By Warwick Ball
During this lavishly illustrated and arresting learn Warwick Ball provides the tale of Rome's overwhelming fascination with the East via a insurance of the historic, architectural and archaeological facts unheard of in either breadth and aspect. This was once a fascination of the recent international for the previous, and of the mundane for the unique - a love affair that took literal shape within the tale of Antony and Cleopatra. From Rome's mythical starting place through Aeneas and the Trojan heroes because the New Troy, during the install of Arabs as Roman emperors, to the eventual origin of the recent Rome by means of a latter-day Aeneas at Constantinople, the East took over Rome, - and Rome finally ditched Europe to the Barbarians. Rome within the East overturns the bought knowledge approximately Rome because the bastion of ecu tradition. Newly to be had in paperback, and illustrated with virtually three hundred photos, plans and drawings, its obtainable and accomplished method makes it a terrific source for either the educational and normal reader.
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By Valerie Martin
A super new novel set within the bohemian, glamorous theater international of Nineteen Seventies ny, through the Orange Prize-winning writer of Property.
It’s the Nineteen Seventies in New York—rents are affordable, love is unfastened, and with the explosion of theater venues off and off-off Broadway, aspiring actors will paintings for not anything in no outfits. input Edward Day, who desires greater than something to maneuver an unsuspecting viewers to an adventure of emotional fact. yet he also needs to cope with the drama of his personal lifestyles: he's locked in a sour competition with fellow actor man Margate, with whom he stocks a marked actual resemblance and a deadly charm to the attractive, gifted, and all-too-available Madeleine Delavergne. Edward’s pursuit of Madeleine is advanced by way of the truth that he owes man his lifestyles. during this riveting story of paranoia, ardour, jealousy, and incessant ambition, Edward will research that the reality, within the theater as in existence, is ever elusive and not inert.
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By William Harrison Ainsworth
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By Pamela Ryder
Explores the lives at the back of the headlines of the Lindbergh child kidnapping, evoking anew the scope of tragedy during the imaginative and prescient of literary fiction. It used to be known as the crime of the century, and it used to be front-page information: the Lindbergh child kidnapping. Correction of float: a unique in tales imagines the personal lives at the back of the headlines of the case, and examines the endurance—and demise—of these fed on through the tragedy.Every personality brings a distinct prior lifestyles to the development, be it a lifetime of big name, or of misfortune and obscurity. There is Anne Morrow Lindbergh—daughter of a millionaire, the shy poet who married a countrywide hero; Charles Lindbergh—the rough-and-tumble Minnesota barnstormer, who at age twenty-five made the 1st transatlantic flight, bringing him world-wide status; Violet—the skittish relations maid with a curious attachment to the boy and a mystery lifestyles that lapses into hysteria and self-destruction; and the kidnappers—an meeting of misfits with their very own histories of misery. All are sure by way of the violence, turmoil, and secret of the child’s disappearance because it turns into obvious that every lifestyles has been irrevocably changed. Patterns of bereavement and loss remove darkness from those tales: depression on the demise of a kid; the retreat into seclusion; the relief and the desolation of a wedding. however the middle of this novel is the far-reaching nature of tragedy, and the methods the characters pass directly to live—or end—their lives.
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By W Warde Fowler
Struggle then was once the central resource of the provision of slaves, however it used to be now not the single one. whilst a slave-trade is in complete swing, it will likely be fostered in all attainable methods. Brigandage and kidnapping have been rife all around the Empire and within the nations past its borders within the disturbed occasions with which we're dealing. The pirates of Cilicia, until eventually they have been suppressed through Pompeius in sixty six, swarmed everywhere in the Mediterranean, and snapped up sufferers by way of raids even at the coasts of Italy, promoting them out there at Delos with out concern.
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By Mariama Ba
Written by way of award-winning African novelist Mariama Ba and translated from the unique French, So lengthy a Letter has been well-known as one in all Africa's a hundred most sensible Books of the twentieth Century. The short narrative, written as a longer letter, is a series of reminiscences—some wistful, a few bitter—recounted by means of lately widowed Senegalese schoolteacher Ramatoulaye Fall. Addressed to a lifelong pal, Aissatou, it's a checklist of Ramatoulaye's emotional fight for survival after her husband betrayed their marriage by means of taking a moment spouse. This semi-autobiographical account is a perceptive testimony to the plight of knowledgeable and articulate Muslim girls. Angered by way of the traditions that let polygyny, they inhabit a social milieu ruled via attitudes and values that deny them prestige equivalent to males. Ramatoulaye hopes for a global the place the simplest of outdated customs and new freedom could be mixed.
Considered a vintage of latest African women's literature, So lengthy a Letter is a must-read for an individual drawn to African literature and the passage from colonialism to modernism in a Muslim country.
Winner of the celebrated Noma Award for Publishing in Africa.
Titles of similar curiosity from Waveland Press: Beti (trans. Moore), The terrible Christ of Bomba (ISBN 9781577664185); Emecheta, Kehinde (ISBN 9781577664192); Equiano (ed. Edwards), Equiano's Travels (ISBN 9781577664871); los angeles Guma, In the Fog of the Seasons' End (ISBN 9781478600251); Marechera, The residence of Hunger (ISBN 9781478604730); and Oyono (trans. Reed), Houseboy (ISBN 9781577669883).
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By David Markson
Before reaching severe acclaim as a novelist, David Markson paid the lease by way of writing a number of crime novels, together with that includes the non-public detective Harry Fannin. jointly the following in a single quantity, those works at the moment are on hand to a brand new iteration of readers.
In Epitaph for a Tramp, Fannin is not known as out to enquire a homicide — it occurs on his doorstop. within the sweltering warmth of a brand new York August evening, he solutions the buzzer at his door to discover his promiscuous ex-wife demise from a knife wound. to discover her killer, Fannin plies his alternate with vintage hard-boiled aplomb. within the moment novel, Epitaph for a lifeless Beat, Fannin unearths himself knee-deep in homicide one of the beatniks and bohemians of the early Nineteen Sixties, the place blood turns out to stream as without problems as affordable Chianti.
Intricately plotted and rife with wisecracks, David Markson deals suspenseful and literary crime novels.
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By Andreas Markantonatos
This specified quantity is an obtainable but in-depth narratological learn of Euripides' Alcestis. It contextualizes the play by way of its reception via the unique viewers, finding the difficult narrative tropes of the plot within the dynamics of fifth-century Athenian mythology and faith. it's going to present readers drawn to Greek literature and particularly Euripidean tragedy, in addition to in glossy literary idea and particularly narratology.
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By Michael Wallner
Set in 1943, APRIL IN PARIS is the dramatic tale of an most unlikely love among a German soldier and a French Resistance fighter in occupied Paris.
Roth, a twenty-one-year-old German soldier, has spent such a lot of his time in occupied Paris operating within the army’s again workplaces. but if his superiors examine of his skill to talk accent-free French, he's all at once transferred to Gestapo headquarters to paintings as an interpreter in the course of the interrogation of Resistance combatants. instead of query his function within the Nazi regime, Roth interprets with impeccable accuracy because the torture proceeds.
But while his accountability ends, Roth slips clear of his fellow officials, alterations into civilian outfits, and wanders aimlessly via Paris disguised as his regulate ego “Antoine.” in the future he's drawn into an antiquarian book place and turns into enchanted with the bookseller’s appealing daughter, Chantal. the 2 start to meet and fall in love sooner than Roth has the braveness to bare his actual id, nor to find Chantal’s.
When a bomb put in a well-liked nightclub via the Resistance kills a number of high-ranking German officials, Roth unearths himself now not in his function as translator yet because the suspect of the SS’s interrogation.
April in Paris is a kind of infrequent books during which the emotional strength of the affection tale is matched via page-turning suspense. Written in a chic and arresting variety, it's a exciting novel through a promising new author, who has introduced the truth of a war-torn earlier greatly to the present.
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