A chronicle of violent fury and compassion, written when Surrealism was still vigorous and doing battle with psychotic "reality," The Journal of Albion Moonlight is the American monument to engagement.
Tales of Moonlight and Rain alludes to the belief that mysterious beings appear on cloudy, rainy nights and in mornings with the lingering moon. In "Shiramine," the vengeful ghost of the former emperor Sutoku reassumes the role of king; in "The Chrysanthemum Vow," a faithful revenant fulfills a promise; "The Kibitsu Cauldron" tells a tale of spirit possession; and in "The Carp of My Dreams," a man straddles the boundaries between the waking world and dream. Akinari's masterful combination of phrases from Japanese classics with creatures from Chinese and Japanese fiction and lore lend the collection its eerie beauty. This translation skillfully maintains the allure and complexity of Akinari's original prose.
Allrich promotes cooking with the intention of gravitating toward the nourishment the body needs most. The book includes lunar menus, 120 recipes, tips for using herbs magickally, and more.
Presented in the style of traditional folktales of India and Europe Chanda finds herself reduced to a servant in her stepmother's house when her mother dies and her father marries again. All the lonely girl can do is seek peace walking along the near-by river and gazing into the magical mirror her mother left her as a parting gift. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.
Director and screenwriter Michael Mann is the creative force behind such movies as Last of the Mohicans and Ali. Markedly reticent, Mann prefers that his personal background remain an enigma, but his disparate films contain clear and consistent messages. One of Mann's focuses is on the Information Age. He addresses the nature of modern communication, its use to manipulate and coerce, and the resultant subjugation of truth. The perils inherent in modern technology and communication stand in stark contrast to the power of symbolic and oral exchange, the trusted medium of Mann's protagonists. This critical exploration of the films of Michael Mann examines his recurring focus on the nature of modern communication and information and their effect on the individual and society. Mann's films highlight the struggle to maintain a connection to reality in a world where information is a commodity manipulated and abused by forces that exert increasing control over its content and dissemination. Each chapter examines one of Mann's films--including Manhunter, The Keep, Last of the Mohicans, The Insider and Ali--in which the protagonist longs for a sense of human connection but is pitted against forces that devalue and destroy individuality. Photographs illustrate specific moments from the films. A bibliography and an index are included.
The battle over the fate of sixteenth-century England continues as the evil Unseleighe Sidhe, under the dark leadership of Vidal, continue their plans to prevent Elizabeth's rise to the throne.
This 1999 book is a comprehensive introduction to Beethoven's most popular piano sonata, and Opp. 27 and 31.
BOOK FOUR IN THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED MARJORIE McCLELLAND MYSTERY SERIES It’s 1935—mystery writer Marjorie McClelland and her new husband, millionaire Creighton Ashcroft, have sailed to a secluded island near Bermuda for a romantic getaway. Instead they find the Ashcroft vacation home filled—to Creighton’s horror—with his family. The honeymoon is most definitely over when one of the group is found murdered. Can Marjorie untangle the multiple motives and family turmoil to find the killer among them?
Bruce Dawe is Australia's most popular and widely studied poet. This first full-scale critical study of his poetry to date reveals a richly complex and varied poet. Dennis Haskell argues that the widespread view of Dawe as a social satirist is limiting, and that Dawe is a more imaginative and lyrical poet than he has been given credit for, as the title "Attuned to Alien Moonlight" indicates.Daw'es apparent topicality and ease of access hides deeper, more mysterious, and more Romantic elements in his work. Haskell analyses well-known and some quite unknown poems in order to build up a picture of Dawe's poetry as a whole, and his chapters approach Dawe from some surprising perspectives - for example in relation to Asia and as a love poet.Aimed at both students of Dawe's work and the general literary reader, the book places Dawe in the context of Australian poetry and cultural values, and in relation to the larger traditions of poetry in English. It includes a substantial bibliography and a comprehensive chronology.
Only five years old, Saria has always wanted to learn to hunt, to help provide food for her simple peasant family living in Castle Town. But one trip into the forest changes her life. Bitten by a werewolf, Saria now turns into a wolf every time the moon comes out, and she must keep her transformation a secret from everyone but her family. When she is eighteen, the snobby Prince William, son of King Edmund and Queen Abigale, is kidnapped by a huge black dragon during his eighteenth birthday celebration. Saria grudgingly understands she’s the only one who stands a chance of rescuing him with her unusual wolf powers. For the sake of her kingdom, she embarks on a harrowing journey into griffin-infested wilderness, gets lost in dwarven mines, and is led astray by evil unicorns just to save a man she hates. As she risks her own life several times throughout the mission, Saria wonders if she will be able to save William, or if she will be too late?
Megan Carter is a normal seventeen-year-old who has life at her feet. She has a loving family, a beautiful home on the Isle of Man, and the dream of running her own business. When tragedy strikes, it throws her world into a spiral of grief, ending everything she has ever known. Along comes Reyde Maxwell, a handsome eighteen-year-old who sweeps her off her feet. Finding love at the right time eases her pain, until heartbreak looms once again when he and his family leave for a life in Spain. Feeling betrayed and lost, Megan's friends Lucy and Mark help her pick up the pieces and rebuild her life. Five years later, fate intervenes, leading the three of them to Benalmadena to a new life of their own and new beginnings. What she didn't anticipate, Reyde was about to appear at every turn. Reopening old wounds that if she were honest had never healed, and he has his sights set firmly on recapturing her heart.
A mysterious and evil presence seizes Westmont, Illinois, making the once peaceful town a place of violence and despair. A small group of individuals must uncover the mystery.
Two lifelong friends. One last chance to become something more. Beautiful widow Philippa throws a party for the new Earl of Dane, a younger friend she’s known for decades. As the servants clear away the remnants of the celebration, the two companions step out onto the terrace where Philippa asks for Dane’s opinion of the man she’s about to marry. As Dane takes in the appearance of his friend in the moonlight, he realizes Philippa’s fiancé is all wrong for her. He doesn’t care that she’s older and a widow. Dane wants her for himself, and Philippa doesn't mind the suggestion one bit. Moonlight is a friends-to-lovers Regency romance novella. If you like steamy sex, well-developed characters, and authentic emotions, then you’ll love Carolyn Jewel’s passionate holiday story. Buy Moonlight today to watch friendship become much more intimate!
"A paranormal tribute to the moonlight. Elena Peeters is the model on the cover. Paul Dale Roberts has included some paranormal articles from his investigative work with Haunted Paranormal Investigations International. Three interviews with entrepreneurs. Poetry."--Website.
Summer, 1914. As the countdown to WWI begins, Clara, a passionate young London wife, discovers that her husband is having an affair. But when Clara also begins a relationship, she has to fight against the conventions of society and her own conscience so that she can really find love.
The first woman elected superintendent of schools in Rowan County, Kentucky, Cora Wilson Stewart (1875--1958) realized that a major key to overcoming the illiteracy that plagued her community was to educate adult illiterates. To combat this problem, Stewart opened up her schools to adults during moonlit evenings in the winter of 1911. The result was the creation of the Moonlight Schools, a grassroots movement dedicated to eliminating illiteracy in one generation. Following Stewart's lead, educators across the nation began to develop similar literacy programs; within a few years, Moonlight Schools had emerged in Minnesota, South Carolina, and other states. Cora Wilson Stewart and Kentucky's Moonlight Schools examines these institutions and analyzes Stewart's role in shaping education at the state and national levels. To improve their literacy, Moonlight students learned first to write their names and then advanced to practical lessons about everyday life. Stewart wrote reading primers for classroom use, designing them for rural people, soldiers, Native Americans, prisoners, and mothers. Each set of readers focused on the knowledge that individuals in the target group needed to acquire to be better citizens within their community. The reading lessons also emphasized the importance of patriotism, civic responsibility, Christian morality, heath, and social progress. Yvonne Honeycutt Baldwin explores the "elusive line between myth and reality" that existed in the rhetoric Stewart employed in order to accomplish her crusade. As did many educators engaged in benevolent work during the Progressive Era, Stewart sometimes romanticized the plight of her pupils and overstated her successes. As she traveled to lecture about the program in other states interested in addressing the problem of illiteracy, she often reported that the Moonlight Schools took one mountain community in Kentucky "from moonshine and bullets to lemonade and Bibles." All rhetoric aside, the inclusive Moonlight Schools ultimately taught thousands of Americans in many under-served communities across the nation how to read and write. Despite the many successes of her programs, when Stewart retired in 1932, the crusade against adult illiteracy had yet to be won. Cora Wilson Stewart presents the story of a true pioneer in adult literacy and an outspoken advocate of women's political and professional participation and leadership. Her methods continue to influence literacy programs and adult education policy and practice.
“An epic and ambitious mystery set against the vast backdrop of Central Australia, where indigenous and white people live side by side in an uneasy truce” (Vogue). Emily Tempest, part aboriginal and part white, is back in Moonlight Downs after a long absence. She left to get an education and travel abroad, and wonders whether she still truly belongs in this remote, rough-edged world. But within hours of her arrival, an old friend is murdered, and the police have set their sights on a rogue aborigine as the chief suspect. It will be up to Emily to ask questions, and make sure justice is served.