Winesburg Ohio

Author: Sherwood Anderson
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0486282694
Release Date: 1995-01-17
Genre: Fiction

In a deeply moving collection of interrelated stories, this 1919 American classic illuminates the loneliness and frustrations — spiritual, emotional and artistic — of life in a small town.

Winesburg Ohio

Author: Sherwood Anderson
Publisher: Manesse Verlag
ISBN: 9783641080747
Release Date: 2012-02-06
Genre: Fiction

Klassiker der US-Moderne Mit «Winesburg, Ohio» revolutionierte Sherwood Anderson die moderne amerikanische Short Story. Lakonischer war das Leben seiner Landsleute nie erzählt worden. In der vorliegenden Neuübersetzung, der ersten seit über 50 Jahren, lässt sich dieser wegweisende US-Klassiker nun endlich wiederentdecken. Wing Biddlebaum verlor durch ein fatales Missverständnis seine Stelle als Lehrer und mit ihr seine Seelenruhe. Alice Hindman wartet auch elf Jahre nach deren Verschwinden noch verzweifelt auf die Rückkehr ihrer Jugendliebe. Der Arzt Mr Reefy schreibt seit dem Tod seiner Frau Gedankensplitter auf kleine Zettel – und wirft sie weg. Selbst die Existenz des jungen Lokalreporters George Willard, der neugierig all diese Schicksale sammelt, ist nicht frei von tragischen Verstrickungen. Schrullige, einsame Charaktere bevölkern das Städtchen Winesburg in Ohio, einen Ort auf der literarischen Landkarte, dem Autoren bis heute ihre Reverenz erweisen.

The Egg and Other Stories

Author: Sherwood Anderson
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486157139
Release Date: 2013-01-23
Genre: Fiction

Published two years after the 1919 masterpiece Winesburg, Ohio, this collection of short stories explores intriguing psychological depths, redolent with personal epiphanies, erotic undercurrents, and bursts of passion among seemingly repressed, inarticulate Midwesterners.

Friendship

Author: Herb Galewitz
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486408922
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Literary Collections

Over 400 timeless observations, including "A true friend is one soul in two bodies" (Aristotle), "Friendship is like money, easier made than kept," (Samuel Butler), many more. Great browsing, reference book.

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Author: Harriet A. Jacobs
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 9781605209326
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Literary Collections

"Slavery is terrible for men, but it is far more terrible for women," Harriet Jacobs states plainly in this riveting account of her life as a slave, and then sets out to recount, in chilling detail, the particular horrors for women caught in that terrible snare. Published in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent, Incidents was the first account of slavery to explore the sexual abuse female slaves endured... in Jacobs' case, a catalog of harassment she suffered while working in the home of a doctor known to have sold children he'd fathered with slave women. Long believed to have been written by a white author as a fictional novel, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl rings with a ghastly truth that still has the power to haunt modern readers.

Selected Poems

Author: John Dryden
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486153926
Release Date: 2013-03-05
Genre: Poetry

Essential works of the renowned 17th-century poet include "Annus Mirabilis," "Absalom and Achitophel," "Mac Flecknoe," "Songs from Marriage à la Mode," "To the Memory of Mr. Oldham," "A Song for St. Cecilia's Day," more.

The Revolt of Mother and Other Stories

Author: Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486158389
Release Date: 2012-07-12
Genre: Fiction

Eight vivid, poignant tales of self-reliant New England women. Well-known title story plus "A New England Nun," "Old Woman Magoun," "Gentian," "One Good Time," plus 3 others.

Great Ghost Stories

Author: John Grafton
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486111285
Release Date: 2012-03-12
Genre: Fiction

Ten classics by masters of the macabre: Bram Stoker's "The Judge's House," "The Moonlit Road" by Ambrose Bierce, M. R. James's "The Rose Garden," Charles Dickens, and seven others.

An Ideal Husband

Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486131207
Release Date: 2012-04-20
Genre: Drama

Scintillating drawing-room comedy revolves around a blackmail scheme that forces a married couple to reexamine their moral standards. The dialogue between young lovers, society matrons, and a formidable femme fatale keeps the action brisk.

Grashalme

Author: Walt Whitman
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 9788026808732
Release Date: 2014-03-29
Genre:


Babbitt

Author: Sinclair Lewis
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486115207
Release Date: 2012-05-02
Genre: Fiction

A personal crisis jars a middle-aged real estate agent from his complacency in this satire of middle-class American life. Sinclair Lewis' great novel offers a scathing portrait of the consequences of clinging to conventional values.

Moralische Unordnung

Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: eBook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 9783827078025
Release Date: 2014-10-13
Genre: Fiction

In ihrem Roman Moralische Unordnung führt uns Margaret Atwood mitten hinein in ihr eigenes Leben: Sie erzählt die Geschichte von Nell, schildert deren kluge, lebenstüchtige, aber kühle Mutter, den Vater, einen Insektenforscher, und die viel jüngere, kapriziöse und psychisch labile Schwester. Als Nell das Elternhaus verlässt, verdient sie ihr erstes Geld als freie Lektorin. Sie lernt den Mann ihres Lebens, Tig, kennen, der aber noch mit Oona verheiratet ist und zwei Söhne hat.Vor dieser Ehe läuft Tig nur sehr langsam davon, bis Oona Tig und Nell zusammenbringt, aber nicht aushalten kann, was sie angerichtet hat. Ein großartiges Buch, in dem die stilistische Virtuosität, die Leichtigkeit, der Witz und die Ironie Atwoods wie Scheinwerfer auf ihre eigene Geschichte gerichtet sind.