The Light Garden Of The Angel King

Author: Peter Levi
Publisher: Eland Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781906011550
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The Light Garden Of The Angel King from the Author: Peter Levi. A resonant account in which Peter Levi seeks clues about why each migration to Afghanistan left, and an account of a journey through Afghanistan in the 1970's with the young Bruce Chatwin.

The Garden Of God

Author: Peter Levi
ISBN: 9781875862047
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The Garden Of God from the Author: Peter Levi.

Afghanistan Ediz Inglese

Author: Paul Clammer
Publisher: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 1740596420
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Afghanistan Ediz Inglese from the Author: Paul Clammer. Describes the history, geography, and people of Afghanistan, recommends hotels and restaurants, and explores attractions and safety issues.

An Unexpected Light

Author: Jason Elliot
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330542052
Size: 61.40 MB
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An Unexpected Light from the Author: Jason Elliot. An Unexpected Light, Travels in Afghanistan was greeted on publication by universal critical acclaim and is now widely acknowledged as the most influential contemporary work of Afghanistan. Written on the eve of 9/11, at the height of Afghanistan’s isolation from the world, Jason Elliot’s uncannily prescient account of his winter journey through the country torn by civil war is as pertinent today as it was then. Winner of the Thomas Cook/Daily Telegraph Travel Book Award in the UK and a New York Times Bestseller in the USA, it recounts the author’s daring and passionate investigation into an extraordinary culture, first as a clandestine guest of the mujaheddin during the Soviet occupation, and ten years later during the Taleban advance on the besieged capital, Kabul. This new edition of An Unexpected Light is illustrated with the author’s photographs and celebrates a classic work of travel literature. ‘Jason Elliot is that rare traveller who surrenders himself to people and places and this tale is a many-layered reconstruction of his experience . . . I am sure this book will soon be among the classics of travel’ DORIS LESSING ‘An Unexpected Light is often unexpectedly funny and constantly perceptive, but it is also profound’ New York Times ‘What raises the book to the level of a classic is its intensely personal meditation on the magic of unplanned adventure, of the pain and pleasure of pushing into the unknown. The whole book, like Elliot’s travels themselves, operated on this heightened level’ The Times

Digital Humanities And The Lost Drama Of Early Modern England

Author: Matthew Steggle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317150783
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Digital Humanities And The Lost Drama Of Early Modern England from the Author: Matthew Steggle. This book establishes new information about the likely content of ten lost plays from the period 1580-1642. These plays’ authors include Nashe, Heywood, and Dekker; and the plays themselves connect in direct ways to some of the most canonical dramas of English literature, including Hamlet, King Lear, The Changeling, and The Duchess of Malfi. The lost plays in question are: Terminus & Non Terminus (1586-8); Richard the Confessor (1593); Cutlack (1594); Bellendon (1594); Truth's Supplication to Candlelight (1600); Albere Galles (1602); Henry the Una (c. 1619); The Angel King (1624); The Duchess of Fernandina (c. 1630-42); and The Cardinal's Conspiracy (bef. 1639). From this list of bare titles, it is argued, can be reconstructed comedies, tragedies, and histories, whose leading characters included a saint, a robber, a Medici duchess, an impotent king, at least one pope, and an angel. In each case, newly-available digital research resources make it possible to interrogate the title and to identify the play's subject-matter, analogues, and likely genre. But these concrete examples raise wider theoretical problems: What is a lost play? What can, and cannot, be said about objects in this problematic category? Known lost plays from the early modern commercial theatre outnumber extant plays from that theatre: but how, in practice, can one investigate them? This book offers an innovative theoretical and practical frame for such work, putting digital humanities into action in the emerging field of lost play studies.

A Passage To Nuristan

Author: Nicholas Barrington
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781845111755
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A Passage To Nuristan from the Author: Nicholas Barrington. This is the story of three young westerners--a Briton, an American and a German--who in 1960 set out to penetrate a land that few westerners had set eyes on. Unable to rely on maps and with little information on what would confront them, they were guided step by precarious step into the unknown world previously immortalized by Kipling's The Man Who Would be King. This is the contemporary record--now published for the first time--of an extraordinary journey.

Soldiers Of God

Author: Robert D. Kaplan
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307546985
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Soldiers Of God from the Author: Robert D. Kaplan. First time in paperback, with a new Introduction and final chapter World affairs expert and intrepid travel journalist Robert D. Kaplan braved the dangers of war-ravaged Afghanistan in the 1980s, living among the mujahidin—the “soldiers of god”—whose unwavering devotion to Islam fueled their mission to oust the formidable Soviet invaders. In Soldiers of God we follow Kaplan’s extraordinary journey and learn how the thwarted Soviet invasion gave rise to the ruthless Taliban and the defining international conflagration of the twenty-first century. Kaplan returns a decade later and brings to life a lawless frontier. What he reveals is astonishing: teeming refugee camps on the deeply contentious Pakistan-Afghanistan border; a war front that combines primitive fighters with the most technologically advanced weapons known to man; rigorous Islamic indoctrination academies; a land of minefields plagued by drought, fierce tribalism, insurmountable ethnic and religious divisions, an abysmal literacy rate, and legions of war orphans who seek stability in military brotherhood. Traveling alongside Islamic guerrilla fighters, sharing their food, observing their piety in the face of deprivation, and witnessing their determination, Kaplan offers a unique opportunity to increase our understanding of a people and a country that are at the center of world events. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Drinking Arak Off An Ayatollah S Beard

Author: Nicholas Jubber
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0306819015
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Drinking Arak Off An Ayatollah S Beard from the Author: Nicholas Jubber. An engrossing blend of travel writing and history, Drinking Arak off an Ayatollah’s Beard traces one man’s adventure-filled journey through today’s Iran, Afghanistan, and Central Asia, and describes his remarkable attempt to make sense of the present by delving into the past. Setting out to gain insight into the lives of Iranians and Afghans today, Nicholas Jubber is surprised to uncover the legacy of a vibrant pre-Islamic Persian culture that has endured even in times of the most fanatic religious fundamentalism. Everywhere—from underground dance parties to religious shrines to opium dens—he finds powerful and unbreakable connections to a time when both Iran and Afghanistan were part of the same mighty empire, when the flame of Persian culture lit up the world. Whether through his encounters with poets and cab drivers or run-ins with “pleasure daughters” and mujahideen, again and again Jubber is drawn back to the eleventh-century Persian epic, the Shahnameh (“Book of Kings”). The poem becomes not only his window into the region’s past, but also his link to its tumultuous present, and through it Jubber gains access to an Iran and Afghanistan seldom revealed or depicted: inside-out worlds in which he has tea with a warlord, is taught how to walk like an Afghan, and even discovers, on a night full of bootleg alcohol and dancing, what it means to drink arak off an Ayatollah’s beard.