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Download E-books The Epic of the Kings: Shah-Nama, the national epic of Persia PDF

By Ferdowsi

Translated by means of Reuben Levy

‘Among the various nationwide poets of old Persia, Ferdowsi could be the greatest...In this exceptional translation of the epic, the Western reader wouldn't fail to figure transparent equivalents of chapters in Genesis, The Odyssey, Paradise misplaced or the Canterbury Tales.’ Islamic Review
The Shah-nama is the nationwide epic poem of Persia. Written within the 10th century it comprises the country’s myths, legends and ancient memories. This variation makes on hand a helpful prose translation picking out the main consultant components of the unique together with the tales of Rustum, the enormous hero and his son Sohrab.

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Download E-books The Voyage of the Argo The Argonautica of Gaius Valerius Flaccus PDF

By Gaius Valerius Flaccus

The tale of Jason and the Argonauts and their quest for the Golden Fleece is without doubt one of the oldest and such a lot primary stories in classical literature. Apollonius of Rhodes wrote the best-known model, in Greek, within the 3rd century B.C.E. The Latin poet Gaius Valerius Flaccus all started his personal interpretation of the tale within the first century of the Christian period, yet he died sooner than finishing it.

With The Voyage of the "Argo," the acclaimed poet and translator David Slavitt recovers for contemporary readers the single surviving paintings of this little-known author. the result's an enticing rendition of Jason's adventures, of specific curiosity compared to the Greek model of the tale. whereas Apollonius' story bargains a refined mental examine of Medea, Valerius Flaccus' fulfillment is to provide Jason as a extra entire and compelling heroic determine. Slavitt, for one, loved the rediscovery immensely―and he invitations his readers to do the same.

"I am content material to allow my rendition into English communicate for Valerius, yet for these whom I think status in an aisle of a library or book place, attempting to make a decision, i will be able to provide a few reassurance. This piece is playful, unpredictable, oddly contrarian, occasionally virtually mannerist. Valerius' description in ebook eight of Medea's placing the serpent to sleep so Jason can filch the fleece comprises a gesture no different Latin poet i do know might have concept to try―a short second in Medea's head whilst she permits herself to consider sorry for the snake... it really is this sort of droll shock that drew me to adopt the interpretation of a piece that isn't, I freely confess, good known."―David Slavitt

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Download E-books Shadows in the Silence (Angelfire) PDF

By Courtney Allison Moulton

In the ultimate installment of the beautiful Angelfire trilogy, Courtney Allison Moulton brings her darkish and compelling global of epic battles and blistering romance to a blazingly brilliant conclusion.

The final conflict for Heaven and Earth opposed to Lilith, Sammael, and the armies of Hell should be a fight to win—and even live to tell the tale. because the Archangel Gabriel, Ellie is familiar with that the darkest and hardest moments are nonetheless to return, yet she has every thing to struggle for: for Will, for humanity, and to save lots of herself.

Full of cinematic, gripping motion and blistering conflict scenes, in addition to epic romance, Shadows within the Silence is ideal for lovers of Kelley Armstrong, Cynthia Hand, and Lauren Kate.

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Download E-books Selected Tales of the Brothers Grimm PDF

By Peter Wortsman

This new version of the liked stories of the Brothers Grimm – chosen, translated and edited by means of Peter Wortsman - is drawn from the 1857 variation of the German unique, the final variation reviewed and licensed by way of the Brothers of their lifetime. through the years, The Brothers¢ enigmatic narratives were sanitized by way of Disney and children¢s e-book editors for contemporary intake; this fundamental version restores their sting and vigour og the unique prose. In Wortsman’s phrases, his translation is a go back to "a tincture of targeted man-eating ogre and flooring hag the teeth, diluted in blood, sweat and tears, as a powerful vaccine opposed to the crippling results of worry and fury." those fortifying ingenious vaccines are observed by way of twenty-four full-color illustrations by means of Haitian artists, together with Edouard Duval-Carrié, Pascale Monnin, and Frankétienne. Edwidge Danticat observes that many Haitian painters deliver "forth one other canvas underneath the only we see." those works’ imaginitive scope, power, and evocation of the subconscious open deep channels among the 2 traditions, laying off new mild and shadow at the vintage stories.

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Download E-books Greek Tragedies, Volume 2: Aeschylus: The Libation Bearers; Sophocles: Electra; Euripides: Iphigenia among the Taurians, Electra, The Trojan Women (3rd Edition) PDF

By Richmond Lattimore, David Grene, Mark Griffith, Glenn W. Most

Greek Tragedies, quantity II comprises Aeschylus’s “The Libation Bearers,” translated via Richmond Lattimore; Sophocles’s “Electra,” translated by means of David Grene; Euripides’s “Iphigenia one of the Taurians,” translated by means of Anne Carson; Euripides’s “Electra,” translated by means of Emily Townsend Vermeule; and Euripides’s “The Trojan Women,” translated by means of Richmond Lattimore.

Sixty years in the past, the college of Chicago Press undertook a momentous undertaking: a brand new translation of the Greek tragedies that may be the last word source for lecturers, scholars, and readers. They succeeded. less than the specialist administration of eminent classicists David Grene and Richmond Lattimore, these translations mixed accuracy, poetic immediacy, and readability of presentation to render the surviving masterpieces of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides in an English so full of life and compelling that they continue to be the traditional translations. this present day, Chicago is taking pains to make sure that our Greek tragedies stay the prime English-language types in the course of the twenty-first century.

In this hugely expected 3rd variation, Mark Griffith and Glenn W. such a lot have conscientiously up to date the translations to convey them even toward the traditional Greek whereas maintaining the vibrancy for which our English types are well-known. This version additionally comprises brand-new translations of Euripides’ Medea, the youngsters of Heracles, Andromache, and Iphigenia one of the Taurians, fragments of misplaced performs via Aeschylus, and the surviving component of Sophocles’s satyr-drama The Trackers. New introductions for every play provide crucial information regarding its first construction, plot, and reception in antiquity and past. additionally, each one quantity comprises an advent to the lifestyles and paintings of its tragedian, in addition to notes addressing textual uncertainties and a thesaurus of names and locations pointed out within the plays.

In addition to the recent content material, the volumes were reorganized either inside of and among volumes to mirror the main updated scholarship at the order within which the performs have been initially written. the result's a suite of good-looking paperbacks destined to introduce new generations of readers to those foundational works of Western drama, paintings, and existence.

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Download E-books Hindu Myths: A Sourcebook Translated from the Sanskrit (Penguin Classics) PDF

By Wendy Doniger

Recorded in sacred Sanskrit texts, together with the Rig Veda and the Mahabharata, Hindu Myths are idea so far again so far as the 10th century BCE. right here in those seventy-five seminal myths are the various incarnations of Vishnu, who saves mankind from destruction, and the mischievous baby Krishna, along tales of the minor gods, demons, rivers and animals together with boars, buffalo, serpents and monkeys. Immensely diversified and bursting with color and existence, they exhibit the Hindu trust within the unlimited chances of the area - from the teeming miracles of production to the origins of the incarnation of dying who finally touches them all.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts superior via introductions and notes by means of exclusive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Goddess (Starcrossed) PDF

By Josephine Angelini

International bestselling writer Josephine Angelini concludes her action-packed Starcrossed trilogy with Goddess—a romantically-charged page-turner that Newsday raved used to be a "clever transforming of Greek mythology."

After Helen Hamilton unintentionally unleashes the violent gods from their captivity on Olympus, she and her associates needs to imprison them prior to their thirst for war—and blood—take over the area. however the gods' fury already has a physique count number, and time is operating out. With Lucas Delos's lifestyles striking within the stability, and their once-solid team of acquaintances now divided, Helen needs to face this conflict on my own, whereas additionally finding out who has her heart—Lucas, or the prospective Tyrant, Orion.

With a masterfully-woven plot and epically-high stakes, the compelling twists and turns in Goddess will go away readers thoroughly spellbound.

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Download E-books The Encyclopedia of Mythology PDF

By Arthur Cotterell

Historical mythologies are dropped at lifestyles within the such a lot accomplished insurance but produced. includes 550 pictures, together with illustrations of vintage tales. contains the classical mythology of historical Greece and Rome; the fairytale myths of the celtic global; and, from Northern Europe, stories of Germanic gods, Nordic warriors, and fearsome giants.

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