Download PDF Roxanna Slade Book by Reynolds Price Full eBook and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 1999-04-14 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Born in 1900, Roxanna Slade recounts how the events of two World Wars, the racial division of the South, and her own private tragedies combine to change her life forever
Download PDF Letter to a Godchild Book by Reynolds Price Full eBook and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2011-03-22 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the year 2000 acclaimed author Reynolds Price became honorary godfather to Harper Peck Voll. As a christening gift, Price composed a letter to the child, one intended as a brief guide for Harper's spiritual future. The letter sketched the crucial roles which faith had played in Price's own life and whittled down those lessons the author felt were most valuable. Later, Price realized that in a rapidly complicating world, his thoughts might also be useful for other children and their parents. Here, then, is an expanded version of the original letter -- an eloquent, thoughtful, and inspiring look at faith from one of the most revered American writers and most respected students of religion. In Letter to a Godchild, Price recounts how his life has been shaped by numerous and varied spiritual influences -- from the Bible-story books his parents bought him before he could read, to the childhood days spent exploring dense woods near his home (woods where he searched for arrowheads and spied on numerous wild animals), to Sundays at church with his father and mother, his travels around the world to magisterial structures as various as St. Peter's and the old Penn Station, and years of study both in and out of the classroom. With no trace of self-pity, he explains how his faith grew and deepened when in 1984 -- after a life of robust health -- he suffered a cancer that eventually led to paralysis of his lower body. Letter to a Godchild includes striking pictures of the buildings, objects, places, and events that have deepened the author's religious sensibility. He has also compiled a comprehensive section on further reading, looking, and listening that provides suggestions for books, art, and music that will entertain as well as enhance this volume. A profoundly intelligent and moving explication of religion and spirituality, Letter to a Godchild is an exhilarating experience for readers of all faiths.
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Download PDF Learning a Trade Book by Reynolds Price Full eBook and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 1998 with total page 630 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The notebooks where Price worked out the characters, plots, and details of his novels.
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Download PDF Now Read this II Book by Nancy Pearl Full eBook and published by Libraries Unlimited. This book was released on 2002 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offers an annotated listing of 1,000 acclaimed or award-winning novels, each with a plot summary, indication of suitability for a discussion group, list of subject headings, and recommendations for similar titles.
Download PDF A Singular Family Book by Reynolds Price Full eBook and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 1999-04-14 with total page 643 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Containing three novels and a short story, "A Singular Family" is a single-volume compilation of the entire love story of Rosacoke Mustian and Wesley Beavers.
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Download PDF The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction, 3 Volume Set Book by Brian W. Shaffer Full eBook and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2011-01-18 with total page 1581 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Encyclopedia offers an indispensable reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English-language. With nearly 500 contributors and over one million words, it is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English language. Contains over 500 entries of 1000-3000 words written in lucid, jargon-free prose, by an international cast of leading scholars Arranged in three volumes covering British and Irish Fiction, American Fiction, and World Fiction, with each volume edited by a leading scholar in the field Entries cover major writers (such as Saul Bellow, Raymond Chandler, John Steinbeck, Virginia Woolf, A.S. Byatt, Samual Beckett, D.H. Lawrence, Zadie Smith, Salman Rushdie, V.S. Naipaul, Nadine Gordimer, Alice Munro, Chinua Achebe, J.M. Coetzee, and Ngûgî Wa Thiong’o) and their key works Examines the genres and sub-genres of fiction in English across the twentieth century (including crime fiction, Sci-Fi, chick lit, the noir novel, and the avant-garde novel) as well as the major movements, debates, and rubrics within the field, such as censorship, globalization, modernist fiction, fiction and the film industry, and the fiction of migration, diaspora, and exile
Download PDF CyberUnion Book by Arthur B. Shostak Full eBook and published by M.E. Sharpe. This book was released on 1999 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shostak maps out a plan for organized labor to use the full range of information technology to transform its organizational culture, refine its focus, and re-invent its mission.
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Download PDF A Serious Way of Wondering Book by Reynolds Price Full eBook and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2007-11-01 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When renowned novelist and poet Reynolds Price, one of Christianity's most eloquent outlaws, was invited to deliver the annual Peabody Lecture at Harvard University Memorial Church in 2001, he chose to explore a subject of fierce debate and timeless relevance: the ethics of Jesus. In two succeeding lectures at the National Cathedral and at Auburn Seminary, Price continued to explore the apparently contradictory ethics that Jesus articulates in the Gospels; and in a controversial act of artistic license, Price reimagined the historical Jesus. In A Serious Way of Wondering, Price expands these lectures to present Jesus with three problems of burning moral concern -- suicide, homosexuality, and the plight of women in male-dominated cultures and faiths. A sweeping view of the inescapable implications of Jesus' merciful life and all-embracing thought -- and of the benefits of enlarging our notions of humanity, community, and equality -- A Serious Way of Wondering is a significant contribution to Price's penetrating works of religious inquiry.