And of our life as dreams" The New York Times. And in the magnificent novella Ehrengard, Dinesen tells of the powerful yet restrained rapport between a noble Wagnerian beauty and a rakish artist. Of dreams. In the classic "babette's feast, " a mysterious Frenchwoman prepares a sumptuous feast for a gathering of religious ascetics and, in doing so, introduces them to the true essence of grace.
Winter's Tales Vintage InternationalVintage #ad - In isak dinesen's universe, the magical enchantment of the fairy tale and the moral resonance of myth coexist with an unflinching grasp of the most obscure human strengths and weaknesses. A landowner, seeking to prove a principle, inadvertently exposes the ferocity of mother love. Shimmering and haunting, dinesen's winter's Tales transport us, through their author's deft guidance of our desire to imagine, to the mysterious place where all stories are born.
A despairing author abandons his wife, he learns love's true value and returns to her, but in the course of a long night's wandering, only to find her a different woman than the one he left. A wealthy young traveler melts the hauteur of a lovely woman by masquerading as her aged and loyal servant.
Seven Gothic TalesReading Essentials #ad - Seven gothic tales was instantly popular when it was first published in 1934, revolving around mysterious, bizarre or supernatural events that explore questions of philosophy and identity. Although writing of death and failed loved affairs, Dinesen’s lush, ornate prose also has moments of humour. .
Last Tales Vintage InternationalVintage #ad - Last tales is a collection of twelve of the last tales that Isak Dinesen wrote before her death in 1962. They include seven tales from albondocani, " an unfinished gothic tale of a couple bedeviled by an old letter and a gypsy's spell; and three tales of winter, " a drunken, including "Converse at Night in Copenhagen, a projected novel that was never completed; "The Caryatids, all-night conversation between a boy-king, a prostitute, and a poor young poet.
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A modernist masterpiece: the nobel prize winner’s first and most important novelA Penguin Classic First published in Norway in 1890, Hunger probes the depths of consciousness with frightening and gripping power. Contemptuous of novels of his time and what he saw as their stereotypical plots and empty characters, peculiar life of the mind, Knut Hamsun embarked on “an attempt to describe the strange, the mysteries of the nerves in a starving body.
Hunger Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics #ad - Like the works of dostoyevsky, it marks an extraordinary break with Western literary and humanistic traditions. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.
Naïve SuperCanongate Books #ad - He becomes obsessed by time and whether it actually matters. He faxes his meteorologist friend. Troubled by an inability to find any meaning in his life, the 25-year-old narrator of this deceptively simple novel quits university and eventually arrives at his brother's New York apartment. In a bid to discover what life is all about, he writes lists.
He endlessly bounces a ball against the wall. He befriends a small boy who lives next door. He yearns to get to the bottom of life and how best to live it. Funny, friendly, enigmatic and frequently poignant - superbly naive.
Out of Africa: and Shadows on the Grass Vintage InternationalVintage #ad - With classic simplicity and a painter's feeling for atmosphere and detail, Isak Dinesen tells of the years she spent from 1914 to 1931 managing a coffee plantation in Kenya.
Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances, and Home RemediesAnchor #ad - While still in her mother's womb, her daughter to be weeps so violently she causes an early labor, and little Tita slips out amid the spices and fixings for noodle soup. The bestselling phenomenon and inspiration for the award-winning film. Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in turn-of-the-century Mexico blends poignant romance and bittersweet wit.
. This classic love story takes place on the De la Garza ranch, as the tyrannical owner, Mama Elena, chops onions at the kitchen table in her final days of pregnancy. This early encounter with food soon becomes a way of life, and Tita grows up to be a master chef, using cooking to express herself and sharing recipes with readers along the way.
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Casey presents thoughtful reflections on the beliefs and values of asceticism, chastity, leisure, reading, silence, and poverty - putting these traditional Benedictine values into the context of modern life and the spiritual aspirations of people today. Michael casey, a monk and scholar who has been publishing his wise teachings on the Rule of St.
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Aetherial Worlds: StoriesVintage #ad - With the emotional insight of chekhov, and a unique blend of humor and poetry all her own, the surreal satire of Gogol, Tolstaya transmutes the quotidian into aetherial alternatives. A foxy, original writer. Playful and poetic. Everything in this generous writer’s hands is vivid and alive …Tolstaya is divinely quotable—slangy, lyrical, indignant, crude.
. It’s all sublime. The swerve and cackle, the breeziness and dark depths. The torrents of language and the offhand perfect touch…She has been compared to Chekhov. Whether contemplating the strategic complexities of delivering telegrams in Leningrad or the meditative melancholy of holiday aspic, vibrant inner lives and the grim elements of existence are registered in equally sharp detail in a starkly bleak but sympathetic vision of life on earth.
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