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Nietzsche: The God of Groundhog Day By Michael Faust
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Is Groundhog Day the greatest philosophical movie of all time? It examines Nietzsche's eternal recurrence, Camus' Myth of Sisyphus, and the possibility of becoming a Superman and even a god. Did... More > Nietzsche's atheism disguise a pious Lutheran spirit? What is the basis of our love of music? What are the implications of building a machine that gives us everything we want? Is narrative non-fiction a form of parasitism? Do novels have personalities? How can a book be loved by some and hated by others? Is the publishing industry dominated by people of a certain Myers-Briggs type, and are certain sections of the population being denied the sorts of books they would like to read because the books they enjoy aren’t rated by commissioning editors? Is the human race destined to be always stupid? Did German philosopher Hegel think he was God? This is a book by the Pythagorean Illuminati.< Less
Pigs By Russell Hatler
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Pigs is a hybrid novel, consisting of historical chapters and short stories. The first several chapters tell the story of a fictitious German family of tenuous nobility who escape from East Germany... More > during the Soviet occupation, dodging Stasi agents and border guards, and eventually settle in Hood River, OR, where they build a Bed and Breakfast modeled after King Ludwig’s Schloss Linderhof castle. The succeeding chapters are short stories about the lives of lodgers who stay at the Neue Schloss Linderhof. In many respects the compendium mirrors the tradition of “Winesburg, Ohio” by Sherwood Anderson or “Spoon River Anthology” by Edgar Lee Masters. The eponymous “Pigs” are metaphorical constructs in the guise of mature, thoroughly insensitive, atavistic, uber-powerful, all-growed-up men. In other words, men.< Less
A Captive Life By Helen Saker - Parsons
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A Historical, fictional novel set during the Second World War. It centres on a man, Thomas Bartlett, who seeks adventure as a soldier after being kept confined to his house by his mother for most of... More > his life. He soon finds himself as a prisoner of war in Italy, where he questions his reluctance to escape. Once the Italians surrender he is forced to hide in the mountains to await the arrival of the Allied forces and avoid the German ones. Thus starts another journey for Bartlett. It is one of love, of loss, endurance and infidelity. He is forced to make several decisions along the way, some of which have fatal consequences. But ultimately he has to choose whether to face his demons or forever try to escape them.< Less
The Goose Man By Jakob Wassermann
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Ludwig Lewisohn (May 30, 1882 – December 31, 1955) was an... More > outspoken critic of American Jewish assimilation, novelist and translator, known for his novel The Island Within. He wrote several autobiographies, translated German literature and wrote the preface to the first English language edition of Otto Rank's seminal work Art and Artist. Lewisohn also authored the book The Poets of Modern France, a translation of major French poets into English. At the time this book was published he was said to be "Professor At The Ohio State University." He also authored several works on Judaica and Zionism.Lewisohn was born in Berlin, Germany, and immigrated to the United States in 1890 with his parents. The family settled in Charleston, South Carolina. Excerpt from:< Less
Greenmantle By John Buchan
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Greenmantle is the second of five novels by John Buchan featuring the character of Richard Hannay, first published in 1916 by Hodder & Stoughton, London. It is one of two Hannay novels set during... More > the First World War, the other being Mr Standfast (1919); Hannay's first and best-known adventure, The Thirty-Nine Steps (1915), is set in the period immediately preceding the war.Hannay is called in to investigate rumours of an uprising in the Muslim world, and undertakes a perilous journey through enemy territory to meet his friend Sandy in Constantinople. Once there, he and his friends must thwart the Germans' plans to use religion to help them win the war, climaxing at the battle of Erzurum.The book opens in November 1915, with Hannay and his friend Sandy convalescing from wounds received at the Battle of Loos. Excerpt from: Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Anna Karenin [Greek, Modern (1453-)] By Leo, graf Tolstoy
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Anna Karenina is a 1920 German silent historical film directed by Frederic Zelnik and starring Lya Mara, Johannes Riemann and Heinrich Peer. It is an adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's novel Anna... More > Karenina. Excerpt from: Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (/ˈtoʊlstɔɪ, ˈtɒl-/; Russian: Лев Никола́евич Толсто́й, pronounced [lʲɛf nʲɪkɐˈlaɪvʲɪtɕ tɐlˈstoj] ( listen); 9 September [O.S. 28 August] 1828 – 20 November [O.S. 7 November] 1910), usually referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time.Born to an aristocratic Russian family in 1828, he is best known for the novels War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877), often cited as pinnacles of realist fiction. Excerpt from:< Less
Jewish Days By Elias Sassoon
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Our protagonist is Artie Shamash. The story explores his conflicted persona. How did that persona, his role identity develop? What is the mechanism involved that shapes each of us? The novel seeks to... More > understand by through Artie Shamash’s life. On its face, the book’s a study of a man born into a world of secular Judaism and its assimilationist trend in America; we see the stress this creates. On another level, the theme is more universal, how each of our identities, our roles such as Christian, Jew, Muslim, American, Russian, German, etc., are nurtured. The novel spins counter-clockwise. It opens with Artie Shamash as the mature-conflict driven adult before examining, in episodic fashion, the subtle and not-so-subtle influences that shaped this alienated soul. Roles we play in life are not internal to the individual. They are fostered upon us by those around us. Are we really free or subject to external influences that mold us into something other than we are? That is a question.< Less
Howards End By E. M. (Edward Morgan) Forster
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Howards End is a novel by E. M. Forster, first published in 1910, about social conventions, codes of conduct, and personal relationships in turn-of-the-century England.Howards End is considered by... More > some to be Forster's masterpiece. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked Howards End 38th on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.The story revolves around three families in England at the beginning of the 20th century: the Wilcoxes, rich capitalists with a fortune made in the Colonies; the half-German Schlegel siblings (Margaret, Tibby, and Helen), whose cultural pursuits have much in common with the real-life Bloomsbury Group; and the Basts, an impoverished young couple from a lower-middle-class background. Excerpt from: Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
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GEORGE ELIOT Adam Bede Mary Ann Evans ("George Eliot") was born Nov. 22, 1819, at South Farm, Arbury, Warwickshire, England, where her father was agent on the Newdigate estate. In her... More > youth, she was adept at butter-making and similar rural work, but she found time to master Italian and German. Her first important literary work was the translation of Strauss's "Life of Jesus" in 1844, and shortly after her father's death in 1849 she was writing in the "Westminster Review." It was not until 1856 that George Eliot settled down to the writing of novels. "Scenes from Clerical Life" first appeared serially in "Blackwood's Magazine" during 1857 and 1858; "Adam Bede," the first and most popular of her long stories, in 1859. In May, 1880, eighteen months after the death of her friend George Henry Lewes (see PHILOSOPHY, Vol. XIV), George Eliot married Mr. J. W. Cross. She died on December 22 in the same year. With all her sense of humour there is a note of sadness in George Eliot's novels.< Less
Clarissa Harlowe [Christmas Summary Classics] By Samuel Richardson
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Christmas Summary Classics This series contains summary of Classic books such as Emma, Arne, Arabian Nights, Pride and prejudice, Tower of London, Wealth of Nations etc. Each book is specially... More > crafted after reading complete book in less than 30 pages. One who wants to get joy of book reading especially in very less time can go for it. About the Book "Clarissa Harlowe," written after "Pamela," brought Richardson a European reputation. The first four volumes of the novel appeared in 1747, the last four in 1748, and during the next few years translations were being executed in French and German. Like "Pamela," the story itself is thin and simple, but the characters are drawn with a bolder and surer touch. "No work had appeared before," says Scott, "perhaps none has appeared since, containing so many direct appeals to the passions." Yet opinions were singularly divided as to its merits. Dr. Johnson said that the novel "enlarged the knowledge of human nature."< Less

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