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the forty Rules of Love

The Forty Rules of Love is a novel by Turkish author Elaf Shafiq, published in 2010. The novel tells the journey of Shams al-Tabrizi, which runs from Samarkand and Baghdad, to Konya, Turkey, through Damascus, to die in Konya, at the hands of a hired killer after completing his message that he was created for, which is the search for God and his knowledge. He asked God to help him transfer his wisdom that he gathered from his movements and circumambulation around the world to the right person, so he asked his guardian angel to go to Baghdad to meet his companion.

published on 09-12-2019 - 17 विचार

The play is set in a duchy in France, but most of the action takes place in a location called the Forest of Arden. This may be intended as the Ardennes, a forested region covering an area located in southeast Belgium, western Luxembourg and northeastern France, or Arden, Warwickshire, near Shakespeare's home town, which was the ancestral origin of his mother's family—who incidentally were called Arden. Frederick has usurped the duchy and exiled his older brother, Duke Senior. Duke Senior's daughter, Rosalind, has been permitted to remain at court because she is the closest friend and cousin of Frederick's only child, Celia. Orlando, a young gentleman of the kingdom who at first sight has fallen in love with Rosalind, is forced to flee his home after being persecuted by his older brother, Oliver. Frederick becomes angry and banishes Rosalind from court. Celia and Rosalind decide to flee together accompanied by the court fool, Touchstone, with Rosalind disguised as a young man and Celia disguised as a poor lady.

published on 09-12-2019 - 14 विचार
Julius Caesar

In 60 BC, Caesar, Crassus and Pompey formed the First Triumvirate, a political alliance that dominated Roman politics for several years. Their attempts to amass power as Populares were opposed by the Optimates within the Roman Senate, among them Cato the Younger with the frequent support of Cicero. Caesar rose to become one of the most powerful politicians in the Roman Republic through a number of his accomplishments, notably his victories in the Gallic Wars, completed by 51 BC. During this time, Caesar became the first Roman general to cross both the English Channel and the Rhine River, when he built a bridge across the Rhine and crossed the Channel to invade Britain. Caesar's wars extended Rome's territory to Britain and past Gaul. These achievements granted him unmatched military power and threatened to eclipse the standing of Pompey, who had realigned himself with the Senate after the death of Crassus in 53 BC. With the Gallic Wars concluded, the Senate ordered Caesar to step down from his military command and return to Rome. Leaving his command in Gaul meant losing his immunity from being charged as a criminal for waging unsanctioned wars. As a result, Caesar found himself with no other options but to cross the Rubicon with the 13th Legion in 49 BC, leaving his province and illegally entering Roman Italy under arms.[5] This began Caesar's civil war, and his victory in the war by 45 BC put him in an unrivalled position of power and influence.

published on 09-12-2019 - 24 विचार

Mark Antony—one of the triumvirs of the Roman Republic, along with Octavius and Lepidus—has neglected his soldierly duties after being beguiled by Egypt's Queen, Cleopatra. He ignores Rome's domestic problems, including the fact that his third wife Fulvia rebelled against Octavius and then died. Octavius calls Antony back to Rome from Alexandria to help him fight against Sextus Pompey, Menecrates, and Menas, three notorious pirates of the Mediterranean. At Alexandria, Cleopatra begs Antony not to go, and though he repeatedly affirms his deep passionate love for her, he eventually leaves.

published on 09-12-2019 - 16 विचार

King Lear of Britain, elderly and wanting to retire from the duties of the monarchy, decides to divide his realm among his three daughters, and declares he will offer the largest share to the one who loves him most. The eldest, Goneril, speaks first, declaring her love for her father in fulsome terms. Moved by her flattery Lear proceeds to grant to Goneril her share as soon as she has finished her declaration, before Regan and Cordelia have a chance to speak. He then awards to Regan her share as soon as she has spoken. When it is finally the turn of his youngest and favourite daughter, Cordelia, at first she refuses to say anything ("Nothing, my Lord") and then declares there is nothing to compare her love to, no words to properly express it; she says honestly but bluntly that she loves him according to her bond, no more and no less. Infuriated, Lear disinherits Cordelia and divides her share between her elder sisters.

published on 09-12-2019 - 16 विचार

The play opens amid thunder and lightning, and the Three Witches decide that their next meeting will be with Macbeth. In the following scene, a wounded sergeant reports to King Duncan of Scotland that his generals Macbeth, who is the Thane of Glamis, and Banquo have just defeated the allied forces of Norway and Ireland, who were led by the traitorous Macdonwald, and the Thane of Cawdor. Macbeth, the King's kinsman, is praised for his bravery and fighting prowess.

published on 09-12-2019 - 12 विचार
The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice is a 16th-century play written by William Shakespeare in which a merchant in Venice named Antonio defaults on a large loan provided by a Jewish moneylender, Shylock. It is believed to have been written between 1596 and 1599. Although classified as a comedy in the First Folio and sharing certain aspects with Shakespeare's other romantic comedies, the play is most remembered for its dramatic scenes, and it is best known for Shylock and his famous "Hath not a Jew eyes?" speech on humanity. Also notable is Portia's speech about "the quality of mercy". Critic Harold Bloom listed it among Shakespeare's great comedies

published on 09-12-2019 - 13 विचार

The protagonist of Hamlet is Prince Hamlet of Denmark, son of the recently deceased King Hamlet, and nephew of King Claudius, his father's brother and successor. Claudius hastily married King Hamlet's widow, Gertrude, Hamlet's mother, and took the throne for himself. Denmark has a long-standing feud with neighbouring Norway, in which King Hamlet slew King Fortinbras of Norway in a battle some years ago. Although Denmark defeated Norway and the Norwegian throne fell to King Fortinbras's infirm brother, Denmark fears that an invasion led by the dead Norwegian king's son, Prince Fortinbras, is imminent.

published on 09-12-2019 - 12 विचार
Romeo and Juliet

The play, set in Verona, Italy, begins with a street brawl between Montague and Capulet servants who, like their masters, are sworn enemies. Prince Escalus of Verona intervenes and declares that further breach of the peace will be punishable by death. Later, Count Paris talks to Capulet about marrying his daughter Juliet, but Capulet asks Paris to wait another two years and invites him to attend a planned Capulet ball. Lady Capulet and Juliet's nurse try to persuade Juliet to accept Paris's courtship.

published on 09-12-2019 - 10 विचार
The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train is a 2015 psychological thriller novel by British author Paula Hawkins that gives narratives from three different women about relationship troubles and binge drinking.[1] The novel debuted in the number one spot on The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2015 list (print and e-book) dated 1 February 2015,[2] and remained in the top position for 13 consecutive weeks, until April 2015.[3] In January 2016 it became the #1 best-seller again for two weeks. Many reviews referred to the book as "the next Gone Girl", referring to a popular 2012 psychological mystery with similar themes that used unreliable narrators

published on 09-12-2019 - 13 विचार
Bound By Honor: An Erotic Novel of Maid Marian

Bound By Honor: An Erotic Novel of Maid Marian Bound By Honor: An Erotic Novel of Maid Marian Bound By Honor: An Erotic Novel of Maid Marian

published on 09-12-2019 - 7 विचार
Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist; or, the Parish Boy's Progress is Charles Dickens's second novel, and was first published as a serial from 1837 to 1839.[1] The story centres on orphan Oliver Twist, born in a workhouse and sold into apprenticeship with an undertaker. After escaping, Oliver travels to London, where he meets the "Artful Dodger", a member of a gang of juvenile pickpockets led by the elderly criminal Fagin. Oliver Twist is notable for its unromantic portrayal of criminals and their sordid lives, as well as for exposing the cruel treatment of the many orphans in London in the mid-19th century.[2] The alternative title, The Parish Boy's Progress, alludes to Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress, as well as the 18th-century caricature series by William Hogarth, A Rake's Progress and A Harlot's Progress

published on 09-12-2019 - 8 विचार
The Last Black Unicorn

The Black Unicorn is the second novel in the Magic Kingdom of Landover series by Terry Brooks, and the follow-up to Magic Kingdom for Sale -- SOLD!. Published in 1987, the book revolves around the evil wizard Meeks, attempting to wrest control of the kingdom from Ben Holiday, the High Lord and the appearance of a mythical black unicorn in the kingdom.

published on 09-12-2019 - 5 विचार
How to write a damn good novel (vol 2).

How to write a damn good novel (vol 2). How to write a damn good novel (vol 2). How to write a damn good novel (vol 2). How to write a damn good novel (vol 2).

published on 09-12-2019 - 7 विचार


published on 09-12-2019 - 7 विचार
The Forty Rules of Love: A Novel of Rumi

A novel within a novel, The Forty Rules of Love tells two parallel stories that mirror each other across two very different cultures and seven intervening centuries."[9] It starts when a housewife, Ella, gets a book called Sweet Blasphemy for an appraisal.[10] This book is about thirteenth century poet, Rumi and his spiritual teacher, Shams.[9] The story presented in Forty Rules Of Love is basically on "love and spirituality that explains what it means to follow your heart." [11] The author of the book, Elif Shafak got more popularity among the Arab readers after this novel was translated into Arabic language

published on 09-12-2019 - 11 विचार
The Gifts of Imperfection: Embrace Who You Are

Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are. Center City Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are. Center City

published on 09-12-2019 - 10 विचार
Le zahir

" Esther, le Zahir Elle a tout rempli. Elle est la seule raison pour laquelle je suis en vie. [...] Je dois me reconstruire et, pour la première fois de toute mon existence, accepter que j'aime un être humain plus que moi-même. " Un célèbre écrivain tombe des nues lorsque sa femme, Esther, correspondante de guerre, disparaît mystérieusement. Elle semble l'avoir quitté pour un autre... Mais, au bout de dix ans de mariage, il ne peut accepter son départ sans une véritable explication. Alors que la femme qu'il aime devient son Zahir, son obsession, l'écrivain part en quête de lui-même. De Paris à l'Asie Centrale, son périple lui ouvrira les yeux sur le véritable amour.

published on 08-12-2019 - 42 विचार
Tous les hommes n'habitent pas le monde de la même façon

Cela fait deux ans que Paul Hansen purge sa peine dans la prison provinciale de Montréal. Il y partage une cellule avec Horton, un Hells Angel incarcéré pour meurtre. Retour en arrière: Hansen est superintendant a L'Excelsior, une résidence où il déploie ses talents de concierge, de gardien, de factotum, et – plus encore – de réparateur des âmes et consolateur des affligés. Lorsqu'il n'est pas occupé à venir en aide aux habitants de L'Excelsior ou à entretenir les bâtiments, il rejoint Winona, sa compagne. Aux commandes de son aéroplane, elle l'emmène en plein ciel, au-dessus des nuages. Mais bientôt tout change. Un nouveau gérant arrive à L'Excelsior, des conflits éclatent. Et l'inévitable se produit. Une église ensablée dans les dunes d'une plage, une mine d'amiante à ciel ouvert, les méandres d'un fleuve couleur argent, les ondes sonores d'un orgue composent les paysages variés où se déroule ce roman.

published on 08-12-2019 - 40 विचार
قلب الظلام

إن أول ما يشد القارئ إلى "قلب الظلام" أنها رواية تتميز بذلك البناء المحكم، والرواية تسير على أكثر من مستوى بتناسق مدهش حيث تتقاطع تلك المستويات وتتوازى وتفترق لتلتقي ثانية دون أن تخل بالنسيج الأساسي للرواية، بل على العكس تزيد من إحكام وجمال بنائها الهندسي، فعند الروائي كونراد ليس هنالك ما يحدث صدفة ولا تقال جملة عبثاً. جميع الرجال فوق المركب الجوال (نيللي) يجلسون -في أوضاع مرسومة- عند ملتقى نهر التيمز بالبحر حيث كان المغامرون وفرسان البحر الإنجليز يخرجون إلى العالم لينشروا فيه العلم والمعرفة والدين والرعب والذعر والدمار، وفي الأفق بدا ضباب قاتم كالحداد ستكثف لتطغى على المشهد بعد ذلك قتامة مبهمة تمهد لقصة مارلو التي تشكل العصب الأساسي للرواية: "وكان هذا أيضاً" قال مارلو فجأة "أحمد الأماكن المظلمة على الأرض". ومن تلك المنطقة التي كانت مظلمة في ما مضى، من ملتقى التيمز بالبحر تبدأ رحلة الرجال مع قصة مارلو نحو قلب أفريقيا السوداء لتنتهي "تحت سماء ملبدة بالغيوم" ونهر يتجه نحو "قلب ظلام عظيم" ن وبين هذين المشهدين القاتمين يروي مارلو أكثر القصص ترويعاً، قصة ألوهية كورتز وخراب قلبه ودخول مارلو في تجربة مشابهة إلى ما قبل النهاية بقليل وخروجه منها محطم القلب، منذ البداية يضعنا كونراد في جوف المأساة وتصبح الظلمة المحيطة رابطاً موضوعياً بين مستويي الرواية الرئيسيين، مستوى الجلسة على التيمز الذي تستغرقه رواية ماولو لقصته، والمستوى الحقيقي الذي استغرقته الرحلة بالفعل، وعند النهاية تكون الظلمة الحالكة هي كل ما نرى، ويضحى النظر إلى الداخل أو إلى عمق التاريخ أو إلى الجوار سواء، وقد نغمض أعيننا لنرى في أي زاوية منا تقبع تلك البقعة المظلمة، ويصبح أكثر ما نطمح إليه هو الحرية في اختيار كابوسنا الخاص.

published on 08-12-2019 - 75 विचार

Dans son roman le plus autobiographique, Paulo Coelho nous fait revivre le rêve transformateur et pacifiste de la génération hippie du début des années 1970. Paulo est un jeune homme aux cheveux longs qui souhaite devenir écrivain. Fuyant la dictature militaire brésilienne, il part faire le tour du monde à la recherche de liberté et de spiritualité. À Amsterdam, il rencontre Karla, une jeune Hollandaise qui n attendait que lui pour s envoler vers la nouvelle destination phare du mouvement hippie, le Népal, à bord du fameux « Magic Bus ». Cette traversée de l Europe sera le début d une extraordinaire histoire d amour et d une quête de vérités intérieures qui les conduiront, eux et leurs compagnons de voyage, à adopter un nouveau regard sur le monde.

published on 07-12-2019 - 44 विचार

Santiago, un jeune berger andalou, part à la recherche d'un trésor enfoui au pied des Pyramides. Lorsqu'il rencontre l'Alchimiste dans le désert, celui-ci lui apprend à écouter son cœur, à lire les signes du destin et, par-dessus tout, à aller au bout de son rêve. Merveilleux conte philosophique destiné à l'enfant qui sommeille en chaque être, ce livre a déjà marqué une génération de lecteurs

published on 07-12-2019 - 41 विचार

L'histoire de la célèbre aventurière Mata Hari, fusillée à Vincennes en 1917 pour espionnage et trahison, par le biais d'une série de lettres écrites à son avocat depuis la prison de Saint-Lazare.

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By Label AA-prod (Artmusiclitte) 2015: LES FIGUES-FLEURS Je vins au monde au pied d’un figuier, il y a vingt-cinq ans, un jour que les cigales chantaient et que les figues-fleurs, distillant leur goutte de miel, s’ouvraient au soleil et faisaient la perle.

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À Rochegude (26), la femme de Médéric est morte en accouchant. Médéric pense à Civadone, dite Domnine, son ancienne maitresse, mariée au vieux Trabuc. Il retrouve aussi Marthe, connue à Tunis. Trabuc tue Domnine alors qu'elle le trompe avec Médéric.

published on 07-12-2019 - 47 विचार
أحجار على رقعة الشطرنج

عندما بدأت الحرب العالمية الأولى، كان وليم جاي كار قد إنضم إلى البحرية الأمريكية، و في الوقت الذي كان يتدرج في سلم المراتب، ظل يواصل دراسته لأبعاد المؤامرة اليهودية الكبرى. قبل وفاته الغامضة أصدر كتابه "الشيطان أمير العالم" و "ضباب أحمر فوق أمريكا" بالإضافة إلى كتابه "أحجار على رقعة الشطرنج" الذي أعتبره المفكرون صوت نذير لعقلاء العالم، لكي يتحدوا في مسيرة الخير و دحر قوى الشر العالمية. و قد إستغرق إعداد هذا الكتاب أربعة عقود من البحث و التقصي و المتابعة و التحليل ما بين عامي 1911 و 1950 م فظهرت طبعته الأولى في عام 1958 م، و تضمن معلومات خطيرة و حقائق عما قامت به حفنة من الصهاينة اليهود و غير اليهود في كل من إنجلترا و فرنسا و أسبانيا و ألمانيا و روسيا و أوروبا الشرقية و الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية، في فترات مختلفة من تاريخها. و يتناول هذا الكتاب الصهيونية العالمية و يدرس أصول هذه الحركة الصهيونية العالمية و أهدافها و أساليبها ويناقش كيفية إستقطاب اليهود كبار الشخصيات في العالم و التحكم بمصير الدول بأساليب الخبث و المال و النساء.

published on 06-12-2019 - 51 विचार
أصدقائي قنبلة ذرية

مجموعة بنات صحاب.. بس الصحوبيه بتاعتهم فضلت مستمرة، بالرغم من مشاكل كانت بتحصل بينهم، وكمان في حياة كل واحدة منهم، تصرف كل واحدة لما تشوف صاحبتها في أزمة، وبعكس زعلها منها بتزعل لزعلها وبتكرر تساعدها، وواحدة تانية بالرغم إن صاحبتها كانت هتكون سبب في موتها إلا أنها ما اتخلتش عنها...

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البطل هنا ليس المكان ولا الحدث، وإن بدا من اسم روايتنا عكس ذلك؛ فالأبطال هم نحن بكل ما نحمله بداخلنا من غضب وحيرة وتخبط.. زافر الذي رأى مناماً غيّر مجرى حياته مالكة التى لها من اسمها حظ كبير. آدم الممزق بين رحايا قلبه وفكره، الشيخ حارث صاحبُ الحكمة، وآسيا ذات العقل الذي لا يتوقف عن التفكير، والذي ما كانت لتشقى لو أنها كانت تملك عقلاً غيره. جمر.. العبد الذي تحمل عيناه الغائرتان الكثير من الأسرار. وقاسم.. الشاب الذي دفع الثمن. رحلتنا غريبة.. موحشة ومحملة بكثير من الحيرة والتساؤلات.. تماماً كعقولنا.

published on 06-12-2019 - 19 विचार