Morality Tale

Author: Sylvia Brownrigg


ISBN: 1458771962

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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When this novel's unnamed narrator meets the elusive but exciting Richard (an envelope salesman with a nice layman's line in Zen philosophies), he offers her a friendly escape from her dreary domestic life. Burdened by her husband's ongoing negotiations with his angry ex-wife, the strains of looking after two stepchildren, and the lingering ghost of her own past betrayals, she finds that the life of a ''second marryer'' leaves much to be desired. As their friendship develops, so grows the shadow cast over her marriage, and when they make a late, illicit bay crossing on a ferryboat, the story gathers momentum under California's Mount Tamalpais. There, in the fabled Golden State, Sylvia Brownrigg shows how even a layman's Zen can lead to some important revelations about the need to look forward, not back. Bristling with honesty and wit, Morality Tale explores the triangular complications that can befall a modern marriage and the tragicomic forces that surround them.

The Abbess of Crewe: A Modern Morality Tale

Author: Muriel Spark

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811221555

Category: Fiction

Page: 108

View: 1621


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.

A Moral Tale and Other Moral Tales

Author: Josh Emmons

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781941088807

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

View: 8371


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

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: 9186


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.

Morality Tales

Law and Gender in the Ottoman Court of Aintab

Author: Leslie Peirce

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520228928

Category: History

Page: 460

View: 6583


"Leslie Peirce has produced a meticulously researched and gloriously imagined work of historical scholarship. Her deep familiarity with the city of Aintab (today’s Gaziantep) shines through on every page as she recreates the world of the city and its inhabitants in the middle of the sixteenth century. Using a wide variety of sources, Peirce departs from state-centered approach of much of Ottoman historiography and asks instead how individuals understood themselves and their place in Ottoman society. Her answers take us into areas of Ottoman society that are still obscure. We see Aintabans grappling with issues of class, morality, heresy, and the differences between men and women. Throughout, Peirce excavates the complicated relationship between a society that understands itself as Islamic but whose sources of meaning and order are not confined to the religious tradition."—Molly Greene, Princeton University "This is another masterpiece that will, like Leslie Peirce’s first book, become a classic. Once again, she shows a special talent for raising relevant issues that have remained unexplored and shedding light on older issues with illuminating interpretations. . . . The heterogeneity of law and the variability of justice emerge clearly, as do the flexibility and fluidity of legal practices, justice as a process not a structure, and law as a product of debate among providers and users."—Lucette Valensi, author of La Fuite en Egypte: Histoires d'Orient et d'Occident, 2002 "Leslie Peirce guides the reader through the Anatolian town of Aintab, twenty-five years after its incorporation into the Ottoman Empire. Using the local court records for the year 1540-1541 and the fascinating accounts of women talkingæsometimes even shouting and cursingætheir way into court, she reveals the intricacies of the legal system at the crossroads of imperial law and local custom. . . . Morality Tales is a must for Ottomanists, to whom it will offer a truly innovative methodology and a brilliant portrayal and analysis of this complex and fascinating period. More important, however, this book will reveal to a wider audience that Ottoman history has a lot to contribute to the understanding of early modern society and politics."—Edhem Eldem, Bogaziçi University, Istanbul

The Wounded

Morality Tale

Author: Mick Malone

Publisher: Wounded

ISBN: 9780646954776

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 298

View: 1067


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 Tree of Plenty

An Environmental Morality Tale

Author: Joe A. Edmisten

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438997876

Category: Poetry

Page: 52

View: 2394


Decay Time

A Wall Street Murder and Morality Tale

Author: Scott Stevenson

Publisher: Ice Cold Crime

ISBN: 9780982444979

Category: Fiction

Page: 326

View: 6989


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.

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: 2698


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.

Hidden Knowledge

Author: Bernardine Bishop

Publisher: Sceptre

ISBN: 1444789287

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8418


'Outdoes Muriel Spark and Evelyn Waugh' Margaret Drabble, Observer Accused of child abuse, Father Roger Tree confesses at once; it masks a darker secret. Meanwhile his sister Romola faces a future without their beloved brother, the novelist Hereward Tree. Can she live with the ending of his last book? And then there is Hereward's much younger lover, Carina, who takes fate into her own hands. But it is Betty Winterborne, forced to re-examine the death of her son Mark twenty years before, who has the courage to face the truth. There are the lies we tell others, and the lies we tell ourselves. This is a story about the difference.

Vintage Morality Tales

Author: Scáth Beorh,Various Authors

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781722784102


Page: 374

View: 5818


The Morality Tale is as necessary to human society as food, warmth, clothing, sleep, and companionship. This collection of vintage public domain stories doesn't cover the full range of tales told to warn and/or encourage, but it does offer a broad selection from a variety of viewpoints. Edited and footnoted by Horror and Dark Fantasy writer Scath Beorh.

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: 9305


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.

The Handmaid's Tale

Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Emblem Editions

ISBN: 1551994968

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 2539


In this multi-award-winning, bestselling novel, Margaret Atwood has created a stunning Orwellian vision of the near future. This is the story of Offred, one of the unfortunate “Handmaids” under the new social order who have only one purpose: to breed. In Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships, Offred’s persistent memories of life in the “time before” and her will to survive are acts of rebellion. Provocative, startling, prophetic, and with Margaret Atwood’s devastating irony, wit, and acute perceptive powers in full force, The Handmaid’s Tale is at once a mordant satire and a dire warning.

Writing the Short Film

Author: Patricia Cooper,Ken Dancyger

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 113604857X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 312

View: 3956


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: 5654


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

Morality Play

Author: Barry Unsworth

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0525434097

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 2747


A New York Times Notable Book In medieval England, a runaway scholar-priest named Nicholas Barber has joined a traveling theater troupe as they make their way toward their liege lord's castle. In need of money, they decide to perform at a village en route. When their traditional morality plays fail to garner them an audience, they begin to stage the "the play of Thomas Wells"--their own depiction of the real-life drama unfolding within the village around the murder of a young boy. The villagers believe they have already identified the killer, and the troupe believes their play will be a straightforward depiction of justice served. But soon the players soon learn that the details of the crime are elusive, and the lines between performance and reality become blurred as they discover, scene by scene, line by line, what really happened. Thought-provoking and unforgettable, Morality Play is at once a masterful work of historical fiction, a gripping murder mystery, and a literary work of the first order.