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The Little Prince

Author : Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,General Press

ISBN10 : 9387669661


Number of Pages : 136

Category : Juvenile Fiction

Viewed : 980


Book Summary: First published in 1943, The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry has been translated into more than 250 languages, becoming a global phenomenon. The Sahara desert is the scenery of Little Prince’s story. The narrator’s plane has crashed there and he has scarcely some food and water to survive. Trying to comprehend what caused the crash, the Little Prince appears. The serious blonde little boy asks to draw him a sheep. The narrator consents to the strange fellow’s request. They soon become friends and the Little Prince informs the pilot that he is from a small planet, the asteroid 325, talks to him about the baobabs, his planet volcanoes and the mysterious rose that grew on his planet. He also talks to him about their friendship and the lie that evoked his journey to other planets. Often puzzled by the grown-ups’ behavior, the little traveler becomes a total and eternal symbol of innocence and love, of responsibility and devotion. Through him we get to see how insightful children are and how grown-ups aren’t. Children use their heart to feel what’s really important, not the eyes. Heart-breaking, funny and thought-provoking, it is an enchanting and endlessly wise fable about the human condition and the power of imagination. A book about both childhood and adulthood, it can be read as a parable, a war story, a classic children's fairy-tale, and many more things besides: The Little Prince is a book for everyone; after all, all grown-ups were children once.

The Flowers of Evil

Author : Baudelaire C.

ISBN10 : 5521057153

Publisher : Рипол Классик

Number of Pages : 259

Category : Poetry

Viewed : 630


Book Summary: Шарль Бодлер – легендарный французский поэт XIX века, ярчайший представитель символизма и декаданса, чьи произведения оказали самое большое влияние на развитие европейской поэзии. "Цветы зла" – это один из самых известных сборников стихотворений Бодлева, в котором лирический герой безгранично печален и несчастен. Чёрные, тоскливые, торжественные и мрачные стихи прекрасны в своей ужасающей красоте. Они пугают, притягивают и отталкивают одновременно... Читайте зарубежную литературу в оригинале!

Many Voices of Lydia Davis

Author : Jonathan Evans

ISBN10 : 1474400183

Publisher : Edinburgh University Press

Number of Pages : 176

Category : Language Arts & Disciplines

Viewed : 403


Book Summary: The first in-depth analysis of Lydia Daviss translations and writingThe Many Voices of Lydia Davis shows how translation, rewriting and intertextuality are central to the work of Lydia Davis, a major American writer, translator and essayist. Winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2013, Davis writes innovative short stories that question the boundaries of the genre. She is also an important translator of French writers such as Maurice Blanchot, Michel Leiris, Marcel Proust and Gustave Flaubert. Translation and writing go hand-in-hand in Daviss work. Through a series of readings, this study investigates how Daviss translations and stories relate to each other, finding that they are inextricably interlinked. It explores how Davis uses translation - either as a compositional tool or a plot device - and other instances of rewriting in her stories, demonstrating that translation is central for understanding her prose. Understanding how Daviss work complicates divisions between translating and other forms of writing highlights the role of translation in literary production.Key FeaturesThe first monograph on this key contemporary writer that analyses texts from throughout her careerA series of analyses of Daviss major translations and how her work interacts with themA rethinking of the role of translation in literary production and the boundaries between translating and writing

Discourse on the Method

Author : Descartes, René

ISBN10 : 1773137980

Publisher : Aegitas

Number of Pages : 55

Category : Philosophy

Viewed : 1840


Book Summary: The Discourse on the Method is a philosophical and autobiographical treatise published by René Descartes in 1637. Its full name is Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting One's Reason and of Seeking Truth in the Sciences. The Discourse on The Method is best known as the source of the famous quotation "Je pense, donc je suis" ("I think, therefore I am"), which occurs in Part IV of the work.

The Book of Daniel

Author : E.L. Doctorow

ISBN10 : 0307762955

Publisher : Random House

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1754


Book Summary: The central figure of this novel is a young man whose parents were executed for conspiring to steal atomic secrets for Russia. His name is Daniel Isaacson, and as the story opens, his parents have been dead for many years. He has had a long time to adjust to their deaths. He has not adjusted. Out of the shambles of his childhood, he has constructed a new life—marriage to an adoring girl who gives him a son of his own, and a career in scholarship. It is a life that enrages him. In the silence of the library at Columbia University, where he is supposedly writing a Ph.D. dissertation, Daniel composes something quite different. It is a confession of his most intimate relationships—with his wife, his foster parents, and his kid sister Susan, whose own radicalism so reproaches him. It is a book of memories: riding a bus with his parents to the ill-fated Paul Robeson concert in Peekskill; watching the FBI take his father away; appearing with Susan at rallies protesting their parents’ innocence; visiting his mother and father in the Death House. It is a book of investigation: transcribing Daniel’s interviews with people who knew his parents, or who knew about them; and logging his strange researches and discoveries in the library stacks. It is a book of judgments of everyone involved in the case—lawyers, police, informers, friends, and the Isaacson family itself. It is a book rich in characters, from elderly grand- mothers of immigrant culture, to covert radicals of the McCarthy era, to hippie marchers on the Pen-tagon. It is a book that spans the quarter-century of American life since World War II. It is a book about the nature of Left politics in this country—its sacrificial rites, its peculiar cruelties, its humility, its bitterness. It is a book about some of the beautiful and terrible feelings of childhood. It is about the nature of guilt and innocence, and about the relations of people to nations. It is The Book of Daniel.

A Discourse Upon the Origin and the Foundation of the Inequality Among Mankind

Author : Jean-Jacques Rousseau

ISBN10 : 1605203696

Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.

Number of Pages : 64

Category : Philosophy

Viewed : 385


Book Summary: [F]rom the moment one man began to stand in need of another's assistance; from the moment it appeared an advantage for one man to possess the quantity of provisions requisite for two, all equality vanished; property started up; labour became necessary; and boundless forests became smiling fields, which it was found necessary to water with human sweat, and in which slavery and misery were soon seen to sprout out and grow with the fruits of the earth. -from "Second Part" Was man better off before he invented "civil society"? From where does social inequality spring? Did the development of agriculture and technology doom most of humanity to an everlasting enslavement to the tiny minority of the wealthy and the strong? This 1754 essay, written in response to concepts of the "natural man" developed by philosopher Thomas Hobbes, explores such ideas, radical at the time and still considered such today. Rousseau's thoughts continue to be echoed, however, in modern philosophical movements from feminism to environmentalism, and ensure that his examination of the history of human civilization, in its broadest sense, remains vital today. Swiss philosopher JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU (1712-1778) was a dramatic influence on the French revolution, 19th-century communism, the American Founding Fathers, and much modern political thought. His works include Discourse on the Arts and Sciences (1750), Discourse on Political Economy (1755), and The Social Contract, Or Principles of Political Right (1762).

Discipline and Punish

Author : Michel Foucault

ISBN10 : 0307819299

Publisher : Vintage

Number of Pages : 352

Category : Social Science

Viewed : 862


Book Summary: In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul.

The Count of Monte Cristo

Author : Alexandre Dumas

ISBN10 : 1429990139

Publisher : Tor Classics

Number of Pages : 608

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1053


Book Summary: For nineteen-year-old Edmond Dantes, life is sweet. Soon to be captain of his own sip, he is also about to be married to his true love, Mercedes. But suddenly everything turns sour. On the joyous day of his wedding he is arrested and--without a fair trial--condemned to solitary confinement in the miserable Chateau d'If! The charges? Faked! Edmond has been framed by a handful of powerful enemies. But why? While locked away, Edmond learns from another prisoner of a secret treasure hidden on the island of Monte Cristo. Edmond concocts a daring and audacious plan: escape and find the treasure! But it is years later--long after Edmond has transformed himself into the Count of Monte Cristo--that his plan for revenge begins to unfold. Disguised as the wealthy count, Edmond returns to his native land to find his enemies--and make them pay! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Swann's Way

Author : Marcel Proust

ISBN10 : 1681952491

Publisher : Xist Publishing

Number of Pages : 349

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1131


Book Summary: The Innocence of Childhood “The thirst for something other than what we bring something new, even if it is worse, some emotion, some sorrow; when our sensibility, which happiness has silenced like an idle harp, wants to resonate under some hand, even a rough one, and even if it might be broken by it.” - Marcel Proust, Swann's Way Swann’s Way is the first volume of the famous masterpiece In Search of Lost Time. Using the involuntary memory technique, Marcel Proust travels back in time to his childhood where the reader meets Charles Swann, a friend of the family. The memories fade and reappear again in Proust’s mind this time telling the sad love story between Swann and Odette, an intriguing woman with an unusual style. What more can the narrator remember? Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

The Necklace and Other Short Stories

Author : Maupassant Guy de

ISBN10 : 1681952092

Publisher : Xist Publishing

Number of Pages : 123

Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

Viewed : 1380


Book Summary: Opulence is sometimes deceiving“She removed the wraps from her shoulders before the glass, for a final view of herself in her glory. Suddenly she uttered a cry. Her necklace was not around...” - Guy de Maupassant, The Necklace Madame Mathilde Loisel is displeased: she cannot go to a fancy party because she doesn’t have anything to wear. Her husband tries to help her and gives her money to buy a new dress. She insists she also needs jewels so she borrows a diamond necklace from her friend, Madame Jeanne Forestier. After the party, Mathilde realizes that she lost the stunning necklace. ,This book has been professionally formatted for e-readers and contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it.


Author : Margaret Mallory

ISBN10 :


Number of Pages : 344

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1757


Book Summary: THE DOUGLAS LEGACY The Douglas sisters, beauties all, are valuable pawns in their family's bitter struggle to control the Scottish Crown. But when powerful enemies threaten, each Douglas lass will find she must face them alone. CAPTURED BY A LAIRD Haunted by his father's violent death, David Hume, the new laird of Wedderburn, sets out to make his name so feared that no one will dare harm his family again. The treacherous ally who played on his father's weakness is dead and beyond David's vengeance, but his castle and young widow are ripe for the taking. The moment David lays eyes on the dark-haired beauty defending her wee daughters, however, he knows this frail-looking lass is the one person who could bring him to his knees. Wed at thirteen to a man who tried daily to break her spirit, Lady Alison Douglas is looking forward to a long widowhood. But when the fearsome warrior known as the Beast of Wedderburn storms her gates, she finds herself, once again, forced to wed a stranger. Alison is only a pawn to serve his vengeance, so why does this dark warrior arouse such fiery passion and an unwelcome longing in her heart? With death and danger looming, these two wounded souls must learn to trust each other...for only love can save them.

Auf dem Weg zur Arbeit 4.0

Author : Jutta Rump,Silke Eilers

ISBN10 : 3662497468

Publisher : Springer-Verlag

Number of Pages : 329

Category : Business & Economics

Viewed : 1565


Book Summary: Arbeit 4.0 ist wohl derzeit eines der meist verwendeten Schlagworte, wenn es um die Zukunft der Arbeitswelt geht. Das vorliegende Buch geht der Frage nach, wie wir in Zukunft leben und arbeiten werden. Es zeigt dabei ein zentrales Spannungsfeld auf: Einerseits gilt es, in Bewegung zu bleiben, um mit den vielfältigen Trends und rasanten Veränderungen Schritt zu halten, doch gleichzeitig besteht die Notwendigkeit, dabei die Balance nicht zu verlieren. Dies stellt eine der größten Aufgaben unserer Zeit für Arbeitgeber ebenso wie für Beschäftigte dar. Anhand aktueller empirischer Studien, ganzheitlicher Konzepte und erfolgreicher Unternehmensbeispiele zeigen die Autorinnen und Autoren aus Wissenschaft und Praxis auf, dass der Weg zur Arbeit 4.0 herausfordernd, aber durchaus gestaltbar ist.