The Life You Save May Be Your Own

Author: Flannery O'Connor
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 1443440280
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When Tom Shiftlet arrives on a farm owned by an old woman and her deaf daughter, he is at first only interested in finding a place to stay in exchange for work. However, when the old woman offers her daughter Lucynell to him in marriage, along with a sum of money, he accepts, though his intentions towards the girl remain unclear. Similar in theme and style to many of other Flannery O’Connor’s short stories, “The Life You Save My Be Your Own” was originally published in O’Connor’s short story collection, A Good Man Is Hard to Find. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

The Life You Save May Be Your Own

Author: Paul Elie
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429923954
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The story of four modern American Catholics who made literature out of their search for God In the mid-twentieth century four American Catholics came to believe that the best way to explore the questions of religious faith was to write about them-in works that readers of all kinds could admire. The Life You Save May Be Your Own is their story-a vivid and enthralling account of great writers and their power over us. Thomas Merton was a Trappist monk in Kentucky; Dorothy Day the founder of the Catholic Worker in New York; Flannery O'Connor a "Christ-haunted" literary prodigy in Georgia; Walker Percy a doctor in New Orleans who quit medicine to write fiction and philosophy. A friend came up with a name for them-the School of the Holy Ghost-and for three decades they exchanged letters, ardently read one another's books, and grappled with what one of them called a "predicament shared in common." A pilgrimage is a journey taken in light of a story; and in The Life You Save May Be Your Own Paul Elie tells these writers' story as a pilgrimage from the God-obsessed literary past of Dante and Dostoevsky out into the thrilling chaos of postwar American life. It is a story of how the Catholic faith, in their vision of things, took on forms the faithful could not have anticipated. And it is a story about the ways we look to great books and writers to help us make sense of our experience, about the power of literature to change-to save-our lives.

What S Normal

Author: Carol C. Donley
Editor: Kent State University Press
ISBN: 9780873386531
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This is the companion text to The Tyranny of the Normal: An Anthology. It examines the issues of abnormalities in mental health, intelligence, and sexual behaviour. Both books are comprised of literary and fictional readings and commentary by health care professionals and medical ethicists.

Worshipful

Author: James C. Howell
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532614705
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What does it look and feel like to be worshipful? Can we find a way to worship in such a robust, thoughtful way that when we aren't in worship, the worship might linger and invigorate us? Is it possible to live in the world--doing the dishes, listening to music, being stuck in traffic, enmeshed in a thicket of meetings at work--with a serene, abiding sense of God's presence despite all the racket, that we might do whatever we do for God, and sense God's presence? And maybe more importantly: could all we do between Sundays--grocery shopping, paying bills, listening to music, taking a walk, visiting aging parents--actually enrich and inform what we do on Sunday morning, making worship itself more vigorous, profound, just plain real, and memorable, and thus heightening the likelihood that the worship will linger through the rest of the week? This book is about living a worshipful life: understanding why we do what we do in Sunday morning worship, and then re-enacting those moods and actions all week long.

Sense Of Wonder

Author: Bill Schelly
Editor: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1623171520
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A fascinating story of growing up as a gay fan of comic books in the 1960s, building a fifty-year career as an award-winning writer, and interacting with acclaimed comic book legends Award-winning writer Bill Schelly relates how comics and fandom saved his life in this engrossing story that begins in the burgeoning comic fandom movement of the 1960s and follows the twists and turns of a career that spanned fifty years. Schelly recounts his struggle to come out at a time when homosexuality was considered a mental illness, how the egalitarian nature of fandom offered a safe haven for those who were different, and how his need for creative expression eventually overcame all obstacles. He describes living through the AIDS epidemic, finding the love of his life, and his unorthodox route to becoming a father. He also details his personal encounters with major talents of 1960s comics, such as Steve Ditko (co-creator of Spider-Man), Jim Shooter (writer for DC and later editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics), and Julius Schwartz (legendary architect of the Silver Age of comics).

Choice And Consequence

Author: Thomas C. Schelling
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674127715
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In Choice and Consequence, Thomas Schelling ventures where rationality is ambiguous, exploring topics as awesome as nuclear terrorism, as sordid as blackmail, as ineffable as daydreaming, as intimidating as euthanasia. He examines ethical issues wrapped up in economics, and discloses ethical issues that are misplaced or misidentified.

American Literature In Context After 1929

Author: Philip R. Yannella
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444390438
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This book situates American literature from the Great Depression to the present day in its historical context Explores the issues that engaged American writers from 1929 to the present Draws on a range of documents from magazine and newspaper accounts to government reports and important non-fiction The book covers political ferment of the 1930s; post-World War II anti-Communism; post-War affluence; suburbanization and demographic change; juvenile delinquency, mental illness and the perception of the U.S. as a “sick” society; and post-1965 immigration Designed to be compatible with the major anthologies of literature from the period Equips students and general readers with the necessary historical context needed to understand the writings from this period and provides original and useful readings that demonstrate how context contributes to meaning Includes a historical timeline, featuring key literary works, American presidents, and historical events

Home Voices

Author: Mark Lucas
Editor: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813109060
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In the decades following World War I, the American South was the locus of a starburst of creative activity, the Southern Literary Renascence. Paradoxically, the same South that produced much of the greatest American literature of this century has also long had one of the worst literacy rates in the country. But the recent adult literacy movement is making important inroads, and many of the South's nonreaders—with the help of literacy projects springing up throughout the region—are now learning to read. As reward and encouragement, why not put these newly literate adults in touch with the acclaimed storytelling art of their region? This is the idea behind Home Voices, an anthology selected especially for adult new readers. The literacy students and tutors who served as editorial advisors for Home Voices demanded works uncomplicated enough in diction and sentence structure for people relatively new to reading, yet rich enough in substance for people not at all new to life. From James Weldon Johnson's rousing verse sermon "The Creation" to a harrowing excerpt from Olive Ann Burns's Cold Sassy Tree, the six works in this volume bridge the gap between simplicity of language and complexity of vision. The selections are diverse, ranging from the quiet intensity of an excerpt from James Still's River of Earth to the broad comedy of Flannery O'Connor's "The Life You Save May Be Your Own." Home Voices is the sixth in the series New Books for New Readers, acclaimed for a style, vocabulary, and sentence structure that neither "talk down" nor pose too much difficulty, yet appeal to adult tastes.

Medical Decision Making

Author: Stefan Felder
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642183300
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This textbook offers a comprehensive theory of medical decision making under uncertainty, combining informative test theory with the expected utility hypothesis. The book shows how the parameters of Bayes’ theorem can be combined with a value function of health states to arrive at informed test and treatment decisions. The authors distinguish between risk neutral, risk averse and prudent decision makers and demonstrate the effects of risk preferences on physicians’ decisions. They analyze individual tests, multiple tests and endogenous tests where the test result is determined by the decision maker. Finally, the topic is examined in the context of health economics by introducing a trade-off between enjoying health and consuming other goods, so that the extent of treatment and thus the potential improvement in the patient’s health become endogenous.

On My Way To Heaven

Author: Michele E. Davis
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781477164341
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Summary Life has a way of taking you through many unexpected twists and turns. Know that God does not do these things to us. He allows things to happen to not only get our attention but to prepare us to operate and function within His purpose He has for our lives. Walk the journey of despair, confusion, and lifes altering circumstances within On My Way to Heaven. Envision how God allows adversities and people to walk in and out of our lives to assist in our preparation. As we learn life lessons, we should embrace forgiveness and learn how to become better instead of bitter. Once this is achieved, a place of peace will be upon you. And Jesus said to Paul, But rise and stand on your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness both of the things which you have seen and of the things which I will yet reveal to you. (Acts 26:16) As Jesus spoke to Paul on his Journey to Damascus, he speaks to us today.