Download or read book Famous Last Words written by Alan Bisbort and published by Pomegranate. This book was released on 2001 with total page 154 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Whether Inspiring, Incomprehensible, insightful, bleak, or absurd, last words can be spoken by the living as well as the dying. Among the dying, last words are truly final, as was the case with Dylan Thomas, who uttered "I've just had eighteen straight whiskeys. I think that's the record." Famous Last Words records the parting shots of dozens of folks no longer with us, from those dead for political reasons to those who themselves decided to end it all. And it records the words of those who went on with their lives after uttering a memorable farewell but whose reputation was made by their words, often to their lasting frustration, such as the infamous Richard Milhous Nixon: "You won't have me to kick around anymore, because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference." Famous Last Words also preserves the last words of those inhabiting the world of fiction, whether in a book, on the stage, in a movie or on TV. Blanche DuBois's "I have always depended on the kindness of strangers" ranks right alongside Charles Foster Kane's "Rosebud" and Sidney Carton's "It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done. . . ." The mutterings of the imagined are always floating around in our culture's consciousness, kicking lustily. Author Alan Bisbort consulted unimpeachable sources and original texts in compiling this compendium of 140 choice good-byes. But not only the farewells capture our attention: Bisbort's concise, witty, and informative text adds revealing context to the quoted words. Famous Last Words is fascinating, illuminating, and immensely rewarding. Reading through the pages may reveal some unifying impulse behind all those bye-byes; if so, you have truly stumbled uponthe meaning of life.
Download or read book Last Words written by Karl S. Guthke and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 1992-10-30 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Whether Goethe actually cried "More light!" on his deathbed, or whether Conrad Hilton checked out of this world after uttering "Leave the shower curtain on the inside of the tub," last words, regardless of authenticity, have long captured the imagination of Western society. In this playfully serious investigation based on factual accounts, anecdotes, literary works, and films, Karl Guthke explores the cultural importance of those words spoken at the border between this world and the next. The exit lines of both famous and ordinary people embody for us a sense of drama and truthfulness and reveal much about our thoughts on living and dying. Why this interest in last words? Presenting statements from such figures as Socrates, Nathan Hale, Marie Antoinette, and Oscar Wilde ("I am dying as I have lived, beyond my means"), Guthke examines our fascination in terms of our need for closure, our desire for immortality, and our attraction to the mystique of death scenes. The author considers both authentic and invented final statements as he looks at the formation of symbols and legends and their function in our culture. Last words, handed down from generation to generation like cultural heirlooms, have a good chance of surviving in our collective memory. They are shown to epitomize a life, convey a sense of irony, or play to an audience, as in the case of the assassinated Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa, who is said to have died imploring journalists: "Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something." Originally published in 1992. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Download or read book Daily Meditations on the Seven Last Words written by George Ernest Thomas and published by . This book was released on 1959 with total page 143 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Last Words of Saints and Sinners written by Herbert Lockyer and published by Kregel Publications. This book was released on with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of 700 quotes includes the last words of commoners, atheists, poets, and politicians along with noted Christians and martyrs. Ready reference source for the pastor or public speaker.
|Author||: Sir Herbert John Clifford Grierson|
|Publisher||: London : Chatto & Windus|
|Release Date||: 1946|
|ISBN 10||: UOM:39015016882246|
|Pages||: 190 pages|
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Download or read book The Personal Note Or First and Last Words from Prefaces Introductions Dedications Epilogues written by Sir Herbert John Clifford Grierson and published by London : Chatto & Windus. This book was released on 1946 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Last Words Will Be Spoken written by Brandan “BStuc ThaPoet” Stuckey and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2010-06-22 with total page 108 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The Last Words Will Be Spoken" takes the reader on a proverbial journey from the pen and page to the mic and stage. The reader will go on an authentic adventure through real life struggles in search for the simplicities of life through the spoken words of poetry. Each piece feels fresh and encourages a challenging look within for feelings of inspiration, triumph, love, victory, and spirituality. This book not only speaks life into the lungs of poetry but it also unites the reader and artist through common stories that will give you courage to step up to the mic and let your voice be heard.
Download or read book Last Words of the Executed written by Robert K. Elder and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2010-05-15 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Some beg for forgiveness. Others claim innocence. At least three cheer for their favorite football teams. Death waits for us all, but only those sentenced to death know the day and the hour—and only they can be sure that their last words will be recorded for posterity. Last Words of the Executed presents an oral history of American capital punishment, as heard from the gallows, the chair, and the gurney. The product of seven years of extensive research by journalist Robert K. Elder, the book explores the cultural value of these final statements and asks what we can learn from them. We hear from both the famous—such as Nathan Hale, Joe Hill, Ted Bundy, and John Brown—and the forgotten, and their words give us unprecedented glimpses into their lives, their crimes, and the world they inhabited. Organized by era and method of execution, these final statements range from heartfelt to horrific. Some are calls for peace or cries against injustice; others are accepting, confessional, or consoling; still others are venomous, rage-fueled diatribes. Even the chills evoked by some of these last words are brought on in part by the shared humanity we can’t ignore, their reminder that we all come to the same end, regardless of how we arrive there. Last Words of the Executed is not a political book. Rather, Elder simply asks readers to listen closely to these voices that echo history. The result is a riveting, moving testament from the darkest corners of society.
Download or read book Last Words written by Robert J. Nash and published by New Growth Press. This book was released on 2020-01-27 with total page 80 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jesus's words in Scripture capture who he was and what he was about. His last words on the cross, over two thousand years ago, offer gospel hope for our spiritual journeys today. In this powerful, moving book, author Robert J. Nash explores a fresh perspective on a familiar event, guiding readers into the forgiveness, hope, comfort, and compassion of Christ's words in his final moments on earth. While pivoting history, Jesus graciously offers encouragement for Christians today and hope for seekers looking for significance in his death. In this glimpse into the heart of Jesus, Nash helps men and women find historical truths about Jesus's love for the church in his death and resurrection. Last Words includes a reflection section for small groups and a devotional prayer at the end of each chapter to help readers relate to God. For easy reference, men and women can find a Scripture index in the back of the book. Come and ponder the wisdom of Christ and see for yourself a new view of the cross.
Download or read book Immortal Last Words written by Terry Breverton and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-03-29 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Immortal Last Words is a fascinating, diverse collection of history's most uplifting, entertaining and thought-provoking dying remarks and final farewells. The 370 entries in this book have been drawn from some of history's greatest statesmen, poets, scientists, novelists and warriors - the eminent men and women who have shaped events over the last four and a half millennia and whose final recorded words have often inspired great deeds or shed light on the nature of the human condition. There are also entries are from less well- known individuals who did not make such an impact on history but whose dying words are equally noteworthy as they encapsulate the spirit of the times or simply reflect the character of the speaker. And finally, the pages of this book contain the last words of some of most ignoble personalities in history - the monsters and maniacs whose final defiant utterances prompt us to reflect on the nature of evil and man's inhumanity to man. Arranged chronologically from antiquity to the present day, each entry is accompanied by contextual information giving a brief biography of the author and an explanation of the circumstances that gave rise to the quotation. Some of the sentiments expressed are unbelievably sad while others are optimistic; some final words have become famous while others have remained obscure, but all reflect the follies and greatness of mankind - its heroes and villains, war and peace and the absolute power of language to change our feelings and challenge our minds. Sample entries include: Buddha 'Strive for your own liberation with diligence'; Vespasian 'Dear me, I believe I am becoming a god'; Thomas Hobbes, 'I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark'; Robespierre 'Death is the commencement of immortality!'; George Washington'Tis well'; John Keats 'Here lies one whose name was writ in water'; John Maynard Keynes'I should have drunk more champagne'; Salvador Dalí 'I do not believe in my death'; Keith Floyd 'I've not felt this well for ages.'
Download or read book Dictionary of Last Words written by and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2021-10-26 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This A-to-Z compendium presents the last recorded words of more than 1,500 individuals across history, from ancient kings to modern outlaws. A person’s last words carry intrinsic and enduring fascination, especially if the individual in question is widely remembered or historically significant. Whether profound or pedestrian, these final statements can sum up an entire life—or even prophecy the future. This unique reference volume collects 1,664 quotations representing the last words of some of history’s most famous, fascinating, and influential personalities. They include kings and queens, statesmen and scientists, poets, saints, criminals, and many others. Dictionary of Last Words is a treasure trove of deathbed pronouncements, last letters, and true gallows humor.
Download or read book God s Last Words written by David S. Katz and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2004-02-09 with total page 397 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This wide-ranging book is an intellectual history of how informed readers read their Bibles over the past four hundred years, from the first translations in the sixteenth century to the emergence of fundamentalism in the twentieth century. In an astonishing display of erudition, David Katz recreates the response of readers from different eras by examining the horizon of expectations that provided the lens through which they read. In the Renaissance, says Katz, learned men rushed to apply the tools of textual analysis to the Testaments, fully confident that God's Word would open up and reveal shades of further truth. During the English Civil War, there was a symbiotic relationship between politics and religion, as the practical application of the biblical message was hammered out. Science - Newtonian and Darwinian, as well as the emerging disciplines of anthropology, archaeology, and geology - also had a great impact on how the Bible was received. The rise of the novel and the development of a concept of authorial copyright were other factors that altered readers' experience. Katz discusses all of these and more, concluding with the growth of fundamentalism in America, which broug
Download or read book The Seven Last Words written by Fulton J. Sheen and published by GENERAL PRESS. This book was released on 2020-01-30 with total page 80 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Christ spoke seven times from the pulpit of the cross he was crucified on. Collectively known as The Seven Last Words, these brief but profound sayings offer eternal wellsprings of wisdom and spiritual revelation for all. In this classic work Fulton J. Sheen insightfully examines each of the seven sayings in depth. His simple, meditative essays provide a wonderfully valuable study aid for understanding the Passion, an instructive guide for prayer, and a perfect starting point for spiritual self-reflection. Analyzes the relation between the seven recorded words that Mary spoke in the Gospels and seven last words of her Son as He hung on the cross. Fulton J. Sheen was unparalleled in his ability to combine theology, devotion, and the profoundest reflections on the central events of the Christian narrative. Displayed here in full are the literary and rhetorical skills of one of the greatest preachers of the 20th century. This unabridged Sheen's edition will become a source of inspiration anyone with spiritual aspirations will treasure.
Download or read book The Seven Last Words written by Michael Crosby and published by Orbis Books. This book was released on 1994-01-01 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this personal and poetic work, Crosby reflects on Jesus' last words from the cross. Each meditation is accompanied by a photograph or illustration, and draws on the author's own experience to explore the meaning of Christ's suffering and its ongoing meaning for our lives.
Download or read book The Seven Last Words of Christ written by Joseph Haydn and published by . This book was released on 1958 with total page 79 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Last Words We Said written by Leah Scheier and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2021-08-31 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Sydney Taylor Young Adult Honor Book All the Bright Places meets If I Stay in this heart-wrenching, romantic novel about a tight-knit group of teen girls coping with a devastating loss and what happens when your best friend is also your first love…and your first heartbreak. Nine months ago, Danny disappeared. His closest friends, Ellie, Rae, and Deenie, are all dealing with the loss differently. Rae’s pouring herself into rage-baking. Deenie’s deepening her commitment to Orthodox Judaism. And Ellie—who was Danny’s girlfriend and closest friend—is the only one who doesn’t believe he’s dead. Because she still sees him. In chapters that alternate between past and present, the story of Ellie and Danny unspools—from their serendipitous meeting to Danny’s effortless absorption into the girls’ friend group to Danny and Ellie falling for each other. In the past, they were the perfect couple…until it all went wrong. In the present, Ellie’s looking for answers. She, Rae, and Deenie all have secrets, and they each hold a clue about the night Danny disappeared. Can the friends come together to uncover the truth about Danny? Or will tragedy drive them apart for good?
Download or read book Seven Last Words for Seven Weeks written by Mary Sweeney and published by Paulist Press. This book was released on 2006-12-11 with total page 65 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Beginning with the week of Ash Wednesday, this book invites the busy Christian to set aside time each day for prayer and reflection on the last words of Jesus.
Download or read book The Seven Last Words of Christ written by Judith Mattison and published by Augsburg Books. This book was released on 1991-01-31 with total page 92 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Meditations on each of Jesus's seven last words, accompanied by hymns and poetry.