By Oscar Wilde
Fırtınalı yaşamı boyunca her davranışıyla ya bir skandal ya da bir akım yaratan, her sözü bir özdeyiş haline gelen Oscar Wilde'ın Alfred Douglas'la yakın dostluğu, Douglas'ın babası Queensberry Markisi'ni çok kızdırmıştı. Marki tarafından eşcinsellikle suçlanan Wilde, dostlarının Fransa'ya kaçması için yaptıkları uyarılara karşın kaçmamakta direnince, tutuklanarak mahkemeye çıkarılmış, parlak ifadesine karşın suçlu bulunarak iki yıl hapis cezasına çarptırılmıştı. Cezasının büyük bölümünü geçirdiği interpreting Hapishanesi'nden Douglas'a yazdığı mektup, kendisini sefahate sürüklediği ve sonra da sahip çıkmadığı için genç adama yönelttiği suçlamalarla doluydu. Wilde'ın mektubu Douglas'ın eline geçmedi, ancak 1905'te De Profundis adıyla yayımlandıktan sonra gerçek okuruna ulaşabildi. Edebiyat tarihinin bu ünlü mektubunu, yazarın yakın dostu ve hayranı André Gide'in anıları eşliğinde ve Roza Hakmen'in benzersiz çevirisiyle sunuyoruz.
Read or Download De Profundis PDF
Similar memoir books
An introspective and gorgeous twin memoir by means of the number one big apple instances bestselling novelist and her daughter
Sue Monk Kidd has touched hundreds of thousands of readers along with her novels the key lifetime of Bees and The Mermaid Chair and together with her acclaimed nonfiction. during this intimate twin memoir, she and her daughter, Ann, supply precise views as a fifty-something and a twenty-something, every one on a quest to redefine herself and to rediscover each one other.
Between 1998 and 2000, Sue and Ann trip all through Greece and France. Sue, coming to grips with getting older, stuck in an inventive vacuum, longing to reconnect together with her grown daughter, struggles to amplify a imaginative and prescient of swarming bees right into a novel. Ann, simply graduated from collage, heartbroken and benumbed by way of the vintage query approximately what to do along with her lifestyles, grapples with a painful melancholy. As this modern day Demeter and Persephone chronicle the richly symbolic and private which means of an array of inspiring figures and websites, in addition they every one provide voice to that the majority protean of connections: the bond of mom and daughter.
A clever and concerning publication approximately female thresholds, non secular progress, and renewal, touring with Pomegranates is either a revealing self-portrait by way of a loved writer and her daughter, a author within the making, and a momentous tale that may resonate with ladies in every single place.
While Alice Ozma used to be in 4th grade, she and her father determined to work out if he may possibly learn aloud to her for a hundred consecutive nights. at the hundreth evening, they shared pancakes to rejoice, however it quickly turned glaring that neither desired to permit pass in their storytelling ritual. so that they made up our minds to proceed what they referred to as "The Streak.
Within the culture of Tobias Wolff, James Ellroy, and Mary Karr, a beautiful memoir of a mother-son courting that also is the searing, unflinching account of a homicide and its aftermath
Tombstone, Arizona, September 2001. Debbie St. Germain’s loss of life, it seems that by the hands of her 5th husband, is a passing interest. “A real-life outdated West homicide mystery,” the neighborhood television announcers intone, whereas barroom gossips chortle cruelly. yet for her twenty-year-old son, Justin St. Germain, the tragedy marks the road that separates his global into sooner than and after.
Distancing himself from the mythical city of his formative years, Justin makes one other existence an international away in San Francisco and achieves all of the floor successes that may have stuffed his mom with delight. but years later he’s nonetheless slumbering with a loaded rifle less than his mattress. eventually, he's pulled again to the barren region panorama of his formative years on a seek to make experience of the unfathomable. What made his mom, a onetime military paratrooper, the kind of girl who may face up to any guy other than the lads she used to be in love with? What led her to maneuver from position to put, guy to guy, activity to activity, till ultimately she discovered herself in a determined and deteriorating state of affairs, dwelling on an remoted patch of wilderness with an volatile ex-cop?
Justin’s trip takes him again to the ghost city of Wyatt Earp, to the trailers he and Debbie shared, to the string of stepfathers who have been a continuing, occasionally threatening presence in his lifestyles, to a harsh international at the margins choked with women and men all suffering to outline what kinfolk capacity. He comes to a decision to confront humans from his prior and delve into the police files in an try and make feel of his mother’s lifestyles and demise. all of the whereas he attempts to be the kind of guy she could have sought after him to be.
A candid memoir approximately transforming into up through the chinese language Cultural Revolution, tailored via the writer from his shades of the Mountain, released by way of Random House.
Da Chen used to be born in China in 1962. The grandson of a landlord, he and his kin have been handled as outcasts in Communist China. in class, Da was once a very good pupil until eventually a instructor instructed him that, as a result of his “family’s crimes,” he may well by no means be greater than a negative farmer. Feeling his destiny used to be hopeless, Da answered by means of falling by the wayside and placing round with a gang. in spite of the fact that, after Mao’s loss of life, Da learned that an schooling and faculty should be attainable, yet he needed to make up for the time he’d wasted. He started to study–all day and into the evening. His complete family members rallied to assist him be successful, operating lengthy hours within the rice fields and going into debt to make sure that Da may have an schooling. while the ultimate examination effects have been published, he had one of many optimum rankings within the area and had earned a spot on the prestigious Beijing college. Now his family’s earlier wouldn't damage their future.
From the Hardcover version.
Additional info for De Profundis
I had saved a little money and made a few contacts, but I hadn't done any of the things most people do when they're preparing to quit. Fortunately, I was long on confidence. " I immediately became the enemy in the company's eyes. A draftsman was sent to check my map rack, to make sure none of the maps were missing. ' But it hurt a little that they were suspicious; after all, I had been a loyal employee for three years, five months, and site work. I sitting in the office, but I " twenty-one days.
I first noticed it as a college basketball player: exhaustion would overtake me long before the game was over. The coach started putting me in for five minI — utes at a time, then taking I me out to rest. Years noticed that the problem was getting worse. nosed it as a damaged liver, my at desk during the lunch hour to My many although the run were inconclusive. I became alarmed. I was running later, at Phillips, doctor diag- tests that were and slept a low-grade fever help get through the after- to I had a hard bed most nights by if Lynn's foot touched noon.
Was he actually planning Texas to stay over for that game? He made and Fort Worth during the week, then we took care of the serious business. Dad wanted to get a bet down on the big game, so we went to check "the line two or three bars would always book the games. Dad compared the odds and made a $300 bet on A&M. In 1939 we weren't blessed with syndicated bookies. Each bookie handicapped the games with no help from experts like Jimmy the Greek. The $300 bet was "full' if we lost, we had just enough money to buy gas to get back to Hughes County, Oklahoma.