Isaac Alb niz

Author: Walter Aaron Clark
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199250523
Format: PDF, ePub
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'Clark makes a convincing case for a revision of received opinion in a clear, scholarly but readable narrative that is refreshingly untrendy... Clark's biography has much to recommend it. I particularly enjoyed the depiction of fin-de-siècle European musical life that forms a kind of incidental accompaniment to the main story.' -Tess Knighton, Times Literary SupplementIsaac Albéniz (1860-1909) composed some of the most enduring masterpieces in a Spanish style, works that remain favourites with guitarists, pianists, and music lovers the world over. This is the only biography in English of the fascinatingly complex man behind this music, and it presents much valuable new information about his career as a performer and composer.


Author: Patrick W. Antoine
Publisher: CrossBooks Publishing
ISBN: 9781462752607
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Ruth: A Romantic Portrait of Redemption takes the reader by the hand and leads him or her along a path of discovery. By exploring the ancient story of Ruth and her devotion to family, Patrick W. Antoine uncovers the deep and enduring love that God holds for his people, his patient persistence in working in their lives, and his commitment to preparing them to encounter his love made flesh in Jesus Christ. Ruth walks through the biblical account of Ruth's life, explaining the traditions of her time and place, mapping out the riches of the typologies that bind this Old Testament book to the New Testament's gospels, and serving, along the way, as an approachable and nuanced commentary on the text of Ruth. Charts, highlighted insights, abundant scriptural cross-references, citations from other resources, helpfully titled sections, and a bibliography contribute details that enable the reader to appreciate the riches contained in the Bible's presentation of Ruth's story. If you have paged through the biblical account of Ruth's life and wondered how to make sense of a story set so long ago in a strange culture, if you have desired to expose yourself to the accounts of God's loving care for his people, or if you have wondered about how that love came among us in Christ to redeem us, then Ruth will guide you through this simple, profound, and enduring testimony to a woman of deep faith.

Portrait of a Man with Red Hair

Author: Hugh Walpole
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781977628220
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is Hugh Walpole's most venturesome, most exciting romance. Down to the town of Treliss on the Cornish coast came Harkness, a your American of Puritan cutlture and ideal, there to find the adventure and the love of his life, and pain the like of which he had never dreamed. Here the skill of Walpole turns to a tale of daring, a new expansion of his genius. The power of Fortitude, the bold characterizations of The Cathedral, the wistful quality of The Old Ladies, are combined here with an episode entirely astonishing, and worked out in an atmosphere of sharp suspense.

The Portrait in Fiction of the Romantic Period

Author: Joe Bray
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317019776
Format: PDF
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Beginning with the premise that the portrait was undergoing a shift in both form and function during the Romantic age, Joe Bray examines how these changes are reflected in the fiction of writers such as Maria Edgeworth, Jane Austen, Sir Walter Scott, Elizabeth Hamilton and Amelia Opie. Bray considers portraiture in a broad sense as encompassing caricature and the miniature, as well as the classic portraits of Sir Joshua Reynolds and others. He argues that the portrait in fiction often functions not as a transparent index to character or as a means of producing a straightforward likeness, but rather as a cue for misreading and a sign of the slipperiness and subjectivity of interpretation. The book is concerned with more than simply the appearance of portraits in Romantic fiction, however. More broadly, The Portrait in Fiction of the Romantic Period investigates how the language of portraiture pervades the novel in this period and how the two art forms exert mutual stylistic influence on each other.

Encyclopedia of the Romantic Era 1760 1850

Author: Christopher John Murray
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781579584221
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Review: "Written to stress the crosscurrent of ideas, this cultural encyclopedia provides clearly written and authoritative articles. Thoughts, themes, people, and nations that define the Romantic Era, as well as some frequently overlooked topics, receive their first encyclopedic treatments in 850 signed articles, with bibliographies and coverage of historical antecedents and lingering influences of romanticism. Even casual browsers will discover much to enjoy here."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004.

Camus a Romance

Author: Elizabeth Hawes
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9780802199874
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Albert Camus is best known for his contribution to twentieth-century literature. But who was he, beneath the trappings of fame? Camus, a Romance reveals the French-Algerian of humble birth; the TB-stricken exile editing the war resistance newspaper Combat; the pied noir in anguish over the Algerian War; the Don Juan who loved a multitude of women. These form only the barest outlines of Camus’s life, which Elizabeth Hawes chronicles alongside her own experience following in his footsteps. Camus, a Romance is at once biography and memoir—wrought with passion and detail, it is the story not only of Camus, but of the relationship between a reader and a most beloved writer.