Born in 1941, Eileen Tumulty is raised by her Irish immigrant parents in Woodside, Queens, in an apartment where the mood swings between heartbreak and hilarity, depending on whether guests are over and how much alcohol has been consumed. When Eileen meets Ed Leary, a scientist whose bearing is nothing like those of the men she grew up with, she thinks she’s found the perfect partner to deliver her to the cosmopolitan world she longs to inhabit.
"Profound Narrative of FantisizingTragedy, Regret"
The Stoics taught that destructive emotions resulted from errors in judgment, of the active relationship between cosmic determinism and human freedom, and the belief that it is virtuous to maintain a will that is in accord with nature. Because of this, the Stoics presented their philosophy as a way of life, and they thought that the best indication of an individual's philosophy was not what a person said but how that person behaved.
Nick Lovegrove, a director emeritus of McKinsey, a senior director of the Albright Stonebridge Group, and a senior fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, and Matthew Thomas, executive director of the InterSector Project, chairman of Young Canadians in Finance, and a member of the World Economic Forum community, write about why we need executives who can easily move among the business, government, and social spheres.
Eileen Tumulty er fra 1941, irsk immigrant, og er vokset op Queens, i et hjem, hvor humøret svinger mellem dyb smerte og stor glaede, afhaengigt af meget alkohol, der er blevet indtaget. Da Eileen møder Ed Leary, som adskiller sig meget fra de maend, hun normalt omgås, tror hun, at hun har fundet den perfekte partner, en mand, der kan føre hende ind i den verden, hun laenges efter at tilhøre.
This is a diverting delight, a window on romance in literature. There are high lovers and low lovers, tragic lovers, comic lovers, and lovers who shouldn’t be doing what they are doing at all and certainly not then and there. There is even Fanny Hill trying not to discover what physical love is about when set upon by an old roué who has paid for the privilege. Though of special interest for lovers and their special lover’s day of St. Valentine, it is an amusing and sometimes surprising collection.
Poetry can capture the imagination in a few short lines but narrative verse or poetry takes the form of telling a story whether it be simple or complex in a longer form. Among the most ancient forms of poetry, it has widespread roots through almost every culture. In Volume 2 we bring you the classics 'Sohrab and Rustum' by Matthew Arnold, 'The Prisoner of Chillon' by Lord Byron, and 'Faithless Sally Brown' by Thomas Hood. They are read for you by the renowned actors Sean Barrett and David Shaw-Parker.