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Sacred Books of the East: Edited by Max Muller By LogoStar Press
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"Sacred Books of the East" is at its origin a monumental 50-volume set of English translations of Asian religious writings, edited by arguably the greatest Orientalist of all time, Max... More > Muller. It incorporates the essential sacred texts of Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Zoroastrianism, Jainism, and Islam. This massive abridged version is an accessible introduction to the Vedic Hymns, Zend-Avesta, Dhammapada, the Upanishads,the Koran, and the Life of Buddha,with critical and biographical sketches by Epiphanius Wilson, another great religion scholar. A must for all those interested in Eastern spirituality.< Less
SELECT LETTERS OF CHARLES DARWIN By LogoStar Press
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The present volume has been prepared, so as to give as full an idea as possible of the course of Charles Darwin's life and work. This volume, therefore, necessarily contains many letters of a highly... More > technical character, but none which are not essentially interesting. This inquiry into Darwin's personal thinking lab is a must for everyone interested in the development of science.< Less
The Book of Art for Young People: Agnes & Martin Conway By LogoStar Press
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An already classic book meant to enlighten and delight young-spirited people between the ages of 5 and 95.
Best Russian Short Stories By LogoStar Press
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A sample of some of the best short stories written by such Russian greats as Pushkin and Tolstoy. A must for all lovers of serious literature.
Early Plays: Henrik Ibsen By LogoStar Press
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"Catiline," "The Warrior's Barrow," and "Olaf Liljekrans," Henrik Ibsen's early masterpieces, like most of the Norwegian playwright's works, examined the realities that... More > lay behind many facades, possessing a revelatory nature that proved to be highly disquieting to many of his contemporaries. Ibsen largely founded the modern stage by introducing a critical eye and free inquiry into the conditions of life and issues of morality. Through these daring plays, Ibsen challenged, right from the very beginning of his literary career, the beliefs of his times and shattered the illusions of his audiences.< Less
The Household Gods: Aleister Crowley By LogoStar Press
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Aleister Crowley is known today especially as an occultist, spy, chess master, professional mountain climber, and sexual revolutionary. However, Crowley, who used to be called "the wickedest man... More > in the world" by his adversaries, gained more notoriety during his lifetime as an author of fiction, including plays, poems, and later novels, most of which have not yet received the attention they deserve. "The Household," a one-act comedy that makes readers roar with laughter, is eaxctly one of those masterpieces by this important Bristish writer that needs to be rediscovered by contemporary readers.< Less
The Enormous Room: e. e. cummings By LogoStar Press
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E. E. Cummings, "the writer who has instigated morphology," as a critic once called him, is known rather as an eccentric poetry innovator who always wrote his name in lower case. However,... More > about his novel "The Enormous Room" (1922), which was in fact his first published book, Francis Scott Fitzgerald wrote the following words: "Of all the work by young men who have sprung up since 1920 one book survives - 'The Enormous Room' by e. e. cummings." This autobiographic book focuses on Cummings' temporary imprisonment in France during World War I. "The Enormous Room" itself refers to the large room where Cummings slept aside thirty or so prisoners. However, it also serves as an allegory for Cummings' mind and the memories of the prison - such that when he describes the many residents of his shared cell, they still live in the "enormous room" of his mind.< Less
Life Is a Dream: Pedro Calderon de la Barca By LogoStar Press
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The constant interest in "Life Is a Dream," Calderon's masterpiece, hails not only from the play's complex philosophy, but also from its notable dramatic structure. The play is a derivation... More > of the Christian legend of Barlaam and Josaphat, itself a derivation of the legend of the early years of the Buddha, in which the central argument is the conflict between free will and predestination.< Less
Tales of the Jazz Age: F.S. Fitzgerald By LogoStar Press
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The 1920's proved the most influential decade of Fitzgerald's development. "Tales of the Jazz Age," his 1922 exquisite collection of short stories, demonstrates the writer's interest in the... More > same themes and motifs central to "The Great Gatsby," Fitzgerald's masterpiece published in 1926. This collection of short stories is also a literary testimony about the Lost Generation: Fitzgerald made several excursions to Europe, notably Paris and the French Riviera, and became friends with many members of the American expatriate community in Paris, notably Ernest Hemingway and Gertrude Stein.< Less
The Solitary of Juan Fernandez or the Real Robinson Crusoe: Joseph Xantier Saintine By LogoStar Press
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Joseph Xavier Saintine is an unjustly forgotten French novelist and dramatist, whose real family name was Boniface. Saintine was born in Paris, in 1793. In 1823 he produced a volume of poetry in the... More > manner of the Romanticists, entitled "Poèmes," odes, épitres." In 1836 appeared "Picciola," the story of the comte de Charney, a political prisoner in Piedmont, whose reason was saved by his cult of a tiny flower growing between the paving stones of his prison yard. He produced many other novels, "The Real Robinson Crusoe" being perhaps his masterpiece, having been translated into most European languages. Saintine was also a prolific dramatist, and collaborated in some hundred pieces with Scribe and others, usually under the name of Xavier.< Less

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