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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

Mr West

Author : Sarah Blake
ISBN : 9780819575180
Genre : Poetry
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Mr. West covers the main events in superstar Kanye West’s life while also following the poet on her year spent researching, writing, and pregnant. The book explores how we are drawn to celebrities—to their portrayal in the media—and how we sometimes find great private meaning in another person’s public story, even across lines of gender and race. Blake’s aesthetics take her work from prose poems to lineated free verse to tightly wound lyrics to improbably successful sestinas. The poems fully engage pop culture as a strange, complicated presence that is revealing of America itself. This is a daring debut collection and a groundbreaking work. An online reader’s companion will be available at http://sarahblake.site.wesleyan.edu.
Category: Poetry

E E Cummings

Author : Susan Cheever
ISBN : 9781101910481
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A reassessment of the life and work of the preeminent 20th-century poet examines the idiosyncratic expressions that led to critical disagreements about his achievements, providing coverage of such topics as his Cambridge youth, Harvard education and relationships with fellow writers.
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)

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

Awesome Nightfall

Author : Saigyo
ISBN : 9780861719075
Genre : Poetry
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Awesome Nightfall: The Life, Times, and Poetry of Saigyo captures the power of Saigyo's poetry and this previously overlooked poet's keen insight into the social and political world of medieval Japan. It also offers a fascinating look into the world of Japanese Buddhism prior to the wholesale influence of Zen.
Category: Poetry


Author : Bengt Jangfeldt
ISBN : 9780226056975
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A Life at Stake is the first serious biography of the legendary Russian poet Vladimir Mayakovsky. Physically imposing, crude, a sexual adventurer and ex-convict, Mayakovsky rose to fame between 1912 and 1917 as a Futurist agitator and the author of radical poems and plays. He embraced the Russian Revolution and became one of its most passionate propagandists, then at the age of thirty-six took his own life, disappointed in the course of Soviet society and ravaged by private conflicts. Mayakovsky's poems are as exhilarating today as when he declaimed them for friends in smoky flats in Moscow, Berlin, Paris, and New York. In Bengt Jangfeldt's propulsive biography, Mayakovsky's life, too, is compelling: a story of constant, passionate upheaval against the background of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, Stalin's terror, and cycles of anti-Semitism. Mayakovsky emerges from this biography a highly vulnerable figure, more a dreamer than a revolutionary, more a political romantic than a hardened Communist.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Ask An Astronaut

Author : Tim Peake
ISBN : 9780316512800
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Was it fun to do a space walk? How squashed were you in the capsule on the way back? What were your feelings as you looked down on Earth for the first time? Were you ever scared? Where to next--the Moon, Mars, or beyond? Based on his historic mission to the International Space Station, Ask an Astronaut is Tim Peake's guide to life in space, and his answers to the thousands of questions he has been asked since his return to Earth. With explanations ranging from the mundane--how do you wash your clothes or go to the bathroom while in orbit?--to the profound--what's the point?--all written in Tim's characteristically warm style, Tim shares his thoughts on every aspect of space exploration. From training for the mission to launch, to his historic spacewalk, to re-entry, he reveals for readers of all ages the cutting-edge science behind his groundbreaking experiments, and the wonders of daily life on board the International Space Station. The public was invited to submit questions using the hashtag #askanastronaut, and a selection are answered by Tim in the book, accompanied with illustrations, diagrams, and never-before-seen photos.
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Author : Charlie Duke
ISBN : 0840791062
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Relates the early excitement and glamour in the life of astronaut Charlie Duke and his wife, recaping the exciting sequences of events that made up Apollo 16 and discussing the personal problems faced by he and his wife
Category: Technology & Engineering

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