»Ein Stern am Literaturhimmel.« Frank Dietschreit in ›rbb kulturradio‹ Eine alte Gewürzplantage auf einer indonesischen Insel, die wispernde und raschelnde tropische Pflanzenwelt, das geheimnisvolle Säuseln des Meeres – dieses paradiesische Fleckchen Erde muss Felicia als Kind verlassen. Doch niemals wird sie die Worte ihrer Großmutter, der Plantagenbesitzerin, vergessen, die ihr zum Abschied sagt: »Auf Wiedersehen, Enkeltochter, ich warte hier auf dich.« – Jahre später kehrt Felicia, inzwischen selbst Mutter, in den »Kleinen Garten« zurück: Auch ihr Sohn Himpies wächst unbeschwert heran, streift über die Plantage und lauscht den Geschichten der einheimischen Dienstboten, bis sich eines Tages eine Tragödie ereignet
Author: Maria Dermoût
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
After decades of war, mighty Athens has been ravaged-- its navy destroyed, its city walls toppled, its army disbanded. The fierce military state of Sparta has triumphed, but passions and hate linger on. Thousands of battle-hardened veterans from both sides in the conflict remain scattered across the Greek islands, restless and dangerous-- until the young Persian prince Cyrus issues a call to arms from his base in Asia Minor. The rogue nobleman is raising an enormous mercenary army to wrest control of all of Persia, the most powerful empire on earth, from his half-brother the king. The young philosopher-warrior Xenophon, scion of a noble Athenian family and follower of Socrates, risks his father's wrath and embarks on the adventure with high hopes for glory. Joining his cousin Proxenus, the war-maddened Spartan general Clearchus, and a huge body of Cyrus' native troops, he and ten thousand Greek mercenaries depart on an astounding march of a thousand miles, across the searing desert. Their near-deadly journey culminated in a massive, bloody battle at the very threshold of Babylon-- a battle that proves disastrous for them. Their leaders are betrayed and murdered, their supply lines cut, and their route home across the desert blocked by the furious Persian king, bent on revenge. The Fates call on Xenophon to lead the devastated Greek soldiers in their escape, though he has little experience in commanding men. As the army flees toward the snowy north, its situation appears desperate. Months later, ten thousand battered, half-starved soldiers stagger out of the frozen mountains of Armenia into a small Greek trading post on the Black Sea. Their true tale of survival, and of the heroic expedition Xenophon led through the heart of an enemy empire, astonished the incredulous natives and has been the stuff of legend ever since. Michael Curtis Ford combines his expertise on fifth-century B.C. Greek warfare with explosive page-turning action to give us an epic novel of struggle and survival. Not since Steven Pressfield's Gates of Fire has any book so vividly captured the glory, beauty, and savage bloodshed that was ancient Greece.
A Novel of Ancient Greece
Author: Michael Curtis Ford
Each day calls us to tend life beyond ourselves. Dancing with the Ten Thousand Things helps you answer that call and become a more powerful healing presence. You have the innate ability to be a healing presence. Imagine amplifying your gifts and applying them in your family life, friendships, work, organizations, and community. Transforming care and compassion into effective action will become your way of life. This book outlines the journey of waking up through being of service. You will observe two changes taking place: less unnecessary suffering and greater possibilities in the life you share with others. You will learn to consciously tend to life one moment at a time. Tom Balles has gathered his years of study in a variety of traditions and offers them as a gift. He succeeds in blending the richness of the deep wisdom traditions with daily practices to enhance your learning. This is very rich food for the body, mind, and soul. Take the time to digest this feast slowly over the days, weeks, and months ahead. -Robert M. Duggan, M.A., M.Ac., (UK) author of Common Sense for the Healing Arts, Co-Founder and President of the Tai Sophia Institute for the Healing Arts.
Ways to Become a Powerful Healing Presence
Author: Tom Balles
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The World of Ten Thousand Things gathers The Southern Cross (1981), The Other Side of the River (1984), Zone Journals (1988), and a new group of poems, "Xionia," into one volume, allowing us to see Wright's work of the past decade as, in essence, one long poem, a meditation on self, history, and the metaphysical that is among the most ambitious and resonant creations in contemporary American poetry.
Author: Charles Wright
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
In spring 401 BC mercenaries from Greece began landing on the shores of Asia Minor. They were heading inland for the city of Sardis where a Persian prince, Cyrus the Younger, was organizing an expedition. The men believed they were going to subdue a troublesome tribe of the interior, but their commander had a far more daring and ambitious plan in mind. The story of the Greeks' epic adventure was later told by the Athenian writer Xenophon. Using his celebrated text, The Anabasis, Shane Brennan sets out to retrace the army's route, and to discover what remains of the world Xenophon described 2,500 years ago. His journey in the footsteps of the army takes him across modern Turkey, Syria and Iraq. As with Cyrus' men, the further he progresses, the more difficult the adventure becomes. In the remote desert of western Iraq he is variously taken by villagers to be a downed American pilot, a British soldier, and a Mossad agent. Taking inspiration from the Greeks before him, however, he presses on towards Babylon, the intended destination of Cyrus. This is Shane Brennan's memorable account of a truly remarkable journey.
A Journey on Foot Through Turkey, Syria and Iraq
Author: Shane Brennan
Before Indiana Jones and the Lost Ark were even a gleam in Spielberg’s eye, one intrepid pilot flew out of the sky in search of treasure . . . only to find a bit of hell on earth. Captain Gordon lives like he flies—by the seat of his pants, taking on any job and all comers. Now he’s bound for the forbidding mountains along the shores of the Arabian Sea, transporting a team of anthropologists on the trail of Alexander the Great. But ancient history is about to come to dangerous life with the discovery of a long-buried map—a map leading to high adventure, untold treasure, and cold-blooded murder. . . . Gordon’s headed deep into The Tomb of the Ten Thousand Dead—unearthing a secret that could bury him. Not only was Hubbard steeped in the history of the ancient world, he was also an avid adventurer—both in his own right and as a respected member of the famed Explorers Club. As such, he brought a wealth of insight, experience and authenticity to all his tales of adventure. Also includes two additional adventures: The Price of a Hat, in which the key to the Russian Czar’s life is hidden in a most unexpected place, and Starch and Stripes, the story of a U.S. Marine who sets a trap for a tropical warlord that reverberates all the way back to Washington. “An exciting story told at a brisk clip, with characters and dialogue that keep readers glued to the page: Hubbard at his best.” —Booklist * An International Book Awards Winner
Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Publisher: Galaxy Press LLC
In Wild, Cheryl Strayed writes of The Ten Thousand Things: "Each of Dermoût’s sentences came at me like a soft knowing dagger, depicting a far-off land that felt to me like the blood of all the places I used to love.” And it's true, The Ten Thousand Things is at once novel of shimmering strangeness—and familiarity. It is the story of Felicia, who returns with her baby son from Holland to the Spice Islands of Indonesia, to the house and garden that were her birthplace, over which her powerful grandmother still presides. There Felicia finds herself wedded to an uncanny and dangerous world, full of mystery and violence, where objects tell tales, the dead come and go, and the past is as potent as the present. First published in Holland in 1955, Maria Dermoût's novel was immediately recognized as a magical work, like nothing else Dutch—or European—literature had seen before. The Ten Thousand Things is an entranced vision of a far-off place that is as convincingly real and intimate as it is exotic, a book that is at once a lament and an ecstatic ode to nature and life.
Author: Maria Dermout
Publisher: New York Review of Books
Author: William Ainsworth
Category: Asia, Western
Stranded deep in enemy territory, the Spartan general Clearchus and the other Greek senior officers were subsequently killed or captured by treachery on the part of the Persian satrap Tissaphernes. Xenophon, one of three remaining leaders elected by the soldiers, played an instrumental role in encouraging the Greek army of 10,000 to march north across foodless deserts and snow-filled mountain passes towards the Black Sea and the comparative security of its Greek shoreline cities.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Since the Anabasis has been in continuous use as one of the main books for the introduction into classical Greek, it is surprising that there are virtually no historical and/or archaeological commentaries to the text. Much of the training of students of the ancient world is focused on Greece and Rome and other 'Hochkulturen'. In Books VI.iii-vi and VII of the Anabasis the classical tradi-tion illuminates one of the 'Randkulturen', that of the Thracians. This part of the Anabasis forms a 'time-exposure' of an important part of Thrace in 400-399. Impor-tant developments, both for Thrace and for the Greek world, took place in this period and were described by an eyewitness. The commentary is preceded by two introductory chapters, one on the army of the 'Ten Thousand' and one on Thrace. These have been inserted because neither armies nor Thrace normally feature in the classical student's curriculum.
An Archaeological and Historical Commentary on Xenophon's Anabasis, Books VI.iii-vi-VII
Author: Jan P. Stronk
The new Tomb Raider novel will broaden the world and enriches the storyline re-introduced in the highly successful Tomb Raider video game. The first novel in a trilogy will continue the exploration of Lara Croft's origins as the "Tomb Raider," featuring an entirely new, fast-paced adventure.
Author: Dan Abnett
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Celebrating one of the nation's largest and least publicized wilderness areas, the author offers a photographic tour of the region's cypress swamps, marshes, wet prairies, and pinelands.
eastern America's last great wilderness
Author: Jeff Ripple
This early works is a fascinating novel of the period and still an interesting read today. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Author: C. Witt
Publisher: Home Farm Books
Ein sinfonisches Epos ohnegleichen - Fantasy einer neuen Qualität! Das malazanische Imperium ist bis ins Mark erschüttert, doch Imperatrix Laseen sucht ihre Macht mit einer Säuberungswelle im Adel zu festigen. Da braut sich neues Unheil zusammen. Denn in der heiligen Wüste Raraku sammelt die Seherin Sha'ik ein Herr der Unzufriedenen, die nur darauf warten, die verhassten malazanischen Eroberer zu vertreiben.
Das Reich der Sieben Städte
Author: Steven Erikson
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
From the spring of 401 to the spring of 399 BC, Ten thousand' Greek mercenaries marched through western Asia on a mission to defeat the Persian king Artaxerxes II to make way for the Persian prince Cyrus. An account of the army on the move and the lives of the soldiers who were part of the campaign are told in Xenophon's Anabasis .
Xenophon and the Ten Thousand
Author: Robin Lane Fox,Robin Fox Lane
Publisher: Berghahn Books