This early work of poetry, by Aleister Crowley, was originally published in 1898. Born in Royal Leamington Spa, England in 1875, Crowley was raised by Christian fundamentalist parents. He attended Trinity College at Cambridge University, but left before graduating. After leaving the college, he devoted his time to studying the occult, and travelled extensively throughout the world in persuit of its secret knowledge. He went on to become a prolific writer, producing essays, prose and poetry on a wide range of subjects. To this day he remains a highly influential figure, both in occult circles and popular culture. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.
Israel Zangwill was born in London on 21st January 1864, to a family of Jewish immigrants from the Russian Empire.
Zangwill was initially educated in Plymouth and Bristol. At age 9 he was enrolled in the Jews' Free School in Spitalfields in east London. Zangwill excelled here. He began to teach part-time at the school and eventually full time. Whilst teaching he also studied with the University of London and by 1884 had earned his BA with triple honours in philosophy, history, and the sciences.
His writing earned him the sobriquet ‘the Dickens of the Ghetto’ primarily based on his much-lauded novel ‘Children of the Ghetto: A Study of a Peculiar People’ in 1892 and its glimpse of the poverty-stricken life in London's Jewish quarter.
As a writer he was keen to reflect on his political and social outlooks. His simulation of Yiddish sentence structure in English aroused great interest. His mystery work, ‘The Big Bow Mystery’ (1892) was the first locked room mystery novel.
Zangwill was also involved with narrowly focused Jewish issues as an assimilationist, an early Zionist, and later a territorialist. In the early 1890's he joined the Lovers of Zion movement in England. In 1897 he joined Theodor Herzl (considered the father of modern political Zionism) in founding the World Zionist Organization.
Zangwill quit the established philosophy of Zionism when his plan for a homeland in Uganda was rejected and founded his own organisation; the Jewish Territorialist Organization. Its stated goal was to create a Jewish homeland in whatever territory in the world could be found for them.
Amongst the challenges in his life he found time to write poetry. He had translated a medieval Jewish poet in 1903 and his volume ‘Blind Children’ in 1908 was well received.
‘The Melting Pot’ in 1909 made Zangwill’s name as an admired playwright. When the play opened in Washington D.C., former President Theodore Roosevelt leaned over the edge of his box and shouted, "That's a great play, Mr. Zangwill, that's a great play."
Israel Zangwill died on 1st August 1926 in Midhurst, West Sussex.
TV star James Warwick and award-winning narrator/comedienne Alison Larkin co-star in this accessible, dazzlingly funny two-actor production of The Importance of Being Earnest—a trivial comedy for serious people.We're in England in 1895. Algy and Jack are debonair bachelors-about-town who plan to court Gwendolen and Cecily, despite opposition from the formidable Lady Bracknell.Jack was adopted as a baby, and discovering the truth surrounding his mysterious origins becomes critical to his future happiness.This co-production between Alison Larkin Presents and Steven Jay Cohen is unique in that it is the first 'full cast' audio production performed by two people.James Warwick's many starring roles on television including Tommy in Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime Tommy and Tuppence series on PBS for Masterpiece Theater. He has also played many leading roles on Broadway and in the West End, originating the role of Brad in The Rocky Horror Show and playing King Arthur in Camelot. His last starring role in an Oscar Wilde play was in Peter Hall's production of The Ideal Husband on Broadway.Alison Larkin is the award-winning narrator of over 150 audiobooks, an internationally acclaimed comedienne and the bestselling author of The English American, a novel. Hailed by The Times as "hugely entertaining" and by AudioFile Magazine as "unparalleled...a narrator to seek out" she is the perfect choice to play all the women in Oscar Wilde's most famous play.
Coletânea de poesia e contos, nos quais o autor explora os labirintos da alma, onde se revezam preocupações, encantos e mistérios. O texto estimula um sentido de parceria com o autor, pelo reconhecimento de que, em diferentes partes do livro, todos nós estamos na expectativa do mesmo momento. Gabriel Troiano sabe como dar às palavras suas texturas únicas e relevantes e o seguimos, em sua escultura literária, intrigados com o que estará atrás da próxima porta.
Poetry and short stories collection, in which the author explores the labyrinths of the soul, where worries, charms and mysteries take their turns. With extreme skill, the self-insertions he makes instigate in us a sense of partnership with him, because in different parts of the book, we recognize ourselves as expectant characters from the same worldly moment. Gabriel Troiano knows how to give words their unique and relevant textures. We follow him along this literary sculpture, intrigued by what will be behind the next door.
Jonathan Ball’s Clock?re is a suite of poetic blueprints for imaginary plays that would be impossible to produce – plays in which, for example, the director burns out the sun, actors murder their audience or the laws of physics are de?led. The poems in a sense replace the need for drama, and are predicated on the idea that modern theatre lacks both ‘clocks’ and ‘?re’ and thus fails to offer its audiences immediate, violent engagement. They sometimes resemble the scores for Fluxus ‘happenings,’ but replace the casual aesthetic and DIY simplicity of Fluxus art with something more akin to the brutality of Artaud’s theatre of cruelty. Italo Calvino as rewritten by H. P. Lovecraft, Ball’s ‘plays’ break free of the constraints of reality and artistic category to revel in their own dazzling, magni?cent horror.
‘[Ball is] one of our most exciting young poets.’ – Robert Kroetsch
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