Dreamsongs: Volume II

Dreamsongs: Volume II

Author: George R. R. Martin

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553904345

Category: Fiction

Page: 752

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Even before the enormous success of A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin had secured his reputation as one of the most exciting storytellers of our time. The second of two thrilling collections, Dreamsongs: Volume II continues the story of his amazing journey from a young writer to a #1 New York Times bestselling force of nature. Whether writing about werewolves, wizards, or outer space, George R. R. Martin is renowned for his versatility and expansive talent, as demonstrated in this dazzling collection. Dreamsongs: Volume II contains acclaimed stories such as the World Fantasy Award winner “The Skin Trade,” as well as the first novella in the Ice and Fire universe, The Hedge Knight—plus two early screenplays. Featuring extensive author commentary, Dreamsongs: Volume II is an invaluable chronicle of a writer at the height of his creativity—and an unforgettable reading experience for fans old and new. “Science fiction, fantasy and horror fans alike will be blown away by the diversity and quality of stories. . . . This extraordinary collection is one to cherish.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Dreamsongs is the ideal way to discover . . . a master of science fiction, fantasy and horror. . . . Martin is a writer like no other.”—The Guardian (U.K.) PRAISE FOR GEORGE R. R. MARTIN “Of those who work in the grand epic-fantasy tradition, Martin is by far the best. In fact . . . this is as good a time as any to proclaim him the American Tolkien.”—Time “Long live George Martin . . . a literary dervish, enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language, and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers.”—The New York Times “I always expect the best from George R. R. Martin, and he always delivers.”—Robert Jordan

The Dream Songs

The Dream Songs

Author: John Berryman

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781466879638

Category: Poetry

Page: 427

View: 568

The Dream Songs is widely seen as Berryman's masterpiece, an impressively vast and varied collection of poems that is in itself a single, sprawling, ever-shifting poem. The songs in this great work are thus offered in many different tones, moods, and guises, although their form, Berryman's idiosyncratic reworking of the sonnet, remains more or less constant. Combining all of Berryman's earlier 77 Dream Songs (which won the 1965 Pulitzer Prize) and His Toy, His Dream, His Rest (which won the 1969 National Book Award), this one-volume edition contains no fewer than 385 entries in what the critic Denis Donoghue has called Berryman's "dream diary." The book also has an index of first lines, an index of titles, and a note by the author.

Dream-Songs for the Belovèd

Dream-Songs for the Belovèd

Author: Eleanor Farjeon

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547246978

Category: Poetry

Page: 60

View: 284

DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Dream-Songs for the Belovèd" by Eleanor Farjeon. 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.

Dream Songs Night Songs from Belgium to Brazil

Dream Songs Night Songs from Belgium to Brazil

Author: Patrick Lacoursière

Publisher: La Montagne secrète

ISBN: 9782924217054

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 27

View: 188

Take an imaginary journey to unknown lands as you listen to lullabies from around the world (Brazil, Belgium, Algeria, Senegal, Israel...) The earth-toned, dreamlike illustrations reflect both the subject and country of origin of the music.The narrated story is followed by recordings of the songs and “Fais nanan m’tchou” (Belgium) and “Acalanto” (Brazil).

Blade of the Immortal Volume 3: Dreamsong

Blade of the Immortal Volume 3: Dreamsong

Author: Hiroaki Samura

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 9781621157540

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 208

View: 625

Makie is a natural-born killer bred to be a geisha. Splitting her life between servitude and slaughter could lead to an untimely death, so it's time she chooses a path, but her choice could mean trouble for Manji, the immortal samurai. It's round two for the man who gave up his right to die and the woman who gave up her right to dream. And this time, there'll be no winners.

Dream Songs Night Songs from Mali to Louisiana

Dream Songs Night Songs from Mali to Louisiana

Author: Patrick Lacoursière

Publisher: La Montagne secrète

ISBN: 9782924217030

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 37

View: 461

Take an imaginary journey to unknown lands as you listen to lullabies from around the world (Mali, Louisiana, Japan, Australia, Armenia, Spain...) The earth-toned, dreamlike illustrations reflect both the subject and country of origin of the music. The narrated story is followed by recordings of the songs “Makun” (Mali) and “Dodo bébé” (Louisiana).

Dream Songs Night Songs from China to Senegal

Dream Songs Night Songs from China to Senegal

Author: Patrick Lacoursière

Publisher: La Montagne secrète

ISBN: 9782924217047

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 37

View: 968

Take an imaginary journey to unknown lands as you listen to lullabies from around the world (China, Senegal, Haiti, Mexico, Egypt...) The earth-toned, dreamlike illustrations reflect both the subject and country of origin of the music. The narrated story is followed by recordings of the songs “Close Your Eyes” (China) and “Nadiara” (Senegal).

American Poetry since 1945

American Poetry since 1945

Author: Eleanor Spencer-Regan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781137324474

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

View: 321

This book features a collection of essays on some of the key poets of post-war America, written by leading scholars in the field. All the essays have been newly commissioned to take account of the diverse movements in American poetry since 1945, and also to reflect, retrospectively, on some of the major talents that have shaped its development. In the aftermath of the Second World War, American poets took stock of their own tumultuous past but faced the future with radically new artistic ideals and commitments. More than ever before, American poetry spoke with its own distinctive accents and declared its own dreams and desires. This is the era of confessionalism, beat poetry, protest poetry, and avant-garde postmodernism. This book explores the work of John Berryman, Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop, Adrienne Rich, and Sylvia Plath, as well as contemporary African American poets and new poetic voices emerging in the 21st century. This New Casebook introduces the major American poets of the post-war generation, evaluates their achievements in the light of changing critical opinion, and offers lively, incisive readings of some of the most challenging and enthralling poetry of the modern era.

Dream Traveler

Dream Traveler

Author: J. A. Ferguson

Publisher: ImaJinn Books

ISBN: 9781611946086

Category: Fiction

Page: 199

View: 896

". . . a fantastic fantasy written by a very talented writer."--The Best Reviews on Dream Traveler Hidden Treasures . . . The mantle of First Daughter of Gayome weighs heavily on Dariana's shoulders. Compassionate and sensitive, she worries about being a disappointment to her parents. She cannot dreamsing like her father, Durgan Ketassian. And she despairs of being adequate to rule as Tiria, as her mother Nerienne has done with intelligence and grace. Conscious only of her shortcomings, Dariana is unaware of the strength--or the existence--of her inherent gifts . . . until she meets a man who helps her claim them . . . and who stirs her senses as no man ever has. Hidden Perils . . . Relezar Vare has a mission. He's determined to prove that, despite his family's refusal to defend Gayome against its enemies, he's no coward. Yet he must go carefully, for he possesses a gift that can be exploited for evil purposes. He longs for Dariana. But she is First Daughter--forbidden fruit. He should be satisfied with the opportunity their quest offers to prove his worth. Yet as his astonishing gift empowers Dariana to discover her own remarkable abilities, he embarks on a more personal quest: to win Dariana's heart and the right to claim her as his own. Hidden Melody . . . Sent to the past to repair the splintered timeline, Dariana and Relezar know the moment is fast approaching when all will be lost. But will they learn to trust each other in time to save their world? Or will their nightmares overwhelm them, destroying everything they've ever known? Award-winning author J. A. Ferguson lives in Nevada with her husband, children, and a fat cat. She is not sure which is most spoiled.

Navigating the Transnational in Modern American Literature and Culture

Navigating the Transnational in Modern American Literature and Culture

Author: Tara Stubbs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317446422

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 314

View: 967

This study develops the important work carried out on American literature through the frameworks of transnational, transatlantic, and trans-local studies to ask what happens when these same aspects become intrinsic to the critical narrative. Much cultural criticism since the 1990s has sought to displace perceptions of American exceptionalism with broader notions of Atlanticism, transnationalism, world-system, and trans-localism as each has redefined the US and the world more generally. This collection shows how the remapping of America in terms of global networks, and as a set of particular localities, or even glocalities, now plays out in Americanist scholarship, reflecting on the critical consequences of the spatial turn in American literary and cultural studies. Spanning twentieth and twenty-first century American poetry, fiction, memoir, visual art, publishing, and television, and locating the US in Caribbean, African, Asian, European, and other contexts, this volume argues for a re-modelling of American-ness with the transnational as part of its innate rhetoric. It includes discussions of travel, migration, disease, media, globalization, and countless other examples of inflowing. Essays focus on subjects tracing the contemporary contours of the transnational, such as the role of the US in the rise of the global novel, the impact of Caribbean history on American thought (and vice versa), transatlantic cultural and philosophical genealogies and correspondences, and the exchanges between the poetics of American space and those of other world spaces. Asking questions about the way the American eye has traversed and consumed the objects and cultures of the world, but how that world is resistant, this volume will make an important contribution to American and Transatlantic literary studies.