The Fortunate Island Of Monhegan

Author: Charles Francis Jenney
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 1334724970
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Excerpt from The Fortunate Island of Monhegan: A Historical Monograph Monhegan is the most prominent landmark on the central and westerly coast of Maine, and is the western most of the outlying islands off Penobscot Bay. Situated in latitude 43 46' N., and longitude 69 18' W, it is said to contain 655 acres, and the adjacent island of Manana, 77 acres.5 It is about one and five-eighths miles in length, and almost five-eighths of a mile in width. In nautical miles, it is distant from Cape Ann 87 miles, from Highland Light on Cape God, 108, and from Boston Light, about 110. Its rocky shores rise boldly from the sea in two places to the height of 160 feet. Not being encompassed by other islands, it is visible for a considerable distance. Westerly and southerly there is, north of the Gulf of Mexico, no other western Atlantic island of equal elevation. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com 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."

Form And Object A Treatise On Things

Author: Tristan Garcia
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748681518
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What is a thing? What is an object? Tristan Garcia decisively overturns 100 years of Heideggerian orthodoxy about the supposed derivative nature of objects and in so doing provides deep insights about the world and our place in it. Garcia's original and systematic formal ontology of things strips them of any determination, intensity or depth. From this radical ontological poverty, he develops encyclopaedic regional ontologies of objects. By covering topics as diverse as the universe, events, time, the living, animals, human beings, representation, arts and rules, culture, history, political economy, values, classes, genders, ages of life and death, he shows that speculative metaphysics and ontology are alive and well.

Ordinary Genius A Guide For The Poet Within

Author: Kim Addonizio
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393346992
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In this fresh approach to writing poetry, the coauthor of the perennially popular The Poet's Companion offers sharp insights into the craft of writing. "The creative process is just that," maintains Kim Addonizio. "Not a means to an end, but an ongoing participation." A widely acclaimed poet and finalist for the National Book Award, Addonizio meditates on her own process as she encourages writers to explore both their personal and political worlds, to seek inspiration from poets new and old, and to discover the rich poetic resources of the Internet. Lively, accessible, and informative, Ordinary Genius?provides wisdom gleaned through personal experience and offers a heady variety of writing exercises. Chapters on gender, addiction, race and class, metaphor and line invite each individual writer to find and to hone his or her unique voice. This is the perfect book for both experienced writers and beginners eager to glimpse the angel of poetry.