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...

Shota Rustaveli – The story of Nuradin P’hridon when Tariel met...

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

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 was...

‘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 to...

“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

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

Mongol’s Secret Story

Mongols’ Secret Story derives from an anonymous poem dating back to 1240, that is some years after Gengis Khan’s death and it...

Mongol’s Secret Story

Mongols’ Secret Story derives from an anonymous poem dating back to 1240, that is some years after Gengis Khan’s death and it...

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 desvanece el...

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...

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Raphael d’Abdon – the kubrick connection

(based on actual events)    1.   eyes wide shut the first time i watched it it was christmas eve    2.   the shining part 1 the first time i watched...

Raphael d’Abdon

Dr Raphael d’Abdon was born in Udine (Italy) and lives in Pretoria (South Africa). He is a writer, scholar, spoken word poet, editor and...

Pina Piccolo – The Poet’s Adventure

The poet had everything ready: a light briefcase, a ticket, an address. Now, while he was sitting on a bench waiting for the train,...

Ugly, Dirty and Bad

Down and dirty is too important to simply be defined  by a movie genre. A grotesque comedy, perhaps, but sometimes also a drama and...

Elizabeth Jane Howard – The Cazalet Chronicles

As written by Hilary Mantel, Elizabeth Jane Howard is a craftswoman, because in order to build such a monumental work, where nothing is uncalculated,...