Al-Qur’an: A Contemporary Translation.

Princeton University Press - Professor ali also includes notes where necessary, providing the full meaning of each word and phrase. On each page, the original Arabic and the translated English sit side by side, encouraging the reader to draw from both texts. This accessible volume is truly essential for both scholars and followers of Islam.

This bilingual edition of the qur'an, the Holy Book of Islam, was first published in the United States in 1988. Ahmed ali, the distinguished pakistani novelist, and diplomat, poet, critic, presents this elegant and poetic translation in a contemporary and living voice.

The Dark Child: The Autobiography of an African Boy

Farrar, Straus and Giroux - A passionate and deeply affecting record, The Dark Child is a classic of African literature. Long regarded africa's preeminent francophone novelist, and his own passage into manhood, his father's distinction as the village goldsmith, Laye 1928-80 herein marvels over his mother's supernatural powers, which is marked by animistic beliefs and bloody rituals of primeval origin.

More than autobiography of one boy, this is the universal story of sacred traditions struggling against the encroachment of a modern world. Used book in Good Condition. Eventually, he must choose between this unique place and the academic success that lures him to distant cities. The dark child is a distinct and graceful memoir of Camara Laye's youth in the village of Koroussa, French Guinea.

A Short History of Myth

Canongate U.S. - She takes us from the paleolithic period and the myths of the hunters right up to the “Great Western Transformation” of the last five hundred years and the discrediting of myth by science. The history of myth is the history of humanity, our stories and beliefs, our curiosity and attempts to understand the world, which link us to our ancestors and each other.

Heralding a major series of retellings of international myths by authors from around the world, Armstrong’s characteristically insightful and eloquent book serves as a brilliant and thought-provoking introduction to myth in the broadest sense—and explains why if we dismiss it, we do so at our peril.

A Short History of Myth - Canongate Books. Used book in Good Condition. Human beings have always been mythmakers. So begins best-selling writer karen Armstrong’s concise yet compelling investigation into myth: what it is, how it has evolved, and why we still so desperately need it.

The Dhammapada Easwaran's Classics of Indian Spirituality Book 3

Nilgiri Press - Used book in Good Condition. Easwaran's comprehensive introduction to the dhammapada gives an overview of the Buddha's teachings that is penetrating, and clear - accessible for readers new to Buddhism, but also with fresh insights and practical applications for readers familiar with this text. Nilgiri Press.

This faithful interpretation brings us closer to the compassionate heart of the Buddha. Easwaran is a master storyteller, memorable reading, and the introduction includes many stories that make moving, bringing young Siddhartha and his heroic spiritual quest vividly to life. Easwaran's best-selling translation of this classic Buddhist text is based on the original Pali.

The Dhammapada Easwaran's Classics of Indian Spirituality Book 3 - . The dhammapada is a collection of verses, gathered probably from direct disciples who wanted to preserve what they had heard from the Buddha himself. Chapter introductions, notes and a Sanskrit glossary place individual verses into the context of the broader Buddhist canon. Canongate Books. Dhammapada means "the path of dharma, " the path of harmony and righteousness that anyone can follow to reach the highest good.

Tao Te Ching: Text Only Edition

Vintage - Now jane english and her long-time editor, have revised and refreshed the translation so that it more faithfully reflects the Classical Chinese in which it was first written, Toinette Lippe, taking into account changes in our own language and eliminating any lingering infelicities. They have retained the simple clarity of the original rendering of a sometimes seemingly obtuse spiritual text, a clarity that has made this version a classic in itself, selling over a million copies.

Written most probably in the sixth century B. C. For nearly two generations, gia-fu feng and Jane English's bestselling translation of the Tao Te Ching has been the standard for those seeking access to the wisdom of Taoist thought. Vintage. Canongate Books. Nilgiri Press. Used book in Good Condition. This edition includes an introduction and notes by the well-known writer and scholar of philosophy and comparative religion, Jacob Needleman.

Tao Te Ching: Text Only Edition - Gia-fu feng and jane english's superb translation—the most accessible and authoritative modern English translation—offers the essence of each word and makes Lao Tsu's teaching immediate and alive. By lao tsu, this esoteric but infintely practical book has been translated into English more frequently than any other work except the Bible.

Gilgamesh: A Verse Narrative

Mariner Books - Herbert mason's best-selling Gilgamesh is the most widely read and enduring interpretation of this ancient Babylonian epic. Vintage. Nilgiri Press. Used book in Good Condition. A finalist for the national book award, mason's retelling is at once a triumph of scholarship, a masterpiece of style, and a labor of love that grew out of the poet's long affinity with the original.

Canongate Books. One of the oldest and most universal stories known in literature, the epic of Gilgamesh presents the grand, timeless themes of love and death, loss and reparations within the stirring tale of a hero-king and his doomed friend.

HarperCollins Study Bible - Student Edition: Fully Revised & Updated

HarperOne - Completely revised and updated, this edition incorporates the latest scholarship and findings as well as incorporating new diagrams, charts, and maps—25% revised or new material. Canongate Books. The harpercollins study bible—student edition is the landmark general reference Bible that offers the full text of the New Revised Standard Version as well as in-depth articles, introductions, and comprehensive notes by today’s leading biblical scholars for the Society of Biblical Literature.

HarperOne. Used book in Good Condition. Vintage. Nilgiri Press.

The Inferno Signet Classics

Signet - Nilgiri Press. HarperOne. Cifelli used book in Good Condition. Belonging in the immortal company of the works of Homer, and Shakespeare, Virgil, Milton, Dante Alighieri’s poetic masterpiece is a visionary journey that takes readers through the torment of Hell. The first part of dante’s divine comedy is many things: a moving human drama, a glorification of the ways of God, a supreme expression of the Middle Ages, and a magnificent protest against the ways in which men have thwarted the divine plan.

One of the few literary works that has enjoyed a fame both immediate and enduring, The Inferno remains powerful after seven centuries. Macallisterand an Afterword by Edward M. Canongate Books. It confronts the most universal values—good and evil, free will and predestination—while remaining intensely personal and ferociously political, for it was born out of the anguish of a man who saw human life blighted by the injustice and corruption of his times.

The Inferno Signet Classics - Translated by john CiardiWith an Introduction by Archibald T. Vintage.

Siddhartha Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition

Penguin Classics - A bold translation of nobel prize-winner herman hesse's most inspirational and beloved work,  Siddartha, which was nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American ReadA Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition Hesse's famous and influential novel, is perhaps the most important and compelling moral allegory our troubled century has produced.

Canongate Books. Used book in Good Condition. This new translation by award-winning translator Joachim Neugroschel includes an introduction by Hesse biographer Ralph Freedman. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. Set in india,  siddhartha is the story of a young Brahmin's search for ultimate reality after meeting with the Buddha.

Siddhartha Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition - . Vintage. Nilgiri Press. HarperOne. Penguin Books. Integrating eastern and western spiritual traditions with psychoanalysis and philosophy, this strangely simple tale, written with a deep and moving empathy for humanity, has touched the lives of millions since its original publication in 1922. His quest takes him from a life of decadence to asceticism, and of wealth and fame, through the illusory joys of sensual love with a beautiful courtesan, to the painful struggles with his son and the ultimate wisdom of renunciation.

Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Bhagavad Gita, 2nd Edition

Nilgiri Press - His 55-page introduction places the Gita in its historical context, presents key concepts, and brings out the universality and timelessness of its teachings. Penguin Books. The battlefield is a perfect backdrop, but the Gita’s subject is the war within, the struggle for self-mastery that every human being must wage if he or she is to emerge from life victorious.

Used book in Good Condition. Nilgiri Press. Nilgiri Press. Vintage. Yet the gita is not what it seems – it’s not a dialogue between two mythical figures at the dawn of Indian history. He is a gifted teacher and an authority on the Indian classics and world mysticism. The gita opens, on a battlefield, as the warrior Arjuna turns in anguish to his spiritual guide, Sri Krishna, dramatically, for answers to the fundamental questions of life.

The Bhagavad Gita, 2nd Edition - This edition includes chapter introductions, notes and a Sanskrit glossary. Easwaran grew up in the hindu tradition in India, learned Sanskrit from a young age, and became a professor of English literature before coming to the West. HarperOne. Easwaran’s best-selling translation of the Bhagavad Gita is reliable, readable, and profound.

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The Good Earth Oprah's Book Club

Washington Square Press - Buck’s epic pulitzer prize-winning novel and Oprah Book Club selection about a vanished China and one family’s shifting fortunes. Though more than seventy years have passed since this remarkable novel won the Pulitzer Prize, it has retained its popularity and become one of the great modern classics.

Buck paints an indelible portrait of China in the 1920s, when the last emperor reigned and the vast political and social upheavals of the twentieth century were but distant rumblings. Her brilliant novel—beloved by millions of readers—is a universal tale of an ordinary family caught in the tide of history.

The Good Earth Oprah's Book Club - Nilgiri Press. Great product! Penguin Books. Buck traces the whole cycle of life: its terrors, its passions, its ambitions and rewards. In the good Earth Pearl S. Nilgiri Press. Used book in Good Condition. HarperOne. This moving, classic story of the honest farmer Wang Lung and his selfless wife O-Lan is must reading for those who would fully appreciate the sweeping changes that have occurred in the lives of the Chinese people during the last century.

Nobel prize winner Pearl S.