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Marchen (Illustriert von Alfred Kubin) Die Nachtigall / Die kleine Seejungfrau / Der Reisekamerad [German] By H. C. (Hans Christian) Andersen
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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: Hans Christian Andersen (/ˈhɑːnz... More > ˈkrɪstʃən ˈændərsən/; Danish: [hanˀs kʰʁæsd̥jan ˈɑnɐsn̩] ( listen); often referred to in Scandinavia as H. C. Andersen; 2 April 1805 – 4 August 1875) was a Danish author. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales. Andersen's popularity is not limited to children; his stories, called eventyr in Danish, express themes that transcend age and nationality.Andersen's fairy tales, which have been translated into more than 125 languages, have become culturally embedded in the West's collective consciousness, readily accessible to children, but presenting lessons of virtue and resilience in the face of adversity for mature readers as well. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Christian_Andersen< Less
Racconti [Italian] By Caterina Percoto
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Racconti romani (Roman Tales) is a series of sixty-one short stories written by the Italian author, Alberto Moravia. Written and published initially in the Italian newspaper, Il Corriere della Sera,... More > they were published as a collection in 1954 by Bompiani. All of the stories are set in Rome or its surroundings after World War II and focus on 'the common people of Rome' (Roma popolana). The characters in these stories tend to be the unemployed, ex-convicts, waiters, drivers, con artists, thieves and petty criminals, the average man (or woman) and the lower classes aspiring to climb out of poverty.All the stories are told in the first person with the narrator often unnamed, although details are usually furnished to provide a clue to the narrator's identity, such as their occupation, motivations and social status. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racconti_romani Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Het Leven der Dieren: Deel 1, Hoofdstuk 05: Robben; Hoofdstuk 06: Insecteneters [Dutch] By Alfred Edmund Brehm
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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: Alfred Edmund Brehm (German pronunciation:... More > [ˈalfʁeːt ˈɛtmʊnt bʁeːm]) (2 February 1829 in Unterrenthendorf, now called Renthendorf – 11 November 1884 in Renthendorf) was a German zoologist, natural history illustrator and writer, the son of Christian Ludwig Brehm.Through the book title Brehms Tierleben, which he co-authored with Eduard Pechuël-Loesche, Wilhelm Haacke, and Richard Schmidtlein, his name became a household word for popular zoological literature.Alfred Brehm was brought up in the small Thuringian village Unterrenthendorf as the son of the minister Christian Ludwig Brehm and his second wife Bertha. Christian Ludwig Brehm made a name for himself as an ornithologist by publications and an extensive collection of stuffed birds. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Brehm< Less
Monsieur de Talleyrand [French] By Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve
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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: Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve (French: [sɛ̃t... More > bœv]; 23 December 1804, in Boulogne-sur-Mer – 13 October 1869, in Paris) was a literary critic of French literature.He was born in Boulogne, educated there, and studied medicine at the Collège Charlemagne in Paris (1824–27). In 1828, he served in the St Louis Hospital. Beginning in 1824, he contributed literary articles, the Premier lundis of his collected Works, to the newspaper Globe, and in 1827 he came, by a review of Victor Hugo's Odes et Ballades, into close association with Hugo and the Cénacle, the literary circle that strove to define the ideas of the rising Romanticism and struggle against classical formalism. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Augustin_Sainte-Beuve< Less
Moliere - OEuvres completes, Tome 1 [French] By Moliere
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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: Molière dans le rôle de César dans La Mort de... More > Pompée, peint par Nicolas Mignard (1658). Collection Comédie-Française de Paris.modifier Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, dit Molière, né à Paris, baptisé le 15 janvier 1622 en l'église Saint-Eustache, et mort le 17 février 1673 à l'âge de 51 ans dans la même ville, est un dramaturge et comédien français, considéré comme l'un des plus grands écrivains de la littérature universelle. Excerpt from: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moli%C3%A8re< Less
Imprisoned China(Part Two of Imprisoned Era)被囚禁的中国(《被囚禁的时代》第二部) By Xuanjun Xie
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本集文字作于1975年─1991年间,主要部分是谢选骏先生在1980年É... More >95;所作的有关中国命运的思考,是《新王国》一书的原始笔记。 本集文字偏重于社会政治的方面,故取名为《被囚禁的中国》(1991年),作为《被囚禁的时代》第二部,它和《被囚禁的时代》第一部《被囚禁的思想》(1989年)的区别在于:后者是偏重于个人哲理方面的。 Synopsis What you see here is a collection of writings by Mr. Xie Xuanjun between 1975 and 1991, the main contents of which were Mr. Xie's thoughts in the 80's about the destiny of China. They can be considered the original notes upon which the book The New Kingdom was based. The writings here are concentrated on the social-political aspects of China, as its title Imprisoned China(1991) indicates. Imprisoned China is Part Two of the series Imprisoned Era , of which Imprisoned Thoughts(1989) is Part One. The focus of Imprisoned Thoughts is rather individually-philosophically oriented.< Less
La maja desnuda [Spanish] By Vicente Blasco Ibanez
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The Nude Maja (Spanish: La Maja Desnuda [la ˈmaxa ðezˈnuða]) is a name given to a c. 1797-1800 oil on canvas painting by the Spanish artist Francisco Goya. It portrays a nude woman... More > reclining on a bed of pillows, and was probably commissioned by Manuel de Godoy, to hang in his private collection in a separate cabinet reserved for nude paintings. Goya created a pendant of the same woman identically posed, but clothed, known today as La maja vestida (The Clothed Maja); also in the Prado, it is usually hung next to La maja desnuda. The subject is identified as a maja based on her costume in La maja vestida.The painting is renowned for the straightforward and unashamed gaze of the model towards the viewer. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_maja_desnuda Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Markens grode, Anden del [Norwegian] By Knut Hamsun
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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: Knut Hamsun (August 4, 1859 – February 19, 1952) was a... More > Norwegian author, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920. Hamsun's work spans more than 70 years and shows variation with regard to the subject, perspective and environment. He published more than 20 novels, a collection of poetry, some short stories and plays, a travelogue, and some essays.The young Hamsun objected to realism and naturalism. He argued that the main object of modernist literature should be the intricacies of the human mind, that writers should describe the "whisper of blood, and the pleading of bone marrow". Hamsun is considered the "leader of the Neo-Romantic revolt at the turn of the 20th century", with works such as Hunger (1890), Mysteries (1892), Pan (1894), and Victoria (1898). Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knut_Hamsun< Less
Chartvlarivm Ecclesiae Sancti Petri de Bvrgo Valentiae Ordinis Sancti Avgvstini [Latin] By Ulysse Chevalier
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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: Ulysse Chevalier (February 24, 1841 – October 27, 1923) was... More > a French bibliographer and historian.Born in Rambouillet, he published many works on the history of Dauphiné, e.g. the cartularies of the church and the town of Die (1868), of the abbey of Saint André le-Bas at Vienne (1869), of the abbey of Notre Dame at Bonnevaux in the diocese of Vienne (1889), of the abbey of Saint Chaifre at Le Monestier (1884), the inventories and several collections of archives of the dauphins of Viennais, and a Bibliothèque liturgique in six volumes (1893–1897), the third and fourth volumes of which constitute the Repertorium hymnologicum, containing more than 20,000 articles.His principal work is the Répertoire des sources historiques du moyen âge. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulysse_Chevalier< Less
Auguste Rodin Mit 96 Vollbildern [German] By Rainer Maria Rilke
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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: René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke (4 December... More > 1875 – 29 December 1926)—better known as Rainer Maria Rilke (German: [ˈʁaɪnɐ maˈʁiːa ˈʁɪlkə])—was a Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist, "widely recognized as one of the most lyrically intense German-language poets", writing in both verse and highly lyrical prose. Several critics have described Rilke's work as inherently "mystical". His writings include one novel, several collections of poetry, and several volumes of correspondence in which he invokes haunting images that focus on the difficulty of communion with the ineffable in an age of disbelief, solitude, and profound anxiety. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainer_Maria_Rilke< Less

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