Omar Khayyam (1048-1122) was a Persian mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who was not known as a poet in his lifetime. These verses lay in obscurity until 1859, when FitzGerald published a free adapation of this Persian poetry. As a result, The Rubaiyat became one of the best-known and most often quoted English classics.
Cedric Watts, Emeritus Professor of English at Sussex University, gathers here fifteen of his literary essays which were previously published in a diversity of locations. They include some of his most popular and controversial pieces, notably: ' The Semiotics of Othello'; 'Bakhtin's Monologism'; 'Haunting Conrad's Under Western Eyes'; and 'Jews and Degenerates in The Secret Agent'. Several of the essays concern Shakespeare and Conrad, but there are also discussions of Keats, Sterne, Kipling, D. H. Lawrence, and Edward Fitzgerald's translation of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.
Author: Alan L Pritz
Publisher: Quest Books
Release Date: 2014-09-12
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Winner of the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award! Among primers on meditation, this book is exceptional in how it guides readers who treasure inner growth and are looking for reliable direction on how to achieve it in an authentic and sustainable way. The author, a student of the Indian yogi Paramahansa Yogananda, distills the teachings of many other spiritual traditions and religions, including Christianity, into an interfaith perspective that will appeal to all seekers of the divine. Specific elements include the foundations of spiritual practice; the benefits of energy-building exercises, affirmations, and healthy lifestyle regimens; instructions in mantra practice and inner-sound meditation; techniques for effective prayer; and guidelines to measure inner practice. The book’s accessible narrative and universal themes make it enjoyable to read and life enhancing to apply.
Iran is a country waiting to be rediscovered. Foreign visitors can travel freely and will receive a warm welcome wherever they go. There are many facets to this extraordinary country, as Iran is blessed with a vast cultural wealth. The architectural and
Author: Omar Chayyam
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Release Date: 2018-03-05
Omar Chayyam: Vierzeiler Die persischen Vierzeiler, Sinnsprüche oder Strophen, die dem Gelehrten Omar Chayyam zugeschrieben werden, entstanden zwischen 1040 und 1150 und wurden von den Freunden des Verfassers gesammelt und aufgeschrieben. Viele Vierzeiler sind jedoch auch unter den Namen anderer Verfasser überliefert. Die vorliegende Auswahl folgt der Übersetzung von Adolf Friedrich Graf von Schack. Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2018. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Strophen des Omar Chiijam. Übers. v. Adolf Friedrich Grafen von Schack, Stuttgart, Berlin: J. G. Cotta'sche Buchhandlung Nachfolger, [o. J.] Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.
Translated by Constance Garnett, with an Introduction and Notes by Agnes Cardinal, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Comparative Literature at the University of Kent. Prince Myshkin returns to Russia from an asylum in Switzerland. As he becomes embroiled in the frantic amatory and financial intrigues which centre around a cast of brilliantly realised characters and which ultimately lead to tragedy, he emerges as a unique combination of the Christian ideal of perfection and Dostoevsky's own views, afflictions and manners. His serene selflessness is contrasted with the worldly qualities of every other character in the novel. Dostoevsky supplies a harsh indictment of the Russian ruling class of his day who have created a world which cannot accomodate the goodness of this idiot.
Author: Dennis Carter
Release Date: 2013-10-23
With supportive guidelines for Key Stages 2 and 3 this book offers active approaches for teaching pre-twentieth century literature with confidence. Key texts including The Odyssey, Hamlet and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner are explained in a very practical and accessible way. This text allows for creativity amongst pupils at the same time as improving their reading and writing abilities within the literacy strategy objectives and KS3 English framework guidelines. The author looks to develop an active pedagogy that encompasses the literacy strategy, the KS3 English framework and the creative arts. Using case studies from primary and secondary school projects a series of lessons are proposed for each year group from Year 4 though to Year 8. The lessons cover poetry, drama, story and the novel.
Introduction and Notes by Dr Ian Littlewood, University of Sussex. Pride and Prejudice, which opens with one of the most famous sentences in English Literature, is an ironic novel of manners. In it the garrulous and empty-headed Mrs Bennet has only one aim - that of finding a good match for each of her five daughters. In this she is mocked by her cynical and indolent husband. With its wit, its social precision and, above all, its irresistible heroine, Pride and Prejudice has proved one of the most enduringly popular novels in the English language.
With a new Introduction by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English, University of Sussex. A Pair of Blue Eyes, though early in the sequence of Hardy's novels, is lively and gripping. Its dramatic cliff-hanging episode, for example, is at once tense, ironic, feministic and erotic. With settings in Wessex and London, the novel also has some strongly autobiographical features, as the blue-eyed heroine, Elfride Swancourt, is based largely on Emma Gifford, who became Thomas Hardy's first wife. Elfride's vivacious nature attracts several lovers, but she is beset by sexual prejudice, and the ensuing ironies reveal the constraints of her times. A Pair of Blue Eyes provides an engaging and moving experience for today's readers.
Einer für Alle, Alle für Einen. Die Geschichte spielt in Frankreich unter der Herrschaft des Königs Ludwig XIV. Der König ist verdorben und skrupellos. Während sein Volk verhungert, feiert er Feste und umgibt sich mit schönen Frauen. Die drei Musketiere jedoch haben andere Vorstellungen von einem starken Königtum, und sie wissen um einen Zwillingsbruder Ludwigs, der, vor der Öffentlichkeit verborgen, in einem Seitenflügel der Bastille lebt. Diesen Doppelgänger wollen sie unbemerkt gegen Ludwig austauschen und auf den Thron setzen.