Download Aristophanes Birds by Aristophanes PDF

By Aristophanes

Birds is usually famous as certainly one of Aristophanes' masterpieces, for its innovative plot (it is the resource of the note "Cloudcuckooland"), and its captivating and unique lyrics. This abridgment of Nan Dunbar's greatly acclaimed version of Birds, released in 1995, preserves all of the fabric designed to assist the fewer complex scholar of Greek or the non-specialist to translate, comprehend, and revel in the play. It additionally keeps the notes on staging, however the metrical, textual, and ornithological difficulties are handled extra summarily, and in simple terms illustrative parallels are passed over.

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Download Odd Ducks by Bryden MacDonald PDF

By Bryden MacDonald

Welcome to the small city of Tartan go, Nova Scotia, the place skeletons rattle in closets and previous histories are so intertwined that the lives of 4 fortysomething, eccentric characters became so advanced that anything must swap. within the comedy, extraordinary geese, award-winning playwright Bryden MacDonald positions his 4 characters on the breaking point of existential angst and the motion unfolds from there.

At the centre of the drama is Ambrose, an irredeemable reprobate and the kind of man who rants philosophically on the bar whereas mooching beer from his neighbors. He's a narcissist who thinks he's God's reward to ladies. And he's having an affair with Mandy Menzies, a captivating and lovely brunette who was once the highschool attractiveness queen yet is now caught in a wedding of comfort and a lifetime of boredom. Her housekeeper, Estelle Carmichael, has noticeable all of it, yet her prickly external belies a loving middle. The dryly humorous Freddy Durdle is the right counter-balance to over-the-top Ambrose.

All 4 oddballs look caught of their lives, yet searing sarcasm relieves the boredom and loopy, daily dramas reduction their fight to maneuver on and hold issues gentle.

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Download Classical Greek Ritual Theater by Jan F. Brouwer PDF

By Jan F. Brouwer

During this learn a cross-over is made among fields of inquiry. A
theoretical version from anthropology, Communitas, may be utilized to the
phenomenon of classical Greek theater. the aim of this cross-over is
to achieve a greater knowing of the performance of theater in fifth
century Athens. it truly is basically the purpose of this new interpreting of
ancient comedy and tragedy to provide a contribution to a extra right
interpretation of historic literary texts. therefore this ebook will express
itself invaluable within the box of conventional philology. Secondly the examine
wants to teach itself important within the box of anthropology, through giving
examples from Antiquity underlining and clarifying the theories of Van
Gennep and Turner. From an anthropological viewpoint it truly is
interesting to work out that Turner's findings not just make clear the
functionality of non-theatrical rituals, but in addition the workings of
theatrical rituals.

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Download Gekkou by Natsuki Mamiya PDF

By Natsuki Mamiya

THIS isn't really AN legitimate TRANSLATION, this can be a TRANSLATION performed by way of THE FANS

Gekkou, or "Moonlight", is set the ordinary courting among a cynical boy and an ideal girl.

Said cynical boy is Nonomiya who spends day in time out in boredom, taking safe haven from his uninteresting existence in his mind's eye. One fateful day, he occurs upon the computing device of the much-rumored attractiveness Youko Tsukimori, missed at the flooring. Poking out from it's a scrap of paper with the unforeseen name "Murder Recipe". His curiosity ignited, he instantly stuffs it into his pocket, in simple terms to determine the promising recipe includes not anything yet situations which could or would possibly not bring about lethal injuries, now not even important of being known as a plan.

When he tentatively asks her approximately it the following day, she hasn't misplaced something. yet then her father dies. An accident...

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Download Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis PDF

By Kingsley Amis

Looked by way of many because the best, and funniest, comedian novel of the 20th century, fortunate Jim is still as trenchant, withering, and eloquently misanthropic as while it first scandalized readers in 1954. this is often the tale of Jim Dixon, a hapless lecturer in medieval heritage at a provincial college who understands larger than so much that "there was once no finish to the ways that great issues are nicer than nasty ones." Amis's scabrous debut leads the reader via a gallery of emphatically English bores, cranks, frauds, and neurotics, with each one of whom Dixon needs to contend in a single manner or one other for you to carry directly to his soft educational perch and win the lady of his fancy.

More than simply a cruel satire of cloistered collage existence and stuffy post-war manners, fortunate Jim is an assault at the forces of boredom, no matter what shape they could take, and a piece of artwork that right away distills and extends a whole culture of English comedian writing, from Fielding and Dickens via Wodehouse and Waugh. As Christopher Hitchens has written, "if you could photograph Bertie or Jeeves being in a position to real malice, and concurrently think Evelyn Waugh forgetting approximately unique sin, you've gotten the mix of innocence and event that makes this brief romp so imperishable."

Kingsley Amis (1922--1995) used to be a well-liked and prolific British novelist, poet, and critic, broadly considered as one of many maximum satirical writers of the 20 th century. He received an English scholarship to St John's collage, Oxford, the place he all started a lifelong friendship with fellow pupil Philip Larkin. Following military provider in WWII he accomplished his measure and joined the college on the collage collage of Swansea in Wales. fortunate Jim, his first novel, seemed in 1954 to nice acclaim and gained a Somerset Maugham Award; from that time on he might post approximately a e-book a yr. Amis acquired the Booker Prize for his novel The outdated Devils in 1986 and used to be knighted via Queen Elizabeth II in 1990.

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Download Tuff: A Novel by Paul Beatty PDF

By Paul Beatty

As fast paced and hard-edged because the Harlem streets it portrays, Tuff indicates off all the notable ability that Paul Beatty confirmed off in his first novel, The White Boy Shuffle.

Weighing in at 320 kilos, Winston “Tuffy” Foshay, is an East Harlem denizen who breaks jaws and shoots canines and goals of thousands from his notion Cap’n Crunch: The motion picture, starring Danny DeVito. His ally is a disabled Muslim who desires to rob banks, his guiding gentle is an ex-hippie Asian girl who labored for Malcolm X, and his spouse, Yolanda, he married from reformatory over the telephone. Shrewdly comical as this impressive novel is, it turns acerbically elegant whilst the annoyed Tuffy is of the same opinion to run for urban Council. neatly irreverent and edgily fierce, Tuff is a bona fide unique.

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By Steve Martin

Daniel Pecan Cambridge, 30, 35, 38, or 27, looking on how he feels that day, is a tender guy whose existence is wealthy and whole, supplied he by no means leaves his Santa Monica house. in spite of everything, outdoors there are 8-inch-high curbs and there's continually the terrible likelihood he could see a gasoline station attendant donning a blue hat. So, with the exception of the occasional journey to the ceremony reduction to appreciate the California lady Zandy and to shop for earplugs simply because they're on sale, he remains domestic much. And a very good factor too, or he may have by no means been falsely implicated in a homicide, by no means virtually seduced Philipa, by no means performed the very unlikely activity of walking round the block with Brian, by no means ironed his pillows, and he may well by no means have gained the main commonplace American essay contest. The excitement of My corporation is the chronicle of a modern day neurotic craving to damage unfastened.

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Download The Extra Man: A Novel by Jonathan Ames PDF

By Jonathan Ames

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Jonathan Ames, whose debut novel I move Like Night was once enthusiastically praised through Philip Roth and Joyce Carol Oates, has up with a super and comedian moment novel.

Louis Ives, the narrator of The additional Man, fancies himself a tender gentleman formed after his heroes within the books of F. Scott Fitzgerald. He attire the half -- favoring neckties, blue blazers, and activity coats. yet he additionally has a penchant for women's garments, a weak spot that motives him to lose his activity as a instructor at a Princeton day university after a strange incident concerning a colleague's brassiere. Thrust out of Princeton, he heads to big apple the place he rents an inexpensive room within the madly discombobulated residence of Henry Harrison, a failed yet significant playwright who dances on my own to Ethel Merman documents, sneaks into Broadway indicates, and plays with nice kind the tasks of a walker -- an escort for the wealthy widows of the higher East Side.

The males, separated in age by way of greater than 40 years, advance a dating that's irascible mentor and keen apprentice, they usually shape a bond the depths of which neither anticipated. yet Louis, whilst he's now not with Henry, has fascinations that lead him to an strange group at the fringes of the intercourse international of occasions sq.. He develops a mystery lifestyles there, which he fears can be his undoing and which he needs to hold hidden from Henry in any respect costs.

A hilarious but relocating tale approximately friendship and longing, The additional Man is an unique and unforgettable novel through considered one of America's such a lot proficient younger writers.

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