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Indonesian Writing In Translation

Author : John M. Echols
ISBN : 9786028397032
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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This compilation of translations of modern Indonesian literature originated as a series of class exercises performed by some of my students at Cornell University as a part of the advanced Indonesian language class during the years 1952-1955. The selections have now been compiled primarily for use in a course on Southeast Asian Literature in Translation, in an attempt to overcome, to some extent, the lack of available material. These are presented herewith in the hope that they may also be of interest to others concerned with, or interested in, comparative or Far Eastern literature. In addition to the selections translated by these students, several poems which Messrs. Burton Raffel and Nurdin Salam kindly sent me from Makassar have been included together with two translations by Professor Harry J. Benda of the University of Rochester. Indonesian literature since 1917 has indeed been a terra incognita for several reasons, two of the most obvious being the inaccessibility of the material and the language barrier. Both of these are very slowly but gradually being broken down, as a glance at James S. Holmes' Angkatan Muda, A Checklist of Writings in Western Language Translations in Indonesie 5, pp. 462-72, will reveal. It is my hope that this anthology will assist in dispelling some of the ignorance which now inevitably prevails concerning modern Indonesian literature. With the appearance in June of the Atlantic supplement, Perspective of Indonesia further opportunity will be given Americans and others to become acquainted with a sample of the literature of this area. In preparing this anthology I have often been reminded of a story, probably apocryphal, related about Einstein who, shortly after his arrival in this country, was asked to say a few words and replied that he would try to speak in English but if by chance he should slip back into German, Dr. Lindemann would 'traduce' him. I sincerely hope that none of the writers represented in this compilation has been traduced. I cannot conclude without acknowledging the assistance of Idrus Nazir Djajadiningrat and Hassan Shadily in carefully checking many of the translations and of Mrs. Tazu Warner, secretary in the Department of Far Eastern Studies at Cornell University, who performed an excellent job of typing the mats for reproduction and assisted in numerous other ways. Finally I wish to express my appreciation to the Djakarta publishing houses, Balai Pustaka (Perpustakaan Perguruan Kementerian - P.P.&K.) and Pustaka Rakjat for granting permission to reproduce these translations of their publications. - John M. Echols

Luzac S Oriental List And Book Review

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ISBN : UOM:39015039395077
Genre : Oriental studies
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The Origins Of The Bah Community Of Canada 1898 1948

Author : Will C. van den Hoonaard
ISBN : 9780889202726
Genre : Religion
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Using diaries, memoirs, official reports, private correspondence, newspapers, archives and interviews, Will C van den Hoonaard has created the first historical account of Bahá'ís in Canada. In addition, The Origins of the Bahá'í Community of Canada, 1898-1948 clearly depicts the dynamics and the struggles of a new religion in a new country. Thirty-nine original photographs effectively depict persons and events influencing the growth of the Bahá'í movement in Canada.

Vignettes From The Life Of Abdu L Bah

Author : Annamarie Honnold
ISBN : 0853981299
Genre : Bahais
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Vignettes from the Life of 'Abdu'l-Baha'u'llah is a unique collection of stories, sayings and comments, providing a special insight into the life, character and station of Baha'u'llah'u'llah's eldest son.

Local Knowledge

Author : Clifford Geertz
ISBN : 0786723750
Genre : Social Science
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In essays covering everything from art and common sense to charisma and constructions of the self, the eminent cultural anthropologist and author of The Interpretation of Cultures deepens our understanding of human societies through the intimacies of "local knowledge." A companion volume to The Interpretation of Cultures, this book continues Geertz’s exploration of the meaning of culture and the importance of shared cultural symbolism. With a new introduction by the author.

The Challenge Of Bah U Ll H

Author : Gary L. Matthews
ISBN : 1931847169
Genre : Religion
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Shares the author's views about why he believes that the Revelation of Baha'u'llah is divine in origin and uniquely important, in a discussion of Baha'i prophecies that ties them to such historical events as the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the Holocaust and the development of nuclear weapons.

The Original Sources Of The Qur N

Author : William St. Clair Tisdall
ISBN : STANFORD:36105010201767
Genre : Koran
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The Book In The Islamic World

Author : George Nicholas Atiyeh
ISBN : 0791424731
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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This book explores Muslims' conception of themselves as "the people of the book" and explains the multifaceted meanings of this concept. Published jointly with the Library of Congress, it is an illustrated history of the book and the written word in the Islamic world.

The Oneness Of God

Author : Baháʼuʼlláh
ISBN : 1931847762
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A selection of uplifting prayers and writings that focus on the oneness and unity of God for spiritual seekers of all faiths.

My Beautiful Bahrain

Author : Robin Barratt
ISBN : 9781908752994
Genre : Travel
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Bahrain is beautiful, for many reasons- but it is mainly beautiful, in my eyes, because it is a country that embraces. The historical and cultural metamorphosis of this island is reflected in the aggregate of identities, accents and mini-cultures. Like the pearl, Bahrain has many layers and that only further adds to its lustre. The past attests to its present and the future is silent in waiting for its becoming. (Nawf T. Al-Bassam). Bahrain's beauty is not aesthetic, it is not visual - it's beauty is much deeper, hidden, and much more personal. In this way, and to many people, Bahrain is beautiful. And, as many of the stories in this book will demonstrate, Bahrain's beauty is fundamentally the subtle, gentle beauty of the island, it's way of life and the friendliness and compassion and openness and warmth of it's people. With lots of fascinating personal 'life' stories, quite a few tourist-type information and fact based contributions, some wonderful poetry, an occasional piece of fiction (set on the island) and a mixture of other diverse and captivating prose, with fifty contributions from forty writers from fifteen countries, My Beautiful Bahrain is both varied and unique, and an undeniably indispensable guide for travellers and visitors to the island, as well as a 'must-read' book for people living here, doing business here, or just interested in what life is like living on this tiny, tiny island in the Arabian Gulf.

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