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Blank verse, unrhymed iambic pentameter, has been central to English poetry since the Renaissance. It is the basic vehicle of Shakespeare's plays and the form in which Milton chose to write Paradise Lost. Milton associated it with freedom, and the Romantics, connecting it in turn with freethinking, used it to explore change and confront modernity, sometimes in unexpectedly radical ways. Henry Weinfield's detailed readings of the masterpieces of English blank verse focus on Milton, Wordsworth, Shelley, Keats, Tennyson and Stevens. He traces the philosophical and psychological struggles underlying these poets' choice of form and genre, and the extent to which their work is marked, consciously or not, by the influence of other poets. Unusually attuned to echoes between poems, this study sheds new light on how important poetic texts, most of which are central to the literary canon, unfold as works of art.
Sherman Alexie's stature as a writer of stories, poems, and novels has soared over the course of his twenty-book, twenty-year career. His wide-ranging, acclaimed stories from the last two decades, from The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven to his most recent PEN/Faulkner award winning War Dances, have established him as a star in modern literature. A bold and irreverent observer of life among Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest, the daring, versatile, funny, and outrageous Alexie showcases all his talents in his newest collection, Blasphemy, where he unites fifteen beloved classics with fifteen new stories in one sweeping anthology for devoted fans and first-time readers. Included here are some of his most esteemed tales, including "What You Pawn I Will Redeem," "This is What it Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona," "The Toughest Indian in the World," and "War Dances. " Alexie's new stories are fresh and quintessential about donkey basketball leagues, lethal wind turbines, the reservation, marriage, and all species of contemporary American warriors. An indispensable collection of new and classic stories, Blasphemy reminds us, on every thrilling page, why Sherman Alexie is one of our greatest contemporary writers and a true master of the short story.
The world's biggest supercollider, hidden deep in an Arizona mountain, will probe what happened at the very moment of creation: the Big Bang itself.
BLAST (Basic Local Alignment Search Tool) is a set of similarity search programs that explore all of the available sequence databases for protein or DNA. BLAST is the only book completely devoted to this popular and important technology and offers biologists, computational biology students, and bioinformatics professionals a clear understanding of this program. This book shows you how to get specific answers with BLAST and how to use the software to interpret results. If you have an interest in sequence ana
Is Samantha who she says she is? While on tour in Switzerland, Star meets a girl named Samantha. Sam explains that she and Star went to kindergarten together before Sam's family moved away to Europe. Star doesn't really remember Sam, but Sam seems to have lots of fond memories of Star's parents, and that's a topic Star never gets tired of discussing. Soon Star and Sam are virtually inseparable. But Mike and Mags are suspicious of Star's friend's motives. Is Sam really a blast from Star's past, or is she after something more than memories?
Aliens from outer space learn much about our different lands and peoples by visiting earth.
In her attempts to persuade Jon Hazard Black, the Harvard-educated son of an Absarokee chief, to sell his land claim to her father, Boston heiress Blaze Braddock unwittingly captures Black's heart with her fiery spirit.
Bestselling author JoAnn Ross turns up the heat in a novel of heart-stopping suspense and white-hot passion that takes readers from the sultry South Carolina Lowcountry to the rugged Northern California coast, and ultimately into the darkest reaches of the human heart.... Fire cop Tess Gannon is hot on the trail of a pyromaniac who's been setting buildings ablaze throughout Somersett, South Carolina, when ATF Special Agent Gage O'Halloran arrives on her fire scene. Coming out of a self-imposed exile, Gage suspects that Tess's "Flamemaster" is connected to a serial killer he apprehended three years ago. Tess doesn't like Gage. He's too rude. Too arrogant. Too damn...male. Worse yet, she doesn't trust him. Forced into an uneasy alliance, Tess and Gage race to stop the killer from striking another fatal match. But Gage's fragile hope for redemption is put to the test when Tess becomes ensnared in a homicidal pyromaniac's deadly obsession. And time is running out....
Tommy loves horses above anything. And after he saw a beautiful gray pony in a field, he has been dreaming of a gray pony. Can Billy and blaze help him find the perfect pony?
Billy was a little boy who loved horses. Blaze, his beautiful pony was his best friend. One night they went camping at this ancient indian cave. When billy woke up the next morning, Blaze was gone. Who could have stolen such a sweet tempered pony. Will Billy be able to find whoever stole his pony? Will Billy be able to get Blaze back?
Billy and his pony Blaze like to go on adventures. Today Billy is looking for the lost quarry. Along the way he finds "wolf rock", a old shack, and a new friend too.
When Billy goes on vacation with his family to a rance in thw West, they bring Blaze, Billy's pony. Billy and Blaze go on adventures and one day, they see Thunderbolt. Thunderbolt is one of the last wild horses, and a beautiful horse at that. No one can catch him. Can Billy teach Thunderbolt that he can be trusted? Will Billy get to ride Thunderbolt?
Who says sensual romance can only be found in the twenty-first century? Discover that red-hot romance really is timeless in this bundle of the first three books in the Harlequin Blaze Historicals series!Bound to Please by Hope TarrFifteenth-century Scotland is a tough place to be a woman in charge. Brianna MacLeod, new laird of her clan, needs a child to establish her position. And the best way to do that is to demand the sexual services of her sworn--and very sexy--enemy, Ewan Fraser!The Concubine by Jade LeeChen Ji Yue is on her way to empress superstardom in nineteenth-century China as royal consort. She only has to vanquish 300 rivals to bring her family great honor--and resist the deliciously sexy Sun Bo Tao--the emperor's best friend. . . Make Me Yours by Betina KrahnBeing desired by the Prince of Wales isn't necessarily bad. . . except that the prince only gets involved with married women. Plus, widow Mariah Eller much prefers the prince's tempting friend Jack St. Lawrence, the very man the prince has charged with finding Mariah a husband!
A brand-new, heart-pounding tale featuring Catherine Mann's heroic Special Ops unitAir Force captain Bobby "Postal" Ruznick wouldn't consider working a job that didn't occasionally scare him to death. But nothing gets under his skin like sexy profiler Dr. Grace Marie Lanier. Not that Dr. Uptight Lanier could tolerate his risk-taking ways when they'd struck sparks off one another on assignment a year ago. Now it looks as though the two of them are stuck with each other once again.Being paired with Bobby's Special Ops crew sends Grace Marie's calm, collected existence into a tailspin. Not only does she have an assignment of utmost importance to complete...but she's got little recourse except to turn for help to the one man who threatens her orderly world the most-Bobby.Now with one week to stabilize a situation that could destroy the lives of countless others, Bobby and Grace Marie are about to learn that to save the world, they'll have to risk their hearts.
Winter heats up in this hot new Star Harbor romance, as another sexy Grayson brother, a wickedly handsome writer, plots his happily ever after with a sweet stranger. Frustrated with her job in Boston, social worker Avery Newbridge welcomes the opportunity to reassess her life when family asks her to help manage the Star Harbor Inn. Trying to figure out her future is overwhelming enough, but she doesn't count on distraction in the form of one Theo Grayson, the gorgeous, green-eyed author who she knows is trouble from the moment he saunters into the inn. Not only does he have a talent for writing swashbuckling adventures, but Theo also has a soft spot for big-hearted damsels in distress, especially a woman who's great at helping everyone--except herself. Avery's demons challenge him, but for desire this hot, he isn't backing down. With every kiss and heated whisper Theo promises her his heart . . . if only Avery is willing to open up and accept it. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Deep Autumn Heat, Callie's Cowboy, and About Last Night.
Blaze Wyndham, the daughter of impoverished nobility, is forced to wed an older man she does not know, a stranger who must win her heart before he can awaken her as a woman. He is Edmund Wyndham, Earl of Langford, whose love fills her life with happiness-and whose cruel death leaves his young bride aching with loss and stripped of all defenses but her own pride and courage in a world ruled by men's appetites and ambitions. There is no way that Blaze can say no when king Henry is roused by her ravishing beauty and demands her surrender with all the awesome power of his position and virile attraction of his person. Blaze becomes not only his mistress but his confidante as he makes his intricate moves on the chessboard of history, heading toward a divorce that will shock the world... and toward marriage with the scheming Anne Boleyn. Meanwhile, Blaze is ordered to wed again, this time violently against her will-for her proposed bridegroom is none other than the dashing, rakish Anthony Wyndham, younger brother of the husband whose memory Blaze does not want to betray.
When Josh Ellroy, left-winger for the Kamloops Blazers, and his dad find more than a dozen dead cattle on the family ranch, Josh has some serious decisions to make. On one hand, the Western Hockey League playoffs are ahead, plus a chance to play in the National Hockey League. On the other hand, there's a beautiful and interesting girl who believes more prize bulls will be killed. Josh is afraid of what will happen if he gets involved. As he learns more, he's afraid of what will happen if he doesn't.
These Valentine's Day stories have Blazingly happy endings...Once Upon a Bite by Kimberly RayeBeauty and the beast--in the bedroom! When wolfishly irresistible Matt Keller lands in Skull Creek, Texas, Shay Briggs sees a hunky beast who needs her taming touch.My, What a Big...You Have! by Leslie KellyScarlett Templeton doesn't believe in fairy tales. That is, until she meets a sexy rogue in the woods, on her way to Grandmother's house....Sexily Ever After by Rhonda NelsonUgly duckling Juliet only wants to be a femme fatale. Little does she guess that a chance meeting with hottie Gareth will inspire her to reveal her sexy swanlike plumage--and a lot more--before long!
Fan favorites Tori Carrington and Tawny Weber invite you to indulge in two tales of love, adventure... and really hot sex!The Body That Launched a Thousand Ships by Tori CarringtonElena Anastasios is finally going to get her fairy-tale wedding. Little does she know that ultra-hot Ari Metaxas is about to steal her away from her groom-to-be. Or that he intends to give her multiple mind-blowing reasons to believe that he's the better man!You Have to Kiss a Lot of Frogs... by Tawny WeberReporter Sebastian Lane knows he's tangled with the wrong woman when she puts a curse on him to lose his sexual mojo! It's going to take a real woman to save him. Luckily, Jordan Olliver has a weakness for Sebastian, warts and all....
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