An Equal Stillness

Winner of the Orange Award for New Writers 2009 Artist, lover, wife, mother: can one woman be them all?

An Equal Stillness

Author: Francesca Kay

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297855816

Page: 256

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Winner of the Orange Award for New Writers 2009 Artist, lover, wife, mother: can one woman be them all? Born in 1924, Jennet Mallow grew up with a disillusioned mother and a father haunted by memories of war. But Jennet has a talent - and a passion - for art. When she meets the handsome painter David Heaton they begin a tempestuous affair which takes them from the dank terraces of London to a bohemian artistic community in St Ives. But as Jennet's career flourishes, her relationship with David suffers - with potentially tragic consequences . . . 'The most beautiful, accomplished debut I have read for a long time . . . It is a powerful novel by a supremely talented artist' OBSERVER 'Enchanting . . . exquisitely written' DAILY EXPRESS 'A masterful portrait of a woman forging an unexpectedly dazzling career against the backdrop of familial duty' EASY LIVING

The Shamrock

... the cross - roads behind us . temperature of which was so considerably altered
for The Big House still retained its aspect of silence and the better . Without , too ,
an equal stillness appeared to desolation - no movement appeared within its ...

The Shamrock

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Works

... of equal stillness with him whose body he seemed resolved to cover with his
own . Bannister readily conceived that he had swooned . He advanced
accordingly , stooped down , and turned the face to the moonlight . It was a fair
face and ...

Works

Author: William Gilmore Simms

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The Scout

The youth lay in a condition of equal stillness with him whose body he seemed
resolved to cover with his own . Bannister readily conceived that he had swoored
. He ad . vanced accordingly , stooped down , and turned the face to tbe ...

The Scout

Author: William Gilmore Simms

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Page: 472

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The Translation of the Bones

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The Translation of the Bones

Author: Francesca Kay

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451636814

Page: 227

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Volunteering at the local church, Mary-Margaret, a dull and overweight girl who nearly everyone disregards, has a profound experience while cleaning a statue of Jesus and becomes obsessed with fulfilling what she believes to be sacred duties while religious fervor spreads throughout her community. By the award-winning author of An Equal Stillness.

A Phone Call From Dalian Simplified Chinese and English

Certain poems have a strong sense of stillness which demands an equal stillness
in the reader. Han Dong paints a picture (often precisely descriptive) and then
presents us with a freeze-frame: the chopping board and broken cup in “A Loud ...

A Phone Call From Dalian  Simplified Chinese and English

Author: 韓東

Publisher: 香港中文大學出版社

ISBN: 9629964929

Page: 128

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The JINTIAN [今天] series of contemporary literature features new and innovative writing from mainland China and abroad. Titles in the series are edited by Bei Dao, Lydia H. Liu, and Christopher Mattison. A collaborative venture between Zephyr Press, the Jintian Literary Foundation, and The Chinese University Press, each bilingual title highlights the ever-changing literary culture of China while simultaneously expanding the English language with a wave of new voices in translation.

Stillness and Time

It seems to do this by bringing the periphery of the cinematic image into an equal
focus with is mobile center . There is often an excess of detail in this encounter .
The still camera registers the fabric of the world which the movie camera leaves ...

Stillness and Time

Author: David Green

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Page: 183

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"This collection of essays by leading photographic and film theorists considers the changing relationship between the still and moving image in contemporary culture. The photograph has traditionally been seen as a quintessentially still image. Its ability to freeze and hold a moment in time has been the source of its peculiar fascination and the foundation of much of the theoretical discussion about it. New technological developments in digital media, however, have fundamentally altered the ways in which we think about photography, in particular forcing us to reconsider our assumptions about the still and the moving image and their relationships to differing conceptions of time. Amongst the topics addressed in these essays are: the work of artists who extend the still image in time through the use of video or narrative sequencing; the aesthetic and philosophical analyses of stasis; the place of the pose and tableau in contemporary photography and film; the iconography of photography in cinema; and the notion of the cinematic fragment and cultural memory."--BOOK JACKET.

The Door in the Wall

Cicero, patient, waited on his feet with an equal stillness. In the end he left
without another word. Pompey never looked at him, nor did he ever explain why
exactly he wanted to break with Caesar. And very soon after, Caesar took steps
to ...

The Door in the Wall

Author: Benita Kane Jaro

Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

ISBN: 0865165335

Page: 249

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Marcus Caelius Rufus, a young politician, has holed up in a country town in the midst of a bloody and prolonged civil war. Great forces contend for Rome, and Caelius has ties to them ill -- the charismatic Julius Caesar, his beloved teacher Cicero, the hero Pompey the Great, Which side is he on? He must choose. Now he must reconsider who he is: his childhood and education, his loves and friendships, his complex relationship to Caesar, the man who has come to dominate his life. Before he is done, he will discover the shocking truth about Caesar, about Rome, and about himself. This book is a vivid and exciting read.

Freedomland

... was such that whatever was happening in the bathroom of this small apartment
should have been easily heard in the living room, but there was an equal
stillness on the other side of that door—no water, no flushing, no occupying
noises.

Freedomland

Author: Richard Price

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 0307477681

Page: 672

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In 1998, Richard Price returned to the gritty urban landscape of his national bestseller Clockers to produce Freedomland, a searing and unforgettable novel about a hijacked car, a missing child, and an embattled neighborhood polarized by racism, distrust, and accusation. Freedomland hit bestseller lists from coast to coast, including those of the Boston Globe, USA Today and Los Angeles Times; garnered universally rave reviews; and was selected as the Grand Prize Winner of the Imus American Book Award and as a New York Times Notable Book. On May 11, this highly lauded bestseller is available in paperback for the first time. A white woman, her hands gashed and bloody, stumbles into an inner-city emergency room and announces that she has just been carjacked by a black man. But then comes the horrifying twist: Her young son was asleep in the back seat, and he has now disappeared into the night. So begins Richard Price's electrifying new novel, a tale set on the same turf--Dempsey, New Jersey--as Clockers. Assigned to investigate the case of Brenda Martin's missing child is detective Lorenzo Council, a local son of the very housing project targeted as the scene of the crime. Under a white-hot media glare, Lorenzo launches an all-out search for the abducted boy, even as he quietly explores a different possibility: Does Brenda Martin know a lot more about her son's disappearance than she's admitting? Right behind Lorenzo is Jesse Haus, an ambitious young reporter from the city's evening paper. Almost immediately, Jesse suspects Brenda of hiding something. Relentlessly, she works her way into the distraught mother's fragile world, befriending her even as she looks for the chance to break the biggest story of her career. As the search for the alleged carjacker intensifies, so does the simmering racial tension between Dempsey and its mostly white neighbor, Gannon. And when the Gannon police arrest a black man from Dempsey and declare him a suspect, the animosity between the two cities threatens to boil over into violence. With the media swarming and the mood turning increasingly ugly, Lorenzo must take desperate measures to get to the bottom of Brenda Martin's story. At once a suspenseful mystery and a brilliant portrait of two cities locked in a death-grip of explosive rage, Freedomland reveals the heart of the urban American experience--dislocated, furious, yearning--as never before. Richard Price has created a vibrant, gut-wrenching masterpiece whose images will remain long after the final, devastating pages.

Essays and miscellanies

A noise here took place , as of the entrance of some . thing exceedingly hurried
and agonised , but which remained fixed with equal stillness . A brief pause took
place , at the end of which the listeners heard their son speak , but in a voice of ...

Essays and miscellanies

Author: Leigh Hunt

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A noise here took place , as of the entrance of some . thing exceedingly hurried
and agonised , but which remained fixed with equal stillness . A brief pause took
place , at the end of which the listeners heard their son speak , but in a voice of ...

Works

Author: Leigh Hunt

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Tales

A noise here took place , as of the entrance of something exceeding hurried and
agonized , but which remained fixed with equal stillness . A brief pause took
place , at the end of which the listeners heard their son speak , but in a voice of ...

Tales

Author: Leigh Hunt

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Page: 388

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Collected Poems 1967 2006

On warm Summer nights , calm nights he whirls out of the stillness tearing at the
walls howling her name - leaving an equal stillness in his wake . Orpheus Arrives
in a New World In order to enter the temple it is necessary to lift aside the ...

Collected Poems  1967 2006

Author: Anne Beresford

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Page: 350

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This book contains all the poems Anne Beresford wants to keep from her thirteen published collections, plus new poems.

It was Like this

The sky and the water embraced him in an equal rose . Almost an equal stillness
too . He could see , however , by the unkempt appearance of the beach as he
rowed on , that there had been a storm ; the familiar evidence of shells and ...

It was Like this

Author: Anne Goodwin Winslow

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Page: 223

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A Stillness at Appomattox

So the Chicago civilians were soberly urging that the Federal government set
aside an equal number of Confederate prisoners and subject them to the same
treatment: that is, throw them together in such a way that most of them would die
and ...

A Stillness at Appomattox

Author: Bruce Catton

Publisher: Pocket Books

ISBN: 9780671469917

Page: 438

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The Heart of Stillness

There were about an equal number of men and women. This was an interesting
and diverse group, many of whom had to make a considerable effort to set aside
two months from their professional careers. Shoshana arrived a couple of days ...

The Heart of Stillness

Author: David A. Cooper

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780517881873

Page: 256

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Teaches the hundreds of thousands of Americans who go on retreat each year how to approach the varied experiences of the spiritual path--desire, pain, fear, visions, and more--and incorporate the fruits of retreat practice into everyday life. "Meditation has rarely been explained so clearly and so richly."--Values & Visions.

The Stars and the Stillness

He charmed Angela , then aged about nineteen , by treating her as an equal ,
whereas her family considered her something of a fool for her inability to spell
and memorise . Even in their teens the girls were sometimes treated like little
children ...

The Stars and the Stillness

Author: Kathy Triggs

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Page: 182

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A biography of the Victorian novelist and Christian thinker George MacDonald, drawing out his religious journey, his development as a writer, and his family life and social milieu.