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Author : Patricia A. McKillip
Publisher : Tachyon Publications
Release : 2016-05-16
Page : 288
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1616962194
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Featuring three brand-new stories and an original introduction by Peter S. Beagle, author of The Last Unicorn. Bestselling author Patricia A. McKillip (The Riddle-Master of Hed) is one of the most lyrical writers gracing the fantasy genre. With the debut of her newest work, Dreams of Distant Shores is a true ode to her many talents. Within these pages you will find a youthful artist possessed by both his painting and his muse and seductive travelers from the sea enrapturing distant lovers. The statue of a mermaid comes suddenly to life, and two friends are transfixed by a haunted estate. Fans of McKillip’s ethereal fiction will find much to delight them; those lucky enough to be discovering her work will find much to enchant them.


Author : Patricia A. McKillip
Publisher : Tachyon Publications
Release : 2012-10-01
Page : 288
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1616961007
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Pass through fairy tales into the magic of invisible worlds in these opulent stories by a beloved fantasy icon and author of the classic Riddlemaster trilogy. Patricia McKillip has inspired generations of dedicated readers with enchanting tales that are as romantic as they are unexpected. Her lush, mesmerizing narratives are as deliciously bittersweet as the finest chocolate and as intoxicating as the finest wine. The bewitching wonders offered here include princesses dancing with dead suitors, a knight in love with an official of exotic lineage, and fortune’s fool stealing into the present instead of the future. You’ll discover a ravishing undine and her mortal bridegroom who is more infatuated with politics than pleasure, a time-traveling angel forbidden to intervene in Cotton Mather’s religious ravings, a wizard seduced in his youth by the Faerie Queen returning with a treasure that is rightfully hers, and an overachieving teenage mage tricked into discovering her true name very close to home.


Author : Subarno Chattarji
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2019-11-18
Page : 320
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 9388271483
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The Distant Shores of Freedom analyses literary works in English written by Vietnamese refugees in the US. Fiction and memoirs by Vietnamese Americans recover stories and memories that are often different from mainstream American ones and that difference enables readers to think of the US war in Vietnam from perspectives that are missing in mainstream representations. Dwelling not only on the war and its aftermaths, Vietnamese American writings also ponder over the existential issues of exile; the idea of home; the pain of marginality and racism; the question of community formation within the US; and the complexity of diasporic lives. Subarno Chattarji raises critical questions such as who gets to speak and write, and to what ends and purposes? Who reads Vietnamese American writings and how can we account for these publications in the US over a period of time? What can and cannot be written or spoken? What is remembered and what is silenced? What traumas and memories are articulated? These questions point towards a larger context of diaspora studies as well as 'the rituals of cultural memory' that complicate our understanding of the Vietnam War and its aftermaths.


Author : Kristin Hannah
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release : 2011
Page : 355
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0345469372
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When her daughters leave for college and her husband lands the job of his dreams, Elizabeth Shore struggles to renew her dreams and passion for life. Reissue.


Author : Rebecca Ruter Springer
Vicki Jamison Peterson
Publisher : Destiny Image Publishers
Release : 2009-12-15
Page : 192
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1606830708
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"My Dream of Heaven...captures Biblical truths with emotional impressions." - Rev. Billy Graham Facing Death and the Life After This nineteenth century classic inspires the reader with new confidence and excitement about an eternal home and reunion with loved ones gone on before. It contains two missing chapters that have not appeared in print in over 100 years! The words of the author, Rebecca Ruter Springer, set the stage for this classic treasure from the original 1898 version. Within the pages of this little volume lies... "the hope that it may comfort and uplift some who read, even as it then did, and as its memory ever will do, for me, I submit this imperfect sketch of a most perfect vision." This version includes a foreword and afterword from well-known speaker and minister Vicki Jamison-Peterson.


Author : John T. Cunningham
Kenneth D. Cole
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release : 2000
Page : 128
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 9780738504261
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Few American resort cities rival the romantic slpendor of Atlantic City, New Jersey. Since 1854, this island has evoked dreams and memories of days lived amid white sand beaches, a vibrant boardwalk, exciting amusement piers, and grand hotels. For decades it was a place where teenagers fell in love, returned for honeymoons, and later brought families. Atlantic Cities is a nostalgic return to the pre-casino days that now seem relatively innocent. The founders believed that the city would become a grand health resort, featuring healthful sea breezes and balmy days. Nearly deserted when the first train loaded with day-trippers arrived on July 1, 1854, Atlantic City, by 1900, was known throughout much of the world as "The Queen of American Resorts." With huge hotels lining the Boardwalk and unique amusement piers jutting into the ocean, the city thrived on what one promoter called "ocean, emotion, and constant promotion." Those were the days when bathers frolicked on the beach in drab clothing, when the Boardwalk was alive with throngs of happy visitors, and Miss America actually strolled the Boardwalk amid the crowds. Images like those, and of course of the annual Easter Parade, one of the East Coast's premier social events, are among the nearly two hundred photographs carefully selected for this long-awaited book.


Author : Irene Fleming
Publisher : Blurb
Release : 2019-08-16
Page : 24
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9780464205579
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Delightful book of poems by new author, Irene Fleming, 80, from South London, who is an example of how it's never too late to achieve one's dreams. The poems reflect on a range of subjects, from heartache and female friendship through to our relationship with money and dreams of distant shores.


Author : John Fernando
Publisher : John Fernando
Release : 2015-04-02
Page :
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0994309910
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A beautifully crafted book of short stories, images and poetry that touches the very heart of all those people who were involved in World War I over 100 years ago. The poetry in this book is often recited at schools in Australia during special days of remembrance and celebration (such as ANZAC Day). This hard copy version of this book is also available in libraries in Australia. The warm and rich words in this book captures the hopes, aspirations, yearnings, tragedy and courage of the soldiers who fought in the terrible trenches and, more importantly, the suffering experienced by the families left behind. It's a popular book and a must have for anyone wishing to have an insight into how life was in one of the more dramatic periods in human history. Thank you, John Fernando


Author : William Pinkney
Publisher :
Release : 1869
Page : 96
Category :
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Author : Piero Boitani
Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
Release : 2010-10-19
Page : 500
Category :
ISBN 13 : 1459605640
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Flight has always fascinated human minds, but until a century ago it remained a dream - the exclusive domain of birds, gods, and mythological heroes. From the myths of the ancients to the poetry of Pindar and Yeats, Winged Words traces the imprint of the human impulse to fly from premodern times to the age of terrorism in both literature and history. Piero Boitani begins his analysis with an account of the way the myths of Pegasus and Icarus have persisted from classical to twentieth-century politics and literature. He then takes up the figure of Hermes; the roles of halcyons and eagles in classical, biblical, and later literatures; and literary response to Pieter Brueghel's The Fall of Icarus. Honing in on modern figures and concerns, Boitani also offers a fascinating discussion of author-pilot Antoine de Saint-Exupry and concludes with a meditation on the flight of the hijacked airliners on 9/11. Throughout, Winged Word brings a remarkable range of men of action, politicians, theologians, writers, and artists into dialogue with each other; Shakespeare with T. S. Eliot, Horace with Ovid, Leonardo with Milton, Leopardi with Mallarm, Saint-Exupry with Faulkner and Rilke, and the Ulysses of Homer with the Ulysses of Dante. Ultimately, by showing how writers and fliers have looked to the ancients for inspiration, Boitani testifies to the modern relevance of poetry and the classics.


Author : David Lee Miller
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Release : 2018-07-05
Page : 256
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 1501728849
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In Dreams of the Burning Child, David Lee Miller explores the uncanny persistence of filial sacrifice as a motif in English literature and its classical and biblical antecedents. He combines strikingly original reinterpretations of the Aeneid, Hamlet, The Winter's Tale, and Dombey and Son with perceptive accounts of dreams found in memoirs, poems, and psychoanalytic texts. Miller looks closely at the grisly fantasy of the sacrifice of sons as it is depicted in classical epic, early modern drama, the nineteenth-century novel, the postcolonial novel, the lyric, the funeral elegy, sacred scriptures, and psychoanalytic theory. He also draws examples from painting, sculpture, photography, and architecture into a witty and engaging discussion that ranges from the binding of Isaac to Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, and from questions of literary history to the dilemmas of patriarchal masculinity.


Author : Ellen Clare Pearson
Publisher :
Release : 1894
Page : 62
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Author : S a Carter
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2009-08-01
Page : 632
Category :
ISBN 13 : 1449019129
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Author : Sir Walter Besant
Publisher :
Release : 1895
Page :
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Author : Robert Thomson
Publisher :
Release : 1898
Page : 96
Category :
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Author : Devendra Bhatnagar
Publisher : Notion Press
Release : 2019-08-19
Page : 216
Category : Poetry
ISBN 13 : 1645873005
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Of Dreams and Mermaids is a meditative canvas of verses from the seas and shores. A roadside bench could be the hero in one and God Himself in another. A petal takes centre stage but then so does the City itself. When one is humbled by a storm at sea, the answer in the other is sought through a lively easel. Without preaching, the poems gently guide you into realizing that the everyday is as precious and beautiful as the exotic and the adventurous. Some beautiful colour photography from around the world accompanies this very special book of verses.


Author : George Edmund Otis
Publisher :
Release : 1875
Page : 97
Category :
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Author : Dominic Smith
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2011-09-13
Page : 480
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1439198888
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Painting of Sara de Vos comes a sweeping historical novel set amid the skyscrapers of 1890s Chicago and the far-flung islands of the South Pacific. In the waning years of the nineteenth century there was a hunger for tribal artifacts, spawning collecting voyages from museums and collectors around the globe. In 1897, one such collector, a Chicago insurance magnate, sponsors an expedition into the South Seas to commemorate the completion of his company's new skyscraper--the world's tallest building. The ship is to bring back an array of Melanesian weaponry and handicrafts, but also several natives related by blood. Caught up in this scheme are two orphans—Owen Graves, an itinerant trader from Chicago's South Side who has recently proposed to the girl he must leave behind, and Argus Niu, a mission houseboy in the New Hebrides who longs to be reunited with his sister. At the cusp of the twentieth century, the expedition forces a collision course between the tribal and the civilized, between two young men plagued by their respective and haunting pasts. An epic and ambitious story that brings to mind E. L. Doctorow, with echoes of Melville and Robert Louis Stevenson, Bright and Distant Shores is a wondrous achievement by a writer known for creating compelling fiction from the fabric of history.


Author : R. Drew Smith
Publisher : Baylor University Press
Release : 2006
Page : 284
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1932792376
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This volume examines relations between U.S. Protestants and Africa since the end of colonial rule. It draws attention to shifting ecclesiastical and socio-political priorities, especially the decreased momentum of social justice advocacy and the growing missionary influence of churches emphasizing spiritual revival and personal prosperity. The book provides a thought-provoking assessment of U.S. Protestant involvements with Africa, and it proposes forms of engagement that build upon ecclesiastical dynamism within American and African contexts.


Author : Edward William Cole
Publisher :
Release : 1892
Page : 381
Category : Poetry
ISBN 13 :
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