I AM THE BEGGAR OF THE WORLD

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I Am The Beggar Of The World

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ISBN : 9781466880665
Genre : Poetry
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An eye-opening collection of clandestine poems by Afghan women Because my love's American, blisters blossom on my heart. Afghans revere poetry, particularly the high literary forms that derive from Persian or Arabic. But the poem above is a folk couplet—a landay, an ancient oral and anonymous form created by and for mostly illiterate people: the more than 20 million Pashtun women who span the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan. War, separation, homeland, love—these are the subjects of landays, which are brutal and spare, can be remixed like rap, and are powerful in that they make no attempts to be literary. From Facebook to drone strikes to the songs of the ancient caravans that first brought these poems to Afghanistan thousands of years ago, landays reflect contemporary Pashtun life and the impact of three decades of war. With the U.S. withdrawal in 2014 looming, these are the voices of protest most at risk of being lost when the Americans leave. After learning the story of a teenage girl who was forbidden to write poems and set herself on fire in protest, the poet Eliza Griswold and the photographer Seamus Murphy journeyed to Afghanistan to learn about these women and to collect their landays. The poems gathered in I Am the Beggar of the World express a collective rage, a lament, a filthy joke, a love of homeland, an aching longing, a call to arms, all of which belie any facile image of a Pashtun woman as nothing but a mute ghost beneath a blue burqa.
Category: Poetry

The Seven Beggars Other Kabbalistic Tales Of Rebbe Nachman Of Breslov

Author : Naḥman (of Bratslav)
ISBN : 9781580232500
Genre : Religion
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For centuries, spiritual teachers have told stories to convey lessons about God and perceptions of the world around us. Hasidic master Rebbe Nachman of Breslov perfected this teaching method through his captivating and entertaining stories which are fast-moving, richly structured, and filled with penetrating insights. This collection presents Rebbe Nachman's beloved teachings, translated by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan and accompanied by illuminating commentary drawn from the works of Rebbe Nachman's pupils. With a preface by Rabbi Chaim Kramer, this important work brings authentic interpretations of Rebbe Nachman's stories to English-speaking readers, allowing them to see the rich heritage of Torah and Kabbalah that underlies each word of his teachings. (Previously published in hardcover by Breslov Research Institute as Rabbi Nachman's Stories [ISBN 0-930213-02-5].)
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The Beggar S Opera And Polly

Author : John Gay
ISBN : 9780191645761
Genre : Drama
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'Gamesters and Highwaymen are generally very good to their Whores, but they are very Devils to their Wives.' With The Beggar's Opera (1728), John Gay created one of the most enduringly popular works in English theatre history, and invented a new dramatic form, the ballad opera. Gay's daring mixture of caustic political satire, well-loved popular tunes, and a story of crime and betrayal set in the urban underworld of prostitutes and thieves was an overnight sensation. Captain Macheath and Polly Peachum have become famous well beyond the confines of Gay's original play, and in its sequel, Polly, banned in Gay's lifetime, their adventures continue in the West Indies. With a cross-dressing heroine and a cast of female adventurers, pirates, Indian princes, rebel slaves, and rapacious landowners, Polly lays bare a culture in which all human relationships are reduced to commercial transactions. Raucous, lyrical, witty, ironic and tragic by turns, The Beggar's Opera and Polly - published together here for the first time - offer a scathing and ebullient portrait of a society in which statesmen and outlaws, colonialists and pirates, are impossible to tell apart. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Category: Drama

Rural Capitalists In Asia

Author : Mario Rutten
ISBN : 9781135789404
Genre : Business & Economics
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This is a comparative study of small capitalists and rural industrialists in three Asian countries. Studies on the entrepreneurial class in South Asia tend to focus on the structural aspects of entrepreneurial behaviour, while studies on this class in Southeast Asia tend to focus on cultural aspects of their behaviour. In fact, this book points to striking similarities between Indian, overseas Chinese and Muslim businessmen in Asia, similarities usually hidden under variations in analytical approaches. Although this study emphasizes similarities within Asia, it does not support the view of a specific Asian business pattern different to the rise of non-Asian, especially European, entrepreneurs. The findings are of major interest not just within the fields of anthropology and entrepreneurship, but to all scholars working on South or Southeast Asia, who will find much of interest in the author's observations of variable research results between the two regions.
Category: Business & Economics

Handel S World

Author : Lavina Lee
ISBN : 1404207260
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Profiles the German composer best known for his oratorio "Messiah" and discusses his legacy and style.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Beggar S Opera

Author : John Gay
ISBN : 9780713673821
Genre : Drama
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John Gay's satirical and entertaining tale of poverty, corruption, paupers and villains.
Category: Drama