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Luzac S Oriental List And Book Review

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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

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.

The Origins Of The Bah Community Of Canada 1898 1948

Author : Will C. van den Hoonaard
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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.

Blessed Is The Spot

Author : Baháʼuʼlláh
ISBN : 1618510487
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Blessed is the Spot is a simple and beautiful prayer book for children. Illustrated with warm and inviting imagery by Constanze von Kitzing, whose work strikes the perfect balance between playful and reverent, the book contains a single prayer from the writings of the Bahai Faith. The prayer has long been loved and cherished by the Bahai community for its exquisite yet accessible words, and it is hoped that many new readers, both children and parents alike, will fall in love with the prayer and find inspiration in its uplifting words.

Touch In The Helping Professions

Author : Martin Rovers
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Inappropriate touch cases have sparked public outcry and made headlines, but a discussion on the importance and ethics of positive, caring, appropriate touch in the helping professions such as teaching, nursing and counselling is long overdue.

Trooper Bluegum At The Dardanelles

Author : Oliver Hogue
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Excerpt from Trooper Bluegum at the Dardanelles: Descriptive Narratives of the More Desperate Engagements on the Gallipoli Peninsula Mong the legacies, good and evil, tragic and inspiring, which the Great War of Nations is destined to hand down to posterity, one of the most valuable and permanent in its influence will be the literature which this Armaged don will have brought forth. In that fountain of knowledge the world will have command of vast stores of intellectual treasure - History, Poetry, the Drama, Philosophy, Fiction - which will continue to fascinate, to appal, to instruct, so long as books are read and the crimes, the Virtues, the calamities and follies of mankind are subjects of human interest. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Book In The Islamic World

Author : George Nicholas Atiyeh
ISBN : 0791424731
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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.

Kevlar Legions

Author : John Sloan Brown
ISBN : 1944961771
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Kevlar Legions: The Transformation of the U.S. Army, 1989-2005, argues that from 1989 through 2005 the United States Army attempted, and largely achieved, a centrally directed and institutionally driven transformation relevant to ground warfare that exploited Information Age technology, adapted to post-Cold War strategic circumstances, and integrated into parallel Department of Defense efforts. The process not only modernized equipment, it also substantially altered doctrine, organization, training, administrative and logistical practices, and the service culture. The resultant digitized expeditionary Army was as different from the late Cold War Army as the late Cold War Army was from that of the early Cold War or from the mobilization-based Armies of World Wars I and II. Kevlar Legions further contends that the digitized expeditionary Army has withstood the test of combat, performing superbly with respect to deployment and high-end conventional combat and capably with respect to low-intensity conflict.

Local Knowledge

Author : Clifford Geertz
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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.

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