Ariel's Crossing

Author: Bradford Morrow

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453212094

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Ariel Rankin seeks to locate and save her unknown father—a man deeply scarred by his secret and brutal role in the history of his country In the sequel to Bradford Morrow’s heralded Trinity Fields,young New Yorker Ariel Rankin learns that her birth father is not the man who raised her but rather a soldier named Kip Calder who disappeared into the jungles of Laos during the Vietnam War. Hoping to preserve her otherwise happy life, she pushes the revelation out of her mind. But when Ariel finds herself confronting motherhood, she decides to pursue the parent she never knew—a dying man burdened by some of his country’s most terrible secrets, who has returned home to New Mexico in search of redemption. Her quest will take her from the holy village of Chimayo to the highly restricted, pitiless deserts of the White Sands Proving Grounds as she goes straight to the heart of the American experience. Evoking the rugged beauty of the New Mexican landscape, Ariel’s Crossing weaves social with magic realism while creating a moving portrait of that elusive thing we call home.

The Book of 2 Ariel

Author: Aaron Quincy

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 0990353516

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4318

The highly-anticipated sequel to the 2013 eLit Book Awards Winner for Best Religious Fiction Ariel's training to be the best angel she can be continues... Ariel must choose how far she is willing to go to ensure a blissful eternity with Natalie, her eight-year-old charge, her friends, and Michael her fated love. Can Ariel maintain her unwavering determination or will she succumb to her doubts and fears? The Book of 2 Ariel is another thrilling, page-turner that continues to reveal as much about the afterlife as it does about the very things that make us human.

Ariel's Ecology

Author: Monique Allewaert

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816689016

Category: History

Page: 248

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What happens if we abandon the assumption that a person is a discrete, world-making agent who acts on and creates place? This, Monique Allewaert contends, is precisely what occurred on eighteenth-century American plantations, where labor practices and ecological particularities threatened the literal and conceptual boundaries that separated persons from the natural world. Integrating political philosophy and ecocriticism with literary analysis, Ariel’s Ecology explores the forms of personhood that developed out of New World plantations, from Georgia and Florida through Jamaica to Haiti and extending into colonial metropoles such as Philadelphia. Allewaert’s examination of the writings of naturalists, novelists, and poets; the oral stories of Africans in the diaspora; and Afro-American fetish artifacts shows that persons in American plantation spaces were pulled into a web of environmental stresses, ranging from humidity to the demand for sugar. This in turn gave rise to modes of personhood explicitly attuned to human beings’ interrelation with nonhuman forces in a process we might call ecological. Certainly the possibility that colonial life revokes human agency haunts works from Shakespeare’s Tempest and Montesquieu’s Spirit of the Laws to Spivak’s theories of subalternity. In Allewaert’s interpretation, the transformation of colonial subjectivity into ecological personhood is not a nightmare; it is, rather, a mode of existence until now only glimmering in Che Guevara’s dictum that postcolonial resistance is synonymous with “perfect knowledge of the ground.”

Ariel's Gift

Author: Erica Wagner

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 057132942X

Category: Poetry

Page: 240

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Erica Wagner provides a comprehensive guide to the poems that must constitute one of the most extraordinary and powerful volumes published in the last century. When Ted Hughes's Birthday Letters was published in 1998, it was greeted with astonishment and acclaim. Few suspected that Ted Hughes had been at work, for a quarter of a century, on a cycle of poems addressed almost entirely to his first wife, the American poet Sylvia Plath. In Ariel's Gift, Erica Wagner offers a commentary on the poems, pointing the reader towards the events that shaped them, and, crucially, showing how they draw upon Plath's own work.

Ariel's Gift: Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, and the Story of Birthday Letters

Author: Erica Wagner

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393292673

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 9789

"This erudite critical study...breathes new life into Plath scholarship."—Publishers Weekly, starred review When Ted Hughes's Birthday Letters was published in 1998, it was greeted with astonishment and acclaim, immediately landing on the bestseller list. Few suspected that Hughes had been at work for a quarter of a century on this cycle of poems addressed to his first wife, Sylvia Plath. In Ariel's Gift, Erica Wagner explores the destructive relationship between these two poets through their lives and their writings. She provides a commentary to the poems in Birthday Letters, showing the events that shaped them and, crucially, showing how they draw upon Plath's own work. "Both narratively engaging and scholastically comprehensive."—Thomas Lynch, Los Angeles Times "Wagner has set the poems of Hughes's Birthday Letters in the context of his marriage to Plath with great delicacy."—Times Literary Supplement

Ariel's Adventures: the Series

Author: Jocelyn Jackson

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449703836


Page: 32

View: 7332

Jocelyn Jackson, The very proud mother of Ariel, and is an avid animal lover who has enjoys sharing her beloved "dog-ter," with many people of all ages, from children through great grandparents. She hopes to continue this trend in book form and allow readers to enter Ariel's world through, Ariel's Adventures. Join Ariel on her first journey, "Ariel's New Home," one of many books in the series. Just like the many many people who have met Ariel, you too will fall in love with this adorable Maltese. Ariel's Adventures: The Series, "Ariel's New Home," is one of many adventures you will take with this loveable and adorable Maltese. A must have book to add to your children's collection of books.