Clock of the Long Now

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Discretionary deposit
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Guillermo Hernández-Cartaya
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List of rasa'il in the Encyclopedia of the Brethren of Purity
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Shōtetsu was a Japanese poet during the Muromachi period, and is considered to have been the last poet in the courtly waka tradition; a number of his disciples were important in the development of the renga art form, which led to the haiku
The Uprooted Pine
The Uprooted Pine is a play by Chikamatsu. It is a sewamono play like The Love Suicides at Sonezaki, written for the puppet theater. It was first performed on 1 February 1718
Shinshūi Wakashū
Shinshūi Wakashū , occasionally abbreviated as Shinshūishū, a title which recollects the Shūi Wakashū, is the 19th imperial anthology of Japanese waka poetry. It was finished late in 1364 CE, a year after Emperor Go-Kōgon first ordered it in 1363
Curious Punishments of Bygone Days
Curious Punishments of Bygone Days is a history book published in 1896. It was written by Alice Morse Earle and printed by Herbert S. Stone & Company. Earle was a historian of Colonial America, and she writes in her introduction: In ransacking old court
The Pleasures of Japanese Literature
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The Book of the Apple
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Favela Brazilian Cafe
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