Poems from the Madhouse

Author: Sandy Jeffs,Deborah Staines

Publisher: Spinifex Press

ISBN: 9781875559206

Category: Poetry

Page: 124

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An award-winning joint volume of poetry, Sandy Jeffs invites the reader into the world of schizophrenia, while Deborah Staines evokes the mythic past and the technological future.
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The Wings of Angels

A Memoir of Madness

Author: Sandy Jeffs

Publisher: Spinifex Press

ISBN: 9781876756512

Category: Poetry

Page: 100

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Not since Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton has anyone written so candidly about madness. Able to manipulate key images, she moves from Niobe in 'widow's shroud' to Kali in a regal gown of grotesque death. The way is memorably peopled by the Pilot, the Hand, the guardian of the Gate -- a modern Cerberus with three heads: Ken Barbie and Ronald McDonald. Her poetry has a stark dignity, capable of conveying 'shudders of intense fear'. Yet who'd believe that Jeffs, in the midst of rigors, can access a voice both wild and funny? Not only does she plumb the depths of human experience in her journey into madness, she is also prepared to share that journey with her readers. In a realm where nightmares wrestle with dreams, where death by devouring is a way-station, where the underworld becomes a tourist destination. Sandy Jeffs' leavening sense of humour peoples her darkness with the sirens of the supermarket, a tinsel paradise and high-tech technicolour Armageddon. After all, God is only a word and angels, although mad, sing the wanderer into paradise.
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The Mad Poet's Tea Party

Author: Sandy Jeffs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781742199498

Category: Australian poetry

Page: 67

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but I am madness and madness is me it holds you captive like a hapless bunny caught in the headlights. In this moving collection of poems, award-winning writer Sandy Jeffs shares her journey through madness over four decades, drawing inspiration from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and the motley gathering of characters at the Mad Hatter's tea party. Both delightful and insightful, playful and serious, witty and whimsical, The Mad Poet's Tea Party provides a devastating commentary on how our society treats those with mental illness from the perspective of someone who has experienced all its interventions. It captures in poetic form the enigmas and contradiction in madness.
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Blood Relations

Author: Sandy Jeffs

Publisher: Spinifex Press

ISBN: 9781875559985

Category: Poetry

Page: 108

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The poems in this collection are an evocative documentation of the harrowing experiences of a child living in a hostile and unhappy home. The reader is shown the pain, the bitterness and the mixed emotions that accompany the experiences of growing up in a family torn apart by domestic violence and alcoholism. Memory is tested by remembering what one does not want to remember.
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Flying With Paper Wings

Reflections on Living With Madness

Author: Sandy Jeffs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780980665109

Category: Schizophrenics

Page: 270

View: 1914

Sandy Jeffs grew up and went to school in Ballarat. She has lived with schizophrenia and all its moods for 33 years. She has published many articles and five volumes of poetry, concerned with the disparate topics of madness, domestic violence, the trials and tribulations of playing midweek ladies' tennis and the mad world in which we live - and some of these have inspired other artists to compose music, libretto and dance. Sandy has also become a community educator who speaks to school kids, university students, community groups and clinicians about what it is like to live with a mental illness. Her home, with friends human and animal, is at Christmas Hills, in the country near Melbourne, 'where it's Christmas every day'.
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Beyond Psychoppression

A Feminist Alternative Therapy

Author: Betty McLellan

Publisher: Spinifex Press

ISBN: 9781875559336

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

View: 7935

A guide to therapy that explores the intersection between the personal and the political.
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Die Oden des Horaz in Reimstrophen

In Reimstrophen verdeutscht und zu einem Lebensbilde des Dichters

Author: Horaz

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3111638723

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 162

View: 4212

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Southern Writers

A New Biographical Dictionary

Author: Joseph M. Flora,Amber Vogel

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 0807131237

Category: Reference

Page: 504

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This new edition of Southern Writers assumes its distinguished predecessor's place as the essential reference on literary artists of the American South. Broadly expanded and thoroughly revised, it boasts 604 entries-nearly double the earlier edition's-written by 264 scholars. For every figure major and minor, from the venerable and canonical to the fresh and innovative, a biographical sketch and chronological list of published works provide comprehensive, concise, up-to-date information. Here in one convenient source are the South's novelists and short story writers, poets and dramatists, memoirists and essayists, journalists, scholars, and biographers from the colonial period to the twenty-first century. What constitutes a "southern writer" is always a matter for debate. Editors Joseph M. Flora and Amber Vogel have used a generous definition that turns on having a significant connection to the region, in either a personal or literary sense. New to this volume are younger writers who have emerged in the quarter century since the dictionary's original publication, as well as older talents previously unknown or unacknowledged. For almost every writer found in the previous edition, a new biography has been commissioned. Drawn from the very best minds on southern literature and covering the full spectrum of its practitioners, Southern Writers is an indispensable reference book for anyone intrigued by the subject.
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Killing Mr Griffin

Author: Lois Duncan

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 364107973X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

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Faszinierend, schockierend und atemberaubend spannend – Psychothriller mit Tiefgang Highschool-Lehrer Mr Griffin ist streng, unerbittlich und verhasst. So sehr, dass ihm Mark und seine Clique eine Lektion erteilen wollen – und ihn kidnappen. Doch ihr perfider Plan geht nicht auf. Denn plötzlich stirbt Mr Griffin an einer ungeahnten Herzschwäche! Statt zur Polizei zu gehen, beschließen die Freunde, ihre Tat zu vertuschen und verstricken sich immer tiefer in ein Netz aus Lügen, falschen Alibis und ängstlichem Schweigen. Nur einer bewahrt kühlen Kopf – und geht über weitere Leichen!
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Ein Leben

Author: Stacy Schiff

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641083311

Category: History

Page: 448

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Die glänzend erzählte Lebensgeschichte der legendären ägyptischen Königin Kleopatra VII., letzter weiblicher Pharao Ägyptens, ist heute hinter Mythen, übler Nachrede und märchenhafter Schönheit verborgen. Stacy Schiff , Pulitzer-Preisträgerin, zeigt in ihrer Biografie dank intensiver Recherche und neuer Auswertung antiker Quellen nicht nur die laszive Verführerin und das intrigante Machtweib, sondern enthüllt eine außerordentlich starke Herrscherin – selbstbewusst, versiert in politischem Kalkül, diplomatisch und visionär. Detailfülle und Mut zum zugespitzten historischen Urteil, sprachliche Eleganz und provokantspritzige Porträts der mächtigen Mit- und Gegenspieler an Kleopatras Seite versetzen den Leser ins alte Reich am Nil mit seinem weltläufigen Charme und seiner machtpolitischen Unerbittlichkeit.
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Author: T. Williams

Publisher: N.A



Page: 131

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Author: Tim Parks

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 388897836X

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

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Harold Cleaver ist auf dem Höhepunkt seiner Karriere als Fernsehjournalist. Über sein denkwürdiges Interview mit dem amerikanischen Präsidenten spricht man im ganzen Land, nicht nur in London. Man spricht aber auch über das gerade erschienene Buch seines Sohnes, ein kaum verschlüsselter Roman über seinen Vater: "Im Schatten des Allmächtigen". Und plötzlich ist ihm klar, dass er weg muss. Weg von der medialen Öffentlichkeit, weg von seiner langjährigen Lebensgefährtin und den gemeinsamen Kindern. Das Bedürfnis nach Stille ist übermächtig. Er bucht einen Flug nach Mailand und fährt in ein entlegenes Dorf in Südtirol, um dort eine Hütte "über der Lärmgrenze" zu finden, wo er für niemanden mehr erreichbar ist. Wochen später, eingeschneit in dieser abgelegenen Hütte, muss er feststellen, dass die Stille kein Garant für Ruhe ist und dass nichts so verstörend ist wie die Stimmen im eigenen Kopf.
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Eighteenth-Century Poetry

An Annotated Anthology

Author: David Fairer,Christine Gerrard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118824784

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 688

View: 8065

Currently the definitive text in the field and now available inan expanded third edition, Eighteenth-Century Poetrypresents the rich diversity of English poetry from 1700-1800 inauthoritative texts and with full scholarly annotation. Balanced to reflect current interests and“favorites” (including prominent poets like Finch,Swift, Pope, Montagu, Johnson, Gray, Burns, and Cowper) as wellas less familiar material, offering a variety of voices andnew directions for research and learning Includes 46 new poems with more texts by women poets and theinclusion of four additional poets (Mary Barber, MehetabelWright, Anna Seward, and Mary Robinson); poems reflecting newecological approaches to 18th-century literature; and poems on theart of writing Accessible and user-friendly, with generous head notes, fullfoot-of-page annotations, an expanded thematic index, and avisually appealing text design
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Mercy's Madhouse


Author: William Byers

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412020212

Category: Poetry

Page: 90

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One hallmark of a serious religious sensibility is its relationship with the profane world. The challenge for a poet is to make both aspects truly convincing. The poet aims for poems where spirit acknowledges the ripe miseries of the gambling flesh and the flesh sings of spirit's exacting grace. William Byers is such a poet. He knows the world with the eyes of the military man who has stared at nuclear apocalypse and crusted vomit on a bar top and he knows the world with the hungry soul of one who has craved a greater love. His poems are deeply moving as they unsparingly show how we fall and how we sometimes rise, how we stutter and how we find the words that are astonishingly apt. This book is full of many such words in many careful forms. William Byers is a very accomplished American poet. Baron Wormser
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Author: Ted Hughes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492228800


Page: 205

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Darkened Rooms of Summer

New and Selected Poems

Author: Jared Carter

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803248571

Category: History

Page: 196

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For nearly half a century Jared Carter has been quietly mapping the American heartland. Line by line, his poetry has shown us the landscape, sounded the voices, conjured the music, and tested the silence of the ever-changing and yet ever-constant Midwest that figures so prominently in the American story. And yet what we find in Carter’s poetry is endlessly new. Here, in poems selected from his first five books, is the summer-long buzz of the cicada and the crack of the cue ball, the young rebel on his big Harley, and the YMCA secretary who backstrokes her way across the indoor pool. Here, too, are thirty new poems in fixed form that illustrate Carter’s continued quest for a poetry of “universal interest.” Taken together, these selections are, truly, poetry in the American grain.
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The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Poetry

Author: Joseph Bristow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139825879

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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This Companion to Victorian Poetry provides an introduction to many of the pressing issues that absorbed the attention of poets from the 1830s to the 1890s. It introduces readers to a range of topics - including historicism, patriotism, prosody, and religious belief. The thirteen specially-commissioned chapters offer insights into the works of well-known figures such as Matthew Arnold, Robert Browning and Alfred Tennyson, and the writings of women poets - like Michael Field, Amy Levy and Augusta Webster - whose contribution to Victorian culture has in more recent years been acknowledged by modern scholars. Revealing the breadth of the Victorians' experiments with poetic form, this Companion also discloses the extent to which their writings addressed the prominent intellectual and social questions of the day. The volume, which will be of interest to scholars and students alike, features a detailed chronology of the Victorian period and a comprehensive guide to further reading.
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Flashback Through the Heart

The Poetry of Yusef Komunyakaa

Author: Angela M. Salas

Publisher: Susquehanna University Press

ISBN: 9781575910826

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 178

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"Flashback Through the Heart: The Poetry of Yusef Komunyakaa seeks to address the conundrum of reading African-American poets as racial spokespeople, and to model alternative ways of addressing their work, thereby freeing them to set their own aesthetic agenda. While the larger point is that reading African-American authors as racial commentators rather than as artists results in profoundly limited interpretations of their work, this text seeks to make the point through a reading of Komunyakaa's career and his four most recent volumes of poetry. In doing so, the author seeks to convince readers that Komunyakaa has never been solely interested in dealing with the complexities of race in his work, although he does so to stunning effect in such works as Dien Cai Dau, a volume invoking the horrors of the war in Vietnam."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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