Four Spirits: A Novel

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Harper Collins, 7 set 2004 - 560 pagine

Weaving together the lives of blacks and whites, racists and civil rights advocates, and the events of peaceful protest and violent repression, Sena Jeter Naslund creates a tapestry of American social transformation at once intimate and epic.

In Birmingham, Alabama, twenty-year-old Stella Silver, an idealistic white college student, is sent reeling off her measured path by events of 1963. Combining political activism with single parenting and night-school teaching, African American Christine Taylor discovers she must heal her own bruised heart to actualize meaningful social change. Inspired by the courage and commitment of the civil rights movement, the child Edmund Powers embodies hope for future change. In this novel of maturation and growth, Naslund makes vital the intersection of spiritual, political, and moral forces that have redefined America.

 

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Stella Silver, at five years old, stands with a gun in her hand. Her father, over her shoulder, teaches her how to pull the trigger. He wants her to know "what happens to a bullet fired" (p 4 ... Leggi recensione completa

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Powerful book, set in Birmingham in the racial-torn 60's. The story is told from several points of view, including white students from Birmingham Southern College, liberal in their hearts but with no ... Leggi recensione completa

Indice

Helicon Alabama
3
Stella
15
Bobby Jones
27
Fieldings Department Store
49
Christine at Home
63
Fred Shuttlesworth
70
The Telephone the Microphone
81
Christine and Gloria
100
Afternoon Roses
286
View from Outside
310
A Friend of the Body
334
DearDonny
353
In the Basement
361
Whats the Matter?
377
Lionel Watching
395
Agness Honeybees
403

After Business Hours
106
At the Gaslight
112
Gloria
129
Susan Spenser Oaks
141
The Face of Christ
152
I Begin Work and Study
172
Box of Moonlight
181
New Work New Life 2 47
251
Living It Again
274
Jonathan the Pianist
409
Edmund
423
Lionel
452
Gloria
460
Joseph CoatofManyColors
467
Jonathan
487
Helicon Homecoming
515
Authors Note
521
Copyright

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Pagina 505 - IN the bleak mid-winter Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone ; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, Snow on snow, In the bleak mid-winter Long ago. Our God, Heaven cannot hold Him Nor earth sustain ; Heaven and earth shall flee away When He comes to reign : In the bleak mid-winter A stable-place sufficed The Lord God Almighty Jesus Christ.
Pagina 393 - When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word, What a glory He sheds on our way!
Pagina 217 - I grow old ... I grow old . . . I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled. Shall I part my hair behind? Do I dare to eat a peach? I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach. I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each. I do not think that they will sing to me.
Pagina 5 - Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world. Red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight.
Pagina 217 - There will be time, there will be time To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet; There will be time to murder and create, And time for all the works and days of hands...
Pagina 162 - The Lord bless you, and keep you. The Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace, both now and evermore.
Pagina 211 - I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
Pagina vii - Red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in his sight Jesus loves the little children of the world!
Pagina 464 - We shall overcome, We shall overcome, We shall overcome, Someday. Oh, deep in my heart, I do believe, that We shall overcome Someday.

Informazioni sull'autore (2004)

Sena Jeter Naslund is the author of six novels and two short story collections. A native of Birmingham, Alabama, she is a winner of the Harper Lee Award, a Distinguished Teaching Professor and Writer-in-Residence at the University of Louisville, and the program director of the Spalding University brief-residency MFA in Writing.

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