Audiobook: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Buy full audiobook: List of award-winning books/audiobooks: I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers. January 1946 London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she's never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb.... As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends - and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island - boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature-lovers all. Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society's members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever. Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises, and of finding connection in the most surprising ways.
Cressida Cowell Cheltenham Literary Festival 2009 - Extended Version Cressida Cowell talks about her bestselling 'How to Train Your Dragon' books which inspired the upcoming film by Dreamworks starring Gerard Butler (300), American Ferrera (Ugly Betty), Jay Baruchel (Tropic Thunder, Knocked Up). Cressida talks about her inspiration for the books, how excited she is about the upcoming film release and also includes audio by David Tennant.
Singapore 2009 - Literary Talk - Part 5 - Nay Win Myint
10 God and Mammon: The Wealth of Literary Memory Milton (ENGL 220) This second lecture on Paradise Lost looks at hell and its inhabitants, as depicted in Books I and II. Milton's struggle both to match and outdo his literary predecessors is examined by way of allusions to the works of Homer and Edmund Spenser, particularly the cave of Mammon episode in Book Two of The Faerie Queene. The presence of classical mythological figures, such as Medusa and Mulciber, in the Christian hell of Paradise Lost is pondered, along with early distinctions in the poem, frequently blurred, between good and evil, beautiful and ugly, and heaven and hell. Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: open.yale.edu This course was recorded in Fall 2007.
Singapore 2009 - Literary Talk - Part 7 - Nay Win Myint
Robert Alter: The Bible Through Literary Eyes Biblical scholar Robert Alter argues that the distinctive organizing literary conventions and techniques of the Bible have been lost. He shows how a recovery of these conventions enables us to see more sharply what is going on in the Bible. Series: Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies [3/2007] [Humanities] [Show ID: 12252]
Christopher Hitchens, Literary Agent Provocateur June 21, 2006 In the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001, many writers and intellectuals offered their prescriptions for how the United States should respond. Prominent among those intellectuals is British writer Christopher Hitchens. His byline was synonymous with the left, and Hitchens was a longtime columnist for the left-wing magazine, The Nation. But after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Hitchens surprised many of his comrades on the left with his robust support for the Bush administration's war on terrorism. It is a journey that has cost Hitchens friends and allies, and left others wondering how it all happened. Hitchens is known for his love of cigarettes and alcohol — and his prodigious literary output. Among his many books and pamphlets, he's written on George Orwell, Marcel Proust, Thomas Jefferson and others. But he's best known for focusing his unforgiving pen on the likes of Henry Kissinger ("war criminal, liar without conscience, pseudo-scholar, pseudo-academic, pitiless sponsor of dictators abroad"); Mother Teresa ("friend of poverty, enemy of the poor, fundamentalist fanatic"); and Bill Clinton ("a man who was in politics for therapy who wasted eight years of America's time"). Despite the abundance of his copy, his prose usually sparkles, infuriates — or both. And though he objects to the label, he's often called a contrarian. For most of his adult life, Hitchens was the designated hitter of the far-left. In 1991, he warned against launching the first Gulf War. No ...
Patrick Henry "Speech to the Virginia Convention 1775 " Literary discussion animation Heres a virtual movie of Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736 June 6, 1799 making his famous Speech to the Virginia Convention in 1775 imploring his fellow Americans to take up arms against the British colonialists that ended in the limmortal lines "Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death!" . Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736 June 6, 1799) served as the first and sixth post-colonial Governor of Virginia from 1776 to 1779 and subsequently, from 1784 to 1786. A prominent figure in the American Revolution, Henry is known and remembered for his "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" speech, and as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. To avoid interference from Lieutenant-Governor Dunmore and his Royal Marines, the Second Virginia Convention met March 20, 1775 inland at Richmond--in what is now called St. John's Church--instead of the Capitol in Williamsburg. Delegate Patrick Henry presented resolutions to raise a militia, and to put Virginia in a posture of defense. Henry's opponents urged caution and patience until the crown replied to Congress' latest petition for reconciliation. On the 23rd, Henry presented a proposal to organize a volunteer company of cavalry or infantry in every Virginia county. By custom, Henry addressed himself to the Convention's president, Peyton Randolph of Williamsburg. Henry's words were not transcribed, but no one who heard them forgot their eloquence, or Henry's closing words: "Give me liberty, or give me death!" Henry's first biographer, William Wirt ...
I Just Fall in Love Again, A Literary Couples Tribute-Part One Yes I made another one I heard this song and I just couldn't resist^_^once again this is part one of a tribute to my favorite literary couples. I LOVE LOVE this song and I hope u do too:) This is one of those beautiful songs that make me cry :DI REALLY hope everyone enjoys it ^_^ Raoul de Chagny and Christine Daae-The Phantom of the Opera(2004) Johnathan Harker and Mina Murray-Dracula(1992) Fitswilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet-Pride and Prejudice(1995) Jane Eyre and Edward Rodchester-Jane Eyre(2006) Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet-Romeo and Juliet(1968) Han Solo and Leia Organa-Star Wars Saga Original Trilogy Hopefully I'll try to do part two soon as I can :) (Note I own Nothing!)
N. Katherine Hayles N. Katherine Hayles professor of literature at Duke University is interviewed by Stacey Cochran for Raleigh Television Network program The Artist's Craft. Directed by Marnie Cooper Priest and Michael Graziano.
Patrick Henry " Give me Liberty, or give me Death! " Literary discussion animation Heres a virtual movie of the American revolutionary Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736 -- June 6, 1799), served as the first and sixth post-colonial Governor of Virginia from 1776 to 1779 and subsequently, from 1784 to 1786. A prominent figure in the American Revolution giving his famous speech " Give me Liberty, or give me Death! ". "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" is a famous quotation attributed to Patrick Henry from a speech he made to the Virginia Convention. It was given on March 23, 1775, at St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia, and is credited with having swung the balance in convincing the Virginia House of Burgesses to pass a resolution delivering the Virginia troops to the Revolutionary War. Among the delegates to the convention were future US Presidents Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. Reportedly, those in attendance, upon hearing the speech, shouted, "give me liberty or give me death!" Kind Regards Jim Clark All rights are reserved on this video recording copyright Jim Clark 2010
Singapore 2009 - Literary Talk - Part 15 a - Chit Oo Nyo
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Singapore 2009 - Literary Talk - Part 6 Singapore 2009 - Literary Talk - Part 6 - Nay WIn Myint
Literary Gems of the Qur'an (Lesson One) An excellent series of short lectures from Brother Nouman Ali Khan that explain some of the literary "gems" of the Qur'an. This lesson is about mercy and forgiveness. Please enjoy!
Alice In Wonderland- The Cheshire Cat This is a part of Alice In Wonderland with the Cheshire Cat. I love Alice In Wonderland, even if it was written by a guy who was on opium. I especially love the Cheshire Cat and his grin!!!!!!!!!!!!! This clip is from Disney's version, so I do not own it or anything.
UET 03 Literary Society (Bazm-e-Tariq Aziz) Final Part 2 UET Lahore vs Punjab University Lahore
JD Salinger, Reclusive Literary Icon, Dies at 91 JD Salinger, the enigmatic American author best known for his classic novel "Catcher in the Rye" died Thursday at the age of 91.
How Did You Know? The Literary Edition Herein Lizz shares some favorite quotes from assorted works of classic literature, and provides a hidden clue to kick off day four of the Mental Floss "How Did You Know?" trivia hunt. Thanks to for inviting us to participate in the trivia hunt! Click here for the trivia hunt rules: And here to play: (Available after 9am EST on Friday July 31) Prizes include $100 and $50 gift certificates to the store, and a brand new Mino HD flip cam! Seriously, you should give it a shot. We totally would, but we're pretty sure we're disqualified since we know what all the first clues are.
Mary Ann Schaffer and Annie Barrows - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society An epistolary novel written by a niece and her aunt, THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY tells the story of an unlikely group of people who came to read and discuss books when their island was taken over by the ***s during World War II.
Michael Jackson Death Hoax The Literary Messages Michael's love of books and some of it's meanings
Singapore 2009 - Literary Talk - Part 14 a - Chit Oo Nyo
Singapore 2009 - Literary Talk - Part 16 a - Chit Oo Nyo
Elmore Leonard Interview - Pt. 1 - From the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference Part 1 of a four part interview with legendary author, Elmore Leonard, the 2008 F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference Awardee. The prolific author discusses his career with host Michael Brown of Montgomery College Television.
Eudora Welty's "A Worn Path" (interview with author) Eudora Welty is interviewed at home about her famous short story. "A Worn Path" was first published in "The Atlantic Monthly" in February 1940, and then in her first collection of stories, "A Curtain of Green" (1941)
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24. The Institutional Construction of Literary Study Introduction to Theory of Literature (ENGL 300) In this lecture on critical identities, Professor Fry examines the work of Stanley Fish and John Guillory. The lecture begins by examining Tony the Tow Truck as a site for the emergence of literary identities, then brings the course's use of the children's story under scrutiny through the lens of Fish. The evolution of Fish's theory of interpretive communities is traced chronologically through his publications and examined in close-up in Milton's Paradise Lost. John Guillory's work on interpretive communities and the culture wars leads to a discussion of the Western canon and multiculturalism. Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: open.yale.edu This course was recorded in Spring 2009.
Literary Agent, Book Editor: Literary Agents & Book Editors Stacey Cochran interviews literary agent Sally Hill McMillan and Algonquin Books Executive Editor Chuck Adams on the topic of literary agents and book editors. This discussion includes everything you ever wanted to know about literary agents and book editors.
Bailey's Literary Boyfriends! Favorite Literary Boyfriend of 2010 and First Literary Boyfriend of 2011. This video was a PAIN to edit together. *collapses* See the Twitter Poll and Outtakes associated here: Link to Come!
Stacey Gets A Positive Response from a Literary Agent This is a video clip of me going through a stack of responses from literary agents. It ends well!
Eating the Peach Scene from James & the Giant Peach, when they realize how they can eat the peach and not starve to death! YAY...
revenge of the disgruntled 19th / early 20th century literary figures in which james joyce haunts the quintessential slacker. (a summer film project dedicated to my english teacher)
UET 03 Literary Society (Bazm-e-Tariq Aziz) 1st Competetion UET Lahore vs Govt college of Sargodha
Artsworld - France's Rising Literary Star - 20 Aug 08 Arstworld travels to the Paris suburbs to meet the young French-Algerian author Faiza Guene whose novels are taking the literary world by strom. Plus we explore how opera is taking centre stage in Botswana.
Singapore 2009 - Literary Talk - Part 17 a - Chit Oo Nyo
John Steinbeck "Discusses his reasons for writing The Grapes of Wrath" Literary discussion animation Heres a virtual movie of the novelist John Steinbeck (1902 - 1968) discussing his reasons for writing his great novelThe Grapes of Wrath in a sound interview recorded in 1952. To my knowledge their is no surviving film recording of John Steinbeck discussinghis work...... "The Grapes of Wrath" is probably the longest book I have ever read,and when I read it in my late ***s all in a matter of one weekend in the mid 1970's I just could not put it down.To me it was compulsive reading and its telling of the tragedy of the "Dustbowl refugees" victims of the Great deppression and the brutality and injustice they suffered will live in my mind until the end of my days. The movie version starring Henry Fonda was unique for its time in bringing this important book to the cinema screen in a very realistic believable way without the usual Hollywood style glossing over of unsavoury truths.The movie I think realy captured the power and message of the novel and it never ceases to amaze me how such a movie full of socialist sentiments got to be made let alone released at the time. Its rather dissapointing though fascinating to hear Steinbeck trying to explain away what made him write the book in this recording from 1952. No doubt Steinbeck chose to opt for the qiute life rather than be yet another lamb to the slaughter in the McCarthy political witch hunts of the period. John Ernst Steinbeck was born in Salinas, California, on February 27, 1902 of German and Irish ancestry. His father ...
Lec 2 | MIT 24.264 Film as Visual and Literary Mythmaking Session 2: Introduction and overview, The Seventh Seal, Bergman's "Chamber Movies," Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, a student paper on Clint Eastwood, a student paper on Star Wars, and a student paper on fantasy as a means to healing. View the complete course: ocw.mit.edu License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at ocw.mit.edu More courses at ocw.mit.edu
Monty Python - Literary Football footballer Jimmy Buzzard (John Cleese) discusses his "almost Proustian display of modern existentialist football... "
UET 03 Literary Society (Bazm-e-Tariq Aziz) Final Part 1 UET Lahore vs Punjab University Lahore
Greatest Drunks of All Time: Charles Bukowski One of the greatest poets and a legend in the bar world, Charles Bukowski is the drunkard's hero. His life inspired the films Barfly and Factotem, and his approach towards writing and drinking was nothing less than epic.