But the era of Walter Barclay is long gone. A playwright, a composer, an actress. The possibility of a pleasant night. Evening at the Talk House by Wallace Shawn premiered at the National Theatre, London, in November 2015.
Author: Wallace Shawn
Publisher: Faber & Faber
At Ted's instigation, the old gang gather once more at the almost legendary club The Talk House. Ten years on and presided over still by the kindly Nellie, there's the same genteel atmosphere, familiar drinks, unchanging special snacks. But the era of Walter Barclay is long gone. A playwright, a composer, an actress. The possibility of a pleasant night. Evening at the Talk House by Wallace Shawn premiered at the National Theatre, London, in November 2015.
Ahmad emerged into this vast playground and quickly forgot the house he came
from, his parents' house in Watawit. He was four years old when he was brought
to his maternal grandfathers house on Bayt al-Qadi Square to relieve the ...
Author: Naguib Mahfouz
This unusual epic from the Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz portrays five generations of one sprawling family against the upheavals of two centuries of modern Egyptian history.Set in Cairo, Morning and Evening Talk traces three related families from the arrival of Napoleon to the 1980s, through short character sketches arranged in alphabetical order. This highly experimental device produces a kind of biographical dictionary, whose individual entries come together to paint a vivid portrait of life in Cairo from a range of perspectives. The characters include representatives of every class and human type and as the intricate family saga unfolds, a powerful picture of a society in transition emerges. This is a tale of change and continuity, of the death of a traditional way of life and the road to independence and beyond, seen through the eyes of Egypt's citizens. Naguib Mahfouz's last chronicle of Cairo is both an elegy to a bygone era and a tribute to the Egyptian spirit. From the Trade Paperback edition.
But Mrs. Todd's household affairs seem to have divided her attention, that
evening, with the talk in the farm-house parlour. She could only tell me that it was
just the news'—meaning, I suppose, that they all talked as usual about each other
Author: Wilkie Collins
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Wilkie Collins's classic thriller took the world by storm on its first appearance in 1859, with everything from dances to perfumes to dresses named in honor of the "woman in white." The novel's continuing fascination stems in part from a distinctive blend of melodrama, comedy, and realism; and in part from the power of its story. The catalyst for the mystery is Walter Hartright's encounter on a moonlit road with a mysterious woman dressed head to toe in white. She is in a state of confusion and distress, and when Hartright helps her find her way back to London she warns him against an unnamed "man of rank and title." Hartright soon learns that she may have escaped from an asylum and finds to his amazement that her story may be connected to that of the woman he secretly loves. Collins brilliantly uses the device of multiple narrators to weave a story in which no one can be trusted, and he also famously creates, in the figure of Count Fosco, the prototype of the suave, sophisticated evil genius. The Woman in White is still passed as a masterpiece of narrative drive and excruciating suspense. Introduction by Nicholas Rance
In the course of Sunday evening the windows of a number of houses in all
quarters of the town had been broken, particularly those of the clergy. The same
thing was renewed on Monday, but with more system and deliberation. The plan
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
... Mr. Moyer . into effect a scheme which , if previously the building of a house Lo
Bengula entered in all his majesty , in his ... life since that time has been full of
change of proven your belief in my work by following requested an indaba ( talk )
Category: Philadelphia (Pa.)
“I want to talk with you. In private.” “My mother's asleep. But she wakes a lot.” She
took his hand. “Let's go out back. Our campfire site.” She led him around the
house. “I have to tell you, I almost came to your house this evening. But I decided
Author: George Szanto
Publisher: Brindle and Glass
Jack Tartarus, a photographer, has returned to his family’s house on Crab, an island off the east coast of Vancouver Island. After mulling it over for ten years, Jack has decided to tear his family’s house down, board-by-board, just as his father built it up. He purchases a wrecking bar. Struggling with the first piece of siding, his wrecking bar jammed between ancient planks, it seems the house is determined to remain. The people on Crab Island are also angrily opposed to his plan—including his responsible sister, his self-centered niece, a beautiful woman he knew intimately long ago, and Turtle, the hardware store clerk and the island’s self-proclaimed guardian. In a story about families and family history, Jack’s calculated plans for demolition are fired by the memory of his parents and the other losses he has felt. Like the others who have retreated to Crab Island, Jack has come to a place where he must make peace with the house, in order to construct his future.
thoughts perhaps are already hopping up it to bed, after a long evening of very
desultory talk, “one of the prettiest girls, I think, that I ever saw in my life.” “A
protegée of my lady's,” observes Sir Leicester. “I thought so. I felt sure that some ...
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Broadview Press
The labyrinthine, ingenious plot of Bleak House focuses on the seemingly endless lawsuit Jarndyce and Jarndyce, an inheritance dispute that has been moving through the courts for years. Dozens of characters, including the innocent young narrator Esther Summerson, her friends Richard Carstone and Ada Clare, and the jaded aristocrats Sir Leicester and Lady Honoria Dedlock, are directly or indirectly caught up in the case. Written in bold and inventive language, Bleak House is Dickens’s epic vision of Victorian society. The critical introduction and extensive appendices to this edition focus on the novel’s social context and reception, Dickens’s treatment of his women characters and the working class, and the inequalities of the Victorian legal system.
It was Monday evening before I got to talk to my dad. He had gone down to the
basement to practice shooting pool. I went down to talk with him. I said, “Dad I
need to talk.” He said, “Sure Honey, what do you need to talk about?” I said, “Well
Author: Patricia Reed
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Once again the house in the curve is involved in many frightening events. Evvie and Emma have both been kidnapped along with their dog, Duncan. Emma has even revealed new gifts that no one else in the family possesses. Pastor Jim is searching for his birth parents and learns facts about his ancestry he never would have imagined. High on a hill above Coopersville is the old Anderson mansion where ghosts abound and humans are trying to co-exist. With help from Evvie and her friend Chief Haynes most of the confl ict is exposed and a killer is unmasked. Even Grandma Duncan is trying to set a trap for a murderer using her feminine wiles. There are also some new children coming into the family and at least one has an extraordinary power to share with the McDougal clan.
Times such as those evenings when she would come into Paul's room after
dressing for an evening on the town, Djilana, the maid she had brought with her
from Algeria, following at her heels, anxiously making a last ... Talk about
Author: Stanley Ellin
Publisher: Open Road Media
Hired as a tutor for a madwoman’s son, an American expatriate scraps to stay alive A washed-up heavyweight with dreams of becoming a writer, Reno Davis is down to his last franc when he lands a job as a bouncer at a sprawling Paris discotheque. His first night, he saves a slumming beauty from a pair of café toughs, and she rewards him with a well-paid job tutoring her darling son. But what she really wants is a bodyguard to keep her precious baby safe from terrors real and imagined. Reno’s new boss is a mental case, paranoid and delusional, whose lovers have a bad habit of dying violent deaths. But in this case, her paranoia may be justified. Protecting the boy draws Reno into an international conspiracy that stretches from Paris to Rome to the killing fields of northern Algeria. When the bullets start to fly, this ex-fighter begins to fear that he may be punching above his weight.
One evening, she began to talk about how much she missed the desert where
she had gone each day to pray and meditate. Since a basic technique of Gestalt
therapy is role playing, the therapist running the group suggested that Pat talk to
Author: Clare Cooper Marcus
Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.
House as a Mirror of Self presents an unprecedented examination of our relationship to where we live, interwoven with compelling personal stories of the search for a place for the soul. Marcus takes us on a reverie of the special places of childhood--the forts we made and secret hiding places we had--to growing up and expressing ourselves in the homes of adulthood. She explores how the self-image is reflected in our homes/ power struggles in making a home together with a partner/ territory, control, and privacy at home/ self-image and location/ disruptions in the boding with home/ and beyond the "house as ego" to the call of the soul. As our culture is swept up in home improvement to the extent of having an entire TV network devoted to it, this book is essential for understanding why the surroundings that we call home make us feel the way we do. With this information we can embark on home improvement that truly makes room for our soul.
When , in It happened that , as she was reading in the old their evening talk , the
bachelor told some tale that spot by herself one day , this child came running in
pleased her ( as his tales were sure to do ) , the old with his eyes full of tears ,
Author: Charles Dickens
We could philosophize all evening, listen to music, talk about work, or rather the
profession. We worked different shifts, and sometimes we'd hardly see each other
for weeks. I went to her room every day though, to check on the dog, a little ...
Author: Hans Offringa
Publisher: Conceptual Continuity BV
He immediately attaches to people, wherever he comes. And they love him instantly. Despite that, the main character of The House is essentially alone.His entire life is a continuous movement, physically as well as mentally. He wins the world but is not afraid to lose it, time and again. New encounters and possibilities appear on his way. He searches for them, he attracts them. He dissolves in it. And ... he writes about it with a lot of tongue-in-cheek humour, in a way you cannot put the book aside, before you've finished reading it. The House not only is a beautiful pastiche of the sixties, seventies, eighties and early nineties, it also is a unique and honest document of a man, who dares to undress himself in front of the reader. That his pen is polished with humour, is one of the great virtues of this book.
My father walked me down the street one evening to talk with Finnegan. After I
expressed my support for Stevenson, Finnegan, who acted as if he had nothing
more important to do than enlist a 14-year-old in the campaign, inquired if I would
Author: Lawrence M. O’Rourke
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This memoir reveals information ORourke acquired through conversations with presidents from Johnson to Obama and other national and international fi gures. ORourke is the author of the biography Geno. The memoir covers ORourkes Irish Catholic childhood in Philadelphia, military service in Puerto Rico, marathon running, recovery from prostate cancer and a heart attack. He is married with four children and four grandchildren and lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland and Grand Beach, Michigan.
Thus shriven, I set out for the house of the imprisoned child—Mr Bland was well-
furnished with details upon the matter of ... they did—for even as I came to the
house, the talk upon the roads and in the Village was of how she had freed
Author: John Crowley
Publisher: Hachette UK
One of our most accomplished literary artists, John Crowley imagines the novel the haunted Romantic poet Lord Byron never penned...but very well might have. Saved from destruction, read, and annotated by Byron's own abandoned daughter, Ada, the manuscript is rediscovered in our time - and almost not recognized. Lord Byron's Novel is the story of a dying daughter's attempt to understand the famous father she longed for - and the young woman who, by learning the secret of Byron's manuscript and Ada's devotion, reconnects with her own father, driven from her life by a crime as terrible as any of which Byron himself was accused.
This evening . Aug. 4 , at the Redondo hotel , · Holy Morosco ! " said Frawley ; "
there are no Thursday afternoon , July 26 ... party that they were entertaining .
sition he gave no thought to the personnel of the ped from Town Talk : House
Category: California, Southern
One evening after they had all eaten their dinner together in the kitchen, she was
feeling better. Gretel and Jacob had gone to ... risked her life to help me. She'd
come down and talk to me every evening when it was safe. The Safe House 107.
Author: Edward Lynd Kendall
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The Safe House is based in part on the experience of his friend Mel Simmons who was a pilot on a B-24 in the Eighth Air Force. This work is a fictionalized account of his experience. The author earlier published a number of short stories, a book of short stories, The Case of Russian Roulette and Other Stories, available on Amazon.com, and an autobiography, primarily for his family and friends. He is currently working on a second volume of short stories. The Safe House is his first novel, a historical story of the heroic exploits of the young men of the Air Force who played such a crucial role in defeating the Nazis.
Their young daughter, Josephina, was with her grandmother for the evening.
They had both decided they needed to talk. Three months had passed by then.
Their wounds, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual, had been patched up but
Author: Tania Carver
Publisher: Hachette UK
From the outside, the house was unremarkable. Just one of many on an ordinary, suburban estate. But inside was a different matter. With pink ribbons and pink walls, stuffed toy animals everywhere and a dining table laid out for a tea party, it was a doll's house. The doll was sitting at the table. Life size, with blonde, pigtailed hair and rosy red cheeks, dressed in her best pink party dress. Her finger and thumb curled round the handle of a fine china teacup. An adult woman. Covered in blood. Eviscerated. Dead. In all his years on the force, DI Phil Brennan of the Major Incident Squad has never encountered a scene like it. As he investigates he uncovers more bizarre revelations and realises that he must act fast; the next murder has already been planned and the victim is close to home ...
I'll talk to Piedipapera this evening, and ask him to wait till Easter; provided, of
course, that Maruzza puts her hand to it.” Maruzza did not know what she was
expected to put her hand to, but she said she would do it immediately. “You can
Author: Giovanni Verga
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
A moving portrait of Sicilian fishermen who endure misfortune with humor and courage, this 1881 novel by an acclaimed realist writer offers a revealing look at life in post-revolutionary Italy.
EVENING. WITH. THE. WIFE'S. FAMILY. After the final session was over, when
the parties were standing in the Union ... the husband was standing nearby, but
she told me in a lower voice that she would like to talk to me at her father's house.
Author: Dr. Zahidul Islam
Publisher: Dr. Zahidul Islam
The Arbitration Council System is a state-led semi-formal rural justice system in Bangladesh, which deals with family disputes relating to marriage, divorce, polygamy, dower and maintenance of wife. How gender relations, power relations, and law interplay in the process of decision making in the Arbitration Council System was the subject matter of research in my PhD study. As a part of the study, I did an ethnographic fieldwork in a Union Parishad, a rural local government authority, which was responsible to administer justice through the Arbitration Council system in around twenty-five villages. During my two years long fieldwork in between 2009-2011, I studied sixty Arbitration Councils’ cases. Some of these cases moved me seriously. This is just one story of a woman justice seeker in the Arbitration Council System in rural Bangladesh.
it another thought and me too, for me no claims just part of the good evening we
had, the drinks, the laughs she and I had cleaning up together. Why don't you
help yourself to a drink. Talk. All through the talk there was another babble going
Author: Nadine Gordimer
Publisher: A&C Black
A successful, respected executive director of an insurance company, Harald, and his doctor wife, Claudia, are faced with something that could never happen to them: their son has committed murder. What kind of loyalty do a mother and a father owe a son who has committed this unimaginable horror?