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Author : Deborah Digges
ISBN : 9780307548214
Genre : Poetry
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These lush, rewarding reflections on a woman’s passage into midlife are grounded in our intimacy with nature and mortality. Deborah Digges, now in her fifties, looks back in such poems as “Boat” to see younger mothers and their children, and ponders her own “brilliant, trivial unmooring.” As she wanders from the garden to the barn and into the woods, she finds her moods mirrored in the calendar of the seasons, making lush music of the materials at hand and accepting the seismic changes in her life with an appreciation for the incidental scraps of beauty she chances upon. Throughout these luminous poems–which touch movingly on the illness and loss of her husband–Digges marvels at the brio with which we fling ourselves daringly into the night: See how the first dark takes the city in its arms and carries it into what yesterday we called the future. O, the dying are such acrobats. Here you must take a boat from one day to the next, or clutch the girders of the bridge, hand over hand. But they are sailing like a pendulum between eternity and evening, diving, recovering, balancing the air.
Category: Poetry

The Daring Young Man On The Flying Trapeze And Other Stories

Author : William Saroyan
ISBN : 081121365X
Genre : Fiction
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A timeless selection of brilliant short stories that won William Saroyan a position among the foremost, most widely popular writers of America when it first appeared in 1934.With the greatest of ease William Saroyan flew across the literary skies in 1934 with the publication of The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze and Other Stories. One of the first American writers to describe the immigrant experience in the U.S., Saroyan created characters who were Armenians, Jews, Chinese, Poles, Africans, and the Irish. The title story touchingly portrays the thoughts of a very young writer, dying of starvation. All of the tales were written during the great depression and reflect, through pathos and humor, the mood of the nation in one of its greatest times of want.
Category: Fiction


Author : Leigh Ansell
ISBN : 9780241436578
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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**How do you trust the ground when all you've known is flight?** Seventeen-year-old Corey Ryder can't remember a time when she wasn't gliding through the air of Cirque Mystique's big top on a trapeze. When tragedy strikes and Corey narrowly escapes from the burning circus tent she once called home, her life is forced to a sudden stand-still. Now back in high school and trying to fit into small town California, Corey faces living life with two feet firmly on the ground. When her friendship with local golden boy Luke Everett starts to grow into something more, Corey must learn to perform the high-wire act of being true to who you really are. The Greatest Showman meets Gilmore Girls in this romantic, bittersweet and beautiful YA coming of age novel.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Trapeze Perch Poles And Other High Flying Circus Science

Author : Marcia Amidon Lusted
ISBN : 9781515772880
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Ever watch the circus and wonder, "how do they do that?" Find the answers in this book! Readers will learn about some of the most high-flying circus acts, from silks and ropes to trapeze, and the science that makes them possible. Short, simple activities help demonstrate the science for readers.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction


Author : Lynne Edgar
ISBN : 9781907276873
Genre : Poetry
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Mimi S Trapeze

Author : J. Allyn Rosser
ISBN : 9780822980278
Genre : Poetry
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Rosser’s poems have always given a squinty sideways glance at cultural foibles and assumptions. Her distinctive brand of cheery skepticism implies that the genuine pursuit of truth is a virtue that renders tolerable the intolerable. These poems achieve a lyricism that gives free reign to the lush energies of language while remaining transparent enough to communicate something precise, fresh, and unsettling. A driving force behind the poems in Mimi’s Trapeze is Rosser’s profound curiosity about all forms and conditions of life. Without distorting fact or motive, her speakers seek to navigate the mazes of our messy quotidian infelicities, ranging from imperfect love to squashing turtles on the road—from the history of artistic misrepresentations of women to global warming—attempting to calibrate the beautifully complex balance between desire and responsibility. This collection dwells more on mortality and the lamentable state of the planet (and the spiritual unsoundness of its denizens) than her previous work. Another new vein can be traced in several poems that seek to distill a state like adolescence into a single word (“Dyahe”), reduce vast movements and disciplines into epigrammatic nutshells (Miniature Histories of the World”), or isolate a condition like grief in an element as simple as salt (“After the Service, the Widow Considers the Etymology of Salary”). In Mimi’s Trapeze, her fourth book, Rosser takes a lighthearted view of dark subjects (see “Final Invitation”), and a dark view of light ones (“Intro to Happiness”). She has refined her vision, reaffirming her belief that poetry is the most direct and effective way for humans to alleviate their loneliness.
Category: Poetry

The Trapeze Artist

Author : Will Davis
ISBN : 9781408825198
Genre : Fiction
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The Trapeze Artist draws together the past, present and future of one life to create a work of startling dexterity and vision - a haunting and heartbreaking account of a child, a boy, a man, desperate to free himself from the suffocating weight of his desires, his family and his grief. It speaks of what it is to grow up gay in a straight world, to be unable to communicate with those you love, of the sweat, passions and tempers of circus life, and above all, the joyous longing to break free, and to swing higher and higher...
Category: Fiction

Flying Trapeze

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ISBN : UOM:39015097855004
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The Flying Trapeze

Author : Duncan Bush
ISBN : 9781854115942
Genre : Poetry
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One of the most significant voices of his generation from Wales, a new book by Duncan Bush is an eagerly awaited event. The Flying Trapeze, his sixth poetry collection and the first to appear after his notable 'Midway', is characteristically unsentimental, tough-minded, and fiercely lyrical. Many poems are inspired by places he has lived in or travelled to including: Australia, Greece, Germany, France, Luxembourg and the United States. In 'Avedon's Drifters' he chronicles marginal lives as portrayed in masterly black and white photographs: vagrants, gypsies, minor criminals, the burnt-out, the bereft. In contrast there are poems like 'A Blood Rose' steeped in the full-blooded colours of the tango, and 'Golden Girl' in praise of superlative athletes. There is also a touch of bitter political satire in pieces like 'Mitterand's Last Supper', 'A Season in Sarajevo' and 'Lahore'. There are some fine, unexpected nature poems, which pinpoint the tension in his poetry between a sensual rapture and a knowing cynicism. The Flying Trapeze is an excellent new collection, never less than subtle, smart and true.
Category: Poetry


Author : Anaïs Nin
ISBN : 9780804040778
Genre : Literary Collections
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Anaïs Nin made her reputation through publication of her edited diaries and the carefully constructed persona they presented. It was not until decades later, when the diaries were published in their unexpurgated form, that the world began to learn the full details of Nin’s fascinating life and the emotional and literary high-wire acts she committed both in documenting it and in defying the mores of 1950s America. Trapeze begins where the previous volume, Mirages, left off: when Nin met Rupert Pole, the young man who became not only her lover but later her husband in a bigamous marriage. It marks the start of what Nin came to call her “trapeze life,” swinging between her longtime husband, Hugh Guiler, in New York and her lover, Pole, in California, a perilous lifestyle she continued until her death in 1977. Today what Nin did seems impossible, and what she sought perhaps was impossible: to find harmony and completeness within a split existence. It is a story of daring and genius, love and pain, largely unknown until now.
Category: Literary Collections

The Case Of The Flying Trapeze Double Detectives Book One

Author : Larkyn Simony
ISBN : 9780578694474
Genre : Fiction
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Identical twins Ida McNair and Oleen Johnson have discovered that their husbands are up to no good. As they navigate a betrayal as deep as the Grand Canyon, they become entangled in a murder mystery when a dead man falls on them at the French-Canadian Circus. The two women set out to solve the murder while navigating the drastic changes their husbands' betrayal has wrought on both their personal lives and within their community. They may not know how to solve a murder, and they may not be organized, but they have determination and grade-A snooping skills. Along with their motley crew of family, friends, and acquaintances, Ida and Oleen race to discover whodunit before it's too late to protect their families and themselves.
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Author : Simon Mawer
ISBN : 9781590515273
Genre : Fiction
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During World War II Briton Marian Sutro is recruited for service in the Special Operations Executive, only to find that another secret organization wants her to infiltrate Paris to persuade a research physicist to join the Allied war effort.
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Author : Max Catto
ISBN : OCLC:221085415
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After Thirty Years The Daring Young Man On The Flying Trapeze

Author : William Saroyan
ISBN : UOM:39015002755380
Genre : American essays
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The complete text of "The daring young man on the flying trapeze and other stories", and reflections on the author's thirty years as a writer.
Category: American essays

Danger On The Flying Trapeze

Author : Dave Jackson
ISBN : 1556614691
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When he and his mother join the Fourpaugh Circus in 1893, fourteen-year-old Casey Watkins is certain that their lives will change for the better, but the real change comes when they meet the charismatic evangelist D. L. Moody.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Learning To Fly

Author : Sam Keen
ISBN : 0767901762
Genre : Performing Arts
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Using the image of the trapeze as a symbol for growth and transformation, the author describes his experiences in a trapeze training program and its use in helping individuals confront fear and develop trust
Category: Performing Arts

Failing The Trapeze

Author : Susan V. Meyers
ISBN : 099035301X
Genre : Fiction
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Fifteen-year-old Theresa Williams has just settled under the oak tree in her front yard to read a book when she notices the boot dangling at eye-level. She knows immediately who the dead man is, hanging in the heavy foliage of the family oak tree. That is, she knows Lawrence's name, his deep unhappiness, and how he came to live with her and her mother Maxine, a woman who rages at him constantly, inexplicably. But Theresa will eventually learn the truth about Lawrence, when the turmoil that surrounds the mother and daughter explodes and Theresa leaves home to live with her brother, Nathan.Maxine's fireball personality fuels her loves as well as her hatred. Born to the circus, Maxine learns her mother's and grandmother's trade as trapeze artist, as they toss her through the air from one to the other until the finale: a fantastic spinning fall in her mother's arms onto a trampoline below—no nets. But one day, someone misses her catch, Maxine falls, and Dollie Mae disappears for days, returning as if nothing had happened, yet beginning the first in a series of disconnections that will put Maxine on a mission to make herself into someone worth admiring and Theresa on a quest for her mother's impossible love. A quiet failure at most of Maxine's schemes, Theresa hides secrets of her own, one of which may have sped Lawrence's suicide. At the heart of all the sadness are the netless gaps between each other that a family creates and defends, trusting that the concept of family will unconditionally prevent them from falling.
Category: Fiction

Discovering Flying Trapeze

Author : Alastair Pilgrim
ISBN : 151979858X
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Flying Trapeze has exploded in popularity as a recreational activity in recent years with over 200 schools, clubs and resorts now open on six continents. Whether you are a complete beginner or a regular flyer, this book will accompany you from your very first swing, through a series of skill progressions (including over 50 different tricks and catches), right up to advanced somersaulting tricks and flying out-of-lines. The book is illustrated with hundreds of clear and simple step-by-step diagrams explaining basic concepts, fundamental techniques, useful training tips and common problems. You'll learn everything you need to know as you arrive for your class, right from learning your trick on the practice bar, to climbing the ladder, leaving the board and making a catch. You'll also discover the roles of the instructors you will meet and learn how to use the safety equipment such as the safety net and the safety lines. The book also covers a variety of topics that will become relevant as you start to practice more regularly and at a more advanced level, such as helping out on the platform, performing in Flying Trapeze shows, using hand grips and understanding catch timings. Written by Alastair Pilgrim, the founder of, and including contributions fromTim Cayrol, an experienced performing-arts physiotherapist, this book is an invaluable tool for the recreational trapeze artist. This book is most suitable for beginner and intermediate level flying trapeze enthusiasts. For a more advanced book, check out 'The Fundamentals of Flying Trapeze'.

The Trapeze Diaries

Author : Marie Carter
ISBN : UCSC:32106017031532
Genre : Fiction
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Fiction. Marie Carter graduated from Edinburgh University with an MA in English Literature. She also worked for a variety of literary organizations in Scotland including Chapman magazine. In 2000, she moved to New York City where she is currently an Associate Editor at Hanging Loose Press. She is the editor of Word Jig: New Fiction from Scotland (Hanging Loose, 2003) and co-editor of Voices of the City (Hanging Loose, 2004). In 2004, she ran the Planehopping: Scottish Writers in New York readings series at the New York Public Library. Her work has been published in Hanging Loose, The Brooklyn Rail, Bloom, Spectacle (circus magazine),, among others, and in The Best Creative Nonfiction (W. W. Norton, 2007). She recently completed a residency at the MacDowell Colony. She studies fixed trapeze and yoga. "This is a brave and heartwarming book"--Donald Breckenridge.
Category: Fiction