Bright Hair About the Bone

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Bright Hair About the Bone

Author: Barbara Cleverly

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 9780440338109

Page: 416

View: 456

In Burgundy, France, in 1926, a famed archaeologist dies a terrible death in a country not his own.…Thus begins CWA Historical Dagger Award winner Barbara Cleverly’s dazzling new mystery novel. And soon aspiring archaeologist Laetitia Talbot will find herself embroiled in a murderous conspiracy centuries in the making. Letty’s joy at snaring a place in the excavation of an ancient church in Burgundy is dimmed by the tragedy of her godfather Daniel’s violent death. But when Letty receives a posthumous encoded message, she begins to believe that Daniel’s death was not a random act. Her investigation into Daniel’s murder sends her on a journey into a country’s remote history…into the orbit of a privileged French family harboring its own damning secret…into ancient Celtic mysteries and one sacred truth kept through the ages. It is an explosive revelation that could rock modern Christianity—and force a killer out of the shadows as a country devastated by one war lays the groundwork for another.… From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Vault

When he was sitting in the back, Wexford said, “The skeleton—I suppose—of the
older woman, was there any hair on it or near it?”A bracelet of bright hair about
the bone . . . There was, but bright it hadn't been, Tom said. “There was some hair

The Vault

Author: Ruth Rendell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451624093

Page: 288

View: 135

INCLUDES AN EXCERPT OF RENDELL’S FINAL NOVEL, DARK CORNERS In the stunning climax to Rendell’s classic 1998 novel A Sight for Sore Eyes, three bodies—two dead, one living—are entombed in an underground chamber beneath a picturesque London house. Twelve years later, the house’s new owner pulls back a manhole cover, and discovers the vault—and its grisly contents. Only now, the number of bodies is four. How did somebody else end up in the chamber? And who knew of its existence? With their own detectives at an impasse, London police call on former Kingsmarkham Chief Inspector Wexford, now retired and living with his wife in London, to advise them. Wexford, missing the thrill of a good case, jumps at the chance to sleuth once again. His dogged detective skills and knack for figuring out the criminal mind take him to London neighborhoods, posh and poor, as he follows a complex trail leading back to the original murders a decade ago. But just as the case gets hot, a devastating family tragedy pulls Wexford back to Kingsmarkham, and he finds himself transforming from investigator into victim. Ingeniously plotted, The Vault is a “masterful” (The Seattle Times) sequel to A Sight for Sore Eyes that will satisfy both longtime Wexford fans and new Rendell readers alike.

A Companion to T S Eliot

Citing Donne's lines about the “bracelet of bright hair about the bone,” Eliot
claims that the feeling and the material symbol preserve exactly their proper
proportions. A poet of morbidly keen sensibilities but weak will might become
absorbed in ...

A Companion to T  S  Eliot

Author: David E. Chinitz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444356046

Page: 504

View: 491

Reflecting the surge of critical interest in Eliot renewed in recent years, A Companion to T.S. Eliot introduces the 'new' Eliot to readers and educators by examining the full body of his works and career. Leading scholars in the field provide a fresh and fully comprehensive collection of contextual and critical essays on his life and achievement. It compiles the most comprehensive and up-to-date treatment available of Eliot's work and career It explores the powerful forces that shaped Eliot as a writer and thinker, analyzing his body of work and assessing his oeuvre in a variety of contexts: historical, cultural, social, and philosophical It charts the surge in critical interest in T.S. Eliot since the early 1990s It provides an illuminating insight into a poet, writer, and critic who continues to define the literary landscape of the last century

Poetry and Change

To my recollection , it was the bracelet of bright hair about the bone , so bright
that bedazzlement for many years kept me from recognizing what else was in the
poetry . Merritt Hughes said we kidnapped Donne for our own purposes ; he ...

Poetry and Change

Author: Josephine Miles

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520025547

Page: 243

View: 409

Sons Other Loves

... of speech in which incongruous or seemingly contradictory terms appear side
by side; a compressed paradox. The phrase 'a bracelet of bright hair about the
bone', from John Donne's poem 'The Relic', is perhaps the most noted example.

Sons   Other Loves

Author: Nancy Richards

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784620742

Page: 168

View: 746

A collection of poetry with a difference. Sons and Other Loves: A Life in Verse is a collection of poems that were truly inspired by the joy, tragedy, pain and delight of events during the author’s lifetime. They describe these experiences, as well as the love – pure or purely carnal – of the men and others in Nancy Richards’ life. The poetry in this book covers the variety of experiences Nancy has had throughout her life. These include childhood, birth and death, love pure and love carnal, a difficult marriage and a trying divorce, and a love and celebration of the environment among other subjects. Each poem is followed by explanatory notes, explaining its background or relevant technical details. Nancy’s verse is full of clarity and relevance to many age groups. Sons and Other Loves will appeal to anyone who loves poetry or wishes to know more about it, as well as those who have has similar experiences to Nancy. "Nancy Richards writes with passion and about passion. There is a fearlessness in facing head on the great themes, like desire and grief, that is rare and admirable. She has also a fine technical assurance. A strong, new voice." – D.M. Thomas, world renowned poet and best-selling author

Twentieth century Literature in Retrospect

To my youthful recollection , it was the bracelet of bright hair about the bone , so
bright that bedazzlement for many years kept me from recognizing what else was
in the poetry . Merritt Hughes said we kidnapped Donne for our own purposes ...

Twentieth century Literature in Retrospect

Author: Harvard University Press

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674914247

Page: 363

View: 786

Reviews the work and literary contributions of outstanding writers and critics during the twentieth century

The Seventeenth Century Literature Handbook

Anticipating that his grave may be opened, the speaker suggests that whoever
digs itup, seeing, “A bracelet of bright hair about the bone,” will “think there a
loving couple lies”(6, 8) and If this fall in a time, or land, Where misdevotion doth

The Seventeenth   Century Literature Handbook

Author: Marshall Grossman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444390117

Page: 392

View: 398

The Seventeenth Century Handbook provides the undergraduate with a succinct account of the century’s events, along with an exploration of the ways the literature reflected and helped shape the history of the time. Provides a coherent narrative of the entire century of literary history as well as an easy-to-use guide to the principal literary works and figures Offers an exploration of the ways the literature reflected and helped shape the history of the time Describes the continuities as well as the radical changes in this century of civil war and reformation Combines a central narrative account of “texts and contexts” with a selection of brief essays on key texts and topics Includes an alphabetical selection of capsule descriptions of important writers

Biblical Echo and Allusion in the Poetry of W B Yeats

... to illustrate the " intricate intertextual patterns " that may come from allusion ,
takes an example from " Prufrock , " where the " braceleted " arms " downed with
light brown hair " recall , in " The Relic , " " A bracelet of bright hair about the bone

Biblical Echo and Allusion in the Poetry of W B  Yeats

Author: Dwight Hilliard Purdy

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9780838752548

Page: 169

View: 331

"This book treats the poetics of biblical allusion in the lyric poetry of William Butler Yeats, and the ways in which the King James Bible became for Yeats a model for poetry as a communal voice shaping a culture." "The introduction analyzes the critical history of what Eleanor Cook has termed the "poetics of allusion," emphasizing the work of the Italian rhetorician Gian Biago Conte and the American critic and poet John Hollander. The major topics considered here are allusions as the intersections of texts, as figures of speech, and as structural signifiers; the centrality of the reader in the study of allusion; the quality of allusions, their placement and varying degrees of clarity; and the centrality of the study of allusion to cultural criticism." "The first chapter is concerned with the development of the Bible as a model for secular poetry from the late eighteenth century to Yeats, surveying Bishop Lowth, Blake, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Shelley, and Matthew Arnold, as well as Yeats's references in his prose works to the Bible as a model for art and the artist, and his desire to restore the Bible as sacred text, yet write his own Bible." "Chapters 2 through 5 take up in detail the poetics of biblical allusion and echo in the poems. Chapter 2 treats the poetry of the nineties: here Yeats usually engages the Bible as an antagonist, subverting it for the sake of a Celtic consciousness, denying its exclusive claim to spiritual truth. But many biblical echoes show Yeats's dependence upon the Bible as a guide to poetic language. Chapter 3 concerns the poetry from In the Seven Worlds to The Wild Swans at Coole. Yeats looks on Scripture with an ironic eye, often replacing it with what he calls "haughtier texts," the parables, prayers, visions, and private revelations that mirror biblical models and make biblical texts into warrants for his own theory of rebirth. Chapter 4 is a close reading of biblical intertextuality in seven poems: "The Second Coming," "Sailing to Byzantium," "Meditations in Time of Civil War," "Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen," "Prayer for My Son," "Dialogue of Self and Soul," and "Vacillation." In these major poems Yeats displays his antitheticality, as Hazard Adams calls it, putting into dramatic tension biblical texts and his own heterodox ideas about birth, death, and resurrection. Chapter 5 examines the poetry after "Vacillation," where Yeats gives biblical texts (often text used before) a new sensual gloss, but also admits the limits of a "high talk" derived from scriptural language." "Chapter 6 places Yeats in the broad context of biblical intertextuality, working backward from modernism to Romanticism. First, the study contrasts Yeats with two of his contemporaries, D. H. Lawrence and T. S. Eliot, for whom the Bible always asserts its religious authority, in the Victorian tradition of Arnold, Clough, Browning, and Tennyson. The study concludes by comparing Yeats to Wordsworth and Shelley. Although Yeats is deeply indebted to them, his attitude is distinct from theirs: even when rejecting the Bible, Wordsworth. and Shelley accept a dogmatic view of it, while Yeats escapes dogmatism."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


And why, we wonder, will he be buried with 'a bracelet of [her] bright hair about
the bone'? This, he suggests, might make the finder 'think' 'that there a loving
couple lies'. Surely a loving couple would have been buried together? The more
we ...


Author: Richard Bradford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134860684

Page: 240

View: 502

Richard Bradford provides a definitive introductory guide to modern critical ideas on literary style and stylistics. It will provide students with a basic grasp of stylistics and literary analysis. This comprehensive and accessible guidebook for undergraduates examines: * the terminology of literary form * how literary style has evolved since the sixteenth century * the role of stylistics in twentieth century criticism * the discipline of stylistics from classical rhetoric to post-structuralism * the relationship between literary style and its historical context * style and gender * examples of poems, plays and novels from Shakespeare to the present day.

John Donne

In 'The Relique' Donne imagined his grave, where he would be lying with his love
, linked to her by 'A bracelet of bright hair about the bone', being dug up. Their
skeletons would be scattered and sold off as fake religious artefacts: Thou shalt ...

John Donne

Author: John Stubbs

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141902418

Page: 592

View: 376

John Donne's life story is inextricably tied up with the fabric of a society in the throes of religious persecution. His family had long been subject to the terror inflicted upon Catholics under the reign of Elizabeth I, and while his brother languished in prison, and his mother and uncles fled to exile in Europe, Donne was consumed by the question of his own faith and by trying to figure out what it is that connects human beings - and keeps them apart. In his biography of Donne, John Stubbs chronicles not only a long and bitter sectarian conflict, but also the love story of a young couple who broke the rules of their society, and paid the ultimate price. From the raucous streets of late sixteenth-century London to the personal and political intrigues of Donne's family and public life, from the horrors of the Reformation to the delight of Donne's poetry, John Stubbs' book is a vivid, dazzling biography of an extraordinary man, as well as a compelling portrait of England at a time of bewildering transformation..

Metaphysical Poetry

presented in print, indicate that Donne's 'bracelet of bright hair about the bone',
left as a legacy for future lovers' wonder, had by about 1640 become a handcuff
around the imaginations of his successors. Thomas Stanley's 'The Bracelet' is so

Metaphysical Poetry

Author: Colin Burrow

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141394048

Page: 400

View: 115

A key anthology for students of English literature, Metaphysical Poetry is a collection whose unique philosophical insights are some of the crowning achievements of Renaissance verse, edited with an introduction and notes by Colin Burrow in Penguin Classics. Spanning the Elizabethan age to the Restoration and beyond, Metaphysical poetry sought to describe a time of startling progress, scientific discovery, unrivalled exploration and deep religious uncertainty. This compelling collection of the best and most enjoyable poems from the era includes tightly argued lyrics, erotic and libertine considerations of love, divine poems and elegies of lament by such great figures as John Donne, George Herbert, Andrew Marvell and John Milton, alongside pieces from many other less well known but equally fascinating poets of the age, such as Anne Bradstreet, Katherine Philips and Thomas Traherne. Widely varied in theme, all are characterized by their use of startling metaphors, imagery and language to express the uncertainty of an age, and a profound desire for originality that was to prove deeply influential on later poets and in particular poets of the Modernist movement such as T. S. Eliot. In his introduction, Colin Burrow explores the nature of Metaphysical poetry, its development across the seventeenth century and its influence on later poets and includes A Very Short History of Metaphysical Poetry from Donne to Rochester. This edition also includes detailed notes, a chronology and further reading. Colin Burrow is Reader in Renaissance and Comparative Literature at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. He has edited Shakespeare's Sonnets for OUP and The Complete Works of Ben Jonson, and is working on the Elizabethan volume of the Oxford English Literary History. If you enjoyed Metaphysical Poetry, you might like John Donne's Selected Poems, also available in Penguin Classics.

A Cathedral of Myth and Bone

That little boy grown to adulthood, the bright hair turned ruddy. A king now. The
sister grown too, and into something else altogether. The Queen of Air and
Darkness. The woman who held my hands. Arthur and Mordred and the blood-
soaked ...

A Cathedral of Myth and Bone

Author: Kat Howard

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481492179

Page: 368

View: 318

From the acclaimed author of Roses and Rot—a “Brothers Grimm tale for the contemporary reader” (School Library Journal, starred review)—Kat Howard’s exquisite shorter works, nominated for the World Fantasy Award, and performed on WNYC’s Selected Shorts—called “brilliant” (Library Journal, starred review). Kat Howard has already been called a “remarkable writer” by Neil Gaiman and her “dark and enticing” (Publishers Weekly) debut novel, Roses and Rot, was beloved by critics and fans alike. Now, you can experience her collected shorter works, including two new stories, in A Cathedral of Myth and Bone. In these stories, equally as beguiling and spellbinding as her novels, Howard expands into the enchanted territory of myths and saints, as well as an Arthurian novella set upon a college campus, “Once, Future,” which retells the story of King Arthur—through the women’s eyes. Captivating and engrossing, and adorned in gorgeous prose, Kat Howard’s stories are a fresh and stylish take on fantasy. “Kat Howard seems to possess a magic of her own, of making characters come alive and scenery so vivid, you forget it exists only on the page” (Anton Bogomazov, Politics and Prose).

An Echo in the Bone

“He said he'd come back and eat Mandy if I did.” “Oh.” She put an arm around
him and pulled him to her. “I see. Don't be afraid, honey. It's all right.” He was
trembling now, as much with relief as with memory, and she stroked his bright
hair, ...

An Echo in the Bone

Author: Diana Gabaldon

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 9780440338871

Page: 832

View: 990

Diana Gabaldon’s brilliant storytelling has captivated millions of readers in her bestselling and award-winning Outlander saga. In An Echo in the Bone, the seventh volume, Gabaldon continues the extraordinary story of the eighteenth-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his twentieth-century time-traveling wife, Claire Randall. Jamie Fraser, former Jacobite and reluctant rebel, is already certain of three things about the American rebellion: The Americans will win, fighting on the side of victory is no guarantee of survival, and he’d rather die than have to face his illegitimate son—a young lieutenant in the British army—across the barrel of a gun. Claire Randall knows that the Americans will win, too, but not what the ultimate price may be. That price won’t include Jamie’s life or his happiness, though—not if she has anything to say about it. Meanwhile, in the relative safety of the twentieth century, Jamie and Claire’s daughter, Brianna, and her husband, Roger MacKenzie, have resettled in a historic Scottish home where, across a chasm of two centuries, the unfolding drama of Brianna’s parents’ story comes to life through Claire’s letters. The fragile pages reveal Claire’s love for battle-scarred Jamie Fraser and their flight from North Carolina to the high seas, where they encounter privateers and ocean battles—as Brianna and Roger search for clues not only to Claire’s fate but to their own. Because the future of the MacKenzie family in the Highlands is mysteriously, irrevocably, and intimately entwined with life and death in war-torn colonial America. With stunning cameos of historical characters from Benedict Arnold to Benjamin Franklin, An Echo in the Bone is a soaring masterpiece of imagination, insight, character, and adventure—a novel that echoes in the mind long after the last page is turned. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Diana Gabaldon's Written in My Own Heart's Blood.

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Songs and Sonnets 'A Nocturnal upon St Lucy's Day' 13 A bracelet of bright hair
about the bone. Songs and Sonnets 'The Relic' 14 Go, and catch a falling star,
Get with child a mandrake root, Tell me, where all past years are, Or who cleft the

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Author: Susan Ratcliffe

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198614179

Page: 580

View: 783

Provides coverage of literary and historical quotations. An easy-to-use keyword index traces quotations and their authors, while the appendix material, including Catchphrases, Film Lines, Official Advice, and Political Slogans, offers further topics of interest.

The Love Poems of John Donne

A bracelet of bright hair about the bone, Will not he let us alone, And think that
there a loving couple lies, Who thought that this device might be some way To
make their souls at the last busy day Meet at this grave, and make a little stay i' ...

The Love Poems of John Donne

Author: Charles Eliot Norton

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5875637366


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John Donne

He fancies some one breaking up his grave and spying A bracelet of bright hair
about the bone,— a verse 'that still shines there in the darkness of the tomb, after
two centuries, like one of those inextinguishable lamps whose secret is lost.

John Donne

Author: A.J. Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134783264

Page: 532

View: 716

The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work,enabling students and researchers to read for themselves, for example, comments on early performances of Shakespeare's plays, or reactions to the first publication of Jane Austen's novels. The carefully selected sources range from landmark essays in the history of criticism to journalism and contemporary opinion, and little published documentary material such as letters and diaries. Significant pieces of criticism from later periods are also included, in order to demonstrate the fluctuations in an author's reputation. Each volume contains an introduction to the writer's published works, a selected bibliography, and an index of works, authors and subjects The Collected Critical Heritage set will be available as a set of 68 volumes and the series will also be available in mini sets selected by period (in slipcase boxes), and as individual volumes.

The Poems of John Donne Volume One

HEN Some my second grave guest is broke to entertain up again (For graves
have learned that womanhead: To be to more then one a bed), 5 And he that digs
it spies A bracelet of bright hair about the bone, Sources collated: Group I: H49, D
, ...

The Poems of John Donne  Volume One

Author: Robin Robbins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317905326

Page: 496

View: 537

John Donne (1572-1631) is firmly fixed in the canon of English literature. "No man is an island" and "For whom the bell tolls" are just two of his phrases known by virtually everyone. The Poems of John Donne is a two volume edition of Donne’s poems based on a comprehensive re-evaluation of his work from composition to circulation and reception. Donne’s output is tremendously varied in style and form and demonstrates his ability to change his writing according to context and occasion. This edition presents the text of all his known poems, from the epigrams, songs and satires written for fellow young men about town, to the more mature verse-epistles and memorial elegies written for his patrons. Volume One contains the Epigrams, Verse Letters to Friends, Love Lyrics, Love Elegies and Satires.

Selected Poems Donne

'The Relic' imagines 'A bracelet of bright hair about the bone' of a corpse.
Suspicious of decorative language, Donne dramatizes the movement of thoughts
shifting and unfolding as one line or stanza turns to the next. The first stanza of '
The ...

Selected Poems  Donne

Author: John Donne

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141964820

Page: 336

View: 200

Regarded by many as the greatest of the Metaphysical poets, John Donne (1572-1631) was also among the most intriguing figures of the Elizabethan age. A sensualist who composed erotic and playful love poetry in his youth, he was raised a Catholic but later became one of the most admired Protestant preachers of his time. The Selected Poems reflects this wide diversity, and includes his youthful Songs and Sonnets, epigrams, elegies, letters, satires, and the profoundly moving Divine Poems composed towards the end of his life. From joyful poems such as 'The Flea', which transforms the image of a louse into something marvellous, to the intimate and intense Holy Sonnets, Donne breathed new vigour into poetry by drawing lucid and often startling metaphors from the world in which he lived. His poems remain among the most passionate, profound and spiritual in the English language.

The Secret House Of Death

If you spelt foetid with an O no one could pronounce it and if you left the O out no
one would know what it meant. Adultery again, too. Infidelity had been the theme
of Blood Feud and Bright Hair about the Bone, but in those days she hadn't felt ...

The Secret House Of Death

Author: Ruth Rendell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409068811

Page: 192

View: 824

It was his third visit to the gloomy house on Orchard Drive. Each time, he parked in the same place. Each time, he carried a briefcase. And each time, Louise North greeted him at the door. Susan Townsend was the only resident with no interest in the affair going on next door, or in the neighbourhood gossip about it. Yet it was Susan who found the murdered bodies of the lovers, locked not in passion, but in death. And it was Susan whose own life would be imperilled by a monstrous crime far beyond the imaginings of the vilest gossiping tongues. A classic Rendellian murder mystery.

Julie Blyfield

1994 Thwaites , Vivonne , ' A bracelet of bright hair about the bone ' , Artlink , vol .
14 , no . 3 , Adelaide , p . 79 1994 Radok , Stephanie , ' A hole is to dig ' ,
Adelaide Review ' , May , Adelaide , p . 26 1995 Osborne , Margot , “ The Intimate

Julie Blyfield

Author: Stephanie Radok

Publisher: Wakefield Press

ISBN: 9781862547636

Page: 111

View: 616

Julie Blyfield is one of Australia's leading contemporary jewellers. Her work has consistently kept pace with investigations of location, identity and cross-cultural understanding, and involves an innovative engagement with traditional jewellery and metalwork techniques sourced from all over the world.