The author of the highly acclaimed novels Jernigan (Pulitzer Prize Finalist) and Preston Falls (National Book Critics Cirlce Award Finalist) offers up a mordantly funny collection of short stories about the faulty bargains we make with ourselves to continure the high-wire act of living meaningful lives in late twentieth-century America. Populated by highly educated men and women in combat with one another, with substance abuse, and above all with their own relentless self-awareness, the stories in The Wonders of the Invisible World take place in and around New York City, and put urbanism into uneasy conflict with a fleeting dream of rural happiness. Written with style and ferocious black humor, they confirm David Gates as one of the best-and funniest-writers of our time.
... been published in Esquire, GQ, Grand Street, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, The Best American Short Stories, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Also by DAVID GATES Jernigan Preston Falls THE WONDERS OF. THE WONDERS OF THE INVISIBLE WORLD.
Author: David Gates
MIRROR OF THE INVISIBLE WORLD Tales from the Khamseh of N izami PETER CHELKOWSKI Department qf Near Eastern Languages and Literatures - New York University WITH AN ESSAY BY PRISCILLA P. SOUCEK Department of the History of Art ...
Author: Peter J. Chelkowski
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Pass through fairy tales into the magic of invisible worlds in these opulent stories by a beloved fantasy icon and author of the classic Riddlemaster trilogy. Patricia McKillip has inspired generations of dedicated readers with enchanting tales that are as romantic as they are unexpected. Her lush, mesmerizing narratives are as deliciously bittersweet as the finest chocolate and as intoxicating as the finest wine. The bewitching wonders offered here include princesses dancing with dead suitors, a knight in love with an official of exotic lineage, and fortune’s fool stealing into the present instead of the future. You’ll discover a ravishing undine and her mortal bridegroom who is more infatuated with politics than pleasure, a time-traveling angel forbidden to intervene in Cotton Mather’s religious ravings, a wizard seduced in his youth by the Faerie Queen returning with a treasure that is rightfully hers, and an overachieving teenage mage tricked into discovering her true name very close to home.
the realm of Faerie and found my way back to this world. I took it out of anger and jealousy, wounded pride and arrogance. And out of love, most certainly out of love. I wanted to remember that once I had been in that secret, ...
Author: Patricia A. McKillip
Publisher: Tachyon Publications
Page 1 I. INTRODUCTORY — The IDEAL INVISIBLE WORLD Milton - Byron - Bulwer - Locke . 7 II . The INVISIBLE WORLD REVEALED BY THE MICROSCOPE . How to see- - Captain Basil Hall - A group of Animalcules - First glimpse of the Invisible ...
Author: Gideon Algernon Mantell
According to this Notion , neither the visible or invisible World would have been at Peace : the habited visible World would have been continually haunted with Ghosts , and we should never have been quiet for the Disturbance of Spirits ...
Author: Daniel Defoe
The Invisible World" stated the principles as far as we know, at this point in p. "The Adventures" dramatized those aspects too weird and uncanny for easy ading. The author in search of more knowledge was initiated into Ancient ...
Author: Adewale Thompson
... 24 Witch-Cult in Western Europe, The (Murray), 20 Witches International Craft Association v.- : c A 28 Wolf, John B, 40 WooUcott, Alexander, 117 Woman in the Wilderness. 164 Wonders of the Invisible World, The (Mather), 135 204 IXBEX.
Author: Daniel Cohen
Publisher: Dodd Mead
The two very rare works reprinted in the present volume, written by two of the most celebrated of the early American divines, relate to one of the most extraordinary cases of popular delusion that modern times have witnessed. It was a delusion, moreover, to which men of learning and piety lent themselves, and thus became the means of increasing it. The scene of this affair was the puritanical colony of New England, since better known as Massachusetts, the colonists of which appear to have carried with them, in an exaggerated form, the superstitious feelings with regard to witchcraft which then prevailed in the mother country. In the spring of 1692 an alarm of witchcraft was raised in the family of the minister of Salem, and some black servants were charged with the supposed crime. Once started, the alarm spread rapidly, and in a very short time a great number of people fell under suspicion, and many were thrown into prison on very frivolous grounds, supported, as such charges usually were, by very unworthy witnesses. The new governor of the colony, Sir William Phipps, arrived from England in the middle of May, and he seems to have been carried away by the excitement, and authorized judicial prosecutions. The trials began at the commencement of June; and the first victim, a woman named Bridget Bishop, was hanged. Governor Phipps, embarrassed by this extraordinary state of things, called in the assistance of the clergy of Boston. There was at this time in Boston a distinguished family of puritanical ministers of the name of Mather. Richard Mather, an English non-conformist divine, had emigrated to America in 1636, and settled at Dorchester, where, in 1639, he had a son born, who was named, in accordance with the peculiar nomenclature of the puritans, Increase Mather...
The two very rare works reprinted in the present volume, written by two of the most celebrated of the early American divines, relate to one of the most extraordinary cases of popular delusion that modern times have witnessed.
Author: Cotton Mather Cotton Mather Increase Mather
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform