THE PROPHET is a book of 26 prose poetry essays written in English by the Lebanese artist, philosopher and writer Kahlil Gibran. It was originally published in 1923 by Alfred A. Knopf. It is Gibran’s best known work. The Prophet has been translated into over 40 different languages and has never been out of print.
THE ART OF WAR is an ancient Chinese military treatise attributed to Sun Tzu, a high-ranking military general, strategist and tactician. It is commonly thought of as a definitive work on military strategy and tactics. For the last two thousand years it remained the most important military treatise in Asia. It has had an influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy and beyond.
No Ballyhoo by Canadian-Italian-Turkish novelist Mauro Mevlud Martino is a kaleidoscopic look at New York life from the perspective of three generations in the Big Apple starting from the early 1900s to modern day. „Hemingway in its diary like style and homage to the life of this rich city, it is a tribute, a piece of the multi-layered cake that is NY life and all its multi-faces and flavors.“ – Vanessa McMahon (author, filmmaker and producer)
Told with humor and intelligence and a keen eye for universal truths about being young, these are stories that will delight readers and remind them of another part of life when everything seemed so much more mysterious and yet so very much simpler. – William Souder, author of Under a Wild Sky (Pulitzer Prize finalist)
„Halfway to the Stars will thrill an audience seeking entertainment untouched by editorial censors. This is stand-up comedy at its literary best, with controversial pieces included to strike the strongest blow where needed. Race, gender, religion, culture, and… are all targets in Curzon’s cable car chaos.“ – Julia Ann Charpentier – Clarion/Foreword Reviews Five Stars
The Special Extensive Edition of the Official Torture Report of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation of the Central Intelligence Agency Interrogation and Detention Program, including also the additional views, minority views & additional minority views. “A portrait of depravity that is hard to comprehend and even harder to stomach.” – The New York Times “The Senate intelligence committee’s report is a landmark in accountability … It is one of the most shocking documents ever produced by any modern democracy about its own abuses of its own highest principles.” – The Guardian
„Angry, bitter, with chips on both shoulders, Daniel Curzon is also ferociously honest and very funny.“ – Ian Young „He has been everywhere, he has met everyone, and now that he has your attention, he is going to let you know exactly what he has been thinking about them all these years. The result is a blunt, hilarious, page-turning ride that is, to use the cliché, impossible to put down.“ – Philip Clark
“A young girl with a checkered past and a mysterious magic power is drafted into a mission to save her kingdom… a fun, well-crafted story that fantasy readers should enjoy. The conclusion is open-ended enough to suggest at least one sequel; let’s hope Johanson delivers. An engaging, compulsively readable fantasy.” — Kirkus Reviews
„If a movie were made of Halima Alaiyan’s dramatic life of dislocation, disappointment, and transformation, it would challenge credulity…“ Thomas BeVier, in Foreword Reviews – Fall Issue 2014. Barely a year old, she flees Palestine with her parents. She grows up as an exile in Egypt, feeling the constraints of Islamic tradition on women. At sixteen, following an arranged marriage, she embarks on an even more restricted and isolated life in Saudi Arabia…
“The Sunshineboy describes those years in vivid pictures with valuable references to the world of stage and theatre in Vienna at that time. Hans-Christian, has given readers an insight into the perception of gender issues in post war Austria through describing touchingly his brave acts of defiance and the beautiful path he has chosen of healing and forgiving.” Liz King – the prominent dancer, choreographer and pioneer of the Austrian dance scene.
As Frank and Layla search for love, for commitment in the village of New York, in the village of their hearts, they encounter the likes of bloated Botero type characters oddly real and traveling as if in a blimp through the village… and, Hakim Luqman: the character that pinpricks the blimp into its soft landing into the world of Memo and Burcu…
The African Quatuor of Albert Russo includes the author’s award-winning novels set in the former Belgian Congo and Rwanda-Urundi, with historical facts which will surprise the readers who are only aware of the often distorted reports they gather in today’s media… – James Baldwin’s words to the author, penned the year of his death: «I like your work very much indeed. It has a very gentle surface and a savage under-tow. You’re a dangerous man.»
A heart that beats from the mechanisms of divinity and reveals that EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL. But, before arrival, as James Marcus, a fallen man in a fallen marriage in Toronto, Canada, I had to make a supreme choice: to leave all as I knew in search of… Aspendos…
Wisehouse International Poetry Award 2016
A single cash prize of thousand USD ($1,000 USD) will be awarded to the one entrant (winner) whose entry is selected by the prize judge. Entries selected for the shortlist will be published in the Wisehsoue International Poetry Award’s Anthology.
Entry Deadline: 11:59pm CET (Central European Time) on FEB 29 2016
CHEEGHA – „Waziristan remains a mystery and a puzzle for most of the world. Reports of violence and terrorism are frequently associated with its name. For people living here, life has become a hell of uncertainty. A drone strike could kill them or their family members one day, a suicide bomber the next or action by the Pakistan army the day after. Is this all there is to Waziristan? Ghulam Qadir Khan, sets out to show us the true face of Waziristan. He takes us to the heart of this society…. Unlike the previous authors, Ghulam Qadir is the only one from the area itself…“ Professor Akbar Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies, American University, Washington D.C.
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“Sherman Smith’s new novel, Golden City on Fire, is a true pleasure to read. It is a thriller, written as if you were there – at the time of the Great San Francisco earthquake in 1906. It is as if you were suffering the fire and chaos, the heartbreak of such a tragedy. It is exciting and urgent, full of dramatic tension. It is a snapshot of humanity in all of its foibles – the courageous and the vile, the bigotry and the compassion. Sherman’s new work spotlights some profound truths about humanity in a crisis, especially that we are truly all one. I highly recommend this book. It is the best of the first four wonderful published stories by Sherman Smith. I look forward to more.“ – Randi Hilles, Florida.
The Awakening, originally titled A Solitary Soul, is a novel by Kate Chopin, first published in 1899. Set in New Orleans and on the Louisiana Gulf coast at the end of the 19th century, the plot centers on Edna Pontellier and her struggle to reconcile her increasingly unorthodox views on femininity and motherhood with the prevailing social attitudes of the turn-of-the-century American South. It is one of the earliest American novels that focuses on women’s issues without condescension. It is also widely seen as a landmark work of early feminism, generating a mixed reaction from contemporary readers and critics.
Published now in the Wisehouse Classics series, The Call of the Wild is a short adventure novel by Jack London published in 1903 and set in Yukon, Canada during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush, when strong sled dogs were in high demand. The central character is a dog named Buck. The story opens at a ranch in the Santa Clara Valley of California when Buck is stolen from his home and sold into service as a sled dog in Alaska. He progressively reverts to a wild state in the harsh climate, where he is forced to fight to dominate other dogs. By the end, he sheds the veneer of civilization and relies on primordial instinct and learned experience to emerge as a leader in the wild.
The fables were in the first instance only narrated by Aesop, and for a long time were handed down by the uncertain channel of oral tradition. Socrates is mentioned by Plato as having employed his time while in prison, awaiting the return of the sacred ship from Delphos which was to be the signal of his death, in turning some of these fables into verse, but he thus versified only such as he remembered. Demetrius Phalereus, a philosopher at Athens about 300 B.C., is said to have made the first collection of these fables. Phaedrus, a slave by birth or by subsequent misfortunes, and admitted by Augustus to the honors of a freedman, imitated many of these fables in Latin iambics about the commencement of the Christian era. Aphthonius, a rhetorician of Antioch, A.D. 315, wrote a treatise on, and converted into Latin prose, some of these fables. This translation is the more worthy of notice, as it illustrates a custom of common use, both in these and in later times.
MAGGIE: A GIRL OF THE STREETS is an 1893 novella by American author Stephen Crane (1871-1900). The story centers on Maggie, a young girl from the Bowery who is driven to unfortunate circumstances by poverty and solitude. The work was considered risqué by publishers because of its literary realism and strong themes. Crane – who was 22 years old at the time – financed the book’s publication himself, although the original 1893 edition was printed under the pseudonym Johnston Smith. After the success of 1895’s The Red Badge of Courage, Maggie was reissued in 1896 with considerable changes and re-writing. The story is followed by George’s Mother.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London on December 1843. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim. A Christmas Carol tells the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation into a gentler, kindlier man after visitations by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. The book was written at a time when the British were examining and exploring Christmas traditions from the past as well as new customs such as Christmas cards and Christmas trees. Carol singing took a new lease on life during this time. Dickens‘ sources for the tale appear to be many and varied, but are, principally, the humiliating experiences of his childhood, his sympathy for the poor, and various Christmas stories and fairy tales.
Chiron Academic Press
is the young prestigiuous academic brand of Wisehouse, with focus in the field of Management and Leadership, Computer Science and Digital Economy, Basic Research, Society and History, as well as academic text books and dissertations.
The Art of War (Chinese: 孫子兵法; pinyin: Sūnzĭ bīngfǎ) is an ancient Chinese military treatise attributed to Sun Tzu, a high-ranking military general, strategist and tactician. It is commonly thought of as a definitive work on military strategy and tactics. Beyond its military and intelligence applications from earliest days to the present time, THE ART OF WAR has been applied to many fields well outside of the military. Much of the text is about how to fight wars without actually having to do battle: it gives tips on how to outsmart one’s opponent so that physical battle is not necessary. As such, it has found application as a training guide for many competitive endeavors that do not involve actual combat. There are business books applying its lessons to office politics and corporate strategy. Many companies make the book required reading for their key executives. The book is also popular among Western business management, who have turned to it for inspiration and advice on how to succeed in competitive business situations.