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Jacques and His Master a play - Milan Kundera

Jacques and His Master is a deliciously witty and entertaining play by Milan Kundera, the acclaimed Franco-Czech author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being and The Book of Laughter and Forgetting. A highly original variation on Enlightenment philosopher Denis Diderot's novel Jacques le Fataliste, Jacques and His Master has been successfully staged all over the world. This new translation by Simon Callow has been authorized by Kundera as the definitive edition.

Jacques and His Master a play - Milan Kundera

Jacques and His Master is a deliciously witty and entertaining "variation" on Diderot's novel Jacques le Fatalist, written for Milan Kundera's "private pleasure" in the aftermath of the Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia.When the "heavy Russian irrationality" fell on Czechoslovakia, Milan Kundera explains, he felt drawn to the spirit of the eighteenth century--"And it seemed to me that nowhere was it to be found more densely concentrated than in that banquet of intelligence, humor, and fantasy,...

Jacques and His Master - Milan Kundera, Simon Callow

Jacques and His Master is a deliciously witty and entertaining "variation" on Diderot's novel Jacques le Fatalist, written for Milan Kundera's "private pleasure" in the aftermath of the Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia. When the "heavy Russian irrationality" fell on Czechoslovakia, Milan Kundera explains, he felt drawn to the spirit of the eighteenth century "And it seemed to me that nowhere was it to be found more densely concentrated than in that banquet of intelligence, humor, and fantasy,...

Jacques the Fatalist - Denis Diderot

Riding through France with his master, the servant Jacques appears to act as though he is truly free in a world of dizzying variety and unpredictability. Characters emerge and disappear as the pair travel across the country. This work challenges the artificialities of conventional French fiction, and explores the Enlightment philosophy.

The Master - Colm Tóibín

In January 1895 Henry James anticipates the opening of his first play, Guy Domville, in London. The production fails, and he returns, chastened and humiliated, to his writing desk. The result is a string of masterpieces, but they are produced at a high personal cost. In The Master Colm Toibin captures the exquisite anguish of a man who circulated in the grand parlours and palazzos of Europe, who was astonishingly vibrant and alive in his art, and yet whose attempts at intimacy inevitably failed...

Immortality - Milan Kundera

A novel, divided into seven parts and exploring immortality. This is the author's seventh novel. His previous works include "The Joke", "The Book of Laughter and Forgetting" and "The Unbearable Lightness of Being". He has written one play, "Jacques and his Master". Immortality - Milan Kundera od authora Milan Kundera a nakladatelství za skvělé ceny na e-shopu Martinus.cz

The Master Spies of Selby Road (Reader + Delta Augmented) - neuveden

Ronny and his friends live in Selby Road. One day he shows them a present he got from his aunt. It is a spy kit and is full of disguises, invisible ink and codes. At first they have fun together as they try on the disguises and work out the codes. Grosmont House is a big, empty house near Selby Road, and the children sometimes play there. One night, Kate sees flashing lights coming from the house. Why is somebody in the house? Is this a code? The Master Spies of Selby Road quickly work together...

Dungeons and Dragons: Curse of Strahd

Dungeons and Dragons: Curse of Strahd je příručka s fantasy hororovým dobrodružstvím pro pátou edici tohoto proslulého RPG, vhodné pro postavy na 1 - 10 úrovni. Kniha je v angličtině, má pevnou vazbu a 256 stran. Unravel the mysteries of Ravenloft® in this dread adventure! Under raging storm clouds, the vampire Count Strahd von Zarovich stands silhouetted against the ancient walls of Castle Raveanloft. Far below, yet not beyond his keen eyesight, a party of adventurers has just entered his doma...

Reagan : The Life - H.W. Brands

From master storyteller and New York Times bestselling Historian H. W. Brands comes the definitive biography of a visionary and transformative president In his magisterial new biography, H. W. Brands brilliantly establishes Ronald Reagan as one of the two great presidents of the twentieth century, a true peer to Franklin Roosevelt. Reagan conveys with sweep and vigor how the confident force of Reagan's personality and the unwavering nature of his beliefs enabled him to engineer a conservative r...

Reagan : The Life - H.W. Brands

From master storyteller and New York Times bestselling Historian H. W. Brands comes the definitive biography of a visionary and transformative president In his magisterial new biography, H. W. Brands brilliantly establishes Ronald Reagan as one of the two great presidents of the twentieth century, a true peer to Franklin Roosevelt. Reagan conveys with sweep and vigor how the confident force of Reagan's personality and the unwavering nature of his beliefs enabled him to engineer a conservative r...

Black Snow - Mikhail Bulgakov

When Maxudov's bid to take his own life fails, he dramatises the novel whose failure provoked the suicide attempt. To the resentment of literary Moscow, his play is accepted by the legendary Independent Theatre and Maxudov plunges into a vortex of inflated egos. With each rehearsal more sparks fly and the chances of the play being ready to perform recede. Black Snow is the ultimate back-stage novel and a brilliant satire by the author of The Master and Margarita on his ten-year love-hate relati...

Monster Blood for Breakfast! - Christine Scharlau

Fright-master R.L. Stine invites you on an all-new, all-terrifying adventure! When Matt ordered a container of Monster Blood from a weird website, his only intention was to play a harmless practical joke. But the joke's on him--and so is the mysterious green ooze. He's even eaten some of it! As if Matt's problems weren't big and slimy enough, an invitation to HorrorLand is also on its way. Can Matt and his sister survive inside a terrifying scream park where trouble lurks behind every turnstile...

Captive Prince - C.S. Pacat

From global phenomenon C. S. Pacat comes the first in her critically acclaimed trilogy with a bonus story. Damen is a warrior hero to his people, and the rightful heir to the throne of Akielos. But when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his identity, and sent to serve the prince of an enemy nation as a pleasure slave. Beautiful, manipulative, and deadly, his new master, Prince Laurent, epitomizes the worst of the court at Vere. But in the lethal political web of the ...

Toulouse-Lautrec - Matthias Arnold

Master of Montmartre: A world of music, dance, and the Moulin Rouge. In our imaginings of Paris, painter and graphic artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864—1901) has no small role to play. In his prints, posters, paintings, and drawings, the artist immortalized the city’s Belle Époque nightlife and put the northern neighborhood of Montmartre on the global map of creative-hedonist hotspots. The son of old French nobility, Toulouse-Lautrec seems to have been drawn early on to visions of a demimon...

Rules of the Game - Neil Strauss

If you want to play the Game, you've got to know the Rules. In his international bestseller The Game, Neil Strauss delved into the secret world of pick-up artists--men who have created a science out of the art of seduction. Not only did he reveal the techniques that they had developed, but he became a master of The Game, and the world's No. 1 PUA, as Style.

Monster Blood for Breakfast! - R.L. Stine

Fright-master R.L. Stine invites you on an all-new, all-terrifying adventure! When Matt ordered a container of Monster Blood from a weird website, his only intention was to play a harmless practical joke. But the joke's on him—and so is the mysterious green ooze. He's even eaten some of it! As if Matt's problems weren't big and slimy enough, an invitation to HorrorLand is also on its way. Can Matt and his sister survive inside a terrifying scream park where trouble lurks behind every turnstile?...

Closely Watched Trains - Bohumil Hrabal

A classic of postwar literature, a small masterpiece of humour, humanity and heroism from one of the best Czech writers For twenty-two-year-old Milos, bumbling apprentice at a sleepy Czech railway station, life is full of worries: his burdensome virginity, his love for the pretty conductor Masha, the scandalous goings-on in the station master's office. Beside them, the part he will come to play against the occupying Germans seems a simple affair, in Bohumil Hrabal's touching, absurd masterpiece...

Closely Watched Trains - Bohumil Hrabal

A classic of postwar literature, a small masterpiece of humour, humanity and heroism from one of the best Czech writers For twenty-two-year-old Milos, bumbling apprentice at a sleepy Czech railway station, life is full of worries: his burdensome virginity, his love for the pretty conductor Masha, the scandalous goings-on in the station master's office. Beside them, the part he will come to play against the occupying Germans seems a simple affair, in Bohumil Hrabal's touching, absurd masterpiece...

5th Edition Adventures: A8 - The Forsaken Mountain

Příručka 5th Edition Adventures: A8 - The Forsaken Mountain s dobrodružstvím pro postavy na vyšších úrovních, lze kombinovat s pátou edicí Dungeons and Dragons. Příručka je v angličtině, brožovaná, má 24 stran. Coburg the Undying, Master of Aufstrag, has sent forth his servants to find and bring the Vessel of Souls to him. To stop him one must travel far beyond the realms of man and cross over into the lands of dreams and thence into the realms of the forever dying, where creatures both horrify...

The Scarlet Pimpernel - Orczy

The French Revolution is in full swing and the aristocracy are being sent to the guillotine in their hundreds. In the shadows, English dandy Sir Peter Blakeney – working under his alter ego, the Scarlet Pimpernel – is breaking the condemned out of prison and leaving his distinctive calling card, a picture of a red flower, to torment the French authorities. A master of disguise, infamous escape artist and flamboyant swordsman, his identity is such a closely guarded secret that even his wife is i...

Doctor Strange - Donny Cates, Gabriel Hernandez Walta

Evil is everywhere and the world needs the Sorcerer Supreme more than ever. But the Sorcerer Supreme is now...Loki?! Say hello to the Master of the Mischief Arts! The Norse lord of lies has the cloak, the spells - he's even got Zelma Stanton as his assistant (and possibly more?). Is this the chance that Loki needed to become a hero at last, or is the god of mischief dangerously close to unlimited power? And what happened to Stephen Strange, the former Sorcerer Supreme? Down but not out, Stephen...

Francoise Gilot: Three Travel Sketchbooks: Venice, India, Senegal

Three facsimile editions of Françoise Gilot’s travel sketchbooks, made between 1974 and 1981, combine the distinct atmospheres of Venice, India, and Senegal with Gilot’s abstract figuration. Packaged in a fold-out box set, the sketchbooks are accompanied by an illustrated booklet which gathers an insightful introduction, a conversation with the artist on her work and travels, and translations of the handwritten text within the drawings.Limited and numbered edition of 5,000 copies. Also availabl...

Jiří Grossmann: Až tě náhodou potkám (3 CD) - Zlatá kolekce

Připomenout nedožitých sedmdesát a smutných čtyřicet let od smrti, ale především nabídnout co nejkompletnější pohled na Grossmannův hudební odkaz, to je cílem nové kompilace ze supraphonských i jiných archivních nahrávek. Na více než šedesáti příkladech je zdokumentován jeho kumšt pěvecký, ale především textařský, ve stylu občas semaforsky popovém, hlavně však klasicky countryo...