The Wishing Ring

The Wishing Ring

The events of this novel unfold through the eyes of Hershl, who leaves his small town to become educated only to return to the Pale of Settlement in the wake of the pogroms in 1881.

Author: S. Y. Abramovitsh

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815630352

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

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The events of this novel unfold through the eyes of Hershl, who leaves his small town to become educated only to return to the Pale of Settlement in the wake of the pogroms in 1881. S. Y. Abramovitsh's famed epic novel explores the social upheaval of Russian Jews who are forced by poverty to leave their homes. The novel achieved canonical status both in its Yiddish original and in its Hebrew version, under the title In the Vale of Tears. In this work Michael Wex renders the time-worn tale with the skill and ease of a modern storyteller and humorist. Abramovitsh's artistry lies not in the plot but in his descriptions and ever-shifting narrative voice. Sometimes the narrator (Mendele the Bookseller) speaks from within the shtetl and sometimes from outside; and often he interweaves the high rhetorical prose of Hershl himself, reborn by the novel's end as Heinrich Cohen. Wex's adroit new translation will appeal to scholars of Yiddish fiction and general readers alike.
Categories: Fiction

The Wishing Ring of Old Queen Maab

The Wishing Ring of Old Queen Maab

The story of a young farmer, a wishing ring, and a fairy named Queen Maab. Old school fairy tale telling at its very finest. WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT STEVE VERNON "The genre needs new blood and Steve Vernon is quite a transfusion.

Author: Steve Vernon

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1521301409


Page: 29

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The story of a young farmer, a wishing ring, and a fairy named Queen Maab.Old school fairy tale telling at its very finest.WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT STEVE VERNON"The genre needs new blood and Steve Vernon is quite a transfusion." -Edward Lee, author of FLESH GOTHIC and CITY INFERNAL"If Harlan Ellison, Richard Matheson and Robert Bloch had a three-way sex romp in a hot tub, and then a team of scientists came in and filtered out the water and mixed the leftover DNA into a test tube, the resulting genetic experiment would most likely grow up into Steve Vernon." - Bookgasm "Steve Vernon is something of an anomaly in the world of horror literature. He's one of the freshest new voices in the genre although his career has spanned twenty years. Writing with a rare swagger and confidence, Steve Vernon can lead his readers through an entire gamut of emotions from outright fear and repulsion to pity and laughter." - Cemetery Dance "Armed with a bizarre sense of humor, a huge amount of originality, a flair for taking risks and a strong grasp of characterization - Steve's got the chops for sure." - Dark Discoveries "Steve Vernon was born to write. He's the real deal and we're lucky to have him." - Richard Chizmar My Mom thinks I'm pretty cool, too.

The Wishing ring Man

The Wishing ring Man

It was not until she had put in almost everything she intended to take that she
thought of the wishing ring again . She looked down at the heavy Oriental carving
with what was almost terror . She had wished for something on it , and once more

Author: Margaret Widdemer


ISBN: CHI:088150774

Category: American literature

Page: 302

View: 514

Categories: American literature

Southern Jack Tales

Southern Jack Tales

The Time Jack Got the Wishing Ring ” ( “ Old Fire Dragoman ” in Chase ) has
been associated with Beowulf , the hero of the transitional epic of early Christian
England . " The Beech Mountain tale “ Hardy Hardhead ” S was once woven
around ...

Author: Donald Davis

Publisher: august house

ISBN: 0874835003

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 217

View: 841

A collection of thirteen Jack tales from the southern Appalachian Mountains, including "The Time Jack Told a Big Tale," "The Time Jack Cured the Doctor," and "The Time Jack Stole the Cows."
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Wishing Trees

The Wishing Trees

So instead of those conversations I want you to have this ring. Remember who
wore it, and what it means. And don't be afraid to talk with your daddy about
anything. He's a wonderful listener, Mattie, if you need him to be, if you let him
know ...

Author: John Shors

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101459980

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 190

Almost a year after the death of his wife, former high-tech executive Ian finds a letter that will change his life. It contains Kate's final wish-a plea for him to take their ten-year-old daughter, Mattie, on a trip across Asia, through the countries they had always planned to visit. Eager to honor the woman they loved, Ian and Mattie embark on an epic journey, leaving notes to Kate in "wishing trees" along the way, and encountering miracles large and small. And as they begin to find their way back to each other, they discover that healing is possible and love endures-lessons that Kate hoped to show them all along...
Categories: Fiction

Fort Lee

Fort Lee

Laemmle took the blow with Shubert it had an unlimited supin Exile , The Wishing
Ring ( The Wish and came back to grab the other wing ing Ring was made at the
Peerless ) . which he quickly molded into a large ply of stories to draw from .

Author: Richard Koszarski

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0861966538

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 377

View: 794

During the 1910s, motion pictures came to dominate every aspect of life in the suburban New Jersey community of Fort Lee. During the nickelodeon era, D.W. Griffith, Mary Pickford, and Mack Sennett would ferry entire acting companies across the Hudson to pose against the Palisades. Theda Bara, Fatty Arbuckle, and Douglas Fairbanks worked in the rows of great greenhouse studios that sprang up in Fort Lee and the neighboring communities. Tax revenues from studios and laboratories swelled municipal coffers.Then, suddenly, everything changed. Fort Lee, the film town once hailed as the birthplace of the American motion picture industry, was now the industry's official ghost town. Stages once filled to capacity by Paramount and Universal were leased by independent producers or used as paint shops by scenic artists from Broadway. Most of Fort Lee's film history eventually burned away, one studio at a time.Richard Koszarski re-creates the rise and fall of Fort Lee filmmaking in a remarkable collage of period news accounts, memoirs, municipal records, previously unpublished memos and correspondence, and dozens of rare posters and photographs -- not just film history, but a unique account of what happened to one New Jersey town hopelessly enthralled by the movies.Distributed for John Libbey Publishing
Categories: Performing Arts

Hollywood Lighting from the Silent Era to Film Noi

Hollywood Lighting from the Silent Era to Film Noi

Figure 2.10 comes from Maurice Tourneur's The Wishing Ring (1914), a film
made before the wholesale switch to artificial lights.24 Daylight probably supplies
the overall light here, though the hard shadow on the subject's right cheek
suggests ...

Author: Patrick Keating

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231149037

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 312

View: 551

Lighting performs essential functions in Hollywood films, enhancing the glamour, clarifying the action, and intensifying the mood. Examining every facet of this understated art form, from the glowing backlights of the silent period to the shaded alleys of film noir, Patrick Keating affirms the role of Hollywood lighting as a distinct, compositional force. Closely analyzing Girl Shy (1924), Anna Karenina (1935), Only Angels Have Wings (1939), and T-Men (1947), along with other brilliant classics, Keating describes the unique problems posed by these films and the innovative ways cinematographers handled the challenge. Once dismissed as crank-turning laborers, these early cinematographers became skillful professional artists by carefully balancing the competing demands of story, studio, and star. Enhanced by more than one hundred illustrations, this volume counters the notion that style took a backseat to storytelling in Hollywood film, proving that the lighting practices of the studio era were anything but neutral, uniform, and invisible. Cinematographers were masters of multifunctionality and negotiation, honing their craft to achieve not only realistic fantasy but also pictorial artistry.
Categories: Performing Arts

Reclaiming Our Brains Without Losing Our Minds

Reclaiming Our Brains Without Losing Our Minds

She removes the wishing ring, replaces it with an ordinary ring, and the three
sisters disappear. Askelad realizes his wrong doing, and wanting his promised
bride back, he asks the West Wind to bring him to the castle where she is about to

Author: Inga Wiehl

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780761862383

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 710

Reclaiming Our Brains without Losing Our Minds relates the story of a group of women in Yakima, Washington, who form a reading discussion group. Over the course of twenty-nine years, the women hone their minds, exchange ideas, and discover a sense of community that extends beyond the page.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Aspects of the Novel

Aspects of the Novel

Flecker's Magic contains scarcely anything that is new— fantasies cannot: only
the old old story of the wishing ring which brings either misery or nothing at all.
Flecker, an American boy who is learning to paint in Paris, is given the ring by a
girl ...

Author: E. M. Forster

Publisher: Rosetta Books

ISBN: 9780795311567

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

View: 487

The renowned British novelist’s “casual and wittily acute guidance” on reading—and writing—great fiction (Harper’s). Renowned for such classics as A Room with a View, Howards End, and A Passage to India, E. M. Forster was one of Britain’s—and the world’s—most distinguished fiction writers, a frequent nominee for the Nobel Prize in Literature. In this collection of lectures delivered at Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1927, he takes a wide-ranging look at English-language novels—with specific examples from such masters as Dickens and Austen—discussing the elements they all have in common. Using a witty, informal tone and drawing as well on his extensive readings in French and Russian literature, Forster discusses his ideas in reference to such figures as Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and Proust; explains the difference between “flat” and “round” characters and between plot and story; and ultimately provides an “admirable and delightful” education for anyone who appreciates the art of a good book (The New York Times).
Categories: Literary Criticism

Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well

Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well

You will ring Bill and tell him to come home. I don't care if he's writing the Duke of
Northumberland's last will and testament, he's to come home AT ONCE. While
you're waiting for him, you'll reheat a cup of the chicken broth you made last week

Author: Nancy Atherton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698151512

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 391

The nineteenth in the New York Times–bestselling series, featuring the original paranormal detective. Watch out for Nancy Atherton's latest, Aunt Dimity and the Widow's Curse, coming in May 2017 from Viking! In this New York Times bestseller, dashing Australian Jack McBride arrives in the village of Finch to wrap up his reclusive late uncle’s affairs. While helping Jack clear out his uncle’s overgrown garden, Lori finds a long-forgotten wishing well. As a joke, she makes a wish—and it comes true! Word spreads, and soon the entire village besieges the well with wishes of their own. As more and more wishes come true, chaos ensues, and Lori—with Aunt Dimity’s otherworldly help—races to prove there’s something other than magic at work before her beloved village implodes. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Categories: Fiction

The Princess and the Swineherd

The Princess and the Swineherd

PRINCESS : What on earth's the matter ? KING ( sinking down on a bench ) : I
haven't got the wishing ring ! VIVIEN ( picking up her ears ) : The wishing ring ?
ELSBETH ( echoing her sister ) : The wishing ring ? MISS PRIMM : Good
gracious ...

Author: Madge Miller

Publisher: Anchorage Press (UK)

ISBN: OSU:32435051322923

Category: Children's plays

Page: 70

View: 399

Categories: Children's plays

Miriam s Tambourine

Miriam s Tambourine

This she did that very night , and then she brought the ring to her father . The next
day the king said to his son - in - law , “ Come , let us declare another war . ” Then
the young man touched his hand , and discovered that the wishing ring was ...


Publisher: Free Press

ISBN: IND:39000005585539

Category: Hasidim

Page: 393

View: 642

More than ten centuries of Jewish literature and oral tradition are represented in this collection of Jewish folktales
Categories: Hasidim

Conscription and the Search for Modern Russian Jewry

Conscription and the Search for Modern Russian Jewry

In the second version, Abramovich reconfigured the teleological relationship
between the former and the latter so that The Wishing Ring became a novel of
return, its hero a repentant Jewish Odysseus revisiting his place of origins. It was
only ...

Author: Olga Litvak

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015066744007

Category: History

Page: 273

View: 629

Reveals the enduring impact of forced service in the Tsarist army on both Russian Jewish youth and Russian Jewish literary culture
Categories: History

The Wishing Tree

The Wishing Tree

Shutting off her alarm before the wakeup ring, she stepped out of bed, then
showered, dressed and prepared herself for the drive. One last glance around
the apartment satisfied her all was well. She locked up and moved to her Jeep.

Author: Erin Sinclair

Publisher: Devine Destinies

ISBN: 9781554872077

Category: Fiction


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A plain family heirloomãa Christmas tree crafted of chiseled gold laced with sparkling crystals known as The Wishing Treeãhas been passed down to the women of the Miller family for generations. Legend has it if a heartfelt wish for true love is made on the tree, one's soul mate will be brought to them by mysterious happenstance. 1958. Simone Miller, top fashion model for the Astor Modeling Agency, is on a break between assignments and decides to meet with her family at their cabin in Vermont for the winter holidays. Joyful times are had by all for the entire week leading to Christmas Day where she inherits the ornament and all the possibilities the gift represents. 1983. Genevieve Jensen mourns the loss of her fianc_ who died in a car accident two months prior to the holiday gathering of the Miller clan. At the insistence of her parents, she arrives at the Miller cabin, finds solace and comfort in their established traditions and begins to smile again, sharing in the love and laughter of her close knit family. 2008. Fiona Landis, top notch interior designer, barely makes it to the Miller family cabin to share in the holiday festivities. On Christmas morning Fiona's high-end sensibilities are put to the test when The Wishing Tree appears beside her, calling to the jaded young woman to make her wish. Will Fiona break the cycle and reject The Wishing Tree? Or will she too succumb to the time honored tradition the women of the Miller clan have shared for well over a century?
Categories: Fiction

Jews and the Imperial State

Jews and the Imperial State

-S . Y. Abramovitsh , The Wishing - Ring I Shortly after the third and final partition
of the Polish - Lithuanian Commonwealth , the senator and poet Gavriil
Romanovich Derzhavin recommended that the Russian government take a
special ...

Author: Eugene M. Avrutin

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 080144862X

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 846

This absorbing book is a fine contribution to the growing literature on official identification and the administrative life of the state, including its characteristic product, the paper document.--Jane Caplan, University of Oxford --Jane Caplan, University of Oxford "Choice"
Categories: History

Essential Theravada And Mahayana Texts Annotated Edition

Essential Theravada And Mahayana Texts  Annotated Edition

Brahman, what do you mean by coming back from Bhûridatta's country after
refusing the wishing ring? You are going to be a hermit, are you? Very well, get
out of my house sharp, will you!" The Brahman cried out, "Madam, do not get into
such ...

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 9783849621896


Page: 408

View: 767

This is the extended and annotated edition including * an extensive annotation of more than 10.000 words about the history and basics of Buddhism, written by Thomas William Rhys Davids * an interactive table-of-contents * perfect formatting for electronic reading devices This book contains essential texts that have been written or translated from the most important Theravada and Mahayana scriptures. Contents: Mahâ-Samaya-Sutta (Or Discourse Addressed To The Great Assembly) The Legend Of Dipañkara Buddha The Friendly Epistle Of Nâgârjuna Preface. Nâgârjuna's "Friendly Epistle." The Niti Kyan Introduction Niti Kyan. Vidhûra Jâtaka Bhûridatta Jâtaka. Chapter I. (Nâgara.) Chapter II. (Uposatha.) Chapter III. (Nagarapavesana.) Chapter. IV. (Micchâditthikathâ.) Chapter V. (The Bodhisat's Discourse) Suva.N.Na Sâma Jâtaka Temiya Jâtaka Vatthu Chapter I. Chapter II. Khuddaka Pá.Tha Notes. Â.Tânâ.Tiya-Sutta Sîgâlo-Vâda-Sutta

Fort Lee

Fort Lee

His surviving films, such as The Wishing Ring (World Film Corporation, 1914)
and The Blue Bird (Famous Players–Lasky Corporation, 1918), are among the
best ever shot here. Hiawatha (IMP, 1909) was the first film produced by Carl.

Author: Fort Lee Film Commission

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439617878

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 128

View: 607

A favorite locale of such film pioneers as D. W. Griffith and Mary Pickford, the historic borough of Fort Lee was the first center of the American motion picture industry. Studios lined both sides of Main Street, and enormous film laboratories fed the nickelodeon market with thousands of reels of comedies and cliffhangers. Broadway stars and producers came here to make many of their first feature-length films; but by the 1920s, Theda Bara, Fatty Arbuckle, and Douglas Fairbanks were gone. Yet even after the studios closed down, the film industry was still the backbone of the local economy, with hundreds working behind the scenes in the printing, storage, and distribution of movies being made in Hollywood.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Encyclopedia of the Novel

The Encyclopedia of the Novel

Five works form the core of his literary achievement: Dos kleyne mentshele (1864
, The Little Man), Dos vintshfingerl (1865, The Wishing- Ring), Fishke der Krumer
(1869, Fishke the Lame; 1888, expanded ed.), Di klyatshe (1873, The Nag), ...


Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118779071

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1024

View: 518

Now available in a single volume paperback, this advanced reference resource for the novel and novel theory offers authoritative accounts of the history, terminology, and genre of the novel, in over 140 articles of 500-7,000 words. Entries explore the history and tradition of the novel in different areas of the world; formal elements of the novel (story, plot, character, narrator); technical aspects of the genre (such as realism, narrative structure and style); subgenres, including the bildungsroman and the graphic novel; theoretical problems, such as definitions of the novel; book history; and the novel's relationship to other arts and disciplines. The Encyclopedia is arranged in A-Z format and features entries from an international cast of over 140 scholars, overseen by an advisory board of 37 leading specialists in the field, making this the most authoritative reference resource available on the novel. This essential reference, now available in an easy-to-use, fully indexed single volume paperback, will be a vital addition to the libraries of literature students and scholars everywhere.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Jacques Tourneur

Jacques Tourneur

Many of these films were literary adaptations, notably The Wishing Ring (¡9¡4),
The Pit (¡9¡5), and Trilby (¡9¡5). The future director Clarence Brown started in the
industry after approaching Tourneur on the set of one of these pictures, The Cub

Author: Chris Fujiwara

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476608112

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 340

View: 372

At least three of director Jacques Tourneur’s films—Cat People, I Walked with a Zombie and The Leopard Man—are recognized as horror classics. Yet his contributions to these films are often minimized by scholars, with most of the credit going to the films’ producer, Val Lewton. A detailed examination of the director’s full body of work reveals that those elements most evident in the Tourneur-Lewton collaborations—the lack of monsters and the stylized use of suggested violence—are equally apparent in Tourneur’s films before and after his work with Lewton. Mystery and sensuality were hallmarks of his style, and he possessed a highly artistic visual and aural style. This insightful critical study examines each of Tourneur’s films, as well as his extensive work on MGM shorts (1936–1942) and in television. What emerges is evidence of a highly coherent directorial style that runs throughout Tourneur’s works.
Categories: Performing Arts