Dirty Beasts

Meet the dirtiest beasts in the world!

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0857550578

Category: Animals

Page: 80

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Meet the dirtiest beasts in the world! The comic creations in these rhymes can be bloodthirsty, gruesome and often act in unexpected ways. A collection of hilarious and naughty rhymes with a touch of the magical, and a dash of the dangerousâe¦


Filthy Beasts

There was no way to be a nine-yearold boy and not have dirty nails, so as we
lined up you saw a twitch of boys chewing and scraping at their nails to get them
clean enough to avoid detention. The first time I went through the line, my nails ...

Author: Kirkland Hamill

Publisher: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 1982122765

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 405

Running with Scissors meets Grey Gardens in this gripping, true riches-to-rags tale of a wealthy family who lost it all and the unforgettable journey of a man coming to terms with his family’s deep flaws and his own long-buried truths. “Wake up, you filthy beasts!” Wendy Hamill would shout to her children in the mornings before school. Startled from their dreams, Kirk and his two brothers couldn’t help but wonder—would they find enough food in the house for breakfast? Following a rancorous split from New York’s upper-class society, newly divorced Wendy and her three sons are exiled from the East Coast elite circle. Wendy’s middle son, Kirk, is eight when she moves the family to her native Bermuda, leaving the three young boys to fend for themselves as she chases after the highs of her old life: alcohol, a wealthy new suitor, and other indulgences. After eventually leaving his mother’s dysfunctional orbit for college in New Orleans, Kirk begins to realize how different his family and upbringing is from that of his friends and peers. Split between extreme privilege—early years living in luxury on his family’s private compound—and bare survival—rationing food and water during the height of his mother’s alcoholism—Kirk is used to keeping up appearances and burying his inconvenient truths from the world, until he’s eighteen and falls in love for the first time. A fascinating window into the life of extreme privilege and a powerful story of self-acceptance, Filthy Beasts recounts Kirk’s unforgettable journey through luxury hotels and charity stores, private enclaves and public shame as he confronts his family’s many imperfections, accepts his unconventional childhood, and finally comes to terms with his own hidden secrets.

The Poets Beasts

In Byron“ So when the lion quits his fell repast , Next prowls the wolf , the filthy
jackal last : Flesh , limbs , and blood , the former make their own , The last , poor
brute , securely gnaws the bone . ” Its voice chiefly attracts the poets . Crime has
a ...

Author: Philip Stewart Robinson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Animals

Page: 356

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Roald Dahl

The first edition of Dirty Beasts, with Rosemary Fawcett's illustrations, had a less
smooth passage. To one British critic, Russell Davies, “the buzz of misanthropy
from Roald Dahl grows stronger.”38 Candida Lycett Green rightly said there was
 ...

Author: Jeremy Treglown

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504038592

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 322

View: 430

A New York Times Notable Book: A revealing look at the famous twentieth-century children’s author who brought us The BFG and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Few writers have had the enduring cultural influence of Roald Dahl, who inspired generations of loyal readers. Acclaimed biographer Jeremy Treglown cuts no corners in humanizing this longstanding immortal of juvenile fiction. Roald Dahl explores this master of children’s literature from childhood—focusing a tight lens on the relationship between Dahl and his mother, who lovingly referred to him as “Apple”—through to his death. Treglown deftly navigates Dahl’s time as a fighter pilot in the Royal Air Force, exploring how the experience transformed many of the beliefs that influenced the English writer’s work, including The Gremlins, which was commissioned by Walt Disney. A former editor of the Times Literary Supplement, Treglown discusses many of Dahl’s most famous works, such as James and the Giant Peach and Fantastic Mr. Fox, while also delving into his marriage to actress Patricia Neal, combing through letters and archives to show a man who could be both comic and vitriolic, thoughtful yet manipulative and irascible. Treglown highlights many of Dahl’s literary achievements as well as his breakdowns and shortcomings, presenting a very personal and telling picture of the author and the inner turmoil that crippled him. Separating the man from the myth, Treglown’s frank, intimate portrait of Dahl illuminates the contradictions within the mind of this beloved author, a man who could be both a monster and a hero. It is required reading for book lovers and film buffs alike.

Jan Wong s China

Our students are ready to go home rather than be treated as dirty beasts." In fact,
the Chinese treated their own people like dirty beasts. In every facet of life,
Beijing divided - and subdivided - people by race and passport. In the Maoist
1970s, ...

Author: Jan Wong

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

ISBN: 0385674406

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 292

As the fiftieth anniversary of the People's Republic of China approaches on October 1, 1999, Jan Wong reflects on her body of work as a foreign correspondent there. Despite the fact that everything is changing, she discovers that not much really changes, and what she wrote several years ago about love, work and living still holds, as do the conflicts over who rules, who survives, and who gets the bigger slice of Peking Duck. From a peasant tax revolt through the new consumerism (ads on television!) to the closeted world of Chinese gays, Jan Wong's China is a highly personal account of a country in transition. Its perspective is shaped by the author's six-year reporting stint, her life in Beijing in the '70s as a student and a Maoist, and her return visit to China in the spring of 1999. Employing humour and behind-the-scenes detail, Jan Wong brilliantly weaves her adventures into a rich journalistic tapestry.

Fairy Tales Far and Near

your impudence , " says the weaver , “ would no place serve you but that , you
dirty beasts ? " And with that , being altogether crooked - tempered at the time ,
he lifted his hand and he made one great slam at the dish of stirabout , and killed
no ...

Author: Arthur Quiller-Couch

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Children

Page: 192

View: 247


Twenty Years Among Our Hostile Indians

The latter werorkulking beasts and sitting at a safe distance from the camp ,
would utter such unearthly howls that one pot ... know the habits of these
miserable animals , I fancy they would discard them at once ; for the dirty beasts
crawled into ...

Author: James Lee Humfreville

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Indians of North America

Page: 480

View: 754


The Complete Works of Thomas Brooks

God hath long since resolved upon it , that no unclean beasts shall enter into
heaven , that no dirty dogs shall ever trample upon that ... 28 ; and therefore
certainly there will be no room in heaven for such filthy beasts as unholy persons
are .

Author: Thomas Brooks

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Puritans

Page:

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A Taste of Crimson

They are dirty beasts, but that is the way of it. We will throw the dogs a bone,
Michael. Throw them a bone, and watch them lick our fingers. “Throw them a
bone,” Michael murmured. He pressed his tongue against fang, tasted sweet
blood.

Author: Marjorie M. Liu

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062013289

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 989

“Readers of early Laurell K. Hamilton, Charlaine Harris, and the best thrillers out there should try Liu now.” —Publishers Weekly “Anyone who loves my work should love [Lui’s].” —Christina Feehan Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Marjorie M. Liu’s magnificent Dirk and Steele novels are the gold standard of paranormal romance fiction. Stepping briefly away from her unique detective agency of shapeshifters, psychics, and extraordinary beings, Lui enters the dangerous shadows of Crimson City with A Taste of Crimson. Set in a dark and twisted version of Los Angeles—a “City of Angels” from which the angels have long since fled—A Taste of Crimson has a beautiful creature of the night teaming up with an enemy, a slayer, to get to the root of an impending catastrophe that threatens to shatter a tentative peace between humans, vampires and werewolves. A breathtaking blend of sensuous romance with superior urban fantasy in the bestselling vein of Jeaniene Frost and Nalini Singh, A Taste of Crimson is a satisfying feast for every paranormal fan. Perhaps Booklist put it best: “If you have yet to add Liu to your must-read list, you’re doing yourself a disservice.”

Tales from the Masnavi

aHow. longshall we bear this injustice?« The other beasts answered him, ...
always saidthe promiseofthose dirty beasts wouldprove worthless and futile and
would come to nothing. Their finephrases have madea proper monkey of me ...

Author: A. J Arberry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136776648

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 989

The Masnavi of Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207-1273), a massive poem of some 25,000 rhyming couplets, by common consent ranks among the world's greatest masterpieces of religious literature. The material which makes up the Masnavi is divisible into two different categories: theoretical discussion of the principal themes of Sufi mystical life and doctrine, and stories of fables intended to illustrarte those themes as they arise. This selection of tales is the most accessible introduction to this giant epic for the non-perisan reader.

Climb to the Sky

Oh, those dirty beasts! If he gothis hands on one, he would cut itsthroat. Thescars
fromtheirbites still blistered his flesh. The marks oftheir fangs had become forever
embedded in his body as in his memory. He wouldnot forget his cutlass!

Author: Suzanne Dracius-Pinalie

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813933196

Category: Fiction

Page: 199

View: 238

Climb to the Sky collects a novella and eight stories by one of the most celebrated and versatile French Caribbean writers, Suzanne Dracius. Set in the author’s native Martinique and spanning the twentieth century, these narratives display a powerful grasp of the individual set against an often violent history. The multi-generational novella "Her Destiny on Climb to the Sky Street" opens with the gripping account of a runaway slave’s survival of disease and abuse aboard a slave ship and concludes with his descendant, a young woman living in a post-abolition world whose life of abuse and torture by her employers nonetheless resembles that of a slave. In "Sweat, Sugar, and Blood," a woman held captive by her husband in their home must choose between safe ignorance and dangerous knowledge. Other stories, such as "Chlorophyllian Creation" and "Written in Lime Juice," convey the intimacy and directness of autobiographical essays. Each of Dracius’s heroines achieves a transcendental experience through her own imagination and will, whether she is escaping natural catastrophe (such as the eruption of Mount Pelée), enduring jail time under interrogation by the national police, or coping with the ennui of life in a bourgeois home. Although the results of these historical, natural, or existential circumstances are unpredictable, what unites these women is deliverance. CARAF: Caribbean and African Literature Translated from the French

Guardian Angel and Other Stories

It turns men into dirty beasts with no respect for women , no respect for civilization
, and no respect for the conscience that has been put into us by God and kept in
us through generations of honest , decent , Anglo - Saxon people . The time was
 ...

Author: Margery Latimer

Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 9780935312133

Category: Fiction

Page: 246

View: 860

Nine stories deal with the desperate and struggling individuals, couples, and families of America's small towns of the twenties and thirties

Glimpses of Irish Industries

Other beasts toil and moil for their ungrateful masters , as if they had immortal
souls and wanted to gain heaven by their good works . The pig eats and drinks
because to ... But , he is such a dirty beast ! Well , what provision is made for his ...

Author: John Bowles Daly

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Industries

Page: 235

View: 581


Children s Literature Review

Everyone get their just desserts in Dirty Beasts and Rosemary Fawcett ' s vividly
coloured and splendidly shocking pictures emphasize this . Horror - struck
children with bulging eyes hang on to their equally terrified teddies while greedy
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Author:

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Category: Children's literature

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Belgravia

A stubborn , ugly , dirty , gluttonous , discontented , quarrelsome swine is the
poets ' pig . ... The filthy beasts , that never chew the cud , Still grunt , and squeak
, and sing their troublous song : And oft they plunge themselves the mire among ...

Author:

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Belgravia a London magazine conducted by M E Braddon

A stubborn , ugly , dirty , gluttonous , discontented , quarrelsome swine is the
poets ' pig . ... of mud , · An herd of bristly swine is prick ' d along ; The filthy
beasts , that never chew the cud , Still grunt , and squeak , and sing their
troublous song .

Author: Belgravia

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 2

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Talking Animals in British Children s Fiction 1786 1914

Examples would be Hugh Lofting ' s Dr Dolittle books , P . L . Travers ' Mary
Poppins series , Roald Dahl ' s Magic Finger and Dirty Beasts , and Richard
Adams ' Watership Down ( see pp . 42 , 59 , 130 , 152 above ) . Watership Down ,
read in ...

Author: Tess Cosslett

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754636564

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 205

View: 630

Nineteenth-century scholars, children's literature specialists, and historians of science and childhood will engage with Tess Cosslett's examination of nineteenth-century debates about the human and animal in children's stories such as Black Beauty, Beaut

Italian Women in Black Dresses

... him and would follow him wherever he went , its tail wagging . My mother , who
thought cats were dirty beasts who shouldn't be allowed inside , chased the cat
with the broom , cursing him in Italian , when she saw the cat sitting on the sofa .

Author: Maria M. Gillan

Publisher: Guernica Editions

ISBN: 9781550711561

Category: Poetry

Page: 142

View: 439

Written to read like a memoir, this collection of poetry details the life of a family across generations and provides a moving and haunting portrait of the Italian mother who is the center around which this family revolves. But this is much more than a story about ethnicity; it transcends any single identity and explores instead the many ways in which people learn to identify themselves.

Against the Grain

... Giant Peach ( 1961 ) , the nasty Or maybe he just wanted to draw diminutive
danc - trickery of The Twits ( 1980 ) and the menacing mening Oompa - Loompas
. agerie of Dirty Beasts ( 1983 ) . morous Cri IL TAU wood Presumably rejected as
 ...

Author: Bhob Stewart

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing

ISBN: 9781893905238

Category: Art

Page: 336

View: 457

Bhob Stewart's long-awaited Against the Grain: Mad Artist Wallace Wood is the definitive book ever produced on the career of one of science fiction and comics' finest artists. In addition to a remarkable memoir of life at the Wood Studio, former Wood associate Bhob Stewart also provides a biographical portrait, tracing Wood's life from Minnesota to Manhattan while exploring the humorous spirit, dark detours, and psychological twists of a gifted maverick who often went against the grain. From childhood drawings and ambitious teenage samples to an endless parade of pages for a variety of publishers - Avon, EC, Fox, Marvel, Warren, and more - plus illustrations for Galaxy Science Fiction, this is the most stunning display of Wood art ever assembled. Many of the artists and writers who knew Wood personally have also contributed articles and essays, making this book a huge compendium of imaginative art, insights and critical commentary. Bill Pearson, executor of the Wood Estate, has made available rare drawings directly from Wood's own files, while noted art collector Roger Hill, an authority on artists of the EC era, provides a wealth of obscure, previously unpublished Wood drawings and paintings.