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Black Lamb and Grey Falcon

Black Lamb and Grey Falcon ebook ISBN: 1453207465
Publisher: Open Road Media
Author: Rebecca West
Number of Pages: 1232 
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Hailed as among the most important books of the twentieth century, Rebecca West’s magnum opus is a history, a travelogue, and a sociological study of Yugoslavia that examines how the past shapes the present In a breathtakingly wide-ranging journalistic work, West richly chronicles her travels throughout Yugoslavia in the 1930s, introducing vivid characters and illuminating details. More than a travelogue, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon connects the people and places West encounters to the long history of conflict that has formed national identities in the Balkans across a millennium of shifting alliances. West writes, “I had come to Yugoslavia because I knew that the past has made the present, and I wanted to see how the process works.” As profound, sad, and funny as when it was first published in 1941, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon interrogates the forces that continue to shape our modern world.

Black Lamb and Grey Falcon

Black Lamb and Grey Falcon ebook ISBN: 1847674739
Publisher: Canongate Books
Author: Rebecca Lamb
Number of Pages: 1218 
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With an introduction by Geoff Dyer First published in 1942, Rebecca West’s epic masterpiece is widely regarded as the most illuminating book to have been written on what was once Yugoslavia, essential for anyone attempting to understand the enigmatic history of the Balkan states. ‘West’s masterpiece [is] one of the great twentieth-century books of any genre.’ Independent ‘Impossible to put down, both timeless and of its time—a travel book and epic narrative history brimming with passion, anger, scholarship and intuition, hatred and love.’ Observer ‘Such incandescent writing—you find yourself wanting to mark every sentence in order to go back and relish it again.’ Brian Eno ‘One of the supreme masterpieces of the twentieth century . . . As a book about Yugoslavia it’s a kind of metaphysical Lonely Planet that never requires updating . . . this is history as it might have been written by Ryszard Kapuscinski or Gabriel García Márquez .’ Geoff Dyer, from his introduction ‘It is hard to convey the flavour of a book so rich in observation, history, philosophy, political ideas and ironic humour. West is full of digressions which are extraordinary, but never boring.’ The Times ‘The sheer quality and depth of the writing make it one of the great books of the century.’ Times Literary Supplement

A Study Guide for Rebecca West's "Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey through Yugoslavia"

A Study Guide for Rebecca West's ISBN: 1410341453
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Number of Pages: 29 
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A Study Guide for Rebecca West's "Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey through Yugoslavia," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Nonfiction Classics for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Nonfiction Classics for Students for all of your research needs.

Agneau noir et faucon gris

Agneau noir et faucon gris ebook ISBN: 9782825108659
Publisher: L\'AGE D\'HOMME
Author: Rebecca West
Number of Pages: 909 
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De son voyage en Yougoslavie, en 1937, l'écrivain et féministe anglaise a tiré cette fresque magistrale où les paysages et les gens, l'histoire, les cultures et les religions sont dépeints avec intelligence et empathie.

Le Retour du soldat

Le Retour du soldat ebook ISBN: 9782246314110
Publisher: Grasset & Fasquelle
Author: Rebecca West
Number of Pages: 179 
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Le retour de la Première Guerre mondiale d'un jeune officier anglais devenu amnésique. Trois femmes attendent le héros blessé - ou le simulateur - à sa somptueuse demeure. [SDM].

Approaches to the Anglo and American Female Epic, 1621-1982

Approaches to the Anglo and American Female Epic, 1621-1982 ebook ISBN: 9780754654865
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Author: Bernard Schweizer
Number of Pages: 228 
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Epic has long been regarded as the exclusive domain of the male literary genius and as an incarnation of patriarchal values. This text challenges such a hegemonic stereotype by demonstrating the ways in which women writers have successfully adapted the masculine epic tradition to suit their own needs.

Survivors in Mexico

Survivors in Mexico ebook ISBN: 1453206779
Publisher: Open Road Media
Author: Rebecca West
Number of Pages: 294 
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A travelogue and historical exploration of Mexico from one of the twentieth century’s greatest travel writers Dame Rebecca West travels through Mexico and explores its people, history, religion, and culture in her unfinished work Survivors in Mexico, carefully stitched together by Bernard Schweizer in this posthumously published edition. West tackles the country’s broad historical legacy—the Spanish conquest and Mexican revolution, the muralist movement, race relations, and contemporary life—and delves into the personal, intimate lives of key figures such as Hernán Cortés, Montezuma, Dr. Atl, Diego Rivera, and Leon Trotsky. Conceived as a companion to West’s masterful classic Black Lamb and Grey Falcon, this book showcases the complexity of West’s character, addresses the paradoxes inherent in her work, and allows for a mature understanding of her ideology. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Rebecca West featuring rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, McFarlin Library, at the University of Tulsa.

Black Lambs and Grey Falcons

Black Lambs and Grey Falcons ebook ISBN: 9781571818072
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Author: John B. Allcock,Antonia Young
Number of Pages: 274 
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During the nineteenth century the Balkan countries b ecame the subject of a rather romantic fascination for the public at large. This has had important consequences for the way in which the region has been viewed since then, and the creation of this image has had an impact on the many aspects of West European and North American responses to the Balkans, ranging from diplomatic and military involvement to the burgeoning flow of tourists. This vision of the area has been created in large measure by the writing of women travellers such as those represented in this volume. The achievements of these women are quite remarkable: in many cases their travels were adventurous, and even dangerous, reaching into parts of the countryside which were remote and hardly known to outsiders. Not only as travellers but also in the fields of medical and military service, scholarship and education, journalism and literature, did these travellers contribute in very significant ways to the expansion of women's horizons, and to the attempt to gain greater freedom for women in society in general.

Rebecca West

Rebecca West ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Praeger
Author: Bernard Schweizer
Number of Pages: 160 
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Rebecca West (1892-1983) was a prominent English critic, journalist, and novelist. She contributed to feminist and socialist magazines, had a lengthy relationship with H. G. Wells, and was named Dame of the British Empire in 1959. Her literary reputation declined after 1970 and was revived in the mid-1980s, with the posthumous publication of three novels and a memoir, as wells as the reissue of several earlier works. With the violent disintegration of Yugoslavia in the 1990s, West's Black Lamb and Grey Falcon catapulted her into the limelight and brought her wide critical attention. This book offers a much-needed assessment of her literary career. Schweizer's volume analyzes West's spiritual and philosophical ideas, asserting that her novels and travel writings betray an epic impulse and therefore reinvent epic heroism in feminist terms. The first part of this study examines her fiction, including, The Judge and the trilogy of novels about the Aubrey family. Philosophical and conceptual elements in her fictional and nonfictional prose are explored, relating her ideas to other thinkers. The volume closes with a look at West's reworking of epic conventions in her travel writings, including her unfinished Survivors in Mexico.

Radicals on the Road

Radicals on the Road ebook ISBN: 9780813920702
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Author: Bernard Schweizer
Number of Pages: 216 
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In the 1930s, the discourse of travel furthered widely divergent and conflicting ideologies—socialist, conservative, male chauvinist, and feminist—and the major travel writers of the time revealed as much in their texts. Evelyn Waugh was a declared conservative and fascist sympathizer; George Orwell was a dedicated socialist; Graham Greene wavered between his bourgeois instincts and his liberal left-wing sympathies; and Rebecca West maintained strong feminist and liberationist convictions. Bernard Schweizer explores both the intentional political rhetoric and the more oblique, almost unconscious subtexts of Waugh, Orwell, Greene, and West in his groundbreaking study of travel writing's political dimension. Radicals on the Road demonstrates how historically and culturally conditioned forms of anxiety were compounded by the psychological dynamics of the uncanny, and how, in order to dispel such anxieties and to demarcate their ideological terrains, 1930s travelers resorted to dualistic discourses. Yet any seemingly fixed dualism, particularly the opposition between the political left and the right, the dichotomy between home and abroad, or the rift between utopia and dystopia, was undermined by the rise of totalitarianism and by an increasing sense of global crisis—which was soon followed by political disillusionment. Therefore, argues Schweizer, traveling during the 1930s was more than just a means to engage the burning political questions of the day: traveling, and in turn travel writing, also registered the travelers' growing sense of futility and powerlessness in an especially turbulent world.

This Real Night

This Real Night ebook ISBN: 1453207066
Publisher: Open Road Media
Author: Rebecca West
Number of Pages: 265 
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A new era for women—and the Aubrey sisters—dawns in the trilogy that proves “what an extraordinary, and extraordinarily honest, writer Rebecca West was” (The New York Times). They have put down their schoolbooks and put up their hair, but a talented musician and her kin ponder what being a young woman on one’s own will entail. Abandoned by their feckless father, Rose and her family must move beyond their comfortable drawing room to discover a world of kind patrons, music teachers, and concert hall acclaim, but also domestic strife, anti-Semitism, and social pressure to marry. Set before World War I, Rebecca West’s intimate, eloquent family portrait brings to life a time when women recognized their own voices and the joys of living off one’s own talents.

Bonnes nouvelles sur le sexe et le mariage

Bonnes nouvelles sur le sexe et le mariage ebook ISBN: 2353893597
Publisher: Editions de l\'Emmanuel
Author: Christopher West
Number of Pages: 224 
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Des réponses sans détour à toutes les questions sur l’enseignement de l’Église sur le sexe et le mariage. Ce livre vous aidera à connaître, comprendre et expérimenter l’amour humain véritable.

Nuits florentines

Nuits florentines ebook ISBN:
Publisher: L\'AGE D\'HOMME
Author: Heinrich Heine,André Coeuroy
Number of Pages: 89 
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The Saga of the Century Trilogy

The Saga of the Century Trilogy ebook ISBN: 1453276475
Publisher: Open Road Media
Author: Rebecca West
Number of Pages: 1006 
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Three novels in one volume following the artistic and eccentric Aubrey family in the years surrounding the Great War. In The Fountain Overflows,Papa Aubrey’s wife and twin daughters, Mary and Rose, are piano prodigies, his young son, Richard Quin, is a lively boy, and his eldest daughter, Cordelia, is a beautiful and driven young woman with musical aspirations. But the talented and eccentric Aubrey family rarely enjoys a moment of harmony, as its members struggle to overcome the effects of their patriarch’s spendthrift ways. Now they must move so that their father can find stable employment. Despite the daunting odds, the Aubreys hope that art will save them from the cacophony of a life sliding toward poverty. In The Real Night, a talented musician and her kin ponder what being young women on their own will entail. Abandoned by their feckless father, Rose and her family must move beyond their comfortable drawing room to discover a world of kind patrons, music teachers, and concert hall acclaim, but also domestic strife, anti-Semitism, and social pressure to marry. Set before World War I, Rebecca West’s intimate, eloquent family portrait brings to life a time when women recognized their own voices and the joys of living off one’s own talents. In Cousin Rosamund, Mary and Rose Aubrey have found success as accomplished pianists in the years after the war. But despite their travels and material rewards, they remain apart from society. When their cherished cousin Rosamund surprises them by marrying a man they feel is beneath her, the sisters must reconsider what love means to them and how they can find a sense of spiritual wellbeing on their own, without the guidance of their family. “Very few writers have managed to be more knowledgeable and profound in their thinking,” said the Los Angeles Times about Rebecca West, and the Saga of the Century is a collection of three absorbing novels inspired partly by her own life.

The Birds Fall Down

The Birds Fall Down ebook ISBN: 1453207147
Publisher: Open Road Media
Author: Rebecca West
Number of Pages: 416 
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A “compelling . . . oddly intriguing” psychological thriller set in fin-de-siècle Paris from the New York Times–bestselling author of Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (The New York Times). During early revolutionary stirrings in Russia, after an unexpected turn of events, Laura Rowan, the coddled granddaughter of an exiled British nobleman, becomes her grandfather’s sole companion on a fateful train ride. In France, a young revolutionary approaches Laura and her grandfather with information that will turn her world upside down, and their travels become a thrilling journey into the heart of the struggle against Tsarist Russia. In this suspenseful novel, West brings to life a battle between entitled imperials and the passionate, savvy communist revolutionaries who dare to face them.

Vivre en mourant

Vivre en mourant ebook ISBN: 2081315238
Publisher: Flammarion
Author: Christophe Hitchens
Number of Pages: 123 
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Depuis que j’ai été scié en pleine tournée de promotion d’un livre, pendant l’été 2010, j’ai adoré saisir toutes les chances de me rattraper et de tenir tous les engagements que je peux. Débats, lectures et signatures font partie pour moi de la respiration de la vie. Mais voici ce qui m’est arrivé il y a quelques semaines. Imaginez-moi assis à ma table et voyant approcher une femme d’aspect maternel. Elle : « J’ai été désolée d’apprendre que vous avez été malade. Un cousin à moi aussi a eu un cancer. Moi : Oh ! J’en suis vraiment désolé. Elle (tandis que la queue s’allonge derrière) : Oui, du foie. Moi : Ça n’est jamais bon. Elle : Mais c’est passé, alors que les docteurs lui avaient dit que c’était incurable, puis c’est revenu, et bien pire qu’avant. Moi : Oh, quelle horreur ! Elle : Et puis il est mort. Ça a été atroce. Atroce. Ça n’en finissait pas. Bien sûr, il était homosexuel, depuis toujours. Moi (à court de mots et ne voulant pas être assez bête pour répéter son « bien sûr ») : ... Elle : Toute sa famille proche l’a renié. Il est mort pratiquement seul. Moi : Eh bien, je ne vois vraiment pas ce que je pourrais... Elle : Je voulais juste vous dire que je sais exactement quelle épreuve vous traversez. » Ce fut une rencontre étonnamment épuisante. Du coup, je me suis demandé s’il n’y aurait pas place pour un bref manuel de savoir-vivre en matière de cancer, destiné aussi bien aux malades qu’aux sympathisants. En couverture : d’après une photo © Christian Witkin