Vidyan Ravinthiran’s second collection is a book of sonnets for his wife. These are love poems that turn analytical, consider the world, and in which the pronoun 'we' aspires to stand for a larger community, including (if you like) readers themselves. Many describe life in the North East for a mixed-race couple, considering both the redemptive force of love and the cultural origins of our discontent. Brexit; racist and sexist abuse; class; our work-life balance, and our relationship with institutions (be it our employer, or the NHS); taboos surrounding mental health; civil war in Sri Lanka; media representation of minorities; immigrant anxieties: these poems look inward, but also outward. Worrying at the link between society and our private lives, they scorn a politics which would put us all in separate boxes. Love, and imagination, may not conquer all, but as recent shocks suggest, ‘we’ must at least try to understand people different to us. Poetry Book Society Recommendation.
“The Planet Man,” a campy and low-budget graduate of the “Space Patrol” school of juvenile entertainment, serves up plenty of breezy not-to-be-taken-seriously adventure fun. It’s the golly-gee-whillikers saga of Dantro, intergalactic troubleshooter for an organization known as the League of Planets. The League sends Dantro out into the celestial world to maintain law and order. Assisted by members of Earth’s first rocket expedition, Dantro pursues evildoers like Marston, the ruler of Mars, who possesses an insatiable appetite for interplanetary domination, and a pair of dese-dem-and-dose space pirates named Slick and Blackie, who sound like refugees from a B-gangster movie. This collection offers the first half of the series, with the other 26 shows available in Volume 2.
When the cutie-pie was opened, the birds began to sing, and what they sang was glittery and savage and fearless and dangerous—be careful with this book.—Catherine Wagner, author of Nervous DeviceThe fanged fairy of Emily Corwin’s forest-mud-stained collection asserts and sings with short rhymes and glitter-spells, and just as you’ve followed her into the deepest and darkest part of the woods, terrified, you’re asked to run away together / and promise to never / do this heart-skipping thing / with anyone else.Don’t be surprised when you find yourself answering yes, yes, yes.Confronting and darling, every word a perfect warm circlet of pink blood, My Tall Handsome raids every crystal jar on the lace-topped vanity for truth, poison, and song until you can’t remember why you ever thought pretty was better than powerful, sugar was better than bitter medicine, or dancing needed more music than your own voice.I sip the goblet down, tip it upside down / wear it as / a hat / I am a new shiny thing / and I steal you away from the hoopla hullabaloo rumpusYou won’t resist this kidnapping into the orchard, into the crabapple abracadabra—it is too crystalline a taking, and there are too many delicious chants to chant along the way.
For many long-time fans, Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce will always personify Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson - but it may come as a surprise to even the most devoted Baker Street enthusiast to discover that, for one radio season, the World’s Greatest Consulting Detective was portrayed by actor Tom Conway, best remembered for playing The Falcon in a series of 1940s films. Now Radio Archives rediscovers these rare programs in this 5-CD set of ten original radio broadcasts featuring Tom Conway and Nigel Bruce, just as originally aired over the ABC Radio Network in 1946 and 1947. These programs were transferred directly from the original master recordings and have been fully restored for outstanding audio fidelity.
Northanger Abbey follows seventeen-year-old Gothic novel aficionado Catherine Morland and family friends Mr. and Mrs. Allen as they visit Bath. It is Catherine's first visit there. She meets new friends, such as Isabella Thorpe, and goes to balls. Catherine finds herself pursued by Isabella's brother, the rough-mannered, slovenly John Thorpe, and by her real love interest, Henry Tilney. She also becomes friends with Eleanor Tilney, Henry's younger sister. Henry captivates her with his view on novels and his knowledge of history and the world. General Tilney (Henry and Eleanor's father) invites Catherine to visit their estate, Northanger Abbey, which, from her reading of Ann Radcliffe's Gothic novel The Mysteries of Udolpho, she expects to be dark, ancient and full of Gothic horrors and fantastical mystery. - Summary by Wikipedia Narrators: Arie and Elizabeth KlettCatherine Morland: Woolly BeeHenry Tilney: Jason MillsIsabella Thorpe: Beth ThomasMrs. Allen: Michele EatonEleanor Tilney: Amanda FridayGeneral Tilney: Algy PugJohn Thorpe: Phil BensonJames Morland: BeniaminoMassimoMrs. Morland: FiddlesticksMr. Allen: Norman ElferMrs. Thorpe: Natalie PaulaMr. Morland: inflectedFootman: Glenn O'BrienCaptain Tilney: Ivory BallardSarah Morland: Frances BrownMrs. Hughes: Etel BussAnne Thorpe: thestorygirlMaria Thorpe: LydiaAudio edited by: Elizabeth Barr and Elizabeth Klett
The Apology of Socrates by Plato is the Socratic dialogue that presents the speech of legal self-defense which Socrates presented at his Athenian trial in 399 BC. Specifically, the Apology of Socrates is a defense against the legal charges of "corrupting Athen's youth" and "not believing in the same gods the city believes in, but rather in other daimonia that are foreign" to Athenian life. This version was translated by Benjamin Jowett. The e-text was prepared by Sue Asscher. The text is a Project Gutenberg e-text, which is a public domain work distributed by Professor Michael S. Hart through the Project Gutenberg Association at Carnegie Mellon University. The text and the translation are in the public domain.
Narrator Frank Marcopolos (1972-) is the founder of The Whirligig literary magazine, a novelist, voice-over artist, podcaster, and Learning Ally volunteer. He was with the 82nd Airborne Division in the 1990s. He currently lives at The Bookquarium.
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