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Anne & Gilbert

Anne & Gilbert

  • Author: Bob Johnston,Jeff Hochhauser,Nancy White
  • Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
  • ISBN: 0573696985
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 132
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Music by Bob Johnston and Nancy White Book by Jeff Hochhauser Lyrics by Nancy White, Bob Johnston and Jeff Hochhauser Based on the novels Anne of Avonlea and Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery Based on the sequel novels to Anne of Green Gables, this new Canadian musical continues the story of Anne Shirley's life. Set in the village of Avonlea and at Redmond College in Halifax, Anne and Gilbert follows Anne's journey to young adulthood and her romance with high school academic rival, Gilbert Blythe. Gilbert is in love with Anne, but she seems to be immune to his declarations of love. In the end, Anne realizes what everyone else already knows: that Gilbert is the love of her life. "Anne and Gilbert is a marvel." - The Toronto Star "When the curtain fell, I was disappointed to see it all end." - Variety "It is funny, charming, and musically and visually sensational. Writers, Jeff Hochauser, Nancy White, and Bob Johnstone...have succeeded in grand fashion. Refreshingly modern, Anne & Gilbert is magically artistic, and oh so romantic " - The Buzz "Heartwarming, tear-inducing, thoroughly satisfying" - The Halifax Chronicle Herald

Zen at war

Zen at war

  • Author: Daizen Victoria
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 285
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A compelling history of the contradictory, often militaristic, role of Zen Buddhism, this book meticulously documents the close and previously unknown support of a supposedly peaceful religion for Japanese militarism throughout World War II. Drawing on the writings and speeches of leading Zen masters and scholars, Brian Victoria shows that Zen served as a powerful foundation for the fanatical and suicidal spirit displayed by the imperial Japanese military. At the same time, the author recounts the dramatic and tragic stories of the handful of Buddhist organizations and individuals that dared to oppose Japan's march to war. He follows this history up through recent apologies by several Zen sects for their support of the war and the way support for militarism was transformed into corporate Zen in postwar Japan. The second edition includes a substantive new chapter on the roots of Zen militarism and an epilogue that explores the potentially volatile mix of religion and war. With the increasing interest in Buddhism in the West, this book is as timely as it is certain to be controversial.

Rude Awakenings

Rude Awakenings

Zen, the Kyoto School, & the Question of Nationalism

  • Author: James W. Heisig,John C. Maraldo
  • Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
  • ISBN: 9780824817466
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 381
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"To many scholars in the world of religious studies, Zen is a world apart from the world of politics, and the philosophy of the Kyoto school is a politically neutral blend of intellectual traditions East and West, Buddhist and Christian. This volume challenges those assumptions by focusing on the question of nationalism in the work of Japanese Buddhist thinkers during and after the Pacific War. Fifteen Japanese and Western scholars offer a variety of critical perspectives concerning the political responsibility of intellectuals and the concrete historical consequences of working within a religious or philosophical tradition." "The first group of essays debates the role of Zen Buddhism in wartime Japan." "A second group of essays examines the political thought and activities of Nishida Kitaro, the doyen of the Kyoto school." "A third group of essays questions the complicity of other philosophers of the Kyoto school in the wartime spirit of nationalism and analyzes the ideas of modernity and the modern nation-state then current in Japan." "This carefully documented volume offers a wealth of information and reflection for those interested in prewar and wartime history, Zen, Japanese philosophy, and the problem of nationalism today."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Rude Awakenings

Rude Awakenings

Two Englishmen on Foot in Buddhism's Holy Land

  • Author: Ajahn Sucitto,Sucitto,Nick Scott
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0861714857
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 318
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Half down-and-dirty adventure and half inspirational memoir, this title documents an unusual pilgrimage taken by earthy scientist Nick Scott and fastidious Buddhist monk Ajahn Sucitto, who together retraced the Buddha's footsteps through India.

Controversial 19th-Century Feminine Ideals and Creole Community Values

Controversial 19th-Century Feminine Ideals and Creole Community Values

  • Author: Natalie Hauer
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag
  • ISBN: 3656094136
  • Category:
  • Page: 40
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Essay aus dem Jahr 2011 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Kultur und Landeskunde, Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: From the mid-19th century on, the hitherto largely male dominated US-American society felt compelled to face the first wave of feminism, which united women in their fight for equality. Although women had contributed a great deal to the colonization of the USA, they had not been granted the civil right to vote in national and local elections until the passage of the 19th amendment to the Constitution in 1920, which stated that "the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex" (National Archives and Records Administration). At a time when the US saw themselves confronted with major social and economic changes, among others caused by the industrialization, the influence of science (e.g. Dar-win's revolutionary theory of evolution, transportation by means of the first continental railroad completed in 1869) gender specific role models were affected, too. As these de-velopments caused feelings of insecurity in many people, much importance was attached to the own home, which was seen as a haven of security amidst social and economic turmoil (Shanley 3). The making of a stereotype like that of the "Victorian Lady" or the "Southern Lady" can be seen as an attempt to create a solid authority in a time of radical changes. The Louisiana Purchase in 1803 posed a challenge to the Protestant Americans as the life-style of the Catholic Creoles differed greatly from the ones in the rest of the US. The be-liefs - comprising, amongst others, religious ones - and values of the Creole community were met with rejection and were sometimes described as un-American."

Bleak Houses

Bleak Houses

Marital Violence in Victorian Fiction

  • Author: Lisa Anne Surridge
  • Publisher: Ohio University Press
  • ISBN: 0821416421
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 271
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"Professor Surridge exhibits a clear and persuasive historical sense as well as sensitivity to the novels and stories. I believe this study will have lasting value because of its careful historical research and corresponding interpretation of the texts," says Naomi Wood, Kansas State University The Offenses Against the Person Act of 1828 was a piece of legislation that opened magistrates' courts to abused working-class wives. Newspapers in turn reported on these proceedings and in this way the Victorian scrutiny of domestic conduct began. But how did popular fiction treat the phenomenon of "private" family violence? Bleak Houses: Marital Violence in Victorian Fiction traces novelists' engagement with the wife-assault debates in the public press between 1828 and the turn of the century. Lisa Surridge examines the early works of Charles Dickens, Dombey and Son and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, in the context of the intense debates on wife assault and manliness in the late 1840s and early 1850s. George Eliot's Janet's Repentance is read in light of the parliamentary debates on the 1857 Divorce Act. Marital cruelty trials provide the structure for both John Sutherland's The Woman in White and Anthony Trollope's He Knew He Was Right. Locating the New Woman fiction of Mona Caird and the reassuring detective investigations of Sherlock Holmes in the context of late-Victorian feminism and the great marriage debate in the Daily Telegraph, Surridge illustrates how fin-de-sicle fiction brought male sexual violence and the viability of marriage itself under public scrutiny. Bleak Houses thus demonstrates how Victorian fiction was actively engaged with the wife-assault debates of the nineteenth century, debates which both constructed and invaded the privacy of the middle-class home. ABOUT THE AUTHOR---Lisa Surridge is associate professor of English at the University of Victoria, Canada. She is co-editor of Mary Elizabeth Braddon's Aurora Floyd and has published on Victorian fiction in many journals including Victorian Literature and Culture, Women's Writing, Dickens Studies Annual, Victorian Newsletter, and Victorians Institute Journal.

The Beth Book

The Beth Book

  • Author: Sarah Grand
  • Publisher: G.N. Morang
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: England
  • Page: 573
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The Women of England

The Women of England

Their Social Duties, and Domestic Habits

  • Author: Sarah Stickney Ellis
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Charm
  • Page: 275
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The Death of Christian Britain

The Death of Christian Britain

  • Author: Callum G. Brown
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135115532
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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The Death of Christian Britain uses the latest techniques to offer new formulations of religion and secularisation and explores what it has meant to be 'religious' and 'irreligious' during the last 200 years. By listening to people's voices rather than purely counting heads, it offers a fresh history of de-christianisation, and predicts that the British experience since the 1960s is emblematic of the destiny of the whole of western Christianity. Challenging the generally held view that secularization has been a long and gradual process beginning with the industrial revolution, it proposes that it has been a catastrophic short term phenomenon starting with the 1960's. Is Christianity in Britain nearing extinction? Is the decline in Britain emblematic of the fate of western Christianity? Topical and controversial, The Death of Christian Britain is a bold and original work that will bring some uncomfortable truths to light.

Outside the Fold

Outside the Fold

Conversion, Modernity, and Belief

  • Author: Gauri Viswanathan
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 0691058997
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 332
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In a radical reexamination of religious conversion, Gauri Viswanathan demonstrates how conversion, especially to a minority or alternative religion, actually may be an act of resistance to established authority. In a wholly original perspective, Viswanathan equates the convert as religious dissenter and as colonial subject. Illustrated.

Book of Etiquette

Book of Etiquette

  • Author: Lillian Eichler
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Etiquette
  • Page: N.A
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Blessings on the Wind

Blessings on the Wind

The Mystery & Meaning of Tibetan Prayer Flags

  • Author: Tad Wise
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books
  • ISBN: 9780811834353
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 64
  • View: 6877
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High on the Tibetan Plateau, colorful prayer flags flutter, blowing the blessings of the Buddha out over all the Earth. Blessings on the Wind offers a unique way to practice sacred customs and enhance good fortune with a set of five authentic, traditional Tibetan prayer flags accompanied by a beautifully illustrated hardcover book. The companion volume details the history and origin of Tibetan prayer flags, explaining their rich meaning and offering advice on how to display them most auspiciously. A foreword by renowned scholar of Tibetan Buddhism Robert Thurman, along with explanations of the meaningful symbols printed on the flags, translations of mantras, and meditations to accompany rituals, together offer hands-on insights into the beauty and wisdom of Tibetan beliefs. For newcomers and longtime Buddhists alike, Blessings on the Wind offers a tangible way to promote good karma and celebrate Buddhist traditions.

The history of sexuality

The history of sexuality

The use of pleasure

  • Author: Michel Foucault
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0394751221
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 304
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In this sequel to The History of Sexuality, Volume I: An Introduction, the brilliantly original French thinker who died in 1984 gives an analysis of how the ancient Greeks perceived sexuality. Throughout The Uses of Pleasure Foucault analyzes an irresistible array of ancient Greek texts on eroticism as he tries to answer basic questions: How in the West did sexual experience become a moral issue? And why were other appetites of the body, such as hunger, and collective concerns, such as civic duty, not subjected to the numberless rules and regulations and judgments that have defined, if not confined, sexual behavior?

The Book of the Damned

The Book of the Damned

  • Author: Charles Fort
  • Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • ISBN: 1625792719
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 194
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Features an introductory essay by Jack WomackLo! Welcome to the worlds of Charles Fort, chronicler of the odd, the weird, the strange, the unexpected, and the inexplicable. In words at times as beautiful as anything ever written in English, Fort reveals the marvels of an age, questions the nature of what we think we know for certain, and provides the reader with leads on how not to be fooled by shaggy dog stories. Here youll find rains of the unexpected, fish, snakes, and other items from the _super-Sargasso seaÓ of the unexplained that circles the Earth. Here are accounts of UFOs, accounts of odd animals seen at sea or on land, mysterious attacks by what appear to have been animals, mysterious appearances of things and people in places they could not be. Here Forts epic account of spontaneous combustion, lights in the sky, poltergeists, unseen. murderous wild animals, mysterious disappearances, manifestations of psychotic mania, speaking in tongues¾and, of course, the cow that gave birth to two lambs. All of this Fortean wonder is prefaced by a magnificent new introductory essay by Jack Womack, winner of the Philip K. Dick Award and lifetime Fortean. This Ebook is part of the Baen Books Charles Fort Ebook Collection At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

The Lady Evelyn

The Lady Evelyn

A Story of Today

  • Author: Sir Max Pemberton
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English fiction
  • Page: 317
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The Accidental Buddhist

The Accidental Buddhist

Mindfulness, Enlightenment, and Sitting Still

  • Author: Dinty W. Moore
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books
  • ISBN: 1565128516
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 228
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A journey through the diverse landscape of American Buddhism, written with “a blessedly down-to-earth sense of humor” (Rodger Kamenetz, author of The Jew in the Lotus). In an era when many of us yearn for an escape from a culture of noise and narcissism, this book takes us into the physical and spiritual geography of Buddhism, American-style: from a weekend at a mountain retreat for corporate executives learning effective ways to cope with stress, to a visit with a Zen teacher holding classes in an old Quaker farmhouse, to a meeting with a Catholic priest who’s also a Zen master. Both a lively introduction to this Eastern spiritual tradition and a colorful portrait of American society, The Accidental Buddhist “makes the oftentimes impenetrable concepts of Buddhism accessible to the reader and contains striking, and important, parallels and contrasts between [the author’s] own Catholic upbringing and ancient Buddhist traditions” (Library Journal). “A travelogue detailing the tremendous diversity within American Buddhism. His anecdotes make it clear that the umbrella term ‘Buddhist’ encompasses strict Zen monks, laid-back Tibetan politicos, and beatnik holdover Allen Ginsberg. In his travels, Moore attends weekend retreats, chronicles the Dalai Lama’s 1996 visit to Indiana, and grooves to Change Your Mind Day, a meditative Buddha-fest in New York City’s Central Park. . . . He finds that his family is his sangha (monastery), and while he still feels he is ‘probably a fairly lousy Buddhist,’ he will eclectically combine his various forms of new knowledge to find a path that makes sense to him. Now that may be an authentic American Buddhism.” —Kirkus Reviews

The Great Transformation

The Great Transformation

The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time

  • Author: Karl Polanyi
  • Publisher: Beacon Press
  • ISBN: 080705643X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 317
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One of the twentieth century's most thorough and discerning historians, Karl Polanyi sheds "new illumination on . . . the social implications of a particular economic system, the market economy that grew into full stature in the nineteenth century." -R. M. MacIver

The Englishman in China During the Victorian Era

The Englishman in China During the Victorian Era

As Illustrated in the Career of Sir Rutherford Alcock

  • Author: Alexander Michie
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: China
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 577
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The Yellow Wall Paper

The Yellow Wall Paper

  • Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Marriage
  • Page: 55
  • View: 7075
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Victorian Literature and the Victorian Visual Imagination

Victorian Literature and the Victorian Visual Imagination

  • Author: Carol T. Christ,John O. Jordan
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520200227
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 371
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"Looks freshly at facts that have remained marginal to most critics' sense of the literature--the sheer mechanism of artistic and literary reproductions. These essays make an unusual, various, and interesting collection, with appeal to a great many constituencies."--George Levine, author of "Darwin and the Novelists" "This is an exciting collection linked by a series of contemporary critical assumptions and Victorian concerns. . . . For all their reconsideration of theory, the essays are written in a lively, jargon-free style that should give them popular as well as scholarly appeal."--Carole Silver, coeditor of "Socialism and the Literary Artistry of William Morris"