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Acclaimed essayist and poet Wendell Berry was born and has always lived in a "provincial" part of the country without an established literary culture. In an effort to adapt his poetry to his place of Henry County, Kentucky, Berry discovered an enduringly useful example in the work of William Carlos Williams. In Williams' commitment to his place of Rutherford, New Jersey, Berry found an inspiration that inevitably influenced the direction of his own writing.
Both men would go on to establish themselves as respected American poets, and here Berry sets forth his understanding of that evolution for Williams, who in the course of his local membership and service, became a poet indispensable to us all.
"[The Russian and American contributors] share a very high level of expertise and an impressive command of their material, which ranges from film to billboards to currency. Everything in this book, including the introduction, is worth reading... consistently fascinating... " --Choice
..". a lightning rush of images and ideas that constitute inviting material for future speculation." --Times Literary Supplement
"This collection of essays is a fine, even an exhilarating piece of work. Her brilliant analysis surveys a kaleidoscope of breaks and continuities: betweeen literature and non-print media, high culture and popular culture, homo sovieticus and homo russicus. --Slavic and East European Journal
"Of interest for scholars in several disciplines, Soviet Hieroglyphics provides many insights into recent Russian visual culture." --Canadian Slavonic Paper
These incisive essays describe contemporary Russian culture under conditions of social collapse. Focusing on visual culture, the book highlights the recurrent tension between two opposing tendencies in Russia today: the impulse to eradicate the cultural "hieroglyphics" of the Soviet past and the compulsion to reinscribe those sacred images onto contemporary texts.
London 1884. Victorian industrialist Alexander Glenville is a man with many secrets. Fleet Street reporter Penny Green is tasked with working undercover as a maid in his home, but tragedy strikes when Glenville's daughter is poisoned.
Penny's insider knowledge is crucial for Scotland Yard's murder investigation, but someone in the Glenville household already suspects that she's more than just a servant. Can Penny and Inspector James Blakely solve the mystery before Penny's cover is blown?
With Moon Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip's practical tips, detailed itineraries, and insider's view, you're ready to fill up the tank and hit the road. Looking to explore more of America on wheels? Try Moon California Road Trip or Moon Pacific Northwest Road Trip! Doing more than driving through? Check out Moon California or Moon Seattle.
"The Battle of Salamis" features some of the most fascinating figures in the ancient world: Themistocles, the Athenian commander who masterminded the victory (and tricked his fellow Greeks into fighting); Xerxes, the Persian king who understood land but not naval warfare; Aeschylus, the Greek playwright who took part at Salamis and later immortalized it in drama; and Artemisia, the half-Greek queen who was one of Xerxes' trusted commanders and who turned defeat into personal victory.
In his riveting story of this clash on the Greek seas, classicist and historian Barry Strauss offers a new in-depth account of the ancient battle. Drawing on recent work in archaeology, meteorology, and forensic science as well as on his own experience as a rower (both navies were oar powered), Strauss revises our understanding of one of history's pivotal wars and of Herodotus's classic if underrated account of it. But in addition to being exciting military history, "The Battle of Salamis" is also a vivid analysis of ancient culture.
As a follow-up to his first popular book, Andreas digs deeper here, showing how to actually engage a voice as opposed to simply change it. Rather than talk back or try to silence it, Andreas teaches readers how to join with a voice, clarify what it's saying, ask for its positive intent, use its specific abilities to your advantage, and more. Follow the exercises and you'll be equipped to better manage your worst self-talk.
PART ONE (ORIGIN): Is it possible to come up with an original thought?
Chapter 1. Original Thought, Time, and the Unfolding of Consciousness
Chapter 2. Looking Backward to Go Forward
Chapter 3. Wheels Within Wheels
Chapter 4. It's About Time PART TWO (DEPARTURE): What does it mean to be human?
Chapter 5. Purpose, Potential, and Responsibility of Being Human
Chapter 6. Rational Thought and Human Identity
Chapter 7. Re-thinking Language
Chapter 8. Beyond Rationality
Chapter 9. A Tale of Two Directions PART THREE (RETURN): How has our thinking created the world today,
and what is emerging?
Chapter 10. The Essence of Thought
Chapter 11. To Make Thought Whole Again
Chapter 12. To Think Without Separation
Chapter 13. Re-Thinking the "Dismal Science"
Chapter 14. Toward An Original Economics PART FOUR (RENEWAL): Can education promote the renewal of original thinking?
Chapter 15. Education as Renewal
Chapter 16. Childhood and Education
Chapter 17. Higher Education
Chapter 18. A New (and Ancient) Vision
Chapter 19. A Vision for Higher Education
All over the multiverse the Magids, powerful magicians, are at work to maintain the balance between positive and negative magic, for the good of all.
Rupert Venables is the junior Magid assigned to Earth and to the troublesome planets of the Koyrfonic Empire. When the Emperor dies without a known heir, Rupert is called into service to help prevent the descent of the Empire into chaos. At the same time, the senior Magid on Earth dies, making Rupert a new senior desperately in need of a junior. Rupert thinks his problems are partially solved when he discovers he can meet all five of the potential Magids on Earth by attending one SF convention in England. However, the convention hotel sits on a node, a nexus of the universes. Rupert soon finds that other forces, some of them completely out of control, are there too....
Diana Wynne Jones' Deep Secret is classic adult fantasy novel by an award-winning author, back in print
Jim Morrison and the Secret Gold Mine: Breaking Through The Doors to Hidden Reality and the Mind of God
Revealed at Last ... the Monumental Mystery Inside the Music of The Doors
The Doors were one of the most important rock groups of the 1960's, and their longevity and popularity has defied the expectations of nearly all critics. Why? Because most of them, including Robert Cristgau, Lester Bangs, Joan Didion, and Greil Marcus - were entirely keyless. They had no idea what was taking place in the music.
Jim Morrison and the Secret Gold Mine is the first book to explain the monumental vision hidden inside The Doors. Award-winning author David A. Shiang explores how Doors music transports listeners to an unseen world of transcendence and spiritual discovery. Shiang shows why Morrison's lyrics have stood the test of time and why Doors music continues to capture new and old audiences alike.
"Morrison was not only a first-rate poet but also a major thinker. The Doors journeyed into seldom-explored realms of spirituality and consciousness and brought back findings of great importance to all of us. The Doors, especially Morrison, were psycho-spiritual pioneers, and their insights and achievements extend far beyond the world of rock music into areas such as spirituality, science, philosophy, psychoanalysis, and mythology. The significance of their extraordinary vision has yet to be widely recognized."
- from the book
This book will open the eyes and ears of Doors lovers, Doors haters, and Doors newbies. Prepare yourself for a joyous thrill ride as you embark upon a musical and intellectual journey unlike any other.
Author David A. Shiang is a graduate of MIT and has a Master of Management from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University. He was a Danforth Fellow in the English PhD program at UC Berkeley also studied at L'ESSEC, Cergy, France. He is also the author of God Does Not Play Dice: the Fulfillment of Einstein's Quest for Law and Order in Nature, The Regret Cure: How to Eliminate Toxic Emotions and Never Regret Again, and The Top 10 Commandments of Jim Morrison.
The Ascended Masters Light the Way: Beacons of Ascension (Ascension Series, Book 5) (The Ascension Series)
Celebrating the dark origins of our most American music, Country reveals a wild shadowland of history that encompasses blackface minstrels and yodeling cowboys; honky-tonk hell and rockabilly heaven; medieval myth and musical miscegenation; sex, drugs, murder; and rays of fierce illumination on Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, and others, famous and forgotten, whose demonology is America's own. Profusely and superbly illustrated, Country stands as one of the most brilliant explorations of American musical culture ever written.