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 : After its publication in early 1791, A Simple Story was widely read in England and abroad, going into a second edition in March of the same year. The novel’s young heroine, Miss Milner, scandalously declares herself in love with her guardian, Dorriforth, a Catholic priest. Dorriforth returns her love and is released from his vows. Though the pair go on to marry, the second half of the novel reveals the disastrous and far-reaching consequences of Miss Milner’s subsequent adulterous affair. The critical introduction to this Broadview edition considers such issues as Catholicism, theatricality, the theatre, and the masquerade, while the appendices provide a wide selection of cultural, biographical, and literary contexts for the novel.
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 : 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 : 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.