Suitable Accommodations

Still, for a person who held that the world is an obstacle—strewn journey toward
one's proper home (heaven), he was ... things really worked, when it came to
adapting to reality, he was not one for making suitable accommodations himself.

Author: J. F. Powers

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374709688

Category: Literary Collections

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A wry, moving collection of letters from the late J. F. Powers, "a comic writer of genius" (Mary Gordon) Best known for his 1963 National Book Award–winning novel, Morte D'Urban, and as a master of the short story, J. F. Powers drew praise from Evelyn Waugh, Flannery O'Connor, Saul Bellow, and Philip Roth, among others. Though Powers's fiction dwelt chiefly on the lives of Catholic priests, he long planned to write a novel of family life, a feat he never accomplished. He did, however, write thousands of letters, which, selected here by his daughter, Katherine A. Powers, become an intimate version of that novel, dynamic with plot and character. They show a dedicated artist, passionate lover, reluctant family man, pained aesthete, sports fan, and appreciative friend. At times wrenching and sad, at others ironic and exuberantly funny, Suitable Accommodations is the story of a man at odds with the world and, despite his faith, with his church. Beginning in prison, where Powers spent more than a year as a conscientious objector, the letters move on to his courtship, marriage, comically unsuccessful attempt to live in the woods, life in the Midwest and in Ireland, an unorthodox view of the Catholic Church, and an increasingly bizarre search for "suitable accommodations," which included three full-scale emigrations to Ireland. Here, too, are encounters with such diverse people as Thomas Merton, Eugene McCarthy, Robert Lowell, Theodore Roethke, Sean O'Faolain, Frank O'Connor, Dorothy Day, and Alfred Kinsey. An NPR Best Book of 2013

To Provide for Acquisition and Maintenance of Suitable Accommodations for Capitol Pages

TO PROVIDE FOR ACQUISITION AND MAINTENANCE OF SUITABLE
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR CAPITOL PAGES ... a reasonable distance of the
Capitol with a building or buildings erected thereon suitable for the living
accommodation of ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Buildings and Grounds

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Category: Buildings

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Providing Suitable Accommodations for the District Court of the United States at Glasgow Mont August 17 1937 Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and Ordered to be Printed

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds

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Accommodations for Bureau of Customs and Other Government Services at El Paso Tex

Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Public Buildings and Grounds of the
Committee on Public Works, Eighty-second Congress, Second Session, on H.R.
6120 and H.R. 6863, Bills to Make Provision for Suitable Accommodations for the
 ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Works. Subcommittee on Public Buildings and Grounds

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Category: Building leases

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House Documents

Also that Governor Reeder admitted that there were no suitable accommodations
at Pawnee at that time , but said he had made arrangements for having suitable
accommodations prepared , and that if , upon the meeting of the legislature ...

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REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE APPOINTED TO INVESTIGATE THE TROUBLES IN KANSAS WITH THE VIEWS OF THE MINORITY OF SAID COMMITTEE

... there were no accommodations there that would be at all suitable for the
legislature , and that if the legislature was convened there , they would certainly
have to remove to some other place , where they could get suitable
accommodations .

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Report

To meet this condition of things in part at least , let me say something anent the
State appropriation . This appropriation , I believe , was for the purpose of
bettering the condition of the teachers , and for procuring more suitable
accommodations ...

Author: Pennsylvania. Dept. of Public Instruction

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Official Documents Comprising the Department and Other Reports Made to the Governor Senate and House of Representatives of Pennsylvania

Where a district is in debt and has suitable accommodations let the appropriation
be used for paying off the debt and for no other purpose . 2d . Where a district is
in debt and has not suitable accommodations let the appropriation be ...

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Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the Year Ending

To meet this condition of things in part at least , let me say something anent the
State appropriation . This appropriation , I believe , was for the purpose of
bettering the condition of the teachers , and for procuring more suitable
accommodations ...

Author: Pennsylvania. Department of Public Instruction

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Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the Year Ending

To meet this condition of things in part at least , let me say something anent the
State appropriation . This appropriation , I believe , was for the purpose of
bettering the condition of the teachers , and for procuring more suitable
accommodations ...

Author: Pennsylvania. Dept. of Public Instruction

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Reports of the Prison Discipline Society Boston

There are many * unfortunate idiots and maniacs , in the Houses of Industry and
Correction , for whom , under existing circumstances , no suitable
accommodations are , or can be , provided . By the Revised Statutes , a hospital
is required for ...

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The Irish Watering Places Their Climate Scenery and Accommodations Including Analyses of the Principal Mineral Springs by Dr R Kane Etc

It has two hotels , one of which , the Antrim Arms , has a very good posting
establishment connected with it . ... yet if suitable accommodations were to be
had , it would be difficult to point out a more desirable summer residence for the
invalid .

Author: Alexander Knox (M.D.)

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Annual Report

It was not practicable, therefore, to grant specific appropriations for its force of
employes or for suitable accommodations and supplies. As the work of the
Commission has developed, Congress has from time to time increased the
number of its ...

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The Bankers Magazine and Statistical Register

... the following clause was reached : To enable the Secretary of the Treasury to
provide suitable accommodation for the ... At the present rate of coinage it is
necessary that extraordinary vault accommodations be provided at an early day ,
or ...

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Annual Report

The stable attached to this precinct is in good condition . Twenty - eighth Precinct
Station - house_Station - house in good condition . The first floor should be
altered so as to provide proper accommodations for Captain and a suitable ...

Author: New York (N.Y.). Police Dept

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Annual Report

I never saw a poorhouse that had suitable accommodations for insane patients .
There is invariably insufficient room , lack of suitable accommodations for
sleeping , suitable toilet facilities , suitable ventilation , suitable provision for
separating ...

Author: Illinois. Board of Administration

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Vol. 2 includes biennial reports of the State Charitable Institutions.

Annual Report of the Police Commissioner of the City of New York

Twenty - fourth Precinct Station - house - Station - house and prison in good
condition . The ceiling of ... The first floor should be altered so as to provide
proper accommodations for Captain and a suitable telephone room . Rolling
venetiau ...

Author: New York (N.Y.). Police Department

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Biennial Report of the Board of State Commissioners of Public Charities of the State of Illinois

I never saw a poorhouse that had suitable accommodations for insane patients .
There is invariably insufficient room , lack of suitable accommodations for
sleeping , suitable toilet facilities , suitable ventilation , suitable provision for
separating ...

Author: Illinois. Board of State Commissioners of Public Charities

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The Statutes of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

An Act for providing a convenient House , with suitable Accommodations , for His
Majesty's Judges at the Assizes for the ... and do not afford proper and suitable
Accommodation to them during their Residence in the said Town : And Whereas
 ...

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Annual Report

Twenty - fourth Precinct Station - house - Station - house and prison in good
condition . The ceiling of ... The first floor should be altered so as to provide
proper accommodations for Captain and a suitable telephone room . Rolling
venetian ...

Author: New York (N.Y.). Police Department

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