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By Jane Mallison

Unleash your literary side--one nice publication at a time!

Like taking a personal category with an attractive literature professor, Book Smart is your price ticket for literary enlightenment throughout the year and for the remainder of your lifestyles. no matter if you are a passionate turner of pages otherwise you aspire to be better-read, Book Smart expands your wisdom and delight with a month-by-month plan that tackles one hundred twenty of the main compelling books of all time.

Throughout the yr, each one booklet comes alive with ancient notes, highlights on key topics and characters, and suggestion on the right way to procedure examining. here's a sampling of what you could expect:

  • January: Make a clean commence with classics like Beowulf and Dante's Inferno
  • April: Welcome spring within the corporation of sturdy girls like Jane Eyre, Anna Karenina, and Vanity Fair's Becky Sharpe
  • August: convey a breath of clean air to summer's warmth with comedic works from Kingsley Amis and Oscar Wilde
  • October: come back to college with children suffering to develop up in classics like Little Women and up to date bestsellers equivalent to The Curious Incident of the puppy within the Night-Time
  • December: have fun year's finish with sizeable prizewinners comparable to The is still of the Day and Leaves of Grass

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Braithwaite has become obsessed with the life and writings of Flaubert, best known for Madame Bovary, whose title heroine commits adultery, then suicide. Readers learn a prodigious amount about Flaubert, none of it told in orthodox womb-to-tomb biographical style. ). As for Flaubert, we enjoy learning of his delight in the white bearskin in his room, his climbing of the Pyramids—and his plan to drop a Rouen businessman’s card there, the postage stamps that bear his image, his deep sense of filial love, and the macabre humor of his ill-dug grave.

His mother can’t look at him, his father shoves him back into his room, the maid resigns. At first his sixteen-year-old sister is compassionate, bringing him foods his new coleopteran body T 14 January Copyright © 2008 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Click here for terms of use. might enjoy, but she comes to resent and denounce him. His father throws apples at him, one imbedding itself in his back and festering. ” It is she who eventually finds his desiccated body and tosses it out. The family undergoes its own transformation: the senescent father, again a wage-earner, holds himself newly erect; the mother looks forward to the new apartment they’ll take; and the sister blossoms into adulthood.

Click here for terms of use. ” Like a good Athenian responding to a threat, the dishonored Oedipus takes action, punishing himself vigorously—and gorily. He stabs out his eyes, the blinding instrument at hand the brooch that had fastened the robe of Jocasta. ” But this play offers more than brilliant plotting. Centuries could be spent—have been spent—attempting to dissect the character of Oedipus and the accompanying meaning of the play. One interpretation: a man who becomes too aware of his own excellence deserves a reminder that the gods are in control.

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