Description : The award-winning poet Carl Phillips's invaluable essays on poetry, the tenth volume in the celebrated Art of series of books on the craft of writing In seven insightful essays, Carl Phillips meditates on the craft of poetry, its capacity for making a space for possibility and inquiry. What does it mean to give shapelessness a form? How can a poem explore both the natural world and the inner world? Phillips demonstrates the restless qualities of the imagination by reading and examining poems by Ashbery, Bogan, Frost, Niedecker, Shakespeare, and others, and by considering other art forms, such as photography and the blues. The Art of Daring is a lyrical, persuasive argument for the many ways that writing and living are acts of risk. "I think it's largely the conundrum of being human that makes us keep making," Phillips writes. "I think it has something to do with revision--how, not only is the world in constant revision, but each of us is, as well."
Description : General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1920 Original Publisher: The Century co. Subjects: Military art and science Strategy History / Military / General History / Military / Strategy History / World Technology
Description : This collaborative research project allows for fundamental advances not only in the understanding of the phenomena but also in the development of practical calculation methods that can be used by engineers. This collaborative research project allows for fundamental advances not only in the understanding of the phenomena but also in the development of practical calculation methods that can be used by engineers.
Description : This book examines the complex and conflicting relationships between LGBT people and our cultural and heritage organisations including libraries, museums and archives. In this unique book established author John Vincent draws together current good practice, and also highlights issues which urgently still need to be addressed. To set the work of libraries, museums and archives in context, Vincent traces the development of LGBT rights in the UK. He goes on to examine some of the reasons for hostility and hatred against this minority group and critically explores provision that has been made by cultural and heritage organisations. He offers examples of good practice - not only from the UK, but from across the world - and draws up an essential 'charter' for future development. This compelling, practical book should be read by managers and staff in libraries, museums and archives around the world looking for guidance on this important issue.
Description : It was the decade of daring Expressionist canvases, the Bauhaus total work of art, drag balls, Metropolis, and Marlene Dietrich. From cutting-edge kino to crowded jazz bars, come and roam the daring, freewheeling spirit of 1920s Berlin with this vivid cultural portrait of the age through painting, design, fashion, film, and more.
Description : This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...crowd from sacred rites set free, Inflamed with wine, and on. a reckless spree. But if such sights as these can't be refused, They should with strict propriety be used. He who has just appeared to act the god, In royal gold and purple richly clad, Should not at once to some low tavern walk, There to indulge in base degrading talk, Nor, whilst he shuns such mean and grovelling speech, Seek a vain pompous soaring style to reach. 410 The tragic goddess, who with pride disdains To utter silly and licentious strains, 44 Rules for its Management Ut festis matrona moveri jussa diebus, Intererit satyris paulum pudibunda protervis. Non ego inornata et dominantia nomina solum Verbaque, Pisones, satyrorum scriptor amabo; 235 Nee sic enitar tragico differre colon, Ut nihil intersit Davusne loquatur, et audax Pythias, emuncto lucrata Simone talentum, An custos famulusque dei Silenus alumni. Ex noto fictum carmen sequar, ut sibi quivis 240 Speret idem, sudet multum frustraque laboret Ausus idem: tantum series juncturaque pollet, matron directed to dance on festive days, act amongst the wanton satyrs with some degree of modest decorum. I would not, Moon, as a writer of dramas in which satyrs are introduced, bo fond of using merely unembellished and commonly prevailing names and expressions; nor would I Bo strive to deviate from the right complexion and character of tragedy as to make no difference whether a Davus is speaking, or a daring Pythias who has tricked and befooled Simo out of a talent, or Silenus, the care-taker and vulet of his pupil god. I would aim at composing a fictitious poem, taking my subject from some real and well-known occurrence, and write in so natural a style and language that any one might hope to do the same, but, when he was...
Description : At a time when most communities’ resources are stretched past the breaking point, how is it possible to deal with the enormous challenges that families, neighborhoods, cities, regions, and nations face today? This inspiring book takes readers to seven communities around the world where the people have walked out of limiting beliefs and practices that precluded solutions to major social problems, and walked on to discover bold new ways to meet their needs. This book is a true learning journey, filled with intimate stories and portraits of the people and places the authors came to know through years of working together to transform their communities. The journey begins in Mexico, then moves to Brazil, South Africa, Zimbabwe, India, Greece and the U.S. The authors’ lives and ways of thinking have been transformed by these experiences and relationships – an experience they hope to recreate for the reader through vivid prose and photos. The reader will experience first hand how a change of beliefs about people results in new capacities and the possibility of a more healthy future.
Description : Irina felt joy flood through her. Adventure! She climbed onto Durrell's back and the pair sped off, leaving tracks in the white snow ... Irina the Wolf Queen's mission to save the wolves of Ragnor is under threat. Having defeated the wicked magician Vilmos and reunited with her birth mother and father, she must now embark on a seemingly impossible quest to find the white wolf and unlock the kingdom's prophecy. Irina travels through icy forests and across treacherous seas deep into the heart of the Narrowlands. At every turn, her enemies lay traps and she must use all her wits, intuition and courage in order to survive. Can Irina overcome the forces of evil or is Ragnor destined to return to another age of darkness? Melbourne writer Leah Swann has conjured a trilogy of fantastic stories for the young (and young at heart). Irina the Wolf Queen is a heroine both brave and beautiful - with the cunning and daring of an animal and the wit and intelligence of a human. Irina is destined for greatness, but at every turn she is confronted by evil ... Reviews of Irina the Wolf Queen '[A] charming children's fantasy ... a winning combination, handled with an imaginative focus that should keep younger readers immersed.' Cameron Woodhead, The Sydney Morning Herald 'Leah Swann has mastered the magical art of story writing for children. Right from beginning to end the story grips you with a wealth and richness of character, adventure and atmosphere. It plucks at our emotions and fears, but never tips into mere sentimentality ...' Melbourne primary school teacher, Ali Staley