There are books galore for expectant mothers but just a grubby handful for their male companions. Finally this void is filled. "Peanut" tells the touching and hilarious story of one man's journey from dilettante to daddy, exploring all of the doubts, miststeps, misconceptions, exhilaration, and pride along the way. A memoir of a normal first pregnancy, normal but for the parents, grandparents, doctors, and pets involved.
Begun in 1939, barely four months after the close of the Spanish Civil War, these poems by the Nobel Laureate poet Vicente Aleixandre were written during a period of hardship and despair. In spite of his surroundings Aleixandre created the splendor of the shadow of a lost paradise that consisted of memory, nostalgia, yearning and illusion. This is the first full English version.
For over a year, Itto and Daisy have managed to stay one jump ahead of the assassins on their trail. But now the agents of Cygnat Owari have captured Itto, hoping to extract from him through torture - both physical and psychological - Daisy's hiding place.
Only Itto's captors have not reckoned with the fallout of their own actions: an operative whom they fired has located Daisy, and is setting the stage for Itto to take his revenge on his former employers...
A tale from the Arabian Nights, re-told by Laurence Housman. Illustrated with ten tipped color plates by Edmund Dulac. Reprinted also ca 1920. This original hard-cover edition forms the basis of the commonly available Project Gutenberg e-book.