In Love And War Import
First published in 1968, "The Empty Space" is a timeless analysis of theatre, from perhaps the most influential director of the twentieth century. In "The Empty Space," groundbreaking director Peter Brook draws on a life in love with the stage to explore the issues facing any theatrical performance. Here he describes important developments in theatre from the last century, as well as smaller scale events, from productions by Stanislavsky to the rise of Method Acting, from Brecht's revolutionary alienation technique to the free form happenings of the 1960s, and from the different styles of such great Shakespearean actors as John Gielgud and Paul Scofield to a joyous impromptu performance in the burnt-out shell of the Hamburg Opera just after the war.
FIVE TRANSPORTING STORIES AND FIVE UNFORGETTABLE LIVES, LINKED ACROSS CENTURIES Throughout this masterpiece of fiction, exquisitely drawn and unforgettable characters risk their bodies, hearts, and minds in pursuit of the manna of human connection. Between soldier and lover, parent and child, servant and master, and artist and muse, important pleasures and pains are born out of love, separations, and missed opportunities: - Young Geoffrey Talbot meets dark-eyed Giselle in France during the Second World War.
The Bhagavad Gita is often regarded as the Bible of India. With a gripping story and deeply compelling message, it is unquestionably one of the most popular sacred texts of Asia and, along with the Bible and the Qur'an, one of the most important holy scriptures in the world. Part of an ancient Hindu epic poem, the dialogue of the Bhagavad Gita takes place on a battlefield, where a war for the possession of a North Indian kingdom is about to ensue between two noble families related by blood.
One climbed to the very top of the social ladder, the other chose to live among tramps. One was a celebrity at twenty-three, the other virtually unknown until his dying days. One was right-wing and religious, the other a socialist and an atheist. Yet, as this ingenious and important new book reveals, at the heart of their lives and writing, Evelyn Waugh and George Orwell were essentially the same man.
Shortlisted for the 2013 Best Translated Book Awards. .".The poet comes into possession of an important, essential message, one that has the prestige and mystery of eternity." -Daniel Cristea-Enache For the first time in English: the beloved poems of Nichita Stanescu, Romania's most influential postwar poet. In his world, angels and mysterious forces converse with the everyday and earthbound while love and a quest for truth remain central.
Poetry. Italian History. Washington Prize winner, second edition. John Bradley's persona Roberto Zingarello allows him to become post-war Italy: in love, revenge, and confusion, he sings loose the past, questioning and questing into the uncertain future. "We need more characters like Zingarello in American poetry and more poets like Bradley who will step out of bounds to shake us with writing that is so different and important.
Excerpt from The Two Spies: Nathan Hale and John Andre This little volume contains a brief account of the most important events in the life-career of two notable spies in our War for Independence, Nathan Hale and John Andre. They were both young men, well educated, endowed with genius and ability for conspicuous achievements, brave and accomplished soldiers, pure and virtuous in private character, truthful, manly, refined in thoughts and manners, handsome in person, lovely in disposition, and beloved by all who knew them.
Rosie Revere is no stranger to flops and fails, kerfuffles and catastrophes. After all, she's an engineer, and engineering is all about perseverance! But sometimes, Rosie has a really important project to tackle-one that feels much bigger than herself. When Rosie's beloved Aunt Rose and her pals the Raucous Riveters-a gaggle of fun-loving gals who built airplanes during World War II-need her help, it's up to Rosie to save the day.
This uncompromising biography tells the story of a wounded D-Day veteran, a deserter, a violent drunk, a loving father who abandoned his first child, a boxer and brawler, a wife-beater, a bigamist, and a passionately romantic lover. It is also, most importantly, the story of a poet. Vernon Scannell wrote some of the finest poetry to come out of the Second World War.
An enigmatic man, known only as Oak, lives at the Menger Hotel in San Antonio. He offers to find anyone, anywhere, for a fee. Follow his exploits as he looks for missing Confederate war veterans, cattle rustlers, errant husbands, and kidnapped young girls. Then go to Houston with Oak as he attempts the most important search as he seeks the love of his life.