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Grand Vizier of the Night
Author: Catherine Hermary-Vieille
Publisher:
ISBN: 0704373459
Pages: 224
Year: 2014-04-30
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Over ten consecutive evenings a dying Ahmed tells the story of his old master's life. The story is so powerful and the effect on his listeners so great, Ahmed is named The Grand Vizier of the Night. Set in the Islamic Empire in 785 AD, a tale of power, war, love and religion unfolds. It begins with Arab Harun-al-Rashid becoming Caliph of the Empire. Harun soon falls in love with a Persian man, Ja'far, but is devastated to find the love is unrequited. Ja'far is in love with the Caliph's sister, Abassa. Harun allows the couple to marry, but forbids the consummation of the marriage. His order is defied and Abassa soon gives birth to twins. They have betrayed their absolute leader and will suffer the consequences.
The Cardinal
Author: Henry Morton Robinson
Publisher: The Overlook Press
ISBN: 146830643X
Pages: 560
Year: 2013-02-26
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On its first publication, The Cardinal was an immediate bestseller. A selection of the Literary Guild, it was published in more than a dozen languages and sold over two million copies. Later made into an Academy Award-nominated film directed by Otto Preminger and starring John Huston, the book tells a story that captured the nation's attention: a working-class American's rise to become a cardinal of the Catholic Church. The daily trials and triumphs of Stephen Fermoyle, from the working-class suburbs of Boston, drive him to become first a parish priest, then secretary to a cardinal, later a bishop, and finally a wearer of the Red Hat. An essential work of American fiction that is newly relevant with the ordination of New York's Timothy Dolan as cardinal, Henry Morton Robinson's novel is back in print by popular demand.
Fathers and Mothers
Author: Aldo Naouri
Publisher: Free Assn Books
ISBN: 1853437697
Pages: 218
Year: 2005
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The author's thesis is that in Western societies the father has been ejected from his central position in the family structure, and although the mother's role has been heightened, the child has now replaced the father at the top of the family pyramid, damaging the development of the child. Naouri argues that the evolution of our species gave the father a central role to play in his child's development, endowing the child with the consciousness of time, balancing the mother's natural tendency to satisfy without delay every need of a child she could scarcely imagine was no longer a part of her. Given the father's diminished role, how can today's child acquire an awareness of time? Perhaps, says Naouri, infant care must be entirely re-examined, because it was based on the recommendations of pediatricians whose bias was overly maternal.
The Alchemist
Author: Paolo Bacigalupi
Publisher: Subterranean
ISBN: 159606353X
Pages: 95
Year: 2011-01
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An alchemist determined to heal his sick daughter and save his town from a weed-like plant that feeds off magic invents a device that destroys the plant, but things start to go wrong after he shows the device to the town's mayor.
Companion to Literary Myths, Heroes and Archetypes
Author: Pierre Brunel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317387147
Pages: 1224
Year: 2015-07-30
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First published in French in 1988, and in English in 1992, this companion explores the nature of the literary myth in a collection of over 100 essays, from Abraham to Zoroaster. Its coverage is international and draws on legends from prehistory to the modern age throughout literature, whether fiction, poetry or drama. Essays on classical figures, as well as later myths, explore the origin, development and various incarnations of their subjects. Alongside entries on western archetypes, are analyses of non-European myths from across the world, including Africa, China, Japan, Latin America and India. This book will be indispensable for students and teachers of literature, history and cultural studies, as well as anyone interested in the fascinating world of mythology. A detailed bibliography and index are included. ‘The Companion provides a fine interpretive road map to Western culture’s use of archetypal stories.’ Wilson Library Review ‘It certainly is a comprehensive volume... extremely useful.’ Times Higher Education Supplement
Endpeace
Author: Jon Cleary
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0007554184
Pages: 272
Year: 2014-07-17
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ENDPEACE is a 1996 novel from award-winning Australian author Jon Cleary. It is the thirteenth book to feature Sydney detective, Scobie Malone. When Scobie attends a dinner party held by a publishing tycoon, he is called upon to find a killer when the tycoon is shot dead during the night.
Timothy Goes to School
Author: Rosemary Wells
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0140567429
Pages: 32
Year: 2000
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Timothy starts school happily, but then he meets Claude, the smartest kid and the best at everything, and Timothy is miserable until Violet becomes his friend, in a new edition of a title first published in 1981. Simultaneous.
Mr. Allbones' Ferrets
Author: Fiona Farrell
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 142996877X
Pages: 224
Year: 2009-08-04
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A young man out poaching. A beautiful maiden in a mysterious house. A perilous voyage to distant islands. A literary sensation from New Zealand, Mr. Allbones' Ferrets introduces a stunning new writer to American readers. The winner of numerous literary awards in New Zealand, Fiona Farrell is poised to capture a whole new continent of fans with this latest book. A chance encounter one night introduces our hero, Walter Allbones, to the beautiful Eugenia and her grandfather, Pitford, a natural scientist and collector of rare birds. Allbones is a ferret whisperer, so to speak, and Pitford recruits him to collect a bunch of ferrets for export. Within months of their meeting, the three embark upon a perilous voyage that will produce most dramatic and unexpected results. Mr. Allbones' Ferrets is an enchanting novel with a tender, unusual, and completely unforgettable love story at its center.
Plain Girl
Author: Arthur Miller
Publisher:
ISBN: 0413746704
Pages: 75
Year: 2000
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The Universe Explained to My Grandchildren
Author: Hubert Reeves
Publisher: Salammbo
ISBN: 0956808220
Pages: 124
Year: 2012-04-01
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When on a summer evening, astrophysicist Hubert Reeves went for a walk with his granddaughter, he was immediately assaulted by her questions: 'How big is the Universe? How far are the stars? Are there other universes like ours?'. This little book is the result of their discussion - a very clear and fulfilling explanation on where we come from and our place in the Universe. Here is a perfect occasion for everybody, and not only children, to revise their conceptions about the cosmos.
Bombay Girl
Author: Kavita Daswani
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9350299577
Pages: 464
Year: 2012-06-22
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Sohana Badshah has led a charmed existence - carefree, wealthy and from a close-knit family (at least as far she knows). And then she moves to London on a whim to pursue an interior design course, where she meets and falls passionately in love with Jagdish Sachdev - he of the compassionate heart and matchless brains. But Jag leaves her, citing irreconcilable differences between their families. Sohana returns home to the news that the business empire her grandfather had built over the years will wind up either in the hands of the highest bidder or with the grandson (but of course) who shows the most mettle. As her brothers race to inherit the business, Sohana is wooed, and her ethics and loyalties tested. In this first instalment of Kavita Daswani's trilogy, with secrets tumbling out and dramas unfolding all around her, Sohana must make up her mind about what and who she is in the scheme of things.
The Troubadour of Knowledge
Author: Michel Serres
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472065513
Pages: 166
Year: 1997
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What do we do when we raise a child, teach a student, or educate a person as a member of society? For the French philosopher Michel Serres, all of these forms of pedagogy require painful yet exhilarating departures from home and encounters with Otherness. Like a swimmer who plunges into the river's current to reach the opposite bank, the person who wishes to learn must risk a voyage from the familiar to the strange. True education, Serres writes, takes place in the fluid middle of this crossing. To be educated is to become a harlequin, a crossbreed, a hybrid of our origins--like a newborn child, complexly produced as a mixture of maternal and paternal genes, yet an independent existence, separated from the familiar and determined. In this wide-ranging meditation on learning and difference, Serres--the scientist turned epistemologist, philosopher turned moralist, reveler of being a half-breed from every point of view--explores numerous pathways in philosophy, science, and literature to argue that the best contemporary education requires knowledge of both science's general truths and literature's singular stories. He heralds a new pedagogy which claims that from the crossbreeding of the humanities and the sciences a new educational ideal can be born: the troubadour of knowledge. With his agile and poetic voice, Serres has created a meditation of precisely this pluralistic creation, deftly recognizing it as a third party bred not of orderly dialectics but of the destabilizing multiplicity of the present age. Those who know the enormous range and clarity of this thinker will welcome this latest volume translated into English by Sheila Glaser with the assistance of William Paulson. Michel Serres has taught at Clermont-Ferrand, the University of Paris VIII [Vincennes], the Sorbonne, and Stanford University, and has served as visiting professor at Johns Hopkins University. Other works of his available in English translation include Conversations on Science, Culture, and Time (with Bruno Latour), Genesis, and The Natural Contract, also published by The University of Michigan Press. Sheila Glaser is Reviews Editor of Artforum magazine. William Paulson is Professor of French and Chair of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan.
Things Seen
Author: Annie Ernaux
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803210779
Pages: 92
Year: 2010-03
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“Annie Ernaux’s work,” wrote Richard Bernstein in the New York Times, “represents a severely pared-down Proustianism, a testament to the persistent, haunting and melancholy quality of memory.” In the New York Times Book Review, Kathryn Harrison concurred: “Keen language and unwavering focus allow her to penetrate deep, to reveal pulses of love, desire, remorse.” In this “journal” Ernaux turns her penetrating focus on those points in life where the everyday and the extraordinary intersect, where “things seen” reflect a private life meeting the larger world. From the war crimes tribunal in Bosnia to social issues such as poverty and AIDS; from the state of Iraq to the world’s contrasting reactions to Princess Diana’s death and the starkly brutal political murders that occurred at the same time; from a tear-gas attack on the subway to minute interactions with a clerk in a store: Ernaux’s thought-provoking observations map the world’s fleeting and lasting impressions on the shape of inner life.
Tattooed Memory
Author: Abdelkébir Khatibi
Publisher: Editions L'Harmattan
ISBN: 2140014154
Pages: 160
Year: 2016-07-02
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Tattooed Memory (La Mémoire tatouée) is the first novel of the great Moroccan critic and novelist Abdelkébir Khatibi (1938-2009). Only one other novels has been translated into English (Love In Two Languages, 1991). Khatibi belongs to the generation following the foundational generation of writers such as Driss Chraïbi. For Khatibi's generation, French colonialism is a vibrant memory - but a memory from childhood. Tattooed Memory is part bildungsroman, part anticolonial treatise, and part language experiment, and it takes us from earliest childhood memory to young adulthood.
Recodings
Author: Hal Foster
Publisher:
ISBN: 1565844645
Pages: 243
Year: 1999
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A Village Voice Best Book and a 'lucid and provocative work that allows us to glimpse stirrings and upheavals in the hothouse of modern art.' - Los Angeles Times