Dopo l'ennesimo rifiuto da parte dell'editore Romanoff, Bill Bowl prende atto della realtà: Le possibilità di sfondare come scrittore emulando le gesta dei suoi grandi eroi,... More > Dostoevskij, Leskov, Cechov, sono davvero esigue.
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Potrebbero essere tutti elementi di una tragedia o prove di un fallimento, ma in questo caso la commedia la fa da padrona e l'insuccesso, forse, ha i giorni contati.< Less
Written by Henry James and published in 1904, this novel has wealthy American widower Adam Verver and his daughter Maggie living in Europe, where they collect art and relish each other's company.... More > Through the efforts of the manipulative Fanny Assingham, Maggie becomes engaged to Amerigo, an Italian prince in reduced circumstances, but remains blind to his rekindled affair with her longtime friend Charlotte Stant. Maggie and Amerigo marry, and later, after Charlotte and Adam have also wed, both spouses learn of the ongoing affair, though neither seeks a confrontation. Not until Maggie buys the gilded crystal bowl of the title as a birthday present for Adam does truth crack the veneer of propriety.
This edition contains extensive overviews of both the author and the novel.< Less
First published by Scribners in 1904, The Golden Bowl was the last of the novels James published during what has come to be seen as his most productive and best period. It followed The Ambassadors in... More > 1903 and The Wing of the Dove in 1902. The novel is essentially a study of character, concentrating on four figures, Prince Amerigo, an Italian aristocrat who is poor yet still charismatic, his partner Maggie Verver, the child of the incredibly rich financier, Adam Verver. The fourth character, Charlotte Stant, was previously Amerigo's lover, but this detail is kept from the Ververs.
The essential plot follows the arc of the relationship between Amerigo and Maggie Verver and how the latter, on suspecting something more intense between Amerigo and Charlotte Stant, struggles to save her relationship, while at the same time avoiding anything too turbulent socially. Where at the start of the novel, Maggie is seen as something of an innocent debutante, by the close she has matured,showing her worth.< Less
This booklet is written in two parts. In part one, the author recounts his days as a pinsetter back in the 1940s. In part two he shares thirty bowling tips the pros gave him. These tips helped him... More > maintain a 205 average in his early days, and a 195 average when he was in his sixties. Happy bowling!< Less
The Golden Bowl is a 1904 novel by Henry James. Set in England, this complex, intense study of marriage and adultery completes what some critics have called the “major phase” of... More > James’ career. The Golden Bowl explores the tangle of interrelationships between a father and daughter and their respective spouses. The novel focuses deeply and almost exclusively on the consciousness of the central characters, with sometimes obsessive detail but also with powerful insight.< Less
The Acorn Bowl is a story of butterflies and dragonflies, fairies and fantasy. The message is clear, that we should all love one another. But there’s a deeper lesson of understanding and... More > tolerance that is particularly relevant in today’s complex world.Each Bug in the forest represents one of the world’s major religions, and they must work together to avoid the fire-breathing Dragonfly, while searching for the Acorn Bowl.
The supporting web site, www.TheAcornBowl.com, has teaching points for Toddlers with the simple message that we should celebrate our differences, and love our friends and family. A link to the Children’s page introduces the reader to different world religions and the rich symbolism in the story. The Adult link explores the comparative theological philosophies in an attempt
to find common ground… ecumenicalism.
Please visit our web site for a full appreciation of this apparently simple story... read, explore, and participate.< Less
The Golden Bowl is a 1904 novel by Henry James. Set in England, this complex, intense study of marriage and adultery completes what some critics have called the "major phase" of James'... More > career. The Golden Bowl explores the tangle of interrelationships between a father and daughter and their respective spouses.
The novel focuses deeply and almost exclusively on the consciousness of the central characters, with sometimes obsessive detail but also with powerful insight. In the broadest sense of the term, The Golden Bowl is a novel of education. Maggie gradually sheds her childish naivete and grows into a capable woman who saves her marriage with dexterous handling of a potentially explosive situation. She realizes that she can't remain forever dependent on her father but must accept adult responsibilities in her marriage.< Less
This new collection of poems from author Steven Martinez takes the reader through a unique tour of growth and reflection, culled from his New Mexican roots. Earthy, surreal, and above all wedded to a... More > sense of discovery; his poetry represents one individual's journey through imagination and self.< Less