Mashaf Reš (The Black Book)

In the beginning God created the White Pearl out of his most precious essence. He also created a bird named Angar. He placed...

The story of nuradin p’hridon when tariel met him on the...

574. I landed by night; I came ashore where gardens were seen. It seemed as if there were a city: we came near,...

How they found an island where Hell is

Having sailed with the wind somewhere in the region of Aquilone, they saw an island that was all full of large stones and...

‘The capture’ by Olaudah Equiano

One day, when all our people were gone out to their works as usual, and only I and my dear sister were left...

“The Shahs of Old” by Ferdowsi

  Kaiumers first sat upon the throne of Persia, and was master of the world. He took up his abode in the mountains, and clad...

Alana the beautiful and her sons – Mongol’s Secret Story

  The years went by and Dobun the clever died. After his death, Alana the beautiful, though she had no husband, had three more sons:...

Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, or the tenth muse

Sentimientos de ausente Amado dueño mío,Escucha un rato mis cansadas quejas,Pues del viento las fío,Que breve las conduzca a tus orejas,Si no se...

Kalila and Dimna

On a first reading, this might seem to be just the fantastic tale of the adventures of two jackals, talking animals at the court...

Kālidāsa

Kālidāsa, whose name literally means "servant of Kali" was a famous writer, generally regarded as the greatest poet and dramatist in the Sanskrit...

Nart Sagas

In the Caucasus, the  Northern faces of the Caucasian mountains, the plains nearer Europe, the coasts of the Black Sea and the rivers...

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William Dalrymple - Return of a King

William Dalrymple – Return of a King

William Dalrymple, an expert on the Indian sub-continent (In India and Delhi are two great books to understand India) takes us to Afghanistan, in...

Zsolt Szájjbely – The Fruit of a Quiet Day

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. Aristotle

Erri De Luca – The Opposite of One

"The opposite of one" is a collection of autobiographical stories that opens with a small poem in verses dedicated to the author's mother: because...

H.G. Wells – The Flowering of the Strange Orchid

The buying of orchids always has in it a certain speculative flavour. You have before you the brown shrivelled lump of tissue, and for...

Aoibheann McCann – Marina

Marina enters the world experiencing a trauma: the trauma of separation from a submarine world, amniotic, full of peace and serenity. At first she...