Another Arabesque

Syrian-Lebanese Ethnicity in Neoliberal Brazil
Author: John Tofik Karam
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781592135417
Category: History
Page: 232
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A revealing investigation of changing identity in a globalizing world.

Latin American Foreign Policies towards the Middle East

Actors, Contexts, and Trends
Author: Marta Tawil Kuri
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137599391
Category: Political Science
Page: 296
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This volume surveys the interplay between state and non-state actors in Latin American foreign policies and attitudes towards the Middle East in the twenty-first century. How will domestic instability and international tensions affect the choices and behavior of Latin American countries towards the Arab world? The chapters here offer insight into this and similar questions, as well as a comparative value in analyzing countries beyond those specifically discussed. Common topics in policy making are considered–namely, Israel and Palestine, Iran, the Gulf countries, and the Arab "Spring”–as authors from distinct disciplines examine the crucial relation between ends and means on the one hand, and foreign policy actions and context on the other.

American Arabesque

Arabs and Islam in the Nineteenth Century Imaginary
Author: Jacob Rama Berman
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814723217
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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American Arabesque examines representations of Arabs, Islam and the Near East in nineteenth-century American culture, arguing that these representations play a significant role in the development of American national identity over the century, revealing largely unexplored exchanges between these two cultural traditions that will alter how we understand them today. Moving from the period of America’s engagement in the Barbary Wars through the Holy Land travel mania in the years of Jacksonian expansion and into the writings of romantics such as Edgar Allen Poe, the book argues that not only were Arabs and Muslims prominently featured in nineteenth-century literature, but that the differences writers established between figures such as Moors, Bedouins, Turks and Orientals provide proof of the transnational scope of domestic racial politics. Drawing on both English and Arabic language sources, Berman contends that the fluidity and instability of the term Arab as it appears in captivity narratives, travel narratives, imaginative literature, and ethnic literature simultaneously instantiate and undermine definitions of the American nation and American citizenship.

Dance Imagery for Technique and Performance, Second Edition


Author: Eric N. Franklin
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0873229436
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 257
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Franklin provides 583 imagery exercises to improve dance technique, artistic expression and performance. More than 160 illustrations highlight the images, and the exercises can be put to use in dance movement and choreography.

Elfenkuss


Author: Aprilynne Pike
Publisher: cbj Verlag
ISBN: 3641038677
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 368
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Das Romantik-Highlight des Frühjahrs: Aprilynne Pikes faszinierende Fantasy Durchscheinend blau und weiß sind sie und erschreckend schön, die flügelartigen Blütenblätter, die der 15-jährigen Laurel eines Morgens aus dem Rücken wachsen. Gemeinsam mit ihrem neuen Freund David versucht sie, herauszufinden, was mit ihr geschieht. Doch erst als sie in dem verwunschenen Wald hinter ihrem Elternhaus auf den faszinierenden Tamani trifft, erfährt sie die unglaubliche Wahrheit: Laurel ist eine Elfe, die als kleines Kind zu den Menschen gesandt wurde, um das Tor nach Avalon zu beschützen. Sie weiß, am Ende wird sie sich entscheiden müssen: zwischen ihrem Leben als College-Mädchen und ihrer Bestimmung, vor allem aber zwischen dem attraktiven David und dem Frühlingselfen Tamani, dessen grüne Augen sie nicht mehr loslassen ...

Arabesque


Author: Geoffrey Household
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1780223994
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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Arabesque is a love story that takes us to the colourful crossroads of the Middle East at the height of World War II Armande Herne - half English, half French and impassively beautiful - is sitting out the war in Beirut with no visible means of support. The rumour is she's a spy. But, as conflict between British and French, Jew and Arab whirl around her, it is a British security sergeant who finds her. Soon they are embroiled in a plot, rich with adventure and intrigue.

Elfenglanz


Author: Aprilynne Pike
Publisher: cbj Verlag
ISBN: 3641105633
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 352
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Romantik, Action und Magie: Das überraschende Finale der Elfen-Saga Laurel und Tamani sehen sich einem Feind gegenüber, der mächtiger ist als alle, denen sie bisher begegnet sind. Als sogar David und Chelsea ihnen nach Avalon folgen dürfen, wissen die Freunde, dass es schlechter um die Heimat der Elfen steht als gedacht. Doch dann entpuppt sich David als Nachfahre des legendären König Artus, er ist der Einzige, der das sagenumwobene Schwert Exalibur führen kann. Gemeinsam ziehen die Elfen und Menschen in die allerletzte Schlacht um Avalon – und nicht alle werden überleben. Das atemberaubende Finale der Elfen-Serie mit einem überraschenden Ende, denn Laurel muss sich endgültig entscheiden ...

The Shapes of Change

Images of American Dance
Author: Marcia B. Siegel
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520042124
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 386
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"What is strikingly new about Miss Siegel's achievement is that she goes beyond the usual kind of historical reassessment. . . . She performs on behalf of this most evanescent of the arts an act of significant recovery. By tracking down--often in rare stage revivals, on film or on videotape--as many of the works by major creators of the last half century as survive, and by describing them . . . in a manner that combines accuracy and imagination, she has enriched our knowledge of the past and added immeasurably, to our resent stock of critical resources." --Dale Harris, New York Times Book Review "Siegel has a gut feeling for dance and a razor-sharp intelligence about it. It's an irresistible combination." --Margaret Pierpont, Dance Magazine "After you've seen and felt dance this deeply--even vicariously--your way of looking at dance will never be the same." --William Albright, Houston Post She sees, acutely, with her muscles as well as her eyes. She thinks about dance as much as she experiences it. . . . This is dance choreography reconstituted. Dances leap off the page. . . . The ability to do that is extraordinary." --Jean Bunke, Des Moines Sunday Register "The sections in which she describes the dances themselves make up the bulk of the book and they are profoundly illuminating. . . . These descriptions represent an amazing literary, as well as critical, accomplishment, for they are both accurate and resonant, both objective and enlightening, both formal and personal." --Laura Shapiro, The Real Paper "Siegel draws on her years of experience as a working dance critic, a profession she has helped to shape, and brings to a range of American dance a sense of honesty and a mind that wants to understand the antecedents of what is currently in vogue as the dance explosion." --Iris M. Fanger, The Christian Science Monitor

Blue Arabesque

A Search for the Sublime
Author: Patricia Hampl
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 9780547350837
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 224
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These meditations inspired by a Matisse painting are “a paean to the act of seeing, celebrating our capacity to be transformed by the truths art holds.” —The New York Times Book Review Named a Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year and a Los Angeles Times Favorite Nonfiction of the Year Just out of college, Patricia Hampl was mesmerized by a Matisse painting in the Art Institute of Chicago: an aloof woman gazing at goldfish in a bowl, a Moroccan screen behind her. In Blue Arabesque, Hampl explores the allure of this lounging woman, immersed in leisure, so at odds with the rush of the modern era. Hampl’s meditation takes us to the Cote d’Azur and to North Africa, from cloister to harem, pondering figures as diverse as Eugene Delacroix, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Katherine Mansfield. Returning always to Matisse’s portraits of languid women, she discovers they were not decorative indulgences but something much more. Moving with the life force that Matisse sought in his work, Blue Arabesque is Hampl’s dazzling and critically acclaimed tour de force.