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Lorna Simpson Collages

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ISBN10 : 1452161755

Publisher : Chronicle Books

Number of Pages : 192

Category : Art

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Book Summary: "Black women's heads of hair are galaxies unto themselves, solar systems, moonscapes, volcanic interiors." —Elizabeth Alexander, from the Introduction Using advertising photographs of black women (and men) drawn from vintage issues of Ebony and Jet magazines, the exquisite and thought-provoking collages of world-renowned artist Lorna Simpson explore the richly nuanced language of hair. Surreal coiffures made from colorful ink washes, striking geological formations from old textbooks, and other unexpected forms and objects adorn the models to mesmerizingly beautiful effect. Featuring 160 artworks, an artist's statement, and an introduction by poet, author, and scholar Elizabeth Alexander, this volume celebrates the irresistible power of Simpson's visual vernacular.

Lorna Doone

Author : R. D. Blackmore

ISBN10 : 1440626901

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 800

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: First published in 1869, Lorna Doone is the story of John Ridd, a farmer who finds love amid the religious and social turmoil of seventeenth-century England. He is just a boy when his father is slain by the Doones, a lawless clan inhabiting wild Exmoor on the border of Somerset and Devon. Seized by curiosity and a sense of adventure, he makes his way to the valley of the Doones, where he is discovered by the beautiful Lorna. In time their childish fantasies blossom into mature love—a bond that will inspire John to rescue his beloved from the ravages of a stormy winter, rekindling a conflict with his archrival, Carver Doone, that climaxes in heartrending violence. Beloved for its portrait of star-crossed lovers and its surpassing descriptions of the English countryside, Lorna Doone is R. D. Blackmore’s enduring masterpiece. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Don

Author : Lorna Poplak

ISBN10 : 1459745981

Publisher : Dundurn

Number of Pages : 208

Category : History

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Book Summary: An in-depth exploration of the Don Jail from its inception through jailbreaks and overcrowding to its eventual shuttering and rebirth. Conceived as a “palace for prisoners,” the Don Jail never lived up to its promise. Although based on progressive nineteenth-century penal reform and architectural principles, the institution quickly deteriorated into a place of infamy where both inmates and staff were in constant danger of violence and death. Its mid-twentieth-century replacement, the New Don, soon became equally tainted. Along with investigating the origins and evolution of Toronto’s infamous jail, The Don presents a kaleidoscope of memorable characters — inmates, guards, governors, murderous gangs, meddlesome politicians, harried architects, and even a pair of star-crossed lovers whose doomed romance unfolded in the shadow of the gallows. This is the story of the Don’s tumultuous descent from palace to hellhole, its shuttering and lapse into decay, and its astonishing modern-day metamorphosis.

Lorna,

Author : Al Lauer

ISBN10 : 1465315330

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation

Number of Pages : 214

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1916

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Book Summary: As a 350 pound semi-recluse with a penchant for testicular blackmail, Lorna Questo’s life is simple and cheerless. Her world is populated by invidious twin brothers, a gay business partner, Boy Scouts and a host of family malcontents. Romance doesn’t come readily to a woman who crushes seats, establishes eating records and can render a grown man totally helpless. Frank Treble’s past is sprinkled with lies and garnished by tales of sordid sex. Lorna doesn’t care. Having been at the mercy of a thin society that decried her as a freak, she quickly welcomes Frank into her heart. Frank gives her love and endless possibilities. The birth of the Treble’s first child, the discovery of Lorna’s poetry, the “feel good” 1980’s conspire to change their lives irreparably.

Lady Lorna

Author : Joan Smith

ISBN10 : 1610849590

Publisher : Belgrave House

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 334

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Book Summary: Kate Simmons and her mother, Lady Simmons, are amazed to find Lady Lorna, who has been missing for twenty years, on their doorstep. Though Kate was an infant when Lady Lorna disappeared, presumed to have been kidnapped by gypsies, her mother recognizes her old friend immediately. Lady Lorna's younger brother, Lord Acton, and his aunts refuse to acknowledge her claim, but there is something they're not revealing... Regency Romance by Joan Smith; originally published by Belgrave House/Regency Reads

Lorna Mott Comes Home

Author : Diane Johnson

ISBN10 : 0525521097

Publisher : Knopf

Number of Pages : 336

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: From the author of the best-selling Le Divorce and Le Mariage, a comedy of contemporary manners, morals, (ex)marriages, and motherhood (past, present, and future)--about an American woman leaving her 20-year marriage to her French second husband, returning to her native San Francisco and to the entwining lives of her children and grandchildren. “Delightful”--Claire Messud (Harper’s Magazine); “Razor-sharp prose and astute observations … a treat”--Publishers Weekly (starred review). Lorna Mott Dumas, small, pretty, high-strung, the epitome of a successful woman--lovely offspring, grandchildren, health, a French husband, a delightful house and an independent career as an admired art lecturer involving travel and public appearances, expensive clothes. She's a woman with an uncomplicated, sociable nature and an intellectual life. But in an impulsive and planned decision, Lorna has decided to leave her husband, a notorious tombeur (seducer), and his small ancestral village in France, and return to America, much more suited to her temperament than the rectitude of formal starchy France. For Lorna, a beautiful idyll is over, finished, done . . . In Lorna Mott Comes Home, Diane Johnson brings us into the dreamy, anxiety-filled American world of Lorna Mott Dumas, where much has changed and where she struggles to create a new life to support herself. Into the mix--her ex-husband, and the father of her three grown children (all supportive), and grandchildren with their own troubles (money, divorce, real estate, living on the fringe; a thriving software enterprise; a missing child in the far east; grandchildren--new hostages to fortune; and, one, 15 years old, a golden girl yet always different, diagnosed at a young age with diabetes, and now pregnant and determined to have the child) . . . In the midst of a large cast, the precarious balance of comedy and tragedy, happiness and anxiety, contentment and striving, generosity and greed, love and sex, Diane Johnson, our Edith Wharton of expat life, comes home to America to deftly, irresistibly portray, with the lightest of touch, the way we live now.

LORNA DOONE f

Author : R. D. Blackmore

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : ,

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Book Summary: This work is called a “romance,” because the incidents, characters, time, and scenery, are alike romantic. And in shaping this old tale, the Writer neither dares, nor desires, to claim for it the dignity or cumber it with the difficulty of an historic novel. And yet he thinks that the outlines are filled in more carefully, and the situations (however simple) more warmly coloured and quickened, than a reader would expect to find in what is called a “legend.” And he knows that any son of Exmoor, chancing on this volume, cannot fail to bring to mind the nurse-tales of his childhood—the savage deeds of the outlaw Doones in the depth of Bagworthy Forest, the beauty of the hapless maid brought up in the midst of them, the plain John Ridd's Herculean power, and (memory's too congenial food) the exploits of Tom Faggus.

Lorna Doone Level 4 Oxford Bookworms Library

Author : R. D. Blackmore

ISBN10 : 019478648X

Publisher : Oxford University Press

Number of Pages : 96

Category : Foreign Language Study

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Book Summary: A level 4 Oxford Bookworms Library graded readers. Retold for Learners of English by David Penn. One winter’s day in 1673 young John Ridd is riding home from school, across the wild lonely hills of Exmoor. He has to pass Doone valley – a dangerous place, as the Doones are famous robbers and murderers. All Exmoor lives in fear of the Doones. At home there is sad news waiting for young John, and he learns that he has good reason to hate the Doones. But in the years to come he meets Lorna Doone, with her lovely smile and big dark eyes. And soon he is deeply, hopelessly, in love . . .

Lorna Doone: The Wild And Wanton Edition

Author : M.J. Porteus,R D Blackmore

ISBN10 : 1440579237

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 234

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: On the border of the English counties of Devon and Somerset, John Ridd’s father is a yeoman farmer murdered in cold blood by a member of the notorious Doone family. John is besotted with Lorna, the granddaughter of the head of the Doone clan, who is to be forced to marry the evil Carver Doone. John helps Lorna escape, but circumstances lead to the discovery that she is not a Doone after all, and the newfound heiress moves. But the Monmouth Rebellion finds John wrongly accused of treason and he has to clear his name in London, where he finds Lorna once more and where their love is rekindled. He is granted a royal pardon, and later Lorna is allowed to join him at his Exmoor farm. Just as they are married in Oare church, Carver Doone shoots Lorna at the altar and John, believing her dead, pursues and kills him. But is his love really dead? Although Lorna Doone is perceived as a romance, it is set in the 1600s, when writings about sexual life at the court and personal diaries such as those of Pepys could be incredibly graphic, even by today’s standards. They were especially scandalous in the prudish Victorian times of the author. Had Blackmore written it in the seventeenth century, or in modern times, he probably would have done so similarly to this updated version and built on the existing innuendo. Sensuality Level: Spicy

A Study Guide for Lorna Dee Cervantes's

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN10 : 1410346455

Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning

Number of Pages : 18

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: A Study Guide for Lorna Dee Cervantes's "Freeway 280," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.

Lorna Doone: The Wild And Wanton Edition

Author : M.J. Porteus,R D Blackmore

ISBN10 : 1440579202

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 238

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: On the border of the English counties of Devon and Somerset, John Ridd’s father is a yeoman farmer murdered in cold blood by a member of the notorious Doone family. John is besotted with Lorna, the granddaughter of the head of the Doone clan, who is to be forced to marry the evil Carver Doone. John helps Lorna escape, but circumstances lead to the discovery that she is not a Doone after all, and the newfound heiress moves. But the Monmouth Rebellion finds John wrongly accused of treason and he has to clear his name in London, where he finds Lorna once more and where their love is rekindled. He is granted a royal pardon, and later Lorna is allowed to join him at his Exmoor farm. Just as they are married in Oare church, Carver Doone shoots Lorna at the altar and John, believing her dead, pursues and kills him. But is his love really dead? Although Lorna Doone is perceived as a romance, it is set in the 1600s, when writings about sexual life at the court and personal diaries such as those of Pepys could be incredibly graphic, even by today’s standards. They were especially scandalous in the prudish Victorian times of the author. Had Blackmore written it in the seventeenth century, or in modern times, he probably would have done so similarly to this updated version and built on the existing innuendo. Sensuality Level: Spicy

Lorna Doone: The Wild And Wanton Edition

Author : M.J. Porteus,R D Blackmore

ISBN10 : 1440570256

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 230

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: On the border of the English counties of Devon and Somerset, John Ridd’s father is a yeoman farmer murdered in cold blood by a member of the notorious Doone family. John is besotted with Lorna, the granddaughter of the head of the Doone clan, who is to be forced to marry the evil Carver Doone. John helps Lorna escape, but circumstances lead to the discovery that she is not a Doone after all, and the newfound heiress moves. But the Monmouth Rebellion finds John wrongly accused of treason and he has to clear his name in London, where he finds Lorna once more and where their love is rekindled. He is granted a royal pardon, and later Lorna is allowed to join him at his Exmoor farm. Just as they are married in Oare church, Carver Doone shoots Lorna at the altar and John, believing her dead, pursues and kills him. But is his love really dead? Although Lorna Doone is perceived as a romance, it is set in the 1600s, when writings about sexual life at the court and personal diaries such as those of Pepys could be incredibly graphic, even by today’s standards. They were especially scandalous in the prudish Victorian times of the author. Had Blackmore written it in the seventeenth century, or in modern times, he probably would have done so similarly to this updated version and built on the existing innuendo. Sensuality Level: Spicy

Sufism as Lorna Goodison’s Alternative Poetic Path to Hope and Healing

Author : Brenda Domínguez-Rosado

ISBN10 : 1527519430

Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Number of Pages : 116

Category : Poetry

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Book Summary: Jamaican Poet Laureate Lorna Goodison searches for answers for herself and other Caribbean-based descendants of enslaved Africans by examining and presenting different spiritualities in her poetry in the hope of providing alternatives to the psyche in need of healing after the traumatic events of the infamous transatlantic Middle Passage. The inclusion of Sufism in her poetry seems to have a dual purpose, in that it offers a “new” creative angle and a sincere belief in its power to provide relief from personal anguish. The fact that Sufism is similar to Jamaican-based religions works in its favor. Can Jamaicans, who are Goodison’s primary subject, really relate to its message? She does not underestimate her audience’s capacity for change or their willingness to accept the ideas of Sufism. Her role as facilitator is not a secret; she is openly promoting her ideas and her belief that healing is possible. This book is divided into three chapters. In Chapter One, a brief history of slavery in the Caribbean region with a focus on Jamaica is presented. The second chapter explicitly focuses on Lorna Goodison and her use of the written word to reveal her feelings about her ancestors’ (and her own) traumatic past. It also defines Sufism, includes some examples of Sufi poems, and shows what aspects of Sufism resonate with Jamaican Revivalism and Rastafarianism. The final chapter first makes reference to how Sufi elements have been used by other writers such as Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Walt Whitman, Thomas Merton, and Doris Lessing, and then illustrates how, contrary to these others, Goodison is the only one to apply Sufi ideals to a Caribbean context, thus falling into her own creative category, that of a new Caribbean literary canon.

Lorna Doone: The Wild And Wanton Edition

Author : M.J. Porteus,R D Blackmore

ISBN10 : 1440579172

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 224

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: On the border of the English counties of Devon and Somerset, John Ridd’s father is a yeoman farmer murdered in cold blood by a member of the notorious Doone family. John is besotted with Lorna, the granddaughter of the head of the Doone clan, who is to be forced to marry the evil Carver Doone. John helps Lorna escape, but circumstances lead to the discovery that she is not a Doone after all, and the newfound heiress moves. But the Monmouth Rebellion finds John wrongly accused of treason and he has to clear his name in London, where he finds Lorna once more and where their love is rekindled. He is granted a royal pardon, and later Lorna is allowed to join him at his Exmoor farm. Just as they are married in Oare church, Carver Doone shoots Lorna at the altar and John, believing her dead, pursues and kills him. But is his love really dead? Although Lorna Doone is perceived as a romance, it is set in the 1600s, when writings about sexual life at the court and personal diaries such as those of Pepys could be incredibly graphic, even by today’s standards. They were especially scandalous in the prudish Victorian times of the author. Had Blackmore written it in the seventeenth century, or in modern times, he probably would have done so similarly to this updated version and built on the existing innuendo. Sensuality Level: Spicy

The Book of Marvels

Author : Lorna Crozier

ISBN10 : 192681276X

Publisher : Greystone Books Ltd

Number of Pages : 128

Category : Literary Collections

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Book Summary: In The Book of Marvels, award-winning poet Lorna Crozier offers a delightful series of prose meditations on household objects: everything from doorknobs, washing machines, rakes, and zippers to the kitchen sink. Operating as a kind of a literary detective, Crozier brings her rapt attention to the everyday things she explores, uncovering the mystery that lies at their essence. She offers tantalizing glimpses of the household's inhabitants, too, probing hearts, brains, noses, and navels. Longing, exuberance, and grief colour her reflections on the familiar and the concrete, causing them at times to resemble folktales or parables. Each of the vignettes in The Book of Marvels stands alone, but the connections are intricate; as in life, each object gains meaning from its juxtaposition with others. Crozier approaches her investigations with a childlike curiosity, an adult bemusement, and an unfailing sense of metaphor and mischief. With both charm and mordant wit, she animates the panoply of wonders to be found everywhere around and in us.

Before the First Word

Author : Lorna Crozier

ISBN10 : 0889209189

Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

Number of Pages : 80

Category : Poetry

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Book Summary: Lorna Crozier’s radical imagination, and the finely tuned emotional intelligence that is revealed in the clarity of her poetry, have made her one of Canada’s most popular poets. Before the First Word: The Poetry of Lorna Crozier is a collection of thirty-five of her best poems, selected and introduced by Catherine Hunter, and includes an afterword by Crozier herself. Representing her work from 1985 to 2002, the collection reveals the wide range of Lorna Crozier’s voice in its most lyrical, contemplative, ironic, and witty moments. Hunter’s introduction discusses the poet’s major themes, with particular attention to her feminist approach to biblical myth and her fascination with absence and silence as sites for imaginative revision. Crozier’s afterword, “See How Many Ends This Stick Has: A Reflection on Poetry,” is a lyrical meditation that provides an inspirational glimpse into the philosophy of a writer who prizes the intensity of awareness that poetry demands, and is tantalized by what predates speaking and all that cant be named. An engaging volume that will appeal to undergraduate students as well as general readers of poetry. Lorna Crozier’s work has won many awards, including the Governor Generals Award in 1992 (for Inventing the Hawk), the first prize for poetry in the CBC Literary Competition, the Canadian Authors Association Award for Poetry in 1992, a National Magazine Award in 1995, and two Pat Lowther Memorial Awards (1993 and 1996) for the best book of poetry by a Canadian woman. She has published fourteen books of poetry, most recently, Whetstone. Born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, she now lives in British Columbia, where she is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Victoria.

Knowing Them

Author : Lorna Stevenson

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Europa Edizioni

Number of Pages : 232

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Sometimes you need a little help, even if you don’t want to ask for it. Will is…enduring. With a sick sister at home and university to get through, he still spends most of his time smiling as if everything is fine. Until he meets ‘the others’. Suddenly, everything Will knows is thrown out of the window, and he has to start all over. But maybe that leaves room for some hope. Rules don’t apply to Will’s new friends. Does that mean they can save his little sister? If she can be helped, maybe Will can be helped too. Lorna Stevenson, born and raised in Edinburgh, ideated the original concept for Knowing Them as she was settling in Dundee to begin her studies. The idea grew as she did, as she was going from studying architecture to finding her way to psychology while in Dundee. This book was written in several coffee shops and worked on until Lorna finally felt ready to share her characters and their story with you all.

Sueno

Author : Lorna Dee Cervantes

ISBN10 : 160940307X

Publisher : Wings Press

Number of Pages : 128

Category : Poetry

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Book Summary: Sueño is the fifth major collection of poetry by iconic Chicana/Native American poet, Lorna Dee Cervantes. Intellectually brilliant, linguistically playful, politically intense, sensually aflame, these poems engage the reader on half a dozen levels at once. More than any other, perhaps, Sueño lives up to Lorna Dee's reputation for both intellectual brilliance and brilliant word play.

Hard As Diamond, Soft As Silk

Author : Lorna Marie Hawkins

ISBN10 : 1525586068

Publisher : FriesenPress

Number of Pages : 172

Category : Poetry

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Book Summary: Fifty spectacular, fresh, and deeply emotional Poems and Short Stories invite you to delve further within these pages. Lorna Marie Hawkins has masterfully crafted diverse Poems and Short Stories that depict her own life experiences and poetic imagery of heartbreak, mental illness, loss, gambling addictions, tears, childhood trauma, physical and emotional abuse, poverty and betrayal. Hard As Diamond, Soft As Silk, comes to life with a ray of sunshine from some of the darkest challenging moments in life and is a legacy of hope, healing, insights, inspiration, love, triumphant, laughter, appreciation for life, forgiveness and self-acceptance. These classic collections are from the heart and soul with a prismatic array of style, power, rhyme, and rhythm. They are intriguing, thought-provoking, informative and humorous. Riveting! Awakens and fortifies the mind on many dimensions that echo with your consciousness. They resonate with a thirst for the truth, transparency, freedom of speech and expression that are bound to stir your senses, move you to feel emotions like never, compel you to share in her world and to see your own from a new perspective.