The Consolations Of Writing

Author: Rivkah Zim
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691176132
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Boethius wrote The Consolation of Philosophy as a prisoner condemned to death for treason, circumstances that are reflected in the themes and concerns of its evocative poetry and dialogue between the prisoner and his mentor, Lady Philosophy. This classic philosophical statement of late antiquity has had an enduring influence on Western thought. It is also the earliest example of what Rivkah Zim identifies as a distinctive and vitally important medium of literary resistance: writing in captivity by prisoners of conscience and persecuted minorities. The Consolations of Writing reveals why the great contributors to this tradition of prison writing are among the most crucial figures in Western literature. Zim pairs writers from different periods and cultural settings, carefully examining the rhetorical strategies they used in captivity, often under the threat of death. She looks at Boethius and Dietrich Bonhoeffer as philosophers and theologians writing in defense of their ideas, and Thomas More and Antonio Gramsci as politicians in dialogue with established concepts of church and state. Different ideas of grace and disgrace occupied John Bunyan and Oscar Wilde in prison; Madame Roland and Anne Frank wrote themselves into history in various forms of memoir; and Jean Cassou and Irina Ratushinskaya voiced their resistance to totalitarianism through lyric poetry that saved their lives and inspired others. Finally, Primo Levi's writing after his release from Auschwitz recalls and decodes the obscenity of systematic genocide and its aftermath. A moving and powerful testament, The Consolations of Writing speaks to some of the most profound questions about life, enriching our understanding of what it is to be human.

Gemi Bk4

Author: Solease Barner
Editor: Solease M Barner
ISBN: 1511709820
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Gemi Draglen has been searching for the woman that is destined to become his Wella for hundreds of years. One eventful night while visiting the city of New Orleans, he unexpectedly sees the woman he wants to be his forever. Unfortunately, he has two very serious problems. First, the woman to become his Wella is a witch, an age old enemy to all dragons. Second and most importantly, she has no idea who Gemi truly is and he must convince her they belong together, forever. Shalisi Narmon is no ordinary young lady. Shalisi is a witch from generations of witches and has known since birth that she is to have the most important role of all her sister witches. She has always accepted her destiny of becoming the Passer. At least that's what she has always believed until Gemi Draglen suddenly enters her life. She has never experienced love and could never love a dragon, an enemy to witches. It seems Gemi is not so easily deterred and is determined to win her affection and show her the joy that true love can give. Will Shalisi choose her sisters or the love of her life?

The Coursing Calendar Ed By Stonehenge

Author: John Henry Walsh
Size: 13,57 MB
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Such Wicked Intent

Author: Kenneth Oppel
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442403209
Size: 12,94 MB
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Devotion turns deadly in this second Gothic thriller from Printz Honor–winner Kenneth Oppel that is “every bit as thrilling and engaging” (VOYA) as This Dark Endeavor. When does obsession become madness? Tragedy has forced sixteen-year-old Victor Frankenstein to swear off alchemy forever. He burns the Dark Library. He vows he will never dabble in the dark sciences again—just as he vows he will no longer covet Elizabeth, his brother’s betrothed. If only these things were not so tempting. When he and Elizabeth discover a portal into the spirit world, they cannot resist. Together with Victor’s twin, Konrad, and their friend Henry, the four venture into a place of infinite possibilities where power and passion reign. But as they search for the knowledge to raise the dead, they unknowingly unlock a darkness from which they may never return.

Royal Pain Boys Of Porn Bk 4

Author: A. Snead
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781517616694
Size: 19,44 MB
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To the dismay of Gideon's boys, Royal returns -sporting his same arrogant, irritating attitude as when he left a year before. Lucas, especially, is feeling no love for the guy as Royal sets his sights on Bailey. Royal's only warm reception comes from the twins, who love all the boys. Scotty struggles to deal with his troubled state of mind and the certainty that he is no longer wanted or welcome at Gideon's home. With the help of Daniel and the boys, Gideon is holding it together -just barely -as he does his best to assure Scotty that he's loved and wanted, and when the time comes, he will be welcomed home with open arms. Mickey tries to put on a brave front, but is devastated by the course of action he was forced to take with Scotty. Brokenhearted by the prospect that Scotty may now hate him, he is comforted and assured by Gideon that Scotty feels no hate toward him -only fear and confusion as to why he would want to hurt Mickey. As Dr. Harmony Knox (Bailey's mother) urges Scotty to face his painful and frightening past, she begins to understand the true catalyst of Scotty's troubled mind.

Wicked Ways

Author: Lisa Jackson
Editor: Center Point
ISBN: 9781628995060
Size: 13,54 MB
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"A spine-tingling thriller in which one woman's birthright holds the key to a rash of brutal murders"--

The French Revolution Bk 4 The Jacobin Conqiest

Author: Hippolyte Taine
Size: 15,38 MB
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"Hippolyte Adolphe Taine (21 April 1828 ? 5 March 1893) was a French critic and historian. He was the chief theoretical influence of French naturalism, a major proponent of sociological positivism and one of the first practitioners of historicist criticism. Literary historicism as a critical movement has been said to originate with him."--Wikipedia.