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A Certain Slant Of Light

By Laura Whitcomb
  • Book ID : 0547349130
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 288
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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In the class of the high school English teacher she has been haunting, Helen feels them: for the first time in 130 years, human eyes are looking at her. They belong to a boy, a boy who has not seemed remarkable until now. And Helen—terrified, but intrigued—is drawn to him. The fact that he is in a body and she is not presents this unlikely couple with their first challenge. But as the lovers struggle to find a way to be together, they begin to discover the secrets of their former lives and of the young people they come to possess.

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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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  • Pages : 260
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  • Publisher : McFarland
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  • Pages : 232
  • Category : Social Science
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This book explores representations of girlhood and young womanhood in recent English language children’s fantasy by focusing on two fantastic body transformation types: invisibility and age-shifting. Drawing on recent feminist and queer theory, the study discusses the tropes of invisibility and age-shifting as narrative devices representing gendered experiences. The transformations offer various perspectives on a girl’s changing body and identity and provide links between real-life and fantastic discourses of gender, power, invisibility and aging. The main focus is on English-language fantasy published since the 1970s but the motifs of invisibility and age-shifting in earlier tales and children's books is reviewed; this is the first study of children’s fantasy literature that considers these tropes at length. Novels discussed are from both critically acclaimed authors and the less well known. Most of the novels depicting invisible or age-shifting girls are neither thoroughly conventional nor radically subversive but present a range of styles. In terms of gender, children’s fantasy novels can be more complex than they are often interpreted to be.

Match Play

By Jerry Travis
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1413436846
  • Pages : 223
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 400
  • File Pdf: match-play.pdf

Book Summary:

Have a quirky multi-millionaire build a quirky golf course in the hills of western Pennsylvania. Then mix in a variety of normal and not-so-normal folks to play golf on that course, and you have the setting for Match Play, a novel about bitter rivalries in golf and romance. Shallow Creek Country Club is a course with several deliberately odd designs by its owner and architect, a man who made enough money in ball-bearings during World War II to indulge his fantasies about a golf course that includes one large sand green in honor of his father's memory, a pipe through a fairway hillside for those who want to play a little putt-putt golf, a green with a huge maple in the middle, and an underground cavern that was originally built as a bomb shelter but later turned into a cool stopping-off spot in the middle of a round. The cavern sits beneath one high hill overlooking most of the holes on the course and has a long tunnel leading back to the clubhouse. The story takes place in the late spring and summer of 1986 and is told from the point of view of a young English teacher and low-handicap golfer named Tom MacKenzie. He is romantically involved with his co-worker-counselor, Pat Thompson, as well as one of his graduating seniors, Amy Forrest, and he's not sure how he should handle the situation. Both Pat and Amy are good golfers, Pat about a twelve handicap and Amy a single-digit and getting better all the while. To further complicate things, Pat Thompson is also involved with Roger Burdis, a newly wealthy Floridian who has inherited money from an aunt and returned to Porter, Pennsylvania, to live. Roger Burdis is a borderline psychotic with an almost instant hatred for Tom, or Mac as all his friends call him. They encounter each other in several matches on the golf course, in a poker game in the club house, and in a variety of social situations, all leading up to one final confrontation on the golf course, but not for a golf match a middle-of-the-night match of wits with lives at stake. The plot includes several dashes of humor, a slice or two of sex, several layers of suspense, and enough golf to satisfy any club golfer in the country. And a conclusion as exciting as any Kentucky Derby photo finish.

The Poems of Emily Dickinson

By Emily Dickinson
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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Isbn : 0674247248
  • Pages : 696
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 701
  • File Pdf: the-poems-of-emily-dickinson.pdf

Book Summary:

R. W. Franklin, the foremost scholar of Dickinson’s manuscripts, has prepared an authoritative one-volume edition of all extant poems by Emily Dickinson—1,789 poems in all, the largest number ever assembled—rendered with Dickinson's spelling, punctuation, and capitalization intact.

Sing with the Heart of a Bear

By Kenneth Lincoln
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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Isbn : 0520922956
  • Pages : 461
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 460
  • File Pdf: sing-with-the-heart-of-a-bear.pdf

Book Summary:

Examining contemporary poetry by way of ethnicity and gender, Kenneth Lincoln tracks the Renaissance invention of the Wild Man and the recurrent Adamic myth of the lost Garden. He discusses the first anthology of American Indian verse, The Path on the Rainbow (1918), which opened Jorge Luis Borges' university surveys of American literature, to thirty-five contemporary Indian poets who speak to, with, and against American mainstream bards. From Whitman's free verse, through the Greenwich Village Renaissance (sandwiched between the world wars) and the post-apocalyptic Beat incantations, to transglobal questions of tribe and verse at the century's close, Lincoln shows where we mine the mother lode of New World voices, what distinguishes American verse, which tales our poets sing and what inflections we hear in the rhythms, pitches, and parsings of native lines. Lincoln presents the Lakota concept of "singing with the heart of a bear" as poetry which moves through an artist. He argues for a fusion of estranged cultures, tribal and émigré, margin and mainstream, in detailing the ethnopoetics of Native American translation and the growing modernist concern for a "native" sense of the "makings" of American verse. This fascinating work represents a major new effort in understanding American and Native American literature, spirituality, and culture.

The Semiotics of Exile in Literature

By H. Zeng
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 0230113117
  • Pages : 179
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 280
  • File Pdf: the-semiotics-of-exile-in-literature.pdf

Book Summary:

Furthering the scholarship on writers and artists as diverse as Lord Byron, Edvard Munch, Sylvia Plath, and Jorge Luis Borges, Zeng probes the semiotics of exile. In artistic traditions the world over, exile exerts a potent and complex mythmaking power - whether it is manifest as a geographical dislocation or as a sense of cultural or psychological alienation.

The Poetry Toolkit

By Rhian Williams
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1350032239
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 246
  • File Pdf: the-poetry-toolkit.pdf

Book Summary:

Now thoroughly revamped with a diverse selection of poetic voices from the last fifty years, this third edition of Rhian Williams's bestselling book, The Poetry Toolkit guides readers through key terms, genres and concepts that help them to develop a richer, more sophisticated approach to reading, thinking and writing about poetry. Combining an easy-to-use reference format with in-depth practice readings and further exercises, the book helps students master the study of poetry for themselves. As well as featuring more contemporary voices, the 3rd edition of The Poetry Toolkit includes an expanded practical section giving guidance on close reading, comparative reading and advice on writing critically about poetry. In addition, the book is accompanied by a companion website offering audio recordings of poetry readings, weblinks and overviews of key theoretical approaches to support advanced study. Head to bloomsbury.com/Williams-the-poetry-toolkit for a host of additional resources.

The Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan

By Ted Berrigan
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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Isbn : 0520940822
  • Pages : 758
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 330
  • File Pdf: the-collected-poems-of-ted-berrigan.pdf

Book Summary:

This landmark collection brings Ted Berrigan's published and unpublished poetry together in a single authoritative volume for the first time. Edited by the poet Alice Notley, Berrigan's second wife, and their two sons, The Collected Poems demonstrates the remarkable range, power, and importance of Berrigan's work.

Happy Life

By David Budbill
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  • Publisher : Copper Canyon Press
  • Isbn : 1619320045
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 299
  • File Pdf: happy-life.pdf

Book Summary:

"Budbill both informs and moves. He is, in short, a delight and a comfort."—Wendell Berry "[Budbill] can be hilarious, as when he gripes, 'What good is my humility / when I am / stuck / in this obscurity?'"—Booklist, starred review "His terse, epigrammatic lyrics are a lilting mirror of classical Chinese poetry."—The Wichita Eagle David Budbill continues his popular poetic ruminations on life in remote New England—an outward survey of a forested mountain and an introspection of self-reliance, anonymity, and the creative life. Inspired by classical Chinese and Japanese poets, Budbill contemplates the seasons, ambition, his questionable desire for fame and fortune, and simple, focused contentment: "Weed the beans. Pick the peas." "Out in the Woods" The only time I'm really free is when I'm out in the woods cutting firewood, stacking brush, clearing trails. Just the chain saw, the dog and me. Heave and groan, sweat and ache. Work until I can't stand it anymore. Take a break. Sit on the needle-strewn ground up against a big pine tree, drink some water, stare out through the woods, pet the dog. Stretch out on the ground, take a nap, dog's head on my lap. Ah, this would be the time and place and way to die. David Budbill is the author of poems, plays, essays, speeches, and book reviews. He has also served as a commentator on NPR's All Things Considered. He lives in the mountains of northern Vermont where he tends his garden and website.

A History of American Poetry

By Richard Gray
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 1118795369
  • Pages : 544
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reads : 273
  • File Pdf: a-history-of-american-poetry.pdf

Book Summary:

A History of American Poetry presents a comprehensive exploration of the development of American poetic traditions from their pre-Columbian origins to the present day. Offers a detailed and accessible account of the entire range of American poetry Situates the story of American poetry within crucial social and historical contexts, and places individual poets and poems in the relevant intertextual contexts Explores and interprets American poetry in terms of the international positioning and multicultural character of the United States Provides readers with a means to understand the individual works and personalities that helped to shape one of the most significant bodies of literature of the past few centuries

The Sense of an Interior

By Diana Fuss
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 113587963X
  • Pages : 280
  • Category : House & Home
  • Reads : 550
  • File Pdf: the-sense-of-an-interior.pdf

Book Summary:

The Sense of an Interior is a fascinating exploration of domestic space and of the ways it determines how writers work. The book looks at four famous figures - Emily Dickinson, Sigmund Freud, Helen Keller, and Marcel Proust, and examines the relationship between their work and the spaces where they wrote.