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Coriolanus

by William Shakespeare

Coriolanus is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1605 and 1608. The play is based on the life of the legendary Roman leader Caius Marcius Coriolanus. The tragedy is numbered as one of the last two tragedies written by Shakespeare, along with Antony and Cleopatra.

Coriolanus is the name given to a Roman general after his more than adequate military success against various uprisings challenging the government of Rome. Following this success, Coriolanus becomes active in politics and seeks political leadership. His temperament is unsuited for popular leadership and he is quickly deposed, whereupon he aligns himself to set matters straight according to his own will. The alliances he forges to accomplish his own will result in his ultimate downfall and death.

The play opens in Rome shortly after the expulsion of the Tarquin kings. There are riots in progress, after stores of grain were withheld from ordinary citizens. The rioters are particularly angry at Caius Marcius, a brilliant Roman general whom they blame for the grain being taken away. The rioters encounter a patrician named Menenius Agrippa, as well as Caius Marcius himself. Menenius tries to calm the rioters, while Marcius is openly contemptuous, and says that the plebeians were not worthy of the grain because of their lack of military service. Two of the tribunes of Rome, Brutus and Sicinius, privately denounce Marcius. He leaves Rome after news arrives that a Volscian army is in the field.

The commander of the Volscian army, Tullus Aufidius, has fought Marcius on several occasions and considers him a blood enemy. The Roman army is commanded by Cominius, with Marcius as his deputy. While Cominius takes his soldiers to meet Aufidius’ army, Marcius leads a rally against the Volscian city of Corioli. The siege of Corioli is initially unsuccessful, but Marcius is able to force open the gates of the city, and the Romans conquer it. Even though he is exhausted from the fighting, Marcius marches quickly to join Cominius and fight the other Volscian force. Marcius and Aufidius meet in single combat, which only ends when Aufidius’ own soldiers drag him away from the battle.



Charles Baudelaire: Oeuvres complètes (French Edition)

by Charles Baudelaire

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Contient

Le Jeune Enchanteur (1846)

La Fanfarlo (1847)

Les Fleurs du mal (1857)

Les Paradis artificiels (1860)

Les Fleurs du mal (1861)

Les Ã?paves (1866)

Les Fleurs du mal (additional poems of the 1868 edition)

Curiosités esthétiques (1868): Salon de 1845, Salon de 1846, Le musée classique du bazar bonne-nouvelle, Exposition universelle â?? 1855 â?? beaux-arts, Salon de 1859, De l’essence du rire, Quelques caricaturistes français, Quelques caricaturistes étrangers.

L’Art romantique (1869): L’Å?uvre et la vie d’Eugène Delacroix, Peintures murales d’Eugène Delacroix à Saint-Sulpice, Le peintre de la vie moderne, Peintres et aqua-fortistes, Vente de la collection de M. E. Piot, L’art philosophique, Morale du joujou, Théophile Gautier, Pierre Dupont, Richard Wagner et Tannhäuser à Paris, Philibert Rouvière, Conseils aux jeunes littérateurs, Les drames et les romans honnêtes, L’école païenne, Réflexions sur quelques-uns de mes contemporains, Critiques littéraires.

Petits Poëmes en prose (1869)

Å?uvres posthumes (1908): Les fleurs du mal, Autres poésies publiées du vivant de l’auteur, Poésies publiées depuis la mort de l’auteur ou inédites, Poésies apocryphes, Journaux intimes, Théatre, Critique littéraire, Travaux sur Edgar Poe, Sur les beaux-arts, Argument du livre sur la Belgique, Polémiques, Variétés, Baudelaire journaliste, Projets et notes.



Letters Away: A Poetic Journey

by Elias Raven

Jacob Tanner is a man who’s been writing poetry since he was very young. After he was drafted into the Korean War he continued writing his poetry as a means to explore the complex emotions of love, loss, and fear. His new bride, Belle, followed suit and started expressing some of her innermost feelings through poetry as well. For the first time, they’ve decided to share some of their poetry with the public through this series of beautiful poems. In this collection, we start to understand how much they miss each other, their deep and abiding love for each other, as well as their hopes and dreams for the future. As their biographers, they’ve allowed Elias Raven and Sharon Johnson to share another part of their continued journey togetherâ?¦



WINSOME WINTER WORDS

by Geraldine Shadian

A book of original poetic expressions of winter.



The Clarity of Fire

by Matthew Claybrook

A poetry collection.



What Have We Done To Christmas?

by Ann Marie McKay

I don’t call myself religious any more.I don’t go to church on Sunday very often. I consider myself to be a very spiritual person with a deep love and belief in God.I don’t like the way Christmas has become such a commercial holiday.So I wrote this book to remind us all of the real reason for celebrating Christmas.There are pictures to entertain and perhaps bring back memories of your childhood Christmas’s.Brand new poems written today to share with all who take the time to read this.I sincerely hope my readers enjoy this book. Merry Christmas everyone.



Sun Dogs

by Anthony Labriola

These poems fly from Earth to Jupiter and back, but one can feel the sweat on the skin for the whole trip. Lenses, including those of our eyes, let the sky-watcher chart the trip of the time-traveler from beginning to end. We are all star-children, born into the universe, where we must wander from place to place and time to time in search of our own bliss.

The trip also takes us to “inner space.” In three parts, Sun Dogs, as a themed collection, attempts to capture moments of wonder, loss and healing: 1. Planetarium, 2. Jealous Planet, and 3. Cosmic Therapies. The poems speak of the human journey – the odyssey of experience in a galaxy filled with legends and natural phenomena. Yet, the collection promises “cosmic therapy” – a time for something great.



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