Pulverizing Portraits

Pulverizing Portraits provides the first book-length study of contemporary American poet Lynn Emanuel.

Author: Camelia Elias

Publisher: Eyecorner Press

ISBN: 879924568X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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Pulverizing Portraits provides the first book-length study of contemporary American poet Lynn Emanuel. Emanuel's poetry is significant because it situates itself in relation to current debates about the state of poetry, creative writing in the academia, and the importance of drawing on interdisciplinary approaches to poetry via visual aesthe-tics, poststructuralist literary and theoretical perspectives, and philosophy. Camelia Elias takes a look at what characterizes contemporary American prose poetry, namely an intensified awareness of being close to something. Poets such as Lynn Emanuel have been increasingly concerned with poetry as a tool for cultural criticism which constantly redefines our poetic discourse. Elias traces the power of Emanuel's writing and looks at her subtleties in combining intrinsic and formal constraints in poetry with extrinsic and socio-historical methodologies. Elias's analyses of Emanuel's poetic genius culminate in a plethora of references which bring together painters, philosophers, poets, critics, and actors. Thus, the poet's father, the painter Akiba Emanuel, meets Giorgio Agamben, Charles Simic, Gertrude Stein, and Sharon Stone. They all contribute to voicing the world's "interminable speeches."

Abraham Lincoln A Press Portrait

With three millions of men and billions of “greenbacks,” the Great Rebellion is to be not only crushed, but “pulverized.” Pulverized is a very terrible ...

Author: Herbert Mitgang

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504028783

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 524

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“To say he is ugly is nothing. To add that his figure is grotesque is to convey no adequate impression.” “He is destined to occupy in history…a quaintness, originality, courage, honesty, magnanimity and popular force of character such as have never heretofore…” These starkly different 19th century newspaper depictions describe one and the same man: Abraham Lincoln. Nearly 150 years after his death, Lincoln is universally considered our most beloved U.S. president. Yet in his own time, the reception he received at the hands of journalists was far more mixed. In this essential volume, noted Lincoln scholar Herbert Mitgang has painstakingly gathered the most thorough, wide-ranging collection of actual newspaper accounts that show how Lincoln was portrayed by northern, southern, and foreign newspapers. It reveals a far more beleaguered, less godlike, and finally a richer Lincoln than has come through many other biographies. While often revered in print, for example, he was just as often crucified, even by some newspapers in his home state of Illinois that portrayed him throughout his career as a joker instead of a thinker. Most shockingly, perhaps, one Houston paper wrote after his assassination: “From now until God’s judgment day, the minds of men will not cease to thrill at the killing of Abraham Lincoln.” For those only familiar with the “retouched” versions of Lincoln’s life, Abraham Lincoln: A Press Portrait offers an often surprising and wholly unsanitized account of how his contemporaries actually saw him before, during, and after the Civil War. It is must read for the serious scholar and Lincoln buff alike.

Portraits of Paul

Saddam declares that President Bush lost his prestige by pulverizing Baghdad's people ( some 225,000 Iraqis were killed ) . These sentiments made excellent ...

Author: Bruce J. Malina

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664256813

Category: Religion

Page: 271

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The authors focus on Paul to discern how ancient persons understood themselves, other people, and the world around them, believing that biblical interpretation can be skewed if contemporary presuppositions about personality are imposed on history.

The British Trade Journal

A similar series are the firm's " Society Portraits , ” repro . 1 PULVERIZING MACHINERY . ductions in colours of the originals by the same artist - the ...



ISBN: IOWA:31858043846892

Category: Great Britain


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Five Portraits

“I'll pulverize you, imp!” “I'd like to see you try it, earth bag.” Astrid had to smile. The child couldn't say dirt bag, but was trying.

Author: Piers Anthony

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781497662902

Category: Fiction

Page: 254

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The magical land of Xanth is in peril in this follow-up to Board Stiff by New York Times–bestselling author Piers Anthony. “It occurs to me that you folk are no ordinary group,” the troll said. “We're on a special mission to eliminate the last of the anti-pun virus. We are a bit unusual.” Astrid Basilisk-Cockatrice is the daughter of anonymous parents who whiled away a dull minute by generating her on a warm compost pile, then went their own deadly ways, never to see her or each other again. She found herself a soul, but her gaze is fatal and her touch is toxic. That’s not so strange in the Land of Xanth, where everyone has a unique magical talent, and charms, curses, and enchanted puzzles lie around every corner. Now, Astrid and her companions are finishing the cleanup of a virus that ravaged the puns of Xanth, and new Quests are already popping up. For instance, Astrid is attempting to fulfill her mission in life, if only she can figure out what that is. And then there’s the missing Question from the Good Magician’s Book of Answers. Not to mention the small matter of a Demon Wager regarding the impending destruction of Xanth. But it’s nothing Astrid and her motley crew of lovely maidens and strapping men can’t handle . . . they hope. Piers Anthony delivers another tale set in the bestselling world of Xanth, filled with magic, surprises, adventure, and a few puns. Here’s what the author has to say about his new book: “Five Portraits is a kind of sequel to Board Stiff in that it picks up where the other leaves off, with the same characters. Apart from that, it’s one of my favorites within the series. There’s something about Astrid Basilisk that appeals to me: a very pretty girl whose very glance is deadly, yet she’s a nice person whose selfless effort to save five difficult children from future Xanth is thoroughly worthy. I also like the theme of the power of unlikely friendship. Not just Xanth, but Mundania, too, would be better if there were more such friendships.”

Portraits from Life

But it was more than a literary game. The pulverization of the self which Wharton records in the Love Diary was disorienting, ...

Author: Jerome Boyd Maunsell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192506412

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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What happens when novelists write about their own lives directly, in memoirs and autobiographies, rather than in novels? How do they present themselves, and what do their self-portraits reveal? In a series of biographical case studies, Portraits from Life examines how seven canonical Modernist writers - Joseph Conrad, Ford Madox Ford, Henry James, Wyndham Lewis, Gertrude Stein, H.G. Wells, and Edith Wharton - depicted themselves in their memoirs and autobiographies during the first half of the twentieth century. Drawing on a range of life-writing sources in this innovative group portrait, Jerome Boyd Maunsell reconstructs the periods during which these authors worked on their memoirs, often towards the end of their lives, and shows how memoirs and autobiographies are just as artful as novels. The seven portraits in the book also create a rich network of encounters, as many of these writers knew each other, and wrote about each other in their reminiscences. Portraits from Life investigates the difficulties and possibilities of autobiography - the relation of fact and fiction, biography and autobiography; the ethical issues of dealing with real people; the thin generic lines between novels and autobiographies; and the deceptive workings of memory - and how all these writers dealt with these concerns as they looked back on their lives. An act of portraiture and biography as well as an act of criticism, moving from London to Paris and through two world wars, it also pieces together a fresh and constantly inter-connecting narrative of the Modernist era in England and France.

Portraits of Conflict

General Maury was confident that his land batteries would pulverize anything that tried to enter the bay: “No vessel yet built could pass through that ...

Author: Ben H. Severance

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 9781610755078

Category: History

Page: 500

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Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Alabama in the Civil War is the tenth volume in this acclaimed series showing the human side of the country’s great national conflict. Over 230 photographs of soldiers and civilians from Alabama, many never seen before, are accompanied by their personal stories and woven into the larger narrative of the war both on the battlefield and the home front.

A Self Portrait

... we were awed at the height some of the waves attained before they crashed on shore with a pulverizing intensity that shook the ground beneath our feet.

Author: J. P. Bowie

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595337712

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

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Living with a private investigator can bring an element of danger into one's life as Peter Brandon finds out in this new novel by J.P. Bowie. When his partner Jeff Stevens disappears on a routine trip to meet a friend in LA, Peter's intuition alerts him to the fact that Jeff is somehow being held against his will. Determined to find him, Peter reaches out to his deceased lover, Phillip, through the unbreakable psychic bond that still exists between them. Traumatized into unconsciousness, he dreams and remembers the life-defining relationship he had with Phillip and the subsequent events that took him almost to the point of death--and back. On waking, and with the certain knowledge that Phillip will aid him in his search, he and his close friends Andrew and David, set out to find Jeff. They enlist the help of Nick Fallon, a NYPD detective, who flies in to help them and together they face a cult of Satanists led by Paul Lefevre, a mad illusionist promising his followers eternal life. Lefevre attempts to take control of Peter's bond with Phillip by holding Peter's mother hostage--a mistake that will cost Lefevre dearly as Phillip exacts a terrible revenge. "A Self-Portrait" is an entertaining mix of romance and suspense, of enduring love and friendship, and above all, the human spirit's indomitable will to survive.

Portrait with Keys

So the pulverizing of the skull seems like a long-delayed second death, an obliteration of identity more final than the original burial.

Author: Ivan Vladislavic

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 9781415203194

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

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This is a book about Johannesburg and one man’s place in it: a provocative, teasing, revealing, analytical and poetic text on the city and the life rooted in its concrete streets. A high-water mark in Ivan Vladislavić’s writing, Portrait with Keys is a sprawling yet comprehensive portrait of his Joburg. His gaze roams freely across the decades, but the focus falls on the eve of the millennium. Neither a novel in any conventional sense nor a collection of short stories, this chain of lyrical texts brings together memoir, history, snapshots, meditations, asides on arts and – not least – observations on that essential urban accessory, the Gorilla steering lock. Home, habit, change, memory, mortality, friendship, ghosts, gardens, walking, falling, selling and stealing are all part of this unique dossier of city life. Portrait with Keys is an extraordinary work, both an oblique self-portrait of the author and a vivid recovery of where we have been all along.

Basrayatha portrait of a city

I can draw his portrait ; he is surrounded by useless items . ... closing slowly on the bones of the past , pulverizing them THE DAY BEGGAR 131.

Author: Mohammed khudayyir

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9774160649

Category: Fiction

Page: 157

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A multi-faceted fictional recreation of the Iraqi city of Basra

Portrait with Keys The City of Johannesburg Unlocked

So the pulverizing of the skull seems like a long-delayed second death, an obliteration of identity more final than the original burial.

Author: Ivan Vladislavic

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393071510

Category: Travel

Page: 208

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“Surely one of the most ingenious love letters—full of violence, fear, humour, and cunning—ever addressed to a city.” —Geoff Dyer This dazzling portrait of Johannesburg is one of the most haunting, poetic pieces of reportage about a metropolis since Suketu Mehta’s Maximum City. Through precisely crafted snapshots, Ivan Vladislavic observes the unpredictable, day-today transformation of his embattled city: the homeless using manholes as cupboards, a public statue slowly cannibalized for scrap. Most poignantly he charts the small, devastating changes along the postapartheid streets: walls grow higher, neighborhoods are gated off, the keys multiply. Security—insecurity?—is the growth industry. Vladislavic, described as “one of the most imaginative minds at work in South African literature today” (André Brink), delivers “one of the best things ever written about a great, if schizophrenic, city, and an utterly true picture of the new South Africa” (Christopher Hope).


Portraits in extremis and reNevertheless this is not an art that pose ... The authentic in painting and photography . kind of pulverizing machine into ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105020920067

Category: Art


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6 Portrait of a 21st Century Snuff Fighter

There is a moment as his windmilling arms pulverize this tree when I had his broad back open to me, and I ran in close for a few powerful whacks with the ...

Author: G. Wells Taylor

Publisher: G. Wells Taylor


Category: Fiction


View: 328


Is he the explosive and dangerous result of illegal genetic experiments gone terribly wrong or a Darwinian throwback spawned by global warming, pollution and radioactivity?You ask him!Join the world's most violent man on a raunchy voyage of self-discovery that takes him from the snowy peaks of the Canadian Rockies to the blood-soaked Snuff Fighting rings of Argentina.

Treasures of the National Gallery of Canada

Portrait. No. 1. Oil on canvas, 197.7 X 142.3 cm Purchased 1957 Although most of ... Calling himself a "pulverizing machine," he drew freely from quite ...

Author: National Gallery of Canada. Ottawa

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300099447

Category: Art

Page: 288

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This handsomely produced volume, featuring 128 full-page color illustrations, showcases a wide-ranging selection of the most outstanding works from Canada's largest art museum. Each of the pieces chosen for inclusion is introduced by a curatorial specialist, who sets it in its historical context and comments on its meaning and its place in the artist's oeuvre. Pride of place is given to the Gallery's unparalleled holdings in Canadian art, but European art--paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings--is equally well represented. Masterworks from the Inuit art collection are also included, as well as examples from the Gallery's small but distinguished Asian collection. In recent decades, photographs have become an increasingly important part of the Gallery's collecting mandate, both through its own collection and that of its affiliate the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, and this emphasis too is amply reflected here.

A System of Photography

... Electrotype, Calotype, and Hyalotypes Or Portraits on Plate-glass : Also, ... For flesh color , take a small quantity of yellow ochre , pulverize on an ...

Author: Samuel Dwight Humphrey



Category: Calotype

Page: 144

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Self Portraits

I would have lost no time in pulverizing that dog's skull , gouging out its eyeballs , chewing them to a pulp and spitting them out , and , still not ...

Author: Osamu Dazai

Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated

ISBN: 0870117793

Category: Fiction

Page: 230

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Twenty autobiographical stories describe with honesty and self-deprecating humour the women, the suicide attempts, the drinking and the struggle against a staid literary establishment of Japan's enfant terrible.

Anatomy of Spirituality Portrait of the Soul

... taunting enough to pulverize souls: “Religious distress is at the same time the expression of real and the protest against real distress.

Author: Chander Behl

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781460258033

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1032

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The domain of spirituality, separated from its theological overburden, believes in the existence of a spiritual self, presumed to be distinctly separate from the psychological self. The spiritual eternal self, also known as the soul or spirit (sometimes supported by an overarching Spirit), is asserted to be operating behind the ephemeral self. This book takes a contrarian stance; it argues that the premise of the soul concept is obtained through the magic of language, maintained through the marvel of the brain’s biochemistry, and sustained through the mirage of the psychological juggernauts of the brain. The magic, the marvel and the mirage, together, bring about subtle shifts as the linguistic brain suppresses many psychological details, habitually applies mental templates such as inversions and dichotomies, and enhances its language by coining religious and spiritual metaphors. The consequence of these changes is that the usual flickering self begins to be impressed by itself, believing it is buttressed by something transcendental and eternal within: the soul or the spirit. The self, although indoctrinated during its formative years, also begins to assimilate and accept the opinion that the overwhelming weight of religious doctrines and dogmas, the overburden, signifies as the legitimate proof for the eternal soul.