Growing Up Native American. An Anthology.
Riley, Patricia, Ed.
This anthology contains 22 essays and fictional writings about childhood by well-known Native American writers of the United States and Canada, from the 19th century to the 1990s. Selections include short stories, excerpts from novels, autobiographical sketches, and essays about the relationship between language and culture, family relationships, traditional child-rearing and educational practices, children's perspectives on first contacts between Native Americans and Whites, a young boy's first (and last) buffalo hunt, experiences in mandatory boarding schools, experiences of child abuse and racism, identity formation, and children's resistance and survival. Following "Foreword: Reflections on Identity and Culture" (Ines Hernandez) and an introduction by Patricia Riley, selections are "The Language We Know" (Simon Ortiz); "The Warriors" (Anna Lee Walters); excerpt from "Waterlily" (Ella Cara Deloria); excerpt from "Life among the Piutes" (Sara Winnemucca Hopkins); "Ni-Bo-Wi-Se-Gew" (Ignatia Broker); "Wasichus in the Hills" (Black Elk, as told to John G. Neihardt); "At Last I Kill a Buffalo" (Luther Standing Bear); excerpt from "The Middle Five: Indian Schoolboys of the Omaha Tribe" (Francis La Flesche); excerpt from "Lame Deer: Seeker of Visions" (Lame Deer, Richard Erdoes); excerpt from "Love Medicine" (Louise Erdrich); "A Day in the Life of Spanish" (Basil Johnston); excerpt from "Sundown" (John Joseph Mathews); excerpt from "Mean Spirit" (Linda Hogan); excerpt from "The Names: A Memoir" (N. Scott Momaday); "Notes of a Translator's Son" (Joseph Bruchac); "Turbulent Childhood" (Lee Maracle); "The Talking That Trees Does" (Geary Hobson); "Water Witch" (Louis Owens); "Grace" (Vicki L. Sears); "Uncle Tony's Goat" (Leslie Marmon Silko); excerpt from "Yellow Raft in Blue Water" (Michael Dorris); and "The Ballad of Plastic Fred" (Eric L. Gansworth). (SV)
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Encounters is the fourth short story anthology published by the Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild. Printed in 2004 and edited by Maxine McArthur and Donna Maree Hanson, it contains stories from several Australian speculative fiction authors.
The collection contains the following stories:
*"Vortle" by Lee Battersby
*"Davey's Gift" by Kate Eltham
*"The Souvenir" by Richard Harland
*"Don't Got No Wings" by Trent Jamieson
*"Garden Light" by Shane M. Brown
*"The Flatmate From Hell" by Dirk Flinthart
*"The Ceremony of Innocence" by Conor Bendle
*"Crazy Little Thing" by Stuart Barrow
*"Una, the One" by Frankie Seymour
*"The Faithless Priest and the Nameless King" by Cory Daniells
*"Stella's Transformation" by Kim Westwood
*"Boys" by Ben Payne
*"Sleeping With Monsters" by Michael Barry
*"Remembering Bliss" by Carol Ryles
*"Guarding the Mound" by Kaaron Warren
*"The Final Battle" by Scott Robinson
*"Meltdown my Plutonium Heart" by Cat Sparks
*"Beggars on the Shore" by Bruce Clark
*"The Teller" by Monica Carroll
*"Happy Faces For Happy Families" by Gillian Polack
*"The Dove" by Nigel Read
*"The Glass Flower" by Chris Barnes
All stories are illustrated by Les Petersen.
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This anthology brings togethere in convenient form a rich selection of Japanese poetry in traditional genres dating back from the earliest times to the twentieth century. With more than 1,100 poems, it is the most varied and comprehensive selection of traditional Japanese poetry now available in English.
Ezra Pound called poetry "the most concentrated form of verbal expression," and the great poets of Japan wrote poems as charged and compressed as poems can be. The Japanese language, with its few consonates and even fewer vowels, did not lend itself to expansive forms, making small seem better and perhaps more powerful. There is also the historical context in which Japanese poetry developed—the highly refined society of the early courts of Nara and Kyoto. In this setting, poetry came to be used as much for communication between lovers and friends as for artistic expression, and a tradition of cryptic statement evolved, with notes passed from sleeve to sleeve or conundrums exchanged furtively in the night.
Add to this the high sense of decorum that dominated court society for centuries, and you have the conditions that led to the development of the classical uta (also referred to as tanka or waka ), the thrity-one-syllable form that acts as the foundation for virtually all poetry written in Japanese between 850 and 1900.
In choosing poems, the compiler has given priority to authors and works gnerally acknowledged as of great artistic and/or historical importance by Japanese scholars. For this reason, major poets such as Kakinomoto no Hitomaro, Izumi Shikibu, Saigyo, and Matsuo Basho are particualarly important collections such as Man'yoshu, Kokinshu, and Shin kokinshu. In addtion, the volume also contains samplings from genres such as the poetic diary, linked verse, Chinese forms, and comic verse.
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Pieper studied philosophy. law and sociology at the universities of Berlin and Münster. After working as a sociologist and freelance writer, he became ordinary professor of philosophical anthropology at the University of Münster. and taught there from 1950 to 1976. As professor emeritus he continued to provide lectures until 1996.Philosophy
His views are rooted primarily in the Scholasticism of Thomas Aquinas and in the teachings of Plato. In 60 years of creative work as a philosopher and writer, Pieper explicated the wisdom tradition of the West in clear language, and identified its enduring relevance.
A recent champion of Pieper's philosophy in the English-speaking world is James V. Schall, S.J. Professor of Political Philosophy at Georgetown University. His many books contain innumerable references to Pieper, particularly in his Another Sort of Learning and The Life of the Mind .Awards
In 1981 Pieper received the Balzan Prize in Philosophy; in 1987 he was awarded the State Prize of the state of Nordrhein-Westfalen. In 1990, he received the Ehrenring of the Görres-Gesellschaft.Select publications in English
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This timely anthology brings together thought-provoking maxims on the art of conscious living, inspired by the ancient tradition of the Golden Mean and the natural laws of economy and conservation. Less Is More draws us into the company of men and
This timely anthology brings together thought-provoking maxims on the art of conscious living, inspired by the ancient tradition of the Golden Mean and the natural laws of economy and conservation. Less Is More draws us into the company of men and women from many eras and cultures, whose writings explore the virtues of simplicity and moderation in living.
Confucious, Patañjali, Ovid, St. Matthew, Milarepa, Rumi, Eckhart, da Vinci, St. Teresa of Avila, Basho, Thoreau, Tagore, Suzuki, Illich, and many others share profound thoughts on our wants and needs, lifestyles and lifeworks. Here is a book to be savored in quiet moments when we reflect on our hectic pace of life; when we wonder if the race to riches is worth the struggle; or when we wonder if the earth can sustain our greed for many more generations.Get a copy Friends’ Reviews
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An Anthology of Concrete Poetry
Edited by Emmett Williams
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First published by the legendary Something Else Press in 1967, An Anthology of Concrete Poetry was the first American anthology on the international movement of Concrete poetry. The movement itself began in the early 1950s, in Germany–through Eugen Gomringer, who borrowed the term “concrete” from the art of his mentor, Max Bill–and in Brazil, through the Noigandres group, which included the de Campos brothers and Decio Pignatari. Over the course of the 1960s it exploded across Europe, America and Japan, as other protagonists of the movement emerged, such as Dieter Roth, Öyvind Fahlström, Ernst Jandl, bpNichol, Mary Ellen Solt, Jackson Mac Low, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Bob Cobbing, Dom Sylvester Houédard, Pierre Garnier, Henri Chopin, Brion Gysin and Kitasono Katue. By the late 1960s, poet Jonathan Williams could proclaim: “If there is such a thing as a worldwide movement in the art of poetry, Concrete is it.” The work of the 77 writers collected in this anthology varies greatly in its aims and forms, but all can be said to emphasize the visual dimension of language, manipulating individual letters and minimal semantic units to produce poems that are for contemplating as much as for reading. Emmett Williams, the book’s editor, added explanatory commentary for the poems and biographies of their authors, making this volume–long out of print–the definitive anthology of this movement, which has so influenced artists and writers of subsequent generations.
Writers and artists included: Friedrich Achleitner, Alain Arias-Misson, H. C. Artmann, Ronaldo Azeredo, Stephen Bann, Carlo Belloli, Max Bense, Edgard Braga, Claus Bremer, Augusto de Campos, Haroldo de Campos, Henri Chopin, Carl Friedrich Claus, Bob Cobbing, Paul de Vree, Reinhard Döhl, Torsten Ekbom, Öyvind Fahlström, Carl Fernbach-Flarsheim, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Larry Freifeld, John Furnival, Heinz Gappmayr, Ilse and Pierre Garnier, Matthias Goeritz, Eugen Gomringer, Ludwig Gosewitz, Bohumila Grögerova and Josef Hiršal, José Lino Grünewald, Brion Gysin, Al Hansen, Václav Havel, Helmut Heissenbüttel, Åke Hodell, Dom Sylvester Houédard, Ernst Jandl, Bengt Emil Johnson, Ronald Johnson, Hiro Kamimura, Kitasono Katue, Jiri Kolar, Ferdinand Kriwet, Arrigo Lora-Totino, Jackson Mac Low, Hansjörg Mayer, Cavan McCarthy, Franz Mon, Edwin Morgan, Maurizio Nannucci, bp Nichol, Hans-Jørgen Nielsen, Seiichi Niikuni, Ladislav Novák, Yuksel Pazarkaya, Décio Pignatari, Vlademir Dias Pino, Luiz Angelo Pinto, Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd, Diter Rot, Gerhard Rühm, Aram Saroyan, John J. Sharkey, Edward Lucie Smith, Mary Ellen Solt, Adriano Spatola, Daniel Spoerri, Vagn Steen, Andre Thomkins, Enrique Uribe Valdivielso, Franz Van Der Linde, Franco Verdi, Emmett Williams, Jonathan Williams, Pedro Xisto and Fujitomi Yasuo.
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