Author: Jerome McDonough
Publisher: I. E. Clark Publications
Author: Jerome McDonough
Publisher: I. E. Clark Publications
Author: Len Jenkin
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
View: 9473In the first play in this book, Highway, a man suddenly decides to drive to his girlfriend's house, which is 200 miles away. He becomes obsessed with the thought that each car that passes may be his girlfriend coming to visit him - and as he begins to lose touch with time and place he becomes convinced that he has moved back to another century, another civilization. In the short Intermezzo, a Master of Ceremonies announces, in hilarious detail, all the exotic acts that will not be on the bill that evening. In the final play, Hotel, a down-on-his-luck encyclopedia salesman sits in a flea-bag hotel room, eating Chinese food which is delivered by a disembodied arm, while listening to the squabbling of his neighbors and contemplating the aridity of his limbo-like existence
Author: Gracie Rebecca Grey
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
View: 2951Alice Jean Stone is an ordinary teenager. She is rude and mean girl who likes to act out. She was not always like this. She became like this because she discovered that her family and friends kept the biggest secret from her, which mainly concerns her. One day Alice has a tragic accident. When she opens her eyes straight after the accident, she finds herself somewhere else. A dark and cold place also known as Limbo. Will Alice find a way to escape Limbo before it is too late? If she dies, what will be the consequences?
Author: Michael Leach,Fethi Mansouri
Publisher: UNSW Press
View: 4495In this book, 35 refugees, all temporary protection visa (TPV) holders and mostly from Iraq and Afghanistan, talk directly about their quest for asylum in Australia. They provide poignant details of persecution in their home country, their journey to Australia, prolonged periods of mandatory detention, and life under Australia's controversial temporary protection regime.
Author: Felice Holman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
View: 6130Thirteen-year-old Aremis Slake, hounded by his fears and misfortunes, flees them into New York City's subway tunnels, never again--he believes--to emerge.
Author: Bernard Wolfe
Publisher: Hachette UK
View: 4469In the aftermath of an atomic war, a new international movement of pacifism has arisen. Multitudes of young men have chosen to curb their aggressive instincts through voluntary amputation - disarmament in its most literal sense. Those who have undergone this procedure are highly esteemed in the new society. But they have a problem - their prosthetics require a rare metal to function, and international tensions are rising over which countries get the right to mine it . . .
Author: Nora Quien
View: 9912In Limbo, Book I of The High Comedy, Nora Quien takes the reader on a trip through the afterlife where a man walks the tightrope between good and evil, a dance we all do, often for the entertainment of everyone else. Dan Twersky is a former TSA agent killed in an airport drug bust, who finds his fate in Hell, the first stop on his journey into the great beyond. At first, he must negotiate the stinky, over-populated Nine Circles of Hell, a fearsome place with a diverse cast of shady residents and loathsome characters from history. His biggest challenge is to keep the Devil happy, an almost impossible task. Forced to work on Your Majesty’s relentless war on goodness, Twersky must succeed at his evil assignments on Earth to avoid ending up in Hell Central, the location of the dreaded Fire Pit. His travels take him to the world’s hotspots and on an inner journey where he faces the demons of fear and loneliness. Twersky takes us on an exploration of Twenty-first Century Hell and the tenuous borders between reality and fantasy, and comedy and horror. Sometimes who can tell the difference?
Author: Aldous Leonard Huxley
View: 5515DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Limbo" by Aldous Leonard Huxley. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.
Author: Robert-Brian Smith
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
View: 8087A Beautiful foreign city and a handsome soldier should have been the highlight of Terra Kiseragie’s life.
Author: Keith Cartwright
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Category: Literary Criticism
View: 1813“We're seeing people that we didn't know exist,” the director of FEMA acknowledged in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Sacral Grooves, Limbo Gateways offers a corrective to some of America's institutionalized invisibilities by delving into the submerged networks of ritual performance, writing, intercultural history, and migration that have linked the coastal U.S. South with the Caribbean and the wider Atlantic world. This interdisciplinary study slips beneath the bar of rigid national and literary periods, embarking upon deeper—more rhythmic and embodied—signatures of time. It swings low through ecologies and symbolic orders of creolized space. And it reappraises pluralistic modes of knowledge, kinship, and authority that have sustained vital forms of agency (such as jazz) amid abysses of racialized trauma. Drawing from Haitian Vodou and New Orleanian Voudou and from Cuban and South Floridian Santería, as well as from Afro-Baptist (Caribbean, Geechee, and Bahamian) models of encounters with otherness, this book reemplaces deep-southern texts within the counterclockwise ring-stepping of a long Afro-Atlantic modernity. Turning to an orphan girl's West African initiation tale to follow a remarkably traveled body of feminine rites and writing (in works by Paule Marshall, Zora Neale Hurston, Lydia Cabrera, William Faulkner, James Weldon Johnson, and LeAnne Howe, among others), Cartwright argues that only in holistic form, emergent from gulfs of cross-cultural witness, can literary and humanistic authority find legitimacy. Without such grounding, he contends, our educational institutions blind and even poison students, bringing them to “swallow lye,” like the grandson of Phoenix Jackson in Eudora Welty's “A Worn Path.” Here, literary study may open pathways to alternative medicines—fetched by tenacious avatars like Phoenix (or an orphan Kumba or a shell-shaking Turtle)—to remedy the lies our partial histories have made us swallow.