I love observing and analysing human nature, as it is one of the most complex creations of God. I have tried to capture these very observations into poetic form. Ravi Shankar Rajan bases his volume of poetry, Vagaries of a Lost World, on different facets of human behavior. Most of the poems describe his personal experiences and the fascinating array of people he has met in such a large country as India. In this volume, I have tried to capture strange situations and little things in life that make us laugh, cry or hate. I sincerely hope that through this work readers will experience the multitude of emotions that I have tried to elicit in this volume.
Release on 2001 | by Subarno Chattarji,Associate Professor Department of English Subarno Chattarji
American Poetic Responses to the Vietnam War
Author: Subarno Chattarji,Associate Professor Department of English Subarno Chattarji
Pubpsher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Memories of a Lost War is a study of poetry written primarily by Vietnam veterans during and after the war. Drawing on a wealth of material often published in small presses and journals, the book highlights the horrors of war and the continuing traumas of veterans in a post-Vietnam America that has largely rewritten the Vietnam war to suit dominant national ideologies. The analysis dwells on poems of solidarity wherein American veterans reach out to their former enemy. The concluding chapter on Vietnamese poems in translation extends the circle of memory and trauma. In its inclusion of Vietnam.
During the 1960s, a bushel of B–movies were produced and aimed at the predominantly teenage drive-in movie audience. At first teens couldn’t get enough of the bikini-clad beauties dancing on the beach or being wooed by Elvis Presley, but by 1966 young audiences became more interested in the mini-skirted, go-go boot wearing, independent-minded gals of spy spoofs, hot rod movies and biker flicks. Profiled herein are fifty sexy, young actresses that teenage girls envied and teenage boys desired including Quinn O’Hara, Melody Patterson, Hilarie Thompson, Donna Loren, Pat Priest, Meredith MacRae, Arlene Martel, Cynthia Pepper, and Beverly Washburn. Some like Sue Ane Langdon, Juliet Prowse, Marlyn Mason, and Carole Wells, appeared in major studio productions while others, such as Regina Carrol, Susan Hart, Angelique Pettyjohn and Suzie Kaye were relegated to drive-in movies only. Each biography contains a complete filmography. Some also include the actresses’ candid comments and anecdotes about their films, the people they worked with, and their feelings about acting. A list of web sites that provide further information is also included.
Philosophers enjoy working with ideas that arise as they engage the world. They like to think carefully, looking at ides from more than one perspective, and without partisan urgency or desperate defensive moves. Of course, not all people who call themselves philosophers follow this ideal, but it has a long history, having been exemplified by Socrates and others in the ancient world. The essays in this volume attempt to live up to this ideal, which does not, by the way, prevent Dr. Abegg from reaching strong conclusions—which are, however, always open to challenge.. While parts of some of the essays may be difficult in places for readers not acquainted with philosophy, the shorter essays written recently for this collection are easier to read and also more lively. As a glance at the Table of Contents will reveal, the essays in this volume are on topics that should be important for all of us, such as sexual morality, abortion, Sigmund Freud, the relation between science and religion, and efforts to find a meaningful minimal religion.
In the 31st century while greed and corruption haunt men like a plague a legend is being forged who is putting a stop to their evil deeds, he is meaner than the devil with a bite nastier than a rattlesnake if they had a plague before then he is the vaccine he is on a mission to right the wrongs of the future the old fashion way one bad man at a time. Fresh off of their fi rst mission Buffalostar a cyborg build from human souls that one thousand years ago once inhabited real live heroes from earth’s past and his crew are back in action to put the bad guys in their place. He and his now veteran crew embark on exploring new solar systems in the hopes of fi nding new allies ,energy resources and maybe even new technologies. However, they did not count on the trouble they would encounter on this mission when they stumble across a planet in a distant galaxy which is way off of the beaten path of any civilized solar system’s star trading fl ight paths. This world is dead and abandoned with very few inhabiting humanoid beings who are now wondering nomads called the Raiders. Among these barbarians but always staying out of their sight is a young girl call Memory who possess wondrous but mysterious super human powers. She represents the only remains of a once thriving society whose powers are highly hunted by the Raiders. Until, unlike the Calvary of the old west Buffalostar and the his brave crew arrive to try to save the day our heroes and the Raiders then battle to the death. Who will win this epic battle between the forces of good and evil? And what of Little Memory what will be her fate if our heroes loose the fi ght? From the writings of Christopher C. Miller and based on a original story from Wendell M. King comes book two of the nail biting science fi ction epic of our number one cyborg with the mind of three he is: Buffalostar, and this is his story The Legend of Buffalostar.
John Irving and Cultural Mourning offers a chronological survey of his eleven novels, examining his prose via thematically focused chapters on postmodernism, the sixties, fatherhood, narcissism, mourning and finally self-redemption.
Now available in paperback for the first time, Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century is both a comprehensive reference resource and a springboard for further study. This volume: examines canonical Jewish writers, less well-known authors of Yiddish and Hebrew, and emerging Israeli writers includes entries on figures as diverse as Marcel Proust, Franz Kafka, Tristan Tzara, Eugene Ionesco, Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard, Arthur Miller, Saul Bellow, Nadine Gordimer, and Woody Allen contains introductory essays on Jewish-American writing, Holocaust literature and memoirs, Yiddish writing, and Anglo-Jewish literature provides a chronology of twentieth-century Jewish writers. Compiled by expert contributors, this book contains over 330 entries on individual authors, each consisting of a biography, a list of selected publications, a scholarly essay on their work and suggestions for further reading.
A profound tale of honor, memory, and community set in the town of Port William, Kentucky, from “the prophet of rural America” (New York Times). “An elegiac celebration of the end of innocence” (Kirkus Reviews), Berry’s fifth novel is set against the turmoil of the World War II, A World Lost adds one more classic chapter to Berry’s grand Port William series. The summer of 1944 finds nine-year-old Andy Catlett in the fictional town of Port William, occupied more with watching meadowlarks and dipping into the nearby spring than with the weary news of the day. But when his Uncle Andrew is murdered, Andy confronts his own sense of culpability for the senseless brawl that took his uncle’s life. Told from Andy’s perspective some fifty years later, the novel explores the gripping power of memory, even after decades have passed and asks each of us what in our own pasts we might have remedied. “A sharp portrait of a small farming town nursing its secrets over several decades, and a penetrating celebration of the hold of family on the imagination.” —Kirkus Reviews “Brilliantly detailed characters and subtle social observations distinguish Berry’s unassuming but powerful fifth novel. . . . This is simple, soul-satisfying storytelling, augmented by understated humor and quiet insight.” —Publishers Weekly
Lost Memories of a Broken Mind is a follow-up story, It's My Life--Such As It Is and is the story of my life from age 2 to the present. This is a story of life and how simple it was in 1940's, and how different country life was for a girl born in 1944. Life being raised by all women until daddy comes home from the war and takes over his roll as head of the household. As time and life goes on, my schooling , my maturing into a married woman, illness that is causing my memory loss, causing me to loose memories I won't be able to share with my future great grand children---so, thus the Lost Memories of a Broken Mind comes to light. I wrote down memories before I my broken Mind lost them, written as a journal as I was bedridden to keep the boredom from taking over. I just wanted to save some of the past for the future.......thus project ID 549956__"Lost Memories of a Broken Mind. Written in 2010.