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Vainglory: with Inclinations and Caprice (Penguin Classics)

By Ronald Firbank

The quite younger and completely alive Mrs Shamefoot wishes not anything greater than to have a memorial stained-glass window erected in her honour in an English cathedral. From this premise, the inimitable Ronald Firbank extends his witty, eccentric Vainglory, with a crowded solid of hilariously drawn characters - Winsome Brooks, woman Anne Pantry, pass over Wookie, Mrs Barrow of sunrise and Mrs Steeple - a rebellion of events, and a bottomless feel of the ridiculous. trendy by way of Auden, Forster and Waugh, Firbank's nice comedian ability, quick-fire discussion and descriptive flights of fancy are completely captured in Vainglory, his first and longest novel, in addition to in novellas integrated right here: Inclinations and Caprice.

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100 Selected Poems

E.E. Cummings is with no query one of many significant poets of this century, and this quantity, first released in 1959, is quintessential for each lover of recent lyrical verse. It includes 100 of Cummings’s wittiest and such a lot profound poems, harvested from thirty-five of the main substantially artistic years in modern American poetry. those poems convey the entire remarkable lyricism, playfulness, technical ingenuity, and compassion for which Cummings is legendary. They exhibit fantastically his extrapolations from conventional poetic constructions and his departures from them, in addition to the original synthesis of lavish imagery and acute creative precision that has received him the adulation and appreciate of critics and poetry fanatics everywhere.

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Art Since 1900: Modernism, Antimodernism, Postmodernism, Vol. 2 - 1945 to the Present, 2nd Edition

Five of the main influential and provocative artwork historians of our time have come jointly to supply a complete heritage of paintings within the 20th and twenty-first centuries―the most vital chronicle of contemporary paintings for a generation.

The authors of Art seeing that 1900 undertake a different, year-by-year constitution during which they current multiple hundred and twenty brief essays, every one targeting an important occasions and the production of a seminal paintings, the book of an inventive manifesto, or the hole of an important exhibition that inform the tale of the outstanding range of perform and interpretation that characterizes paintings of this era. every one turning element and step forward of modernism and postmodernism is explored extensive, as are the common anti-modernist reactions that proposed substitute visions of paintings and the area. Art considering that 1900 introduces scholars to the foremost theoretical methods to trendy and modern artwork in a manner that allows them to realize the numerous “voices” of artwork within the 20th and twenty-first centuries. 311 full-color and 128 black-and-white illustrations

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Postmodernism is Not What You Think (Twentieth Century Social Theory)

Hugely readable and assuredly composed, Postmodernism isn't What you're thinking that lightly demolishes the main malicious misconceptions of the topic through explaining why the postmodern is so emotionally and politically irritating. Lemert exhibits that the postmodern is much less a concept than a situation of social lifestyles led to by means of the difficulty modernity has landed itself in.Globalization, the media and pop culture, identification politics, the technological know-how wars, politics and cultural reviews, structuralism and poststructuralism, and the recent sociologies are installed lucid viewpoint as symptoms of the recent social formations dawning on the finish of the trendy age.

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M/E/A/N/I/N/G: An Anthology of Artists' Writings, Theory, and Criticism

By Mira Schor

M/E/A/N/I/N/G brings jointly essays and observation by way of over 100 artists, critics, and poets, culled from the paintings journal of a similar identify. The editors—artists Susan Bee and Mira Schor—have chosen the liveliest and such a lot provocative items from the maverick journal that bucked advertisement gallery pursuits and media hype in the course of its ten-year tenure (1986–96) to discover visible excitement with a culturally activist edge.
With its emphasis on artists’ views of aesthetic and social matters, this anthology offers a distinct chance to go into into the fray of the main hotly contested artwork problems with the previous few many years: the visibility of ladies artists, sexuality and the humanities, censorship, paintings global racism, the legacies of modernism, artists as moms, visible artwork within the electronic age, and the rewards and toils of a lifelong occupation in paintings. The stellar forged of contributing artists and artwork writers comprises Nancy Spero, Richard Tuttle, David Humphrey, Thomas McEvilley, Laura Cottingham, Johanna Drucker, David Reed, Carolee Schneemann, Whitney Chadwick, Robert Storr, Leon Golub, Charles Bernstein, and Alison Knowles.
This compelling and theoretically savvy assortment could be of curiosity to artists, paintings historians, critics, and a basic viewers drawn to the perspectives of working towards artists.

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The Book of Disquiet (Penguin Classics)

By Fernando Pessoa

Fernando Pessoa was once many writers in a single. He attributed his prolific writings to quite a lot of exchange selves, each one of which had a unique biography, ideology. and horoscope. while he died in 935, Pessoa left in the back of a trunk jam-packed with unfinished and unpublished writings, between that have been the striking pages that make up his posthumous masterpiece, The ebook of Disquiet, an extraordinary paintings that, in George Steiner's phrases, "gives to Lisbon the haunting spell of Joyce's Dublin or Kafka's Prague."

Published for the 1st time a few fifty years after his loss of life, this designated choice of brief, aphoristic paragraphs includes the "autobiography" of Bernardo Soares, one among Pessoa's exchange selves. half intimate diary, half prose poetry, half descriptive narrative, captivatingly translated by means of Richard Zenith, The e-book of Disquiet is without doubt one of the maximum works of the 20 th century.

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The Naked Year

Boris Pilnyak, an enormous stylistic strength in twentieth-century Russian literature, by no means shied from controversy.

It used to be his novel The bare Year, a flinchingly sincere portrayal of existence in post-Revolutionary Russia, that catapulted Pilnyak into notoriety. The bare Year follows the provincial city of Ordinin via 1919, a 12 months of warfare, ailment, and tumultuous switch. The village and its inhabitants--merchants, nobles, peasants, and communists alike--experience firsthand the impression of the violent progressive fight of the Reds, Whites, Blacks, and vegetables, till their international ultimately dissolves into chaos. So lyrical and surreal that it's been referred to as the "anti-novel," The bare 12 months captures the emotional center of a land trapped within the awful hole yr among frenzied Revolution and inflexible Soviet keep watch over

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Zeno's Conscience: A Novel

Lengthy hailed as a seminal paintings of modernism within the culture of Joyce and Kafka, and now to be had in a supple new English translation, Italo Svevo’s fascinating and wonderfully idiosyncratic novel conducts readers deep into one hilariously hyperactive and perpetually self-deluding brain. The brain in query belongs to Zeno Cosini, a neurotic Italian businessman who's writing his confessions on the behest of his psychiatrist. listed below are Zeno’s interminable makes an attempt to stop smoking, his courtship of the gorgeous but unresponsive Ada, his unexpected–and unexpectedly happy–marriage to Ada’s homely sister Augusta, and his affair with a shrill-voiced aspiring singer. bearing on those misadventures with wry wit and a perspicacity immediately unblinking and compassionate, Zeno’s Conscience is a miracle of mental realism.

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A Glastonbury Romance

By John Cowper Powys

A Glastonbury Romance, first released in 1932, is Powys masterwork, an epic novel of significant cumulative strength and lyrical intensity.

In it he probes the paranormal and religious ethos of the small English village of Glastonbury, and the impact upon its population of a legendary culture from the remotest prior of human heritage - the legend of the Grail. Powys's wealthy iconography interweav

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