Pdf ebook: Darling Last Time

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Summary: Darling Last Time is a poetry book based on one woman's perspective of the many trials and tribulations experienced through living life. This work entails

  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 9780595619290
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 190
  • Language: English
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Description: Darling Last Time is a poetry book based on one woman's perspective of the many trials and tribulations experienced through living life. This work entails words of great courage and beauty, bringing a sense of conviction and honesty to readers; male or female, aging from the late teens and on up. Darling Last Time entails the emotions experienced, as if on a timeline, through healing from physical illness, transitions which occur mentally and physically after the break-up or at the start of a new relationship(s), starting a new life, or gathering the hope and perseverance it takes to go on; despite numerous obstacles we may face in our lives. Darling Last Time also exhibits a rare sense of humor, found in poems about your "normal" working day, housewives and their duties at home, fast food and the grand holiday experience! Darling Last Time depicts the fashionably funny side of everyday events experienced by everyone. So, read on to experience a roller coaster ride; the towering highs and plummeting lows involved in life. Oh, and don't forget, there's a few laughs in there, too!


Pdf ebook: A Friend's Last Gift

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Summary: The building’s newest tenant scared and intrigued Maggie. On the night she met Clark, she had no idea how much he would change her world. Clark was immed

  • Author : Tracy E Whipple
  • Publisher: BalboaPress
  • ISBN: 1452534578
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 200
  • Language: English
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Description: The building’s newest tenant scared and intrigued Maggie. On the night she met Clark, she had no idea how much he would change her world. Clark was immediately curious and attracted to his new neighbor. Would his decision to move closer to family change his life in ways he could not even imagine? Are Maggie and Clark ready for the future? Are they ready for each other? Would her friend’s final gift bring all the pieces together and show them the path to happiness? “A Friend’s Last Gift is a thoughtfully written debut novel with authentic and charming characters. Tracy Whipple’s book is a sensitive and warm story that will be instantly relatable to readers.” — Janeen Alves, CPA, MBT “Amazed that this is Ms. Whipple's first novel! Lively, entertaining, fun—a wonderful, feel good escape. I cannot wait to hear what happens in the sequel!” —Laura Erdman-Luntz, yoga educator, life coach, author of Awaken to Joy “Tracy’s prose sets a wonderful stage; her descriptions take you directly into the scene. You taste, smell, feel, hear, and see what is happening.” —Susanne W., national board certified high school educator, presidential awardee for excellence in teaching


Pdf ebook: The Book Thief

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Summary: The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. Nominated as one of America's best

  • Author : Markus Zusak
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 0307433846
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 592
  • Language: English
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Description: The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.


Pdf ebook: Think on These Things

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Summary: ‘The material contained in this volume was originally presented in the form of talks to students, teachers and parents in India, but its keen penetration

  • Author : Jiddu Krishnamurti
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062026399
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Language: English
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Description: ‘The material contained in this volume was originally presented in the form of talks to students, teachers and parents in India, but its keen penetration and lucid simplicity will be deeply meaningful to thoughtful people everywhere, of all ages, and in every walk of life. Krishnamurti examines with characteristic objectivity and insight the expressions of what we are pleased to call our culture, our education, religion, politics and tradition; and he throws much light on such basic emotions as ambition, greed and envy, the desire for security and the lust for power – all of which he shows to be deteriorating factors in human society.’From the Editor’s Note‘Krishnamurti’s observations and explorations of modern man’s estate are penetrating and profound, yet given with a disarming simplicity and directness. To listen to him or to read his thoughts is to face oneself and the world with an astonishing morning freshness.’Anne Marrow Lindbergh


Pdf ebook: Insect Reproduction

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Summary: This book consisting of ten review chapters contributed by leading workers in their respective fields, from around the world, covers the whole subject of i

  • Author : S. R. Leather
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1351082051
  • Genre: Science
  • Number of Pages: 266
  • Language: English
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Description: This book consisting of ten review chapters contributed by leading workers in their respective fields, from around the world, covers the whole subject of insect reproduction.It begins with the basic physiological questions of insect reproduction, moves on to discuss the new advances seen in the fields of behavioural and ecological mechanisms, and culminates by examining the recent work on evolutionary biology and its application in the field. Each chapter, although including a brief review of the basic seminal work, focuses mainly on the advances made within the last ten years and highlights those areas in which the respective authors see the greatest scope for further important advances


Pdf ebook: Political Violence in Ancient India

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Summary: Gandhi and Nehru helped create a myth of nonviolence in ancient India that obscures a troubled, complex heritage: a long struggle to reconcile the ethics o

  • Author : Upinder Singh
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674981286
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 540
  • Language: English
  • Views: 435
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Description: Gandhi and Nehru helped create a myth of nonviolence in ancient India that obscures a troubled, complex heritage: a long struggle to reconcile the ethics of nonviolence with the need to use violence to rule. Upinder Singh documents the tension between violence and nonviolence in ancient Indian political thought and practice, 600 BCE to 600 CE.


Pdf ebook: Time, Eternity, and the Trinity

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Summary: One of the vital issues in contemporary Christian theology is the problem of a renewed understanding of God's eternity and its relation to time. This is no

  • Author : Eunsoo Kim
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1630876615
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 376
  • Language: English
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Description: One of the vital issues in contemporary Christian theology is the problem of a renewed understanding of God's eternity and its relation to time. This is not merely a peripheral doctrinal issue, but lies at the heart of our understanding of God and humanity, and contributes to our entire worldview. This study focuses on a long-standing debate between two competing views on God's eternity: one focused on God's absolute timelessness in classical theism, and the other on God's temporal everlastingness in contemporary panentheism. In contrast to both of these well-worn options, this book presents an alternative Trinitarian analogical understanding of God's eternity and its relation to time, especially through a critical reflection on Karl Barth's and Hans Urs von Balthasar's engagement of the issue. This analogical approach, based on the dynamic and dramatic concepts of God's being-in-relation and of the Triune God's communicative action in eternity and time, has the potential to resolve the debate between absolute timeless eternity and temporal everlasting duration.


Pdf ebook: Church as Communion

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Summary: This book innovatively explores the notion of koinonia for understanding the nature and function of the Church. Since the Scriptures assert that the Church

  • Author : Philip Kariatlis
  • Publisher: ISD LLC
  • ISBN: 1925612597
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
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Description: This book innovatively explores the notion of koinonia for understanding the nature and function of the Church. Since the Scriptures assert that the Church is the Church of God, God's communal mode of existence is looked at namely, God who is a communion of three hypostases relating to one another in an interpenetrating koinonia of infinite love as a way of understanding the very being of the church as communion. Such a notion of koinonia, far from having anything to do with socio-political understandings, suggests that it is a foundational gift bestowed from above to the world as the solution par excellence to the impasse of isolationism. More often than not, however, such an ecclesiology of communion has not taken seriously the historical reality of the Church living within the fallen world along with its ceaseless temptations, divisions and even sins in history. In this way, it becomes apparent that a dialectic needs to be acknowledged in the notion of communion as both foundational gift from God, and yet one still to be fully realised. Accordingly, this work shows that the Church is not only as the gift of God's miraculous presence here on earth. The Church is also constantly striving to exist epicletically until such time as it will fully experience the final consummation in Gods eschatological kingdom. An examination of this double dimensionality of the Church is undertaken in order to assess if this is in line with the Scriptural witness of the ekklesia. Having established the gift-goal dialectic in the notion of koinonia in the New Testament Church, the study then traces the trajectory of this dynamic approach to koinonia in the Churchs worship and authoritative structures. This promises to cast both a deeper light on, and a more realistic solution to ecclesiological problems within the life of the Church today, allowing for the Churchs constant renewal.


Pdf ebook: Mental Capacity Casebook

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Summary: The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) provides a legal framework for acting on behalf of individuals who lack the capacity to make decisions for themselves. T

  • Author : Tracey Ryan-Morgan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1000000052
  • Genre: Law
  • Number of Pages: 250
  • Language: English
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Description: The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) provides a legal framework for acting on behalf of individuals who lack the capacity to make decisions for themselves. The Mental Capacity Casebook showcases numerous real-life case studies in accordance to this Act. Through the exploration of various mental capacity assessments, this book highlights the psychological needs of the individuals who are supported and protected by the MCA. Dr. Tracey Ryan-Morgan, a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist, is the first to bridge the gap between the individual’s psychological requirements and the legal framework surrounding them. Not only does this book present true, often complex, mental capacity assessments, it does so with legitimate corresponding commentaries. Each case outlines the presented problem along with its background, social context, psychological matters, the overriding opinion and concluding learning points. This book provides a unique standpoint, offering insight into the complexities of the Act and practical guidance on how to conduct assessments. It serves as essential reading for those looking for guidance whilst making complex capacity decisions, such as Clinical Neuropsychologists, Social Workers, and Legal Professionals.


Pdf ebook: The Last Lecture

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Summary: "We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."---Randy Pausch A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors a

  • Author : Randy Pausch
  • Publisher: Hachette Books
  • ISBN: 1401395511
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
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Description: "We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."---Randy Pausch A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy? When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave--"Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams"--wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because "time is all you have...and you may find one day that you have less than you think"). It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living. In this book, Randy Pausch has combined the humor, inspiration and intelligence that made his lecture such a phenomenon and given it an indelible form. It is a book that will be shared for generations to come.


Pdf ebook: Reading Our Lives

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Summary: Against the background of Socrates' insight that the unexamined life is not worth living, Reading Our Lives: The Poetics of Growing Old investigates the of

  • Author : William L. Randall,Elizabeth McKim
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199719204
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Number of Pages: 352
  • Language: English
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Description: Against the background of Socrates' insight that the unexamined life is not worth living, Reading Our Lives: The Poetics of Growing Old investigates the often overlooked inside dimensions of aging. Despite popular portrayals of mid- and later life as entailing inevitable decline, this book looks at aging as, potentially, a process of poiesis: a creative endeavor of fashioning meaning from the ever-accumulating texts - memories and reflections-that constitute our inner worlds. At its center is the conviction that although we are constantly reading our lives to some degree anyway, doing so in a mindful matter is critical to our development in the second half of life. Drawing on research in numerous disciplines affected by the so-called narrative turn - including cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and the psychology of aging - authors Randall and McKim articulate a vision of aging that promises to accommodate such time-honored concepts as wisdom and spirituality: one that understands aging as a matter not merely of getting old but of consciously growing old.


Pdf ebook: The Last Lion Box Set

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Summary: Universally acclaimed for their compelling narrative, their fresh insights, and their objective renderings of Winston Churchill's life, The Last Lion trilo

  • Author : Paul Reid,William Manchester
  • Publisher: Little, Brown
  • ISBN: 0316247588
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 3008
  • Language: English
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Description: Universally acclaimed for their compelling narrative, their fresh insights, and their objective renderings of Winston Churchill's life, The Last Lion trilogy presents a revelatory and unparalleled portrait of this brilliant, flawed, and dynamic adventurer, aristocrat, soldier, and statesman. Born at the end of the 19th century when Imperial Britain still stood at the splendid pinnacle of her power, Churchill would witness the shift a few years later as the Empire hovered on the brink of a catastrophic new era. One of the greatest wartime leaders of our time, he would go on to stand alone, politically isolated in Parliament, as he took the lead in warning of the growing Nazi threat, and would lead Britain to victory against Nazi Germany and the Axis powers in World War II. Now, celebrated historian William Manchester's landmark biographies are collected together for the first time, along with the eagerly anticipated final installment Churchill's last years in power. More than thirty years in the making, The Last Lion is the definitive work on this remarkable man whose courageous vision guided the destiny of a nation during darkly troubled times-and who looms as one of the greatest figures of our century.


Pdf ebook: The Gospel according to S. John

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  • Author : James Ford
  • Publisher: Рипол Классик
  • ISBN: 5871612180
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 725
  • Language: English
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Pdf ebook: Holiday Dinners with Bradley Ogden

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Summary: Award-winning chef Bradley Ogden presents his first cookbook in over a decade. Holiday Dinners with Bradley Ogden includes 150 cherished recipes for a rang

  • Author : Bradley Ogden
  • Publisher: Running Press
  • ISBN: 0762443596
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Number of Pages: 280
  • Language: English
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Description: Award-winning chef Bradley Ogden presents his first cookbook in over a decade. Holiday Dinners with Bradley Ogden includes 150 cherished recipes for a range of winter holidays—Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's—in one easy-to-use and delicious guide for making the most memorable meals for the most special occasions. With preparation schedules, sample menus, and instructive sidebars, Chef Ogden takes the guesswork out of holiday preparation so that you can spend more time with the family and less time in the kitchen. With Ogden's focus on responsible cooking, he includes information on buying sustainable local ingredients, and a glossary of terms.


Pdf ebook: Foretold

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Summary: Richelle Mead, Lisa McMann, Michael Grant, Meg Cabot, Laini Taylor, and nine more of the hottest YA authors to hit the shelves explore the concepts of prop

  • Author : Carrie Ryan
  • Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 0375984429
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 368
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1069
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Description: Richelle Mead, Lisa McMann, Michael Grant, Meg Cabot, Laini Taylor, and nine more of the hottest YA authors to hit the shelves explore the concepts of prophecy and prediction in this story collection edited by NYT bestselling author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth, Carrie Ryan. Have you ever been tempted to look into the future? To challenge predictions? To question fate? It's human nature to wonder about life's twists and turns. But is the future already written—or do you have the power to alter it? From fantastical prophecies to predictions of how the future will transpire, Foretold is a collection of stories about our universal fascination with life's unknowns and of what is yet to come as interpreted by 14 of young adult fiction's brightest stars. This collection includes works from: Malinda Lo (Ash) Lisa McMann (Wake) Kami Garcia (Beautiful Creatures) Margaret Stohl (Beautiful Creatures) Laini Taylor (The Daughter of Smoke and Bone) Michael Grant (Gone) Saundra Mitchell (The Vespertine) Richelle Mead (the Vampire Academy) Matt de la Pena (I Will Save You) Meg Cabot (The Princess Diaries) Heather Brewer (The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod) Diana Peterfreund (Rampant) Simone Elkeles (Perfect Chemistry) Carrie Ryan (The Forest of Hands and Teeth)


Pdf ebook: John Clare's Romanticism

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Summary: This book offers a major reassessment of John Clare’s poetry and his position in the Romantic canon. Alert to Clare’s knowledge of the work of his Roma

  • Author : Adam White
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319538594
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 332
  • Language: English
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Description: This book offers a major reassessment of John Clare’s poetry and his position in the Romantic canon. Alert to Clare’s knowledge of the work of his Romantic contemporaries and near contemporaries, it puts forward the first extended series of comparisons of Clare’s poetry with texts we now think of as defining the period – in particular poems by Robert Burns, William Wordsworth, Lord Byron, and John Keats. It makes fully evident Clare’s original contribution to the aesthetic culture of the age by analysing how he explores a wide range of concerns and preoccupations which are central to, and especially privileged in, Romantic-period poetics, including ‘fancy’, the sublime, childhood, ruins, joy, ‘poesy’, and a love lyric marked by a peculiar self-consciousness about sincere expression. At the heart of this book is the claim that the hitherto under-scrutinised subjective stances, transcendent modes, and abstract qualities of Clare’s lyric poetry situate him firmly within, and as fundamentally part of, Romanticism, at the same time as his writing constitutes a distinctive contribution to one of the most fascinating eras of English literature.


Pdf ebook: Magic and Magicians in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Time

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Summary: There are no clear demarcation lines between magic, astrology, necromancy, medicine, and even sciences in the pre-modern world. Under the umbrella term 'ma

  • Author : Albrecht Classen
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN: 311055772X
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 767
  • Language: English
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Description: There are no clear demarcation lines between magic, astrology, necromancy, medicine, and even sciences in the pre-modern world. Under the umbrella term 'magic,' the contributors to this volume examine a wide range of texts, both literary and religious, both medical and philosophical, in which the topic is discussed from many different perspectives. The fundamental concerns address issue such as how people perceived magic, whether they accepted it and utilized it for their own purposes, and what impact magic might have had on the mental structures of that time. While some papers examine the specific appearance of magicians in literary texts, others analyze the practical application of magic in medical contexts. In addition, this volume includes studies that deal with the rise of the witch craze in the late fifteenth century and then also investigate whether the Weberian notion of disenchantment pertaining to the modern world can be maintained. Magic is, oddly but significantly, still around us and exerts its influence. Focusing on magic in the medieval world thus helps us to shed light on human culture at large.


Pdf ebook: A Harmony of the Life of St. Paul

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Summary: This book is designed as a handbook for students, to be used with short outline studies of Paul's life. It is called a harmony because Goodwin has endeavor

  • Author : Frank J. Goodwin
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1592448534
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
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Description: This book is designed as a handbook for students, to be used with short outline studies of Paul's life. It is called a harmony because Goodwin has endeavored to blend the history of Paul's life as given in the Acts of the Apostles with selections from the Pauline Epistles. Luke's history of Paul's life is given as a basis and is printed in full. Passages from Paul's letters are treated as parallel or supplementary to the Acts. The harmony intends to treat only the biography of Paul, the dogmatic and ethical portions of his writings are generally omitted.


Pdf ebook: Poetry and the Thought of Song in Nineteenth-Century Britain

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Summary: In arguing for the crucial importance of song for poets in the long nineteenth century, Elizabeth Helsinger focuses on both the effects of song on lyric fo

  • Author : Elizabeth K. Helsinger
  • Publisher: University of Virginia Press
  • ISBN: 0813938015
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
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Description: In arguing for the crucial importance of song for poets in the long nineteenth century, Elizabeth Helsinger focuses on both the effects of song on lyric forms and the mythopoetics through which poets explored the affinities of poetry with song. Looking in particular at individual poets and poems, Helsinger puts extensive close readings into productive conversation with nineteenth-century German philosophic and British scientific aesthetics. While she considers poets long described as "musical"—Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Gerard Manly Hopkins, Emily Brontë, and Algernon Charles Swinburne—Helsinger also examines the more surprising importance of song for those poets who rethought poetry through the medium of visual art: Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Morris, and Christina Rossetti. In imitating song’s forms and sound textures through lyric’s rhythm, rhyme, and repetition, these poets were pursuing song’s "thought" in a double sense. They not only asked readers to think of particular kinds of song as musical sound in social performance (ballads, national airs, political songs, plainchant) but also invited readers to think like song: to listen to the sounds of a poem as it moves minds in a different way from philosophy or science. By attending to the formal practices of these poets, the music to which the poets were listening, and the stories and myths out of which each forged a poetics that aspired to the condition of music, Helsinger suggests new ways to think about the nature and form of the lyric in the nineteenth century.


Pdf ebook: Born a Crime

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Summary: The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime New York Times bestseller about one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tu

  • Author : Trevor Noah
  • Publisher: Doubleday Canada
  • ISBN: 0385689233
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
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Description: The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime New York Times bestseller about one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle. Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life. The eighteen personal essays collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love.