Since this essay first appeared, hosts of readers have drawn insight from his account of the disease, its social effects and its origins in his family's history.
Author: Les Murray
Publisher: Black Inc.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
On the last day of 1985, I went home to live in Bunyah, the farming valley I had left some twenty-nine years earlier. My wife and our younger children followed two days later … at last I was going home, to care for my father in his old age and to live in the place from which I'd always felt displaced. What I didn't know was that I was heading home in order to go mad. Killing the Black Dog is Les Murray's frank and courageous account of his struggle with depression. Since this essay first appeared, hosts of readers have drawn insight from his account of the disease, its social effects and its origins in his family's history. Murray describes how patches of daylight now balance out those of darkness in his life.
examination, which produced some knotted unclear poems in the latter part of Dog Fox Field, I turned the instrument of poetry away from all that for the ...
Author: Les A. Murray
Publisher: Black Inc.
Category: Australian essays
Killing the Black Dog is Les Murray's courageous account of his struggle with depression, accompanied by poems specially selected by the author. Since the first edition appeared in 1997, hosts of readers have drawn insight from his account of the disease, its social effects and its origins in his family's history. As Murray writes in this revised and updated edition, the title was premature. He had mistaken a remission for a cure, and thought himself freed from the severe depressive illness which had twice invaded his life. Now, in a new afterword, he describes a relapse, but also shares some of the fruits of his further contemplation. He shows gratitude for help previously unacknowledged, and describes how patches of daylight now balance out those of darkness in his life. A further half dozen poems have been added, reflecting a more complex understanding of depression and its role in the lives of its sufferers.
'Killing the Black Dog' is Les Murray's brave account of a struggle with depression, accompanied by poems that inhabit that troubled space, drawn from the full trajectory of his work. In this revised edition, he notes that the title was premature - he had mistaken remission for cure, and believed himself free of the illness which had twice taken over his life. Here he describes a relapse.
In the poignant Killing the Black Dog, the world renowned poet Les Murray writes more frankly than ever before of his life, his persistent depression, and their relation to his writing.A tale of terrible suffering, imbued with an urgent ...
Author: Les A. Murray
Category: Australian essays
In the poignant Killing the Black Dog, the world renowned poet Les Murray writes more frankly than ever before of his life, his persistent depression, and their relation to his writing.A tale of terrible suffering, imbued with an urgent vision of the worth of the traditional Christian values which permeate his poetry, Murray's story reaffirms his quiet faith in the value of human life, work and the family in the face of personal adversity.Illustrated by poems Murray has specially selected from his work of the past 30 years, Killing the Black Dog is both a courageous personal statement and a fascinating insight into the workings of a poet's mind.
His only chance to escape was Robert's success in killing the Black Dog. Robert also had to deny what the old dog, who'd had his vision at the same time as ...
Author: Horia Hulban
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
Horia Hulban is an English professor from Transylvania who lives in Iasi. He was vice president of Petre Andrei University of Iasi for eight years, and is a long-time member of Romania’s Writers’ League. He studied at V. Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, the main city of Transylvania, and started to study philology, hoping to become a writer. The author’s interest in writing was stirred by his Ph.D. thesis on George Bernard Shaw’s plays, out of which he published two books. He has published fifty books in all, most written alone and a few in collaboration.
So then the killing of black dogs was intended to symbolize the killing of evil. However, in the Andean world, the dog, especially the black dog, ...
Author: Anthony James Joes
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Political Science
In response to the likelihood that the United States will, in the foreseeable future, deploy its armed forces to defend new and/or unstable democratic governments that face violent internal threats, experts of varied backgrounds assess the challenges that will result from this deployment and examine relevant experiences of some key foreign nations.
He saw a pup with her , black in colour , that he had never seen a pup so black or
so beautiful as it was . ... The gentlemen who used to come to MacPhie's house
would be urging him to kill the black dog , that it was not worth feeding MacPhie ...
He had several dreams of killing small animals. ... He had a dream in which a big black dog was chasing—with intent to kill—a tiny little dog.
Author: Hanna Segal
Publisher: Psychology Press
Many of the themes which were elaborated in Hanna Segal's earlier work return in this volume of her most recent papers. Two act as connecting strands and give the book its unity: the clinical usefulness of the concept of the death instinct and the relationship between fantasy and reality. A past mistress at capturing the vitality of the clinical session on the page, Segal shows how the same conflicts between life and death instincts, fantasy and reality, are experienced in the consulting room, reflected in literature, and played out by nations in their attitudes to war. Edited by John Steiner, this collection of writings by a leading psychoanalytic thinker provides a rich source of clinical insights and challenging theory for all analysts practising today.
Release on 2015-11-17 | by John Gneisenau Neihardt
'Kill Black Dog,' they said. And I said: 'Bring him here to me, and I will kill him; my legs will not carry me.' “But the fathers of the council would not ...
Author: John Gneisenau Neihardt
Publisher: JOHN LANE COMPANY
The stories in this volume have appeared in the following magazines: Munsey’s, The American Magazine, The Smart Set, The Scrap Book, The All-Story, Watson’s, Overland Monthly. The author gratefully acknowledges permission to republish. List of story in this ebook. The Alien The Look in the Face Feather for Feather The Scars The Fading of Shadow Flower The Art of Hate The Singer of the Ache The White Wakunda The Triumph of Seha The End of the Dream The Revolt of a Sheep The Mark of Shame The Beating of the War Drums Dreams are Wiser than Men The Smile of God The Heart of a Woman Mignon A Political Coup at Little Omaha The Last Thunder Song The Nemesis of the Deuces
Just as Black Dog Running had expected, Delano's pace began to slow ... Feeling no qualms about killing the man who had tried to kill Fallen Eagle, ...
Author: David Crookes
Publisher: Big Indian Pty Ltd
Lance Delano, a ruthless millionaire businessman loses everything in the dot.com crash, except for an interest in a small, cash-strapped oil well drilling company owned by Montana wildcatter, Jeff Bishop, who has just discovered a vast new oilfield in the Canadian wilderness. Delano abandons Bishop in the wilds, leaving him to freeze to death in order to steal his company.Black Dog Running, a member of a lost tribe of Blackfoot Indians living high in the Rocky Mountains, finds Bishop unconscious and near death and takes him back to his people where, suffering memory loss, he is inducted into the tribe. Just prior to marrying Black Dog Running's daughter, Bishop regains his memory and escapes from the tribe, bent on tracking down Delano. He is pursued by Black Dog Running who is under orders to kill the white man to prevent the outside world from learning of the existence of the lost tribe and also to bring back absolute proof of Bishop's death.Helen Coffey, a Salt Lake City corporate public relations officer, is fired from her job after publicly criticizing corporate environmental vandalism. She joins the Sierra Club, working as an activist, trying to stop exploitation and degradation of Indian reservations by big business, taking her cause all the way to the U.S. Congress. With Bishop declared legally dead, Delano sells his company and in an underhanded deal buys oil leases in Great Spirit Valley, a sacred Indian site in Montana. It is there that Delano, Bishop, Black Dog Running and Helen Coffey ultimately collide: Bishop seeking retribution, Delano desperate to escape the wrath of the Indian nations, Black Dog Running reluctant to kill the white man who once was his friend and Helen Coffey, determined to halt Big Oil's insatiable greed.
The black dog wouldn't eat; its eyes were fixed on Li Damin all the time. Li Damin said: “Eat!” The black dog ... Li Damin wanted to kill the black dog now.
Author: Shouhua Qi
Publisher: Stone Bridge Press, Inc.
"Modern Chinese fiction . . . looks to have made a great leap towards the bookshelves of [Western] readers."—Guardian Hugely popular in China, flash fiction is poised to be the most exciting new development in contemporary Chinese literature in a decade. Integrating both vernacular and contemporary styles while embracing new technologies such as text messaging (SMS) and blogging, contemporary Chinese flash fiction represents the voice of a civilization at the brink of a startling and unprecedented transformation. This collection features 120 short-short stories (from 100 to 300 words each), written by some of China's most dynamic and versatile authors. Dong Rui's The Pearl Jacket offers a glimpse of the real and surreal in human evolution, Chen Qiyou's Butterfly Forever brings an ancient Chinese literary motif into a startling modern context, while Liu Jianchao's Concerned Departments mocks the staggering complexity of life in the new urban China. Traditional, experimental, and avant-garde, The Pearl Jacket and Other Stories will reinvigorate the position of young Chinese writers as a major presence in contemporary literature. Their voices breathe new energy into modern Chinese literature, leaving the literary and societal stagnation of the Cultural Revolution behind as a distant memory. Shouhua Qi is an associate professor of English at Western Connecticut State University. He is the author of Red Guard Fantasies and Other Stories and When the Purple Mountain Burns. He is one of the foremost experts (and translators) of the novels of Thomas Hardy.
“Jessica, if the dog isn't violent, there's no need to kill him. We don't kill indiscriminately.” “But the potential is there, Dexter!
Author: T. M. Bilderback
Publisher: Sardis County Sentinel Press
Inspired by the classic Led Zeppelin song, and the twelfth Justice Security story, Black Dog takes place very soon after the events of Hell's Bells. The story opens with Jessica Queen, Percival "King Louie" Washington, and Dexter Beck dealing with recurring nightmares. The dreams are so bad that all three consult with Dr. Caleb Mitchell, the Justice Security staff psychiatrist. Caleb discovers a common thread running through the dreams, and prescribes two things for each of them: a strong sedative to help them sleep, and to deal with the apparent issues that are causing the nightmares. Easier said than done. Jessica must deal with an earlier case - the genetically enhanced dog from Mama Told Me Not To Come. While assurances came from the owners of the deadly dog's siblings, Jessica doesn't believe that all of them are dead. Louie, on the other hand, must deal with the betrayal of his former girlfriend, Donna. Since Donna was an agent working for Esteban Fernandez, Louie has been afraid to date anyone. He must overcome his fears, and convince himself that not every woman is going to betray him and those he loves. Dexter is dealing with his own issues, and his problems won't go away without some serious soul-searching. Meanwhile, Carly Stewart-Li has returned from rehab, and has made an unexpected life choice: she's chosen to turn her back completely on Hollywood, and wants to become a plainclothes operative for Justice Security! Grief, twists, turns, and the loss of another partner...Black Dog gives you a look at the private lives of the people of Justice Security!
Decidedly lyrical, always reliant on repetition and rhythm, what emergies in this book is a catalog of loves and laments: "Just the eldergrass and him, the fog, unpoliced and safe inside the train, the thoughts of rain, Apollo, and the sun.
Author: Lisa Jarnot
Poetry. Simply one of the most admired and imitated poets of her generation, Lisa Jarnot's third volume of poetry does what only Jarnot can do. Decidedly lyrical, always reliant on repetition and rhythm, what emergies in this book is a catalog of loves and laments: "Just the eldergrass and him, the fog, unpoliced and safe inside the train, the thoughts of rain, Apollo, and the sun..." As Stan Brackage has said of Jarnot, "[H]er words are never severed from the means that engendered them; and the consequent meanings are never detached from the meditative drama of each whole poem."
I think there's a chance that the shootist might have been spotted by somebody at the Black Dog. They always have a good noon crowd.
Author: Philip R. Craig
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
It's March on Martha’s Vineyard. Too early for bluefish, but not too early for trouble. The winds are brisk and there’s still a chill coming in off the ocean. The mood is gloomy, and for good reason. Former Olympic fencing champion turned millionaire real estate developer Donald Fox has targeted the island for his newest moneymaking scheme. With land values huge and many longtime residents in possession of fuzzy deeds of sometimes dubious legal value, Fox and his team plan to force people to sell cheap. Give up now or we’ll fight you in court...or worse.
“Your touch will never be felt by another dog,” the Black Dog snarled. ... “Leave us, or I will kill this boy,” the Black Dog barked. “You must kill me ...
Author: Dayna Lorentz
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The heart-pounding conclusion to the DOGS OF THE DROWNED CITY trilogy brings the dogs home -- but can they go back to being pets? Shep and his pack have survived a terrible storm and fought off a pack of vicious wild dogs. Now the dog pack must face their greatest challenge yet: finding their way back to their families. Now that the humans have returned to the city, Shep knows he wants to find his boy. But there are so many other dogs to help, and so many dangers along the way. Worst of all is Shep's fear -- now that he's learned to live Outside, will he be able to find happiness again as a pet? "Curl up with your kibble and savor this incredible story of dogs left behind when a hurricane sweeps through their city. This page-turner follows stalwart Shep and intrepid Callie, who despite her ‘yapper’ size is up to her muzzle in courage, as this extraordinary canine duo braves their new environment and forms a new pack. Dayna Lorentz has delivered a book with bite--and with a great heart." Kathryn Lasky, author of The Guardians of Ga’Hoole and Wolves of the Beyond
'Kill him,' said the woman's voice. 'Hit him with a rock, Shadow. He killed me. Now he's going to kill you.' 'Are you going to kill me?' Shadow asked.
Author: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: Hachette UK
A special illustrated edition of Black Dog by bestselling storytelling legend, Neil Gaiman. This American Gods world novella will thrill Games of Thrones devotees and Terry Pratchett fans alike. Illustrations by celebrated artist Daniel Egnéus. 'Original, engrossing, and endlessly entertaining' George R.R Martin on American Gods 'It followed me home,' he said, conversationally. In a rural northern village, legend tells of a ghostly black dog that appears from the darkness before you die. Shadow Moon has been on the road a while now but he can't walk any further tonight, not with the rain lashing down. Gratefully, he heads home with a nice English couple, who offer a box room, hot whisky and local tales. But when the man collapses en route, Shadow realises that something about this place has been left untold. Something ancient, something within the very walls of the village. Something shadowing them all.
If someone was in there hiding, that ought to bring him out. Teeth bared, a huge black dog charged a few feet out of the thicket, uttering a deep-pitched ...
Author: Margaret Mizushima
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
NOMINATED FOR RT BOOK REVIEW'S REVIEWER'S CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST FIRST MYSTERY When a young girl is found dead in the mountains outside Timber Creek, life-long resident Officer Mattie Cobb and her partner, K-9 police dog Robo, are assigned to the case that has rocked the small Colorado town. With the help of Cole Walker, local veterinarian and a single father, Mattie and Robo must track down the truth before it claims another victim. But the more Mattie investigates, the more she realizes how many secrets her hometown holds. And the key may be Cole's daughter, who knows more than she's saying. The murder was just the beginning, and if Mattie isn't careful, she and Robo could be next. Suspenseful and smart, Killing Trail is a gripping read that will have readers clamoring for more Mattie and Robo for years to come. Fans of Nevada Barr and C.J. Box will love this explosive debut.