Drawing on Sontag's journals and letters, which Rieff read after her death, and on the writings about the deaths of other great thinkers, Swimming in a Sea of Death provides a vivid portrait of Sontag in the last year of her life and a ...
Author: David Rieff
Publisher: Granta Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In spring 2004, Susan Sontag was diagnosed with the incurable blood cancer. She had a huge appetite for experience, and a wild, extravagant desire to live. Rieff writes movingly about being by her side during that last year and at her death, and about his own contradictory emotions: his guilt both for not consoling her enough, and for somehow colluding with her in her belief that she could beat the disease. Drawing on Sontag's journals and letters, which Rieff read after her death, and on the writings about the deaths of other great thinkers, Swimming in a Sea of Death provides a vivid portrait of Sontag in the last year of her life and a haunting meditation on mortality.
In much of the interior of Africa , and in the central deserts of Arabia , swimming is
of no use , owing to the general aridity of ... swimming cannot greatly avail , and
the sea will dash to death a thousand men among the floating fragments of the ...
5.4 In expressing the hope for the future when life will prevail over death, Paul
seems to be alluding to Isa. 25.8. There is no explicit indication that he is alluding
to the passage, but it appears very likely since he has already cited the same ...
Author: Paul Han
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
In examining the appropriation of Scripture in 2 Corinthians 4–13, Han argues that the apostle is not only aware of the original contexts of the passages he refers to, but also goes beyond the immediate contexts and brings in the larger context of the Old Testament. In the course of adapting the Scripture, necessary changes of referent occur and Paul appears to use the method of identification in reading the Old Testament. Whether it is Paul himself, the Corinthians or the opponents, various kinds of identification take place with the scriptural writers and the characters mentioned in it. This identification extends even to the point of identifying the Corinthians with the Servant of Isaiah, Jesus and God. From this it is suggested that there is a concept of 'corporate identity' present throughout the chapters, which is also seen in the Old Testament. In many cases Paul's basic thrust is sufficiently clear even without any understanding of scriptural references he makes. This is because Paul often makes a rhetorical use of the Scripture by citing a text at climactic points or near the closing of a section he is developing to strengthen his points, even as he brings in the 'big picture' of the Old Testament.
Here's how her son, David Rieff, in his book Swimming in a Sea of Death,
described the effect of those photos: his mother was “humiliated posthumously by
being 'memorialized' that way in those carnival images of celebrity death taken ...
Author: Wayne Koestenbaum
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Wayne Koestenbaum considers the meaning of humiliation in this eloquent work of cultural critique and personal reflection. The lives of people both famous and obscure are filled with scarlet-letter moments when their dirty laundry sees daylight. In these moments we not only witness the reversibility of "success," of prominence, but also come to visceral terms with our own vulnerable selves. We can't stop watching the scene of shame, identifying with it and absorbing its nearness, and relishing our imagined immunity from its stain, even as we acknowledge the universal, embarrassing predicament of living in our own bodies. With an unusual, disarming blend of autobiography and cultural commentary, noted poet and critic Wayne Koestenbaum takes us through a spectrum of mortifying circumstances—in history, literature, art, current events, music, film, and his own life. His generous disclosures and brilliant observations go beyond prurience to create a poetics of abasement. Inventive, poignant, erudite, and playful, Humiliation plunges into one of the most disquieting of human experiences, with reflections at once emboldening and humane.
Jane Miller) A Tile of Love and Darkness The Queen of Spades Pilgrimage
Clarissa Swimming in a Sea of Death. A Son's Memoir Patrimony and Everyman
On Late Style A Collection of Moments King Lear The Long Life Mementor Mori
Author: Jane Miller
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Ever since I have inhabited old age, I have looked and listened, mostly in vain, for news of what it is like for others who inhabit it too. Naturally, I'm interested in its well-known depredations, the physical and mental ones that people in their forties and fifties so publicly dread. And who would not delight in the theatrical props of old age - the pills and sticks, the shrieking hearing aids and the tricks for countering the loss of names and threads and glasses. But that's not all. I have a fond hope that in old age there may be new kinds of time and of pleasure, perhaps even new kinds of vitality, and that, though we forget and muddle and fail to hear things, there may be moments when we truly understand what's going on for the first time. But then I've always been a late developer.' Deeply thoughtful, wry and resilient, this fascinating and absorbing book about growing older is a life-enhancing look at what all of us - if we are lucky - can aspire to.
Rieff, David, Swimming in a Sea of Death: A Son's Memoir, Granta, London, 2008
. Seymour, Miranda, In My Father's House: Elegy for an Obsessive Love, Simon
and Schuster, London, 2007. Sonnenberg, Susanna, Her Last Death: A Memoir,
Author: Sally Cline
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Fascinating, wide-ranging, hugely knowledgeable - an indispensable guide and a beguiling education William Boyd Packed with insights and advice - just the inspiration to start writing! Jenny Uglow Everyone has a story. This book shows how the best writers tell them, and offers advice on how to tell them yourself. Biographers Sally Cline and Carole Angier teach life writing - an area of creative writing that is exploding in popularity - at the world-famous Arvon Foundation. They have distilled the essence of their popular course on memoir, autobiography and biography into this wide-ranging book. The Arvon Book of Life Writing offers three fascinating ways into the genre. First, reflections on their trade by the authors, exploring its special challenges: truth, memory, ethics, evidence and interpretation. Second, personal tips and tales from 32 top British and American life writers - autobiographers and memoirists, literary, sports and celebrity biographers; plus a critic, an agent, a literary editor, two novelists, and a ghost writer. Third, a practical guide, complete with exercises, designed for use in creative writing courses or by individual writers at home.
lot of traumatic issues that happen, from car accidents, to devastating fires, to death, to health problems. I've been very blessed that [that] hasn't happened to
me or our immediate family on both sides of the family. I'm very proud of the fact
that I ...
Author: Steve Gammill
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Category: Family & Relationships
How do each of us define success? Is it the accumulation of money and stuff? What are our lifes stories? They point directly to the answer. This book is about fourteen people, all living in the same corner of Colorado, some of whom know each other. Would it surprise you to learn that there were fourteen sets of life stories, and fourteen different expressions of nearly the same definition? I was grounded until three unsolicited people came to him and said I was a nice person. They couldnt be my friendsit had to be an adult in the normal course of life going to him and saying, Hey, I saw your son doing something good, an unsolicited good report. Chris said, I have two rules: be on time and play hard. Everything else takes care of itself. Because, if you are not on time, you wont catch the bus, and you wont be with me. I really see myself as an educator more than anything. I like to be able to make a difference, whether its teaching someone how to land an airplane or helping them to understand anything else in life.
He ate a special appetizer of shellfish, then had them bring him two sea perches
so fresh they seemed to be still swimming in the sea. “You're eating without
conviction, Inspector.” “It's true. The fact is, I've got something on my mind.” “The
Author: Andrea Camilleri
Collected in one volume—the first three books in the bestselling Inspector Montalbano mystery series “You either love Andrea Camilleri or you haven’t read him yet. Each novel in this wholly addictive, entirely magical series, set in Sicily and starring a detective unlike any other in crime fiction, blasts the brain like a shot of pure oxygen. Aglow with local color, packed with flint-dry wit, as fresh and clean as Mediterranean seafood — altogether transporting. Long live Camilleri, and long live Montalbano.” A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window American readers were first introduced to Sicily’s inimitable Inspector Salvo Montalbano more than ten years ago. Since then, the detective—and his characteristic mix of humor, cynicism, compassion, and love of good food—has won the affection of crime fiction aficionados and Italophiles alike. With Andrea Camilleri’s last two mysteries appearing on the New York Times bestseller list, it’s clear that interest in the series is at an all time high. Now, Death in Sicily features the Inspector’s first three adventures in one handy volume, offering new readers just the enticement they need to get started.
Indeed , his last delight is to swim vigorously downwards to a deep - sea death ,
just as he had relished the struggle to ... Although London exalted physical vitality
to an abnormal degree ( ' I ' d rather win a water - fight in a swimming pool .
... swimming in a sea of fire. Frank shivers because her room is filled with the
shadows 169 Postscript: Inside Franks Place.
Author: Daton L. Fluker
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
When there is no more room in hell, the dead will walk again. The soul is a recording unit, and through reincarnation, the spirit can possess objects and people. What if someone made a clone of you, 2000 years in the future, and brought your spirit back to life? What if you were a 21stcentury rap superstar who was thrown into the 41stcentury? In the year 4009, the world is in ruins, decaying in endless poverty as the atmosphere slowly withers away. Garbage piles a mile high and the smell from the Walking-is so atrocious it can burn a hole in your lungs like fire melting a hole through solid ice. Daton L. Fluker is one of a million experiments brought back to life as a clone. Conversely, Daton is different from the others. He is the chosen one, who is predestined to bring guidance, hope and new principles to the people of the future. He is the Death Keeper. He is the one who can save them all. About the Author: Author Daton L. Fluker grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and currently lives in Yokohama, Japan. In addition to writing, he teaches English, and he is working towards a degree in Criminal Justice at Axia College., his working on several fictional short stories.Publisher's website: http: //www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/DeathKeepersBiologicalWasteland.htm
If she could see the shore she could start swimming toward safety and not out to sea and certain death. She was also wondering what had happened to her family
. She was praying they would make it to dry land somewhere. She needed to ...
A relatively slight injury to its gills, for instance, will usually cause a shark to bleed
to death. ... wriggled through the scuppers or leaped Over the gunwale, and
plunged into the Sea—to begin a Swim that would end only when they died:
Author: Thomas B. Allen
Publisher: Lyons Press
A look at the way frightening but fragile sharks skates and rays live their lives Z99 a species-by-species account of the worlds principal shark types
On another trip, this time to Israel, we were at the Dead Sea. Cookie thought I
should have the experience of swimming in such salty water. I really did not want
to swim in the Dead Sea because I had a nasty case of athlete's foot and the skin
Author: Dylan Schaffer
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In 2002 Flip Schaffer asked his son to join him in an intensive bread class at a fancy culinary school in New York. At, first, the idea seemed considerably less than half-baked. The two hadn't spent much time together-not since Flip left Dylan and his siblings in the care of their crazy mother thirty years before. Neither knew the first thing about making bread. And, Flip's end-stage lung cancer was expected to kill him long before the class began. But Flip made it. The two spent seven days at the French Culinary Institute becoming artisanal bakers and seven tumultuous nights in a shabby Bowery hotel getting to know each other. And to their mutual astonishment, just in time, they came to something like terms of forgiveness. As moving as it is irreverent, Life, Death & Bialys is about how an imperfect father said goodbye to his son and to his city and how a reluctant son discovered the essence of forgiveness. Dylan Schaffer is the author of the award winning legal thrillers Misdemeanor Man, which won Mystery Ink Magazine's 2004 Gumshoe Award for best debut, and I Right the Wrongs, both of which were Booksense picks. In his spare time he is a criminal defense lawyer who has served as appellate counsel in hundreds of cases ranging from drunk driving to multiple murders. He lives in Oakland, California, with many animals and one wife. Excerpt: Als drait zich arum broit un toit It all comes down to bread and death -Yiddish proverb Flip greets me in the airport lobby. I expect to see some sign that the cancer is taking its toll. But when I find him, he seems fine. He doesn't look like he's dropped any weight. His breathing is normal.... I want to run to him and bury my face in his stomach and bawl into his shirt. I want to tell him how much I miss him and beg him not to go away again. At the same time I am compelled to punch him in the face.
The ability of sperm ( from marine to nonmarine species ) to swim to the egg and
to fertilize it is modulated by calcium ... but inhibition of both NCKX and PMCA
elevates intracellular Ca2 + and stops motility also in sea urchin [ 12 , 13 ) .
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Calcium is a versatile carrier of signals regulating many aspects of cellular activity such as fertilization to create a new life and programmed cell death to end it. Calcium homeostasis is strictly controlled by channels, pumps and exchangers functioning as gates for calcium entry and release. Given that calcium is such a versatile messenger the field of calcium signaling is continuously and rapidly expanding. This book reviews the most recent developments in calcium signaling by leading experts in the field. It is a state-of-the-art summary of our present knowledge in this quickly growing field and provides insight into the impressive progress made in many areas of calcium signaling, while reminding us of how much remains to be learned.
Once again , he was helpless against its power - like being held underwater in
the salty murkiness of a churned - up sea . ... In the past , his sense of sadness
over the loss of his mother had been confined , for the most part , to her death ...
Author: Shyam Selvadurai
Publisher: Penguin Books India
He Sank Silently Under&He Could Make Out Her Legs. He Swam Stealthily Towards Her. When He Was Close, He Reached For Her Legs. At His Touch, She Kicked Out&But He Was Too Quick For Her. It Is 1980 And The Monsoon Season In Sri Lanka. Fourteen-Year-Old Amrith Faces An Uneventful Summer In The Cheerful, Well-To-Do Household In Which He Is Being Raised By His Vibrant Aunty Bundle And Kindly Uncle Lucky. He Tries Not To Think Of His Life Before, When His Loving Mother Was Still Alive. Amrith S Holiday Plans Seem Unpromising Until, Like An Unexpected Shower, His Cousin Arrives From Canada. Amrith S Ordered Life Becomes Storm-Tossed As He Falls In Love With The Boy. Shakespeare S Othello, With Its Powerful Theme Of Disastrous Jealousy, Is The Backdrop To The Drama In Which Amrith Finds Himself Immersed. A Coming Of Age Book For Mature Readers, Swimming In The Monsoon Sea Explores First Love In All Its Complexity And Turmoil.
A year after the death of their son, Dan and Kelly are visiting Aokigahara, the infamous Japanese forest. Dan knows of its past as the place where souls come to die, to commit suicide either through hopelessness, debt, or love. Kelly does not, but all that changes when the forest's ghosts begin to reveal themselves.
... not waves of an infinite black sea , a sea of deathHe was in that sea again . He
thought he had escaped , but here he was in it again - swimming , swimming
against death , but with failing strength , strength that could not much longer keep
The city's decision to reopen the Swope Park Swimming Pool on a non-
segregated basis was received by the Kansas City ... WILLIAM PICKENS Pickens
Mourned: William Pickens, former NAACP official, died at sea aboard the S. S.
Mauretania on April 6 off ... Informed of the death of his former associate, Walter
White said that "American democracy has lost a valued fighter in the death of
The Crisis, founded by W.E.B. Du Bois as the official publication of the NAACP, is a journal of civil rights, history, politics, and culture and seeks to educate and challenge its readers about issues that continue to plague African Americans and other communities of color. For nearly 100 years, The Crisis has been the magazine of opinion and thought leaders, decision makers, peacemakers and justice seekers. It has chronicled, informed, educated, entertained and, in many instances, set the economic, political and social agenda for our nation and its multi-ethnic citizens.
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from taxoos , The sickness , vomiting , & c . , experienced at sea death , and