A Pinnacle of Feeling

A Pinnacle of Feeling illuminates the fundamental concern with democratic sovereignty that informs the most innovative literary works of the twentieth century, and shows how these works helped redefine and elevate the role of executive ...

A Pinnacle of Feeling

There is no more powerful symbol in American political life than the presidency, and the image of presidential power has had no less profound an impact on American fiction. A Pinnacle of Feeling is the first book to examine twentieth-century literature's deep fascination with the modern presidency and with the ideas about the relationship between state power and democracy that underwrote the rise of presidential authority. Sean McCann challenges prevailing critical interpretations through revelatory new readings of major writers, including Richard Wright, Gertrude Stein, Henry Roth, Zora Neale Hurston, Saul Bellow, Ralph Ellison, Norman Mailer, Don Delillo, and Philip Roth. He argues that these writers not only represented or satirized presidents, but echoed political thinkers who cast the chief executive as the agent of the sovereign will of the American people. They viewed the president as ideally a national redeemer, and they took that ideal as a model and rival for their own work. A Pinnacle of Feeling illuminates the fundamental concern with democratic sovereignty that informs the most innovative literary works of the twentieth century, and shows how these works helped redefine and elevate the role of executive power in American culture.

Reaching the Pinnacle of Your Emotions

Reaching the Pinnacle of Your Emotions is a self-improvement book that shows the reader how to control their emotions and live a fulfilling life filled with joy.

Reaching the Pinnacle of Your Emotions

Reaching the Pinnacle of Your Emotions is a self-improvement book that shows the reader how to control their emotions and live a fulfilling life filled with joy. Unlike many other self-improvement books, Reaching the Pinnacle of Your Emotions does not contain hard concepts and technical lanaguage that confuses the reader. We all have emotions, so why not make those emotions positive on a daily basis?

Declarations of Dependence

A Pinnacle of Feeling: American Literature and Presidential Government. Princeton: Princeton University Press: 2008. McClintock, Anne. Imperial Leather: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest.

Declarations of Dependence

In this highly original study, Gregory Downs argues that the most American of wars, the Civil War, created a seemingly un-American popular politics, rooted not in independence but in voluntary claims of dependence. Through an examination of the pleas and petitions of ordinary North Carolinians, Declarations of Dependence contends that the Civil War redirected, not destroyed, claims of dependence by exposing North Carolinians to the expansive but unsystematic power of Union and Confederate governments, and by loosening the legal ties that bound them to husbands, fathers, and masters. Faced with anarchy during the long reconstruction of government authority, people turned fervently to the government for protection and sustenance, pleading in fantastic, intimate ways for attention. This personalistic, or what Downs calls patronal, politics allowed for appeals from subordinate groups like freed blacks and poor whites, and also bound people emotionally to newly expanding postwar states. Downs's argument rewrites the history of the relationship between Americans and their governments, showing the deep roots of dependence, the complex impact of the Civil War upon popular politics, and the powerful role of Progressivism and segregation in submerging a politics of dependence that--in new form--rose again in the New Deal and persists today.

American Literature in Transition 1910 1920

A Pinnacle of Feeling: American Literature and Presidential Government. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2008. Print. McCarthy, Tom. “Writing Machines: Tom McCarthy on Realism and the Real.” London Review of Books 18 December ...

American Literature in Transition  1910   1920

American Literature in Transition, 1910–1920 offers provocative new readings of authors whose innovations are recognized as inaugurating Modernism in US letters, including Robert Frost, Willa Cather, T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, H. D., and Marianne Moore. Gathering the voices of both new and established scholars, the volume also reflects the diversity and contradictions of US literature of the 1910s. 'Literature' itself is construed variously, leading to explorations of jazz, the movies, and political writing as well as little magazines, lantern slides, and sports reportage. One section of thematic essays cuts across genre boundaries. Another section oriented to formats drills deeply into the workings of specific media, genres, or forms. Essays on institutions conclude the collection, although a critical mass of contributors throughout explore long-term literary and cultural trends - where political repression, race prejudice, war, and counterrevolution are no less prominent than experimentation, progress, and egalitarianism.

Education as Developing Self

Bigger reflects on and names the strong emotions of hate , hope , and despair that he has experienced and is feeling ... For example , in the course of the novel , Bigger " had gained a pinnacle of feeling upon which he could stand and ...

Education as Developing Self


Be Feel Think Do

present moment and breathing deeply into that feeling. She spoke of remembering the true leader we are, ... The pressure and pain in my head reached a pinnacle. Usually, if I felt like that, I would hold my breath, swallow a couple of ...

Be Feel Think Do

At the age of 23, modern-day shaman and inspirational speaker Anne Bérubé’s life was interrupted by a near fatal car accident and mystical experience. Trapped in the car, unable to breathe, she had a vision that forever realigned her life’s trajectory. The following years were marked by chronic pain, emotional turmoil, and malaise, through which her journey of introspection and personal transformation would eventually lead to profound insights around self-healing, inner peace, and soul-realization. In her inspirational memoir, Bérubé explores her journey of learning how to prioritize being and feeling in order to experience life richly, fully, and true to her soul’s calling. Bérubé opens her heart and her mind to the universe’s wisdom, providing guidance and comfort to those who feel at the precipice of change and awakening.

The Month

His respectful affection seemed to raise me to a pinnacle , and I did not feel the courage to reject him . ... If anybody would have told me then the real state of my feelings , I should have been very grateful .

The Month


101 More Favorite Play Therapy Techniques

When children are playing a game, they are less defensive about discussing their feelings because they see their answers as just one part of the game. In the Topple-a-Feeling game, children can control which feeling they express because ...

101 More Favorite Play Therapy Techniques

Separated into seven categories for easy reference, the techniques within each chapter are applied to practice situations in a concise format for easy reference and use. The interventions illustrated include Storytelling, to enhance verbalizations in children; Expressive Art, to promote children's coping ability by using various art mediums; Game Play, to help children express themselves in a playful environment; Puppet Play, to facilitate the expression of conflicting emotions; Play Toys and Objects, to demonstrate the therapeutic use of various toys and objects in the playroom; Group Play, to offer methods and play techniques for use in group settings; and Other, to provide miscellaneous techniques that are useful in many settings. This book is a response to the evident need of clinicians for easy to use play therapy techniques. A welcome addition to the earlier collection, it is designed to help children enhance verbalization of feeling, manage anger, deal with loss and grief, and heal their wounds through the magic of play therapy. Clear and marvelously simple, this manual will be an invaluable addition to any professional's or student's library.

First Time Parents

Finally comes a fully developed sense of self, a pinnacle that can't be achieved without the other needs being met. ... Without a secure feeling of independence, a child can't relate to others. He can't share, be reasonable, outgoing, ...

First Time Parents

A lifeline of practical information and support for all new parents adapting to becoming a family. Best selling author and parenting expert Dr. Miriam Stoppard gives constructive advice on new parent issues from pregnancy and birth to daily baby care, the latest obstetric procedures and medical recommendations. Accessible and easy to read, you will have the confidence to fashion your own brand of family life no matter what your lifestyle. "An essential buy for all first-time parents." Baby and You Magazine

Valuation

Finally , space forms , such as the upward urge of the pinnacle , or the dim distances of perspective , induce emotions or moods of the dynamic transgredient character , while other forms induce expansive feelings of repose .

Valuation

This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.

The Weight of Silence

For once I feel the exhilaration that the children must feel. The feeling of being at a pinnacle, where the only place to go now is down; it is a breathtaking sensation and I feel my legs wobble with uncertainty as I look around me.

The Weight of Silence

The runaway New York Times bestseller--over half a million copies in print It happens quietly one hot August morning in Iowa: two families awaken to find their little girls have gone missing in the night. Seven-year-old Calli Clark suffers from selective mutism brought on by a tragedy when she was a toddler. Petra Gregory is Calli's best friend--and her voice. But neither girl has been heard from since they vanished. Now, Calli and Petra's parents are tied by the question of what happened to their children. And the answer is trapped in the silence of unspoken family secrets.

Assessing Communication Education

A plateau is a place in the searching where students feel that the searching is worth it as they survey the territory they have covered. The plateau is not a pinnacle in the sense that it is an end point to the journey or a finishing of ...

Assessing Communication Education

Designed as a handbook, this text provides media, speech (public speaking, interpersonal, small group, and organizational communication), and theatre educators with both the theoretical and practical ammunition to fight the assessment battles on their campuses. The philosophical implications of accountability are balanced with concrete, specific, and usable assessment strategies. Stressing student, faculty, course, program, department, and institutional assessment, this book's aim is to provide, in one place, information that will help diverse and complex communication programs face the growing challenges in assessment. The book is divided into three sections: background and foundational information for assessment; broad assessment strategies that apply to a variety of media, "speech," and theatre courses and programs; and context-specific assessment strategies. While covering a host of topics, it: * provides an overview of assessment and suggests how it might impact communication education, * discusses the elements of program assessment and how linkage of mission statements with outcomes can lead to strong, innovative programs, * compares and contrasts regional association requirements and presents a specific how-to strategy for writing outcome statements, * discusses teaching evaluation and argues that we need to identify the "what" of teaching before we try to measure the "how," * looks at creative ways for formative and summative course evaluation that starts with the creation of an explicit syllabus, * discusses the use of capstone courses as a way of evaluating not only their major but also how students have integrated their "total" educational experience, * suggests the variety of ways that interpersonal communication can be assessed and calls for future research that stresses the "knowledge" component of learning, * reports on a strategy for developing small group communication assessment measures, and * provides media, speech, and theatre faculty and administrators with the background, understanding and tools to build stonger programs and develop better courses and educational experiences for their students.

Things Fall Apart

He left, after Pentecost, a community with a sense of daughter and sonship, and one that encouraged brotherly and sisterly ... problem solving to a pinnacle, thereby relegating emotions, feelings, caring, and love to the sidelines.

Things Fall Apart

This book calls for a major paradigm shift in the church's thinking and practice if the church is to engage with the upcoming generations of the third decade of this fast-changing twenty-first century. Just as the church has had to adapt to a changing context in the past, it now needs to engage seriously with this post-enlightenment, post-human, techno-centric age of artificial intelligence. However, the church also needs to recall its counter-cultural, prophetic role, following Elijah, Jeremiah, Amos, Jesus, and Paul, challenging society as it faces complex dilemmas raised by technology-driven development in these unprecedented times. The church will have to acknowledge unaddressed weaknesses in the past: of identifying with established power rather than vulnerability and the marginalized; of depending on a hierarchical, ministerial order at the expense of the ministry of every believer; of acquiescing to materialist, anthropocentric, and consumerist growth as an undisputable norm. This book develops the vision of a church engaged in the mission of God: of welcoming technological development but with an eye on kingdom values; of promoting innovation, so long as it does not result in a growth of inequality, or at the expense of the environment; of pointing towards a humanity that deepens its relationships with its Creator, its fellow humans, and its environment. The author calls on grassroots believers to reflect and act, within their local communities, as inspired and empowered daughters and sons of God, in the knowledge that following Jesus Christ provides a radical new paradigm for living, learning and leading, in and through these times of epochal change.

Everyday Religion Or The Common Sense Teaching of the Bible

But so obscured has the whole subject become to the children of God, that I believe a great many feel as if they were crucifying self when they are simply seating self [on a pinnacle, and are tormenting it and making it miserable.

Everyday Religion Or The Common Sense Teaching of the Bible


Creative Forum

his protest , Bigger has occasional glimpses of a sense of community , of solidarity , with the other blacks : There were ... For the first time in his life he had gained a pinnacle of feeling upon which he could stand and see vague ...

Creative Forum


Star Children

Breathe through this experience, and welcome the emotion. you allow each feeling to surface with awareness, recognize it and love it. ... Be a safe presence by their sides, a pinnacle of love. Soon, the emotions will stop flowing, ...

Star Children

Shelley Vecchitto’s life has led her to working with people around the world by facilitating groups and helping seekers fulfill their highest purpose. Her gifts allow her to provide a bridge of understanding to those pursuing deep connection with their soul expression in this life, and that connection allowed Shelley to discover a truth of her own. Star Children offers a radical rethinking of the nature of children commonly considered troubled or ill, providing a refreshingly positive, spiritually-oriented perspective on the unconventional. Find out why Star Children are coming to earth, as well as the hidden messages behind miscarriage, childhood illness, and accidental death. This book is also a guide to self-knowledge and spiritual development for the friends, parents, and caretakers of Star Children, offering advice on how to nurture them. Learn to understand the Star Child you love while realizing that you, too, are a special Star Child. Exercises throughout the text offer ways to explore the material and incorporate it into your life, while Shelley’s warm enthusiam encourages us all to break free from old limitations and discover inner strengths and abilities.

Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew

A pinnacle of the temple have been twofold , appealing to a natural feelOur Lord , who did not belong to the ... On the inner selves down ; with some , the feeling is intense side of the wall enclosing the great outer and almost ...

Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew


An American Commentary on the New Testament

A pinnacle of the temple . have been twofold , appealing to a natural feelOur Lord , who did not belong to the priest- ing ... On the inner selves down ; with some , the feeling is intense side of the wall enclosing the great outer and ...

An American Commentary on the New Testament


Jewish Feeling

Significantly, it is Eliot who, for Levy, represents the pinnacle of achievement in writing 'great works' of literature that can facilitate a reading suffused with feeling. The works that she criticizes are self-conscious, ...

Jewish Feeling

Jewish Feeling brings together affect theory and Jewish Studies to trace Jewish difference in literary works by nineteenth-century Anglo-Jewish authors. Dwor argues that midrash, a classical rabbinic interpretive form, is a site of Jewish feeling and that literary works underpinned by midrashic concepts engage affect in a distinctly Jewish way. The book thus emphasises the theological function of literature and also the new opportunities afforded by nineteenth-century literary forms for Jewish women's theological expression. For authors such as Grace Aguilar (1816-1847) and Amy Levy (1861-1889), feeling is a complex and overlapping category that facilitates the transmission of Jewish ways of thinking into English literary forms. Dwor reads them alongside George Eliot, herself deeply engaged with issues of contemporary Jewish identity. This sheds new light on Eliot by positioning her works in a nexus of Jewish forms and concerns. Ultimately, and despite considerable differences in style and outlook, Aguilar and Levy are shown to deploy Jewish feeling in their ethics of futurity, resistance to conversion and closure, and in their foregrounding of a model of reading with feeling.

Larrikin Angel

He went on to say that the people gathered there had a sense of multiple ... She has brought us to a pinnacle of feeling , a pinnacle of hope . I think she has given us energy and inspiration for the long haul .

Larrikin Angel

Admonisher of popes and politicians, feisty gladiator in many a social justice campaign, inspirational teacher and devout Catholic nun, Veronica Brady was an intriguing figure on the Australian scene in the latter part of the twentieth century. As well as covering her childhood, her decision to enter a religious order, her rise through the ranks of academia and her social activism, this authorised biography discusses Dr Brady¿s term on the board of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, her preparation of the biography of Judith Wright and her travels in China, among many other facets of her very full life. The author has had access to private papers and has spoken to many of her subject¿s acquaintances and former colleagues.