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Passage To The Center

Author : Daniel Tobin
ISBN : 9780813147628
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney, author of nine collections of poetry and three volumes of influential essays, is regarded by many as the greatest Irish poet since Yeats. Passage to the Center is the most comprehensive critical treatment to date on Heaney's poetry and the first to study Heaney's body of work up to Seeing Things and The Spirit Level. It is also the first to examine the poems from the perspective of religion, one of Heaney's guiding preoccupations. According to Tobin, the growth of Heaney's poetry may be charted through the recurrent figure of "the center," a key image in the relationship that evolved over time between the poet and his inherited place, an evolution that involved the continual re-evaluation and re-vision of imaginative boundaries. In a way that previous studies have not, Tobin's work examines Heaney's poetry in the context of modernist and postmodernist concerns about the desacralizing of civilization and provides a challenging engagement with the work of a living master.
Category: Literary Criticism

Passage To 2010

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ISBN : OCLC:232298217
Genre : Exchange of oceanographic information
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A Journey To The Interior Of The Earth

Author : Jules Verne
ISBN : 9781775412410
Genre : Fiction
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A Journey to the Center of the Earth, also translated as A Journey to the Interior of the Earth, follows a man, his nephew and their guide down an Icelandic volcano into the center of the earth. There they encounter an ancient landscape filled with prehistoric animals and natural dangers. There is some discussion as to whether Verne really believed that such things might be found in the center, or whether he shared the alternate view, expressed by another character in the novel, that it was not so.
Category: Fiction

Passage To Juneau

Author : Jonathan Raban
ISBN : 9780307797261
Genre : Travel
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With the same rigorous observation (natural and social), invigorating stylishness, and encyclopedic learning that he brought to his National Book Award-winning Bad Land, Jonathan Raban conducts readers along the Inside Passage from Seattle to Juneau. The physical distance is 1,000 miles of difficult-and often treacherous-water, which Raban navigates solo in a 35-foot sailboat. But Passage to Juneau also traverses a gulf of centuries and cultures: the immeasurable divide between the Northwest's Indians and its first European explorers-- between its embattled fishermen and loggers and its pampered new class. Along the way, Raban offers captivating discourses on art, philosophy, and navigation and an unsparing narrative of personal loss. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Middle Passage

Author : Charles Johnson
ISBN : 9781501110528
Genre : Fiction
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"A work from the Johnson Construction Co."
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Istanbul Passage

Author : Joseph Kanon
ISBN : 9781471101748
Genre : Fiction
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A gripping tale of a US undercover agent in 1945 Istanbul, from the bestselling author of The Good Germanand Leaving Berlin A neutral capital straddling Europe and Asia, Istanbul has spent the war as a magnet for refugees and spies. Even American businessman Leon Bauer has been drawn into this shadow world, doing undercover odd jobs and courier runs for the Allied war effort. Now, as the espionage community begins to pack up and an apprehensive city prepares for the grim realities of post-war life, he is given one more assignment, a routine job that goes fatally wrong, plunging him into a tangle of intrigue and moral confusion. Leon's attempt to save one life leads to a desperate manhunt and a maze of shifting loyalties that threatens his own. Istanbul Passageis the story of a man swept up in the aftermath of war, an unexpected love affair, and a city as deceptive as the calm surface waters of the Bosphorus that divides it.
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Passage To Dusk

Author : Rachid al-Daif
ISBN : 0292705077
Genre : Fiction
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Passage to Dusk deals with the Lebanese civil war of the 1970s in a postmodern, poetic style. The narrative focuses on the deranged, destabilized, confused, and hyper-perceptive state of mind created by living on the scene through a lengthy war. The story is filled with details that transcend the willed narcissism of the main character, while giving clues to the culture of the time. It is excellent fiction, written in a surrealistic mode, but faithful to the characters of the people of Lebanon, their behavior during the war, and their contradictions. Issues of gender and identity are acutely portrayed against Lebanon's shifting national landscape. The English-language reader has not been much exposed to Lebanese literature in translation, and Rashid al-Daif is one of Lebanon's leading writers. He has been translated into eight languages, including French, German, Italian, Polish, and Spanish. Translator Nirvana Tanoukhi manages to preserve Daif's unusual, moving, and at times humorous style in her English rendition.
Category: Fiction

Passage To Luminae

Author : Yukia 'Atika
ISBN : 9781425184971
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Like a Human Butterfly, through the different passages and lessons of her life, Elaina seeks with courage and passion to balance her wings between the Real World and the Spirit World and connect them to the centre of her heart, arousing her ultimate state of spiritual light to take her flight . . . beyond the horizon . . . and share it with the universe . . . This is Elaina's story, and your story: journeying through aeons in search of that initial understanding and the awakening of the first “Spark of Light” from the origin of times, where the Infinite gave birth to the Finite. It is the story of Elaina's fallen innocence during her exploration on Earth - her challenges with self-love, self-doubt and her faith in the powers of Light. We are living in times of "great change". We have heard this for many years and we have been told this by many powerful and ancient prophecies. We feel it swelling in our own souls. The time has come to end the old paradigms and the dreaming of the new reality, and create a new world on Earth with a real connection to the Heart. Ignite the wings of your Human Butterfly with Love and join Elaina in her flight to Luminae!
Category: Fiction

The Hong Kong Reader Passage To Chinese Sovereignty

Author : Ming K. Chan
ISBN : 9781315488356
Genre : Political Science
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This paperback reader provides the student and general reader with easy access to the major issues of the Hong Kong transition crisis. Contributors include both editors, as well as Frank Ching, Berry F. Hsu, Reginald Yin-wang Kwok, Peter Kwong, Julian Y.M. Leung, Ronald Skeldon, Alvin Y. So, Yun-wing Sung, and James T.H. Tang - the majority of whom live and work in Hong Kong and experience the transition firsthand, personally and professionally.
Category: Political Science

Rough Passage To London

Author : Robin Lloyd
ISBN : 9781574093216
Genre : Fiction
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Lyme, Connecticut, early nineteenth century. Elisha Ely Morgan is a young farm boy who has witnessed firsthand the terror of the War of 1812. Troubled by a tumultuous home life ruled by the fists of their tempestuous father, Ely's two older brothers have both left their pastoral boyhoods to seek manhood through sailing. One afternoon, the Morgan family receives a letter with the news that one brother is lost at sea; the other is believed to be dead. Scrimping as much savings as a farm boy can muster, Ely spends nearly every penny he has to become a sailor on a square-rigged ship, on a route from New York to London—a route he hopes will lead to his vanished brother, Abraham. Learning the brutal trade of a sailor, Ely takes quickly to sea-life, but his focus lies with finding Abraham. Following a series of cryptic clues regarding his brother's fate, Ely becomes entrenched in a mystery deeper than he can imagine. As he feels himself drawing closer to an answer, Ely climbs the ranks to become a captain, experiences romance, faces a mutiny, meets Queen Victoria, and befriends historical legends such as Charles Dickens in his raucous quest.
Category: Fiction