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The Last Butterfly

Author : Michael Jacot
ISBN : 0345244060
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I Never Saw Another Butterfly

Author : Hana Volavková
ISBN : 9780805210156
Genre : Art
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Fifteen thousand children under the age of fifteen passed through the Terezin Concentration Camp. Fewer than 100 survived. In these poems and pictures drawn by the young inmates, we see the daily misery of these uprooted children, as well as their hopes and fears, their courage and optimism. 60 color illustrations.

The Last Butterfly

Author : Larry Paige
ISBN : 9780557067954
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In The Time Of The Butterflies

Author : Julia Alvarez
ISBN : 9781565129764
Genre : Fiction
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It is November 25, 1960, and three beautiful sisters have been found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. The official state newspaper reports their deaths as accidental. It does not mention that a fourth sister lives. Nor does it explain that the sisters were among the leading opponents of Gen. Rafael Leonidas Trujillo’s dictatorship. It doesn’t have to. Everybody knows of Las Mariposas—“The Butterflies.” In this extraordinary novel, the voices of all four sisters—Minerva, Patria, María Teresa, and the survivor, Dedé—speak across the decades to tell their own stories, from hair ribbons and secret crushes to gunrunning and prison torture, and to describe the everyday horrors of life under Trujillo’s rule. Through the art and magic of Julia Alvarez’s imagination, the martyred Butterflies live again in this novel of courage and love, and the human cost of political oppression.

The Jew In Cinema

Author : Omer Bartov
ISBN : 0253217458
Genre : Performing Arts
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From cinema's beginnings, the film image of the "Jew" has closely followed the fortunes and misfortunes of Jews. Analyzing more than 70 films made in the Soviet Union, Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic, East and West Germany, France, Italy, the United States, and Israel from 1920 to the 1990s, noted historian Omer Bartov argues that depictions of the "Jew" in film have been fed by, or have reacted to, certain stereotypical depictions of Jews arising from age-old prejudices. These images, in turn, both reflected public attitudes and helped to shape them. He points to Mel Gibson's film The Passion of the Christ as one of the most recent examples of the phenomenon. In trenchant discussions of individual films, Bartov develops four basic cinematic representations of the "Jew": as perpetrator (especially in antisemitic films), as victim (especially in films about the Holocaust), as hero (especially in films about the state of Israel), and as anti-hero (especially in films about the Arab-Israeli conflict). This absorbing book reveals the ways in which powerful images remained deeply embedded in the creative imagination, even as the circumstances that originally engendered them underwent profound changes. Bartov concludes that some of the fundamental prejudices about Jews, which predate cinema, persisted in cinematic depictions throughout the 20th century, although they have been reinterpreted according to changing political regimes, ideologies, and tastes. Covering a range of traditions and periods, The "Jew" in Cinema provides original and provocative interpretations that often contradict conventional views. Placing cinematic representations of the "Jew" within their historical context, Bartov demonstrates the powerful political, social, and cultural impact of these images on popular attitudes. The Helen and Martin Schwartz Lectures in Jewish Studies

The Diving Bell And The Butterfly

Author : Jean-Dominique Bauby
ISBN : 0307454835
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In December 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby, the 43-year-old editor of French Elle, suffered a massive stroke that left him permanently paralyzed, a victim of “locked in syndrome.” Once known for his gregariousness and wit, Bauby now finds himself imprisoned in an inert body, able to communicate only by blinking his left eye. The miracle is that in doing so he was able to compose this stunningly eloquent memoir.In a voice that is by turns wistful and mischievous, angry and sardonic, Bauby gives us a celebration of the liberating power of consciousness: what it is like to spend a day with his children, to imagine lying in bed beside his wife, to conjure up the flavor of delectable meals even as he is fed through at tube. Most of all, this triumphant book lets us witness an indomitable spirit and share in the pure joy of its own survival. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Butterfly Tree

Author : Zara Borthwick
ISBN : 9781471007248
Genre : Fiction
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The Butterfly Tree is a timeless classic. Follow the traveller and his companions on a wonderful journey toward a destination that shines the light and love of butterfly illumination. The Butterfly Tree lifts the heart and gives tremendous feeling that inspires the imagination with a touch of truth along the way.

A Study Guide For Celeste Raspanti S I Never Saw Another Butterfly

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN : 9781410348951
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Study Guide for Celeste Raspanti's "I Never Saw Another Butterfly," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.

The Butterfly Children

Author : Maureen Joan Winnett
ISBN : 9781785893247
Genre : Poetry
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“With the butterfly’s wings I hope they fly Out of the darkness, into the light/sky.” Maureen Joan Winnett’s The Butterfly Children is a collection of poetry that recalls the author’s time as a medium. This interesting collection explores various situations experienced by Maureen throughout her career. She takes time to explain the background to each beautifully-crafted poem, leaving readers with a full understanding of Maureen’s life as a medium. The Butterfly Children formed an early part of a special stage in Maureen’s mediumship development and her poetry is used as a channel to express this. In particular, the book focuses on her spirit children and how they manifested themselves into Maureen’s life. Throughout the collection, readers will notice how Maureen connects her work to butterflies and rainbows as a way to share her stories. Maureen also hopes that her work will allow readers to find peace within themselves and experience another spiritual world. The Butterfly Children will appeal to other healers and those who enjoy body, mind and spirituality books. In addition to this, the poetry can be used to help readers come to terms with bereavement, particularly with the loss of children.

The Last Butterflies

Author : Nick Haddad
ISBN : 0691165009
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A remarkable look at the rarest butterflies, how global changes threaten their existence, and how we can bring them back from near-extinction Most of us have heard of such popular butterflies as the Monarch or Painted Lady. But what about the Fender's Blue? Or the St. Francis' Satyr? Because of their extreme rarity, these butterflies are not well-known, yet they are remarkable species with important lessons to teach us. The Last Butterflies spotlights the rarest of these creatures--some numbering no more than what can be held in one hand. Drawing from his own first-hand experiences, Nick Haddad explores the challenges of tracking these vanishing butterflies, why they are disappearing, and why they are worth saving. He also provides startling insights into the effects of human activity and environmental change on the planet's biodiversity. Weaving a vivid and personal narrative with ideas from ecology and conservation, Haddad illustrates the race against time to reverse the decline of six butterfly species. Many scientists mistakenly assume we fully understand butterflies' natural histories. Yet, as with the Large Blue in England, we too often know too little and the conservation consequences are dire. Haddad argues that a hands-off approach is not effective and that in many instances, like for the Fender's Blue and Bay Checkerspot, active and aggressive management is necessary. With deliberate conservation, rare butterflies can coexist with people, inhabit urban fringes, and, in the case of the St. Francis' Satyr, even reside on bomb ranges and military land. Haddad shows how, through protection and restoration efforts, we might face conservation issues for all animals and plants. A moving account of extinction, recovery, and hope, The Last Butterflies demonstrates the great value of these beautiful insects to science, conservation, and people.

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