• Editor's Picks,  English Literature,  Poetry

    The tragedy of man : dramatic poem 1908 by Imre Madách, PDF book

    The tragedy of man: dramatic poem 1908 by  Imre  Madách, PDF book IN order fully to comprehend the tremendous difficulties attending the translation into English of a work like the present, it is necessary to understand that a broad gulf separates the Hungarian Magyar language from the English and all other European languages. Not even of Aryan origin, its construction can not be explained according to the principles of Aryan languages and its conciseness and strength cannot be transferred. This is not an apology, it is the statement of a fact. To produce, even approximately, the sense of expression, it is frequently necessary to render one Hungarian word into five…

  • Classic Books,  Philosophy,  Poetry

    The quatrains of Abu’l-Ala; (1904) PDF book by Ameen Rihani

    The quatrains of Abu’l-Ala; (1904) PDF book translated by Ameen Rihani When all Europe was arming itself for the first crusade, when the Northmen were ravaging the western world with their marauding expeditions, when the Califs were engaged in a bloody battle with their rebellious subjects, Abu’1-Ala was waging his silent and the bloodless war on the follies and evils of his age.  He attacked the superstitions and the false traditions of religions, and proclaimed the supremacy of the mind; he hurled his trenchant invectives at the tyranny and despotism of rulers, and asserted the supremacy of the human soul; he stood for perfect equality, and fought against the fallacies,…

  • English Literature,  Poetry

    One hundred and one famous poems, with a prose supplement

    One hundred and one famous poems, with a prose supplement (1922) by Roy Jay Cook. A SPIRIT of daring out of all proportion to any hope of gain must at times possess a publisher. You doubtless have heard the story of the “One Hundred and One Best Songs”; how its publishers printed several hundred thousand books in order that they might be sold at a price so low as to enable every child to have one. That, likewise, is the aim of this collection. To that eminent critic of English verse whose painstaking care in proof-reading has made this volume authoritative, the publisher acknowledges his gratitude and debt.  The selections…

  • Poetry

    The collected poems of William H. Davies Free PDF book

    The collected poems of William H. Davies Free PDF book Contents: When I am old ” Joy and Pleasure ” The Heap of Rags … ” The Hawk ” The Weeping Child .. ” Seeking Beauty ” Margery ” A Greeting ” The Hermit ” The Bird-Man ” Sheep ” The Idiot and the Child ” Starers ” Plants and Men ” The One Singer ” Lines from ” The Soul’s Destroyer ” ” April’s Charms ” The Call of the Sea . . ” Her Absence ” The Dreaming Boy … ” Whom I know ” The Power of Music. ” The Muse ” The Owl ” My Lady…

  • Arabic Literature,  Atheism,  Philosophy,  Poetry

    The diwan of Abu’l-Ala Al-Marri PDF book 1915 the Atheist Arab Philosopher

    The diwan of  Abu’l-Ala Al-Marri  PDF book  1915 the Atheist Philosopher  Abū al-ʿAlāʾ al-Maʿarrī was a blind Arab philosopher, poet, and writer. Despite holding a controversially irreligious worldview, he is regarded as one of the greatest classical Arabic poets. Born in the city of Ma’arra during the Abbasid era, he studied in nearby Aleppo, then in Tripoli and Antioch.Born: 973 AD, Ma`arat al-Nu`man, Syria Died: 1057, Ma`arat al-Nu`man, Syria Now the book is finished, so far as I shall finish it. There is, my friend, but this one page to write. And, more than probably, this is the page of all the books that I shall never wish to blot.…

  • Classic Books,  Dante,  Italian Literature,  Literature,  Novels,  Poetry

    The Divine comedy of Dante Alighieri Free PDF eBook (1849) Translated by John Aitken Carlyle

    The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri Free PDF eBook  (1849) Translated by John Aitken Carlyle The object of the following Prose Translation is to give the real meaning of Dante as literally and briefly as possible. No single particle has been wittingly left unrepresented in it, for which any equivalent could be discovered; and the few words that have been added are marked in Italics. English readers, it is hoped, will here find a closer, and therefore, with all its defects, a warmer version than any that has hitherto been published for them. The Italian Text, carefully collated from the best editions, is printed beneath, in order to justify and…

  • Eastern Philosophy,  Literature,  Omar Khayyam,  Philosophy,  Poetry

    Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Free PDF eBook (1901) Translated by Edward FitzGerald

     Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Free PDF eBook (1901) Translated by Edward FitzGerald If Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the artist-poet and mystic, had not been lounging one day about the bookstalls of Piccadilly, dipping now into the ” farthing ” and now into the “penny box,” in search of treasure, the ” Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam” would doubtless have sunk still deeper under the dusty piles of unsalable old books and waited another decade for a discoverer. It was already wearing on to a decade since the little quarto pamphlet in its brown paper wrappers — ” Beggarly disguise as to paper and print, but magnificent vesture of verse ” — had…