Summer of Caprice

Summer of Caprice

Kundera, The Art of the Novel: Vladislav Vančura’s Journey in Search of the Great Epic

Author: Vančura, Vladislav

Publisher: Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press

ISBN: 9788024632896

Category: Fiction

Page: 106

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In Summer of Caprice (the classic novel of the Twenties that was adapted into the beloved film of the Czech New Wave in the Sixties) the arrival of a magician and his girlfriend to a sleepy spa town sets off a series of events that will turn the lives of everyone in Little Karlsbad upside down. Set over the course of just three days in June, this poetic and comic novel beautifully captures the atmosphere of a small town, as Vančura juxtaposes the mundanity of life with the majesty of language. The playful narrative, linguistic dexterity, and metatextuality that has only become richer over the decades are hallmarks of this brilliant work of interwar modernism. “The witty conversation and ingenious dialogues surpass the plot itself.” —Epoch Times “Certainly, Vladislav Vančura’s language is a test for any translator’s mettle.” —Alice Horáčková, MF Dnes „(What makes Vladislav Vančura unique) is that all of his avant-garde searching finally led him to the epic’s classical approach, which enabled him, like no other prose writer in the world, to appropriate all the fundamental epiphanies of modern lyric poetry.” —M. Kundera, The Art of the Novel: Vladislav Vančura’s Journey in Search of the Great Epic
Categories: Fiction



As the week melted away under the scorching sun of high summer, Caprice's low spirits began to disappear. It had been a stupid mistake, that weekend. She was heartily thankful it was all over with. The weekend promised to be dismal and ...

Author: Thea Harrison

Publisher: Teddy Harrison LLC

ISBN: 9781947046436

Category: Fiction

Page: 182

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From New York Times best-selling author Thea Harrison comes a vintage contemporary romance, as originally published under the pen name Amanda Carpenter in 1986. Mercurial. Whimsical. Inconsistent. Caprice Hagan appeared to embody her name. Beautiful and captivating, she flitted through life like a carefree socialite and left everyone wanting more. No one realized it was all a carefully cultivated act. No one until Pierce Langston. Pierce was the opposite of Caprice in many ways, but the serious-minded businessman penetrated the elaborate façade she’d created. He saw the real, genuine woman trapped beneath the surface of her shallow existence. Pierce frightened her… and excited her in ways she’d never expected. Can Pierce help Caprice drop her barriers and embrace life as her authentic self? Or will a relationship with him doom her to the same kind of hollow, dissatisfying existence she saw in her own mother and father? Can Caprice prove she is more than her name?
Categories: Fiction



Coe Booth gently walks us through a painful place and into an all - embracing triumph . Brilliant , real , a champion of hope , Caprice shines . " -Rita Williams - Garcia , Newbery Honor author of One Crazy Summer CAPRICE COE BOOTH 等等 ...

Author: Coe Booth

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780545933360

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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From the groundbreaking author of Tyrell, an astonishing middle-grade novel about a girl overcoming the secrets and abuse of her past. This should be an exciting time for Caprice. She has been offered a place at the school of her dreams, where she's just had a fantastic summer. But this great opportunity coincides with a lot of internal doubt and the disturbing news that her long-estranged grandmother has fallen ill and may be near death. As Caprice tries to figure out her future, she is pulled back toward her past, and the abuse she endured from her uncle when she was little -- an abuse she's never told anyone about. With extreme sensitivity and honesty for middle-grade readers, Coe Booth has written a painful but ultimately healing novel about finding support from your parents and friends, articulating your truth, and choosing your own path.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Making of T S Eliot

The Making of T S  Eliot

In September 1910, after completing his undergraduate studies and spending the summer with his family in ... Inventions of the March Hare “Convictions (Curtain Raiser)” (1910) “First Caprice in North Cambridge” (1909) “Second Caprice in ...

Author: Joseph Maddrey

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786442713

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 190

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"Eliot remains one of the world's most celebrated 20th century poets. He is often cited as an authority on modern art, philosophy, and religion, despite that his words are cited in an overwhelming variety of conflicting contexts. This survey covers the poet's spiritual and intellectual evolution in stages, by trying to see the world as Eliot did"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Literary Criticism

An Encyclopedia of the Violin

An Encyclopedia of the Violin

W. Four Songs Without Words, Op. 4 Eller, Louis Improvisation on a Haydn Theme, Op. 8 Ernst, Henri W. Fantasy (Last Rose of Summer) Fantasy (Schubert's ErlKing) Grand Caprice, Op. 26 Ertel, Paul Concerto in G minor Fassbaender, ...

Author: Alberto Bachmann

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486318240

Category: Music

Page: 496

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First published in 1925, this renowned reference remains unsurpassed as a source of essential information, from construction and evolution to repertoire and technique. Includes a glossary and 73 illustrations.
Categories: Music

The U S Automobile Industry

The U S  Automobile Industry

Large Cars Body Designation Nameplate ( s ) Production Site ( s ) Capacity Plan Date Comment 85 Discontinue Summer , 87 Impala Caprice Parisienne Chevrolet and Pontiac continue B - body until 87 . Chevrolet may continue longer .



ISBN: STANFORD:36105131853041

Category: Automobile industry and trade


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Categories: Automobile industry and trade

The Wind in the Grass

The Wind in the Grass

He sold the Caprice to him, but I don't remember for how much. The first summer the teacher had the boat, he was coming back into the Haverstraw Marina and hit an underwater spar. The Caprice went down in minutes.

Author: James C. McGuire

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781491704875

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Some of the words within these pages are for music, and not just the poetry. The Wind In The Grass' tells of an Elsa, a Jeanne, and mostly, a Barbara. They're pages in a book, pushed along by an off -shore wind like the tall grass on the true' cape of Hatteras. There's a boxer in the 30's, a killing hurricane at sea, an imaginary French resistance fighter defending white wine. There's the Viking, Teymor, a lost soul and a lost story before recorded history; and a brave little tugboat at Pearl Harbor. There are words of loneliness, of wanting and not wanting, and other words, gentle and direct. The Wind In Th e Grass' is for all of us who understand silence and those of us intimidated by it. Life does get in the way. It's something we have to understand. As others rush by, it's up to us to motion to them, beckon and wave. Slow down, we should say...come over here. Let's sit and read together.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Comedy About a Bank Robbery

The Comedy About a Bank Robbery

Lights shift and we land in Caprice's appartment. Scene Five Caprice's apartment. The main feature of the room is ... You know as much as I love this place I don't know if I'll be able to stay past the summer. Sam Why's that? Caprice I ...

Author: Henry Lewis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350063099

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 112

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I'm really looking forward to robbing this bank! Mischief Theatre's smash-and-grab hit The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is a fast, fabulous comedy caper and the funniest show in the West End! Summer 1958. Minneapolis City Bank has been entrusted with a priceless diamond. An escaped convict is dead set on pocketing the gem with the help of his screwball sidekick, trickster girlfriend... and the maintenance man. With mistaken identities, love triangles and hidden agendas, even the most reputable can't be trusted. In a town where everyone's a crook, who will end up bagging the jewel? Written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, the creators of the Olivier Award-winning Best New Comedy The Play That Goes Wrong and Peter Pan Goes Wrong, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery opened at the Criterion Theatre in London's West End in April 2016. 'The best new comedy to open straight into the West End in decades' Time Out 'Thrilling and daringly inventive' The Guardian
Categories: Performing Arts

The Oxford Dictionary of Music

The Oxford Dictionary of Music

1889); Sleigh Ride; Marche Caprice (1888; Sleigh Ride orch 1889, Marche Caprice rev. 1890); Summer Evening (1890); Paa Vidderne (On the Mountains), sym.-poem (1890–1, rev. 1892); Over the Hills and Far Away (?1893-?7); La *Calinda (from ...

Author: Michael Kennedy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199578542

Category: Music

Page: 976

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This quick reference book of musical terminology includes brief biographical sketches of musicians, composers, vocalists, and conductors.
Categories: Music

The U S Automobile Industry 1983

The U S  Automobile Industry  1983

Large Cars Body Designation Nameplate ( s ) Production Site ( s ) Capacity Plan Date Comment Discontinue Summer , 87 Impala Caprice Parisienne Chevrolet and Pontiac continue B - body until 87. Chevrolet may continue longer .



ISBN: PURD:32754081677308

Category: Automobile industry and trade

Page: 105

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Categories: Automobile industry and trade