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Paradise

Author:Toni MorrisonPublisher:Knopf After Toni Morrison's first public reading of Paradise, a woman rose from the pews of Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church and said: “I want to thank y…

Paradise

The Greeks used this word to denote the extensive parks and pleasure-grounds of the Persian kings. “An old word, `paradise,' which the Hebrews had borrowed from the Persians, and whic…

Paradise Regained

(in four books). The subject is the Temptation. Eve, being tempted, fell, and lost Paradise; Jesus, being tempted, resisted, and regained Paradise. (Milton.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase …

Paradise Shoots

The lign aloe; said to be the only plant descended to us from the Garden of Eden. When Adam left Paradise, it is said, he took with him a shoot of this tree, which he planted in the land wh…

Paradise of Fools

The Hindus, Mahometans, Scandinavians, and Roman Catholics have devised a place between Paradise and “Purgatory” to get rid of a theological difficulty. If there is no sin witho…

Paradise Lost

Satan rouses the panic-stricken host of fallen angels to tell them about a rumour current in Heaven of a new world about to be created. He calls a council to deliberate what should be done,…

Fool's Paradise

Unlawful pleasure, illicit love, vain hopes. Thus, in Romeo and Juliet, the Nurse says to Romeo, “If ye should lead her [Juliet] into a fool's paradise, it were a gross ... behaviour.…

Paradise Road

Director/Writer: Bruce BeresfordDirector of Photography:Peter JamesEditor:Timothy WellburnProduction Designer:Herbert PinterProducers:Sue Milliken and Greg CooteFox Searchlight; R; 110 minutes…

Return to Paradise

Director: Joseph Ruben Writers: Wesley Strick and Bruce Robinson Polygram Filmed Entertainment; R; 109 minutes Release: 8/98 …

Paradise and the Peri

The second tale in Moore's poetical romance of Lalla Rookh. The Peri laments her expulsion from Heaven, and is told she will be readmitted if she will bring to the Gate of Heaven the &#8220…