Anna Kar Nina

Author: Lev N. Tolstói
Publisher: ALBA Editorial
ISBN: 8484287718
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«¡Qué artista y qué psicólogo!», exclamó Flaubert al leerla. «No vacilo en afirmar que es la mayor novela social de todos los tiempos», dijo Thomas Mann. Dostoievski, contemporáneo de Tolstói, la calificó de «obra de arte perfecta».La sola mención del nombre de Anna Karénina sugiere inmediatamente dos grandes temas de la novela decimonónica: pasión y adulterio. Pero, si bien es cierto que la novela, como decía Nabokov, «es una de las más grandes historias de amor de la literatura universal», baste recordar su celebérrimo comienzo para comprender que va mucho más allá: «Todas las familias felices se parecen; las desdichadas lo son cada una a su modo».Anna Karénina, que Tolstói empezó a escribir en 1873 y no vería publicada en forma de libro hasta 1878, es una exhaustiva disquisición sobre la institución familiar y, quizá ante todo, como dice Víctor Gallego (autor de esta nueva traducción), «una fábula sobre la búsqueda de la felicidad». La idea de que la felicidad no consiste en la satisfacción de los deseos preside la detallada descripción de una galería espléndida de personajes que conocen la incertidumbre y la decepción, el vértigo y el tedio, los mayores placeres y las más tristes miserias.


Author: Vladimir Nabokov
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307744029
Size: 36.77 MB
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Awe and exhiliration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in Lolita, Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita is also the story of a hypercivilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postwar America. Most of all, it is a meditation on love--love as outrage and hallucination, madness and transformation.

Tropic Of Orange

Author: Karen Tei Yamashita
Publisher: Coffee House Press
ISBN: 1566895022
Size: 41.25 MB
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"Fiercely satirical. . . . Yamashita presents [an] intricate plot with mordant wit." —New York Times Book Review "A stunner. . . . An exquisite mystery novel. But this is a novel of dystopia and apocalypse; the mystery concerns the tragic flaws of human nature." —Library Journal (starred review) "Brilliant. . . . An ingenious interpretation of social woes." —Booklist (starred review) "Yamashita handles her eccentrics and the setting of their adventures with panache. David Foster Wallace meets Gabriel Garcia Marquez." —Publishers Weekly Irreverently juggling magical realism, film noir, hip hop, and chicanismo, Tropic of Orange takes place in a Los Angeles where the homeless, gangsters, infant organ entrepreneurs, and Hollywood collide on a stretch of the Harbor Freeway. Hemmed in by wildfires, it's a symphony conducted from an overpass, grandiose, comic, and as diverse as the city itself. Karen Tei Yamashita is the author of Through the Arc of the Rain Forest, Brazil-Maru, Tropic of Orange, Circle K Cycles, I Hotel, and Anime Wong, all published by Coffee House Press. I Hotel was selected as a finalist for the National Book Award and awarded the California Book Award, the American Book Award, the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association Award, and the Association for Asian American Studies Book Award.

The London Scene

Author: Virginia Woolf
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060881283
Size: 40.68 MB
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First serialized in Good Housekeeping in 1931 and 1932, a collection of essays by the renowned author of Mrs. Dalloway follows the writer on six walks through her hometown of London, England, painting an evocative portrait of the city, its landmarks, its political and cultural milieu, and its colorful inhabitants. 30,000 first printing.

The Evolution Of Calpurnia Tate

Author: Jacqueline Kelly
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 9781429993074
Size: 68.48 MB
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Calpurnia Virginia Tate is eleven years old in 1899 when she wonders why the yellow grasshoppers in her Texas backyard are so much bigger than the green ones.With a little help from her notoriously cantankerous grandfather, an avid naturalist, she figures out that the green grasshoppers are easier to see against the yellow grass, so they are eaten before they can get any larger. As Callie explores the natural world around her, she develops a close relationship with her grandfather, navigates the dangers of living with six brothers, and comes up against just what it means to be a girl at the turn of the century. Debut author Jacqueline Kelly deftly brings Callie and her family to life, capturing a year of growing up with unique sensitivity and a wry wit. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate is a 2010 Newbery Honor Book and the winner of the 2010 Bank Street - Josette Frank Award. This title has Common Core connections.

Thought And Language

Author: Lev Semenovich Vygotskiĭ
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 026251771X
Size: 46.98 MB
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Since it was introduced to the English-speaking world in 1962, Lev Vygotsky's Thought and Language has become recognized as a classic foundational work of cognitive science. Its 1962 English translation must certainly be considered one of the most important and influential books ever published by the MIT Press. In this highly original exploration of human mental development, Vygotsky analyzes the relationship between words and consciousness, arguing that speech is social in its origins and that only as children develop does it become internalized verbal thought. In 1986, the MIT Press published a new edition of the original translation by Eugenia Hanfmann and Gertrude Vakar, edited by Vygotsky scholar Alex Kozulin, that restored the work's complete text and added materials to help readers better understand Vygotsky's thought. Kozulin also contributed an introductory essay that offered new insight into Vygotsky's life, intellectual milieu, and research methods. This expanded edition offers Vygotsky's text, Kozulin's essay, a subject index, and a new foreword by Kozulin that maps the ever-growing influence of Vygotsky's ideas.

Hot Tips For Teachers

Author: Mark Reardon
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1632209748
Size: 35.57 MB
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These teaching tips help educators grab and maintain students’ attention through engaging presentation techniques for tone of voice, body language, pacing, and graphic displays. Each tip includes an explanation of the strategy, an activity to help readers integrate the skill into their repertoire, a learning strategy, and a self-reflection prompt.

A Calendar Of Wisdom

Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439130957
Size: 14.52 MB
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This is the first-ever English-language edition of the book Leo Tolstoy considered to be his most important contribution to humanity, the work of his life's last years. Widely read in prerevolutionary Russia, banned and forgotten under Communism; and recently rediscovered to great excitement, A Calendar of Wisdom is a day-by-day guide that illuminates the path of a life worth living with a brightness undimmed by time. Unjustly censored for nearly a century, it deserves to be placed with the few books in our history that will never cease teaching us the essence of what is important in this world.

The Violin Of Auschwitz

Author: Maria Angels Anglada
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553907810
Size: 62.62 MB
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An international sensation now available in English for the first time, The Violin of Auschwitz is the unforgettable story of one man’s refusal to surrender his dignity in the face of history’s greatest atrocity. In the winter of 1991, at a concert in Krakow, an older woman with a marvelously pitched violin meets a fellow musician who is instantly captivated by her instrument. When he asks her how she obtained it, she reveals the remarkable story behind its origin. . . . Imprisoned at Auschwitz, the notorious concentration camp, Daniel feels his humanity slipping away. Treasured memories of the young woman he loved and the prayers that once lingered on his lips become hazier with each passing day. Then a visit from a mysterious stranger changes everything, as Daniel’s former identity as a crafter of fine violins is revealed to all. The camp’s two most dangerous men use this information to make a cruel wager: If Daniel can build a successful violin within a certain number of days, the Kommandant wins a case of the finest burgundy. If not, the camp doctor, a torturer, gets hold of Daniel. And so, battling exhaustion, Daniel tries to recapture his lost art, knowing all too well the likely cost of failure. Written with lyrical simplicity and haunting beauty—and interspersed with chilling, actual Nazi documentation—The Violin of Auschwitz is more than just a novel: It is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of beauty, art, and hope to triumph over the darkest adversity. From the Hardcover edition.

His Butler S Story

Author: Эдуард Лимонов
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic
Size: 71.55 MB
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A Russian emigre who is a sexual adventurer, as well as a former criminal and drug addict, obtains a job as a butler and shares his harsh observations on wealthy New Yorkers