David Fuller - Author

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David Fuller has been a screenwriter for 25 years, and he spent eight years researching this novel, research that led to the discovery that one of his own ancestors fought in the Civil War and was a slave owner.

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Other books by David Fuller

Alfie Jones and a Crisis of Confidence

Alfie Jones and a Crisis of Confidence

Author: David Fuller Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/06/2018

Blake's Heroic Argument

Blake's Heroic Argument

Author: David Fuller Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/02/2017

First published in 1988, this book is a study of all Blake's work in illuminated printing. It traces in particular, the development of his ideas on politics, religion, sexuality, and the imagination. There are substantial sections on some of Blake's best-known works, including the Marriage of Heaven and Hell, and the Songs of Innocence and Experience, and full critical essays on the Four Zoas and Jerusalem. The book describes the historical contexts of Blake's work, and sets it in relation to the political controversies of his age as these are reflected in the writings of Burke, Paine and Mary Wollstonecraft. It discusses the relationships of text and design in Blake, the characteristic verbal textures and rhythms of his longer poems, some influences on his thought, and developing structure of his personal myth and its relationship to other mythologies. The opening chapter discusses areas of fundamental disagreement with some of the main approaches to Blake whilst the final chapter discusses literary theory and the practice of criticism, arguing for an open and explicit involvement of personal experience and values and a more creative use of form in critical writing.

The Protestant Reformation and the Book of Common Prayer: A Liturgical Study

The Protestant Reformation and the Book of Common Prayer: A Liturgical Study

Author: David Fuller Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/04/2016

A liturgical study of the Anglican Book of Common Prayer and its creation and amendments during the Protestant Reformation

Alfie Jones and the Big Decision

Alfie Jones and the Big Decision

Author: David Fuller Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/12/2015

Blake's Heroic Argument

Blake's Heroic Argument

Author: David Fuller Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/08/2015

First published in 1988, this book is a study of all Blake's work in illuminated printing. It traces in particular, the development of his ideas on politics, religion, sexuality, and the imagination. There are substantial sections on some of Blake's best-known works, including the Marriage of Heaven and Hell, and the Songs of Innocence and Experience, and full critical essays on the Four Zoas and Jerusalem. The book describes the historical contexts of Blake's work, and sets it in relation to the political controversies of his age as these are reflected in the writings of Burke, Paine and Mary Wollstonecraft. It discusses the relationships of text and design in Blake, the characteristic verbal textures and rhythms of his longer poems, some influences on his thought, and developing structure of his personal myth and its relationship to other mythologies. The opening chapter discusses areas of fundamental disagreement with some of the main approaches to Blake whilst the final chapter discusses literary theory and the practice of criticism, arguing for an open and explicit involvement of personal experience and values and a more creative use of form in critical writing.

Sundance A Novel

Sundance A Novel

Author: David Fuller Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/06/2015

Out of the Mouth

Out of the Mouth

Author: David Fuller Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/05/2014

A selection of sermons for the Christian Year, preached between 2001 and 2011 by Scottish Episcopal Church Licensed Lay Reader, David Fuller

Alfie Jones and a Test of Character

Alfie Jones and a Test of Character

Author: David Fuller Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/07/2012

The Life in the Sonnets

The Life in the Sonnets

Author: David Fuller Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/02/2011

Current norms of literary criticism tend to ignore ways in which literary experiences relate to life experience, and some ways in which literary experiences can be intensified and deepened. In this vibrant and controversial book, David Fuller seeks to recover the life in Shakespeare's sonnets, arguing that feeling and emotion, often ignored in criticism, should be central. He offers two ways of attempting this - first engaging with the poems through kinds of feeling fundamental to the young man sequence as presented in other kinds of writing and art - philosophy (Plato), poetry and visual art (Michelangelo), fiction (Mann), music (Britten), and film (Jarman). He then discusses reading the poems aloud, showing that dwelling in the words without translating them into other terms brings out their beauty and expressivity, and leads to fuller understanding of their form, structure, and meaning.

The Life in the Sonnets

The Life in the Sonnets

Author: David Fuller Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2011

This is a passionately argued account of the value of experience and emotion in reading Shakespeare's sonnets and of the importance of reading poetry aloud. Current norms of literary criticism and education tend to ignore the ways in which literary experiences relate to life experience, and some of the ways in which literary experiences themselves can be intensified and deepened. In this vibrant and controversial book, David Fuller seeks to recover the life in Shakespeare's sonnets, arguing that, although feeling and emotion are often ignored in criticism, they should be central to literary experience. He offers two ways of attempting this - first engaging with the poems through the kinds of feeling that are fundamental to the young man sequence as these are presented in other kinds of writing and art - philosophy, poetry, visual art, fiction, music, and film. He then discusses how reading the poems aloud can offer one of the best ways of fully participating in properly engaged reading, showing that dwelling in the words without translating them into other terms allows us to bring out their beauty and expressivity, and ultimately to come to fuller understandings of their form, structure, and meaning. Shakespeare Now! is a series of short books that engage imaginatively and often provocatively with the possibilities of Shakespeare's plays. It goes back to the source - the most living language imaginable - and recaptures the excitement, audacity and surprise of Shakespeare. It will return you to the plays with opened eyes.

Sweetsmoke

Sweetsmoke

Author: David Fuller Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2010

The American Civil War is in full flame, and tobacco plantation slave Cassius Howard finds he must risk everything to learn the brutal truth concerning the murder of Emoline Justice, the freed black woman who secretly taught him to read and who once saved his life.Against an epic backdrop and with fleeting moments of redemptive passion, Sweetsmoke captures brilliantly the daily indignities and harrowing losses suffered by slaves, as well as the turmoil of a country waging countless wars within itself, and the lives of myriad people fighting for freedom.

Sweetsmoke

Sweetsmoke

Author: David Fuller Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2008

The year is 1862, and the Civil War rages through the South. On a Virginia tobacco plantation, another kind of battle soon begins. "e;A fascinating and gripping novel about the Civil War. The slave, Cassius Howard, is a great fictional character, and his story is part mystery, part love story, and a harrowing portrait of slavery that reads with the immense power of the slave narratives."e; --Pat Conroy, author of Beach Music and South of Broad "e;David Fuller vividly and movingly describes the life of Cassius, a slave on a Virginia tobacco plantation. Meticulously researched and beautifully written, Sweetsmoke resonates with unforgettable characters, and is a gripping story of loss and survival."e; --Robert Hicks, author of The Widow of the South "e;Fuller works hard to give us a mid-19th century world that feels authentic, from small details . . . to the larger sprawl of the plantation . . . captivating."e; --The New York Times Book Review "e;The plot unfolds at a brisk pace, and Fuller does an especially good job with the battle scenes . . . Cassius, who has never drawn a single breath as a free man, is a compelling character from the start. Sweetsmoke is a well-imagined and researched novel of survival and courage."e; --Atlanta Journal-Constitution "e;Featuring slave traders, smugglers and spies, the novel transports us to a chilling milieu in which human beings are humiliated, and the slaves have a forlorn hope of freedom, decency and dignity . . . Sweetsmoke haunts us long after the final page is turned."e; --Tennessean.com

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