The Cave

Author: José Saramago

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547537980

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7029

An unassuming family struggles to keep up with the ruthless pace of progress in “a genuinely brilliant novel” from a Nobel Prize winner (Chicago Tribune). A Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year and a New York Times Notable Book Cipriano Algor, an elderly potter, lives with his daughter Marta and her husband Marçal in a small village on the outskirts of The Center, an imposing complex of shops, apartments, and offices. Marçal works there as a security guard, and Cipriano drives him to work each day before delivering his own humble pots and jugs. On one such trip, he is told not to make any more deliveries. People prefer plastic, apparently. Unwilling to give up his craft, Cipriano tries his hand at making ceramic dolls. Astonishingly, The Center places an order for hundreds, and Cipriano and Marta set to work—until the order is cancelled and the penniless trio must move from the village into The Center. When mysterious sounds of digging emerge from beneath their new apartment, Cipriano and Marçal investigate; what they find transforms the family’s life, in a novel that is both “irrepressibly funny” (The Christian Science Monitor) and a “triumph” (The Washington Post Book World). “The struggle of the individual against bureaucracy and anonymity is one of the great subjects of modern literature, and Saramago is often matched with Kafka as one of its premier exponents. Apt as the comparison is, it doesn’t convey the warmth and rueful human dimension of novels like Blindness and All the Names. Those qualities are particularly evident in his latest brilliant, dark allegory, which links the encroaching sterility of modern life to the parable of Plato’s cave . . . [a] remarkably generous and eloquent novel.” —Publishers Weekly Translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa

The Cave Book

Author: Emil Silvestru

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780890514962

Category: Religion

Page: 80

View: 6753

Describes how different kinds of caves are created, explains human use of caves, introduces the formation of stalagmites and stalactites, and tells how scientists study caves.

The Cave

Wind Cave (Book One)

Author: Michela Montgomery

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1618689177

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 4653

Six students from Stanford on summer break journey into The Wind Cave, one of the longest and deepest caves in North America. But what begins as a four-day excursion turns into a life-or-death battle for survival. The second day into their trip, nuclear war is launched against the United States from within the country. The geography of the cave changed with the movement of the blasts, and the group is unprepared to sacrifice what they must to escape. With their exit blocked and their food supply dwindling, they must navigate the maze of tunnels to find an alternate exit back home--if there's still a home to return to.

The Cave

Author: Tim Krabbé,Sam Garrett

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374529167

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 6975

A stunning psychological thriller about friship, drugs, and murder from the author of The Vanishing. Egon Wagter and Axel van de Graaf met when they were both fourteen and on vacation in Belgium. Axel is fascinating, filled with an amoral energy by which the more prudent, less adventurous Egon is both mesmerized and repelled. Even as a teen, Axel has a strange power over those around him. He defies authority, seduces women, breaks the law. Axel chooses Egon as a friend, a friendship that somehow ures over time and ends up determining Egon's fate. During his university studies, Egon frequents Axel's house in Amsterdam, where there is a party every night and women fill the rooms. Though Egon chooses geology over Axel's life of avarice and drug dealing, he remains intrigued by his friend's conviction that the only law that counts is the law he makes himself. Egon believes that Axel is a demonic figure who tempts others only because he knows they want to be tempted. By the time he is in his forties, Egon finds himself divorced and with few professional prospects. He turns for help to Axel, who sends him to Ratanakiri, a fictional country in Southeast Asia. Axel gives Egon a suitcase to deliver-and Egon never returns. Utterly compelling and resonant, The Cave is an unforgettable story of betrayal in the spirit of Tim Krabbé's remarkable first novel, The Vanishing.

Paintings from the Cave

Three Novellas

Author: Gary Paulsen

Publisher: Ember

ISBN: 055349466X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 161

View: 8366

Explores how children can survive the most difficult circumstances through art and the love of dogs.

The Cave

Author: Anne McLean Matthews,Anne Streiber

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0446565318

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

View: 4233

Feeling tired and burned out, psychologist Helen Myrer seeks respite in the woods of New Hampshire, where a vicious, diabolical serial killer lies in wait, determined to make her his next victim. A first novel.

The Clan of the Cave Bear

Author: Jean M. Auel

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553381679

Category: Fiction

Page: 494

View: 4828

Ayla, an injured and orphaned child adopted by a primitive tribe, carries within her the seed and hope of humankind in this epic of survival and destiny set at the dawn of prehistory. Reprint.

Discovery in the Cave

Author: Mark Dubowski

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 030777158X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 5553

This amazing true adventure story about the discovery of the Lascaux Cave will have young readers feeling that they've discovered something pretty special, too! In 1940, four teenage boys and a dog dropped themselves into a hole in the forest floor. Using a flaming grease gun as a torch, they ventured deep underground, eventually coming to a huge cave, the walls of which were covered with life-size paintings of animals. Whole herds of horses! Deer with horns as big as tree branches! Giant bison! The boys were amazed by their discovery. They'd stumbled upon the world's finest examples of prehistoric painting! Perfect for classroom use, this Step 4 Step into Reading book is realistically illustrated by award-winning artist Bryn Barnard. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Dog in the Cave

The Wolves Who Made Us Human

Author: Kay Frydenborg

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1328694909

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 9957

We know dogs are our best animal friends, but have you ever thought about what that might mean? Fossils show we’ve shared our work and homes with dogs for tens of thousands of years. Now there’s growing evidence that we influenced dogs’ evolution—and they, in turn, changed ours. Even more than our closest relatives, the apes, dogs are the species with whom we communicate best. Combining history, paleontology, biology, and cutting-edge medical science, Kay Frydenborg paints a picture of how two different species became deeply entwined—and how we coevolved into the species we are today.

Plato's Political Philosophy

The Cave

Author: Roger L. Huard

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 0875865321

Category: Philosophy

Page: 180

View: 6185

Using The Cave as a key to Plato's political thought, Huard debunks conventional interpretations, conservative and progressive, and unfolds Plato's notions about the structure of the world and his ideas about justice and human well being, and challenges many of our conceptions of the cosmos and deeply held political beliefs.

The cave

Author: Clark Coolidge,Bernadette Mayer

Publisher: Adventures in Poetry


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 128

View: 2751

American poets Clark Coolidge and Bernadette Mayer produce a multi-layered collaboration of prose and verse.

The Cave and the Light

Plato Versus Aristotle, and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization

Author: Arthur Herman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0553907832

Category: History

Page: 704

View: 1364

Arthur Herman has now written the definitive sequel to his New York Times bestseller, How the Scots Invented the Modern World, and extends the themes of the book—which sold half a million copies worldwide—back to the ancient Greeks and forward to the age of the Internet. The Cave and the Light is a magisterial account of how the two greatest thinkers of the ancient world, Plato and Aristotle, laid the foundations of Western culture—and how their rivalry shaped the essential features of our culture down to the present day. Plato came from a wealthy, connected Athenian family and lived a comfortable upper-class lifestyle until he met an odd little man named Socrates, who showed him a new world of ideas and ideals. Socrates taught Plato that a man must use reason to attain wisdom, and that the life of a lover of wisdom, a philosopher, was the pinnacle of achievement. Plato dedicated himself to living that ideal and went on to create a school, his famed Academy, to teach others the path to enlightenment through contemplation. However, the same Academy that spread Plato’s teachings also fostered his greatest rival. Born to a family of Greek physicians, Aristotle had learned early on the value of observation and hands-on experience. Rather than rely on pure contemplation, he insisted that the truest path to knowledge is through empirical discovery and exploration of the world around us. Aristotle, Plato’s most brilliant pupil, thus settled on a philosophy very different from his instructor’s and launched a rivalry with profound effects on Western culture. The two men disagreed on the fundamental purpose of the philosophy. For Plato, the image of the cave summed up man’s destined path, emerging from the darkness of material existence to the light of a higher and more spiritual truth. Aristotle thought otherwise. Instead of rising above mundane reality, he insisted, the philosopher’s job is to explain how the real world works, and how we can find our place in it. Aristotle set up a school in Athens to rival Plato’s Academy: the Lyceum. The competition that ensued between the two schools, and between Plato and Aristotle, set the world on an intellectual adventure that lasted through the Middle Ages and Renaissance and that still continues today. From Martin Luther (who named Aristotle the third great enemy of true religion, after the devil and the Pope) to Karl Marx (whose utopian views rival Plato’s), heroes and villains of history have been inspired and incensed by these two master philosophers—but never outside their influence. Accessible, riveting, and eloquently written, The Cave and the Light provides a stunning new perspective on the Western world, certain to open eyes and stir debate. Praise for The Cave and the Light “A sweeping intellectual history viewed through two ancient Greek lenses . . . breezy and enthusiastic but resting on a sturdy rock of research.”—Kirkus Reviews “Examining mathematics, politics, theology, and architecture, the book demonstrates the continuing relevance of the ancient world.”—Publishers Weekly “A fabulous way to understand over two millennia of history, all in one book.”—Library Journal “Entertaining and often illuminating.”—The Wall Street Journal From the Hardcover edition.

The Mind in the Cave: Consciousness and the Origins of Art

Author: David Lewis-Williams

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 0500770441

Category: Art

Page: 320

View: 5464

The breathtakingly beautiful art created deep inside the caves of western Europe has the power to dazzle even the most jaded observers. Emerging from the narrow underground passages into the chambers of caves such as Lascaux, Chauvet, and Altamira, visitors are confronted with symbols, patterns, and depictions of bison, woolly mammoths, ibexes, and other animals. Since its discovery, cave art has provoked great curiosity about why it appeared when and where it did, how it was made, and what it meant to the communities that created it. David Lewis-Williams proposes that the explanation for this lies in the evolution of the human mind. Cro-Magnons, unlike the Neanderthals, possessed a more advanced neurological makeup that enabled them to experience shamanistic trances and vivid mental imagery. It became important for people to "fix," or paint, these images on cave walls, which they perceived as the membrane between their world and the spirit world from which the visions came. Over time, new social distinctions developed as individuals exploited their hallucinations for personal advancement, and the first truly modern society emerged. Illuminating glimpses into the ancient mind are skillfully interwoven here with the still-evolving story of modern-day cave discoveries and research. The Mind in the Cave is a superb piece of detective work, casting light on the darkest mysteries of our earliest ancestors while strengthening our wonder at their aesthetic achievements.

Shadows in the Cave

Author: Win Blevins,Meredith Blevins

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504033078

Category: Fiction

Page: 165

View: 3196

A young man blessed with magical powers journeys to the land of the Immortals to save his tribe in this thrilling tale of fantasy and adventure based on Native American myths Award-winning authors Meredith and Win Blevins return to the fascinating world of the Galayi people in this captivating follow-up to The Promised One. Long after the shaman Sunoya and the hero Dahzi restored the power of the Cape of Eagle Feathers, a tribal war chief named Shonan forbids the Galayi to use magic. His wife was a shape-shifter, and Shonan fears the ability he sees gathering within his son, Aku. Just as the boy begins to learn the nature of his gift, a confrontation with the Brown Leaf people forces Aku on a quest to the underworld, gathering sly helpers and reinforcements along the way. Only by returning from his journey through the Darkening Land can Aku save his father, his sister—and his tribe. Rendered in measured, luxuriant prose and based on careful research into ancient myths and legends, Shadows in the Cave is the gripping story of a boy who must discover himself in order to save his people.

The cave

Author: McGraw-Hill Companies. McGraw-Hill School Division,Macmillan Publishing Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780021832507

Category: Caving

Page: 16

View: 7910


The Cave

Author: Peter Garner

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449041841

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

View: 1246

James Evans had just turned thirteen years of age and was feeling it! He lived with his parents in a fairly small cottage on the edge of the woods Formerly when a small boy he had loved spending time with his father in the woods and had learned much from him, but now things had changed. His father was a Woodcutter, but since sustaining a serious injury, he had lost his job and this combined with James' emerging adulthood had brought about a change in their relationship. He had become tense and impatient and often flew into fits of excessive anger. James wasn't having it easy at school either. He was mocked and laughed at especially by a group of bullies. His name "James" made him, in the eyes of some pupils an easy target for fun and games. They nicknamed him "Bondy" after the other famous James and used to mock him and push him around. Surely someone less like James Bond would be hard to find? Often James wandered off into the woods to be on his own, to find pleasure in the quietness and to explore the mysteries that lay hidden there. And then of course there was THAT CAVE! The warning sign: DANGER, KEEP OUT! only fed his fascination. The lure of the cave seemed irresistible - but what hidden dangers lay inside? What dark terrors lurked within its secret depths? James was soon to find out.......!

The Cave

Author: Robert Penn Warren

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813191553

Category: Fiction

Page: 403

View: 1361

In his sixth novel, The Cave (1959), Robert Penn Warren tells the story of a young man trapped in a cave in fictional Johntown, Tennessee. His predicament becomes the center of national attention as television cameras, promoters, and newscasters converge on the small town to exploit the rescue attempts and the thousands of spectators gathered at the mouth of the cave.

Other Peoples' Myths

The Cave of Echoes

Author: Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty,Wendy Doniger

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226618579

Category: Religion

Page: 225

View: 9480

Other People's Myths celebrates the universal art of storytelling, and the rich diversity of stories that people live by. Drawing on Biblical parables, Greek myths, Hindu epics, and the modern mythologies of Woody Allen and soap operas, Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty encourages us to feel anew the force of myth and tradition in our lives, and in the lives of other cultures. She shows how the stories of mythology—whether of Greek gods, Chinese sages, or Polish rabbis—enable all cultures to define themselves. She raises critical questions about the way we interpret mythical stories, especially the way different cultures make use of central texts and traditions. And she offers a sophisticated way of looking at the roles myths play in all cultures.

The Cave Divers

Author: Robert Forrest Burgess

Publisher: Aqua Quest Publications, Inc.

ISBN: 9781881652113

Category: Social Science

Page: 351

View: 8299

Cave divers are the elite, and this is their story--a story of pushing the limits of technology and human endurance.