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Intimate Low voiced Delicate Things

Author : Esther Ottaway
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From the award-winning author of Blood Universe - poems on pregnancy comes a full-length collection of new poetry: powerful, poignant meditations on family and its origins, parenthood, love and the loss of love. Includes poems shortlisted for the Montreal International and Bridport Prizes. One of the finest new voices in Australian poetry. Always clear and vivid, Esther's poetry is marked by its depth of insight, emotional honesty and attention to craft. We are repeatedly struck by the freshness of its imagery, its delicate attention to music and line, and phrasing which seems exactly right. Intimate, low-voiced delicate things is an extraordinary exploration of experiences most of us will recognise from our daily lives. - John Foulcher The assurance of a tightrope walker centred in stillness high above the crowd. The all-important balance bar is weighted on one side with clarity and craft and on the other with an equal portion of emotional honesty. The effect is one of both recognition and enchantment. - Judy Johnson Powerful, truthful and tender. - Danielle Wood


Author : Wehr
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Readers who fell in love with The Eighth Lively Art will delight in the stories and profiles that the painter and paleontologist Wesley Wehr has collected in this follow-up to his earlier memoir of Pacific Northwest artistic and intellectual life in the 1950s and 1960s. Above all, these are Wehr's accounts, distilled by passionate recollection, of what some remarkable artists and thinkers brought out in him and in each other--stories of creative people and how they inspired, influenced, challenged, and occasionally infuriated one another.

Professing Sincerity

Author : Susan B. Rosenbaum
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Sincerity—the claim that the voice, figure, and experience of a first-person speaker is that of the author—has dominated both the reading and the writing of Anglo-American poetry since the romantic era. Most critical studies have upheld an opposition between sincerity and the literary marketplace, contributing to the widespread understanding of the lyric poem as a moral refuge from the taint of commercial culture. Guided by the question of why we expect poetry to be sincere, Susan Rosenbaum reveals in Professing Sincerity: Modern Lyric Poetry, Commercial Culture, and the Crisis in Reading that, in fact, sincerity in the modern lyric was in many ways a product of commercial culture. As she demonstrates, poets who made a living from their writing both sold the moral promise that their lyrics were sincere and commented on this conflict in their work. Juxtaposing the poetry of Wordsworth and Frank O’Hara, Charlotte Smith and Sylvia Plath, and Anna Laetitia Barbauld and Elizabeth Bishop, Rosenbaum shows how on the one hand, through textual claims to sincerity poets addressed moral anxieties about the authenticity, autonomy, and transparency of literature written in and for a market. On the other hand, by performing their "private" lives and feelings in public, she argues, poets marketed the self, cultivated celebrity, and advanced professional careers. Not only a moral practice, professing sincerity was also good business. The author focuses on the history of this conflict in both British romantic and American post-1945 poetry. Professing Sincerity will appeal to students and scholars of Anglo-American lyric poetry, of the history of authorship, and of gender studies and commercial culture.

Birds Art Life

Author : Kyo Maclear
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A writer’s search for inspiration, beauty, and solace leads her to birds in this intimate and exuberant meditation on creativity and life—a field guide to things small and significant. When it comes to birds, Kyo Maclear isn’t seeking the exotic. Rather she discovers joy in the seasonal birds that find their way into view in city parks and harbors, along eaves and on wires. In a world that values big and fast, Maclear looks to the small, the steady, the slow accumulations of knowledge, and the lulls that leave room for contemplation. A distilled, crystal-like companion to H is for Hawk, Birds Art Life celebrates the particular madness of chasing after birds in the urban environment and explores what happens when the core lessons of birding are applied to other aspects of art and life. Moving with ease between the granular and the grand, peering into the inner landscape as much as the outer one, this is a deeply personal year-long inquiry into big themes: love, waiting, regrets, endings. If Birds Art Life was sprung from Maclear’s sense of disconnection, her passions faltering under the strain of daily existence, this book is ultimately about the value of reconnection—and how the act of seeking engagement and beauty in small ways can lead us to discover our most satisfying and meaningful lives.

Poems Prose and Letters

Author : Elizabeth Bishop
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A single-volume collection of definitive pieces collects all of the twentieth-century writer's works of poetry in an anthology that also features her unpublished drafts, literary essays, and travel writings.


Author : Elizabeth Bishop
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Although Elizabeth Bishop is perhaps better known as a masterful poet, she was a dazzling and compelling prose writer too, as this centenary edition of her prose demonstrates. From her witty, unforgettable portraits of Marianne Moore and the Sitwells to her engaging childhood recollections of Canada and Massachusetts, her writing reflects a lifelong fascination with memory and travel, and her unique eye and ear for people and places. This new volume - edited by the Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Lloyd Schwartz - includes virtually all her published shorter prose pieces and a number of prose works not published until after her death. Included here are her stories, crucial memoirs, literary and travel essays, book reviews, and - for the first time - the original draft of Brazil, the Life World Library volume she repudiated in its published version, as well as extensive selections from the correspondence between Bishop and the poet Anne Stevenson. Here is a rich and revealing selection, and the indispensible companion to the poems.

A Sicilian Seduction

Author : Michelle Reid
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A most passionate revenge… Giancarlo Cardinale was determined to have his revenge. He thought Natalia Deyton had slept with his sister's husband. His passionate Sicilian nature demanded a vengeful seduction—and total surrender. But Giancarlo wasn't prepared for the innocence shining out of Natalia—or the sensual power of her stunning beauty. He knew he was falling in love for the first time—but family came first. He had no choice but to carry out his plan…

Frank Leslie s Sunday Magazine

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Peripheral Methodologies

Author : Francisco Martínez
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How does peripherality challenge methodology and theory-making? This book examines how the peripheral can be incorporated into ethnographic research, and reflects on what it means to be on the periphery – ontologically and epistemologically. Starting from the premise that clarity and fixity as ideals of modernity prevent us from approaching that which cannot be easily captured and framed into scientific boundaries, the book argues for remaining on the boundary between the known and the unknown in order to surpass this ethnographic limit. Peripheral Methodologies shows that peripherality is not only to be seen as a marginal condition, but rather as a form of theory-making and practice that incorporates reflexivity and experimentation. Instead of domesticating the peripheral, the authors engage in (and insist on) practicing expertise in reverse, unlearning their tools in order to integrate the empirical and analytical otherwise.

Discordant Melody

Author : Lorraine Gorrell
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Esteemed by many of his most distinguished contemporaries, including Arnold Schoenberg, Alexander Zemlinsky (1871-1942) was a protege of Brahms and Mahler. With centenary celebrations of Zemlinsky's birth, scholars began a careful examination of his works and realized they had discovered a forgotten master. Zemlinsky's wonderful melodic gift was manifested in operas, choral works, chamber music, and symphonic pieces, but was realized most fully in his more than 100 songs. Gorrell explores these songs and uses them as a lens through which to examine this important, highly influential musical figure of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Story of My Life Volumes 1 3

Author : Augustus J. C. Hare
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Maid to Fit

Author : Rebecca M Avery
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Long hours at the office, a teenager to keep track of and an ailing mother to care for doesn’t leave time for anything else and Kayla Clark knows it. Hiring some help from Man Maid cleaning service may be her saving grace, if she can keep her eyes… and hands… off her new employee that is. Adjusting back into civilian life has proven harder than former army sergeant, Ronnie Brown, expected. Helping to restore order in Kayla’s household is becoming more than a job to him though. He’s starting to feel like fitting into her little family is right where he belongs. Now if he can just persuade his mouth-watering new boss to allow him to be more than just the hired help…

Marching Orders

Author : Delores Fossen
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MARRIAGE UNDER FIRE Anna Caldwell hadn't planned on spending her honeymoon dodging bullets in the Texas chaparral with a husband who couldn't even remember her! Or their unborn child… Combat Rescue Officer Rafe McQuade had savedAnna's life, fathered the baby she carried and asked her to be his bride…but had no recollection of any of it. And unless he could unlock the secrets in his mind, rogue terrorists had no qualms about using his pregnant wife as a bargaining chip. Rafe didn't need his memory to know how much Anna—and his family—meant to him; he did need everything in his power to complete the most dangerous mission of his career. Lives, and his marriage, were on the line…

Changing Planes

Author : Ursula K. Le Guin
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'All le Guin's stories are metaphors for the one human story; all her fantastic planets are this one' Margaret Atwood ARMCHAIR TRAVEL FOR THE MIND: It was Sita Dulip who discovered, whilst stuck in an airport, unable to get anywhere, how to change planes - literally. With a kind of a twist and a slipping bend, easier to do than describe, she could go anywhere - be anywhere - because she was already between planes ... and on the way back from her sister's wedding, she missed her plane in Chicago and found herself in Choom. The author, armed with this knowledge and Rornan's invaluable Handy Planetary Guide - although not the Encyclopedia Planeria, as that runs to forty-four volumes - has spent many happy years exploring places as diverse as Islac and the Veksian plane. CHANGING PLANES is an intriguing, enticing mixture of GULLIVER'S TRAVELS and THE HITCH-HIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY; a cross between Douglas Adams and Alain de Botton: a mix of satire, cynicism and humour by one of the world's best writers.

Music and Theology in Nineteenth Century Britain

Author : Martin Clarke
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The interrelationship of music and theology is a burgeoning area of scholarship in which conceptual issues have been explored by musicologists and theologians including Jeremy Begbie, Quentin Faulkner and Jon Michael Spencer. Their important work has opened up opportunities for focussed, critical studies of the ways in which music and theology can be seen to interact in specific repertoires, genres, and institutions as well as the work of particular composers, religious leaders and scholars. This collection of essays explores such areas in relation to the religious, musical and social history of nineteenth-century Britain. The book does not simply present a history of sacred music of the period, but examines the role of music in the diverse religious life of a century that encompassed the Oxford Movement, Catholic Emancipation, religious revivals involving many different denominations, the production of several landmark hymnals and greater legal recognition for religions other than Christianity. The book therefore provides a valuable guide to the music of this complex historical period.

California Royale

Author : Deborah Smith
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Shea Somerton was elegant and glamorous, just like Estate Mendocino, the resort she managed -- but behind her classy facade there was a hint of recklessness in her violet eyes.

Someone Shot My Book

Author : Julie Carr
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A volume in the Poets on Poetry series, which collects critical works by contemporary poets, gathering together the articles, interviews, and book reviews by which they have articulated the poetics of a new generation.

The Family Herald

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Letting Go

Author : Maya Banks
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THE FIRST BOOK OF THE SURRENDER TRILOGY In her sensational Breathless Trilogy, #1 New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks tested the boundaries of desire. In her new trilogy, there’s only one thing left to do: cross them. And never have the consequences of erotic exploration been so irresistibly inviting, so shockingly intimate, and so totally unexpected… LETTING GO Josslyn found perfection once, and she knows she’ll never find it again. Now widowed, she seeks the one thing her beloved husband couldn’t give her: dominance. Lonely, searching for an outlet for her grief and wanting only a brief taste of the perfection she once enjoyed, she seeks what she’s looking for at an exclusive club that caters to people indulging in their most hedonistic fantasies. She never imagined that what she’d find would be the one man who’s long been a source of comfort—and secret longing. Her husband’s best friend. Dash has lived in an untenable position for years: in love with his best friend’s wife but unwilling to act on that attraction. He’d never betray his best friend. And so he’s waited in the wings, offering Joss unconditional support and comfort as she works past her grief, hoping for the day when he can offer her more. When he finds her in a club devoted to the darker edges of desire, he’s furious because he thinks she has no idea what she’s getting herself into. Until she explains in detail what it is she wants. What she needs. As realization sets in, he is gripped by fierce, unwavering determination. If she wants dominance, he is the only man who will introduce her to that world. He is the only man who will touch her, cherish her…love her. And the only man she’ll ever submit to.

Remember Me

Author : Kimberley Comeaux
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Helen Nichols is trapped in a web of deceit. When the love of her life, Duke Trent "North" Kent arrives in her town after an accident and doesn't remember who he is, Helen desires to keep him in the dark. After all, he just might fall in love with her, if he isn't bound by his social standings as a duke. North believes he is a Scottish pastor named Hamish Campbell, yet he can't help but feel something is wrong. He can't write a sermon. He certainly can't preach! He remembers aristocratic nuances better than how to outline his Sunday message. And, most vexing of all, why has he not pursued the lovely Helen before now? Will North remember who he is? Can Helen give up the lie in order to find true love? Or must their affection be sacrificed for the sake of protocol?