Plan de evasión

By Adolfo Bioy Casares

Adolfo Bioy Casares plantea en esta novela, a través de su imaginativa prosa,la duda de si un hombre encerrado en una celda puede sentirse al mismo tiempo libre y absolutamente feliz. los angeles notion que germina en los angeles tortuosa mente del gobernador Castel -amo absoluto de las islas de los condenados- es modificar ciertos elementos en los cerebros de los reclusos previamente elegidos, con el fin de otorgarles el poder de captar nuevas percepciones sensoriales. Plan de evasión, libro de pleno de símbolos, claves y alucinantes posibilidades, se mantiene fresco y vigente y es un importante hito en l. a. literatura argentina.

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The Thrill

A new play from respected playwright Judith Thompson, encouraged by way of the lifetime of incapacity rights activist Harriet McBryde Johnson. Julian is a bestselling writer and fervent supporter of euthanasia. Elora, a legal professional and incapacity rights activist who hasn't ever walked a step in her lifestyles, is the counter-argument. So it comes as a surprise, particularly to Elora, whilst the 2 locate themselves acutely drawn to one another.

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Prometheus Bound (Dover Thrift Editions)

In Greek legend, Prometheus used to be the Titan who, opposed to the desire of Zeus, stole fireplace from the gods for the good thing about guy. His bad punishment through Zeus, and his carrying on with defiance of Zeus within the face of that punishment, stay common symbols of man's vulnerability in any fight with the gods.
In the epic drama Prometheus Bound, Aeschylus (c. 525–456 BC), first of the 3 nice Greek tragic poets, re-creates this mythical clash among rebellious topic and vengeful god. Chained for eternity to a barren rock, his flesh many times torn through a ravaging eagle, Prometheus defends his championship of mankind, rejoicing within the many presents of language and studying he has given guy regardless of Zeus's merciless opposition.
Inspired via Prometheus's spirit, Aeschylus reaches past the parable to create one in every of literature's such a lot gripping portrayals of man's inhumanity to guy. How Prometheus clings to his convictions and braves his harsh destiny provide Prometheus Bound its notable energy and attraction. For over 2,000 years, this masterpiece of drama has held audiences enthralled. it truly is reprinted right here in its entirety from the interpretation via George Thomson.

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Woyzeck: A Play

By Neil LaBute

His female friend, Marie, by means of whom he’s fathered a baby; Marie’s overpowering wish for the appealing Drum- significant; and the murderous end result of this oppressive admixture of conditions is undoubtedly one of many bleakest works of global literature. it's also thought of by means of many to mark the start of contemporary drama. 

In this robust adaption, Neil LaBute embraces the glittering darkness of Woyzeck's violent, erotic, inhumane international and uncompromisingly makes it his personal. From his establishing in an working theatre after which scene through macabre scene, LaBute imbues this vintage along with his singular depth and ethical imaginative and prescient, as he's taking it to its nightmarish conclusion. 

Included during this quantity is Neil LaBute’s provocative new monologue “Kandahar,” during which a soldier again from Afghanistan flippantly explains his devastating activities of the day sooner than. A gripping stand-alone piece, this brief paintings is usually a trenchant modern day exploration of the effective and enduring issues of Woyzeck.

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The Fixer

By Joseph Finder

New York Times bestselling writer Joseph Finder's breakneck stand-alone mystery concerning the secrets and techniques households can keep—and the chance in their discovery.

When former investigative reporter Rick Hoffman loses his activity, fiancée, and residence, his merely choice is to maneuver again into--and renovate--the domestic of his depressing formative years, now empty and in decay because the stroke that positioned his father in a nursing home.

As Rick starts off to drag aside the outdated condominium, he makes an electrifying discovery—millions of greenbacks hidden within the partitions. it is adequate cash to totally remodel Rick's life—and every thing he idea he knew approximately his father. but the extra of his father's hidden earlier that Rick brings to gentle, the extra harmful his current turns into. quickly, he reveals himself at the run from lethal enemies desirous to hold the previous buried, and purely fixing the secret of his father—a guy who has been not able to speak, understand, or take care of himself for nearly 20 years—will keep Rick...if he can live on lengthy adequate to do it.

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Plays and Fragments (Penguin Classics)

By Menander

Menander (c. 341-291 BC) was once the major innovator of Greek New Comedy, a dramatic kind that moved clear of the fantastical to concentration upon the issues of normal Athenians. This assortment includes the whole textual content of 'Old Cantankerous' (Dyskolos), the one surviving entire instance of recent Comedy, in addition to fragments from works together with 'The lady from Samos' and 'The Rape of the Locks', all of that are occupied with family catastrophes, the risks of affection and the rigors of kin existence. Written in a poetic kind looked via the ancients as moment basically to Homer, those polished works - profoundly influential upon either Roman playwrights comparable to Plautus and Terence, and the broader Western culture - can be considered as the 1st precise comedies of manners.

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The Magic Tower and Other One-Act Plays (New Directions Paperbook)

By Tennessee Williams, Thomas Keith

A very good selection of never-before-collected one-acts: "The height of my virtuosity used to be within the one- act performs. a few of that are like firecrackers in a rope" (Tennessee Williams).
Here are pics of yankee existence in the course of the nice melancholy and after, populated through a hopelessly hopeful refrain woman, a munitions producer ensnared in a love triangle, an overconfident mob dandy, a bad couple who quarrel to conquer depression, a tender "spinster" enthralled by way of the impulse of uprising, and, in "The Magic Tower," a passionate artist and his spouse whose adolescence and optimism usually are not adequate to guard their "dream marriage." This new quantity gathers a few of Williams's such a lot exuberant early paintings and contains one-acts that he could later extend to robust full-length dramas: "The lovely Trap," a happy tackle The Glass Menagerie, and "Interior: Panic," a beautiful precursor to A Streetcar Named Desire.

The performs include:
     * At Liberty
     * The Magic Tower
     * Me, Vashya
     * Curtains for the Gentleman
     * In Our occupation
     * each Twenty mins
     * Honor the residing
     * The Case of the beaten Petunias
     * Moony's child do not Cry
     * The darkish Room
     * the gorgeous capture
     * inside: Panic
     * nation of Earth
     * I by no means dress until After darkish on Sundays
     * a few difficulties for The Moose Lodge

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The Merry Wives of Windsor (The Complete Shakespeare Translated by Liang Shiqiu, Book 3) (Bilingual Edition)

By William Shakespeare, Liang Shiqiu

It's a Bilingual version of chinese language and English.

中国广播电视出版社从台湾远东图书公司引进版权,出版了梁实秋翻译的《莎士比亚全集》中英文对照版,这是梁译本《莎士比亚全集》以中英文对照的形式首次在内地出版发行。梁译本的最大特点为:白话散文式的风格;直译,忠实于原文;全译,决不删略原文。除此之外,梁译本还有独到之处:一是加了注释。莎翁作品原文常有版本的困难,晦涩难解之处很多,各种双关语、熟语、俚语、典故也多,猥亵语也不少,梁实秋不但直译,而且加了大量注释,帮助读者理解原文。二是每剧前都加了序言。序言中对该剧的版本、著作年代、故事来源、舞台历史、该剧的意义及批评意见等均有论述。

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Love's Labour's Lost (The Complete Shakespeare Translated by Liang Shiqiu, Book 7) (Bilingual Edition)

By William Shakespeare, Liang Shiqiu

It's a Bilingual variation of chinese language and English.

中国广播电视出版社从台湾远东图书公司引进版权,出版了梁实秋翻译的《莎士比亚全集》中英文对照版,这是梁译本《莎士比亚全集》以中英文对照的形式首次在内地出版发行。梁译本的最大特点为:白话散文式的风格;直译,忠实于原文;全译,决不删略原文。除此之外,梁译本还有独到之处:一是加了注释。莎翁作品原文常有版本的困难,晦涩难解之处很多,各种双关语、熟语、俚语、典故也多,猥亵语也不少,梁实秋不但直译,而且加了大量注释,帮助读者理解原文。二是每剧前都加了序言。序言中对该剧的版本、著作年代、故事来源、舞台历史、该剧的意义及批评意见等均有论述。

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