Somewhere To Lay My Head

Author: Robert Douglas

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 144471936X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 3553

We left Robert a long way from home, a sixteen-year-old recruit in the RAF. Now, we follow his escape from the Forces (until National Service a few years later!), his return to Glasgow and life down the pit. Once more, Robert's fantastic memory for people, places and anecdotes, combined with an ear for individual voices and the brilliant ability to evoke a bygone sense of community, will enchant his readers and sometimes appal them with the brutality of conditions he experienced.

Jesus! May I lick the bowl?

Author: Willie Jewel Tabb

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1496907108

Category: Poetry

Page: 434

View: 2651

If you have a ravenous appetite for the Word of God, this is the book for you. Contents include a year's worth of daily devotions neatly divided into various different sections pertaining to a variety of topics and is evenly proportioned to fit all ages. Enjoy an indescribably continual feast and assortment of goodies in the Word. It is there where your taste buds will find the deepest satisfaction.

The Music of George Harrison

Author: Simon Leng

Publisher: SAF Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9780946719501

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 255

View: 2736

"George Harrison’s ‘Something’ is the perfect love song."—Frank Sinatra Viewed by many as hidden in the shadow cast by Lennon and McCartney, Harrison’s songwriting nonetheless stands on its own merits as an impressive body of work. Originally planned as a celebration of Harrison’s music, this is now sadly a commemoration too. Beatles fans the world over will mourn the passing of the "quiet Beatle," and this book is a fitting tribute to a revered musician.

The Year of the Queer

Author: Jeff Hood

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 153261263X

Category: Religion

Page: 396

View: 6959

A theologian, historian and bioethicist by academic training, Rev. Jeff Hood is a graduate of Auburn University, the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Emory University's Candler School of Theology, the University of Alabama, Creighton University, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry in Practical Theology at Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University. His ordination rests within the Southern Baptist Convention. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Jeff currently lives in Denton, Texas, where he serves as a pastor to persons in communities throughout the region. As a theological activist and organizer, Jeff serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, on the Statewide Steering Committee and as North Texas area director of Pastors for Texas Children and on the National Council of the Fellowship of Reconciliation USA. In 2013, Jeff's work as a spiritual organizer and activist was recognized by PFLAG Fort Worth's Equality Award. Jeff is married to Emily and together they have three young sons, twin toddlers, Jeff III and Phillip, and newborn, Quinley. Jeff also maintains a close friendship with Texas Death Row prisoner Will Speer. Jeff is the author of two other books, The Queer: An interaction with The Gospel of John and The Queering of an American Evangelical. A committed pastor, theologian and acvitist, Rev. Hood is a radical prophetic voice to a closed society. --Back cover.

A City Called Heaven

Author: Robert M. Marovich

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252097084

Category: Music

Page: 464

View: 8928

In A City Called Heaven, gospel announcer and music historian Robert Marovich shines a light on the humble origins of a majestic genre and its indispensable bond to the city where it found its voice: Chicago. Marovich follows gospel music from early hymns and camp meetings through the Great Migration that brought it to Chicago. In time, the music grew into the sanctified soundtrack of the city's mainline black Protestant churches. In addition to drawing on print media and ephemera, Marovich mines hours of interviews with nearly fifty artists, ministers, and historians--as well as discussions with relatives and friends of past gospel pioneers--to recover many forgotten singers, musicians, songwriters, and industry leaders. He also examines how a lack of economic opportunity bred an entrepreneurial spirit that fueled gospel music's rise to popularity and opened a gate to social mobility for a number of its practitioners. As Marovich shows, gospel music expressed a yearning for freedom from earthly pains, racial prejudice, and life's hardships. In the end, it proved to be a sound too mighty and too joyous for even church walls to hold.

Poets at Play

Author: Sarah Bay-Cheng,Barbara Cole

Publisher: Susquehanna University Press

ISBN: 1575911280

Category: Drama

Page: 353

View: 9901

Beginning with Stevens's Three Travelers Watch a Sunrise (1916) as a dynamic introduction to the modernist transformation of poetry into performance, the collection also includes Millay's biting anti-war satire, Aria da Capo (1920) and H.D.'s Hippolytus Temporizes (1927), loosely adapted from the Euripides play. Both plays demonstrate the Greek poets' enduring legacy in modern poetic drama --

Black Theatre USA Revised and Expanded Edition, Vol. 1

Author: Ted Shine

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 068482308X

Category: Drama

Page: 916

View: 1663

A collection of 51 plays that features previously unpublished works, contemporary plays by women, and the modern classics.

African American Scenebook

Author: Ethel Pitts-Walker,Kathryn Ervin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135693986

Category: Education

Page: 150

View: 2007

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Black Female Playwrights

Author: Kathy A. Perkins

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253113660

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

View: 2335

"Fine reading and a superb resource." -- Ms. "Highly recommended." -- Library Journal "Perkins has chosen the plays well, and her issue-oriented introduction places the women and their works in a literary and historical context." -- Choice "As well as being centered on the black experience, the plays in Black Female Playwrights are centered on the female experience." -- Voice Literary Supplement "Perkins' anthology is valuable for a number of reasons... Perkins' book (which includes a bibliography of plays and pageants by black women before 1950 as well as a selected bibliography of critical works) is a major help in providing access to [the world of black drama]." -- Theatre Journal The need to acknowledge these works was the impetus behind this volume. Perkins has selected nineteen plays from seven writers who were among the major dramatizers of the black experience during this early period. As forerunners to the activist black theater of the 1950s and 1960s, these plays represent a critical stage in the development of black drama in the United States.