Of Gods and Men: 100 Stories from Ancient Greece and Rome [EPUB]
12 August 2019, 02:04
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 1788546741 | 2.61MB
Daisy Dunn offers a deeply researched collection of stories reflecting the eclectic richness and depth of the classical literary canon.
Striking a balance between the 'classic classic' (such as Dryden's translation of the Aeneid) and the less familiar or expected, Of Gods and Men ranges from the epic poetry of Homer to the histories of Arrian and Diodorus Siculus and the sprawling Theogony of Hesiod; from the tragedies of Aeschylus and Euripides to the biographies of Suetonius and Plutarch and the pen portraits of Theophrastus; and from the comedies of Plautus to the the fictions of Petronius and Apuleius.
Of Gods and Men is embellished by translations from writers as diverse as Queen Elizabeth I (Boethius), Percy Bysshe Shelley (Plato), Walter Pater (Apuleius's Golden Ass), Lawrence of Arabia (Homer's Odyssey), Louis MacNeice (Aeschylus's Agamemnon) and Ted Hughes (Ovid's Pygmalion), as well as a number of accomplished translations by Daisy herself.
The Making of Poetry: Coleridge, the Wordsworths and Their Year of Marvels [EPUB]
10 August 2019, 05:15
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 0374200211 | 44.58MB
Wordsworth and Coleridge as you've never seen them before in this new book by Adam Nicolson, brimming with poetry, art and nature writing. Proof that poetry can change the world. It is the most famous year in English poetry. Out of it came The Ancient Mariner and 'Kubla Khan', as well as Coleridge's unmatched hymns to friendship and fatherhood, Wordsworth's revolutionary verses in Lyrical Ballads and the greatness of 'Tintern Abbey', his paean to the unity of soul and cosmos, love and understanding.
Bestselling and award-winning writer Adam Nicolson tells the story, almost day by day, of the year in the late 1790s that Coleridge, Wordsworth, his sister Dorothy and an ever-shifting cast of friends, dependants and acolytes spent together in the Quantock Hills in Somerset. To a degree never shown before, The Making of Poetry explores the idea that these poems came from this place, and that only by experiencing the physical circumstances of the year, in all weathers and all seasons, at night and at dawn, in sunlit reverie and moonlit walks, can the genesis of the poetry start to be understood.
What emerges is a portrait of these great figures as young people, troubled, ambitious, dreaming of a vision of wholeness, knowing they had greatness in them but still in urgent search of the paths towards it. The poetry they made was not from settled conclusions but from the adventure on which they were all embarked, seeing what they wrote as a way of stripping away all the dead matter, exfoliating consciousness, penetrating its depths. Poetry for them was not an ornament for civilisation but a challenge to it, a means of remaking the world.
The Mullet Report: Mullets Are Great Again [EPUB]
26 June 2019, 04:04
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 1510753656 | 16.73MB
Donald Trump Says Mullets Are Back, and They're Gonna Be YUGE!
First it was The Mueller Report, and now, finally, the long-awaited Mullet Report is here, with all the shocking photos you've been waiting for. Long mullets, curly mullets, orange mullets . . . it's all here, with as few redactions as possible (without compromising national security and ongoing investigations). Robert Mueller investigated Russian collusion, but Ronald Redaktor will let you in on the secrets of the Hair Investigation. Find out about hair dumping and hacking operations, and decide for yourself if there was any brushin' collusion.
Donald Trump's hair has long been the subject of intense scrutiny. We've heard a lot about obstruction of justice. Well, what is he hiding up there? Is it detachable? Why is it orange? In response, Trump has launched his own #MulletStyle campaign, which in itself has become the subject of conspiracy theories and in-depth investigation. Now you can separate fact from alternative fact with this newly released and highly anticipated Mullet Report.