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A Naked Tree

Author : Joy Davidman
ISBN : 9780802872883
Genre : Poetry
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Although best known as C. S. Lewis's wife, Joy Davidman was a gifted writer herself who produced, among other things, two novels and an award-winning volume of poetry in her short lifetime. The first comprehensive collection of Davidman's poetry, A Naked Tree includes the poems that originally appeared in her Letter to a Comrade (1938), forty other published poems, and more than two hundred previously unpublished poems that came to light in a remarkable 2010 discovery. Of special interest is Davidman's sequence of forty-five love sonnets to C. S. Lewis, which offer stunning evidence of her spiritual struggles with regard to her feelings for Lewis, her sense of God's working in her lonely life, and her mounting frustration with Lewis for keeping her at arm's length emotionally and physically. Readers of these Davidman poems -- arranged chronologically by Don King -- will discover three recurring, overarching themes: God, death, and immortality; politics, including capitalism and communism; and (the most by far) romantic, erotic love. This volume marks Joy Davidman as a figure to be reckoned with in the landscape of twentieth-century American poetry.

The Naked Tree

Author : Wan-sŏ Pak
ISBN : UVA:X004117510
Genre : Fiction
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Naked Trees

Author : John Terpstra
ISBN : 1894987659
Genre : Poetry
File Size : 83. 80 MB
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Naked Trees is a meditation on urban trees. It explores the life and death of these trees and the people who live with them. We see the trees through the eyes of a child, who finds her tree friendly and inviting, or view the tre's life through the thoughts of a leaf, promised flight, but denied it by the capricious wind. Terpstra finishes the collection with a section on varieties, composed of poems on individual tree types such as prunus serotina and utility pole.

English Synonyms Explained

Author : George Crabb
ISBN : IOWA:31858004839209
Genre : English language
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Bamboo Among The Oaks

Author : Mai Neng Moua
ISBN : 9780873516556
Genre : Literary Collections
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Of an estimated twelve million ethnic Hmong in the world, more than 200,000 live in the United States today, most of them refugees of the Vietnam War and the civil war in Laos. Their numbers make them one of the largest recent immigrant groups in our nation. Today, significant Hmong populations can be found in California, Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Michigan, and Colorado, and St. Paul boasts the largest concentration of Hmong residents of any city in the world. In this groundbreaking anthology, first- and second-generation Hmong Americans -- the first to write creatively in English -- share their perspectives on being Hmong in America. In stories, poetry, essays, and drama, these writers address the common challenges of immigrants adapting to a new homeland: preserving ethnic identity and traditions, assimilating to and battling with the dominant culture, negotiating generational conflicts exacerbated by the clash of cultures, and developing new identities in multiracial America. Many pieces examine Hmong history and culture and the authors' experiences as Americans. Others comment on issues significant to the community: the role of women in a traditionally patriarchal culture, the effects of violence and abuse, the stories of Hmong military action in Laos during the Vietnam War. These writers don't pretend to provide a single story of the Hmong; instead, a multitude of voices emerge, some wrapped up in the past, others looking toward the future, where the notion of "Hmong American" continues to evolve. In her introduction, editor Mai Neng Moua describes her bewilderment when she realized that anthologies of Asian American literature rarely contained even one selection bya Hmong American. In 1994, she launched a Hmong literary journal, Paj Ntaub Voice, and in the first issue asked her readers "Where are the Hmong American voices?" Eight years later, this collection -- containing selections from the journal as well as new submissions -- offers a chorus of voices from a vibrant and creative community of Hmong American writers from across the United States.

Dr William Smith S Dictionary Of The Bible

Author : Horatio Balch Hackett
ISBN : UVA:X004124059
Genre : Bible
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The Forty Rules Of Love

Author : Elif Shafak
ISBN : 1101189940
Genre : Fiction
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Listen to Elif Shafak's The Forty Rules of Love reviewed on NPR In this lyrical, exuberant follow-up to her 2007 novel, The Bastard of Istanbul, acclaimed Turkish author Elif Shafak unfolds two tantalizing parallel narratives—one contemporary and the other set in the thirteenth century, when Rumi encountered his spiritual mentor, the whirling dervish known as Shams of Tabriz—that together incarnate the poet's timeless message of love. Ella Rubenstein is forty years old and unhappily married when she takes a job as a reader for a literary agent. Her first assignment is to read and report on Sweet Blasphemy, a novel written by a man named Aziz Zahara. Ella is mesmerized by his tale of Shams's search for Rumi and the dervish's role in transforming the successful but unhappy cleric into a committed mystic, passionate poet, and advocate of love. She is also taken with Shams's lessons, or rules, that offer insight into an ancient philosophy based on the unity of all people and religions, and the presence of love in each and every one of us. As she reads on, she realizes that Rumi's story mir­rors her own and that Zahara—like Shams—has come to set her free.

English Synonymes Explained In Alphabetical Order

Author : George Crabb
ISBN : OSU:32435009707910
Genre : Synonyms
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The 8th Heaven

Author : Naim Hasan
ISBN : 9781425978365
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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This book carries you into a deep human spirit into one human soul. It gives you a deep look at human life; in its past, present, and future. This book is a good screenplay. It helps you to find yourself, in life, and to let you know who you are as a human soul. The Eighth Heaven will demonstrate that to you, the book will also tell you that the aliens have a great power of energy and a great sense of direction; in the human soul, as well as life and it demonstrates which way the worlds should go in the human deepest soul. It tells you how the heart can take on an evil soul; how your good soul can change into evil. The beast, called Eve, a.k.a. Lucifer is an evil spirit. We all have some Eve in us, but if we let evil spirits turn our hearts, minds, and souls into animals, then we have lost our human soul. This book also talks about how the land lords and the masters come down on Earth from the eighth heaven to help Adam kill Eve. After six thousand years, and after the death of Christ, Adam is to build up good human souls on Earth. We all have some animal instinct. Sometimes, that instinct can take over our entire bodies, including our minds and souls. If we do not learn how to control that animal within us, the animal will be in control. We will no longer have control over our souls, minds, or bodies. The book also talks about how the god's angel is in control in the eighth heaven. The gods have the power to change our souls back to good. The god's angels, masters, and lords have a duty to carry out with their power, whether it is earth, wind, fire, or water. They have that power in God's world today.

The Giving Tree

Author : Shel Silverstein
ISBN : 9780061965104
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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This year, as The Giving Tree turns fifty, this timeless classic is available for the first time ever in ebook format. This digital edition will allow young readers and lifelong fans to continue the legacy and love of a household classic that will now reach an even wider audience. Never before have Shel Silverstein's children's books appeared in a format other than hardcover. Since it was first published fifty years ago, Shel Silverstein's poignant picture book for readers of all ages has offered a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return. Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, and of classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit. Supports the Common Core State Standards.

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