Winner of the Orange Award for New Writers 2009 Artist, lover, wife, mother: can one woman be them all?
Author: Francesca Kay
Publisher: Hachette UK
Winner of the Orange Award for New Writers 2009 Artist, lover, wife, mother: can one woman be them all? Born in 1924, Jennet Mallow grew up with a disillusioned mother and a father haunted by memories of war. But Jennet has a talent - and a passion - for art. When she meets the handsome painter David Heaton they begin a tempestuous affair which takes them from the dank terraces of London to a bohemian artistic community in St Ives. But as Jennet's career flourishes, her relationship with David suffers - with potentially tragic consequences . . . 'The most beautiful, accomplished debut I have read for a long time . . . It is a powerful novel by a supremely talented artist' OBSERVER 'Enchanting . . . exquisitely written' DAILY EXPRESS 'A masterful portrait of a woman forging an unexpectedly dazzling career against the backdrop of familial duty' EASY LIVING
A Novel Francesca Kay. A N O V E L THE TRANSLATION OF THE BONES
FRANCESCA KAY An Equal Stillness Winner of the Orange Award for New
Writers Author of , Also by Francesca Kay An Equal Stillness The Translation of.
Author: Francesca Kay
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Volunteering at the local church, Mary-Margaret, a dull and overweight girl who nearly everyone disregards, has a profound experience while cleaning a statue of Jesus and becomes obsessed with fulfilling what she believes to be sacred duties while religious fervor spreads throughout her community. By the award-winning author of An Equal Stillness.
Certain poems have a strong sense of stillness which demands an equal stillness
in the reader. Han Dong paints a picture (often precisely descriptive) and then
presents us with a freeze-frame: the chopping board and broken cup in “A Loud ...
The JINTIAN [今天] series of contemporary literature features new and innovative writing from mainland China and abroad. Titles in the series are edited by Bei Dao, Lydia H. Liu, and Christopher Mattison. A collaborative venture between Zephyr Press, the Jintian Literary Foundation, and The Chinese University Press, each bilingual title highlights the ever-changing literary culture of China while simultaneously expanding the English language with a wave of new voices in translation.
'Mix 8oz suet with an equal quantity of breadcrumbs moistened with milk. Stir in
6oz of raisins andas many nutsas you canspare and ... and ...' And what? Bea
peered closer, took her glasses off, polished them on the corner ofher apron, then
Author: Wendy Perriam
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Abandoned by God and her husband, twin totems of her life to date, Morna Gordon embarks on a voyage of discovery, travelling first to California where she undergoes a series of extraordinary experiences, ending up in Disneyland, ‘the happiest place on earth’ – though not for her. Shaken, she flees to a near-deserted island in the Hebrides where David, historian and researcher, is working on the Life of a seventh-century saint. Morna, translator by profession, has to learn, through David and his saint, a new interpretation of the world. Her contribution to his work helps forge a powerful bond between them, and slowly, movingly, and despite the still smarting slap-down of the Catholic Church, they discover body as well as soul. The novel also explores the lives of Morna’s mother and daughter, charting Bea’s private crisis of faith and Chris’s stormy journey to maturity. Complex ties and tensions bind these three generations of women, all of whom suffer a ‘sea-change’. The Stillness The Dancing juxtaposes youth with age, the rational with the numinous, subatomic physics with ancient pagan ritual, the grab-all twentieth century with the hair-shirt idealism of the Age of the Saints. It is a novel full of contrasts – switching boldly from humour to tragedy and broaching vital themes of faith and doubt, sham and self-delusion, while losing nothing of the uninhibited exuberance for which Wendy Perriam is known. ‘Unashamedly sexual, yet profoundly spiritual . . . a remarkable novel. It must be read.’ Fay Weldon
Time and space are magical illusions, and each and every one of us is an equal
participant in a vast theater of consciousness spontaneously playing itself out in
seemingly every possible way. All our knowledge, all our histories, all our ...
Author: Michael Holshouser
An insightful aphoristic vision of the human journey.
Alternating between demanding understanding as an equal and demanding
protection as if a widow and an orphan (“myself and my book”), Jonson puts his
trust into the hands of his reader. But Jonson also claims status through the
object of ...
Author: P.A. Skantze
Stillness in Motion in the Seventeenth Century Theatre provides a comprehensive examination of this aesthetic theory. The author investigates this aesthetic history as a form of artistic creation, philosophical investigation, a way of representing and manipulating ideas about gender and a way of acknowledging, reinforcing and making a critique of social values for the still and moving, the permanent and elapsing. The book's analysis covers the entire seventeenth-century with chapters on the work of Ben Jonson, John Milton, the pamphletheatre, Aphra Behn, John Vanbrugh and Jeremy Collier and will be of interest to scholars in the areas of literary and performance studies.
RADIO INCLUDES: An Equal Stillness, Muggsborough, Self Storage, The
Ragged Trousered Philanthropisst, Witness, Dr Zhivago, HUT 33, Milton Jones.
FILM INCLUDES: Glorious '39, Festival, Fat Slags, The League of Extraordinary ...
Author: Lucy Prebble
Publisher: A&C Black
'The only difference between me and the people judging me is they weren't smart enough to do what we did.' One of the most infamous scandals in financial history becomes a theatrical epic. At once a case study and an allegory, the play charts the notorious rise and fall of Enron and its founding partners Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling, who became 'the most vilified figure from the financial scandal of the century.' Mixing classical tragedy with savage comedy, Enron follows a group of flawed men and women in a narrative of greed and loss which reviews the tumultuous 1990s and casts a new light on the financial turmoil in which the world finds itself in 2009. The play is Lucy Prebble's first work for the stage since her debut work The Sugar Syndrome, winner of the George Devine and Critic's Circle Awards for Most Promising New Playwright. Produced by Headlong, Enron premiered at Chichester's Minerva Theatre on 11 July 2009 and opened at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in September, before transferring to London's West End Jan - May 2010 and to Broadway April 2010.
Cicero, patient, waited on his feet with an equal stillness. In the end he left
without another word. Pompey never looked at him, nor did he ever explain why
exactly he wanted to break with Caesar. And very soon after, Caesar took steps
Author: Benita Kane Jaro
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
Marcus Caelius Rufus, a young politician, has holed up in a country town in the midst of a bloody and prolonged civil war. Great forces contend for Rome, and Caelius has ties to them ill -- the charismatic Julius Caesar, his beloved teacher Cicero, the hero Pompey the Great, Which side is he on? He must choose. Now he must reconsider who he is: his childhood and education, his loves and friendships, his complex relationship to Caesar, the man who has come to dominate his life. Before he is done, he will discover the shocking truth about Caesar, about Rome, and about himself. This book is a vivid and exciting read.
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Author: Alison L. Bain
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Suburbs can be incubators of creativity: innovative and complex, but all too often underappreciated. In Creative Margins, Alison L. Bain documents the unique role of Canadian artists and cultural workers in suburban place-formation and dismantles mischaracterizations of suburbs as cultural wastelands. Creative Margins interweaves stories of the challenges and opportunities presented by the creation of culture in suburbs, focusing on Etobicoke and Mississauga outside Toronto, and Surrey and North Vancouver outside Vancouver. The book investigates whether the creative process unfolds differently for suburban and urban cultural workers, as well as how this process is affected by the presence or absence of cultural infrastructure and planning initiatives. Bain shows how suburban culture can enhance a city-region’s vitality and sustainability. This book firmly debunks the myth of culture as a solely urban phenomenon and demonstrates the social and economic merits of investing in suburban art and culture.
The silence was such that whatever was happening in the bathroom of this small
apartment should have been easily heard in the living room, but there was an
equal stillness on the other side of that door—no water, no flushing, no occupying
Author: Richard Price
In 1998, Richard Price returned to the gritty urban landscape of his national bestseller Clockers to produce Freedomland, a searing and unforgettable novel about a hijacked car, a missing child, and an embattled neighborhood polarized by racism, distrust, and accusation. Freedomland hit bestseller lists from coast to coast, including those of the Boston Globe, USA Today and Los Angeles Times; garnered universally rave reviews; and was selected as the Grand Prize Winner of the Imus American Book Award and as a New York Times Notable Book. On May 11, this highly lauded bestseller is available in paperback for the first time. A white woman, her hands gashed and bloody, stumbles into an inner-city emergency room and announces that she has just been carjacked by a black man. But then comes the horrifying twist: Her young son was asleep in the back seat, and he has now disappeared into the night. So begins Richard Price's electrifying new novel, a tale set on the same turf--Dempsey, New Jersey--as Clockers. Assigned to investigate the case of Brenda Martin's missing child is detective Lorenzo Council, a local son of the very housing project targeted as the scene of the crime. Under a white-hot media glare, Lorenzo launches an all-out search for the abducted boy, even as he quietly explores a different possibility: Does Brenda Martin know a lot more about her son's disappearance than she's admitting? Right behind Lorenzo is Jesse Haus, an ambitious young reporter from the city's evening paper. Almost immediately, Jesse suspects Brenda of hiding something. Relentlessly, she works her way into the distraught mother's fragile world, befriending her even as she looks for the chance to break the biggest story of her career. As the search for the alleged carjacker intensifies, so does the simmering racial tension between Dempsey and its mostly white neighbor, Gannon. And when the Gannon police arrest a black man from Dempsey and declare him a suspect, the animosity between the two cities threatens to boil over into violence. With the media swarming and the mood turning increasingly ugly, Lorenzo must take desperate measures to get to the bottom of Brenda Martin's story. At once a suspenseful mystery and a brilliant portrait of two cities locked in a death-grip of explosive rage, Freedomland reveals the heart of the urban American experience--dislocated, furious, yearning--as never before. Richard Price has created a vibrant, gut-wrenching masterpiece whose images will remain long after the final, devastating pages. From the Paperback edition.
Obstacles to Stillness Attachment Attachments to intangible thoughts and
material things stand in the way of personal stillness ... But is was an unbalanced
thing for me at that time, because it was not tempered by an equal measure of
Author: Jeff Thibodeau
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Everyone wants to be their best at all times. You do. I do. We all do. But most of us don't always know how. If only there was a roadmap to help point the way. Well now there is one! Be Your Best-A Roadmap to Living a Healthy, Balanced and Fulfilling Life provides discussion, inspiration and practical guidance to help you become the best that you can be in every daily life experience, with particular attention given to the major issues that most people grapple with. It is the first book of its kind to offer 12 books within a book- chapters that can stand on their own but together comprise a truly comprehensive and comprehensible, practical and spiritual guide to being your best in life's most universally challenging situations. Be Your Best is useful as a quick reference when time is short and the need is specific and also as a more comprehensive guidebook for life. Be Your Best - A Roadmap to Living a Healthy, Balanced and Fulfilling Life, is based on the Author's study, experience, introspection and teaching related to spirituality, nature, creativity and healing. His passionate interest and experience in these disciplines led him to create Helios Cape Cod, LLC, a center for personal and planetary healing, which has two branches. Helios Natural Therapeutics offers services and classes in natural therapeutics, hands on healing therapies, and lifestyle counseling/coaching. Helios Land Design provides landscape design and planning services including sacred space design. Jeff earned a Master's Degree in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University, and Certification as a Natural Therapeutic Specialist, Licensed Massage Therapist, and Cranial-Sacral/Core Synchronism Therapist from the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics. He also earned a Black Belt and Instructor Certification in Kung Fu from the U.S.A. Kung Fu Academy, and is an accomplished singer-songwriter. He lives and works on Cape Cod. Please visit his website at www.jeffthibodeau.com for more information or to contact him about speaking engagements and consultations.
The analysis of Suzuki's productions in Chapter Five focuses mostly on pieces
created before or at the beginning of the 1990s. Shiraishi left SCOT in 1990 and
an actor of equal stature has not yet emerged to replace her. Even in the early ...
Author: Paul Allain
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
For over forty years, Tadashi Suzuki has been a unique and vital force in both Japanese and Western theater, creating and directing many internationally acclaimed productions including his famous production of The Trojan Women, which subsequently toured around the world. An intergral part of his work has been the development and teaching of his rigorous and controversial training system, the Suzuki method, whose principles have also been highly influential in contemporary theater. Paul Allain, an experienced practitioner of the Suzuki method, re-evaluates Suzuki's work, giving a lucid overview of his development towards an international theater aesthetic. He examines Suzuki's collaborators, the importance of architecture and environment in his theater and his impact on performance all over the world. The Art of Stillness is a lively, critical study of one of the most important and uncompromising figures in contemporary world theater.
All plants, animals, people, water, air, and all beings are equal, and according to
the All Truths “all are One therefore equal.” There is no inequality anymore. For
centuries upon centuries, inequality existed and still may exist and be the truth for
Author: Jacqui Derbecker
This book "Movement Of Stillness" reveals the New Mayan Calandar post 2012 as channeled by Jacqui Derbecker from Edgar Cayce. Cayce was a well-known mystic philosopher, seer, channelor, and author. He lived from 1877-1945. Jacqui felt honoured and priviledged to channel/streamline, through automatic writing, about 100 prophecies which are revealed in complete detail. By channeling Cayce she was able to clearly visualize the authentic and exciting New Mayan Calandar which she states, "it's not exactly what some perceive it to be." Jacqui explains, "there are only positive high vibrational messages represented by the Mayan's predictions and not ones of mass destruction." She advises that now is the time to make "living in Spirit" a reality as we move into a higher realm of truth and a natural original way of being. These prophecies are called the "All Truths" or "Crystal Messages of Truth". Each touch upon the daily living aspects of: career, relationships, financial, emotional, physical, mind, spirit and our sense of community. They speak directly to each and everyone of us regarding the releasing of old barriers and awakening to your authentic self. Thus creating a sense of stillness and peace.
It seems to do this by bringing the periphery of the cinematic image into an equal
focus with is mobile center . There is often an excess of detail in this encounter .
The still camera registers the fabric of the world which the movie camera leaves ...
Author: David Green
"This collection of essays by leading photographic and film theorists considers the changing relationship between the still and moving image in contemporary culture. The photograph has traditionally been seen as a quintessentially still image. Its ability to freeze and hold a moment in time has been the source of its peculiar fascination and the foundation of much of the theoretical discussion about it. New technological developments in digital media, however, have fundamentally altered the ways in which we think about photography, in particular forcing us to reconsider our assumptions about the still and the moving image and their relationships to differing conceptions of time. Amongst the topics addressed in these essays are: the work of artists who extend the still image in time through the use of video or narrative sequencing; the aesthetic and philosophical analyses of stasis; the place of the pose and tableau in contemporary photography and film; the iconography of photography in cinema; and the notion of the cinematic fragment and cultural memory."--BOOK JACKET.
... blocks and depersonalised public spaces had hardwired him for a long-term
visual crusade equal to the way he felt about the striking new traffic signage and
autostradas signifying Italy's eventual emergence from post-war stagnation.
Author: Barry Pearce
Publisher: Wakefield Press
Jeffrey Smart's vision, which has altered the way we see the technologies of change that impel us through the fabric of time, curiously searches for an elusive stillness that lies at the heart of it, and may be seen in Master of Stillness, and appreciated with a selection of many of his most important masterpieces.
... mystic * wind In equal stillness strong . Yet six days more of watch and prayer ,
And still no summons thrilled the air , No sign the vigil blest , Then morning saw
the bird of grace Once more into the shrouded space , Speed on its lonely quest .
V. 12 contains: The Archer...Christmas, 1877.