Sea Room

Author: Maria Flook

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819572004

Category: Poetry

Page: 70

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Sea Room is a navigational term meaning adequate space at sea in which to maneuver a ship. The term seems an incongruity – that something so open and deep should require such precise and careful charting. In these most specific and powerful poems, the poet maps areas of obsessive love, phobic illness, godlessness, the prism of sexuality and romantic instinct in which all things are reflected, distorted. There’s a playful terror in Maria Flook’s poems. Her animated word is full of signs and signals; she always finds the telling analogue or makes the figure which reveals, illuminated everyday perceptions. “Dreams have cruel motives. Sleep worries/ both the decent and the wicked/ who keep odd hours/ so I walked out.” The poems search for reprieve, or a calm, in wronged lives. Any accusations are fully explored, recalled in forgiveness or apology for relationships long over.


A Vancouver Empire Song (Classic Reprint)

Author: Aubrey Neville St. John Mildmay

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780365560968

Category: Science

Page: 24

View: 9603

Excerpt from Sea-Room: A Vancouver Empire Song Ea-room! Sea-room! Vancouver, child of the sea: We have left the shore where the breakers roar, and the rocks and shallows be: We are steering straight with our human freight wherever the fates. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Sea Room

An Island Life in the Hebrides

Author: Adam Nicolson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061238821

Category: Nature

Page: 416

View: 7797

In 1937, Adam Nicolson's father answered a newspaper ad—"Uninhabited islands for sale. Outer Hebrides, 600 acres. . . . Puffins and seals. Apply."—and thus found the Shiants. With a name meaning "holy or enchanted islands," the Shiants for millennia were a haven for those seeking solitude, but their rich, sometimes violent history of human habitation includes much more. When he was twenty-one, Nicolson inherited this almost indescribably beautiful property: a landscape, soaked in centuries-old tales of restless ghosts and Bronze Age gold, that cradles the heritage of a once-vibrant world of farmers and fishermen. In Sea Room, Nicolson describes and relives his love affair with the three tiny islands and their strange and colorful history in passionate, keenly precise prose—sharing with us the greatest gift an island bestows on its inhabitants: a deep engagement with the natural world.

Sea Room

Author: Norman G. Gautreau

Publisher: MacAdam/Cage Publishing

ISBN: 9781931561389

Category: Fiction

Page: 311

View: 9564

Chronicles the lives of three generations of the Dupuy family living in the coastal village of Buck Harbor, Maine, before, during, and after World War II.

A Dictionary of the English Language

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals; and Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples from the Best Writers: Together with a History of the Language, and an English Grammar

Author: Samuel Johnson

Publisher: N.A


Category: English language

Page: N.A

View: 2069

Mingming & the Art of Minimal Ocean Sailing

Author: Roger D. Taylor

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 0955803527

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 8676

The book covers three extraordinary voyages in the tiny yacht Mingming, carrying on from where Voyages of a Simple Sailor left off.

A Sea of Words

A Lexicon and Companion to the Complete Seafaring Tales of Patrick O'Brian

Author: Dean King,John B. Hattendorf

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453238301

Category: History

Page: 518

View: 5692

A guide to the British Royal Navy in the Napoleonic Age for fans of the Aubrey–Maturin series: “A gem of a book” (Minneapolis Star Tribune). What is a sand-grouse, and where does it live? What are the medical properties of lignum vitae, and how did Stephen Maturin use it to repair his viola? Who is Admiral Lord Keith, and why is his wife so friendly with Captain Jack Aubrey? More than any other contemporary author, Patrick O’Brian knew the past. His twenty Aubrey–Maturin novels, beginning with 1969’s Master and Commander, are distinguished by deep characterization, heart-stopping naval combat, and an attention to detail that enriches and enlivens his stories. In this revised edition of A Sea of Words, Dean King and his collaborators dive into Jack Aubrey’s world. In addition to their invaluable glossary, the authors provide essays on the age’s politics, naval medicine, and the many ships that Jack Aubrey sailed, sighted, and fought against. For both the curious fan and the O’Brian aficionado, A Sea of Words is an invaluable tome on the British Royal Navy.

The Godforsaken Sea

Author: Derek Lundy

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448114853

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 9188

'One of the best books ever written about sailing' Time 27,000 miles, three and a half to five months alone at sea, chilling casualty rates, the unrelenting strain of handling 60-foot boats day and night, the absolute certainty of weather and waves that could destroy them. On 3 November 1996 sixteen sailors set out from the Bay of Biscay to embark on the Vendee Globe - a single-handed yacht race through the world's most treacherous and isolated seas. Of the sixteen starters only six completed the course, six others withdrew or were disqualified, three were plucked from sinking boats and one disappeared without trace. This is a book about the sea: how we are dawn to it and how it repels us and about why these men and women risk everything to embark on such a perilous journey. TWENTIETH ANNIVESARY EDITION, WITH A NEW FOREWORD FROM THE AUTHOR.


The Metaphorical Voyage, Spenser to Milton

Author: Philip Edwards

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780853235224

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 227

View: 3386

An original study of the use made by a number of major writers in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England of the metaphor of the voyage, showing how powerfully it operated, and how fundamental it is for our proper understanding of some of the best-known works of Renaissance literature. "This well-written and jargon-free book is recommended for academic libraries supporting both undergraduates and advanced students and scholars."—Choice "... an interesting and worthwhile read for both scholars and students."—Early Modern Literary Studies

Boyer's Royal Dictionary Abridged

In Two Parts, I. French and English. II. English and French ...

Author: Abel Boyer

Publisher: N.A


Category: English language

Page: N.A

View: 8716

Sea Stories

Author: Joseph Lewis French

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3861954087

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 4399

Collection of sea stories, including narratives from Victor Hugo, Herman Melville, Jack London and many more. Originally released in 1921.