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The American Family As A Symbol of Hope By Christopher K. Poulos
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Mr. Poulos provides an account of the family and how it stands in America. Despite a pervading capitalism that threatens this sacred structure, Poulos argues that the family still remains one of the... More > most important symbols of hope for Americans across the nation.< Less
The Lusiads By Luis de Camoes
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Os Lusíadas, usually translated as The Lusiads, is a Portuguese epic poem by Luís Vaz de Camões (Camoens). Written in Homeric fashion, the poem focuses mainly on a fantastical... More > interpretation of the Portuguese voyages of discovery during the 15th and 16th centuries. Os Lusíadas is often regarded as Portugal's national epic, much in the way as Virgil's Aeneid was for the Ancient Romans, as well as Homer's Iliad and Odyssey for the Ancient Greeks. It was first printed in 1572, three years after the author returned from the Indies. The poem consists of ten cantos, with a variable number of stanzas (1102 in total), written in the decasyllabic ottava rima, which has the rhyme scheme ABABABCC. The heroes of the epic are the Lusiads (Lusíadas), the sons of Lusus or in other words, the Portuguese. Vasco da Gama. The initial strophes of Jupiter's speech in the Concílio dos Deuses Olímpicos (Olympian Gods Council) which open the narrative part, highlight the laudatory orientation of the author.< Less
Discover And Contact Two By Ian Beardsley
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What starts out as a simple trip to the Gypsy Caves of Granada, Spain turns into a discovery of the connection of Nature and Number, to the what seems to be the central extraterrestrial activity here... More > on Earth. Starts with a Gypsy Shaman in Spain, then takes a turn in Italy, and ends in California with a connection to Columbus, Homer, and 2001: A Space Odyssey.< Less
Quick Guide: Ulysses By College Guide World
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Ulysses chronicles the passage of Leopold Bloom through Dublin during an ordinary day, 16 June 1904 (the day of Joyce's first date with his future wife, Nora Barnacle).[4] The title alludes to... More > Odysseus (Latinised into Ulysses), the hero of Homer's Odyssey, and establishes a series of parallels between characters and events in Homer's poem and Joyce's novel (e.g., the correspondence of Leopold Bloom to Odysseus, Molly Bloom to Penelope, and Stephen Dedalus to Telemachus). Joyce fans worldwide now celebrate 16 June as Bloomsday.< Less
Ulysses By James Joyce
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Ulysses chronicles the passage through Dublin by its main character, Leopold Bloom, during an ordinary day, June 16, 1904. The title alludes to the hero of Homer's Odyssey (Latinised into Ulysses),... More > and there are many parallels, both implicit and explicit, between the two works (e.g., the correspondences between Leopold Bloom and Odysseus, Molly Bloom and Penelope, and Stephen Dedalus and Telemachus). June 16 is now celebrated by Joyce's fans worldwide as Bloomsday.< Less
Okkupation By Laurence Ramsey
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Sam Mallory is a private detective working in an alternate Los Angeles during 1943. A new case takes him into the heart of a seedy and dangerous world where nothing and no-one are quite as they seem.... More > Hollywood meets the Third Reich with unpredictable results. This riveting narrative mixes fiction and well researched fact. The effect is as if Raymond Chandler had rewritten Homer's Odyssey. A Good Read!< Less
Ulysses By James Joyce
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Ulysses, a Modernist reconstruction of Homer's epic The Odyssey, was James Joyce's first epic-length novel. The Irish writer had already published a collection of short stories entitled Dubliners, as... More > well as A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, the semi-autobiographical novella, whose protagonist, Stephen Dedalus, reappears in Ulysses. Immediately hailed as a work of genius, Ulysses is still considered to be the greatest of Joyce's literary accomplishments and his first two works anticipated what was to come in Ulysses. This edition contains extensive overviews of both the author and the novel.< Less
Ulysses By James Joyce
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Ulysses chronicles the passage through Dublin by its main character, Leopold Bloom, during an ordinary day, June 16, 1904. The title alludes to the hero of Homer's Odyssey (Latinised into Ulysses),... More > and there are many parallels, both implicit and explicit, between the two works (e.g., the correspondences between Leopold Bloom and Odysseus, Molly Bloom and Penelope, and Stephen Dedalus and Telemachus). June 16 is now celebrated by Joyce's fans worldwide as Bloomsday.< Less
Quick Guide: Aeneid By College Guide World
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The Aeneid can be divided into two halves based on the disparate subject matter of Books 1–6 (Aeneas' journey to Latium in Italy) and Books 7–12 (the war in Latium). These two halves are... More > commonly regarded as reflecting Virgil's ambition to rival Homer by treating both the Odyssey's wandering theme and the Iliad's warfare themes. This is, however, a rough correspondence, the limitations of which should be borne in mind.< Less
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea By Jules Verne
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Captain Nemo, The Nautilus, and the mysterious depths of the ocean. Unforgettable. Come join an adventure that will roam among coral and pearls, sharks and giant squid, with wonders of biology and... More > engineering that will thrust us from the Antarctic to Atlantis. Whether voyaging a yarn of the glorious unknown, a tale of the darkness that grips the heart of men, or a reinterpretation of Homer’s Odyssey, we’ll all enjoy the fantastic trip. Seasickness optional.< Less

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