Emperor of the Eight Islands

Emperor of the Eight Islands

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An ambitious warlord leaves his nephew for dead and seizes his lands.A stubborn father forces his younger son to surrender his wife to his older brother.A mysterious woman seeks five fathers for her children.A powerful priest meddles in the succession to the Lotus Throne.These are the threads of an intricate tapestry in which the laws of destiny play out against a backdrop of wild forest, elegant court, and savage battlefield. Set in a mythical medieval Japan inhabited by warriors and assassins, ghosts and guardian spirits, Emperor of the Eight Islands by Lian Hearn is a brilliantly imagined novel, full of drama and intrigue — the beginning of an enthralling, epic adventure: The Tale of Shikanoko.

Тезей и Ариадна. Нить любви

Тезей и Ариадна. Нить любви

Автор: Наталья Павлищева

К премьере голливудского блокбастера со 100-миллионным бюджетом! Подлинная история Тезея, Минотавра и Ариадны. Эллинский царевич добровольно спускается в лабиринт, чтобы сразиться с чудовищем и спасти красавицу. Что за древнее зло таится во тьме критских подземелий? Как снять проклятие, тяготеющее над целым островом? Почему за любовь всегда приходится платить кровью? Посмеет ли смертный бросить вызов жестоким богам, требующим человеческих жертвоприношений? Этот роман — не о ненависти и смерти, а о путеводной любви. О том, что одолеть чудовище может лишь красота. Что женская страсть и нежность сильнее лютой злобы. И хотя люди порой бывают страшнее любых Минотавров — вывести из мрачного лабиринта способна лишь нить любви.

Foxfire 12 (Foxfire)

Foxfire 12 (Foxfire)

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For more than thirty years, Foxfire books have brought the philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers, teaching creative-self-sufficiency, the art of natural remedies, home crafts, and preserving the stories and customs of Appalachia. Inspiring and practical, this classic series has become an American institution.Foxfire 12 is the latest volume, the first in more than five years. Here are reminiscences about learning to square dance and tales about traditional craftsmen who created useful items in the old-time ways that have since disappeared in most of the country. Here are lessons on how to make rose beads and wooden coffins, and on how to find turtles in your local pond. We hear the voices of descendants of the Cherokees who lived in the region, and we learn about what summer camp was like for generations of youngsters. We meet a rich assortment of Appalachian characters and listen to veterans recount their war experiences. Illustrated with photographs and drawings, Foxfire 12 is a rich trove of information and stories from a fascinating American culture.

The Penguin Book of Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt

The Penguin Book of Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt

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The civilization we know as Ancient Egypt stretched over three thousand years. What was life like for ancient Egyptians? What were their beliefs — and how different were they from ours? Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt uses Egypt’s vivid narratives to create a panorama of its history, from the earliest settlers to the time of Cleopatra. Gathered from pyramid texts, archaeological finds and contemporary documents, these stories cover everything from why the Nile flooded annually to Egyptian beliefs about childbirth and what happened after death. They show us what life was really like for rich and poor, man and woman, farmer and pharaoh. Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt brings a long-dead culture back to life.

Myth and Philosophy in Plato’s Phaedrus

Myth and Philosophy in Plato’s  Phaedrus

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Plato’s dialogues frequently criticize traditional Greek myth, yet Plato also integrates myth with his writing. Daniel S. Werner confronts this paradox through an in-depth analysis of the Phaedrus, Plato’s most mythical dialogue. Werner argues that the myths of the Phaedrus serve several complex functions: they bring nonphilosophers into the philosophical life; they offer a starting point for philosophical inquiry; they unify the dialogue as a literary and dramatic whole; they draw attention to the limits of language and the limits of knowledge; and they allow Plato to co-opt cultural authority as a way of defining and legitimating the practice of philosophy. Platonic myth, as a species of traditional tale, is thus both distinct from philosophical dialectic and similar to it. Ultimately, the most powerful effect of Platonic myth is the way in which it leads readers to participate in Plato’s dialogues and to engage in a process of self-examination.

Сказки перед сном

Сказки перед сном

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В этих сказках каждый сможет найти свой или похожий на себя образ. Данные истории интересны, уникальны и захватывающие. Практически всем в детстве читали сказки, и они до сих пор вызывают самые светлые эмоции и впечатления. Хорошие сказки могут оказать влияние на формирование мировоззрения ребенка, а также поспособствовать моральному и нравственному развитию. Людям были интересны сказки во все времена.

The Myth of Sisyphus

The Myth of Sisyphus

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