It is a very wonderful thing that beautiful eyes can cry thousands of tears without altering their brightness or colour. And should we not be even more surprised that charming hearts have been able to contain treasures of love and pain, have spread their wealth tirelessly, without the least diminished treasures?
Physical Aspects of Texts and Their Relation to Literary Meaning
Author: Edward A. Levenston
Publisher: SUNY Press
Category: Literary Criticism
The total meaning of a work of literature derives not only from what the words mean, but from what the text looks like. This stuff of literature, graphic substance or the physical raw material, is explored here in Levenston's comprehensive survey. Levenston discusses the main literary genres of poetry, drama, and fiction, and the extent to which they may be said to exist primarily in written or spoken form, or both. He then examines spelling, punctuation, typography, and layout, the four graphic aspects of a text which an author can manipulate for additional meanings. Also explored are the problems raised for translators by graphically unusual texts--and by the possibility of producing graphically unusual translations--and some of the solutions that have been found. A wealth of examples and analysis is offered, including poetry from Chaucer to Robert Graves and e. e. cummings; fiction such as Tristram Shandy, Ulysses and Finnegans Wake; works from Samuel Richardson to Ronald Sukenik; drama from Aristophanes to Bernard Shaw, and Shakespeare. Attention is also paid to graphic contributions in other literary traditions, from the Hebrew of the book of Psalms to Guillaume Apollinaires's "Calligrammes".
'Haunting' Independent 'A powerful story of loss, malice and deception' Ann Cleeves The first gripping historical thriller in the Albert Lincoln series by bestselling crime writer Kate Ellis. 1919. The Derbyshire village of Wenfield is still reeling from four years of war. Just when the village has begun to regain its tranquillity, a young girl, Myrtle Bligh, is found stabbed and left in woodland, her mouth slit to accommodate a dead dove - a bird of peace. When two more women are found murdered in identical circumstances, Wenfield is thrown into a panic. With rumours of a ghostly soldier with a painted face being spotted near the scene of the murders, Inspector Albert Lincoln is sent up from London to crack the terrible case - but with the killer still on the loose, who will be the next to die at the hands of this vicious angel of death? What readers are saying about A High Mortality of Doves: 'An utterly stunning mystery . . . Outstanding' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'Deliciously brilliant' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'Gripping' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'An amazing mixture of great plotting, well developed characters and interesting historical detail' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'Fabulously atmospheric' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'A satisfyingly shocking ending' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'A terrific mystery' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
Books four through six in the Ruby Dove Mystery Series: The Mystery of Ruby’s Stiletto, The Mystery of Ruby’s Tracks, and The Mystery of Ruby’s Mistletoe. Enjoy golden-age cozies with a twist? Then you’ll love Rose Donovan’s fashion-spy-amateur sleuth heroes, Ruby Dove and Fina Aubrey-Havelock. What readers are saying: "The plot grabbed my attention right at the beginning and held it right to the end." "This series is like watching a 1930's mystery/comedy with the tongue in cheek comments and antics of the characters that just make you laugh out loud." "Great series and great writing!" "'Clue" has always been my favorite board game, and going on a murder mystery cruise is on my bucket list, so I was beyond thrilled at the opportunity to read this book, and I wasn't let down." "The plot had a lot of twists and turns that are necessary for a good mystery." "Vivid descriptions of locations and events make you feel as if you are part of the story. Strong women characters, political intrigue, and a murder mystery that keeps you guessing as to who the murderer is and the motive behind the murders." "If you love this genre this is a must read." Book 1: The Mystery of Ruby’s Stiletto An invitation to an island off the coast of Italy. What could be more relaxing? Nothing. Until a murderer strikes. Autumn in Sardinia, 1935. Ruby and Fina find themselves in a world of glamour once again, this time on a private island owned by a famous Italian shoe designer. A riotous guest list of artists, flowing wine, passion and political intrigue guarantee a thrilling time for all. But it could be a little too thrilling unless Ruby and Fina find the murderer. Soon. Book 2: The Mystery of Ruby’s Tracks Ready for a snowy ride aboard the Train Blanc? Murder and mayhem await. November, 1935. With its velvet sofas and bone china teacups, the Train Blanc is a haven of 1930s luxury. But for Ruby and Fina, the trip holds some shocking surprises – not least that one of their fellow passengers is a murderer ... As the famous train steams through the cold Alpine night, the detective pair must work out which of the travellers is not what they seem. Could it be the friendly Swiss priest? The glamorous erotica author? The ‘artistic’ dilettante? Or even the grandmother with the hideous knitting? Ruby and Fina are at the top of their game in this witty, sophisticated tale, which weaves together politics, fashion, intrigue and romance in a mystery with more twists and turns than a train track through the Alps. Book 3: The Mystery of Ruby’s Mistletoe Snowbound at Christmas. Very cosy. Until a murderer and a thief appear. December, 1935. Ruby and Fina are anticipating a quiet Christmas. But the snowy peace of Quenby College is shattered when the police come looking for Ruby. She and Fina escape to a relative’s plush country home — only to find that Aunt Millie has a few surprises in store ... As the mercury drops, Ruby and Fina are drawn into a web of false identities and half-truths. Why did someone spike the cocktails during the after-dinner jazz? Who stole Aunt Millie’s priceless hatpin collection? Could it be a coincidence that all the house guests were also present on the day when Fina’s father was murdered? With the police on their tail, and a killer on the loose, the two dressmaking sleuths have to use all their considerable wits to solve Fina’s family tragedy – and bring a little joy back to Christmas.
Robin Walz’s updated Modernism, now part of the Seminar Studies series, has been updated to include significant primary source material and features to make it more accessible for students returning to, or studying the topic for the first time. The twentieth century was a period of seismic change on a global scale, witnessing two world wars, the rise and fall of communism, the establishment of a global economy, the beginnings of global warming and a complete reversal in the status of women in large parts of the world. The modernist movements of the early twentieth century launched a cultural revolution without which the multi-media-driven world in which we live today would not have been possible. Today modernism is enshrined in art galleries and university courses. Its techniques of abstraction and montage, and its creative impulse to innovate and shock, are the stock-in-trade of commercial advertising, feature films, television and computer-generated graphics. In this concise cultural history, Robin Walz vividly recaptures what was revolutionary about modernism. He shows how an aesthetic concept, arising from a diversity of cultural movements, from Cubism and Bauhaus to Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art, and operating in different ways across the fields of art, literature, music, design and architecture, came to turn intellectual and cultural life and assumptions upside down, first in Europe and then around the world. From the nineteenth century origins of modernism to its postmodern legacies, this book will give the reader access to the big picture of modernism as a dynamic historical process and an unfinished project which still speaks to our times.
From the author of The Last Picture Show and Texasville – here is Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize winning masterpiece. A powerful, triumphant portrayal of the American West as it really was. It begins in the office of The Hat Creek Cattle Company of the Rio Grande. It ends as a journey into the heart of every adventurer who ever lived . . . More than a love story, more than an adventure, Lonesome Dove is an epic: a monumental novel which embraces the spirit of the last defiant wilderness of America. Legend and fact, heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers – Lonesome Dove is the central, enduring American experience dramatically recreated in a magnificent story of heroism and love; of honour, loyalty and betrayal. This is the third novel in the Lonesome Dove quartet, following on from Comanche Moon and prequels Streets of Laredo.
Paratexts are those liminal devices and conventions, both within and outside the book, that form part of the complex mediation between book, author, publisher and reader: titles, forewords, epigraphs and publishers' jacket copy are part of a book's private and public history. In this first English translation of Paratexts, Gérard Genette shows how the special pragmatic status of paratextual declaration requires a carefully calibrated analysis of their illocutionary force. With clarity, precision and an extraordinary range of reference, Paratexts constitutes an encyclopedic survey of the customs and institutions as revealed in the borderlands of the text. Genette presents a global view of these liminal mediations and the logic of their relation to the reading public by studying each element as a literary function. Richard Macksey's foreword describes how the poetics of paratexts interact with more general questions of literature as a cultural institution, and situates Gennet's work in contemporary literary theory.
DOVE "Paloma, in Spanish; A Bird - A gentle woman - advocate of compromise - compare to the hawk" HAWK "A Bird; the Falcon family - a hunter- advocates immediate vigorous, and aggressive action - compare to the dove" Merriam Webster
When he's caught stealing, young Alan Dale is forced to leave his family and go to live with a notorious band of outlaws in Sherwood Forest. Their leader is the infamous Robin Hood. A tough, bloodthirsty warrior, Robin is more feared than any man in the county. And he becomes a mentor for Alan; with his fellow outlaws, Robin teaches Alan how to fight - and how to win. But Robin is a ruthless man - and although he is Alan's protector, if Alan displeases him, he could also just as easily become his murderer.... From bloody battles to riotous feast days to marauding packs of wolves, Outlaw is a gripping, action-packed historical thriller that delves deep into the fascinating legend of Robin Hood.
Eudora Welty is a beloved institution of Southern fiction and American literature, whose closely guarded privacy has prevented a full-scale study of her life and work--until now. A significant contribution to the world of letters, Ann Waldron's biography chronicles the history and achievements of one of our greatest living authors, from a Mississippi childhood to the sale of her first short story, from her literary friendships with Katherine Anne Porter and Elizabeth Bowen to her rivalry with Carson McCullers. Elegant and authoritative, this first biography to chart the life of a national treasure is a must-have for Welty fans and scholars everywhere.
A magical fantasy adventure about the high cost of loving, from the award-winning author of My Teacher Is an Alien and The Unicorn Chronicles. Juliet Dove is a girl who doesn't like to be noticed. But though she may be shy, she has a wickedly sharp wit. Whenever someone does take notice of her, she tears into the person with a savagery that’s earned her the nickname “Killer.” Juliet ends up leaving Mr. Elives’s magic shop with Helen of Troy's amulet—that is, a virtual man magnet. Juliet doesn’t know what she’s got, but the boys in her class do—they start to notice her . . . Soon every boy in town is swooning for her. Yet, much as she’d like to lose all the unwanted attention, she can’t: The amulet won't come off! “Although humorous, the story has surprising depth, with musings on honor, power, strength, courage, and, above all, love.” —School Library Journal “A rare book . . . . Funny [and] absorbing.” —Miami Herald
The Civil War has ended, leaving the country with a gaping wound. Lorie Blake, a southern orphan sold into prostitution at fifteen, has carefully guarded her aching soul from the disgrace forced upon her every evening. Two years have passed, leaving her with little hope of anything more. Meanwhile, three men – longtime friends – and a young boy with a heart of gold are traveling northward, planning to rebuild their lives in the north and leave behind the horrors of their time as soldiers in the Confederate Army. Fate, however, has plans of its own, causing their lives to collide in a river town whorehouse. Forced to flee, Lorie escapes and joins them on the journey north. But danger stalks them all in the form of a vindictive whorehouse madam and an ex-Union soldier, insane and bent on exacting revenge. At last, Lorie must come to terms with her past and devastating secrets that she cannot yet bear to reveal. Heart of a Dove is the first book in a gripping, sweeping romantic saga of pain, unbearable choices, loss and true love set against the backdrop of a scarred, post-Civil War America.
Channeled Paintings and Messages of Love from the He(Art) Brush of the Soul
Author: Vanessa Brownbridge
Publisher: Balboa Press
With its striking visual messages and loving words of wisdom, this insightful book presents the love and healing influences that co-exist simultaneously with the war-rior stimuli that create rage, chaos and conflict in our everyday lives. Our moment to moment choices allow these energies to manifest themselves and create the now and future of our intent. It is a loving communication an open invitation from Angelic Source Energy to examine closely how we think, for in every given moment we are channels for a constant, dynamic and fluid creating power that manifests our material world. The paintings in Symbols of the White Dove provide the reader with a detailed, graphic representation of what it is that we reach out to with the power of our thoughts, vis--vis our relationship to light and dark, and how, in a dualistic setting, we are firmly linked to both. Offering a rare symbolic perspective tailored to bring into 3D awareness all that we give our attention and intention to, the images clarify the importance of forgiveness and the release of all that we think that we are not, and reveal more of all that we are. More significantly, it will allow you to unravel the truth and wisdom of your own hearts journey and better appreciate the singular uniqueness and design of all human expression, whatever the face it wears. Beautifully set down through art and text, Vanessa Brownbridges messages teach fulfillment through compassion, transcendence through forgiveness, and truth through the divine vitality that produces and restores lifelove. The inspirational experiences in Symbols of the White Dove journey through a global negativity rendered powerless by our refusal to believe in it and travel through a unity of all beings which comes from within: what is conveyed in this important work reveals the mysterious beauty that still remains and articulates our infinite potential to set ourselves free, if only we will. Cynthia Gagne, BA, B Ed, MA
Trapped she may be, tamed she is not . . . Lady Elinor, the ethereally beautiful wife of Sir Lucien Reveley, is lusted after by many but known by no one. Famously cold and unfeeling, she is regarded by the gossiping Ton with curiosity. Yet beneath her seeming serenity hides a desperate woman - married to a man whose public persona belies the sadistic, sensual monster within. Finally pushed to breaking point, Elinor flees, desperate to escape the increasingly debauched demands of her husband. Living a modest life in hiding, Elinor keeps herself safe, but when she meets a man who sees beneath her reserve, a man who makes her tremble for his touch, the secrets of her past threaten to destroy her fragile peace . . . A stunning new voice in Regency romance, Christine King's love story is filled with secrets, danger and ferocious passion. Perfect for fans of Terri Nixon, Stephanie Laurens or Elizabeth Hoyt
Private Eye Ramone Ramone is approached one night by a mysterious woman offering him $10,000 to find a rare book. It seems her son has joined a cult and offered its guru a family heirloom: an original edition of The Corsican Dove. After accepting the case, Ramone discovers that the book is worth less than a carton of cigarettes. With the murders of five interested parties and death threats received by Ramone and his drug-dealing partner, he learns that there are some heavy hitters out there including his own clients who have no intention of letting Ramone get his hands on The Corsican Dove. How can a $7.00 book be worth dying for?
The Religious Meaning of the Grimms' Magic Fairy Tales
Author: G. Ronald Murphy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
The fairy tales collected by the brothers Grimm are among the best known and most widely-read stories in western literature. In recent years commentators such as Bruno Bettelheim have, usually from a psychological perspective, pondered the underlying meaning of the stories, why children are so enthralled by them, and what effect they have on the the best-known tales (Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty) and shows that the Grimms saw them as Christian fables. Murphy examines the arguments of previous interpreters of the tales, and demonstrates how they missed the Grimms' intention. His own readings of the five so-called "magical" tales reveal them as the beautiful and inspiring "documents of faith" that the Grimms meant them to be. Offering an entirely new perspective on these often-analyzed tales, Murphy's book will appeal to those concerned with the moral and religious education of children, to students and scholars of folk literature and children's literature, and to the many general readers who are captivated by fairy tales and their meanings.
This book looks at the 1968 Summer Olympic Games as a complex nation-building project. Sports mega-events have been mostly studied as homogenous government-led strategies, but more work is needed around the diverse reception and performances. The preparation period for the Olympics in Mexico and especially the year 1968 highlight the multiplicity of voices behind these exercises. Beyond the government and associated networks, the citizenry also used this mega-event to present an idea of Mexico to the world and thus reshape citizenship and nationhood. This study takes a bottom-up approach to look at the citizenry’s experiences of the 1968 Olympic Games, both the shared nationalistic values and the areas of conflict.