"This book is an overwhelming feast, a treasure, and more than enough proof that Sze is a major poet." —NPR National Book Award winner Arthur Sze is a master poet, and The Glass Constellation is a triumph spanning five decades, including ten poetry collections and twenty-six new poems. Sze began his career writing compressed, lyrical poems influenced by classical Chinese poetry; he later made a leap into powerful polysemous sequences, honing a distinct stylistic signature that harnesses luminous particulars, and is sharply focused, emotionally resonant, and structurally complex. Fusing elements of Chinese, Japanese, Native American, and various Western experimental traditions—employing startling juxtapositions that are always on target, deeply informed by concern for our endangered planet and troubled species—Arthur Sze presents experience in all its multiplicities, in singular book after book. This collection is an invitation to immerse in a visionary body of work, mapping the evolution of one of our finest American poets.
Seminar paper from the year 1999 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, http: //www.uni-jena.de/, 11 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: "At the age of fourteen, I discovered writing as an escape from a world of reality in which I felt acutely uncomfortable. It immediatly became my place of retreat, my cave, my refuge."1 This quotation by Tennessee Williams mirrors his inability to cope with the challenges and strokes of fate of his real life. For example, he felt responsible for the lobotomie of his sister Rose although he had no knowledge about this operation. Furthermore, he could not cope with his social environment, especially with his fathers incapability to handle his introvert son. With his first success, the play "The Glass Menagerie" (1944), Williams holds up the mirror to the Broadway audience of the 1950s who is not willing to face the reality of the postwar period or to digest its experiences with the Second World War. In the same way as this generation flies from their war recollections into a problem repressing fictious world and as Williams escapes from his personal reality through writing, the figures of the drama fly from an unsatisfying life into their dreamworlds. The play deals with the Wingfield family (Amanda, Tom and Laura), who "share[s] a small apartment in a poor section of St. Louis."2 The family members have, through the visit of a gentlemen caller for Laura (Jim), the chance to realize their dreams. But "the friend Tom brings home to meet Laura [...], although he happens to be the boy she secretly admired in high school, turns out, unfortunately, to be already engaged."3 Tennessee Williamss breakthrough "The Glass Menagerie" is respected to be one of his best plays, with Broadway performances exceeded only by "A Streetcar named Desire" In this paper it is to point out the character presentation and character constellation in Tennessee Williamss "The Glass Menagerie." Firstly, I am going to
Captain Windomar Standt never fully expected to guide his people to a new world. To fulfill a prophecy, the advanced Habron civilization, and their blue-water world, came to an end at the hands of a few select citizens. Alone and on their own, Windomar, his loyal crew, and the one million survivors embarked on a four-year journey to a new and uninhabited planet. The Constellation, a prophecy-born ship of salvation, will be their home. The 14-mile long mega ship is big enough to hide against the never-ending starfield. Unfortunately, even in the future, nothing is assured. Windomar will have to make the hard decisions required of a true leader. New races, new peoples, will become clients as the Habron, and the Regin, take their place in the world of interstellar trade and manufacturing. This is a story of adventure, a story of hope, and one of tragedy. Windomar will grow with the help of his old friends, his new friends, and those of an ancient machine race. Written for all ages.
*** Granta Best of Young American Novelists 2017 *** In a snow-covered village in Chechnya, eight-year-old Havaa watches from the woods as her father is abducted in the middle of the night by Russian soldiers. Their life-long friend and neighbour, Akhmed, has also been watching, and when he finds Havaa he knows of only one person who might be able to help. For tough-minded doctor Sonja Rabina, it’s just another day of trying to keep her bombed-out, abandoned hospital going. When Akhmed arrives with Havaa, asking Sonja for shelter, she has no idea who the pair are. But over the course of five extraordinary days, Sonja’s world will shift on its axis, revealing the intricate pattern of connections that binds these three unlikely companions together and unexpectedly decides their fate. 'A Constellation of Vital Phenomena is simply spectacular' Ann Patchett
BOOK 2 in The First Liaden Universe ï Collection. Fifteen short tales of the Liaden Universeï brought together for the first time. Space opera and romance on a grand scale in a galaxy full of interstellar trading clans. Thirty-three shorter tales of the Liaden Universeï brought together for the first time in two mega-volumes. Fifteen tales complete Volume Two! The nationally best-selling Liaden Universeï novels are treasured by space opera aficionados for their wit, world-building, strong characterizations, tender romance, and edge-of-the-chair action. Since 1995, Sharon Lee and Steve Miller also created shorter tales, illuminating additional facets of the Liaden experience. Here is a vast tapestry of tales of the scouts, artists, traders, priestesses, sleight of hand magicians, and pilots who fill the Liaden Universeï with the excitement, action, and romance that readers of the hit series have come to adore. Celebrating 25 Years of the Liaden Universeï At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About A Liaden Universe Constellation : Volume 1: _. . . adds a bit of sparkle to ordinary life. . . . This series [is] . . . the premier place to find good romantic SF adventure. . . . strong characters finding their own way (and, often, each other) in an action-packed galaxy of worlds. . . . Every story stands on its own; readers dont have to be familiar with the Liaden universe. Those who have had the pleasure, though, will find many connections to existing tales.Ó ¾Analog on A Liaden Universe Constellation: Volume 1. About the Liaden Universeï series: _Every now and then you come across an author, or in this case, a pair, who write exactly what you want to read, the characters and personalities that make you enjoy meeting them. . . . I rarely rave on and on about stories, but I am devoted to Lee and Miller novels and stories.Ó ¾Anne McCaffrey _These authors consistently deliver stories with a rich, textured setting, intricate plotting, and vivid, interesting characters from fully-realized cultures, both human and alien, and each book gets better.Ó_Elizabeth Moon _[A] recommended, powerful pick. . .a fast-paced military and political thriller.Ó¾Midwest Book Review on Ghost Ship _[D]elightful stories of adventure and romance set in a far future. . .space opera milieu. Its all a rather heady mix of Gordon R. Dickson, the Forsythe Saga, and Victoria Holt, with Lee and Milliers own unique touches making it all sparkle and sizzle. Anyone whose taste runs toward SF in the true romantic tradition cant help but like the Liaden Universe.Ó¾Analog _[T]he many fans of the Liad universe will welcome the latestãcontinuing young pilot Theo Waitleys adventures.Ó _ Booklist on Saltation _[A]ficionados of intelligent space opera will be thoroughly entertained. . .[T]he authors' craftsmanship is top-notch.Ó _Publishers Weekly on Lee and Millers popular Liadenï thriller, I Dare
The Sonderman Constellation is a novel of conflict both on the personal and societal level. A young boy struggles to find his way through the maze of difficult personal relationships and the pressure of a rapidly changing society. Ostensibly cast in a present from 1950-56 the psychological milieu shifts from a past including FDR to a future of Richard Speck.The huge cast of characters historical and fictional flash across the pages churning through the mind of the unknown narrator. Everyman speaks his mind, deconstructs and reconstructs his own and society's psychological state to bring order out of chaos, harmony out of discord.In only a couple hundred pages there are astonishing romps through psychology, mythology, stamp collecting, Mob activities and crime, murder, sex and mayhem. All within the context of a boy trying to get through Junior High and High School.Will he make it, can he make it, will they even let him into High School? That story alone is worth the price of admission.Don't wait. Act now. Give yourself an armchair trip. Place your order.
All-original collection details 60 round, oval, and octagonal designs. Patterns include Apple Blossoms, Man in the Moon, Fish Pond, Agate Abstract, Peacock, and many more. Includes enlargement guide and helpful hints.
A blinding fireball rips across the night sky and slams into a field in the remote town of Rigel, New Mexico. Glenn Sawyer, a broke and disillusioned 18-year-old, witnesses and investigates the crash, finding a surreal craft and an even stranger monkey-like creature named Paako, who secretly follows him home and stirs trouble. As Glenn captures Paako and attempts to return her to the crash site, he discovers unexpected company, and learns that his remarkable journey -- filled with adventure, evil, and a cast of captivating characters -- has only just begun. Thus starts the first book in Vincent Lowry's unforgettable epic Constellation Chronicles. Both visionary and gripping, The Lost Civilization of Aries will sweep you away to an extraordinary world of mystery, fantasy, and science fiction.
One of the best fantasy book series of the past decade - Time Magazine When magic has gone from the world and a vicious king rules from his throne of glass, an assassin comes to the castle. She is a prisoner, but if she can defeat twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition to find the greatest assassin in the land, she will become the king's champion and earn her freedom. But the evil she encounters in the castle goes deep, and as dark forces gather on the horizon – forces which threaten to destroy her entire world – the assassin must take her place in a fight greater than she could ever have imagined. This is the epic, heart-stopping fantasy series that has turned #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas into a worldwide phenomenon. Fans new and old will dive into this ebook bundle containing the whole series: Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows, Empire of Storms, Tower of Dawn, the thrilling finale Kingdom of Ash, and the companion anthology The Assassin's Blade.
Will this darkness ever end? They failed at Waypoint to restore the power, and now Simon is in prison. Which means, if he's going to complete his mission, first he'll need to escape. Meanwhile, Riya, Alex, and West have resorted to colluding with Kaosa, an alleged terrorist organization, to bust him out. But can anyone be trusted? When Quinn gets a lead on Camden's location, Alex and West jump into action. Will finding President Camden mean a turning point in the war against Gamble? Join Simon and crew as they battle old enemies and fierce new ones. Only one question remains, will they have the strength to end the blackout once and for all?
1922. The spectacular year that F. Scott Fitzgerald chose as a backdrop for his most famous novel The Great Gatsby. It was also the year where James Joyce’s Ulysses and T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land were published, Alfred Hitchcock directed his first feature, the Ottoman Empire collapsed, Louis Armstrong took the train from New Orleans to Chicago and made Jazz the defining music of the age, and Hollywood transformed the nature of fame. Constellation of Genius is the gloriously entertaining journey through the diaries of the actors, anthropologists, artists, dancers, designers, film-makers, philosophers, playwrights, politicians and scientists whose lives and works collided over twelve months, creating a frenzy of innovation and the beginning of a new era.
Melanie Matheson is smart, attractive, and confused. She gradually begins the journey to find out who she is and why she's important in this first-time novel by Chris Chagaris. Poignant, humorous, and revelatory, Melanie invites you to take a trip with her into the constellation that is her world.
BOOK 4 in the multivolume Liaden Universe® short fiction collection. Tales of the Liaden Universe® brought together for the first time. Space opera and romance on a grand scale in a galaxy full of interstellar trading clans. For more than thirty years, the Liaden Universe® novels by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller have captivated readers with their unique blend of action adventure, science fiction, and romance. In addition to twenty-one novels (and counting) Lee and Miller have written dozens of shorter works based in the Liaden Universe®, featuring the strong characterization, detailed world-building, wit, and derring-do that readers of the series adore. This fourth volume collecting Lee and Miller’s shorter Liaden Universe® stories features four novelettes, two novellas, and two short stories—including the celebrated linked stories, "Block Party" and "Degrees of Separation." Sure to delight longtime fans and newcomers alike, these tales highlight why the nationally best-selling Liaden Universe® novels are treasured by space opera aficionados, with detailed world-building, strong characterizations, compelling romance, and edge-of-the-chair action in stories that range from cosmic to comic. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
Constellation Draco is the second book in the Birth of the Gods series. The Mayans left Mars 50 years ago to journey 47 light years across the galaxy to the CM Draconis solar system. On Hyksos, the third planet in this system, they establish a colony and begin receiving supplies from their starship, orbiting above. However, shuttle fuel soon runs out, leaving the colonists stranded. Downriver Hyksos tribesmen attack the colony, destroying the windmill generator. As a result, batteries eventually fail and the Mayans lose radio contact with their starship. After the attack, the Mayans find Achilles, a wounded Hyksos from the upriver village. He has been shot with an arrow by one of the downriver warriors. Khons Imhotep volunteers to return Achilles to his people. The Mayan colony is trying to build a relationship with the upriver tribe. At the village, Khons meets Athena, a pretty red-haired girl, and he is smitten. Later, when downriver Hyksos tribesmen slaughter Colonel Ra’s patrol, Sergeant Abydos Smendes assumes command. He then begins a brutal campaign to destroy all of the native people. Athena escapes with Khons across the mountains. Above the planet, a meteor strikes the starship. Now the Mayans must pull the ship out of orbit or they will plunge to the surface of Hyksos.
Rapid Response Team Memorandum Top Secret/Do Not Photocopy To: Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (SDIO) From: U.S. Space Defense Operations Center, Colorado Situation Report: Unmanned Soviet Kvant-3 space laboratory destroyed by defective U.S. Orbital Weapons Platform. Communications inoperative. Soviet retaliation imminent unless immediate action taken. Target: U.S. Low-power Atmospheric Compensation Experiment (LACE)—the most powerful weapon in orbit. Equipped with SECRET hydrogen-fluoride, five megawatt chemical laser, LODE 4-meter firing mirror, and Teal Ruby AFP-888 aiming mechanism. Current Status: 38 degree circular orbit at 130 nautical miles FULLY ARMED AND OUT OF CONTROL. Operation: U.S. astronauts Colonel William Parker and Lt. Commander Jacob Enright to fly Space Shuttle Endeavor in mission to deactivate LACE. Risk Factor: HIGH Special Orders: In event of mission failure, U.S. shuttle crew to be terminated with EXTREME PREJUDICE. Brief: Presidential briefing NOT RECOMMENDED.
Elaborates the relationship between the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) and the cultural critic Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) through close readings of their respective texts as an example of the precariousness of cultural transmission in the present.
'Place like this – you know this – place like this gets in your blood. Once it's in your blood, you can't get it out.' One night under Cardiff skies, four lost souls go looking for answers. After dark, when the world is quiet, their paths weave and collide as they all go in search of salvation. When dawn breaks, life will go on but there will be another night to contend with soon enough. As the sun rises over the Taff, can anyone break free from the past?
On 27 October 1949, a Lockheed Constellation passenger plane left Paris for New York. Hours later, it disappeared on approach to its scheduled stopover in the Azores. It was found on a mountainside five miles from its intended landing zone. There were no survivors. Among those lost in the accident were heavyweight boxer Marcel Cerdan flying to New York for a world title fight; 30-year-old virtuoso violinist Ginette Neveu; Kay Kamen, Walt Disney's merchandising tsar; five Basque shepherds emigrating to America; a pilot who ran missions for the Free French during the war. Constellation tells the untold true stories of the forty-eight men and women who died on board, and paints a moving portrait of their place in the changing post-war world and of their hopes and dreams for the life awaiting them across the Atlantic. Adrien Bosc's magnetic debut novel is a memorial to an air disaster that happened half a century ago. But it is also a love song to the forgotten lives that every tragedy scatters around it like so much debris, and a poignant investigation into the nature of collective tragedy.