How my death saved my life—and other stories on my journey to wholeness / Denise Linn. p. cm. ISBN 1-4019-0526-9 (trade paper) 1. Linn, Denise. 2. Spiritual biography. I. Title. BL73.L56A3 2005 204'.092--dc22 2004015703 ISBN 13: ...
Author: Denise Linn
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
How My Death Saved My Life is the remarkable story of author Denise Linn. In this triumphant autobiography, Denise speaks with a compassionate yet fiery conviction, born of deep pain, as she describes overcoming the horror of an abusive childhood and the terror of being stricken down by an unknown gunman. From the mundane to the mystical, follow Denise’s inner and outer journeys as she grows up in various homes from abandoned army barracks, to the slums of Chicago, to an Ohio farming community. Travel with her as she is fired on by a plane in Yugoslavia, is tear gassed during antiwar riots, explores the sexual revolution in the ’60s, lives in a Buddhist monastery, and travels to native cultures to become one of the world’s most sought-after speakers and a best-selling author. Thousands of people worldwide have attended her lectures . . . and now, for the first time, they can read the story behind this internationally renowned woman.
nudge I needed to go on and create my fantasy novel, set one hundred million years in the future, ... just be a book of stories, but it would be one half of the great creative endeavor of my life, to leave behind one written volume as a ...
Author: Nathan Pitchford
Dark, disturbing and oftentimes bizarre, these highly polished, widely disparate short stories tell the meta story of one man's descent into depression, madness, and suicide -- and hint at a golden beyond.
nothing wonderful ever going to happen to me, come into my life? Sometimes I wish I could do something marvelous, heroiciget out of my daily grind, my rut. If I do get married, I'll live the same old dull life everybody here in Nazareth ...
Discuss these themes with people in your group. Ask each other if these themes remind you of other stories in the Bible. If so, which ones? See if these themes remind you of experiences in your own life. Do these other stories help you ...
Author: Jenifer Gamber
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
If you listen closely enough to teenagers, you’ll hear their deep yearning to connect with God, and a powerful instinct to belong. And you’ll find out right away the one thing they really hate—being preached to. Here in My Faith, My Life, teenagers learn all about the Christian faith they’ve been baptized into – and the Episcopal Church that offers them a spiritual home. With lively writing that’s always informative and never condescending, the book gives them all the basics they need to know to understand their faith – and claim it as their own. Closely linked to the Book of Common Prayer, My Faith, My Life covers everything from scripture, church history, and sacraments, to the meaning of prayer and ministry in the lives of real teens today. This is the essential handbook for teens in the Episcopal Church – an excellent resource for confirmation classes, youth study groups, and high school Christian education programs. Also available: A complete guide for Christian educators who are using My Faith, My Life as a confirmation resource for teenagers in the parish. It will contain detailed lesson plans, background information, suggestions, newsletter articles, and a wide variety of other materials to help teachers make the best use of My Faith, My Life. This leader guide will be a downloadable PDF for $5.95 from the Church Publishing website
My great-cousin was a dapper chickenfarmer who by the time of our last visits had become noticeably shorter than I. He had ... Thinking back, trying to locate in my life other moments of that full-glass feeling, I recall one in Passaic, ...
Author: John Updike
Publisher: Penguin UK
A beautiful, moving collection of short stories, in many of which Updike revisits the haunts of his childhood from the vantage point of old age. In 'Fiftieth' old friends reconnect at a class reunion, and one of them is left wondering, 'What does it mean: the enormity of having been children and now being old, living next to death.' In the story 'The Full Glass' the protagonist describes somewhat ruefully the rituals of old age. Before going to bed, he raises his nightly water glass 'drinking a toast to the visible world, his impending disappearance from it be damned.' In 'Varieties of Religious Experiences' a grandfather, visiting his daughter in Brooklyn Heights, watches the tower of the World Trade Centre fall, and his view of a God is forever altered. Again and again in these memorable stories, Updike strikes to the heart, giving words to what is so often left unsaid. He is at once witty, devastatingly observant, touching - and, of course, a consummate storyteller. This is a collection that will be admired and cherished.
But I keep on thinking : is it really worth telling the story of my life ? No , it's definitely not worth it ... My life's been no different from the lives of masses of others . Parental home , university , service in the lower ranks ...
Author: Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
This collection brings together six of Turgenev's best-known `long' short stories, in which he turns his skills of psychological observation and black comedy to subjects as diverse as the tyranny of serfdom, love, and revenge on the Russian steppes. These stories all display the elegance andclarity of Turgenev's finest writing.Richard Freeborn was until recently Professor of Russian at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, London.
Author: Russell Charles LeongPublish On: 2012-02-01
ing another layer of my life. Last week a friend told me that seven of his buddies had died of AIDS. No one wanted to know. In Asian families, you just slowly disappear. Your family rents a small room for you. They feed you lunch.
Author: Russell Charles Leong
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Category: Social Science
Russell Charles Leong shows an astonishing range in this new collection of stories. From struggling war refugees to monks, intellectuals to sex workers, his characters are both linked and separated by their experiences as modern Asians and Asian Americans. In styles ranging from naturalism to high-camp parody, Leong goes beneath stereotypes of immigrant and American-born Chinese, hustlers and academics, Buddhist priests and street people. Displacement and marginalization � and the search for love and liberation � are persistent themes. Leong�s people are set apart, by sexuality, by war, by AIDS, by family dislocations. From this vantage point on the outskirts of conventional life, they often see clearly the accommodations we make with identity and with desire. A young teen-ager, sold into prostitution to finance her brothers� education, saves her hair trimmings to burn once a year in a temple ritual, the one part of her body that is under her own control. A documentary film producer, raised in a noisy Hong Kong family, marvels at the popular image of Asian Americans as a silenced minority. Traditional Chinese families struggle to come to terms with gay children and AIDS.
So , when people use the time - worn ( time worn ) cliche " my life is a novel " ( which I heard , among others , from Maggiorina Mattioli — whose life story , discussed in chapter 13 in this book , did indeed resemble Absalom , Absalom ...
Author: Alessandro Portelli
Publisher: SUNY Press
Category: Social Science
Portelli offers a new and challenging approach to oral history, with an interdisciplinary and multicultural perspective. Examining cultural conflict and communication between social groups and classes in industrial societies, he identifies the way individuals strive to create memories in order to make sense of their lives, and evaluates the impact of the fieldwork experience on the consciousness of the researcher. By recovering the value of the story-telling experience, Portelli’s work makes delightful reading for the specialist and non-specialist alike. Alessandro Portelli is Professor of American Literature at the University of Rome “La Sapienza.”
JAMES M. CAIN The Postman Always Rings Twice Double Indemnity Mildred Pierce Selected Stories (in I vol. ... vols) Collected Stories GEOFFREY CHAUCER Canterbury Tales ANTON CHEKHOV The Complete Short Novels My Life and Other Stories The ...
Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Ranging in scope from lengthy novellas to fables and folktales only a few pages long, Leo Tolstoy’s short fiction provides a marvelous opportunity to become closely acquainted with Russia’s great novelist. Volume 2 of the Collected Shorter Fiction reveals how Tolstoy’s growing spiritual preoccupations flowered into a series of extraordinary late masterpieces that equal anything in the earlier novels for intensity and power. Readers of The Death of Iván Ilých, The Kreutzer Sonata, Father Sergius, Master and Man, and Hadji Murád will recognize the brilliant novelist now transfigured by his passionate quest for salvation and forgiveness. Aylmer and Louise Maude’s classic translations are supplemented by new translations by Nigel J. Cooper of six stories, including two that have never before appeared in English.
"Speak and enlighten the council on why we should spare your life," the fifth substitute speaker says. The bodies of the other four Earth people lay in a pile. I can see them in my peripheries. I shiver a little. It could be my body ...
Author: Hadassah Louis
A collection of literary fiction exploring the fragility of dreams. Prodding, oh so careful, just how far one must bend their back to catch a glimpse of heaven. The book includes five short stories; Bikuna has no womb - a woman with no belly button has no friends. [Zimbiro] Chenda becomes Chanda - refugee hidden in plain sight. [Bow to Enter Heaven] Umweo is a taloned god - judge of the world's sins. [Umweo's Talon] Ntalwe feasts on flesh - gory dinners on a seabed of guilt. [Secrets of the Sea] Dane, king of rocks, longs for glittered valleys - fall he must, to know his place.[The Greylings Quest] All must bow to enter heaven. The short fiction stories have elements of fantasy and some draw on real life experiences. The adventure is at least 100 pages in length.
youth I had hated my father for living vicariously through my life achievements, which he orchestrated from his position as the head of the household. While that was true as I had gotten older, I realized he had given me an excellent ...
Author: Ed Krizek
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Afterlife and Other Stories is a collection of moving, poignant and exciting short stories set mainly in the Philadelphia, PA area. The stories were written and edited with great care over a period of fifteen years. Anyone who has experienced the magic and the heartbreak of living with hope in desperate times will find these stories appealing. Readers who appreciate all aspects of reality including angst and hope will relate to this book.
visited Omura the other day and mentioned this difficulty , he said , “ Since human beings are fettered to so many things in their ... That " today ” ought to be called part of the history of existence , part of the history of my life .
Author: Mori Ogai
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Ogai's (1862-1922) stature among modern Japanese writers is unparalleled, but until recently his work in translation has languished in scholarly monographs and journals. Japan scholar Rimer has gathered several of Ogai's best-known stories and the first complete translation of a major work, Seinen ("
he asked, looking at her with unusual earnestness in his dark, handsome eyes. “Oh, never! ... in your life. I only beg you to let me share it with you.” George had known Paula only as the daughter of the ... 188 Lilacs and Other Stories.
Author: Kate Chopin
Publisher: Courier Corporation
From the author of The Awakening comes this collection, which features 24 distinctive tales of Southern life, filled with fascinating characters, idiosyncratic customs, and sometimes shocking details.
GIACOMO CASANOVA History of My Life WILLA CATHER Death Comes for the Archbishop My Antonia MIGUEL DE CERVANTES Don ... Stories GEOFFREY CHAUCER Canterbury Tales ANTON CHEKHOV The Complete Short Novels My Life and Other Stories The ...
Author: Ivan Turgenev
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Category: Family & Relationships
Introduction by John Bayley; Translation by Avril Pyman
You ridiculous little lunatic , you've undone all the good it would do him , with your soft ways . Why is my life made a curse with 25 animals ! Haven't I enough as it is— " There was a subdued tension afterwards .
Author: D. H. Lawrence
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The fourteen short stories collected in this volume were written between 1913 and 1921, most of them against the background of the 1914-18 War. All but one were published in slightly different versions by magazines and periodicals on both sides of the Atlantic. Ten were selected and revised by Lawrence for his collection England, My England published in 1922 in the United States and 1924 in Britain. Some of the stories included in this volume are "Tickets Please", "The Blind Man", "Monkey Nuts", "Wintry Peacock", "Hadrian", "Samson and Delilah", "The Primrose Path", "The Horse-Dealer's Daughter", and "The Last Straw". The texts aim to recover Lawrence's own intentions, which editors and publishers all too frequently ignored or altered. Where possible, manuscripts and corrected typescripts are used as base-texts. The introduction traces the composition and revision of the stories, setting them in the context of Lawrence's life and work. The textual apparatus gives variant readings, and explanatory notes identify sources, references and quotations. The 1915 version of "England, My England" is given in an appendix.
but there was none of that. my life was never in question. so through the entire process the physicians were aware i would lead a normal life span with the crushed bone and ground flesh. not much could be done to repair some of it. in ...
But they all have a direct relation to the crisis he describes so forcefully in A Confession: My life stopped. I could breathe, eat, drink, sleep, and could not help breathing, eating, drinking, sleeping; but there was no life, ...
Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publisher: Random House
The title story of this collection is about a man battling a mysterious illness. His family visit his bedside, their faces masks of concern. His colleagues pay their respects but only think of the advantages created by his death. This intensely moving story of Ivan Ilyich's lonely end is one of the masterpieces of Tolstoy's late fiction. The ten other stories in this new collection include 'The Kreutzer Sonata', 'The Devil', and 'Hadji Murat' which has been described by Harold Bloom as 'the best story in the world'.