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A Life In Orbit

Author : Ken Simpson
ISBN : 9781625163301
Genre : Poetry
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In my first book of poetry and prose, The Learning Process, I explored many themes. For my second book, A Life in Orbit, I determined to try something novel and new: a biography in verse.It was a daunting project because I had to revisit my past and translate my thoughts and memories into a discipline of words, lines and verses. I was handicapped to an extent by the restraints imposed by the narrative style. I had to write truthfully, and without embellishment in four-line stanzas, within the time span and framework of eleven periods of my life. These periods varied both dramatically and traumatically, but I averaged around forty verses for each period.This book dates from 1932 to 2012. The characters include my parents, siblings, relatives, friends, teachers at school and university, teaching associates, travelling companions, poets, personal friends, as well as personalities and political figures of the times. I have suffered, but I have also triumphed. Here is my story in prose.
Category: Poetry

English Poetry Of The First World War

Author : John H. Johnston
ISBN : 9781400877355
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The author deals with the shock of World War I as it was registered in the work of Rupert Brooke, Siegfried Sassoon, Edmund Blunden, Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg, Herbert Read, and David Jones. He finds in Read and Jones the culmination of a tendency away from personal lyric response toward formal control and a positive vision. Originally published in 1964. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Northeastern Dictionary Of Women S Biography

Author : Jennifer S. Uglow
ISBN : 155553421X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The most comprehensive reference book of its kind, with more than 60 new entries in this third edition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Luminous Sparks

Author : Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam
ISBN : 8190189786
Genre : Indic poetry (English)
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The Luminous Sparks A Biography In Verse And Colours Written By Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, President Of India Is A Book Of Poems And Biographical Notes Accompanied With Matching And Thought Provoking Visuals, Created By Well Known Painters, To Nurture And Bring Out All That Is Kind, Gentle And Sincere In Human Nature. It Is A Pageant Of Sensitive Impressions That Shaped The Greatest Human Being Of This Century Dr A P J Abdul Kalam. The Poems And Notes Are Presented As A Panorama Of Incidents From, His Childhood, His Work Life And Present, Gradually Unfolding The Moments That Made These Thoughts Possible. These Thoughts And Poems Are Like Divine Dewdrops That Fall On The Blades Of Grass Of Our Life To Make It Beautiful. The Words Inspire When They Are Outpourings Of A Heart That Believes And Lives Them. The Biographical Notes Interspersed With The Selected Poems Of Dr. Kalam In The Luminous Sparks Invite Us Again And Again To Read And Reflect, Even As It Inspires And Soothes The Mind. In Order To Have A Book That Could Deeply Inspire An Inner Monologue For The Superior Personal Values, For Each Poem Paintings Were Created, Some Of Them As Huge Canvasses By Selected Painters. The Relevant Images Were Juxtaposed With Great Thoughts To Make A Total Experience That Leaves A Lasting Impression.
Category: Indic poetry (English)

Macmillan Dictionary Of Women S Biography

Author : Jennifer Uglow
ISBN : 9781349127047
Genre : Political Science
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The enthusiastic response to the Dictionary has prompted this second substantially enlarged, revised and updated edition. It now contains essential details of the lives of over 2000 women from all periods, cultures and walks of life - from queens to cooks, engineers to entertainers, pilots to poisoners. The new entries include women who have hit the headlines in the past five years - from Cory Aquino to Madonna - but the historical coverage has also been broadened in response to new research and a special new feature is the extended treatment of women from Third World countries. With subsections for further reading, comprehensive subject index and bibliographical survey, the Macmillan Dictionary of Women's Biography is an invaluable reference source - and a fascinating bed-time read.
Category: Political Science

Universal Biography

Author : John Lemprière
ISBN : UCAL:$B469276
Genre : Biography
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Category: Biography

Georges Perec

Author : David Bellos
ISBN : UOM:49015002336296
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is the first complete biography of Georges Perec (1936-1982), novelist, poet, verbal gamesman, master puzzler ? a man at once eccentric, brilliant, and endearingly ordinary, whom Italo Calvino called "so singular a literary personality that he bears absolutely no resemblance to anyone else."Perec's novels are widely regarded as modern classics, but his linguistic mastery actually extended to a stunning variety of forms: from autobiography, drama, and criticism to crossword puzzles and the world's longest palindrome. Ever in search of new verbal challenges, he wrote one novel entirely without the letter e; and in 1978 he published the monumental, structurally complex Life A User's Manual, which many critics have placed (in the words of The Boston Globe) "on the level of Joyce, Proust, Mann, Kafka, and Nabokov."In Georges Perec: A Life in Words, David Bellos, Perec's award-winning English translator, introduces the enigmatic figure behind these remarkable works, showing how Perec's experiences led to such masterpieces as Life, the celebrated Things, and the harrowing W or The Memory of Childhood ? the latter inspired by his parents' deaths during World War II (one of them at Aucshwitz) and by his own sense of guilt as a survivor.Using unpublished documents and firsthand interviews, Bellos details Perec's tragic childhood, his difficult apprenticeship, his emergence into literary renown, and finally his death from cancer at age 46. He traces the influences of Perec's Polish-Jewish background, and of the friendships?with such figures as Calvino, Raymond Queneau, Harry Mathews, and others?that helped shape this extraordinary life. He offers privileged insights, born of many years' reflection and study, into Perec's vertiginous works. He situates Perec as a primary figure of French intellectual life in the 1960s and 1970s, due in part to his collaborations with the radically inventive OuLiPo group (whose name condenses the emblematic phrase "Workshop of Potential Literature"). And he shows the painstaking process by which a phenomenally gifted writer, suffering from a sheltered past crippling emotional burden, reconstructed his life in the only way he knew how: in words.
Category: Biography & Autobiography