James Clarence Mangan

Author: Ellen Shannon-Mangan

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 493

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In the first comprehensive biography of the poet since D. J. O'Donoghue's appeared in 1897, Ellen Shannon-Mangan has written a study as readable as it is scholarly. The product of almost twenty years of research, James Clarence Mangan: A Biography gives readers a definitive portrait of a man who has been both mythologized and neglected for almost 150 years. Although Mangan was the most important Irish poet writing in English before William Butler Yeats, his life-long refusal to publish in England virtually guaranteed his obscurity. Availing himself only of the periodicals printed in Ireland, he still published hundreds of poems and prose pieces. The poet of 'Dark Rosaleen' never left Ireland, and rarely left Dublin, yet in thought and imagination he journeyed from Siberia to Arabia and from Ireland's ancient past to the terrible present of the Famine. His literary career began in 1818 when he was fifteen, and the last poem to appear before his death - in 1849 - was 'The Famine'. He wrote for such nationalist papers as the Comet and the United Irishman as well as for the prestigious Dublin University Magazine and the influential Nation. Nevertheless, only one collection of his poetry was published during his lifetime. His complete poems will appear for the first time as part of the series of which Shannon-Mangan's biography is the first volume. This compelling narrative sweeps away some long-retailed myths about Mangan - that he suffered a life of unrelieved poverty, that he had only one love affair which left him soured on women forever, that he was friendless and always alone, and that he was swathed in perpetual gloom. At the same time, the author examines the poet's early childhood as the source of his eccentric behaviour, his dependence on alcohol and perhaps opium, and the role that the supernatural and his belief in it played in his life. Shannon-Mangan depicts a startlingly modern man who in spite of errors and weaknesses created a body of work unrivalled in its time.

Shannon Lucid

Author: Carmen Bredeson

Publisher: LernerClassroom

ISBN: 9780761313755

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Chronicles the life of the astronaut from her childhood in Oklahoma through her various space shuttle missions to her six months aboard the Mir space station.

Lines of Activity

Author: Shannon Jackson

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472087914

Category: History

Page: 371

View: 1880

Applies the interdisciplinary insights of performance studies to the life of Chicago's Hull-House settlement

Castle Shannon

Author: Sam Sciullo, Jr.,Castle Shannon Revitalization Corporation

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738592862

Category: History

Page: 127

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Every day, trolley cars--or streetcars to native Pittsburghers--transport citizens back and forth between the city's suburban South Hills and downtown. Almost everyone who has taken one of these bumpy rides either passed through or stopped in Castle Shannon. There are a number of familiar landmarks along Route 88, such as the underpass of Killarney Drive, an auto dealership, Linden Grove dance hall, and the business section of Willow Avenue. The area originally called Castle Shanahan by David Strawbridge, a prominent farmer and one of the town's earliest settlers, was dominated by farmland and heavy timber. In the late 1800s, the coal mines began attracting waves of immigrants to the town, and Castle Shannon soon thrived as a center for coal mining. Rail transportation also helped define Castle Shannon's historic boundaries through the mid-20th century. Longtime residents of Castle Shannon take pride in their community, as can be seen in the images enclosed in this book.

Everybody Loves Ice Cream

Author: Shannon Jackson Arnold

Publisher: Emmis Books

ISBN: 9781578601653

Category: Cooking

Page: 176

View: 9302

The essential guide for ice cream lovers everywhere.


Author: Frank Delaney

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1588367967

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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In the summer of 1922, Robert Shannon, a Marine chaplain and a young American hero of the Great War, lands in Ireland. He still suffers from shell shock, and his mentor hopes that a journey Robert had always wanted to make—to find his family roots along the banks of the River Shannon—will restore his equilibrium and his vocation. But there is more to the story: On his return from the war, Robert had witnessed startling corruption in the Archdiocese of Boston. He has been sent to Ireland to secure his silence—permanently. As Robert faces the dangers of a strife-torn Ireland roiling in civil war, the nation’s myths and people, its beliefs and traditions, unfurl healingly before him. And the River Shannon gives comfort to the young man who is inspired by the words of his mentor: “Find your soul and you’ll live.”

Shannon's Gift

Author: Nate Bennett

Publisher: BookLogix

ISBN: 1610054806

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 495

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In this raw, emotional memoir, Nate Bennett uses a blog to work through his grief over the sudden loss of his wife Shannon. He is surprised and comforted to discover a vast virtual community of support. His blog posts--alternately poignant and of dry wit--eventually attracted tens of thousands of hits and a following from readers who hadn't even known the couple or their sons. This unique book gives the reader a window into the starkness of a widower's grieving experience in real time. What comes through in virtually every post is his love for Shannon as he weaves in vignettes from their life together, chronicling their love story and his efforts to recover. And in the end, with the support of his virtual community and the strength he was able to draw from remembering Shannon's wishes for him, he finds love again.

Rick Shannon and the Secret of the Blue Dragon

Author: Allan Stewart

Publisher: Tyndale House Pub

ISBN: 9780842358576

Category: Christian life

Page: 160

View: 1924

A young Christian news photographer is involved in a case of a missing reporter, a missing set of computer chips, and a man with amnesia.