The Spiral Staircase

Author: Mel Dinelli

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822210658

Category: Drama

Page: 42

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THE STORY: As thunder and rain echo offstage the town Constable arrives at the isolated Warren household to report another in the series of apparently unprovoked murders that have shocked and terrified the village. Without exception the victims hav

The Spiral Staircase

Author: Karen Armstrong

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307368343

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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The moving story of her own search for God by the highly-acclaimed author of the bestselling A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam; The Battle for God: A History of Fundamentalism; and Islam: A Short History. In 1969, after seven years as a Roman Catholic nun -- hoping, but ultimately failing, to find God -- Armstrong left her convent. She knew almost nothing of the changed world she was entering, and she was tormented by panic attacks and inexplicable seizures. Her struggle against despair was fueled by a string of discouragements -- failed spirituality, doctorate and jobs, fruitless dealings with psychiatrists -- but finally, in 1976, she was diagnosed with epilepsy and given proper treatment. She then began the writing career that would become her true calling, and as she focused on the sacred texts of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, her own true inner story began to emerge. She would come to experience brief moments of transcendence through her work -- the profound fulfillment that she had not found in the long hours of prayer as a young nun. Powerfully engaging, often heart-breaking, but lit with bursts of humour, The Spiral Staircase is an extraordinary history of self.

The Spiral Staircase

Author: Ethel Lina White

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471918750

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Helen Capel takes the position of lady-help in a remote country house owned by the Warren family and, before long, learns that a murderer is on the loose. All four of his victims were young girls, and the last of these was strangled in a lonely house just five miles away. Helen feels safe inside the house, protected, but the maniac is closer than she fears.

Descending the Spiral Staircase

Author: H.F. Beaumont

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1796047708

Category: Fiction

Page: 536

View: 6332

Descending the Spiral Staircase is a vision I encountered during a dream. This is how a simple construction task turns into a murder investigation, stolen bank money, buried storage shed, hidden tunnel, reconstruction of an unused area to a very usable space. John and Marie are the homeowners, one more vision which changes the lives of many people. Open house grand event, brings concern to the family’s safety, nosey neighbor, leak to the press about the bank reward, all of this puts many agencies on full alert. The remodeling magazine wants to film the entire event; police and FBI scan guest photos, looking for unwanted guests. This is not your typical construction project, many twists and turns to the finale. You will tear up and laugh as the characters evolve. This book is inspired through visions and past experiences in the landscape business. I hope you enjoy reading.

The Spiral Staircase & Other Novellas

Author: Clive Radford

Publisher: Melange Books, LLC

ISBN: 1955784442

Category: Fiction

Page: 413

View: 1266

Differing themes and voices, some classic, some contemporary, others though mysterious, planted firmly in reality. All used to depict an assortment of psychological suspense thrillers, coming of age sagas and modern satires.

The Spiral Staircase of My Life

Author: Dominick Rizzo

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438921039

Category: Poetry

Page: 108

View: 2955

This book is a collection of poetry. Each were written individually at seperate times in my life. They have been put together from my earliest pieces to Amy newest symbolizing my thirty years. Some of the pieces are sad, some are happy, while others can be devastating. Regardless of the emotional rollercoaster, each one is part of my life. These writings are simply lyrics, written out emotions, thoughts and ideas representative of how I felt at a certain time in my life. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them.

Summary of Karen Armstrong's The Spiral Staircase

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 8187

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The college bell was not the voice of God, but simply a convenience. It was not inviting me to a meeting with God. God was no longer calling me to anything. The smallest, most mundane job had had sacred significance last year, but now all that was over. #2 I was late for dinner at the convent, and when I pushed open the heavy glass door, I was greeted by a riot of color and exuberant laughter. Instead of the monochrome convent scene I had been imagining, there was a cheerful profanity. #3 I opened my first attempt to tell the story of my return to secular life by explaining that I had no sense of boundless opportunity. I felt sad and regretful, and I was constantly wracked by a great regret. #4 The students at the table were my friends, and they had been wonderful to me. They had helped me buy my first secular clothes, and they had escorted me to dinner my first public appearance as a defrocked nun. But they were probably wary of prying too closely into the reasons for my decision.

Spiral Staircase Project Management

Author: John Robert

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 1946641693

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 186

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As projects become increasingly complex, the traditional methods are proving to be inadequate to meet challenges and embrace opportunities it offers. Businesses aim at getting their product faster to the market with superior quality to make most of the shorter lifecycle. To achieve this, we need is a fresh approach and transformation in the ways of managing projects: • From controlling chaos to unleashing potential • From rigid frameworks to flexible, agile and nimble frameworks • From deterministic estimates to progressive planning • From desperation of meeting targets to the inspiration to excel • From large project to easy-to-manage, quick-to-deliver mini projects It is evident that we can produce better results if we have a framework that enables focus, velocity and autonomy. The Spiral Staircase Project Management model offers this—an alternative way of managing projects, which aims to empower the knowledge workforce so as to enable greater levels of success in the organization. This book is an effort to create a simple, coherent, purpose-centric project management framework to get the best out of today’s projects.

Echo and Narcissus

Author: Amy Lawrence

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520070820

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 212

View: 1013

Do women in classical Hollywood cinema ever truly speak for themselves? In Echo and Narcissus, Amy Lawrence examines eight classic films to show how women's speech is repeatedly constructed as a "problem," an affront to male authority. This book expands feminist studies of the representation of women in film, enabling us to see individual films in new ways, and to ask new questions of other films. Using Sadie Thompson (1928), Blackmail (1929), Rain (1932), The Spiral Staircase, Sorry,Wrong Number, Notorious, Sunset Boulevard (1950) and To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), Lawrence illustrates how women's voices are positioned within narratives that require their submission to patriarchal roles and how their attempts to speak provoke increasingly severe repression. She also shows how women's natural ability to speak is interrupted, made difficult, or conditioned to a suffocating degree by sound technology itself. Telephones, phonographs, voice-overs, and dubbing are foregrounded, called upon to silence women and to restore the primacy of the image. Unlike the usage of "voice" by feminist and literary critics to discuss broad issues of authorship and point of view, in film studies the physical voice itself is a primary focus. Echo and Narcissus shows how assumptions about the "deficiencies" of women's voices and speech are embedded in sound's history, technology, uses, and marketing. Moreover, the construction of the woman's voice is inserted into the ideologically loaded cinematic and narrative conventions governing the representation of women in Hollywood film.