Memorable Quotations

English Writers of the Past

Author: Carol A. Dingle

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595163815

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 244

View: 8162

DOWNLOAD NOW »

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.
Release

Memorable Quotations

Massachusetts Writers of the Past

Author: Carol Dingle

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595194990

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 117

View: 5958

DOWNLOAD NOW »

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.
Release

Memorable Quotations

Famous Teachers of the Past

Author: Diana Dell

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595202225

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 173

View: 1335

DOWNLOAD NOW »

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.
Release

Memorable Quotations

Humorists, Wits, and Satirists of the Past

Author: Diana Dell

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595165958

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

View: 4464

DOWNLOAD NOW »

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.
Release

The Birth of the Past

Author: Zachary S. Schiffman

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421403374

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 3157

DOWNLOAD NOW »

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.
Release

Eminent Outlaws

The Gay Writers Who Changed America

Author: Christopher Bram

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446575984

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

View: 9791

DOWNLOAD NOW »

"Fascinating...fun to read and will be the standard text of the defining era of gay literati." - Philadelphia Inquirer 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.
Release

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Poetry

Author: Fran Brearton,Alan Gillis

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191636754

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 743

View: 3590

DOWNLOAD NOW »

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.
Release

Immortal Words

History's Most Memorable Quotations and the Stories Behind Them

Author: Terry Breverton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780877986

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 6098

DOWNLOAD NOW »

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.'
Release

The Masnavi, Book One

Author: Jalal al-Din Rumi

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191604607

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 7676

DOWNLOAD NOW »

'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.
Release