Publisher :Canongate Books Release Date :2022-01-27 ISBN 13:1786893533 Total Pages :262 pages Rating :4.8/5 (786 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Go-Between :
Download or Read book The Go-Between written by Osman Yousefzada and published by Canongate Books. This book was released on 2022-01-27 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: ‘A beautifully observed and funny book’ Guardian ‘Compelling and humane’ Sathnam Sanghera A coming-of-age story set in Birmingham in the 1980s and 1990s, The Go-Between opens a window into a closed migrant community living in a red-light district on the wrong side of the tracks. The adult world is seen through Osman's eyes as a child: his own devout Pashtun patriarchal community, with its divide between the world of men and women, living cheek-by-jowl with parallel migrant communities. The orthodox attend a mosque down the road from the prostitutes and pimps. Children balance Western school teachings with cultural traditions. Alternative masculinities compete with strict gender roles, and female erasure and honour-based violence are committed, even as empowering female friendships prevail. The stories Osman tells, some fantastical and humorous, others melancholy and even harrowing, take us from the Birmingham of Osman's childhood to the banks of the river Kabul and the river Indus, and, eventually, to the London of his teenage years. Osman weaves in and out of these worlds, struggling with the dual burdens of racism and community expectations, as he is forced to realise it is no longer possible to exist in the spaces in between.
Publisher :Heinemann Educational Publishers Release Date :1985 ISBN 13: Total Pages :296 pages Rating :4.0/5 ( users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Go-between :
Download or Read book The Go-between written by Leslie Poles Hartley and published by Heinemann Educational Publishers. This book was released on 1985 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: A man in his sixties looks back on his boyhood for the first time in fifty years, recalling events that took place at the turn of the century. Cautiously he unearths painful memories that have been buried for years. This is the story of lost innocence, a loss so shattering and profound that it breeds a lasting mistrust of life.
Publisher :Cambridge University Press Release Date :2001-09-20 ISBN 13:9780521658423 Total Pages :296 pages Rating :4.5/5 (658 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Cambridge Companion to Harold Pinter :
Download or Read book The Cambridge Companion to Harold Pinter written by Peter Raby and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2001-09-20 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: A Companion to one of the world's leading writers.
Publisher :BRILL Release Date :1999-03-19 ISBN 13:9004247475 Total Pages :321 pages Rating :4.0/5 (4 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Mediation and Love: A Study of the Medieval Go-Between in Key Romance and Near-Eastern Texts :
Download or Read book Mediation and Love: A Study of the Medieval Go-Between in Key Romance and Near-Eastern Texts written by Rouhi and published by BRILL. This book was released on 1999-03-19 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This study offers a comprehensive typology of the Figure of the Medieval go-between across several Near-Eastern and European genres, and pays special attention to the role of intertextuality and history in the conception of the figure.
Publisher :Verse Chorus Press Release Date :2003 ISBN 13:1891241168 Total Pages :288 pages Rating :4.9/5 (891 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Go-Betweens :
Download or Read book The Go-Betweens written by David Nichols and published by Verse Chorus Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The Go-Betweens earned a reputation as the ultimate cult band of the1980s, but when they reformed in 2000 they received considerable media attention, too. David Nichols relates their story with wit and verve, and since the Go-Betweens have personalities as well as talent, this book is not just for committed fans but for anyone interested in the contemporary music scene.
Publisher :Penguin UK Release Date :2015-05-08 ISBN 13:0141190736 Total Pages :336 pages Rating :4.4/5 (141 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Go-between :
Download or Read book The Go-between written by L. P. Hartley and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2015-05-08 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: L.P. Hartley's moving exploration of a young boy's loss of innocence The Go-Between is edited with an introduction and notes by Douglas Brooks-Davies in Penguin Modern Classics. 'The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there' When one long, hot summer, young Leo is staying with a school-friend at Brandham Hall, he begins to act as a messenger between Ted, the farmer, and Marian, the beautiful young woman up at the hall. He becomes drawn deeper and deeper into their dangerous game of deceit and desire, until his role brings him to a shocking and premature revelation. The haunting story of a young boy's awakening into the secrets of the adult world, The Go-Between is also an unforgettable evocation of the boundaries of Edwardian society. Leslie Poles Hartley (1895-1972) was born in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, and educated at Harrow and Balliol College, Oxford. For more than thirty years from 1923 he was an indefatigable fiction reviewer for periodicals including the Spectator and Saturday Review. His first book, Night Fears (1924) was a collection of short stories; but it was not until the publication of Eustace and Hilda (1947), which won the James Tait Black prize, that Hartley gained widespread recognition as an author. His other novels include The Go-Between (1953), which was adapted into an internationally-successful film starring Julie Christie and Alan Bates, and The Hireling (1957), the film version of which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. If you enjoyed The Go-Between, you might like Barry Hines's A Kestrel for a Knave, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'Magical and disturbing' Independent 'On a first reading, it is a beautifully wrought description of a small boy's loss of innocence long ago. But, visited a second time, the knowledge of approaching, unavoidable tragedy makes it far more poignant and painful' Express
Publisher :Springer Science & Business Media Release Date :1999-07-31 ISBN 13:9780792385011 Total Pages :562 pages Rating :4.8/5 (385 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Corporate Social Capital and Liability :
Download or Read book Corporate Social Capital and Liability written by Roger Th.A.J. Leenders and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 1999-07-31 with total page 562 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The book introduces the new notion of "social liability" as a framework to analyze the negative effects social networks can have on the attainment of goals by firms and/or their members.
Publisher :Cambridge University Press Release Date :2016-09-01 ISBN 13:1316577996 Total Pages : pages Rating :4.1/5 (316 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt China and Islam :
Download or Read book China and Islam written by Matthew S. Erie and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2016-09-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: China and Islam examines the intersection of two critical issues of the contemporary world: Islamic revival and an assertive China, questioning the assumption that Islamic law is incompatible with state law. It finds that both Hui and the Party-State invoke, interpret, and make arguments based on Islamic law, a minjian (unofficial) law in China, to pursue their respective visions of 'the good'. Based on fieldwork in Linxia, 'China's Little Mecca', this study follows Hui clerics, youthful translators on the 'New Silk Road', female educators who reform traditional madrasas, and Party cadres as they reconcile Islamic and socialist laws in the course of the everyday. The first study of Islamic law in China and one of the first ethnographic accounts of law in postsocialist China, China and Islam unsettles unidimensional perceptions of extremist Islam and authoritarian China through Hui minjian practices of law.
Publisher :The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press Release Date :2014-12-15 ISBN 13:9629965933 Total Pages :356 pages Rating :4.2/5 (629 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Metamorphosis of Tianxian pei :
Download or Read book The Metamorphosis of Tianxian pei written by Wilt L Idema and published by The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press. This book was released on 2014-12-15 with total page 356 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This volume is the most extensive social and cultural history of twentiethcentury Huangmei Opera to date. A regional Chinese theater originating in the Anqing countryside, Huangmei Opera gained popularity with the success of the 1950s play and movie, Tianxian pei 天仙配 (Married to a Heavenly Immortal). Through a case study of this work, the author juxtaposes the complex process of rewriting and revising the play and movie against the rapidly changing cultural and ideological climate of the Communist theater reform movement. As a result, the traditional theme of filial piety becomes a struggle over class and free love. This volume features a full translation of the original play and its revision in the 1950s, as well as selected articles by scriptwriters, directors, performers, and critics. These primary sources allow readers to gain access to inside views of the contemporaries and their political and artistic concerns. "Wilt Idema is one of the most important scholars in Chinese literary and cultural studies. Few in the academia can emulate him in both the spectrum of specializations and the depth of scholarship. From Yuan drama to Ming fiction, and traditional folk culture to modern performing arts, Idema’s work demonstrates a Sinologist's dedication, erudition, and originality at its best. Tianxian pei is arguably the most popular play in midtwentieth century China. In his book, Idema discusses the play’s roots and ramifications, its incarnations in multiple genes and medial forms, and its significance in modern Chinese cultural politics. His critical insight is illuminating and his translational expertise impeccable. The Metamorphosis of Tianxian pei is a major contribution to the studies of Chinese folklore, literature, theatre, and media." by David Derwei Wang, Harvard University
Publisher :Psychology Press Release Date :1996 ISBN 13:9780415150200 Total Pages :302 pages Rating :4.5/5 (15 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Key Debates in Anthropology :
Download or Read book Key Debates in Anthropology written by Tim Ingold and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Every year, leading social anthropologists meet in Manchester to debate a motion at the heart of current theoretical developments in their subject. Key Debates in Anthropology collects together the first six of these debates, spanning the period from 1988 to 1993. For each debate there are four principal speakers: one to propose the motion, another to oppose it, and two seconders. These debates give unprecedented insight into the process of anthropological theory in the making, as the many contributors both engage with each other's positions and respond to wider intellectual currents of the time. With its unique format, Key Debates in Anthropology addresses issues that are currently at the top of the theoretical agenda, and registers the pulse of contemporary thinking in social anthropology. The presentations, by leading anthropologists of both older and younger generations, are clear, original and provocative.
Publisher :University of Chicago Press Release Date :1986-10-15 ISBN 13:0226750434 Total Pages :245 pages Rating :4.2/5 (226 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Courts :
Download or Read book Courts written by Martin Shapiro and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 1986-10-15 with total page 245 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: In this provocative work, Martin Shapiro proposes an original model for the study of courts, one that emphasizes the different modes of decision making and the multiple political roles that characterize the functioning of courts in different political systems.
Publisher :e-artnow Release Date :2021-08-13 ISBN 13: Total Pages :137 pages Rating :4.0/5 (46 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Kama Sutra (Illustrated Edition) :
Download or Read book Kama Sutra (Illustrated Edition) written by Vatsyayana and published by e-artnow. This book was released on 2021-08-13 with total page 137 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: "Man should study the Kama Sutra and the arts and sciences subordinate thereto, in addition to the study of the arts and sciences contained in Dharma and Artha. Even young maids should study this Kama Sutra along with its arts and sciences before marriage, and after it they should continue to do so with the consent of their husbands."_x000D_ Kama Sutra is an ancient Indian text widely considered to be the standard work on human sexual behavior in Sanskrit literature written by Vātsyāyana. A portion of the work consists of practical advice on sexual intercourse.Contrary to popular perception, especially in the western world, Kama sutra is not exclusively a sex manual; it presents itself as a guide to a virtuous and gracious living that discusses the nature of love, family life and other aspects pertaining to pleasure oriented faculties of human life._x000D_ Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821–1890) was a British explorer, geographer, translator and diplomat. Burton's best-known achievements include a well-documented journey to Mecca, in disguise; an unexpurgated translation of One Thousand and One Nights (commonly called The Arabian Nights in English); the publication of the Kama Sutra in English and an expedition with J. H. Spake to discover the source of Nile._x000D_ TABLE OF CONTENTS_x000D_ Book_x000D_ Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana_x000D_ Biography_x000D_ Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wright_x000D_ Romance of Isabel Lady Burton: The Story of Her Life (Vol.1&2)
Publisher :Lulu.com Release Date :2014-12 ISBN 13:0990387828 Total Pages :254 pages Rating :4.9/5 (99 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt White Horse, Red Horse, Black Horse, Dead Horse :
Download or Read book White Horse, Red Horse, Black Horse, Dead Horse written by KISA Burnett and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2014-12 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: When Elijah Blanco said his last words, he didn't realize he was about to be thrown into a competition to become one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. But now the game is on, and Elijah and thousands of other dead riders soon learn there's much more to dying than any preacher could have guessed. Heaven has released a herd of unearthly ponies into the world of the living and beyond, and it's up to the dead riders to capture them if they want to save their souls from Hell. As the game heats up, Elijah and his horse Delilah find themselves joined by a futuristic woman with a computer-powered horse; an easy-going English biker in black leather; and a Roman soldier as bred for war as the horse he rides. Together they uncover a Divine conspiracy that puts the riders' immortal souls in greater danger than ever before. And when the dead start dying, Elijah begins to think the Apocalypse should be brought to Heaven instead.
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2022-04-13 ISBN 13:1000662284 Total Pages :602 pages Rating :4.0/5 ( users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Man in Adaptation :
Download or Read book Man in Adaptation written by William Petersen and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2022-04-13 with total page 602 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Underlying the anthropological study of man is the principle that there is a reality to which man must adapt if he is to survive. Reproduce, and to perpetuate himself. Populations must adapt to the realities of the physical world and maintain a proper "fit" between their biological makeup and the pressures of the various niches of the world in which they seek to live. Social groups-where culture is found-must develop adaptive mechanisms in the organization of their social relations if there is to be order, regularity, and predictability in patterns of cooperation and competition and if they are to survive as viable units. This three-volume set of readings presents an introduction to anthropology that is unified and made systematic by focus on adaptations that have accompanied the evolution of man, from non-human primate to inhabitant of vast urban areas in modern industrial societies. Man in Adaptation: The Cultural Present introduces Cultural Anthropoloty also from the point of view of adaptation and provides coherence for the study of human societies from man's social beginnings to the present. The book deals sequentially with the more and more complex technologies and political and social structures that have enabled different societies to make effective use of the energy potentials in their habitats. This and the two companion volumes are the first attempt to unify the disparate subject matter of anthropology within a single and powerful explanatory framework. They incorporate the work of the most renowned anthropological experts on man, and they illuminate clearly one of the most important concepts around which one can build an investigation of the nature and scope of anthropology itself. For these reasons, they are recognized as indispensable reading for every professional anthropologist and as perhaps the best available means of introducing new students to the field.
Publisher :Amsterdam University Press Release Date :2012 ISBN 13:9089642811 Total Pages :256 pages Rating :4.8/5 (89 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Figuring the Past :
Download or Read book Figuring the Past written by Belén Vidal and published by Amsterdam University Press. This book was released on 2012 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: "This definitive work offers a new approach to the period film at the turn of the twenty-first century, examining the ways in which contemporary cinema recreates the historical past. This book explores the relation between visual motifs and cultural representation in a range of key films by James Ivory, Martin Scorsese and Jane Campion, among others. Looking at the mannerist taste for citation, detail and stylisation, the author argues for an aesthetic of fragments and figures central to the period film as an international genre. Three key figures - the house, the tableau and the letter - structure a critical journey through a selection of detailed case studies, in relation to changing notions of visual style, melodrama, and gender. This seeks to place this popular but often undervalued genre in a new light and to rethink its significance in the context of key debates in film studies."--Publisher's website.