LETTERS TO MEMORY

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Letters To Memory

Author : Karen Tei Yamashita
ISBN : 9781566894982
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An excursion through the Japanese-American internment using archival materials from the author’s own family. In this unique memoir, Karen Tei Yamashita draws on her family’s history and creates a series of epistolary conversations with composite characters representing a range of academic specialties. Historians, anthropologists, classicists—their disciplines, and Yamashita’s engagement with them, are a way for her explore various aspects of the internment and to expand its meaning beyond her family, and our borders, to ideas of debt, forgiveness, civil rights, and community. From a National Book Award finalist, Letters to Memory is “in moments deeply personal and impressionistic and in moments pulling back into a voice of epic omniscience” (The Boston Globe). “Interrogates the cruelty of internment and the random nature of immigration, war, birth and death and disease through her own probing, lively correspondence . . . The irony and dark humor of Yamashita’s interrogations, of her nimble prose and sentences, illuminate the tragedies.” —Los Angeles Times
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Denis Oliver Barnett In Happy Memory His Letters From France And Flanders October 1914 August 1915

Author : Lieutenant Denis Oliver Barnett
ISBN : 9781782895626
Genre : History
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Denis Oliver Bartlett now lies in Poperinghe New Military Cemetery in Belgium, a bright young man who was cut down in his prime during the 1915: these letters home provide a lasting and fitting tribute to him. In August 1914, he enlisted in the Artists’ Rifles: by October 27th he was in France. His own letters best tell the tale of what work he found to his hand and how he bore himself in that new world. It is enough to say here that upon going to the front he soon received a commission. He became 2nd lieutenant in the 2nd Batt. Leinster Regiment on January 1st 1915, and was promoted to be lieutenant on June 10th. All those who knew him speak with one voice in his praise. ‘He was of the sort that don’t know fear and would without doubt have greatly distinguished himself, had he been spared; he only wanted the opportunity. He was always wonderfully light-hearted and cheerful, so much so that I really believe he enjoyed warfare thoroughly, and the worse things were, the more cheerful he was. So ‘twas no wonder he endeared himself to us all and that we all feel his loss as that of a dear brother and miss him at every turn.’ On the 30th July he went back to Flanders for the last time. The rest is best told in the words of one of his fellow-officers. ‘He was bomb officer and was in his element, leading all the bomb counter-attacks successfully and never getting a scratch. He could throw extraordinarily well and he used to frighten the Germans by getting tonite bombs into their trenches 150 yards away. That night (August 15th) Barnett had to start a working party at a place where our trench touched the German trench, with only twenty yards of unoccupied trench in between. He was warned to be careful, as the Germans had a machine gun and several rifles trained on the spot, but with his usual courage he got up on the parapet and from there directed the working-party. A flare showed him up and he was fired at immediately and one bullet hit him in the body.’
Category: History

Residual Media

Author : Charles R. Acland
ISBN : 0816644721
Genre : Social Science
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In a society that awaits 'the new' in every medium, what happens to last year's new? From player pianos to vinyl records, and from the typewriter to the telephone, 'Residual Media' is an innovative approach to the aging of culture and reveals that, ultimately, new cultural phenomena rely on encounters with the old.
Category: Social Science

The Memory Book

Author : Harry Lorayne
ISBN : 9780307814067
Genre : Self-Help
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Unleash the hidden power of your mind It’s there in all of us. A mental resource we don’t think much about. Memory. And now there’s a way to master its power. . . . Through Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas’s simple, fail-safe memory system, you can become more effective, more imaginative, and more powerful at work, at school, in sports, and at play. • Read with speed and greater understanding. • File phone numbers, data, figures, and appointments right in your head. • Send those birthday and anniversary cards on time. • Learn foreign words and phrases with ease. • Shine in the classroom and shorten study hours. • Dominate social situations: Remember and use important personal details. Begin today. The change in your life will be unforgettable
Category: Self-Help

Art And Memory In The Work Of Elizabeth Bishop

Author : Jonathan Ellis
ISBN : 075463566X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book opens a welcome new direction in Elizabeth Bishop studies and in the study of women poets generally, by urging a more thorough scrutiny of artistic memory. Drawing on published works and unpublished material overlooked by many critics, Ellis balances consideration of Bishop's life in the United States with discussion of how her Canadian upbringing influenced her art.
Category: Literary Criticism

Memory And Migration

Author : Julia Creet
ISBN : 9781442620483
Genre : Social Science
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Memory plays an integral part in how individuals and societies construct their identity. While memory is usually considered in the context of a stable, unchanging environment, this collection of essays explores the effects of immigration, forced expulsions, exile, banishment, and war on individual and collective memory. The ways in which memory affects cultural representation and historical understanding across generations is examined through case studies and theoretical approaches that underscore its mutability. Memory and Migration is a truly interdisciplinary book featuring the work of leading scholars from a variety of fields across the globe. The essays are collaborative, successfully responding to the central theme and expanding upon the findings of individual authors. A groundbreaking contribution to an emerging field of study, Memory and Migration provides valuable insight into the connections between memory, place, and displacement.
Category: Social Science

Letters From Hofwyl

Author : Mrs. Barwell (Louisa Mary)
ISBN : NYPL:33433081630158
Genre : Education
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Category: Education