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East West

Author : Mark Fram
ISBN : 1552450651
Genre : Travel
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Let's say you want to know which famous Canadian poet lived in the Waverley Hotel for seven years, constantly changing rooms in fear of RCMP bugs. Or you live at 44 Walmer and want to know what on earth they were thinking with those balconies. Or you want to know what's behind (or underneath!) that giant O hanging over Harbord at Spadina. These things were troubling us, too, so we assembled East/West: A Guide to Where People Live in Downtown Toronto . East/West is a guided tour ofold stories and fresh perspectives on the architecture and planning of housing and urban development in central Toronto - including both success stories and perennial problems. With specially prepared maps and over 120 photos, and essays - written by 65 of our best architects, historians and planners - exploring the history and development of neighbourhoods and of the individual buildings withinthem, East/West is a portrait of Toronto like no other. East/West is not your average city guide. It'll take you down alleyways you've never heard of, show you buildings you've never seen, offer you that bit of history you've never been able to access. It tells you how Toronto has tried to house the homeless over the years, how the waterfront evolved (or devolved, depending on how you look at it), and the character of different neighbourhoods has changed. From Annes abodes to Rosedale residences, this book will introduce you to a Toronto you only thought you knew.

East West North South

Author : Geir Lundestad
ISBN : 1446242471
Genre : History
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'...one of the classic overviews of international politics in the post-war era... might be the best overview in print in any language on international politics' - Journal of Peace Research 'There could hardly be a better introduction to the study of international relations than this already widely-used volume by one of the most accomplished historians of the post-war era' - John Lewis Gaddis Now in its sixth edition, Geir Lundestad's popular and long-established introduction to the history and major developments of International Relations since 1945 has been fully revised and updated to cover all important events and key literature up to 2009. This new edition includes a brand new chapter dedicated to issues between major powers and local conflicts post-2001, a thoroughly updated assessment of the spread of nuclear weapons, and extensive new coverage of economic relations with particular reference to the changing role of Asia. North, South, East, West remains essential reading for all students of international relations, world politics and international history.

East West Mimesis

Author : Kader Konuk
ISBN : 0804775753
Genre : History
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East West Mimesis follows the plight of German-Jewish humanists who escaped Nazi persecution by seeking exile in a Muslim-dominated society. Kader Konuk asks why philologists like Erich Auerbach found humanism at home in Istanbul at the very moment it was banished from Europe. She challenges the notion of exile as synonymous with intellectual isolation and shows the reciprocal effects of German émigrés on Turkey's humanist reform movement. By making literary critical concepts productive for our understanding of Turkish cultural history, the book provides a new approach to the study of East-West relations. Central to the book is Erich Auerbach's Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature, written in Istanbul after he fled Germany in 1936. Konuk draws on some of Auerbach's key concepts—figura as a way of conceptualizing history and mimesis as a means of representing reality—to show how Istanbul shaped Mimesis and to understand Turkey's humanist reform movement as a type of cultural mimesis.

East West

Author : Salman Rushdie
ISBN : 9781409058809
Genre : Fiction
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This dazzling collection of short stories explores the allure and confusion of what happens when East meets West. Fantasy and realism collide as a rickshaw driver writes letters home describing his film star career in Bombay; a mispronunciation leads to romance and an unusual courtship in sixties London; two childhood friends turned diplomats live out fantasies hatched by Star Trek; and Christopher Columbus dreams of consummating his relationship with Queen Isabella. With one foot in the East and one foot in the West, this collection reveals the oceanic distances and the unexpected intimacies between the two.

Purbo Paschim

Author : Sunil Gangopadhyaya
ISBN : 8126010029
Genre : Bengali fiction
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It Is A Bengali Novel Set Against The Backdrop Of The Biggest Exodus In Human HistoryýThe 1947 Partition Of India. This Novel Is A Record Of Tumultuous Times In East Pakistan As Well As In Indian Bengal. But Their Problems Were Vastly Different. The Story, Revolving Around Two College Friends, Both Bengali Though One Hindu And Other Muslim Soon Takes Into Its Expanding Orbit Other Characters, Families, Issues. The Two Friends Drift Apart, Separated By The Political Division, Then Each Is Caught Up In His Own Problem.

East West Montage

Author : Sheng-mei Ma
ISBN : 9780824831813
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Approximately twelve hours' difference lies between New York and Beijing. The West and the East are, literally, night and day apart. Yet East-West Montage crosscuts the two in the manner of adjacent filmic shots to accentuate their montage-like complementarity. It examines the intersection between East and West--the Asian diaspora (or more specifically Asian bodies in diaspora) and the cultural expressions by and about people of Asian descent on both sides of the Pacific. Following the introduction "Establishing Shots," the book is divided into seven intercuts, which in turn subdivide into dialectically paired chapters' focusing on specific body parts or attributes. The range of material examined is broad and rich: the iconography of the opium den in film noir, the writings of Asian American novelists, the swordplay and kung fu film, Japanese anime, the "Korean Wave" (including soap operas like Winter Sonata and the cult thriller Oldboy), Rogers and Hammerstein's Orientalist musicals, the comic Blackhawk, the superstar status of the Dalai Lama, and the demise of Hmong refugees and Chinese retirees in the U.S. Highly original and immensely readable, East-West Montage will appeal to many working in a range of disciplines, including Asian studies, Asian American studies, cultural studies, ethnic studies, film studies, popular culture, and literary criticism.

Text And Trauma

Author : Ian Richard Netton
ISBN : 9781136103384
Genre : Social Science
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An essay in literary criticism with a difference, addressing the nature of blasphemy and using selected novels by Salman Rushdie, Najib Mahfuz and Nikos Kazantzakis as case studies.

East West Dialogue In Knowledge And Higher Education

Author : Ruth Hayhoe
ISBN : 1563248336
Genre : Education
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This work is a dialogue on alternative approaches to knowledge and higher education characteristic of the Western University. Western scholars approach these issues from the viewpoint of the challenges facing the university and Eastern contributors explore parallel issues in their societies.

Literature Religion And East West Comparison

Author : Anthony C. Yu
ISBN : 0874138698
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book pays critical homage to the eminent comparatist of Chinese and Western literature and religion, Anthony C. Yu of The University of Chicago. Broadly comparative, cross-cultural, and interdisciplinary in scope, the volume consists of an introductory essay on Yu's scholarly career, and thirteen additional essays on topics such as literary texts and traditions of varying provenance and periods, ranging from ancient Greece, medieval Europe, and nineteenth- and twentieth-century England and America, to China from the classical to modern periods. The disciplines and areas of research that the essays draw into constructive engagement with one another include comparative literature, religion and literature, history of religions, (or comparative religion), religion and social thought, and the study of myth. Eric Ziolkowski is Professor and Head of the Department of Religious Studies at Lafayette College.

Small Firms And Entrepreneurship

Author : Zoltan J. Acs
ISBN : 0521431158
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book analyses the relative importance of small firms in industrial economies. It brings together a series of studies spanning a spectrum of selected countries in developed Western nations and Eastern Europe to identify the exact role of small firms and how this role has evolved. A striking result which emerges is that a distinct and consistent shift away from large firms and towards small enterprises has occurred within the manufacturing sector of all Western countries, while the role of small firms in Eastern European nations has been remarkably restricted, and, indeed, all these countries have experienced a shift away from small firms. It is clear from this analysis that a major challenge for political and economic reform in Central and Eastern Europe is to create the strong entrepreneurial sector which exists in the West.

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