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The Old English Beowulf Poem 0

The Old English Beowulf Poem

The old English Beowulf poem gives brilliant presentment of the spirit and embodiment of the heroic tradition. Illuminating studies of the Beowulf, in comparatively recent years, by Ker, Lawrence, Chambers, Klaeber, Malone, and others,...

Writing a Topic 0

Writing a Topic

When you write some topic, it’s not necessary to write your text from start to finish. With your detailed outline, you can write each piece separately if you prefer. One thing you might want...

Freedom with Copyleft 0

Freedom with Copyleft

Copyleft is a method for making a free program or other work, and requiring all modified and extended versions of the program to be free too. The simplest way to make a program free...

The novella and the novel 0

The novella and the novel

The novel has always had the reputation of being light entertainment. The word originally derived from the Latin novus, meaning “new.” It came to English by way of the Italian word for short story,...

A woman who wrote the first novel 0

A woman who wrote the first novel

Murasaki Shikibu, a Japanese noble woman, wrote the world’s first full novel in the year 1007. Called “The tale of Genji,” it tells the story of a prince looking for love and wisdom. In...

History of the printing 0

History of the printing

The Chinese used wooden blocks to print Buddhist writings by hand on scrolls. Chinese writer Fenzhi mentioned in his writings Yuan Xian San Ji that woodblocks were used to print Buddhist scripture during the...

Diogenes’ life in a barrel 0

Diogenes’ life in a barrel

The Greek philosopher Diogenes adopted the philosophy, discarded all his possessions except a cloak, purse and wooden bowl, and made his home in a barrel, living in it on the outskirts of Corinth, Greece....

Safe shopping Online 0

Safe shopping Online

If there is something wrong with the goods you buy on the website, tell the seller as soon as possible. Email or phone, and make a written note of the conversation or keep a...

The Bank Business 0

The Bank Business

Amedeo Giannini started the Bank of Italy in a converted saloon in San Francisco at October 17, 1904. On the first day, 28 deposits totaled $8,780. When an earthquake struck in 1907, he ran...

Australians love to gamble 0

Australians love to gamble

The heaviest gamblers in the world are Australians. An estimated 82% of Australians bet. That is twice as much per capital as Europeans or Americans. Yet, Australia, with less than 1% of the world...