Wild IrisEcco - With clarity and sureness of craft, explores, Gluck's poetry questions, and finally celebrates the ordeal of being alive. This collection of stunningly beautiful poems encompasses the natural, human, and spiritual realms, and is bound together by the universal themes of time and mortality. Ecco Press.
Thousand CranesVintage - Nobel prize winner yasunari kawabata’s Thousand Cranes is a luminous story of desire, regret, and the almost sensual nostalgia that binds the living to the dead. Vintage. Ota’s daughter, to whom Kikuji’s attachments soon extend. Death, jealousy, and attraction convene around the delicate art of the tea ceremony, where every gesture is imbued with profound meaning.
At first kikuji is appalled by her indelicate nature, but it is not long before he succumbs to passion—a passion with tragic and unforeseen consequences, not just for the two lovers, but also for Mrs. Ecco Press. While attending a traditional tea ceremony in the aftermath of his parents’ deaths, Kikuji encounters his father’s former mistress, Mrs.
On Lynchings Dover Books on Africa-AmericansDover Publications - Substantiated by her meticulous research and documentation, these works remain as important to today's historians as they were to the author's original audience. Ecco Press. In 1892, memphis newspaper editor Ida B. The bleak years after the Civil War brought continuing oppression to African Americans. So began the civil rights pioneer's crusade against lynching.
This compilation features southern horrors, Wells's first pamphlet on the subject of lynching, as well as its successors, A Red Record and Mob Rule in New Orleans. Vintage. During the 1880s and 1890s, more than 100 black citizens were lynched each year. Wells-barnett raised a lone voice of protest and was forced to flee for her life.
Fire to Fire: New and Selected PoemsHarper Perennial - Mark doty's fire to fire collects the best of his seven books of poetry, along with a generous selection of new work. His signature style encompasses both the plainspoken and the artfully wrought, as one of contemporary American poetry's most lauded, recognizable voices speaks to the crises and possibilities of our time.
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A Treatise of Human Nature Oxford Philosophical TextsOxford University Press - It is also the focal point of current attempts to understand 18th-century philosophy The Treatise first explains how we form such concepts as cause and effect, external existence, and personal identity, and how we create compelling but unverifiable beliefs in the entities represented by these concepts.
Vintage. Ecco Press. The series aims to build a definitive corpus of key texts in the Western philosophical tradition, forming a reliable and enduring resource for students and teachers alike. It then offers a novel account of the passions, explains freedom and necessity as they apply to human choices and actions, and concludes with a detailed explanation of how we distinguish between virtue and vice.
A Treatise of Human Nature Oxford Philosophical Texts - Each book opens with a comprehensive introduction by a leading specialist which covers the philosopher's life, work, and influence. Endnotes, guides to further reading, a full bibliography, and an index are also included. The volume features hume's own abstract of the Treatise, a comprehensive index, a substantial introduction that explains the aims of the Treatise as a whole and of each of its ten parts, and suggestions for further reading.
Oxford university Press USA. The oxford philosophical texts series consists of truly practical and accessible guides to major philosophical texts in the history of philosophy from the ancient world up to modern times. David hume's comprehensive attempt to base philosophy on a new, observationally grounded study of human nature is one of the most important texts in Western philosophy.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight A New Verse TranslationW. W. Norton & Company - Simon armitage has given us an energetic, free-flowing, high-spirited version. Edward hirsch, new york times book review one of the earliest great stories of English literature after ?Beowulf?, who rudely interrupts King Arthur's Round Table festivities one Yuletide, ?Sir Gawain? is the strange tale of a green knight on a green horse, challenging the knights to a wager.
Compulsively readable. Vintage. Oxford university Press USA. Simon armitrage, one of britain's leading poets, has produced an inventive and groundbreaking translation that "helps liberate ?Gawain ?from academia" ?Sunday Telegraph?2 illustrations Ecco Press. W w norton Company.
The Collected Poems P.S.Harper Perennial Modern Classics - Oxford university Press USA. Vintage. W w norton Company. Harper Perennial. A new edition of sylvia plath's pulitzer Prize-winning Collected Poems, edited and with an introduction by Ted Hughes Ecco Press.
Selected Poems 1988-2013Farrar, Straus and Giroux - Vintage. Ecco Press. A new edition of the later selected work of a nobel prize-winning poetoften considered to be "the greatest poet of our age" The Guardian, Seamus Heaney was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995 "for works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which exalt everyday miracles and the living past.
He saw poetry as a vocation and credited it with "the power to persuade the vulnerable part of our consciousness of its rightness in spite of the evidence of wrongness all around it, the power to remind us that we are hunters and gatherers of values. Paul muldoon wrote that heaney was "the only poet I can think of who was recognized worldwide as having moral as well as literary authority.
Selected Poems 1988-2013 - Shortly before his death in 2013, seamus heaney began to compile Selected Poems 1988–2013, and although he was unable to complete the project, his choices have been followed here. Harper Perennial. Farrar Straus Giroux. This volume encapsulates the finest work from seeing Things 1991 with its lines of loss and revelation; The Spirit Level 1996 where we experience "the poem as ploughshare that turns time / Up and over.
The landmark translation of beowulf 1999; electric light 2001, which limn the interconnectedness of being, District and Circle 2006 and Human Chain 2010, a book of origins and oracles; and his final collections, our lifelines to our inherited past. Oxford university Press USA. W w norton Company.
Pride and Prejudice Dover Thrift EditionsDover Publications - Farrar Straus Giroux. Oxford university Press USA. Vintage. At the heart of this all-consuming enterprise are his headstrong second daughter Elizabeth Bennet and her aristocratic suitor Fitzwilliam Darcy — two lovers whose pride must be humbled and prejudices dissolved before the novel can come to its splendid conclusion.
One of the most universally loved and admired English novels, Pride and Prejudice was penned as a popular entertainment. Harper Perennial. But the consummate artistry of jane austen 1775–1817 transformed this effervescent tale of rural romance into a witty, shrewdly observed satire of English country life that is now regarded as one of the principal treasures of English language.
Pride and Prejudice Dover Thrift Editions - In a remote hertfordshire village, far off the good coach roads of George III's England, a country squire of no great means must marry off his five vivacious daughters. Ecco Press. W w norton Company.
Othello Dover Thrift EditionsDover Publications - Bleak and unsparing, this play offers a stunning portrait of an arch-villain and an astute psychological study of the nature of evil. Dover Publications. One of the greatest of shakespeare's tragedies, Othello tells the story of a Moorish general in command of the armed forces of Venice who earns the enmity of his ensign Iago by passing him over for a promotion.
Oxford university Press USA. W w norton Company. Ecco Press. Farrar Straus Giroux. When othello later learns of her innocence, he takes his own life. Harper Perennial. Vintage. Partly for revenge and partly out of pure evil, Iago plots to convince Othello that Desdemona, his wife, has been unfaithful to him. Iago succeeds in his evil aims only too well, for the enraged Othello murders Desdemona.