The intensity ofour conversation brought me close once more totheatrocity –
close,to quote Louis MacNeice, 'Asthe killer is close one moment/To the man he
kills, / Or as the moment itself / Is close to the next moment.' JAR : Your poems ...
Author: Jody Allen Randolph
In the first decade of the new millennium, Jody Allen Randolph interviewed twenty-two leading Irish poets, artists, fiction writers and playwrights to create a record of how the makers of a culture saw their country as it moved into a new era. Her exploration was shadowed by intimations of unease; as economic collapse gathered pace, recurrent concerns gained a new urgency. What are Irish values? How have they changed? How do new cultural realities affect the old arts of language and image which have been so important in Irish tradition? In journeys across political divides and between languages, from Seamus Heaney and Nuala N í Dhomhnaill, deeply rooted in Irish inheritance,to African-Irish Joyce Akpotor; from Gerry Adams for whom when our future is settled, we will agree on our history', to the artist Dorothy Cross who brings an international perspective to her redefinitions of Irish imagery, Close to the Next Moment captures the conversations that are remaking a culture.
As such, intimacy is not simply about the possibility or impossibility of ever
knowing the other fully or deeply, but rather names ... It is the “coming to close”—
the bodied encounters which produce a body (the stranger) in the moment of
Author: Erik Malewski
What comes after the reconceptualization of curriculum studies? What is the contribution of the next wave of curriculum scholars? Comprehensive and on the cutting edge, this Handbook speaks to these questions and extends the conversation on present and future directions in curriculum studies through the work of twenty-four newer scholars who explore, each in their own unique ways, the present moment in curriculum studies. To contextualize the work of this up-and-coming generation, each chapter is paired with a shorter response by a well-known scholar in the field, provoking an intra-/inter-generational exchange that illuminates both historical trajectories and upcoming moments. From theorizing at the crossroads of feminist thought and post-colonialism to new perspectives that include critical race, currere, queer southern studies, Black feminist cultural analysis, post-structural policy studies, spiritual ecology, and East-West international philosophies, present and future directions in the U.S. American field are revealed.
My next try was smoother and the next was smoother still. As I gained speed
around the turn, my shoulder dipped closer and closer to the ice—so close that
the chill of the ice sucked the heat from my cheek. My nostrils flared open as I
Author: Jeff L. Howe
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
From the limited perspective of the present, the path weve chosen in life may often seem random or of little consequence. But when we examine our journey from the vantage of hindsight, we find that we have participated in life-changing moments and have been witness to singularly remarkable things. This is a collection of moments and stories from the life of one man. Some are humorous, some are poignant, and some are terrifying. Some moments are as brief as the wink of a firefly or the exact instant of death. Others last the time it takes for a rumor to spread or for a penny to fall from a tall building. Still others take millions of years and are still happening. Enjoy a climb to the top of a peak in central Idaho, a babys first bowel movement, or a silent drive through the redwoods. Look deeply into the eyes of a diving hawk, a profoundly retarded fifteen-year-old girl, or an aging stripper in Montana. Listen to the sounds of cold Canadian wind slipping under a warm Pennsylvania door. Smell the burning embers of a city on fire. Taste the exhaust of a jet. Take a moment.
Jamerson didn't answer for a long moment. “We live in a political ... “I'm sure that
you'll explain that question in your next report. I'm going to hang up ... He took a
deep breath, and, in the next moment, he had regained control. He started to dial
Author: Iris Johansen
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
In Close Your Eyes, The New York Times bestselling duo Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen are back with a suspenseful novel about a once-blind woman with a talent for tracking serial killers The FBI doesn't usually consult with music therapists to solve their cases. But Kendra Michael's astonishing powers of observation and analysis have made her a favorite of law enforcement agencies all across the country. Blind for the first twenty years of her life, she cares little for investigative work but can't deny her unique skill, or the results she's been able to facilitate. Kendra learned at an early age to become hyper-aware of her surroundings, perfecting the art of picking up the most subtle audio, olfactory, and tactile cues in the world around her. Like a secret weapon, she is in high demand. Former FBI agent Adam Lynch, known as The Puppetmaster, has weapons of his own. He's a notorious master manipulator, skillfully handling criminals and colleagues alike to get the results he wants. Now he needs Kendra's special brand of help, but she's not interested until Lynch reveals that Agent Jeff Stedler—Kendra's ex—is missing and may have run directly into the path of a serial killer. What began as a heinous murder investigation escalates into something even larger and more frightening: a multi-million dollar conspiracy to hide a secret that's worth killing for, again and again and again.
And now he must pass close to me. The next moment I felt my toes crushed under
his heel. I caught hold of the iron railing and closed my eyes for a moment. Then I
looked down at my new shoes. One tip was broken and my toes inside felt ...
Author: Rose Cohen
Publisher: Cornell University Press
In this appealing autobiography, Rose Cohen looks back on her family's journey from Tsarist Russia to New York City's Lower East Side. Her account of their struggles and of her own coming of age in a complex new world vividly illustrates what was, for some, the American experience. First published in 1918, Cohen's narrative conveys a powerful sense of the aspirations and frustrations of an immigrant Jewish family in an alien culture. With uncommon frankness, Cohen reports her youthful impressions of daily life in the tenements and of working conditions in garment sweatshops and domestic service. She introduces a large cast, including her co-workers, employers, mentors, family members, and friends. In simple yet moving terms, she recalls how, while confronting setbacks caused by poor health and dilemmas posed by courtship, she finds opportunities to educate herself. She also records the gradual weakening of her family's commitment to religion as they find their way from the shadow of poverty toward the mainstream of American life.
We are at one in the dance, fully capable of intricate rhythms and motions
because we are so bound to each other. God as a “business man” indicates
God's ... God is as close as the next moment. Let the world with all its demands
Author: Reverend Bobbie McKay, Ph.D.
“Dancing with God” is a book about the dance we call “life”. Based on her original research study of Spiritual Life in mainstream, interfaith congregations, Dr. McKay takes us on a journey to discover God available everywhere for all people. She helps us find God in our lives by sharing stories from her own life and from some of the four thousand others in her study. Dr. McKay describes God as Mystery and Presence, reminding us that God’s other name is always “surprise!” She challenges us to follow a God directed pathway; to trust that Love does not abandon us and to know that Spirit linked to Spirit will change the world. “Dancing with God” is like a digital book, each chapter containing a unique God experience which you can revisit in whatever order you choose and is a powerful way to share God experiences in a group setting.
And the next moment is always so close to the last one, so very close that at first,
at very first, the past is only a breath away, close enough to reach out to touch it,
to change it. . . But Rob was dead. Actually, more than dead. Dead was far too ...
Author: Joanna Bell
Publisher: Random House
Alice's world is blown apart when her husband Rob dies suddenly of a heart attack - in another woman's bed. Only 40, Rob was an energetic, opinionated, handsome local GP. This wasn't supposed to happen. Left to manage their home, three teenage children and a recalcitrant parrot, Alice struggles to hold it all together.Working herself at Rob's old surgery as a GP, she finds herself caught up in the designs of Rob's old partner, who owns the premises and wants to sell. And distracted by the good looks of locum Tom x. Her best friend Martha claims all she needs is a new man - but Alice knows it goes deeper than that. She's got to find a way to make her children happy, and work out a future for all of them ...
The sentry thinking it remarkable the sleeper should not awaken, thereupon drew
near; and the next moment, with a great shout, informed the camp their prisoner
was escaped. He had left behind his Indian, who (in the first vivacity of the ...
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: Canongate Books
Introduced by Roderick Watson. The Master of Ballantrae is Shakespeare’s darkest book, the strange tale of two Durie brothers whose differences symbolize the conflicting calls of romance and reason in 18th-century Scotland. Stevenson called this novel ‘a winter’s tale’, as if he were revisiting the brighter worlds of Kidnapped and Treasure Island in a bleaker light, as if the old romances could only lead us now to a wilderness of disorder, emptiness, coldness and night. The story’s conclusion bears this out: the two brothers are brought to a bleak and savage end, together and far from home, in the trackless wastes of North America. The Master of Ballantrae reviews and revises the world of the earlier novels (including Jekyll and Hyde) to make one of Stevenson’s most challenging and thought-provoking books.
Do you marry the other because it is what people should do when they are in
love or it is what everyone is doing or expecting, ... The definition of happiness, in
any moment, is to know the information I have now in my mind is the something
that I call, ”being ... Happiness is anyone's ability to take the understanding I have
and hope it comes close to what somebody else has in a way that brings us
Author: Rodney Votion
Publisher: WestBow Press
This book is about the explanations we each seek to be provided with that will help us grow and become mature human beings. These are thoughts that lead to profound questioning of why things are the way they are. Peace of mind is the development we all seek to achieve, no matter where we exist.
The next moment the bull was on him, hooking. He curled, got his good arm over
his ... The audience suddenly laughed and out of the corner of his eye he saw the
other clown mocking his stagger. He pressed against the rails, back to the ...
Author: Annie Proulx
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning and bestselling author of The Shipping News and Accordion Crimes comes one of the most celebrated short story collections of our time. Annie Proulx's masterful language and fierce love of Wyoming are evident in these breathtaking tales of loneliness, quick violence, and the wrong kinds of love. Each of the stunning portraits in Close Range reveals characters fiercely wrought with precision and grace. These are stories of desperation and unlikely elation, set in a landscape both stark and magnificent -- by an author writing at the peak of her craft.
... when a rumor had reached the upper village that two young men from other
parts were throwing their money around in the ... daughter Chomsun opened the
door from the family room and looked out, only to close the door the next moment.
Author: Sunwon Hwang
Publisher: Columbia University Press
These captivating short stories portray three major periods in modern Korean history: the forces of colonial modernity during the late 1930s; the postcolonial struggle to rebuild society after four decades of oppression, emasculation, and cultural exile (1945 to 1950); and the attempt to reconstruct a shattered land and a traumatized nation after the Korean War. Lost Souls echoes the exceptional work of China's Shen Congwen and Japan's Kawabata Yasunari. Modernist narratives set in the metropolises of Tokyo and Pyongyang alternate with starkly realistic portraits of rural life. Surrealist tales suggest the unsettling sensation of colonial domination, while stories of the outcast embody the thrill and terror of independence and survival in a land dominated by tradition and devastated by war. Written during the chaos of 1945, "Booze" recounts a fight between Koreans for control of a former Japanese-owned distillery. "Toad" relates the suffering created by hundreds of thousands of returning refugees, and stories from the 1950s confront the catastrophes of the Korean War and the problematic desire for autonomy. Visceral and versatile, Lost Souls is a classic work on the possibilities of transition that showcases the innovation and craftsmanship of a consummate and widely celebrated storyteller.
She screamed and pressed close to Kern. Next moment a grave opened and a
number of skeletons rattled out a grisly death march with their bones. Then the
car shot out of the tunnel, whirled around a curve and pitched into a new shaft.
Author: Erich Maria Remarque
Publisher: Random House
From the beloved author of All Quiet on the Western Front, Flotsam is a terrifying portrait of Europe as the Nazi shadow falls over the continent. Political dissidents, Jews, medical students, petty criminals: Among the thousands of displaced persons traveling the unpaved roads of Europe, there are Steiner and Kern. Both have irritated officials for outstaying their two-week sojourn in Czechoslovakia. And so they must leave. Not that either has any place to go. Not in 1939. But when a man is led by a guard to the border of one country, he must try another. Until he is escorted from that one too. Living hand-to-mouth, selling shoelaces and safety pins for a few pennies, Steiner and Kern find that, remarkably, there are still pleasures to be had. Paris, for one; love, for another. For amid the heartless cruelty and cold-blooded laws of the Nazi state, there is still humanity and kindness. And there is incomparable joy in falling in love, surviving, and telling your story so it is never forgotten. “The world has a great writer in Erich Maria Remarque. He is a craftsman of unquestionably first rank, a man who can bend language to his will. Whether he writes of men or of inanimate nature, his touch is sensitive, firm, and sure.”—The New York Times Book Review
The car passed close by the prisoners who were carrying Dietz on the door. The
officers ignored them. ... Now American tanks were allegedly near the town; next
moment they were German troops come to defend it. At three o'clock the new ...
Author: Erich Maria Remarque
Publisher: Random House
In Spark of Life, a powerful classic from the renowned author of All Quiet on the Western Front, one man’s dream of freedom inspires a valiant resistance against the Nazi war machine. For ten years, 509 has been a political prisoner in a German concentration camp, persevering in the most hellish conditions. Deathly weak, he still has his wits about him and he senses that the end of the war is near. If he and the other living corpses in his barracks can hold on for liberation—or force their own—then their suffering will not have been in vain. Now the SS who run the camp are ratcheting up the terror. But their expectations are jaded and their defenses are down. It is possible that the courageous yet terribly weak prisoners have just enough left in them to resist. And if they die fighting, they will die on their own terms, cheating the Nazis out of their devil’s contract. “The world has a great writer in Erich Maria Remarque. He is a craftsman of unquestionably first rank, a man who can bend language to his will. Whether he writes of men or of inanimate nature, his touch is sensitive, firm, and sure.”—The New York Times Book Review
Zane's eyes were shut tight, but Sebastian never closed his.He glanced down ...
Finally, Sebastian convinced his mouthto close intime with hers. Awkward. ... But
in the next moment, Zane's hand closed over his, small and tepid. The memory of
Author: Colby Marshall
SYNESTHESIA: A neurological condition characterized by automatic, involuntary sensory perceptions triggered by seemingly unrelated stimuli. There is something unusual about Dr. Jenna Ramey’s brain, a rare perceptual quirk that punctuates her experiences with flashes of color. They are hard to explain: red can mean anger, or love, or strength. But she can use these spontaneous mental associations, understand and interpret them enough to help her read people and situations in ways others cannot. As an FBI forensic psychiatrist, she used it to profile and catch criminals. Years ago, she used it to save her own family from her charming, sociopathic mother. Now, the FBI has detained a mass murderer and called for Jenna’s help. Upon interrogation she learns that, behind bars or not, he holds the power to harm more innocents—and is obsessed with gaining power over Jenna herself. He has a partner still on the loose. And Jenna’s unique mind, with its strange and subtle perceptions, may be all that can prevent a terrifying reality…
The next moment, Arroglint was as a spear offire: with it, Yuen began kill- ing
dogs and Blue Men, one after another, with ... But Arroglint was suddenly the
tentacle of an octopus of steel, writhing and binding any limbs that ventured too
Author: John C. Wright
Publisher: Tor Books
The year is 10,515 AD. The Hyades Armada, traveling at near lightspeed, will reach Earth in just four centuries to assess humanity's value as slaves. For the last 8,000 years, two opposing factions have labored to meet the alien threat in very different ways. One of them is Ximen del Azarchel, immortal leader of the mutineers from the starship Hermetic and self-appointed Master of the World, who has allowed his followers to tamper continuously with the evolutionary destiny of Man, creating one bizarre race after another in an apparent search for a species the Hyades will find worthy of conquest. The other is Menelaus Montrose, the posthuman Judge of Ages, whose cryonic Tombs beneath the surface of Earth have preserved survivors from each epoch created by the Hermeticists. Montrose intends to thwart the alien invaders any way he can, and to remain alive long enough to be reunited with his bride Rania, who is on a seventy-millennia journey to confront the Hyades' masters, tens of thousands of light-years away. Now, with the countdown to the Hyades' arrival nearing its end, del Azarchel and Montrose square off for what is to be their final showdown for the fate of Earth, a battle of gunfire and cliometric calculus; powered armor and posthuman intelligence. Judge of Ages is the wildly inventive third volume in a series exploring future history and human evolution from John C. Wright. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Including Nearby New York and Nearby New Jersey Christopher Brooks,
Catherine Brooks. the subsequent ... It leads to an oak-shaded nook where you
can enjoy a quiet moment by the water before proceeding with the remainder of
Author: Christopher Brooks
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
New trails have been established and old trails rediscovered, making the hikes in the New York City area better than ever. Based on the authors' own research, this handy guide introduces nearly two dozen of the best easy day hikes. Filled with detailed descriptions of each trail, Easy Hikes Close to Home: New York City helps novice hikers discover their choices with clear maps and concise at-a-glance information.
... outward but a voyage in, to some other aspect of familiar terrain ... but in the
next moment, as Nina comes close against me once more that feeling slides
away from me thinly like all illusion and the feeling of alienness seeps in once
Author: Barry N. Malzberg
Publisher: Hachette UK
Folsom's Planet - An Alien land yet so familiar. If the mission were a success, Folsom's planet would bear his name for eternity. The barbarians would be civilized; the planet would join the Federation; the Federation's integrity would be preserved. But Hans Folsom had to be on guard. The aliens were intractable, his crew possibly traitorous. There was an incident during the voyage he couldn't quite remember. And a prophetic runic stone. Had ancient spacemen visited here in the past? Did that explain the strange religions, the ancient ruins, the mysterious runic stone?