The Song of the Stone Wall

Author: Helen Keller

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775562263

Category: Poetry

Page: 23

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Blind, deaf and unable to communicate from a young age, Helen Keller was eventually taught to read, write and speak with the help of an extraordinary teacher. This lead to a flowering of creativity and imagination in Keller, who went on to produce dozens of memoirs, essays, letters, and stories. The Song of the Stone Wall is a book-length poem that details Keller's participation in the construction of a wall on the grounds of her home that made it possible for her to roam farther safely.

The Song of Everlasting Sorrow

A Novel of Shanghai

Author: Anyi Wang

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231513097

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 456

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Set in post-World War II Shanghai, The Song of Everlasting Sorrow follows the adventures of Wang Qiyao, a girl born of the longtong, the crowded, labyrinthine alleys of Shanghai's working-class neighborhoods. Infatuated with the glitz and glamour of 1940s Hollywood, Wang Qiyao seeks fame in the Miss Shanghai beauty pageant, and this fleeting moment of stardom becomes the pinnacle of her life. During the next four decades, Wang Qiyao indulges in the decadent pleasures of pre-liberation Shanghai, secretly playing mahjong during the antirightist Movement and exchanging lovers on the eve of the Cultural Revolution. Surviving the vicissitudes of modern Chinese history, Wang Qiyao emerges in the 1980s as a purveyor of "old Shanghai" a living incarnation of a new, commodified nostalgia that prizes splendor and sophistication only to become embroiled in a tragedy that echoes the pulpy Hollywood noirs of her youth. From the violent persecution of communism to the liberalism and openness of the age of reform, this sorrowful tale of old China versus new, of perseverance in the face of adversity, is a timeless rendering of our never-ending quest for transformation and beauty.


Author: Helen 1880-1968 Keller

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781372775994

Category: History

Page: 102

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The Song of Sylvania Square

Author: Georgette Beck

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477136304

Category: Fiction

Page: 234

View: 5709

Long years before the rise of the huge state lotteries, there existed the highly illegal back-room betting parlors, some operations so small as to be virtually invisible, and often operated by victims of a Depression-era economy. Lay a dime on your lucky number, pal, and hit for sixty bucks . . . . pay the rent with it or feed the family for a month! . . . . or put it right back in the bookies pockets.

The Song of Charlemagne

A Chanson de Gestes - Book Three: The Island of Destiny

Author: Thomas F. Motter KCSJ

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499009178

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

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During the period in history known as “The Dark Ages”, the general populace was illiterate. The only way for people to find out what was going on in the rest of the world was from traveling “Jongeleurs” or what most of us know as the troubadour. The king had his own, well-funded troubadour, who traveled the land putting his master’s “spin” on how lucky his subjects were to have him for their sovereign. The “Chansons de Gestes” or, translated, “Songs of Deeds” grew out of this practice in France. Over the years they grew from a recounting of actual events sung by the troubadour to the peasantry from one village to the next that, over millennia, morphed into exaggerated tales, so preposterous that no one could take them for anything more than folk fairy tales. However, when placed under the microscope of scholarly historical research, one comes to discover that underlying every folktale is a grain of historical truth more fascinating than the “folklore cover”. In “The Island of Destiny”, which would originally have been related in song and verse, the troubadour brings the reader to an understanding of the roots of Honor, Romance and Chivalry as well as how King Charles of the Franks came to be known and addressed in his own lifetime as “Charlemagne”.

The Song of Miriam and Other Stories

Author: Marie Corelli

Publisher: Health Research Books

ISBN: 9780787302153

Category: Religious fiction, English

Page: 234

View: 8075

And Other Stories - Contents: Song of Miriam; Soul of the Newly Born; Tiny Tramps; Three Wise Men of Gotham; Withering of a Rose; Lady with the Carnations; Silence of the Maharajah; Angel's Wickedness; Nehemiah P. Hoskins, Artist; an Old Bundle;.

The Fate Of The Fallen

The Song of the Tears: Volume One

Author: Ian Irvine

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 140551390X

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 4992

After ten years of servitude, Nish is about to be released from the blackest prison of the maimed God-Emperor, Jal-Nish Hlar, his corrupt father. Jal-Nish holds the two sorcerous quicksilver tears, Gatherer and Reaper, and with them controls all of the Secret Art. All opposition having been crushed, he has begun to remake the world in his depraved image. The only hope of overthrowing him lies in Nish, whom the oppressed peoples of the world see as a messianic figure. They have named him the Deliverer for, as Nish was dragged away to prison a decade ago, he wildly promised to return and cast down his father. Unfortunately Nish is powerless and without allies. But worse, his father wants Nish to become his lieutenant and become as corrupt as he is. Jal-Nish offers Nish everything he has ever desired and, faced with the unbearable alternative of another ten years in prison, he isn't sure he can resist the temptation.

The Song of the Lark

Author: Willa Sibert Cather

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1613103956

Category: Chicago (Ill.)

Page: 489

View: 9381

Story of Thea Kronborg, who rose from humble origins to the top of the opera world through her own hard work and the support of others.

Southern Writers

A New Biographical Dictionary

Author: Joseph M. Flora,Amber Vogel

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 0807131237

Category: Reference

Page: 504

View: 7938

This new edition of Southern Writers assumes its distinguished predecessor's place as the essential reference on literary artists of the American South. Broadly expanded and thoroughly revised, it boasts 604 entries-nearly double the earlier edition's-written by 264 scholars. For every figure major and minor, from the venerable and canonical to the fresh and innovative, a biographical sketch and chronological list of published works provide comprehensive, concise, up-to-date information. Here in one convenient source are the South's novelists and short story writers, poets and dramatists, memoirists and essayists, journalists, scholars, and biographers from the colonial period to the twenty-first century. What constitutes a "southern writer" is always a matter for debate. Editors Joseph M. Flora and Amber Vogel have used a generous definition that turns on having a significant connection to the region, in either a personal or literary sense. New to this volume are younger writers who have emerged in the quarter century since the dictionary's original publication, as well as older talents previously unknown or unacknowledged. For almost every writer found in the previous edition, a new biography has been commissioned. Drawn from the very best minds on southern literature and covering the full spectrum of its practitioners, Southern Writers is an indispensable reference book for anyone intrigued by the subject.

The Curse On The Chosen

The Song of the Tears: Volume Two

Author: Ian Irvine

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405513918

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

View: 5607

Beset by false friends and the weight of a world's expectations, Nish flees his father, the God-Emperor - always searching for the means to orchestrate his downfall. Nish's reluctant allies are Maelys, who believes he betrayed her family; former scrutator Xervish Flydd, now stripped of power; and Colm, whom Nish owes a favour he can never repay. If their fragile partnership survives, they may have a chance to save themselves, and their land. The group must find a hidden tower in a barren arctic wilderness, and somehow convince the dread Numinator, who despises all humanity, to come to their aid. And what of the different futures projected in the Pit of Possibilities? Can they, and should they, trust its portents? They have nothing to lose but their hope - a frail weapon in a war upon a god.

The Remarkable Wisdom of Solomon

Ancient Insights from the Song of Solomon, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes

Author: Henry Madison Morris

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 0890513562

Category: Religion

Page: 236

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-- Verse-by-verse commentary of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon -- Much research and detail on the life of Solomon is presented -- An in-depth study for the serious student of the BibleIsn't it amazing that a man who had 700 wives and 300 concubines and ruled a country for 40 years still had time to write three of the most profound books of the Bible? Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon all show marks of divine inspiration, and each can be a blessing to the reader, but why would God choose a man who turned to idolatry to write these books? Dr. Henry Morris, author of the commentaries Treasures in the Psalms and The Remarkable Record of Job, addresses the enigma of Solomon and presents a verse-by-verse commentary on his writings. Having studied the Bible for 60 years, Dr. Morris' wisdom is also quite remarkable, as you will quickly learn as you read The Remarkable Wisdom of Solomon.

The Song of Jonah

Author: Gene Guerin

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826343369

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

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Unjustly accused in a minor sex scandal, Fr. Jon Armitage, a charismatic but brash young priest accustomed to hobnobbing with the upper crust of New England society, is exiled to the Archdiocese of Santa Fe in the early 1960s. There, in the bishop's office, he discovers mediocrity and corruption to match anything from his previous situation. In his zeal, Fr. Jon again overreaches. His punishment this time is assignment to the remote parish of Nueve Niños squatting at the edge of an ancient crater lake on the barren plains of northeastern New Mexico. In this modern retelling of the Book of Jonah, Fr. Jon, like his biblical counterpart, rejects the call from God to his own "Nineveh." In an ironic echoing of Jonah's fate, the priest is swallowed up by a metaphorical whale and deposited on the very shores of the place he was determined to avoid. Nueve Niños, with its long-standing reputation for mistreating its pastors, is an alien world that will prove his ultimate testing ground. Through his slow, often reluctant immersion into the lives of the villagers, Fr. Jon eventually gains insight into himself and his ultimate calling.

Welcome to the Book of Common Prayer

Author: Vicki K. Black

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9780819221308

Category: Religion

Page: 152

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In this guide for newcomers as well as lifelong Episcopalians, author Vicki Black helps readers navigate the currents of Anglican liturgy and discover its richness and beauty. As we use the Book of Common Prayer, Black says, "we discover we are not alone, and this liturgical current of worship, prayer, and praise will indeed take us where we want to go-union with the God we seek to love." Welcome to the Book of Common Prayer shows readers everything from where to find the Sunday collect to how to pray the Daily Office. But it's more than a how-to. It offers history and background that help make the prayer book a more meaningful part of the worship life of individuals and congregations. With thoughtful reflection questions, this is a perfect volume for parish study groups.

On the Song of Songs and Selected Writings

Author: Saint Bede (the Venerable),Arthur G. Holder

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809147009

Category: Religion

Page: 355

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The first English translation of Bede's allegorical commentary On the Song Songs, along with selections from his homilies and the Ecclesiastical History, an introduction to his spirituality, and notes.

Long Before Stonewall

Histories of Same-Sex Sexuality in Early America

Author: Thomas A. Foster

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814728677

Category: History

Page: 414

View: 9881

2007 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Although the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City symbolically mark the start of the gay rights movement, individuals came together long before the modern era to express their same-sex romantic and sexual attraction toward one another, and in a myriad of ways. Some reflected on their desires in quiet solitude, while others endured verbal, physical, and legal harassment for publicly expressing homosexual interest through words or actions. Long Before Stonewall seeks to uncover the many iterations of same-sex desire in colonial America and the early Republic, as well as to expand the scope of how we define and recognize homosocial behavior. Thomas A. Foster has assembled a pathbreaking, interdisciplinary collection of original and classic essays that explore topics ranging from homoerotic imagery of black men to prison reform to the development of sexual orientations. This collection spans a regional and temporal breadth that stretches from the colonial Southwest to Quaker communities in New England. It also includes a challenge to commonly accepted understandings of the Native American berdache. Throughout, connections of race, class, status, and gender are emphasized, exposing the deep foundations on which modern sexual political movements and identities are built.

The Twinning Verse Three

The Song of the Seraphim

Author: Justin R. Cary

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475954388

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 9309

Two years have passed since the fall of the Cerulean School and the return of Lucas Allcraft. Mya VanVargott. A powerful Fabricantress searching for a way to save both her world and her brother. Michael Smith. A powerful Magican whose choices have led him down a path from which, perhaps, he cannot return. Serafina. Earth’s twin world-now at the brink of destruction. The epic third and final verse of The Twinning trilogy concludes with sinister twists and unexpected turns as Michael, Mya and all those who have shared in their journey come face to face with an ultimate and terrifying truth.