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Gene Wolfe

Gene Rodman Wolfe was an American science fiction and fantasy writer. He was noted for his allusive prose as well as the strong influence of his Catholic faith, he was a prolific short-story writer and novelist and won many science fiction and fantasy literary awards. Wolfe is best known for his Book of the New Sun series, the first part of his "Solar Cycle". In 1998, Locus magazine ranked it the third-best fantasy novel published before 1990 based on a poll of subscribers that considered it and several other series as single entries. Wolfe was born in the son of Mary Olivia and Emerson Leroy Wolfe, he had polio as a small child. He went to high college in Texas, attending Lamar High School in Houston. While attending Texas A&M University, he published his first speculative fiction in The Commentator, a student literary journal. Wolfe subsequently was drafted to fight in the Korean War. After returning to the United States, he earned a degree from the University of Houston and became an industrial engineer.

He was a senior editor on the staff of the journal Plant Engineering for many years before retiring to write full-time, but his most famous professional engineering achievement is a contribution to the machine used to make Pringles potato chips. Having lived in Barrington, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, with his wife Rosemary, Wolfe moved to Peoria, Illinois, in 2013, he underwent double bypass surgery on April 24, 2010. Wolfe underwent cataract surgery on his right eye in early 2013. Wolfe's wife, died on December 14, 2013, after a series of illnesses, including Alzheimer's disease. Wolfe said, "There was a time when she did not remember my name or that we were married, but she still remembered that she loved me."Wolfe died at his Peoria home from cardiovascular disease on April 14, 2019, at the age of 87. Wolfe's first published book was the paperback original novel Operation Ares, he first received critical attention for The Fifth Head of Cerberus, which examines "colonial mentality within an orthodox science fiction framework".

It was published in French-language editions within the decade. His best-known and most regarded work is the multi-volume novel The Book of the New Sun. Set in a bleak, distant future influenced by Jack Vance's Dying Earth series, the story details the life of Severian, a journeyman torturer, exiled from his guild for showing compassion to one of the condemned; the novel is composed of the volumes The Shadow of the Torturer, The Claw of the Conciliator, winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novel, The Sword of the Lictor, The Citadel of the Autarch. A coda, The Urth of the New Sun, wraps up some loose ends but is considered a separate work. Several of Wolfe's essays about writing the Book of the New Sun series were published in The Castle of the Otter. In 1984, Wolfe retired from his engineering position and was able to devote more time to his writing. In the 1990s, Wolfe published two more works in the same universe as The Book of the New Sun; the first, The Book of the Long Sun, consists of the novels Nightside the Long Sun, Lake of the Long Sun, Caldé of the Long Sun, Exodus From the Long Sun.

These books follow the priest of a small parish as he becomes wrapped up in political intrigue and revolution in his city-state. Wolfe wrote a sequel, The Book of the Short Sun, composed of On Blue's Waters, In Green's Jungles and Return to the Whorl, dealing with colonists who have arrived on the sister planets Blue and Green; the three Sun works are referred to collectively as the "Solar Cycle". Wolfe wrote many stand-alone books, his first novel, Operation Ares, was unsuccessful. He subsequently wrote two novels held in high esteem and The Fifth Head of Cerberus; the first is the seemingly-rambling narrative of Alden Dennis Weer, a man of many secrets who reviews his life under mysterious circumstances. The Fifth Head of Cerberus is either a collection of three novellas or a novel in three parts, dealing with colonialism and the nature of personal identity; the first story, which gives the book its name, was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novella. Wolfe's writing relies on the first-person perspectives of unreliable narrators.

He said: "Real people are unreliable narrators all the time if they try to be reliable narrators." The causes for the unreliability of his characters vary. Some are naive, as in Pandora by The Knight. Wolfe wrote in a letter, "My definition of a great story has nothing to do with'a varied and interesting background.' It is: One that can be read with pleasure by a cultivated reader and reread with increasing pleasure." In that spirit, Wolfe left subtle hints and lacunae that may never be explicitly referred to in the text. For example, a backyard full of morning glories is an intentional foreshadowing of events in Free Live Free, but is only apparent to a reader with a horticultural background, a story-within-the-story provides a clue to understanding Peace. Wolfe's language can be a subject of confusion for the new reader. In the appendix to The Shadow of the Torturer, he says: In rendering this book—originally com

Bagli, Dewas

Bagli is a town and a nagar panchayat in the Malwa region of Dewas district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. Bagli is around 65.5Km from Dewas. As of 2011 India census, Bagli had a population of 10,310. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Bagli has an average literacy rate of 79.94 % higher than state average of 69.32 %. One of the most important rivers of MP & Rajasthan, Kali Sindh, flows through the south of the town, it is the largest tehsil of Dewas district. Parts of Vindhya Range are seen around Bagli. Rishabh Raj Baghel and Siddharth Kalam are the greatest footballers of MP; the Hindu temple of Jata-Shankar dedicated to Lord Shiva is located at the outskirts of the city. People from all over the state visit this religious site. Bagli is an ancient estate of Thakur Raja Sajan Singh of Rajasthan from the 16th century; the name "Bagli" is related to "Bagh", meaning "tiger place". In the years after the 1857 revolt in India, it was merged with the Gwalior state; the most spoken language of Bagli is Malwi, a local dialect spoken in Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf

For colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf is Ntozake Shange's first work and most acclaimed theater piece, which premiered in 1976. It consists of a series of poetic monologues to be accompanied by dance movements and music, a form Shange coined as the choreopoem. for colored girls... tells the stories of seven women who have suffered oppression in a racist and sexist society. As a choreopoem, the piece is a series of 20 separate poems choreographed to music that weaves interconnected stories of love, empowerment and loss into a complex representation of sisterhood; the cast consists of seven nameless African-American women only identified by the colors they are assigned. They are the lady in red, lady in orange, lady in yellow, lady in green, lady in blue, lady in brown, lady in purple. Subjects from rape, abandonment and domestic violence are tackled. Shange wrote the monologues as separate poems in 1974, her writing style is idiosyncratic and she uses vernacular language, unique structure, unorthodox punctuation to emphasize syncopation.

Shange wanted to write for colored girls... in a way that mimicked how real women speak so she could draw her readers' focus to the experience of reading and listening. In December 1974, Shange performed the first incarnation of her choreopoem with four other artists at a women's bar outside Berkeley, California. After moving to New York City, she continued work on for colored girls... which went on to open at the Booth Theatre in 1976, becoming the second play by a black woman to reach Broadway, preceded by Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun in 1959. Shange updated the original choreopoem in 2010, by adding the poem "positive" and referencing the Iraq War and PTSD. for colored girls... has been performed Off-Broadway as well as on Broadway, was adapted as a book, a 1982 television film, a 2010 theatrical film. The 1976 Broadway production was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play. for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf is a piece of work inspired by events of Shange's own life.

Shange admitted publicly to having attempted suicide on four different occasions. In a phone interview conducted with CNN, she explained how she came to the title of her choreopoem: "I was driving the No. 1 Highway in northern California and I was overcome by the appearance of two parallel rainbows. I had a feeling of near catastrophe. I drove through the rainbow and I went away. I put that together to form the title." The colors of the rainbow became the essence of the women in the choreopoem. Shange explains that she chose to use the word "colored" in the title of her choreopoem so that her grandmother would be able to understand it. "dark phrases" – Lady in Brown with Ladies in Red, Orange, Green and Purple "graduation nite" – Lady in Yellow with Ladies in Blue and Red "now i love somebody more than" – Lady in Blue with Ladies in Yellow and Green "no assistance" – Lady in Red "i'm a poet who" – Lady in Orange with Ladies in Red, Green, Blue and Brown "latent rapists'" – Ladies in Red, Purple "abortion cycle #1" – Lady in Blue "sechita" – Lady in Purple "toussaint" – Lady in Brown "one" – Lady in Red "i usedta to live in the world" – Lady in Blue "pyramid" – Lady in Purple "no more love poems #1" – Lady in Orange "no more love poems #2" – Lady in Purple "no more love poems #3" – Lady in Blue "no more love poems #4" – Lady in Yellow "my love is too" – Ladies in Red, Yellow, Blue, Brown "somebody walked off wid alla my stuff" – Lady in Green "sorry" – Ladies in Red, Yellow, Blue, Brown "positive" – Ladies in Red, Purple, Brown "a nite with beau willie brown" – Lady in Red, Orange "a laying on of hands" – Ladies in Red, Yellow, Blue, Brown Structurally, for colored girls is a series of 20 poems, collectively called a "choreopoem."

Shange's poetry expresses many struggles and obstacles that African-American women may face throughout their lives and is a representation of sisterhood and coming of age as an African-American woman. The poems are choreographed to music; the choreopoem is performed by a cast of seven nameless women only identified by the colors they are assigned. They are the lady in red, lady in orange, lady in yellow, lady in green, lady in blue, lady in brown, lady in purple. Subjects from rape, abandonment and domestic violence are tackled. By the end of the play these women come together in a circle, symbolizing the unity they have found sharing their stories. "dark phrases" – Lady in Brown with Ladies in Red, Orange, Green and PurpleThe prologue of the choreopoem "dark phrases" begins with the lady in brown describing the "dark phrases of womanhood". All she hears promises; each woman states where she is by stating they are outside their respective cities. The lady in brown proclaims that this piece is all for "colored girls who have considered suicide / but moved to the ends of their own rainbows".

The women begin to sing children's nursery rhymes, "mama's little baby likes shortnin, shortnin". All the ladies start to dance to the song "Dancing in the Streets". "graduation nite" – Lady in Yellow with Ladies in Blue and RedThe lady in yellow says it was graduation night and she was the only virgin. She was out driving around with her male friends who she has known since the seventh grade in a black Buick, laughing about graduation. After a fight breaks out, the lady in yellow and Bobby leave and end up having sex in the back of the Buick; the other ladies start talking about their sexual preferences. "now i

Orelsan discography

The following article outlines the discography of French rapper and record producer Orelsan, which includes three studio albums, two extended plays and nine singles. His first single, "Changement", was released in 2008 as the lead single from his first studio album, Perdu d'avance, released in 2009, his first extended play, Zéro, was released in 2010. His second studio album, Le chant des sirènes, was released in 2011. "RaelSan" was released as the lead single from the album, with five more singles released from the album thereafter. Together with fellow rapper Gringe, Orelsan released his third studio album, Orelsan et Gringe sont les Casseurs Flowters, in 2013 as the duo Casseurs Flowters. "Bloqué" was released as the lead single from the album. In 2015, the two followed up with their second studio album as a duo, Comment c'est loin, a soundtrack album for their film of the same name. "À l'heure où je me couche" was released as the album's lead single. Orelsan – Le chant des sirènes 9. "La petite marchande de porte-clefs" StromaeRacine carrée 4.

"Ave cesaria" 13. "AVF" Casseurs Flowters – Orelsan et Gringe sont les Casseurs Flowters 8. "19h26 – La mort du disque" 16. "03h53 – Manger c'est tricher" Orelsan – La fête est finie 7. "Bonne meuf" Casseurs Flowters discography Orelsan at AllMusic Orelsan discography at Discogs Orelsan discography at MusicBrainz

Jake DeRosier

Jacob "Jake" DeRosier was a Canadian professional motorcycle racer. He was one of the first factory-backed motorcycle racers of the early 20th Century, he rode for Indian and Excelsior, was the fastest rider in the United States in the early 1900s. Jake DeRosier came to the United States at the age of four. DeRosier started his career in bicycle racing as a teenager. French auto racing driver Henri Fournier introduced DeRosier to motorcycles in 1898 while visiting the United States. Motorcycles like Fournier's were used to pace bicycle racers, drafting them in order to attain higher speeds. After acquiring skills with the motorbike, DeRosier was among the first to enter the new sport of motorcycle racing in 1901. DeRosier earned a strong reputation as a daring rider not only by winning races, but bouncing back from numerous injuries, his diminutive physique, once described as, "a slight, slender fellow that a strong Christmas breath might blow over," was an advantage. His light weight helped the low power motors of the time achieve greater speed.

After winning top rider honors at the Federation of American Motorcyclists national championship in 1908 at Patterson, New Jersey, he attracted the attention of the Indian Motocycle Company. He began racing every week, amassing hundreds of victories over time. Like the bicycles, the motorcycles raced on wooden velodromes, quarter to half mile saucer shaped board track speedways; this was dangerous as riders would crashed into the boards, breaking bones and driving splinters deep under their skin. DeRosier's reputation grew and by the time he entered the first motorized competition at the new Indianapolis Motor Speedway for their August 1909 Federation of American Motorcyclists meet, newspapers called him "world champion." An injury on the Speedway's unpaved gravel surface nearly proved deadly. Injured in a match race with a top California rider named Ed Lingenfelder, DeRosier hemorrhaged for a week. Against doctors's advice, DeRosier entered a Lowell, New Jersey race just a few weeks on September 10, 1909.

In 1910 he set the FAM speed record at 79.6 mph. On February 7, 1911 he ran 90 consecutive miles to claim every FAM speed record from 1 to 100 miles. In June 1911 DeRosier tackled the 1911 Isle of Man TT race. While he set fast time in practice, he crashed out of competition after leading early. Redeeming himself, he defeated English Champion Charles Collier at the famous Brooklands oval speedway in a match race just a few days later. At the Brooklands races of July 8 he was recorded at 87 mph. At Brooklands on August 5, 1911 he broke the outright speed record when he covered a flying kilo in 25.2 seconds equal to 88.77 mph. He was riding his well known 7 hp Indian racer "No 21".. After DeRosier returned from England in 1911, he had an argument with company founder George Hendee and was fired from Indian, he was hired by Excelsior Motorcycles. He set a kilometer speed record for Excelsior at 94 mph. While Jake DeRosier was respected for his skills at the wheel of a motorcycle, he spent much of his career injured in spectacular accidents.

He broke his left leg three times, his left forearm once, had one rib removed, fractured his skull, severed an artery and suffered serious leg burns from flaming engines. He suffered the most serious injuries of his career on March 12, 1912. Injuries to his left leg and thigh were extensive, he endured three corrective surgeries, losing his life to complications from the final operation on February 25, 1913. "1909, The Great Motorcycle Invasion", Indianapolis Motor Speedway Red Bull Indianapolis GP Program, September 14, 2008 "Jake DeRosier - This Ain't No Tea Party", Indianapolis Motor Speedway Red Bull Indianapolis GP Program, September 14, 2008 Motorcycle Hall of Fame biography, American Motorcyclist Association Motorcycle Museum, retrieved 2013-06-05 Jake DeRosier is Ambulance Hero, The Indianapolis Star, March 20, 1910, p. 12 Motorcyclists Will Own City Next Week, The Indianapolis News, August 7, 1909, p. 8 Motorcycle Races, The Lowell Sun, September 11, 1909, p. 1 Four Tracks Safe for Big Cycles, The Elyria Evening Telegram, April 27, 1911, p. 3 DeRosier Holds Record for Mile, The New York Times, December 31, 1911 Isle of Man TT Official Web Site, retrieved 2008-12-31 Brooklands, William Boddy, William Boddy, 1957 & 2001, page 13.

DeRosier Coming Back to America, Oakland Tribune, August 20, 1911, p. 38 Daniel K. Statnekov, Pioneers of American motorcycle racing, retrieved 2009-12-18

N10 road (Ireland)

The N10 road is a national primary road in Ireland, connecting Kilkenny to the M9 DublinWaterford route. It consists of a route from northeast of Kilkenny, a ringroad around the city, a route southeast from the city; as of 2008, the route leaves the M9 at junction 8, proceeding westwards to the outskirts of Kilkenny, where it meets the Kilkenny Ring Road at a roundabout. The newest section of the ringroad leaves the roundabout northwards as the N77 to Durrow; the N10 continues along the ring road around the southeast side of the city. At a roundabout junction with the N76 to Clonmel it leaves the ring heading southwards through Stoneyford and Knocktopher. Just north of Ballyhale, the N10 rejoins the M9 at junction 9. In 2008 construction on the M9 section between Powerscourt and Knocktopher replacing the old N9 road; the motorway links to the N10 at two locations. However, the M9 passes further west, closer to Kilkenny, thus more than halving the length of the original N10 route. A new greenfield N10 route section was built from near Dunbell, running northwest and meeting the Kilkenny Ring Road further north than the original connection.

The original N10 has been downgraded to the R712 road The southern N10 section was made shorter following the upgrade which now terminates at junction 9 near Danesfort. The remaining section of the original N10 has been downgraded to the R713 road. Roads in Ireland Motorways in Ireland National secondary road Regional road Roads Act 1993 Order 2006 – Department of Transport N9 – N10 Kilcullen to Waterford Road Scheme – Kilkenny County Council and Kildare National Roads Design Office