Description : Building Bridges: The 2008 San Francisco Writers Conference Anthology is a wonderful, wide-ranging collection of fiction, nonfiction and poetry by the talented speakers and attendees at the conference. Some are being published for the first time, and the anthology is an opportunity for them to start building a network of readers for their work. Dip into the anthology anywhere, and you will find fresh writing and fresh ideas. Although most of the writers are from the San Francisco Bay Area, the anthology includes work by writers around the country. It's also an opportunity for you to meet them by reading their work, to see how attuned you are to their craft and sensibility. The anthology gives them the chance to create fans of their work and to start a conversation with readers around the country. Whether it's poetry, fiction or nonfiction, the writing comes out of contributors' lives and captures their lives, their need to communicate, and their artistry with words. And as members of the human family, their needs and concerns are also ours. So in a way they are writing about all of us. So start reading and let the conversation begin!
Description : "Building Bridges" is an anthology of pure, non-scholarly, truthful and painfully personal stories regarding the individual and collective intentions and endeavors of five writers of African descent towards fostering a closer, more meaningful and sustained connection between all Africans the world over.
Description : Saints are a significant part of our heritage, revered figures of our Christian culture, according to Father Bill Bausch. Long before television, the cult of saints dominated the popular imagination; they were and are our Christian celebrities. He says that while modern celebrities point to and celebrate themselves, the saints point to or wrestle with "something more" beyond appearances, "some one more." They are mirrors to another reality. Whatever their history, at least once in their lives, saints heroically leap beyond their pride, self-absorption, and even the instincts of self preservation into a fullness of sacrifice, generosity, and love that takes our breath away. Bausch covers 50 of these saints here in this beautifully written anthology.
Description : The March Hare Anthology commemorates twenty years of one of Canada's most successful literary festivals. Blending local and inte ational writers from Canada, Ireland and the world with the cream of Newfoundland and Labrador's professional musicians, The March Hare is a unique celebration of words and music. This anthology contains the writing of authors such as: Al Pittman Michael Ondaatje Wayne Johnston Lo a Crozier Michael Crummey Lisa Moore John Ennis Michael Winter Be ard O?Donoghue John Steffler Paul Durcan Joan Clarke Alistair MacLeod Be ice Morgan Adrian Fowler's work has appeared in various magazines and collections of Canadian writing. He was co-editor with Al Pittman of the poetry anthology 31 Newfoundland Poets, published in 1979. He lives in Co er Brook, Newfoundland, where he teaches English at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College.
Description : The only exam-board approved book for OCR's Greek AS and A-Level set text prescriptions for 2021–23 giving full Greek text, commentary and vocabulary and a detailed introduction for each text that also covers the prescription to be read in English for A Level. The texts covered are: AS and A Level Groups 1&3 Thucydides, Histories, Book 6, 19 to 6.32 Plato, Symposium, 189c2 to 194e2 Homer, Odyssey 1, lines 213–444 Sophocles, Ajax, lines 1–133, 284–347, 748–783 A Level Groups 2&4 Thucydides, Histories, Book 6, 47 to 50.1 and 53 to 61 Plato, Symposium, 201d to end of 206b Plutarch, Alcibiades, X.1.1 to XVI.5 Homer, Odyssey 6, lines 85–331 Sophocles, Ajax, lines 430–582, 646–692, 815–865 Aristophanes, Clouds, lines 1–242 Resources are available on the Companion Website.
Description : Exploring one of the most dynamic and contested regions of the world, this series includes works on political, economic, cultural, and social changes in modern and contemporary Asia and the Pacific.
Description : During the eighteenth century, Edo (today’s Tokyo) became the world’s largest city, quickly surpassing London and Paris. Its rapidly expanding population and flourishing economy encouraged the development of a thriving popular culture. Innovative and ambitious young authors and artists soon began to look beyond the established categories of poetry, drama, and prose, banding together to invent completely new literary forms that focused on the fun and charm of Edo. Their writings were sometimes witty, wild, and bawdy, and other times sensitive, wise, and polished. Now some of these high spirited works, celebrating the rapid changes, extraordinary events, and scandalous news of the day, have been collected in an accessible volume highlighting the city life of Edo. Edo’s urban consumers demanded visual presentations and performances in all genres. Novelties such as books with text and art on the same page were highly sought after, as were kabuki plays and the polychrome prints that often shared the same themes, characters, and even jokes. Popular interest in sex and entertainment focused attention on the theatre district and “pleasure quarters,” which became the chief backdrops for the literature and arts of the period. Gesaku, or “playful writing,” invented in the mid-eighteenth century, satirized the government and samurai behavior while parodying the classics. These entertaining new styles bred genres that appealed to the masses. Among the bestsellers were lengthy serialized heroic epics, revenge dramas, ghost and monster stories, romantic melodramas, and comedies that featured common folk. An Edo Anthology offers distinctive and engaging examples of this broad range of genres and media. It includes both well-known masterpieces and unusual examples from the city’s counterculture, some popular with intellectuals, others with wider appeal. Some of the translations presented here are the first available in English and many are based on first editions. In bringing together these important and expertly translated Edo texts in a single volume, this collection will be warmly welcomed by students and interested readers of Japanese literature and popular culture.