Pilgrimage has gained momentum Take a turn / take a turn Take our fortune / take our fortune Pilgrimage / Pilgrimage Pilgrimage has gained momentum Take a turn / take a turn Take our fortune / take our fortune Take a turn / take a turn ...
Author: J. Niimi
Publisher: A&C Black
R.E.M.'s debut album, released in 1983, was so far removed from the prevailing trends of American popular music that it still sounds miraculous and out of time today. J. Niimi tells the story of the album's genesis - with fascinating input from Don Dixon and Mitch Easter. He also investigates Michael Stipe's hypnotic, mysterious lyrics, and makes the case for Murmur as a work of Southern Gothic art. EXCEPRT: In the course of an interview that took place some twenty years ago, Michael Stipe made passing reference to an essay that had a deep impact on him. It's what came to his mind when, after having been harangued by fans and journalists alike about Murmur's lyrics, already grown weary from having to continually entertain their broad speculations, he finally threw up his hands. "Anyone who really wants to figure out the words to our songs should probably read this essay, then go back and listen," Stipe told the interviewer. "It talks about how people misinterpret something that's being said, and come up with a little phrase or word that actually defines the essence of what the original was better than the original did." What Stipe was trying to say is that if you want answers to R.E.M., you're not only looking in the wrong place, you're also asking the wrong questions.
... friend might walk toward a friend who from perfect health had by some accident of machinery tottered to him mangled; or as to a friend of wealth who through some false investment had by a turn of fortune's wheel been left penniless; ...
Author: James Lane Allen
Category: Juvenile Fiction
e-artnow presents the Christmas Specials Series. We have selected the greatest Christmas novels, short stories and fairy tales for this joyful and charming holiday season, for all those who want to keep the spirit of Christmas alive with a heartwarming tale. The Doctor's Christmas Eve is a tale of a country doctor from Kentucky who sits the night before Christmas and recollects his various strange cases over the past year and intensely interconnected relationships between his local patients and neighbors.
However, fortune never seemed inclined to take the turn I had hoped for; fortune was as far off as ever, and had in no case given me any opportunity of recovering myself. "A few pounds were the utmost I could at any time muster, ...
Author: Robert E. Howard
Vampires and werewolves have existed alongside humans since antiquity, or at least the tales of them. Reawaken the fear, the dread and the obsession with the creatures of the night with this meticulously edited collection of the greatest horror classics of all time: Vampires: The Vampyre (John William Polidori) Dracula (Bram Stoker) Dracula's Guest (Bram Stoker) Clarimonde (Théophile Gautier) Carmilla (Sheridan Le Fanu) Vikram and the Vampire (Sir Richard Francis Burton) The Vampire (Jan Neruda) Varney the Vampire, or, the Feast of Blood (Thomas PeckettPrest and James Malcolm Rymer) The Vampire of Croglin Grange (Augustus Hare) The Vampire Maid (Hume Nisbet) The Room in the Tower (E. F. Benson) Mrs.Amworth (E. F. Benson) Vampires and Vampirism (Dudley Wright) Werewolves: The Lay of the Were-Wolf (Marie de France) The Wolf Leader (Alexandre Dumas Père) Wagner the Wehr-wolf (George W. M. Reynolds) The Werewolf (Eugene Field) The Man-Wolf (ÉmileErckmann&AlexandreChatrian) The Mark of the Beast (Rudyard Kipling) The Horror-Horn (E. F. Benson) In the Forest of Villefére (Robert E. Howard) Wolfshead (Robert E. Howard) Werewolf of the Sahara (Gladys Gordon Trenery) The Werewolf Howls (Clifford Ball)
Only Huguette remained of all the fellowship, and she turned instinctively to Villon when he crouched over the dying fire. ... But even as he spoke his mirth faded, for a turn of Fortune gave Tristan an opportunity. "My game, sire!
Author: Justin H. McCarthy
If I Were King explores the story of a real-life poet, Francois Villon, who shows impressive character development when given a chance to win his love and save France. The story starts when Villon gets himself in trouble by giving his negative opinions of the king too freely. Unfortunately, King Louis was present in the tavern in disguise, and Villon got arrested. He is made Grand Constable of France for a week as a challenge to do a better job running the kingdom. However, he would be executed after a week of service unless he succeeds in an impossible task. McCarthy maintains suspense till the end of the story keeping the readers curious about Villon and his ability to escape execution and win the woman he loves. As the main character of this historical romance is based on the real-life poet François Villon, it acts as a window to 15th century France under the rule of Louis XI during a time of tension and turmoil between King Louis and the Duke of Burgundy. The Shakespearean undertones used to present the love story of the vagabond poet makes this work a remarkable romance.
... or potatoes — but here closes the limited the sweetest of landscapes : but a turn of the list of avocations affording a chance of gain . road , like that turn of fortune which had wrought Gilbert perceived from his bed of sickness ...
The sudden turns of success , the confusion of the English , their rallying again , the enthusiasm excited by the voice ... and almost turned the fortune of the day , and with the union of the LORD OF THE Isles , to the Maid of Lorn .
Yet mark the turn of Fortune's slipp'ry wheel , Which thousands have , and thousands more inust feel Our little flock - bed from the wintry storm , Will hardly keep my famish'd infants warn ; While the dear partner of my hopes and fears ...
Author: Stephen Jones
Category: English literature
Being an impartial selection of the most exquisite essays and jeux d'esprits, principally prose, that appear in the newspapers and other publications.
... nothing visibly ahead of them , at one time , but an obscure and extremely limited destiny of that kind , though now again , on French favor , and the turn of Fortune's inconstant wheel , they are mounting very high .
From the Confederation Debates it would appear that Macdonald regarded the Charlottetown conference as the turn of fortune. “If it had not been for this fortunate coincidence of events, never, perhaps, for a long series of years would ...
Author: Jacqueline D. Krikorian
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Roads to Confederation: The Making of Canada, 1867 Volume 2 includes material that demonstrates the varied perspectives from the provinces and regions of Canada and the viewpoints of officials in Great Britain and the United States and significant works by scholars that question whether Confederation was truly a formative event.
Author: Jerome Jordan PollittPublish On: 1986-06-12
Thousands of Greeks flocked to the new cities , great and small , of the Hellenistic East to seek their fortunes . In these new communities there ... There was always the thought that one might experience a spectacular turn of fortune .
Author: Jerome Jordan Pollitt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This 1986 book is an interpretative history of Greek art during the Hellenistic period.