Peter Orlovsky a Life in Words

a Life in Words IntimateChronicles of a Beat Writer Peter Orlovsky R Edited and moducedby Bill Morgan Peter Orlovsky, a Life in Words Peter Orlovsky, a Life.

Author: Peter Orlovsky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317254256

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Until now, the poet Peter Orlovsky, who was Allen Ginsberg's lover for more than forty years, has been the neglected member of the Beat Generation. Because he lived in Ginsberg's shadow, his achievements were seldom noted and his contributions to literature have not been fully recognised. Now, this first collection of Orlovsky's writings traces his fascinating life in his own words. It also tells, for the first time, the intimate story of his relationship with Ginsberg. Drawn from previously unpublished journals, correspondence, photographs and poems, Peter Orlovsky, a Life in Words, begins as Orlovsky is discharged from the Army; follows the young man through years of self-doubt and details his first meeting with Ginsberg in San Francisco from his own perspective. In never-before-heard detail, Orlovsky describes his travels around the world with Ginsberg, Kerouac, Burroughs and Corso. The book also delves into the contradictions that ultimately defined him: best known as Ginsberg's lover, Orlovsky was heterosexual and always longed to be with women; his spirit was prescient of the flower children of the sixties - especially his inclinations toward devotion and love - but in the end his use of drugs took its toll on his body and mind, silencing one of the most original and inspiring voices of his generation.

My Life in Words

... time with someone Into those two little letters Like it makes everything ... Those two letters can change a life completely Whether it be for better or ...

Author: Danielle Turner


ISBN: 9780557532841


Page: 36

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A book of poems from my life. Everything from being close to family, falling in love and being broken hearted, broken friendships and new found companions.

The Life of Words

language of the original as rooted in some way in his own early life. ... Describing the 'poet's longing for the utterly persuasive word... where the link ...

Author: David-Antoine Williams

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192540546

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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For centuries, investigations into the origins of words were entwined with investigations into the origins of humanity and the cosmos. With the development of modern etymological practice in the nineteenth century, however, many cherished etymologies were shown to be impossible, and the very idea of original 'true meaning' asserted in the etymology of 'etymology' declared a fallacy. Structural linguistics later held that the relationship between sound and meaning in language was 'arbitrary', or 'unmotivated', a truth that has survived with small modification until today. On the other hand, the relationship between sound and meaning has been a prime motivator of poems, at all times throughout history. The Life of Words studies a selection of poets inhabiting our 'Age of the Arbitrary', whose auditory-semantic sensibilities have additionally been motivated by a historical sense of the language, troubled as it may be by claims and counterclaims of 'fallacy' or 'true meaning'. Arguing that etymology activates peculiar kinds of epistemology in the modern poem, the book pays extended attention to poems by G. M. Hopkins, Anne Waldman, Ciaran Carson, and Anne Carson, and to the collected works of Geoffrey Hill, Paul Muldoon, Seamus Heaney, R. F. Langley, and J. H. Prynne.

Freddie Mercury

Freddie rarely talked about himself to others, and so the relatively few interviews he did agree to - carefully compiled for this book, and some of them unpublished until now - provide an intriguing insight into a man who outwardly exuded ...

Author: Freddie Mercury


ISBN: 1688967486

Category: Rock musicians

Page: 194

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"Freddie Mercury: A Life, In His Own Words" is the nearest thing to Freddie’s autobiography as it is possible to achieve. A moving, witty, often irreverent collection of quotes from the man himself, covering an extraordinary life, meticulously edited together by Queen’s long time archivists, with a Foreword by Freddie's mum. An essential read not just for fans of Queen and their iconic frontman, but anyone intrigued to know more about one of music’s most endearing and enduring performers.

The Secret Life of Words

This is a celebration of our language; after reading it, you will never again take the words we use for granted.

Author: Henry Hitchings

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848542617

Category: History

Page: 300

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Communication is essential to our lives, but how often do we stop to think about where the words we use have come from? Have you ever thought about which words in English have been borrowed from Arabic, French or Dutch? Try admiral, landscape and marmalade just for starters. The Secret Life of Words is a wide-ranging account not only of the history of English, but also of how words witness history, reflect social change and remind us of our turbulent past. Henry Hitchings delves into our promiscuous language and reveals how and why it has absorbed words from more than 350 other languages many originating from the most unlikely of places, such as shampoo from Hindi and kiosk from Turkish. From the Norman Conquest to the present day, Hitchings narrates the story of English as an archive of our human experience and uncovers the secrets behind everyday words. This is a celebration of our language; after reading it, you will never again take the words we use for granted.

27 E Words That Will Change Your Life

Do you find yourself living on autopilot?

Author: Susan Chuey Williams Farah

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 9781452573847

Category: Self-Help

Page: 220

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Do you find yourself living on autopilot? Are you ready to get out of your fog? Twenty-Seven “E” Words That Will Change Your Life asks you to take an honest look at your life and your level of engagement, offering suggestions on how to live more honestly and fully aligned with your life purpose. In a world filled with time-related pressure, long working hours, and disconnections, Twenty-Seven “E” Words offers a pathway of deep connection nestled within a lighthearted style that uses everyday language, pop culture references and true life stories. “E” words challenge you to recognize your limitless potential locked inside then asks you to fling open the door, follow your passion and become empowered! Departing from the abbreviated life experiences conveyed through electronic means—tweets, texts, and social media posts—and the quick pace of life in a fast-food nation, Twenty-Seven “E” Words invites you to live life deliberately and welcome the opportunity for building an eight-course meal instead. When you are asked what makes you feel totally alive, what will your answer be? What type of life will you choose to create as a result?

The Art of Jim Starlin

From Captain Marvel and Warlock, Dreadstar to Thanos, this oversized volume will have something for every fan of comic book history and art, including glimpses into Starlin's files and sketchbooks, as well as beautifully reproduced images ...

Author: Jim Starlin

Publisher: Aftershock Comics

ISBN: 1935002570

Category: Science fiction comic books, strips, etc

Page: 328

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A retrospective volume devoted to the career of one of the most popular and prolific comic book artists of the last 35 years -- Jim Starlin! Covering everything from his humble beginnings to his rise as one of the industry's top creative talents, this book follows the journey of one of the industry's most fascinating talents. From Captain Marvel and Warlock, Dreadstar to Thanos, this oversized volume will have something for every fan of comic book history and art, including glimpses into Starlin's files and sketchbooks, as well as beautifully reproduced images of his personal favorites with insights into his life and creative process.

A Life with Words

A portrait of the writing life and memoir that reads like a novel.

Author: Richard Wright

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476785349

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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From the acclaimed writer of the beloved Clara Callan comes a beautifully crafted, charming portrait of the writing life. Combining his characteristic wit and self-deprecation with his extraordinary imagination and insight, Richard B. Wright has created a deeply affecting memoir that reads like a novel. As a small, watchful boy growing up in a working class family in Midland, Ontario, during the Second World War, Wright gradually discovered that he saw the world through different eyes. His intellectual and sexual awakenings, his exploits as a young salesman in Canadian publishing, his painful struggles to become a writer—all of this is balanced against the extraordinary reception that in the 1970s greeted his first novel, The Weekend Man, which was published around the world to great acclaim. In spite of the sometimes crippling depression that haunted him and the ups and downs of the mid-life writer, he would finally achieve overwhelming success with Clara Callan, the Giller-winning work that swept every award in Canada and revitalized his career. Lovers of Wright’s work will appreciate behind-the-scenes glimpses of his craft in individual novels and his exploration of how a writer transmutes experience into art. And readers will enjoy his thoughtful exploration of the essential role of storytelling in our lives. A Life with Words is both a celebration of the writing life and a deeply personal—at times revelatory—invitation into the world of the imagination.

My Life In My Words PB

Though known primarily as a poet and writer, Tagore was a painter, composer and philosopher, an educationist and rural reformer. My Life in My Words is, quite literally, Tagore on Tagore.

Author: Tagore Rabindranath


ISBN: 0143415352


Page: 416

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A unique autobiography that provides an incomparable insight into the mind of a genius The Renaissance man of modern India, Rabindranath Tagore put his country on the literary map of the world when he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. My Life in My Words is, quite literally, Tagore on Tagore. Uma Das Gupta draws upon the vast repertoire of Tagore’s writings to create a vivid portrait of the life and times of one of India’s most influential cultural icons. The result is a rare glimpse into the world of Tagore: his family of pioneering entrepreneurs who shaped his worldview; the personal tragedies that influenced some of his most eloquent verse; his groundbreaking work in education and social reform; his constant endeavour to bring about a synthesis of the East and the West and his humanitarian approach to politics; and his rise to the status of an international poet. Meticulously researched and sensitively edited, this unique autobiography provides an incomparable insight into the mind of a genius.


Essays by the author offer a glimpse into the process of creating poetry

Author: Susan Wooldridge

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: PSU:000043463657

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 210

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Essays by the author offer a glimpse into the process of creating poetry


First Published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: Marjorie Shostak

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 1853830607

Category: !Kung (African people)

Page: 402

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First Published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Words for Life

To reach out a willing hand to a life thats in need, And receive one in kind... the fruits of a seed. Walker Stevens I am far beyond blessed to have this ...

Author: Walker Stevens

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781512797060

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 44

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Words for Life is a book of poetry that can be read and re-read, framed and hung, or framed and given as gifts. There are 20 poems that can be placed within frames and rotated as needed for inspiration, or something as simple as wall colors change. Three - Four poems can easily fit into one frame at a time. I hope that these will be of an inspiration to many. Please look for more selections from Words for Life and WestBow Press in the near future.

Wonderful Words of Life

46 In a word , the anti - types of heaven in the hymnody on death function primarily to create discontinuity between the life that we know and the kind of ...

Author: Richard J. Mouw

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 080282160X

Category: Music

Page: 288

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While many evangelical congregations have moved away from hymns and hymnals, these were once central fixtures in the evangelical tradition. This book examines the role and importance of hymns in evangelicalism, not only as a part of worship but as tools for theological instruction, as a means to identity formation, and as records of past spiritual experiences of the believing community. Written by knowledgeable church historians, Wonderful Words of Life explores the significance of hymn-singing in many dimensions of American Protestant and evangelical life. The book focuses mainly on church life in the United States but also discusses the foundational contributions of Isaac Watts and other British hymn writers, the use of gospel songs in English Canada, and the powerful attraction of African-American gospel music for whites of several religious persuasions. Includes appendixes on the American Protestant Hymn Project and on hymns in Roman Catholic hymnals. Contributors: Susan Wise Bauer Thomas E. Bergler Virginia Lieson Brereton Esther Rothenbusch Crookshank Kevin Kee Richard J. Mouw Mark A. Noll Felicia Piscitelli Robert A. Schneider Rochelle A. Stackhouse Jeffrey VanderWilt

Journey Through a Life of Words

My journey through life has been one of many written words.

Author: Kelley Hageman

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1543143156


Page: 134

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My journey through life has been one of many written words. These words get me through the best of times, but also through the worst of times, even though most of the time it's just word vomit that exits my brain. Either way, poetry is a passion of mine that is being refined through each situation life throws in my direction, and I am embracing it with all that I am.

The Words of My Life

A life ended rescued in the charm of a new beginning. He is softer than I imagined. He is much more intense than I imagined. He is much more intense than I ...

Author: Christina Marra

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781504358682

Category: Self-Help

Page: 142

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Vivid - at times raw with emotion and dripping with sentiment.Christina Marra traces the timeline of her life with soulful imagery and profound emotion.She speaks of relatable experiences using the poetry she calls the Words of Her Life. Marra begins with the birth of self and traces the development of her thoughts and feelings as she experiences love, life, and a full range of emotions during her adolescence and into her adulthood. She exasperates the development of self through profound images that speak to the very heart of your soul. She speaks of family, upbringing, dreams, and love. She speaks of the foundation of emotions that she associates with every aspect of her living. She questions learned truths and visits the very nature of her being. Marra finds herself in her writings and, through her loving, accepts the woman she is today.

What Now

Chosen by a popular California high school English teacher, these essays, poems, jokes and smart sayings talk about the issues that graduates face.

Author: Jennifer Leigh Selig

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Pub

ISBN: 0836278755

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 310

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Chosen by a popular California high school English teacher, these essays, poems, jokes and smart sayings talk about the issues that graduates face. They begin by addressing moving on, learning to let go of the past while still treasuring it. They suggest we should treasure most the people who made the past--and the future--possible: teachers, family and friends. Then they focus on the meaning of success, broadening the definition to include spiritual, intellectual, emotional and psychological satisfaction. This leads to an examination of the deepest and most difficult question of all, what does life mean? These writers may not supply the answer, but they do offer advice on how to live life to the fullest. They stress the positive power of dreams and the need to follow them. Finally, they consider "vocation," a life's work that combines what you do for a living with what you love about living.--From publisher description.

Wise Words for the Good Life

energy, unable to bear up under the trials of life, she is not fit for a life of hardship — it will be useless cruelty to expose her to it.

Author: Helen Nearing

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781890132415

Category: Reference

Page: 178

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As one of the leading twentieth-century practitioners of self-sufficient living, Helen Nearing found illumination and solace in the sayings of predecessors who had sought their own versions of "the good life." By grouping the wisdom of the ages into categories that are quirky yet eminently sensible, she brings to life the contemporary relevance of some of the most profound chroniclers of our rural heritage.

Henry James

Together they constitute, in Philip Horne's own words, James' 'real and best biography'. HENRY JAMES was born in 1843 in New York City, of Scottish and Irish ancestry.

Author: Henry James

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0140435166

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 667

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James's correspondents included presidents and prime ministers, painters and great ladies, actresses and bishops, and the writers Robert Louis Stevenson, H.G. Wells and Edith Wharton. This fully-annotated selection from James's eloquent correspondence allows the writer to reveal himself and the fascinating world in which he lived. The letters provide a rich and fascinating source for James' views on his own works, on the literary craft, on sex, politics and friendship. Together they constitute, in Philip Horne's own words, James' 'real and best biography'.

The Power of Words

In this book, I want to share with you the correct way to harness the power of your words, so instead of holding you back, they propel you towards the life that you desire. The life that you were destined to live.

Author: J. Martin, Reverend

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1533409382


Page: 38

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There is simply no value put on words, we can all speak them; they don't cost any money, as they are free to all they are simply not appreciated. Words, however, are the reason that one person lives a life of abundance while another person lives a life of lack. Words can open doorways that hands can not. They can break down invisible boundaries. A few words can destroy life or breathe new life into a withering one. Words can fill a person full of happiness or fill them full of despair. Words can build up a person's confidence, or take it crashing to the ground. As most people do not value their words, they misuse them, which allows the power of their words to work against them. They want to go in one direction, but their words push them in another. This conflict is what most people battle with each day. They ask God to grace their lives with favor, health and abundance, but their words keep them in a life full of disappointment, sickness, and lack. In this book, I want to share with you the correct way to harness the power of your words, so instead of holding you back, they propel you towards the life that you desire. The life that you were destined to live. I will draw from personal experience and Scripture to illustrate how positive thoughts and words can be used to overcome every challenge that stands in your way. I will share how important it is to stop the habit of talking idly about your problems and instead focus on speaking about solutions. "Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do."- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Pick up your copy today by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page.

Life Words From the Rock

Jesus is saying that if you love your life more than you love him—if you ... Final Word Stone for the Journey When I lose my life for God, I will find it.

Author: Melody Carlson

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9781441233202

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 192

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Teens are already devoted followers of Melody Carlson's fiction series. From the thousands of personal letters she's received, she knows teens want more. They're looking for substance and spiritual guidance that can make a difference in their lives. Life is the next devotional for teens from Melody Carlson. It offers readers a structured way to encounter Jesus's words for their own personal inspiration and practical application. Carlson shares with her faithful readers the life-changing message of Jesus, giving them something to lean on in the turbulent time of adolescence. This 90-day devotional will strengthen teens' faith and help them study the Bible for all it's worth.