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Literary Essays, Critiques & Biographies
by Tony Kelly
"A blossoming soccer career marred by mishaps which drove him to disaster. Ruined by an addiction to gambling, Tony Kelly lost his career, his partner, and his wealth. Now he has written his story to “invite the public, family, and friends into my secret hell of racism, despair, depression, stardom, gambling addiction and self-destruction”
by Neel BurtonNot just the stories, but what they mean. What is myth, and why does it have such a hold on the human mind? How does myth relate to near forms such as legend and fairy tale, and to other modes of understanding such as religion and science? What is a hero, what is a monster, and what function does magic serve? How has our relationship with myth and mythology changed over the centuries? And are there any modern myths? These are a few of the fascinating questions that psychiatrist and philoso... more
by Author Catherine Townsend- LyonHow does a good girl go bad? Based on a true story, told in the author's own words, without polish or prose, this haunting tale of addiction, family secrets, abuse, sexual trauma, financial devastation, crime, and...Redemption in Recovery. One day at a time, one page at a time. Learn of this remarkable woman and her brave story. It's not how to recovery; it's how and why she got entangled in addicted gambling...
by Nicól Osborne, Tamera Gittens
Blackness Interrupted: Black Psychology Matters explores the subject of Black psychology as a field or branch of psychology that adequately addresses and explores psychology beyond the Eurocentric perspective of psychology as it relates to the Black experience. A captivating and persuasive analysis of racial bias in educational psychology by Osborne and Gittens.
It is no secret that the many accomplishments of African Americans in the field of Psychology have not been spot... more
by Denis O'NeillA book of essays and observations posted on Facebook during the first year of the pandemic, viewed through a political lens, gathered here in one aromatic bunch. Politics, nature, literature, humor ~ a writer's take on the art of survival in a most dangerous year.
by Stephen BykProfessional theatre director and educator, Stephen Byk uses methods specifically designed and developed by theatre artists and theorists in this investigative analysis of Shakespeare's work. Vindicating Shakespeare approaches the play as a work of theatre art to be performed, not as a static literary artifact. With a running commentary as to how the play must have appeared to the Elizabethan audience, the play and characters come alive through deep, psychological insights into character motivat... more
by Aramide SalakoThoughts in Traffic is a book of thoughts, expanded from quotes to philosophical notes, essays, Shakespearean poems, noetic, and intellectual discourses. You also get to read the Author's: Letter to the World-beater; Letter to the Nigerian Citizenry, Letter to Top CEOs on LinkedIn, Letter to Elon Musk, and even a LETTER TO GOD!
by Ekaterina YakovinaThe book of recollections about a several cities with which the author's life is closely connected. Majestic St. Petersburg and beautiful village of the childhood. The book will be interested to the readers who see poetry in every moment of life. The book contains illustrations.
by Cynthia GreenwoodDeciphering Shakespeare's Plays brings William Shakespeare's 400-year-old dramas alive in a new introduction for students, playgoers, and general readers. The book doesn't just dissect great soliloquies on the page -- it illuminates the essence and experience of the Shakespearean spoken word. It also brings you closer to the heady, behind-the-scenes world of freelance playwriting and the London theatre scene of the 1590s. It lends insight into decisions that theatre people make while acting and ... more
by Ann Callaghan AllenThis is the true story of a 19th century woman from rural Upstate New York who defied contemporary gender roles to amass a fortune, only to see it threatened by an unscrupulous husband. Malvina Guimaraes introduced the sewing machine, then a new and transformative device for women, to the South American market at a time when women rarely ventured beyond their homes. She was deceived and abused by her third husband who had 19th century law and conventional thinking on his side. The battle for co... more
by Deb ElkinkEveryone loves a riddle, and late-Victorian British writer G. K. Chesterton was a jester extraordinaire who left us with a large body of work ripe for interpretation. He used metaphor, allusion, and paradox to infuse his fiction with hidden theological meaning. Through intimate biography and lively literary analysis, Roots and Branches reveals the underlying message of Chesterton’s religious convictions. Deb Elkink (award-winning novelist, The Third Grace) focuses on the single image of the ... more
by John HollidayThe early 19th-century was a time of great change in English society. The growth of Humanism brought debates about slavery, workers’ rights and suffrage, while Britain’s determination to build an empire offered ambitious young men the chance to make their mark. Against this backdrop, 19-year-old Walter Medhurst was finding his way in the world, becoming an apprentice printer when family financial problems forced an abrupt end to his studies at the prestigious St Paul’s school. A chance encounte... more
by Simon MorrellBringing the award winning true stories 'From Bullied to Black Belt' its sequel 'An Everyday Warrior' and the all new 'My Fear, Your Fear,' British Warrior tells of the incredible struggles and important victories one man faced. Battered and bullied as a child and violently assaulted as a grown man, the author fell to agoraphobia, panic attacks and alcohol abuse. He was though, able to overcome with the love of his life Julie, who urged him to stand up for himself which he did through Martial A... more
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by Dustin PeoneIn the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many new techniques for remaining healthy have been introduced, but there is little public discussion about how to live well. "Social distancing" is good medicine for the body, but the health of the spirit depends on wisdom. We are all in strange territory, and under such conditions we can only look to the past for counsel. In this book, the philosopher Dustin Peone offers reflections on ten literary classics set during plague times. From each work, he dra... more