Clarence Darrow Essays
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Clarence Darrow Essays

Clarence Darrow was an American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union. The three essays included here are Facing Life Fearlessly, Absurdities Of The Bible, and Why I Am An Agnostic.

Through the Magic Door
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Through the Magic Door

An essay about the charisma and charm of books. Doyle invites readers to enjoy the greatest minds of all times through what they have left behind and argues that, when we read, the selfishness and hopelessness of the world can be left behind.

In the Wake of the Poetic: Palestinian Artists After Darwish
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In the Wake of the Poetic: Palestinian Artists After Darwish

Heralding a new period of creativity, In the Wake of the Poetic explores the aesthetics and politics of Palestinian cultural expression in the last two decades. As it increasingly gains a significant presence on the international scene, much of Palestinian art owes a debt to Mahmoud Darwish, one of the finest contemporary poets, and to Palestinian writers of his generation. Rahman maps the immense influence of Darwish’s poetry on a n...

The Bujh Niranjan: An Ismili Mystical Poem
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The Bujh Niranjan: An Ismili Mystical Poem

A 11th century persian mystical Ismaili poem revealing divine secrets This study of the BujhNiranjan, an Indo-Ismaili mystical poem, illustrates a specific appropriation of mystical themes in a vernacular form, providing a window to the diverse world of Muslim spirituality in the Subcontinent. It also enriches our understanding of the ginan heritage of the Nizari Ismailis.

The Student's Guide to Shakespeare
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The Student's Guide to Shakespeare

"Fabulously useful and formidably organised and clear, William McKenzie's Guide to Shakespeare has what it takes to turn any curious and committed student into a really outstanding Shakespearean. And as well as helping you to get top marks it will give you the confidence and satisfaction of beginning to think about the most prestigious and famous writer in the world for yourself. Once you can do that, you can surely do anything--in l...

Seven Viking Romances
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Seven Viking Romances

Combining traditional myth, oral history and re-worked European legend to depict an ancient realm of heroism and wonder, the seven tales collected here are among the most fantastical of all the Norse romances. Powerfully inspired works of Icelandic imagination, they relate intriguing, often comical tales of famous kings, difficult gods and women of great beauty, goodness or cunning. The tales plunder a wide range of earlier literatur...

Simonides the Poet: Intertextuality and Reception
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Simonides the Poet: Intertextuality and Reception

The first study in English for a generation of the ancient Greek poet Simonides, approaching his work both through intertextual readings and through his ancient reception. In antiquity Simonides was as famous as his contemporaries Aeschylus and Pindar, and the book will be important for all scholars of Greek poetry.