Resources After Oklahoma Tornado Tragedy
Yesterday, the nation watched in horror as a 2-mile-wide tornado struck the city of Moore, a major…
To What End is Nature? Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882) is known best in the twenty-first century as a literary innovator and early architect of American intellectual culture, but his writings still offer spiritual sustenance to the thoughtful reader. The Spiritual Emerson, originally published on the two hundredth anniversary of the writer’s birth, brings together the writings that articulate Emerson’s spiritual vision and promise the greatest relevance to today’s reader.
The lectures contained in this selection were were the seeds for Emerson’s first book, Nature, dedicated to answering the basic but profound question, “To what end is nature?”
Gold - The perfect follow-up to Mother’s Day. Gold is the latest bestselling novel from Chris Cleave—the award-winning and international, bestselling author of Little Bee —is now available in paperback and you can read an excerpt on Scribd right now.
World champion athlete Kate Meadows faces the ultimate test of a mother’s love: how much will she sacrifice for her daughter without abandoning her own dreams?
The Great Gatsby — F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s, and one of the great classics of twentieth-century literature.
This week, E-Reads has joined Scribd, and they bring a ton of fantastic content specialized around romance novels, sci-fi, fantasy, and difficult to source, out-of-print books.
For sci-fi in particular, we are super excited about Brian W. Aldiss, named Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America and an author with over 50 years of experience. Aldiss was inducted into the Sci-Fi & Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2004. Check out his Nebula award-winning Forgotten Life.
We also have featured Aldiss’ Helliconia series – an epic chronicle that details the rise and eventual fall of a thousand year-old civilization as it marches through a long progressio of seasons — each of which lasts for centuries. Originally published starting in 1928, the trilogy begins with Helliconia Spring (published in 1982), Helliconia Summer (1983) and Helliconia Winter (1985).
Here is where it all began, replete with an updated cover from E-Reads:
Scribd Welcomes E-Reads: Grand Master of Sci-Fi
For lovers of sci-fi, fantasy and historical fiction, Scribd just hit the mother lode.
Today in History: “Vertigo” Premiers in San Francisco
An image from the “Vertigo” movie poster. [Photo Credit: Creative Commons]
On this date in history…
On this date in history — Today, in 1958, Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” premiered in San Francisco, where the film was shot. Today, it considered to be one of the best movies ever made. In fact, this year, the British Film Institute named it the best film ever, sliding “Citizen Kane” into second place — http://bit.ly/YIAUbp.
In The San Francisco of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” — Place, Pilgrimage, and Commemoration, Douglas A. Cunningham has assembled provocative essays that examine the uniquely integrated relationship that the 1958 film enjoys with the histories and cultural imaginations of California and, more specifically, the San Francisco Bay Area.
2013 James Beard Foundation Book Award Winners
Scribd’s collection of publications that took home prizes at last evening’s 2013 James Beard…