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The possibility of angels : a literary anthology

Author: Sophie Biriotti; Peter Malone
Publisher: London : Artworks Press ; San Francisco : Chronicle Books, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Winged visitors from on high have always fired the mortal imagination, but here they shine with a rich new brilliance-- exuberantly rendered in more than 50 original paintings by artist Peter Malone. Text includes works of short fiction and poetry by contemporary writers, as well as angel lore from the Bible, ancient Babylon, Native America, and Africa. Full-color illustrations.
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Genre/Form: Literature
Literary collections
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sophie Biriotti; Peter Malone
ISBN: 0811815307 9780811815307
OCLC Number: 36126705
Description: 144 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: From A tree full of angels / Macrina Wiederkehr --
Spirits / Robert Bridges --
A very old man with enormous wings : a tale for children / Gabriel García Márquez --
The possibility of angels / Keith Bosley --
From Jacob wrestles with the angel / Louis Ginzberg --
Angel surrounded by paysans / Wallace Stevens --
Archangel / John Updike --
From 25th June, diaries 1914 / Franz Kafka --
Saints and their angels / John Ronner --
Angel Levine / Bernard Malamud --
William Blake talks about angels / Allan Cunningham --
The angel / William Blake --
Angels, in the early morning / Emily Dickinson --
The angel of conception / Howard Schwartz --
The spirit in the tree --
Israfel / Edgar Allan Poe --
The angels of Mons / Sophy Burnham --
From Captain Stormfield's visit to heaven / Mark Twain --
Black rook in rainy weather / Sylvia Plath --
The angel of the tar sands / Rudy Wiebe --
The last journey / Robert Hull --
It had wings / Allan Gurganus --
Letter to A, 17th January 1956 / Flannery O'Connor --
On angels / Donald Barthelme --
The flesh and the spirit / Anne Bradstreet --
The archangels / Malcolm Godwin --
Hebrews, 13.1-2 / King James Bible --
What men live by / Leo Tolstoy --
The bridegroom and the angel of death / Howard Schwartz --
Spell for the manufacture and use of a magic carpet / Sirdar Ali Ikbal Shah --
Traditional verses / Iona and Peter Opie.
Responsibility: edited by Sophie Biriotti ; illustrations by Peter Malone.

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Rendered in more than fifty original paintings by artist Peter Malone, these angels are like none seen before. Here are angels who do the hootchy-kootchy in Chicago dance halls, crash through  Read more...

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