Epic Solitude

Epic Solitude

Author: Katherine Keith

Publisher: Blackstone Publishing

ISBN: 9781538557037

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

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All her life, Katherine Keith has hungered for remote, wild places that fill her soul with freedom and peace. Her travels take her across America, but it is in the vast and rugged landscape of Alaska that she finds her true home. Alaska is known as a place where people disappear—at least a couple thousand go missing each year. But the same vast and rugged landscape that contributed to so many people being lost is precisely what has gotten her found. She and her husband build a log cabin miles away from the nearest road and create a life of love. An idyllic existence, but with isolation and brutal living conditions can also come heartbreak. Chopping wood and hauling water are not just parts of a Zen proverb but a requirement for survival. Keith experiences tragic loss and must push on, with her infant daughter, alone in the Alaskan backcountry. Long-distance dog sledding opens a door to a new existence. Racing across the state of Alaska offers the best of all worlds by combining raw wilderness with solitude and athleticism. The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, the “Last Great Race on Earth,” remains a true test of character and offers the opportunity to intimately explore the frontier that she has come to love. With every thousand miles of winter trail traversed in total solitude, she confronts challenges that awaken internal demons, summoning all the inner grief and rage that lies dormant. In the tradition of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild and John Krakauer’s Into the Wild, Epic Solitude is the powerful and touching story of how one woman found her way—both despite and because of—the difficulties of living and racing in the remote wilderness.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography








Page: 120

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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

Walter Benjamin

Walter Benjamin

Following Lukacs, Benjamin maintains that the basic formal principle of the novel is 'the individual in their solitude' while the epic is communal, drawing its material from what is 'orally transmitted' and thus citable (1932a: 230).

Author: Howard Caygill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000158755

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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This book analyzes the development of Walter Benjamin's concept of experience in his early writings showing that it emerges from an engagement with visual experience, and in particular the experience of colour. It represents Benjamin as primarily a thinker of the visual field.
Categories: Social Science

Epic Ambitions in Modern Times

Epic Ambitions in Modern Times

Pound's Cantos and Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude. What matters in epic is not genre but stance. The Janus-faced modern epic looks back to earlier epic structures and forward to a fractured modernity's discontinuities ...

Author: Robert Crossley

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781839985478

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 188

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Epic Ambitions in Modern Times explores how artists in varied genres and media have aimed for, in Milton’s phrase, ”things unattempted yet” in epic creation. Starting with the last books of Paradise Lostas a farewell to the ancient tradition of epic and extending to an assessment of four twenty-first-century women writers retelling canonical epics in the voices of marginalized characters, the book’s intervening chapters consider epic in the forms of an epistolary novel, a work of history, a poetic autobiography, an opera, a silent film, a series of paintings, two literary fantasies, three poems set in the future and a play.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Monster Variations

The Monster Variations

Reggie did not usually poke through people's trash-like most boys, he preferred the epic solitude of the junkyard—but for reasons unknown he was compelled to lift that lid, and when he held up the rusty metal gear, James knew just what ...

Author: Daniel Kraus

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 9780375892646

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 258

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This fast-paced read will keep readers on the edge of their seats! Someone is killing boys in a small town. The murder weapon is a truck, and the only protection is a curfew enacted to keep kids off the streets. But it’s summer—and that alone is worth the risk of staying out late for James, Willie, and Reggie. Willie, who lost his arm in the first hit-and-run attack, finds it hard to keep up with his two best friends as they leave childhood behind. All of them are changing, hounded by their parents, hunted by the killer, and haunted by the “monster,” a dead thing that guards the dangerous gateway between youth and manhood. But that’s not all: shadowing the boys everywhere is Mel Herman, the mysterious and brilliant bully whose dark secrets may hold the key to their survival. As the summer burns away, these forces collide, and it will take compassion, brains, and guts for the boys to overcome their demons—and not become monsters themselves. In this chilling and poignant debut novel, Daniel Kraus deftly explores the choices boys grapple with and the revelations that occur as they become men.
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

Fifty Places to Practice Yoga Before You Die

Fifty Places to Practice Yoga Before You Die

Yoga Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations Chris Santella, Diana Helmuth. The epic solitude of Norway's countryside surrounds yogis at the newly minted Nøsen yoga community. The premise of Camp Walden's Yoga Weekend is simple: ...

Author: Chris Santella

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 9781647004750

Category: Travel

Page: 224

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The author of the bestselling Fifty Places series returns with a collection of the most meditative and relaxing locales for every type of yoga practice Fifty Places to Practice Yoga Before You Die is the seventeenth entry in Chris Santella’s bestselling Fifty Places series. The book shares yogis’ recommendations for the best and most beautiful places to do yoga as well as tips for how to plan the trip. It covers a variety of venues around the world that cater to many different classes and styles of yoga, including Anusara, Ashtanga, Bikram, hot yoga, Iyengar, Restorative, and Vinyasa. The following breathtaking, diverse locales are explored throughout: Haines, Alaska - Lake Louise, Alberta - Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica - Sedona, Arizona - Melbourne, Australia - Uluru, Australia - Austria, St. Anton - Nassau, Bahamas - Paro, Bhutan - Welgevonden Game Reserve/Tuli Reserve, Botswana - Salt Spring Island, British Columbia - Joshua Tree, California - Los Angeles, California - Ojai, California - San Francisco, California - Watsonville, California - Siem Reap, Cambodia - Torres Del Paine, Chile - Denver, Colorado - Nosara, Costa Rica - Malta, Europe - Islamorada, Florida - Lake Atilan, Guatemala - Kapaau, Hawaii - Maui, Hawaii - Goa, India - Mysore (Mysuru), India - Pune, India - Rishikesh, India - Bali, Indonesia - Val de Chio, Italy - Boston, Massachusetts - Stockbridge, Massachusetts - Tulum, Mexico - Helena, Montana - Taghazout, Morocco - Bagan, Myanmar - Pokhara, Nepal - Glenorchy, New Zealand - Popoyo, Nicaragua - Valdres, Norway - Palmer Rapids, Ontario - John Day River, Oregon - Oregon City, Oregon - The Sacred Valley, Peru - Siargao, Philippines - Olhão, Portugal - Unawatuna, Sri Lanka - Kho Phangan, Thailand - London, United Kingdom
Categories: Travel

Our America

Our America

... like a suffering martyr, before his unexpected collaborators, he was perhaps as great, given his opinion of himself, as when he decided, in epic solitude, to guide his unformed country to freedom by rudimentary methods, ...

Author: José Martí

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780853454953

Category: History

Page: 451

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Presents the celebrated Cuban revolutionary's thoughts on “Nuestra America,” the Latin America Martí fought to make free.
Categories: History



WRITTEN WITH THE BONES OF THE LAST MAN The ocean splashed and washed ashore Crashing on the shear rock cliffs Pushing up across the dirty sand Extreme epic solitude surrounded the mind We started as seven stranded survivors We struggled ...

Author: Richard Alan Trobridge

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781329854192


Page: 472

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Publications Aberdeen University and King s College Officers and graduates of University King s college Aberdeen MVD MDCCCLX Ed by Peter John Anderson 1893

Publications  Aberdeen University and King s College  Officers and graduates of University   King s college  Aberdeen  MVD MDCCCLX  Ed  by Peter John Anderson  1893

The fane of the Druids : a poem . Inquiry into the causes of infidelity . Religious institutions and principles . Rona a poem . Britannia a national epic . Solitude ; or , the elysium of the poets . The theology of Plato . Abdn . 1882 .



ISBN: NYPL:33433075898985


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Buried Caesars and Other Secrets of Italian American Writing

Buried Caesars  and Other Secrets of Italian American Writing

In the novels of Rocco Fumento and Charles Calitri , writers who emerged in the 1950s , Gene Mirabelli and Joseph Papaleo , writers who emerged in the 1960s and 1970s , the Ital- ian American family has become an epic solitude .

Author: Robert Viscusi

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791466345

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 298

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Viscusi also situates Italian American writing within the "eccentric design" of American literature, and uses a multidisciplinary approach to read not only novels and poems, but also houses, maps, processions, videos, and other artifacts as texts."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Literary Criticism