A World of My Own

Author: Graham Greene

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504054318

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 116

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The British author shares the “strange . . . inner layers of his playful, guilty imagination” in this glimpse into a brilliant novelist’s subconscious (The New York Times). Culled from nearly eight hundred pages of the author’s “dream diaries” kept between 1965 and 1989, this singular journal reveals “the feverish inner life of an intensely private man, providing an uncanny mirror-image of [his] novelistic obsessions, insecurities, and moral preoccupations” (Publishers Weekly). In what Greene calls My Own World—as opposed to the Common World of shared reality—he accompanies Henry James on a disagreeable riverboat trip to Bogota, is caught in a guerilla crossfire with Evelyn Waugh and W. H. Auden, strolls in the Vatican garden with Pope John Paul II who’s doling out Perugina chocolates like hosts, offers refuge to a suicidal Charlie Chaplin, and stages a disastrous play in blank verse for Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. He also shares his headspace with Goebbels, Castro, Cocteau, Queen Elizabeth, D. H. Lawrence, and talking kittens. And the landscape is just as wide: from Nazi Germany to Haiti to West Africa to Bethlehem 1 AD and to Sweden where he seeks treatment for leprosy. Greene is a criminal, spy, lover, assassin, witness, and writer. Encompassing life, death, war, feuds, and career, and alternately absurdist, frightening, funny, and revealing, these fertile imaginings—many of which found their way into Greene’s fiction—comprise nothing less than “an alternate autobiography . . . a uniquely candid self-portrait” of one of the giants of English literature (Kirkus Reviews).

A World of My Own

Author: Robin Knox-Johnston

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472901185

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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On Friday 14 June 1968 Suhaili, a tiny ketch, slipped almost unnoticed out of Falmouth harbour steered by the solitary figure at her helm, Robin Knox-Johnston. Ten and a half months later Suhaili, paintwork peeling and rust streaked, her once white sails weathered and brown, her self-steering gone, her tiller arm jury rigged to the rudder head, came romping joyously back to Falmouth to a fantastic reception for Robin, who had become the first man to sail round the world non-stop single-handed. By every standard it was an incredible adventure, perhaps the last great uncomputerised journey left to man. Every hazard, every temptation to abandon the astounding voyage came Robin's way, from polluted water tanks, smashed cabin top and collapsed boom to lost self-steering gear and sheered off tiller, and all before the tiny ketch had fought her way to Cape Horn, the point of no return, the fearsome test of any seaman's nerve and determination. A World of My Own is Robin's gripping, uninhibited, moving account of one of the greatest sea adventures of our time. An instant bestseller, it is now reissued for a new generation of readers to be enthralled and inspired.

Jewish Meaning in a World of Choice

Author: David Ellenson

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 082761182X

Category: Religion

Page: 376

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Internationally recognized scholar David Ellenson shares twenty-three of his most representative essays, drawing on three decades of scholarship and demonstrating the consistency of the intellectual-religious interests that have animated him throughout his lifetime. These essays center on a description and examination of the complex push and pull between Jewish tradition and Western culture. Ellenson addresses gender equality, women’s rights, conversion, issues relating to who is a Jew, the future of the rabbinate, Jewish day schools, and other emerging trends in American Jewish life. As an outspoken advocate for a strong Israel that is faithful to the democratic and Jewish values that informed its founders, he also writes about religious tolerance and pluralism in the Jewish state. The former president of Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion, the primary seminary of the Reform movement, Ellenson is widely respected for his vision of advancing Jewish unity and of preparing leadership for a contemporary Judaism that balances tradition with the demands of a changing world. Scholars and students of Jewish religious thought, ethics, and modern Jewish history will welcome this erudite collection by one of today’s great Jewish leaders.

A World of Words

Author: Michael J. S. Williams

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822381494

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 201

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DIVA World of Words offers a new look at the degree to which language itself is a topic of Poe's texts. Stressing the ways his fiction reflects on the nature of its own signifying practices, Williams sheds new light on such issues as Poe's characterization of the relationship between author and reader as a struggle for authority, on his awareness of the displacement of an "authorial writing self" by a "self as it is written," and on his debunking of the redemptive properties of the romantic symbol./div

A World of Grace

Author: Leo O'Donovan, SJ

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781589012288

Category: Religion

Page: 220

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Organized as a companion volume to Karl Rahner's master work, Foundations of Christian Faith, this book, now again available, also provides the most useful introduction to his theology as a whole. Each chapter presents a broad commentary on the corresponding chapter of Foundations, beginning with Rahner's method and anthropology and concluding with his theology of the church and eschatology. It includes a separate chapter on Rahner's moral thought. Valuable for classroom or individual use, this volume provides questions for discussion, suggestions for further reading, and an extensive glossary of specialized terminology.

Spiritual War into a World of Spiritual Darkness

Author: Merry Tillman

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462831814

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 180

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This may be the one of most fascinating book youve ever read. There are many things man and woman does not understand. When we read the Bible, it foretells the events that have unfolded since the beginning of time. The Bible speaks truthfully; and it informs us on the past, present, and future. Since the fall of man, evil has had its dark forces lurking here and there, and many people are deceived by it. At this very moment, the works of darkness are taking place; therefore, be on guard to protect yourself. People practice witchcraft for self-motivation, power, and control; however, most may not realize the devastation it causes the person they are trying to harm. Questions go unanswered for countless ones who seek help for this type of darkness. I am Merry Harris Tillman, and I would like to inform the world of the dark forces at work. What is the real truth behind witchcraft? Is it good or is it bad? I will shed light on what witchcraft is and the harm it causes. There are many dangerous situations where life is at risk. It comes in many forms, such as calamities, accidents, and crimes. It exists in locations possessed by evil spirits known as territorial spirits.

A World of Excesses

Author: Dr Faltin Karlsen

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472400976

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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This book explores gaming culture, focusing on competent players and excessive use. Addressing the contested question of whether addiction is possible in relation to computer games - specifically online gaming - A World of Excesses demonstrates that excessive playing does not necessarily have detrimental effects, and that there are important contextual elements that influence what consequences playing has for the players. Based on new empirical studies, including in-depth interviews and virtual ethnography, and drawing on material from international game related sites, this book examines the reasons for which gaming can occupy such a central place in people's lives, to the point of excess. As such, it will be of interest to sociologists and psychologists working in the fields of cultural and media studies, the sociology of leisure, information technology and addiction.

The Philosophy of Parochialism

Author: Radomir Konstantinovic

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472132725

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 367

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Available for the first time in English--an essay with important insights on the sources of totalitarianism, intolerance, and racism

Metaphysics

Author: Josiah Royce

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 1438418140

Category: Philosophy

Page: 372

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An edited transcript of the great Harvard philosopher Josiah Royce's last year-long course in metaphysics, given at Harvard in 1915-1916.