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 Wounded

Morality Tale

Author: Mick Malone

Publisher: Wounded

ISBN: 9780646954776

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 298

View: 4518


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 Abbess of Crewe: A Modern Morality Tale

Author: Muriel Spark

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811221555

Category: Fiction

Page: 108

View: 4292


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.

The Tree of Plenty

An Environmental Morality Tale

Author: Joe A. Edmisten

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438997876

Category: Poetry

Page: 52

View: 9745


The Micah Story

A Morality Tale in the Book of Judges

Author: E. Aydeet Mueller

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated


Category: Religion

Page: 149

View: 4392


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: 1216


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 ...

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

View: 8583


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.

A Moral Tale and Other Moral Tales

Author: Josh Emmons

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781941088807

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

View: 8711


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

Writing the Short Film

Author: Patricia Cooper,Ken Dancyger

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 113604857X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 312

View: 1067


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: 1789


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

Decay Time

A Wall Street Murder and Morality Tale

Author: Scott Stevenson

Publisher: Ice Cold Crime

ISBN: 9780982444979

Category: Fiction

Page: 326

View: 2175


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 Goose That Laid the Golden Egg

A Pharmaceutical Industry Morality Tale

Author: Doug Bremner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983327004

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 218

View: 2520


A psychiatrist discovers that an acne medicine, worth billions to a drug company, is driving teens to suicide. After the company attempts to destroy him, he must probe a tragedy in his own early life in order to fight back.

Popular Culture

An Introductory Text

Author: Kevin Lausé

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879725723

Category: Social Science

Page: 504

View: 8761


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.

Die Unamerikanischen


Author: Molly Antopol

Publisher: Hanser Berlin

ISBN: 3446248587

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4037


Unverhofft findet Howard in Sveta, einer jungen Frau aus der Ukraine, seine späte große Liebe. Doch noch am ersten Tag ihrer Hochzeitsreise nach Kiew stellt sich das Glück als Irrtum heraus: Die Gefühle, die Sveta in New York für ihn empfand, zerfallen in ihrer Heimat zu Staub. Nie hat Howard sich so einsam gefühlt wie jetzt, in dieser fremden Stadt, die sein Großvater einst für ein Leben in Amerika zurückgelassen hatte. Molly Antopols Geschichten sind kleine Wunderwerke. Drei Generationen und Kontinente passen in eine einzige ihrer mit verblüffender Leichtigkeit geschriebenen Erzählungen über die unverdrossene Suche nach Liebe und Glück, nach Halt in dieser den seismischen Kräften der Geschichte ausgesetzten Welt.

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

View: 8898


The Crosswinds of Freedom


Author: James MacGregor Burns

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453245200

Category: History

Page: 870

View: 3662


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: 3262


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.

Der Struwwelpeter oder lustige Geschichten und drollige Bilder

Author: Heinrich Hoffmann

Publisher: Publio Kiadó Kft.

ISBN: 6155367876

Category: Poetry

Page: 20

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Am Brunnen stand ein großer Hund, trank Wasser dort mit seinem Mund. Da mit der Peitsch herzu sich schlich der bitterböse Friederich; und schlug den Hund, der heulte sehr, und trat und schlug ihn immer mehr. Da biß der Hund ihn in das Bein, recht tief bis in das Blut hinein. Der bitterböse Friederich, der schrie und weinte bitterlich. Jedoch nach Hause lief der Hund und trug die Peitsche in dem Mund. Ins Bett muß Friedrich nun hinein, litt vielen Schmerz an seinem Bein; und der Herr Doktor sitzt dabei und gibt ihm bittre Arzenei. Der Hund an Friedrichs Tischchen saß, wo er den großen Kuchen aß; aß auch die gute Leberwurst und trank den Wein für seinen Durst. Die Peitsche hat er mitgebracht und nimmt sie sorglich sehr in acht.