The Amorous Heart

Author: Marilyn Yalom
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0465094716
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An eminent scholar unearths the captivating history of the two-lobed heart symbol from scripture and tapestry to T-shirts and text messages, shedding light on how we have expressed love since antiquity The symmetrical, exuberant heart is everywhere: it gives shape to candy, pendants, the frothy milk on top of a cappuccino, and much else. How can we explain the ubiquity of what might be the most recognizable symbol in the world? In The Amorous Heart, Marilyn Yalom tracks the heart metaphor and heart iconography across two thousand years, through Christian theology, pagan love poetry, medieval painting, Shakespearean drama, Enlightenment science, and into the present. She argues that the symbol reveals a tension between love as romantic and sexual on the one hand, and as religious and spiritual on the other. Ultimately, the heart symbol is a guide to the astonishing variety of human affections, from the erotic to the chaste and from the unrequited to the conjugal.

Treasury Of Wisdom Wit And Humor Odd Comparisons And Proverbs

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Treasury Of Wisdom Wit And Humor Odd Comparisons And Proverbs

Author: Adam Woolbever (comp.)
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A Dictionary Of Quotations From The English Poets

Author: Henry George Bohn
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Arabian Romantic

Author: ʿAbdallah ibn Sbayyil
Editor: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479804401
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Scenes from Arabian life at the turn of the twentieth century Arabian Romantic captures what it was like to live in central Arabia before the imposition of austere norms by the Wahhabi authorities in the early twentieth century: tales of robbery and hot pursuit; perilous desert crossings; scenes of exhaustion and chaos when water is raised from deep wells under harsh conditions; the distress of wounded and worn-out animals on the brink of perdition; once proud warriors who are at the mercy of their enemy on the field of battle. Such images lend poignancy to the suffering of the poet’s love-stricken heart, while also painting a vivid portrait of typical Bedouin life. Ibn Sbayyil, a town dweller from the Najd region of the Arabian Peninsula, was a key figure in the Nabaṭī poetic tradition. His poetry, which is still recited today, broke with the artifice of the preceding generation by combining inherited idiom and original touches reflecting his environment. Translated into English for the first time by Marcel Kurpershoek, Arabian Romantic will delight readers with a poetry that is direct, fluent, and expressive, and that has entertained Arabic speakers for over a century. An English-only edition.

Fantomina Or Love In A Maze

Author: Eliza Haywood
Editor: Good Press
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"Fantomina, or, Love in a Maze" by Eliza Haywood. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Tablets Of The Heart Poems Rhymes And Aphorisms Selected And Arranged By F Langbridge

Author: Frederick Langbridge
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La Caduta De Giganti Drama Per Il Teatro Di S M B Etc Ital Eng

Author: Francesco VANNESCHI
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The History Of Modern Europe

Author: William Russell
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Dictionary Of Poetical Quotations

Author: Sarah Josepha Buell Hale
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A Complete Dictionary Of Poetical Quotations Comprising The Most Excellent And Appropriate Passages In The Old British Poets

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The New York Journal

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Truths Illustrated By Great Authors

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Indian Camp Fires And Hunting Grounds Of The Red Men Or Lights And Lines Of Indian Character

Author: Joshua Victor Hopkins Clark
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The Aldine Edition Of The British Poets

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Poetical Works

Author: Matthew Prior
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The Dramatic Works Of Moli Re

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The Miser Monsieur De Pourceaugnac The Magnificent Lovers The Citizen Who Apes The Nobleman Psyche The Rogueries Of Scapin The Countess Of Escarbagnas The Learned Ladies The Maginary Invalid The Jealousy Of Le Barbouill The Flying Doctor

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