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The Serpents Of Paradise

The Serpents of Paradise PDF
Author: Edward Abbey
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 1466806281
Size: 42.45 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 400
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This book is different from any other Edward Abbey book. It includes essays, travel pieces and fictions to reveal Ed's life directly, in his own words. The selections gathered here are arranged chronologically by incident, not by date of publication, to offer Edward Abbey's life from the time he was the boy called Ned in Home, Pennsylvania, until his death in Tucson at age 62. A short note introduces each of the four parts of the book and attempts to identify what's happening in the author's life at the time. When relevant, some details of publishing history are provided.

Confessions Of A Barbarian

Confessions of a Barbarian PDF
Author: David Petersen
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
ISBN: 9781555662875
Size: 59.27 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 418
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Edward Abbey was an anarchist, activist, philosopher, and the spiritual father of the environmental movement. He was also a passionate journal keeper, a man who filled page after page with notes, philosophical musings, character sketches, illustrations, musical notations, and drawings. His "scribbling," as he called it, began in 1948, when he served as a motorcycle MP in postwar Italy, and continued until his death in 1989, totaling twenty-one volumes. Few have cared more about American wilderness than the irascible Cactus Ed. Author of eco-classics such asThe Monkey Wrench GangandDesert Solitaire, Edward Abbey reveals all his rough-hewn edges and passionate beliefs in this witty, outspoken, maddening, and sometimes brilliant selection of journal entries that takes the writer from his early years as a park ranger and would-be literary author up to his death in 1989. Also included is a detailed index and original sketches made by Abbey himself.

Faulkner S Revision Of Absalom Absalom

Faulkner s Revision of Absalom  Absalom  PDF
Author: Gerald Langford
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292769040
Size: 28.30 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 376
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Faulkner’s Revision of Absalom, Absalom! is a study of the creative process as exemplified in one of the major achievements in twentieth-century fiction. Portions of the original handwritten version of the story are collated, line by line, with corresponding sections of the published version. In an introductory discussion the major changes are analyzed and evaluated. It is particularly interesting to observe Faulkner revising not only his choice of words and the construction of his sentences but also the central design of the story. Most notably, he changed his mind about having it known from the beginning that Charles Bon was Sutpen’s part-Negro son, and he developed Quentin Compson into the pivotal figure who finally supplies this missing piece of information. In the process of revision Absalom, Absalom! became a kind of detective story, and the reader is forced to join the quest and participate in the undertaking which is the basic subject of the book—the human attempt to comprehend and deal with the past. To trace the process of this revision is to experience a sharp focusing of theme and to witness a demonstration of how the meaning of a fictional work can shape its structure and, in turn, stand revealed by what has become the outward sign, or form, of that meaning.

Listen

Listen PDF
Author: Clare Taylor
Publisher: Chiari Books
ISBN: 1843962853
Size: 65.88 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 382
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The death of a childhood friend leads a woman journalist to a US military surveillance base on a bleak Yorkshire moor, in this taut political thriller... Set in 1996, when US mass intercept surveillance in the UK was already fast expanding, Listen pits the macho and paranoid world of secret military intelligence against the women activists intent on protesting against the US presence. The personal journey of the chief protagonist, unusually an older woman, draws together a web of relationships between four very different women and the male National Security Officers responsible for controlling protesters. Based on a factual background, Listen anticipates the contemporary issue of mass state intercept surveillance exposed by Edward Snowden, and underlines how this activity has been expanding covertly in the UK for decades. Sarah Braithwaite's BBC radio documentaries once won prizes, but she's long since been sidelined. Only one day after Sarah's fiftieth birthday, and her new young female boss threatens to bin her safe but uninspiring job editing short stories. It's all change at the BBC. When an elderly woman submits an Orwellian story about an expanding US military base which, the woman claims, is illegally intercepting UK telecommunications traffic, Sarah rejects her as paranoid. The woman, undeterred, continues to harass her, pleading for help for "e;a girl in danger"e; but Sarah - her own London life in free-fall - refuses to listen. Unexpected news of the death of her childhood friend, Lucy Jepson, prompts Sarah to escape back to her northern roots where she learns that Lucy, flamboyant heiress to an industrial fortune, has died, poor and alone, on a derelict smallholding. Shocked by the circumstances surrounding Lucy's death, and driven as much by instinct as logic, Sarah determines to find out how she came to die. Her turbulent journey takes her through suburban and rural North Yorkshire, the evidence leading her ever closer to the sinister American base, RAF Menwin Moor; the same base that Erin, the woman she had so carelessly dismissed, had repeatedly tried to bring to her attention. Who is the "e;girl in danger"e;? If Sarah is to resolve her own life she must find out how her friend died and try to save the girl. And to do that she must penetrate the male bastion of the base at its most vulnerable point

The Depth To Delve Deep

The Depth to Delve    Deep PDF
Author: Rote Writer
Publisher: Rote Writer Publishing
ISBN: 0973418400
Size: 79.44 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Travel
Languages : en
Pages : 484
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He slips through the hedgeow and in no time is seen sitting on the bench surprised by it all. In the shadow of Old Sarum he sits. Salisbury is in sight. It slopes slowly from the old to the new. Now hungry and not too sure what to do about the rue he concludes… ‘I can live with the hunger for a bit… but the thirst I can’t.’ He finds a thrown water bottle and heads into town down a road sloping into Salisbury. Just short of the town, he passes by a park and spots a fountain. He doesn’t think he just drinks, with thirsty urgency. He rinses then fills up his bottle. Rote returns to his hideaway without even venturing into the town proper. He’s pickled by the predicament. He’s embarrassed. His pride is really riding him. He’s unable to make eye contact with people passing by. Back at the bench he crawls back into the bushes when no one's looking. He pulls out his orange plastic bag and his basically brand new sleeping bag that after last night looks old. It’s not even midday yet. He doesn’t want anyone to see him. He has no money. He has no food. He has water. He has a briar bush for a home. It’s wet and always leaking. It’s infested with all sorts of crawling things. And there’s garbage strewn here and there. Some of it is blown in and then torn by dogs. He’s fraught with the facts—he’s fucked. That afternoon and night he stays burrowed in his bane going insane, wrestling with his dilemma. He’s haunted and daunted by his hunger. He tries to ignore his starving stomach. He tries to hide his pride. The following morning he awakes slobbered with saliva, washed with froth from another friendly face, truly a restoring grace. Those dogs delight him in their exuberance upon discovering a bushwhacked bum. Aye, a found friend, wagging him well with a non-judgmental manner. It means a whole lot. They in their way, help to raise Rote’s spirits by letting him know it’s okay and to keep his chin up. Upon packing his pack with his makeshift shack, he burrows them back away and begins his day. Out from behind his bespoken bench he crosses the park. Onto the road he strolls, stirring up a sense of purpose to feed his belly and starve his pride. His pride is like a life preserver; it will buoy him back on track. He passes through the subterranean pedestrian passage under the roundabout of traffic alongside the Avon River. He continues along the road now into Salisbury proper. Only to be stopped by his propped pride, a pill still too ill to swallow. He returns to wallow. Back in his burrow with a deep furrow, he struggles with it all. Oh his pride. And as the day turns into night he struggles some more. Unable to sleep, racked with rancour for the heel he has to hallow. As the sun rises so his spirits, and by the lavish licking, he surrenders too. It brings a smile to his face. Hunger soon supersedes all qualms with his pride. He proceeds to Salisbury proper. He’s struggled enough and to no end, with the thought and the need thereof of begging. And boy is it a proud pill to swallow. It’s in his best interest. At that point, he doesn’t see any other way of collecting coins to curb his hunger pangs and his tobacco withdrawals... great motivating factors for sure. He’s desperate. He’s defiantly delayed any render to surrender that in turn will chide his pride. He tries to fend the facts, but faced with them there really is no other possible play. He’s forced to say, “Excuse me… but can you spare some change.” A truly inspired story steeped in history that starts with Rote sending his manuscript overseas to London England.

Bazaars Cannibals And Sepoys

Bazaars  Cannibals  and Sepoys PDF
Author: Sangeeta Mediratta
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 25.96 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : American literature
Languages : en
Pages : 354
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American Made

American Made PDF
Author: Harold C. Livesay
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780316528740
Size: 67.73 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Businessmen
Languages : en
Pages : 310
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