This collection of nine short stories by Flannery O'Connor was published posthumously in 1965.
The flawed characters of each story are fully revealed in apocalyptic moments of conflict and violence that are presented with comic detachment. Western civilization has given us modern science, the wealth of free-market economics, the security of law, a sense of human rights and freedom, charity as a virtue, splendid art and music, philosophy grounded in reason, and innumerable other gifts we take for granted. Something terrible was going to happen to the warren; he felt sure of it. So begins a long and perilous journey of survival for a small band of rabbits.
This now classic book revealed Flannery O’Connor as one of the most original and provocative writers to emerge from the South. As the rabbits skirt danger at every turn, we become acquainted with the band, its humorous characters, and its compelling culture, complete with its own folk history and mythos.
Her apocalyptic vision of life is expressed through grotesque, often comic situations in which the principal character faces a problem of salvation: the grandmother, in the title story, confronting the murderous Misfit; a neglected four-year-old boy looking for the Kingdom of Christ in the fast-flowing waters of the river; General Sash, about to meet the final enemy. A journey into the hobo underworld, freight hopping around the still Wild West, becoming a highwayman and member of the yegg (criminal) brotherhood, getting hooked on opium, doing stints in jail or escaping, often with the assistance of crooked cops or judges. Written some 40 years after Moby Dick, Melville's Billy Budd is a moving tale of good versus evil.
Holding company and subsidiary: mean a "holding company" and "subsidiary" as defined in section 1159 of the Companies Act 2006 and a company shall be treated, for the purposes only of the membership requirement contained in subsections 1159(1)(b) and (c), as a member of another company even if its shares in that other company are registered in the name of (a) another person (or its nominee), whether by way of security or in connection with the taking of security, or (b) its nominee.
Set aboard a British navy ship at the end of the eighteenth century, a young, innocent sailor's charm and good nature put the men around him at ease. He made friends quickly and was well liked, which infuriated John Claggart, the ship's cold-blooded superior officer.
Paolo Bacigalupi's debut collection demonstrates the power and reach of the science-fiction short story.
Phil Woosnam was one of the most creative football men of his generation, a visionary presence on and off the field.
As a cultured, ball-playing inside-forward in the 1950s and '60s, principally with West Ham United and Wales but also with Leyton Orient and Aston Villa, he was brimming with craft and intelligence.