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A Valediction for a Life

A Valediction for a Life [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1800469918
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Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
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A Valediction for a Life by , Book Resume:

A butterfly flaps its wings in the Amazon. A Frenchman dies because it does. A Last Will & Testament is read. Sir Peter dies. Son George appears. A Last Will & Testaments is read. Tom and Annie live a Bohemian Rhapsody. Friends and enemies live it with them. Fraud on an epic scale. Love and lust on an epic scale. Hate and greed on an epic scale. Skulduggery, gangsters and a baby born backwards.

A Study Guide for John Donne's "Valediction: Forbidden Mourning"

A Study Guide for John Donne's ISBN-10: 1410361640
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
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A Study Guide for John Donne's "Valediction: Forbidden Mourning" by Gale, Cengage Learning Book Resume:

A Study Guide for John Donne's "Valediction: Forbidden Mourning," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.

A Life Lived

A Life Lived [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1546285571
Author: Roger Legg
Publisher: AuthorHouse
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A Life Lived by Roger Legg Book Resume:

Roger has kept a diary for most of his adult life and they make interesting and often poignant reading. He has more than forty hand-written notebooks, two of which have been used for this book. There are entries about day-to-day domestic activities, work, politics, sport and his relationship with his family, in particular of his wife Iris as she was dying from cancer and the care and support she received from the staff at the Royal Marsden Hospital, St Christophers Hospice and Macmillan nurses.

On Digestion

On Digestion [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0733644430
Author: Gay Bilson
Publisher: Hachette Australia
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On Digestion by Gay Bilson Book Resume:

'In the kitchen, via the garden, I am often torn between theory and praxis, when surely the latter is all that matters here. Yet the largest bench, the one dividing the dining area from the kitchen itself, is never used for culinary preparation. It is this surface which many Australian kitchens, including mine, feel they need, the one piled with books and journals, notepaper and pens, the surface where we are reinventing ourselves, constructing a different, self-conscious culinary tradition. It is at this metaphorical bench that I think about food.' With her trademark elegance and erudition, Gay Bilson embarks on a lively journey through cooking, recipes and home, considering food developments both digestible and not; on chefs domestic and professional; on the substance of everyday life. An unmissable treat from the bestselling author of Plenty.

Come to the Table

Come to the Table [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1418586447
Author: Benita Long,Neta Jackson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
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Come to the Table by Benita Long,Neta Jackson Book Resume:

Celebrate God's Bounty Every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor?it is the gift of God. Ecclesiastes 3:12 God intends for us to enjoy his blessings in abundance. Come to the Table is a threefold feast: For the body, we have hearty and delectable recipes. For the mind, there are thought-provoking quotations from great poets and thinkers. And for the spirit, stunning photographs and inspirational Scriptures transport you to another realm.

A History of American Poetry

A History of American Poetry [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1118795369
Author: Richard Gray
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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A History of American Poetry by Richard Gray Book Resume:

A History of American Poetry presents a comprehensive exploration of the development of American poetic traditions from their pre-Columbian origins to the present day. Offers a detailed and accessible account of the entire range of American poetry Situates the story of American poetry within crucial social and historical contexts, and places individual poets and poems in the relevant intertextual contexts Explores and interprets American poetry in terms of the international positioning and multicultural character of the United States Provides readers with a means to understand the individual works and personalities that helped to shape one of the most significant bodies of literature of the past few centuries

The Encyclopedia of Christian Literature

The Encyclopedia of Christian Literature [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780810872837
Author: George Thomas Kurian,James D. Smith, III
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
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The Encyclopedia of Christian Literature by George Thomas Kurian,James D. Smith, III Book Resume:

Covering 2,000 years, this two-volume set is the first encyclopedia devoted to Christian writers and books. In addition to an overview of the Christian literature, this encyclopedia includes more than 40 essays on the principal genres of Christian literature and more than 400 bio-bibliographical essays describing the principal writers and their works.

Christian Wordsworth, 1798-1805, The

Christian Wordsworth, 1798-1805, The [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0791489663
Author: William Andrew Ulmer
Publisher: SUNY Press
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Christian Wordsworth, 1798-1805, The by William Andrew Ulmer Book Resume:

Through this revisionary traditionalism, Wordsworth attempts to preserve England's Christian heritage by adapting it to modern needs. Revisionary in its own right, Ulmer's book provides an innovative perspective on Romantic natural supernaturalism and on William Wordsworth's religious poetics and intellectual development."--BOOK JACKET.

A Valediction

A Valediction [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1460210549
Author: Ellis Friedman
Publisher: FriesenPress
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A Valediction by Ellis Friedman Book Resume:

Uneasy about the impending responsibilities of adulthood, July can’t figure out where she wants her life to go. When romance ignites with Toby, a middle-aged man shell-shocked by the dissolution of his family, July clings to the idea that a future with Toby might save her from the decisions of post-university life. In an attempt to celebrate his divorce and new relationship, Toby takes July on a winter trip to Florence, Italy, where the vacation romance devolves into ruminations on disappointment, failure, and the future. The appearance of enigmatic, charming Massimo awakens in July the excitement of possibility and chance, but mires her further in her doubts. Meanwhile, Toby’s ex-wife remarries almost immediately, sending him into a tailspin. A wry, often humorous novel about loss, discovery, and family, A Valediction examines the way we delude ourselves ­— and the repercussions that result.

John Donne and Contemporary Poetry

John Donne and Contemporary Poetry [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3319553003
Author: Judith Scherer Herz
Publisher: Springer
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John Donne and Contemporary Poetry by Judith Scherer Herz Book Resume:

This collection of poems and essays by both poets and scholars explores how John Donne’s writing has entered into the language, the imagination, and the navigation of erotic and spiritual desires and experiences of twentieth- and twenty-first-century writers. The chapters chart a winding path from a description of the Donne and Contemporary Poetry Project at Fordham University to an encounter with the Holy Sonnets to a set of modern holy sonnets and then through the work of a poet who used Donne’s Devotions on Emergent Occasions to chart his own dying. There are further poems on sickness and recovery, an essay on Donne and disease that brings in the work of an Australian poet, and several chapters of poems with various Donnean echoes. Of the final four chapters, one places Donne in relation to another poet and one to the Psalms, followed by two chapters on Donne’s speech figures and his poetics.


Gluck [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1497683351
Author: Diana Souhami
Publisher: Open Road Media
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Gluck by Diana Souhami Book Resume:

Diana Souhami’s critically acclaimed biography of lesbian painter Hannah Gluckstein—the woman, the artist, the legend To her family, Hannah Gluckstein was known as Hig. To Edith Shackleton Heald, the journalist with whom she lived for almost forty years, she was Dearest Grub. And to the art world, she was simply Gluck. She was born in 1895 into a life of privilege. Her family had founded J. Lyons & Co., a vast catering empire. From the beginning Gluck was a rebel. At a time when only men wore trousers, she scandalized society with her masculine clothing—though she always dressed with style and turned androgyny into high fashion. Her affairs with high-profile women shocked her conservative family, even while she achieved fame as an artist. During the 1920s and thirties, Gluck’s paintings—portraits, flowers, and landscapes, presented in frames designed and patented by her—were the toast of the town. At the height of her success, when wounded in love, her own obsessions caused her to fade for decades from the public eye, but then, at nearly eighty, her return to the spotlight ensured her immortality.

Life is a Dream

Life is a Dream [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 140901620X
Author: Paul Durcan
Publisher: Random House
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Life is a Dream by Paul Durcan Book Resume:

Famous for his electrifying poetry readings, Paul Durcan marks four decades of composing silently and reciting aloud with this magnificent collection, which brings together for the first time the critically acclaimed poet's own choice of his work from his first book, Endsville (1967), to The Laughter of Mothers (2007). Life is a Dream represents the whole range of Durcan's writing - funny and subversive verse narratives and self-mocking poems of underachievement; poems celebrating love and sex or the lives of famous writers and artists; as well as tender, poignant verses commemorating the dead. Throughout his long career, Durcan has continued to make passionate and moving poetry out of his own and his country's misfortunes. He is by turns a surrealist, a mystic, an Irish comedian with perfect comic timing and an angry champion of the oppressed. Life is a Dream reaffirms the constant vision and artistic integrity of one of the most powerful, humane and original voices in modern poetry.

More Time

More Time [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0192575791
Author: Lee Clark Mitchell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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More Time by Lee Clark Mitchell Book Resume:

More Time studies the contemporary short story and focuses on four recent collections: Alice Munro's Dear Life (2012); Andre Dubus's Dancing After Hours (1996); Joy Williams's The Visiting Privilege (2015); and Lydia Davis's Can't and Won't (2014). Each publication has appeared near the conclusion of a career devoted all but exclusively to short stories, with each defining a 'late style' honed over a lifetime. As well, each diverges from others in ways that have profoundly shaped our generic conceptions, and collectively they represent the four most innovative practitioners of the past half-century (with the arguable exception of Raymond Carver). Yet in an era when writing programs, The New Yorker, and distinguished journals all promulgate the short story, it remains relatively under-examined as a major literary form. We continue to argue about what a story inherently is, ignoring how differences among practitioners enliven the field. Dubus, Munro, Williams, and Davis each defy critical efforts to identify the story form's presumed constitution, marked by a supposedly special shape or requisite length or distinct narrative trajectory. And the very contrast among their efforts reveals the expansiveness of the genre, though few have taken such a cross-glancing interpretive approach. This volume opens up discussion, shifting from close analysis into larger speculation about possibilities established by the most innovative writers in their later work.

Class and the Canon

Class and the Canon [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 113703033X
Author: K. Blair,M. Gorji
Publisher: Springer
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Class and the Canon by K. Blair,M. Gorji Book Resume:

Examining how labouring-class poets constructed themselves and were constructed by critics as part of a canon, and how they situated their work in relation to contemporaries and poets from earlier periods, this book highlights the complexities of labouring-class poetic identities in the period from Burns to mid-late century Victorian dialect poets.

Springs of Western Civilization

Springs of Western Civilization [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1498534805
Author: James A. Arieti
Publisher: Lexington Books
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Springs of Western Civilization by James A. Arieti Book Resume:

This book explores how the Hebraic and classical traditions forming our Western heritage combined from about 300 BCE to 300 CE. James Arieti investigates the principal causes of the merger in the common model of God that developed in the Greek philosophical schools, along with its ethical implications, and the shared portrayal in biblical, rabbinic, and postclassical literature of the compassionate warm character that we recognize as a mentsh.

The Female Face of Shame

The Female Face of Shame [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0253008735
Author: Erica L. Johnson,Patricia Moran
Publisher: Indiana University Press
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The Female Face of Shame by Erica L. Johnson,Patricia Moran Book Resume:

The female body, with its history as an object of social control, expectation, and manipulation, is central to understanding the gendered construction of shame. Through the study of 20th-century literary texts, The Female Face of Shame explores the nexus of femininity, female sexuality, the female body, and shame. It demonstrates how shame structures relationships and shapes women's identities. Examining works by women authors from around the world, these essays provide an interdisciplinary and transnational perspective on the representations, theories, and powerful articulations of women's shame.

The First Two Quartos of Hamlet

The First Two Quartos of Hamlet [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 147661556X
Author: Margrethe Jolly
Publisher: McFarland
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The First Two Quartos of Hamlet by Margrethe Jolly Book Resume:

It is nearly two centuries since the first quarto of Hamlet was rediscovered, yet there is still no consensus about its relationship to the second quarto. Indeed, the first quarto, the least frequently read Hamlet, has been dismissed as “corrupt,” “inferior” or like “a mutilated corpse,” even though in performance it has been described as “the absolute dynamo behind the play.” Currently one hypothesis dominates explanations about the quartos’ interrelationship, supposing that the first quarto (published 1603) was reconstructed from memory by one or more actors who had performed minor roles in a version of the second quarto (published 1604–5). The present study reports on a detailed linguistic reassessment of the principal arguments for memorial reconstruction. The evidence—including a three way comparison between the underlying French source in Les Histoires Tragiques and the two quartos, and the informal features and specific grammatical aspects, and a documented memorial reconstruction in 1779—does not support the dominant hypothesis. The cumulative evidence suggests that the earliest scholars to examine the first quarto were right: the 1603 Hamlet came first, and the second quarto is a substantial, later revision.

How to be a conservative

How to be a conservative [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1472903781
Author: Roger Scruton
Publisher: A&C Black
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How to be a conservative by Roger Scruton Book Resume:

What does it mean to be a conservative in an age so sceptical of conservatism? How can we live in the presence of our 'canonized forefathers' at a time when their cultural, religious and political bequest is so routinely rejected? With soft left-liberalism as the dominant force in Western politics, what can conservatives now contribute to public debate that will not be dismissed as pure nostalgia? In this highly personal and witty book, renowned philosopher Roger Scruton explains how to live as a conservative in spite of the pressures to exist otherwise. Drawing on his own experience as a counter-cultural presence in public life, Scruton argues that while humanity might survive in the absence of the conservative outlook, it certainly won't flourish. How to be a conservative is not only a blueprint for modern conservatism. It is a heartfelt appeal on behalf of old fashioned decencies and values, which are the bedrock of our weakened, but still enduring civilization.

Time in the Poetry of T. S. Eliot

Time in the Poetry of T. S. Eliot [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1349054801
Author: Nancy K. Gish
Publisher: Springer
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Theatre and Event

Theatre and Event [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137372370
Author: A. Kear
Publisher: Springer
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Theatre and Event by A. Kear Book Resume:

In the beginning of the 21st century, European theatre-makers have sought to consider the disastrous events of the 20th century as the unfinished business of the contemporary. In this book, Kear argues that by thinking through the logic of the event, contemporary performance offers an affective interrogation of 'the event' of the European century.