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".the proverb says that whoever sees the world from the back of an elephant learns the secrets of the jungle and becomes a seer. I had to be content to become a poet." -Lawrence Durrell Best known for his novels and travel writing, Lawrence Durrell defied easy classification within…read more

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One of the great German Expressionist artists, Kaethe Kollwitz wrote little of herself. But her diary, kept from 1900 to her death in 1945, and her brief essays and letters express, as well as explain, much of the spirit, wisdom, and internal struggle which was eventually transmuted into her art.read more

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W. C. Hazlitt says of Montaigne--"he was without being aware of it, the leader of a new school in letters and morals" and "the first modern man." He has been universally admired in his time and since. In his essays, Montaigne "has the courage to say as an author what he feels as a man", and as…read more

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More than 170 letters, speeches, essays, reports, & memoranda. The Appendix includes conflicting eyewitness accounts of the Hamilton-Burr duel. "This is the most comprehensive one-volume collection of Hamilton's writings we have ever had or are likely to have, but it is far more: it is a superb…read more

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The illuminating letters of the National Book Award winning poet Robert Bly and the Nobel Prize winning poet Tomas Tranströmer One day in spring 1964, the young American poet Robert Bly left his rural farmhouse and drove 150 miles to the University of Minnesota library in Minneapolis to obtain the…read more

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Can a case be made for reading literature in the digital age? Does literature still matter in this era of instant information? Is it even possible to advocate for serious, sustained reading with all manner of social media distracting us, fragmenting our concentration, and demanding short, rapid…read more

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do…read more

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This study looks at the return of the sublime in postmodernity literature as well as the intimations of a “post-Romantic” sublime in Romanticism itself. It examines 18th-century, Romantic, modernist, and postmodern “inventions” of the sublime alongside contemporary critical…read more

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This selection of Pliny's letters is designed to be used with A Level classes. The commentary helps students who have no special knowledge of the social and political history of the Roman empire. The selection provides a wide illustration of the private, public, and literary life of the capital…read more