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Catch A Falling Star

Author: Ken McCoy
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-12-15
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1405513241
Rating: 4.3/5 (41 downloads)

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The only life Dove McKenna has ever known has been one of the open road. Living with her parents and her brother in a show wagon, travelling from town to town, performing for folk happy enough to pay them for their entertainment, whilst dismissing them as 'gippos' and 'thieves' behind their backs. But it is not until after their mother's death that they settle in one place long enough for Dove to really feel her difference. The McKennas set up camp on a patch of barren land just outside Leeds and Dove and Henry finally get the chance to go to school. And though at St Joseph's they encounter prejudice from pupils, teachers and parents, they find friendships too. Dove begins to dream of acceptance and perhaps even a better home life. For, when sober, their father is an amiable enough soul, but when drunk he can be a monster. And Malachy McKenna is drunk more often than not . . .

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Rejuvenating the Humanities

Author: Ray Broadus Browne
Publsiher: Popular Press
Total Pages: 188
Release: 1992
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780879725464
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The humanities are the human elements in any culture. In the West these humanities have ordinarily been anchored in and derivative of Eurocentric culture, and have been centered on elite and art-related subjects. As such they have strengthened and perpetuated elite culture, and have been restricted and narrow in their point of view. They have enervated the modern humanities which in a democratic society insist on having democratic humanities. Democratic humanities demand a new point of view which demands respect for and dignity to the common aspects of culture as well as inclusion of those elements. It is time the call went ringing through the land: The Old is Sick, Please Bring Assistance! Rejuvenate the humanities! The essays in this volume are Assistance, an effort to demonstrate the inalienable need for new subjects in the humanities canon and the value of those subjects as parts of the New Humanities. The twenty essays in this effort to bring new vitality to the humanities range through fields familiar in life but unfamiliar in the humanities canon. They include leisure, folk cultures, material culture, pornography, comics, animal rights, Black studies, travelling and, of course, the bugbear of academics, television. The authors include some of the outstanding scholar-observers of today, all of whom address their subjects in cool, dispassionate and convincing reason. The subject of revitalizing the Humanities is important indeed. This volume will go a long way toward alerting the intellectual community to the desperate need to bring new understanding to the study of the modern humanities.

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Once Upon a Falling Star

Author: Betty Junkin Guest
Publsiher: Author House
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2012-01-23
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 1463431139
Rating: 4.1/5 (39 downloads)

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The year is 1935. Bettina, just turned six, is spending her summer vacation with Granny and Dada, her grandmother and grandfather, in Kalenda, a small North Texas town. In addition to her grandparents, the household includes Franky, their cook / housekeeper / laundress, whose husband Professor, principal of the K-12 Negro school, drives Franky to work and spends time at the kitchen table with Dada, discussing world events, and Rufus, the gardener / handyman / chauffeur. Frequent visitors are Nanny, Granny's crippled younger sister, and her husband, Harry, who drive into town from their small farm in an old Pierce Arrow which only Nanny can drive and only in second gear, and Uncle, Granny's younger brother, who lives alone near the railroad tracks with his two hunting dogs. Among the colorful townsfolk are Dolly (wife of Jolly), who has no children but has a wondrous doll collection for all the town's children to enjoy; Scrap, the trash man, who drives a mule-drawn cart to pick up castoffs which he turns into treasures; Miss Annie, the widow of a sea captain, who wears trousers, smokes an occasional cigar,and drives a bright yellow roadster; and Woodrow, confused but harmless, who thinks he is the President of the United States. But through all the delights of a carefree, almost magical summer, is woven the shadow of eight-year-old Billy Jack, the mostly unsupervised son of a mother long gone and a father who works in the oil fields. Billy Jack has told Bettina that Mrs. Crone, a strange neighbor who dresses all in black, is a witch. Bettina is afraid of Mrs. Crone, as well as of the frowning life-size angel with its sword unsheathed, which Mrs. Crone erected at the entrance of Townview Cemetery.

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The Facts on File Companion to British Poetry

Author: Virginia Brackett
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 497
Release: 2008
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1438108354
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Presents a comprehensive A-to-Z reference with approximately 400 entries providing facts about British poets and their poetry from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

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Catch a Falling Star

Author: Beth K. Vogt
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-05-07
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1451660294
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Successful career gal Kendall Haynes is tired of wishing on stars for a home and a family. Can God’s dreams for her be even better than her own? Is life about accomplishing plans . . . or wishes coming true . . . or something more? Dr. Kendall Haynes’s plans to have it all—a career, a husband, a family—are eluding her. Now that she’s thirty-six, she needs to stop wishing upon a star and face reality: Some dreams just never come true. Air Force pilot Griffin Walker prefers flying solo in the air and on the ground—until a dangerous choice ejects him from the cockpit. His life becomes even more complicated after the sudden death of his parents makes him the guardian of his sixteen-year-old brother. There’s no way his life will ever get back on course now. When their lives collide during a near tragedy, Kendall and Griffin must decide if they can embrace the unexpected changes God has waiting for them.

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John Donne and the Metaphysical Poets

Author: Harold Bloom
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 609
Release: 2008
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1438117035
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A selection of older literary criticism on John Donne.

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Tough Lessons in Life

Author: Brooke Elizabeth Wisley
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 76
Release: 2003-05-18
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 0595279341
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Children of the Roojme

Author: Elmaz Abinader
Publsiher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Total Pages: 324
Release: 1997
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780299157340
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In this lyrical memoir of her Lebanese-American family, Elmaz Abinader offers a vivid account of uprooted and resettled lives. Spanning four generations and two continents, Children of the Roojme is the story of a family from the mountains of Lebanon and their emigration to western Pennsylvania. More than that, it bears intimate witness to the hardships of World War I, the disintegrating Ottoman empire, abandonment of centuries-old villages, and the New World conflict between cultural tradition and assimilation.

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British Literature-Student

Author: James P. Stobaugh
Publsiher: New Leaf Publishing Group
Total Pages: 476
Release: 2012-11-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1614582688
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Enjoy beloved classics while developing vocabulary, reading, and critical thinking skills! Each literature book in the series is a one-year course Each chapter has five lessons with daily concept-building exercises, warm-up questions, and guided readings Easy-to-use with suggested reading schedules and daily calendar Equips students to think critically about philosophy and trends in culture, and articulate their views through writing A well-crafted presentation of whole-book or whole-work selections from the major genres of classic literature (prose, poetry, and drama), each course has 34 chapters representing 34 weeks of study, with an overview of narrative background material on the writers, their historical settings, and worldview. The rich curriculum’s content is infused with critical thinking skills, and an easy-to-use teacher’s guide outlines student objectives with each chapter, providing the answers to the assignments and weekly exercises. The final lesson of the week includes both the exam, covering insights on the week’s chapter, as well as essays developed through the course of that week’s study, chosen by the educator and student to personalize the coursework for the individual learner.

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British Literature

Author: James Stobaugh
Publsiher: New Leaf Publishing Group
Total Pages: 476
Release: 2012-11
Genre: Education
ISBN: 0890516731
Rating: 4.6/5 (31 downloads)

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A remarkable exploration of the best in written works from around the world is at the heart of an amazing new literature series from respected educator and author, Dr. James Stobaugh. Contains concept building exercises for warm-up, suggested reading lists and schedules, writing activities for enrichment, biblical applications and special project and critical thinking exercises. Comprehensive and complete to allow for a year's worth of study. Structured to standalone or be integrated into a comprehensive curriculum, designed to present a strong sample of literature to help the Christian student from a strong and biblical worldview.

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The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Author: Oxford University Press
Publsiher: Oxford [England] : Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1160
Release: 1999
Genre: Quotations
ISBN: 9780198601739
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This major new edition of The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations offers the broadest and most up-to-date coverage of quotations available today. Now with 20,000 quotations arranged by author, this is Oxford's largest quotations dictionary ever. As well as quotations from traditional sources,and with improved coverage of world religions and classical Greek and Latin literature, this foremost dictionary of quotations now covers areas such as proverbs and nursery rhymes. For the first time there are special sections for Advertising Slogans, Epitaphs, Film Lines, and Misquotations, whichbring together topical and related quotes, and allow you to browse through the best quotations on a given subject. In this new fifth edition there is enhanced accessibility with a new thematic index to help you find the best quotes on a chosen subject, more in-depth details of the earliest traceable source, an extensive keyword index, and biographical cross-references, so you will easily be able to findquotations for all occasions, and identify who said what, where, and when.

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The Greatest Poems of John Donne

Author: John Donne
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2017-12-06
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 8027233542
Rating: 4.3/5 (42 downloads)

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Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "The Greatest Poems of John Donne". This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. 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. John Donne (1572–1631) was an English poet and cleric in the Church of England. He is considered the pre-eminent representative of the metaphysical poets.

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The Rift in The Lute

Author: Maximilian de Gaynesford
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-04-13
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0192517813
Rating: 4.7/5 (13 downloads)

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What is it for poetry to be serious and to be taken seriously? What is it to be open to poetry, exposed to its force, attuned to what it says and alive to what it does? These are important questions that call equally on poetry and philosophy. But poetry and philosophy, notoriously, have an ancient quarrel. Maximilian de Gaynesford sets out to understand and convert their mutual antipathy into something mutually enhancing, so that we can begin to answer these and other questions. The key to attuning poetry and philosophy lies in the fact that poetic utterances are best appreciated as doing things. For it is as doing things that the speech act approach in analytic philosophy of language tries to understand all utterances. Taking such an approach, this book offers ways to enhance our appreciation of poetry and to develop our understanding of philosophy. It explores work by a range of poets from Chaucer to Geoffrey Hill and J. H. Prynne, and culminates in an extended study of Shakespeare's Sonnets. What work does poetry set itself, and how does this determine the way it is to be judged? What do poets commit themselves to, and what they may be held responsible for? What role does a poet have, or their audience, or their context, in determining the meaning of a poem, what work it is able to achieve? These are the questions that an attuned approach is able to ask and answer.

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Bartlett's Familiar Quotations

Author: Geoffrey O'Brien
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 2787
Release: 2022-10-25
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 0316375314
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From ancient Egypt to today, enjoy a sweeping survey of world history through its most memorable words in this completely revised and updated nineteenth edition. More than 150 years after its initial publication, Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations now enters its nineteenth edi­tion. First compiled by John Bartlett, a bookseller in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as a commonplace book of only 258 pages, the original 1855 edition mainly featured selections from the Bible, Shakespeare, and the great English poets. Today, Bartlett’s includes more than 20,000 quotes from roughly 4,000 con­tributors. Spanning centuries of thought and culture, it remains the finest and most popular compendium of quotations ever assembled. While continuing to draw on timeless classi­cal references, this edition also incorporates more than 3,000 new quotes from more than 700 new sources, including Alison Bechdel, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Pope Francis, Atul Gawande, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Hilary Mantel, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Claudia Rankine, Fred Rogers, Bernie Sanders, Patti Smith, and Malala Yousafzai. Bartlett’s showcases the thoughts not only of renowned figures from the arts, literature, politics, science, sports, and business, but also of otherwise unknown individuals whose thought-provoking ideas have moved, unsettled, or inspired readers and listeners throughout the ages. Bartlett’s makes searching for the perfect quote easy in three ways: alphabetically by author, chrono­logically by the author’s birth date, or thematically by subject. Whether one is searching for appropriate remarks for a celebration, comforting thoughts for a serious occasion, or simply to answer the question “Who said that?” Bartlett’s offers readers and schol­ars alike a stunning treasury of words that have influ­enced

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«Однажды ночью я увидел вечность...» Английские стихотворения XVI–XVII веков / I saw Eternity the other night...

Author: Коллектив авторов
Publsiher: Litres
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2019-07-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study
ISBN: 5041788715
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В сборник вошли стихотворные произведения Томаса Уайетта, Уолтера Рейли, Эдмунда Спенсера, Уильяма Шекспира, Джона Донна и многих других английских поэтов XVI–XVII вв.Каждое стихотворение приводится сначала с включенным в него (в скобках) дословным переводом на русский язык и лексическим комментарием, а затем повторяется уже без перевода.Такая «встроенность» перевода и комментария в текст дает возможность читать английскую поэзию в подлиннике даже читателю, только начинающему осваивать английский язык и знакомиться с английской литературой.

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Questioning Bodies in Shakespeare's Rome

Author: Maria Del Sapio Garbero
Publsiher: V&R unipress GmbH
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2010
Genre: Aufsatzsammlung
ISBN: 3899717406
Rating: 4.7/5 (6 downloads)

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Ancient Rome has always been considered a compendium of City and World. In the Renaissance, an era of epistemic fractures, when the clash between the 'new science' (Copernicus, Galileo, Vesalius, Bacon, etcetera) and the authority of ancient texts produced the very notion of modernity, the extended and expanding geography of ancient Rome becomes, for Shakespeare and the Elizabethans, a privileged arena in which to question the nature of bodies and the place they hold in a changing order of the universe. Drawing on the rich scenario provided by Shakespeare's Rome, and adopting an interdisciplinary perspective, the authors of this volume address the way in which the different bodies of the earthly and heavenly spheres are re-mapped in Shakespeare's time and in early modern European culture. More precisely, they investigate the way bodies are fashioned to suit or deconstruct a culturally articulated system of analogies between earth and heaven, microcosm and macrocosm. As a whole, this collection brings to the fore a wide range of issues connected to the Renaissance re-mapping of the world and the human. It should interest not only Shakespeare scholars but all those working on the interaction between sciences and humanities.

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Author: Elizabeth Knowles
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 2642
Release: 2014-09-18
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 019105366X
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The first edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations was published in 1941 and for over 70 years this bestselling book has remained unrivalled in its coverage of quotations past and present. The eighth edition is a vast treasury of wit and wisdom spanning the centuries and providing the ultimate answer to the question, 'Who said that?' Find that half-remembered line in a browser's paradise of over 20,000 quotations, comprehensively indexed for ready reference. Lord Byron may have taken the view: 'I think it great affectation not to quote oneself', but for the less self-centred the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations provides a quote for every occasion from the greatest minds of history and from undistinguished characters known only for one happy line. Drawing on Oxford's unrivalled dictionary research programme and unique language monitoring, over 700 new quotations have been added to this eighth edition from authors ranging from St Joan of Arc and Coco Chanel to Albrecht Dürer and Thomas Jefferson. New sayings from across the ages include 'It would not be better if things happened to men just as they wish' (the classical writer Heraclitus), 'Fight on, and God will give the Victory' (the suffragette Emily Wilding Davison), and 'The future is already here—it's just not evenly distributed' (the writer William Gibson).