Walking with the Muses

Walking with the Muses
Author: Pat Cleveland,Lorraine Glennon
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781501108235
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Release: 2017-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An "account of the international adventures of fashion model Pat Cleveland--one of the first black supermodels during the wild sixties and seventies"--Amazon.com.

Walking in the Scottish Borders

Walking in the Scottish Borders
Author: Ronald Turnbull
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781783628360
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Release: 2020-10-01
Editor: Cicerone Press Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This guidebook provides 45 day walks in the Scottish Borders. Separated into six sections, these walks are divided between the north and south Cheviots, Tweed, Ettrick, Moffat and Manor hills and feature main centres including Wooler, Kelso, Melrose, Peebles and Moffat. The guide's seventh section outlines long distance routes, including a walk along the Border from Gretna to Berwick-on-Tweed. The Scottish Borders are rich in both history and geology. These walks explore many historical sites, from Iron Age forts on hillsides to bastles and towers dating from the Border Reivers era. The stunning and varied scenery is a result of complex geological processes; a visit to Dobb's Linn showcases preserved fossils, while the coastline at St Abbs Head features iconic folded rock formations which are home to a myriad of birds including guillemots. Each walk features 1:50,000 OS mapping, comprehensive route description and plenty of information about points of interest along the route. The walks are graded and can be easily customised with alternative start points, route variants and shortcuts. The guide's introduction offers plenty of practical information about how to get there and where to stay, while the appendices list useful contacts and tourist information centres.

The Muses of a Middle Aged Woman

The Muses of a Middle Aged Woman
Author: Jackie Cecil
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781312347588
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Release: 2014-07-11
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Written in journal form you will find transparent “muses” or thoughts on the authors past choices. In these retraced memories as the author seeks emotional healing for herself, her desire shifts to share that growth with others. Over and over her muses push the readers to face their wounds and to destroy the devils within themselves. From the 1st Muse to the 70th Muse one can feel the author’s growth from a wounded soul to coaching others over the finish line.

The Function of Humour in Roman Verse Satire

The Function of Humour in Roman Verse Satire
Author: Maria Plaza
Pages: 370
ISBN: 9780199281114
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Release: 2006-01-26
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Roman satire has always attracted a large audience through its aesthetic merit. As for content, it has traditionally been held that the aim of Horace, Persius, and Juvenal is to offer moral criticism. Maria Plaza argues that behind the moralizing facade the reader may find more sinister motives, such as fear, envy, and sexual sensationalism. In this study she uses an analysis of humour to investigate the complex essence of Roman satire.

Walking New Orleans

Walking New Orleans
Author: Barri Bronston
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780899977614
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Release: 2015-03-10
Editor: Wilderness Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From neighborhoods such as Lakeview and Mid-City to landmarks including the Saenger Theater and Mercedes Benz Superdome, from its restaurants and music clubs to its parks and museums, the Big Easy has regained the title of one of the world’s most fascinating cities. In Walking New Orleans, lifelong resident and writer Barri Bronston shares the love of her hometown through 30 self-guided tours that range from majestic St. Charles Avenue and funky Magazine Street to Bywater and Faubourg Marigny, two of the city’s “it” neighborhoods. Within each tour, she offers tips on where to eat, drink, dance, and play, for in addition to all the history, culture, and charm that New Orleans has to offer — and there’s plenty — Faubourg Marigny it provides tourists and locals alike with one heck of a good time.

The Walking Muse

The Walking Muse
Author: Kirk Freudenburg
Pages: 268
ISBN: UOM:39015029163352
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Release: 1993
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In laying the groundwork for a fresh and challenging reading of Roman satire, Kirk Freudenburg explores the literary precedents behind the situations and characters created by Horace, one of Rome's earliest and most influential satirists. Critics tend to think that his two books of Satires are but trite sermons of moral reform--which the poems superficially claim to be--and that the reformer speaking to us is the young Horace, a naive Roman imitator of the rustic, self-made Greek philosopher Bion. By examining Horace's debt to popular comedy and to the conventions of Hellenistic moral literature, however, Freudenburg reveals the sophisticated mask through which the writer distances himself from the speaker in these earthy diatribes--a mask that enables the lofty muse of poetry to walk in satire's mundane world of adulterous lovers and quarrelsome neighbors. After presenting the speaker of the diatribes as a stage character, a version of the haranguing cynic of comedy and mime, Freudenburg explains the theoretical importance of such conventions in satire at large. His analysis includes a reinterpretation of Horace's criticisms of Lucilius, and ends with a theory of satire based on the several images of the satirist presented in Book One, which reveals the true depth of Horace's ethical and philosophical concerns. Originally published in 1992. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Of Walks and Walking Tours

Of Walks and Walking Tours
Author: Arnold Haultain
Pages: 84
ISBN: 9783752341263
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Release: 2020-07-25
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Reproduction of the original: Of Walks and Walking Tours by Arnold Haultain

The Invention of the Countryside

The Invention of the Countryside
Author: Donna Landry
Pages: 306
ISBN: 9780230287570
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Release: 2001-08-20
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Today's hunting debate began in the eighteenth century, when the idea of the countryside was being invented through the imaginative displacement of agricultural production in favour of country sports and landscape tourism. Between the Game Act of 1671 and its repeal in 1831, writers on walking and hunting often held opposed views, but contributed equally to the origins of modern ecology, while sharing a commitment to trespass that preserved common rights in an era of growing privatization.

The Walk

The Walk
Author: Jeffrey Cane Robinson
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1564784592
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Release: 2006
Editor: Dalkey Archive Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The Walk," a meditation on walking and on the literature of walking, ruminates on this pervasive, even commonplace, modern image. It is not so much an argument as a journey along the path of literature, noting the occasions and settings, the pleasures and possibilities of different types of walking--through the country or city, during day or night, alone or with someone--and the literatures--the poems, essays, stories, novels, and diaries--walking has produced. Jeffrey C. Robinson's discussion is less criticism than appreciation: with an autobiographical bent, he leads the reader through Romantic, modern, and contemporary literature to show us the shared pleasures of reading, writing, and walking.

Walking on the Beaches of Temporal Candy

Walking on the Beaches of Temporal Candy
Author: Christian McPherson
Pages: 296
ISBN: 1988168406
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Release: 2020-10-27
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Poetry. Over the course of a lifetime, we all experience catch-of-breath moments that stir exquisite awareness of life's transience. Such fleeting moments we share with poet Christian McPherson and his space-suited avatar negotiating bumpy terrain. In this collection the meandering, often self-deprecating poet considers and records moments of truth and insight common to us all as he registers his joys and regrets, and raises rants in postured outrage. A refreshing and often humorous honesty prevails. As the dedication promises, these poems are for those who go to a job every day but dream of something more. McPherson delivers.

The Muse Chronicles Books 1 3

The Muse Chronicles  Books 1   3
Author: Sara Crawford
Pages: 329
ISBN:
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Release: 101
Editor: Sara Crawford
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What could you create if you fell in love with a Muse? 16-year-old musician, Sylvia Baker, has always been different. She's the only one who can see the "flickering people." When she sees a gorgeous flickering man named Vincent, she learns that they are Muses. With his help, she finds herself creating exquisite songs that she loves almost as much as songs by her favorite bands--Radiohead, M83, and The Black Keys--and she is falling in love in a way she never knew was possible. While trying to maintain her newfound friendships and her band, she falls deeper into the world of the Muses. When the original Greek Muses wake to find a world in which the internet has given everyone the tools to be an artist, a battle between traditional and new methods of creation ensues. As Sylvia discovers how she is connected to the world of the Muses, she learns that this war may put her music, her love, her very life at stake. Book 1 of this young adult urban fantasy romance was a semi-finalist in the YA Books Central 2017 Awards in the "All the Feels" category

The Art of Dreams

The Art of Dreams
Author: Barbara Hahn,Meike Werner
Pages: 193
ISBN: 9783110433531
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Release: 2016-08-22
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

We all dream; we all share these strange experiences that infuse our nights. But we only know of those nightly adventures when we decide to represent them. In the long history of coming to terms with dreams there seem to be two different ways of delineating our forays into the world of the unconscious: One is the attempt of interpreting, of unveiling the hidden meaning of dreams. The other one is not so much concerned with the relation of dream and meaning, of dream and reality, it rather concentrates on trying to find means of representation for this extremely productive force that determines our sleep. The essays collected in this book explore both attempts. They follow debates in philosophy and psychoanalysis and they study literature, theatre, dance, film, and photography.

Levittown

Levittown
Author: LostLenny
Pages: 374
ISBN: 9781499033236
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Release: 2014-06-12
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This novel starts at the very beginning in New York City when the Nilsson family moves all of their possessions to a brand new housing development on Long Island. Then, the novel shifts a few years ahead to our hero's first experiences in kindergarten in a rented room of an old Protestant Church. As the novel moves on, our hero continues his grade school education through sixth grade in a formal building where Lester is constantly confronted with other children his age; some become close friends, some are bullies, and others mold his life as our hero interacts with him. Not all the scenes in the story are school related. Many deal in other areas where a child's imagination and a parent's involvement can turn a simple act like losing a rubber boot down a street drain into an interesting dilemma. Often these situations involve people from other walks of life: policeman, construction people, strangers. 'Levittown' was written to entertain the reader, and I have purposely kept the pace of the plot moving so the reader will not dwell on one thing for too long. However, I hope that the reader will agree with me and our hero that Levittown was and I hope, is still a child's paradise.

Philitas of Cos

Philitas of Cos
Author: Kōnstantínos Spanoudákīs
Pages: 454
ISBN: 9004124284
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Release: 2002
Editor: BRILL
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This volume is an edition of the poetical and grammatical fragments of Philitas of Cos, the exemplary founder of erudite Hellenistic poetry. The Introduction places Philitas in his literary context; the commentary elucidates manipulation of language and metre and Philitas' influence on the Alexandrian scholar-poets, Propertius and Longus. The book closes with three Appendices and comprehensive Indexes.

E E Cummings Modernism and the Classics

E  E  Cummings  Modernism and the Classics
Author: J. Alison Rosenblitt
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780191079887
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Release: 2016-09-22
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This volume is a major, ground-breaking study of the modernist E. E. Cummings' engagement with the classics. With his experimental form and syntax, his irreverence, and his rejection of the highbrow, there are probably few current readers who would name Cummings if asked to identify 20th-century Anglophone poets in the Classical tradition. But for most of his life, and even for ten or twenty years after his death, this is how many readers and critics did see Cummings. He specialised in the study of classical literature as an undergraduate at Harvard, and his contemporaries saw him as a 'pagan' poet or a 'Juvenalian' satirist, with an Aristophanic sense of humour. In E.E. Cummings' Modernism and the Classics, Alison Rosenblitt aims to recover for the contemporary reader this lost understanding of Cummings as a classicizing poet. The book also includes an edition of previously unpublished work by Cummings himself, unearthed from archival research. For the first time, the reader has access to the full scope of Cummings' translations from Horace, Homer, and Greek drama, as well as two short pieces of classically-related prose, a short 'Alcaics' and a previously unknown and classicizing parody of T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land. This new work is exciting in its own right and essential to understanding Cummings' development as a poet.

Shaggy Muses

Shaggy Muses
Author: Maureen Adams
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780307490803
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Release: 2009-02-04
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“You’ll call this sentimental–perhaps–but then a dog somehow represents the private side of life, the play side,” Virginia Woolf confessed to a friend. And it is this private, playful side, the richness and power of the bond between five great women writers and their dogs, that Maureen Adams celebrates in this deeply engaging book. In Shaggy Muses, we visit Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Flush, the golden Cocker Spaniel who danced the poet away from death, back to life and human love. We roam the wild Yorkshire moors with Emily Brontë, whose fierce Mastiff mix, Keeper, provided a safe and loving outlet for the writer’s equally fierce spirit. We enter the creative sanctum of Emily Dickinson, which she shared only with Carlo, the gentle, giant Newfoundland who soothed her emotional terrors. We mingle with Edith Wharton, whose ever-faithful Pekes warmed her lonely heart during her restless travels among Europe and America’ s social and intellectual elite. We are privileged guests in the fragile universe of Virginia Woolf, who depended for emotional support and sanity not only on her human loved ones but also on her dogs, especially Pinka–a gift from her lover, Vita Sackville-West–a black Cocker Spaniel who became a strong, bright thread in the fabric of Virginia and Leonard Woolf’s life together. Based on diaries, letters, and other contemporary accounts–and featuring many illustrations of the writers and their dogs– these five miniature biographies allow us unparalleled intimacy with women of genius in their hours of domestic ease and inner vulnerability. Shaggy Muses also enchants us with a pack of new friends: Flush, Keeper, Carlo, Foxy, Linky, Grizzle, Pinka, and all the other devoted canines who loved and served these great writers.

Circle of the 9 Muses

Circle of the 9 Muses
Author: David Hutchens
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781118974124
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Release: 2015-07-02
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The action-based guide to powerful, influential organizationalstorytelling Circle of the 9 Muses captures the best practices of theworld's most influential story consultants and knowledge workers tohelp you find, tell, and draw value from your organizationalstories as impetus for action. This rich toolbox is loaded withfun, graphical instructions and dozens of unique, replicable, andfacilitated processes that require no special training orexpertise. You'll discover your organization's hidden narrativeassets, use different templates and frameworks to tell the storiesof your past, present, and future and then draw team members intorich meaning-making dialogue that translates into action. Theseactivities can be exercised in endless permutations, and expertadvice steers you toward the right activity for a specific purpose,including managing change, setting strategy, onboarding, definingthe brand, engaging supporters or customers, merging cultures,building trust, and much more. Organizational storytelling is a powerful managerial tool and anessential change management technique. This is about your influenceas a leader. Knowing the right story to tell and how to deliver iteffectively gives you and your organization enormous influence, andhelps connect employees to strategy by providing understanding,belief, and motivation in their personal contribution. This book isthe ultimate field guide to becoming an influential storyteller,with concrete, actionable guidance toward all the storytellingfundamentals. Identify your organization's "narrative assets" Craft an elegant, well-constructed organizational story Capture, bank, and share stories with extraordinaryengagement Facilitate a dialogue to draw out meaning and inducechange The growing interest surrounding organizational storytelling hasmany change agents focused on "trying to tell better stories," butgoals are useless without a plan of action. Circle of the 9Muses helps you weave narrative wisdom into organizationaldevelopment activities, engaging employees and driving change.

The Hobbit and Philosophy

The Hobbit and Philosophy
Author: Gregory Bassham,Eric Bronson
Pages: 262
ISBN: 9780470405147
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Release: 2012-10-02
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Contains over fifteen essays that discuss philosophical topics in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" providing new insights into the characters and plot.

Roman Mysteries Complete Collection

Roman Mysteries Complete Collection
Author: Caroline Lawrence
Pages: 3808
ISBN: 9781444009996
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Release: 2012-12-24
Editor: Orion Children's Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A bumper eBook collection of all 17 Roman Mysteries adventures including The Thieves of Ostia, The Secrets of Vesuvius, The Pirates of Pompeii, The Assassins of Rome, The Dolphins of Laurentum, The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Gemina, The Enemies of Jupiter, The Gladiators From Capua, The Colossus of Rhodes, The Fugitive From Corinth, The Sirens of Surrentum, The Charioteer of Delphi, The Slave-Girl From Jerusalem, The Beggar of Volubilis, The Scribes From Alexandria, The Prophet From Ephesus and The Man From Pomegranate Street. Packed with action, mystery and adventure!

Pathway

Pathway
Author: Margaret Elsinor Derry
Pages: 158
ISBN: 0973833505
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Release: 2005
Editor: Poplar Lane Holdings Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This odyssey of discovery is full of joys, insights and revelations for the mind and spirit. Margaret Derry reveals the art in science and the science in art through a journey to knowledge, learning and spirit. In Pathway we see history as cohesive force binding childhood to the mature, full flourish of intellectual achievement.