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John McCain

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From the Naval Academy to the POW camps of Vietnam to Capitol Hill and possibly to the White House -- one of America's most remarkable men In 1998, at the dedication of the National Prisoner of War Museum in Andersonville, Georgia, former Attorney General Griffin Bell, a Democrat, introduced Senator John McCain, the featured speaker and a Republican, with these words: "We often hear people now say, where are our heroes, where have all our heroes gone? Well, Senator McCain is an authentic, living American hero." So begins Robert Timberg's gripping and penetrating biography of Senator John McCain, the man who may someday be President of the United States. In John McCain: An American Odyssey, Timberg provides a riveting account of McCain's remarkable life -- from his rambunctious childhood and his madcap escapades as a U.S. Naval Academy midshipman to his grim experiences as a combat pilot and POW in Vietnam, where he was held prisoner by the North Vietnamese for five and a half years. Most importantly, the author illuminates Senator McCain's postwar evolution into one of our country's most distinguished political leaders and a formidable presidential candidate. Inspired by the success of The Nightingale's Song (selected by The New York Times as a "Notable Book of the Year" in 1995 and by Time as one of that year's five best nonfiction books), John McCain: An American Odyssey probes more deeply into the life of this hugely colorful, straight-talking American original. It is a rich and captivating portrait of one of America's most fascinating and provocative public figures -- a man who has captured the imagination of millions of Americans and who will continue to be a most prominent figure on the American political landscape.

Song of the Nightingale

Song of the Nightingale Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Helen Berhane
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ISBN: 1850789207
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An inspirational and challenging true story of one woman's faith, so strong it could not be broken even in the face of imprisonment and torture. Song of the Nightingale is the true story of Helen Berhane, held captive for over two years in appalling conditions in her native Eritrea. Her crime? Sharing her faith in Jesus, and refusing, even though horrendously tortured, to deny him. A sobering, painful, heart-rending account of true faith in the face of evil, this book makes for uncomfortable and yet inspirational reading. Helen says, 'I want to give a message to those of you who are Christians and live in the free world: You must not take your freedom for granted. If I could sing in prison, imagine what you can do for God's glory with your freedom.' A real challenge for the church in the West.

The Nightingale

The Nightingale Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sam Lee
Editor: Random House
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'Wondering and wonderful. The nature book of the year.' JOHN LEWIS-STEMPEL 'This lovely book is almost as thrilling as the bird's immortal song - balm for a troubled soul and a glimpse of paradise.' JOANNA LUMLEY ______________________________ Come to the forest, sit by the fireside and listen to intoxicating song, as Sam Lee tells the story of the nightingale. Every year, as darkness falls upon woodlands, the nightingale heralds the arrival of Spring. Throughout history, its sweet song has inspired musicians, writers and artists around the world, from Germany, France and Italy to Greece, Ukraine and Korea. Here, passionate conservationist, renowned musician and folk expert Sam Lee tells the story of the nightingale. This book reveals in beautiful detail the bird's song, habitat, characteristics and migration patterns, as well as the environmental issues that threaten its livelihood. From Greek mythology to John Keats, to Persian poetry and 'A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square', Lee delves into the various ways we have celebrated the nightingale through traditions, folklore, music, literature, from ancient history to the present day. The Nightingale is a unique and lyrical portrait of a famed yet elusive songbird. ______________________________ 'Sam Lee has brought the poetic magic that has long enchanted so many of his musical fans into the written word. Allow yourself to glimpse the world Sam sees, to be part of his love affair with the nightingale, and you will no doubt be delighted.' LILY COLE 'A wonderful book.' STEPHEN MOSS 'A magical marriage of the lyrical and practical: a book that makes us want to seek out the nightingale and then reveals how we can.' TRISTAN GOOLEY

The Nightingale's Song

The Nightingale's Song Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrea Torrey Balsara
Editor: FriesenPress
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The Nightingale's Song by Andrea Torrey Balsara Summary

"Last night I had a dream That my skin was brown, like mahogany. My outside had changed, but my inside was ME, And a nightingale sang from the nearby tree..." Throughout one magical night, a child dreams of a world in which diversity is celebrated, and the beauty of every child cherished. "Brothers and sisters we shall be, Stars of one sky, leaves of one tree..."

The Hunt for the Nightingale

The Hunt for the Nightingale Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sarah Ann Juckes
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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The Hunt for the Nightingale by Sarah Ann Juckes Summary

Discover the healing power of nature in one boy's heartbreaking and hopeful journey back from the wilderness. Bird fact no. 30: a nightingale song is one of the most beautiful sounds on the planet. Ten-year-old Jasper has been waiting all spring for his beloved nightingale to return to his garden and sing. But it's not there, and neither is his sister, Rosie. His parents seem sad and preoccupied, so gathering his courage, his backpack and his treasured Book of Birds, Jasper sets out alone on a walk to find them both. The expedition takes Jasper through town and country, meeting a host of characters who are also searching for lost things. Helping his new friends, Jasper begins to see that he may not find what he is looking for when he reaches the journey's end, but even in the darkest of moments, a nightingale's song can be heard somewhere. A love letter to the natural world, Sarah Ann Juckes' stunning middle grade novel, illustrated by the award-winning Sharon King-Chai will have you turning the last page with tears in your eyes and a heart full of hope. For fans of Pax, Wonder and Wild Child.

Nightingales in Berlin

Nightingales in Berlin Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Rothenberg
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022646721X
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Nightingales in Berlin by David Rothenberg Summary

A celebrated figure in myth, song, and story, the nightingale has captivated the imagination for millennia, its complex song evoking a prism of human emotions,—from melancholy to joy, from the fear of death to the immortality of art. But have you ever listened closely to a nightingale’s song? It’s a strange and unsettling sort of composition—an eclectic assortment of chirps, whirs, trills, clicks, whistles, twitters, and gurgles. At times it is mellifluous, at others downright guttural. It is a rhythmic assault, always eluding capture. What happens if you decide to join in? As philosopher and musician David Rothenberg shows in this searching and personal new book, the nightingale’s song is so peculiar in part because it reflects our own cacophony back at us. As vocal learners, nightingales acquire their music through the world around them, singing amidst the sounds of humanity in all its contradictions of noise and beauty, hard machinery and soft melody. Rather than try to capture a sound not made for us to understand, Rothenberg seeks these musical creatures out, clarinet in tow, and makes a new sound with them. He takes us to the urban landscape of Berlin—longtime home to nightingale colonies where the birds sing ever louder in order to be heard—and invites us to listen in on their remarkable collaboration as birds and instruments riff off of each other’s sounds. Through dialogue, travel records, sonograms, tours of Berlin’s city parks, and musings on the place animal music occupies in our collective imagination, Rothenberg takes us on a quest for a new sonic alchemy, a music impossible for any one species to make alone. In the tradition of The Hidden Life of Trees and The Invention of Nature, Rothenberg has written a provocative and accessible book to attune us ever closer to the natural environment around us.

Song of the Nightingale

Song of the Nightingale Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alys Clare
Editor: Severn House Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 1780103034
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Song of the Nightingale by Alys Clare Summary

In the latest Hawkenlye mystery, desperate men commit terrible crimes, but vengeance is on its way . . . Winter, 1211.Former abbess Helewise moves back to her cell near Hawkenlye Abbey to help the needy, putting a strain on her relationship with Sir Josse D'Acquin, who is called to examine the bodies of three men, one of whom bears a complicated symbol carved into his chest: a symbol that signifies vengeance. Meanwhile, far from home, Sir Josse's son Ninian has become involved in the cause of the doomed Cathar people; soon to be swept up in a fight that they cannot hope to win

Songs of Love and War

Songs of Love and War Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dominic Couzens
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Songs of Love and War by Dominic Couzens Summary

The dawn chorus: a single voice cutting through the darkness heralds a breaking wave of sound at the very beginning of the day. It is an iconic natural phenomenon with many familiar performers, yet it is a mysterious event for which there is no complete explanation. A mass of starlings gathers at the end of the midwinter day. As the sun sets, wave upon wave of bodies rolls in and embarks upon another of nature's great attempts to show off. The murmuration is another much-admired spectacle, but again its purpose is obscure and defies our understanding. From dawn until dusk, birds do things that are surprising and mystifying. Songs of Love and War delves into bird behaviour and uncovers its purpose and meaning. More than just an inside look at bird behaviour, this book also represents a personal journey of discovery. What starts as a desire to learn more about the birds encountered on a regular father-and-son walk through the woods leads to a realisation that a bird's life is very far from the idyllic scene that can often be glimpsed by the casual birdwatcher. Actually a bird's life is often unusual and surprising, but above all it is brief and much darker than you might think.

The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde

The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jarlath Killeen
Editor: Routledge
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The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde by Jarlath Killeen Summary

Oscar Wilde's two collections of children's literature, The Happy Prince and Other Stories (1888) and A House of Pomegranates (1891), have often been marginalised in critical accounts as their apparently conservative didacticism appears at odds with the characterisation of Wilde as an amoral aesthete. In this, the first full-length study of Wilde's fairy tales for children, Jarlath Killeen argues that Wilde's stories are neither uniformly conservative nor subversive, but a blend of both. Killeen contends that while they should be read in relation to a literary tradition of fairy tales that emerged in nineteenth century Europe; Irish issues heavily influenced the work. These issues were powerfully shaped by the 'folk Catholicism' Wilde encountered in the west of Ireland. By resituating the fairy tales in a complex nexus of theological, political, social, and national concerns, Killeen restores the tales to their proper place in the Wilde canon.

Poetics of Luxury in the Nineteenth Century

Poetics of Luxury in the Nineteenth Century Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Betsy Winakur Tontiplaphol
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Poetics of Luxury in the Nineteenth Century by Betsy Winakur Tontiplaphol Summary

Beginning with John Keats and tracing a line of influence through Alfred Lord Tennyson and Gerard Manley Hopkins, Betsy Tontiplaphol draws on established narratives of the nineteenth century's social and literary developments to describe the relationship between poetics and luxury in an age when imperial trade and domestic consumerism reached a fevered pitch. The "luscious poem," as Tontiplaphol defines it, is a subset of the luxurious, a category that suggests richness in combination with enclosure and intimacy. For Keats, Tontiplaphol suggests, the psychological virtues of luscious experience generated a new poetics, one that combined his Romantic predecessors' sense of the ameliorative power of poetry with his own revaluation of space, both physical and prosodic. Her approach blends cultural context with close attention to the formal and affective qualities of poetry as she describes the efforts of Keats and his equally”though differently”anxious Victorian inheritors to develop textual spaces as luscious as the ones their language describes. For all three poets, that effort entailed rediscovering and reinterpreting the list, or catalogue, and each chapter's textual and formal analyses are offered in counterpoint to careful examination of the century's luscious materialities. Her book is at once a study of influence, a socio-historical critique, and a form-focused assessment of three century-defining voices.

The Natural History of Cage Birds

The Natural History of Cage Birds Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Johann Matthäus Bechstein
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"The Natural History of Cage Birds" by Johann Matthäus Bechstein. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Curiosities of Natural History, In

Curiosities of Natural History, In Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Francis T. Buckland
Editor: Cosimo, Inc.
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A pioneer in the strange art and ambiguous science of zo phagy-that is, of studying animals by eating them-British natural historian FRANCIS TREVELYAN BUCKLAND (1826-1880) was a wildly popular speaker and writer of the Victorian era. In his classic four-volume Curiosities of Natural History, published between 1857 and 1872, he shared his love of creatures exotic and mysterious with readers who devoured his charming and erudite essays much in the same way he devoured his animal subjects. "If there is one person that I would have expected to have captured a sea serpent in the 19th century for the sole purpose of eating it, it would be Frank Buckland," writes cryptozoologist Loren Coleman in his new introduction to Buckland's series. One of the founding grandfathers of cryptozoology, the discipline that investigates animal mysteries, Buckland was not "a wild-eyed 'true believer' in anything strange," insists Coleman, but brought, instead, "a skeptical, open-minded approach" to his work. Indeed, here, in the "third series" of Curiosities of Natural History, Buckland's erudition is clear in his animated discussions of, among many other things, a monster lobster, a zoological auction, traps for wild monkeys, the sensation of camel-riding, and determining the temperature of a porpoise's breath. This new edition, a replica of the 1888 "Popular Edition," is part of Cosimo's Loren Coleman Presents series. LOREN COLEMAN is author of numerous books of cryptozoology, including Bigfoot!: The True Story of Apes in America and Mothman and Other Curious Encounters.

Wallace Stevens and the Realities of Poetic Language

Wallace Stevens and the Realities of Poetic Language Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stefan Holander
Editor: Routledge
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Wallace Stevens and the Realities of Poetic Language by Stefan Holander Summary

This study examines Wallace Stevens' ideas and practice of poetic language with a focus on the 1930s, an era in which Stevens persistently thematized a keenly felt pressure for the possible social involvement and political utility of poetic language. The argument suggests how mutually implicated elements of his poetry such as diction, prosody and metaphor are relied on to signify or enact aesthetic closure; both in the negative terms of expressive impotence and unethical isolation and the positive ones of imaginative and linguistic change. In this respect, the study deals closely with the epistemologically and ethically fraught issue of the ambiguous and volatile role of non-semantic elements and linguistic difficulty in Stevens' language. Assuming that these facets are not exclusive to this period but receive a very clear, and therefore instructive, formulation in it, the discussion outlines some of Stevens' most central tropes for poetic creativity at this stage of his career, suggesting ways in which they came to form part of his later discourse on poetic functionality, when polemical concepts for the imagination, such as "evasion" and "escapism," became central. Stevens' prosody is discussed from within an eclectic analytical framework in which cumulative rhythmics is complemented by traditional metrics as a way of doing justice to his rich, varied and cognitively volatile use of verse language. The expressive potency of prosodic patterning is understood both as an effect of its resistance to semantic interpretation and by assuming a formal drive to interpret them in relation to the semantic and metaphoric staging of individual poems. A poem, in turn, is understood both as a strategic, stylistically deviant response to the challenges of a particular historical moment, and as an attempt to communicate through creating a sense of linguistic resistance and otherness.

Prophetic Mysticism of John of the Cross (Collected Works)

Prophetic Mysticism of John of the Cross (Collected Works) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John ofthe Cross
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Prophetic Mysticism of John of the Cross (Collected Works) by John ofthe Cross Summary

This is the 16-century collection of spiritual, mystical works regarding the search for unity with the divine. The author wrote part of the works during his imprisonment. In those times, the author experienced bad health and spiritual condition, which inspired him for an inner spiritual search. The result of this search was the poem The Dark Night of the Soul, telling about the soul's journey to unity with God, which goes through three stages: purgation, illumination, and unity. Ascent of Mount Carmel is a treatise to the poem mentioned above, which gives practical advice on the ascetic life. Finally, the Spiritual Canticle is a metaphoric poem about the soul searching the unity with Christ, presented as a story of a wife seeking her beloved husband.

Birds in the Calendar

Birds in the Calendar Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Frederick G. Aflalo
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"Birds in the Calendar" by Frederick G. Aflalo. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Broadview Anthology of British Literature Volume 5: The Victorian Era - Second Edition

The Broadview Anthology of British Literature Volume 5: The Victorian Era - Second Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joseph Black,Leonard Conolly,Kate Flint,Isobel Grundy,Don LePan,Roy Liuzza,Jerome McGann,Anne Lake Prescott,Barry Qualls,Claire Waters
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The Broadview Anthology of British Literature Volume 5: The Victorian Era - Second Edition by Joseph Black,Leonard Conolly,Kate Flint,Isobel Grundy,Don LePan,Roy Liuzza,Jerome McGann,Anne Lake Prescott,Barry Qualls,Claire Waters Summary

In all six of its volumes The Broadview Anthology of British Literature presents British literature in a truly distinctive light. Fully grounded in sound literary and historical scholarship, the anthology takes a fresh approach to many canonical authors, and includes a wide selection of work by lesser-known writers. The anthology also provides wide-ranging coverage of the worldwide connections of British literature, and it pays attention throughout to issues of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. It includes comprehensive introductions to each period, providing in each case an overview of the historical and cultural as well as the literary background. It features accessible and engaging headnotes for all authors, extensive explanatory annotations, and an unparalleled number of illustrations and contextual materials. Innovative, authoritative and comprehensive, The Broadview Anthology of British Literature has established itself as a leader in the field. The full anthology comprises six bound volumes, together with an extensive website component; the latter has been edited, annotated, and designed according to the same high standards as the bound book component of the anthology, and is accessible by using the passcode obtained with the purchase of one or more of the bound volumes. For the second edition of this volume a number of changes have been made. Elizabeth Gaskell’s “Our Society at Cranford” has been added, as has Anthony Trollope’s “A Turkish Bath.” Charles Dickens is now represented with a number of short selections. The selection of poems by D.G. Rossetti has been expanded considerably (the entire 1870 House of Life sequence is included), as has that by Michael Field. A selection of poems by two key figures who also appear in the anthology’s twentieth century volume (Thomas Hardy and W.B. Yeats) is also now included. Several of the Contexts sections in the volume have been expanded—notably “The Place of Women in Society,” which now includes material concerning the Contagious Diseases Acts) and “Britain, Empire, and a Wider World,” which now includes a section on the Great Exhibition of 1851. The volume will also include additional visual material—including four more pages of full color illustrations. Inevitably, some selections have been dropped from the bound book; these will all remain available, however, on the anthology’s website component. The most significant change in that direction is Dickens’s A Christmas Carol. As well as remaining available on the website, that work—like Hard Times, Great Expectations, and approximately 100 other titles from the Victorian period, is available as a stand-alone volume in the Broadview Editions series, and may be added (at little or no additional cost to the student) in a shrink-wrapped combination package.


Amplifications Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Carter
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501344501
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Written by one of the most prominent thinkers in sound studies, Amplifications presents a perspective on sound narrated through the experiences of a sound artist and writer. A work of reflective philosophy, Amplifications sits at the intersection of history, creative practice, and sound studies, recounting this narrative through a series of themes (rattles, echoes, recordings, etc.). Carter offers a unique perspective on migratory poetics, bringing together his own compositions and life's works while using his personal narrative to frame larger theoretical questions about sound and migration.

Orchestral Music

Orchestral Music Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Daniels
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 146166425X
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Orchestral Music by David Daniels Summary

Familiar to conductors, orchestra managers, and music librarians, this classic sourcebook of information necessary to plan orchestral programs and organize rehearsals has been greatly expanded and revised. The fourth edition features nearly 6400 compositions that cover the standard repertoire for American orchestras (a 42% increase over the third edition), clearer entries, and a more useful system of appendixes. Included for the first time are entries from the American Symphony Orchestra League's OLIS repertoire database.

Animal Poetry. Comparison between John Keats’s "Ode to a Nightingale" and John Burnside’s "The Nightingale"

Animal Poetry. Comparison between John Keats’s Author: Judith Leitermann
Editor: GRIN Verlag
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Animal Poetry. Comparison between John Keats’s "Ode to a Nightingale" and John Burnside’s "The Nightingale" by Judith Leitermann Summary

Seminar paper from the year 2013 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,5, University of Frankfurt (Main) (Institut für England- und Amerikastudien), course: Proseminar ”Animal Poetry“, language: English, abstract: In my paper, the poems ”Ode to a Nightingale” by John Keats and ”The Nightingale” by John Burnside will be analysed and compared. Furthermore, I want to analyse the different roles of the nightingales in both poems. For hundreds of years poets have often used the nightingale as a symbol because they felt inspired by its entrancing song, although it is not a very beautiful bird. The bird is a symbol of the night because it mostly sings at night. It also symbolises secret love, e.g. in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet “It was the nightingale, and not the lark.” (Act 3, scene 5).

The Birds of London

The Birds of London Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrew Self
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The parks, reservoirs, rooftops and gardens of London ? here defined as the area within 20 miles of St Paul's Cathedral ? have a surprisingly rich avifauna, including a healthy population of one of Britain's rarest breeders, the Black Redstart. The region also has a remarkable list of rarities ? in recent years Canary Wharf has proven to be a magnet for vagrants, while one of the very few British records of Tengmalm's Owl hails from Plaistow ? an unfortunate bird stoned to death by local urchins in 1877. Some species, like the Peregrine Falcon, Black-headed Gull and Ring-necked Parakeet, have seen their fortunes soar over recent decades; others, such as House Sparrow, have suffered a population collapse. While as recently as a century ago, the London area had breeding populations of birds such as Wryneck and Red-backed Shrike, which are now nationally extinct. The status, distribution and history of every species on the regional list is discussed in rich detail in this ebook, the first comprehensive avifauna for the London area ever published. The County Avifauna series provides detailed information on the range and status of bird species at county level.

The Nightingale

The Nightingale Pdf/ePub eBook Author: H. C. Andersen
Editor: Katrin Agency
ISBN: 8771073124
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The Nightingale by H. C. Andersen Summary

The Emperor of China loves to listen to the nightingale's song. One day he receives a mechanical bird that can sing. He forgets about the nightingale. But what happens when the mechanical bird wears out and breaks? The famous and much-loved Danish author Hans Christian Andersen celebrated his 200 anniversary the year 2005. On this occasion we have published five of his best tales retold for children aged 3-9 years and with new illustrations: Tinderbox, The Little Match Girl, The Nightingale, The Emperor's New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling. Hans Christian Andersen wrote The Nightingale in 1844.

The Palgrave Literary Dictionary of Shelley

The Palgrave Literary Dictionary of Shelley Pdf/ePub eBook Author: M. Garrett
Editor: Springer
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The Palgrave Literary Dictionary of Shelley by M. Garrett Summary

This comprehensive guide to the poems, prose, biography, ideas and contexts of Percy Bysshe Shelley features entries on all the major poems and prose works (including inspiration, composition and publication), Shelley's politics, relationships and travels, his representation in novels, drama, film and portraits, and his critical reception.

The Spiritual Canticle

The Spiritual Canticle Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John ofthe Cross
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The Spiritual Canticle by John ofthe Cross Summary

This poem by the Spanish writer John of the Cross was created during his imprisonment in Carmelite Monastery of Toledo. During this time, he suffered the lack of writing and created and held the most significant part of the poem in his mind. He later wrote down the poem at the request of his friend, who gave it in publishing. The poem is an allegorical story of the soul's travel to find God. The poem represents a human's soul as a wife and Christ as a husband. It represents the wife's suffering and her desire to find the beloved one until they finally unite in the solitude of the divine garden.

Essays on James Clarence Mangan

Essays on James Clarence Mangan Pdf/ePub eBook Author: S. Sturgeon
Editor: Springer
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Essays on James Clarence Mangan by S. Sturgeon Summary

This is the first collection of essays to focus on the extraordinary literary achievement of James Clarence Mangan (1803-1849), increasingly recognized as one of the most important Irish writers of the nineteenth century. It features contributions by acclaimed contemporary writers including Paul Muldoon and Ciaran Carson.

The Extended Phenotype

The Extended Phenotype Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard Dawkins
Editor: Oxford University Press
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In The Selfish Gene, Richard Dawkins crystallized the gene's eye view of evolution developed by W.D. Hamilton and others. The book provoked widespread and heated debate. Written in part as a response, The Extended Phenotype gave a deeper clarification of the central concept of the gene as the unit of selection; but it did much more besides. In it, Dawkins extended the gene's eye view to argue that the genes that sit within an organism have an influence that reaches out beyond the visible traits in that body - the phenotype - to the wider environment, which can include other individuals. So, for instance, the genes of the beaver drive it to gather twigs to produce the substantial physical structure of a dam; and the genes of the cuckoo chick produce effects that manipulate the behaviour of the host bird, making it nurture the intruder as one of its own. This notion of the extended phenotype has proved to be highly influential in the way we understand evolution and the natural world. It represents a key scientific contribution to evolutionary biology, and it continues to play an important role in research in the life sciences. The Extended Phenotype is a conceptually deep book that forms important reading for biologists and students. But Dawkins' clear exposition is accessible to all who are prepared to put in a little effort. Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.

The Secret of Nightingale Wood

The Secret of Nightingale Wood Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lucy Strange
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 1338157493
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The Secret of Nightingale Wood by Lucy Strange Summary

1919. Mama is ill. Father has taken a job abroad. Nanny Jane is too busy to pay any attention to Henrietta and the things she sees--or thinks she sees--in the shadows of their new home, Hope House. All alone, with only stories for company, Henry discovers that Hope House is full of strange secrets: a forgotten attic, ghostly figures, mysterious firelight that flickers in the trees beyond the garden. One night she ventures into the darkness of Nightingale Wood. What she finds there will change her whole world...

Birdwatching with Your Eyes Closed

Birdwatching with Your Eyes Closed Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Simon Barnes
Editor: Short Books
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Birdwatching with Your Eyes Closed by Simon Barnes Summary

An introduction to birdsong, with enhanced features - audio samples etc.

Origins of Language

Origins of Language Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James R. Hurford
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191005177
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Origins of Language: A Slim Guide offers a concise and accessible overview of what is known about the evolution of the human capacity for language. Non-human animals communicate in simple ways: they may be able to form simple concepts, to feel some limited empathy for others, to cooperate to some extent, and to engage in mind-reading. Human language, however, is characterized by its ability to efficiently express a wide range of subtle and complex meanings. After the first simple beginnings, human language underwent an explosion of complexity, leading to the very complicated systems of grammar and pronunciation found in modern languages. Jim Hurford looks at the very varied aspects of this evolution, covering human prehistory; the relation between instinct and learning; biology and culture; trust, altruism, and cooperation; animal thought; human and non-human vocal anatomy; the meanings and forms of the first words; and the growth of complex systems of grammar and pronunciation. Written by an internationally recognized expert in the field, it draws on a number of disciplines besides linguistics, including philosophy, neuroscience, genetics, and animal behaviour, and will appeal to a wide range of readers interested in language origins and evolution.

Country and Landscape in S.T. Coleridge's Poem “The Nightingale”

Country and Landscape in S.T. Coleridge's Poem “The Nightingale” Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nicole Eismann
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Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2.3, University of Bonn (Institut für Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Keltologie), course: Country and City in 19th Century Literature, language: English, abstract: In this paper, Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem “The Nightingale” will be discussed in terms of its not so common structure and its textual aspects, with a special focus on the depiction of landscape and the role of the nightingale as the poem's leitmotiv. The latter part also includes a detailed discussion of all humans that are directly or indirectly involved, and their different relationship with nature. In the end it will be demonstrated, in how far a specific language use supports the writer's intention and the image of nature and countryside which is offered throughout the poem. After its first publication in Coleridge's and Wordsworth's mutual work Lyrical Ballads in 1798, “The Nightingale: A Conversation Poem” has been a highly polarising poem among critics. While many reviewers criticise first of all the structure of the poem, George Watson called it “one of the most considerable of Coleridge's poems”. It belongs to the group of conversation poems, which has not been given its name by the author but later, in the 20th century, by critics, who grouped eight of Coleridge's poems together and used the subtitle of “The Nightingale” as an overall description of the group. Conversation poems are built up like conversations between the speaker and one or more explicitly named addressees inside the poem. In most of the poems, Coleridge's wife Sara Fricker or/and their son Hartley are addressed directly. “The Nightingale” marks the only exception since the conversation in this poem happens between Coleridge and his friends, William and Dorothy Wordsworth. All conversation poems share the common topics of men's relationship with nature, explicit experiences with nature itself and God's appearance in nature. Furthermore, they are written in blank verse and share a tripartite structure – either in form of a 3-time-structure or as a semantic division, also a combination of both is possible, e.g. in “Frost at Midnight”.

A Commonplace Book of Thoughts

A Commonplace Book of Thoughts Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mrs. Jameson (Anna)
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ODE TO A NIGHTINGALE Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Keats
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This eBook edition of "Ode to a Nightingale" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. "Ode to a Nightingale" is either the garden of the Spaniards Inn, Hampstead, London, or, according to Keats' friend Charles Armitage Brown, under a plum tree in the garden of Keats House, also in Hampstead. According to Brown, a nightingale had built its nest near his home in the spring of 1819. Inspired by the bird's song, Keats composed the poem in one day. It soon became one of his 1819 odes and was first published in Annals of the Fine Arts the following July. "Ode to a Nightingale" is a personal poem that describes Keats's journey into the state of Negative Capability. The tone of the poem rejects the optimistic pursuit of pleasure found within Keats's earlier poems and explores the themes of nature, transience and mortality, the latter being particularly personal to Keats. The nightingale described within the poem experiences a type of death but does not actually die. Instead, the songbird is capable of living through its song, which is a fate that humans cannot expect. John Keats (1795-1821) was an English Romantic poet. The poetry of Keats is characterized by sensual imagery, most notably in the series of odes. Today his poems and letters are some of the most popular and most analyzed in English literature.

The Unfettered Mind

The Unfettered Mind Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Takuan Soho
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This classic samurai-era text fused Japanese swordsmanship with Zen and influenced the direction that the art has taken ever since. Written by the seventeenth-century Zen master Takuan Soho (1573–1645), The Unfettered Mind is a book of advice on swordsmanship and the cultivation of right mind and intention. It was written as a guide for the samurai Yagyu Munenori, who was a great swordsman and rival to the legendary Miyamoto Musashi. Takuan was a giant in the history of Zen; he was also a gardener, calligrapher, poet, author, adviser to samurai and shoguns, and a pivotal figure in Zen painting. He was known for his brilliance and acerbic wit. In these succinct and pointed essays, Takuan is concerned primarily with understanding and refining the mind—both generally and when faced with conflict. The Unfettered Mind was a major influence on the classic manifestos on swordsmanship that came after it, including Miyamoto Musashi's Book of Five Rings and Yagyu Munenori's Life-Giving Sword.

Boosey & Hawkes Opera Anthology - Soprano

Boosey & Hawkes Opera Anthology - Soprano Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hal Leonard Corp.
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(Boosey & Hawkes Voice). This landmark publication collects arias and role excerpts from operas by John Adams, Benjamin Britten, Carlisle Floyd, Richard Strauss, and many other composers published by Boosey & Hawkes. Includes extensive plot notes and translations. The soprano volume also includes ten arias for coloratura. CONTENTS FOR SOPRANO: John Adams: DOCTOR ATOMIC: Am I in your light? * NIXON IN CHINA: I don't daydream * Dominick Argento: THE BOOR: The Widow's Aria * CASANOVA'S HOMECOMING: Though absent from these ears and eyes * THE VOYAGE OF EDGAR ALLAN POE: Virginia's Aria * Leonard Bernstein: A QUIET PLACE: Dede's Aria * Benjamin Britten: ALBERT HERRING: I'm full of happiness * Miss Wordsworth's Aria * GLORIANA: The Dressing-Table Song * The Queen's Dilemma * A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM: Injurious Hermia * PETER GRIMES: Let her among you without fault * Embroidery Aria * THE TURN OF THE SCREW: How beautiful it is * Lost in my labryrinth * Aaron Copland: THE TENDER LAND: Laurie's Song * Carlisle Floyd: COLD SASSY TREE: Rented rooms * OF MICE AND MEN: Curly's Wife's Aria * SUSANNAH: Ain't it a pretty night * The trees on the mountains * WUTHERING HEIGHTS: I've dreamt in my life * John Gay, realized by Benjamin Britten: THE BEGGAR'S OPERA: I'm like a skiff on the ocean tossed * When young at the bar...Ungrateful Macheath! * Henry Purcell, realized and edited by Benjamin Britten and Imogen Holst: DIDO AND AENEAS: Oft she visits this lov'd mountain * Thanks to these lonesome vales * Sergei Rachmaninoff: FRANCESCA DA RIMINI: Francesca's Aria * Ned Rorem: OUR TOWN: Emily's Aria * Richard Strauss: ARABELLA: Das war sehr gut, Mandryka * ARIADNE AUF NAXOS: Es gibt ein Reich * CAPRICCIO: Kein Andres, das mir so im Herzen loht (Letzte Szene/Final Scene) * DER ROSENKAVALIER: Da geht er hin (Monolog der Marschallin/Marschallin's Monologue) * Igor Stravinsky: THE RAKE'S PROGRESS: No word from Tom...I go to him CONTENTS FOR COLORATURA SOPRANO: John Adams: NIXON IN CHINA: I am the wife of Mao Tsetung * Dominick Argento: MISS HAVISHAM'S FIRE: I see in you a looking glass * POSTCARD FROM MOROCCO: Lady with a Hand Mirror Aria * Jack Beeson: CAPTAIN JINKS OF THE HORSE MARINES: Aurelia's Aria * Leonard Bernstein: CANDIDE: Glitter and Be Gay * Benjamin Britten: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM: Come, now a roundel * Be kind and courteous * Richard Strauss: ARABELLA: Die Wiener Herrn verstehn sich * ARIADNE AUF NAXOS: Grossmatige Prinzessin * Igor Stravinsky: LE ROSSIGNOL: Chanson du Rossignol

The Virgin of the Seven Daggers

The Virgin of the Seven Daggers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Vernon Lee
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He lusts and kills in equal measure. The brutal Don Juan – an unrepentant sinner – makes a pact with the Virgin of the Seven Daggers. He promises to forever proclaim her supreme beauty and asks that in return she save him from damnation. Emboldened by the deal and driven by insatiable greed, he embarks on a necromantic journey to an enchanted palace beneath the Alhambra. In an orgy of beasts, demons and slumbering infantas Don Juan is called upon to uphold his side of the bargain and in doing so lose everything his lustful heart desires.

Longman Anthology of Old English, Old Icelandic, and Anglo-Norman Literatures

Longman Anthology of Old English, Old Icelandic, and Anglo-Norman Literatures Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard North,Joe Allard,Patricia Gillies
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Longman Anthology of Old English, Old Icelandic, and Anglo-Norman Literatures by Richard North,Joe Allard,Patricia Gillies Summary

The Longman Anthology of Old English, Old Icelandic and Anglo-Norman Literatures provides a scholarly and accessible introduction to the literature which was the inspiration for many of the heroes of modern popular culture, from The Lord of the Rings to The Chronicles of Narnia, and which set the foundations of the English language and its literature as we know it today. Edited, translated and annotated by the editors of Beowulf and Other Stories, the anthology introduces readers to the rich and varied literature of Britain, Scandinavia and France of the period in and around the Viking Age. Ranging from the Old English epic Beowulf through to the Anglo-Norman texts which heralded the transition Middle English, thematically organised chapters present elegies, eulogies, laments and followed by material on the Viking Wars in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Vikings gods and Icelandic sagas, and a final chapter on early chivalry introduces the new themes and forms which led to Middle English literature, including Arthurian Romances and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Laying out in parallel text format selections from the most important Old English, Old Icelandic and Anglo-Norman works, this anthology presents translated and annotated texts with useful bibliographic references, prefaced by a headnote providing useful background and explanation.

Lydgate's Minor Poems

Lydgate's Minor Poems Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Otto Glauning
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First published in 1900, this volume includes the two versions of Lydgate’s Middle-English Nightingale poems along with glosses. A detailed scholarly introduction is provided by Otto Glauning, PhD, including analysis of the manuscripts, metre, linguistic significance and the manuscripts’ sources.

Coleridge and the Daemonic Imagination

Coleridge and the Daemonic Imagination Pdf/ePub eBook Author: G. Leadbetter
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Through politics, religion and his relationship with Wordsworth, the book builds to a new interpretation of the poems where Coleridge's daemonic imagination produces its myths: The Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan and Christabel . Re-reading the origins of Romanticism, Leadbetter reveals a Coleridge at once more familiar and more strange.

Greek Literature in the Roman Period and in Late Antiquity

Greek Literature in the Roman Period and in Late Antiquity Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gregory Nagy
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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A Nightingale Sang

A Nightingale Sang Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Barbara Cartland
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Dejected and jobless like so many other Servicemen after the end of the Great War of 1914-18, Tybalt Hampton escapes a ball in Berkeley Square and meets a delightful young girl who has also sought refuge in the little Temple in the nearby gardens because no one has asked her to dance.It is too dark to make out her face, but in an enchanted moment they kiss in the moonlight and a nightingale sings in the trees above as if just for them.Two years later the beautiful Aleta Wayte, the recipient of that anonymous kiss, and her brother, Sir Harry Wayte, are forced to let their beloved ancestral mansion to a millionaire American called Cornelius Wardolf, disguising themselves as servants in their own home and at their tenant’s beck and call.Of noble birth but penniless, Aleta still dreams of that handsome stranger. So, when Fate in the form of a road accident brings him injured to her door, her hopes are raised and then instantly dashed. In her guise as a lowly servant how can she reveal herself as Tybalt Hampton is now the fifth Duke of Stadhampton and anyway, because of his impoverished estates, he has been earmarked by Cornelius Wardolf to marry his attractive daughter, Lucy-May?Is it possible that Fate could be so cruel as to bring love so close only to snatch it away?

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