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Milk and Honey
by Rupi Kaur

Language

English

Pages

210

Publication Date

October 06, 2015

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<DIV>The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. <I>Milk and Honey</I> takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.</DIV>
The Book of Disquiet: The Complete Edition
by Fernando Pessoa

Language

English

Pages

433

Publication Date

August 29, 2017

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<p><strong>For the first time—and in the best translation ever—the complete <em>Book of Disquiet</em>, a masterpiece beyond comparison</strong></p><br /><em>The Book of Disquiet</em> is the Portuguese modernist master Fernando Pessoa’s greatest literary achievement. An “autobiography” or “diary” containing exquisite melancholy observations, aphorisms, and ruminations, this classic work grapples with all the eternal questions. Now, for the first time the texts are presented chronologically, in a complete English edition by master translator Margaret Jull Costa. Most of the texts in <em>The Book of Disquiet</em> are written under the semi-heteronym Bernardo Soares, an assistant bookkeeper. This existential masterpiece was first published in Portuguese in 1982, forty-seven years after Pessoa’s death. A monumental literary event, this exciting, new, complete edition spans Fernando Pessoa’s entire writing life.
The Gift: Poems by Hafiz, the Great Sufi Master (Compass)
by Hafiz

Language

English

Pages

354

Publication Date

August 01, 1999

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<b>Chosen by author Elizabeth Gilbert as one of her ten favorite books, Daniel Ladinsky’s extraordinary renderings of 250 unforgettable lyrical poems by Hafiz, one of the greatest Sufi poets of all time<br /></b><br />More than any other Persian poet<b>—</b>even Rumi<b>—</b>Hafiz expanded the mystical, healing dimensions of poetry. Because his poems were often ecstatic love songs from God to his beloved world, many have called Hafiz the "Invisible Tongue." Indeed, Daniel Ladinsky has said that his work with Hafiz is an attempt to do the impossible: to render Light into words<b>—</b>to make the Luminous Resonance of God tangible to our finite senses.<br /><br /><b><i>I am<br />a hole in a flute<br />that the Christ's breath moves<br />through</i></b>—<br /><b><i>listen to this<br />music!<br /></i></b><br />With this stunning collection of Hafiz's most intimate poems, Ladinsky has succeeded brilliantly in presenting the essence of one of Islam's greatest poetic and religious voices. Each line of <i>The Gift </i>imparts the wonderful qualities of this master Sufi poet and spiritual teacher: encouragement, an audacious love that touches lives, profound knowledge, generosity, and a sweet, playful genius unparalleled in world literature.
salt.
by nayyirah waheed

Language

English

Pages

259

Publication Date

October 11, 2013

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a literary work.
The Sun and Her Flowers
by Rupi Kaur

Language

English

Pages

248

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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<DIV>Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur, <I>the sun and her flowers</I> is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming. A celebration of love in all its forms.<BR /> <BR /><I>this is the recipe of life</I><BR />said my mother<BR />as she held me in her arms as i wept <BR /><I>think of those flowers you plant<BR />in the garden each year <BR />they will teach you<BR />that people too<BR />must wilt<BR />fall<BR />root<BR />rise<BR />in order to bloom</I><BR /> </DIV>
Essays After Eighty
by Donald Hall

Language

English

Pages

146

Publication Date

December 02, 2014

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<DIV><B>"Alternately lyrical and laugh-out-loud funny."—<I>New York Times</I><BR /><BR /> “Deliciously readable . . . Donald Hall, if abandoned by the muse of poetry, has wrought his prose to a keen autumnal edge.” <I>— Wall Street Journal</I></B><BR />  <BR /> His entire life, Donald Hall dedicated himself to the written word, putting together a storied career as a poet, essayist, and memoirist. Here, in the “unknown, unanticipated galaxy” of very old age, his essays startle, move, and delight. In <I>Essays After Eighty, </I>Hall ruminates on his past: “thirty was terrifying, forty I never noticed because I was drunk, fifty was best with a total change of life, sixty extended the bliss of fifty . . .” He also addresses his present: “When I turned eighty and rubbed testosterone on my chest, my beard roared like a lion and gained four inches.”  Most memorably, Hall writes about his enduring love affair with his ancestral Eagle Pond Farm and with the writing life that sustains him every day: “Yesterday my first nap was at 9:30 a.m., but when I awoke I wrote again.”<BR /><B> <BR /> “Alluring, inspirational hominess . . . <I>Essays After Eighty</I> is a treasure . . . balancing frankness about losses with humor and gratitude.” <I>— Washington Post</I><BR />  <BR /> “A fine book of remembering all sorts of things past, <I>Essays After Eighty </I>is to be treasured.” — <I>Boston Globe</I></B></DIV>
The Odyssey
by Homer

Language

English

Pages

575

Publication Date

November 07, 2017

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<p><strong>A lean, fleet-footed translation that recaptures Homer’s “nimble gallop” and brings an ancient epic to new life.</strong></p><br /><p>The first great adventure story in the Western canon, <em>The Odyssey</em> is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty, and power; about marriage and family; about travelers, hospitality, and the yearning for home.</p><br /><p>In this fresh, authoritative version—the first English translation of <em>The Odyssey</em> by a woman—this stirring tale of shipwrecks, monsters, and magic comes alive in an entirely new way. Written in iambic pentameter verse and a vivid, contemporary idiom, this engrossing translation matches the number of lines in the Greek original, thus striding at Homer’s sprightly pace and singing with a voice that echoes Homer’s music.</p><br /><p>Wilson’s <em>Odyssey</em> captures the beauty and enchantment of this ancient poem as well as the suspense and drama of its narrative. Its characters are unforgettable, from the cunning goddess Athena, whose interventions guide and protect the hero, to the awkward teenage son, Telemachus, who struggles to achieve adulthood and find his father; from the cautious, clever, and miserable Penelope, who somehow keeps clamoring suitors at bay during her husband’s long absence, to the “complicated” hero himself, a man of many disguises, many tricks, and many moods, who emerges in this translation as a more fully rounded human being than ever before.</p><br /><p>A fascinating introduction provides an informative overview of the Bronze Age milieu that produced the epic, the major themes of the poem, the controversies about its origins, and the unparalleled scope of its impact and influence. Maps drawn especially for this volume, a pronunciation glossary, and extensive notes and summaries of each book make this an <em>Odyssey</em> that will be treasured by a new generation of scholars, students, and general readers alike.</p>
I hope this reaches her in time
by r.h. Sin

Language

English

Pages

72

Publication Date

December 17, 2017

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you have a message from r.h. Sin
Conversations with Friends: A Novel
by Sally Rooney

Language

English

Pages

313

Publication Date

July 11, 2017

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<b>“Sharp, funny, thought-provoking . . . a really great portrait of two young women as they’re figuring out how to be adults.”<br /><b>– Celeste Ng, "Late Night with Seth Meyers Podcast" </b><br /><br />Winner of the 2017 <i>Sunday Times</i> Young Writer of the Year</b><br /><br /> Frances is a cool-headed and darkly observant young woman, vaguely pursuing a career in writing while studying in Dublin. Her best friend and comrade-in-arms is the beautiful and endlessly self-possessed Bobbi. At a local poetry performance one night, Frances and Bobbi catch the eye of Melissa, a well-known photographer, and as the girls are then gradually drawn into Melissa's world, Frances is reluctantly impressed by the older woman's sophisticated home and tall, handsome husband, Nick. However amusing and ironic Frances and Nick’s flirtation seems at first, it gives way to a strange intimacy, and Frances’s friendship with Bobbi begins to fracture. As Frances tries to keep her life in check, her relationships increasingly resist her control: with Nick, with her difficult and unhappy father, and finally, terribly, with Bobbi. <br /> <b> </b><br /> Desperate to reconcile her inner life to the desires and vulnerabilities of her body, Frances's intellectual certainties begin to yield to something new: a painful and disorienting way of living from moment to moment. Written with gem-like precision and marked by a sly sense of humor, <i>Conversations with Friends</i> is wonderfully alive to the pleasures and dangers of youth, and the messy edges of female friendship.
Slammed: A Novel
by Colleen Hoover

Language

English

Pages

354

Publication Date

August 10, 2012

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<I>Falling in love can feel like poetry. Or it can feel like a slam to the heart.</I><BR> <BR>Colleen Hoover’s romantic, emotion-packed debut novel unforgettably captures all the magic and confusion of first love, as two young people forge an unlikely bond before discovering that fate has other plans for them.<BR> <BR>Following the unexpected death of her father, eighteen-year-old Layken becomes the rock for both her mother and younger brother. She appears resilient and tenacious, but inside, she's losing hope. Then she meets her new neighbor Will, a handsome twenty-one-year-old whose mere presence leaves her flustered and whose passion for poetry slams thrills her.<BR> <BR>Not long after a heart-stopping first date during which each recognizes something profound and familiar in the other, they are slammed to the core when a shocking discovery brings their new relationship to a sudden halt. Daily interactions become impossibly painful as they struggle to find a balance between the feelings that pull them together and the forces that tear them apart. Only through the poetry they share are they able to speak the truth that is in their hearts and imagine a future where love is cause for celebration, not regret.

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