By Arthur C. Clarke
One of the 35 booklet (digital-only) 2012 RosettaBooks releases comprising the whole Arthur C. Clarke Collection.
In the identify tale of this remarkable assortment, a bunch of cosmonauts discovers the continues to be of a sophisticated civilization in a distant famous person system—destroyed while their sunlight went supernova. They locate that the civilization used to be similar to Earth's—and that its humans knew in their coming doom centuries earlier than it happened. What they locate leads their leader astrophysicist—also a Jesuit priest—into a deep predicament of religion, sparked by way of a stunning revelation that has implications not only for history—but for religion.
This choice of brief tales demonstrates not just Clarke's technological imagination—but additionally a deep poetic sensibility that led him to reflect on the philosophical and ethical implications of technological advances. those tales show the diversity of his imaginative and prescient as an author—based on either our medical capability and the deeper elements of the human situation.
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Editors: Charles Simic and Mark Strand
cover is for reprint; however it is unchanged
A reliable selection--mainly of poems, but in addition a few decisions from Calvino. Many remarkable authors, as you'll discover from the record above. Paul Celan is winner of a Georg Buchner prize, and there's a pair Nobels up there too (Paz and Milosz).
First released in 1976, this amazing anthology from U. S. Poet Laureates, Charles Simic and Mark Strand, compiles a variety of the best translated literature of the time, showcasing the then-little-known writers who had a profound effect at the present new release of poets.
“Undeniably beautiful . . . The essays within the assortment [are] meditations that demonstrate not just how technological know-how truly occurs but in addition who or what propels its immutable humanity. ” — Maria Popova, mind Pickings
“A stimulating compendium. ” — Kirkus Reviews
Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and writer Deborah Blum selects the year’s best technology and nature writing from writers who stability learn with humanity and within the method discover riveting tales of discovery around the disciplines.
Variation enrichie (présentation, notes, file, chronologie, bibliographie)
Les fantômes whartoniens se glissent dans ces interstices de silence oppressant, minéral ou granitique, dans « ce trou, béant, surgi soudain dans notre expérience ». Ils n’effraient plus, comme les fantômes anciens, par leurs apparitions spectaculaires et leur attirail gothique, mais par leur passage mystery et discret, le frôlement furtif de leur « enormous absence » et de leur palpable présence, en bas de l’escalier, derrière l. a. porte de l. a. bibliothèque, ou bien à l’autre bout de l. a. desk – si près qu’on pourrait presque les toucher. J. -P. N.
Le recueil comprend : « Kerfol » / « Les yeux » / « Ensorcelé » / « Le miroir » / « Après coup ».
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Extra resources for Collected Stories, Volume 3: The Star
Why cannot I read to-night, then, why? Found at last—more worth than some deep under ground hoard, —That villain next door 's making melody On banjo—three strings snapped and hole in the sound-board. W. D. IN A LIBRARY. A precious mouldering pleasure 'tis To meet an antique book, In just the dress his century wore; A privilege, I think. His venerable hand to take, And warming in our own, A passage back, or two, to make To times when he was young. His quaint opinions to inspect, His knowledge to unfold On what concerns our mutual mind.
With reverent hand I touch the back of each Of these my books. How much of their dear selves— The hand that held the pen, the brain that wrought The subtle fancies on these pages caught— Have men immortal left upon my shelves! And then sometimes a sudden chill doth strike My heart with very horror, and I shrink Away from their dull touch, shudd'ring to think How much of human life that, vampire-like, These books have sucked beneath their leathern wings. How brains have broken and frail bodies bent To feed with human blood these bloodless things.
He has generously contributed to this all the modem rhymes he had already selected; and in return the golden numbers of past times that were to be herein have been handed over to him for a collection of earlier poetry on the same subject, which is to be its companion. It remains only to thank most cordially those authors, editors and publishers who have permitted quotation here. If, as must happen in matter collected from periodicals, including a quantity published in the United States, some items are wrongly ascribed, or some copyrights unintentionally ignored, the editor's most sincere apologies are offered.