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Valediction

Valediction [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307570827
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Valediction by , Book Resume:

The most dangerous man to cross is one who isn't afraid to die. But the most deadly is one who doesn't want to live. And Spenser has just lost the woman who made life his #1 priority. So when a religious sect kidnaps a pretty young dancer, no death threat can make Spenser cut and run. Now a hit man's bullet is wearing Spenser's name. But Boston's big boys don't know Spenser's ready and willing to meet death more than halfway.

A Valediction

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

Collected Poems of John Donne - A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning + 57 other Songs and Sonnets

Collected Poems of John Donne - A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning + 57 other Songs and Sonnets [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8074849473
Author: John Donne
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Collected Poems of John Donne - A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning + 57 other Songs and Sonnets by John Donne Book Resume:

This carefully crafted ebook: “Collected Poems of John Donne - A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning + 57 other Songs and Sonnets " is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Content: A Valediction Forbidding Mourning; The Flea; The Good-Morrow; Song : Go and catch a falling star; Woman's Constancy; The Undertaking; The Sun Rising; The Indifferent; Love's Usury; The Canonization; The Triple Fool; Lovers' Infiniteness; Song : Sweetest love, I do not go; The Legacy; A Fever; Air and Angels; Break of Day; [Another of the same] [Break of Day]; The Anniversary; A Valediction of my Name, in the Window; Twickenham Garden; Valediction to his Book; Community; Love's Growth; Love's Exchange; Confined Love; The Dream; A Valediction of Weeping; Love's Alchemy; The Curse; The Message; A Nocturnal upon Saint Lucy's Day; Witchcraft by a Picture; The Bait; The Apparition; The Broken Heart; The Ecstacy; Love's Deity; Love's Diet; The Will; The Funeral; The Blossom; The Primrose; The Relic; The Damp; The Dissolution; A Jet Ring Sent; Negative Love; The Prohibition; The Expiration; The Computation; The Paradox; Song: Soul's joy, now I am gone; Farewell to Love; A Lecture Upon the Shadow; A Dialogue Between Sir Henry Wotton and Mr. Donne; The Token; Self-Love "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning" is a metaphysical poem written in 1611 or 1612 for his wife Anne before he left on a trip to Continental Europe. "A Valediction" is a 36-line love poem that was first published in the 1633 collection Songs and Sonnets, two years after Donne's death. Based around the idea of two parting lovers, the poem is notable for its use of conceits and heavy allegory to describe the couple's relationship. John Donne was an English poet, satirist, lawyer and priest. He is considered the pre-eminent representative of the metaphysical poets. His works are noted for their strong, sensual style and include sonnets, love poetry, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires and sermons. His poetry is noted for its vibrancy of language and inventiveness of metaphor, especially compared to that of his contemporaries.

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 Valediction for a Life

A Valediction for a Life [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1800469918
Author: Stephen Baddeley
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
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A Valediction for a Life by Stephen Baddeley 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.

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Language

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Language [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9401138184
Author: C. Georgopoulos,Roberta Ishihara
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Interdisciplinary Approaches to Language by C. Georgopoulos,Roberta Ishihara Book Resume:

The thirty-two papers in this collection are offered to Professor S.-Y. Kuroda by his friends, as a ge sture of their deep respect and enduring affection. One of the many ways in which Professor Kuroda has impressed us all is in the breadth of his interests and areas of expertise. He is one of those rare scholars whose work and interests span the whole range of his discipline. He is a figure of such intellectual stature that he has inspired, influenced, and encouraged researchers in an astonishing variety of projects. He continues to do so at an unslackened pace today, just as his own productivity remains vigorous. But mention of Yuki's inspiration and influence is inadequate without mention of his special humorousness, his mischievous wit, his charm and as a friend, has added a unique warmth. Knowing Yuki, and counting him quality to our lives. We who have contributed to this collection have done so in partial acknowledgement of, and gratitude for, this benign and masterful influence. The contributions to the collection reflect the range of Yuki's own interests, and cover a rich variety of approaches to the analysis of natural language. These include papers in philosophy, psychology, computer sciencel artificial intelligence, and linguistics, and, within linguistics, the entire breadth of the field: phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and computation. Though diverse in their themes, language areas, and foci, the papers are bound by their authors' common bond to Yuki.

English / Swedish Dictionary

English / Swedish Dictionary [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Joseph D. Lesser
Publisher: Joseph D. Lesser
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English / Swedish Dictionary by Joseph D. Lesser Book Resume:

This practical dictionary of the Swedish language contains over 45,000 entries in a concise, easy-to-use format. The direction of the translation is from English to Swedish. It offers a broad vocabulary from all areas as well as numerous idioms for holidays or for use as a classic reference work.

Omnia disce – Medieval Studies in Memory of Leonard Boyle, O.P.

Omnia disce – Medieval Studies in Memory of Leonard Boyle, O.P. [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 135191393X
Author: Joan Greatrex
Publisher: Routledge
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Omnia disce – Medieval Studies in Memory of Leonard Boyle, O.P. by Joan Greatrex Book Resume:

The eighteen studies included here reflect three particular aspects of Leonard Boyle's remarkable impact on teaching and scholarship. His abiding interest in the early history and architecture of the basilica of San Clemente in Rome forms the focus of Part I; his profound contribution to the theory and practice of palaeography is reflected in Part II; and his creative work on clerical education, pastoral care, and the Dominican Order, inspires Part III. In all these areas, Fr Boyle combined remarkable attention to detail with the humane ability to bring clarity to complex issues. This book commemorates his inspiration, but also reflects his favourite maxim, derived from the twelfth-century teacher-theologian, Hugh of St-Victor, to 'Learn everything', for 'afterwards you will find that nothing is superfluous.' The fourth section is devoted to Fr Leonard as friend, scholar, and Prefect of the Vatican Library, and it ends, fittingly, with what may be regarded as his own scholarly valediction, 'St Thomas Aquinas and the Third Millennium'.

A Cognitive Approach to John Donne’s Songs and Sonnets

A Cognitive Approach to John Donne’s Songs and Sonnets [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137348747
Author: M. Winkleman,Michael A. Winkelman
Publisher: Springer
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A Cognitive Approach to John Donne’s Songs and Sonnets by M. Winkleman,Michael A. Winkelman Book Resume:

Investigations into how the brain actually works have led to remarkable discoveries and these findings carry profound implications for interpreting literature. This study applies recent breakthroughs from neuroscience and evolutionary psychology in order to deepen our understanding of John Donne's Songs and Sonnets.

In Dante's Wake

In Dante's Wake [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0823264297
Author: John Freccero
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
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In Dante's Wake by John Freccero Book Resume:

Waking to find himself shipwrecked on a strange shore before a dark wood, the pilgrim of the Divine Comedy realizes he must set his sights higher and guide his ship to a radically different port. Starting on the sand of that very shore with Dante, John Freccero begins retracing the famous voyage recounted by the poet nearly 700 years ago. Freccero follows pilgrim and poet through the Comedy and then beyond, inviting readers both uninitiated and accomplished to join him in navigating this complex medieval masterpiece and its influence on later literature. Perfectly impenetrable in its poetry and unabashedly ambitious in its content, the Divine Comedy is the cosmos collapsed on itself, heavy with dense matter and impossible to expand. Yet Dante’s great triumph is seen in the tiny, subtle fragments that make up the seamless whole, pieces that the poet painstakingly sewed together to form a work that insinuates itself into the reader and inspires the work of the next author. Freccero magnifies the most infinitesimal elements of that intricate construction to identify self-similar parts, revealing the full breadth of the great poem. Using this same technique, Freccero then turns to later giants of literature— Petrarch, Machiavelli, Donne, Joyce, and Svevo—demonstrating how these authors absorbed these smallest parts and reproduced Dante in their own work. In the process, he confronts questions of faith, friendship, gender, politics, poetry, and sexuality, so that traveling with Freccero, the reader will both cross unknown territory and reimagine familiar faces, swimming always in Dante’s wake.

The Lying Stones Of Marrakech

The Lying Stones Of Marrakech [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1409000346
Author: Stephen Jay Gould
Publisher: Random House
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The Lying Stones Of Marrakech by Stephen Jay Gould Book Resume:

Stephen Jay Gould's writing remains the modern standard by which popular science writing is judged. Ever since the late 1970s up until till his death in 2002, his monthly essay in Natural History and his full-length books bridged the yawning gap between science and wider culture. In this fascinating new collection of essays from Natural History, Gould applied biographical perspectives to the illumination of key scientific concepts and their history, ranging from the origins of palaeontology to modern eugenics and genetic engineering. The essays brilliantly illuminate and elucidate the puzzles and paradoxes great and small that have fuelled the enterprise of science and opened our eyes to a world of unexpected wonders.

The Invention of Discovery, 1500–1700

The Invention of Discovery, 1500–1700 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 131702706X
Author: James Dougal Fleming
Publisher: Routledge
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The Invention of Discovery, 1500–1700 by James Dougal Fleming Book Resume:

The early modern period used to be known as the Age of Discovery. More recently, it has been troped as an age of invention. But was the invention/discovery binary itself invented, or discovered? This volume investigates the possibility that it was invented, through a range of early modern knowledge practices, centered on the emergence of modern natural science. From Bacon to Galileo, from stagecraft to math, from martyrology to romance, contributors to this interdisciplinary collection examine the period's generation of discovery as an absolute and ostensibly neutral standard of knowledge-production. They further investigate the hermeneutic implications for the epistemological authority that tends, in modernity, still to be based on that standard. The Invention of Discovery, 1500-1700 is a set of attempts to think back behind discovery, considered as a decisive trope for modern knowledge.

Essential 120000 English-Cebuano Words Dictionary

Essential 120000 English-Cebuano Words Dictionary [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Nam H Nguyen
Publisher: Nam H Nguyen
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Essential 120000 English-Cebuano Words Dictionary by Nam H Nguyen Book Resume:

The entire dictionary is an alphabetical list of English words and their French equivalent translations. It will be very useful for everyone (home, school, students, travel, interpreting and learning French or English). Ang tibuok nga diksyonaryo usa ka alpabetikal nga listahan sa Iningles nga mga pulong ug ang ilang French nga katumbas nga mga hubad. Kini mapuslanon kaayo alang sa tanan (panimalay, eskwelahan, estudyante, biyahe, paghubad ug pagtuon sa Pranses o Iningles).

The Black Dahlia

The Black Dahlia [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0446504467
Author: James Ellroy
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy Book Resume:

The highly acclaimed novel based on America's most infamous unsolved murder case. Dive into 1940s Los Angeles as two cops spiral out of control in their hunt for The Black Dahlia's killer in this powerful thriller that is "brutal and at the same time believable" (New York Times). On January 15, 1947, the torture-ravished body of a beautiful young woman is found in a Los Angeles vacant lot. The victim makes headlines as the Black Dahlia -- and so begins the greatest manhunt in California history. Caught up in the investigation are Bucky Bleichert and Lee Blanchard: Warrants Squad cops, friends, and rivals in love with the same woman. But both are obsessed with the Dahlia -- driven by dark needs to know everything about her past, to capture her killer, to possess the woman even in death. Their quest will take them on a hellish journey through the underbelly of postwar Hollywood, to the core of the dead girl's twisted life, past the extremes of their own psyches -- into a region of total madness.

Facing Loss and Death

Facing Loss and Death [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3110486334
Author: Peter Hühn
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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Facing Loss and Death by Peter Hühn Book Resume:

Lyric poetry as a temporal art-form makes pervasive use of narrative elements in organizing the progressive course of the poetic text. This observation justifies the application of the advanced methodology of narratology to the systematic analysis of lyric poems. After a concise presentation of this transgeneric approach to poetry, the study sets out to demonstrate its practical fruitfulness in detailed analyses of a large number of English (and some American) poems from the early modern period to the present. The narratological approach proves particularly suited to focus on the hitherto widely neglected dimension of sequentiality, the dynamic progression of the poetic utterance and its eventful turns, which largely constitute the raison d'être of the poem. To facilitate comparisons, the examples chosen share one special thematic complex, the traumatic experience of severe loss: the death of a beloved person, the imminence of one’s own death, the death of a revered fellow-poet and the loss of a fundamental stabilizing order. The function of the poems can be described as facing the traumatic experience in the poetic medium and employing various coping strategies. The poems thus possess a therapeutic impetus.

Being Dead

Being Dead [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781429980159
Author: Jim Crace
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Being Dead by Jim Crace Book Resume:

A haunting new novel about love, death, and the afterlife, from the author of Quarantine Baritone Bay, mid-afternoon. A couple, naked, married almost thirty years, are lying murdered in the dunes. "Their bodies had expired, but anyone could tell--just look at them--that Joseph and Celice were still devoted. For while his hand was touching her, curved round her shin, the couple seemed to have achieved that peace the world denies, a period of grace, defying even murder. Anyone who found them there, so wickedly disfigured, would nevertheless be bound to see that something of their love had survived the death of cells. The corpses were surrendered to the weather and the earth, but they were still a man and wife, quietly resting; flesh on flesh; dead, but not departed yet."

Something Unbelievable

Something Unbelievable [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0525511911
Author: Maria Kuznetsova
Publisher: Random House
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Something Unbelievable by Maria Kuznetsova Book Resume:

An overwhelmed new mom discovers unexpected parallels between life in twenty-first-century America and her grandmother’s account of their family’s escape from the Nazis in this sharp, heartfelt novel. “A fresh perspective—one that’s both haunting and hilarious—on dual-timeline war stories, a feat that only a writer of Kuznetsova’s caliber could pull off.”—Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue Larissa is a stubborn, brutally honest woman in her eighties, tired of her home in Kiev, Ukraine—tired of everything really, except for her beloved granddaughter, Natasha. Natasha is tired as well, but that’s because she just had a baby, and she’s struggling to balance her roles as a new mother, a wife, a struggling actress, and a host to her husband’s slacker best friend, Stas, who has been staying with them in their cramped one-bedroom apartment in upper Manhattan. When Natasha asks Larissa to tell the story of her family’s Soviet wartime escape from the Nazis in Kiev, she reluctantly agrees. Maybe Natasha is just looking for distraction from her own life, but Larissa is desperate to make her happy, even though telling the story makes her heart ache. Larissa recounts the nearly three-year period when she fled with her self-absorbed sister, parents, and grandmother to a factory town in the Ural Mountains where they faced starvation, a cholera outbreak, a tragic suicide, and where she was torn in her affections for two brothers from a wealthy family. But neither Larissa nor Natasha can anticipate how loudly these lessons of the past will echo in their present moments. Something Unbelievable explores with piercing wit and tender feeling just how much our circumstances shape our lives and what we pass on to the younger generations, willingly or not.

Beyond This Dark House

Beyond This Dark House [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 014318735X
Author: Guy Gavriel Kay
Publisher: Penguin
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Beyond This Dark House by Guy Gavriel Kay Book Resume:

Before Guy Gavriel Kay became known for his groundbreaking works of speculative fiction, establishing himself as one of the world's most respected writers in that genre, he was an accomplished poet, his work appearing in major literary journals such as The Antigonish Review and Prism. Through the years, while writing his dramatic international bestsellers, Kay has continued to quietly explore the paths and boundaries of poetry as well. Now for the first time, Guy Gavriel Kay's poetry has been gathered and selected for publication. For those familiar with his fiction, the poems in Beyond This Dark House will resonate for their linguistic and emotional nuances and their mythological allusions, echoing and illuminating themes of his fiction. But readers of contemporary poetry will also be captivated by the exquisite craft and power of these poems. Some are ironic and austere, slyly tracing the interplay of writer and world, present and past; others are sensual, even erotic, charting the mercurial but abiding nature of passion-in love, in language, in history.

Foregone

Foregone [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1771964006
Author: Russell Banks
Publisher: Biblioasis
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Foregone by Russell Banks Book Resume:

A searing story about memory and betrayal from the acclaimed and bestselling Russell Banks In his late seventies and dying of cancer, famed Canadian-American documentary filmmaker Leonard Fife, one of sixty thousand draft evaders who fled to Canada to avoid Vietnam, has agreed to one final interview, determined to bare all his secrets and demythologize his mythologized life. But the story that unspools in front of the camera and an intimate chorus of observers, including Fife’s wife, his nurse, and his acolyte and former star student Malcolm Macleod, is confoundingly unexpected, the dark and affecting account of a man entirely unknown to all. A searing novel about memory, betrayal, love, and the faint grace note of redemption, Russell Banks’s Foregone is a daring and resonant work about the scope of one man’s mysterious life, revealed through the fragments of his recovered past.

In Other Words

In Other Words [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3110861380
Author: J. Lachlan Mackenzie,Richard Todd
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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