The Papyrus Trilogy

Author: Zoran Zivkovic

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 4908793360

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 3132

A series of mysterious deaths in the Papyrus Bookstore brings literature-loving police inspector Dejan Lukic to investigate. Together with the attractive owner, Vera Gavrilovic, they discover the elusive Last Book is responsible. Seemingly causeless deaths multiply, the National Security Agency, a secret apocalyptic sect, and others are drawn in, and the secrets of immortality, death, and reality itself are revealed in a masterful trilogy that demonstrates the magical and ultimately benevolent power of literature.

The Papyrus Fragments of Sophocles

An Edition with Prolegomena and Commentary

Author: Richard Carden

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110845881

Category: History

Page: 279

View: 1327

The series publishes important new editions of and commentaries on texts from Greco-Roman antiquity, especially annotated editions of texts surviving only in fragments. Due to its programmatically wide range the series provides an essential basis for the study of ancient literature.

Die Jesus-Trilogie Benedikts XVI.

Eine Herausforderung für die moderne Exegese

Author: Christian Schaller

Publisher: Verlag Friedrich Pustet

ISBN: 3791771299

Category: Religion

Page: 264

View: 9148

Mit seiner Jesus-Trilogie hat Benedikt XVI. die moderne Exegese herausgefordert. Ein Buch, das sich konsequent an der Heiligen Schrift orientiert und Zeugnis gibt über eine Jahrzehnte umfassende AuseinanderSetzung mit der zentralen Gestalt des christlichen Glaubens, der Person Jesus von Nazareth. Die Beiträge dokumentieren die Wortmeldungen international angesehener Wissenschaftler während einer Tagung an der Päpstlichen Lateranuniversität in Rom. In Kooperation mit der "Fondazione Vaticana" liegen die Beiträge nunmehr in einer deutschen Version vor und laden den Leser erneut ein, sich intensiv mit Joseph Ratzingers/Benedikts XVI. Hinführung zu Jesus Christus auseinanderzuSetzen. Dabei wird der Blick auch auf den Kontext der Theologie Ratzingers gelenkt, insbesondere auf die bibelhermeneutischen Fragestellungen und auf Einzelaspekte der Jesus-Trilogie.

Das letzte Buch

Roman

Author: Zoran Živkovic

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423403810

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4076

Warum ist Lesen so schrecklich gefährlich? Spuren von Gewalt gibt es nicht. Und doch ist Vera Gavrilovic äußerst beunruhigt. Noch nie ist in ihrer Buchhandlung jemand gestorben. Der Notarzt kommt, und auch ein Inspektor der Kriminalpolizei. Die Untersuchung ergibt gar nichts. Der Tote ist einfach beim Lesen gestorben. Weder medizinische noch kriminelle Ursachen lassen sich finden. Aber bald darauf liegt wieder jemand tot in der Buchhandlung. Aus lauter Verzweiflung verliebt sich die schöne Buchhändlerin in den Kriminalisten, der ein echter Literaturkenner ist. Aber die Serie von Todesfällen in der Buchhandlung "Papyrus" reißt einfach nicht ab. Hat der Geheimdienst etwas damit zu tun? Steckt eine Sekte dahinter? Und was führt der Besitzer des Tee-Salons im Schilde, wo Vera und Lukic sich treffen? Ein spannender, postmoderner Thriller von einem Meister des schwarzen Humors.

The Katerina Trilogy, Vol. III: The Morning Star

Author: Robin Bridges

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 0375899030

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7153

Lush and opulent, romantic and sinister, The Morning Star, Vol. III in the Katerina Trilogy, reimagines the lives of Russia's aristocracy in a fabulously intoxicating and page-turning fantasy. St. Petersburg, Russia, 1890 Katerina Alexandrovna, Duchess of Oldenburg, wants to be known as a doctor, not a necromancer. But Tsar Alexander III forbids women to attend medical school; his interest in Katerina extends only to her ability to raise the dead. Twice now, Katerina has helped him by using her power to thwart the forces of darkness—vampires bent on resurrecting the lich tsar Konstantin Pavlovich so that he can take what he sees as his rightful place on the throne. Katerina thought she had bound Konstantin to the Greylands, the realm of the dead, but he has found a way out. Now he is searching for the Morning Star, a sword that will allow him to command a legion of supernatural warriors. Katerina must find the sword before Konstantin does—and she must travel to Egypt to do so. Along the way, she puts up with unwanted attention from her former fiancé, the nefarious Prince Danilo, and struggles with her feelings for her true love, George Alexandrovich. But with the looming threat from Konstantin, Katerina's focus remains on the sword. Russia's fate will be determined by whoever wields the Morning Star—and delivers the final blow. From the Hardcover edition.

Trilogy

Author: Hilda Doolittle

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811213998

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 206

View: 3351

Written by Hilda Dolittle, this set of three poems--including The Walls Do Not Fall, Tribute to the Angels, and The Flowering of the Rod--emphasizes the horrors of war and the passion for survival that it inspires. Reprint.

The Last Book

Author: Zoran Zivkovic

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9784908793226

Category:

Page: 182

View: 3826

Mysterious deaths bring literature-loving inspector Lukic to investigate... the victims were all reading an elusive and unidentified volume named The Last Book. Is a literary madman murdering readers as in the The Name of the Rose? The secret of The Last Book conceals the clash of reality and the awesome power of the creative imagination.

A Companion to Greek Tragedy

Author: John Ferguson

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292759703

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 636

View: 1065

This handbook provides students and scholars with a highly readable yet detailed analysis of all surviving Greek tragedies and satyr plays. John Ferguson places each play in its historical, political, and social context—important for both Athenian and modern audiences—and he displays a keen, discriminating critical competence in dealing with the plays as literature. Ferguson is sensitive to the meter and sound of Greek tragedy, and, with remarkable success, he manages to involve even the Greekless reader in an actual encounter with the Greek as poetry. He examines language and metrics in relation to each tragedian's dramatic purpose, thus elucidating the crucial dimension of technique that other handbooks, mostly the work of philologists, renounce in order to concentrate on structure and plot. The result is perceptive criticism in which the quality of Ferguson's scholarship vouches for what he sees in the plays. The book is prefaced with a general introduction to ancient Greek theatrical production, and there is a brief biographical sketch of each tragedian. Footnotes are avoided: the object of this handbook is to introduce readers to the plays as dramatic poetry, not to detail who said what about them. There is an extensive bibliography for scholars and a glossary of Greek words to assist the student with the operative moral and stylistic terms of Greek tragedy.

Die siebte Sprachfunktion

Author: Laurent Binet

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644055017

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 5810

Binets erster Roman «HHhH» gewann 2010 den Prix Goncourt du Premier Roman, und sein neuer Roman «Die siebte Sprachfunktion» gewann 2015 den Prix Interallié und den Prix du Roman Fnac. Es ist ein Krimi mit Poststrukturalisten. Paris, Frühjahr 1980: Roland Barthes wird von einem bulgarischen Wäschelieferanten überfahren. Barthes kommt von einem Essen mit dem Kandidaten für das Amt des Ministerpräsidenten, François Mitterrand, und trägt ein Manuskript unter dem Arm. Ein Passant, Michel Foucault, wird Zeuge des Unfalls und behauptet, es war Mord. Der Tod des Autors ist für Kommissar Bayard ein Rätsel. Er mischt sich unter die Poststrukturalisten, besucht Vorlesungen von Foucault und hört Vorträge von Julia Kristeva, Philippe Sollers, Jacques Derrida und anderen. Da er nichts versteht, macht er den jungen Sprachwissenschaftler Simon Herzog zu seinem Assistenten. Der Roman ist auch ein Gesellschaftsporträt des Frankreichs der achtziger Jahre. Bayard ermittelt unter den Nach-Achtundsechzigern, die er nicht ausstehen kann, diesen linken Nichtsnutzen, die mit Joints und langen Haaren vor der Uni herumlungern und mit lüsternen Professoren, die von sexueller Freiheit labern und sich unzüchtig benehmen, Frankreichs Kultur gefährden. Das Manuskript, das Barthes bei sich hatte, bleibt spurlos verschwunden. Auch der bulgarische Geheimdienst interessiert sich dafür. Ein bulgarischer Mörder greift Simon Herzog mit einer vergifteten Regenschirmspitze an. Aber im letzten Moment wird Herzog von zwei Japanern gerettet. Sie sind ebenfalls hinter dem Manuskript her. Eine heiße Spur führt zu dem italienischen Semiotiker Umberto Eco. Also bewegt sich der Tross – Kommissar und Assistent, Bulgaren und Japaner, nach Italien. Die Reise geht noch lange weiter, sie führt sogar auf einen amerikanischen Campus, wo Foucault über die Sexualität der Elefanten philosophiert. Das Manuskript, das alle haben wollen, beschreibt die siebte Sprachfunktion (in Anlehnung an Roman Jakobsons Standardwerk der Linguistik über die sechs Sprachfunktionen). Die siebte Funktion, die Binet Roland Barthes erfinden lässt, gibt Politikern die rhetorischen Mittel an die Hand, öffentliche Rededuelle und damit auch die Wahlen zu gewinnen. Könnte Mitterrand damit an die Macht gelangen?

The King's Man

Volume Three of The King's Man Trilogy

Author: Pauline Gedge

Publisher: Penguin Canada

ISBN: 0143173707

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 7998

Twelve-year-old Amunhotep III has ascended the throne, becoming king of the richest empire on earth. The boy’s mother acts as regent, but she has brought to court the renowned seer, Huy, son of a humble farmer, to be scribe and counsel to her royal son. It’s a position of power and responsibility—one fraught with intrigue and the lure of corruption. For it is Huy who controls the treasury, the military, all construction, and taxation—and perhaps most important, it’s his task to choose the young Pharaoh’s queen. His actions and premonitions, as well as his legendary past, make him very few friends and a great many enemies... The King’s Man continues the story of Huy—first seen in The Twice Born and Seer of Egypt—and his rise to power and fame. With her meticulous research and compelling prose, Pauline Gedge immerses readers in the ancient and fascinating culture that was Egypt.

The Grand Manuscript

Author: Zoran Zivkovic

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9784908793264

Category: Fiction

Page: 238

View: 2918

An empty apartment, locked from the inside: this is the mystery that literature-loving police inspector Dejan Lukic, hero of Zoran Zivkovic's The Last Book, is called in to solve. What has become of the woman who lives there, bestselling detective fiction writer Jelena Jakovljevic? And, perhaps more importantly still, what has happened to the manuscript of her newly-completed novel, Find Me? As Inspector Lukic becomes ever more entangled in the growing mystery, a highly-strung literary agent, a blind painter, a virtuoso lock-picker and various cutthroat publishers all have their part to play in an elaborate game of misdirection and pursuit. Not to mention the dark powers of the National Security Agency and a secret cult seeking the key to immortality. Once again, Inspector Lukic stands at the heart of a literary conundrum only he can solve and through which he stands to gain--or lose--everything. The second part of The Papyrus Trilogy.

Harvard Studies in Classical Philology

Author: D. R. Shackleton Bailey

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674379350

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 3852

This volume of thirteen essays includes âeoeTantalus and Anaxagoras,âe by Ruth Scodel; âeoeNotes on Seneca âe~Rhetor,âe(tm)âe by W.S. Watt; âeoeMore on Pseudo-Quintilianâe(tm)s Longer Declamations,âe by D.R. Shackleton Bailey; âeoeLurius Varus, a Stray Consular Legate,âe by Ronald Syme; and âeoeLoss of Self, Suffering, Violence: The Modern View of Dionysus from Nietzsche to Girard,âe by Albert Henrichs.

The Persians and Other Plays

The Persians / Prometheus Bound / Seven Against Thebes / The Suppliants

Author: Aeschylus

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141955899

Category: Drama

Page: 304

View: 8916

Aeschylus (525-456 BC) brought a new grandeur and epic sweep to the drama of classical Athens, raising it to the status of high art. The Persians, the only Greek tragedy to deal with events from recent Athenian history, depicts the final defeat of Persia in the battle of Salamis, through the eyes of the Persian court of King Xerxes, becoming a tragic lesson in tyranny. In Prometheus Bound, the defiant Titan Prometheus is brutally punished by Zeus for daring to improve the state of wretchedness and servitude in which mankind is kept. Seven Against Thebes shows the inexorable downfall of the last members of the cursed family of Oedipus, while The Suppliants relates the pursuit of the fifty daughters of Danaus by the fifty sons of Aegyptus, and their final rescue by a heroic king.

Modern Critical Theory and Classical Literature

Author: Irene J. F. De Jong,J. John Patrick Sullivan

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004095717

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 292

View: 549

In recent decades the study of literature in Europe and the Americas has been profoundly influenced by modern critical theory in its various forms, whether Structuralism or Deconstructionism, Hermeneutics, Reader-Response Theory or Rezeptionsasthetik, Semiotics or Narratology, Marxist, feminist, neo-historical, psychoanalytical or other perspectives. Whilst the value and validity of such approaches to literature is still a matter of some dispute, not least among classical scholars, they have had a substantial impact on the study both of classical literatures and of the mentalite of Greece and Rome. In an attempt to clarify issues in the debate, the eleven contributors to this volume were asked to produce a representative collection of essays to illustrate the applicability of some of the new approaches to Greek and Latin authors or literary forms and problems. The scope of the volume was deliberately limited to literary investigation, broadly construed, of Greek and Roman authors. Broader areas of the history and culture of the ancient world impinge in the essays, but are not their central focus. The volume also contains a separate bibliography, offering for the first time a complete bibliography of classical studies which incorporate modern critical theory.

The Complete Euripides

Volume I: Trojan Women and Other Plays

Author: Peter Burian,Alan Shapiro

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199831165

Category: Drama

Page: 400

View: 3395

Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can best re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. The tragedies collected here were originally available as single volumes. This new collection retains the informative introductions and explanatory notes of the original editions, with Greek line numbers and a single combined glossary added for easy reference. This volume collects Euripides' Andromache, a play that challenges the concept of tragic character and transforms expectations of tragic structure; Hecuba, a powerful story of the unjustifiable sacrifice of Hecuba's daughter and the consequent destruction of Hecuba's character; Trojan Women, a particularly intense account of human suffering and uncertainty; and Rhesos, the story of a futile quest for knowledge.