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
Publisher:
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
Size: 72.23 MB
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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: 38.73 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.

Paradise Lost

Author: John Milton
Publisher:
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Paradise Lost from the Author: John Milton.

Literature Of Travel And Exploration

Author: Jennifer Speake
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135456623
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Literature Of Travel And Exploration from the Author: Jennifer Speake. Containing more than 600 entries, this valuable resource presents all aspects of travel writing. There are entries on places and routes (Afghanistan, Black Sea, Egypt, Gobi Desert, Hawaii, Himalayas, Italy, Northwest Passage, Samarkand, Silk Route, Timbuktu), writers (Isabella Bird, Ibn Battuta, Bruce Chatwin, Gustave Flaubert, Mary Kingsley, Walter Ralegh, Wilfrid Thesiger), methods of transport and types of journey (balloon, camel, grand tour, hunting and big game expeditions, pilgrimage, space travel and exploration), genres (buccaneer narratives, guidebooks, New World chronicles, postcards), companies and societies (East India Company, Royal Geographical Society, Society of Dilettanti), and issues and themes (censorship, exile, orientalism, and tourism). For a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia website.

Alexander The Great And Bactria

Author: Frank Lee Holt
Publisher: Brill Archive
ISBN: 9789004086128
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Alexander The Great And Bactria from the Author: Frank Lee Holt. This study should appeal to anyone interested in the civilizations of Greece and Central Asia, from the expert to the undergraduate.

Wrestling With The Angel

Author: Michael King
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1742288278
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Wrestling With The Angel from the Author: Michael King. Janet Frame, born in 1924, is New Zealand's most celebrated and least public author. Her early life in small South Island towns seemed, at times, engulfed in a tide of doom: one brother still-born, another epileptic; two sisters dead of heart failure while swimming; Frame herself committed to mental hospitals for the best part of a decade. Later, her surviving sister was temporarily felled in adulthood by a stroke, an uncle cut his throat and a cousin shot his lover, his lover's parents and then himself. . This, then, is an inspiring biography of a woman who climbed out of an abyss of unhappiness to take control of her life and become one of the great writers of her time. And to enable her biographer to write this book scrupulously and honestly, Janet Frame spoke for the first time about her whole life. She also made available her personal papers and directed her family and friends to be equally communicative. The result is a biography of astonishing intimacy and frankness.