Book: More Miracle Than Bird


This is a story about faith and love, lost and found and fought for, and the small moments on which whole lives hinge.

  • Author : Alice Miller
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  • Release : 06 December 2021
  • Category: Fiction
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  • ISBN 13 : 1947793764

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On the eve of World War I, twenty-one-year-old Georgie Hyde-Lees--on her own for the first time--is introduced to the acclaimed poet W. B. Yeats at a soirée in London. Although Yeats is famously eccentric and many years her senior, Georgie is drawn to him, and when he extends a cryptic invitation to a secret society, her life is forever changed. A shadow falls over London as zeppelins stalk overhead and bombs bloom against the skyline. Amidst the chaos, Georgie finds purpose tending to injured soldiers in a makeshift hospital, befriending the wounded and heartbroken Lieutenant Pike, who might need more from her than she is able to give. At night with Yeats, she escapes these realities into an even darker world, becoming immersed in The Order, a clandestine society where ritual, magic, and the conjuring of spirits is practiced and pursued. As forces--both of this world and the next--pull Yeats and Georgie closer together and then apart again, Georgie uncovers a secret that threatens to undo it all. In bright, commanding prose debut author Alice Miller illuminates the fascinating and unforgettable courtship of Georgie Hyde-Lees and W. B. Yeats. A sweeping tale of faith and love, lost and found and fought for, More Miracle than Bird ingeniously captures the moments--both large and small--on which the fate of whole lives and countries hinge.

Book: More Miracle Than Bird


Alice Miller. MORE MIRACLE THAN BIRD ALICE MILLER TIN HOUSE / Portland, Oregon for Peter Miller and Sue Oakley Thirty-Five Thirty-Six Thirty-Seven Thirty-Eight. Front Cover.

  • Author : Alice Miller
  • Publisher : Tin House Books
  • Release : 02 June 2020
  • Category: Fiction
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  • ISBN 13 : 9781947793866

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For fans of Paula McLain’s The Paris Wife and Amor Towles’s Rules of Civility, Alice Miller's sweeping debut novel charts the love story of two of literature’s most fascinating characters: Georgie Hyde-Lees and her husband, W. B. Yeats. On the eve of World War I, twenty-one-year-old Georgie Hyde-Lees—on her own for the first time—is introduced to the acclaimed poet W. B. Yeats at a soirée in London. Although Yeats is famously eccentric and many years her senior, Georgie is drawn to him, and when he extends a cryptic invitation to a secret society, her life is forever changed. A shadow falls over London as zeppelins stalk overhead and bombs bloom against the skyline. Amidst the chaos, Georgie finds purpose tending to injured soldiers in a makeshift hospital, befriending the wounded and heartbroken Lieutenant Pike, who might need more from her than she is able to give. At night, she escapes with Yeats into a darker world, becoming immersed in the Order, a clandestine society where ritual, magic, and the conjuring of spirits is practiced and pursued. As forces—both of this world and the next—pull Yeats and Georgie closer together and then apart, Georgie uncovers a secret that threatens to undo it all. In bright, commanding prose, debut author Alice Miller illuminates the fascinating and unforgettable courtship of Georgie Hyde-Lees and W. B. Yeats. A sweeping tale of faith and love, lost and found and fought for, More Miracle than Bird ingeniously captures the moments—both large and small—on which the fates of whole lives and countries hinge.

Book: What Fire


What Fire is about how to continue as catastrophe crawls in, when the climate crisis has its grip on everyone, the internet has been shut down, and the buildings are burning up.

  • Author : Alice Miller
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 19 April 2021
  • Category: Poetry
  • Pages : 60
  • ISBN 13 : 9781800859623

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What Fire is about how to continue as catastrophe crawls in, when the climate crisis has its grip on everyone, the internet has been shut down, and the buildings are burning up. What happens when the philosophers never arrive? What songs are still worth singing? In her third collection, Alice Miller takes a fierce, unflinching look at the world we live in, at what we have made, and whether it is possible to change.

Book: The Collected Poems of W B Yeats


Miracle , bird or golden handiwork , More miracle than bird or handiwork , Planted on the star - lit golden bough , Can like the cocks of Hades crow , Or , by the moon embittered , scorn aloud In glory of changeless metal Common bird or ...

  • Author : William Butler Yeats
  • Publisher : Wordsworth Editions
  • Release : 06 December 2021
  • Category: Poetry
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN 13 : 1853264547

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Score: 4
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The Collected Poems of W B Yeats Book Summary :

Poetry.

Book: Nowhere Nearer


Is nowhere a place we can get closer to? In her compelling second collection, Alice Miller tackles the circularity of thought, the company of the dead, and the lure of alternative futures.

  • Author : Alice Miller
  • Publisher : Pavilion Poetry Lup
  • Release : 14 March 2018
  • Category: Poetry
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 13 : 9781786941022

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Nowhere Nearer Book Summary :

Is nowhere a place we can get closer to? In her compelling second collection, Alice Miller tackles the circularity of thought, the company of the dead, and the lure of alternative futures. These poems rip into pockets of histories, trying to change facts and voices, searching for the word's version of music's home key. They dare you to visit, through a series of cities, the futures we never let happen.

Book: Feathers


They have decorated queens, jesters, and priests. And they have inked documents from the Constitution to the novels of Jane Austen. Feathers is a captivating and beautiful exploration of this most enchanting object.

  • Author : Thor Hanson
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release : 31 May 2011
  • Category: Nature
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 13 : 9780465023462

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Score: 3
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Feathers Book Summary :

Feathers are an evolutionary marvel: aerodynamic, insulating, beguiling. They date back more than 100 million years. Yet their story has never been fully told. In Feathers, biologist Thor Hanson details a sweeping natural history, as feathers have been used to fly, protect, attract, and adorn through time and place. Applying the research of paleontologists, ornithologists, biologists, engineers, and even art historians, Hanson asks: What are feathers? How did they evolve? What do they mean to us? Engineers call feathers the most efficient insulating material ever discovered, and they are at the root of biology's most enduring debate. They silence the flight of owls and keep penguins dry below the ice. They have decorated queens, jesters, and priests. And they have inked documents from the Constitution to the novels of Jane Austen. Feathers is a captivating and beautiful exploration of this most enchanting object.

Book: Bird by Bird


Advice that begins with the simple words of wisdom passed down from Anne’s father—also a writer—in the iconic passage that gives the book its title: “Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying ...

  • Author : Anne Lamott
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 18 December 2007
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 13 : 9780307424983

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Bird by Bird Book Summary :

An essential volume for generations of writers young and old, Bird by Bird is a modern classic. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition will continue to spark creative minds for years to come. For a quarter century, more than a million readers—scribes and scribblers of all ages and abilities—have been inspired by Anne Lamott’s hilarious, big-hearted, homespun advice. Advice that begins with the simple words of wisdom passed down from Anne’s father—also a writer—in the iconic passage that gives the book its title: “Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he’d had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother’s shoulder, and said, ‘Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.’”

Book: Imagining the Soul


Miracle, bird or golden handiwork, More miracle than bird or handiwork, Planted on the starlit golden bough, Can like the cocks of Hades crow, Or, by the moon embittered, scorn aloud In glory of changeless metal Common bird or petal And ...

  • Author : Rosalie Osmond
  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Release : 06 November 2003
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 13 : 9780752494869

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Basing her approach on historical sources, Rosalie Osmond explores the way the soul has been represented in different cultures and at different times, from ancient Egypt and Greece, through medieval Europe and into the 21st century.

Book: Toy Medium


At first glance, then, “Sailing to Byzantium” sets up a rather simplistic contrast between the bird in nature and the bird of artifice and ... Miracle, bird or golden handiwork, More miracle than bird or 20 / Poetics and Materialism.

  • Author : Daniel Tiffany
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 08 March 2000
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 351
  • ISBN 13 : 9780520219229

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Toy Medium Book Summary :

"In this bold, speculative, and immensely learned study . . . Tiffany[‘s concept of] lyric substance--the ‘sense’ of materiality supplied to us by poets like Wallace Stevens and Marianne Moore--constitutes a world whose inaccessibility is legitimized by the principles of scientific materialism. Thus lyric, too long on the periphery of materialist discourse, emerges as being squarely in its center."—Marjorie Perloff, Stanford University, author of The Futurist Moment and Wittgenstein’s Ladder "A lyrical inquiry into the circle of ideas: materialism, science, poetics. Winding through the whole is a fascinating exploration of toys--children’s toys, physicists’ toy models, philosophers’ robots, nuclear weaponeers’ toy towns. . . . My hope is that this book will contribute to a growing interest not in cleaving science from the arts but rather in exploring, poetically, the language, images and things that illuminate both." —Peter Galison, Mallinckrodt Professor of the History of Science and Physics, Harvard University "A brilliant achievement, synthesizing the history of science and poetics, technology and the arts, in an iconology of materialism. . . All that is solid melts into air in this book, but just as quickly the airy poems of our climate condense into material, objective forms, weird gadgets, and objects of scientific research. . . A wonderful feast of learning and wit." —W. J. T. Mitchell, University of Chicago, author of Picture Theory and Iconology "In clear-eyed and gorgeous prose, Toy Medium moves the question of Art's encounter with Science to an utterly original point of conflagration: where matter is mostly not matter. . . . Going to the bottom of the Imagination, where it still truly involves images, Tiffany explores how we have learned to see the inscrutable via our imagistic grasp of materiality. . . . This book is daring, brilliant, and deeply clever."—Jorie Graham, Boylston Professor of English, Harvard University, author of M

Book: Close Reading


''unpurged,'' the well-wrought object is both bird and golden handiwork even as, through miracle, it can be both at once, so that it is indeed ''More miracle than bird or handiwork.'' Like the earthen urn or Pope's china, ...

  • Author : Frank Lentricchia
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release : 02 December 2002
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 13 : 9780822384595

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Close Reading Book Summary :

An anthology of exemplary readings by some of the twentieth century’s foremost literary critics, Close Reading presents a wide range of responses to the question at the heart of literary criticism: how best to read a text to understand its meaning. The lively introduction and the selected essays provide an overview of close reading from New Criticism through poststructuralism, including works of feminist criticism, postcolonial theory, queer theory, new historicism, and more. From a 1938 essay by John Crowe Ransom through the work of contemporary scholars, Close Reading highlights the interplay between critics—the ways they respond to and are influenced by others’ works. To facilitate comparisons of methodology, the collection includes discussions of the same primary texts by scholars using different critical approaches. The essays focus on Hamlet, “Lycidas,” “The Rape of the Lock,” Ulysses, Invisible Man, Beloved, Jane Austen, John Keats, and Wallace Stevens and reveal not only what the contributors are reading, but also how they are reading. Frank Lentricchia and Andrew DuBois’s collection is an essential tool for teaching the history and practice of close reading. Contributors. Houston A. Baker Jr., Roland Barthes, Homi Bhabha, R. P. Blackmur, Cleanth Brooks, Kenneth Burke, Paul de Man, Andrew DuBois, Stanley Fish, Catherine Gallagher, Sandra Gilbert, Stephen Greenblatt, Susan Gubar, Fredric Jameson, Murray Krieger, Frank Lentricchia, Franco Moretti, John Crowe Ransom, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Helen Vendler

Book: Order in Variety


The alternatives , " image , man or shade , / Shade more than man , more image than a shade " and " Miracle , bird or golden handiwork , / More miracle than bird or handiwork , " are not intended to be resolved but are visions from the ...

  • Author : R. W. Crump
  • Publisher : University of Delaware Press
  • Release : 06 December 1991
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 221
  • ISBN 13 : 087413420X

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Order in Variety Book Summary :

English and American authors contribute poems and scholarly essays to this volume in order to reflect Standford's career as a poet and a gifted scholar. The contributions reflect a rich variety of subject matter from Shakespeare to Ezra Pound; the poetry includes a drama written in verse by Donald Davie.