A complete photo tour book of the Grand Canyon.
Il y a de ces choses dont on pense qu'elles sont immuables, éternelles. Les bouddhas d'Afghanistan, les forêts d'Amazonie, les tours du World Trade Center, les glaces de la banquise... Jusqu'au jour où l'on réalise qu'elles peuvent disparaître avec la même fragilité qu'un papillon éphémère et que le monde en sera changé à jamais. Le couple formé par Étienne et Valérie, c'était un peu cela. Le symbole d'un amour que rien ne peut détruire. Jusqu'au jour où... Lorsqu'après quinze ans de vie commune, le poids du temps qui passe devient insupportable, Étienne et Valérie se déchirent et se séparent. C'est la tempête dans leur entourage : amis, parents, enfants, chacun a son mot à dire. Si la naissance de l'amour a lieu dans l'intimité, une rupture est l'affaire de tous et chacun, à sa manière, veut y avoir sa place. Sous les yeux de leurs proches, Étienne et Valérie tentent de se reconstruire, chacun de leur côté.
À travers leurs souvenirs les plus torrides, nous revivons les quinze années de sexe et d'amour sur les décombres desquelles naîtra la suite de leur histoire. Une ultime quête de soi et de l'autre, qui vient clore la trilogie de La rééducation sentimentale. Servi par une écriture fine, précise et sensuelle, Un sentiment d'éternité confirme Emma Cavalier comme la romancière du sentiment amoureux.
A premier singer and master teacher here tells other singers how to get the most from 151 famous arias selected for their popularity or their greatness from 66 operas, ranging in time and style from Christopher Gluck to Carlisle Floyd, from Mozart to Menotti. "The most memorable thrills in an opera singer's life," according to the author's Introduction, "may easily derive from the great arias in his or her repertoire." This book continues the work Martial Singher has done, in performances, in concerts, and in master classes and ons, by drawing attention "not only to precise features of text, notes, and markings but also to psychological motivations and emotional impulses, to laughter and tears, to technical skills, to strokes of genius, and even here and there to variations from the original works that have proved to be fortunate." For each aria, the author gives the dramatic and musical context, advice about interpretation, and the lyric with the original language (if it is not English) and an idiomatic American English translation, in parallel columns. The major operatic traditions French, German, Italian, Russian, and American are represented, as are the major voice types soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, bass-baritone, and bass. The dramatic context is not a mere summary of the plot but is a penetrating and often witty personality sketch of an operatic character in the midst of a situation. The musical context is presented with the dramatic situation in a cleverly integrated way. Suggestions about interpretation, often illustrated with musical notation and phonetic symbols, are interspersed among the author's explication of the music and the action. An overview of Martial Singher's approach based on fifty years of experience on stage in a hundred roles and in class at four leading conservatories is presented in his Introduction. As the reader approaches each opera discussed in this book, he or she experiences the feeling of participation in a rehearsal on stage under an urbane though demanding coach and director. The Interpretive Guide will be of value to professional singers as a source of reference or renewed inspiration and a memory refresher, to coaches for checking and broadening personal impressions, to young singers and students for learning, to teachers who have enjoyed than a half century of experience, and to opera broadcast listeners and telecast viewers who want to understand what goes into the sounds and sights that delight them."
"Holy. Cow! If you love myth and fairy tale, then this is the story for you!" - Amazon Customer “I’m sorry I didn’t slit your throat,” Cree growled. “You’d be a heck of a lot quieter right now if I had.” Faeries are supposed to be nice, aren’t they? At least that’s what Ben thought. Then again, according to some, he was the last Gatekeeper. Charged with closing the portal between his world and the magical world of Em. He’d entered Em by accident and all he wanted was to get back home again. Cree, however, had different wants.
The primary one being to snuff out the life of the interloper laying claim to her late father’s role as Gatekeeper. Unfortunately, her mother won’t let her do that. With magical creatures aplenty; friends and foe alike, the two embark on a series of adventures unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Will Ben leave Em forever, or will he fulfill his destiny as the last Gatekeeper and close the gate between the worlds? More importantly, will he survive the volatile purple-haired half-breed faerie out to end his life in the most violent manner imaginable?
A mesmerizing novel of four generations of Southwestern women bound to a mythical legacy With its family secrets and hallowed texts containing explosive truths, The Night Journal suggests A. S. Byatt's Possession transplanted to the raw and beautiful landscape of the American Southwest. Meg Mabry has spent her life oppressed by her family's legacy--a heritage beginning with the journals written by her great-grandmother in the 1890s and solidified by her grandmother Bassie, a famous historian who published them to great acclaim. Until now, Meg has stubbornly refused to read the journals. But when she concedes to accompany the elderly and vipertongued Bassie on a return trip to the fabled land of her childhood in New Mexico, Meg finally succumbs to the allure of her great-grandmother's story--and soon everything she believed about her family is turned upside down.
Fifty years ago, Milton Friedman had the ground-breaking idea to improve public education with school vouchers. By separating government financing of education from government administration of schools, Friedman argued, parents at all income levels would have the freedom to choose the schools their children attend. Liberty & Learning is a collection of essays from the nation's top education experts evaluating the progress of Friedman's innovative idea and reflecting on its merits in the 21st century. The book also contains a special prologue and epilogue by Milton Friedman himself. The contributors to this volume take a variety of approaches to Friedman's voucher idea. All of them assess the merit of Friedman's plan through an energetic, contemporary perspective, though some authors take a theoretical position, while others employ a very pragmatic approach.
Katya “Butterfly” Amerson lived her life as the cloistered daughter of the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy. Always correct, always guarded, and never inciting a scandal, she’s had to be the perfect woman. What she really wants is to blow-up her castle and find a life free from inhibition and full of passion. A chance encounter at a dark club in Dubai gives her just the wildness she craves, if only for one night. Xavier “Heim” Spencer lives for being a SEAL.
Dangerous missions, high-stakes assignments, and pleasurable nights all blend together in an adrenaline-laced life he’s addicted to. Until the face women who parade through his bed blur into sandy horizons and forgotten moments. One beauty challenges him to accept someone just as scrappy as he is, and more dangerous to boot. Then she is taken. Katya’s disappearance, and the reality of who she is to the military community, he never expected. Nor the lengths he would be willing to go to get her back. Now it’s a race against time to save the woman who snatched his heart right out of his chest as terrorists threaten to kill a prisoner for every day the government doesn’t meet their demands. But SEALs don’t break. They improvise, adapt, and overcome. And Heim risks it all, for his heart and his country.