The Thorn Necklace

Some artists survive their pain, some do not. But all channel it into art. Her painting Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, for which this book is named, expresses pain and martyrdom through the image of the thorns, ...

Author: Francesca Lia Block

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781580057523

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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For devotees of Bird by Bird and The Artist's Way, a memoir-driven guide to healing through the craft of writing Francesca Lia Block is the bestselling author of more than twenty-five books, including the award-winning Weetzie Bat series. Her writing has been called "transcendent" by The New York Times, and her books have been included in "best of" lists compiled by Time magazine and NPR. In this long-anticipated guide to the craft of writing, Block offers an intimate glimpse of an artist at work and a detailed guide to help readers channel their own experiences and creative energy. Sharing visceral insights and powerful exercises, she gently guides us down the write-to-heal path, revealing at each turn the intrinsic value of channeling our experiences onto the page. Named for the painting by Frida Kahlo, who famously transformed her own personal suffering into art, The Thorn Necklace offers lessons on life, love, and the creative process.

The Thorn Necklace

In this long-anticipated guide to the craft of writing, Block offers an intimate glimpse of an artist at work and a detailed guide to help readers channel their own experiences and creative energy.

Author: Francesca Lia Block

Publisher: Seal Press

ISBN: 1580057519

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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For devotees of Bird by Bird and The Artist's Way, a memoir-driven guide to healing through the craft of writing Francesca Lia Block is the bestselling author of more than twenty-five books, including the award-winning Weetzie Bat series. Her writing has been called "transcendent" by The New York Times, and her books have been included in "best of" lists compiled by Time magazine and NPR. In this long-anticipated guide to the craft of writing, Block offers an intimate glimpse of an artist at work and a detailed guide to help readers channel their own experiences and creative energy. Sharing visceral insights and powerful exercises, she gently guides us down the write-to-heal path, revealing at each turn the intrinsic value of channeling our experiences onto the page. Named for the painting by Frida Kahlo, who famously transformed her own personal suffering into art, The Thorn Necklace offers lessons on life, love, and the creative process.

Humanity in God s Image

Her Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird (1940)15 shows a beautiful woman with southern flair, surrounded by diverse animals such as butterflies, a little spider monkey, and a black cat. She looks straight out of the ...

Author: Claudia Welz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191087905

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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How can we, in our times, understand the biblical concept that human beings have been created in the image of an invisible God? This is a perennial but increasingly pressing question that lies at the heart of theological anthropology. Humanity in God's Image: An Interdisciplinary Exploration clarifies the meaning of this concept, traces different Jewish and Christian interpretations of being created in God's image, and reconsiders the significance of the imago Dei in a post-Holocaust context. As normative, counter-factual notions, human dignity and the imago Dei challenge us to see more. Claudia Welz offers an interdisciplinary exploration of theological and ethical 'visions' of the invisible. By analysing poetry and art, Welz exemplifies human self-understanding in the interface between the visual and the linguistic. The content of the imago Dei cannot be defined apart from the image carrier: an embodied creature. Compared to verbal, visual, and mental images, how does this creature as a 'living image' refer to God—like a metaphor, a mimetic mirror, or an elusive trace? Combining hermeneutical and phenomenological perspectives with philosophy of religion and philosophy of language, semiotics, art history, and literary studies, Welz regards the imago Dei as a complex sign that is at once iconic, indexical, and symbolical—pointing beyond itself.

In visibility

Her Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird of 1940 (fig. ... Why does the hummingbird not fly around freely, although it stretches its wings, but is caught on the thorns? Kahlo alludes to religious symbols, e.g. to Jesus' ...

Author: Anna Vind

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783647550718

Category: Religion

Page: 503

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The content of the book reconsiders the relation between visibility and transcendence. The focus is especially on the contribution to this issue from the theological tradition in protestant Europe between the 16th and the 21st Centuries. In the book a thematically broad field is covered embracing more than five centuries and a plurality of methods drawn from theology, philosophy, and the history and theory of art.The book is divided into five sub-themes: In the first and more fundamental part, 'The phenomenology of in-visibility', questions underlying the other four themes are sought defined or narrowed down. Here the modes of appearing/revealing or hiding of phenomena are reflected. In the second section of the book dealing with 'Language as a mode of revealing and hiding' the specific role of verbal expressions understood in a very broad sense is at the core: What is the fundamental understanding and use of language, when speaking of the ineffable? The third section about 'Human existence between visibility and invisibility' focuses on theological anthropology: its features and norms. The ambiguity of anthropological categories such as faith, rationality, imagination, memory and emotion play a prominent role in this context.Thefourth section concerning 'The manifestation of a 'beyond' in the arts' investigates transcendence in the arts. What are the theological discourses behind the religious uses of the different artistic media (i.e. images, music, liturgical inventory, architecture)? Finally in the fifth section concerning 'Visible community and invisible transcendence' one finds contributions working with the idea of 'vicarious representation'.

Primitivism and Identity in Latin America

In Self - Portrait with Thorn Necklace , Kahlo connects herself meaningfully with her suffering and takes symbolic action to alleviate it through a natural form and an indigenous amulet . She is further imbricated in nature by the fact ...

Author: Erik Camayd-Freixas

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816520453

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 285

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Although primitivism has received renewed attention in recent years, studies linking it with Latin America have been rare. This volume examines primitivism and its implications for contemporary debates on Latin American culture, literature, and arts, showing how Latin American subjects employ a Western construct to "return the gaze" of the outside world and redefine themselves in relation to modernity. Examining such subjects as Julio Cort‡zar and Frida Kahlo and such topics as folk art and cinema, the volume brings together for the first time the views of scholars who are currently engaging the task of cultural studies from the standpoint of primitivism. These varied contributions include analyses of Latin American art in relation to social issues, popular culture, and official cultural policy; essays in cultural criticism touching on ethnic identity, racial politics, women's issues, and conflictive modernity; and analytical studies of primitivism's impact on narrative theory and practice, film, theater, and poetry. This collection contributes offers a new perspective on a variety of significant debates in Latin American cultural studies and shows that the term primitive does not apply to these cultures as much as to our understanding of them. CONTENTS Paradise Subverted: The Invention of the Mexican Character / Roger Bartra Between Sade and the Savage: Octavio PazÕs Aztecs / Amaryll Chanady Under the Shadow of God: Roots of Primitivism in Early Colonial Mexico / Delia Annunziata Cosentino Of Alebrijes and Ocumichos: Some Myths about Folk Art and Mexican Identity / Eli Bartra Primitive Borders: Cultural Identity and Ethnic Cleansing in the Dominican Republic / Fernando Valerio-Holgu’n Dialectics of Archaism and Modernity: Technique and Primitivism in Angel RamaÕs Transculturaci—n narrativa en AmŽrica Latina / JosŽ Eduardo Gonz‡lez Narrative Primitivism: Theory and Practice in Latin America / Erik Camayd-Freixas Narrating the Other: Julio Cort‡zarÕs "Axolotl" as Ethnographic Allegory / R. Lane Kauffmann Jungle Fever: Primitivism in Environmentalism; R—mulo GallegosÕs Canaima and the Romance of the Jungle / Jorge Marcone Primitivism and Cultural Production: FutureÕs Memory; Native PeoplesÕ Voices in Latin American Society / Ivete Lara Camargos Walty Primitive Bodies in Latin American Cinema: Nicol‡s Echevarr’aÕs Cabeza de Vaca / Luis Fernando Restrepo Subliminal Body: Shamanism, Ancient Theater, and Ethnodrama / Gabriel Weisz Primitivist Construction of Identity in the Work of Frida Kahlo / Wendy B. Faris Mi andina y dulce Rita: Women, Indigenism, and the Avant-Garde in CŽsar Vallejo / Tace Megan Hedrick

The last taboo

We have also already read Lindauer reading a juxtaposition of two different kinds of ornamentation in Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace. There, Kahlo is read as linking 'decorously arranged' hair with the necklace and the ...

Author: Karin Lesnik-Oberstein

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781847796752

Category: Social Science

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This is the first academic book ever written on women and body hair, which has been seen until now as too trivial, ridiculous or revolting to write about. Even feminist writers or researchers on the body have found remarkably little to say about body hair, usually ignoring it completely. It would appear that the only texts to elaborate on body hair are guides on how to remove it, medical texts on ‘hirsutism’, or fetishistic pornography on ‘hairy’ women. The last taboo also questions how and why any particular issue can become defined as ‘self-evidently’ too silly or too mad to write about. Using a wide range of thinking from gender theory, queer theory, critical and literary theory, history, art history, anthropology and psychology, the contributors argue that in fact body hair plays a central role in constructing masculinity and femininity and sexual and cultural identities. It is sure to provide many academic researchers with a completely fresh perspective on all of the fields mentioned above.

Frida in America

But the ingredients were there: Jean's spiky red coral necklace laid the groundwork for the thornnecklace” ten years later. The blood Frida now felt free to paint drips down her neck. She's turned the spikes from Jean's necklace into ...

Author: Celia Stahr

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250113399

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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The riveting story of how three years spent in the United States transformed Frida Kahlo into the artist we know today "[An] insightful debut....Featuring meticulous research and elegant turns of phrase, Stahr’s engrossing account provides scholarly though accessible analysis for both feminists and art lovers." —Publisher's Weekly Mexican artist Frida Kahlo adored adventure. In November, 1930, she was thrilled to realize her dream of traveling to the United States to live in San Francisco, Detroit, and New York. Still, leaving her family and her country for the first time was monumental. Only twenty-three and newly married to the already world-famous forty-three-year-old Diego Rivera, she was at a crossroads in her life and this new place, one filled with magnificent beauty, horrific poverty, racial tension, anti-Semitism, ethnic diversity, bland Midwestern food, and a thriving music scene, pushed Frida in unexpected directions. Shifts in her style of painting began to appear, cracks in her marriage widened, and tragedy struck, twice while she was living in Detroit. Frida in America is the first in-depth biography of these formative years spent in Gringolandia, a place Frida couldn’t always understand. But it’s precisely her feelings of being a stranger in a strange land that fueled her creative passions and an even stronger sense of Mexican identity. With vivid detail, Frida in America recreates the pivotal journey that made Senora Rivera the world famous Frida Kahlo.

Blood upon the Sand

She'd worn a necklace of what looked to be long black thorns, and it was said Nayyan, before she'd become First Warden, had killed an ehrekh in the desert, and made a necklace from the thorns that bristled like a crown on its head.

Author: Bradley Beaulieu

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473203068

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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Çeda, an elite warrior in service to the kings of Sharakhai, is learning their secrets even as they send her on covert missions to further their rule. She has already uncovered the dark history of the asirim, but it's only when she bonds with them, chaining them to her will, that she feels their pain as her own. They hunger for release, they demand it, but their chains were forged by the gods themselves and are proving unbreakable. Çeda could become the champion the enslaved asirim have been waiting for, but the need to tread carefully has never been greater. The kings are hungry for blood, scouring the city in a ruthless quest for revenge, while Çeda's friend Emre and his new allies in the Moonless Host are laying plans to take advantage of the unrest in Sharakhai, and strike a major blow against the kings and their god-given powers. The shifting tides of power are fickle and dangerous, though. The Kings and the Moonless Host have their own agendas, as does the dangerous blood mage Hamzakiir, whose plotting uncovers a devastating secret that could shatter the power of the hated kings. But it may all be undone if Çeda cannot learn to control the growing anger of the asirim that threatens to overwhelm her...

Frida Kahlo

A year later, she painted Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird. In this striking reflection, Kahlo sits between a monkey and a panther. A thorn necklace adorned with a hummingbird sits around her neck. The thorns cause her ...

Author: Matt Doeden

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 9781541593329

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Decades after her death, Mexican artist Frida Kahlo remains an icon for Chicanos as well as for the feminist and LGBTQ+ movements. Read about her life as an artist and political activist.

Retratos

The 1940 Auiorreirato con collar dc espinas y Colibri (Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, pi. 95), is one of her most complex works. Kahlo presents herself to the viewer with an absent gaze, impassive before the events ...

Author: Marion Oettinger, Jr.

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300106275

Category: Art

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02 Retratos2,000 Years of Latin American PortraitsMarion Oettinger, Jr., Miguel A. Bretos, Carolyn Kinder Carr et al.A landmark survey of Latin American portraiture and its powerful significance throughout historyThe tradition of portraiture in Latin America is astonishingly long and rich. For over 2,000 years, portraits have been used to preserve the memory of the deceased, bolster the social standing of the aristocracy, mark the deeds of the mighty, advance the careers of politicians, record rites of passage, and mock symbols of the status quo. This beautiful and wide-ranging book—the first to explore the tradition of portraiture in Latin America from pre-Columbian times to the present day—features some 200 works from fifteen countries. Retratos (Portraits) presents an engaging variety of works by such well-known figures as Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Fernando Botero, and José Campeche as well as stunning examples by anonymous and obscure artists. Distinguished contributors discuss the significance of portraits in ancient Mayan civilizations, in the world of colonial Iberians, in the political struggles of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and in a remarkable range of other times and locations. With a wealth of informative details and exquisite color illustrations, Retratos invites readers to appreciate Latin American portraits and their many meanings as never before.F This book is the catalogue for the first exhibition of Latin American portraiture ever organized in the United States. The exhibition is on view at El Museo del Barrio, New York (December 3, 2004 to March 20, 2005); the San Diego Museum of Art (April 16 to June 12, 2005); the Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach (July 23 to October 2, 2005); the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, Washington, D.C. (October 21, 2005, to January 8, 2006; and the San Antonio Museum of Art (February 4 to April 30, 2006).Marion Oettinger, Jr., is senior curator and curator of Latin American art at the San Antonio Museum of Art; Miguel A. Bretos is senior scholar at the National Portrait Gallery, Washington; Caroline Kinder Karr is deputy and chief curator at the National Portrait Gallery, Washington. Contributors to the book include Elizabeth P. Benson; Christopher B. Donnan; Kirsten Hammer; María Concepción García Sáiz; Renato Gonzáles Mello; Luis Pérez Oramos; Luis-Martin Lozano; and Teodoro Vidal. Retratos2,000 Years of Latin American PortraitsMarion Oettinger, Jr., Miguel A. Bretos, Carolyn Kinder Carr et al.A landmark survey of Latin American portraiture and its powerful significance throughout historyThe tradition of portraiture in Latin America is astonishingly long and rich. For over 2,000 years, portraits have been used to preserve the memory of the deceased, bolster the social standing of the aristocracy, mark the deeds of the mighty, advance the careers of politicians, record rites of passage, and mock symbols of the status quo. This beautiful and wide-ranging book—the first to explore the tradition of portraiture in Latin America from pre-Columbian times to the present day—features some 200 works from fifteen countries. Retratos (Portraits) presents an engaging variety of works by such well-known figures as Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Fernando Botero, and José Campeche as well as stunning examples by anonymous and obscure artists. Distinguished contributors discuss the significance of portraits in ancient Mayan civilizations, in the world of colonial Iberians, in the political struggles of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and in a remarkable range of other times and locations. With a wealth of informative details and exquisite color illustrations, Retratos invites readers to appreciate Latin American portraits and their many meanings as never before.F This book is the catalogue for the first exhibition of Latin American portraiture ever organized in the United States. The exhibition is on view at El Museo del Barrio, New York (December 3, 2004 to March 20, 2005); the San Diego Museum of Art (April 16 to June 12, 2005); the Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach (July 23 to October 2, 2005); the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, Washington, D.C. (October 21, 2005, to January 8, 2006; and the San Antonio Museum of Art (February 4 to April 30, 2006).Marion Oettinger, Jr., is senior curator and curator of Latin American art at the San Antonio Museum of Art; Miguel A. Bretos is senior scholar at the National Portrait Gallery, Washington; Caroline Kinder Karr is deputy and chief curator at the National Portrait Gallery, Washington. Contributors to the book include Elizabeth P. Benson; Christopher B. Donnan; Kirsten Hammer; María Concepción García Sáiz; Renato Gonzáles Mello; Luis Pérez Oramos; Luis-Martin Lozano; and Teodoro Vidal.

The Glitter in the Green

Her painting Self Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird features her looking squarely from the canvas, her gaze direct and challenging, a black monkey behind one shoulder and a black cat behind the other, and a black hummingbird ...

Author: Jon Dunn

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781526613110

Category: Nature

Page: 336

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'Exceedingly well-researched and packed with fascinating lore, it should appeal to avid birders and general readers alike' - WALL STREET JOURNAL 'As gleaming and mesmeric as its tiny subject' VANITY FAIR 'Ever thoughtful and engaging, Jon Dunn pursues these dazzling creatures through dust and jungle to the chillier shores at the far end of the world' - BENEDICT ALLEN 'Enticing ... brilliant ... a warm-hearted and enthusiastic triumph of nature writing' - TIM DEE No family of birds has quite the compelling allure offered by the hummingbird. For centuries they have captured our imaginations: revered by Native Americans, coveted by European collectors and admired worldwide for their jewel-like plumage, acrobatic flight and immense character. Though their renown extends throughout the world, hummingbirds are found exclusively in the Americas. Small in stature yet fiercely tenacious, they have conquered every habitat imaginable: from boreal woodlands to deserts, mangrove swamps to volcanic slopes, and on islands both tropical and sub-polar. The Glitter in the Green takes us on an unforgettable journey in search of the most remarkable examples of this wildly variable family. There's the Bee Hummingbird in Cuba, the smallest species of bird to have ever lived; the diminutive Rufous Hummingbird, whose annual migration exceeds 3,000 miles; and the critically endangered Juan Fernández Firecrown, marooned on the remote Pacific island that inspired Robinson Crusoe. Jon Dunn brings us closer than ever before to these magnificent creatures, exploring a heady mix of rare birds, a history redolent with mythology, and the colourful stories of the people obsessed with hummingbirds through the ages. With great passion for his subject and a taste for adventure, Dunn transports us to wondrous landscapes from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, and invites us into the kaleidoscopic world of the hummingbird – the bird that has won the hearts and minds of mankind for millennia.

Island of Legends

mother—not just because of the orange eyes or the thorny necklace she wore, but because Copper looked like an older version of Sky, only with lighter hair and skin. “I've talked to my mother about taking the thorn necklace off.

Author: Lisa McMann

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781442493285

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 496

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Divided by their society into Wanted and Unwanted at thirteen, estranged twin brothers Aaron and Alex have both run into trouble--as mage of Artime, Alex must defend the island from attack, while Aaron continues to scheme to take over the islands and getrid of the Unwanteds altogether.

Barcelona 2004 Edges of Experience Memory and Emergence

Her martyrdom is symbolized by drops of blood around the thorn necklace she is wearing. According to pre-Hispanic traditions, thorns were used in self-sacrifice rituals, but in Frida's case, they represent her inclination toward ...

Author: Lyn Cowan

Publisher: Daimon

ISBN: 9783856307073

Category: Jungian psychology

Page: 235

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The stimulating program featured clinical, artistic, historical and other interests and concerns of Jungian Psychology today, with wide-ranging presentations and events. From the Contents: Cultural Complexes in the Group and the Individual Psyche by Thomas Singer, Sam Kimbles Descent and Emergence Symbolized in Four Alchemical Paintings by Dyane Sherwood An Archetypal Approach to Drugs and AIDS: A Brazilian Perspective by Dartiu Xavier da Silveira Frida Kahlo by Mathy Hemsari Cassab Images from ARAS: Healing our Sense of Exile from Nature by Ami Ronnberg Trauma and Individuation by Ursula Wirtz Human Being Human: Subjectivity and the Individuation of Culture by Christopher Hauke Studies of Analytical Long-Term Therapy by Wolfram Keller, Rainer Dilg & Seth Isaiah Rubin Analysis in the Shadow of Terror by Henry Abramovitch Ethics in the IAAP – A New Resource by Luigi Zoja, Liliana Wahba & Hester Solomon Hope Abandoned and Recovered in the Psychoanalytic Situation by Donald Kalsched In the Footsteps of Eranos by P. Kugler, H. Kawai, D. Miller, G. Quispel & R. Hinshaw The Self, the Symbolic and Synchronicity by George Hogenson Memory and Emergence by John Dourley Bild, Metapher & Symbol: An der Grenze der kommunizierbaren Erfahrung by M. Krapp Broken Vessels – Living in two Worlds: Some Aspects of Working with Clients with a Physical Disability by Kathrin Asper & Elizabeth Martigny

Sociology Looks at the Arts

Today, many of us are more familiar with Kahlo's moving Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird than the political murals of her husband, Diego Rivera (1886– 1957), and O'Keefe's hauntingly sensual paintings of flowers, ...

Author: Julia Rothenberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317913283

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

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Sociology Looks at the Arts is intended as a concise yet nuanced introduction to the sociology of art. This book will provide a foundation for teaching and discussing a range of questions and perspectives used by sociologists who study the relationship between the arts – including music, performing arts, visual arts, literature, film and new media – and society.

Imaginarium Sightings Galleries Sightlines

Frida Kahlo, Selfportrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird I think it's the audacity, the insouciant composure. Christ's martyrdom appropriated. Mexico, and life-beyond, she had her own calvaries. Polio. Traffic wounds. Pierced womb.

Author: A. Robert Lee

Publisher: 2Leaf Press

ISBN: 9781940939063

Category: Poetry

Page: 126

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IMAGINARIUM: SIGHTINGS, GALLERIES, SIGHTLINES, A. Robert Lee’s latest collection of poetry, turns on two connecting keynotes: imagination and sight. Across a broad canvas each of its sequences explores the ways we go about imagining as much as seeing reality. Sightings, which opens the book, turns upon a dozen or so celebrated paintings, among them J.M.W. Turner and Frida Kahlo. Galleriesextends the usual meaning of the term to include vantage-points like a French archeological cave, a Bosphorus Straits crossing and a Tokyo station. Sightlines frames a run of personal encounters within the heights and widths of buildings and landscapes – whether different Metro stations, or a major Japanese waterfall or Memphis’s Beale Street. IMAGINARIUM explores yet other kinds of seeing, including poems that use bird flight as metaphors of imagination, airplane travel and its larger meanings of self-journey, Science Fiction film and the envisioning of other worlds, a roster of US photography, and imagination itself as a process to be imagined. In sum the reader is invited into a two-way exchange, imagination as seeing, seeing as imagination.

Island of Fire

The thorn necklace jabbed deeper into his skin, sending pain searing through him. He couldn't go any farther. After a moment, the kitten reappeared. Sam pointed to his neck and to the leash, trying to explain.

Author: Lisa McMann

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781442458468

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 480

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The magical world of Artimâe is gone and the Unwanteds are looking to Alex Stowe for answers, but while his twin brother Aaron continues to build his army in Quill, a very dangerous common enemy is revealed.

Rage Against the Manuscript

Francesca Lia Block's part-memoir, part-writing-instructive, The Thorn Necklace. Jessica Brody's screenwriting technique Save the Cat! Writes a Novel. Lisa Cron's Story Genius. K. M. Weiland's Structuring Your Novel.

Author: Steff Green

Publisher: Rage Against the Manuscript

ISBN: 9780995134270

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Do you have a story you’re bursting to tell the world? Are you sick of being rejected by the publishing establishment? Do you want to inject a little punk rock, DIY ethos into your indie author career? In How to Rock Self-Publishing, bestselling indie author and publishing coach Steff Green shows you how to tell your story, find your readers, and build a badass author brand. As a self-published author you’ll learn how to: Define your measure of success and set attainable goals. Create an exciting author brand you want to write under forever. Tame your monkey mind and consolidate your gazillion ideas into a solid plan. Choose the best platforms, editors, designers, and tools to create a high-quality book. Plan a compelling book series in any genre that will have your readers chomping for more. Write faster, release more often, and enjoy what you create. Spot trends and gaps in the market where you can add your unique voice. Publish your book in print, ebook, and audio with all the nuts and bolts. Launch with a BANG! – including handy launch checklists. Create an engaging author platform to turn your readers into lifelong fans. Find unique and emerging opportunities in self-publishing to build your audience and earn a living. Steff breaks down the 11-step process that’s seen her go from failed archaeologist and obscure music blogger to a USA Today bestseller with a six-figure income. With dozens of examples from across the publishing landscape and real-talk from her own career, Steff shows how imagination, creativity, and perseverance can help you achieve your dreams. How to Rock Self-Publishing isn’t just a book about writing, it’s about grabbing your dreams by the balls, living faster, harder and louder, and cranking your art up to 11.

A Twisted Fate

He handed me the thorn necklace from one of my earlier premonitions. The one that looked too outrageously dangerous to hang around one's neck. He told me he wanted me to wear it. I took it, examining the jewelry carefully before draping ...

Author: Kaylyn Dunn

Publisher: Kaylyn Dunn

ISBN: 9781980555285

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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“No matter how unwilling they were to admit it. They were all aware – no, they were all sure of the likely possibility of me being a bloodthirsty demon. Maybe it was more true than I realized.” 300 years ago, during the Salem Witch Trials, two organizations emerged to destroy each other. The Hunters of the Leadership and the Council of Witches. When a woman is wrongly accused and put to death, the Council puts a prophecy in place that a girl would be born with so much strength and sorcery that she’d be a mortal god, strong enough to rip the world in two with sheer will. On her seventeenth birthday she would come into her power and use it to avenge her fallen ancestors, free her persecuted kin, and flatten the earth. As a counteract, the Leadership too told of a girl who would bring the first to her knees in an epic war. Present day, Evangeline Welt has become a little too comfortable with her mundane routine. Completely unaware of who she and what she is meant to do, she thinks it’s all just an elaborate bedtime story when her best friend tells her she’s a witch. But when he whisks her away just before she is murdered, she begins to think there is some merit to what he’s saying. Not fond of the idea of being a weapon she begins on a trek across the country, meeting people who grant her safety and comfort; and family who provide her with answers. All in the effort to discover if she’s truly the genocidal maniac she is said to be in the two weeks before her birthday.

Island of Shipwrecks

Her voice was still a bit raspy from the thorn necklace she'd worn up until her recent rescue. “I wonder if it's something we can fix.” She came up to the broken edge of the ship and took an expert look all around inside.

Author: Lisa McMann

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781442493315

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 464

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Alex and his friends from Artimâe are stranded on a newly-discovered island, and they are not alone, while in Quill, his twin Aaron's power base grows as he joins with an unlikely ally in a risky plan to finally conquer Artimâe.

Island of Dragons

And then he tilted his head the slightest bit , revealing the thorn necklace below his pirate - shirt collar . He looked away , and in doing so reminded Copper not to let her gaze rest too long on him . Alongside the fear grew a tiny ...

Author: Lisa McMann

Publisher: Aladdin

ISBN: 9781442493384

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 544

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Twins Alex and Aaron Stowe are put to the ultimate test to fulfill their destinies and save both Quill and Artimé from the deadliest enemy the cities have ever faced in the thrilling conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Unwanteds series, which Kirkus Reviews called “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter.” Head mage Alexander Stowe and his friends successfully fended off the latest threat to their magical world of Artimé with the help of a surprise ally. United at last, they’re exploring exciting new territory. But old enemies have secretly been plotting against them, and danger strikes when they’re most vulnerable. Now Alex must lead his people in a final epic battle, one they can’t hope to win alone. Loyalties will be tested, and powerful new abilities will emerge on both sides of the war that could change everything. Will Artimé finally know peace or will all that Alex and his people have fought for be destroyed forever?