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The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games Trilogy

| October 25, 2016 | admin | 0

Katniss Everdeen’s adventures can have come to an finish, yet her tale keeps to blaze within the hearts of thousands worldwide.

In The lady Who was once on Fire, 13 YA authors take you again to Panem with relocating, darkish, and humorous items on Katniss, the video games, Gale and Peeta, fact television, survival, and extra. From the trilogy's darker topics of violence and social keep watch over to model and weaponry, the collection's exploration of the starvation video games unearths precisely how wealthy, and the way perilous, protagonist Katniss’ global fairly is.

• How does the way in which the video games have an effect on the mind clarify Haymitch’s ingesting, Annie’s distraction, and Wiress’ speech problems?
• What does the uprising have in universal with the conflict on Terror?
• Why isn’t the reply to “Peeta or Gale?” as fascinating because the query itself?
• What may still Panem have realized from the fates of alternative hedonistic societies all through history—and what can we?

The lady Who used to be On Fire covers all 3 books within the starvation video games trilogy.

CONTRIBUTORS: Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Mary Borsellino, Sarah Rees Brennan, Terri Clark, Bree Despain, Adrienne Kress, Cara Lockwood, Elizabeth M. Rees, Carrie Ryan, Ned Vizzini, Lili Wilkinson, Blythe Woolston, Sarah Darer Littman

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Green Thoughts, Green Shades: Contemporary Poets on the Early Modern Lyric

| October 25, 2016 | admin | 0

By Jonathan F. S. Post

What a pride it really is to learn those astute essays through poets one admires approximately poets one has precious for years! The serious intelligence and full of life writing on each web page may still entice a large viewers. scholars of the Early sleek Lyric will locate a lot to refresh their realizing; the overall reader can be seduced -- and rewarded."--Chana Bloch, writer of Mrs. Dumpty and co-translator of The tune of Songs"This is a most excellent assortment, shrewdly conceived and brilliantly achieved, which might be learn by means of somebody who loves poetry. As a few of our such a lot complete modern poets ruminate at the poetry of the 17th century, in addition they light up the practices and probabilities of twenty-first century poetry."--Michael Schoenfeldt, writer of Bodies and Selves in Early sleek England"All poetry in English reaches again a technique or one other for its pith and beauty to the 16th and 17th centuries. there's continually, in each actual poem, a few seed or component to that interval, honey of lute track or devotional chew. i believe that is going for Frank O'Hara and Allen Ginsberg, for Elizabeth Bishop and Gwendolyn Brooks and Robert Lowell, for Wallace Stevens and William Carlos Williams and Marianne Moore, for Mark Strand and Frank Bidart and Louise Glck, for C. D. Wright and Michael Palmer, and for the younger poets in university and highschool. you could pay attention it and think it, via countless variations--and this is why this ebook is a brilliant idea."--Robert Pinsky, former Poet Laureate of the United States"I am overjoyed by means of Jonathan Post's assortment. there's no different assortment or anthology of this kind, or perhaps remotely comparable, on hand to scholars of poetry of the previous, or to readers of latest poets. Green concepts, eco-friendly colors is the liveliest choice of feedback i've got learn in a protracted time." - Richard Howard,

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Ant Farm: And Other Desperate Situations

| October 25, 2016 | admin | 0

By Simon Rich

In Ant Farm, former Harvard Lampoon president Simon wealthy reveals humor in a few very superb areas. Armed with a pointy eye for the absurd and an overpowering feel of doom, wealthy explores the ridiculousness of our daily lives. the area, he concludes, is a hopelessly terrifying place–with unending comedian potential.

–If your female friend can provide a few “love coupons” after which breaks up with you, are the coupons nonetheless valid?

–What form of functionality strain does an endangered male panda believe whilst his captors convey the final closing woman panda to his cage?

–If murderers can get into heaven through accepting Jesus, simply how awkward is it after they run into their victims?

Join Simon wealthy as he explores the extreme and hilarious desperation that is living in traditional existence, from cradle to grave.

"Hilarious." –Jon Stewart

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Essays and Letters. Friedrich Holderlin (Penguin Modern Classics)

| October 25, 2016 | admin | 0

One among Germany's maximum poets, Johann Christian Friedrich Holderlin (1770-1843) used to be additionally a prose author of excessive feeling, intelligence and conception. This new translation of chosen letters and essays strains the lifestyles and ideas of this striking author. Holderlin's letters to acquaintances and fellow writers reminiscent of Hegel, Schiller and Goethe describe his improvement as a poet, whereas these written to his relations converse with nice ardour of his ideals and aspirations, in addition to revealing cash concerns and, eventually, the tragic unravelling of his sanity. those works learn Holderlin's nice preoccupations - the solidarity of lifestyles, the connection among artwork and nature and, certainly, the spirit of the author.

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Touchstones: Essays on Literature, Art, and Politics

| October 25, 2016 | admin | 0

By Mario Vargas Llosa

One of Latin Am erica's such a lot garlanded novelists―and the recipient of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature―Mario Vargas Llosa is additionally an acute and wide-ranging cultural critic and an acerbic political commentator. Touchstones collects Vargas Llosa's superb readings of seminal twentieth-century novels, from Heart of Darkness to The Tin Drum; incisive essays on political and social thinkers; and modern items on Sep 11 and the fast aftermath of the struggle in Iraq.

Fantastically clever, encouraged, and awesome, Touchstones is a landmark choice of essays from one of many world's major writers and intellectuals.

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The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays

| October 25, 2016 | admin | 0

By Albert Camus, Justin O'Brien

Some of the most influential works of this century, it is a an important exposition of existentialist proposal. motivated by means of works akin to Don Juan and the novels of Kafka, those essays start with a meditation on suicide: the query of dwelling or now not dwelling in an absurd universe with out order or which means. With lyric eloquence, Camus posits a fashion out of melancholy, reaffirming the worth of private life, and the opportunity of existence lived with dignity and authenticity

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Yonder: Essays

| October 24, 2016 | admin | 0

By Siri Hustvedt

Publish yr note: First released may well fifteenth 1998 through Henry Holt and Co.
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Sparkling essays on quite a few subjects—literature, artwork, pop culture, autobiography—by a popular younger American novelist.

In her outstanding and bold novels The Blindfold and The appeal of Lily Dahl, Siri Hustvedt has received severe acclaim and a swiftly increasing foreign viewers. yet she is additionally a wide-ranging essayist and critic, usually reexamining in her interesting nonfiction the various significant leitmotifs of her fiction.

The six items in Yonder, Hustvedt's first e-book of essays, are all meditations at the complicated dating among paintings and the realm. They comprise a private essay on reminiscence and position, which investigates the photographs we preserve from our lives, the lives of others on the planet, and the lives of characters in books. In "Vermeer's Annunciation," Hustvedt provides a completely unique interpretation of the Vermeer portray lady with a Pearl Necklace. In "Ghosts on the Table," she examines the essence of nonetheless lifestyles as a style in portray from Cotan and Chardin to Philip Guston. different essays comprise a profound piece approximately Dickens, a reassessment of the good Gatsby, and a witty and provocative attack on modern pieties entitled "A Plea for Eros."

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The Essays (Penguin Classics)

| October 24, 2016 | admin | 0

By Francis Bacon

One of many significant political figures of his time, Sir Francis Bacon served within the court docket of Elizabeth I and finally turned Lord Chancellor below James I in 1617. A student, wit, legal professional and statesman, he wrote on politics, philosophy and technology, mentioning early in his occupation that 'I have taken all wisdom as my province'.

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Palm Sunday: An Autobiographical Collage

| October 24, 2016 | admin | 0

By Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Palm Sunday is a self-portrait by means of an American genius. Vonnegut writes with beguiling wit and poignant knowledge approximately his favourite comedians, nation tune, a lifeless buddy, a useless marriage, and diverse cockamamie elements of his all-too human trip via lifestyles. it's a paintings that resonates with Vonnegut’s singular voice: the magic sound of a born-story teller captivating us with fact.

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Essential Nawal El Saadawi, The (Zed Essential Feminists)

| October 24, 2016 | admin | 0

The writings of Nawal El Saadawi are necessary to somebody wishing to appreciate the modern Arab international. Her dissident voice has stayed as constant in its critique of neo.imperialist foreign politics because it has in its denunciation of women's oppression, either in her local Egypt and within the wider international. Saadawi is a determine of overseas value, and her paintings has a significant position in Arabic heritage and tradition of the final part century. that includes paintings by no means earlier than translated into English, the fundamental Nawal El Saadawi gathers jointly quite a lot of Saadawi's writing. From novellas and brief tales to essays on politics, tradition, faith and intercourse; from huge interviews to her paintings as a dramatist; from poetry to autobiography, this publication is key for an individual wishing to realize a feeling of the breadth of Saadawi's paintings.

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