The Penguin of Death

The Penguin of Death

" In this hauntingly nuanced ballad, Edward Monkton takes you on an epic journey to the heart of life . . . and to the strange and wonderful release that is DEATH by Method 412. Lyrical. Entrancing.

Author: Edward Monkton

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9781449411510

Category: Humor

Page: 32

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. . . suddenly you hear it in a voice so clear and strong, a strange and SUBTLE melody A HAUNTING Penguin song." In this hauntingly nuanced ballad, Edward Monkton takes you on an epic journey to the heart of life . . . and to the strange and wonderful release that is DEATH by Method 412. Lyrical. Entrancing. Once you have made the fateful journey to the enigmatic Penguin's snowy palace, he invites you in to share with him a final cup of tea before subjecting you to the unimagined ecstasy of his ultimate treatment. A delicious mixture of euphoria and fright meld to reveal something wonderful and bright in this eccentric Monkton narrative that accompanies his trademark, hand-lettered black-and-white illustrations.
Categories: Humor

A Death in the Family

A Death in the Family

PENGUIN CLASSICS A DEATH IN THE FAMILY James Agee was born in
Tennessee in 1909 and graduated from Harvard University. His renowned study
of Alabama sharecroppers during the Depression, Let Us Now Praise Famous
Men, ...

Author: James Agee

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241198551

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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On a sultry summer night in 1915, Jay Follet leaves his house in Knoxville, Tennessee, to tend to his father, whom he belives is dying. The summons turns out to be a false alarm, but on his way back to his family, Jay has a car accident and is killed instantly. Dancing back and forth in time and braiding the viewpoints of Jay's wife, brother, and young son, Rufus, Agee creates an overwhelming powerful novel of innocence, tenderness, and loss that should be read for the sheer music of its prose.
Categories: Fiction

The New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs

The New Penguin Book of English Folk Songs

Flanders, Judith, The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians Revelled in Death
and Detection and Created Modern Crime (London: Harper Press, 2011). Folk
Music Journal (FMJ) (1965 to date) (English Folk Dance and Song Society).

Author: Julia Bishop

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141964324

Category: Music

Page: 608

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One of the Spectator's Books of the Year 2012 'Farewell and adieu to you fair Spanish ladies Farewell and adieu to you ladies of Spain For we've received orders for to sail for old England But we hope in a short while to see you again' One of the great English popular art forms, the folk song can be painful, satirical, erotic, dramatic, rueful or funny. They have thrived when sung on a whim to a handful of friends in a pub; they have bewitched generations of English composers who have set them for everything from solo violin to full orchestra; they are sung in concerts, festivals, weddings, funerals and with nobody to hear but the singer. This magical new collection brings together all the classic folk songs as well as many lesser-known discoveries, complete with music and annotations on their original sources and meaning. Published in cooperation with the English Folk Dance and Song Society, it is a worthy successor to Ralph Vaughan Williams and A.L.Lloyd's original Penguin Book of English Folk Songs. 'Her keen eye did glitter like the bright stars by night The robe she was wearing was costly and white Her bare neck was shaded with her long raven hair And they called her pretty Susan, the pride of Kildare' In association with EFDSS, the English Folk Dance and Song Society
Categories: Music

The Ballad of the Sad Caf

The Ballad of the Sad Caf

PENGUIN BOOKS THE BALLAD OF THE SAD CAFÉ Carson McCullers was born
at Columbus, Georgia, in 1917. ... For a while she could only use one finger to
type, and for years before her death, as her sister informs us, she could not sit at
a ...

Author: Carson McCullers

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141912400

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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A classic work that has charmed generations of readers, this collection assembles Carson McCullers's best stories, including her beloved novella "The Ballad of the Sad Café." A haunting tale of a human triangle that culminates in an astonishing brawl, the novella introduces readers to Miss Amelia, a formidable southern woman whose café serves as the town's gathering place. Among other fine works, the collection also includes "Wunderkind," McCullers's first published story written when she was only seventeen about a musical prodigy who suddenly realizes she will not go on to become a great pianist.
Categories: Fiction

Seduction and Death in Muriel Spark s Fiction

Seduction and Death in Muriel Spark s Fiction

Harmondsworth : Penguin , 1978 . 71 - 124 . Collected Stories 1 . 1958 . London :
Macmillan , 1985 . Memento Mori . 1959 . Harmondsworth : Penguin , 1988 . The
Ballad of Peckham Rye . ( BPR ) . 1960 . Harmondsworth : Penguin , 1984 .

Author: Phōteinē Apostolou

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UOM:39015053777929

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 128

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Analyzes the seductive and destructive power of certain signs and structures in Spark's fiction.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Death At Glamis Castle

Death At Glamis Castle

At the larger table under the front window, the one-armed baker, Alex Ross, and
the Reverend Cecil Calderwood were sharing a boisterous tale with the old
ballad collector, whose fiddle lay on the table beside a bottle of good Scotch
whiskey, ...

Author: Robin Paige

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440627750

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 590

Lord Charles Sheridan and his clever American wife, Kate, have been summoned by the king to clear the name of a prince who's been living secretly at Glamis under an assumed name, while keeping his true identity secret.
Categories: Fiction

Death is a Good Solution

Death is a Good Solution

Melbourne: F. W. Cheshire. Manifold, J. S. 1964. Who Wrote The Ballads: Notes
on Australian Folksong. Sydney: Australasian Book Society. Ward, Russel, ed.
1971. The Penguin Book of Australian Ballads Ringwood: Penguin, 1971. Lahey
 ...

Author: Anthony William Baker

Publisher: St. Lucia, Qld., Australia : University of Queensland Press ; Lawrence, Mass. : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Technical Impex Corporation

ISBN: IND:39000000431861

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 223

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Categories: Literary Criticism

After the Lovedeath

After the Lovedeath

New York: W. W. Norton, 1973. Oscar Wilde. "The Ballad of Reading Gaol." The
Complete Works of Oscar Wilde. ... Emile Zola. La Bete humaine. Trans. Leonard
Tancock. Harmonds- worth, Middlesex: Penguin, 1977. . Therese Raquin. Trans.

Author: Lawrence Kramer

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520925505

Category: Social Science

Page: 290

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This elegantly written book is a bold attempt to reinterpret the nature of sexual violence and to imagine the possibility of overcoming it. Lawrence Kramer traces today's sexual identities to their nineteenth-century sources, drawing on the music, literature, and thought of the period to show how normal identity both promotes and rationalizes violence against women. To make his case, Kramer uses operatic lovedeaths, Beethoven's "Kreutzer Sonata" and the Tolstoy novella named after it; the writings of Walt Whitman and Alfred Lord Tennyson, psychoanalysis, and the logic of dreams. In formal and informal reflections, he explores the self-contradictions of masculinity, the shifting alignments of femininity, authority, and desire, and the interdependency of hetero- and homosexuality. At the same time, he imagines alternatives that could allow gender to be freed from the existing system of polarities that inevitably promote sexual violence. Kramer's writing avoids the conventional dress of intellectual authority and moves between music and literature in a style that is both intimate and effective. He combines informed scholarship with candid personal utterance and makes clear what is at stake in this crucial debate. After the Lovedeath will have a profound impact on anyone interested in new ways to think about gender.
Categories: Social Science

The Death of Rhythm and Blues

The Death of Rhythm and Blues

With the ” and the soaring dance ballad “Nights on Broadway,” Main Course went
platinum and generated amazing amounts of black radio play. Stigwood realized
he was on to something. He pulled RSO out of its distribution uptempo “Jive ...

Author: Nelson George

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101160671

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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From Nelson George, supervising producer and writer of the hit Netflix series, "The Get Down," this passionate and provocative book tells the complete story of black music in the last fifty years, and in doing so outlines the perilous position of black culture within white American society. In a fast-paced narrative, Nelson George’s book chronicles the rise and fall of “race music” and its transformation into the R&B that eventually dominated the airwaves only to find itself diluted and submerged as crossover music.
Categories: Social Science

Australian Ways of Death

Australian Ways of Death

69 70 71 72 73 a AWN a boov Chapter 13 Death and Burial in the Bush Bulletin ,
13 Oct . 1894 , p . 6 . Geoffrey Blainey ... 3 - 4 , 34 – 5 ; Russel Ward , The
Penguin Book of Australian Ballads , Penguin , Melbourne , 1964 / 1981 , pp . 73
– 4 .

Author: Patricia Jalland

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: IND:30000071012060

Category: History

Page: 378

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Pat Jalland, one of Australia's most successful historians, has now turned her attention to Australian subjects. This book is the result of intensive research into where and how people have died in Australia, how they have been buried, mourned and commemmorated, and how social andregional factors have influenced mortality rates and people's consciousness of death and loss.Ways of Death describes how Australians in the past came to terms with death within the constraints and cultural perspectives of their own times. Historians in other western societies have responded to the growing interest and concern with death through books, conferences, and journals, but untilnow there has been little Australian material available to satisfy the increasing interest in the subject, stimulated by events such as debated on euthanasia, new developments in technology, and youth suicides.
Categories: History

The Boy Who Could See Death

The Boy Who Could See Death

And then there's summer and harvest festivals and sheep-shearing and ballad-
selling and fairs. You can call me Autolycus, by the way. It's one of my names. We
'll have a grand time together, you and me. You'll see.' At twenty-four, Mamillius ...

Author: Salley Vickers

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241972281

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

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From the bestselling author of Miss Garnet's Angel comes an enchanting and unsettling collection of short stories. Eli is an ordinary boy with an extraordinary gift. It will shape the course of his whole life but, he learns the hard way, he must keep it hidden from those who know him best. Seeing death is a mixed blessing. Eli is not the only one defying the world's expectations of him. Cousin Francesca, a charming spinster and a favourite with the children, is harbouring kleptomaniac tendencies. Sarah Palliser, living alone next to a ramshackle graveyard, is more scared of the small box under her stairs than the ghosts outside her window. Meanwhile dreamy artist Nan is nursing a growing obsession with wolves in Britain and the recently widowed Frances finds herself inventing an exotic imaginary boyfriend to pass the time. Push through an unassuming front door on an unremarkable street or peer into the glowing fluorescent windows of an urban office block and within you'll find strange and unforgettable scenes, normal people caught in situations they do not quite comprehend... Salley Vickers is a master of the uncanny and the unexpected. In this collection of eleven remarkable stories, she explores bereavement and betrayal, closely guarded secrets and common gossip, long-overdue endings and decidedly strange beginnings. Each story is perfectly formed: a snapshot of a total stranger, a fleeting glimpse of lives spiced with a little something extra. 'Salley Vickers sees with a clear eye and writes with a light hand - she knows how the world works. Salley is a presence worth cherishing' - Philip Pullman
Categories: Fiction

The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs

The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs

Choral songs : Christmas ible in an idiomatic way , and this now makes a first
greeting ; Death on the hills ; Evening scene ; The choice among modern
recordings . The recording , full and atmospheric , with the chorus well balanced
fountain ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000046086822

Category: Compact discs

Page:

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Categories: Compact discs

The Penguin Guide to the Superstitions of Britain and Ireland

The Penguin Guide to the Superstitions of Britain and Ireland

11 . deafness see EARACHE . death : clothes consequently upon the approach
of death all the boxes , doors , dc . in the house were unlocked . Devon N & Q (
1850 ) The opening of windows and doors seems a relatively straightforward ...

Author: Steve Roud

Publisher: ePenguin

ISBN: IND:30000124723176

Category: Reference

Page: 576

View: 799

Drawing extensively on literary sources from medieval times to the present, this survey not only explains what people have believed and why, but when superstitions arose, which parts of the country adopted them, how they evolved and what people today believe. Originally published: 2003.
Categories: Reference

Rueful Death

Rueful Death

George Strait crooned a ballad on the jukebox, a cowgirl waitress in skintight
jeans and Dolly Parton boobs shouldered a tray of beer pitchers through the
crowded tables, and diners were hunched earnestly over plates of TexMex,
which is ...

Author: Susan Wittig Albert

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440673829

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Herbalist China Bayles must solve a mother of a murder in this mystery from New York Times bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert. In search of respite, China takes off to St. Theresa's Monastery with her friend Maggie, a former nun. The goal is a brief, tranquil retreat—but there's a conflict at the convent. The mother superior has recently died, and a battle over the future of St. Theresa's suggests that her sudden demise might not have been accidental. Now, China's quest for a replenished spirit takes second place to a more earthbound pursuit: catching a killer... From the Paperback edition.
Categories: Fiction

The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural

The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural

Author: Jack Sullivan

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN: UOM:49015002843440

Category: Arts - Special subjects: Horror & supernatural - Encyclopaedias

Page: 482

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For the first time ever, in a single volume, a comprehensive guide to horror and the supernatural in all the arts ... More than 50 essays and 600 entries covering authors, composers, visual artists, directors, actors, and movies that are connected in some way to horror tales or the supernatural. Also defines terms used with the supernatural.
Categories: Arts - Special subjects: Horror & supernatural - Encyclopaedias

Scanning the Century

Scanning the Century

A collection of poetry written during the twentieth century, grouped in thirty-nine roughly chronological sections, with brief biographies of featured poets.

Author: Peter Forbes

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 014058899X

Category: Poetry

Page: 596

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A collection of poetry written during the twentieth century, grouped in thirty-nine roughly chronological sections, with brief biographies of featured poets.
Categories: Poetry

The Penguin Jazz Guide

The Penguin Jazz Guide

Harold Mabern said (1991), two years after Newborn's death: 'They crucified him,
you know, a man who had more music in his left hand than most piano-players
have in two. He was fragile, and they broke him down.' A player of tremendous ...

Author: Brian Morton

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141959009

Category: Music

Page: 800

View: 998

The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings is firmly established as the world's leading guide to recorded jazz, a mine of fascinating information and a source of insightful - often wittily trenchant - criticism. This is something rather different: Brian Morton (who taught American history at UEA) has picked out the 1000 best recordings that all jazz fans should have and shows how they tell the history of the music and with it the history of the twentieth century. He has completely revised his and Richard Cook's entries and reassessed each artist's entry for this book. The result is an endlessly browsable companion that will prove required reading for aficionados and jazz novices alike. 'It's the kind of book that you'll yank off the shelf to look up a quick fact and still be reading two hours later' Fortune 'Part jazz history, part jazz Karma Sutra with Cook and Morton as the knowledgeable, urbane, wise and witty guides ... This is one of the great books of recorded jazz; the other guides don't come close' Irish Times
Categories: Music