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- Penguin Books Ltd 2003; Not Available
These sagas recount fierce feuds in which honour is fought for, sacrifice is demanded, and blood is shed. The fate of the characters at the centre of each saga, however, is very different. Gisli is a traditional Viking-age hero who is determined to exact revenge at any cost and whose death is tragic when it comes. In contrast his nephew, Snorri, represents... more...
- NuVision Publications, LLC 2003; US$ 3.99
Francis Bacon offers his opinion on many different topics in these essays, ranging from life and death to love and anger. Full of wit and wisdom, the essays are the perfect example of common sense. Though short pieces, they are thought provoking and a great pleasure to read. more...
- NuVision Publications, LLC 2003; US$ 6.49
Montaigne was an excellent writer and has something to say to everyone. This is an excellent read and I would encourage everyone to read this book. The author has so many interesting things to say, it's like having a friend to talk to on the dark and rainy days. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 1998; Not Available
A unique collection of original essays by 21 of the world's leading linguists. The topics discussed focus on some of the most popular myths about language: The Media Are Ruining English; Children Can't Speak or Write Properly Anymore; America is Ruining the English Language. The tone is lively and entertaining throughout and there are cartoons from... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available
Written from the ninth to the twentieth century, these poems represent the peak of Islamic Mystical writing, from Rabia Basri to Mian Mohammad Baksh. Reflecting both private devotional love and the attempt to attain union with God and become absorbed into the Divine, many poems in this edition are imbued with the symbols and metaphors that develop... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2005; Not Available
Over the last few decades Caribbean writers - performance poets, newspaper poets, singer-songwriters - have created a genuinely popular art form, a poetry heard by audiences all over the world. At the same time, even at its most literary, Caribbean poetry shares the vigour of the oral tradition. Writers like Nobel Prize winner Derek Walcott, and many... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2007; Not Available
This new edition of Brian Aldiss?s classic anthology brings together a diverse selection of science fiction spanning over sixty years, from Isaac Asimov?s ?Nightfall?, first published in 1941, to the 2006 story ?Friends in Need? by Eliza Blair. Including authors such as Clifford Simak, Harry Harrison, Bruce Sterling, A. E. Van Vogt and Brian Aldiss... more...
- Random House 2012; US$ 26.69
Edited by Lorin and Sadie Stein What does it take to write a great short story? In Object Lessons , twenty-one contemporary masters of the genre answer that question, sharing favourite stories from the pages of The Paris Review . A laboratory for new fiction since its founding in 1953, The Paris Review has launched hundreds of careers... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 122.00
The Tale of the Lady Ochikubo dates from the last quarter of the tenth century. It is therefore one of the earliest of that long line of monogatari which are a special part of Japanese literature from the Heian Era. Ochikubo is the first novel: here for the first time is a vivid and realistic chronicle of life, related with a wealth of natural dialogue.... more...