Description : A small town in southern Poland is the scene of this bittersweet romance set at the turn of the century. Celebrated Israeli novelist, S. Y. Agnon draws on techniques perfected by Gustave Flaubert and Thomas Mann to contrast the hero's romantic longings with the interests in bourgeois society.
Description : When Miss Milner announces her passion for her guardian, a Catholic priest, she breaks through the double barrier of religious vocation and society's standards of `proper' womanly behaviour. Her love is legitimized when Dorriforth is released from his vows, but she finds her own unorthodox nature cannot conform to a marriage where her husband continues to be a stern moral guide. With a surenees of touch that prefigures Jane Austen, Elizabeth Inchbald shows that there is no simple answer to their predicament, and that their conflict can only be resolved in the next generation. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Description : Not a Simple Story presents the modern Hebrew writer Shmuel Yosef Agnon in a new light—as an artist cum thinker whose novels and short stories manifest a deep understanding of the social and political crisis at the heart of modern Jewish life. Based on a close reading of Agnon's seminal novel A Simple Story, Sharon Green's scholarly critique offers students of Jewish studies a unique opportunity to penetrate the literary enigma Agnon has represented for almost a century.
Description : In a small Sicilian village, a young and inexperienced policeman receives a strange phone call from a retired diplomat. On investigating the matter, he finds the diplomat dead. What at first appears to be a simple case of suicide turns into an intricate tale of corruption that involves the Mafia, the head of police, and the entire Sicilian establishment. Leonardo Sciascia (1921-1989) was born in Sicily. One of Italy's &most important modern writers, he was also a controversial commentator on political affairs, especially within Sicily. In addition to notable mystery novels, including The Day of the Owl and The Wine Dark Sea, Sciascia wrote plays, short stories, and essays.
Description : Integrity, Freedom, and Love, these are the things that should be held above all. A simply love story is about all three. It is about a young and upcoming writer; who is put in to a position to compromise his freedom of expression to appeal to the masses. It is about a young woman that forced to deal with an ailment that has shaped her life, and has forced her to depend on others for help. It’s about the love of two people, and the strength they get from it. From music to just living, they need to look to themselves and each other, and find greatness. Because, without the pursuit of greatness, why even be motivated to get out of bed.