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Portrait Of A Life

Author : Firouzeh Razavi
ISBN : 0761854762
Genre : Philosophy
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Portrait of a Life is a true story that explores the impact of friendship. Prior to the 1979 Iranian Revolution, Azadeh moves to the United States. Azadeh is later offered a position restoring paintings at the Vatican in Rome due to her career asan artist. When she is unable to accept the position, Azadeh reflects on her friends and the impact they have had on her life, her art, and her mind. Though they were each born in different parts of the world and lived during different times, both endured harsh life circumstances. Azadeh witnesses the struggles within these friends as they grapple with their past and present situations. She ultimately realizes that achieving peace of mind is the key to happiness, whether one's dreams have been fulfilledor not. An empowering story, vivid with self-exploration, philosophical conversation, and a surprising twist, Portrait of a Life will leave readers striving to attain peace of mind, self-worth, and the realization of happiness.
Category: Philosophy

Jane Eyre

Author : Maggie Berg
ISBN : STANFORD:36105040740461
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Describes the background of Jane Eyre and offers a detailed critical analysis of the novel
Category: Literary Criticism

Kurt Schwitters

Author : Kate Traumann Steinitz
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Portrait Of An Invisible Man

Author : Dai Vaughan
ISBN : UOM:39015001768590
Genre : Photography
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Category: Photography

India Becoming

Author : Akash Kapur
ISBN : 9781101560990
Genre : History
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A New Republic Editors' and Writers' Pick 2012 A New Yorker Contributors' Pick 2012 A portrait of incredible change and economic development, of social and national transformation told through individual lives The son of an Indian father and an American mother, Akash Kapur spent his formative years in India and his early adulthood in the United States. In 2003, he returned to his birth country for good, eager to be part of its exciting growth and modernization. What he found was a nation even more transformed than he had imagined, where the changes were fundamentally altering Indian society, for better and sometimes for worse. To further understand these changes, he sought out the Indians experiencing them firsthand. The result is a rich tapestry of lives being altered by economic development, and a fascinating insider's look at many of the most important forces shaping our world today. Much has been written about the rise of Asia and a rebalancing of the global economy, but rarely does one encounter these big stories with the level of nuance and detail that Kapur gives us in India Becoming. Among the characters we meet are a broker of cows who must adapt his trade to a modernizing economy; a female call center employee whose relatives worry about her values in the city; a feudal landowner who must accept that he will not pass his way of life down to his children; and a career woman who wishes she could "outsource" having a baby. Through these stories and many others, Kapur provides a fuller understanding of the complexity and often contradictory nature of modern India. India Becoming is particularly noteworthy for its emphasis on rural India-a region often neglected in writing about the country, though 70 percent of the population still lives there. In scenes reminiscent of R. K. Narayan's classic works on the Indian countryside, Kapur builds intimate portraits of farmers, fishermen, and entire villages whose ancient ways of life are crumbling, giving way to an uncertain future that is at once frightening and full of promise. Kapur himself grew up in rural India; his descriptions of change and modernization are infused with a profound-at times deeply poignant- firsthand understanding of the loss that must accompany all development and progress. India Becoming is essential reading for anyone interested in our changing world and the newly emerging global order. It is a riveting narrative that puts the personal into a broad, relevant and revelational context.
Category: History

Life S Portrait

Author : Kabiru Mohammed
ISBN : 9781496904386
Genre : Poetry
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As many seek the passions in novels. Many dwell in the emotions of poetry. Many crave the pleasure of good literature. But most fail in seeing the art in Life. "We live to learn and learn to live life". for one to know the importance of life, they must first know how important life is to them. As our strength displays to us our weakness, our weakness defines to us our strength. Life's Portrait, is a collection of poems that portraits all aspects of life. It highlights and simplifies the importance of life. It is a guide for those who understand life and a path for those who are yet to understand. This book is a recipe to love, fate, faith, humility, dignity and all which life consists of. Life's portrait is a guide to learning how to live a life and live a life that's worthy of living. for more information on Kabiru Mohammed and his work, please visit www.kabirumohammed.com. Also follow Mr. Kabiru on facebook and Linkedin for updates about his works.
Category: Poetry

The Life Portrait

Author : Jacquelynn Luben
ISBN : 9781611876277
Genre : Fiction
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When Count Felipo's daughter, Ursula, becomes ill, her father is desperate to find a remedy, so much so that he is prepared to hire the artist who previously painted her portrait to transform the girl in the picture to a sorry, ailing creature, in the hope that the life from the original portrait will somehow be transferred to the dying girl. What will be the result of his gamble? A short story.
Category: Fiction