Owls and Other Fantasies

Author: Mary Oliver
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807068755
Release Date: 2006-03-01
Genre: Poetry

A collection of poetry and essays celebrates the birds that have played an important role in the author's life, including the owl, goldfinch, swan, hummingbird, and loon.

Blue Iris

Author: Mary Oliver
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807096604
Release Date: 2004-09-15
Genre: Poetry

For poet Mary Oliver, nature is full of mystery and miracle. From the excitation of birds in the sky to the flowers and plants that are "the simple garments" of the earth, the natural world is her text of both the earth's changes and its permanence. In Blue Iris, Mary Oliver collects ten new poems, two dozen of her poems written over the last two decades, and two previously unpublished essays on the beauty and wonder of plants. The poet considers roses, of course, as well as poppies and peonies; lilies and morning glories; the thick-bodied black oak and the fragrant white pine; the tall sunflower and the slender bean. James Dickey has said of her, "Far beneath the surface-flash of linguistic effect, Mary Oliver works her quiet and mysterious spell. It is a true spell, unlike any other poet's, the enchantment of the true maker." In Blue Iris, she has captured with breathtaking clarity the true enchantment and mysterious spell of flowers and plants of all sorts and their magnetic hold on us. From the Hardcover edition.

The Truro Bear and Other Adventures

Author: Mary Oliver
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807097083
Release Date: 2008-10-01
Genre: Poetry

The Truro Bear and Other Adventures, a companion volume to Owls and Other Fantasies and Blue Iris, brings together ten new poems, thirty-five of Oliver's classic poems, and two essays all about mammals, insects, and reptiles. The award-winning poet considers beasts of all kinds: bears, snakes, spiders, porcupines, humpback whales, hermit crabs, and, of course, her beloved but disobedient little dog, Percy.

Why I Wake Early

Author: Mary Oliver
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807068799
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Poetry

"Mary Oliver continues to tutor us in attention, gratitude, and reverence in this new collection of 47 poems."--Frederick and Mary Ann Brussat, authors of "Spirituality Legacy."

Owl Sense

Author: Miriam Darlington
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9781783350766
Release Date: 2018-02-06
Genre: Nature

A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week Longlisted for the Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize 2018 A Guardian Book of the Year 2018 The owl has captivated the human imagination for millennia; as a predator, messenger, emblem of wisdom or portent of doom. Owl Sense tells a new story. On 'owl walks' with her teenage son, Benji, Miriam Darlington begins a quest to identify every European species of this elusive bird. From Britain she travels to Spain, France, Serbia and Finland, and to the frosted borders of the Arctic. Along the way, however, Benji succumbs to a mysterious and disabling illness, and Miriam's endeavour soon becomes entangled with the search for his cure. Bringing the strangeness and magnificence of owls to life, Owl Sense is a book about wildness in nature but also in the unpredictable course of our human lives.

Scepticism and Hope in Twentieth Century Fantasy Literature

Author: Kath Filmer-Davies
Publisher: Popular Press
ISBN: 0879725540
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Literary Criticism

Religious discourse has become alien to the secular and skeptical western societies of the twentieth century. There is real discomfort when religious discourse appears either in the popular press or in society. But even in a secular society, there is still a psychological need (one might even use the stronger word will), if not to believe, then at least to hope. Dr. Filmer states this need is met in the literature of fantasy.

New and Selected Poems

Author: Mary Oliver
ISBN: 080706887X
Release Date: 2007-04
Genre: Poetry

A collection of poems covering such topics as nature, writing, and art

Bird Observer

ISBN: CORNELL:31924090221684
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Bird watching

Modern Fantasy The 100 Best Novels

Author: David Pringle
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781473208063
Release Date: 2014-09-30
Genre: Fiction

Pringle presents his selections in chronological order and includes a synopsis of the story, a discussion of the author's overall contribution to fantasy literature, critical commentary on the title's significance, and a brief publishing history. An introductory essay tackles the difficulty of defining fantasy, while a "Brief Bibliography" directs readers to other discussions of the genre. By no means a definitive subject guide, this entertaining volume should serve as a solid introduction to the elusive field of imaginative literature.


ISBN: STANFORD:36105008358181
Release Date: 1967

The Selected Stories of Manly Wade Wellman Volume 5 Owls Hoot in the Daytime Other Omens

Author: Manly Wade Wellman
Publisher: Night Shade
ISBN: 1892389231
Release Date: 2001-05-01
Genre: Fiction

Owls Hoot in the Daytime & Other Omens is the 5th and final volume of Night Shade Books’ five volume “Selected Stories of Manly Wade Wellman.” This volume contains all of the John the Balladeer stories (sometimes better known as Silver John), Manly's most famous character. Contents: * Introduction by Karl Edward Wagner * O Ugly Bird! * The Desrick on Yandro * Vandy, Vandy * One Other * Call Me From the Valley * The Little Black Train * Shiver in the Pines * Walk Like A Mountain * On the Hills and Everywhere * Old Devlins Was A-Waiting * Nine Yards of Other Cloth * Wonder As I Wander * Farther Down the Trail * Trill Coster’s Burden * The Spring * Owls Hoot in the Daytime * Can These Bones Live? * Nobody Ever Goes There * Where Did She Wander? * Afterword by Gerald W. Page Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

Brother to Dragons Companion to Owls

Author: Jane Lindskold
Publisher: Orb Books
ISBN: 1429982942
Release Date: 2006-08-08
Genre: Fiction

The Magic That Doesn't Go Away Cutbacks have forced Sarah out of the asylum in which she was raised—and into a strange new place where the Head Wolf rules the beautiful and the doomed. But Sarah can never truly assimilate, for she possesses wild talents. Walls tell her their secrets. Safes tell her their combinations. And a favorite toy dragon whispers dire warnings about those who would exploit her for their own malevolent purposes. There's no place Sarah can hide, from her pursuers or from her past... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

W Inging it

ISBN: CORNELL:31924097697886
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Bird watching

Contemporary Authors New Revision Series

Author: Thomson Gale
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 0787678929
Release Date: 2005-06-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

In response to the escalating need for up-to-date information on writers, Contemporary Authors(r) New Revision Series brings researchers the most recent data on the world's most-popular authors. These exciting and unique author profiles are essential to your holdings because sketches are entirely revised and up-to-date, and completely replace the original Contemporary Authors(r) entries. For your convenience, a soft-cover cumulative index is sent biannually