The Absent Traveller: Prākrit Love Poetry from the

The Gathasaptasati is likely to be the oldest extant anthology of poetry from South Asia, containing our very earliest examples of secular verse. Reputed to were compiled by way of the Satavahana king Hala within the moment century CE, it's a celebrated choice of seven-hundred verses in Maharashtri Prakrit, composed within the compact, distilled gatha shape. The anthology has attracted a number of realized commentaries and now, via Arvind Krishna Mehrotra’s acclaimed translation of 207 verses from the anthology, readers of English finally have entry to its poems. The audio system are quite often girls and, even if younger or previous, married or unmarried, they contact almost about sexuality with frankness, sensitivity and, each on occasion, humour, which by no means ceases to surprise.

The Absent visitor comprises a sublime and stimulating translator’s notice and an afterword via Martha Ann Selby that offers an admirable creation to Prakrit literature mostly and the Gathasaptasati specifically.

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Steaming into a Victorian Future: A Steampunk Anthology

A well known sub-genre of fable and technology fiction, steampunk re-imagines the Victorian age sooner or later, and re-works its expertise, model, and values with a dose of anti-modernism. whereas frequently thought of exclusively in the course of the lens of literature, steampunk is, actually, a posh phenomenon that still impacts, transforms, and unites a variety of disciplines, similar to artwork, tune, movie, tv, type, new media, and fabric culture.

In Steaming right into a Victorian destiny: A Steampunk Anthology, Julie Anne Taddeo and Cynthia J. Miller have assembled a set of essays that ponder the social and cultural points of this multi-faceted style. The essays integrated during this quantity study quite a few manifestations of steampunk—both individually and with regards to every one other—in order to raised comprehend the steampunk sub-culture and its impact on—and interrelationship with—popular tradition and the broader society. This quantity expands and extends present scholarship on steampunk so one can discover many formerly unconsidered questions on cultural creativity, social networking, fandom, appropriation, and the construction of meaning.

With a foreword by way of pop culture student Ken Dvorak, and an afterword through steampunk specialist Jeff VanderMeer, Steaming right into a Victorian Future bargains a panoramic examine the influence of steampunk, in addition to the people who create, interpret, and eat it.

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The Madness of Cthulhu Anthology

16 tales encouraged via the twentieth century’s nice grasp of horror, H.P. Lovecraft, and his stated masterpiece, on the Mountains of insanity, during which an day trip to the desolation of Antarctica discovers facts of an historic destroy equipped through bad creatures at the beginning idea long-dead, till dying moves the gang. All yet of the tales are unique to this version, and people reprints are long-lost works by means of technology fiction masters Arthur C. Clarke and Robert Silverberg

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Great Short Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Perennial Classics) by Edgar Allan Poe

By Edgar Allan Poe

The vintage poems and spine-tingling tales of a Gothic American grasp amassed in a single volume.

Of the entire American masters, Edgar Allan Poe staked out possibly the main precise and vibrant acceptance, as a grasp of the macabre. Even this day, within the age of horror video clips and high-tech haunted homes, Poe is the 1st collection of leisure for individuals who need a spine-chilling thrill.

Born in Boston in 1809, and useless on the age of forty, Poe wrote throughout a number of fields in the course of his lifestyles, famous for his poetry and brief tales in addition to his feedback. the easiest of every of those is accrued right here, together with the vintage poem The Raven, and undying tales like The Tell-Tale Heart. In his creation to this quantity, G. R. Thompson argues that Poe was once an excellent satirist and comedic craftsman, in addition to an impressive Gothic author. "All of Poe's fiction," Thompson writes, "and the poems to boot, may be noticeable as one coherent piece—as the paintings of 1 of the best ironists of worldwide literature."

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My Generation: Collected Nonfiction by William Styron, Tom Brokaw, James L.W. I West

By William Styron, Tom Brokaw, James L.W. I West

A very important, illuminating selection of the Pulitzer Prize and nationwide booklet Award winner’s dependent, passionately engaged nonfiction
 
My Generation is the definitive collecting of William Styron’s nonfiction, exposing the middle of this enormously talented, hugely convivial, and profoundly critical artist from his literary emergence within the Fifties to his loss of life in 2006.
 
listed here are fifty years of Styron’s essays, memoirs, studies, op-eds, articles, eulogies, and speeches, reflecting a similar magnificent kind and knowledgeable considering that he dropped at his towering fiction and to a deeply devoted public lifestyles. together with many newly gathered and never-before-published goods, this compendium levels from the unique challenge assertion of The Paris Review, which Styron helped present in 1953, to a 2001 tribute to his pal Philip Roth—creating a vital review of arts and letters in the course of the post–World warfare II years.
 
In those pages, Styron writes vividly of youth days in Tidewater Virginia spent going to videos, no longer interpreting books. (“It doesn't suggest the loss of life of literacy or creativity if one is soaking wet in pop culture at an early age.”) He recollects being one of the staff of infantrymen who may were despatched to invade Japan and have been kept by way of Truman’s choice to drop the atomic bomb, which Styron feels used to be the correct selection, “even even though its absolute rightness can by no means be proved.” And he writes as few others have approximately midlife battles with scientific melancholy, “a ache that's all yet indescribable, and hence to all people however the patient nearly meaningless.”
 
the following, too, are Styron’s own encounters with international leaders, fellow authors, and neighbors, each one of whom comes memorably to lifestyles. Styron recollects sharing contraband Cuban cigars with JFK (“a naughty souvenir, a talk piece with a slightly of scandal”), getting misplaced within the snow with Robert Penn Warren, and party-hopping with the younger James Jones (an adventure he likens to “keeping corporation with a Roman emperor”). The beginnings of his masterpieces The Confessions of Nat Turner and Sophie’s Choice are chronicled the following, besides the debate that greeted the previous upon its 1967 e-book. all through, Styron celebrates the lads and girls of his new release, whose lives have been solid within the crucible of worldwide conflict II.
 
no matter if he’s recounting a stroll together with his puppy, musing at the smooth Library’s record of the hundred most sensible English-language novels of the 20 th century, or considering America’s fraught racial legacy from his perspective because the grandson of a lady who owned slaves, William Styron writes continuously in pressing, finely calibrated prose. those interesting items carry readers towards this nice author and the area he saw, interacted with, and changed.

Praise for My Generation
 
“William Styron’s My iteration: amassed Nonfiction is either unsurpassably captivating and unflinchingly sincere, even if recounting the fallout from The Confessions of Nat Turner or reminiscing concerning the slave-owning grandmother who warned him by no means to put out of your mind he used to be a Southerner.”Vogue
 
“At its such a lot finished, Styron’s non-fiction mixes a conscientious, richly conventional prose kind with a robust present of fellow feeling, a undeniable awe on the human , that's what provides strength to his top fiction. . . . Styron stood tall in his new release, and the simplest of him will get up over time.”USA Today
 
“A needs to for each Styron fan’s library.”—BBC

From the Hardcover edition.

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Old Venus (Old, Book 1)

From pulp adventures equivalent to Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Carson of Venus to vintage brief tales akin to Ray Bradbury’s “The lengthy Rain”, the planet Venus has loomed huge within the imaginations of technological know-how fiction writers. right here, that steamy, swampy jungle international with unfamiliar beings lurking amidst the dripping plants is explored in 16 all-new tales gathered via bestselling writer George R. R. Martin and editor Gardner Dozois.

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Jeff Foxworthy's Complete Redneck Dictionary by Jeff Foxworthy

By Jeff Foxworthy

There’s no such factor as an excessive amount of redneck. And it’s effortless to appreciate why. A veritable gumbo of indigenous ingenuity, this deliciously certain dialect rolls off the tongue like drool within the presence of a fish fry sandwich. Now, simply in time for no time particularly, Jeff Foxworthy’s 3 bestsellers are rolled into one hilarious redneck reference. This sensible, moveable A-to-Z crash path can have you guffawing and studying your solution to wonderful southern slang. Say after me:

bay • ou (bi´-ü), v. and n. to buy for an additional. “I simply walked correct as much as her and stated, ‘Hey darlin’, lemme bayou a drink.’ ”

doo • dle (düd´-el), n. and v. a male individual and his envisioned activities. “Don’t even examine him, ’cuz that doodle kill you.”

tor • toise (tort´-es), v. and n. to have imparted wisdom or knowledge to a bunch. “That silly instructor by no means tortoise nothin’. ”

Whether you’re a beginner seeking to hook up with your internal redneck or a professional professional hoping to sharpen your talents, the entire Redneck Dictionary is the single reference you’ll ever desire. deciding upon up Redneck (and this booklet) hasn't ever been more straightforward.

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The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson by Kim Stanley Robinson

By Kim Stanley Robinson

I used to be shocked that this wasn't uploaded in any respect. take pleasure in a retail epub!

Kim Stanley Robinson has been an ongoing strength within the technology Fiction style for over two decades, along with his novels (Year’s of Rice and Salt, 40 symptoms of Rain) crossing over to the mainstream, and frequently showing at the long island instances most sensible record. throughout the 80s and early nineties, his brief fiction persisted to push the bounds of technology fiction, defining the science-focused part of the technological know-how fiction genre.

Award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan labored with Kim Stanley Robinson to choose the tales that make up this landmark quantity. as well as those reprints, the simplest of Kim Stanley Robinson incorporates a brand-new brief tale, "The Timpanist of the Berlin Philharmonic, 1942."

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Quaker Writings: An Anthology, 1650-1920

An illuminating selection of paintings by way of contributors of the spiritual Society of acquaintances.

protecting approximately 3 centuries of non secular improvement, this entire anthology brings jointly writings from renowned buddies that illustrate the advance of Quakerism, convey the character of Quaker non secular existence, talk about Quaker contributions to eu and American civilization, and introduce the varied neighborhood of associates, a few of whom are little remembered even between Quakers at the present time. It supplies a balanced review of Quaker background, spanning the globe from its origins to missionary paintings, and explores way of life, ideals, views, hobbies in the group, and activism during the international. it truly is a very good contribution to modern knowing of spiritual concept.

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