The story reveals the struggles of an Irish American couple at the turn of the century whose daughter has been born with six fingers on her left hand and who later becomes the victim of what appears to be St. Vitus' Dance.
Author: Morton Wishengrad
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
Category: American drama
"This poetic drama starred Art Carney and Siobhan McKenna in the New York premiere. The story reveals the struggles of an Irish American couple at the turn of the century whose daughter has been born with six fingers on her left hand and who later becomes the victim of what appears to be St. Vitus' Dance. Margaret Hyland is convinced that the child's suffering is punishment from God, penance for James' alcoholism. Believing that the guilt is partially her own, she has become embittered, resentful and distant. Resolved in tragedy, the torments, repressions and denials of human beings caught in a inevitable maelstrom they can neither understand nor resist."--Publisher's website.
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Author: Roberta Gellis
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
"A master storyteller!" - RT Book Reviews Unequalled in her art, Carys danced in manor and village. Love was a stranger to this little rope dancer until Telor came along, the wandering minstrel whose love for her made his songs sweeter and more passionate. An exquisite novel of historical romance during the golden age of chivalry, from the bestselling author of A Tapestry of Dreams. Carys's livelihood depends on her agility, beauty, and balance. She enchants crowds with her exhilarating rope dance, but one wrong move leads to disaster-a twisted ankle and no way to survive. Alone and unprotected in war torn England, she has no one to trust but a handsome stranger-a man most unlikely to give up his wandering ways. Telor is a man skilled with his hands. A gifted musician who rejects city life to travel the country on his own terms-free of any master. Taking on an injured girl will only slow him down. But Carys's bold nature and haunted past intrigue him, and he soon discovers that beneath the beautiful exterior is a woman with a passion to rival his own. A richly detailed medieval historical romance, fans of Julie Garwood, Johanna Lindsay, and Mercedes Lackey will delight in the sweet, lively romance between Carys and Telor. With over eight million books in print, award winning author Roberta Gellis sets the standard for sweeping storytelling full of passion and pageantry. Publishers Weeklyhas termed her a master of the medieval historical. Her many awards include: The Silver and Gold Medal Porgy for historical novels from West Coast Review of Books and the Golden Certificate and Golden Pen from Affaire de Coeur, several Romantic Times book awards and also their Lifetime Achievement Award. What readers are saying about Rope Dancer: "unusual characters and lively action" "It's an adventure! It's a historical romance! Sometimes it's hot!" "one of the premier romance writers" "a rollicking, adventurous, sweet and even kind of hot book." What reviewers are saying about Rope Dancer: "An extremely entertaining and delightful tale with three of the most charming and unusual characters to come along in a great while."-Rebecca Brandewyne, bestselling author ofRose of Rapture What everyone is saying about Roberta Gellis: "Exciting, romantic, and utterly satisfying." -Mary Jo Putney "Enjoy the work's rich tapestry of detail, well-drawn characters, suspenseful story line, deft meshing of factual and fictional incidents and fresh approach." -Publishers Weekly "Roberta Gellis is a superb storyteller of extraordinary talent." -John Jakes, #1 bestselling author of The Gods of Newport
The essay discusses four aspects of the novel: climbing fiction, Nietzsche in literature, place and fiction and character as hero.
Author: Robert J. M. Leach
Category: Australian fiction
The thesis combines a novel and a critical essay. The novel tells of a group of people in Melbourne, some of whom write, party, have sex, take drugs, go climbing and die. The essay discusses four aspects of the novel: climbing fiction, Nietzsche in literature, place and fiction and character as hero.
The balance is lost ; in a moment , table , plates , decanter , and ropedancer wheel over like lightning , and one general hiss saluted my ears . But that hiss was soon changed into applause when I was seen hanging down head foremost ...
I/Vhen Zarathustra had thus spoken, one of the people called out: “We have now heard enough of the rope-dancer; it is time now for us to see him!” And all the people laughed at Zarathustra. But the rope-dancer, who thought the words ...
Author: C. G. Jung
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Gathers Jung's discussions of Nietzsche, whose writings were a major influence on Jung's own work
The jester moves quickly ; this was not said of the rope - dancer . He is also scornful of his predecessor and abuses him with an idiomatic vocabulary that is a satire on the exalted vocabulary of Zarathustra's prophecy .
Author: Stanley Rosen
Publisher: Yale University Press
This landmark study is a detailed textual and thematic analysis of one of Nietzsche’s most important but least understood works. Stanley Rosen argues that in Zarathustra Nietzsche lays the groundwork for philosophical and political revolution, proposing a change in humanity’s condition that would be achieved by eliminating the decadent existing race and breeding a new race to take its place. Rosen discusses Nietzsche’s systematically duplicitous rhetoric of esoteric messages in Zarathustra, and he places the book in the contexts of Greek, Christian, Enlightenment, and postmodernist thought.
This remarkable biography unveils the inspiring story of a trailblazing woman who revolutionized the circus world-- without ever missing a step.
Author: Lisa Robinson
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
A stunning picture book biography about the tightrope walker who dazzled Paris as she danced across the sky with impeccable balance and unparalleled skill during the French Revolution. In revolutionary France, a girl named Marguerite Lalanne longed to perform above large crowds on a tightrope, just like her acrobatic parents. Sneaking off to the fairgrounds for secret tightrope walking lessons, Marguerite finessed her performance skills, ultimately performing for crowds as a young rope dancer. And eventually, Marguerite would perform as Madame Saqui, waltzing and pirouetting across- and never falling off- countless ropes above adoring crowds. A nouvelle chérie de Paris, Madame Saqui cemented her place in circus history, winning the adoration of the French people and royalty alike, including Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. This remarkable biography unveils the inspiring story of a trailblazing woman who revolutionized the circus world-- without ever missing a step.
It is made clear as early as the Prologue that the dance is crucial : just after the old saint compliments ... like a dancer , " there appears the proto - image of the overhuman in the form of the Seiltanzer , the rope - dancer ( though ...
Author: Clayton Koelb
Publisher: SUNY Press
This book addresses the quite timely question of the place of Nietasche's thought with respect to the Western tradition; the question whether Nietzsche defines or denies the very notion of philosophy as a tradition.
By what process these men went Froissart have disputed whether the man is described up the rope after the descent ... Dryden , about under the windows , were bars and void space for the same time , speaks of a female rope - dancer who ...