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The Blossoming of a Nightingale

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ISBN10 : 9781453565643

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation

Number of Pages : 513

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: For Irene ONeill breaking free from her sheltered childhood and strict father is not a choiceits a necessity. After promising her father shed focus solely on her studies, Irene packs her bags for one of the most prestigious hospital-based nursing programs in America. Little did she know how utterly unprepared she was to enter the progressive and fast-paced world in Manhattan and Bellevue Nursing School. Irene stumbles, bumbles and bluffs her way through classes and scenarios she doesnt completely understand and finds herself mistaking bedpans for food trays and syringes for IVs! But can Irene manage to keep her promise to her father and focus only on her studies in the midst of all Manhattans distractions? She tries hard to hold true to her morals but Bellevues biggest temptations, a male nurse and a stockbroker who seem focused entirely on her, make this promise almost impossible to maintain. For the first time in her young life, Irene finds herself trapped in a love triangle between her patient and sweet colleague, Ray and the smooth and powerful stockbroker, Steve. Will this inexperienced Nightingale lose herself amid New York Citys wild 60s? Will Studio 54, war protests and free love change the woman she saw in the mirror for her entire life? And will one of these men win her heartor will they end up ruining her dream of becoming a successful nurse?

The American Letters of a Japanese Parlor-Maid

Author : Yone Noguchi

ISBN10 : 1513287508

Publisher : Graphic Arts Books

Number of Pages : 184

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1882


Book Summary: The American Letters of a Japanese Parlor Maid (1905) is a novel by Yone Noguchi. Styled as a fascinating tell-all written by a young Japanese tourist, Noguchi’s novel is the sequel to The American Diary of a Japanese Girl (1901). Composed with the assistance of Léonie Gilmour and Blanche Partington, The American Letters of a Japanese Parlor Maid was Noguchi’s second novel and a major departure from his poetry at the time. An 18-year-old Japanese woman going by the name Miss Morning Glory embarks on a journey from her native country to the United States. Accompanied by her uncle, a wealthy industrialist, Morning Glory arrives in San Francisco via steamship. She eventually makes her way to New York City, where she becomes interested in the lives of the working class and decides to test the waters of the American Dream for herself. Despite her fortunate background, she settles for a role as a parlor maid. With her abundant wit and humorous outlook, Morning Glory records in her letters a foreigner’s view of American life, all of its traditions, quirks, frustrations, and glorious delusions. Through her eyes we see the country in a strange new light, perhaps more truth than fiction. With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Yone Noguchi’s The American Letters of a Japanese Parlor Maid is a classic of Japanese American literature reimagined for modern readers.

In the Alley of the Friend

Author : Shahrokh Meskoob

ISBN10 : 081565460X

Publisher : Syracuse University Press

Number of Pages : 277

Category : Literary Criticism

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Book Summary: The celebrated and beloved fourteenth-century Persian poet Hafez continues to play an essential role in the lives of Iranians today. For centuries, scholars have studied his work, exploringboth his life and his deeply moving poetry of love, spirituality, and protest. Yet, Shahrokh Meskoob is one of the first scholars to take an innovative approach to Hafez’s poetry. Meskoob goes beyond a linguistic and rhetorical analysis of Hafez’s poetry in the Divan to access the interior thoughts of the poet and summon his spirit in the process of understanding Hafez’s mysticism.

Florence Nightingale, The Angel of the Crimea

Author : Laura E. Richards

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 948


Book Summary: One evening, some time after the great Crimean War of 1854-55, a company of military and naval officers met at dinner in London. They were talking over the war, as soldiers and sailors love to do, and somebody said: "Who, of all the workers in the Crimea, will be longest remembered?" Each guest was asked to give his opinion on this point, and each one wrote a name on a slip of paper. There were many slips, but when they came to be examined there was only one name, for every single man had written "Florence Nightingale."

Florence Nightingale the Angel of the Crimea : A Story for Young People

Author : Laura E. Richards

ISBN10 :


Number of Pages : 101

Category : Crimean War, 1853-1856

Viewed : 1262


Book Summary: Florence Nightingale the Angel of the Crimea : A Story for Young People Step by step, and all unconsciously, Florence Nightingale had been training her hand and eye to follow the dictates of her keen mind and loving heart. Now, grown a young woman, she began to think seriously how she should apply this training. What should she do with her life? Should she go on like her friends, in the quiet pleasant ways of country life? The squire's daughter was busy enough, surely. Every hour of the day was full of useful, kindly work, of happy, healthy play; should she be content with this? Her heart told her that she was not content. In her friendly visiting among the sick poor she had seen much misery and suffering, far more than she and all the other kindly ladies could attempt to relieve. She felt that something more was needed; she began to look around to see what was being done in the larger world. It was about this time that she met Elizabeth Fry, the noble and beautiful friend of the prisoner. Mrs. Fry was then an elderly woman, with all the glory of her saintly life shining about her; Florence Nightingale an earnest and thoughtful girl of perhaps eighteen or twenty. It is pleasant to think of that meeting. I do not know what words passed between them, but I can almost see them together, the beautiful stately woman in her Quaker dress, the slender girl with her quiet face and earnest eyes; can almost hear the young voice, questioning, eager and ardent; the elder answering, grave and sedate, words full of weight and wisdom, of sweetness and tenderness. This interview was one of the great moments of Florence Nightingale's early life.


Author : Arthur T. Hatto

ISBN10 : 3111703606

Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

Number of Pages : 854

Category : Language Arts & Disciplines

Viewed : 439


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Author : Gopi Chand Narang

ISBN10 : 019909151X

Publisher : Oxford University Press

Number of Pages : 488

Category : Literary Criticism

Viewed : 1479


Book Summary: Mirza Asadullah Khan (1797–1869), popularly, Ghalib, is the most influential poet of the Urdu language. He is noted for the ghazals he wrote during his lifetime, which have since been interpreted and sung by different people in myriad ways. Ghalib’s popularity has today extended beyond the Indian subcontinent to the Hindustani diaspora around the world. In this book, Gopi Chand Narang studies Ghalib’s poetics by tracing the archetypical roots of his creative consciousness and enigmatic thought in Buddhist dialectical philosophy, particularly in the concept of shunyata. He underscores the importance of the Mughal era’s Sabke Hindi poetry, especially through Bedil, whom Ghalib considered his mentor. The author also engages with Ghalib criticism that has flourished since his death and analyses the important works of the poet, including pieces from early Nuskhas and Divan-e Ghalib, strengthening this central argument. Much has been written about Ghalib’s life and his poetry. A marked departure from this dominant trend, Narang’s book looks at Ghalib from different angles and places him in the galaxy of the great Eastern poets, stretching far beyond the boundaries of India and the Urdu language.

Tale of Genji

Author : Murasaki Shikibu

ISBN10 : 1462902588

Publisher : Tuttle Publishing

Number of Pages : 1184

Category : Literary Collections

Viewed : 1029


Book Summary: "What Waley did create is literary art of extraordinary beauty that brings to life in English the world Murasaki Shikibu imagined. The beauty of his art has not dimmed, but like the original text itself retains the power to move and enlighten."—Dennis Washburn, from his foreword Centuries before Shakespeare, Murasaki Shikibu's The Tale of Genji was already acknowledged as a classic of Japanese literature. Over the past century, this book has gained worldwide acceptance as not only the world's first novel but as one of the greatest works of literature of all time. The hero of the tale, Prince Genji, is a shining example of the Heian-era ideal man—accomplished in poetry, dance, music, painting, and, not least of all to the novel's many plots, romance. The Tale of Genji and the characters and world it depicts have influenced Japanese culture to its very core. This celebrated translation by Arthur Waley gives Western readers a very genuine feel for the tone of this beloved classic. This edition contains the complete Waley translation of all six books of The Tale of Genji and also contains a new foreword by Dennis Washburn with key insights into both the book and the importance of this translation for modern readers.

Selected English Writings of Yone Noguchi: Prose

Author : Yoné Noguchi

ISBN10 : 9780838634226

Publisher : Associated University Presse

Number of Pages : 352

Category : Literary Criticism

Viewed : 1506


Book Summary: This volume contains a selection of prose from Noguchi's autobiography, The Story of Yone Noguchi Told by Himself. It casts a significant light not only upon Noguchi the transcultural poet and critic, but also upon the entire history of the relationship between modern Japan and the West.

The Heart of England

Author : Edward Thomas

ISBN10 : 1473395887

Publisher : Read Books Ltd

Number of Pages : 262

Category : Nature

Viewed : 1554


Book Summary: This early work by Edward Thomas was originally published in 1909 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Heart of England' is one of Thomas's works on the subject of nature. Philip Edward Thomas was born in Lambeth, London, England in 1878. His parents were Welsh migrants, and Thomas attended several schools, before ending up at St. Pauls. Thomas led a reclusive early life, and began writing as a teenager. He published his first book, The Woodland Life (1897), at the age of just nineteen. A year later, he won a history scholarship to Lincoln College, Oxford. Despite being less well-known than other World War I poets, Thomas is regarded by many critics as one of the finest.

Kabuki Plays on Stage. Volume 2

Author : James R. Brandon,Samuel L. Leiter

ISBN10 : 0824846281

Publisher : University of Hawaii Press

Number of Pages : 432

Category : Performing Arts

Viewed : 934


Book Summary: Kabuki Plays On Stage represents a monumental achievement in Japanese theatre studies, being the first collection of kabuki play translations to be published in twenty-five years. Fifty-one plays, published in four volumes, vividly trace kabuki's changing relations to Japanese society during the premodern era. Volume 1 consists of thirteen plays that showcase early kabuki's scintillating and boisterous styles of performance and illustrates the contrasting dramatic techniques cultivated by actors in Edo (Tokyo) and Kamigata (Osaka and Kyoto). The twelve plays translated in Volume 2 cover a brief period, but one that saw important developments in kabuki architecture, acting, dance, and the manipulation of characters and themes. As the series title indicates, the plays were translated to capture the vivacity of performances on stage. The translations, each accompanied by a thorough introduction that contextualizes the play, are based not only on published texts, but performance scripts and the study of the plays as they are performed in theatres today. Each volume is lavishly illustrated with rare woodblock prints in full color of Tokugawa- and Meiji-period productions as well as color and black-and-white photographs of contemporary performances.

The Ink Dark Moon

Author : Ono no Komachi,Izumi Shikibu

ISBN10 : 0804153590

Publisher : Vintage

Number of Pages : 240

Category : Poetry

Viewed : 784


Book Summary: These translated poems were written by 2 ladies of the Heian court of Japan between the ninth and eleventh centuries A.D. The poems speak intimately of their authors' sexual longing, fulfillment and disillusionment.

Florence Nightingale, the Angel of the Crimea

Author : Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards

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Publisher : Good Press

Number of Pages : 186

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1359


Book Summary: "Florence Nightingale, the Angel of the Crimea" by Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Architectures of Transversality

Author : Shima Mohajeri

ISBN10 : 1351759744

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 172

Category : Architecture

Viewed : 952


Book Summary: Architectures of Transversality investigates the relationship between modernity, space, power, and culture in Iran. Focusing on Paul Klee’s Persian-inspired miniature series and Louis Kahn’s unbuilt blueprint for a democratic public space in Tehran, it traces the architectonics of the present as a way of moving beyond universalist and nationalist accounts of modernism. Transversality is a form of spatial production and practice that addresses the three important questions of the self, objects, and power. Using Deleuzian and Heideggerian theory, the book introduces the practices of Klee and Kahn as transversal spatial responses to the dialectical tension between existential and political territories and, in doing so, situates the history of the silent, unrepresented and the unbuilt – constructed from the works of Klee and Kahn – as a possible solution to the crisis of modernity and identity-based politics in Iran.

The Lands of the Saracen

Author : Bayard Taylor

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Good Press

Number of Pages : 392

Category : Travel

Viewed : 1590


Book Summary: "The Lands of the Saracen" by Bayard Taylor. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde

Author : Jarlath Killeen

ISBN10 : 1317032136

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 202

Category : Literary Criticism

Viewed : 1269


Book Summary: Oscar Wilde's two collections of children's literature, The Happy Prince and Other Stories (1888) and A House of Pomegranates (1891), have often been marginalised in critical accounts as their apparently conservative didacticism appears at odds with the characterisation of Wilde as an amoral aesthete. In this, the first full-length study of Wilde's fairy tales for children, Jarlath Killeen argues that Wilde's stories are neither uniformly conservative nor subversive, but a blend of both. Killeen contends that while they should be read in relation to a literary tradition of fairy tales that emerged in nineteenth century Europe; Irish issues heavily influenced the work. These issues were powerfully shaped by the 'folk Catholicism' Wilde encountered in the west of Ireland. By resituating the fairy tales in a complex nexus of theological, political, social, and national concerns, Killeen restores the tales to their proper place in the Wilde canon.

The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night (Complete)

Author : Sir Richard Francis Burton

ISBN10 : 1465541713

Publisher : Library of Alexandria

Number of Pages : 340

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 498


Book Summary: The present is, I believe, the first complete translation of the great Arabic compendium of romantic fiction that has been attempted in any European language comprising about four times as much matter as that of Galland and three times as much as that of any other translator known to myself; and a short statement of the sources from which it is derived may therefore be acceptable to my readers. Three printed editions, more or less complete, exist of the Arabic text of the Thousand and One Nights; namely, those of Breslau, Boulac (Cairo) and Calcutta (1839), besides an incomplete one, comprising the first two hundred nights only, published at Calcutta in 1814. Of these, the first is horribly corrupt and greatly inferior, both in style and completeness, to the others, and the second (that of Boulac) is also, though in a far less degree, incomplete, whole stories (as, for instance, that of the Envier and the Envied in the present volume) being omitted and hiatuses, varying in extent from a few lines to several pages, being of frequent occurrence, whilst in addition to these defects, the editor, a learned Egyptian, has played havoc with the style of his original, in an ill-judged attempt to improve it, producing a medley, more curious than edifying, of classical and semi-modern diction and now and then, in his unlucky zeal, completely disguising the pristine meaning of certain passages. The third edition, that which we owe to Sir William Macnaghten and which appears to have been printed from a superior copy of the manuscript followed by the Egyptian editor, is by far the most carefully printed and edited of the three and offers, on the whole, the least corrupt and most comprehensive text of the work. I have therefore adopted it as my standard or basis of translation and have, to the best of my power, remedied the defects (such as hiatuses, misprints, doubtful or corrupt passages, etc.) which are of no infrequent occurrence even in this, the best of the existing texts, by carefully collating it with the editions of Boulac and Breslau (to say nothing of occasional references to the earlier Calcutta edition of the first two hundred nights), adopting from one and the other such variants, additions and corrections as seemed to me best calculated to improve the general effect and most homogeneous with the general spirit of the work, and this so freely that the present version may be said, in great part, to represent a variorum text of the original, formed by a collation of the different printed texts; and no proper estimate can, therefore, be made of the fidelity of the translation, except by those who are intimately acquainted with the whole of these latter. Even with the help of the new lights gained by the laborious process of collation and comparison above mentioned, the exact sense of many passages must still remain doubtful, so corrupt are the extant texts and so incomplete our knowledge, as incorporated in dictionaries, etc, of the peculiar dialect, half classical and half modern, in which the original work is written. One special feature of the present version is the appearance, for the first time, in English metrical shape, preserving the external form and rhyme movement of the originals, of the whole of the poetry with which the Arabic text is so freely interspersed. This great body of verse, equivalent to at least ten thousand twelve-syllable English lines, is of the most unequal quality, varying from poetry worthy of the name to the merest doggrel, and as I have, in pursuance of my original scheme, elected to translate everything, good and bad (with a very few exceptions in cases of manifest mistake or misapplication), I can only hope that my readers will, in judging of my success, take into consideration the enormous difficulties with which I have had to contend and look with indulgence upon my efforts to render, under unusually irksome conditions, the energy and beauty of the original, where these qualities exist, and in their absence, to keep my version from degenerating into absolute doggrel.

A Dictionary of the English Language: an Anthology

Author : Samuel Johnson

ISBN10 : 0141902868

Publisher : Penguin UK

Number of Pages : 704

Category : Reference

Viewed : 1548


Book Summary: Samuel Johnson's Dictionary, published in 1755, marked a milestone in a language in desperate need of standards. No English dictionary before it had devoted so much space to everyday words, been so thorough in its definitions, or illustrated usage by quoting from Shakespeare and other great writers. Johnson's was the dictionary used by Jane Austen and Charles Dickens, Wordsworth and Coleridge, the Brontës and the Brownings, Thomas Hardy and Oscar Wilde. This new edition, edited by David Crystal, will contain a selection from the original, offering memorable passages on subjects ranging from books and critics to dreams and ethics.