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The Glamour of Strangeness

The Glamour of Strangeness Book
Author : Jamie James
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release : 2016-08-09
ISBN : 0374711321
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the early days of steamship travel, artists stifled by the culture of their homelands fled to islands, jungles, and deserts in search of new creative and emotional frontiers. Their flight inspired a unique body of work that doesn't fit squarely within the Western canon, yet may be some of the most original statements we have about the range and depth of the artistic imagination. Focusing on six principal subjects, Jamie James locates "a lost national school" of artists who left their homes for the unknown. There is Walter Spies, the devastatingly handsome German painter who remade his life in Bali; Raden Saleh, the Javanese painter who found fame in Europe; Isabelle Eberhardt, a Russian-Swiss writer who roamed the Sahara dressed as an Arab man; the American experimental filmmaker Maya Deren, who went to Haiti and became a committed follower of voodoo. From France, Paul Gauguin left for Tahiti; and Victor Segalen, a naval doctor, poet, and novelist, immersed himself in classical Chinese civilization in imperial Peking. In The Glamour of Strangeness, James evokes these extraordinary lives in portraits that bring the transcultural artist into sharp relief. Drawing on his own career as a travel writer and years of archival research uncovering previously unpublished letters and journals, James creates a penetrating study of the powerful connection between art and the exotic.

Seven Pillars of Wisdom

Seven Pillars of Wisdom Book
Author : T.E. Lawrence,General Press
Publisher : GENERAL PRESS
Release : 2021-05-07
ISBN : 9390492858
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Seven Pillars of Wisdom is a memoir of the soldier known as 'Lawrence of Arabia.’ Lawrence is a fascinating and controversial figure and his talent as a vivid and imaginative writer shines through on every page of his masterpiece. ‘Seven Pillars of Wisdom’ written between 1919 and 1926, is an extraordinary tale of action, politics and adventure. The story describes heroism through instances of war by a man who not only shaped events but was molded by them. The genre of the book can be related to many broad subjects like political history, military strategy, pathology or travel story. Lawrence, known as the defender of the empire, had found war in the Arab world and a long-lasting sideline to the War to End All Wars. This war produced more war during the time, in which, along with many other eminent writers, Lawrence was also involved. Seven Pillars of Wisdom provides a unique portrait of this extraordinary man and an insight into the birth of the Arab nation.

Foreign Missions of an American Prosecutor

Foreign Missions of an American Prosecutor Book
Author : John Hailman
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release : 2019-08-02
ISBN : 1496823974
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In his fifth book, John Hailman recounts the adventures and misadventures he experienced during a lifetime of international travel. From Oman to Indonesia, from sandstorms and food poisoning to gangsters and at least one jealous husband, Hailman explores the cultures and court systems of faraway countries. The international story begins in Paris as a young Hailman, a student at La Sorbonne, experiences the romance and excitement one expects from the City of Lights. Years later Hailman returns to France, to Interpol Headquarters in Lyon where he received his international law certificate from the National School for Magistrates. Traveling the world as a representative for the US Justice Department, Hailman encountered criminals and conspiracies, including a plot in Ossetia, Georgia, to hijack his helicopter and kidnap him. From his time as a prosecutor are tales of three very different Islamic cultures in the colorful societies and legal systems of Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco. Hailman also travels to the chaotic world of the former Soviet Union where, at the time of his visit, a new world of old countries was trying to rediscover independent pasts. He explores the tiny country of Moldova and the beautiful and picturesque Republic of Georgia, and visits Russia during the brief period democracy was flowering and the nation was experimenting with a new jury trial system. Viewing his adventures through the lens of laws and customs, Hailman is able to give unique insight to the countries he visits. With each new adventure in Foreign Missions of an American Prosecutor, John Hailman shares his passion for travel and his fascination with other cultures.

Expats

Expats Book
Author : Christopher Dickey
Publisher : Atlantic Monthly Press
Release : 1994-02
ISBN : 9780871134639
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A chronicle of travels in the Middle East focuses on modern expatriates, displaced Westerners who have discovered their niches in and around the Persian Gulf amid a political climate of fear

Gender and the Interpretation of Classical Myth

Gender and the Interpretation of Classical Myth Book
Author : Lillian Doherty
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2015-03-02
ISBN : 1472502396
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Myths reflect, reinforce, and sometimes subvert gender ideologies and so have an influence in the 'real world'. This is true in the present no less than when the Greek and Roman myths were created. The struggles to redefine gender roles and identities in our own time are inevitably reflected in our interpretations and retellings of these classical myths. Using the new lenses provided by gender studies and diverse forms of feminism, Lillian Doherty re-examines some of the major approaches to myth interpretation in the twentieth century: psychological, ritualist, 'charter', structuralist and folklorist. She also explores 'popular' uses of classical mythology - from television and comic books to the evocation of goddesses in Jungian psychology.

Miss Meredith

Miss Meredith Book
Author : Amy Levy
Publisher : DigiCat
Release : 2022-06-02
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Miss Meredith" is a must-read for classic romantic fiction fans. It is a charming love novel set in Pisa, Italy. It tells about a young couple in love that is so honest and sincere that they decide to get engaged a week after acquaintance. The main characters have to pass through turmoil and take life lessons to continue living happily.

My Friend Monica

My Friend Monica Book
Author : Jane Duncan
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Release : 2015-08-27
ISBN : 1447297644
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bursting into Janet Sandison's life at the moment of her marriage to 'Twice' Alexander comes the mercurial, red-haired Monica who hits post-war Scotland like a tornado. Through Monica, Janet and Twice find the charming row of old cottages that becomes their home-and incidentally Monica's too, since she decides to move in with them. At a time when Janet most needs help, Monica is there. But why should she have set her cap at Twice?

Against wind and tide by Holme Lee

Against wind and tide  by Holme Lee Book
Author : Harriet Parr
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1859
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Seven Pillars of Wisdom

Seven Pillars of Wisdom Book
Author : T.E. Lawrense
Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
Release : 2020-03-30
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Seven Pillars of Wisdom is an unusual and rich work. It is also a memoir of the soldier known as “Lawrence of Arabia”, while serving as a liaison officer with rebel forces during the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Turks of 1916 to 1918. It encompasses an account of the Arab Revolt alongside general Middle Eastern and military history, politics, adventure and drama. The book was adapted into the film Lawrence of Arabia (1962).

The Poetics of the Kunstlerinroman and the Aesthetics of the Sublime

The Poetics of the Kunstlerinroman and the Aesthetics of the Sublime Book
Author : Evy Varsamopoulou
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-02-06
ISBN : 1351726544
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This title was first published in 2002: This study of the poetics of the Romantic K nstlerinroman (female artist novel) brings to the foreground its salient metafictional discourse on the aesthetics of the sublime, ever since its beginnings in Madame de Sta l's "Corinne ou L'Italie". The book presents detailed readings of H.D.'s "Palimpsest", Christa Wolf's "Nachdenken ber Christa T." and Marguerite Duras' "L'Amant" in a dialogue with Kant, Freud, Lacan, Cixous, Derrida and other philosophers, theorists, literary critics and writers. Each novel is explored in terms of its generic affiliations, its reflections on the role of literature and the writer in society and its aesthetic discourse on the sublime. The book stages an inquiry into the relation between genre, the sublime, gender and literary history from which emerge insights into the conditions of subjectivity underlying the experience and communication of the sublime.

The Glamour of the Earth

The Glamour of the Earth Book
Author : George Albemarle Bertie Dewar
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1904
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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European

European Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1954
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The European

The European Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1954
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Adventures of Maya the Bee Waldemar Bonsels

The Adventures of Maya the Bee   Waldemar Bonsels Book
Author : Waldemar Bonsels
Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
Release : 2021-06-15
ISBN : 3985947635
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Adventures of Maya the Bee by Waldemar BonselsA little bee is born in a large and busy hive. At that time, the hive is going through a period of unrest and there are fears that it will become subdivided into separate colonies. The little new-born, Maya, is under the care of a strict but loving teacher. One day, driven by curiosity and rebellion, Maya escapes from the safe environs of the hive and flies into the forest. Here, she encounters all sorts of interesting, exciting, frightening and funny things. The Adventures of Maya the Bee is the story of the intriguing days that follow.While she echoed the romantic natural themes of her times, her style was much more free and irregular, causing many to criticize her and editors to correct her. In the early 20th century, when poetic style had become much looser, new audiences learned to appreciate her work. Here collected are many of her most contemplative, most rebellious, and dark works, expressing her frustrations with the behavioral confines of her times, and the confines of being human and unknowing of eternity.Anthony Hope, or Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins, to give his real name, was an extremely prolific British novelist and playwright. However, he is almost always associated only with his most famous book, The Prisoner of Zenda, published in 1893. He did write one sequel entitled Rupert of Hentzau in 1894. The amazing success of the books allowed him to retire and devote himself to writing full time. Readers thoroughly enjoyed the fast-paced style of writing, the witty and irreverent young hero and the touch of tragedy at the end of both books. Hope went on to write several books of historical fiction, set in various European kingdoms, both big and small.Besides novels, Alger wrote poetry, essays and articles for various magazines. His work in rehabilitation and assistance to the underprivileged kids of New York is well-known. He left several unfinished books which were completed according to his last will and testament by Edward Stratemeyer, the creator of the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew series.The story sets into motion when a young shepherd boy discovers a dragon residing in a cave near his family home and village. Having read many stories concerning dragons, the young boy has adopted an open-minded attitude toward the feared creature, and quickly befriends the dragon. Moreover, the dragon demonstrates a love for poetry which confirms his intelligence and civility, and also gives an account of his life. However, the townspeople soon learn of the dragons dwelling and things quickly escalate, as they perceive him as a danger to them all and a problem that needs to be dealt with accordingly. Although the young boy welcomes him with open arms, the townspeople, on the other hand, are not convinced of its harmless intentions and unanimously agree that the beast should be vanquished. Subsequently, St. George arrives and is appointed the task of ridding the town of its unwelcome guest. So, St. George, the dragon, and the shepherd boy are thrown into a thrilling predicament, as they must join forces and come up with a solution that will fulfill everyones wishes.This ebook include the original and unabridged content.

THE ADVENTURES OF MAYA THE BEE teaching children that all actions and decisions have consequences

THE ADVENTURES OF MAYA THE BEE   teaching children that all actions and decisions have consequences Book
Author : Waldemar Bonsels
Publisher : Abela Publishing Ltd
Release : 2018-11-15
ISBN : 8829543004
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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These stories and adventures revolve around a little bee named Maya and her friends Willy the bee, Flip the grasshopper, Mrs. Cassandra (Maya's teacher), and many other insects and other creatures. The book follows Maya's development from an adventurous youngster to a responsible adult. Written by Waldemar Bonsels, translated by Adele Seltzer and illustrated by Homer Boss with 4 fill page colour plates and 33 in text Pen and Ink vignettes. The moral of this book teaches children about the consequences of their decisions, as well as the consequences their actions, and inaction. Maya is a bee born in a bee hive during a time of internal unrest: the hive is dividing itself into two new colonies. Maya is raised by her teacher, Mrs. Cassandra. Despite Mrs. Cassandra's warnings, Maya wants to explore the wide world and commits the unforgivable crime of leaving the hive and is exiled. During her adventures, Maya befriends other insects and braves dangers with them. In the climax of the book, Maya is taken prisoner by hornets, the bees' sworn enemies. Prisoner of the hornets, Maya learns of a hornet plan to attack her native hive. Maya is faced with the decision to either return to hive and suffer her due punishment, saving the hive, or leaving the plan unannounced, saving herself but destroying the hive. After long consideration of her options, she makes the decision to return. On her return she announces the coming attack and is unexpectedly pardoned. The forewarned bees triumph over the hornet attack force. Maya, becomes a heroine of the hive and becomes a teacher like Mrs. Cassandra which allows her to share her experiences and wisdom with future generations. ============ KEYWORDS/TAGS: fairy tales, folklore, myths, legends, children’s stories, childrens stories,bygone era, fairydom, kingdom, ethereal, fairy land, classic stories, children’s bedtime stories, childrens books, happy place, happiness, laughter, Hive, woodland, garden, acrobat, air, alois, battle, bee, Bobbie, Bobbie, body, bug, butterfly, Cassandra, child, die, dragon-fly, Effie, eyes, first flight, flew, flower, fly, fortress, Fridolin, frog, golden, grass, great, Hannibal, head, heart, hornets, house of the rose, joy, ladybird, lake, legs, little, lost, lovely, Loveydear, Maya, moral, moonlight, people, poet, Puck, queen, sentinel, shake, shine, spider, sprite, sun, the sprite, web, wings, wonders, world of insects

How to Live What To Do

How to Live  What To Do  Book
Author : Josh Cohen
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2021-02-11
ISBN : 1473561256
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What can Alice in Wonderland teach us about childhood? Could reading Conversations with Friends guide us through first love? Does Esther Greenwood’s glittering success and subsequent collapse in The Bell Jar help us understand ambition? And, finally, what can we learn about death from Virginia Woolf? Literature matters. Not only does it provide escapism and entertainment, but it also holds a mirror up to our lives to show us aspects of ourselves we may not have seen or understood. From jealousy to grief, fierce love to deep hatred, our inner lives become both stranger and more familiar when we explore them through fiction. Josh Cohen, a psychoanalyst and Professor of Modern Literary Theory, delves deep into the inner lives of the most memorable and vivid characters in literature. His analysis of figures such as Jay Gatsby and Mrs Dalloway offers insights into the greatest questions about the human experience, ones that we can all learn from. He walks us through the different stages of existence, from childhood to old age, showing that literature is much more than a refuge from the banality and rigour of everyday life – through the experiences of its characters, it can show us ways to be wiser, more open and more self-aware.

T E Lawrence Symposium Proceedings

T E  Lawrence Symposium Proceedings Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1988
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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South by Thunderbird

South by Thunderbird Book
Author : Hudson Strode
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1945
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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About 70 pages have been added to cover South American history from 1937 to 1945.

The Real America in Romance The golden quest the age of conquest 1506 1547

The Real America in Romance      The golden quest  the age of conquest  1506 1547 Book
Author : Edwin Markham
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1909
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Real America in Romance

The Real America in Romance Book
Author : Edwin Markham
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1912
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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