From An Explanation of America:LAIR Robert Pinsky ? Inexhaustible, delicate, as ifWithout source or medium, daylightUndoes the mind; the infinite, Empty actual is too bright,Scattering to where the roadWhispers, through a mile of woods … Later, how quiet the house is:Dusk-like and refined,The sweet Phoebe-note Piercing from the trees;The calm globe of the morning,Things to read or to write Ranged on a table; the brainA dark, stubborn current that breathesBlood, a deaf wadding, The hands feeding it paperAnd sensations of wood or metalOn its own terms. Trying to read I persist a while, finish the recognitionBy my breath of a dead giant's breath--Stayed by the space of a rhythm, Witnessing the blue gulf of the air.
2012 was the 200th anniversary of Dickens' birth. This is the fifth and last volume; the first volume of short works - fiction, essays, poetry and speeches, previously unrecorded for LibriVox, was catalogued by Dickens' birthday on February 7th 2012, and further volumes followed throughout the anniversary year. (Summary by Ruth Golding)
Hollywood is indelibly printed in our minds as the ‘go-to’ place for entertainment and has been for decades. When there really did seem to be more stars in Hollywood than in Heaven Hollywood Stage had them performing films as radio plays – on the sponsors dime of course. Classic films now become audiobooks with many featuring the original stars from way back when. Here's The Awful Truth starring Cary Grant & Claudette Colbert.
Devilishly attractive Lord Illingworth is notorious for his skill as a seducer. But he is still invited to all the “best” houses while his female conquests must hide their shame in seclusion. In this devastating comedy, Wilde uses his celebrated wit to expose English society’s narrow view of everything from sexual mores to Americans. Adapted by Martin Jarvis.An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:Martin Jarvis as Lord IllingworthPeter Dennis as Sir John PontefractJim Norton as Mr. Kelvil, M.P.Robert Machray as The Venerable Archdeacon Daubeny, D.D.Paul Gutrecht as Gerald ArbuthnotMiriam Margolyes as Lady HunstantonJane Carr as Lady Caroline PontefractJudy Geeson as Lady StutfieldCherie Lunghi as Mrs. Allonby and AliceSamantha Mathis as Miss Hester WorsleyRosalind Ayres as Mrs. ArbuthnotIncludes an interview with Oscar Wilde’s only grandchild, Merlin Holland, who is also a noted biographer and editor of Wilde’s works.Directed by Michael Hackett. Recorded before a live audience at the DoubleTree Suites, Santa Monica in November of 1995.
Benjamin "Ben" Jonson was born in June, 1572. A contemporary of William Shakespeare, he is best known for his satirical plays; Volpone, The Alchemist, and Bartholomew Fair, and his equally accomplished lyric poems.
A man of vast reading and a seemingly insatiable appetite for controversy, including time in jail and a penchant for switching faiths, Jonson had an unparalleled breadth of influence on Jacobean and Caroline playwrights and poets.
In 1616 Jonson was appointed by King James I to receive a yearly pension of £60 to become what is now recognised as the post of the first official Poet Laureate.
He died on the 6th of August, 1637 at Westminster and is buried in the north aisle of the nave at Westminster Abbey.
A master of both playwriting and poetry his reputation continues to endure and reach a new audience with each succeeding generation.
This volume comes to you from Portable Poetry, a specialized imprint from Deadtree Publishing. Our range is large and growing and covers single poets, themes, and many compilations.
My Heart's Treasure will encourage and uplift you as you meditate on the inspirational and oftentimes, witty poems. The cadence of each poem is different. It is not meant to be read in one sitting from cover-to-cover.
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