A magical, whimsical, and heart-soaring collection of angelic poetry from two award-winning literary masters Acclaimed novelist Nancy Willard and World Fantasy Award and Nebula Award–winning author and editor Jane Yolen collaborate on this magnificent anthology of their original poetry. For years the 2 friends and literary colleagues have shared a mutual fascination with God’s winged messengers and exchanged angel poems—some reverent, some witty, some sweet, some biting, and each one a miraculous invention. Now these wondrous flights of angelic fancy are gathered together in a singular collection of breathtaking verse. Rooted in the Christian and Hebrew traditions, these brief, lyrical masterworks celebrate the heavenly beings that have flown through our collective imagination for centuries: Gabriel and the archangel Michael, the fallen Lucifer and the Angel of Death. In rich and sumptuous poetry, the authors muse on angels’ flight, feathers, faith, writing on pinheads, and the glory and inconvenience of having wings. To luxuriate in Yolen and Willard’s poetic words, ideas, and unforgettable images is to truly fly among angels.
DH Lawrence - An Introduction. For many of us DH Lawrence was a schoolboy hero. Who can forget sniggering in class at the mention of Women In Love or Lady Chatterley's Lover? Lawrence was a talented if nomadic writer whose novels were passionately received, suppressed at times and generally at odds with Establishment values. This of course did not deter him. At his death in 1930 at the young age of 44 he was more often thought of as a pornographer but in the ensuing years he has come to be more rightly regarded as one of the most imaginative writers these shores have produced. As well as his novels and plays he was also a masterful poet and wrote over 800 of them. In this collection we discover and nourish ourselves on a small part of that legacy that reveals much about the man and his views on life. Many of those poems are also available on our audiobook verson at iTunes, Amazon and other digital stores.
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Syreeta Mercer, a successful Lawyer from Atlanta, lived her life as daddy’s little girl, and she wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. She’s known only one man as her father, but two weeks after laying him to rest, she is startled by the news that this might not be her truth and everyone else’s lie. Against her mother’s wishes and warnings, Syreeta embarks on her own search that may result in more harm than good, revealing a reality from which she has been protected. Is she better off leaving well enough alone?
Jelani Graybourne was the man of many women's dreams. He’s lived a successful, mistake-free life, until he met the one mistake that was Samantha Wells. She’s made promises she always kept. Now, she’s back, and unlike her first time around, loving Jelani might not be the first thing on her mind. If she has her way, her plan could topple the foundation on which the Graybourne brand is built. Jelani was able to avoid her ruin once, but could he avert her devious plot again? Is there someone else with an equally malicious intent?
Premiered at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago in summer 2012 to critical acclaim.Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune describes the adaptation: “It's not so much that Letts is translating Chekhov rather than writing his own play… Letts' main achievement here is to make Chekhov more emotional, accessible and active”.A great title for academic audiences and readers of classics – it’s a modern master-playwright’s collaboration with a classic playwright’s textLetts’ previous work August: Osage County earned him the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Tony Award for Best Play, and was later adapted into an Oscar Award-nominated film starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts in 2013.As a performer, Letts was honored with the 2013 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play for his work on Broadway in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?Letts is also known for his role in Showtime’s Homeland as Senator Andrew Lockhart
The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents the complete works of Percy Bysshe Shelley, with beautiful illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (5MB Version 1)* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Shelley's life and works* Concise introductions to the poetry and other works* Images of how the poetry books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts* Excellent formatting of the poems* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry* Easily locate the poems you want to read* Includes Shelley's novels and essays - spend hours exploring the author’s prose works* Also includes Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN, which some critics believe was a collaboration between husband and wife* Features a bonus biography - discover Shelley's literary life* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genresCONTENTS:The Poetry CollectionsORIGINAL POETRY BY VICTOR AND CAZIREPOSTHUMOUS FRAGMENTS OF MARGARET NICHOLSONPOEMS FROM ST. IRVYNE; OR, THE ROSICRUCIAN.THE DEVIL’S WALK: A BALLADQUEEN MABINDIVIDUAL POEMSALASTORTHE REVOLT OF ISLAMROSALIND AND HELENJULIAN AND MADDALO: A CONVERSATIONPETER BELL THE THIRDTHE MASK OF ANARCHYTHE WITCH OF ATLASEPIPSYCHIDIONADONAISTHE DAEMON OF THE WORLDPRINCE ATHANASELETTER TO MARIA GISBORNETHE TRIUMPH OF LIFETRANSLATIONSThe PoemsLIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDERLIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDERThe Poetic DramasTHE CENCIPROMETHEUS UNBOUNDOEDIPUS TYRANNUSHELLASFRAGMENTS OF AN UNFINISHED DRAMACHARLES THE FIRSTThe NovelsZASTROZZIST IRVYNE; OR, THE ROSICRUCIANFRANKENSTEIN by Mary ShelleyThe Non-FictionLIST OF ESSAYSThe BiographyPERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY by John Addington Symonds
With classics such as ‘My Last Duchess’ and ‘The Pied Piper Of Hamelin’ Robert Browning’s status as one of the great Victorian Poets will always be secure in popular culture. For the more literary he is considered a master of dramatic verse and dramatic monologues. It is interesting to note that his career bloomed late. Indeed it was only after the death of his wife Elizabeth in 1861 and his return to England from their life in Italy that his work came into wider acceptance and critical acclaim. In the last years of his life he recorded part of a poem on a wax cylinder which was played after his death. It was said to be the first time anyone’s voice had been heard from beyond the grave!
Michael Faudet’s latest book takes the reader on an emotionally charged journey, exploring the joys of falling madly in love and the melancholy world of the brokenhearted. Beautifully captured in poetry, prose, and short stories, Faudet's whimsical and sometimes erotic writing has captured the hearts and minds of thousands of readers from around the world.