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Out of the Best Books: Rare books, Out of print. The principal idea behind this book is that the best way to study literature is to read it--that the work of literature itself is more important than anything that can be said about it Therefore, with the hope that it will be read and discussed by thousands of women throughout the world, this book has been prepared and published Rare books, Out of print. Therefore, with the hope that it will be read and discussed by thousands of women throughout the world, this book has been prepared and published for use in the literature program of the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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Be the first to ask a question about Out of the Best Books. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Oct 02, Kay added it. This five volume set of books is a magnificent collection of some of the greatest literature ever written. Each short story, poem, and essay was carefully chosen to be included in these volumes. I just finished Volume 1.
Out of the Best Books: An Anthology of Literature, Volumes One - Five
My plan is to read all five volumes. I read one short story, essay, or poem each evening, or several eve This five volume set of books is a magnificent collection of some of the greatest literature ever written. I read one short story, essay, or poem each evening, or several evenings a week, and Volume 1 about pages has taken me about five months to read.
I am being introduced to the great authors and am learning so much. I feel like I am taking a literature class and Mr.
Clark is an excellent teacher, helping me understand what I would never understand on my own. After each poem, essay or short story, he gives a synopsis and explanation of what was just read. Some I still don't understand, but that's okay. I feel myself growing and learning. It's impossible to adequately review a book like this, but I wanted to record some of my favorite "Ah Ha's! Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;". I loved "The Portable Phonograph", a futuristic short story by Walter Van Tilburg Clark about the four last survivors of humankind and how they come out of their respective caves to listen to a salvaged phonograph, classical music, their last shred of civilization everything else was destroyed in the "explosion.
My Dad used to quote, "Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink. I now know those were literary references from "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Probably everyone but me. Truly one of the greatest poems of world literature. I love the first line of the latter: The best is yet to be," I think one of the most poignant is a short story I used in a speech I did in high school,"The Lament" by Anton Chekhov.
It's about a man, a "Cabby" taxi driver whose son has just passed away and he longs for somebody, anybody to listen to him as he expresses his grief. I love "Abou Ben Adhem" for two reasons: It's my neighbor's favorite poem he wants it read at his funeral and I understand it!
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Without any help from Mr. Clark, I "get" that one. Stay tuned for about five months for the review of Volume 2. I can't wait to get started! Volume 2 Reviewed January, I just finished Volume 2.
This volume's theme is Love, Marriage, and Family. Each section explores through literature and art this volume includes some beautiful paintings character traits necessary for success in love in family. Just reading the list makes you want to be a better person. As expressed in my review of Volume 1, it is impossible to adequately review a page book, crammed with some of the greatest literature ever written. That is exasperated by the fact that it took me nine months to read it.
Well, actually most of that time it was sitting in my book basket, begging to be read. But I will mention a few of my favorites: It's the story of an immature girl's discovery that no matter our age, we are all the same. Refinement A sad, but revealing short story by Willa Cather, "The Sculptor's Funeral" contrasts the coarse townspeople and family with a sensitive, artistic young man, that is persecuted for his differences.
Humility I loved, loved, loved a short story in this section, "Mother" by Kathleen Norris. A young woman from a large, poor family is now living in the city- eager to make something of her life. She becomes very interested in a young man; a fellow employee. While at home one weekend, visiting her family, the young man shows up. She is mortified for him to see where she came from, and is especially embarrassed by her overworked mother and her many younger siblings. The best short stories should haunt you for days and weeks.
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They are linked by a unity of place — the fenlands of Norfolk and Cambridge — and by precise, elegant prose that elevates everyday occurrences into small, perfectly rendered pieces of art. Possibly the most economical short story writer in this list, Carver, with his precise, punchy prose, conveys in a few words what many novelists take several pages to elucidate. Adichie had written two novels set in her native Nigeria before this collection.
It shifts her gaze to the US in 12 stories that explore the experiences of husbands and wives, parents and children, immigrants and permanent residents. The title story delves into the loneliness suffered by a Nigerian girl who moves to an America far removed from her imaginings.
A wise and emotive writer, in this collection Adichie touches on her familiar themes of exile, cultural miscommunications and the human desire to reconcile internal and external worlds. She also won the Man Booker International prize for her lifetime body of work and has been called a modern-day Chekhov. A pioneering modernist writer, Mansfield was born and brought up in colonial New Zealand before moving to Britain, where she became friends with DH Lawrence and Virginia Woolf.
The title story, one of her best-known works, is written in the modernist style, with the deceptively simple setting of a family preparing for a garden party. Against this backdrop Mansfield brilliantly interweaves meditations on class, life and death, illusion and reality. He is brilliant at evoking social nuance and has an unfailing eye for the tiniest detail that will shine light on the whole.
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