Isaac McCaslin is the most significant character and the unifying force in the book. Generally called ‘Uncle Ike” he is uncle to half a country, but he is father to no one. He will live to be an old man.
The story revolves around two rivals and ex-lovers, the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont. Both of them often try to humiliate and degrade others and to achieve this end they use seduction as a weapon.
The story revolves around the title character Ellen Foster, the first person narrator and protagonist of the novel. She happens to be a young white American girl. She lives in adverse conditions somewhere in the rural South.
It is an anti-war novel that describes the events drawn on the author’s own experiences as a war correspondent. The author was the war correspondent for ‘The Times’ and ‘Le Figaro’ in French Indochina 1951 to 1954.
The novel is set in a Hasidic Jewish Community in the 1950s, in Brooklyn, New York. The protagonist lives in that community but he also studies art outside in New York, Massachusetts, and Europe. As the story progresses he grows into an artist and a good Jew.
इवान बूनिन रूस के पहले ऐसे लेखक थे जिनको १९३३ में साहित्य का नोबेल पुरस्कार प्रदान किया गया था। बूनिन का जन्म २२ अक्टोबर १८७० को उनके पुरखौली घर में वोरोनेज़ में हुआ था। उनका पूरा नाम इवान अलेक्सीविच बूनिन था।
तुर्गनेव को रूस के महानतम लेखकों में गिना जाता है। वो एक उपन्यासकार, लघु कथा लेखक होने के साथ ही एक उच्च श्रेणी के नाटककार भी थे। उनकी प्रथम प्रकाशित पुस्तक का शीर्षक था "ए स्पोर्ट्समैंस स्केचेस" जो की १८५२ में प्रकाशित हुई थी। रूसी यथार्थवाद की क्ष्रेणी में इस पुस्तक को मील का पत्थर माना जाता है।
रूस के महानतम लेखकों में गिने जाने वाले अन्तोन चेख़व का जन्म १७ जुलाई, १८६०, को तगाणरोग में हुआ था। उनके दादा जी एक राजकीय सेवक थे। उनके पिताजी ने एक व्यापारी की बेटी से शादी की थी और तगाणरोग में स्थायी रूप से रहने लगे थे, जहां, चेखव के बाल्यकाल में उन्होने एक छोटा सा जरूरी सामान का व्यापार शुरू किया पर सफल नहीं हुए।
उन्होने अपने लेखन से विश्व्यापी साहित्यिक और व्यवसायिक सफलता प्राप्त की है। उन्होने साहित्य में "जादुई यथार्थवाद" को लोकप्रिय बनाया और साहित्य में अपना योगदान दिया है। उनकी कथाओं में समय समय पर जादुई तत्वों और घटनाओं का चित्रण होता है।
उनकी लिखी हुई लघु कथायें और उपन्यास अब बहुत सी भाषाओं में अनुवादित हो चुकी हैं। इस पुस्तक में हमने लू शुन जी द्वारा लिखी तीन कहानियों का हिन्दी अनुवाद प्रस्तुत किया है। आशा है की पाठकों को ये कहानियाँ पसंद आयेंगी। हम आगे भी उनकी लिखी और कहानियों और उपन्यासों को हिन्दी अनुवाद प्रस्तुत करते रहेंगे।
The first public enactment of the play took place after more than thirty years of its writing. It was publicly performed in London in 1925. On the other hand, “Mrs. Warren’s Profession” opened in New Haven, CT and New York City, in the United States in 1905.
The narrator of the novel is Oskar Schell, a nine-year old boy. The story basically revolves around Oskar’s discovery of a key in a vase that belonged to his father and search around New York to get more information about the key.
According to Angela Carter, she started working on “Wise Children” after she had come to know that she had cancer. It was really very difficult for her because she would be leaving a small son and a husband behind her.
In "Go Tell It on the Mountain", the author has made several references to the Holy Bible. The story of Ham is the most significant of all. The story of Ham goes like this in short: Ham was the son of Noah.
It is also pointed out that “Fences” is a dense and unsettling play. The play runs for three hours, heavily laden with lost hope and broken dreams. Some people say that the length of the play makes it depressing after some time.
The story of the novel is set ten years before the Civil Rights Movement began. It is set in the year 1948. The African-Americans had to face a lot of problems during this period but they had their own successes as well, but the dramatic events of the Civil Rights Movement overshadowed all that.
“The Visit” asks several questions. It questions Swiss neutrality during the Second World War. It also puts a question mark on the rise of fascism. The play also points critically to the rise of capitalism in the 1950s. Eventually, it tries to ask questions about the general corruptibility of justice.
Tsitsi Dangarembga is one of the few Zimbabwean writers who have found their distinct place in the world literature scenario. Having spent most of her childhood in England, Tsitsi went back to Africa and completed her higher studies there.
The story revolves around the lives of five sisters, the Lisbon girls. The people living in their community are quite fascinated by the acts of these five sisters because they can’t explain for their acts.
Several questions began to be raised about cloning through the research which was directed at improving the health of common human beings. The story also explores the issues like childhood bullying and the role of sex in human relationships.
The story of the play revolves around a young prostitute named Shen Teh. She struggles hard to live a life that is moral and good. She does not want to be abused and trod upon by those people who would accept and abuse her goodness.
The story of the novel revolves around a young girl named Tita. Pedro is her lover, but she continues to long her entire life to marry him. Unfortunately, they are never married because Tita’s mother upholds the family tradition of the youngest daughter not marrying but taking care of her mother until the mother passes away.
There is an interesting story behind the conception of the novel. It is said that Isabel Allende got the news that her one hundred year-old grandfather was dying. She started writing a letter to her grandfather. This very letter, eventually, became manuscript of “The House of the Spirits.”
The novel explores the corruption and religious fundamentalism that gripped the author’s native country. The story is told from the point of view of a child. Through the lives of several characters, the author describes the wave of bloody coups and corrupt military rule that is the part of the Nigerian politics.
“White Noise” by Don DeLillo was first published in the year 1985. It was the eighth novel published by the author.
The book received the U. S. National Book Award for Fiction in the year of its publication.
“The White Devil” by English playwright John Webster first premiered in 1612. The play’s premier proved to be a complete failure, very talked about notorious failure.
It is a revenge tragedy, which according to Webster was not appreciated by an unreceptive audience in the dead of winter when it first premiered.
The story is about a Syrian-American Muslim, Abdulrahman Zeitoun. He was born and brought up in Syria.
He worked for a few years as an apprentice in Jableh, the port city in Syria. After that he worked for twenty years as a muscleman, engineer, and fisherman.
The protagonist of the novel, Julien Sorel, is an intelligent and ambitious man from a poor family, a carpenter’s son. He has very high ambitions, but he does not understand the ways of the world, yet he wants to conquer it. He wants to rise high in his life.
The story revolves around the death of the title character Ilyich Golovin. He dies at the age of 45. Ilyich happens to be a high-court judge in the 19th century Russia. On the surface it appears that he is living a very good life, but he has very strained relationship with his wife.
“War and Peace” by one of the most famous and respected Russian authors, Leo Tolstoy, was first published in 1869. It is an epic novel and often considered to be one of the most significant works of world literature.
The story explores the mental trauma and changes in behavior shown by the soldiers who have come back from the war.
“All Quiet On the Western Front” was first published in the German newspaper Vissische Zeitung in the year 1928. After one year it was published in the book form.