Download Das Stunden-Buch by Rainer Maria Rilke PDF

By Rainer Maria Rilke

Da neigt sich die Stunde und rührt mich an mit klarem metallenem Schlag: mir zittern die Sinne. Ich fühle: ich kann – und ich fasse den plastischen Tag. Nichts conflict noch vollendet, eh ich es erschaut, ein jedes Werden stand nonetheless. Meine Blicke sind reif, und wie eine Braut kommt jedem das Ding, das er will. Nichts ist mir zu klein, und ich lieb es trotzdem und mal es auf Goldgrund und groß und halte es hoch, und ich weiß nicht wem löst es die Seele los ... Ich lebe mein Leben in wachsenden Ringen, die sich über die Dinge ziehn. Ich werde den letzten vielleicht nicht vollbringen, aber versuchen will ich ihn. Ich kreise um Gott, um den uralten Turm, und ich kreise jahrtausendelang; und ich weiß noch nicht: bin ich ein Falke, ein Sturm oder ein großer Gesang. Ich habe viele Brüder in Soutanen im Süden, wo in Klöstern Lorbeer steht. Ich weiß, wie menschlich sie Madonnen planen, und träume oft von jungen Tizianen, durch die der Gott in Gluten geht. Doch wie ich mich auch in mich selber neige: mein Gott ist dunkel und wie ein Gewebe von hundert Wurzeln, welche schweigsam trinken. Nur, daß ich mich aus seiner Wärme hebe, mehr weiß ich nicht, weil alle meine Zweige tief unten ruhn und nur im Winde winken. Wir dürfen dich nicht eigenmächtig malen, du Dämmernde, aus der der Morgen stieg. Wir holen aus den alten Farbenschalen die gleichen Striche und die gleichen Strahlen, mit denen dich der Heilige verschwieg. Wir bauen Bilder vor dir auf wie Wände; so daß schon tausend Mauern um dich stehn. Denn dich verhüllen unsre frommen Hände, sooft dich unsre Herzen offen sehn.

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Download Lord Byron's Novel: The Evening Land by John Crowley PDF

By John Crowley

certainly one of our such a lot finished literary artists, John Crowley imagines the radical the haunted Romantic poet Lord Byron by no means penned ...but rather well may need. stored from destruction, learn, and annotated by means of Byron's personal deserted daughter, Ada, the manuscript is rediscovered in our time -- and virtually now not well-known. Lord Byron's Novel is the tale of a demise daughter's try and comprehend the recognized father she longed for -- and the younger lady who, by way of studying the key of Byron's manuscript and Ada's devotion, reconnects along with her personal father, pushed from her lifestyles by means of a criminal offense as poor as any of which Byron himself used to be accused.

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Download Uneasy Alliance: Twentieth-Century American Literature, by Hans Bak PDF

By Hans Bak

Uneasy Alliance illuminates the new seek in literary reports for a brand new interface among textual and contextual readings. Written in tribute to G.A.M. Janssens, the twenty-one essays within the quantity exemplify a renewed information of the paradoxical nature of literary texts either as works of literary artwork and as files embedded in and functioning inside of a writer’s existence and tradition. jointly they provide clean and sometimes interdisciplinary views on twentieth-century American writers of kind of verified prestige (Henry James, Edna St. Vincent Millay, E.E. Cummings, Vladimir Nabokov, Flannery O’Connor, Saul Bellow, Michael Ondaatje, Toni Morrison and Sandra Cisneros) in addition to on those that, for purposes of style, politics, ideology, or gender, were unduly missed (Booth Tarkington, Julia Peterkin, Robert Coates, Martha Gellhorn, Isabella Gardner, Karl Shapiro, the younger Jewish-American writers, Julia Alvarez, and writers of well known crime and detective fiction). Exploring the fruitful interactions and uneasy alliance among literature and ethics, movie, biography, gender reports, pop culture, avant-garde paintings, city reports, anthropology and multicultural reports, jointly those essays testify to the continuing pertinence of an method of literature that's undogmatic, delicate and complex and that seeks to do justice to the complicated interweavings of literature, tradition and biography in twentieth-century American writing.

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Download Philosophy and the Belief in a Life after Death by R. W. K. Paterson PDF

By R. W. K. Paterson

Interpreting the case for and opposed to the idea in own survival of physically dying, this article discusses philosophical questions, similar to: Is a "next international" attainable? How might a discarnate person be pointed out as anyone who was alive? what's the courting among minds and their brains? The ebook additionally examines vintage arguments for the immortality of the soul, and makes a speciality of forms of prima facie proof of survival: near-death reviews, apparitions, mediumistic communications and ostensible reincarnation circumstances.

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By Walter Greatshell

Henry Cadmus grew up on Catalina Island, a scenic vacationland off the Southern California coast. yet Henry's reviews have been faraway from idyllic. this day, although Henry has visible firsthand the horrors of warfare, the ghastly photos that hang-out his goals is one he affiliates along with his childhood... and the island: a snarling pig-man conserving a cleaver; a jackal-headed girl on a excessive balcony, dripping blood; unusual occult rituals... and worse. If it was once as much as Henry, he might steer clear of the island entirely.But Henry is returning to Catalina Island. At his spouse Ruby's insistence, Henry, Ruby, and t & nbsp;Read more...

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Download Evening Is the Whole Day by Preeta Samarasan PDF

By Preeta Samarasan

Set in Malaysia, this spellbinding and already across the world acclaimed debut introduces us to the wealthy Rajasekharan kin as its heavily guarded secrets and techniques are slowly peeled away.When Chellam, the family’s rubber-plantation-bred servant lady, is pushed aside for unnamed crimes, her banishment is the newest in a sequence of contemporary, precipitous losses that experience shaken six-year-old Aasha’s lifestyles. a number of brief weeks prior to, Aasha’s grandmother Paati kicked the bucket lower than mysterious conditions and her older sister, Uma, departed for Columbia University--leaving Aasha by myself to deal with her typically absent father, her sour mom, and her imperturbable older brother.Beginning with Aasha’s grandfather’s ascension from Indian coolie to illustrious resident of the large condo on Kingfisher Lane, and occurring to inform the tale of ways Appa, the family’s Oxford-educated patriarch, courted Amma, the standard woman round the corner, night Is the entire Day strikes gracefully from side to side in time to reply to the numerous questions that hang-out the kinfolk: What was once Chellam’s unforgivable crime? Why used to be Uma so rationale on leaving? How and why did Paati die? What did Aasha see? And, underscoring all of those mysteries: What finally turned of Appa’s once-grand goals for his kin and his nation? Sweeping in scope, sumptuously lyrical, and masterfully built, night Is the entire Day bargains an unflinching examine relationships among mom and dad and kids, brothers and sisters, the rich and the bad, a rustic and its citizens--and the ways that every one occasionally fails the opposite. Illuminating in heartbreaking element one Indian immigrant family’s secrets and techniques and lies whereas exposing the complicated underbelly of Malaysia itself, Preeta Samarasan’s debut is a enthralling and important success bound to earn her a spot along Arundhati Roy, Kiran Desai, and Zadie Smith.

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