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The Mystery of Hamlet: A Solution free ebook

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The Mystery of Hamlet: A Solution

English | 1 Dec. 2009 | ISBN: 1443814407 | 206 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

The greatest mystery in all Literature is the true nature of Hamlet's motivation. Why does Hamlet, a courageous Viking prince, find himself psychologically incapable of killing his ruthless and deadly adversary King Claudius (until it is too late to save himself), despite having every apparent reason to do so?

Prayers of Great Traditions: A Daily Office

English | 23 May 2013 | ISBN: 1408187302 | 192 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

Forms of daily prayer have been used throughout Christian history, and every Christian tradition encourages its adherents to practise regular personal prayer, calling it variously the Daily Office, the Divine Hours, Forms of Prayer, the Quiet Time or, more simply 'daily devotions'.

Homer's Odyssey: An Embiggened Simpsons Guide free ebook

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Homer's Odyssey: An Embiggened Simpsons Guide

ISBN: 1780898266 | 2017 | EPUB | 304 Pages | 369 KB
Remember when The Simpsons was the funniest show on television?

The Simpsons is the longest running comedy in history. Gracing our screens since 1989, with over 600 episodes, the show is a cultural phenomenon. Whilst it is still drawing huge ratings numbers, there is no argument that during the 90s the show was at its zenith.


The Other Middle East: An Anthology of Modern Levantine Literature

English | Janary 9th, 2018 | ASIN: B078K6377Y, ISBN: 0300204442 | 408 Pages | EPUB | 0.98 MB

This unique literary collection offers a window on the contemporary Levant, a region comprising most of Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Palestine, Israel, Cyprus, parts of southern Turkey and northwestern Iraq, and the Sinai Peninsula. Originally written in Arabic, French, Aramaic, Lebanese, Egyptian, and H

Thick and Dazzling Darkness: Religious Poetry in a Secular Age

English | December 7th, 2017 | ASIN: B072J83616, ISBN: 023117330X | 269 Pages | EPUB | 1.15 MB

In Thick and Dazzling Darkness, Peter O'Leary offers a new reading of modern and contemporary poets' treatment of religion and the nature of the divine in a secular age. The book seeks to come to terms with an often obscured spiritual impulse that drives the production and imagination of American

Wall, Watchtower, and Pencil Stub: Writing During World War II

ISBN: 1631580043 | 2014 | EPUB | 304 Pages | 1 MB

How World War II became central in our culture.

Even as World War II raged on, contemporary writers were riveted by its every twist and turn. One of the war's most fascinating features was that it was subject to constant change, surprises, and fate reversal. It ensured that wartime writers, who did not yet know of its outcome, adopted

The Essence of Japanese Cuisine: An Essay on Food and Culture

ISBN: 070071085X, 0812235665, 0415759935 | 2000 | EPUB | 288 Pages | 2 MB

"It was a most exquisite repast, a veritable feast of the senses." Such is the fond memory of Michael Ashkenazi and Jeanne Jacob of a late summer meal in Japan which in every taste, texture, and aesthetic detail signaled the turning of the season. Vividly describing this and countless other fine meals