Echoes Of The Great Song

Heroic Fantasy

Author: David Gemmell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409093603

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 8169

The Great Bear will descend from the skies, and with his paw, lash at the ocean. He will devour all the works of Man. Then he will sleep for ten thousand years, and the breath of his sleep will be death. The prophecy had come true. The world spun. Tidal waves lashed the planet, and a new ice age dawned. The few survivors of a once great empire struggled to rebuild, to hold their ground against the rising barbarian tide. Then two moons appeared in the skies, unleashing a terrible evil that threatened not only the new empire, but the survival of the world itself. 'When it comes to heroic fantasy, nobody does it better than David Gemmell' The Dark Side 'Gemmell is several rungs above the good - right into the fabulous' Anne McCaffrey 'The best fantasy inspires genuine involvement. David Gemmell's novels do just that' Interzone

Der Weg der Helden


Author: David A. Gemmell

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641084881

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 9491

Talaban ist einer der letzten des Volkes der Avatare, und die Macht, die es einst besaß, schwindet. Doch jetzt fällt die grausame Armee der Kristallkönigin über die Welt her. Talaban glaubt, nur er und seine Freunde seien in der Lage, sie aufzuhalten. Aber dann lernt er das Bauernmädchen Sofarita kennen und ahnt, dass er nun die Geburt einer Legende miterlebt. Talaban beschließt, die junge Frau zu beschützen, zu leiten und – wenn es so weit ist – für sie zu sterben ...

The Echo of Our Song

Chants and Poems of the Hawaiians

Author: Mary Kawena Pukui,Alfons L. Korn

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824806682

Category: Poetry

Page: 233

View: 1191

Haina ia mai ana ka puana. This familiar refrain, sometimes translated Let the echo of our song be heard, appears among the closing lines in many nineteenth-century chants and poems. From earliest times, the chanting of poetry served the Hawaiians as a form of ritual celebration of the things they cherished--the beauty of their islands, the abundance of wild creatures that inhabited their sea and air, the majesty of their rulers, and the prowess of their gods. Commoners as well as highborn chiefs and poet-priests shared in the creation of the chants. These haku mele, or composers, the commoners especially, wove living threads from their own histoic circumstances and everyday experiences into the ongoing oral tradition, as handed down from expert to pupil, or from elder to descendant, generation after generation. This anthology embraces a wide variety of compositions: it ranges from song-poems of the Pele and Hiiaka cycle and the pre-Christian Shark Hula for Ka-lani-opuu to postmissionary chants and gospel hymns. These later selections date from the reign of Ka-mehameha III (1825-1854) to that of Queen Liliu-o-ka-lani (1891-1893) and comprise the major portion of the book. They include, along with heroic chants celebrating nineteenth-century Hawaiian monarchs, a number of works composed by commoners for commoners, such as Bill the Ice Skater, Mr. Thurston's Water-Drinking Brigade, and The Song of the Chanter Kaehu. Kaehu was a distinguished leper-poet who ended his days at the settlement-hospital on Molokai.


A Poem

Author: Charles Wright

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466877421

Category: Poetry

Page: 104

View: 4864

After the end of something, there comes another end, This one behind you, and far away. Only a lifetime can get you to it, and then just barely. Littlefoot, the eighteenth book from one of this country's most acclaimed poets, is an extended meditation on mortality, on the narrator's search of the skies for a road map and for last instructions on "the other side of my own death." Following the course of one year, the poet's seventieth, we witness the seasons change over his familiar postage stamps of soil, realizing that we are reflected in them, that the true affinity is between writer and subject, human and nature, one becoming the other, as the river is like our blood, "it powers on, / out of sight, out of mind." Seeded with lyrics of old love songs and spirituals, here we meet solitude, resignation, and a glad cry that while a return to the beloved earth is impossible, "all things come from splendor," and the urgent question that the poet can't help but ask: "Will you miss me when I'm gone?


Selected Late Poems

Author: Charles Wright

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466877480

Category: Poetry

Page: 384

View: 4173

Over the course of nineteen collections of poems, Charles Wright has built "one of the truly distinctive bodies of poetry created in the second half of the twentieth century" (David Young, Contemporary Poets). Bye-and-Bye, which brings together selections from Wright's more recent work—including the entirety of Littlefoot, Wright's moving, book-length meditation on mortality—showcases the themes and images that have defined his mature work: the true affinity between writer and subject, human and nature; the tenuous relationship between description and actuality; and the search for a truth that transcends change and death. Bye-and-Bye is a wonderful introduction to the late work of one of America's finest and best-loved poets.

Echos der Vergangenheit


Author: Mark Barnes

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641130948

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 510

Würdest du deinen besten Freund töten, um zu überleben? Corajidin, das Oberhaupt des Hauses Erebus, ist tödlich erkrankt. Da wird ihm prophezeit, dass er überleben wird, wenn er das Amt des Hochkönigs erlangt. Doch um dieses Ziel zu erreichen, muss er nicht nur uralte Gesetze brechen. Es ist auch nötig, dass er seinen ältesten Freund ermordet, den amtierenden Hochkönig. Dabei hält Corajidin auch nicht auf, dass seine einzige Tochter geschworen hat, den Hochkönig mit ihrem Leben zu beschützen. Denn was ist das Leben einer einzelnen jungen Frau wert, wenn ein Bürgerkrieg unausweichlich ist?

Echoes of Narcissus

Author: Lieve Spaas,Trista Selous

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781571817617

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 286

View: 1087

In Greek mythology the beautiful Narcissus glimpsed his own reflection in the waters of a spring and fell in love. But his was an impossible passion and, filled with despair, he pined away. Over the years the myth has inspired painters, writers, and film directors, as well as philosophers and psychoanalysts. The tragic story of Narcissus, in love with himself, and of Echo, the nymph in love with him, lies at the heart of this collection of essays exploring the origins of the myth and some of its many cultural manifestations and meanings relating to the self and the self's relationship to the other. Through their discussion of the myth and its ramifications, the contributors to this volume broaden our understanding of one of the fundamental myths of Western culture. Lieve Spaas is Research Professor of Arts and Culture, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Kingston University and has worked in social anthropology, French literature, and francophone film. Trista Selous is Associate Research Fellow at Roehampton Institute, London.

Echoes of the Call

Identity and Ideology among American Missionaries in Ecuador

Author: Jeffrey Swanson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195361766

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 1598

Drawing on the personal histories of one hundred evangelical missionaries in Ecuador, Echoes of the Call explores the lives of missionaries as sociological "strangers." In a study as compelling as it is insightful, Jeffrey Swanson illustrates how missionaries are distanced, not only from their culture and homeland, but also from their own era. The work begins with Swanson's interpretation of how his own experience as a child of missionaries shaped the viewpoint of estrangement from which the book is written. Swanson renders the formation of a missionary identity as the rhetorical composition of a personal testimony, in which life stories of separation, loss, conflict, and conversion are melded symbolically with historical mission themes of sacrifice, heroism, spiritual militancy, and divine calling. Relying on his subjects' own narratives, he traces the missionaries' personal journeys as their sense of calling first emerges, and then as it must be reinterpreted to account for unexpected, ambiguous, and often disillusioning experiences in their host country. Swanson argues that missionaries are marginal individuals who use their vocation creatively to produce a meaningful social world, and who use rhetoric effectively to maintain that world, for themselves and for supporters in their home countries. An informative and nuanced study, this book is a significant contribution to present sociological literature concerning missionaries and American evangelicals. Anyone interested in the sociology of religion, culture, and folklore will find Echoes of the Call to be a valuable and intriguing work.


Author: Joseph A. Bailey, II, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1463492146

Category: Social Science

Page: 348

View: 5586

Ancient Africans, perhaps around 5500 BC, established a tradition based upon truth, goodness, beauty, and other immaterial and intangible aspects of things of worth. Believing all of God’s creations were forever linked, they focused on having good relations with and behaviors toward fellow human beings and with nature – both for the purpose of reaching a heaven afterlife. Out of these concepts arose the sense of community, including the practice of no person being left behind. Echoes of Ancient African Values discusses who Ancient Africans were as a people; their genius and creative ways of thinking; their philosophical and spiritual foundations; and their world shaping achievements. Unfortunately, peoples throughout the world have failed to realize or acknowledge the fact that Ancient Africans have produced the most brilliance civilization and culture the world has ever known. This applies whether the measure is by significance, greatness, or numbers. The fashioning of such brilliance inside high morals not only transcended space and time but also designed sublime echoes. A major premise of this book is that these echoes were extremely instrumental in enabling Ancient African slaves to survive their hellish situation as well as having ongoingly contributed to the recovery of Black Americans from the effects of slavery. Numerous examples are given. Otherwise, what is stressed to all peoples in the world is that Ancient African Values contain workable answers for solving every type of problem concerning humanity.

The Silver Horn Echoes

A Song of Roland

Author: Michael Eging,Steve Arnold

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1532020228

Category: Fiction

Page: 334

View: 366

The Dark Agesa time of great turmoil and the collision of empires! As the Frank kingdom prepares for war, Roland, young heir to the Breton March, has been relegated to guard duty until a foreign emissary entrusts him with vital word of a new threat to the kingdom. Now Roland must embark on a risky journey to save all he loves from swift destruction. And yet while facing down merciless enemies, he must also reveal the hand of a murderer who even now stalks the halls of power and threatens to pull apart a kingdom reborn under the greatest of medieval kings, the remarkable Charlemagne. For Roland to become the champion his kingdom needs, he must survive war, intrigue and betrayal. The Silver Horn Echoes pays homage to "La Chanson de Roland" by revisiting an age of intrigue and honor, and a fateful decision in the shadows of a lonely mountain passRoncevaux!

Echoes of Kansas Basketball

The Greatest Stories Ever Told

Author: Triumph Books

Publisher: Triumph Books

ISBN: 1617490431

Category: GAMES

Page: 224

View: 4391

Spanning decades with great columns from renowned writers, this time capsule recounts the greatest moments in Kansas lore and tracks the chronological progression of sports writing styles from the esoteric to the ultra-modern. The account details the Jayhawks from their roots of glory to their modern-day triumphs.

Echoes of His Voice

Day Unto Day Uttereth Speech

Author: Babatunde Ajimoti

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469197626

Category: Religion

Page: 124

View: 2360

The overwhelming rush of everyday life makes it easy for us to lose our sense of purpose and hope. Various stories in Echoes of His Voice give inspiration on how be sensitive to our Gods voice and walk in His purpose every day.

Echoes of the Wind

Book 1

Author: Alphi Gabriel

Publisher: Alphi Gabriel


Category: Fiction

Page: 245

View: 3607

In a world where gadgets and magic coexist, a young college boy is burdened with the task of determining its fate. With the discovery of a mysterious crystal, he must choose whether to save a warring world from destroying itself or let it fall into chaos at the hands of an unknown enemy. Echoes of the Wind is the first book in the Echoes series. With a unique take on eastern storytelling, discover a world where the problems of contemporary life are mixed with the limitless possibilities of magic. Explore a realm where magic can be used to power a computer or mastered to defeat a rival on the varsity team. Follow Von as he and his friends arrive for the first day of college, the biggest change of their lives. Experience them tackle the challenges of being a young adult as they meet new people, from a mysterious old man selling enchanted knickknacks to a boy genius who uses spells to manipulate time. How will Von evolve through the arduous journey he has ahead of him?

Die Legende

Die Drenai Saga

Author: David Gemmell

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426440148

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 2765

Das Reich der Drenai beginnt zu zerfallen. Vor den Toren von Dros Delnoch steht eine unüberwindlich scheinende Streitmacht der Steppenkrieger der Nadir. In dieser verzweifelten Situation besinnen sich die Drenai ihres besten Anführers: der legendäre Axtkämpfer Druss, genannt 'die Legende'. Seit 30 Jahren lieben die Leser David Gemmells Meisterwerk der Heroic Fantasy. 10 Jahre war dieser Roman-Klassiker nicht lieferbar – jetzt kann die heroische Schlacht um Dros Delnoch, der letzte, heldenhafte Kampf einer Legende, in zeitgemäßer Ausstattung neu- und wiederentdeckt werden.

Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings

Author: Steve Sullivan

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810882965

Category: Music

Page: 1030

View: 6804

The Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings, Volumes 1 and 2 covers the full range of popular music recordings with virtually unprecedented breadth and depth. In this 2-volume encyclopedia, Sullivan explores approximately 1,000 song recordings from 1889 to the present, telling the stories behind the songs, recordings, performers, and songwriters. From the Victorian parlor ballad and ragtime hit at the end of the 19th century to today’s rock classics, the Encyclopedia progresses through a parade popular music styles, from jazz to blues to country Western, as well as the important but too often neglected genres of ethnic and world music, gospel, and traditional folk. This book is the ideal research tool for lovers of popular music in all its glorious variety.

Echoes of the Past, Epics of Dissent

A South Korean Social Movement

Author: Nancy Abelmann

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520917484

Category: Social Science

Page: 467

View: 5365

Echoes of the Past, Epics of Dissent, the story of a South Korean social movement, offers a window to a decade of tumultuous social protest in a postcolonial, divided nation. Abelmann brings a dramatic chapter of modern Korean history to life—a period in which farmers, student activists, and organizers joined to protest the corporate ownership of tenant plots never distributed in the 1949 Land Reform. From public sites of protest to backstage meetings and negotiations, from farming villages to university campuses, Abelmann's highly original study explores this movement as a complex process always in the making. Her discussion moves fluently between past and present, local and national, elites and dominated, and urban and rural. Touching on major historical issues, this ethnography of dissent explores contemporary popular nationalism and historical consciousness.

Echoes of an Invisible World

Marsilio Ficino and Francesco Patrizi on Cosmic Order and Music Theory

Author: Jacomien Prins

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004281762

Category: History

Page: 476

View: 702

In Echoes of an invisible world Jacomien Prins offers an account of the transformation of the notion of Pythagorean world harmony during the Renaissance and the role of the Italian philosophers Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499) and Francesco Patrizi (1529-1597) in redefining the relationship between cosmic order and music theory.

Personal Poems, Complete Volume IV., the Works of Whittier: Personal Poems

Author: John Greenleaf Whittier

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 3842496419

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

View: 4839

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

Reverberating Song in Shakespeare and Milton

Language, Memory, and Musical Representation

Author: Asst Prof Erin Minear

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409479129

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

View: 7868

In this study, Erin Minear explores the fascination of Shakespeare and Milton with the ability of music–heard, imagined, or remembered–to infiltrate language. Such infected language reproduces not so much the formal or sonic properties of music as its effects. Shakespeare's and Milton's understanding of these effects was determined, she argues, by history and culture as well as individual sensibility. They portray music as uncanny and divine, expressive and opaque, promoting associative rather than logical thought processes and unearthing unexpected memories. The title reflects the multiple and overlapping meanings of reverberation in the study: the lingering and infectious nature of musical sound; the questionable status of audible, earthly music as an echo of celestial harmonies; and one writer's allusions to another. Minear argues that many of the qualities that seem to us characteristically 'Shakespearean' stem from Shakespeare's engagement with how music works-and that Milton was deeply influenced by this aspect of Shakespearean poetics. Analyzing Milton's account of Shakespeare's 'warbled notes,' she demonstrates that he saw Shakespeare as a peculiarly musical poet, deeply and obscurely moving his audience with language that has ceased to mean, but nonetheless lingers hauntingly in the mind. Obsessed with the relationship between words and music for reasons of his own, including his father's profession as a composer, Milton would adopt, adapt, and finally reject Shakespeare's form of musical poetics in his own quest to 'join the angel choir.' Offering a new way of looking at the work of two major authors, this study engages and challenges scholars of Shakespeare, Milton, and early modern culture.