On 5 July 1981, Sir Stamford Raffles leaves his pedestal by the Singapore River and pays a visit to Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew at the Istana. What follows is a wide-ranging discussion, both heated and humorous, that illustrates just how very human Singapore's two most towering figures were. This conversation, along with the introduction of Munshi Abdullah (author of the Hikayat Abdullah), provides a fascinating backdrop for the investigation of historical authority and grand narratives.
Michael Smith's new translation brings the poem alive for a modern audience, while his comprehensive introduction situates the work in its historic and literary context.This is the first new translation of the poem for ten years.Features beautiful linocut illustrations by the author throughout, meticulously researched for contemporary accuracy, alongside detailed recreations of the illuminated lettering found in the original manuscript.For fans of Simon Armitage's Middle English translations (Pearl, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight) and Seamus Heaney's Beowulf.
A book that will change the way you think about love, relationships, heartbreak, and self-empowerment. Breaking the rules, challenging perceptions, and exploring the secret desires we keep hidden from the world. Beautifully composed and written by international bestselling author Lang Leav, this new collection of poetry and prose will positively influence your life. September Love captures the magic of each passing season, a pearl of wisdom waiting to be discovered with every page turned. A book that will inspire you to reach for the stars.
Cutting Room both describes and pushes against the anxious hum of the technologically saturated present. Sarah Pinder's poems navigate domestic and 'natural' spaces as landscapes charged with possible violence and desire. Using hyper-focus and the long gaze, they draw the eye to the corners and seams of these spaces, slowing us down, shifting our focus to worn detail, asking us to seek pattern and possibility in a hyper-paced present tense. Theseare little ominous films, documenting the minutiae around us that can be our undoing.
Fallen Rose is about myself, the author. It contains some unfortunate true stories of my life from childhood to late teen years. It is about a child sexual abuse, a child murder, emotional abuse, and drug and alcohol addictions. At least two are about people I admired who helped through those troubling times.
Fallen Rose II will follow at a later date and time. I had written and rewritten Fallen Rose several times. Thirty-one to be exact. It is time for my story to be told.
Dante is an adventure tale which includes superhero elements (action, drama, betrayal, etc.). Dante discovers his abilities in the midst of an attack and he goes on to hone those abilities and use them to help others. Through the years, Dante continues to encounter adversity and challenges that threaten to break him down. But through it all, he pushes on.
Dante is full of characters that enrich the story and keep the reader guessing along the way.
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