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The keening

A. LaFaye

The keening

by A. LaFaye

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Published by Milkweed Editions in Minneapolis .
Written in English


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When her mother succumbs to the influenza pandemic of 1918 that devastates their small coastal town in Maine, Lyza, who envies the artistic talents of other family members, must save her eccentric father from being committed to a mental institution.

Edition Notes

StatementA. LaFaye
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ7.L1413 Ke 2010
The Physical Object
Pagination167 p. ;
Number of Pages167
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24419404M
ISBN 109781571316943, 9781571316929
LC Control Number2009040444

  An Aran Keening commemorates both the immortality of youth, in all its courage, folly and quick tenderness of heart, and the passing of a world. It is a singular addition to the literature of Aran and, in this age of two-a-penny memoirs, one of the finest works 5/5(1).   Keening is the word. I wasn't really sure at the time but it seemed to pop into my head when I heard the noise coming from the bedroom. Afterwards, I looked it up and I was right - keening - Author: Guardian Staff.

A kenning (Old Norse kenning [cʰɛnːiŋɡ], Modern Icelandic [cʰɛnːiŋk]) is a circumlocution, an ambiguous or roundabout figure of speech, used instead of an ordinary noun in Old Norse, Old English, and later Icelandic poetry.. This list is not intended to be comprehensive. Kennings for a particular character are listed in that character's article. For example, the Odin article links to. In this book he describes the ancient Irish singing style called ‘Caoineadh’ or in English ‘Keening’. The English term is derived from the Irish and has been used to describe mournful cries of people all over the world. Recently keening has most particularly been attributed to Iraqi women lamenting the deaths occurring from the war there.

THE KEENING was a fast read. I enjoyed how LaFaye set the story in Maine around the time of the flu epidemic, as it gave the story some historical context. I also enjoyed her descriptions of the sea. The water seemed to be very important to both Lyza and her father. I was also surprised when Pater's secret was revealed - I had not seen that coming.5/5(1).   The Keening by A. LaFaye is a haunting story in more ways than one. First there’s the spirit that Lyza feels in her home the day a funeral passes by outside. Then there are all the sicknesses and deaths that visit the people in her Maine village.


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The Keening by A. LaFaye is a rich mixture of historical fiction and paranormal. LaFaye takes readers into a world of secrets, sickness, and the unexplained. Lyza is a young girl in when she watches the fever plague the people of The keening book town/5.

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I need a sentence for help me. The Keening is a nice novel for a lazy Sunday afternoon. It is the story of a family who have to leave Scotland and find a new home for themselves. They have to fight poverty, illness, and other hardships, but they fight for their family fiercly.

The story is well written, but it was a little too slow for my taste/5. The writing in The Keening is full of amazing imagery. The author captures the essence of Maine right down to the cold winter breeze coming in from the ocean.

It's incredibly easy to imagine yourself as part of Lyza's world. Lyza's tough and quite a likable heroine. There's a paranormal aspect to the story that I think many teens will love/5(12).

Mourning the loss of the keening tradition in Ireland Tuesday, Aug BBC presenter Marie-Louise Muir used her own experience of grief while exploring the.

Keening definition, the act of a person who keens. See more. The Paperback of the The Keening by A.

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Learn : Milkweed Editions. Keening and a form of death wailing is found in indigenous cultures from Europe to the Americas and throughout Australia, Africa and Asia. In some traditions there is a form of wordless cry but in others there is a recounting of the persons deeds and traits; a plea at times and perhaps an attempt to sing a scar upon the memory of those left.

Keening and a form of death wailing is found in indigenous cultures from Europe to the Americas and throughout Australia, Africa and Asia. In some traditions there is a form of wordless cry but in others there is a recounting of the persons deeds and traits; a plea at times and perhaps an attempt to sing a scar upon the memory of those left.

The Keening Wake The Keening Tradition. Keening was a vocal ritual artform, performed at the wake or graveside in mourning of the dead.

Keens are said to have contained raw unearthly emotion, spontaneous word, repeated motifs, crying and elements of song.

The word keening originates from the Gaelic caoineadh meaning “crying”. The keening. Jean Toomer’s Odd, Keening “A Drama of the Southwest” The strange but promising unproduced play, fromchronicles the writer’s time at the Taos art colony, in New : Vinson Cunningham.

Carl must find out before time runs out, and the sound of a shrill keening threatens to destroy both realities. Limited to signed and numbered mini-hardcover copies.

Search. Search by author name or title of book: Browse by Author. Browse our titles by author last name then first name. This book is Horror and the way Tia reads some of the dark parts adds to the creepiness of the situation.

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Get this from a library. Keening. [A LaFaye] -- Born into a family with artistry in their fingers, Lyza laments that her only talent is carving letters into wood.

That is until her life is turned upside down when her mother succumbs to the. The Keening. Written by A. LaFaye Review by Trudi E. Jacobson. Lyza’s father is not like other fathers. He doesn’t speak much, and he has to be coaxed to eat when he is in the throes of sculpting and carving.

He doesn’t seem terribly attached to the workaday world. The Keening takes you to a rapidly changing Scotland and into the lives of the MacLean family. Her vivid depictions of life and landscape on the Isle of Mull and in urbanizing and industrializing Scotland allow you to be swept away by her story.

An Aran Keening is a limpidly written memoir of that time, a celebration of the island and its people, a lament for a way of life that was infused with a deep sadness then and has vanished altogether now." "An Aran Keening tells of a time before electricity and landing strips, a time of real poverty for many.

An Aran Keening is a limpidly written memoir of that time, a celebration of the island and its people, a lament for a way of life that was infused with a deep sadness then and has vanished altogether now. An Aran Keening tells of a time before electricity and landing strips, a time of real poverty for many.

An Aran Keening is a richly lyrical memoir of that time, a celebration of the island and its people, a lament for a way of life that was infused with a deep sadness then and that no longer exists.

Based closely on a contemporary journal and on letters home - which are quoted at length, and which show the author Price Range: $ - $. The well known custom so long used in this country, of keening, or lamenting over the dead, is of the most remote antiquity.

History informs us, that it was known to the Greeks and Romans, who, however, seem to have borrowed it from the Eastern nations, among whom probably it had its origin; and from the Scriptures we learn that it was practised among the Israelites.Book Review Caointe agus Seancheolta Eile – Keening and other Old Irish Musics.

By Breandán Ó Madagáin. Indreabhán, Conamara: Cló Iar-Chonnachta. In .Born into an artistic and eccentric family, Lyza laments that her only talent is carving letters into wood. At least, that is, until the devastating loss of her mother during the pandemic of When her unconventional father begins to prepare for the return of his dead wife, Lyza must rely on an undiscovered talent to save him and find her own path.