He noted that hot weather is good, because when more people use electricity, more water gets released from the dams, so there's more current, ...
Author: Mark Spitzer
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Fisherman Mark Spitzer takes readers on an action-packed investigation of the most fierce and fearsome freshwater grotesques of the American West ever to inspire both hatred and fascination. Through the lenses of history, folklore, biology, ecology, and politics, Beautifully Grotesque Fish of the American West depicts the environmental destruction plaguing the most maligned creatures in our midst while subtly interweaving Spitzer’s experiences of personal tragedy and self-discovery. Join Spitzer as he noodles for flathead catfish in Oklahoma, snags paddlefish in Missouri, trotline- and electro-fishes American eels in Arkansas, studies razorback suckers in Arizona, bounty hunts for pikeminnows in Washington State, attends a burbot festival in Utah, stirs up Asian carp in Kansas, and breaks the state record for the largest yellow bullhead ever caught in Nebraska. By examining freakish links in a vital chain and working with specialists in the field, Spitzer portrays a planet in environmental crisis and dispels the illusion that our actions don’t result in long-term, toxic consequences. Spitzer offers models for fisheries and provides other sources of hope in this informative epic of redemption that ultimately celebrates the wild and resilient beauty and remaining possibilities of the American West. Watch a book trailer. Visit the Where in the West is Mark Spitzer? blog series for additional reading and a look at more photographs not included in the book.
... CA”); and when he wants to quiet the man making noise in the psychiatric ... like Ben, can control the weather and there are hints of this as well.
Author: Peg Aloi
Category: Performing Arts
HBO’s Carnivàle was a critically-acclaimed, elaborate period narrative set in Depression era America that set the stage for the current explosion of cinematic storytelling on television. Despite an ambitious and unusual storyline, remarkable production design and stellar cast, the show was cancelled after only two seasons. No other television series has been so steeped in history, spirituality and occultism, and years later it retains a cult-like following. This collection of fresh essays explores the series through a diverse array of topics, from visual aesthetics to tarot symbolism to sexuality to the portrayal of deformity.
... here to - day and gone to - morrow — which drove us under the lee of Flimen ,
where , by good luck , we brought up . ... in good weather — but we made shift
always to run the gauntlet of the Moskoe - ström itself without accident ; although
transport goods and people, is limited. ... A mist shrouded its entire being, yet no weather conditions that would contribute to the formation of a fog were ...
Author: Charles Prepolec
Publisher: EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
THE MONSTERS ARE DUE ON BAKER STREET! Between the shadowy realms of fear and the unforgiving glare of science lies a battleground of unspeakable horror. In vile alleyways with blood-slick cobblestones, impenetrable fog, and the wan glow of gaslight, lurk the inhuman denizens of nightmare. CAN REASON PREVAIL WHEN ELIMINATING THE IMPOSSIBLE IS NO LONGER AN OPTION? Faced with his worst fears, Sherlock Holmes has his faith in the science of observation and deduction shaken to the core in 13 all-new tales of terror from today's modern masters of the macabre!
... too light for this weather, but I'm constantly getting compliments on it. Some people even ask me where I bought it. The people here really dress well.
Author: Natsuo Kirino
Publisher: Random House
Two prostitutes are murdered in Tokyo. Twenty years previously both women were educated at the same elite school for young ladies, and had seemingly promising futures ahead of them. But in a world of dark desire and vicious ambition, for both women, prostitution meant power. Grotesque is a masterful and haunting thriller, a chilling exploration of women's secret lives in modern day Japan.
A Grotesque Romance H. G. Wells Matthew Beaumont ... Should he remark that the weather was very cold for the time of the year?
Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher: Oxford University Press
In the midst of a snowstorm, a stranger arrives in an English country inn, seeking solitude. Soon, inexplicable goings-on at the Coach and Horses bring fear to the village. Two very different men - the scholarly Dr Kemp and gentleman-of-the-road Thomas Marvel - are drawn into terrible events beyond their understanding. A man named Griffin has defied the laws of nature, and is about to embark on a reign of terror. For he is ... The Invisible Man.
... never looked one in the face or appeared aware of the state of the weather". ... see how it is at all possible for such a person to write good poetry.
Author: Michael Hollington
Category: Literary Criticism
First published in 1984, this title examines the development of a special rhetoric in Dickens’ work, which, by using grotesque effects, challenged the complacency of his middle-class Victorian readers. The study begins by exploring definitions of the grotesque and moves on to look at three key aspects that particularly impacted on Dickens’ imagination: popular theatre (especially pantomime), caricature, and the tradition of the Gothic novel. Michael Hollington traces the development of Dickens’ application of the grotesque from his early work to his late novels, showing how its use becomes more subtle. Hollington’s title greatly enhances our appreciation of Dickens’ technique, showing the skill with which he used the grotesque to undermine stereotyped responses and encourage his readership to challenge their context.
Author: Martha Whitmore HickmanPublish On: 2018-05-17
... mounting horror—every detail, but delivered as factually as the evening weather report. ... In the mirror, her face looked grotesque, her eyes too big ...
Author: Martha Whitmore Hickman
Publisher: Untreed Reads
The Randalls are "the nice family down the street": close-knit, resilient, facing day-to-day conflicts and gradual change, with the shared love and deep understanding that has seen them through the years. Laura Randall and her professor husband, Trace, are proud of their accomplishments, even as they try to balance their own identities with increasingly independent children and while caring for their aging parents. Their college-age sons, Bart and Philip, see the family as a reassuring touchstone as they begin building their adult lives. And for independent, vivacious, sixteen-year-old Annie, the Randalls' only daughter, the family is both a much-loved support, and an obstacle, as she struggles to discover her own awakening dreams and needs.
Joan stared at him, but before she could say anything, he yelled to her, "Mmmm-
mmmm, horseradishy-good! ... If you have recently eaten a large meal or are
already feeling a bit under the weather, it is probably best for you to skip the next
few pages or at least grab a barf bag now, while you have the time and ... Not to
denigrate this fine magazine, but educated people HP I'HE STENCH of sulphur
The long-legged ones are the lightning, the short ones the thunder. Haha ... Grotesque! ... The weather's nice, Captain, sir. Look, a beautiful, hard, ...
Author: Craig S. Walker
Publisher: Broadview Press
The Broadview Anthology of Drama: Plays from the Western Theatre is a chronological presentation of 43 plays in two volumes, ranging from the ancient theatre world to the present day. Each chapter focuses on a specific period and begins with an insightful introduction sketching the historical and theatrical landscape of that period. Contextualization for each play is provided through a thorough account of the literary and dramatic background of the play along with clear and comprehensive annotation. In addition, the editors have provided a glossary of terms used in the anthology to better equip students with a vocabulary for discussing the world of the stage.
Indeed, on a daily basis, we are confronted with excessive consumption, excessive crimes, and even excessive weather. But what does it mean to be excessive?
Author: Justin Edwards
Category: Literary Criticism
Grotesque provides an invaluable and accessible guide to the use (and abuse) of this complex literary term. Justin D. Edwards and Rune Graulund explore the influence of the grotesque on cultural forms throughout history, with particular focus on its representation in literature, visual art and film. The book: presents a history of the literary grotesque from Classical writing to the present examines theoretical debates around the term in their historical and cultural contexts introduce readers to key writers and artists of the grotesque, from Homer to Rabelais, Shakespeare, Carson McCullers and David Cronenberg analyses key terms such as disharmony, deformed and distorted bodies, misfits and freaks explores the grotesque in relation to queer theory, post-colonialism and the carnivalesque. Grotesque presents readers with an original and distinctive overview of this vital genre and is an essential guide for students of literature, art history and film studies.
If garrets ( or rather cock - lofts ) are very indifferently furnished ; but they are
rooms which few people regard now , unless to lay lumber in . ... they to the wind
and weather , the covering you extend over a sufficient period of time to know
must decay faster than ... The general average way , and when ?? rent day
comes I must of life among males of all occupations is see and discharge it as well as I can .
The archéveché61 looked charming; the weather was good, Alix de Rothschild ... some very like S.S. & S.A.64 men: playing Petrouchka they were grotesque: a ...
Author: Isaiah Berlin
Publisher: Random House
Category: Literary Collections
'People are my landscape', Isaiah Berlin liked to say, and nowhere is the truth of this observation more evident than in his letters. He is a fascinated watcher of human beings in all their variety, and revels in describing them to his many correspondents. His letters combine ironic social comedy and a passionate concern for individual freedom. His interpretation of political events, historical and contemporary, and his views on how life should be lived, are always grounded in the personal, and his fiercest condemnation is reserved for purveyors of grand abstract theories that ignore what people are really like. This second volume of Berlin's letters takes up the story when, after war service in the United States, he returns to life as an Oxford don. Against the background of post-war austerity, the letters chart years of academic frustration and self-doubt, the intellectual explosion when he moves from philosophy to the history of ideas, his growing national fame as broadcaster and lecturer, the publication of some of his best-known works, his election to a professorship, and his reaction to knighthood. These are the years, too, of momentous developments in his private life: the bachelor don's loss of sexual innocence, the emotional turmoil of his father's death, his courtship of a married woman and transformation into husband and stepfather. Above all, these revealing letters vividly display Berlin's effervescent personality - often infuriating, but always irresistible.
They had heard grotesque tales from the Baillie Island Inuit about the ... An Incantation for Good Weather They have gone , it is said , the people who ...
Author: Penny Petrone
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
A classic anthology that combines the rich oral tradition of Northern Canadian Inuit as well as their more recent English writing. Petrone links the cultural past of arctic peoples with its present day expression.
... morrow - which drove us under the lee of Flimen , where , by good luck , we
brought up . “ I could not tell you the twentieth part of the difficulties we
encountered on the ground ' - it is a bad spot to be in , even in good weather —
but we made ...
Good God, man, you're white as a sheet! WOYZECK: A poor devil, sir, that's what I am ... Nice weather we're having, sir. The sky has such a nice, solid, ...
Author: Georg Buchner
Publisher: Penguin UK
Collected in this volume are powerful dramas and psychological fiction by the nineteenth-century iconoclast now recognized as a major figure of world literature. Also included are selections from Büchner's letters and philosophical writings.