The Earth in the Attic

Author: Fady Joudah

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300134304

Category: Poetry

Page: 77

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Fady Joudah’s The Earth in the Attic is the 2007 winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition. In his poems Joudah explores big themes—identity, war, religion, what we hold in common—while never losing sight of the quotidian, the specific. Contest judge Louise Glück describes the poet in her Foreword as “that strange animal, the lyric poet in whom circumstance and profession . . . have compelled obsession with large social contexts and grave national dilemmas.” She finds in his poetry an incantatory quality and concludes, “These are small poems, many of them, but the grandeur of conception is inescapable. The Earth in the Attic is varied, coherent, fierce, tender; impossible to put down, impossible to forget.”

The Earth in the Attic

Author: Fady Joudah

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300134304

Category: Poetry

Page: 77

View: 7835

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Fady Joudah’s The Earth in the Attic is the 2007 winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition. In his poems Joudah explores big themes—identity, war, religion, what we hold in common—while never losing sight of the quotidian, the specific. Contest judge Louise Glück describes the poet in her Foreword as “that strange animal, the lyric poet in whom circumstance and profession . . . have compelled obsession with large social contexts and grave national dilemmas.” She finds in his poetry an incantatory quality and concludes, “These are small poems, many of them, but the grandeur of conception is inescapable. The Earth in the Attic is varied, coherent, fierce, tender; impossible to put down, impossible to forget.”

Alight

Author: Fady Joudah

Publisher: Copper Canyon Press

ISBN: 1556594224

Category: History

Page: 65

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Joudah, an ER physician who worked with Doctors Without Borders, is a master storyteller who refuses to dramatize or withhold

The Wolf in the Attic

Author: Paul Kearney

Publisher: Solaris

ISBN: 1849979189

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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1920s OXFORD: HOME TO C.S. LEWIS, J.R.R. TOLKIEN... AND ANNA FRANCIS, A YOUNG GREEK REFUGEE LOOKING TO ESCAPE THE GRIM REALITY OF HER NEW LIFE. THE NIGHT THEY CROSS PATHS, NONE SUSPECT THE FANTASTIC WORLD AT WORK AROUND THEM. Anna Francis lives in a tall old house with her father and her doll Penelope. She is a refugee, a piece of flotsam washed up in England by the tides of the Great War and the chaos that trailed in its wake. Once upon a time, she had a mother and a brother, and they all lived together in the most beautiful city in the world, by the shores of Homer’s wine-dark sea. But that is all gone now, and only to her doll does she ever speak of it, because her father cannot bear to hear. She sits in the shadows of the tall house and watches the rain on the windows, creating worlds for herself to fill out the loneliness. The house becomes her own little kingdom, an island full of dreams and half-forgotten memories. And then one winter day, she finds an interloper in the topmost, dustiest attic of the house. A boy named Luca with yellow eyes, who is as alone in the world as she is. That day, she’ll lose everything in her life, and find the only real friend she may ever know.

The Old Man in the Attic

The Search for the Answers to Life's Meaning

Author: John Albertone,S.J. Doggett

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1635689465

Category: Fiction

Page: 62

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Who can answer the age-old question “Why am I here?” Sebastian, the Old Man, encounters his answers on his daily strolls. They come not through long essays or deep philosophical musings but through encounters with his friends—a young fatherless boy named Miguel, a Russian immigrant called Alexi, and Vivian, a retired nurse. He has finished his book, an ardent writing task, believing that one’s essence unfolds like a novel with chapters penned by life’s trials and joys. His response to the trials and joys offers a glimpse into his soul. Vivian and Sebastian visit the town library, where he places his book on a shelf as if letting it go for one last time. For whom? Then Vivian walks him home and they bid good night. The next day fearing a shocking surprise, she brings the doctor. Together they find a present marked for Miguel at the foot of the Old Man’s bed. They both see the nearly empty pill bottle, but Vivian suspects the worst.

The Buddha in the Attic

Author: Julie Otsuka

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307744426

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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Presents the stories of six Japanese mail-order brides whose new lives in early twentieth-century San Francisco are marked by backbreaking migrant work, cultural struggles, children who reject their heritage, and the prospect of wartime internment.

1 Dead in Attic

After Katrina

Author: Chris Rose

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501125370

Category: History

Page: 384

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"The columns in this book were previously published in The Times-picayune"--Title page verso.

Vikings in the Attic

In Search of Nordic America

Author: Eric Dregni

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 1452931372

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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Growing up with Swedish and Norwegian grandparents with a dash of Danish thrown in for balance, Eric Dregni thought Scandinavians were perfectly normal. Who doesn’t enjoy a good, healthy salad (Jell-O packed with canned fruit, colored marshmallows, and pretzels) or perhaps some cod soaked in drain cleaner as the highlights of Christmas? Only later did it dawn on him that perhaps this was just a little strange, but by then it was far too late: he was hooked and a dyed-in-the-wool Scandinavian himself. But what does it actually mean to grow up Scandinavian-American or to live with these Norwegians, Swedes, Finns, Danes, and Icelanders among us? In Vikings in the Attic, Dregni tracks down and explores the significant—and quite often bizarre—historic sites, tales, and traditions of Scandinavia’s peculiar colony in the Midwest. It’s a legacy of the unique—collecting silver spoons, a suspicion of flashy clothing, shots of turpentine for the common cold, and a deep love of rhubarb pie—but also one of poor immigrants living in sod houses while their children attend college, the birth of the co-op movement, the Farmer–Labor party, and government agents spying on Scandinavian meetings hoping to nab a socialist or antiwar activist. For all the tales his grandparents told him, Dregni quickly discovers there are quite a few they neglected to mention, such as Swedish egg coffee, which includes the eggshell, and Lutheran latte, which is Swedish coffee with ice cream. Vikings in the Attic goes beyond the lefse, lutefisk, and lusekofter (lice jacket) sweaters to reveal the little-known tales that lie beneath the surface of Nordic America. Ultimately, Dregni ends up proving by example why generations of Scandinavian-Americans have come to love and cherish these tales and traditions so dearly. Well, almost all of them.* * See lutefisk.

Footnotes in the Order of Disappearance

Poems

Author: Fady Joudah

Publisher: Milkweed Editions

ISBN: 1571319786

Category: Poetry

Page: 104

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An exquisite and humane collection set to leave its mark on American poetics of the body and the body politic. In Footnotes in the Order of Disappearance, Fady Joudah has written love poems to the lovely and unlovely, the loved and unloved. Here he celebrates moments of delight and awe with his wife, his mentors, his friends, and the beauty of the natural world. Yet he also finds tenderness for the other, the dead, and the disappeared, bringing together the language of medicine with the language of desire in images at once visceral and vulnerable. A symptomatic moon. A peach, quartered like a heart, and a heart, quartered like a peach. “I call the finding of certain things loss.” Joudah is a translator between the heart and the mind, the flesh and the more-than-flesh, the word body and the world body—and between languages, with a polyglot’s hyperresonant sensibility. In “Sagittal Views,” the book’s middle section, Joudah collaborates with Golan Haji, a Kurdish Syrian writer, to foreground the imaginative act of constructing memory and history. Together they mark the place the past occupies in the body, the cut that “runs deeper than speech.” Generous in its scope, inventive in its movements and syntax, Footnotes in the Order of Disappearance is a richly rewarding and indispensable collection.

Wind in the Attic

Author: Robert J. Denham

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557420865

Category: Religion

Page: 300

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Wind In The Attic is one of the most moving and compelling personal accounts of growing up Pagan. This book helps people discover new social and magickal systems coined by the author, systems like the wheel of truths, social evolutionism and more. With detailed personal accounts, practical understanding of Chaos and Elven High Magick, and with easy to follow instructions, Wind In The Attic is one of the most revealing books on the Market.

Dinosaurs in the Attic

An Excursion into the American Museum of Natural History

Author: Douglas J. Preston

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466871873

Category: Travel

Page: 256

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Dinosaurs in the Attic is a chronicle of the expeditions, discoveries, and scientists behind the greatest natural history collection ever assembled. Written by former Natural History columnist Douglas J. Preston, who worked at the American Museum of Natural History for seven years, this is a celebration of the best-known and best-loved museum in the United States.

Heroes from the Attic

Author: Herman I. Neuman

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 146977724X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 408

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An inspirational, eye-popping true story about conquering incredible adversities. The drama, suspense and offbeat humor will keep you turning pages. The author and his brother were born in Nazi Germany at the beginning of World War II. He recounts their childhood of danger, starvation, homelessness and ill-matched parents. Eventually, their mother sent them to relatives in America who immediately enslaved them on separate farms. At the age of twenty, Herman still lived in deep, isolated poverty. The boys eventually escaped and with courage, tenacity, self-discipline and backbreaking work, they put themselves through college and became Americans. Herman and his wife have traveled the world and some of their adventures are included. Please visit the author's Web pages at www.herobooks.com.

Out of the Attic

Inventing Antiques in Twentieth-century New England

Author: Briann G. Greenfield

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558497108

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 265

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In this era of Antiques Roadshow and eBay, it is hard to imagine a time when Americans did not treasure the home furnishings of elite early American families. But as this book demonstrates, antiquing -- particularly the practice of valuing old things for their aesthetic qualities -- is a relatively recent invention whose origins can be found in the early years of the twentieth century. Although nineteenth-century Americans did appreciate heirlooms, they saw them as memory markers, tangible representations of honored ancestors or local history. In Out of the Attic, Briann G. Greenfield traces the transformation of antiques from family keepsakes to valuable artistic objects, examining the role of collectors, dealers, and museum makers in the construction of a new tradition based on the aesthetic qualities of early American furnishings. While recognizing the significance of antiques as symbols of an enduring American culture, Greenfield also delves behind popular rhetoric to examine the development of a retail structure specifically designed to facilitate the buying and selling of old wares. With antique shops proliferating all over New England, pickers going door-to-door in search of "finds," and forgers taking illicit advantage of growing demand, antique owners and collectors found themselves trying to navigate a retail market characterized by escalating prices and high stakes purchases. In this sense, antiques functioned as more than remnants of a treasured past; they became modern consumer goods. The book is divided into a series of case studies, each intended to illuminate some aspect of "the dynamic of consumer history." One chapter examines the role of Jewish dealers in promoting American antiques; another profiles Jessie Baker Gardner, a small-time collector and would-be museum maker from Providence, Rhode Island. Greenfield also looks at the institutionalization of antiques, with chapters focusing on Henry Flynt of Deerfield, Massachusetts, who embraced the "aestheticization of antiques" in the 1940s and 1950s, and on Smithsonian curator C. Malcolm Watkins, who challenged the decorative art market during the 1950s and 1960s by purchasing old tools and crude furniture for the nation's museum.

Flowers In The Attic

Author: V.C. Andrews

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451636946

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Now a major Lifetime movie event—the classic story of forbidden love that captured the world’s imagination and earned V.C. Andrews a fiercely devoted fanbase. Book One of the Dollanganger family saga. At the top of the stairs there are four secrets hidden. Blond, beautiful, innocent, and struggling to stay alive . . . They were a perfect family, golden and carefree—until a heartbreaking tragedy shattered their happiness. Now, for the sake of an inheritance that will ensure their future, the children must be hidden away out of sight, as if they never existed. Kept on the top floor of their grandmother’s vast mansion, their loving mother assures them it will be just for a little while. But as brutal days swell into agonizing months and years, Cathy, Chris, and twins Cory and Carrie, realize their survival is at the mercy of their cruel and superstitious grandmother . . . and this cramped and helpless world may be the only one they ever know. Book One of the Dollanganger series, the sequels include Petals in the Wind, If There Be Thorns, Seeds of Yesterday, and Garden of Shadows. Then experience the attic from Christopher’s point of view in Christopher’s Diary: Secrets of Foxworth and Christopher’s Diary: Echoes of Dollanganger.

Textu

Author: Fady Joudah

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908998866

Category:

Page: 80

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Emerging in the era of tweets and text messages comes a new poetic form - textu. The 'u' in textu echos the one in haiku, and also emphasizes the intimate you. A textu poem has a single rule - be exactly 160 characters long. As theme, form and style are wide open, a textu reveals new possibilities and poetry in unexpected ways.

Confederates in the Attic

Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War

Author: Tony Horwitz

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307763013

Category: History

Page: 432

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National Bestseller For all who remain intrigued by the legacy of the Civil War -- reenactors, battlefield visitors, Confederate descendants and other Southerners, history fans, students of current racial conflicts, and more -- this ten-state adventure is part travelogue, part social commentary and always good-humored. “Splendid.” –Roy Blount, Jr., The New York Times Book Review When prize-winning war correspondent Tony Horwitz leaves the battlefields of Bosnia and the Middle East for a peaceful corner of the Blue Ridge Mountains, he thinks he's put war zones behind him. But awakened one morning by the crackle of musket fire, Horwitz starts filing front-line dispatches again this time from a war close to home, and to his own heart. Propelled by his boyhood passion for the Civil War, Horwitz embarks on a search for places and people still held in thrall by America's greatest conflict. The result is an adventure into the soul of the unvanquished South, where the ghosts of the Lost Cause are resurrected through ritual and remembrance. In Virginia, Horwitz joins a band of 'hardcore' reenactors who crash-diet to achieve the hollow-eyed look of starved Confederates; in Kentucky, he witnesses Klan rallies and calls for race war sparked by the killing of a white man who brandishes a rebel flag; at Andersonville, he finds that the prison's commander, executed as a war criminal, is now exalted as a martyr and hero; and in the book's climax, Horwitz takes a marathon trek from Antietam to Gettysburg to Appomattox in the company of Robert Lee Hodge, an eccentric pilgrim who dubs their odyssey the 'Civil Wargasm.' Written with Horwitz's signature blend of humor, history, and hard-nosed journalism, Confederates in the Attic brings alive old battlefields and new ones 'classrooms, courts, country bars' where the past and the present collide, often in explosive ways. Poignant and picaresque, haunting and hilarious, it speaks to anyone who has ever felt drawn to the mythic South and to the dark romance of the Civil War.

Monsters in the Attic

Author: Dian Curtis Regan

Publisher: Apple

ISBN: 9780590844734

Category: Monsters

Page: 178

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The first two monsters in Rilla's life have turned into harmless stuffed animals. Now the magic returns to Rilla's bedroom, with two new monsters and a lot of wacky fun!