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By Jurgen Malitz
The 5th Roman emperor, Nero has long past down in historical past because the archetypal narcissistic tyrant. during this interesting new biography, JГјrgen Malitz invitations readers to think again NeroвЂ™s attractiveness.
Malitz specializes in the becoming stress among NeroвЂ™s inventive developments and the political function for which his bold mom, Agrippina the more youthful, groomed him. the writer finds how, after sound beginnings less than Seneca and different severe males, Nero succumbed to his love of performing; and the way, whereas utilizing the humanities to delight the folk, Nero alienated the senate together with his more and more autocratic sort. eventually, he explains how Nero met his premature finish following a failure of nerves within the face of uprising.
NeroвЂ™s crimes are infamous: he murdered his mom and all attainable contestants to the throne and brutally persecuted the Christians. regardless of NeroвЂ™s notoriety, Malitz outlines the customarily forgotten features of his reign: his early, unusually accountable political time table, his preliminary attractiveness, patronage of the humanities, and concepts in structure.
This unique biography permits readers to shape a balanced judgment of this divisive and debatable Emperor.
Download e-book for kindle: The Feminist Encyclopedia of German Literature by Friederike Eigler, Susanne Kord
By Friederike Eigler, Susanne Kord
This day, a multiplicity of feminist techniques has turn into an essential component of the fields of German literary and cultural experiences. This entire reference offers a miles wanted synthesis of the contribution girls have made to German literature and tradition. In entries for greater than 500 subject matters, the quantity surveys literary classes, epochs, and genres; severe techniques and theories; very important authors and works; woman stereotypes; legislation and ancient advancements; literary options and issues; and corporations and records proper to girls and women's reviews. each one access bargains a concise identity of the time period, a dialogue of its value, and a bibliography of works for extra reading.Today, a multiplicity of feminist methods has develop into a vital part of the fields of German literary and cultural reports. whereas biographical works on ladies writers exist, this can be the 1st connection with synthesize the wealth of feminist scholarship in German experiences. whereas present reference works concentration completely on ladies authors, this quantity comprises various topical entries and covers the position of ladies in German literature and tradition from the center a while to the current day.Included are alphabetically prepared entries on greater than 500 subject matters. whereas a few entries are supplied for vital ladies writers and different members, the majority of the quantity offers details on literary sessions, epochs, and genres; serious techniques and theories; woman stereotypes; legislation and ancient advancements; literary ideas and topics; and firms and data appropriate to ladies and women's reviews. each one access contains a short id of the topic, a dialogue of feminist inspiration at the subject, and a short bibliography. Entries are written via a number of individuals and replicate a number critical/theoretical methods.
By Jane Dawkins
During this continuation of Jane Austen's satisfaction and Prejudice, one of many best-loved novels within the English language, Elizabeth Bennet reveals herself in a really various league of wealth and privilege, now as Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy and mistress of Pemberley. Writing to her sister, Jane, she confides her uncertainty and anxieties, and describes the typical of her new existence. Her first yr at Pemberley is usually bewildering, yet Lizzy's lively humorousness and satirical eye by no means desolate tract her. Incorporating Jane Austen's personal phrases and characters from her different works, the publication is a literary patchwork duvet piecing jointly the tale of Lizzy's first eventful yr as Mrs. Darcy.
By Jacquelyn Mitchard
New York Times bestselling writer Jacquelyn Mitchard’s novels, with their riveting tales and unforgettable characters, have received the hearts of thousands of readers. Now, from the writer of The Deep finish of the Ocean and No Time to Wave so long, comes the fierce and relocating story of 1 woman’s struggle for her id and her lifestyles whilst destiny holds out a moment chance.
Sicily Coyne was once simply 13 whilst her father was once killed in a faculty fireplace that left her face disfigured. Twelve years later, a tender doctor, Eliza Cappadora, deals wish within the type of a innovative new surgical procedure which may provide Sicily again the grace and serve as she misplaced. Raised by means of a dynamic, tenacious aunt who taught her to steer an ordinary lifestyles, and engaged to a superb guy who knew her lengthy earlier than the twist of fate, Sicily rejects the supply: She is familiar with who she is, and so do the folks who love her. but if a mystery surfaces that shatters Sicily’s rigorously developed global, she calls off the marriage and has the same opinion to the unconventional approach for you to commence a brand new life.
Her good looks restored almost in a single day, Sicily rushes towards existence with open fingers, looking new studies, adventures, and, so much of all, love. yet she quickly discovers that her new face contains with it dangers that not anyone may have imagined. Confronting an ethical and scientific trouble that quick turns into a question of lifestyles and loss of life, Sicily is surrounded through specialists and loving kin, however the selection that would rework her destiny, for greater or worse, is one she needs to make alone.
An excessive and relocating tale of braveness, end result, and risk, Second Nature showcases the acclaimed storyteller at her very best.
By Kenneth Lewis Roberts, Jack Bales, Richard Hyde Warner
The entire textual content of Roberts' final old novel, awarded for the 1st time with contemporary--and conflicting--accounts of the shipwreck on which the radical was once dependent.
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By Madison Smartt Bell
The Stone that the Builder Refused is the ultimate quantity of Madison Smartt Bell’s masterful trilogy in regards to the Haitian Revolution–the first profitable slave revolution in history–which starts off with All Souls' emerging (a finalist for the nationwide e-book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award) and maintains with Master of the Crossroads. every one of those 3 novels may be learn independently of the 2 others; of the trilogy, The Baltimore Sun has acknowledged, “[It] will make an indelible mark on literary history–one helpful of occupying an analogous shelf as Tolstoy’s War and Peace.”