When Sir John Hale suffered a stroke that left him unable to walk, write or speak, his wife, Shelia, followed every available medical trail seeking knowledge of his condition and how he might be restored to health. This book is a unique exploration of aphasia - losing the ability to use or comprehend words - as well as of the resilience of love.
Author: Mireille Ravassat
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date: 2011-06-02
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
This innovative volume testifies to the current revived interest in Shakespeare's language and style and opens up new and captivating vistas of investigation. Transcending old boundaries between literary and linguistic studies, this engaging collaborative book comes up with an original array of theoretical approaches and new findings. The chapters in the collection capture a rich diversity of points of view and cover such fields as lexicography, versification, dramaturgy, rhetorical analyses, cognitive and computational corpus-based stylistic studies, offering a holistic vision of Shakespeare's uses of language. The perspective is deliberately broad, confronting ideas and visions at the intersection of various techniques of textual investigation. Such novel explorations of Shakespeare's multifarious artistry and amazing inventiveness in his use of language will cater for a broad range of readers, from undergraduates, postgraduates, scholars and researchers, to poetry and theatre lovers alike.
Author: W. B. Yeats
Publisher: The Floating Press
Release Date: 2012-06-01
Genre: Literary Collections
W.B. Yeats was a towering figure in twentieth-century letters. Though best remembered as a poet and playwright, Yeats was insatiably curious and devoted much of his life to the study of folk literatures. This collection brings together an astounding array of Irish legends, fables, and fairy tales.
Compiled in one book, the essential collection of Celtic folklore: Legends and Stories of Ireland- Samuel Lover Glossary King O'Toole and St Kevin Lough Corrib A Legend of Lough Mask The White Trout The Battle of the Berrins; or, the Double Funeral Father Roach The Priest's Story The King and the Bishop Jimmy the Fool The Catastrophe The Devil's Mill The Gridiron; or Paddy Mullowney's Travels in France Paddy the Piper The Priest's Ghost New Potatoes Paddy the Sport The White Horse of the Peppers The Legend of the Little Weaver of Duleek Gate Conclusion of the White Horse of the Peppers The Curse of Kishogue The Fairy Finder Cuchulain of Muirthemne- Lady Gregory Preface by W. B. Yeats I. Birth of Cuchulain II. Boy Deeds of Cuchulain III. Courting of Emer IV. Bricrius Feast V. The Championship of Ulster VI. The High King of Ireland VII. Fate of the Sons of Usnach VIII. Dream of Angus Og IX. Cruachan X. The Wedding of Maine Morgor XI. The War for the Bull of Cuilagne XII. Awakening of Ulster XIII. The Two Bulls XIV. The Only Jealously of Emer XV. Advice to a Prince XVI. Sons of Doel Dermait XVII. Battle of Rosnaree XVIII. The Only Son of Aoife XIX. The Great Gathering at Muirthemne XX. Death of Cuchulain Note by W.B. Yeats Notes by Lady Gregory The Destruction of Da Derga's Hostel The Cattle-Raid of Cooley Gods and Fighting Men- Lady Gregory The Celtic Twilight- W. B. Yeats Legendary Fictions of the Irish Celts by Patrick Kennedy Preface Dedication Household Stories Jac and His Comrades The Bad Stepmother Adventures of Gilla na Chreck an Gour Jack the Master and Jack the Servant I'll be Wiser the next Time The Three Crowns The Corpse Watchers The Brown Bear of Norway The Goban Saor The Three Advices which the King with the Red Soles gave to his Son Legends of the 'Good People' The Fairy Child The Changeling and his Bagpipes The Tobinstown Sheeoge The Belated Priest The Palace in the Rath The Breton Version of the Palace in the Rath The Fairy Nurse The Recovered Bride Faction-fight among the Fairies Jemmy Doyle in the Fairy Palace The Fairy Cure The Sea Fairies The Black Cattle of Durzy Island The Silkie Wife The Pooka of Murroe The Kildare Pooka The Kildare Lurikeen The Adventures of the 'Son of Bad Counsel' Witchcaft, Socery, Ghosts and Fetches The Long Spoon The Prophet before his Time The Bewitched Churn The Ghosts and the Game of Football The Cat of the Carman's Stage Cauth Morisy looking for Service Black Stairs on Fire The Witches Excursion The Crock found in the Rath The Enchantment of Gearhoidh Iarla Illan Eachtach and the Lianan The Misfortunes of Barrett the Piper The Woman in White The Queen's County Ghost The Ghost in Graigue Droochan's Ghost The Kiranelagh Spirit The Doctor's Fetch The Apparition in Old Ross Ossianic and Early Legends Fann Mac Cuil and the Scotch Giant How Fann Mac Cuil and his Men were Bewitched Qualifications and Duties of the Fianna Eirionn The Battle of Ventry Harbour The Fight of Castle Knoc The Youth of Fion Fion's First Marriage How Fion selected a Wife Pursuit of Diarmuid and Grainne The Flight of the Sluggard Beanriogain na Sciana Breaca Conan's Delusions in Ceash The Youth of Oisin The Old Age of Oisin Legend of Loch na Piasta The King with the Horse's Ears The Story of the Sculloge's Son from Muskerry Fios Fath an Aaon Sceil An Broan Suan Or The Children of Lir Lough Neagh Killarney Legend of the Lake of Inchiquin How the Shannon acquired its Name The Origin of the Lake of Tiis The Building of Ardfert Cathredral How Donagh
Author: Dr. Oliver Akamnonu
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2009-11-30
A distinction is drawn between two very similarities based on the two types of characters that the same type of society produced. Orie, Puzo and Nmaku who hail from Angwa and the adjoining Ocha remained back in the village and made their lives almost permanently there rarely knowing what was going on in the outside world but being nonetheless greatly influenced by the latter. Their daily chores are dictated by the daily basic necessities of the moment and they have little to worry perpetually about. A lot of their life is controlled by the dictations and predictions of the traditional medicine man who occasionally misfires in his predictions which have no scientific basis supporting them. His situation is often taken advantage of by the political class who have little or nothing to lose even if the polity collapses. But Livinus on the other end of the spectrum emerges from the civil war and through a dint of luck and hard work studies hard and becomes a doctor. He even proceeds overseas despite a close shave by arsonists. He specializes and returns home to Akunwanta town from where he is again catapulted by fate and focus to become the governor of his state after a battle between titans eliminates the principal contestants. He at first meant well and had the intention of helping to reform society. Post election litigation and his lack of the economic leverage almost cost him his mandate. But again fate plays a hard one on him and because of his lack of cash he gets tied up to the economic vampires of his society. He is bailed out by a coalition of these vampires and narrowly reclaims his mandate only after colossal bribing of umpires who were least expected to soil their hands. He decides never to go begging ever again and hence he delves headlong into the rot and decay, not by his will but by the circumstances prevailing around him.