The Song of the Stone Wall

Author: Helen Keller

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775562263

Category: Poetry

Page: 23

View: 1574

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.

SONG OF THE STONE WALL

Author: Helen 1880-1968 Keller

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781363795055

Category: History

Page: 92

View: 8046

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Song of Achilles

Author: Madeline Miller

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408826135

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 2063

WINNER OF THE ORANGE PRIZE FOR FICTION 2012 Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their differences, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something deeper - despite the displeasure of Achilles's mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess. But when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, Achilles must go to war in distant Troy and fulfill his destiny. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus goes with him, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear.

SONG OF THE STONE WALL

Author: Helen 1880-1968 Keller

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781372775994

Category: History

Page: 102

View: 8475

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Anatomy of a Song

The Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits That Changed Rock, R&B and Pop

Author: Marc Myers

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802189652

Category: Music

Page: 336

View: 7100

“Every great song has a fascinating backstory. In “Anatomy of a Song”, based on the ongoing “Wall Street Journal” column, writer and music historian Marc Myers brings to life five decades of music through oral histories of forty-five transformative songs woven from interviews with the artists who created them. Bringing readers inside the making of a hit, “Anatomy of a Song” includes the Isley Brothers' memorable song Shout, Led Zeppelin's Whole Lotta Love, Janis Joplin's Mercedes Benz, and R.E.M's Losing My Religion. After receiving his discharge from the army in 1968, John Fogerty does a handstand and reworks Beethoven's Fifth Symphony to come up with Proud Mary. Joni Mitchell remembers living in a cave on Crete with the mean old daddy who inspired her 1971 hit Carey. Elvis Costello talks about writing (The Angels Wanna War My) Red Shoes in ten minutes on the train to Liverpool. And Mick Jagger, Jimmy Page, Rod Stewart, the Clash, Jimmy Cliff, Roger Waters, Stevie Wonder, Keith Richards, Cyndi Lauper, and many other leading artists reveal the emotions, inspirations, and techniques behind their influential works. “Anatomy of a Song” is a love letter to the songs that have defined generations of listeners.

Beatles Vs. Stones

Author: John McMillian

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439159696

Category: Music

Page: 304

View: 6217

A foray into a generation dragged into an ideological battle between Flower Power and New Left militance reveals how the Beatles-Stones rivalry was created by music managers intent on engineering a moneymaking empire.

A Song of Ilan

Author: Jacob Paul

Publisher: Jaded Ibis Press

ISBN: 9781937543884

Category: Fiction

Page: 186

View: 4823

"Paul's prose is skillful, almost ornate, and obsessed with the truth of the modern experience of religion. "A Song of Ilan "is a remarkable exploration of issues and experiences that are often discounted or outright ignored in American writing today." - "The Public" "A philosophic meditation on the interplay between religion, violence, and personal faith, "A Song of Ilan" is about what it means to live in a world after 9/11, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as seen through its protagonist, Ilan's, desire for God. Through Ilan we see how a direct relationship with God (or the hope for God), divorced from the structure of religious institutions, might take the form of romantic love, and in that relationship's crisis, take on the perils, obsessions, and violence of that love. "A Song of Ilan" is necessary reading, especially against the backdrop of recent conflict in Gaza, for anyone who wishes to understand the personal, spiritual, and political impact of religious terrorism, and of the violence that seeks to suppress it." -Mark Levine, New York City Council Member and Chair of the City Council Jewish Caucus "Jacob Paul's "A Song of Ilan" is tour de force of structural experiment that leaves not a thread untied and moves from beginning to end with a mesmerizing if not horrifying fatality. Ilan, once an Israeli soldier, shot a suicide bomber to death in a cafe; ten years later, alcoholic, spiritually paralyzed, he turns himself into a suicide bomber, haunting the New York subway system with explosives under his coat, the only truth he knows, the only way to God. A spectacular book, beautiful in its rhymes, daunting in its ethical interrogation." -Douglas Glover, author of "Elle" and "Savage Love" ""A Song of Ilan" is a dizzying, rhapsodic, and thrilling book that challenges readers to think about how we live, love, and die. A breathless read that plunges us into a brilliant and tortured mind, "A Song of Ilan" will haunt your days and nights, your kitchen, your bedroom, as well as and your commute, making you wonder who your neighbor, your colleague, your lover really is. Equally elegant and compelling as Paul plumbs rock climbing and scripture, terror and survival, "A Song of Ilan" strives heroically toward, in Donald Barthelme's words, 'the as-yet unspeakable, the as-yet unspoken.'" -Matthew Batt, author of "Sugarhouse"

Stone Work

Reflections on Serious Play and Other Aspects of Country Life

Author: John Jerome

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9780874517620

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 212

View: 9010

One man's attempt to find a more "accurate alignment with the physical world" through the purity of work.

Song of Blood & Stone

Earthsinger Chronicles, Book One

Author: L. Penelope

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781250306890

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9549

L. Penelope's Song of Blood & Stone is a treacherous, thrilling, epic fantasy about an outcast drawn into a war between two powerful rulers. The kingdoms of Elsira and Lagrimar have been separated for centuries by the Mantle, a magical veil that has enforced a tremulous peace between the two lands. But now, the Mantle is cracking and the True Father, ruler of Lagrimar and the most powerful Earthsinger in the world, finally sees a way into Elsira to seize power. All Jasminda ever wanted was to live quietly on her farm, away from the prying eyes of those in the nearby town. Branded an outcast by the color of her skin and her gift of Earthsong, she’s been shunned all her life and has learned to steer clear from the townsfolk...until a group of Lagrimari soldiers wander into her valley with an Elsiran spy, believing they are still in Lagrimar. Through Jack, the spy, Jasminda learns that the Mantle is weakening, allowing people to slip through without notice. And even more troubling: Lagrimar is mobilizing, and if no one finds a way to restore the Mantle, it might be too late for Elsira. Their only hope lies in uncovering the secrets of the Queen Who Sleeps and Jasminda’s Earthsong is the key to unravel them. Thrust into a hostile society and a world she doesn’t know, Jasminda and Jack race to unveil an ancient mystery that might offer salvation.

Alanna

The First Adventure

Author: Tamora Pierce

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481439588

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 2270

Eleven-year-old Alanna, who aspires to be a knight even though she is a girl, disguises herself as a boy to become a royal page, learning many hard lessons along her path to high adventure.

Song of Myself

Author: Walt Whitman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486113175

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

View: 1068

It was with this first version of "Song of Myself," from the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass, that Whitman first made himself known to the world. Readers of revised editions will find this version surprising, and often superior.

Songs of the Gorilla Nation

My Journey Through Autism

Author: Dawn Prince-Hughes

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 9781400082155

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 225

View: 9247

Relates the author's experiences as a late-diagnosed autistic, describing her struggles with antisocial impulses and homelessness, her connection with the gorillas at Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo, her education in anthropology, and her eventual ability to develop human relationships. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

The Pearl

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141923490

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 4048

THE PEARL is Steinbeck's flawless parable about wealth and the evil it can bring. When Kino, an Indian pearl-diver, finds 'the Pearl of the world' he believes that his life will be magically transformed. He will marry Juana in church and their little boy, Coyotito, will be able to attend school. Obsessed by his dreams, Kino is blind to the greed, fear and even violence the pearl arouses in him and his neighbours. Written with haunting simplicty and lyrical simplicity, THE PEARL sets the values of the civilized world against those of the primitive and finds them tragically inadequate.