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Writing In The San D

Author : Keyan G. Tomaselli
ISBN : 0759109516
Genre : History
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Writing in the San/d details experiences and encounters with First People's ("Bushmen") living in the Kalahari Desert (Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa) (1995-2004), and a Khoi (1984) community in the eastern Cape, South Africa.
Category: History

Writing In The Sand

Author : Thomas Moore
ISBN : 9781458771940
Genre : Religion
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In his latest book, Writing in the Sand, Thomas Moore finds striking new meaning in the rich stories and imagery of the Gospels, recasting Jesus not as a teacher of morals and beliefs but as a spiritual visionary with a radical vision for humanity. This highly original take on the Gospels offers a fresh, new way of imagining human life and society. It presents Jesus not as the founder of a religion but as a world reformer offering a spiritual path to everyone, from every background. It offers a personal spirituality fit for the twenty-first century, where the individual bears responsibility for meaning and for a creative, convivial way of life. In his examination of the original Greek texts, Moore dismisses the cautionary voice of tradition and explores the deeper significance of language, stressing the origins of words and the many levels of meaning in stories and imagery. Through his study, Moore shows that the teachings of Jesus are challenging in a far different way than the moralism often associated with them. Based on being open to life, deepening your understanding, and giving up all defensiveness around your convictions, the Gospels can be the source of a new kind of certainty and stability that cannot be codified and enshrined in a list of rules. Writing in the Sand presents the essence of Jesus' teachings and offers a way of understanding them intelligently and devotedly in the twenty-first century.
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Music Writing Literature From Sand Via Debussy To Derrida

Author : Peter Dayan
ISBN : 9781351557115
Genre : Music
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Why does poetry appeal to music? Can music be said to communicate, as language does? What, between music and poetry, is it possible to translate? These fundamental questions have remained obstinately difficult, despite the recent burgeoning of word and music studies. Peter Dayan contends that the reasons for this difficulty were worked out with extraordinary rigour and consistency in a French literary tradition, echoed by composers such as Berlioz and Debussy, which stretches from Sand to Derrida. Their writing shows how it is both necessary and futile to look for music in poetry, or for poetry in music: necessary, because each art defines itself by reference to what it is not, and cannot be, in order to point to an idealized totality outside itself; futile, because the musicality of poetry, like the poetic meaning of music, must remain as elusive as that idealized totality; its distance is the very condition of the art. Thus is generated a subtle but unmistakable general definition of the nature of art which has proved uniquely able to survive all the probings of poststructuralism. That definition of art is inseparable from a disturbingly effective scepticism towards all forms of explication and explanation in critical discourse, so it is doubtless not surprising that critics in general have done their best to ignore it. But by bringing out what Sand, Baudelaire, Mallarmé, Proust, Debussy, Berlioz, Barthes, and Derrida all do in the same way as they work on the limits of the analogy between music and literature, this book shows how it is possible, productive, illuminating, and fascinating to work on those limits; though to do so, as we find repeatedly, in Chopin's dreams as in Derrida's 'tombeaux', requires us to have the courage to face, in music, our literal death, and the limits of our intelligence.
Category: Music

Sunshine Noir

Author : Jim Miller
ISBN : 0976580101
Genre : Literary Collections
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A collection of works from the San Diego Writers Collective, a group of San Diego writers and artists. Emerging writers from San Diego and Tijuana are featured in these collected works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.
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Writing In The Sand

Author : Angus Dunn
ISBN : 1905222475
Genre : Fiction
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On the tip of the Dark Isle, lies the tranquil fishing village of Cromness, where the normal round of dominoes matches, meetings of the Ladies' Guild and twice-daily netting of salmon continues as it has always done. But all is not well. Down on the beach, an old man rakes the sand, looking for clues to the future. The patterns show him the harmony of the universe, but they also show him that there is something wrong in Cromness. Strange things are beginning to happen. Because this is no ordinary island. Centuries ago, so it is said, the Celtic gods and goddesses took refuge here. Now, behind the walls of the world, there are restless stirring sounds. Mist descends. Strange animals move through the fog, turnip fields disappear and the fishing fleet begin to blockade the island. As the islanders prepare to celebrate the famed Dark Isle Show, the moment of Truth approaches. Soon everyone is drawn into the struggle against the shadows that threaten the Dark Isle. But is anyone truly aware of the scale of events? And who will prevail?
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Sunshine Noir Ii

Author : Jim Miller
ISBN : 0976580144
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This is an anthology of prose, poetry, fiction, journalism, photography, and art on the San Diego/Tijuana region. This is a 10th anniversary project of City Works Press and is a follow up to our first book, Sunshine/Noir.

The Sand Wasps

Author : Howard Ensign EVANS
ISBN : 9780674036611
Genre : Science
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Howard Evans was a brilliant ethologist and systematist, describing over 900 species in over a dozen entomology and natural history books. Upon his death in 2002, he left behind an unfinished manuscript, intended as an update of his classic 1966 work, The Comparative Ethology and Evolution of the Sand Wasps. O'Neill, Evans's former student and coauthor, has completed and enlarged this work into a tribe-by-tribe, species-by-species review of Bembicinae studies from the last four decades.
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George Sand And The Nineteenth Century Russian Love Triangle Novels

Author : Dawn D. Eidelman
ISBN : 0838752691
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"How did a French female novelist alter the course of history in another country? Why were the chief proponents of the Woman Question in nineteenth-century Russia exclusively men? How was the call for reform of women's education tied to the proletariat cause which ushered in the Russian revolution? These are a few of the issues raised in this study of the impact of George Sand's influence on nineteenth-century Russia." "George Sand's novels triumphed in Russia, imparting to a generation of great Russian thinkers a series of moral dilemmas facing women in society who struggled to balance and reconcile their roles as daughters, wives, lovers, and mothers. This study focuses on three of Sand's early novels which influenced dramatically the extent to which the great Russian novelists addressed "The Woman Question," a sociopolitical phenomenon attributed directly to George Sand." "Dawn Eidelman examines the ironic relationship of women and fiction in nineteenth-century Russia by considering the love-triangle novels that evolved out of Sand's scandalous and precedent-setting romance novels. Eidelman explores the issues of desire and culpability and the manner in which they relate to the texts, as well as to the sociopolitical climate of the times." "In discussing love-triangle novels, the author focuses on three character types that comprise the "menage a trois": the benevolent husband, the strong "new" woman, and the superfluous man. Sand's epistolary novel, Jacques, features the character type of the forgiving, enlightened spouse whose wife takes a lover. Jacques established a literary prototype emulated by several of nineteenth-century Russia's best read and most persuasive thinkers." "Mauprat features Edmee, a self-actualizing "woman as hero" protagonist. Here the notion of "fiction of relationship" emerges, as male Russian authors created tragic, idealized woman characters who could never really live up to the "terrible perfection" with which they were endowed." "The superfluous man constitutes the third character type in the love triangle featured in so many of Sand's novels and incorporated into many Russian works. Eidelman examines Sand's Horace and reviews Russian borrowings in Aleksandr Herzen's Who is to Blame?, in Ivan Goncharov's A Common Story, and in Ivan Turgenev's Rudin." "The progression of the feminist movement in Russia is examined, noting its distinctions from comparable organizations in Western Europe."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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A Sand County Almanac And Sketches Here And There

Author : Aldo Leopold
ISBN : 019505928X
Genre : Fiction
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Approaches the prevalent issues in ecology from an aesthitic viewpoint, stressing the beauty and balance of nature
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A Line In The Sand

Author : Randy Roberts
ISBN : 9780743222792
Genre : History
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In late February and early March of 1836, the Mexican Army under the command of General Antonio López de Santa Anna besieged a small force of Anglo and Tejano rebels at a mission known as the Alamo. The defenders of the Alamo were in an impossible situation. They knew very little of the events taking place outside the mission walls. They did not have much of an understanding of Santa Anna or of his government in Mexico City. They sent out contradictory messages, they received contradictory communications, they moved blindly and planned in the dark. And in the dark early morning of March 6, they died. In that brief, confusing, and deadly encounter, one of America's most potent symbols was born. The story of the last stand at the Alamo grew from a Texas rallying cry, to a national slogan, to a phenomenon of popular culture and presidential politics. Yet it has been a hotly contested symbol from the first. Questions remain about what really happened: Did William Travis really draw a line in the sand? Did Davy Crockett die fighting, surrounded by the bodies of two dozen of the enemy? And what of the participants' motives and purposes? Were the Texans justified in their rebellion? Were they sincere patriots making a last stand for freedom and liberty, or were they a ragtag collection of greedy men-on-the-make, washed-up politicians, and backwoods bullies, Americans bent on extending American slavery into a foreign land? The full story of the Alamo -- from the weeks and months that led up to the fateful encounter to the movies and speeches that continue to remember it today -- is a quintessential story of America's past and a fascinating window into our collective memory. In A Line in the Sand, acclaimed historians Randy Roberts and James Olson use a wealth of archival sources, including the diary of José Enrique de la Peña, along with important and little-used Mexican documents, to retell the story of the Alamo for a new generation of Americans. They explain what happened from the perspective of all parties, not just Anglo and Mexican soldiers, but also Tejano allies and bystanders. They delve anew into the mysteries of Crockett's final hours and Travis's famous rhetoric. Finally, they show how preservationists, television and movie producers, historians, and politicians have become the Alamo's major interpreters. Walt Disney, John Wayne, and scores of journalists and cultural critics have used the Alamo to contest the very meaning of America, and thereby helped us all to "remember the Alamo."
Category: History