Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476770387
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"In a small New England town over half a century ago, a boy is playing with his new toy soldiers in the dirt in front of his house when a shadow falls over him. He looks up to see a striking man, the new minister, Jamie learns later, who with his beautiful wife, will transform the church and the town. The men and boys are a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls, with the Reverend Jacobs--including Jamie's sisters and mother. Then tragedy strikes, and this charismatic preacher curses God, and is banished from the shocked town. Jamie has demons of his own. Wed to his guitar from age 13, he plays in bands across the country, running from his own family tragedies, losing one job after another when his addictions get the better of him. Decades later, sober and living a decent life, he and Reverend Charles Jacobs meet again in a pact beyond even the Devil's devising, and the many terrifying meanings of Revival are revealed. King imbues this spectacularly rich and dark novel with everything he knows about music, addiction, and religious fanaticism, and every nightmare we ever had about death. This is a masterpiece from King, in the great American tradition of Frank Norris, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Edgar Allan Poe"--

Coldwater Revival

Author: Nancy Jo Jenkins
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 1434705919
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One of Emma Grace Falin's six-year-old twin brothers died while in her care, sending her on a journey that will take her through the dark valley of guilt, sorrow, depression, and anger. Although she rejects Him, God continues to offer restoration and healing into her troubled life. Nancy Jo Jenkins has woven an unforgettable tale of shattering loss, desperate grief and despair, and one family's amazing journey to restoration and forgiveness. A masterful debut, Coldwater Revival will forever be etched in your memories and upon your heart.

Cultural Institutions Of The Novel

Author: Deidre Lynch
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822318439
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The story of the development of the novel—its origin, rise, and increasing popularity as a narrative form in an ever-expanding range of geographic and cultural sites—is familiar and, according to the contributors to this volume, severely limited. In a far-reaching blend of comparative literature and transnational cultural studies, this collection shifts the study of the novel away from a consideration of what makes a particular narrative a novel to a consideration of how novels function and what cultural work they perform—from what novels are, to what they do. The essays in Cultural Institutions of the Novel find new ways to analyze how a genre notorious for its aesthetic unruliness has become institutionalized—defined, legitimated, and equipped with a canon. With a particular focus on the status of novels as commodities, their mediation of national cultures, and their role in transnational exchange, these pieces range from the seventeenth century to the present and examine the forms and histories of the novel in England, Nigeria, Japan, France, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States. Works by Jane Austen, Natsume Sôseki, Gabriel García Márquez, Buchi Emecheta, and Toni Morrison are among those explored as Cultural Institutions of the Novel investigates how theories of “the” novel and disputes about which narratives count as novels shape social struggles and are implicated in contests over cultural identity and authority. Challenging the notion that the novel is a Western franchise, examining the ways that novels navigate between cultures, and offering new ways to think about novels, this is a pivotal and indispensable volume for student, scholar, and teacher alike. Contributors. Susan Z. Andrade, Lauren Berlant, Homer Brown, Michelle Burnham, James A. Fujii, Nancy Glazener, Dane Johnson, Lisa Lowe, Deidre Lynch, Jann Matlock, Dorothea von Mücke, Bridget Orr, Clifford Siskin, Katie Trumpener, William B. Warner

The Cambridge Companion To The Irish Novel

Author: John Wilson Foster
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113982788X
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The Irish novel has had a distinguished history. It spans such diverse authors as James Joyce, George Moore, Maria Edgeworth, Bram Stoker, Flann O'Brien, Samuel Beckett, Lady Morgan, John Banville, and others. Yet it has until now received less critical attention than Irish poetry and drama. This volume covers three hundred years of Irish achievement in fiction, with essays on key genres, themes, and authors. It provides critiques of individual works, accounts of important novelists, and histories of sub-genres and allied narrative forms, establishing significant social and political contexts for dozens of novels. The varied perspectives and emphases by more than a dozen critics and literary historians ensure that the Irish novel receives due tribute for its colour, variety and linguistic verve. Each chapter features recommended further reading. This is the perfect overview for students of the Irish novel from the romances of the seventeenth century to the present day.

Fictions Of The Irish Literary Revival

Author: John Wilson Foster
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815625889
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This is a critical survey of the fiction and non-fiction written in Ireland during the key years between 1880 and 1920, or what has become known as the Irish Literary Renaissance. The book considers both the prose and the social and cultural forces working through it.

The Catholic Revival In English Literature 1845 1961

Author: Ian Turnbull Ker
Publisher: Gracewing Publishing
ISBN: 9780852446256
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A thorough study of the six principal writers of the Catholic revival in English Literature - Newman, Hopkins, Belloc, Chesterton, Greene and Waugh. Beginning with Newman's conversion in 1845 and ending with Waugh's completion of the trilogy 'The Sword of Honour' in 1961, this book explores how Catholicism shaped the work of these six prominent writers. Ian Ker is a member of the theology faculty at Oxford University. He is well known as one of the leading authorities on the life and work of Cardinal John Henry Newman.

The Prose Literature Of The Gaelic Revival 1881 1921

Author: Philip O'Leary
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 9780271025964
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The Gaelic Revival has long fascinated scholars of political history, nationalism, literature, and theater history, yet studies of the period have neglected a significant dimension of Ireland's evolution into nationhood: the cultural crusades mounted by those who believed in the centrality of the Irish language to the emergent Irish state. This book attempts to remedy that deficiency and to present the lively debates within the language movement in their full complexity, citing documents such as editorials, columns, speeches, letters, and literary works that were influential at the time but all too often were published only in Irish or were difficult to access. Cautiously employing the terms &"nativist&" and &"progressive&" for the turnings inward and toward the European continent manifested in different authors, this study examines the strengths and weaknesses of contrasting positions on the major issues confronting the language movement. Moving from the early collecting or retelling of folklore through the search for heroes in early Irish history to the reworking of ancient Irish literary materials by retelling it in modern vernacular Irish, O'Leary addresses the many debates and questions concerning Irish writing of the period. His study is a model for inquiries into the kind of linguistic-literary movement that arises during intense nationalism.

The Cambridge Companion To The Greek And Roman Novel

Author: Tim Whitmarsh
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139827979
Size: 25.15 MB
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The Greek and Roman novels of Petronius, Apuleius, Longus, Heliodorus and others have been cherished for millennia, but never more so than now. The Cambridge Companion to the Greek and Roman Novel contains nineteen original essays by an international cast of experts in the field. The emphasis is upon the critical interpretation of the texts within historical settings, both in antiquity and in the later generations that have been and continue to be inspired by them. All the central issues of current scholarship are addressed: sexuality, cultural identity, class, religion, politics, narrative, style, readership and much more. Four sections cover cultural context of the novels, their contents, literary form, and their reception in classical antiquity and beyond. Each chapter includes guidance on further reading. This collection will be essential for scholars and students, as well as for others who want an up-to-date, accessible introduction into this exhilarating material.


Author: Scott Alarik
Publisher: Peter Randall Pub
ISBN: 9781931807913
Size: 14.33 MB
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Charasmatic composer Nathan Warren, whose life is in ruins, and beautiful folk singer Kit Palmer try to change their fortunes and find stardom and redemption as they navigate the Boston folk scene.

The Revival

Author: Maggie Allen
Publisher: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 9781432774608
Size: 63.68 MB
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I leaned against the side of the raft and looked up at the angry sky through the small crack of the canyon. Rain began to pour onto our faces, but it was hardly noticeable. We were already drenched, and it was impossible to tell whether we were all shaking because we were terrified or if we were simply cold . . . A huge wave crashed over my head and I held my breath as the rapids spun me around like I was in a washing machine. My helmet hit a rock, and I was twisted around the other way. My right arm scraped against a sharp snag. When I came up for air, blood ran down my arm, but I could barely feel any pain. Haunted by dark, frightening dreams of things she didnt remember from that summer in Totoba, Virginia Wilson returns to Africa hoping to end her nightmares once and for all. Were the horrible visions truewas Nick really dead? Why does she feel like he is beckoning her to return? During this adventure, Virginia finds the truth, as hard as it is to believe. Her trip brings her to the height of romance and happiness, to the depth of terror and pain, concluding with the hardest decision of her life. The Revival is the second novel of a trilogy which continues Virginia Wilsons adventures in the African country of Totoba. The Return, the first novel published in 2010, features strange, mysterious and unexplainable happenings. In this gripping novel, some experiences are explained while more new and unexplainable events come to the fore. A mixture of romance, religion, and the occult is again a truly terrifying and suspenseful challenge for Virginia. Visit for more information about the trilogy.