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Ws: A Life In Full
sku: 2151733386, ean: 9789782030429, isbn: 9782030422,
Born Akinwande Oluwole Soyinka in Ake, Abeokuta, Western Nigeria in 1934, Wole Soyinka is Africa's most distinguished playwright and dramatist.Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986, the first African so honored, Soyinka's career as a creat...
Darkening Mirrors: Imperial Representation in Depression-Era African American Performance
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ean: 9780822348986, isbn: 0822348985,
4.4 out of 5 stars with 21 reviews
In Darkening Mirrors, Stephanie Leigh Batiste examines how African Americans participated in U.S. cultural imperialism in Depression-era stage and screen performances. A population treated as second-class citizens at home imagined themselves as empow...
The Last Inch
ean: 9780710305527, isbn: 0710305524,
First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....
Basil of Cæsarea (Transformation of the Classical Heritage)
ean: 9780520082380, isbn: 0520082389,
Basil of Caesarea is thought of most often as an opponent of heresy and a pioneer of monastic life in the eastern church. In this new biographical study, however, controversy is no longer seen as the central preoccupation of his life nor are his asce...
The Muse Moves On: A Memoir
sku: 903351659, ean: 9780983153337, isbn: 0983153337,
The Muse Moves On tells the incredible story of Rita Kallerhoff, a German artist born in Cologne at the height of World War II, who escapes poverty, abuse and an arranged marriage bu immigrating to the United States to seek her destiny as a painter. ...
Scientific Method in Ptolemy's Harmonics
ean: 9780521553728, isbn: 0521553725,
This book examines, for the first time, the scientific procedures devised by Ptolemy (second century AD) for investigating the structures underlying musical melody, a project that he conceived as closely related to astronomy. Ptolemy's account of his...
Mahmoud Darwish (Written Culture and Identity)
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ean: 9781784530716, isbn: 1784530719,
4.3 out of 5 stars with 41 reviews
Mahmoud Darwish is the poet laureate of the Palestinian national struggle. His poems resonate across the entire Arab world and, more than any other single figure perhaps since the death of Yasser Arafat, he represents a unifying figurehead for Palest...
The Unknown Van Gogh: The Life of Cor van Gogh
ean: 9781770227910, isbn: 1770227911,
The Unknown Van Gogh tells the story of Cornelis van Gogh, youngest brother of Vincent and Theo van Gogh. Using new insights based on original research, the book traces the circumstances of Cornelius's short life, from his pleasant childhood in the N...
Ruark Remembered: By the Man Who Knew Him Best
ean: 9780977855131, isbn: 0977855139,
Robert Ruark (1915-1965) ranks, in the minds of most discerning readers, as the finest outdoor writer ever to grace the American literary scene. His is an enduring fame, thanks primarily to three books, The Old Man and the Boy, The Old Man s Boy Grow...
Romantic Communist: The Life and Work of Nazim Hikmet
ean: 9780312222475, isbn: 0312222475,
This is the first full-length biography in English of Nazim Hikmet, the Turkish poet and political activist who is one of the greatest literary figures ever to emerge from Turkey. Not only a communist committed to revolution, but a romantic who was p...
Let Jasmine Rain Down: Song and Remembrance among Syrian Jews (Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology)
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mpn: 23 halftones, 6 line drawings, 17 musica, ean: 9780226752112, isbn: 0226752119,
4.4 out of 5 stars with 38 reviews
When Jews left Aleppo, Syria, in the early twentieth century and established communities abroad, they carried with them a repertory of songs (pizmonim) with sacred Hebrew texts set to melodies borrowed from the popular Middle Eastern Arab musical tra...
THE DIAMOND SMUGGLERS
The exciting story of the world's biggest smuggling leak ad the private intelligence army created to plug it. Complete with photos....
Boy from Bethulie: An Autobiography
sku: 5490513, ean: 9781868143979, isbn: 186814397X,
Boy from Bethulie is a major theatrical autobiography, which is both funny and breathtakingly honest. Part history of mainstream South African theatre from the 1950s and part social documentary of the communities Mynhardt has played to--sophisticated...
Le Voyage de Baudelaire aux Mascareignes (French Edition)
sku: IQ-9789990337525, ean: 9789990337525, isbn: 9990337527,
En route for the Indies, a ship endured a terrible storm and dropped anchor in Port Louis, Mauritius. On board was the 20 year-old poet Charles Baudelaire. Little is known of what he did there; but this is the extensively researched record of what c...
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