Love Song

The Lives of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya
Author: Ethan Mordden
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250017572
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
View: 3146
Noted historian of the Broadway musical chronicles the braided lives of two of the twentieth century's most influential artists For the first time, Ethan Mordden chronicles the romance of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya in Love Song, a dual biography that unfolds against the background of the tumultuous twentieth century, scored to music from Weil's greatest triumphs: Knickerbocker Holiday, Lost in the Stars, Lady in the Dark, Happy End, One Touch of Venus and The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny. The romance of Weill, the Jewish cantor's son, and Lenya, the Viennese coachman's daughter, changed the history of Western music. With Bertolt Brecht, they created one of the definitive works of the twentieth century, The Threepenny Opera, a smash that would live on in musical theatre history. Weill, the jazz Mozart, was the creator whose work is backstage, unseen. Lenya, his epic-theatre femme fatale, was the performer who put the work into view. They heard the same unique music, but he gave it form while she gave it life. Love Song is ultimately the story of a great romance scored to some of the twentieth century's greatest music.

Love Song

Author: Sophia Bennett
Publisher: Chicken House
ISBN: 1910655562
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 384
View: 8373
A million girls would kill for the chance to meet The Point, but Nina's not one of them. She's the new assistant to the lead singer's diva fiancé, and she knows it's going to suck. Heading off on tour with the hottest band in the world, Nina's ready for paparazzi and drama - but soon discovers there's more to The Point than just guitars and girls.


Author: Alex Miller
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1742378862
Category: Man-woman relationships
Page: 354
View: 574
Seeking shelter in a Parisian cafe from a sudden rainstorm, John Patterner meets the exotic Sabiha and his carefully mapped life changes forever. Alex Miller's brilliantly realised, multi-award winning novel tells the deeply moving story of their lives together, and of how each came undone by desire. Now in paperback.


Author: Abi Morgan
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1849432635
Category: Drama
Page: 64
View: 5073
‘That is the story of our beginning. And this is the story of...the end’ Lovesong is the story of one couple, told from two different points in their lives – as young lovers in their 20s and as worldly companions looking back on their relationship. Their past and present selves collide in this haunting and beautiful tale of togetherness. All relationships have their ups and downs; the optimism of youth becomes the wisdom of experience. Love is a leap of faith. ‘As tender as the bruised peaches that fall to the ground in the garden of the elderly couple's US home... only the hard of heart will remain completely unmoved’ – Guardian ‘An atmospheric, gentle, humorous tear-jerker... a good supply of tissues may be needed’ 4 stars – What’s On Stage ‘Compelling, understated perfection. both poignant and uplifting... [a] beautifully constructed piece’ - The Stage ‘Deeply moving, potently mixing memory and desire’ - Telegraph ‘This portrait of ageing and enduring love tugs at the heartstrings’ – Independent ‘Like love itself,Lovesong can take your breath away’ – Observer


Becoming a Jew
Author: Julius Lester
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1611455456
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
View: 3795
Julius Lester was born the son of a black Methodist minister in the south. His book Lovesong is a beautifully written account of his spiritual journey away from the conventions of his Southern heritage and Methodist upbringing, culminating in his personal self-discovery through a conversion to Judaism. Growing up in the turbulent civil rights era South, Lester was often discouraged by the disconnectedness between the promises of religion and the realities of his life. He used the outlets available to him to try to come to grips with this split and somehow reconcile the injustices he was witnessing with the purity of religion. He became a controversial writer and commentator, siding with neither blacks nor whites in his unconventional viewpoints. He became a luminal figure of the times, outside of the conventional labels of race, religion, politics, or philosophy. Lester’s spiritual quest would take him through the existential landscape of his Southern, Christian upbringing, into his ancestry, winding through some of the holiest places on the planet and into the spiritual depths of the world’s major religious cultures. His odyssey of faith would unexpectedly lead him to discovering Judaism as his true spiritual calling.

Love Song

Author: John Kolvenbach
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822222736
Category: Drama
Page: 63
View: 3644
THE STORY: Beane is an exile from life--an oddball. His well-meaning sister, Joan, and brother-in-law, Harry, try and make time for him in their busy lives, but no one can get through. Following a burglary on Beane's apartment, Joan is baffled to fi

Gītagovinda of Jayadeva

love song of the dark lord
Author: Jayadeva,Barbara Stoler Miller
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
ISBN: 9788120803671
Category: Krishna (Hindu deity)
Page: 225
View: 2199
Jayadeva's dramatic lyrical poem Gitagovinda is a unique work in Indian literature and a source of inspiration in both medieval and contemporary Vaisnavism. It concentrates on Krsna`s love with the Cowherdess Radha. Intense earthly passion is the example Jayadeva uses to express the complexities of divine and human love. It describes the loves of Krsna and Radha in twelve cantos containing twenty-four songs. The songs are sung by Krsna or Radha or Radha`s maid and are connected by brief narrative of descriptive passages. The appropriate musical mode and rhythm for each song are noted in the text. This poem is really a kind of drama, of the ragakavya type, since it is usually acted. Critical acclaim of the poem has been high, but its frank eroticism has led many Indian commentators to interpret the love between Radha and Krsna as an allegory of the human soul`s love for God. Learned and popular audiences in India and elsewhere have continued to appreciate the emotional lyricism the poem expresses in its variations on the theme of separated lover`s passion. Barbara Stoler Miller was Professor of Oriental Studies at Barnard College, Columbia University. She was a student of the late Professor W. Norman Brown. She had travelled widely throughout the Indian subcontinent and lived here to study Sanskrit and Indian music and art. Dr. Miller`s other published works include The Hermit and the Love-Thief: Sanskrit Poems of Bhartrihari and Bilhana and Theater of Memory: The plays of Kalidasa. She had also edited Exploring India`s Sacred Art: Selected Writings of Stella Karmrisch published by Motilal Banarsidass.

A Love Song

The Evolution of Human Consciousness
Author: Lily Bailey
Publisher: BalboaPress
ISBN: 1452543585
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 188
View: 7108
A Love Song is an in-depth look at human behavior from a spiritual and psychological perspective. It explores the nature of thought and emotion and the division we tend to create between the two. It looks at the ego as a false construct whose sole purpose is to protect us from the emotional pain we do not wish to feelultimately concluding that it is our unwillingness to be honest with ourselves that leaves us separated from God. This book is a powerful guide to self-discovery. It reminds us that our sole purpose here on earth is to realize our true nature, to remember that we are beings of love and light who have, only for the moment, chosen to hide in darkness. If you have ever questioned your own behavior or been unable to understand the actions or decisions you have made, this book will point you in the direction of your own personal truth, the same truth shared by all of humanity.

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

A Novel
Author: Rachel Joyce
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0812996666
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 7565
From the bestselling author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry comes an exquisite love story about Queenie Hennessy, the remarkable friend who inspired Harold’s cross-country journey. A runaway international bestseller, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry followed its unassuming hero on an incredible journey as he traveled the length of England on foot—a journey spurred by a simple letter from his old friend Queenie Hennessy, writing from a hospice to say goodbye. Harold believed that as long as he kept walking, Queenie would live. What he didn’t know was that his decision to walk had caused her both alarm and fear. How could she wait? What would she say? Forced to confront the past, Queenie realizes she must write again. In this poignant parallel story to Harold’s saga, acclaimed author Rachel Joyce brings Queenie Hennessy’s voice into sharp focus. Setting pen to paper, Queenie makes a journey of her own, a journey that is even bigger than Harold’s; one word after another, she promises to confess long-buried truths—about her modest childhood, her studies at Oxford, the heartbreak that brought her to Kingsbridge and to loving Harold, her friendship with his son, the solace she has found in a garden by the sea. And, finally, the devastating secret she has kept from Harold for all these years. A wise, tender, layered novel that gathers tremendous emotional force, The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy underscores the resilience of the human spirit, beautifully illuminating the small yet pivotal moments that can change a person’s life. Praise for The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy “In the end, this lovely book is full of joy. Much more than the story of a woman’s enduring love for an ordinary, flawed man, it’s an ode to messy, imperfect, glorious, unsung humanity. . . . [Queenie’s] love song is for us. Thank you, Rachel Joyce.”—The Washington Post “Destined to change your world. One can’t help but see life, and the end of it, differently after experiencing this novel. Full of wisdom and heart, it will overwhelm its readers with a deep sensitivity.”—Bookreporter “[A] beguiling follow-up . . . In telling Queenie’s side of the story, Joyce accomplishes the rare feat of endowing her continuing narrative with as much pathos and warmth, wisdom and poignancy as her debut. Harold was beloved by millions; Queenie will be, too.”—Booklist (starred review) “Delightful and dark . . . But Joyce is so deft that when the book is over and you close the cover, the darkness fades. What sticks with you is the light of Queenie’s unwavering love.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune “[A] deeply affecting novel . . . Culminating in a shattering revelation, [Queenie’s] tale is funny, sad, hopeful: She’s bound for death, but full of life.”—People “Joyce’s writing at moments has a simplicity that sings. She captures hope best of all.”—The Guardian “Joyce has a wonderfully evocative turn of phrase and like her other books this is a delightful read. . . . Uplifting and moving.”—Daily Express “Joyce nicely calls the book a companion rather than a sequel. But The Love Song is bolder than a retread of the same material from another angle. . . . After two such involving novels, readers are bound to wish for a third.”—The Telegraph “[Joyce] manages to both add depth to an already strong work and build something new and beautiful upon it.”—The A.V. Club From the Hardcover edition.

Love Song

Words of Devotion
Author: Cybele
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1426990049
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 220
View: 2550
Love Song is meant for the seeker and the lover. It is designed to ignite the heart. This book draws you in and reminds you of a way of being that most of us don't opt for consistently anymore. The words invoke an experience of ecstatic love and oneness through honest introspection and vulnerability that is intimate and delicate and rich with imagery. Open it to any page and see for yourself.


A novel of courtly love
Author: Geraldine McCaughrean
Publisher: Memoirs Publishing
ISBN: 1861515782
Category: Fiction
Page: 640
View: 6291
In Lovesong, three-time Whitbread Prize winner Geraldine McCaughrean has written what Philippa Gregory called "Probably the best historical novel I have ever read." At the centre of the story is a talented troubadour, Peter Oriole, and his daughter, `Princess' Ouallada. The opening sections of the book trace Oriole's journey from France to the Holy Land in the service of two very different crusader Knights, one a saintly aesthete, the other a cynical opportunist. The twelfth century was a time when men and women were inventing - or perhaps reinventing - the nature of love itself, and it was the troubadour's task to express that love in song - their fate either glory or scandalous ruin. What does love mean to Oriole? As he discovers both romance and passion in his own life we are introduced to an extraordinary cast of characters - rogues, mountebanks, villains, heroes, damsels both in and out of distress, soldiers and holy men, all working out their own destiny, each compellingly and convincingly drawn. This is the story of one man's wreck on the sea of passion - and his daughter's stormy voyage in his wake. With strikingly detailed imagery and characterisation that is totally convincing and compassionate, Geraldine McCaughrean has written a novel of ideas which is also storytelling at full pelt. "McCaughrean is well on her way to becoming one of the few great novelists to adorn our age." MAIL ON SUNDAY

Love Song

Author: Sean Volpetti
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462035930
Category: Fiction
Page: 196
View: 2987
For the Walker family, life couldn’t get any better. John and Lindsey have a loving marriage and a beautiful teenage daughter, Kate. They live an enriched southern California lifestyle filled with faith, happiness and love. And then, as it does so often, tragedy strikes. The Walker lives are turned upside down and the family they find strength and safety in is forever changed. Everything is seemingly slipping away and John, burdened with grief, is able to do little about it. That is until he is touched in an unimaginable way by someone who teaches him to love again. If he can reach into the deepest oceans of his soul, John can rescue himself and those who take this journey with him and in the process find that life, even in the darkest moments, is a blessing; that sometimes we are given adversity to make us stronger if we recognize that there is purpose in all things. And that the gift of love is boundless and never ending.

The Last Love Song

A Biography of Joan Didion
Author: Tracy Daugherty
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250010020
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 752
View: 3793
"Tracy Daugherty delves deep into the life of distinguished American author and journalist Joan Didion in this, the first printed biography published about her life. Joan Didion lived a life in the public and private eye with her late husband, writer John Gregory Dunne. Daugherty takes readers on a journey back through time, following a young Didion in Sacramento, through to her adult life as a writer interviewing those who know and knew her personally, while maintaining a respectful distance from the reclusive literary great." --

T S Eliot: 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' and 'The Waste Land'

Author: C J Ackerley
Publisher: Humanities-Ebooks
ISBN: 1847600158
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 97
View: 4173
‘Prufrock’ is as fresh today as when it was first written, and, for better or worse, The Waste Land remains the celebrated poem of its age, … a text that may be venerated, despised, rejected or enjoyed, but not ignored. Contents: Part 1: Before The Waste Land. Part 2: ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’. Part 3: The Waste Land - including The Role of Ezra Pound; The Dramatic Consciousness; The Mythic Consciousness; The Epigraph. Part 4: A Commentary on The Waste Land. Part 5: Bibliography. Part 6: Hyperlinked texts — a valuable compendium of the key works Eliot quotes or alludes to in The Waste Land


Author: Faye Wildman
Publisher: New York : Silhouette Books ; Markham, Ont. : Distributed in Canada by PaperJacks
ISBN: 9780671536268
Page: 250
View: 4515

How to Knit a Love Song

A Cypress Hollow Yarn
Author: Rachael Herron
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061986216
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 8868
“The perfect book to curl up with, as warm and cozy as your favorite sweater.” —New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs Author Rachael Herron spins a delightful yarn in her wonderful debut novel How to Knit a Love Song. The first in her Cypress Hollow Yarn series of smart, witty, and wonderful love stories woven around a knitting theme, How to Knit a Love Song is a delightful indulgence certain to charm every reader who loved The Friday Night Knitting Club, as well as devoted fans of the heartwarming fiction of Debbie Macomber, Sheryl Woods, and Susan Wiggs.

Azanian Love Song

Author: Mattera, Don
Publisher: African Perspectives Publishing
ISBN: 0992187567
Category: Poetry
Page: 128
View: 8714
Donato Francesco Mattera has been celebrated as a journalist, editor, writer and poet. He is also acknowledged as one of the foremost activists in the struggle for a democratic South Africa, and helped to found both the Union of Black Journalists, the African Writer's Association and the Congress of South African Writers. Born in 1935 in Western Native Township (now Westbury) across the road from Sophiatown, Mattera can lay claim to an intriguingly diverse lineage: his paternal grandfather was Italian, and he has Tswana, Khoi-Khoi and Xhosa blood in his veins.

Love Song

Author: Richard Haffey
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1450045413
Category: Fiction
Page: 183
View: 7539
Abby and Jay Alfred are husband and wife, best of friends, residents of New York City in 1969. They are college professors and experts in the music of John Field and the writings of T S Eliot, respectively. When Abby falls mysteriously ill Jay transforms their apartment into a dynamic retreat for healing and recovery, much to the chagrin of his in-laws. Surrounded by a few close friends, aided by two committed doctors, and supported by their students and some newly met strangers, the couple struggles heroically to overcome the odds of fi ghting disease and the threat of legal interference with their preference for home care. Outside the tumultuous world of 1969 roils around them with the social unrest of anti-war protests, the corrupting infl uence of drugs, and the suspicion of medical malpractice, while the baseball Mets pulse the city’s beat toward a world championship and Americans fi rst set foot on the moon. But will they ever be able to get out again into that world together? How will Jay win their race against time, battle the despair and anger assailing them from all sides, break through Abby’s coma to assure her of his constant love and bring her back from the brink of oblivion?

A Lovesong for India

Tales from the East and West
Author: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
ISBN: 1619020351
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
View: 3901
In this expansive story collection, acclaimed writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala continues her lifelong meditation on East and West. Set in India, England, and New York City, A Lovesong for India reveals what unites us across oceans, cultures, and lifetimes. In “Innocence,” an older couple, whose social standing is marred from a decades-old scandal, rent out rooms in their Delhi home for both companionship and income. Isolated and battling blame and guilt, the couple becomes deeply invested in the lives of their two tenants. With the addition of a third renter—a beautiful and provocative woman from India—tensions in the household push the story to its feverish conclusion. The story “Talent” finds Jhabvala in New York City reflecting on the friction between family and societal expectations. Magda is a talent scout whose entire life is her work until she meets Ellie, a singer whose immense ability and unguarded personality captivate Magda. Soon Ellie is integrated into Magda’s extended family for better or worse. Remarkable and unwavering, this collection is the hallmark of Jhabvala’s celebrated career and a testament to her “balance, subtlety, wry humor, and beauty” —The New York Times.


Author: Robert R. Lehan
Publisher: Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.
Page: N.A
View: 5668