Involution & Evolution is an anti-war novel focussing on Alfred Freeman, a World War One conscientious objector whose character is based on Jesus and Buddha. It stabs away at the hypocrisy at the centre of modern religion and politics, in a uniquely rhythmic and colourful manner.
Theological Immortal Romance is an Elysian love story written in poetic form by author Kevin Brian Wright about, love, devotion, and the angelic beauty of his beloved - Isabella. Within the story the reader embarks on a spiritual journey of love and romance seen through the eyes of the author. Many transcendental occurrences evolve during this journey through each chapter of the book. With each poem you are visually enlightened by his reverence and love to her. Mystery t...
Peter Durant is a lonely divorcee, a failed artist and a very negative man. His antics lead him to find that he has lost all his friends and only a change of heart can bring him back to life.
Zanoni, a timeless Rosicrucian brother, cannot fall in love without losing his power of immortality; but he does fall in love with Viola Pisani, a promising young opera singer from Naples, the daughter of Pisani, a misunderstood Italian violinist. An English gentleman named Glyndon loves Viola as well, but is indecisive about proposing marriage, and then renounces his love in order to pursue occult study. The story develops in the days of the French Revolution in 1789. Z...
volunteers bring you 22 recordings of The Mystery by Paul Laurence Dunbar. This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 12, 2012, Paul Laurence Dunbar was an African-American poet, novelist, and playwright of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Much of his popular work in his lifetime used a Negro dialect, which helped him become one of the first nationally-accepted African-American writers. Much of his writing, however, does not use dialect; these more traditional ...
volunteers bring you 10 recordings of In Time of Pestilence, 1593 by Thomas Nashe. This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 1st, 2010.
Richard le Gallienne was an English poet and critic, who, although unfamiliar with the Persian language, had a profound interest in the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. In 1897 he published a collection of 211 quatrains, which was based on earlier English translations, in particular the prose version by Justin Huntly McCarthy. A expanded edition, containing fifty additional quatrains was published in 1901, and this has been used for the present recording. (Summary by Algy Pug)
A new collection of the author's original poetry.
The Autobiography of a Slander exposes the consequences of reckless words or, even worse, intentionally disparaging words. In this moral tale, told from the point of view of the slander, Edna Lyall (pseudonym used by Ada Ellen Bayley) reveals her ideals and goals in life and relationships. (Summary by Rhonda Federman)
Fiction, Philosophy, Short stories, Literature
This poem tells a story that begins in 1823 - just after the Leavenworth campaign against the Arikara Indians - and follows an expedition of Major Andrew Henry during a series of arduous journeys over the Trans-Missouri region. The poem focuses upon the relationship between two trappers - Hugh Glass and Jamie - who, after fighting and hunting together, consequently develop a close friendship. The poem revolves around the betrayal of Hugh by Jamie: who leaves Hugh alone a...
This is a collection of short poems and readings, both religious and secular, on death and bereavement. (Summary by Ruth Golding)
Poetry, Philosophy, Religion
Eugene Oneguine is a classic of Russian literature, and its eponymous protagonist has served as the model for a number of Russian literary heroes (so-called superfluous men). It was published in serial form between 1825 and 1832. The first complete edition was published in 1833, and the currently accepted version is based on the 1837 publication. Almost the entire work is made up of 389 stanzas of iambic tetrameter with the unusual rhyme scheme AbAbCCddEffEgg, where the ...
Poetry, Fiction, Literature, Romance
Some day an enterprising editor may find time to glean from the whole field of Canadian literature a representative collection of wit and humour. . . . The present little collection obviously makes no such ambitious claim. It embraces, however, what are believed to be representative examples of the work of some of our better-known writers, many of which will no doubt be quite familiar to Canadian readers, but perhaps none the less welcome on that account. (Summary from the Introduction)
Fiction, Poetry, Humor
Geschiedenis van een neger is een anoniem, rond 1771 verschenen boekwerk. Het is het verhaal van een hugenoot, aangeduid met de letter N., die met zijn vrouw en dochter en vergezeld van de begaafde neger Thomas van Suriname naar Amsterdam reist. N. ontpopt zich als een meester met verlichte ideeën die gelooft in de natuurlijke edelheid van de mens. Hij verklaart deze ideeën wanneer een eiland wordt aangedaan waar een andere Hugenoot een heilstaat heeft gesticht. `Goede w...
Fiction, Philosophy, Travel
volunteers bring you 16 recordings of Little Homer's Slate by Eugene Field. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for June 6th, 2010.
volunteers bring you 14 recordings of Life by Sir Walter Raleigh. This was the Weekly Poetry project for July 25th, 2010.
volunteers bring you 11 recordings of Old Ireland by Walt Whitman. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for August 1st, 2010.
Sekar Karya is a collection of public domain literary works, including poems and prose, in both the Modern and Old Javanese languages. Javanese: Sekar Karya yaiku koleksi kasastraan ing domain umum kelebu ing puisi lan prosa, iki ing basa jawa modhèrn lan basa jawa kuna. Indonesian: Sekar Karya adalah koleksi kesastraan dalam domain umum termasuk dalam puisi dan prosa, ini dalam bahasa jawa moderen dan bahasa jawa kuno.(Summary by Varra Unreal)
This week, to celebrate Columbus Day, volunteers bring you six recordings of Columbus by Joaquin Miller. This was the weekly poetry project for the week of October 8th, 2006.
volunteers bring you 11 recordings of The Twelve Months by George Ellis. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 24th, 2010.