Download The Divine Invasion (Vintage) by Philip K. Dick PDF

By Philip K. Dick

N The Divine Invasion, Philip okay. Dick asks: What if God--or a being referred to as Yah--were alive and in exile on a far off planet? How may perhaps a moment coming be triumphant opposed to the excessive expertise and finely tuned rationalized evil of the trendy police nation? The Divine Invasion "blends Judaism, Kabalah, Zoroastrianism, and Christianity right into a attention-grabbing myth of human life" (West Coast Revew of Books).

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Download The Dramatic Imagination of Robert Browning: A Literary Life by Richard S. Kennedy;Donald S. Hair PDF

By Richard S. Kennedy;Donald S. Hair

 

The Dramatic mind's eye of Robert Browning bargains an available and authoritative advisor to the necessities of Robert Browning’s lifestyles and poetry. Drawing from his own letters and from the diaries and memoirs of his contemporaries, this literary biography offers a wealth of data concerning the major occasions of his lifestyles, together with the social, political, spiritual, and aesthetic concerns that involved him; it deals severe remark defining the valuable features of his poetry; and it tracks the adjustments in his attractiveness via modern experiences and the expansion of the Browning societies.
            An English poet who used to be deeply aware of eu tradition and affairs, Robert Browning has occasionally been brushed off through sleek readers for his obscurity or roughness of language. Now individual students of Browning’s paintings hint the arc of his improvement as an artist and philosopher from his earliest poems to the final in his lengthy and remarkably effective career.
            The authors illustrate how Browning moved from describing “incidents within the improvement of a soul,” to constructing his reader’s soul as collaborator within the inventive procedure, to the improvement of his personal soul within the making of poetry. via a clean studying of not just his poetry but in addition the letters of either Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, they've got garnered information that situate the 2 in ancient context, offer a vibrant feel of Robert’s character, and likewise right biases opposed to Elizabeth’s effect. Their severe remark makes a speciality of the poet’s dramatic mind's eye and argues that his wide physique of labor after The Ring and the Book—often disregarded as evidencing a decline in his poetic powers—represented new instructions in his poetry marked through artistic discussion, verbal puzzles, and virtuoso rhyming.
             Written to entice either common readers and students, the e-book will let somebody to learn Browning’s poems with an organization feel of the topics and practices which are principal to his texts, in addition to a data in their context within the poet’s existence and concept. The Dramatic mind's eye of Robert Browning invitations readers of a novel physique of poetry to accomplish a brand new figuring out of Browning’s paintings and a better appreciation of his life.

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Download Seeing by José Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa PDF

By José Saramago, Margaret Jull Costa

On election day within the capital, it's raining so tough that not anyone has afflicted to come back out to vote. The politicians are growing to be jittery. should still they reschedule the elections for an additional day? round 3 o’clock, the rain eventually stops. speedily at 4, citizens rush to the polling stations, as though they'd been ordered to seem.

But whilst the ballots are counted, greater than 70 percentage are clean. The voters are rebellious. A kingdom of emergency is asserted. yet are the experts appearing too precipitously? or perhaps blindly? The note conjures up poor stories of the plague of blindness that hit the town 4 years earlier than, and of the single lady who saved her sight. may possibly she be at the back of the clean ballots? A police superintendent is wear the case.

What starts as a satire on governments and the occasionally doubtful efficacy of the democratic procedure becomes anything way more sinister. a unique novel from the writer of Blindness.

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Download The cry of the dove by Fadia Faqir PDF

By Fadia Faqir

“Exquisitely woven.”—Leila AboulelaTimely and lyrical,The Cry of the Doveis the tale of 1 younger lady and an evocative portrait of forbidden love and violated honor in a tradition whose reverberations are felt profoundly in our global this day. Salma has devoted a criminal offense punishable through dying in her Bedouin tribe of Hima, Levant: she had intercourse out of wedlock and have become pregnant. regardless of the insult it can devote opposed to her humans, Salma has the kid and unexpectedly reveals herself a fugitive at the run from these trying to repair their honor. Salma is rushed into protecting custody the place her infant is ripped from her hands, and the place she sits by myself for years earlier than being ushered to safeguard in England. clear of her Bedouin village, Salma is an asylum-seeker attempting to soften into the group, stressed to reconsider her lifestyle. She learns English customs from her landlady and befriends a Pakistani woman who's additionally at the run, with whose aid Salma ultimately forges a brand new id. yet simply as issues settle, the necessity to go back for her misplaced daughter overwhelms her, and one fateful day, Salma hazards every little thing to return and locate her.

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Download 'Like Parchment in the Fire': Literature and Radicalism in by Prasanta Chakravarty PDF

By Prasanta Chakravarty

Prasanta Chakravarty appraises the very nature of what constitutes liberalism, either conceptually and traditionally, by means of learning early smooth English sectarian literature and actions. Competing claims of balance or radicalism have been being made in seventeenth-century England by means of preachers, political thinkers and the layperson. accordingly, within the literary and political writings of the interval, there's usually a skinny line that separates the unconventional from the reactionary. This e-book examines the literary, non secular and political elements of the novel hobbies and sects - the Republicans, the Levellers, the Diggers and the Ranters - and examines their claims of radicalism in the framework of liberalism. that includes a bankruptcy on John Milton, the booklet additionally addresses the criminal difficulties that engaged the early sleek radical reformers, the difficulty of radical faith as a negotiating instrument and the boundaries of radical liberal idea. One striking function of the booklet is its review of political literature from an intensive liberal standpoint - this sort of factor has no longer but been tried in post-revisionist early sleek scholarship. Prasanta Chakravarty's paintings significantly broadens the scope of what constitutes seventeenth-century British Literature, making it a must-read for college students of literature.

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