Time Song

Author: Julia Blackburn

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473546702

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 7880


SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE AND THE HESSELL-TILTMAN PRIZE A journey told through stories and songs into Doggerland, the ancient region that once joined the east coast of England to Holland Time Song tells of the creation, the existence and the loss of a country now called Doggerland, a huge and fertile area that once connected the entire east coast of England with mainland Europe, until it was finally submerged by rising sea levels around 5000 BC. Julia Blackburn mixes fragments from her own life with a series of eighteen 'songs' and all sorts of stories about the places and the people she meets in her quest to get closer to an understanding of this vanished land. She sees the footprints of early humans fossilised in the soft mud of an estuary alongside the scattered pockmarks made by rain falling eight thousand years ago. She visits a cave where the remnants of a Neanderthal meal have turned to stone. In Denmark she sits beside Tollund Man who, despite having lain in a peat bog since the start of the Bronze Age, seems to be about to wake from a dream... 'This book is a wonder' Adam Nicolson, Spectator 'A clairvoyant and poetic conversation with the past' Antony Gormley

The Challenge of Linear Time

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004260145

Category: History

Page: 311

View: 9370


The papers collected in this volume, although dealing with several different themes, congeal around a debate about the ways and extent of the dominance of linear time and progressive history and the concomitant delineation of the nation in Chinese and Japanese historiography.

The Invention of Time and Space

Author: Patrice F. Dassonville

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319460404

Category: Science

Page: 176

View: 7228


This investigation of time and space is motivated by gaps in our current understanding: by the lack of definitions, by our failure to appreciate the nature of these entities, by our inability to pin down their properties. The author's approach is based on two key ideas: The first idea is to seek the geo-historical origins of time and space concepts. A thorough investigation of a diversified archaeological corpus, allows him to draft coherent definitions; it furthermore gives clues as to whether time and space were discovered or invented. The second idea is to define the units before trying to define space and time. The results presented here are unexpected: Time and space were not discovered in nature, but they were invented; time is not a phenomenon and space has no materiality; they are only concepts. This runs contrary to the opinion of most scientific and the philosophical authorities, although one would seek in vain for a theoretical validation of the conventional position. This book will provide much food for thought for philosophers and scientists, as well as interested general readers.

Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings

Author: Steve Sullivan

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810882965

Category: Music

Page: 1030

View: 9637


The Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings, Volumes 1 and 2 covers the full range of popular music recordings with virtually unprecedented breadth and depth. In this 2-volume encyclopedia, Sullivan explores approximately 1,000 song recordings from 1889 to the present, telling the stories behind the songs, recordings, performers, and songwriters. From the Victorian parlor ballad and ragtime hit at the end of the 19th century to today’s rock classics, the Encyclopedia progresses through a parade popular music styles, from jazz to blues to country Western, as well as the important but too often neglected genres of ethnic and world music, gospel, and traditional folk. This book is the ideal research tool for lovers of popular music in all its glorious variety.

Conspicuous in His Absence

Author: Chloe T. Sun

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830854894

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 8136


In the biblical canon, two books lack any explicit reference to the name of God: Song of Songs and Esther. What is the nature of God as revealed in texts that don't use his name? Exploring the often overlooked theological connections between these two Old Testament books, Chloe T. Sun takes on the challenges of God's absence and explores how we think of God when he is perceived to be silent.

American Popular Song

Author: Alec Wilder

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019093994X

Category: Music

Page: 577

View: 7307


"Composer Alec Wilder's American Popular: The Great Innovators, 1900-1950 is widely recognized as the definitive book on American popular song. In this volume, which achieved immediate praise and recognition upon its publication, Wilder discusses some 800 songs from the American Songbook, offering a composer's insight, acceccible music analysis, as well has his strong personal biases. Nearly fifty years later, this classic study has received a much-needed revision. While leaving Wilder's colorful prose and brazen opinions intact, language, style, and musical nomenclature have been updated to reflect current usage. The musical examples mostly remain, but piano score has been replaced with lead-sheet notation: melody, chords, and lyrics. Rhythmic notation has also been adjusted to follow present-day norms. Additionally, a final chapter has been added, which includes more than fifty songs that were not in the original, seeking to achieve greater representation for women and African American composers, as well as including several of Wilder's own songs"--

Songs on the Wind

Author: C. Scott Fulton

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1728333857

Category: Poetry

Page: 448

View: 2064


This book is a collection of most of my songs, recast as poems. They were written over a fifty-year period, and, over that time, my experiences have grown and my sensibilities have shifted in various ways. But it seems to me that we are all on a very similar journey. And my hope is that there is something in here for you—that the songs on the wind that have come to me, moved me, carried me, will help sing you homeward as well.

The American Song Book

Author: Philip Furia,Laurie Patterson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199391882

Category: Music

Page: 279

View: 2002


The American Song Book, Volume I: The Tin Pan Alley Era is the first in a projected five-volume series of books that will reprint original sheet music, including covers, of songs that constitute the enduring standards of Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, the Gershwins, and other lyricists and composers of what has been called the "Golden Age" of American popular music. These songs have done what popular songs are not supposed to do--stayed popular ... As such, these songs constitute the closest thing America has to a repertory of enduring classical music. In addition to reprinting the sheet music for these classic songs, authors Philip Furia and Laurie Patterson place these songs in historical context with essays about the sheet-music publishing industry known as Tin Pan Alley, the emergence of American musical comedy on Broadway, and the 'talkie' revolution that made possible the Hollywood musical. The authors also provide biographical sketches of songwriters, performers, and impresarios such as Florenz Ziegfeld. In addition, they analyze the lyrical and musical artistry of each song and relate anecdotes, sometimes amusing, sometimes poignant, about how the songs were created. The American Songbook is a book that can be read for enjoyment on its own or be propped on the piano to be played and sung"--Back cover.

Sweet Wife: CEO, Behave Yourself

Author: Chun TianDeJiuCai

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 1648841783

Category: Fiction

Page: 498

View: 952


After a year of marriage, in order to protect the White Moonlight in his heart, the scumbag guy did not hesitate to lie to her. After the White Moonlight returned, the scumbag guy set a trap for her, causing her to lose her reputation and leave her house. He was the high and mighty CEO of the Royal Sky Corporation, and he waved his hands to turn the tide. She was bruised and battered; he was cruel and cruel, and he reached out and lifted her out of the dust. He doted on her everywhere and helped her to take off her impotent clothes. In the fashion industry, once she faced Lingyun, it also caused her to have a whole lifetime of feelings towards him. However, on the eve of receiving the certificate, she had been forced to swallow a pregnancy drop. Three years later, he returned with his legal wife and a little boy in tow.