Meditations

Meditations
Author: Marcus Aurelius
Publsiher: Everyman's Library
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009-09-16
ISBN 10: 0307569764
ISBN 13: 9780307569769
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meditations Book Review:

The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (a.d. 121—180) embodied in his person that deeply cherished, ideal figure of antiquity, the philosopher-king. His Meditations are not only one of the most important expressions of the Stoic philosophy of his time but also an enduringly inspiring guide to living a good and just life. Written in moments snatched from military campaigns and the rigors of politics, these ethical and spiritual reflections reveal a mind of exceptional clarity and originality, and a spirit attuned to both the particulars of human destiny and the vast patterns that underlie it. From the Hardcover edition.

Aladdin: A New Translation

Aladdin: A New Translation
Author: Paulo Lemos Horta
Publsiher: Liveright Publishing
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2018-11-27
ISBN 10: 1631495178
ISBN 13: 9781631495175
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aladdin: A New Translation Book Review:

A Buzzfeed Best Book of the Year A dynamic French-Syrian translator, lauded for her lively poetic voice, tackles the enchanted world of Aladdin in this sparkling new translation. Long defined by popular film adaptations that have reductively portrayed Aladdin as a simplistic rags-to-riches story for children, this work of dazzling imagination—and occasionally dark themes—finally comes to vibrant new life. “In the capital of one of China’s vast and wealthy kingdoms,” begins Shahrazad— the tale’s imperiled-yet-ingenious storyteller—there lived Aladdin, a rebellious fifteen-year-old who falls prey to a double-crossing sorcerer and is ultimately saved by the ruse of a princess. One of the best-loved folktales of all time, Aladdin has been capturing the imagination of readers, illustrators, and filmmakers since an eighteenth-century French publication first added the tale to The Arabian Nights. Yet, modern English translators have elided the story’s enchanting whimsy and mesmerizing rhythms. Now, translator Yasmine Seale and literary scholar Paulo Lemos Horta offer an elegant, eminently readable rendition of Aladdin in what is destined to be a classic for decades to come.

Beowulf: A New Translation

Beowulf: A New Translation
Author: Maria Dahvana Headley
Publsiher: MCD x FSG Originals
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2020-08-25
ISBN 10: 0374720150
ISBN 13: 9780374720155
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beowulf: A New Translation Book Review:

A new, feminist translation of Beowulf by the author of the much-buzzed-about novel The Mere Wife Nearly twenty years after Seamus Heaney’s translation of Beowulf—and fifty years after the translation that continues to torment high-school students around the world—there is a radical new verse translation of the epic poem by Maria Dahvana Headley, which brings to light elements that have never before been translated into English, recontextualizing the binary narrative of monsters and heroes into a tale in which the two categories often entwine, justice is rarely served, and dragons live among us. A man seeks to prove himself as a hero. A monster seeks silence in his territory. A warrior seeks to avenge her murdered son. A dragon ends it all. The familiar elements of the epic poem are seen with a novelist’s eye toward gender, genre, and history—Beowulf has always been a tale of entitlement and encroachment, powerful men seeking to become more powerful, and one woman seeking justice for her child, but this version brings new context to an old story. While crafting her contemporary adaptation of Beowulf, Headley unearthed significant shifts lost over centuries of translation.

A New and Literal Translation of All the Books of the Old and New Testament

A New and Literal Translation of All the Books of the Old and New Testament
Author: Anthony Purver
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 745
Release: 1764
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433021030741
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sappho

Sappho
Author: Sappho
Publsiher: University of California Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN 10: 0520305566
ISBN 13: 9780520305564
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sappho Book Review:

These hundred poems and fragments constitute virtually all of Sappho that survives and effectively bring to life the woman whom the Greeks consider to be their greatest lyric poet. Mary Barnard's translations are lean, incisive, direct—the best ever published. She has rendered the beloved poet's verses, long the bane of translators, more authentically than anyone else in English.

The Odyssey

The Odyssey
Author: Homer
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2018-03-28
ISBN 10: 0520966872
ISBN 13: 9780520966871
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Odyssey Book Review:

The Odyssey is vividly captured and beautifully paced in this swift and lucid new translation by acclaimed scholar and translator Peter Green. Accompanied by an illuminating introduction, maps, chapter summaries, a glossary, and explanatory notes, this is the ideal translation for both general readers and students to experience The Odyssey in all its glory. Green’s version, with its lyrical mastery and superb command of Greek, offers readers the opportunity to enjoy Homer’s epic tale of survival, temptation, betrayal, and vengeance with all of the verve and pathos of the original oral tradition.

The Book of Revelation

The Book of Revelation
Author: N.A
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 50
Release: 1957
ISBN 10: 0557000696
ISBN 13: 9780557000692
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Bhagavad-Gita

The Bhagavad-Gita
Author: Georg Feuerstein,Brenda Feuerstein
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 509
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 159030893X
ISBN 13: 9781590308936
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bhagavad-Gita Book Review:

This translation stands out from the many others first of all in its careful faithfulness to the original language, but also for the extensive tools for understanding it provides. It is accompanied by detailed explanatory notes, as well as by the entire Sanskrit text on facing pages--both in the original Devanagri alphabet and in a romanized version that allows the reader to approximate the sounds of this work (a pronunciation guide is also provided). Also included is a literal, word-for-word translation for comparison; extensive material on the background, symbolism, and influence of the Gita; and an exhaustive glossary of terms.

A New Translation of Volney's Ruins

A New Translation of Volney's Ruins
Author: Constantin-François Volney
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 280
Release: 1811
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000114123221
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Politics

Politics
Author: Aristotle
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2017-02-14
ISBN 10: 1624665594
ISBN 13: 9781624665592
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Politics Book Review:

This new translation of Aristotle's Politics is a model of accuracy and consistency and fits seamlessly with the translator's Nicomachean Ethics, allowing the two to be read together, as Aristotle intended. Sequentially numbered endnotes provide the information most needed at each juncture, while a detailed Index of Terms indicates places where focused discussion of key notions occurs. A general Introduction prepares the reader for the work that lies ahead, explaining what sort of work it is and what sort of evidence it relies on.

The Song of Songs

The Song of Songs
Author: Ariel Bloch,Chana Bloch
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 253
Release: 1998-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780520226753
ISBN 13: 0520226755
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Song of Songs Book Review:

"Quite simply the best version in the English language. Its poetic voice, intimate, dignified, and informed by meticulous scholarship, carries us into the Eden of the original Hebrew text: a world in which the sexual awakening of two unmarried lovers is celebrated with a sensuality and a richness of music that are thrilling beyond words."--Stephen Mitchell "Ariel and Chana Bloch have succeeded in an extraordinarily difficult task. This is the best and most enjoyable translation of the Song of Songs that I know. Their notes, too, offer excellent insights to readers who know Hebrew and, for that matter, to those who do not."--Elaine Pagels "[This] translation is lucid and direct, and has a lyrical purity that is delightful. It seems to me a model of how such work may be done."--W. S. Merwin

The Qurʼān

The Qurʼān
Author: Thomas F. Cleary
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2004
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105122725851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Qurʼān Book Review:

The new and complete translation of the Muslim scripture by one of the world's most renowned translators of spiritual texts.

Understanding Islam

Understanding Islam
Author: Frithjof Schuon
Publsiher: World Wisdom, Inc
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1935493906
ISBN 13: 9781935493907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Islam Book Review:

With over one billion believers throughout the globe, Islam remains one of the most misunderstood of the world's great Revelations. In this fully revised and amended translation of his masterpiece, philosopher Frithjof Schuon offers readers a deeper understanding of Islam, the world's second largest religion. Featuring an extensive appendix of previously unpublished materials and detailed editor's notes to aid readers, this book is a must for any collection.

Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita
Author: Stephen Mitchell
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 0307419894
ISBN 13: 9780307419897
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bhagavad Gita Book Review:

Stephen Mitchell is widely known for his ability to make ancient masterpieces thrillingly new, to step in where many have tried before and create versions that are definitive for our time. His celebrated version of the Tao Te Ching is the most popular edition in print, and his translations of Jesus, Rilke, Genesis, and Job have won the hearts of readers and critics alike. Stephen Mitchell now brings to the Bhagavad Gita his gift for breathing new life into sacred texts. The Bhagavad Gita is universally acknowledged as one of the world's literary and spiritual masterpieces. It is the core text of the Hindu tradition and has been treasured by American writers from Emerson and Thoreau to T. S. Eliot, who called it the greatest philosophical poem after the Divine Comedy. There have been more than two hundred English translations of the Gita, including many competent literal versions, but not one of them is a superlative literary text in its own right. Now all that has changed. Stephen Mitchell's Bhagavad Gita sings with the clarity, the vigor, and the intensity of the original Sanskrit. It will, as William Arrowsmith said of Mitchell's translation of The Sonnets to Orpheus, "instantly make every other rendering obsolete."

The Jewish War of Flavius Josephus

The Jewish War of Flavius Josephus
Author: Flavius Josephus
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1851
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:AH5954
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A New Translation of the Book of Psalms

A New Translation of the Book of Psalms
Author: Alexander Geddes
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 275
Release: 1807
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:AH5KIN
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Siddhartha

Siddhartha
Author: Hermann Hesse,Sherab Chödzin
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 159
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 1570629706
ISBN 13: 9781570629709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Siddhartha Book Review:

A moral allegory, set in ancient India, about one soul's quest for the ultimate answer to the enigma of man's role in this world. The hero, Siddhartha, undergoes a series of experiences to emerge in a state of peace and wisdom.

The Tower of Babel: A New Translation and Commentary of Genesis 11:1-9

The Tower of Babel: A New Translation and Commentary of Genesis 11:1-9
Author: Richie Cooley
Publsiher: Richie Cooley
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-02-08
ISBN 10: 0463886798
ISBN 13: 9780463886793
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tower of Babel: A New Translation and Commentary of Genesis 11:1-9 Book Review:

This is a new translation/commentary of the Tower of Babel account. It is written from a fundamental Christian perspective, with special emphases on archaeology and creation science.

Isaiah

Isaiah
Author: Robert Lowth
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 421
Release: 1835
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:$B686500
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Castle

The Castle
Author: Franz Kafka
Publsiher: Random House LLC
Total Pages: 328
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 0805211063
ISBN 13: 9780805211061
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Castle Book Review:

Translated and with a preface by Mark Harman Left unfinished by Kafka in 1922 and not published until 1926, two years after his death, The Castle is the haunting tale of K.'s relentless, unavailing struggle with an inscrutable authority in order to gain access to the Castle. Scrupulously following the fluidity and breathlessness of the sparsely punctuated original manuscript, Mark Harman's new translation reveals levels of comedy, energy, and visual power previously unknown to English language readers.