This novel about the Mafia is also a mesmerizing demonstration of how that organization sustains itself. It is both a beautifully, tautly written story and a brave act of denunciation.
Author: Leonardo Sciascia
Publisher: Granta Books
In the piazza, a man lies dead. No one will say if they witnessed his killing. This presents a challenge to the investigating officer, a man who earnestly believes in the values of a democratic and modern society. Indeed, his enquiries are soon blocked off by a wall of silence and vested interests; he must work against the community to save it and expose the truth.The narrative moves on two levels: that of the investigator, who reveals a chain of savage crimes; and that of the bystanders and watchers, of those complicit with secret power, whose gossipy, furtive conversations have only one end - to stop the truth coming out. This novel about the Mafia is also a mesmerizing demonstration of how that organization sustains itself. It is both a beautifully, tautly written story and a brave act of denunciation.
For all of the artistic fantasizing of Scott, shamans, poets and playwrights, the
owl's link with death has a glaringly simple ... Chinese children born on the day of
the owl, the summer solstice, were considered to have a matricidal personality ...
Author: John Lewis-Stempel
Publisher: Random House
‘Dusk is filling the valley. It is the time of the gloaming, the owl-light. Out in the wood, the resident tawny has started calling, Hoo-hoo-hoo-h-o-o-o.’ There is something about owls. They feature in every major culture from the Stone Age onwards. They are creatures of the night, and thus of magic. They are the birds of ill-tidings, the avian messengers from the Other Side. But owls – with the sapient flatness of their faces, their big, round eyes, their paternal expressions – are also reassuringly familiar. We see them as wise, like Athena’s owl, and loyal, like Harry Potter's Hedwig. Human-like, in other words. No other species has so captivated us. In The Secret Life of the Owl, John Lewis-Stempel explores the legends and history of the owl. And in vivid, lyrical prose, he celebrates all the realities of this magnificent creature, whose natural powers are as fantastic as any myth. 'John Lewis-Stempel is one of the best nature writers of his generation' Country Life
The memory of that fateful day in Barcelona over half a half century ago would be
with Diego until he took his final breath. Diego's memory had not diminished over
time for it was still as sharp as that day, painfully so. There were no morals to ...
Author: Allan Sussman
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
A fantasy adventure/mystery thriller set in the shadows of sealed crypts and perilous catacombs where nightmares live; protected by a Wise, Wondrous Being guarding the most breathtaking secret on earth.
Solemn thinking about this day about to dawn had. It would be the most important
day of her life, and the Flynn family's world would turn topsy-turvy. Her plan was
perfect—a plan she had developed over the past eight months—and timing was ...
Author: Garland Ladd
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Preface This story is about the tribulations experienced by a typical American family during a one year period. As is often the case, the root cause for the Flynn familys conflict was the sin of passion. Two questions plead for answers. Does a typical family actually exist? By definition, typical means: Conforming to the essential features of a species, group, and class, pattern of action or behavior. Therefore, we can recognize similarities between families but each is atypical because of the unique personalities in each family, and also the diverse circumstances in which they live. We can further assume that no two people will react precisely the same to a given stimulus. A corollary question is: Can a truly unique event occur? By definition, unique means: Being the only one of its kind. A debater could claim uniqueness for any given event because circumstances were slightly different from all similar preceding events, or because the people who participated were unique. After considering those moot questions and counterpoints, one can assume there is nothing new under the sun. Every thought or action that man can initiate has probably occurred sometime during the history of mankind, with only minor circumstantial and personality differences. Therefore, no thought, event or action in an overall sense is totally unique. Conversely, every thought or action can claim uniqueness because of the uniqueness of individuals and their varied reactions to the same stimulus. It is claimed that no two snowflakes are identical, thus possessing uniqueness. Cannot the same be claimed by people? The foregoing is a caveat that actions of the Flynn family in this novel are both typical and atypical as they deal with happenstances that seemingly take control of their fates. Bizarre behavior and highly unusual situations create an intriguing year for the Flynns, with unexpected twists and surprises that border on being unique by any definition. This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents either are the product of the authors imagination or are used fictitiously for plot enhancement and reality. Resemblance to actual person, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental
The day came when Ted was ready to show off his model of the festive barge. An
indoor swimming pool had been rented for the early morning ... from all, the
magic was over. I joined Melmoth and Bernie. “Wanted -125- The Owl's Mirror
m m m ...
Author: Wilfried Wlochal
After his flight to Calgary, Canada, suddenly ends in a fiery crash, fifty-eight-year-old Tony Parker is rescued by a stranger. Shaken, but with few injuries, Tony is shocked when he looks in the mirror and stares into the face of a teenager. But the biggest shock is yet to come when Tony is told he has died and is now living in an alternate world. Introducing himself as Max, the stranger announces that Tony is now residing in a secular afterlife rumoured to be built from memory where all the regulars still have a debt to pay. Populated by characters such as Marlene Dietrich, Mata Hari, Charles Ponzi, and Mozart, who often repeat blunders made during their lifetimes, the world is ruled by an integration council assembled to deal with problem migrants such as Tony. As Tony attempts to acclimate to his new home, he is paired with Sebastian Melmoth, also known as Oscar Wilde, who becomes his mentor assigned to guide him through adventurous mayhem barely held together by con artist Till Eulenspiegel. The Owl’s Mirror is the compelling tale of one man’s whimsical journey through a strange and nonsensical afterlife.
The night was cloudy, so after a short time when the young owls could hunt for
mice and such, it became too dark for ... The day dawned and it was still cloudy,
so for once the owls and Brownie could spend some time in the air at the same ...
Author: Dan Barnwell
The Owls of Thunder Hollow have a perfect teaching system for teaching their young. The young owls learn to fly, hunt, and survive within this perfect system. There never has been a problem with the system. Everything changes when the owls accidentally hatch a strange egg. The young bird is not an owl. It does not fit into their “perfect teaching system”. This is a story about an honest effort that was made by both teacher and student. After months of frustration and failure, it appears that they have parted with bitter feelings. The young bird is banished from the presence of his friends. The teacher has been denied the affection that she should have received from the young owls that she taught. Many teachers and students have lived through the sadness of a story like this one. If you had hoped for a happy ending, but never were able to find one, you really need this book. The Owls of Thunder Hollow were able to find an end to the story that is seldom achieved in the world of people.
AS IN THE DAY OF TRIAL IN THE WILDERNESS. —Hebrews 3: 8 & & &
Although great horned owls are common over an exceedingly broad range of
habitat and a lot of work has been done relative to great horned owl ecology, it is
Author: Max R. Terman
Publisher: Princeton University Press
When zoologist Max Terman came to the rescue of a great horned owlet in a Kansas town park, he embarked on an adventure that would test his scientific ingenuity and lead to unprecedented observations of an owl's hidden life in the wild. In Messages from an Owl, Terman not only relates his experiences nursing the starving owlet, "Stripey," back to health and teaching it survival skills in his barn, but also describes the anxiety and elation of letting a companion loose into an uncertain world. Once Terman felt that Stripey knew how to dive after prey, he set the owl free. At this point his story could have ended, with no clue as to what the young bird's fate would be--had it not been for Terman's experimentation with radio tags. By strapping the tags to Stripey, he actually managed to follow the owl into the wild and observe for himself the behavior of a hand-reared individual reunited with its natural environment. Through this unique use of telemetry, Terman tracked Stripey for over six years after the bird left the scientist's barn and took up residence in the surrounding countryside on the Kansas prairie. The radio beacon provided Terman with information on the owl's regular patterns of playing, hunting, exploring, and protecting. It enabled him to witness the moments when Stripey was bantered and mobbed by crows, when other owls launched fierce attacks, and when a prospective mate caught Stripey's eye. On occasional returns to the barn, the owl would follow Terman around as he performed chores, usually waiting for a handout. Until now, scientists have generally believed that an owl nurtured by humans becomes ill-adapted for meeting the challenges of life in the wild. Terman's research proves otherwise. Stripey surpassed all expectations by becoming a totally independent wild creature. With Terman, however, Stripey remained tame, allowing the author to explore something one rarely sees in owls: a warm interest in humanity. Terman engagingly re-creates this dimension of Stripey as he describes with humor and compassion the daily challenges of probing the life of a "phantom winged tiger." Originally published in 1996. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
He was a salesman of pharmaceuticals, and he had to use his car every day. His
new Plymouth had twenty-one thousand miles on it already. He had an
apartment over a garage on Mrs.Van Vleet's property in Humbert Corners, only
five miles ...
Author: Patricia Highsmith
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
In a small Pennsylvania town, Robert Forrester is recuperating from a nasty divorce and a bout of psychological trouble. One evening, while driving home, he sees a pretty young woman framed by her bright kitchen window. Soon, he can’t keep himself away. But when Robert is inevitably discovered, obsession is turned on its head, and he finds himself unable to shake the young woman, nor entirely sure whether he should. From Patricia Highsmith, once called "the balladeer of stalking" by The New Yorker, The Cry of the Owl is a modern classic ready to be reborn.
It was the day of the big game, and all headed down to the oval. They came from
all over the place just to see the Test match between England and Australia.
Percy and Albert were up high on the big light at the oval. They had to watch the ...
Author: P.A. Murphy
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
This is a story about small town called Hilldale Valley. There is a small farm with a lot of different animals on it. The story takes up where there are two ducks: one is a wild duck that flies in about this time every year. The other is a domestic duck, and both are sitting on a nest of eggs. This story is written in Australian English.
“I might be gone formost of the day.” “It'sall right. Night Rain cando the chores.I
brought us bladderwort from one of the bogs down south. She can boil itanddrain
it.” Fortunately, she couldn't seehis face whilehe waited for her to stand, tie her ...
Author: Kathleen O'Neal Gear
Publisher: Forge Books
New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear are famous for writing novels about prehistoric America that are fast-paced, steeped in cultural detail, and smart. In People of the Owl they combine their distinctive trademark of high action with a rich psychological drama. Four thousand years ago, in what centuries later will be the southern part of the United States, a boy is thrust into manhood long before he's ready. Young Salamander would much rather catch crickets and watch blue herons fish than dabble in the politics of his clan. But when his heroic brother is killed, Salamander becomes the leader of America's first city. He inherits his brother's two wives, who despise him, and is forced to marry his mortal enemy's daughter to forge an alliance for the trade goods his people desperately need. Cast adrift in a stark wilderness of political intrigue where assassins are everywhere, young Salamander has no choice but to become a man-and quickly. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
A curious little owl decides to stay awake to find out how the things he sees at night look during the daytime.
Author: Tim Hopgood
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
A curious little owl decides to stay awake to find out how the things he sees at night look during the daytime.
Day. of. the. Owl: A. Western. Flirtation. PIERO GAROFALO Adapted from
Leonardo Sciascia's 1961 homonymous novella, Il giorno della civetta (The Day
of the Owl, 1968) projects an image that conflates both the Sicilian territory into
Author: Dana Renga
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Rico 'Little Caesar' Bandello, Michael Corleone, and Tony Soprano are just some of the onscreen mafia figures that have fascinated audiences since cinema's inception. Portrayals of the Italian and Italian-American mafia, though, have differed markedly over time and across multiple cultures—from the Godfather trilogy to contemporary Italian films, and in works both by established producers like Martin Scorsese and emerging directors like Matteo Garrone. Mafia Movies encourages mafia aficionados to explore the rich variety of classics and rarities within the genre with provocative analyses of over forty films. The essays in this volume provide a comprehensive exploration of the myth of the mafia onscreen, identifying key features and connections to styles such as film noir, thrillers, and even westerns. Mafia Movies also questions whether there are uniquely American or Italian ways of depicting the mafia, exploring how filmmakers from both countries have approached the subject in divergent ways.
Sepa, a Chthonic God of Egypt Associated with the Owl. sion. In one tale from the
Hindu-Persian Panchatantra, the birds were so impressed by the owl's venerable
demeanor that they elected him king. During the day, when the owl was asleep ...
Author: Boria Sax
A varied and insightful compendium of animals and the relationships between humans and animals. * Includes over 50 A–Z conversational entries * Fully illustrated with a variety of images from medieval prints to editorial cartoons and advertisements * Weaves together a cross-cultural tapestry encompassing mythology, history, art, science, philosophy, and literature while discussing the special significance of animals in human cultures * Includes relevant quotes from worldwide texts preceding each entry