Coming Through Slaughter

Author: Michael Ondaatje
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408821230
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Based on the life of cornet player Buddy Bolden, one of the legendary jazz pioneers of turn-of-the-twentieth-century New Orleans, Coming Through Slaughter is an extraordinary recreation of a remarkable musical life and a tragic conclusion. Through a collage of memoirs, interviews, imaginary conversations and monologues, Ondaatje builds a picture of a man who would work by day at a barber shop and by night unleash his talent to wild audiences who had never experienced such playing. But Buddy was also playing the field with two women, and inside his head was a ticking time-bomb which he was unable to stop.

Light Writing Life Writing

Author: Timothy Dow Adams
Editor: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9780807847923
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On the surface, the use of photography in autobiography appears to have a straightforward purpose: to illustrate and corroborate the text. But in the wake of poststructuralism, the role of photography in autobiography is far from simple or one-dimensional

The Columbia Guide To Asian American Literature Since 1945

Author: Guiyou Huang
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231501033
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The Columbia Guide to Asian American Literature Since 1945

Comparative Cultural Studies And Michael Ondaatje S Writing

Author: Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek
Editor: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 9781557533784
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Annotation It is an event in literary criticism and culture scholarship that we have new studies on the work of such an original writer as Michael Ondaatje. In this collection, some of the most perceptive scholars working in cultural and literary studies examine Ondaatje's texts - his poetry, his novels In the Skin of a Lion, The English Patient (novel and film), and Anil's Ghost.

The Book Of Music And Nature

Author: David Rothenberg
Editor: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 9780819564085
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A provocative book and CD explore the relationship of music and the natural world.

Apropos Canada

Author: Eugen Banauch
Editor: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783631594728
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The first graduate conference of the Young Scholars' Network of the Association for Canadian Studies in German-speaking countries took place in Berlin in 2004. The conference has been an integral part of the academic year in Canadian Studies ever since. It offers an opportunity for young scholars to present their B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. projects and receive feedback and helpful suggestions from peers and experts. This type of academic exchange is particularly important in Canadian Studies as they often occupy a marginal position at universities. Beside graduate students from Canada, Germany and Austria, prominent Canadian scholars have also been invited to speak at the conference every year. This volume contains selected contributions (in English, German and French) presented at the first five graduate conferences and demonstrates the large scope of Canadian studies in German-speaking countries. Die erste Graduiertentagung fur Kanada-Studien des Nachwuchsforums der Gesellschaft fur Kanada-Studien e. V. (GKS) wurde 2004 in Berlin veranstaltet. Dieses Forum fur junge KanadistInnen ist seitdem ein fixer Bestandteil des akademischen Jahres der Kanada-Studien geworden: Angehende WissenschaftlerInnen prasentieren Abschlussarbeiten und in Arbeit befindliche Dissertationen und bekommen von ExpertInnen und KollegInnen fachliche Reaktionen und Hilfestellung. Dies ist besonders fur einen Bereich wie die Kanada-Studien von Bedeutung, da sie an vielen Universitaten nur marginal vertreten sind. Neben Graduierten aus Kanada, Deutschland und Osterreich haben regelmassig auch international anerkannte kanadische WissenschaftlerInnen teilgenommen. Dieser Band prasentiert eine Zusammenstellung (in englischer, deutscher und franzosischer Sprache) der interessantesten Vortrage der ersten funf Jahre der Graduiertentagungen und demonstriert die Vielfalt der Projekte und der Kanada-Studien insgesamt."

Ragas Of Longing

Author: Sam Solecki
Editor: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802085436
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Solecki suggests that Ondaatje's poetry can be seen as constituting a relatively unified personal canon that has evolved with each book building on its predecessor while simultaneously preparing the groundwork for the following volume.

Geohumanities

Author: Michael Dear
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136883487
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Geohumanities identifies a convergence of transdisciplinary thought characterized by geography’s engagement with the humanities, and the humanities’ integration of place and the tools of geography into its studies. With this cutting edge book, an international collaboration of scholars, architects, artists, activists, scientists and writers map this emerging intellectual terrain. This volume explores the creative zone at the edge of the humanities’ rapidly expanding engagement with geography, and the multi-methodological inquiries that analyze the meanings of place, and then reconstruct those meanings to provoke new knowledge as well as the possibility of altered political practices. It is no coincidence that the geohumanities are forcefully emerging at a time of immense intellectual and social change. The book’s contributors address urgent contemporary imperatives, such as the link between creativity and place; altered practices of spatial literacy; the increasing complexity of visual representation in art, culture, and science; and the ubiquitous presence of geospatial technologies in the Information Age.

Historiographic Metafiction In Modern American And Canadian Literature

Author: Bernd Engler
Editor: Paderborn [Germany] : F. Schöningh
ISBN: 9783506708236
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Varieties Of Darkness

Author: Don Meredith
Editor: University Press of America
ISBN: 0761857230
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Part travelogue, part literary study, Varieties of Darkness is Don Meredith s account of his exploration of Michael Ondaatje s fascinating literary masterpiece The English Patient. Meredith mines the places, the real-life counterparts of the characters, and the curious creative mind of Ondaatje to offer fresh insights into the novel ."