Chris Price. BESIDE HERSELF CHRIS PRICE BESIDE HERSELF.
Author: Chris Price
Publisher: Auckland University Press
‘All of my best lines are accidents’, Chris Price writes in this book, and proceeds to prove that she has the knack of putting herself in harm’s way and the skill to build from there. Beside Herself plays with character, and with language, and with the way the one works on the other. Pronouns and personae shift and dance in this book in the same way that meanings do - ‘After the expected, the unexpected. / After the unexpected, the formal handrail / and the overflow.’ Price has always been attentive to the unlooked-for delights of language - she is a master of the riddling word-play poem - and uses this play in the service of something larger, an exploration of character and persona and perspective: ‘I am every character - every, every character’. These characters appear from a variety of times, places and fictions - Richard III, Hamlet, three readers (one a writer), Richard Nunns and Miss Bethell - from contemporary Wellington to medieval England. The longer sequence ‘The Book of Churl’ is the narrative of medieval everyman; another long poem, ‘Beside Yourself’, is both a battle against the relentless first-person pronoun and a celebration of it, in ramshackle poem-diary form. A selection of beautifully crafted, riddling poems of persons and personae, truths and falsehoods, frank identities and masked selves, Beside Herself is a playful, shape-shifting performance.
Sheis,let's say it, beside herself, the watcher and thewatched. She's suspiciousabout her own institutional manners, herincreasingly fine cut cultivations. She fears thather political identity mightbe at stake. But how?
Author: Diane Elam
Category: Social Science
First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Indeed , no one appreciates any kind of real enthusiasm but he who has some spark of it in himself . To understand a brave action or heroic effort ... But if she is beside herself , it is to her mother that bore her . Censure her not !
She saw herself as a young woman, struggling against Frederick the Scourgeand thenpulling adagger on him,maiming himacross ... She wasstill screamingas she found herself back at theinn, standing beside herself as she held a darkhaired ...
Author: Katie Thornton-K.
Publisher: Lulu Publishing
The bloodline of a god lives on... Two women, both unaware of their true heritage, and both with Magic within them, learn to control their gifts and use them for good, as they fight against those who threaten the lands of Ayrenia. The sequel to Bloodline brings two new strong heroines, Autumn Storm and Tessa Oak, to follow in the footsteps of Braelyn. What will they have to sacrifice to keep their world safe?
“ It's Kirsteen , and my father will have told her , and she's just beside herself . ” “ Beside herself ! " said the mother , tranquilly , over her knitting . “ She may well be that ; for who would have thought of such a prospect for ...
It seems to have all happened at Llanshipping under the very nose of Orinda , without attracting the attention of that active creature . When at last she found it out , she was beside herself with chagrin and indignation .
position in her own right ; on her had de enthusiastic Aurelia quite beside herself . What scended the accumulated fortunes of the fam- a grand opportunity to take the Chatelaine's ily ; from her high - perched castle she swayed measure ...
See , I can reIf he should ask her himself , that would call some of the airs now ... She powdered her peach bloom beside herself at first ; but the ushers treat- out of sight - she did not go to be admired ; ed her with such ...
hidden from view threw herself into his arms in an agony of joy . ... she turned from the arm of the sofa , and leaning her head upon him took his hand in both hers and pressed it to her lips as if she were half beside herself .
Gilbert Egerton was kneeling beside her , very arm - chair placed over the secret and was in the act of dipping her hand- entrance to the underground passage . Mrs kerchief again into an old - fashioned bowl Page was beside herself with ...
“ The maid is frantic , ” said Father Barnaby , recovering himself . “ This distress has driven her beside herself , and she knows not what she says . She hath ever been a faithful child of the Church . " “ I know right well what I say ...
one word ! I'll just kill ye where ye " It's Kirsteen , and my father will stand ! I'll drive ye from my doors . have told her , and she's just beside Neither bit nor sup more shall have herself . " in this house .
It was as if a voice said , ' You and bored to - day , not himself , have had your share of this world's depressed ... half beside herself with mortifica- eyes startled her , so like her own . tion , incensed by the conscious- * Bruno !
Besides , no one could in the horse's manger , for she can ever have breathed a word of him neither eat herself nor let others in connection with herself_until eat . She will not accept Don this abominable anonymous letter Giovanni ...
husband was in exile and disgrace , her sons Almost beside herself with grief , she enin arms against the state , and she herself de- deavoured to steal the corpse and hide it away , prived of the presence of those whom she held that ...
"You insolent girll" cried Miss Bartol, almost as much beside herself with passion as poor Phyllis. "If you don't go down stairs, I '11— I '11"— But the sentence remained unfinished. Electa set the lamp on the floor above her head.
Mr. Egerton will himself like the stream banked up , if you but remove the explain . ... She was beside herself , wild with indig- and sickened mind of Fanny St. Maur . nation , terror , doubt , despair . At last !
Author: Henry Mills Alden
Category: American literature
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