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From the preface: "Cleanth Brooks (1906-94) was probably the most important literary critic to come to prominence during the second third of the twentieth century. In the generation before him, such pioneers as T. S. Eliot, I. A. Richards, and John Crowe Ransom helped fashion a criticism sophisticated enough to explain the radical innovations being wrought in poetry and fiction. (This approach to literary interpretation came to be called the "new criticism" simply because Ransom had given that innocuous title to a book he published in 1941.) Brooks applied the methods of this new criticism, not only to the modernist texts for which they were created, but to the entire canon of English poetry from John Donne to William Butler Yeats. In his many critical works, especially The Well Wrought Urn and the textbooks he edited with Robert Penn Warren and others, Brooks taught several generations of students how to read literature without prejudice or preconception. In addition to these achievements, Brooks helped invent the modern literary quarterly and wrote the best book yet on the works of William Faulkner."
Connie Suarez, downsized from her job as a legal secretary, is working as a maid. She's getting used to picking up after people and putting their lives in order. But she is not prepared for the mess that awaits her when she arrives at work one morning to find her employer dead on the floor of his bedroom. Connie's co-worker Maria, an illegal alien from Colombia, quickly becomes the prime suspect in his murder. When Maria begs her for help, Connie cannot refuse. As she tries to discover what really happened, she learns that Maria has been keeping a number of things from her. Now Connie can't decide who or what to believe. And that's not the worst of it. Connie soon realizes that she herself is also a potential target for violence. The question now is, will she be able to clean up the mess that Maria is in without getting killed herself?
The Kelso/McIvey rehab center is a place of hope and healing for its patients--and for the dedicated staff who volunteer there. But David McIvey, a brilliant surgeon whose ego rivals his skill with a scalpel, wants to change all that. His plan to close the clinic and replace it with a massive new surgery center--with himself at the helm--means that the rehab center will be forced to close its doors.Since he is poised to desecrate the dreams of so many, it's not surprising to anyone, especially Oregon lawyer Barbara Holloway, that somebody dares to stop him in cold blood. When David McIvey is murdered outside the clinic's doors early one morning, Barbara once again uses her razor-sharp instincts and take-no-prisoners attitude to create a defense for the two members of the clinic who stand accused. And in her most perplexing case yet, Barbara is forced to explore the darkest places where people can hide--the soul beneath the skin.
From the book jacket: Baynard Kendrick has returned to the Crime Club, bringing his famous and amazing blind detective with him-which is a promise that more stories of this favorite sleuth are coming. Absorbed in a chess game, Captain Duncan Maclain was unaware he was being watched by a thickset foreigner--which was a strange state of affairs, for Duncan's acute sensitivity usually compensated for his blindness. In any event, Duncan could not have known of the machinations that were suddenly to involve him in a plot as explosive as uranium and as exciting as a ticking geiger counter. That knowledge only came as he sat in a hospital ... and a man's breathing was silenced in a manner that put Duncan in a clear and present danger.
Everyone talks about style, but no one explains it. The authors of this book do; and in doing so, they provoke the reader to consider style, not as an elegant accessory of effective prose, but as its very heart. At a time when writing skills have virtually disappeared, what can be done? If only people learned the principles of verbal correctness, the essential rules, wouldn't good prose simply fall into place? Thomas and Turner say no. Attending to rules of grammar, sense, and sentence structure will no more lead to effective prose than knowing the mechanics of a golf swing will lead to a hole-in-one. Furthermore, ten-step programs to better writing exacerbate the problem by failing to recognize, as Thomas and Turner point out, that there are many styles with different standards. In the first half ofClear and Simple,the authors introduce a range of styles--reflexive, practical, plain, contemplative, romantic, prophetic, and others--contrasting them to classic style. Its principles are simple: The writer adopts the pose that the motive is truth, the purpose is presentation, the reader is an intellectual equal, and the occasion is informal. Classic style is at home in everything from business memos to personal letters, from magazine articles to university writing. The second half of the book is a tour of examples--the exquisite and the execrable--showing what has worked and what hasn't. Classic prose is found everywhere: from Thomas Jefferson to Junichiro Tanizaki, from Mark Twain to the observations of an undergraduate. Here are many fine performances in classic style, each clear and simple as the truth.
Inspired by the experiences of a decorated combat veteran and a former member of the 82nd Airborne Division, Clear by Fire is a blistering debut military thriller about an American hero who, in order to clear his name, must take down a team of black ops soldiers that have gone murderously rogue.Mason Kane was once a loyal American soldier and a proud member of the elite, off-the-books Anvil Program--a group of black ops soldiers who wage war from the shadows. But all that changed when his commander, as a part of a twisted scheme to force America's continued involvement in the Middle East, ordered an innocent Afghan family murdered. Refusing the direct order, Mason now finds himself on the run, hunted by his former comrades and labeled a terrorist by the country he faithfully served. Relying only on his survival skills and the help of Special Operations agent Renee Hart, Mason must embark on his gravest mission yet: unraveling a conspiracy that reaches all way to the President's inner circle, and stopping the world's most dangerous soldiers from completing their treacherous plan.
Vernon Gray is the oldest and richest of the residents of the four flats on the sixth floor of a block in his small seaside town. After seeing her on TV, he has instructed Rosa Epton to draft his last will and testament, when another of her clients demands her attention on an urgent matter: he has been accused of stealing five pounds from the collection plate at the end of the Sunday morning service.And then Vernon Gray disappears, along with his housekeeper, leaving a welter of puzzling clues to confuse the police, and the learned Rosa.
Willie Delamer was coming home to Clear Fork, where his brother Sam and sidekick Romney Fairchild were the scourge of the valley, intimidating and murdering homesteaders to obtain their land. So even old friends like the Cobbs and Slocums weren't prepared to take too kindly to Willie. But Willie was a fighter, a good one, and he wasn't about to lose his friends or their land to the evil Fairchild. It would be a hard battle, with high stakes and terrible odds. But at some point every man has to take a stand for what he believes in, even if it kills him. ...
Recently ordained and more recently divorced, Reverend Esme Browne finds herself at an uncomfortable crossroads when stationed at the Portland Road Chapel. In addition to the seaside town, she also now bears the spiritual responsibility for two country chapels, which should be exciting, invigorating, and even hopeful. Esme, however, has forgotten how to pray and, she fears, how to feel.A chance encounter with an eccentric pair of country gnostics may change all that, but she'll have to be willing to juggle the demands of the church, her parishes, and a bevy of well-intended but nosy neighbors.
Petras Simonaitis, a young Lithuanian artisan struggling to support his mother and sister, faces the impossible task of coming into manhood under first Nazi and then Soviet domination. Baron Pavel Gerulaitis, a Nazi sympathizer and rich landowner, desires to sire Aryan children although he has dark hair and eyes. When the Baron convinces Petras's sister Ona to live at his castle and be groomed as his future wife, Petras feels powerless to save her. The Baron's first wife and child - a dark child - die mysteriously. Then Ona's body is found floating in the river - at the hands of the Baron, Petras believes. Petras is a Protestant - in a Catholic country - struggling with his faith. He is friends with Joelis, a young Jew, in spite of the taboo against such friendships. Joelis tries to convince Petras and his friend Kazys to help form labor unions to strengthen the country against the rise of communism, but Kazys sneers at their idealism and Petras becomes too overwhelmed with the threats to his loved ones' lives to fight for unions. Rima, the young woman Petras loves, also disappears into the Baron's castle. Rima becomes pregnant with the Baron's child, but Petras marries her and they flee giauliai. Rima begins her lifelong struggle with depression, yet for a short time they live a quiet idyll in the forest of Birai, until the child Gintaras is born and the Baron and the Nazis intrude upon them.
A FOOD-FOCUSED STRATEGY FOR ELIMINATING SKIN MALADIES AND CREATING A RADIANT, BEAUTIFUL COMPLEXIONTransform your skin by flushing toxins and fueling your body the natural way. Clear Skin Detox Diet shows you how to achieve the youthful, radiant complexion you desire by packing your diet with sustainable, life-force building nutrition. Rather than trying to improve your skin with harsh topical treatments, this easy-to-follow program harnesses the power of delicious whole foods so you can overcome common ailments, including: Wrinkles Rashes Eczema Psoriasis Acne Rosacea Packed with mouthwatering recipes, helpful shopping lists and skin-clearing menu plans, this book has everything you need to get on the path to eating for radiance. an indispensable tool for anyone who suffers from skin problems or just wants to follow a diet that guarantees picture-perfect, luminous skin.
This book is designed to help students make the most efficient use of their time as they learn to pronounce English better.
Provides points and support to the need of becoming a better thinker and writer. The first three chapters provide the reason of why you need to clearly understand the difference between point and support; chapter 4 the common mistakes writers make, chapter 5 order of organizing the support for a point Chapter 6 difference between a paragraph and an essay Chapter 7 Writing process steps Chapter 8 Writing Assessments for an opportunity to practice what you've learnt and the interesting topics to indulge in
Meet Patrick Cleary: party boy, loser, and spaz. Patrick's been trying desperately to transform himself, and the results have been so spectacular, they've almost killed him. Meet Wes "Whiskey" Keenan: he's a field biologist wondering if it's time to settle down. When the worst day of Patrick's life ends with Whiskey saving it, Patrick and Whiskey find themselves sharing company and an impossibly small berth on the world's tackiest houseboat. Patrick needs to get his life together--and Whiskey wants to help--but Patrick is not entirely convinced it's doable. He's pretty sure he's a freak of nature. But Whiskey, who works with real freaks of nature, thinks all Patrick needs is a little help to see the absolute beauty inside his spastic self, and Whiskey is all about volunteering. Between anomalous frogs, a homicidal ex-boyfriend, and Patrick's own hangups, Whiskey's going to need all of his patience and Patrick's going to need to find the best of himself before these two men ever see clear water. Honorable Mention: One Perfect Score
Clear Word and Third Sight: Folk Groundings and Diasporic Consciousness in African Caribbean Writingby Catherine A. John
Clear Word and Third Sight examines the strands of a collective African diasporic consciousness represented in the work of a number of Black Caribbean writers. Catherine A. John shows how a shared consciousness, or "third sight," is rooted in both pre- and postcolonial cultural practices and disseminated through a rich oral tradition. This consciousness has served diasporic communities by creating an alternate philosophical "worldsense" linking those of African descent across space and time. Contesting popular discourses about what constitutes culture and maintaining that neglected strains in negritude discourse provide a crucial philosophical perspective on the connections between folk practices, cultural memory, and collective consciousness, John examines the diasporic principles in the work of the negritude writers Lon Damas, Aim Csaire, and Lopold Senghor. She traces the manifestations and reworkings of their ideas in Afro-Caribbean writing from the eastern and French Caribbean, as well as the Caribbean diaspora in the United States. The authors she discusses include Jamaica Kincaid, Earl Lovelace, Simone Schwarz-Bart, Audre Lorde, Paule Marshall, and Edouard Glissant, among others. John argues that by incorporating what she calls folk groundings--such as poems, folktales, proverbs, and songs--into their work, Afro-Caribbean writers invoke a psychospiritual consciousness which combines old and new strategies for addressing the ongoing postcolonial struggle.
Karen Kingston, pioneer of a branch of Feng Shui known as Space Clearing, expertly guides you through the liberating task of clutter clearing. You will learn: Why you keep clutter How to clear clutter from your body, mmind and spirit How to identify and clear clutter How to stay clutter-free
Set in the gloriously rugged backwoods of the Pacific Northwest in the 1970s, Nina Shengold's gripping debut novel follows three people in search of new lives deep into uncharted terrain of the body and heart. When rough-hewn loner Earley Ritter picks up a hitchhiker one rainy night, he can't imagine how much it will change his life. A "shake-rat" who salvages cedar stumps left when loggers clearcut, Earley seems to have little in common with Reed Alton, a gifted Berkeley dropout. But when Earley meets Zan, the fiery and mysterious woman Reed has been following, erotic sparks fly in unexpected directions. Thrown together in the splendid isolation of the woods, with passions and tensions mounting, the unlikely trio achieves a fragile balance that- like their idyllic patch of forest- will be shattered by violence.
In New Girl in Town, Liberty is settled in at the White House but off to a rough start at her new school. It's hard being the new girl, especially since she has to bring along a bodyguard. And do the other kids only want to be friends because she's the First Daughter?
In this bittersweet romance, two teens living decades apart form a bond that will change their lives forever. Amy is drawn to the misty, mysterious clearing behind her Aunt Mae's place because it looks like the perfect place to hide from life. A place to block out the pain of her last relationship, to avoid the kids in her new town, to stop dwelling on what her future holds after high school. Then, she meets a boy lurking in the mist--Henry. Henry is different from any other guy Amy has ever known. And after several meetings in the clearing, she's starting to fall for him. But Amy is stunned when she finds out just how different Henry really is. Because on his side of the clearing, it's still 1944. By some miracle, Henry and his family are stuck in the past, staving off the tragedy that will strike them in the future. Amy's crossing over to Henry's side brings him more happiness than he's ever known--but her presence also threatens to destroy his safe existence. In The Clearing, author Heather Davis crafts a tender and poignant tale about falling in love, finding strength, and having the courage to make your own destiny--a perfect book to slip into and hide away for awhile.
Working from the premise that every natural and human-made space has an energy of its own that can physically and emotionally effect anyone in that space, this introduction to ancient practices of environmental shamanism-or transformation of the energy of spaces-explains in practical terms how to liberate old, unproductive energy that may be stored in any space, making room for new vibrations to circulate and increase inhabitants' well-being. Combining timeless traditions with the author's vast experience in energy transformation, this manual offers step-by-step guidance for recognizing and manipulating the unseen forces that affect everyday life. Real-life examples, guided exercises, annotated endnotes, and an extensive glossary to supplement case studies making the book both informative and accessible for practical use.
A Fresh Start to a Healthy Emotional Life Is emotional clutter blocking success in your personal and professional life? You've likely heard about the psychological benefits of clearing out the clutter in your surroundings, but how do you handle your emotional clutter -- the psychological version of the jam-packed closet or impenetrable garage? Shutting away and trying to hide old pains and traumas creates toxic patterns that can keep you from having the life of your dreams. Integrating mindfulness and cutting-edge neuroscience, international mindfulness expert Donald Altman teaches how to modify entrenched habits and patterns with only a few minutes of attention daily. Altman first helps you realize what your baggage consists of and how to transform or jettison it. He then shows how to avoid the daily danger of accumulating new emotional clutter. No matter how fraught your life or relationships may be, you can cleanse, heal, or accept the old wounds, mistakes, and disappointments. With Altman's lifestyle tools, you'll discover how to address your past, better deal with the present, and cultivate the best possible future. Start fresh with Clearing Emotional Clutter.
Young Emma Wagner chafes at the constraints of Bethel colony, an 1850s religious community in Missouri that is determined to remain untainted by the concerns of the world. A passionate and independent thinker, she resents the limitations placed on women, who are expected to serve in quiet submission. In a community where dissent of any form is discouraged, Emma finds it difficult to rein in her tongue-and often doesn't even try to do so, fueling the animosity between her and the colony's charismatic and increasingly autocratic leader, Wilhelm Keil. Eventually Emma and her husband, Christian, are sent along with eight other men to scout out a new location in the northwest where the Bethelites can prepare to await "the last days." Christian believes they've found the ideal situation in Washington territory, but when Keil arrives with the rest of the community, he rejects Christian's choice in favor of moving to Oregon. Emma pushes her husband to take this opportunity to break away from the group, but her longed-for influence brings unexpected consequences. As she seeks a refuge for her wounded faith, she learns that her passionate nature can be her greatest strength-if she can harness it effectively.From the Trade Paperback edition.
In 1977 veteran TV newsman Daniel Schorr was forced to "resign" from CBS News and threatened with imprisonment by the U.S. government. His "crime"--releasing a damaging report on CIA corruption to the American people. Schorr refused to back down from his heroic decision and now he tells the full, dramatic story behind his two decades on the most explosive assignments in Washington: Watergate, the CIA and FBI scandals, the Kennedy assassination, and his own head on confrontation with Congress and CBS.
Since about 1980, asthma prevalence and asthma-related hospitalizations and deaths have increased substantially, especially among children. Of particular concern is the high mortality rate among African Americans with asthma. Recent studies have suggested that indoor exposures--to dust mites, cockroaches, mold, pet dander, tobacco smoke, and other biological and chemical pollutants--may influence the disease course of asthma. To ensure an appropriate response, public health and education officials have sought a science-based assessment of asthma and its relationship to indoor air exposures. Clearing the Air meets this need. This book examines how indoor pollutants contribute to asthma-- its causation, prevalence, triggering, and severity. The committee discusses asthma among the general population and in sensitive subpopulations including children, low-income individuals, and urban residents. Based on the most current findings, the book also evaluates the scientific basis for mitigating the effects of indoor air pollutants implicated in asthma. The committee identifies priorities for public health policy, public education outreach, preventive intervention, and further research.
Clearing the Way is written for English teachers whose job is to help teenagers become better writers. Tom Romano, a full time high school English teacher when he wrote this book, has worked with hundreds of teenage writers. He knows well the problems and triumphs of teaching writing. In Clearing the Way teachers will find specific ideas and strategies, a workable philosophy for teaching writing, and, best of all, vivid stories and case histories of real teenagers. Romano discusses the importance of respecting students' words, the use of writing to learn and discover, the teacher-student conference, writing processes in theory and practice, the evaluation and grading of writing, the place of writing in literature classes, and the powerful creative current that can be transmitted among teenage writers. Whatever the topic, Romano illustrates his ideas with many examples of teenagers' own writing.