Alive Alive Oh And Other Things That MatterAlive Alive Oh And Other Things That Matter



Diana Athill charmed readers with her prize-winning memoir Somewhere Towards the End, which transformed her into an unexpected literary star.

Author: Diana Athill

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393253726

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“An invitation to sit a spell with an intractable and witty friend.” —New York Times Book Review What will you remember if you live to be 100? Diana Athill charmed readers with her prize-winning memoir Somewhere Towards the End, which transformed her into an unexpected literary star. Now, on the eve of her ninety-eighth birthday, Athill has written a sequel every bit as unsentimental, candid, and beguiling as her most beloved work. Writing from her cozy room in Highgate, London, Diana begins to reflect on the things that matter after a lifetime of remarkable experiences, and the memories that have risen to the surface and sustain her in her very old age. “My two valuable lessons are: avoid romanticism and abhor possessiveness,” she writes. In warm, engaging prose she describes the bucolic pleasures of her grandmother’s garden and the wonders of traveling as a young woman in Europe after the end of the Second World War. As her vivid, textured memories range across the decades, she relates with unflinching candor her harrowing experience as an expectant mother in her forties and crafts unforgettable portraits of friends, writers, and lovers. A pure joy to read, Alive, Alive Oh! sparkles with wise and often very funny reflections on the condition of being old. Athill reminds us of the joy and richness of every stage of life—and what it means to live life fully, without regrets.

My Brilliant FriendsMy Brilliant Friends



... these lines with the shiver of amazement that only something new can produce
in Alive, Alive Oh! And Other Things That Matter. I had picked up the collection of
personal essays by chance in a bookstore one summer while visiting London, ...

Author: Nancy K. Miller

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231548946

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My Brilliant Friends is a group biography of three women’s friendships forged in second-wave feminism. Poignant and politically charged, the book is a captivating personal account of the complexities of women’s bonds. Nancy K. Miller describes her friendships with three well-known scholars and literary critics: Carolyn Heilbrun, Diane Middlebrook, and Naomi Schor. Their relationships were simultaneously intimate and professional, emotional and intellectual, animated by the ferment of the women’s movement. Friendships like these sustained the generation of women whose entrance into male-dominated professions is still reshaping American society. The stories of their intertwined lives and books embody feminism’s belief in the political importance of personal experience. Reflecting on aging and loss, ambition and rivalry, competition and collaboration, Miller shows why and how friendship’s ties matter in the worlds of work and love. Inspired in part by the portraits of the intensely enmeshed lives in Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels, My Brilliant Friends provides a passionate and timely vision of friendship between women.

Life ClassLife Class



In a celebration of her life and writing, this collection brings together four of Diana Athill's best-loved memoirs, spanning her very English childhood, her life and loves during World War II, her publishing career at Andre Deutsch, and ...

Author: Diana Athill

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 9781847081469

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Diana Athill, born in 1917, made her reputation as a writer with the candour of her memoirs; through her commitment, in her words, 'to understand, to be aware, to touch the truth'. In a celebration of her life and writing, Life Class brings together four of her best-loved memoirs in one volume, spanning her very English childhood, her life and loves during the Second World War, her publishing career at André Deutsch, and her reflections on old age. Introduced by Ian Jack, Diana Athill's selected memoirs are a remarkable testament to an unusual and fully lived life.

The Gospel magazine and theological review Ser 5 Vol 3 no 1 July 1874The Gospel magazine and theological review Ser 5 Vol 3 no 1 July 1874



Oh , low life's cares dull our spiritual vision , and make us dwarfs in divine things !
What should we do but for this blessed promise , “ He will keep him alive ? " And
this brings us to another and most important matter , viz . , We should remember ...

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Man AliveMan Alive



It reads " Ultra - Violet ” ) DAPHNE ( sighing ) Oh , George — there are other
things in life besides one's feet . ... If you had any life in you at all— ( she rises
and crosses to George ) you'd say : “ Let's get married and starve , what does it
matter ?

Author: John Dighton

Publisher: Samuel French , Limited

ISBN: IND:30000121132751

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A window dresser has the bright idea of utilizing a special sun lamp in the display window which contains two female dummies and a male dummy, Waldorf. The lamp's rays have fantastic properties and turn Waldrof into a beguiling young man and later turn Hathaway, the store's unpopular owner, into a dummy. Waldorf revolutionizes the store by throwing a free champagne party. He also thoroughly enjoys himself with the adoring female staff. His human life is short, if exceedingly merry, while Hathaway's enforced sojourn in the display window has taught him a few lessons. - 7 women, 7 men

Flowers of BetrayalFlowers of Betrayal



In so many ways she made me what I am today . She taught me to be passionate
about the things that matter to me . ... asked gently , ' ' Your mother's still alive ? " "
Oh , yes , very much so . " Tiziana brushed at her cheeks . " But you aren't ...

Author: June Triglia

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 0451402472

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Sicilian-born Tiziana becomes the object of passion of two Mafia cousins--one in Sicily and the other in New York--while she struggles to free herself from the clutches of the Mob

Marriage is a Private AffairMarriage is a Private Affair



alive , alive - oh , Tom , my Tom , perhaps I can remember now , perhaps I never
have to be lost again . ... making the heavy silver toilet articles and the brass
andirons shine and the huge roses in the wallpaper bloom a more ... I've come
into a new world , a world where the things that matter to my family don't matter at
all .

Author: Judith Kelly

Publisher: New York : Harper

ISBN: UOM:39015000578859

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"Study of the first four years of a marriage." Cf. Hanna, A. Mirror for the nation

Zion s witness ed by A WilcocksonZion s witness ed by A Wilcockson



There is a secret more to notice , not only that it flowed from love , but that God's
wisdom was connected with it . How many times ... What is the conclusion of the
matter now ? Was not the ... That has been like an anchor to my soul : not one
thing shall be left out . ... Oh ! the blessedness of being alive in Jesus Christ . I
should ...

Author: Arthur Wilcockson

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ISBN: OXFORD:591083233

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Continent in the SkyContinent in the Sky



Quite possibly that lump of metal may be our one chance of getting out alive.' 'Oh,
shut up !' growled Monsieur Allan. Monsieur Dimoto shrugged his shoulders. '
What does it matter, as things are. . . .' He turned round to me again, his face as ...

Author: Paul Berna

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ISBN: PSU:000024817493

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A young boy stows away in a spaceship bound for the Moon and discovers two rival concerns struggling for mastery of the Moon's resources.

D H Lawrence a Basic Study of His IdeasD H Lawrence a Basic Study of His Ideas



be alive . For man , as for flower and beast and bird , the supreme triumph is to be
most vividly , most perfectly alive . ... a cumulative thing , a deepening thing , in
which feeling deepened into feeling in consciousness till there was a sense of
funes As a matter of fact , we do very much the same in a crisis . ... Oh , yes , my
body , me alive , knows , and knows intensely . And as for the sum of all
knowledge , it can't be anything more than an accumulation of all the things I
know in the ...

Author: Mary Freeman

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435004258091

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DazzledDazzled



Only thing that keeps me at it is the excitement — lets me know I'm alive." "Oh,
you're that all right," Eden teased. ... any sense of something so much bigger than
us that no matter how hard we try, we'll never grab hold of more than the tiniest ...

Author: Jenny Bates

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

ISBN: 0515075906

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Suburban LifeSuburban Life



Being thus alive , “ Oh ! by letting Mary feel that she owns it , and matter of course
; so much so , blue Monday is it has ... She is , indeed , rather conspic - I counted
a hundred towels , with other things in clothes clean , rinsed them and hung ...

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ISBN: PRNC:32101079228019

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NeverlightNeverlight



I ' ve put your stuff under the tree , ” she said . “ I wouldn ' t want to see you burned
alive . " “ Oh , it doesn ' t matter with white things , ” Ella replied without opening
her eyes . Katherine thought : “ There ' s no end to it . She ' s so scientific .

Author: Donald Pfarrer

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ISBN: UCAL:B4350639

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Gardeners Chronicle of AmericaGardeners Chronicle of America



The trees , as individuals and in groups , are tality of that life . essential to all
other forms of life . ... Oh , I suppose duction . All living things must follow both of
these prinwhen you remind a man of the fact that it is alive , he ciples and be
governed by them . ... It is an aspect of the matter that comes , in the sapwood all
the way to the leaves and there under- I know , very close to your hearts , as it
does to my ...

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ISBN: PSU:000055551885

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Gardener s Chronicle of AmericaGardener s Chronicle of America



The trees , as individuals and in groups , are tality of that life . essential to all
other forms of life . ... Oh , I suppose duction . All living things must follow both of
these prinwhen you remind a man of the fact that it is alive , he ciples and be
governed by them . ... It is an aspect of the matter that comes , in the sapwood all
the way to the leaves and there under I know , very close to your hearts , as it
does to my ...

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924094249269

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The Sea and the StoneThe Sea and the Stone



But I understand , oh , yes ! I see ' em filling in the forms . Writing down that they '
re farmers and laborers , just so they get permits to go to some other country . Po
- po - po - po ... When your grandfather was alive , Kérios , he wouldn ' t have
asked what else . Nor the divers , for that matter . Why , they ... was alive . . . Oh ,
yes , but it had been easier Tun then to be so many things — to be proud Pelacos
279.

Author: Charmian Clift

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ISBN: UOM:39015016447313

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