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Dispatch from the Sister Republic or, Papelito Habla: An essay on the Mexican literary landscape and the power of the book

by C.M. Mayo

A longform essay of creative nonfiction by award-winning writer and noted literary translator C.M. Mayo on the Mexican literary landscape and the power of the book.

The Collected Works of Edwin Arnold: Buddhism & Hinduism Writings, Poetical Works & Plays: The Essence of Buddhism, Light of the World, The Light of Asia, … The Japanese Wife, Death–And Afterwardsâ?¦

by Edwin Arnold

Musaicum Books presents to you “The Collected Works of Edwin Arnold: Buddhism & Hinduism Writings, Poetical Works & Plays” formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.

Table of Contents:

The Essence of Buddhism

Hindu Literature: Comprising The Book of good counsels, Nala and Damayanti

Death–And Afterwards

The Light of Asia

Indian Poetry

The Song Celestial or Bhagavad-Gita (from the Mahâbhârata)

Light of the World; or, The Great Consummation

Potiphar’s Wife

Adzuma; or, The Japanese Wife

Sir Edwin Arnold (1832-1904) was an English poet and journalist, who is most known for his work, The Light of Asia. The literary task which he set before him was the interpretation in English verse of the life and philosophy of the East. His chief work with this object is The Light of Asia, which was translated into various languages such as Hindi.

The Light of Asia, subtitled The Great Renunciation, is in a form of a narrative poem. The book endeavors to describe the life and time of Prince Gautama Siddhartha, who after attaining enlightenment became The Buddha, The Awakened One. The book presents his life, character, and philosophy, in a series of verses. It is a free adaptation of the Lalitavistara. A few decades before the book’s publication, very little was known outside Asia about the Buddha and Buddhism, the religion which he founded, and which had existed for about twenty-five centuries. Arnold’s book was one of the first successful attempts to popularize Buddhism for a Western readership.

Bronco Nell

by Stephanie Neilan

Bronco Nell fought weather, prejudice, and the law to become one of the most infamous women in Wyoming history.

Bronco Nell used her skill with horses to forge a life for herself and her young daughter during Wyoming’s Wild West days. A transplant from Texas, she took her big attitude and bucked her way into the history books. Like the infamous Calamity Jane, she wore pants, freighted goods, and didn’t let silly things like laws or traditions stand between her and her goals.
This is her life.

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