Calypso

Author: David Sedaris

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316392359

Category: Humor

Page: 272

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David Sedaris returns with his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious book. If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris's cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with Calypso. You'd be wrong. When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And life at the Sea Section, as he names the vacation home, is exactly as idyllic as he imagined, except for one tiny, vexing realization: it's impossible to take a vacation from yourself. With Calypso, Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality. Make no mistake: these stories are very, very funny--it's a book that can make you laugh 'til you snort, the way only family can. Sedaris's powers of observation have never been sharper, and his ability to shock readers into laughter unparalleled. But much of the comedy here is born out of that vertiginous moment when your own body betrays you and you realize that the story of your life is made up of more past than future. This is beach reading for people who detest beaches, required reading for those who loathe small talk and love a good tumor joke. Calypso is simultaneously Sedaris's darkest and warmest book yet--and it just might be his very best.

Calypso C

Author: David Sedaris

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9781408707821

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris's cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with Calypso. You'd be wrong. When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And life at the Sea Section, as he names the vacation home, is exactly as idyllic as he imagined, except for one tiny, vexing realization: it's impossible to take a vacation from yourself. With Calypso, Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality. Make no mistake: these stories are very, very funny - it's a book that can make you laugh 'til you snort, the way only family can. Sedaris's writing has never been sharper, and his ability to shock readers into laughter unparalleled. But much of the comedy here is born out of that vertiginous moment when your own body betrays you and you realize that the story of your life is made up of more past than future. This is beach reading for people who detest beaches, required reading for those who loathe small talk and love a good tumour joke. Calypso is simultaneously Sedaris's darkest and warmest book yet - and it just might be his very best.

Calypso

Author: David Sedaris

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1408707837

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 2235

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If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris's cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with Calypso. You'd be wrong. When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And life at the Sea Section, as he names the vacation home, is exactly as idyllic as he imagined, except for one tiny, vexing realization: it's impossible to take a vacation from yourself. With Calypso, Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality. Make no mistake: these stories are very, very funny - it's a book that can make you laugh 'til you snort, the way only family can. Sedaris's writing has never been sharper, and his ability to shock readers into laughter unparalleled. But much of the comedy here is born out of that vertiginous moment when your own body betrays you and you realize that the story of your life is made up of more past than future. This is beach reading for people who detest beaches, required reading for those who loathe small talk and love a good tumour joke. Calypso is simultaneously Sedaris's darkest and warmest book yet - and it just might be his very best.

Creepy Crawly Calypso

Author: Tony Langham,Debbie Harter

Publisher: Barefoot Books

ISBN: 9781902283463

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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First comes the spider, banging steel drums.

The Odyssey

Author: Homer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781414217130

Category: Fiction

Page: 424

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Often called the "second work of Western literature" (Homer's Iliad, written earlier, being the first), The Odyssey is not only a rousing adventure drama, but also a profound meditation on courage, loyalty, family, fate, and undying love. Over three thousand years old, it was the first story to delineate carefully and exhaustively a single character arc--a narrative structure that serves as the foundation and heart of the modern novel. Robert Squillace's revision of George Herbert Palmer's classic prose translation captures the drama and vitality of the adventure, while remaining true to the original Homeric language.

Calypso Magic

Author: Catherine Coulter

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101550872

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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While visiting London, a beautiful young woman becomes homesick for the West Indies. Unfortunately, her only available chaperone for the perilous journey is her rakish hot-tempered cousin...

Calypso

You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only option you have.

Author: Sabah Ahsan

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477122575

Category: Fiction

Page: 217

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Calypso was ten years old when she fi rst fell in love. Her and Ariston’s love story started on a holiday in France. But circumstances are not on their side resulting in them drifting apart. Eight years have passed, will destiny let them meet again? Tamara missed Ariston. The hope of meeting him again is the only thing that keeps her going, the thing that stops her from losing her mind. Apart from him, no-one could ever understand what Tamara went through that night, not a day goes by without her recollecting her father’s death as they all called it. But does she know better? Well what if you were the one who witnessed what really happened... Is everyone as they seem or is there something more than meets the eye?

Calypso

Author: Bob Orr

Publisher: Auckland University Press

ISBN: 1775580334

Category: Poetry

Page: 88

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Arranged in four lyrical sections, this collection of poems presents colorful images with a narrative drive and the true cadences of a storyteller. Traveling from Troy and Waiheke to San Francisco and Spain, this variety of verse leads into a discussion of simple objects, making the ordinary things of the world extraordinary. Finishing with compositions based on the poet’s past, the short, intense New Zealand lyrics combine the everyday with a visionary sense of mystery and wonder.

The Calypso Directive

A Novel

Author: Brian Andrews

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 161145767X

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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An unprecedented genetic mutation, an underground think tank, and an unscrupulous pharmaceutical company collide in this dazzling debut thriller. For one hundred and fifty-five days, Will Foster has been locked in medical quarantine without his consent. The doctors claim he is infected with a deadly virus, but this is a lie. Encoded in his DNA is a mutation that provides immunity from disease for all who possess it, source code that Vyrogen Pharmaceuticals aims to commercialize as a multi-billion-dollar gene therapy. Against all odds, Foster escapes his laboratory prison and steals a virulent strain of bubonic plague as insurance. To help him unravel the mystery inside him, Foster contacts the only person he can trust: a former lover and microbiologist living Vienna and the two become fugitives, hunted across the heart of Europe. Under the guise of averting a plague pandemic, Vryogen hires an elite, underground Think Tank to track down Foster. But the brilliant team discovers something unexpected—the ugly side of multinational pharmaceutical competition—and must choose between serving their client and saving Foster. With unflagging suspense, unforgettable characters, and riveting biomedical detail, The Calypso Directive deftly explores the issues of genetic exploitation and piracy. Captivating, controversial, and courageous, Andrews debut is sure to thrill and leave you wondering what secrets are locked in your DNA.

Jacques Cousteau's Calypso

Author: Jacques Yves Cousteau,Alexis Sivirine

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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A study of Cousteau's specially designed ship "Calypso" details the vessel's technical modifications, and equipment and discusses Cousteau's diverse scientific expeditions and investigations

Tassa, Chutney & Soca

The East Indian Contribution to the Calypso

Author: Zeno Obi Constance

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Calypso (Music)

Page: 100

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Calypso

The Hideaway

Author: Dawna Flath

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1525523163

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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Calypso follows the passion of a heart and finds Cassidy's heart calling out for love. Calypso, an unembodied voice, comes to her just when she needs her the most. Cassidy finds herself drawn into an ethereal romance, and without any doubt, she follows, wanting her fairy tale man. Hayden seems to be just that. Hayden, a confidant, single man who is damn good at romancing any woman, and he knows he is damn good at it, isn't about to give in to a mystical voice telling him what to do. He enjoys being single but from the moment he looks into Cassidy's eyes, there is a sensual fire that begins to burn between them and it is impossible to ignore. There is something pulling them together and the attraction is undeniably and soulfully seductive. Calypso works to bring their love together without disregarding their free will, she allows them to choose their love for each other, but will Hayden see his love for Cassidy before it is too late.

Carnival, Canboulay and Calypso

Traditions in the Making

Author: John Cowley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521653893

Category: Music

Page: 312

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Starting from the days of slavery and following through to the first decades of the twentieth century, this book traces the evolution of Carnival and secular black music in Trinidad and the links that existed with other territories and beyond. Calypso emerged as the pre-eminent Carnival song from the end of the nineteenth century and its association with the festival is investigated, as are the first commercial recordings by Trinidad performers. These featured stringband instrumentals, 'calipsos' and stickfighting 'kalendas' (a carnival style popular from the last quarter of the nineteenth century). The emphasis of the book is on history, and great use is made of contemporary newspaper reports. colonial documents, travelogues, oral history and folklore, providing an authoritative treatment of a fascinating story in popular cultural history.

Calypso Jews

Jewishness in the Caribbean Literary Imagination

Author: Sarah Phillips Casteel

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231540574

Category: Poetry

Page: 336

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In original and insightful ways, Caribbean writers have turned to Jewish experiences of exodus and reinvention, from the Sephardim expelled from Iberia in the 1490s to the "Calypso Jews" who fled Europe for Trinidad in the 1930s. Examining these historical migrations through the lens of postwar Caribbean fiction and poetry, Sarah Phillips Casteel presents the first major study of representations of Jewishness in Caribbean literature. Bridging the gap between postcolonial and Jewish studies, Calypso Jews enriches cross-cultural investigations of Caribbean creolization. Caribbean writers invoke both the 1492 expulsion and the Holocaust as part of their literary archaeology of slavery and its legacies. Despite the unequal and sometimes fraught relations between Blacks and Jews in the Caribbean before and after emancipation, Black-Jewish literary encounters reflect sympathy and identification more than antagonism and competition. Providing an alternative to U.S.-based critical narratives of Black-Jewish relations, Casteel reads Derek Walcott, Maryse Condé, Michelle Cliff, Jamaica Kincaid, Caryl Phillips, David Dabydeen, and Paul Gilroy, among others, to reveal a distinctive interdiasporic literature.

CALYPSO

Author: Ben Cero

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450292666

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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When a rich, white American yachtsman is indicted for murder of a local black launch-tender in the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent a conservative news commentator stirs up a media circus by championing the yachtsman and criticizing the weakness of the case with tactics that demean the local prosecutor. Facing worldwide embarrassment and condemnation for indicting the yachtsman without substantive evidence, the prosecutor engages an investigator to bolster his charge. That man, a retired New York City detective had been cruising the archipelago in his refurbished 32-foot sailboat. Born in the Bronx of Puerto Rican parents the 51-year-old ex-cop pugnaciously probes every avenue relative to the case in his determination to clear the case and prove he deserves accolades the deputy commissioners of the NYPD denied him. Not withstanding the lack of physical evidence, he utilizes street smarts along with natural intelligence and twenty-eight years of cop experience to connect the killing to diamond smuggling. But unable to unequivocally connect the yachtsman to the suspected diamond smugglers, the detective worries that he railroads an innocent fellow American. On the other hand, having suffered as the victim of bigotry for much of his life, as well as treated as an inferior by the affluent and influential, he is tempted to partake of the sweet taste of payback. Steadily increasing antagonism developing between the cocky ex-cop and the stuffy prosecutor (steeped in pedantic English tradition) complicates working arrangements. But that doesn’t deter the ex-cop, whose unwavering investigation leads to rooting out a shrewd but cold-hearted Armenian and his cohorts: a robust Jamaican and a shifty Frenchman. Along the way the ex-cop encounters a foxy local gal who lights all of his fi res. But all too often her self-suffi ciency and individualism, as well as oft-times cankerous attitude, culminates in a rocky, while torrid, relationship.

Classroom Calypso

Giving Voice to the Voiceless

Author: Winthrop R. Holder

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820451374

Category: Education

Page: 370

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What happens when teachers -relinquish the authority of truth providers-? Ninth grader Sasha Pringle, one of the student voices in "Classroom Calypso, " asserts that such a self-effacing posture empowers students by -releasing the writer within, - thereby fostering a critical, creative, and reflective disposition. Winthrop R. Holder re-represents students not as marginalized beings merely absorbing information but as subjects taking center stage and inscribing themselves into history. On their literary pilgrimage seeking self-knowledge, students, employing tale-telling, recast their classroom as a symposium - a place where popular culture orchestrates the discourse. This is an invaluable book for educators, parents, and anyone interested in understanding and facilitating the voices of urban youth."

Calypso

West Midlands

Author: Sarah Andrew

Publisher: Poetry Now

ISBN: 9781861883438

Category: Children's writings, English

Page: 308

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Night Calypso

Author: Lawrence Scott

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 0749017570

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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LONGLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL IMPAC DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD 1938 is a tumultuous year on the small Trinidadian island of El Caracol, which houses a leper colony and a convent. In the sultry heat of the dry season a young orphan, Theo, is sent to live with the island's doctor, Vincent Metivier. The doctor knows little of Theo's past, only that it has been troubled and that he now needs love and attention. As Theo settles into the rhythm of life in El Caracol, he begins to unburden himself of his demons. Every night, he sleeptalks his own strange, disturbing calypso about his childhood. Vincent listens and, gradually, learns what demons still haunt the boy's mind. And as his friendship with the passionate, unpredictable nurse Sister Weil intensifies, Vincent finds his settled life spirally dangerously out of control, as war in Europe looms on the horizon. A richly sensual, heartfelt novel, Night Calypso is the work of one of the world's most imaginative writers.