By T.E. Page, W.R. Paton
The Greek Anthology ('Gathering of Flowers') is the identify given to a set of approximately 4500 brief Greek poems (called epigrams yet frequently now not epigrammatic) by way of approximately three hundred composers. To the gathering (called 'Stephanus', wreath or garland) made and contributed to by way of Meleager of Gadara (1st century BCE) used to be extra one other via Philippus of Thessalonica (late 1st century CE), a 3rd by means of Diogenianus (2nd century), and lots more and plenty later a fourth, referred to as the 'Circle', by way of Agathias of Myrina. those (lost) and others (also misplaced) have been in part included, prepared in response to contents, through Constantinus Cephalas (early tenth century?) into fifteen books now preserved in one manuscript of the Palatine Library at Heidelberg. The grand assortment was once rearranged and revised via the monk Maximus Planudes (14th century) who additionally extra epigrams misplaced from Cephalas's compilation. The fifteen books of the Palatine Anthology are: I, Christian Epigrams; II, Descriptions of Statues; III, Inscriptions in a temple at Cyzicus; IV, Prefaces of Meleager, Philippus, and Agathias; V, Amatory Epigrams; VI, Dedicatory; VII, Sepulchral; VIII, Epigrams of St. Gregory; IX, Declamatory; X, Hortatory and Admonitory; XI, Convivial and Satirical; XII, Strato's 'Musa Puerilis'; XIII, Metrical curiosities; XIV, difficulties, Riddles, and Oracles; XV, Miscellanies. e-book XVI is the Planudean Appendix: Epigrams on artworks. striking one of the poets are Meleager, Antipater of Sidon, Crinagoras, Palladas, Agathias, Paulus Silentiarius. The Loeb Classical Library variation is in 5 volumes. quantity I includes Books I–VI; quantity II, Books VII–VIII; quantity III, publication IX; quantity IV, Books X–XII; quantity V, Books XIII–XVI.
By Stephen King, Charles L. Grant
To do an anthology, to fill it with the kinds of news its premise dictates, there need to be ideas. ideas for size, for type, for content material. yet one of many nicest issues approximately being an editor is: because you made up the foundations within the first position, it's also possible to holiday them while the party warrants. hence, I've set myself opposed to the normal in darkish myth fiction (vampires, werewolves, and so forth), opposed to together with technological know-how fiction, humor, and poetry, and opposed to settings except the contemporary.
This quantity breaks virtually each one of my ideas. And the easiest half approximately that's, so long as you and that i, as readers, benefit from the choices, who cares? and luxuriate in I belief you'll. might be no longer all, on the grounds that all of us vary in tastes, yet adequate in order that the identify of this sequence maintains to work—if now not in your mind's eye, then a minimum of in your dreams.
Charles L. Grant
Budd Lake, New Jersey
Contributor note: Thomas Moore (Foreword)
In 1997, intercourse therapist and marriage counselor Wendy Maltz, writer of the Sexual therapeutic Journey and coauthor of Private Thoughts, compiled Passionate Hearts, an anthology of "poems that motivate and have a good time fit sexual intimacy; poems during which middle connection used to be on the middle of the sexual experience." In Intimate Kisses, Maltz follows at the good fortune of Passionate Hearts with a brand new anthology of poetry that keeps her occasion of fit sexuality and, within the method, turns up the heat.
Intimate Kisses revels in what could be life’s maximum secret, via a few of richest, so much celebrated poetry ever written.
Included during this anthology are 121 poems through such poets as Marge Piercy, Emily Dickenson, Jelaluddin Rumi, Nikki Giovanni, Anne Sexton, Sharon Olds, Octavio Paz, Molly Peacock, Dorianne Laux, Jane Hirshfield, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Galway Kinnell, and W.S. Merwin, in addition to dozens of lesser-known and unpublished poets.
An anthology of poetry selected from the world's nice non secular and literary traditions--the ideal better half to the bestselling Tao Te Ching.
• The Upanishads • The publication of Psalms • Lao-tzu • The Bhagavad Gita • Chuang-tzu • The Odes of Solomon • Seng-ts'an • Han-shan • Li Po • Tu Fu • Layman P'ang • Kukai • Tung-shan • Symeon the hot Theologian • Izumi Shikibu • Su Tung-p'o • Hildegard of Bingen • Francis of Assisi • Wu-men • Dõgen • Rumi • Mechthild of Magdeburg • Dante • Kabir Mirabai • William Shakespeare • George Herbert • Bunan • Gensei • Angelus Silesius • Thomas Traherne • Basho • William Blake • Ryõkan • Issa • Ghalib • Bibi Hayati • Wait Whitman • Emily Dickinson • Gerard Manley Hopkins • Uvavnuk • nameless Navaho • W. B. Yeats • Antonio Machado • Rainer Maria Rilke • Wallace Stevens • D.H. Lawrence • Robinson Jeffers •
Stephen King, Kelley Armstrong, invoice Pronzini, Simon Clark, and Ramsey Campbell are the 1st participants to a mind-bending new sequence of short-story collections that push the limits of horror and darkish suspense to the bleeding aspect. From Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar of the acclaimed Cemetery Dance courses, Dark Screams: quantity One reaches throughout genres to take readers past the precipice of mortal toil and into the glimmering void of irreality and beyond.
WEEDS by way of Stephen King
whilst a meteorite lands on his estate, Jordy Verrill envisions a simple payday. regrettably for Jordy, this is often no traditional rock—and the uncompromising strength within has discovered its first target.
THE cost YOU PAY by means of Kelley Armstrong
Never pay greater than you owe. appears like effortless suggestion to stick with. yet for Kara and her early life buddy Ingrid, a few money owed can by no means be repaid . . . specifically these tendered in blood.
MAGIC EYES by way of invoice Pronzini
Edward James Tolliver has discovered a weary type of asylum one of the insane. He understands he’s now not one in every of them—but how can he inform somebody concerning the invaders with no sounding that way?
MURDER IN CHAINS by way of Simon Clark
think awaking to discover your self in an underground vault, chained through the neck to a murderous lunatic, a grunting goliath who turns out extra animal than guy. What may you do to avoid wasting yourself?
THE WATCHED by means of Ramsey Campbell
Little Jimmy will get a glimpse of the chilly fact whilst he unearths out that it’s now not regularly what you notice that could get you into difficulty; it’s who knows what you see.
Praise for Dark Screams: quantity One
“A depraved deal with [featuring] many of the genre’s most sensible . . . Dark Screams: quantity One is a sturdy begin to what appears to be an exceptional series.”—Hellnotes
“A strong number of speedy reads, a pleasant collection of appetizers that symbolize the horror style and lots of of its incarnations well.”—October Country
“These stories are good written, enjoyable to learn, and an effective way to kill a wintry weather afternoon. urged for enthusiasts of short-story collections and darkish fiction!”—Horror After Dark
“If Volume One is any indication of caliber, I’m all in for the remainder of the series.”—Not Too Terrible
“The editors have set themselves a excessive bar to satisfy in destiny volumes. . . . It’s going to be a superb series.”—Adventures Fantastic
By H. P. Lovecraft
One other very good variation within the Knickerbocker vintage sequence, the entire Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft collects the author's novel, 4 novellas, and fifty-three brief tales. Written among the years 1917 and 1935, this assortment positive aspects Lovecraft's trademark fantastical creatures and supernatural thrills, in addition to many awful and cautionary science-fiction issues, that experience inspired a few of today's writers and filmmakers, together with Stephen King, Alan Moore, F. Paul Wilson, Guillermo del Toro, and Neil Gaiman. integrated during this quantity are The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, "The name of Cthulhu," "The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath," "At the Mountains of Madness," "The Shadow Over Innsmouth," "The color Out of Space," "The Dunwich Horror," and lots of extra hair-raising tales.
The Knickerbocker Classics compile the works of vintage authors from around the globe in wonderful present variants to be accumulated and loved. whole and unabridged, those elegantly designed cloth-bound hardcovers function a slipcase and ribbon marker, in addition to a entire advent offering the reader with enlightening details at the author's existence and works.
We're at the cusp of a interpreting revolution. more and more, study is uncovering an intimate connection among analyzing and health. The probably uncomplicated act of being learn to brings extraordinary well-being and happiness merits. It stimulates proposal and reminiscence, encourages the sharing of rules and emotions, hopes and fears. It enriches our lives and minds. This designated e-book bargains a variety of prose and poetry specially appropriate for examining aloud -- in your husband or spouse, a in poor health mum or dad or baby, an aged relative. With brief introductions and dialogue themes for every piece there's whatever right here for everybody -- from Shakespeare and Black good looks to Elizabeth Jennings and Bruce Chatwin. All royalties in complete will visit The Reader corporation, the prime united kingdom charity for examining and health.
Dreaming Is a personal Thing by means of Isaac Asimov
A paintings of Art through James Blish
The darkish evening of the Soul by way of James Blish
Portrait of the Artist by way of Harry Harrison
The kingdom of the Kind by way of Damon Knight
With those Hands through C. M. Kornbluth
A tune grasp of Babylon by way of Edgar Pangborn
A guy of Talent by means of Robert Silverberg
"MY identify IS SHERLOCK HOLMES. it's MY company to understand WHAT OTHERS DO NOT."
In the darkish lurk terrible secrets and techniques. lengthy buried and hidden from prying eyes are the twilight stories of the dwelling and the useless - and people who lie in between.
From the relaxation of the Seine to the chilliness blast of arctic winds, from candlelit monasteries to the callous and uncaring streets of Las Vegas are came across arcane stories of guys, monsters and their evil...
The stink of a Paris morgue, the curve of a devil's footprint, forbidden pages torn from an infernal tome, insanity in a useless woman's stare, a misplaced voice from underneath the waves and the chilly indifference of an insect's feeding - all carry cryptic clues for Sherlock Holmes, the unique dark-knight detective, as he drags the hidden horrors kicking and screaming into the sunshine!