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The Book Of Delights

Author : Ross Gay
ISBN : 9781529349788
Genre : Literary Collections
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER As Heard on NPR's This American Life 'The delights he extols here (music, laughter, generosity, poetry, lots of nature) are bulwarks against casual cruelties . . . contagious in their joy' New York Times The winner of the NBCC Award for Poetry offers up a spirited collection of short lyric essays, written daily over a tumultuous year, reminding us of the purpose and pleasure of praising, extolling, and celebrating ordinary wonders. Among Gay's funny, poetic, philosophical delights: a friend's unabashed use of air quotes, cradling a tomato seedling aboard an aeroplane, the silent nod of acknowledgement between the only two black people in a room. But Gay never dismisses the complexities, even the terrors, of living in America as a black man or the ecological and psychic violence of our consumer culture or the loss of those he loves. More than anything other subject, though, Gay celebrates the beauty of the natural world - his garden, the flowers peeking out of the sidewalk, the hypnotic movements of a praying mantis. The Book of Delights is about our shared bonds, and the rewards that come from a life closely observed. These remarkable pieces serve as a powerful and necessary reminder that we can, and should, stake out a space in our lives for delight. *** 'These charming, digressive "essayettes" surprise and challenge more than a reader might expect . . . experiences of "delight," recorded daily for a year, vary widely but yield revealing patterns through insights about everything from nature and the body to race and masculinity.' New Yorker 'Pure balm for your soul. Savor one at a time every morning, this summer, or wolf them all down en masse on a gorgeous sunny day.' Celeste Ng 'A reminder of what the personal essay is best at: finding the profound in the mundane . . . His delight is infectious. It's hard to read Gay and not to be won over.' Seattle Times

An Apprenticeship Or The Book Of Delights

Author : Clarice Lispector
ISBN : UTEXAS:059172102595558
Genre : Literary Criticism
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My Book Of Delights

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ISBN : 1950408450
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The Box Of Delights

Author : John Masefield
ISBN : 9781780311395
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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'And now, Master Harker, now that the Wolves are Running, perhaps you could do something to stop their Bite?' A magical old man has asked Kay to protect the Box of Delights, a Box with which he can travel through time. But Kay is in danger: Abner Brown will stop at nothing to get his hands on it. The police don't believe Kay, so when his family and the Bishop are scrobbled up just before Christmas, he knows he must act alone . . . John Masefield’s classic children’s book is considered to be one of the great works of modern children’s fiction. Magical, fantastical and filled with vivid, rich characters – brought to life in this edition by Quentin Blake’s stunning artwork – The Box of Delights and its sequel The Midnight Folk are a must-read for any child. A genuine fantasy classic in the tradition of Peter Pan, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland or The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. If you like Harry Potter, you’ll love this. A wonderful book for early readers aged 8 and up. Recently adapted for the stage by Piers Torday, bestselling author of The Last Wild. ‘Two of the greatest children’s books ever written’ – The Times on The Box of Delights and The Midnight Folk.

Brittons Bowre Of Delights

Author : Nicholas Breton
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The Book Of Delight

Author : Israel Abrahams
ISBN : UCAL:$B13637
Genre : Hebrew literature
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"The chapters of this volume were almost all spoken addresses."- Pref. CONTENTS.- "The book of delight."- A visit to Hebron.- The solace of books.- Medieval wayfaring.- The fox's heart.- "Marriages are made in heaven."- Hebrew love songs.- A handful of curiosities.- Notes.- Index.

A Bower Of Delights

Author : Nicholas Breton
ISBN : UCAL:$B250556
Genre : English poetry
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The Muses Gardin For Delights Or The Fift Sic Book Of Ayres

Author : Robert Jones
ISBN : OCLC:1086619713
Genre : Songs, English
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Box Of Delights

Author : Piers Torday
ISBN : 0571346103
Genre : Drama
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Kay Harker is heading home for the school holidays. Recently orphaned, he knows this Christmas will be different but nothing could prepare him for the journey that lies ahead. On the train he meets an old magician, Cole Hawlings, who charges Kay with safeguarding a wondrous device that has time-travelling powers. It's an instrument that Cole's nemesis, the wicked sorcerer Abner Brown, will stop at nothing to steal for himself. And so when the old man mysteriously disappears, Kay faces the fight of his life. He must protect both the Box of Delights and, with it, the people he loves. The Box of Delights is a magical and festive adventure in which one boy must confront the secrets of the past to defeat the evil in his present. The future of Christmas itself depends upon him. Adapted for the stage for the first time by Piers Today, John Masefield's much-loved classic The Box of Delightspremiered at Wilton's Music Hall in December 2017. 'One of the greatest children's books ever written.' The Times

Be Holding

Author : Ross Gay
ISBN : 9780822987826
Genre : Poetry
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Be Holding is a love song to legendary basketball player Julius Erving—known as Dr. J—who dominated courts in the 1970s and ‘80s as a small forward for the Philadelphia ‘76ers. But this book-length poem is more than just an ode to a magnificent athlete. Through a kind of lyric research, or lyric meditation, Ross Gay connects Dr. J’s famously impossible move from the 1980 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers to pick-up basketball and the flying Igbo and the Middle Passage, to photography and surveillance and state violence, to music and personal histories of flight and familial love. Be Holding wonders how the imagination, or how our looking, might make us, or bring us, closer to each other. How our looking might make us reach for each other. And might make us be reaching for each other. And how that reaching might be something like joy.

A Book For A Corner

Author : Leigh Hunt
ISBN : PSU:000006209681
Genre : English literature
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A Book For A Corner 1st 2nd Series

Author : Leigh Hunt
ISBN : PRNC:32101068583119
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A Book For A Corner; Or Selections In Prose And Verse From Authors The Best Suited To That Mode Of Enjoyment

Author : Leigh Hunt
ISBN : OSU:32435012238853
Genre : English literature
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The Tapestry Of Delights

Author : Vernon Joynson
ISBN : 1899855092
Genre : Popular music
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The Ni Matnama Manuscript Of The Sultans Of Mandu

Author : Norah M. Titley
ISBN : 9781134268078
Genre : Cooking
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The Ni'matnama is a late fifteenth-century book of the recipes of the eccentric Sultan of Mandu (Madhya Pradesh), Ghiyath Shahi, collected and added to by his son and successor, Nasir Shah. It contains recipes for cooking a variety of delicacies and epicurean delights, as well as providing remedies and aphrodisiacs for the Sultan and his court. It also includes important sections on the preparation of betel leaves as well as advice on the logistics of hunting expeditions and warfare. The text provides a remarkable and tantalizing account of rarified courtly life in a fifteenth-century Indian Sultanate region.

The Book Of Simple Delights

Author : Walter Raymond
ISBN : OXFORD:590828217
Genre : English essays
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Author : Adnan Adam Onart
ISBN : UCSC:32106017144335
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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The Book Of Cats

Author : Charles Henry Ross
ISBN : KBNL:KBNL03000070540
Genre : Cats
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Books In Print

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105124490256
Genre : American literature
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The Apocalypse Or Book Of Revelations Explained According To The Spiritual Sense; In Which Are Revealed The Arcana Which Are There Predicted And Have Been Hitherto Deeply Concealed Translated Into English From A Latin Posthumous Work Of Emanuel Swedenborg By William Hill And Revised By The Translator Of The Arcana Coelestia I E John Clowes To Which Is Subjoined A Summary Exposition Of The Internal Sense Of The Prophetical Books Of The Word Of The Old Testament And Of The Psalms Of David With The Text

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