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The Wandering Fire

By Guy Gavriel Kay
  • ISBN Code: : 1443416053
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
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In the second novel of Kay’s critically acclaimed trilogy, Fionavar is locked in an unnaturally prolonged winter while an ancient evil, freed from captivity, threatens the destiny of the first world and all others, including our own.

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The bestselling author of the groundbreaking novels Under Heaven and River of Stars evokes a world inspired by the conflicts and dramas of Renaissance Europe. Against this tumultuous backdrop the lives of men and women unfold on the borderlands--where empires and faiths collide. From the small coastal town of Senjan, notorious for its pirates, a young woman sets out to find vengeance for her lost family. That same spring, from the wealthy city-state of Seressa, famous for its canals and lagoon, come two very different people: a young artist travelling to the dangerous east to paint the grand khalif at his request--and possibly to do more--and a fiercely intelligent, angry woman, posing as a doctor's wife, but sent by Seressa as a spy. The trading ship that carries them is commanded by the accomplished younger son of a merchant family, ambivalent about the life he's been born to live. And further east, a boy trains to become a soldier in the elite infantry of the khalif--to win glory in the war everyone knows is coming. As these lives entwine, their fates--and those of many others--will hang in the balance, when the khalif sends his massive army to take the great fortress that is the gateway to the western world...

Yeats, Eliot, Pound and the Politics of Poetry

By Cairns Prof. Craig
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317330838
  • Total of Pages : 324
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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It has long been recognised that there is an apparently paradoxical relationship between the revolutionary poetic style developed by Yeats, Eliot and Pound in the period during and after the First World War, and the reactionary politics with which they were associated in the 1920s and 1930s. Concentrating on their writings in the period up to the 1930s, this study, first published in 1982, helps to resolve the paradox and also provides a much needed reappraisal of the factors influencing their poetic and political development. The work of these poets has usually been seen as deriving from the tradition of continental symbolist poetics. Yeats, Eliot, Pound and the Politics of Poetry will be of interest to students of literature.

Writing from the Margins

By Catriona Ryan
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1443879797
  • Total of Pages : 145
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 283
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The Irish short story tradition occupies a unique space in world literature. Rooted in an ancient oral storytelling culture, the Irish short story has underwent numerous transitions, from 19th century Anglo-Irish writers such as William Carleton through to the 20th century's groundbreaking impact of George Moore's The Untilled Field. George Moore's work inspired the next generation of Irish Catholic writers such as Joyce, Frank O'Connor and Benedict Kiely, who foregrounded the backbone of the ...

Form and Feeling in Modern Literature

By Isobel Armstrong
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351192418
  • Total of Pages : 226
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 144
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"Essays, short stories and poems by eminent creative writers, critics and scholars from three continents celebrate the literary achievements of Barbara Hardy, the foremost exponent of close critical reading in the latter half of the twentieth century and today. Her work, as the essays in the volume bear witness, encompasses 19th and 20th century British fiction, poetry, and Shakespeare. In addition to an introduction outlining and assessing Hardy's career and writing, there is an extensive bibliography of her work. Comparatively short, concise essays, stories and poems by twenty distinguished hands express the eclectic nature of Barbara Hardy's work and themselves form a many-faceted critical/creative gathering. Form and Feeling moves away from the traditional festschrift to create an innovative critical genre that reflects the variety and nature of its subject's work. In addition to Barbara Hardy's own writing, authors and subjects treated include Anglo-Welsh poetry, nineteenth century fiction, Margaret Atwood, Wilkie Collins, Ivy Compton Burnet, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Elizabeth Gaskell, G. M. Hopkins, Wyndham Lewis, George Meredith, Alice Meynell, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Shakespeare, and W. B. Yeats, amongst others."

Routledge Library Editions: T. S. Eliot

By Various Authors
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Book Code : 1317290356
  • Total of Pages : 2418
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 760
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This set reissues 10 books on T. S. Eliot originally published between 1952 and 1991. The volumes examine many of Eliot’s most respected works, including his Four Quartets and The Waste Land. As well as exploring Eliot’s work, this collection also provides a comprehensive analysis of the man behind the poetry, particularly in Frederick Tomlin’s T. S. Eliot: A Friendship. This set will be of particular interest to students of literature.

Modern Fantasy: The 100 Best Novels

By David Pringle
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  • Publisher : Gateway
  • Book Code : 1473208068
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 638
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Pringle presents his selections in chronological order and includes a synopsis of the story, a discussion of the author's overall contribution to fantasy literature, critical commentary on the title's significance, and a brief publishing history. An introductory essay tackles the difficulty of defining fantasy, while a "Brief Bibliography" directs readers to other discussions of the genre. By no means a definitive subject guide, this entertaining volume should serve as a solid introduction to the elusive field of imaginative literature.

Myths of Babylonia and Assyria - With Historical Narrative & Comparative Notes

By Donald A. Mackenzie
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1473370809
  • Total of Pages : 722
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 127
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This volume deals with the myths and legends of Babylonia and Assyria, and as these reflect the civilization in which they develop, a historical narrative has been provided, beginning with the early Sumerian Age and concluding with the periods of the Persian and Grecian Empires. Over thirty centuries of human progress are thus passed under review........ This early works is a fascinating look at the subject and is thoroughly recommended for inclusion on the bookshelf of any historian. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan (3 Vols)

By James Tod,William Crooke
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  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass
  • Book Code : 8120803809
  • Total of Pages : 2102
  • Category : History
  • Members : 453
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Website: www.mlbd.co.in Email: [email protected] This work relates to the (erstwhile) Central and the Western Rajput States of India. It embodies the results of scholarly investigation into the ethnology of Rajputs, their religious and social practices, their festivals and rites, their legal and political institutions and the merits and demerits of their characters. Herein we get a real portrait of the different aspects of Rajput life: their loyalty, devotion, gallantry, chivalry as also the instability of their character, their outbreaks of passion, fears, occasional faithlessness of their chiefs and allies and, above all, their addiction to drugs. The work is divided into three volumes: each volume being sub-divided into books and chapters. Vol I deals mostly with the Geography of Rajasthan, the History of the Rajput tribes and the feudal system of their states. Vol II contains the Annals of Marwar, Bikaner, Jaisalmer and other cities of Rajasthan. Vol III comprises the annals of Amber, Haravati, Bundi and describes Shaikhawat Federation, and contains personal narratives from Udaipur to Kheroda. It has an appendix divided into seven sections and an exhaustive general index. Interspersed with several illustrations, this book is remarkable for its enlightening introduction and exegetical notes.

The Wing-and-Wing. Illustrated edition

By James Fenimore Cooper
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  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 216
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The wandering fire is nothing like a mysterious spark in a morass... From a mysterious lugger - a high-speed sailing ship moored in the small harbor of the city of Porto Ferrera, a handsome young man, who named himself as Jack Smith, came ashore. However, in this guy, the English officer Edward Griffin recognizes Raul Ivar - a desperate, reckless, but noble sea-robber. And he decides to capture Raul and his lugger with a memorable name ‘Wandering Fire’. Adventure begins ... Pretty illustrations by Vladislav Kolomoets provide you with new impressions from reading this legendary story.

Silver Bough Volume 4

By F. Marian McNeill
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  • Publisher : eBook Partnership
  • Book Code : 0948474203
  • Total of Pages : 180
  • Category : Festivals
  • Members : 667
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The Silver Bough is an indispensable treasury of Scottish culture, universally acknowledged as a classic of literature. The author, F Marian McNeill, succeeded in capturing and bringing to life many traditions and customs of old before they died out or were influenced by the modern era. The Silver Branch of the sacred apple tree, laden with crystal blossoms of golden fruit, is in Celtic mythology the equivalent of the Golden Bough of classical mythology - the symbolic bond between the world we know and the Otherworld.In the first volume of the Silver Bough, the author deals generally with Scottish folk-lore and folk belief, with chapters on ethnic origins, the Druids, the Celtic gods, the slow transition to Christianity, magic, the fairy faith, second sight, selkies, changelings and the witch cult. In volumes two and three she explored in some depth the foundations of many of these beliefs and rituals through the Calendar of Scottish national festivals, in which we find enshrined many of the fascinating folk customs of our ancestors. This fourth volume turns our attention to the Local Festivals of Scotland. As man makes greater and greater advances in the understanding and control of his physical environment, the river between the known and the unknown gradually changes its course, and the subjects of the simpler beliefs of former times become part of the new territory of knowledge. The Silver Bough maps out the old course of the waterway that in Celtic belief winds between here and beyond, and reveals the very roots of the Scottish people's distinctive customs and way of life. The Silver Bough is a large and important work which involved many years of research into both living and recorded lore. Its genesis lies, perhaps, in the author's subconscious need to reconcile the old primitive world she had glimpsed in childhood with the sophisticated modern world she later entered. "e;I do not believe that you can exaggerate the importance of the preservation of old ways and customs, and all those little things which bind a man to his native place. Today we live in difficult times. The steam-roller of progress is flattening out many of our old institutions, and there is a danger of a general decline in idiom and distinctive quality in our Scottish life. The only way to counteract this peril is to preserve jealously all these elder things which are bone of our bone and flesh of our flesh. For, remember, no man can face the future with courage and confidence unless it is solidly founded upon the past. And conversely, no problem will be too hard, no situation too strange, if we can link it with what we know and love"e; F Marian McNeill