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Arno Schmidt By M.A. Orthofer
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Arno Schmidt (1914-1979) was one of the most remarkable writers of the twentieth century. Despite much of his work being available in English, his centenary passed nearly unremarked in the United... More > States and England – to the disappointment of those who frequent the mythical Literary Saloon. In his honor and memory, the evening of 18 January – Schmidt’s birthday – was devoted to conversation introducing the author and his work – a fictional centennial colloquy entirely in the spirit of the great man himself. Biography, an account of his translations and his famous ‘Radio Dialogs’, his early fiction, and then the towering Zettel’s Traum (‘Bottom’s Dream’) and his great final works, as well as his legacy: everything is covered in these pages. Arno Schmidt: a centennial colloquy is the perfect introduction to this giant of German letters, and his amazing work.< Less
Arno Schmidt By M.A. Orthofer
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Arno Schmidt (1914-1979) was one of the most remarkable writers of the twentieth century. Despite much of his work being available in English, his centenary passed nearly unremarked in the United... More > States and England – to the disappointment of those who frequent the mythical Literary Saloon. In his honor and memory, the evening of 18 January – Schmidt’s birthday – was devoted to conversation introducing the author and his work – a fictional centennial colloquy entirely in the spirit of the great man himself. Biography, an account of his translations and his famous ‘Radio Dialogs’, his early fiction, and then the towering Zettel’s Traum (‘Bottom’s Dream’) and his great final works, as well as his legacy: everything is covered in these pages. Arno Schmidt: a centennial colloquy is the perfect introduction to this giant of German letters, and his amazing work.< Less
The Complete Review: Eleven Years, 2500 Reviews - A Site History By M.A. Orthofer
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A Site History of the Complete Review and its Literary Saloon, with commentary on diverse and sundry related matters. Online since 1999, the Complete Review is a leading online resource for... More > information about international literature, with over 2500 titles under review. This volume presents the history of and chronicles the changes at the site over the past decade, and in online literary coverage over that same period. Includes twelve representative reviews from the site, and a Literary Saloon dialogue.< Less
The Complete Review: Eleven Years, 2500 Reviews - A Site History By M.A. Orthofer
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A Site History of the Complete Review (www.complete-review.com) and its Literary Saloon, with commentary on diverse and sundry related matters. Online since 1999, the Complete Review is a leading... More > online resource for information about international literature, with over 2500 titles under review. This volume presents the history of and chronicles the changes at the site over the past decade, and in online literary coverage over that same period. Includes twelve representative reviews from the site, and a Literary Saloon dialogue.< Less
The Complete Review: Eleven Years, 2500 Reviews - A Site History By M.A. Orthofer
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A Site History of the Complete Review (www.complete-review.com) and its Literary Saloon, with commentary on diverse and sundry related matters. Online since 1999, the Complete Review is a leading... More > online resource for information about international literature, with over 2500 titles under review. This volume presents the history of and chronicles the changes at the site over the past decade, and in online literary coverage over that same period. Includes twelve representative reviews from the site, and a Literary Saloon dialogue.< Less
Indian Tales By Rudyard Kipling
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"Or ever the knightly years were gone With the old world to the grave, I was a king in Babylon And you were a Christian slave," —W.E. Henley. His name was Charlie... More > Mears; he was the only son of his mother who was a widow, and he lived in the north of London, coming into the City every day to work in a bank. He was twenty years old and suffered from aspirations. I met him in a public billiard-saloon where the marker called him by his given name, and he called the marker "Bullseyes." Charlie explained, a little nervously, that he had only come to the place to look on, and since looking on at games of skill is not a cheap amusement for the young, I suggested that Charlie should go back to his mother. That was our first step toward better acquaintance. He would call on me sometimes in the evenings instead of running about London with his fellow-clerks; and before long, speaking of himself as a young man must, he told me of his aspirations, which were all literary.< Less