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A Hero of Our Time

By Mikhail Lermontov
  • Book ID : 1681952610
  • Publisher : Xist Publishing
  • Pages : 141
  • Genre : Fiction
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A Novel About Opposites “In the first place, [his eyes] never laughed when he laughed. Have you ever noticed this peculiarity some people have? It is either the sign of an evil nature or of a profound and lasting sorrow.” - Mikhail Lermontov, A Hero of Our Time ‘The Hero of Our Time’, Grigory Alexandrovich Pechorin is actually a traditional antihero who destroys the life of others around him. He is a 19th-century Casanova who can’t find peace and happiness, often contemplating on the meaning of life and destiny. His story is seen through many eyes: a fellow brother-in-arms, the narrator and ultimately Pechorin himself. How will he end up: as a misunderstood hero or as a vile villain? Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

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  • File Pdf: monkey-hero-of-our-time.pdf

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ÒSo, this is for the back of my book, is it? Well, IÕm glad my fans finally formed a Facebook group and demanded an autobiography, as I for one am sick and tired of my ghostwriters, stylists and the hacks getting it wrong. OK, letÕs get this over with as quickly as possible. IÕve got a pedicure booked.Ó Learn all about Monkey, from his early years to his current superstardom, in this new, 100% official autobiography ghostwritten by himself!

Heartfelt Hero- Exploring the real hero of our times

By Amit Jha
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Blue Rose Publishers
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 157
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 706
  • File Pdf: heartfelt-hero-exploring-the-real-hero-of-our-times.pdf

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Who is the real hero in our society? Is it a singer with melodious voice who has fan-following in millions or a soldier who died guarding the nation or a common man struggling for his family needs or a devotee who has spent his life for a religious cause? Heartfelt hero is a story that takes the reader to a journey of finding out the real hero of our times. The story is about Arjun who is blessed with a magical voice. He aspires to become a professional singer and song writer. He gets enrolled for an engineering degree in Avadh Engineering College and falls in love with Aditi there. Arjun proposes Aditi, only to get rejected. Aditi eventually marries Rahul who happens to be a Captain in Indian Army. Set in the temple town of Ayodhya, the story studies the significance of Lord Ram in modern India. The story also looks into the role that Ram Mandir had in changing the political discourse of the country and determining its destiny. After graduation, Arjun moves to Delhi to chase his dreams. In the turn of events, Captain Rahul dies in his line of duty while fighting the terrorists. After Rahul’s death, what emerges between Arjun and Aditi?

The Shelf: From LEQ to LES: Adventures in Extreme Reading

By Phyllis Rose
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Isbn : 0374709793
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 334
  • File Pdf: the-shelf.pdf

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Phyllis Rose embarks on a grand literary experiment—to read her way through a random shelf of library books, LEQ–LES Can you have an Extreme Adventure in a library? Phyllis Rose casts herself into the wilds of an Upper East Side lending library in an effort to do just that. Hoping to explore the "real ground of literature," she reads her way through a somewhat randomly chosen shelf of fiction, from LEQ to LES. The shelf has everything Rose could wish for—a classic she has not read, a remarkable variety of authors, and a range of literary styles. The early nineteenth-century Russian classic A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov is spine by spine with The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux. Stories of French Canadian farmers sit beside those about aristocratic Austrians. California detective novels abut a picaresque novel from the seventeenth century. There are several novels by a wonderful, funny, contemporary novelist who has turned to raising dogs because of the tepid response to her work. In The Shelf, Rose investigates the books on her shelf with exuberance, candor, and wit while pondering the many questions her experiment raises and measuring her discoveries against her own inner shelf—those texts that accompany us through life. "Fairly sure that no one in the history of the world has read exactly this series of novels," she sustains a sense of excitement as she creates a refreshingly original and generous portrait of the literary enterprise.

The Garland Companion to Vladimir Nabokov

By Vladimir E. Alexandrov
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1136601570
  • Pages : 848
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 690
  • File Pdf: the-garland-companion-to-vladimir-nabokov.pdf

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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Travels of Daniel Ascher

By Déborah Lévy-Bertherat
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Other Press, LLC
  • Isbn : 1590517083
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 894
  • File Pdf: the-travels-of-daniel-ascher.pdf

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A sensation in France, this is a story about literary deceptions, family secrets, and a thrilling quest for the truth Who is the real author of The Black Insignia? Is it H. R. Sanders, whose name is printed on the cover of every installment of the wildly successful young adult adventure series? Or is it Daniel Roche, the enigmatic world traveler who disappears for months at a time? When Daniel’s great-niece, Hélène, moves to Paris to study archeology, she does not expect to be searching for answers to these questions. As rumors circulate, however, that the twenty-fourth volume of The Black Insignia series will be the last, Hélène and her friend Guillaume, a devoted fan of her great-uncle’s books, set out to discover more about the man whose life eludes her. In so doing, she uncovers an explosive secret dating back to the darkest days of the Occupation. In recounting the moment when one history began and another ended, The Travels of Daniel Ascher explores the true nature of fiction: is it a refuge, a lie, or a stand-in for mourning?

Nevsky: A Hero of the People

By Ben McCool
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : IDW Publishing
  • Isbn : 1623020271
  • Pages :
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reads : 420
  • File Pdf: nevsky.pdf

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A true legendary Russian hero, a groundbreaking Russian filmmaker! Alexander Nevsky is a central figure in Russian history, having lived during one of Russia''s darkest periods - the invasion of the Teutonic Knights. Alexander Nevsky helped establish the Russian nation by defeating the Teutonic Knights, invaders from the last vestiges of the Holy Roman Empire, with an army comprised of ordinary citizens who were poorly-equipped soldiers, but fought for their freedom. This ragtag band, against overwhelming odds, defeated the invaders in an epic battle on the frozen lake Peipus - a spectacular achievement that is still celebrated in Russia to this day. In 1938, the great Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein, much acclaimed for his masterful historical interpretations, as seen in "Battleship Potemkin" (1925) and "Ivan the Terrible" (1944), brought the story of Alexander Nevsky to life on the silver screen in an innovative and brilliant way, by developing new film techniques that remain in use almost 100 years later by some of the greatest directors of our time. Now, following in the steps of Eisenstein, IDW is proud to present one of the most compelling historical graphic novels ever produced - one that is as relevant today as it was at any time in history!

Mystifying Russian soul

By Nikolai Gogol,Fyodor Dostoevsky,Leo Tolstoy,Alexander Pushkin,Ivan Turgenev
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 920
  • File Pdf: mystifying-russian-soul.pdf

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Why is the name of this composite book “Mystifying Russian soul”? Let’s apply to Wikipedia: “The concept arouse in the second part of the 19th century due to a philosophy of the leading Russian writers such as Dostoevsky and Tolstoy. In their popular in Europe books not ethic, but aesthetic principles as well as not entertaining, but moral needs are playing the dominant role. “Spirit” of such writings turned into “Soul” and lead to a concept “Mystifying Russian soul” popular abroad. Except Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy almost all the writers who became classics of Russian and world literature took part in this process. The composite book “Mystifying Russian soul” contains more than twenty their novels, tales, plays and poems.

A Karenina Companion

By C.J.G. Turner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • Isbn : 0889202257
  • Pages : 220
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 815
  • File Pdf: a-karenina-companion.pdf

Book Summary:

Although Anna Karenina has been described as “the European novel” by Frank Leavis, the geographical setting of the novel and, increasingly, its temporal and cultural setting, render it a foreign novel to most readers. A Karenina Companion offers a wealth of information, including a great deal that has previously not been available in English, for the scholarly and literary appreciation of this great novel. Chapter 1 is a biographical introduction and Chapter 2 an examination of the way in which the novel was composed. In Chapter 3 the author brings together Tolstoi’s own substantial comments on his work. Chapter 4 adduces the main differences between the latest edition of the text and what has been the standard edition for over 50 years. Chapter 5 outlines what Tolstoi was reading as he was writing the novel. The final chapter provides a survey of significant secondary literature, with English-language works listed in appendices. A Karenina Companion will facilitate both the reading and understanding of the novel by English speakers and the writing of informed and reliable critical appreciations.

A Free Agent

By Frederic Wakeman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Isbn : 1787207773
  • Pages : 281
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 131
  • File Pdf: a-free-agent.pdf

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AN EXCITING, POWERFUL NOVEL ABOUT A DEDICATED UNDERCOVER MAN FOR WHOM THE COLD WAR IS A RED-HOT, EXPLOSIVE REALITY! From New Guinea to Athens to Africa, this sweeping, powerful novel traces the exciting and always dangerous career of a hero of our time. First as a dive-bomber pilot, then as an undercover agent, Mark Marklay daily risks his life for his country. And he freely accepts the blind obedience demanded of him even when it means blotting out private scruples or leaving his beautiful Greek wife in the middle of their honeymoon. But he is forced to re-evaluate his marriage, his life and the entire Cold War struggle when he is betrayed and captured while on a dangerous mission in Africa—and is confronted with evidence that the informer has been his own wife! “...impressive beyond anything Wakeman has done before. It fulfills an obligation to entertain without bypassing the mind or overlooking chances to kick sacred cows when they stray onto the path.”—The New York Times Book Review

Erotic Nihilism in Late Imperial Russia

By Otto Boele
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Isbn : 0299232735
  • Pages : 255
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 691
  • File Pdf: erotic-nihilism-in-late-imperial-russia.pdf

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Banned shortly after its publication in 1907, the Russian novel Sanin scandalized readers with the sexual exploits of its eponymous hero. Wreaking havoc on the fictional town he visits in Mikhail Artsybashev’s story, the character Sanin left an even deeper imprint on the psyche of the real-life Russian public. Soon “Saninism” became the buzzword for the perceived faults of the nation. Seen as promoting a wave of hedonistic, decadent behavior, the novel was suppressed for decades, leaving behind only the rumor of its supposedly epidemic effect on a vulnerable generation of youth. Who were the Saninists, and what was their “teaching” all about? Delving into police reports, newspaper clippings, and amateur plays, Otto Boele finds that Russian youth were not at all swept away by the self-indulgent lifestyle of the novel’s hero. In fact, Saninism was more smoke than fire—a figment of the public imagination triggered by anxieties about the revolution of 1905 and the twilight of the Russian empire. The reception of the novel, Boele shows, reflected much deeper worries caused by economic reforms, an increase in social mobility, and changing attitudes toward sexuality. Showing how literary criticism interacts with the age-old medium of rumor, Erotic Nihilism in Late Imperial Russia offers a meticulous analysis of the scandal’s coverage in the provincial press and the reactions of young people who appealed to their peers to resist the novel’s nihilistic message. By examining the complex dialogue between readers and writers, children and parents, this study provides fascinating insights into Russian culture on the eve of World War I.

Writing at Russia's Borders

By Katya Hokanson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Isbn : 1442691816
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 287
  • File Pdf: writing-at-russia-s-borders.pdf

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It is often assumed that cultural identity is determined in a country?s metropolitan centres. Given Russia?s long tenure as a geographically and socially diverse empire, however, there is a certain distillation of peripheral experiences and ideas that contributes just as much to theories of national culture as do urban-centred perspectives. Writing at Russia?s Border argues that Russian literature needs to be reexamined in light of the fact that many of its most important nineteenth-century texts are peripheral, not in significance but in provenance. Katya Hokanson makes the case that the fluid and ever-changing cultural and linguistic boundaries of Russia?s border regions profoundly influenced the nation?s literature, posing challenges to stereotypical or territorially based conceptions of Russia?s imperial, military, and cultural identity. A highly canonical text such as Pushkin?s Eugene Onegin (1831), which is set in European Russia, is no less dependent on the perspectives of those living at the edges of the Russian Empire than is Tolstoy?s The Cossacks (1863), which is explicitly set on Russia?s border and has become central to the Russian canon. Hokanson cites the influence of these and other ?peripheral? texts as proof that Russia?s national identity was dependent upon the experiences of people living in the border areas of an expanding empire. Produced at a cultural moment of contrast and exchange, the literature of the periphery represented a negotiation of different views of Russian identity, an ingredient that was ultimately essential even to literature produced in the major cities. Writing at Russia?s Border upends popular ideas of national cultural production and is a fascinating study of the social implications of nineteenth-century Russian literature.