The Ribhu Gita: First English Translation from the Original by H. Ramamoorthy, Nome

By H. Ramamoorthy, Nome

This e-book is the 1st and simply complete English translation of that element of the traditional Sivarahasya that has end up referred to as The Ribhu Gita. Forty-four chapters of the private, nondual Self-Knowledge teachings as printed by means of the traditional sage, Ribhu, to his disciple, Nidagha. glowing with the symbolism of Siva, this can be a scripture of the purest Advaita Vedanta. this can be a distinct quantity, excellent for these at the route to discover the data of the Self and enjoyed through sages who therefore discovered.

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A Time of Omens by Katharine Kerr

By Katharine Kerr

Drawing on Celtic lore, the Deverry sequence has turn into a well-liked staple of the fashionable fable reader's library. Now A Time of Omens signs the intertwining of the 2 international of the sequence: Deverry, the area of people and elves, and the astral aircraft, the place robust immortals reside.

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Homer the preclassic by Gregory Nagy

By Gregory Nagy

Homer the Preclassic considers the advance of the Homeric poems-in specific the Iliad and Odyssey-during the time once they have been nonetheless a part of the oral culture. Gregory Nagy lines the evolution of rival “Homers” and the various types of Homeric poetry during this pretextual interval, reconstructed over a time-frame extending again from the 6th century BCE to the Bronze Age. exact of their linguistic element and striking of their implications, Nagy's insights conjure the Greeks' nostalgia for the imagined “epic area” of Troy and for the resonances and distortions this mythic earlier supplied to some of the Greek constituencies for whom the Homeric poems have been so crucial and definitive.

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The Ghosts of K2: The Epic Saga of the First Ascent by Mick Conefrey

By Mick Conefrey

"Most folks won't ever adventure K2. Mick Conefrey leaves readers with either super admiration for and an appreciation of the implications if you reach an experience so bodily, mentally, and emotionally taxing.”
— Kirkus Reviews

At 28,251 feet, K2 may be nearly 800 toes shorter than Everest, yet it’s a much tougher climb. during this definitive account, Mick Conefrey grippingly describes the early makes an attempt to arrive the summit and gives a desirable exploration of the 1st ascent’s advanced legacy. From the drug-addicted occultist Aleister Crowley to Achille Compagnoni and Lindo Lacedelli, the Italian duo who ultimately made it to the summit, The Ghosts of K2 charts how a slew of serious males grew to become fixated in this mythical mountain.

Through specific interviews with surviving group contributors and their households, and unrivalled entry to diaries and letters which were archived around the globe, Conefrey conjures up the genuine surroundings of the Savage Mountain and explores why it continues to be the ‘mountaineer’s mountain’, regardless of a historical past steeped in controversy and dying. Wrought with pressure, and populated by way of tragic heroes and kooky dreamers, The Ghosts of K2 is a masterpiece of climbing literature.

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Ambition and Anxiety: Ezra Pound's 'Cantos' and Derek by Line Henriksen

By Line Henriksen

This comparative learn investigates the epic lineage that may be traced again from Derek Walcott's Omeros and Ezra Pound's Cantos via Dante's Divina Commedia to the epic poems of Virgil and Homer, and identifies and discusses intimately a couple of recurrent key topoi. A clean definition of the idea that of style is labored out and offered, in accordance with readings of Homer. The examine reads Pound's and Walcott's poetics within the gentle of Roman Jakobson's notions of metonymy and metaphor, putting their lengthy poems on the respective contrary ends of those language poles. The inspiration of 'epic ambition' refers back to the poetic status connected to the epic style, while the (non-Bloomian) 'anxiety' happens whilst the poet faces not just the danger that his undertaking may well fail, yet in particular the ethical implications of that ambition and the phobia that it could turn out presumptuous. The drafts of Walcott's Omeros are right here tested for the 1st time, and a focus can also be dedicated to Pound's inventive approaches as illustrated via the drafts of the Cantos. even if there has already been an intermittent severe specialize in the 'classical' (and 'Dantean') antecedents of Walcott's poetry, the current learn is the 1st to collect the full variety of epic intertextualities underlying Omeros, and the 1st to learn this Caribbean masterpiece within the context of Pound's fulfillment.

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Civil War by Lucan

By Lucan

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Lucan (Author), Matthew Fox (Translator, Introduction), Ethan Adams (Introduction)

a powerful new translation of the long-lasting epic concerning the sundering of the Roman Republic.

Lucan lived from 39-65 advert at a time of serious turbulence in Rome. His Civil War portrays of the main colourful and strong figures of the age-Julius Caesar and Pompey the good, enemies in a vicious fight for energy that severed bloodlines and started the transformation of Roman civilization. With correct locked in strive against with may perhaps, legislation and order broke down and the anarchic violence that resulted left its mark at the Roman humans ceaselessly, paving the way in which for the imperial monarchy. obtainable and glossy but dependable to the rhetorical brilliance of the unique, this may be the definitive Civil War of our times.

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The Treason of Isengard: The History of The Lord of the by J. R. R. Tolkien

By J. R. R. Tolkien

The Treason of Isengard is the 7th quantity in Christopher Tolkien's background of Middle-earth and the second one in his account of the evolution of The Lord of the jewelry. during this e-book, following the lengthy halt within the darkness of the Mines of Moria with which The go back of the Shadow ended, is traced the good growth of the story into new lands and new peoples south and east of the Misty Mountains; the emergence of Lothlorien, of Ents, of the Riders of Rohan, and of Saruman the White within the citadel of Isengard. in short outlines and pencilled drafts dashed down on scraps of paper are obvious the 1st access of Galadriel, the earliest rules of the background of Gondor, the unique assembly of Aragorn and Eowyn, its importance destined to be completely reworked. Conceptions of what lay forward are visible dissolving because the tale took its personal paths, as within the account of the seize of Frodo and his rescue by means of Sam Gmgee from Minas Morgul, written lengthy prior to J.R.R. Tolkien really got here to that time within the writing of The Lord of the earrings. a major function of the publication is a whole account of the unique Map, with re-drawings of successive stages, which used to be lengthy the foundation and accompaniment of the rising geography of Middle-earth. An appendix to the publication describes the Runic alphabets as they have been at the moment, with illustrations of the varieties and an research of the Runes utilized in the publication of Mazarbul chanced on beside Balin's Tomb in Moria.

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The Ships of Air: The Fall of Ile-Rien (The Fall of by Martha Wells

By Martha Wells

Identified for her lush, elaborate worlds and intricate characters, acclaimed writer Martha Wells has extremely joyful readers together with her outstanding fable novels of bold and wit. With The Wizard Hunters she introduced her such a lot bold project yet-the go back to the loved global of the Nebula Award-nominated The demise of the Necromancer and the autumn of Ile-Rien. Now the saga maintains in a triumph of suspense and mind's eye. regardless of a valiant fight opposed to greater forces, the rustic of Ile-Rien has fallen to the onslaught of the relentless Gardier, a faceless military of sorcerers made up our minds to beat all civilization. to avoid wasting the remnants of her state, former playwright Tremaine Valiarde undertakes an epic trip to prevent the Gardier. Rescuing the proud send Queen Ravenna from destruction, Tremaine and a resolute band of sorcerers and warriors set sail throughout magical seas on a voyage of probability and discovery. For the key to defeating the enemy-and to rescuing the realm from the Gardier's inimitable hatred-lies a ways past the partitions of the area, and simply the tenuous ties of friendship and honor will retain the band jointly. however the Gardier aren't the one evil during this tumultuous international, and an historic terror stalks the ornate rooms and shadowy decks of the Queen Ravenna-a strength so malevolent and enigmatic that even the transforming into energy of the sorcerer's sphere is probably not adequate to avoid wasting Ile-Rien from utter damage.

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