Chapter and Verse

Author: Tony Banks,Phil Collins,Peter Gabriel,Steve Hackett,Mike Rutherford

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312379560

Category: Music

Page: 359

View: 2979

The long-awaited, definitive story of one of the worlds most creative and commercial rock groups, this beautiful, full-color book coincides with the bands Fall 2007 reunion tour. All former band members have collaborated in presenting their story that spans 30 years and 30 albums.

Author: N.A

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 347603576X


Page: N.A

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Muslim Identity and Social Change in Sub-Saharan Africa

Author: Louis Brenner

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253312716

Category: Religion

Page: 250

View: 1169

"This volume is indispensable to anyone who wants to understand current trends in Islam in Africa." -- MESA Bulletin "A must read for anyone interested in Muslim identity and social change in sub-Saharan Africa." -- Religious Studies Review "The Brenner volume... develops a broader range of issues... [on] African Muslim communities than any existing study." -- John Hanson These essays constitute a timely exploration of the dynamism of Islam as a force for shaping identity and for social and political change across Africa today.


A Nigerian Case Study

Author: Efurosibina E. Adegbija

Publisher: Africa World Press

ISBN: 9781592211739

Category: Social Science

Page: 275

View: 950

Adegbija puts a national and international searchlight on the Nigerian socio-linguistic scenario through a description and analysis of the language landscape in its various ramifications. He provides a readily accessible, stimulating and fairly comprehensive description of the language situation, including the functions of languages, language choice, language attitudes, the plight and destiny of minority languages and the planning, management and engineering of multilingualism in the Nigerian context.

The Bookshop

Author: Penelope Fitzgerald

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547524773

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 3162

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING EMILY MORTIMER, BILL NIGHY, AND PATRICIA CLARKSON Short-listed for the Booker Prize “A beautiful book, a perfect little gem.” — BBC Kaleidoscope “A marvelously piercing fiction.” — Times Literary Supplement In 1959 Florence Green, a kindhearted widow with a small inheritance, risks everything to open a bookshop — the only bookshop — in the seaside town of Hardborough. By making a success of a business so impractical, she invites the hostility of the town's less prosperous shopkeepers. By daring to enlarge her neighbors’ lives, she crosses Mrs. Gamart, the local arts doyenne. Florence’s warehouse leaks, her cellar seeps, and the shop is apparently haunted. Only too late does she begin to suspect the truth: a town that lacks a bookshop isn’t always a town that wants one. This new edition features an introduction by David Nicholls, author of One Day.

Between Marx and Coca-Cola

Youth Cultures in Changing European Societies, 1960-1980

Author: Axel Schildt,Detlef Siegfried

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845450090

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

View: 8527

In the 1960s and 70s, a new youth consciousness emerged in Western Europe which gave this period its distinct character. This volume demonstrates how international developments fused with national traditions, producing specific youth cultures that becameleading trendsetters of emergent post-industrial Western societies.

Joe Cinque's Consolation

Author: Helen Garner

Publisher: Picador Australia

ISBN: 9781742623870

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 338

View: 5417

NOW A CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED MOTION PICTURE A true story of death, grief and the law "Garner's book is a writer's profound response to a tragedy and to questions about human responsibility over time as well as at precise moments" The Age In October 1997 a clever young law student at ANU made a bizarre plan to murder her devoted boyfriend after a dinner party at their house. Some of the dinner guests-most of them university students-had heard rumours of the plan. Nobody warned Joe Cinque. He died one Sunday, in his own bed, of a massive dose of rohypnol and heroin. His girlfriend and her best friend were charged with murder. Helen Garner followed the trials in the ACT Supreme Court. Compassionate but unflinching, this is a book about how and why Joe Cinque died. It probes the gap between ethics and the law; examines the helplessness of the courts in the face of what we think of as 'evil'; and explores conscience, culpability, and the battered ideal of duty of care. It is a masterwork from one of Australia's greatest writers. Winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Best True Crime 2005 Winner of the ABIA Book of the Year 2004

Gedanken Über Die Religion

Author: Blaise Pascal

Publisher: Tredition Classics

ISBN: 9783847289142


Page: 292

View: 8389

Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veroffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Grossteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhaltlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bucher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Forderung der Kultur. Sie tragt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten


A Novel in Nine Episodes

Author: Daniel Kehlmann

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307379442

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 1491

Imagine being famous. Being recognized on the street, adored by people who have never even met you, known the world over. Wouldn’t that be great? But what if, one day, you got stuck in a country where celebrity means nothing, where no one spoke your language and you didn’t speak theirs, where no one knew your face (no book jackets, no TV) and you had no way of calling home? How would your fame help you then? What if someone got hold of your cell phone? What if they spoke to your girlfriends, your agent, your director, and started making decisions for you? And worse, what if no one believed you were you anymore? When you saw a look-alike acting your roles for you, what would you do? And what if one day you realized your magnum opus, like everything else you’d ever written, was a total waste of time, empty nonsense? What would you do next? Would your audience of seven million people keep you going? Or would you lose the capacity to keep on doing it? Fame and facelessness, truth and deception, spin their way through all nine episodes of this captivating, wickedly funny, and perpetually surprising novel as paths cross and plots thicken, as characters become real people and real people morph into characters. The result is a dazzling tour de force by one of Europe’s finest young writers. From the Hardcover edition.

Obasanjo, Nigeria and the World

Author: John Iliffe

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 184701027X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 326

View: 1298

This first full account of Obasanjo's life from 1937 to 2010 combines an analysis of an exceptionally vital and complicated man with a history of an exceptionally vital and complicated country.

Film Front Weimar

Representations of the First World War in German Films of the Weimar Period (1919-1933)

Author: Bernadette Kester

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789053565988

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 329

View: 1310

How was Germany's experience of World War I depicted in film during the following years? Drawing on analysis of the films of the Weimar era--documentaries and feature films addressing the war's causes, life at the front, war at sea, and the home front--Bernadette Kester sketches out the historical context, including reviews and censors' reports, in which these films were made and viewed, and offers much insight into how Germans collectively perceived World War I during its aftermath and beyond.


Author: Peter Handke

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466807016

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 1759

Set in 1960, this novel tells of Filib Kobal's journey from his home in Carinthia to Slovenia on the trail of his missing brother, Gregor. He is armed only with two of Gregor's books: a copy book from agricultural school, and a Slovenian - German dictionary, in which Gregor has marked certain words. The resulting investigation of the laws of language and naming becomes a transformative investigation of himself and the world around him.

Engineering: A Very Short Introduction

Author: David Blockley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199578699

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 135

View: 5684

Engineering is part of almost everything we do - from the water we drink and the food we eat, to the buildings we live in and the roads and railways we travel on. This book explores the nature and practice of engineering, its history, its scope, and its relationship with art, science and technology.

The World According to Hollywood, 1918-1939

Author: Ruth Vasey

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299151942

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 299

View: 2872

The most visible cultural institution on earth between the World Wars, the Hollywood movie industry tried to satisfy worldwide audiences of vastly different cultural, religious, and political persuasions. The World According to Hollywood shows how the industry's self-regulation shaped the content of films to make them salable in as many markets as possible. In the process, Hollywood created an idiosyncratic vision of the world that was glamorous and exotic, but also oddly narrow. Ruth Vasey shows how the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America (MPPDA), by implementing such strategies as the industry's Production Code, ensured that domestic and foreign distribution took place with a minimum of censorship or consumer resistance. Drawing upon MPPDA archives, studio records, trade papers, and the records of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Vasey reveals the ways the MPPDA influenced the representation of sex, violence, religion, foreign and domestic politics, corporate capitalism, ethnic minorities, and the conduct of professional classes. Vasey is the first scholar to document fully how the demands of the global market frequently dictated film content and created the movies' homogenized picture of social and racial characteristics, in both urban America and the world beyond. She uncovers telling evidence of scripts and treatments that were abandoned before or during the course of production because of content that might offend foreign markets. Among the fascinating points she discusses is Hollywood's frequent use of imaginary countries as story locales, resulting from a deliberate business policy of avoiding realistic depictions of actual countries. She argues that foreign governments perceived movies not just as articles of trade, but as potential commercial and political emissaries of the United States. Just as Hollywood had to persuade its domestic audiences that its products were morally sound, its domination of world markets depended on its ability to create a culturally and politically acceptable product.

Paramount in Paris

300 Films Produced at the Joinville Studios, 1930-1933, with Credits and Biographies

Author: Harry Waldman,Anthony Slide

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780810834316

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 237

View: 8061

In an ambitious attempt to dominate the international sound film market, Paramount, the motion picture powerhouse, invested money abroad where great filmmaking talent was at hand. Waldman looks at the 300 films Paramount produced in Paris and the filmmakers who loaned their genius to an effort that has been overlooked by film historians.