Solitary Goose

Author: Sydney Landon Plum
Editor: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820342986
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In the fall of 1996 Sydney Plum encountered a solitary Canada goose on a pond near her home in New England. Caring for the animal became a way for her to reconnect with nature. Walks to the pond were daily rituals—reflective times during which Plum thought about the relationships between humans and animals. Mixing memoir with closely observed nature writing, Plum searches for a deeper understanding of what was changed by the experience with the solitary goose she named SG. In the tradition of Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, Plum writes lyrical lessons on the life cycle of geese, the mystery of their great migratory patterns, and their amazing adaptability. Canada geese were not always so plentiful in the United States, she explains, nor were they always denigrated as “flying carp.” Plum shows how species-management programs reestablished the birds outside their previous range at the same time as golf courses, office parks, and suburban ponds began dotting the countryside, providing them with prime habitats where they were unwanted. Memories of breaking holes in the ice for SG to escape predators turn Plum’s thoughts toward what it means to nurture. Coming to terms with how SG thinks leads Plum to examine anthropomorphism in nature writing. In contrast to the metaphors through which we commonly view nature, Plum argues that science combined with metaphor is a better way to understand animals. Though Plum’s focus is generously outward toward nature, this book also reveals an inner journey through which, as she describes it, “the enclosures of my human life had been opened. I had become more susceptible to the kindnesses of birds.”

Poetry And Painting In Song China

Author: Alfreda Murck
Editor: Harvard Univ Asia Center
ISBN: 9780674007826
Size: 13,76 MB
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During the Song dynasty (960-1278), some of China's elite found an elegant and subtle means of dissent: landscape painting. By examining literary archetypes, painting titles, contemporary inscriptions, and the historical context, Murck shows that certain paintings expressed strong political opinions--some transparent, others deliberately concealed.

Tu Fu Remembered

Author: Jean Elizabeth, Poet Laureate Ward
ISBN: 1435732200
Size: 10,63 MB
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Du Fu: Remembered, is illustrated, with both Chinese and English translations, and poetry inspired by and given homage to by American, Poet Laureate, Jean Elizabeth Ward, who has not attempted to be perfectly concise, or figure out what Du Fu is saying. She writes whatever comes into her mind when she read Du Fu's poetry. For the reader who is searching for something will find it a joy to delight your soul, no matter your nationality; alphabetized for an easy read. Not a Translation Manual.

Notes On A Silencing

Author: Lacy Crawford
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316491543
Size: 20,15 MB
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A "powerful and scary and important and true" memoir (Sally Mann, Carnegie Medal-winning author of Hold Still) of a young woman's struggle to regain her sense of self after trauma, and the efforts by a powerful New England boarding school to silence her---at any cost. When the elite St. Paul's School came under state investigation after extensive reports of sexual abuse on campus, Lacy Crawford thought she'd put behind her the assault she'd suffered decades before, when she was fifteen. Still, when detectives asked for victims to come forward, she sent a note. With her criminal case file reopened, she saw for the first time evidence that corroborated her memories. Here were depictions of the naïve, hardworking girl she'd been, a chorister and debater, the daughter of a priest; of the two senior athletes who assaulted her and were allowed to graduate with awards; and of the faculty, doctors, and priests who had known about Crawford's assault and gone to great lengths to bury it. Now a wife, mother, and writer living on the other side of the country, Crawford learned that police had uncovered astonishing proof of an institutional silencing years before, and that unnamed powers were still trying to block her case. The slander, innuendo, and lack of adult concern that Crawford had experienced as a student hadn't been the imagined effects of trauma, after all: these were the actions of a school that prized its reputation above anything, even a child. This revelation launched Crawford on an extraordinary inquiry into the ways gender, privilege, and power shaped her experience as a girl at the gates of America's elite. Her investigation looks beyond the sprawling playing fields and soaring chapel towers of crucibles of power like St. Paul's, whose reckoning is still to come. And it runs deep into the channels of shame and guilt, witness and silencing, that dictate who can speak and who is heard in American society. An insightful, mature, beautifully written memoir, Notes on a Silencing is an arresting coming-of-age story that wrestles with an essential question for our time: what telling of a survivor's story will finally force a remedy?

Supplement To The Ornithological Dictionary Or Synopsis Of British Birds

Author: George Montagu
Size: 18,19 MB
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Budo Secrets

Author: John Stevens
Editor: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1570629153
Size: 12,39 MB
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Essential wisdom on living fearlessly from the masters of Karate, Judo, Kyudo, Aikido, and other disciplines. In Budo ("the way of brave and enlightened activity") martial arts and spirituality merge at the highest level of skill. Budo Secrets contains an eclectic and historically tich collection of martial arts wisdom that includes principles and practice guidelines from training manuals, excerpts of texts on budo philosophy, and instructive tales gathered from a number of sources. Budo Secrets also features the calligraphy and brush paintings of the martial arts masters. The book will be valued by martial artists regardless of school or discipline and offers useful guidance to those in fields such as business, education, and psychology.

Middlebury Magazine

Size: 12,41 MB
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Race To Death

Author: Leigh Russell
Editor: Oldcastle Books
ISBN: 1843442949
Size: 17,95 MB
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Second in the new series featuring DI Ian Peterson. When a man plummets to his death from a balcony at York races, his wife and brother become suspects in a murder enquiry. Meanwhile Richard is being stalked by a killer issuing death threats. Richard is reluctant to go to the police, for fear his own dark secret will be exposed.

Red Circle

Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1434399222
Size: 17,52 MB
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Kaplan Sat Subject Test Literature 2015 2016

Author: Kaplan Test Prep
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1506200133
Size: 15,35 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Essential strategies, practice, and review for SAT Subject Test: Literature Kaplan's SAT Subject Test: Literature offers the most up-to-date and complete coverage of both content review and strategy needed to achieve a high score on this challenging exam, which can be used for college credit at many schools. This prep guide contains a Kaplan diagnostic test, full-length practice tests, chapter quizzes, score-raising tips, and detailed answer explanations. Kaplan’s Higher Score Guarantee gives students a significant edge during these competitive times. With focused content review, proven strategies for scoring higher, and comprehensive test practice, Kaplan's SAT Subject Test: Literature gets students ready for test day. Kaplan's SAT Subject Test: Literature includes: * 8 full-length Literature practice tests * A full-length diagnostic test * Focused chapter summaries, highlights, and quizzes * Detailed answer explanations * Proven score-raising strategies