Daring To Eat A Peach

Do I Dare To Eat A Peach

Do I Dare To Eat A Peach

Ruth, an Amish woman, was 'set-aside', informally divorced, as she was barren. Reuben was a long divorced and reclusive farmer, now seeking something, which had been long missing from his life-his soul. By accident, by chance, or by fate, he discovers Ruth and sets her free from her state of nothingness, from her prison, but at a terrible cost. And with her freedom, old mysteries and injustices are uncovered, both within the Amish community and the nearby society. Greed, pride, envy, revenge, love and innocence all come into conflict, as two souls seek to find each other.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : George Motz
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2006-11
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9780595417773


Daring To Eat A Peach

Daring To Eat A Peach

Denton Pike, a divorced translator, is stuck, stalled in a moment of inertia until the reappearance of Peter, an old friend and roving journalist, sets into motion a series of watershed events. Denton and his handful of thirty-something friends each face a choice: seize the day and change your surroundings or bite your lip and perpetuate the status quo. This finely crafted narrative explores the motivations and mettle of a close-knit group of 21st century knowledge workers and, in turn, examines the interpretation of history, the translation of language, and most of all, the dynamics of modern day relationships. It sheds a shadowy light on the crux of decision-making and investigates the conflicting forces that shape our daily lives. With spare, tightly written sentences, Zeppetello's debut novel sparkles with a Raymond Carver-like economic use of language. The effortless dialogue speaks volumes about human nature and illuminates man's daily struggles to make the right choices in life.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Joseph Zeppetello
Publisher :
Release : 2010
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 0984510516


Invisible Writing And The Victorian Novel

Invisible Writing And The Victorian Novel

This book shows uniquely how the most powerful aspects of language in literary texts are those that the reader does not see. It makes these hidden features visible by a close read of six well-known Victorian novels including Bleak House and Tess of the D'Urbervilles. The readings of the novels provide tools to illustrate how texts encode assumptions and social meaning. This has until now only been done for short pieces of writing.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Patricia Ingham
Publisher : Manchester University Press
Release : 2000
Total Pages : 176 Pages
ISBN : 0719052025


Three

Three

In three short stories a trio of lesbian protagonists deal with life-changing discoveries, their most far-reaching dreams and the pain of loss and regret. Original.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Annemarie Monahan
Publisher : PM Press
Release : 2012
Total Pages : 300 Pages
ISBN : 9781604866315


Seeking God In The Works Of T S Eliot And Michelangelo

Seeking God In The Works Of T S Eliot And Michelangelo

Do I dare disturb the universe? It is a question recognized by people around the world. If typed into the internet, hundreds of examples appear. Many know that it comes from one of the best known poems of the twentieth century, T. S. Eliot’s The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. What many do not know is that Eliot dramatically shifted his views at the height of his fame for writing such dark poetry as this and his also famous The Wasteland, becoming a sincere, devoted Christian. While his poetry is famous because it expresses the loss of a spiritual center in European civilization, a careful reading of it reveals that he was struggling with his Christianity from the beginning, not rejecting it, but trying to make it fit into the contemporary world. If a reader works through his love song for all of the esoteric meanings, as he demands, it quickly becomes evident that he intended it as a struggle between agape, amour and eros. Beginning it with a quote from Dante forces that into place. Though the protestant forms of Christianity have changed their views on these, the Roman Catholic holds fast. Eliot references Michelangelo in the poem, bringing in the great painter of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Most immediately recognize his name and work. Many do not realize how he expressed a similar personal struggle between the desires of the flesh and the spirit. Both of them admired Dante’s Divine Comedy, and its inclusion of amour as a means to salvation. His work is generally seen as the greatest literature ever to come out of Italy, sometimes referred to as the epic representation of St. Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologica, one of the central documents establishing Catholic doctrine. This book explores how these brilliant men struggle with the highest meanings of life in their artistic expressions and perhaps manage to express what Rudolph Otto designates the mysterium tremendum, the experience of a mystical awe, what he calls the numinous or, in more common terms, the experience of God.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Harry Eiss
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release : 2017-05-11
Total Pages : 297 Pages
ISBN : 9781443893657


The Joker

The Joker

To prepare for the role of the Joker, Heath Ledger locked himself in a London hotel room, trying to understand and become a character he saw as “an absolute sociopath, a cold-blooded, mass-murdering clown” who was not intimidated by anything and found all of life “a big joke.” In the end, Ledger’s obsession with his role contributed to his own death from drugs before The Dark Knight was released. The connections and irony are too close to ignore. The movie gives the world a curious twist on the roles of Batman and the Joker. It’s politically incorrect, and yet emotionally the Joker’s insanity becomes more endearing than Batman’s noble sacrifice. What is it? Why does this psychopath seem to have a sense of higher truths in his insanity? This is the role of the Joker or the Fool, a standard character in theatre, and a role consciously adopted by serious artists since the late 1800s. Just as Shakespeare’s Fool in King Lear used his riddles and puns and satire to reveal the truths the royal leaders of his world could not or refused to see, today’s artists are both revealing the darkness within the culture and offering a way out. Waiting for Godot has been proclaimed the greatest play of the twentieth century. But there are no great roles in it, no characters representing the equivalent of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Rather, the two main characters are closer to T. S. Eliot’s J. Alfred Prufrock, who says he cannot be a Hamlet, only, perhaps, Hamlet’s Fool. This book explores what has happened as Europe’s culture fragmented and the world lost its center. It explores a range of different arenas, from political and social and religious happenings to scientific and artistic expressions, in order to find the centers of the human condition and how the dark expressions of meaninglessness so commonly highlighted are more rites-of-passage than the final destination.

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Genre : Philosophy
Author : Harry Eiss
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release : 2016-05-11
Total Pages : 498 Pages
ISBN : 9781443894296


One Word

One Word

“A sublime anthology” of essays, memoirs, stories and careful considerations from 66 writers riffing on a single word (Publishers Weekly, starred review). In this darb collection, Molly McQuade asks the question all writers love to answer: what one word means the most to you, thrills you, or sets your teeth on edge? And why? Writers respond with a wild gallimaufry of their choosing, from ardor to bitchin’ to thermostat to wrong and very. There is corn, also—not the vegetable but the idea, defining cultural generations; solmizate, meaning to sing an object into place; and delicious slang, such as dassn’t. Composed as expository or lyric essays, zinging one-liners, extended quips, jeremiads, etymological adventures, or fantastic romps, the writings address not only English words but also a select few from French, German, Japanese, Quechua, Basque, Igbo, and others. Fascinating, funny, and ingeniously curated from critics, novelists, translators, poets, and academics, “the words profiled here have a new trace of meaning, warmth, and a time-worn glow” (John Morse, publisher of Merriam-Webster, Inc.)

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Molly McQuade
Publisher : Sarabande Books
Release : 2010-11-09
Total Pages : 266 Pages
ISBN : 9781936747245


Can This Marriage Be Saved

Can This Marriage Be Saved

In this warm, deeply-personal, and often humorous book, Nancy McCabe re-examines and gains new understanding of her early life and her ill-advised marriage. Borrowing from Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights and Kafka’s “Metamorphosis,” how-to essays and before-and-after weight loss ads, a curriculum guide, Bible study notes, an obsession with Tom Swiftie jokes, and women’s magazine columns and quizzes that oversimplified women’s lives and choices, McCabe examines the many influences that led to her youthful marriage—and out of it, into finally taking control of her life.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Nancy McCabe
Publisher : University of Missouri Press
Release : 2020-09-07
Total Pages : 290 Pages
ISBN : 9780826274472


The Poems Of T S Eliot Volume I

The Poems Of T S Eliot Volume I

The first volume of the first paperback edition of The Poems of T. S. Eliot This two-volume critical edition of T. S. Eliot’s poems establishes a new text of the Collected Poems 1909–1962, rectifying accidental omissions and errors that have crept in during the century since Eliot’s astonishing debut, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” In addition to the masterpieces, The Poems of T. S. Eliot contains the poems of Eliot’s youth, which were rediscovered only decades later; poems that circulated privately during his lifetime; and love poems from his final years, written for his wife, Valerie. Calling upon Eliot’s critical writings as well as his drafts, letters, and other original materials, Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue have provided a commentary that illuminates the imaginative life of each poem. This first volume respects Eliot’s decisions by opening with his Collected Poems 1909–1962 as he arranged and issued it shortly before his death. This is followed by poems uncollected but either written for or suitable for publication, and by a new reading text of the drafts of The Waste Land. The second volume opens with the two books of verse of other kinds that Eliot issued: Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats and Anabasis, his translation of St.-John Perse’s Anabase. Each of these sections is accompanied by its own commentary. Finally, pertaining to the entire edition, there is a comprehensive textual history that contains not only variants from all known drafts and the many printings but also extended passages amounting to hundreds of lines of compelling verse.

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Genre : Poetry
Author : T. S. Eliot
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 2018-12-04
Total Pages : 1344 Pages
ISBN : 9780374719203


At 50 Your Warranty Expires And Everything Falls Apart

At 50 Your Warranty Expires And Everything Falls Apart

Turning 50? Tom Dryden beat you to it three years ago and, to help you find your way (since you will be losing your glasses along with your hearing, muscle tone, sort-term memory and, probably, your job, ) compiled this hilarious sneak preview of what you can expect. At 50, Your Warranty Expires examines topics that will resonate with every Boomer/Geezer, from the drug companies' disturbing use of classic rock and roll songs to hawk pharmaceuticals, to how to best prepare for the revolting medical procedure your doctor will expect you to undergo regularly now that you're 50. You'll find essays about these topics, along with more than four dozen of his award-winning columns examining the increasingly wacky world in which you can expect to live out the few short years you have left. Read it quickly because, at your age, you never know... Tom Dryden, who runs an advertising agency by day, started writing his column, Doubting Thomas, in 1999, for the local newspaper in Wilton, Conn., where he lives with his wife, Judy, two college-age sons, and two idiot dachshunds. He was pleased to be named Best Humor Columnist in New England by the New England Press Association until he remembered that nobody in New England has a sense of humor.

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Genre : Humor
Author : Tom Dryden
Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
Release : 2005-09
Total Pages : 220 Pages
ISBN : 9781598580488