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Air And Angels

Author : John Donne
ISBN : 1861715390
Genre : Literary Criticism
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JOHN DONNE: AIR AND ANGELS: SELECTED POEMS A selection of the finest poems by British poet John Donne. John Donne was, Robert Graves said, a 'Muse poet', a poetwho wrote passionately of the Muse. It is easy to see Donne asa love poet, in the tradition of love poets such as Bernard deVentadour, Dante Alighieri, Francesco Petrarch and Torquato Tasso. Donne has written his fair share of lovepoems. There are the bawdy allusions to the phallus in 'TheFlea', while 'The Comparison' parodies the adoration poem, with references to the 'sweat drops of my mistress' breast'. Like William Shakespeare in his parody sonnet 'my mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun', Donne sends up the Petrarchan and courtly love genre with gross comparisons ('Like spermatic issue of ripe menstruous boils'). In 'The Bait', there is the archetypal Renaissance opening line 'Come live with me, and be my love', as used by Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare, among others. And there is the complex, ambivalent eroticism of 'The Extasie', a much celebrated love poem, and the 19th 'Elegy', where features Donne's famous couplet: Licence my roving hands, and let them go Before, behind, between, above, below. The Songs and Sonnets of John Donne celebrate the many emotions of love, feelings that are so familiar in love poetry from Sappho to Adrienne Rich. Donne does not quite cover every emotion of love, but a good deal of them. In 'The Canonization', we find the age-old Neo-platonic belief that two can become as one ('we two being one', or 'we shall/ Be one', he writes in 'Lovers' Infiniteness'), a common belief in love poetry. John Donne's love poetry, like (nearly) all love poetry, self-reflexive. Although he would 'ne'er parted be', as he writes in 'Song: Sweetest love, I do not go', he knows that love poetry comes out of loss. The beloved woman is not there, so art takes her place. The Songs and Sonnets arise from loss, loss of love; they take the place of love. For, if he were clasping his beloved in those feverish embraces as described in 'The Extasie' and 'Elegy', he would not, obviously, bother with poetry. Love poetry has this ambivalent, difficult relationship with love. The poem is not love, and is no real substitute for it. And writing of love exacerbates the pain and the insecurity of the experience of love. With an introduction and bibliography. Illustrated, with new pictures. The text has been revised for this edition. Also available in an E-book edition. www.crmoon.com. "
Category: Literary Criticism

Air And Angels

Author : Susan Hill
ISBN : 9781446485200
Genre : Fiction
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Celibate, irreproachable and distinguished, Thomas Cavendish is in his mid-fifties and the obvious man to become Master of his college. But, walking by the river, Thomas sees a young girl standing on the bridge. It is an apocalyptic vision, one that alters Thomas's life irrevocably and tragically, but with the beauty and joy of a love never previously imagined.
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Air And Angels

Author : ANNIE. BULLEN
ISBN : 1912194562
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Despite being the older child, Petra has grown up in the shadow of her sister, Caroline. More precocious, more popular, more perfect, Caroline has always stolen everyone's attention away from Petra. Now, as Petra and her mother set out to Caroline's, Petra is overcome with memories of their diverging paths: Petra fading into the background of her own life as Caroline embarked on an exciting career; Petra dating the wrong men as Caroline surrounded herself with interesting people; Petra settling for a conventional marriage while Caroline jetsetted around the world. Having never truly found her way, Petra had settled into the discontent of her unfulfilled life - always surpassed by her distant younger sister. Their relationship, fraught with missed connections and sporadic visits, unravelled - leaving Petra to wonder how she had failed again. But upon arriving at Caroline's, Petra is forced to assess how well she really knows her sister. Her car, her friends, her lifestyle are nothing like Petra imagined - it all seems rather empty, and Petra begins to wonder whether Caroline's life is as glamorous as it seemed from the outside.
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Reference Works In British And American Literature

Author : James K. Bracken
ISBN : 1563085186
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Bracken identifies and describes a substantial portion of the currently available reference sources in British and American literature with more than 1,500 resources on individual writers. Descriptive annotations offer thorough and detailed assessments of the works.
Category: Literary Criticism

A Reader S Guide To Contemporary Literary Theory

Author : Raman Selden
ISBN : 0813108160
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Unsurpassed as a text for upper-division and beginning graduate students, Raman Selden's classic text is the liveliest, most readable and most reliable guide to contemporary literary theory. Includes applications of theory, cross-referenced to Selden's companion volume, Practicing Theory and Reading Literature.
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We Band Of Angels

Author : Elizabeth Norman
ISBN : 9780307799579
Genre : History
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In the fall of 1941, the Philippines was a gardenia-scented paradise for the American Army and Navy nurses stationed there. War was a distant rumor, life a routine of easy shifts and dinners under the stars. On December 8 all that changed, as Japanese bombs began raining down on American bases in Luzon, and this paradise became a fiery hell. Caught in the raging battle, the nurses set up field hospitals in the jungles of Bataan and the tunnels of Corregidor, where they tended to the most devastating injuries of war, and suffered the terrors of shells and shrapnel. But the worst was yet to come. After Bataan and Corregidor fell, the nurses were herded into internment camps where they would endure three years of fear, brutality, and starvation. Once liberated, they returned to an America that at first celebrated them, but later refused to honor their leaders with the medals they clearly deserved. Here, in letters, diaries, and riveting firsthand accounts, is the story of what really happened during those dark days, woven together in a deeply affecting saga of women in war. Praise for We Band of Angels “Gripping . . . a war story in which the main characters never kill one of the enemy, or even shoot at him, but are nevertheless heroes . . . Americans today should thank God we had such women.”—Stephen E. Ambrose “Remarkable and uplifting.”—USA Today “[Elizabeth M. Norman] brings a quiet, scholarly voice to this narrative. . . . In just a little over six months these women had turned from plucky young girls on a mild adventure to authentic heroes. . . . Every page of this history is fascinating.”—Carolyn See, The Washington Post “Riveting . . . poignant and powerful.”—The Dallas Morning News Winner of the Lavinia Dock Award for historical scholarship, the American Academy of Nursing National Media Award, and the Agnes Dillon Randolph Award
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The World Only Spins Forward

Author : Isaac Butler
ISBN : 9781635571776
Genre : Performing Arts
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The oral history of Angels in America, as told by the artists who created it and the audiences forever changed by it--a moving account of the AIDS era, essential queer history, and an exuberant backstage tale. When Tony Kushner's Angels in America hit Broadway in 1993, it won the Pulitzer Prize, swept the Tonys, launched a score of major careers, and changed the way gay lives were represented in popular culture. Mike Nichols's 2003 HBO adaptation starring Meryl Streep, Al Pacino, and Mary-Louise Parker was itself a tour de force, winning Golden Globes and eleven Emmys, and introducing the play to an even wider public. This generation-defining classic continues to shock, move, and inspire viewers worldwide. Now, on the 25th anniversary of that Broadway premiere, Isaac Butler and Dan Kois offer the definitive account of Angels in America in the most fitting way possible: through oral history, the vibrant conversation and debate of actors (including Streep, Parker, Nathan Lane, and Jeffrey Wright), directors, producers, crew, and Kushner himself. Their intimate storytelling reveals the on- and offstage turmoil of the play's birth--a hard-won miracle beset by artistic roadblocks, technical disasters, and disputes both legal and creative. And historians and critics help to situate the play in the arc of American culture, from the staunch activism of the AIDS crisis through civil rights triumphs to our current era, whose politics are a dark echo of the Reagan '80s. Expanded from a popular Slate cover story and built from nearly 250 interviews, The World Only Spins Forward is both a rollicking theater saga and an uplifting testament to one of the great works of American art of the past century, from its gritty San Francisco premiere to its starry, much-anticipated Broadway revival in 2018.
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The Songs And Sonets Of John Donne

Author : John Donne
ISBN : 0674032470
Genre : Poetry
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There is perhaps no superior edition of Donneâe(tm)s Songs and Sonets than Theodore Redpathâe(tm)s wonderful annotated volume. Out of print for a decade, the book is reprinted here in its second, revised edition. The bookâe(tm)s twofold origin is evident on every page of Redpathâe(tm)s limpid commentary: it arises partly out of a life of scholarship and partly from Redpathâe(tm)s experiences and concerns as a teacher. The volume contains notes âeoeon every point likely to cause difficulty to a reader of average intelligence.âe
Category: Poetry

Mary Queen Of Angels

Author : Doreen Virtue
ISBN : 9781401931056
Genre : Religion
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" Mary, Queen of Angels"is a nondenominational book that follows in the successful vein of Doreen Virtue's bestsellers "The Healing Miracles of Archangel Raphael" and "The Miracles of Archangel Michael." Grounded in and respectful of religion, this book is for readers of all faiths. As Doreen explains, "Mother Mary is our ideal parent: sweet, pure, nurturing, unconditionally loving, accepting, humble, wise, understanding, and compassionate. She comforts us with a soothing knowingness that puts our minds at rest. She reassures troubled hearts and allows us to feel loved and safe. She helps us to trust and believe in fairness and goodness." In these pages, Doreen brings forth a collection of true stories from people who have experienced dramatic healings and visitations from Mother Mary. The stories are tied together by category, with commentary and narrative for those who wish to deepen their own connection to Mary and the angels. Also inside, you'll find traditional and modern prayers involving Mary, as well as interesting discussions about the symbols associated with the Beloved Mother and geographic locations where Marian sightings are prevalent.
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Selected Poems

Author : John Donne
ISBN : 9780486153599
Genre : Poetry
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Selection of 73 poems by the English metaphysical poet: "The Good Morrow," "The Canonization," "The Relic," "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning," "To His Mistress Going to Bed," "Death Be Not Proud," more. Note.
Category: Poetry