The Girl in the Leaves

... through the block wall leading into a dark room where blankets and bedding had been placed on the leaf covered floor. ... informed Staley that this piece of rope had been used to bind Sarah and had been cut 138 THE GIRL IN THE LEAVES.


Author: Robert Scott

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101600948

Category: True Crime

Page: 320

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The shocking true crime story of one of the most bizarre mass murders ever recorded—and the girl who escaped with her life. In the fall of 2010, in the all-American town of Apple Valley, Ohio, four people disappeared without a trace: Stephanie Sprang; her friend, Tina Maynard; and Tina’s two children, thirteen-year-old Sarah and eleven-year-old Kody. Investigators began scouring the area, yet despite an extensive search, no signs of the missing people were discovered. On the fourth day of the search, evidence trickled in about neighborhood “weirdo” Matthew Hoffman. A police SWAT team raided his home and found an extremely disturbing sight: every square inch of the place was filled with leaves and a terrified Sarah Maynard was bound up in the middle of it like some sort of perverted autumn tableau. But there was no trace of the others. Then came Hoffman’s confession to an unspeakable crime that went beyond murder and defied all reason. His tale of evil would make Sarah’s survival and rescue all the more astonishing—a compelling tribute to a young girl’s resilience and courage and to her fierce determination to reclaim her life in the wake of unimaginable trauma.

Modern Poetry after Modernism

The leaves are the snow , the birds are the snow , The boy and girl in the leaves of their grave Are the wings of the bird of the snow . But her wings are mixed in her head with the Way That streams from their shoulders , stars like ...


Author: James Longenbach

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195356359

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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In this book, James Longenbach develops a fresh approach to major American poetry after modernism. Rethinking the influential "breakthrough" narrative, the oft-told story of postmodern poets throwing off their modernist shackles in the 1950s, Longenbach offers a more nuanced perspective. Reading a diverse range of poets--John Ashbery, Elizabeth Bishop, Amy Clampitt, Jorie Graham, Richard Howard, Randall Jarrell, Robert Lowell, Robert Pinsky, and Richard Wilbur--Longenbach reveals that American poets since mid- century have not so much disowned their modernist past as extended elements of modernism that other readers have suppressed or neglected to see. In the process, Longenbach allows readers to experience the wide variety of poetries written in our time-- without asking us to choose between them.

Randall Jarrell and His Age

symbols fit her life.37 The girl and the poem depict her adolescence as a process of self-discovery but also as a ... The leaves are the snow, the birds are the snow, The boy and the girl in the leaves of their grave Are the wings of ...


Author: Stephanie Burt

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231500951

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Randall Jarrell (1914–1965) was the most influential poetry critic of his generation. He was also a lyric poet, comic novelist, translator, children's book author, and close friend of Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell, Hannah Arendt, and many other important writers of his time. Jarrell won the 1960 National Book Award for poetry and served as poetry consultant to the Library of Congress. Amid the resurgence of interest in Randall Jarrell, Stephen Burt offers this brilliant analysis of the poet and essayist. Burt's book examines all of Jarrell's work, incorporating new research based on previously undiscovered essays and poems. Other books have examined Jarrell's poetry in biographical or formal terms, but none have considered both his aesthetic choices and their social contexts. Beginning with an overview of Jarrell's life and loves, Burt argues that Jarrell's poetry responded to the political questions of the 1930s, the anxieties and social constraints of wartime America, and the apparent prosperity, domestic ideals, and professional ideology that characterized the 1950s. Jarrell's work is peopled by helpless soldiers, anxious suburban children, trapped housewives, and lonely consumers. Randall Jarrell and His Age situates the poet-critic among his peers—including Bishop, Lowell, and Arendt—in literature and cultural criticism. Burt considers the ways in which Jarrell's efforts and achievements encompassed the concerns of his time, from teen culture to World War II to the Cuban Missile Crisis; the book asks, too, how those efforts might speak to us now.

Etnologiska Studier

Inna copet The first part is called Surba - e - makke , which refers to the room or shelter that conceals the girl during the ceremony . Early in the morning following the sign of puberty , a temporary shelter of leaves is arranged for ...


Author: Göteborgs etnografiska museum


ISBN: UOM:39015018672603

Category: Ethnology


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International Cinema and the Girl

Effectively, she leaves her girlhood behind, becoming the apotheosis of the superheroic fantasy that her father instigated—a story that leaves much less room to question the motives and methods of the patriarch who has dominated her ...


Author: Fiona Handyside

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137388926

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 219

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From the precocious charms of Shirley Temple to the box-office behemoth Frozen and its two young female leads, Anna and Elsa, the girl has long been a figure of fascination for cinema. The symbol of (imagined) childhood innocence, the site of intrigue and nostalgia for adults, a metaphor for the precarious nature of subjectivity itself, the girl is caught between infancy and adulthood, between objectification and power. She speaks to many strands of interest for film studies: feminist questions of cinematic representation of female subjects; historical accounts of shifting images of girls and childhood in the cinema; and philosophical engagements with the possibilities for the subject in film. This collection considers the specificity of girls' experiences and their cinematic articulation through a multicultural feminist lens which cuts across the divides of popular/art-house, Western/non Western, and north/south. Drawing on examples from North and South America, Asia, Africa, and Europe, the contributors bring a new understanding of the global/local nature of girlhood and its relation to contemporary phenomena such as post-feminism, neoliberalism and queer subcultures. Containing work by established and emerging scholars, this volume explodes the narrow post-feminist canon and expands existing geographical, ethnic, and historical accounts of cinematic cultures and girlhood.

Pamphlets on Conservation of Natural Resources

The team whose members have the greatest variety of leaves wins a point . The girl who had the fewest leaves then holds up one leaf so that all may see it , and names it . If she is wrong , she forfeits her leaf to the player who ...





Category: Conservation of natural resources


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Musical Culture of the Munda Tribe

In the song it is asked whether there is the scarcity of branches on the tree that the fruits are hanging on the leaves . Similarly , girls who agree to be as co - wife , are silly as there is no permanency in such marriages .


Author: Sema Topano

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company

ISBN: 8180690245

Category: Chota Nāgpur (India)

Page: 589

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The Focus Is On Musical Culture Of The Munda Tribe Of Chottaagpur Plateau Of Middle Eastern India. It Contextualizes The Music And Dance With In The Physical Landscape, Its Flora And Fauna, The Life Cycle, Life Style, Daily Functions And The Cosmology And Mythology. Has 6 Parts-Munda Tradition Of Music And Dance-Journey Through The Stages Of Life The Environment And Tribal Life-The Social World And The Philosophy Of Life Economic Pursuit And Political History. Welcome Addition To The Critical Literatures On The Mundas.

Science and Civilisation in China Volume 5 Chemistry and Chemical Technology Part 9 Textile Technology Spinning and Reeling

C Another time the girl warns her lover ... do not leap over my wall , do not break our planted mulberry trees ... d In a region like north China with heavy late frosts , the young leaves to nourish the spring silkworms would not have ...


Author: Joseph Needham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521320216

Category: History

Page: 556

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This study, the first of two parts, gives a comprehensive account of Chinese textiles and textile technology and deals with the evolution of bast fibre spinning and silk-reeling in the history of China. These operations are the basic techniques in the production of yarn and thread, pre-requisite to weaving, and any study of Chinese textile technology must start with the raw material obtained from fibre plants such as hemp, ramie, jute, cotton, etc, and silk reeled off from cocoons of the domestic silkworm. The time-span covered runs from the neolithic to the nineteenth century. Archaeological and pictoral evidence, the bulk of it hitherto unpublished in the West, is brought together with Chinese textual sources (which are extensively translated and interpreted) to illustrate Chinese achievements in this field. Professor Kuhn's study reveals the way in which Chinese textile-technological inventiveness has influenced textile production in other regions of the world and in medieval Europe. It explains how textile technology reached its high point between the tenth and thirteenth centuries and attempts to indicate the reasons for its subsequent relative decline. The development of the textile industry in Europe was a key factor in the rise of capitalism. In the case of China after Sung times, textile technology and the organisation of textile labour may help indicate why such a development did not take place in China.

Anthropology of Pregnancy Loss

The infant was left on the leaves for some minutes , even though it did not seem to breath . ... the girl's parents will collect the vine ramunjinga ( p ) and put some leaves of it on the girl's plate under her food , so that its juice ...


Author: Rosanne Cecil

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000325638

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

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How much influence does culture have on a mother's reactions to pregnancy loss? At what stage is a fetus attributed with human status? How does this affect the mother's reactions to the loss of a baby?Contemporary, historical and oral-history accounts from regions as diverse as rural North India, urban America, South Africa and Northern Ireland, provide a fascinating insight into the experience and management of miscarriage across a number of different cultures. The authors explore how the social, technological and medical context in which miscarriages occur can affect the ways in which women experience such an event. In the West, advances in medical technology, a low infant-mortality rate and a low birth rate have raised expectations as to the successful outcome of each pregnancy. In addition, the early confirmation of pregnancy makes consequent pregnancy loss -- which might have gone unnoticed or unconfirmed in the past -- all the more difficult for mothers in the West. Yet, mourning rituals and behaviour at a pregnancy loss, which may be elaborate in some societies, are generally considered to be inappropriate in many Western societies. Differing social beliefs regarding the causes of miscarriage, preventative measures and curative treatments are also examined. Medical anthropologists, sociologists and health professionals will all find this book fascinating reading.

Roscoe s Digest of the Law of Evidence in Criminal Cases

A similar difficulty has been suggested on this point , namely , that where the girl leaves the house of the person , in whose custody she is , of her own accord , the offence cannot be committed , because the words of the statute are ...


Author: Henry Roscoe


ISBN: SRLF:AA0008368367

Category: Evidence, Criminal

Page: 931

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