1《弗裡達:傳奇女畫傢的平生》 Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo海登·赫雷拉 Hayden Herrera

Hailed by readers and critics acro包養網ss the country, this engrossing biography of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo reveals a woman of extreme magnetism and originality, an artist whose sensual vibrancy came straight from her own experiences: her childhood near Mexico City during the Mexican Revolution; a devastating accident at age 18 that left her crippled and unable to bear children; her tempestuous marriage to muralist Diego Rivera and intermittent love affairs with men as divers包養價格e as Isamu Noguchi and Leon Trotsky; her association with the Communist Party; her absorption in Mexican folklore and culture; and her dramatic love of spectacle.憑仗著令人著迷的內在的事務,這本墨西哥畫傢弗裡達·卡羅的列傳遭到全國讀者和評論傢們的接待。該書講述瞭一位極具魅力和首創性的女性,同時也是一位由本身經過的事況培養瞭奇特活氣的藝術傢的故事:墨西哥反動時代在墨西哥城渡過的童年、18歲時那場使她掉往生養才能的撲滅性變亂、與壁畫傢迭戈·裡韋拉的波折婚姻、與野口勇和萊昂·托洛茨基等人之間的感情糾葛、與共產黨的關系、對墨西哥平易近間傳說和文明的沉迷以及她對氣象的戲劇化的酷愛。Here is the tumultuous life of an extraordinary 20th-century woman — with illustrations as rich and haunting as her legend.這就是這位不凡的生於2包養0世紀的女性動蕩的平生。書中插圖豐盛多彩、令人難以忘記,正如她的傳奇故事普通。2 《知無涯者:拉馬努金傳》 The Man Who Knew Infinity羅伯特·卡尼格爾 Robert Kanigel

In 1913, a young un包養軟體schooled Indian clerk wrote a letter to G. H. Hardy, begging the preeminent English mathematician’s opinion on several ideas he had about numbers. Realizing the letter was the work of a genius, Hardy arranged for Srinivasa Ramanujan to come to England. Thus began one of the most improb包養able and productive collaborations ever chronicled.1913年,一位年青但從未受過教導的印度文員給數學傢哈代寫瞭一封信,請求這位出色的英國數學傢就他對數字的幾個不雅點頒發本身的見解。在認識到這是一封天賦的佳構後,哈代立馬設定斯裡尼瓦瑟·拉馬努金離開英國,由此成績瞭史上Z不成思議也Z富有結果的一起配合之一。With a passion for rich and evocative detail, Robert Kanigel takes us from the temples and slums of Madras to the courts and chapels of Cambridge University, where the devout Hindu Ramanujan, “the Prince of Intuition”, tested his brilliant th包養網比較eories alongside the sophisticated and eccentric Hardy, “the Apostle of Proof”.出於對能惹起共識的豐盛細節的尋求,羅伯特·卡尼格爾帶我們從馬德拉斯的寺廟和窮戶窟暢遊到劍橋年夜學的法庭和教堂。在那邊,忠誠的印度教徒——“直覺王子”拉馬努金與幹練而怪僻的“證實使徒”哈代一路查驗瞭他的出色實際。3 《塞繆爾·約翰遜傳》 The Life of Samuel Johnson詹姆斯·博斯韋爾 James Boswell

In Boswell’s The Life of Samuel Johns包養網on, one of the towering figures of English literature is revealed with unparalleled immediacy and originality. While Johnson’s Dictionary remains a monument of scholarship, and his essays and criticism command continuing respect, we owe our knowledge of the man himself to this biography.博斯韋爾所著的《塞繆爾·約翰遜傳》描繪出瞭一位極端直爽且具有首創性的英國年夜文豪抽像。盡管《約翰遜字典》曾經是一座學術豐碑,且他的文章和評論一向被人們所尊敬,但假如我們想要對塞繆爾·約翰遜有更深刻的懂得,這本《塞繆爾·約翰遜傳》定是必不成少的讀物。Through a series of wonderfully detailed anecdotes, Johnson emerges as a sociable figure with a huge appetite for life, crossing swords with other great 18th-century luminaries, from Garrick and Goldsmith to Burney and Burke — even his long-sufferi包養網ng friend and disciple James Boswell.跟著一系列出色且細致的故事不竭睜開,一個酷愛生涯、擅長社交的約翰遜浮現在我們面前。在書中,約翰遜與18世紀的其他出色人物不竭比武、爭辯,這此中包含加裡克和戈德史姑娘、伯尼和伯克等人,甚至包含他飽受熬煎的伴侶和徒弟詹姆斯·博斯韋爾。Yet Johnson had a vulnerable, even tragic, side, and anxieties and obsessions haunted his private hours. Boswell’s sensitivity and insight into every facet of his subject’s character ultimately make this biography as moving as it is entertaining.但是,約翰遜也有懦弱甚至悲涼的一面,在他獨處的時辰,他既焦炙又執迷。博斯韋爾對約翰遜各方面靈敏的洞察力使這部列傳既風趣又動人。4 《凱瑟琳年夜帝:一個女人的畫像》 Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman羅伯特·馬西 Robert K. Massie

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and The Romanovs returns with another masterpie包養ce of narrative biography, the extraordinary story of an obscure Ger包養網心得man princess who became one of the most remarkabl包養甜心網e, powerful, and captivating women in history.作為普利策獎得主,羅伯特·馬西曾著有《彼得年夜帝》、《尼古拉與亞歷山德拉》和《羅曼諾夫傢族》等作品。現在,他帶著又一部列傳包養網站佳作回來瞭。這部列傳講述瞭一位德國公主的不凡故事,描寫瞭她若何從沒沒無聞的公主生長為汗青上Z出色、Z有勢力、Z誘人的女性之一。Born into a minor noble family, Catherine transformed h包養網erself into empress of Russia by sheer determination. For 34 years, the government, foreign policy, cultural development, and welfare of the Russian people were in her hands. She dealt with domestic rebellion, foreign wars, and the tidal wave of political change and violence churned up by the French Revolution. Catherine’s family, friends, ministers, generals, lovers, and enemies — all are here, vividly brought to life. History offers few stories richer than that of Catherine the Great.凱瑟琳誕生於一個小小的貴族傢庭,果斷的信心使她Z終成為俄國女皇。34年來,外交交際、文明成長和俄羅斯國民的福祉都把握在她的手中。同時,她也處置過國際兵變、國外戰鬥以及法國年夜反動惹起的政治變更和暴力海潮。凱瑟琳的傢人、伴侶、手下、將軍、戀人和仇敵在這本列傳中都被描繪得繪聲繪色。汗青上很少有比凱瑟琳年夜帝更豐盛的故事瞭。5 《迷掉Z城》 The Lost City of Z年夜衛·格恩 David Grann

In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of 包養網a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called “The Lost City of Z”. In this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett’s quest for “Z” and his own journey into the deadly jungle, as he unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the 20th century.1925年,傳奇英國探險傢珀西·福西特開端瞭他的亞馬遜森林冒險,他打算尋覓傳說中的文明卻再也沒有回來。多年來,有數報酬瞭尋覓他以及被他稱為“迷掉Z城”的阿誰處所而喪生。在這部紀實文學佳作中,年夜衛·格恩將福西特追隨“Z城”的奧秘故事和他進進致命森林的經過的事況交錯在一路,從而揭開20世紀Z巨大的探險之謎。6 《薇拉》 Véra史黛西·希芙 Stacy Schiff

Winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Biography and hailed by critics as both “monumental” (The Boston Globe) and “utterly romantic” (New York Magazine), Stacy Schiff’s Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov) brings to shimmering life one of the greatest literary love stories of our time.史黛西·希芙的《薇拉》(弗拉基米爾·納博科夫的夫人)是2000年普利策列傳文學獎的獲獎作品,評論傢曾贊其為“豐碑”(《波士頓舉世報》)和“最終浪漫”(《紐約時報》),它活潑展示瞭這個時期一個巨大的文學戀愛故事。“Without my wife,” Vladimir Nabokov once noted, “I wouldn’t have written a single novel.” Set in prewar Europe and postwar America, spanning much of the century, the story of the Nabokovs’ 52-year marriage reads as vividly as a novel. Véra, both beautiful and brilliant, is its outsized heroine – a woman who loves as deeply and intelligently as did the great romantic heroines of Austen and Tolstoy. Stacy Schiff’s Véra is a triumph of the biographical form.博納科夫曾說道:“沒有我的老婆,我一本小說也寫不出來。”納博科夫和夫人52年的婚姻故事以戰前的歐洲和戰後的美國為佈景,讀起來就像小說一樣活潑。漂亮而又才幹橫溢的薇拉是書中盡對的女配角,她像簡·奧斯丁和托爾斯泰筆下的女主人公一樣愛得密意又聰慧。史黛西·希芙的《薇拉》是列傳類讀物的一次勝利。7 《俗世威爾:莎士比亞若何成為莎士比亞》 Will in the 包養網World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespear包養價格e斯蒂芬·格林佈拉特 Stephen Green長期包養blatt

A young man from a small pro包養網vincial town moves to London in the late 1580s and, in a remarkably short time, becomes the greatest playwright not of his age alone but of all time. How is an achievement of this magnitude to be ex包養站長plained? Stephen Greenblatt brings us down to earth to see, hear, and feel how an acutely sensitive and talented boy, surrounded by the rich tapestry of Elizabethan life, could have become the world’s greatest playwright.16世紀80年月末,一個來自小鎮的年青人搬到瞭倫敦,並在包養網短時光內成為瞭不只是他這一代甚至是有史以來Z巨大的劇作傢。若何說明這般宏大的成績呢?斯蒂芬·格林佈短期包養拉特會帶著我們一個步驟步往看、往聽、往感觸感染,一個極端敏感又才幹橫溢的男孩,身處伊麗莎白時期豐盛多彩的生涯中,是若何成為世界上Z巨大的劇作傢的。8 《傳授與瘋子》 The Professor and the Madman西蒙·溫切斯特 包養情婦Simon Winchester

The making of the Oxford English Dictionary was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, was stunned to discove包養網r that one man, Dr. W. C. Minor, had submitted more than 10,000. But their surprise would pale in comparison to what they were about to discover when the committee insisted on honoring him. Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was also an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane.包養網牛津英語辭書》的編輯可謂是有史以來Z大志勃勃的項目之一。在搜集詞條界說的經過歷程中,由詹姆斯·默裡傳授引導的監視委員會驚奇地發明,一位叫邁納的大夫居然提交瞭一萬多份界說。但是當委員會保持要表揚他的時辰,他們發明瞭更令人震動的工作。邁納大夫不只是美國際戰的老兵,也是一名精力病罪犯收留所的階下囚。Masterfully researched and eloquently written, The Professor and the Madman is 包養網an包養app extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary — and literary history.《傳授與瘋子》研討透闢、文筆流利,是一部關於猖狂、天賦以及兩位出色人物令人難以相信的癡迷的不凡傳奇,恰是這兩位出色人物成績瞭《牛津英語辭書》和文學史。

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