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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Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein – Every Afternoon: a Dialogue

I get up. So do you get up. We are pleased with each other. Why are you. Because we are hopeful. Have you any reason to be. We have reason...

Sadakichi Hartmann – Collected Poems, 1886-1944

Sadakichi Hartmann has been described as ‘one of the most intriguing and overlooked figures in the history of American poetry’ (Juliana Chang), and with...

The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead

Continuing the journey in the world of British punk and alternative music, after talking about The Clash and Morrissey, it seemed right to take...

Loren D. Estleman – Frames

A cinema detective Valentino is a UCLA archivist and likes to call himself a film detective, since his main occupation is to find and recover...

M.B. Ionescu-Lupeanu – A Guy with a Pizza Box

The girl’s birth was declared at the civil register. She went back through the deserted park, towards maternity. An autumn morning. She started down the alley...