The Unknown Gladstone: The Life Of Herbert …

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Marina Carr: Pastures of the Unknown by Melissa Sihra

Marina Carr: Pastures of the Unknown by Melissa Sihra
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Overview: This book locates the theatre of Marina Carr within a female genealogy that revises the patriarchal origins of modern Irish drama. The creative vision of Lady Augusta Gregory underpins the analysis of Carr’s dramatic vision throughout the volume in order to re-situate the woman artist as central to Irish theatre. For Carr, ‘writing is more about the things you cannot understand than the things you can’, and her evocation of ‘pastures of the unknown’ forms the thematic through-line of this work. Lady Gregory’s plays offer an intuitive lineage with Carr which can be identified in their use of language, myth, landscape, women, the transformative power of storytelling and infinite energies of nature and the Otherworld. This book reconnects the severed bridge between Carr and Gregory in order to acknowledge a foundational status for all women in Irish theatre.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Marina Carr: Pastures of the Unknown by Melissa Sihra

Marina Carr: Pastures of the Unknown by Melissa Sihra
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 4.7 Mb
Overview: This book locates the theatre of Marina Carr within a female genealogy that revises the patriarchal origins of modern Irish drama. The creative vision of Lady Augusta Gregory underpins the analysis of Carr’s dramatic vision throughout the volume in order to re-situate the woman artist as central to Irish theatre. For Carr, ‘writing is more about the things you cannot understand than the things you can’, and her evocation of ‘pastures of the unknown’ forms the thematic through-line of this work. Lady Gregory’s plays offer an intuitive lineage with Carr which can be identified in their use of language, myth, landscape, women, the transformative power of storytelling and infinite energies of nature and the Otherworld. This book reconnects the severed bridge between Carr and Gregory in order to acknowledge a foundational status for all women in Irish theatre.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Unknown God by Karolina Kochanczyk-Boninska

Unknown God, Known in His Activities: Incomprehensibility of God During the Trinitarian Controversy of the 4th Century by Karolina Kochanczyk-Boninska, Tomasz Stepien
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Overview: What can man know about God? This question became one of the main problems during the 4th-century Trinitarian controversy, which is the focus of this book. Especially during the second phase of the conflict, the claims of Anomean Eunomius caused an emphatic response of Orthodox writers, mainly Basil of Caesarea and Gregory of Nyssa. Eunomius formulated two ways of theology to show that we can know both the substance (ousia) and activities (energeiai) of God. The Orthodox Fathers demonstrated that we can know only the external activities of God, while the essence is entirely incomprehensible. Therefore the 4th-century discussion on whether the Father and the Son are of the same substance was the turning point in the development of negative theology and shaping the Christian conception of God.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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The Unknown Odysseus by Thomas van Nortwick

The Unknown Odysseus: Alternate Worlds in Homer’s Odyssey by Thomas van Nortwick
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Overview: The Unknown Odysseus is a study of how Homer creates two versions of his hero, one who is the triumphant protagonist of the revenge plot and another, more subversive, anonymous figure whose various personae exemplify an entirely different set of assumptions about the world through which each hero moves and about the shape and meaning of human life. Separating the two perspectives allows us to see more clearly how the poem’s dual focus can begin to explain some of the notorious difficulties readers have encountered in thinking about the Odyssey. In The Unknown Odysseus, Thomas Van Nortwick offers the most complete exploration to date of the implications of Odysseus’ divided nature, showing how it allows Homer to explore the riddles of human identity in a profound way that is not usually recognized by studies focusing on only one "real" hero in the narrative. This new perspective on the epic enriches the world of the poem in a way that will interest both general readers and classical scholars.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Literary Theory

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The Unknown Odysseus by Thomas van Nortwick

The Unknown Odysseus: Alternate Worlds in Homer’s Odyssey by Thomas van Nortwick
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Overview: The Unknown Odysseus is a study of how Homer creates two versions of his hero, one who is the triumphant protagonist of the revenge plot and another, more subversive, anonymous figure whose various personae exemplify an entirely different set of assumptions about the world through which each hero moves and about the shape and meaning of human life. Separating the two perspectives allows us to see more clearly how the poem’s dual focus can begin to explain some of the notorious difficulties readers have encountered in thinking about the Odyssey. In The Unknown Odysseus, Thomas Van Nortwick offers the most complete exploration to date of the implications of Odysseus’ divided nature, showing how it allows Homer to explore the riddles of human identity in a profound way that is not usually recognized by studies focusing on only one "real" hero in the narrative. This new perspective on the epic enriches the world of the poem in a way that will interest both general readers and classical scholars.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Literary Theory

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Of Latitudes Unknown by Alice Mikal Craven+

Of Latitudes Unknown: James Baldwin’s Radical Imagination by Alice Mikal Craven, William E. Dow, Yoko Nakamura
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Overview: Of Latitudes Unknown is a multi-faceted study of James Baldwin’s radical imagination. It is a selective and thoughtful survey that re-investigates the grounds of Baldwin studies and provides new critical approaches, subjects, and orientations for Baldwin criticism.

This volume joins recent critical collections in “un-fragmenting” Baldwin and establishing further conjunctions in his work: the essay and the novel; the polemical and the aesthetic; his use of and participation in visual forms; and his American as well as international identities. But it goes beyond other recent studies by focusing on new entities of Baldwin’s radical imagination: his English and French language selves; his late encounters with Africa; his appearances on French television and interviews with French journalists; and his unrecognized literary journalism. Of Latitudes Unknown also addresses Baldwin’s relations with the Arab world, his anticipation of contemporary film and media studies, and his paradoxical public intellectualism.

As it reassesses Baldwin’s contributions to and influences on world literary history, Of Latitudes Unknown equally explores why the critical appreciation of Baldwin’s writing continues to flourish, and why it remains a vast territory whose parts lie open to much deeper exploration and elaboration.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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To a God Unknown (Penguin Audio Classics) by John Steinbeck

To a God Unknown (Penguin Audio Classics) by John Steinbeck
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 244.2 MB
Overview: Set in familiar Steinbeck territory, To a God Unknown is a mystical tale, exploring one man’s attempt to control the forces of nature and, ultimately, to understand the ways of God.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction

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Quest into The Unknown: My Life as a Climbing Nomad [Audiobook]

Quest into The Unknown: My Life as a Climbing Nomad [Audiobook]

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Quest into the Unknown by Tony Howard (.M4B)

Quest into the Unknown: My Life as a Climbing Nomad by Tony Howard
Requirements: .M4A/.M4B reader, 492 MB
Overview: We are all climbing where we are and with the gear we use in no small part due to Tony Howard’s quest for adventure.
Tony Howard rose to fame in 1965 as a member of a group of young climbers from northern England who made the first British ascent of Norway’s Troll Wall; a climb described by Joe Brown as, "One of the greatest ever achievements by British rock climbers." Tony went on to design the modern sit harness, now used universally by every climber in the world. He founded the company Troll Climbing Equipment but never stopped exploring.
Quest into the Unknown is his story.
Tony has dedicated his life to travelling the world in search of never before climbed rock faces and remote trekking adventures. The scale of his travels is vast. He has visited all of the North African countries, much of the Arab land of the Middle East, the mountainous regions of Scandinavia, Canada and the rocky spine of the Americas, the Himalaya, remote Indian provinces, South East Asia, South Georgia and Antarctica.
This audiobook, the last word in adventure travel, takes the listener from Tony’s youth spent developing the crags of the English Peak District, via whaling ships in the Southern Ocean, thousand-mile canoe trips in the Canadian Arctic, and living amongst the Bedouin in the rocky mountains of Jordan to the isolated opium tribes of Thailand.
Tony Howard’s Quest into the Unknown is the jaw-dropping account of a life of adventure that is the very definition of true exploration.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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The Unknown Gladstone by Kenneth D. Brown

The Unknown Gladstone: The Life of Herbert Gladstone, 1854-1940 by Kenneth D. Brown
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Overview: Herbert Gladstone (1854-1930) was the only one of the sons of the renowned nineteenth-century Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone to enjoy a significant political career in his own right. Yet he has been generally relegated to the wings of history’s stage, destined, it seems, to remain permanently in the shadow of his illustrious parent. Such an outcome would not have troubled him unduly, for his whole life was shaped by deep affection and respect for his father while as a political actor he was happiest operating in the political shadows rather than in the limelight – serving for 30 years as a Liberal MP for Leeds with short periods as Home Secretary (1905-1910) and, as Viscount Gladstone, Governor-General of South Africa (1910-1914). In exploring the intimate connection between Herbert Gladstone’s public and private lives this new biography, the first for eighty years, reveals an unambitious, self-effacing man of faith and throws new light not only on his own career but also on significant episodes in British Victorian and early-twentieth century history.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Quest into the Unknown by Tony Howard

Quest into the Unknown: My Life as a Climbing Nomad by Tony Howard
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 20 MB
Overview: Tony Howard’s quest for adventure.
Tony Howard rose to fame in 1965 as a member of a group of young climbers from northern England who made the first British ascent of Norway’s Troll Wall; a climb described by Joe Brown as, ‘One of the greatest ever achievements by British rock climbers’. Tony went on to design the modern sit harness, now used universally by every climber in the world. He founded the company Troll Climbing Equipment but never stopped exploring. Quest into the Unknown is his story.

Tony has dedicated his life to travelling the world in search of unclimbed rock faces and remote trekking adventures. The scale of his travels is vast: he has visited all of the North African countries, much of the Arab land of the Middle East, the mountainous regions of Scandinavia, Canada and the rocky spine of the Americas, the Himalaya, remote Indian provinces, South East Asia, South Georgia and Antarctica. This book, the last word in adventure travel, takes the reader from Tony’s youth spent developing the crags of the English Peak District, via whaling ships in the Southern Ocean, thousand-mile canoe trips in the Canadian Arctic, living amongst the Bedouin in the rocky mountains of Jordan, to the isolated opium tribes of Thailand.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Yemen: The Unknown Arabia by Tim Mackintosh-Smith

Yemen: The Unknown Arabia by Tim Mackintosh-Smith
Requirements: EPUB Reader 11.55 MB
Overview: Arguably the most fascinating and least understood country in the Arab world, Yemen has a way of attracting comment that ranges from the superficial to the wildly fantastic.A country long regarded by classical geographers as a fabulous land where flying serpents guarded sacred incense groves, while medieval Arab visitors told tales of disappearing islands and menstruating mountains. Our current ideas of this country at the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula have been hijacked by images of the terrorist strongholds, drone attacks, and diplomatic tensions. But, as Mackintosh-Smith reminds us in this newly updated book, there is another Arabia. Yemen may be a part of Arabia, but it is like no place on earth.
Genre: Non-Fiction – General

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Yemen: The Unknown Arabia


Yemen: The Unknown Arabia
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