Anxious People
Score: 4.5
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Anxious People


  • Author: Fredrik Backman
  • Release Date : 2020-09-08
  • Genre: Literary
  • File Size: 4933898 Bytes


Instant #1 New York Times BestsellerA People Book of the Week, Book of the Month Club selection, #1 Indie Next Pick, and Best of Fall in Good Housekeeping, PopSugar, The Washington Post, New York Post, Shondaland, CNN, and more!“[A] quirky, big-hearted novel… Wry, wise, and often laugh-out-loud funny, it’s a wholly original story that delivers pure pleasure.” —People From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove comes a charming, poignant novel about a crime that never took place, a would-be bank robber who disappears into thin air, and eight extremely anxious strangers who find they have more in common than they ever imagined.Looking at real estate isn’t usually a life-or-death situation, but an apartment open house b...

Girl in Translation
Score: 4
From 645 Ratings

Girl in Translation


  • Author: Jean Kwok
  • Release Date : 2010-04-29
  • Genre: Literary
  • File Size: 887842 Bytes


From the author of Searching for Sylvie Lee, the iconic, New York Times-bestselling debut novel that introduced an important Chinese-American voice with an inspiring story of an immigrant girl forced to choose between two worlds and two futures.  When Kimberly Chang and her mother emigrate from Hong Kong to Brooklyn squalor, she quickly begins a secret double life: exceptional schoolgirl during the day, Chinatown sweatshop worker in the evenings. Disguising the more difficult truths of her life—like the staggering degree of her poverty, the weight of her family's future resting on her shoulders, or her secret love for a factory boy who shares none of her talent or ambition—Kimberly learns to constantly translate not just her language but her...

Meditations

Meditations


  • Author : Marcus Aurelius
  • Publisher : Everyman's Library
  • Release Date : 2009-09-16
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307569769


Meditations Book Description :

The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (a.d. 121—180) embodied in his person that deeply cherished, ideal figure of antiquity, the philosopher-king. His Meditations are not only one of the most important expressions of the Stoic philosophy of his time but also an enduringly inspiring guide to living a good and just life. Written in moments snatched from military campaigns and the rigors of politics, these ethical and spiritual reflections reveal a mind of exceptional clarity and originality, and a spirit attuned to both the particulars of human destiny and the vast patterns that underlie it. From the Hardcover edition....

Aladdin  A New Translation

Aladdin A New Translation


  • Author : Paulo Lemos Horta
  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-11-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631495175


Aladdin A New Translation Book Description :

A Buzzfeed Best Book of the Year A dynamic French-Syrian translator, lauded for her lively poetic voice, tackles the enchanted world of Aladdin in this sparkling new translation. Long defined by popular film adaptations that have reductively portrayed Aladdin as a simplistic rags-to-riches story for children, this work of dazzling imagination—and occasionally dark themes—finally comes to vibrant new life. “In the capital of one of China’s vast and wealthy kingdoms,” begins Shahrazad— the tale’s imperiled-yet-ingenious storyteller—there lived Aladdin, a rebellious fifteen-year-old who falls prey to a double-crossing sorcerer and is ultimately saved by the ruse of a princess. One of the best-loved folktales of all time, Aladdin has been...

Beowulf  A New Translation

Beowulf A New Translation


  • Author : Maria Dahvana Headley
  • Publisher : MCD x FSG Originals
  • Release Date : 2020-08-25
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374720155


Beowulf A New Translation Book Description :

A new, feminist translation of Beowulf by the author of the much-buzzed-about novel The Mere Wife Nearly twenty years after Seamus Heaney’s translation of Beowulf—and fifty years after the translation that continues to torment high-school students around the world—there is a radical new verse translation of the epic poem by Maria Dahvana Headley, which brings to light elements that have never before been translated into English, recontextualizing the binary narrative of monsters and heroes into a tale in which the two categories often entwine, justice is rarely served, and dragons live among us. A man seeks to prove himself as a hero. A monster seeks silence in his territory. A warrior seeks to avenge her murdered son. A dragon ends it all. The...

Sappho
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Sappho


  • Author : Sappho
  • Publisher : University of California Press
  • Release Date : 2019-05-07
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520305564


Sappho Book Description :

These hundred poems and fragments constitute virtually all of Sappho that survives and effectively bring to life the woman whom the Greeks consider to be their greatest lyric poet. Mary Barnard's translations are lean, incisive, direct—the best ever published. She has rendered the beloved poet's verses, long the bane of translators, more authentically than anyone else in English....

Politics

Politics


  • Author : Aristotle
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-02-14
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781624665592


Politics Book Description :

This new translation of Aristotle's Politics is a model of accuracy and consistency and fits seamlessly with the translator's Nicomachean Ethics, allowing the two to be read together, as Aristotle intended. Sequentially numbered endnotes provide the information most needed at each juncture, while a detailed Index of Terms indicates places where focused discussion of key notions occurs. A general Introduction prepares the reader for the work that lies ahead, explaining what sort of work it is and what sort of evidence it relies on....

The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita


  • Author : Georg Feuerstein
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781590308936


The Bhagavad Gita Book Description :

This translation stands out from the many others first of all in its careful faithfulness to the original language, but also for the extensive tools for understanding it provides. It is accompanied by detailed explanatory notes, as well as by the entire Sanskrit text on facing pages--both in the original Devanagri alphabet and in a romanized version that allows the reader to approximate the sounds of this work (a pronunciation guide is also provided). Also included is a literal, word-for-word translation for comparison; extensive material on the background, symbolism, and influence of the Gita; and an exhaustive glossary of terms....

The Song of Songs

The Song of Songs


  • Author : Ariel Bloch
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1998-01-01
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0520226755


The Song of Songs Book Description :

"Quite simply the best version in the English language. Its poetic voice, intimate, dignified, and informed by meticulous scholarship, carries us into the Eden of the original Hebrew text: a world in which the sexual awakening of two unmarried lovers is celebrated with a sensuality and a richness of music that are thrilling beyond words."--Stephen Mitchell "Ariel and Chana Bloch have succeeded in an extraordinarily difficult task. This is the best and most enjoyable translation of the Song of Songs that I know. Their notes, too, offer excellent insights to readers who know Hebrew and, for that matter, to those who do not."--Elaine Pagels "[This] translation is lucid and direct, and has a lyrical purity that is delightful. It seems to me a model of ho...