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 Crossing

Author: Bradford Morrow

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453212094

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3425


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.

Ariel's Redemption

Author: Rowena Dawn

Publisher: Scarlet Leaf

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Ariel doesn’t believe in herself or her powers anymore, and she forgot everything about getting in love. She doesn’t nurture any illusions that she will meet Prince Charming one day. She just goes through the motions, full of resentments, unfulfilled, and almost defeated. She wouldn’t have looked twice at Max on a regular day. On the few occasions they have been thrown together, she barely tolerated his presence. However, Max turns out to be the only one who can help her in her hour of need. Will Ariel see him in a new light? Will Max be the one to lift the curse haunting her from birth?

Ariel's Locket

Author: Christine Young

Publisher: Rogue Phoenix Press

ISBN: 1624204589

Category: Fiction

Page: 191

View: 6379


Seeking revenge for crimes against his family, Misha Petrovich follows a path that leads straight to Ariel Cameron. The Legend The Crimea, 1294 Light mysteriously broke from the eastern horizon. The dark silhouette of a man on horseback stood in bold relief. In one hand he held a saber, in the other a rose. He held both objects aloft, his arms stiff while his battle cry filled the air, the sound stark and terrifying. The lone man remained on top of the hill but a moment and then, as if the delicate flower burned his hands, he threw the rose to the dry desert sands. When he turned his horse and rode away, the rose was trampled beneath the hooves of his stallion. A breeze lifted the petals of the flower from the stem one at a time, leaving only the thorns behind. Clouds rolled in, thunder demanding its place next to the sheets of lightning that suddenly controlled the dawn.

Ariel's Gift

Author: Erica Wagner

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 057132942X

Category: Poetry

Page: 240

View: 1937


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 Tear: A Tale of Rehavan

Author: Justin Rose

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1329910117

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 348


“Beauty is always worth protecting.” Set in the fictional world of Rehavan, Ariel’s Tear tells the story of Reheuel, Captain of the Guards in the small human city of Gath Odrenoch. An aging soldier haunted by memories of his bloody youth, Reheuel lives a sedate but contented life with his family. Disillusioned with warfare and the glories of his nation’s conquests, he raises his children to value beauty and the wonders that enrich their lives. His peaceful world shatters, however, when a tribe of goblins threatens both Gath Odrenoch and the nearby Fairy City. Intent on saving his family and on protecting the innocence of the childlike fairies, Reheuel sets off on a journey to save both cities. Lifting his sword once more, he rediscovers the true cost of earthly beauty.

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: 9897


"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

Category:

Page: 31

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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.