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.
Volume 1 of 12, this book contains 9 lectures: The Gods, Humboldt, Thomas Paine, Individuality, Heretics And Heresies, The Ghosts, The Liberty Of Man, Woman And Child, About Farming In Illinois, and What Must We Do To Be Saved?
Volume 2 of 12, this book contains 4 main lectures: Some Mistakes Of Moses, Some Reasons Why, Orthodoxy, and Myth And Miracle. Each lecture has individual subjects within it.
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.
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...
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.
René Émile Char est un poète et résistant français né le 14 juin 1907 à L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (Vaucluse) et mort à Paris le 19 février 1988.
"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...
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...
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.