The Tribal Imagination

The Tribal Imagination PDF
Author: Robin Fox
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674059018
Size: 40.85 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 417
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Fox traces our ongoing struggle to maintain open societies in the face of profoundly tribal human needs that, paradoxically, hold the key to our survival. This latest book ranges from incest and arranged marriage to poetry and myth, from human rights and vengeance to pop icons such as Seinfeld.

The Whole Five Feet

The Whole Five Feet PDF
Author: Christopher R. Beha
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 0802199909
Size: 52.43 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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This unique memoir of reading the classics to find strength and wisdom “makes an elegant case for literature as an everyday companion” (The New York Times Book Review). While undergoing a series of personal and family crises, Christopher Beha discovered that his grandmother had used the Harvard Classics—the renowned “five foot shelf” of great world literature compiled in the early twentieth century by Charles William Eliot—to educate herself during the Great Depression. He decided to follow her example and turn to this series of great books for answers—and recounts the experience here, in a smart, big-hearted, and inspirational mix of memoir and intellectual excursion that “deftly illustrates how books can save one’s life” (Helen Schulman). “As he grapples with the death of his beloved aunt, a debilitating case of Lyme disease, and other major and minor calamities, Beha finds that writers as diverse as Wordsworth, Pascal, Kant, and Mill had been there before, and that the results of their struggles to find meaning in life could inform his own.” —The Seattle Times “An important book [and] a sheer blast to read.” —Heidi Julavits

Epic And Saga Beowulf

Epic and Saga  Beowulf PDF
Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 72.11 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Epic poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 464
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This volume contains a collection of English epic poems (lengthy narrative poems) and a saga (prose stories and histories). The epic poem Beowulf is set in Scandinavia in the 6th century. Beowulf, a hero of the Geats, comes to the aid of Hrothgar, the king of the Danes, whose mead hall in Heorot has been under attack by a monster known as Grendel. After Beowulf slays him, Grendel's mother attacks the hall and is then also defeated. Victorious, Beowulf goes home to Geatland and becomes king of the Geats. Fifty years later, Beowulf defeats a dragon, but is mortally wounded in the battle. After his death, his attendants cremate his body and erect a tower on a headland in his memory. The Song of Roland is an 11th-century epic poem based on the Battle of Roncevaux Pass in 778, during the reign of Charlemagne. The Destruction of Da Derga's Hostel is an Irish prose narrative recounting the birth, life, and death of Conaire Mór son of Eterscél Mór, a legendary High King of Ireland, who is killed at Da Derga's hostel by his enemies when he breaks his geasa. The Story of the Volsungs and the Niblungs is an epic poem that tells the tragic story of the Norse hero Sigmund and his son Sigurd.

Epic And Saga

Epic and Saga PDF
Author: Charles W
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 42.15 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Epic poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 464
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contains: Beowulf, The Song of Roland, The Destruction of Da Derga

The Cumulative Book Index

The Cumulative Book Index PDF
Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 13.10 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : American literature
Languages : en
Pages :
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Among Our Books

Among Our Books PDF
Author: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 60.22 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Libraries
Languages : en
Pages :
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The American Catalogue

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Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 45.78 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : American literature
Languages : en
Pages :
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Books Added 1911 15

Books Added  1911 15  PDF
Author: Chicago Public Library
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 19.63 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Classified catalogs (Dewey decimal)
Languages : en
Pages :
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Die Religion Der Zukunft

Die Religion der Zukunft PDF
Author: Charles W. Eliot
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3111547140
Size: 64.98 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 30
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