Falling is Like Flying

The darkly beautiful novelistic memoir of a childhood spent in the shadow of a domineering, abusive father This is a story she never wanted to tell, but in the end she had no choice.

Author: Manon Uphoff

Publisher: Pushkin Press

ISBN: 9781782277040

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 146

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The darkly beautiful novelistic memoir of a childhood spent in the shadow of a domineering, abusive father This is a story she never wanted to tell, but in the end she had no choice. When her older sister dies at the age of sixty-nine, it brings back a past the author thought she had left behind. Incensed, she delves back into her childhood, recreating the abusive world that she grew up in, ruled over by her tyrannical father, The Minotaur. In a narrative by turns shockingly dark and strangely beautiful, she retraces her path through the phantasmogorical labyrinth, bringing a tale of silent trauma to a triumphant, raucous conclusion. Falling is Like Flying is an extraordinary novelistic memoir of abuse and resilience, a literary triumph that reminds us what language is capable of.


Then back to our falling newspaper-man, floating on his back with his eyes closed and a warm grin on his face. ... still surrounded by the disembodied hands and the red carpet, and falling like floating like flying slowed down, ...

Author: Rachel F. Stapleton

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773558380

Category: Social Science

Page: 223

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Iconoclasm – the alteration, destruction, or displacement of icons – is usually considered taboo or profane. But, on occasion, the act of destroying the sacred unintentionally bestows iconic status on the desecrated object. Iconoclasm examines the reciprocity between the building and the breaking of images, paying special attention to the constructive power of destructive acts. Although iconoclasm carries with it inherently religious connotations, this volume examines the shattering of images beyond the spiritual and the sacred. Presenting responses to renowned cultural anthropologist and theorist Michael Taussig, these essays centre on conceptual iconoclasm and explore the sacrality of objects and belief systems from historical, cultural, and disciplinary perspectives. From Milton and Nietzsche to Paul Newman and Banksy, through such diverse media and genres as photography, the popular romance novel, pornography, graffiti, cinema, advertising, and the dictionary, this book questions how icons and iconoclasms are represented, the language used to describe them, and the manner in which objects signify once they are shattered. An interdisciplinary, disconnected, and non-linear consideration of the historical and contemporary relationship between the sacred and the profane, Iconoclasm disrupts entrenched views about the revered or reviled idols present in most aspects of daily life. Contributors include T. Nikki Cesare Schotzko (Toronto), Christopher van Ginhoven Rey (Pomona College), Helen Hester (West London), Emily Hoffman (Arkansas Tech), Natalie B. Pendergast (Yukon College), Beth Saunders (Maryland), Adam Swann (Glasgow), Michael Taussig (Columbia), Angela Toscano (Iowa), Brendon Wocke (Perpignan).

Japanese English Dictionary by the Late Prof Dr J J Hoffmann

Rustling , bara - bara ni naru , when the thread is like flying birds , or like a gust of wind , cut , the leaves of a book fall to pieor like the passing of a person , etc. ces . Kamiwo – ni saku , to tear paper Pagès . into bits .

Author: Johann Joseph Hoffmann


ISBN: UOM:39015011251264



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Japanese English Dictionary

... when the thread is like flying birds , or like a gust of wind , cut , the leaves of a book fall to pieor like the ... asunder , Ban - hodo , v $ F . At evening - fall , like tears , hail - stones or falling chestLange . nuts .

Author: Johann Joseph Hoffmann


ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000311381


Page: 116

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Five Kings and a Ghost

flying when one jumps off a building; it is falling! It may feel like flying for a while, but reality is recognized as soon as one almost reaches ground level; unfortunately, by then it's too late. The feminine is the practical aspect ...

Author: Mary Weiss

Publisher: Fulton Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781633384125

Category: Fiction

Page: 542

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Some stories are considered make-believe while others are considered "real." The question that one must ask is, "What is real?". The conflicts that characters face in all tales are real enough. The choices they make and the outcomes that occur are certainly real. Choices are often contingent upon the current conflicts being faced, and that is undoubtedly real. Jack faced a giant who wanted to eat him while King Arthur faced Saxons who simply wanted to eat. Who is real and

Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research

To some, this sensation is like swimming, to some like skating, to some like gliding, to others like flying (proper), and in other cases it more nearly resembles the falling dream. In some cases the sensation is pleasant, ...


Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 9785874496289

Category: History


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Seasonal Work

many a fall on ice in her time. ... It was the closest a person could come to flying and have her feet on the ground, Athena thought. ... If gliding had felt like flying, then this was like falling from the sky. Athena couldn't swim.

Author: Laura Lippman

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571361038

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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From 'The Everyday Housewife' to 'The Cougar', 'Tricks' to 'Snowflake Time', Laura Lippman's sharp and acerbic stories explore the contemporary world and the female experience through the prism of classic crime, where the stakes are always deadly. And in the collection's longest piece, the novella 'Just One More', she follows the trajectory of a married couple who, tired of re-watching 'Columbo' re-runs during lockdown, decide to join the same dating app: 'Why would we do something like that?' 'As an experiment. And a diversion. We would both join, then see if the service matches us. Just for grins...'

A Perfect Souvenir

... like a dream of falling and there's no end to it, but a safe, euphoric falling, like flying. She reaches over now and touches his hand, asks him if it hadn't been wonderful, swimming in the Gulf at night, and he puts the 22 NEVILLE.

Author: Ethan Laughman

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820358437

Category: Fiction

Page: 265

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Travel, and the exhilarating experiences it offers us, is the shared concern of these stories, which have been chosen from among the hundreds that have appeared in the prestigious Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction series. More than seventy volumes, which include approximately eight hundred stories, have won the Flannery O'Connor Award. This stunning trove of always engaging, often groundbreaking short fiction is the common source for this anthology on childhood—and for planned anthologies on such topics as family, gender and sexuality, animals, and more. Travel can whisk us away to craggy mountainsides and sunny coastlines or bustling cities and mysterious jungles. Travel can excite and rejuvenate or intimidate and overwhelm. These sixteen stories reflect upon our immense, intriguing world and our explorations of it, whether you choose to follow the beaten path or abandon it.

Arts Magazine

Fall- has no control . ... elementary laboratory the love of oblivion of willing un- matic I Didn't Want to Lose You . flying ” – of standing up on one's experiments with lightning consciousness and falling in Like flying fish ...



ISBN: UOM:39015007565263

Category: Art


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