SUMMARY On Borrowed Wings is the impeccably researched and imaginatively written story of Adele Pietra, a bright and restless girl raised by an unhappy couple in the granite town of Stony Creek, Connecticut. Determined not to follow in ...
Author: Chandra Prasad
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Facing the prospect of a previously arranged marriage, Adele Pietra assumes her late brother's identity and gender when she takes his place at Yale University, where she falls in with a lively crowd of undergraduate boys while confronting her class, ethnicity, and growing feelings for a classmate. A first novel. 35,000 first printing.
Here are my wings for you to wear. You can borrow them for as long as you need to. Why do I need wings? They will help the truth to be told. Don't worry, this isn't going to hurt. I know it looks like it does, but it really doesn't.
Author: Cynthia Dougherty
The back of the same woman looking up at the sky You can't believe what you're seeing. This woman has a pair of wings attached to her back Above her is the saying I wrote that is on the last page of my manuscript.
My favorite section wasn't even my own solo, which was “Hopper,” about a bird that hopped but never took flight; it was “Borrowed Wings,” about two birds that couldn't fly but borrowed someone else's wings. It was a wonderful duet and ...
Author: Donna H. Krasnow
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Daniel Lewis's legacy as a hugely influential choreographer and teacher of modern dance is celebrated in this biography. It showcases the many roles he played in the dance world by organizing his story around various aspects of his work, including his years at the Juilliard School, dancing and touring with the Jose Limon Company, staging Limon's masterpieces around the world, directing his own company (Daniel Lewis Dance Repertory Company), writing and choreographing operas and musicals, and his years as dean of dance at New World School of the Arts. His life has spanned a particular period of growth of modern and contemporary dance, and his biography gives insight into how the artistic and journalistic perspectives on modern dance were influenced by what was occurring in the broader dance and arts communities. The book also offers rarely seen photographs and interviews with unique perspectives on many dance luminaries.
The impulse kept him up as on borrowed wings as far as the enclosure of the park . Then Cosmo Douglas dropped down to earth , ceased to reflect Anne Mountford , and became himself . She on wings which were her own , and borrowed from no ...
Painted before the forms of the geologic reptiles were known , Turner's Dragon guarding the Gardens of the Hesperides has since been remarked to be very like an iguanodon that has borrowed the wings of a pterodactyl .
Nicolasa told me: “We have to get them wings.” I remembered the angels at the chapel and ... I explained to the Mother that I was carrying borrowed wings from the angels to my mother and father. (Díaz Navarrete 2016: 119) Usually the ...
Author: Cecilia Macón
Publisher: Springer Nature
Category: Political Science
This book emphasizes the significance of affects, feelings and emotions in how we think about politics, gender and sexuality in Latin America. Considering the complex and even contradictory social processes that the region is experiencing today, many Latin American authors are turning to affect to find a key to understand our present situation, to revisit our history, and to imagine new possibilities for the future. This tendency has shown such a specificity and sometimes departure from northern productions that it compels us to focus more deeply on its own arguments, methods, and critical contributions. This volume features essays that explore the particularities of Latin American ways of thinking about affect and how they can shed new light into our understanding of, gender, sexuality and politics.
Upon return from his aerial excursions, the shaman gives the borrowed wings back to his auxiliary. The novice must therefore try to establish contact with the kumalak spirit when he drinks tobacco juice and when he sings.
Author: Jeremy Narby
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A survey of five centuries of writings on the world's great shamans-the tricksters, sorcerers, conjurers, and healers who have fascinated observers for centuries. This collection of essays traces Western civilization's struggle to interpret and understand the ancient knowledge of cultures that revere magic men and women-individuals with the power to summon spirits. As written by priests, explorers, adventurers, natural historians, and anthropologists, the pieces express the wonder of strangers in new worlds. Who were these extraordinary magic-makers who imitated the sounds of animals in the night, or drank tobacco juice through funnels, or wore collars filled with stinging ants? Shamans Through Time is a rare chronicle of changing attitudes toward that which is strange and unfamiliar. With essays by such acclaimed thinkers as Claude Lévi-Strauss, Black Elk, Carlos Castaneda, and Frank Boas, it provides an awesome glimpse into the incredible shamanic practices of cultures around the world.
To fly in the sexual sense , for Isadora , means adopting " borrowed wings " that belong to a man in order to fly to a heaven of ecstasy , hence to leave herself behind : “ I wanted to lose myself in a man , to cease to be me , to be ...
she could say no more ; Her mother made reply“ I heard my Alice wish one day That she had wings to flee away And be with ... he seemed to chirp , His notes rang out like a braggart's talk , “ A nauseous worm with a borrowed wing , " ...
To fly in the sexual sense , for Isadora , means adopting “ borrowed wings ” that belong to a man in order to fly to a heaven of ecstasy , hence to leave herself behind : “ I wanted to lose myself in a man , to cease to be me , to be ...