, Du Fu, and the Bible authors, it is both daring in conception and wide-ranging in scope. Freely drawing on the author’s knowledge of Classical Greek, Latin, Italian, French, German, Spanish, English, and Chinese as well as on his conversance with the literatures of these languages, the papers are truly comparative, making discoveries unique to the author’s characteristic multi-lingual, multi-cultural approach. In going through the book, the reader will be pleasantly surprised by its originality, by its amazing depth and breadth, and by the new light it sheds on topics that are of interest to scholars and students of comparative literature. Written in lucid language with no pretentious jargon, it will also appeal to the general reader who picks up a book simply for the joy of reading or for horizon-broadening without tears.

Where Theory and Practice Meet

Understanding Translation through Translation

Author: Laurence Wong

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443899127

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 655

View: 9805


Where Theory and Practice Meet is a collection of nineteen papers in translation studies. Unlike many similar books published in recent decades, which are mostly non-translation-oriented, veering to issues with little or no relevance to translation, this book focuses on the translation process, on theory formulation with reference to actual translation, on getting to grips with translation problems, and on explaining translation in language which can be understood by the general reader. Perceptive and wide-ranging, the book covers language pairs that include Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Latin, and Classical Greek, and discusses, among other things, translations of Dante’s La Divina Commedia; translations of Shakespeare’s Hamlet; Goethe’s “Prometheus” as a case of untranslatability; the challenge of translating Garcilaso de la Vega’s “Primera Égloga” into Chinese; John Minford’s translation of martial arts fiction; and Lin Shu’s translation of Alexandre Dumas’s La Dame aux camélias.

The Suragi Tree

Author: Prabhaker Acharya

Publisher: Mapin Publishing Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9788188204403

Category: Indic fiction (English)

Page: 452

View: 4466


Sudhakar Rao spends hours reading under a suragi tree in his father's home in a small village in Karnataka. As he grows, he moves away from this idyllic setting to the complexities of life in the temple town of Udupi, and then to the whirl of Mumbai. His huge family network strains and breaks as parents die and friends vanish. Sudhakar Rao becomes a professor of English literature, but memories of his Sanskrit stories and philosophy travel with him even as he travels far from home. His relationships with women, his growing sadness, his dying uncle who had given him so much love, leave him desolate. The Suragi Tree takes the reader through six decades as it traces a path leading from a village in rural Karnataka, through a small town, to the city of what was then Bombay, and then back again to where it all began.