Memorable Quotations

English Writers of the Past

Author: Carol A. Dingle

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595163815

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 244

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This remarkable collection of quotations is a treasure trove of discerning wisdom, lovely thoughts, and perceptive wit gleaned from the writing of 162 of England’s finest writers of the past. Both entertaining and thought-provoking, this book acquaints the reader with lumanaries of English literature, including Jane Austen, Francis Bacon, the Brontës, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browning, Samuel Butler, Lord Byron, Lewis Carroll, G. K. Chesterton, Agatha Christie, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Noël Coward, Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, George Eliot, Henry Fielding, E. M. Forster, Graham Greene, Thomas Hardy, Aldous Huxley, Ben Jonson, John Keats, D. H. Lawrence, C. S. Lewis, W. Somerset Maugham, George Meredith, John Milton, George Orwell, William Shakespeare, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Lord Tennyson, William Makepeace Thackeray, Evelyn Waugh, H. G. Wells, and Virginia Woolf.
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Das Leben und das Schreiben

Memoiren

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641054001

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 9274

„Ich schreibe so lange, wie der Leser davon überzeugt ist, in den Händen eines erstklassigen Wahnsinnigen zu sein.“ Stephen King Während der Genesung nach einem schweren Unfall schreibt Stephen King seine Memoiren – Leben und Schreiben sind eins. Ein unverzichtbarer Ratgeber für alle angehenden Schriftsteller und eine Fundgrube für alle, die mehr über den König des Horror-Genres erfahren wollen. Ein kluges und gleichzeitig packendes Buch über gelebte Literatur. »Eine Konfession.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
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Memorable Quotations

Massachusetts Writers of the Past

Author: Carol Dingle

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595194990

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 117

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This collection of remarkable quotations is a gem of discerning wisdom, lovely thoughts, and astute wit gleaned from the words of great writers from Massachusetts: Abigail Smith Adams, Henry Brooks Adams, John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Samuel Adams, A. Bronson Alcott, Louisa May Alcott, Fred Allen, Susan Brownell Anthony, Isaac Asimov, Clara Barton, Robert Benchley, Louis D. Brandeis, William Cullen Bryant, John Cheever, Lydia M. Child, E. E. Cummings, Emily Dickinson, W. E. B. Du Bois, Will Durant, Mary Baker Eddy, T.S. Eliot, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Frost, Margaret Fuller, William Lloyd Garrison, Susan Glaspell, Ruth Gordon, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Helen Hunt Jackson, John F. Kennedy, Jack Kerouac, Henry Cabot Lodge, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Amy Lawrence Lowell, James Russell Lowell, Herman Melville, Wendell Phillips, Sylvia Plath, Edgar Allan Poe, George Santayana, Anne Sexton, Anne Sullivan, Henry David Thoreau, Daniel Webster, Edith Wharton, and John Greenleaf Whittier.
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Memorable Quotations

Famous Teachers of the Past

Author: Diana Dell

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595202225

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 173

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This compilation of notable quotations is a treasure of perceptive wisdom, beautiful thoughts, and keen wit gleaned from the writing of famous teachers of the past: Lord Acton, Henry Brooks Adams, John Adams, A. Bronson Alcott, Louisa May Alcott, Susan B. Anthony, Saint Thomas Aquinas, Hannah Arendt, Aristotle, Matthew Arnold, Isaac Asimov, W. H. Auden, Saint Augustine, Simone de Beauvoir, Henri Bergson, Allan Bloom, Charlotte Brontë, Anthony Burgess, Thomas Carlyle, Willa Cather, Confucius, John Dewey, W. E. B. Du Bois, Will Durant, T. S. Eliot, Robert Frost, Margaret Fuller, Georg Hegel, Thomas Hobbes, Oliver Wendell Holmes, William James, Lyndon B. Johnson, James Joyce, Immanuel Kant, D. H. Lawrence, C. S. Lewis, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, Herbert Marcuse, John Milton, Friedrich Nietzsche, Plato, Bertrand Russell, George Santayana, May Sarton, Jean-Paul Sartre, Seneca, Adam Smith, Socrates, Anne Sullivan, Henry David Thoreau, Lionel Trilling, Booker T. Washington, Evelyn Waugh, Simone Weil, Thornton Wilder, and Woodrow Wilson.
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Memorable Quotations

Humorists, Wits, and Satirists of the Past

Author: Diana Dell

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595165958

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

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This enjoyable and thought-provoking compilation features words of wisdom, insight, and comedy from 200 famous (and not so well-known) humorists, wits, and satirists of the past, including Minna Antrim, Tallulah Bankhead, Bernard Baruch, Brendan Behan, Robert Benchley, Ambrose Bierce, Josh Billings, Bertolt Brecht, Vera Brittain, Heywood Broun, Gelett Burgess, Lord Byron, Truman Capote, Lewis Carroll, Charlie Chaplin, Lord Chesterfield, Agatha Christie, Cyril Connolly, Benjamin Disraeli, Albert Einstein, Gustave Flaubert, Benjamin Franklin, Paul Goodman, Ian Hay, Kin Hubbard, Alice James, Alfred Jarry, Karl Kraus, Andrew Lang, Walter Lippmann, David Lloyd George, Harriet Martineau, Groucho Marx, Mary McCarthy, H. L. Mencken, O. Henry, Dorothy Parker, Pablo Picasso, Ezra Pound, Jules Renard, Will Rogers, Helen Rowland, Saki, George Bernard Shaw, Fulton J. Sheen, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Logan Pearsall Smith, John Steinbeck, Adlai Stevenson, Jonathan Swift, James Thurber, Lionel Trilling, Mark Twain, E. B. White, and Oscar Wilde.
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Immortal Words

History's Most Memorable Quotations and the Stories Behind Them

Author: Terry Breverton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780877986

Category: History

Page: 384

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Immortal Words is an anthology of history's most memorable, uplifting or thought-provoking quotations from all ages and nations. The texts are drawn not only from the works and words of great writers, thinkers and orators, but also from less well-known sources such as gravestones, book dedications, speeches and political manifestos, letters and diaries, inscriptions and chance remarks. Each of the 370 quotations is accompanied by an extended annotation that tells the story of the speaker or explains the circumstances that gave rise to the quotation. The words and sentiments expressed have been used to encapsulate the human condition, to inspire great works or deeds in times of hardship, or simply reflect the spirit of the time - they will live with you and inspire you day by day, from one year's end to the next. Sample entries include: Marcus Aurelius - 'Nowhere can a man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul ...'. Martin Luther King - 'I have a dream ...'. John F. Kennedy - 'Ask not, what your country ...'. John Gillespie Magee, Royal Air Force pilot, 1941 - 'High Flight'. Ronald Reagan - 'Tear down his wall ...'. Isadora Duncan - on her sickbed, writes a feverishly passionate letter to her lover, the actor Gordon Craig. Mother Teresa of Calcutta - 'Life is ...'. Colonel Tim Collins of the Royal Irish Regiment, March 19 2003 - 'We come not to conquer ...''. Emma Lazarus - 'The New Colossus' (plaque on Statue of Liberty). Joseph Stalin - first broadcast to the Russian people after the German invasion, July 3 1941. Mahatma Gandhi - 'I am a man of peace ...'. Abraham Lincoln - on leaving Springfield, Illinois, to take the oath as President. February 11, 1861. Cicero - quoting Cato the Elder, in De Senectute (On Old Age), 44 BC. Charles Lindbergh - describing the last minutes of his pioneering non-stop flight from New York to Paris in 1927. Nelson Mandela - 'I am the First Accused'. Buddha - 'All acts of living creatures become bad by ten things ...'. Benjamin Franklin - writes a first draft of his own epitaph. Thomas Jefferson - 'Force cannot change right ... Winston Churchill - 'Never in the field of human conflict ...'. Adolf Hitler - 'My patience is now at an end'. Edward Everett - President of Harvard on the protest of the student body against the admission of a Negro student. Francis Bacon - 'This world's a bubble; and the life of Man Less than a span ...'. Horatio Nelson - 'Separated from all I hold dear in this world ...'. Charlotte Cushman - inscription on the curtain of Ford's Opera House, Baltimore. Shakespeare - 'Once more unto the breach ...' Henry V. Marie Antoinette - letter to her sister on the day of her execution. Ludwig Van Beethoven - 'I carry my ideas about me for along time, often a very long time...'. Aldous Huxley 1920- 'A million million spermatozoa ...'. Eleanor Roosevelt - speaking on the function of hatred in a just cause. Indira Gandhi - 'Women's education is almost more important than the education of boys and men.'
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The Birth of the Past

Author: Zachary S. Schiffman

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421403374

Category: History

Page: 336

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Featuring a foreword by the eminent historian Anthony Grafton, this fascinating book draws upon a diverse range of sources—ancient histories, medieval theology, Renaissance art, literature, legal thought, and early modern mathematics and social science—to uncover the meaning of the past and its relationship to the present.
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Eminent Outlaws

The Gay Writers Who Changed America

Author: Christopher Bram

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446575984

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

View: 9653

In the years following World War II a group of gay writers established themselves as major cultural figures in American life. Truman Capote, the enfant terrible, whose finely wrought fiction and nonfiction captured the nation's imagination. Gore Vidal, the wry, withering chronicler of politics, sex, and history. Tennessee Williams, whose powerful plays rocketed him to the top of the American theater. James Baldwin, the harrowingly perceptive novelist and social critic. Christopher Isherwood, the English novelist who became a thoroughly American novelist. And the exuberant Allen Ginsberg, whose poetry defied censorship and exploded minds. Together, their writing introduced America to gay experience and sensibility, and changed our literary culture. But the change was only beginning. A new generation of gay writers followed, taking more risks and writing about their sexuality more openly. Edward Albee brought his prickly iconoclasm to the American theater. Edmund White laid bare his own life in stylized, autobiographical works. Armistead Maupin wove a rich tapestry of the counterculture, queer and straight. Mart Crowley brought gay men's lives out of the closet and onto the stage. And Tony Kushner took them beyond the stage, to the center of American ideas. With authority and humor, Christopher Bram weaves these men's ambitions, affairs, feuds, loves, and appetites into a single sweeping narrative. Chronicling over fifty years of momentous change-from civil rights to Stonewall to AIDS and beyond-EMINENT OUTLAWS is an inspiring, illuminating tale: one that reveals how the lives of these men are crucial to understanding the social and cultural history of the American twentieth century.
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The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Poetry

Author: Fran Brearton,Alan Gillis

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191636746

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 743

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Forty chapters, written by leading scholars across the world, describe the latest thinking on modern Irish poetry. The Handbook begins with a consideration of Yeats's early work, and the legacy of the 19th century. The broadly chronological areas which follow, covering the period from the 1910s through to the 21st century, allow scope for coverage of key poetic voices in Ireland in their historical and political context. From the experimentalism of Beckett, MacGreevy, and others of the modernist generation, to the refashioning of Yeats's Ireland on the part of poets such as MacNeice, Kavanagh, and Clarke mid-century, through to the controversially titled post-1969 'Northern Renaissance' of poetry, this volume will provide extensive coverage of the key movements of the modern period. The Handbook covers the work of, among others, Paul Durcan, Thomas Kinsella, Brendan Kennelly, Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon, Michael Longley, Medbh McGuckian, and Ciaran Carson. The thematic sections interspersed throughout - chapters on women's poetry, religion, translation, painting, music, stylistics - allow for comparative studies of poets north and south across the century. Central to the guiding spirit of this project is the Handbook's consideration of poetic forms, and a number of essays explore the generic diversity of poetry in Ireland, its various manipulations, reinventions and sometimes repudiations of traditional forms. The last essays in the book examine the work of a 'new' generation of poets from Ireland, concentrating on work published in the last two decades by Justin Quinn, Leontia Flynn, Sinead Morrissey, David Wheatley, Vona Groarke, and others.
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The Masnavi, Book One

Author: Jalal al-Din Rumi

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191604607

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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'The pen would smoothly write the things it knew But when it came to love it split in two, A donkey stuck in mud is logic's fate - Love's nature only love can demonstrate.' Rumi's Masnavi is widely recognized as the greatest Sufi poem ever written, and has been called 'the Koran in Persian'. The thirteenth-century Muslim mystic Rumi composed his work for the benefit of his disciples in the Sufi order named after him, better known as the whirling dervishes. In order to convey his message of divine love and unity he threaded together entertaining stories and penetrating homilies. Drawing from folk tales as well as sacred history, Rumi's poem is often funny as well as spiritually profound. Jawid Mojaddedi's sparkling new verse translation of Book One is consistent with the aims of the original work in presenting Rumi's most mature mystical teachings in simple and attractive rhyming couplets. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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The Masnavi, Book Three

Author: Jalal al-Din Rumi

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191641995

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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'Your soul each moment struggles hard with death - Think of your faith as though it's your last breath. Your life is like a purse, and night and day Are counters of gold coins you've put away' Rumi is the greatest mystic poet to have written in Persian, and the Masnavi is his masterpiece. Divided into six books and consisting of some 26,000 verses, the poem was designed to convey a message of divine love and unity to the disciples of Rumi's Sufi order, known today as the Whirling Dervishes. Like the earlier books, Book Three interweaves amusing stories with homilies to instruct pupils in mystical knowledge. It has a special focus on epistemology, illustrated with narratives that involve the consumption of food. This is the first ever verse translation of Book Three of the Masnavi. It follows the original by presenting Rumi's most mature mystical teachings in simple and attractive rhyming couplets.
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Poet Heroines in Medieval French Narrative

Gender and Fictions of Literary Creation

Author: B. Findley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137113065

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 267

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Examining French literature from the medieval period, Findley revises our understanding of medieval literary composition as a largely masculine activity, suggesting instead that writing is seen in these texts as problematically gendered and often feminizing.
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The School of History

Athens in the Age of Socrates

Author: Mark H. Munn

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520929715

Category: History

Page: 537

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History, political philosophy, and constitutional law were born in Athens in the space of a single generation--the generation that lived through the Peloponnesian War (431-404 b.c.e.). This remarkable age produced such luminaries as Socrates, Herodotus, Thucydides, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and the sophists, and set the stage for the education and early careers of Plato and Xenophon, among others. The School of History provides the fullest and most detailed intellectual and political history available of Athens during the late fifth century b.c.e., as it examines the background, the context, and the decisive events shaping this society in the throes of war. This expansive, readable narrative ultimately leads to a new understanding of Athenian democratic culture, showing why and how it yielded such extraordinary intellectual productivity. As both a source and a subject, Thucydides' history of the Peloponnesian War is the central text around which the narrative and thematic issues of the book revolve. Munn re-evaluates the formation of the Greek historiographical tradition itself as he identifies the conditions that prompted Thucydides to write--specifically the historian's desire to guide the Athenian democracy as it struggled to comprehend its future. The School of History fully encompasses recent scholarship in history, literature, and archaeology. Munn's impressive mastery of the huge number of sources and publications informs his substantial contributions to our understanding of this democracy transformed by war. Immersing us fully in the intellectual foment of Athenian society, The School of History traces the history of Athens at the peak of its influence, both as a political and military power in its own time and as a source of intellectual inspiration for the centuries to come. A Main Selection of the History Book Club
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Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture

Author: Gail Ashton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 144116068X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

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With contributions from 29 leading international scholars, this is the first single-volume guide to the appropriation of medieval texts in contemporary culture. Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture covers a comprehensive range of media, including literature, film, TV, comics book adaptations, electronic media, performances, and commercial merchandise and tourism. Its lively chapters range from Spamalot to the RSC, Beowulf to Merlin, computer games to internet memes, opera to Young Adult fiction and contemporary poetry, and much more. Also included is a companion website aimed at general readers, academics, and students interested in the burgeoning field of Medieval afterlives, complete with: - Further reading/weblinks - 'My favourite' guides to contemporary medieval appropriations - Images and interviews - Guide to library archives and manuscript collections - Guide to heritage collection See also our website at https://medievalafterlives.wordpress.com/.
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Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory

Author: Elsie Walker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190219130

Category: Music

Page: 400

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Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory breaks new ground by redirecting the arguments of foundational texts within film theory to film sound tracks. Walker includes sustained analyses of particular films according to a range of theoretical approaches: psychoanalysis, feminism, genre studies, post-colonialism, and queer theory. The films come from disparate temporal and industrial contexts: from Classical Hollywood Gothic melodrama (Rebecca) to contemporary, critically-acclaimed science fiction (Gravity). Along with sound tracks from canonical American films including The Searchers and To Have and Have Not, Walker analyzes independent Australasian films: examples include Heavenly Creatures, a New Zealand film that uses music to empower its queer female protagonists; and Ten Canoes, the first Australian feature film with a script entirely in Aboriginal languages. Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory thus not only calls new attention to the significance of sound tracks, but also focuses on the sonic power of characters representing those whose voices have all too often been drowned out. Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory is both rigorous and accessible to all students and scholars with a grasp of cinematic and musical structures. Moreover, the book brings together film studies, musicology, history, politics, and culture and therefore resonates across the liberal arts.
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Macbeth

ein Trauerspiel

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 136

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Cambridge Translations of Renaissance Philosophical Texts

Moral and Political Philosophy

Author: Jill Kraye

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521426046

Category: Philosophy

Page: 300

View: 8463

The first of a two-volume anthology containing new translations of important works on moral philosophy written during the Renaissance.
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