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Say Something Back by Denise Riley

Title Say Something Back
Author Denise Riley
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Release 2016-05-19
Category Poetry
Total Pages 64
ISBN 144727038X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Say Something Back will allow readers to see just why the name of Denise Riley has been held in such high regard by her fellow poets for so long. The book reproduces A Part Song, a profoundly moving document of grieving and loss, and one of the most widely admired long poems of recent years. Elsewhere these poems become a space for contemplation of the natural world and of physical law, and for the deep consideration of what it is to invoke those who are absent. But finally, they extend our sense of what the act of human speech can mean - and especially what is drawn forth from us when we address our dead. Lyric, intimate, acidly witty, unflinchingly brave, Say Something Back is a deeply moving book by one of our finest poets, and one destined to introduce Riley's name to a wide new readership.

W S Graham by David Nowell Smith

Title W S Graham
Author David Nowell Smith
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release 2022-05-05
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 240
ISBN 0192654519
Language English, Spanish, and French
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On the peripheries of UK poetry culture during his lifetime, W. S. Graham is now recognized one of the great poets of the twentieth century. In the first concerted study of Graham's poetics in a generation, David Nowell Smith argues that Graham is exemplary for the poetics of the mid-century: his extension of modernist explorations of rhythm and diction; his interweaving of linguistic and geographic places; his dialogue with the plastic arts; and the tensions that run through his work, between philosophical seriousness and play, solitude and sociality, regionalism and cosmopolitanism, the heft and evanescence of poetry's medium. Drawing on newly unearthed archival materials, Nowell Smith orients Graham's poetics around the question of the 'art object'. Graham sought to craft his poems into honed, finished 'objects'; yet he was also aware that the poem's 'finished object' is never wholly finished. Graham's work thus facilitates a broader reflection on language as a medium for art-making.

Title Intersections of Peace and Language Studies
Author Erin A. Mikulec
Publisher IAP
Release 2022-01-01
Category Education
Total Pages 343
ISBN 1648027733
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Readings in Language Studies, Volume 7: Intersections of Peace and Language Studies features international contributions that represent state-of-the-field reviews, multi-disciplinary perspectives, theory-driven syntheses of current scholarship, reports of new empirical research, reflections on pedagogical practices, and critical discussions of major topics centered on the intersection of language studies and peace. Consistent with the mission of ISLS, the collection of 13 chapters in this volume seeks to “bridge these arbitrary disciplinary territories and provide a forum for both theoretical and empirical research, from existing and emergent research methodologies, for exploring the relationships among language, power, discourses, and social practices.” Language and peace are in themselves incredibly complex concepts. They are simultaneously interpersonal in their function and effect as well as intimately personal in their experience. From everyday communication to the pragmatics of world diplomacy, from embracing a foreign culture to embarking upon a journey of self-awareness, language and peace are inseparably intertwined. To reveal their myriad interconnections, in local and global contexts, is a limitless task; nevertheless, we attempt to bring you a few glimpses from far corners of the world. It is also a linguistic and postcolonial mission of this society and the book series to publish the voices of non-native speakers of English. Decolonizing the academic enterprise is part of our commitment to diversity.

Balancing Acts by Natasha Kumar Warikoo

Title Balancing Acts
Author Natasha Kumar Warikoo
Publisher Univ of California Press
Release 2011-02-09
Category Social Science
Total Pages 248
ISBN 0520947797
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this timely examination of children of immigrants in New York and London, Natasha Kumar Warikoo asks, Is there a link between rap/hip-hop-influenced youth culture and motivation to succeed in school? Warikoo challenges teachers, administrators, and parents to look beneath the outward manifestations of youth culture -- the clothing, music, and tough talk -- to better understand the internal struggle faced by many minority students as they try to fit in with peers while working to lay the groundwork for successful lives. Using ethnographic, survey, and interview data in two racially diverse, low-achieving high schools, Warikoo analyzes seemingly oppositional styles, tastes in music, and school behaviors and finds that most teens try to find a balance between success with peers and success in school.

Title Contemporary Irish Documentary Theatre
Author Mary Raftery
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release 2020-05-14
Category Performing Arts
Total Pages 304
ISBN 1350094552
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Contemporary Irish Documentary Theatre is the first anthology of Irish documentary drama. It features five challenging plays by Irish writers, and one by an international author, interrogating and commenting on crucial events of Irish history and of the diaspora, with introductory essays by established academics. Together these plays represent the most innovative development in contemporary Irish theatre and illuminate the social and political realities of contemporary Ireland. The first two plays, of 2010 and 2013, deal with scandals of clerical and institutional abuse, and use as source material the Ryan Report of 2009, and the documents from the 2008 Irish Bank Guarantee. The next two, of 2014 and 2013, concern interpretations of the most iconic moment of Irish history: the Easter Rising. The first of these is based on published statements of participants in the event and the second on the lived experiences of those in the contemporary Republic whose founding ideals have not been realized . The last two plays, of 2015 and 2016, widen the view to the history of the Irish in the diaspora: one retelling the history of emigration to England based on published research material; and the other tracing Roger Casement's experiences in the Amazon and his subsequent participation in the Easter Rising using extracts from his diaries and other writings. The plays included and discussed are: No Escape by Mary Raftery Guaranteed by Colin Murphy Of This Brave Time by Jimmy Murphy History by Grace Dyas My English Tongue, My Irish Heart by Martin Lynch The Two Deaths of Roger Casement by Domingos Nunez

Title The Speed of Souls A Novel
Author Nick Pirog
Publisher Nickthriller
Release 2018-06-23
Category
Total Pages 234
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Speed of Souls is the heart-warming, often hilarious, often outrageous, journey of Hugo (a dog who dies and comes back as a cat), Cassie (an aging rescue dog coming to terms with her own mortality), and Jerry (a once popular sci-fi writer in the midst of a cataclysmic mid-life crisis). Hugo was a dog. He died. Now he's a kitten. As Hugo adjusts to his new body (not just a cat--a baby cat!), his new home (San Francisco), his new outside (Where are the mountains? Where is the lake?), and his sudden urge to sit in every box he sees, he wonders if he'll ever see Cassie or Jerry again. Back in Lake Tahoe, Cassie and Jerry attempt to come to grips with life without Hugo. Cassie fills the void with "Tadpole Guard", "Worm Patrol", and ups her protection of Jerry (her human), who is in the midst of a cataclysmic midlife crisis. In addition to his dog dying, Jerry's last two books have been monumental flops and he's still reeling from his fiancée leaving him for another man. As if these problems aren't enough, his parents (who have become late-stage hippies) are coming to live with him for the entire summer. And so begins the journey of three souls, intertwined by loss, love, and perhaps something even greater. Told with Nick Pirog's charm and razor sharp wit, The Speed of Souls is at once a hilarious, moving, and transcendent work of storytelling

Choices by Stephanie Lawrence

Title Choices
Author Stephanie Lawrence
Publisher Page Publishing Inc
Release 2022-01-14
Category Fiction
Total Pages 276
ISBN 1662433808
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Always in trouble, he’s a bad boy, born bad, raised by obsessive parents to be bad, beaten until he believes. Then he meets her, and his world changes from darkness to a light she shines to help this bad boy find his good. The decision he must make will set him free or destroy him. It’s time, and Jared must choose. Can he take the truth of what he has always known himself to be and weigh it against all she has helped him see and decide? Is he strong enough? Does he have the courage it will take? What will he see hidden behind the image of the bad boy of Aurelias Park? Is he good, or is he bad? Everyone dreams. Sometimes dreams come true. Writing has been my life. Sharing this book has been my dream. Thank you for taking the time to read it and making my dream come true.

The Shade of Night by Allysson Fugitt

Title The Shade of Night
Author Allysson Fugitt
Publisher Page Publishing Inc
Release 2015-03-10
Category Fiction
Total Pages 460
ISBN 1634175360
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Mary Shane comes home from school one day to find her mother beaten to unconsciousness, this leads her on a perilous journey to find her father, the man that has spent her entire life on the run, always nothing more than a shadow. She must play his deadly game, become the very darkness he hides in, if she ever wants to have a chance at the love she found and the normal life she used to take for granted. As Mary Shane makes her way into the deadly world her father lives in, a world where people have seemingly magical powers and always seem to be one step ahead of you, she discovers that maybe his frequent disappearances and constant paranoia were justified. She finds herself forced to make dangerous decisions and do things she never in her worst nightmare had to face. With the government chasing her every footstep, she must find her father before they do if she ever hopes to survive this wild ride and earn the right to live. She discovers that everything she\'s ever experienced is because of her father and as she begins to put the pieces together she wonders if there is more to this story than anyone else knows.

Puck by

Title Puck
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Release 1885
Category American wit and humor
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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The End of the Line by Jane Underwood

Title The End of the Line
Author Jane Underwood
Publisher Archway Publishing
Release 2022-01-27
Category Fiction
Total Pages 244
ISBN 1665716592
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Anna Jefferson travels from her home in London to a small town in America and a place called Bear Ranch. Her plan is to enjoy a relaxing vacation, and learn how to ride. Stretching her legs after the long flight, she walks down to the nearby creek and comes across a local rancher resting his horse. Despite initial hesitation, Anna enters into conversation, and finds an unexpected rapport with the stranger. As their paths continue to cross, Anna starts to feel a connection, and is even more surprised that the interest seems to run both ways. It wasn’t something she expected; but in this case opposites attract and Anna finds herself careering into a reckless romance. She’s not too concerned. She’ll be headed home in three weeks, so what harm is a little fun? What started out as fun, however, turns complicated when ex-girlfriends, jealousy, awkward family dynamics and feelings get in the way. Can three weeks change a life? When it gets to the end of the line, what decision will Anna make?