People Of The Whale A Novel

Author: Linda Hogan
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393072822
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People Of The Whale A Novel from the Author: Linda Hogan. "Deeply ecological, original, and spellbinding." —Booklist, starred review Raised in a remote seaside village, Thomas Witka Just marries Ruth, his beloved since infancy. But an ill-fated decision to fight in Vietnam changes his life forever: cut off from his Native American community, he fathers a child with another woman. When he returns home a hero, he finds his tribe in conflict over the decision to hunt a whale, both a symbol of spirituality and rebirth and a means of survival. In the end, he reconciles his two existences, only to see tragedy befall the son he left behind.

Linda Hogan And Contemporary Taiwanese Writers

Author: Peter I-min Huang
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498521630
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Linda Hogan And Contemporary Taiwanese Writers from the Author: Peter I-min Huang. Linda Hogan and Contemporary Taiwanese Writers: an Ecocritical Study of Indigeneities and Environment is the first full length single-authored study of Native American writer Linda Hogan and the first book to address Hogan’s poetry and prose primarily from ecocritical perspectives (inclusive of ecofeminism, environmental justice, postcolonial ecocriticism, and animal studies). It also is unique for the reason that it is a comparative study of the work of Hogan and writings by Taiwanese environmental writers, scholars, and activists. Chapter One, which serves as the introduction to the book, written by and from the perspective of an indigene, begins by giving readers a glimpse into the kind of world in the east in which the author came of age. It then relates this world to the western worlds that Hogan writes about in her poetry and prose. Chapter Two focuses on Hogan’s most recently published novel, People of the Whale (2008), and on the arguments that the novel makes about the environmentally unsustainable acts of corporate globalization that involve the trade in endangered animal species. Huang relates those arguments to the oil industry in Taiwan and to the extirpation of cetacean species in the waters of Taiwan by this industry. Chapter Three is an analysis of the novel Mean Spirit (1990). Huang reads this novel mostly through the lens of environmental justice arguments. Chapter Four addresses the novel Solar Storms (1995) from the perspective of ecofeminist theory and in the context of the issue of the escalation of mega-dams in East Asia. Chapter Five analyses the novel Power from animal studies perspectives. Chapter Six is a comparative studies reading of poems by several prominent Chinese, Taiwanese, and Aboriginal poets—Taiwanese poet Ka-hsiang Liu, Paiwan poet Mona Neng, Atayal poet Walis Nokan, and Chinese-Taiwanese poet Guangzhong Yu—and Hogan’s latest collection of poetry, entitled Dark. Sweet: New & Selected Poems (2014). In his reading of this work, Huang relies on a definition of “ecopoetry” in Ann Fisher-Wirth and Laura-Gray Street’s recently published The Ecopoetry Anthology (2013). He also brings together the main theoretical ecocritical terms that he discusses in the previous chapters.

Sounding The Whale

Author: Christopher Sten
Publisher: Kent State University Press
ISBN: 9780873385602
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Sounding The Whale from the Author: Christopher Sten. Sounding the Whale is Christopher Sten's comprehensive account of his own close encounter with Moby-Dick. Originally a long, self-contained chapter in The Weaver-God, He Weaves: Melville and the Poetics of the Novel, just published by the Kent State University Press, this chapter-by-chapter study of Moby-Dick evolved as a book within a book. Sten argues that Melville not only was familiar with the traditional forms of narrative but that he refined them and appropriated them to his own original purposes. For Moby-Dick, he fused the heroic qualities of the ancient Homeric epic with the spiritual qualities of the early modern form found in Dante and Milton, then cast the whole enterprise in an unprecedented poetic prose form. Thus he formulated the first prose epic of its kind, and the only religious epic on the subject of whaling anyone is likely to write.

Author: Маркус Зузак
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 6171203424
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from the Author: Маркус Зузак.

Episode Four Birth Of The One Percent From The Novel The Survival Guide For The One Percent

Author: David Murray
Publisher: David Murray
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Episode Four Birth Of The One Percent From The Novel The Survival Guide For The One Percent from the Author: David Murray. Episode Four: Birth Of The One Percent From the novel: The Survival Guide For The One Percent There is an improved quality sample for Episode Four at the website for the novel: This is the episode that provides how critical financial information was sent back to the ancestors of the government project's programmers. The programers played along with, and preyed upon their bosses. Their bosses constantly referred to them as Geeks, and inferred they had no knowledge of the real world. Withstanding the ridicule, from those of superior ranks, the programmers knew, and enjoyed the knowledge that they had changed a vast percentage of reality. They knew that their bosses were there, only due to the programmers design. The programmers did not know that those chasing them were getting ever closer to finding them. Some of the people the project had been able to send back had been caught. Many that had been caught were being tortured. Their captors were determined to close in, and find all involved. This episode also introduces the third set of players. The programmers were unaware that their actions were not of their own making, or design. They, too, were only a part of a far larger strategy to rewrite human history, prior to the industrial revolution. A better quality free sample of Episode Four: Birth of the One Percent can be reviewed at the novel's website:

Eye Of The Whale

Author: Douglas Carlton Abrams
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439165548
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Eye Of The Whale from the Author: Douglas Carlton Abrams. Filled with “breathtaking scenes” and “vivid” (Publishers Weekly) imagery, national bestselling author Douglas Carlton Abrams’s riveting ecological thriller blends shockingly true facts with a powerful narrative that pulls readers into a dangerous race through a majestic and mysterious world. Dedicated scientist Elizabeth McKay has spent almost a decade cracking the code of humpback whale communication. Their song, the most complex in nature, may in fact reveal unimaginable secrets about the animal world. When a humpback whale swims up the Sacramento River with a strange and unprecedented song, Elizabeth must decipher its meaning in order to save the whale and ultimately much more. But as her work captures the media’s interest, powerful forces emerge to stop her from revealing the animal’s secrets. Soon, Elizabeth is forced to decide if her discoveries are worth losing her marriage, her career, and possibly her life. Working closely with leading scientists for his extensive research into humpback whales and the harrowing ecological challenges they face today, national bestselling author Douglas Carlton Abrams has created a unique and timeless story that will transform readers and their relationship with the fragile world in which we live.

Green Shadows White Whale

Author: Ray Bradbury
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062242067
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Green Shadows White Whale from the Author: Ray Bradbury. In 1953, the brilliant but terrifying titan of cinema John Huston summons the young writer Ray Bradbury to Ireland. The apprehensive scribe's quest is to capture on paper the fiercest of all literary beasts -- Moby Dick -- in the form of a workable screenplay so the great director can begin filming. But from the moment he sets foot on Irish soil, the author embarks on an unexpected odyssey. Meet congenial IRA terrorists, tippling men of the cloth impish playwrights, and the boyos at Heeber Finn's pub. In a land where myth is reality, poetry is plentiful, and life's misfortunes are always cause for celebration, Green Shadows, White Whale is the grandest tour of Ireland you'll ever experience -- with the irrepressible Ray Bradbury as your enthusiastic guide.

Songs Of The Humpback Whale

Author: Jodi Picoult
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743439848
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Songs Of The Humpback Whale from the Author: Jodi Picoult. Sometimes finding your own voice is a matter of listening to the heart.... Jodi Picoult's powerful novel portrays an emotionally charged marriage that changes course in one explosive moment....For years, Jane Jones has lived in the shadow of her husband, renowned San Diego oceanographer Oliver Jones. But during an escalating argument, Jane turns on him with an alarming volatility. In anger and fear, Jane leaves with their teenage daughter, Rebecca, for a cross-country odyssey charted by letters from her brother Joley, guiding them to his Massachusetts apple farm, where surprising self-discoveries await. Now Oliver, an expert at tracking humpback whales across vast oceans, will search for his wife across a continent -- and find a new way to see the world, his family, and himself: through her eyes.

White Whale

Author: Robert Siegel
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062510177
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White Whale from the Author: Robert Siegel. A young beluga whale feeds, frolics with playmates, and listens to the songs of the adult whales.

The Snow Whale

Author: John Minichillo
Publisher: Beverly Sahin
ISBN: 9780984510597
Size: 46.34 MB
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The Snow Whale from the Author: John Minichillo. "A modern reimagining of Moby Dick"--P. [4] of cover.