The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Author: Omar Khayyam
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 1853261874
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Fiction

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.

Rescuing Miranda And Further Literary Essays

Author: Cedric Watts
ISBN: 9780244311063
Release Date: 2017-06-22

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.

Meditation as a Way of Life

Author: Alan L Pritz
Publisher: Quest Books
ISBN: 9780835631709
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.

The Many Faces of Iran

Author: Yves Korbendau
ISBN: 9782867701535
Release Date: 2009-03-01
Genre: Travel

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

The Idiot

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 1853261750
Release Date: 1996-01-01
Genre: Fiction

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: Omar Chayyam
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783743724785
Release Date: 2018-03-05
Genre: Fiction

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.

Shakespeare s Sonnette

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Release Date: 1820

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: his own" (Dowden). For the references to the poet's the Sonnets, see p. 41 above. 3. Furrows. Cf. Sonn. 2 above, and Rich. III. i. 3. 229. 4. Expiate. Bring to an end. Cf. Rich. III. iii. 3. 23: "Make haste; the hour of death is expiate." Here, as there, Steevens conjectures "expirate," which White and Hudson adopt. Surely there is no need of coining a word to replace one which S. twice uses and which can be plausibly explained. Malone quotes Chapman's Byron's Conspiracie, in which an old courtier speaks of himself as " A poor and expiate humour of the court." XXIII 1. Vnperfect. Used by S. only here; but unperfectness occurs in Oth. ii. 3. 298. Imperfect we find in Sonn. 43. 11 and elsewhere, and imperfection six times in the plays. On the present passage, cf. Cor. v. 3. 40: --"Like a dull actor now, I have forgot my part, and I am out, Even to a full disgrace." 2. Besides. For the prepositional use, cf. T. N, iv. 2. 92: "Alas, sir, how fell you besides your five wits?" 3. Replete with too much rage. The rage overcoming self-control. 5. For fear of trust. Fearing to trust myself. Schmidt makes it = " doubting of being trusted;" but the context clearly confirms the explanation I have given. Dowden calls attention to the construction of the first eight lines, 5, 6 referring to 1, 2, and 7, 8, to 3. 4 6. Ceremony. Hudson says that the word "is here used as a trisyllable, as if spelt cer'mony;" but how he would scan the verse I cannot imagine. The word is clearly a quadrisyllable, as almost always in S. 9. Books. Sewell reads " looks;" but the old reading is supported by 13 below. The books, as Dowden remarks, are probably the manuscript books in which the poet writes his sonnets. 12. That tongue. Probably = any tongue, however eloquent, ...

Die Algebra des Omar Chayyam

Author: Sebastian Linden
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783662553473
Release Date: 2017-09-04
Genre: Mathematics

Dieses Buch macht die historische Leistung Omar Chayyams und die Bedingungen seines Wirkens neben einem Expertenpublikum auch interessierten Studenten, Schülern und Laien der Mathematik zugänglich. Omar Chayyam, der persische Poet und Mathematiker des 11. Jahrhunderts, war der letzte der großen Rationalisten des goldenen islamischen Zeitalters. Nur gegen starke Widerstände konnte er Wissenschaft betreiben. Doch sobald er Ruhe fand, brachte er es in der Mathematik zu großen Leistungen: Omar Chayyam ist der Erste, dem die systematische Lösung der allgemeinen kubischen Gleichung gelang. Dieses Buch zeichnet den Lebensweg Omar Chayyams und die Bedingungen seiner wissenschaftlichen Arbeit nach und präsentiert und erläutert seine beiden wegweisenden algebraischen Abhandlungen. Stimmen zum Buch: «Sebastian Linden’s elegant book about the algebraic work of Umar al-Khayyām is a must for anyone with an interest in the history of mathem atics. It reflects a commendable blend, on the side of its author, of technical mastery of the sources with a passionate approach to a particularly brilliant piece of mathematical ingenuity written a thousand years ago. The book comprises a very informative and well-written historical introduction about al-Khayyām’s life and work, both as mathematician and poet, as well as about the learned community of Nishapur of which he was an organic part. Against the historical context provided by this introduction, the edited translation of al-Khayyām’s text is simply a pleasure to read. The detailed historical-mathematical commentary that follows helps put all the pieces together and to get a comprehensive picture of both originality and the impact of al-Khayyām.» Leo Corry, Universität Tel Aviv, Lehrstuhl für Geschichte und Philosophie der Wissenschaften «In Poesie, Mathematik und im Kalendermachen zeigte Omar Chayyam seine&nb sp;Vielseitigkeit. Als Erster löst er das Problem der kubischen Gleichung auf geometrische Weise - fünf Jahrhunderte, bevor dies Cardano & Tartaglia algebraisch gelang. Das vorliegende Buch zeigt das Werk Chayyams präzise und eindrucksvoll.» Dietmar Herrmann, München «Die in den letzten Jahren erschienenen Bände zur Entwicklung der verschiedenen Teilgebiete der Mathematik haben dazu beigetragen, die Leistungen der Mathematiker längst vergangener Epochen wieder stärker ins Bewusstsein zu bringen. Insbesondere ist das, was wir den Wissenschaftlern des islamischen Mittelalters verdanken, nur allzu wenigen bekannt. Umso erfreulicher und verdienstvoll ist es, dass jetzt ein Buch erschienen ist, in dem die Leistungen eines der bedeutendsten Universalgelehrten der Zeitenwende um das Jahr 1000, nämlich Omar Chayyam, umfassend beschrieben wird. In dem klar gegliederten Buch geht der Autor Sebastian Linden zunächst auf das Leben und die Lebensumstände des persischen Wissenschaftlers ein. Dann stellt er das algebraische Werk detailliert und selbst für Leser ohne Mathematikstudium nachvollziehbar dar. Es wäre wünschenswert, wenn das Buch auch in der Lehrer(aus)bildung weite Verbreitung finden könnte.» Heinz Klaus Strick, Leverkusen

Shakespeare and Classic Works in the Classroom

Author: Dennis Carter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134138623
Release Date: 2013-10-23
Genre: Education

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.

Collected Short Stories of Saki

Author: Saki
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 1853260711
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Genre: Fiction

The extraordinary stories of 'Saki' are a mixture of humorous satire, irony and the macabre, in which the stupidities and hypocrisy of conventional society are viciously pilloried.

Pride and Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 1853260002
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Fiction

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.