The Man Who Sold Air in the Holy Land

The Man Who Sold Air in the Holy Land
Author : Omer Friedlander
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2022-04-12
ISBN 10 : 9781399803960
ISBN 13 : 1399803964
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Man Who Sold Air in the Holy Land Book Description:

'In these wise, capacious, achingly beautiful stories, Omer Friedlander maps the hidden geography of the human heart like a young Chekhov' ANTHONY MARRA 'A beautiful debut by a deeply humane writer. Every story is a vivid world unto itself, intensely felt, and often revelatory' NICOLE KRAUSS A divorced con-artist and his young daughter sell empty bottles of 'holy' air to credulous tourists. In a bombed-out Beirut radio station, a Lebanese Scheherazade enchants three young soldiers with her nightly tales. Ahead of a school 'Show and Tell', two brothers kidnap a Shoah survivor from a supermarket to pose as their grandfather. An Israeli volunteer at a West Bank checkpoint mourns the death of her son, a soldier killed in Gaza. From the limestone alleyways of Jerusalem to the desolate Negev Desert and the sprawling orange groves of Jaffa, Omer Friedlander's stories are fairy tales turned on their head by the stakes of real life, where moments of fragile intimacy mix with comedy and notes of the absurd. Casting his eye, not on the region's conflicts, but on the hopes and failures of its people, The Man Who Sold Air in the Holy Land is at times darkly funny, at others quietly devastating.

My Name Is Red

My Name Is Red
Author : Orhan Pamuk
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Total Pages : 448
Release : 2011-08-05
ISBN 10 : 9780571268382
ISBN 13 : 0571268382
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Name Is Red Book Description:

The Sultan secretly commissions a great book: a celebration of his life and the Ottoman Empire, to be illuminated by the best artists of the day - in the European manner. In Istanbul at a time of violent fundamentalism, however, this is a dangerous proposition. Even the illustrious circle of artists are not allowed to know for whom they are working. But when one of the miniaturists is murdered, their Master has to seek outside help. Did the dead painter fall victim to professional rivalry, romantic jealousy or religious terror? With the Sultan demanding an answer within three days, perhaps the clue lies somewhere in the half-finished pictures . . . From Turkey's winner of the Nobel Prize and author of Istanbul and The Museum of Innocence, this novel is a thrilling murder mystery set amid the splendour of Istanbul and the Ottoman Empire. Part fantasy and part philosophical puzzle, My Name is Red is also a stunning meditation on love, artistic devotion and the tensions between East and West.

The Poetics of Early Russian Literature

The Poetics of Early Russian Literature
Author : D.S. Likhachev
Publisher : Lexington Books
Total Pages : 376
Release : 2014-03-13
ISBN 10 : 9780739186435
ISBN 13 : 0739186434
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Poetics of Early Russian Literature Book Description:

This translation of Likhachev’s Poetika Drevnerusskoy Literatury (The Poetics of Early Russian Literature), is a study of medieval Russian literature, as contrasted with modern literature in its narrative methods, use of symbols, and depictions of time, space and situation. The gradual emergence of realism and the principle of a single author is outlined with examples from medieval and modern literature.

Writing India anew

Writing India anew
Author : Krishna Sen
Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
Total Pages : 279
Release : 2014-03-15
ISBN 10 : 9789048518852
ISBN 13 : 9048518857
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing India anew Book Description:

This groundbreaking study assesses the genre of Indian-English fiction in the first decade of the twenty-first century. Some of the most prominent scholars in the field, including Rimi B. Chatterjee, Bill Ashcroft and Shirley Chew, explore a range of themes that extend from the re-mapping of mythology and history to reassessing the globalised India of today. Together, they contend that the current body of work of Indian-English literature is so varied and vibrant that it can no longer be dismissed as derivative or dispossessed. Instead, they regard this new corpus of writing to be a major aspect of contemporary Anglophone literature. Ultimately, the contributors contend that the current body of work in Indian-English fiction is so varied and vibrant that it can no longer be dismissed as derivative or dispossessed, or even as mere postcolonial 'writing back' or compensatory national allegory.

Go betweens and the Colonization of Brazil

Go betweens and the Colonization of Brazil
Author : Alida C. Metcalf
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Total Pages : 391
Release : 2013-05-01
ISBN 10 : 9780292748606
ISBN 13 : 0292748604
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Go betweens and the Colonization of Brazil Book Description:

Doña Marina (La Malinche) ...Pocahontas ...Sacagawea—their names live on in historical memory because these women bridged the indigenous American and European worlds, opening the way for the cultural encounters, collisions, and fusions that shaped the social and even physical landscape of the modern Americas. But these famous individuals were only a few of the many thousands of people who, intentionally or otherwise, served as "go-betweens" as Europeans explored and colonized the New World. In this innovative history, Alida Metcalf thoroughly investigates the many roles played by go-betweens in the colonization of sixteenth-century Brazil. She finds that many individuals created physical links among Europe, Africa, and Brazil—explorers, traders, settlers, and slaves circulated goods, plants, animals, and diseases. Intercultural liaisons produced mixed-race children. At the cultural level, Jesuit priests and African slaves infused native Brazilian traditions with their own religious practices, while translators became influential go-betweens, negotiating the terms of trade, interaction, and exchange. Most powerful of all, as Metcalf shows, were those go-betweens who interpreted or represented new lands and peoples through writings, maps, religion, and the oral tradition. Metcalf's convincing demonstration that colonization is always mediated by third parties has relevance far beyond the Brazilian case, even as it opens a revealing new window on the first century of Brazilian history.

The Poetics of Shadows The Double in Literature and Philosophy

The Poetics of Shadows  The Double in Literature and Philosophy
Author : Andrew Hock Soon Ng
Publisher : ibidem-Verlag / ibidem Press
Total Pages : 190
Release : 2012-02-24
ISBN 10 : 9783838257358
ISBN 13 : 3838257359
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Poetics of Shadows The Double in Literature and Philosophy Book Description:

The essays in this collection attest to the richness of the double motif in literature and philosophy. Veering away from predominantly psychoanalytical readings of narratives which foreground the double (or doppelganger), which have formed the basis of much scholarly discussions of this motif, the contributions in this volume privilege divergent philosophical leanings - ranging from Rousseau to Kierkegaard, from Christian philosophy to Eastern mysticism - to elicit the layered nuances and signifiers of this elusive motif. Narratives interrogated in this collection include the works of Dickens, Blanchot, Edmund Jabés, Orhan Pamuk, Chuck Palahniuk and Don Delillo, among others.

Sun King

Sun King
Author : David Lee Rubin
Publisher : Associated University Presses
Total Pages : 242
Release : 1992
ISBN 10 : 0918016940
ISBN 13 : 9780918016942
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sun King Book Description:

This work is a selection of papers presented at the Folger Institute by an international collegium of scholars on the ascendancy of French culture during the reign of Louis XIV.

Lectures on Art

Lectures on Art
Author : Christian Michel
Publisher : Getty Publications
Total Pages : 480
Release : 2020-08-25
ISBN 10 : 9781606066461
ISBN 13 : 1606066463
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lectures on Art Book Description:

For the first time, a critical selection of the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture’s highly influential conférences is available in English. Between 1667 and 1792, the artists and amateurs of the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture in Paris lectured on the Académie’s conférences, foundational documents in the theory and practice of art. These texts and the principles they embody guided artistic practice and art theory in France and throughout Europe for two centuries. In the 1800s, the Académie’s influence waned, and few of the 388 Académie lectures were translated into English. Eminent scholars Christian Michel and Jacqueline Lichtenstein have selected and annotated forty-two of the most representative lectures, creating the first authoritative collection of the conférences for readers of English. Essential to understanding French art of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, these lectures reveal what leading French artists looked for in a painting or sculpture, the problems they sought to resolve in their works, and how they viewed their own and others’ artistic practice.

Images of Adventure

Images of Adventure
Author : James A. Rushing, Jr.
Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2016-11-11
ISBN 10 : 9781512809459
ISBN 13 : 1512809454
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Images of Adventure Book Description:

Exploring the complex relationships between literature and the visual arts in the Middle Ages, Images of Adventure: Ywain in the Visual Arts examines pictorial representations of the story of Ywain, knight of the Round Table, from the thirteenth through the fifteenth centuries.

Cultural Aesthetics

Cultural Aesthetics
Author : Patricia Fumerton
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Total Pages : 279
Release : 1993-12-15
ISBN 10 : 0226269531
ISBN 13 : 9780226269535
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultural Aesthetics Book Description:

A brilliant postmodern critique of Renaissance subjectivity, Cultural Aesthetics explores the simultaneous formation and fragmentation of aristocratic "selfhood" in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Patricia Fumerton situates the self within its sumptuous array of "trivial" arts—including the court literatures of chivalric romance, sonnet, and masque and the arts of architecture, miniature painting, stage design, and cuisine. Her integration of historicist and aesthetic perspectives makes this a provocative contribution to the vigorous field of Renaissance cultural studies.