A New York City cop and a washed-up photographer who have nothing in common but a retrograde amnesia that has stolen all memories older than thirteen years find their lives upended by otherworldly, murderous beings who know the truth about their pasts.
Author: Edward Lazellari
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
One of the most often repeated anecdotes about the direction of literary studies over the past three decades concerns a graduate student who complained of reading Kate Chopin's The Awakening in three classes and Herman Melville's Moby-Dick in none. But Chopin has not always been featured in the literary curriculum. Though she achieved national success in her lifetime (1850--1904) as a writer of Louisiana "local color" fiction, after her death her work fell into obscurity until 1969, when Norwegian literary scholar Per Seyersted published The Complete Works of Kate Chopin and sparked a remarkable American literary revival. Chopin soon became a major presence in the canon, and today every college textbook surveying American literature contains a Chopin short story, her novel The Awakening, or an excerpt from it. In this unique work, twelve prominent Chopin scholars reflect on their parts in the Kate Chopin revival and its impact on their careers. A generation ago, against powerful odds, many of them staked their reputations on the belief -- now fully validated -- that Chopin is one of America's essential writers. These scholars energetically sponsored Chopin's works in the 1970s and 1980s and encouraged reading, studying, and teaching Chopin. They wrote books and articles about her, gave talks about her, offered interviews to newspapers and magazines, taught her works in their classes, and urged their colleagues to do the same, helping to build a network of teachers, students, editors, journalists, librarians, and others who continue to promote Chopin's work. Throughout, these essays stress several elements vital to the revival's success. Timing proved critical, as the rise of the women's movement and the emergence of new sexual norms in the 1960s helped set an ideal context for Chopin in the United States and abroad in the 1970s and 1980s. Seyersted's biography of Chopin and his accurate texts of her entire oeuvre allowed scholars to quickly publish their analyses of her work. Popular media -- including Redbook, New York Times, and PBS -- took notice of Chopin and advanced her work outside the scholarly realm. But in the final analysis, as the contributors point out, Kate Chopin's irresistible writing itself made her revival possible. Highly personal, at times amusing, and always thought provoking, these revealing recollections and new critical insights offer a fascinating firsthand account of a decisive moment in American literary history.
The Story of the Kate Chopin Revival
Author: Bernard Koloski
Publisher: LSU Press
Category: Literary Collections
As a kid, Noam Chomsky handed out the Daily Mirror at his uncle's newsstand on 72nd Street, inadvertently finding himself in a buzzing intellectual and political hub for European immigrants in New York. Iranian human rights Nobelist Shirin Ebadi and her husband signed their own legal contract, attempting to restore equality to their marriage after the Iranian Revolution effectively erased the legal rights of women. Elizabeth Warren set out to expose those frauds declaring bankruptcy and taking advantage of the system-only to discover, in her research, a very different story of hard-working middle-class families facing economic collapse in the absence of a social safety net. While studying at Oxford, a young Tariq Ali made a bet with a friend that he could work the Vietnam War into every single answer on his final exams. In this rousing, thoughtful, often funny, and always inspiring volume, a diverse and impressive group of thinkers reflect on those formative experiences that shaped their own political commitments. A fascinating new window into the revealing links between the personal and the political, Political Awakenings will engage readers across generations.
Conversations with History (Large Print 16pt)
Author: Harry Kreisler
Documentary deals with the aftermath of the encephalitis outbreak which occurred following World War I. Describes and depicts the symptoms of the condition and the initially dramatic and beneficial effect of l-dopa treatment. Includes interviews with Oliver Sacks.
Author: Oliver W. Sacks
Publisher: Doubleday Books
Category: African trypanosomiasis
Annotation French intellectual Marcel's (1889-1973) autobiography /En chemin, vers quel was published in 1971 by Gallimard, Paris. An English translation by Peter S. Rogers is being brought out in light of the impact his work has had on postmodern thought. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
A Translation of Marcel's Autobiography En Chemin, Vers Quel Éveil?
Author: Gabriel Marcel
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Who am I? What career path is right for me? Where do I look for a compatible mate? These are the questions that haunted a college freshman struggling with crucial decisions regarding his future, while sinking deeper into the black hole of fraternity life. He thought he was on the right track, attending the college of his dreams and being initiated into the frat brotherhood. But after an unsettling spring break trip to Mexico-the first of many Awakenings-his life course turned in an unexpected direction as he made the daring move to transfer schools, leaving the prestigious private university in north Dallas for a small, unknown college in Oklahoma City. Join in the adventure, tragedy, and romance that transform an unsettled adolescent into a confident, keenly directed adult. See the puzzle of a young man's life come together as a series of defining moments make the future crystal clear. You will come away with an enlightened sense of what it means to be living in the providential care of a loving God.
Defining Moments in a Young Man's Life
Author: J. Terry Johnson,Pat Boone
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Transmitted from China to Japan in the 13th century, Zen Buddhism not only introduced religious practices but also literature, calligraphy, philosophy, and ink painting to Japanese disciples. This elegant book discusses these fields as they combined to encompass the evocative practice of figure painting within Zen Buddhism in medieval Japan. Focusing on forty-seven exceptional Japanese and Chinese paintings from the 12th to the 16th centuries––which together illustrate the story of the “awakening” of Zen art––the book features essays by distinguished scholars that discuss the life and art within Zen monastic and lay communities. The authors explore the ideology underlying the development of Zen’s own pantheon of characters created to imagine the Buddha’s wisdom and offer fresh insights into the role of the visual arts within Zen practice as it developed in Japan in close dialogue with the Asian continent.
Zen Figure Painting in Medieval Japan
Publisher: Japan Society Gallery
"The flush of adrenaline now running through my veins has long been absent from my life. Though confrontation is not what I anticipated on Topos Hydatos Katharos—place of pure water—the rush of adrenaline reconnects me with the excitement of living. Just as vigorously as I came to Topos Hydatos Katharos to run away from my life, I am now just a vigorously running for my life. Fear and exuberance simultaneously battle for the supremacy of my immediate emotions." Having lost at love and business, Charles sets out for a holiday on the island Topos Hydatos Katharos, renown for relaxation and regeneration. What he finds there is not what he came looking for. An aggressive race of human-like indigenous beings, seeking to dominate the island, has pitted themselves against two other groups who want only peace for the island. Caught in the middle of the conflict Charles begins to learn that, "We are not strong because of what we can do. We are strong because of what we choose not to do, even though we have the power to do it."
Author: Frank Billingham
Publisher: Tate Publishing
The Book of Awakening, a cult favorite since its original publication in 2000, catapaulted to fame in 2010 after it was chosen as one of Oprah Winfrey’s favorite things. This gift edition with sewn binding and a ribbon marker reflects the book’s odyssey as a well-beloved daily companion. Mark Nepo wrote the book more than a decade ago, in response to his journey through cancer a decade before that. That experience led him to create a day book not only for people going through life-threatening situations but for everyone. Nepo calls it, “a book to help people meet their days and inhabit their lives. I had a commitment to create a book that could serve up inner food, that could be turned to as a spiritual first-aid kit.” That this book continued to find its readers affirms its quality as a life affirming companion. Again, in Nepo’s workds, “I think it confirms the yearning of people everywhere for meaningful and humble work that invites readers on a journey together. The premise of the book is that people everywhere have a wisdom of their own and the book is there to guide them to their own wisdom.” The Book of Awakening is a modern classic, speaking to the hearts of hundreds of thousands of readers. It’s a daily guide for living in hard times and good times, all the time reminding us that the life we’re living is the life we have. Lived authentically it can--and does--become the life we want. This hardcover edition features a ribbon marker and a subject index that allows the reader to search for quotes and inspiration pertinent to his or her life not only by day but my category.
Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have (Gift Edition)
Author: Mark Nepo
Publisher: Conari Press
"To many scholars in the world of religious studies, Zen is a world apart from the world of politics, and the philosophy of the Kyoto school is a politically neutral blend of intellectual traditions East and West, Buddhist and Christian. This volume challenges those assumptions by focusing on the question of nationalism in the work of Japanese Buddhist thinkers during and after the Pacific War. Fifteen Japanese and Western scholars offer a variety of critical perspectives concerning the political responsibility of intellectuals and the concrete historical consequences of working within a religious or philosophical tradition." "The first group of essays debates the role of Zen Buddhism in wartime Japan." "A second group of essays examines the political thought and activities of Nishida Kitaro, the doyen of the Kyoto school." "A third group of essays questions the complicity of other philosophers of the Kyoto school in the wartime spirit of nationalism and analyzes the ideas of modernity and the modern nation-state then current in Japan." "This carefully documented volume offers a wealth of information and reflection for those interested in prewar and wartime history, Zen, Japanese philosophy, and the problem of nationalism today."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Zen, the Kyoto School, & the Question of Nationalism
Author: James W. Heisig,John C. Maraldo
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Stories and Prayers
Author: Hilary Faith Jones,Leprosy Mission
Category: Church year meditations
In "Dark Awakenings," author and scholar Cardin explores the ancient intersection between religion and horror in seven stories and three academic papers.
Author: Matt Cardin
Publisher: Mythos Books LLC
Awakenings: The Essential Guide to Metaphysics came about as a result of the many questions people have asked me in classes and private consultations. The same questions kept occurring over the years, which led to the creation of an eight-week class and eventually this book. Awakenings: The Essential Guide to Metaphysics is a reference guide to the basic concepts of metaphysical/New Age philosophy that continues to attract new people. The book is designed to familiarize the reader with the ideas behind areas of highest interest to those seeking an understanding of this philosophy as well as to expand the knowledge of those who may be more advanced in their learning. Awakenings: The Essential Guide to Metaphysics takes the sometimes "mystical" concepts and explains them in simple, easy to understand terms. Within these pages, you will find your answers as well as new questions to stimulate you to further study. If you only read one book about metaphysics, this is it.
The Essential Guide to Metaphysics
Author: Steve Tackett
Sean Morgan is wealthy, good-looking, and smart, so the world should be his oyster, but nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, Sean’s the one stuck in the tiny shell his rich, conservative family forced him into. He’d love to break away from law school—and his girlfriend—to pursue life as a maybe-gay photographer, but he doesn't have the guts... until he meets sexy bartender-slash-artist Adam while on vacation with Lindsey.
Author: Tara Larson
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
It had all started out as just a game, and then "It" had come, and their world was never the same again. Was there actually any truth to the information being related to them from beyond? Was it an actual presence that brought them together, or was it all in their minds? Four misfits from a college in the Midwest are seemingly thrown together into a strange series of occurrences by the mysterious intelligence known only as "Zem". Author Tom Baker, his four cohorts, and the mysterious writer "John Pickman" take you on a strange, harrowing journey into the great dead heart of the haunted backroads of rural Indiana, and comb the antique buildings of a historic college campus in search of strange and elusive truths. A mind-shattering book, a tragic examination of human foibles, an intense and piercing examination of the human will to believe. Awakenings open your eyes, and join us. If you dare!
A Journey to the Center of Human Belief
Author: Tom Baker
Expect a life-changing experience[Re]Awakenings are the starting points for life-changing experiences; a new plane of existence, an alternate reality or cyber-reality. This genre-spanning anthology of new speculative fiction explores that theme with a spectrum of tales, from science fiction to fantasy to paranormal; in styles from clinically serious to joyfully silly. As you read through them all, and you must read all of them, you will discover along the way that stereo-typical distinctions between the genres within speculative fiction are often arbitrary and unhelpful. You will be taken on an emotional journey through a galaxy of sparkling fiction; you will laugh, you will cry; you will consider timeless truths and contemplate eternal questions.All of life is within these pages, from birth to death (and in some cases beyond). In all of these stories, most of them specifically written for this anthology, the short format has been used to great effect. If you haven'¿¿t already heard of some of these authors, you soon will as they are undoubtedly destined to become future stars in the speculative fiction firmament. Remember, you read them here first!
an anthology of new Speculative Fiction
Author: Alison Buck,Neil Faarid,Gingerlily,Robin Moran,PR Pope,Alexander Skye,Peter Wolfe
Publisher: Elsewhen Press
A single mother who dropped out of school tries to prevent her daughter from making the same mistake.
Author: Martha J. Ross-Rodgers
Publisher: Jireh Pub
Category: Biography & Autobiography