Teaching a Stone to Talk

Teaching a Stone to Talk Author Annie Dillard
ISBN-10 9781782117759
Release 2016-04-07
Pages 176
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In this dazzling collection, Annie Dillard explores the world over, from the Arctic to the Ecuadorian jungle, from the Galapagos to her beloved Tinker Creek. With her entrancing gaze she captures the wonders of natural facts and human meanings: watching a sublime lunar eclipse, locking eyes with a wild weasel, or beholding mirages appearing over Puget Sound through summer. Annie Dillard is one of the most respected and influential figures in contemporary non-fiction and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Teaching a Stone to Talk illuminates the world around us and showcases Dillard in all her enigmatic genius.

A Metaphorical Analysis of Annie Dillard s Teaching a Stone to Talk Expeditions and Encounters

A Metaphorical Analysis of Annie Dillard s Teaching a Stone to Talk  Expeditions and Encounters Author Lisa Bullion
ISBN-10 OCLC:31102752
Release 1991
Pages 174
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A Metaphorical Analysis of Annie Dillard s Teaching a Stone to Talk Expeditions and Encounters has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A Metaphorical Analysis of Annie Dillard s Teaching a Stone to Talk Expeditions and Encounters also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A Metaphorical Analysis of Annie Dillard s Teaching a Stone to Talk Expeditions and Encounters book for free.

Die Teufelin

Die Teufelin Author Fay Weldon
ISBN-10 9788711455463
Release 2015-02-13
Pages 304
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4,5/5 Stelle auf Lovelybooks.de Ironisch, humoristisch, teuflisch! In Eden Grove leben lauter glückliche Frauen. Ihre Ehemänner sind erfolgreich. Sie haben muntere Kinder und das Familienleben ist ganz harmonisch. Eden Grove ist eine friedliche kleine Welt - aber nicht für alle. Es gibt zum Beispiel die unattraktive Ruth. Gattin eines Steuerberaters und Mutter zweier Kinder. Ruth ist loyal, und sie erträgt lange die sexuellen Eskapaden ihres Mannes. Aber es kommt der Punkt, an dem Ruth die Geduld verliert. Sie dreht den Spieß um und plant einen Rachefeldzug. Das erste, was in Rauch aufgeht, ist das gemütliche Heim... REZENSION "Ein Buch, das seinen engagierten Kern (gegen die Weibchen, für die Frauen) mit so viel Witz und satirischer Brillanz ummäntelt, dass man sich von der ersten bis zur letzten Seite glänzend unterhält." Corna Zacharias in der Münchner ‘Abendzeitung’ AUTORENPORTRÄT Fay Weldon wurde am 22. September 1931 in Alvechurch (Worcestershire) geboren. Ihr Großvater war der Schriftsteller Edgar Jepson (1863–1938), ihre Mutter schrieb Romane unter dem Pseudonym Pearl Bellairs, einer Figur aus einer Kurzgeschichte von Aldous Huxley. Sie wuchs in Neuseeland auf, kehrte mit der Mutter nach Londond zurück als ihre Eltern sich scheiden ließen. Sie studierte Psychologie und Ökonomie und veröffentlichte mit 30 das erste Buch. "Die Teufelin" wurde 1989 mit Meryl Streep,in einer Hauptrolle verfilmt, doch das Buch geht wesentlich weiter als der Film.

Encyclopedia of the Essay

Encyclopedia of the Essay Author Tracy Chevalier
ISBN-10 9781135314101
Release 2012-10-12
Pages 1024
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This groundbreaking new source of international scope defines the essay as nonfictional prose texts of between one and 50 pages in length. The more than 500 entries by 275 contributors include entries on nationalities, various categories of essays such as generic (such as sermons, aphorisms), individual major works, notable writers, and periodicals that created a market for essays, and particularly famous or significant essays. The preface details the historical development of the essay, and the alphabetically arranged entries usually include biographical sketch, nationality, era, selected writings list, additional readings, and anthologies

Contemporary American Women Writers

Contemporary American Women Writers Author Catherine Rainwater
ISBN-10 9780813157153
Release 2015-01-13
Pages 240
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Ann Beattie, Annie Dillard, Maxine Hong Kingston, Toni Morrison, Cynthia Ozick, Grace Paley, Marge Piercy, Anne Redmon, Anne Tyler, and Alice Walker all seem to be especially concerned with narrative management. The ten essays in this book raise new and intriguing questions about the ways these leading women writers appropriate and transform generic norms and ultimately revise literary tradition to make it more inclusive of female experience, vision, and expression. The contributors to this volume discover diverse narrative strategies. Beattie, Dillard, Paley, and Redmon in divergent ways rely heavily upon narrative gaps, surfaces, and silences, often suggesting depths which are lamentably absent from modern experience or which mysteriously elude language. For Kingston and Walker, verbal assertiveness is the focus of narratives depicting the gradual empowerment of female protagonists who learn to speak themselves into existence. Ozick and Tyler disrupt conventional reader expectations of the "anti-novel" and the "family novel," respectively. Finally, Morrison's and Piercy's works reveal how traditional narrative forms such as the Bildungsroman and the "soap opera" are adaptable to feminist purposes. In examining the writings of these ten important women authors, this book illuminates a significant moment in literary history when women's voices are profoundly reshaping American literary tradition.

This Sacred Earth

This Sacred Earth Author Roger S. Gottlieb
ISBN-10 0415912334
Release 1996
Pages 673
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Updated with nearly forty new selections to reflect the tremendous growth and transformation of scholarly, theological, and activist religious environmentalism, This Sacred Earth Second Edition remains the unparalleled resource for the study of religion's complex relationship to the environment.


Steinadler Author John Reynolds Gardiner
ISBN-10 3866151209
Release 2005
Pages 127
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Der 10-jährige Willy - er bewirtschaftet zusammen mit seinem Grossvater eine kleine Kartoffelfarm in Wyoming - unternimmt mit seinem Hund Spürnase alles, um seinem kranken Grossvater den Lebensmut wiederzugeben.

The American Idea

The American Idea Author Robert Vare
ISBN-10 9780307481405
Release 2008-12-10
Pages 688
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“What is ‘the American idea’? It is the fractious, maddening approach to the conduct of human affairs that values equality despite its elusiveness, that values democracy despite its debasement, that values pluralism despite its messiness, that values the institutions of civic culture despite their flaws, and that values public life as something higher and greater than the sum of all our private lives. The founders of the magazine valued these things—and they valued the immense amount of effort it takes to preserve them from generation to generation.” --The Editors of The Atlantic Monthly, 2006 This landmark collection of writings by the illustrious contributors of The Atlantic Monthly is a one-of-a-kind education in the history of American ideas. The Atlantic Monthly was founded in 1857 by a remarkable group that included some of the towering figures of nineteenth-century intellectual life: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and James Russell Lowell.For 150 years, the magazine has continued to honor its distinguished pedigree by publishing many of America’s most prominent political commentators, journalists, historians, humorists, storytellers, and poets. Throughout the magazine’s history, Atlantic contributors have unflinchingly confronted the fundamental subjects of the American experience: war and peace, science and religion, the conundrum of race, the role of women, the plight of the cities, the struggle to preserve the environment, the strengths and failings of our politics, and, especially, America’s proper place in the world. This extraordinary anthology brings together many of the magazine’s most acclaimed and influential articles. “Broken Windows,” by James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling, took on the problem of inner-city crime and gave birth to a new way of thinking about law enforcement. “The Roots of Muslim Rage,” by Bernard Lewis, prophetically warned of the dangers posed to the West by rising Islamic extremism. “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” by Martin Luther King, Jr., became one of the twentieth century’s most famous reflections upon—and calls for—racial equality. And “The Fifty-first State,” by James Fallows, previewed in astonishing detailthe mess in which America would find itself in Iraqa full six months before the invasion.The collection also highlights some of The Atlantic’s finest moments in fiction and poetry—from the likes of Twain, Whitman, Frost, Hemingway, Nabokov, and Bellow—affirming the central role of literature in defining and challenging American society. Rarely has an anthology so vividly captured America. Serious and comic, touching and tough, The American Idea paints a fascinating portrait of who we are, where we have come from, and where we are going.

Die B cherdiebin

Die B  cherdiebin Author Markus Zusak
ISBN-10 9783894804275
Release 2008-12-04
Pages 608
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Selbst der Tod hat ein Herz ... Molching bei München. Hans und Rosa Hubermann nehmen die kleine Liesel Meminger bei sich auf – für eine bescheidene Beihilfe, die ihnen die ersten Kriegsjahre kaum erträglicher macht. Für Liesel jedoch bricht eine Zeit voller Hoffnung, voll schieren Glücks an – in dem Augenblick, als sie zu stehlen beginnt. Anfangs ist es nur ein Buch, das im Schnee liegen geblieben ist. Dann eines, das sie aus dem Feuer rettet. Dann Äpfel, Kartoffeln und Zwiebeln. Das Herz von Rudi. Die Herzen von Hans und Rosa Hubermann. Das Herz von Max. Und das des Todes. Denn selbst der Tod hat ein Herz. „Die Bücherdiebin“ ist eine Liebesgeschichte, eine Hommage an Bücher und Worte und eine Erinnerung an die Macht der Sprache, die im Roman von Markus Zusak viele Facetten zeigt: den lakonisch-distanzierten Ton des Erzählers, Poesie und Zuversicht – und die reduzierte Sprache der Nazipropaganda.

Teaching from the Heart

Teaching from the Heart Author Mary Elizabeth Moore
ISBN-10 1563382539
Release 1998
Pages 232
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Here is a serious and passionate plea for theology and education to stand in relationship. Moore argues for an organic approach to religious, moral and theological education.

The Wise Earth Speaks to Your Spirit

The Wise Earth Speaks to Your Spirit Author Janell Moon
ISBN-10 1609258509
Release 2002-04-01
Pages 181
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A heartfelt combination of spiritual discovery, environmental observations, and journal writing, The Wise Earth Speaks to Your Spirit offers readers a 52-week cycle of themed essays and related questions about the natural world. Entries on night and sky and parakeets, wind and mud and rain, snakes and tea and thistle, among others. In addition to folklore, myths, stories, and symbols connected to each theme, Janell Moon includes inspirational quotes from well-known writers -- among them E. B. White, Ursula K. LeGuin, Gertrude Stein, and Mother Theresa -- and shares her original poetry and personal experiences with the natural world. As she writes in the introduction, "It is my wish that through the telling of these stories, and the deepening of your own connections through your writing, that you will better enjoy a rainbow or a tree with angel's wings in a storm."

This Luminous Coast

This Luminous Coast Author Jules Pretty
ISBN-10 9780801455315
Release 2014-12-02
Pages 272
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Over the course of a year, Jules Pretty walked along the shoreline of East Anglia in southeastern England, eventually exploring four hundred miles on foot (and another hundred miles by boat). It is a coast and a culture that is about to be lost—not yet, perhaps, but soon—to rising tides and industrial sprawl. This Luminous Coast takes the reader with him on his journey over land and water; over sea walls of dried grass, beside stretched fields of golden crops, alongside white sails gliding across the intricate lacework of invisible creeks and estuaries, under vast skies that are home to curlews and redshanks and the outpourings of skylarks. East Anglia's coastline is as much a human landscape as it is a natural one, and Pretty is equally perceptive about the region's cultural heritage and its "industrial wild": fishing villages and the modern seaside resorts, family farms and oil refineries, pleasure piers and concrete seawalls, cozy pubs and military installations. Through words and photographs, Pretty interweaves stories of the land and sea with people past and present. He is a passionate and sensitive guide to a region in transition, under stress, and perhaps even doomed, as finely attuned to its history as he is to its unique sensory world.

God Being Nothing

God Being Nothing Author Ray L. Hart
ISBN-10 9780226359625
Release 2016-05-09
Pages 294
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In this long-awaited work, Ray L. Hart offers a speculative theology that profoundly challenges traditional understandings of God. Drawing on a lifetime of reading in philosophy and religious thought, Hart unfolds a vision of God perpetually in process: an unfinished God. Breaking out of the classical doctrine of divine persons, Hart reimagines Trinity as composed of theogony, cosmogony, and anthropogony an emerging Godhead in relation to origins, temporal creation, and human existence. The book s ultimate import is that all of Being and Nonbeing emerges together in interrelation and interdependence. This divine reality, Hart explains, is unfinished, imperfect, still in the course of a living-dying process that implicates all things, existent and inexistent, temporal and eternal. Doctrinal closuresomething that every orthodox theology requiresthus becomes impossible, and rightly so. Hart confronts those orthodoxies by asking: How can thinking of God reach closure when the divine is itself unfinished and its appearance to us always amounts to new creation? Hart s insights open the potencies of the nothing to the actualization of freedomthe freedom to create. That is, the nothing is not for nothingit is procreative. In the domain of radical speculative theology, then, Hart offers a fully deconstructive revisioning of the Christian God as ever an emerging and self-transfiguring actuality. It is a work with which all serious students of theology will wish to contend."

The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give Author Angie Thomas
ISBN-10 9783641200145
Release 2017-07-24
Pages 512
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»Umwerfend und brillant, ein Klassiker!« Bestsellerautor John Green Die 16-jährige Starr lebt in zwei Welten: in dem verarmten Viertel, in dem sie wohnt, und in der Privatschule, an der sie fast die einzige Schwarze ist. Als Starrs bester Freund Khalil vor ihren Augen von einem Polizisten erschossen wird, rückt sie ins Zentrum der öffentlichen Aufmerksamkeit. Khalil war unbewaffnet. Bald wird landesweit über seinen Tod berichtet; viele stempeln Khalil als Gangmitglied ab, andere gehen in seinem Namen auf die Straße. Die Polizei und ein Drogenboss setzen Starr und ihre Familie unter Druck. Was geschah an jenem Abend wirklich? Die Einzige, die das beantworten kann, ist Starr. Doch ihre Antwort würde ihr Leben in Gefahr bringen...

Weaving the New Creation

Weaving the New Creation Author James W. Fowler
ISBN-10 9781579105853
Release 2001-02-20
Pages 224
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Weaving the New Creation has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Weaving the New Creation also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Weaving the New Creation book for free.

On Not Founding Rome

On Not Founding Rome Author Steven Schroeder
ISBN-10 9781621890676
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 170
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This book is an attempt to critically embrace a tradition--a culture--in which the author was formed and against which he has often found himself in resistance, using academic disciplines in which he is well versed but about which he is deeply suspicious. This book began to come together as a book in a series of lectures on the history of Western thought at Shenzhen University in the People's Republic of China, an opportunity to cultivate disciplined criticism that might afford a second look at traditions behind the West which are being embraced all too quickly. In a time of acceleration, this book offers a meditation on the virtue of hesitation. The book is an invitation to philosophy and the history of ideas, but it is also a sustained critical reflection on the religious dimensions--explicit and implicit--of those ideas, with enough utopian vision left to imagine a city in which violence is not necessary.

Der K nig auf Camelot

Der K  nig auf Camelot Author Terence H. White
ISBN-10 3608937137
Release 2004
Pages 635
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In seiner Kindheit wird König Arthus, der zusammen mit seinem Vetter Kay, einfach nur Wart - die Warze - genannt. Ihr Hauslehrer ist der Zauberer Merlin. Als Wart bei einem Turnier das Schwert seines Vetters Kay nicht findet, zieht er ein Schwert aus einem Amboss - Excalibur - und wird so König von Britannien. Als solcher setzt er sich für Recht und Gesetz ein; er schafft die Tafelrunde, um mit den Rittern auch den Armen und Schwachen zu ihrem Recht zu verhelfen.