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The Road Not Taken And Other Poems

Author: Robert Frost
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698141784
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A deluxe edition of Frost’s early poems, selected by poet David Orr for the centennial of “The Road Not Taken” For one hundred years, Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” has enchanted and challenged readers with its deceptively simple premise—a person reaches a fork in the road, facing a choice full of doubt and possibility. The Road Not Taken and Other Poems presents Frost’s best-loved poem along with other works from his brilliant early years, including such poems as “After Apple-Picking,” “The Oven Bird,” and “Mending Wall.” Award-winning poet and critic David Orr’s introduction discusses why Frost remains so central (if often misunderstood) in American culture and how the beautiful intricacy of his poetry keeps inviting generation after generation to search for meaning in his work. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Road Not Taken

Author: David Orr
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698140893
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A cultural “biography” of Robert Frost’s beloved poem, arguably the most popular piece of literature written by an American “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood . . .” One hundred years after its first publication in August 1915, Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken” is so ubiquitous that it’s easy to forget that it is, in fact, a poem. Yet poetry it is, and Frost’s immortal lines remain unbelievably popular. And yet in spite of this devotion, almost everyone gets the poem hopelessly wrong. David Orr’s The Road Not Taken dives directly into the controversy, illuminating the poem’s enduring greatness while revealing its mystifying contradictions. Widely admired as the poetry columnist for The New York Times Book Review, Orr is the perfect guide for lay readers and experts alike. Orr offers a lively look at the poem’s cultural influence, its artistic complexity, and its historical journey from the margins of the First World War all the way to its canonical place today as a true masterpiece of American literature. “The Road Not Taken” seems straightforward: a nameless traveler is faced with a choice: two paths forward, with only one to walk. And everyone remembers the traveler taking “the one less traveled by, / And that has made all the difference.” But for a century readers and critics have fought bitterly over what the poem really says. Is it a paean to triumphant self-assertion, where an individual boldly chooses to live outside conformity? Or a biting commentary on human self-deception, where a person chooses between identical roads and yet later romanticizes the decision as life altering? What Orr artfully reveals is that the poem speaks to both of these impulses, and all the possibilities that lie between them. The poem gives us a portrait of choice without making a decision itself. And in this, “The Road Not Taken” is distinctively American, for the United States is the country of choice in all its ambiguous splendor. Published for the poem’s centennial—along with a new Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of Frost’s poems, edited and introduced by Orr himself—The Road Not Taken is a treasure for all readers, a triumph of artistic exploration and cultural investigation that sings with its own unforgettably poetic voice.

Charlie Und Die Schokoladenfabrik

Author: Roald Dahl
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783499213366
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So ein sagenhaftes Glück für den armen hungrigen Charlie! Er darf die geheimnisvolle Fabrik besichtigen, wo Schokoladenströme fliessen und die tollsten Erfindungen gemacht werden. Ab 7. - Vgl. Kinofilm.

Das Dritte Leben

Author: Juan Villoro
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446252053
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Lange Jahre nach ihrer wilden Zeit als Rockmusiker leben Mario und Tony ein neues Leben. Der eine ist Manager einer gläsernen Hotelpyramide, mitten im tropischen Dickicht an der Küste von Mexiko. Der andere versucht dort gerade, die Bewegungen der Fische im Aquarium in Klänge umzuwandeln. In „La Pirámide“ wird gelangweilten Europäern der ultimative Kick geboten: Während die Gewalt der einheimischen Drogenmafia keine Grenzen kennt, vergnügen sich die Gäste mit russisch Roulette oder kurzfristigen Entführungen durch Guerilladarsteller. Als zwei Taucher brutal ermordet werden, hört der Spaß auf und Mario weiht Tony in das Geheimnis seines dritten Lebens ein. Eine grandiose Persiflage auf unsere Gegenwart, die dekadenter und dämlicher nicht sein könnte.

Billy Budd Vortoppmann Auf Der Indomitable

Author: Herman Melville
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 3736874634
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Das Werk "Billy Budd" ist der letzte Roman des amerikanischen Schriftstellers Herman Melville (1819–1891). Verfasst zwischen 1886 und 1891, blieb er lange Zeit verschollen und erst 1924 wiederentdeckt und veröffentlicht. Das Manuskript konnte offensichtlich von dem Autor vor seinem Tode nicht mehr vollendet werden und wirft eine Reihe von Problemen auf, die das Verständnis und auch die Deutung des Romans erschweren.

Die Glasglocke

Author: Sylvia Plath
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Der Versuch einer seelisch verkapselten 19jährigen Amerikanerin, sich in das Leben zu stürzen, um Erfahrungen zu sammeln, endet mit ihrer Einlieferung in eine psychiatrische Klinik.

The Dharma Bums

Author: Jack Kerouac
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101199305
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Jack Kerouac’s classic novel about friendship, the search for meaning, and the allure of nature First published in 1958, a year after On the Road put the Beat Generation on the map, The Dharma Bums stands as one of Jack Kerouac's most powerful and influential novels. The story focuses on two ebullient young Americans--mountaineer, poet, and Zen Buddhist Japhy Ryder, and Ray Smith, a zestful, innocent writer--whose quest for Truth leads them on a heroic odyssey, from marathon parties and poetry jam sessions in San Francisco's Bohemia to solitude and mountain climbing in the High Sierras. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Grashalme

Author: Walt Whitman
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3843015430
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Walt Whitman: Grashalme. (Auswahl) Erstdruck der ersten Version (anonym im Selbstverlag): Brooklyn, New York 1855. Die Ausgabe wurde in den folgenden 8 Auflagen immer wieder erweitert. Die endgültige Version der Sammlung erschien als Ausgabe letzter Hand: Philadelphia (David McKay) 1891/92. Der Text der hier vorliegenden Auswahl folgt der Übers. v. Wilhelm Schölermann. Vollständige Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Whitman, Walt: Grashalme. Übers. v. Wilhelm Schölermann, Leipzig: Eugen Diederichs, 1904 Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Thomas Eakins, Porträt von Walt Whitman, 1887-88. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

The Three Musketeers

Author: Alexandre Dumas
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101201527
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"We read The Three Musketeers to experience a sense of romance and for the sheer excitement of the story," reflected Clifton Fadiman. "In these violent pages all is action, intrigue, suspense, surprise--an almost endless chain of duels, murders, love affairs, unmaskings, ambushes, hairbreadth escapes, wild rides. It is all impossible and it is all magnificent." First published in 1844, Alexandre Dumas's swashbuckling epic chronicles the adventures of D'Artagnan, a gallant young nobleman who journeys to Paris in 1625 hoping to join the ranks of musketeers guarding Louis XIII. He soon finds himself fighting alongside three heroic comrades--Athos, Porthos, and Aramis--who seek to uphold the honor of the king by foiling the wicked plots of Cardinal Richelieu and the beautiful spy "Milady." "Dumas will be read a hundred, nay, three hundred years on," wrote John Galsworthy. "His greatest creation is undoubtedly D'Artagnan, type at once of the fighting adventurer and of the trusty servant, whose wily blade is ever at the back of those whose hearts have neither his magnanimity nor his courage. Few, if any, characters in fiction inspire one with such belief in their individual existences. . . . To one who made D'Artagnan all shall be forgiven." Clifton Fadiman agreed: "Dumas enjoyed writing his stories. . . . The pleasure he must have felt in creating D'Artagnan's troubles and triumphs flashes out of these pages. . . . Dumas rampaged through the history of France, inventing, changing, distorting--doing whatever was needed to produce a tale to hold the reader breathless."

Dracula

Author: Bram Stoker
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101549793
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Of the many admiring reviews Bram Stoker's Dracula received when it first appeared in 1897, the most astute praise came from the author's mother, who wrote her son: "It is splendid. No book since Mrs. Shelley's Frankenstein or indeed any other at all has come near yours in originality, or terror." A popular bestseller in Victorian England, Stoker's hypnotic tale of the bloodthirsty Count Dracula, whose nocturnal atrocities are symbolic of an evil ages old yet forever new, endures as the quintessential story of suspense and horror. The unbridled lusts and desires, the diabolical cravings that Stoker dramatized with such mythical force, render Dracula resonant and unsettling a century later.