Dire Straits

The Perils of Writing the Early Modern English Coastline from Leland to Milton Elizabeth Jane Bellamy. DIRE STRAITS The Perils of Writing the Early Modern English Coastline from Leland to Milton Dire Straits The Perils of Writing the ...


Author: Elizabeth Jane Bellamy

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442663916

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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England became a centrally important maritime power in the early modern period, and its writers – acutely aware of their inhabiting an island – often depicted the coastline as a major topic of their works. However, early modern English versifiers had to reconcile this reality with the classical tradition, in which the British Isles were seen as culturally remote compared to the centrally important Mediterranean of antiquity. This was a struggle for writers not only because they used the classical tradition to legitimate their authority, but also because this image dominated cognitive maps of the oceanic world. As the first study of coastlines and early modern English literature, Dire Straits investigates the tensions of the classical tradition’s isolation of the British Isles from the domain of poetry. By illustrating how early modern English writers created their works in the context of a longstanding cultural inheritance from antiquity, Elizabeth Jane Bellamy offers a new approach to the history of early modern cartography and its influences on literature.

Dire Straits

... The ERF Series Turning Point Valley of Death Jungle Dark Chariot Bright Dawn Fire The Lancers Series Deep Descent Deadly Game Dire Straits The Burning Sands Series Beneath Burning Sands Across Burning Sands Also by P R Adams.


Author: P R Adams

Publisher: Promethean Tales


Category: Fiction

Page: 460

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One mistake can mark you for a lifetime. Matthias “Go” Goonetilleke is a detective with exceptional instincts, but he always screws up the deal in the end. Now hunted by powerful elements from the Earth government, Go has to find his way in colonized space. Newcastle colony's mix of opportunity and anonymity seems perfect, until he runs into an old flame looking to partner with him again for the job of a lifetime. Someone keeps leaking a company's top secret research data to competitors, and the company will pay top dollar to the Lancers who can shut that leak down. It's the perfect opportunity—if only Go can avoid making one of his critical mistakes. But something about the job isn't quite right, and he realizes that this time an error might be fatal…for everyone. Dive into the thrilling Lancers series with Dire Straits, the third installment.

My Life in Dire Straits

demo tape 89 Dire Straits 128, 129 early gigs 85 early life 109 guitars 111 Making Movies 186, 187–8, 189 moves in with John 62, 66, 73 relationship with Mark 175, 179–81, 187–91 solo albums 189–90 Knopfler, Kitty 307, 309 Knopfler, ...


Author: John Illsley

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473587946

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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With a foreword by MARK KNOPFLER 'An uplifting journey through the sheer hard work, pitfalls and thrills of navigating a great rock band to the pinnacle of success. I so enjoyed the ride!' ROGER TAYLOR __________ Dire Straits filled giant stadiums around the world and sold hundreds of millions of records. Throughout the eighties they were one of the biggest bands on the planet. Their classic songs - 'Sultans of Swing', 'Romeo and Juliet', 'Money for Nothing', 'Brothers In Arms' - formed the soundtrack of a generation and live on today: still racking up sales, still being played on the radio on every continent. In My Life in Dire Straits, John Illsley - founding member, bassist and mainstay - evokes the spirit of the times and tells the story of one of the great live acts of rock history. Starting with his own unlikely beginnings in Middle England, he recounts the band's rise from humble origins in London's spit-and-sawdust pubs to the best-known venues in the world, the working man's clubs to Madison Square Garden, gigging with wild punk bands to the Live Aid stage at Wembley. Until, ultimately, the shattering demands of touring on a global scale and living life in the spotlight took their inevitable toll. John's story is also a tribute to his great friend Mark Knopfler, the band's lead singer, songwriter and gifted guitarist - the only band members to stay the fifteen-year distance. Told with searching honesty, soulful reflection and wry humour, this is the first and only account of that incredible story.

In Dire Straits

If you enjoyed In Dire Straits consider these other fine Books from Savant Books and Publications: A Whale's Tale by Daniel S. Janik Tropic of California by R. Page Kaufman The Village Curtain by Tony Tame Dare to Love in Oz by William ...


Author: Jim Currie

Publisher: Savant Books and Publications

ISBN: 9780984555291

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 244

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In Dire Straits is a healing memoir about the challenges of coping with and recovering from an incapacitating rheumatoid disease. Told from the perspective of a solo world traveler, it reads like a travel book, full of edifying adventures and quirky discoveries. Each encounter prompts reflection on self-empowerment through greater mindfulness, curiosity and imagination.

Dire Straits

.650 kilometres of B.C.'s coast are closed to shellfishing due to human waste dioxins , PCBs , and other toxic chemicals are accumulating in all Georgia Strait marine life , leading to the closure of 3 fishing areas , with more likely ...


Author: Bob Lyons


ISBN: UVA:35007000259592

Category: Marine pollution

Page: 123

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Dire Straits

“ Mr. Ecevit , by now , just about every American knows about the destruction of the bridges across the Strait of Bosphorus during the crossing of Turkish troops and armor on April 2 and the events ... We are Muslims , DIRE STRAITS 215.


Author: Cliff Garnett

Publisher: Signet Book

ISBN: 0451202392

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

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As a ruthless extremist launches a fanatical campaign designed to split Turkey from its Western allies, the country teeters on the brink of total anarchy, and the TALON Force is called in to stop the terrorist and his fanatical organization before he destroys Turkey and ignites a nuclear holocaust in the Middle East. Original.

Popular Mechanics

Jackson's hair caught fire and he was out of commission for several weeks. Thus, when he returned to ... "The Varilite people also gave Genesis a big dramatic stage presence, completely different from Dire Straits." Dire Straits relied ...






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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.

The Celtic Holy Grail Quest

Chapter 33 Dire straits and the search for Atlantis A recurring theme throughout my research for this book is the legend of Atlantis. Through my collection of books and wanderings along the electronic byways of the Internet, ...


Author: David Stocks

Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd

ISBN: 9781847473318



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Piracy Maritime Terrorism and Securing the Malacca Straits

For an article on the differences between Indonesian, Malaysian, and Singaporean interests in the Strait of Malacca see Lydia Lim, "Dire Straits?" The Straits Times, 15 May 2004. For some articles that examine the socio-economic aspects ...


Author: Graham Gerard Ong-Webb

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: 9789812304179

Category: Political Science

Page: 266

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Maritime piracy continues to persist as a significant phenomenon, revealing a range of social, historical, geo-political, security, and economic issues. Today, the waters of Southeast Asia serve as the dominant region for the occurrence of piracy and the challenges it poses to regional security and Malacca Straits security in particular. As a second instalment within the Series on Maritime Issues and Piracy in Asia by the International Institute of Asian Studies, Leiden University, and the In...