Faust Part Two

Author: J. W. von Goethe
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191500453
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Loosely connected with Part One and the German legend of Faust, Part Two is a dramatic epic rather than a strictly constructed drama. It is conceived as an act of homage to classical Greek culture and inspired above all by the world of story-telling and myth at the heart of the Greek tradition, as well as owing some of its material to the Arabian Nights tales. The restless and ruthless hero, advised by his cynical demon-companion Mephistopheles, visits classical Greece i search of the beautiful Helen of Troy. Returning to modern times, he seeks to crown his career by gaining control of the elements, and at his death is carried up into the unkown regions, still in pursuit of the `Eternal Feminine'. David Luke's translation of Part One won the European Poetry Translation Prize. Here he again imitates the varied verse-forms of the original, and provides a highly readable - and actable - translation, supported by an introduction, full notes, and an index of classical mythology. 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.

The Sickness Unto Death

Author: Soren Kierkegaard
Publisher: Jovian Press
ISBN: 1531299628
Format: PDF
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The Sickness unto Death, Kierkegaard moves beyond anxiety on the mental-emotional level to the spiritual level, where--in contact with the eternal--anxiety becomes despair. Both anxiety and despair reflect the misrelation that arises in the self when the elements of the synthesis--the infinite and the finite--do not come into proper relation to each other. Despair is a deeper expression for anxiety and is a mark of the eternal, which is intended to penetrate temporal existence.

The Judge and His Hangman

Author: Friedrich Dürrenmatt
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781782273417
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A genre-bending mystery recalling the work of Alain Robbe-Grillet and anticipating the postmodern fictions of Paul Auster and other contemporary neo-noir novelists. Inspector Barlach forgoes the arrest of a murderer in order to manipulate him into killing another, more elusive criminal. This is a thriller that brings existential philosophy and the detective genre into dazzling convergence.

Die Soldaten Eine Komodie

Author: Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781514388259
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.

The Vocation of Man

Author: Johann Gottlieb Fichte
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872200371
Format: PDF, ePub
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Contents: Translator's Introduction Selected Bibliography Note on the Text The Vocation of Man Preface Book One: Doubt Book Two: Knowledge Book Three: Faith

The Physicists

Author: Friedrich Dürrenmatt
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780802144270
Format: PDF
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The world's greatest physicist, Johann Wilhelm Mobius, is in a madhouse, haunted by recurring visions of King Solomon. He is kept company by two other equally deluded scientists: one who thinks he is Einstein, another who believes he is Newton. It soon becomes evident, however, that these three are not as harmlessly lunatic as they appear. Are they, in fact, really mad? Or are they playing some murderous game, with the world as the stake? For Mobius has uncovered the mystery of the universe--and therefore the key to its destruction--and Einstein and Newton are vying for this secret that would enable them to rule the earth.

The Method

Author: Juli Zeh
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409028291
Format: PDF, ePub
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Mia Holl lives in a state governed by The Method, where good health is the highest duty of the citizen. Everyone must submit medical data and sleep records to the authorities on a monthly basis, and regular exercise is mandatory. Mia is young and beautiful, a successful scientist who is outwardly obedient but with an intellect that marks her as subversive. Convinced that her brother has been wrongfully convicted of a terrible crime, Mia comes up against the full force of a regime determined to control every aspect of its citizens' lives.

Julie Or the New Heloise

Author: Philip Stewart
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1584659653
Format: PDF
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A novel in which Rousseau reconceptualized the relationship of the individual to the collective and articulated a new moral paradigm