A Far Off Place

Author: Laurens Van Der Post
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1407072889
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The whole of A Far- Off Place is charged with the power and magic and beauty of Africa. Driven with appalling violence from his home by "freedom fighters" François Joubert, a boy about to become a man, who is deeply learned in the life and ways of the bush, embarks on a long and terrible journey. He is accompanied by Nonnie, the young daughter of a retired colonial governor, murdered by the terrorists, Xhabbo, a dearly beloved Bushman whom François had once saved from death, and Xhabbo's wife, Nuin-Tara. Every effort is made by the attackers, swarming everywhere in the bush, to prevent the little foursome, sole survivors and witnesses of the brutal massacre of Europeans and their Matabele partners, from reaching the outside world. The sustained ferocity of the pursuit appears only too likely to overwhelm them, for François and Nonnie have only their own aristocratic spirit and faith in each other, the native skill of Xhabbo and Nuin- Tara and the courage and intelligence of the noble hunting dog, Hintza, to help them against the most fearful odds. Not only the bush but also a great desert of a thousand miles of sand and scrub lies between them and any hope of safety. Yet the manner in which this little band and one dog take on this great adventure, turns it into something of a pilgrimage. Through their physical suffering and almost unbearable agony of heart and mind, they achieve both an unimagined knowledge of the resources of their bodies, and far more important still, find an inner way to an understanding of man's proper place in the natural universe - an acceptance of the right of every living creature to exist alongside him. As a result, whatever the tragedy and disaster of the story, the travail and traffic of their young lives reach out beyond fear and darkness towards an intimation of concord and light. In contrast to the profound understanding of the land and its birds and animals implicit in the characters of each of the imperiled foursome, the "freedom fighters", promising life, bring only death and in the name of liberty do mortal injury to the innermost spirit of Africa. A Far-Off Place, though complete in itself, accomplishes with A Story Like the Wind, a unique voyage of discovery into a hidden and hitherto unrecorded core of Africa. Not least of its by-products is an insight into what is committed in that vast continent in the name of liberation and independence.

The Arrival From A Far Off Place

Author: Brian Sowakinas
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1796039985
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The story is an existential comedy dealing with the lives of three men and the closeness they share after fighting in a war together. It is existential because it deals with the nature of how these men choose to live their lives, and though it does not end well for most of them, it is comedic because it does have a happy ending. One of the men’s son is raised by his selfless father who attempts to teach him the trade of carpentry. Though he never does get the job done, he instead finds love.

New York Magazine

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

The Jumping Off Place

Author: Marian Hurd McNeely
Editor: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486821390
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This 1930 Newbery Honor Book relates an exciting tale of adventure in which four orphaned children head for the South Dakota prairie, where they battle drought, squatters, and other challenges.

A Far Off Country

Author: Martha C. Sammons
Editor: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761815877
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A Far-Off Country offers a comprehensive introduction to C.S. Lewis' major works of fantasy fiction: The Chronicles of Narnia, The Space Trilogy, and Till We Have Faces. Drawing on Lewis' manuscripts as well as unpublished letters, Sammons provides a detailed background for the novels, including biographical information on Lewis as it pertains to each work. She thoroughly investigates the characters, symbols, and themes of the novels, highlighting the Christian doctrines that are embedded in them in addition to the many Biblical parallels. Sammons also includes numerous references from Lewis' other books, ultimately relating the ideas presented in his written works to his Christian beliefs. Exhaustive in its analysis yet accessible to a wide audience, this book will excite those in search of an insightful guide to Lewis' works.

Out Of Time

Author: Julian Johnson
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019023329X
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What does music have to say about modernity? How can this apparently unworldly art tell us anything about modern life? In Out of Time, author Julian Johnson begins from the idea that it can, arguing that music renders an account of modernity from the inside, a history not of events but of sensibility, an archaeology of experience. If music is better understood from this broad perspective, our idea of modernity itself is also enriched by the specific insights of music. The result is a rehearing of modernity and a rethinking of music - an account that challenges ideas of linear progress and reconsiders the common concerns of music, old and new. If all music since 1600 is modern music, the similarities between Monteverdi and Schoenberg, Bach and Stravinsky, or Beethoven and Boulez, become far more significant than their obvious differences. Johnson elaborates this idea in relation to three related areas of experience - temporality, history and memory; space, place and technology; language, the body, and sound. Criss-crossing four centuries of Western culture, he moves between close readings of diverse musical examples (from the madrigal to electronic music) and drawing on the history of science and technology, literature, art, philosophy, and geography. Against the grain of chronology and the usual divisions of music history, Johnson proposes profound connections between musical works from quite different times and places. The multiple lines of the resulting map, similar to those of the London Underground, produce a bewildering network of plural connections, joining Stockhausen to Galileo, music printing to sound recording, the industrial revolution to motivic development, steam trains to waltzes. A significant and groundbreaking work, Out of Time is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of music and modernity.

Thin Places

Author: Ann Armbrecht
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231146524
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Thin Places is an eloquent meditation on what it means to move between cultures and how one might finally come home, a particular paradox in a culture that lacks deep ties to the natural world. During the 1990s, Ann Armbrecht, an American anthropologist, made several trips to northeastern Nepal to research how the Yamphu Rai acquired, farmed, and held onto their land; how they perceived their area's recent designation as a national park and conservation area; and whether?as she believed?they held a wisdom about living on the earth that the industrialized West had forgotten. What Armbrecht found instead were men and women who shared her restlessness, people also driven by the feeling that there must be more to life than they could find in their village. "We each blamed our dissatisfaction on something in the world," she writes, "not something in ourselves or in the stories we told ourselves about that world. If only we lived elsewhere, then we would be at home." Charting Armbrecht's travels in the mountains of Nepal and in the United States and her disintegrating marriage back home, Thin Places is ultimately an exploration not of the sacred far-off but of the sacredness of places that are between?between the internal and external landscape, the self and others, and the self and the land. She finds that home is not a place where we arrive but a way of being in place, wherever that place may be. Along the way, Armbrecht explores the disconnections in our most intimate relationships, how they stem from the same disconnections that create our destruction of the land, and how one cannot be healed without attending to the other.

A Place Called Fairhavens

Author: Paul Krebill
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462804566
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Max Ritter,a young Montana pastor troubled by self-doubt, tries to re-gain confidence as he looks out onto the endless South Pacific from his vantage point on the southernmost shore of New Zealand. Feeling unfit for parish ministry and a failure in marriage Max has fled as far away from people as possible, after suffering the rejection of both his wife and his congregation. While on the South Island of New Zealand he meets Bronwyn MacKenzie, the young owner of Colac Bay Inn, the bed and breakfast in which he is staying. Her caring concern for him and the loving acceptance he finds in her parish church help him to regain self-confidence. Through a series of experiences Bronwyn helps Max to live and love again, and along with her church encourages him in the long process through which he is restored to ministry and to a deeper understanding of spirituality. He returns to Montana and takes a job as a handyman at Fairhavens, a resort and retreat center in the mountains near Yellowstone Park. While Fairhavens is threatened by a "Disney-like" theme park developing nearby, Bronwyns Colac Bay Inn in New Zealand faces financial bankruptcy. When Max is told of the death of Bronwyns fianc, he returns to New Zealand briefly to help Bronwyn. During this time together a deepening love grows between Bronwyn and Max. Max returns to Montana and once again is involved with Fairhavens. Eventually its problems are resolved when the neighboring development is scaled down. Meanwhile, Bronwyn sells part interest in the inn and is thus enabled to come to Montana where she is given a position on the staff of Fairhavens. Once again the lives of Bronwyn and Max become intertwined. Max becomes the director of Fairhavens after its founder and director retires. His confidence now fully restored, Max begins to carry out various church duties in the region, having regained a renewed sense of Gods call to ministry both through his work at Fairhavens and some of the more traditional ministerial functions.

Quran Word For Word Meaning For Phone With 3 Different Translations Available As Pdf

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Editor: Yasin
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This work provides you word for word meaning of Qur'an and three different translations in a single book. (***): To download the free PDF file of this book, please write the following web address to your browser and press enter to start download. PDF for TABLETs: www.mediafire.com/download/t6b9d9d9j4c1dqa/Tablet.pdf PDF for Printing: www.mediafire.com/download/flwuxir1avv04w5/Print.pdf PDF for Cell Phones: www.mediafire.com/download/4l0g7gg4czmo1va/Phone.pdf PDF for LAPTOPs and PCs: www.mediafire.com/download/flwuxir1avv04w5/Print.pdf If you have trouble while downloading the pdfs, you can send an e-mail to [email protected], they can be send to your mail address via emails. The PDF file of this book is FREE for everyone. This book will make you read a verse and its multiple translations at the same row. And at the same row you can follow the word meanings also. This word for word meaning is written from LEFT to RIGHT because of the following reason.If you read the word for word meaning "word by word and from the left to the right" you can find out that you can understand Quran just reading the word meaning mostly. If you cannot understand the meanin of a verse just by reading the word meaning you can refer the other valuable translations which also can differ from each other sometimes. Another usage of this book can be like the following way: You can read your favorite translation and follow this translation for the whole book from start to the end. And if you cannot understand some verses of your favorite translation then you can refer the other translations and even the word meanings for this type of difficult verses. PS: This book is for mobile phone usage only. For bigger screens (for Tablet,PC etc.) you can prefer the TABLET version of this book. [email protected]

The Seed And The Sower

Author: Laurens Van Der Post
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1407073184
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What follows is the story of two British officers whose spirit the Japanese try to break. Yet out of all the violence and misery strange bonds are forged between prisoners - and their gaolers. In a battle for survival that becomes a battle of contrasting wills and philosophies as the intensity of the men's relationships develop.