Download Free The Weight of a City PDF by Rebecca Newbrey Full Book and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2008-11-18 with total page 66 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a world full of dysfunctional families and chaotic childhoods, Rebecca Newbrey has brought us a clear understanding of how love and acceptance can emerge from such difficulties. In her lyrical, hard-hitting poems, she takes us into the landscape of transformation. In pieces like, “Ice Cream,” she reminds us of how difficult it is to talk of these things: “I want something else,/ I want the plain truth, the taste /of honesty and/sincerity between us.../but ice cream is all we have.” And in “When all Is Still” she shows us the importance of timing in a slow change of heart: “These clocks do not want me to arrive too soon, like tulips caught in an unexpected frost.” Newbrey’s poems surprise us with profound images and unexpected turns. To read them is to grow. Margo LaGatutta Author of Embracing the Fall, and Freefalling, Writing without Limits
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Download Free Feminism in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman PDF by Tara Prescott Full Book and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2012-10-06 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of new essays looks carefully at the broad spectrum of Neil Gaiman’s work and how he interacts with feminism. Sixteen diverse essays from Gaiman scholars examine highlights from Gaiman’s graphic novels, short stories, novels, poems and screenplays, and confront the difficult issues he raises, including femininity, the male gaze, issues of age discrimination, rape, and feminine agency. Altogether the essays probe the difficult and complex representation of women and issues of femininity in the worlds of Neil Gaiman.
Download Free The Story Cure PDF by Susan Elderkin Full Book and published by Canongate Books. This book was released on 2016-10-27 with total page 476 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The stories that shape our children's lives are too important to be left to chance. With The Story Cure, bibliotherapists Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin have put together the perfect manual for grown-ups who want to initiate young readers into one of life's greatest pleasures. There's a remedy for every hiccup and heartache, whether it's between the covers of a picture book, a pop-up book, or a YA novel. You'll find old favourites like The Borrowers and The Secret Garden alongside modern soon-to-be classics by Michael Morpurgo, Malorie Blackman and Frank Cottrell-Boyce, as well as helpful lists of the right reads to fuel any obsession - from dogs or dinosaurs, space or spies. Wise and witty, The Story Cure will help any small person you know through the trials and tribulations of growing up, and help you fill their bookshelves with adventure, insight and a lifetime of fun.
Download Free Thank God for Evolution PDF by Michael Dowd Full Book and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2008-06-19 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Few issues have revealed deeper divisions in our society than the debate between creationism and evolution, between religion and science. Yet from the fray, Reverend Michael Dowd has emerged as a reconciler, finding faith strengthened by the power of reason. With evidence from contemporary astrophysics, geology, biology, anthropology, and evolutionary psychology, Thank God for Evolution lays out a compelling argument for how religion and science can be mutually enriching forces in our lives. Praised by Nobel laureates in the scientific community and religious leaders alike, Thank God for Evolution will expand the horizon of what is possible for self, for relationships, and for our world.
Download Free Anime Classics Zettai! PDF by Brian Camp Full Book and published by Stone Bridge Press, Inc.. This book was released on 2007-08-01 with total page 409 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides summaries for each film along with information on their production history, importance to the genre, warnings for viewer discretion, and DVD availability.
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Download Free British Film Culture in the 1970s PDF by Sue Harper Full Book and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2013-01-28 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume draws a map of British film culture in the 1970s and provides a wide-ranging history of the period.
Download Free What, and Give Up Showbiz? PDF by Full Book and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2020-10-01 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the story of Fred Taylor, who since 1960 has been bringing entertainers and audiences together in Boston and New England in nightclubs, concert halls, and festival grounds. As the owner of the legendary Back Bay nightclubs Paul’s Mall and the Jazz Workshop, Taylor had a front-row seat for the greatest names in music and comedy in the 1960s and 1970s. As the entertainment director at Scullers Jazz Club for twenty-six years, he continues to present the best in contemporary music. Fred Taylor’s entertainment universe is peopled by pop superstars, jazz legends, and sparkling storytellers—a galaxy of singers, saxophonists, and stand-up comics. They’re all part of Taylor’s world, and you’ll learn about them—and the ups and downs of his utterly unpredictable career in the music business—in the pages of this book.
Download Free Encyclopedia of Film Themes, Settings and Series PDF by Richard B. Armstrong Full Book and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2009-11-23 with total page 239 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first editon was called "the most valuable film reference in several years" by Library Journal. The new edition published in hardcover in 2001 includes more than 670 entries. The current work is a paperback reprint of that edition. Each entry contains a mini-essay that defines the topic, followed by a chronological list of representative films. From the Abominable Snowman to Zorro, this encyclopedia provides film scholars and fans with an easy-to-use reference for researching film themes or tracking down obscure movies on subjects such as suspended animation, viral epidemics, robots, submarines, reincarnation, ventriloquists and the Olympics ("Excellent" said Cult Movies). The volume also contains an extensive list of film characters and series, including B-movie detectives, Western heroes, made-for-television film series, and foreign film heroes and villains.
Download Free Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen PDF by David Boucher Full Book and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2021-04-08 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Both Dylan and Cohen have been a presence on the music and poetry landscape spanning six decades. This book begins with a discussion of their contemporary importance, and how they have sustained their enduring appeal as performers and recording artists. The authors argue that both Dylan and Cohen shared early aspirations that mirrored the Beat Generation. They sought to achieve the fame of Dylan Thomas, who proved a bohemian poet could thrive outside the academy, and to live his life of unconditional social irresponsibility. While Dylan's and Cohen's fame fluctuated over the decades, it was sustained by self-consciously adopted personas used to distance themselves from their public selves. This separation of self requires an exploration of the artists' relation to religion as an avenue to find and preserve inner identity. The relationship between their lyrics and poetry is explored in the context of Federico García Lorca's concept of the poetry of inspiration and the emotional depths of 'duende.' Such ideas draw upon the dislocation of the mind and the liberation of the senses that so struck Dylan and Cohen when they first read the poetry and letters of Arthur Rimbaud and Lorca. The authors show that performance and the poetry are integral, and the 'duende,' or passion, of the delivery, is inseparable from the lyric or poetry, and common to Dylan, Cohen and the Beat Generation.
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Download Free The Seeds of Nightmares PDF by Tony Tremblay Full Book and published by Crossroad Press. This book was released on 2016-01-09 with total page 172 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Seeds of Nightmares is the first collection of short fiction by horror and genre author Tony Tremblay, under his own name. This collection includes many of his published stories (under the pseudonym, T. T. Zuma), as well as the novellette, The Strange Saga of Mattie Dyer, published here for the first time. The thirteen tales in The Seeds of Nightmares run a gambit of genres from terrifying horror, atmospheric noir, to the blackest (and bloody) dark humor. From the introduction by acclaimed author, John McIlveen (Hannahwhere, Inflictions): In THE SEEDS OF NIGHTMARES, Tony offers us a smorgasbord – a feast of emotions and genres that cover the spectrum. Take his opening offering for example, the nasty little novelette The Strange Saga of Mattie Dyer, a darkly humorous, Lovecraftian, western, tale of vengeance (yes, you read that right). Wrought with unsavory and despicable characters—a thwarted woman, a vile creature, redneck gold-diggers, and Indians—it’s a virtual Pandora’s Box and a hell of a first run…. There will be twists, bumps, a little blood, and possibly a few tears, but you’re tough…you can take it. So have a seat, strap in, and enjoy the ride! Stories in this collection include: The Strange Saga of Mattie Dyer The Old Man The Burial Board Something New Stardust The Soldier’s Wife Tsunami The Black Dress Chiyoung and Dongsun’s Song Husband of Kellie An Alabama Christmas The Pawnshop The Visitors
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