Read Me: a Poem for Every Day of the Year

Author: Gaby Morgan

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

ISBN: 9781529005622


Page: 512

View: 2165

A new cover edition of Read Me, the bestselling poetry anthology with over a quarter of a million copies sold. Read Me contains a poem for every day of the year from the very best modern and classic poets.365 rhymes, verses and poems from the likes of Brian Patten, William Wordsworth, A. A. Milne, Emily Dickinson, Wes Magee, William Blake, Seamus Heaney, Ian McMillan, Gareth Owen and Walter de la Mare.

Freund oder Feind

Author: Michael Morpurgo

Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag

ISBN: 3646923806

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 8086

England während des zweiten Weltkriegs. Für David und seinen Freund Tucky ist der Krieg in weite Ferne gerückt, seit sie aus London weggeschickt worden sind und auf dem Land bei Mr Reynolds leben. Auf langen Streifzügen erkunden sie die Umgebung. Eines Abends sehen sie einen Lichtblitz über dem Moor. Ein deutsches Kampfflugzeug stürzt ab. Und plötzlich scheint der Feind wieder ganz nah. Doch sind diese beiden Männer wirklich ihre Feinde? Oder sind es einfach zwei Menschen, die Hilfe brauchen? David und Tucky müssen eine schwierige Entscheidung treffen ...

CliffsNotes on Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Author: Mary Robinson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544182138

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 72

View: 6140

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. Piqued by a dare, Angelou wrote this first book as an exercise in autobiography as art—and succeeded. Her novel is a story of the difficulties of black women and the eventual victory of spirit that comes from being a soulful fighter. CliffsNotes on I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings helps you explore this tale of rebirth, self-worth, and dignity. This concise supplement helps you understand the overall structure of the novel, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author. Features that help you study include A close look at the author's life which offers insight into her writing A list of characters and their descriptions Summaries and commentaries, chapter by chapter Critical assessments of the novel and the television movie adaptation Glossaries to help you fully understand the novel Critical essays on women in the novel and Southern Fundamentalism A review section that tests your knowledge, and suggested essay topics Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Life Goes On

Poetry for Everyday People

Author: Larry W. Winston

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462834303

Category: Poetry

Page: 117

View: 9649

Do you like funny stories, stories with a twist? Do you like heart-warming stories? What about easy flowing poetry? We all do. This book is all of that and more. This is a poetic anthology the whole family will enjoy. Speaking of family, wait until you meet Aunt Rose or the family pet pig. The poems range from a six year old giving Santa a very hard time, to an idiot seeking cupids help in finding true love to a seven year old discussing the absence of his recently deceased father. Get ready to laugh, cry, smile and reflect. This may easily become the familys favourite book. You`ll read it from cover to cover at one sitting. It will be hard to put this poetic gem down. Don`t let me hold you up . . . . Happy reading!.

I, Virgil

Author: David Wishart

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444732714

Category: Fiction

Page: 348

View: 3886

Visionary, scholar, idealist, poet and author of a momentous epic and other timeless works, Wishart's Virgil is a man of contradictions: celibate but capable of great love; stuffy, sometimes prudish but often extremely warm and open; shy but with a talent for friendship and a certain magnetism. Through his eyes we gain an oblique view of great historical events: the assassination of Caesar, the downfall of Pompey and the tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra. He resists involvement in politics until fate leads him inexorably to the meeting with Octavian that is to result in the commission of his masterpiece, THE AENEID.


Author: Douglas Florian

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152061487

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 157

View: 1676

A collection of more than one hundred humorous poems on such topics as ogres, pizza, fear, school, dragons, trees, and hair.

Jubilee Hitchhiker

The Life and Times of Richard Brautigan

Author: William Hjortsberg

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 1619020459

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 878

View: 557

Confident and robust, Jubilee Hitchhiker is an comprehensive biography of late novelist and poet Richard Brautigan, author of Troutfishing in America and A Confederate General from Big Sur, among many others. When Brautigan took his own life in September of 1984 his close friends and network of artists and writers were devastated though not entirely surprised. To many, Brautigan was shrouded in enigma, erratic and unpredictable in his habits and presentation. But his career was formidable, an inspiration to young writers like Hjortsberg trying to get their start. Brautigans career wove its way through both the Beat-influenced San Francisco Renaissance in the 1950s and the “Flower Power hippie movement of the 1960s; while he never claimed direct artistic involvement with either period, Jubilee Hitchhiker also delves deeply into the spirited times in which he lived. As Hjortsberg guides us through his search to uncover Brautigan as a man the reader is pulled deeply into the writers world. Ultimately this is a work that seeks to connect the Brautigan known to his fans with the man who ended his life so abruptly in 1984 while revealing the close ties between his writing and the actual events of his life. Part history, part biography, and part memoir this etches the portrait of a man destroyed by his genius.

Aimless Love

New and Selected Poems

Author: Billy Collins

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 081298465X

Category: Poetry

Page: 288

View: 9887

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “America’s favorite poet.”—The Wall Street Journal From the two-term Poet Laureate of the United States Billy Collins comes his first volume of new and selected poems in twelve years. Aimless Love combines fifty new poems with generous selections from his four most recent books—Nine Horses, The Trouble with Poetry, Ballistics, and Horoscopes for the Dead. Collins’s unmistakable voice, which brings together plain speech with imaginative surprise, is clearly heard on every page, reminding us how he has managed to enrich the tapestry of contemporary poetry and greatly expand its audience. His work is featured in top literary magazines such as The New Yorker, Poetry, and The Atlantic, and he sells out reading venues all across the country. Appearing regularly in The Best American Poetry series, his poems appeal to readers and live audiences far and wide and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. By turns playful, ironic, and serious, Collins’s poetry captures the nuances of everyday life while leading the reader into zones of inspired wonder. In the poet’s own words, he hopes that his poems “begin in Kansas and end in Oz.” Touching on the themes of love, loss, joy, and poetry itself, these poems showcase the best work of this “poet of plenitude, irony, and Augustan grace” (The New Yorker). Envoy Go, little book, out of this house and into the world, carriage made of paper rolling toward town bearing a single passenger beyond the reach of this jittery pen and far from the desk and the nosy gooseneck lamp. It is time to decamp, put on a jacket and venture outside, time to be regarded by other eyes, bound to be held in foreign hands. So off you go, infants of the brain, with a wave and some bits of fatherly advice: stay out as late as you like, don’t bother to call or write, and talk to as many strangers as you can. Praise for Aimless Love “[Billy Collins] is able, with precious few words, to make me cry. Or laugh out loud. He is a remarkable artist. To have such power in such an abbreviated form is deeply inspiring.”—J. J. Abrams, The New York Times Book Review “His work is poignant, straightforward, usually funny and imaginative, also nuanced and surprising. It bears repeated reading and reading aloud.”—The Plain Dealer “Collins has earned almost rock-star status. . . . He knows how to write layered, subtly witty poems that anyone can understand and appreciate—even those who don’t normally like poetry. . . . The Collins in these pages is distinctive, evocative, and knows how to make the genre fresh and relevant.”—The Christian Science Monitor “Collins’s new poems contain everything you've come to expect from a Billy Collins poem. They stand solidly on even ground, chiseled and unbreakable. Their phrasing is elegant, the humor is alive, and the speaker continues to stroll at his own pace through the plainness of American life.”—The Daily Beast “[Collins’s] poetry presents simple observations, which create a shared experience between Collins and his readers, while further revealing how he takes life’s everyday humdrum experiences and makes them vibrant.”—The Times Leader From the Hardcover edition.

American Dreamer


Author: John Kenney

Publisher: Manhattan

ISBN: 3641124468

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3920

MAD MEN meets Nick Hornby Finbar Dolan ist Ende dreißig, Angestellter in einer renommierten New Yorker Werbeagentur und erfindet Tag für Tag die ideale Wirklichkeit – nicht nur für seine Kunden, sondern auch für sein eigenes Leben. Doch schließlich muss er sich sein Scheitern eingestehen. Seine Hochzeit hat er abgesagt, seine Vergangenheit umgedichtet, und in der Gegenwart fühlt er sich verloren. Als er erfährt, dass sein Vater im Sterben liegt, wird dies zum Wendepunkt. Mitten in der Arbeit an einer vom Unglück verfolgten Kampagne für Babywindeln muss er sich seiner Vergangenheit stellen. Es ist seine Chance, zu sich selbst zu finden – und womöglich zu einem echten Happy End ...



Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641053579

Category: Fiction

Page: 1536

View: 2763

Das Böse in Gestalt eines namenlosen Grauens In Derry, Maine, schlummert das Böse in der Kanalisation: Alle 28 Jahre wacht es auf und muss fressen. Jetzt taucht »Es« wieder empor. Sieben Freunde entschließen sich, dem Grauen entgegenzutreten und ein Ende zu setzen. Stephen Kings Meisterwerk über die Mysterien der Kindheit und den Horror des Erwachsenseins. »Ein Meilenstein der amerikanischen Literatur.« Chicago Sun-Times