Lithuanian Liteature: top Lithuanian books and writers | True Lithuania Lithuanian Literature Translated foreign literature is more popular in Lithuania than the Lithuanian one but some local "star authors" manage to write an extremely successful book now and then. For others a small market precludes from making a decent living as very few Lithuanian books get translated to English. Like other art, Lithuanian literature passed multiple distinct phases. Until the 19th century the folk tales/myths remained largely unwritten leaving the books to Christian religious works. The National Revival (19th century) brought Lithuanian language and national romantic topics to the Lithuanian readers, concentrating on beautiful nature, glorious Grand Duchy history and ethnic traditions. After that freedom was achieved (1918) literary experimentation prevailed in many new magazines, establishing a writer as an "anticonformist" figure, mostly either a neoromantic (seeking to unify ethnic tradition, Christianity and modernity) or a leftist. Most famous Lithuanian books
Short Stories for College Students | University Students This page contains a wide selection of short fiction appropriate for college / university students. Every story is part of the literary canon and is suitable for deep reading and studying the usual story elements: plot, point of view, character, setting, tone and style, theme, and symbol. For stories that are about college see Campus | Academic The stories on this page are well known, so you’ll be able to find a lot of explanatory notes on most of them to supplement your understanding. Sonny’s Blues | James Baldwin The narrator is a teacher in Harlem; he has managed to keep away from the bad influences around him. Read “Sonny’s Blues” A Hunger Artist | Franz Kafka A hunger artist – a professional faster – puts on public fasting exhibitions. This allegory (or myth) could represent the misunderstood artist who isn’t appreciated by the public. Read “A Hunger Artist” The Story of an Hour | Kate Chopin A woman receives the news that her husband has been killed in a train accident. Read “Cathedral”
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English : The best site for the Students to learn English online. Project Gutenberg Australia The Call of the Wild - Jack London Welcome back! I hope you enjoyed your break! This lesson plan is for both Monday and Tuesday week 14. Watch the trailer below and then discuss in pairs: -What do you think the book will be about? - Who do you think will be the main character? Today we will read and listen to the first chapter together. - While you listen, underline words you don't know. Tuesday (5th of April) Listen to chapter 2 from page 13 together. - Work with the words that are homework for Tuesday. (The questions are inspired by Penguin Readers.com) Those of you who have Sv/eng - please read the text again and look up words you don't understand.
The best young adult books of 2015 Many Short Stories are here for your enrichment. This page is dedicated to Short Stories and to those interested in reading light prose. Fewer and fewer people these days read stories. This is unfortunate. So only the lucky few will experience the joy that reading such fine work can give. The short story is a literary genre. It is our hope that our visitors, the schools and the teaching community and the parents would welcome this new page on Short Stories with enthusiasm. We shall be grateful for constructive suggestions from all of you with a view to the improvement of this page. In case, you know any short story which you want to be published in this page, you can send that story to us. Other Stories : Short Stories to HOME PAGE
Scientists: Earth Endangered by New Strain of Fact-Resistant Humans MINNEAPOLIS (The Borowitz Report)—Scientists have discovered a powerful new strain of fact-resistant humans who are threatening the ability of Earth to sustain life, a sobering new study reports. The research, conducted by the University of Minnesota, identifies a virulent strain of humans who are virtually immune to any form of verifiable knowledge, leaving scientists at a loss as to how to combat them. “These humans appear to have all the faculties necessary to receive and process information,” Davis Logsdon, one of the scientists who contributed to the study, said. More worryingly, Logsdon said, “As facts have multiplied, their defenses against those facts have only grown more powerful.” While scientists have no clear understanding of the mechanisms that prevent the fact-resistant humans from absorbing data, they theorize that the strain may have developed the ability to intercept and discard information en route from the auditory nerve to the brain.