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The Vestal Virgin Room - Smith, C. W
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Smith, C. W:
The Vestal Virgin Room - First edition

2011, ISBN: 9780689114946

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City Lights Books. Paperback. New. Paperback. 70 pages. Dimensions: 6.8in. x 5.4in. x 0.4in.In the tradition of French poets like Francis Ponge, Pierre Reverdy, and Ren Char, The Tranquilized Tongue offers a series of prose meditations in the form of surrealist declaratives, each sentence unfolding like an alchemical riddle in which sounds, images, and figures appear, dissolve, and re-emerge to offer a glimpse of a complex unconscious roiling below the surface of everyday reality. Sometimes a paragraph, sometimes a sentence, occasionally just a fragment, each poem in The Tranquilized Tongue is a portal to new perspective on the everyday materials of reality as constituted through language itself. The postmodern classicism of language poetry meets the modernist romanticism of surrealism to startling effect in Bauss cabinet of curiosities. The eleventh volume of the City Lights Spotlight Poetry Series, The Tranquilized Tongue places Baus alongside such contemporary purveyors of the marvelous and speculative as Andrew Joron and Will Alexander. Eric Baus received an MFA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he studied with Peter Gizzi. Author of three previous poetry collections, including the prizewinning volumes The To Sound (2004) and The Scared Text (2011), Baus lives in Denver, Colorado, where he teaches writing and literature, works on digital audio archives of poetry, and co-edits Marcel Chapbooks. The poems comprising The Tranquilized Tongue propose a unique blend of Persian miniature and habanero pepper. The book is aburst with unremitting predication, each poem a merciless thought machine. Nathaniel MackeyFor over a decade now, Eric Baus has been one of the leading practitioners of a new kind of poem, one that draws as equally on the legacy of surrealism, the nouveau roman, and even the language poets, as it does on the Deep Listening practice of Pauline Oliveros, Alvin Luciers forays into resonant sound, the films of Charles and Ray Eames, and the voiceover of Sir David Attenborough narrating our insect and animal worlds. The Tranquilized Tongue speaks to us in a music capable of condensing geologic time into that of a microtonal interval: weird, warped, a little wobble on its newly hatched legs, this is a book where the word The will follow you like a gosling. Noah Eli GordonSpecial objects in our multiple worldfrom eggs to kings, from bees to caskets, from wings to statuesspawn themselves with other teeming objects in a fertile generation of aphoristic actions calmed by the clarity of prose poems framed as linked short stories. The scintillating tensions between febrile nouns, adjectival properties, and active claims all in their phonemic bliss create an elegant surrealism charged with the primary mystery of Bauss lexicon. Rachel Blau DuPlessisBeginning with the Pocket Poets Series and the publication of Howl, City Lights has played a vital role in American poetry for over 50 years. City Lights Spotlight shines a light on the wealth of innovative American poetry being written today, publishing accomplished figures known in the poetry community as well as young emerging poets, using the cultural visibility of City Lights to bring their work to a wider audience. In doing so, we also seek to draw attention to those small presses publishing such authors. As City Lights founder, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, wrote in his recent Poetry as Insurgent Art, If you would be a poet, experiment with all manner of poetics . . . to create your own limbic, your own underlying voice, your ur voice. With City Lights Spotlight, we seek to maintain this standard of innovation and inclusiveness, publishing highly original poetry from across the cultural spectrum, and reaffirming our longstanding commitment to this most ancient and stubbornly enduring form of art. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN, Momence,IL, Commerce,GA., City Lights Books, New York: Carroll & Graf Pub.. Very Good. 2003. ARC. Softcover. 0786709995 . Advanced Reading Copy, debut novel by a celebrated Tasmanian poet. Original off white paper wraps w/black, scuffed badly on the tail end of the spine w half loss of Publishers name. Publisher release flyer laid in. Clean and tight copy. The story follows the early life of James Molloy, a New South Wales boy who hears voices and sees colors inside his head. James is not initially aware of his difference from other children, though his behavior raises concerns in school. Not until he is in high school and meets Stephanie, who is also schizophrenic, does he learn about his illness and the role medication can play in managing its manifestations. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall ., Carroll & Graf Pub., 2003, London: Little, Brown & Company. As New in As New dust jacket. 2001. First Edition. Hardcover. 0316857629 . Dark blue boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket which is not price-clipped. There is a former owner's small b/w name and address sticker on the top corner of the front free endpaper, otherwise there are No Inscriptions or other Marks. (xv) + 864 pp. Illustrated with b/w plates and photographs. Envoi: What Next? ; Notes; Bibliography. Overall, this is an Excellent, Clean, Tight and Bright, 'As New' copy. " Lawrence James investigates the role played by war in the making of Britain, its national identity and character. This is popular history at its very best: incisive, Informative and accessible; Immaculately researched and hugely readable." ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall ., Little, Brown & Company, 2001, Disney-Hyperion. Hardcover. New. Hardcover. 224 pages. McCutcheon Daniels life is full of bone-cracking violence. As a star fighter in the gritty underground Mixed Martial Arts circuit in the poorest section of Detroit, McCutcheon fights under the tutelage of his volatile and violent father, not so much for himself but to survive as protector of his beloved five-year old sister, Gemma. We get to know McCutcheon as he battles opponents who are literally trying to kill him. Mr. Freedman, his science teacher, spots his intellectual potential, befriends him, and encourages him to enter the lottery for a scholarship to an elite charter school so he can obtain a first-class education. He is at first dead-set against the idea, and of course his tyrannical father forbids it. But the schools headmaster, Kaitlyn, a student assigned to be his guide, and Mr. Freedman continue to encourage him to consider it. His father and the Priests, the local Mafia-like crew that run Detroits organized crime, have other plans for McCutcheon. For them, he is simply a tool to make them money. And when that cash flow is threatened, his father hits McCutcheon where it hurts most-he hides Gemma and threatens his own son that hell never see his beloved sister again if he doesnt play by the Priests rules. For the first time in his life, McCutcheon reaches out for help. Mr. Freedman turns out to have a very mysterious past and not only helps McCutcheon find his sister but also his mother who had simply disappeared on McCutcheons 13th birthday. All seems well, but happy endings arent really something McCutcheon feels he can rely on. And he may be right. A ferocious novel, Caged Warrior is like a great fight movie, a tour-de-force of relentless conflict, but one that is leavened with rich characters and meaningful and loving relationships. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN, Momence,IL, Commerce,GA., Disney-Hyperion, Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. 600 grammes; 234 pages, list of illustrations, list of Spencer Tracy's films and index. Text is illustrated with 15 black-and-white photographs. Blue coloured boards with silver writing on the spine and silver printers' cartouche to the lower spine edge. Minor bumping to the head and to the heel of the spine and a little rubbing to the book corners. Shelfwear to the lower book edges. Browining to the paper edges and staining to the lower paper edges. Photographic dust wrapper, showing Spencer Tracy as an old man and on the back dust wrapper panel as a younger man. Dark blue coloured background with red and white writing on the front panel and white and yellow on the spine. Small white printers' cartouche to the lower spine edge. Some crumpling to the head and to the heel of the spine and a little rubbing to the other dust wrapper edges. Previous bookseller's sticker to the lower right hand corner of the front fold over. The biography of Spencer Tracy, one of the most enduring and talented of the golden age movie actors. " Of Spencer Tracy, Lawrence Olivier once said: ' I have learned more about acting from watching Tracy than any other way. He has great truth in everything he does.' Just how close Spencer Tracy was to both Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde -- whom he played in one of his most celebrated films -- has never before now been truthfully discussed. In Spencer Tracy: Tragic Idol, Bill Davidson exposes for the first time being more troubled side of one of Hollywood's most loved and legendary actors." -- from the front fold over blurb. This is the first UK edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We haven't taken a picture of this book yet. Please email us and we will send you a picture. Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; Biography ; Film ; ISBN: 0283995068. ISBN/EAN: 9780283995064. Inventory No: 0104358. ., Sidgwick & Jackson, 1987, London: J. M. Dent & Sons, 1970. A volume of five plays intended both to supplement other collections of plays in the Everyman series and to be usual in itself by providing a representative selection of the Elizabethan and Jacobean drama created by contemporaries of Shakespeare. Clean, bright text with some odd annotation to margins and previous owner's name to ffep.. Reprint. Soft Cover. Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall., J. M. Dent & Sons, 1970, National Geographic Society. Paperback. New. Paperback. 448 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 6.4in. x 1.3in.Probably the most comprehensive history of black baseball available in one booka must-read for any student of the game. Cincinnati Enquirer Hogan sets the teams and leagues in the cultural and economic context of the black experience and the communities in which they played, broadening the books appeal to anyone interested in this fascinating chapter in American history. The Christian Science Monitor An outstanding tribute. Linda Paige Shelby, daughter of Satchel Paige An incredible story. Bud Selig, Commissioner of Major League Baseball Celebrating African Americas contribution to our great national pastime, this comprehensive, lively history combines vivid narrative, visual impact, and newly discovered statistics to recreate the excitement and passion of the Negro Leagues. Packed with stories, biographical essays, scores of archival photographs, and other evocative artifacts, the book is an important contribution to sports history and a fitting tribute to legendary baseball stars such as Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, Martin Dihigo, Cool Papa Bell, and many more, who were shadowed by racial prejudice, but now shine forth in all their sparkling brilliance. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN, Momence,IL, Commerce,GA., National Geographic Society, Cumberland House Publishing. Paperback. New. Paperback. 320 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 5.9in. x 0.9in.Ever since the first caveman sketched out the bison hunts on the walls of the Lascaux caves 16, 000 years ago, mankind has found a way to communicate. For centuries the letter was the primary form of communication across any distance. Kings, popes, lords, heads of state, scholars, authors -- all used pen and paper to plot against one another, gossip, woo and win each others hearts, and play intricate games of intrigue. In the 21 stories in Murder Most Postal, all by masters of the mystery genre, the mail takes center stage. Edgar Allan Poe is here with his classic detective tale of a letter gone astray and the cunning way in which it is retrieved. Lawrence Block tells of the correspondence between a death-row inmate and the brother of the woman he killed, and of the deadly consequences for both. Ellery Queen investigates a puzzling philatelic theft. And Matt Costello writes of letters in cyberspace, as a man pours out his heart to a stranger in a chat room in the last messages he will ever write. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN., Cumberland House Publishing, New York: Hill and Wang, 1965. First paperback edition; contributors include Anna Maria Barlow, Kenneth Cameron, Lawrence Osgood, Lorees Yerby, and 6 others; 264pp.. First Edition. Soft Cover. VG+/No Jacket., Hill and Wang, 1965, Kalpaz Publications/Gyan Books Pvt Ltd, 2005. .. Hardcover. New. .. .. Searchesent appreciation intends to analyze Maugham`s novels, Essays and other writings from the dialectical perspective. It dialectically probes the consequence and extent to Man`s incessant Search for emancipation and its ultimate impact upon his materialistic leanings. It brings into focus how man while facing the odds of the modern living feels himself at loggerheads with the bizarre out side world. What is striking is that it characteristically delineates new meanings, contours and dimensions of human bondage that persist in the modern Scientific paradise emphasizing man`s lingering need to come up the mechanics of the mercantile society. As Maugham is a complete artist with a dialectical vision, his Art and vision; his Ethics and aesthetics and above all, his aspirations for attaining emancipation from the life of bondage, loneliness and alienation from the mainstream-life, receive impetus from dialectical art. Maugham emphatically writes that the realistic cult of Writing is no more relevant to address the issues emanating from the inadvertence and ambiguities of the scientific and the mercantile society. At the same time the book puts emphasis on Man`s need to take into account the basic fact that instinctual patterns too Play a significant role in the making of man. Maugham has often been regarded as a writer in the naturalistic tradition. The present appreciation, instead, places Maugham in the dialectical tradition. For identifying Maugham merely as the Naturalistic writer is too simplistic to present his delineation of art in the correct perspective. Maugham is a critic of no lesser repute. In the writer`s point of view, Fiction, says Maugham, is an art and the Purpose of art is to please. Unlike many of his contemporaries, he opines that it is the element of pleasure that essentially makes reading enjoyable. Maugham aesthetically concentrates on the inertia of the self saying that `I am only conscious to know what is in me is disagreeable to them`. The Doctrine of the inner self is the inbuilt vehicle, which gives impetus to his characters to define the self in the bizarre outside world. Maugham is ranked along with Flaubert, Arnold Bennet, Oscar Wilde, James Joyce and Henry James keeping in view of the art of Flaubert, Shaw, Wells, Bennet, Eliot, W.B. Yeats, D.H. Lawrence, Conrad, Bertrand Russell and Spinoza, Maugham`s art and literature have comprehensively been dealt with at length. Relevance of Somerset Maugham`s art and literature will go on to move up millions of people with the turn of the new century. Contents: Searche Introduction 1. Portrait of the Artist 2. Ethics and Aesthetics 3. Maugham and the Contemporary Literature 4. Ethical Imagination 5. Labyrinth of Loneliness 6. Of Human Bondage 7. Search for Freedom 8. Post Script Printed Pages: 252., Kalpaz Publications/Gyan Books Pvt Ltd, 2005, Brilliance Audio. No binding. New. Audio CD. Dimensions: 5.5in. x 5.0in. x 0.8in.When Chicago detective Alec Buchanan is offered a prime position with the FBI, he takes it as the perfect opportunity to leave the Windy City and follow in his brothers footsteps to the top echelons of law enforcement. But first he must complete one last assignment: acting as a glorified bodyguard to hotel heiress Regan Hamilton Madison. The gorgeous exec has become entangled in some potentially deadly business: Someone has e-mailed her a graphic crime-scene photo - and the victim is no stranger. Regan suspects that the trouble started when she agreed to help a journalist friend expose a shady self-help guru who preys on lonely, vulnerable women. In fact, the smooth-as-an-oil-slick Dr. Lawrence Shields may have been responsible for the death of one of his devotees. Hoping to find some damning evidence, Regan attends a Shields seminar. At the gathering, the doctor persuades his guests to partake in an innocent little cleansing exercise. He asks them to make a list of the people who have hurt or deceived them over the years, and poses the question: Would your world be a better place if these people ceased to exist Treating the exercise as a game, Regan plays along. The experience is all but forgotten - until the first person on Regans list turns up dead. Shock turns to horror when other names from the list start to surface as corpses, and a harrowing tango of desire and death is set into motion. Now brutal murders seem to stalk Regans every move - and a growing attraction to Alec may compromise her safety, while stirring up tender emotions she thought she could no longer feel. Yet as the danger intensifies and a serial killer circles ever closer, Regan must discover who has turned her private revenge fantasies into grisly reality. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN, Momence,IL, Commerce,GA., Brilliance Audio, Oxford University Press, USA. Paperback. New. Paperback. 512 pages. Dimensions: 7.6in. x 5.0in. x 1.0in.The Federalist Papers--85 essays published in the winter of 1787-8 in the New York press--are some of the most crucial and defining documents in American political history, laying out the principles that still guide our democracy today. The three authors--Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay--were respectively the first Secretary of the Treasury, the fourth President, and the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in American history. 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Dimensions: 8.2in. x 6.1in. x 0.8in.Do you know a future Jayhawk whos old enough to begin learning their alphabet and numbersKansas Jayhawks ABCs and 1-2-3s is an alphabet and counting book that teaches kids ages 2-7 all about KU!The universitys well-known mascot, the Jayhawk, guides the child reader through the book, teaching numbers, letters, colors, and points of interest about KU. For example, A is for Allen Fieldhouse, KUs legendary basketball arena. B is for Blue, one of the school colors and L is for Lawrence, the Jayhawks hometown. In addition to colorful characters and interesting facts, the book features an interactive push button that plays short audio clips of the KU Fight Song, the famous Rock-Chalk chant and other well-known themes associated with the University of Kansas. Kansas Jayhawks ABCs and 1-2-3s follows in the tradition of fine KU books from Ascend Books of Overland Park, Kansas, including At Home in the Phog, Coach Bill Self; A Good Place to Stop, by broadcaster Max Falkenstien; Rising to New Heights, by former KU quarterback Todd Reesing; and Reed All About It, by Tyrel Reed, KU Basketballs winningest player. The book is richly designed by Kansas artist Rob Peters. Endorsed by early childhood development specialists, Kansas Jayhawks ABCs and 1-2-3s is a wonderful addition to any childs library, as a birthday gift, for baby showers, for Christmas, Hanukkah or just because. Kansas Jayhawks ABCs and 1-2-3s is an officially licensed book of The University of Kansas. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN, Momence,IL, Commerce,GA., Ascend Books, Mozart & Reason Wolfe, Limited. No binding. New. Kindle Edition. 331 pages. Like D. H. Lawrences novels, this novel is symbolic and moral. It offers a little teaching, as well as a little entertainment. The author is not trying to shock or convert, but, like all good preachers, to save. We have deep-seated human problems, of image, of consumption, of exploitation, and of destruction. The world is unhealthyit is wobbling and falling apart. How can one really write about it without lamentation and sorrow As a sermon rather than a paean As a fictional story rather than a lectureThe protagonist, George Walker, is an astronomer, solitary in his profession and empty as the space between stars. He is trapped on one level of the American dream (similar to Dantes Hell). When his world disintegrates around himhe loses his job, house, and possessionshe goes on vacation. Desperate when his money runs out, he resorts to stealing, with unfortunate consequences: imprisonment and humiliation. He discovers that the universe is not only stranger than he can imagine, but more dangerous than he can tolerate. Walker fills his loneliness with fantasy. Pursued by blank dreams and the disappointments of everyday life, he comes to identify with the fallen archangel, Lucifer. He sees himself as a child of the sun. He sees other humans as puppets driven by blood, who have profaned everything under the sun. He prods other prisoners with ideas and teases the prison chaplain with his interpretation of the bible. On his release from prison, Walker is tortured by the cruelty and indifference of humanity. He takes a part-time job and goes back to school. Goaded by pain, his body awakens; goaded by failure, his mind awakens. His violence is a secret life. He educates himself on the human situation, taking, then teaching classes in psychology. Two sides of his personality struggle: one to lead an ordinary life; the other to pursue the strangeness of change. His encounters with a Coeur dAlene woman shaman lead to mystical experiences and physical transformation; he can become an eagle, for instance. Dizzied with power, captive to the illusion of action, he sets out to punish those who violate the property of the lord of the earth: Satanists, Idaho nazis, greedy hunters, greedier industrialists, and careless scientists. He identifies himself now with the whole of the nonhuman domain. But, he finds wickedness to be more engrossing than goodness, revenge to be more satisfying than understanding. His power, though, is magic play without consequence or responsibility. When Walkers violent actions have the opposite effectincreased destructionhe leaves to start over. He turns to religion to change people. Through his own radical church, he renounces violence and tries to persuade. He outlines a new mythology of the earth in his sermons. In spite of the smallness of his successes, he attracts the attention of traditional churches and law enforcement agencies. Catholic priests try to exorcise him. After a violent confrontation with the law, he flees eastward, crippled and powerless. Walker establishes himself a third time. He learns to be slow and contemplative. Having discovered his identity and its contradiction, he finds reconciliation. He explores the science of light and makes a holographic device for recording movies. He creates wealth. He becomes content to set an example by living well. Through circumstances and friends, though, he is lead to try once more to change people. He seeks a political office to legislate behavior, rather than to force or persuade it. His platform is based on reason; he proposes rational limits to development and new ways of sharing resources. He identifies with a local place and also with the whole planet. He recovers his power to change into animals, but uses it only for enjoyment. His enemies, officers of the church, state, and system, find him however. During his campaign for office, This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN., Mozart & Reason Wolfe, Limited, New York: Mysterious Press, 2006. 401 pages. Book is fine with a minor bumping at back top corner of spine. Dust jacket is fine with two tiny specks of rubbing at top and bottom of back flap fold. Now in clear archival cover. ~~ Penzler's own clever play on words says it succinctly: "Original tales of bad shots, terrible lies, and other deadly handicaps from today's great writers." A collection of fifteen short stories involving nefarious deeds, all centered around the game of golf, by contemporary masters of mystery and suspense. Authors: Lawrence Block, Simon Brett, Ken Bruen, Christopher Coake, Stephen Collins, Tom Franklin, Jonathan Gash, Steve Hamilton, H.R.F. Keating, Laura Lippman, Bradford Morrow, Ian Rankin, John Sandford, William G. Tapply, and John Westerman. A seven-page appendix includes a comprehensive list of golf mystery novels. A great gift or collectible for lovers of golf and/or mystery fiction. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., Mysterious Press, 2006, Chicago: Time, Inc., 1966. Magazine. Very Good-. Includes: Electronic Eavesdropping -- The Growing Threat to Privacy; The members of Yale Law School's Class of 1940 Phi Delta Phi fraternity have done well in life (photo) -- Gerald Ford, Walter Lord, Pete Dominick, Sargent Shriver, Cyrus Vance, Byron White, others; Queen Hope Cooke -- from Sarah Lawrence to Sikkim; Yehudi Menuhin and his son Jeremy perform together; Market Research Art -- Gerald Laing and Peter Phillips create Hybrid; Kansas teenage runner Jim Ryun; Cornell University professors design the ideal bathroom; British theater -- shocking new plays -- photos by Lord Snowden, essay by Penelope Gilliatt; The need for 'dream' sleep -- REM sleep; the Free University of New York; New decals to decorate legs, designed by Joe Eula; Actress Honor Blackman demonstrates judo moves. Edgewear., Time, Inc., 1966, New York. 1984. Atheneum. 1st Edition. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. 256 pages. hardcover. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin. 068911494x. keywords: Literature America Texas. inventory # 40588. FROM THE PUBLISHER - THE VESTAL VIRGIN ROOM is an ebullient tragicomic novel that explores the hopes and fears of two small-time entertainers in pursuit of the American dream. For years Don and Dottie Baxter have been eking out a living with their piano, drum, and vocal act in mediocre night clubs and Holiday Inns all over the Midwest. Now they’re on the road again, but this time with a difference. This time, at the end of their tour, they’ll be playing Las Vegas - only one night, only the lounge, only the intermissions, and not in a first-rate hotel. But it’s a break, and secretly they’ve both got a lot riding on it. In the car, and in the confinement of their hotel rooms, the tension between them begins to mount. Don’s brashness grows more pronounced as he tries to hide his nervousness. Dottie, who knows how much he wants this chance, cannot express her own ambivalence. Gradually, as we hear first one point of view, then the other, all their conflicting ambitions, as well as their mutual tragedy, are brought to the surface, threatening to destroy the love that has sustained them so long. Juxtaposing the outrageously comic scenes of Don and Dottie’s public performances with the intense soul-searching of their private moments, C. W. Smith has created a brilliantly balanced novel fraught with tears and laughter. ISBN: 068911494x.

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Hardcover. New. Hardcover. Follow Your Own Lead! The Next Generation Leader has been challenging young Christians eager to learn, grow, and lead in ministry or in the marketplace since its original release in 2003. Now with an all-new look, this repackaged version continues to advance the mission of the first release. Mentoring young leaders as they face the unique issues of a changing world has been pastor and bestselling author Andy Stanleys passion for more than a decade. Here he shares material from his leadership training sessions, developed to address essential leadership qualities such as character, clarity, courage, and competency. This is the perfect guide for any new leaderor for the mentor of a future leader! 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Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN, Momence,IL, Commerce,GA., University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London: 2011. Softcover. Brand new book. The king is dead. Long live the king!" In early modern Europe, the king's body was literally sovereignÑand the right to rule was immediately transferrable to the next monarch in line upon the king's death. In The Royal Remains, Eric L. Santner argues that the "carnal" dimension of the structures and dynamics of sovereignty hasn't disappeared from politics. Instead, it migrated to a new locationÑthe life of the peopleÑwhere something royal continues to linger in the way we obsessively track and measure the vicissitudes of our flesh. Santner demonstrates the ways in which democratic societies have continued many of the rituals and practices associated with kingship in displaced, distorted, and usually, unrecognizable forms. He proposes that those strange mental activities Freud first lumped under the category of the unconsciousÑwhich often manifest themselves in peculiar physical waysÑare really the uncanny second life of these "royal remains," now animated in the body politic of modern neurotic subjects. Pairing Freud with Kafka, Carl Schmitt with Hugo von Hofmannsthal, and Ernst Kantorowicz with Rainer Maria Rilke, Santner generates brilliant readings of multiple texts and traditions of thought en route to reconsidering the sovereign imaginary. Ultimately, The Royal Remains locates much of modernityÑfrom biopolitical controversies to modernist literary experimentsÑin this transition from subjecthood to secular citizenship. 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�M�l�a�d�e�n� �D�o�l�a�r, University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London: 2011, NY: Atheneum, 1984. First printing of the Atheneum hardcover edition of Smith's third novel. vi, 250pp. Gray quarter-cloth, dark red paper boards, red gilt spine and front cover lettering, cream endpapers, green topstain. Dust jacket price 13.95. Signed by Author to half-title page. Book is in fine, tight, unread condition; dust jacket is very bright, crisp and fully intact [3 minor creases to front flap]. No remainder markings. C.W. Smith is the 2006 Dedman Family Distinguished Professor and teaches in the creative writing program at Southern Methodist University. He has twice received the Jesse H. Jones Novel Award from the Texas Institute of Letters [for 'Thin Men of Haddam'(1973) and 'Understanding Women' (1998)]; the Southwestern Library Association Award for Best Novel; the Dobie-Paisano Creative Writing Fellowship from the University of Texas; National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships in 1976 and 1990. "'The Vestal Virgin Room' is an ebullient tragicomic novel that explores the hopes and fears of two small-time entertainers in pursuit of the American dream. For years Don and Dottie have been eking out a living with their piano, drum, and vocal act in mediocre night clubs and Holiday Inns; all over the Midwest. Now they're on the road again, but this time with a difference. This time, at the end of their tour, they'll be playing Las Vegas - only one night, only the lounge, only the intermissions, and not in a first-rate hotel. But it's a break, and secretly they're both got a lot riding on it. In the car, and in the confinement of their hotel rooms, the tension between them begins to mount. Don's brashness grows more pronounced as he tries to hide his nervousness. Dottie, who knows how much he wants this chance, cannot express her own ambivalence. Gradually, as we hear first one point of view, then the other, all their conflicting ambitions, as well as their mutual tragedy, are brought to the surface, threatening to destroy the love that has sustained them so long. Juxtaposing the outrageously comic scenes of Don and Dottie's public performances with the intense soul-searching of their private moments, C.W. Smith has created a brilliantly balanced novel fraught with tears and laughter." - dust jacket front flap. "...humor and pathos combine to make this contemporary diary of a marriage an often touching book." -- Ft. Worth Star-Telegram. "Like all good stories about moratality and change, 'The Vestal Virgin Room' is full of life and memorable details....Smith sizes up his characters just right, with humor and compassion, and that's not as easy as he makes it look." -- Texas Observer. "C.W. Smith has endowed his characters with such warmth and humor one cannot help liking them as much as the author obviously does. Married love -- the pitfalls and triumphs of a love-term relationship -- seldom has been portrayed with such fine balance. 'The Vestal Virgin Room' is both heartbreaking and hilarious; Smith has achieved that most difficult of genres, the tragi-comic novel." - St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "The main theme of 'The Vestal Virgin Room' - facing your limitations and not allowing them to cheat you out of happiness - rings out loud and true. Add in Smith's entertaining riffs about the ins and outs of show business on the lower levels and you've got a quick, clever and, above all else, refreshingly affectionate novel. And afer you've read it, I doubt that you'll every watch another Don and Dottie act in a hotel lounge with quite the same smug attitude." -- Houston Post. "'The Vestal Virgin Room' is a marvelous document of everyday human aspiration and acceptance." -- Dallas Morning News. "That Don and Dottie manage to ride out the turbulence in their marriage and emerge as survivors makes this a lovely and tender book." -- Publisher's Weekly. "...this novel offers a thoroughly convincing look at sometimes confused but decent, intelligent, loving people." - Booklist. "C.W. Smith has a wonderful ear for dialogue, and his re-creation of Don and Dottie's act is brilliant in its authentic mediocrity. They will never be stars, yet they remain optimistic and loving through small triumphs and major setbacks. This very funny yet essentially serious novel is a genuine pleasure." - Miami Herald. 'The Vestal Virgin Room' "takes us on an odyssey stretching from the conservative Midwest to Las Vegas with a surprisingly moving blend of satire, compassion, debauchery and pathos....humor and tragedy are as much in harmony here as Don and Dottie's singing duets." - Newsday. "Readers can hope that if the worst that can happen ever becomes a reality for them, they will face it with the strength and dignity of these two memorable characters." -- The Kansas City Star. "C. W. Smith understands just how rough the course of true love, in fact, can run. This is a warm and lively book in which two people-married, passionate, in love-heal from loss by taking their essentially second-rate musical act on the road, going for the big time, headed for Vegas, propping one another up along the way. Don and Dottie are purely American and utterly believable; C. W. Smith understands their very hearts and bones. The book is touching and funny, and very fine." - Beverly Lowry. " 'The Vestal Virgin Room' is a marvelously pleasurable novel, filled with the shocks of recognition that occur when the truth is actually being delivered. Its high energy carries the reader forward in one continuous, satisfying wave, even as that energy is shaped at every point by the restraint and control of literary skill. I particularly admire Smith s accuracy at reproducing the moment-by-moment awfulness of doing a hotel lounge act, without ever stooping to easy caricature. Indeed, though the life this married musician couple passes through is pretty seedy, they are never less than intelligent, sympathetic, nobly groping, unusual, brilliantly achieved characters. Smith s own fairness toward both protagonists in the struggle that is marriage (even at its most successful), and his ability to burrow into the consciousness of his female character, are rarities worth celebrating. Vivid, funny, painful, compassionate-what can I say? I loved this book." - Phillip Lopate. ""Dottie and Dons duet sings of a marriage going from romance to disillusion and back to romance again. 'The Vestal Virgin Room' is a funny, sweet portrait of a long-term marriage. Smith's sense of humor and affection for his likeable characters carry the book." - Laura Furman. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket/Fine. Illus. by Dust Jacket Design By Lawrence Ratzkin; Book Design By Mary Cregan. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., Atheneum, 1984

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NY: Atheneum, 1984. First Edition . Hardcover. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Dust Jacket Design By Lawrence Ratzkin; Book Design By Mary Cregan. First printing of the Atheneum hardcover edition of Smith's third novel. vi, 250pp. Gray quarter-cloth, dark red paper boards, red gilt spine and front cover lettering, cream endpapers, green topstain. Dust jacket price 13.95. Signed by Author to half-title page. Book is in fine, tight, unread condition; dust jacket is very bright, crisp and fully intact [3 minor creases to front flap]. No remainder markings. C.W. Smith is the 2006 Dedman Family Distinguished Professor and teaches in the creative writing program at Southern Methodist University. He has twice received the Jesse H. Jones Novel Award from the Texas Institute of Letters [for 'Thin Men of Haddam'(1973) and 'Understanding Women' (1998)]; the Southwestern Library Association Award for Best Novel; the Dobie-Paisano Creative Writing Fellowship from the University of Texas; National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships in 1976 and 1990. "'The Vestal Virgin Room' is an ebullient tragicomic novel that explores the hopes and fears of two small-time entertainers in pursuit of the American dream. For years Don and Dottie have been eking out a living with their piano, drum, and vocal act in mediocre night clubs and Holiday Inns; all over the Midwest. Now they're on the road again, but this time with a difference. This time, at the end of their tour, they'll be playing Las Vegas - only one night, only the lounge, only the intermissions, and not in a first-rate hotel. But it's a break, and secretly they're both got a lot riding on it. In the car, and in the confinement of their hotel rooms, the tension between them begins to mount. Don's brashness grows more pronounced as he tries to hide his nervousness. Dottie, who knows how much he wants this chance, cannot express her own ambivalence. Gradually, as we hear first one point of view, then the other, all their conflicting ambitions, as well as their mutual tragedy, are brought to the surface, threatening to destroy the love that has sustained them so long. Juxtaposing the outrageously comic scenes of Don and Dottie's public performances with the intense soul-searching of their private moments, C.W. Smith has created a brilliantly balanced novel fraught with tears and laughter." - dust jacket front flap. "...humor and pathos combine to make this contemporary diary of a marriage an often touching book." -- Ft. Worth Star-Telegram. "Like all good stories about moratality and change, 'The Vestal Virgin Room' is full of life and memorable details....Smith sizes up his characters just right, with humor and compassion, and that's not as easy as he makes it look." -- Texas Observer. "C.W. Smith has endowed his characters with such warmth and humor one cannot help liking them as much as the author obviously does. Married love -- the pitfalls and triumphs of a love-term relationship -- seldom has been portrayed with such fine balance. 'The Vestal Virgin Room' is both heartbreaking and hilarious; Smith has achieved that most difficult of genres, the tragi-comic novel." - St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "The main theme of 'The Vestal Virgin Room' - facing your limitations and not allowing them to cheat you out of happiness - rings out loud and true. Add in Smith's entertaining riffs about the ins and outs of show business on the lower levels and you've got a quick, clever and, above all else, refreshingly affectionate novel. And afer you've read it, I doubt that you'll every watch another Don and Dottie act in a hotel lounge with quite the same smug attitude." -- Houston Post. "'The Vestal Virgin Room' is a marvelous document of everyday human aspiration and acceptance." -- Dallas Morning News. "That Don and Dottie manage to ride out the turbulence in their marriage and emerge as survivors makes this a lovely and tender book." -- Publisher's Weekly. "...this novel offers a thoroughly convincing look at sometimes confused but decent, intelligent, loving people." - Booklist. "C.W. Smith has a wonderful ear for dialogue, and his re-cr, Atheneum, 1984

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[EAN: 9780689114946], [PU: Atheneum], LITERATURE AMERICA TEXAS, New York. 1984. Atheneum. 1st Edition. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket. 256 pages. hardcover. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin. Inscribed by the Author. 068911494x. keywords: Literature America Texas. inventory # 23271. FROM THE PUBLISHER - THE VESTAL VIRGIN ROOM is an ebullient tragicomic novel that explores the hopes and fears of two small-time entertainers in pursuit of the American dream. For years Don and Dottie Baxter have been eking out a living with their piano, drum, and vocal act in mediocre night clubs and Holiday Inns all over the Midwest. Now they’re on the road again, but this time with a difference. This time, at the end of their tour, they’ll be playing Las Vegas - only one night, only the lounge, only the intermissions, and not in a first-rate hotel. But it’s a break, and secretly they’ve both got a lot riding on it. In the car, and in the confinement of their hotel rooms, the tension between them begins to mount. Don’s brashness grows more pronounced as he tries to hide his nervousness. Dottie, who knows how much he wants this chance, cannot express her own ambivalence. Gradually, as we hear first one point of view, then the other, all their conflicting ambitions, as well as their mutual tragedy, are brought to the surface, threatening to destroy the love that has sustained them so long. Juxtaposing the outrageously comic scenes of Don and Dottie’s public performances with the intense soul-searching of their private moments, C. W. Smith has created a brilliantly balanced novel fraught with tears and laughter. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780689114946
ISBN (ISBN-10): 068911494X
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Publishing year: 1984
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