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By Frederick Rolfe,Aldo Camerino

In un freddo giorno di marzo dei primi anni del Novecento, George Arthur Rose, vestito col suo prediletto abito di tela blu simile a una tuta da meccanico, si aggira come un recluso tra le pareti della sua casa londinese. Consumato da anni di speranze non soddisfatte, smarrito dinanzi alla rovina del mondo («Le antiche monarchie legittime sono dovunque
in declino, e Demos è pronta advert inghiottirle nelle sue fauci vili», ama dire al suo gatto, declamando D’Annunzio), vive nella povertà più assoluta, non confortata da alcuna sacerdotale
parvenza di santità.
George Arthur Rose è un prete mancato. consistent with oscure ragioni – invereconde calunnie, atroci oltraggi, secondo lui, di giovinetti immaturi – è stato brutalmente espulso dal Saint Andrews, il Pontificio Collegio Scozzese di Roma. Bandito dalla Chiesa cattolica, come una spina, una peste, un’ulcera corrosiva e purulenta, Rose ha reagito abbracciando di proposito los angeles sua nefasta fama: si è messo a posare a genio altero, sottile, dotto, inaccessibile. Lui, un uomo che los angeles divina Vocazione spingerebbe a essere attivo e possente, ridotto a languire in bizzarre e stupide pose!
George Arthur Rose non sa, tuttavia, che questo freddo giorno di marzo è, in realtà, il giorno del suo trionfo. Al suo misero cospetto appariranno tra un po’ due uomini di Chiesa gravi e importanti, un vescovo robusto coi capelli scuri, e un cardinale coi capelli bianchi e l’aspetto pittoresco. Verranno a omaggiarlo come esperto conoscitore degli annali dei conclavi, gli diranno che il conclave in corso according to eleggere il nuovo successore di Pietro è stato misteriosamente rinviato e gli chiederanno di accettare gli ordini sacri, senz’altro indugio che quello voluto dalle leggi canoniche.
Di lì a poco le imperscrutabili vie della Provvidenza schiuderanno l’impensabile: dopo un’ulteriore seduta del conclave in cui l’intransigenza e l’equivalenza delle fazioni vieteranno una nomina regolare, il collegio dei «Compromissari» eleggerà sul soglio di Pietro proprio lui, George Arthur Rose, l’antico reietto, che prenderà il nome di Adriano VII e, più inflessibile di Bonifacio VIII, salverà l’Europa dal caos e dall’anarchia e ridisegnerà i confini del mondo.

Pubblicato in keeping with los angeles prima volta nel 1904, e da allora oggetto di un vero e proprio culto, Adriano VII è un romanzo che, come tutte le grandi opere, si presta a countless interpretazioni: può essere visto come una profetica anticipazione dei totalitarismi del Ventesimo secolo, come il libro di un impudente profanatore (secondo Giorgio Manganelli los angeles Chiesa period, in line with Rolfe, il luogo da profanare, dato che solo Iddio poteva dargli l’indirizzo del Diavolo), come l’estremo, meraviglioso frutto di un’esistenza eccentrica. Ripubblicato ora, nel centenario della morte dell’autore, l’opera svela tutta los angeles sua sorprendente, sfrontata attualità.

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By Mark Frutkin

This magical new novel via Governor common and Trillium Prize nominee Mark Frutkin, set in thirteenth century Venice and Cathay, is a stunning fresco of shimmering language, brimming with golden tableaus of arid deserts and cobblestone alleys, the wafting smell of cardomin and the magical trill of a praying friar. it's the tale of Marco Polo as he's approximately to set sail on an onerous and long pilgrimage along with his father, uncle and trustworthy advisor around the sun-soaked silk direction, the wealthy direction of the carpet-makers and the black seas of the Indian Ocean.

Doggedly pursued via a vengeful murderer of the Venetian Doge, Marco is keen to reach within the promised land of the amazing Kublai Khan and indulge in the protection provided by means of his royal legions. yet whereas having fun with the myths of the hot land, Polo is haunted by way of the habitual visual appeal of a winged lion which lurks at the back of his goals and roams the palace of his middle. Even upon his go back to Venice, a naval conflict and seize via their rival Genoa, whilst he languishes in an enemy penitentiary telephone recounting his trials to an incredulous inmate, there's constantly the pulse of the lion.

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Download Melal: A Novel of the Pacific (Talanoa: Contemporary Pacific by Robert Barclay PDF

By Robert Barclay

On strong Friday, 1981, Rujen Keju and his sons come nose to nose with their complex inheritance—one that incorporates years of atomic trying out and the ongoing army presence of the U.S. within the Pacific. during this hugely unique paintings of historical past and experience, novelist Robert Barclay weaves jointly characters and tales from mythological occasions with these of the present-day to provide readers an extraordinary and unsparing examine existence within the modern Pacific.

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By Clarence Brown

Clarence Brown's awesome assortment introduces readers to the main resonant voices of twentieth-century Russia. It comprises tales by means of Chekhov, Gorky, Bunin, Zamyatin, Babel, Nabokov, Solzhenitsyn, and Voinovich; excerpts from Andrei Bely's Petersburg, Mikhail Bulgakov's The grasp and Margarita, Boris Pasternak's Dr. Zhivago, and Sasha Solokov's A college for Fools; the entire textual content of Yuri Olesha's 1927 masterpiece Envy; and poetry by way of Alexander Blok, Anna Akhmatova, and Osip Mandelstam.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more advantageous through introductions and notes via uncommon students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Download Florence Macarthy: An Irish Tale: by Sydney Owenson (Chawton by Jenny McAuley PDF

By Jenny McAuley

this is often the 1st glossy scholarly variation of Florence Macarthy: An Irish story (1818). Owenson's 7th novel, it's the so much refined of her 4 'national tales'. Owenson mixed traditional romance plotlines with the political and social difficulties in eire, following the passing of the Act of Union in 1800.

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Download Recursos humanos (Narrativas hispánicas) (Spanish Edition) by Antonio Ortuño PDF

By Antonio Ortuño

Enfrentado a una vida depressing como empleado de una empresa, Gabriel Lynch come to a decision rebelarse. Sus odios no tendrán otro objetivo que Constantino, su jefe, el perfecto caballerete empresarial que le ganó el puesto y los angeles mujer. Sin embargo, para que su alzamiento resulte efectivo, el apocalíptico y lenguaraz Lynch tendrá que enfrentarse a su carencia casi overall de recursos, pasados y presentes, y a su proverbial mala fortuna, reverso exacto de los angeles suerte que parece acompañar cada movimiento de su enemigo. Esta es l. a. historia de una guerrilla de un solo hombre, de un gerente que seduce mujeres con chistes sobre su digestión y de dos chicas, una de Recursos Humanos y otra de Finanzas, entendidas como objetivos políticos. A través de estas páginas, el lector se topará, a grandes golpes de estilo, con una ácida exploración del mundo pesadillesco de los angeles oficina y una mirada irónica y feroz sobre las relaciones entre jefes, empleados y desempleados, de los angeles mano de un narrador mayor en los angeles nueva literatura iberoamericana.

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By François Cheng

Toute sa vie François Cheng a été behavioré par l'errance orientale de Victor Segalen (1878-1919), symétrique de son propre exil occidental. C'est même par le cycle chinois de l'oeuvre de Segalen, tout comme lui poète, romancier et critique d'art, que Cheng a d'abord stopover até de façon imaginaire une Chine qu'il avait quittée, et que Segalen, lui, avait été un des premiers à connaître dans toute sa profondeur continentale et sa diversité.
François Cheng dit ici, en trois textes et un poème, l'intime proximité spirituelle qui le relie à Victor Segalen. Comme Segalen découvrant los angeles Chine, François Cheng n'a que faire du tourisme culturel, l. a. floor ne l'intéresse pas : il est allé voir « ailleurs » pour mieux voir au-dedans. Non pour se fuir mais pour se chercher. Les deux poètes « exotes », selon l'expression de Victor Segalen, nous invitent ainsi à une démarche d'élévation où chaque tradition épouse l'autre dans sa meilleure part.

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By Walter Scott

It gave the look of a dream to Waverley that those deeds of violence might be prevalent to men's minds and at present talked of as occurring day-by-day within the quick neighbourhood, with no his having crossed the seas.Scotland, 1745: Edward Waverley is a naï;ve English soldier drawn into the guts of the Jacobite uprising. Charmed through extended family chief Fergus MacIvor and his sister plants, he allies himself with the Jacobite reason - a daring and hazardous stream. He reveals himself stuck among girls - feisty vegetation and demure Rose - proving that love may be simply as robust as politi.First released in 1814, Waverley is generally considered as the 1st historic novel within the western culture. This new version celebrates the two hundredth anniversary of its e-book, and has been expertly remodeled for contemporary readers by means of Jenni Calder.Walter Scott has no company to write down novels, in particular strong ones. it isn't reasonable. He has reputation and revenue sufficient as a Poet, and shouldn't be taking the bread out of different people's mouths. i don't like him, and don't suggest to love Waverley if i will aid it - yet worry i need to. JANE AUSTENThe top e-book by means of Sir Walter Scott. GOETHEOne of the issues i've got continuously well known approximately him is that he is going for the massive photograph. He offers with society at moments of huge swap and appears at how these moments of ancient switch impact person humans. JAMES ROBERTSON

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By Louis Couperus,Paul Vincent

Cornélie de Retz Van bathroom lavatory, a 23-year-old lately divorced socialite, attempts to start a brand new lifestyles in Italy, with combined emotions. After spending time in Rome, even if, she discovers that Italy itself can by no means convey her the comfort she seeks, and writes a pamphlet on 'The Social place of the Divorced Woman'. Flouting conference, she strikes in with the Dutch painter Duco van der Staal, with simply neighbors - an amorous Italian prince and the yankee heiress whom he has married for her funds - for corporation. In determined monetary straits, Cornélie is compelled to invest as better half to an aged American girl in great, the place she without warning runs into her ex-husband. Will she be capable to face up to his carrying on with strength over her?

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