Arabesques

A Novel
Author: Anton Shammas
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520228320
Category: Fiction
Page: 263
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"Arabesques is a classic of the exploration of identity. . . . A Palestinian master of Hebrew, living at the seam between Jews and Arabs, between the ancient and the modern, between loyalties and appetites, Shammas has written beautifully about his search for design. He transforms fact into fantasy without changing a thing."--Leon Wieseltier

Arabesques

Decorative Art in Morocco
Author: N.A
Publisher: Art Creation Realisation
ISBN: 2867701244
Category: Art
Page: 480
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Provides keys to the understanding of Moroccan architecture and geometical arabesques.

Arabesques

A Tale of Double Lives
Author: Robert Dessaix
Publisher: Xou Pty Ltd
ISBN: 1925589013
Category: Travel
Page: 288
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One Sunday afternoon in a secluded valley in Normandy, Robert Dessaix chanced upon the castle where the 20th-century French writer Andre Gide spent his childhood. Recalling the excitement he felt when he first read Gide as a teenager, Dessaix sets off to recapture what it was that once drew him so strongly to this enigmatic figure. On a magic carpet ride from Lisbon to the edge of the Sahara, from Paris to the south of France and Algiers, he takes us to the places where the Nobel Prize winning author, in ways still scandalous to modern sensibilities, lived out his unconventional ideas about love, marriage, sexuality and religion. Praise for Arabesques by Robert Dessaix ‘Magical and inviting … these arabesques afford the reader inordinate pleasure.’ Livres-Hebdo (France) ‘Surrender to the ravishments first, get lost, skid with thrilled indecisiveness across the mosaic tile of each page. Venture out with the author onto the roads and dizzying crossroads he negotiates as he plots a course between past and present, old haunts and new horizons, in the lands of Araby …’ The Age

Arabesque

A Taste of Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon
Author: Claudia Roden
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0307493970
Category: Cooking
Page: 352
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In the 1960s Claudia Roden introduced Americans to a new world of tastes in her classic A Book of Middle Eastern Food. Now, in her enchanting new book, Arabesque, she revisits the three countries with the most exciting cuisines today—Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon. Interweaving history, stories, and her own observations, she gives us 150 of the most delectable recipes: some of them new discoveries, some reworkings of classic dishes—all of them made even more accessible and delicious for today’s home cook. From Morocco, the most exquisite and refined cuisine of North Africa: couscous dishes; multilayered pies; delicately flavored tagines; ways of marrying meat, poultry, or fish with fruit to create extraordinary combinations of spicy, savory, and sweet. From Turkey, a highly sophisticated cuisine that dates back to the Ottoman Empire yet reflects many new influences today: a delicious array of kebabs, fillo pies, eggplant dishes in many guises, bulgur and chickpea salads, stuffed grape leaves and peppers, and sweet puddings. From Lebanon, a cuisine of great diversity: a wide variety of mezze (those tempting appetizers that can make a meal all on their own); dishes featuring sun-drenched Middle Eastern vegetables and dried legumes; and national specialties such as kibbeh, meatballs with pine nuts, and lamb shanks with yogurt. Claudia Roden knows this part of the world so intimately that we delight in being in such good hands as she translates the subtle play of flavors and simple cooking techniques to our own home kitchens.

Arabesques

A Perspective
Author: Cyprian Cope
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Economics
Page: 352
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Deux Arabesques for the Piano

For Late Intermediate Piano
Author: Claude Debussy,Lynn Freeman Olson
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457423796
Category: Music
Page: 16
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Debussy was not referring to "arabesque" in the form of a ballet term but rather to the meaning of "arabesque" as a piece with exquisite detail and clear repetitions of ideas and artistic balance. These pieces were written in 1888 during Debussy's earliest compositional period.

Siamese Arabesques


Author: Carleton Cole
Publisher: Booksmango
ISBN: 6162450317
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
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Mix classical Middle Eastern culture with Thai ways and what do you get? Something very intriguing and utterly exotic.Some Arabs and Middle Easterners come to Bangkok for business and shopping. Others come for unrestrained sensuality, or medical tourism. Still others open restaurants, providing a welcome culinary service in Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya and beyond. And then there are those who need jobs while they await elusive UN approval for asylum.Proud of their own culture, one thing they don't come for is Thai culture. Rarely do Arabs ever step foot inside "infidel" Thai Buddhist temples.For centuries, and especially in the last few decades, Middle-Eastern traders and travellers, restaurateurs and refugees have left their mark on Thailand, bestowing their cultural, Islamic, architectural, culinary and musical heritage.Digging deep, Carleton Cole writes about Middle Easterners who have called Thailand a home away from home.

Deux Arabesques

Kalmus Edition
Author: Claude Debussy
Publisher: Warner Bros Publications
ISBN: 9780757937965
Category: Music
Page: 16
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The Two Arabesques (Deux arabesques), L. 66, are two of Debussy's earliest works, composed between the years 1888 and 1891, when he was still in his twenties. Although quite an early work, the arabesques contain hints of Debussy's developing musical style.

Arabesques

Monarè. Apollyona. Domitia. Ombra
Author: Mrs. Richard S. Greenough,Sarah Dana Loring Greenough
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 213
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Tulips, arabesques & turbans

decorative arts from the Ottoman Empire
Author: Yanni Petsopoulos
Publisher: Abbeville Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 224
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Analyzes the place of art in the Islamic society of the Ottoman Empire and depicts the history, development, and artistic styles of metalwork, ceramics, textiles, calligraphy, and painting

Take to the Highway

Arabesques for Travelers
Author: Bryce Milligan
Publisher: Wings Press
ISBN: 1609405137
Category: Poetry
Page: 96
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TAKE TO THE HIGHWAY is a book about journeys and the intricate memory map of human consciousness. Mostly written while driving across the expanse of Texas, the poems embody family history, anticipate his mother’s coming death, and embody his reflections on a life lived along many roads within an interior landscape. Formal and yet deeply personal, the book dares to ask, in the words of reviewer Lorna Dee Cervantes, “Who are you again?” Juan Felipe Herrera, Poet Laureate of the United States, writes of TAKE TO THE HIGHWAY: "In this shifting play of perception, memory, fast long-line and prose fevers, we are given the “Hallelujah” of envisioning, which is the diamond-eyed gift of this superb collection. Tour de force, necessary materials for the the road ahead in these times."

Graham Greene’s Conradian Masterplot

The Arabesques of Influence
Author: Robert Pendleton
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349243639
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 181
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From The Man Within (1929) to The Captain and the Enemy (1988), Graham Greene engaged in a lifelong dialogue with Joseph Conrad's political, psychological and melodramatic fictions. Repressing Conrad's political anxieties, his early work displaces the protagonist's existential dilemma into the form of the thriller or - alternatively -the 'Catholic' novel. After The Quiet American (1955), however, Greene's novels return to politics, introducing comic variations which transform Conrad's 'masterplot' into a mixed genre uniquely his own, a process charted in this book, the first full-length study of the subject.

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.

Frames of the Imagination

Gogol's Arabesques and the Romantic Question of Genre
Author: Melissa Frazier
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 224
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The Romantic question of genre posed by Friedrich Schlegel is a question of epistemology, of how art acts as an instrument of knowledge. <I>Frames of the <I>Imagination transforms this question of genre by shifting the center from Germany to Russia and to Russian Romanticism as expressed in one of its most enigmatic texts - Gogol's 1835 <I>Arabesques. This work shows <I>Arabesques to be part of a lively philosophical debate as Gogol's contemporaries struggled to create from the ideas of European Romanticism something uniquely their own. In this study, literary genre becomes a means of structuring history, nationality, and even personal identity as Gogol's text puts Romantic aesthetics into odd and unexpected action.

American Arabesque

Arabs and Islam in the Nineteenth Century Imaginary
Author: Jacob Rama Berman
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814745180
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 269
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Since 1964, the annual Socialist Register has brought together leading writers on the left to investigate aspects of a common theme. The theme of this issue is the new U.S.-led imperialist project which is currently transforming relations of global power. Contributors to this volume include: Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin, "The new imperialism: relations between the states of the USA and the advanced capitalist countries." Colin Leys and John S. Saul, "Development under the new imperialism." Greg Albo, "The economics of the new imperialism" David Harvey, "The geography of the new imperialism" Aijaz Ahmad, "Culture and the new imperialism." Saskia Sassen, "The imperial city, north and south." John Bellamy Foster, "Imperialism and the Ecosphere."

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.