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By Joachim Neugrochel, Tony Kushner. 1997
Kushner's imaginative retelling of the classic mystical legend, The Dybbuk, by S. Ansky, the noted Russian and Yiddish-language folklorist, novelist… and dramatist. Ansky formed an expedition which roamed throughout the Ukraine to preserve and collect Hasidic folktales. The Dybbuk was a product of that journey. Written before the outbreak of World War I, it wasn't produced until 1920, shortly after Ansky's death. It has been much-produced worldwide ever since.
By Robin Robertson, Euripides, Daniel Mendelsohn. 2014
A bold new translation of Euripides' shockingly modern classic work, from Forward Prize-winning poet Robin Robertson, with a new preface… by bestselling and award-winning writer, critic, and translator Daniel MendelsohnThebes has been rocked by the arrival of Dionysus, the god of wine and ecstasy. Drawn by the god's power, the women of the city have rushed to worship him on the mountain, drinking and dancing with frenzied abandon.Pentheus, the king of Thebes, is furious, denouncing this so-called god as a charlatan and an insurgent. But no mortal can deny a god, much less one as powerful and seductive as Dionysus, who will exact a terrible revenge on Pentheus, drawing the king to his own tragic destruction.This stunning translation by award-winning poet Robin Robertson reinvigorates Euripides' masterpiece. Updating it for contemporary readers, he brings the ancient verse to fervid, brutal life, revealing a work of art as devastating and relevant today as it was in the fifth century BC.
By William Butler Yeats, Rob Doggett. 2014
Recalling Yeats's 1890s fascination in aestheticism and the arts and crafts movement, selections will draw from the first published versions… of poems from works such as Crossways, The Rose, The Wind Among the Reeds, In the Seven Woods, The Green Helmet and Other Poems, Responsibilities, The Wild Swans at Coole, and Michael Robartes and the Dancer. A selection Irish myths and fairytales including "The Wanderings of Oisin," a Celtic fable and his first major poem, represent his fascination with mysticism, spiritualism and the rich and imaginative heritage of his native land.
By Robert Sheckley. 1990
From the very beginning of his career, Robert Sheckley was recognized by fans, reviewers and fellow authors as a master… storyteller and the wittiest satirist working in the science fiction field. E-Reads is proud to re-publish his acclaimed body of work, with nearly thirty volumes of full-length fiction and short story collections, all with striking new covers. Rediscover--or discover for the first time--a master of science fiction who, according to the New York Times, was "a precursor to Douglas Adams."When Sheckley creates a modern take on the myth of the minotaur, he creates a tour de force of imagination, fantasy and creative confusion. Through brief chapters running from 1. How Theseus got his first Mintoauring job to 3. I hate to blame Daedalus for everything, 20. The Attack of the Self Pity Plant and 22. Daedalus Dispenses with Causality and ending with 30. Falling Through the Story we travel a maze as lethally complicated as the Minotaur's and arrive at the end breathless with wonder, surprise and laughter.
By Patrice Martinez, Monica Ozello. 2016
Una parure di diamanti può nascondere sordidi segreti, e questi non sono sempre sotto buoni auspici.. Spesso ritroviamo in una… famiglia dei gioielli di "grande valore" che si tramandano da una generaazione all'altra. Ma in una casa borghese della bella Atene un regalo di valore inestimabile causerà non pochi tormenti al suo proprietario, un ricco commerciante ateniese. Una parure di diamanti può nascondere sordidi segreti, e questi non sempre sono sotto buoni auspici... "Una poarure di diamanti molto ambita" è un adattamento del libro di Partenio di Nicea "Le pene d'amore" numero 25: "Faillo"
By Patrice Martinez, Tarek Fateh Ghadbane. 2016
We often find in a family a jewellery of "high value" passing from one generation to another. But in a… mansion of beautiful Athens, a gift of inestimable cost will cause much anguish to its owner, a wealthy Athenian trader. A jewellery of diamonds can hide dark secrets, and they are not always put auspiciously ... "A Very Coveted Diamonds Jewellery" is a loose adaptation of Parthenius of Nicaea: "amorous passions", Number 25: "Phayllus"
By Nesbit, Rackham. 2018
William Shakespeare is arguably the most pivotal and widely read figure in the history of English literature. This comprehensive collection… highlights some of the bard’s best works, adapted to be more easily read and digestible for children. Featured within are some of the bard’s most famous and compelling works, including: The Comedy of ErrorsHamletMacbethThe Merchant of VeniceOthelloRomeo and JulietThe TempestAnd many more! Paired alongside gorgeous classic illustrations by notable Golden Age illustrator Arthur Rackham, Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare for Children makes a magnificent gift and great addition to any young reader’s budding library.
By E. T. Hoffman. 2018
On Christmas Eve, seven-year-old Marie and her eight-year-old brother Fritz anxiously await their Christmas gifts. When their godfather—a clock builder… and toymaker—arrives, he unveils an ornate clockwork castle adorned with whirling figurines for the children. While Fritz plays with the clock, Marie is taken aside and given another gift—a nutcracker. After Fritz grabs the nutcracker from Marie and breaks its jaw by cracking too many nuts, their playtime ends and they head off to bed. When the clock strikes twelve, magic makes its way into this enduring tale and an epic battle ensues. This timeless classic, featuring all-new full-color and black-and-white illustrations by artist Arkady Roytman and abridged text by Gina Gold, is the perfect story to get anyone in the holiday spirit!