Legends in Black: New Zealand Rugby Greats on Why We Win

Author: Tom Johnson

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 1743486138

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 7203

In the world of rugby, the All Blacks have an unsurpassed legacy of success. We are the best of the best. Legends in Black comprises frank, no-holds-barred interviews with New Zealand rugby greats, each sharing their thoughts on every aspect of what it means to be an All Black: first selection, the haka, international and provincial rugby, professionalism, team culture, camaraderie, technical advances, coaching and leadership. A one-of-a-kind account of New Zealand rugby, Legends in Black draws on unprecedented access to some of the biggest names in the game - revealing the secrets to why we win. 'The winning ethos was so fundamental to the culture and had been ingrained for years, and it just keeps going. The wonderful thing about the All Blacks is the tradition of its history, the belief by players in what happened before. Winning was something that was an absolute focus.' -John Hart 'Leadership is within the team. I had a role as a fixer, if there was trouble going on - not a dirty role, but as the one able to talk to the opposition and tell them, 'I wouldn't do that again, if I were you.''' -Colin Meads 'Winning becomes a habit, because success is fantastic, but when you take those platitudes you've also got to learn how to lose, lose well and graciously, and learn from your losses.' -Wayne 'Buck' Shelford 'It was about working out who you played the game for . . . it's not the name of the team or the colour of the jersey, but the people around you.' -Andy Haden Also available as an eBook

Naked Screenwriting

Author: Lew Hunter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1538137968


Page: 530

View: 2865

Through interviews with world-renowned UCLA screenwriting professor Lew Hunter, Oscar-winning screenwriters and multiple award-winners reveal their Hollywood secrets in crafting brilliant stories and methodology. Interviewees include Francis Ford Coppola, William Golden, Alexander Payne, Ernest Lehman, Horton Foote and Billy Wilde.

Forbidden Sex, Forbidden Texts

Author: Hoshang Merchant

Publisher: Routledge India


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 270

View: 9942

Includes depiction of homosexuality in theater and motion pictures also.

Letters Home

Author: Sylvia Plath

Publisher: New York : Harper & Row


Category: Authors, American

Page: 502

View: 5330

Forms a kind of autobiography of at least one aspect of Sylvia Plath's very complex life; it also documents the flowering of a bright young woman with promising talents into a full-blown genius, one of the greatest writers of this century.


Author: Doyali Islam

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0771005598

Category: Poetry

Page: 120

View: 7876

From award-winning Toronto-based poet Doyali Islam comes a second collection of poems that investigates rupture and resilience. GRIFFIN POETRY PRIZE FINALIST PAT LOWTHER MEMORIAL AWARD FINALIST TRILLIUM BOOK AWARD FOR POETRY FINALIST How does one inhabit a world in which "the moon / & the drone hang in the same sky"? How can one be at home in one's own body in the presence of suspected autoimmune illness, chronic/recurrent pain, and a society that bears down with a particular construct of normal female sexual experience? What might a daughter salvage within a fraught relationship with a cancer-stricken father? Uncannily at ease with both high lyricism and formal innovation and invention, these poems are unafraid to lift up and investigate burdens and ruptures of all kinds--psychic, social, cultural, physical, and political. Providing continuity over the poet's visually-arresting forms--including Islam's self-termed split sonnets, double sonnets, and parallel poems--is allied remembrance of the resilience of the Palestinian people. Yet, the work doesn't always stray far from home, with a quintet of astro-poems that weave together myth and memory. Here is a poet small in stature, unwilling to abandon to silence small histories, small life forms, and the small courages and beauties of the ordinary hour. In these rigorous, intimate, and luminous poems, the spirit of the everyday and the spirit of witness bind fiercely to one another. heft is a ledger of tenderness, survival, and risk.


Author: Annie Ernaux

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 9781888363319

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

View: 7284

Taking the form of random journal entries over seven years, Exteriors captures the feeling of contemporary living on the outskirts of Paris. Poignantly lyrical, chaotic, and strangely alive.

Sympathy and the State in the Romantic Era

Author: Robert Mitchell

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

View: 4489

Taking its lead from the links that Shelley established between finance, sympathy, and social systems, this volume argues that it was no coincidence that 18th century and Romantic era theories of sympathy and identification emerged during periods of financial crisis.

Karmic Traces, 1993-1999

Author: Eliot Weinberger

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811214568

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 200

View: 7686

Collects twenty-four of Eliot Weinberger's writings describing his personal travels to the Atacama Desert, Iceland, and Hong Kong.