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Publisher: Phoenix [a division of Orion Books Ltd.]. Country: U.K. Date: c. 1996.

Birds of Heaven (by Ben Okri) (Phoenix 60p Paperbacks) (image)

Birds of Heaven by Ben Okri

Phoenix, 1996 (Phoenix 60p Paperbacks). 47 pages.
This book contains two essays, "Beyond Words" and "Aphorisms and Fragments".

"In these two inspirational essays, Ben Okri returns to the themes of his novel, Astonishing the Gods. He explores the meaning of language, its unique power to shape and direct our lives, and the special responsibilities that belong tho those who make words their weapons. Part rallying cry, part poetry, they suggest an alternative spiritual response to the problems of the present day and urge the case for contemplation and survival."

Series Note:


The Empire of Rome A.D. 98-190 - Edward Gibbon
The Prince - Machiavelli
The Alan Clark Diaries: Thatcher's Fall - Alan Clark
Churchill: Embattled Hero - Andrew Roberts
The French Revolution - E.J. Hobsbawm
Voyage Around the Horn - Joshua Slocum
The Great Fire of London - Samuel Pepys
Utopia - Thomas More
The Holocaust - Paul Johnson
Tolstoy and History - Isaiah Berlin


A Guide to Happiness - Epicurus
Natural Selection - Charles Darwin
Science, Mind & Cosmos - John Brockman, ed.
Zarathustra - Friedrich Nietzsche
God's Utility Function - Richard Dawkins
Human Origins - Richard Leakey
Sophie's World: The Greek Philosophers - Jostein Gaarder
The Rights of Woman - Mary Wollstonecraft
The Communist Manifesto - Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels
Birds of Heaven - Ben Okri


Riot at Misri Mandi - Vikram Seth
The Time Machine - H. G. Wells
Love in the Night - F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Murders in the Rue Morgue - Edgar Allan Poe
The Necklace - Guy de Maupassant
You Touched Me - D. H. Lawrence
The Mabinogion - Anon
Mowgli's Brothers - Rudyard Kipling
Shancarrig - Maeve Binchy
A Voyage to Lilliput - Jonathan Swift


Songs of Innocence and Experience - William Blake
The Eve of Saint Agnes - John Keats
High Waving Heather - The Brontes
Sailing to Byzantium - W. B. Yeats
I Sing the Body Electric - Walt Whitman
The Ancient Mariner - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Intimations of Immortality - William Wordsworth
Palgrave's Golden Treasury of Love Poems - Francis Palgrave
Goblin Market - Christina Rossetti
Fern Hill - Dylan Thomas


Don Juan - Lord Byron
From Bed to Bed - Catullus
Satyricon - Petronius
Love Poems - John Donne
Portrait of a Marriage - Nigel Nicolson
The Ballad of Reading Gaol - Oscar Wilde
Love Sonnets - William Shakespeare
Fanny Hill - John Cleland
The Sexual Labyrinth (for women) - Alina Reyes
Close Encounters (for men) - Alina Reyes

Source of above list: Final page of Birds of Heaven by Ben Okri. Phoenix, 1996 (Phoenix 60p Paperbacks).

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