“In days of old when men were bold,' he began on the 'Ballad of Eskimo Nell', a
song with few redeeming features except that it was very rude, very loud, and
very, very long. The Rat put a huge hand on Glade's shoulder and pushed him
Author: Kerry Greenwood
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Ten years after a terrible accident that stripped the earth with laser burns seven kilometres wide and brought an end to most of human civilisation, patches of settlement still survive. One is the University, which maintains a population and a structure and now has time and resources to find out what happened to some of its students, sold as slaves, while the University was ruled by a despot. Bran assembles a group, including a very cautious thief, twin girls and the strong man Mill the Hill, as well as Swart, a brother of one of the lost slaves. They set out for their first mission by train, for a place now called The Rat's Town, where Bran meets a transmitting empath called Scathe, who joins the group as they go further; first to find the lightning maker, the Stormbringer and then, further still, to return to find that their minds are not their own, and that their very worst nightmares are becoming very real indeed.
Mike Williams, Rugby Song Cassettes Unlimited, Colyton, Devon 'Eskimo Nell'
must be the work of Robert Service, who composed many ballads set around the
Yukon. My copy ofhis Balladsof Cheechako, includes titles such as 'The Ballad ...
Author: Andy Simpson
Publisher: Hachette UK
Why is bureaucracy known as red, not yellow or blue tape? What is haywire and why do we go it? Why is a yawn infection? Who was Parker and why is he so Nosy? These are just some of the burning issues that have been exercising the minds of Daily Mail readers in recent years, and 1001 of the most entertaining have been reproduced in this bumper collection. Not all of the questions featured will have been nagging away at you for years - the scrap metal value of the Eiffel Tower, for example; and some of the answers throw up intriguing alternatives (does the expression "peg out" have its origins in the game of cribbage or in grave digging practices?); but for those who are inveterate devourers of trivia teasers and fascinating facts, The Daily Mail's Answers to Correspondents is a veritable feast.
The group chimed along with Kevin as the Ballad of Eskimo Nell progressed to its
glorious climax. “Now!” Snow Goose said. Her eyes rolled up, her lips moved,
Dah dee dah dee dah diddity dee— “Inua of my Ancestors! We fight to keep your
Author: Larry Niven
Publisher: Tor Books
The Barsoom Project is the direct sequel to 1981's Dream Park. Eviane's first visit to the-state-of-art amusement arena Dream Park ended in disaster: the special effects had seemed more real than life... until the holograms she was shooting with live ammunition turned out to be solid flesh and blood... and very, very dead. Haunted by the past, rebounding from a lengthy spell in a mental hospital, she has returned to Dream Park to exorcise a nightmare that has become reality. But in Dream Park, nothing is what it seems. The Inuit mythology controlling the images is part of a "Fat Ripper Special" designed to implant new behavioral memes. The players are struggling against the game master, one another, and their own demons. And there is a killer who wants to ensure Eviane never regains her memory...noo matter what it costs. Blending together hard science fiction with topical RPG-like fantasy games, The Barsoom Project is SF at the cutting edge and a classic creation from two of the genre's most beloved writers. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
... material to the festival. This is expected to include selections from Rochester's
The Imperfect Enjoyment, Norman Mailer's Why Are We in Vietnam? and the ballad Eskimo Nell. Other items are Flossie, A Venus of Fifteen, Portnoy's
Author: John Docker
Publisher: Kerr Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
John Docker grew up in Bondi, the son of Communist parents, his mother Jewish from the East End of London and his father of Irish descent. His Bondi is not the site of sunny mindlessness but rather a place of intense immigrant and political life. This book traces his often comic experiences at Bondi Wellington Primary School and Randwick Boys High School. At the University of Sydney from 1963, he became a teenage Leavisite and participated in the anarchistic New Left. With Ann Curthoys he travelled on the Hippie Trail through Asia to London, which became for both the scene of what Gorky referred to as the University of Life.
A stack of stanzas would be better; but failing that, one stanza is the necessary
minimum. By that measure, the author of the scurrilous 'Ballad of Eskimo Nell'
was a poet but Jack London was not. They both wrote poems about the deadly ...
Author: Clive James
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Category: Literary Collections
Clive James is one of our finest critics and best-loved cultural voices. He is also a prize-winning poet. Since he was first enthralled by the mysterious power of poetry, he has been a dedicated student. In fact, for him, poetry has been nothing less than the occupation of a lifetime, and in this book he presents a distillation of all he's learned about the art form that matters to him most. With his customary wit, delightfully lucid prose style and wide-ranging knowledge, James explains the difference between the innocuous stuff that often passes for poetry today and a real poem: the latter being a work of unity that insists on being heard entire and threatens never to leave the memory. A committed formalist and an astute commentator, he offers close and careful readings of individual poems and poets (from Shakespeare to Larkin, Keats to Pound), and in some case second readings or re-readings late in life - just to be sure he wasn't wrong the first time! Whether discussing technical details of metaphorical creativity or simply praising his five favourite collections of all time, he is never less than captivating.
The two examples were the epic poem of Dead - Eye Dick and Eskimo Nell , and the ballad of the airman , to which I have already referred . The epic poem is
usually given its simplest title , “ Eskimo Nell ” . It is written as a form of parody of
Die Beiden Grenadieren , “ John Henry ” , whole rafts of Scots border ballads , “ The Ballad of Eskimo Nell ” . . . and , of course , “ The Friggin ' Falcon , ” which I
first heard in Chicago in Robert ' s suite in 1962 , and memorized a couple of
Author: David Drake
A startling large number of first-rate science fiction writers claim Rudyard Kipling as their spiritual ancestor. So many, that it is impossible to fit all of them in a single volume. Here then is a further tribute from the masters to the master of them all.
38 On the popular balladeer Robert W . Service , see http : / / www .
robertwservice . com / . p . 39 For the most thorough account of ' The Ballad of Eskimo Nell ' , see http : / / en . wikipedia . org / wiki / Eskimo _ Nell . p . 40 On
Derek Humphry ...
Author: John Sutherland
Publisher: Profile Books(GB)
John Sutherland looks at the books (and a few films, songs and other things) which have shaped his life .
Proceedings of the 13th International Folk Ballad Conference, Centre for English
Cultural Tradition and Language, ... of the photocopied items documented to date
also exist in the oral tradition ( see , for example , the version of ' Eskimo Nell ' ...
Often useful to know how long , say “ The Ballad of Eskimo Nell takes — well ,
never mind that , ma'm . Anyhow , then I started hyperventilating . Do that a while
and you get the doggonedest symptoms . When my body chemistry was way off ...
But they are also just one of the myriad facetious ephemera which serve to
cement the human community , along with winks , limericks , backslaps , rounds
of drinks , and the Ballad of Eskimo Nell . Also , the sick joke serves a special
Embarrassed , in those innocent pre - Chatterley days , by Belphebe ' s presence
, Shea cannot remember anything but The Ballad of Eskimo Nell . Redfaced , he
ploughs through it , leaving the monster stupefied and Belphebe intrigued .
The hall was packed , as if word had leaked out that Lola Montez would be
tightropewalking nude over the audience while Jenny Lind sang all eighty - six
verses of “ The Ballad of Eskimo Nell ' . Every branch of science was represented
, for ...
Author: Charles Prepolec
Publisher: Edge Science Fiction & Fantasy Pub
The fabled tin dispatch box of Dr. John H. Watson opens to reveal eleven all new tales of mystery and dark fantasy. Sherlock Holmes, master of deductive reasoning, confronts the irrational, the unexpected and the fantastic in the weird worlds of the Gaslight Grimoire.
644 87 The ballad of Eskimo Nell , 88 . 176 87 The man in the goodwill bin , 88 .
177 Tern Press 81 The nine herbs charm , 81 - 4 . 638 81 Return to the abode of
love , 814 . 639 81 The hountyng of the Chivyat , 814 . 640 81 The Gospel ...
As well as a page devoted to censorship, including the editors' justification,
Volume 16.3 reserved the bottom half of the back page for the 49 rhyming
couplets of the obscene ballad 'Eskimo Nell', topped by a half-page photo of a
Author: Nicole Moore
Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press
The first comprehensive examination of Australian book censorship, this enlightening and enthralling discussion is based on Nicole Moore's discovery of the secret "censor's library" in the National Archives. Combining scholarship with the narrative tension of a thriller, the book exposes the scandalous history of censorship in Australia. Built and maintained to ensure the books it held were not read--from the "Kama Sutra "to Lawrence's "Lady Chatterley's Lover "and Joyce's "Ulysses--"the censor's library was kept to negate the function of libraries: 793 boxes kept safe and intact for six decades. Through courtroom dramas and internecine bureaucracy, stolen libraries and police raids, authorial scandals and moral panics, this is a provocative account on a subject that continues to attract heated debate.