The Quarry

The Quarry

IO 1909 YOU can close a shop or an office , Lyman thought as he walked down the street of the village to the quarry office . You can just turn the key and draw down the shades , but with the quarry all you could do was to walk away and ...

Author: Mildred Walker

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803297793

Category: Fiction

Page: 339

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"A warm, moving book, a touch old-fashioned, and very American."-New Yorker. "A satisfying piece of work, well constructed and well written. As a regional novel, it gives a convincing delineation of upstate Vermont in the period between the Civil War and World War One, and it also leaves the reader with the pleasing consciousness that maintaining a standard of conduct-such things as tolerance, integrity, and loyalty-can make good fiction material."-Christian Science Monitor. "Walker has done a fine bit of documentation on what might be called the deflowering of New England."-New York Times. In this family saga, generations mine the Vermont earth and come to rest in it. Lyman Converse is too young to fight in the Civil War, but he lives to see his own son enlist in World War I. Through all the years his closest friend is Easy, an escaped black slave who took refuge in his father's house. Everything Converse values most is gradually lost to time, including the family-owned soapstone quarry. The Quarry invites readers to escape into private lives worth caring about-and to feel the national history that they could not escape. Originally published in 1947 and considered one of Mildred Walker's richest novels, The Quarry is introduced by Ripley Hugo, Walker's daughter. Hugo edited, with James Welch, The Real West Marginal Way: A Poet's Autobiography by Richard Hugo.
Categories: Fiction

The Quarry

The Quarry

Before long the woodland around them became vaguely familiar as they joined the path leading up to the quarry. None of them spoke, each concentrating on the tricky task of negotiating the icy terrain without falling flat on their backs.

Author: Steve Lockley

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781592240531

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 116

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Losing their father was the worst thing that ould happen to James and Robert Lane. Or so they thought. When their mother takes them to live in isolated Bethesda they find their problems are only just beginning. Terror has gripped the village. Two children have vanished, others will soon follow. Police patrol Bethesda's snow-bound streets, searching for the abductor. James and Robert discover that the answer lies deep in the woods that surround the village, in the old slate quarry abandoned for the winter. But something ancient and evil has seen them. And now it wants them, too. The Quarry is a fast-paced horror thriller for young adult readers. It will chill you to the bone.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Quarry

The Quarry

Charles W. Chesnutt Dean McWilliams. DEAN MCWILLIAMS The Quarry PRINCETON LEGACY LIBRARY THE QUARRY THE QUARRY Charles W. Chesnutt Edited with introduction. CHARLES W. CHESNUTT Cover.

Author: Charles W. Chesnutt

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400851614

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

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Was Donald Glover really what he seemed--a handsome, dedicated, and clever African-American star of the Harlem Renaissance, whose looks made him the "quarry" of a variety of women? Or could the secrets of his birth change his destiny entirely? Focusing on the culture of Harlem in the 1920s, Charles Chesnutt's final novel dramatizes the political and aesthetic life of the exciting period we now know as the Harlem Renaissance. Mixing fact and fiction, and real and imagined characters, The Quarry is peopled with so many figures of the time--including Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. DuBois, and Marcus Garvey--that it constitutes a virtual guide to this inspiring period in American history. Protagonist Glover is a light-skinned man whose adoptive black parents are determined that he become a leader of the black people. Moving from Ohio to Tennessee, from rural Kentucky to Harlem, his story depicts not only his conflicted relationship to his heritage but also the situation of a variety of black people struggling to escape prejudice and to take advantage of new opportunities. Although he was the first African-American writer of fiction to gain acceptance by America's white literary establishment, Charles W. Chesnutt (1858-1932) has been eclipsed in popularity by other writers who later rose to prominence during the Harlem Renaissance. Recently, this pathbreaking American writer has been receiving an increasing amount of attention. Two of his novels, Paul Marchand, F.M.C. (completed in 1921) and The Quarry (completed in 1928), were considered too incendiary to be published during Chesnutt's lifetime. Their publication now provides us not only the opportunity to read these two books previously missing from Chesnutt's oeuvre but also the chance to appreciate better the intellectual progress of this literary pioneer. Chesnutt was the author of many other works, including The Conjure Woman & Other Conjure Tales, The House Behind the Cedars, The Marrow Tradition, and Mandy Oxendine. Princeton University Press recently published To Be an Author: Letters of Charles W. Chesnutt, 1889-1905 (edited by Joseph R. McElrath, Jr., and Robert C. Leitz, III). Originally published in 1999. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Categories: Fiction

The Quarry

The Quarry

Cicada, cricket, we were drilled by insect hexachords, the quarry garbled and transumed whatever sentence we passed upon the dark, upon the rushes that swayed in the far shallows, and the throb— monotonous, incessant— that was the ...

Author: Dan Lechay

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821441876

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 70

View: 837

Marvelous, disquieting, extraordinarily beautiful book that meditates on fundamental questions of time and change in and through a clear-eyed yet loving evocation of everyday existence. Once or twice in a generation a poet comes along who captures the essential spirit of the American Midwest and gives name to the peculiar nature that persists there. Like James Wright, Robert Bly, Ted Kooser, and Jared Carter before him, Dan Lechay reshapes our imagination to include his distinct and profound vision of this undersung region. The poetry of Dan Lechay, collected in The Quarry, constructs a myth of the Midwest that is at once embodied in the permanence of the landscape, the fleeting nature of the seasons, and the eternal flow of the river. Lechay writes of memory and the mutability of memory, of the change brought on a person by the years lived and lost, and of the stoic attempts made by those around him to elicit an order and rationale to their lives. The Quarry is the first full-length collection from this seasoned poet. Final judge Alan Shapiro in writing about The Quarry said: “If Dan Lechay's poems often begin with the ordinary details and circumstances of life in a small Midwestern town or city, they always end by reminding us that no moment of life is ever ordinary, that 'Nothing is more mysterious than the way things are.' The Quarry is a marvelous, disquieting, extraordinarily beautiful book that meditates on fundamental questions of time and change in and through a clear-eyed yet loving evocation of everyday existence. Under Lechay's soulful gaze, the backyards, neighborhoods, animals, and landscapes he describes dramatize the often wrenching connection between beauty and loss, evanescence and memory. The Quarry is a thoroughly mature and accomplished book.”
Categories: Literary Collections

The Quarry

The Quarry

He was staring down into the depths of the quarry where indeterminate shapes were conjoined. 'Did you hear what happened here?' he said. The minister ran his tongue around his lips. 'Everybody heard,' he said. 'But I got them.

Author: Damon Galgut

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 9780802199683

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 436

Damon Galgut established himself as a writer of international caliber with the publication of The Good Doctor, which was sold in sixteen countries and was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize and the winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize for the African region. The Quarry, written ten years ago but never published outside of South Africa, is another stark, intense, and crystalline novel in which human nature betrays itself against the desolate backdrop of rural South Africa. On a lonely stretch of road a man picks up a hitchhiker. The driver is a minister on his way to a new rural congregation; the passenger is a fugitive. When the minister realizes this, the fugitive kills him. He assumes his vestments and identity, only to discover that one of his first duties as the new minister is to preside over his victim's funeral. As the fugitive and the local police chief play a tense game of cat and mouse, culminating in a pursuit across the desolate veldt, Damon Galgut gives us a spare, devastating combat for man's most prized attribute: freedom.
Categories: Fiction

The Quarry

The Quarry

Kit doesn't know who his mother is.

Author: Iain Banks

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781405513142

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 783

Kit doesn't know who his mother is. What he does know, however, is that his father, Guy, is dying of cancer. Feeling his death is imminent, Guy gathers around him his oldest friends - or at least the friends with the most to lose by his death. Paul - the rising star in the Labour party who dreads the day a tape they all made at university might come to light; Alison and Robbie, corporate bunnies whose relationship is daily more fractious; Pris and Haze, once an item, now estranged, and finally Hol - friend, mentor, former lover and the only one who seemed to care. But what will happen to Kit when Guy is gone? And why isn't Kit's mother in the picture? As the friends reunite for Guy's last days, old jealousies, affairs and lies come to light as Kit watches on.
Categories: Fiction

The Quarry Essays

The Quarry  Essays

... Frame Structures: Early Poems 1974–1979 The Midnight My Emily Dickinson The Nonconformist's Memorial PierceArrow Souls of the Labadie Tract The Spontaneous Particulars That This The Quarry THE QUARRY Susan Howe A NEW DIRECTIONS EB O O.

Author: Susan Howe

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811224543

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 669

The Quarry presents new and pivotal Susan Howe prose pieces. A powerful selection of Susan Howe's previously uncollected essays, The Quarry moves backward chronologically, from her brand-new "Vagrancy in the Park" (about Wallace Stevens) through such essential texts as "The Disappearance Approach," "Personal Narrative," "Sorting Facts," "Frame Structures," and "Where Should the Commander Be," and ending with her seminal early criticism, "The End of Art." The essays of The Quarry map the intellectual territory of one of America's most important and vital avant-garde poets.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Injury Experience in the Quarry Industry

Injury Experience in the Quarry Industry

Salient statistics on injuries , injury rates , and employment in the quarry industry of the United States , 1949–53 ... 2. Injury and employment data on all stone quarries with and without fatalities , 19533.



ISBN: CORNELL:31924054183557

Category: Quarries and quarrying


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Categories: Quarries and quarrying

Jewels from the Quarry of the Mind

Jewels from the Quarry of the Mind

Br Anon . it 나 - S O live , that when thy summons comes to join The innumerable caravan , that moves To that mysterious realm where each shall take His chamber in the silent halls of death , Thou go , not like the quarry slave at night ...

Author: James H. Head



Category: English poetry

Page: 323

View: 986

Categories: English poetry

The Quarry

The Quarry

In The Quarry, Damon Galgut brings the power of myth to his tender prose to create a devastating drama, alive with tension.

Author: Damon Galgut

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 9780143529491

Category: Nature


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On a lonely stretch of road a nameless man commits a murder. The victim is a religious minister on his way to take up a post in a nearby town. The murderer decides to steal the dead man's identity only to discover that one of his first duties as the new minister is to bury the body that has just been found, close to a disused quarry ....The head of the local police, the Captain, takes a close interest in the minister's work. Although there is evidence linking young petty criminals to the crime, the Captain knows it is the new minister who is guilty. The Captain decides to bide his time - watching, listening, slowing circling his prey. The Quarry builds to a climax that is almost too much to bear: with the town's church ablaze, the Captain is compelled to pursue the murderer across the veld, as his exhausted quarry struggles to make good his escape. In The Quarry, Damon Galgut brings the power of myth to his tender prose to create a devastating drama, alive with tension.
Categories: Nature