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Selected Poetry of William Wordsworth

by Mark Van Doren William Wordsworth David Bromwich

Selected Poetry of William Wordsworth represents Wordsworth's prolific output, from the poems first published in Lyrical Ballads in 1798 that changed the face of English poetry to the late "Yarrow Revisited." Wordsworth's poetry is celebrated for its deep feeling, its use of ordinary speech, the love of nature it expresses, and its representation of commonplace things and events. As Matthew Arnold notes, "[Wordsworth's poetry] is great because of the extraordinary power with which [he] feels the joy offered to us in nature, the joy offered to us in the simple elementary affections and duties."From the Trade Paperback edition.

Selected Poetry of William Wordsworth

by Mark Van Doren William Wordsworth

Selected Poetry of William Wordsworth represents Wordsworth's prolific output, from the poems first published in Lyrical Ballads in 1798 that changed the face of English poetry to the later works. Wordsworth's poetry is celebrated for its deep feeling, its use of ordinary speech, the love of nature it expresses, and its representation of commonplace things and events. As Matthew Arnold notes,[Wordsworth's poetry] is great because of the extraordinary power with which [he] feels the joy offered to us in nature, the joy offered to us in the simple elementary affections and duties.

Selected Problems in Physical Chemistry

by Predrag-Peter Ilich

This book is a collection of 50 original problems in physical chemistry including several living systems. Each problem is accompanied by a detailed step-by-step solution, organized as strategy, assumptions, approximations, numerical calculation and interpretation. Solutions to the key problems (e.g. thermal equilibration, ligand-receptor interaction, aminoacid zwitterions, HOMO-LUMO gap) are accompanied by simple introductory explanations. In addition, informal notes are provided on difficult concepts, for example: entropy, reaction activation barrier, wave mechanics. Schemes, diagrams and structural formulas accompany most solutions and explanations. Thus, this textbook may serve as a self-tutorial for undergraduate students in physical chemistry, biophysics, biochemistry, and medicinal chemistry.

Selected Short Stories of Franz Kafka

by Franz Kafka Willa Muir Edwin Muir

The Judgment, The Metamorphosis, In the Penal Colony, The Great Wall of China, A Country Doctor, A Common Confusion, The New Advocate, An Old Manuscript, A Fratricide, A Report to the Academy, and more.

Selected Short Stories of John O'Hara

by John O'Hara

Approximately thirty short stories.

Selected Short Stories of John O'Hara

by John O'Hara Louis Begley

"John O'Hara's fiction," wrote Lionel Trilling, "is preeminent for its social verisimilitude." Made famous by his bestselling novels, including BUtterfield 8 and Appointment in Samarra, O'Hara (1905-1970) also wrote some of the finest short fiction of the twentieth century.First published by the Modern Library in 1956, Selected Short Stories of John O'Hara displays the author's skills as a keen social observer, a refreshingly frank storyteller, and a writer with a brilliant ear for dialogue. "The stories in this volume," writes Louis Begley in his new Introduction, "show the wide range of [O'Hara's] interests and an ability to treat with a virtuoso's ease characters and situations from any place on America's geographic and social spectrum."From the Trade Paperback edition.

Selected Stories

by Andre Dubus

These twenty-three stories represent the best work of one of the finest and most emotionally revealing writers in America. Andre Dubus treats his characters--a bereaved father stalking his son's killer; a woman crying alone by her television late at night; a devout teenager writing in the coils of faith and sexuality; a father's story of limitless love for his daughter--with respect and compassion. He turns fiction into an act of witness. Books by Andre Dubus also in Vintage Contemporaries paperback:Dancing After Hours. "Like some of the most satisfying storytellers of the past (Dubus has been compared to Chekhov), he is munificent, spinning out whole lifetimes and recounting events from many characters' viewpoints. For the lyricism and directness of his language, the richness and precision of his observations and the generosity of his vision, he is among the best. "--Village Voice "Dubus's characters resemble those of Raymond Carver. . . but the stories stand alone in their idiosyncratic spiritual cast, occasionally religious, more often expressive of devotion to the people he lives among. "--New York Times Book Review

Selected Stories

by Alice Munro

A true literary event, the publication of this generous selection of stories--drawn from Alice Munro's seven collections spanning 30 years--gives enormous reading pleasure while it confirms Munro's place in the front ranks of today's writers of fiction. These 28 stories about lovers, parents and children, sex, seduction, marriage, murder, dreams, and death are pure essence of Munro.

Selected Stories of H. G. Wells

by H. G. Wells Ursula K. Le Guin

Le Guin's selection of twenty-six stories showcases Well's genius and reintroduces readers to his singular talent for making the unbelievable seem utterly plausible.

Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick

by Philip K. Dick

Philip K. Dick was a master of science fiction, but he was also a writer whose work transcended genre to examine the nature of reality and what it means to be human. A writer of great complexity and subtle humor, his work belongs on the shelf of great twentieth-century literature, next to Kafka and Vonnegut. Collected here are twenty-one of Dick's most dazzling and resonant stories, which span his entire career and show a world-class writer working at the peak of his powers. In "The Days of Perky Pat," people spend their time playing with dolls who manage to live an idyllic life no longer available to the Earth's real inhabitants. "Adjustment Team" looks at the fate of a man who by mistake has stepped out of his own time. In "Autofac," one community must battle benign machines to take back control of their lives. And in "I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon," we follow the story of one man whose very reality may be nothing more than a nightmare. The collection also includes such classic stories as "The Minority Report," the basis for the Steven Spielberg movie, and "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale," the basis for the film Total Recall. Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick is a magnificent distillation of one of American literature's most searching imaginations.From the Hardcover edition.

Selected Stories of Sylvia Townsend Warner

by Sylvia Townsend Warner

As well as being a novelist, poet and letter writer of remarkable wit and vigor, Sylvia Townsend Warner was also one of the most entertaining and original short-story writers of this century., She possessed an extraordinary range and variety, from the hilarious to the melancholy, from naturalistic and sometimes lethal evocations of middle-class life to the imaginary worlds of the Kingdoms of Elfin: few have written as well as she did about the lonely, the eccentric, the voluble and the old, and few have had as strong a sense of touching absurdities and vagaries of human behavior. The stories included here are drawn from several collections, the earliest published in 1932 and the latest in 1984, six years after her death; they have been selected on grounds of excellence, and to suggest the breadth and scope of her work. To those unfamiliar with Sylvia Townsend Warner's world, the Selected Stories is the ideal introduction; to those who already love and admire her books, it will prove a perfect reminder and embodiment of this most magical of writers.

Selected Tales of the Brothers Grimm

by Jacob W. Grimm Wilhelm K. Grimm Peter Wortsman

This new edition of the beloved tales of the Brothers Grimm - selected, translated and edited by Peter Wortsman - is drawn from the 1857 edition of the German original, the last edition reviewed and approved by the Brothers in their lifetime. Over The years, The Brothers¢ enigmatic narratives have been sanitized by Disney and children¢s book editors for modern consumption; this indispensable edition restores their sting and vigor og The original prose. In Wortsman's words, his translation is a return to "a tincture of concentrated man-eating ogre and ground hag tooth, diluted in blood, sweat and tears, as a potent vaccine against the crippling effects of fear and fury." These fortifying imaginative vaccines are accompanied by twenty-four full-color illustrations by Haitian artists, including Edouard Duval-Carrié, Pascale Monnin, and Frankétienne. Edwidge Danticat observes that many Haitian painters bring "forth another canvas beneath the one we see." These works' imaginative scope, vitality, and evocation of the unconscious open deep channels between the two traditions, shedding new light and shadow on the classic tales.

Selected Tips from Heloise

by Heloise

This book contains many useful hints for making our lives easier. I can vouch for the effectiveness of this one: To get rid of ants, wipe down counters and other surfaces with vinegar. It will take four or five days to discourage the ants. Broken glass? "To sweep up broken glass, place a damp paper towel over the debris first. The tiny shattered pieces will cling to the paper and all can be easily swept up. Works with pet hair, too." Do you have "big terry cloth oven mitts? Great for wiping splatters off kitchen walls, the terry cloth loops scrub right into the depressions in textured paint. They also scrub vinyl floors in a flash --a huge area wipes clean in one swipe. In addition, the mitts slurp up spills, do dusting, and, if slightly dampened, pick up pet hairs from upholstery." Some items keep better in the refrigerator if turned upsidedown--jelly, relish, pickles. Be sure lids are tight. When finished, throw the mitts into the washer-- they come out clean and ready for

The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet: A Novel

by Reif Larsen

A boundary-leaping debut novel, tracing a gifted young map maker's attempt to understand the ways of the world When twelve-year-old genius cartographer T. S. Spivet receives an unexpected phone call from the Smithsonian announcing he has won the prestigious Baird Award, life as normal--if you consider mapping dinner table conversations normal--is interrupted and a wild cross-country adventure begins, taking T. S. from his family home just north of Divide, Montana, to the museum's hallowed halls. There are some answers here on the road from Divide, and some new questions, too. How does one map the delicate lessons learned about family, or communicate the ebbs and flows of heartbreak, loneliness, and love?

Selected Writings of Gertrude Stein

by Gertrude Stein

This collection, a retrospective exhibit of the work of a woman who created a unique place for herself in the world of letters, contains a sample of practically every period and every manner in Gertrude Stein's career. It includes The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas in its entirety; selected passages from The Making of Americans; "Melanctha" from Three Lives; portraits of the painters Cezanne, Matisse, and Picasso; Tender Buttons; the opera Four Saints in Three Acts; and poem, plays, lectures, articles, sketches, and a generous portion of her famous book on the Occupation of France, Wars I Have Seen.

Selected Writings of Girolamo Savonarola: Religion and Politics, 1490-1498

by Girolamo Savonarola Anne Borelli Maria Pastore Passaro

Five hundred years after his death at the stake, Girolamo Savonarola remains one of the most fascinating figures of the Italian Renaissance. This wide-ranging collection, with an introduction by historian Alison Brown, includes translations of his sermons and treatises on pastoral ministry, prophecy, politics, and moral reform, as well as the correspondence with Alexander VI that led to Savonarola's silencing and excommunication. Also included are first-hand accounts of religio-civic festivities instigated by Savonarola and of his last moments. This collection demonstrates the remarkable extent of Savonarola's contributions to the religious, political, and aesthetic debates of the late fifteenth century.

Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

From one of the greatest figures of 19th-century America. . . This new edition offers a broad view of the author's finest work, featuring his critical essays, poems, and letters, plus a considerable amount of material from the Journals, including an entry discovered in 1964 in the Library of Congress.

Selected Writings on Aesthetics

by Gregory Moore Johann Gottfried Herder

A seminal figure in the philosophy of history, culture, and language, Johann Gottfried Herder (1744-1803) also produced some of the most important and original works in the history of aesthetic theory. A student of Kant, he spent much of his life striving to reconcile the opposing poles of Enlightenment thought represented by his early mentors. His ideas influenced Hegel, Schleiermacher, Nietzsche, Dilthey, J. S. Mill, and Goethe. This book presents most of Herder's important writings on aesthetics, including the main sections of one of his major untranslated works, Kritische Wälder (Critical Forests). These notes, essays, and treatises, the majority of which appear here in English for the first time, show this idiosyncratic thinker both deeply rooted in the controversies of his day and pointing the way to future developments in aesthetics. Chosen to reflect the extent and diversity of Herder's concerns, the texts cover such topics as the psychology and physiology of aesthetic perception, the classification of the arts, taste, Shakespeare, the classical tradition, and the relationship between art and morality. Few thinkers have reflected so sensitively and productively on the cultural, historical, anthropological, ethical, and theological dimensions of art and the creative process. With this book, the importance of aesthetics to the evolution and texture of Herder's own thought, as well as his profound contribution to that discipline, comes fully into view.

Selecting A College Major: Exploration And Decision Making

by Virginia N. Gordon Susan J. Sears

This innovative text simplifies the process of choosing a major from a sometimes overwhelming array of majors and related career fields. It will assist not only the "undecided" student with selecting a major, but also the "major-changer" who is exploring alternative options. A step-by-step process leads students through personal and academic assessment as well as occupational information searches. Through thought-provoking activities, they can explore their academic, career, and personal interests and goals. Students can investigate academic majors from many perspectives, including a search of majors in general, majors on their campus, and majors based on their academic and occupational interests. Highlights of this text include: *A Natural Decision-Making Progression. Students are directly and personally involved in activities that involve exploration, reflection, and choice. *Extensive Major Exploration. Three distinct approaches help students narrow their list to realistic alternatives. *Incorporation of Academic and Career Interests, Abilities, and Values. Self-assessment gives students information on which to base their choice of a major. *Formulation of a Graduation Plan. Students use their academic transcripts to summarize all they have learned and develop a plan for the future. Features include: *Majors Exploration *Career Advice *Web Links *Tips from Successful Students *Student Bulletin Boards *Faculty Resources

Selections from Fragile Things, Volume Four

by Neil Gaiman

A mysterious circus terrifies an audience for one extraordinary performance before disappearing into the night. . . . In a Hugo Award-winning story, a great detective must solve a most unsettling royal murder in a strangely altered Victorian England. . . . Two teenage boys crash a party and meet the girls of their dreams--and nightmares. . . . These marvelous creations and more showcase the unparalleled invention and storytelling brilliance--as well as the terrifyingly dark and entertaining sense of humor--of the incomparable Neil Gaiman. By turns delightful, disturbing, and diverting, Fragile Things is a gift of literary enchantment from one of the most original writers of our time.

Selections from Fragile Things, Volume One

by Neil Gaiman

A mysterious circus terrifies an audience for one extraordinary performance before disappearing into the night. . . . In a Hugo Award-winning story, a great detective must solve a most unsettling royal murder in a strangely altered Victorian England. . . . Two teenage boys crash a party and meet the girls of their dreams--and nightmares. . . . These marvelous creations and more showcase the unparalleled invention and storytelling brilliance--as well as the terrifyingly dark and entertaining sense of humor--of the incomparable Neil Gaiman. By turns delightful, disturbing, and diverting, Fragile Things is a gift of literary enchantment from one of the most original writers of our time.

Selections from Science-Fiction Thinking Machines

by Groff Conklin

Read the twelve superb stories in this book, and see what the best Science Fiction writers of our time think might happen ... or what might be happening now! Stories by Asimov, Goldstone, Russell, Tenn, Simak, Bloch, Davis, Sturgeon, MacFarlane, Anderson, Miller and Townes.

Selections From Strangers in the Universe

by Clifford D. Simak

7 short stories - Target Generation, Mirage, Beachhead, The Answers, Retrograde Evolution, The Fence, and Shadow Show

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