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A Doll S House Dover Thrift Editions

Author : Henrik Ibsen
ISBN : 9798686664319
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One of the best-known, most frequently performed of modern plays, A Doll's House richly displays the genius with which Henrik Ibsen pioneered modern, realistic prose drama. In the central character of Nora, Ibsen epitomized the human struggle against the humiliating constraints of social conformity. Nora's ultimate rejection of a smothering marriage and life in "a doll's house" shocked theatergoers of the late 1800s and opened new horizons for playwrights and their audiences.But daring social themes are only one aspect of Ibsen's power as a dramatist. A Doll's House shows as well his gifts for creating realistic dialogue, a suspenseful flow of events and, above all, psychologically penetrating characterizations that make the struggles of his dramatic personages utterly convincing. Here is a deeply absorbing play as readable as it is eminently playable, reprinted from an authoritative translation.

A Doll S House

Author : Henrik Ibsen
ISBN : 0613185889
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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For use in schools and libraries only. One of the best-known, most frequently performed of modern plays, displaying Ibsen's genius for realistic prose drama. A classic expression of women's rights, the play builds to a climax in which the central character, Nora, rejects a smothering marriage
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Europe On Stage Translation And Theatre

Author : Gunilla Anderman
ISBN : 9781783192298
Genre : Drama
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Plays written by the major European dramatists of the last two centuries – from the firmly established classics of Ibsen and Chekhov to the recent successes of Yasmina Reza – are increasingly performed on British stages, often in new translations or versions. But what distinguishes one translation from another? And what social and cultural factors of reception must the translator of a foreign play take into account? This comprehensive study of the history of European plays on the English stage explores the importance of cultural assumptions and linguistic stumbling blocks. Gunilla Anderman looks at varying approaches to the foreign text as well as the need for new versions of the same play, and discusses the influence of European drama in translation and its contribution to and enrichment of English playwriting. Key phrases recurring in the original works of the European canon are also scrutinised in an attempt to demystify and unearth what English readers of the translated texts may never have known they were missing. Europe on Stage: Translation and Theatre is a valuable addition to the literature on the theatre, of interest to theatre-goers, theatre practitioners and linguists as well as students of drama, comparative literature and translation studies.
Category: Drama

The Koran

Author : Arthur Jeffery
ISBN : 0486414256
Genre : Religion
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Sacred scripture of Islam: Mohammed's revelations concerning the omniscience and majesty of God, death and judgment, the proper conduct of the faithful, previous prophets, kindness to orphans, more.
Category: Religion

Gunga Din And Other Favorite Poems

Author : Rudyard Kipling
ISBN : 0486264718
Genre : Poetry
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Treasury of 44 poems recalls British character and attitudes at the height of the Empire. "Gunga Din," "Danny Deever," "If," "The White Man s Burden," many others, reprinted from standard texts. Notes."
Category: Poetry

The Father

Author : August Strindberg
ISBN : 9780486432175
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Many experiences in the personal life of poet, author, and dramatist August Strindberg involved a duel between the sexes, with ruthless, aggressive women usurping male prerogatives of decision-making and leadership. Strindberg explores this theme in The Father — his best work and one of the most gripping psychological dramas of modern theater.
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Author : Henrik Ibsen
ISBN : 9780486112886
Genre : Drama
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Powerful psychological drama (1881) exposes hypocrisy of social conventions. Mrs. Helen Alving is haunted by her husband's infidelities and the disease he has passed to their son.
Category: Drama

The Hey Nonny Handbook

Author : Julia Jeffries
ISBN : 1905641206
Genre : Self-Help
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This is a literary survival guide to the middle years for women with teenage children, elderly parents and husbands in crisis. Take two women: One finds her high-flying career has flown her straight into a brick wall; the other discovers her husband lurking in the shrubbery, texting his mistress. This is the book they wrote. Written for ......
Category: Self-Help

The Early Short Stories Of F Scott Fitzgerald

Author : F. Scott Fitzgerald
ISBN : 9780486803432
Genre : Literary Collections
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"Ideal for students and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the literary works of an iconic American author. Very highly recommended." ― The Midwest Book Review Although better known today for his novels, in the 1920s F. Scott Fitzgerald ranked among the top writers of magazine fiction. Fitzgerald represented the dreams and aspirations of the post-World War I generation in his life as well as his works. With his glamorous wife, Zelda, and cosmopolitan social circle, the gifted young wordsmith projected the perfect image for narrating tales of restless youth in a hectic world. These short stories offer insights into many themes, characters, and techniques that emerged in Fitzgerald's later works. "Winter Dreams," written three years before The Great Gatsby, shares the concept of commitment to an idealized dream. "Babes in the Woods," developed while the author was still a student at Princeton, evidences the roots of This Side of Paradise. A dozen other selections ― including "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "The Camel's Back," "The Four Fists," and "The Cut-Glass Bowl" ― offer further insights into the author's growing skills as well as individual examples of his sparkling prose, understated wit, and deft characterizations.
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Little Orphant Annie And Other Poems

Author : James Whitcomb Riley
ISBN : 0486282600
Genre : Poetry
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Famous for his nostalgic poems invoking the people and places of rural Indiana, James Whitcomb Riley (1849–1916) earned himself the nickname "the Hoosier poet." His verse also earned him election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the gold medal of the National Institute of Arts and Letters, and several honorary degrees. This volume contains a rich selection of his best and most familiar poems — filled with the warmth, humor, and picturesque Hoosier dialect that made Riley one of the most beloved American poets. Included are "The Old Swimmin'-Hole," "The Raggedy Man," "When the Frost Is on the Punkin," "Little Orphant Annie," "An Old Sweetheart of Mine," and many more.
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The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
ISBN : UOM:39015079755925
Genre : Bibliography, National
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Books In Print

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105021781450
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

Library Journal

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ISBN : UVA:X006106497
Genre : Libraries
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The Library Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015082964662
Genre : Libraries
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Category: Libraries

American Bookseller

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ISBN : MINN:31951P00308529A
Genre : Booksellers and bookselling
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