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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.

Milk And Honey Milch Und Honig

Author: Rupi Kaur
Publisher: Lago
ISBN: 3957620880
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Überleben ist das große Thema von milk and honey - milch und honig. Die lyrischen und prosaischen Texte im Mega-Bestseller aus den USA drehen sich um die Erfahrungen, die Frauen mit Gewalt, Verlust, Missbrauch, Liebe und Feminismus gemacht haben. Jedes der vier Kapitel dient einem anderen Zweck, beschäftigt sich mit einem anderen Schmerz, heilt eine andere Wunde. milk and honey - milch und honig führt seine Leser durch die bittersten Momente im Leben einer Frau und gibt Trost. Denn Trost lässt sich überall finden, wenn man es nur zulässt.

Die New York Trilogie

Author: Paul Auster
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783499125485
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Jeder der drei Romane der 'New York-Trilogie' wirkt zunächst wie eine klassische, spannungsgeladene Kriminalgeschichte, die den Leser mit raffiniert ausgelegten 'Ködern' in den Bann zieht. Aber bald scheinen die vordergründig logischen Zusammenhänge nicht

Lebendiger Buddha

Author: Jack Kerouac
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3458749209
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Die neu entdeckte Biographie von Jack Kerouac über den historischen Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, und den Weg zur Erleuchtung. In den 50er Jahren entdeckte Jack Kerouac seine Faszination für den Buddhismus. Diese spirituelle Erweckung fand ihre literarische Form in "Lebendiger Buddha". Mit großer poetischer Ausdruckskraft erzählt er nicht nur das Leben des Siddhartha Gautama, sondern schreibt gleichzeitig eine Einführung in die buddhistische Lehre. "Lebendiger Buddha" ist das amerikanische Pendant zu Hermann Hesses "Siddhartha".

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.

Letztes Lied Einer Vergangenen Welt

Author: Anthony Marra
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518744771
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Keiner versteht es so wie Roman Markin, Menschen einfach verschwinden zu lassen. Wer im Leningrad der 1930er-Jahre staatlich liquidiert wird, dessen Foto landet auf dem Tisch des Retuscheurs. Nicht ein einziges Bild soll bezeugen, dass diese Person je existiert hat. Doch eines Tages will Roman nicht dem Vergessen dienen, sondern sich erinnern: an seinen Bruder – und bringt sich damit in große Gefahr ... Anthony Marra erzählt von Menschen zu ganz unterschiedlichen Zeiten: von der Primaballerina, die im Gulag Schwanensee tanzen muss; von ihrer Enkelin Galina, die sich an das Einzige klammert, was ihr von ihrer Jugendliebe bleibt: ein Gemälde des idyllischen Ortes, an dem er starb; von Kolya und seinem Bruder, die sich in der Trostlosigkeit einer sibirischen Bergbaustadt an den einzigen Traum klammern, der ihnen bleibt: die Weite des Weltalls, im Ohr die Nussknacker-Suite. Wie kann man Menschen erinnern? Und woran sich halten, wenn alles verloren ist? Anthony Marra schreibt von dort, wo nichts geblieben ist außer Ruinen und Erinnerungen. Von dem, was uns auseinanderreißt, und dem Kitt, der uns alle zusammenhält – der Hoffnung auf Erlösung. Geschichten von berückender Schönheit, die zusammen so episch und ergreifend sind wie ein Roman.