Search results for: arcadian-nights

Arcadian Nights

Author : John Spurling
File Size : 41.29 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 242
Read : 1072
Download »
In this vibrant, gripping and often grisly retelling of the Greek myths, stories of murder, power, revenge, love, and traumatic family relationships are made new again for our time with wit and relish by a gifted author. Spurling has added scene, dialogue, and context, while always staying true to the spirit of the original myth. Taking as his starting point many of the famous tourist sites in the Peloponnese, where the stories are set, John Spurling freshly imagines key narratives from the Greek canon, including tales of the doomed house of Atreus (notably Agamemnon, leader of the Greeks at Troy, murdered by his wife in his palace bathroom); of the god Apollo; goddess Athene; Theseus, scourge of the Minotaur; the Twelve Labors of Heracles; and Perseus, rescuer of Andromeda.

Atalanta and the Arcadian Beast

Author : Jane Yolen
File Size : 39.21 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 935
Read : 978
Download »
Before Atalanta became a Greek legend, she encountered a beast . . . Abandoned by her parents and raised by bears until the age of four, Atalanta has led a life of adventure. After her adoptive father is slain by a ferocious beast, the twelve-year-old Atalanta sets off on a journey of revenge, accompanied by the bear she treats as a brother. She discovers that a monster is terrorizing the land of Arcadia and that the king has assembled a party to track it down—led by the legendary huntsman Orion. Atalanta wins a place at Orion’s side, but the hunt for the beast is also a hunt to uncover the secret of her own past. And that may prove to be the greatest danger of all. This ebook features personal histories by Jane Yolen and Robert J. Harris including rare images from the authors’ personal collections, as well as a timeline of the Heroic Age and a conversation between the two authors about the making of the series.

Arcadian s Asylum

Author : James Axler
File Size : 85.16 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 967
Read : 352
Download »
The brutality of post-nuclear America has spawned a dark frontier where the harsh and unforgiving new rules of existence cannot obliterate the decency and determination that drive the true human spirit. It's tested and tormented but never destroyed. A lust for power and a strong sec-force are the basic requirements of any Deathlands baron. But brilliant, charismatic Baron Eugene Arcadian has bigger visions than simply a monopoly on jack and trade. He wants the future. Turning his ville into the nascent heartbeat of the new civilization would require the help of Ryan Cawdor and his warrior group. But for these unwilling participants, the endgame of their enigmatic host remains hidden in the secret maze of laboratories beneath Arcady, where a new terror is about to be reborn…. In the Deathlands, always watch your back.

The Collected Poems of Barbara Guest

Author : Barbara Guest
File Size : 62.10 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 440
Read : 1001
Download »
The lifework of a preeminent New York School poet

The Night Has Been Unruly

Author : John Courtenay Trewin
File Size : 44.83 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 307
Read : 873
Download »

The Sunnier Side

Author : Charles Jackson
File Size : 63.55 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 730
Read : 178
Download »
A posthumous anthology of stories on life in Arcadia, a small town in New York State, illustrating the advantages and disadvantages of living in a small burg. In one story, a girl is hounded for having an affair, in another a man discovers to his horror that a bum is a relative. By the author of The Lost Weekend.

The Cincinnati Lancet clinic

Author :
File Size : 34.77 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 529
Read : 509
Download »

The Pipes O Pan

Author : Sylvia Sherman
File Size : 59.46 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 973
Read : 643
Download »

Foreign Service Journal

Author :
File Size : 63.99 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 220
Read : 746
Download »

A History of Arcadia Indiana

Author :
File Size : 53.25 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 854
Read : 552
Download »

The Last Arcadian and Other Papers

Author : St. John Welles L. Lucas
File Size : 37.42 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 511
Read : 1297
Download »

The American Foreign Service Journal

Author :
File Size : 30.18 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 715
Read : 1091
Download »

Hesiod

Author : Hesiod
File Size : 59.97 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 350
Read : 624
Download »
Hesiod belongs to the transitional period in Greek civilization between the oral tradition and the introduction of a written alphabet. His two major surviving works, the Theogony and the Works and Days, address the divine and the mundane, respectively. The Theogony traces the origins of the Greek gods and recounts the events surrounding the crowning of Zeus as their king. A manual of moral instruction in verse, the Works and Days was addressed to farmers and peasants. Introducing his celebrated translations of these two poems and of the Shield, a very ancient poem of disputed authorship, Apostolos Athanassakis positions Hesiod simultaneously as a philosopher-poet, a bard with deep roots in the culture of his native Boeotia, and the heir to a long tradition of Hellenic poetry. For this eagerly anticipated revised edition, Athanassakis has provided an expanded introduction on Hesiod and his work, subtly amended his faithful translations, significantly augmented the notes and index, and updated the bibliography. Already a classic, Hesiod: Theogony, Works and Days, Shield is now more valuable than ever for students of Greek mythology and literature.

A Night in at the Opera

Author : Jeremy Tambling
File Size : 33.75 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 766
Read : 1156
Download »
"Offering an arresting range of accounts by specialists in music, media, and popular culture on how the popular arts have represented opera, this book raises issues about the sociology of music and its implications for television and video culture. It looks at the relationships between serious and popular music, the desire of some composers to work in the latter while being engaged in more classical composition, and the love-hate relationships between Hollywood and La Scala."

In the Hours of Night

Author : William Bradford Huie
File Size : 32.83 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 683
Read : 1042
Download »

The University of Missouri Studies

Author :
File Size : 85.57 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 122
Read : 1121
Download »

Pagan Holiday

Author : Tony Perrottet
File Size : 45.71 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 271
Read : 1314
Download »
The ancient Romans were responsible for many remarkable achievements—Roman numerals, straight roads—but one of their lesser-known contributions was the creation of the tourist industry. The first people in history to enjoy safe and easy travel, Romans embarked on the original Grand Tour, journeying from the lost city of Troy to the Acropolis, from the Colossus at Rhodes to Egypt, for the obligatory Nile cruise to the very edge of the empire. And, as Tony Perrottet discovers, the popularity of this route has only increased with time. Intrigued by the possibility of re-creating the tour, Perrottet, accompanied by his pregnant girlfriend, sets off to discover life as an ancient Roman. The result is this lively blend of fascinating historical anecdotes and hilarious personal encounters, interspersed with irreverent and often eerily prescient quotes from the ancients—a vivid portrait of the Roman Empire in all its complexity and wonder. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Walther League Messenger

Author :
File Size : 55.33 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 165
Read : 837
Download »

Arcadian Waters and Wanton Seas

Author : Arne Neset
File Size : 71.65 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 348
Read : 1048
Download »
The nineteenth century was the great age of landscape painting in Europe and America. In an era of rapid industrialization and transformation of landscape, pictures of natural scenes were what people wanted most to display in their homes. The most popular and marketable pictures, often degenerating into kitsch, showed a wilderness with a pond or a lake in which obtrusive signs of industry and civilization had been edited out. Inspired by Romantic ideas of the uniqueness of the nation, pictorial and literary art was supposed to portray the «soul» of the nation and the spirit of place, a view commonly adopted by cultural and art historians on both sides of the Atlantic. Arcadian Waters and Wanton Seas argues that nationalistic or exceptionalist interpretations disregard deep-rooted iconological traditions in transatlantic culture. Depictions and ideas of nature go back to the classical ideas of Arcadia and Eden in which fountains, ponds, lakes, rivers, and finally the sea itself are central elements. Following their European colleagues, American artists typically portrayed the American Arcadia through the classical conventions. Arcadian Waters and Wanton Seas adopts the interdisciplinary and comparative methodological perspectives that characterize American studies. The book draws on art history, cultural history, literature, and the study of the production and use of visual images, and will serve well as a textbook for courses on American studies or cultural history of the Western world.

The World and the Parish

Author : Willa Cather
File Size : 22.99 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 825
Read : 774
Download »
"One of the few really helpful words I ever heard from an older writer," Willa Cather declared in 1922, "I had from Sarah Orne Jewett when she said to me: 'Of course, one day you will write about your own country. In the meantime, get all you can. One must know the world so well before one can know the parish.'" Although Cather's first novel about her own country, O Pioneers!, did not appear until 1913, the process of knowing the world and of mastering her craft, so far as it can be traced in her published writing, already had been going on for some twenty years. The World and the Parish: Willa Cather's Articles and Reviews, 1893-1902, is the fourth in a series collecting the work of these years of experiment and discovery. More specifically, it offers a representative collection of Cather's nonfiction writing for newspapers and periodicals during her first decade as a professional writer. Selected from 520 articles and columns, the text is divided into three parts corresponding to major developments in Cather's career?the period from 1893 to 1896 when she first began to write regularly for Lincoln newspapers; the years in Pittsburgh when she was working for the Home Monthly and the Leader and sending her famous "Passing Show" column back to Nebraska; and the period from the spring of 1900 to 1903, when she freelanced in Pittsburgh and Washington, taught in a Pittsburgh high school, and made her first trip abroad. The text has been edited with three main objectives: 1) to enable the reader to trace Cather's development as a writer; 2) to group the material so that the reader interested in a particular subject?the theatre, or music, or literature, for example?can readily locate pertinent selections; and 3) to provide a context sufficient to relate these pieces to Willa Cather's life and to the times, and to suggest some of their connections with the body of her work. Chronologies have been included for each of the three parts; and the Bibliography is the most complete yet available for the for the nonfiction writing up to 1903. Not the least remarkable feature of this collection is the range and variety of forms and subject matter?reviews (of books, plays, operas, concerts, art exhibits, lectures), feature stories, interviews, straight reportage, columns of miscellaneous comment, and travel letters. Seemingly, with no apparent effort Willa Cather could adjust her sights to any assignment and any audience. And if it is astonishing that she could write so much about so many matters at so many levels, it is perhaps even more astonishing that so much of it was so good. Undeniably, however, the chief interest to the general reader and the peculiar value to the scholar of these journalistic writings reside in their manifold and crucial connections with Cather's later work and in the unparalleled insights they afford into the process by which a gifted writer becomes a great artist.