Vincent Van Gogh had a profound gift of communication, and he remains an icon of modern art to this day. This book will explore Van Gogh's life, influences, English connections, painting techniques, perceptions of Van Gogh and the continuing Van Gogh phenomenon.
Silvery tones of a scented garden designed for moonlight can add new dimensions to summer evenings on your patio. And careful choices of herbs can yield shades of burnished bronzes and mauves in the garden throughout the rigors of winter. These are just two samples of the information contained in more than fifty plans for novice and professional gardener alike. Herbs are already well known for their abilities to flavor, scent, dye, and medicate; in addition, when properly integrated with their surroundings they can greatly enhance the landscape. The plans offered here represent a wide range of possibilities--historic and private, large and small, modest and elaborate--that are easily adapted to one's needs. Designs created by landscape architects and members of the Herb Society of America were redrafted especially for this book. Each plan offers dimensions, structural details for paths, walls, hedges, and decorating elements in addition to full commentary and a plant list. A selection of the Garden Book Club and the Architects and Planners Book Club.
Selected by village elders as the virginal sacrifice to the wild beast terrorizing her village, Leoda wanders into the woods surrounding the town trembling with fear...and anticipation. Captured, chased, and thrown into the terrible monster's den, the beast is getting what he wants. The only question is whether Leoda fight him, or give in to sinful desires that she's surprised to find burning inside her? Excerpt: “Are you going to hurt me?” “Yes, probably,” he snapped at the air. “Mmm, I smell you again. I smell your lust for me. You want me, don’t you, human? You want to be enraptured beneath me, you want me to take you with the force only a creature such as my...myself can muster, don’t you? That’s what you want, isn’t it?” I began to weep and beg him to leave me, to go back to whatever hell from whence he came, but the beast only lowered himself to his haunches, and put his face so that I felt his breath on my throat, and the wiry fur hanging off his chest brushed against my thighs where he had pushed my dress up, almost to the top of my legs. Before I knew what he was doing, the tremendous creature had got me to push myself backward until I touched the wall and could go no further. “Good,” he growled from deep in his chest. “Very g – good. You’ve got yourself in a terrible spot now, don’t you? I ne...need this. You, though might find out that instead of needing it, you just...
want...it.” “Want what? Want you? What are you talking about? No I don’t think that’s the case at all! Why would I-” I was cut off not by his words, but by the heat of the monster against me. His fur seemed hard and close to his body, not shaggy like most wolves I’ve seen, so he couldn’t have been that sort of beast, at least, not a normal one. But through that slick, hard coat, a terrible fury seemed to burn so bright that I felt him against my skin, even inside me, burning outward from my core all the way to my fingertips. “You want me because you know there’s no...no way you can get out. You want me because you feel how much I need you, and you want me because,” he snorted again. His breath caught and he coughed. “You feel me against you and want to know what it’s like to be with such a thing as me, to have an experience so awful and foreign and forbidden as to give in, and stop denying yourself.”
W.O. Cook (William O. Cook of "Honeysuckle, Creosote, and Trainsmoke") gives the fictional account of life in the 50's in rural Louisiana as William "Cotton Candy" Matthews remembers Elvis, the Louisiana hayride, drive-in movies, polio, the KKK and childhood fantasies.
Contents • John Rackham. Poseidon Project. 1966 • Douglas R. Mason.
Folly To Be Wise. 1966 • Arthur Sellings. Gift of the Gods. 1966 • William Spencer. The Long Memory. 1966 • Gerald W. Page. Guardian Angel. 1966 • Eric Frank Russell. Second Genesis. 1966 • Vincent King. Defence Mechanism. 1966
"Silenziosi sui loro piedi nudi gli schiavi attraversano duecento anni di storia danese senza lasciare altra traccia che due righe nei libri di scuola: la Danimarca fu il primo paese ad abolire il traffico degli schiavi. Migliaia di uomini, donne e bambini. E di loro non resta che una frase.
Per di più falsa." Quel traffico continuerà per decenni dopo l’abolizione ufficiale, ma nessuno schiavo ha mai raccontato la sua storia: per dar voce a quelle migliaia di esseri umani privati della libertà, incatenati, venduti e trascinati dall'altra parte dell'oceano, Thorkild Hansen va a cercare le tracce dei loro passi nella Guinea danese, l'attuale Ghana, lungo le rive del Volta, tra le rovine dei forti che dominavano con le loro mura bianche quella costa bordata di palme e battuta dalla risacca. E come guida si serve di diari, lettere, documenti lasciati da sette "testimoni oculari" che si sono succeduti nel corso di due secoli tra quelle mura: un tenente, due sacerdoti, un mercante, un medico, un contabile e un governatore. Spinti dall'ambizione, dall'avventura o da ideali, chi approfittando di quel commercio e chi combattendolo: "gente comune, buona e cattiva, ma per lo più buona, forte e debole, ma per lo più debole", che, con le proprie vicende, è parte della storia, tra i vincitori o tra i perdenti, ma più probabilmente solo impotente davanti a un meccanismo ben più vasto che chiama in causa re, ricchi e filosofi, che siano Hobbes, Kierkegaard o Rousseau. Non sarà forse quando non è più redditizio che si ferma quel traffico diventato illegale? Il bisogno di rendere una tardiva giustizia a quei dannati che, come nell'Inferno di Dante, non proiettano ombra nella storia, porta Hansen a raccontare i destini di singoli che non fanno che porre "le solite vecchie domande": l'uomo è cattivo? è buono? o è solo debole?