Download E-books The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila by Herself (Penguin Classics) PDF

Born within the Castilian city of Avila in 1515, Teresa entered the Carmelite convent of the Incarnation whilst she used to be twenty-one. stricken by affliction, doubts and self-recrimination, she steadily got here to acknowledge the facility of prayer and contemplation—her religious enlightenment used to be intensified via many visions and mystical reviews, together with the piercing of her middle through a spear of divine love. She went directly to came across seventeen Carmelite monasteries all through Spain. Teresa constantly denied her personal saintliness, notwithstanding, announcing in a letter: "There isn't any recommendation of that nonsense approximately my intended sanctity." This frank account is likely one of the nice tales of a spiritual existence and a literary masterpiece—after Don Quixote, it truly is Spain's most generally learn prose classic.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts improved via introductions and notes through uncommon students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Representing Rape in Medieval and Early Modern Literature (The New Middle Ages) PDF

In 13 reports of representations of rape in Medieval and Early glossy literature by way of such authors as Chaucer, Shakespeare and Spenser, this quantity argues that a few kind of sexual violence opposed to girls serves as a starting place of Western tradition. the quantity has reasons: first, to discover the resistance those pervasive representations generate and feature generated for readers - specifically for the feminine reader- and moment, to discover what those representations let us know approximately social formations governing the relationships among women and men. extra relatively, Rose and Robertson have an interest in how representations of rape occur a given culture's realizing of the feminine topic in society.

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Download E-books Roman Poetry: From the Republic to the Silver Age PDF

By Professor Dorothea Wender

Meshing her personal wit, verve, and gusto with that of the Roman poets she interprets, Dorothea Wender strips either the cloak of awe and the dusty mantle of boredom from the classics.

 

Available for the 1st time in paper, those English verse translations of the most important classical Roman poets characteristic hefty choices from the savage city satire of Juvenal, the relocating philosophy of Lucretius, the splendor of Horace, the grace and humor of Catullus, the grave track of Virgil, the fervour of Propertius, the attractive sophistication of Ovid, and the obscenity of Martial.

 

Noting Wender’s “candor,” the Classical Outlook reported that during “20th-century phrases, she makes the poems vigorous and pertinent.”

 

The Boston Globe said, “The conciseness is stunning, the informa­tion [in the introductions to every poet] provocative. The freshness of the decisions should still do a lot to reinforce the viewers for those poets and should even encourage exam of the originals.”

 

The most sensible suggestion got here from Wender herself: “Read those reliable poems.”

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Download E-books CliffsNotes on Sophocles' Oedipus Trilogy (Cliffsnotes Literature Guides) PDF

By Charles Higgins

The unique CliffsNotes examine courses provide specialist remark on significant subject matters, plots, characters, literary units, and old heritage. the newest new release of titles during this sequence additionally characteristic glossaries and visible components that supplement the vintage, conventional format.

CliffsNotes at the Oedipus Trilogy is your price ticket to a better knowing of 3 tragic dramas from Sophocles. Meet the topic of those performs: Oedipus, the banished king of Greek mythology who killed his father and married his mom. Oedipus The King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone are undying works that proceed to captivate audiences even today.

This research advisor covers all 3 performs with serious commentaries, summaries, and personality analyses — tools designed to open your eyes to the richness of Sophocles' paintings. different positive aspects that assist you research include

  • Life and historical past of the playwright, Sophocles
  • An creation to Greek theatre
  • A personality map that graphically illustrates the relationships one of the characters
  • Critical essays on destiny and formality and transcendence within the Oedipus Trilogy
  • A evaluate part that assessments your knowledge
  • A source middle packed with books, movies, and web sites

Classic literature or glossy modern day treasure — you will realize it all with specialist details and perception from CliffsNotes research guides.

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Download E-books A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds PDF

A better half to households within the Greek and Roman Worlds attracts from either validated and present scholarship to provide a vast evaluate of the sector, interact in modern debates, and pose stimulating questions about destiny improvement within the learn of households.

  • Provides updated examine on kinfolk constitution from archaeology, paintings, social, cultural, and fiscal background
  • Includes contributions from verified and emerging foreign students
  • Features illustrations of households, teenagers, slaves, and formality lifestyles, besides maps and diagrams of websites and dwellings
  • Honorable point out for 2011 unmarried quantity Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences PROSE award granted by way of the organization of yankee Publishers

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Download E-books Hadrian and the Christians (Millennium-Studien / Millennium Studies) PDF

The booklet sheds new gentle on a miles debated factor within the box of old background: the unfold of Christianity within the Roman Empire and its dating with Judaism within the 2d century. The contributions amassed during this quantity illustrate from a multidisciplinary viewpoint (including archaeology, cultural, non secular, and political heritage) how Christianity stumbled on a unusual means of integrating into the reworking empire less than Emperor Hadrian. during this means, Christianity won an expanding position inside of Roman society, which finally opened the door to its confirmation in next centuries.

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Download E-books Alexander Histories and Iranian Reflections: Remnants of Propaganda and Resistance (Studies in Persian Cultural History) PDF

By Parivash Jamzadeh

Alexander the nice s army crusade to overcome the Achaemenid empire incorporated a propaganda crusade to persuade the Iranians his kingship was once suitable with their non secular and cultural norms. This crusade proved such a success that the overt reveal of Alexander s Iranian and Zoroastrian personal tastes alienated a few of his Greek and Macedonian allies. Parivash Jamzadeh indicates how this unique propaganda fabric displayed a number of layers of Iranian impacts. also she demonstrates that the studied resources don't regularly supply a correct account of the modern Iranian customs, and infrequently integrated old inaccuracies. the most attention-grabbing unearths during this research is the confusion of ancient resources that arose among the competitors Darius III and Alexander. Jamzadeh argues that the Iranian propaganda concerning Alexander the good has contributed to this confusion."

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Download E-books Delphi Complete Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Illustrated) (Delphi Poets Series Book 22) PDF

A number one poet, literary critic and thinker who helped came across the Romantic circulate in England, Samuel Taylor Coleridge has had an incredible impression on global literature. This quantity of the bestselling Delphi Poets sequence offers the entire works of Coleridge, with appealing illustrations, informative introductions and the standard Delphi bonus fabric. (Version 1)

* fantastically illustrated with photos when it comes to Coleridge's existence and works
* Concise introductions to the poetry and different works
* very good formatting of the poems
* THE RIME OF the traditional MARINER looks with Gustave Doré’s celebrated illustrations, vividly bringing the well-known poem to life
* distinctive chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry
* simply find the poems you need to read
* The poetry good points line numbers and web page breaks for every poem – perfect for students
* the entire performs, with person contents tables
* contains Coleridge's prose works - spend hours exploring the poet's theoretical and literary studies
* good points bonus biographies - detect Coleridge's literary life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

CONTENTS:

Major Works
THE RIME OF the traditional MARINER
CHRISTABEL
KUBLA KHAN
FRANCE AN ODE
LYRICAL BALLADS, WITH a number of different POEMS
LYRICAL BALLADS, WITH different POEMS
THE dialog POEMS

The whole Poems
LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Plays
THE FALL OF ROBESPIERRE
OSORIO
THE PICCOLOMINI
THE loss of life OF WALLENSTEIN
REMORSE
ZAPOLYA: A CHRISTMAS story IN PARTS

The Prose
LIST OF PROSE WORKS

The Biographies
THE lifetime of SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE through James Gillman
COLERIDGE by way of S. L. Bensusan

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