The Namesake

The Namesake
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780618485222
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Namesake Book Excerpt:

An incisive portrait of the immigrant experience follows the Ganguli family from their traditional life in India through their arrival in Massachusetts in the late 1960s and their difficult melding into an American way of life, in a debut novel that spans three decades, two continents, and two generations. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Interpreter of Maladies. Reprint.

The Namesake

The Namesake
Author: Conor Fitzgerald
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN: 1408824493
Category: Blume, Alec (Fictitious character)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Namesake Book Excerpt:

When magistrate Matteo Arconti's namesake, an insurance man from Milan, is found dead outside the court buildings in Piazza Clodio, it's a coded warning to the authorities - a clear message of defiance and intimidation.Commissioner Alec Blume, all too familiar with Rome's criminal underclass, knows little of the Calabrian mafia currently under investigation by the magistrate. Handing control of the murder inquiry to his partner Caterina Mattiola, Blume goes in search of answers, setting off on a journey into the deep dark south of Italy...

Indian Writings in English

Indian Writings in English
Author: Binod Mishra,Sanjay Kumar
Publsiher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9788126905515
Category: Indic literature (English)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indian Writings in English Book Excerpt:

Since Its Inception In 19Th Century, Indian Writing In English Has Coruscated Worldwide And The English Works Of Indian Authors Have Been Highly Appreciated Even By The People Of English-Speaking Nations. Not Remaining Confined To The Restricted Gamut Of Themes And Style Of Olden Days, Indian Writing In English Has Made Its Dent In Myriad Human Concerns At The Hands Of Great Number Of Indian Writers.In The Present Anthology, A Sincere Attempt Has Been Made To Provide An In-Depth Study Of The Works Of Reputed Indian Authors Like Bhabani Bhattacharya, Amitabh Ghosh, Shashi Tharoor, Raj Kamal Jha, Arundhati Roy, Jhumpa Lahiri, Shobha De, Manju Kapur, Anita Nair To Name But A Few. Aiming At Encouraging Variegated Opinions Without Conforming To Fixed And Rigorous Critical Canons, The Anthology Not Only Focuses On Novels But Also On The Other Forms Of Literature That Are Brilliant Evocation Of Historical, Philosophical And Social Issues Of Great Importance. It Also Traverses Through Psychological And Subliminal Issues. Contributors To The Present Anthology Have Explored The Varied Aspects Of Literary Works Of The Noted And Award-Winning Writers, Besides Analysing Critically And Impartially The Question Of Equal Rights For Women Raised By The Eminent Indian Writers In Their Works.It Is Hoped That Indian Writings In English Would Prove Indispensable For The Students Of English Literature And Would Even Appeal To Those Interested In The English Works Of Indian Writers. It Will Undoubtedly Enkindle In Readers An Avid Interest Towards Their Works And Also Help Them Sharpen Their Critical Understanding With Its Ample Food For Thought.

Studies in Women Writers in English

Studies in Women Writers in English
Author: Rama Kundu
Publsiher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9788126908165
Category: English literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studies in Women Writers in English Book Excerpt:

The New Series Studies In Women Writers In English Is A Grateful Acknowledgment Of The Contribution And Public Recognition Of The Emerging Voice Of Women In The Arena Of Literature During The Last Few Centuries, And Especially In The Latter Half Of The Twentieth Century. Women Writers Across The Globe Have Made Their Distinctive Mark, With Their Own Perception Of Life Be It Feminine, Or Feminist Or Female.The Critique Of Work By Women Writers Introduced In The Present Volume, The Sixth In The Series, Bears Evidence To The Growing Critical Attention Towards Authors Writing Outside The Mainstream, In America, Canada, And Especially In India, Who Can Be Seen Sharing Similar Awareness And Feelings Regarding The Woman S Angst And Aspirations.Since Most Of The Authors Discussed In These Articles Are Prescribed In The English Syllabus In The Universities Of India, Both The Teachers And The Students Will Find Them Extremely Useful, And The General Readers Who Are Interested In Literature In English And/Or Women Writers Will Also Find Them Intellectually Stimulating.

Frontiers of Islamic Art and Architecture

Frontiers of Islamic Art and Architecture
Author: Gülru Neci̇poğlu,Julia Bailey
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 407
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9004173277
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frontiers of Islamic Art and Architecture Book Excerpt:

"Muqarnas" is sponsored by The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. In "Muqarnas" articles are being published on all aspects of Islamic visual culture, historical and contemporary, as well as articles dealing with unpublished textual primary sources.

Names and Nunavut

Names and Nunavut
Author: Valerie Alia
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9781845451653
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Names and Nunavut Book Excerpt:

"On the surface, naming is simply a way to classify people and their environments. The premise of this study is that it is much more -- a form of social control, a political activity, a key to identity maintenance and transformation. Governments legislate and regulate naming; people fight to take, keep, or change their names. A name change can indicate subjugation or liberation, depending on the circumstances. But it always signifies a change in power relations. Since the late 1970s, the author has looked at naming and renaming, cross-culturally and internationally, with particular attention to the effects of colonisation and liberation. The experience of Inuit in Canada is an example of both. Colonisation is only part of the Nunavut experience. Contrary to the dire predictions of cultural genocide theorists, Inuit culture-- particularly traditional naming -- has remained extremely strong, and is in the midst of a renaissance. Here is a ground-breaking study by the founder of the discipline of political onomastics."--Pub. website.

New Perspectives on Indian English Writings

New Perspectives on Indian English Writings
Author: Malti Agarwal
Publsiher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9788126906895
Category: Indian literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Perspectives on Indian English Writings Book Excerpt:

New Perspectives On Indian English Writings Is A Collection Of Thirty-Eight Research Papers On Various Fictionists, Dramatists And Poets Of Indian Origin. These Papers, Contributed By Scholars And Teachers Of Repute, Study In Depth The Major Works Of The Pioneers As Well As Emerging Indian Authors, Writing In English. The Writers Included In This Volume Are Kamala Markandaya, Jhumpa Lahiri, Shashi Deshpande, Nayantara Sahgal, Girish Karnad, Manju Kapur, Bharati Mukherjee, R.K. Narayan, Salman Rushdie, Arundhati Roy, Gita Mehta, Kamala Das, Nissim Ezekiel, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala And Many Others. The Wide Range Of The Authors, Covered In This Volume, Makes It Useful For Researchers, Teachers And Postgraduate Students, Studying In Various Universities Of India.

Roger Ebert s Movie Yearbook 2009

Roger Ebert s Movie Yearbook 2009
Author: Roger Ebert
Publsiher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Total Pages: 944
Release: 2009-06-15
ISBN: 0740792164
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roger Ebert s Movie Yearbook 2009 Book Excerpt:

Nobody has been more important in telling Americans why we should love film than Roger Ebert. --Michael Shamberg, Editor and Publisher Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert presents more than 650 full-length critical movie reviews, along with interviews, essays, tributes, film festival reports, and Q and As from Questions for the Movie Answer Man. Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2009 collects more than two years' worth of his engaging film critiques. From Bee Movie to Darfur Now to No Country for Old Men, and from Juno to Persepolis to La Vie en Rose, Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2009 includes every review Ebert has written from January 2006 to June 2008. Also included in the Yearbook, which boasts 65 percent new content, are: * Interviews with newsmakers, such as Juno director Jason Reitman and Jerry Seinfeld, a touching tribute to Deborah Kerr, and an emotional letter of appreciation to Werner Herzog. * Essays on film issues, and tributes to actors and directors who died during the year. * Daily film festival reports from Cannes, Toronto, Sundance, and Telluride. * All-new questions and answers from his Questions for the Movie Answer Man columns.

Indian Women Writing in English

Indian Women Writing in English
Author: Sathupati Prasanna Sree
Publsiher: Sarup & Sons
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9788176255783
Category: Indic fiction (English)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indian Women Writing in English Book Excerpt:

Contributed articles presented at a seminar hosted by Andhra University on 20th century women authors from India.

The Films of Mira Nair

The Films of Mira Nair
Author: Amardeep Singh
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2018-09-10
ISBN: 1496819128
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Films of Mira Nair Book Excerpt:

The Films of Mira Nair: Diaspora Vérité presents the first, full-length scholarly study of her cinema. Mira Nair has broken new ground as both a feminist filmmaker and an Indian filmmaker. Several of her works, especially those related to the South Asian diaspora, have been influential around the globe. Amardeep Singh delves into the complexities of Nair’s films from 1981 to 2016, offering critical commentary on all of Nair’s major works, including her early documentary projects as well as shorts. The subtitle, “diaspora vérité,” alludes to Singh’s primary theme: Nair’s filmmaking project is driven aesthetically by her background in the documentary realist tradition (cinéma vérité) and thematically by her interest in the lives of migrants and diasporic populations. Mainly, Nair’s filmmaking intends to document imaginatively the experiences of diasporic communities. Nair’s focus on the diasporic appears in the long list of her films that have explored the subject, such as Mississippi Masala, So Far from India, Monsoon Wedding, The Perez Family, My Own Country, The Namesake, and The Reluctant Fundamentalist. However, a version of the diasporic sensibility also emerges even in films with an apparently different scope, such as Nair’s adaptation of Thackeray’s Vanity Fair. Nair began her career as a documentary filmmaker in the early 1980s. While Nair now has largely moved away from the documentary format in favor of making fictional feature films, Singh shows that a documentary realist style remains active in her subsequent fictional cinema.

Travels with Tooy

Travels with Tooy
Author: Richard Price
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2010-02-15
ISBN: 0226680576
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Travels with Tooy Book Excerpt:

Thirty-five years into his research among the descendants of rebel slaves living in the South American rain forest, anthropologist Richard Price encountered Tooy, a priest, philosopher, and healer living in a rough shantytown on the outskirts of Cayenne, French Guiana. Tooy is a time traveler who crosses boundaries between centuries, continents, the worlds of the living and the dead, and the visible and invisible. With an innovative blend of storytelling and scholarship, Travels with Tooy recounts the mutually enlightening and mind-expanding journeys of these two intellectuals. Included on the itinerary for this hallucinatory expedition: forays into the eighteenth century to talk with slaves newly arrived from Africa; leaps into the midst of battles against colonial armies; close encounters with double agents and femme fatale forest spirits; and trips underwater to speak to the comely sea gods who control the world’s money supply. This enchanting book draws on Price’s long-term ethnographic and archival research, but above all on Tooy’s teachings, songs, stories, and secret languages to explore how Africans in the Americas have created marvelous new worlds of the imagination.

The Exquisite

The Exquisite
Author: Laird Hunt
Publsiher: Coffee House Press
Total Pages: 267
Release: 2006-09-01
ISBN: 1566892600
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Exquisite Book Excerpt:

“Strange, original, and utterly brilliant—Laird Hunt is one of the most talented young writers on the American scene today.”—Paul Auster Henry, a New Yorker left destitute by circumstance and obsession, is plucked from vagrancy by a shadowy outfit whose primary business is arranging for staged murders of anxiety-ridden clients unhinged by the “events downtown” and seeking to -experience—and live through—their own carefully executed assassinations. When Henry joins this nefarious crew, which includes a beautiful blonde tattooist named Tulip, contortionist twins, and a woman referred to only as “the knockout,” he becomes inextricably linked to its ringleader, the mysterious herring connoisseur Mr. Kindt, whose identity can be traced through twists and turns all the way back to the corpse depicted in Rembrandt’s The Anatomy Lesson. Mirrored by a concurrently running story set in a hospital where Henry and Mr. Kindt are patients attended to by a certain Dr. Tulp, the mysteries surrounding Mr. Kindt’s past, Henry’s fate, and murders both staged and real begin to unravel in the most extraordinary ways. Substantive, stylish, and darkly comic, The Exquisite is a skillful dissection of reality, human connection, and the very nature of existence.

Feminine PsycheA Post Modern Critique

Feminine PsycheA Post Modern Critique
Author: Neeru Tandon
Publsiher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2008-09
ISBN: 9788126909742
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Feminine PsycheA Post Modern Critique Book Excerpt:

Indie Reframed

Indie Reframed
Author: Linda Badley
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-10-27
ISBN: 1474403956
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indie Reframed Book Excerpt:

Explores the films, practitioners, production and distribution contexts that currently represent American womens independent cinemaWith the consolidation of aindie culture in the 21st century, female filmmakers face an increasingly indifferent climate. Within this sector, women work across all aspects of writing, direction, production, editing and design, yet the dominant narrative continues to construe amaverick white male auteurs such as Quentin Tarantino or Wes Anderson as the face of indie discourse. Defying the formulaic myths of the mainstream achick flick and the ideological and experimental radicalism of feminist counter-cinema alike, womens indie filmmaking is neither ironic, popular nor political enough to be readily absorbed into pre-existing categories. This ground-breaking collection, the first sustained examination of the work of female practitioners within American independent cinema, reclaims the adifference of female indie filmmaking. Through a variety of case studies of directors, writers and producers such as Ava DuVernay, Lena Dunham and Christine Vachon, contributors explore the innovation of a range of female practitioners by attending to the sensibilities, ideologies and industrial practices that distinguish their work while embracing the ain-between space in which the narratives they represent and embody can be revealed.Key FeaturesCovers American womens independent cinema since the late 1970sAnalyses the work of acclaimed but critically overlooked female practitioners such as Kelly Reichardt, Christine Vachon, Miranda July, Kasi Lemmons, Nicole Holofcener, Mira Nair, Lisa Cholodenko, Megan Ellison, Lynn Shelton, Ava DuVernay, Mary Harron and Debra GranikDistinguishes four different approaches to analysing womens independent cinema through: production and industry perspectives; genre and other classificatory modalities; political, cultural, social and professional identities; and collaborative and collectivist practicesContributorsJohn Alberti, Northern Kentucky UniversityLinda Badley, Middle Tennessee State UniversityCynthia Baron, Bowling Green State UniversityShelley Cobb, University of SouthamptonCorinn Columpar, University of TorontoChris Holmlund, University of Tennessee-KnoxvilleGeoff King, Brunel University, LondonChristina Lane, University of MiamiJames Lyons, University of ExeterKathleen A. McHugh, UCLAKent A. Ono, University of UtahLydia Papadimitriou, Liverpool John Moores UniversityClaudia Costa Pederson, Wichita State UniversityClaire Perkins, Monash UniversitySarah Projansky, University of UtahMaria San Filippo, Goucher CollegeMichele Schreiber, Emory UniversitySarah E. S. Sinwell, University of UtahYannis Tzioumakis, University of LiverpoolPatricia White, Swarthmore CollegePatricia R. Zimmermann, Ithaca College

From Ethnic to Transnational

From Ethnic to Transnational
Author: Tanja Reiffenrath
Publsiher: LIT Verlag Münster
Total Pages: 117
Release: 2014
ISBN: 364390584X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Ethnic to Transnational Book Excerpt:

In the transnational world, travel and migratory movements result in new and highly complex human interactions between cultures. This study focuses on the personal relationships that emerge as Indian American families make their home in the United States and attempt to cope with challenging cultural differences. The analyses of Mira Nair's Mississippi Masala (1991) and The Namesake (2006), as well as Nisha Ganatra's Chutney Popcorn (1999) illustrate how transnational films reinforce, but also effectively subvert, established cultural practices and the conventions of Hollywood cinema to mediate the influences of the ethnic. (Series: MasteRResearch - Vol. 8) [Subject: Media Studies, Film Studies, India Studies, U.S. Studies, Sociology, Ethnic Studies]

The Golden Age

The Golden Age
Author: Eve Morton
Publsiher: NineStar Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-07-26
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Golden Age Book Excerpt:

Seven years ago, Sebastian Munro changed his life immensely by transitioning and starting a graduate degree at the University of Ottawa. Now that his degree—and his cash flow—has run its course, however, he finds himself on a Greyhound bus back to his suburban town outside of Toronto in early 2006. Though his high school friends are well aware of his transition, many have yet to see Sebastian face-to-face. Instead of dreading the reunion, Sebastian looks forward to it—until his parents announce their divorce, his former best friend won’t speak to him, and he realizes he has become a stranger in a place that was once so familiar. Rather than returning to Ottawa, he is forced to stay in Durham Region when he witnesses a crime at the local restaurant run by a family friend. Until the trial finishes, and until an academic job comes through, Sebastian must learn to stay exactly where he is—whether he now wants to or not. When he reaches out to his former best friend’s older brother, Garrison, their budding relationship shapes and changes everything Sebastian thought he knew about his previous life, secret identities, and the power of home. Now that Sebastian has found a way to survive in his hometown as the person he always knew himself to be, he realizes he faces a decision especially as an academic job opportunity emerges. Does he continue with his new fantasy life in his hometown, thereby leaving his former academic and trans community aside—or does he go back to the life that made him who he is now and leave his family and friends one more time?

From Literary Composition to Cinematic Adaptation A Study of Cinema through Literature from Indian Perspective

From Literary Composition to Cinematic Adaptation  A Study of Cinema through Literature from Indian Perspective
Author: Dipak Giri
Publsiher: AABS Publishing House, Kolkata, West Bengal, India-712121
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2022-03-12
ISBN: 9391146511
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Literary Composition to Cinematic Adaptation A Study of Cinema through Literature from Indian Perspective Book Excerpt:

Adaptation of literary texts, be it Indian or foreign, into Indian cinema or Indian literary texts into foreign cinema, is not new for film makers, rather one can say that such adaptation is as long as film making itself. Last few decades have witnessed a spectacular rise of many such adaptations produced out of literary texts. From past to present, literary texts of many popular writers from national to global level have been adapted into Indian cinema and also Indian literary texts into foreign cinema. However, adapting a literary work into a two or three hours cinema, mostly in case of a novel is not always an easy task to a film maker as sometimes, accommodation does not come to fit in the stipulated time frame which eventually results in messing up the whole essence of the original art. Regardless of partial or whole, a cinema based on literary text has always been a great appeal to an erudite person. The present anthology is an endeavour of some select Indian cinema based on literary texts, irrespective of Indian and foreign and also some foreign cinema based on wholly Indian literary texts. Be it Indian cinema based on popular world literature or foreign cinema based on wholly Indian texts, the book is a deft study of the cinematic adaptation of literary texts from an Indian perspective.

Ojibwe Discourse Markers

Ojibwe Discourse Markers
Author: Brendan Fairbanks
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2016-05-01
ISBN: 0803299338
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ojibwe Discourse Markers Book Excerpt:

Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Introduction and background -- 2. What is a discourse marker? -- 3. Ojibwe discourse markers -- 4. Conjunct order as a discourse- marking device -- 5. Conclusion -- Notes -- Glossary -- References -- Index

The Post colonial Space

The Post colonial Space
Author: Nandini Sahu
Publsiher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9788126907779
Category: East Indian diaspora in literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Post colonial Space Book Excerpt:

The 1980 S And After Has Created A Typical Post-Modern Anxiety With The Advent Of Salman Rushdie As An Influential Diaspora Writer. This Book Is Conceptualized Around A Series Of Topics Like Post-Modern Anxiety, Identity, Politics, National And Self-Definition, The Problem Of Exile And Diaspora, And An Interest To Examine The Way Indian English Literature Has Established Itself And Set Up As A Separate Discipline. While The Bright And Brilliant Promises About Indian English Literature Rejuvenate Us, Some Pertinent Questions Hang Above Us Related To Our Identity, Historiography And The Political And National Affiliation Of A Writer. Does The Absence Of A National Identity Affect The Tone Of A Creative Writer And The Mindset Of His Readers As Well? Does The Post-Colonial Space Invite And Initiate The Indian English Writers And The Diaspora Writers To Take Their Self And National Identity As The Metaphor Of Their Creativity? How Do They Define And Justify Themselves? What Do They Mean By Indianness, Nation And Narration, Women Issues, Subaltern Conditions, Nativism, Post-Colonialism, Post-Modernism, And Essentialism? What Are Their Literary And Extra-Literary Concerns? Do They Succeed In Giving A Clear Image To The Indigenous Culture And The Narrative Traditions Of India? What Linguistic And Stylistic Innovations Are Being Introduced By The Post-Colonial Writers? This Book Is A Humble Attempt To Point Out Some Of These Issues By The Editor And The Contributors.The Present Analytical Study Will Prove An Ideal Reference Book To Students, Researchers And Teachers Of Indian English Literature.

Wise Words of the Yup ik People

Wise Words of the Yup ik People
Author: Ann Fienup-Riordan
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 399
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN: 0803269129
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wise Words of the Yup ik People Book Excerpt:

The Yup'ik people of southwestern Alaska were some of the last Arctic peoples to come into contact with non-Natives, and as a result, Yup?ik language and many traditions remain vital into the twenty-first century. Wise Words of the Yup?ik People documents their qanruyutet (adages, words of wisdom, and oral instructions) regarding the proper living of life. Throughout history, these distinctive wise words have guided the relations between men and women, parents and children, siblings and cousins, fellow villagers, visitors, strangers, and even with non-Natives. Yup?ik elders have chosen to share these wise words during Calista Elders Council gatherings and conventions since 1998 for instrumental reasons?because of their continued relevance and power to change lives. ø The Calista Elders Council, which represents some thirteen hundred Yup'ik elders, recently spearheaded efforts at cultural revitalization through gatherings with younger community members. In describing the content of traditional instruction as well as its central motivation??We talk to you because we love you??elders not only educate Yup?ik young people but also open a window into their view of the world for all of us. ø Wise Words of the Yup?ik People will serve as a valuable resource for the Yup'ik people and those who wish to learn more about their lives and values.