The Journeying Moon

Autore: Ernle Bradford
Editore: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497617332
Grandezza: 45,48 MB
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A memoir of life as an adventurer and sailor in the Mediterranean, by the noted naval historian. Ernle Bradford spent his twenty-first birthday in Egypt, serving in the Royal Navy during World War II. It was there that he came across the profoundly affecting words of Anton Chekhov: “Life does not come again; if you have not lived during the days that were given to you, once only, then write it down as lost.” After the war, Bradford married and settled in London, but the mandate of those words inspired him and his wife to quit their jobs, sell their home, and sail to France in their small ship Mother Goose. The Journeying Moon chronicles their adventures as they travel through Europe and the Mediterranean. From the people of Malta who believed Bradford was a spy from MI5, to his interactions with the Sicilian Mafia, Bradford tells the charming and vivid tale of his days as a true adventurer.

The Journey Moon

Autore: Glenda Sue Hunter Taylor
ISBN: 9781124927558
Grandezza: 18,73 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 9010

This dissertation consists of a novel of narrative fiction based on historical and fictional characters and events, interwoven in the tradition of James Michener, and a contextual essay/exegesis. This two-part dissertation explores the Self through a conjoined journey of the author and the fictional protagonist, and addresses a quest for in-depth understanding of Self. It further explores the researcher's response to creating this manuscript. Through the novel and the exegesis, the work is placed into the context of life experiences, and allows reflection into the Self, the evolution of the work, the research undertaken, and the writing process. the exegesis reflects the scholarly research that contributed to the writing of both documents, and is a means to elucidate perspective in terms of cultural, social, literary, artistic, spiritual, and philosophical engagement. the methodology undertaken is an art-based research design arranged loosely on the heuristic model that uses creative writing as a vehicle for study. This paper holds that creative writing, as opposed to technical writing, journalistic reporting, or clinical writing is both an art and a craft. It further asserts the concept that the creation of literature--of writing creatively--is an end in itself Additionally, the concept of the Echo Effect is explored, a syndrome that occurs in the aftermath of stress-induced traumatic occurrences, somewhat akin to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. the creative portion of my dissertation facilitates the exploration of personal experiences by journeying with the protagonist and visiting emotions and events through her eyes. Positioning the story in the midst of royal political intrigue and a slave-gathering voyage in the 16th century makes possible the exploration of themes of racial and spiritual discrimination, gender bias, and ethical questions, and allows for deep introspection into those areas. the exegesis reflects on the themes explored in the novel, and expands on these to achieve a creative synthesis demonstrating psychospiritual growth in areas of self-awareness, spirituality, insight, and healing through art-based research and therapy. This first-person exploration of the Self through creative writing may pave the way for further individual study, and to findings which will be of benefit to others.

The Wind Off The Island

Autore: Ernle Bradford
Editore: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497617391
Grandezza: 16,46 MB
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The bestselling author of The Journeying Moon explores the history and culture of Sicily in this colorful travel memoir. In his memoir The Journeying Moon, historian Ernle Bradford recounts the call to adventure that brought him and his wife, Janet, to a life on the sea. Continuing their adventures aboard the Mother Goose, Bradford and Janet now voyage around the island of Sicily, where the couple explores the land and learns its captivating history. Home to ancient temple ruins, charming villages, and Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe, Sicily provides the perfect backdrop for this tale of exploration and wonder. In a model travel narrative, Bradford captures the sights, sounds, and flavors of Sicily in his lively portrayal of an excursion across an ancient and extraordinary island, a part of Italy and yet a world unto itself.


Autore: Malcolm Guite
Editore: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830887245
Grandezza: 25,33 MB
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Vista: 1533

Poet and theologian Malcolm Guite leads readers on a journey with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, whose own life paralleled the experience in his famous poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner." On this theological voyage, Guite draws out the continuing relevance of this work and the ability of poetry to communicate the truths of humanity's fallenness, our need for grace, and the possibility of redemption.

Faith Hope And Poetry

Autore: Malcolm Guite
Editore: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781409449362
Grandezza: 12,49 MB
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Vista: 809

Faith, Hope and Poetry explores the poetic imagination as a way of knowing; a way of seeing reality more clearly. Presenting a series of critical appreciations of English poetry from Anglo-Saxon times to the present day, Malcolm Guite applies the insights of poetry to contemporary issues and the contribution poetry can make to our religious knowing and the way we 'do Theology'. Readers of this book will return to their reading of poetry equipped with new insights and enthusiasm and will be challenged to integrate imaginative ways of knowing into their other academic and intellectual pursuits.

Single Nature S Double Name

Autore: Raymond Benoit
Editore: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3111341364
Grandezza: 23,15 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 8967

The Road To Xanadu A Study In The Ways Of The Imagination

Autore: John Livingstone Lowes
Editore: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1447497376
Grandezza: 47,33 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 1116

THE ROAD TO XANADU. PREFACE: THE story which this book essays to tell was not of the tellers choosing. I t simply came, with supreme indifference to other plans, and autocratically demanded right of way. A glittering eye and a skinny hand and a long gray beard could not have done more summary execution, nor, for that matter, could the Wedding-Guest himself who also had other fish to fry have been, at the outset, a more reluctant auditor. But the reluctance swiftly passed into absorbing interest, as the meaning of the chance glimpse which did the business was disclosed. For the agency which cast the spell was not, as it happened, a pair of marvellous fairy-tales at all, nor even the provocative and baffling personality of their creator. It was the imaginative energy itself, surprised as it seemed to me at work behind these fabrics of its weaving. If I Gas right, and if I could make clear to others what I thought I saw myself, I had no alternative. That the aperpi, such as it was, should come through The Ancient Mariner, when I wasintent at the moment upon Chaucers rich humanity, was, to be sure, more than a little disconcerting. It was so, however, that it chose to come, and Wyrd goeth as she will. Once started on, however, the story has been written in its present form I fear I. must confess quite frankly for the writers own enjoyment - in part for the sheer pleasure of following into unfamiliar regions an almost untrodden path not a little for that fearful joy one snatches from the effort to exhibit, with something that approaches clarity, the order which gives meaning to a chaos of details. It would have been easy in comparison to communicate, for the edification of a narrow circle only, a mass of observations to the pages of some learned journal, and let it go at that. But the subject in itself was far too interesting, and the light it seemed to throw upon a wider field far too significant, to warrant any but the broadest treatment I could give it. I am not sure, indeed, that one of the chief services which literary scholarship can render is not precisely the attempt, at least, to make its findings available and interesting, if that may be beyond the precincts of its own solemn troops and sweet societies. At all events, that is the adventurous enterprise of this volume. Its facts I think I can safely vouch for. As for the interpretation thereof, that is the core of the book...

Our Vampires Ourselves

Autore: Nina Auerbach
Editore: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022605618X
Grandezza: 56,85 MB
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Vista: 1113

This “vigorous, witty look at the undead as cultural icons in 19th- and 20th-century England and America” examines the many meanings of the vampire myth (Kirkus Reviews). From Byron’s Lord Ruthven to Anne Rice’s Lestat to the black bisexual heroine of Jewelle Gomez’s The Gilda Stories, vampires have taken many forms, capturing and recapturing our imaginations for centuries. In Our Vampires, Ourselves, Nina Auerbach explores the rich history of this literary and cultural phenomenon to illuminate how every age embraces the vampire it needs—and gets the vampire it deserves. Working with a wide range of texts, as well as movies and television, Auerbach follows the evolution of the vampire from 19th century England to 20th century America. Using the mercurial figure as a lens for viewing the last two hundred years of Anglo-American cultural history, “this seductive work offers profound insights into many of the urgent concerns of our time” (Wendy Doniger, The Nation).

New Moon Journey

Autore: Suzanne Nadon
Editore: Owen Sound, Ont. : Maplestone Press
Grandezza: 42,24 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 3088

Finding Moonshine A Mathematician S Journey Through Symmetry Text Only

Autore: Marcus du Sautoy
Editore: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007380879
Grandezza: 10,30 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 614

This new ebook from the author of 'The Music of the Primes' combines a personal insight into the mind of a working mathematician with the story of one of the biggest adventures in mathematics: the search for symmetry.

Malcolm Lowry

Autore: George Woodcock
Editore: Black Rose Books Ltd.
ISBN: 9781551643021
Grandezza: 24,73 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 6021

The author of four truly important novels--The Recognitions in 1955, J R in 1975, Carpenter's Gothic in 1985, and A Frolic of His Own in 1995--William Gaddis is considered by many literary scholars to be one of the most outstanding novelists of the twentieth century, to be spoken of in the same breath as James Joyce, Robert Musil, and Thomas Pynchon. Hints and Guesses: William Gaddis's Fiction of Longing is the first scholarly work to discuss all four Gaddis novels. While not dismissing the inclination of many scholars to view Gaddis's fiction as postmodern, Christopher Knight moves critical response in another direction, toward a discussion of Gaddis's significance as a satirist and social critic. Knight investigates Gaddis's predominant thematic interests, including those of contemporary aesthetics, Flemish painting, forgery, corporate America, Third World politics, and the U.S. legal system. What Knight finds is an author not only acutely sensitive to post-war social realities but also one whose critique carries with it an implied utopian dimension.

Women And The Journey

Autore: Bonnie Frederick
Grandezza: 56,39 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 6227

The contributors to Women and the Journey focus on the female travel experience from a variety of perspectives, taking into account how such issues as race, class, and traditions of narrative change when the traveler is a woman rather than a man. The authors, all from Washington State University and the University of Idaho, come from many disciplinary backgrounds - literature, history, foreign languages, fine arts, women's studies.

Coleridge S Later Poetry

Autore: Morton D. Paley
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198186854
Grandezza: 34,66 MB
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The poems that Coleridge wrote after his golden period are seldom studied. This text examines this verse in the context of Coleridge's oeuvre and looks at why he felt he had to develop distinctively different modes of writing for these works

Refiguring The Map Of Sorrow

Autore: Mark Christopher Allister
Editore: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813920658
Grandezza: 59,49 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 4779

This study brings together the genres of autobiography and environmental literature. It examines a form of grief narrative in which writers deal with mourning by standing outside the text in writing about the natural world, and inside it in making that exposition part of the grieving process.

Coleridge Poems

Autore: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Editore: Everyman's Library
ISBN: 0375712569
Grandezza: 78,34 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 8423

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) was the master impresario of English Romanticism -- an enormously erudite and tireless critic, lecturer, and polemicist who almost single-handedly created the intellectual climate in which the Romantic movement was received and understood. He was also, in poems such as 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,' 'Christabel,' and 'Kubla Khan.' the most uncanny, surreal, and startling of the great English poets.


Autore: Duncan Wu
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118256573
Grandezza: 26,64 MB
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Vista: 3819

This new edition of the groundbreaking Romanticism: AnAnthology is the only book of its kind to contain completetexts of a wide range of Romantic works, including Blake's Songsof Innocence and of Experience, The Marriage of Heaven andHell, and Urizen; Wordsworth and Coleridge's LyricalBallads (1798); Wordsworth's Two-Part Prelude; early andrevised versions of Coleridge's 'The Eolian Harp', 'This Lime-TreeBower my Prison', 'Frost at Midnight', and 'The Ancient Mariner';Shelley's Prometheus Unbound, Epipsychidion andAdonais; Byron's Childe Harold's Pilgrimage Canto IIIand Don Juan Dedication and Cantos I and II; and Keats'sOdes, the two Hyperions, Lamia,Isabella and The Eve of St Agnes. It also carriesexplanatory annotations and author headnotes. Updated toincorporate the latest scholarly findings, it remains the essentialtext on Romanticism. Don Juan Dedication and Cantos I and II; and Keats'sOdes, the two Hyperions, Lamia,Isabella and The Eve of St Agnes. It also carriesexplanatory annotations and author headnotes. Updated toincorporate the latest scholarly findings, it remains the essentialtext on Romanticism. Includes all texts from the third edition, with theaddition of Keats's Isabella and Shelley'sEpipsychidion, as well as a selection of the poems of WalterScott Includes a wider and deeper selection of texts by the Big Sixmale poets (Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Byron and Shelley)than any competing volume Includes a generous range of texts by female Romanticpoets All editorial materials, including annotations, authorheadnotes, and prefatory materials, have been revised for the newedition The only book to contain complete texts, edited for this volumefrom manuscript and early printed sources by Wu, along withexplanatory annotations and author headnotes Contains everything teachers and students require for anin-depth survey of the principal writings to emerge from theBritish Romantic period The most widely-used teaching anthology in the field in theUK Companion website features a dynamic timeline detailingsignificant events of the romantic period and providing images,suggestions for further reading and useful links to other onlineresources: ahref=""

Journey To The Dark Goddess

Autore: Jane Meredith
Editore: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1780992238
Grandezza: 15,10 MB
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Vista: 8034

Journey to the Dark Goddess will lead you on a powerful, healing path. In the stories of ancient Goddesses you will hear your own soul, calling out to you. The Dark Goddess is the creatrix of healing, change and renewal. She offers connection with the core of yourself. If you have been unable to shake off depression, or fear its return; if you have inexplicable ‘blank patches’ in your life, if you know that something is missing, or something is calling to you, if you seek the source of women’s power – it’s time to journey to the Dark Goddess. The for this journey to the Dark Goddess exists in ancient myth. Weaving the stories of Inanna, Persephone and Psyche with self-enquiry and sacred ritual we learn to journey internally, creating maps in our darkest places and return enriched, integrating our deepest understandings. Meeting the Dark Goddess we see a mirror of our own soul.

The Norsemen

Autore: Virginia Schomp
Editore: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761425489
Grandezza: 68,44 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 9114

Features a collection of seven ancient mythological tales from Scandinavia, along with a history of the Norsemen, their society and culture, and various mythological gods.

Selected Poetry

Autore: Samuel Coleridge
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141921854
Grandezza: 20,58 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 6092

Living in a revolutionary age, Coleridge's poetry was written in a spirit of moral and emotional inquiry into the absolutes of the human condition. He is best known for his visionary poetry ('Kubla Khan') and his ballads ('The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'), but he used and transformed a variety of verse forms, from the sonnet to the conversation poem, on subjects as diverse as nature, love, and politics. This selection calls attention to the range of Coleridge's work, its strong autobiographical content,and its artistic development throughout his career. The old chronological form has been abandoned and the poems are organised according to genre, with each section displaying its own individual development in craft and theme.


Autore: John Strachan
Editore: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748688986
Grandezza: 58,10 MB
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Based on the authors' extensive teaching experience, this volume provides a lively route map through the main aspects of poetry such as sound effects, rhythm and metre, the typographic display of poems on the page and the language of poetry using practica