April Nelson has never had time for a relationship. She's too busy, too successful & too aware of what they can do. She saw her mother suffer a broken heart & she had to pick up the pieces. April knew that she would never let herself go through the same thing. That is until she meets Dr Marcus Davis.
In 1886 a 19 year-old journalist disguised himself as a tramp and visited the worst lodging houses of London to 'see things as they really are.' Dottings of a Dosser is an account of his experiences and an attempt to come up with a solution. Howard Joseph Goldsmid (1866-1895) warned that if something was not done to improve the situation of the poorest in society then the country might end up confronting a revolution.
Two years later 'Jack the Ripper' murdered five prostitutes in Whitechapel and Spitalfields. His victims were mostly middle-aged women who lived in the similar common lodging houses to those that Goldsmid described. They were people 'who have neither house nor room that they can call their own, and who night after night, week in, week out, for many a weary year, ''doss'' in the nearest lodging-house, and hardly dare to dream of any other or better accommodation.
While they live their principal care is to find the necessary fourpence each night, together with a few coppers more for food, or at all events for drink. When they die they depend upon the kindly feeling of their chums and fellow-dossers for the means of burial, or upon the scantier, if more certain, mercy of the parish sexton and the workhouse hearse.' 'Are you prepared, reader, to meet such company? If so, come with me round some of the places I have visited. You will have the advantage that, while my tour was made in the flesh, yours may be completed in the spirit. And much is to be learned from such an expedition, even if made only in imagination, by those who have but very dimly realized the fact that there are dens of misery unutterable, and of vice indescribable, in some quarters of this wealth-teeming, yet poverty-producing, metropolis.'
"A much-needed update to Horosko's earlier book on Graham, offering an insightful look into the world of Martha Graham from those who worked very closely with her throughout the years."--Elizabeth Bergmann, dance director, Harvard University Marian Horosko brings together new and previously published interviews of Martha Graham's "family" of dancers, teachers, choreographers, and actors and interweaves them with provocative biographical material about the life and influence of the creator of classic modern dance. Spanning the past seventy-five years, the interviews testify to the remarkable legacy that inspired the careers of many in the dance world, among them dancers from the contemporary generation who inherited her technique but never saw her perform. The interviews of teachers, all former Graham students, reflect their passion for maintaining Graham's few fixed principles and her emotional integrity. Some of the foremost actors of Graham's time (she died in 1991) describe their stormy encounters with her in the process of her attempts to teach them that "movement doesn't lie." Although not a textbook—no textbook describing the exercises exists—this book offers the only syllabus in print of Graham's work.
Drawn from a private film of a class for her advanced and professional company members in the 1960s, it includes comments from Graham and testifies to her use of imagery in teaching. Photographs that capture the dancers' physical configuration document the development of Graham's choreographic legacy, which expanded and changed as she created each new work, more than 200 in all. These images, along with the interviews and commentary, plot the evolution of Graham's methodology and vocabulary of movement, on which classical modern dance continues to rely. Marian Horosko, a former member of the New York City Ballet, is the author or editor of five books on dance.
O que um senhor solitário assistindo uma garotinha sendo dilacerada por um demônio saltitante, um velho apaixonado e Nikolai, o enfermeiro do hospício Muskov, têm em comum? Nessa antologia, Fábio de Andrade afoga seus leitores em um mar de agonia enquanto os três infelizes protagonistas só conseguem distinguir a vida da morte enquanto o delírio não tiver consumido por completo seus corpos. Dilemas de desespero, amor e horror são expostos da forma mais simples e poética da palavra, trazendo três situações em que ele deixa na mão do leitor decidir: A tristeza é causa ou consequência? Deixem que José de Alencar, o enfermeiro Nikolai e o velho marido de Lúcia lhe mostrem o real significado da melancolia em momentos que convergem no sentimento mais antigo e verdadeiro que a raça humana possui: o medo.
Chicken Soup for the Soul has always had a strong focus on seniors, with books on agnig, veterans, grandpaernts, grieving and other topics relevant to seniors. 2. Chicken Soup for the Golden Soul was published in 2000 and sold 905,000 copies. 3. With a new contemporary cover design, a new interior layout, and up-to-date stories, this book will have fresh appeal to seniors of all ages. 4. Books represent a new thematic experience, even for readers of past books, as Chicken Soup has tightened the content, and books contain only relevant stories. Out-of-date stories were eliminated. 5. Each book contains 101 stories recompiled from dozens of past Chicken Soup titles.
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