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

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

Arabesques


Author: Николай Васильевич Гоголь
Publisher: Ann Arbor, Mich. : Ardis
ISBN: 9780882334363
Category: Fiction
Page: 260
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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 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.

Arabesques

A Perspective
Author: Cyprian Cope
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Economics
Page: 352
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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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2 Arabesques by Claude Debussy for Solo Piano (1891) Cd74/L.66


Author: Claude Debussy
Publisher: Mayo Press
ISBN: 1446516059
Category: Music
Page: 16
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Islamic Art in Detail


Author: Sheila R. Canby
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674023901
Category: Art
Page: 144
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This richly illustrated book allows readers to identify the elements and themes of Islamic art forms, and to examine them in works of painting and metalwork, in calligraphy and manuscripts, ceramics, glass, wood, and ivory.

Essays on Gogol

Logos and the Russian Word
Author: Susanne Fusso,Priscilla Meyer
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810111912
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 291
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These fourteen essays reflect the increasingly interdisciplinary character of Russian literature research in general and of the study of Gogol in particular, focusing on specific works, Gogol's own character, and the various approaches to aesthetic, religious, and philosophical issues raised by his writing.

Russian Subjects

Empire, Nation, and the Culture of the Golden Age
Author: Monika Greenleaf,Stephen Moeller-Sally
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810115255
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 449
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This collection of essays resituates poetic works by Derzhavin, Krylov, Batisushkov, Pushkin, Girboedov, Lermontov, Baratynsky and Pavlova, within the force fields of contradicoty cultural pressures, as are the once best-selling prose narratives of Narezhnyi, Karamzin, Viazemsky and others.

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.

Arabesques

L'aventure de la langue arabe en Occident
Author: Bassam BARAKE,Henriette WALTER
Publisher: Robert Laffont
ISBN: 2221121953
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 215
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L'arabe et le français... Lointaines par leurs origines, ces deux langues se sont croisées et influencées depuis près d'un millénaire. Connaissez-vous le nom par lequel les Arabes désignent nos chiffres "arabes" ? Croyez-vous que les Mille et Une Nuits ont vraiment duré 1001 nuits ? Vous doutiez-vous que les textes des savants grecs n'ont pu nous être transmis que grâce à des traductions arabes des manuscrits originaux ? Saviez-vous qu'il y a des centaines de mots français en arabe, tout comme il y a des centaines de mots arabes en français ? Vous trouverez des réponses à ces questions et bien d'autres informations érudites ou distrayantes, mêlées d'anecdotes littéraires et historiques, dans le livre d'Henriette Walter et de Bassam Baraké. Entre exposés savants et jeux linguistiques, c'est un peu la longue histoire des rencontres de l'Orient et de l'Occident que cet ouvrage retrace en filigrane et par touches successives. Une façon unique de s'instruire en s'amusant.

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.