Morality Tale

Author: Sylvia Brownrigg

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330478710

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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You’ve been married for several years. Long enough, certainly, for the rosy glow of your first love to have faded, dulled by the routine and reality of everyday life – including, in your particular case, his vitriolic ex-wife and two cute but time-intensive stepsons. Then, one day, you meet him. The man of your dreams. (Or, at least, he will be from now on.) You weren’t expecting it, but you look at him, he looks at you, and it’s there: that spark of attraction, understanding, whatever you call it. (And certainly, you call it something different from your husband, when he finds out.) The real question, though, is not so much what you call it but what you do about it . . . 'Brownrigg has perfect pitch, and she sees with amazing depth and tenderness into the hearts of her real-as-real characters – and into the reader's heart too' Michael Chabon ‘In this slim, devastating novel, the marvelously talented Sylvia Brownrigg tells us more about the emotional politics of modern marriage – and divorce – than I can remember reading in a long time. It's a bulletin from the front lines: timely, true, and at its heart surprisingly tender’ Ann Packer

The Abbess of Crewe: A Modern Morality Tale

Author: Muriel Spark

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811221555

Category: Fiction

Page: 108

View: 6702


An election is held at the abbey of Crewe and the new lady abbess takes up her high office with implacable serenity. This is a satirical fantasy about ecclesiastical and other kinds of politics. The author has also written The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and Girls of Slender Means.

Morality Tales

Law and Gender in the Ottoman Court of Aintab

Author: Leslie Peirce

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520926974

Category: History

Page: 475

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In this skillful analysis, Leslie Peirce delves into the life of a sixteenth-century Middle Eastern community, bringing to light the ways that women and men used their local law court to solve personal, family, and community problems. Examining one year's proceedings of the court of Aintab, an Anatolian city that had recently been conquered by the Ottoman sultanate, Peirce argues that local residents responded to new opportunities and new constraints by negotiating flexible legal practices. Their actions and the different compromises they reached in court influenced how society viewed gender and also created a dialogue with the ruling regime over mutual rights and obligations. Locating its discussion of gender and legal issues in the context of the changing administrative practices and shifting power relations of the period, Morality Tales argues that it was only in local interpretation that legal rules acquired vitality and meaning.

The Tree of Plenty

An Environmental Morality Tale

Author: Joe A. Edmisten

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438997876

Category: Poetry

Page: 52

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Writing the Short Film

Author: Patricia Cooper,Ken Dancyger

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 113604857X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 312

View: 9651


The short film is a unique narrative art form that, while lending itself to experimentation, requires tremendous discipline in following traditional filmic considerations. This book takes the student and novice screenwriter through the storytelling process- from conception, to visualization, to dramatization, to characterization and dialogue- and teaches them how to create a dramatic narrative that is at once short (approximately half an hour in length) and complete. Exercises, new examples of short screenplays, and an examination of various genres round out the discussion. NEW TO THE THIRD EDITION: new screenplays, a chapter on rewriting your script, and a chapter on the future of short films

Human Motives and Cultural Models

Author: Roy G. D'Andrade,Claudia Strauss

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521423380

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

View: 6899


Why do people do what they do? The authors attempt to show how shared cultural knowledge comes to motivate, or fail to motivate, individuals.

The Wounded

Morality Tale

Author: Mick Malone

Publisher: Wounded

ISBN: 9780646954776

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 298

View: 8402


A migrant/ morality tale set largely in 1980s Kings Cross. Sex, drugs, history, morality, violence and politics. Part autobiographical, part fiction. An immigrant tale. A morality tale. Seen through the eyes of the street. Spoke through the mouth of a jaded thug. A witness and player in the never ending story. First convicts and guardsmen, freemen and settlers. Self-funded migrants and war shattered refugees. The incessant waves of humanity who wash upon the beaches. People who bitch and battle for brand new lives in a strange wide land. People who strive and fail and try once again. People who learn and people who grow. People who mix and meld, learn to think for themselves, and one day become you and me.

The Micah Story

A Morality Tale in the Book of Judges

Author: E. Aydeet Mueller

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated


Category: Religion

Page: 149

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The author of the Micah story was probably active in the wake of the fall of Jerusalem in 587 B.C.E. Calling into question recent understandings that highlight the Micah story in the book of Judges as a piece of political polemic, this book ascribes the text to a morality teacher standing firmly in the deuteronomic tradition. Idolatrous, immoral, fearful, and alienated from God, the protagonists do what is emphatically forbidden in the book of Deuteronomy. The moral of the Micah story: do not act like the protagonists, return to God, practice covenant loyalty, and remember that God never breaks the covenant with the people.

Geschrieben für dich

Author: Sylvia Brownrigg

Publisher: Verlag Krug & Schadenberg

ISBN: 3944576012

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 2964


Flannery Jansen, Studentin im ersten Semester, entdeckt in einem Diner beim Campus eine faszinierende Frau, die in ein Buch vertieft ist: Anne Arden, Dozentin für Literaturwissenschaft - apart, selbstbewusst, lebenserfahren. Und in Flannerys Augen die schönste Frau der Welt. Flannery träumt Tag und Nacht von Anne. Sie verzehrt sich nach ihr. Sie geht ihr aus dem Weg. Und will ihr doch nahe sein. Eines Tages fasst sie sich ein Herz und lädt Anne zu einem Drink ein ...

A Moral Tale and Other Moral Tales

Author: Josh Emmons

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781941088807

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

View: 5545


Provocative, funny, and precisely observed, this debut collection examines the way we view sex, the environment, friendship, aging, love and honesty

Popular Culture

An Introductory Text

Author: Kevin Lausé

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879725723

Category: Social Science

Page: 504

View: 8346


Popular Culture: An Introductory Text provides the means for a new examination of the different faces of the American character in both its historical and contemporary identities. The text is highlighted by a series of extensive introductions to various categories of popular culture and by essays that demonstrate how the methods discussed in the introductions can be applied. This volume is an exciting beginning for the study of the materials of everyday life that define our culture and confirm our individual senses of identity.

Morality tales

political scandals and journalism in Britain and Spain in the 1990s

Author: María José Canel,Karen Sanders

Publisher: Hampton Pr


Category: History

Page: 242

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The Crosswinds of Freedom


Author: James MacGregor Burns

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453245200

Category: History

Page: 870

View: 4207


A Pulitzer Prize winner’s “immensely readable” history of the United States from FDR’s election to the final days of the Cold War (Publishers Weekly). The Crosswinds of Freedom is an articulate and incisive examination of the United States during its rise to become the world’s sole superpower. Here is a young democracy transformed by the Great Depression, the Second World War, the Cold War, the rapid pace of technological change, and the distinct visions of nine presidents. Spanning fifty-six years and touching on many corners of the nation’s complex cultural tapestry, Burns’s work is a remarkable look at the forces that gave rise to the “American Century.”

The Wizard of Oz and Philosophy

Wicked Wisdom of the West

Author: Randall E. Auxier,Phil Seng

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812697820

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 9058


From the bedtime story by L. Frank Baum to the classic 1939 film, no story has captured the imaginations of generations of children — and adults — like The Wizard of Oz. The story of Dorothy’s journey through Oz, the colorful characters, places, songs, and dialogue have permeated popular culture around the world. The contributors to this volume take a very close look at The Wizard of Oz and ask the tough questions about this wonderful tale. They wonder if someone can possess a virtue without knowing it, and if the realm of Oz was really the dream or if Kansas was the dream. Why does water melt the Wicked Witch of the West and why does Toto seem to know what the other characters can’t seem to figure out? The articles included tackle these compelling questions and more, encouraging readers to have discussions of their own.

Decay Time

A Wall Street Murder and Morality Tale

Author: Scott Stevenson

Publisher: Ice Cold Crime

ISBN: 9780982444979

Category: Fiction

Page: 326

View: 890


October 2008, New York City: A dead man, sprawled in a pool of blood, is found in the penthouse suite of an opulent midtown Manhattan hotel. Who is he? Was he murdered or was it suicide, and would it make yet another headline about the financial meltdown rocking Wall Street? Chip Smith, veteran investment banker at Smyth Johnston, was looking forward to a comfortable retirement until he found himself an unwilling player in a changing Wall Street scene. When the grisly hotel death investigation lands on Smyth Johnston's trading floor, insights into this new culture-behavior, business practices, shadow banking, lifestyle-all come into play.

The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde

Author: Dr Jarlath Killeen

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409489833

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 202

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Oscar Wilde's two collections of children's literature, The Happy Prince and Other Stories (1888) and A House of Pomegranates (1891), have often been marginalised in critical accounts as their apparently conservative didacticism appears at odds with the characterisation of Wilde as an amoral aesthete. In this, the first full-length study of Wilde's fairy tales for children, Jarlath Killeen argues that Wilde's stories are neither uniformly conservative nor subversive, but a blend of both. Killeen contends that while they should be read in relation to a literary tradition of fairy tales that emerged in nineteenth century Europe; Irish issues heavily influenced the work. These issues were powerfully shaped by the 'folk Catholicism' Wilde encountered in the west of Ireland. By resituating the fairy tales in a complex nexus of theological, political, social, and national concerns, Killeen restores the tales to their proper place in the Wilde canon.

Morality, Identity and Narrative in the Fiction of Richard Ford

Author: Brian Duffy

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042024097

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 368

View: 9436


Morality, Identity and Narrative in the Fiction of Richard Ford is only the second monograph on the work of Richard Ford and the only one to deal with all three Frank Bascombe novels. The book offers comprehensive readings of the trilogy and the stories of Women with Men and A Multitude of Sins, thus bringing critical work on Ford up to date. It draws on the moral theories of Alasdair MacIntyre and Charles Taylor, and on the work on narrative and identity of French philosopher Paul Ricoeur. But it also explores in detail the portrait of contemporary American society and culture offered in the trilogy.