The Living Sea Of Waking Dreams

Author: Richard Flanagan
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0593313704
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From the acclaimed Booker Prize-winning author comes a dazzling novel of family, love and love's disappointments--a poignant mother-daughter story and a meditation on aging parents. Anna's aged mother is dying. Condemned by her children's pity to living, subjected to increasingly desperate medical interventions, she turns her focus to her hospital window, through which she escapes into visions of horror and delight. When Anna's finger vanishes and a few months later her knee disappears, Anna too feels the pull of the window. She begins to see that all around her, others are similarly vanishing, yet no one else notices. All Anna can do is keep her mother alive. But the window keeps opening wider, taking Anna and the reader ever deeper into an eerily beautiful story of grief and possibility, of loss and love and orange-bellied parrots. Hailed on publication in Australia as Richard Flanagan's greatest novel yet, The Living Sea of Waking Dreams is a rising ember storm illuminating what remains when the inferno beckons: one part elegy, one part dream, one part hope.
The Living Sea of Waking Dreams
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Richard Flanagan
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-04-26 - Publisher: Vintage

From the acclaimed Booker Prize-winning author comes a dazzling novel of family, love and love's disappointments--a poignant mother-daughter story and a meditation on aging parents. Anna's aged mother is dying. Condemned by her children's pity to living, subjected to increasingly desperate medical interventions, she turns her focus to her hospital
The Romantic Poetry Handbook
Language: en
Pages: 360
Authors: Michael O'Neill, Madeleine Callaghan
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-12-18 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

"This comprehensive survey of British Romantic poetry explores the work of six poets whose names are most closely associated with the Romantic era--Wordsworth, Coleridge, Blake, Keats, Byron, and Shelley--as well as works by other significant but less widely studied poets such as Leigh Hunt, Charlotte Smith, Felicia Hemans, and Letitia
Law, Climate Emergency and the Australian Megafires
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Nicole Rogers
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-06 - Publisher: Routledge

This book addresses the ways in which the Black Summer megafires influenced the development of climate narratives throughout 2020. It analyses the global pandemic, and its ensuing restrictions, as a countervailing force in the production of such narratives. Lives and properties were lost in the spring and summer of 2019
Romanticism and Form
Language: en
Pages: 231
Authors: A. Rawes
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-04-26 - Publisher: Springer

This book offers new analyzes of canonical texts, contextualizations of Romantic forms in relation to war, nationalism and empire, reassessments of neglected and marginalized writers and explorations of the relationship between form and reader. It showcases a range of new approaches that are informed by deconstruction, theology and new technology.
Alien Landscapes?
Language: en
Pages: 433
Authors: Jonathan Glover
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09 - Publisher: Harvard University Press

Do people with mental disorders share enough psychology with other people to make human interpretation possible? Jonathan Glover tackles the hard cases—violent criminals, people with delusions, autism, schizophrenia—to answer affirmatively. He offers values linked with agency and identity to guide how the boundaries of psychiatry should be drawn.