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Les Trappeurs de l’Arkansas (French Edition)
by Gustave Aimard

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French

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April 28, 2017

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Ce livre est parfaitement mis en page pour une lecture sur Kindle.<br /><br />Extrait : À l’ouest des États-Unis s’étend à plusieurs centaines de milles au-delà du Mississippi un immense territoire, inconnu jusqu’à ce jour, composé de terres incultes, où ne s’élève ni la maison du Blanc, ni le hatto de l’Indien.<br /><br />Ce vaste désert, entremêlé de sombres forêts aux mystérieux sentiers tracés par le pas des bêtes fauves, et de prairies verdoyantes aux herbes hautes et touffues, ondulant au moindre vent, est arrosé par de puissants cours d’eau, dont les principaux sont la grande rivière Canadienne, l’Arkansas et la rivière Rouge.<br /><br />Sur ces terres à la végétation si riche, errent en troupes innombrables les chevaux sauvages, les buffles, les élans, les longues cornes, et ces milliers d’animaux que la civilisation des autres parties de l’Amérique refoule de jour en jour, et qui retrouvent dans ces parages leur primitive liberté.
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Hell is quiet (A Book 1)
by Jimmy Jimmy

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English

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April 28, 2017

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He came ,saw and conquered.Many of American folks who had been pinned down by capitalism thought President Trump was the answer.Blue collared workers loved the jig,the tough stance but as months rolls on,silent murmurs.....
Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare

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English

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April 29, 2017

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<p><strong>Romeo and Juliet</strong> is the world's most famous drama of tragic young love, ending with their suicides, against the backdrop of a vicious family feud. It has been praised for its language and dramatic effect.<br /><br />Shakespeare set the scene of the play in Verona, Italy. Juliet, a Capulet, and Romeo, a Montague, fall in love at a masked ball. Because the two noble families are enemies, the couple is married secretly by Friar Laurence. After Tybalt, a Capulet, kills Romeo’s friend Mercutio in a quarrel, Romeo kills Tybalt and is banished to Mantua. Juliet's father then demands that she marry Count Paris. When Juliet goes to Friar Laurence for advice, he gives her a potion that makes a person appear to be dead. He suggests that she take it and that Romeo rescue her; she agrees. Not knowing about the Friar's scheme, Romeo hears of Juliet's apparent death and returns to Verona. After killing Count Paris, he finds Juliet in a burial vault. He gives her a last kiss and kills himself with poison. Juliet awakens, sees the dead Romeo, and kills herself.</p><p><strong>ABOUT THE AUTHOR:</strong></p><p><strong>William Shakespeare</strong> (baptised 26 April 1564) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the 'Bard of Avon' (or simply "The Bard"). His surviving works consist of 37 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language.</p><p>Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon. Scholars believe that he died on his fifty-second birthday, coinciding with St George’s Day. At the age of 18 he married Anne Hathaway, who bore him three children: Susanna, twins Hamnet and Judith. Between 1585 and 1592 he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part owner of the playing company the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613, where he died three years later.</p><p>Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1590 and 1613. His early plays were mainly comedies and histories, genres he raised to the peak of sophistication and artistry by the end of the sixteenth century. Next he wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608. He was a respected poet and playwright in his own day, but his reputation did not rise to its present heights until the nineteenth century. The Romantics, in particular, acclaimed Shakespeare's genius, and the Victorians hero-worshipped Shakespeare. In the twentieth century, his work was repeatedly adopted and rediscovered by new movements in scholarship and performance. His plays remain highly popular today and are consistently performed and reinterpreted in diverse cultural and political contexts throughout the world.</p>
Indigo Child
by Malik Solomon

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English

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214

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April 25, 2017

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Solomon's first essay collection is a personal milestone in the general writing formulaic acumen as an editor and therefore having a nearness to it is a singular work in which he is found more than meets the eye of a contemporary scene; Solomon figures wherein as a prodigious, young - if not the youngest - master builder.
Hiura Koh kenkyu daiichigo A study on Koh Hiura (Japanese Edition...
by , Koh Hiura study group

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Japanese

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April 28, 2017

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特集:「火浦功と『幻影城』」!!<br />SF作家火浦功は、高校時代に探偵小説誌『幻影城』を読んでいた? アナタの知らない火浦功が、ココに。<br /><br />巧みなストーリーテリングと、軽妙なキャラクターで知られるSF作家「火浦功」。<br />かつての人気とは裏腹に、現在では「非実在説」まで飛び出す始末。彼は、”本当は”どんな作家だったのか? その経歴や人物などのマニアックなエピソードを紹介するとともに、資料の精読で見えてきたさまざまな面からの火浦功を描破する。史上初・唯一無二の「火浦功 作家研究誌」! <br /><br />※本誌は同名紙同人誌の電子版です。
Occupy Pynchon: Politics after Gravity's Rainbow
by Sean Carswell

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English

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214

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May 01, 2017

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<p><i>Occupy Pynchon</i> examines power and resistance in the writer’s post–<i>Gravity’s Rainbow</i> novels. As Sean Carswell shows, Pynchon’s representations of global power after the neoliberal revolution of the 1980s shed the paranoia and meta­physical bent of his first three novels and share a great deal in common with the work of Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri’s critical trilogy, <i>Empire</i>, <i>Multitude</i>, and <i>Commonwealth</i>. In both cases, the authors describe global power as a horizontal network of multinational corporations, national governments, and supranational institutions. Pynchon, as do Hardt and Negri, theorizes resistance as a horizontal network of individuals who work together, without sacrificing their singularities, to resist the political and economic exploitation of empire.</p><p>Carswell enriches this examination of Pynchon’s politics—as made evident in <i>Vineland</i> (1990), <i>Mason & Dixon</i> (1997), <i>Against the Day</i> (2006), <i>Inherent Vice</i> (2009), and <i>Bleeding Edge</i> (2013)—by reading the novels alongside the global resistance movements of the early 2010s. Beginning with the Arab Spring and progressing into the Occupy Movement, political activists engaged in a global uprising. The ensuing struggle mirrored Pynchon’s concepts of power and resistance, and Occupy activists in particular constructed their movement around the same philosophical tradition from which Pynchon, as well as Hardt and Negri, emerges. This exploration of Pynchon shines a new light on Pynchon studies, recasting his post-1970s fiction as central to his vision of resisting global neoliberal capitalism.</p>
Language and Community in Early England: Imagining Distance in Me...
by Emily Butler

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English

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212

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April 28, 2017

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<P>This book examines the development of English as a written vernacular and identifies that development as a process of community building that occurred in a multilingual context. Moving through the eighth century to the thirteenth century, and finally to the sixteenth-century antiquarians who collected medieval manuscripts, it suggests that this important period in the history of English can only be understood if we loosen our insistence on a sharp divide between Old and Middle English and place the textuality of this period in the framework of a multilingual matrix. The book examines a wide range of materials, including the works of Bede, the Alfredian circle, and Wulfstan, as well as the mid-eleventh-century <I>Encomium Emmae Reginae</I>, the Tremulous Hand of Worcester, the <I>Ancrene Wisse</I>, and Matthew Parker’s study of Old English manuscripts. Engaging foundational theories of textual community and intellectual community, this book provides a crucial link with linguistic distance. Perceptions of distance, whether between English and other languages or between different forms of English, are fundamental to the formation of textual community, since the awareness of shared language that can shape or reinforce a sense of communal identity only has meaning by contrast with other languages or varieties. The book argues that the precocious rise of English as a written vernacular has its basis in precisely these communal negotiations of linguistic distance, the effects of which were still playing out in the religious and political upheavals of the sixteenth century. Ultimately, the book argues that the tension of linguistic distance provides the necessary energy for the community-building activities of annotation and glossing, translation, compilation, and other uses of texts and manuscripts. This will be an important volume for literary scholars of the medieval period, and those working on the early modern period, both on literary topics and on historical studies of English nationalism. It will also appeal to those with interests in sociolinguistics, history of the English language, and medieval religious history.</P>
Women’s Prophetic Writings in Seventeenth-Century Britain (Rout...
by Carme Font

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English

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262

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April 28, 2017

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<P>This study examines women’s prophetic writings in seventeenth-century Britain as the literary outcome of a discourse of social transformation that integrates religious conscience, political participation, and gender identity. The following pages approach prophecy as a culture, a language, and a catalyst for collective change as the individual prophet conceptualized it.</P><br /><P>While the corpus of prophetic writing continues to grow as the result of archival research, this monograph complements our particular knowledge of women’s prophecy in the seventeenth century with a global assessment of what makes speech prophetic in the first place, and what are the differences and similarities between texts that fall into the prophetic mode. These disparities and commonalities stand out in the radical language of prophecy as well as in the way it creates an authorial centre. Examining how authorship is represented in several configurations of prophetic delivery, such as essays on prophecy, poetic prophecy, spiritual autobiography, and election narratives, the different chapters consider why prophecy peaked in the years of the civil wars and how it evolved towards the eighteenth century. The analyses extrapolate the peculiarities of each case study as being representative of a form of textually-based activism that enabled women to gain a deeper understanding of themselves as creators of independent meaning that empowered them as individuals, citizens, and believers.</P>
Transatlantic Literature and Transitivity, 1780-1850: Subjects, T...
by Routledge

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English

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242

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April 28, 2017

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<P>This book makes an important contribution to transatlantic literary studies and an emerging body of work on identity formation and print culture in the Atlantic world. The collection identifies the ways in which historically-situated but malleable subjectivities engage with popular and pressing debates about class, slavery, natural knowledge, democracy, and religion. In addition, the book also considers the ways in which material texts and genres, including, for example, the essay, the guidebook, the travel narrative, the periodical, the novel, and the poem, can be scrutinized in relation to historically-situated transatlantic transitions, transformations, and border crossings. The volume is underpinned by a thorough examination of historical and conceptual frameworks and prioritizes notions of circulation and exchange, as opposed to transfer and continuance, in its analysis of authors, texts, and ideas. The collection is concerned with the movement of people, texts, and ideas in the currents of transatlantic markets and politics, taking a fresh look at a range of canonical and popular writers of the period, including Austen, Poe, Crèvecoeur, Brockden Brown, Sedgwick, Hemans, Bulwer-Lytton, Dickens, and Melville. In different ways, the essays gathered together here are concerned with the potentially empowering realities of the transitive, circulatory, and contingent experiences of transatlantic literary and cultural production as they are manifest in the long nineteenth century. </P>
The Routledge Research Companion to the Works of Sor Juana Inéz ...
by Routledge

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English

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342

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April 28, 2017

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<P>Called by her contemporaries the "Tenth Muse," Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648–1695) has continued to stir both popular and scholarly imaginations.  While generations of Mexican schoolchildren have memorized her satirical verses, only since the 1970s has her writing received consistent scholarly attention., focused on complexities of female authorship in the political, religious, and intellectual context of colonial New Spain. This volume examines those areas of scholarship that illuminate her work, including her status as an iconic figure in Latin American and Baroque letters, popular culture in Mexico and the United States, and feminism. By addressing the multiple frameworks through which to read her work, this research guide serves as a useful resource for scholars and students of the Baroque in Europe and Latin America, colonial Novohispanic religious institutions, and women’s and gender studies. The chapters are distributed across four sections that deal broadly with different aspects of Sor Juana's life and work: institutional contexts (political, economic, religious, intellectual, and legal); reception history; literary genres; and directions for future research. Each section is designed to provide the reader with a clear understanding of the current state of the research on those topics and the academic debates within each field.</P>

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