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Unknown Masterpieces

Author : Edwin Frank
ISBN : UCSC:32106017275063
Genre : Fiction
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In this original collection, several of today's finest writers introduce little-known treasures of literature that they count among their favorite books. Here Toni Morrison celebrates a great Guinean storyteller whose novel of mystical adventure and surprising revelation transforms our image of Africa, while Susan Sontag raises the curtain on a distant summer when three of the greatest poets of the twentieth century exchanged love letters like no others. Here too John Updike analyzes the rare art of an English comic genius, Jonathan Lethem considers a hard-boiled and heartbreaking story of prison life, and Michael Cunningham uncovers the secrets of what may well be the finest short novel in modern American literature. Other contributors include such noted authors as Arthur C. Danto, Lydia Davis, Elizabeth Hardwick, Francine Prose, Luc Sante, Colm Tóibín, Eliot Weinberger, and James Wood. Lucid, polished, provocative, inspiring, these essays are models of critical appreciation, offering personal, impassioned, thoughtful responses to a wide range of wonderful books. Unknown Masterpieces is a treat for all lovers of great writing and a useful and stimulating guidebook for readers eager to venture off literature's beaten tracks. Eliot Weinberger on Hindoo Holiday by J.R. Ackerley Arthur C. Danto on The Unknown Masterpiece by Honoré de Balzac John Updike on Seven Men by Max Beerbohm Jonathan Lethem on On the Yard by Malcolm Braly Toni Morrison on The Radiance of the King by Camara Laye Colm Tóibín on The Go-Between by L.P. Hartley Francine Prose on A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes Susan Sontag on Letters: Summer 1926 by Boris Pasternak, Marina Tsvetayeva, and Rainer Maria Rilke Luc Sante on Classic Crimes by William Roughead James Wood on The Golovlyov Family by Shchedrin Elizabeth Hardwick on The Unpossessed by Tess Slesinger Lydia Davis on The Life of Henry Brulard by Stendhal Michael Cunningham on The Pilgrim Hawk by Glenway Wescott

Masterpieces Of Terror And The Unknown

Author : Marvin Kaye
ISBN : UOM:39015073817788
Genre : Nature
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Gathers stories by Joyce Carol Oates, Willa Cather, Barry N. Malzberg, Theodore Sturgeon, Stephen Crane, H.G. Wells, E.F. Benson, H.P. Lovecraft, Jack London, Bram Stoker, Richard Matheson, and Jack Vance

Unknown Masterpieces Of Indian Folk Tribal Art

Author : Subhashini Aryan
ISBN : IND:30000122968575
Genre : Art
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This Catalogue profusely illustrated with over 500 colour plates can be claimed to be a first-hand attempt concentrating mainly on the hitherto unknown and unexplored folk and tribal art objects.

China At The Court Of The Emperors

Author : Roderick Whitfield
ISBN : UOM:39015080820981
Genre : History
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China at the Court of the Emperors presents almost two hundred masterpieces, various in form and rich in beauty, coming from thirty-two museums and institutes in Shaanxi, Henan, Gansu, and Jiangsu provinces, many of them never seen in the West before. It examines the vast period from the Eastern Han dynasty (25-220) through the Tang (618-907), during which Chinese civilization underwent radical transformation. As a matter of fact, Tang China synthesized foreign and indigenous elements that had been present for centuries, thus creating a new, distinctive, and extraordinary cosmopolitan civilization, made possible by tolerance--a message as important today as it was 1,500 years ago. The book includes essays by some of the foremost experts in the field, including Roderick Whitfield (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London), Felix Schoeber (University of Westminster, London), Lillian Lan-ying Tseng (Yale University), Nicola di Cosmo (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton), Stefano Zacchetti (Università Ca' Foscari, Venice), and Chao-Hui Jenny Liu (New York University).

Unknown Masterpieces Of Indian Folk Tribal Art

Author : Home of Folk Art (Gurgaon, India)
ISBN : 819043943X
Genre : Ethnic art
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Sovereign Carpets

Author : Edoardo Concaro
ISBN : 8881186306
Genre : Art
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Gives the reader a sample of the different kinds of oriental carpets.

The Unknown Masterpiece

Author : Honore de Balzac
ISBN : 9781590174159
Genre : Fiction
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Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850) is generally credited as the inventor of the modern realistic novel. In more than ninety novels, he set forth French society and life as he saw it. He created a cast of over two thousand individual and identifiable characters, some of whom reappear in different novels. He organized his works into his masterpiece, La Comedie Humaine,which was the final result of his attempt to grasp the whole of society and experience into one varied but unified work. Richard Howard was born in Cleveland in 1929. He is the author of fourteen volumes of poetry and has published more than one hundred fifty translations from the French, including works by Gide, Stendhal, de Beauvoir, Baudelaire, and de Gaulle. Howard received a National Book Award for his translation of Fleurs du mal and a Pulitzer Prize for Untitled Subjects, a collection of poetry.

The Unknown Masterpiece

Author : Коллектив авторов
ISBN : 9785040757756
Genre : Fiction
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Masterpieces Of Art

Author : North Carolina Museum of Art
ISBN : UOM:39015034672199
Genre : Art
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Rediscovered Masterpieces Of Mesoamerica

Author : Gerald Berjonneau
ISBN : UCSC:32106010438742
Genre : Central America
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The Unknown Masterpiece

Author : Honoré de Balzac
ISBN : 154131736X
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The Unknown MasterpieceLe Chef-d'oeuvre inconnuHonor� de BalzacTranslated by Ellen MarriageLe Chef-d'oeuvre inconnu (English "The Unknown Masterpiece") is a short story by Honor� de Balzac. It was first published in the newspaper L'Artiste with the title "Ma�tre Frenhofer" (English: "Master Frenhofer") in August 1831. It appeared again later in the same year under the title "Catherine Lescault, conte fantastique." It was published in Balzac's �tudes philosophiques in 1837 and was integrated into the Com�die humaine in 1846."Le Chef-d'oeuvre inconnu" is a reflection on art, and has had an important influence on modernist artists.Young Nicolas Poussin, as yet unknown, visits the painter Porbus in his workshop. He is accompanied by the old master Frenhofer who comments expertly on the large tableau that Porbus has just finished. The painting is of Mary of Egypt, and while Frenhofer sings her praises, he hints that the work seems unfinished. With some slight touches of the paintbrush, Frenhofer transforms Porbus' painting such that Mary the Egyptian appears to come alive before their very eyes. Although Frenhofer has mastered his technique, he admits that he has been unable to find a suitable model for his own masterpiece, which depicts a beautiful courtesan called Catherine Lescault, known as La Belle noiseuse. He has been working on this future masterpiece, that no one has yet seen, for ten years. Poussin offers his own lover, Gillette, as a model. Gillette is so beautiful that Frenhofer is inspired to finish his project quickly. Poussin and Porbus come to admire the painting, but all they can see is part of a foot that has been lost in a swirl of colors. Their disappointment drives Frenhofer to madness, and he destroys the painting and dies that night.

Masterpieces Of Victorian Photography 1840 1900 From The Gernsheim Collection

Author : Helmut Gernsheim
ISBN : STANFORD:36105010597271
Genre : Photographers
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Masterpieces Of Mystery And The Unknown

Author : Agatha Christie
ISBN : 0312351488
Genre : Fiction
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A masterful collection of short fiction by the beloved mystery writer features twenty-eight stories, such as "Witness for the Prosecution," "Three Blind Mice," and lesser known works, including her supernatural suspense tales. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Masterpieces Of World Literature

Author : Frank Northen Magill
ISBN : UCSC:32106008773696
Genre : Literature
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Philosophy and fantasy, plays and poems, essays and epics -- 270 literary classics that range from The Divine Comedy and Death Comes for the Archbishop to The Aeneid and The Grapes of Wrath are summarized and analyzed in this essential reference.

101 Masterpieces Of American Primitive Painting

Author : Edgar William Garbisch
ISBN : UOM:39015015667705
Genre : Art
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The Unknown Masterpiece And Other Stories

Author : Honoré de Balzac
ISBN : OCLC:712413061
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The Louvre And The Masterpiece

Author : Isabelle Lemaistre
ISBN : UOM:39015082759609
Genre : Art
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An exploration of how the definition of a "masterpiece" has changed over time with 91 works of art drawn from all eight of the Musée du Louvre's collection areas.

Masterpieces Of Australian Photography

Author : Josef Lebovic
ISBN : STANFORD:36105020373747
Genre : Photography
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The Unknown Masterpiece Etc

Author : Honoré de Balzac
ISBN : HARVARD:HWBIAB
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Masterpieces Of The Makonde Ebony Sculptures From East Africa A Comprehensive Photo Documentation

Author : Max Mohl
ISBN : UOM:39015056278313
Genre : Makonde (African people)
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