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A Runner Among Falling Leaves

Author : Ciaran O'Driscoll
ISBN : 0853239479
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A photograph of poet Ciaran O'Driscoll taken when he was eight or nine by his father shows a radiantly smiling child, seemingly at home with his family and the world. But that photo is an anomaly; the boy's face was far more often darkened by a pensive, distant frown. The sources of O'Driscoll's adolescent melancholy—and its lingering traces in his adult life—are the subject of his evocative memoir, A Runner Among Falling Leaves. Born in Kilkenny, Ireland in 1943, Ciaran O'Driscoll grew up in a home shadowed by the bullying and abuse of his father. The violence O'Driscoll suffered at the hands of his father in his home was traumatic, but in many respects it paled in comparison to the public humiliation his father meted out to the boy at school, where he served as O'Driscoll's teacher. The dual role his father played left the child no place of refuge, no escape from the constant mental cruelty and physical pain, and the scars of that upbringing continue to haunt the author today. In crystalline prose, O'Driscoll gives voice to the silent child in his memories, exploring the unnerving, roiling emotions of those years from the perspective of adulthood. The story moves back and forth, from the boy to the man, as O'Driscoll reconstructs his lost childhood in order to unearth the roots of the man he has become. Lyrical, affecting, and even at times darkly comic, A Runner Among Falling Leaves is an unforgettable portrait of an Irish boyhood.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

International Who S Who In Poetry 2005

Author : Europa Publications
ISBN : 9781857432695
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The 13th edition of the International Who's Who in Poetry is a unique and comprehensive guide to the leading lights and freshest talent in poetry today. Containing biographies of more than 4,000 contemporary poets world-wide, this essential reference work provides truly international coverage. In addition to the well known poets, talented up-and-coming writers are also profiled. Contents: * Each entry provides full career history and publication details * An international appendices section lists prizes and past prize-winners, organizations, magazines and publishers * A summary of poetic forms and rhyme schemes * The career profile section is supplemented by lists of Poets Laureate, Oxford University professors of poetry, poet winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature, winners of the Pulitzer Prize for American Poetry and of the King's/Queen's Gold medal and other poetry prizes.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Poetry From Ireland

Author : Patrick Cotter
ISBN : 9789385945793
Genre : Poetry
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Edited by Patrick Cotter this edition includes contemporary Irish poetry in English from John Montague,Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, John W. Sexton, Matthew Geden, James Harpur, Bernard O’Donoghue, Moya Cannon, Mary Noonan, Enda Wyley, Paul Casey, Seán Lysaght, Celia de Fréine and others.
Category: Poetry

Books Ireland

Author : Addis, Jeremy
ISBN : 03766039
Genre : Book industries and trade Ireland Periodicals
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Category: Book industries and trade Ireland Periodicals

The American Scholar

Author : William Allison Shimer
ISBN : UVA:X006197158
Genre : American literature
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Chasing The Runner S High

Author : Ray Charbonneau
ISBN : 9781453845639
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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In -Chasing the Runner's High-, Ray Charbonneau tells the story how he pushed his addiction to running up to, and then past, his limits. There are plenty of hard miles, but there's lots of fun along the way too as Ray shares what he learned, what he should have learned, and what he still has to learn from running. Marshall Ulrich, 4-time winner of the Badwater Ultramarathon and author of -Running on Empty-, calls Chasing the Runner's High -a look at one man's life and obsession with running and addictive behaviors. Humorous at times, but always looking toward the greater good, Ray shares life's ups and downs and provides a hard look into the mind of a runner, offering advice that can only be had with experience and hard fought miles underfoot. Adena Schulzberg, winner of the 2006 Arkansas Marathon, writes, -these are brutally honest tales, told with candor and frankness about strength, courage, obsession, desire and hard won understanding of self and sport.- It's a great read for runners or for non-runners who want to understand their running friends. www.y42k.com/books/chasingtherunnershigh.html
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Out To Lunch

Author : John McNamee
ISBN : UOM:39015052544601
Genre : English poetry
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Author : Jessie Lendennie
ISBN : UOM:39015073655469
Genre : English poetry
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A Runner S Trail

Author : Dominic Petrucci
ISBN : 9781469107219
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is the story of my life. From the beginning when my mother died when I was two months old, and my father when I was eleven. It goes into how I struggled trying to find myself, and make my peace with God. Along the way I fell in love with running. It became my therapy. I meet amazing people throughout my story. There are unexpected tragedies that I must overcome. And in the end I see the big picture. I have a great understanding of my life. I think my story will help you with whatever challenges you may be facing.
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