The Diaries of Giacomo Meyerbeer: 1791-1839

Author: Giacomo Meyerbeer,Robert Ignatius Letellier

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838637890

Category: Music

Page: 578

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Volume 1 of the diaries, which in toto present a sustained record of Meyerbeer's personal recollections from 1812-1864, covers the Early Years and Italy (1812-26) and the Parisian Triumphs (1827-39). A register of names, maps, illustrations, musical examples, and annotations complete the critical apparatus, Illustrated.
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At-Tuwani Journal

Hope & Nonviolent Action in a Palestinian Village

Author: Arthur G. Gish

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532662009

Category: Social Science

Page: 364

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Art Gish offers an inside view of the work of Christian Peacemaker Teams in the Palestinian village of At-Tuwani. Through vivid stories told in journal fashion, Gish offers a candid but sympathetic portrait of traditional Palestinians in the shadow of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank. In this sequel to his well-received 2001 Hebron Journal, Gish graphically documents the everyday struggles of Palestinians living in the midst of conflict with Israel. With a sense of hope, he also considers the possibilities for reconciliation between Palestinians and Israelis.
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Donato Manduzio's Diary, from Church to Synagogue

Author: Viviane Serfaty

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443875600

Category: Religion

Page: 285

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Donato Manduzio was an illiterate Southern Italian peasant who only learned how to read and write at the age of thirty-two, while convalescing from a wound during the First World War. His subsequent reading of Scripture and the visions he experienced led him to turn to Judaism and to seek an official conversion for himself and seventy-odd followers. For twelve of the sixteen-year-long process, Manduzio wrote about his experiences. Although some excerpts from the Diary have been translated, the manuscript has remained unpublished either in Italian or in any other language up to this day. This book translates the full text of Manduzio’s Diary from the original Italian into English, making it available at last to a wider public. After providing a social and historical framework for the trajectory of this remarkable man, it retraces Manduzio’s mystical visions and spiritual development, as well as his struggle to create and maintain a Jewish community in a remote corner of Apulia at a time when Fascism was taking hold of Italy. It also shows how the text fits in the context of religious conversion narratives and of literary studies, thus shedding a fresh and fascinating light on the subject. This book will be of interest to specialists of autobiography, Jewish studies, Italian studies, and cultural studies. The Diary’s literary qualities and riveting story-telling will also make it a must-read for general audiences.
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Diary Of A Body

Author: Daniel Pennac

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1782060979

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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From a particularly humiliating accident at scout camp, to the final stages of terminal illness, Daniel Pennac's warm, witty and heart-breaking novel shows the rise and fall of an ordinary man, told through his observations of his own body. It is with damp eyes (not to mention underpants) that our narrator begins his diary, seeking through it to come to terms with the demoralising quirks of his fleshy confines. Through the joys and horrors of puberty to the triumphs of adolescence, we grow to love him through every growth, leak and wound, as he finds himself developing muscles, falling in love, and then leaving school to join the French Resistance. Yet, as ever, this is only half the story. As years pass and hairs grey, everything he took for granted begins to turn against him. Tackling taboo topics with honesty and charm, Pennac's wit remains sharp even as everything else begins to sag. This is a hugely original story of the most relatable of unlikely love stories: a human, and the body that defines him. Translated from the French by Alyson Waters
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Punch

Or the London Charivari

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Periodicals

Page: N.A

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