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Iliad - Wikipedia. The Iliad (/ˈɪliəd/;[1] Ancient Greek: Ἰλιάς Ilias, pronounced [iː.li.ás] in Classical Attic; sometimes referred to as the Song of Ilion or Song of Ilium) is an ancient Greek epic poem in dactylic hexameter, traditionally attributed to Homer.

Iliad - Wikipedia

The Practice of Quixotism: Postmodern Theory and Eighteenth-Century Women's ... - S. Gordon. Just finished Siddhartha by Herman Hesse. Blew my mind. : books. Robert Francis - Wikipedia. Robert Francis may refer to:

Robert Francis - Wikipedia

House of Leaves. House of Leaves is the debut novel by American author Mark Z.

House of Leaves

Danielewski, published in March 2000 by Pantheon Books. Ergodic literature. Ergodic literature is a term coined by Espen J.

Ergodic literature

Aarseth in his book Cybertext—Perspectives on Ergodic Literature, and is derived from the Greek words ergon, meaning "work", and hodos, meaning "path". Aarseth's book contains the most commonly cited definition: In ergodic literature, nontrivial effort is required to allow the reader to traverse the text. If ergodic literature is to make sense as a concept, there must also be nonergodic literature, where the effort to traverse the text is trivial, with no extranoematic responsibilities placed on the reader except (for example) eye movement and the periodic or arbitrary turning of pages. His Master's Voice - Wikipedia. For the entertainment retailer, see HMV.

His Master's Voice - Wikipedia

His Master's Voice, abbreviated HMV, is a trademark in the music business and was for many years the name of a large British record label. The name was coined in the 1890s as the title of a painting of a dog named Nipper, listening to a wind-up gramophone. Today: Teaching Coding Through Storytelling. Learning to program can be a daunting task, and the complexity and jargon behind it can be a put off for many people.

Today: Teaching Coding Through Storytelling

However, Finnish author, illustrator, programmer and educator Linda Liukas wants to bring a new twist to encourage young people, particularly girls, to get interested in programming by telling stories. Linda Liukas’ Hello Ruby. Faust. Faust is the protagonist of a classic German legend.

Faust

He is a scholar who is highly successful yet dissatisfied with his life, which leads him to make a pact with the Devil, exchanging his soul for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures. The Faust legend has been the basis for many literary, artistic, cinematic, and musical works that have reinterpreted it through the ages. Czeslaw Milosz - unfashionable poet. During a recent stay at the American Academy in Berlin I was standing idly in the library at a big window looking out over the troubled morning waters of the Wannsee when from the shelves near me a book title leapt to my eyes.

Czeslaw Milosz - unfashionable poet

It seemed like a stroke of providence for me to find in that north European setting the book of my former professor, the poet Czeslaw Milosz, here again at the new center of his old continent, only a two-hour train ride from his native Poland. I immediately ordered To Begin Where I Am. A month later it arrived at my home in Rome. And again, as had happened four decades earlier, I was sucked into Milosz’s complex world. This collection of his essays has made me aware just how much his world has become my world since Berkeley. Czeslaw Milosz: the Moralist and the Philosopher. The Moralist and the Philosopher Short-story writer and philosopher Milosz’s poetry brings also thoughts of philosophical and moral character.

Czeslaw Milosz: the Moralist and the Philosopher

Quote by Czeslaw Milosz: “Tomber amoureux. To fall in love. Does it occur...” Stendhal. Seven Years in Tibet. The book covers the escape of Harrer and his companion, Peter Aufschnaiter, from a British internment camp in India.

Seven Years in Tibet

Harrer and Aufschnaiter then traveled across Tibet to Lhasa, the capital. Here they spent several years, and Harrer describes the contemporary Tibetan culture in detail. Harrer subsequently became a tutor and friend of the 14th Dalai Lama. Why every entrepreneur should read "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" Lovecraft's Providence and Adjacent Parts. Lovecraft's Providence and Adjacent Parts is a book by Henry L. P. Beckwith, Jr. detailing sites in Providence, Rhode Island related to H. P. Lovecraft. It was first published by Donald M. Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). James Joyce' dirty letters. Dublin 2 December 1909 My love for you allows me to pray to the spirit of eternal beauty and tenderness mirrored in your eyes or fling you down under me on that softy belly of yours and fuck you up behind, like a hog riding a sow, glorying in the very stink and sweat that rises from your arse, glorying in the open shape of your upturned dress and white girlish drawers and in the confusion of your flushed cheeks and tangled hair.

It allows me to burst into tears of pity and love at some slight word, to tremble with love for you at the sounding of some chord or cadence of music or to lie heads and tails with you feeling your fingers fondling and tickling my ballocks or stuck up in me behind and your hot lips sucking off my cock while my head is wedged in between your fat thighs, my hands clutching the round cushions of your bum and my tongue licking ravenously up your rank red cunt. You are mine, darling, mine! I love you. Dublin 3 December 1909 ……., you seem to turn me into a beast. The Classical Tradition : Greek and Roman Influences on Western Literature ... - Gilbert Highet. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values (ZAMM), first published in 1974, is a work of philosophical fiction, the first of Robert M. Pirsig's texts in which he explores his Metaphysics of Quality. The book sold 5 million copies worldwide. It was originally rejected by 121 publishers, more than any other bestselling book, according to the Guinness Book of Records.[1] The title is an apparent play on the title of the book Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel. In its introduction, Pirsig explains that, despite its title, "it should in no way be associated with that great body of factual information relating to orthodox Zen Buddhist practice. The book is generally regarded as an American cultural icon in literature. Structure[edit] East of the Sun and West of the Moon.

East of the Sun and West of the Moon. Once upon a time there was a poor peasant who had so many children that he did not have enough of either food or clothing to give them. Jules Verne. Jules Gabriel Verne (/vɜrn/;[1] French: [ʒyl vɛʁn]; 8 February 1828 – 24 March 1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction. Verne was born to bourgeois parents in the seaport of Nantes, where he was trained to follow in his father's footsteps as a lawyer, but quit the profession early in life to write for magazines and the stage. His collaboration with the publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel led to the creation of the Voyages Extraordinaires, a widely popular series of scrupulously researched adventure novels including Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days. Life[edit] Early life[edit] Robin Hood. Robin Hood (spelled Robyn Hode in older manuscripts) is a heroic outlaw in English folklore, and, according to legend, was also a highly skilled archer and swordsman.

William Tell. William Tell (in the four languages of Switzerland: German: Wilhelm Tell; French: Guillaume Tell; Italian: Guglielmo Tell; Romansh: Guglielm Tell) is a folk hero of Switzerland. His legend is recorded in a late 15th-century Swiss chronicle. Faust Quotes by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Language of the birds. Stanley G. Weinbaum. Stanley Grauman Weinbaum (April 4, 1902 – December 14, 1935) was an American science fiction writer. His career in science fiction was short but influential. His first story, "A Martian Odyssey", was published to great (and enduring) acclaim in July 1934, but he would be dead from lung cancer within eighteen months.

Valley of Dreams. Valley of Dreams is a science fiction short story by Stanley G. Tweel. Pg11438. Matthew Arnold. Family tree Early years[edit] Gravity's Rainbow. Gravity's Rainbow is a 1973 novel by American writer Thomas Pynchon. Thomas Pynchon. Robert Anton Wilson.