From Oscar Wilde to James Joyce, from Virginia Woolf to Frank McCourt: three centuries of Irish, English, and American writers in search of the real Ireland.
From the editor of the outstandingly popular Italy in Mind comes another superb collection: three centuries of fiction, poems, and essays, from both Irish expatriates and non-Irish visitors.
From the comic terror of Frank McCourt's First Communion to the raucous pagan festival Muriel Rukeyser attended in County Kerry in the 1930s; from John Betjeman's lyrical evocation of a ruined abbey in the mist to Eric Newby's hilariously disastrous bicycle trip through Ireland; from William Trevor's gentle Irish clergyman encountering the long angry reach of his country's past tragedies to Brian Moore's wistful return from a life spent in exile, this anthology offers a kaleidoscope of this mysterious, elusive country. For travelers of all kinds, for those who have long been fascinated by Ireland and those who are feeling its lure for the first time, Ireland in Mind will provide a rich and rewarding imaginative journey.
Contributors also include: Samuel Beckett, Wallace Stevens, Oliver Goldsmith, Jonathan Swift, Edna O'Brien, Paul Theroux, V.S. Pritchett, Anthony Trollope, George Bernard Shaw, T.H. White
Search and Clear demonstrates that the seeds of war were implicit in American culture,Â distinguishes between literature spawned by Vietnam and that of other conflicts, reviews the literary merits of works both well and little known, and explores the assumptions behind and the persistence of stereotypes associated with the consequences of the Vietnam War. It examines the role of women in fiction, the importance of gender in Vietnam representation, and the mythic patterns in Oliver Stoneâs Platoon. Essayists sharply scrutinize American values, conduct, and conscience as they are revealed in the craft of Tim OâBrien, Philip Caputo, Michael Herr, Stephen Wright, David Rabe, Bruce Weigl, and others.
Try Magnetic Poetry's Flip Kit and you may just double your creativity. That's because the Flip Kit has magnetic tiles with words printed on both sides that stick both ways. Write a poem with one side of the tiles, flip it over, and surprise! Find a new poem on the other side one written in a parallel universe by someone who looks and acts exactly like you.
Poems to bring joy to a boy and girl in a search for a place to call home. The comfort and cuddles of a teddy bear travels along a path of cobblestones as butterflies join in the search of a sister and brother who seek love, attention and care and the comforts of a family that will make room for just three little ones. They do not ask for much as promises are made to fulfill their lives. This little boy and girl live each day making wishes to complete dreams. One teddy bear promises to never leave their side in their travels. The sun shines bright on the path they choose full of cobblestones. Butterflies in bright colors follow the path giving a direction to a home that sits high on a hill. The children pick flowers along the path and drop petals as they prance and pounce on their way to a journey that brings love and care to them from a family that cares....
The act of writing can be creative, meditative and very enjoyable. Whether you want to personalise your wedding stationary, create unique greetings cards, or add a special touch to display your poetry, decorated lettering transforms even the mundane into something personal and beautiful.
A comprehensive course in all aspects of decorated lettering; this book is suitable for beginners, experienced calligraphers and all those interested in the magical world of lettering. In fact, it is for everyone who loves letters.