The Curious Adventures of a Doctor from Jaffna

The Curious Adventures of a Doctor from Jaffna
Author: K. Puvanendran,S. R. Nathan
Publsiher: Editions Didier Millet
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2013
ISBN: 9814385670
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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From a childhood spent playing marbles and climbing trees in Ceylon to a medical career in bustling Singapore, Dr K. Puvanendran’s experiences have been rich and varied. A leading neurologist, he counts kings and presidents among his former patients. This charmingly written autobiography traces the trajectory of his life against the changing landscapes of two vastly different countries. As a boy in Jaffna, Dr Puvanendran found imaginative ways to fill his time. He recounts with great relish the carefree pranks, adventures and school experiences. Woven into the evocation of these simple pleasures are also sobering glimpses of the darker periods in Ceylon’s history. After attending medical college in Colombo, Dr Puvanendran stayed in Ceylon to work before accepting a position at Outram Road General Hospital, now Singapore General Hospital, in 1971. As the narrative unfolds, we read about the roots of his interest in neurology, the highs and lows of his career, the doctors who inspired him and the most memorable medical cases from his fifty years of practice. Some of these intriguing cases include sleep-related crimes, for which he has testified in court as a local pioneer in sleep medicine. Dr Puvanendran’s story takes us through the old world of Ceylon and into the heady post-independence days of Majulah Singapura (“Onward Singapore”, as the national anthem proclaims), offering along the way a successful doctor’s take on the study and practice of medicine.

Comic Effects

Comic Effects
Author: Paul Lewis
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 204
Release: 1989-01-01
ISBN: 9780791400227
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Lewis draws on both humor theories and research, arguing for the development of interdisciplinary methodologies in the study of literary humor. He demonstrates that the sociologist of humor and the comic playwright approach the same subject--humor in and between groups--with different tools, that writers of Bildungsromane and developmental psychologists share a common interest in the role of humor in maturation, and that the monsters that haunt the psyches of professional comedians can be useful in understanding the odd minglings of humor and fear in Gothic fiction. His treatment of writers who differ widely in their use of humor suggests that the complexity and diversity of humor make it a richly variable determinant of character, genre, and writer.

Growing Up While Going Down the Rabbit Hole

Growing Up While Going Down the Rabbit Hole
Author: Frances Smith
Publsiher: Page Publishing Inc
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2020-12-04
ISBN: 1662412282
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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As the author’s childhood tumbles from her memory onto the pages of print, the reader is privy to all sorts of surprising revelations. Be prepared to chuckle with glee, feel your mouth gape reading about situations too weird to be untrue, wince as your heart breaks in sadness and anger over sordid situations, and shake your head both in disbelief and even perfect understanding of unusual childhood tales. Between the covers of the book, the author’s very direct style in sharing the goings-on around her that profoundly affected her talks to the reader personally and even bluntly. As the years pass, the toll from various elements in her life becomes clearer and grows higher. The book’s title was chosen because it chronicles from a curious angle a young girl’s memories of growing up. The story’s framework of recollections connected to given residences, the number of those residences, and the regularity with which this family migrated from one to another was interesting from the storytelling perspective and fortunate for Frances and all her readers. That her memories were mentally magnetized, that they attached and were thereby preserved according to the various times and places Frances called home, was an innovative, efficient, and effective writing device. Use of the rabbit hole idiom was spot-on, because despite growing older, taller, and maturing in ways (growing up), simultaneously an ominous, downward momentum was also steadily gaining more of a foothold in the life of this young person. Left unchecked, this destructive force would increasingly result in a stranger, more problematic, and chaotic life, an exquisite analogy provided by Lewis Carroll. The story shared within this book is a poignant and absorbing account as seen through the eyes of the child who lived it. Much is revealed throughout this narrative, and although the book ends, the story obviously continues. The indubitable question is not written but silently screams, what happens next?

Totem Animals Orion Plain and Simple

Totem Animals  Orion Plain and Simple
Author: Celia M Gunn
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2016-11-17
ISBN: 1409169502
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A practical guide on how listening to your totem animal can give an insight into your life. The idea of spirit guides speaking through animals and birds dates back to ancient times. Today, if we're open to watching and listening to our totem animals, we can develop beneficial relationships with them. We can, also, recognise that when a totem animal appears to us in a special way, it's offering insight into what's happening in our lives. This helpful book will give you a greater understanding of more than 60 totem animals and their unique meanings in an A to Z encyclopaedic listing, will lead you through the steps for accessing a chosen spirit and help you explore the role of animal spirits in cultures around the world. Also included are chapters on: · Totem Animals Around the World · Your Totem Animal · Working with Your Totem Animal · Strengthening Your Connection to Your Totem Animal · Your Child's Totem Animal This user-friendly guide is practical and accessible and offers insight and wisdom for daily life.

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1712
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Town Country

Town   Country
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 406
Release: 1950
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The London Literary Gazette and Journal of Belles Lettres Arts Sciences Etc

The London Literary Gazette and Journal of Belles Lettres  Arts  Sciences  Etc
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1826
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Great Britain
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Jim Kobak s Kirkus Reviews

Jim Kobak s Kirkus Reviews
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 514
Release: 1988
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Literary Gazette and Journal of Belles Lettres Arts Sciences Etc

Literary Gazette and Journal of Belles Lettres  Arts  Sciences  Etc
Author: William Jerdan,William Ring Workman,Frederick Arnold,John Morley,Charles Wycliffe Goodwin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 862
Release: 1826
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Kirkus Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 992
Release: 1988
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kirkus Reviews Book Excerpt:

Adult books are categorized by genre (i.e., fiction, mystery, science fiction, nonfiction). Along with bibliographic information, the expected date of publication and the names of literary agents for individual titles are provided. Starred reviews serve several functions: In the adult section, they mark potential bestsellers, major promotions, book club selections, and just very good books; in the children's section, they denote books of very high quality. The unsigned reviews manage to be discerning and sometimes quite critical.

Kirkus Children s and Young adult Edition

Kirkus Children s and Young adult Edition
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1988
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Children's literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Literary Gazette

The Literary Gazette
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 844
Release: 1826
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Youth s Companion

Youth s Companion
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 678
Release: 1896
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Galaxy

The Galaxy
Author: William Conant Church
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1028
Release: 1965
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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American Magazine

American Magazine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1306
Release: 2023
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The American Magazine

The American Magazine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1926
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Captain Caution

Captain Caution
Author: Kenneth Lewis Roberts
Publsiher: Bookthrift Company
Total Pages: 336
Release: 1934
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Arundel (Me.)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Captain Caution Book Excerpt:

This is the classic series from Pulitzer Prize-winning historical novelist Kenneth Roberts, all featuring characters from the town of Arundel, Maine. Arundel follows Steven Nason as he joins Benedict Arnold in his march to Quebec during the American Revolution. Rabble in Arms continues with the exploits of Benedict Arnold, and includes many of the characters from the first book. The Lively Lady is a novel about the War of 1812 and tells the story of U.S. sea captain Richard Nason as he is captured by the British and sent to Dartmoor Prison. Captain Caution is another seafaring tale of the War of 1812.

Charles Knight s Pictorial Museum of Animated Nature

Charles Knight s Pictorial Museum of Animated Nature
Author: Charles Knight
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1856
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Zoology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Saturday Evening Post

The Saturday Evening Post
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 646
Release: 1907
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Periodicals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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New York Times Saturday Review of Books and Art

New York Times Saturday Review of Books and Art
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1150
Release: 1970
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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