First published in London in 1962, this collection of Sitwell's later poetry contains "several pieces which show that the lyrical impulse of her early days was still alive to make new discoveries of great freshness and tenderness" - Dictionary of National Biography
"Her mastery of the long line, the pause, of contrasting fullness and ghostliness of sound is as striking as ever. So is her high simplicity of spirit." -The Times Literary Supplement
After his mother goes deaf, a young boy must navigate through the many difficulties of his childhood. The boy witnesses his Mom deal with loss, his father becoming distant, his older brother living a life of his own. The protagonist feels alone, powerless, voiceless. At the same time, the boy tries to impress the girl of his dreams at school, leading him into a troublesome situation. He must make choices which could affect him for the rest of his life. Through it all, he must figure out how to endure and grow, how to become the man of the house.
• See how the protagonist deals with the struggling relationship between his mother and father.
• How to deal with the struggles of puberty and coming of age.
• Impressing your crush at school and the holes this can trap you in.
• Navigating through a house filled with tension while also trying to take control.
• Understand what it’s like to live with someone who has experienced recent trauma.
• Read about the importance of a mother-son relationship and how the bond between parent and child can grow.
The story is fictional, but tells true experiences of the author. It is a personal story that speaks to what growing up is really like for many young boys, and how they look to their parents or siblings for guidance. This story tells what can go wrong when that guidance is not there, but also the powerful bond between mother and son.
About the Writer
Alex Eaker grew up in the cold suburbs of Connecticut. At five years old, his parents got a divorce, putting Alex on an early path towards writing. Ever since, Alex has written about his experience as a son and younger brother, operating between his mother and fathers’ homes while also enduring the universal struggles of adolescence. His stories serve to share his experience, an experience not uncommon in today’s world.
Short Story Press publishes short stories written by everyday writers.
Evolve is a photo-poetic prospectus suggesting man's responsibility to shape social evolution away from the habits of the Information Age to better communicate and to touch and be touched.
Metzger was introduced to this view by a visit to the French Embassy of New York after years of life in Paris and later relocation to Reims, France - setting the backdrop for Metzger’s first exposure as a contemporary poet in-love.
Through a whirlwind of contemplation to sudden life change, paused by two spirit-altering road trip across Ireland and ending with a graceful bow of gratitude in Paris, Metzger was transformed.
Evolve displays Metzger’s ability to dig profoundly into social, political, and existentialist philosophies, to question and adjust the listeners' perspective by providing alternative viewpoints. Sensitively reading human emotion while highly conscious of her environment, Metzger prolongs moments, inhales existence, then creates in deep, steady exhales which are meditative, sensual, and intimate.
Stephen Mitchell's marvelously clear and vivid rendering recreates the robust masculine music of the original. It both hews closely to the Old English and captures its wild energy and vitality, not just as a deep "work of literature" but also as a rousing entertainment that can still stir our feelings and rivet our attention today, after more than a thousand years. This new translation - spare, sinuous, vigorous in its narration, and translucent in its poetry - makes a masterpiece accessible to everyone.
This is a Century for the history books. The Chinese curse of living in interesting times could not be more suited.
A small island continued its expansion across the globe bringing both good and evil in its march. Empires clashed. Revolution shook many. The Industrial Age was upon us.
Poets spoke up against slavery bringing social and political pressure upon an abominable horror. It was also the Age of the Romantics; Shelley, Keats, Byron lyrically rapture. Tennyson, Arnold, Browning rode a century of sweeping change of dynamism and great verse.
The narrator is in deep sorrow, mourning his lost love and is slowly sinking into despair when he is visited by a talking raven from whom he seeks comfort and hope, but whose only utterance is a single portentous word - “nevermore.”Public Domain (P)2016 Spiders' House Audio/Roy Macready
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