Author: Anne-Renee Caille
A small-town embalmer's daughter lifts the shroud on the fascinating minutiae of dealing with the dead.
The Broken Wings
Author: Kahlil Gibran
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Belgian Women Poets
Author: Renée Linkhorn, Judy Cochran
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Designed to acquaint an English-speaking public with an important aspect of Belgian literature, this bilingual anthology includes poems and prose poems by twenty-eight women, presented in chronological order according to their date of birth. A biobibliographical summary introduces each author. A wide variety of themes, styles, moods, and poetic movements are represented. The foreword offers a general survey of the Belgian poetic scene from a literary and sociological point of view.
Four Chapters (1934) is written against the backdrop of the pre-Independence revolutionary terrorist movement in Bengal. It denounced terrorism when revolutionary terrorism was a symbol of courage, dedication, sacrifice and heroism. It is both a political novel and a love story.
The result of a five-year journey across five continents and 60 countries, this spectacular portrait of the planet is also an iconic reminder of its fragility. In this anniversary edition, Arthus-Bertrand and one dozen experts on current environmental issues look back upon the past decade's progress.
Paris: A Love Story
Author: Kati Marton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Recounts how the author's marriages to Peter Jennings and the late Richard Holbrooke were shaped by the beauty and allure of Paris, where she found love and healing against a backdrop of historical events.
Winner of the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award "A charming book about enchantment, a profound book about fairy tales."—John Updike, The New York Times Book Review Bruno Bettelheim was one of the great child psychologists of the twentieth century and perhaps none of his books has been more influential than this revelatory study of fairy tales and their universal importance in understanding childhood development. Analyzing a wide range of traditional stories, from the tales of Sindbad to “The Three Little Pigs,” “Hansel and Gretel,” and “The Sleeping Beauty,” Bettelheim shows how the fantastical, sometimes cruel, but always deeply significant narrative strands of the classic fairy tales can aid in our greatest human task, that of finding meaning for one’s life.
Each flashcard features a full-color illustration from Netter's Atlas of Human Anatomy, 5th Edition, with numbered lines pointing to key structures. This is followed by, concise text which identifies those structures and reviews relevant anatomical information and clinical correlations. Online access at studentconsult.com lets you further test your knowledge with additional "bonus" cards.
Almustafa, the chosen and the beloved, who was a noon unto his own day, returned to the isle of his birth in the month of Tichreen, which is the month of remembrance. And as his ship approached the harbour, he stood upon its prow, and his mariners were about him. And there was a homecoming in his heart. And he spoke, and the sea was in his voice, and he said: "Behold, the isle of our birth. Even here the earth heaved us, a song and a riddle; a song unto the sky, a riddle unto the earth; and what is there between earth and sky that shall carry the song and solve the riddle save our own passion?
Maps of the Mind
Author: Charles Hampden-Turner
Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company
Presents and assesses more than fifty concepts of how the mind works and attempts to assimilate them into an overall theory
Author: Pierre Jean Jouve
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Paulina 1880, published in 1925, strikingly prefigures the French "new wave" in fiction. In Pierre Jean Jouve's first novel, Paulina - said to be the most beautiful woman in Milan - enters a passionate affair with a married man. Her love for Count Michele Cantarini is all-consuming, yet Paulina is plagued by its impurity in the eyes of her family, of society, of God. The death of her father, and the subsequent death of the Count's wife, send Paulina into an abyss from which neither her love for Michele nor her faith in God can rescue her.
The Tree with Eyes
Author: Hubert Ben Kemoun, Genevieve Chamberland, François Roca
Sam's uncle, a famous explorer, asks Sam to take care of some rare seeds from the Amazon, but when Lionel finds the seeds and, thinking they were candy, eats them, strange things begin to happen to him.
Sam Beauclair's life has hit the skids. He's late with his second novel, his marriage is on the rocks, and the bank is foreclosing on the apartment. In desperation, he flees to Melvile, a small country town where he once spent idyllic vacations with his novelist father. There he finds work as a handyman, and when a pair of siblings befriend him, he slowly begins to come out of his shell. But is it a fresh start, or just willful denial of reality? Will Sam's past and mistakes catch up with him, and will he ever escape his father's shadow?
An iconic collection of fairy tales from the master of storytelling Charles Perrault including some of his best work: Little Red Riding-Hood, The Sleeping Beauty, Puss in Boots, Little Thumb, Cinderella, Blue Beard.
Miss Jane: A Novel
Author: Brad Watson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction: Astonishing prose brings to life a forgotten woman and a lost world in a strange and bittersweet Southern pastoral. Since his award-winning debut collection of stories, Last Days of the Dog-Men, Brad Watson has been expanding the literary traditions of the South, in work as melancholy, witty, strange, and lovely as any in America. Now, drawing on the story of his own great-aunt, Watson explores the life of Miss Jane Chisolm, born in rural, early-twentieth-century Mississippi with a genital birth defect that would stand in the way of the central "uses" for a woman in that time and place: sex and marriage. From the highly erotic world of nature around her to the hard tactile labor of farm life, from the country doctor who befriends her to the boy who loved but was forced to leave her, Miss Jane Chisolm and her world are anything but barren. The potency and implacable cruelty of nature, as well as its beauty, is a trademark of Watson’s fiction. In Miss Jane, the author brings to life a hard, unromantic past that is tinged with the sadness of unattainable loves, yet shot through with a transcendent beauty. Jane Chisolm’s irrepressible vitality and generous spirit give her the strength to live her life as she pleases in spite of the limitations that others, and her own body, would place on her. Free to satisfy only herself, she mesmerizes those around her, exerting an unearthly fascination that lives beyond her still.