Chronicle of the Narvaez Expedition (Penguin Classics) by Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca

By Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca

The New global tale of the Spanish explorer Cabeza de Vaca in his personal words

This riveting real tale is the 1st significant narrative detailing the exploration of North the United States through Spanish conquistadors (1528-1536). the writer, Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, was once a fortune-seeking Spanish nobleman and the treasurer of an excursion despatched to assert for Spain an unlimited zone of today's southern usa. In basic, hassle-free prose, Cabeza de Vaca chronicles the nine-year odyssey persevered by means of the boys after a shipwreck compelled them to make a westward trip walking from present-day Florida via Louisiana and Texas into California. In thirty-eight short chapters, Cabeza de Vaca describes the ratings of typical and human stumbling blocks they encountered as they made their approach throughout an unknown land. Cabeza de Vaca's gripping account deals a trove of ethnographic info, together with descriptions and interpretations of local cultures, making it a strong precursor to fashionable anthropology.

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Los Apuntes De Malte Laurids Brigge by Rainer Maria Rilke

By Rainer Maria Rilke

«El colorido y los angeles plasticidad de las descripciones, los angeles reproducción prolija y cuidadosa del trasfondo de l. a. época y los angeles asombrosa legibilidad son tres de los rasgos que distinguen este libro de un narrador tan sabio como sereno.» Marcel Reich-Ranicki

En 1902 Rainer Maria Rilke llegaba a París para conocer a Auguste Rodin, de quien acabaría siendo secretario durante un año. El disgusto y el sentimiento de desubicación que le produjo los angeles ciudad le inspiraron un proyecto de novela en primera personality que acabaría construyéndose alrededor de una identidad en peligro: un joven descendiente de un aristocrático linaje danés, pero pobre, atemorizado, sin familia ni amigos, que deambula por un París ruidoso y masificado, lleno de enfermos y mendigos que parece que le acosan y le ofrecen una visión de l. a. miseria de l. a. que se huye pero que finalmente hay que mirar de frente. Este personaje sería al fin el sujeto de un libro con un sentido de l. a. composición inédito en su día pero que hoy, más de un siglo después, relacionaríamos con los llamados «géneros fronterizos». Problematizando su condición de novela por su distanciamiento con el yo íntegro y satisfecho de los angeles tradición decimonónica, recreando los angeles falta de unidad de un cuaderno de notas −«como si se encontraran en un cajón una serie de papeles desordenados y, de momento, hubiera que conformarse con lo encontrado»−, mezclando recuerdos de infancia con evocaciones literarias e históricas −reyes locos, mujeres amantes y no amadas, hermanos en discordia, santos−, Los apuntes de Malte Laurids Brigge (1910) ha llegado a considerarse, según el poeta Hans Egon Holthusen, «una de las obras más rupturistas de l. a. literatura moderna». Esta nueva traducción de Juan de Sola recupera el poder y el misterio del lenguaje indagador de Rilke y transmite su sentido en l. a. actualidad.

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Typhoon and Other Stories by Joseph Conrad

By Joseph Conrad

In those 4 tales, written among 1900 and 1902, Joseph Conrad bid sluggish farewell to his adventurous existence at sea and commenced to confront the extra daunting complexities of lifestyles on land within the 20th century. In "Typhoon" Conrad finds, within the steadfast braveness of an undemonstrative captain and the creative readiness of his younger first mate, the diversities among intuition and intelligence in a partnership very important to human survival. "Falk", the spouse sea-story, contrasts, as Conrad as soon as positioned it, 'common sentimentalism with the frank viewpoint of a kind of primitive man', a guy with a sense of right and wrong, in spite of the fact that, in regards to the lady he wants. in a single of the 'land-stories' Conrad explores the utter isolation of an East eu emigrant in England; within the different, the plight of a girl sarcastically trapped by means of the unwitting alliance of 2 retired widowers - every one blind in his personal method.

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The Vampyre and Other Tales of the Macabre (Oxford World's by John Polidori

By John Polidori

Edited by way of Robert Morrison and Chris Baldick

John Polidori's vintage story "The Vampyre"(1819), was once a manufactured from an identical ghost-story pageant that produced Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. the current quantity selects 13 different stories of poser and the macabre, together with the works of James Hogg, J.S. LeFanu, Letitia Landon, Edward Bulwer, and William Carelton. The advent surveys the genesis and impression of "The Vampyre" and its principal subject matters and strategies, whereas the Appendices include fabric heavily linked to its composition and book, together with Lord Byron's prose fragment "Augustus Darvell."

About the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made to be had the broadest spectrum of literature from worldwide. each one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, delivering the main exact textual content plus a wealth of alternative useful positive aspects, together with professional introductions via best experts, voluminous notes to explain the textual content, updated bibliographies for extra learn, and lots more and plenty extra.

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The Harz Journey and Selected Prose by Ritchie Robertson, Heinrich Heine

By Ritchie Robertson, Heinrich Heine

A poet whose verse encouraged song via Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn and Brahms, Heinrich Heine (1797-1856) was once in his lifetime both well known for his dependent prose.

This assortment charts the improvement of that prose, starting with 3 meditative works from the shuttle photos, encouraged by way of Heine's trips as a tender guy to Lucca, Venice and the Harz Mountains. Exploring the advance of spirituality, the in a while the historical past of faith and Philosophy in Germany spans the earliest non secular ideals of the Germanic humans to the philosophy of Hegel, and warns with startling strength of the hazards of yielding to 'primeval Germanic paganism'.

Finally, the Memoirs reflect on Heine's Jewish history and describe his early youth. As wealthy in humour, satire, lyricism and anger as his maximum poems, jointly the items provide a desirable perception right into a very good and prophetic mind.

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In Consolation to his Wife by Plutarch

By Plutarch

From an intimate and relocating letter to his grieving spouse at the dying in their daughter, to dependent writings on morality, happiness and the avoidance of anger, Plutarch's strong phrases of comfort and concept nonetheless provide undying knowledge and advice today.
Throughout historical past, a few books have replaced the area. they've got remodeled the best way we see ourselves - and every different. they've got encouraged debate, dissent, warfare and revolution. they've got enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. they've got enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the good thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose principles shook civilization and helped make us who we're.

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The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei, Volume 5: by David Tod Roy

By David Tod Roy

This is often the 5th and ultimate quantity in David Roy's celebrated translation of 1 of the main recognized and critical novels in chinese language literature. The Plum within the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei is an nameless sixteenth-century paintings that specializes in the family lifetime of Hsi-men Ch'ing, a corrupt, upwardly cellular service provider in a provincial city, who keeps a harem of six better halves and concubines. the radical, recognized basically for its erotic realism, is additionally a landmark within the improvement of the narrative paintings form--not purely from a in particular chinese language viewpoint yet in a world-historical context.

Written through the moment 1/2 the 16th century and primary released in 1618, The Plum within the Golden Vase is famous for its strangely smooth method. With the prospective exception of the story of Genji (ca. 1010) and Don Quixote (1605, 1615), there is not any previous paintings of prose fiction of equivalent sophistication in global literature. even though its significance within the heritage of chinese language narrative has lengthy been famous, the technical virtuosity of the writer, that's extra resembling the Dickens of Bleak residence, the Joyce of Ulysses, or the Nabokov of Lolita than something in previous chinese language fiction, has now not but acquired sufficient acceptance. this can be in part simply because all the current ecu translations are both abridged or in keeping with an inferior recension of the textual content. this entire and annotated translation goals to faithfully signify and elucidate the entire rhetorical good points of the unique in its so much genuine shape and thereby permit the Western reader to understand this chinese language masterpiece at its real worthy.

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The Golden Lotus: Jin Ping Mei, Volume 2 by Robert E. Hegel, Lanling Xiaoxiaosheng, Clement Egerton, Shu

By Robert E. Hegel, Lanling Xiaoxiaosheng, Clement Egerton, Shu Qingchun

A saga of ruthless ambition, homicide, and lust, this vintage novel—admired in its personal time for its literary characteristics and biting indictment of the immorality and cruelty of its age—lays naked the rivalries inside a prosperous relatives whereas chronicling its upward thrust and fall.

This version encompasses a new advent by way of Robert Hegel of Washington collage, and includes the whole textual content as translated by means of Clement Egerton with the help of Shu Qingchun, who as Lao She turned some of the most favorite chinese language writers of the 20 th century.

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Odisea (Penguin Clásicos) by Homer

By Homer

Los mejores libros jamás escritos

El viaje de Ulises se ha convertido en un mito common y los angeles Odisea en una lectura para todos los tiempos

Tras una década de guerra, una ofensa al dios Poseidón ha alejado de su reino al astuto héroe otros diez años, condenado a navegar sin rumbo y a sufrir las más diversas vicisitudes. los angeles Odisea, que sucede a los angeles caída de Troya, sigue los pasos de Ulises -el nombre latino de Odiseo, que esta traducción adopta- y nos acerca al relato de su largo peregrinaje para volver al hogar, Ítaca. Los mitos que configuran esta gran epopeya, l. a. capacidad de Homero para retratar los angeles vida en el Mediterráneo a finales del 2000 a.C. y los angeles irrupción de un héroe deseoso de regresar a los angeles patria han dejado huella en los grandes autores de los angeles literatura -de Virgilio a Joyce- y han convertido l. a. Odisea en una pieza clave de l. a. cultura universal.

La presente edicióncuenta con un prólogo y l. a. magnífica versión en verso de Fernando Gutiérrez, así como una introducción y un aparato de notas elaborado por el traductor y periodista Joan Casas, y un epílogo escrito por el poeta, ensayista y traductor José Ángel Valente.

«Los mortales se atreven, ¡ay!, siempre a culpar a los dioses

porque dicen que todos sus men nosotros les damos,

y son ellos que, con sus locuras, se atraen infortunios

que el Destino jamás decretó.»

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Hojas de hierba by Walt Whitman

By Walt Whitman

«Camarada, esto no es un libro; quien toca esto toca a un hombre». Así outline Walt Whitman (1819-1892) una obra que construyó a lo largo de casi cuarenta años. Fruto de una época y de un lugar -la Norteamérica del siglo XIX-, este gran poema épico nace y crece con los angeles intención de definir al hombre y a los angeles nación americana frente al dominio cultural anglosajón. Su polémica ruptura, formal y conceptual, con el canon poético tradicional fue tal, que se cube que toda los angeles poesía norteamericana posterior es un continuo diálogo con Whitman; incluso buena parte de l. a. poesía occidental, desde el español García Lorca hasta el caribeño Walcott, bebe de esta fuente de inspiración. Este volumen ofrece por primera vez íntegra l. a. mítica Primera edición de 1855, y una selección de los mejores poemas que engrosaron las sucesivas ediciones.

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