These two extraordinary volumes find their place alongside The Colossus and Ariel in the oeuvre of a singular talent.
Author: Sylvia Plath
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Crossing the Water and Winter Trees contain the poems written during the exceptionally creative period of the last years of Sylvia Plath's life. Published posthumously in 1971, they add a startling counterpoint to Ariel, the volume that made her reputation. Readers will recognise some of her most celebrated poems - 'Childless Woman', 'Mirror', 'Insomniac' - while discovering those still overlooked, including her radio play Three Women. These two extraordinary volumes find their place alongside The Colossus and Ariel in the oeuvre of a singular talent. 'Nearly all the poems here have the familiar Plath daring, the same feel of bits of frightened, vibrant, indignant consciousness translated instantly into words and images that blend close, experienced horror and icy, sardonic control.' Alan Brownjohn, New Statesman
"Yeah, we do. Always take an anchor. No matter how far you go" "Fuck that." "We'
re taking it or we're not going. A guy I grew up with drowned three months ago
right off Martha's Vineyard when the boat he was on flipped. I respect these
Author: Daniel Robb
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Off the coast of Cape Cod lies a small windswept island called Penikese. Alone on the island is a school for juvenile delinquents, the Penikese Island School, where Daniel Robb lived and worked for three years as a teacher. By turns harsh, desolate, and starkly beautiful, the island offers its temporary residents respite from lives filled with abuse, violence, and chaos. But as Robb discovers, peace, solitude, and a structured lifestyle can go only so far toward healing the anger and hurt he finds not only in his students but within himself. Lyrical and heartfelt, Crossing the Water is the memoir of his first eighteen months on Penikese, and a poignant meditation on the many ways that young men can become lost.
... the God of Haitian migrants aided and abetted their descendants in this more
recent crossing of water to new lands and new lives, hence the abundance of
religion, religious imagery, and visual piety in Little Haiti (Rey and Stepick 2010).
Author: Terry Rey
Publisher: NYU Press
Beginning in the late 1970s and early 1980s, significant numbers of Haitian immigrants began to arrive and settle in Miami. Overcoming some of the most foreboding obstacles ever to face immigrants in America, they have diversified socioeconomically. Together, they have made South Florida home to the largest population of native-born Haitians and diasporic Haitians outside of the Caribbean and one of the most significant Caribbean immigrant communities in the world. Religion has played a central role in making all of this happen. Crossing the Water and Keeping the Faith is a historical and ethnographic study of Haitian religion in immigrant communities, based on fieldwork in both Miami and Haiti, as well as extensive archival research. Where many studies of Haitian religion limit themselves to one faith, Rey and Stepick explore Catholicism, Protestantism, and Vodou in conversation with one another, suggesting that despite the differences between these practices, the three faiths ultimately create a sense of unity, fulfillment, and self-worth in Haitian communities. This meticulously researched and vibrantly written book contributes to the growing body of literature on religion among new immigrants. Terry Rey is Associate Professor of Religion at Temple University. He is the coeditor (with Alex Stepick and Sarah Mahler) of Churches and Charity in the Immigrant City: Religion, Immigration, and Civic Engagement in Miami. Alex Stepick is Professor of Sociology at Portland State University and Professor of Global and Sociocultural Studies at Florida International University. He is coauthor (with Alejandro Portes) of City on the Edge: The Transformation of Miami. In the North American Religions series
“You can come with us, but you can't cross the river.” My face instantly brightened
. When we reached the river, the older boy said, “Stay here and wait for us to
return.” They swam across, trailing special gun cases attached to ropes, then ...
Author: Kevin McLean
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Baryalai Popal sees his Western-educated professors at Kabul University replaced by communists. He witnesses his classmates “disappearing.” The communist takeover uproots Popal from his family and home. Thus begins Crossing the River Kabul, the true story of Popal’s escape from Afghanistan and his eventual return. Kevin McLean weaves together Popal’s stories in this memoir, which is also a fascinating look at Afghanistan from the viewpoint of Popal and generations of his politically influential family. From the exile of Popal’s grandfather from Kandahar in 1898 to his father’s tutoring of two boys who as adults would play important roles in Afghanistan—one as king and the other as president—to his uncle’s presence at the fateful meeting that led to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, Popal’s family history is intertwined with that of his nation. Popal fled his country following the Russian invasion of Afghanistan in 1980. After being imprisoned as a spy in Pakistan, he managed to make his way to Germany as a refugee and to the United States as an immigrant. Twenty years later he returned to Afghanistan after 9/11 to reclaim his houses, only to find one controlled by drug lords and the other by the most powerful warlord in Afghanistan. Popal’s memoir is an intimate, often humorous portrait of the vanished Afghanistan of his childhood. It is also the story of a father whose greatest desire is to see his son follow in his footsteps, and a son who constantly rebels against his father's wishes. Crossing the River Kabul is a story of choice and destiny, fear and courage, and loss and redemption.
We went in a ship all the way across the ocean. We went in a river boat up the
Mississippi River. We floated across the Missouri River in our wagon. But the ship
was big and the river boat was big and crossing the Missouri River did not take ...
Author: Ronald John Vierling
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Told through preserved family diaries, Crossing the Continental Divide joins two major 19th century American themes the moral consequences of chattel slavery and the cultural consequences of settlers going west. In 1853, newly widowed Ethan Fall leaves Oxford, England, sailing with his two young daughters to Charleston, South Carolina, to begin their new life. When they arrive, Ethan unexpectedly becomes responsible for Sensible Rose, a sixteen-year-old girl of mixed racial parentage. In an effort to remove his daughters and Rose as far away as possible from the South's "peculiar institution," the four join a wagon train following the Oregon Trail. As they travel, Crossing the Continental Divide tells the story of their complex and changing relationships, set against the dangers of slavery coupled to the dangers of westward migration.
I also noticed that some of the men in the boats were carrying guns. They were all
light skin. Seeing the three boats getting close, five of us panicked and plunged
in the water. Fortunately for them, the guards coast reacted fast to aid them.
Author: Amadou Ndiaye
A striking fiction story. This is the story of Baba, a young adolescent from Mauritania, who decided to risk his life in order to escape poverty. As he sets out for an illegal boat trip across the Atlantic Ocean to Europe, Baba faces a series of challenges and obstacles throughout his quest for happiness. Amadou was born in Nouadhibou, Mauritania. He came to the United States of America as a Fulbright Scholar and graduated from the Appalachian State University. Amadou is one of the first students from his country to write a fiction novel.
And there are many a saint that walked and ate unleavened bread and drank
only water , and sometimes didn ' t even have that , and wine would have been a
delight beyond measure . Who did this and why did they do this ? Because it was
Author: Ramtha (the enlightened one (Spirit))
Publisher: Ramtha's School of the Mind
When we become aware that we are God, we see life differently. For the most of you, you struggle in a raging river of humanity. You are still caught up with the snags of your past. You are caught up with the wounds of your bodies, your neuronets. You are trying to make a crossing, but you are so afraid of being hurt that you hold back, or that you are going to miss something else. So you are caught up on the snags of crossing this river.? When we don't know that we are God, there is one thing we do know, that we are human beings. And that knowingness is so common that we have yet to have a startling realization that when we know that that is what we are, then is it any wonder then that we are part of the snags of life that tear at the flesh, that hook upon it, that we are a part of a life that is so encumbered by the flesh that we are afraid to cross the river? - Ramtha
... different names. In all three narratives some different word and expressions are
used to describe the divided waters. For the water itself, Exod 13:17–14:31 uses
... and 2 Kgs 2, which are the water-crossing stories of Moses and Elijah-Elisha.
Author: Eun-Woo Lee
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
This book presents a test case for diachronic and synchronic approaches in Joshua 3-4. Lee introduces the synchronic readings of Polzin, Hawk and Winther-Nielsen, as well as their attempts to uncover the problems in applying their methods to this complicated text. He then investigates the differences between the MT and the LXX of Joshua 3-4 through text critical analysis and reconstructs the Hebrew Vorlage of LXX - Joshua 3-4 considering divergences between major Greek editions; and examines the limitations of Polzin's synchronic study in reading only from the final text of the MT. For the purpose of reading the literary history of Joshua 3-4 in a diachronic way, Lee considers what position this text holds in the setting of the wider context of the ark narratives and water-crossing stories in the Old Testament, e.g. the crossing of the Red Sea in Exodus 13.17-14.31 and with Elijah and Elisha crossing the river in 2 kings 2. He examines the recent trends in literary criticism and attempts to trace the most probable literary history of Joshua 3-4.
... on crossing the polygonum ground heat of the day ; but at a mile and a half we
to where we expected to find the creek ... Not thinking it followed it for a short
distance , and finding two advisable to chance the existence of water a - bead , or
Author: Robert O'Hara Burke
Includes journals of the party and contacts with natives.
She could see a circle of light that shimmered on the water as light beamed
through the opening of the well and landed on the water's surface. Her body hit
the center of the circle, and she felt the cold water as it shocked her nervous
Author: Matthew Dunn
Publisher: Tate Publishing
"Crossing the Trinity," by author Matthew Dunn, is the story of a supernatural journey through the eyes of a young man named Michael, who experienced the sudden loss of his parents. Because of this loss, he goes to live with an elderly relative whom he has never met. Michael seeks answers to his loneliness and loss as he settles in for a new life with an old and very odd relative. It is a revelation often discovered too late, that the actions of previous family members, as well as our own, create this tunnel. Dark family secrets, obtrusive moments, and unresolved conflicts create obstacles in the dark that impede the progress through the tunnel. The sins of the fathers take new meaning when we find ourselvesa " "Crossing the Trinity.""
A chronological history of African-American life and thought represents a broad written and oral tradition and includes evidence of an African presence in America predating Columbus, brief historical introductions to each piece, and ...
Author: Deirdre Mullane
A chronological history of African-American life and thought represents a broad written and oral tradition and includes evidence of an African presence in America predating Columbus, brief historical introductions to each piece, and biographical notes. Original.
Our sandbar, its margin still saturated with recently departed river water, is
bordered by a wide bank of dark sand. The river dropped during the night, it looks
like at least five inches. I ponder how this change to our sandbar is connected to
Author: Lynne Diebel
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
Both a traveler's tale of a 359-mile canoe trip and an exploration of the dramatic environment of the Upper Midwest's Driftless region, following the streams of geologic and human history.
Since many explorers of the age were vying for an ocean crossing, the first would
be the big one, bestowing fame and probable historical immortality upon the
lucky first. Fame and money were Columbus' main goals; in fact, his contract ...
Author: Bud Dharmadha
The Water Bearer Diaries is a personal journal I kept leading up to, during, and after an ...experience that took place in Portland, Oregon in early 2003. Although a personal journal, my mindset was definitely global and there may be material in this book that will help modern spiritual seekers. From The Water Bearer Diaries: During the time immediately before I was taken to the psych ward...I recall having problems breathing and perceiving that I needed to keep things in my mind or contact with life, or else I'd die. From a series of visions whizzing by I remember seeing (among other things I can't remember) my Mom, Dad, brother, nephew, some friends, the sun, an alien or aliens, the earth -this after I laid down on the bed this image of Earth as seen from outer space is the clearest image I have of this period of visions.]
April 30, 2007, fifty-seven miles past Ambler I listen as flat rafts of ice a foot thick
break off from the river's edge and float ... When the midday sun hits, the snow on
the sides of cliffs melts slowly and forms driblets of water that freeze solid again ...
Author: Dave Metz
Publisher: Citadel Press
The snow forms the beginning of a near vertical chute that falls at least a thousand feet. My feet, shaking, manage to hug the thin edge of solid rock. I feel my heart creep to my throat and warm sweat drip down my back, defying the subzero Arctic air. Somehow I reach a plateau and think the worst is behind me. I couldn't be more wrong. This is the story of Dave Metz's death-defying, breathtaking, and passionate journey through the Arctic outback. Driven by his lifetime reverence for the outdoors, Dave, with the help of his two beloved Airedale terrier dogs, embarks on a three-month epic of survival and astonishing determination that rivals the most daring world-class explorations. I find myself on a gigantic trench hemmed in on both sides by peaks that look like ice-daggers from another world. The idea that I'm at the mercy of the wild sinks in. . .and I desperately want out of this endless, icebound maze. Skiing up frozen rivers, enduring bitter nights at twenty below zero, and staggering across vast reaches of barren tundra and scrub woodlands, Metz's unprecedented 600-mile trek took him to the remotest regions of the untamed North. In frightening and stunning detail, he shows us an unwavering spirit and a compelling sense of adventure that can only be satisfied when truly free. . . Dave Metz has been to Alaska over a dozen times in the last twenty years. He's kayaked across Alaska twice, once with his beloved dog Jonny riding in the bow, and lived there for two years in remote locations. He's also kayaked and trekked in Peru, Brazil, Canada, and Borneo, and has hiked across most of Oregon and Washington. Despite his forays away from home, he managed to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from Portland State University, where he also did course work in zoology. He currently works for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife as a seasonal fish biologist. In addition to studying mammals and the preservation of indigenous cultures in rain forest regions, he continues zealously to embark on wilderness survival and exploration adventures, cycling, and hiking trips. He lives Philomath, Oregon.
In a time when so many are “unfollowing” Jesus and leaving the Church, Crossing the Waters delivers a fresh encounter with Jesus and explores what it means to “come, follow me.”
Author: Leslie Leyland Fields
Get ready for the wettest, stormiest, wildest trip through the Gospel you’ve ever taken! The gospels are dramatic, wild, and wet—set in a rich maritime culture on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Jesus’ first disciples were ragtag fishermen, and Jesus’ messages and miracles teem with water, fish, fishermen, net-breaking catches, sea crossings, boat-sinking storms, and even a walk on water. Because this world is foreign and distant to us, we’ve missed much about the disciples’ experiences and about following Jesus—until now. Leslie Leyland Fields—a well-known writer, respected biblical exegete, and longtime Alaskan fisherwoman—crosses the waters of time and culture to take us out on the Sea of Galilee, through a rugged season of commercial fishing with her family in Alaska, and through the waters of the New Testament. You’ll be swept up in a fresh experience of the gospels, traveling with the fishermen disciples from Jesus’ baptism to the final miraculous catch of fish—and also experiencing Leslie’s own efforts to follow Christ out on her own Alaskan sea. In a time when so many are “unfollowing” Jesus and leaving the Church, Crossing the Waters delivers a fresh encounter with Jesus and explores what it means to “come, follow me.”
In Crossing the Next Meridian, Charles F. Wilkinson, an expert on federal public lands, Native American issues, and the West's arcane water laws explains some of the core problems facing the American West now and in the years to come.
Author: Charles F. Wilkinson
Publisher: Island Press
In Crossing the Next Meridian, Charles F. Wilkinson, an expert on federal public lands, Native American issues, and the West's arcane water laws explains some of the core problems facing the American West now and in the years to come. He examines the outmoded ideas that pervade land use and resource allocation and argues that significant reform of Western law is needed to combat desertification and environmental decline, and to heal splintered communities. Interweaving legal history with examples of present-day consequences of the laws, both intended and unintended, Wilkinson traces the origins and development of the laws and regulations that govern mining, ranching, forestry, and water use. He relates stories of Westerners who face these issues on a day-to-day basis, and discusses what can and should be done to bring government policies in line with the reality of twentieth-century American life.
Historic Bridges and Tunnels of the River Donald E. Wolf ... The glory days of a
great bridge are almost always limited to its earliest ones, when the larger-than-
life product of years of work first appears above the water as a completed
Author: Donald E. Wolf
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Before the American Revolution not a single Hudson River bridge or tunnel had been built. It wasn't until Americans looked to the land in the fight for independence that the importance of crossing the river efficiently became a subject of serious interest, especially militarily. Crossing the Hudson reveals the often multileveled stories of the river's bridges and tunnels, from timber arch and truss bridges on stone piers to long-span suspension and cantilevered bridges, railroad tunnels, and improvements in iron and steel technology, providing a history of where, why, when, and how these structures were bui