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Songs And Stories Of The Ghouls

Author : Alice Notley
ISBN : 9780819571533
Genre : Poetry
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Left dead after our cultures were broken by triumphant enemies, our stories changed to suit others. We now change them again to suit ourselves. Songs and Stories of the Ghouls purports to give power to the dead—voices to the victims of genocide both ancient and contemporary—and presence to women. Medea did not kill her sons; Dido founds a city, over and over again, the city of the present author’s poetry. In these poems the poet asserts that though her art comes from a tradition as broken as Afghanistan’s statuary, there is always a culture to pass on to one’s children, and one is always involved in doing so. We are the ghouls, the drinkers of the blood-sacs, and we insist that we are alive.
Category: Poetry

The Poet S Tomb

Author : Martin Corless-Smith
ISBN : 9781643171777
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Every poem an epitaph, every poem a ticket to ride, from Sappho’s “bittersweet” eroticism to the “wild civility” of Robert Herrick. Martin Corless-Smith is a poet, painter, and translator of canonical poems, and each of these vocations is on view in this memorable defense of poetry as he reads from Virgil to Notley in sight of the impossible blue of Bellini’s Doge Leonardo Loredan and Piranesi’s otherworldly Pyramid of Cestius while contemplating the paradoxes of the finite body of the poet dreaming immortal poetry. —Keith Tuma Querying the embodiment of poetry, Corless-Smith begins in the body of the poet—living and/or dead—and passes from there through the body of the reader in order to argue the mutual construction of the body of a poem as a shared body and a new commons, which, like all things vital to survival—air, water, hope—must be maintained as open and available to all. These succinct, elegant essays perform this maintenance and, in the process, return us to all poetry charged with the energy and insight necessary to continue that maintenance ourselves. —Cole Swensen
Category: Literary Criticism

English Folktales

Author : Dan Keding
ISBN : 1591582601
Genre : Fiction
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Presents a collection of more than fifty traditional English folktales.
Category: Fiction

Grave Of Light

Author : Alice Notley
ISBN : 9780819567734
Genre : Poetry
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Selected poems from a visionary feminist poet.
Category: Poetry

For The Ride

Author : Alice Notley
ISBN : 9780525506386
Genre : Poetry
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A major new book-length visionary poem from a writer "whose poems are among the major astonishments of contemporary poetry" (Robert Polito, the Poetry Foundation) Alice Notley has become one of the most highly regarded figures in American poetry, a master of the visionary mode acclaimed for genre-bending, book-length poems of great ambition and adventurousness. Her newest book, For the Ride, is another such work. The protagonist, "One," is suddenly within the glyph, whose walls project scenes One can enter, and One does so. Other beings begin to materialize, and it seems like they (and One) are all survivors of a global disaster. They board a ship to flee to another dimension; they decide what they must save on this Ark are words, and they gather together as many as are deemed fit to save. They "sail" and meanwhile begin to change the language they are speaking, before disembarking at an abandoned future city.
Category: Poetry

Talk Poetry

Author : David Baker
ISBN : 1610754972
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What is more direct and intimate than one-to-one conversation? Here two forces in American poetry, the Kenyon Review and the University of Arkansas Press, bring together discussions between one of America's leading poets and editors, David Baker, and nine of the most exciting poets of our day. The poets, who represent a wide array of vocations and aesthetic positions, open up about their writing processes, their reading and education, their hopes for and discontents with the contemporary scene, and much more, treating readers to a view of the range and capacity of contemporary American poetry.

The Oxford Companion To Modern Poetry In English

Author : Jeremy Noel-Tod
ISBN : 9780199640256
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Provides over 1,700 biographies of influential poets writing in English from 1910 to the present day, exploring the influences, inspirations, and movements that have shaped their works and lives.
Category: Literary Criticism

Cornish Folk Tales

Author : Mike O'Connor
ISBN : 9780752470290
Genre : History
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The ancient land of Cornwall is steeped in mysterious tradition, proud heritage and age-old folklore. Before books were widely available, wandering 'droll tellers' used to spread Cornish insight and humour to all parts of the Duchy - exchanging their tales for food and shelter. Anthony James was one such droll teller, and this collection follows him as he makes his way around Cornwall one glorious summer. Richly illustrated with hand-drawn images and woodcuts, Cornish Folk Tales will appeal to anyone captivated by this beautiful land and its resident kindly giants, mischievious piskeys, seductive mermaids, bold knights and barnacle-encrusted sea captains. Mike O'Connor is a powerful and engaging storyteller who performs at many events across the country. An important researcher into Cornish music and folklore, he has been awarded an OBE and made a bard of the Gorsedh of Kernow.
Category: History

When We Were Ghouls

Author : Amy E. Wallen
ISBN : 9780803296954
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"The essay 'When We Were Ghouls' was originally published in the Gettysburg Review 29, no. 1 (Spring 2016)."
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Big Book Of Stories Songs And Sing Alongs

Author : Beth Maddigan
ISBN : UOM:39015056942777
Genre : Education
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A collection of stories, songs, and sing-alongs designed to promote lifelong reading and library use in toddlers.
Category: Education

Desert Songs

Author : John R. Maier
ISBN : 0791430170
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Examines American and Middle Eastern texts in studies of Orientalism and Occidentalism, and argues for a new approach to cultural studies that incorporates a wider variety of materials.
Category: Literary Criticism

Death S Love Songs

Author : Michael Sevastakis
ISBN : UOM:39015014569407
Genre : Horror films
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Category: Horror films

Sky Songs

Author : Jennifer Sinor
ISBN : 9781496224040
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Sky Songs is a collection of essays that takes inspiration from the ancient seabed in which Jennifer Sinor lives, an elemental landscape that reminds her that our lives are shaped by all that has passed through. Beginning with the conception of her first son, which coincided with the tragic death of her uncle on an Alaskan river, and ending a decade later in the Himalayan home of the Dalai Lama, Sinor offers a lyric exploration of language, love, and the promise inherent in the stories we tell: to remember. In these essays, Sinor takes us through the mountains, deserts, and rivers of the West and along with her on her travels to India. Whether rooted in the dailiness of raising children or practicing yoga, Sinor searches for the places where grace resides. The essays often weave several narrative threads together in the search for relationship and connection. A mother, writer, teacher, and yoga instructor, Sinor ultimately tackles the most difficult question: how to live in a broken world filled with both suffering and grace.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Chivalry In Westeros

Author : Carol Parrish Jamison
ISBN : 9781476633169
Genre : Literary Criticism
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George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire has sparked a renewed interest in things medieval. The pseudo-historical world of Westeros delights casual fans while offering a rich new perspective for medievalists and scholars. This study explores how Martin crafts a chivalric code that intersects with and illuminates well known medieval texts, including both romance and heroic epics. Through characters such as Brienne of Tarth, Sandor Clegane and Jaime Lannister, Martin variously challenges, upholds and deconstructs chivalry as depicted in the literature of the Middle Ages.
Category: Literary Criticism

Ghoulish Song

Author : William Alexander
ISBN : 9781442427303
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When the music of a bone flute given to her by a goblin separates Kaile's shadow from herself, her family believes she has died and become a ghoul, and Kaile must set out to prove that she still lives.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Story Telling Ballads

Author : Frances Jenkins Olcott
ISBN : 9781434455826
Genre : Fiction
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Here are 77 story-telling ballads and narrative poems -- romances, hero-tales, faery legends, and adventures of Knights and lovely Damsels. They sing of proud and wicket folk, of gentle and loyal ones, of Laidley Worms, Witches, Mermaids, and more!
Category: Fiction

Weird Texas

Author : Wesley Treat
ISBN : 1402766874
Genre : Travel
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"If your taste extends to the odd side of traveling, [this is your ticket]."--"Booklist."
Category: Travel

City Of Dreadful Night

Author : Lee Siegel
ISBN : 9780226222080
Genre : Fiction
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When Lee Siegel went to India to do research for a book on Sanskrit horror literature, a friend in New Delhi told him about an itinerant teller of ghost and vampire tales, a man with clusters of amulets around his neck and a silk top hat with peacock plumes on his head. Siegel set out in search of the old man—called Brahm Kathuwala—to hear his stories and to learn about his uncommon life. But what started out as a study of other people's stories became a compelling story itself. City of Dreadful Night is an astonishing work of fiction, a tangle of tales that transports the reader from the Medieval India of magicians, witches, and vampires, through the British India of Brahm Kathuwala's childhood, into the chaos and political terror of contemporary India. Vividly recreating Indian literary and oral traditions, Siegel weaves a web of possession, reincarnation, and magical transformation unlike any found in the Western tradition. Flesh-eating demons, Rajiv Gandhi's assassin, even Bram Stoker and Dracula populate the serpentine narrative, which intermingles stories about the characters with the terrifying tales they tell. Siegel pursues Brahm Kathuwala from the ghastly lights of the cremation ground at Banaras through villages all over north India. Brahm's life story is revealed through countless tales along the way. We learn that he was raised, and abandoned, by two mothers—one the destitute floor sweeper who bore him; the other her employer, a wealthy Irish woman who read and reread to him the story of Dracula. We hear of his marriage to the daughter of a cremation ground attendant, his battles against her demonic possession, and their painful parting. We come to understand the daily life and motivations of this "horror professional," who uses terrifying tales to ward off the evil he himself fears. This unorthodox book is more than a story; it blends scholarship, fantasy, travelogue, and autobiography—fusing and overlapping historical accounts and newscasts, literary texts and films, dreams and nocturnal tales. Siegel uses imagination to explore the relation of real terror to horror fiction and to contemplate the ways fear and disgust become thrilling elements in stories of the macabre. This book is the product of Siegel's deep knowledge of both Indian and Western literary and philosophical traditions. It is also an attempt to come to grips with the omnipresence of political and religious terror in contemporary India. Shocking, original, beautifully written, City of Dreadful Night offers readers a captivating immersion in the wonder and terror of India, past and present.
Category: Fiction