All the Beloved Ghosts

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 GOVERNOR GENERAL'S LITERARY AWARDS Acutely observed, evocative collection of short stories from the Man Booker Prize-longlisted author of Unexploded, blending fiction, biography and memoir Hovering on the border of ...

Author: Alison MacLeod

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408863774

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 GOVERNOR GENERAL'S LITERARY AWARDS Acutely observed, evocative collection of short stories from the Man Booker Prize-longlisted author of Unexploded, blending fiction, biography and memoir Hovering on the border of life and death, these stories form a ground-shifting collection, taking us into history, literature and the hidden lives of iconic figures. In 1920s Nova Scotia, as winter begins to thaw, a woman emerges from mourning and wears a new fur coat to a dance that will change everything. A teenager searches for his lover on a charged summer evening in 2011, as around him London erupts in anger. A cardiac specialist lingers on the edge of consciousness as he awaits a new heart – and is transported to an attic room half a century ago. In an ancient Yorkshire churchyard, the author visits Sylvia Plath's grave and makes an unexpected connection across time. On a trip to Brighton, reluctant jihadists face the ultimate spiritual test. And at Charleston, Angelica Garnett, child of the Bloomsbury Group, is overcome by the past, all the beloved ghosts that spring to life before her eyes. Precise, playful and evocative, these exquisitely crafted stories explore memory, the media and mortality, unfolding at the line between reality and fiction. Written with vigorous intelligence and delicate insight, this collection captures the surprising joys, small tragedies and profound truths of existence.

The Gospel magazine and theological review Ser 5 Vol 3 no 1 July 1874

MY BROTHER AND SISTER , BELOVED Ghost saith to us , “ All are yours , and
OF AND IN THE LORD , - - The peace of ye are Christ ' s , and Christ is God ' s ; "
God rule in your hearts , and the Word and this God is our God for ever and of ...

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The Friend

The gospel to preserve a memorial concerning our beloved Ghost ? We think that
the evidence is all in thus preached in the demonstration of the friend Jonathan
Evans . favour of the latter . Spirit , and of power , is a baptizing ministry , He was
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Beloved

And Sethe’s new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement.

Author: Toni Morrison

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307388629

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding New York Times bestseller transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe’s new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement.

The Legal Studies Forum

Letter dated November 7 , 1961 : Sure it ' s all been done and we are only
marching over Thomas Wolfe ' s land and the rest , but it is a ... 1964 - he is
writing about " a strange monumental yesterday peopled with all the beloved
ghosts of men .

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Ghosts Metaphor and History in Toni Morrison s Beloved and Gabriel GarcIa MArquez s One Hundred Years of Solitude

Communicative Figures This book examines the relationship between the figure
of the ghost and the use of metaphor in ... And I know what it isn't, too, she
nodded further, it isn't a scarification or a flapping sheet, so pooh and pish to all
that ...

Author: D. Erickson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230619754

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 255

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This study examines the complex relations between the figure of the ghost, the textual figure of metaphor and history, in Toni Morrison's Beloved and Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude.

Soviet Literature

... money nor fortified walls can avert , a sacrilegious idleness of hands and mind
, a parting with all the beloved ghosts and temptations of this earth of ours — it is
perhaps a prevision of all these that prompted Gorky to write Yegor Bulychov .

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The Book of Beloved

"Murder, mystery, ghosts and all that jazz.

Author: Carolyn Haines

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781503938069

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

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As a young woman widowed by World War I, Raissa James is no stranger to ghosts. But when an invitation arrives from Caoin House, her uncle's estate in Mobile, Alabama, she's finally ready to cast off the shadows of her past. And what better way to do so than with a grand party in her honor? An aspiring authoress, Raissa's eager to soak up more of life--and immerse herself in the dark history that haunts the estate. But the revelries come to an abrupt end when one of her uncle's guests takes a deadly plunge. And when a ghost from the property's past, a Confederate soldier, reveals himself to Raissa, she's more determined than ever to get to the heart of the mysterious deaths that plague Caoin House. Enlisting the help of Reginald Proctor, a self-proclaimed medium, she holds a séance to shed light on old secrets. But she discovers that some secrets, even those long dead, still have a startling hold on the living....

Character Sketches of Romance Fiction and the Drama

Fancying that she saw Giles Scroggens's ghost standing at her bedside, she
exclaimed in terror, “What do you want? ... visions wholly changed his nature,
and he becomes benevolent, charitable, and cheerful, loving all, and by all
beloved.

Author: E. Cobham Brewer

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ISBN: 3752313633

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Toni Morrison and the Queer Pleasure of Ghosts

Not surprisingly, the scene-stealing ghost Beloved appears at the very heart of this book, but Bennett cautions against interpretative stasis, inviting readers to break free of the stranglehold Beloved has had on imaginations, so as not to ...

Author: Juda Bennett

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438453574

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 215

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Offers the first queer reading of all ten of Morrison’s novels. Toni Morrison and the Queer Pleasure of Ghosts radically intervenes in one of the most established and sacred topics in Toni Morrison scholarship, love. Moving beyond Morrison’s representation of ghosts as the forgotten or occluded past, Juda Bennett uncovers how Morrison imagines the spectral sphere as always already queer, a provocation and challenge to heteronormativity—with the ghost appearing as an active participant in disruptions of compulsory heterosexuality, as a figure embodying closet desires, or as a disembodied emanation that counterpoints homophobia. From The Bluest Eye to Home, Morrison’s novels have included many queer ghosts that challenge our most cherished conceptions of love and speak to cultural anxieties about black sexualities, gay marriage, AIDS, lesbian visibility, and transgender identities. Not surprisingly, the scene-stealing ghost Beloved appears at the very heart of this book, but Bennett cautions against interpretative stasis, inviting readers to break free of the stranglehold Beloved has had on imaginations, so as not to miss the full force of Morrison’s lifelong project to queer love.

Religion and Music

Author: Lidia Guzy

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Theatre Arts Magazine

Ephemeral , vague moments of atmosphere , like the white faces of beloved
ghosts , can bring all sorrow through the eyes . Others tremble across the vision
of the solitary with the passionate com' panionship of pleasure . At twilight and in
the ...

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Theatre Arts

Ephemeral , vague moments of atmosphere , like the white faces of beloved
ghosts , can bring all sorrow through the eyes . Others tremble across the vision
of the solitary with the passionate companionship of pleasure . At twilight and in
the ...

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Lady Clarissa

And so it came to pass that Clarissa “ got on , ” as nurse said , with Madame
Pierrot ; though all the while , poor child , a ... She played no more pranks , she
never sought the society of her beloved ghosts and fairy ladies - indeed , she did
not ...

Author: Emma Jane Worboise

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Raising the Dead

If you believe in Beloved at all you must accept the ghost in the same way you
accept the other, solidly realistic figures in the story'' (5 November 1987, 18). On
the other hand, Paul Gray of Time concluded that ''The flesh-and-blood
presenceof ...

Author: Sharon Patricia Holland

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822380382

Category: Literary Criticism

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Raising the Dead is a groundbreaking, interdisciplinary exploration of death’s relation to subjectivity in twentieth-century American literature and culture. Sharon Patricia Holland contends that black subjectivity in particular is connected intimately to death. For Holland, travelling through “the space of death” gives us, as cultural readers, a nuanced and appropriate metaphor for understanding what is at stake when bodies, discourses, and communities collide. Holland argues that the presence of blacks, Native Americans, women, queers, and other “minorities” in society is, like death, “almost unspeakable.” She gives voice to—or raises—the dead through her examination of works such as the movie Menace II Society, Toni Morrison’s novel Beloved, Leslie Marmon Silko’s Almanac of the Dead, Randall Kenan’s A Visitation of Spirits, and the work of the all-white, male, feminist hip-hop band Consolidated. In challenging established methods of literary investigation by putting often-disparate voices in dialogue with each other, Holland forges connections among African-American literature and culture, queer and feminist theory. Raising the Dead will be of interest to students and scholars of American culture, African-American literature, literary theory, gender studies, queer theory, and cultural studies.

Character Sketches of Romance Fiction and the Drama

ful , loving all , and by all beloved . - C . “ You for to come for to go along with
Dickens , A Christmas Carol ( in five staves , me , " replied the ghost . “ I ben't
dead , you 1843 ) . fool ! ” said Molly ; but the ghost rejoined , “ Why , that's no rule
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Ghosts Stories Histories

38 All quotations from Mary Elizabeth Braddon ' s “ At Chrighton Abbey " (
hereafter cited as “ CA " ) are taken from Cox and ... 42 See Elizabeth House ' s
article “ Toni Morrison ' s Ghost : The Beloved Who Is Not Beloved , ” where she
argues ...

Author: Sladja Blazan

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

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Category: Literary Criticism

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A collection that combines academic reflections on ghost stories from the 17th century to the ghosts in the machine. This work associates primary texts with Anglo-American narratives, even when these belong to the Chinese or African tradition as in the case of the American appropriation of Zhang Yimou's adaptation of "Raise the Red Lantern."

Rewriting Black Identities

CHAPTER 8 Love : Rewriting the American Gothic In one of the early reviews of
Beloved , A . S . Byatt highlighted the concern with ... It is an American
masterpiece , and one which , moreover , in a curious way reassesses all the
major novels of the time in which it is set . ... Ghost Story ” ( 1987 ) ; Deborah
Horvitz , “ Nameless Ghosts : Possession and Dispossession in Beloveď ' ( 1989 )
; Karen E . Fields ...

Author: Rebecca Hope Ferguson

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9789052011677

Category: Literary Criticism

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Topics include: 'Complexity and Continuity'; 'Transition, Exclusion and Illusion'; 'The Use of an Eye'; 'Fragmentation and Reconstruction'; 'Shifting Foundations'; 'Living History'; and more.

Baby Needs a New Pair of Shoes

by a shoe, but I swear I felt an electric shock, a magical shock, as the salesgirl
slipped the Ghosts on my feet, as she strapped them on, as she ... I swear, it was
as though pixie dust was swirling all around my feet, spreading upward around
my whole body. ... much, the Parson Flat that Hillary coveted, my own beloved
Ghost.

Author: Lauren Baratz-Logsted

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ISBN: 9780373895762

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Delilah "Baby" Sampson has had her share of addictions. Her latest is Jimmy Choos shoes, but on her salary, $700 a pair is a stretch, which leads to another obsession: gambling. Baby hits the casinos and discovers that she's a natural-born high-roller. Ev

Ghost Knight

I mixed itching powder into his beloved mouthwash. All useless. In the end it
wasn't him Mum put on the train but me. Never underestimate your enemies!
Longespee wouldteach me thatlater. But Ihadn'tmet him yet. Mybanishment had
probably ...

Author: Cornelia Funke

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444008560

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Eleven-year-old Jon Whitcroft never expected to enjoy boarding school. He never expected to be confronted by a pack of vengeful ghosts either. And then he meets Ella, a quirky new friend with a taste for adventure... Together, Jon and Ella must work to uncover the secrets of a centuries-old murder, while being haunted by ghosts intent on revenge. So when Jon summons the ghost of the late knight Longspee for his protection, there's just one question - can Longspee really be trusted? A thrilling tale of bravery, friendship - and ghosts!