A Solemn Pleasure

Melissa Pritchard is the author of the novel Palmerino, the short story collection The Odditorium, and the essay collection A Solemn Pleasure: To Imagine, Witness, and Write, among other books.

Author: Melissa Pritchard

Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press

ISBN: 9781934137970

Category: Literary Collections

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Firecracker Award Finalist Poets & Writers “Best Books for Writers” selection Literary Hub “Best Books about Books” selection Image: Art, Faith, Mystery “Top Ten of the Year” selection In an essay entitled “Spirit and Vision” Melissa Pritchard poses the question: “Why write?” Her answer reverberates throughout A Solemn Pleasure, presenting an undeniable case for both the power of language and the nurturing constancy of the writing life. Whether describing the deeply interior imaginative life required to write fiction, searching for the lost legacy of American literature as embodied by Walt Whitman, being embedded with a young female GI in Afghanistan, traveling with Ethiopian tribes, or revealing the heartrending story of her informally adopted son William, a former Sudanese child slave, this is nonfiction vividly engaged with the world. In these fifteen essays, Pritchard shares her passion for writing and storytelling that educates, honors, and inspires. Melissa Pritchard is the author of, most recently, the novel Palmerino and the short story collection The Odditorium. Her books have received the Flannery O’Connor, Janet Heidinger Kafka, and Carl Sandburg awards and two of her short fiction collections were New York Times Notable Book and Editors’ Choice selections. Pritchard has worked as a journalist in Afghanistan, India, and Ethiopia, and her nonfiction has appeared in various publications, including O, The Oprah Magazine, Arrive, Chicago Tribune, and Wilson Quarterly. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Southern Dental Journal

It will be a grand place to meet away down on the Southern coast where the soft
sea breeze is ever kissing the beach and the hours glide by as if only made for
man's rest and pleasure . Those who were fortunate enough to attend the ...

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Pleasure

Tis lofty pleasure in this land to view The wide , wide prairie , that ne'er culture
knew , But teems with gay , bright flowers — spontaneous birth , As Heaven's rich
floor of stars had dropp'd to earth . ' Tis solemn pleasure in those woods to ...

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The Guardian

The digging of the grave is no business transaction , for which pay is offered and
taken .. Kind and feeling neighbors go and open the earth . It is a solemn
pleasure ! It is a last kindness , done in a spirit of sympathetic sorrow ! It would be
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Complete Works of George Orwell Illustrated

... only blunted by ignorance and mean virtues – you could see a solemn approval, a solemn pleasure in the spectacle of sin rebuked. Dorothy understood this ...

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing

ISBN: PKEY:SMP2200000182364

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Orwell believed that true prose should be “like a windowpane” and he, himself, strove to write clearly and precisely. His early works, not only those of a journalistic nature, are primarily autobiographical. He outlined what he considered the essence of prose in his essay “Shooting an Elephant” and further developed the ideas in his essay “Politics and the English Language”. In this work, Orwell argues that political dishonesty and inaccurate, slovenly language are inextricably linked. The Spanish civil war significantly influenced Orwell’s life. In 1936, Orwell arrived in Spain as a journalist. However, always true to his beliefs, upon his arrival in Barcelona he immediately joined a guerrilla group of Marxist workers (POUM). He fought on the Aragon and Teruel fronts and received a grave wound. The impressions wrought by his time in Spain did not fade throughout Orwell’s life. In his final pre-war novel, Coming Up for Air, he denounced the modern erosion of traditional values. Orwell criticized both English socialism and Stalinism. Orwell understood his duty as a writer to be the promotion of an ideal, liberal, socialism while defending against the totalitarian tendencies that threatened the times. His goals are clearly observed in the 1945 novel Animal Farm. This satire of the Russian Revolution and the crushed hopes that resulted is told as an allegory featuring farm animals who take over the management of the farm from the farmer for their betterment. Orwell published his final book, 1984, in 1949. It features a future dystopia in which Orwell intricately portrays a totalitarian society saturated with anger and fear. THE NOVELS BURMESE DAYS A CLERGYMAN’S DAUGHTER KEEP THE ASPIDISTRA FLYING COMING UP FOR AIR ANIMAL FARM NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR THE MEMOIRS DOWN AND OUT IN PARIS AND LONDON THE ROAD TO WIGAN PIER HOMAGE TO CATALONIA THE POETRY OF GEORGE ORWELL THE NON-FICTION BOOK REVIEWS AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

The Southern Dental Journal and Luminary

It will be a grand place to meet away down on the Southern coast where the soft
sea breeze is ever kissing the beach and the hours glide by as if only made for
man's rest and pleasure . Those who were fortunate enough to attend the ...

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Southern Dental Journal and Luminary

It will be a grand place to meet away down on the Southern coast where the soft
sea breeze is ever kissing the beach and the hours glide by as if only made for
man's rest and pleasure . Those who were fortunate enough to attend the ...

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The Gospel standard or Feeble Christian s support

... has hitherto attended our labours ; and we feel a solemn pleasure in believing
that two or three that have been removed from our Sunday school by death , are
now singing in the realms of bliss ; and , blessed be His dear name , he hath ...

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The Council Fire and Arbitrator

I myself , as a member of the educational committee , will take great interest and
pleasure in aiding you in any way possible ... which reads as follows : Resolved ,
That this convention deems it a solemn pleasure to recognize in the death of that
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ISBN: IND:30000097282192

Category: Indians of North America

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Poems of Places Scotland Denmark Iceland Norway and Sweden

... where the flowers Expand in silent beauty , and the bird , Flitting from arch to
arch , alone is heard To cheer with song the melancholy bowers . Yet did a
solemn pleasure fill the soul , As through thy shadowy cloistral cells we trode , To
think ...

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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ISBN: WISC:89099136798

Category: English poetry

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Scotland Denmark Iceland Norway and Sweden

... where the flowers Expand in silent beauty , and the bird , Flitting from arch to
arch , alone is heard To cheer with song the melancholy bowers . Yet did a
solemn pleasure fill the soul , As through thy shadowy cloistral cells we trode , To
think ...

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The Despot of Broomsedge Cove

... with a solemn pleasure in him which their eyes betokened . “ Enny mo ' news
from the Settlemint , Jubal ? ” asked his mother . They lived a considerable
distance higher on the mountain , and a bulging slope hid from them the little
hamlet .

Author: Mary Noailles Murfree

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ISBN: UCAL:B3325437

Category: Tennessee

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The baptist Magazine

It affords a solemn pleasure dressed principally “ the twelve tribes that we have the assurance that which were scattered abroad , ” and 1 Ephraim , as the ...

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The Primitive Methodist Magazine

rested there for years , had always bation was ended ; the picture , howfelt a sort
of solemn pleasure at the ever imperfect , could not now be spot , as though
separated spirits then improved . Their destinies , either of came nearer , and
time ...

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Keyes Hand book of Northern Pleasure Travel

The words of the solemn prayer of the good elder , offered with distinct and
measured utterance , came back in slow and solemn echoes from the seamed
walls of the circling mountains . The slopes of Mount Willey are quite bare ,
having only ...

Author: George L. Keyes

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ISBN: HARVARD:HX4PJX

Category: New England

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The Power of Religion on the Mind

gave him a very sensible pleasure , when any of the numerous objects of his
charity , who came to pay him their ... to banish from their minds the awful thought
; but Hanway seemed to derive a solemn pleasure from indulging the idea .

Author: Lindley Murray

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ISBN: HARVARD:HN7URF

Category: Christian biography

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