Originally published in 1981 by Gill and MacMillan, this is a biography of Edward Carson, who is regarded as the father of Northern Ireland. Carson was a leading barrister of his day, he was the prosecuting counsel in the celebrated trial of Oscar Wilde, but maintaining the Union was the guiding star of his life.
Edward Carson led the Ulster Unionist resistance to the third Home Rule Bill, and was a brilliantly successful barrister. Alvin Jackson's biography of Carson uses a range of new evidence to unravel the complexities and ambiguities of its subject.
A collection of poems about love and how it touches all aspects of our lives. Never flinching from truth, Edward Carson demonstrates all the brutal honesties and shapes of his subject. Love, too, comes in a multitude of shapes which we learn to sometimes embrace, and sometimes repel.
The mind is made / of pleasures and / uncertainty, inviting / as it yearns to be both / puzzle and adversity Full of philosophical digressions, questions, and answers, Knots forms a series of cyclical narrations, a kind of verbal asymmetry or mathematician’s knot, continuously mirroring its ideas and subject matter in a play of language and contrasting points of view. "Flight of the Mind & Measure of the Stars" sets an itinerary and series of proposed directions for the book, its poems introducing the mind in action, laying down themes of art and memory, reason and belief, intimacy and desire. The final sections are composed of verses that can also be read as parts of two longer, interconn...
In poet George Ellenbogen’s exquisitely-written memoir, the discoveries ripple outward. What surfaces—the markers of his parents’ navigation in a new world and his own childhood and adolescent experiences in the 1940s and 50s—extend to us all. They become part of the universal map in which we recognize our own quirky courses into childhood, adolescence, adulthood. Stone in My Shoeis the author’s discovery of how Montreal’s immigrant neighborhood—a tight-knit community– with extended families that had its own shops, institutions, and daily Yiddish newspapers, sustained him and his family, and sustained thousands.
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