The fun and easy way to speak Spanish With Mexico the #1 international destination for Americans, over 14 million secondary school students enrolled in Spanish classes, and Spanish the primary language in many neighborhoods from L.A. to Miami, this should easily be the most popular title in our new phrase book series, following in the footsteps of Spanish For Dummies (0-7645-5194-9), which has sold more than 300,000 copies. Susana Wald is a writer, teacher, and translator.
Author: Hans Fallada
Publisher: Melville House
Written in an encrypted notebook while incarcerated in a Nazi insane asylum and discovered after his death, The Drinker may be Hans Fallada’s most breathtaking piece of craftsmanship. It is an intense yet absorbing study of the descent into drunkenness by an intelligent man who fears he’s lost it all. *** This is a Hybrid Book. Melville House HybridBooks combine print and digital media into an enhanced reading experience by including with each title additional curated material called Illuminations — maps, photographs, illustrations, and further writing about the author and the book. The Melville House Illuminations are free with the purchase of any title in the HybridBook series, no matter the format. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Explores the question of literacy among American school children, arguing that the common look-and-say method of teaching reading is ineffective and advocating the traditional phonic system
Author: Guy De Maupassant
Publisher: Melville House
Our woe is upon us. This chilling tale of one man’s descent into madness was published shortly before the author was institutionalized for insanity, and so The Horla has inevitably been seen as informed by Guy de Maupassant’s mental illness. While such speculation is murky, it is clear that de Maupassant—hailed alongside Chekhov as father of the short story—was at the peak of his powers in this innovative precursor of first-person psychological fiction. Indeed, he worked for years on The Horla’s themes and form, first drafting it as “Letter from a Madman,” then telling it from a doctor’s point of view, before finally releasing the terrified protagonist to speak for himself in its devastating final version. In a brilliant new translation, all three versions appear here as a single volume for the first time. The Art of The Novella Series Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature's greatest writers. In the Art Of The Novella series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time.
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Presents a contemporary vocabulary program designed to teach everyday French and includes a glossary of idioms and modern slang terms
Author: Gérard de Nerval
Nerval is one of the most important writers of the French Romantic movement. His great sonnet cycle, Les Chimeres, in its marvellous combination of spell, quest and dream, continues to fascinate writers, readers, and translators.
Product Dimensions:20x14x1 cm.L'ouvrage se divise en trois parties : - 1re partie : une grammaire du verbe ; - 2e partie : 93 tableaux de conjugaison ; - 3e partie : une liste alphabétique de l'ensemble des verbes de la francophonie (12 000 verbes).
Author: Elizabeth Kilbey, Michael Harris, David Mower, Anna Sikorzyńska
Author: Yves H
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
May 1997. In Arctic Russia, a border patrol rookie receives a distress call from the long-abandoned Station 16, uninhabited since the days of massive nuclear testing 30 years previously. When he and his squad head out to investigate the call, they find an injured man who claims the rookie was his attacker - but before they can question him further, a massive nuclear explosion rocks the sky. This is a unique and powerful mystery story from one of the finest European comic artists working today.
This ebook is the first edition of "What to Draw and How to Draw It" that contains a detailed index of the maravillious drawings of the Author. Edwin George Lutz published this book in 1913 with Dodd, Mead and Company publishers. This is really a remarkable book in wich line is made a good reason from form. The youngest child may grasp the magic progress of this way of working and he will draw the picture naturally and well. Instructions are very brief, for the key lines of each object tell their own story and the child is entranced by the results soon gained. There is no stupid tracing in this book, for tracing accomplishes at most only a little muscular control. The book provides a step-by-step system and fixes the object in memory and develops naturally a physical skill and a memorized knowledge of proportion and form. Foreshortening and perspective, that bugbears to young artists, are overcome by the simplest progressive examples. Remembering the key line offers the way to the completed object. There are hundreds of pictures to draw and all are those most fascinating to the child, who is thrilled by the “magic” that makes drawing easy and delightfully interesting. “Just remember the key line, that's all”.