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On Quiet Nights

Author : Till Lindemann
ISBN : PKEY:6610000242337
Genre : Poetry
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There's a place inside us that is cloaked in darkness, rubbed raw with silence. It's a shadow wrapped in a shadow and it screams, but it screams in harsh whispers. This collection explores the blackness within, the gritty underground that hides inside memories and cowers just outside fear. The poems, paired with illustrations from Matthias Matthies work in sync to create a collage of blunt sexuality, masochistic, and sometimes sadistic recollections of love, reflection, and self-exploration. Lindemann paints pictures with his poems, a slave to the vulnerability and sexuality that drives mankind. His words themselves are body modifications that settle on readers, piercing then slowly penetrating and pumping his audience full with a mix of pleasure and pain. A combination of longing, emotional depth, and bestial intuition, these pieces evoke an innate nature to seek pleasure, to ask for forgiveness, to instill blame. On Quiet Nights pulls back the curtains at night and asks readers to think about who they are. Lindemann holds a mirror to soul, capturing desire and need, with the courage to answer some of life's biggest questions: Who am I? What am I? Why am I?
Category: Poetry

Creative Ideas For Quiet Days

Author : Sue Pickering
ISBN : 9781853119668
Genre : Religion
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Going a day retreat or quiet day is a regular activity for many local churches. During the preparatory seasons of Advent and Lent, they are especially popular. While many retreat houses and religious communities offer a program for such days, many groups prefer a do-it yourself approach. This resource contains twelve complete day-long programs that are focused around different themes and are appropriate for use at varying times of the Christian year. It is suitable for all ages and assorted pastoral contexts. It also gives step-by-step instructions on creating your own program from scratch. Each session includes: opening worship, short talk 1, reflection exercise, short talk 2, second reflection exercise, prayers and blessings. Additionally there are leaders' notes on all practical aspects of planning and conducting such a day, from booking the venue to handout templates. This new edition comes with download able worship and reflection materials to enrich your program.
Category: Religion

We Went To England

Author : Elaine Good
ISBN : 1469702193
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A vivid, often humorous slice of autobiography, We Went To England spans the Atlantic OceanRochester, New York to London, the Great Depression and the second World War. Children of an American mother and an English father, Elaine and her sisters have a privileged, sheltered lifemore akin to the world of Jane Austen than that of Angela's Ashes. Elaine, though, finds there is always a BUT. You have to learn to be a Lady. To obey a set of rigid ruleswhat's "done" and "not done". Too many of the rules she learns only after breaking them. With the War in 1939 everything changes. Being a Lady is no longer so importantsurviving is. There are gas masks, air raids, bombs and the constant fear of death. After September 11, 2001, Elaine's story has fresh relevance. As a young girl she learned that in the presence of constant low-level fear, life goes onand so do laughter and purpose.
Category: Family & Relationships

The Ruminations And Reflections Of An Armchair Philosopher

Author : Peter Kelly
ISBN : 9780359455744
Genre : Poetry
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This is not a book of poetry for poets. These poems take a humorous and philosophical view of many familiar topics....wisdom, ridicule, tranquility, jazz, doubt, wild monkeys, respect, speculation and truth and perfection!
Category: Poetry

The Song Of Everlasting Sorrow

Author : Anyi Wang
ISBN : 9780231513098
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Set in post-World War II Shanghai, The Song of Everlasting Sorrow follows the adventures of Wang Qiyao, a girl born of the longtong, the crowded, labyrinthine alleys of Shanghai's working-class neighborhoods. Infatuated with the glitz and glamour of 1940s Hollywood, Wang Qiyao seeks fame in the Miss Shanghai beauty pageant, and this fleeting moment of stardom becomes the pinnacle of her life. During the next four decades, Wang Qiyao indulges in the decadent pleasures of pre-liberation Shanghai, secretly playing mahjong during the antirightist Movement and exchanging lovers on the eve of the Cultural Revolution. Surviving the vicissitudes of modern Chinese history, Wang Qiyao emerges in the 1980s as a purveyor of "old Shanghai"—a living incarnation of a new, commodified nostalgia that prizes splendor and sophistication—only to become embroiled in a tragedy that echoes the pulpy Hollywood noirs of her youth. From the violent persecution of communism to the liberalism and openness of the age of reform, this sorrowful tale of old China versus new, of perseverance in the face of adversity, is a timeless rendering of our never-ending quest for transformation and beauty.
Category: Literary Criticism

Best Tent Camping Ohio

Author : Robert Loewendick
ISBN : 9780897325752
Genre : Travel
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Best Tent Camping: Ohio reveals 50 sites around the Buckeye State that will excite avid tent campers. Ohio’s geographical diversity provides a variety of tent camping opportunities to quench any tent camper’s thirst for off the beaten path adventures. The author guides readers to the site and shares important and informative details of the area to complete a tent camping excursion to be pleasantly remembered. Each campsite and its amenities, surroundings, and things to see and do nearby were thoroughly researched onsite and the results are displayed with supporting site maps. Site characteristics such as shade availability and levelness, to distance to next site and the view are included. If quality fishing is nearby, then that is touched on as well. If a hiking trail with a must-see view is accessible, then directions to the trailhead are supplied. Seasonal tent camping is year round in Ohio, with an abundance of excitement waiting the tent camper. Each campsite description includes recommendations for the best season to visit and why. Ohioan and award winning outdoor travel writer Robert Loewendick has gathered the most current information to guide you to that perfect tent camping excursion you’ve been longing for.
Category: Travel

Red Sea

Author : Diane Tullson
ISBN : 9781554696970
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Fourteen-year-old Libby didn't want to go on a year long sailing adventure with her mother and her stepfather, Duncan, and she isn't about to let them forget it. Traveling through the Red Sea, Libby causes them to be late and make a dangerous crossing alone. When modern-day pirates attack, Duncan is killed and Libby's mother is left seriously injured and unconscious. Libby is left alone on a crippled boat to find safety and help for her mother. Libby must call on all her strength and face some hard truths about herself if she is to survive and reach land. A thrilling tale of one girl's struggle for survival against the elements and her inner demons, Red Sea is adventure writing at its best.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

One Quiet Night

Author : Donna Robie
ISBN : 9780595766383
Genre : Fiction
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THE CRIMES: Double homicides strike two small rural towns thousands of miles apart within weeks of each other. Frigid temperatures, bone chilling winds, a parallel journey, a raging all-consuming house fire, and one lone strand of evidence uncovered amongst the ashes begin a fifteen-year, unsolved investigation into the deaths of two innkeepers from rural New Hampshire and the tie between the deaths of two transients in a rural Florida cornfield. THE WAYWARD DAUGHTER: Brooke Kenney, a free-spirited, rebellious woman-child desperate to escape the confinement of a small town, embarks on the eighteen-month adventure of her lifetime. She meets up with her destiny in Alaska and becomes the eye of a storm bringing death to her family's doorstep. THE DRIFTER: Eddie Lee Mason, tired of cat burglaries and recently released from incarceration at the Walla Walla penitentiary, sets his sights on a fresh start in Alaska. Catching his first break in years, he waltzes into the young, innocent woman-child's world and gives her the ride and adventure of her lifetime-drifting from state to state, with various petty crimes ending in an obsessive love that roils out of control and leaves in its wake four homicides, all in the name of love. THE PRODIGAL SON: Luke Kenney, the brooding, unlikable son, and the only member of the tragic Kenney family left alive. A time bomb unleashed during one quiet night in a small, scenic New Hampshire town, the prodigal son returns to pick up the ashes of his family's untimely demise, tarnishing and bringing terror to the idyllic town he hoped to have left behind him.
Category: Fiction

Stolen Pleasures

Author : Gina Berriault
ISBN : 9781582438924
Genre : Fiction
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“Short stories and some short novels are close to poetry—with the fewest words they capture the essence of a situation, of a human being. It’s like trying to pin down the eternal moment.” —Gina Berriault Gina Berriault was one of the great, rare masters of short fiction. With commendable restraint and economy, she delivered stories that contain entire worlds inhabited by a range of characters thrown into all kinds of unsettling predicaments. As a short story writer she had a gift for tapping into the emotions of love, hope, and grief, and for making them palpable within her narratives. No two of her stories are alike, except for in the inevitable disquiet the reader feels in their wake, the exquisite unease that remains at the end of such acclaimed tales as “The Cove,” “The Stone Boy,” and many others. Now, in this compelling posthumous collection, Berriault’s astonishing short fiction once again proves that her position as one of America’s best storytellers remains unchallenged.
Category: Fiction