Wie verkraftet guy einen Schicksalsschlag? Der griechische Arzt Galen weiß hierzu Rat, denn er hat selbst bei einem model all sein Hab und intestine verloren, unwiederbringlich - seine berufliche und wirtschaftliche Existenz warfare damit beinahe zunichte gemacht: »Dieses Verlusts bin ich mir an jedem einzelnen Tag bewusst, wenn ich das eine Mal ohne Buch, ein andermal ohne software und dann wieder ohne Arznei dastehe, die ich doch brauche.« Und trotzdem bleibt Galen gelassen. Sein Rezept: guy schaue nicht auf das, used to be guy verloren hat, sondern auf das, used to be einem noch geblieben ist - und freue sich darüber. Diese Sichtweise lasse sich antrainieren, schreibt er in diesem short an einen alten Freund.
By Red Pine
Poems of the Masters: China's vintage Anthology of T'ang and Sung Dynasty Verse, appears to be like in a bilingual version by means of famous translator crimson Pine (aka invoice Porter).
Poetry is China's maximum paintings, and Poems of the Masters is without doubt one of the classics of chinese language literature. For 8 centuries, this anthology of T'ang- and Sung-dynasty poetry has been part of each student's schooling. Translated in its entirety for the 1st time into English, this bilingual variation contains the most-quoted poems within the chinese via the giants of the tradition—Tu Fu, Li Pai, and Wang Wei—as good as poems by way of writers little identified within the West.
As in his prior chinese language translations, pink Pine's concise, direct remedy of the poetry, his celebrated scholarship and large notes enable the English reader to adventure one of many world's nice books.
By Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca
The New international tale of the Spanish explorer Cabeza de Vaca in his personal words
This riveting actual tale is the 1st significant narrative detailing the exploration of North the US through Spanish conquistadors (1528-1536). the writer, Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, was once a fortune-seeking Spanish nobleman and the treasurer of an day trip despatched to assert for Spain an unlimited zone of today's southern usa. In basic, easy prose, Cabeza de Vaca chronicles the nine-year odyssey persisted through the boys after a shipwreck pressured them to make a westward trip walking from present-day Florida via Louisiana and Texas into California. In thirty-eight short chapters, Cabeza de Vaca describes the ratings of normal and human hindrances they encountered as they made their method throughout an unknown land. Cabeza de Vaca's gripping account deals a trove of ethnographic details, together with descriptions and interpretations of local cultures, making it a strong precursor to trendy anthropology.
By Miguel de Cervantes
Con motivo de los four hundred años de l. a. muerte de Miguel de Cervantes, publicamos una antología única, a shipment de José María Micó, que reúne aquellos fragmentos emblemáticos de Don Quijote de l. a. Mancha, Viaje al Parnaso, y los prólogos que escribió el propio Cervantes a sus obras, que revelan algunas de las claves de su ingenio y su poética.
Written 400 years prior to the start of Christ, this particular modern account of the fight among Athens and Sparta stands a superb opportunity of pleasant the author's bold declare that the paintings "was performed to final forever." The conflicts among the 2 empires over transport, alternate, and colonial enlargement got here to a head in 431 b.c. in Northern Greece, and the full Greek global was once plunged into 27 years of struggle. Thucydides utilized a keenness for accuracy and a contempt for fable and romance in compiling this exhaustively authentic list of the disastrous clash that finally ended the Athenian empire.
Scomparso in keeping with secoli dalle biblioteche di letterati e sapienti ostili alle tesi epicuree, e riscoperto solo in pieno Rinascimento grazie a un umanista che ne rinvenne una copia in un monastero tedesco, il De rerum natura, poema filosofico in esametri composto da Lucrezio nel I secolo d.C., è un unicum nella storia della letteratura e del pensiero antico. Si compone di tre coppie di libri che hanno consistent with argomento l. a. fisica - il molteplice aggregarsi degli atomi, in un ciclo infinito di nascita e di distruzione - los angeles natura e il cosmo. Ispirato alla tradizione greca di poemi didascalici oggi andati perduti, il De rerum natura è al contempo un'opera letteraria ricca d'immagini evocative, invenzioni linguistiche, picchi lirici e passaggi avvincenti quali l. a. celebre fenomenologia dell'amore e l. a. toccante descrizione della peste di Atene. Il capolavoro di Lucrezio è anche un viaggio iniziatico attraverso gli insegnamenti del maestro Epicuro. Solo conoscendo i principi che regolano l. a. natura e l'uomo, infatti, il saggio potrà raggiungere l'unico traguardo davvero ambito: los angeles prospettiva di prezioso distacco da cui contemplare le cose, libero dai travagli di ogni giorno, con los angeles gioia e il sollievo dell'uomo salvo sulla riva che fissa lo sguardo sul mare in tempesta.
By Anthony Trollope
Edited with an creation and Notes by way of Stephen Wall
Alice Vavasor can't come to a decision no matter if to marry her bold yet violent cousin George or the upright and gentlemanly John gray - and reveals herself accepting and rejecting each one of them in flip. more and more harassed approximately her personal emotions and not able to forgive herself for such vacillation, her scenario is contrasted with that of her pal woman Glencora - compelled to marry the emerging flesh presser Plantagenet Palliser with a purpose to hinder the valueless Burgo Fitzgerald from losing her enormous fortune. In asking his readers to pardon Alice for her transgression of the Victorian ethical code, Trollope created a telling and wide-ranging account of the social global of his day.
By Franz Kafka
I've got just one request," Kafka wrote to his writer Kurt Wolff in 1913. "'The Stoker,' 'The Metamorphosis,' and 'The Judgment' belong jointly, either inwardly and outwardly. there's an visible connection one of the 3, and, much more very important, a mystery one, for which cause i might be reluctant to forego the opportunity of getting them released jointly in a publication, that can be referred to as The Sons."
“The Judgment,” “The Stoker,” and “The Metamorphosis” translated by means of Willa and Edwin Muir.
“Letter to His Father” translated through Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins.
All translations revised and up-to-date by way of Arthur S. Wensinger.
By Oscar Wilde
After turning into concerned with the Nihilist move and being expert as an murderer, Vera falls in love with Alexis, one other member of the crowd. yet Vera quickly reveals out that the reality approximately Alexis places the 2 of them at odds, and he or she should make a choice from him and her cause.
Loosely in keeping with the lifetime of Russian progressive Vera Zasulich, Vera used to be now not played till years after it was once written, whilst an American actress, Marie Prescott, and her husband bought the rights to accomplish the play.
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By Edna St. Vincent Millay
Millay's first 3 books of lyrics and sonnets are amassed right here: Renascence, moment April, and A Few Figs from Thistles.
With a balanced and appreciative advent and helpful annotations, this quantity provides a number of the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet's top paintings within which she weaves mind, emotion, and irony.