One Foot in Eden

A Celtic View of the Stages of Life


Author: J. Philip Newell

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809138692

Category: Religion

Page: 98

View: 5207

"One Foot in Eden is a prayerful reflection on the stages of human life seen through a Celtic prism. In seven brief chapters, we are invited to consider the invitation of birth, the innocence of childhood, the commitment of life's middle years, the wisdom of old age and death as a return to the source of life. In every phase of the human journey, we can affirm the goodness of life and the sense of awe that humans can discover in the act of living. The author writes, 'The purpose of this book is the Celtic belief that grace is given by God to liberate the goodness that has been planted at the heart of life. Grace is opposed to what is false in us but not to what is most deeply natural.'" -- ‡c From publisher's description.

One Foot in Eden

Modes of Pastoral in Romantic Poetry


Author: Lore Metzger

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469650193

Category: Poetry

Page: 293

View: 7562

A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

One Foot in Eden


Author: Ron Rash

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 1921656964

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 1510

The year is 1951 and Holland Winchester, the local thug and a war veteran, has gone missing from his small, backwater South Carolina town. The local sheriff, Will Alexander, has a gut feeling Holland's been murdered but the sheriff can find neither the body nor the killer. He has his suspects but no evidence. And his suspects have their stories, their motives and their truths. But secrets can only stay buried so long. Told from the perspective of the sheriff, a local farmer, his wife, their son and the sheriff's deputy, One Foot in Eden explores the crime, shifting suspicion, blame and guilt with each new voice. This brilliant southern gothic novel observes the consequences of love and murder across generations.

One Foot in Eden

A Sociological Study of the Range of Therapeutic Community Practice


Author: Michael Bloor,Neil McKeganey,Dick Fonkert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429851146

Category: Psychology

Page: 252

View: 4964

A comparative sociological account of eight different therapeutic communities, One Foot in Eden, originally published in 1988, was the first study in this area to compare observational material from such a large number of settings. The communities chosen represent the wide variety of therapeutic community practice at the time: a residential Rudolf Steiner school for mentally handicapped children; two contrasting residential psychiatric units; a community for the treatment of addiction; a communally organised community for mentally handicapped and disturbed young people; a psychiatric day hospital; and two contrasting halfway houses for disturbed adolescents. All these places are recognised therapeutic communities seeking to mobilise the social life of the community as an instrument of therapy, yet, as this study shows, they follow different (and sometimes antithetical) treatment practices. The book also directs new light on other areas, of particular concern to sociologists, such as the general properties of therapeutic work and the socialisation process as it is experienced by new community residents. It will be of special interest to therapeutic community staff, to sociologists of medicine and occupations, and to others involved in the care of disturbed and handicapped people.

Still in Print

The Southern Novel Today


Author: Jan Nordby Gretlund

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1611172640

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

View: 2380

In Still in Print, eighteen Southern novels published since 1997 fall under the careful scrutiny of an international cast of accomplished literary critics to identify the very best of recent writings in the genre. These essays highlight the praiseworthy efforts of a pantheon of novelists celebrating and challenging regionality, unearthing manifestations of the past in the present, and looking to the future with wit and healthy skepticism. Organized around shared themes of history, place, humor, and malaise, the novels discussed here interrogate Southern culture and explore the region's promise for the future. Four novels reconsider the Civil War and its aftermath as Charles Frazier, Kaye Gibbons, Josephine Humphreys, and Pam Durban revisit the past and add fresh insights to contemporary discussions of race and gender through their excursions into history. The novels by Steve Yarbrough, Larry Brown, Chris Offutt, Barry Hannah, and James Lee Burke demonstrate a keen sense of place, rooted in a South marked by fundamentalism, poverty, violence, and rampant prejudice but still capable of promise for some unseen future. The comic fiction of George Singleton, Clyde Edgerton, James Wilcox, Donald Harington, and Lewis Nordan shows how Southern humor still encompasses customs and speech reflected in concrete places. Ron Rash, Richard Ford, and Cormac McCarthy probe the depths of human existence, often with disturbing results, as they write about protagonists cut off from their own humanity and desperate to reconnect with the human race. Diverse in content but unified in genre, these particular novels have been nominated by the contributors to Still in Print for long-term survival as among the best modern representations of the Southern novel.


Vom Großglockner nach Triest. 41 Etappen. Mit GPS-Tracks


Author: Astrid Christ,Martin Marktl

Publisher: Bergverlag Rother GmbH

ISBN: 3763344314


Page: 184

View: 3290

Der AlpeAdriaTrail ist eine genussvolle und erlebnisreiche Entdeckungsreise durch die Regionen Kärnten, Slowenien und Friaul-Julisch-Venezien. Am Fuße des Großglockners nimmt der rund 650 Kilometer lange Weitwanderweg seinen Ausgang, verläuft gemütlich durch die traumhafte Kulisse der Kärnter Berg- und Seenwelt, durchstreift die Slowenischen Kalkalpen, und führt über die Weinberge Friauls an die Mittelmeerküste bei Triest. Der Rother Wanderführer »AlpeAdriaTrail« stellt alle 41 Etappen vom Großglockner bis nach Triest vor. Es ist ein abwechslungsreiches Programm, das einem hier geboten wird. Wer das Gletschereis und die zahlreichen Dreitausender der Tauerngruppe und die sanften Kuppen der Nockberge hinter sich gelassen hat, den erwartet in Slowenien einer der naturbelassensten Flüsse Mitteleuropas, die Soca. Sie geleitet den Wanderer in einem klaren Türkisblau durch die beeindruckenden Kalkformationen des Triglav-Nationalparks und die Weinberge Norditaliens. Nach rund 41 Etappen und 23.000 Höhenmeter im Aufstieg wartet der Sprung in die Fluten der Adria – ein unbeschreibliches Gefühl! Neben den landschaftlichen Schönheiten ist der Trail auch ein kulturelles und kulinarisches Erlebnis – der Wanderführer bietet ausführliche Informationen zu allen Sehenswürdigkeiten und viele Tipps zu lohnenden Einkehrmöglichkeiten. Die einzelnen Etappen werden mit detaillierten Wegbeschreibungen, Kartenausschnitten mit eingezeichnetem Routenverlauf und aussagekräftige Höhenprofile präsentiert. Infos zu Verkehrsmitteln und Einkaufsmöglichkeiten vereinfachen die Etappenplanung. GPS-Tracks stehen zum Download bereit. Die Autoren Astrid Christ und Martin Marktl kennen die Region von Kindesbeinen an und waren 2012 die ersten, die den Alpe Adria Trail in seiner Gesamtlänge absolvierten.

George Mackay Brown


Author: Maggie Fergusson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848547870

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 8651

George Mackay Brown was one of Scotland's greatest twentieth-century writers, but in person a bundle of paradoxes. He had a wide international reputation, but hardly left his native Orkney. A prolific poet, admired by such fellow poets as Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes and Charles Causley, and hailed by the composer Peter Maxwell Davies as 'the most positive and benign influence ever on my own efforts at creation', he was also an accomplished novelist (shortlisted for the 1994 Booker Prize for Beside the Ocean of Time) and a master of the short story. When he died in 1996, he left behind an autobiography as deft as it is ultimately uninformative. 'The lives of artists are as boring and also as uniquely fascinating as any or every other life,' he claimed. Never a recluse, he appeared open to his friends, but probably revealed more of himself in his voluminous correspondence with strangers. He never married - indeed he once wrote, 'I have never been in love in my life.' But some of his most poignant letters and poems were written to Stella Cartwright, 'the Muse of Rose Street', the gifted but tragic figure to whom he was once engaged and with whom he kept in touch until the end of her short life. Maggie Fergusson interviewed George Mackay Brown several times and is the only biographer to whom he, a reluctant subject, gave his blessing. Through his letters and through conversations with his wide acquaintance, she discovers that this particular artist's life was not only fascinating but vivid, courageous and surprising.

Talking Appalachian

Voice, Identity, and Community


Author: Amy D. Clark,Nancy M. Hayward

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813140978

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 274

View: 5742

Tradition, community, and pride are fundamental aspects of the history of Appalachia, and the language of the region is a living testament to its rich heritage. Despite the persistence of unflattering stereotypes and cultural discrimination associated with their style of speech, Appalachians have organized to preserve regional dialects -- complex forms of English peppered with words, phrases, and pronunciations unique to the area and its people. Talking Appalachian examines these distinctive speech varieties and emphasizes their role in expressing local history and promoting a shared identity. Beginning with a historical and geographical overview of the region that analyzes the origins of its dialects, this volume features detailed research and local case studies investigating their use. The contributors explore a variety of subjects, including the success of African American Appalachian English and southern Appalachian English speakers in professional and corporate positions. In addition, editors Amy D. Clark and Nancy M. Hayward provide excerpts from essays, poetry, short fiction, and novels to illustrate usage. With contributions from well-known authors such as George Ella Lyon and Silas House, this balanced collection is the most comprehensive, accessible study of Appalachian language available today.

Spirituality with Clothes On

Examining What Makes Us Who We Are


Author: Gareth Brandt

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498200214

Category: Religion

Page: 168

View: 8953

There is no such thing as a naked spirituality. Our spirituality is always shaped by the clothes of our experience. The quest of Spirituality with Clothes On is to acknowledge that we do wear clothes; and, by examining them, we begin to understand ourselves and accept others who are wearing different outfits. We are what we wear: we cannot separate ourselves from our gender, personality, developmental stage, family, historical background, culture, or the difficult experiences of our lives. We need to acknowledge all these things, reflect on them--and sometimes even embrace them--in order to truly become ourselves.

Ich, Eleanor Oliphant



Author: Gail Honeyman


ISBN: 3732539695

Category: Fiction

Page: 525

View: 691

Wie Eleanor Oliphant die Liebe suchte und sich selbst dabei fand Eleanor Oliphant ist anders als andere Menschen. Eine Pizza bestellen, mit Freunden einen schönen Tag verbringen, einfach so in den Pub gehen? Für Eleanor undenkbar! Und das macht ihr Leben auf Dauer unerträglich einsam. Erst als sie sich verliebt, wagt sie sich zaghaft aus ihrem Schneckenhaus - und lernt dabei nicht nur die Welt, sondern auch sich selbst noch einmal neu kennen. Mit ihrem Debüt "Ich, Eleanor Oliphant" ist Gail Honeyman ein anrührender Roman mit einer unvergesslichen Hauptfigur gelungen. Ihre erfrischend schräge Sicht auf die Dinge zeigt uns, was im Leben wirklich zählt. Liebe. Hoffung. Ehrlichkeit. Und vor allen Dingen die Freundschaft. "Absolut mitreißend." Jojo Moyes




Author: Ha Jin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423132107

Category: China

Page: 333

View: 6263

Parenting by Developmental Design

You, Your Child, and God


Author: Vivian L. Houk

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621891372

Category: Religion

Page: 166

View: 1754

In this book, Vivian Houk acknowledges that parenting is really hard work. There is no getting around that. It just is! While many books have been written about all major areas of development, she brings light to what may be the least understood and most confusing area of parenting today: the spiritual lives of their children. Parenting by Developmental Design was written for interested and engaged parents who need affirmation and want to know more about the pathway of spiritual formation for their children. For those who don't know how to begin, it offers hope and encouragement. God has given us some amazing and powerful tools, writes Houk, which are useful and effective in providing direction for those of us who suffer from the fear of failure or incompetence. We have the gift of imagination; the use of symbol, ritual, and celebration; and the tools for calming fears and healing wounds. And above all, the gift of the Holy Spirit. You are not alone or incapable. Anyone who values the stories of both the adult and child who walk with God will find this book enjoyable, engaging, and challenging.

A Companion to Romantic Poetry


Author: Charles Mahoney

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444390643

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 640

View: 1474

Through a series of 34 essays by leading and emerging scholars, A Companion to Romantic Poetry reveals the rich diversity of Romantic poetry and shows why it continues to hold such a vital and indispensable place in the history of English literature. Breaking free from the boundaries of the traditionally-studied authors, the collection takes a revitalized approach to the field and brings together some of the most exciting work being done at the present time Emphasizes poetic form and technique rather than a biographical approach Features essays on production and distribution and the different schools and movements of Romantic Poetry Introduces contemporary contexts and perspectives, as well as the issues and debates that continue to drive scholarship in the field Presents the most comprehensive and compelling collection of essays on British Romantic poetry currently available

New Versions of Pastoral

Post-romantic, Modern, and Contemporary Responses to the Tradition


Author: David James,Philip Tew

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 9780838641897

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 285

View: 2969

Bringing together both established and emerging scholars of the long nineteenth century, literary modernism, landscape and hemispheric studies, and contemporary fiction, New Versions of Pastoral offers a historically wide-ranging account of the Bucolic tradition, tracing the formal diversity of pastoral writing up to the present day. Dividing its analytic focus between periods, the volume contextualizes a wide range of exemplary practitioners, genres, and movements: contributors attend to early modernism's vacillation between critiquing and aestheticizing the rise of primitivist nostalgia; the ambiguous mythologization of the English estate by the twentieth-century manor house novel; and the post-national revisiting of the countryside and its sovereign status in contemporary imaginings of regional life.

A Time for Embracing

Reclaiming Reconciliation


Author: Julia Upton

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814623732

Category: Religion

Page: 116

View: 2388

Has sacramental reconciliation disappeared from the horizon of Catholic practice? Has "confession" been extinguished from your practice of the faith? Have you noticed a marked change in the way in which you have become reconciled to God and the Church community over the course of time? These questions and others are addressed in Julia Upton's study of sacramental reconciliation. Her concern is that the sacrament of reconciliation - through which the darkness of sin is illumined by the healing light of Christ's forgiveness - is an endangered species. In sacramental reconciliation the sinner experiences the tender, healing, welcoming embrace of God, which is what Upton regards as endangered. Upton's is a holistic approach to sacramental reconciliation that involves studying data from anthropology, psychology, and sociology, and integrating that with data from Scripture, history, and theology.

Gap Creek



Author: Robert Morgan,Isabella Nadolny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423209427

Category: Appalachian Region, Southern

Page: 333

View: 9487

Southern Water, Southern Power

How the Politics of Cheap Energy and Water Scarcity Shaped a Region


Author: Christopher J. Manganiello

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469620065

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 6990

Why has the American South--a place with abundant rainfall--become embroiled in intrastate wars over water? Why did unpredictable flooding come to characterize southern waterways, and how did a region that seemed so rich in this all-important resource become derailed by drought and the regional squabbling that has tormented the arid American West? To answer these questions, policy expert and historian Christopher Manganiello moves beyond the well-known accounts of flooding in the Mississippi Valley and irrigation in the West to reveal the contested history of southern water. From the New South to the Sun Belt eras, private corporations, public utilities, and political actors made a region-defining trade-off: The South would have cheap energy, but it would be accompanied by persistent water insecurity. Manganiello's compelling environmental history recounts stories of the people and institutions that shaped this exchange and reveals how the use of water and power in the South has been challenged by competition, customers, constituents, and above all, nature itself.

One Winter in Eden


Author: Michael Bishop

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575123052

Category: Fiction

Page: 273

View: 3213

One Winter in Eden contains the following tales: "One Winter in Eden" "Seasons of Belief" "Cold War Orphans" "The Yukio Mishima Cultural Association of Kudzu Valley, Georgia" "Out of the Mouths of Olympus" "Patriots" "Collaborating" "Within the Walls of Tyre" "The Monkey's Bride" "Vernalfest Morning" "Saving Face" "The Quickening"

Literary Trails of Eastern North Carolina

A Guidebook


Author: Georgann Eubanks

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469607034

Category: Travel

Page: 384

View: 7928

This concluding volume of the Literary Trails of North Carolina trilogy takes readers into an ancient land of pale sand, dense forests, and expansive bays, through towns older than our country and rich in cultural traditions. Here, writers reveal lives long tied to the land and regularly troubled by storms and tell tales of hardship, hard work, and freedom. Eighteen tours lead readers from Raleigh to the Dismal Swamp, the Outer Banks, and across the Sandhills as they explore the region's connections to over 250 writers of fiction, poetry, plays, and creative nonfiction. Along the way, Georgann Eubanks brings to life the state's rich literary heritage as she explores these writers' connection to place and reveals the region's vibrant local culture. Excerpts invite readers into the authors' worlds, and web links offer resources for further exploration. Featured authors include A. R. Ammons, Gerald Barrax, Charles Chesnutt, Clyde Edgerton, Philip Gerard, Kaye Gibbons, Harriet Jacobs, Jill McCorkle, Michael Parker, and Bland Simpson. Literary Trails of North Carolina is a project of the North Carolina Arts Council.